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first_img Activity in the manufacturing sector weakened more than expected in September to grow at its slowest pace in ten months, as export orders fell for the first time in more than a year, a survey showed.The Markit/Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply manufacturing PMI index fell to 53.4 in September from a downwardly revised 53.7 in August. That was the lowest since November 2009 and below forecasts for a reading of 53.8.The figures are likely to reinforce concerns that Britain’s recovery is losing steam after strong growth in the second quarter, and could lend weight to Bank of England policymaker Adam Posen’s view the BoE should inject more stimulus.Meanwhile, signs that price pressures are easing and that firms still have spare production capacity should provide reassurance the BoE can leave interest rates at their record low of 0.5 percent for longer without stoking inflation.The PMI survey showed output fell back to grow at its slowest pace since last September and the employment index also fell to stand barely above the 50-level which separates expansion from contraction.“More worrying is the order book trend,” said Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit. “This suggests that the slowdown in production has further to run.”The new orders index improved by almost two points, but the export orders index fell below 50 to show foreign demand declining for the first time since July 2009.“This mainly reflected weaker foreign demand for UK consumer goods,” the survey said, adding that respondents had reported a drop in demand from clients in mainland Europe, the United States and Russia.Foreign demand for British goods has not been as strong as experts thought it would be even though sterling has lost around a quarter of its value against other currencies since 2007.And the prospect of a pick-up in exports is looking increasingly uncertain as Britain’s key trading partners face muted growth and fiscal austerity measures.That, together with sharp cuts in government spending, mean the UK’s surprisingly robust 1.2 per cent growth between April and June could turn out to be the peak for now. whatsapp John Dunne UK manufacturing growth at ten-month low Share Friday 1 October 2010 4:58 am Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Timeslast_img read more

first_imgA recent survey from Taloustutkimus showed that around 2.3% of the Finnish population – around 95,000 people – are estimated to have a gambling problem. 30th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy All Veikkaus decentralised slots in venues such as shops, kiosks, traffic stations and restaurants will require customers to verify their identity before they can gamble by the end of January next year. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Finnish state-owned gambling operator Veikkaus is to introduce mandatory identity verification for some of its slot machines from October this year, ahead of a full roll-out of the controls across its network from January 2021. It will now launch a pilot scheme next month, which will see mandatory ID verification, or account-based play, brought in for approximately 100 terminals across the country. “The transition to mandatory identification is one of Veikkaus’ most important responsibility measures, which aims to prevent gambling problems,” Veikkaus’ director of channels and sales Jari Heino said. “With the pilot to be carried out in the autumn, we want to test the functionality of the identification controls.” Casino & games Veikkaus said that mandatory identification checks – which effectively constitute a shift to account-based play for slots – would also allow it to introduce new tools to help prevent problem gambling. This will include linking machines to its self-exclusion system, meaning players can block access to the devices directly from the terminals.  The identification measures will also be applied to all new Veikkaus slot games launched before the end of 2020. Players will need to identify themselves before being permitted to access new titles such as Kultatassu, Lampunhenki and Viidakkovuori. Veikkaus to pilot account-based slot play from October “We hope that as many slot machine players as possible will register before it becomes mandatory,” Heino said. “Currently, only about 10% of slot machine players are registered. By offering games only to verified players, we aim to increase the registration rate before January.”center_img The operator aims to have mandatory identification in place at all of its gaming halls and Feel Vegas locations from the same month by June next year. It will also extend the measures to Casino Helsinki by spring 2021, as well as the new Casino Tampere venue, due to open in December 2021. Account-based play will also be gradually rolled out for other products it offers, with the exception of scratchcards. Veikkaus said its commitment will continue despite last month revealing that its profit in 2020 could decline by as much as €300m, from a combination of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disruption and tighter social responsibility measures. This estimate was after the monopoly saw a 28.1% year-on-year drop in gross revenue and 33.6% decline in profit for the first half of the year. Consumers playing on these terminals will be required to identify themselves using their Veikkaus player’s card, an approved mobile application or a bank card that is connected to the operator’s customer database. The revised Finnish Lotteries Act will make verification checks compulsory at all retail gambling venues in the country from 2023, but Veikkaus has called for this date to be brought forward. The operator has already committed to introducing the measures at its Feel Vegas and Pelaamo arcades from January 2021. Regions: Europe Nordics Finland Topics: Casino & games Social responsibility Tech & innovation Casino regulation Land-based casino Slots Responsible gambling ID, Blockchain AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Mandatory identification measures form part of Veikkaus’ wider plans to tackle problem gambling and related harms. This includes taking 8,000 slot machines offline before the end of 2020, more than double the amount it had previously said it would withdraw. In addition to slot machines, Veikkaus has called on the Finnish government to consider expanding the mandatory identification measures to other forms of gambling. Email Addresslast_img read more

first_imgTSL Limited (TSL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 presentation results for the half year.For more information about TSL Limited (TSL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TSL Limited (TSL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TSL Limited (TSL.zw)  2016 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileTSL Limited, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, participates in the auctioning of tobacco, printing and packaging, supply of inputs to agriculture, storage and distribution services. The Company was founded in 1957 and through the energetic pursuit and implementation of a diversification strategy has grown to become a significant player in its chosen spheres of operation.last_img read more

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Share prices are leading indicators, so they recover earlier than corporate earnings. But it seems to me that another stock market correction has just started. US-China relations, Brexit uncertainty, and rising coronavirus infections are just a few risks the global economy faces. Even if no other ‘black swan’ event happens, the economy will take ages to recover.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I know. It sounds grim. But we all have a chance to avoid financial losses and invest profitably. Don’t forget that all previous crises ended and the current one will end sooner or later.  Worst shares to buy now To start with, it’s important to avoid the worst shares. What are they? In my view, they are both overvalued and have bad accounting fundamentals. Earlier I wrote about Novacyt (LSE:NCYT), a small-cap company specialising in coronavirus testing equipment. Novacyt estimates that its revenue surged by almost 1,000% in 2020 compared to 2019. That should, in theory, translate into positive earnings. But they would need to be extremely high in order to justify the 2,000% share price surge in just several months. I don’t believe that will be the case.We should remember that Novacyt was loss-making in 2018 and 2019. I think this company’s share are anything but the best to buy. It’s not a value investment at all because they are so expensive. This year’s success seems to be a one-off. Although I think the pandemic will take some more months to contain, we cannot expect the Covid-19 crisis to last for many years if not decades. So, the demand for coronavirus equipment will eventually fall.  Best shares to buy now for UK investorsYou might wonder now what are the best shares to buy now. As a value investor, I start by looking for companies with long operational histories. They should never have gone bankrupt. Think of Aston Martin and how many times it went bankrupt, and you’ll know the kind of company that I avoid.Then, I look for a company that is large. You could just look at a company’s market capitalisation but sales revenue is a far better indicator. Most importantly, the company should be profitable. You can judge its profitability by looking at its net profit margin. A figure above 15% is usually great. But you should also compare the company’s earnings to those of its peers, and at its earnings history. Ideally, earnings should keep rising.Then, a strong balance sheet is vital too. How do you judge if it’s strong or not? A company should have more assets than liabilities, and a current ratio of more than 1. There are also measures like the debt ratio. A figure below 15% is considered healthy. Or, for a rough idea of financial health, you could just check the company’s credit rating. The higher it is, the healthier the company’s balance sheet. Finally, the accounting multipliers – the price-to-earnings (P/E) and the price-to-book (P/B) ratios – should be relatively low. Look for a P/E ratio below 20 and a P/B of 1 to 3.There are other features best shares to buy now should ideally have. But these are the most important ones. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. My best shares to buy now for UK investors during the crisislast_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 February 2010 | News Tagged with: Funding Invisible Grantmakers 2010 published Social Partnership Marketing has published Invisible Grantmakers 2010, listing grantmaking trusts that do not feature in the popular trust reference sources.The trusts listed in this 13th annual edition have a combined asset value of over £100 million and gave grants last year of over £15 million.The report is available in a limited edition of 500 copies. Robert Pike of Social Partnership Marketing describes it as “a specialist resource designed to help the already successful trust fundraiser to identify potential new supporters”.Invisible Grantmakers cost £100 per copy.www.socialpartnershipmarketing.co.uk/invisible-grantmakers.html  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgWin £1,000 for your charity from eBay for Charity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 September 2013 | News  6 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Promote the competition to your supporters. eBay for Charity offers advice on how to do so.The competition closes on 30 September 2013. eBay for Charity is running a competition this month with a prize of £1,000 for the winning charity. If a charity’s supporter makes a donation through eBay for Charity during September, they will be entered to win £1,000 for their favourite charity and £500 for themselves.The competition is being run to mark the raising of over £50 million for 7,800 UK charities on eBay since eBay for Charity launched in 2006. How to enterThe competition is open to charities that are listed in the eBay directory. Any UK charity can register, and should do so via PayPal Giving Fund (eBay Inc.’s partner charity which administers the eBay for Charity programme). Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgBay Area, Calif.The Trump administration’s racist war on im/migrants continues. They are stopped and arrested at the Texas/Mexico border, as well as throughout the U.S. Hundreds of children are still separated from their parents. But resistance continues in the streets, outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities and in the courts.Generous assistance to migrant families is flowing from sympathetic organizations and individuals. They understand that their sisters and brothers from Central America are fleeing desperate situations of violence and extreme poverty — and that no one would attempt the dangerous trip to the U.S., risking probable arrest, unless they saw no other solution to their plight.Border Patrol officers have seized 2,551 children from their parents at the Mexico/Texas border since last summer; this practice escalated in the spring. On April 6, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero tolerance” policy to stop migrants from crossing the border. Government kidnapping of children intensified after May 7, when Sessions said all migrants and asylum seekers, even those with children, would be criminally prosecuted and families could be separated at the border.On June 20, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit in California challenging family separations. Federal Judge Dana Sabraw gave the government until July 26 to reunite all migrant children with their parents.On July 27, the ACLU refuted the government’s claim in court documents that it had met the “court-ordered July 26 deadline to reunite the children it wrongfully separated from their parents. It did no such thing … hundreds of children were not reunited. Some 463 parents were deported without their children — and the government isn’t even trying to reunite them.” (tinyurl.com/yan2vb42)The government didn’t give the ACLU lists of those facing imminent deportation. According to the ACLU, officials assert they will “immediately deport all parents who have final deportation orders once they are reunified … even though many of those parents may have mistakenly given up their asylum claims.”Catch 22: deported parents, children in U.S. custodyOn July 27, the government said 711 children were “ineligible” for reunification, but immigration officials had already deported over 400 of their parents! Judge Sabraw said the government was “at fault” for deporting parents while their children were in custody and for not having a reunification plan. He ordered the government to provide information by Aug. 1 on all deported parents, those missing in the U.S. or others deemed “ineligible” so they can all be reunited quickly.The ACLU says the government claimed that 206 parents waived their right to reunification with their children by signing waivers or orally consenting. The majority of them face immediate deportation. Many parents want their children returned, but didn’t know they had relinquished their right to be reunited. Reportedly, border agents coerced, pressured, tricked and lied to get parents to sign the waivers.  Forms were not available in their native languages; some parents didn’t know what they signed.Parents were also pressured to hastily sign deportation forms and were informed they would see their children faster if they did so — and that this was the only way they would see them. The government says 1,000 reunited families face immediate deportation.The ACLU vows to get attorneys to find missing parents and provide them with legal help. A plethora of lawsuits are underway on behalf of migrant adults and children.Efren C. Olivares, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, said, “The government would like the public to believe it successfully met the July 26 deadline; nothing could be further from the truth.” (New York Times, July 28)Many parents and children are in “legal limbo.” Some wait for days to be reunited, are sent to the wrong location or are even reunited with the wrong child. The secretive Department of Health and Human Services won’t reveal children’s locations or conveys inaccurate information.Now ICE is attempting to coerce newly reunited families to withdraw applications for their children to stay in the U.S., reported Vox on July 29.  Where fathers would not relent, ICE agents yelled at them, refused their requests and/or separated them from their children for a second time.Federal agencies are banning deportees from returning to the U.S. to get their children, and will “vet” parents before sending their children to their homelands.Syracuse, N.Y.Shocking abuse of childrenAmong the worst of the U.S. government’s crimes is the mistreatment of children in detention and border processing centers. Lawyers, health care workers and others report inadequate water; inedible, often rotten food; and lack of blankets in cold temperatures. Some children were housed in cages. Some were not bathed. A parent said her returned toddler had lice. In many facilities, adult caregivers are prohibited from hugging children to comfort them.There is also sexual abuse. The Nation’s website reports that a six-year-old girl, separated from her mother, was sexually abused by an older child at a Southwest Key detention facility in Arizona.  Outrageously, this child had to sign a form saying it was her responsibility to stay away from the abuser and “maintain appropriate boundaries.”Children are suffering from anxiety, depression and feelings of abandonment. Some are acting out their anguish and anger at their parents. Some reunited parents have said their children don’t recognize or won’t talk to them or let themselves be hugged. Some youngsters will suffer longterm psychological damage and post-traumatic-stress disorder. Emotional pain and distress also plague parents when detained and those dealing with traumatized children after reunification.Solidarity, resistance and assistanceEver since the separation of migrant families escalated in the spring, there has been active opposition. A groundswell of resistance arose against the Trump government’s inhumane policies. The president had to publicly withdraw the family separation practice June 20 after a global outcry.Some 600 people, mainly women, were arrested June 28 while occupying the Senate Office Building in Washington. Nationally coordinated protests took place in at least 700 locations June 30 initiated by Families Belong Together.A Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE) delegation joined demonstrations in Brownsville and McAllen on the Texas/Mexico border. FIRE and Workers World Party have protested in many cities. Many “Abolish ICE!” pickets and occupations have taken place at the inhumane agency’s local facilities. Government officials have been confronted in offices, restaurants and on the street.Migrant detainees staged a hunger strike in the Bristol County House of Corrections in Massachusetts and were joined by other prisoners in solidarity. Officials retaliated, but a rally outside supported those incarcerated. Women at the Port Isabel ICE facility in Texas fasted to gain phone calls to their children.Legal, humanitarian, im/migrant, advocacy and faith-based organizations and compassionate individuals are showing solidarity and helping migrants.  Some are traveling to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to locate parents who were deported without their children and offer legal assistance.Sympathic volunteers — multinational, multigenerational, multigender and working class —  are helping countrywide. Women are driving migrant parents hundreds of miles to reunite with their children. Individuals are standing outside detention centers with money, food, bus tickets and legal aid for the released immigrants. Local fundraisers are being held.Refugees and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) in Texas is offering to pay bonds for the release of women immigrant detainees and is uniting families.The tremendous surge of support for immigrants shows the bond of solidarity between working people of all nationalities. The power of that solidarity exists as a material fact in their shared struggles against the brutal oppression dealt out by capitalism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Follow the news on Cameroon August 11, 2020 – Updated on September 17, 2020 RSF refers Cameroonian journalist’s death to UN rapporteurs Receive email alerts Organisation RSF_en A presenter on Buea-based Chillen Media Television (CMTV), Wazizi was arrested by the police on 2 August 2019 but, five days later, soldiers removed him from the police station where he was being held and took him to the headquarters of the 21st Motorized Infantry Battalion in Buea. He was accused of speaking critically on the air about the authorities and about their handling of the crisis in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions, where clashes between soldiers and separatists calling for independence or more autonomy have left more than 3,200 dead and have displaced 700,000 others in the past three years. On the eve of a hearing tomorrow in Wazizi’s hometown of Buea, the capital of the English-speaking South-West Region, his lawyers and family still have many unanswered questions about the precise circumstances that led to his death just days after his arrest in Buea on 2 August 2019. The government says Wazizi died as a result of a “severe sepsis” but, in June, RSF reported the existence of suspicions in Buea that the journalist’s death was the result of mistreatment or torture. Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court May 19, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has asked three UN special rapporteurs to investigate and determine exactly how Samuel Ajiekah Abuwe, a Cameroonian journalist usually known as Samuel Wazizi, died a few days after being detained by the army in August 2019. Those responsible must be identified and prosecuted in accordance with international standards, RSF says. to go further Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system News CameroonAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsInternational bodies United NationsViolence Respect for press freedom has been declining for years in Cameroon, where journalists covering the crisis in the English-speaking regions are exposed to a high risk of threats and arbitrary arrest. Cameroon is ranked 134th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, after falling five places in the past two years. Help by sharing this information CameroonAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsInternational bodies United NationsViolence News “Two months after initial revelations about this case, the independent and transparent investigation promised by President Paul Biya has yet to materialize,” said Paul Coppin, the head of RSF’s legal unit. “The government’s version is riddled with inconsistencies and we doubt that we will learn the truth from the promised investigation. We therefore urge the United Nations to do everything in their power to ensure that the circumstances resulting in Samuel Wazizi’s death are established.” Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case In the absence of an impartial and independent investigation, RSF yesterday referred the case to the UN special rapporteurs on extrajudicial executions, freedom of opinion, and torture with the aim of getting them to put pressure on the Cameroonian authorities to shed light on the case and identify exactly who was responsible for his death. In its referral, RSF voices its doubts about the legality of Wazizi’s arrest and about the official version of events, and says he may have died as a result of torture by the soldiers holding him. News May 31, 2021 Find out more April 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News to go further Côte d’IvoireAfrica Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Jean Hélène, Radio France International’s correspondent in Côte d’Ivoire, was shot dead on 21 October near national police headquarters in Abidjan. Ivorian state prosecutor Ange Kessy said Hélène had been “deliberately shot dead” by police Sgt. Dago Théodore. Reports October 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Policeman “deliberately shot” Jean Hélène October 29, 2020 Find out more Hélène, 48, who had been in Côte d’Ivoire for RFI for only a few months, was gunned down near police headquarters as he waited to interview government opponents who had just been released after several days in detention. Police said he was shot in the head and that the officer responsible had been questioned by his superiors. President Gbagbo, prime minister Seydou Diarra and French ambassador Gildas Le Lidec all went to the scene after the murder.center_img Organisation 23 October 2003Ivorian state prosecutor Ange Kessy said Hélène had been “deliberately shot dead” by police Sgt. Dago Théodore, who had tried to prevent him entering police headquarters. He had hit him with his Kalashnikov rifle before shooting him in the left temple. He had also disobeyed his superiors, who told him a few minutes earlier that Hélène was a journalist who must be allowed to do his job. Kessy said he had asked for help from French police in the murder enquiry, which would be completed in less than two weeks. Théodore faces 20 years in prison for the killing.________________________________________________________________22 October 2003RFI correspondent killed by policemanReporters Without Borders called today for a full enquiry into the murder of French journalist Jean Hélène, correspondent for Radio France International (RFI), who was shot dead by a policeman near national police headquarters in Abidjan on 21 October.”An independent investigation must be made, including an autopsy and the opinion of ballistic experts, to find out exactly how and why he died,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “The Ivorian authorities, and especially President Laurent Gbagbo, must ensure that all the facts are revealed and that those responsible are duly punished for this crime.”Ménard noted that foreign journalists working in Côte d’Ivoire had been regularly threatened in recent years and that Hélène’s predecessor as RFI correspondent, Bruno Minas, was forced to leave the country. Since civil war broke out in September last year, the French media, especially RFI, has been accused of playing into the hands of the anti-government rebels. State-run media and privately-owned pro-government newspapers have several times accused foreign journalists by name.A Reporters Without Borders mission to Côte d’Ivoire in October last year said that the president’s office, the communications ministry and state-run media had joined sensationalist privately-owned papers in encouraging people to believe the foreign press was partly responsible for the war, thus making working conditions for foreign journalists even more dangerous. The organisation has several times urged the authorities to improve security for the international media. November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Côte d’IvoireAfrica RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Community News It’s a deeply beloved tradition in Pasadena: each Christmas, more than 800 volunteers of all ages – adorned with hair nets, aprons and plastic gloves – lovingly serve turkey with stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and pie to those less fortunate in Pasadena’s Central Park.The tradition known as Dinner-in-the-Park began in 1972 when a group of local volunteers organized a free holiday meal to feed homeless and poor people in the community. More than four decades later, Union Station Homeless Service continues to organize the annual meal as an expression of compassion and care for those who otherwise might not see such holiday fare.This year, the tradition continues. Union Station Homeless Services expects to serve more than 3,000 plates of food at its Annual Dinner-in-the-Park event on Christmas Day. The event feeds thousands thanks to the help of volunteers, and key community partners, including Goldstar, Home Street Bank, Tsutayo Ichioka & Satsuki Nakao Charitable Foundation, Super King, Longo Toyota-Scion-Lexus, Sprouts Famers Market, Centerplate, and the Pasadena Convention Center. Special guests will include City Manager Michael Beck, Pasadena Councilmember Terry Tornek, and a special invocation by Rev. Marlene Pomeroy of the First Congregational Church of Pasadena, plus many more!This wonderful community event provides thousands of holiday meals and hope for all who attend, including homeless men, women, children, seniors, very low-income families, and those with no place to go during the holidays.“We are so grateful to the caring volunteers who bring warmth and the true spirit of community to Central Park each year,” said Marv Gross, CEO of Union Station Homeless Services. “Their efforts to help us feed thousands of people are truly inspirational!”Volunteer registration for Christmas is now closed. To learn more, visit www.unionstationhs.org.Please Note: Due to Health Department regulations, Union Station Homeless Services is no longer able to accept turkey or prepared food donations at the event.Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station Homeless Services is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to ending homelessness in our community. We are the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. We believe every person deserves a life of dignity and a safe place to call home. With 41 years of experience, we proudly offer a full continuum of eight programs in seven locations; services include street outreach, intake/assessment, care coordination and navigation, meals, shelter, housing, employment development, benefits enrollment, and referrals to medical and mental health services. Make a comment More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Uncategorized Today: Community to Unite, Feed Thousands in Need at Annual Christmas Dinner-in-the-Park From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 10:48 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe 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 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more