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Market crash boosts dividend yields of many FTSE 100 shares to over 6%

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first_img The coronavirus outbreak has dominated financial headlines in recent days as many FTSE 100 shares have felt the adverse impact of investor nervousness and have fallen around double digits.A lower share price obviously boosts the prospective dividend yield, assuming the company does not cut the dividend. The good news is that most high-quality dividend stocks continue paying and even raising dividends during bear markets. In other words, as long as companies do not reduce their dividends, income keeps rolling in regardless of how the market behaves.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…Today, I’d like to share with you several FTSE 100 companies whose prospective dividend yields are now over 6%. To lock in any of these dividend payments, investors have to purchase the stocks before their respective ex-dividend dates.Why dividends matterOne of the more common questions I hear is “should I invest in dividend stocks?” Dividends are mostly favoured by people who want to create a consistent passive income stream or build their wealth over time. Many people rely on dividend income, especially in retirement.With ever-increasing costs as well as longer life expectancies and the growing number of years the average Briton will spend in retirement, each of us might actually need about a million pounds to see us through our golden years comfortably.Seasoned investors would agree that there are three catalysts to achieving that million – dividend shares, compound interest, and time. Falling equity markets are now creating important opportunities for income investors looking for high dividend yields offered by robust companies.To me, when companies pay steady dividends, it usually shows that they put shareholders first when it comes to profits. Although there will be exceptions, they are also generally established and cash-rich companies where management is able to take steps to ride out volatile or tough market conditions.Income investors also know that they can compound their returns through reinvesting dividends from high-yielding shares. They treat their dividends with respect and reinvest them so that they can go on to generate more income.Thus a sizeable amount of wealth can realistically be accumulated by long-term ownership of profitable firms that generate ever-growing earnings and that also pay dividends. If you too would like to focus on growing dividend income rather than the noise and nervousness caused by volatile share prices, then you may want to do further due diligence on many London Stock Exchange (LSE) shares.FTSE 100 sharesThe FTSE 100 consists of the 100 UK-listed stocks with the biggest market capitalisations. Many of them have generous dividend yields that pay between 4% and 6% annually on average. But with the recent decline in prices, investors are now able to get better yields. Here are several FTSE 100 stocks that offer yields over 6%. I’m currently keeping an eye on them with a view to investing for the long term, especially if share prices drop further. Aviva – 8.6%BP – 8.2%British American Tobacco – 6.8%British Land – 6.3%BT – 10.8%Carnival – 6.4%HSBC Holdings – 7.5%Legal & General Group – 6.4%Lloyds Banking Group – 6.7%Rio Tinto – 8.2%Royal Dutch Shell – 8.8%Standard Life Aberdeen – 7.8%WPP – 7.9%As always, these aren’t formal recommendations. They could be a starting point for more research, however. Finally, if you’re unsure about which type of assets may suit your needs, you may want to talk to a financial adviser before moving forward with a specific type of investment. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 Market crash boosts dividend yields of many FTSE 100 shares to over 6% Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

Church’s grassroots efforts help Navajoland feed families impacted by COVID-19…

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first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Rev. Cornelia Eaton poses for a photo May 5 with volunteers as they sort food for distribution to communities near Navajoland churches. Photo: Cornelia Eaton, via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] An outpouring of support from around the country has enabled the Episcopal Church in Navajoland to deliver emergency food and supplies to more than 100 families on the Navajo Nation reservation, which has one of the highest concentrations of COVID-19 cases in the United States.The Navajo Nation tribal government reported this week that 119 people have died after contracting the coronavirus, and the Navajo Nation’s number of confirmed cases has grown to about 3,400. That reportedly places the reservation’s per capita rate of infection higher than that of any state, though worse outbreaks have been identified in some U.S. cities and counties.About 175,000 people live on the reservation, which covers more than 27,000 square miles in the Four Corners region of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. More than 30% of households lack running water, and many residents live below the poverty line in isolated villages far from the nearest grocery store. Tribal curfews intended to slow the coronavirus’ spread have made it even more difficult for families to access food and clean water.“The need has always been there. … The pandemic has just exacerbated the problem,” Navajoland Bishop David Bailey said in a phone interview with Episcopal News Service.Navajoland’s clergy and lay leaders got a big boost to their feeding ministries from a national fundraising effort launched by the Diocese of Northern Michigan, which raised $40,000. A diverse group of church leaders and businesses nationwide offered logistical and delivery assistance, and volunteers in recent days have traveled village to village to distribute the food.Northern Michigan also is organizing an online benefit concert June 11, called Indigi-Aid, to raise money to support indigenous ministries across The Episcopal Church during the pandemic. The diocese is lining up musicians, dancers, storytellers and other artists and performers for the four-hour event, to be structured like an old-fashioned telethon.“It kind of was just this grassroots, scrappy idea that has grown into to something that people feel excited about,” the Rev. Lydia Kelsey Bucklin, Northern Michigan’s canon to the ordinary for discipleship and vitality, told ENS.Indigenous communities are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus outbreaks due to a range of factors, including high poverty rates, frequent underlying health conditions and limited access to clean water for handwashing. And although population density is low across the Navajo reservation, extended families typical live close together in villages, sometimes with several people in one house, making it difficult to practice the physical distancing that is one of the most effective ways of slowing transmission of the virus.Tribal governments and councils have issued lockdown orders on reservations in the U.S. mainland and in isolated villages home to Alaska Natives to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Those measures sometimes have run counter to state policies, notably in South Dakota, where Gov. Kristi Noem has objected to two tribes’ precautionary checkpoints on state and U.S. highways. So far, no coronavirus outbreaks have been reported on those two reservations, Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River – a marked contrast to the ongoing crisis on the Navajo reservation.A large church gathering on March 7 in Chilchinbeto, Arizona, is suspected of partly fueling the Navajo Nation outbreak. In their attempt to slow the spread of the virus, tribal leaders declared a state of emergency on March 13 and have implemented overnight and weekend curfews restricting travel.“With some states starting to reopen, it’s giving people the impression that it’s okay to go out into public, but it’s not safe yet,” Navajo President Jonathan Nez said in a May 13 news release. “With today’s numbers, it’s clear that everyone needs to step up and hold each other accountable to stay home.”In 1978, The Episcopal Church carved out sections of the dioceses of Rio Grande, Arizona and Utah to create the Navajoland Area Mission, an effort toward unification of language, culture and families. The churchwide triennial budget now includes a $1 million block grant to support Navajoland. In recent years, the church’s Development Office also has worked with Navajoland leaders to strengthen their local fundraising efforts.The Diocese of Northern Michigan is active in indigenous ministries as well. Of the 12 federally recognized Native American tribes based in Michigan, five are in the state’s sparsely populated Upper Peninsula. Bishop Rayford Ray, Bucklin and other diocesan officials keep in contact with their counterparts in other dioceses through a loose network of indigenous clergy and other ministry leaders serving American Indian communities.In late March, they started sharing their experiences weekly via video conference calls organized by the Rev. Bradley Hauff, The Episcopal Church’s missioner for indigenous ministries. Much of the ensuing conversations focused on the worsening COVID-19 crisis on the Navajo reservation.By mid-April, those conversations grew into a fundraising campaign based in Northern Michigan but extending across the country, with the initial goal of $40,000. The diocese began promoting the campaign on Facebook on April 16, and the homepage of the diocesan website displayed a call for donations.The campaign received key support from several bishops who were consecrated within a year of Bailey and Ray in 2010 and 2011, including Wyoming Bishop John Smylie, Alaska Bishop Mark Lattime and Utah Bishop Scott Hayashi. Through calls for matching donations from Episcopalians across the church and through direct online donations to Navajoland, the campaign quickly met its goal.“That’s just one tiny diocese helping another tiny diocese,” Bucklin said. “We felt it’s something we can do, some small thing we can do.”That small campaign paid off in a big way this month, as efforts to support Navajoland continue to gain momentum in unexpected ways. An individual in Austin, Texas, donated a freezer to store food until it could be distributed. And in the Diocese of the Rio Grande, which includes New Mexico, Bishop Michael Hunn told ENS he was all set to buy food, load it into his pickup truck and drive it from Albuquerque to Navajoland headquarters in Farmington, but a better option materialized.Rio Grande’s Bosque Conference and Retreat Center was closed because of the pandemic, but its head chef, Jerry Gallegos, told Hunn the center still had an open account with food wholesaler Sysco. Instead of deploying his pickup, Hunn suggested that Bailey work with Gallegos to put in an order for food from Sysco, which made its first delivery – in its own truck – on May 5.Spirits were high as Facebook posts from Navajoland leaders showed the food being unloaded at All Saints Episcopal Church in Farmington, New Mexico.“Thank you all for your support and prayers for helping us to serve the Diné as ‘beloved community,’” the Rev. Cornelia Eaton, Navajoland canon to the ordinary for ministry, said on Facebook.Then on May 6, another truck arrived, this time with food and supplies donated by Giving Children Hope, a nonprofit based in Buena Park, California, a Los Angeles suburb.The key connection behind that donation was the Rev. Mary Crist, The Episcopal Church’s coordinator for indigenous theological education, who is based in Southern California. Crist knew the nonprofit’s director, and when she explained Navajoland’s efforts, Giving Children Hope was happy to help. Its website also prominently features a call for additional money for Navajoland. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Since last week’s food deliveries, volunteers have ventured through the region to distribute the food to families living in the communities around Navajoland’s 11 congregations. “This week was a busy week,” GJ Gordy, who serves Navajoland as a communications specialist, said May 8 in a Facebook post about the food distribution. “We got back to Farmington with 5 minutes to spare before the Navajo Nation curfew started at 8 p.m.” Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bailey said Navajoland has received enough money to make additional food purchases, and it is working with tribal authorities to ensure they aren’t duplicating efforts. Navajoland also is thinking ahead to the fall and winter and may use some of the money to purchase in advance some of the coal and wood that residents will need to heat their homes.The June 11 fundraising concert will allow the Diocese of Northern Michigan to continue to support those efforts, though it will broaden the scope. The Episcopal Church’s Indigenous Ministries Advisory Council will help Northern Michigan identify recipients among all indigenous communities served by The Episcopal Church based on their needs.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab By David PaulsenPosted May 14, 2020 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Church’s grassroots efforts help Navajoland feed families impacted by COVID-19 outbreak Health & Healthcare, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Indigenous Ministries Food and Faith, Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET COVID-19, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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What Rugby Gave Me, John Goldman

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first_imgThursday Mar 2, 2017 What Rugby Gave Me, John Goldman Rarely does sport produce such inspirational characters as John Goldman, a 76 year-old man who has beaten cancer twice, undergone a heart by-pass but continues to regularly play rugby for his club, Mill Hill RFC. This England Rugby details an extraordinary man.Goldman is as humble as he is passionate about his sport. Predictably, he doesn’t think he is inspirational or unique. But the truth could hardly be further from that statement.He was inspired to take up the sport, that he played fleetingly during his school days, after watching the 1991 Rugby World Cup. Since then, it has become “The most enjoyable time of my life.”Keeping fit and healthy for someone who has gone through so much adversity is a key element to his happiness. Goldman lifts weights to keep his muscles active and ready for games, but rather bizarrely, he prefers to hit trees to get used to the contact!The video does much of the speaking but perhaps more inspring was Goldman’s comment he made in reply to the RFU’s Facebook post:Pure class. We wish him many more years in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden 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

Click now sets up fundraising support team

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first_imgFor each search carried out through a charity search page, a donation is made to the charity at no cost to the user or the charity. 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. Click now sets up fundraising support team Income generating search engine Click Now has set up a support team to help charity clients maximise their revenue.Click Now has signed up nearly 100 charities who will be offering their co-branded search tool to supporters via their websites.David Stickels, Director of Click Now and a former director of fundraising for 15 years, heads up the support team, and is assisted by Daniel Procter, former Marketing & Communications Manager of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 22 August 2005 | News  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

African Prisons Project Director wins Beacon Prize

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first_img Howard Lake | 27 November 2007 | News Alexander McLean, Founder & Director of the African Prisons Project, was named as the 2007 Beacon Prize Overall Winner at a Gala Prize Ceremony held on Thursday 22nd November at the Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace, London.At 22, Alexander is the youngest ever recipient of this prestigious award, in recognition of the work he has achieved since starting his first prison project whilst visiting Uganda aged only 19.The Beacon Prize Awards honour outstanding individuals who have given money, time or skills to help causes that enrich our communities in a wide variety of powerful ways. There were 13 Beacon Prizes awarded on the night, for a variety of categories. Alexander won the Beacon Prize for Young Philanthropist in recognition of his work with the African Prisons Project, which aims to alleviate the suffering of men, women and children who are prisoners in Africa. He was then named the 2007 Beacon Prize Overall Winner and presented with a £30,000 cheque by Campbell Robb, Director General of the Cabinet Office – Office of the Third Sector. Advertisement Tagged with: Awards  24 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. African Prisons Project Director wins Beacon Prize AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Dogs Trust chooses 18 Feet & Rising as creative agency

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first_img Tagged with: animals Consulting & Agencies Dog welfare charity Dogs Trust has appointed 18 Feet & Rising as its lead creative agency. It will handle a £6 million account.The London-based agency, whose office dog attended the pitch to the charity, is tasked with changing the perception of rescue dogs and driving relevant visitors to the 20 Dogs Trust centres around the UK.Last year the charity cared for around 17,000 dogs alone. 18 Feet & Rising is being asked to galvanise the nation’s dog lovers to rehome one of the 1,400 stray and abandoned dogs in their care at any one time.Nick Daniel at Dogs Trust said:“The trend in people buying dogs rather than rehoming a rescue dog has been growing for years; it’s a factor of the digital age. The 18 Feet and Rising team, supported by Moose their office dog, instantly understood the challenge we face to overcome this and we’re really excited to see how they can help us drive new potential owners to our rehoming centres for the thousands of dogs in our care.’’ Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 November 2016 | News Dogs Trust chooses 18 Feet & Rising as creative agency  160 total views,  1 views today 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.  161 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6last_img read more

Jailed netizen with cancer needs proper medical treatment

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first_img Help by sharing this information China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more The official reason for his arrest by the police, who confiscated his computer, was his participation in this “illegal” demonstration. According to confidential sources, he is being held in Beijing. As the case has been classified as a “state secret,” he cannot be represented by a lawyer. Xiao has been the target of court summonses, arrests and other forms of harassment in the past.A Beijing court announced on 10 April that two activists who were arrested in early 2011 for criticizing forced evictions on social networks and providing legal aid to victims – Ni Yulan (倪玉兰) and her husband Dong Jiqin (董继勤) – have been sentenced to 32 and 24 months in prisons respectively on charges of fraud and disturbing public order. Ni is permanently handicapped as a result of being mistreated during an earlier spell in prison in 2002.In neither Xiao’s case nor Ni and Dong’s were defence rights respected. The trials were held behind closed doors, the details of the charges were kept secret and the defendants were not represented by lawyers – all of which constitute procedural violations under Chinese law. Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Xiao, Ni and Dong and the quashing of their convictions.A petition for Xiao’s release circulating on Twitter has so far received few signatures. US-based human rights activist Ge Xun (葛洵) blames this on the Chinese government’s Internet censorship.The European Union has called for the release of Ni and Dong, and the French foreign ministry has expressed deep concern about the case. March 12, 2021 Find out more News to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Receive email alertscenter_img RSF_en ———-3rd April 2012 – AUTHORITIES LIFT MICROBLOG RESTRICTION BUT STILL HAVE INTERNET COMMENTS IN THEIR SIGHTSReporters Without Borders deplores the three-day ban on posting comments on other people’s accounts in the two main Chinese microblogging services, Sina Weibo et Tencent QQ, which was finally lifted today. The authorities had imposed the ban on 31 March ostensibly to combat “harmful rumours.”The media freedom organization is disturbed by this kind of restriction, which is indicative of the government’s feverish concern about the information circulating on the Internet in China, and is liable to be reimposed the next time an overly sensitive subject is widely discussed online.The microblog comments ban was part of a large-scale operation launched by the authorities in Beijing in a bid to suppress online rumours of a coup d’état in the wake of the charismatic politician Bo Xilai’s dismissal as secretary of the Communist Party committee in the southwestern city of Chongqing on 15 March.The official New China agency reported that six people were arrested on the night of 30 March for “fabricating and spreading false online rumours” and 16 websites were closed.Li Delin (李德林), a financial reporter for the magazine Capital Week (证券市场周刊) who has been missing since 23 March, was arrested for the same reason, according to Radio Free Asia. Describing the situation in Beijing on his Weibo microblog on 19 March, Li wrote: “There are lots of military vehicles, Chang’an Street is under constant control. You can see lots of plainclothes policemen at all the intersections and there are even metal barriers in some places” » (“军车如林,长安街不断管制。每个路口还有多名便衣,有的路口还拉了铁栅栏。”). The authorities are stepping up the pressure on microblogs as the number of users is growing fast and is currently put at about 300 million. The latest example is a drive to end anonymous blogging. Since 16 March, anyone wanting to start a microblog is supposed to provide their real name and phone number and those already registered have been told they will be unable to continue blogging if they do not provide the required information.Last November, Sina and Tencent undertook to implement government directives on online surveillance and to combat pornography, fraud and the dissemination of rumours and false information online. A few months before that, microblog sites had to hire moderators in order to be better equipped to implement directives from government censors.China has one of the world’s most sophisticated systems of Internet censorship and surveillance and is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet.” Organisation News In the name of respect for human dignity, Reporters Without Borders calls for the jailed netizen and activist Ni Yulan to be transferred at once to a hospital capable of treating her thyroid cancer properly.Ni’s daughter voiced concern about her health yesterday after visiting her in a Beijing prison on 19 October.”Jailing Ni Yulan again was already evidence of judicial persecution but refusing to transfer her to a proper hospital would be an act of unacceptable cruelty,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the authorities to allow her to be hospitalized without delay.”After being beaten and tortured by the police following her arrest, Ni was given a two-year jail sentence in April on charges of fraud and disturbing public order. It is the third time the activist lawyer has been jailed in the past decade.Her husband, Dong Jiqin, is also serving a two-year jail sentence on the same charges.Photo credits: ROBERT J. SAIGET / AFP______________13/04/2012: Beijing tries to suppress information about politically-charged affair Ever since the purge of the leading politician Bo Xilai, who has just been removed from the Communist Party Central Committee and Politburo, Beijing has been reinforcing online censorship in a bid to suppress discussion of the subject.The latest terms to be added to the list of banned Internet keywords include not only “investigation” and “political struggle” but also the words “tomato” and “hotpot” – “bo” and “xi” in Mandarin – which are being used together online to make coded allusions to Bo Xilai.Reporters Without Borders condemns the active cooperation that Chinese Internet companies such as the Baidu search engine are giving the regime’s censorship policies. The official news agency Xinhua reported on 10 April that Baidu, Sina and Tencent had undertaken to “resolutely support and cooperate with relevant government departments in measures to fight and clear up online rumours.”Xinhua added that they would also “earnestly fulfil their responsibility to society, follow the law, increase management of the Internet and adopt effective measures” against rumours. More than 210,000 microblog posts have been removed since mid-March.The main Chinese microblog services, Sina Weibo and Tencent QQ, were censored from 1 to 3 April, when many users found that the comments posted by others in their accounts had been removed. In a related development, the Sina Weibo account of Liu Xiaoyuan (刘晓原), the artist Ai Weiwei’s lawyer, has not been accessible since the evening of 11 April. The authorities asked Sina to block Liu’s account for three days because of “inappropriate content.” According to Liu, it was because he referred to the Bo Xilai affair. He received a message from Sina saying, “We ask you not to post this kind of information or else you will lose the right to a Weibo account.”Reporters Without Borders has learned that Xiao Yong (肖勇), a cyber-activist specializing in corruption issues, was arrested in Guangzhou on 2 April for posting photos on social networks of a 31 March demonstration at which human rights activists demanded more government transparency and called on senior politicians to publicly disclose their assets. ChinaAsia – Pacific October 24, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jailed netizen with cancer needs proper medical treatment News June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Chinalast_img read more

Governor Signs Holden Bill to Fund Domestic Violence Shelters

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first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Assemblymember Chris Holden’s AB 139 which strengthens penalties that abusers are required to pay to ensure more funding for Domestic Violence Shelters was signed into law by Governor Brown today.“I am grateful to the Governor for signing this important bill that will help make resources available to women and children fleeing violent situations,” said Assemblymember Holden (D-Pasadena). “The nation’s first modern, women’s shelter opened in my district in Pasadena, in 1964 offering a refuge for women who had been physically and emotionally abused. Fully funding domestic violence shelters such as Haven House is critical and provides a safety net for those who live in fear.”AB 139 clears up a technicality in order to provide more funds for local domestic violence shelters. The bill stipulates that those convicted of domestic violence must pay a minimum $500 fee – not a fine – after they are granted probation. This clarification is important because it would clear up confusion over the $500 payment and ensure funding for local domestic violence programs.AB 139 unanimously passed both Houses and received support from domestic violence shelters throughout the state, as well as various women’s organizations.“The Partnership and all our statewide members are thrilled at the passage of AB 139,” said Kathy Moore, the Partnership’s interim executive director. “This much-need legislation will ensure that local domestic violence centers get the funding they need to continue their life-saving work. We thank Assembly Member Holden for his vision and leadership in bringing this bill forward.”AB 139 goes into effect January 1, 2014. Community News Herbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Biggest Signs You Want To Be With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Government Governor Signs Holden Bill to Fund Domestic Violence Shelters Published on Monday, August 26, 2013 | 2:36 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Community Newslast_img read more

Parsons Honored at Big Sunday Gala

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first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Parsons is pleased to announce that it was honored at Big Sunday’s first-ever gala, held on Wednesday, March 9, in Los Angeles. Parsons Chief of Staff Virginia Grebbien attended the event with several Parsons employee-volunteers on behalf of Parsons. Proceeds from the dinner will support Big Sunday’s events and year-round programming.Since 2007, Parsons, its employees, and their families in California have been a part of Big Sunday, the largest volunteer event in the United States and one of Los Angeles’ annual community service events. Parsons employees from offices in San Diego to San Francisco have worked on projects ranging from volunteering in a local food bank to clearing brush in canyon areas. In 2015, seven of our offices worked on seven different projects throughout California.“Parsons is honored to receive this recognition from Big Sunday for our continued participation in Big Sunday projects that support the communities in which we live and work, and we look forward to participating again this May,” said Ms. Grebbien. “I’d like to thank each of the dedicated Parsons employees and their families who have worked on Big Sunday projects throughout the past 9 years. I’d also like to recognize Nikki Cotton, Parsons’ Big Sunday coordinator, for her dedication to this important cause.”Big Sunday started in 1999 as a single day of service and today offers more than 2,000 ways for people to help throughout the year. Big Sunday’s mission is to build community through community service, with the belief that everyone has some way they can help someone else. In addition to year-round programming, Big Sunday’s signature event is Big Sunday Weekend, which takes place in May. In 2016, Big Sunday Weekend will to expand to A Month Of Sundays.Parsons, celebrating more than 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, industrial, federal, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com. Business Districts News Parsons Honored at Big Sunday Gala From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, March 10, 2016 | 11:54 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Make a commentcenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 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 Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the 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. 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

The Latest: N.C. senators OK bill to force schools to reopen

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first_img TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Twitter The Latest: N.C. senators OK bill to force schools to reopen Local NewsBusinessUS News Pinterest Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Sculptures designed for parade floats are covered by a blue tarp at the Unidos de Padre Miguel samba school workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, where activity was halted due to the cancellation of Carnival amid the new coronavirus pandemic. The celebration is on hold until next year as Rio struggles with a rise in COVID-19 cases. Facebook Twitter Previous articleSenate agrees to hear Trump case, rejecting GOP argumentsNext articleMan United, Bournemouth advance to FA Cup quarterfinals Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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