News Follow the news on United States United StatesAmericas Organisation RSF_en “Chauncey Bailey was killed because of his work as a journalist” added the organization. “Murders of reporters are rare in the United States. In informing people and denouncing public wrongdoings, the news media play an important role in the checks and balances that are essential to any democracy. The justice system has to send a strong signal to those who would silence the media, and show them that impunity will not prevail. We call upon press freedom supporters to sign the petition to show public support for a swift resolution of the murder”. The day after, the police department raided the facility of Your Black Muslim Bakery, suspecting some of its employees were involved in the killing, as well as other unrelated felonies. A group of young men who worked at the Bakery and were adopted by Yusuf Bey, the founder of the bakery, were already well-known because of involvement in previous crimes, ranging from vandalism to kidnapping. The leader of this particular group of young men was Yusuf Bey IV, of the Bey family. June 7, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more to go further Bey IV and others were apprehended that night. Devaughndre Broussard, the youngest and newest member of the Bakery employees, confessed to killing Bailey, after an unrecorded conversation with Bey IV without the presence of an officer. Broussard later recanted and his lawyer, LeRue Grim, stated his client’s confession was coerced. On the eve of the first anniversary of Chauncey Bailey’s murder, Reporters Without Borders is very disappointed that the investigation has not made any progress. Instead, the case has become more complicated as aspects surrounding the motives for Bailey’s murder have been unleashed. Evidence, some recorded by the police and some uncovered by investigative reporters, points at someone other than the currently accused defendant as a potential perpetrator(s) and/or mastermind(s) of the crime, and suggests that local police officials may be protecting those responsible for Mr. Bailey’s death. Reporters Without Borders also disapproves of Oakland Police Chief Tucker and Deputy Chief Howard A. Jordan’s unwillingness to talk to the media. First anniversary of Chauncey Bailey’s murder: impunity still prevails “All those responsible for the murder, the perpetrator(s), the mastermind(s) and those protecting them, must be brought to justice,” states Reporters Without Borders in the petition. “This important case must be taken away from the local officials and brought to the federal level in order to avoid further bias, pressure and conflicts of interests, and, to allow a thorough and impartial investigation.” Help by sharing this information United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say The leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery, Yusuf Bey IV, in custody for aseries of crimes not related to the murder of Chauncey Bailey, has launched a blog with the help of family and friends. In the blog he continues to deny any involvement in the murder of Bailey, defends his friendship with Stg. Derwin Longmire and complains about biased media coverage.In July a police video showed Bey IV describing Bailey’s murder in detail – yet he denied being at the scene. In his blog he posted an apology to Bailey’s family and friends for mocking and laughing at Bailey’s death. He also explained his behavior by saying it was a natural reaction because Bailey had written “hurtful news articles” about his father, the late Yusuf Bey.The Oakland Police Department said that Bey IV and other suspects do not have access to the Internet nor have free time to use a computer.Reporters Without Borders launched a petition last week urging the USAttorney General to intervene in the case to provide an independent investigation. The request came after evidence of police corruption obstructing a resolution in Bailey’s murder case.Please, Sign the petition As of Friday, 1, August, Broussard was scheduled to begin his trial on 19 September 2008 at 9:00 a.m. No one else has been charged even as an indirect participant. News On August 2nd, 2007, Bailey, the late editor for the Oakland Post, was walking to work when he was gunned down by a masked man in downtown Oakland. Receive email alerts The press freedom organization is launching a petition calling for “Justice for Chauncey Bailey” and urging the Attorney General of the United States of America to take the lead in the case. Bailey’s murder was prompted by his work as a reporter, specifically on his story regarding the bakery finances and their possible link to police corruption. The story was never published because certain information could not be verified. Oakland Post’s Publisher Paul Cobb received police protection earlier this year after being told that a contract had been put out for his murder. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says August 13, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery Launches Website And Continues To Deny Involvement In Reporter’s Murder There has been growing evidence that the leading investigator, Stg. Derwin Longmire, has been protecting Bey IV. Saleem Bey, Bailey’s secret source about the bakery finances, spoke about Oakland’s Police Department’s reputation for corruption. Recently, a video recorded by a hidden camera at the police department showed Bey IV describing in detail how Bailey was killed but denying ever being at the murder scene. Bey IV also talked about Sgt. Longmire’s intention to protect him and the bakery. After the video’s release, Bey IV said he knew the police were recording him and that he made false statements to mislead them. April 28, 2021 Find out more News On the eve of the first anniversary of Chauncey Bailey’s murder, Reporters Without Borders is very disappointed that the investigation has not made any progress.The press freedom organization is launching a petition calling for “Justice for Chauncey Bailey” and urging the Attorney General of the United States of America to take the lead in the case. Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff stated recently that he will not pursue an investigation about Bey IV’s possible involvement in the Bailey murder, because he already faces life in prison for other crimes. Orloff later retracted these comments by saying that pursuing an investigation on Bey IV’s unrelated crimes would buy time to develop a case regarding his connection to Bailey’s murder, and that such information might come out during Broussard’s trial.Sign the petition News
BusinessNews2016 Limerick women in business award winners namedBy Staff Reporter – May 24, 2016 1383 2016 Winners of Network Ireland Limerick Business Woman of the Year Awards from L to R: Michelle Costello, Fusion Media – winner of Emerging Business Award, Sandra Honan, The Pudding Brand Agency – winner of the Employee Award and Valerie Murphy, Valerie’s Breast Care – winner of the SME Award2016 Winners of Network Ireland Limerick Business Woman of the Year Awards from L to R: Michelle Costello, Fusion Media – winner of Emerging Business Award, Sandra Honan, The Pudding Brand Agency – winner of the Employee Award and Valerie Murphy, Valerie’s Breast Care – winner of the SME AwardLIMERICK’S Michelle Costello, Fusion Media has taken the top crown as the Emerging Business Award winner at the Limerick Women in Business Awards event held recently.The Employee Award went to Sandra Honan, The Pudding Brand Agency and Valerie Murphy, of Valerie’s Breast Care won the SME Award.The winners of each award category will now go on to the national finals which will be announced at a Gala Ceremony in September in Cork.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The ten finalists, representing a broad range of businesses, were joined by their family, friends and fellow members at the glamorous awards ceremony. Also in attendance were the judges; Helen O’Donnell, Dolmen Catering, Judy Tighe, AIB and Bernie Moloney, Limerick Enterprise Office, along with Deirdre Waldron, National President of Network Ireland.The Awards night was opened by special guest speaker Chupi Sweetman-Pell, Founder and Creative Director of multi-award winning jewellery brand Chupi. She shared her success story to date and gave support to the finalists noting that she has lost more awards than won and found that “loosing can be more powerful”.Louise Lawlor, President of Network Ireland Limerick said, “We are delighted to have this opportunity to recognise and celebrate the excellence, professionalism, vision and leadership of our members. Our network is growing rapidly and it’s fantastic to see such a wide variety of businesses represented. I hope our winners and finalists really benefit from the recognition they are receiving by being part of these awards. I would like to especially thank the support of our sponsors and judges who made this fantastic evening possible.”Emerging Business Award – Michelle Costello, Fusion MagazineAs the driving force behind Fusion Media, Michelle Costello has gone above and beyond in making Fusion Magazine and The Limerick Magazine what they are today. With a background in the media industry spanning sales, public relations, advertising, project management, event co-ordination and marketing, Michelle started out with the intent of filling a gap in the market in Limerick, and wanted to create a platform for creative communities. In 18 months since launching Fusion Media, Michelle has been responsible for publishing over 20 issues of the two different publications so far. Since its conception, Fusion Media has grown more rapidly than anyone could have anticipated. With 2 publications, a graphic design department, web development and content creation, the next few years are set to be one of growth and expansion. What are Michelle’s goals for Fusion Media in the future? “The goal for both Fusion Magazine and The Limerick Magazine is that people who are in it are there to inspire others. The rest is to work and collaborate on lots of exciting and fun projects with fun and exciting people.”Employee Award – Sandra Honan, The Pudding Brand AgencyAs Chief Communications Strategist with The Pudding Branding Agency which specialises in Strategy and Design, Sandra heads up all things communication. She has a passion for persuasive storytelling and has secured coverage in a number of national media outlets including the Sunday Business Show on Today Fm, the Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Image Magazine and the Irish Country Magazine. This coverage has increased brand awareness of The Pudding nationally.Using the experience and knowledge she’s gained after working for up to ten years in local and national media, Sandra also works with The Pudding’s clients on their PR and Communications. She works with them to identify brand messages they should communicate, unlocks the newsworthy potential within these messages and pitches them to the relevant media.SME Award – Valerie Murphy, Valerie’s Breast CareValerie Murphy runs Valerie’s Breast Care, a service, which provides breast prostheses, mastectomy lingerie & swimwear to women who have had breast cancer surgery. She gives her clients the option of an appointment at her Limerick shop or a complimentary home visit in the Mid West Counties. Trained in Texas, in 2012, she has introduced new, fashionable & innovative American & European products to Irish women.Valerie was drawn to work within breast care when she was a volunteer at a Breast Cancer Organisation, in America. Since then, she has been involved in various projects and events which fundraise for Cancer Support Services. She also gives breast cancer information awareness talks, encouraging people to self-examine & attend mammograms as ‘early detection saves lives’. Valerie loves to communicate all aspects of the service, with women, through her facebook page www.facebook.com/ValeriesbreastcareLiving in the countryside with her husband Barry, they enjoy the outdoors with their three lively children, Paddy, Isolde and Frankie. 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Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office(KEELING, Va.) — A teenage suspect in a triple murder in Virginia was taken into custody after fleeing from authorities while naked.Matthew Bernard, 18, of Keeling, Va., was arrested on three counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office.He is believed to have shot and killed three relatives at a home in Keeling, an unincorporated area near Virginia’s southern border with North Carolina.While responding to a 911 call about someone being shot on Tuesday morning, deputies found the body of one of the victims, a woman, in the driveway of the home, while the two other victims — a child and a second woman — were found dead inside the house, the sheriff’s office said.“This was a shock to our community,” Pittsylvania County Sheriff Mike Taylor told reporters on Tuesday. “It’s just a reminder of how fragile life is.”Danville Community College in Danville, Va., was under lockdown Tuesday as a “precautionary” measure after Bernard, who was a student there, was identified as the suspect at-large in the slayings, according to the Danville Police Department. He was said to be armed and dangerous.Pittsylvania County Public Schools also went on modified lockdown. Superintendent Mark Jones told ABC News all outside doors were locked and monitored, all classroom doors were locked and no students were allowed in hallways without a chaperone.ABC affiliate WSET of Lynchburg, Va., was in a media staging area at the scene in Keeling Tuesday afternoon when suddenly Bernard, who wasn’t wearing any clothes, ran out from a nearby wooded area and attacked a church groundskeeper then took off again.“I saw a male, tall skinny male, with no clothes on running around,” a woman told local reporters. “He took off running.”Authorities chased Bernard down the street and were able to apprehend the teen, who was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to WSET.The victims’ names have not been released, but according to ESPN, two of the three victims were the wife and child of Blake Bivens, a Double-A pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization.The Tampa Bay Rays said in a statement: “Blake Bivens, a pitcher with our Double-A affiliate, the Montgomery Biscuits, suffered a terrible family tragedy in southern Virginia. Our hearts are broken for Blake. We are grieving with him and will support him any way we can.”The Biscuits CEO and Managing Owner Lou DiBella said in a statement, “The Biscuits thoughts and prayers are with Blake and all those who have been impacted by this tragedy.”The victims’ bodies were taken to the Roanoke office of Virginia’s medical examiner for autopsies to determine the cause and manner of death.Bernard’s first court appearance has not yet been scheduled, according to the sheriff’s office.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Estate agents have welcomed this morning’s announcement by the government that it is to reform leaseholds and release 4.5 million home owners from its ‘bureaucratic, burdensome and expensive’ clutches.Owners of leasehold houses will soon be able to extend their leaseholds by 990 years at a zero ground rent, removing the much-publicised attempts by some freeholders to sell properties with escalating ground rents and restricting extensions to 50 years, and putting them on a par with most apartment owners.Also, ground rents on all retirement properties will also now be restricted to zero for all new – but not existing – retirement properties.The government is also to make it fairer and cheaper to extend leases or convert them to freeholds, including capping the ground rent costs, abolishing the concept of ‘marriage values’ that often costs leaseholders tens of thousands of pounds when extending a lease, and establishing a Commonhold Council.“The issue of escalating ground rent on leasehold homes has been a long-term scandal which has left many owners trapped and unable to sell their houses,” says Mark Hayward, Chief Policy Adviser at Propertymark (pictured)“Over a million home in the UK are sold through a leasehold, and this new legislation will go a long way to help thousands of homeowners caught in a leasehold trap.“But while we welcome the Government’s initiative to reduce ground rents to zero for all new retirement properties, we would argue this needs to be extended to all retirement properties to create a level playing field.Event fees“Event fees remain a hugely contentious issue which many consumers still don’t understand so we need as much clarity and transparency as possible.”The leasehold changes have been welcomed as a welcome ‘first step’ by the Law Commission, which recently published a ground-breaking report into the failings of the leasehold system.Housing minister Robert Jenrick says: “We want to reinforce the security that home ownership brings by changing forever the way we own homes and end some of the worst practices faced by homeowners.” January 7, 2021Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 7th January 2021 at 7:41 pmThis move should help a large swathe of homeowners living in leasehold situations, this change on policy has been chugging through for an age. Let us hope that the cladding debacle that looks set to rage for some years, can be squared away in a much smaller timeframe. The kicker will revolving door of housing minister be turning soon, Mr Pincher champagne drinker and Mr Jenrick housing secretary.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Industry welcomes Government’s sweeping reforms to leasehold home ownership previous nextRegulation & LawIndustry welcomes Government’s sweeping reforms to leasehold home ownershipGovernment has revealed radical changes to many aspects of leaseholds including ground rents, extensions and retirement properties.Nigel Lewis7th January 20211 Comment2,450 Views
The Internet: Loved seeing you at High Sierra this year! Did you & Trey decide to not be a “guest” during each others’ sets on purpose??? Also, do you prefer indoor venues or festivals??Mike Gordon: Trey and I were there on different days, and giving each space, but we did talk, and this weekend we’ll both be in the same town, so you never know!The Internet: What does OGOGO stand for?Mike Gordon: Only good ostriches get Ovaltine.The Internet: Aside from OGOGO, what is your favorite palindrome?Mike Gordon: Amy must I jujitsu my ma?The Internet: When working on a record do you enter the studio with Pre written material or do you hit record and see what happens and let things develop and build the song that way?Mike Gordon: I have done the latter but it’s much more about the former: when we got in the room with Shawn, we had already done a lot of experimenting on tour, at Signal Kitchen, at my home studio and sessions with scott where we pushed and pulled at various ideas and so really there was a lot of prep. We came in with 34 songs, chose 13 for the record and worked with those (Phish chose one of the 34 – “Waking Up Dead”).The Internet: Is it pronouced O-G-O-G-O, Oh-go-go, ahgogo, og-ogo?Mike Gordon: UH GO GOThe Internet: Who would be your dream musician to guest with you or vice versa?Mike Gordon: Buddy Rich, Etta James, Jerry Garcia, Steve Gadd, Trilok Gurtu, Johnny M Kimock, Emily Elbert, Allen Toussaint, Aaron Neville, Natalie Prass, Lowell George, Inara George, Forest George, Curious GeorgeThe Internet: No question, just thanks for everything!Mike Gordon: You’re welcome, but also thank YOU, and thanks to all of the online community who jumped on here tonight to get involved with this chit chat. Only two hours and change until OGOGO is released, and I’m so giddy with excitement that y’all will be able to hear what we had so much fun making. Friday will be a celebration for me. I raise my glass to everyone. Thanks so much Cheers!!!!!!!OGOGO is available today wherever records are sold or streamed. On September 22nd, Mike Gordon and his solo band will begin their tour in support of the new release at The Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to Mike’s website.[Cover photo via Chad Anderson] The Internet: What is your favorite bass to use, and what bass did you use for this new album?Mike Gordon: I used the Moire 2 bass on every song except Steps, for which I used the studio’s own vintage Precision…fEnder prEcision!The Internet: Did you try all 13 donuts during the Baker’s Dozen? They looked fabulous.Mike Gordon: I did and my fav was strawberry.The Internet: When you are, say, minutes 15+ into a jam, what’s going through your mind?Mike Gordon: Could be different things, but ideally the mind has shut off and is floating in the mush of notes and patterns everyone has clumped in together…Or – “hey, i wonder if those edamame dumplings are still in the band room” — just kidding. That’s not ideal.The Internet: What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not on tour?Mike Gordon: Coffee shops with my laptop, waverunner with Tessa, crema with Julia, songwriting with skawt [as in Scott Murawski]…and date night with Sue.The Internet: Where did you film the video for “Yarmouth Road?”Mike Gordon: In LA, near parts of LA, with an LA film crew, under the guidance of Phillip Andelman.The Internet: Who are your biggest bass influences?Mike Gordon: Entwistle, Bootsy, Phil, Jaco, Stanley, Paul Jones, ahm, Oteil…The Internet: Tell us about the lipstick during Baker’s Dozen and the inspiration…Mike Gordon: The inspiration is 100% Simon Lott, Robert Walter‘s drummer, and a great New Orleans musician. He’s got the vibes and the sticks.[Photo via Andrew Blackstein]The Internet: What are your feelings on being the “weird” one? Do you like it? Hate it? Is it really Jon Fishman? (Also, do you ever feel guilty when you kill a mosquito? It’s like, “you were going to make me itch for a little bit and that meant the instant I saw you my entire existence was focused on killing you,” but then again, I don’t itch right now). Your thoughts on any of that?Mike Gordon: I like being the weird one. Normal is overrated. Though I have streaks of normal in me. Recently I killed a mosquito and felt a twinge of “hey, what is that bug thinking, while heading toward the reincarnation – into walrus”The Internet: Do you see yourself having any more collaborations with Leo Kottke?Mike Gordon: That particular dude was here in this room for a few days, so I wouldn’t be shockedThe Internet: If i only have a bass amp, no pedals, and want to get similar tone as yours…Mike Gordon: Crank up around 600hz – a lower midrange, my friend. Turn down 4k. Use a pick. Mute with your palm. Find your Voice.The Internet: Has there ever been an occasion where Mike said “yes?”Mike Gordon: No.The Internet: Will “The Reel” be touring with you again?Mike Gordon: You bet your **$&$&# it will – The Reel – that is the thing that allows all y’all to play along with the band, sometimes even to “play the band.”The Internet: If I touched the reel during your last tour, does that count as jamming with you?Mike Gordon: Yes it certainly does – we are jam mates, my friend. Seriously.The Internet: I’d like to know the similarities and differences between recording an album with your band, and with Phish… and if you personally get more fulfillment out of one or the other…Mike Gordon: Honestly I get a lot of fullfilment out of both. With my situation i have to be planning a million little details, and then turn off that part of the brain to lose myself in it. I love getting to do both of those things back and forth. I like getting to write all the songs with Scott and then be the same two people, with our bandmates and producer, in the studio seeing it to fruition, and then on stage. A lot of full circle cycling… Today, Mike Gordon officially released OGOGO, the Phish bassist’s 5th solo studio album. Ahead of the album’s release, Gordon took to social media to answer fans questions about everything from the pop influences on OGOGO, to the Baker’s Dozen, to the future of both Phish and Mike Gordon Band. Below, you can read some of the best and most interesting things we learned from Mike Gordon’s pre-OGOGO Facebook Q&A:While you read, you can stream Mike Gordon’s new album in full below via Spotify:
What will really drive card loyalty in the not-too-distant future? The experience, and not so much the offer, sources are predicting.Pricing and perks have long been up front in the window display when it comes to plastic cards, but payments analysts are saying a new competitive differentiator is emerging when it comes to loyalty: the level of service and the digital experience for the cardholder.Indeed, as CUToday.info reported, a new Mastercard study reveals loyalty programs today need to be more than just points and miles.The report posits exceptional customer service, digital access, and ease of use have displaced economic traditional points and rewards as the most important components for building loyalty. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Batesville, In. — Batesville native Robert D. Romweber passed away Thursday, November 30th, 2017, at St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson, WY. Bob was born May 18th, 1939 to Robert and Helen Romweber of Batesville, IN. He spent his childhood in Batesville, and in Harbor Springs, MI until he went to St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Bardstown, KY. Bob attended Purdue University after which he entered the Army where he served at a language school in California and later in Germany. After the Army, Bob assumed a role with his family’s business, Romweber Furniture, makers of classic oak furniture. In 1971 he moved to New York City where he resided for 25 years as a representative of the Romweber Furniture Company.In 1996 Bob moved to Jackson, WY where he spent that last 22 years. He worked in Jackson as a Master Hotel Supplier until 2015. He was very involved in Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church where he was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. Bob was a Pro-Life advocate and a member of the Board of Directors for the Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center. He enjoyed entertaining his wide circle of friends and family—he was a master chef and a member of the James Beard Society.Bob is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Helen Romweber, his sister Susan Romweber and Godchildren Julie Romweber and Hank Muehlenkamp. He is survived by his brother Pete Romweber (Connie) and sisters Nancy Grote (Buzz), Posey Knecht, Donna Ludwig and numerous nieces and nephews.A rosary will be said at 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 15 at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Jackson followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Bob will be buried in Batesville, Indiana at St. Louis Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 22. Memorial donations can be made to Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center P.O. Box 436, Jackson, WY.