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Bally’s makes bid to acquire World Poker Tour owner Allied Esports

first_img Topics: Casino & games Strategy M&A Tags: Bally’s Corporation Allied Esports World Poker Tour Bally’s makes bid to acquire World Poker Tour owner Allied Esports Rad the full story on iGB North America Email Address Allied had previously agreed to sell its poker-related business, including the World Poker Tour, for $78.3m to Element Partners. Under the Bally’s deal, Allied would terminate the Element deal. Allied Esports Entertainment has revealed that Bally’s has submitted a proposal to acquire the business for $100m in cash, stock or both, in a deal that would terminate the deal agreed in January to sell Allied’s poker business. “There can be no assurance that the Company will enter into a definitive agreement with Bally’s or consummate any transaction with Bally’s,” it said.center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Allied said that its board of directors will “evaluate Bally’s proposal in due course”. Regions: US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 5th March 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle M&Alast_img read more

Football Delhi honours Chhetri with Football Ratna

first_img La Liga: Barcelona sign Netherlands forward Memphis Depay from Lyon ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper By Kunal Dhyani – February 16, 2019 Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Football Football Facebook Twitter Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Like24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoSunil Chhetri, who was conferred the Padma Shri on the Republic Day this year, stressed the need to continue focus on developing talent in India.“I am honoured by the kind gesture of Football Delhi and recognizing me with the Football Ratna award. My support will always be there for the development of football in Delhi and I am sure the current management is working hard to develop football in Delhi and make Delhi a model football State in India. My best wishes to everyone associated with football in Delhi,” Chhetri said.Also Read: Sunil Chhetri does it better than Ronaldo and Messi!Speaking at the occasion, Shaji Prabhakaran, President Football Delhi said, “We at Football Delhi are inspired by the spectacular achievements of Sunil Chhetri. His professionalism, dedication, discipline and passion, on and off the field, is an example not only for the Indian football fraternity but also for every Indian to dream big and achieve something spectacular in life. It is a great honour for us to confer first ever Football Ratna to Sunil Chhetri and we express our gratitude and thanks to Sunil for his time and inspiration to develop football in Delhi”.On this occasion Football Delhi also honoured Shubham Sarangi, youth player from Delhi who is currently the player of Delhi Dynamos squad for ISL. Shubham was part of AIFF Youth Academy since the age of 12 years and represented India in U14 and U17 youth national teams.Also Read: Chhetri only behind Ronaldo in top 5 active international goal scorerSunil Chhetri’s 100th match to attract record stadium attendance? WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Latest Sports News Football Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Previous articleTribute to Pulwama Martyrs: Kohli postpones Indian Sports HonoursNext articleIPL Moneyball: Rohit Sharma’s commercial and performance scorecard Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football TAGSFootball IndiaFootball Ratna AwardJLN stadiumSports AwardsSunil Chhetri SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race Football FootballLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSportstars Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Football Delhi honours Chhetri with Football Ratna Latest Sports News Cricket Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive India’s national football captain Sunil Chhetri has been conferred the first ever Football Ratna honour by Football Delhi. The governing body for football in the Capital conferred the honour on India’s leading international goal scorer at a glittering ceremony at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.Football Delhi president  Shaji Prabhakaran, himself a former footballer of repute, presented the Delhi boy with the award. Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live updatelast_img read more

Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgVivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileVivo Energy Mauritius Limited is a subsidiary of Vivo Energy Mauritius Holdings B.V. and offers liquefied petroleum gas in various cylinder sizes and bulk for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, supplies transport and industrial fuels, lubricants and greases to business-to-business customers. In addition, the company provides a range of lubricants for the automotive, marine, and industrial applications as well as markets aviation jet fuel, provides marine fuel oil, marine gasoil, and shell lubricants. Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Tamir Rice protests denounce nonindictment of killer cops

first_imgProtests were held around the country to demand justice for Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old Black child killed by cops in Cleveland, in response to the long-expected grand jury decision, finally announced on Dec. 28, not to indict the police officers who killed him. After 13 months of stalling, word went out at 1:40 p.m. on Dec. 28 that Prosecutor Timothy McGinty would announce the grand jury’s decision at 2 p.m. that same day. Knowing that McGinty had done everything he could to make sure that no charges would be filed against officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, the angry response by activists in Cleveland was immediate. By 4 p.m., people had started gathering at the Cudell Recreation Center playground, where Rice was gunned down on Nov. 22, 2014, for the crime of “playing while Black.”Protesters chanted and marched on the streets of Cleveland, shutting down traffic in all directions on a day with the worst weather of the month. Nothing was going to stop the anti-racist fighters, who traveled more than 3 miles in icy rain to the First District Police Station, the murderous cops’ precinct. The next day, more than 200 demonstrators gathered at the downtown Cleveland “Justice Center” — aka police headquarters — and again took to the streets. Demanding the resignation of racist Prosecutor McGinty, they avoided police roadblocks and sat in at intersections. When protesters attempted to enter the entrance ramp to the Interstate 90/Interstate 71 Innerbelt Bridge, police started to march in military formation, blasting sirens and threatening arrests. A strategic decision was made by those present to avoid arrest that night but to continue marching and blocking streets around Cleveland’s casino. Militant downtown protests continued on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31 in Cleveland, and on Jan. 1, almost 300 people gathered on the city’s West Side to go to the home of Prosecutor McGinty. A die-in was held on the sidewalk with folks lying down for four minutes — the amount of time Rice lay bleeding as the cops stood around, figuring out how to twist their story. The march and die-in were led by Rice’s family members, whose main demands are the immediate termination of Officers Loehmann and Garmback, a federal Department of Justice investigation of McGinty and his removal as Cuyahoga County prosecutor, and a DOJ investigation into Rice’s shooting and murder. Black Lives Matter Cleveland, Black on Black Crime Inc., the Black Man Army, the Greater Cleveland Civil and Human Rights Network, the Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, the Ohio Student Association, Showing Up for Racial Justice Northeast Ohio Chapter and the Tamir Rice Justice Committee were all part of this powerful action. As stressed by Black Lives Matter Cleveland organizers, Cleveland won’t rest until there is justice for Rice. They are prepared to take their demands to the Republican National Convention, to be held in Cleveland July 18-21, and beyond. Coast-to-coast responseThe Dec. 28 nonindictment of Rice’s killers in the Cleveland police department was met with an immediate wave of anger and protest in cities and areas around the United States. Some of these protests are described below.In New York City, anti-racist activists took to the streets that very day, gathering at Washington Square Park in Manhattan, and then marching to and over the Brooklyn Bridge. Two days later, the Dec. 21 nonindictment of Sandra Bland’s killers in Texas was protested at a two-hour vigil in New York’s Union Square. The rapid response to the Rice decision came from an ad hoc coalition formed by members of the city’s movement against racist police killings. Months ago, Black Lives Matter NYC, the People’s Power Assembly, NYC Shutitdown and Millions March NYC had agreed on a protest time and place. After going over the bridge, the marchers took over busy Brooklyn stores like Target, crowding the escalators and shaking the building with chants.A rally of about 200 was held Jan. 2 at Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland, Calif. “Bay Area Rises Up for Tamir” was the title of this action, called by Black Lives Matter Bay Area and the Last 3 Percent Coalition in solidarity with Tamir Rice’s family. Mama Ayanna Mashama opened the rally with libations. Other speakers included Adam Jordan Wills, from the Anti Police-Terror Project and Ada Henderson, the mother of Richard Perkins Jr., who was killed by the Oakland Police Department on Nov. 20, allegedly holding a pellet gun. The Baltimore People’s Power Assembly called for an emergency protest in response to the Tamir Rice and Sandra Bland nonindictments. With one day’s notice, close to 100 protesters took to the streets Dec. 29.Activists gathered at the intersection of 33rd Street and Greenmount Avenue in Baltimore’s working-class Eastside. They rallied and gathered supporters from the community who joined the march to North Avenue, where the group took over the streets before being surrounded by police.Despite the heavy police presence, the PPA held an impromptu people’s assembly in the middle of the intersection. Community residents and PPA members spoke out at the microphone about current police abuse, joblessness and oppression in Baltimore.The group ended with the Assata Shakur chant [“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”] and marched back to the original gathering point. Syracuse, N.Y., activists demanded justice for Rice on Dec. 30 by rallying downtown in the shadow of the Chase Bank building. Protesters held up giant letters that spelled out Rice’s name. Curbside speakers included a white former law enforcement employee who said he had quit that system and stated unequivocally, “We are living in a white supremacy world.” The rally was initiated by the Syracuse Community Choir and the Syracuse Peace Council, with participation by the Syracuse chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Council, Central New York Veterans for Peace, the Palestine Solidarity Collective and others.After holding a rally in downtown Detroit on Dec. 29, a group from Black Lives Matter Detroit drove to Cleveland to join the protest there. Called out by the Buffalo Anti Racism Coalition, a crowd gathered in downtown Buffalo, N.Y., at the U.S. Attorney’s office on Dec. 30. Ellie Dorritie, Martha Grevatt, Tony Murphy, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Susan Schnur and the WW Baltimore Bureau contributed to this articlePhotos: Durham, N.C., Kevin Smith; Detroit, Martha Grevatt; Cleveland, Susan Schnur; Buffalo, N.Y., Ivy Yapelli; Baltimore, Sharon Black; Syracuse, N.Y., Minnie Bruce Pratt; Durham, N.C., Patrick Snipes. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mission Statement by International Organisations

first_img News Twelve international press freedom organisations have condemned a serious deterioration in the state of press freedom in Nepal since King Gyandendra’s (photo) 1st February 2005 coup, after making a week-long investigative visit to the kingdom. At a press conference held in the capital Kathmandu, they called in particular for the lifting of a ban on news programmes on FM radio. NepalAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information July 19, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mission Statement by International Organisations News 16 July 2005From 10 to 16 July 2005, twelve international organisations, including UN agencies, global media associations, freedom of expression advocates and media development organisations, undertook a mission to Nepal concerning freedom of expression and press freedom. These twelve organisations met with persons and institutions with a broad spectrum of opinion on the current media and freedom of expression situation in the country. In specific, these meetings included Government Ministers, senior officers of the Royal Nepal Army, civil society representatives and a cross-section of the media community in the Kathmandu Valley. In addition, the mission team visited Butwal, Biratnagar, Nepalgunj and Mahendranagar and met with local media and civil authorities from these regions. The organisations also participated in a conference with national media practitioners on press freedom and press freedom in Kathmandu on 15 July.During the mission, the international organisations strengthened dialogue and relations with the media and freedom of expression community in Nepal, and highlighted grave concerns with national authorities over the situation for media and freedom of expression in the country. The mission stressed the crucial importance of press freedom, freedom of expression, freedom of association, and the right to be free of persecution in any situation as fundamental components of democratic society and a driver of development and poverty eradication. In that spirit, the mission acknowledged the importance of accuracy in media reporting.Based on the findings of the mission, the international organisations wish to make the following observations and recommendations in relation to guaranteeing and promoting press freedom and freedom of expression:General Observations and RecommendationsWe, the international organisations, wish to:1. Highlight the invaluable contribution that the media in Nepal has made during the past decade and a half as an integral part in upholding and promoting democracy, peace, development and good governance, as well as contributing to the eradication of poverty;2. Express grave concern that since 1 February the press freedom and freedom of expression situation in the country has significantly deteriorated, despite the lifting of the State of Emergency in April;3. Praise the national media community for its dynamism in defending press freedom and freedom of expression and note that the national media community are taking active steps in an attempt to address a number of the press freedom and freedom of expression concerns outlined in this statement; 4. State our awareness that all combatants in the conflict have been responsible for abusing and contravening press freedom and freedom of expression;5. Recognise that the district media, including both broadcast and print media, work under particularly difficult conditions as described in the observations and recommendations below;Observations and Recommendations addressed to the Royal Palace and National GovernmentWe, the international organisations, wish to: NepalAsia – Pacific Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage International Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression Mission to Nepal Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression 6. Request assurances that freedom of expression and press freedom are respected throughout Nepal with particular emphasis on the district media and correspondents of national media in the districts; 7. Welcome the assurances given to the international organisations by the Vice-Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Mr. Kirti Nidhi Bista, and the Minister of Information, Mr. Tanka Dhakal, that all articles of the Constitution are in force, and request that a formal public statement be made that clearly and unambiguously reaffirms this;Harassment, Detentions and Disappearances8. Express grave concerns about killings, attacks, disappearances, intimidation, harassment, detention and displacement of media practitioners and freedom of expression advocates, and demand that all such incidents cease immediately;9. Clearly reiterate that media practitioners are protected under national and international law and agreements and that those who violate these must be held accountable and prosecuted;10. Demand that all detained media practitioners and others imprisoned for the free expression of their opinions be released and that anti-terrorism legislation not be used or abused to curb freedom of expression and press freedom; 11. Demand that substantive steps be undertaken to discover the whereabouts of all ‘disappeared’ media practitioners and freedom of expression advocates;12. Welcome the assurances given to the international organisations by the Minister of Information, Mr. Tanka Dhakal, that the cases of three detained media practitioners (namely Binod Dahal and Bhaikaji Ghimire held in Nakku prison and Maheshwor Pahari held in Kaski prison) would be looked into, with the strong request that this be done with the serious intention of securing their release;Media and Legislative Environment13. Highlight the importance of preserving and respecting a media environment based on international norms and standards as enshrined in the 1990 Constitution and other legislation, with particular reference to the restoration of civil liberties and fundamental rights after the lifting of the State of Emergency in April 2005;14. Strongly urge the national authorities to refrain from introducing any new media ordinance, decision or ruling which would alter or override existing media-related legislation, including Supreme Court decisions, with a particular reference to civil and criminal defamation and licensing regulations;15. Express grave concern over the lack of transparency by the national authorities in dealing with media and freedom of expression and request that all media-related issues be dealt with in a transparent and accountable manner;FM and Community Radio16. Recognize that FM and community radio in Nepal is a respected leader in the global radio community, and that it can significantly contribute to promote development, awareness, peace and stability;17. Clearly note the fact that FM and community radio stations in many countries around the world do indeed broadcast news and that radio stations in Nepal should not be prevented from broadcasting news in compliance with the Constitution, Supreme Court decisions and national legislation guaranteeing press freedom and freedom of expression;18. Express concern that in banning and inhibiting news, the authorities are depriving the population of free access to information, threatening the financial viability of media as well as causing large-scale unemployment and declining incomes for media practitioners, particularly amongst the district media and FM and community radio stations;Direct and Indirect Censorship19. Clearly state that all direct and indirect forms of censorship on the media must cease, with particular reference to interference in editorial independence, the prejudiced allocation of state advertising, pressure on commercial entities not to advertise with particular media, increases in postage costs for print media, disruption of print media distribution and the threat of non-renewal of broadcast licenses. In addition, the national authorities should not impose ‘coercive measures’, such as firing particular editors and journalists, on media institutions as a condition to continue to operate;Observations and Recommendations addressed to the Royal Nepal Army and PoliceWe, the international organisations, wish to:Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression20. Express concern over the lack of transparency of the security forces in their role, intentions and dealings with the media and media-related issues;21. Request assurances that the security forces respect freedom of expression and press freedom across the entire country, with a particular emphasis on the media in the districts outside of Kathmandu; Harassment, Detentions and Disappearances 22. Express grave concerns about killings, attacks, disappearances, intimidation, harassment, detention and displacement of media practitioners and freedom of expression advocates, and demand that all such incidents cease immediately;23. Highlight particular concerns about the treatment of female media practitioners, with an emphasis on molestation, verbal and physical humiliation, and all other forms of intimidation and harassment;24. Demand independent investigations are carried out into armed ‘vigilante groups’ that perpetrate attacks against freedom of expression advocates, media practitioners and media facilities, as well as all human rights violations and criminal acts, and that such individuals and groups be held accountable and prosecuted for any such actions;Direct and Indirect Censorship25. Clearly state that all direct and indirect forms of censorship on the media should cease, with particular reference to interference in editorial independence and ‘coercive measures’ being imposed on media institutions as a condition to continue to operate;26. Strongly state that independence of media must e respected and that media must not be forced or coerced to carry any specific messages or content, and that media facilities and infrastructure must not be shut down, damaged or removed;Observations and Recommendations addressed to the Communist Party of Nepal (the Maoists)We, the international organisations, wish to:Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression27. Demand that freedom of expression and press freedom and pluralism are respected;Harassment, Detentions and Disappearances28. Clearly state that media practitioners and freedom of expression advocates are protected under international law and agreements, and that those who violate these laws and agreements must be held accountable;29. Express grave concerns about killings, attacks, abductions, disappearances, intimidation, harassment, detention and displacement of media practitioners and freedom of expression advocates, and demand that all such incidents cease immediately; Direct and Indirect Censorship30. Strongly state that all media, with particular reference to district broadcast and print media, should not be obstructed or prevented in any way to disseminate news and information, and that media should not be forced or coerced to carry any specific messages or content;31. Strongly state that media facilities and infrastructure must not be damaged, shut down or removed;Observations and Recommendations addressed to the National Media CommunityWe, the international organisations, wish to:32. Encourage the media community to continue to work with the dedication and solidarity shown to date in defending press freedom and freedom of expression;33. Encourage all editors and media owners to support and protect media practitioners in undertaking their work, and remain mindful of the impact amendments to original copy can have on the safety of district reporters;Observations and Recommendations addressed to the International CommunityWe, the international organisations, wish to:34. Reaffirm the importance that the international community continue to address press freedom and freedom of expression in Nepal and seek to further such rights with the national authorities at all given opportunities and through supporting substantive activities on the ground;35. Welcome moves by foreign governments to make the provision of lethal military assistance contingent on adherence to human rights, including press freedom and freedom of expression; Organisation center_img Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on Nepal RSF_en Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill News News May 29, 2019 Find out more The international organisations will soon produce a mission report providing further substance and detail relating to the observations and recommendations outlined above.The international organisations will continue to work with the national partners to monitor, document and make known internationally all violations of press freedom and freedom of expression, as well as work with and assist monitoring mechanisms covering press freedom and freedom of expression established in the country.The twelve international organisations participating in the mission included:UNESCO, World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters – AMARC, ARTICLE 19, Committee to Protect Journalists, International Federation of Journalists, International Media Support, International Press Institute, Press Institute of India, Reporters sans Frontières, South Asian Free Media Association, World Association of Newspapers, and the World Press Freedom Committee June 8, 2020 Find out more May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

March for Minimum Wage Increase in Pasadena Set for Saturday, November 14

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Community News Community News March for Minimum Wage Increase in Pasadena Set for Saturday, November 14 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 5:41 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes (Editor’s note: This story originally stated this march is to occur on November 7. That is not correct. The actual date will be November 14. )A coalition of Pasadena-based organizations is leading a march Saturday, November 7 to support the adoption of a $15 minimum wage ordinance for the city.The march, coupled with a concert, follows a new poll that the organizations say shows that 74 percent of local voters are in favor of a higher minimum wage ordinance.Several Pasadena City Councilmembers have also expressed their willingness to support such a measure.Allison Mannos, Communications Specialist for the Los Angeles Alliance for A New Economy (LAANE), said they expect hundreds of workers and community members to show up for the march that is set to start at the Pasadena Community Job Center at 500 North Lake Avenue and end at Central Park in Old Pasadena.“The march will be stopping along the Lake and Colorado corridors to highlight Pasadena workers’ stories at low wage job sites, including construction and fast food,” Mannos said.Members of Pasadena organizations including the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON) local chapter, Pasadenans for a Livable Wage and Raise the Wage Coalition have committed to join the march, Mannos added.The march is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Subscribe 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

13 people shot at Chicago memorial party for man killed by gun violence, police say

first_imgWLS(CHICAGO) —  Thirteen people were wounded, including a 16-year-old boy, when gunfire broke out early Sunday at a memorial party in Chicago for a man who was shot to death earlier this year, police said.“It’s a terrible tragedy and, frankly, an incredible act of cowardice,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said during a news conference outside the Univerity of Chicago Medical Center, where she visited victims and their families.The shooting came just three days before Christmas on what has been another violent weekend in Chicago in which a total of 35 people were shot in a multitude of incidents across the city, authorities said.“We can’t normalize this kind of behavior and tragedy in our city,” Lightfoot said.People attending the gathering at a house on the city’s South Side fled the gunfire inside only to be shot when they got outside, said Fred Waller, chief of bureau patrol for the Chicago Police Department.“Looks like they were just shooting randomly at people as they exited the party,” Waller said.Video taken from security cameras showed terrified partygoers bolting from the home only to face more gunfire on the street.At least two men were seen on cameras unleashing a barrage of gunfire outside the event.“One of the people we believe exited that residence … began to fire at people as they left the residence,” Waller said.One of the gunmen was seen on video opening fire on a vehicle that was passing the house just as panicked partygoers were spilling onto the street, he said.Investigators were combing over three different shooting scenes, one inside and two outside the house in the Englewood neighborhood, according to Waller.Many of those attending the party were women and young people, some who had come from out of state, Lightfoot said.The shooting unfolded about 12:34 a.m. when a personal dispute erupted at the house party followed by multiple gunshots, Waller said.“This party was given in the memorial of a subject that was slain in April,” he said.People attending the event told the Chicago Tribune that they were gathered to celebrate what would have been the 23rd birthday of Lonell Irvin, who police say was shot to death on April when he attempted to carjack an armed victim.The victims shot at the party ranged from age 16 to 48, Waller said. Four victims, including the teenager, were listed in critical but stable condition.Two “persons of interest” were detained for questioning, including a man who was armed with a revolver and another who was among the people shot, according to Waller, adding that the wounded man being questioned is possibly the person who initially provoked the dispute.Police were first alerted to gunfire at the house party by ShotSpotter technology, Waller said.Officers arrived within three minutes to find a “chaotic scene” and immediately began administering first aid to victims laying on the ground outside the house on South May Street.Waller said no arrests have been made and Lightfoot suggested that potential witnesses were not cooperating due to fear of retaliation.“People in that house know what happened and we’ve urged them to overcome their fears and come forward with information so that the police can do their job in tracking down the people who were responsible,” Lightfoot said.Lightfoot said the police department is boosting patrols in troubled neighborhoods of the city due to escalating gun violence over the weekend.The mayor had a warning for anyone suspected of using guns to settle disputes: “We’re coming for you,” she said. “We’re not going to tolerate this.”She described victims wounded in the mass shooting at the house party as being in tremendous physical and emotional pain.“One of the victims specifically said to me, ‘I just want to know who did this. I want to make sure they are brought to justice,’” Lightfoot said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Independent autopsy finds George Floyd died of asphyxia

iStock/ThamKCBy: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — An independent autopsy ordered by George Floyd’s family found his death was a “homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain,” according to early findings from the examination released Monday.Floyd was apprehended by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last Monday, and one of the officers pinned his knee to Floyd’s neck, as he called out that he couldn’t breathe.The independent examiners found that weight on the back, handcuffs and positioning were contributory factors because they impaired the ability of Floyd’s diaphragm to function. The report concluded that Floyd, 46, died at the scene.“The ambulance was the hearse,” Ben Crump, an attorney for Floyd’s family, said at a news conference announcing the findings.However, the Hennepin Medical Examiner’s office found no evidence of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation in its initial findings of its autopsy, according to the criminal complaint issued against the officer charged in Floyd’s death last Friday.Dr. Michael Baden and the University of Michigan Medical School’s director of autopsy and forensic services, Dr. Allecia Wilson handled the newly announced independent examination.Baden, who was New York’s medical examiner in 1978 and 1979, had previously performed independent autopsies on Eric Garner, who was killed by a police officer in Staten Island, New York, in 2014 and Michael Brown, who was shot by officers in Ferguson, Missouri, that same year.Baden said Floyd was in good health before his death and said the video of his death showed the compression of his neck and back very clearly.“When he said ‘I can’t breathe,’ unfortunately, many police are under impression that if you can talk that means you’re breathing. That is not true,” he said during the news conference.Wilson said toxicology reports and other examinations are still ongoing and acknowledged that since they conducted a second autopsy, as the medical examiner had done one previously, they did not have access to Floyd’s tissue samples in their original state.“We feel those items will not change or alter the cause of death with mechanical asphyxia,” she said.Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, identified as the officer who put his knee to Floyd’s neck, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Floyd was heard saying “I can’t breathe,” while the officer had him pinned for nearly nine minutes, according to the criminal complaint.Three other officers who were involved in the arrest have been fired but haven’t been charged as of Monday afternoon.The criminal complaint said the official examination of Floyd’s body by the medical examiner is still ongoing, but prosecutors provided some information about this death. This is separate from the independent autopsy requested by Floyd’s family.The medical examiner’s initial findings were that Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease, the complaint said. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. read more

Lemur stolen from San Francisco Zoo found near church playground

first_imgMfotophile/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(SAN FRANCISCO) — Authorities in San Francisco have found the ring-tailed lemur named Maki who was stolen from the city’s zoo.The San Francisco Zoo announced that Maki was discovered missing from the Lipman Family Lemur Forest Wednesday morning. On Thursday night, authorities said the animal had been found near a church playground.“The lemur was successfully captured and positively identified as Maki,” San Francisco Police said in a statement Thursday. “Maki was determined to be in good health and transported back to the San Francisco Zoo.”Police said officers arrived at the zoo Wednesday morning and discovered there was a forced entry to the animal enclosure where Maki was housed.The 21-year-old male lemur was described as “highly endangered” because it required special care.Almost a third of lemurs are critically endangered, the International Union for Conservation of Nature announced in July. There are only eight remaining known populations around the world that have more than 100 ring-tailed lemurs.This morning, our 21-year-old male ring-tailed lemur, Maki, was discovered missing from the Lipman Family Lemur Forest. @SFPD is assisting with the recovery of this highly endangered animal. If the public has information, please call SFPD’s 24 Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444. pic.twitter.com/vqb9pRg0VX— San Francisco Zoo (@sfzoo) October 14, 2020 Police spent Wednesday collecting evidence at the zoo, ABC San Francisco station KGO-TV reported.The zoo announced a $2,100 reward Thursday for information leading to his recovery.“I just couldn’t believe it,” Barry Lipman, a former San Francisco Zoo board member, told KGO. “Why would anyone want a lemur?”Lemurs are not easy to care for, added Lipman, who provides funding for the Lipman Family Lemur Forest.Maki was last seen in his enclosure Tuesday night, investigators said. It’s unclear whether a suspect has been identified.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Briefing

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article BriefingOn 1 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today A round-up of news from the professional journalsStalked nurses can help research Nurses who have been stalked or pestered at work have been asked to helpresearchers at the University of Sheffield, the Royal College of Nursing andRutgers University in New Jersey in the US to ascertain the scale of theproblem. If you would like to take part in the research, call Russell Ashmoreon 0114 222 9959 or e-mail [email protected] Nursing Standard 16.3.04 Purine-rich foods cause gout New research shows a high intake of purine-rich meat (particularly redmeats) and seafood significantly increases the risk of developing gout. Thestudy, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, also found a highintake of dairy products, particularly low-fat dairy items, is an extremelygood safeguard. N Engl J Med 350 (11) 1093-10103 Nursing Times, 11.3.04 Blinded by smoke Health professionals should do more to raise awareness that smoking cancause blindness, according to researchers. Smokers are up to four times morelikely to become blind in later life as a result of age-related maculardegeneration (AMD) than non-smokers, but are largely unaware of this risk, saidthe study in the British Medical Journal, which argued that a sustained publichealth campaign was needed. BMJ 328 (7439) 537-538 Nursing Times 5.3.04 last_img read more