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According to the deal concerning production in April, Russia could increase its production by 130,000 barrels per day, and Kazakhstan could increase its production by 20,000 barrels per day.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…Given how much oil prices have rallied since November, many in the market expected OPEC+ to increase production more meaningfully. Saudi Arabia also committed to extending its voluntary 1m per day production cut into April too (although it’s not clear what will happen after that).With the OPEC+ decision, it seems the oil ministers want to see more signs of a demand recovery for oil, a commodity that the pandemic has negatively affected. Due mainly to the coronavirus outbreak, demand for oil fell by around 9.8m barrels a day last year as lockdowns and economic weakness weighed on the commodity.With the various vaccine rollouts and China’s economy growing rather quickly, however, analysts expect a different outcome for this year. Specifically, OPEC+ sees demand rising by 5.79m per day to around 96.05m barrels per day for 2021.How I reckon the decision affects BPDue to the surprise OPEC+ decision, oil prices rose even further (at least initially). Given that BP generally makes more money if oil prices increase, I reckon the oil giant should benefit as a result. I think the decision could also help the BP share price, at least in the near term.With that said, the OPEC+ decision isn’t permanent. OPEC+ will meet again in the beginning of next month to debate May production levels. Many OPEC+ countries have incentive to produce more oil if the commodity price is higher so it remains to be seen how long they can agree to hold production low.Despite the rally, the price of oil is still highly uncertain as well. Electric vehicle adoption and government mandates for lower carbon emissions are clear headwinds. In early March, Volvo became the latest company to announce a goal of going all electric in the future. Volvo Cars chief technology officer Henrik Green said, “There is no long-term future for cars with an internal combustion engine. We are firmly committed to becoming an electric-only car maker and the transition should happen by 2030“.If oil prices decline, the BP share price might not do well.The BP share price: what I’d doI’d buy and hold the stock given the current BP share price.Although I don’t know what will happen to the price of oil, I think BP management will succeed in its green transition. 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Brooklyn, N.Y.July 18 — Outrage over the unchecked police killing of people of color continues throughout the U.S. Militant protests surged in July after Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota were killed by cops. According to the Washington Post, Castile was the 123rd Black person killed by police in the U.S. during 2016. Despite attempts to demonize and criminalize the Black Lives Matter movement after police were shot in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., the BLM movement is marching on, with growing community, labor and multinational support.Baton RougeThe Baton Rouge community where Alton Sterling was killed by cops on July 5 is under siege by militarized police. The Black working-class community continues to resist. Marie Flowers, at neighborhood protests with her 12-year-old son, said, “Black boys are being killed and this is just the culmination of what has been going on for decades.” (tinyurl.com/hwtkmk7)Following the influx of Black New Orleans residents after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Baton Rouge police “were under orders to be so hard” that evacuees would not settle in the city. Local cops were later publicly exposed as “engaging in racially motivated enforcement, physically abusing prisoners, and stopping, questioning and searching people without any legal justification.” (Times Picayune, July 6)On July 10, police attacked people who were peacefully protesting Sterling’s death, ordering them to disperse but then preventing them from doing so. According to a recently filed American Civil Liberties Union suit, the cops “used excessive force, pointed live automatic weapons at protesters, arrested legal observers and journalists without probable cause, and subjected protesters to indiscriminate mass arrest — all to intimidate them from protesting excessive force in the future.” (tinyurl.com/zydpbon)When protesters took shelter at a private home, invited by the woman living there, a squad of cops in SWAT gear invaded to arrest them. The National Lawyers Guild has raised $300,000 for bail support and defense of more than 200 arrestees over the past weeks.On July 15, Sterling’s memorial was held at Southern University, a historically Black college. Hundreds of community people came to pay their respects. Speakers included the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton.Two days later, a lone African-American gunman killed three Baton Rouge cops and wounded three others in an ambush. This act can only be viewed in the context of the systematic implementation of racist policing and state terror in Baton Rouge, in the South and throughout the U.S.BaltimoreSixty-five people were arrested in a Baltimore anti-police violence protest for Black Lives Matter after they blocked I-83, the Baltimore Expressway, on July 16. Ten of those arrested were under adult age. As of July 18, 23 people were still in jail. Members of the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly were part of the protest. Demands included reallocating money from the police to community programs.Brooklyn, N.Y.The People’s Power Assembly militantly protested in Brooklyn, N.Y., on the one-year anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland. The 28-year-old Black woman was stopped for a minor traffic violation in Waller County, Texas, and three days later was found hanging in a jail cell there. The protesters powerfully cried out for “Justice for Sandra” by chanting: “The whole damn system is guilty as hell! Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail!”The demonstration emphasized how many women of color, including queer, trans and gender nonconforming women, die at the hands of police. Besides Sandra Bland, some of those killed include Shantel Davis, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Kindra Chapman, Kyam Livingston, Yvonne McNeil, Shereese Francis, Rekia Boyd.Buffalo, N.Y.A Black Lives Matter protest on July 13 was one of several rallies and gatherings in Buffalo during the preceding week. A poster carried by a demonstrator listed just a few of the hundreds of Black lives lost to racist police and vigilante brutality: Samuel Dubose, Sandra Bland, Sean Bell, Tamir Rice, Ramarley Graham, Oscar Grant III, Renisha McBride, Freddie Gray, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Greg Gunn, Michael Brown, Mario Woods, Laquan McDonald, Walter L. Scott, Akai Gurley.Los AngelesBlack Lives Matter is occupying Los Angeles City Hall. Since July 12, from 50 to 100 people have camped out day and night on the steps of the building. They refuse to leave until the group gets a public meeting with the mayor or until the chief of police is fired. BLM protesters occupied the steps immediately after the city’s Police Commission ruled that the 2015 Los Angeles Police Department killing of 30-year-old Redel Jones did not violate departmental “deadly force rules.”The occupation is receiving firm solidarity from the Brown Berets and many white supporters. The South Central Neighborhood Council, a city entity, unanimously passed a resolution in support of the BLM occupation. A key participant in the BLM occupation is a member of the African-American caucus of SEIU Local 721, Southern California public service workers.In addition to the occupation, 5,000 people marched in support of Black Lives Matter in the city of Inglewood in Los Angeles County on July 10.WisconsinProtests in support of Black Lives Matter are resisting police terror in Wisconsin, a state with some of the worst conditions internationally for Black, Brown and Native peoples.On July 11, the youth- and student-led organization Freedom Inc. held a “Rally for Community Control over Police” at the Dane County Police Department. The youth were there to denounce the decades-long oppression and occupation of Black and Brown communities in Madison. In support were the Young Gifted and Black coalition and other labor and community groups.The multinational protesters demanded the firing of killer cop Matt Kenney, who murdered two residents “in the line of duty.” Most recently, on March 6, Kenney killed 19-year-old Tony Robinson, resulting in mass protests throughout the city. Kenney is still on active patrol duty and training other cops.Another protest demand was to take money budgeted for jails and prisons and redistribute the funds for jobs and community needs such as recreation centers. After a street protest, participants occupied the police department lobby and blocked the doors for hours to make their demands heard.Also on July 11, the Coalition for Justice in Milwaukee sponsored a powerful “We Will Never Stop” rally at Red Arrow Park, followed by a march through the streets. Speakers included the family of Dontre Hamilton, killed by cop Christopher Manney in 2014, and the family of Jay Anderson, killed by a Wauwatosa police officer in June.The rally denounced police terror in Milwaukee and nationwide. Signs demanded justice for Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and others killed by cops. Other signs called for disarming the police, solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and building worker and people power.After the speak-out, hundreds of protesters poured into the streets in righteous rage against the Milwaukee police and Wall Street forces responsible for apartheid-like conditions of people of African descent in Wisconsin. Future Black Lives Matter-related events in Wisconsin include a “March For Awareness” on July 31 at Library Mall in Madison.Contributing to this report were Sharon Black, Gavrielle Gemma, Ellie Dorritie, John Parker and Brenda Ryan.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
September 6, 2018 Two journalists killed, six wounded in Kabul double bombing June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan RSF_en AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Protecting journalists Armed conflictsPredatorsViolenceJihadism March 11, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News News Help by sharing this information AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Protecting journalists Armed conflictsPredatorsViolenceJihadism to go further Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” May 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Afghanistan News At least two journalists were killed and six others were wounded in a double suicide bombing at a sports hall in the western Kabul district of Dashte Parchi on september 5, bringing to 13 the total number of Afghan journalists killed since the start of the year. News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Tolo News TV reporter Samim Faramarz and his cameraman, Ramaz Ahmadi were among the at least 25 persons killed by the two explosions, less than an hour apart, while six journalists were among the more than 70 wounded.Three of the injured journalists work for Khorshid TV, one for TV1 and one of the others is an Associated Press cameraman. The injuries sustained by Khalad Nikzad, one of the Khorshid TV journalists, were very serious.The media personnel were killed or injured by the second explosion, after arriving at the scene to cover the first one. This is the second time this year that reporters have been killed in a double bombing. The first was on 30 April, when the second of the two bombs deliberately targeted the journalists, killing nine and seriously injuring six others.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has not yet been able to determine whether the journalists were deliberately targeted by yesterday’s second explosion.“Thirteen journalists killed in less than five months is the price that the Afghan media are paying to keep reporting the news despite the extremely grave decline in security conditions,” said Reza Moini, the head RSF’s Afghanistan-Iran desk. “Even if we pay tribute to the Afghan government’s commitment and involvement in the protection of journalists, it is essential that the authorities pursue their efforts on media safety and training.”RSF offers its condolences to the victims’ families and colleagues.RSF has produced Pashto and Persian-language versions of the new edition of its Safety Guide for Journalists, which is intended for reporters operating in troubled regions. The guide was produced in partnership with UNESCO.Afghanistan is ranked 118th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index.
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. Education Local School Awarded Waiver to Reopen For Some Students PreK-2nd grade students can return to High Point Academy STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, October 26, 2020 | 4:03 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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 Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News More Cool Stuff Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeauty 30 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it One local private school has received a waiver to reopen pre-kindergarten through second-grade classes, according to the city’s website.On Oct. 22, city Health Director Dr. Ying-Ying Goh notified High Point Academy that their preK-second grade students could return to class.“Your waiver application has been approved by both the Pasadena Public Health Department and the California Department of Public Health. This waiver allows in-person instruction for grades preK-2nd (grade) at your institution, as applicable, in compliance with your application and reopening plan as submitted,” stated the notice.High Point is just one of two local schools that successfully submitted waivers as of Thursday.The school could be forced to close its doors again in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.In a video released on Thursday, Goh said only one school has submitted a complete application. Pasadena public health officials are currently working with two other schools that submitted incomplete applications. Two additional schools have also submitted waiver applications.In Pasadena, school waiver application components have been posted for two months in order to allow schools to prepare for reopening. Health Department officials have been visiting local schools to provide hands-on consulting.The L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to allow elementary schools to begin applying for waivers needed to reopen grades preK-2nd grade in local schools, prioritizing schools with high numbers of low-income students.The county is still listed in the state’s highest-risk category for COVID-19 under its four-tier economic recovery roadmap. The county remains in the “purple”’ tier, signifying continued widespread transmission of the virus locally.Contract talks between the Pasadena Unified School District and the union representing its teachers, United Teachers of Pasadena, are ongoing. The district does not expect to open schools for in-person instruction this year.“We expect to maintain an ongoing conversation with schools that have reopened under the waiver process, so that we may continue to provide technical assistance and support,” Goh said in her letter to High Point. “As community conditions change and science evolves, we may require you to evolve your application and/or reopening plan and update your posted documents.” Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes
News Updates[Param Bir Singh Letter] Spl. Court Grants Permission to CBI To Question Sachin Waze In the Inquiry Against Anil Deshmukh Sharmeen Hakim7 April 2021 7:10 AMShare This – xThe Special Court under the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation’s application to question suspended API Sachin Waze in connection with the corruption allegations made against Maharashtra’s former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. Special Judge PR Sitre also extended Waze’s NIA custody till April 9 in connection with the explosives found…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Special Court under the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation’s application to question suspended API Sachin Waze in connection with the corruption allegations made against Maharashtra’s former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. Special Judge PR Sitre also extended Waze’s NIA custody till April 9 in connection with the explosives found near Mukesh Ambani’s House and the consequent murder of businessman Mansukh Hiran. The CBI will question Waze while he is in NIA’s custody. Waze was arrested by the NIA on March 13. The CBI registered a Preliminary Enquiry on Tuesday, following the Bombay High Court’s order on a clutch of PILs seeking an independent probe against the minister. “Interest of justice will be done if the director of CBI is allowed to conduct a preliminary inquiry,” a division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni observed while disposing of the pleas at the stage of admission. The Maharashtra Government and Deshmukh have both challenged the order in the Supreme Court. During the hearing, both NIA and CBI were represented by Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh. Singh sought Waze’s custody for a further period of four days. Singh claimed Rs 1.5 crore in Axis Bank stands in the name of a company floated by Waze, of which Rs 36 lakh and Rs 46 lakh were given to his accomplices. “The agency wants to know the course of the money…was the accused extorting money for himself or someone else,” he argued. “The conspiracy to eliminate [businessman Mansukh Hiran] was hatched between Waze and other accused on March 2 and 3,” Singh further alleged. Senior Advocate Aabad Ponda, did not object to the extension of Waze’s remand under NIA or him being questioned by the CBI. “I have no objection, it’s in my interest to stay in police custody and co-operate with CBI as I have done with NIA,” he submitted. Waze was sent to NIA’s custody till April 9. Waze’s co-accused, convicted constable Vinayak Shinde and bookie Naresh Gore were also produced in Court. They were remanded in judicial custody after the NIA did not press for an extension. The court rejected Vinayak Shinde’s demand for a special jail. “The accused does not have the right to choose the jail, according to the roster he will be sent to the jail for which the name is required.” Judge Sitre said. Sachin Waze supports Param Bir Singh’s letter Waze also tried to put on record his statement against Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and another Cabinet Minister from Maharashtra Government. The court refrained from taking the statement on its record, asking Waze to follow proper procedures. According to the letter, which is not on the court’s record, former minister Anil Deshmukh allegedly asked Waze for Rs 2 crores concerning his suspension and reinstatement. “In January 2021 I was called by the Hon Home Minister Anil Deshmukh at his official bungalow Dyaneshwar. PA Mr. Kundan was present there. The Hon. Minister Anil Deshmukh told me that there are approximately 1650 bars and restaurants in Mumbai and told me to collect Rs. 3 to 3.5 lakhs each from these for him. On this I told the Hon. HM Sir that as far as I know there would be about 200 bars and not 1650 as he was anticipating.” “I also told the Hon HM I would not be in a position to collect any amount from any such bar for him as it was beyond scope of my capabilities. Immediately after coming out of his chamber his PA Kundan advised me that I must comply with the instructions of the Hon HM sir if I wish to keep my job and post intact. I still refused. That immediately after the meeting I narrated the happenings to the Hon. CP sir.” The document finally states that when he informed then Commissioner of Police Param Bir Singh about his apprehensions of being embroiled in a false case, the CP told him not to get involved in the illegal collection.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Previous Article Next Article Nearly half of City workersworldwide think a better balance between work and home life would reduce stressin the office, according to a survey by financial recruiter CitiPeople.com.The Ideal CityWorkplace survey reveals that staff believe better policies and moreopportunities to telework would cut stress. More than a third want to work fromhome.One in five City staffare “permanently stressed”, and over half feel the strain at leastonce a day. A quarter said morepay would reduce stress but only 4 per cent said fewer hours would help. “There is astrong perception among employees that stress can be reduced simply throughemployers being more aware of work-life balance issues,” said DavidTwiddle, managing director of the CitiPeople Group.The online surveyincluded 850 workers based in London, New York and Sydney. Comments are closed. More time at home would cut City stressOn 18 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
Prudential’s HR team launched a successful contingency communications planto brief staff in the wake of job cuts being leaked to the press. Prudential is cutting 850 of its UK call centre jobs and transferring thework to India. But prior to a company-wide announcement, the decision wasreported by newspapers, TV and radio. HR director of operations at Prudential Matthew Starks said the companyplanned to brief most managers on Monday 7 October, and to announce the plansto staff the following day. However, after the news broke the previous Sunday afternoon, Prudential’s HRand communications team worked through the night so staff could be briefed onMonday morning. Many managers were to be briefed at a hotel near Heathrow on Monday, but keystaff were contacted Sunday night and told to be at the Reading headquarters at8am the next day. Once the cuts were outlined to managers in a 40-minute session – instead ofthe planned four hours – staff were e-mailed and told to attend meetings. ATannoy announcement at 8.45am alerted staff to the e-mail. However, the job cutannouncements were done face-to-face. “I am passionate about that,” said Starks. “People should bebriefed by the right people at the right time.” Prudential employed an independent counselling consultancy which establisheda hotline to answer questions from staff and offer advice. “By the end ofthe Monday, we had met our objectives,” Starks said. The job losses will reduce the number of staff at the firm’s Readingoperation to 1,400. The company said restructuring will cost the £20m by theend of 2004, but this will be offset by annual cost savings of £16m from 2006. Most of the savings will come from lower wages and the redundancies will bestaggered over two years, said Starks. By Quentin Reade Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article HR’s prudent actions avert disaster after leak to pressOn 15 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.
Home » News » Agencies & People » 43% of auction sales now going to home buyers, claims IamSold previous nextAgencies & People43% of auction sales now going to home buyers, claims IamSoldAuctions also increasingly popular with agents when pitching to vendors, says MD Jamie CookeNigel Lewis5th January 20170709 Views Online auction house IamSold says half of purchasers using its platform are home buyers rather than investors, and that more agents are using auctions in their instruction pitches as online-only, hybrid and proptech companies continue to disrupt their traditional agency models.Data from IamSold reveals that it has seen a 55% uplift in value of homes sold through its auctions while the number of homes sold has increased by a third.This is evidence, the company claims, that both more agents are using auctions and that more upmarket properties are also going under the gavel.“As agents continue to build auctions into their marketing package, we are also starting to see a major shift in public perception,” says Jamie Cooke, MD of IamSold.co.uk (pictured).“Our stats from last year show a significant proportion of consumers turning to auction to buy property for their own use with almost a direct split between cash and mortgaged purchases – 43% of buyers bought for owner occupation while 47% purchased for buy-to-let purposes, and 10% bought to re-sell.“This is very different to a few years ago, when auctions were almost solely the preserve of cash buyers; typically larger investors and portfolio landlords.”These bullish figures from IamSold fly somewhat in the face of wider industry figures. For example, a few weeks ago, the EIG Group revealed that that number of lots offered for sale during November compared to the same month the year before dropped by 7.3% while the number of properties sold dropped by 10.3%. But like IamSold, EIG says the value of homes sold rose indicating that more expensive homes are now being disposed of via auction.IamSold.co.uk Jamie Cooke online auctions property auctions auctions January 5, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
An Oxford University ‘Rate Your Shag’ page was taken down within 12 hours of being set up on Facebook.This was part of a craze that swept the nation earlier in the week – with as many as 8000 people Liking the Newcastle University ‘Rate Your Shag’ Page.Posts consisted of a rating out of 10, the name of the “shagged’ and any general comments, whilst the name of the person giving the rating was able to remain anonymous.Liam Burns, the President of the National Union of Students described it as “tantamount to bullying.”Facebook removed many of the pages, claiming that they were in breach of their community. A spokesman said “We do not tolerate bullying or harassment. We allow users to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but take action on all reports of abusive behaviour directed at private individuals.”However it remains unclear whether the Oxford University page was removed by its administrators, or by Facebook itself. The administrators have not identified themselves, or commented on the reaction. The company was warned by lawyers that it could face legal action if it failed to act.At least one such Facebook page – ‘Rate Your Shag’ – still exists. It has 232 likes, despite being only a day old at the time of writing.Some Oxford students expressed their disapproval of such sites. One student, who wished to remain anonymous, referred to the users of such sites as “c*nts”. Another student conjectured that the ‘shags’ described had probably been made up, and expressed relief that it had been taken down so quickly.