Forget bitcoin and gold…I’d make a million from growth shares instead

first_img 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. See all posts by Thomas Carr Image source: Getty Images. Many people are looking for ways to make a million and transform their lives. In recent times they’ve been drawn to Bitcoin and gold, attracted by the promise and hope of instant riches. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. The Bitcoin price has stagnated for months and is well down from its 2017 highs. In my opinion, it’s a pretty worthless asset from an investment point of view. Instead of making you rich, I think Bitcoin is more likely to leave you with big losses.Gold is another matter altogether. It’s a much more stable investment as it has a functional use as a metal. It’s also a proven store of value and currency, with a history that goes back thousands of years. The gold price tends to do well when inflation is high and when interest rates are low. In fact, there’s a strong argument that gold should be a small part of every investor’s portfolio. However, while it’s a sound investment, it’s not going to make us millionaires.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…Make a million with growth sharesA much better way to make serious returns is by investing in growth stocks. These are companies whose revenues and profits repeatedly increase at a significant rate, over a period of many years. Think Fevertree and Asos. Their share prices are usually not cheap, since they’re much sought after. But as long as they meet investors’ growth expectations, then their P/E (price to earnings) multiples should be maintained, and their share prices should carry on rising.What separates a good growth stock from an amazing one that can help you make a million is simply the length of time that a company’s able to maintain its growth for. The very best companies – like Apple and Facebook – haven’t just grown at a considerable rate, they’ve also done it over many years. It’s this time element that’s really important. Just like our stock returns, earnings are compounded over time.Growth stocks often don’t initially pay dividends as the companies need the cash to carry on growing. But after a period of solid and consistent earnings growth, they will often start paying out. And as the company grows, so too do the dividend payments. Investors therefore get a double gain to help them make a million, first from the share price appreciation, then from growing dividends. There’s also a potential third way of benefiting. Companies with high growth rates are often acquired by even bigger companies. And they’ll often pay a premium to acquire the company’s stock.Buy early for best resultsGet this right and there’s the potential to make some pretty huge gains. Those who bought shares in Fevertree back in 2014 have seen the value of their investment rise more than tenfold. Of course, the best time to buy a growth stock is at the very beginning of its journey. This is likely to be the time when the shares are most reasonably priced. Before everyone else has jumped onto the bandwagon.Sadly, growth stocks are among the riskiest types of stocks to own. There’s always a chance that growth will come to an end. And the company may never fulfil its promise, or even become profitable. But despite the risks, growth stocks remain one of the few genuine ways to make a million today. All you need to do is find them. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Forget bitcoin and gold…I’d make a million from growth shares instead Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Thomas Carr | Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 center_img 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. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Thomas 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. 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My 5 best UK pharma stocks. I’d buy now to get rich in 10 years

first_imgMy 5 best UK pharma stocks. I’d buy now to get rich in 10 years Tom Rodgers | Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 | More on: GSK ORPH “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” TomRodgers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Image source: Getty Images. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares When I think about the best UK pharma stocks that could help me get rich over the next decade, this crop of the finest FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and AIM-listed shares come to mind.To me these are the best UK pharma stocks because of their unimpeachable economic moats. This is the metric for greatness favoured by the world’s most successful investor Warren Buffett.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…These companies achieve this feat through registered trademarks, copyrights and branded products that no other business can legally sell.So despite high R&D costs, they remain at a long-term advantage to other industries.Best UK pharma stocks: FTSE 100GlaxoSmithKline (LSE:GSK) is a world leader in oncology (cancer treatments), HIV and respiratory drugs. And the business is expanding in personal care too. Extending its booming oral health business in India is positive news.CEO Emma Walmsley declares the pharma giant’s 19p per share dividend like clockwork every quarter. It looks bombproof to me. When the Covid crisis forced FTSE 100 powerhouses like Royal Dutch Shell to cut their dividends, GSK powered on like nothing had happened.The GSK dividend is 6%, nearly three times larger than the average healthcare stock, on a cheap P/E ratio of 10.And with annual free cash flow of £5.1bn, there is plenty in the bank to keeping paying out year after year. That makes it a no-brainer buy for me.My FTSE 250 pickHigh-margin prescription veterinary drugs specialist Dechra Pharmaceuticals has me very interested. In the main, its speedy profit growth looks sustainable and the share price has just beaten recent all-time highs too.Income payouts to Dechra investors are 89% higher than four years ago. And the business raised its dividend again after bumper 2020 full-year profits, which bodes well for the future.Now for AIMOn AIM, truly great businesses are hard to find, even with the best UK pharma stocks. But picking wisely offers serious multibag possibilities. Novacyt remains a solid choice for me, and seeing its revenues grow 10 times larger year-on-year is of serious interest.North Carolina-based Polarean Imaging has an unimpeachable economic moat with zero competitors for its non-invasive medical imaging tech. So I’m a fan. But the best UK pharma stock I’m backing to get rich over the next decade is one I already own — Open Orphan (LSE:ORPH).I’m a huge fan of executive chairman Cathal Friel for stripping out costs and pushing the most profitable parts of the business forward since the 2019 IPO. And he has delivered on every promise to investors to date, lifting revenues with multi-million pound contracts.Open Orphan has just signed a contract worth up to £40m with the UK government to provide human challenge tests for Covid-19. Clearly these kinds of revenues will be transformational for the small Anglo-Irish contract research business.And there are a number of other strands of the business that have me excited. One of which is Open Orphan’s 49% ownership of Imutex, a joint venture with London drug manufacturer SEEK Group, which has a candidate for a universal flu vaccine, the holy grail of modern medicine.The best thing I can say about Open Orphan is that 90% of its revenues have nothing to do with Covid-19. So I can predict it should continue to earn big money well into the future. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Tom Rodgerslast_img read more

Two million more Direct Debits to charities set up in 2013

first_img  73 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Bacs direct debit Individual giving regular giving Two million more Direct Debits to charities set up in 2013 Charitable giving by Direct Debit continues to grow, according to Bacs Payment Schemes Limited. The total number of Direct Debit donations to good causes grew from 56 million in 2012 to 58 million in 2013.The previous year saw growth as well, so from 2011 to 2013 the total number of Direct Debits being paid to charity has increased by four million, or around 7.5%.Value of Direct Debit donationsThe total amount pledged by Direct Debit has also grown, up by £110 million over the past two years to £1.1 billion in 2013.This growth is supporting by the findings of UK Giving 2012 by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). It reports that Direct Debit accounted for a third of total donations to charity by value, up from a quarter during the previous year.Causes generating most by Direct DebitSome charities and types of charity have been more successful than others at securing this kind of regular giving. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 13 March 2014 | News Educational charities secured the largest number of new Direct Debit donations at 6.7% in 2013, although this represented a value increase of only 0.1%.Animal charities on the other hand achieved a 5.2% increase in volume and a 4.8% increase in value.Old age charities achieved the best increase in total value at 9.2%, with a 3.4% increase in total donations.Health charities achieved a 4.6% volume and value increase. Environmental causes increased Direct Debit volume by 4.3% and value by 6.9%.Youth charities however suffered a decline, with volume down by 5.9% and overall value by 6.2%.Bacs’ charity sector specialist, Graham Callaghan, said: “This data again underlines the effectiveness and ease of Direct Debit as a method for supporting good causes, while we know that these type of payments are cost-effective for charities as they are cheaper to process than the likes of cash and cheque.”Bacs is currently running The Big Break campaign to promote Direct Debit and raise funds for charities. 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.last_img read more

Leonard Peltier’s message to National Day of Mourning

first_imgIndigenous peoples and their supporters gathered in Plymouth, Mass., on Nov. 28, the so-called “Thanksgiving” national holiday, for the annual National Day of Mourning commemoration.WW photo: Liz GreenSupporters of Leonard Peltier, the longest-imprisoned Native political prisoner, are campaigning hard for executive clemency for the ailing 69-year-old hero. They request solidarity messages be sent to Leonard Peltier, #89637-132, USP Coleman I, U.S. Penitentiary, P.O. Box 1033, Coleman, FL 33521. The following are excerpts from Peltier’s message to the 44th annual Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Mass., on Nov. 28.Greetings,Sometimes when I lay on my bunk and I am between sleeping and awake, for a small moment of time I am free and I am there with you.When I think about all we have lost to this corporate world, when I think about the losses of clean water and rivers and oceans, and when I think about the losses of clean air, when I think about the losses of freedom for hardworking families that once had a father that could take care of his family with a single job but now has to work two or three jobs and the mother must work too, and the children that come home from school with their own key and have to wait the return of one of their ­parents.When I think of these losses, when I think of the wage slaves that are being created daily all over the world in the name of progress, when I think of these losses I think … we damn sure have a good reason to mourn, but I really believe that the word “mourn” should have a different meaning for us, not something where we cry and throw our hands up and say, “WHY? WHY? WHY ME? WHY US? WHY THIS?” but something that we say, “NO MORE!” to. Something we make a vow to, renew our efforts, renew our minds, renew our directions to take back our water, take back our air, take back our forests and our mountains and valleys, restore this Mother Earth to the natural balance the Creator meant it to be.This may sound like the ramblings of some old, 69-year-old man in prison for 38 years, but I have had a lot of time to think about these things, and when my grandchildren come to visit me, it gives me a sense of urgency for all of us to start doing something NOW!If each one of you would take a vow to get six other people along with yourself to do at least ONE meaningful thing to restore this balance and get each one of those people to network and get six more people and let it go out from there like the branches of a tree, then together we can make a difference. We can make a difference starting today.This day of mourning would become the morning of a new day!If this time I have spent here in prison could produce anything of value, I pray that it would move you to become involved. … This government is violating the Constitution over and over and over. These violations started before you or I were even conceived. As some of you may know, the Constitution is a copy of the Iroquois Six Nations Confederacy law. The freedoms and respect that the law implies that we should have for one another in this nation should extend to all those outside of this realm because what is right for one man should be right for others.These violations of human rights must stop. I know the task may seem overwhelming, and I can’t say that I have the answer for success at making a change, but I do know the answer for failure … that’s to do nothing.So, if my imprisonment serves nothing else but to be living proof of these ­violations, then so be it, but it is a reality. Right now, it has been selective violation, but there are powers at hand that seek to inflict those violations upon everyone. A famous warrior named Emiliano Zapata from the Mexican revolution once said, “I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.” I could go on and on, but I suppose you get my meaning. I encourage you to be active, to stand your ground and help us recover the ground we have lost.God, I wish I could be there with you.I am going to close for now. Be ­thankful you have the time you have, be thankful you have each other, and give each other a hug for me.I will see you when I see you.Your friend,Leonard PeltierFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

What we’re reading: US approaches 8 million COVID-19 cases, presidential town hall recap

first_imgStephanie Joynthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/stephanie-joynt/ Facebook Stephanie Joynthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/stephanie-joynt/ Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Stephanie Joynthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/stephanie-joynt/ Stephanie Joynthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/stephanie-joynt/ Twitter + posts President Donald Trump listens during an NBC News Town Hall, at Perez Art Museum Miami, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) National Pan-Hellenic Council hosts annual week of awarenesscenter_img Stephanie Joynt Linkedin printTrump and Biden participate in duel town halls The presidential candidates, rather than speaking over each other, spoke on different networks, allowing “Americans to choose a favored candidate to describe reality as they want to see it,” according to NBC News. Two large takeaways from the night included Trump failing to condemn extremist group QAnon and Biden acknowledging the mistakes of the 1994 crime bill. This came after Trump forcefully “offer[ed] a hedge free denunciation” saying that he denounced white supremacy, according to The New York Times. He failed to let moderator Savannah Guthrie finish her question before answering. The third presidential debate is scheduled for Oct. 23. US nears 8 million COVID-19 casesThe U.S. is approaching 8 million COVID-19 cases with the daily averages rising higher than 50,000 new daily infections. According to CNN, public health officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, have warned about challenges that could arise in the fall and winter months. The biggest concern is a “twin-demic,” which would be a combination of COVID-19 and flu season. New cases have been reported in over 35 states. Fourteen of them reached their peak seven-day average Thursday. The World Health Organization showed that remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon regimens appear to have no effect on mortality rate in the Solidarity Therapeutics Trial. Trump administration rejects California fire declaration request According to CBS News, “the Trump administration has rejected a disaster declaration request over rampant wildfires that scorched California last month.” Federal Emergency Management Agency Regional Administrator Robert J. Fenton Jr. submitted the disaster declaration request Sept. 28. The declaration would “open up hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding for areas devastated in those fires,” according to The Washington Post. The state is planning to appeal the decision and believes they have a strong case as to why they meet the federal requirements for approval. Japan decides to release Fukushima water According to CBS News, “Japan will release more than a million tons of treated radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea in a decades-long operation, despite strong opposition from environmentalists, local fishermen and farmers.”The earliest release of the water is aiming for 2022. The water will have been filtered to reduce radioactivity. There is currently “around 1.23 million tons of wastewater being stored at the facility,” said plant operator TEPCO to CBS. The urgency for this decision is caused by the shortage of space at the facility. Tritanium, which according to experts is only harmful to humans in large quantities, would be properly filtered and then diluted with saltwater before being released to the sea.  TCU library still partially closed from winter storm damage ReddIt Linkedin What we’re reading: Hurricane Sally causes record floods, Big Ten Conference proceeds with football season Previous articleTCU suspends study abroad programs through spring 2021Next articleChancellor talks enrollment increase, DEI initiatives and campus connections Stephanie Joynt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt ZaLat Pizza overcomes COVID-19 challenges Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Gbagbo camp to block access to independent and opposition websites

first_img Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election November 27, 2020 Find out more News Organisation News The Côte d’Ivoire Telecommunications Agency (ATCI) announced in a directive dated 24 March that it intends to block access to several independent and anti-Gbagbo websites. Reporters Without Borders has obtained a copy of the directive and is distributing it.“Internet operators and service providers are prohibiting access from within Côte d’Ivoire to the following websites: www.abidjan.net, www.lavoixdugolf.net, www.connectionivoirienne.net, www.primaturecotedivoire.net, www.koaci.com, www.lebanco.net and www.informateur.net,” says the directive signed by ATCI director-general Sylvanus Kla. “This list is not exhaustive,” the directive continues. “This decision is adopted in the strict framework of National Defence and Public Security and takes effect from the date it is signed (24 March).”“The websites targeted by this act of censorship continue to be accessible although six days have elapsed since the ATCI directive,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “Does this entity really intend to censor them or is it a warning or act of intimidation towards those who operate them?“Either way, the target is clear. They are independent sites or ones with pro-Ouattara propaganda. Equivalent sites offering pro-Gbagbo propaganda are not affected. The ATCI’s director-general, Sylvanus Kla, is one of the leaders of the pro-Gbagbo ruling party, the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI). The war in Côte d’Ivoire is now invading the new media terrain.” Côte d’Ivoire’s two political rivals, Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara, are both on SlateAfrique’s list of the Top 5 most connected leaders in Africa . Both understand the role the Internet can play in their popularity and wage a cyber-war on Facebook, Twitter and other online social networks. Each camp distributes newsletters defending its leader and attacking his rival.Mobile phone texting services were cut a month ago by the ATCI on the orders of Gbagbo’s interior minister. RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Receive email alerts March 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gbagbo camp to block access to independent and opposition websites October 29, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF_en Côte d’IvoireAfrica Côte d’IvoireAfrica Help by sharing this information Reports to go further October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Kurdish security forces unleash wave of terror on media

first_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Help by sharing this information Organisation News October 17, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kurdish security forces unleash wave of terror on media RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” February 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq Receive email alerts The crisis over President Masoud Barzani’s succession since his term ended in August has sparked many demonstrations since the start of October, especially in Sulaymaniyah, an opposition stronghold. Some have turned into riots, with protesters demanding the payment of salaries to government employees and calling on Barzani to stand down. To limit news coverage of the demonstrations, the premises of several media outlets have been attacked by the security forces or in some cases by demonstrators. Access to Facebook was even blocked for a day, 10 October, in Erbil.“We condemn the attacks on the media and we call on the Kurdish authorities to respect the media’s work and to end the harassment to which they are being subjected with complete impunity,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Middle East and Maghreb desk.“And amid the continuing political crisis, we urge journalists to act in an independent and professional manner and to refrain from fuelling political tension and disputes.” Media offices attackedSecurity forces loyal to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), one of the two ruling coalition parties, raided Kurdish media outlets in the cities of Erbil, Dohuk and Soran on the evening of 10 October, threatening and evicting employees and badly damaging equipment. Two TV stations, NRT TV and KNN TV, were forcibly closed with no explanation being given.The security forces also arrested six NRT TV reporters, photographers and technicians in Erbil, releasing them outside the province, near the Degala checkpoint and near Sulaymaniyah province. The NRT TV bureau in the city of Dohuk was also raided.Kawa Abdulqader, a journalist who heads the NRT TV bureau in Erbil, said the security forces accused them of encouraging the chaos and supporting the opposition. A pro-KDP media outlet said the government had given orders for NRT TV to be reopened and for its employees – who it said had fled – to be allowed to return.The offices of KNN TV, which supports the opposition party Gorran, were attacked in Erbil, Dohuk and Soran. Eleven or so of its employees in these cities were threatened and then detained, only to be released a few hours later outside the city limits.Most of these journalists were finally able to return home but not to go back to work because the Kurdish security forces were still surrounding their workplaces. According to our sources, Radio Gorran, which shares a building with KNN TV in Erbil, was also shut down.On 10 October, demonstrators stoned the Sulaymaniyah office of Rudaw TV, which supports the PDK.Reporters on the groundReporters Without Borders has registered many cases of journalists being attacked by security force or demonstrators while covering demonstrations since 8 October.Journalists were affected by teargas discharged by the security forces or were hit by stones thrown by demonstrators in several parts of Sulaymaniyah province. Some were deliberately targeted. They included Kurdsatnews TV journalist Hawkar Abdulrahman, who was attacked by about 15 KDP supporters on 10 October as the police looked on without intervening. Rudaw TV reporter Shoman Mahmoud was injured by stones thrown by demonstrators in the town of Said Sadiq.Razhin Kama of Gali Kurdistan TV, a station affiliated to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the other ruling coalition party, was hit by stones thrown by demonstrators while she and her crew were covering a demonstration in the city of Sulaymaniyah on 8 October.Other journalists have had their access to information restricted. A Kurdsatnews TV crew was turned back at a checkpoint on the road from Sulaymaniyah to Erbil on 12 October, when they wanted to cover the blocking of the Kurdish parliamentary speaker’s motorcade.Criticism about the presidential election has been tolerated less and less as tension has mounted, especially since June. Barzani, who has been president for the past ten years, may justify the need to extend his term for the second time since 2013 because of security concerns. to go further Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 28, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is alarmed to learn that many Kurdish media have been attacked in connection with a political crisis in the past few days in the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan, where the security forces have closed media outlets in an attempt to suppress criticism of the government. RSF_en News News IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

French TV crew arrested while covering environmental protest in Australia

first_img“The link between our arrest and this ban is the Adani Group, which runs the mine,” Clément told RSF. “The police went straight for us this morning. They clearly didn’t want us filming the protest. And now we are banned from covering this story, which says a lot about the influence that big private-sector corporations wield.” Receive email alerts News July 22, 2019 – Updated on July 23, 2019 French TV crew arrested while covering environmental protest in Australia Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Adani launched the Carmichael mine in 2014 with the support of the federal and Queensland governments with the aim of turning it into the world’s biggest coal mine. It would take a heavy environmental toll because it includes the construction of a channel leading to Abbot Point that would destroy part of the Great Barrier Reef. The French crew was covering the story for “Sur le Front,” a France 2 series on environmental issues. Major violations June 2, 2021 Find out more The journalists – reporter Hugo Clément, producer Guillaume Dumant and cameramen Clément Brelet and Victor Peressentchensky – some of whom were handcuffed the time of their arrest, were charged with “trespassing” on the rail line although, unlike the protesters themselves, they were not on the line. “The France 2 journalists were doing their job in a completely legal manner in a public space, so their arrest on this spurious charge was the kind of arbitrary procedure more typical of an authoritarian regime,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. News June 2, 2021 Find out more The France 2 journalists were released on bail at around 2 p.m. pending a hearing scheduled for 3 September. The release order specifies that they are banned from being within 100 meters of any property owned by the Adani Group, the Indian transnational that owns the rail line and coal terminal, and within 20 km of the Adani Group’s Carmichael coal mile, 500 km south of Abbot Point. News French TV reporter Hugo Clément (right) and his crew were arrested while filming a protest near the Abbot Point coal terminal. A protest was already held there on 1 May to draw attention to the threat that the Adani Group’s coal mining project poses to the Great Barrier Reef (photos: H. Clément – Peter Parks / AFP). Australia is ranked 21st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, two places lower than in 2018. Press freedom in Australia has been badly undermined in recent years by the concentration of private media ownership in ever fewer hands, impacting pluralism. It was dealt two major blows last month in the form of federal police raids on the home of a political journalist in Canberra and on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s headquarters in Sydney, in unrelated cases. Follow the news on Asia – Pacific RSF_en The four journalists, who work for the French public TV channel France 2, were held for seven hours after being arrested at around 7 a.m. while filming two women protesters who had chained themselves to the rail line leading to the Abbot Point deep-water coal port in north Queensland. to go further Reporting ban “We call on the Queensland authorities to immediately drop these absurd charges against the four journalists. Recent repeated press freedom violations in Australia raise questions about respect for the rule of law. If nothing changes, Australia has every chance of falling several places in RSF’s next Press Freedom Index.” AustraliaFranceAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence ImprisonedJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom June 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation News AustraliaFranceAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence ImprisonedJudicial harassment Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Australian authorities to drop all charges against four French TV journalists who – in an unacceptable attack on investigative journalism – were arrested today while filming environmentalists protesting at a coal terminal near the Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Australia. And it was reported earlier this month that the federal police had demanded that the Australian airline Qantas surrender its records of an ABC journalist’s travel arrangements as part of its investigation into a leak. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prisonlast_img read more

City Constructs MASH-Like Care Facility at Pasadena Convention Center

first_img Pasadena City Council recently approved funding for the Pasadena Convention center to be turned into an alternate care facility for Covid-19 patients in coordination with the Huntington Hospital, Thursday, April 16, 2020. (photo by James Carbone) 31 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it ‹› HerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Pasadena Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton, center, and the Pasadena Convention Center Operating Team pose for a picture at the Pasadena Convention Center Thursday, April 16, 2020. (photo by James Carbone) Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena City Council recently approved funding for the Pasadena Convention center to be turned into an alternate care facility for Covid-19 patients in coordination with the Huntington Hospital, Thursday, April 16, 2020. (photo by James Carbone) Pasadena City Council recently approved funding for the Pasadena Convention center to be turned into an alternate care facility for Covid-19 patients in coordination with the Huntington Hospital, Thursday, April 16, 2020. (photo by James Carbone) Top of the News Community News Signs are posted for Covid-19 patients after the Pasadena City Council recently approved funding for the Pasadena Convention center to be turned into an alternate care facility for Covid-19 patients in coordination with the Huntington Hospital, Thursday, April 16, 2020. (photo by James Carbone) Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * A small bed is ready for a patient after the Pasadena City Council recently approved funding for the Pasadena Convention center to be turned into an alternate care facility for Covid-19 patients in coordination with the Huntington Hospital, Thursday, April 16, 2020. (photo by James Carbone) Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell discusses the recent Pasadena City Council approval for funding for the Pasadena Convention center to be turned into an alternate care facility for Covid-19 patients in coordination with the Huntington Hospital, Thursday, April 16, 2020. (photo by James Carbone) CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell discusses the recent Pasadena City Council approval for funding for the Pasadena Convention center to be turned into an alternate care facility for Covid-19 patients in coordination with the Huntington Hospital, Thursday, April 16, 2020. (photo by James Carbone) Pasadena Chief of Police John Perez, right, and Pasadena Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton at the Pasadena Convention Center Thursday, April 16, 2020. (photo by James Carbone) More Cool Stuff Community News City Constructs MASH-Like Care Facility at Pasadena Convention Center Facility designed to take on overflow COVID-19 cases, should Huntington Hospital be overwhelmed; could be pressed into action ‘tonight if necessary’ By EDDIE RIVERA, Weekendr Editor | Photography by JAMES CARBONE Published on Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 3:16 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe City officials today unveiled a 250-bed alternate care facility, constructed over the last week at the Pasadena Convention Center, to be activated should the number of Coronavirus cases overwhelm nearby Huntington Hospital.City Manager Steve Mermell said at a press conference this morning that, at peak, Huntington may be short about 400 beds necessary to treat COVID-19 patients. The City Council last week approved funding for three months of operation, but Mermell said that the facility is prepared to stay open “indefinitely.”“We have outfitted this facility with 250 beds,” said Mermell, “but with our capacity, we can go beyond that. However, our most sincere hope is that we don’t have to use this.”Acting Fire Chief Brian Frieders also said that, if necessary, the setup “could be ready tonight.”“These are unprecedented times,” said Vice-Mayor Tyron Hampton, who was on hand at the unveiling, “And we are prepared for a worst case scenario here in Pasadena, and to help our neighboring cities here in the San Gabriel Valley. The City Council and myself made sure that the City was prepared if anything happens.”According to Mermell, the initial cost of the facility was $240,000, plus $160,000, for every month thereafter, for a total 90-day cost of about $700,000. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Pasadena Acting Fire Chief Bryan Frieders, center, has a conversation with members of the Pasadena Police Department about the Pasadena Convention Center being turned into an alternative care facility for Covid-19 patients, Thursday, April 16, 2020. (photo by James Carbone) 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. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week A room is ready for a patient after the Pasadena City Council recently approved funding for the Pasadena Convention center to be turned into an alternate care facility for Covid-19 patients in coordination with the Huntington Hospital, Thursday, April 16, 2020. (photo by James Carbone)last_img read more

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