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The FTSE 100 crashed back below 7,000 this week. Here’s what I’d do

first_imgThe FTSE 100 crashed back below 7,000 this week. Here’s what I’d do Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. 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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Views expressed in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “FTSE 100 sees £48bn wiped off value as fresh inflation fears prompt global markets plunge.” That’s what Sky News said this week. And it wasn’t alone, with similar headlines splashed around most news outlets. The London index did dip below 7,000 points again, reaching a low of 6,823 on Thursday. But is there any need for panic or drama? And how does it fit in with the longer-term scheme of things?The Footsie’s dip saw it hitting a three-week low, it seems. The lowest it’s been in three weeks, gosh! I don’t know about anybody else, but I’m really not interested in what’s been happening to the stock market over anything as short as three weeks. Well, except for the possibility of short-term dips offering me better buying opportunities if any of my favourite shares fall in value.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…Speaking of falls in value, I get ever so slightly irritated by headlines telling me how many billions have been knocked off the FTSE 100. It makes it sound like investors have lost huge sums of money. And it bolsters the age-old fear that investing in shares is a horribly risk business akin to gambling. Where are the headlines that say: “Modest amount of value added to FTSE 100 stocks today, in line with the long-term average“?Where did the FTSE 100 value go?I even had someone ask me what it means. “Surely everyone still owns mostly the same shares, and there’s been no £48bn changing hands, has there?” He was quite right. But what did cause the FTSE 100’s ups and downs this week? We were first told that it’s all down to inflation fears.Investors around the world, it seems, saw the latest US inflation figures and were spooked. If inflation picks up, interest rates can soon follow. And that, erm, maybe does something to the long-term value of shares? Higher interest rates might actually make cash investments ever so slightly more attractive. Perhaps slightly more attractive than rat poison, in my view, given how shares have outstripped cash investments over more than a century now. But of course, I’m talking as a committed share investor here. Others may see more appeal in cash.By Friday, it seems those very same investors had overcome their fears from just a day previously, and were buying back in to shares. The FTSE 100 ended the week above 7,000 again, at around 7,045 points. So what am I going to do about all this?Just carrying on as usualIn a word, nothing. In 2020 we experienced one of the worst FTSE 100 crashes that hopefully most of us will ever see. We saw some share prices fall 90% and more in the early days of the slump. But a lot of those have already recovered much of their falls. Are any of us who have been through all that going to be the slightest bit concerned about movements of a couple of percent in any one week?I’m not. I’m just carrying on saving my cash and investing it every time I have enough for a share purchase. And I’ll continue seeking and buying shares in good companies that I hope will see me through to a comfortable retirement. 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Lions tour travel guide: Melbourne, a sports lover’s delight

first_imgWhether it’s whizzing round the city on a Harley Davidson or taking in an AFL game at the MCG, we’ve done the digging so you don’t have to. Click here to download your copy. You can also save it to your mobile or tablet device and take it on your travels!Have a good one, and keep us posted with pics from your trip on our Facebook and Twitter accounts! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Famous landmark: the Melbourne city skyline makes a jagged backdrop to the Shrine of RemembranceBy Deputy Editor Alan PeareyARE YOU one of the lucky fans who gets to experience this year’s Lions tour to Australia? Well, we’ve compiled a summary of the best things to do in each Test-match city during your down time. Next on the list is Melbourne, the place to be for any sports fan.last_img read more

Saracens and Scotland wing Sean Maitland

first_imgWhat’s your most embarrassing moment?Probably being told to pull my head in by Richie McCaw. I was playing for the Crusaders in Cape Town in a Super Rugby semi-final against the Stormers when I was 22, so pretty young. I scored a try and then celebrated into the camera. Richie was there and he’s really old school. He told me to pull my head in and get back to halfway.In the clear: Sean Maitland breaks v the Stormers with Richie McCaw in support (Getty Images)Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?Alex Goode. He just talks so much s*** it would take my mind off being stuck in a lift. He would keep me occupied because he wouldn’t shut up!What’s your guilty pleasure?I love eating Nutella straight out of the jar! If I know it’s there, I’ll have a little bit. It’s not good for the skin folds but I have a sweet tooth.If you could have one superpower, what would it be?Could I be Batman? He doesn’t need superpowers, he’s just ‘the man’. I’m a big superhero fan and I could say to fly, but I’d like to be Batman.Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?First of all, Tiger Woods because I love golf and love Tiger. Roger Federer – I absolutely idolise him. My last? LeBron James because I’m a massive NBA fan.Tennis great: Roger Federer in action (Getty Images)Do you have any hidden talents?I can beatbox. I’m actually pretty s*** and I wouldn’t say it’s a talent, but I do it for the boys at Saracens, give them a beat when we’re in a circle before training.If your house was on fire, what would you save? People and pets are safe.My PlayStation and my guitar – I still have a little jam here and there. I could carry the PlayStation in my left hand and the guitar in my right.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?I’d like to open my own coffee shop or café. I love coffee and I love good food, good breakfasts. It would have eggs Benedict and nice produce. I’d like to do it here in St Albans but I think I’ll move back to Christchurch after rugby. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the March 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. TAGS: Saracens Wing Sean Maitland talks embarrassing moments, sexy team-mates and Batman in this offbeat Q&A Downtime with… Saracens and Scotland wing Sean MaitlandWhat’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard on the pitch?One of the players at the Crusaders – I won’t name names – once ran onto the pitch at the start of the game and said to himself, “I think I just had a little poop”!Do you have any phobias?I hate heights. When you’re on a bridge or up a skyscraper and you look down, that absolutely terrifies me.What about superstitions?I have a few. I like to wear the same tights under my shorts. I never wear black boots – I don’t like them and I feel slow. I’ll wear white ones or boots that are a little bit out there. I have the same pre-match food of pasta and salmon.It’s simple things about how I prepare and what I like to do before a game; I don’t like changing that too much.Who are the jokers in the Saracens and Scotland squads?There are a few big characters in the Saracens team. Richard Barrington is the man always singing Saracens remix songs and around the training ground he’s always joking and making the boys laugh. Alex Goode is a bit of a joker, too, and gives the boys energy.Comedy line-up: Greig Laidlaw, Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland and Ryan Wilson during the anthem (Getty Images)With Scotland, Hoggy (Stuart Hogg) is up there – he’s always jumping out and giving boys frights. Ryan Wilson makes gags here and there in team meetings.What’s your nickname?Skux. It’s not self-proclaimed! It’s something we call each other back home in New Zealand if someone thinks they’re the man; it’s taking the p*** really.When I joined Glasgow, the Scotland boys caught on and started calling me it. It’s stuck from Glasgow to Scotland to Saracens. But it’s not self-proclaimed – make sure that explanation is there or Kiwi boys will think, ‘Freaking hell, he calls himself that!’Is there anything that annoys you?People who flip bottles – I freaking hate that. I see the young boys trying to do it all the time.If you could be any of your team-mates, who’d it be?Marcelo Bosch. He’s a sexy man. And is still going at 35! Fist pump: Sean Maitland celebrates during this year’s Six Nations (Getty Images) last_img read more

En-able – Paralytic Home Proposal / Triple O Studio

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/359880/en-able-nil-paralytic-home-proposal-triple-o-studio Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/359880/en-able-nil-paralytic-home-proposal-triple-o-studio Clipboard En-able – Paralytic Home Proposal / Triple O Studio En-able – Paralytic Home Proposal / Triple O StudioSave this projectSaveEn-able – Paralytic Home Proposal / Triple O Studio CopyAbout this officeTriple O StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSri LankaPublished on April 17, 2013Cite: Alison Furuto. “En-able – Paralytic Home Proposal / Triple O Studio” 17 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyDesigned by Triple O Studio, the basic premise they had for their design of the En-able – Paralytic Home was to keep in mind the every day activities of the differently-able and the specific nuances in the design of catering to their needs. Located in Sri Lanka, the architects wanted to create an environment that would bring about a feeling of community and help keep their spirits up. More images and architects’ description after the break.Save this picture!Courtesy of Triple O StudioEvery bed/room in the camp opens onto a uniquely treated courtyard to enhance the sense of community and of shared experiences.The extensive use of ramps for wheelchairs was also adhered to. Architects: Triple O StudioLocation: Sri LankaProject Team: Aishwarya Soni, Anupriya Subbian, Karthikeyan A., Praveen A.G, Tahaer Zoyab, Vamsi KrishnaProject gallerySee allShow lessBelvedere / MOVEDESIGNSelected Projects’Strange Utility: Architecture Toward Other Ends’ SymposiumEvent Share Sri Lanka Projects “COPY” Houses Save this picture!Courtesy of Triple O StudioWritten by Alison Furuto Sharelast_img read more

São João de Deus Social Housing / Brandão Costa

first_img 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957545/sao-joao-de-deus-social-housing-brandao-costa Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957545/sao-joao-de-deus-social-housing-brandao-costa Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBrandão CostaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsUrbanismUrban PlanningMaster PlanResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingMies van der Rohe AwardOportoPortugalPublished on February 27, 2021Cite: “São João de Deus Social Housing / Brandão Costa” [Habitação Social São João de Deus / Brandão Costa] 27 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream São João de Deus Social Housing / Brandão Costa São João de Deus Social Housing / Brandão CostaSave this projectSaveSão João de Deus Social Housing / Brandão Costa Save this picture!© Francisco Tavares Ascensão+ 55Curated by Matheus Pereira Share CopyMaster Plan, Social Housing•Porto, Portugal Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Portugal Area:  7805 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Projects “COPY” Architects: Brandão Costa Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Master Plan “COPY” Manufacturers: CIN, Cinca, Gercima, Knauf, Robbialac, Soprema, Cimenteira do Louro, Forbo, SpirellaArchitect In Charge:Nuno Brandão CostaTeam Coordinators:Rita Leite, Charlotte Jeanjean, Francisco Pereira, Inês Loureiro, João Fânzeres, Maria Souto Moura, Mariana Santos, Maria PathéElectrical Engineering:AfaconsultCity:PortoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Francisco Tavares AscensãoRecommended ProductsPartitionsBruagRoom Divider – «Noise-Virus-Catcher»DoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. The social housing neighbourhood of São João de Deus, was originally adapted to a layout that followed the British design parameters of the ‘Garden City’ movement: small scale buildings, arranged rationally and in a fragmented way over the ground, following the nature of the topography and adapting to sun exposure, configured in a concentric plan. Save this picture!© Francisco Tavares AscensãoSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Francisco Tavares AscensãoOver time, the neighbourhood has undergone dramatic alterations that have lost the character of its origins, changed its main urban and typological qualities, and generalised construction in an anarchic and informal way, causing serious residential and social damage. Save this picture!© Francisco Tavares AscensãoFrom an urban point of view, the restoration project proposes to reposition the original design characteristics of the neighbourhood, in particular enhancing the very balanced relationship between the volumetric scale, the public, and natural space, and the landscape and topographical context that can be seen in the intervention carried out in the 1940s.Save this picture!© Francisco Tavares AscensãoThe transformation of the existing constructions restores their original volumetrics, giving them a contemporary image that is not arbitrary but the result of the extreme rationality of the constructional options for the transformation of its space and form. Save this picture!© André CepedaThe reconfiguration of the original typologies was developed in order to achieve apartments with a larger living area, of higher quality, with greater spatial flexibility, and adapted to the current regulations. This process of renovating the buildings was accompanied by a redesign of the entire public space.Save this picture!© André CepedaThe technical decisions associated with a radical principle of economy of scale, of what is essential to the construction and the thorough maintenance of its built elements (principal and structural) formed the sustainable essence of the transformation of the existing core:Save this picture!© Francisco Tavares AscensãoContinuous use of a single span (the existing span) for all openings, which involves the repetition of the same window and door details more than 700 times, in standard wooden profile; Integral maintenance of the external wall of structural stone, as well as the wooden roof supports; Re-covering of the roof structure with a light system (so as not to overload the existing wooden supports) of waterproofing and insulation, formed of a layer of PIR + asphalt fabric, finished with black slate, adding a gravitational drainage system that will avoid the need for hydraulic infrastructures throughout the complex; Strong insulation of the external walls, strengthening the thermal inertia of the thick stone structure, finished in white thermal plaster.Save this picture!© André CepedaThe construction of the new buildings completes the establishment of the complex that was never finished to the south and allows for an increased number of available houses, respecting the scale of the earlier architectural and urban context. The scale, language, and position on the ground of the new constructions are based on the compositional and typological assumptions of the original project: Save this picture!© Francisco Tavares AscensãoThe parallelepiped volumes adapt to the existing topography, they use the same window already used in the complex and create an organic transition (using exposed brick) between the urban complex and the landscape to the south, still bucolic and expectant.Save this picture!© Francisco Tavares AscensãoProject gallerySee allShow lessJ House / y0 Design ArchitectSelected ProjectsCity Cemetery Presov – Svaby / STOA ArchitektiSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Porto, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

Men’s tennis sweeps No. 10 NC State

first_imgNikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ printTCU men’s tennis got back in the win column with a 4-0 sweep of No. 10 NC State on Saturday at the ITA Indoor National Championships.This was the Horned Frogs’ first top-10 win of 2020. “It feels great to win,” head coach David Roditi said. “We’ve been craving this feeling after some tough matches prior to this.” TCU won the doubles point by winning at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions before snatching singles wins from Luc Fomba, Alastair Gray and Sander Jong. The No. 34 pairing of Gray and Jacob Fearnley defeated No. 12 Tadas Babelis and Yannai Barkai, 6-3. This was the fourth win of the year for the pair. On court three, Fomba and Bertus Kruger fought a tough match against their opponents. With a score tied at three, Kruger and Fomba dialed in to earn their way to a 6-4 win. The pair is now 5-1 in doubles play on the year and 2-0 on the weekend. “Bertus and Fomba keep coming through in doubles,” Roditi said of the duo’s performance.The pair of Jong and Tadeas Paroulek were tied at five with the No. 44 doubles pair of Alexis Galarneau and Robert Turzak when TCU clinched the doubles point and play was suspended. TCU didn’t let up in singles play, defeating the Wolfpack on three courts early on to sweep the match.After facing the No. 1 player in the nation Friday, Fomba took it to his opponent at the No. 2 position, finishing his first set with four aces. In the second set, Fomba dominated once again and defeated his opponent, 6-1, 6-0. At No. 1 singles, Gray took control of the match early on and defeated No. 77 Galarneau, 6-4, 6-4. The win is Gray’s third win of the spring season and second-ranked win in 2020. “Alastair Gray had an A-plus performance today. He beat a hell of a player today,” Roditi said. On court six, Jong secured the first set and later clinched the match for the Frogs, 7-5, 6-3.“NC State is a really quality team, and I liked how our guys responded to yesterday’s loss,” Roditi said. “We found something that helped us yesterday, we carried that with us today. We have to continue playing this way for the rest of the year.” The Horned Frogs look to keep the momentum going as they head into Sunday’s match against No. 7 Texas A&M. The match will begin at 9 a.m. ReddIt Linkedin Luc Fomba Photo by Jack Wallace Twitter Nikki Spellman ReddIt Men’s tennis continues sweep streak with win over SMU Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articleHoroscope: February 16, 2020Next articleAddRan announces new dean Nikki Spellman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ Men’s tennis continues win streak, defeats USF 6-1 Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks + posts Linkedin Men’s tennis continues win streak with wins over No. 14 Ole Miss and No. 8 Stanford Men’s tennis dominates Tulsa 7-0 Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Cumhuriyet journalists facing up to 43 years in prison

first_img April 28, 2021 Find out more Credit: Adem Altan / AFP Follow the news on Turkey TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentPredatorsImprisonedCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize News RSF_en April 4, 2017 Cumhuriyet journalists facing up to 43 years in prison Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News News April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Organisation Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentPredatorsImprisonedCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize Receive email alerts April 2, 2021 Find out more Under an indictment issued today, 19 journalists and other employees of the opposition daily Cumhuriyet could get sentences of between seven and a half and 43 years in prison for supposedly supporting “terrorist” organizations. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regards the indictment as an “absolute disgrace” for the Turkish authorities.It was only today that the 19 defendants learned what charges they are facing, although some have been held for the past five months.They are accused of “membership” or “support” for the movement led by the US-based cleric Fethullah Gülen (who is accused by authorities of being behind last July’s coup attempt), for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and for the far-left group DHKP/C.The indictment claims that a “radical change in the editorial line” occurred when Can Dündar took over as editor in February 2015 and that Cumhuriyet thereafter supported the goals of these illegal organizations.Criminalized editorial policyTen of the defendants, including the well known columnist Kadri Gürsel, editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu and cartoonist Musa Kart have already been in pre-trial detention for the past five months. Investigative journalist Ahmet Şık joined them in prison in late December. The defendants also include interim managing editor Aydın Engin, Washington correspondent İlhan Tanir, and Dündar himself, who is now living in self-imposed exile.“The charges brought against the staff of Cumhuriyet and the heavy sentences requested by the prosecution are absolute disgrace for the Turkish authorities,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“The prosecutors are clearly criminalizing an editorial policy critical of President Erdoğan, treating it as a form of terrorism. The withdrawal of these charges and the release of the imprisoned journalists is the only appropriate option for the judicial system.”In recent years, Cumhuriyet published a series of revelations that were embarrassing for the authorities and it became the spearhead of the independent press, now under more pressure than ever. Dündar and the newspaper’s Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül have already been convicted over their revelations about Turkish arms deliveries to Islamist groups in Syria.Punishing journalists with prolonged pre-trial detention Eleven of the 19 defendants had to wait for months in prison to find out what they were charged with. After challenging the legality of their detention before Turkey’s constitutional court, and getting no response, they referred their case to the European Court of Human Rights in March.Dozens of Turkish journalists have been detained pending trial in recent months. On 31 March, an Istanbul court ordered the release of 21 who had been in pre-trial detention for seven or eight months on charges of constituting the Gülen movement’s “media wing.”But the decision was rescinded a few hours later, when the relatives of the journalists were already waiting outside the prison to receive them. The three judges who ordered their release were suspended yesterday.“Keeping journalists in provisional detention for long months, without any credible explanation, has nothing to do with justice; it is a form of political punishment,” RSF’s Turkey representative, Erol Önderoğlu said. “It is high time that Turkey abandoned these practices and returned to constitutional principles guaranteeing freed of expression.”The already disturbing media situation in Turkey, which is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, has become critical under the state of emergency declared in the wake of the failed coup in July 2016.Around 150 media outlets have been liquidated by decree and more than 100 journalists are currently detained. At least 775 press cards and hundreds of journalists’ passports have been cancelled without any judicial proceedings. And censorship of the Internet and online social networks has reached unprecedented levels.All these measures have drastically curtailed the democratic debate in the run-up to a referendum that will be crucial for Turkey’s future and is now just two weeks away. News to go furtherlast_img read more

Christophe Deloire appointed Reporters Without Borders director-general

first_imgNews “I am very happy to be joining Reporters Without Borders and its team, one that is both energetic and constructive,” Deloire said. “As a journalist, I have always tried to give content and strength to freedom of information. Now I will work to continue Reporters Without Borders’ development and to do everything possible to protect this freedom and those who embody it.” The Reporters Without Borders board of governors, chaired by Dominique Gerbaud, announces the appointment of French journalist Christophe Deloire to succeed Jean-François Julliard as Reporters Without Borders director-general. He will take up the post in July. RSF_en A registered non-profit organization founded in 1985, Reporters Without Borders is one of the leading independent NGOs promoting and defending the freedom to report and receive news and information. It monitors and denounces media freedom violations, urges governments to stop censoring, gives moral and financial support to persecuted journalists and provides war reporters with material assistance designed to improve their safety. Reporters Without Borders has an active network of 150 correspondents in all five continents and 10 international bureaux (in Berlin, Brussels, Geneva, Madrid, Montreal, New York, Stockholm, Tunis, Vienna and Washington DC). Its headquarters is in Paris. Aged 41, Deloire has been director of the Paris-based Journalists Training Centre (CFJ) since 2008. After graduating from the Higher School for Economic and Commercial Sciences (ESSEC) in Paris in 1994, he did his national service at TF1 television’s bureau in Berlin and then began working as a journalist for newspapers and TV stations, above all Arte and LCI. He worked for the French newsweekly Le Point from 1998 to 2007, initially for its society section and then its politics section, doing investigative stories and features in France and abroad. An editor with the French publishing house Flammarion until 2009, he is the author of several best-selling books (including L’Enquête Sabotée in 2004, Sexus Politicus in 2006 and Circus Politicus in 2012) and has made a documentary. May 21, 2012 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Christophe Deloire appointed Reporters Without Borders director-general Related documents Christophe Deloire appointed Reporters Without Borders director-general (Arabic/بالعربية)PDF – 79.25 KB Organisation Help by sharing this information “We wanted someone who knows the media from the inside, who stands up for freedom of information and who is also a good manager,” Gerbaud said. “We found that combination in Christophe Deloire, who has reenergized the Journalists Training Centre in the four years he has been running it. A former investigative reporter who writes well, defends his views with passion and is an Internet and new technology enthusiast, he has everything it takes to give new impetus to Reporters Without Borders.”last_img read more

Another media support NGO to be listed as “foreign agent”?

first_img Help by sharing this information RussiaEurope – Central Asia May 21, 2021 Find out more RSF_en February 26, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another media support NGO to be listed as “foreign agent”? It is now the Media Rights Defence Centre’s turn to be targeted by the justice ministry. After a week-long inspection, the ministry has concluded that this NGO gets funding from abroad and that its activities are “political.” This means that it could now be classified as a “foreign agent” at any time.Based in the western city of Voronezh, the MRDC is one of Russia’s leading NGOs specializing in legal assistance for news media in difficulty. Every year, it prepares around 100 court cases in defence of journalists and has worked with more than 1,100 Russian media outlets since its creation in 1996.Its lawyers also write expert opinions for the Council of Human Rights, an offshoot of the president’s office, and for parliament’s Civic Chamber.The justice ministry’s regional office investigated the MRDC from 10 to 18 February and found that it satisfied the two conditions – foreign funding and “political” activities – for being declared a “foreign agent.” If added to the ministry’s register of 41 other “foreign agents,” it will also have to pay a fine of 500,000 roubles (about 7,000 euros) for failing to register voluntarily.“The Media Rights Defence Centre’s sole aim is to ensure respect for the Russian public’s right to freedom of expression, a right theoretically guaranteed by the constitution,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“The fact that this leading NGO could now be added to the ‘foreign agents’ list just confirms the draconian nature of this register. We again urge the authorities to respect the activities of civil society and to repeal this absurd and paranoid law.”The MRDC has never tried to hide the funding it gets from international bodies such as the European Commission, the Council of Europe and private foundations, but it rejects the description of its activities as “political.” Galina Arapova, the head of the centre, said “this is a problem for Russian society when lawyers are being accused of political activities for criticizing legislation.” In support of their findings, the justice ministry’s experts cite the MRDC’s declared aims, which include “promoting freedom of expression as a fundamental value.” But it is mainly on the basis of Arapova’s public statements that the justice ministry has concluded that the MRDC’s activities are “political.”She is accused, for example, of criticizing Russia’s media laws, describing certain bills as “harmful for society” and saying “state control of the media will prevent different viewpoints from being represented in the media.” And the opinions she has given as a lawyer to various public bodies have also been termed “political activities.”The law under which NGOs getting foreign funding and conducting very vaguely and broadly defined “political activities” can be classified as “foreign agents” was adopted in July 2012, a few months after an unprecedented wave of opposition protests.Since June 2014, the justice ministry has had full powers to classify NGOs as “foreign agents” without referring to any court and regardless of the objections of the NGOs concerned.Two media support NGOs, the Regional Press Institute and the privately-owned news agency MEMO.RU, were added to the “foreign agents” register on 20 November. The Siberia Press Development Institute was added on 30 January.Russia is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. to go further News May 5, 2021 Find out more News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown center_img News Organisation Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing RussiaEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Russia News Receive email alerts Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruptionlast_img read more

Holy Family Church: Family Silent Film Screening And Picnic

first_img Community News Top of the News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * What could be better than a summer evening picnic with friends and family? One with Buster Keaton! Please bring the family and join Holy Family Church for a delightful outdoor screening of Keaton’s hilarious silent film “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” This very special screening will be shown on film by classic cinema projectionist David Slaughter with live music by acclaimed silent accompanist and big band leader, Dean Mora!Doors open for picnics at 6:30 pm on August 4, and the pre-show festivities and screening start at 8 pm. On the lovely grounds of Holy Family’s historic church! Tickets may be purchased at the door at $25 per family or $7 for adults, and $5 for children ages 4 – 12. Free for children 3 years old and younger. All proceeds from the event will benefit the theater program of Holy Family School.Only low chairs and blankets will be allowed in the screening area, but picnic tables will be available in the back on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessions will also be available for purchase. Please contact Jennifer Harnsberger with any questions at [email protected] or (323) 229-8084.Holy Family Church, 1501 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena, (626) 799-8908 or visit www.holyfamily.org. Business News Community News Faith & Religion Events Holy Family Church: Family Silent Film Screening And Picnic Published on Friday, August 3, 2012 | 4:41 pm Make a commentcenter_img Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more