My top 7 FTSE dividend stocks for building a growing passive income

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. My top 7 FTSE dividend stocks for building a growing passive income Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Kevin Godbold | Monday, 11th January, 2021 Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AG Barr, Britvic, Diageo, Nichols, and Sage Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img The idea of building a rising passive income with FTSE dividend stocks appeals to me. So, I’d choose shares with strong, high-quality underlying businesses capable of raising their dividends a bit each year.If I hold stocks like that, my portfolio could generate a rising passive income. And, on top of that, share prices tend to increase over time to reflect the progress of underlying business operations. So, I may see my dividend income rising and the capital value of my portfolio increasing as well.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Of course, nothing’s certain. But by being selective about the shares chosen means there’s a good chance the investing outcome will be favourable over the long term. And, right now, I’ve got my eye on seven potential investments that may be suitable for a portfolio aimed at generating a rising passive income.My top dividend stocksThey all have a decent trading record and a long history of paying rising shareholder dividends. And they all occupy attractive niches within defensive sectors. Operations tend to generate decent cash inflow in each case. And I reckon all the underlying businesses have the potential to keep dividends rising in the years ahead.FTSE SmallCap company AG Barr makes soft drinks and owns several popular brands including Irn-Bru. City analysts predict a robust single-digit percentage increase in the dividend for the trading year to January 2022. And with the share price near 518p, the forward-looking yield is just below 3%.In the FTSE 100, I’d go for smoking products maker British American Tobacco. Steady mid-single-digit percentage advances in the dividend are ahead, according to analysts’ estimates. Meanwhile, with the share price near 2,803p, the forward-looking yield is almost 7.9% for 2021.Meanwhile, premium branded alcoholic drinks supplier Diageo has a steady record of single-digit percentage increases in the dividend. And the FTSE 100 company predicts further gains ahead. With the shares at 3,036p, the forward-looking yield is just over 2.4% for the trading year to June 2022.Business software company Sage is another Footsie company that stands out for its solid record of dividend raising. Analysts expect further increases ahead. And with the share price near 575p, we can expect a yield for the trading year to September 2022 of around 3%.I’d select water company Severn Trent from the FTSE 100 too. We can expect modest dividend increases ahead. And the share price of 2,367p implies a forward yield of just over 4.3% for the trading year to March 2022.More from the attractive soft drinks sectorFrom the FTSE 250, I’d select soft drinks producer Britvic. Forward-looking predictions for the dividend are robust. And with the shares at 817p, the yield anticipated for the trading year to September 2022 is around 3.6%.My final pick is small-cap company and owner of the Vimto brand Nichols. Again, we can expect decent dividend rises ahead. And with the shares at 1,220p, the yield for 2021 is just above 3.1%. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Kevin Godbold I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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The Taylor Wimpey share price: value or not?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The government has been giving a lot of support to housebuilders to get them through the last year. A freeze on Stamp Duty is the most recent enticement for buyers and one that’s likely to push up house prices further.One housebuilder that reported results recently is FTSE 100-listed Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW). So have government initiatives helped it? Yes, but not completely.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Taylor Wimpey resultsFull-year revenue at the firm fell 35.7% to £2.8bn. This reflected reduced completions because of the pandemic.Apart from the fall in revenue however, there were more positive signs for the future. Its overall average selling price rose to £288,000. In 2019 it was £269,000. More momentum like this will feed straight through to the bottom line.Also, net cash rose to £719.4m from £545.7m. The business also accelerated land purchases, which means it has plenty of scope to develop further.Before the pandemic, housebuilders were prodigious dividend-payers. For me, the dividend is still a key attraction when it comes to investing in shares within the industry. As such I was pleased to see that a final dividend of 4.14p was announced.Taylor Wimpey share priceThe results above are generally positive. The company is operating well and that translates into good profits now and, in my opinion, into the future as well.That partly explains why the share price is up 15% so far this year. Yet despite the rise, I think the housebuilders generally are good value and Taylor Wimpey, in my eyes, is no exception.Of course, the risks to Taylor Wimpey are that government withdraws support from the housing market too quickly, or that banks tighten up on mortgage criteria, reducing demand for houses and causing prices to fall.A FTSE 100 peerThere’s a sector peer I like more. Persimmon (LSE: PSN) is another FTSE 100 housebuilder. The company has a new CEO, who has joined from transport company National Express. This will hopefully take it through its next stage of recovery from building quality scandals that have dogged it in the past.Personally, I think Persimmon’s shares are even better value than Taylor Wimpey’s. For one, its revenue has fallen far less, with a decline of 8.8% reported in its most recent results. I also expect Persimmon to be more aggressive in rewarding shareholders with dividends over the course of 2021.How so? Well, Persimmon has an even stronger cash position, possibly because it has been buying up less land through this uncertain time. It has around £1.2bn of net cash.The group is expecting completion volumes to recover nearly to 2019 levels during the first half of the year.A risk with this share is that its reputation is tarnished for a long time. Another is its reliance on government support for the housing market and relative expensiveness compared to peers when you look at the price-to-book value.With Persimmon shares only up 8% so far this year, I think it has some room to catch up with Taylor Wimpey and the underperformance will be rectified. I see little reason why its shares shouldn’t have risen by the same amount, if not more than its rival. That’s why I’m more likely to add more Persimmon shares to my own portfolio.  I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img See all posts by Andy Ross Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Andy Ross owns shares in Persimmon. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Taylor Wimpey share price: value or not? Andy Ross | Friday, 19th March, 2021 | More on: NEX PSN TW Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Class action could restore voting rights of former criminal offenders in…

first_img Please enter your comment! By Trimmel Gomes | Florida News ConnectionIn the quest to restore voting rights to the nearly 1.4 million Floridians with prior felony convictions, there is new hope that a class action designation will make that possible.Last week, a federal appeals court rejected a request by Gov. Ron DeSantis to review a prior decision which blocked a state law requiring former felons to pay back all legal financial obligations before they vote.Desmond Meade, president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, said the ruling, like all of the other favorable rulings in the case, only applies to the 17 plaintiffs challenging the law. But that could change.“Now that the judge is considering making this case a class action, then anything positive coming out of the courts would apply to more than just the 17 people,” Meade said. “And that is amazing.”In a statement, the governor’s communications office said “we are disappointed in the denial of a rehearing before the full court; nonetheless, the case is going to full trial in three weeks.” The trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida is scheduled to begin on April 27.Meade said despite challenges, roughly 20,000 people with prior felony convictions have visited their website to begin the process of registering to vote, and to connect with sister organizations helping to pay outstanding fines and fees for those in need.“We estimate at, I would say, around 50,000 returning citizens throughout the state are registered voters,” he said.The state law mandating that fines and fees must be paid before voting rights are restored has been described as a modern-day poll tax, a fee once imposed on would-be voters intended to suppress black votes. A study by University of Florida political science chairman Dan Smith found the law would prevent more than 80% of those trying from having their rights restored. 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 The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSFlorida News ConnectionFormer Criminal OffendersVoting Rights Previous articleDigital tool tracks Apopka hospital ICU bed availability as projected COVID-19 peak nearsNext articleAntibodies in the blood of COVID-19 survivors know how to beat coronavirus – and researchers are already testing new treatments that harness them Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

Maitland House / Kennedy Nolan

first_imgArchDaily Year:  Maitland House / Kennedy NolanSave this projectSaveMaitland House / Kennedy Nolan Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: InteriaOther Participants:Lucy Bowen landscapeArchitects In Charge:Patrick Kennedy, Rachel Nolan, Adriana Hanna, Susannah Lempriere, Chloe PiperCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82LightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGText description provided by the architects. This is an alteration and addition to a post-war brick veneer house.The project was executed in 2 stages: an interior refurbishment of the existing house was then followed by the major addition of kitchen, dining, living and swimming pool.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe palette is restrained. White painted brick and unfilled saw-cut travertine define what has been added.An L-shaped plan determines that most of the day-to-day living flank the rear garden. Living spaces are bright and visually connected by large areas of glazing.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellAn over scaled steel bird’s beak fascia binds the L-shaped plan. The rear elevation becomes a dramatic assembly of horizontal and vertical, with the fascia terminating in a graphic chimney element.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellMonumental and monochromatic, this single storey addition speaks of our clients’ love of Modernism. New wraps the old and the architecture seeks to drag interior program to the outdoors.Save this picture!SectionThe scale is unexpected, almost not domestic. Our practice continues to explore the motifs of hearth, chimney and horizontal roofline.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessExpo 2016 Antalya Observation Tower / Nita ArchitectsSelected ProjectsRenderings Revealed for New Residential Building at Hudson Yards in New YorkArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873010/maitland-house-kennedy-nolan Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873010/maitland-house-kennedy-nolan Clipboard CopyAbout this officeKennedy NolanOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneAustraliaPublished on June 06, 2017Cite: “Maitland House / Kennedy Nolan ” 06 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?老住宅穿上现代“衣服” / Kennedy Nolan是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Derek Swalwell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Kennedy Nolan Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australia 2016 Projects Photographs “COPY” Australia Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 9 Share Houses Maitland House / Kennedy Nolan last_img read more

3 Green Spaces House / A-Boom Design Office

first_img Photographs Area:  94 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hafele, INAX, Jotun, XingfaArchitect In Charge:Nguyen Dinh LuatDesign Team:A-Boom Design OfficeCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Minq BuiRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels in Fonsanta RestaurationResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. 3 GREEN SPACES HOUSE is a house created with the purpose of living closer to nature, temporarily away from the noisy, smoggy city. The owner, a young couple, chose Dong Nai land about 20km away from Saigon as a place to return after busy working days.Save this picture!© Minq BuiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Roof PlanSave this picture!© Minq BuiWith the policy of NOT receiving visitors because HOME is considered a private place of relaxation and gathering, that is why the Kitchen is chosen as the central area serving the homeowner’s living purpose.Save this picture!© Minq BuiMore importantly, the homeowner always wants to see nature anytime, anywhere while living in the house. Therefore, to meet the above demand, Kts has arranged an alternating garden throughout the length of the house to create the effect of welcoming sunlight, wind and trees.Save this picture!© Minq BuiWith an area not too large, the width is 4.4m and the length of the two sides is not equal, 19m, and 23m. Architects have divided the space flexibly:⁃ Garden front yard, parking lot. ⁃ The outside courtyard creates a green area in the house, this space is also a place to receive and circulate air into the front and back yard.Save this picture!© Minq BuiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Minq Bui ⁃ The backyard is a lake connecting the two spaces for rest (sleeping) and toilet; inside overlooking the garden and outdoor shower, creating a comfortable feeling when immersed in the water. In addition to the role of a garden miniatures, this space also has the effect of bringing the cool feeling of the steam emanating from the water surface when wind comes in.Save this picture!© Minq BuiProject gallerySee allShow lessBasdban Coffee Shop / dongqi ArchitectsSelected ProjectsCall for Submissions: Community Center / Islamic Center / Mosque for New ZealandBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share 3 Green Spaces House / A-Boom Design Office CopyHouses•Vietnam 3 Green Spaces House / A-Boom Design OfficeSave this projectSave3 Green Spaces House / A-Boom Design Office ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947642/3-green-spaces-house-a-boom-design-office Clipboard “COPY” 2020 Housescenter_img Architects: A-Boom Design Office Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Minq Bui+ 44Curated by Hana Abdel Share Vietnam Photographs:  Minq Bui Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947642/3-green-spaces-house-a-boom-design-office Clipboard Projects ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeA-Boom Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookBrick HousesVietnamPublished on September 16, 2020Cite: “3 Green Spaces House / A-Boom Design Office” 15 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Change status of fundraising calls in TPS, says Relationship Marketing

first_imgTelecommunications and data protection legislation in the UKThe requirement for a statutory ‘do not call’ register was introduced in European Parliament Directive 97/66/EC – the Telecommunications Data Protection Directive (TDPD).The Department of Trade and Industry (now the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) opened a consultation on how to implement the TDPD into UK law in April 1998. This consultation contained the ‘opt-back-in’ suggestion for charities.This consultation led directly to the Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999. These regulations gave statutory backing to the Telephone Preference Service as the legal do not call register. The TPS had been set up by the Direct Marketing Association in 1995 as a voluntary register. On May 1, 1999, it became a compulsory register.The 1999 Regulations were supplanted in 2003 by the Privacy (Electronic Communications) Regulations 2003, known as PECR. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  80 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The TPS is the national register of people who do not wish to be cold called for telemarketing purposes. Since the TPS became the official ‘do not call’ register in 1999, telephone fundraising calls have had the same status as commercial telemarketing calls. This means cold fundraising calls are prohibited to any member of the public registered with the TPS.McCaw’s white paper reminds us that the government had originally envisaged a different system for telephone fundraising.A consultation on draft data protection regulations issued by the Department of Trade and Industry in 1998 not only recommended the opt-out system now used by the TPS, but also suggested that charities might not be part of this general opt-out system. It proposed having an ‘opt-back in’ system so that people could choose to opt-out of receiving commercial cold calls but could then opt back in to charity calls.The Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers (now the Institute of Fundraising) lobbied for this separate category for charities and even asked for a blanket exemption. However, four months later the draft regulations appeared with no mention of the opt-back-in option for charities.Hugh McCaw said: “I believe that whatever the DTI’s reasons for not giving charities a separate opt-back-in category represent a miscarriage of justice. I believe they were wrong not to have conceded this to the charities.“The fundraising sector now needs to appeal against that decision. We must go back to the government and Information Commissioner’s Office and ask once again for a separate category for charities in the Telephone Preference Service.At the very least, McCaw hopes to reignite the debate within the sector about cold calling. He argues: “There are plenty of charities, particularly local charities such as hospices, that could benefit from cold acquisition, especially in the current economic climate. Yet the system cuts off this route to potential donors as around 60 per cent of households are TPS-registered”.He hopes to avoid the “hue and cry” that appears whenever reviewing cold calling is mentioned by focusing on the fact that “there was every intention from the government to treat fundraising differently to telesales” and that “fundraising unfortunately got caught up in the regulatory net as an intended consequence of the legislation”.The white paper argues that there is already a precedent for treating one type of cold call differently because of the intent behind the call. Market research calls are exempt from the TPS because they are not sales calls. McCaw argues that fundraising calls are not sales calls either because “there is no commercial transaction” at least “not in the sense of a sale as a contractually-binding financial transaction – which is what is meant by the legislation”.The “Ringing the Changes” white paper can be downloaded from Relationship Marketing’s website. Tagged with: Individual giving Law / policy Telephone fundraising Change status of fundraising calls in TPS, says Relationship Marketingcenter_img Telephone fundraising organisation Relationship Marketing is calling on the fundraising sector to appeal against the Telephone Preference Service’s (TPS) treatment of charity fundraising calls as equivalent to commercial telesales calls.Relationship Marketing’s Chief Executive Hugh McCaw describes the decision, made in 1998, not to give charities special status in the TPS as a “miscarriage of justice”.McCaw makes the argument in a white paper, “Ringing the Changes: Why it’s time to reform the TPS to the advantage of telephone fundraising”, which looks at the 1999 legislation that led to the TPS. 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Coronavirus: RSF condemns curbs on access to news and information online

first_img Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election March 30, 2020 Coronavirus: RSF condemns curbs on access to news and information online The governments of India, Ethiopia, Iran and Egypt are among those that are restricting online access to reliable, independent reporting on the coronavirus crisis or are using Internet speed or access curbs to obstruct the work of journalists. IranIndiaEthiopiaEgyptMiddle East – North Africa Asia – PacificAfrica Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceInternational bodies Internet RSF_en In Egypt, the Supreme Council for Media Regulation has suspended websites and webpages for six months for “spreading false news” and has brought charges against their owners. It has also published a hotline that can be called to report Internet content “liable to cause public anxiety.” It is currently blocking more than 500 websites including those of RSF, the BBC and the US government-funded TV channel Al-Hurra. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa Organisation News News to go further News India published a note on 26 March confirming that Internet access restrictions will continue in the northern territory of Jammu and Kashmir. At the start of March, six months after completely disconnecting Internet access in this territory, India restored a very slow and limited connection, still depriving Kashmiri citizens of independently reported news and preventing local journalists from working freely. RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance As the Covid-19 epidemic continues to spread across the globe, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on governments that are restricting Internet access and blocking websites to restore the public’s access to information on this vital subject and to allow journalists to use the Internet freely to work and publish their reporting. Restrictions on Internet speed have been reported in Iran, where the government news media continue to cover up the reality of Covid-19’s impact there. On 3 March, the government temporarily blocked access to Wikipedia’s Farsi version. Iran has increasingly used Internet cuts to limited the circulation of independent reporting. In a joint statement published on 19 March, the United Nations, the OSCE and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights urged governments to lift all restrictions on Internet traffic. The UN has recognized Internet access as a fundamental right since July 2016. The situation is similar in the west of Ethiopia’s Oromia region, where several million inhabitants have been denied Internet and telephone access for the past month. This measure was initially adopted with the aim of restoring order after clashes between the army and a group of rebels. But, since the detection of Ethiopia’s first Covid-19 case on 13 March, this disconnection could have disastrous public health consequences because the population is deprived of access to information about the epidemic and journalists cannot cover this essential subject. June 11, 2021 Find out more “Preventing access to the Internet, especially to news websites, obstructs journalistic work and deprives the public of reliable, independent coronavirus coverage, which is essential at this time,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “These measures are shocking violations of the freedom to inform and the right to information when we are in the midst of a global public health crisis. It is essential that this access is restored. The governments concerned bear an enormous responsibility.” Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 9, 2021 Find out more News IranIndiaEthiopiaEgyptMiddle East – North Africa Asia – PacificAfrica Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceInternational bodies Internet June 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

JPL Scientist Alberto Behar Remembered

first_imgPeople JPL Scientist Alberto Behar Remembered By VERONICA McGREGOR Published on Monday, January 12, 2015 | 11:10 am Business News Dr. Alberto Behar. Image credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechJPL employees were deeply saddened by the death of Dr. Alberto Behar, who died in the crash of a small plane on Friday, Jan. 10, near Van Nuys Airport in the Los Angeles area.During his 23-year career at JPL, Dr. Behar specialized in robotics for exploring extreme environments on Earth and other planets. He played a key role in developing in situ robotic systems for measuring ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland using submarines, ice rovers and boats. He also participated in the exploration of Mars, serving as investigation scientist for instruments on the Curiosity rover and the Mars Odyssey orbiter. Alberto was also a research professor at Arizona State University, helping to develop the next generation of explorers.“We will deeply miss Alberto,” said Dr. Michael Watkins, manager of JPL’s Science Division. “He was well known for his energy, enthusiasm, and technical excellence. His career was dedicated to better understanding Earth and the other planets. On behalf of everyone at JPL, I wish to extend our condolences to his family and friends.”In Washington, NASA Headquarters scientist Dr. Thomas Wagner praised Behar this way:“From his submarines that peeked under Antarctica to his boats that raced Greenland’s rivers, Alberto’s work enabled measurements of things we’d never known. His creativity knew few bounds. He is, and will forever be, sorely missed.” Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img More Cool Stuff Community News HerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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 last_img read more

High-Flying Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Appoints James Hassard as Chief Commercial Officer

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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena-based Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced the appointment of James Hassard to the newly-created position of chief commercial officer.The company said Hassard will be responsible for driving commercial strategy and building the team and sales and marketing infrastructure necessary to support Arrowhead’s growing pipeline of investigational RNAi therapeutics. He has 25 years of commercial-related experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.“We are excited to announce the appointment of Jim Hassard as Arrowhead’s chief commercial officer,” Dr. Chris Anzalone, President and CEO of Arrowhead, said. “Jim’s experience and guidance will be critical as we advance our robust pipeline of RNAi therapeutics that target diseases across multiple therapeutic areas.”As the new chief commercial officer of Arrowhead, Hassard said the company has an enormous opportunity to make a significant difference in patients’ lives with its promising pipeline of RNAi therapeutics.“The company is at an exciting time in its corporate development, as it intends to have three pivotal studies ongoing this year, and as the commercial strategy and team begin to form,” he said. “I am pleased to lead that strategic process and contribute to the future growth of the company.”Hassard served as SVP of Marketing and Market Access at Coherus BioSciences since 2016, where he was instrumental in building the commercial organization and commercial capabilities. He co-led the launch of Coherus’ first product, a biosimilar, pegfilgrastim, one of the most successful pharmaceutical launches of 2019.Prior to his tenure at Coherus, Hassard served as Vice President of Marketing at Medivation, prior to and through its acquisition by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. From 1999 to 2016, he held multiple increasingly senior commercial roles at Amgen, Inc. across sales and marketing, domestic and international, including an assignment as General Manager of Amgen Portugal. He was responsible for the launch, growth, and subsequent life-cycle management of several oncology and nephrology products, including darbepoetin alfa and cinacalcet.Before his time at Amgen, Hassard spent several years at Schering Plough Canada, in sales and marketing roles.He received his Bachelor of Science in pharmacology from the University of Toronto and a master’s in business administration from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Business News High-Flying Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Appoints James Hassard as Chief Commercial Officer STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | 2:30 am Top of the News Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 18 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

City Council Approves Using Grant Funds for Five Food Pantry Programs

first_img Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The City Council on Monday approved using $485,000 in federal community development block grant (CDBG-CV) funds to assist five food pantry program operators in helping households experiencing food insecurity caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The City Council previously approved an amendment to its 2020-21 Annual Action Plan allocating $1.1 million dollars in CDBG-CV Round 3 funds for food pantry services. The funding was made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are restricted to activities that prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.After reviewing applications, the city chose five local organizations to receive funds.The Foothill Unity Center will receive $175,000.The National Day Laborer Organizing Network — Mano a Mano, and First AME Church will each receive $125,000.The First United Methodist Church will receive $25,000 and the Pasadena Senior Center will receive $35,000.Councilmember John Kennedy inquired about additional resources for the Pasadena Senior Center.The city is still analyzing the rules and there may be additional dollars available, City Manager Steve Mermell told Kennedy.These agencies will operate for a term of one year under the Pasadena Food Pantry Program administered by the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.The City Council also approved the Fiscal Year 2022 schedule of taxes, fees, and charges, and amended the Fiscal Year 2021 Public Health Department operating budget by appropriating $1,222,000 in Los Angeles County grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and increase the departmental personnel allocation by 12 new full-time equivalent limited term grant-funded positions;Finally City Manager Steve Mermell will enter into a $479,720 contract, without competitive bidding pursuant to City Charter Section 1002(C), contracts for labor, material, supplies, or services available from only one vendor, with Integrated Turbo Machinery, Inc. (“Integrated”) for the repair of Glenarm Turbine steam turbine. The contract includes the base contract amount of $417,148 and a 15% contingency of $62,572 to provide for any necessary change orders. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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 Business News Community News City Council Approves Using Grant Funds for Five Food Pantry Programs STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, May 10, 2021 | 5:15 pmcenter_img Community News Community News HerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more