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I could be wrong, but I think some of the hygiene habits we’ve developed over the last year will stick around long after we’ve all been vaccinated.Secondly, Reckitt Benckiser has traditionally been quite a defensive stock. If we were to see stock market volatility in the near future, RB may provide my portfolio with some protection (although there’s no guarantee it will do this).Of course, there are risks associated with Reckitt Benckiser shares. One is the fact the valuation is relatively high – the P/E ratio is about 20. If RB’s future performance is disappointing, the stock could fall. The company’s struggling nutrition division also adds risk to the investment case.Overall, however, I think the risk/reward proposition here is attractive. I’d be happy to buy this dividend stock for my portfolio today. Poised to benefit from the ageing populationA second FTSE 100 dividend stock I see appeal in as we begin February is Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN). It’s a leading medical technology company that manufactures joint replacements. It’s paid a dividend every year since 1937. Last year, it paid out 37.5 cents per share, which equates to a yield of about 1.7% at present.Smith & Nephew has been impacted negatively by the coronavirus. That’s because a lot of medical procedures have had to be postponed due to lockdowns. In the near term, conditions could remain challenging for the company while Covid-19 lingers.However, my view is that post-Covid-19, the company’s sales are likely to increase as elective medical procedures are resumed. And, looking further out, demand for the company’s products should be boosted by the world’s ageing population. By 2030, it’s expected that there will be 1.4bn people globally aged over 60 (up from 900m in 2015).This is another FTSE 100 stock that isn’t cheap. A forward-looking P/E ratio of 22 means there’s some valuation risk here. Further setbacks related to Covid-19 could see the stock fall. 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Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Bishop Elections, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Posted Aug 30, 2018 House of Bishops 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Nevada names three-person bishop nominee slate Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Nevada has announced a slate of nominees for election as the 11th bishop of Nevada.They are:The Rev. Lance Ousley, canon for stewardship and development, Diocese of Olympia, Washington, and priest-in-charge and head of school, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Kirkland, Washington;The Rev. Tara K. Soughers, interim priest, The Church of Our Savior, Somerset, Massachusetts;The Rev. Kirk A. Woodliff, rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sparks, Nevada.More information on the nominees is here.Nominations by petition can be made until is 5 p.m. Sept. 7. Information is here.The 11th bishop will succeed Bishop Dan Edwards who was elected Oct. 12, 2007. He succeeded Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who had been elected as the 26th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church June 18, 2006.The election is set for Dec. 1. After receiving the canonically consent of the majority the church’s diocesan standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction, the new bishop will be ordained and consecrated March 11, 2019. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL read more
“COPY” CopyHouses, Houses Interiors, Sustainability•Brazil Photographs Brazil Pindaibeiras Residence / Pablo Lanza Arquitetura + André Scarpa Pablo Lanza, André Scarpa, Rosário Pinho Save this picture!© André Scarpa+ 35Curated by Matheus Pereira Share CopyAbout this officePablo Lanza ArquiteturaOfficeFollowAndré ScarpaOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSustainabilityItuMetal StructureResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on August 29, 2019Cite: “Pindaibeiras Residence / Pablo Lanza Arquitetura + André Scarpa” [Residência Pindaibeiras / Pablo Lanza Arquitetura + André Scarpa] 29 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Landscape Architecture Projects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Anacleto, Aukot, Canalini, Hormigon CRDesign Team:Eugenia Arive, Rocío RealCity:City BellCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralRecommended ProductsLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAText description provided by the architects. The house “Chacra 93” is located in the suburbs of the city of La Plata, City Bell. On a 2,300 m² plot. The client asked us for a low-cost weekend house, which would later become her permanent home, so we chose to use raw materials and low maintenance. The use of exposed concrete predominates in walls, floors, ceilings, and fixed furniture. For the walls, vertical pine wood boards were used as formwork, which was then treated and used as exterior paneling.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!AxonometriccSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralThe house was designed from a pure volume of concrete, 24.00 m x 9.00 m, which is drilled and generates different situations that accompany the interior spaces and respond to the climatic conditions. This box is complete with a charred wood sunshade that protects the interior spaces and gives the house identity.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralWith an access hall, the house connects directly with the green spaces that characterize this project, and at the same time, it functions as a dividing axis for public and private spaces.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralA circulatory bellow parallel to the front provides privacy in relation to the street to the main spaces. While the back of the building is fluidly linked to the outside through a wide gallery.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralProject gallerySee allShow lessInglewood Courtyard House / Mark Odom StudioSelected ProjectsMESA Bar and Restaurant / Laura Mottin ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share “COPY” Photographs: Alejandro Peral Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyLandscape Architecture, Houses•City Bell, Argentina Save this picture!© Alejandro Peral+ 19Curated by Clara Ott Share House 93 / Estudio V2 Arquitectos “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953350/house-93-v2-arquitetos Clipboard Area: 180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Estudio V2 Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953350/house-93-v2-arquitetos Clipboard Year: Photographs ArchDaily Argentina 2020 House 93 / Estudio V2 ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse 93 / Estudio V2 Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeEstudio V2 ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsLandscape ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesCity BellOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on December 17, 2020Cite: “House 93 / Estudio V2 Arquitectos” [Chacra 93 / Estudio V2 Arquitectos] 17 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Andrew Van Heusden is a senior journalism and film-television-digital media major from Brighton, Michigan. He is looking forward to being the digital producer this semester for TCU Student Media. He claims to live in Moudy South throughout the weekdays; but if you can’t find him there, then be sure to try the local movie theaters or the Amon G. Carter Stadium. Andrew Van Heusden Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous articleCelebrity Dish (Ep. 01 – Kim Kardashian, Brangelina and more)Next articleTCU explores Indigenous People’s Day at inaugural symposium Andrew Van Heusden RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 13 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin print“Your Job is Recon” – Michaela Bradshaw on the third episode of SURVIVOR: Millennials vs. Gen. X, airing Wednesday, Oct. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS Entertainment ÃÂ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. A TCU alumna has already survived seven days in Fiji.Tonight, viewers will find out if Michaela Bradshaw made it through to next week’s episode of the CBS reality show “Survivor.”Bradshaw, 25, graduated TCU in 2012 with a degree in strategic communication. She is one of 20 castaways competing for the show’s $1 million prize. Bradshaw said in an email that after meeting many individuals who dream big, she decided to make her dream a reality.“After using the extra income from my business to accelerate paying off my student loans and building my nest egg, I decided to chase my own dream of breaking into the entertainment industry by competing on Survivor,” Bradshaw said.She applied for the show in the fall of 2015 and was selected to be a contestant in March 2016. Filming began about a month after she was casted.Michaela Bradshaw on the second episode of SURVIVOR: Millennials vs. Gen. X, airing Wednesday, Sept. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Robert Voets/CBS Entertainment ÃÂ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.This season’s theme is “Millennials vs. Gen X” and Bradshaw, among nine others, were placed on the millennial tribe. Some of her tribe mates include a snowboard instructor, a bartender and a high-school student.She wrote that some of her key millennial characteristics are nature and spirit of adventure. In the premiere episode her tribe won the first immunity challenge, but they lost the immunity challenge in the second episode and were forced to eliminate a member.Although she couldn’t say how she did on “Survivor,” in terms of her experiences with tribe members: “Of course there were challenges interacting with tribe mates, but my mentors always say ‘the more problems you solve, the more money you make.’”While the show was being recorded, Cyclone Zena struck and eventually forced the castaways to evacuate. Bradshaw said the experience was something even television couldn’t fully capture.“I was literally drenched, freezing, sitting in mud, surrounded by strangers, and getting bitten by ants for 15 hours straight without any idea as to how to get out of the situation,” Bradshaw said. She said that spending the night in the storm was difficult, but it allowed her to become stronger.“I just told myself, ‘if you make it through this night, Michaela, you can make it through anything,’” she said.Bradshaw said that her experience on the show gave her a broader perspective.“Since the show, I notice myself evaluating the value of each person in my life,” she said. “I make a point to prioritize connecting with people who bring positive energy and distancing myself from people who carry negative energy.”She also said she has enjoyed watching the experience happen on television. “It’s like I finally get to share the highlights of an experience that was so secretive and lonesome with the people I love most,” Bradshaw said. Moving forward with the show, Bradshaw said viewers can expect her to be determined, ambitious, honest and competitive.New episodes of “Survivor” air Wednesdays at 7 p.m. CST. Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14 “Your Job is Recon” – Michaela Bradshaw on the third episode of SURVIVOR: Millennials vs. Gen. X, airing Wednesday, Oct. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS Entertainment ÃÂ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ReddIt Twitter Facebook TAGSphotos Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 15 – Parts 1 & 2 + posts ReddIt Linkedin Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook read more
News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information May 3, 2021 Find out more March 11, 2021 Find out more June 1, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s defence lawyer tells appeal hearing his client was tortured AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Organisation Follow the news on Afghanistan to go further Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, a young journalist who has been under sentence of death since January on a blasphemy charge, was physically mistreated by the security services in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif to get him to confess, his lawyer, Mohamad Afzal Nuristani, told an appeal hearing today in Kabul.Nuristani also said Kambakhsh’s trial in Mazar-i-Sharif was marred by irregularities, including the fact that he was not represented by a lawyer. The appeal court judge adjourned the hearing pending the results of forensic and internal investigations into the allegations of mistreatment, and ordered Kambakhsh transferred to a hospital for examination. “Kambakhsh should be examined and released in the light of these new facts revealed by the defence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “What with confessions extracted under torture – an unjust procedure – and the constant pressure, everything indicates that the trial that resulted in Kambakhsh being sentenced to death did not respect the basic principles of Afghan due process. The judicial authorities should take note of this.”Kambakhsh is exhausted by seven months of detention and Reporters Without Borders is extremely worried about his state of health. Several sources have told the press freedom organisation that he has psychological problems and his brother, fellow journalist, Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi, said: “His mind wanders when he speaks and he has lost more than 10 kilos.”The judge began today’s appeal hearing by taking nearly an hour to read to the court the controversial online article that Kambakhsh allegedly printed and distributed. Then Nuristani outlined the grounds for overturning his client’s death sentence, including the injuries to the nose and hand he sustained during interrogation by intelligence service agents. Nuristani requested an investigation and a medical examination of Kambakhsh. This was accepted by the judge, who ordered his transfer to a Kabul hospital. Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says News read more
FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Conflicts of interestJudicial harassmentEconomic pressureWhistleblowersViolence Receive email alerts News April 26, 2017 France’s deceptive rise in the Press Freedom Index June 2, 2021 Find out more France is ranked 39th in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index, six places higher than a year ago, although the situation of its journalists is far from being any better. In fact, the past year in France has been marked by repeated attacks on the media during the presidential election campaign, a tendency for media ownership to become ever more concentrated, and more conflicts of interest threatening editorial independence.France’s rise in the Index is attributable solely to a “bounce-back” effect after its sharp fall following the 2015 massacre at the Paris-based satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. It has recovered the position it had in 2014 and is now ranked just above the United Kingdom (down 2 at 40th) and the United States (down 2 at 43rd). It is far behind Germany (16th).Exceptional violence during election campaignThe election campaign has seen attacks of unusual intensity on French journalists and media outlets. They were subjected to increasingly violent verbal abuse for several weeks by both politicians and members of the public. It included death threats against three media outlets – Mediapart, Le Canard Enchaîné and Le Journal du Dimanche – that had published damaging revelations.“Criticism of the media in general and journalistic practices is obviously legitimate,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Unfortunately many political leaders have gone much further in making disgraceful and dangerous allegations that call into question media independence, freely exercised journalism and pluralism.” The past year has also seen an increase in police violence against reporters that peaked during protests against the government’s labour reform law in April and May 2016. There were many examples of the freedom to inform being obstructed, all of them unworthy of a democracy. Videos showed that people filming or photographing demonstrations were deliberately beaten. Reporters said their press armbands turned them into targets instead of protecting them. Journalists’ hopes were raised by a new law increasing protection for sources, which had been promised by President François Hollande. But the law’s protections were struck down by the Constitutional Council, which decided they were too restrictive. As a result, the legislation still in effect is the 2010 Dati Law, which falls far short of providing adequate protection. RSF deplored this setback and urged parliamentarians to quickly draft new legislation so that journalists’ sources could at last have proper legal protection in France.Independence under attackA handful of billionaires have tightened their grip on the French media, making certain press groups even more dependent on the centres of economic power. The threat of conflicts of interest has never been so great, undermining journalistic independence even more.Billionaire businessman Vincent Bolloré has never hidden his intention to influence the editorial content of the media outlets owned by his company Vivendi. But the effects of high-handed management meddling on media independence were never so starkly illustrated as when his TV channel, Canal +, censored a report about Crédit Mutuel, a bank run by one of his friends, dropped an irreverent highlights programme called “Le Zapping” and finally also dropped its leading investigative reporting programme, “Spécial Investigation.” Journalists at the 24-hour TV news channel iTélé (since replaced by CNews) staged the second-longest strike in the broadcasting sector since May 68 in a bid to defend their editorial independence and ethical journalism. But they were outgunned and the bitter dispute ended with the departure of around 100 of the channel’s employees.“The concentration of most of the leading media in the hands of just a few owners is a more crucial issue than ever,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union desk. “The next president must address the threats to editorial independence and must ensure that binding provisions are adopted in order to revive the public’s trust in those who provide them with news and information. Investigative and editorial journalism needs to able to be expand within the media, instead of being limited to the few outlets that have so far escaped the influence of the oligarchs.”During the presidential campaign, RSF submitted five recommendations to the candidates and called on the future president to give a firm undertaking to ensure that the level of guarantees for media freedom and independence in France were those of a leading democracy.The five recommendations: Combat the tendency for media ownership to be concentrated in ever fewer hands and ensure that media ownership is transparent. Ensure that a new law is adopted protecting the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. Combat abusive judicial proceedings against journalists. Adopt legislation penalizing insider influence on news coverage. Facilitate and extend the public’s right of access to state documents. Published annually by RSF since 2002, the World Press Freedom Index measures the level of freedom available to journalists in 180 countries using the following criteria – pluralism, media independence, media environment and self-censorship, legislative environment, transparency, infrastructure, and abuses. to go further News Follow the news on France RSF_en “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Help by sharing this information News June 4, 2021 Find out more News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Organisation May 10, 2021 Find out more RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Conflicts of interestJudicial harassmentEconomic pressureWhistleblowersViolence read more
to go further Organisation RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Israel Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists IsraelMiddle East – North Africa It also said: “In this case, the documents involved shed a vital light on the way the IDF was operating … This is not about endangering the country’s security. It is just a question of exercising one’s right to information about a state entity.”During her military service between 2005 and 2007, Kam, an online journalist, photocopied classified military documents about abuses by Israeli forces in the Israeli-occupied territories and passed them on to Blau.Beginning in late 2008, Blau used these documents as the basis for several articles for his newspaper Haaretz, all of which were approved by the military censors, as required by Israeli law. One of the articles, published in November 2008, said the IDF had violated a Supreme Court decision by carrying out targeted killings of Palestinian militants who could have been arrested.Kam was sentenced to four-and-a-half-years’ imprisonment on 30 October last year. She is currently in jail.Photo: Tal Cohen Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders has deep reservations about yesterday’s announcement that a deal has been struck between the Tel Aviv district attorney and Haaretz reporter Uri Blau under which Blau will plead guilty to illegally possessing classified documents in exchange for a sentence of four months of community service.“While we are relieved that Blau will avoid a prison sentence that could have been as much as seven years under article 113-c of the penal code, this plea bargain is highly questionable and we reiterate our call for the withdrawal of all the charges against Blau,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Four months of community service is obviously a much less severe sentence but it still constitutes a serious violation of media freedom and sends a warning to journalists. They now know they will be taking a risk if they base a story on confidential documents. At the same time, the excessive secrecy of the Israeli military and security apparatus makes proper reporting impossible without use of classified documents.”According to Agence France Presse (AFP), Blau will plead guilty to “possession of secret information without intending to harm state security.” He received the classified documents, about illegal activity by the Israel Defence Forces in the Occupied Territories, from Anat Kamm, a young woman who was sentenced on 30 October 2011 to four and a half years in prison (plus 18 months suspended) for copying them while she was doing military service. Blau used them for story published on 4 December 2008———————————-30.05.2012 : Journalist could face seven-year sentence for having secret documents Read in Arabic (بالعربية) June 3, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information May 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts 06.07.2012 – Haaretz reporter reaches plea bargain with Tel Aviv district attorney News Reporters Without Borders is highly disturbed by the Israeli attorney general’s announcement that the Haaretz journalist Uri Blau will be indicted for “holding classified information without authorisation and without intention to harm the security of the state”. He could face up to seven years’ imprisonment under article 113-c of the criminal code.“These proceedings, like the conviction of Anat Kam in October 2011, are a clear warning to all journalists who use confidential documents as the basis for their reporting,” the press freedom organization said.“It is a worrying sign for freedom of the press in Israel. We repeat our request for the charges against Uri Blau to be dropped.The attorney general, Yehuda Weinstein, said in a statement: “Blau held, knowingly and without supervision, hundreds and thousands of documents classified as ‘secret’ and ‘top secret,’ which were stolen from the Central Command by the soldier Anat Kam, and he violated his obligation – and later his obligation before the state authorities – to stop holding them…”In a letter to the attorney general on 3 November last year, Reporters Without Borders wrote: “Investigative journalists are the cornerstone of transparency, which is essential if a society is to function in a democratic manner. They provide a vital service. Convicting him would do grave harm to the free flow of news and information.” WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders notes that a Tel Aviv court today approved the plea bargain that Haaretz reporter Uri Blau reached with the district attorney on 5 July under which he pleaded guilty to illegally possessing classified documents in exchange for a sentence of four months of community service.Blau, who will begin serving the sentence on 11 September, could have received a sentence of up to seven years in prison under article 113-c of the penal code on a charge of “illegal possession of classified information without intending to harm state security.” “The judge’s approval of the deal reached with the district attorney is a big relief and will allow Uri Blau to avoid jail time,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It ends the criminal proceedings against Blau that began in 2009 but his conviction still constitutes a flagrant violation of freedom of information in a democratic country.”We hope this decision will have positive impact on the decision that the supreme court reaches in response to Anat Kam’s request for a review of the four-and-a-half-year jail sentence she is serving in Neve Tirza prison.” Kam was the source of the classified Israel Defence Forces documents that Blau used for several stories.Blau told Reporters Without Borders he was “relieved, especially as the judge, when issuing his ruling, said some very strong words on the importance of investigative journalism in a democracy.” He added that he hoped that Kam’s petition would receive a favourable response.———- September 3, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tel Aviv court approves Uri Blau’s plea bargain with district attorney News Related documents 120706_coupablemaislibre_ar.docx-2.pdfPDF – 170.87 KB May 16, 2021 Find out more read more
More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. Real Estate Corner Pasadena Home Prices Have Increased at Different Rates, Depending on the Neighborhood You Live In By CYNTHIA TILLEMAN Published on Monday, February 25, 2013 | 12:41 pm Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment The average price per square foot for Pasadena is approximately $401.00 an increase of 14.6% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes from November 2012 to January 2013 was $525,000 bases on 370 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 11.9% or $56,000, and the number of home sales increased 7.9% there are approximately 347 resale and new homes on the market in Pasadena, as well as approximately 395 homes in pre-foreclosure, or bank owned.The average listing price for homes in Pasadena was $955,786 for the week ending February 13th, which is a 4.7% or $43,269 increase compared to the week before.Some of the most popular neighborhoods include:North central average list prices of $490,647, up 10.1%South arroyo, average list price, $1,026,726, up 12.6%South Pasadena, average list price, $1,181.333382 up 11.8%Mid central, average list price, $624,488 down 4.9%East Pasadena, average list price, $1,368,000 down 15.4%Please Call Today For a Free Home EvaluationCynthia Tilleman, Realtor897 Granite Drive, Pasadena CA 91001(626) 825-0161Â / (626) 639-1676Twitter.com/cynthiaskornerwww.pasadenahomesbycynthia.com Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty read more
STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 94 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it A front-facing portrait of VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), a ventilator designed and built by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechBrazil recently approved a ventilator specially designed by Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers to treat COVID-19 patients, JPL announced Monday.NASA and JPL announced the invention of the Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally, or VITAL, in late-April. It had received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in late-March after being conceived, designed, and built in 37 days, according to JPL.Twenty-eight manufacturers have since been licensed to produce the device. And with Monday’s announcement, Anvisa, Brazil’s counterpart to the FDA, Brazil is on track to begin making the potential life-saving machines, in partnership with a medical device manufacturer and a nonprofit research and development institution, JPL said in a written statement.Leon Alkalai, JPL officer of strategic partnerships and VITAL project manager, said he was glad to see the work being put to good use.“Our team is delighted to see how quickly the Brazilian licensees were able to replicate our prototype design, upgrade it where necessary, and also obtain local regulatory approval,” Alkali said. “They did so in record time and we are truly impressed with how quickly they were able to master the art and even improve on the design.”NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine commended the JPL engineers who designed and built VITAL.“Throughout its history, NASA’s missions to explore off Earth have benefited life on Earth and provided a means through which the United States has been able to strengthen relationships globally,” Bridenstine said. “During these difficult times, we are particularly proud that the unparalleled expertise, abilities, and passion of our workforce will aid other countries in their response to the coronavirus pandemic.”The initial design of the new ventilation system, as it is being employed in Brazil, uses a pneumatic pump to circulate air into the ventilator and was tested at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City“A modified design that relies on an air compressor could be deployed by a greater range of hospitals was tested at the UCLA Simulation Center in Los Angeles before also receiving a ventilator Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA,” according to the JPL statement.“Several other manufacturers around the world are far along in their own efforts to bring to market a version of the ventilator, with JPL providing technical guidance,” the statement added.“Throughout its history, NASA’s missions to explore off Earth have benefited life on Earth and provided a means through which the United States has been able to strengthen relationships globally,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “During these difficult times, we are particularly proud that the unparalleled expertise, abilities, and passion of our workforce will aid other countries in their response to the coronavirus pandemic.”The ventilator prototype was designed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, where spacecraft engineers felt compelled to contribute their know-how to address the pandemic. In just 37 days, they completed a functional prototype of VITAL, which received emergency use authorization from the FDA on March 24.JPL ultimately created two versions of VITAL – a pneumatic version and another using compressed air. The CIMATEC/Russer version is based on the pneumatic version. With one-seventh the parts of a traditional ventilator, both versions models rely on parts readily available in supply chains to avoid competing for components required for traditional ventilators.Designed specifically for the needs of COVID-19 patients, rather than the wide range of ailments treated with traditional ventilators, VITAL is simpler to build and more affordable. The CIMATEC/Russer model – which goes by the acronym VIDA, or “life” in Portuguese – will be available at a fraction of the cost of a traditional ventilator.“This device benefits Brazil in multiple ways,” said CIMATEC Director Leone Andrade. “It can help Brazilians combat the virus while also providing an opportunity for industry.”The 28 VITAL licensees were selected from 100 applicants based on their ability to manufacture and deliver the ventilator. Several other manufacturers around the world are far along in their own efforts to bring to market a version of the ventilator, with JPL providing technical guidance.For more information about NASA’s work in fighting COVID-19, visit https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7733 Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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