COCA-COLA’S quarterly profit missed Wall Street estimates yesterday, hurt by the Japan earthquake and the timing of marketing expenses.Coke, the world’s largest soft-drink company, said yesterday that net income rose to $1.9bn (£1.15bn), or 82 cents per share, in the first-quarter, from $1.61bn, or 69 cents per share, a year earlier.Earnings per share were reduced because of lost revenue following the Japan earthquake in March and due to the timing of marketing expenses.Excluding those items, and restructuring and other charges, earnings were 86 cents per share, missing the average analyst estimate by a penny.Net operating revenue rose 40 per cent to $10.52bn, in part because of last year’s acquisition of North American bottling operations. Analysts on average were expecting $10.57bn.Worldwide volume rose six per cent in the quarter, with North American volume, excluding new cross-licenced brands like Dr Pepper, up two per cent.The Atlanta-based company, which does most of its business overseas, said sales volume rose seven per cent in Latin America, one per cent in Europe, eight per cent in Eurasia and Africa and five per cent in the Pacific.Coke bought its North American bottling operations in October to streamline its distribution system and cut costs. Shares in the firm closed 1.7 per cent lower at $66.61. Coke misses expectations due to quake Tuesday 26 April 2011 8:25 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content
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Reporters Without Borders today said it shared the outrage of the pan-Arab satellite TV station Al Arabiya, which issued a statement yesterday condemning an Israeli decision to ban one of its correspondents, British journalist Bassem El-Jamal, from entering the Palestinian Territories. The ban is the latest in a long series of press freedom violations by the Israeli army against the Arab media.“We call on the Israeli authorities to immediately lift the ban on Bassem El-Jamal, for which there are absolutely no grounds,” Reporters Without Borders said, adding that it was vital for journalists to be able to freely cover the run-up to the Palestinian legislative elections on 25 January without fear of being arrested, roughed up or expelled by the Israeli army.Jamal has been denied access to the Palestinian Territories three times in 2005. The Israeli authorities cited “security reasons” for excluding him on two attempts to enter the West Bank on 25 and 27 April. His “contacts with hostile groups” was the excuse given on his most recent attempt, in mid-December.Jamal has produced many programmes about the Israeli separation barrier. They have always been controversial in Israel and have been even more so since he interviewed members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade.Discrimination against Arab journalistsWhile Israel respects freedom in its own territory, the same is not the case in the Palestinian Territories, where the Israeli security forces pursue a discriminatory police towards Arab journalists.Awad Rajoub, a Palestinian journalist who works for the satellite TV station Al-Jazeera’s website, has been held without trial since he was arrested at his home in Doura on 30 November. The Israeli army maintains that his arrest had nothing to do with the fact that he is a journalist.Nabil Al-Mazzawi, who is an Al-Jazeera cameraman in the West Bank, was beaten and arrested by Israeli soldiers on 4 November while filming a demonstration against the Israeli separation barrier, and was held for several hours.Majdi al-Arabid, a cameraman with Israel’s Channel 10, received two shots to the stomach and one to the leg while filming an incursion by Israeli soldiers in Beit Hanoun, north of Gaza City, on 2 January.Houda Ibrahim, a French journalist working for radio RMC Moyen-Orient, was turned back when she tried to enter the West Bank from Jordan on 3 July. She was previously expelled from Israel in April 2002 after interviewing Yasser Arafat.Some 10 journalists, nearly all of them Israeli Arabs, have been summoned by the Israeli internal security agency Shabak in the past two months for questioning about their work and their political affiliations. They were reportedly suspected of links with Hezbollah. May 28, 2021 Find out more IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Organisation to go further News Reporters Without Borders today said it shared the outrage of the pan-Arab satellite TV station Al Arabiya, which issued a statement yesterday condemning an Israeli decision to ban one of its correspondents, British journalist Bassem El-Jamal, from entering the Palestinian Territories. The ban is the latest in a long series of press freedom violations by the Israeli army against the Arab media. Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts May 16, 2021 Find out more RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Follow the news on Israel WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News News December 28, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al Arabiya journalist barred in latest case of discrimination against Arab media June 3, 2021 Find out more
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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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Visual Arts Study Links Art Classes to Good Grades – And KidsArt Knows Why By LINDA MOONEY Published on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 5:21 pm Community News 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 Make a comment “Fine art is knowledge made visible,” Gustave Courbet once said.And new research proves this every day.In a study out of Stanford University, they discovered that children who do art tend to use more advanced speaking and reasoning skills, and thus develop them better, and are “more likely to win academic awards.” “It’s not surprising,” says KidsArt Executive Director Anna Sheklow, who hears all the time about kids doing better in school after taking up painting or drawing classes.“Both sides of the brain are constantly working in art,” says Sheklow. “It’s so much like science and geometry because you’re learning to measure shapes and components.”She says artists have better visual perception and are more aware of sizes, proportions, shapes and placement.“Perceptions are sharper, they tend to visually catch things better,” says Sheklow. “They’re more observant.”She says it’s why scientists today are bringing in artists to assist the creative thought process, “to see experiences in a whole new way,” and why art training translates well into careers like medicine and law enforcement.KidsArt Manager Susana Rivas agrees.“Look at a Van Gogh painting. Everything has a purpose,” she says. “After you know more about art, you appreciate details more. A lot of people don’t stop and look around.”Rivas says that education is like art in that each lesson has an underlying focal point, which artists are trained to identify.“Kids who take classes here also do better in handwriting at school,” she adds.So where is “here”?Many places. KidsArt has 17 studios, mostly in California, including a studio in Pasadena.The daughter of the founders, Ed and Sher Warren, Sheklow grew up in the environment. Her father, Ed, has a Masters in Fine Art from Rutgers and taught for years at the high school and college level.Along with his wife, the couple started teaching afterschool fine art drawing and painting classes and the program became so popular with so many people driving long distances to apprentice under Ed’s tutelage, that a year later, starting in 1987, KidsArt studios began opening up in multiple locations.Ed developed a curriculum that allowed him to teach a completely individualized, fine art program to all ages and has now taught thousands of students and trained hundreds of teachers, including his own two daughters, who each manage their own KidsArt / Drawn2Art studios.Rivas, likewise, grew up in the environment. Having come to KidsArt since she was a teen, she grew up learning the simple approach and loved it enough to become the Studio Manager and Teacher Trainer at the Montrose location.“Children who started at 4 or 5 years old are now returning to become teachers here,” says Rivas, who was mentored directly by Ed.“With Ed, it is all step-by-step, baby steps, so you know what you’re doing,” says Rivas, who says she learned more at KidsArt than in any of her college art classes, where they “tell you to draw without teaching you.”At KidsArt, however, the approach is very simple.You choose a drawing or painting you like from a collection of level-appropriate curriculum, all created by Ed or his associate, Erin Garey, and you see how it was drawn with simple shapes. The student then uses the step-by-step breakdown to learn correct size, placement, and shape of each image. Basic techniques such as perspective, positive and negative space, direction and use of tone are taught building skills and confidence.“It’s almost like a private lesson,” adds Rivas, “because the teacher-student ratio is so small.”In one class you can find various ages and skill levels, so while one person is learning pastels, another might be mastering acrylics, but all are “learning at their own pace with their own goals.”Despite its name, KidsArt isn’t just for kids. Their oldest student is 85 years old. Classes are offered to students as young as 4, as well as for teens and adults.While adults are free to take classes with younger students, some do, including parents, there are also classes specifically offered for teens and adults.After only a few classes, parents are amazed by their students’ finished artwork. These are skills that can be taught, and the proof is in the pride of the artists for their new-found abilities.“It’s like cooking. 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in Daily Dose, Featured, News Share Save March 10, 2021 913 Views Home / Daily Dose / For Housing Assistance to Work, Communication Must Improve The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. 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From the national eviction moratorium to emergency rental assistance, these programs are working to keep people housed, however, according to researchers, the effectiveness of these tools depends on understanding and communication.”For these protections to work, landlords and tenants must take certain steps,” note Urban Institute research associates Laurie Goodman and Jung Hyun Choi.For example, the rental assistance program passed in December requires landlords, on behalf of a tenant, or tenants themselves to apply for assistance. The eviction moratorium requires both the landlord and the tenant to know the moratorium is in place.”We fear that these policies will not be as effective as they could be because too few mom-and-pop landlords and their tenants are aware of them,” Goodman and Choi wrote.A co-study by Urban Institute and Avail, a platform that periodically surveys its landlords and tenants, validated that concern. The results show that out of the 1,200 landlords and 2,500 tenants who responded, most landlords and tenants that Avail serves—who own or live in one-to-four-unit rental properties—were unaware of rental assistance, and most tenants do not know about the eviction moratorium extension.While landlords reported a higher level of awareness than tenants, but even for those property owners, the report showed, “awareness was modest.”Almost half (48%) of landlords knew about government-sponsored rental assistance, while 31% of tenants understood that assistance is available.Higher earning tenants ($100,000 a year) had somewhat higher awareness about programs—38%—than those with lower incomes.Responses indicated that information is not reaching the tenants who are in most need, the researchers said.”Landlords who have experienced rental income losses were more likely to know about the assistance, but tenants with challenges paying rent were less likely to know about the assistance.”Even among those who know about and who have sought assistance, misgivings abound, the study showed.”Landlords and tenants who applied expressed that finding assistance and uncertainty about whether they would receive assistance were major barriers. The lack of awareness of the program plus the lack of applications on the part of eligible landlords and tenants indicates adequate funding may not reach those in need.As for the recently extended nationwide foreclosure and eviction moratorium, most landlords know about it, while fewer than half of renters surveyed were informed.The researchers call some of their findings— low overall awareness and low application rates even among those who see themselves as eligible, for example—”disturbing.””It is especially concerning that the tenants most in need are less aware of both rental assistance and the eviction moratorium extension, which increases their possibility of eviction without having an opportunity to exercise their rights. More outreach is critical to ensure that both renters and landlords are aware of their options.”Read the full study at urban.org. Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe
Message* The eviction ban imposed by the agency in September was extended through March 31 by President Joe Biden in late January.ADVERTISEMENTAccording to a Census Bureau survey published this month, about 20 percent of adult renters said they did not pay their February rent. The nonpayment rate was nearly 33 percent among Black renters.At least two federal judges have ruled the CDC lacks the power to suspend evictions, but they have not changed the policy while the agency appeals. Landlords say the measure effectively requires them to provide housing for free, as they have no recourse if tenants do not pay.“Short-term policies like eviction moratoria leave renters accruing insurmountable debt and jeopardize the ability for rental housing providers to provide safe, affordable housing,” Bob Pinnegar, president of the National Apartment Association, told CNBC.In a joint statement with the National Multifamily Housing Council, the landlord group called the extension deeply disappointing.“After grappling with the financial distress of the pandemic and eviction moratoriums for more than a year, housing providers have few resources left,” the statement said. “Another extension only serves to exacerbate the challenges facing the rental housing industry and does not address the underlying financial stress of apartment residents.”A rent backlog of $57 billion had accrued as of January, leading to predictions of a reckoning for tenants.Housing experts said the CDC’s extension was necessary because $45 billion in rental, utility and mortgage assistance in Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package will require a few months to be disbursed.[CNBC] — Akiko MatsudaContact Akiko Matsuda Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* Tags CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky (Getty, iStock)A few days before its expiration, the national eviction ban was extended for another three months.The Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday it will continue the moratorium through June.“Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless shelters — by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of Covid-19,” CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement, CNBC reported.Read moreHow a socialist on City Planning Commission would affect real estateLawmakers rush to pass more limits on residential evictions“Can’t live for free”: Weekly rental tenants face eviction despite ban Share via Shortlink Full Name* evictionMultifamily MarketRental MarketResidential Real Estate
Home » News » Rightmove given green light to buy tenant referencing and landlord insurance firm previous nextProducts & ServicesRightmove given green light to buy tenant referencing and landlord insurance firmPurchase of Van Mildert for £20 million has now gone ahead giving Rightmove a major additional foothold in the private rental market together with its tenant passport platform.Nigel Lewis1st October 201901,637 Views Rightmove has revealed that it has been given official approval to go ahead with its £20 million purchase of tenant referencing firm Van Mildert, which it has now completed.Its purchase of the company was announced on July 26 but Rightmove has been waiting since then for approval from the Financial Conduct Authority, as the portal has had to go through the process of being approved as a financial product provider.This is because Van Mildert, which Rightmove now owns outright, is both a leading tenant referencing firm carrying out 200,000 references on behalf of clients last year but also a rent guarantee insurance provider.The deal also creates an unusual situation; Van Mildert is a reference services provider to several property software platforms including Jupix, which is owned by Zoopla.Tenant passportHowever, the FCA approval is the latest step in Rightmove’s march towards being a provider of services both to letting agents, landlords and tenants via its tenant passport product launched in June 2018 and now Van Mildert.Rightmove believes the renting market is under-served and that it has an opportunity to use its brand, huge cash reserves and marketing muscle to become a player in the sector.“We believe the combination of Rightmove’s unrivalled reach and Van Mildert’s products and operational experience will augment the Rightmove Tenant Passport, helping in our quest to make renting a property faster, easier and more efficient for tenants, landlords, and agents alike,” CEO Peter Brooks-Johnson said earlier this year.Rightmove has paid an initial £16 million for Van Mildert and, if it hits profit and expansion targets, will pay an additional £4 million to its now former shareholders including co-founders Christian Balshen and Richard Hammond. Van Mildert Landlord and Tenant Protection Limited Rightmove Peter Brooks-Johnson tenant passporting October 1, 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 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 2021
View post tag: Mexican Navy Authorities December 7, 2017 Share this article The Mexican Navy received the final two of overall ten AS565 MBe multi-mission Panther helicopters during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, France.The Mexican Navy was the first customer of the new version of the Panther after ordering the units in 2014.The first four helicopters were delivered in 2016 and the remaining six during the course of 2017.Stationed at three naval bases in the Mexican states of Veracruz, Sonora and Michoacan, the helicopters will be performing an average of 300 flight hours for reconnaissance, patrol missions and training flights.The AS565 MBe is equipped with two Safran Arriel 2N engines, which enhance its performance in hot & high conditions and enable it to achieve a top speed of 278 km/h and a range of 780 kilometers, according to Airbus. It also boasts a new main gearbox and a 4-axis autopilot that reduces crew workloadThe MBe Panthers are fitted with a cargo hook, a rescue hoist, forward-looking infrared (FLIR) for night-time rescue missions and a total of four stretchers for medical evacuation.“The arrival of the MBe Panther has enhanced the Navy Aviation’s operational capabilities,” explained Admiral Jose Maria Garcia Macedo, the Mexican Navy’s general director of Naval Aviation.“It is a modern, multi-mission helicopter that we can use in both maritime and land environments for a wide range of missions, including maritime SAR, disaster relief, external load operations and even air ambulance.”“To help ensure success for their critical missions, we have made a technical and logistical support team available to them around the clock in Veracruz. Some 30 pilots have also been trained, many of them receiving specific training in SAR and night vision goggles (NVG),” said Mesrob Karalekian, Airbus Helicopters’ Vice-President for Latin America. Mexican Navy receives final two AS565 Panther helicopters View post tag: Airbus View post tag: AS565 MBe Panther Back to overview,Home naval-today Mexican Navy receives final two AS565 Panther helicopters
Corpus Christi College JCR passed a motion this week promoting the use of gender inclusive language. The proposals form part of the wider Oxford University Genderless Campaign. The motion states that “Corpus should explicitly ensure that trans-identified people are accommodated by the JCR” and mandates the JCR President “to review all emails forwarded to the JCR mailing list and check for non-inclusive gender language”.The motion also requires that gender-specific JCR events be open to anyone who identifies as that gender. It advises event organisers not to write phrases like “Girls wear dresses, guys wear suits” but instead to use working like “suits and dresses”.Cristopher Bautista, a recent visiting student at Corpus who identifies himself as “trans”, praised the JCR for passing the motion. He told Cherwell this week, “The fact that Corpus Christi made the extra effort to pass this motion – that’s a big deal. That’s something a lot of schools don’t bother doing. We hear a lot about making universities more gay-friendly, but not trans-friendly. Corpus passing this motion is a rare example of a college that’s making the extra effort to be trans friendly. And for a lot of trans people, that’s important. We don’t take these safe places for granted. We seek out these spaces.’Ivan Dimov, Corpus student, also had reservations about the proposals. He said, “I support the motion in spirit, but I had some issues with its initial statement – namely what ‘gender inclusive language’ constituted. The initial phrasing unwittingly came across, to me at least, as advocating some form of censorship.”Frances Watson, the Trans Rep for LGBTQsoc and organiser of the Oxford Genderless Campaign, said, ‘Basically we’re challenging the binary gender status quo – that there are only two genders, male and female, and you belong to the same one as your genitals, end story. This isn’t true: there are people who strongly identify with the opposite gender to that which they were assigned at birth, and who transition to live their lives as a member of that gender.“There are also people who do not identify as male or female. Someone might identify as one on one day, the other the next, for example; or they may identify as having aspects of both at the same time; or they may identify as having no gender at all.”Gail Bartlett, a spokesperson for the Genderless Campaign, claimed that JCRs have an important role to play in making trans-identified people feel included. She said, “There have been instances of people in JCR’s failing to understand why strictly gendered events do exclude people. Most people do not have to worry about where they will fit in at gendered events or using gendered facilities, but for the effort it takes for the JCR to simply amend wording in entz or dress code they can save a great deal of distress and fear of humiliation.’Ten other Oxford colleges have passed similar motions.