Floods to be Australia’s most expensive disaster

first_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Floods to be Australia’s most expensive disaster Monday 17 January 2011 3:55 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads whatsapp alison.lock AUSTRALIA’S devastating floods are likely to be the country’s most expensive disaster on record, the national treasurer said yesterday.Record rainfall, which has flooded an area three times the size of the UK, may leave Queensland state alone with a A$10bn (£6.2bn) damage bill, while Australian GDP is expected to fall by one per cent.And analysts warned that the long-term impact on industry wold lead to higher and more volatile prices for coal, steel, nickel and other commodities.“It looks like this is possibly going to be, in economic terms, the largest natural disaster in our history,” said Australian treasurer Wayne Swan. Aberdeen Asset Management, which holds Australian stocks in its Asia Pacific fund, said share prices had been hit.“Australian equities have slipped against regional and global benchmarks, led down by the consumer staples sector which is anticipated to be hit harder than others by the flooding. Behind this is interrupted demand, the write-off of this season’s crops and imminent food scarcity,” it said in a briefing.Just 15 per cent of Queensland’s coalmines were at full production yesterday, the Queensland Resources Council said, estimating that lost sales totalled A$2.3bn. Nearly two-thirds of global exports of coking coal, used to make steel, come from Australia and coal and steel prices have spiked in anticipation of shortages.Steel has risen 37 per cent since early November to a two-year high of $783 a tonne, while coking coal is trading at $300 per tonne, up from standard levels of $215 per tonne, consultancy CRU said. Experts estimate it could reach $350 to $500 per tonne. Aberdeen said mines may struggle to make up lost production as they were already operating at full capacity before the floods.“The knock-on effects are felt most by Chinese customers who are now scrambling for alternative supplies. Affected contracts cover around 65 per cent of Queensland coal exports,” the briefing said.Thermal coal, another key manufacturing input, has also seen exports slashed.“Taken at its worst, the present immediate cut in export can be considered as 78 per cent of state capacity, or about 35 per cent of the country’s recent export level. This represents about seven per cent of global exports,” said Societe Generale analyst Emmanuel Fages. He said the industry would take up to six months to recover, leaving the market “tighter, hence higher and more volatile” in the long term. “Once this consolidation episode over, we think that the real impact of the floods is ahead of us,” he said. “Any further shock will lead to rapid price spikes. “We expect a nervous market featuring higher average prices and higher volatility,” he said. center_img Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL last_img read more

Allen, Astle help New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 65 runs and…

first_imgAdam Milne2024112.00 Total76/10 (9.3) Fall Of WicketsFOWOver Extra2 (b 0, w 1, nb 0, lb 1) Tim Southee201537.50 Liton Das2-110.6 MJ Guptill1-855.4 Nasum Ahmed2029014.50 Nasum Ahmedc TG Southee b GD Phillips340075.00 Yet To Bat WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final Cricket S Sarkar1-110.5 Shoriful Islamb AF Milne6301200.00 Daryl Mitchellrunout (Liton Das / M Hossain)11610183.33 Rubel HossainNot out360050.00 Todd Astle201346.50 IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan Rubel Hossain2033016.50 Glenn Phillipsc S Sarkar b Shoriful Islam14602233.33 BOWLINGOMRWECON Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Cricket ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free Shoriful Islam2021110.50 Cricket Taskin Ahmed2024112.00 Nazmul Hossain Shanto4-373.6 Mahedi Hasan2034117.00 Lockie Ferguson201316.50 N Sheikh3-313.3 Liton Das (WK/C)b TG Southee01000.00 CricketBangladesh tour of New Zealand, 2021 Shoriful Islam7-606.3 Taskin Ahmed8-657.1 FH Allen3-1389.4 Nazmul Hossain Shantob TD Astle8610133.33 Taskin Ahmedb LH Ferguson5410125.00 BatsmenRB4S6SSR Cricket Cricket NZ beat BAN 2nd T20: Southee’s New Zealand defeat Bangladesh by 28 runs on DLS to clinch series 2-0NZ beat BAN: New Zealand Innings 141/4 (10 ovs) Naim Sheikhc MS Chapman b TD Astle191312146.15 Mark ChapmanNot out00000.00 Afif Hossain5-525.2 WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Afif Hossainst DP Conway b TD Astle8601133.33 BOWLINGOMRWECON Total141/4 (10) Cricket Nasum Ahmed10-769.3 DKH Mitchell4-1409.6 Extra1 (b 0, w 1, nb 0, lb 0) TAGSLive New Zealand vs BangladeshNZ vs BAN 3rd T20 LiveNZ vs BAN LIVENZ vs BAN Live Streaming SHARE GD Phillips2-1238.2 Mahedi Hasanc GD Phillips b TD Astle02000.00 M Hossain9-728.2 WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway stand firm against India pace attack; NZ 36/0 (20 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Finn Allenc (sub Mehidy Hasan) b Taskin Ahmed7129103244.83 Fall Of WicketsFOWOver Facebook Twitter NZ beat BAN 3rd T20: Finn Allen, Todd Astle help all-round New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 65 runs and clinch T20I series 3-0 NZ beat BAN 3rd T20: Allen, Astle help New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 65 runs and win series 3-0: New Zealand cruised to a 65-run victory in the 3rd T20I against Bangladesh with Finn Allen and Todd Astle helping them in the all-round show at the Eden Park in Auckland on Thursday.In the rain-affected match, Bangladesh’s stand-in captain Liton Das won the toss and asked the hosts to bat first. With overs reduced to 10-overs-a-side, it was a difficult task for any side but Martin Guptill and Finn Allen made it look easy. Cricket Mahedi Hasan6-525.4 WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free Glenn Phillips1.301117.33 Allen, Astle help New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 65 runs and clinch T20I series 3-0 Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – April 1, 2021 Football Yet To BatDP Conway, WA Young, TD Astle, TG Southee, LH Ferguson, AF Milne RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mosaddek Hossainc WA Young b TG Southee13801162.50 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter BatsmenRB4S6SSR Previous articleIPL 2021 Players Salary facts: 5 things you did not know aboutNext articleIPL 2021: RCB captain Virat Kohli joins Royal Challengers Bangalore squad in Chennai for IPL 2021 Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Soumya Sarkarc & b TG Southee10420250.00 NZ beat BAN 3rd T20: Allen, Astle help New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 65 runs and win series 3-0 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoThe power-hitting was started by Guptill and Allen joined the party later as New Zealand raced to 43 after the third over. The duo continued their onslaught and a dropped catch by Soumya Sarkar in the fourth over only added insult to the injury.Bangladesh got the first breakthrough when Mahedi Hasan dismissed Guptill in the sixth over but till then the right-handed opener had already done the damage with his 19-ball 44.With four overs left and nine wickets in hand, Allen whacked every possible ball which came in his slot to smash the joint-fastest fifty for a New Zealand batsman in just 18 balls.Bangladesh did dismiss Glenn Phillips, Allen, and Daryl Mitchell in the subsequent overs but couldn’t stop the Kiwis from putting 141 runs on board.In contrast, Bangladesh were off to a poor start as they lost Soumya Sarkar and Liton Das back to back in the first over off Tim Southee. While Mohammad Naim did play his shots but his stint at the crease was so short that Bangladesh gave up any hope they had before starting the chase.Then on, it was just a formality as Todd Astle ran through the Bangladesh middle-order not allowing any batsman to get to the double-digit mark as he finished with four scalps. Southee returned with 3/15 in his three overs.NZ beat BAN: Bangladesh Innings 76 all out (9.3), lost by 66 runs BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Cricket WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC finallast_img read more

Stock market crash: 1 of the best UK shares to buy in an ISA

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. 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The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Confidence across global stock markets continues to swing like a pendulum. The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 recently rose to significant new levels as hopes over the economic recovery perked up. But UK share prices have sunk sharply on Tuesday as fears over possible interest rate hikes have spiked.I’ll be looking for great bargains to buy if a full-blown stock market crash happens again. History shows us that those who buy UK shares in the aftermath of a crash can make colossal returns in the years following. This is how hundreds (if not thousands) of Stocks and Shares ISA investors became millionaires during the 2010s. They bought in the depths of the 2008/2009 financial crisis and watched the value of their stocks balloon as economic conditions recovered, corporate earnings bounced back and investor confidence returned.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…Why I’d buy UK shares for my ISANow I’m not going to say I’ll make millions by buying after stock market crashes like I did in 2020. Most investors like myself can’t invest the sort of sums needed to get a seat at the millionaire’s table. Besides, the business of stock investing isn’t a walk in the park. It requires a lot of hard work and sometimes some good fortune.However, by buying after stock market crashes I do have the chance to supercharge my eventual investment returns. Studies show that the average long-term share picker enjoys an average annual return of 8% to 10%. Buying after crashes and riding the rebound can boost one’s chances of hitting the top end (or even exceeding) those levels.It’s why I’m looking to buy again following Tuesday’s share price falls. Here’s one that’s on my ISA radar:A FTSE 100 share I’d buy todayI think BAE Systems (LSE: BA) is of the best UK shares I could buy following today’s drop. I thought the FTSE 100 company looked cheap even prior to today. But this most recent price drop means the defence giant trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 12 times.It’s worth mentioning that demand for defence shares from funds is dropping, however. Institutional interest is dropping as funds try to meet the environmental, social, and governance (or ESG) requirements laid down by their investors. This casts a shadow over BAE Systems’s share price looking ahead.That being said, I still expect the company — one of the world’s biggest arms suppliers — to rise in value over the long term. Global arms spending continues to grow as the West responds to perceived state and terrorist threats, and rising wealth levels in emerging markets sees them spend increasing amounts to boost their militaries.Indeed, latest data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute showed total defence expenditure rise again in 2020. It increased 2.6% from 2019 levels to a shade below $2trn. The fragile geopolitical landscape means that the current arms race looks set to run and run. And so BAE Systems can expect robust demand for its defence products to reign. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Affordable Care Act enrollment begins today

first_imgAs a Member of Congress, health care is one of my top priorities. If you don’t have health insurance through work, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source, starting today you can use the Health Care Marketplace to get covered.If you already had coverage through healthcare.gov for 2019, make sure you look at the options for 2020. The available plans may have changed, giving you an opportunity to get better coverage for less money.As you may know, millions of Americans have used the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to get health insurance. Most Americans qualify for financial assistance to reduce the cost—in fact, almost 90% of people are eligible for a tax credit, and the average final cost of insurance is under $90/month if you qualify.In addition, the ACA made it illegal to discriminate against people who have preexisting conditions.December 15th is the deadline for signing up for health insurance or changing plans for 2020. You can go online or work with a Navigator to see if you can find lower premiums and extra benefits for your health care. See all of the ways to sign up here.As you sign up, please remember that while “short term” plans may seem cheaper, you’re actually likely to pay more. These plans also don’t cover preexisting conditions. Instead, work with a navigator to get comprehensive coverage. TAGSAffordable Care ActHealth CareRep. Val Demings Previous articleWatering rules to change on SundayNext articleMinimum wage proposal first measure to qualify for Florida’s 2020 ballot Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear If you have questions, you can call: Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Learn the Basics of Health Care PlansSee If You Qualify for the Premium Tax CreditLearn More About Dental CoverageFind Out How Much You Can Save  To get assistance signing up for health care, click here or here. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here If my office can be of any assistance, please let us know. In particular, if you cannot get an answer from a federal agency in a timely fashion, or if you feel you have been treated unfairly, our office may be able to help resolve a problem or get you the information you need. If this is the case, you can contact us here. From the office of Rep. Val Demings 1-800-318-2596 (Healthcare.gov)877-813-9115 (Covering Florida) Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

England beat South Africa to reach yet another U20 Championship Final

first_imgTuesday Jun 16, 2015 England beat South Africa to reach yet another U20 Championship Final England will defend their U20 World Championship title against New Zealand as they beat South Africa 28-20 in a physical battle in Calvisano, Italy. It will be England’s third successive final, having won on the two previous occasions. South Africa were made to pay for indiscipline as two of their key forwards were sinbinned for high tackles. England took advantage and went into the halftime break with a 18-6 lead, before being in what seemed like complete control late in the second half. Last year’s finalists, South Africa, mounted a late comeback, scoring two tries in the last ten minutes, but it was in vain as England never looked like losing this hard-fought contest.“I am so proud of the boys and how they played, particularly up front,” said Head Coach Jon Callard. “The South Africans are very big and physical and we more than matched them – not just for size and heart, but for speed of thought and game management. “The way we disrupted the line out and scrum was also very impressive.  I would consider this evening a proper game of test football!”South African coach Dawie Theron felt that the cards really cost his side in the first half.“You must give credit for England, who are the defending champions. They came with a massive forward onslaught and were very physical and direct. Both our forwards who were yellow carded are jumpers in the line-out and that disrupted us.“The fact that we played with seven forwards for 20 minutes in the first half really sapped our energy and left us with too much to do in the end,” said Theron.The final between England and New Zealand will take place in Cremona on Saturday, 20 June. New Zealand will be after their first title since 2011, while England are after a hat-trick of wins, having claimed the trophy in both 2013 and 2014.Losing semi-finalists South Africa will play France for third place, at the same venue.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… 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 TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Farm Taxes Will Skyrocket Without Stepped-up Basis

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Taxes Will Skyrocket Without Stepped-up Basis Farm Taxes Will Skyrocket Without Stepped-up Basis A proposal to eliminate the stepped-up basis in agriculture would have a costly impact. Tax policy is important in helping farmers pass their operations on to future generations. John Newton, chief economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation, talks about what eliminating the stepped-up basis will mean for farmers.“To reduce the capital gains tax, farmers and ranchers use stepped-up basis, which provides a reset for the basis during intergenerational transfer or to the market value at the date of death. Without stepped-up basis and considering the dramatic increase that we’ve seen in land values in the recent decades, many farmers would face a burdensome tax hike through capital gains taxes when they sell all or a portion of the farm’s assets.”He says the American Farm Bureau and the American Soybean Association recently ran the numbers on what the potential gains taxes would be per acre of cropland.“Based on USDA’s data from 1997 and assuming a capital gains tax rate of 20 percent, we found that the taxes would be anywhere from 500-to-800-dollars per acre across the Corn Belt, and over a thousand dollars per acre in portions of Iowa and Illinois. And areas closer to urban areas, where land values have appreciated more rapidly, the taxes could be even higher per acre. The longer the land has been in the family, the higher the capital gains tax is most likely going to be.”Newton says the tax would be a financial burden for farms for up to a decade.“I think one way to put that into perspective is to think about the income generation on the farm. And so, we looked at cash rental rates across the country, and that $500 to $1,000 per acre in taxes in many cases was 400 to 500 or even 1,000 percent of the cash rental rate, so it’s a hefty tax hike that would take several years; four, five, six, or as many as ten years to meet that tax obligation.”He says farmers can write their members of Congress asking for support of the stepped-up basis at fb.org/advocacy. By NAFB News Service – Apr 11, 2021 Previous articleApril WASDE Shows Lower Corn and Higher Wheat Ending StocksNext articleCulver’s FFA Essay Contest Deadline Approaching April 19 NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

RSF’s Turkey representative is facing up to 14 and a half years in prison

first_img to go further April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment April 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 28, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for a major international campaign to demand the acquittal of its Turkey representative, Erol Önderoğlu, and two colleagues, who are facing sentences of up to 14 and a half years in prison. The campaign must continue until 15 April, when the court trying them is due to issue its verdict.Presenting his summing-up todaySIGN THE PETITION in Istanbul in a trial that has dragged on for more than two years, the prosecutor asked the court to convict Önderoğlu and co-defendants Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin on charges of “terrorist propaganda,” “condoning crime” and “inciting crime” although their only “crime” was demonstrating their support for the persecuted Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem. In a show of solidarity RSF attended today’s hearing.“The sentences requested for our representative and his colleagues are a slap in the face for press freedom,” Deloire said. “We urge the court to end this awful farce by acquitting them. Erol Önderoğlu has dedicated his life to defending persecuted fellow journalists. Jailing him would be an appalling injustice that would send a terrifying signal to the world and Turkish civil society. We appeal to all press freedom defenders to mobilize on their behalf.”Sign the petitionÖnderoğlu, Fincancı and Nesin are being tried for taking part in a campaign of solidarity in which they and some 50 other well-known figures symbolically took turns at being Özgür Gündem’s “editor for a day” in mid-2016 because it had been the victim of judicial persecution. The newspaper ended up being forcibly closed in August 2016.Önderoğlu and his two colleagues were the only ones to be placed in pre-trial detention for their role in the campaign. That was in June 2016, when they were held for ten days before being freed conditionally.RSF’s representative is being prosecuted over three articles published in Özgür Gündem on 18 May 2016. They covered the power struggles among various branches of the Turkish security forces and operations against members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in southeast Anatolia.He is the victim of an abuse he has been denouncing for decades – the use of terrorism laws to silence journalists. Turkey’s loosely-worded terrorism legislation is a key component of its repressive arsenal and its partners and international bodies have been pressing for its overhaul for years. No fewer than 51 journalists and media workers were prosecuted on charges of “propaganda on behalf of a terrorist organization” or quoting the organization’s communiqués in the last quarter of 2018 alone.The already worrying situation of Turkey’s media has become critical since an abortive coup in July 2016. Many media outlets have been closed summarily, without any effective form of recourse, mass trials are being held and Turkey now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists in prison. It is ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News Crédit : Ozan Kose/AFP Organisation Receive email alerts Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law February 27, 2019 – Updated on April 17, 2019 RSF’s Turkey representative is facing up to 14 and a half years in prison TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Turkeylast_img read more

City Council Declares Temporary Water Emergency

first_imgNews Feature Stories City Council Declares Temporary Water Emergency Published on Monday, January 28, 2013 | 7:46 pm The Pasadena City Council on Monday declared the City will face a Level 4 Water Shortage Emergency during the temporary, eight-day shutdown of a major regional water pipeline, February 21 through February 28. The measure approved by the Council authorizes the City to enforce a total ban on outdoor watering, with very few exceptions, until pipeline deliveries resume.Similar to a pipeline shutdown in 2011, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) will stop all water deliveries to Pasadena and neighboring cities in order to perform vital system repairs and upgrades at its Eagle Rock Tower in Eagle Rock and at its Weymouth Treatment Plant in LaVerne. For eight days, Feb. 21-28, Pasadena must rely solely on its groundwater and reserves—and water conservation. MWD normally supplies about 60 percent of Pasadena’s water needs.“Even though this temporary cut in our water supply is severe, we are confident that Pasadena will once again rise to the challenge and cut back on daily water use, so that we all have enough water for drinking and vital indoor uses,” Pasadena Water and Power General Manager Phyllis Currie said.“During the 2011 water shortage emergency, our customers exceeded all expectations and helped us cut back water use by more than 30 percent. We believe they will rally this time again,” Currie said.Prior to the MWD pipeline shutdown, PWP will fill its 18 reservoirs with about 80 million gallons of local groundwater and water imported from MWD. Although normal consumption during this period is about 22 million gallons per day, local groundwater wells only produce a maximum of 12 million gallons per day, making heightened conservation during the shutdown critical, particularly outdoors.“We have no other feasible source to fill that gap in our water supply, and if there are delays in the repairs, or should we lose one of our wells due to a mechanical or electrical issue, we could be in real trouble,” according to Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) Assistant General Manager of Water Shan Kwan. “The only solution to avoid running out of water is to curb demand and be self-sustaining, which means a temporary ban on outdoor watering, our city’s greatest use of water.”“Our horticultural consultants advise that most established plants and lawns can hold up well without water for eight days, and much longer in this cooler weather,” said PWP Water Conservation Manager Nancy Long. “We are telling our customers to consider rescheduling any new landscaping plans, since plants that aren’t yet established are much more vulnerable.”“We’ve already reached out to our large customers, and we are mailing a citywide notice to help everyone get ready well in advance,” said Currie.More information on the watering ban, pointers for how to prepare, and daily updates during the shutdown can be found at www.pwpweb.com/shutdown, on Facebook (Pasadena Water and Power) and on Twitter (@PWPNews). Additional information will be posted on the City’s homepage, www.cityofpasadena.net and the City’s main Twitter account www.twitter.com/pasadenagov (@PasadenaGov). Water-waste violations can be reported through the Water Shortage Hotline at (626) 744-8888.For more information about the City of Pasadena, go online to www.cityofpasadena.net. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe 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 Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Business News HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Vigil for refugee crisis to be held in Letterkenny

first_img Pinterest Vigil for refugee crisis to be held in Letterkenny Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter Google+ By News Highland – September 7, 2015 Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th A vigil is taking place tomorrow night in Letterkenny in a bid to further highlight the ongoing migrant crisis.It’s part of a series of vigils organised by Sinn Fein that are taking place across the country over the coming days.The vigil begins at 6 o’clock at the Market Square in Letterkenny.Councillor Gary Doherty says Donegal people have been excellent thus far but it’s important to reinforce that support:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/gary1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleUpdate: 25 year old man dies in Termon crashNext articleDaniel O’Donnell tells Shaun it’ll be ‘Strictly Dancing’ News Highland Facebooklast_img read more

Year in Review: The Arts

first_img Email the author The 2011 TAC Season will open in January with “Life is So Good,” a stage play based on the book by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman.“It’s the story of a man’s extraordinary journey through the 20th century and how he learned to read at age 98,” Blair said.In February, the Kremlin Orchestra will be in town on Valentine’s Day and Blair said the orchestra has been asked to play a tipped bill of romantic music.“This will be a performance to take your honey to,” Blair said. “In March, Barrage, a youthful dance show, will come to town and, in April, the Amadeus Trio will entertain and another big event will be the annual TroyFest.“In May, we have two big events,” Blair said. “The Southeastern Alabama Community Band led by Dr. Johnny Long will take center stage. The band’s performance is always one of our most popular events. Also in May will be the Chris Beck art exhibit. Chris won the 2010 TroyFest Best of Show award with his metal sculpture. He is entitled to his own show and it will be huge draw because of the art and also because Chris is from Troy.”The Brundidge Historical Society is both a historical and arts organization. The BHS focuses its efforts on the folk life and art presentations that include an original folk life play, a harvest and heritage celebration, a storytelling festival and other storytelling events.Lawrence Bowden, BHS president, said the year 2010 was an outstanding year for the traditional programming that the organization presents.“The 2010 Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival at the We Piddle Around Theater and the Trojan Center Theater was a great success even though one of our tellers was iced-in in Tulsa,” Bowden said. “Barbara McBride-Smith was unable to get here because of the weather but Donald Davis, Elizabeth Ellis and Kevin Kling filled her slot admirable. They were all outstanding as were the musicians who did the pre-shows. Both theaters were filled for all four concerts. The only way that it could have been better was if Barbara had been here.”The spring production of Alabama’s Official Folk Life Play, “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” was sold out at the We Piddle Around TheaterIn June, the BHS presented its annual June Bugging ladies luncheon and supper show featuring Barbara McBride-Smith in “Hello Ricky Nelson, Goodbye Heart.”“In October, the 19th Annual Peanut Butter Festival was Brundidge’s ‘Small Town Downtown’ event and we had one of the largest crowds ever for our harvest and heritage celebration,” Bowden said. “In November, we had our fall production of ‘Come Home’ and were fortunate again to sell it out. In both the spring and fall productions, we had several new cast members and new musicians and they all did an outstanding job, as did everyone.”In December Andy Offutt Irwin returned to the We Piddle Around Theater for the annual Chili Country Christmas shows and, as always, Irwin is a crowd pleaser.“We had a successful 2010 season and, although money is tight, were have tried to be conservative in the past and, hopefully, we will be able to continue with our programs as we have in the past.”Bowden said the BHS will announce its 2011 Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival lineup in the next few days.“We’ll continue with our spring and fall productions of ‘Come Home,’ the June and December storytelling events and the Peanut Butter Festival,” he said. “And, if we think of something else to do, we’ll try to do that, too.”The Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center/ Johnson Center for the Arts is the newest arts organization but it hit the ground running and hasn’t slowed down a step in more than two years.Led by Richard Metzger, executive director, the “Center” has quickly gained a name for itself all across the state and beyond for the outstanding year around arts exhibitions.The year 2010 was a busy and highly successful one beginning with the Alabama Clay Conference Presenters Exhibition, which was held in conjunction with the Alabama Clay Conference at Troy University in January.Wiley White, Center development director, said the reception honoring the four participating clay artists was a packed-house event.“The exhibition was outstanding and having the artists available to talk about their works was an incredible opportunity,” White said.In April, the winner of the TroyFest Best of Show, Anouk Gunter of Enterprise, was the featured artist. In the back gallery, the children’s art from the Troy City School was on exhibit.“In May, June and July, the Johnson Center was the host gallery for the 69th Annual Juried Watercolor Society of Alabama Exhibition,” White said. “This was a really big deal for us because it featured the works of more than 100 watercolor artists from across the state. The works were submitted and juried by Marilyn Phillis of West Virginia for the show. In the downstairs gallery, Sandra Hicks’ Montgomery landscapes were exhibited and it was a great show.”The “Looking Through the Lens: 100 Years of Photography” featuring the photography of Holman Johnson of Troy and D.L. Hightower of Clayton celebrated the 100 years of the former Troy Post Office which is now the home of the Johnson Center for the Arts.The Christmas tree extravaganza is an annual show at the Johnson Center and was especially popular this year because the several of the trees were decorated by school children and for children.White said the year 2011 is going to be a banner year for the Johnson Center and will get off to a tremendous start with the Artists of Montgomery exhibition January through March.“This show will feature the works of 100 prominent Montgomery artists,” she said. “Chris Beck, the winner of the TroyFest Best of Show Award will be the featured artist in the spring,” White said. “In June and July, the sculptures of two outstanding local artists, Duane Paxson of Troy and Larry Godwin of Brundidge, will be featured in the ‘2 Men in 3D,’ exhibit.”Then, in August will come the “biggie” – the “Celebration of Contemporary Art in Alabama: The Biennial.”“This exhibition will feature the artwork of 90 Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship Award winners,” White said. “The fellowship awards are very prestigious and highly coveted awards.”Two falls ago, the Johnson Center brought together, for the first time, a large number of state arts council Fellowship awards winners and the show was extremely successful.“This time it will be an even bigger deal because of the large number of artists participating and the exceptional quality of their work,” White said. “The Johnson Center has become the showplace for Alabama artists to present their work and we are very excited about that and the future possibilities that it holds.” “At the beginning of the year, as chair of the patrons’ drive, I was a little worried because proration cut into our funding from the local and state levels,” said Elaine Blair. “It seems that proration is a never-ending cycle. But our patrons’ drive is most important in providing us with the funds that we need to offer a calendar year of outstanding programming. Again our patrons came through.”In September, the TAC presented Billy Jonas, who makes music with almost anything that can be retrieved from a dump pile.“Billy Jonas kicked off our season and he was a fabulous success,” Blair said. “He was a huge success with the schools, too, and we need to look to doing more for the schools because the school art programs are being hit with cuts as well.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell “Yesterday and Today” was the TAC offering in October. Blair said the Beatle-type singers were a lot of fun.“They didn’t look like the Beatles and didn’t sound like them but they were the Beatles re-incarnated. It was an audience participation program and some members of the audience seemed to have gone back to the early years of the Beatles to try and stump them. But, they knew every request that was thrown at them.”The Lily Kai Chinese Dance troupe took the stage in November and their performance was “simply beautiful.”“And Shelia Jackson and Company was an amazing performance,” Blair said. “We all know what an incredible voice Shelia has but she is not just a singer. Shelia is a performer. She doesn’t just get up and sing. She performs. The entire show was outstanding – the dancers, backup singers and the musicians.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Members of the cast perform a scene during the final rehearsal of “The Drowsy Chaperone” at the Troy University Trojan Center Theater. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning)Pike County has become a mecca for the arts in Southeast Alabama.The Troy Arts Council, Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center and Brundidge Historical Society are community organizations that provide outstanding arts entertainment for the Pike County area throughout the year.The Troy Arts Council, the granddaddy of local arts organizations at almost 40 years, had a banner year in 2010 even though funding was a major concern going into the year. Sponsored Content Print Article Year in Review: The Arts You Might Like Senior Center seeks year-end donations Thinking about the Colley Senior Complex in Troy when ringing out the old year could keep a jingle in one’s… read more Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 6:13 pm Monday, December 27, 2010 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more