Share Thursday 21 October 2010 8:38 pm The news came as Nokia reported a third-quarter net profit of £471m, reversing a £491m loss for the same period last year. Despite the improved results Nokia said its market share dropped to just 30 per cent, it sold 110.4m phones in the third quarter.Nokia shares rose to their highest level in 20 weeks on the news closing in Helsinki up 6.3 per cent. Tags: NULL Nokia benefited from the cheaper end of the mobile phone market but the average price for its phones rose to €65 — the first annual price rise in almost a decade – as new, cheap smart phones like the C5 and the E5 went on sale and parts shortages capped sales of the cheapest phones.“The main contribution here is really from component shortages and that hit us more in the lower end were Nokia is strong,” chief financial officer, Timo Ihamuotila, said.It said it expected part shortages to continue creating problems into 2011 and forecast operating profit margin to be 10-12 per cent in the fourth quarter.Nokia’s N8 model, its first serious rival to Apple’s iPhone, started shipping on the last day of September but sales are yet to start in many markets.Elop said he had decided to delay launching Nokia’s first product using the new MeeGo software platform, saying: “My assessment was that it would be a 2011 event.”Elop is the first non Scandinavian to run the company in its history and only assumed his role last month replacing Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo. NOKIA’s new chief executive Stephen Elop put his stamp on the company yesterday by cutting 1,800 jobs, equivalent to three per cent of the company’s workforce, and delaying the launch of a key product after the mobile phone manufacturer posted stronger -than-expected results.It is not known whether UK workers will be affected by the job losses as the company said it had yet to decide where the axe will fall. whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp 1,800 jobs go at Nokia amid phone delay Show Comments ▼ Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap
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It has just revealed a chunky loss but if we look closer, I think it’s misunderstood by the markets.It all boils down to recurring revenue and to illustrate that, I’ll use an analogy with an old-fashioned life assurance salesperson. It might take a lot to secure a new customer, but once that’s achieved, the salesperson can enjoy the commission for years. Blue Prism has been spending a lot on marketing, that’s the main reason why 2019 saw a big loss. But the revenue that will accrue from new business acquisition could continue for years.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Blue Prism invented the acronym RPA that actually has very little to do with what most of us think of when we hear the word robot. 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Some fear resulting job losses, but the RPA companies themselves talk about freeing staff from soul-destroying tedium.Blue Prism’s results for the year to the end of October 2019 revealed an 83% increase in revenues to £101m, but its losses before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) were £71.9m. Then again, it had £74.1m in net cash at the end of the period. A loss of that scale might seem worrisome, but bear in mind the long-term benefits from its marketing spend. Monthly recurring revenue (MMR) rose to £10.6m, up roughly two-thirds from the year before.Part of the loss was also explained by the purchase of another company in this space, Thoughtonomy, giving Blue Prism a stronger cloud presence.What I like about RPA is that the ‘barriers to exit’ are quite low. Once a company is using a particular system, there’s a good chance it will stay with it. 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USPG mission agency changes its name to ‘Us’ Posted Nov 26, 2012 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service [Us] Years of traditional mission activity have helped us to realise that there is no ‘us and them’ only an ‘us’.This was the message of the Revd Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, who preached at a special service to launch the renaming of the 311-year-old mission agency USPG – now known as Us.He was speaking at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, on Tuesday 20 November.Mr Wells said: ‘In the good old days, we used to think being a missionary was about recognising a difference between us and them: “us”, who had resources, skills, and the gospel, and “them”, who had hunger and not much else.’But, over the years, this picture has changed, he said. So much so that we came to realise that ‘there is no longer a them, there is only an us’.And the final irony, he said, was that ‘if we’d never accepted the call to be a missionary, we’d probably never have found all that out’.USPG (United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel) has become Us after research showed that the name USPG – based on a name coined in 1701 – no longer connected with people in the twenty-first century.The Revd Canon Chris Chivers, Us Chair of Trustees, said: ‘The name Us is a reminder that God’s welcome is for all of us – Jesus’ promise of a full life is for every person, in every community. Our work is helping to make this happen around the world.’Acknowledging that the Us launch took place on the day General Synod voted against women bishops, Us Chief Executive Janette O’Neill said: ‘We were concerned that our launch event would be over-shadowed by the sadness of many at the outcome of the vote. But, far from it, my sense was that the launch of Us – with our emphasis on inclusion – was a sign of hope for the future of the Church of England.’She said: ‘USPG changing its name to “Us” is a statement that everyone is included. In fact, the biggest cheer of the evening was reserved for a video looking at our history. The video explained how we were the first organisation to appoint a single woman as a missionary, which put us ahead of our time, this being 72 years before women got the vote in the UK. People cheered at this. 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Por William CamacaroDesde Nueva York“Habrá algunos que recordarán a Ramsey Clark como un hombre marginal. Hay muchos más que lo recordarán como amigo de la justicia, los oprimidos, los explotados y el imperio de la ley. Quizás a él mismo le gustaría ser recordado simplemente como alguien que usó la ley para ayudar a otros”.Curtis Doebbler, abogado en derecho internacionalDurante los días de asedio en la guerra del Golfo Pérsico bajo el Gobierno de George H. Bush, tuve la oportunidad de conocer en Nueva York a un extraordinario ser humano, Ramsey Clark. Eran los años de la fanfarronamente llamada “Operación Tormenta del Desierto” organizada por el Departamento de Estado y el Pentágono.El autor William Camacaro, junto a Ramsey Clark en Nueva York, año 2013. (crédito foto: William Camacaro/COHA)Se presentó esta figura quijotesca, admirada por todos en el escenario de un evento de protesta, un ex Fiscal General de EE. UU. que, increíblemente, se oponía al intervencionismo estadounidense en Cuba, Venezuela y Nicaragua. En esa ocasión dio un discurso detallado del conflicto que estábamos viendo en pleno desarrollo, una guerra multicolor, que nos llegaba a nuestras casas, a nuestros livings por cortesía de CNN. No veíamos sangre, ni cadáveres, solo fuegos artificiales y juegos parecidos a los “nintendos”, donde solo se presentaban algunos daños colaterales. Fue una guerra a distancia donde el televidente se mantenía alejado del dolor y la agonía de las víctimas iraquíes.Ramsey Clark, un luchador social desde el centro del poderRamsey Clark era una anomalía extraordinaria dentro del establishment estadounidense. Un abogado profesional que llegó a ser Fiscal General del país, que estuvo en el centro de luchas de derechos civiles y humanos desde su alto cargo público, y que luego de dejar la cúspide del poder, abrazó causas progresistas en todo el planeta. Esto, en directa oposición a la hegemonía estadounidense y a la estrategia de sanciones unilaterales e ilegales contra países que no se alinearan con la política exterior de la potencia norteamericana.En una segunda ocasión que lo vuelvo a encontrar, yo ya sabía que él iba viajando a Irak y sería uno de los abogados defensores de Sadam Huseín, en un juicio impuesto por el mundo occidental a casi todo el gabinete del líder iraquí, proceso judicial considerado por muchos sectores del derecho internacional como ilegal. Ramsey también era, por principios, opositor a la pena de muerte. Tuve el atrevimiento de acercarme y preguntarle (venciendo mis temores ante la figura que estaba enfrente de mí), “¿no cree que será muy difícil para usted lograr algo en esa farsa de juicio?”. Y él me contestó: “Sería peor no hacer nada. Hay que ir a la batalla aun sabiendo que la vamos a perder. Hay que ir sabiendo que uno está del lado de la verdad y de la justicia”, y nos vimos las caras con una sonrisa.En la cúspide del sistema judicial de EE. UU.Ramsey sirvió a su país como el Fiscal General número 66 de los Estados Unidos, de 1967 a 1969, bajo la presidencia de Lyndon B. Johnson. Ya desde su anterior puesto como Fiscal General Adjunto fue fundamental en la redacción de algunas de las principales leyes ambientales y de derechos civiles que cualquier generación anterior o posterior haya producido. Contribuyó a la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, a la Ley de Derechos Electorales de 1965 y a la legislación que más tarde inspiró la creación de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental o EPA, por sus siglas en inglés.Después de dejar su cargo público, se postuló a la presidencia de los Estados Unidos en 1972 y para el Senado en 1974 y 1977. Era hijo del juez de la Corte Suprema y ex Fiscal General, Tom C. Clark. Ramsey también fundó el International Action Center, con la idea de construir una plataforma que luchara por la justicia social, y por un mundo más justo e igualitario.Su activismo lo llevó a viajar a países como Vietnam, Irak, Irán, Libia, Palestina, Sudán y muchos otros lugares que estaban bajo ataque o posible agresión por parte de los Estados Unidos. Puso su vida en peligro en innumerables ocasiones.Premiado mundialmenteRamsey Clark se opuso a la guerra de Vietnam desde el inicio y mantuvo una posición en contra de las sanciones unilaterales y coercitivas que Estados Unidos impone a nivel global.Ramsey fue reconocido como receptor del Premio Gandhi de la Paz (1992) y el Octavo Premio de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) sobre los derechos humanos el 10 de diciembre de 2008, en el sexto aniversario de la adopción de la Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos. También fue honrado con el premio International Courage of Conscience (premio internacional a la valentía de conciencia), de la Fundación Peace Abbey.Por todas estas razones Ramsey desataba grandes admiración pero a la misma vez rivalidades con el establishment que él constantemente desafiaba.Solidario con Cuba, Nicaragua y VenezuelaEn Latinoamérica llegó a estar muy involucrado en la solidaridad con Nicaragua, Cuba y Venezuela. En 1984, el gobierno sandinista demandó a Estados Unidos ante la Corte Internacional de Justicia (CIJ), principal órgano judicial de la ONU, por su apoyo a la “contra”. Pero Washington no reconoció la jurisdicción de la CIJ. El caso tuvo consecuencias políticas y jurídicas en contra de los Estados Unidos. Ramsey Clark fue asesor en ese entonces de un joven abogado que llevaba el caso, llamado Paul Reichler.Cuando Ramsey viajaba a Nicaragua, se alojaba en casa del venerado sacerdote Miguel D’Escoto, ex presidente de la Asamblea General de la ONU. Eran muy amigos. Cuando Ramsey visitaba el país, el padre D’Escoto le organizaba tertulias con líderes latinoamericanos. Trabajaron juntos en una enorme variedad de temas por más de 40 años, incluyendo las situaciones de Cuba y Nicaragua.Recuerdos personales: reunión con un joven Nicolás MaduroRamsey Clark junto a Nicolás Maduro en Nueva York, año 2006. (crédito foto: William Camacaro/COHA)Puedo mencionar algunos hechos personales que llegué a ver y que hablan claramente del carácter humano de Ramsey Clark. En el año 2000 llegó un joven recién electo a la nueva Asamblea Nacional de Venezuela y me pide que le organice una agenda. La primera reunión que aquel recién electo diputado de la revolución bolivariana tuvo en Nueva York fue con Ramsey Clark, en su bufete de abogado que quedaba en ese entonces en la calle 12 de Manhattan. Aquel joven diputado llamado Nicolás Maduro estaba fascinado con la conversación que mantenía de manera muy fraternal con el ex fiscal. Esta actividad se concretó a pesar de haberme comunicado a último minuto con Ramsey. Él nos atendió y pudimos conversar un largo rato, sobre casi toda América Latina.Solidaridad con Venezuela a base de principios de respeto a la leyRamsey estuvo involucrado como primera figura de la solidaridad con la Revolución Boliviariana en Venezuela en muchos momentos. Su apoyo no era ideológico sino basado en principios. No aceptaba la política ilegal de sanciones, ni el intervencionismo que violaba la soberanía de otros pueblos. Por eso no dudó en ser activo en actos de defensa y denuncia.El 8 de noviembre de 2005 en el famoso Town Hall de Times Square, Nueva York, llevamos a cabo la actividad más grande que se haya realizado en apoyo a la revolución venezolana en los Estados Unidos llamada “Noche de solidaridad con la Venezuela Bolivariana”. El evento estuvo repleto, casa llena, y el Miami Herald a través de un periodista que estuvo allí lo reseñó: “Chávez tiene que tener mucha gente porque para llenar un lugar como este” en “pleno corazón de Manhattan, es porque la revolución bolivariana debe de tener miles de seguidores”.El sábado 23 de septiembre de 2006, el ya ministro de Asuntos Exteriores venezolano Nicolás Maduro, quien formaba parte de la delegación de Venezuela que asistía a las reuniones de la ONU, fue detenido por autoridades del aeropuerto internacional JFK durante 90 minutos cuando estaba listo para subir a un avión para regresar a su país. En ese momento yo estaba transmitiendo en vivo por la cadena de Radio Pacífica, cuando el asistente del canciller me llama y me explica la situación. Inmediatamente decido llamar a Ramsey y le comunicó lo ocurrido y le pido que si podía ayudarnos y asistir a la misión diplomática venezolana en la ONU. Yo dudaba que asistiera por lo tarde y lo repentino de la situación, pero ese día comprendí su compromiso y devoción por la justicia. Al llegar lo vi. Me sorprendí al verlo esperando tranquilamente, sin ser reconocido por los diplomáticos venezolanos que iban de un lado a otro. Al llegar el entonces canciller de Venezuela Nicolás Maduro, se encontró con Ramsey y lo saludó enfrente de la misión. Roy Chaderton, quien era entonces el embajador de Venezuela en la OEA, le sirvió de traductor y los tres se apartaron y se produjo una conversación sobre qué decir y no decirle a la prensa. El actual presidente Maduro escuchaba atentamente. El ex embajador Charderton remató diciendo: “Muy importante la sugerencia”. La opinión de Ramsey era valorada ampliamente.El autor William Camacaro, junto a Ramsey Clark y varios activistas, en Nueva York, año 2013. Protesta contra la intervención ilegal de EE. UU. contra Venezuela. (crédito foto: William Camacaro/COHA)En otra fecha, el 13 de septiembre de 2013, nuevamente invité a Ramsey a protestar, en esta ocasión en contra de la misión diplomática de los Esta dos Unidos en las Naciones Unidas, y él asistió como siempre, sin dudar. En esa protesta íbamos a entregar un documento denunciando el intervencionismo estadounidense en Venezuela. Le pedí a Ramsey que si podía ponerse un abrigo tricolor con los colores de la bandera venezolana. En el acto dijo: “Si voy a representar a Venezuela debo usar el abrigo y será un honor”.Nosotros desde cierta distancia, pudimos ver la cara de molestia que le causaba todo aquello al primer secretario de la embajada de EE.UU. ante la ONU.Ramsey nos acompañó en un enorme número de actividades, no solo en la ciudad de Nueva York, sino también en Washington DC, Boston. Ramsey era un aliado incondicional.Apoyo a la independencia y soberanía cubanaRamsey no solo apoyó la causa soberana de Venezuela, sino también la de Cuba. Fue fuertemente crítico del proceso legal contra los “Cinco de Cuba”, denunciando todas las irregularidades judiciales del juicio. “Si yo fuese el Fiscal General hoy y me entero de esta campaña de propaganda durante el proceso de los Cinco, tendría que desestimar los cargos. Cualquier Fiscal General debiera hacer lo mismo”, expresó en esa ocasión.Siempre valoró a la Revolución Cubana. Declaró a la prensa que “Fidel ha mostrado que es posible que un país en medio de la lucha sin recursos eduque, proporcione vivienda, salud, trabajo y todo lo que requiere la humanidad. Y miren al resto del mundo. Necesitamos ese modelo”.Ramsey Clark murió este pasado 9 de abril de 2021 en su casa en la ciudad de Nueva York, a la edad de 93 años. Él fue un ejemplo de amor por el prójimo, de respeto a la vida y pasión por la justicia.Como dijo Curtis Doebbler, quien fue colega y amigo de Ramsey por 30 años: “Habrá algunos que recordarán a Ramsey Clark como un hombre incómodo. Hay muchos más que lo recordarán como amigo de la justicia, los oprimidos, los explotados y el imperio de la ley. Quizás a él mismo le gustaría ser recordado simplemente como alguien que usó la ley para ayudar a otros”.William Camacaro es analista del Consejo de Asuntos Hemisféricos de Washington DC (COHA).Este artículo fue editado por Patricio Zamorano, Director de COHAFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Reporters Without Borders has been combating censorship and defending bloggers and netizens for years.In 2010, we launched the first Anti-Censorship Shelter in Paris for journalists, bloggers and dissidents who are refugees in France or just passing through, as a place where they can communicate and surf anonymously. As an extension of this initiative, and adapting our methods to developments in online censorship, we plan to launch a new website in October – wefightcensorship.orgIts purpose will be to host censored content – content that has resulted in its creators being physically attacked, jailed, convicted or murdered. A secured online form will make it possible for any Internet user to send us censored or banned files anonymously.We invite computer geeks, hackers and IT experts to come and test the reliability and security of our file transmission system and to offer practical advice for this project’s implementation.Programme:-* 2:15 – 2:45 pm: Overview of the “We fight censorship” project-* 2:45 – 3:15 pm: Technical presentation by Linagora-* 3:15 – 3:45 pm: Feedback from beta testers-* 3:45 pm onwards – Just hack!When: 21 July_ Where: La Cantine, 151 rue Montmartre, Passage des Panoramas 12 Galerie Montmartre, 75002 Paris (+33) 1 4013-6449Please register on La Cantine’s website. Organisation July 6, 2012 – Updated on January 25, 2016 “We fight censorship” hackathon Help by sharing this information RSF_en Come to La Cantine in Paris at 2 p.m. on 21 July for a hackathon News
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BackyardProduction/iStockBY: KARMA ALLEN, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday evening a federal, temporary halt on evictions in an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19 “due to economic hardship,” an official said.The new federal eviction moratorium comes down through an order from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Trump administration officials said, at a time when many state and local eviction protections have since expired.The moratorium “means that people struggling to pay rent due to the coronavirus will not have to worry about being evicted and risk further spreading — spreading of or exposure to the disease due to economic hardship,” Brian Morgenstern, the deputy White House Press Secretary, said in call with reporters Tuesday.The new federal efforts come as experts warn of a potential onslaught of new evictions as the COVID-19 crisis continues to sow new anguish in the economy and labor market.In an analysis released last month, researchers at the nonprofit think tank Aspen Institute estimated that 30 to 40 million people in the U.S. could be at risk of eviction over the next several months.Who is covered and how does it work?The new eviction moratorium protects any tenant or resident of a residential property in the U.S. who meets five factors and provides their landlord with a declaration indicating such, according to a draft of the order published in the Federal Register. The final order is scheduled to be published Sept. 4.The deceleration form will be available on the CDC’s website. The order is set to last through the end of the year, expiring on Dec. 31, 2020.First, the tenant must indicate in the declaration that they have used all their best efforts to obtain available government assistance for rent or housing.Second, the renter must earn no more than $99,000 in annual income for 2020, or no more than $198,000 if filing taxes jointly. Otherwise, the renter must have either received an Economic Impact Payment stimulus check through the CARES Act, or not been required to report any income in 2019.Third, they must declare that they are unable to pay their full rent due to COVID-19 hardships such as a substantial loss of household income, either due to a layoff, reduced work or “extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses.”Fourth, the individual must show they are “using best efforts to make timely partial payments that are as close to the full payment as the individual’s circumstances may permit,” according to the order.Lastly, the declaration must show that eviction would likely render the individual homeless or force them to move and live in close quarters with others in a new shared living setting.The order does not apply if any state or local area has a moratorium on residential evictions “that provides the same or greater level of public-health protections than the requirements” listed in the order. It also doesn’t apply to American Samoa, which has reported no COVID-19 cases.Moreover, the order does not relieve anyone of the obligation to pay rent or preclude the charging or collecting of fees, penalties or interest as a result of not being able to pay rent on time.Finally, the order does not apply to evictions based on criminal activity on the premises, threatening the health or safety of other residents, damaging or posing a significant risk of damage to property, violating any building codes or health ordinances, or violating any other contractual obligation other than the timely payment of rent.Ultimately, enforcement of the CDC order will be left to the normal eviction and local court processes, a senior administration official said on a call with reporters Tuesday.Diane Yentel, the president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, welcomed the national eviction moratorium as “long overdue and badly needed,” but warned that it will likely only put off the evictions rather than prevent them.“As we have said for five months, the very least the federal government ought to do is assure each of us that we won’t lose our homes in the middle of a global pandemic: the administration’s action would do so and will provide relief from the growing threat of eviction for millions of anxious families,” Yentel said in a statement. “But while an eviction moratorium is an essential step, it is a half-measure that extends a financial cliff for renters to fall off of when the moratorium expires and back rent is owed.”She said the action “delays but does not prevent evictions” and called on lawmakers to pass a relief bill with emergency rental assistance in order to keep renters stably housed and allow small landlords to pay their bills during the pandemic.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andre Pazmino and his family will vacation in Ocean City courtesy of the American Legion Post 524. (Photos provided by Doug Otto) By Doug OttoOcean City American Legion Post 524 welcomed another service member to “America’s Greatest Family Resort” on Saturday, May 18, when it honored U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Andre Pazmino and his family for a week’s vacation, courtesy of the organization’s Rest & Relaxation Program.The Pazmino family was honored during a lunchtime welcoming ceremony at Post 524, located at 4562 West Ave., following a police and fire department motorcade and an escort into town by the Legion Riders.The family will be given the use of a free condominium for the week, as well as a multitude of gifts from local Ocean City businesses as a way to say, “Thank you for your service and sacrifice.”“This is the sixth consecutive year that Ocean City’s American Legion Post 524 has hosted military service personnel and their families while they enjoy our shore community and its many amenities,” said Jerry Bonner, chairman of the R&R Committee.Pazmino, a 13-year veteran of the Air Force, was deployed to Iraq and most recently Somalia, Africa. Serving out of a joint base, McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst, he is a resident of Queens, N.Y.“I am truly appreciative of this honor and the generosity of the American Legion,” Pazmino said. “This means so much to my family and me.”Staff Sergeant Pazmino is awarded a Quilt of Valor by the South Jersey Quilts of Valor Foundation for his years of service.Attending the ceremony with Pazmino, were his 6-year-old son, Mason, and his 5-year-old daughter, Isabella, his parents and sister.A multitude of gifts, such as dinners at local restaurants and product baskets, as well as accommodations, such as free parking passes and free admission to the Cape May County Zoom, have been donated by Ocean City businesses.During the week, Pazmino and his family will receive the keys to the city from Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian.“The Veterans Rest & Relaxation Program began in 2013 as a way to pay tribute to servicemen and women for sacrifices made during their time in the military,” Bonner said. “Whenever military personnel are deployed, their families also share in that deployment and we support their efforts as well.”Post 524 veteran Steve Cole presents Mason and Isabella Pazmino with a commendation medal and a special citation for demonstrating strength while their father was deployed overseas.Rest and Relaxation Program Chairman Jerry Bonner thanks Ray and Eraena Gogola for donating their Ocean City condo to the Pazmino family.