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The FTSE 100 soars 5% on vaccine hopes. Is it time to buy these travel stocks?

first_img Last week, I wrote an article about how the FTSE 100 was at its lowest level since March. Since I wrote this article, it has climbed nearly 12%. This has been due to both the ‘Biden bounce’, and news that Pfizer has developed a Covid-19 vaccine with a claimed 90% protection rate. This has caused a number of FTSE 100 stocks to climb rapidly, with a specific focus on travel stocks. But does this positive news make this the perfect time for me to buy these stocks?This airline stock just soared 38%After Rolls-Royce, IAG (LSE: IAG) was the largest riser in the FTSE 100 in Monday’s trading. Of course, the travel stock has been heavily affected by the pandemic, and its recent third-quarter trading update saw the company making an operating loss of €3.2bn. The recent imposition of further lockdowns in the UK and Europe has also been disastrous for the travel industry. This follows an incredibly hard summer brought about by the lack of tourism. As such, the British Airways owner has already had to raise £2.5bn in a rights issue to stay afloat. This resulted in share price lows of 66p (down from 260p at the start of the year).5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Nevertheless, after the recent news of a potential effective vaccine, there is certainly far more optimism surrounding this stock. For example, it now seems possible a third wave can be avoided, and this could allow the airline owner to return to profitability next year. As a result, this particular travel stock now looks to me to be a far more appealing buy than it did a month ago. Although problems do still abound within the travel industry, and there’s uncertainty over when this potential vaccine would be available, I’d now be more tempted to buy IAG shares at some point. Even so, I do still believe that the market has reacted slightly too positively to the vaccine news. On the back of its 40% rise, I’d therefore expect a short-term decline and would wait a little longer before buying.  This travel stock is a quality operatorNational Express (LSE: NEX) is the other travel stock that particularly interests me. While the coach operator has had a dismal 2020, this follows consecutive years of growth, leading to good consumer relationships and strong liquidity. Contracts with local authorities have also allowed the company to offset some of its losses. As such, the recent vaccine news looks capable of propelling National Express shares back towards its former glory, as already shown by a 26% increase yesterday.   Of course, similarly to IAG, the most recent lockdown will have had a severe effect on the coach operator. I’d therefore continue expecting short-term pain for the FTSE 250 stock. But in the long term, I remain optimistic, especially in the light of vaccine news. As such, I’d buy this stock. Once again, I wouldn’t rush into buying, but would wait, in expectation of the market correcting itself over the next few days. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! 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Analysis: How Scott Fardy and Jerome Kaino could decide the Rugby World Cup final

first_imgRevelling in the ‘unseen’ exchanges, blindside flankers Scott Fardy and Jerome Kaino will be inconspicuous but integral performers for Australia and New Zealand during Saturday’s Rugby World Cup decider. Exactly two months ago, Justin Tipuric derailed Ireland in Dublin, making a compelling case to be deployed in tandem with Wales skipper Sam Warburton. Across the globe, a double-team of David Pocock and Michael Hooper had just handed New Zealand a comprehensive defeat in Sydney.On the eve of the World Cup, it seemed the tournament would hinge on how many traditional openside flankers a coach can shoehorn into a starting team.To some extent, this hunch has transpired. Back-row dynamism and breakdown nous have proved pivotal. England paid dearly for their relative inferiority in these areas. But some stand-out performers have also reinforced the value of an old-fashioned, unfussy blindside to fuse everything together and facilitate more eye-catching performances.Dan Lydiate delivered a couple of brilliant defensive displays. Schalk Burger was the heartbeat of South Africa’s resurgence. In the final, two crucial protagonists – Scott Fardy and Jerome Kaino – will be wearing six.The term ‘unseen work’ is almost redundant these days due to the advent of video analysis and all-access broadcasting. That said, it is certainly worth taking a look at the more inconspicuous interventions of Fardy and Kaino ahead of Saturday’s decider.Scott FardyDisrupting at the restartWe will begin with the bearded Wallaby, and some aspects of his efforts at the restart – an element that has long been as important as a third set piece.Australia led 19-9 at half-time against Argentina in their semi-final. The next score was crucial. Track Fardy as Bernard Foley begins the second period. He starts on the left of the line……and charges up to cause havoc as Santiago Cordero takes the ball:Drew Mitchell and Michael Hooper reach the Pumas wing first, and hold him in an attempt to form a maul. Though the likes of Marcos Ayerza and Leonard Senatore create some impetus with a counter-drive, Fardy comes in and hooks his arms over the top, targeting the ball:Through sheer, long-limbed awkwardness he manages to strip it before turning his body and dropping to ground:Fardy places the ball back and Cordero fails to rolls clear of the contact area. Referee Wayne Barnes awards a penalty to Australia:Five minutes later, after Argentina had pulled back three points, Foley again aims a restart towards Cordero. Once more, Fardy stunted a Pumas exit play:This is a classic tackle-jackal. The Brumbies back-rower shackles his man…… and bounces back to his feet before the supporting Pablo Matera can blow over the ball to form a ruck. Barnes rules that no breakdown has been formed, meaning Fardy can attack the ball from the rear:Plucking it out of a pile of bodies, he is eager to turn defence into attack and pops a pass back to franchise colleague and Test captain Stephen Moore:Australia are an exceptionally slick breakdown side and Fardy is a key cog.Ruck smartsSome of the most effective breakdown play does not encompass a clean steal. This short passage, with Argentina well on top, begins with a fine defensive decision from Fardy:Scrambling back following an initial break from Jeronimo de la Fuente, Australia are in real strife. Scrum-half Tomas Cubelli finds Juan Figallo, who has six men to his left and just three Wallabies in front of him:The normal course of action for Australia in this situation would be to employ a ‘soft drift’ and shepherd Argentina towards the touchline. However, Fardy goes entirely against convention.Perhaps looking to pressurise the skills of Figallo, a tighthead prop, at first receiver, he rushes up to stop the movement at source:And his work is not finished either. Track the back and green scrum cap on this ensuing phase:While Fardy does not snatch possession or force a penalty, his clawing over the ball slows Argentina’s ruck-speed. Cordero does clear him, but by the time Cubelli is ready to instigate the next phase, the Australia fringe defence is primed and ready:Pocock – in the driving seat for World Player of the Year – has won 14 turnovers during this tournament, five ahead of Fiji lock Leone Nakarawa in second place.  Fardy only has five turnovers attributed to him.However, here is an example of him assisting Pocock in nabbing the ball:As Matera curves around the fringes and is felled by Kane Douglas, Pocock swoops onto the ball. Fardy arcs behind him……and latches on:This effectively galvanises Pocock with 110 kilograms of weight, making him harder to shift and therefore buying time to haul the ball back towards the Australia side.The role of facilitator, the man that knuckles down to allow colleagues to shine, is often spoken about in intangible terms. Fardy’s actions here offer evidence of how intelligent industry can help others to be showered with praise.When the Wallabies have the ball, he provides similarly modest contributionsAttack, set piece and referee managementFardy’s work-rate is mammoth and he often provides an outlet in attack on the shoulder of a carrier. Returning to another restart situation – in fact, to the opening kick-off of the clash against Argentina – we can highlight an important part of his game.As Nicolas Sanchez gets the game going, Fardy (circled) tracks back towards the ball alongside James Slipper, who had been in position to lift him if the kick had come left, and Rob Simmons:While Tevita Kuridrani fields the ball and takes it into contact, Fardy moves to first receiver and aids a slick exit play:A pass to Matt Giteau in behind the primary wave of runners, after engaging the gain-line defence, helps Australia to open up the right-hand side of the field……and from there Foley can use his right boot to blast downfield.Fardy is also an important option at the lineout. Given New Zealand will look to challenge on the Wallabies throw, wins such as this one could prove vital:Finally, while Saturday sees just a 30th cap for Fardy, he is an authoritative figure who speaks to officials a great deal.This Australia campaign has been littered with defining moments, none more so than the penalty awarded by Craig Joubert in the dying minutes of victory over Scotland:At the point the South African referee blows his whistle, look at Fardy:He resembles a fast bowler, bent at the knees, arms aloft and imploring Joubert to give the decision. Although these scenes are rather unsavoury, they also epitomise two of Fardy’s innate attributes as a player – persistence and competitiveness.And now for his opposite number.Jerome KainoIntimidation from the outsetRobust and imposing, Kaino is a different specimen to the lanky, lithe Fardy. He functions in a more abrasive style, but remains a master of unheralded graft. As with Fardy though, a restart highlights his ability to unsettle.This clip comes after South Africa had gone 3-0 up in last Saturday’s semi. Kaino charges up to clatter Willie Le Roux:From there, he rolls away from the ruck and springs to his feet……taking his position in the defensive line: LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Playing to the whistle – as every youngster is taught within their first few sessions – he carries into contact. New Zealand scored from the next phase, capitalising on the penalty advantage to take seven points rather than three.The final may well be decided by such moments. Fardy and Kaino will be fighting tooth and nail for the most marginal gains.center_img Dirty work: Hard men Scott Fardy and Jerome Kaino go head-to-head on Saturday Credit: Getty Images In harness with Aaron Smith, Kaino then tears up with rapid line-speed. The pressure of an attempted charge-down coerces Handre Pollard into a poor clearance:On the point of contact, Kaino is right up in the fly-half’s face:And New Zealand end up with a lineout just outside the Springbok 22:The All Blacks could continue to probe the South Africa defence and, eventually, an opportunity arose. Guess who was on hand to brush off Lood de Jager and finish it off:It was clearly a pre-ordained strategy for New Zealand to make it difficult for South Africa to get out of their own half.Following another first-half Pollard penalty, Kaino was rushing up again, forcing a hurried, left-footed clearance that encourages a counter:Now to examine the contact area. Alongside Brodie Retallick, Kaino is New Zealand’s chief enforcer.Collision kingSouth Africa undoubtedly disturbed the All Blacks out of sheer tenacity and power. Kaino stood up to the barrage though. Track him here as the Springboks mount a midfield attack:Kaino spots his runner early……drifting up and out, trusting Dane Coles to take Burger……before wrapping up the ball in a sternum-level hit on Louw:Dragging the carrier back to ground on the New Zealand side, Kaino allows Kieran Read a chance to stoop……and get over the ball. Although Kaino is clearly trying to roll away, du Preez is not pleased……but, despite more protestations from the likes of Burger, Jerome Garces rules a 50-50 call in New Zealand’s favour:This amounts to another turnover assist – prime currency for blindside flankers.Though Kaino suffered a brain explosion late in the first period and was sent to the sin bin, he made a telling contribution on his return.We begin with a defensive scrum for South Africa:Duane Vermeulen trucks up from the base, Richie McCaw and Read bring the No 8 down and Kaino circles around to the guard position:Burger is the next to take a pass from du Preez:Engulfed by Kaino……Burger suffers the ignominy of having the ball ripped from his grasp by Dan Carter:New Zealand did not relinquish possession until Beauden Barrett had scored to make it 17-12.Finally, a glance at what Kaino brings in attack.Carrying, clearing and opportunismIn terms of crossing the gain-line in an uncomplicated manner, Kaino is a go-to man. We pick up the South Africa clash in the first half as Kieran Read has stolen a lineout:Positioned in midfield, Kaino calls for the pass from Aaron Smith……and, propelled by Coles and McCaw, makes inroads through Burger and Eben Etzebeth:Later in the same movement, du Preez was floored by the big Auckland Blue:Kaino was superb during the 62-13 quarter-final thrashing of France, scoring in an ubiquitous display. To underline his under-the-radar excellence though, watch the beginning of Julian Savea’s phenomenal second try.Carter goes to the air, and the outstanding Ben Smith recovers:However, he is isolated from support and surrounded by French defenders looking to tackle him and swarm the ball.Watch who comes to the rescue:Given what we have seen above from Fardy, Hooper and Pocock, New Zealand’s attacking breakdown will be crucial on Saturday. Here, Kaino storms in from nowhere. He hits the ruck hard……scattering Wesley Fofana and Scott Spedding with the help of McCaw to present a pristine platform for Aaron Smith:The scrum-half finds Retallick with Savea lurking……and the rest is history:The last example of Kaino’s value is rather understated. It comes following a deliberate knock-on from Bryan Habana:While Aaron Smith and Carter are making a point to the referee, Kaino only has eyes for the ball:last_img read more

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Superblocks: Barcelona’s car-free zones could extend lives and boost mental health

first_imgEditor’s Note: This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSSuperblocksThe Conversation Previous article50,000 GM workers go on strike: Let’s Talk About ItNext articleFlorida business group calls for teacher raises, more technical schools Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img By Anupam Nanda, University of ReadingThe world’s biggest cities have larger populations and higher economic outputs than in some countries. But as they grow in size and complexity, cities are also facing thorny challenges that threaten the health and happiness of residents. Congestion, pollution and a lack of community spaces have become major drags on people’s aspirations and experiences of urban living.In response, cities must manage their resources and priorities to create sustainable places for visitors and residents, and foster innovation and growth. Enter Barcelona – the capital of Catalonia, in Spain – where a bold stroke of urban planning first introduced “superblocks” in 2016.ISGlobal., FALSuperblocks are neighborhoods of nine blocks, where traffic is restricted to major roads around the outside, opening up entire groups of streets to pedestrians and cyclists. The aim is to reduce pollution from vehicles and give residents much-needed relief from noise pollution. They are designed to create more open space for citizens to meet, talk and do activities.Health and well-being boostThere are currently only six superblocks in operation, including the first, most prominent one in Eixample. Reports suggest that – despite some early push back – the change has been broadly welcomed by residents, and the long-term benefits could be considerable.A recent study carried out by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health estimates that if, as planned, 503 potential superblocks are realized across the city, journeys by private vehicle would fall by 230,000 a week, as people switch to public transport, walking or cycling.The research suggests this would significantly improve air quality and noise levels on the car-free streets: ambient levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO₂) would be reduced by a quarter, bringing levels in line with recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO).The plan is also expected to generate significant health benefits for residents. The study estimates that as many as 667 premature deaths from air pollution, noise and heat could be prevented each year. More green spaces will encourage people to get outdoors and lead a more active lifestyle.This, in turn, helps to reduce obesity and diabetes and ease pressure on health services. The researchers claim that residents of Barcelona could expect to live an extra 200 days thanks to the cumulative health benefits if the idea is rolled out across the city.Space to play.Mosa Moseneke/Unsplash., FALThere are expected to be benefits to mental health, as well as physical health. Having access to such spaces can stave off loneliness and isolation – especially among elderly residents – as communities form stronger bonds and become more resilient.Stumbling blocksIt was Salvador Rueda, director of the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona, who first championed the introduction of superblocks – and he argues that the idea could be used in any city. Even so, authorities looking to expand the concept in Barcelona or beyond will need to be mindful of some concerns.Changes like these require capital investment. Even as the car-free streets are transformed with urban furniture and greenery, the remaining major roads will likely have to accommodate heavier traffic.Nothing comes for free.Zvileve/Flickr., CC BY-SAFurther investments in local infrastructure – such as improving surrounding roads to deal with more traffic, or installing smart traffic management system – could be required to prevent serious congestion. Then the question remains, how to finance such investments – a higher tax rate is unlikely to be popular.What’s more, whenever a location becomes more desirable, it leads to an increase in property demand. Higher prices and rent could create pockets of unaffordable neighborhoods. This may lead to the use of properties for investment purposes and possibly, displacement of local residents.It’s also worth noting that Barcelona is an old and relatively well-planned European city. Different challenges exist in emerging global cities across Asia, Africa, and Latin America – and in younger cities in the US and Australia. There is a great deal of variation in scale, population density, urban shape and form, development patterns and institutional frameworks across the cities. Several large cities in the developing world are heavily congested with uncontrolled, unregulated developments and weak regulatory frameworks.Replicating what’s been done in Barcelona may prove difficult in such places, and will require much greater transformations. But it’s true that the basic principles of superblocks – that value pedestrians, cyclists and high-quality public spaces over motor vehicles – can be applied in any city, with some adjustments.Leading the wayOver the history of human civilization, great cities have been at the forefront of innovation and social progress. But cities need a robust structure of governance, which is transparent and accountable, to ensure fair and efficient use of resources. Imposing innovation from the top-down, without consultations and buy-in, can go squarely against the idea of free-market capitalism, which has been a predominant force for modern economies and can lead push-back from citizens and local businesses.Citizens must also be willing to change their perspectives and behavior, to make such initiatives work. This means that “solutions” to urban living like superblocks need to have buy-in from citizens, through continuous engagement with local government officials.A man speaks at a public consultation on the Eixample superblock in Barcelona.Ajuntament Barcelona/Flickr., CC BY-NDSuccessful urban planning also needs strong leadership with a clear and consistent vision of the future, and a roadmap of how that vision can be delivered. The vision should be co-developed with the citizens and all other stakeholders such as local businesses, private and public organizations. This can ensure that everybody shares ownership and takes responsibility for the success of local initiatives.There is little doubt that the principles and objectives of superblocks are sound. The idea has the potential to catch on around the world – though it will likely take a unique and specific form in every city. 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Kyle Sinkler banned for going full John McEnroe at referee

first_imgWednesday Jan 13, 2021 Kyle Sinkler banned for going full John McEnroe at referee Kyle Sinckler has been banned and will miss England’s opening Guinness Six Nations match against Scotland after he was sanctioned for failing to respect the authority of the match official. ADVERTISEMENTThe Bristol front ranker used strong language towards referee Karl Dickson during Saturday night’s Premiership match against Exeter.The 27-year-old Bears prop said to referee Karl Dickson “are you f****** serious?” after the official ruled there had been no foul play in a tackle by England colleague Luke Cowan-Dickie.Sinckler appeared before an online independent disciplinary panel after being cited for the incident.Sinckler later took to social media to apologise:But the damage was already done and he has been suspended for two weeks after appearing before an online independent disciplinary panel on Tuesday night.Sinckler contested the charge but it was upheld by the panel. The independent disciplinary panel said:ADVERTISEMENT“Kyle Sinckler accepted that he used foul language at the Referee, he did not accept the conduct warranted a red card.The Panel viewed the live recordings of the incident and were satisfied that his shout of ‘are you fxxxxxx serious’ was:– Aggressive– Was directed at the referee.  It followed almost immediately after the Referee explained that he had determined that the Exeter Chief’s Player who had tackled Kyle Sinckler had attempted to wrap his arms.  Kyle Sinckler turned his head towards the referee before he shouted at him.– On review with the TMO the Referee did penalise the Player who had tackled him.“The Player was candid in is evidence as to why he had done so and regretted his actions.  The Panel found that his actions disrespected the authority of the Referee and it was in breach of a core value of Rugby – Respect of match officials – and warranted a red card.ADVERTISEMENT“The Panel determined that in all the circumstances it was a low entry point with no relevant mitigation.”He is free to play again on 9 February 2021.RELATED VIEWING: Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 22 WEEKS AGO The time George Ford got ended by a Samoan… 22 WEEKS AGO Fans criticise Williams for backchat after… 22 WEEKS AGO ‘Are you f***ing serious?’ – Kyle Sinckler… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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New address for Community Foundation Network

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Their telephone, fax and e-mail addresses remain unchanged. New address for Community Foundation Network The Community Foundation Network and the London Community Foundation have moved offices.The two organisations have both moved to Islington, within 100 metres of Angel Tube station. Their new address is:Arena House66-68 Pentonville RoadLondon N1 9HS Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 June 2003 | News  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Five Belarusian journalists arrested for covering or trying to cover opposition rallies

first_img Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrests of five independent journalists in the space of two days in Belarus in connection with their coverage of rallies organized by an opposition candidate for president. The international community should press Belarus to guarantee media freedom in the run-up to the election, RSF said.At hearings held on 11 and 12 May, four of the journalists were given sentences ranging from 10 to 21 days in prison for “participating in an unauthorized demonstration.” The fifth was released after being held a few hours.Three of the journalists – Zmitser Lupach, a reporter for Belsat TV (which broadcasts from neighbouring Poland), and freelancers Mikhail Arshynski and Alyaksandr Burakou – were arrested on 8 May after covering events organized by Siarhei Tikhanouski, an outspoken blogger who has just announced he is running for president in the August election.Lupach, who was also fined the equivalent of 460 euros on a charge of working without accreditation, was rushed to hospital with severely elevated blood pressure after his hearing.The fourth detained journalist, Ales Asiptsou, a reporter for the BelaPAN news agency, was arrested on 9 May after covering an “anti-parade” that Tikhanouski staged in the eastern city of Babruysk as an alternative to the official parade marking the Soviet victory against the Nazi armed forces in 1945. He has been on hunger strike since his arrest.As Belsat TV reporter Alyaksandr Barazenka was on his way to film the “anti-parade” in Babruysk, he was stopped by traffic police on the grounds of a problem with his licence plate and was detained for three hours. He said his mobile phone stopped working all the time that he was detained.”This targeted harassment in the run-up to the presidential election clearly aims to intimidate journalists and obstruct coverage of opposition activity in Belarus,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “These convictions disregard article 34 of the Belarusian media law, which allows reporters to cover public events. There is no justification for jailing these journalists. Their convictions must be overturned and the basic right to inform must be respected.”The human rights group Viasna has meanwhile reported that at least 120 people were arrested or charged after protests in several cities to demand the release of Tikhanouski, who is now serving a sentence of 15 days of administrative detention.Ruled since 1994 by President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been reelected in the first round every five years, Belarus is ranked 153rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expressionExiled mediaJudicial harassment June 2, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF sayscenter_img May 13, 2020 Five Belarusian journalists arrested for covering or trying to cover opposition rallies News BelarusEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expressionExiled mediaJudicial harassment News to go further May 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Pasadena Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Center in Planning Stages

first_imgA technician at a drive-through testing program prepares to swab a patient. Photo by James Carbone.Although it is not known when it will open or where it will be located, a Pasadena drive-up test site is in the works, according to a City News Service story.According to that story, the site is currently in the planning stages.Three other drive-up locations are scheduled to begin operating today in Pomona, Redondo Beach, Palmdale and others in the works countywide, officials said today.A similar site in Glendale is already open.The site would employ a self-administered oral swab, meaning clients must swab their own mouths/throats using instructions provided to them at the site. The testing process takes between five and 10 minutes.“The goal is to increase testing capacity as quickly as possible in Los Angeles County to meet the community’s needs, which are growing every day,” said Dr. Clayton Kazan, medical director of the L.A. County Fire Department, who is leading the countywide coordination of COVID-19 testing.Currently, COVID-19 testing is limited to the most vulnerable Los Angeles County residents — those who are age 65 and older and/or have underlying health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, chronic lung disease, or moderate to severe asthma.Testing is also limited to those who are immunocompromised, including as a result of cancer treatment, and/or have been subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period because they have been exposed to an individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and have more than seven days of the two-week quarantine period remaining.If you are interest in getting tested, you must first register on the screening website, coronavirus.lacity.org/testing.This first step determines if people are eligible to be tested. At the website, individuals are asked to answer basic questions, including name, date of birth, address and whether they are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, coughing and difficulty breathing.The website— in real time — determines and confirms an individual’s testing eligibility. Those who receive confirmation of testing eligibility will then be given a selection of testing sites, and available appointment times to complete the test registration process.The registration number will be required information at the testing site. All of the testing locations are drive-up and clients stay in their vehicles for tests — though pedestrian clients with appointments can be tested, as well. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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 STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Community News Pasadena Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Center in Planning Stages No timeline on when center will open STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, April 3, 2020 | 1:00 am CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News center_img HerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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Limerick swingers struck by sex diseases

first_imgWhatsApp Advertisement Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous article457 dogs put down in Limerick last yearNext articleConcerns raised over “glaring eyesore” on Arthur’s Quay John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSfeaturedLimerick Family Planning ClinicMusic LimericksexSTIswingers Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April center_img NewsLimerick swingers struck by sex diseasesBy John Keogh – June 27, 2013 2680 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR MIDDLE-AGED swingers are contributing to a dramatic rise in the number of people testing positive for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Limerick City over the past five years, according to the Limerick Family Planning Clinic.One of the clinic’s doctors, Dr Angela Kelly, revealed that cases of STIs are increasing among all age groups in the city and county – including a growing number of middle-aged ‘swingers’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She explained: “There has definitely been an increase in Limerick. People aren’t realising how serious the situation is. It’s across the board, people of all ages, but we are seeing people in their 20s and 30s in particular.“Another thing we’re coming across, and something that’s new to me is swingers; it’s very much on the up in Limerick. The people engaging in this are in their 40s and 50s, it’s not the young people.”The clinic was unable to provide exact figures for positive STI results, however Dr Kelly believes that the number of chlamydia cases is steadily rising, along with gonorrhea and HIV.One in eight people undergoing STI screening in Limerick tested positive for chlamydia five years ago, but currently this figure may be as high as one in four.She added: “Chlamydia of course leads to infertility and you sometimes get people wondering later on in life why they can’t conceive, and that’s another thing we have to deal with.““This isn’t a lower class thing, it crosses all sorts of people, including educated people. People think ‘It can’t happen to me’. They can be very complacent; sometimes when they test positive and we give them medication you see them coming in three weeks later testing positive again.“I would ask people to wear a condom, because they’re really not doing that. Some people think they can just get an antibiotic and it’ll be all gone. Others drink too much or take too many drugs; when they come in they admit that they haven’t a clue who they’ve been with.” Email Linkedin #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Print Facebooklast_img read more

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Victory Park Capital Expands eSME Strategy With Credit Facility to Cap Hill Brands

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Mere Reproduction Of The Police Dossier In Detention Order Can’t Justify The Detention : Jammu & Kashmir HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesMere Reproduction Of The Police Dossier In Detention Order Can’t Justify The Detention : Jammu & Kashmir HC [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay16 Sep 2020 3:03 AMShare This – xThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court (Jammu Wing) recently quashed a detention order detaining one Surinder Singh under Section 8 of the Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978The Petitioner had challenged Order No. 02/DMU/JC/PSA-2019 dated 06.09.2019, passed by the respondent No.2, on the ground, among others, that the respondent No.2 had not applied mind properly as the police dossier…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court (Jammu Wing) recently quashed a detention order detaining one Surinder Singh under Section 8 of the Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978The Petitioner had challenged Order No. 02/DMU/JC/PSA-2019 dated 06.09.2019, passed by the respondent No.2, on the ground, among others, that the respondent No.2 had not applied mind properly as the police dossier had been reproduced only while passing the impugned order and that the order impugned had been passed on non-existent grounds and upon ulterior motives.The Single Bench of Justice Puneet Gupta observed,”No specific wording is required to be maintained while passing the order of detention while assessing the case in a subjective manner but the order has to reflect that proper application of mind has been applied keeping in view all the facts and circumstances of the case. Mere reproduction of the dossier in the detention order cannot justify the detention order in such circumstances.” (emphasis supplied)Arguments put forthThe Counsel for the petitioner vehemently argued that the grounds of detention which are part and parcel of the detention order reflect the number of FIRs which stand registered against the petitioner but the same does not indicate the outcome/progress of those FIRs. It speaks of the half-hearted approach of the detaining authority in the present case.The learned counsel for the respondents, on the other hand, argued that the fact that the mention of FIRs in the detention order/ dossier detail out the facts of the case and the details of the FIRs, the detention order cannot be said to be deficient on the ground as argued on behalf of the petitioner.Court’s ObservationThe Court took into account the case of Rajesh Vashdev Advani v. State of Maharashtra (2005) 8 SCC 4388 390 wherein the Hon’ble Apex Court had noted the non-application of mind on the part of the District Magistrate as the wording in the dossier was almost replicated in the detention order. The detention was quashed in that case.Further, in Jai Singh v. State of J&K (1985) 1 SCC 561 the detention order was quashed on the grounds that the wording in the dossier and the detention order were similar.In this context, the High Court remarked,”The purpose of the preventive detention is to prevent the person from committing the acts prejudicial to the maintenance of public order. The confidence of the society is sought to be secured through preventive detention. The detention order cannot be passed in a casual manner by the concerned authority thereby depriving the person of his liberty.” (emphasis supplied)Further the Court remarked,”Surprisingly, the dossier does not mention the factum of disposal of most of the criminal cases which were lodged against the petitioner and that the petitioner stands acquitted in those cases. Either the respondents were not fully aware of the outcome of those criminal cases which were lodged against the petitioner or they did not intend to disclose the same with a view to strengthen its case against the petitioner for detention on the ground of disruption of public order.” (emphasis supplied)Consequently, the Court said that the detention order not only misses out on the above vital aspect of the case but also again shows the non-application of mind on the part of the respondents.The order of detention was quashed. The petition was, accordingly, disposed of along with the connected application.Case Details:Case Title: Surinder Singh v. Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Ors.Case No.: WP (Crl.) No. 16/2020 – Crl. M No. 440/2020Quorum: Justice Puneet GuptaAppearance: Advocate Ankur Sharma (for the Petitioners); AAG Aseem Sawhney (for the Respondent/State).Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more