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RFE/RL correspondent held illegally in Almaty for the past six days

first_img Receive email alerts News KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia February 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Kazakhstan January 15, 2021 Find out more Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections December 21, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RFE/RL correspondent held illegally in Almaty for the past six dayscenter_img News Reporters Without Borders voiced support today for the complaint which its Kazakh partner organisation, Journalists in Danger, yesterday sent to the interior minister about the illegal arrest of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty correspondent Azamat Zhetpysbayev, who has been detained in Almaty since 15 December without being told why.“We call on the police to either release Zhetpysbayev immediately or to inform him of the charges against him, so that he can defend himself,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He was arrested by a police unit that usually handles financial cases, which reinforces our suspicion about the nature of the charges that could be brought against him. Accusations of financial crimes have often been used as a pretext for silencing the opposition in the past.”Zhetpysbayev went missing on 15 December after taking part in a news conference on democracy in Kazakhstan. His employer told the news agency Reuters yesterday that he was being held in Almaty prison.Journalists in Danger thinks he is being held for political reasons. “We interpret Azamat Zhetpysbayev’s arrest on the eve of a four-day holiday and his continuing detention without being able to consult his lawyer as an attempt to intimidate him and subject him to psychological harassment,” the organisation wrote in its letter to the interior minister.The organisation believes Zhetpysbayev was arrested because of his close links with Makhambet Abzhan, the head of the youth wing of the opposition Communist Party, who was himself recently arrested. to go further News Organisation Help by sharing this information News Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her October 30, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena Police and the Rotary Club Host 20 Pasadena Youth for “Shop with a Cop”

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Swears He’s Ready For Another Relationship. Is He Really?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Simple Steps To Catch Your Crush’s Eye On InstagramHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community Newscenter_img Twenty Pasadena youth will be partnered with Pasadena Police Officers for a “Shop with a Cop” event on Friday, August 21, 2015, at 4:00 pm.The afternoon shopping spree will take place at Target, 3121 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena. Target Corporation has been a longtime supporter of the “Shop with a Cop” initiative and other non-profit youth programs.The Pasadena Rotary Club has partnered with Target and has committed $2,000 dollars for this program. Gift cards will be purchased in the amount of $100 and given to 20 young people from the Pasadena Boys and Girls Club.This is Pasadena Police Department’s inaugural year in “Shop with a Cop” and the Department is taking an untraditional approach.In lieu of holiday shopping for toys, which the Police Department sponsored under a separate program, youth will be partnered with uniformed Pasadena Police Officers as they spend the afternoon shopping for back to school clothes and supplies. This approach helps kids be confident and prepared as they return to school for next grade level. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Uncategorized Pasadena Police and the Rotary Club Host 20 Pasadena Youth for “Shop with a Cop” Published on Thursday, August 20, 2015 | 12:13 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Subscribe Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Federal Reserve Announces Rate Hike, as Predicted

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Federal Reserve Announces Rate Hike, as Predicted Not all of those on the Fed’s rate-setting committee voted to raise the rates. Wall Street Journal reports that Minneapolis Reserve President Neel Kashkari voted against the action, saying he preferred to hold rate steady for now.Experts had weighed in on the effects this hike may have on mortgages, particularly adjustable-rate mortgages.“On the adjustable rate mortgages, the nuance here is that people facing a reset on their adjustable rate loans are the most susceptible to these rate hikes, and the cumulative effects of these rate hikes,” said BankRate VP and CFA Greg McBride.The Fed had already signaled three rate hikes this year, though McBride stated, “I only had them raising rates twice this year, which would put the fed funds rate at between one and one and a quarter percent.”According to Fannie Mae, the rate increases are not expected to impact housing in any major way. “Today’s FOMC decision to increase the target rate and the updated Fed officials’ economic projections that continued to show a median of three hikes this year are in line with our expectations in the March forecast released earlier today,” said Doug Duncan, Chief Economist at Fannie Mae. “We believe the Fed could stay on course to achieve its dual mandate with a gradual monetary normalization, which would allow housing to continue to expand. Given continued solid job growth and recent income gains, we believe this pace of rate increase will not derail the ongoing housing recovery.””As anticipated, the FOMC went forward with the first rate hike of 2017,” said National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions Chief Economist Curt Long. “Given that inflation is rising and approaching the Fed’s 2 percent target, Fed officials had little choice but to raise rates.The rising mortgage rate isn’t expected to affect housing demand in spring, according to First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming.“Reports have suggested, or surely will, that this rise in mortgage rates will be the demise of the housing market. That’s just not so,” sid Fleming. “Yes, many existing homeowners will have a financial disincentive to sell because they would lose their lower than prevailing mortgage rates in doing so, the so-called rate lock-in effect. I have suggested that this is one of the reasons we see low inventories in most markets today, but it’s not as simple as that. We don’t act rationally. Even economists who, of all people, should know better.”The FOMC had previously raised the federal funds target rate to a range of 0.5 to 0.75 percent last December. March 15, 2017 1,640 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Fed Rates 2017-03-15 Staff Writer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles The Federal Reserve announced a rate hike at a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting and press conference, which experts had expected for some time now. The Fed had voted to raise the benchmark fed-funds rate by a quarter percentage point, to a range of 0.75% to 1%. Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen had previously hinted at a rate hike.center_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Federal Reserve Announces Rate Hike, as Predicted Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Staff Writer The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Fed Rates Previous: Equifax’s Data and Analytic Services Receive Upgrade Next: CFPB Orders Penalty Against Nationstar Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Driver in New York City crash that killed 2 children charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide

first_imgLeah Finnegan/Twitter(NEW YORK) — The driver in a New York City crash that killed two children — including the 4-year-old daughter of Tony award-winning Broadway actress Ruthie Ann Miles — has been indicted on several charges relating to the deaths.Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today that 44-year-old Staten Island resident Dorothy Bruns was indicted on 10 charges, including second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment and third-degree assault.On March 5, Miles and her friend, Lauren Lew, were walking in a crosswalk with their children in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood when a 2016 Volvo S60 accelerated through a red light, careened out of control and struck them, authorities said.Miles and Lew were injured, while their children, 4-year-old Abigail Blumenstein and 1-year-old Joshua Lew, were killed, according to police. Another pedestrian was also injured in the crash.The decision to indict Bruns came after a “thorough investigation,” Gonzalez said, describing the children’s deaths as “horrific” and “avoidable.” Doctors had allegedly instructed Bruns to not drive following multiple incidents earlier in the year, prosecutors said.“Her alleged insistence on driving despite doctor’s orders and serious medical conditions that prevented her from safely doing so was not only irresponsible, it was unlawful,” Gonzalez said in a statement. “I intend to now hold her accountable and urge all drivers to heed instructions of medical professionals and never drive a car when told not to.”After striking the pedestrians, Bruns allegedly crossed into oncoming traffic before slamming into a parked vehicle, a New York City Police Department source told ABC News. Joshua’s stroller was dragged down the street before the Volvo came to a stop, according to the district attorney’s office.Witnesses told investigators that Bruns had her head hanging back when she drove into the intersection, and first responders observed her to be foaming at the mouth, confused and unsteady on her feet, according to the district attorney’s office.Bruns later suffered a seizure in the ambulance and again at the hospital, the district attorney’s office said, citing the investigation.The investigation also revealed that on Jan. 8, Bruns allegedly had a medical episode while driving her car on Staten Island and was subsequently hospitalized for two days, according to the district attorney’s office. Bruns had suffered a seizure during that hospitalization and was instructed by doctors upon her discharge to not drive for one year due to her medical condition, prosecutors said, citing medical charts.Doctors repeated those instructions during follow-up appointments on Jan. 16 and Feb. 13, prosecutors said. Bruns’ car was also allegedly involved in a fender bending on Staten Island on Jan. 20, in which the driver at the time allegedly left the scene, according to the district attorney’s office.ABC News could not immediately reach an attorney for Bruns.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Talent and Social Business: The promise and the challenges of Employer Branding

first_img “As some of you know I joined Flipkart with the designation of Director – Talent Branding. Many people after that have asked me what exactly is my role and what would I be doing.”Read full article Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Talent and Social Business: The promise and the challenges of Employer BrandingShared from missc on 15 Apr 2015 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.last_img

USU Track and Field Adds Elizabeth Wilson As Program’s Director of Operations

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Friday, Utah State head track and field coach Matt Ingebritsen announced the addition of Elizabeth Wilson to the Aggies’ staff.Wilson comes from Southern Virginia University where in 2018, she was the head coach of the Division III Knights’ men’s and women’s track and field teams.Prior to this, the Minneapolis native was a star heptathlete/jumper for BYU’s track and field program and was an eight-time all-conference recipient for the Cougars.Additionally, she was a two-time academic All-American for BYU and earned a bachelor’s of science degree in health education.She also served an LDS Church mission in the California San Diego Mission from 2014-2016. Tags: BYU Track and Field/Elizabeth Wilson/Southern Virginia track and field/USU Track and Field Written by July 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Track and Field Adds Elizabeth Wilson As Program’s Director of Operations Brad Jameslast_img read more

Electric Forest’s New ‘Wish Machine’ Can Grant Your Festival “Wish” In Exchange For Charity Work

first_imgToday, Electric Forest confirmed that it would be returning to Rothbury at the Double JJ Resort in Grand Township, Michigan, once again in 2018. For the eighth iteration of the beloved music festival hosted by String Cheese Incident, for the second time in a row, Electric Forest will once again be spread over two weekends, with 2018’s dates falling on June 21st through 24th and June 28th through July 1st. In addition to these dates, the festival also announced a new fan charity initiative—The Wish Machine—that it will be running ahead of next year’s event.Presenting Your 2017 Electric Forest Festy AwardsThe Wish Machine incentivizes fans’ participation in charity work, offering participants the opportunity to pledge to take action that gives back to their community in exchange for “wishes” that the festival can grant. Using a specific Wish Machine form on Electric Forest’s website, fans complete the following sentences: “If I [charity pledge]”, “then Electric Forest will [wish]”, and “I would like to see my wish come true in The Forest because [reason].” For example, “If I make sandwiches for the homeless every day until EF2018, then Electric Forest will allow me to be on stage with my favorite headliner!”Presenting Your 2017 Electric Forest Festy Awards: Weekend TwoWith no limits on what fans pledge or wish, the sky is the limit. However, the festival offered “donating time in a community garden, organizing a trash cleanup, giving a free art class, feeding unhoused people, raising funds for a local nonprofit, or teaching a child to read” as potential examples of what fans might pledge to do. As examples of wishes that Electric Forest could grant in exchange for successful completion of pledged charity work, the event suggested, “You can ask to meet an artist, get a free wristband for you or a friend, plan for unlimited snacks from your favorite vendor, or ask HQ to book your band.”After registering your wish and pledge with The Wish Machine, Electric Forest will select some of its favorites and grant the wishes of lucky fans. You can register your wishes for The Wish Machine on Electric Forest’s website here. You can also check out Electric Forest’s full announcement about The Wish Machine below.[Photo by ATS Photography]So many of us wish for change in the world today.When the Forest Family thinks globally, we find a place that needs kindness.Kindness, radical acceptance, and good deeds are why The Forest is special. These values create freedom to discover ourselves, celebrate our beautiful differences and our unique gifts.Goodness starts as a seed. Do you have an idea for a good deed or an inspiration for an act of human kindness?What can your hands do in your community?What is your vision of kindness, your gesture of keen hope? You can plant a seed by donating time in a community garden, organizing a trash cleanup, giving a free art class, feeding unhoused people, raising funds for a local nonprofit, or teaching a child to read. What you choose to do is up to you.HQ will choose some efforts to travel full circle.The reward from The Forest can be big or small. What is your daydream of Electric Forest 2018? You can ask to meet an artist, get a free wristband for you or a friend, plan for unlimited snacks from your favorite vendor, or ask HQ to book your band. Whatever you hope will happen is fair game.We come to Electric Forest to find heroes in each other. We leave Electric Forest to be heroes in the world.last_img read more

Gates Foundation CEO challenges students

first_imgAs the chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sue Desmond-Hellmann leads a multibillion-dollar effort to improve health and promote equity for people around the world.Speaking to a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health audience on World Health Day Tuesday, Desmond-Hellmann recalled her own idealistic student days and made the case for pursuing big ambitions in public health. Her talk was part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture series.Desmond-Hellmann shared the “Big Bet,” an ambitious series of goals issued by the Gateses in their annual letter marking this year’s 15th anniversary of the foundation. It states, “The lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history. And their lives will improve more than anyone else’s.” Desmond-Hellman challenged Harvard Chan students to help make that bet a winner.“I do think it is impatient optimism, but it’s not crazy,” she said. She quoted the foundation’s favorite African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”Desmond-Hellmann praised the often unsung work of epidemiologists. She said the greatest innovations in public health develop from the way epidemiologists think — with an understanding of the patterns and causes of disease.These days, she is particularly excited about innovations in health care delivery and in promoting behavior change, she said. Two recent examples are the foundation’s work providing seed funding and support to GAVI, a global alliance to give children in the world’s poorest countries increased access to vaccines, and the transformation of the foundation’s polio operations center in Nigeria into an emergency Ebola care center in July — within hours after an outbreak was detected in the city of Lagos.Desmond-Hellmann spoke about the tough decisions the foundation has to make in determining what to fund, and noted that she tries to look for areas where it is uniquely positioned to make a difference, such as infectious-disease eradication and maternal health.Prior to joining the foundation in 2014, Desmond-Hellmann served as chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, where she remains a tenured professor. An oncologist, her work in research and development at Genentech helped bring breakthrough cancer drugs to the marketplace.Harvard Chan School Dean Julio Frenk praised her depth of experience in his introductory remarks, noting, “Sue personifies all the career paths that any of our students could hope to achieve in one lifetime.”last_img read more

Weekend Poll: Which Broadway Cast Recording Is the Most Grammy-Worthy?

first_img View Comments The 56th annual Grammy Awards are January 26th, and even though we’re still a little miffed they only nominated three Broadway cast recordings this year, we’ll still be tuning in to see who takes home the gold for Best Musical Theater Album: Kinky Boots, Matilda or Motown the Musical. If it were up to us, we’d have a Grammy ballot jam-packed with all of our favorite cast albums from the past year, like Hands on a Hardbody (the best road trip album), Bring It On (great to work out to) and Pippin (we could listen to this one all day, every day). So, while you’re counting down the hours until Beyoncé performs live, we have to ask: Which Broadway cast recording that was eligible for a Grammy this year (released between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013) do you think deserves one? Cast your vote below!last_img read more