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Bristol City boss raises £58m on Hargreaves Lansdown share sale

first_img Show Comments ▼ STEPHEN Lansdown, co-founder of financial advisory firm Hargreaves Lansdown, raised £58m yesterday by selling a 2.86 per cent stake in the company.Lansdown, who sits on the Hargreaves Lansdown board as a non-executive director and founded the firm almost 30 years ago, sold 13.5m shares at 429p, reducing his personal stake to 20.1 per cent, the company said.Lansdown, who is chairman of Bristol City FC, said the sale was aimed at raising cash for other unspecified investment opportunities.“The recent share strength backed by strong institutional demand presented an opportunity to trim my holding and free up cash for other ventures. The sale reduces my holding to approximately 20 per cent of the company, not an insignificant amount, and I remain a long term investor in Hargreaves Lansdown,” he said. In April last year, Lansdown sold 23m shares for £47m, in part to help finance the building of a new stadium for Bristol City.Hargreaves Lansdown, having initially fallen as much as eight per cent, pared their losses to close four per cent lower at 452p. KCS-content whatsapp Bristol City boss raises £58m on Hargreaves Lansdown share sale Sharecenter_img whatsapp Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal 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 TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Thursday 7 October 2010 9:43 pm Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wraplast_img read more

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Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgChemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileChemical & Allied Products (CAP) Plc manufactures and sells a range of paint finishers for the coatings sector in Nigeria under the Dulux and Caplux brand name. Products in its coatings range include vinyl silk, vinyl matt, vinyl soft sheen, eggshell, high gloss, weathershield masonry and special effect finishes. Emulsions, gloss and textured variants are sold under its Caplux brand. The company distributes and sells its product range through Dulux Trade and Caplux outlets in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The company also produces a fire protection range which includes fire retardants, fire retardant coatings, fire stopping materials and fire extinguishers. Chemical & Allied Products Plc is a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chemical & Allied Products is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Lloyds shares vs Barclays: which should you buy?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Roland Head | Friday, 1st May, 2020 | More on: BARC LLOY Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. 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. Enter Your Email Address Lloyds shares vs Barclays: which should you buy?center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. Shares in Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) and Barclays (LSE: BARC) have been battered by this year’s stock market crash. But the latest figures from each bank suggest to me that they will be able to survive the Covid-19 pandemic without too many problems.Although dividends at both banks have been suspended by order of the regulator, this won’t last forever. Is it time to think about buying shares in these big banks?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…Two stocks, one storyBarclays and Lloyds’ UK retail banking divisions are direct competitors, selling mortgages, loans and credit cards. But there are some differences.Barclays boss Jes Staley has maintained the bank’s investment banking division and US operations, despite opposition from some investors.By contrast, Lloyds is 100% focused on the real UK economy. Its business is built around mortgage lending, car finance, consumer lending and business banking.You might expect these contrasts to have caused the bank’s share prices to perform differently over the last five years. But they haven’t. Since May 2015, both Barclays and Lloyds shares have fallen by 65%.The only difference is that Lloyds shareholders have enjoyed bigger dividends.What’s next for banks’ shares?In my view, the reason why both banks’ shares have performed similarly comes down to the financial crisis. This created such an incredible mess for the big UK banks that it’s taken 10 years to resolve.The PPI scandal put particular pressure on profits at all the big high street banks.Bank shares certainly haven’t been my best investment in recent years. But I think that we will now start to see real differences emerging between the banks.Lloyds shares dip despite smaller Q1 lossesThe Barclays share price rose last week after the bank said income from its s investment banking division rose by 44% to £3,617m during the first quarter. This was driven by high levels of trading and volatility during March’s market crash.Although this probably won’t be repeated during the next three months, it helped to offset a new £2.1bn allowance for expected bad debts following the coronavirus pandemic.As a result, Barclays’ pre-tax profit for the first quarter only fell by 40% to £900m. By contrast, Lloyds’ pre-tax profit for the same period fell by 95% to just £74m.Lloyds’ shares dipped after its Q1 results, but the group’s boring portfolio of loans to UK borrowers looks much safer to me than Barclays’ more exotic lending. While Lloyds now expects 1.3% of its total lending to go bad, the figure for Barclays is 2.2%.Why I’d buy Lloyds sharesI think that Barclays and Lloyds shares both offer decent value at current levels. I believe that both banks have the financial strength to handle the losses that are likely to result from the Covid-19 pandemic.In time — probably next year — I expect dividend payments to resume.My only concern is that both banks may continue to struggle with low profitability. Ultra-low interest rates and tough competition for new lending mean that profit margins are very low. I suspect that lending activity will slow over the next year, putting further pressure on profits.I think there are more profitable investment opportunities elsewhere. But if I was buying today, I’d choose Lloyds shares. Over time, I think its simple business model should deliver more consistent results — ideal for a dividend stock. 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. 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British & Irish Lions 2009 Squad

first_imgTuesday Apr 21, 2009 British & Irish Lions 2009 Squad The squad for the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa has been revealed at a press conference in London. There have been one or two surprises but all in all its a powerful squad with a fine mix of experience and youth.Irishman Paul OConnell is now officially confirmed as captain of the 37 man squad that comprises of 14 Irish players, 13 Welsh, 8 English, and two Scottish.Some perhaps surprising omissions were that of Ryan Jones, Gavin Henson, Mike Blair, Tom Croft and Steve Borthwick.There were call ups for Munster and Irish pair Keith Earls and Alan Quinlan, Leigh Halfpenny, and the inclusion of 36 year old Simon Shaw, a former Lion who carries all the experience needed for a tour like this. The 2009 British & Irish Lions Backs:Lee Byrne, Rob Kearney, Shane Williams, Leigh Halfpenny, Ugo Monye, Luke Fitzgerald, Tommy Bowe, Tom Shanklin, Jamie Roberts, Brian O’Driscoll, Keith Earls, Riki Flutey, Ronan O’Gara, Stephen Jones, Mike Phillips, Harry Ellis, Tomas O’Leary. Forwards:Jamie Heaslip, Andy Powell, David Wallace, Stephen Ferris, Alan Quinlan, Joe Worsley, Martyn Williams, Alun Wyn-Jones, Paul O’Connell (capt), Donncha O’Callaghan, Simon Shaw, Nathan Hines, Gethin Jenkins, Adam Jones, Andrew Sheridan, Phil Vickery, Euan Murray, Jerry Flannery, Lee Mears, Matthew Rees. Check out the Tour Fixtures here ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. 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House Pepingen / Lens°ass

first_img 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872525/house-pepingen-lens-degrees-ass Clipboard Manufacturers: Brunner, Dimplex, KoramicArchitect In Charge:Bart Lens, Thijs PrinsenCity:PepingenCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bieke ClaessensRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. Very little has been done to the exterior envelope of this extended farm building in the Pajote district of Belgium, just to the southwest of Brussels. Upon closer examination, though, one can see that a large square window has been added, with a horizontal window cut into the entire façade of the largest shed. These new openings are evidence that a certain amount of tinkering has gone on with these free-standing angular farm buildings which are a familiar element in the landscape, providing home and office of the owner, a veterinarian, and their family.Save this picture!© Bieke ClaessensA few outbuildings were removed but most else was kept. Rough brick facades and angled beams were not treated as defects, but as details that give this architecture its identity. The façade can be read as the development phases of this farm. The low ceiling was raised so that an extra row of window openings brings light into the living room. An existing rear door is provided with a window opening, in order to provide a view of an old tree.Save this picture!© Bieke ClaessensSave this picture!Floor 00Save this picture!© Bieke ClaessensVery little was added: an external wall was constructed to close off the building to the street and to create a fully-fledged farmstead with a courtyard. This was not simply a case of making the buildings but bringing the house together into a cohesive whole. Like an island in a landscape: a landscape permanently altered by the passing of the seasons.Save this picture!© Bieke ClaessensProject gallerySee allShow lessBarcelona Summer WorkshopsWorkshopELDMØLLA Sauna / Arkitekt August Schmidt + Workshop NTNU-Trondheim + Arnstein Gilber…Selected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872525/house-pepingen-lens-degrees-ass Clipboard Save this picture!© Bieke Claessens+ 40 Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeLens°assOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionPepingenBelgiumPublished on June 02, 2017Cite: “House Pepingen / Lens°ass” 02 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?平易近人的农庄住宅 Pepingen / Lens°ass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 House Pepingen / Lens°assSave this projectSaveHouse Pepingen / Lens°ass “COPY” CopyHouses, Extension•Pepingen, Belgium Belgiumcenter_img ArchDaily Photographs:  Bieke Claessens Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Area:  710 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House Pepingen / Lens°ass Houses Architects: Lens°ass Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY”last_img read more

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New Director General at Royal British Legion

first_imgIn the UK has has been active on health service and rural issues, having served as Chairman of Stamford College of Further Education, as Director of Lincolnshire and Rutland Connexions and on the Rural Affairs Forum for England.Frances Done will continue as Interim Director General until Chris Simpkins takes up his new role in October 2007. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Director General at Royal British Legioncenter_img Howard Lake | 10 June 2007 | News 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. The Royal British Legion has appointed Chris Simpkins as Director General. He joins from the Falkland Islands Government where he is Chief Executive, as well as being Head of the Falkland Islands Civil Service.Simpkins has spent over 35 in the UK and international public sector. While at the Falkland Islands he has led a modernisation and improvement programme for the civil service, working with members to improve governance, management and business planning processes. He has also maintained close working relations with senior military personnel based at the Tri Service Garrison based on the Falkland Islands; particularly with regard to disaster planning, the joint use of assets and ceremonial activities. Advertisementlast_img read more

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La presidencia despierta un conflicto amargo en el seno de la clase dominante EE.UU.

first_imgTraducción: María Piedad Ossaba, Lapluma.net.1 de enero − Un amargo conflicto entre los dos principales partidos políticos que representan al imperialismo usamericano se perfila en el horizonte para el próximo año.  Lucharán en su primera ronda en el Senado, en el juicio que seguirá a la votación de la Cámara de Representantes para destituir al presidente. La segunda ronda será la elección presidencial de noviembre.Tanto el partido republicano como el demócrata son enemigos de los trabajadores del mundo. Ambos son enemigos de la clase trabajadora de EE.UU. Sin embargo, el mundo entero estará observando este conflicto. Afecta a todo el mundo.¿Este conflicto –interno de la clase dominante imperialista usamericana– tendrá lugar de una manera que permita a la gente trabajadora común y corriente de EE.UU intervenir en sus propios intereses? Esto parece improbable en la actualidad, pero han ocurrido cosas más sorprendentes.Según la Constitución de los EE.UU, para destituir a un presidente, la Cámara de Representantes debe votar, por mayoría simple, para presentar cargos contra un presidente en ejercicio, acusaciones que ella considere lo suficientemente graves como para destituirlo del cargo. El Senado organiza posteriormente un juicio basado en esos cargos. Para condenar y destituir al presidente de su cargo se requiere el voto de por lo menos dos tercios de los miembros del Senado.En la historia de EE.UU, el presidente Andrew Johnson fue sometido a juicio político en 1868 y Bill Clinton en 1998. Ni Johnson ni Clinton fueron condenados por el Senado. Los republicanos controlan el Senado de hoy. No hay indicios en el presente de que estos republicanos condenen a Trump.La presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes, Nancy Pelosi, una de las principales demócratas, dice que enviará las órdenes de destitución al Senado sólo cuando los líderes republicanos de allí garanticen un “juicio justo”. Pelosi se refiere a un juicio en el que los demócratas pueden llamar a los antiguos colaboradores de Trump a testificar bajo juramento. ¿Y a quién quieren los demócratas llamar como testigo? A nada menos que al halcón John Bolton.Antes de 2016, los estrategas imperialistas –incluyendo a Bolton– habían basado la dominación mundial de EE.UU. en una alianza con otras potencias imperialistas (Europa Occidental, Japón, Australia). Al igual que en la OTAN, EE.UU. es la potencia hegemónica y hace el trabajo militar pesado y se lleva la mayor parte del saqueo imperialista. Trump antagonizó a estos estrategas cuando pareció amenazar a la OTAN.El odio del puebloPor razones completamente diferentes, Trump se ha ganado el odio de grandes sectores de la población usamericana – y del mundo. Ha hecho incesantes comentarios insensibles y groseros, calumniando a los latinoamericanos y  a los africanos, insultando a las mujeres. Provoca la violencia ultraderechista.En sus programas políticos ha hecho la guerra a los pobres. Ha nombrado jueces federales anti-mujeres. Mientras tanto, ha concedido la reducción de impuestos a los ricos, al tiempo que ha abierto las tierras indígenas y los recursos naturales al saqueo por las empresas; para ello, el 0,001% de los más ricos siguen vertiendo sus contribuciones en la campaña política de Trump.De todos sus crímenes, la dirección del partido  demócrata escogió a propósito uno en el que Trump enfrentó a los estrategas de la Guerra Fría. Rechazó la ayuda militar al régimen derechista y anti ruso de Ucrania. Trump (presionó al presidente ucraniano para que investigara a Hunter Biden, el hijo de Joe Biden, que tenía un cómodo empleo en una empresa ucraniana. Trump hizo esto para obtener estrechas ventajas electorales.Al escoger este crimen, los demócratas están tratando de demostrar que son más eficaces para representar los intereses imperialistas. También lo hicieron dando un apoyo casi unánime al nuevo presupuesto del Pentágono, que fue aprobado por la Cámara de Representantes por la friolera de 738 mil millones de dólares en diciembre.  Al mismo tiempo, un decreto presidencial estaba a punto de expulsar de los cupones de alimentos a casi un millón de personas, incluidos muchos niños y ancianos, y y sumergirlos en la hambruna.Una de las pocas demócratas progresistas que se opusieron a este regalo al complejo militar-industrial, la representante Rashida Tlaib, de Michigan, declaró que “no puede apoyar un proyecto de ley que proporciona 738.000 millones de dólares para guerras y contratistas de defensa, mientras que este año sólo proporcionamos 190.000 millones de dólares en fondos discrecionales para la atención de la salud, la educación y la creación de empleos”. La diputada Tlaib, una de las cuatro representantes femeninas de color conocidas como “la escuadra” (The Squad), también criticó la guerra financiada por EE.UU. contra Yemen, la nueva Fuerza Espacial y las nuevas armas nucleares previstas en el proyecto de ley.Políticos imperialistas y racistasTrump presta apoyo político a los políticos imperialistas y racistas de todo el mundo, como Boris Johnson en Gran Bretaña, Marine Le Pen en Francia, Matteo Salvini en Italia, que trastocan la solidaridad de la clase obrera. Con sus tuits racistas, el presidente ha envenenado la atmósfera política, dividiendo a los trabajadores usamericanos  sobre la base de la raza, el género y la religión.Hay muchas personas en los EE.UU. que odian –y algunos que temen– a Trump por buenas razones. Miles de personas en todo EE.UU. se manifestaron el 17 de diciembre en decenas de ciudades apoyando el proceso de destitución. En otras ocasiones durante los últimos tres años, estas o similares fuerzas protestaron por millones contra la misoginia del presidente, expresaron su solidaridad con los migrantes o defendieron el medio ambiente en diferentes momentos.Para estas personas, la dirección del Partido Demócrata sólo ha dado la opción de ponerse del lado del reaccionario régimen de Ucrania y el imperialismo usamericano contra Rusia. Fue el Partido Demócrata bajo el gobierno de Barack Obama el que derrocó al anterior gobierno de Ucrania, permitiendo incluso a las fuerzas profascistas entrar en el nuevo régimen. Tomar partido en este esfuerzo no tiene nada que ver con los verdaderos intereses del pueblo trabajador de EE.UU.No sólo las personas de la pequeña izquierda antiimperialista, sino incluso algunos miembros del Congreso del Partido Demócrata, como el representante demócrata Al Green de Texas, un africano-americano, han instado a que Trump sea acusado en el proceso de destitución por incitar a la violencia con base en sus comentarios racistas.La presidencia de Trump ha desatado protestas progresistas en EE.UU contra la agenda de odio del presidente. Las personas con discapacidades han liderado la lucha por la atención médica; los maestros de los Estados que votaron por Trump han realizado huelgas desafiantes. Las mujeres han encabezado las protestas contra el abuso sexual y por su liberación. Las personas de origen latinoamericano han encabezado manifestaciones en solidaridad con los migrantes. Los pueblos indígenas han liderado protestas contra la crisis climática y para proteger la tierra.¿Será posible que la dirección del Partido Demócrata frene la lucha contra Trump y la limite a atacar su crimen de buscar ventajas electorales estrechas? ¿O el pueblo romperá estos límites y comenzará a luchar por sus propios intereses?FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Sexual assault in prison

first_img March 18, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Help by sharing this information Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa June 9, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iran News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020center_img Call for investigation into sexual attack on detained journalistAbdolreza Tajik, a journalist and member of the member of the Human Rights Defenders Centre, has been the victim of mistreatment since his arrest on 12 June. Relatives say that when they visited him for the first time in Evin prison on 14 July, he told them he had been victim of violence in the presence of the Tehran deputy prosecutor general during his first night in prison.In the course of the conversation in the visiting room, Tajik used the Farsi term “hatke hormat,” which means “to be dishonoured.” His lawyer, Mohammad Sharif, said the term is used in legal language to refer to a sexual assault.Conversations in the visiting room between detainees and family members are recorded by the prison authorities, who let it be known that they are doing this. The aim is both to monitor what is said and to discourage prisoners from saying too much. Tajik was therefore not free to specify what he meant by “being dishonoured.”Mehdi Karoubi, one of the opposition candidates in the June 2009 presidential election, published an open letter in his newspaper Etemad e-Melli on 29 July 2009 in which he said young people were being raped in Iran’s prisons. “Young people have been brutally raped and have subsequently suffered depression and seriously psychological and physical problems,” Karoubi wrote. Former detainees who have managed to flee abroad have confirmed being the victims of sexual attacks, despite the pressure put on them and their families and despite the government’s repeated denials (http://en.rsf.org/iran-newspaper-suspended-in-latest-18-08-2009,34223.html).Four journalists and political activists have told Reporters Without Borders about cases of sexual abuse in Iran’s prisons.“The international community has been fully alerted to what is happening in Iranian prisons for the past year,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is time for Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay to press the Iranian authorities to accept a visit from the UN special rapporteur on torture, so that he can investigate the allegations of mistreatment in Iranian prisons.”The authorities did not reveal where they were holding Tajik for nearly a month after his arrest at his home on 12 June. His lawyer has still not been able to see him or examine his case file. When a detainee is held incommunicado in this manner, it can be regarded as a case of forced disappearance and as a crime against humanity. Ali Malihi, an online journalist who used to work for Etemad e-Melli and Sahrvand, was meanwhile sentenced by a Tehran revolutionary court on 25 July to four years in prison and a fine of 100,000 toman (80 euros) on charges of “activity against national security” and insulting the president. to go further July 27, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sexual assault in prison RSF_en Receive email alerts News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News Newslast_img read more

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Cyber-dissident Zouhair Yahyaoui ends hunger strike, another journalist continues

first_img Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News January 31, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident Zouhair Yahyaoui ends hunger strike, another journalist continues December 26, 2019 Find out more Jebali, who has spent nearly 12 years in prison and is publisher of the weekly Al Fajr, organ of the An Nahada Islamist militant movement, began a hunger strike on 13 January to protest against his conditions of detention. He is in prison in the northern town of Bizerte and has heart problems.Despite growing appeals in both Tunisia and abroad, the government has refused to release the two journalists. Reporters Without Borders deplored the fact that Tunisians had to resort to hunger strikes and risk their lives in an effort to have their rights respected. It cited two other recent cases involving Taoufik ben Brik and lawyer Radhia Nasraoui.Yahyaoui, founder of the website TUNeZINE (www.tunezine.com), began his hunger strike on 17 January, to protest against his bad conditions of detention since being jailed on 4 June last year after being arrested by plainclothes police in a Tunis cybercafé. He was sentenced to two years in prison for “spreading false news” by the appeals court in Tunis on 10 July. His family said after visiting him on 27 January that he was in a bad way, with constant headaches and a tooth infection, and had not been given proper medicine despite repeated requests. He is in a cell with 100 other prisoners at Borj el-Amri prison, 30 km from Tunis. During his interrogation, he was tortured with three sessions of being made to hang by him arms with feet barely touching the ground.Yahyaoui, who uses the pseudonym “Ettounsi” (“Tunisian”), set up his website in July 2001 to put out news about the fight for democracy and freedom in Tunisia. He published opposition material on it and was the first one to circulate a letter from his uncle, Judge Mokhtar Yahyaoui to President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali criticising the country’s legal system.Jebali has been held since 1991 and was sentenced in 1992 by the Tunis military court to 16 years in prison for “aggressively intending to change the nature of the state” and belonging to an illegal organisation. The previous year, he had been given a one-year sentence for publishing an article criticising the system of military courts. His family said recently that their home in the southwestern town of Sousse was being watched and that their visitors were questioned by plainclothes police. Organisation Help by sharing this information TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts to go further News News November 11, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called today for the immediate release of jailed cyber-dissident Zouhair Yahyaoui, who ended a two-week hunger strike on 30 January, and another journalist, Hamadi Jebali, who is continuing his. RSF_en Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Follow the news on Tunisia TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Kazakhstan censors coverage of Eurasian Economic Union summit

first_img January 15, 2021 Find out more News Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections Help by sharing this information KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her Follow the news on Kazakhstan Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Organisation News Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal May 30, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kazakhstan censors coverage of Eurasian Economic Union summit The Kazakh authorities did everything possible to prevent journalists spoiling the party when President Nursultan Nazarbayev received his Russian and Belarusian counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Aleksander Lukashenko, in Astana on 29 May for the signing of the treaty creating the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).Three journalists were arrested and a leading news website was partially blocked in order to silence critics.The journalists – Sanat Urnalyev and Viktor Gudz, who work for the 16/12 website, and Orken Bisenov (also known as Orken Joyamergen), who works for Radio Azattyk (Radio Free Europe’s Kazakh service) ¬ were arrested near Astana on 27 May while covering a meeting of activists who were preparing an anti-EEU meeting in Astana scheduled for 29 May.Around 20 of the meeting’s participants were also arrested. An Astana administrative court sentenced the journalists to four days of solitary confinement on a “minor acts of vandalism” charge at around 6 a.m. on 28 May, after a trial lasting several hours.Radio Azattyk’s website was partially blocked inside Kazakhstan for several hours on 29 May, as the three presidents were meeting to sign the treaty. All of Radio Azattyk’s articles on the EEU were inaccessible during this period.“We condemn these acts of censorship, which are unacceptable,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The journalists were given four-day sentences to prevent them from covering the 29 May demonstration. Their sentences also sent an intimidatory message to all other journalists.”Bihr added: “The authorities want to gag the media to prevent them from relaying the discontent of those who are opposed to the Eurasian Economic Union. Ever since the December 2011 riots in Zhanaozen, which were crushed bloodily, the authorities have feared that their grip on power could be shaken by further unrest.”Freedom of information has been declining for years in Kazakhstan as the authorities arrest and convict more and more news providers and adopt legislative reforms that give them ever-tighter control of the media.Kazakhstan is ranked 161st out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(Photo : Michael Klimentyev / Ria Novosti Pool/ AFP) February 5, 2021 Find out more to go further KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia October 30, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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