News April 20, 2016 Ever tighter grip on media in Russia, despite small rise in Index Harassment of independent media outlets continues to increase in Russia although it has risen four places to be ranked 148th out of 180 countries in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index published today by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). RSF_en News to go further News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Russia Russia’s rise is due to the worldwide decline in respect for media freedom. The Russian authorities have in fact stepped up their pressure on independent journalism. This is confirmed by the deterioration in Russia’s country score, which rates the level of media freedom violations and which is an absolute measure, unlike the country ranking, which can be affected by developments in other countries.Ever since a major wave of protests in 2011 and 2012, President Vladimir Putin has been clamping down on civil society and restricting the space for debate. And he has been tightening his grip even more as a result of the Ukrainian crisis, international sanctions against Russia and the economic crisis.The Duma (parliament) has been adopting draconian laws at such a furious pace in recent years that it has been dubbed the “mad printing press.” The space for freedom of expression is shrinking while drastic curbs on foreign investment in news organizations have undermined the independence of certain leading media outlets.While the leading TV channels continue to inundate viewers with propaganda, the climate has become very oppressive for those who question the new patriotic and neo-conservative discourse. A witchhunt is being waged against independent media, which are increasingly branded as a “fifth column” seeking to destabilize the country.Dozhd TV, the only independent national TV channel, is again available on certain satellite and cable services but is still subject to many forms of harassment while the leading media defence NGOs have been declared “foreign agents.”Relatively unrestricted until recently, the Internet is now being reined in. The list of blocked websites, created in 2012, keeps on getting longer. Influential bloggers are now required to register under their real names and to comply with requirements similar to those imposed on the media.Countless social network users have been arrested just for “liking” or posting links to comments regarded as extremist, while the authorities are currently filling the remaining gaps in the SORM Internet surveillance system, said to be as effective as anything used by the NSA.The increasingly oppressive climate at the national level has encouraged powerful provincial officials far from Moscow to deal more firmly with their media critics. The closure of the Siberian independent television station TV2 and the persecution of opposition bloggers in Rostov-on-Don and Izhevsk are just some of the recent examples, while the Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov skilfully maintains a climate of terror in his republic.The enduring features of the situation in Russia include the impunity enjoyed by those responsible for violence, including sometimes deadly violence, against journalists. But they also include the stubborn resistance of many journalists – both Glasnost veterans and Twitter generation members – who keep finding new ways to report the news. Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Organisation May 21, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia Freedom of expression RussiaEurope – Central Asia Freedom of expression Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News Receive email alerts May 5, 2021 Find out more
Nouadhibou, Mauritania / SEYLLOU / AFP April 22, 2016 Mauritania : RSF urges supreme court to overturn blogger’s death sentence News to go further Under Mauritanian law, this 31-year-old non-professional journalist has the right to request the supreme court’s clemency on the grounds of repentance. “We are dismayed by the Nouadhibou appeal court’s decision to confirm this young blogger’s death sentence,” said Constance Desloire of RSF’s Africa desk. “Mkhaïtir’s life must at all costs be spared. We urge the supreme court to take account of the sincerity of the regret he has been expressing since the day he was jailed in January 2014.” Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed MkhaïtirArticle 306 of Mauritania’s criminal code says: “Any Muslim guilty of the crime of apostasy will be sentenced to death unless he first repents (…) If he repents before the sentence is carried out, the prosecution will refer the case to the supreme court with a view to restoration of all his rights.” Mkhaïtir has repeatedly expressed regret ever since his arrest in connection with an article on the Aqlame website in which he criticized the manipulation of religion by those who want to maintain the caste system. The court said the article contained “flippant comments about the Prophet” but Mkhaïtir has always denied wanting to attack Islam. Mkhaïtir is the first person to be sentenced to death for apostasy in Mauritania since independence in 1960. An Islamic republic since 1991, Mauritania is ranked 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Mauritania Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release RSF_en Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post MauritaniaAfrica ImprisonedFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet May 20, 2021 Find out more Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world MauritaniaAfrica ImprisonedFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet Receive email alerts News News July 6, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Mauritania’s supreme court to overturn the death sentence that was imposed on the blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed Mkhaïtir in December 2014 on a charge of apostasy. The sentence was upheld on appeal yesterday. March 13, 2020 Find out more
Thomas Safran & Associates (TSA) provided a “Big Give” for Hillsides in the fall of 2014 that included raising more than $96,000 for Hillsides. TSA will be honored in Washington, D.C. on April 28 by Child Welfare League of America during its national conference.Thomas Safran & Associates (TSA), which arranged a “Big Give” for Hillsides that raised almost $100,000 for the agency, has been awarded the Corporate Advocate of the Year award by Child Welfare League of America (CWLA). The award will be presented during CWLA’s national conference held in Washington, D.C. on April 27 – 29.TSA is an affordable housing developer in Los Angeles that each year provides a “Big Give” event to a selected charity. In September, 2014, TSA chose Hillsides as its designated charity. More than 150 TSA employees beautified Hillsides Pasadena campus, held a carnival for the children, and raised $96,866 for Hillsides.The CWLA Corporate Advocate of the Year designation is awarded to a for-profit business that has made a demonstrated national and local commitment to improve outcomes for children and families who are vulnerable and the organizations that serve them. Hillsides nominated TSA for the award in recognition of its fundraising and volunteer efforts toward Hillsides and other charities and for its commitment to affordable housing.“We are impressed by the generosity and philosophy of TSA, and how so many of its employees work incredibly hard to raise funds and donations for other individuals in need,” said Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. “We are thrilled that this remarkable company is gaining the recognition it deserves.”Representatives from TSA and Hillsides will be attending the CWLA conference. CWLA is the nation’s oldest and largest membership- based child welfare organization.During the conference, CWLA will also honor Rep. Renee Ellmers, Republican, 2nd District of North Carolina, as the Congressional Advocate of the Year; the Honorable Ramon Luis Rivera Cruz, Mayor of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, as CWLA National Blueprint Champion for Excellence (Community Partner); journalists Susan Ferriss and Amy Isackson as the winners of The Anna Quindlen Award for Excellence in Journalism on Behalf of Children and Families; Dr. Angelique Day of Wayne State University as CWLA National Blueprint Champion for Excellence (Individual); and the International Social Service – USA, Inc. as CWLA National Blueprint Champion for Excellence (Agency Innovator). For more information on the conference, please visit http://www.cwla.org/2015NationalConference/.TSA owns and manages more than 5,000 units of affordable housing in California. Its goal is to “enhance the world in which we live and enrich the lives of the people who reside in their buildings.” For more information on TSA, please visit http://www.tsahousing.com.Hillsides, headquartered in Pasadena, is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of children, youth, and families in need, serving clients throughout Los Angeles County, including Baldwin Park, Echo Park, Pomona, Pasadena, and South Pasadena. For more information on Hillsides, please visit www.hillsides.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Giving Back Hillsides Supporter Thomas Safran & Associates Wins Prestigious Child Welfare Award From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 5:11 pm Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe
Local News Facebook Facebook Nexa3D Expands Partnership with Henkel to Fast-Track New Class of Photoplastics for Higher Performance 3D Printing Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleIndependent evaluation validates Alight medical claim cost savingsNext articlePinterest Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results Digital AIM Web Support Twitter VENTURA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast stereolithography production 3D printers, announced today it has expanded its partnership with Henkel to immediately deliver three new performance photopolymer materials through its expanding Nexa3D channels globally. Nexa3D’s further collaboration with Henkel leverages their combined capabilities to fast-track additive manufacturing towards mass production of functional parts across multiple industries, leveraging the 20X productivity advantage of its ultrafast NXE 400 3D printer. No other manufacturing process offers as many possibilities for greater design agility, supply chain resiliency and ultrafast implementation at every phase of the product life cycle. Combining Nexa3D’s productivity with Henkel’s rapidly expanding portfolio of functional polymers makes it possible for customers to manufacture a wider range of parts such as housings, enclosures, pipes, packaging products, footwear components and production tooling for greater performance and functionality. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005572/en/xPP405-BLACK is a tough semi-rigid material with high-strength engineering plastic, delivering good impact resistance with performance similar to unfilled propylene. xPP405 boasts a modulus like polypropylene, an impressive 130% tensile elongation at failure, and excellent UV weathering stability as characterized by ASTM G154 testing. xPP405-BLACK delivers an attractive industrial black finish and is ideal for a wide variety of design, engineering and manufacturing of end use parts for piping, consumer and industrial applications, including large housings and enclosures and sheet metal forming dies. To learn more about xPP405-BLACK, check out this video and the Nexa3D materials page.xPP405-CLEAR combines clarity, toughness and impact strength with good heat deflection temperature between 50°C to 60°C. xPP405 boasts a modulus like polypropylene, an impressive 130% tensile elongation at failure, and exceptional UV weathering stability as characterized by ASTM G154 testing. xPP405-CLEAR can be finished for excellent clarity and is perfect for a wide range of design, engineering and manufacturing of end use parts including packaging, bottling, piping and see-through elements such as transparent materials for light guiding applications and micro-fluidics as well as lighting applications. To learn more about xPP405-CLEAR, check out this video and the Nexa3D materials page.xPEEK147-BLACK is a tough material with a good surface finish, and a strong dimensional stability featuring high heat deflection temperature. It is an ideal material for production tooling, molding applications and a variety of functional end use parts including automotive underhood applications. xPEEK147 exhibits higher temperature resistance of up to 230°C with very high stiffness and is shown to be thermally stable for long periods with good solvent resistance and dimensional stability. To learn more about xPEEK147-BLACK, check out this video and the Nexa3D materials page. “We are pleased to further expand our partnership with Nexa3D as Loctite’s portfolio of photo-plastic and photo-elastic materials are well-matched for the higher throughput of the NXE400 3D printer,” said Ken Kisner, Head of Innovation for 3D Printing at Henkel. “The Nexa3D team have continued to deliver robust 3D printing solutions, and together we look forward to continuing to deliver an expanded portfolio of production tools, materials, and the validated workflows that the industry requires to realize the full potential of additive production.” “We believe that our rapidly expanding collaboration with Henkel, now spanning six Loctite materials, coupled with our demonstrated 20X productivity gains achieved by our ultrafast NXE400 3D printer and up to 85% lower total cost of ownership, delivers higher productivity, better extended life functionality and exceptional economics,” said Kevin McAlea, Chief Operating Officer, Nexa3D. “Both companies are committed to democratizing access to scalable additive polymer solutions, empowering customers to own their supply chain throughout their entire product life cycle from design to production and aftermarket success.” The three new materials are immediately available through Nexa3D’s growing network of resellers. Contact us to find a reseller near you, or to schedule your live 3D printing demo today via Zoom. To learn more about Henkel’s innovation in 3D printing visit LoctiteAM.com. To see how your organization can collaborate with Henkel, please email [email protected] About Henkel Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2019, Henkel reported sales of more than 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of more than 3.2 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 52,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit www.henkel.com. About Nexa3D Nexa3D is digitizing the world’s supply chain sustainably. The company makes ultrafast industrial grade polymer 3D printers affordable for professionals and businesses of all sizes. The company’s photoplastic printers are powered by its proprietary Lubricant Sublayer Photo-curing (LSPc) while its thermoplastic printers are powered by Quantum Laser Sintering (QLS), both of which increase print speed and productivity by orders of magnitude. The company’s partnerships with world-class material suppliers unlock the full potential of supply-chain approved polymers that are tailored for faster production at scale. Nexa3D’s software optimizes the entire additive production cycle through process interplay algorithms to ensure part performance and production consistency, while minimizing material usage and waste to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprints. To learn more, visit www.nexa3d.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005572/en/ CONTACT: Media contacts Henkel Sebastian Hinz Ph: +49 211 797-85 94 [email protected] Nexa3D Josh Turner (Silicon Valley Communications) Ph: +1-917-231-0550 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING TRANSPORT OTHER TECHNOLOGY OTHER MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING HARDWARE ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION CHEMICALS/PLASTICS SOURCE: Nexa3D Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005572/en TAGS
By News Highland – November 4, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Letterkenny University Hospital is urging people not to attend the Emergency Department unless absolutely necessary.In a statement, management say the facility is extremely busy this week, with an increase in the number of patients presenting who need to be admitted for further treatment and care.They add the hospital has also seen an increase in the numbers of patients presenting with COVID-19 symptoms recently and an increase in isolation requirements to prevent the spread of infection.This has resulted in pressure on bed availability in the hospital. Patients are currently experiencing long waiting times to be admitted from the Emergency Department to an acute bed in the hospital.People are being encouraged to contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance.Management say they are committed to treating everyone who presents at the Emergency Department, but they do so strictly in order of medical priority, and that means long waiting times .People are being asked to wait in the ED alone to help the hospital maintain social distancing, with companions only permitted in exceptional circumstances.Patients are also being asked to wear a face covering when in the ED. Previous articleEvening News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday November 4thNext article444 new Covid 19 cases, 16 of them in Donegal News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Warning of long delays at LUH Emergency Department Google+ WhatsApp
We studied the seasonal lipid dynamics of Calanus finmarchicus from Loch Etive, a semi-enclosed fjordicenvironment on the west coast of Scotland, in relation to the diapause behavior of this species. Levels of total lipidand triacylglycerol in individual copepodid stage V (CVs) exhibited clear seasonal trends, with highest levels inJune and progressively decreasing through late summer to winter. Wax esters in CVs were more variable, butfollowed a similar pattern. An index of the level of unsaturation of wax esters, effectively an indicator of the levelsof polyunsaturated fatty acids in the wax ester reserves, were highest in midsummer and declined progressivelythrough autumn and winter. Fatty acid analysis of total lipid in the CVs confirmed that the amounts ofpolyunsaturated fatty acids in the wax esters decreased, while amounts of saturated and monounsaturated fattyacids remained comparatively stable. Polyunsaturated wax esters are selectively catabolized by C. finmarchicusduring diapause. Previous studies have linked unsaturation of wax esters in calanoid copepods to the initiation ofdiapause and buoyancy control, and we hypothesize that selective catabolism of polyunsaturated wax esters islinked to the processes of diapause termination and ascent to surface waters.
Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKevin C. Cox/Getty Images(AUGUSTA, Ga.) — The Masters final round tee times have been adjusted due to potential severe weather Sunday afternoon.Players will be grouped in threesomes with the first tee time scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m ET off the No. 1 and No. 10 holes.Leader Francesco Molinari (-13) will be paired with Tiger Woods (-11) and Tony Finau (-11). They will tee off at 9:20 a.m ET.“The safety of everyone on our grounds is paramount,” said Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament. “We also believe the earlier start will give us the best opportunity to complete the Masters on Sunday. This decision should benefit everyone – the players, our patrons and our fans watching around the world. Given the competitiveness and drama of this year’s Tournament, we look forward to an exciting conclusion tomorrow.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. April 13, 2019 /Sports News – National Masters changes Sunday tee times ahead of weather
Home » News » Live video property tour ‘first’ at terraced house in Manchester previous nextProducts & ServicesLive video property tour ‘first’ at terraced house in ManchesterThe nine-minute live event was hosted via the eFilm virutal viewings platform, whose boss David Varley says this kind of viewing will remain popular after the Coronavirus lockdown has passed.Nigel Lewis8th June 202001,027 Views An estate agent in Manchester is the first to broadcast a ‘live’ property video tour hosted by the eFilm virtual viewings platform.Manchester estate agency Ryder & Dutton fronted the event, which was presented by Chadderton branch manager Lewis McLarty on Saturday to 16 potential buyers.The property was a three-bedroom Victorian terraced house in New Moston, in the north eastern suburbs of the city for sale at £250,000.During the presentation he films the surrounding streets and explains the area’s selling points before proceeding to tour the property using his mobile phone, talking throughout the viewing.Video tourThe vendors were not at the property during the video tour and those watching the nine-minute live event were able to ask questions afterwards.“Live stream viewings are a great way to conduct a property launch or open house style viewing, observing Government guidelines but still knowing who is participating allowing interaction and effective follow up,” says Richard Powell, a director of Ryder Dutton.David Varley (left), whose company has developed the eFilm virtual viewings platform and recently launched its live broadcast capability, says he was impressed by the agent’s presentation skills and that he thinks live video viewings by agents will grow in popularity very quickly as a way to complete initial property filtering.“Sellers no longer want hordes of people traipsing through their property especially in light of COVID-19,” he says.“It is now time to be seen and heard online and efilm live open house video gives you a live mouthpiece, fitting perfectly with the Government’s criteria in terms of keeping the spread of the pandemic to an absolute minimum.“In other words, one person in the seller’s property, the estate agent, broadcasting to a multitude of buyers or renters online. It is a very safe but progressive proactive approach.”eFilm costs agents with fewer than 10 branches a flat £70 a month fee plus a £250 set-up fee.Watch the live broadcast as a video.Read more news about virtual viewings.eFilm Homesonfilm Lewis McLarty david varley Ryder & Dutton June 8, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Ocean City Primary School was first constructed in 1965, and much of the building has seen no major renovation since then.The Ocean City Board of Education on Wednesday awarded a $5,641,000 contract to 3R Painting and Contracting to renovate Ocean City Primary School.The Neptune, N.J. company submitted the lowest of nine bids that were opened on Friday.The contract award marks a milestone in a long-awaited overhaul of a school building that was constructed in 1965. The school needs a new roof, heating and cooling systems (HVAC), plumbing and electrical systems, windows and doors. Most classrooms have no air-conditioning, and some of the windows are 50-year-old originals, single-glazed and lined with asbestos.With the contractor in place, the project remains on schedule to be completed this summer.Ocean City’s interim Business Administrator Mark Ritter said bids came in a little higher than what had been budgeted. With the state awarding many school construction grants at the same time, contractors can pick and choose their projects, he said.In anticipation of that possibility the district had asked for a base bid that would accomplish the main objectives of the project — roof, HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems, windows/doors — and for alternate bids on some of the minor extras.The contract award is for the base bid, but for none of the alternates.Ocean City voters (11.11 percent turnout) approved a $2.5 million school bond referendum in a 755-239 vote in March 2014 to help pay for the project.Ocean City will receive $2,399,279 from a state Regular Operating District (ROD) grant for school construction. The Ocean City School District will contribute the balance from a capital reserve fund.
With a new album due out on June 24th, The Avett Brothers continue to build anticipation by rolling out some singles in advance. After sharing the title track last week, the band has graced us with another serving of True Sadness: a song called “Ain’t No Man.” While the song was debuted a couple months ago, the new video premiered today by NPR Music gives the track some extra flavor.The video takes place at an airport, because, as Scott Avett explains, the song is “about a character who is dealing with fear and his journey to do what he was born to do.” Despite witnessing the malaise of the airport scene; once he gets through to the gate, Avett is met with a celebratory chorus of singers. Even NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson makes a cameo in the video as the airline pilot, right before Scott meets his brother Seth Avett on the flight.Watch the uplifting video below:[H/t NPR Music]