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Interest rates are low! 2 FTSE dividend stocks I’d buy

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. 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! Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Sunday, 10th May, 2020 | More on: CCH SVT Interest rates are low! 2 FTSE dividend stocks I’d buy tezcang 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. 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.center_img On 7 May, the Bank of England (BoE) decided to keep the main interest rate unchanged at 0.1%. The BoE website details the progressive decline of interest rates over several decades. As you can see, 0.1% is a record low. In the near future, no bank account will likely offer anything close to a real rate of return. Thus FTSE 100 dividend shares could be a good option for income investors. Let’s take a closer look. Dividends in drinksOur readers may know that legendary investor Warren Buffett has a large stake in The Coca-Cola Company. And my first pick is Coca Cola HBC AG  (LSE: CCH) which bottles Coca-Cola drinks for 28 countries, including most of Central and Eastern Europe.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…I believe CCH shares offer UK-based investors an alternative way to participate in the stability and growth of the US-headquartered multinational giant. The Coca‑Cola Company manufactures and sells concentrates to its bottling partners such as Coca Cola HBC.CCH is a big business, serving around 615m consumers across three continents. It manufactures, packages, and distributes the final products to its trade partners and consumers. Its portfolio has almost 300 brands. In addition to fizzy drinks, other still drinks (water, juices, tea, and energy drinks) make up over 30% of sales. Earlier this month, the drinks bottler released its trading update for the three-month period ended 27 March. Sales in April slumped by more than a third as restaurants and other public places that sell the products stayed closed. CEO Zoran Bogdanovic said of this: “After a strong start to 2020, March and especially April have been more difficult. [But] our strong balance sheet and liquidity position will support the company through this period”.Year-to-date (YTD), the shares are down about 25%, hovering around 1,915p. Its current dividend yield stands at 2.8%. The shares are expected to go ex-dividend in July. It also has a history of paying special dividends.I’d look to buy the dip.Demand for waterThe second company I’d like to highlight today is FTSE 100 member Severn Trent (LSE: SVT), one of the three listed water stocks in the UK. The utility group serves around 8m customers. Analysts at Morgan Stanley recently identified several stocks as key picks in uncertain times. And SVT was one of them. This is because no matter how the economy fares in the near future, we’ll all need to continue using water and other utilities in our daily lives.As you research companies that are likely to keep paying dividends in the coming months, it will be important to see if a company’s earnings can support the payout. In March. SVT’s management said the utility group “will deliver full-year trading performance in line with previous guidance”. These words are likely to bring relief to dividend-seeking shareholders.On a separate note, utility companies tend to carry high levels of debt on their balance sheets. Therefore, lower rates may mean a positive boost to their bottom lines.YTD the stock is down about 4% and its price is hovering around 2,425p. Its recent decline has pushed the dividend yield to about 3.9% and SVT shares are expected to go ex-dividend in June.In 10 days’ time, Severn Trent will release 2019/20 full-year results. I’d analyse the metrics at that time and consider buying this utility stock, especially if the share price declines in the coming weeks. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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Seminary of the Southwest: Honorary degree recipients will include Presiding…

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Michael Curry People, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Seminary of the Southwest] Seminary of the Southwest will hold its sixty-fifth commencement on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Drive in Austin. The preacher at the Holy Eucharist will be the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, bishop of the Diocese of Chicago.Southwest celebrates men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the church through their leadership and example. This year, honorary degree recipients will be Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry; Secretary of the Diocese of Texas Canon John Logan; and educator, worker for justice and founding member of Austin’s St. James’ Episcopal Church, Bertha Sadler Means.The seminary will award master’s degrees in divinity, religion, counseling, chaplaincy and pastoral care and spiritual formation and diplomas in Anglican studies and in theological studies.Monday evening, May 23, family and friends of the graduates will gather for Evensong in Christ Chapel on the seminary campus at 6:00 p.m. A reception honoring the graduates follows the service. Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Apr 13, 2016 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest: Honorary degree recipients will include Presiding Bishop The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Tagslast_img read more

Anglicans worldwide work to provide support, care for refugees

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA World Refugee Day Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Anglicans worldwide work to provide support, care for refugees [Anglican Communion News Service] June 20 is World Refugee Day, when the world is called to remember the millions of individuals fleeing their countries as refugees and the millions more internally displaced people stranded within their country with no home to go to.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby released a statement calling on the church to lift up these millions of people in their prayers, and he reflected on ministry to refugees that he had seen on his travels.“My heart continues to break for over 68 million men, women and children who have risked their lives to escape conflict, violence and oppression,” he said. “In my prayers I also remember the extraordinary welcome and support for refugees that I have seen during visits to Sudan, Uganda, Jordan and other countries. In your prayers today, please take some time to remember what it means that God came to us in the vulnerability of a child whose life was in danger.”Read the full article here. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Posted Jun 20, 2018 Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL center_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Refugees Migration & Resettlement, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC last_img read more

House HC / Wim Heylen

first_img Area:  160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880405/house-hc-wim-heylen Clipboard CopyHouses•Ghent, Belgium “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880405/house-hc-wim-heylen Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House HC / Wim Heylen Architects: Wim Heylen Area Area of this architecture project Projects ArchDaily Belgium House HC / Wim HeylenSave this projectSaveHouse HC / Wim Heylen Save this picture!© Wim Heylen+ 18 Share 2017 Manufacturers: Kingspan Insulated Panels, Sapa Building System International NV, Alwitra, Evalastic, Natu-roof, StarbeadsArchitect In Charge:Wim HeylenCity:GhentCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Wim HeylenRecommended ProductsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The terraced house is located in a housing project from ’58 in Wondelgem, Belgium. The project has the typical combination of identical row houses with alternately mirrored ground plans. All of them have a single-storey extension and a semi-private road at the back of the plot connecting the various garages and garden storages. Over the years many residents have filled up the open space between the extensions with verandas and secondary buildings, and by thus have lost relationship with the exterior space.Save this picture!Unfolded FacadeFor this reason, the veranda, a secondary extension and the garden storage of this rowhouse were broken down. The building was returned to its original state as the starting point of the new volume. It connects with the main structure across the entire width of the plot, but then works towards the line of the original extension and opens again towards the garden. Due to this compression and decompression of interior and exterior space, the house unfolds into the garden and brings green and daylight into the interior, without the use of light domes or patios. Because of this configuration, the interior space could be orientated as desired: the dining area turns towards the west to capture the evening sun. The terrace is a continuation of this movement: it flows from the interior floor into a path to the dirt road.Save this picture!© Wim HeylenThe total experience differs from the expected look and feel of a row house through the wide parama offered by the unfolded façade: it is not a row house with tunnel view, but .one with different spaces in an open relationship with each other and the exteriorSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!DiagramThe architect deliberately chose to preserve the atmosphere of the existing home. Kitchen, dining room and bathroom were the focus point of the renovation, the remaining spaces could maintain virtually unchanged. On the ground floor, the new extension is in symbiosis with the existing house; rather than making a break with the past, a reference was made to specific materials and elements to bring the past and present together. The bricks of the demolition were recycled and crown the concrete structure as a continuation of the back facade of the main building. The flagstones of the terrace and the kitchen breathe the spirit of ’58.Save this picture!© Wim HeylenIn the same sense, the plan of the upper floor remained largely preserved, but the bathroom was moved to a new, broader location. This space is further increased visually by a parallel placement of mirrors that create an infinite replay of reflections. Behind one of these mirrors a wall curves around the bath creating a shower space.Project gallerySee allShow lessPlayful Animation Tells the Story of Humankind’s Quest for a Perfect CityArchitecture NewsDeaconry Bethanien / E2ASelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeWim HeylenOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGhentBelgiumPublished on November 18, 2017Cite: “House HC / Wim Heylen” 18 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Buffalo protests hit union busting

first_imgThe Western New York SPoT Coffee chain has become the center of a pro-union protest now in its second week. Union solidarity with organizing drive at coffee chainFollowing the successful unionization of its Rochester location in May, SPoT fired Phoenix Cerny and Phil Kneitinger for attempting to bring the union to Buffalo shops. The company also fired store manager Lukas Weinstein for standing in solidarity with his co-workers and refusing to give the names of those attending union meetings. The company has given no other pretext for terminations. The workers’ reaction has been swift. Picket lines at SPoT locations around Buffalo were set up by SPoT employees and the organization Workers United, which now represents the Rochester shop. Their first demonstration, on July 4, was attended by around 50 picketers, including friends, co-workers, union activists and other comrades in the class struggle. The demonstration was met with near-constant enthusiasm from motorists and passersby, and the momentum carried to pickets at other SPoT locations in the city.“We’re here to tell our community what had happened, and that it was wrong,” said Cerny at the third picket, “and that we are going to continue to fight for our right to organize.” In addition to getting information out, Cerny added that the workers were “collecting signatures for a petition and contact information in the event that [they] decide to push forward with a boycott with support from the community.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Retrial court urged to acquit when issuing verdict tomorrow

first_img EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News Help by sharing this information Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Organisation January 22, 2021 Find out more July 29, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Retrial court urged to acquit when issuing verdict tomorrow Follow the news on Egypt RSF_en to go further They are Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who were freed on bail, and Peter Greste, an Australian citizen who was deported back to his country of origin under a presidential decree in February. All three were arrested in December 2013.“These Al-Jazeera journalists must be acquitted at this second trial,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Middle East and Maghreb desk.“They should never have been tried in the first place because they were unjustly arrested and charged just for doing their job. The entire world has its eyes turned on Egypt because this is a decisive trial for media freedom. It is unfair, politically-motivated trials, not journalists, that tarnish the country’s reputation.”At the first trial, Fahmy and Greste were sentenced to seven years in prison, while Mohamed got ten years. On the grounds of a lack of evidence, the Court of Cassation requested a retrial in January.The Egyptian authorities have had the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera in their sights ever since the start of the popular uprising in 2011. In Egypt, Al-Jazeera is regarded as the mouthpiece of the Qatari government and biased in favour of the Muslim Brotherhood, which was declared a “terrorist organization” in December 2013.The pro-government media refer to the Al-Jazeera journalists as the “Marriott cell” after the name of the hotel where they were arrested in December 2013. The international outcry about their arrest and trial has been a constant source of embarrassment for the government, which has repeatedly cited national security and the need to combat terrorism as grounds for silencing dissident journalists.A new anti-terrorism bill that is awaiting President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s approval has received strong criticism from the journalists’ union and international organizations. Under the initial version of article 33 of the bill, journalists could have been sentenced to two years in prison if their coverage of terrorist attacks strayed from the official account. In an amended version, the jail term has been replaced by a heavy fine of 200,000 to 500,000 Egyptian pounds (23,000 to 58,000 euros).With at least 15 journalists currently detained in connection with their work, Egypt is the world’s fourth biggest prison for media personnel (after China, Eritrea and Iran). It is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.RSF has launched an awareness campaign on the social networks about their trial and the situation of journalists in Egypt: EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 6, 2021 Find out more News An Egyptian court is due to issue its long-awaited verdict tomorrow in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists accused of collaborating with a terrorist organization and disseminating false news reports. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the acquittal of these journalists, who were released in February after being held for more than 400 days. February 1, 2021 Find out more News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Receive email alertslast_img read more

Is freedom of information a collateral victim of Ebola virus?

first_img On 7 August, Liberia’s supreme court ruled in favour of a petition filed by the Press Union of Liberia and ordered the reopening of the National Chronicle newspaper “with immediate effect.” Reporters Without Borders hails this decision, which comes nearly a year after the authorities closed the newspaper.————————— RSF_en Receive email alerts Organisation Reports News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News Help by sharing this information June 12, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa to go further LiberiaAfrica RSF urges Liberian authorities to investigate threats against journalists LiberiaAfrica Follow the news on Liberia September 8, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Is freedom of information a collateral victim of Ebola virus? December 16, 2020 Find out more News As the Ebola virus continues to spread in Liberia, the authorities have reinforced their control over the national media in the past three weeks although the free flow of news and information is essential to controlling this public health crisis.Will freedom of information be one of the Ebola epidemic’s collateral victims? The Press Union of Liberia wrote to justice minister Christiana Tah on 4 September voicing alarm about the recent violations of freedom of information.The national newspapers have been repeatedly obstructed since the start of the Ebola outbreak. The investigative daily FrontPage Africa was ordered to turn off its generator. The police questioned the editors of Women Voices. A curfew has prevented reporters from going out at night. And the National Chronicle has been closed for the past three weeks.The Press Union of Liberia’s letter to the justice minister stressed that journalists wanted to help combat the Ebola epidemic and deplored the fact the media’s role in this national crisis was being restricted and blocked.“We support the Press Union of Liberia’s response to these disturbing developments,” Reporters Without Borders assistant research director Virginie Dangles said. “Such media freedom violations are unacceptable. Liberia’s public health crisis must not be used as a pretext for cracking down on the media. On the contrary, the media need to be involved as much as possible, to provide the population with constant information about the state of the epidemic, the government’s response and the preventive measures being adopted.”The police went to FrontPage Africa’s headquarters on 1 September and ordered it to turn off its generator on the grounds that it was causing pollution. This made it impossible to produce and print the newspaper. Nearby companies were nonetheless allowed to continue using their generators.FrontPage Africa was previously closed for months, from August to November 2013, and its editor, Rodney Sieh, was detained.Police questioned Women Voices editor Helen G. Nah on 30 August about a story in the previous day’s issue headlined “Police accused of Ebola money corruption: junior officers crying foul of unfair distribution of operation money.” Although no charge was brought against her, she was interrogated for several hours.The ability to do investigative reporting has been considerably reduced for the past several weeks. When proclaiming a state of emergency at the start of August, President Elaine Johnson Sirleaf warned that certain rights, including media rights, would be curtailed. A curfew was then imposed on 19 August, preventing everyone, including journalists, from going out after 9 pm.On 14 August, five days before the introduction of the curfew, police raided the National Chronicle, broke down its front door, released teargas inside, seized two computers and arrested news editor Emmanuel Mensah, computer technician Emmanuel Logan and copy editor Philibert S. Browne. Roughed up at the time of their arrest, the three journalists were later released.The newspaper, which has been closed ever since the raid, had recently published a series of articles critical of the president’s son Fumba Sirleaf, who heads the National Security Agency.The day that the National Chronicle was closed down, information minister Lewis Brown had asked journalists to restrict their coverage.“We are in a state of emergency,” he said. “We’re beginning to see all sorts of reports as if we are in normal times. Please, please, if you cannot help us, don’t hurt us. That’s the last warning you will ever hear from me.”Liberia is ranked 89th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(photo: Christiana Tah, justice minister of Liberia) November 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Myanmar junta now publishing lists of wanted journalists

first_img May 26, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Armed conflictsImprisonedInternetFreedom of expressionExiled mediaJudicial harassment to go further US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Follow the news on Myanmar RSF_en News Amid continuing protests against the 1 February coup d’état, the military took their crackdown to a new level on 4 April when they began publishing lists of journalists wanted for providing information about the pro-democracy protests, along with well-known figures wanted for publicly voicing support for the protests. May 31, 2021 Find out more News News Two journalists were added to the list on 17 April: Soe Zaya Tun of Reuters and freelancer Lumin Thuang Tun. Democratic Voice of Burma’s Nay Zaw Naing and freelancer Htoo Kyaw Win had been added three days before that. Along with their names, the authorities provide Facebook account details, profile photos and addresses. “After targeting journalists covering protests, the military have gone a step further and are now brazenly arresting anyone from the media world and anyone daring to contradict the propaganda they are trying to impose on the public,” RSF spokesperson Pauline Adès-Mével said. “It is time the international community reacted. The military authorities must stop violating press freedom in an attempt to hide their worst abuses against civilians from the world.” The latest list of “Those spreading news to affect state stability” is broadcast every evening on TV news programmes and is published in the print media. Those named are “charged under Section 505 A” of the penal code, which penalises the dissemination of information contrary to the interests of the armed forces and carries a possible three-year jail sentence. Myo Myat Myat Pan, a former Myitkyina News Journal journalist who had not worked for this outlet since the start of March, was arrested at her home on the evening of 14 April by plainclothes police. According to Reporting Asean’s tally, she is one of the total of 35 journalists currently held in Myanmar, of a total of 65 journalists arrested since 1 February. Help by sharing this information Since Gen. Min Aung Hlaing took over, the military authorities have gradually brought all means of communication and information under their control. Privately-owned TV and radio news stations have been suspended. Only entertainment can be broadcast. And satellite dishes that can be used to receive foreign TV news channels have been banned in some regions since the start of March. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community to react to the Myanmar military’s latest attempts to impose complete control over news and information, which have taken a new turn in the past two weeks with the publication of lists of wanted journalists as well as more arbitrary arrests of journalists. Anyone participating in the dissemination of information not to the liking of the military authorities is exposed to the threat of arbitrary arrest or violence. On 2 April, 11 people were detained at a Yangon market for answering questions by a CNN TV crew which had exceptionally received permission by the military to come and cover the situation in Myanmar. Eight of the 11 were released after three days, but the other three are still being held. Communications disconnected Arbitrary arrests Even former journalists are now being persecuted. Although they had stopped working after the coup, Thin Thin Aung, the co-founder of the Mizzima news agency, and one of her former employees, James Phu Thoure, were arrested on 8 April and have been held ever since although no charges have been brought against them. Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar April 19, 2021 – Updated on April 29, 2021 Myanmar junta now publishing lists of wanted journalists RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts As well as journalists, the list also includes well-known actors and singers and social media personalities, who have had to go into hiding or flee the country to avoid arrest. One of the journalists wanted by the military, Myanmar Post editor Zin Thaw Naing, was not so lucky. He was arrested on 5 April. News The latest journalist to be arrested is Japanese freelancer Yuki Kitazumi, who was arrested yesterday and was taken via a police station to Insein prison, which is notorious for being used to jail media figures. At least 19 journalists have been named. They include Mratt Kyaw Thu, a well-known freelancer who recently told RSF about the threat to journalists since the coup, Frontier Myanmar and VOA columnist Sithu Aung Myint and DVB TV anchor Ye Wint Thu. Organisation Internet access is now only possible via a fixed-line connection and is disconnected every day from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m., posing major problems for transmitting and accessing information in the remoter parts of the country, especially for journalists working there. The junta led by general Min Aung Hlaing (left) publishes updated lists of wanted journalists, as this one released by the English version of state-owned newspaper New Light of Myanmar (photos : Reuters – Global New Light of Myanmar). Myanmar is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index. Every evening at 8 p.m., state-owned MRTV broadcasts a new list of persons wanted by the authorities for disseminating information that endangers state stability (photo: Detained Journalists Information Myanmar – Facebook) MyanmarAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Armed conflictsImprisonedInternetFreedom of expressionExiled mediaJudicial harassment last_img read more

Five things you need to know today, May 8

first_img Facebook Chaplain Dr. Farrell Ard, Director of Pastoral Care at Medical Center Hospital, conducts a Blessing of the Hands ceremony with the Medical Center Hospital 8-Central Nurses Station staff Monday, May 7th, 2018. Ard and 20 additional clergy will spend time this week conducting Blessing of the Hands ceremonies in conjunction with National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week. This is the 13th year that MCH has conducted Blessing of the Hands ceremonies. Previous articleOdessa police investigating fatal crash in Southeast OdessaNext articleMan charged in 4-year-old homicide investigation admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook By admin – May 8, 2018 OC employee of the year always learning Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, May 8. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. The Odessa City Council is scheduled to meet behind closed doors today for the first time since committing to reforms of the way they conduct such meetings in a March settlement stemming from a lawsuit filed last year by the Odessa American.2. State Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, has delivered a letter to Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath expressing his support of the proposed partnership between Ector County Independent School District and Ector Success Academy Network for the operation of Ector Middle School.3. The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet in a work study session at 6 p.m. today at the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave.4. A Midland man is dead following a major crash that occurred early this morning in Southeast Odessa.5. Odessa police arrested three women during the weekend in connection with separate investigations of child endangerment. Pinterest Twittercenter_img Home Local News Five things you need to know today, May 8 WhatsApp 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Twitter WhatsApp Local News Five things you need to know today, May 8 ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Southern Style Potato SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Man, woman charged with possession of meth, ecstasy, marijuana

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Amora Stephens A 40-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were arrested with possession of methamphetamine, ecstasy and marijuana.Lacoy Oshay Hawkins, 40, was charged with possession of a controlled substance of more than four grams and less than 200 grams, a second-degree felony, possession of a controlled substance of more than one gram and less than four grams, a third-degree felony, failure to identify fugitive with the intent to give false information, a class A misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor.Amora Marquet Stephens, 28, was charged with possession of a controlled substance of more than four grams and less than 200 grams, a second-degree felony, possession of a controlled substance of more than one gram and less than four grams, a third-degree felony, possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor.Hawkins was also charged with going off bond from assault by strangulation (family violence), a third-degree felony, and continuous family violence (family violence), a third-degree felony, from May 8.Officers were conducting a special assignment in the 2100 block of West 15th Street at 2:54 p.m. Monday because of reported drug activity in the area, the Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed.Officers saw a 2008 silver and red Chevrolet HHR stop at one of the residences that officers were watching, the affidavit stated. The HHR picked up a person and took off. Officers followed the HHR.As the HHR was traveling west in the 3100 block of West 16th Street, officers reportedly stated the vehicle’s insurance was unconfirmed. A traffic stop was conducted.The driver, identified as Stephens, stated the HHR was uninsured and she didn’t have proof of financial responsibility, the affidavit stated. The front right passenger identified himself as 33-year-old Lamarcus Owens.Officers asked Stephens if there was anything illegal in the HHR and she stated there shouldn’t be, the affidavit detailed. Stephens reportedly gave consent to search the vehicle.Officers located several clear plastic baggies wrapped in a black handkerchief that was in Stephens’ purse, the affidavit stated. Two of the clear plastic baggies contained a white crystal like substance that reportedly field tested positive for meth. There was one plastic baggy that contained a green crystal like substance that also reportedly field tested positive for meth.There were two plastic baggies that contained multicolored pills that field tested positive for ecstasy and two plastic baggies containing a green leafy substance known to be marijuana, the affidavit detailed.There were 19.2 grams of meth and 15 ecstasy pills that weigh three grams, the affidavit stated.Officers also found out that Owens’ real name was Hawkins and that he several warrants out of Ector County, the affidavit detailed. Hawkins initially stated the narcotics in the HHR were his.Officers read Hawkins his Miranda Warning and he stated he understood his rights and was willing to talk to officers, the affidavit stated. Officers asked Hawkins of all the narcotics that were found in the HHR which were his, he refused to talk to officers.Stephens was also read her Miranda Warning and she stated she understood her rights and was willing to talk to officers, the affidavit stated. Stephens stated she had no knowledge of the narcotics that were found in her purse and she believed Hawkins put them there.Stephens and Hawkins were arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. Stephens has three bonds totaling $65,500, while Hawkins has six bonds totaling $126,500, jail records show. Stephens and Hawkins were both in custody as of Tuesday afternoon. Facebook By Odessa American – February 24, 2021 Twittercenter_img Local News Man, woman charged with possession of meth, ecstasy, marijuana Facebook TAGS  Pinterest Previous articleCity may want TxDOT help for GrantNext articleMacee Mack Odessa Americanlast_img read more