2 top-performing FTSE 100 risers since last month’s stock market crash

first_img Enter Your Email Address Kirsteen Mackay | Thursday, 23rd April, 2020 | More on: ICP POLY Image source: Getty Images 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. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay These FTSE 100 risers have been topping the charts since the 23 March stock market crash. Polymetal International (LSE:POLY) and Intermediate Capital Group (LSE:ICP) have been making great gains as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. But the question is, will their bull run continue?Glinting in the sunFTSE top riser Polymetal International has seen its share price advance close to 44% since the market crashed a month ago.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…A leading precious metals mining group, Polymetal has benefited from the rising price of gold, but it’s also doing well operationally. So far, its operations have not been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.Are gold stocks a good investment?Polymetal has a portfolio of nine ‘producing’ gold, silver and copper mines and exploration projects in Russia and Kazakhstan. It has a £7bn market cap, a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 16, earnings per share of £1.01 and a 4% dividend yield.CEO Vitaly Nesis reported a strong start to the year in Polymetal’s Q1 2020 production results. That was mainly thanks to rising gold output at its Kyzyl mine in Kazakhstan, where production was up 39% year-on-year.Despite a consistent share price climb in recent years (over 200% in the past five years), I think this stock has further to rise. The bulls are still rallying on gold, and the demand for other precious metals follows suit.If we slip into a recession in the coming months, then I’d imagine gold prices will rally further.  For these reasons, I think gold stocks are a good investment and Polymetal appears to be leading the way.Another FTSE 100 riserWhile the financial sector suffers, Intermediate Capital Group has been thriving. The ICP share price is up 45% since last month’s stock market crash. Its business centres around providing capital to help companies grow.Earlier in April, its real estate arm, ICG-Longbow, announced a £25m investment in Proximity Data Centres. The pandemic is likely to increase the demand for data centres and digital connectivity. This cash injection provided by ICP will help Proximity grow and meet this demand.Intermediate Capital Group has a P/E ratio of 15, its earnings per share are 63p and its dividend yield is 4.6%.There’s no doubt financial companies are in a risky position, but ICP seems to be worth watching. I like that it invests in companies to help them grow. The future is uncertain for many, but we can be sure there will be eventual winners. A company like ICP is in a good position to choose carefully and invest in those with promise.In its Macro Views report released today, ICP says a difficult few months ahead are to be expected. But government economic support and virus suppression policies are laying the foundations for recovery later in 2020.ICP provides several strategies and funds aimed at institutional investors. As the economy gets back on its feet, demand from institutional investors will continue to grow.Both these stocks have seen their share prices rise and at a time when dividends are being slashed left, right and centre, their dividend yields look appealing.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img 2 top-performing FTSE 100 risers since last month’s stock market crash 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. 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1102 Penthouse / Apical Reform

first_img 2014 1102 Penthouse / Apical Reform “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” 1102 Penthouse / Apical ReformSave this projectSave1102 Penthouse / Apical Reform Area:  5000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeApical ReformOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingPenthouseHousingAhmedabadResidentialIndiaPublished on March 15, 2015Cite: “1102 Penthouse / Apical Reform” 14 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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/607469/1102-penthouse-apical-reform Clipboard Architects: Apical Reform Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectSofasBoConceptOttawa Sofa 2501SofasBoConceptOttawa Sofa OT11Principal/Designer:Amrish PatelDirector/Architect:Darshan SoniCg Artist:Manoj GundaniyaArchitect:Maharshi Bhatacharya, Aditya BhattProduct Designer:Luisa JanuzziCity:AhmedabadCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Apical ReformText description provided by the architects. Located in the upmarket neighbourhood of Judges Bungalow Road in Ahmedabad, India, the penthouse comprises of, the internally connected, two west wing apartment units on the 11th and 12th floor of Parijat Residences.Save this picture!11th Floor Plan Furniture LayoutDesign of the slightest of details and nuances of various aspects of the interior was attempted through this project, wherein Apical Reform was purposed to transform a standardized apartment to serve a family’s austere yet lavish lifestyle.Save this picture!© Apical ReformGrey and white surfaces with discrete, novel forms unify the house, and provide the ideal canvas for a splash of colour. The carefully selected decor with intriguing lighting design and customized artworks add character to the spaces.Save this picture!© Apical ReformBe it climbing the dramatic staircase or dining at the breakfast table, the attempted blending of artistry into every space elevates its humble function to an event.Save this picture!SectionThe project highlights include the patterned screens, distinctive artworks, lighting design and a sculptural staircase.Save this picture!© Apical ReformProject gallerySee allShow lessCompany Building in Kanagawa / HMAASelected ProjectsArquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women in Architecture: Part 6, Landscape ArchitectureArticlesProject locationAddress:Paarijat Residences, Judges Bunglow Road, Sumeru, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380054,IndiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyPenthouse•Ahmedabad, India India Photographs:  Apical Reform Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Apical Reform+ 18 Share Photographs Manufacturers: BoConcept, Hansgrohe, DuPont, Honeywell, Imola, Siemens, Smeg, Toto, Viega, Acor, Corvi, Durlax, Enox, Escenium HAUS, Hybec, Marina Home, Norisys, Yale Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Year:  Penthouse ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/607469/1102-penthouse-apical-reform Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

Z House / MdA Arquitectura

first_img Macarena de Almenara Projects “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950068/z-house-mda-arquitectura Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs Lead Architects: Z House / MdA Arquitectura CopyHouses, House Interiors•Lima, Peru Peru “COPY” Architects: MdA Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Area:  242 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 Year:  Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lumion, Casa Rosselló, Colomural, Deco Art, Decor Center, Deko Mundo, Rossello, Trimble Photographs:  Renzo Rebagliati Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:MdA ArquitecturaClients:Zevallos – Celle familyEngineering:Avenda Engineering – Jorge AvendañoCollaborators:Abrahan Piñango, Mauricio Diaz, Elizabeth CastilloCity:LimaCountry:PeruMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. House Z is a project developed on a land of 299.80 square meters, which belongs to a condominium of two (02) properties. The main lot is 1270 sqm and both lots share a common area of 10 sqm, designed as the pedestrian entry for them. The program is developed on two levels, being the first one of 120.64 sqm, and the second one of 121.87 sqm ceiling area.Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiSave this picture!CorteSave this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiFormal and functionally different house environments are distributed on an L shaped plant which helps configure a central space where the terrace, pool, grill, and a large percentage of green area are located. The concept of the house intends to maintain all the social such as private environments on the first and second level with a visual registry towards the central space.Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiThe first level has all the social environments (living room, dining room and family room) connected between each other, having the kitchen as main axis for them. The kitchen has an orchard generated by the recess of the rear facade, which in addition enlightens ventilates/aerates it. The free area on the first level is shaped in its majority by green areas, having a terrace and a grill area, preceded by the pool. Between the kitchen and the dining room you find the services core, which consists of a laundry, a deposit, and a service bathroom: all spaces aerated and lighted by a double height duct.Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiThe vertical circulation communicates the first and second house levels and is located between the kitchen and dining room. The staircase leads to a family room with a desk area, which is aerated and lighted by a double height duct as well. This space communicates, on one way, with the main bedroom, and on the other to a shared walk in closet which is lighted and aerated by the rear facade recess, and it allows access to two secondary bedrooms. Each one of these bedrooms has access to a shared bathroom located in between both.     Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiThe main bedroom is located on the second level’s right wing, from which you appreciate a privileged view of all the exterior environments of the house. This bedroom also has a walk in closet and a bathroom which are lighted and aerated through skylights. Structurally, the project is developed with concrete columns, plates and slabs, while the partition is masonry.Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiThe house expression contemplates stone floors for the terrace, micro cement for the wall which extends to the living and dining room, and on the house interior high traffic PVC floor with a wooden-like finish. The kitchen shares the same floor as the rest of the house.Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiFinally, the backsplash contemplates a micro cement finish, and the boards are made of quartz both on the countertops and on the island.Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiProject gallerySee allShow lessOnline Masterclass: The Power of People in Place MakingLectureLHL Hospital / Nordic Office of ArchitectureSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950068/z-house-mda-arquitectura Clipboard Z House / MdA ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveZ House / MdA Arquitectura Save this picture!© Renzo Rebagliati+ 21Curated by Matheus Pereira Share CopyAbout this officeMdA ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsCercado de LimaConcrete HousesPeruPublished on October 24, 2020Cite: “Z House / MdA Arquitectura” [Casa Z / MdA Arquitectura] 24 Oct 2020. 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THD House / AD9 Architects

first_img “COPY” Projects Architects: AD9 Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  190 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyHouses•Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956879/thd-house-ad9-architects Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956879/thd-house-ad9-architects Clipboard Houses 2020 THD House / AD9 Architects Photographs:  Quang Tran Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project THD House / AD9 ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTHD House / AD9 ArchitectsSave this picture!© Quang Tran+ 43Curated by Hana Abdel Share Vietnam Photographs Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hafele, Jotun, Lafarge Holcim, Toto, Adobe, Trimble Navigation, Vietceramics, XingfaSpecialists:{“id”=>”6024f7e4f91c8171f6000025”, “name”=>{“es”=>”TTH Construction Company”, “pt”=>”TTH Construction Company”, “cn”=>”TTH Construction Company”, “en”=>”TTH Construction Company”}, “email”=>””, “entity”=>”Company”, “type_name”=>”Manufacturers”}, {“id”=>”6024f7e5f91c8171f6000027”, “name”=>{“es”=>”Vien Man Furniture Company”, “pt”=>”Vien Man Furniture Company”, “cn”=>”Vien Man Furniture Company”, “en”=>”Vien Man Furniture Company”}, “email”=>””, “entity”=>”Company”, “type_name”=>”Furniture Manufacturer”} Architects:Nguyen Nho, Nguyen Thanh Hai Nam, Nguyen Huynh Thanh Tan, Phan Trong Hiep, Dang Thanh Phat, Hua Huu Phuoc, Nguyen Duc TruyenClients:Ms. AnhCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Quang TranRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™WoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. This construction project is a gift from a daughter to her mother, who has spent more than 30 years living in an old, deteriorating building. We want to create a space that facilitates the daily activities of an elderly and, at the same time, creates a connection between functional rooms.Save this picture!© Quang TranSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Quang TranThe ground floor consists of the kitchen, common space, and the mother’s sleeping space. We intentionally veered away from creating a closed bedroom, as the spacious and ventilation factors are prioritized. Save this picture!© Quang TranThe first and second floor consist of the children’s bedroom, who are also taking care of their mother. These two floors are designed in a miscellaneous storey structure to create more space and allow ventilation. The two bedrooms still ensure privacy when necessary, and is connected with the rest of the house through the floor void. The reverence space is located at the top of the building, facing the big skylight, as we hope to feature ancestor reverence belief in a more light-hearted and intimate way.Save this picture!© Quang TranSave this picture!DiagramLast, but not least, is the laundry yard, and the route to the garden, as the whole area of the sloped roof is utilized for growing shade plants, flowers, and organic vegetable. We hope to create a fresh and clear garden space, where the inhabitants can host their daily activities and create valuable psychological values.Save this picture!IllustrationTHD house was completed and put into use in almost the exact manner of what we have pictured for this project: the sense about life inside an urban building, the desire to create core values for the inhabitants, and the house also has its own new life.Save this picture!© Quang TranProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse T / Suppose Design OfficeSelected ProjectsShamim Polymer Factory / Davood Boroojeni OfficeSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeAD9 ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookVietnamPublished on February 12, 2021Cite: “THD House / AD9 Architects” 11 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Localgiving to open Winter Giving campaign on 28 November

first_img  233 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Localgiving to open Winter Giving campaign on 28 November 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. Localgiving has launched its winter campaign, Winter Giving, which will open on #GivingTuesday (28 November) and end on 14 December.During the Winter Giving campaign, appeal pages on Localgiving will be ranked according to the number of unique donors from whom they receive support.The appeal that receives backing from the most donors will top the Winter Giving leaderboard and will be awarded £300 towards their campaign.Localgiving is also hosting three webinars to help groups make the most of the season of giving. Webinar topics will include: running a successful fundraising appeal, reaching new audiences online and running one-day fundraising campaigns, and people can sign up online.The campaign winner will be announced on the 15th of December, Local Charities Day 2017. On Local Charities Day, Localgiving will also be running two competitions to help bring attention to local charities:The Localgiving member that gets the most retweets for a single tweet on the day will win a prize of £100The individual who donates to the most Localgiving members on the day will win £100 to be distributed across the organisations they have supportedChris Dormer, Head of Business Development at Localgiving said:“Winter is traditionally a time for charity appeals. With a little thought, all of us could name a big charity appeal that has captured our attention at this time of year. Sadly, local charities and community groups are often overlooked at this time despite doing some of the most important work in hard to reach parts of our communities. Our Winter Giving campaign is designed to give local groups a platform from which to galvanise support for their appeals. This is an easy way for local groups to get neighbours, colleagues, family and friends on board – bringing attention, not only to their current campaign, but also to their wider work.” Advertisement Tagged with: Localgiving match fundingcenter_img Melanie May | 20 November 2017 | News  232 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8last_img read more

First International Women’s Congress calls for unity and solidarity

first_imgThe following is based on a slightly modified translation by Resumen Latinoamericano, published Sept. 21.The First International Women’s Congress for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples, held in Caracas [Sept. 19-21], assembled representatives of 110 organizations from 23 countries from all over the world. The proposal and plans for the Congress stemmed from agreements [to hold international events by sector] reached at the São Paolo Forum, held in July in the Venezuelan capital.  Outside the First International Women’s Congress, Caracas, Venezuela, Sept. 19-21“It is one of the events in which sectors of the country conduct discussions,  because within the framework of the Forum, topics are developed in a very collateral way. This allows us to carry out and fulfill our agreements,” explained Gladys Requena, vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) — Women’s Sector, which promoted the organization of the Congress.This is not the first Congress held since the Forum. In August, the Workers’ Congress took place, and the Indigenous Peoples’ Congress will be held soon.“On the one hand, this is about developing discussion and organizing each social sector,” said Requena. “On the other hand, it is about reaffirming the solidarity of the world with the revolutionary project and with the agreements aimed at condemning the unilateral sanctions and criminal blockade undertaken by U.S. imperialism against the people of Venezuela.” Deciding to hold the Congress in Caracas was politically significant, as it was for the São Paulo Forum. “We are showing Venezuela that it is not alone, that the women of the world are following its cause and that we are here to see the reality they are living. More importantly, we are here to tell the world why Venezuelan women are defending the process of the Bolivarian Revolution,” said Gloria Inés Ramírez Muñoz, vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Women’s International Democratic Federation (FDIM).Ramírez Muñoz, representing Colombia, was present at the opening session, sharing the stage with other world leaders and representatives of the Venezuelan revolution’s political leadership, including Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Constituent Assembly. Also present on the stage was Wafi Ibrahim from Lebanon, who is the coordinator of the José Martí Arab-Latin American Solidarity Association and vice coordinator of the FDIM’s Arab region.  Ibrahim underlined the dimension of the common enemy: “All the peoples of the world who have been victims of the same policy and the same aggression adhere to this type of solidarity with fervor because no one wants any nation in the world to endure the tragedy that we in the Arab region have experienced as a result of all the plans implemented by the United States and Israel.”Venezuelan women came from all statesFive hundred Venezuelan women attended the Congress. They included representatives of diverse political, territorial and state organizations: the PSUV, different Chavista [pro-government] parties, the Ministry of People’s Power for Women, the National Constituent Assembly, peasants, commune members and women of African descent. Also participating were members of the Bolivarian Militia and military members of the Ministry of People’s Power for Defense — where an organization exists to address gender inequality.   There was nationwide representation, with women coming from all 24 states in the country. It made visible both the different expressions of women’s organizations and public policies. Ramírez Muñoz explained, “We are able to [offer] evidence about the situation of women’s rights because the government has implemented public policies to defend women’s rights.”  Requena, who served as minister for women and gender equality, highlighted this point: “The Bolivarian Government promotes public policies for women’s economic, political and social empowerment, as well as policies for the integral protection of women and that guarantee the lives of women and children — such as the right to breastfeed and humanized childbirth, two major programs that we are carrying out.”The International Women’s Congress provided a forum where women could get acquainted with the policies developed during the years of the Chavista government and those which are still being implemented during this period of siege. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro referred to this issue during a ceremony where he appeared with Vice President Delcy Rodriguez and Requena.  He emphasized the policies implemented by the national government to meet women’s needs from pregnancy and childbirth and until children attend school.‘War targets women’Women are “the first ones to be impacted by war — in our bodies, in our territories and in our country,” said Ramírez Muñoz. “Women are part of the day-to-day construction of the social fabric of this society, and as such, the central target of wars in their different forms. In Colombia, where one of the main objectives is to build peace with social justice, this attack is expressed, for example, in the murders of social leaders and human rights leaders.  Most of them are women.”In Venezuela, Requena explained, a “multifactorial war” is taking place.  Women have been targeted because of their key roles at home, in the countryside, in organizational processes, and in political and social mobilizations. Women play a central role in the popular sectors — organizing food distribution, building solidarity networks, [participating] in the Bolivarian Militia, mobilizing for electoral campaigns and [carrying out] political acts.Requena stressed: “The right wing in Venezuela and abroad, bourgeoisies and oligarchies, have identified that everything in Venezuela is [being] sustained on women’s shoulders. We are the political target. They seek to depress us and disconnect us from the Bolivarian project. We are a target of the imperial power because the U.S. empire has identified the mobilizing strength of women.” ‘We know how to resist’“We have proven that we know how to resist and that we have an agenda for a counteroffensive,” continued Requena. “We are manufacturing soaps, toothpastes, eco-friendly cloth diapers. We are sowing and producing corn meal. Here the empire does not find women have surrendered. Women are developing [their] creative capacities and potential for struggle.”Ibrahim emphasized: “The U.S. policy of siege — as it is with their weapon of the economic blockade — is not only being implemented against Venezuela.” She explained that she brought her voice from Lebanon in the Middle East to “shake the hands of Venezuelan women and tell them we are with them … [and we have] a view to developing a joint road map with them.”“We need to coordinate actions,” stated Ibrahim. “The enemy is doing it. People who are struggling, people who have a cause, must coordinate their steps and yell at the same time and push in the same direction to reach our goal. The enemy cannot catch us divided and distanced. We have to understand each other and get closer.”President Maduro affirmed that a joint road map is part of the government’s central policy. He delivered a draft of the final statement of the Congress opposing an open war against Venezuela — a threat that comes from both the diplomatic siege by the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance and from actions taken by the Colombian government and its elites.Ramírez Muñoz emphasized: “We are calling on Colombian and Venezuelan men and women not to fall into hatred and confrontation, but to strengthen and deepen our bonds of unity; to revive our joint history and roots and to denounce what is taking place at the border — and condemn the paramilitary groups there, backed by the Colombian state.”The International Women’s Congress is expected to establish a road map for actions, debates and mobilizations within the current context, which is marked by major scenarios of conflict, joint [hostile] efforts and multiple common enemies.Additional sources: Internationalist 360° (Sept. 22), Orinoco Tribune (Sept. 20 and Sept. 26).FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

US — #WeeklyAddress: January 22 — 28: President Trump continues criticism of the media, even while in Davos

first_img United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of January 22 – 28: News United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses June 3, 2021 Find out more News Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on United States to go further June 7, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says President Trump criticizes the media at Davos summit On January 26 while at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, President Trump received a round of boos from the audience for his remarks attacking the media. At the outset, the speech he gave centered on the US economy; yet he soon veered towards his own vendetta against the press when he said, “it wasn’t until I became a politician, that I realized how nasty, how mean, how vicious and how fake the press can be.” Also during his trip to Davos, Trump responded to the New York Times article that was published January 25 with “fake news, folks. Fake news. Typical New York Times fake story.” In the article, NYT reported that the president originally ordered Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, to be fired, yet held up doing so when the White House counsel threatened to quit. Trump has targeted NYT multiple times during his presidency, including when he gave the news outlet one of his “fake news” awards. San Antonio reporter harassed while on assignment On the evening of January 23, Ashlei King, a reporter for KABB Fox29, a Fox-affiliated television station, and News4S, an NBC-affiliated television station, was the target of derogatory insults. Several unidentified individuals in a vehicle drove by King multiple times while she was setting up for a live shot in front of a school in San Antonio. In a Facebook Live video, King, who is African-American, explained the incident, “They drove by and they yelled ‘F the government. You effing fake news. F you, you n-word.’ And they kept saying it, like you n-word, you n-word, you n-word.” King described prior incidents where she had been yelled at, but said this one felt different. She told Reporters Without Borders (RSF) that while she felt the insults were in part a result of her race, they were also a result of her profession and therefore “a little of both.” While she admitted “there is a lot of hate in the country right now,” King insisted she would not be intimidated by the incident, even if she will continue to remain aware of her surroundings while on the job so as “to make sure nothing happens again.” Since the start of his administration, President Trump has frequently referred to news outlets and specific reporters as “fake news” for coverage he deems unfavorable. He has also re-tweeted at least three violent memes against the network CNN, which has led to an apparent increase in violent threats from members of the public towards media outlets and reporters. The most recent incident involved multiple death threats against CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta. Latest anti-media tweets from Trump: more of the same President Trump tweeted criticism of the media two times this week; once shaming “fake reporting” and another praising “Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN”. On Monday, Vanity Fair reported that Ivanka Trump was searching for a new White House chief of staff to replace General John Kelly. According to Vanity Fair, the president told a close friend, “I’ve got another nut job here who thinks he’s running things”; however, Trump quickly attempted to shift the discussion to the media’s “fake reporting.” Trump then went on to simultaneously praise and mock CNN’schief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta. The tweet attacking CNN cameafter BrandonGriesemer was arrested for making death threats against the network.The United States ranks 43rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year.For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say January 29, 2018 US — #WeeklyAddress: January 22 — 28: President Trump continues criticism of the media, even while in Davoslast_img read more

Radio – last bulwark of media freedom and independence

first_img RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 3, 2021 Find out more February 13, 2017 – Updated on February 14, 2017 Radio – last bulwark of media freedom and independence Organisation Help by sharing this information News June 9, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts SyriaCentral African RepublicBurundiDemocratic Republic of CongoEritreaChinaVietnamLaosNorth KoreaMiddle East – North Africa AfricaAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Exiled mediaPredatorsFreedom of expressionUNESCO center_img On World Radio Day, celebrated today, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) pays tribute to radio’s contribution to the fight for media freedom and urges support for exile radio stations that uphold the right to news and information of peoples subjected to the most extreme situations. News to go further “At a time of technological revolution and upheavals in the way we provide and obtain news and information, radio plays an essential role in promoting free speech and the right to be informed,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“World Radio Day is an occasion to hail the courage and dedication of radio journalists who, in their own country or in exile, provide freely and independently reported news coverage to peoples experiencing crises or living under authoritarian regimes.”UNESCO launched World Radio Day in 2012 to celebrate the importance of radio broadcasting throughout the world and the role that many radio stations play in providing communities with news coverage. The situation in Syria, Africa or North Korea shows that radio can be a powerful tool in the service of the people’s right to reporting that is independent, outspoken and free of any state censorship.Syria: informing communities beset by warWhere there is no electricity or Internet, radio adapts to the daily existence of a population caught in the trap of war. Easy to operate and easy to tune into, dozens of radio stations broadcasting on FM wavelengths or sometimes on the Internet emerged in Syria after the start of the uprising in 2011. Stations such as Radio Fresh, based in northern Syria, have proved useful above all at facilitating communication and representation within local communities, even if they face major challenges, especially structural and logistic ones, in the absence of sustained support from external actors and sizeable listener catchment areas.These radio stations are exposed to the same dangers as all journalists in what is the world’s deadliest country for media personnel. In April 2016, gunmen torched the headquarters of ARTA FM, a Kurdish radio station in the northeastern city of Amouda and threatened to kill its director if he tried to resume broadcasting.For security reasons, most of these new independent radio stations are based in areas held by the opposition or by the Kurdish forces, or have had to base themselves outside the country to escape the Syrian government’s censorship.Radio Alwan and Nasaem Souria have found a refuge in neighbouring Turkey. The first is based in Istanbul and the second in Gaziantep, a city close to the border. They manage to reach Syrians as far south as the Idlib region (about 300 km north of Damascus).The Paris-based independent Syrian web radio Rozana was launched in June 2013 with the support of RSF and other international NGOs. Its editor-in-chief Lina Chawaf is a well-known Syrian journalist who was forced to flee her country in 2011. Rozana relies on a dynamic network of citizen journalists inside Syria, who often take risks to do their reporting. One of their correspondents was fatally injured by rebel gunfire while on assignment in Idlib province in September 2014. Another Rozana citizen journalist was kidnapped in eastern Aleppo on August 2013 and is still held by Islamic State.Africa’s watchdogsIn sub-Saharan Africa, radio is clearly the most important form of media. In countries afflicted by crises or bad governance, radio stations sometimes even come to assume of the functions of the state. At the height of the conflict in the Central African Republic in 2012-2013, communities in Bangui left their dead outside Radio Ndeke Luka to be counted. “We were police, judge and hospital all in one,” the station’s news editor said at the time.In Burundi, privately-owned radio stations not only provided news but also educated the public about their rights, denouncing abuse of authority by policemen, judges and other state entities. Some of the radio stations became so influential that the government felt threatened and seized the first opportunity to crush them. All but one of Burundi’s independent privately-owned radio stations have remained closed since an offensive against them in May 2015.Governments too often regard radio stations as targets to be neutralized. In Democratic Republic of Congo, local FM retransmission of Radio France International’s broadcasts in the capital Kinshasa has been suspended for the past three months because of its coverage of the crackdown on protests against the unconstitutional postponement of the president election. The RFI signal from nearby Brazzaville, which can be picked up in some Kinshasa districts, is also being jammed.In Eritrea, a country that has distinguished itself by being ranked last in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index for the past eight years, only one media outlet can claim to provide freely and independently reported news and information – a radio station called Radio Erena (“Our Eritrea”). Based in Paris, far from Eritrean government threats and pressure, it is headed by Biniam Simon, a onetime star presenter on Eritrean national TV and now a political refugee, who founded it seven years ago with RSF support. It broadcasts for two hours a day in Tigrinya (Eritrea’s national language) and Arabic by satellite, Internet and mobile phone app, covering stories ignored by the local media, which are reduced to being the propaganda outlets of Africa’s worst dictatorship. Asia-Pacific: exile radio “lifelines” for victims of authoritarian regimesBroadcast media entirely under state control is a common feature of China, Vietnam and Laos. Prior censorship is the rule in these particularly authoritarian regimes. And the authorities often jam the signals of foreign radio stations such as Voice of America and Radio Free Asia that offer one of the few possibilities of getting freely reported news.North Korea’s unparalleled determination to combat “hostile foreign forces” has driven many of its citizens to violate its draconian laws in order to acquire radio sets capable of receiving the shortwave broadcasts of exile radio stations, especially those based in South Korea. The number of radio stations broadcasting to North Korea from Seoul has grown in the past decade or so. The first was Free North Korea Radio (FNK), which was launched in 2005. The others include Open Radio for North Korea (ORNK) and Radio Free Chosun (RFC). Run by North Korean refugees, they broadcast uncensored news reports, much to Pyongyang’s annoyance.As more and more North Koreans get their hands on shortwave radio sets that are being smuggled into the country, the regime has stepped up its jamming and its persecution of those caught in the fact of listening to these “seditious” broadcasts.Radio sets confiscated by the People’s Security Agency are generally locked onto the regime’s official radio station frequency (by means of soldering and withdrawal of electronic components). This is arguably a lesser evil because those caught listening to international radio stations at night usually pay a very high price.Several military units – including “Group 109,” reportedly once run by no less a person than Kim Jong-Un – are specifically tasked with randomly visiting homes to seek evidence of foreign media consumption. The death penalty is only rarely imposed for such a crime, but offenders are known to have been sent to labour camps.Supporting exile radio stations“In times of peace, conflict and emergencies, radio remains a crucial source of information and knowledge,” UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova said in a message for World Radio Day, adding that radio can also “provide a beacon for innovative solutions to local problems, and continue to advance human rights.”Her words take on added importance in the extreme situation of a country that has a dictatorial regime or in a failed state that is prey to armed groups and endemic violence.Every year, dozens of journalists are forced to flee their country to escape danger. Reducing journalists to silence by encouraging them to flee abroad is more than ever an integral part of the repressive arsenal used by media freedom’s enemies throughout the world.When some of these journalists manage to find work with foreign radio stations that cover their country of origin, or when they get together to create new radio stations targeting the fellow citizens they left behind, RSF believes that we all have a duty to support them.RSF urges the governments of countries that give journalists political asylum to do everything possible to make it easy for them to continue practicing their profession. RSF also calls on media freedom organizations to increase the assistance they provide to these journalists and free speech defenders. News RSF_en Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa News World Radio Day SyriaCentral African RepublicBurundiDemocratic Republic of CongoEritreaChinaVietnamLaosNorth KoreaMiddle East – North Africa AfricaAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Exiled mediaPredatorsFreedom of expressionUNESCO last_img read more

Former mayor comes out of retirement for local election

first_imgNewsPoliticsFormer mayor comes out of retirement for local electionBy Alan Jacques – March 29, 2019 1687 Former Mayor Jim Long who will be contesting the local elections in May.Photo: Emma JervisFORMER Mayor of Limerick Jim Long has entered the fray as a candidate for the upcoming local elections in City West.Speaking to the Limerick Post this Wednesday, the former Fine Gael councillor revealed that he has been encouraged to come out of retirement and put himself forward as an Independent candidate on May 24.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Over the past five years, I have always been available to people who needed advice on a broad number of issues and concerns. Also, I kept an eye and ear on the shenanigans at council,” the Ballinacurra Gardens man explained.“My assessment is that delivery has been overshadowed by personal fulfilment of the majority of councillors who sit in council chambers. It is very obvious that the cosy done deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil at the behest of senior management within Limerick City and County Council has led to these councillors becoming yes men and women to the chief executive and his team.“As a result, we have dictatorship at the cost of governance and democracy,” he claimed.“This is evident in relation to a number of issues that have failed the people of Limerick over the years.“To name but a few, the huge concerns from operations at the Irish Cement and Aughinish factories from toxic pollutants has now soared beyond health concerns, to an actual denial of our human rights by administrators and agencies.“Our elected members have been extremely silent on the process. The mould must be broken between the Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil coalition and senior management.“They have to be ousted and replaced by trustworthy candidates who will deliver for the people, not for Council management, themselves or multinationals,” he concluded. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Linkedin Twitter Previous articleScramblers are creating havoc on Childers Road in LimerickNext articleGiant Granny left a rich cultural legacy in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSLimerick City and CountyLocal Elections 2019politics Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? WhatsApp Printcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Limerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Emaillast_img read more

Gowanus rezoning may move forward as soon as Monday

first_img Full Name* Tags Share via Shortlink The application to rezone 80 blocks in Gowanus was temporarily halted in January in response to a lawsuit by community groups. The complaint accused the Department of City Planning of not properly notifying the public of its intention to start the rezoning process and alleged that Uniform Land Use Review Procedure hearings must be held in person under city law, regardless of exceptions made during the pandemic.Levine has been sympathetic to arguments that the city needs to make rezoning hearings more accessible. Last month, she declined to lift a temporary restraining order holding up an application for 960 Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights, citing similar reasons over access.It was not immediately clear if the city has agreed to create additional accommodations for the public as a condition of the Gowanus plan moving forward. One risk for the de Blasio administration is that whatever it agrees to do for the Gowanus rezoning could be required of dozens of others — causing delays that threaten their viability.Noting that the restraining order remains in place, Voice of Gowanus, one of the groups that has opposed the rezoning, said, “Mayor de Blasio, don’t count your chickens just yet.”Contact Kathryn Brenzel Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* brad landercity planningGowanusPoliticsRezoning Message* Judge Katherine Levine (Getty)The Gowanus rezoning, after months of delay, may be able to move forward within days.Judge Katherine Levine “indicated she could allow the Gowanus Neighborhood Plan to move into public review as soon as Monday,” the Department of City Planning announced late Friday. The news follows two closed-door meetings with the judge this week. Another is scheduled for Monday.Nothing is official yet: Levine still needs to lift a temporary restraining order before City Planning can certify the rezoning application, which would allow the city’s land use procedure to begin. The agency, however, has placed the application on its draft agenda for Monday.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreDe Blasio admin at crossroads with Gowanus rezoningDe Blasio wades into Gowanus rezoning, seeks dismissal of lawsuitGowanus rezoning inches aheadlast_img read more