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3 UK shares I’d buy in an ISA to get rich during a 2021 bull market

first_img Royston Wild | Saturday, 19th December, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 3 UK shares I’d buy in an ISA to get rich during a 2021 bull market Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” It’s too early to claim that a strong economic recovery is around the corner. There are plenty of issues on top of Covid-19 that could derail a UK share price recovery in 2021.That said, it’s certainly worth considering which stocks could rocket in value during the next 12 months. There are many UK shares which could soar in value should the economic rebound take hold.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…It seems, in fact, like UK share investors are already investing with a view to riding an economic recovery. As AJ Bell investment director Russ Mould recently commented, “Investors seem to be looking for cheap recovery stocks rather than highly-priced havens which offer greater earnings reliability.“The theory is the long-awaited vaccines will prompt a bounce in economic activity, with the result that corporate profits and dividends will rise faster in 2021 at those firms whose business models suffered the most at the hands of the pandemic in 2020.”3 great UK shares for a new bull marketHere’s a cluster of cyclical UK shares I’d happily buy in an ISA for a 2021 stock market recovery:#1: Ryanair HoldingsA breakthrough on a Covid-19 vaccine could see airlines like Ryanair Holdings among the best-performing UK shares in 2021. There is considerable pent-up demand for holidays following ongoing coronavirus lockdowns. It’s likely that travel stocks will enjoy strong demand from business travellers as economic conditions improve too. And I think Ryanair is one of the better ways to play this theme. As Morgan Stanley recently commented, it has the ability to ramp up capacity faster than most of its peers to exploit the recovery. It also has “ample liquidity to fund cash losses if recovery takes longer”, providing investors with a layer of security.#2: ITVAdvertising spending always picks up significantly when signs of an economic recovery emerge. It’s a phenomenon that broadcasters STV Group and ITV have already reported in recent months. And it’s one of the reasons I’d buy the latter — until recently an established member of the FTSE 100 — in my ISA. But it’s not the only reason. The mass rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine will also enable the company’s ITV Studios arm to spring back into action again. ITV’s production unit has witnessed extraordinary revenues growth in recent years.#3: WPPNaturally the recovery in advertising budgets bodes well for UK shares like WPP. I like this FTSE 100 ad agency as it has the scale to exploit these improving market conditions to the max. And I’ve been encouraged by its plans announced this week to double-down on fast-growing areas like commerce, experience, and technology to help it ride exciting phenomena like e-commerce. It plans to achieve this through heavy organic investment and significant acquisition activity, it said. I think these moves  should electrify profits growth in this new decade. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Royston Wild Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

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The Restaurant Group share price: is now the time to 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. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Zaven Boyrazian | Saturday, 6th March, 2021 | More on: RTN But there is another company that caught my eye that no one else seems to have noticed… The Restaurant Group share price: is now the time to buy? Covid-19 impact on the Restaurant Group share priceRestaurant Group, as the name suggests, is an operator of restaurants and pubs around the UK. In fact, it’s the UK’s largest independent restaurant company, with nine popular brands, including Wagamama, Frankie & Benny’s, and Brunning & Price. In total, it has over 500 sites, with each brand offering a different set of delicacies from around the world.There’s no question that Covid-19 has decimated the hospitality industry. With all its sites being closed down at the height of the pandemic, the Restaurant Group share price plummeted by nearly 70% within a matter of months.Since then, things have improved, and the share price is now almost back to pre-pandemic levels. As of July last year, nearly all of its sites reopened, with 200 offering a delivery and takeaway option. Also, something that I find quite reassuring is despite the continuous disruptions, Wagamama restaurants achieved 11% growth in Q3 sales.Many of these restaurants were closed once more following the Christmas lockdown. But it’s encouraging to see the firm quickly rebooting itself and achieving growth at the same time. This certainly makes me hopeful for the Restaurant Group share price when its locations open once again in April.Risks to considerThe firm appears to have adapted well to the Covid-19 environment. But it certainly suffered some damage. 125 of its locations have been shut down permanently, with another 85 potentially closing depending on rent negotiations.In addition, Restaurant Group has borrowed more money from its credit facilities to help keep the lights on.What I find particularly concerning is that a significant amount of debt is maturing in 2022. Given the chaos caused by the pandemic, it’s very likely that the company will have to refinance the loan. Let’s suppose infection rates rise and the government’s timeline is extended. In that case, the refinancing terms could become very restrictive on the company, with the Restaurant Group share price suffering for it.Another risk to consider is Brexit. The business’s supply chain extends into Europe, which with the new custom checks coming in place, could cause significant delays. New suppliers can eventually be found to fulfil orders within the UK. But until then, many of its sites could likely lose revenue as customers may not be able to order certain menu items.The bottom linePersonally, I’m not particularly convinced that Restaurant Group is a good investment for me, even at the current share price.The hospitality industry is tough to thrive in, and I simply believe there are far better opportunities to profit from the market recovery. Therefore, it’s not a stock I’ll be adding to my portfolio any time soon. 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Image source: Getty Images center_img The UK government announced its plans to ease lockdown restrictions in England last month, causing the Restaurant Group (LSE:RTN) share price to jump by nearly 10%. Under this new timeline, restaurants and pubs are set to reopen their doors to dine-in guests as of April this year.Needless to say, this is fantastic news for Restaurant Group and the hospitality sector in general. So should I consider adding the stock to my portfolio? Let’s take a look.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… Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! 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Cantala / SJB

first_imgSave this picture!© Aaron Puls+ 23 Share CopyAbout this officeSJBOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCaulfield NorthAustraliaPublished on September 15, 2017Cite: “Cantala / SJB” 15 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?整体设计:Cantala 住宅区 / SJB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 “COPY” Cantala / SJB Cantala / SJBSave this projectSaveCantala / SJB Year:  ArchDaily Manufacturers: Archclad, Austral Bricks, Biowood, Archclad Express Panel Projects Photographs:  Aaron Puls Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: SJB Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879581/cantala-sjb Clipboard Australiacenter_img Area:  7000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2016 CopyApartments•Caulfield North, Australia Apartments Lead Architect: Tristan Wong Photographs Collaboration:Jack MerloClient / Developer:Icon CoCity:Caulfield NorthCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aaron PulsText description provided by the architects. An angular timber form appears to float at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in Caulfield. Set amid a mix of period and contemporary residences, this elegant, sculptural element is the first of many slow reveals offered up by the recently completed SJB residential project, Cantala.Save this picture!Landscaping / Site planSave this picture!MasterplanA residential development is revealed comprising 25 multi-storey townhouses and a block of 44 low-rise apartments. At Cantala, SJB has struck a beautiful balance between the best of contemporary place-making and the sought-after aesthetics of leafy Melbourne suburbia.Save this picture!© Aaron PulsOne of Cantala’s most impressive slow reveals is the fact the entire development is walkable. By freeing up ground level space usually given to vehicles, SJB could focus more on creating places for people. This decision enabled the introduction of a series of connected paths and courtyards within the site.Taking subtle cues from the art deco buildings found along nearby Dandenong Road, Cantala’s apartment building facade is all about maximising visual appeal and minimising visual impact.Save this picture!© Aaron PulsCantala’s neighbourhood vibe is emphasised by the fact that many townhouse residents take their address from these internal streets.  Public thoroughfares running along one edge of the site and leading through to the Dandenong Road trams has been used as a kind of internal convergence point for both apartment and townhouse residents.Save this picture!© Aaron PulsComplementing its naturally light exterior, the apartment building’s lobby features a triple-height glazed entry that draws residents into the building, acting as a welcoming lantern at night. Not just a dramatic entrance, it brings indoors Cantala’s focus on health and wellbeing by encouraging residents to use the stairs rather than the lift.Save this picture!© Aaron PulsCantala questions the typology of living and challenges the notion of public versus private. It also challenges the notion of what a building or an apartment building or townhouse should look like. “COPY” Project gallerySee allShow lessGunung Sahari House / WEN Urban OfficeSelected ProjectsDowntown Santa Monica Hotels / Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio + Gene Fong AssociatesSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Caulfield North VIC 3161, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879581/cantala-sjb Clipboardlast_img read more

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Dame Judi Dench is new Patron of Talking Newspapers charity

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people Volunteering Howard Lake | 14 June 2006 | News  20 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Dame Judi said: “The Talking Newspaper Association is providing a really worthwhile service, and I hope that I can help them with their fundraising and increase awareness of this vital service”.center_img Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe winning actress Dame Judi Dench is the new Patron of the Talking Newspaper Association of the United Kingdom.The East Sussex-based Association operates National Talking Newspapers and Magazines (TNAUK), which provides more than 250 newspapers and magazines on subscription to blind and partially sighted people throughout the UK and beyond, through the use of audio CD, tape and digital services. In addition, it recently introduced the DAISY service which uses compressed digital audio enabling up to forty hours of audio content on a single CD, making it easier to navigate between subjects, publications and articles. Advertisement Dame Judi Dench is new Patron of Talking Newspapers charity 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

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Red Cross grabs disaster money, fails to serve

first_imgRed Cross promises are empty, as is this truck.Over mainstream and social media, the American Red Cross is generating an avalanche of fundraising commercials for donations for both the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston as well as for Hurricane Irma in Florida. A host of well-heeled celebrities, including former President Barack Obama, have called on the public to empty their wallets and donate to this massive “nonprofit” charity.As of Sept. 14, the Red Cross had raised more than $300 million in donations for hurricane relief from both storms. (WRAL.com, Sept. 14) Of course, some of the money is tax-deductible donations from such corporations as Chase, ExxonMobil and Dow Chemical, as well as wealthy individuals. But much of it comes from individual donations by concerned workers.The Red Cross bonanza has raised skeptical voices even from such capitalist mouthpieces as the New York Times, whose Aug. 30 editorial called the Red Cross a “master of promotion” in management of funds. The Times cited “media reports documenting the Red Cross’s disaster relief failures — including after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy and the Haiti earthquake.”A blistering 2015 report from ProPublica and National Public Radio documented the criminal relief failure of the ARC after it raised nearly half a billion dollars for the terrible Haiti earthquake that killed up to 316,000 people, injured 300,000 and displaced 1.5 million people from their homes. (cnn.com, Dec. 28)“The Red Cross says it has provided homes to more than 130,000 people. But the actual number of permanent homes the group has built in all of Haiti: six,” reported ProPublica. “The Red Cross kept soliciting money well after it had enough for the emergency relief. … Doctors Without Borders, in contrast, stopped fundraising off the earthquake after it decided it had enough money. The donations to the Red Cross helped the group erase its more than $100 million deficit.” (propublica.com, June 15, 2015)A 2014 article from ProPublica and NPR stated: “The Red Cross botched key elements of its mission after [the 2012 hurricanes] Sandy and Isaac, leaving behind a trail of unmet needs and acrimony. … Red Cross officials at national headquarters in Washington, D.C., compounded the charity’s inability to provide relief by ‘diverting assets for public relations purposes,’ as one internal report puts it. Distribution of relief supplies, the report said, was ‘politically driven.’” (propublica.com, Oct. 29, 2014)The expose continued: “During Isaac, Red Cross supervisors ordered dozens of trucks usually deployed to deliver aid, to be driven around nearly empty instead, ‘just to be seen,’ one of the drivers, Jim Dunham, recalls. ‘We were sent way down on the Gulf with nothing to give,’ Dunham says. The Red Cross’s relief effort was ‘worse than the storm.’”When Hurricane Isaac struck Louisiana and Mississippi, 90 percent of Red Cross workers assigned, some 460 volunteers, were kept for days in non-affected Tampa, where the Republican National Convention was being held.When Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast in 2012, the Red Cross raised some $312 million to fund relief. “But while its fundraising was torrential, its disaster response was a trickle,” the 2014 ProPublica article states. Instead, public relations was its priority, with multiple officials complaining that relief vehicles and key relief workers were tied up at press conferences, while neighborhoods along the beaches, like the Rockaways, couldn’t get food and drinkable water.A senior Red Cross official recalled that “an emergency response vehicle was dispatched to an early December photo-op with supermodel Heidi Klum to tour affected areas with Red Cross supplies: ‘Did you know it takes a Victoria’s Secret model five hours to unload one box off a truck?’ the official said. ‘I was so mad.’”The American Red Cross is a huge nonprofit corporation employing 26,000 workers, with nearly $3.5 billion in assets. (redcross.org, June 30, 2015) Its CEO, Gail McGovern, hired after the huge scandal about Red Cross operations around Hurricane Katrina, came from AT&T, as did several other executives. She makes more than $500,000 a year.More than 9 percent of Red Cross donations are spent on “non-relief” items, such as publicity campaigns — a higher proportion than many other charities.It should be the government’s responsibility, not only to prepare and protect communities from impending natural disasters, but also to fund and coordinate relief efforts.But the capitalist-run government does not prioritize the needs of disaster-struck people, who then must turn for hope to huge “nonprofit” corporations like the American Red Cross. These “relief operations” should be under the control of the communities and the workers who are in need, not executives from Wall Street.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Sophomore standout Robinson Jr. earns weekly Big 12 honor

first_imgGarrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt Facebook Facebook Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee TCU guard Alex Robinson leads the fast break against Baylor. (Photo by Sam Bruton/TCU 360 photographer) Garrett Podell TAGSplayer news Twitter Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/center_img Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ printDallas-Fort Worth native and TCU sophomore guard Alex Robinson Jr. was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Monday after leading the Horned Frogs to wins over Kansas State and Texas last week.The Timberview High School alum averaged 14.5 points, eight assists and four rebounds in wins over Kansas State and Texas. Robinson Jr. totaled 12 points, eight assists, four rebounds, two blocks and two steals while playing all 45 minutes in TCU’s 86-80 overtime win against the Wildcats on Feb. 1, which was the Frogs’ first win in Manhattan since joining the Big 12 in 2012.Robinson scored 17 points and had eight assists, four rebounds and two steals in TCU’s 78-63 win over Texas to give the Frogs their first sweep over the Longhorns since 1987. The win gave TCU its fifth Big 12 win, the most of any season since joining the conference.TCU head coach Jamie Dixon recruited Robinson Jr. in high school while coaching at Pittsburgh, and he came away impressed with the young point guard.“I knew him pretty well in high school, and I’ve had a pretty good idea of what he could be and what he could become,” Dixon said.”He has knack for getting by people and getting to the lane, and he’s a penetrator that can pass and also score.”The Horned Frogs also entrust Robinson Jr. with a bulk of the defensive responsibilities as well as his role as one of the two primary ball handlers.“Often times, we put him on the other team’s leading scorer,” Dixon said.”We’re confident in him and we believe in him.”Robinson Jr. relishes the opportunity to play in the metroplex for his mother’s alma mater.“Being close to home and playing for my mom’s alma mater was pretty big for me, and getting this oppurunity to wear her number at her school, I just thought it was great opportunity for me,” Robinson Jr. said.Dixon and his mom are two of Robinson Jr.’s biggest basketball confidants.“My mom played point guard and with him [Dixon] being a point guard, my ears are always open,” Robinson Jr. said. “It’s hard to argue with him because he’s always right and you see it on film.”Robinson Jr. said their advice “goes hand-in-hand.”“Coach gives us corrective criticism,” Robinson Jr. said. “He’s made that very clear that it’s corrective criticism and not something we should pout about.”Robinson and the Horned Frogs get back to action tonight when they host Texas Tech at the Schollmaier Arena. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleCelebrity Dish (Ep. 11 – Gaga, Beyonce and more)Next articleStudents visited from Keimyung University and Sookmyung Women’s University Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Linkedin + posts Linkedinlast_img read more

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Government implicated in phone-tapping as pressure on media continues

first_imgNews Follow the news on Colombia News April 27, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas News Organisation February 23, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government implicated in phone-tapping as pressure on media continues RSF_en ColombiaAmericas RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombiacenter_img Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America to go further Help by sharing this information The attorney-general’s office yesterday directly implicated four senior intelligence officials and the secretary-general of the president’s office, Bernardo Moreno, in the phone-tapping of journalists and other prominent government critics, a scandal that was first exposed in early 2009.This occurred during the trial of Jorge Noguera, the former head of the intelligence agency known as the Administrative Department of Security (DAS), who is accused of homicide and “links to paramilitaries.” Yesterday’s hearing was also the stage for a damning accusation to be levelled yesterday the DAS itself. “The DAS was the source of the leaflets and pamphlets targeting journalists, unionists and NGOs,” former counter-intelligence chief Jorge Lagos said, referring to campaigns to discredit journalists and others by means of falsified communiqués and videos said to have been issued by the FARC guerrillas.Speaking at his trial, Noguera yesterday also acknowledged for the first time that he passed the results of the phone-tapping to the president’s office. This will increase pressure on the government, which until now has been sticking by its denials of any role in the phone-tap scandal. (See below a Spanish-language video of former DAS secretary-general Gian Carlo Auque testifying at the trial).Watch live video from Colectivo de Abogados en Directo on Justin.tvThese allegations, implicating the highest level of the government in extremely serious violations of freedom of opinion and freedom of information, are likely to have a major impact on the presidential elections scheduled for 30 May, in which the country is still waiting to find out whether President Alvaro Uribe will run for a third term.People are meanwhile wondering whether the decision by the owners of the weekly Cambio to fire its directors, Rodrigo Pardo and María Elvira, and scale back its activities was due solely to economic imperatives. It was Cambio which last year revealed the organised crime links of Guillermo Valencia Cossio, the former public prosecutor in Medellín (Uribe’s home town) and the negotiations between Washington and Bogotá for the installation of seven US military bases in Colombia.Photo: AFP________09.02.2010 – Little progress seen: Journalists still in dangerThe Day of the Journalist that Colombia celebrates today will inevitably be overshadowed by the fact that press freedom is making no progress. Despite government boasts about “successful” measures for protecting the media, endangered journalists insist that they are not any safer and this will not change until the president takes a clear position.Paradoxically, the government has become one of the biggest threats to the media, which continue to suffer from the effects of measures taken by the Department for Security Administration (DAS) – an intelligence agency overseen by the president’s office – which developed a manual for spying, threatening, intimidate and discrediting “troublesome” journalists. The targets of a DAS unit called Strategic Intelligence Group 3 (G-3) included journalists Hollman Morris and Claudia Julieta Duque, who were spied on and threatened and who were the victims of smear attempts. Duque was benefitting from an interior ministry protection programme until she realised her bodyguards were passing information about her on to the DAS.Both say there is nothing to celebrate and a lot to complain about. The prosecutor-general’s department has evidence of the president’s role in spying and reprisals. The DAS received presidential orders to treat critical journalists as the “allies of terrorism.” Documents were found that show that G-3 spied on more than 300 people including journalists critical of the government.As a result of scandals involving the DAS, four of its five chiefs have had to stand down during Uribe’s presidency because of allegations of illegal spying, political persecution and collusion with paramilitary groups (providing them with lists of people to be murdered).These lists included the names of at least 10 journalists, who were seriously affected as result. Morris and Duque say they and their families continue to be in danger. Reporters Without Borders supports their view that only judicial action and a clear directive from the president would be able to improve the security situation for them and their colleagues. Reporters Without Borders calls for a response from the government and for progress in the investigations into serious violations of freedom of expression. A wide range of media, including online media, are affected by censorship. The fact that elections are due to be held soon makes the situation all the more disturbing.Photo : AFP October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Right2Water drop banner from Iron Bridge in Buncrna

first_img Pinterest Right2Water drop banner from Iron Bridge in Buncrna By admin – August 21, 2015 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous articleCancer campaign groups issue joint statement following Dublin meetingNext articleSinn Fein’s Assembly future uncertain after PSNI claim IRA involvement in Mc Guigan murder admin Homepage BannerNews A banner has been dropped from the Iron Bridge in Buncrana this morning as part of an international movement in solidarity with those who want Irish Water scrapped.Banners have been dropped from bridges across Ireland, Britain and the US amongst other countries.It is ahead of a protest in Dublin tomorrow week with at least five bus loads of people from Donegal travelling to take part.Right2Water spokesperson Sinead Stewart explains the idea behind the banner drop:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/sineadbridges.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Google+center_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest Facebook Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApplast_img read more

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Arrange Finances For Transgenders’ Shelter Homes In The State Of Assam: Gauhati High Court To State Govt

first_imgNews UpdatesArrange Finances For Transgenders’ Shelter Homes In The State Of Assam: Gauhati High Court To State Govt Sparsh Upadhyay29 April 2021 4:59 AMShare This – xTransgender The Gauhati High Court on Tuesday (April 29) directed the Social Welfare Department of the State Government to make arrangement for finances for three shelter homes situated in the State of Assam.A Division Bench of Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Manash Ranjan Pathak remarked,”At least an interim arrangement be made so that at least for the next two months these shelter homes can run properly.”The Court was presiding over a PIL which largely pertained to an issue relating to shelter homes in Assam which are three in numbers, one at Kamrup (Metro), another at Dhubri District, and the third is at Bongaigaon. These are the shelter homes for members of the transgender community. The problem highlighted in the petition was that these shelter homes were starving of funds and it was submitted that each shelter home has a monthly expense of around Rs.15 lakh each.The PIL has been filed by the All Assam Transgender Association, stating that the funds for the year financial 2020-2021 to be released for the welfare of the transgender community in Assam were not released in proper time and, therefore, the same has lapsed with the end of the financial year.Earlier, the Gauhati High Court had sought a response from the Assam Government on a petition alleging the failure of the state authorities to maintain shelter homes for the transgender community. It was submitted before the Court that although recommendations of the Social Welfare Department in the past for financing the shelter homes had been around Rs. 2 crores and more, the Finance Department had always raised an objection, and the budget had been sanctioned for Rs.1.60 crores or near about.”Even the amount which has been sanctioned and approved by the Finance Department has not been released,” noted the Court.Lastly, the Court directed that a detailed proposal by the Social Welfare Department and the opinion or objection, if any, of the Finance Department may be taken so that these shelter homes can run.Click here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsGauhati High Court Transgender Transgenders Next Storylast_img read more

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