Why I think this FTSE 250 stock presents a buying opportunity

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Jabran Khan 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. Enter Your Email Address Jabran Khan | Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 | More on: CCC center_img 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. Why I think this FTSE 250 stock presents a buying opportunity Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Jabran Khan Savvy investors keep abreast of growth industries. The main one I keep a keen eye on is technology. In a truly digital age, companies are always looking to streamline their services by using the latest technology. This can include cloud technology, cyber security, data management, and remote working capabilities.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…Last on that list is a very popular one right now as people are being asked to work from home if possible in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Although the market crash will affect all companies, IT firms may see an increase in demand to assist organisations in setting up remote working environments. CEO Mike Norris last week tentatively commented, “in the medium term, customers may postpone significant IT infrastructure projects.”Computacenter (LSE:CCC) is a well known major player in the IT infrastructure industry. It is engaged in supply, implementation, support, and management of IT systems. Performance and recent eventsThe UK-based organisation has enjoyed some fruitful years in terms of performance. It has gone from strength to strength. It hailed what it said was one of its “most successful years” in 2019 with both revenue and profits reaching their “best ever” levels. In its trading update for the year ending 31 December, revenues had risen by an impressive 16% to £5.05bn. It reported that profitability had increased by the largest amount ever. Adjusted profit before tax for 2019 was up 24% to £146.3m.In light of this impressive performance the dividend was hiked 22% to 37p per share. Computacenter currently has 135 customer relationships worth £1m or more. Just 300 enterprise customers in Europe and the US account for virtually all of its profits today. Computacenter has strategically looked to acquire other businesses to further its offering. The upswing in 2019 was attributed to this as it acquired two new businesses in the US and Netherlands. These in turn saw organic revenues grow by 3%. The ability to complete acquisitions is always a positive sign in my eyes when it comes to growth and investment viability.Crunching the numbers & next stepsThe coronavirus pandemic has caused approximately a 40% decrease in share price in the past month. However I would not read too much into this. Short-term pain is to be expected. I would rather focus on the share price performance prior to this period. The share price jumped almost 60% in the previous calendar year before the crash. I would also look at return on capital employed, which averaged an impressive near 20% over the past three years. Furthermore it possesses a healthy balance sheet and minimal debt. Profit has increased every year for the previous three years. Perhaps more significant is that dividend per share has also increased every year for the past six years. At this point it would be irresponsible of me not to urge caution due to the potential for short-term pain in light of current events. Although, just last week the company announced an unprecedented surge in demand for laptops. I believe longer term, Computacenter is a good opportunity that should be seriously considered for your portfolio. I will certainly be keeping a keen eye on this stock. last_img read more

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TJ Perenara makes big hit then later gets punched in the face by Liam Messam

first_imgThursday May 23, 2013 TJ Perenara makes big hit then later gets punched in the face by Liam Messam As we head into round fifteen of Super Rugby here is a quick look at two incidents from an eventful game between the Hurricanes and the Chiefs in Wellington last weekend. They’re largely unrelated to one another, other than Perenara being involved in both.ADVERTISEMENTStarting early in the game, dynamic scrumhalf TJ Perenara stopped fullback Robbie Robinson dead in his tracks with a solid chest high hit. It might have snuck up a little as Robinson ducked into it slightly, but Perenara showed that for a little guy, he packs a bit of punch.And a punch is what he was on the receiving end of later in the game, when he and Liam Messam got in a bit of a tangle after winger Asaeli Tikoirotuma dropped in a heap as the Hurricanes tried to get the ball to take a quick lineout.After a bit of push and shove, Messam, who is never far from a boxing ring, gave the nuggety number nine a short shot, which Perenara wasn’t afraid to tell everyone about.As you’ll see [that video is on page two], referee Lourens Van Der Merwe felt that while it was a closed fist, it was more of a love tap than a genuine punch, so only a penalty was necessary.Below is the big collision early in the game, and you can view the Messam punch tooADVERTISEMENTThe scuffle between Liam Messam and TJ Perenara. As you can see, it was a punch, but nothing serious, so only a penalty was awarded by referee Lourens Van Der Merwe. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Queen Anne Mid-Modern / Coop15 Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Architects: Coop15 Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. One of Seattle’s highly regarded architects of the past century was Paul Hayden Kirk (1914-1995). Modern home design put him on the map, and he went on to design the Intiman Theatre building and Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center; Balmer, Haggett, Meany and McMahon halls at the University of Washington; and UW’s Odegaard Undergraduate Library.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDesign of the house at 2711 First on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill was a mid-career effort for Kirk, a bold, compact composition with shingled walls that wrap over to become the roof. The idea was reinforced inside with cedar clad walls and ceilings. When owners Gavin & Jenny Kelly asked us to renovate and expand the house in 2008, they had two young children living in an 1870 square foot, two-bedroom house, with very limited space for family activities. We extruded the plan and form, stretching the house to the west about ten feet, making room for another bedroom on the lower level, with a separate bath for kids. The enlarged lower level also accommodated a media room and a spacious home office. Upstairs, the entry, and combined living/dining/kitchen area, were all expanded. The master bedroom and bath were reconfigured to create a little extra elbow room for 6’-7” Gavin, and the stair was completely changed to increase headroom.Save this picture!lower floor planThe power of walls that become roof was not changed. The original cedar shingle exterior was long-since replaced with a mishmash of corrugated metal and shingles, in need of replacement. While a handsome standing seam metal system might have been ideal, it was cost-prohibitive, and the final solution was fiberglass composition shingles for the walls and roof, which ought to last 40 years. Save this picture!Inside, extensive cedar paneling had darkened with age, and when combined with tall trees that had grown up around the property, the effect was a dreary interior. We added more glass, including a large skylight that replaced a roof monitor, smoothing the lines on the exterior and brightening the interior. Some of those cedar walls were replaced with white gypsum wallboard, with cedar limited to the exterior walls that become the ceiling, emphasizing the exterior concept.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessMetro Station 20 Proposal / ZNAArticlesEuropan 11 Proposal: Leeuwarden / CUAC Arquitectura, Serrano + Baquero Arquitectos, …Articles Share United States Houses “COPY” Queen Anne Mid-Modern / Coop15 Architecture Year:  CopyHouses•Seattle, United States “COPY”center_img Queen Anne Mid-Modern / Coop15 ArchitectureSave this projectSaveQueen Anne Mid-Modern / Coop15 Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/201746/queen-anne-mid-modern-coop15-architecture Clipboard 2010 Projects CopyAbout this officeCoop15 ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasSeattleHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on January 24, 2012Cite: “Queen Anne Mid-Modern / Coop15 Architecture” 24 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?安娜皇后中现代住宅 / Coop15 Architecture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 Save this picture!+ 15 Share Area:  2430 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/201746/queen-anne-mid-modern-coop15-architecture Clipboardlast_img read more

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Restrictions on non-profit advocacy around world could deter ‘new middle class’ from giving

first_img Tagged with: campaigning Giving/Philanthropy Law / policy Howard Lake | 27 May 2014 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img It’s not just the UK where charities feel they are being gagged by government through hostility in the media and restrictive legislation such as the ‘Lobbying’ bill.A new report by the Charities Aid Foundation says that NGOs around the world are being prevented from speaking out by a “wave of polices” from their governments, which are also limiting their freedom to manage their own finances.The report – Future World Giving: Enabling an Independent Not-For-Profit Sector – warns that “poor legislation” could “jeopardise efforts to promote giving among new generations of middle class people emerging across the world”.This world’s middle class is expected to grow by 165 per cent by 2030 – with 70 per cent of this growth outside of the “traditional philanthropic centres” of Europe and the USA. The report says this new middle class has the potential to contribute up to US$550bn a year to charities by 2030, were they to give one per cent of their salaries, the report says.“We believe that if governments put policies in place which help to enable the growth of independent and sustainable not-for-profit organisations, the results could be transformative, not only for their beneficiaries, but for the health of civil society more widely,” CAF says in the report.“When not-for-profits are free to pursue the causes that matter to ordinary people, and are able to represent their concerns and aspirations, they can win the support and legitimacy of aspiring middle class donors.”‘Worrying’ trend to restrict advocacyHowever, the report identifies a “worrying trend” whereby governments around the word are restricting voluntary organisations that engage in “legitimate advocacy activities that support their stated charitable mission”.It says that governments in Algeria, Azerbaijan, Canada, Ecuador, and Indonesia, as well as the UK, have recently introduced or are in the process of introducing restrictive legislation. CAF says these moves “vindicate” governments such as Vietnam and Saudi Arabia, which have had such polices in place for a long time.It also says some governments have legislated to restrict financial surpluses being carried over into the next financial year, which, rather than reduce the chance of financial mismanagement, actually increases the risk that charities would spend money in an unstrategic manner, the report says.CAF’s report recommends a set of actions for governments:[list type=”check”]Governments should allow not-for-profits to criticise and influence policy in order to improve standards and promote public debate, for example by providing training for politicians on the importance of charity advocacy and establishing an independent body to arbitrate government claims of “unlawful” advocacy by non-profitsNot for profit organisations need freedom to manage their resources in the way which best achieves their stated mission, including creating statutory guidance preventing the withholding of funds based on public criticism of government policy by charities and allowing charities to carry reserves into the next financial yearGovernments should foster a strong and independent civil society to benefit both the state and society as a whole, for example, by introducing awareness training for commissioning civil servants.[/list] Restrictions on non-profit advocacy around world could deter ‘new middle class’ from giving 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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Royal Statistical Society secures National Lottery funding to help charities with data skills

first_img Tagged with: Funding Melanie May | 10 January 2020 | News  372 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) will now be able to help more charities with their data skills, after the National Lottery Community Fund awarded it almost £400k of funding to support its Statisticians for Society project.Statisticians for Society helps third sector organisations to cost-effectively secure the expertise of Royal Statistical Society member statisticians to collect, analyse and present data, to help them make informed decisions.Originally set up in 2017 as a pilot project supported by The National Lottery Community Fund, Statisticians for Society has so far matched 57 RSS volunteers with 47 charities. The RSS provides the service at no cost to help organisations meet their charitable aims and objectives.The new commitment from The National Lottery Community Fund will support the growth of this project with the RSS now aiming to support up to 50 projects a year, focusing on organisations with a turnover of less than £500,000.Hetan Shah, RSS Executive Director, said:“Data is changing the world, and can help charities to become more effective at meeting the needs of the people they serve. I’m delighted, therefore that with the support of The National Lottery Community Fund, the Royal Statistical Society can help more charities get to grips with their data to improve their services to local communities around the UK.”John Knights, Senior Head of UK Funding at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: Advertisement “There are huge opportunities for charities and community organisations to use data to support their aims. We are delighted that National Lottery funding will help more groups grab these opportunities and to ultimately help more people and communities thrive.”The scheme will also continue to provide legacy support to organisations through an online knowledge repository and information-sharing webinars.  371 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Royal Statistical Society secures National Lottery funding to help charities with data skillslast_img read more

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Wisconsin workers protest Walker-Trump duo

first_imgDozens of angry protesters joined a demonstration against Donald Trump and Scott Walker in Milwaukee on June 13. Sponsored by Fight For $15 Wisconsin, the “Low-Wage Walker” protest included members from a diverse variety of organizations including the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, Service Employees, Amalgamated Transit Local 998, other unions and worker organizations, community organizations and political groups such as Workers World Party. Donald Trump came to Wisconsin on June 13 to “tour” the Waukesha Technical College and then to be a speaker at a fundraiser at the local Hyatt hotel for Scott Walker’s third gubernatorial campaign. Both racist, anti-worker politicians were protected by Milwaukee cops and sheriffs and other repressive state forces, but this didn’t stop protesters from engaging in an hours’ long militant protest.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Prosecutor’s request for prison terms and closure of newspaper called “insane and archaic”

first_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say The state prosecutor today requested sentences of three to five years in prison for Driss Ksikes, the editor of the Arabic-language weekly Nichane, and one of his journalists, Sanaa Elaji, on charges of “damaging Islam.” He also requested that the newspaper be closed down for good. April 28, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Organisation Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay at the sentences of three to five years in prison and bans on working as journalists that the state prosecutor requested today in Casablanca at the start of the trial of Driss Ksikes, editor of the Arabic-language weekly Nichane, and one of his journalists, Sanaa Elaji, on charges of “damaging Islam” and “publishing and distributing writings contrary to morals and customs.”The prosecutor also requested the newspaper’s indefinite closure and fines for the two journalists that could be as much as 100,000 dirhams (8,950 euros). The trial was adjourned until 15 January.“We are shocked by this insane indictment and we hope the court will not follow the archaic and ultra-repressive position being adopted by the prosecutor,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Moroccan courts already took a medieval decision by banning journalist Ali Lmrabet from writing for 10 years and we dare not believe this will be repeated with Nichane.”The press freedom organisation added: “There is clearly a gulf between official talk of a modern and democratic Morocco and the reality that journalists must face, a reality marked by summary trials and heavy sentences that rein in the independent press a bit more every day.”Ksikes told Reporters Without Borders he was surprised by the severity of the sentences requested by the prosecutor. “We are being tried under the press law, but the prosecutor requested a ban on our working, which is only envisaged under criminal law,” he said.The prosecution has been brought over a feature in the newspaper’s 9-15 December issue entitled “Jokes: How Moroccans laugh at religion, sex and politics.” It prompted Prime Minister Driss Jettou to issue an order on 21 December withdrawing the issue from news stands and banning further distribution. Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists April 15, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara January 8, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prosecutor’s request for prison terms and closure of newspaper called “insane and archaic” Help by sharing this information News June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News News News to go further RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance last_img read more

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Head of Radio Cadena Voces flees the country in fear of his life

first_img December 28, 2020 Find out more November 2, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Head of Radio Cadena Voces flees the country in fear of his life HondurasAmericas RSF_en Receive email alerts Some of the radio’s journalists told the organisation that they had been intimidated and received death threats. The journalist Edgardo Escoto received a threatening call on his mobile phone a month ago while he was covering a funeral. “If you carry on pissing us off we will bury you like this,” an unknown voice told him.The president told the radio’s correspondent at the presidency, Carolina Torres, in September that he would no longer give her interviews. “You spend your time criticising me,” he said. “If I was Hugo Chávez, I would have had this radio shut down a long time ago.” The government recently accused media owners of blackmail to obtain public favours, but without giving any details about the nature of the “blackmail”. The media has criticised Manuel Zelaya’s frequents trips and his attempts to control the press. The press has also exposed a number of cases of corruption, which led to a murder attempt and a suspension of his programme against Geovanny García, journalist on Canal 13 television on 7 September. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Organisation Reports April 27, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies The director of Radio Cadena Voces (RCV), Dagoberto Rodríguez, left Honduras with his family yesterday after a police warning that hit-men had been hired to kill him.It came two weeks after a very popular journalist on the radio, Carlos Salgado, presenter of the satirical programme “Black Bean the terrible”, was shot dead in front of the radio’s studios.Rodriguez told Reporters Without Borders, “Police officers came to see me at RCV on 29 October to warn me not to leave the station because they had learned that hired killers were planning to find and kill me within 72 hours”.“I immediately contacted the Human Rights Commission which sent trusted people to protect me. I never thought I would have to leave my country like this. Journalism is the only thing I know. I am afraid and I feel sad, because in the past 24 hours my life has taken an unthinkable turn,” he added.Even before receiving the police warning, Dagoberto Rodríguez had realised that his car was being systematically followed. A suspect has been arrested in connection with the 18 October murder of Carlos Salgado, but sources within the Prosecutor’s Office suggested that there was no evidence to justify charging Germán David Almendárez, who was picked up on 27 October.RCV is highly critical of the government of President Manuel Zelaya and many of its journalists have been harassed and intimidated.——–30.10 – Suspect in radio journalist’s murder arrested, released and then re-arrestedGermán David Almendárez Amador was arrested for the second time on 28 October on suspicion of fatally shooting journalist and comedian Carlos Salgado of Radio Cadena Voces on 18 October. Aged 29, Almendárez had been arrested two days before but was released a few hours later for lack of evidence.A 9 mm pistol believed to be the murder weapon was found in one of Almendárez’s homes. After he was arrested the first time, the Judicial Office for Common Crimes (Fiscalía de Delitos Comunes) ordered his released on the grounds that the documentary evidence submitted by the police was imprecise and insufficient, and had been altered.This decision was strongly criticised by the police and the public prosecutor’s office, which ordered an investigation into the procedure followed by the fiscalía. According to police records, Almendárez committed two crimes in 2002.———19.10 – Murder of journalist and radio presenter whom government had in its sightsReporters Without Borders today expressed revulsion at the murder of Carlos Salgado, a satirical journalist on Radio Cadena Voces (RCV), who was shot dead yesterday in Tegucigalpa. Several members of staff at the radio, which was highlycritical of the government, had recently been threatened.“The murder of Carlos Salgado confirms the deterioration in press freedom in Honduras (87th in Reporters Without Borders world press freedom rankings). The worsening and terrible climate between the government of Manuel Zelaya and the media unfortunately contributes to this situation,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“We expect the authorities, whom we can’t hold directly responsible for the journalist’s death, to carry out a prompt investigation into the facts. We also call on them to show greater tolerance of media criticism,” the organisation addedCarlos Salgado, nicknamed “Frijol el terrible”(black bean the terrible), which was also the name of his comedy and news programme, was ambushed by two gunmen in a truck who fired seven shots at him as he left the studios of RCV and was about to cross a road. He was killed instantly.Director of RCV, Dagoberto Rodríguez said the highly popular presenter had not apparently received any death threats. ”We cannot point to who was responsible, but it should not be forgotten that there is a conflictual relationship between Radio Cadena Voces and the government,” he said. He told Reporters Without Borders that the attack was clearly aimed at the radio. Follow the news on Honduras News to go further News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America May 13, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information HondurasAmericas last_img read more

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Open letter to PM Kevin Rudd regarding the Balibo investigation

first_img to go further Dear Prime Minister,Judicial independence is one of the pillars of democracy and the rule of law. It is a requirement that should be applied without restriction in the Australian police investigation into the murder of five British, Australian and New Zealander journalists in October 1975 in Balibo, East Timor. The international community and journalists throughout the world are following the progress of this investigation and your government’s support for the work of the police and judicial authorities.While we welcome the announcement by the Australian federal police on 9 September that it is opening a criminal investigation, we are worried about the statements made by certain Australian officials in response to the Indonesian government’s reactions.The hostility expressed by Indonesia President Susilo Bambamg Yudhoyono and foreign minister Hassan Wirajuda as regards any cooperation with the Australian police’s new investigation is contrary to international justice and the obligation to combat impunity.We urge you to find the political, diplomatic and judicial means to bring the perpetrators and instigators of this multiple murder to justice. It is of course important to maintain good relations with neighbouring countries, but the need for justice must prevail. And we are convinced that you will find support in Indonesia for the requirement that the truth be known and justice rendered.Some of the authorities in Jakarta have constantly treated the Australian investigation into the Balibo murders with contempt. But the impunity enjoyed by certain Indonesian soldiers and paramilitaries is an insult to the victims and their families.On 16 November 2007, New South Wales coroner Dorelle Pinch issued the conclusions of her inquest into the deaths of British cameraman Brian Peters, British reporter Malcolm Rennie, Australian reporter Greg Shackelton, Australian soundman Tony Stewart and New Zealander cameraman Gary Cunningham on 16 October 1975 in Balibo.Two other foreign journalists, Australian Roger East and Dutchman Sander Thoenes, were killed later in East Timor.The very detailed inquest clearly showed that Indonesian army officers committed war crimes. In particular, it established the involvement of special forces officers Yunus Yosfiah and Christoforus da Silva, and the head of the Indonesian special forces, Maj. Gen. Benny Murdani.More than two years ago, on 6 June 2007, Reporters Without Borders asked the Australian government to do everything possible to ensure that those responsible for these murders were brought to justice.We urge you, Prime Minister, not to yield to Indonesian diplomatic blackmail, which for too long has resulted in your country remaining silent on this matter.We trust you will live up to our expectations.Sincerely, Help by sharing this information RSF_en News January 21, 2021 Find out more RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia September 16, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to PM Kevin Rudd regarding the Balibo investigation Google experiments drop Australian media from search results Receive email alerts Jean-François JulliardSecretary-General AustraliaAsia – Pacific center_img Follow the news on Australia News News News Organisation AustraliaAsia – Pacific On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia February 22, 2021 Find out more The Hon Kevin Rudd MPPrime MinisterParliament HouseCanberra Act 2600AustraliaParis, 16 September 2009 November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau Celebrates National Plan for Vacation Day by Encouraging Locals to Use Their Unused Vacation Days in 2020

first_img More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS One Colorado in Pasadena. Photo courtesy Pasadena Convention CenterAs part of National Plan for Vacation Day, which happens to be today, the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau has partnered with award-winning travel and TV host Jeanette Ceja of Jet Set with Jeannette to encourage locals and visitors to use their unused vacation days in 2020. The bi-lingual video, English and Spanish, highlights major Pasadena tourism locations – Old Pasadena, City Hall, La Grande Orange Café, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, Rose Bowl Stadium, and Brookside Golf Club, while providing statistics regarding unused vacation days in America and the benefit of planning ahead and scheduling time off.To see why Pasadena is a great destination to visit with family, friends or even a solo vacation, view the video below or go to: https://youtu.be/xsDqq6qxm_I“The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau is celebrating National Plan for Vacation Day to encourage Americans, and everyone in Pasadena, to take their well-deserved time off. Pasadena has so much to offer, so we want the community and tourists to spend time in our beautiful and vibrant destination,” said Jeanne Goldschmidt, executive director of the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau. “By committing to plan weekend getaways and/or a larger vacation, Americans can enjoy the many benefits of taking a break while giving themselves something to look forward to.”In 2019, more than half of American workers (55 percent) failed to use all their time off, creating a stock pile of 758 million unused vacation days in 2019 of which 236 million were forfeited. What’s the key to using more vacation time? Planning. Nearly half of American households (46 percent) do not do this simple step—and they lose out on their time off and the benefits it brings.Using vacation days to travel could also improve the U.S. economy, create American jobs and have a positive impact on our health and overall well-being. In fact, if Americans used all their time off to travel, our economy could see a boost of $151.5 billion in travel spending and an additional 2 million U.S. jobs.“The beginning of the year is the time to pull out the calendar and start planning for the entire year. Before you know it, life happens, and you may find yourself in November with weeks left to use and simply not enough time left in the year to schedule them,” said Roger Dow, president and CEO of U.S. Travel Association, the organization rallying the industry around this nationwide event. “National Plan for Vacation Day is the perfect reminder for Americans to plan to use those well-earned days off to explore this great nation.”To help employees get their vacation days on the calendar, U.S. Travel Association created a vacation planning tool. By simply entering the number of days off earned, users can plot out their trips or vacations for the year, export to their work or personal calendar, and share with their family and co-workers.National Plan for Vacation Day is celebrated the last Tuesday in January as a day to encourage Americans to plan their vacation days for the rest of the year at the start of the year.Located 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena offers an enticing combination of modern sophistication and charm. Known for its historical landmarks, famous Rose Parade and 22 blocks of shopping and entertainment in Old Pasadena, the pedestrian-friendly city has over 650 restaurants, more per capita than New York City, and is the birthplace of space exploration and award-winning scientists, including key institutions Caltech, NASA/JPL, The Planetary Society, Innovate Pasadena, and more. As an international melting pot of art and culture, Pasadena offers something for everyone to experience.About the Pasadena Convention & Visitors BureauThe Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit marketing organization dedicated to promoting Pasadena as a leading meeting, convention and leisure travel destination. With over 650 restaurants, more per capita, than New York City for guests to enjoy, including shopping and entertainment, Pasadena offers something for everyone. For more information about planning a trip to Pasadena, contact the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 307-7977 or log on to www.VisitPasadena.com. 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