Hamdi Al-Bakari attacked, Bushra Al-Maqtari and Mohammed Al-Hozayfi injured

first_img Help by sharing this information March 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hamdi Al-Bakari attacked, Bushra Al-Maqtari and Mohammed Al-Hozayfi injured Organisation RSF_en center_img News Pro-government thugs attacked an Al-Jazeera crew as the station’s correspondent, Hamdi Al-Bakari, was covering violence against demonstrators in the province of Taiz. Journalist, writer and activist Bushra Al-Maqtari was injured when security agents tried to disperse a sit-in in Freedom Square in the city of Taiz. Mareb Press reporter Mohammed Al-Hozayfi was also injured when anti-riot police threw stones and used teargas to disperse the protesters. last_img read more

Members Of Vulfpeck Release Second Single As ‘The Fearless Flyers’ [Video]

first_imgThe Fearless Flyers have released their second new video this week. Once again, the video release comes with barely any supporting information about the new project other than the fact that the new music will be pressed on a limited supply of 12″ vinyl–suggesting a full record is on the way.Vulfpeck bassist Joe Dart and guitarist Cory Wong team up with drummer Nate Smith and guitarist Mark Lettieri for this new project, which is produced, composed, and mixed by the “Vulfmon” himself, Jack Stratton (bandleader/multi-instrumentalist of Vulfpeck). The first taste of The Fearless Flyers, “Aces of Aces“, came coupled with Vulf Records‘ subtle (if not questionable) announcement of the band on Monday. Today’s new release starts with a cover of “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid and leads into their own “Flyers Drive” jam (jam!).Titled “Under the Sea / Flyers Drive”, check out the “t’chune” below:The Fearless Flyers – “Under The Sea / Flyers Drive”[Video: Vulf]“Fearless Flyers is for the KIDS,” reads the newsletter. First pressing on sale until Friday only. Head to the crowdfunding page today and reserve your own copy of whatever’s to come.last_img read more

6 things you need to know about your W-2

first_imgIf you’ve ever been somebody’s employee, you’ve probably noticed that every January or February, you receive a form with a lot of little boxes on it in the mail. It’s not a bill — it’s a W-2, and every employer that paid you at least $600 during the year has to send you one.The W-2 form, formally called the “Wage and Tax Statement,” details your compensation from an employer. Don’t confuse it with your W-4 — that’s the form you use to tell your employer how much tax to withhold from your paycheck every pay period. And notice the key word here: employer. Freelancers or contract workers get 1099s from their clients, not W-2s.The W-2 form is really important. For most people, the information on it determines whether they’re getting a refund or writing a check in April. Here are six things you need to know about how to handle it. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Tourist impulse Q3: Croatia grew in physical indicators, the only double-digit growth was achieved by Turkey

first_imgThis season was again marked by a high growth in the offer of accommodation capacities, especially in the short-term rental of real estate, as well as the continued decline in the occupancy rate of accommodation. This year, the number of beds in commercial accommodation increased by a total of 67.077, mostly in household facilities, by 35.777 new beds. The increase in this form of accommodation, together with the increase in the number of beds in non-commercial accommodation of 36,1 thousand this year alone is equivalent to the number of 183 new hotels with an average size of 200 rooms, while in the period from 2010 to 2019 the number of beds in household increased 444,6 thousand which would be equal to 1.112 new hotels with an average size of 200 rooms.  “In the first eight months of this tourist season, the leading hotel and tourism companies achieved a 5,4 percent increase in operating income compared to last year, thanks to increased investments in quality that enabled price growth, additional sales and marketing activities and consequent intensification. last-minute “reservation” said Veljko Ostojic, director of the Croatian Tourism Association (HUT). The season confirmed the earlier announcements of tourism experts that only those who continuously invest in quality and actively manage their tourism product will be able to count on further growth, in the situation of return of eastern Mediterranean markets, especially Turkey, is the conclusion of the presentation of the third edition of trends of the Croatian Tourism Association (HUT). Croatia grew in physical terms, the only double-digit growth was achieved by Turkey Most of the leading domestic hotel and tourism companies expect continued growth in the off-season, while most hotels and camps expect a higher volume of reservations in the off-season compared to last year, with hotels between 2 and 6 percent and camps between 1 and 9 percent. A drop in bookings of between 2 and 8 percent is expected by most apartment complexes (63 percent) and just over a fifth of the hotels and campsites covered, according to the Tourist Impulse Q3 report. To illustrate the fact that the state achieves the greatest economic and fiscal effects by marketing products through the hospitality channel, as well as that tourism is the most efficient form of “export”, HUT compared the effects of selling a bottle of wine through different distribution channels.  In the Mediterranean, the highest growth rates of tourist arrivals this year were achieved by Turkey, with a plus of 14,11 percent in the first seven months of this year. At the same time, key western Mediterranean markets are growing: Spain 1,91 percent, Malta 4,86 percent, and Slovenia 5,24 percent in the first seven months of 2019. Attachment: HUT / Tourist impulse Q3 Read the full report in the attachment. According to the report, this year online portals recorded a high growth rate of sales of accommodation capacities (+12,4 percent), and the average price increased (+6 percent), which means that revenue in this segment of tourism in the period from August 2018 to July 2019 reached 2,03 billion euros. At the same time, the occupancy of capacity in household facilities was further reduced, to 22 percent, which is more than twice lower than the occupancy rate in hotels (45,1%). HUT reiterated that all European countries that compete with Croatia in tourism have a reduced value added tax rate for hotel accommodation and catering services, with the aim of continuously encouraging the development of the tourism sector and the economy as a whole. Croatia also managed to end up in physical terms – according to data from last week, an annual cumulative growth of arrivals of 4,33 percent and an increase of 1,84 percent of overnight stays was recorded. In the third edition of the Tourist Impulse Q3, in addition to an overview of the financial and market results of the 2019 tourist season by type of capacity, key indicators of short-term real estate rental in Croatia were published on online portals. Short-term real estate rental continues to grow, rental income on two online portals exceeded 2 billion euros  According to the survey, these companies use the predominant share of domestic components, especially in the segment of bakery products (87 percent), in construction and installation services (72 percent), and more than half of the consumption of alcoholic beverages (65 percent) and beverages (66 percent), meat and meat products (64 percent) and vegetables (54 percent). “As we announced, this season has shown that the period of high growth rates in tourism is behind us and that there will be a struggle for every guest. If we want to keep our position on the tourist map, the business conditions in tourism must improve. Only in this way can we free up funds to invest in the key prerequisites for success in the coming years. These are necessary to increase the quality of accommodation and the overall offer, as well as to keep the existing and attract new quality staff. In this context, we see the announced reduction of VAT on the preparation and serving of food in restaurants as the first step in the direction of capturing the competitiveness of domestic tourism with neighboring countries. Tax relief is an incentive for investments in new hotel and similar facilities that have a significant impact on the economic activity of destinations, but also the whole of Croatia”, Ostojic pointed out. Ucomparing the effects of selling a bottle of wine through different distribution channels In addition, a survey of leading hotel and tourism companies in Croatia showed that the share of products and services of Croatian origin in the total consumption of the sector is significant, according to HUT. Such capacity growth has further exacerbated the overall structure of tourism capacity, with hotels and camps currently together accounting for only 35 percent of total commercial accommodation capacity, while the share of beds in household facilities has reached 52,2 percent of commercial accommodation. If we add a significant increase in capacity in non-commercial accommodation, this structure is even more unfavorable. In the sale through catering, the amount of value added tax per bottle of wine is 2,2 times higher than in retail, taxes and contributions on salaries are over 12 times higher than in exports and over 20 percent higher than in the sale of wine in retail. At the same time, employment in the hospitality industry is higher than in other distribution channels, as well as the foreign exchange component, which is at least 4 times higher than in other channels. Given the size of this form of accommodation, the third edition of the Tourist Impulse also presented data from the online portals Airbnb and HomeAway, which at the end of July offered a total of 236.800 accommodation units from Croatia.last_img read more

Italian prosecutors ‘to question PM’ over handling of virus

first_imgConte ‘not worried’ “The things I have to say to the prosecutor, I will say to the prosecutor — I don’t want to anticipate,” he said.”I will conscientiously set out all the facts of which I have knowledge. I am not at all worried.”All investigations are welcome. The citizens have the right to know and we have the right to reply.”The team, lead by chief prosecutor Maria Cristina Rota, has already questioned senior officials in Lombardy region, who say it was up to Rome to decide whether certain areas should be shut.The region’s health minister, Giulio Gallera, has said it was clear from February 23 that there were a lot of cases in the areas around Nembro and Alzano, towns in the Bergamo province.But the government failed to act, he said.Conte replied that “if Lombardy had wanted to, it could have made Alzano and Nembro red zones”.Codogno was closed on February 21. Lombardy and 14 provinces in the neighboring regions of Veneto, Piedmont and Emilia Romagna followed on March 8, and the whole of Italy shut down two days later.But a scientific committee advising the government and the national health institute had warned in early March 3 that the towns should be locked down, according to the Corriere della Sera. Prosecutors are to question Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and the health and interior ministers over how the government handled the coronavirus pandemic, news agencies reported Wednesday.The prosecutors from Bergamo, the city in the northern Lombardy region worst hit by the virus, have launched an investigation into the crisis, which has killed over 34,000 people in Italy.They are looking in particular at why a red zone was not enforced in February around the towns of Nembro and Alzano. Regional officials and the government blame each other for the failure. Salvini denounces ‘lies’ Fifty relatives of coronavirus victims — members of the “Noi Denunceremo” (We Will Denounce) committee — filed complaints with the Bergamo prosecutors earlier Wednesday over the handling of the pandemic. It is the first such legal group action in Italy.”If it hadn’t been so disorganized, if [the province of] Bergamo had been made into a red zone earlier, perhaps the hospitals would not have been driven to collapse,” said Monica Plazzoli, whose husband Armando died of the virus.Far-right opposition leader Matteo Salvini, head of the League party which governs Lombardy, on Wednesday welcomed the investigation.”After so many lies and shameful attacks, justice has been done: those who have made mistakes must pay,” he said.Andrea Orlando of the center-left Democratic Party (PD), part of the government coalition, rebuked Salvini for using “a painful situation for propaganda”.It was normal procedure for prosecutors to speak with institutional representatives, he said. Italy was the first European country to be ravaged by the virus. The government imposed the country’s first red zone, around the town of Codogno, 24 hours after doctors discovered a patient positive for COVID-19.It went on to shut down 10 other towns, and then large areas of the north, before imposing a nationwide lockdown.Speaking to journalists on Wednesday evening, Conte said he would be interviewed by prosecutors on Friday. Topics :last_img read more

Diary

first_imgParis, FranceJanuary 24 1997Transformation in the rail industry – strategic responses to competition. Nick Tribe, The Economist Conferences, 15 Regent Street, London SW1Y4LR, Great Britain.Fax: +44 171 240 8830London, Great BritainJanuary 28 1997The development of surface access links to airports. Chartered Institute of Transport, 9 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W0BH, Great Britain.Fax: +44 171 233 7611London, Great BritainJanuary 29 – 31 1997The seamless journey: creating, managing & marketing the multimodal journey. February 10 – 11 1997Passenger & infrastructural investment in the new railway.Both conferences: AIC Conferences, 2nd Floor, 100 Hatton Garden, London EC1N8NX, Great Britain.Fax: +44 171 242 1508Stuttgart, GermanyMarch 5 – 7 1997Eurocargo ’97. Huss-Verlag GmbH, Joseph-Dollinger-Bogen 5, D-80807 München, Germany.Fax: +49 89 323 91 416London, Great BritainMarch 12 – 13 1997Competitive Opportunities & Critical Commercial Issues in Pan-European Rail Freight. SMi Ltd, No 1 New Concordia Wharf, Mill Street, London SE12BB, Great Britain.Fax: +44 171 252 2272Amsterdam, NetherlandsMarch 13 – 14 1997European Rail ’97. Adam Smith Institute, Conference Division, 11-13 Charterhouse Buildings, London EC1M7AN, Great Britain.Fax: +44 171 490 8932Hong KongMarch 18 – 20 1997Asia Rail ’97. IIR Ltd, 20/F Siu On Centre, 188 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.Fax: +852 2507 5666Paris, FranceMarch 19 1997Euromodal ’97. UIC, 16 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France.Fax: +33 1 44 49 20 29Hanoi, VietnamMarch 19 – 21 1997Vietnam Transport Infrastructure Congress ’97. IBC Asia Ltd, 268 Orchard Road, #18-02, Singapore 238856.Fax: +65 733 5087Lille, FranceMarch 20 – 21 1997The Channel Tunnel Experience – Lessons for the Future. CT97 Secretariat, Institution of Electrical Engineers, Savoy Place, London WC2R0BL, Great Britain.Fax: +44 171 240 8830Cape Town, South AfricaApril 7 – 11 19976th International Heavy Haul Association conference – Beyond 2000. Danie Van Zijl, Spoornet, Paul Kruger Building, Wolmarans Street, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa.Fax: +27 11 773 2393York, Great BritainApril 23 – 24 1997Train Maintenance Tomorrow … and beyond. Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H9JJ, Great Britain.Fax: +44 171 222 4557Utrecht, NetherlandsApril 23 – 25 1997Rail Tech Holland conference and exhibition. Europoint BV, Johan H J Haarhuis, PO Box 344, 3840AH Harderwijk, Netherlands.Fax: +31 341 425614Dallas, Texas, USAMay 13 – 15 199710th AAR seminar on hazardous materials. Cyndi Stone, Association of American Railroads, 50 F Street NW, Washington DC 200001, USA.Fax: +1 202 639 2204Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMay 14 – 16 1997Exporail (Asia) 97, with associated seminars on vehicle & track performance. Interfama Brooks Exhibitions, Forum Place, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL100RN, Great Britain.Fax: +44 1707 275544Yangon, MyanmarMay 22 – 26 1997Myanmar (Burma) Road & Rail Transport Expo ’97. KTK Kay, CP Exhibition, Room 1703, 109 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.Fax: +852 2511 9692e-mail: [email protected], SwitzerlandMay 26 – 28 1997’Sustainable top achievements of the railways – Solutions for the long-term future’. Hans Wägli, Projektleitung Jubiläum 1997, SBB, Mittelstrasse 43, CH-3030 Bern, Switzerland.Fax: +41 512 20 40 99Stuttgart, GermanyJune 2 – 6 199752nd UITP World Congress and City Transport 97 exhibition. UITP, Avenue de l’Uruguay 19, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium.Fax: +32 2 660 10 72Washington DC, USAJune 8 – 12 1997American Public Transit Association 1997 Rapid Transit Conference. APTA, 1201 New York Avenue NWWashington DC 20005, USA.Fax: +1 202 898 4070München, GermanyJune 10 – 14 1997Transport 97. Messe München, Messegelände, D-80325 München, Germany.Fax: +49 89 5107 506Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaJuly 3 – 6 1997City Transport ’97. Blenheim Exhibitions (M) Sdn Bhd, 41-1, Jalan 109E, Desa Business Park, Taman Desa, Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Fax: +603 781 3720Seattle, Washington, USAJuly 19 – 23 19971997 International Highway/Rail Grade Crossing Safety Conference. Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas 77843-3135, USA.Tel: +1 409 845 5817Web site: http://translink.tamu.edu /rail/hr_cross.htmHanoi, VietnamSeptember 10 – 12 1997Vietnam Transport Expo ’97. KTK Kay, CP Exhibition, Room 1703, 109 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.Fax: +852 2511 9692e-mail: [email protected], AustriaSeptember 16 – 18 1997ÖVG Convention on Optimising Railway Track. ÖVG, Postfach 489, A-1010 Wien, Austria.Fax: +43 1 512 6998SingaporeSeptember 25 – 28 1997City Trans/Intertraffic/Intertransport Asia ’97. City Trans Asia Management Pte Ltd, 20 Kallang Avenue, 2nd Floor Pico Creative Centre, Singapore 339411.Fax: +65 292 7577e-mail: [email protected], ItalySeptember 23 – 25 19973rd International Conference on Urban Transport & the Environment for the 21st Century. Paula Doughty-Young, UT 97, Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton SO407AA, Great Britain.Fax: +44 1703 292853e-mail: [email protected]last_img read more

Sheffield Shield final.. Harris and Dean put Victoria on top

first_imgOPENERS Marcus Harris and Travis Dean gave Victoria the perfect start in their push to complete a hat-trick of Sheffield Shield titles, setting up a strong first day with the bat for the Bushrangers.Harris scored his second century of the Shield season and Dean fell just short of doing the same, but their 224-run opening stand put Victoria on the path to a hefty total against South Australia.At stumps on the first day in Alice Springs, Victoria had moved along to 3 for 322, with Rob Quiney on 44 and Cameron White on 7.It brought an end to a tough day in the field for the Redbacks, who are searching for their first Shield title in more than two decades. However, they had brought some of the misery on themselves through a lacklustre fielding display, with both Harris and Dean given lives.Harris was first dropped on 54 when he edged Joe Mennie to first slip, where Daniel Worrall put down a sitter; Harris had another let-off on 59 when a drive off Chadd Sayers skewed to backward point, where Jake Lehmann dropped a harder opportunity. In between those two misses, Callum Ferguson at gully also grassed a chance to give Dean a reprieve.South Australia also missed a couple of run-out opportunities, and the Victorians made the Redbacks pay for their sloppy work, raising the second-highest opening stand of this Sheffield Shield summer. Harris brought up his hundred and in his first season for Victoria continued to build his reputation as a big-game player: in the 2014-15 final he had made 81 and 158* for Western Australia to be Man of the Match.The partnership ended only when Dean was bowled by a well-flighted delivery from Adam Zampa for 94, and Harris fell in the next over for 120 when he drove at Sayers and was caught by Mennie at gully, but Rob Quiney and Aaron Finch continued to frustrate the Redbacks with a 72-run stand that came to an end when Finch was lbw to Sayers for 38. But at stumps, Victoria remained firmly in control of the contest.(ESPN Cricinfo).last_img read more

KGM, Jumbo Jet ink partnerships for International Race of Champions

first_imgKGM Security and Jumbo Jet Auto Sales are two more companies that joined the party for next month’s Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club’s International Race of Champions.KGM Security and Jumbo Jet Auto Sales are the latest companies to sign onto the event which takes place on November 11 and 12 at the South Dakota Circuit.Both companies on Friday handed over sponsorship for the event with both expressing their delight at being involved in the event.KGM through Andre Peters, the company’s representative stated that, “We are happy to be on-board again with the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club. We think they are doing a good job in promoting motorsport and we had no issue supporting them.”Jumbo Jet through Irshad Mohamed, echoed the same sentiments but also added that, “We at Jumbo Jet are involved in racing and as such we had no issues about giving sponsorship. We enjoy the sport.”Jumbo Jet’s Irshad Mohamed hands over his company’s sponsorship for the GMR&SC Race of championsMeanwhile, a 27-race programme was unveiled last week, which will encompass racing on both Saturday and Sunday, according to the GMR&SC.The club has confirmed three professional drift cars from Trinidad & Tobago as well as four SR-3 Radicals from Barbados, in addition to the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship competitors that are expected to grace the shores of the “land of many waters”.Saturday will be treated as just a race day, with adults being charged $1,000 per entry and children over 12 being charged $500.On Sunday, Adults will be charged $2,000 and children over 12 years, $1,000.Qualification will also be held on Saturday morning from 10:00hrs with races beginning from 14:00hrs.Scrutineering will take place on Thursday and Friday and before qualification on Saturday.The club is currently organising weekend passes for patrons who would be desirous of viewing both days of action, as well as VIP passeslast_img read more

County Senior Hurling Championship draw

first_imgThe tie of the round sees this years Mid winners and last years County champions Thurles Sarsfields come up against South finalists MullinahoneNorth champions Kildangan have drawn Upperchurch Drombane who they have already played in an earlier round of the county championship. The teams were tied at full time on that occasion.West champions Éire Óg Annacarthy come up against Lorrha-Dorrha who they played in an earlier round of the competition. The West Tipp side were victorious in that game. South champions Killenaule will look to their captain Kieran Bergin when they come up against Darren Gleeson’s Portroe from the North of the county.Kilruane McDonaghs from the North of the county will meet JK Brackens from the Mid while Eire Og Nenagh will play their North rivals Roscrea.Drom & Inch and Clonoulty-Rossmore have both received byes to the next round.last_img read more

Wellington’s Jaedyn Ledesma qualifies for state, breaks school record after sensational run in 4A Regional at El Dorado

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Jaedyn Ledesma has had a roller coaster career in her four years of running for the Wellington Cross Country team. But on Saturday afternoon in the Class 4A Regional at El Dorado State Park, Ledesma rolled that coaster cart to the top of the hill, parked it and stood there in Wellington Cross Country glory.Ledesma broke a school record in a 4K race and garnered a state cross country meet berth Saturday. She will be heading to Wamego at the golf course for the Class 4A state meet. She finished sixth individually and helped the girls team place ninth.She ran the race in 15.53 to garner a medal. Her time knocked out her sister, J’Lynn Ledesma’s record holding time set in 2006.After a very good freshman year, Ledesma battled injury her sophomore and junior year. Her senior year she pieced it all together – saving her best race for last.Overall, the Wellington girls accumulated 219 points, giving the team its best regional results in years. The team’s ninth place finish was better than Independence, Clearwater, Mulvane, Augusta, Parsons and Almamont-Labette.Lauren Scheufler finished 19th with a 16.34 time.Jo Tredway placed 53rd with a 18.24 time.Mackinze Tracy finished 71st with a 19.40 time.Baylee DeJarnett placed 74th with a 19.59 time.Julia Peck finished 78th with a 20.22 time.Cabreil Roe placed 83rd with a 21.22 time.On the all-time top 10 list, Ledesma moved from second to first. Scheufler stayed at fourth, and Jo Tredway moved from 10th place to ninth.“We have six girls that are on the team this year that has made the top 10 all-time record list,” said Charles Wallace, Wellington head cross country coach. “The other girls on the list include, Leah Nelson, fifth; Cabreil Roe, sixth and Baylee DeJarnett, 10th.On the boys side, two boys ran the 5K race.Brent Williams finished 55th place with a 19.12 time.Joe Friesen finished 75th with a 20.17 time.There were three girls and one boy who received personal records.This concludes the season for the cross country team except for Ledesma.last_img read more