Switch to CPI measure set to reduce benefits

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 12 October 2010 9:17 pm whatsappcenter_img MILLIONS?of pensioners will feel the pinch from April, when the government switches the measure used to shield them from rising prices.The changes, which will also affect the unemployed and other benefit claimants, will see payments rise in line with inflation as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), as opposed to the retail price index (RPI) or Rossi Index, which are historically much higher.Yesterday’s inflation figures put the CPI at 3.1 per cent in September, compared to 4.6 per cent for the RPI and 4.8 per cent for the Rossi Index. September’s inflation figures are used to calculate benefit rises next April. Jobseeker’s allowance will now rise by £2.05 in April, to £67.50, instead of the £3.15 it would have done under the Rossi Index, which was used to calculate means-tested benefits before the switch. Share Switch to CPI measure set to reduce benefits by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionlast_img read more

HK insider deal enforcer leaves

first_img Tags: NULL Share KCS-content THE head of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) will leave the job next summer after five years.Martin Wheatley, formerly the deputy chief of the London Stock Exchange, joined the SFC in 2005 and took over the chief executive’s role in 2006. Some say he might be a contender to head up the new Consumer Protection and Markets Authority being set up in the UK. Under Wheatley, the SFC cracked down on insider trading. Wednesday 8 December 2010 8:54 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofA Once in 17 Years Cicada Event in Princeton, New JerseyFamily Proof whatsapp HK insider deal enforcer leaves last_img read more

Is this the best FTSE 100 growth share to buy for the next decade?

first_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. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Image source: Getty Images Is this the best FTSE 100 growth share to buy for the next decade? See all posts by Alan Oscroft Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avast Plc. 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 The Avast (LSE: AVST) share price led the day’s FTSE 100 risers in early trading Wednesday. As I write,  International Consolidated Airlines, which has had a few good days, has taken the top spot. But Avast shares are still up 2.5%, so what’s happening?First, what is Avast? The company bills itself as “a global leader in digital security and privacy products.” Online security concerns are growing pretty much daily. And I reckon that could be a good industry to be in for the next decade. But what of Avast itself? The Avast share price has put on 56% over the past two years. But in the latter 12 months of that, we’ve seen a gain of only 8.5%.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…After investors hit the panic button when Covid-19 struck and dumped all their risky FTSE 100 shares, a chunk of that cash went into pandemic-safe stocks. Well, ones that investors thought fitted the bill, anyway. The firm’s shares climbed rapidly, but peaked in August. Since then, the Avast share price has given up a lot of its gains, while depressed companies are coming back. It all looks to me like a classic example of investor overreaction, followed by a slow reversion to the norm.Where is the FTSE 100 value now?That provided some great buying opportunities for bombed-out FTSE 100 stocks early in 2020. I can’t help thinking the same about those slowly deflating high-flyers now. And I’m tempted to add Avast to my ISA candidates list for 2021. Anyway, what news is there behind Wednesday’s price gain?Avast has just announced a “strategic partnership with PMovil, an industry leader in direct carrier billing and alternative payments in Latin America.” The deal means that “Avast’s subscription-based solutions will be available via direct carrier billing for over 400 million customers of PMovil worldwide.”Direct paymentsFrom a UK perspective it seems strange, but it appears that 76% of Latin American consumers do not have access to debit or credit cards. That must make online purchasing pretty tricky. And it could generate significant demand for Avast’s payment services. The company’s offering of “the option of breaking down the cost into more affordable monthly payments” sounds to me like a potential substitute for credit cards.Avast says: “Direct carrier billing is quickly emerging as a leading alternative payment, especially in emerging markets, where many are unbanked.”Any tech risks here?What are the risks? Firstly there’s the common risk associated with high-flying tech stocks in general. Since IPO in May 2018, the Avast share price has almost doubled, driving it into the FTSE 100. That’s all fine when the news stream is positive. But if a set of results should fail to meet expectations, investors can run for the hills. On that score, I generally prefer to buy into growth shares after they’ve had their first few ups and downs.What else could go wrong? We’re looking at security technology here, and how well it can stand up to attack by hackers. I’ve no reason to doubt the quality of Avast’s offerings. But even one security breach could surely cause a share price crash. A fear like this might be overdone, but it will be at the back of my mind as I dig deeper to try to decide whether to buy. Alan Oscroft | Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 | More on: AVST Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Rugby statistics: History won’t repeat in Premiership or Pro12

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Want to see Rugby World’s new season guide, as well as exclusive interviews with leading players eying up the competition? You’d better buy the October edition then – Out now! Chart topper: Billy Vunipola beat more defenders than anyone else, bar Mike Brown last season. Now he’s a SaracenThe stats from last season are impressive, with big players beating defenders and kickers clinging to ridiculous conversion percentages. But does this show who should win the league next season or who will be the best payer in the league? Quite the contrary. There are indeed hints that teams and players could kick on, but looking at some of these stats, we can deduce that some teams may struggle with players starting the season with other clubs.last_img read more

AD Classics: Lafayette Park / Mies van der Rohe

first_imgArchDaily AD Classics: Lafayette Park / Mies van der Rohe Save this picture!© Jamie SchaferWritten by Rennie Jones Share United States 1959 AD Classics: Lafayette Park / Mies van der RoheSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Lafayette Park / Mies van der Rohe “COPY” Year:  Projects 1959 Year:  Housing Save this picture!© Jamie SchaferIn many ways, Lafayette Park exemplifies the modernist ideal of ‘towers in the park.’ The 22-story towers are complimented by smaller-scale housing forms and surrounded by a 13-acre green space known as The Plaisance. Though the neighborhood is relatively close to downtown, it exists as a community apart. The area exudes a sense of security and calm in a city currently considered the most dangerous in the U.S. Property values and occupancy rates remain comparatively high. This may be the result of Lafayette Park’s collaborative design- the landscape, urban planning, and architecture were simultaneously considered from the project’s inception. Save this picture!Lafayette Park contains a variety of housing types, including three high-rise apartment buildings, 162 townhouse, and 24 courthouses. At the development’s northwest corner sits the Pavilion, which offers rental apartments of one, two, and three bedrooms. To the southeast, the East and West Lafayette Towers rise either side of a low garage set partially below grade. Save this picture!© Jamie SchaferThe individual buildings are tied together by features typical of Mies’s architectural aesthetic. Steel columns or mullions are visible on the exterior and run the full height of the facade. Plate glass windows extend floor-to-ceiling in the Pavilion, townhouses, and courthouses, and begin just above the floor in the East and West Towers. Save this picture!© Jörn SchiemannThe townhouses are identical, two-story bars arranged perpendicular and parallel to each other. Viewed from above, the configuration reads as rigid and regularized. From within the cluster of townhouses and courthouses, however, the rectilinear geometry is softened by greenery and obstructed views. Play areas, communal lawns, and parking lots fill the interstitial spaces between the bars, whose relatively small scale creates an intimate residential setting. The vastness of the complex is nearly imperceptible from the townhouse lawns, with the towers just visible through a screen of trees. Save this picture!© David SchalliolMies placed the kitchen and living areas on the first level of each townhouse, with the bedrooms located above. In some instances, the upper level of a unit is offset from the level below, allowing for a variety of bedroom configurations. The expansive glazing at the front and rear facades allows ample natural light during the day. Constructed during an era of highway building in a city devoted to the automobile, Lafayette Park was certainly designed with the car in mind. Rather than prominently exhibiting the parking lots between townhouses, the design team placed the parking several feet below grade. As a result, the cars cede to the landscape and the architecture.Save this picture!© James GriffioenThough Lafayette Park is widely regarded as a successful example of urban renewal, the development exposes the duality of the approach. The effort began with the demolition of Black Bottom, a working-class district considered a slum by the municipality. As Lafayette Park was designed to house middle-income residents, many former occupants of Black Bottom relocated to the nearby Brewster-Douglass and Jeffries Housing Projects. While Lafayette Park continues to offer desirable housing, the projects intended to house former Black Bottom residents no longer exist. Save this picture!© Jamie SchaferFor more information on Lafayette Park, see Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies. or visit MiesDetroit.org. Housing•Detroit, United States “COPY” Architects: Mies van der Rohe Year Completion year of this architecture project CopySituated at the eastern edge of Downtown Detroit, Lafayette Park constitutes the world’s largest collection of buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe. The 78-acre complex was completed in 1959, just after Crown Hall and the Seagram Building. It is not as well known as several Mies projects of that decade, however, and many critics argue the project deserves greater recognition. One of the first examples of urban renewal, it is a testament to the development’s design that it remains a vibrant neighborhood more than fifty years after its construction.Save this picture!© James GriffioenLafayette Park was the collaborative effort of Mies van der Rohe, landscape designer Alfred Caldwell, and planner Ludwig Hilberseimer. Herb Greenwald, the developer, worked with Mies previously on the apartments at 860-880 Lake Shore Drive. The architecture is decidedly Miesian, with pronounced structural elements and panels of plate glass, but the characteristic austerity is tempered by the configuration of buildings and surrounding landscape. Photographs photographs:  Jamie Schafer, Jörn Schiemann, Michael Zuhorski, Strident Weasel, David Schalliol, James Griffioen, Karin Jobst, MiesDetroit.orgPhotographs:  Jamie Schafer, Jörn Schiemann, Michael Zuhorski, Strident Weasel, David Schalliol, James Griffioen, Karin Jobst, MiesDetroit.org, Project gallerySee allShow lessLoft FOR / adn ArchitecturesSelected ProjectsLight Matters: Glass Beyond Transparency with James CarpenterArticlesProject locationAddress:Lafayette Park, Detroit, MI, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeMies van der RoheOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousingDetroitAD Architecture ClassicsHousingResidentialUnited StatesPublished on December 11, 2013Cite: Rennie Jones. “AD Classics: Lafayette Park / Mies van der Rohe” 11 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?AD 经典: 拉斐特公园 / Mies van der Rohe 密斯·凡·德罗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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/455524/ad-classics-lafayette-park-mies-van-der-rohe Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/455524/ad-classics-lafayette-park-mies-van-der-rohe Clipboardlast_img read more

Islesboro Residence, Boathouse & Studio / Andrew Berman Architect

first_imgSave this picture!© Michael Moran+ 36Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers: Lutron, RW Hardware, Spore Inc Photographs:  Michael Moran Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project United States Lead Architects: Landscape Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950064/islesboro-residence-boathouse-and-studio-andrew-berman-architect Clipboard ArchDaily Islesboro Residence, Boathouse & Studio / Andrew Berman ArchitectSave this projectSaveIslesboro Residence, Boathouse & Studio / Andrew Berman Architect Projects Architects: Andrew Berman Architect Area Area of this architecture project Area:  7400 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Andrew Berman Photographs CopyLandscape Architecture, Houses•Islesboro, United States “COPY” Year:  Islesboro Residence, Boathouse & Studio / Andrew Berman Architect CopyAbout this officeAndrew Berman ArchitectOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsLandscape ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookIslesboroUnited StatesPublished on October 27, 2020Cite: “Islesboro Residence, Boathouse & Studio / Andrew Berman Architect” 26 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Islesboro 船屋,住宅与工作室 / Andrew Berman Architect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 Design Team:Andrew Berman, Mariko Tsunooka, Lizzie Hodges, Dan MisriCity:IslesboroCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Michael MoranRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The site is a peninsula located on an island off the Maine coast, with long views south of Penobscot Bay and the Camden Hills beyond. The terrain is varied in elevation and includes a meadow, woods, and tidal pools. A twelve-foot tidal range makes for a dynamic shoreline in flux and emphasizes the dramatic vertical section of the site. Save this picture!© Michael MoranSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Michael MoranThree buildings were designed for this project; a house, a boathouse with a dock, and a studio. Each structure is sited and designed to enhance a nuanced appreciation of the specific terrain. Views, daylight, and prevailing breezes were considered. Inhabiting each of the structures, and moving between the three, leads to a continuous reading and exploring of the unique and variable site.Save this picture!© Michael MoranSave this picture!© Michael MoranThe buildings are framed in wood. The structure is revealed in places, covered in others. The buildings are clad in stained cedar.  The building designs and material selections were informed by the site and the local construction culture. Local building precedents were valuable instructors as to how to build in a natural and meaningful manner in this particular context. Save this picture!© Michael MoranProject gallerySee allShow less722 Ash Street House / Studio 804Selected ProjectsThe Lucid Abode / Design Forum IndiaSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950064/islesboro-residence-boathouse-and-studio-andrew-berman-architect Clipboard “COPY” 2014last_img read more

Fort Worth Board of Education names new superintendent

first_imgereardonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ereardon/ W.P. McLean 6th Grade Center updates health curriculum ReddIt ereardonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ereardon/ Fort Worth Independent School District establishes leadership academies Twitter + posts printDr. Kent Scribner is expected to be named the new superintendent of Fort Worth ISD Schools at tonight’s Board of Education meeting. Scribner has been the sole finalist for the job for a 21 day waiting period.Scribner has served as superintendent of Phoenix Union High School District in Arizona since 2008. His previous district consisted of 27,000 students, grades 9 through 12. He said the opportunity to work with younger students is one of the factors that attracted him to Fort Worth.“The fact that Fort Worth is a Pre-K through 12 district, I think is a great opportunity for me. I believe strongly in early childhood education, and think that it’s probably where we get our biggest bang for the buck in terms of educational investment,” Scribner said.Scribner also said another aspect of the Fort Worth district that attracted him is student diversity, coming from a school district with a high minority student percentage. Additionally, Scribner grew up speaking Spanish in a bilingual home.“My mother is from Mexico and my father is from Maine, so I know a little bit about diversity and difference. Growing up in a bilingual and bi-cultural home has been a great asset to me. I think that the ability to understand more than one language leads to a more well-rounded leadership style,” Scribner said.Scribner is leaving Phoenix on a positive note. Governing Board President of Phoenix Union High School District, Lela Alston, said in an email that Scribner has done many remarkable things that have brought Phoenix Union to where it is today.“It is evident that Dr. Scribner loved the students and community of Phoenix Union. Phoenix Union faced many challenges but Dr. Scribner weathered those storms and represented the district well,” she said.Members of the Fort Worth Board of Education have said they look forward to the addition of Scribner as well. School board member Judy Needham said Scribner is a perfect match for the district.“We are all very excited about him and we’re in unanimous agreement,” Needham said. ereardon ereardonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ereardon/ Previous articleSGA Live Blog: September 8, 2015Next articleLinebacker Douglas out for season, Patterson unhappy with buy-in ereardon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Paschal High School gains new assistant principal Linkedin Twitter Facebook Facebook JROTC cadets work concessions at TCU football games Linkedin ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ereardonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ereardon/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

RSF urges China to free citizen-journalist held at “black site” for six months

first_img March 12, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet Organisation to go further RSF_en Help by sharing this information PHOTO HRCCHINA.ORG News ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alertscenter_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Chinese authorities to immediately free the citizen-journalist Zhen Jianghua in accordance with their own legislation, which limits incommunicado detention in the Chinese equivalent of “black sites” to a maximum of six months. Follow the news on China News March 28, 2018 RSF urges China to free citizen-journalist held at “black site” for six months News June 2, 2021 Find out more News Zhen will complete his sixth month of Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) tomorrow. RSDL is a Chinese official euphemism for incommunicado detention at a “black site,” a particularly harsh form of detention designed to break civil rights and human rights defenders. It is limited to six months under China’s code of criminal procedure.“We call on the Chinese authorities to respect their own regulations by freeing Zhen Jianghua on completion of his six months of RSDL,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia bureau. “This citizen-journalist was wrongfully arrested, held incommunicado and no doubt tortured, as is often the case at ‘black sites,’ simply because he disseminated information although the Chinese constitution explicitly allows him to do that.”Famous for his smile and black cap and also known by the pseudonym of Guests Zhen, the 32-year-old Zhen is an emblematic member of the young generation of defenders of freely-reported information who resist China’s oppressive regime behind the scenes. He managed Human Rights Campaign in China, a website that documents civil society activity, and Across the Great FireWall, a site with technical tips on how to circumvent censorship.He is facing a five-year jail sentence for “inciting subversion of state authority,” a catch-all charge that is often used against journalists and human rights defenders. He was arrested on 1 September 2017 by police in the southern city of Zhuhai and, according to his lawyer, was placed in RSDL on 29 September.This deceptively-named form of detention was introduced in 2012 in the name of “combatting terrorism and corruption.” Far from being a form of house arrest, RSDL consists of incommunicado detention in extremely harsh conditions that often include mistreatment and torture with the aim of breaking detainees physically and psychologically.President Xi Jinping recently engineered a constitutional change that allows him to remain in office indefinitely. His country meanwhile remains near the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index (currently 176th out of 180 countries) while more than 50 journalists and bloggers are held in conditions that pose a threat to their lives. April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figureslast_img read more

Families reveal two Spanish journalists kidnapped three months ago

first_img Organisation Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria The families of Spanish journalists Javier Espinosa Robles and Ricardo García Vilanova revealed at news conferences in Beirut and Madrid today that the jihadi group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) kidnapped Espinosa and García in Syria’s northern province of Raqqah on 16 September.Reporters Without Borders condemns their abduction, which has again highlighted the ISIS strategy of trying to end the presence of all foreign journalists in the regions it controls or aspires to control.“After the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of its first resolution on the safety of journalists on 26 November, the international community must quickly intervene to prevent ISIS from extending its hold over all the so-called ‘liberated’ areas in northern Syria,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Urgent action is needed to end this nightmare for the Syrian population in general and news providers in particular, who are being targeted by both the regular army and armed groups that support Al-Qaeda.”The Spanish daily El Mundo, for which Espinosa works, said he and García were about to leave Syria after two weeks of covering the war’s impact on civilians in the eastern Deir Ezzor region when they abducted at a checkpoint in Tel Abiyad along with four members of the Free Syrian Army who were supposed to be protecting them. The four FSA members were freed 12 days later.Espinosa’s wife, Monica Pietro, said at the Beirut press conference that the current situation seemed to have reached an impasse and she announced a campaign for their release.“We appeal today to the Syrian people and to all the armed groups to help in the release of Javier and Ricardo, who have always strived to show the humanity and the suffering of the Syrian people in these difficult times,” she said.Both Espinosa and García are seasoned reporters who have been covering the uprising against the Assad regime since it began in March 2011. Espinosa, 49, has been based in Beirut as El Mundo’s Middle East correspondent since 2002. He was previously its South Africa correspondent, its Mexico City-based Latin America correspondent (1995 to 1999) and its Rabat-based Africa correspondent (1999 to 2002).From his Beirut base, Espinosa distinguished himself in his coverage of Iraq during the US-led military intervention in 2003 and the years that followed, and has been covering the popular uprisings in the Arab world since 2011.In February 2012, he was imprisoned with fellow journalists Edith Bouvier, William Daniels and Paul Conroy in the Bab Amr district of the Syrian city of Homs after its media centre was the target of a regular army bombardment. He has won many awards including the Bayeux-Calvados Prize in 2012 in the print media category for a report headline “Bab Amr’s last battle.”García is a freelance photographer and videographer who has been covering wars and humanitarian crises for more than 15 years, drawing attention to violations of human rights and children’s rights in particular.After covering the uprising in Libya in 2011, for which he and Alberto Arce shared the 2012 Rory Peck Trust Award in the features category for “Misrata, victory or death,” he has done a lot of reporting in Syria in the past two years, winning many awards in 2013.The news media he has worked for include Channel 4, APTN, Reuters and Euronews. He has also worked for the United Nations and for humanitarian organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières and Human Rights Watch.According to Reporters Without Borders’ tally, a total of 18 foreign journalists are currently kidnapped, detained or missing in Syria while 22 Syrian news providers are missing, kidnapped or held by armed groups in northern Syria.Reporters Without Borders is a partner in the “Free Press for Syria” campaign that was launched on 2 December to denounce a “deliberate strategy (by ISIS) to suppress media freedom and impose new generalized censorship on the Syrian people.” SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News December 10, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Families reveal two Spanish journalists kidnapped three months ago SyriaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en February 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Syria Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists center_img News to go further March 12, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News March 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

[Delhi Riot Case] Delhi HC Seeks Delhi Police’s Report On Bail Plea Filed By Safoora Zargar

first_imgTop Stories[Delhi Riot Case] Delhi HC Seeks Delhi Police’s Report On Bail Plea Filed By Safoora Zargar Press Trust of India18 Jun 2020 4:55 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court Thursday asked the Delhi Police to file status report on a plea by Jamia Coordination Committee member Safoora Zargar, who was arrested under the anti-terror law –UAPA — seeking bail in a case related to communal violence in northeast Delhi during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in February.Zargar, M Phil student of Jamia Millia Islamia University, is…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court Thursday asked the Delhi Police to file status report on a plea by Jamia Coordination Committee member Safoora Zargar, who was arrested under the anti-terror law –UAPA — seeking bail in a case related to communal violence in northeast Delhi during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in February.Zargar, M Phil student of Jamia Millia Islamia University, is more than four months pregnant.Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued notice to the police and asked it to file a status report on the bail plea.The high court listed the matter for further hearing on June 22.Zargar, who was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on April 10, has challenged the June 4 order of the trial court denying her bail in the case.The trial court, in its order, had said when you choose to play with embers, you cannot blame the wind to have carried the spark a bit too far and spread the fire. It had said that during the course of investigation a larger conspiracy was discernible and if there was prima evidence of conspiracy, acts and statements made by any one of the conspirators, it is admissible against all.The court had said that even if there was no direct act of violence attributable to the accused (Zargar), she cannot shy away from her liability under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).However, the trial court had asked the concerned jail superintendent to provide adequate medical aid and the assistance to Zargar.The police had earlier claimed that Zargar allegedly blocked a road near Jaffrabad metro station during the anti-CAA protests and instigated people that led to the riots in the area.It further claimed that she was allegedly part of the premeditated conspiracy to incite communal riots in northeast Delhi in February.Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and scores injured.Next Storylast_img read more