News Côte d’IvoireAfrica December 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist threatened at Bouaké to go further RSF_en News Côte d’IvoireAfrica Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire News November 27, 2020 Find out more Organisation Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts October 16, 2020 Find out more RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Reporters Without Borders has expressed concern at threats made by an opposition spokesman against Baba Coulibaly, correspondent in the northern town of Bouaké for independent daily newspaper L’Inter and Reuters and Pana news agencies. The international press freedom organisation called on Communications minister Guillaume Soro, secretary general of opposition Ivory Coast Patriotic Movement (MPCI) to issue a strongly condemnation of the threats. Coulibaly told Reporters Without Borders on 20 December that MPCI spokesman, Sidiki Konaté, had threatened him by phone, telling him that he was becoming “a nuisance” and advising him to think carefully about what he said. These threats may well be linked to the publication of an interview by the journalist with rebel chief Bamba Kassoum, in the 20 December edition of L’Inter under the headline “Bamba Kassoum or “Kass” (rebel leader) “The rebellion has not achieved its objectives”. Coulibaly told Reporters Without Borders that he was worried about his safety given the current crisis in the country and that he was based in the rebel-held northern part of the country. Help by sharing this information Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election October 29, 2020 Find out more
Pasadena Rotary Club Sponsors 10 High School Students for a Weekend at Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp
Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Albert Hernandez, Pasadena Rotary Club RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) co-chair pictured with Giselle Salas of Blair High School at the camp.On the weekend of April 17, over 300 high school juniors from the Rotary District 5300 gathered at Thousand Pines Camp in Crestline, CA for a 2 and half-day camp entitled RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).The Pasadena Rotary Club interviewed candidates from public and private high schools, and sponsored ten local junior high students to participate. These students included: Emily O’Connor, La Salle High School; Juharah Worku, Marshall Fundamental High School; Giselle Salas, Blair High School; and from John Muir High School were Adrian Valencia, Anthony Izaguirre, Diego Obregon, Elsy Alvarado, Kylee Sharp, Melissa Herrera, and Prakash Dass. The weekend included activities such as the Trust Fall, Decision Dilemma, Cultural Walk, Egg Drop, and a surprise dance. The teens learned about working in a group, cultural diversity, and discovered their own leadership style and how to work with others of various styles.There were over 50 Rotarians there setting the example, leading groups, leading activities, and educating the teens about community service. According to Pasadena Rotary Club RYLA Co-Chair Albert Hernandez, “It was our goal that each teen learn about them selves and go back to their high school and implement projects that would benefit their community, in the name of Rotary”.Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. It is comprised of 1.2 million members working in more than 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographic regions.The Pasadena Rotary Club has over 200 members that meet at a weekly at the University Club Pasadena with amazing, dedicated members contributing to the well-being and growth of the community, region, and world. Pasadena Rotary will host a fundraiser on 5/21 open to the public to help raise funds to support its programs, some include: Happy Feet (providing shoes at the start of a school year for PUSD elementary school students); Adopt-A-School; Done In A Day; Toy Drive; RYLA -Teen Leadership; Rotoract; Interact; and Teachers of Excellence to name a few. More information on Rotary Club of Pasadena visit www.pasadenarotary.com or (626) 440-0908. 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Simple Steps To Catch Your Crush’s Eye On InstagramHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Business News Community News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Giving Back Pasadena Rotary Club Sponsors 10 High School Students for a Weekend at Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 27, 2015 | 11:59 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 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 Community News 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it
Science and Technology Storms Filled 37 Percent of State’s Snow-Water Deficit, JPL-Assisted Research Shows Published on Monday, January 30, 2017 | 7:22 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Business News Top of the News 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 Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it These maps show how much water was stored in the Sierra snowpack on Jan. 6 (left) and Jan. 24 (center), 2017. Darker colors indicate more water. The inset bar graph in the center figure shows the annual snowpack water storage relative to the pre-drought average as well as the cumulative snow-water deficit. The map on right shows snowpack water storage on Jan. 24 as a percentage of pre-drought average snowpack water storage at its greatest. Areas in green are over 100 percent of average. Credit: CU/NASAResearchers from the University of Colorado Boulder, using computer models developed with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA space imagery and ground-sensor data from the California Department of Water Resources in Sacramento, have come up with an estimate of how much water two recent powerful storms in the state have dumped on the Sierra Nevada range in January.From the estimate, the researchers now say the storms, part of the “atmospheric river” weather patterns that pummeled the state from late December to late January, may have recouped 37 percent of California’s five-year snow-water deficit.Snow-water deficit is the deficit in water stored in snowpack in the mountains now compared with the annual average water stored before the drought began in 2012.On average, the state experienced a snow-water deficit of approximately 10.8-million acre feet per year during the drought years of 2012 through 2016. The total deficit over that five-year period is roughly 54 million acre feet. The recent storms appear to have reduced that total by roughly 37 percent in less than one month, the researchers say.“Early in the January storm cycle, lower mountain elevations received some rain, but the vast majority of the mountain precipitation has come as snow – which is exactly the way we need this precipitation,” Thomas Painter, a snow scientist at JPL, and principal investigator of NASA’s Airborne Snow Observatory, said. “As snow, it releases to reservoirs and ecosystems more gradually and efficiently over the summer months.”Noah Molotch, a JPL research scientist who heads the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Water Earth Science and Technology (CWEST) and leader of the study, cautioned that there is still a long way to go before California makes up its snow-water deficit completely.“When the snow stopped falling five years ago, the state had to tap into its groundwater reserves to keep up,” Molotch said. “One snowy winter won’t be able to entirely reverse that, but there is, at least, some cautious optimism.”Molotch also indicated that the recent storms also brought some flood risk although it did bring much-needed snow.“The concern moving forward relates to what happens with the weather for the rest of the winter,” said Molotch. “Reservoirs across the Sierra foothills are now relatively full. If we get another intense atmospheric river with warmer air temperatures, that could lead to melting of the snowpack, and the risk for rain-induced flooding is considerable.”David Rizzardo, chief of Snow Surveys and Water Supply Forecasting for the California Department of Water Resources, said the start of winter has been the best California has seen since 2011.“It gives water managers hope for relief from what has been a historically dry five-year period,” Rizzardo said.The Department will now use the JPL and CWEST data to fine-tune vital seasonal runoff estimates, used by water managers and reservoir operators across the state. Results of the most recent snow survey will be released on February 2, the Department said. Subscribe Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. 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Rathkeale fundraiser for vital Cancer services Rusal Aughinish on Aughinish Island, Askeaton.“IF we are electing councillors who are putting the health of communities at risk then something must be done to address it.”That was the message from Cappagh Farmers Support Group spokesman, Pat Geoghegan who claims that councillors in Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District have ignored requests to meet with local people over rock-blasting at Rusal Aughinish in Askeaton.A letter was sent to the six area local representatives — Mayor Stephen Keary (FG), Cllr Adam Teskey (FG), Cllr Kevin Sheahan (FF), Cllr Ciara McMahon (SF), Cllr Emmett O’Brien (IND) and Cllr Richard O’Donoghue (IND) — on September 26 last and, according to Mr Geoghegan, “not one councillor has taken up the offer”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cappagh Farmers Support Group invited the councillors to a meeting, which was also to be attended by Limerick Against Pollution (LAP) and Rescue the River Shannon Group. Both Claire Keating of LAP and Jim Long of the Rescue group also wrote to councillors requesting a meeting to brief them of the dangers of blasting at Aughinish Island.“Not one councillor has taken up the offer especially since they gave everyone the impression that they were mislead about Gortadroma. If they don’t want to know the dangers here then they clearly didn’t want to know the dangers in Gortadroma,” Mr Geoghegan told the Limerick Post.“Its all about to facilitate the Council for €4 million per year. If we are electing councillors who are putting the health of communities at risk, then something must be done to address it,” he declared.The Cappagh Farmers Support Group believe that Rusal’s burrow pit proposal will have a life-long detrimental impact on fauna, wildlife, marine life, birds, and the natural environment.“Our objection clearly outlines the dangers of blasting rock to a depth of 8 metres and 4.5 hectare in size next to Red Mud Ponds, storing approximately 40 million tonnes of toxic waste. We would like to brief councillors and the Mayor himself of the dangers to this proposal,” Mr Geoghegan explained.“We have shown the total failure by Aughinish to carry out a proper public consultation process along with many other alarming issues, that have been ignored in this application by Aughinish Alumina.“If Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Independents, and Sinn Féin can come together to protect Aughinish and the Council, it leaves no independent voice to represent the community.”Sinn Fein representative for the Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District, Cllr Ciara McMahon this week told the Limerick Post that she has spoken with Mr Geoghegan on the issue and has “no problem meeting them”.“I have read the information they have sent me. I see no reason as to why we can’t have a deputation from the group,” she said.There was no further response from any of the other five area representatives at the time of going to print.by Alan [email protected] TAGSAskeatonCappagh Farmers Support GroupCllr Adam TeskeyCllr Ciara McMahonCllr Emmett O’BrienCllr Kevin SheahanCllr Richard O’DonoghueCllr Stephen KearyFine GaelGortadromalimerickLimerick Against Pollution (LAP)Limerick City and Council CouncilMunicipal District of Adare-RathkealeRusal Aughinish Minister Patrick O’ Donovan announces opening of Limerick heritage site to the public for the first time Advertisement Email Twitter Facebook Askeaton/ Ballysteen bring Easter joy to local community NewsBreaking newsCouncillors blasted over Aughinish explosionsBy Alan Jacques – February 1, 2018 2322 Linkedin Pedestrian crossing falls ‘out of the sky’ in Pallaskenry Calls to clean the River Deel in Rathkeale Previous articleSomething for the weekend…Next articleThree arty treats for your Valentine’s date Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New mayor wants to replace Brown Thomas with a fountain
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Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Craig Martin in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Examining Single-Family Rental Return on Investment Next: Which Region Has the Best Return on Rental Investment? Finding the Right Balance in Servicing Technology May 10, 2018 1,590 Views Craig Martin is Senior Director, Wealth & Lending at J.D. Power. He is responsible for the company’s research studies in the mortgage sector, as well as proprietary tracking, consulting and performance improvement initiatives. Before joining J.D. Power in 2012 Martin was VP, Consumer Deposit Products at BBVA Compass where he was responsible for ongoing competitive evaluations of product sets, new product development and development of tools to aid in product sales, including product packages. Martin is a frequent speaker at mortgage-related conferences and events and has been quoted as an industry expert in major publications. Tagged with: Borrowers Financial services HELOC J.D. Power Lenders Lending Millennials mortgage Primary Mortgage Origination Servicers Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Borrowers Financial services HELOC J.D. Power Lenders Lending Millennials mortgage Primary Mortgage Origination Servicers 2018-05-10 Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Finding the Right Balance in Servicing Technology The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Today’s mortgage industry is at risk of becoming misaligned with what consumers want. Customer expectations are rising—not due to competition within the industry, but because disruptors like Amazon are changing the dynamic of what customers expect from service providers. Lenders and servicers must start looking beyond their direct competitors to ensure they don’t miss out on critical opportunities. This trend is not limited to the mortgage industry. In fact, it’s something we’re seeing across various customer satisfaction studies in sectors as diverse as automotive, property and casualty insurance, telecom, and financial services. Businesses of every type struggle to find the right balance between high tech and high touch customer interactions. What is unique to the mortgage industry, however, is just how late the broader industry is to the tech game.You can chalk it up to a combination of strict regulation, years of strong refi demand, and entrenched business models, but, when compared to the rest of the financial services landscape, the mortgage and home lending business as a whole has been slow on new tech development. Rising consumer demand for self-service technology and a more competitive overall marketplace are conspiring to buck that trend, but, based on our data, the industry still has a long way to go.Our recent Primary Mortgage Origination (PMO) and Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) studies provide an excellent case study for the potential risk to the industry of not getting the tech formula right. The PMO study found significant shifts in borrowers going online to complete their applications, with first-time buyers’ use of digital channels rising from 22 percent in 2016 to 37 percent in 2017. Experienced borrowers’ digital utilization grew from 30 percent to 44 percent over the same period. Likewise, our HELOC study found that digital is becoming a much more significant factor among younger borrowers, with 58 percent of millennials gathering information online via desktop computers and 48 percent gathering information online via smartphone or tablet.It is also worth noting that millennials were the most active single generation of homebuyers in 2017, according to the National Association of Realtors. The risk in this trend for lenders is this: as more customers shop for loans online, the potential for competition increases, and when that happens, the digital experience becomes an increasingly critical part of the customer journey. In our HELOC study, for example, 58 percent of study respondents indicated that they considered at least one other lender during the shopping process. For the combined category of Gen Y/Gen Z customers, which includes all mortgage customers born after 1977, that number jumps up to 78 percent, with nearly half considering two or more lenders. The more borrowers explore their options, the higher the risk that the value of their existing relationship reduces. A significant 47 percent of HELOC customers reported the main reason for choosing their lender was a current relationship, but this falls to 28 percent among Gen Y/Gen Z, which appears to have a clear connection to the use of digital shopping channels. Another potential risk is customers turning to alternative lending solutions like personal loans that seek to fill similar needs and are geared to customers shopping online.Personal interaction will play a key role for most borrowers for the foreseeable future. That said, with a growing number of players offering online and mobile capabilities, customers are increasingly open to digital shopping for mortgages. They are likely to expect a minimum level of skills in the not-too-distant future in all phases of the borrowing and servicing experience. As this transition continues to unfold, mortgage lenders and servicers must differentiate their digital offerings and create digital customer experiences that are in line with increasing customer standards.Lenders need to understand that the mortgage customer experience is a journey that starts with initial consideration and evaluation and extends through usage. Increasingly, each step of that process is occurring through digital channels, which are areas that the mortgage industry has been notoriously slow to develop and refine. Now is the time to invest in getting that tech formula right for consumers. Subscribe Print This Post
‘Default’ Of Instalments Under Settlement Agreement Not “Operational Debt” Under IBC: NCLT [Read Order]
Corporate’Default’ Of Instalments Under Settlement Agreement Not “Operational Debt” Under IBC: NCLT [Read Order] Live Law News Network26 July 2020 4:33 AMShare This – xWhether ‘Default’ of instalments under a settlement Agreements is an “Operational Debt” under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“the Code”)? This question has been answered in negative by the National Company Law Tribunal, New Delhi in its Judgement dated 22.07.2020 passed in the matter of “Brand Realty Services Limited vs Sir John Bakeries India Private Limited,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhether ‘Default’ of instalments under a settlement Agreements is an “Operational Debt” under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“the Code”)? This question has been answered in negative by the National Company Law Tribunal, New Delhi in its Judgement dated 22.07.2020 passed in the matter of “Brand Realty Services Limited vs Sir John Bakeries India Private Limited, (IB) 1677/ND/2019”. The Applicant in the above-noted case had filed an application under section 9 of the Code against Sir John Bakeries Private Limited (“the Corporate Debtor”) seeking initiation of Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process of the Corporate Debtor. It was alleged by the Applicant that the Corporate Debtor had violated the terms of the Account Settlement Agreement dated 15.06.2018 and defaulted in the payments agreed under the said Account Settlement Agreement. As such, there was a ‘Default’ in payment of the Operational Debt. Besides denying having executed the Account Settlement Agreement dated 15.06.2019 and alleging that the relationship between the Corporate Debtor and the Applicant had already seized in terms of another Settlement Letter dated 19.12.2017, it was, inter alia, argued by the Respondent that default of Instalment under the Settlement Agreement was not an Operational Debt under the definition of “Operational Debt” under sub-section (21) of the Section 5 of the Code. Based on a joint reading of the definitions of “Debt” under section 3(11), “Default” under section 3(12) and “Operational Debt” under section 5 (21) of the Code, it was argued by the respondent that the definition of debt as defined under the Code does not mean the operational debt only, rather it includes financial debt as well as liability or obligation in respect of a claim which is due from any person and default means non-payment of debt, but in order to trigger section 9 of the Code an Operational Creditor is required to establish a default for non-payment of Operational Debt as defined under sub-section (21) of the Section 5 of the Code. Reliance was placed on the Judgement passed by Hon’ble National Company Law Tribunal, Allahabad Bench in Company Petition (IB) No. 343/ALD/2018 in the matter of Delhi Control Devices Limited vs Fedders Electric and Engineering Limited” While relying on the aforesaid decision of the NCLT, Allahabad Bench, the National Company Law Tribunal, New Delhi has held that “default of instalment of settlement agreement does not come within the definition of operational debt” and therefore, the application under section 9 of the Code was dismissed.The respondent was represented by Mr. Nishant Awana, Founding Partner, NMA Law Chambers.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story
A statistical study of the Doppler spectral width of high-latitude ionospheric F-region echoes recorded with SuperDARN coherent HF radars
The HF radars of the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) provide measurements of the E ×B drift of ionospheric plasma over extended regions of thehigh-latitude ionosphere. We have conducted a statisticalstudy of the associated Doppler spectral width of ionospheric F-region echoes. The study has been conducted with all available radars from the Northern Hemisphere for 2 specific periods of time. Period 1 corresponds to the winter months of 1994, while period 2 covers October 1996 to March 1997. The distributions of data points and averagespectral width are presented as a function of Magnetic Latitude and Magnetic Local Time. The databases are veryconsistent and exhibit the same features. The most stringent features are: a region of very high spectral width, collocated with the ionospheric LLBL/cusp/mantle region; an oval shaped region of high spectral width, whose equatorward boundary matches the poleward limit of the Holzworth and Meng auroral oval. A simulation has been conducted to evaluate the geometrical and instrumental effects on the spectral width. It shows that these effects cannot account for the observed spectral features. It is then concluded that these specific spectral width characteristics are the signature of ionospheric/magnetospheric coupling phenomena.
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