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10 NGOs urge Russia not to cut its Internet off from rest of the world

first_img News News Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Credit: Alexander Nemenov / AFP Organisation Update: The “sovereign Internet” bill was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin on 1 May. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Internet Читать на русском / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) and 9 other international human rights NGOs call on Vladimir Putin not to sign the “Sovereign Internet” bill into law because it would take Russia across a major new threshold in online censorship.Internet freedom is now just a distant memory in Russia but the law that the Russian parliament’s upper house approved on 22 April and President Putin is poised to sign would take Russia much closer to the Chinese model of online censorship. It aims to establish a “sovereign” Russian Internet that is independent of the international Internet and is closely controlled by the Kremlin.Internet service providers would be required to direct traffic through a centralized system of devices controlled by the state, with approved Internet exchange points, and to use a national domain name system (DNS). This would facilitate surveillance and, in the event of unspecified “security threats,” would allow the authorities to block traffic between Russia and the rest of the World Wide Web partially or fully, and within Russia.The joint statement by the 10 NGOs points out that this law violates Russia’s international human rights obligations and, in particular, threatens press freedom and its citizens’ right to information. With its broad and overly vague wording, the law is all the more disturbing because it would reinforce an already well-stocked arsenal of repressive legislation.Russia is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.Read the joint statement May 5, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on Russia News Related documents statement_internet_isolation_russia-final.pdfPDF – 89.95 KBjoint_statement_runet_bill_rus_proof-read.pdfPDF – 90.45 KB RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown June 2, 2021 Find out more News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Help by sharing this information April 24, 2019 – Updated on May 7, 2019 10 NGOs urge Russia not to cut its Internet off from rest of the world RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Internet May 21, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

As Local Restaurants Continue Struggling, Industry Outlook Appears To Be Stabilizing

first_img 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 STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week According to Moody’s Investors Service, the restaurant industry has started to stabilize as consumers slowly return to restaurants in areas where restrictions on dine-in service have been lifted.The bond rating agency upgraded the industry’s economic outlook to stable from negative on Tuesday, according to the Restaurant Business website.The industry’s outlook was downgraded to negative since the pandemic forced restaurants to close their dining rooms in March to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.In July, 19 counties were allowed to resume limited dining-room service in California. However, eateries in Pasadena and the rest of L.A. County remain closed to patrons.Locally, the city is working on a plan for local restaurants that will allow them to continue to work under inclement weather conditions.Declining revenues caused by the pandemic has forced the closure of several restaurants in Pasadena.Moody’s ratings help determine interest rates that companies pay on their debt. An improving outlook for the industry suggests it has a better view of the coming months and suggests that the darkest times of the pandemic could be over, at least for the large chains.“This year, for the first time in a long while, the number of U.S. restaurants is expected to decline, reflecting the devastating effect the pandemic is having on the industry,” Bill Fahy, senior credit officer with Moody’s, said in a statement. “And more closures are likely, depending on how long this operating environment continues.”According to the report, restaurants continue to struggle with restricted capacities and social distancing requirements.Those requirements are forcing restaurants to continue focusing on takeout strategies.The report also said that casual dining concepts are “the most exposed to performance declines,” with “large, strongly capitalized companies better positioned to weather the storm.”Operating profits are also expected to decline by more than 30 percent this year. But profits could rebound next year by 15 percent. Community News Subscribe Make a comment Business News Community News As Local Restaurants Continue Struggling, Industry Outlook Appears To Be Stabilizing STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 4:33 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Do we really love curries and all things hot

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook WHAT YOU NEED1lb large diced boneless chicken breast1 oz garlic1 oz ginger4 tbs fresh natural yoghurt2 small fresh green chillies1 tsp salt1 tbs lemon juice1 tsp coriander powder1 tsp cumin powder1 tbs red paprika4-5 fresh green corianderFor the sauce4 oz chopped onions 3 oz ghee1 oz ground garlic1 oz ground ginger3 oz yoghurt1/2 tsp cumin powder2 tbs desiccated coconut4 oz fresh single cream2 medium tomatoes (liquidised)1.2 tsp salt1/2 tsp chilli powder1/2 tsp coriander powderpinch dried methiWHAT TO DOGrind fresh green chillies, fresh coriander, garlic and ginger with 2-3 tbs water until a thick paste is formed. Marinate the chicken in the paste then add the salt and yoghurt. Next add the lemon juice, cumin, coriander powder and red paprika and mix thoroughly. Leave chicken to marinate in the paste overnightTake marinated chicken and cook on skewers in tandoor or 10-12 minutes under a grill on a moderate high heat. Fry onions in the ghee Add tomatoes and yoghurt and mix on low/moderate heat. Add cumin powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, desiccated coconut, dried methi and fresh single cream and mix thoroughly. Water may be added if more liquid is required. Add cooked pieces or chicken to the sauce and mix well. Leave to simmer on low heat. Transfer to serving dish garnish with a little single cream and sprinkle liberally with fresh coriander and garam masala. Email NewsDo we really love curries and all things hotBy admin – April 12, 2011 558 WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleCoastal cottages with sea views in West Clare for €130,000Next articleBrothers to be charged over threat to kill admin NATIONAL curry week UK was announced for the middle of October recently and it made me hunt down a really good recipe for what is just as much a favourite here as it is across the water. This Chicken Tikka Masala is an original and the best. When you can avoid the jar, it’s worth it in the end. In saying that, there are some really good convenience versions out there. So for those of you with the time, here’s the recipe.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Linkedin Printlast_img read more