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Fed should be prepared to embark on a new stimulus blitz, says ex-vice chair

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp THE Federal Reserve should not announce a limit on its actions if it resumes purchases of Treasury securities to stimulate the US economy, the former vice chairman of the central bank said.Donald Kohn, who retired as vice chairman last week, told the New York Times in an interview published yesterday that the economy was in “a slow slog out of a very deep hole,” and that the Fed should take additional measures if a recovery continued to be slow.Actions could include purchase of more government securities to keep interest rates low, he said. The Fed has pumped $1.7 trillion into the economy through steps such as purchase of longer-term securities. Share Tags: NULL Fed should be prepared to embark on a new stimulus blitz, says ex-vice chair by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm KCS-content Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof “To have a substantial effect, people would have to anticipate substantial purchases,” Kohn said. “Does the Federal Reserve need to announce it’s buying $1 trillion? Not necessarily. If the Fed said, ‘We’re buying a smaller amount now but if it warrants we’ll buy more,’ that sort of would give the public and the markets a sense that somebody was out there,” he added. Monday 6 September 2010 8:12 pmlast_img read more

Will FTSE 100 stocks fall even lower?

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Without a doubt, the market has been extremely turbulent over the past couple of months. If you hold a portfolio of FTSE 100 stocks, you have probably seen the value of your holdings fall recently.If this is the case, you are not alone. Since the start of 2020, the FTSE 100 has dropped by roughly 25%, as uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus outbreak weighs heavily on share prices. No one is sure just how badly the crisis will impact business or the global economy.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…Everyone is questioning whether the market will drop more. This is understandable as, depending on your investing time-frame, it might lead you to change course: for those thinking of cashing out soon, is now the time to sell? And for those still in the wealth accumulation stage, is now a good time to go large and buy more stocks?Let’s have a look at what this might mean for share prices.Will FTSE 100 stocks fall lower?Have you ever bought a brand new car, driven off the forecourt and wondered how much its value had dropped?Investors getting ready to hit the buy button will have this feeling now. This is only natural, as no one wants to buy something only to realise that if they waited, they could have owned it at a much lower price.Unlike cars though, over time the market has tended to appreciate in value.This might not seem entirely comforting to those who have recently purchased stocks only to see the value plunge further. However, I hope that in years to come, this will only seem like a blip on the FTSE 100 chart.Timing the market, or time in the market?Due to the impact that coronavirus will have on business, I think the FTSE 100 will fall to a lower value. But I do not know this. No one does.And that’s why time in the market is more important than timing the market.If we wait and the market does drop further, we will be questioning if it will go even lower. The risk then becomes that we will be sitting here and waiting, while stock prices increase.In the past, Warren Buffett has advised investors to imagine they have just bought a farm. After purchasing the land, you would not get a value put on it again a week or so later. You would value the farm differently.Likewise, buying stocks is very similar. After deciding to purchase them, you should look at the fundamentals of the business. Is it being managed by competent people? Could profit margins be improved? Is the business protected from rival companies?As Warren Buffett has also said: “Price is what you pay, value is what you get.”It is good news if you can buy stocks in great FTSE 100 companies for 25% less than they were trading at three months ago. So do not worry if you missed out on buying them 26% lower than they were three months ago! Just remember that you are investing for the long term and that you are only concerned about the value of your holding in a few decades’ time. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! T Sligo has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.center_img 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. T Sligo | Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 See all posts by T Sligo Will FTSE 100 stocks fall even lower? 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Talking points from Ireland v Italy in the 2018 Six Nations

first_imgIt would be unfair to miss out the fact that they have scored six tries over the two outings and they very nearly scored a length-of-the-field intercept at the death for a fourth here. There are signs of a markedly increased fluency to their attack when opportunities open up. It would also be worth pointing out that they have faced the two most-fancied teams in the tournament to date. And yet the scorelines so far have been too lopsided to be considered moral wins.They have a week off and then they face France in Marseille – an unusual arena for some, but a hotbed of French rugby where the national side have an attractive history of notable wins. Italy have only ever won two away games in their Six Nations history (both against Scotland) but they must finally snarl in France.Supply line: Sergio Parisse assisted for one Italian tryScrum-half taking lineoutConor Murray was lifted in, and claimed, a lineout. This is not a drill. Not only was he sneaky in attack – scoring and setting up tries – and linking well while kicking with typical efficiency. He also took on the forwards at their own game. He has form for this. Earlier in the season he took lineout for Munster and scored from it, catching arch rivals Leinster off-guard Leinster.This time it did not lead to a score and the scrum-half was taken off with half an hour left to go as reward for his efforts. Regardless, you could say Murray did a bit of everything in this one and was rewarded with the Man of the Match title.LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION OFFERSLaying upOn their way to victory Ireland looked after some of their stars. On 50 minutes both Irish half-backs were taken off for Kieran Marmion and Joey Carbery. There were replacements freely made for the rest of the second half. Of course the real worry now is if Ireland will lose one or both of Henshaw and Furlong, longer-term – especially as much tougher tests lie ahead, beginning with Wales next up.Rest and recovery is the mission next week, but there will also be hope that Ireland have now found their scoring touch for the rest of the tournament. Italy would rather they stopped playing touch in defence.Injury concern: Robbie Henshaw was hurt while scoring his secondJordan Larmour’s debutIt was sad to see Henshaw heading off in a sling after injuring himself in the act of scoring Irelands fifth try – his second. But the excitement levels in the stadium rose after young Jordan Larmour got on for his Ireland debut, taking to the wing with the zippy Earls heading out to outside centre. NatWest 6 Nations One of many: Conor Murray scores Ireland’s second of eight tries Did Larmour set the field alight? Well, no, but the electric Leinster star has now begun his Test adventure. Will we see him play against Wales? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Talking points from Ireland v Italy in the 2018 Six NationsIreland relied on a miracle moment against France to win in Round One of this year’s Six Nations, but they needed no such bail-out in their first home game of the tournament. They blew Italy away in the first half and although they eased off in the second, the 56-19 triumph was never in doubt.Irish tries rained down like confetti, with eight in total. Robbie Henshaw and Jacob Stockdale both got two scores and Conor Murray, Bundee Aki, Keith Earls, and Rory Best all crossed the line. It was 28-0 at half-time, but Italy got three scores to their name after the break, with Tommaso Allan, Edoardo Gori and Matteo Minozzi dotting down.There will be some concerns behind closed doors with Tadhg Furlong and Robbie Henshaw going off with injuries. The tighthead prop hobbled towards the changing rooms after just three minutes and Henshaw went off with his arm in a sling.After the match, Joe Schmidt confirmed that Henshaw will get a scan on Sunday. And despite Henshaw looking in severe discomfort, Schmidt refused to rule him out of the remainder of the Six Nations.  There is some optimism on Furlong, who had a tight hamstring, with Schmidt suggesting that wait-and-see is the plan for next week. Jack Conan was also replaced at half-time, due to a knock, but he is expected to make a swift recovery. There will be more to come on this.Here is what you should be talking about after this match…Breaking free: Bundee Aki bursts throughIreland’s  ruthless attackIreland had wrapped up the try bonus by the 35th minute. At times in the first half it was brutal to watch, though they were much looser in the second.Last week, Ireland made zero line-breaks against France. Some would argue that even accidentally almost any team can muster one – we’ve all seen a front five forward trundling into no-man’s land, startled and wondering how they got there. It was totally different today.A minute in to this one, Ireland’s passing was crisper than the week before, the dummy lines more likely to tie up defenders and the Irish back-row manufactured holes. And here’s the line-break that matters – Henshaw crossed the try-line on the ten-minute mark, something Ireland could not do the week before. He nudged the floodgates open and the tries flowed freely for the rest of the game.Okay going forward: Tommaso Boni was busy again in attackWhere is Italy’s canine instinct?No wolf, no fox, no dog in defence for the Italians. They could not bare their defensive teeth at any point in this run-out. They conceded seven tries at home last week and here they let in eight. They have leaked 15 tries so far this year.last_img read more

Patio House / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

first_imgPatio House / Undurraga Devés ArquitectosSave this projectSavePatio House / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos Photographs:  Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Area:  460 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2007 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/452673/patio-house-undurraga-deves-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma+ 22 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/452673/patio-house-undurraga-deves-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily Projects Chilecenter_img Architects: Undurraga Devés Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Manufacturers: Duromarmol, Glasstech, Melón HormigonesStructural Engineer:Rodrigo VásquezConstruction:M3 Constructors – Jaime RiosSurface Area:1500 sqmArchitect In Charge:Cristián UndurragaDesign Team:Orlando Etcheberrigaray, Eduardo Castillo, Cristian LarrainLandscape Architect:Juan GrimmCity:Las CondesCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaRecommended ProductsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. In the history of architecture, there does not exist an architype so prevelent as the organization of living spaces around a patio. Unfolding over different civilizations, the typology of the patio house traces back to Asia in the year 3000 a.c., specifically in China and India. The Greeks, in the IV and V centuries,  contributed major developments to the evolution of the model and influenced the understanding of the mediterranian patio house introduced to the Americas with the arrival of the Spanish. The house presented uses the historical sediment as its inspirtation and redefines the model in a contemporary manner.Save this picture!First Floor Plan+ 22The house is located in the east region of the city of Santiago, where the valley meets the mountain range. The proyect is developed in a single plan, with the spaces organized around a central patio using crystal and quartz walls. During the day these walls are used to capture the sun light and illuminate the main hall of circulation; in the evening the walls are artificially lit and give the patio an illuminated glow.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaSave this picture!AxonometricTowards the south, the public facade closes, intensely hiding the events occuring inside. The interiors of the house are only revealed through the extension of the beams on the north facade and exterior sky roof.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaThe interiors of the different enclosures are defined by walls that do not reach the ceiling andover which the wood beams pass, creating a visual continuity throughout the house. Only the most outward enclosures, located on both sides of the plan and containing the bathrooms and other service program, connect to the roof slab and  emphasize the structural rigidity of the sky.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaThe beams on the north and south facades, which extend themselves into the interiors of the gardens, are supported by a series of discrete steel cables and give the pergola a weightlessness sensation. The sifted light, along with the benign climate in the given area, creates a priviledged site for domestic living.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaProject gallerySee allShow lessTiny Houses: Downsizing The American DreamArchitecture NewsCritical Round-Up: Tate Britain Renovation, Caruso St. JohnArchitecture News Share Photographs Patio House / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos CopyHouses•Las Condes, Chile “COPY” Houses CopyAbout this officeUndurraga Devés ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesResidentialTop100Las CondesChilePublished on November 29, 2013Cite: “Patio House / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos” 29 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Fundraising technology partnerships in August 2015

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: crm databases Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 1. University of Cambridge chooses Access groupThe University of Cambridge has selected Access thankQ fundraising software from Access Group to support its alumni relations and fundraising enterprises.More than 6,000 students graduate each year, and the University has an alumni community of over 230,000 across the globe. £120 million is raised by the University and Colleges annually from both alumni and non-alumni, and the Development and Alumni Relations office required an effective database system to support the scale of its engagement and fundraising campaigns.The database system will be in place at Cambridge’s development and alumni relations department in the UK and its Cambridge in America office in the US by the latter half of 2016. Homerton College will also be using the new system from next year.2. Compassion UK and Compassion Canada choose Blackbaud CRMInternational Christian child development and child advocacy ministry Compassion UK and Compassion Canada have selected Blackbaud CRM® following a global technology review. Designed for large or complex not-for-profit organisations, Blackbaud CRM offers fundraising management, online applications, multichannel direct marketing, actionable prospect research, analytics and an integrated supporter view.The UK office was looking for a new system primarily to support financial processing and Gift Aid, which contributes around £5 million to the charity each year. In addition it needed a tool that would support its child sponsorship programme.Compassion takes a different approach to child sponsorship that focuses on the child first and the community second. Donors give £25 a month to support a child through a minimum 44 week child development programme.Compassion UK’s Chief Operating Officer, Shelley Wallace, said: Advertisement 6. Blackbaud and the University of LondonThe University of London’s newly formed Development Office has selected the Blackbaud CRM™ solution, as part of its drive to establish and grow alumni relations and development activities.Blackbaud CRM is an enterprise wide web-delivered platform developed specifically for large or complex not-for-profit organisations. It combines fundraising management, online applications, multichannel direct marketing, actionable prospect research and analytics to enable an integrated view of the supporter experience across an organisation.Founded in 1836, the University of London is the third oldest university in England. Today it consists of 17 Colleges and 10 Institutes, serving over 120,000 students. Additionally there are 55,000 students in more than 180 countries enrolled in University of London International Programmes.Newly appointed Director of Development Bill Abraham explained:“We could have chosen a more traditional fundraising database but we knew that with our global reach, multi-layered and complex group of supporters, and the importance of being able to recognise existing affinities with our federal colleges, that we would have quickly run into technology and process roadblocks.“The team at Blackbaud and the Blackbaud CRM platform provide us with the capability to rapidly accelerate development activities. We see this as a long term partnership and are confident that this platform can keep pace with changing demands and increasing sophistication.”  213 total views,  1 views today  214 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 24 August 2015 | News 5. CAF Donate handles £35m in its first yearCharities Aid Foundation’s Donate card payment and direct debit processing platform has handled almost £35 million for good causes in the year since it was launched.It was set up to help the tens of thousands of small and medium sized charities “who had been priced out of being able to accept non-cash donations” in CAF’s view. So far 2,000 charities have used the platform, to receive a total of 91,081 one-off donations, and direct debit donations that have been set up by 88,294 people.The average one-off donation made via the CAF Donate page is £89. This increases to an average £107 donation when made through a CAF Donate widget embedded on a charity’s website. Blackbaud Europe, Access Group and Harlequin have all announced recent new partnerships and client wins. “The sponsorship functionality within Blackbaud CRM enables us to designate revenue to a particular child. A lot of systems restrict the allocation of money to a specific fund, but Blackbaud CRM takes that to the next level by enabling us to allocate money to a sponsored child without a lot of customisation”.3. BEN and Charities Aid FoundationAutomotive industry charity BEN has chosen Charities Aid Foundation to handle the administration of the payroll giving schemes of nearly 400 automative companies.As a Payroll Giving Agency, BEN previously handled the administration of these schemes itself. However, despite overheads, it was doing so at no cost to the companies or donors. Following a business strategy review, it is transferring the activity to CAF to help reduce its costs.The staff at these companies donate £1 million each year through payroll giving, with BEN receiving 91% of that, given its strong links with the companies.Jools Tait, Business Development Director at BEN, said:“Payroll Giving is a very important source of income for BEN. With new business strategies being put in place, we will cease to be a Payroll Giving Agency (PGA) later this year so that we can invest more into developing and growing our vital support services which benefit those in the automotive industry.”CAF processes payroll giving donations for over 3,200 companies, handling around £70 million a year from more than 300,000 individuals. 4. Google and Scottish and Northern Irish charitiesGoogle has extended its Google for Nonprofits service to registered charities in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Like charities in England and Wales, which became eligible for the service in July 2013, they will benefit from free access to a suite of Google’s products and tools.The service was extended to Scotland and Northern Ireland with support from the Technology Trust, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and TechSoup Global.Successful applicants will receive free access to Google Apps.Charities can apply for Google for Nonprofits online. 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Get out, 45!

first_imgPresident-elect Joe Biden probably scored a few debating points with voters when he said, bluntly, to the 45th president: “Will you shut up already?”Now the question has become: Will he concede already?But Trump is defying tradition and insisting, over appeals from some of his advisors and family members and with zero proof, that the election is being stolen from him. A captive Republican Party, with a few notable exceptions, has so far allowed him to do so. Whether the right wing — after more days of posturing and tantrums and baseless legal threats —  accepts defeat remains to be seen. Until then Trump might try extra-legal means to stay in office, like a coup attempt.Right now large masses of oppressed workers and anti-racist white workers are celebrating their electoral win over the bigot-in-chief. It’s like his knee has been lifted off their collective necks, bringing tears of relief. The news of Biden’s win was met with horn honking, street dancing and champagne toasts.  A mass get-out-the-vote mobilization overcame Trump’s crass appeals to the basest racist prejudices. The vote of long-disenfranchised Black and brown communities drove the much-needed nails into the coffin of Trump’s poisonous rule. Now how much of a struggle will it take to force out the defeated president? General strikes, continued mass demonstrations, direct action and more have been discussed, which is a healthy step forward in the struggle. But donor lists expose that a big section of the capitalist class prefers a stable, centrist Biden over Trump’s erratic extremism. Unfolding events will reveal more.Dems bait progressive wing If a smooth transition to a Biden presidency is the best case scenario for workers and oppressed people, it leaves a lot to be desired. Once elections are out of the way,  capitalist politicians usually commence a wide range of nefarious bipartisan acts, from sanctions and war to expanding the prison-industrial complex. The exploitation of labor by capital goes on regardless of who controls the branches of government, despite all the blather about compassion, empathy and the sanctity of democracy.Since this election, mainstream Democrats have wasted no time in denouncing the party’s “progressive” wing, blaming key losses in the House and Senate on candidates who raised “Medicare for All,” “Defund the Police,” and a “Green New Deal.”A lot of their ire is directed at the four women of color known as ‘The Squad,’ even though Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and Rashida Tlaib easily won reelection to Congress. Ocasio-Cortez pointed out in a post-election interview: “Every single candidate that co-sponsored Medicare for All in a swing district kept their seat.” When the interviewer asked, “What if the administration is hostile? If they take the [former Republican governor of Ohio] John Kasich view of who Joe Biden should be?” Ocasio-Cortez replied, “It’s going to be really hard after immigrant youth activists helped potentially deliver Arizona and Nevada. It’s going to be really hard after Detroit and Rashida Tlaib ran up the numbers in her district.Arguing “electability,” the Biden win is being used to counter progressives. The New York Times cites examples where voters picked Biden but voted for Republicans in Senate and House races. But the flip side is that many reluctantly voted for Biden to get rid of Trump but skipped over the rest of the ballot because they didn’t see much difference between the candidates.Socialist-baiting is not the sole province of the Republicans. “We need to not ever use the words ‘socialist’ or ‘socialism’ ever again,” Virginia’s Democratic Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger stated. Biden repeatedly bragged that he “beat the socialist” — a reference to Bernie Sanders. (wjla.com)In fact, the only meaningful message to workers worried about their future is a real socialist program. Reforms under the capitalist system of exploitation go only so far. Any serious threat to Wall Street’s bottom line will face a right-wing backlash — and a Biden administration won’t offer up a serious challenge.Stay in the streets — and not just to dance.Keep your marching shoes nearby.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Call for lifting of stage of siege after week-long news blackout

first_imgNews News Help by sharing this information RSF_en to go further News GuineaAfrica May 19, 2021 Find out more Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts April 15, 2021 Find out morecenter_img GuineaAfrica News Reporters Without Borders today called on the Guinean authorities to lift the state of siege that was proclaimed on 12 February, which has had the effect of imposing a complete news blackout by preventing newspapers and radio stations from working and by blocking Internet access.“Maintaining public order by gagging the news media is a dangerous measure, one that encourages rumours and violent clashes with the authorities,” the press freedom organisation said. “After illegally punishing Conakry’s journalists, the army should lift the de facto censorship measures that prevent them from working freely and jeopardise the survival of the news media.”Only one music radio station, Nostalgie FM, is still broadcasting in Conakry. Liberté FM was forcibly closed on the morning of 12 February by a presidential guard unit that ransacked its studios, confiscated equipment and arrested two if its employees, presenter Mohammed Tondon Camara and technician David Camara, who were held for 24 hours and, one of them said afterwards, were subjected to physical mistreatment.Two other stations, Familia FM and Radio Soleil, stopped broadcasting on 12 February after receiving threats. The public broadcaster, Radiodiffusion Télévision Guinéenne (RTG), is only broadcasting the communiques issued by army chief of staff Gen. Kefala Camara and reports favourable to the army.No newspaper has been published in Conakry since the state of siege was declared. Even if there has been no public announcement of censorship measures, newspaper editors have been told that their content must be submitted to the military for approval. Street vendors are anyway refusing to distribute newspapers for fear of contravening army orders and exposing themselves to reprisals, and the only public outlet in Conakry has been closed since 12 February.The Internet has been inaccessible through Guinea’s four Internet Service Providers since 13 February. Internet cafes are closed and their owners say they could be raided and ransacked by the army if they tried to reopen. Organisation Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says Follow the news on Guinea February 20, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for lifting of stage of siege after week-long news blackout Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Lack of transparency, denial of justice in hospitalisation of Akbar Ganji

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the lack of transparency and denial of justice surrounding the hospitalisation of imprisoned journalist Akbar Ganji, who has been on hunger strike for 38 days, and the organisation reiterated its call for his immediate release.Ganji’s family has also protested about the circumstances of his hospitalisation in an open letter to the head of the Iranian judiciary, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi, accusing Tehran prosecutor Said Mortazavi of failing to cooperate with the family and condemning the refusal to allow Ganji’s lawyers to visit him. Ganji was taken on 17 July to Milad hospital in Tehran, where he has been isolated on the hospital’s 12th floor. The ban on visits by his lawyers violates Iranian law.Voicing concern about his condition, Reporters Without Borders called on the director of Milad hospital to issue a daily bulletin on his state of health.The press freedom organisation added: “We call on the daily newspaper Kayhan, headed by Hossin Shariatmadry, to stop spreading rumours accusing the reformists of paving the way for Ganji’s death with the aim of blaming it on the Iranian regime.”According to judicial officials, Ganji was hospitalised for a knee operation. It has also been reported that he has called off his hunger strike.Ganji was sentenced to six years in prison in 2001 for an article linking senior regime officials to a series of murders of writers and intellectuals. He has been held in Evin prison, where he began his hunger strike on 10 June. He has lost 22 kg since he stopped eating.Calls for his release have been made by US President George Bush, the European Union and many international human rights organisations. IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts July 22, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lack of transparency, denial of justice in hospitalisation of Akbar Ganji After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Newscenter_img Organisation Follow the news on Iran News June 9, 2021 Find out more News March 18, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Open letter to President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso

first_img January 14, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso RSF_en Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan December 18, 2020 Find out more News Mr. José Manuel Barroso – President of the European Commission Follow the news on Turkmenistan News TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia to go further March 31, 2020 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img Help by sharing this information Dear President Barroso,Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends media freedom, would like to refer you to the press freedom situation in Turkmenistan as you are about to visit that country. In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the plight of two imprisoned journalists and human rights activists, Annakurban Amanklychev and Sapardurdy Khadjiyev.They were arrested together with Ogulsapar Muradova for helping to make a documentary about Turkmenistan for “Envoyé spécial,” a current affairs programme broadcast by the French state-owned TV station France 2. They also gathered information about the human rights situation for the Turkmenistan Helsinki Foundation. Ms. Muradova died in detention in September 2006 as a result of mistreatment.Mr. Amanklychev and Mr. Khadjiyev were sentenced to seven years in prison in August 2006. After a long time without any news of them, we learned that they were being held in Turkmenbashi prison in the west of the country, a prison with a reputation for the most appalling conditions.Turkmenistan is ruled by one of the world’s most brutal and absolute dictatorships. Cut off from the world, its impoverished population is subjected to a police state that shows no respect for human life and dignity. Those who, like these two journalists and human rights activists, are regarded as enemies of the regime are exposed to the most terrible forms of violence. Year after year, Turkmenistan has been one of the last three countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. In 2010, it was ranked 176th out of 178 countries.The United Nations working group on arbitrary detention urged the Turkmen authorities last November to release Mr. Amanklychev and Mr. Khadjiyev. Their plight has also been raised within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.The European Union is pursuing a strategy of developing relations with the countries of Central Asia including Turkmenistan. We understand the logic but we would also like to believe that Europe will not abandon those who fight for respect for the most fundamental freedoms, at risk to their lives and the lives of their loved-ones.We therefore urge you to raise the situation of Mr. Amanklychev and Mr. Khadjiyev with the Turkmen authorities and to echo the requests for their release that have been made by many civil society and international organizations including Reporters Without Borders. We thank you in advance for not sacrificing freedom of expression to the strategic interests at stake.We look forward to your reply,Sincerely,Jean-François JulliardSecretary-General Organisation March 13, 2020 Find out more News TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan News #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries Paris, 14 January 2011last_img read more

‘Passed’ bag of heroin while in custody

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Told might not be in court if ‘something went wrong’A HEROIN addict who swallowed a quantity of the drug to hide it from gardai when they searched his home, was told by Judge Tom O’Donnell that he might not have been in court if “something went wrong”. Jeffrey O’Donoghue appeared at the Circuit Court via video link, answering the charges of Garda David Boland, Roxboro Crime Investigation Unit, and was handed a 10 months prison sentence.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The court heard from Inspector Seamus Ruane that the DPP had consented to the summary disposal of the matter on the basis that the accused pleaded guilty. O’Donoghue entered a guilty plea on both the section 15 and section three charges contrary to the Misuse of Drugs act 1977. O’Donoghue, aged 36, of 44 Oliver Plunkett St, St Mary’s Park, was at his home when gardai called with a search warrant, and upon his arrest was conveyed to Roxboro Garda Station.After a period of time in detention, the accused “passed” the bag of heroin and following analysis,  it was valued at €500, in the form of diamorphine O’Donoghue made certain admissions that the drug was purchased to feed his addiction and to supply the habit of his girlfriend. The accused also had some public order matters outstanding dating back to June 13 of this year, where Garda Keith McCarthy was on patrol in the Robert’s Street area of Limerick and found him highly intoxicated, incoherent and staggering.Garda McCarthy asked the accused for his name and details and the court heard that O’Donoghue became “irate, violent and aggressive in front of members of the public”. Inspector Ruane said O’Donoghue was currently  in Limerick Prison having received an eight month sentence three weeks ago for a charge contrary to section 9 of the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990. Previous convictions included fines for drugs in 2007, public order matters and the possession of a flick knife that warranted a three month prison sentence in the same year.Solicitor John Devane said his client had an addiction to heroin and in the most recent past, had “his house burnt down around him,” and that he was in a better place in Limerick Prison. Mr Devane added that the quantity of drugs was just for his client’s own use and to supply to his client’s girlfriend and that was the extent of the supply charge before the court. The court also heard since the accused was in prison, he was free from drug use.Judge O’Donnell said there were very “serious aspects to the case” and that irrespective of the means, the drugs were still for supply to a “third party,” thus satisfying the charge. He pointed out that O’Donoghue had several previous convictions, 38 in total, but credited the early plea and the steps that he had taken in the interim.However, he did note the dangers and seriousness of ingesting the drugs to conceal them, noting that O’Donoghue “might not be here if something went wrong”. For the section 15 Sale or Supply Charge,  O’Donoghue was sentenced to 10 months in prison, backdated to July 30 last, when he was first taken into custody. Judge O’Donnell took the section three possession of drugs charge into consideration.For the Public Order Charge of Garda Kevin McCarthy, O’Donoghue was sentenced to three months in prison and  other matters arising out of the Robert’s Street incident were taken into consideration. The sentence was also backdated Email Linkedin WhatsApp Print NewsLocal News‘Passed’ bag of heroin while in custodyBy admin – September 24, 2010 1021 Previous articleA round up of news in briefNext articleLegal challenge to planning decision admin Twitterlast_img read more