New law threatens press freedom in the Netherlands

first_imgNews December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF_en DR November 23, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further NetherlandsEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Armed conflictsJihadismCitizen-journalistsJudicial harassmentViolence October 5, 2019 New law threatens press freedom in the Netherlands RSF also questions the law’s use of the term “terrorist zone,” a vague concept that is hard to pin down. By their nature,  war zones are subject to change depending on the situation of the forces on the ground. RSF therefore supports the journalists’ associations in their plea to withdraw or change this law. On November 12, there will be a hearing in the senators chamber where experts will give their opinion on this concept bill and will draw attention to the law’s problems.Although ranked 4th in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, the Netherlands has not escaped the overall tendency for press freedom to decline in Europe. News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Follow the news on Netherlandscenter_img RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a new Dutch law under which Dutch citizenstravelling to an area “controlled by terrorist groups” must request permission from thejustice ministry. This law threatens the freedom to inform, RSF said, calling on the Dutchsenate to make an exception for journalists. News Under the new law, failing to request the justice ministry’s permission before travelling to an area “controlled by terrorist groups” is punishable by up to two years in prison. This threatens the freedom to inform by restricting journalists’ ability to report in the field and by potentially endangering the confidentiality of their sources there. Receive email alerts News NetherlandsEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Armed conflictsJihadismCitizen-journalistsJudicial harassmentViolence “As well as restricting the media’s work, this law threatens journalists’ safety in the field,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “How are reporters in a war zone who may have to cross a border reasonably supposed to request a permit and potentially expose themselves to belligerents? The Dutch senate must address this illogicality and make an exception for journalists.” Organisation last_img read more

Sixth and Seventh 25th District Democratic Clubs Endorse Anthony Portantino for State Senate

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Anthony Portantino for State Senate announced today the endorsement from the Helen Doherty Democratic and the West End Democratic Clubs. The addition of these two clubs to #TeamPortantino brings Anthony’s total of Democratic club endorsements to seven.Clubs endorsing Anthony are the Bonita Democratic Council, the Claremont Democratic Club, The Crescenta Canada Democratic Club, the Democratic Club of the Pasadena Foothills, the Foothill Community Democrats of Monrovia, the Helen Doherty Democratic Club and the West End Democratic Club.“Anthony is by far our best candidate to keep the 25th Senate District blue. He’s local, hard-working, extremely popular and well known across this sprawling district.” commented Judy Jacobs, President of the Helen Doherty Democratic Club. “We need to put our strongest candidate forward and that is clearly Anthony Portantino,” added Jacobs, who also chairs the California Democratic Party Children’s Caucus. *Title for ID purpose only. No implied Party Endorsement.The Helen Doherty Democratic Club was named in honor of long-time and revered Democratic Party Activist Helen Doherty. It draws its membership from the eastern Los Angeles County communities in the 25th Senate District. The West End Democratic Club covers West San Bernardino part of the 25th. The addition of these two clubs cements Portantino’s overwhelming lead in local clubs and activists from the 43rd AD, 41st AD and the 48th AD.“I am very honored to receive the endorsement of so many terrific grassroots activists in the 25th Senate District. Helen Doherty was a legend in the Party and throughout the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley. Earning the respect and support from the club that bares her name and the committed activists from West End is a wonderful honor,” concluded Portantino. Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Government Sixth and Seventh 25th District Democratic Clubs Endorse Anthony Portantino for State Senate Published on Monday, August 31, 2015 | 12:34 pmlast_img read more

Council support for Foynes air show

first_img TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtCllr Richard O’DonoghueCllr Stephen KearyFianna FáilFine GaelfoyneslimerickLimerick City and County Council by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THIS year’s Foynes Air Show moved closer to lift-off as Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Kevin Sheahan called on the local authority to “respond positively” to a request for a €50,000 grant from the event organisers.Speaking at this month’s Adare-Rathkeale municipal district meeting, Cllr Sheahan told the council executive that the air show organisers were under pressure and needed a commitment from the local authority.He also suggested a long-term commitment to the air show with Limerick City and County Council putting up €250,000 in funding over the next five years.“We should respond positively. It is a paltry contribution to tourism in West Limerick, a drop in the ocean. People are still talking about the giant granny. If we do this, they’ll be talking the same way about the air show,” he said.Fine Gael councillor Stephen Keary described last year’s air show as a “spectacular event” and said that a €50,000 allocation from the Council would be “money well spent”.The 2014 airshow, which cost €115,000 to put on, attracted 20,000 spectators to the West Limerick port town, and was worth an estimated €1million to the local economy. This year’s event, due to take place in July or August, will mark the 70th anniversary of the closing of Foynes international seaplane base.Organisers estimated the total cost for this year’s airshow at €140,000.Fianna Fail councillor Richard O’Donoghue said it was great to see people from the city having to come out to rural Ireland for the Foynes event last year.“This could be a success beyond our wildest dreams, creating an income for businesses locally and in the hinterland,” Fine Gael councillor Tom Neville predicted.Director of Adare-Rathkeale municipal district, Tom Gilligan, told council members that he agreed with their sentiments.“It’s an excellent project and we should wholly endorse it. It can only benefit the whole county and city,” he added. WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick team named to face AntrimNext articleHurlers make trip up north Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement Twittercenter_img Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Print Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Email NewsLocal NewsCouncil support for Foynes air showBy Alan Jacques – February 20, 2015 959 last_img read more

The Housing Market in the Year Ahead

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Affordability amazon Home Values Homeownership Median Income Mortgage Rates 2018-12-03 Donna Joseph Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago December 3, 2018 4,882 Views Zillow’s 2019 predictions indicated that rising mortgage rates and an increasing demand for rentals set the stage for the 2019 housing market, as even current homeowners start to feel locked into their mortgage rates.Despite steady rise during the past two years, mortgage rates remained lower than they were during the recession and below average, given the current level of economic growth. The report stated this trend will change in 2019 as the 30-year fixed rate mortgage reaches 5.8 percent. It also noted that affordability will take a hit, making homeownership difficult for many. Currently, rising mortgage payments outpace the home-value gains—a phenomenon that may encourage homeowners to stay put as they hold on to low mortgage rates and discourage first-time homebuyers— according to Zillow.As higher rates hinder affordability, aspiring homeowners will continue renting, as a result of which the slight drops in rent, in the recent past, will reverse and turn positive again, the report revealed. However, the continued steady investment in apartment construction will prevent rents from drastically surging above income growth. The report also noted that in the third quarter of 2018, the U.S. median rent cost 28.2 percent of the U.S. median income – considerably higher than the 25.8 percent renters paid historically.Zillow expects an increase in the disconnect between urban jobs and suburban residents to continue in 2019, and contribute to longer, more crowded commutes. This will affect those who have long commutes to live within their means as most jobs are confined to urban areas, and affording a home in urban markets. For example, a home in Boston is valued 303 percent more per square foot than a typical outlying home, while the premium for homes in central Washington, D.C., compared to outlying areas is 218 percent per square foot, the report noted. Pointing out the areas that lost Amazon’s headquarters bids to suburban New York and Washington, D.C., the report said that Atlanta, a former Amazon HQ2 contender, has seen some action despite it being passed over by the prime vendor. A smaller Seattle-based company named Convoy is expected to open its East Coast office in the metro. There is also a possibility that Norfolk Southern may relocate its headquarters there.In the wake of deadly fires that tore into California, builders and developers will focus on preventative and/or protected building materials and designs, according to Zillow. Building costs are surging, and insurers are apprehensive offering policies in danger zones leading to slower and costlier rebuilding. Zillow’s projections for homes inundated by rising sea levels and storm surges over the course of a typical 30-year mortgage begun in 2020 are not encouraging.In October, home values were up 7.7 percent from a year earlier, to a U.S. median of $221,500. One mitigating effect to rising mortgage rates will be slower home value growth, Zillow indicated. Forecasting a growth of 6.4 percent from October 2018 to October 2019; a Zillow survey of housing experts and economists anticipates a 3.79 percent increase in home values for 2019. Both forecasts indicate cooling from red-hot growth of 8 percent in March of this year. Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Housing Market in the Year Ahead Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News, Servicing Share Save Previous: RMBS in 2019 Next: Where do Americans Feel Safe? The Housing Market in the Year Ahead About Author: Donna Joseph The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability amazon Home Values Homeownership Median Income Mortgage Rates Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Champions League win for London clubs

first_imgArsenal remain in the hunt for the runners-up spot in Group F after a 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb at the Emirates.Mesut Ozil got the opener before Alexi Sanchez added a brace to take all three points and leaving the Gunners needing to beat Olympiakos by 2 clear goals in Greece in the final round of group matches in order to snatch the runners-up spot behind Bayern Munich.Meanwhile, Chelsea moved top of Group G after a 4-0 win over 10-man Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel. Goals from Gary Cahill, Willian, Oscar and Kurt Zouma sealed an impressive win for the Blues, but manager Jose Mourinho will be concerned over the fitness of captain John Terry, who had to be stretchered-off with an injury to his right leg.last_img

Wellington Medallion Hunt Clue #7

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Clue No. 7 — July 9, 2013.TintinnabulumClue #6 – July 8, 2013The Rocket Clue #5 — July 5, 2013Out in left fieldClue #4 — July 4, 2013Zoom, zoom.Clue #3 — July 3, 2013Don’t cross the line.Clue #2 – July 2, 2013Carry a Nation.Clue #1 – July 1, 2013Got rules? Read’ em!No? Get ‘em!Next step. Follow ‘em!Or… We’re done!last_img read more