Phoenix legal defeat prompts FAA to address noise concerns

first_imgPHOENIX – Nearly 100 people strolled through the high school cafeteria throughout the evening, studying colored graphs of flight takeoffs and jotting down comments for officials.More than three years after they awoke to find window-rattling flights rerouted in an airborne highway above their homes, residents of Phoenix’s downtown historic districts said they finally felt the Federal Aviation Administration was listening.A court victory by Phoenix and neighbourhood groups over the FAA last year has prompted the agency to be more responsive to residents as it continues to beat back noise complaints around the United States over the air traffic modernization plan known as “NextGen.”While challenges by residents of Washington’s Georgetown neighbourhood and other jurisdictions are still being heard in court, people in other affected areas such as Santa Cruz, California, have not sued the agency because they believe their complaints are being considered. Phoenix residents said they appreciated the FAA’s current approach.“They are being transparent now,” Opal Wagner, a resident of the vintage Willo district and vice-president of the Phoenix Historic Neighbourhoods Coalition, said at the first of three FAA public workshops held last week. She and others expressed disappointment that a fourth one wasn’t scheduled downtown where most noise complaints originated.“I think that it’s good that they are now dialoguing with the public,” Wagner said. “Maybe if they had done this in the beginning, there wouldn’t have been a lawsuit.”The historic districts and the city sued the agency after the FAA changed Phoenix Sky Harbor’s flight routes in September 2014, bringing airplane noise to public parks and the quiet neighbourhoods of charming bungalows, ranch houses and Spanish revival homes, some dating to the 1920s and earlier. About 2,500 households were affected. The noise got so bad for some, they sold their homes and moved.The FAA started revising flight paths and procedures around the United States in 2014 under the NextGen plan, which uses more precise, satellite-based navigation to save time, increase how many planes airports can handle, and reduce fuel burn and emissions. Noise complaints poured in from Orange County, California, to Washington, D.C., as flights took off at lower altitudes, in narrower paths and on more frequent schedules.The rollout of the procedures in Phoenix initially represented NextGen’s “most problematic implementation,” said Chris Oswald, vice-president of safety and regulatory affairs with Airports Council International-North America, a trade association that represents commercial airports in the U.S. and Canada. He said he was cautiously optimistic about the FAA’s more open approach.In the Phoenix case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Aug. 29 agreed with the city and historic districts that the FAA was “arbitrary and capricious” in its flight procedure revisions in that area. The court said by leaving people in the dark, the agency made it impossible for the public to express views on the project’s potential effects — something the FAA is especially required to do for historic places and parks.Phoenix residents said they received no forewarning about the flight changes after FAA officials determined they would have no adverse impact and claimed a “categorical exclusion.”Following the court ruling, Phoenix and the FAA on Nov. 30 announced a joint plan aimed at resolving the dispute. Under the plan filed with the appellate court, the FAA agreed to reach out to residents while temporarily resuming the previous departure routes starting April 1.In a second step, it will develop satellite-based procedures for the original routes, seeking community feedback throughout the process.“I think we will get a considerable amount of relief with the return of the flights to their previous paths,” said Brent Kleinman, president of the Encanto-Palmcroft Historic Preservation Association in central Phoenix.“But the majority of the work is going to be in the second part of the process,” he said, which will decide the final flight paths.During last week’s workshops, Phoenix residents received printed material and mingled with FAA environmental experts and the airspace designers who fashion flight paths.“This is a format that we’ve used at other workshops, and it works really well,” said Ian Gregor, public affairs manager for the FAA’s Pacific Division, who attended all three sessions. “The people who have actually designed these procedures are on hand to answer questions.”Phoenix isn’t the only place where people say the FAA didn’t explain new routes or give them an opportunity to comment.In the Washington metro area, Georgetown University and neighbourhood groups have said the agency left them out of the loop about changes at Ronald Reagan National Airport. In nearby Maryland, residents objected to aircraft noise from both Reagan National and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.But in Santa Cruz County, residents who initially complained about noise from planes headed to San Francisco said the FAA has been responsive to their worries. A dozen residents chosen by members of Congress in the three affected districts met with FAA representatives weekly throughout much of 2016 to come up with less obtrusive flight approach procedures.A new approach to the airport that is at least as quiet as it was before NextGen should take effect in August, said Denise Stansfield, founder of the Save our Skies citizen group. Technical problems temporarily increased noise for some residents recently, but once that pathway is permanently adopted, “you’re going to see the biggest celebration ever,” Stansfield said.___Anita Snow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/asnowreportslast_img read more

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General Assembly President holds talks with Republic of Koreas Prime Minister

25 August 2008United Nations reform, climate change and food security have topped the agenda during official talks today in Seoul between General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim and Han Seung-soo, the Republic of Korea’s Prime Minister. In his talks with Mr. Han, Mr. Kerim stressed the “need for more of the UN, and not less” in dealing with major global challenges such as climate change and the current crisis over soaring food prices in many parts of the world.Mr. Kerim also emphasized the importance of bringing in all stakeholders, including non-State actors, in devising ways to tackle global problems, according to the Assembly President’s spokesperson.During their discussions, Mr. Kerim and Mr. Han also conferred on the most recent developments concerning possible reform of the size and structure of the Security Council, and the Assembly President thanked the Republic of Korea for its supportive approach to the UN’s work.Later, Mr. Kerim delivered a lecture to the Graduate School of International Studies of the Korea University on the relevance of the UN in a globalized world, saying a new culture of international relations was needed to reflect the increasing interdependence in the world.“We need to capture the dynamism and fluidity of our changing world, where adaptability and sustainability are becoming the attributes of power and success,” he said.The Assembly President, who arrived in Seoul yesterday for a three-day visit, also held a working lunch with members of the UN Association of the Republic of Korea. Tomorrow he is expected to visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and hold official meetings with President Lee Myung-bak and Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan. read more

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China plays down Indian concerns on Lanka ties

He was answering queries on how China planned to allay Indian fears over increasing forays by its ships and submarines into the Indian Ocean region after Beijing last month released its first ever report outlining a new military strategy enhancing its navy’s duties for the first time to “open seas protection”. China today played down Indian concerns on Chinese submarines visiting Sri Lanka and Pakistan recently.The Indian Ocean (IO) region was not India’s backyard and upholding this perception could trigger clashes, the Chinese military cautioned, with analysts seeing it as sabre-rattling by the northern neighbour to gain dominance in the strategically crucial territory, the Hindustan Times reported. “The word backyard is not very appropriate to use for an open sea and international areas of sea,” senior captain Zhao Yi, associate professor of the Institute of Strategy in China’s National Defence University, told a group of Indian journalists. “I admit geographically speaking India has a special role to play in stabilising Indian Ocean and the South Asian region.”Questions about PLA navy’s maritime strategies were raised in the context of Chinese submarines visiting Sri Lanka and Pakistan recently, but officers played down Indian concerns. “The Chinese government has been very prudent in handling PLA navy’s navigation to the IO. Most of the time when our submarines go to the Indian Ocean, we diplomatically inform our neighbouring countries,” said Zhang Wei, a researcher with the PLA Navy Academic Institute. “We should enhance cooperation in order to enhance mutual trust at the level of military and government.”Zhao quoted a US scholar who said the IO region was likely to be a focus area and at the epicentre of maritime clashes in the 21st century.“This scholar indicated that there would be severe clashes in the IO areas. I did not agree with him. But if someone views (the region) as its backyard, I am afraid this possibility (of clashes) cannot be eliminated,” the officer noted. Beijing, however, did recognise New Delhi’s stabilising influence in the IO and South Asia region, said a senior officer from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the largest defence forces in the world. The Indian Ocean region was very important to China as well as other countries as it was an important channel for international trade and that is why Beijing sought relevant navigational rights through it, Zhao said. read more

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Former Army Commander Rohan Daluwatte passed away

During his tenure in the Army he held important positions such as Chief Instructor of Officer Cadet School in ATC from 1979 to 1981, Commanding Officer, 1st Reconnaissance Regiment Sri Lanka Armoured Corps, Commanding Officer of Sri Lanka Army Service Corps, Coordinating Officer Commanding Troops in Mannar, Director-Supplies and Transport, Commandant of Army Training Centre and Military Secretary, Army Headquarters. As commander, Daluwatte lead Operation Riviresa against the LTTE during Eelam War III. Former Army Commander, General (retired) Rohan Daluwatte, passed away today. He was 77 years old at the time of his death.Daluwatte joined the Sri Lanka Army in 1961 as an officer cadet. On 1 May 1996, he was appointed as 13th Army Commander by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga. He was instrumental in establishing the Army Command and Staff College. After his retirement he was promoted to the rank of General and was appointed as the Head of the newly formed Joint Operations Command and later as the Chief of Defense Staff. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Hamilton police investigating 2 targeted home invasions

Hamilton police are investigating two separate home invasions that happened over the weekend in the city.On Saturday evening, police were called to a home near Upper Horning Rd. and Mohawk St.Officers found a man suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. Police learned the victim had invited a man to his home and it’s believed that person allowed another man inside.During the incident, one of the suspects pulled out a black handgun. Police are looking for two men who are described as white and roughly six-foot-one. One of the men had a thin build, dark hair, and was wearing a black jacket. They were both seen leaving in a red Jeep Compass.The second incident happened just before 3 p.m. on Sunday. Police were called to a home near Limeridge Rd. West and West 5th St.Police say three men broke into a home where a woman, her child and a man were inside. The child was not physically hurt during the incident but the man and woman suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police say the victims are not cooperating.Investigators say both home invasions were targeted and anyone with information can contact Hamilton police or Crime Stoppers. read more

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Football Ohio State vs Illinois – By the Numbers

Ohio State redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber (25) runs the ball in the first half in the game against Illinois on Nov. 18. Ohio State won 52-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorJust about everything that could have gone right for No. 9 Ohio State (9-2, 7-1 Big Ten) went right. The Buckeyes steamrolled Illinois (2-9, 0-8 Big Ten) 52-14 Saturday in Ohio Stadium. This was the final home game for the 19 Ohio State seniors, and the Buckeyes’ final test before traveling on the road to face No. 24 Michigan.5 – Illinois first downs. Ohio State dominated in nearly all facets of the game Saturday, and it showed in the offensive numbers put up by Illinois. The Fighting Illini offense was unable to get anything going all day, and it took until there was just 3:37 left in the second half for Illinois to come up with a first down. All told, the Fighting Illini were able to muster just five first downs in the game. Ohio State’s defense was suffocating, and the inaccuracy of Illinois’ quarterback did not help. Quarterback Chayce Crouch was just 4-for-14 and had five (counting) incomplete passes on third down tries, contributing to the 8 percent third-down conversion rating. The weather also contributed to the struggles of the Fighting Illini, affecting multiple receivers who dropped third-down passes. Though holding the Illini to few first downs, Ohio State’s defensive strength was just as responsible as Illinois’ offensive futility. 18:05 – Time spent by J.T. Barrett under center. On his senior day, quarterback J.T. Barrett spent a total of 18:05 playing quarterback for Ohio State. He was in the game for all of the first quarter, two full drives in the second quarter and two in the third quarter when he was subbed back in for the backups. Ohio State had possession of the ball for 37:16 in the game.Barrett’s final game in the ‘Shoe was exactly how many expected it would be: a blowout victory and early curtain call. The only reason Barrett returned at all for the third quarter was because backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins fumbled the football and saw the defense return it for a touchdown. Barrett then came out, had a three-and-out and then regained possession of the ball when Illinois muffed the punt. It was an early and expected hook for the three-time captain in a blowout as he attempts to stay healthy for Ohio State’s matchup against Michigan. He finished the game going 11-for-19 with 141 passing yards, two touchdowns. He added 33 rushing yards on five carries and a touchdown. 4 – Ohio State rushing touchdowns. Ohio State put up its most impressive rushing display of the season last game against Michigan State with 335 yards on 42 carries and four touchdowns. Though the Buckeyes did not have quite that much success against the Illini, its 325 rushing yards were good for second-most this season and the four rushing touchdowns were tied for the most. While a lot of the rushing yardage came toward the end, when Ohio State was just trying to run out the clock, the rushing touchdowns for Ohio State in the first half were more the product of a team relying on its biggest offensive strength. Redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber punched in two on the ground in the first quarter, Barrett also had one in the first and freshman running back J.K. Dobbins had one in the second quarter. This was the second consecutive game where even in meaningful minutes, Ohio State relied heavily on its running backs once again for the majority of its offensive production, and the offensive line was able to provide the backs with the space to run. Ohio State seems to have found where its offense has the most success, and heading into a matchup against two of the best rushing defenses in the nation in Michigan and Wisconsin, it will need to hope the offensive line holds up against a pair of potent pass-rushes.55 – Illinois penalty yards. When it rains, it pours. And for Illinois, the rain was just the struggles to keep up with the gap in talent between the two teams. But so often, Ohio State poured it on the Illini by their penalties committed. Illinois had two penalties that resulted in the Ohio State offense receiving a first down, three penalties that pushed its own offense back and two on special teams. When it was all said and done, Illinois had a total of 55 penalty yards on seven penalties. For most of the season, Ohio State has been the team that has been penalized. Ohio State’s 72.2 penalty yards per game were the 10th-most by any team in the nation heading into the game. While the Buckeyes ultimately finished with more penalty yardage (68) and the same number of penalties, Ohio State’s advantage in talent helped minimize the damage felt by its penalties. The lack of discipline by Illinois was not the difference maker in the game, but it certainly did not help an already overmatched Illinois team.100 – Dwayne Haskins all-purpose yards. Ohio State was ahead by so much that it was able to send backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins into the game in the second quarter to get some playing time. And while he could not get anything going during his first two drives and fumbled on his third, he quickly turned things around and finished the game with 100 all-purpose yards, 77 through the air and 23 on the ground.Haskins was just one of three Ohio State quarterbacks to play in the game — he received the second-most playing time — but he still fell just 6 yards shy of surpassing the total yardage of the entire Illinois offense. His performance was far from perfect, but even he was able to lead Ohio State to more offensive success on just his small handful of drives than the Illinois’ offense was able to produce the entire game. read more

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PCB limits Pakistan players to only two T20 leagues per year

Pakistan’s top cricketers are set to take further financial hits after the PCB imposed caps on their participation in T20 leagues around the world.File: Ahmed Shehzad (C) and Imad Wasim (R) of Pakistan celebrate the dismissal of Kieran Powell (L) of the West Indies during the 3rd and final ODI match between West Indies and Pakistan at Guyana National Stadium, Providence, Guyana, April 11, 2017. (Photo: AFP)The PCB has formed a new NOC (No-Objection Certificate) policy that limits their centrally-contracted players to playing only two leagues per season, which may or may not include the Pakistan Super League (PSL). That effectively means an in-demand cricketer such as legspinner Shadab Khan can only play in one league other than the PSL in a year.Already among the lowest-paid professionals in world cricket, and not allowed in the IPL, the PCB’s decision will come as a big blow.Last season, a number of contracted players featured in the world’s major T20 leagues – apart from the IPL – forcing national coaches and selectors to raise concerns over their fitness and vulnerability to injuries from the workload. Those concerns came to a head in the last few months with head coach Mickey Arthur pushingfor higher fitness standards across the board.Arthur’s worries first came up during Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand last winter after the players returned for national duty from lengthy lay-offs. Given that players took part in the Bangladesh Premier League, the Big Bash and the newly formed T10 league, the management has now decided on a more hands-on approach to controlling how much a player plays outside Pakistan duty.The policy was made at a meeting last week between major stakeholders such as Mudassar Nazar, who heads the academies, chief selector Inzamam ul Haq and Haroon Rashid, director cricket operations.“Centrally contracted players will be allowed to participate in two leagues only in a cricket season,” the board said. “The non-contracted players are bound to play at least three domestic first-class matches for them to be entitled to receive the NOC. While retired players do not need any NOC from PCB, however as per ICC’s rule they are bound to obtain an NOC from PCB for two years from the date of their retirement.”Given that the Pakistan domestic season starts in September and ends in March, and that the BPL, the T10 League, and the BBL all take place in that time, it leaves the Caribbean Premier League and the T20 Blast as the major tournaments top cricketers can target.A decision was also taken at the meeting to leave this season’s domestic structure broadly unchanged, bar a few tweaks in fixtures. The national one-day tournament will be held alongside the first-class tournament, each one-day game following a day’s break after the first-class match.Last season, the teams in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy were put through a strenuous schedule of seven four-day games in just 41 days.The first-class format remains intact for the third year running, with 16 teams (eight regional and eight departments), but the selection process was tweaked last year, allowing eight players to be picked through the draft process. (ESPNCricinfo) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWest Indies mull playing T20s in PakistanJanuary 3, 2017In “latest news”CWI offering players ‘US$25,000 to tour Pakistan’March 19, 2018In “latest news”Sunil Narine’s bowling action reported in PSLMarch 16, 2018In “Sports” read more

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St Kitts Opposition files no confidence motion against Government

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris (Caribbean News Now image) BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas has filed a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, whom he says presents a “clear and present danger to democracy” in St Kitts-Nevis.In the motion, which was sent to the Clerk of the National Assembly, Sonia Boddie-Thompson on Tuesday, Douglas, a former prime minister, also alleges that the activities of the incumbent “have belittled and denigrated the esteemed Office of the Prime Minister and has tarnished the good name and standing of this country both regionally and internationally”.Douglas is calling on legislators to support the motion and ensure the “immediate resignation” of Harris, who led his coalition Team Unity grouping into office in the February 16, 2015 general election.In the motion, Douglas claims that since being sworn into office, Harris has governed the twin island Federation “in a manner that has seen a rapid erosion of the democratic and good governance standards that are enshrined in the Constitution” and that the “rights, liberties and democratic interests of citizens are being trampled upon using methods that are reminiscent of a full blown dictatorship”.He also alleges that Prime Minister Harris “has consistently failed to uphold the principles of accountability, fairness, openness, transparency, inclusivity or respect the rule of law which has led to the maladministration of public services and the mismanagement of the economic and fiscal affairs of St Kitts and Nevis”.Douglas, the leader of the main opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP), said that Prime Minister Harris “constantly tries to influence the work of the Electoral Office and its ranking officers in contravention of the electoral laws of the Federation and which has led to the disenfranchisement of numerous voters without due process”.Douglas has listed several other allegations in the motion calling for the removal of the prime minister, including his refusal “ consent to the publication of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) country surveillance report, thereby denying the citizens of the country their right to information contained therein”.Prime Minister Harris is due to present the national budget to Parliament later today. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLeader of Opposition met Chairman of CARICOM and teamJanuary 25, 2019In “latest news”St Kitts-Nevis PM claims parliamentary majorityJune 26, 2013In “Regional”Region turned its back on St Kitts unlike Guyana over no confidence impasse – says opposition leaderDecember 2, 2014In “Regional” read more

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Anna Gordy Gaye inspiration for Marvin Gaye hit Pride and Joy dies

first_imgANNA GORDY GAYE, the ex-wife of late soul legend Marvin Gaye and the older sister of Motown record label founder Berry Gordy Jr, died in Los Angeles on Friday at the age of 92, the family publicist said.“She died today at her Los Angeles home. She passed away from natural causes. They discovered her body at 3am,” said Maureen O’Connor, executive vice president of publicists Rogers & Cowan.The songwriter and businesswoman was married to Gaye from 1964 to 1977 and helped compose two songs, “Flying High (In the Friendly Sky)” and “God is Love,” on Gaye’s classic album “What’s Going On.”She was also the inspiration for his hit “Pride and Joy.”When Marvin Gaye was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, she attended the ceremony. The singer died in 1984 at the age of 44 after he was shot by his father.The couple had one son, Marvin Gaye III.Her last public appearance was with Berry Gordy in 2008. The rise of the Motown label and the role of the two siblings is chronicled in the hit Broadway show “Motown: The Musical.”Read: Folk legend Pete Seeger dies at 94>last_img read more

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€300000 worth of cannabis plants seized in Leitrim

first_imgGARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED €300,000 worth of cannabis plants in Leitrim today.As part of an intelligence-led operation, a planned search of a house in Church Manor, Carrigallen was carried out this morning.The cannabis plants were discovered as part of the search and a 43-year-old man was arrested at the scene.He is currently being held at Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station.Gardaí said today that there was another seizure of some 250 plants at two adjoining properties in Kerry yesterday. This haul has a street value of around €200,000.Read: Hundreds of cannabis plants discovered in two adjoining Kerry properties>Read: Over 80 per cent of drug seizures in Europe are for cannabis>last_img read more

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Final results for special election announced

first_imgAfter the April 23 special levy election in Battle Ground, the gap between the “yeas” and “nays” widened slightly as the final ballots were counted, according to the Clark County Elections Office.In Battle Ground, the four-year maintenance and operations levy was approved by 56.28 percent, or 11,661 votes in favor to 9,057 votes opposed.In the Green Mountain school district, the bond issue was approved by 57.66 percent, or 143 votes in favor to 105 votes opposed.In La Center, the bond issue for the district’s sports field was defeated by 53.18 percent, or 1,303 votes against the measure to 1,147 in favor.last_img read more

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Detective files records lawsuit against Woodland

first_imgA Woodland Police Department detective filed a lawsuit this week accusing the city of delaying the release of public records. Detective David Plaza filed the lawsuit Monday in connection with a tort claim he filed about two months ago making numerous allegations of misconduct and harassment against former interim police Chief Sgt. Brad Gillaspie. In his claim, Plaza accused Gillaspie of using racial slurs, sexually harassing young women, and invasions of privacy.The claim also warned that Plaza was preparing to sue the city for at least $2 million. Since learning about the claim, the city replaced Gillaspie as interim chief with former Cowlitz County Sheriff Bill Mahoney.Mayor Grover Laseke also said the city’s insurance carrier is investigating the allegations against Gillaspie.last_img read more

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Facebook takes steps to protect you from discriminatory ads

first_imgFacebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg  James Martin/CNET Facebook is making changes to a range of ads on the social network in an effort to protect its users who are searching for a job or housing from discrimination. Advertisers that run housing, employment and credit ads will no longer be able to target users based on age, gender or ZIP code, and will also have fewer options when it comes to targeting users, Facebook said Tuesday. The company also said it’s building a tool so users can search for housing ads throughout the US. “Housing, employment and credit ads are crucial to helping people buy new homes, start great careers, and gain access to credit,” said Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in a blog post. “They should never be used to exclude or harm people.”The changes are part of a settlement that Facebook reached with civil rights groups including the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed lawsuits against the social network alleging that Facebook allowed advertisers to discriminate against users by excluding people from seeing certain housing, employment and credit ads based on gender, age and where they lived. Civil rights groups, labor organizations, workers and consumers filed five discrimination lawsuits against Facebook between 2016 and 2018, according to the settlement posted by the ACLU. The changes also affect ads placed on Facebook-owned Instagram and messaging app Messenger. Facebook has been under mounting pressure to change its advertising tools after ProPublica reported in 2016 that the world’s largest social network allowed advertisers to place housing ads that excluded users by race, which is illegal under federal law. In response, Facebook pulled a tool that allowed advertisers to exclude users from seeing housing, employment and credit ads based on their “ethnic affinity.”But Facebook continued to receive more complaints that its advertising tools were also being used by employers to post job ads that excluded women or older workers. “Discrimination in advertising for jobs, housing and credit has been unlawful since the 1960s and ’70s with the enactment of our civil rights laws,” said Galen Sherwin, senior staff attorney at the ACLU during a conference call. “But the ability to target ads to users based on their data and online behavior has been threatening to give this kind of discrimination a new life in the 21st century.” Sherwin said advertisers will have to certify whether they’re placing a housing, employment or credit ad on Facebook. Targeting options for these advertisers will decrease from tens of thousands to a few hundred, she said. These advertisers, for example, won’t be able to target soccer moms, new dads and wheelchair users or people who are similar to their current customers. And they won’t be able to target users less than 15 miles away from a specific address or the center of a city, according to the ACLU.Civil rights groups will also be testing housing, employment and credit ads on Facebook to make sure the company implements the changes it’s promising. Advocacy groups will also be on the lookout for any advertisers who are trying to skirt Facebook’s new ad rules. A Facebook spokesperson said the company doesn’t break out how many housing, employment or credit ads are placed on the social network every month or year. Originally published March 19, 11:39 a.m. PTUpdate, 2:09 p.m. PT: Includes remarks from ACLU’s conference calls, details about the settlement and comment from a Facebook spokesperson. Now playing: Watch this: 3 Comments Tags Facebook is a moneymaking machinecenter_img 2:28 Facebook Share your voice Internet Services Tech Industry Mobile Appslast_img read more

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Srikakulam Man killed in Hyderabad

first_imgA man hailing from Srikakulam was found murdered near a petrol pump under Shamirpet police station limits here on Thursday. He was identified as Nakka Ramarao (43). The police rushed to the spot on learning the murder and launched an investigation. The body was sent to the morgue for post-mortem. In a similar case, a rowdy-sheeter was found murdered late on Monday night at Shivaji Nagar in the city. He is a resident of Allapur near Borabanda.last_img

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WATCH Joel Campbell continues breakout season with amazing performance against Liverpool

first_imgNot long ago, Campbell was stuck in manager Arsene Wenger’s dog house, as the French coach let the public know he often wanted more out of the young forward. Campbell, who has been put on loan four times in his five years with the English club, is finally carving out his space for Arsenal, and getting the respect of his coach in the process.“Nobody expected him [to do well] and now he is taking his place in the team and he is ready to fight for the position and he is efficient,” Wenger told the team’s official site. “I agree [that he is playing with confidence]. That comes out of his game. Compare one month ago to today, he believes he belongs there and has a right to play.” Guys. Joel Campbell is sensational. I can’t believe what I’m writing.— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) January 13, 2016 Related posts:WATCH: Costa Rica’s Joel Campbell scores his first home goal for Arsenal WATCH: Joel Campbell dishes perfect assist as Arsenal advances in Champions League WATCH: Joel Campbell scores in Arsenal’s friendly against MLS All-Stars WATCH: Costa Rica’s Joel Campbell scores for Arsenal in first Premier League start He very rarely plays 90 minutes but Joel Campbell was excellent tonight. Not for the first time recently.— James Olley (@JamesOlley) January 13, 2016 Once buried on a roster full of established talents, young Joel Campbell has finally proved his worth in the starting lineup for famed English club Arsenal.Just four days after scoring a goal in the FA Cup, Campbell again shined in a 3-3 tie with English Premiere League rival Liverpool on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Costa Rican forward had one assist and helped create another score in a match that was competitive until the end.After Liverpool had taken an early 1-0 lead, Arsenal tied things up when Campbell corralled possession of the ball in Liverpool territory before turning around in rhythm and threading a beautiful ball to teammate Aaron Ramsey.https://twitter.com/TDMasCR/status/687393449939582976The Costa Rican national then came right back in the 55th minute to create another score for Arsenal, who was stuck with a 2-2 tie at halftime. But without wavering, Campbell pushed the ball towards Oliver Giroud, who took in the deflected pass and put home his second goal of the match.The Gunners conceded a heartbreaking goal in the 90th minute to allow Liverpool to escape without a loss, but Arsenal remains in first place of the English Premiere League standings with 43 points and a 13-4-4 record. Recently, Campbell has been a large component of Arsenal’s success. Even though the team has suffered critical injuries, most notably to Chilean star Alexis Sánchez, it’s been the Costa Rican striker who has stepped up.After the match, fans and reporters praised on social media Campbell’s effort. Arsenal is now expected to re-sign Campbell to a boosted contract, although anything could happen between now and the transfer window’s closing on Jan. 31. A breakout 2015-2016 season, in which Campbell has scored his first three goals in an Arsenal uniform, has his fans and coaches in awe of his work effort and natural chemistry with teammates.“You want to be surprised by the quality of your players and where he surprises you is in the intensity of his teamwork,” Wenger recently told reporters of his budding young star. Facebook Comments RETWEET if @joel_campbell12 was your #LFCvAFC man of the match pic.twitter.com/z5avcdfmUb— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 13, 2016last_img read more

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FDIC Failed Bank List Grows to 20

first_img The “”FDIC’s””:http://fdic.gov/ list of federally insured bank failures grew to 20 so far this year as two more banks collapsed.[IMAGE]On Friday, FDIC announced the closures of Community South Bank (Parsons, Tennessee) and Sunrise Bank of Arizona (Phoenix).[COLUMN_BREAK]In Tennessee, CB&S Bank, Inc. of Russellville, Alabama, has agreed to assume all of Community South’s deposits and $121.7 million of its assets. As of June 30, the failed bank held approximately $377.7 in total deposits and $386.9 million in assets, the remainder of which will be held by FDIC for later disposition.Community South’s closure and dissolution will cost FDIC’s Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) $72.5 million, the agency reported. The bank is the 19th in the nation to close so far in 2013 and the second in Tennessee.At the same time, the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions shut down Sunrise Bank and appointed FDIC as receiver. First Fidelity Bank, National Association (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) has agreed to assume all of Sunrise Bank’s $196.9 million in total deposits and will purchase essentially all of its $202.2 million in total assets.The Arizona bank’s collapse will impact the DIF to the tune of $17.0 million, FDIC said. In addition to being the 20th bank to fall, it was the third Arizonan bank failure so far this year. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing August 26, 2013 412 Views Sharecenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bank Failure FDIC Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-08-26 Tory Barringer FDIC Failed Bank List Grows to 20last_img read more

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