Ali Omid arrested

first_img May 10, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ali Omid arrested Organisation RSF_en Newscenter_img The authorities arrested Ali Omid, the moderator of an online forum. He was released 12 days later but was reportedly still facing prosecution. Help by sharing this informationlast_img

Commission on Status of Women to Select Officers at Annual Meeting

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s Commission on the Status of Women will choose new officers during a special annual meeting online at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5.During the meeting on Zoom, commissioners will also review and approve their year-end report of accomplishments and establish a work plan for the coming fiscal year.The commission advises the City Council on the special needs and concerns of women of all ages, races, religions, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and economic and social circumstances.Members of the public are encouraged to participate by visiting or by calling (669) 900-6833 and using the Webinar ID 833 7293 2162.Public comments may be submitted in advance by email to [email protected] Comments submitted this way will be provided to the members of the body and become part of the meeting record, but will not be read aloud. Letters may be submitted through Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Community News Commission on Status of Women to Select Officers at Annual Meeting STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, August 3, 2020 | 4:59 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Top of the News Business News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Man charged with murder of Limerick mother

first_imgNewsMan charged with murder of Limerick motherBy Staff Reporter – April 1, 2015 630 A 41-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Limerick woman Margot Seery in 1994.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Howard Kelly, with an address at Osprey Apartments, Naas, Co. Kildare was arrested last Friday morning in the Kimmage area of Dublin before being brought to court.He was brought to Rathmines Garda station where he was charged with the murder of Margot Seery at Kenilworth Square in Dublin on October 8, 1994. Ms Seery was 49 at the time of her death.Kelly appeared before Judge Michael Walsh at Dublin District Court as Detective Garda Gabriel Duffy indicated that the matter would proceed by way of trial on indictment and that the book of evidence had yet to be completed.Given the nature of the charge, Judge Walsh said he would remand the defendant in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court next week. Bail can only be adjudicated on by the High Court.Granting free legal aid, the Judge said he was taking account of the fact that defence solicitor Stephen Walsh said that Mr Kelly “has mental health difficulties” and he ordered that all medical assistance should be granted to the accused while in custody.The body of Margot Seery was exhumed from Rathkeale Cemetery on September 16, 2014 and taken to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem examination was performed by deputy State pathologist, Dr Michael Curtis.Following the post-mortem examination, the remains were re-interred and a man was arrested and questioned in relation to the death. A file was then prepared for the DPP which subsequently led to the charges being made against Howard Kelly. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April TAGSfeaturedmargot seery First Irish death from Coronavirus Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended WhatsApp Linkedin Print No vaccines in Limerick yet center_img Previous articleLaunch night for Limerick Film Festival 2015Next articleCraft your network at ‘Business After Hours’ Chamber event Staff Reporter Email Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement Facebook Twitter Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

DUP’s decision making on Covid-19 restrictions branded irresponsible

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DUP’s decision making on Covid-19 restrictions branded irresponsible Mark DurkanA former Northern Ireland deputy first minister has accused the DUP of using a form of ‘coercive control’ to get agreement on Covid-19 restrictions.Parties voted to extend the North’s four week circuit-break lockdown by a further week, but only after days of negotiations during which a number of proposals were vetoed by the DUP.11 new Covid related deaths and 607 new cases of the virus were confirmed there yesterday.Former Deputy First Minister and SDLP leader, Mark Durkan, says the DUP’s use of a cross-community voting mechanism was ‘downright irresponsible’:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleCMO believes Covid incidence rate can be reduced furtherNext articleKevin Cassidy and Joe Duffy take over from Mervyn O’Donnell at Gaoth Dobhair News Highland Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Facebook By News Highland – November 14, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

HR strategy forum

first_img Previous Article Next Article HR strategy forumOn 22 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today The dilemma: I am the new HR director of the European divisionof a US-owned specialist technology training consultancy. Globally, thebusiness has grown by 70 per cent per annum in the last three years, but growthin the European division has been static. I have been recruited to help turnthe business around. The parent company hopes to float the company on the Nasdaq next year, butcannot do so until the European division, the second largest in the group, hasbeen restored to rapid, profitable growth. There are a number of barriers tosuccess. While the quality of our delivery is exceptional and customers alwaysrecommend us, we have no organised sales processes or capability within thebusiness. There is no dedicated sales organisation, and sales efforts are typicallyreactive, with operational project managers following up leads as and when theysurface. As a result, the organisation struggles to drive sales growth in aconsistent pipeline, and finds it difficult to forecast accurately. Although weoffer interesting work and good opportunities for global travel, staff turnoveramong fee-earning consultants is at about 40 per cent. They are beingconsistently poached by bigger, generalist consultancies. These organisationssee technology training as a small but profitable sideline that can be boltedon to their core business of enterprise-wide systems implementation. They areperceived as higher status employers, offering opportunities for trainingconsultants to move into lucrative programming work. Recruitment is an ongoing problem. It is fully devolved to line managers,and recruitment costs are spiralling out of control as we try to backfillresignations on time-critical projects. We are struggling to maintain promisedstaffing levels on existing projects, and I am worried that as we move into agrowth situation we will not be able to staff new projects. What strategicsteps should I be considering? Solution 1 by Neil Roden, HR director, Royal Bank of Scotland The European operation has some key strategic HR issues to address to meetits business goals. Particularly the effectiveness of the sales team, retentionof good staff, cost control and possibly morale. Step 1 Board buy-in: Review the business case with the European boardto ensure a common understanding of and buy-in to the business goals,priorities and issues for the European operation. Agree the need to quicklydevelop a transformational people strategy that supports these business goalsby addressing key issues such as sales structure, resourcing, retention andemployee attraction costs. Step 2 Address key strategic HR issues: Review the organisationalstructure in the sales team – consider appointing a head of sales to drive theteam forward. There is a need to introduce better sales processes, embed asales culture and recruit a proactive, qualified team. This is crucial todelivering rapid growth. Step 3 The organisation is losing significant numbers of staff. Reviewyour internal resourcing and development strategy to address 40 per centturnover, retain good employees and ensure the appropriate staffing of roles.Establish an attraction strategy that communicates your employee propositionand is underpinned by revised recruitment processes. Consider training managersin conducting structured interviews.  Addressthe spiralling recruitment costs through key supplier relationships andnegotiated rates.  With 40 per centturnover and low profitability, there may be a morale dip that needs to beunderstood and addressed. Step 4 Agree an implementation plan: Once you have identified the keyissues and your proposed actions, you need to review them with the board andagree on how you plan to implement them. It is essential your strategytranslates into business performance measures, such as increased income orreduced cost, and not just intangibles. Step 5 Communicate and mobilise: This is something you need to dowith the board’s agreement. To succeed, staff will need to be engaged in thetransformation of the business. They need to know what it is, have clear goalsto strive for, and understand what they need to do to deliver it. Maximise theavailable communication channels and ensure there is opportunity for two-waycommunication. Solution 2 by Louise Allen, director, LA Partners Step 1 Differentiate between short- and long-term priorities: Becausethe performance of the European business is an essential part of a widerstrategy to float on Nasdaq, there will be tremendous pressure on the HRdirector and European managing director to make changes very quickly.Therefore, a short-term strategy will be essential. This must be balanced bydeveloping a longer-term strategic response in tandem. Step 2 Short-term – refocus on sales: This should be your immediatepriority. The business has a reputation for good work, so this could become theunique selling point for winning future business. Work with the sales directorand sales team to review where and how they have been successful in the past(and where not). Harness this information to create a revitalised salesprocess. Start with the core client base, targeting the sales force to takeadvantage of repeat business, expanding from there. Step 3 Short-term – performance management: Examine the performancemanagement system – how are targets set; are accountabilities clear; who arethe good performers; are they recognised and rewarded as such? Overhaul thesystem to ensure clarity of business goals/sales targets and ensure regularhigh quality reviews take place. Identify and single out the high achievers forspecial recognition and reward. Celebrate success. Step 4 Short-term – leadership issues: The shortage of goodconsultants is seriously inhibiting business performance. Revisit why so manyare leaving. What key issues can be reversed quickly, for example, pay,benefits, bonuses, and so on? Make a strategic decision to invest in thosepractices that are essential to stem the losses. If there is a lack of moraleor motivation, consider the quality of management among the sales team. Isthere a leadership issue to be addressed? Step 5 Longer term – develop strategies for recruiting and growing atalent base: For example, can candidates be sourced and groomed once theyhave graduated? Other issues appear to centre on the quality of leadership,direction, focus and structure. It will take more time and effort to resolvethese issues. It is essential to ensure that these issues are are prioritisedin line with business growth targets, so that appropriate investment is made available.It is a people business after all. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Arctic Terns Sterna paradisaea from the Netherlands migrate record distances across three oceans to Wilkes Land, East Antarctica

first_imgArctic Terns Sterna paradisaea have an exceptionally long-distance migration, annually travelling back and forth between the Arctic and the Antarctic. Birds from Greenland, Iceland and the USA were recently found to spend most of the non-breeding period in the Weddell Sea, a small part of the large Antarctic range of Arctic Terns. Based on ring recoveries and sightings of West European Arctic Terns in the Indian Ocean and Australian waters, we expected that terns from The Netherlands (the southern limit of the breeding range) inhabit different Antarctic regions during the non-breeding season to their conspecifics from Greenland. To find out, geolocators were deployed on seven Arctic Terns captured on the nest in 2011 in The Netherlands. All birds were recaptured in 2012 and five devices yielded information on migration routes. The tracked terns spent on average 273 ± 7 days away from The Netherlands, and visited known staging areas in the North Atlantic and the Benguela Current, on both the outward and return journey. Similar tracks were observed in the terns from Greenland. However, hereafter the terns from The Netherlands moved to a previously unknown staging area in the central Indian Ocean, between 20–40°N and 65–100°E, and spent most of the non-breeding season in the Southern Ocean between 35–150°E. One bird migrated as far as New Zealand. Eventually, all five birds spent the austral summer in Wilkes Land, Antarctica, before flying back to the breeding colonies with a small detour to the same North Atlantic staging area they visited on their southward migration. The total travel distance in the course of the non-breeding period was 90,000 ± 2000 km, which substantially exceeds previous estimates for this species. Our study revealed new offshore staging areas and a yet unknown route through three different oceans, the longest bird migration described thus far.last_img read more

KA crossing lethal

first_imgOxford City Council has still not reviewed the junction outside the Kings Arms, despite the death of a student there in 2007.As a result, a motion for road safety outside the Kings Arms has been passed without opposition at this week’s OUSU council. It proposed an urgent review into the safety of the junction, and suggested a pedestrian crossing be installed, as well as road markings for cyclists.There is currently an online petition for the improvement of road user safety outside the Kings Arms, which has been signed by more than 680 people. The petition states that “Hundreds of road users every day have to double-guess each others actions and this can be fatal once again if someone is in a rush. The council must drop its excuses and act now.”The petition proposes an immediate installation of cyclist and pedestrian lights on the junction, as well as a new configuration of traffic lights sequence, which will ensure safety and peace of mind for all road users.The OUSU motion suggested that the petition should be promoted through local media in order to elicit action from the Council.It is also stated in the petition that the council spent time discussing with the university representatives ways of improving safety at the junction and decided on creating a space similar to the one in front of the Clarendon Centre, which would be incorporated into a major re-design of Broad Street.Leah Jesnick, a first-year at St Hugh’s student commented: “My friend almost got run over on that junction. It is very irresponsible of the Council to not have done anything about it.”Another student said “I always jump the lights in that junction. I know that it is dangerous but otherwise you have to wait for ages to be able to cross.”Oxford City Council released a statement which read, “Work to look at possible alterations for this junction is ongoing and the council is planning to go to a stakeholder consultation soon on an outline scheme, which includes removing traffic signals.”“The council has had to take into account Oxford University’s plans for major alterations to the Bodleian New Library on the north side of Broad Street to see how their plans will interact with ours.”There are also no provisions at the junction to assist people with disabilities.last_img read more

Revealed: Oxford’s addiction to study drugs

first_imgAccording to a Cherwell survey conducted over the past week and which received 662 responses, 15.6 per cent of students have knowingly taken Modafinil or another so-called ‘study drug’ without a prescription while studying at Oxford.Modafinil is used to treat disorders including narcolepsy and sleep apnea. It is a controlled substance in the US, and can only legally be obtained in the UK if prescribed by a doctor. Other study drugs include Ritalin and Adderall, both of which are used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).All three drugs are associated with enhanced performance when studying or working, and are often abused in order to achieve better results in high-pressure academic environments, like Oxford, Cambridge, or some American universities.Cherwell’s survey also found that of those who have knowingly taken Modafinil without a prescription, only 11.8 per cent had done so previous to arrival in Oxford. It is unclear the reason behind the spike upon arrival at Oxford, with increased access and greater pressure both possibly factors contributing to the rise in study drug abuse.A number of students who use study drugs illicitly, our results show, take them sporadically for both exam and work deadlines (43.2 per cent). The next largest segment of study drug users (25.9 per cent) only engage in their use before work deadlines. Study drug usage appears to be either engaged in covertly or only amongst certain populations of the student body, with just over half of respondents (53.2 per cent) answering that they knew other people studying at Oxford who had taken study drugs without a prescription.The percentage of students at Oxford who have taken study drugs non-medically is roughly in line with similar findings about non-medical study drug use at US universities, with a 2013 National Survey finding that about 15 per cent of college students aged 18-22 have taken Adderall without a prescription.There are significant risks often associated with study drug abuse, namely addiction and permanently impaired cognitive function. These effects, however, are unlikely to arise as a result of medical use.Dr Zahid Padamesy, Department of Psychology, told Cherwell that “in fact, some subjects seem to benefit from these drugs, whereas others are actually impaired. The subjects that seem to benefit the most from these drugs are those with relatively poor working memory and attention at baseline. In contrast, for subjects with already excellent working memory and attention skills, these drugs seem to impair task performance.”Padamesy also highlighted that the long-term effects of study drug abuse remain unclear. Ali Lennon, OUSU VP for Welfare and Equal Opportunities, made a similar comment, telling Cherwell, “While Modafinil has no particularly harmful short-term effects, we’re not entirely sure what the longterm repercussions are. And in addition to that, stronger smart drugs like Ritalin and Adderall are essentially low-grad amphetamines. For those persons who do not have ADHD and conditions that warrant the use of Ritalin, it can be quite damaging.”last_img read more


first_img CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM BUSINESS INSIDERBY AYLIN WOODWARD OF BUSINESS INSIDERA novel coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed at least 2,700 people and infected more than 80,000 others.Coronaviruses are zoonotic diseases, meaning they jump from animals to humans.The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan may have been the starting point of this outbreak. It was shuttered January 1.At many wet markets, meat, poultry, and seafood are sold alongside live animals for consumption.On February 24, China’s top legislature banned the buying, selling, and eating of wildlife. CORONAVIRUS INFORMATIONAL UPDATE FROM CNNFears about the continued spread of the coronavirus have taken a devastating toll on global markets. In the US, a stock market sell-off erased more than $2 trillion in wealth in a matter of days and sent the Dow plummeting 1,191 points yesterday, marking the biggest one-day drop in the index’s history. Asia Pacific markets, like Japan’s Nikkei and South Korea’s Kospi, have also steadily fallen. Experts say the virus, which has infected more than 83,000 and killed at least 2,800 worldwide, is ushering in an economic pandemic. Meanwhile, the coronavirus has reached sub-Saharan Africa, with the first reported case in Lagos, Nigeria. Lithuania, Belarus and New Zealand have also reported their first cases. In the US, California announced it is monitoring some 8,400 people for the virus. President Trump is trying to temper fears of a major US outbreak. “It’s going to disappear,” he said during a White House news conference. “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” Even as health officials warn the spread of the virus is all but inevitable, developments suggest the U.S. is underprepared for the threat. Diagnostic kits sent to local health providers aren’t working, and the CDC’s testing criteria meant an infected patient in California wasn’t screened for the coronavirus for days. Most cases are mild, which is good and bad news: A full recovery is common, but because the symptoms aren’t severe, those infected may be unknowingly spreading the virus. REUTERS FOOTNOTE: The above informational articles wasn’t derived from any DEBUNK social media outlet.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The stock market had one of its worst days since the financial crisis amid fears the economic fallout could be worse than previously expected. The S&P 500 index entered correction territory yesterday when it dropped 12% from a recent peak, and shares are projected to fall further when markets reopen this morning. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM REUTERS AND THE WALL STREET JOURNALcenter_img bullet  CORONAVIRUS  UPDATE FROM NEW YORK TIMES bullet THE LATEST: The World Health Organization now says the coronavirus has “pandemic potential.” The first case in sub-Saharan Africa was reported in Nigeria, the continent’s most populous country. In Asia, Japan is taking the drastic step of closing all schools for a month even though that country is not seeing a spike in cases. The northern California case continues to puzzle officials; the patient was apparently not tested for the virus for four days because she didn’t meet the narrow CDC testing criteria, having not recently traveled abroad. The state is now working to retrace her steps and contacts. NY TIMESlast_img read more

News story: British Antarctic Territory Government website

first_imgThe website provides all information relating to the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) Government in a single place. It includes the latest news and information, including details on: Find out more about the British Antarctic Territory on its website BAT is a wedge shaped sector of the Antarctic continent, with over 99% covered in a permanent ice sheet.With no native population, the BAT is administered in London by staff in the Polar Regions Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Presence in the Territory is provided by the British Antarctic Survey, the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust and the Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol vessel.The UK’s claim to this part of Antarctica is the oldest of any made on the continent. Under Article IV of the Antarctic Treaty 1959, all sovereignty claims to Antarctica are held in abeyance.center_img the overall strategy the BAT Government has for the Territory all the current legislation for the Territory consultations on any new or updates to legislation the Official Gazette detailing new legislation, orders and appointments how you can apply for project funding and information on some of the projects which have received funding how to get married the work of our stakeholderslast_img read more