The trial of the two policemen accused of beating Mohammed Khaled Said began

first_imgNews June 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The trial of the two policemen accused of beating Mohammed Khaled Said began RSF_en Help by sharing this informationcenter_img Organisation The trial of Mahmoud Salah Mahmoud and Awad Ismael Soliman, two policemen accused of beating the young netizen Mohammed Khaled Said to death in June 2010, began before a court in Alexandria but was postponed until 24 September (at a time when elections were scheduled) to allow a review of the forensic evidence. Judge Moussa Al-Nahrawi announced: “The court has asked a medical panel to compare the two autopsy reports. In the meantime, the defendants will remain in detention.” According to the original autopsy, Said died of a drug overdose. A subsequent one said he was beaten to death.A 28-year-old human rights activist, Said died outside an Internet café in Alexandria on 6 June 2010. The Internet café owner said he was beaten to death in the street after being arrested inside the café by two plain-clothes policemen. According to his family and local human rights organisations, he was killed after posting a video online that showed police sharing the profits from a drug deal. last_img read more

Self-Driving Car Company Cruise Trims Workforce, Closes Pasadena Facility Amid Pandemic

first_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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at 7 a.m. Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News More Cool Stuff 50 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Image Credit: CruiseCruise, the self-driving car subsidiary of GM backed by SoftBank Vision Fund, Honda and T.Rowe Price and Associates, is closing its Pasadena office and laying off nearly eight percent of its workforce as the company tries to reduce costs during the COVID-19 pandemic, a TechCrunch report said.The Pasadena location opened early last year after GM acquired Strobe, a Pasadena-based company, in order to incorporate Lidar, short for Light Detection and Ranging, into the first wave of autonomous vehicles.Cruise leased 47,051 square feet of space in a two-story building at 465 N. Halstead Street, near the Hastings Village Shopping Center.Cruise CEO Dan Ammann sent a memo confirming that the layoffs will affect employees in the product, marketing and rideshare business units, according to the TechCruch report.The memo said employees who are laid off will be offered severance and their healthcare benefits will be paid for by the company through the end of the year.Cruise spokesman Milin Mehta confirmed the cuts to TechCrunch, and noted that the Lidar team will be moved to Cruise’s San Francisco office,“In this time of great change, we’re fortunate to have a crystal clear mission and billions in the bank,” Mehta told the tech news outlet. “The actions we took today reflect us doubling down on our engineering work and engineering talent.”The downsizing will not effect the company’s efforts recruit engineers, Ammann said in the memo.“From here we expect to recruit and grow across our engineering teams for the balance of the year,” he confirmed.The layoffs are part of a broader strategy to shift resources to where its needed most during the COVID-19 pandemic, the report said.center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Community News Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Self-Driving Car Company Cruise Trims Workforce, Closes Pasadena Facility Amid Pandemic “We’re fortunate to have a crystal clear mission and billions in the bank,” says CEO By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Friday, May 15, 2020 | 12:47 pm Make a commentlast_img read more

Virtual broker eXp Realty has another record quarter

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Message* Agents at the brokerage get high commission splits and operate on a revenue-sharing program that prioritizes recruiting new agents. The firm exists only in the cloud, with agents using avatars to interact in a Sims-like world. The format helped the company thrive during the pandemic.The firm’s Net Promoter Score, which measures agent satisfaction, clocked in at 73, compared to a score of 70 at the end of March 2020.“Not only are we experiencing an acceleration in the number of agents joining eXp, but the agents we are attracting have proved to be increasingly productive and our Net Promoter Score continues to climb,” founder and CEO Glenn Sanford said in a statement.eXp also expanded into four new locations and territories in the first quarter, including Puerto Rico, Brazil, Italy and Hong Kong. eXp World Holdings launched in Colombia shortly after, and there are plans to launch in Spain and Israel by the end of the second quarter.Contact Cordilia James Tags eXp CEO Glenn Sanford (eXp, iStock)eXp Realty started 2021 off real strong.Revenue at the virtual brokerage increased 115 percent to $583.8 million in the first quarter of 2021, the company reported during a Thursday earnings call.Its net income increased a whopping 3,348% to $4.8 million, compared to $100,000 during the same period last year. Meanwhile, gross profit increased to $53.5 million, compared to $28 million in the first quarter of 2020.The firm, which is based in Bellingham, Washington, is one of the fastest-growing real estate brokerages, having recently cracked the top 5 — both by sales volume and number of transactions — in RealTrends’ ranking of top brokerages in 2020.Closed residential and commercial transaction volume grew by 123 percent to $24.5 billion in the first quarter of 2021, more than twice the amount from the same time last year.In the first quarter, eXp also grew its agent count by 77 percent, with the number of brokers on the platform hitting 50,333.Read moreeXp rides housing boom with $31M in profits Virtual brokerage eXp notches most profitable quarter ever Virtual brokerage eXp sees first profitable quarter Share via Shortlink Email Address* eXp realtyResidential BrokerageResidential Real EstateTechnologylast_img read more

Two kinds of money – the kind you have and the kind you don’t have

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “When people think about types of payments, they generally view their money in two buckets – the money they have, including dollars in debit accounts, savings, investments, even rewards points, and the money they don’t have, including the money they can borrow or leverage plus access to other people’s money.” That is one of the thought-provoking concepts proffered by FIS Chief Product Officer, Bob Legters, at CSCU’s 2017 Annual Conference. “If you think about payments in those two categories, how purchases are made depending on which bucket a member uses to pay for something, then you can begin to make decisions to answer questions such as what’s the best tool? What’s the best approach? How do you interact with the member? How do you make it more convenient?”In terms of innovation, Legters said, “Innovation is expensive. Its expensive for the credit union, it’s expensive for the processors, and there’s a curve where the payback takes a while. How do you stay solvent while you wait for the payback? Basic blocking and tackling includes credit, debit, prepaid. Younger generations don’t have wealth or access to money that doesn’t belong to another generation, so how do you put the right tool in their hands to enable payments? You can’t really take a credit risk on someone with no payment history, but you can offer prepaid as a gateway to later offer debit and credit products. You can offer other products that increase the relationship with that member that will drive additional usage.” continue reading »last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, September 18, 2014:•12:03 a.m.  Brandon D. Jones, 27, Derby, was issued a notice to appear for defective        tail light and no proof of insurance.•8:11 a.m. Officers took a report of found toy ATV 3-wheeler in the 600 block E. 9th, Wellington.•11:20 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1000 block E. Lincoln, Wellington involved a vehicle operated by Brian A. Cadek, 39, South Haven, and a parked and occupied vehicle owned by Terry N. Williams, 874 S. Rome St, Wellington.•11:30 a.m. Brian A. Cadek, 39, South Haven, was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving.•11:45 a.m. Ashley N. Pearson, 25, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with burglary and theft.•2:52 p.m. Officers investigated children in need of care in the 600 block N. F, Wellington.•6:08 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block S. Washington, Wellington.•6:15 p.m. Joshua B. Schlecht, 29, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is revoked.•9:11 p.m.  Officers investigated a disorderly conduct of a known suspect in the 1000 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•11:15 p.m.  Edwood B. Osborne, 19, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with operating a motor vehicle without Insurance and defective taillamp.last_img read more