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first_img Email Address Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 14th June 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Åland Islands-based operator Paf has been named the igaming technology partner of Swiss land-based casino Grand Casino Luzern, as it prepares to launch its online offering this summer.Following an extensive selection process, Paf was chosen as to power the operator’s MyCasino.ch site, providing its technical platform, gaming content and operational support for the roll-out.“This is an excellent opportunity for Paf to bring its know-how and competence in player protection to the Swiss market in the long term,” Paf chief executive Christer Fahlstedt said.“We are very pleased that Grand Casino Luzern has chosen us as a partner. There is a strong mutual understanding behind the partnership and I am convinced that together we will succeed in Switzerland – where only four online gaming licences have been distributed to date.”Confirmation of the deal comes after Grand Casino Luzern had its igaming licence application ratified by the Swiss National Council (Bundesrat) last week. It was one of four venues approved to launch igaming, alongside Grand Casino Baden, Casino Davos and Casino Zürichsee.Swiss gambling regulator Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission (ESBK) had already approved the application, though awarding of the licence had to be signed off by the Bundesrat.“Paf will be a partner with strategic know-how and the right technology,” Grand Casino Luzern chief executive Wolfgang Bliem said. “They have been pioneers in online gaming and we believe that Paf can give us the experience and innovation needed to establish an online casino quickly in the Swiss market.“Paf has a long history of stable ownership and they are also well known for their responsible gaming, which makes them an excellent partner for us,” he added.While four venues have been approved to launch online casino games, Casino Grand Luzern is just the second to publicly announce a partnership with an igaming service provider after Casino Zürichsee operator Swiss Casinos, which has partnered Playtech.Grand Casino Baden, which also owns Casino Davos, is yet to announce its igaming partner. The Stars Group has said it is in the hunt for a partner in the market,The country’s new gambling laws came into force in January this year, after being approved in a public referendum in June 2018. From July the authorities plan to begin blocking access to unlicensed igaming sites. Paf to power igaming for Switzerland’s Grand Casino Luzern Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Switzerland Åland Islands-based operator Paf has been named the igaming technology partner of Swiss land-based casino Grand Casino Luzern, as it prepares to launch its online offering this summer. Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Slots Table gameslast_img read more

first_imgRapidísimas Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Por Onell A. SotoPosted Jan 23, 2015 Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group La visita del papa Francisco a Filipinas reunió una multitud que se considera la más grande de las visitas papales hasta la fecha. Francisco celebró una misa al aire libre que se vio matizada por una pertinaz lluvia en la que instó al mundo a “aprender a llorar” por la suerte de los pobres, los hambrientos, los sin techos y los niños que han sido víctimas de abusos. El papa se detuvo a lo largo de su recorrido para besar a los niños y bendecir las estatuas religiosas en el día en que el calendario eclesiástico se celebra la fiesta del Niño Jesús. Filipinas es una de las naciones asiáticas donde hay más cristianos. En su homilía, el papa instó a los filipinos a rechazar las “estructuras sociales que perpetúan la pobreza, la ignorancia y la corrupción”, un tema que tocó en sus conversaciones con el presidente Benigno Aquino, que también asistió a la eucaristía. El papa se emocionó cuando una niña de 12 años lo abrazó y le dijo que había sido abandonada.Argentina está pasando desde hace pocos días por una crisis política que puede tener consecuencias en el gobierno y en los políticos de alto rango: todo se debe a la muerte inesperada y misteriosa del fiscal argentino Alberto Nisman, un abogado de 51 años encargado de investigar el atentado a la mutual judía AMIA en 1994. Nisman acusa a la presidenta argentina Cristina Fernández de encubrir a Irán en el atentado a la sede judía.  Nisman fue encontrado muerto en el baño de su casa en el barrio porteño de Puerto Madero, según informó la prensa local. Algunos observadores sospechan que se suicidó pero otros piensan que fue víctima de un homicidio. Todavía hay memoria de la bomba que explotó el 18 de julio de 1994 en la mutualista israelita causando la muerte a 85 personas. Los cuerpos de seguridad investigan los hechos.Según una encuesta realizada por la firma PEW Center estos son los índices depersonas en América Latina que dicen no tener religión alguna: Uruguay 38%,Chile 25%, Argentina 13%, Nicaragua 12%, República Dominicana 12%.Durante la celebración del Día de Martín Luther King, Jr. se repitió una y otra vez  que en materia de relaciones raciales “se ha progresado mucho pero todavía hay que hacer mucho más”. Varios oradores se quejaron de que los jóvenes afroamericanos tienen restricciones académicas y laborales que les impiden avanzar como el resto de la población.La disputa entre miembros de la facultad y seminaristas del Seminario General de Nueva York, una institución de educación teológica de la Iglesia Episcopal fundado en 1817 ha llegado a su fin. Las partes litigantes llegaron a un acuerdo para beneficio de todos. El seminario tiene alrededor de 120 estudiantes, cursando estudios de maestría y doctorado en teología.La guerrilla islamista de Boko Haram constituye una seria amenaza para la paz mundial cuyas atrocidades se repiten con frecuencia. Su más reciente acto es el secuestro de unas 200 mujeres cristianas en Nigeria que días más tarde fueron puestas en libertad. Las mujeres dijeron que recibieron maltratos físicos y ultrajes. Hasta ahora la prensa internacional y los países vecinos se han contentado con relatar los hechos. Y nada más. En Nigeria 55 por ciento de sus habitantes son cristianos y 45 por ciento son musulmanes.Según un informe de las Naciones Unidas aunque muchas mujeres están mejor preparadas académicamente ahora que hace 20 años, todavía siguen sufriendo la violencia física, sexual y sicológica de sus esposos o compañeros.  Esta violencia es ejercida contra la mujer por su condición de mujer siendo ésta, “consecuencia de la discriminación que sufre tanto en leyes como en la práctica, y la persistencia de desigualdades por razones de género”. Una de cada tres mujeres de la población mundial se habrá visto afectada por esta violencia, señala el informe.CONFUSIÓN. Al llegar a la casa de un feligrés al clérigo le presenta a un jovencito al que con toda cortesía le pregunta: “Jaimito ¿Quieres ser cristiano?” Contesta Jaimito: “No, señor, prefiero ser Messi”. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel last_img read more

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaHurricane cleanupInjuries Previous articleFire Prevention Week focuses on aging Smoke AlarmsNext articleDeadline to register to vote is tomorrow Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cleaning up after a storm can be dangerous – and often is the time when most injuries occur. Because it can be physically and emotionally draining, we spoke with emergency medicine physicians across Florida Hospital and their advice included trying to control your stress, taking frequent breaks and getting as much rest as possible.They also offered that the most effective way to avoid physical injury after a storm is to wear protective clothing, such as long-sleeve shirts and pants, safety shoes or boots, and work gloves.To ensure your safety, Jesse Caron, MD, emergency medicine at Florida Hosptial, recommend the following:Should something happen, administer first-aid when appropriate, but do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger of further injury. Call for help.Learn proper use of all power equipment and wear a safety face shield or eyeglasses.Avoid loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to the power company, police or fire department. Be especially careful when cutting or clearing fallen trees. They may have power lines tangled in them.Stay clear of standing water where glass, metal fragments, or other debris may be present.Beware of animals, insects, and poisonous snakes that may have come into buildings with the flood-waters. Use a stick to poke through debris. Flood-waters flush many animals and snakes out of their homes.Be careful not to strain yourself during strenuous lifting if you are not used to physical activity – you could put yourself at risk for a heart attack.Enter your home with caution. Open doors and windows to ventilate and dry your home. If flooding has occurred, have an electrician inspect your home before turning on the breaker.Be careful with fire. Don’t strike a match until you are sure there aren’t any breaks in gas lines. Also, avoid candles. Use battery-operated flashlights or lanterns instead. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment!center_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000  From Florida Hospital – Apopka Please enter your name herelast_img read more

first_imgSave this picture!© Aisling McCoy+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934346/dundrum-peter-legge-associates Clipboard Projects CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Dublin, Ireland Year:  Architects: Peter Legge Associates Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs Dundrum House / Peter Legge AssociatesSave this projectSaveDundrum House / Peter Legge Associatescenter_img Manufacturers: AutoDesk, K Rend, Porcelanosa Grupo, Vola, TrunkDesign Team:Patrick Lloyd, Peter Legge, Cornelia Hope, Hugh O’RourkeClients:PrivateEngineering:CORA Consulting EngineersContractor:Michael Duffy & Sons Construction Ltd.City:DublinCountry:IrelandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aisling McCoyRecommended ProductsFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR MontreuxSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaSave this picture!© Aisling McCoyText description provided by the architects. This new home in Dundrum is an exercise in light. The main living spaces are north facing, opening to the generous rear garden and shielded from the access road to the South.Save this picture!© Aisling McCoySave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Aisling McCoyTo account for said orientation, large voids penetrate deep into the plan, bringing light to the spaces below. The house responds internally to the sloping site with a stepped section that gives an increasing ceiling height as one descends.Save this picture!© Aisling McCoySave this picture!Detail SectionSave this picture!© Aisling McCoySave this picture!© Aisling McCoyThere is a gradual reveal of interconnected but comfortable interior spaces. A large cantilever forms a porte cochere at the front facade, the built form overall being a dynamic interpretation of suburban forms.Save this picture!© Aisling McCoyProject gallerySee allShow less12 Timber Houses in Chile: Material Honesty and Integration With LandscapesArticlesRenzo Piano Unveils Images of First Completed Residential Building in MiamiArchitecture News Share Photographs:  Aisling McCoy Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 Area:  276 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Ireland Dundrum House / Peter Legge Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934346/dundrum-peter-legge-associates Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officePeter Legge AssociatesOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsDublinOn FacebookIrelandPublished on February 28, 2020Cite: “Dundrum House / Peter Legge Associates” 28 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_img IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Follow the news on Israel Help by sharing this information Jerusalem, 7 April 2002 WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimescenter_img An RSF mission has counted about 40 cases of obstruction of working journalists since the start of the Israel’s occupation of Palestinian towns. This is a deliberate policy of intimidation by the Israeli army. News   Since Israel began its offensive against towns and cities administered by the Palestinian Authority 10 days ago, there have been about 40 cases of journalists being obstructed in their work (wounded, injured, arrested, expelled or threatened). The Israeli army is knowingly targeting journalists in a deliberate policy of intimidation. The Israeli authorities are treating many journalists as “enemies” and accusing them of being “Palestinian sympathisers.” They are also doing everything they can to hide their military operations and accompanying abuses from the world’s media.     Attacks on press freedom have increased in recent days. Since Israel declared Ramallah a “closed military zone” on 31 March, journalists have found it harder to do their job. They have been arrested, threatened, roughed up, hindered in their movements, expelled, wounded or injured and had their accreditations or passports confiscated as part of efforts by the Israeli authorities to restrict the free flow of information.Israel has signed and ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, whose Article 19 guarantees the “freedom to seek, receive and impart information..” But the Israeli army is trying to prevent journalists from reporting freely on its latest offensive. The press freedom situation has deteriorated as never before in Israel’s history.  At least five journalists have been wounded since 29 March. They include Carlos Handal, a cameraman for the Egyptian Nile TV station, Anthony Shahid, an American correspondent for the US daily The Boston Globe, Majadi Banura, a cameraman for the Qatari TV station Al-Jazeera, Iyad Hamad, a Palestinian working for APTN, and Jérôme Marcantetti, a cameraman for the French TV station LCI.At least eight Palestinian journalists have been arrested. Hamdi Farraj, head of the Palestinian TV station Al-Rouah, said two of his journalists, Ashraf Farraj and Jalal Hameid, arrested on 3 April, are still being detained. Some Palestinian journalists have been roughed up or humiliated. Atta Iweisat, a photographer working for the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot and the Gamma agency, was arrested by Israeli soldiers when they said he was not properly accredited. He was held for more than an hour, on his knees in the rain, head down and hands tied behind his back. In Ramallah, two cameramen working for Reuters and MBC were forced at gunpoint to undress in the middle of the street during a security check.  About 20 journalists have come under fire. At least four shots were aimed at Nasser Nasser, a photographer working for the Associated Press, who was taking pictures of armoured vehicles in Ramallah. Warning shots were fired at a foreign press convoy of seven armoured vehicles on their way to cover the arrival of US mediator Anthony Zinni at Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s headquarters and five stun grenades were thrown at them. When the convoy turned round, the CNN vehicle was hit by a bullet that broke the rear window. The City Inn Palace hotel in Ramallah, where many journalists are based, is regularly fired on.Countless journalists have been prevented from moving about. A group of Italian journalists was trapped for nearly a day in a convent near the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Four Turkish journalists were held for several hours in the press centre in Ramallah by Israeli soldiers who searched them and seized their passports, preventing them from leaving the building. British journalist Inigo Gilmore, of the Sunday Telegraph, had his passport confiscated for 24 hours by Israeli troops in Ramallah. In each case, the situation was only resolved after intervention by the governments of the journalists’ home countries.                    The Israeli government press office cancelled the accreditation of two journalists from Abu Dhabi TV, who were accused of broadcasting “anti-Israeli propaganda.” One of them, Jassim al-Azzawi, was expelled. The press office also wrote to the local bureau chiefs of the US networks NBC and CNN, accusing them of flagrantly defying army orders by working in closed military zones.The Palestinian media have once more been the target of the Israeli army. On 30 March, Israeli soldiers entered the main building in Ramallah of the Palestinian radio and TV station The Voice of Palestine, which then had to end its broadcasts from the city. The soldiers ordered four journalists inside to leave their offices. The culture ministry building in the city, which housed a local radio and TV station, was also occupied. Israeli troops entered another building where several Palestinian and foreign media, including Reuters, have their offices.                     These restrictions on the media are not just recent. Since the start of the second Intifada, in September 2000, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has counted 53 cases of journalists wounded by gunfire. In the vast majority of cases, RSF has found that the shooting came from the Israeli side. Some of the journalists were seriously wounded, even though several of them were clearly identifiable as press and standing some distance from clashes taking place. Very few serious investigations have been made into these incidents and very few of those responsible punished. An Italian photographer, Raffaele Ciriello, was killed on 13 March by shots fired from an Israeli tank in Ramallah.This year, less than half of all Palestinian journalists have been allowed to renew their Israeli press cards. Fawaz Kamal, of the Arab press department in the Israeli government press office, said fewer than 300 were accredited this year, compared with about 600 last year. Awadh Awadh, who works for the French news agency AFP, was turned down for “security reasons,” for example. In other cases, the authorities have simply said the application is “under consideration.” Some journalists have only been able to get accreditation for a few months instead of the standard two years and others have only been able to get a new permit meant for media assistants. Accreditation is indispensable for any movement between Israel and the different territories. For the first time since Reporters Without Borders has been working in Israel, the government press office refused on 5 April to give accreditation to RSF journalists. Press office spokesman Danny Seaman said this was because the organisation had become “political” since adding Israeli army chief of staff Gen. Shaul Moffaz to its worldwide list of predators of press freedom last November.Reporters Without Borders condemns the behaviour of the Israeli army and the decision to bar the media from certain areas. These steps, unprecedented in scale since the start of the second Intifada, are a new attack on press freedom in the Occupied Territories. RSF calls on the Israeli civilian authorities to reverse these decisions at once and urges the international community to increase its pressure on Israeli officials to ensure that the media can report freely on what is going on as the only means to avoid rumours and false information.Reporters Without Borders asks the Israeli authorities once again to conduct serious and impartial enquiries into all the cases of journalists killed or wounded since September 2000 and take the necessary steps to punish those responsible for these abuses. RSF has several times already deplored the lack of serious investigation into these incidents but there has been no response.Reporters Without Borders urges the Israeli authorities to keep to their international commitments to respect press freedom, which must include freedom of movement for all journalists – foreign correspondents and Israeli and Palestinian journalists – and a system of accreditation that ends the current arbitrary attitude of the government press office. April 7, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Occupation of Palestinian towns and cities News May 16, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more to go further News Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalistslast_img read more

first_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Make a comment Subscribe More Cool Stuff Top of the News HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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 Uncategorized Councilmember Gordo Hands Emails from Cannabis Collective to Authorities STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 2:33 pm 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin 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. Shaun Szameit, operator of the Golden State Collective dispensary, left, and Pasadena City Councilmember Victor Gordo, right.The unpleasant interactions between the City of Pasadena and Golden State Collective reached a new level of acrimony Feb. 21 when City Councilman Victor Gordo provided the city attorney with emails he received from the cannabis dispensary’s owner that he said “made me very, very uncomfortable.”“I believed that Mr. [Shaun] Szameit was asking me to do something that I will not do,” said Gordo who made portions of the emails cited public. “While I support the sale of legal cannabis, I will not allow the tentacles of marijuana operators who openly violate our laws to come into our City and our local government.”As far as the City is concerned, Golden State Collective was not operating legally in Pasadena prior to the passage of Measure CC legalizing the regulated sale of marijuana. Once the measure became law, Golden State’s history of illegal operations disqualified it from the licensing process.Gordo has released a chronology of events surrounding the drafting of the marijuana ordinance and the collective’s efforts to normalize its business status, interspersed with email contacts Szameit made at the time seeking recourse.The passages provided reveal a very persistent Szameit’s efforts to get a meeting with what was, for a time, his city councilman. He alternately expresses fealty to the community, a desire to help, and petulance at being ignored. In one missive he boasts of his contacts and influence in organized labor.Gordo said Szameit crossed a line when he pushed for a meeting, prior to a closed-door session of the city council, to discuss a lawsuit filed by the collective owner against Pasadena.That Jan. 19 email read, in part, “I urge you to be compelled to put aside 15 minutes to have a cup of coffee and discuss the future direction of the City of Pasadena. This is going too far and there is absolutely no excuse to completely ignore a request from your constituent to meet for years. This is unprofessional and condescending…”By Feb. 1, a petition was circulating in District 5 to recall Gordo. Szameit claimed responsibility on Feb 8, when his attorney filed paperwork necessary to launch the effort.On Feb. 13, Szameit, two other collective members, and the owner of the building which houses Golden State were cited for violations of the city code. Arraignment is set for March 22. Charges include possession of marijuana for sale, sale of cannabis without a license, and public nuisance.Szameit’s attorney, Bradley Hertz, could not be reached for comment. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

first_imgProject to create therapeutic space for children of domestic abuse WhatsApp TAGS24-hour helpline supportADAPTcourt accompanimentDomestic abuseemergency refuge accommodationemotional supportHealthy Relationships Programmlaw enforcementlegal protection serviceslimerickMonica McElvaneyoutreach servicespractical supportsupport service Print Linkedin Limerick FC management Abseil for ADAPT ADAPT director Monica McElvaney More than a thousand women and children were helped by ADAPT, the Limerick-based domestic abuse support service last year.   With national figures indicating that one in three Irish women experience some form of domestic abuse, ADAPT assisted a total of 828 women and 248 children through a variety of desperate situations in 2016. The group provides a range of services including 24-hour helpline support; emergency refuge accommodation; outreach services; court accompaniment and emotional and practical support.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick facility is the largest refuge in Ireland with 14 self-contained apartments, essential for those escaping domestic abuse.  112 women and 182 children accessed emergency refuge accommodation with ADAPT last year with one woman saying that “I don’t think I would be here if it wasn’t for ADAPT,” while another said that ADAPT had saved her family’s “sanity”, and that her children “now feel safe”.There has also been an increase in the numbers of older women seeking assistance or access to their service.“In 2016, we had an increase in the number of women in their 70s and 80s looking for support,” said director Monica McElvaney. “It takes great courage to come forward and talk about abuse especially when the person who is abusing you is a member of your family. Many of the older women have never spoken to anyone before about their situation but have lived with abuse for many years.”1,064 helpline calls were also handled last year as ADAPT assisted a diverse range of individuals and families and supported women from 28 different countries.The outreach service is available to women who need support but want to remain in their homes. Support workers are available to meet women anywhere in the county that is safe and accessible. In 2016, 317 women used the outreach service, while 295 women were helped access law enforcement and legal protection services.ADAPT found that three out of every five people who have experienced severe abuse in intimate relationships experienced the abuse for the first time before they were 25 years old.Through its Healthy Relationships Programme, ADAPT works with young people in schools and youth groups to help raise awareness of the importance of building healthy relationships based on equality, dignity and mutual respect.  For more information on ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services, see here or call 061-412354. ADAPT’s helpline number is available 24/7 on 1800-200-504.More news here NewsSocietyLimerick support service helped 1,076 domestic abuse survivorsBy Editor – December 29, 2017 1865 Twitter Previous articleBeyond the neon runesNext articleMajor work planned for Shannon airport terminal building Editor center_img Email Advertisement Suffering in silence Facebook Limerick panto star supports domestic abuse service “I had to apologise to my children” #Limerick man on domestic abuse charges refused bail RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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first_imgHome / Daily Dose / FHFA’s Calabria Calls for Industry Feedback  Print This Post 2020-09-22 Christina Hughes Babb Share Save Amid this year’s challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the related economic fallout, one of the more significant industry stories of 2020 has been the FHFA’s ongoing push to bring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out from under the conservatorship they were placed in during the previous financial crisis. Now FHFA Director Mark Calabria has called on the industry itself for feedback relating to the plan for the future of the GSEs.The FHFA has published its strategic plan for fiscal years 2021-2024, which lays out the Agency’s framework of goals for the next few years. Unsurprisingly, one primary focus is FHFA’s move toward “responsibly” ending Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s conservatorships.You can read the full Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2021-2024  in full by clicking here.In his introduction to the plan, Calabria said that “The goals and milestones laid out in the plan ensure that that FHFA’s supervision is strong, well executed and fulfills all statutory requirements, including ending the conservatorships.”In addition to the GSEs’ obligation to prepare for autonomy, the FHFA must plan for its own “post-conservatorship role as a world-class regulator,” Calabria said.The agency, he said, already has acted on some of the aspirations detailed in the newly published plan. For example it recently created the Office of Equal Opportunity and Fairness.He also applauded the Agency’s capable handling of the COVID-19 crisis.”I am proud of what FHFA has done, working with the regulated entities, to respond to the pandemic,” he said. “Starting even before the national emergency declaration, FHFA had begun taking actions to support borrowers and renters and ensure the proper functioning of the mortgage market.”The plan establishes three strategic goals for the agency, as well as several related objectives within each goal:Strategic Goal 1: Ensure safe and sound regulated entities through world-class supervisionObjective 1.1: Ensure the safety and soundness of the regulated entities through risk-focused supervisionObjective 1.2: Develop and maintain a world-class supervision programObjective 1.3: Responsibly end the conservatorships of the Enterprises Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Position the Agency as a model of operational excellence by strengthening the workforce and infrastructureObjective 3.1: Cultivate a high-performing, diverse, accountable, and engaged workforce.Objective 3.2: Ensure sound governance and good stewardship of Agency resourcesObjective 3.3: Deliver information technology resources and systems that support the Agency’s mission and safeguard the Agency’s resources. Foster competitive, liquid, efficient, and resilient (CLEAR) national housing finance marketsObjective 2.1: Institute reforms at the regulated entities that serve to foster CLEAR national housing finance marketsObjective 2.2: Ensure that the regulated entities fulfill their statutory missions to support affordable housing, community development, and diversity and inclusion requirements.Objective 2.3: Position FHFA as a leader in providing the public with information and analysis on the state of the housing finance markets and related matters FHFA’s Calabria Calls for Industry Feedback in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Previous: How Recent Natural Disasters Challenged the Housing Market Next: Forbearance Trends Hit a 5-Month Milestone Change, of course, is rarely without obstacle. The FHFA plan also outlines potential challenges that may impair progress toward these goals, including the safety and soundness of the regulated entities, the legislative and regulatory environment, and FHFA’s workforce and infrastructure.Regardless of what the months ahead hold, these changes at the FHFA stand to greatly impact the housing market in the years to come. Industry stakeholders can submit feedback on the plan to FHFA.gov through Monday, October 5. Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe September 22, 2020 17,593 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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