CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ RBC Wealth ManagementRoyal Bank of Canada Wealth Management has announced the addition of two directors to its UK-based private clients team led by Philip Harris. Joanne Pickles (pictured) joins the firm from Barclays Wealth, where she has worked since 1999. Ross Jennings also comes from a wealth management background, having worked at Barclays Wealth and HSBC Private Bank. He started his career at Jams Capel Investment Management.FSAThe Financial Services Authority has appointed two senior advisers: Simon Prior-Palmer and Robert Stansbury. Prior-Palmer will be advising on the investment banking sector, using his 30 years’ experience at Credit Suisse and JP Morgan. Stansbury will advise on risk management, having been advising financial services firms on the subject for the last 17 years. Formerly, he has been a director at Hill Samuel.Aon Risk SolutionsAon Risk Solutions, the risk management business of Aon Corporation, has added Vincent West to its team. West will draw on his two decades’ experience in risk management in order to head up the business continuity practice. Previously he has worked at Marsh Risk Consulting and Norwich Union Risk Services.Oriel SecuritiesOriel has made three new appointments: Paul Thompson will be joining as deputy chief executive, Glenn Poulter will take over as head of equities and Peter Meinertzhagen will come onto the board as a non-executive director. Thompson joins the firm from Amias Berman & Co, having worked previously at Citigroup and Merrill Lynch Investmenet Managers. Poulter has worked at ICAP, Schoder Securities/Citigroup and Swiss Bank/SBC Warburg. He began his career at the London Stock Exchange in 1981. Meinertzhagen will bring decades of experience to his board position and has already been a member Oriel’s Advisory Board for 18 months. Motive TelevisionYesterday’s CityMoves incorrectly stated that Drew Kaza had stepped down from the board of Odeon UCI in order to join Motive Television. He will in fact remain on the board of Odeon UCI while taking up his new position at Motive. Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofA Once in 17 Years Cicada Event in Princeton, New JerseyFamily Proof Share 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 PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS Monday 6 December 2010 7:31 pm KCS-content last_img read more

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IGT upsizes note offering to $750m

first_img International Game Technology (IGT) was able to upscale a planned $500m (£380m/€429m) offer of senior secure notes by $250m yesterday (Monday) after demand exceeded supply at an attractive price for the company.IGT announced yesterday (Monday) that an application had been submitted for the notes, which are due in 2027, to be listed on the Euronext Dublin market.Credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service, which reflected on the initial $500m offering, said that the transaction would “improve the company’s financial flexibility”, with the proceeds used to redeem IGT’s $600m worth of 5.625% senior secured notes that were due in 2020.“The transaction extends IGT’s maturity profile… providing funds to facilitate the refinancing of a significant part of its remaining 2020 maturities, while maintaining a good liquidity profile,” Moody’s said in a note for investors.However, as it transpired, the offering was upsized to $750m worth of senior secured notes at 6.25%.“Investor demand for the new issue was extremely strong at a very attractive price for us,” an IGT spokesperson told iGamingBusiness.com today.“Owing to the volume of demand and the price, we were able to take out some of our residual debt.”Settlement of the notes, which is subject to customary market and closing conditions, is expected on September 26.IGT expanded its internet gaming offering in the US last week by launching what it claims is the country’s first cross-platform online Wide Area Progressive (WAP) product.IGT MegaJackpots will be available to players in the regulated state of New Jersey on four sites: CaesarsCasino.com, HardRockCasino.com, MoheganSunCasino.com and ResortsCasino.com.IGT’s sports betting business in the US has expanded rapidly over the past few months following the Supreme Court ruling on PASPA in May.In recent weeks, IGT has confirmed its entrance into the tribal sports betting market by announcing a deal with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and secured sports betting partnerships with both FanDuel and MGM in New Jersey, whilst forging a joint agreement with William Hill and the Rhode Island Lottery. In addition, the company has obtained a sports betting licence in West Virginia. Topics: Casino & games Finance Slots 18th September 2018 | By contenteditor Email Address IGT upsizes note offering to $750m Demand exceeds supply for original $500m offering of senior secure notes AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Tags: Slot Machines Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Irelandlast_img read more

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Tokyo Olympics: Can Olympics be postponed one more time ?

first_img The world is yet to come out of Covid19 pandemic. Once the battle is won against the Coronavirus, the aftermath will need time to heal and recover. In middle of this health crisis and with the entire sporting world still in shambles – can Tokyo get ready for its biggest show i.e Olympic Games in July 2021 or will it be postponed one more time ?Tokyo 2020 official says a further delay of Games should be an option RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoUncertainty remains over whether the Games will go ahead as planned next year, due to continuing challenges posed by Covid-19. Now the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee executive board member has said a second delay of the event should be considered before any cancellation – which clearly shows the hosts themselves are not clear whether Tokyo Olympics can go ahead next year.Japanese daily Nikkan Sports reported that Haruyuki Takahashi said: “The main priority is to make a united effort to hold them (the Olympics) in the summer of 2021.” He said if that is not possible “we should start action once again to get another delay”.However, for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach postponement is no more a option. He has admitted that the Games would have to be scrapped altogether if the event cannot be held in 2021.Also read: Tokyo Olympics Woes : Two-thirds of Tokyo 2020 corporate sponsors ‘undecided on continuation’ NHK surveyHigh-ranking IOC member Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant said earlier this month that a final decision on holding the Games would be made in the spring of 2021.Tokyo 2020 vice-president Toshiaki Endo had previously said a decision on the fate of the Games should not be made until “at least March”.Tokyo Olympics postponement – huge economic burden on JapanThe games have already been postponed once. The exact cost of the postponement is yet to be ascertained. Estimates in Japan suggest the one-year delay will cost $2 bn to $ 6bn most of which will fall on Japanese taxpayers.Also Read : Tokyo Olympics : Host Japan set to lose billions if Olympics ‘downsized & simplified’With costs escalating, uncertainty growing – all the indications clearly suggest Tokyo Olympics even in 2021 is under huge cloud of uncertainty. Facebook Twitter Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Ethan Ampadu sent off as Wales get reduced to 10-men; Follow Live Updates Previous articleBundesliga Live : Bayern Munich wins eight consecutive Bundesliga title, celebrates in empty stadiumNext articleCricket : Meet the world’s oldest living first class cricketer Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Devon Conway smashes fifty; R Ashwin gets Latham- NZ 101/1 (48 ovs)- Follow Live Updates WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket Cricket Cricket F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check TAGSInternational Olympic CommitteeOlympics postponement costsTOKYO OLYMPICSTokyo Olympics 2021Tokyo Olympics schedule SHARE Cricket Latest Sports News Football Tokyo Olympics: Can Olympics be postponed one more time ? Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Kahveci scores for Turkey to reduce deficit; Follow Live Updates Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – June 17, 2020 Formula 1 Latest Sports NewsSportlast_img read more

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England v Fiji: The Preview

first_imgReplacements: Seremaia Naureure, Setafano Samoca, Manasa Saulo, Sekonaia Kalou, Iliesa Ratuva, Kelemedi Bola, Josh Matavesi, Ravai Fatiaki.Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand) TAGS: Fiji New faces: England will field one of their least experienced line-ups of the pro era against Fiji this weekendBy Alan Pearey, Rugby World Deputy EditorEVEN THE most optimistic of souls in the visitors’ camp would be hard pressed to make a case for a Fijian victory at Twickenham this weekend, one of 30 Tests being played by 23 countries in a hectic three-week period.England have never failed to beat Fiji by a double-figure margin and the vastness of their resources is illustrated by the back row, where the likes of Tom Wood, Tom Croft, Phil Dowson, James Haskell and Steffon Armitage are among those not required for duty.Yet the pressure is on England to make a statement, and not just because the match will be the first to attract an 82,000 sell-out crowd at Twickenham against a second-tier nation. England’s world ranking of fourth is on the line this month – France will leapfrog them this weekend if they beat Australia – and Stuart Lancaster’s team have a tricky balance to strike: on the one hand, they will want to develop the fearless and liberating style that briefly reared its head under Martin Johnson two years ago, and which could put the SANZAR superpowers under stress in the weeks ahead; on the other hand, they will want to keep things tight against a country whose love of the open spaces is world-renowned.Flood: nearing 250-point milestoneHalf-back hubEngland field one of their most inexperienced teams of the pro era, with only six of the starters having won more than ten caps. Only at half-back, where Toby Flood and Danny Care have won 83 caps between them, is there a genuine wealth of proven Test know-how. Flood requires seven points to break the 250-point barrier.Chris Ashton, Dylan Hartley and Jonathan Joseph would all have started had injury or suspension not intervened and all may be missed. Bar one World Cup warm-up, Ashton has been an ever-present since making his debut in March 2010 and, now rejuvenated at Saracens, his nose for a try would have been a boon for an England side that has scored a lowly 12 tries in eight Tests under Lancaster.Joseph’s absence means England’s midfield, Manu Samoa and Brad Barritt, looks a shade one-dimensional, and the knock-on effect is the selection of a creative ball-player at full-back in Alex Goode, who is comfortable as a first receiver.Aggrieved islandersTom Youngs’s selection at hooker, after a mere nine outings in the position at Leicester, would be a high-risk strategy were England not playing a Fijian team whose preparations – not for the first time – have been hampered. Less than a third of the 30-plus eligible players participating in Europe’s three major leagues are in their tour squad, as stories surface of players being blackmailed into refusing a national call-up in order to be available for their club. Clermont’s Noa Nakaiaci and Racing’s Virimi Vakatawa declined invitations while Fiji have complained to the French federation after Racing’s Jone Qovu withdrew.Goneva: facing Tigers team-mate TuilagiTheir team for Twickenham contains two news caps in lock Pisa Ratuniyarawa and wing Samu Wara, but there are familiar faces too: Scarlets prop Deacon Manu leads a side with an all-Premiership midfield in Sireli Naqelevuki (Exeter) and Vereniki Goneva (Leicester), while Gloucester’s Akapusi Qera brings his big-hitting form to the back row. The game is a true clash between the haves and have-nots. Nicky Little, the former Fiji fly-half, tells how a friend of his earned £15,000 for a Six Nations win with England; Fiji’s daily allowance is £17, though it doubles on overseas tours. With sell-outs on the next four Saturdays, England expect to make more than £17m in profit from their QBE international series.Hospital passThe match has another added curiosity as, two years after nearly kicking Saracens to the English title at the ground, New Zealand Glen Jackson is back for his Test debut as a referee. It seems a very short while ago that I saw him referee, as a novice, at the Sussex Open Sevens at Christ’s Hospital, the school that, coincidently, provided a sporting and academic education for Joe Launchbury – set to make his England debut off the bench this weekend. How time flies.Prediction: Expect England to be a little disjointed but still pile on the points. They should win by 20.ENGLAND v FIJI, Saturday 10 November, 2.30pm, Twickenham, Live on Sky Sports 1ENGLAND: Alex Goode; Charlie Sharples, Manu Samoa, Brad Barritt, Ugo Monye; Toby Flood, Danny Care; Joe Marler, Tom Youngs, Dan Cole, Tom Palmer, Geoff Parling, Tom Johnson, Chris Robshaw (captain), Thomas Waldrom.Replacements: David Paice, David Wilson, Mako Vunipola, Joe Launchbury, Tom Wood, Ben Youngs, Owen Farrell, Mike Brown.FIJI: Simeli Koniferedi; Samu Wara, Vereniki Goneva, Sireli Naqelevuki, Watisoni Votu; Metuisela Talebula, Nikola Matawalu; Pen Makutu, Viliame Veikoso, Deacon Manu (captain), Leone Nakarawa, Apisolame Ratuniyarawa, Api Naikatini, Malakai Ravulo, Akapusi Qera. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Friday Funnies – Crouch, touch, slap, engage

first_imgFriday Sep 24, 2010 Friday Funnies – Crouch, touch, slap, engage Unfortunately there hasn’t been time for Magners League or Aviva Premiership highlights this week but hopefully tomorrow I’ll get some time to post something. It is Friday though, so time for a laugh with the latest Friday Funnies clip. This one comes from Southland’s meeting with Waikato in the ITM Cup in New Zealand, a match that was low scoring but resulted in Southland continuing their winning run in the tournament. You can view highlights of the match here, in yesterdays post. This particular moment was picked up by a forum member who watched the game live and took the time to send in the request. If he’d not done that, classic moments like this would be missed so please try do the same when you see something happen that you think would be good to share. There’s been a lot of debate lately about the way refs are handling the scrum engagement, with refs down south in New Zealand and South Africa deliberately taking ages to do the call, while up North it’s more regulation and what we’re used to. There are critics of both, as some say the old way isn’t steady enough, while others don’t like the slow, delayed calls down South. What the delay did produce however was Southland prop Chris King doing something you won’t often see at scrumtime. Somehow the ref spotted it though, penalising him and allowing Waikato to snatch three points in a tight game. We can’t condone it, but it was hilarious to watch. Have a great weekend, and keep your hands to yourself. CheersTime: 01:43 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 30 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

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IoF issues call for trustees

first_img Advertisement  146 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  145 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 12 April 2017 | News Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising trustees The Institute of Fundraising is looking for new trustees to join its board, with three vacancies to fill.Any member residing in the UK may apply to be an IoF trustee, with a deadline of midday on 28th April. Information on how to apply, as well as on the main criteria applicants need to meet can be found in the Trustee Recruitment and Information Pack on the IoF site.Essential skills for applicants are:Ability to contribute to strategic decision-makingUnderstanding the governance role of a TrusteeExperience of acting as a representative of an organisationAlso desirable is experience of:another membership organisationsuccessful public policy campaignscommercial activities similar to IoFworking in professional standards or complianceIn addition to the AGM in July and a strategy away day, the Board meets at least three times a year. Meetings of the Board usually take place from 13.00 to 17.00 at the IoF’s offices in London. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 IoF issues call for trusteeslast_img read more

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Free Oscar López Rivera, NOW!

first_imgOscar LópezThe Dec. 31 New York Times editorial titled “Mr. Obama’s Trickle of Mercy” sharply criticized Barack Obama’s miserly use of the presidential clemency process, which has only released 95 federal prisoners who were serving “absurdly long” prison sentences. Oscar López Rivera was not among the 95, but after 34 years, he certainly should have been. Instead, on Jan. 6, as he marks his 73rd birthday in the Terre Haute, Ind., Federal Penitentiary, millions of people will redouble their campaigns to free him. That President Obama has chosen to ignore López to this point is an example of the special punishment meted out to men and women of uncompromising principle and conscience. López was convicted of “seditious conspiracy” along with other Fuerza Armadas de Liberación Nacional members. But it was his political beliefs, his lifelong commitment to Puerto Rican independence and self-determination for the Puerto Rican people, that were unforgivable to the profiteering U.S. bankers and bosses and their courts. Now his comrades have been freed and returned home. It is past time for López, too. All of Puerto Rico — from the independence movement to the proponents of U.S. statehood and commonwealth, to the youth and students fighting for education, to the Puerto Rican workers fighting pension cuts and austerity — demands freedom for López. The support is so strong that the governor of Puerto Rico officially visited López in prison. And in the Puerto Rican diaspora, in the schools and community organizations that López and his brother helped to lead in Chicago, in New York City, where the City Council endorsed a resolution to free him, the voices are loud and united for López’s freedom. Since 1898, when the U.S. defeated Spain and occupied Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Philippines in its imperial expansion beyond the North American continent, the struggle for self-determination and independence against colonialism has been irrepressible. In Cuba, liberated territory has been won. The struggle continues in Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Free Oscar López Rivera and all political prisoners! Free Puerto Rico!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Buffalo, N.Y., labor support for Puerto Rico

first_imgMembers of the Puerto Rico Hurricane María Relief Fund Committee were at a Feb. 3, Buffalo, N.Y., rally which called on the federal government to provide vital support for Puerto Rico. The island is suffering in the aftermath of the hurricane and at the hands of predatory banks. The rally was called by the Western N.Y. Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO and held at the Puerto Rican community’s Belle Center.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

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Anger at harassment of Palestinian journalists at Israel checkpoints

first_img Reporters Without Borders today condemned abusive behaviour by Israeli security agents towards Palestinian journalists moving around the Territories or returning from visits abroad.The worldwide press freedom organisation said it had recorded five incidents of wrongful arrest in the past ten days. One journalist is still being held, while another needed hospital treatment after being subjected to brutality and humiliation at an Israeli checkpoint by members of Shin Bet (Israeli internal security service).Mohammed Omer (logo), aged 24, was stopped by Shin Bet agents on 26 June after crossing on the Allenby Bridge, one of the borders posts between Israel and Jordan. He told Reporters Without Borders that he was forced to strip naked and to undergo a humiliating body search. He was questioned him for several hours about his trips to Europe. “I was hit in the face and the chest until I lost consciousness. I was then taken to a hospital in Ramallah before being able to come back to Gaza two hours later with the help of Dutch diplomats”, said the journalist, who was left with broken ribs and bruises to the body.The journalist works for several foreign publications and was returning from a work visit to Europe where on 16 June he was awarded the Martha Gelhorn prize in London. On his return he had to wait several days in Jordan for permission to return to his home town of Rafah in the Gaza Strip.“The behaviour of Israeli security services towards Mohammed Omer is unacceptable. The journalist obeyed every one of the Shin Bet agents’ orders. But despite that they had no hesitation in using violence against him and humiliating him.”“We urge the Israeli authorities to accept their responsibility for this abuse, because this type of harassment is never punished”, Reporters Without Borders said.The organisation also called for the release of Fouad Farukh a film editor with the Palestinian news agency Ramattan News, held without charge by Israeli police for more than one week.He was with a group of four journalists and technicians working for the agency who were arrested at the Zaatara crossing near Nablus on the West Bank as they were heading to Nablus in a vehicle marked TV. The soundman Nubul Nabil and journalist Mohammed Marbu were released after six hours in custody while cameraman Rami Jahajha was only freed on 29 June. The four men had wrongly been accused of throwing stones at an Israeli settler, an allegation they immediately denied while they were held at the Ben Yamin police post, to which they were taken with their feet and wrists bound. July 1, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Anger at harassment of Palestinian journalists at Israel checkpoints News News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Israel News to go further IsraelMiddle East – North Africa June 3, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News Help by sharing this information May 16, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned abusive behaviour by Israeli security agents towards Palestinian journalists moving around the Territories or returning from visits abroad. The worldwide press freedom organisation said it had recorded five incidents of wrongful arrest in the past ten days. One journalist is still being held, while another needed hospital treatment after being subjected to brutality and humiliation Organisation WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimeslast_img read more

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Pasadena Homeless Count Drops Sharply

first_imgGovernment Pasadena Homeless Count Drops Sharply Pasadena’s declines in homelessness in recent years are in sharp contrast to the County’s increases By RON ROKHY with DAVID CROSS | Graphics by the PASADENA PARTNERSHIP TO END HOMELESSNESS Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 1:59 pm Community News A Pasadena Commission heard Wednesday that the number of homeless in Pasadena dropped by 16 percent to 530 in 2016, down 56 percent from the all-time high of 1,216 in 2011.According to the report, the biggest subgroups found and surveyed are chronically homeless individuals (225), people with mental health problems (149) and people with chronic health conditions (154).The survey was the result of a collaborative effort between the Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness, Urban Initiatives and the City of Pasadena’s Housing Department. The results of the 2016 Homeless Count Survey were presented as an informational item to the Human Service Commission.By contrast, the total estimated number of homeless people in Los Angeles County grew 5.7 percent in the same time frame, according to a just-released report.Pasadena’s report breaks down the homeless population into two categories — sheltered and unsheltered. Those counted as “homeless” include people living in places not meant for human habitation and those residing in shelters.Among the findings was a 14 percent increase in the number of chronically homeless individuals.Ann Lansing, a Project Planner for Pasadena Housing Department, said that chronically homeless people may recover from homelessness only to find themselves in the same situation later.“In the Pasadena Continuum of Care, eight percent of the persons who exit homelessness return within two years,” Lansing said. “Those persons may be considered chronic once they return to homelessness, depending on how many times the person had been homeless prior to getting housed.”Sofia Herrera, spokesperson for the Urban Initiative, a nonprofit organization that helped coordinate and conduct the survey, said that Pasadena is one of the first cities to manage an accurate homeless count after realizing the United States government wasn’t doing a good job of it via the census.“In Pasadena, we have been doing this since 1992. We were one of the first jurisdictions in the nation to be conducting a homeless count,” Herrera said. “Pasadena has been very consistent in the last 20 years in conducting a homeless count. The methodology is probably one of the most consistent in the United States in terms of keeping accurate numbers.”Herrera said that chronically homeless people make up the biggest portion because those who have stayed out on the streets the longest are the hardest to get off the streets — but their numbers are slowly decreasing overall despite an uptick in 2016.“Those who are chronically homeless make up a higher percentage of those who are in shelters,” she said. “We have been very good at decreasing their numbers.”According to the report, the methodology of the survey involved sending about 130 volunteers into 16 city zones to count homeless people and categorize them by gender, race, age, the state they were born into and the first initial of their first and last names.Broken down by ethnicity, the report found that homeless persons in Pasadena were comprised of 26 percent Latino, 40 percent African-American, 53 percent White and 1 percent Asian.To count the population in more dangerous places such as alleys, freeways and freeway embankments, police are used even though volunteers are put through a safety orientation, according to Herrera.“Safety comes first. We don’t want to send the average person in those areas,” Herrera said. “We send a team within the Pasadena Police Department that is very active in the count. It is very natural for them to go out to the outlying areas where we don’t want to send volunteers.”Though Pasadena’s overall homeless population decreased from 2015 to 2016, the number of unaccompanied children has remained relatively unchanged compared to last year’s count of four, according to the report.“Some of the reasons that could make a youth homeless are running away from home due to a history of trauma in their family or they could have been abandoned,” Herrera said. “We need to react properly if we find a youth on the street because we want to make sure they aren’t being abused by human traffickers.” Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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