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Hydrogen Group revenue up 67 per cent in 2010

first_img RECRUITMENT specialist Hydrogen Group reported a 67 per cent jump in its full-year revenue yesterday, with 2010 figures reaching £123.4m.The group’s net fee income rose 64 per cent to £27.6m and pre-tax profits increased to £2.5m, compared with £0.3m before exceptional costs in 2009.Hydrogen chief executive Tim Smeaton said significant investments had been made in the company throughout 2009 and 2010, and that the latest figures showed they were starting to pay off. “Our key plan over the past few years has been the internationalisation of the business,” Smeaton told City A.M. “And the 138 per cent increase in international net fee income shows we’re moving in the right direction.”Hydrogen has offices in Singapore and Sydney as well as London, and plans to open a new office in Hong Kong in the first half of this year. Share whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp Monday 14 March 2011 8:37 pm Hydrogen Group revenue up 67 per cent in 2010 KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Show Comments ▼last_img read more

The FTSE 100 index lost 247 points yesterday! Here’s what investors need to know

first_img Jonathan Smith | Tuesday, 25th February, 2020 Image source: Getty Images A day in the financial markets can be a long time, especially when the world is moving quickly. Yesterday was a prime example of that, and one that both new and seasoned investors can learn a lot from.For several reasons, the FTSE 100 index lost over 3% during London trading hours, and even more once the market had officially closed (via the futures market). This points to a Tuesday open lower as well. 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…What caused the sell-off?In short, risk sentiment was negative. Investors the world over were concerned about the spread of the coronavirus, following the news of the outbreak in Italy. This meant the European stock index fell over 4%, also affecting stock markets in the US, and of course, here in the UK. During times of concern like this, many investors simply do not want to be involved in stocks (which are perceived as a relatively high-risk asset class) and so they sell.Some hold the funds in cash, or they buy into perceived safe havens. Gold is one good example of this, which yesterday touched multi-year highs, and trades around the mid-$1,600 per oz mark. Added to the worry around the virus was concern from the US that Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders could win the Presidential candidate nomination and set up a showdown with President Trump. This follows after he won the New Hampshire and Nevada state votes over the weekend. Market participants see Sanders as negative for the stock market. Again, the US stock market moving lower pulled the FTSE 100 index with it.What lessons can we learn?As someone who has seen large single-day moves such as yesterday many times before, the key thing I’d say is not to make a rash decision and sell due to one bad day. We should take a step back and look past the sentiment to the fundamentals of the index price. Within the index, there are firms that have strong balance sheets and are very profitable — I recently reviewed three here.The sell-off has made firms such as these cheaper to buy, even though the business may be completely unrelated to the virus or indeed the possible impact of Bernie Sanders! This shows how risk sentiment in the short term can often cloud the longer-term picture. Fear and greed are two characteristics that market participants often show, which can put share prices (and the index as a whole) at unnaturally high or low levels. When the dust settles, the share prices in the longer term return to the fair value.What this means for the sell-off yesterday is that if you’re invested, you shouldn’t be selling out prematurely on the back of one losing day. For those looking to get in to the market, you can pick up some stocks at relatively cheap levels, which are fundamentally not deserving the hit to the share price due to the external factors of yesterday. A good example of this is Severn Trent. Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The FTSE 100 index lost 247 points yesterday! Here’s what investors need to knowlast_img read more

Ollie Thorley fully deserving of RPA Young Player of the Year

first_imgFriday May 10, 2019 Ollie Thorley fully deserving of RPA Young Player of the Year It was a huge day for Gloucester at the RPA awards, as Danny Cipriani and Ollie Thorley both picked up awards. Cipriani received the Players’ Player of the Year title while Thorley won the Young Player of the Year.ADVERTISEMENTThe 22-year-old Thorley fought off some tough competition from the likes of Joe Cokanasiga, Alex Dombrandt, Tom Curry and Rory Hutchinson, in one of the most star-studded line-ups in recent history.This has been a breakthrough season for the former England under-20 international, as he has been part of Gloucester’s revival with Johan Ackerman. He has been on the scene for a while, but this has undoubtedly been the season where he announced himself as one of the Premiership’s best wingers and rightfully was called into Eddie Jones’ England training squad.He started the season very well, earning the Player of the Month award in November, marked by his stunning try against Leicester. Here are the highlights of his month:This was the try against Leicester from another angle:ADVERTISEMENTThorley has not necessarily scored a shedload of tries this season- only five in the Premiership, but it is the danger that he poses with ball in hand that has made him so crucial to Gloucester. The combination of his pace and incredible balance means he is the creator of many tries that Gloucester score.This was shown against Exeter in the Champions Cup, where Thorley did not score, but his elusive running was the platform for two of the Cherry and Whites’ tries. He is a natural runner with ball in hand, and alongside the likes of Cipriani, it makes Gloucester’s back line extremely lethal.Thorley is an England international in waiting, and while the World Cup may be too early for him to make his bow in white, if he carries his form into next season, it will not be long before he gets his call-up.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries , News Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Evictions, hunger, wage theft: pandemic triple threat to workers

first_imgWW PHOTO: G. DunkelFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this It’s hard to put food on the table when you don’t have a home where you can put the table. The poorest workers in the United States — disproportionately people of color — rent their homes. During the current COVID pandemic, millions of them are at risk of losing their housing.On May Day, the Laundry Workers Center protests wage theft, New York City.Estimates on the amount of back rent currently owed range from $8.4 billion owed by 1.4 million households, from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; to $24.4 billion owed by 14.2 million households, from the U.S. Census Bureau; to $52.6 billion owed by 9.4 million households, from Moody’s Analytics.Hard to say which estimate is accurate — but all indicate that millions of people are at risk of losing their housing.There are a plethora of programs designed to protect tenants from eviction, from the ban to ensure public health placed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — just declared illegal by a district court judge — to a ban on evicting people from federally assisted public housing, as well as various bans by states, counties and cities.Both the Cares Act that Trump signed in March of 2020 and the recent American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provide funds for communities and states to create rental assistance programs to forestall evictions.Even with these programs — which have intricate application processes, exemptions and income requirements — evictions still took place. Some evictions were unofficial — landlord thugs removing a tenant by force — and some took place legally when tenants could not vigorously defend their rights.Hunger — aka ‘food insecurity’Because of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 42 million people in the U.S. may experience food insecurity in 2021. Food insecurity is defined as “a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life.” This may be a temporary situation or last a long time. Food insecurity — one way to measure how many people cannot afford food — is especially prevalent in the U.S. among children and older people. (tinyurl.com/j5kkvd3j)From 1969 through the early 1970s, the Black Panthers’ Free Breakfast for School Children Program fed tens of thousands of hungry kids, enabling them to deal with their education on a full stomach. This program was the impetus to the widespread free breakfast and lunch programs that most U.S. schools offered before the pandemic.Approximately 1.65 billion fewer school-based breakfasts and lunches were served in the U.S. between March and November 2020 than in the same 2019 time period — a decrease of 30%. There were numerous attempts, some successful, to maintain school-based hunger prevention.Feeding America, a network of some of the largest U.S. food banks, expects to collectively distribute the equivalent of 6 billion meals in 2021, about the same amount as in 2020 and far above the 4.2 billion meals given out in 2019. This is a positive side of the response to hunger in the U.S.But the Census Bureau has been conducting surveys about hunger — defined as not having enough to eat sometimes or often during the previous week. Between 19% and 29% of Black households with children have experienced hunger over the course of the pandemic. This compares with 7% to 14% of white U.S. families, and 16% to 25% of Latinx families. (tinyurl.com/vfhktpf4)The food assistance portion of the Biden COVID relief bill will be far less helpful to Black and Latinx families as they are further down the economic ladder.Jobs and wage theftU.S. workers — especially women — have lost jobs at a historic and catastrophic rate during the pandemic — a loss exacerbated for some workers by the outright theft of their wages by bosses. A 2016 Economic Policy Report defines wage theft as “the failure to pay workers the full wages to which they are legally entitled . . . which can take many forms, including but not limited to minimum wage violations, overtime violations, meal break violations, pay-stub and illegal deductions or misclassification.” (tinyurl.com/apkx8e7r)The issue of wage theft has been urgently raised by the Laundry Workers Center, a New York/New Jersey community-led grassroots group organizing in small businesses which mainly employ immigrants. On May Day, LWC protesters marched against the owner of Wash Supply, who had refused to pay his workers overtime. The laundry workers had been fired after voting to form an independent union to defend their rights. (Workers World, Feb. 2) This is just one example of wage theft. The Center for Public Integrity has examined information on minimum wage and overtime violations from the U.S. Department of Labor. In 2019 alone, the agency cited about 8,500 employers for taking about $287 million in wages away from workers. Big companies such as Halliburton in fossil fuels or Circle-K convenience stores find it easy to stiff their lower-paid workers. These two companies, along with the security giant G4S Wackenhut, have taken more than $22 million from their employees since 2005. (tinyurl.com/ztwrf4ft)But the Department of Labor only handles a small fraction of wage-theft cases — not included are cases under state law or where the employees sue, where the employees are afraid to complain or where a union is involved. Some economists estimate that U.S. wage thefts total $15 billion a year. Having an extra $15 billion in their pockets every year would be a big step forward for workers to meet their need to pay for a roof over their head and food to put on the table. last_img read more

Young and Donnelly Support Kip Tom During Confirmation Hearing

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Young and Donnelly Support Kip Tom During Confirmation Hearing SHARE SHARE Young and Donnelly Support Kip Tom During Confirmation Hearing Previous articleJosh Miller Elected to Board of U.S. Grains CouncilNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Will Set Policy Priorities This Weekend Hoosier Ag Today U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) on Thursday chaired a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during which five nominees were considered for confirmation, including Mr. Kip Tom of Leesburg, Indiana. Mr. Tom is nominated to be Ambassador and U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. Both Senator Young and Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) spoke in support of Mr. Tom’s nomination.During the hearing, Mr. Tom provided an opening statement that detailed his Indiana roots, experience, and desire to serve in the position. Watch the video here.“I would like to extend a special welcome to Mr. Tom from Indiana. Based on Kip’s tremendous experience and status as a fellow Hoosier, I wrote a letter to the President last year recommending that he nominate Mr. Tom for this position. As I said in that letter, ‘Kip has more than four decades of domestic and international experience related to food and agriculture [and is] uniquely qualified.’ I am so glad that you are appearing before the committee today as the nominee for this important position,” said Senator Young in his introduction of Mr. Tom. Video here. “A native Hoosier, Kip is a seventh-generation farmer and has been active in agribusiness in Indiana for over 40 years…Kip’s agribusiness experience spans the globe. It includes work in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia…I believe Kip is highly qualified and will be committed to achieving the goals of the United Nations World Food Program and Food and Agriculture Organization as they strive to defeat hunger and to achieve food security worldwide,” said Senator Donnelly in his introduction of Mr. Tom. Video here.As Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee that oversees the United Nations and its agencies, Senator Young wrote the President on August 9, 2017, and recommended that Mr. Tom be nominated for the position.During the hearing, Senator Young discussed international food security issues with Mr. Tom. Watch the video here.Source: Senator Todd Young’s Press Office By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 23, 2018 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Open House Episode 7: Alex Colig

first_imgReddIt Open House: Finale Linkedin Kai Grady is an FTDM and Journalism double-major from Arlington, Texas. He currently works at KTCU as a Hip-Hop DJ. After graduating, he hopes to pursue a career in both sports and popular culture writing. Facebook Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Kai Grady Twitter printARCHIVE – In this episode (originally recorded in September), I interview Alex Colig, SGA’s Marketing Director.Interview conducted by Kyle AtwoodProduced by Kai Grady Facebook Twitter Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Open House Episode 15: Alexis Berry Open House Episode 14: Delaina Bellows ReddIt Previous articleOpen House Episode 6: Jack LeonhardNext articleTCU Rangers and signature Frog Horn still heard loud and clear amid COVID-19 Kai Grady RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Logo for SGA’s Open House podcast + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Open House Episode 13: Liliana Ogden Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Fourth anniversary of journalist Jean Dominique’s murder

first_imgNews HaïtiAmericas HaïtiAmericas News Reporters Without Borders wrote to Haiti’s new prime minister today asking him to put an end to the impunity which the murderers of Jean Dominique enjoyed during the Aristide era. The organisation believes that “the resolution of this case will be the sign that the rule of law is in the process of being restored.” Organisation Help by sharing this information to go further Another journalist murdered in Haiti Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice RSF_en April 2, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fourth anniversary of journalist Jean Dominique’s murder News November 14, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Haïti Four years after the murder of journalist Jean Dominique, Reporters Without Borders has written to Haiti’s new prime minister, Gérard Latortue, to ask him to put an end to impunity in this case.”The many obstacles in the investigation into the murder of Radio Haïti Inter’s director and its caretaker, Jean-Claude Louissaint, exposed the nature of a regime which put impunity at the centre of its strategy for silencing its detractors,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in his letter. Those who attacked or killed journalists critical of the government were never punished, he said.”The time has come to make a clean break with impunity,” Ménard continued. “As Jean Dominique’s murder was the one that most marked Haitian society in recent years, the resolution of this case will be the sign that the Aristide era is over, that Haitian justice is again beginning to work and that the rule of law is in the process of being restored,” he wrote.The recent execution of two arrest warrants against suspects was an initial, hopeful sign, he said, but more remained to be done: the supreme court must rule on an appeal so that a new investigating judge can be named and the police must find the defendants who escaped from the national penitentiary. “As well as the peace and comfort this would bring to Jean Dominique’s family, the end of impunity in this case would be a landmark in the establishment of real press freedom in Haiti,” the letter concluded.An investigation fraught with pitfallsHaiti’s most famous journalist and political analyst, Dominique was gunned down in the courtyard of his radio station, Radio Haïti Inter, on 3 April 2000. Louissaint, the station’s caretaker, was killed in the same attack.Virtually all of the state’s institutions helped to obstruct the investigation for nearly four years: the police failed to execute arrests warrants; two witnesses died in suspicious circumstances after their arrest; the senate refused to lift a senator’s immunity; President Aristide refused to renew the mandate of the investigating judge in charge of the case; an attempt was made to murder Michèle Montas, Dominique’s widow; and threats were made against Radio Haïti Inter forcing it to close.The investigation concluded on 21 March 2003 when the new investigating judge issued his final report together with the list of persons indicted for the murder. Six alleged perpetrators already under arrest were indicted but no instigator was identified. Both Dominique’s widow and the defendants appealed against the investigating judge’s conclusions.The Port-au-Prince appeal court on 4 August 2003 ordered a new judicial investigation and the release of three of the six people who had been indicted. The other three then filed an appeal before the court of cassation (supreme court). This court has not issued any ruling and the case is paralysed. Meanwhile, the three defendants who were still in detention have escaped.Two and half weeks ago, on 14 March, the police arrested former Port-au-Prince deputy mayor Harold Sévère and Roustide “Douze” Pétion for their presumed involvement in the murders of Dominque and Louissant. Sévère had been indicted on 28 January 2003. October 11, 2019 Find out more News Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti June 11, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Disastrous toll – 21 Latin American journalists killed in past six months

first_img News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News Organisation RSF_en to go further June 7, 2021 Find out more This disastrous toll is attributable in part to flawed or non-existent protective mechanisms but above all to the alarming level violence, corruption and impunity in most of the region’s countries – a region that is now one of the world’s most dangerous for media personnel.As in 2015, Mexico continues to register the biggest death toll, with nine journalists murdered in the first half of 2016. It is followed by Guatemala with five, Honduras with three, Brazil with two and Venezuela and El Salvador with one.None of these countries is officially at war, but each of them suffers from a significant degree of structural violence linked to ubiquitous armed groups that include Mexico’s cartels and Central America’s “maras.” The motive of most of these deaths is still unknown*. When the police investigate them, the investigations soon get bogged down and are obstructed by corrupt officials. Impunity is, more than ever, at the centre of a vicious circle of violence against media personnel and journalism’s chronic depreciation. The circumstances of these murders are usually very similar. The victims are often radio hosts or local correspondents based in regions far from major cities who cover crime, corruption or sensitive social issues. They are gunned down by “sicarios” (hit-men) near their home or workplace and in some cases they had been warned in advance about their reporting.If there is any room for doubt, the police and judicial authorities quickly rule out any connection between the murder and the victim’s work as a journalist. They often try to cast doubt on the quality of the victim’s journalism and even go so far as to suggest that the victim was linked to local criminal groups.“The toll of murders of journalists in Latin America in the first six months suggests that 2016 will be a terrible year for the region,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.“The spiralling violence, especially in Mexico and Central America, is transforming Latin America into one of the world’s most dangerous regions for media personnel. When you add the countless attacks, abductions, enforced disappearances, threats and cases of judicial harassment, you end up with a climate of terror in which journalists are clearly no longer at home. It is high time the region’s leaders did their duty and undertook to do everything possible to end this deadly spiral.”The Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression that was adopted by the Organization of American States (OAS) says: “The murder, kidnapping, intimidation of and/or threats to social communicators, as well as the material destruction of communications media violate the fundamental rights of individuals and strongly restrict freedom of expression. It is the duty of the state to prevent and investigate such occurrences, to punish their perpetrators and to ensure that victims receive due compensation.”Many OAS member states seem to have forgotten these principles because they do not treat the protection of journalists as a priority. Only two Latin American countries, Colombia and Mexico, have created national mechanisms for protecting journalists and in both countries the mechanisms fail to serve their purpose because they are cruelly denied adequate financial and human resources and autonomy vis-à-vis the political class.As a result of strong pressure from civil society and journalists’ associations, a mechanism is in the process of being created and implemented in Guatemala. In response to the almost total impunity for crimes against journalists in Honduras, RSF is calling for the creation of an independent investigative body with trained and qualified personnel that is able to clearly establish the links between the murders of journalists and their work and to make its findings public.The 2016 toll as of 1 July:Mexico, 149th in RSF’s 2016 press freedom index: 9 victims- Marcos Hernández Bautista, 38, killed on 21 January 2016, Oaxaca state.Media: Noticias, Voz e Imagen de Oaxaca.- Reinel Martínez Cerqueda, 43, killed on 22 January 2016, Oaxaca state.Media: El Manantial community radio.- Anabel Flores Salazar, 32, killed on 9 February 2016, Veracruz state.Media: El Sol de Orizaba. – Moisés Dagdug Lutzow, 65, killed on 20 February 2016, Tabasco state. Media: head of the VX media group. – Francisco Pacheco Beltrán, 55, killed on 25 April 2016, Guerrero state.Media: El Sol de Acapulco. – Manuel Santiago Torres González, 48, killed on 14 May 2016, Veracruz state. Media: Noticias MT website, TV Azteca. – Elidio Ramos Zárate, 44, killed on 19 June 2016, Oaxaca state.Media: El Sur.- Zamira Esther Bautista, 44, killed on 20 June 2016, Tamaulipas state.Media: freelancer, El Mercurio and La Verdad.- Salvador García Olmos, 31, killed on 29 June 2016, Oaxaca state.Media: Radio Tuun Ñuu Savi.Guatemala, 121st in RSF’s 2016 press freedom index: 5 victims- Mario Roberto Salazar, 32, killed on 17 March 2016, Jutiapa department.Media: head of Radio Estéreo Azúcar. – Wiston Leonardo Cano Túnchez, 41, killed on 8 April 2016, Escuintla department.Media: Radio La Jefa presenter. – Diego Salomón Esteban Gaspar, 22, killed on 30 April 2016, Quiché department.Media: Radio Sembrador. – Víctor Hugo Valdez Cardona, 65, killed on 7 June 2016, Chiquimula department.Media: Chiquimula Visión presenter.- Álvaro Alfredo Aceituno López, 65, killed on 25 June 2016, Quetzaltenango department.Media: director of Estéreo Ilusión.Honduras, 137th in RSF’s 2016 press freedom index: 3 victims- Marlon David Martínez Caballero, 27, killed on 7 February 2016, Cortés department. Media: Radio TopMusic presenter.- Dorian Hernández, 27, killed on 16 June 2016, Lempira department.Media: freelance photographer, former producer for GRT Channel 31. – Elmer Cruz, 30, killed on 19 June 2016, Yoro department.Media: music programme presenter for local TV channel.Brazil, 104th in RSF’s 2016 press freedom index: 2 victims- João Valdecir de Borba, 51, killed on 10 March 2016, Paraná state.Media: Radio Difusora AM presenter.- Manoel Messias Pereira, 46, killed on 9 April 2016, Maranhão state.Media: Sediverte.com blogger.Venezuela, 139th in RSF’s 2016 press freedom index: 1 victim- Ricardo Durán Trujillo, 45, killed on 19 January 2016, Caracas.Media: government press officer (Distrito Capital)El Salvador, 58th in RSF’s 2016 press freedom index: 1 victim- Nicolás Humberto García, 23, killed on 10 March 2016, Ahuachapán department.Media: presenter on Radio Expressa, Voces al Aire.*Note: RSF has not been able to include all of these murders in its official figures, used for its Barometer and the World Press Freedom Index, because of the absence of sufficiently clear information about the local investigation and therefore about the link between the murder and the victim’s journalistic work. MexicoBrazilVenezuelaGuatemalaHondurasEl SalvadorAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionArmed conflictsImpunityViolence Follow the news on Americas June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information MexicoBrazilVenezuelaGuatemalaHondurasEl SalvadorAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionArmed conflictsImpunityViolence July 5, 2016 Disastrous toll – 21 Latin American journalists killed in past six months 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to have to report that no fewer than 21 journalists were killed in the first six months of 2016 in Latin America, 14 of them in just two countries – Mexico and Guatemala. Reports Newslast_img read more

Iowans Head for Pasadena En Masse

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Sports Iowans Head for Pasadena En Masse From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 | 2:13 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img 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. Community News Hordes of Iowa Hawkeye fans are heading for Pasadena en masse, filling up the airport in Cedar Rapids where black and gold is the color of the day.Iowa City TV station KCRG TV9 is reporting that anywhere from 3,000 to 5,000 fans were leaving Tuesday for Pasadena via at least 13 Rose Bowl charter flights. On a typical weekday, 1,500 to 2,000 passengers take off from the Cedar Rapids airport.The Eastern Iowa airport had to draft volunteers to help keep people entertained as they waited for flights delayed because of the weather. At Iowa’s largest airport, Des Moines International, many flights have been cancelled due to bad weather.According to the KCRG TV9 report, airport director Marty Lenss said they expect Tuesday to be a record-breaker in the number of passengers handled in a day at the facility. Instead of regional jets with a capacity of 70 passengers, the charter is using large aircraft, including one 747 jumbo Tuesday afternoon, to accommodate Pasadena-bound fans.Earlier airport advisories said charter passengers have been provided with a separate check-in gate just for Tuesday’s flights. The Transportation Security Administration also had assigned additional staff and equipment, opening two security screening lanes for charter passengers.Even with the extra help, Hawkeye fans on commercial flights were still experiencing some problems Tuesday morning, a report on Iowa City’s The Gazette said. One flight to Denver was canceled, another to Chicago was delayed, and at least one Pasadena-bound couple routed through Dallas on American Airlines had their tickets canceled due to weather issues in Texas, said the report.Another Rose Bowl charter flight leaves Cedar Rapids on December 30. Subscribe More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community Newslast_img read more