Home Retail not as bad as forecast

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Home Retail not as bad as forecast Thursday 13 January 2011 8:02 pm SHARES in Home Retail Group jumped more than six per cent yesterday to hit their highest level since September, after the household goods retailer said sales had fallen less than analyst forecast.Analysts issued a slightly higher profit forecast for the full-year between £250m and £275m, following the more upbeat statement. Like-for-like sales at its Argos chain were down 4.9 per cent in the 18 weeks to 1 January. Meanwhile, sales at Homebase fell by a better-than-expected 1.2 per cent. Chief executive Terry Duddy said his staff had done a “heroic job”.He added: “In the bad weather. We haven’t made too much of it, but the reality is that where it snowed, sales were bad.”He said sales at Argos had been driven by iPad tablets and lap-top computers, while toy sales were lifted by the strong performance of Lego.Online sales accounted for 38 per cent of Argos sales up from 35 per cent for the same period last year. Altium Securities said in a note: “We tend to the view that there is long-term value in Home Retail, in the shape of its large market shares and multichannel platform, but there are a growing list of failed retailers with large market shares, so we think that the market will take a little convincing.” Share whatsapp More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Warren Buffett: here’s where he’s invested right now

first_imgThese kinds of companies tend to be solid long-term performers.Holding on to banksFinally, Warren Buffett hasn’t given up on bank stocks. Recently, he has been trimming down his positions in some of his bank holdings. However, he still has decent-sized holdings in Bank of America, Wells Fargo,US Bancorp, JP Morgan Chase and Bank of New York Mellon.Clearly, he still believes that bank stocks have a place in a modern-day investment portfolio. 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. 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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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Edward Sheldon, CFA | Saturday, 3rd October, 2020 Mondelez, which owns Cadbury, Oreo, Milka, and Toblerone Warren Buffett is the greatest investor of all time. Not only has he smashed the market over the long run, but he has also built up a net worth of over $80bn.Given his investing talent, I like to keep an eye on Buffett’s investments. With that in mind, here are a few takeaways from an analysis of his current portfolio.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…Warren Buffett loves Apple stockLook at Buffett’s portfolio and one thing immediately stands out – he has an enormous holding in Apple. Currently, his stake in the iPhone maker is worth around $117bn. This is his largest holding by a wide margin. His next largest holding is Bank of America at about $25bn. Clearly, he’s not afraid to take a big bet on a company he’s bullish on.Why does Buffett like Apple so much? One reason is the company’s brand power. Another is its ecosystem (where all Apple products connect to each other). “It’s probably the best business I know in the world,” he said about Apple earlier this year.Growing technology exposureAnother takeaway from Buffett’s portfolio is that his attitude towards the technology sector has changed dramatically in recent years. In the past, Buffett avoided technology stocks. He didn’t understand them.Today, however, he owns a number of tech stocks including Apple and Amazon. Interestingly, he recently took a stake in cloud computing specialist Snowflake, which enjoyed a blockbuster IPO a few weeks ago. This indicates that he sees opportunities in cloud computing.Bullish on paymentsOne area of technology, in particular, that Warren Buffett appears to be very keen on is payments. Currently, he has substantial holdings in Mastercard, Visa and American Express.It’s not hard to see why he likes payments businesses. This is an industry that has massive growth potential. According to McKinsey, credit cards will add an additional $160bn of revenue over the next five years as the world transitions away from cash. I think this is a very smart play from Buffett.Buffett likes brands Another observation is that he continues to like consumer goods companies that own powerful brands. His view is that brands provide a competitive advantage.The consumer goods companies in his portfolio that own big brands include: Procter & Gamble, which owns Pantene, Pampers, Gillette, and Oral-Bcenter_img Enter Your Email Address Johnson & Johnson, which owns Johnson’s, BAND-AID, Listerine, and Neutrogena Coca-Cola, which owns Coca-Cola, Sprite, Schweppes, and Powerade Kraft Heinz, which owns Kraft, Heinz, Philadelphia, and Capri Sun Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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’ Shareslast_img read more

Twickenham to stage the European finals

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Pre-match entertainment for the 2015 Clermont v Toulon Champions Cup final at Twickenham (Inpho)The return of spectators, albeit in reduced numbers, is a significant stepping stone towards the full stadiums that rugby, and sport in general, has missed for so long.“Fans are the lifeblood of European club tournaments and we are delighted to be able to welcome them back in a Covid-secure environment for this season’s finals,” said EPCR chief executive Vincent Gaillard. “Twickenham has a storied history with club rugby’s greatest tournament, and it will be a fitting venue to see silverware contested next month.”Marseille had been initially due to stage the finals, but restrictions put in place to limit the transmission of Covid-19 made it impractical to accommodate all ticket holders. The matches have been deferred to 2022 as a consequence. The finals will return to London in 2023 when they will be played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.La Rochelle celebrate their quarter-final win over Sale – now they’re eyeing a trip to Twickenham (Inpho)All spectators who attend either of this year’s finals are required to sign up to a code of conduct. Face coverings will be mandatory within the stadium, unless a spectator is in an assigned seat consuming food or beverages, and social distancing will be required at all times.The RFU is working with Richmond Council, and other key stakeholders such as the Metropolitan Police and South Western Railway, to ensure the events are as safe as possible for spectators, staff and local residents. Additional measures will be in place, including increased cleaning, extra toilet provision, assigned gate entry and a revised transport plan.Plans are also advanced for the 2021/22 season with confirmation that 24 clubs – including eight representatives from each of the Gallagher Premiership, Top 14 and Guinness Pro14 – will once again contest the Heineken Champions Cup. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Twickenham to stage the European finalsThis year’s Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals will take place at Twickenham, the home of English rugby. And in a welcome boost, up to 10,000 spectators will be permitted for each game, subject to licences being granted by the local authority.The Challenge Cup final will be on Friday 21 May at 8pm, with the Champions Cup final following on Saturday 22 May at 4.45pm. Tickets for the finals went on sale on Friday 30 April, with prices starting at £45.The Champions Cup final will be an all-French affair, as occurred at Twickenham six years ago. Toulouse defeated Bordeaux-Bègles 21-9 to reach the final for a record seventh time. Victory later this month would make them the first team to win the trophy five times.Up against them will be first-time finalists La Rochelle, who beat Leinster 32-23 at Stade Marcel Deflandre. Will Skelton, the Australian second-row, could win a second winner’s medal following success with Saracens in 2019.Leicester Tigers were the first team to book their place at HQ, beating Ulster 33-24 in the first Challenge Cup semi-final at Welford Road. They will face Montpellier, who dug out a gutsy 19-10 win at Bath in the other semi-final.European Cup finals at Twickenham2000 Northampton 9-8 Munster2004 Wasps 27-20 Toulouse2007 Wasps 25-9 Leicester2012 Leinster 42-14 Ulster2015 Toulon 24-18 Clermontcenter_img Leinster celebrate winning the Heineken Cup in 2012 at Twickenham, which will host the 2021 final (Getty) The home of English rugby will host this year’s Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals in May – and fans will be present as Covid-related restrictions start to easelast_img read more

New bishop for Church in Wales gives House of Bishops…

first_img Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA The archbishop announces the bishop-elect of Monmouth, Cherry Vann, archdeacon of Rochdale. Photo: Church in Wales[Anglican Communion News Service] One of the first women to be ordained a priest in the Church of England has been elected as the new bishop of Monmouth for the Church in Wales.Archdeacon Cherry Vann will become the 11th bishop of Monmouth and one of three female bishops in the Church in Wales. It is thought her appointment will make the Church in Wales the first Anglican province to have an equal number of male and female bishops in its House of Bishops.Read the full article here. Anglican Communion, Featured Events Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing New bishop for Church in Wales gives House of Bishops equal balance of men and women Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME People, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis By Rachel FarmerPosted Sep 26, 2019 Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Women’s Ministry Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC last_img read more

Mother’s House / 1+1>2 Architects

first_imgArchDaily Vietnam Design Team:Do Minh Duc, Le Dinh Hung, Duong Van Manh, Pham Hong Ngoc, Phung Ngoc Ha LyClient:Mr Tran Manh HungConstruction Work:Local construction teamCity:Cổ ĐôngCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Mother’s house is located in Jackfruit Village, Co Dong Commune, Son Tay district, Western suburb of Hanoi. The land slopes gradually to the lake with spacious views. The house is an organic symbiosis with nature. Hiding under jackfruit and grapefruit trees, the thatched roof spreads to the lake, continuing with the branches, wavily continuing with the river flow.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiElevated ground floor slightly slopes according to the topography hence the elderly mother could walk and exercise indoors on rainy or sunny days, while ensuring natural surface drainage, avoiding termite humidity. The design adheres to local vegetation and existent terrain. It is a place where humans coexist peacefully with living creatures and plants. Adobe bricks were built from the earth in its own land, increasing insulation efficiency. Broad expanse thatched roof creates porosity to soundproof, control solar radiation efficiently, shelter from the rain and make shadow itself.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiEach space in the house offers an interesting and different experience. The terrace – buffer corridor is curved by the house’s shape and connects all functional spaces, representing the image of mother’s outstretched arms holding their children. View from the rooms facing the lake, receive fresh air and open up the picturesque water surface. The house creates a cozy and friendly atmosphere, related to the context with both familiar and strange feelings. This design is a suggestion for contemporary rural housing architecture. The house breathes with the atmosphere, living creature, plants tenderly and subtly.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiProject gallerySee allShow lessFnji New Office / Fnji Interior DesignSelected ProjectsThe Malt Whiskey Distillery / Ani DesignSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki+ 23Curated by Hana Abdel Share 2019 Hoang Thuc Hao Projects Photographs:  Hiroyuki Oki Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Houses Photographs Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Daikin, Dulux, Toto, 1+1>2 International Architecture Construction JSC, Rang Dong group ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940059/mothers-house-1-plus-1-2-architects Clipboard Lead Architect: Architects: 1+1>2 Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this office1+1>2 ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookCổ ĐôngVietnamPublished on May 25, 2020Cite: “Mother’s House / 1+1>2 Architects” 25 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?越南河岸架空住宅,防潮建筑 / 1+1>2 Architects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 Year:  Mother’s House / 1+1>2 Architects Mother’s House / 1+1>2 ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMother’s House / 1+1>2 Architects Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940059/mothers-house-1-plus-1-2-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Cổ Đông, Vietnamlast_img read more

Vodafone UK publishes third corporate responsibility report

first_imgAs well as the charitable donations, Vodafone UK collecting over 200,000 handesets for recycling, with a target to collect 250,000 in 2006/06.Vodafone reports that its employees gave £239,703 to charities via payroll giving during 2005/06, and the company received a silver Payroll Giving Quality Mark from the Institute of Fundraising.The Vodafone UK Foundation matches funds raised by employees up to £500. In 2005/06 employees raised £1.2 million through 925 events. The Foundation gave £842,000 in matched funding.The foundation recognises employee volunteers and fundraisers through its UK Foundation Community Awards. All eligible employees receive a £50 donation for their chosen charity. Howard Lake | 14 October 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Vodafone UK has published its third corporate responsibility report, which highlights the fact that it has donated over £7.82 million to charity in one year.In 2005/06, over £5.39 million of the amount donated to charity was given through the Vodafone UK Foudnation.The year was the second in a three-year partnership with the National Austistic Society. Employees and customers raised or donated £230,000 to the charity, in addition to £578,000 generated for it by the company’s handset recycling scheme. Advertisement Vodafone UK publishes third corporate responsibility reportcenter_img Tagged with: corporate Research / statistics  18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Longest-serving Poppy Appeal collector dies

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Individual giving Recruitment / people The longest-serving poppy collector, who raised funds for the Poppy Appeal since it began in 1921, has died in Devon at the age of 105. Noelle Benda Whitehead, Lady Milverton, was born on 18 Dec 1904 and first volunteered for the Poppy Appeal at the age of 16.She continued to distribute poppies and to collect for the Appeal, including while she lived abroad, each November for the next 89 years.“She collected for the Poppy Appeal last year and as usual, her effort yielded the biggest ‘tin’ returned,” said Peter Hearn, a Queen’s Messenger and Poppy Appeal organiser in Devon. “I spoke to the manager of her residence at Fleete House today, and he told me that the place seems empty without her.”The wife of a Colonial Office high-flyer, she spent nearly 20 years in North Borneo, Gambia, Fiji, Jamaica and Nigeria.Lady Milverton’s contribution to the Poppy Appeal was recognised in her 100th year, when she was the guest of honour at the Festival of Remembrance in Devon and received 80 years’ worth of Poppy Appeal collector awards from the Lord Lieutenant of Devon.“She had a remarkable life and made a tremendous contribution to the Poppy Appeal,” said John Pentreath, the Royal British Legion’s County Manager for Devon. “We will ensure that The Royal British Legion pays its full respects at her service.”www.britishlegion.org.uk Longest-serving Poppy Appeal collector dies  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 September 2010 | Newslast_img read more

Hong Kong: RSF presents five proposals to put an end to violence against the press

first_img In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival June 7, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists July 26, 2019 – Updated on July 29, 2019 Hong Kong: RSF presents five proposals to put an end to violence against the press Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Receive email alerts Related documents RSF letter to Carrie Lam (French Version)PDF – 125 KBRSF letter to Carrie Lam (English Version)PDF – 108.96 KBRSF letter to Carrie Lam (Chinese Version)PDF – 304.24 KB In a letter to Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) details five proposals to put an end to the violence against journalists and restore full freedom of the press. to go further News Organisation Follow the news on Asia – Pacific News RSF_en Hong KongChinaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalists Organized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence News June 10, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Hong KongChinaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalists Organized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence Christophe Deloire, Secretary-General of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has dispatched yesterday a letter to Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, in which he details five proposals to end the violence against journalists and restore full freedom of the press in China’s Special Administrative Region.1/ Unequivocally withdraw the Extradition Bill, which is widely feared to pose a major threat to journalists and their sources in Hong Kong.2/ Ensure that the law enforcement refrain from any violence or coercion against journalists and protect them anytime their safety is threatened.3/ Ensure that those who call for, order, perpetrate, or glorify violent acts against journalists are being prosecuted and punished; establish an independent commission to investigate acts of brutality.4/ Enforce the highest level of transparency on public affairs for the media.5/ Give clear instructions to all members of the Hong Kong administration to support freedom of the press and facilitate the work of journalists by all means.During the mass demonstrations over the last two months, police and pro-Beijing demonstrators have attacked journalists on numerous occasions. Violence culminated on July 21st at the Yuen Long MTR station when mobsters viciously attacked civilians, including journalists, while law enforcement looked the other way.In a report published on July 7th, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) deplored “one of the worst years” for journalists since the handover of former British colony to China and denounced “a deliberate policy” to restrict journalistic freedoms.In the RSF World Press Freedom Index, Hong Kong’s ranking has plummeted from 18th in 2002 to 73rd this year. China itself is ranked 177th out of 180.The letter was published in the following media:Hong Kong: Apple Daily News (in Chinese)Hong Kong: Hong Kong Free Press (in English)Hong Kong: South China Morning Post (in English)Taiwan: Liberty Times (in Chinese) Taiwan: BuzzOrange (in Chinese)Taiwan: Taipei Times (in English)Read the letter in its entirety: News PHOTO: ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Cleric accused of crimes against humanity to head Iran’s justice system

first_img“Iran is manoeuvring to suppress criticism by not allowing the UN special rapporteur to do an in-country investigation,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran desk. “The special rapporteur must be allowed to travel to Iran with High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in order to observe the disastrous human rights and press freedom situation in a country that is one of the world’s five biggest jailers of journalists.” After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that Ebrahim Raisi, a cleric accused of crimes against humanity, is to head Iran’s justice system for the next five years. His appointment by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on 7 March is an insult to his victims’ families and another blow to judicial independence, and will fuel the cycle of impunity. IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesInternational bodies ImprisonedWomenImpunityUnited NationsPredators Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists The day that Raisi’s appointment was announced, the justice system upheld the prison sentences of several members of the Sufi website Majzooban Noor, including Mohammad Sharifi Moghadam and Kasra Nouri, a member of its editorial committee, who were sentenced to 12 years in prison, and Sina Entesari, a citizen-journalist who was given a seven-year jail term. Help by sharing this information June 9, 2021 Find out more Because of these summary executions in the summer of 1988, many international human rights organizations and bodies and some UN special rapporteurs have said Raisi was responsible for crimes against humanity. Follow the news on Iran RSF_en News March 18, 2019 – Updated on April 17, 2019 Cleric accused of crimes against humanity to head Iran’s justice system Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human right lawyer who has defended journalists and citizen-journalists and was awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2012, has meanwhile just been sentenced to a total of 33 years in prison on seven charges, including at least 10 years for “inciting debauchery” and 148 lashes by the Tehran revolutionary court’s 28th chamber. Iran is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index News to go further A Khamenei protégé and former prosecutor general, Raisi had of late been special prosecutor of the court for clerics, which tries crimes by members of the clergy. He was a member of the feared commission appointed by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1988 that passed death sentences on thousands of political prisoners who refused to renounce their beliefs. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 March 18, 2021 Find out more Javaid Rehman, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, who provided a very alarming assessment of the regime’s press freedom and human rights policies and practices in report presented last week, has not been allowed to visit Iran. Organisation But a human rights report released by UN secretary-general António Guterres on 8 March revealed that representatives of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights visited Iran in 2018. And Iranian officials now say they have invited the High Commissioner herself to make a visit. News The late Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri – one of the Islamic Revolution’s theoreticians and Khomeini’s onetime heir apparent – described the executions as “the most terrible crime to have been committed under the Islamic Republic” and, addressing the commission’s members, said: “It is you, sirs, who carried it out, and your names will be registered as criminals in Iran’s history.”And yet now one of these “criminals” has been put in charge of Iran’s judicial system, a system in which most of the judges are regarded as guilty of corruption and other serious crimes. Raisi’s judicial system colleagues include other regime thugs involved in the 1988 mass executions, such as Aboughasem Salevati, now head of the Tehran revolutionary court’s 15th chamber, and Mohammad Moghiseh, head of its 28th chamber. Interrogators and torturers at Evin and Hamadan prisons when the mass extrajudicial executions took place there in 1988, these two judges have passed heavy jail sentences on around 100 journalists and citizen-journalists since June 2009. Receive email alerts RSF held a news conference in Paris on 7 February to reveal the scale of the lies that the Iranian regime has orchestrated about judicial persecution in Iran for decades – lies that were exposed by a leaked Iranian justice system file. News IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesInternational bodies ImprisonedWomenImpunityUnited NationsPredators February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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