RSF_en March 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ahmed Zidan and Abdulhaq Saddah ordered to leave The Yemeni authorities ordered Al-Jazeera journalists Ahmed Zidan and Abdulhaq Saddah to leave the country on the grounds that they were working illegally in Yemen and were inciting violence. An information ministry official told the government news agency Saba that they had “provoked the Yemeni people” by their coverage of the demonstrations in Yemen in recent weeks. Al-Jazeera confirmed that they left the country after receiving the order. Organisation News Help by sharing this information
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EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Community News Community News Pasadena Center Operating Co. to Provide One Year of Benefits to Help Laid-Off, Furloughed Staff 72 workers impacted by lack of events By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 2:56 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The Pasadena Center Operating Co. (PCOC) board of directors unanimously voted to extend up to one year of health coverage benefits to laid-off and furloughed workers.Due to COVID-19 and restrictions on gatherings, PCOC facilities — the Pasadena Convention Center, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Pasadena Ice Skating Center — closed in March and have been open only for a limited number of small essential events.Prior to COVID-19, the PCOC anticipated hosting over 350 events this year and forecasted a revenue surplus in fiscal year 2021. With the loss of those events, the PCOC has lost millions of dollars in revenue.“We have long-standing employees who have been with us for over 20 and 30 years,” said Councilmember Tyron Hampton, who chairs the PCOC board.“We are happy to cover these benefits during this difficult time to show our gratitude for their hard work and dedication over the years,” said Hampton, who also serves as vice mayor.All told, 36 full-time employees lost their jobs due to a lack of events, including ice rink employees, ticket takers, ushers, security guards, and others. Twenty-three full-time employees were laid off on May 3, and six employees were furloughed. All remaining full-time employees are being furloughed two days per month. Seven vacant positions have not been filled. Only 26 full-time employees out of 98 remain on the job.According to a report included in the City Council’s Finance Committee agenda two weeks ago, the PCOC will not begin to make up for transient occupancy taxes (TOT), or taxes paid by everyone who stays at a local hotel, lost due to the pandemic until fiscal year 2024.“The PCOC’s forecasted share of TOT revenue forecast is $5,725,000, which is a decrease in TOT revenue of $5.375 million compared to the FY20 original budget and $2.959 million lower than FY20 actual,” according to a staff report. “We anticipate we will not be back to FY19 TOT revenue until FY24.”Currently, the PCOC has $16 million in reserves. Due to its nonprofit status, the PCOC has been unable to access Payment Protection Program loans, but has advocated for the expansion of these programs and has requested the support of U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein, and U.S. Rep. Judy Chu.The PCOC is dedicated to promoting Pasadena as a meeting and travel destination in an effort to maximize economic impact through the development of meetings, conventions, entertainment events, and tourism by providing professionally managed facilities and first-class service.For more information, visit www.pasadenacenter.com. Business News Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.
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Termination settlementsOn 25 Jan 2000 in Settlement agreements, Personnel Today When an employer pays a sum of money to an employee by way of a terminationsettlement, the employer will want to ensure the employee cannot then turnaround, having pocketed the money, and make employment claims in a tribunal orthe courts. While it is possible for an employee to waive contractual rights ina simple agreement accepting the termination payment, it is not possible forthis to occur in respect of statutory rights. The relevant statutes make clear that statutory rights cannot be waived byan employee by contract, otherwise many employers would simply routinelyinclude waivers in employment contracts. Just look at how many waivers of the48-hour maximum working week now appear in standard employment documentation. Acas settlementsUntil 1993, the only way an employer could ensure that the statutory claimsof an employee were waived – for example, unfair dismissal and sexdiscrimination – was to get the agreement “rubber stamped” by an Acasofficer and compromised on a Form COT3. This meant the employer could pay thetermination payment without fear of any come-back by the employee, and theemployee could seek substantial sums in settlement from the employer on thebasis that the employer could be assured of a clean break. But Acas changed its policy in the early 1990s and refused to provide COT3settlements where they had not been involved in the negotiation processthroughout. Compromise agreementsIn response to the demand for another way to achieve a “cleanbreak”, Compromise Agreements were implemented into English law in 1993.Essentially, these allow employees to waive statutory rights provided they hadreceived independent legal advice. The safeguard was that if they have receivednegligent advice, they could sue the adviser, so one stipulation of theagreements was that the adviser had a “policy of insurance”. Current dangerThe main difficulty now about compromise agreements is that they must relateto particular claims which have been raised by the employee before signing theagreement. So it is not possible to have a blanket waiver of all claims theemployee might have – notwithstanding the existence of legal advice at the timeof signing. Recently, several agreements have been declared invalid on the grounds thatthey claims they purport to waive were not sufficiently “in play”before the agreement was signed. At least one tribunal went as far to say theemployee ought to be withdrawing an IT1 as part of the compromise agreement tomake it valid. This particular stipulation is regrettable. Every employer should now havesome hesitation when using compromise agreements when paying substantialtermination payments, on the ground that the agreement may not be enforceable.The position has been made more difficult with the recent change in the lawwhich states that, for unfair dismissal waivers, the agreements must”relate to the particular proceedings” – raising a presumption thattribunal proceedings must be on-foot before the agreement being signed.By Richard Brimelow Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Using data obtained during January 1995—the third of three special observing periods associated with the Antarctic First Regional Observing Study of the Troposphere project—over a sector of the Southern Ocean (SO), this study investigates the capabilities of European Remote Sensing satellite (ERS) scatterometer winds to portray accurately synoptic-scale weather systems and comments upon their potential contribution to the forecasting process in this region. A sample population of cyclones was defined using satellite imagery and analyzed charts. The scatterometer successfully “captured” more than 60% of these systems that were existent over the open ocean. For manual analyses, the wind vectors proved extremely good for locating the positions of fronts, apparent as a marked turning in the wind direction, which coincided closely with frontal bands observed in contemporaneous satellite imagery. In most cases the wind vectors were also able to locate cyclone centers: their superior spatial resolution as compared with numerical analysis schemes revealed significant positional errors in the latter. This study demonstrates that typically each cyclone was captured twice by a scatterometer swath: such multitemporal data can provide information on the development of a system through changes in the strength of its associated winds. Those 40% of systems that were not captured generally had a duration of less than a day and in that time were never encompassed by the scatterometer swath, a limiting factor in the instrument’s effectiveness, as noted by other studies. However, this study reveals that the most significant problem in high southern latitudes appears to be missing data resulting from the use of the operationally mutually exclusive synthetic aperture radar instrument over coastal Antarctica. Additional limitations of scatterometer data for observing synoptic-scale systems are shown to be the maximum and minimum restrictions on the range of wind speeds that can be successfully derived and the granularity problems that are still existent in some ERS data. Nonetheless, scatterometer data have the potential to provide extremely important information for the forecasting process over the data-sparse SO, with the near-surface winds able to give an accurate reflection of the degree of activity of a weather system.
During the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, a number of the early explorers developed psychiatric illness either in the Antarctic or shortly after leaving it. Most of these were psychotic illnesses and stress reactions. At least six explorers committed suicide either in the Antarctic or after their return. These cases are described, and possible reasons for the apparent high incidence of psychiatric disease and suicide are discussed. There are also examples of the possible misuse of psychiatric labels.
Oxford University has announced a new research partnership with four German institutions, beginning what Berlin’s Mayor has called “a new era of cooperation for Berlin and Oxford”.The partnership will span across the sciences, humanities, and social sciences, consolidating existing research links as well as providing opportunities for new projects.The collaborating institutions — Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin — have already begun a programme of academic workshops in several fields.It is also anticipated that an Oxford-Berlin Research Centre will be built in Berlin and a Berliner Haus in Oxford.Louise Richardson, vice chancellor of the University, said: “Although the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union, it is not leaving Europe.”These new collaborative research projects may also be eligible for common funding not only from British, but also from German foundations and funding agencies.Oxford also hopes to introduce new investment streams to the Berlin institutions through its experience in fundraising and knowledge transfers.Professor Dr.-Ing Sabine Kunst, President of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, said: “we hope to put together a targeted collective strategy in order to circumvent any possible consequences of Brexit.”The UK government’s current Brexit negotiating position has caused concern among some academics, who fear it may limit research and funding opportunities.Dr Rob Davidson, Director and Co-Founder of Scientists for EU and Healthier IN the EU, told Cherwell: “when a PI (principal investigator, or research group leader) applies to participate in an EU program like Horizon 2020, there is a question on the form that asks, ‘do you foresee that your national government would accept the jurisdiction of the ECJ?’ — under current plans, even if we were paying to access EU science, we would be excluding ourselves from completing the forms for participation.” Whilst Dr Davidson praised the partnership, saying that scientific research in general required such “strong international links”, he expressed reservations about these kind of partnerships becoming the norm for UK and European institutions after Brexit.Such partnerships, he said: “would likely reduce the chance of close ties with all the other institutions.”“We also need to remember that while institutions can develop specialisms, even well secured professors move on. Should we not think having special relationships through consortia of mobile researchers, rather than special links between brick buildings?”“We’ve seen major cuts announced this year from Durham, Heriot Watt, Aberystwyth and several more. They have all cited existing conditions and the certain damage of Brexit as their reasoning. Most of our universities will not have funds to create special partnerships like this one.”Alastair Buchan, Oxford University’s Head of Brexit strategy, told The Telegraph in January this year how institutional partnerships will not just be limited to European countries in the future.“One of the things that we did lose [after joining the EU] was that nice and easy flow of clinicians and clinician science from Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa,” he said.“We had really good collaborations, which hopefully in this Brexit climate might be reinvented, because that movement of English-speaking medicine was actually a casualty of joining Europe.”
Coming off a solid NYE run in Denver, Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band have been sounding tight as ever and are bringing their music to the East coast with newly announced dates for a March tour. The tour kicks off on March 1st in Burlington, VT and will heavily hit the Northeast during its first week, before moving down the coast and getting as far south as South Carolina before heading north again. The tour closer will be a performance at the State Theatre in State College, PA.To kick off the tour, however, Melvin Seals and JGB will show some love to San Francisco with a one-night extravaganza featuring a number of special guests. The February 25 show at The Warfield will also feature Dead and Company’s Oteil Burbridge, original JGB vocalists Jackie Labranch and Gloria Jones, and Mars Hotel’s Stu Allen. The David Nelson Band is slated to open the event, and additional special guests are anticipated to sign on in the coming months.You can buy tickets for all of Melvin and JGB’s upcoming tour dates via the band’s website here.Melvin Seals and JGB Spring Tour Dates02/25/17 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield03/01/17 – Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot03/02/17 – Plymouth, NH – The Flying Monkey03/03/17 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre03/04/17 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot03/05/17 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall03/07/17 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works03/08/17 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater03/09/17 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall03/10/17 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak03/11/17 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Putnam Den03/12/17 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater03/14/17 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater03/15/17 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre03/16/17 – Myrtle Beach, SC – The Boathouse03/17/17 – Asheville, NC – New Mountain03/19/17 – State College, PA – The State Theatre
Dead & Company rolled into hometown favorite shed Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY for a first-day-of-summer performance. The band came in riding a wave of momentum after their excellent two-night run at Fenway Park this past weekend, and while they may not have reached the impressive heights they hit in Boston, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti still gave the weeknight crowd plenty to get excited about.Dead & Company Go Acoustic For “Friend Of The Devil,” “Dark Star,” And “Ripple” At Fenway Night TwoSet one featured a relatively predictable but enjoyable mix of heavy rotation tunes like “Hell In A Bucket,” “Loose Lucy,” “Dire Wolf,” and a set-closing “Lost Sailor” > “Saint of Circumstance” pairing, which made its third appearance of the summer but its first as the set closing segment (the first two renditions, in Phoenix and Utah, opened set two of their respective shows). The emotional high-point of the first set, however, was the sun shower and ensuing rainbow that spread over the SPAC grounds during “Looks Like Rain,” evoking the feelings of intangible cosmic significance that always seem to surround the Dead and their music. Of course, it was no Santa Clara Fare Thee Well rainbow, but it was pretty damn magical all the same. (Photo via Nickel B):Set two felt primed for a big old “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” (not played since 6/10 at Folsom Field) to get the train rolling, and those who made that prediction turned out to be both right and wrong in their guesses. The set began with “China Cat Sunflower,” but instead of “Rider,” the band took a left turn into Garcia/Hunter favorite “Deal.”With John Mayer well within his comfort zone on lead vocals and guitar for the blues-steeped tune, the band took the opportunity to open the musical floodgates, as they built to a cacophonous blues-rock peak and even worked in a brief but fun and light-hearted “vocal jam” before moving into “China Doll.” The tune has been appearing with increasing frequency since bassist Oteil Burbridge took over vocal duties, and his haunting performances have been a welcome addition to the Dead & Company bag of tricks.From there, the band kicked into an always-welcome run through the bands iconic “Terrapin” suite, with Mayer handling “Lady With A Fan” and Bob Weir singing the “Terrapin Station” refrain. The tune is a regular-rotation set centerpiece for this Dead incarnation, and they seem more comfortable with it each time through. The tempo has risen from the Dead & Co’s first few sluggishly slow renditions in their early days, and the well-earned confidence that has begun to compliment Mayer’s reverence for Garcia’s magnum opus is paying off in spades with each successive performance.“Terrapin” moved into “Drums/Space,” and out of the ensuing mist rose Bob Dylan‘s classic “All Along The Watchtower,” a 2017 tour debut which, coincidentally, had its Dead & Co debut exactly one year prior at BB&T Pavillion in Camden. While the song was a fun choice in theory, it was more than a little disorganized. Bobby seemed to forget a handful of lyrics, and the uneven cadence of his vocals as he eventually got them out gave the song a rhythmically lopsided feel. The band leaned into that significant looseness, even sliding into a Wailers-style reggae jam for a few brief moments.Eventually, the song resolved into a slinky reading of “Black Peter,” the band’s first since their Las Vegas tour opener. As “Black Peter” petered out, the band closed out the set with a methodical “I Know You Rider” to cap the “extended” “China” > “Rider” that began with the set opener. Finally, the band returned for a sing-along “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” encore that saw Weir, Mayer, and Burbridge each lead a verse.You can listen to full audio of Dead & Company’s SPAC performance below, thanks to taper Bill Goldberg via archive.org user binto37:You can also check out some high-quality crowd-shot videos from the show below, courtesy of YouTube user Sean Roche:“Lost Sailor” > “Saint of Circumstance”“Deal”“Terrapin Station”“I Know You Rider”SETLIST: Dead & Company | Saratoga Performing Arts Center | 6/20/17 Set One: Hell In A Bucket, Next Time You See Me, Loose Lucy, Mississippi Half Step, Looks Like Rain, Dire Wolf, Lost Sailor > Saint of CircumstanceSet Two: China Cat Sunflower > Deal, China Doll, Lady With A Fan > Terrapin Station > Drums > Space > All Along The Watchtower > Black Peter > I Know You RiderEncore: Going Down The Road Feeling BadDead & Company tour continues tomorrow with a performance at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA before the band hits New York City with a show at Citi Field on Saturday, 6/24. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.Enjoy the full gallery from last night’s performance below, courtesy of Dave DeCrescente!Dead & Company | SPAC | 6/20/21 | Photos by Dave DeCrescente Load remaining images