first_img A Stocks and Shares ISA is the perfect vehicle for beginners to stock market investing, I feel. It gives you control over your investments and the potential to grow your wealth.Some ISA accounts allow deposits as small as £25 a month, while £100 a month is a popular starting point. Drip-feeding a small amount into the stock market each month is a popular way to invest during a market crash. It’s nigh on impossible to predict the bottom of a crash, particularly when the extent of the damage is unknown. That means small, regular investments can be used to cut the risk and ensure you’re substantially invested once the next stock market rally begins.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…Don’t miss the ISA deadlineIf you’ve got a lump sum available, then it could be wise to invest it into a Stocks and Shares ISA before the April 5 deadline. You can invest up to £20k tax-free prior to this date for 2019/20 and then do the same after April 5  for the following year.If you’ve already deposited your cash, you can then drip-feed as much or as little of it into the stock market as you see fit in the weeks and months to come.Safeguard your portfolioPortfolio diversification is key to safeguarding your investments. Diversifying means buying stocks in a variety of companies, from a variety of sectors. It’s not something you can do all in one go if you’re starting out with small investments, but bear it in mind as you plan out your future purchases.Diversification is the alternative to having all your eggs in one basket. It not only defends you against the failure of one company, but it can also shield against sector failure too.Choose quality over quantityChoosing quality businesses with a strong track record is sensible at the best of times, but even more important during a crisis. If you’re new to stock market investing, then I think the FTSE 350 is a good starting point. It provides plenty of choices (350 companies) and each of them should have enough liquidity to ensure buying, but also selling, when you want is achievable.Liquidity is the amount of buying and selling of a particular stock in the market on any given day. If a stock has high liquidity, there’s a lot of buying and selling, so it should be easy to sell your shares whenever you like. If a company has low liquidity, then you may have to sell at a loss if you’re in a rush to get out of the market.The companies in the FTSE 350 have a high market capitalisation, making them safer investments with high liquidity.Avoid debt-laden companiesAnother way to choose a quality company that will go the distance is by avoiding debt-laden companies.Cineworld is an example of a company swimming in debt. It leveraged its debt to astronomical levels to expand its empire throughout North America. This was a risky play even in a bull run. It could prove catastrophic if the pandemic leads to a global recession. A Stocks and Shares ISA with a regular payment plan is an excellent way to take control of your finances. You can become a shareholder and start your path to wealth generation quickly and easily. Kirsteen 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. 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. Kirsteen Mackay | Thursday, 26th March, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! £100 a month to invest? I’d go for a Stocks and Shares ISA in Aprilcenter_img Enter Your Email Address 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. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaylast_img read more

first_imgProducts used in this ProjectDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ClassicSave this picture!© Rene de WitText description provided by the architects. The villa is situated close to the waters of the Reeuwijkse Plassen in a dutch village consisting of not much more than a narrow through road lined predominantly by large, free-standing houses standing on ‘islands’ created by the drainage ditches of the former peatland.Save this picture!© Rene de WitThe great attraction of this location lies in the vicinity of water and in the experience of this natural environment through the changing seasons. The villa’s completion represents the fulfilment of a long-held ambition of our clients, for whom a love of water has been an abiding theme of their lives.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe key starting points for the design were the natural setting, the relationship with the water, a timeless, abstract, minimalist design, and a state-of-the-art use of materials with a very high standard of detailing. In addition, the villa was required to meet high sustainability standards and to be a home for life, with provision for live-in care should that become necessary some time in the future.Save this picture!© Rene de WitConstruction on this lakeside site is subject to strict building regulations regarding the building’s footprint and height and the retention of view corridors between street and water. The outcome is an attractive ensemble consisting of the villa with external storage, partly in a basement, and free-standing guest quarters with a double garage and boathouse.       Save this picture!© Rene de WitThe villa’s layout is determined by the plot’s waterside location. This becomes immediately apparent upon entering the spacious central hall with its panoramic view of the lake. The main living areas, such as living room, dining room and kitchen, are on the south side, where they engage in a dialogue with the landscape via large, minimalist window units. The corner windows are designed to follow the lines of the water. The horizontal lines of the adjacent covered terrace reinforce this expansiveness, but also keep out the rays of the high summer sun, while admitting the welcome warmth of the lower standing sun in spring and autumn. Another important element in the balancing act between views and privacy is without doubt the cleverly designed patio with glass on three sides, which not only allows for visual contact between living room and street, but also provides a view of the bedroom and, vice versa, a view of the water from the bedroom. The patio is bordered by the master bedroom with walk-through closet and generous bathroom. Also on the ground floor are two studies and a second bedroom with en-suite bathroom that would in due course be suitable for a live-in carer.Save this picture!© Rene de WitThe routing and living experience in the villa is based on connecting inside and outside and making the constantly changing waterside landscape an integral part of everyday life. Thanks to the copious glass and open layout, the water has become part of life in the house.      Save this picture!© Rene de WitThe basement is accessible via a house lift and an open stair in the central hall. In addition to the technical equipment and storage space, it contains a third and fourth bedroom plus a wellness area complete with swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and a shower and toilet. Save this picture!Basament Floor PlanAt the beginning of the build, the clients decided to buy the adjoining parcel of land on which the guest quarters were subsequently built. As well as safeguarding the privacy of the villa’s side garden, this also made it possible to accommodate the double garage and boathouse that did not fit within the maximum allowable building envelope for the villa. The rotation of the guest quarters vis à vis the villa makes the latter’s side garden more private on the street side and more open towards the water. In essence, the layout of the guest quarters emulates that of the villa by prioritising the relationship with the water.Save this picture!© Rene de WitThe architecture is defined by the floating, sculptural forms, the wonderful sight lines, the luxurious sense of space and the strong indoor/outdoor relationship, which is fully attuned to the location, the sunlighting and the beautiful waterside garden.Save this picture!© Rene de WitThe combination of materials and the strong outlining of the large expanses of glass, as well as the overhangs and fluid curves are the focal points of this dream house. The materials are limited to a white insulated render facade system in combination with black aluminium frames, the only additional material being the pre-weathered pale grey zinc used in the guest quarters. The villa was custom-built using a traditional construction method, except for those parts of the house below ground, where the waterside location in peaty soil dictated the use of highly specialised foundation and construction techniques. The garden, including the hard surfacing and the unique, specially made entrance gates, was also designed by Lab32.      Save this picture!© Rene de WitThe interior is in perfect harmony with the villa and wholly in keeping with the minimalist aesthetic aspired to by the clients: clean-cut and pure design combined with high-specification materials.        Save this picture!© Rene de WitThe internal finishing is tautly minimalist, with pale floors that continue outside in the terraces and edgings, toughened glass doors and custom-made wall units and matching adjacent doors, partly in a robust dark aluminium with a warm look and feel, but white where they were required to blend with the wall. The kitchen was custom-designed by Bulthaup.The bathrooms were designed by Jos van Zijl using his own line of bathroom fittings. Jos was also responsible for the tiling and glass wall coverings, the interior doors by Rimadesio, various interior fittings and, together with Boley, the gas fire.   The lighting plan was designed by Lab32, with a lot of attention being paid to the integration of all the ancillary elements in the ceiling, such as speakers, ventilation slots, monitoring devices and the like. Most of the light fittings are from Deltalight.Save this picture!© Rene de WitAutomation and EnergyThanks to sophisticated home automation technology, all the systems and services installed in the villa can be operated remotely by means of centrally located touch screens, individual controls in the rooms or mobile devices. The villa is equipped with a geothermal heat pump in combination with heat recovery central heating and air conditioning systems. The sustainable underfloor heating and cooling system delivers a cosy indoor climate in winter and cooling in summer and can be individually regulated in each room.        Save this picture!© Rene de WitThe elevations and roofs are highly insulated and the large expanses of glass are triple glazed. Covered terraces and automatic sun roofs above the morning terrace and the patio make it possible to enjoy the sun’s heat whatever the season. The continuous rooflights, which impart a special ambience to the rooms below, are fitted with solar-control glass. Optimised services and a finely detailed building shell have delivered an energy-efficient and comfortable dwelling.Save this picture!© Rene de WitEvery detail has been designed and nothing has been left to chance. The result can justifiably be described as an exclusive bespoke suit that offers the ultimate in domestic comfort.Save this picture!© Rene de WitProject gallerySee allShow lessIttyblox Unveils Collection of Miniature 3D-Printed Parisian BuildingsArchitecture NewsPlaying the Housing Game for Profit: the British Volume Housebuilding ProjectArticles Share “COPY” The Netherlands Manufacturers: Sky-Frame, Dover Windows & Doors, Aluverre, d+b Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description G-House / Lab32 architecten “COPY” Houses Projects CopyHouses•The Netherlands G-House / Lab32 architectenSave this projectSaveG-House / Lab32 architecten Save this picture!© Rene de Wit+ 39 Share Area:  650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779858/g-house-lab32-architecten Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779858/g-house-lab32-architecten Clipboard Photographs Photographs:  Rene de Wit Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLab32 architectenOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on January 06, 2016Cite: “G-House / Lab32 architecten” 06 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?G别墅/ Lab32 architecten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 2015 Architects: Lab32 architecten Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Year: last_img read more

first_img  148 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis34 The Sun criticises fundraising firm for “aggressive sales techniques” against “old and vulnerable” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis34  147 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies face-to-face Fundraising Regulator Law / policy saw one named campaign manager signing up an 80-year-old woman to a regular gift despite her home displaying a ‘no cold calling’ sticker. This was justified because “doors with stickers are “perfect” and “best” because they don’t get knocked as much”.discovered fundraisers “often give donors the impression that they work directly for the charity rather than an agency”.was advised to focus on elderly people and service people for donations, the latter “because they’re used to following orders”.With a nod towards the company’s aim of employing people with a criminal record to help them rehabilitate themselves, the journalist also adds that he:witnessed five NEET Feet employees on three separate occasions smoking cannabis.heard some employees claiming still to be dealing drugsSo, the criticisms reflect the key issues highlighted by similar media investigations in 2015 of some charities and some of their agencies, namely:vulnerable donorscharity oversight of fundraising agenciesrespect for donors and how they are approachedThe investigation focuses on the journalist’s short experience at the agency. It does not include interviews with any of the donors or members of the public who encountered NEET Feet’s fundraisers, whether those named in the article or indeed those who were not found to act in the ways alleged. Given the importance of focusing on what the donor wants and expects – the Fundraising Regulator focuses on donors rather than charities – this is a notable absence in the investigation.Nor does the article make reference to the Fundraising Code of Practice.NEET FeetNEET Feet operates in Bristol, London, Glasgow and Cardiff. It is, according to The Sun, about to open an office in Swansea. It describes itself as ‘The Happiness Machine’.Its Facebook page has not been updated since October 2015, and it states “quality, long term donors and quality non-incentivised prospects are our service”. Its website consists of just two pages with little more than contact details.UK Fundraising asked the company for a response to The Sun’s allegations but we have not yet received a reply.Jeremy O’Neill, a direct of NEET Feet, told The Sun when confronted with the allegations:“We’re absolutely gutted to read what this investigation has allegedly uncovered.“We have launched an immediate investigation and have suspended all operations from Bristol. What you have told us is sickening and whilst this is an isolated few employees, nothing can condone these types of behaviours”.The Sun pointed out that he previously worked at NTT Fundraising, which was criticised in 2014 for some of its fundraising practices by Channel 4’s Dispatches programme, although the company hit back at the allegations. The Sun did note however that O’Neill left the company two years before the programme was aired.Based on the training that the journalist received, the company does have a policy on avoiding fundraising from vulnerable people, including not approaching people aged 75 or over.Charity partnersSave the Children, Unicef and Action for Children were quick to suspend or cancel their contracts with NEET Feet over the weekend after The Sun presented its allegations to them.The Children’s Trust and Hft also told The Sun that they would launch investigations themselves into the allegations.Fundraising RegulatorThe investigation was published just three days after the new Fundraising Regulator took responsibility for setting and maintaining the standards of charitable fundraising. The Regulator confirmed to The Sun that it is investigating the allegations with the relevant charities. The Sun has published details of its undercover investigation into NEET Feet, the face-to-face fundraising company. Its headline reads “‘HE LITERALLY MUGS THEM’ Charity firm hires drugged-up ex-criminals to ‘squash’ old and vulnerable for donations”.A journalist spent one month working undercover for the agency, which offers door-to-door, private site and events fundraising services.The journalist reported examples of disrespect towards donors and potential donors, including:NEET Feet fundraisers referring to people on low income council estates as “Jeremies”, referring to the Jeremy Kyle Show on TVreferring to potential donors as “trash”describing the process of signing people up to regular gifts as “squashing”In addition, he says that he was told during this training that “Morals in this job tend to piss off out the window.”Other allegationsThe journalist reports that he Advertisement Howard Lake | 11 July 2016 | 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.last_img read more

first_imgRally May 23 outside the Cudell Recreation Center, where 12-yearoldTamir Rice was killed by a cop six months ago.WW photo: Susan SchnurAfter the complete acquittal on May 23 of Cleveland killer cop Michael Brelo, the streets of Cleveland were thick with anger. Brelo was the main triggerman in the brutal police slaughter of unarmed African-Americans Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell on Nov. 29, 2012.Police fired at least 137 bullets into the Chevy that Russell was driving. Brelo fired 49 times, the most of all 13 police officers — none of them African American — involved in the killings. None of the others has even been charged for anything serious and only five for dereliction of duty. During the police barrage, after firing 34 shots, Brelo reloaded his Glock 17 (a machine gun in pistol form), jumped on the hood of Russell’s car and fired 15 more bullets into the lifeless bodies. Russell was hit a total of 23 times and Williams 24.The verdict was issued in a nonjury trial by Judge John P. O’Donnell. Although at least two bullet wounds were proven to be caused by Brelo’s gun, O’Donnell justified his ruling that Brelo was not guilty of voluntary manslaughter by saying it wasn’t proven that Brelo’s bullets killed the pair.Brelo was even found not guilty of felonious assault, which he clearly committed. The judge claimed Brelo’s actions were “constitutionally reasonable.” The most infuriating of O’Donnell’s statements implied that Brelo was the victim, “sacrificed” because of the public outcry on police killings around the country. (indychannel.com, May 23)It was an expected but still disgusting verdict. Hundreds of African-American youth and their anti-racist supporters demonstrated throughout the day. Fully equipped riot cops were deployed around downtown — which has been prettified while the neighborhoods of Cleveland are falling apart.A sit-down protest against the verdict also took place outside the Quicken Loans Arena, site of an Eastern Conference Finals game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks, on May 23.By nightfall, orders were given to break up the protests as angry demonstrators were getting too close to the playgrounds of the well-to-do. Seventy-one people were arrested and taken to an abandoned school building. The closed Aviation High School, once a popular magnet school where young people were trained for aerospace careers, is now a symbol of neglect of Cleveland’s youth.Throughout the day, pictures of young Tamir Rice were displayed. Tamir was the 12-year-old African American who was gunned down by a white cop outside a Cleveland recreation center in late November. It has been six months since Rice was fatally shot in cold blood, but his body has still not been released to the family for burial. The sheriff’s department, which is investigating Rice’s killing, claims they still have much work to do before presenting evidence to the prosecutor.How much can there be to investigate? The videotape showing the horrifying scene of his being shot two seconds after the police car approached him is on social media for all to view.No matter how long the investigation takes, the people of Cleveland are watching and waiting. They will not let go of their demands: Justice for Timothy and Malissa, justice for Tamir Rice and justice for Tanisha Anderson, killed by Cleveland police in front of her children.Martha Grevatt contributed to this ­article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img By Gary Truitt – Mar 29, 2018 Previous articleSenate Farm Bill Being Done in “Completely Bipartisan Way” on the Thursday Morning EditionNext articleSecretary Perdue Issues Statement on Plant Breeding Innovation Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Plantings Report Could Be a Shocker SHARE Thursday’s USDA report could bring some surprises to farmers, traders, and the market. Since corn and soybean acres make up the most acres of crops planted, they tend to get the most focus. At the USDA Outlook Forum last month, the USDA expected corn and soybean acres to be split at 90 million acres each. However, a lot has changed in a month with drought in the Plains, increased corn exports, and sluggish soybean exports.It is factors like these that could sway a farmer’s decision. According to Matt Bennett, owner of Bennett Consulting, there are some producers that think an increase of up to 3 million acres of soybeans could be possible, “The trade’s probably looking at maybe a 90.5 to 91 [million acres of] soybeans and maybe 89.5 [million acres] on corn. If you get above 91, 92 on soybeans, it could be something that would be a bit of a wet towel on the fire right now.”Looking at the long-term picture, if there are 89 million acres of corn planted, Bennett says this would be friendly. If there are that many soybean acres planted, he says it would be a hindrance, but it would make a rally tough.There are other crops looking to steal acres from the 180 million acres of corn and soybeans. Some producers are looking at planting spring wheat and cotton. “A lot of folks in the upper Midwest are saying this makes a bit more sense,” said Bennett. “The bottom line is 180+ [million acres] could happen—I don’t think it’s going to get a whole lot more than that though.”Watch for coverage on hoosieragtoday.com, and on HAT stations across the state. Facebook Twittercenter_img Source: Ag Web Facebook Twitter SHARE Plantings Report Could Be a Shockerlast_img read more

first_imgNews China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is today launching a new version of its Chinese-language website www.rsf-chinese.org in order to provide better information to Chinese-speakers. Access to the site was blocked inside China soon after its launch in 2005 but it has been getting tens of thousands of readers each year.The new version of the site has our press releases and reports about current press freedom issues, especially those that concern China, lots of information about the 2010 Nobel peace laureate, Liu Xiaobo, a frequently updated press review, photos that have not been published elsewhere, surprising interviews, and petitions for the release of journalists, bloggers and free speech defenders who are in prison in China.You can also follow the activities of Reporters Without Borders on this Chinese-language Twitter account: http://twitter.com/rsfasia2The Reporters Without Borders Chinese-language website can be accessed from within China by using proxies or VPNs. To learn how to circumvent censorship in a relatively simple manner, consult this Reporters Without Borders handbook: http://en.rsf.org/spip.php?page=article&id_article=33844Because press freedom cannot exist without you…http://rsf-chinese.org/ ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts Newscenter_img to go further Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific News Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more News December 22, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New version of Reporters Without Borders Chinese-language website goes online March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgNews March 10, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Eleven newspapers seized in less than a week Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent RSF_en SudanAfrica April 6, 2020 Find out more News Organisation Help by sharing this information Receive email alertscenter_img April 10, 2020 Find out more Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal Follow the news on Sudan Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the oppressive climate the Sudanese authorities are imposing on the media community. While the Constitutional Court’s decision on 5 March 2014 lifted the suspension measures taken against Al-Tayar newspaper almost two years ago, the Soudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) has seized eleven issues of newspapers over the past week.An NISS source, interrogated by the Sudan Tribune declared that the suspensions and confiscations of newspapers would continue unless the journalists respect the NISS’ instructions. It added that the newsrooms have been warned not to treat certain topics. “This belated Court’s decision, does appears somewhat worthless when one considers the general climate of the press in Sudan. The declarations made by the NISS tend to show that gagging measures are likely to continue and perspectives for freedom of information seem bleak,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of Reporters Without borders Africa Desk. “The series of confiscations of this past week are sadly only a drop in the ocean of arbitrary measures taken by the NISS against the media in Sudan. This particular harmful strategy of seizing already printed newspapers amounts to a de facto suspension of publications without having to come up with legal motives and while condemning these papers to a slow financial agony. Another side effect of this tactic is the self-censorship editors impose on themselves in order to avoid their papers being confiscated.” Kahn-Sriber added: “The fact that English language newspapers as well as traditionally pro-government papers have been seized lately shows that the Sudanese government is becoming more radical in its censorship. Despite President Omar al-Bashir’s call last January to respect human liberties, violations against freedom of the press are continuing. Through these practices, the Sudanese government continues to discredit itself in the eyes of its own population and of the international community. It is about time the Sudanese authorities put an end to the NISS’ arbitrary actions and take concrete measures to guarantee freedom of information.”On 8 March 2014, the pro-government newspaper Al Hurra, was confiscated for the fourth time in six days. On 5 March 2014, the Constitutional Court had cancelled the suspension until further notice of Al Tayar, ordered by NISS on 12 June 2012. While the motives for the suspension were never made official, a series of articles concerning corruption cases in the Cottons Group company are likely to have triggered the measure. The very same day, three newspapers were prevented from coming out : the copies of Al Hurra and Elaph, an independent newspaper focusing on economic issues , were seized, while Citizen, an English-language paper was forbidden from printing. Elaph had already been confiscated without official motivation by the INSS on 26 February. On Tuesday 4 March 2014 already, NISS had seized Al Jareed , Akhir Lahza and Al Sudani newspapers, which had already been confiscated earlier on 1st March. The day before, on 3 March, the copies of Al Sudani had been seized as well as that of Al Hurra and Al Ahram Al Youm. The intelligence services also had forbidden the columnist Haidar Kheirallah from writing until further notice. Several Sudanese media defence groups have denounced these multiple suspensions. Since the beginning of the year, the Sudanese authorities seem to have taken a hardened stance against the media, even targeting media traditionally known to be pro-government. According to these groups, the “red line” issues have multiplied over the past few months, making the journalists’ work even more difficult than before. It is impossible namely to talk about the military actions undertaken against dissident groups in Darfur, South Kordofan or the Blue Nile region. Reporters Without Borders has counted at least 18 confiscations or suspensions of newspapers in Sudan since January 2014. Sudan has been ranked 172nd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News News SudanAfrica to go further March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Your local health and human services news is made possible with support from: ITHACA, N.Y. — Need a rabies vaccine for your dog, cat or ferret? The Tompkins County Health Department has announced several clinics across Tompkins County where people can take their pets to get a free rabies vaccine.By state law, all dogs, cats and ferrets older than four months must have valid, current rabies vaccinations. Rabies is a virus transmitted through saliva of an infected animal and is fatal to humans. The health department says any mammal bite or scratch should be immediately and thoroughly washed with soap and water and reported to the Tompkins County Health Department at 274-6688.The risk of rabies is present locally. In 2018, there were 18 confirmed rabid animals in the county, according to the Tompkins County Health Department. The rabid animals included five raccoons, seven bats, three foxes, one skunk, one beaver and a woodchuck.Clinics will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the following dates and locations:Wednesday, May 1 at the Lansing Central Fire Station, 80 Ridge Rd., LansingThursday, May 2 at the Danby Fire Station, 1780 Danby Rd., IthacaWednesday, May 8 at the Tompkins County SPCA, 1640 Hanshaw Rd., IthacaThursday, May 9 at the Highway Garage in Enfield, 475 Enfield Main Rd.Wednesday, May 15 at the Ithaca Town Highway Garage, 106 Seven Mile Drive, IthacaYou can pre-register online for the clinics here. Walk-ins are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Tagged: rabies, tompkins county health department, vaccines If attending a clinic, bring your pet’s most recent vaccination certificate as proof of prior vaccination. The proof of vaccination is required to receive a three-year certificate for cats and dogs. If you do not have proof of prior vaccination, a one-year certificate will be issued. Ferrets must be vaccinated every year, the health department said in a news release.To protect yourself from rabies exposure, the health department offers the following reminders:Report the following incidents to the Tompkins County Health Department at 274-6688:All animal bites.Any human or pet contact with saliva or other potentially infectious material (brain tissue, spinal tissue, or cerebrospinal fluid) of wild animals or any animal suspected of having rabies.All bat bites, scratches, or any mere skin contact with a bat, or a bat in a room with a child, sleeping or impaired person.Call the Health Department prior to releasing a captured bat to determine if rabies testing is necessary.Avoid contact with any unfamiliar cats, dogs, and wild animals.Avoid handling pets or objects that may be contaminated with saliva from a potentially rabid animal without wearing protective gloves. If you have been exposed to saliva, wash your hands immediately with soap and water.Obtain the name, address and telephone number of the owner when bitten by a cat, dog or ferret.Keep pet vaccinations up-to-date.Featured image: Flickr Photo courtesy of Ted Murphy. Kelsey O’Connor Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connorlast_img read more

first_img Pinterest Buncrana Gardai detect motorist doing almost double speed limit News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter By News Highland – May 6, 2021 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+center_img Google+ Facebook A motorist has been detected travelling at almost double the speed limit in the Buncrana area.In response to complaints received from residents at Slavery, the Buncrana Roads Policing Unit conducted a number of speed checks in the area yesterday and a driver was subsequently caught doing a speed of 97KPH in a 50KPH zone.Gardai say people need to work together to ensure the county’s roads are safe places.They are urging people that if they are concerned about other areas and feel a speed check may be beneficial to contact them. WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Twitter Previous articleDepartment of Health calls for unity saying “Covid is the Enemy”Next articleMore investment needed to ensure full potential of Greencastle – MacLochlainn News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

first_img Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleThe Score 04/03/21Next articlePolice given extra time to question man over suspicious death in Derry News Highland Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Covid-19 incidence rate below national average in most areas of Donegal WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Facebookcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest By News Highland – March 5, 2021 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Twitter It’s emerged that on Monday last, five of Donegal’s seven electoral areas had 14 day Covid 19 incidence rates which were less than the national average.The national rate was 201 cases per 100,000 people, Lifford/Stranorlar and Donegal are the only areas where the rate is higher.Donegal had 113 cases, up 31 on the previous fortnight, giving it an incidence rate of 426.5 per 100,000 people, while Lifford/Stranorlar had 53 cases, and an incidence rate of 205.North Inishowen registered 20 cases, down nine, a rate of 118, while South Inishowen had 19 cases, down 17, giving it a rate of 85.Other areas saw increases in their figures, with Letterkenny’s case numbers rising from 23 to 51, giving it an incidence rate of 171.Milford’s numbers rose from eight to 14, giving it a rate of 102, while Glenties saw it’s total rise from 22 to 31, giving it a rate of 130.last_img read more