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Big four accountants warned by FRC to improve on audits

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first_img whatsapp Big four accountants warned by FRC to improve on audits Tags: NULL Monday 13 September 2010 8:42 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proofcenter_img Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ THE FOUR largest accountancy firms need to improve the quality of audit services, a body within the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has warned.A report into the auditing practices of the “big four” accountancy firms, including Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and KPMG, found that in three cases KPMG had signed off on audits before all necessary work had been completed. The report, which was published by the Professional Oversight Board, is related to audits conducted by the top four accountants for the years ending December 2008 and March 2009.The report said the four largest accounting firms do not always apply “their procedures consistently on all aspects of the audits”.It also stressed that firms needed to embrace “more fully the principles underlying the ethical standards and accept that non-audit services should not be provided to audit clients where safeguards do not exist”.The report found that Deloitte may have twice committed breaches in this area, in one case where it provided two staff to an audit client to advise management for a six month period. The report also said Ernst & Young should ensure employees’ promotion prospects were not linked to their ability to sell non-audit services to audit clients. whatsapplast_img read more

Burberry boost for Nomura

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first_img Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL The iconic clothing group Burberry has hired Nomura, the Japanese bank, to be one of its corporate brokers. Nomura will advise Burberry alongside Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The appointment will be a boost for Nomura which also advises Tesco and Invensys. Nomura’s team comprised of Ed Matthews, Ed Peel, Ed Boyce and Adam Wright. Burberry isn’t known for its corporate activity but winning such a prestigious account will be seen as a coup. Share Wednesday 30 March 2011 7:33 pm Burberry boost for Nomura Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

Bundesliga : BT Sport to broadcast every game as Germany’s top…

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first_imgFootballLatest Sports NewsSportSports Business Euro 2020: Belgium suffer another blow, after Castagne now Thorgan Hazard ruled out Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Football Facebook Twitter Cricket Cricket Football YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Cricket Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out WTC Final Live: Kyle Jamieson continues fine Test form, rattles India’s middle-order with venomous swing RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDope-tainted Gharami becomes ‘hero’ in times of pandemicNext articleCricket West Indies and Cricket South Africa postpones the upcoming Women and A Team series Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Bundesliga : BT Sport to broadcast every game as Germany’s top flight returns WTC Final LIVE: Shubman Gill declares, ‘Total above 300 will be really competitive score for us’ Cricket Formula 1 F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates Euro 2020: Daley Blind has a special message for Christian Eriksen The Bundesliga is back and BT Sport is broadcasting every single game from Germany’s top-flight over three days of unmissable action this weekend.After a 61-day hiatus due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all nine games will be shown live and exclusive on BT Sport as the Bundesliga becomes the first major European league to resume. By Kunal Dhyani – May 13, 2020 ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’PUBG Mobile Big Update : For the first time ever, India Government makes it official, ‘No Permissions to PUBG’Wrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchFor the remainder of the Bundesliga season, BT Sport will broadcast every match, with at least one match per weekend available in stunning 4K UHD picture quality on BT Sport Ultimate.Borussia Dortmund and Schalke contest the Revierderby (2.30pm kick-off) at The Westfalenstadion in an exceptional day of wall-to-wall live coverage on Saturday 16 May.Other standout fixtures on Saturday are RB Leipzig’s home clash with Freiburg (2.30pm kick off) and Borussia Mönchengladbach’s trip to Eintracht Frankfurt (5.30pm kick off).Champions Bayern Munich travel to Union Berlin on Sunday 17 May (5pm kick-off).Then on Monday 18 May, Bayer Leverkusen round off the bumper weekend as they visit relegation-threatened Werder Bremen (7.30pm kick off) in what promises to be a captivating night under the lights at The Weser Stadium.BT Sport’s coverage will be presented live from the BT Sport Studio with contributions from home by guests and commentators.In an added bonus, the Bundesliga Goals Show will bring viewers all of the action and all of the goals as they happen, from every single Saturday Bundesliga game.Each team has nine or 10 league matches to play in order to complete the season and BT Sport will be with you every step of the way in what promises to be a thrilling climax to the season.Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “It is great news for BT Sport customers that this weekend they will be able to watch live football.“With the Bundesliga set to return on Saturday, we’re looking forward to bringing customers nine live football matches, including six live matches on Saturday afternoon, plus highlights, feature programmes and analysis.”“The Bundesliga is just like the Premier League,” said BT Sport pundit Owen Hargreaves, who spent 10 years in Germany with Bayern Munich.“I love the Bundesliga because it’s one of the best leagues: stadiums, infrastructure, players, history and tradition. It’s always evolving and improving. The Bundesliga is special to me. I think the fans will really enjoy it.”Every Bundesliga game will be available on TV, on mobile and tablet devices, or via Xbox, PlayStation, Samsung TV and Apple TV, as well as BTSport.com.BT Sport is available in more ways than ever, with BT Sport Monthly Pass offering all sports fans a flexible way of watching top-flight sport for a simple monthly fee with no contract. Cricket SHARE Football ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Euro 2020: Thomas Muller says Germany can’t become arrogant after defeating Portugal last_img read more

Ministerial Alliance Schedules Events to Condemn Violence

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first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 July 17, 2016 at 10:09 pm 1 COMMENT UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Previous articleBreaking: 7 Baton Rouge Police Officers ShotNext articleRally Supporting Law Enforcement at 8 AM Today Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img The South Apopka Ministerial Alliance has organized two events in response to the growing violence in the countryLate this afternoon the Alliance sent the flowing email:Pastors, Community Leaders & Concerned Citizens, (Apopka & Orlando)We are asking that you join us for a conference call at 7:00 PM this evening to condemn the growing violence that we are witnessing around the country. This conference call will be specific to,1. Condemning violence, violence against law enforcement and violence occurring in communities that witness a disproportionate number of calls for service from law enforcement to address this violence.2. To address support from pastors, community leaders and ALL interested persons to attend an 8am press conference tomorrow morning on the steps of City of Apopka City Hall 120 E. Main Street, Apopka, FL to publicly condemn these acts of violence and to stand should to shoulder with law enforcement, clergy, community residents, business owners and government officials to demonstrate our unity.Conference Call Dial in # (605) 475-4000, then the participant access code is 138344#We encourage your participation on this call. We will not keep you long, just long enough to convey this important message and to pray for our country, law enforcement and more importantly, to pray for peace and harmony…The email was signed by Pastor Hezekiah Bradford and Pastor Richard King of the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter I am praying for our community, as we don’t want any more violence in our city, we have enough of that now. It serves no purpose, and is not good for our nation. I look at the American flags that are almost always at half-staff now days, and think how awful, that this seems like a sign of the times. We never used to see the flags flown at half-staff that often, and when we see the flags down, we know someone or some groups have fallen, and lost their lives to some type of violence, or some head of state has passed away. Only an evil person would promote violence. It must stop. Our future generations deserve better than living in this current state of violent turmoil around country, and thinking this is normal. God bless our community, and let’s unite and say no to violence from any source. Please enter your name here Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

3 philosophers set up a booth on a street corner –…

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first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply February 10, 2019 at 8:33 am Wow! What a winner! What a principle? What an opportunity? What if one life was changed for the better? What if that one person was you? What if ..? Chaz Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 2 COMMENTS I truly enjoyed third read!… Thank you. Lee McIntyre is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science, at Boston University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate charles towne By Lee McIntyre, Boston UniversityThe life choices that had led me to be sitting in a booth underneath a banner that read “Ask a Philosopher” – at the entrance to the New York City subway at 57th and 8th – were perhaps random but inevitable.I’d been a “public philosopher” for 15 years, so I readily agreed to join my colleague Ian Olasov when he asked for volunteers to join him at the “Ask a Philosopher” booth. This was part of the latest public outreach effort by the American Philosophical Association, which was having its annual January meeting up the street.I’d taught before – even given speeches – but this seemed weird. Would anyone stop? Would they give us a hard time?I sat between Ian and a splendid woman who taught philosophy in the city, thinking that even if we spent the whole time talking to one another, it would be an hour well spent.Then someone stopped.At first glance, it was hard to tell if she was a penniless nomad or an emeritus professor, but then she took off her hat and psychedelic scarf and came over to the desk and announced, “I’ve got a question. I’m in my late 60s. I’ve just had life threatening surgery, but I got through it.”She showed us the jagged scar on her neck. “I don’t know what to do with the rest of my life,” she said. “I’ve got a master’s degree. I’m happily retired and divorced. But I don’t want to waste any more time. Can you help?”Wow. One by one, we all asked her to elaborate on her situation and offered tidbits of advice, centering on the idea that only she could decide what gave her life meaning. I suggested that she might reach out to others who were also searching, then she settled in for a longer discussion with Ian.And then it happened: A crowd gathered.At first I thought they were there to eavesdrop, but as it turned out they had their own existential concerns. A group of teenagers engaged the philosopher on my right. One young woman, who turned out to be a sophomore in college, stepped away from the group with a serious concern. “Why can’t I be happier in my life? I’m only 20. I should be as happy as I’m ever going to be right now, but I’m not. Is this it?”It was my turn. “Research has shown that what makes us happy is achieving small goals one after the other,” I said. “If you win the lottery, within six months you’ll probably be back to your baseline of happiness. Same if you got into an accident. You can’t just achieve happiness and stay there, you have to pursue it.”“So I’m stuck?” she said.“No…” I explained. “Your role in this is huge. You’ve got to choose the things that make you happy one by one. That’s been shown from Aristotle all the way down to cutting-edge psychological research. Happiness is a journey, not a destination.”She brightened a bit, while her friends were still puzzling over whether color was a primary or secondary property. They thanked us and moved on.Suddenly, the older woman who had stopped by initially seemed satisfied with what Ian had told her, and said that she had to be on her way as well.Again it was quiet. Some who passed by were pointing and smiling. A few took pictures. It must have looked odd to see three philosophers sitting in a row with “Ask a Philosopher” over our heads, amidst the bagel carts and jewelry stalls.During the quiet I reflected for a moment on what had just happened. A group of strangers had descended upon us not to make fun, but because they were carrying around some real philosophical baggage that had long gone unanswered. If you’re in a spiritual crisis, you go to your minister or rabbi. If you have psychological concerns, you might seek out a therapist. But what to do if you don’t quite know where you fit into this world and you’re tired of carrying that burden alone?And then I spotted her … an interlocutor who would be my toughest questioner of the day. She was about 6 years old and clutched her mother’s hand as she craned her neck to stare at us. Her mother stopped, but the girl hesitated. “It’s OK,” I offered. “Do you have a philosophical question?” The girl smiled at her mother, then let go of her hand to walk over to the booth. She looked me dead in the eye and said: “How do I know I’m real?”Suddenly I was back in graduate school. Should I talk about the French philosopher Rene Descartes, who famously used the assertion of skepticism itself as proof of our existence, with the phrase “I think, therefore I am?” Or, mention English philosopher G.E. Moore and his famous “here is one hand, here is the other,” as proof of the existence of the external world?Or, make a reference to the movie “The Matrix,” which I assumed, given her age, she wouldn’t have seen? But then the answer came to me. I remembered that the most important part of philosophy was feeding our sense of wonder. “Close your eyes,” I said. She did. “Well, did you disappear?” She smiled and shook her head, then opened her eyes. “Congratulations, you’re real.”She grinned broadly and walked over to her mother, who looked back at us and smiled. My colleagues patted me on the shoulder and I realized that my time was up. Back to the conference to face some easier questions on topics like “Academic Philosophy and its Responsibilities in a Post-Truth World.” Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 February 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm Maria Elena Franco Please enter your comment! 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Anthony Hill’s killer cop indicted

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first_imgAtlanta, Jan. 21 — After a four-day, round-the-clock vigil was held in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse — despite frigid temperatures and driving rain — more than 100 protesters cheered the news that a criminal grand jury had brought a six-count indictment against police officer Robert Olsen in the March 9, 2015, shooting of Anthony Hill. The charges include felony murder, aggravated assault, violating oath of office and making false statements.Crowd before Dekalb County Courthouse, Jan. 21.Photo: Rise Up GeorgiaThe encampment was initiated by Rise Up Georgia, a social and economic justice group, and was composed of a dozen or more tents set up on the front lawn of the DeKalb County Courthouse in the center of Decatur. It brought out youth, veterans, clergy, union workers and college students from across Atlanta. The four-day action, which garnered daily media coverage, was a constant reminder of the widespread outrage at the undisguised impunity given to police who kill.Hill, a 27-year-old African American, was shot twice in the chest as he walked erratically and naked around his Chamblee, Ga., apartment complex. Several neighbors called 911, seeking help for the Afghanistan war veteran, whom they knew as a gentle, friendly man. No one alleged that he had hurt anyone or was acting in a threatening manner.Witnesses say that when DeKalb County Officer Olsen pulled up in his squad car, Hill was in a prayerful position on the ground, and then he began approaching the uniformed officer with his hands up and outstretched. Olsen drew his gun and ordered Hill to stop. The officer claimed that Hill “charged” him — and that, in fear of his life, he fired twice, striking the clearly unarmed man.Hill had been released from the Air Force after being given a bipolar disorder diagnosis and was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. He had sought help from the Veterans Administration, without much success. Yet, despite all the obstacles he faced, he remained optimistic about the future and was passionate about his music. He was especially well-liked by the children in his complex, always willing to play at sports with them.The young man and his partner had planned to celebrate their third anniversary the night he was killed. Hill reportedly had stopped taking his prescription medication, as it brought about sleeplessness and caused his jaw to lock and his tongue to swell.Just months earlier, Kevin Davis, a popular restaurant worker, called 911, requesting help for his partner, who had been stabbed by a roommate. Upon arriving at the apartment, DeKalb County Officer Joseph Pitts shot and killed Davis’ beloved, three-legged dog. Davis thought that his partner’s assailant had returned and grabbed his unloaded pistol, holding it at his side.When Davis saw his dead dog, he yelled at Pitts several times, “Why did you shoot my dog?” Pitts then shot Davis multiple times. He died two days later in the hospital in ankle restraints, having been denied family visits and even charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.Atlantans: ‘Stop racist police killings’Numerous militant demonstrations were organized, demanding justice for Anthony Hill, Kevin Davis and others killed by Atlanta area police. Thousands of Atlantans, particularly African-American youth, had already become engaged in the struggle against racist police and vigilante killings after the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, among others.Around the country, and particularly in Georgia, it is unlikely that police officers who have shot people are brought before a grand jury, regardless of how suspicious the circumstances might be. Georgia law allows a police officer and his lawyer to sit through the entire proceedings, hearing all the witness testimony. The officer is allowed to make the last presentation, which cannot be challenged or cross-examined.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a study in December which revealed that of the 184 fatal police shootings since 2010, half of the victims were either unarmed or shot in the back. More than one-third were killed in their own homes or that of a loved one, following a call for help. African Americans were more than twice as likely as whites to be killed. A police officer was indicted only once by a grand jury, but in that case, the district attorney persuaded a judge to drop the charges the next day.Following several police killings of African-American men in 2015, DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James brought the cases before civil grand juries for review in October. Neither Davis’ nor Hill’s killers were indicted, but the jurors requested that James further investigate Hill’s shooting. This led to the criminal grand jury hearing eight hours of testimony about Olsen’s shooting of Davis, and then indicting him.Hill’s family, his partner Bridget Anderson and the many activists who are fighting for justice for Hill want the public to know him — not as he has been portrayed in the media or by police, but as the genuinely thoughtful, talented and kind young man he was. He had shared his thoughts on Facebook and Twitter about living his life, despite having a mental illness, and encouraged other people deemed not “normal” to “Love your Life.”No trial date is set for Olsen, who has been released on $110,200 bond.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

State Distributes Clean Water Indiana Funds

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first_img SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 8, 2018 State Distributes Clean Water Indiana Funds Home Indiana Agriculture News State Distributes Clean Water Indiana Funds Previous articleSenate Ag Plans Farm Bill MarkupNext articleErnst Applauds President Trump for Rejecting Bad RFS Deal for Farmers Hoosier Ag Today SHARE The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and the State Soil Conservation Board (SSCB) distributed more than $900,000 to Indiana’s 92 Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The funds were awarded through the Clean Water Indiana (CWI) program as part of a matching grant.“These grants will go a long way to improve water quality across the state,” said Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. “It’s important that we provide our conservation districts with the resources they need to be effective on the ground.”Clean Water Indiana provides financial assistance to landowners and conservation groups that work to reduce non-point sources of water pollution. The program is administered by the SSCB and funded by a portion of the state’s cigarette tax.Each district received roughly $10,000 to support their conservation efforts, whether that’s providing technical assistance, education, training or cost sharing programs.“In many cases, conservation districts are the first line of defense when it comes to addressing natural resource concerns at the local level,” said Bruce Kettler, ISDA director. “We awarded these grants to supplement and reinforce those efforts.”To learn more about the CWI program, visit www.in.gov/isda/2379.htm, or to learn more about the SSCB, please visit www.in.gov/isda/2361.htm. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Lucrative surveillance market fed by desire to hunt down dissidents

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first_img Help by sharing this information Organisation News RSF_en center_img Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of the criminal cooperation between western hi-tech companies and authoritarian regimes, which is receiving renewed attention after the WikiLeaks website yesterday posted the “SpyFiles”, a series of documents shedding light on the scale of the 5-billion-dollar international market in mass surveillance and interception.Around 1,100 internal documents involving 160 companies in 25 countries are being made available to the international public by WikiLeaks in partnership with five news media – OWNI, The Washington Post, The Hindu, L’Espresso and ARD – and a British NGO, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.The surveillance tools sold by these companies are used all over the world by armed forces, intelligence agencies, democratic governments and repressive regimes. The leading exporters of these technologies include the United States, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and Israel. Among the companies singled out are BlueCoat (United States), Elaman (Germany), Gamma (United Kingdom), Amesys and Qosmos (France) and Aera SpA (Italy). An interactive map shows the countries and companies involved.The equipment and software on offer constitute a vast arsenal of surveillance resources. Any computer or mobile phone can be physically located, remotely hacked, or infected with a Trojan by means of telephone surveillance tools (SMS, calls and geolocation) Internet surveillance and analysis tools (email and browsing), voice analysis and cyber-attacks.“These new revelations by WikiLeaks provide confirmation and better documentation of the disgraceful cooperation between western companies and authoritarian regimes, which are being buffeted by the waves from the Arab Spring and want to control their dissidents at all costs,” Reporters Without Borders said.“By equipping oppressive regimes and giving them the means to track and arrest cyber-dissidents and human rights activists, these companies become the accomplices of serious crimes. It is time to end the impunity they enjoy and to impose financial sanctions on them.”Reporters Without Borders reiterates the proposal it made on 2 September for the creation of mechanisms under which companies that supply technological support to dictators guilty of war crimes can be referred to the International Criminal Court (LINK).Reporters Without Borders also urges the governments of the countries concerned to adopt effective measures to regulate this market and to prevent the export of technology, equipment and software to countries where they are likely to be used to violate freedom of expression and human rights.Companies should also establish monitoring mechanisms to ensure that equipment supplied to a “permitted” country is not subsequently transferred to one that is not. These regulations should also be adopted at the European Union level and by international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.Chris Smith, a Republican member of the US House of Representatives, is currently preparing a new version of his proposed Global Online Freedom Act (GOFA), which would ban the export of these technologies to countries such as Syria and Iran that restrict online free expression and target dissidents.The European version of the GOFA which Dutch MEP Jules Maaten of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe submitted to the European Parliament in 2008 aims to forestall online censorship possibilities and to regulate the potentially repressive activities of European Internet companies. It needs to be modified to take account of the latest revelations and to reinforce the proposed regulatory mechanisms.The Sakharov Network of former winners of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, which met in Brussels on 23 November at the invitation of European Parliament president Jerzy Buzek, was very firm in its condemnation of the involvement of private-sector companies in providing systems for monitoring and spying on the Internet and mobile phone networks.The Sakharov Prize laureates were unanimous in stressing the need for rapid action by the European Union to adopt clear and binding rules and legislation to regulate this sector. They also encouraged the European Parliament to follow up on the initial step it took in October when it adopted a resolution opposing the sale of surveillance resources and technology to countries that would use them to violate democratic principles, freedom of expression and human rights.Two examples from the SpyFilesWikiLeaks has published the contract that Amesys, a subsidiary of the French company Bull, signed with the Gaddafi regime. Last September, The Wall Street Journal and BBC reporters found documents in Col. Gaddafi’s headquarters showing that Amesys had provided the regime with very sophisticated surveillance equipment. It included a system called “Eagle” for intercepting Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo! emails and monitoring MSN and AIM instant messaging.The Italian company Area SpA is currently installing a very elaborate Internet surveillance system in Syria called Asfador that is thought to be costing Bashar Al-Assad’s government more than 10 million euros. When operational, it would enable the regime to monitor all email exchanges anywhere on the Syrian Internet and to access the personal data of users. Area SpA employs technology provided by other western companies including the French company Qosmos, which recently pulled out of the project. Its withdrawal has not however stopped the project from going ahead.Read about other companies that have already been criticized by Reporters Without Borders, such as BlueCoat for its involvement in Syria and Nokia Siemens Networks for its involvement in Bahrain. December 2, 2011 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Lucrative surveillance market fed by desire to hunt down dissidentslast_img read more

Panel Analyzes Pasadena’s Affordable Housing Crisis

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first_img 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Top of the News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The growing shortage of affordable housing and increase in homelessness is a national issue, confounded by the increase in foreclosures, unemployment and declining value and availability of public assistance.Pasadena is not immune to this crisis. Development agencies are scrambling for solutions while smaller non-profits and volunteer groups are helping with several initiatives aimed to keep people off the streets.As William K. Huang, Director of Housing for the City of Pasadena explains, ” Pasadena, is experiencing a perfect storm scenario with increased demand for housing and housing program and funding reduced to unprecedented levels. The challenge is to continue to find innovative and effective ways to serve the needs of the low income population with significantly fewer resources.Huang along believes that “We need to work with partners from the faith-based, nonprofit and business communities to leverage each other’s resources to meet the most pressing needs.”An expert panel will examine the issues and controversies surrounding affordable housing and how it relates to homelessness on Wednesday, April 18, 7:00pm, at the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center, Galpert Sanctuary, 1434 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena.The panel includes Michelle White, Executive Director of Affordable Housing Services (AHS) in Pasadena; Peter Dreier, E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics and Chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College; and, William K. Huang, Director of Housing for the City of Pasadena. Arnold Siegel, Board Chair of Union Station Homeless Services, the largest provider of services to the homeless in Pasadena, will moderate. Siegel is also Clinical Professor and Director of Legal Writing and Ethical Lawyering at Loyola Law School.The discussion is open to the public and a reception will follow. The event is co-sponsored by Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center Tikkun Olam (Hebrew for “repairing the world”) Committee and Greater Pasadena Jews for Justice.. It is just one of the initiatives of the Tikun Olam Committee to addressing the issues of homelessness.The Committee recently helped furnish a bedroom through AHS whose mission is to develop housing for low-income and no-income households. The Adopt-a-Room project involved five units for recently homeless single women in a group setting and was the culmination of years of effort and coordination with the Housing Department of the City of Pasadena, private “Moral Capitalist” financing, and others.Homelessness and poverty are, of course, inextricably linked. It is estimated that 3.5 million men, women and children experience homelessness each year and one in four US households report spending more on housing than is considered affordable.About the Pasadena Jewish Temple & CenterThe Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center (PJTC) is a synagogue and community center affiliated with the Conservative Movement whose members observe a wide range of Jewish beliefs and practices. PJTC is dedicated to perpetuating all aspects of Jewish life and to fostering a sense of Jewish identity among its members, both as individuals and as a community. The Temple provides an active house of prayer, education and assembly. PJTC seeks to include and accept all those who wish to worship, study, or develop cultural or social ties to Judaism. Grounded in our tradition’s commitment to help heal the world, the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center’s Tikkun Olam committee coordinates ongoing charitable, humanitarian, and social action work within the Temple and the larger community.The mission of Greater Pasadena Jews for Justice is to use our voice and presence, mindful of our history as minorities and immigrants, to inject Jewish values of tikkun olam, justice, and equality into local public discourse and policy. This mission includes working in interfaith coalitions, and linking matters of local concern to broader social, political, and economic issues.For more information visit www.pjtc.net.center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment More Cool Stuff HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News COMMUNITY SECTION Panel Analyzes Pasadena’s Affordable Housing Crisis An expert panel will examine the issues and controversies surrounding affordable housing and how it relates to homelessness From STAFF REPORTS Published on Sunday, April 15, 2012 | 10:41 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

A Week of Healthy Eats and Exercise

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first_img Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff 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 EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Make a commentcenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Subscribe center column 3 A Week of Healthy Eats and Exercise Real Food Daily will be participating at Bike Week 2013 for seven days of healthy food and exercise By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 11:54 am Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeauty Feeling sluggish? Nothing a little exercise and a healthy diet can fix.To help you jump-start a healthier lifestyle, join Bike 2013 on May 13-18 to get a taste of what it’s like to live healthy.Real Food Daily, the award-winning organic vegan restaurant, will be part of the opening day festivities as one of the stops in “A Taste of Pasadena Ride” where C.I.C.L.E. will explore Pasadena’s tastiest bites through the Pasadena Playhouse restaurants, Real Food Daily and other foodie favorites.The ride will start at Memorial Park on Raymond Ave. and Holly St. at 6:30 p.m. up to 9:30 p.m.C.I.C.L.E. is an L.A. based bike advocacy non-profit that promotes cycling as a form of transportation, not only as a healthy alternative, but to make the environment better. The organization is the brains behind Bike Week 2013 where people learn about the proper riding techniques, safety guidelines, and the overall positive impact of biking.The activities are spread out over six days and highlights will include the aforementioned “A Taste of Pasadena Restaurant Bicycle Tour” on the first day, along with the following:Ladies Night Workshop and Ride (May 15, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)Bike to Work Pit-Stop (May 15, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.)Bike Home From Work Shift Party (May 16, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)Bike-In Movie Night May 17, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.)Kids and Families’ Costumed Bicycle Parade with the Mayor (May 18, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)Everyone is invited to join, Dan Dabek or C.I.C.L.E. says, “the events are made for everyone. They don’t have to be super athletic, it’s just a great way to get started and to have fun in a leisurely pace. And we’re not asking people to give up driving, we’re just showing them that there are a lot of benefits to reducing some of the trips during the week and this is a good way to get started.”To find out more about Bike Week 2013, and for more information about C.I.C.L.E. and its complete calendar of events, visit www.cicle.org. 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more