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Why I’d ignore the Argo Blockchain share price and buy other UK shares

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended PayPal Holdings and Tesla and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $75 calls on PayPal Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Royston Wild | Saturday, 6th March, 2021 | More on: ARB “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The Argo Blockchain (LSE: ARB) share price is probably the UK stock market story of the past 12 months. February’s record closing highs above 280p per share meant that the company had risen almost 4,200% over the space of a year. Name me another British share that has enjoyed such an eye-popping ascent in recent times.Naturally Argo’s rise has been underpinned by the staggering rise of cryptocurrency values since the Covid-19 crisis began. Take Bitcoin, up almost 500% during the last 12 months. So naturally, investors have sought to grab a slice of large-scale crypto miner Argo Blockchain too. For those unfamiliar with virtual currencies, prices have risen for a variety of reasons.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…The rise of the digital economy has increased bets that electronic currencies could be the future of global commerce. Quantitative easing and central bank rate-cutting during the pandemic have undermined the perceived value of traditional paper currencies too. And the decision of some big corporate beasts like Paypal and Tesla to accept payment in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin has given the legitimacy of these new-age assets a shot in the arm in the eyes of many.Bitcoin volatilityNo one can claim that Argo Blockchain’s share price performance of late hasn’t been staggering. It has made a lot of UK share investors very rich in the process, too. But I for one won’t be jumping on board the Argo train any time soon.Bitcoin’s price has proven to be highly volatile and unpredictable. Let’s look at this over the past month. From fresh record peaks around $58,180 struck in late February the digital currency has lost 20% of its value. That’s down a fifth in less than a fortnight. And this has had a severe effect in dragging Argo Blockchain’s share price lower too.Just like commodities stocks, the underlying price of the asset — in this case cryptocurrencies — ultimately underpins profits at Argo Blockchain. However, my concern over cryptocurrency volatility isn’t the only reason I’ll be staying away from the crypto miner.What I’m doing with Argo Blockchain sharesThe business of crypto mining is hugely costly. The machines that Argo Blockchain uses to mine coins are massively expensive and they need to be replaced at regular intervals. The business of producing digital currencies is also massively energy intensive and power bills are stratospheric. That’s not much of a problem today following recent price spikes for Bitcoin et al. But remember that prices are highly volatile and a fresh crash could put profits at Argo and its peers under significant pressure.There are natural development risks associated with its plans to build new mining facilities. Any problems with sourcing new fleets of mining machines to fill these spaces could have an obvious and significant impact upon revenues too. All in all I’d rather invest my hard-earned cash in less-risky UK shares today. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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. 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Packed agenda for new French rugby president Bernard Laporte

first_img Finally, a 2016 election that the pollsters got right! Bernard Laporte’s victory in Saturday’s FFR election wasn’t a surprise, although his 53% share of the vote did startle many within France, who expected the incumbent, Pierre Camou, to run the former Toulon closer. But Camou trailed a distant second with 35%, while the outsider, Alain Doucet, polled a respectable 12%. Now Laporte is the most powerful man in French rugby but as he finds his feet at FFR HQ what is top of his in-tray?National stadiumOne of Laporte’s key campaigning issues was a promise to scrap the new national stadium proposed by Pierre Camou. Scheduled to open in 2021 in Essonne, south of Paris, the stadium will cost around €600m, money that Laporte believes would be far better invested in strengthening the grass roots. As for where France would play their Tests, Laporte plans to meet the owners of the Stade de France to discuss a better rate for the hire of the venue (the FFR currently pays approximately €700,000 for each international) but he’s said he would like to see more Internationals played outside the capital.Ground rent: France have to pay to hire the Stade de France for matches. Photo: Getty ImagesOn Saturday afternoon, not long after Laporte’s victory, his campaign manager Serge Simon promised to “instigate very quickly the terms that should lead to the halt” of the new stadium’s construction. But it might not be as straightforward as Laporte envisages. The project was launched in 2010 by Camou and Serge Blanco, and contracts have been signed with the architects and construction company. “There are factors which one cannot simply erase with the stroke of a pen,” warned Francis Chouat, the local mayor, adding that “it was far too early to talk of a definite end to the project”.It could be that Laporte, with his pledge to decentralise the FFR, will put the new national stadium to the vote and let the clubs of France decide.Guy NovesAccording to Monday’s Midi Olympique, Laporte and France coach Guy Noves could meet this week to discuss their differences. There’s little love lost between the pair – dating back more than a decade when Laporte coached the national team and Noves was in charge at Toulouse – and Noves’s public declaration of loyalty for Camou on Friday was perhaps a little imprudent. Then again, it may have been a deliberate provocation on Noves’s part, a challenge to Laporte to put up or shut up.Fly Guy: Will Guy Noves keep his job under Bernard Laporte? Photo: Getty ImagesThough Laporte backed Noves to continue as coach last week, rumours continue to appear in the French press that Laporte is biding his time, with both Le Figaro and Le Parisien newspapers stating on Monday that Fabien Galthié is in line for the top job. Top man: Bernard Laporte looks surprised after winning the FFR election. Photo: Getty Images First act: The opening ceremony of the 2007 World Cup. Photo: Getty ImagesLaporte wants to finish what Camou started by bringing the World Cup back to France in 2023, 16 years after it last staged the tournament. He’s already assembled a team specifically to work on the French bid and, according to Midi Olympique, Laporte intends to meet Bill Beaumont, chairman of World Rugby, and Brett Gosper, the CEO, in the near future to discuss France’s candidacy.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Laporte has already stated what he wants to see more of from Les Bleus, saying: “France must win but also communicate more. To create a dream, to make the kids want to play rugby, one needs a media presence.” This isn’t Noves’s way – and Le Figaro alleges it is causing tension with certain commercial partners – and the two seem on a collision course. Bearing in mind that Noves turned his back on the France national team as a player, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that he jumps before he is pushed.Top 14 clubs“This convention, it’s not me who signed it. So we should discuss it, but in the interest of all.” So said Bernard Laporte recently, referencing the convention signed by the FFR and the LNR at the start of July. Laporte was critical of the agreement from the start, accusing Camou and Paul Goze, president of the LNR, of “electoral manoeuvring” in an attempt to create an alliance that would lead to his defeat in the election. Now that he’s president, Laporte is threatening to make several changes to the existing arrangement that will also affect the broadcasting deal in place between the LNR and Canal Plus.Sunday rest: Bernard Laporte wants to stop televised Sunday games in the Top 14. Photo: Getty ImagesNotably he wants to scrap the televised matches on a Sunday afternoon, as they clash with the kick-off times in the amateur game. Additionally he wants to reduce the number of foreigners in the Top 14 and ProD2, and finally Laporte wants to put the France internationals on central contracts for six months of the year. Judging by the comments of Clermont president Eric de Cromières on Monday, Laporte has a fight on his hands. Reminding Laporte that the convention runs until 2020, de Cromières said an attempt to abrogate it could end up in the courts.2023 World Cup bid He’s won the French rugby presidential election, so what’s next for Bernard Laporte?last_img read more

What does an inclusive humanity look like?

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC What does an inclusive humanity look like? Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA By Albert OglePosted Nov 29, 2012 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Health & Healthcare, Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL HIV/AIDS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Rev. Albert Ogle and Maxensia.[Episcopal News Service] Maxensia, a Ugandan woman living with HIV, relays the story about how her husband became sick and did not tell her he had HIV. He died of AIDS in 1999 and his family wrongly blamed her for the infection and tried to confiscate her home. She nearly went mad worrying about how she could support her four children, she tells the congregation at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church during a trip to Washington, D.C. last July.A devout Roman Catholic, Maxensia prayed for understanding as to why terrible things were happening to her. Like Job, she found the grace to understand the mysterious ways of divine love. Her adversity opened her heart to compassion and she turned her home in Kampala into a community center for others in the same predicament. She established the Lungunja Health Clinic with volunteer nurses and community workers.Maxensia is now the women’s leader of the Ugandan Democratic Party and is a rising star in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, which sponsored her to attend a yearlong women’s training program in Ghana and Canada. While she studied remotely, her clinic volunteers expanded the network of 3,000 female home healthcare providers into rural areas of Uganda. When she returned to Uganda, the volunteers had already started constructing an extension to the clinic thanks to Rotary International.I met Maxensia at the United Nations’ review of the World AIDS Plan in 2011. She spoke from the floor of the U.N. chamber about the issues faced by millions of women worldwide. She spoke with authority; a voice for the voiceless. We later marched outside the U.N. to demand more funding for millions of people living with HIV. For every person treated with antiretroviral drugs, two more are infected. Supplies of the drugs cannot fill the demand. Sadly, we have not yet found agreement on the best methods of prevention.Maxensia once spoke to a gathering of Ugandan Roman Catholic clergy about the need for married women to practice safe sex with their husbands. (Uganda is a patriarchal society where the parliament has not been able to decide whether rape can happen within marriage.) Condoms are a taboo subject in the Roman Catholic community. Maxensia was dismayed at the silence from the audience when she merely asked, “What can a woman do in situations like mine?” Had her husband used condoms, she would not need to take multiple pills each day in order to live and help others. Her question remains unanswered, but she decided to assist her beloved church with solutions. The Archbishop of Uganda appointed her to a National Evangelism Commission. Maxensia’s voice can now be heard, not only at the U.N., but also in the homes of her clients as she brings medicines and pastoral care.I visited her center last year and watched as women, some victims of domestic violence, transformed strips of paper into necklaces for American supporters who want the women to be able to feed their own children and orphans. The tiny clinic is a sanctuary. There are no paid employees, only volunteers who go into the community encouraging people to get tested and making sure the sick receive care. All the women make beads together as sisters, ignoring any issues that would divide them.Maxensia was one of 26 people sponsored by the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation to attend an International AIDS Conference last July in Washington, D.C. The Episcopal Diocese of Washington, through the offices of the Rev. Carol Flett, helped us raise funds and place people in parishes where they could tell their stories.Eleven religious conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill listened as Macdonald, an Anglican priest with HIV, spoke about rescuing his children when their home was firebombed as a result of his opposition to the criminalization of homosexuality in Malawi, one of the 76 countries where it is illegal to be gay. Macdonald emphasized the need for stigma reduction towards LGBT people and those living with HIV. Today, he is the advisor to President Joyce Banda on non-governmental organizations in Malawi. Many of the churches and parliament still oppose the repeal of anti-gay laws and Macdonald and President Banda are trying to find a way to show them why this major public health issue must be addressed.Maxensia and Macdonald met with executives at the World Bank about how the bank can reach more stigmatized poor people. They also spoke in churches in D.C. Telling their stories to lawmakers and congregants in Washington has resulted in the exploration of new advocacy and public policy work with St. Paul’s Foundation working closely with Lutherans and other faith communities.One of our gay delegates was arrested and tortured after returning to Africa and faced opposition from religious zealots over discussing providing services to gay men and sex workers. The Washington community took him in. An expert in HIV care with experience in reaching vulnerable populations, he continues to work remotely.These three courageous people of faith represent the new faces of AIDS in the 21st century. Faith communities in Africa provide 40 percent of all health services. Maxensia and Macdonald are determined to create welcoming, inclusive communities and are asking for our support because they cannot do it alone. They know the pain and the complexities of life’s journey. We in the global north have much to learn from these great people of faith as we mark another “World AIDS Day.”You can read more about our common work on the St. Paul Foundation’s website and see how you and your congregation can become yet another face of an inclusive humanity.— The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle is president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation at St. Paul’s Cathedral in San Diego. He is co-author of the California War on AIDS 1987-91, the first comprehensive plan for the state. He is the founding executive director of the AIDS Service Center, Pasadena, and worked to establish the Anglican Church of Uganda’s initial AIDS response 1991-1997. He is currently assisting Retired Ugandan Bishop Christopher Senyonjo to establish an AIDS program in Kampala targeting at-risk populations. Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

The Apopka Voice expands into Seminole County

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.  After more than three years of covering the greater Apopka region, the UCF Incubator Company, The Apopka Voice, has expanded into Seminole County by launching The Seminole Source. The new online media outlet will focus on providing daily community news hyper-focused on the people, businesses, and leaders that make Seminole County a leader in Central Florida.“Currently, there is no publication that provides daily online news and information about Seminole County,” says Reggie Connell, owner of The Apopka Voice. “This is a great opportunity to develop a new market in a great community.”The Seminole Source will provide news about a wide range of subjects through its custom website and weekly emails. In addition, the company will have a robust social media presence to reach a wider audience.In Apopka, The Apopka Voice has been able to reach over 40,000 unique visitors to its site each month, has over 6,400 likes on Facebook and is the most read source of daily online news in Apopka.“We have several great media publications in Seminole County, but none of them cover the county from Altamonte to Geneva and from Longwood to Sanford,” says Jason Brodeur, CEO/president, Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce. “The chamber is certainly looking forward to having a media outlet such as this to tell all the great stories that are happening in the county.”About The Apopka Voice: After only three years in the community, The Apopka Voice has emerged as the most read online publication in Apopka, with over 40,000 unique visitors to its site per month, over 7,000 articles published and over 6,400 likes on its Facebook page. For more information, please visit or the UCF Business Incubation Program: The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training, and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped over 390 local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. For the 2016/17 and 2017 /18 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped sustain more than 6,275 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of more than $888 million on regional GDP and more than $1.59 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned $12.03 for every $1 invested in the program. For more information, visit Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSThe Apopka VoiceThe Seminole SourceUCF Business Incubation Program Previous articleApopka Seahawks advance to finals with semifinal win over GothaNext articleSecond Harvest Food Bank and pig farmers pack 900 Meals for area children Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

A House in Tel Aviv / Weinstein Vaadia Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Amit GeronIt explores the values of the 50’s American case study houses. It is designed in such a way that all main public spaces (living room, kitchen, movement zone) can be open and function as external covered areas, thus blurring the distinction between in and out. It makes the living experience richer and more free.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe house combines modernist aesthetics with sustainable values and creates an architecture which is, at the same time, simple and rich, schematic and elaborate.    Save this picture!© Amit GeronProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Cloud / a21studioSelected ProjectsThe Frontier House / Mamiya Shinichi Design StudioSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel A House in Tel Aviv / Weinstein Vaadia ArchitectsSave this projectSaveA House in Tel Aviv / Weinstein Vaadia Architects CopyAbout this officeWeinstein Vaadia ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTel Aviv-YafoHousesIsraelPublished on March 06, 2015Cite: “A House in Tel Aviv / Weinstein Vaadia Architects” 05 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore 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 A House in Tel Aviv / Weinstein Vaadia Architects ArchDaily Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Area:  550 m² Area:  550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Weinstein Vaadia Architects Area Area of this architecture project Housescenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2013 Projects 2013 Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© Amit Geron+ 16 Share photographs:  Amit GeronPhotographs:  Amit Geron Structural Engineer:Nachum LibermanAc Engineer:Avner VishkinSite Management And Construction:Dan HochmanArchitect In Charge:Betty BeskinCity:Tel Aviv-YafoCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Amit GeronRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. It is a white city that grew from the sands, the orange groves and the oriental villages. A city of blue sky, strong sun, where light and shadow play against white walls and green plants.  It is a city in which the climate enables living both indoors and outdoors most of the year.             Save this picture!© Amit GeronSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Amit GeronThe house is a tribute to the modern values that were the milestone of the first buildings of Tel-Aviv. It celebrates the aesthetics of external minimal austerity on the one hand and the vivacious optimistic interior on the other.Save this picture!© Amit GeronSave this picture!Floor Plan Year:  Israellast_img read more

Honor Alan Blueford: No war on Black, Brown youth

first_imgOn the second anniversary of the killing of young Alan Blueford by Oakland Police Department Officer Miguel Masso, several hundred people responded to the Blueford family’s invitation to use their “heels to heal” in a walk around Oakland’s Lake Merritt on May 3. The four-mile May 3 walk included a sound truck from which Kev Choice, Jasiri X, Zar Tha Dip, Ras Ceylon, SON – Somethin Outta Nothin, Moe Green and Phanom Iso all performed.The Bluefords called this as a time for community unity while celebrating and honoring Alan’s life. They wanted to express to the community that Alan’s life matters — all lives matter — including Black and Brown ones.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

President Putin urged to take account of US Senate resolution on Klebnikov murder

first_img Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says RSF_en Follow the news on Belarus July 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Putin urged to take account of US Senate resolution on Klebnikov murder BelarusEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts News June 2, 2021 Find out more News to go further Organisation center_img News The US senate yesterday adopted a resolution calling on the Russian government to set up an international commission to investigate the July 2004 murder of US journalist Paul Klebnikov in Moscow. Reporters Without Borders says it offers new hope that one day those responsible will be brought to justice. Help by sharing this information May 27, 2021 Find out more News Related documents Klebnikov_Resolution_S.RES.526-2.pdfPDF – 32.69 KB BelarusEurope – Central Asia читать на русскомReporters Without Borders today hailed a US senate resolution adopted yesterday condemning the July 2004 murder of US journalist Paul Klebnikov in Moscow and calling on the Russian government to pursue its efforts to identify those who gave the orders and to accept help from the United States and other countries with the investigation.The resolution, numbered “S.RES. 526,” was submitted by senators Hillary Clinton and Sam Brownback. It follows a recent resolution by the House of Representatives that also condemned the murder of Klebnikov, who was the editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine.“The adoption of this second resolution by the US congress brings hope to all those relatives and colleagues who want to see those responsible for this murder brought to justice,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Russia cannot turn to deaf ear to a US request to continue with the investigation into the murder of a US citizen on Russian territory.”The press freedom organisation added: “An international enquiry would be the best way to focus efforts in the search for those behind this murder, who have never been identified although two years have gone by. We urge President Vladimir Putin to take account of the US resolution by quickly appointing an international commission to investigate the case.”The six-point senate resolution calls on the Russian authorities to continue to go after all those parties who could have been involved in the murder. It insists on the need to identify those who gave the orders and it urges Russia to accept held from foreign governments.It also calls on the Russian authorities to involve those journalists who have carried out their own investigations into the murder. It refers in particular to the ‘Project K’ group of US journalists formed in 2005, who claim to have established that the person alleged by the Russian authorities to have been the instigator, Khozh Akhmed Nukhayev, in fact died prior to the murder.Together with Reporters Without Borders, Project K plans to present its findings at a conference to be held in Moscow in the autumn.Klebnikov was gunned down outside his Moscow office on 9 July 2004. The trial of two Chechens who were alleged to have carried out the killing, Mossa Vakhayev and Kazbek Dukuzov, and an alleged accomplice, Fail Sadretdinov, an lawyer of Tartar origin, began in Moscow on 10 January of this year. It ended with their being acquitted by a jury on 5 May. Prosecutor Dmitri Shokhin appealed on 15 May against their acquittal on the grounds of irregularities.The person identified by the Russian authorities as the instigator of the murder was never arrested. Disturbing information suggests that he was no more than a convenient scapegoat.Reporters Without Borders publishes the text of the US senate resolution, S.RES.526, below. RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Access to the website of the Bahrain Justice and Development Movement blocked

first_img RSF_en The Bahraini authorities blocked access to the website of the Bahrain Justice and Development Movement, a London-based group founded in July. Consisting mainly of Bahraini exiles, it denounces human rights violations in Bahrain and advocates democratic reforms. The website had been about to post an article in which Ali Al-Aswad, a former parliamentarian now living in exile, said he feared a civil war could break out in Bahrain. Without elaborating, the authorities accused the site of “breaking Bahrain’s laws.” August 9, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Access to the website of the Bahrain Justice and Development Movement blocked Organisation center_img News Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Regime continues to wage its war against foreign media

first_img News News September 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Regime continues to wage its war against foreign media Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iranian government’s targeting of the BBC’s Farsi-language TV station, BBC Persian. Its satellite signal was jammed on 16 September when it broadcast a documentary about the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The next day, pro-government media announced the arrest of several of the station’s “collaborators” in Iran.Culture and Islamic guidance minister Seyed Mohammad Hosseini confirmed the arrests to the government news agency ISNA yesterday. “They are accused of collaborating with the BBC’s Persian TV station, but I am awaiting more details from the intelligence minister,” he said. The intelligence ministry also confirmed the arrests today.In a statement yesterday BBC Persian noted that six Iranian filmmakers had been arrested during the weekend for allegedly working illegally for the station but it insisted that none of them was on its staff.“We deplore this latest attack on human rights,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Iranian government uses all possible means to ban foreign media reporters and block foreign radio and TV broadcasts in Farsi. Satellite TV signals are often jammed. The BBC has on several occasions formally protested about interference from signals broadcast from Iran.“Many foreign reporters, including those working for Agence France-Presse, the BBC and El País, were unable to extend their visas and had to leave the country. With at least 29 journalists in prison, Iran is one of the world’s leading predators of free expression.”The documentary broadcast by BBC Persian on 16 September, which included interviews with leading figures now in exile, was about Ayatollah Khamenei and his close associates, his rise to power, his role in the crackdown on reformists and the news media, and the protests that followed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad disputed reelection in June 2009.As in many totalitarian countries, expressing opinions about the regime’s top leader is banned in Iran. There was no mention of the BBC documentary in the AFP dispatch from Tehran about the arrests of the filmmakers.The Iranian media have published only the initials of the detained “collaborators.” For the time being, Reporters Without Borders is not in a position to confirm the identity of those detained or even how many have many have been arrested. According to our information, the number of people arrested is greater than what the authorities have been saying.While the constitution does not provide for any radio or TV station to operate in Iran outside of the state’s control, no law says journalists cannot work for foreign media or their correspondents. Nonetheless, former culture and Islamic guidance minister Mohammad Hossein Safar-Harandi not only banned the new BBC Persian in December 2008 but also banned Iranian journalists from working for any foreign media.The intelligence ministry announced on 4 January 2010 that, “Several agents from foreign countries have been arrested with their cameras and video cameras.” The ministry also issued a list of 60 NGOs and media regarded as having incited the population to take part in riots. The list included the BBC, BBC Persian and Voice of America. A BBC documentary about the dissident Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri was jammed on 20 December 2009 shortly it began being broadcast. It included an exclusive interview that he gave the BBC shortly before his death. It was the first time in more than 20 years that he had appeared on TV.Arrested on 28 December 2009 for interviewing Montazeri, journalist and human rights activist Emadoldin Baghi was released in June of this year pending trial.Mazyar Khosravi, the editor of the Hammihannews ( news website, was arrested in Tehran on 2 May 2010 on a charge of publishing false information for allegedly posting reports and eye-witness accounts about an attack on the university campus by Basij militiamen on 14 June 2009, two days after President Ahmadinejad’s reelection. Many students were serious injured in the raid and, according to some sources, five were killed. The BBC broadcast video footage of the attack. Released after a month, Khosravi is still awaiting trial.Reporters Without Borders also condemns the regime’s crackdown on actors and filmmakers. Several filmmakers have been arrested and convicted in the past two years. Some, such as award-winning film director Jafar Panahi, who was given a six-month jail sentence last December, are well known. But less known figures are also being subjected to pressure in Tehran’s Evin prison or have been released but remain under constant surveillance and threat. RSF_en Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election News Help by sharing this information Organisation to go further June 9, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News IranMiddle East – North Africa June 11, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Iranlast_img read more

A year after Kate Peyton’s murder, investigation has gone nowhere

first_imgNews On the eve of the first anniversary of BBC reporter Kate Peyton’s murder in Mogadishu, Reporters Without Borders and its Somali partner organisation, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), voiced concern today that the investigation by the Somali authorities has produced no results.“Peyton’s murderers enjoy complete impunity in Mogadishu,” the two press freedom organisations said. “We urge the judicial authorities to carry out a proper investigation and arrest the killers and we share the dismay of Peyton’s family and colleagues at seeing them go scot-free for the past year.”The killers live openly in Mogadishu. They belong to a well-known clan that turns to an Islamic court to settle judicial issues. But their justice appears not to be operative when the victim is someone from outside the clan.“The Somali government, which condemned this ‘act of savagery’ and offered a reward for information leading to the capture of Peyton’s killers, should ensure that justice is done quickly in this case,” the two organisations urged.Usually based in Johannesburg, Peyton, 39, was hit in the back by a pistol shot fired by men in a car on 9 February 2005 outside the Sahafi International Hotel in Mogadishu, where she and other foreign reporters were accompanying a group of Somali parliamentarians who were supposed to pave the way for the transitional government’s arrival in Somalia two weeks later.She had gone to the Sahafi International Hotel to meet parliamentary speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, who – since his installation on 29 August 2004 – had been chairing parliamentary sessions in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi because Somalia is so dangerous.After being shot, Peyton was taken to Mogadishu’s Medina hospital, where she died a few hours later before she could be evacuated to Nairobi. Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia Organisation Receive email alerts SomaliaAfrica RSF_en RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region News Follow the news on Somalia News February 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A year after Kate Peyton’s murder, investigation has gone nowhere Help by sharing this information March 2, 2021 Find out more On the eve of the first anniversary of BBC reporter Kate Peyton’s murder in Mogadishu, Reporters Without Borders and its Somali partner organisation, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), voiced concern today that the investigation by the Somali authorities has produced no results. to go further SomaliaAfrica February 24, 2021 Find out more News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more