Informa raises profit and expects good 2011

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Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club to host India’s biggest school kabaddi championship

first_imgSportKabaddiLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNews Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club to host India’s biggest school kabaddi championship WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Latest Sports News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionAge Has Finally Caught Up To These CelebsDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo TAGSDabang DelhiDabang Delhi Grassroots ProgrammeDabang Delhi Kabaddi ClubInterschool Kabaddi Championship in DehradunPro Kabaddi LeagueVivo Pro Kabaddi SHARE Previous articleAsian Football Confederation’s grand birthday gift for Sunil ChhetriNext articleGerman football star Mesut Ozil announces launch of his FIFA esports team Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Facebook Twitter Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoAmidst controversies and adverse court orders there is some good news for the kabaddi fraternity. Kabaddi, perceived as the Indian rural sport, is penetrating into the higher echelons of society, with an India’s largest all-Public School tournament. The Pro Kabaddi League Delhi franchise, Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club is aiming to give children much-needed exposure in order to showcase their talent. With over 16 schools participating in the competition from 16th to 18th August, the tournament aims to be the stepping stone to building Kabaddi as a prominent sport in the country.Also Read: When VIVO PKL Season 6 is going to Kick-off. Dabang Delhi Interschool Kabaddi Championship is a one-off-a-kind opportunity for children to interact with and learn from the finest players of the team. The franchisee’s players will be involved with the tournament at multiple levels, from commentary to coaching. The two finalist teams will be coached by the Dabang Delhi’s captain, vice-captain and team coaches. Apart from professional players being involved with the school teams, the tournament seeks to enable kids to play Kabaddi like the pros. As a first, the interschool tournament will feature a match environment similar to Pro Kabaddi League with international standard indoor mats, stadium lighting, live broadcasting, commentary and a professionally managed sports environment.DoIT Sports Management, through its Kabaddi franchise Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club, looks to build the grassroots kabaddi ecosystem. To do so, it recognizes that the sport needs to the involvement of children, who are the future of the sport. Recognising the true potential of the sport in Dehradun, with the objective of elevating the standard of kabaddi within the region, Summer Valley School in Dehradun has been chosen as the ideal location to ensure maximum participation and a professional level environment.Also Read: What Mony Goyat, PKL’s ₹1.51 crore wonder has to say about Asiad. Commenting on this, Mrs. Radha Kapoor Khanna, Founder & Executive Director, DoIT Sports Management said, “The Interschool Kabaddi Championship is our way of reaching out to the future of Kabaddi in this country. We believe this is a true grassroots initiative, especially since we aren’t just sticking to Delhi. We’ve strategically chosen Dehradun, because it’s a hub of schools. We want to give children a unique experience with player involvement, live broadcasts, and state of the art infrastructure. With Kabaddi constantly gaining popularity in India, it’s important that we show the upcoming generation the future that exists for them in the sport.”Col. Dr Jaswinder Singh (retd), Principal Summer Valley School said, “It is a matter of pride for us to associate with Dabang Delhi to host India’s biggest private school indoor kabaddi championship. A tournament of this scale has never been conducted in Dehradun before. The tournament will not only give the children an opportunity to showcase their kabaddi skills but also interact with international level kabaddi players, their mentors and heroes, giving them an experience they will cherish for the rest of their lives. We truly believe that initiatives like these will encourage holistic education for children and full fill our national dream of becoming a sporting nation.” Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – August 4, 2018 Football BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa in huge trouble; SA 59/6 (22.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Formula 1 Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club is all set to host India’s biggest school kabaddi championship.Pro Kabaddi League team Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club (DBDKC) has announced the start of its grassroots programme with the launch of the Interschool Kabaddi Championship in Dehradun. Summer Valley School, Dehradun, will play host to India’s “biggest private school indoor broadcast tournament. 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Castle Lager CSA’s Headline Sponsor for Pak, SL series

first_img Castle Lager CSA’s Headline Sponsor for Pak, SL series WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Cricket South Africa (CSA) has signed with South African Breweries for its Castle Lager brand as the headline sponsor of the forthcoming Test series in which the Standard Bank Proteas will be playing five matches against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.The agreement is for the current season only and will be reviewed by both parties at the end of the season. “SA Breweries and its Castle Lager brand have been both commercial partners and friends of CSA throughout the unity period,” commented CSA Chief Executive Thabang Moroe, “and we are delighted to have them on board again. Both the Proteas and Castle Lager are truly proud South African brands that are world-class products. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Like24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! Onlinecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.com“The Proteas will be looking to build on the excellent home series they had against two powerhouses of the game, India and Australia, last season and we are expecting equally tough challenges in the Castle Lager Test Series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.“Pakistan arrive on our shores today, having achieved outstanding results in two of their three series this year against England and Australia.Also Read: Scrapped GT20 spells trouble for Cricket South Africa, franchise claims damages“This also comes at a time when there has been a revival in interest in the five-day format as we are witnessing in the current series between Australia and India and we are expecting more of the same when the Proteas get back into action.“We are blessed with some of the great stars of Test cricket at the moment including Kagiso Rabada who is the world’s No. 1 ranked bowler in this format,” concluded Mr. Moroe.“Castle believes that sport is our nation’s greatest unifier and we are proud to associate ourselves with the Proteas. We look forward to an excellent series of summer cricket, filled with good times, great beer and new friendships.” said ABinbev Sponsorship Manager Gregg FryPAKISTAN TOUR TO SA 2018/19December 19-21: 10h00, Three-day tour match v SA Invitation XI, Willowmoore Park, BenoniDecember 26-30: 10h00, 1st Castle Lager Test match, SuperSport Park, CenturionJanuary 3-7         : 10h30, 2nd Castle Lager Test match, PPC Newlands, Cape TownJanuary 11-15     : 10h00, 3rd Castle Lager Test match, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, JohannesburgSRI LANKA TOUR TO SA 2019February 13-17  : 10h00, 1st Castle Lager Test match, Kingsmead, DurbanFebruary 21-25  : 10h00, 2nd Castle Lager Test match, St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored By Kunal Dhyani – December 13, 2018 WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa in huge trouble; SA 59/6 (22.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Latest Sports News Cricket Previous articleBWF World Tour Finals: Sameer stays afloat with easy winNext articleGreen top awaits India and Australia in Perth’s amidst injury concerns Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Facebook Twitter Football TAGSCasle LagerCastle Lager SponsorshipsCricket South AfricaCSACSA SponsorshipsPakistan Test Series SHARE PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket Cricket Cricket last_img read more

Hotshot: Worcester and England U20 centre Ollie Lawrence

first_imgWhat England honours do you have?I’ve played U16, U17, U18 and U20, and went into a senior camp last May.How was that? I was surprised – I was still at school at the time. To experience training and being around the best coaches and players was great.Who’s been the biggest influence on your career? Probably my dad, Michael. He’s always supported me in whatever sport. I want to do him proud as he’s always wanted me to do the best I can. He played on the wing and has really helped me develop as an athlete.How have you found your senior outings for Worcester? It’s been good. I didn’t expect to play as much as I have this season. I was using this as an experience year, but things have taken off.What are your goals for 2019?I’d like to go to the U20 World Cup. I missed out last season and think that experience is a memory that will live with you for a long time.My focus at the moment is staying at Worcester, my home club, and playing as much Premiership rugby as I can.RW VERDICT: The power-running teen is already on Eddie Jones’s radar and has impressed in his first-team matches for Worcester. Expect to see him making further strides for England U20 and the Warriors for the rest of the season. Bright spark: Ollie Lawrence in England U20 action (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Worcester Warriors The up-and-coming centre talks football, childhood heroes and 2019 goals Worcester and England U20 centre Ollie LawrenceDate of birth 18 Sep 1999 Born Birmingham Club Worcester Country England Position CentreHow did you get involved in rugby? My dad played for Moseley, so I went along to tag rugby there and then played for the juniors. That was it – I always had a passion for it. I went to a rugby-playing secondary school, Old Swinford Hospital, and then went to sixth form at Bromsgrove School on a scholarship.Did you play any other sports growing up? I played football and was involved in the academies at Aston Villa and Birmingham City, but I stopped when I was ten as I didn’t like the environment. I also played cricket and at 16 I had to choose. I went for rugby as I enjoyed it more.Have you always played at centre? When I was 13, I played No 8 for a couple of games. Apart from that I’ve been at 12 or 13. I prefer 13.What are your strengths? Hopefully ball-carrying; I try to be as dangerous as I can in attack. And offloading.Who were your childhood heroes? Sonny Bill Williams and Manu Tuilagi. Those were the two I looked up to – and Ma’a Nonu.When did you link up with Worcester? When I was in Year Ten, so 14 or 15. I’d done some county stuff and they picked me up. I’ve been full-time this season. This article originally appeared in the February 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Whizz-Kidz to benefit from first international chest press challenge

first_imgMembers will register their involvement and are then encouraged to get sponsorship for bench-pressing a pre-agreed safe amount of weight on the day, for example the equivalent of a baby African elephant or a London Bus. On the day, weight stations will be set up for club members to carry out their challenge under the supervision and ./guidance of LivingWell health and fitness professionals. This event is also set to highlight the important part weight activity plays in a balanced exercise programme, particularly with women who want to shape up and reduce body fat, with the potential benefit of helping to prevent the onset of osteoporosis in later life.Emma Butler, Communications Officer for the National Osteoporosis Society said: “Weight training is a great bone building exercise for people of all ages. Combined with a healthy balanced diet it can play a major preventative role in the fight against osteoporosis.”To make The Big Push even more fun participants are encouraged to dress up and have themed hours. Participants who raise over £50 will also be entered into a prize draw to win a 28 widescreen TV with Home Theatre Kit (worth £599) donated by Argos Ltd, another corporate supporter of Whizz Kidz. Howard Lake | 26 November 2003 | News Whizz-Kidz to benefit from first international chest press challenge Health club members will be lifting a weight that is equivalent to that of the Eiffel Tower to raise money for children’s mobility charity Whizz-Kidz and the Hilton Foundation Disaster Relief fund in “The Big Push”.Health club chain LivingWell is staging the first international chest press challenge, named “The Big Push”, to raise money for charity and to educate members in the benefits of incorporating resistance activity in their work out.The Big Push will take place on Saturday 6th December 2003 at over 80 LivingWell clubs in the UK, Australia and Brazil, when members and team members take part to lift a combined weight of 10,000,000 kilos – the equivalent weight of the Eiffel Tower. Thousands of members are set to take part in the challenge, which will run from 7am – 7pm, to raise money for the two charities. Advertisement Tagged with: Eventscenter_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Frogs trail Sooners 23-7 at halftime

first_imgDean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Dean Straka Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 printThe Horned Frogs face a 23-7 deficit against the Oklahoma Sooners at halftime in Norman, Okla.Red-shirt freshman quarterback Foster Sawyer, who started in place of an injured Trevone Boykin, threw for 105 yards in the half, but was picked off twice.The Frogs opened the scoring early when Sawyer found wide receiver Kolby Listenbee for a 37 yard touchdown pass to give TCU a 7-0 lead.That would be all for the Frogs’ offense in the half, as the Sooners stormed back to score 23 unanswered points.Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield found wide receiver Sterling Shepard for a 21 yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter to tie the game at 7-7. The Sooners then shutout the Frogs 16-0 in the second quarter.After taking a 13-7 lead on a pair field goals early in the quarter, Mayfield found wide receiver Dede Westbrook for a 36 yard touchdown pass with 5:06 to play in the half to give Oklahoma a 20-7. The Sooners then tacked on a 37 yard field as time expired in the half to take a 23-7 lead over the Frogs.The Frogs were out-possessed 11:38 to 3:22 by the Sooners in the half. ReddIt Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Facebook Twitter Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings TCU quarterback Foster Sawyer (12) is chased down by Oklahoma defensive end Charles Tapper (91) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) Twitter + posts Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Linkedin Previous articleTCU program reveals the stories of citizens in divided countriesNext articleMen’s basketball falls to South Dakota State, 76-67 Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedinlast_img read more

Arrests, censorship and propaganda in reaction to Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel

first_img News ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further Receive email alerts Chinese media coverage of Liu’s Nobel is still limited to Beijing’s angry reaction. The national television service and most newspapers, even the most liberal ones, are saying nothing. Newsrooms received a clear order from the Propaganda Department on 8 October: “It is forbidden to relay information” about the award (不能跨范围转载). Wei Qiang, a 21-year-old student from Shaanxi who is attending Beijing’s Central School of Fine Arts (Zhongyang Meishu Xueyuan), was interrogated at a Beijing police station after trying to disseminate information about Liu’s Nobel within the school. June 2, 2021 Find out more News An open letter has meanwhile been released by 23 retired Communist Party officials and intellectuals urging the country’s highest authorities to carry out political reforms and to respect the guarantees of free speech and media freedom in article 35 of the Chinese constitution. The appeal has been systematically removed from the Chinese blogs and websites where it had been posted.The Open letter from Party elders calls for free speech: http://cmp.hku.hk/2010/10/13/8035/ In one of the latest developments, 1984BBS, a chat forum used by many journalists, has been closed under pressure from the police. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Foreign TV stations continue to be jammed whenever they carry a report referring to Liu. Online censorship is still intense. Some bloggers, such as the writer Han Han, have protested by posting empty messages to symbolise the impossibility of referring to Liu. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News The government’s credibility will be badly damaged if it denies the Chinese people access to any information about Liu’s Nobel Peace Prize except its own hostile reactions. Why do the Communist Party’s leaders not let Chinese citizens judge the award’s historic significance for themselves? A former journalist who served a jail sentence, Liu Jingsheng, said police had been posted outside his home. Liu Xiaobo supporters without Beijing residence permits have been sent back to their province of origin. Gao Jian, for example, was sent back to Shanxi, where the local authorities are now interrogating him. Three students attending the People’s University (Renmin Daxue) in Beijing were arrested after unfurling banners supporting Liu in Tiananmen Square at 6 p.m. on 8 October. There has so far been no word about what has happened to them since their arrest. RSF_en center_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures October 13, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arrests, censorship and propaganda in reaction to Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Reporters Without Borders urges the Chinese government to release all of Liu supporters who are being held just for expressing their joy about the award. It is regrettable that the authorities are stepping up harassment of writers and journalists, including members of Independent Chinese PEN Centre, the writers’ association of which Liu was for many years the president. Reporters Without Borders also calls for the restrictions on the freedom of movement of Liu’s wife to be lifted. The arrests began on the evening of 8 October. Supporters of Liu have been arrested in Beijing, Shanghai, Jinan and even in the southwestern province of Sichuan. Initial eight-day detention orders were issued for three of them – Wang Lihong, Wu Gan and Zhao Changqing. Organisation Wave of arrests April 27, 2021 Find out more Dozens of university academics, students and lawyers have also been placed under house arrest. From time to time, Liu’s wife, Liu Xia, manages to post messages on Twitter. But the Beijing police have forbidden her to leave her home. Follow the news on China Liu Xia was able to tell her husband on 10 October that he has been awarded the Nobel. Although he had already been told by prison guards, he burst into tears and said he dedicated it to the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Since then, the conditions in which he is being held have improved. Liu Xia said he now has better food and has been allowed a small stove so that he can cook in his cell, which he shares with five other inmates. News Help by sharing this information Some Chinese foreign-language media including the English-language version of the nationalist newspaper Global Times and the French and English versions of People’s Daily reported the government’s reaction. Youth Daily ran a story headlined: “Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo named – an insult to the Nobel Peace Prize.” ChinaAsia – Pacific Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has said, “freedom of expression is essential in all countries.” Except in China, apparently. There have been many acts of censorship, intimidation and propaganda since the 8 October announcement that jailed dissident intellectual Liu Xiaobo is the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Independent Chinese PEN Centre, at least 40 human rights activists and journalists have been held or questioned for trying to celebrate Liu’s award. March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Ex-paramilitary and former mayor convicted of kidnapping four journalists in 2003

first_img Organisation August 21, 2020 Find out more GuatemalaAmericas RSF_en News Follow the news on Guatemala to go further News February 16, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ex-paramilitary and former mayor convicted of kidnapping four journalists in 2003 The government announced the formation of a high-level commission with the task of obtaining the release of the journalists. It consists of Alfonso Fuentes of the presidential human rights commission, Catalina Soberanis, secretary of state for peace, and Huehuetenango province governor Carlos Morales.About 100 journalists demonstrated outside the congress and the presidential palace yesterday to protest against their colleagues’ abduction. Meanwhile it was learned that Henry Hernández and Thelma Shaw, the two employees of the ombudsman’s office who were kidnapped along with the journalists, were able to escape during the night of 26 October because they were not tied up like the other hostages. Hernández said one of the journalists, Fredy López, was hit by the kidnappers during the first few hours of their abduction. Prensa Libre has reported that a fifth person, a civilian, has also been taken hostage.___________________________28.10.2003 – Ex-paramilitaries free four kidnapped journalistsFredy López, Alberto Ramírez, Emerson Díaz and Mario Linares of the daily Prensa Libre were released on 28 October by the former members of the paramilitary Civilian Self-Defence Patrols (PAC) who took them hostage two days earlier. “We were very scared, especially then the commission did not arrive, because they said they were going to burn us,” said Díaz. “They were angry, but they did not treat us badly,” Linares said.The governmental commission that was set up to negotiate their release said the kidnappers’ demands would be met. They had demanded payment of government compensation for their support for the army’s operations against guerrillas during the 1980s. PAC leaders said they would take similar action again if the government did not keep its promise.———————————————–27.10.2003 – Call for immediate release of four journalists abducted by former paramilitariesReporters Without Borders today voiced deep concern about the abduction yesterday of four journalists working for the daily Prensa Libre and two representatives of the human rights ombudsman, and called for their immediate release. Reporters Fredy López and Alberto Ramírez and photographers Emerson Díaz (left on the photo) and Mario Linares (right on the photo) were taken hostage in the western province of Huehuetenango by former paramilitaries who are pressing for compensation from the government for the support they gave the army during the 1960-1996 civil war. Linares also freelances for the news agency Reuters.”Treating these journalists as bargaining chips in political negotiations is unacceptable and will only discredit the kidnappers’ cause,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It also further weakens press freedom by making the job of a journalist even more dangerous.”In a letter to President Alfonso Portillo Cabrera, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard urged him to take no measures that could put the lives of the four journalists in danger, and to do everything possible to ensure they were freed as soon as possible.”Press freedom had once again fallen victim to tensions resulting from the campaign for the 9 November presidential elections,” Ménard said. Attacks and threats against the press have increased, totalling some 60 cases so far this year. Most have been attributed to supporters of Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt, the presidential candidate of the ruling Guatemalan Republic Front (FRG). One journalist has died.Guatemala was placed 99th out of 166 countries in a worldwide ranking of countries according to respect for press freedom, which Reporters Without Borders issued on 20 October. Only three countries had worse rankings in the western hemisphere: Haiti (100th), Colombia (147th) and Cuba (165th).Prensa Libre managing editor Gonzalo Marroquín told AFP that López and Diaz were the first to be kidnapped yesterday. After learning of their abduction, the newspaper sent the other two journalists together with the two representatives of the ombudsman’s office by helicopter, but they were kidnapped as well. “We are very concerned for their safety,” Marroquín said.According to Prensa Libre, the former paramilitaries will not release the journalists until they have been paid promised compensation. The police said the abductors took their six hostages to La Libertad last night.López and Ramírez had gone to Huehuetenango province to cover Gen. Ríos Montt’s campaign. They were abducted at a roadblock set up by some 500 former members of the Civilian Self-Defence Patrols on the road to La Libertad, which Ríos Montt was scheduled to visit. Four hundred members of the security forces went there late yesterday afternoon but the ensuring negotiations were unsuccessful.President Portillo promised to pay 680 dollars each to a total of 500,000 former paramilitaries who were recruited by the army in the 1980s in its fight against leftist guerrillas with the result that numerous civilians were killed. The proposed payment has been criticised by the international community and human rights organisations, which deplore that fact that it is those responsible for many deaths who are the first to be compensated, and not their victims. The FRG is also suspected of hoping to shore up its electoral support by means of the payment.According to Marco Córtez, an investigating judge in charge of crimes against journalists and trade unionists, there have been more than 60 cases of threats against news media personnel in 2003. Hector Ramírez, a journalist with Radio Sonora and the TV news programme “Notisiete,” died of a heart attack while being chased through the streets of the capital by Ríos Montt supporters on 24 July. They were protesting against a law banning Ríos Montt from standing as a candidate. Several journalists were attacked on that day and the following one. News GuatemalaAmericas A former member of the paramilitary Civilian Self-Defence Patrols (PAC) has been sentenced by a court in Huehuetenango to six years in prison for kidnapping four journalists, while former mayor Mirta de Jesús López has received a two-year term. Both have been released on bail. Their victims were Prensa Libre staffers Fredy López, Alberto Ramírez, Emerson Días and Mario Linares, who were captured a group of former PAC members on 26 October 2003 and freed two days later.___________________________28.10.2003 – Four kidnapped journalist said to be “all right”Prensa Libre managing editor Gonzalo Marroquín, who went to Huehuetenango province yesterday with human rights ombudsman Sergio Morales, told Agence France-Presse: “Journalists of ours established contact with their kidnapped colleagues, and they are all right.” He said their kidnappers were awaiting the arrival of a government commission and it was hoped they would be released today. Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! 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Meet The Winemaker at Vinos

first_imgFood & Wine Meet The Winemaker at Vinos From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | 1:27 pm 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 Make a comment Community News Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribecenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week On Thursday, August 1, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Vino at Trios will play host to Jason Goelz, owner and wine maker of Jason Stephens Winery.Born in the Midwest before moving to California during his senior year, Goelz took a wine appreciation course during college and enjoyed it so much he earned a minor in wine/vinticulture upon graduation.In mid-2006, Goelz approached Santa Clara grower Stephen Dorcich and presented the idea of building a winery on Dorcich’s vineyard. The two agreed and the Jason-Stephens Winery was born in 2008.The initial release of 8,000 cases were well received and the winery’s wines have consistently garnered awards and media features. With state-of-the-art equipment and encompassing 10,000 square feet, Jason-Stephens Winery is fast becoming one of the largest, and best, wineries in the country to date.On August 1, meet the wine maker himself as he graces Vino at Trios for a special meet & greet. There will be a cover charge of $20 (plus 18% gratuity) which includes wines and appetizers. An exclusive email member offer of 2 for $35 including tax and gratuity is also offered.Vino at Trios is located at 10 North Fist St., Alhambra. For more information on the event, visit vinotrios.com or call (626)284-4674 for reservations. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 Community Newslast_img read more

Senate Banking Committee Reexamines Regulatory Expectations

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Banking crapo Regulation Securities Senate Banking Committee Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Senate Banking Committee Reexamines Regulatory Expectations Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: New Program Looks to Ease Customers’ Minds Next: Measuring Mortgage-Backed Securities Volumes About Author: Seth Welborn Related Articlescenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs turned its eye toward supervision on Tuesday. During Tuesday’s hearing, titled “Guidance, Supervisory Expectations, and the Rule of Law: How do the Banking Agencies Regulate and Supervise Institutions?” the committee hear from Greg Baer, President and CEO of the Bank Policy Institute, Margaret Tahyar, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, and Patricia McCoy, Professor of Law, Boston College Law School.“Banks receive significant forms of government support and benefits, including deposit insurance and access to the Fed’s discount window,” said Committee Chair Mike Crapo. “In exchange for these benefits, which ensure that American consumers have stable access to their deposits, banking agencies supervise banks and in return expect them to operate in a safe and sound manner.”In her testimony, Tahyar discussed the “shadow” regulatory systems, or oral principles, not made public nor written down. This includes the practice of regulation by negotiation in the application process.“An illustrative example, which can be used because it is one of the few to become public, comes from applications by Citicorp, J.P. Morgan, and Bankers Trust New York Corporation in 1987 to underwrite and deal in municipal revenue bonds, mortgage related securities and commercial paper,” Tahyar said. “During negotiations with agency staff, each applicant ‘voluntarily’ consented to market share limitations while protesting that they saw no need for them. When considered for review by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the banks admitted that they agreed to the limitations only to ‘expedite the applications.’”In addition to discussing the supervisory practices of the banks during this hearing, Crapo and the Senate Banking Committee discussed how they are working to reform housing finance, and prevent another major crash.During a hearing earlier this year, the federal banking agencies, including the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency proposed a rule to “limit the interconnectedness of large banking organizations and reduce the impact from failure of the largest banking organizations.” In yet another hearing this year, Crapo and the Committee discussed Crapo’s housing finance reform outline. Under the outline, Crapo said that the new housing finance reforms would protect taxpayers by reducing the systemic, too-big-to-fail risk posed by the current duopoly of mortgage guarantors Banking crapo Regulation Securities Senate Banking Committee 2019-04-30 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago April 30, 2019 2,049 Views Senate Banking Committee Reexamines Regulatory Expectations Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more