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Japanese radiation levels have soared

first_img KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsapp Monday 28 March 2011 12:11 am whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share JAPAN is now resigned to a long fight to contain the world’s worst atomic crisis in 25 years after high radiation levels complicated work at its crippled nuclear plant.Engineers have been battling to control the six-reactor Fukushima complex since it was damaged by a 11 March earthquake and tsunami that also left more than 27,000 people dead or missing across Japan’s devastated north east.Radiation at the Tokyo Electric Power plant has soared in recent days: latest readings at the weekend showed contamination 100,000 times normal in water at reactor No. 2 and 1,850 times normal in the nearby sea. Those were the most alarming levels since the crisis began, experts said.Tokyo Electric conceded it does not know how long the crisis will last. Japanese radiation levels have soared More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.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.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com last_img read more

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New Jersey horse racing group claims victory in betting legal case

first_img25th September 2019 | By contenteditor New Jersey horse racing group claims victory in betting legal case The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA) has claimed victory in a long-running legal dispute with the leading US professional sports leagues over sports betting. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Email Address The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA) has claimed victory in a long-running legal dispute with the leading US professional sports leagues over sports betting.The decision by a three-judge panel of the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals clears the way for the NJTHA to claim damages from the professional sports leagues, though it remains to be seen exactly how much they may be liable to receive.The judges ruled ruled 2-1 in favour of the NJTHA, which was appealing an earlier US District Court ruling that blocked the group from claiming financial damages from the leagues that halted New Jersey’s efforts to legalise sports wagering.Read the full story on iGB North America. Horse racing Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Race Track and Racino Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Horse racinglast_img read more

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Veikkaus RG initiative sees almost 30,000 players self-exclude

first_img Email Address Meanwhile, 27,500 have self-excluded for online gaming, which some players having self-excluded from both slot machines and online gaming. Of these 28,400 self-exclusions, 5,600 are from slot machines, of which 2,450 were for indefinite periods. “Veikkaus continues to work for safer gaming, and we are constantly planning diverse new solutions to help our customers manage their gaming better. We want to be a trailblazer of responsible gaming.” Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has today revealed that 28,400 customers have self-excluded from gambling. “We have noticed that self-exclusions on Slots Gaming have become more frequent, as more options have been available,” Veikkaus vice president for corporate social responsibility Jarmo Kumpulainen said. “However, we will not be able to analyze the situation thoroughly until after the exceptional conditions are over – the fact is that we currently only have ten percent of the machines up and running, due to the coronavirus.” Tags: Veikkaus Kumpulainen said: “We want to build an environment where we bear responsibility for those who are at risk of getting into trouble with their gaming. Compulsory authentication has brought us many new kinds of opportunities to do so. According to their data, 28,400 customers have implemented self-imposed gaming bans, be that in retail outlets or online. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Of those who self-excluded, 77% are men.center_img Veikkaus RG initiative sees almost 30,000 players self-exclude 11th March 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui This follows a series measures taken by the company to promote responsible gaming within the country. One such measure is mandatory age verification on slot machines in public places, with the option for the player to set a self-exclusion on gaming for a fixed period of time. The operator also took a number of slot machines out of service. Regions: Europe Finland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Social responsibility Land-based casino Online casino Slots CSR Problem gambling Responsible gambling Casino & games Compulsory authentication came into affect in January 2021, before Veikkaus re-opened gaming venues in February. last_img read more

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New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgNew Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNew Mauritius Hotels Limited indulges in the hospitality sector primarily, where together with the company’s subsidiaries, it operates through four segments; hotel operations, tour operating, airline and inland catering, and property development. Respectively, the hotel operations segment covers operations in Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco. The tour operations segment involves activities in Mauritius, France, the United Kingdom, Italia, and South Africa. The flight and inland catering segment caters to operations in Mauritius. The property development segment refers to activities in Morocco and to be started in Mauritius. New Mauritius Hotels Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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The Premier Oil and Tullow Oil share prices have crashed. Here’s what I’d do now

first_img See all posts by Alan Oscroft 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. Alan Oscroft 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares As recently as January, fellow Motley Fool writer Harvey Jones was suggesting that “Premier and Tullow are only for the brave.“But nobody expected the coronavirus pandemic that’s devastated the oil price.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…When Premier Oil (LSE: PMO) shares were suspended in early 2016, the price was stuck at 19p. But when Harvey was writing, it was back up at around 110p. I’d bought some Premier shares during the crisis. But I sold them in 2019 after realising it really wasn’t my strategy. I then saw the price rise to 2020’s highs and sighed.Premier Oil crashSince closing at 107.75p on 19 February, the Premier Oil share price has fallen all the way to 27p at the time of writing. That’s a 75% crash in just under three weeks, and it’s back to not far off that January 2016 bottom.The big hit has come, of course, from the falling price of oil. Premier’s big problem is its huge debt, and the company really only has a viable chance of paying it down if the oil price remains high enough.While oil was at around $60, Premier was pulling along reasonably comfortably. But as I write, it’s slumped to just $37.40 per barrel.By 31 December, Premier had managed to get its net debt down to $1.99bn, from $2.33bn a year previously. That was still big, though coming down nicely. But after the oil price collapse, it suddenly looks crippling once again.Tullow Oil crashThings are perhaps even worse at Tullow Oil (LSE: TLW), whose share price had been sliding long before the new virus showed up. The virus hasn’t helped, and it’s played its part in sending Tullow shares down this month — over the same three weeks, Tullow shares are down 59%. But over the past 12 months, we’re looking at a fall of 92%. In fact, Tullow Oil shares are now cheaper than they’ve been since the early part of the 21st century.The core problems are essentially the same — a combination of debt and low oil prices. But Tullow also has the added problem of disappointing production levels from its flagship Jubilee and TEN oil fields, and a resulting fall in free cash flow.As my colleague Roland Head has pointed out, Tullow’s free cash flow fell from $390m to $350m in 2019. But worse than that, it’s expected to drop to just $150m in the current year.Debt was coming down too, but it still stood at $2.8bn at the end of 2019. Free cash flow of $150m isn’t going to make much of a dent in that.What to do?We’re looking at super-low P/E valuations right now, and both of these companies have been close to failing before. But both pulled through. Can they do it again?We couldn’t have predicted the coronavirus threat. But we could have guessed that something could cause oil prices to slump again. I certainly didn’t expect anything like the current fall so soon, but it does help illustrate the scale of the ‘unknown unknowns’ in the oil world.I’d already decided that stocks like Premier Oil and Tullow Oil are too risky for me, and I’m staying well clear. 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. The Premier Oil and Tullow Oil share prices have crashed. Here’s what I’d do nowcenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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3 UK penny stocks I’d buy in June

first_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Harshil Patel owns shares in Helium One Global. 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. Many investors see penny stocks as ultra-risky and volatile. Granted, plenty of small UK stocks priced under £1 can be prone to wild price moves.That said, they shouldn’t be completely dismissed, in my opinion. Several UK penny stocks offer shareholders excellent potential returns.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…High-flying penny stocksOne high-flying penny stock is Helium One Global (LSE:HE1). It aims to explore and supply high-grade helium to several growing industries.Despite commonly being known for its use in balloons, that forms only a small part of its global usage. It’s used more in high-growth industries, including MRI scanners, data centres, and space rockets.Helium supply is limited and demand is growing, leading to rising prices. If it can successfully find, extract, and supply the growing demand, Helium One could benefit.A word of warning, however. Exploration is very risky. There are no guarantees that the expected levels of helium will be found and extracted. Also, mining licences are required and can be at risk of alteration by authorities. Mining for penny stocksAnother high-risk, high-reward penny stock I’d consider buying is Jubilee Metals (LSE:JLP). It’s exposed to and supported by strong and growing platinum-group-metal (PGM) prices.Higher metal prices and increased output have helped the exploration company to significantly grow profits. In the second half of 2020, Jubilee saw profit jump by a whopping 355%.Further growth could come from copper operations. That’s especially so as copper demand is being supported by global growth in the electric vehicle industry and US infrastructure spending.That said, penny stocks in the mining industry can be high-risk. A fall in metal prices could have a material impact on Jubilee’s earnings. And some parts of the world it operates in carry additional risks.Overall, I’d consider buying Jubilee Metals for the high-risk, high-reward part of my Stocks and Shares ISA.Chain reactionThe next penny stock I’d consider in June is Renold (LSE:RNO). With a market capitalisation of just £61m, it’s tiny. However, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in potential. It’s not well known, but many of us may have walked past one of its industrial chains.It’s a market leader in high-precision industrial chains and innovations. These have diverse applications, including escalators, underground trains, and even theme park rides.Renold has a resilient business model. It’s a high-quality and reliable brand. Clients also tend to make repeat purchases for its chains. When chains need replacing in critical equipment, a high-quality product is the first point of call.It’s currently undergoing a long-running turnaround plan. The results of this could deliver higher margins this year, in my opinion.That said, there are some risks. It has large pension liabilities that could prevent it from increasing dividend payments. Also, if its turnaround and restructuring plans don’t work out, then the upside to its share price could be limited.Looking at penny stocks can be a great way to find under-researched and relatively unknown companies. Risks can be higher, but overall, I think Renold is a cheap stock. As a result, I’d consider adding it to my Stocks and Shares ISA in June. 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. 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Vandalism suspected in damage to Memphis church’s historical marker about…

first_imgVandalism suspected in damage to Memphis church’s historical marker about slave trader Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By David PaulsenPosted Jul 22, 2020 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN [Episcopal News Service] A historical marker installed two years ago by an Episcopal congregation in Memphis, Tennessee, to tell the fuller story of slave trading on its block was knocked down last weekend in a possible act of vandalism.A historical marker detailing Nathan Bedford Forrest’s slave-trading business is seen after someone knocked it off its post outside Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Photo: Scott WaltersThe Rev. Scott Walters, rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Memphis, discovered the damage upon leaving the church on the evening of July 18. The marker, which provided information about the slave trader Nathan Bedford Forrest, had been broken off its post and was on the ground leaning against the post, still mostly intact.A parish administrator notified police, who are taking the matter seriously, Walters told Episcopal News Service. The marker was posted away from the street in a park outside the church, which is “a hard place for an accident to happen,” Walters said. “It’s just hard to come up with an explanation other than something intentional.”Like many American cities, Memphis saw protests against racism and police brutality after the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The protests in Memphis, which remained mostly peaceful, have since subsided, and there was no initial indication that the apparent vandalism was related to the protests or the renewed push to remove public monuments to Confederate figures.“It is certainly possible that those who are upset about the toppling of Confederate monuments thought that it would be appropriate to topple the marker that we put up a few years ago to be honest about our past,” Timothy Huebner, a Rhodes College history professor and Calvary member, told the Commercial Appeal. Huebner led the research project that produced the text for the marker.Forrest, before serving as a Confederate general in the Civil War, operated a slave mart from 1854 to 1860 on property that the church now owns and uses as a parking lot.Nathan Bedford Forrest was a slave trader who served as a Confederate lieutenant general during the Civil War and later was an early member of the Ku Klux Klan. Photo: Library of Congress, via WikipediaAnother historical marker that was dedicated in 1955 notes that the block once was the home of Forrest, who is benignly described only as a 19th-century businessman. That marker was untouched this week.In 2015, an organization called Lynching Sites Project Memphis organized a prayer service calling for the sign to be changed to make clear that Forrest’s “business enterprises” were the selling of humans. The following year, Calvary formed a research group with Huebner at the helm to learn more about the church’s block and surrounding properties.The church was built in 1843, meaning the slave trading and Christian ministry were conducted nearly side by side for several years. No evidence was found, however, that Forrest was a member or benefactor of the church.In December 2017, the Memphis City Council voted to remove a statue of Forrest from a city park, and in April 2018, Calvary held a “Service of Remembrance and Reconciliation” to dedicate its new historical marker that drew on the new research into Forrest’s slave trading on the block.This week, the damaged marker was brought to the Metal Museum in Memphis to be restored, though Walters couldn’t say yet how much that work would cost or when it would be completed.The congregation’s effort to correct the historical record about Forrest was an important initial step in responding to The Episcopal Church’s call to engage in the work of racial reconciliation, Walters said. Clergy and lay leaders now are discussing how Calvary can foster further discussions with other Episcopal congregations about the church’s historic complicity in systemic racism and the need for racial healing.“It’s work that we feel like we’ve just gotten started on at Calvary,” Walters said. “We feel like the spirit is prodding us on to what’s next, as we see that these issues are deep and persistent.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Racial Justice & Reconciliation Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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On My Way to Planned Giving: Inspiring Anecdotes and Advice for Gift-Planning Professionals

first_img Tagged with: legacies  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 February 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img On My Way to Planned Giving: Inspiring Anecdotes and Advice for Gift-Planning Professionals About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Palestinian boycott defeats giant G4S

first_imgPalestinian prisoners’ and BDS movements celebrated international victory over G4S and Israeli state terror, Dec. 2 in New York City.The Palestinian prisoners’ and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movements celebrated a landmark victory on Dec. 2 as British-Danish conglomerate G4S, the world’s biggest security company and second-largest private employer, announced the sale of its Israeli unit.“This experience with G4S proves that international campaigns, working with the Palestinian prisoners’ movement, can exert real pressure on even the largest multinational corporations,” Khaled Barakat, international coordinator of the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat, told Workers World.The BDS National Committee and a coalition of other Palestinian organizations launched a campaign of economic pressure against G4S on April 17, 2012 — Palestinian Prisoners’ Day — demanding that the company end its services to Israel’s prisons and detention centers, as well as its checkpoints, settlements, military and security forces, and other occupation infrastructure.The effort gained fresh urgency in August 2015, when the Palestinian prisoners’ movement issued its own call for supporters to prioritize the struggle against G4S.In New York, Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network activists launched a series of weekly protests outside a local G4S office that have continued nearly every Friday for over a year.Elsewhere, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Methodist Church divested their shares in the company. G4S also lost a security contract with Durham County, N.C., and faced mounting defeats across Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.At the same time, Black-led student campaigns focusing on the company’s private prisons forced divestment by Columbia University and the University of California and the termination of a security contract at Cornell University’s Johnson Museum of Art.In March, G4S announced plans to sell its main Israeli subsidiary, G4S Israel, and end its operation of private youth prisons in Britain and the United States, all of which the Financial Times called “reputationally damaging work.”Victory for international solidarity“Ahmad Sa’adat and the Palestinian prisoners’ movement see this as a victory … an example of what can be done when international movements work with Palestinian prisoners,” Barakat said.Even after pending regulatory approval of the sale, G4S will remain implicated in Israel’s crimes against Palestinians through its direct co-ownership of the Policity, a training center for Israeli security forces in occupied East Jerusalem.G4S also faces continued pressure over its transportation and deportation of detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the operation of private police forces, like transit cops in Charlotte, N.C., and deployment of personnel to secure the planned route of the Dakota Access Pipeline against water protectors.But G4S’ forced withdrawal from nearly all of its Israeli contracts is, nevertheless, a significant blow against the company, as well as a landmark in attempts to internationalize support for the Palestinian prisoners’ movement and isolate Israel.Samidoun’s efforts against G4S and other companies profiting from Israel’s detention and torture of Palestinian political prisoners will continue, starting with its next protest at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, outside G4S’ New York office at 19 West 44th Street.For more information and announcements, visit Samidoun’s website at samidoun.net and subscribe to its newsletter at eepurl.com/XFJr9.Catron is a member of Al-Awda New York: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition and an organizer with Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Twin bombs kill parliamentary TV cameraman, woman employee

first_img Follow the news on Afghanistan Organisation News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” RSF_en January 12, 2017 Twin bombs kill parliamentary TV cameraman, woman employee Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply saddened to learn that a 29-year-old cameraman working for the parliamentary TV channel and one of the channel’s women employees were killed in a twin bomb attack on the Afghan parliament building in downtown Kabul on 10 January. News Help by sharing this information The cameraman, who had worked for the parliamentary channel for three months, has been identified as Noorullah, while the female employee has been identified as Farideh.“We offer our condolences to the families and colleagues of Farideh and Noorullah, who have unfortunately become the first fatalities to be registered in RSF’s press freedom barometer in 2017,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Afghanistan desk “The deaths were not random. They were the deliberate victims of Taliban press freedom predators, whose barbarity towards the civilian population and the media is notorious.”Halim Tanivir, a parliamentary cultural adviser and head of parliamentary radio and TV broadcasting, told RSF: “The twin bomb attack on the Afghan parliament’s annexes and the parliamentary TV channel’s headquarters was perpetrated by the enemies of the country’s progress and was clearly premeditated.”At least 38 people were killed and 80 were wounded by the two bombs. The injured included two other employees of the parliamentary TV channel and Taher Pyman, a journalist with the weekly Kerad. Their injuries are not life-threatening. The attack was claimed by Taliban in a Twitter message that said the victims were “all intelligence agents.”RSF reminds the Afghan government and international community that any negotiations with the Taliban should be conditioned on a prior explicit Taliban pledge to respect core international treaties, especially the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their additional protocols, which ban both state and non-state actors from deliberately attacking civilians, including media and journalists. Attacks on civilian targets constitute war crimes.Afghanistan is ranked 120th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts to go further AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists WomenPredatorsViolence RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan March 11, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more May 3, 2021 Find out more News News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists WomenPredatorsViolence last_img read more

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