first_img  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance Trading Howard Lake | 10 January 2005 | News Commercial foreign exchange service Currencies Direct has announced a special not-for-profit service to charities transferring money to projects in countries affected by the tsunami and earthquake.Currencies Direct has offered to carry out all foreign exchange during January for qualifying charities at cost, as well as waiving the usual transfer fee, regardless of the amount that is being sent. In this way, money donated in pounds sterling can be transferred to foreign currencies to pay for relief work and other supplies in the area without transaction fees eating into the total amount.In addition to their not-for-profit service for charities, Currencies Direct will also donate £5 to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) for every transfer made by their customers in January 2005. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Currencies Direct offers foreign exchange at cost to tsunami charities 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. Any charity wishing to send money to the region should contact Currencies Direct on 020 7813 0332.last_img read more

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News Help by sharing this information “It would just encourage self-censorship under the pretext of inviting journalists to be more responsible,” Reporters Without Borders said. читать на русскомReporters Without Borders is concerned about a proposed amendment to the media law which the lower house of parliament, the Duma (photo), approved at its first reading on 25 April. Proposed by Robert Schlegel, the Duma’s youngest member and staunch supporter of Vladimir Putin, it would give Rossvyazokhrankultura, the federal agency that oversees the media, the power to close down any media deemed to have defamed on more than one occasion.“This amendment would reinforce the already extremely heavy pressure on the media in Russia,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It would become very easy to portray criticism as defamation and to have a news media closed. It would just encourage self-censorship under the pretext of inviting journalists to be more responsible.”Schlegel’s bill would modify articles 4 and 16 of the media law. As it stands, article 4 punishes use of the media to break the law, for example to divulge a state secret or defend terrorism. The bill would make defamation punishable under article 4 as well. It would add the clause: “It is forbidden to use the media with the aim of disseminating manifestly false information that attacks a person’s honour and dignity or harms his reputation.” Under article 16, Rossvyazokhrankultura could, after issuing a news media with two warnings for article 4 violations, ask a judge to close it down.The only Duma member to vote against the bill on the first reading was Boris Reznik, a member of the pro-Kremlin United Russia party and deputy president of the Duma’s information policy committee, who called it “mindless” and “useless.”Many journalists and human rights defenders have reacted with concern to the bill. Pavel Gusev, the editor of the Moskovskiy Komsomolets daily newspaper, said “adoption of the amendments would aggravate the situation of freedom of expression in Russia.”The Russian Civil Chamber, a body that advises the president, announced on 29 April that it would advise the Duma against adopting the bill. The Civil Chamber press office said: “The mechanism allowing for the closure of a news media without a court decision would do away with criticism of the government and would permit the easy elimination of undesired newspapers and TV stations, especially in the regions.”Glasnost Defence Foundation president Alexey Simonov called the bill an “attack on press freedom. “What they have done is stupid,” he said. “I hope that in the course of the next two readings they will take the decision not to definitively adopt these amendments.”Schlegel, who was unsuccessful in his first attempt in January to get the Duma to approve his bill, used to be the press spokesman of the pro-Putin youth movement Nashi.The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s rapporteur on media freedom has voiced concern about the bill, recommending “media self-regulation” as the way to reinforce public confidence and respect for freedom of expression.The bill must be approved at its second and third reading in the Duma, must be approved by the Federation Council (parliament’s upper house) and must be signed by the president before it takes effect. BelarusEurope – Central Asia News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Organisation May 5, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about young Putin supporter’s bill to amend media law RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Receive email alerts Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 28, 2021 Find out more to go further News May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img RSF_en May 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist held for past two weeks on suspicion of collaborating with armed group TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the continuing detention of journalist Aylin Duruoglu without justification. Duruoglu, who edits the liberal daily Vatan’s website, gazetevatan.com, was picked up during a wave of arrests of suspected members of an outlawed armed organisation on 27 April.“Duruoglu’s detention is unquestionably arbitrary, “Reporters Without Borders said. “She has been wrongly accused of terrorist activities. There is no evidence against her. In their determination to combat terrorism, the Turkish authorities end up wrongly arresting and convicting journalists. We demand her immediate release followed by the holding of a fair and impartial trial without delay.”Duruoglu is being held on suspicion of collaborating with the Revolutionary Headquarters, an armed group on the Turkish list of terrorist organisations, because she knew one if its alleged members, writer and political activist Orhan Yilmazkaya. They studied together at Istanbul University and, as a journalist, Duruoglu attended the launch of one his books.Duruoglu has been held in Istanbul’s Bakirköy prison since 30 April. On 8 May, the Istanbul prosecutor’s office rejected the request for her release that had been filed by her lawyer, Naime Kiliç. Vatan’s staff demonstrated outside the newspaper on 10 May, brandishing posters calling for her release.Yilmazkaya was killed in a shootout with the police during the 27 April operation. He opened fire on police officers when they came for him in his apartment, where he was keeping weapons. NTV cameraman Ilhan Kandaz was hit in the ear during the shootout. A 16-year-old youth and a police superintendent were also killed in the operation.Turkey is ranked 103rd out of 173 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News to go further Organisation Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia center_img April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Turkey News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgNewsLocal NewsCouncil housing effort in Limerick blocked up by sewerage problemsBy Alan Jacques – November 9, 2017 2064 LIMERICK City and County Council is “wasting its time” trying to deal with the housing and homeless crisis if it cannot get its sewerage plants operating properly.That was the view expressed by Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin at a special meeting of the local authority on Monday when he raised issues about sewerage plants in County Limerick being left full to capacity or overflowing.He also claimed that despite the fact that the Housing Department was overworked, “working flat out”, the current system was not working.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Independent councillor Richard O’Donoghue also claimed that sewerage plants in County Limerick were not functioning during power outages following Storm Ophelia.“They had no way of working as they had no backup,” he declared.He also referred to the need to train a skilled workforce to build houses, as there are not enough skilled workers available to build the properties required.Solidarity representative for City North, Cllr Cian Prendiville called on the Council to use land at Mungret to build social and affordable housing.“The Council owns around 150 acres there. This is half of all land the Council owns in Limerick’s Metropolitan area, and by far the biggest parcel of land,” he explained.“The State bought this land, and are spending €10.5 million to make it ready for housing. However, they are now planning to sell off that land. That will result in only ten per cent of the houses coming back as social housing, and could also delay things even longer as it will then be up to the private developer to draw up plans, and go for planning permission whenever suits them. This land should be used to directly build social and affordable housing,” he declared.Fine Gael councillor Michael Hourigan asked that they be fully briefed on plans by Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) to deliver social housing.Labour Party councillor Elena Secas felt it was action and not talk that was needed.Meanwhile, Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler urged councillors to be cognisant of the complex social issues that surround homelessness and not to use it as a “political football”.Council chief executive Conn Murray said the local authority had learned from past mistakes and were now working to get supply back up.He also maintained there is massive potential in the Georgian district of the city.“What we can do is plan,” he said.Councillors were updated on the numbers living in emergency accommodation in Limerick by director of Housing, Carmel Kirby. They were informed that the opening of the Twin Oaks hub on Childers Road is now catering for 10 families. The remaining 59 families, currently in temporary emergency accommodation,  are expected to be housed this month, with 25 permanent homes also on target for November.by Alan [email protected] Advertisement TAGSAlan JacquesApproved Housing BodiesCllr Cian PrendivilleCllr Daniel ButlerCllr Elena SecasCllr Liam GalvinCllr Michael HouriganCllr Richard O’DonoghueFine Gaelhomelessnesshousing crisislimerickLimerick City and County CouncilSolidarity Boycott of Israeli goods rejected by Council Facebook Linkedin Council collects €53 million in commercial rates Email City Mayor vows to be a voice for all center_img Print Something’s brewing on Nicholas Street Previous articleMartin Hayes and Dennis Cahill: the rhythm, the energy and the pulse of Irish musicNext articleMix & Fairbanks play first Cabal party at Dolan’s Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Friday the 13th nightmare for opponents of Irish Cement tyre-burning plans Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Happy ever after for Limerick’s last Metropolitan Mayor WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Strong immigrant housing demand played a large role in the industry’s recovery from the Great Recession, according to a new report from the Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing.The report, called “Home in America: Immigrants and Housing Demand,” found that foreign-born homebuyers helped the housing industry bounce back from the recession—particularly in robust markets like San Francisco.“Without growth of the foreign population, regions with strong housing markets such as San Francisco would not have recovered as quickly following the recession,” the report stated. “Markets that continue to struggle in the recession’s aftermath such as Buffalo would have experienced even weaker growth. Overall, recent immigration to those and other metropolitan areas has had a positive effect on local housing markets.”But it’s not just the impact immigrants have already had on the industry that the report examines; it’s also the effect they’ll have on housing moving forward—namely, the way they’ll influence growth patterns in certain areas.“Immigrants have helped stabilize and strengthen the housing market throughout the recovery,” said Stockton Williams, Executive Director for the Terwilliger Center for Housing. “Immigrants’ housing purchasing power and preferences are significant economic assets for metropolitan regions across the country. This suggests the potential for much more growth attributable to foreign-born residents in the years ahead.”Statistically, immigrant homeownership rates rise as their length of time in the country does.“In San Francisco, Houston, and Buffalo, the homeownership rate among immigrants who have been in the country since at least 2006 is similar to the rate for the native-born population,” the report found. “Immigrants, therefore, will be a key source of demand for homeownership in the years to come.”So where will immigrants impact the markets most? That’d be the suburbs, according to the report.“Immigrants seeking to own homes, as well as those renting homes, are increasingly drawn to the suburbs in search of employment opportunities, lower-cost housing, and a higher quality of life,” the report stated. “Suburbs are home to high-income, high-skilled immigrants, as well as lower-income, lesser-skilled immigrants.”As immigrant homeownership grows, the report suggested, communities need to work to keep them connected and engaged.“Urban areas experiencing significant immigrant population growth should explore how to best accommodate immigrants and leverage the positive effect they have on the housing industry and economy. Investments in housing, retail, recreational and cultural amenities, as well as social assistance and education programs can help forge a strong connection between immigrants, neighborhoods, and the greater community.”Read the full report at Uli.org. Immigrant Homebuyers Helped Post-crisis Bounceback HOUSING Housing Crisis Immigration 2017-04-11 Seth Welborn About Author: Aly J. Yale Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Construction Jobs Dip Slightly Next: Quicken Reports Widening Appraiser-Homeowner Disconnect Tagged with: HOUSING Housing Crisis Immigration Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles April 11, 2017 1,623 Views center_img Home / Daily Dose / Immigrant Homebuyers Helped Post-crisis Bounceback Share Save Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and editor based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked for various newspapers, magazines, and publications across the nation, including The Dallas Morning News and Addison Magazine. She has also worked with both the Five Star Institute and REO Red Book, as well as various other mortgage industry clients on content strategy, blogging, marketing, and more. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

first_img Pinterest By News Highland – February 18, 2019 Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday February 18th Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday February 18th:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/18news-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Previous articleEnglish & Lecky named on Irish European Indoor teamNext articleTeenager to appear at Derry Court following robbery and burglary News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – July 23, 2020 Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews Twitter Separate government departments are warning people to be aware of scams doing the rounds. The Department of Agriculture says farmers are getting phone calls by someone seeking bank details.While the Department of Social Protection says people are getting emails telling them they are entitled to the Covid-19 payment.The public is being reminded that any financial information will not be sought in these ways. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleNew signing at Derry CityNext articleMore details released on July stimulus plan News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Government warning over latest scams Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Facebook Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

first_imgUncertainty in snow properties impacts the accuracy of Arctic sea ice thickness estimates from radar altimetry. On first-year sea ice (FYI), spatiotemporal variations in snow properties can cause the Ku-band main radar scattering horizon to appear above the snow/sea ice interface. This can increase the estimated sea ice freeboard by several centimeters, leading to FYI thickness overestimations. This article examines the expected changes in Ku-band main scattering horizon and its impact on FYI thickness estimates, with variations in snow temperature, salinity, and density derived from ten naturally occurring Arctic FYI Cases encompassing saline/nonsaline, warm/cold, simple/complexly layered snow (4–45 cm) overlying FYI (48–170 cm). Using a semi-empirical modeling approach, snow properties from these Cases are used to derive layer-wise brine volume and dielectric constant estimates, to simulate the Ku-band main scattering horizon and delays in radar propagation speed. Differences between modeled and observed FYI thickness are calculated to assess sources of error. Under both cold and warm conditions, saline snow covers are shown to shift the main scattering horizon above from the snow/sea ice interface, causing thickness retrieval errors. Overestimates in FYI thicknesses of up to 65% are found for warm, saline snow overlaying thin sea ice. Our simulations exhibited a distinct shift in the main scattering horizon when the snow layer densities became greater than 440 kg/m 3 , especially under warmer snow conditions. Our simulations suggest a mean Ku-band propagation delay for snow of 39%, which is higher than 25%, suggested in previous studies.last_img read more

first_imgJob no: 222520-ASWork type: Faculty-Full TimeDepartment: SMPH/ORTHO&REHAB/ORTHO&REHBLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research,Scientific Work Type: The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the Universityof Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a physician with a focus onneurorehabilitation. The candidate will be working with inpatientsand outpatients at UW Health locations. We are looking forcandidates with a strong interest in research, clinical activitiesand education.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. JULY 01, 2020 Anticipated Begin Date: Principal Duties: Duties will include provision of clinical care with a focus onneurorehabilitation. Clinically, the incumbent will work with neuroinpatients (including, but not limited to, stroke, TBI, SCI,multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons disease, cerebral palsy, spasticitymanagement, prosthetics management) and other inpatients at the UWHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. Additionally, the incumbent willperform consultations at University Hospital and other institutionsas indicated for all patients requiring a rehabilitation consult.Finally, the incumbent will see outpatient neurorehabilitationpatients at the UW Health Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic.The incumbent may be asked to provide clinical care at CentralWisconsin Center and/or Clearview Long Term Care and RehabilitationCenter. The incumbent will be expected to participate in theRehabilitation Medicine call schedule.The incumbent will be expected to increase the rehabilitationmedicine practice through referrals from the region and state; toparticipate in outreach activities via presentations and/or clinicsat hospitals and medical centers throughout the state and region;to have an active role in the training and education of medicalstudents, and residents and fellows in the area of rehabilitationmedicine.The successful candidate will also participate in professional,public, university service and research. Additionally, thesuccessful applicant will participate in administrative andcommittee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UWHealth and the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essentialpart of these duties will be working in a collegial relationshipwith other faculty members. M.D. or D.O. Board eligible or board certified in PMR. Employment Class: Emily [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) PROFESSOR (CHS)(D01NN) or ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS)(D02NN) or ASSTPROFESSOR (CHS)(D03NN) Department(s): WI medical license or eligible for WI medical license. Additional Information: This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PositionVacancy (Job # 222521); please note that only one vacancy exists.Having two position vacancy listings allows the School of Medicineand Public Health to consider clinical teacher faculty candidateswith or without research credentials for this non-tenure-trackposition. Completion of an approved residency program. Candidates forAssociate Professor (CHS) or Full Professor (CHS) rank must meetcriteria for appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine andPublic Health guidelines for appointment and promotion on the CHStrack. Applications Open: Apr 10 2020 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: Salary: Contact: Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal tobe considered as a candidate. To apply for this position, pleaseclick on the “” button.You will be asked to upload a CV, personalstatement/cover letter, and list of three references. Professionalreferences must include your current or most recent supervisor.References will not be contacted without advance notice.The deadline for assuring full consideration is May 15, 2020,however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled.center_img Ongoing/Renewable Instructions to Applicants: License or Certificate: Job Number: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Appointment Type, Duration: Full Time: 100% Institutional Statement on Diversity: Position Summary: Official Title: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Academic Staff-Renewable Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion 222520-AS The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Degree and Area of Specialization: A536100-MEDICAL SCHOOL/ORTHO&REHAB/ORTHO&REHBlast_img read more

first_imgAdvanced Dynamics (Brad-ford, West Yorks), has recently introduced into the UK bakery sector a label applicator, said to be ideal for flow-wrapped and vacuum-packed bakery items.The Eurokett VEGA is equipped with stepper motor drive to provide a high level of control during the labelling process. It gives a +/-0.8mm position accuracy and has integrated programmable controls built into the system’s back plate.Eurokett VEGA can handle labels measuring 10mm to 110mm width and operates at speeds of up to 30 metres of label roll per minute, or up to 150 labels per minute.last_img read more