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Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Property firm Hammerson (LSE: HMSO) reported widening losses today and said it will cut its dividend for 2020 by 46%. The FTSE 250-listed shopping centres owner, including Birmingham’s Bullring and Bristol’s Cabot Circus, posted a pre-tax loss of £781.2m for the year ended 31 December, widening from £268.5m in 2018.However, a bad year was expected and the shares are modestly higher in today’s trading at 225p. The market capitalisation is £1.7bn and the stock looks distinctly cheap on several of valuation measures. Could it be worth buying, alongside fellow property firms Intu and NewRiver?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…Challenging conditionsHammerson’s profit woes were largely down to non-cash property revaluation losses of £828m. However, net rental income was also down, falling 11.2% to £308.5m, from £347.5m.Reflecting challenging conditions on the high street, the company saw 33 of its UK retailer partners enter administration or undertake company voluntary arrangements (CVAs). This affected 94 units across its portfolio, up from 55 in 2018.Meanwhile, management has been selling off property at discount prices to try and bolster its balance sheet. At the start of the year, net debt was £3.4bn. After £542m of disposals, it ended the year at £2.8bn. And with a further £433m of disposals to date in 2020, it’s now £2.4bn.Cheap as chipsAs I mentioned, the stock looks distinctly cheap on several valuation measures. The current share price of 225p is at a discount of 63% to net asset value (NAV) per share of 601p. Put another way, buyers today are paying 37p for every £1 of Hammerson’s assets.The price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 8, on underlying earnings per share (EPS) of 28p, is also cheap. Meanwhile, despite the board’s intention to slash the 2020 dividend to 14p (from 2019’s 25.9p), the forward yield is pretty juicy at 6.2%.Tempted?Some investors may be tempted by Hammerson’s valuation. Personally, I’m not. I can only see further property revaluation losses and falling rental income ahead. And I think debt remains a big concern.Finally, I took an extremely dim view of the company’s management two years ago. This was because it planned to acquire fellow retail property firm Intu. I thought the idea was bonkers and management ultimately dropped it under pressure from shareholders. I rated the stock a ‘sell’ at the time and maintain my view today.AlternativesCould the aforementioned Intu be worth buying into? If Hammerson’s 63% discount to NAV and P/E of 8 are cheap, I don’t know what I should call Intu’s. At its current share price of 14.25p, it’s trading at a 94% discount to NAV and at a P/E of 1.2.However, the company had eye-watering net debt of £4.7bn last reported on 30 June. Put this against its market capitalisation of just £198m and need for a huge equity raise, and you can see Intu is in a desperate situation. Personally, I’d sell this stock too.Is there any retail property stock I’d be happy to buy today? Yes, NewRiver. It’s discount to NAV may not be the highest, at 24%, and its 21.6p dividend (11.6% yield at the current 186p share price) may or may not be sustainable. However, as I explained in an article last year, I think its property portfolio is strongly positioned for resilience and growth.
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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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The HSBC share price is down 20% this month. Is it now time to buy? The bad news keeps on piling up for HSBC (LSE: HSBA). Firstly, the pandemic has led to a large number of bad loans, and the bank has had to set aside huge amounts of money for these. Low interest rates have also strained profits. Unlike other UK banks, Asia-focused HSBC has also been heavily involved in the geopolitical tensions between the US and China, thanks to the national security law in Hong Kong. This crisis seems no closer to resolution and will continue to offer a major challenge for the banking giant. But much of this bad news has been reflected in the HSBC share price, which is down 46% on the year. After a further 20% drop over the last month, is it now too cheap to ignore?The HSBC share price has dropped after earningsAfter the half-year results, there’s not much for shareholders to be positive about. Pre-tax profits fell by 65% to $4.3bn and the bank has said that bad loans linked to coronavirus could reach $13bn. It has already granted more than 700,000 payment holidays on loans, credit cards and mortgages. This was worse than many analysts had expected, and the HSBC share price dropped over 3% on the day of the results. Profits were particularly affected within both Europe and the US, while the CEO stated that performance within Asia was more resilient.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…The larger problemWhile the pandemic has evidently strained HSBC profits, the geopolitical tensions between China and the US have been an even greater headache. For many years, HSBC’s global outlook has been seen as a positive for shareholders. In fact, over two thirds of profits are generated within Asia, which has long been seen as a high-growth area.Nevertheless, the current situation within the continent has placed a major strain on the HSBC share price. The decision to support the national security law imposed by China on Hong Kong has also angered many. Although the CEO Noel Quinn denied that the bank would have to choose between operations in the West and the business within Asia, he has stated that “current tensions … inevitably create challenging situations for an organisation with HSBC’s footprint”. As a result, I believe this uncertainty will continue to make HSBC a very risky stock.What’s next?The recent poor results have accelerated the need to cut costs at the bank. In fact, the firm is aiming to reduce costs by 3% this year. This will include cutting 35,000 jobs from its 235,000-strong workforce, mainly within Europe and the US. In the US, HSBC will also close a third of its 224 branches. This should help the bank increase profit margins.As a result, with the HSBC share price at its cheapest since 2009, is it now too cheap to ignore? Personally, I’m not rushing to buy. 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Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Photos from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s installation November 3, 2015 at 5:46 pm The worship was wonderfully incorporated with different cultures, and attended by people of other faiths. I saw the beauty of traditional and contemporary worship together. It is a good lesson for all churches to know that we can mix and match well in local congregations.His sermon was very appropriate for the occasion. A 20th century Sri-Lankan Theologian and scholar, Rev. Dr. D. T. Niles, defined a task of evangelism…One beggar telling another beggar where to get food. In a similar way, our newly installed 27th presiding Bishop Rt. Rev. Michael Curry preached of Evangelism by giving an example of a Good Samaritan story which fit into the 21st century that reached out to everyone. He did not forget to mention the importance of reconciliation. His interpretation on the sermon text Acts 17, verse 6, “When they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some believers before the city authorities, shouting, ‘These people who have been turning the world upside down have come here also’” was very interesting as well as inspiring.I did not realize that he preached for over 30 minutes until I read it today in the Episcopal News Service (ENS). Undoubtedly, it is unusual for many Episcopalians if a preacher stretches their sermon beyond 15 minutes. However, this is a wakeup call to all Episcopalians including pastors that we could turn the world upside down by following Jesus’ model. Bishop Curry is a Charismatic preacher and a leader, and my congregation and I will keep him, his family as well as his challenging ministry in our daily prayers and thoughts.Rev. Israel Anchan Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Patsy Webb says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments (6) 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events November 4, 2015 at 1:56 pm ALL lives matter: John 3:16! Rector Smithfield, NC November 5, 2015 at 3:44 pm Thank you for posting photos!I wasn’t able to access the website on Sunday.I am very excited to witness Presiding Bishop Curry’s leadership. Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments are closed. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest +JUBAL NEVES – RETIRED SW BRAZIL says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Posted Nov 2, 2015 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET November 2, 2015 at 11:39 pm What a wonderful ceremony! A worthy successor to Bishop Katharine!Congratulations and PRAYERS from ACANZP? Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Douglas G. Smith says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Episcopal News Service — Washington, D.C.] Here is a selection of photos taken during and after the Nov. 1 Eucharist in Washington National Cathedral for the installation of Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry as The Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop and its primate.Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry knocks on the west doors of Washington National Cathedral Nov. 1, signaling he wants to enter and be installed as The Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop and its primate. Photo: Sharon Sheridan for Episcopal News ServiceMembers of the Washington National Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls process Nov. 1 while acolytes float streamers overhead and the noon sun filters through the stained glass windows at the start of the Eucharist that included the installation of Michael B. Curry as The Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop and its primate. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceSome of the 155 bishops of The Episcopal Church process into Washington National Cathedral Nov. 1 at the start of the Eucharist that included the installation of Michael B. Curry as The Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop and its primate. Photo: Danielle Thomas (c) 2015 Washington National CathedralPresiding Bishop Michael B. Curry calls on Episcopalians to become evangelists and reconcilers during his Nov. 1 sermon at Washington National Cathedral just after he was installed as The Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop and its primate. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServicePresiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and two deacons elevate the bread and wine at the altar in Washington National Cathedral during Curry’s Nov. 1 installation as The Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop and its primate. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceParticipants raise their hands while praying the Lord’s Prayer during the Nov. 1 Eucharist in Washington National Cathedral for the installation of Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry as The Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop and its primate. Some of the international, ecumenical and interreligious guests are on the left. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServicePresiding Bishop Michael B. Curry blesses the congregation in Washington National Cathedral at the end of the Nov. 1 Eucharist during which he was installed as The Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop and its primate. Gospeller the Rev. Brandon Mauai is at left. Photo: Donovan Marks (c) 2015 Washington National CathedralPresiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and an admirer laugh after they posed for a selfie outside Washington National Cathedral Nov. 1 after he was installed as The Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop and its primate. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServicePresiding Bishop Michael B. Curry speaks with the Rev. Carrie Craig outside Washington National Cathedral Nov. 1 after he was installed as The Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop and its primate. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServicePresiding Bishop Michael B. Curry smiles outside Washington National Cathedral Nov. 1 after he was installed as The Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop and its primate. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Curry Installation, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA November 2, 2015 at 8:51 pm I was so excited to see the video this evening with Presiding Bishop Curry giving his view of our mission. It seems to be on point to me!! His words honor Our Lord’s life and inspire me to be more and to do more!! I am least in this movement but I want to be a part of something that makes a difference in this world. Rector Martinsville, VA Randall Abbott says: November 2, 2015 at 6:57 pm WE THANK TO GOD FOR BISHOP KATHARINE SCHORI AND ASK FOR HIS/HER BLESSING ON BISHOP MICHAEL CURRY!A MEANINGFUL PHOTO: “Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry knocks on the west doors of Washington National Cathedral, signaling he wants to enter and be installed as The Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop and its primate.” Father Ron Smith says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rev Israel Anchan says:
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/794826/cabot-links-omar-gandhi-architect Clipboard Save this picture!© doublespace photography+ 14 Share Houses Interior Design: Cabot Links / Omar Gandhi Architect Photographs: Doublespace Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Contractor:David MacleanClient:Cabot LinksDesign:Omar Gandhi, Peter Braithwaite, David Greenwell, Hayley JohnsonCity:InvernessCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© doublespace photographyRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. Nestled along the dramatic shoreline of Cape Breton, The Golf Villas at Cabot Links are an invitation to a course, a land and a journey like no other. With its unique brand of pure links play and panoramic vistas, Cabot represents a dramatic departure from the typical golf excursion. Save this picture!© doublespace photographyLike the course itself, the Golf Villas at Cabot offer the absolute best of both worlds: An upscale living environment with modern influences and high-end amenities, set against a picturesque backdrop that hearkens back to the game’s very origins. Whether passion for the game or the appreciation of life’s less traveled roads first brought guests to Cabot, the team at the Links hope guests will consider extending their tee time indefinitely. Save this picture!© doublespace photographyAn escape from the ordinary, elegance has never been more inviting. Overlooking the lush greens and majestic ocean views of Cabot Links, the 2- and 4-bedroom Golf Villas of Cabot Links provide a level of accommodation that is rare to find, yet decidedly easy to appreciate. 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15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 July 2009 | News Tagged with: Awards Good news site OptimistWorld.com has launched its Charity Awards to honour the work of UK fundraisers and small to medium-sized UK-registered charities. HSBC Amanah is the first sponsor of the awards.OptimistWorld.com features positive news across a wide range of topics from sport and travel to corporate responsibility and small charity activity.The Optimist Charity Awards is offering all charities with a turnover of up to £1 million, the opportunity to compete for the ‘Optimist Charity of the Year Award’ winning “a substantial cash donation” and online recognition for the work that they do. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Fundraisers are also invited to apply for the ‘Optimist Fundraiser of the Year Award’ which will reward the altruistic efforts of two inspirational individuals with prizes of £500 donated to their charity of choice.The deadline for application is 1 November 2009. However, OptimistWorld.com say that “spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis”.Each week at least five charities will be featured on the site, with one voted into the finals by the public until the final event which takes place on 18 January 2010.All entrants can register online athttp://optimistworld.com/Charities.aspx Optimistworld.com launches Charity Awards for fundraisers and small charities
Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer appointed 140 private-sector members to serve on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade and six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade. Kendell Culp, Indiana Farm Bureau vice president, was appointed to serve on the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds. He will serve in this capacity until June 14, 2023.Congress established the advisory committee system in 1974 to ensure that U.S. agricultural trade policy objectives reflect U.S. public- and private-sector commercial and economic interests. USDA and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative jointly manage the committees.The Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee provides advice and information to the Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. Trade Representative on the administration of trade policy, including enforcement of existing trade agreements and negotiating objectives for new trade agreements. The Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees offer technical advice and information about specific commodities and products.The appointees will serve until June 15, 2023, and the committees will be supplemented by additional appointments over the next four years. Individuals are encouraged to apply for committee membership at any time and applications will be reviewed periodically. More information about the committees is available at https://www.fas.usda.gov/topics/trade-advisory-committees. Rensselaer Farmer and INFB Vice President Culp Appointed to USDA Trade Committee Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 11, 2019 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Rensselaer Farmer and INFB Vice President Culp Appointed to USDA Trade Committee SHARE Previous articleFarm Conservation on the Rise in IndianaNext articleEthanol Industry Watching President in Iowa from International Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Indy Hoosier Ag Today
ReddIt Big 12 Board of Directors decided against expansion on Monday in Dallas. (Photo courtesy: Big12sports.com) Kramer claims 100th career win TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Twitter Kacey Bowen printThe Big 12 is sticking with 10.The league’s presidents and chancellors met Monday in Dallas and ultimately decided now is not the time to expand.The decision to stay was unanimous, said David Boren, president of the University of Oklahoma and chair of the Big 12 Board of Directors.“Right now it’s the best for us to stay where we are,” Boren said.There has been talk of expanding the Big 12, which includes TCU, since its teams were shut out of the college football playoff in 2014. Rather than add teams, however, the league decided to move ahead with plans to strengthen the conference from within.Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the decision to not expand was about the conference itself and not about the other teams.“This was endorsing and reinstatement of the 10 we have,” Bowlsby said. Boren said the Big 12 takes pride in their national successes and shouldn’t feel the need to expand for expansion’s sake.The 11 candidates being considered were: Air Force, BYU, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Connecticut, Houston, Rice, South Florida, SMU and Tulane.Boren said they feel deep gratitude towards the universities that showed interest, because each one is a quality school. By them showing a desire to join, it shows how strong the conference is, Boren said.“It’s a sign of strength for the conference that so many universities wanted to get involved,” Boren said.Even with no expansion, the Big 12 came up with other ways to strengthen the conference.The board discussed the championship game, which will be reinstated at the end of the 2017 regular season, and talks of a Big 12 network.The Big 12 conference is about winning national championships, Bowlsby said. Competing at the highest level and with the highest competition is what teams are good at, he added.“We’re glad we decided on the championship game.” Bowlsby said. “It’ll give us an extra opportunity.” Even though fans might not be pleased with the decision to not expand, Boren said that right now teams in the Big 12 are “committed to each other, committed to the Big 12 and committed to staying in the Big 12.”Should the Big 12 have expanded?YesNoSee results votebike tracksbike tracks TAGSpoll – interactive Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Facebook TCU falls to Georgia in AutoZone Liberty Bowl Linkedin Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Support for seniors on Senior Day + posts Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Facebook Linkedin Previous articleWeekend sports round-up: Oct. 14-16Next articleOrganizers of protests release list of demands Kacey Bowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU vs Georgia: “Playing to win” Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Twitter Kacey is a junior journalism major from Friendswood, Texas. She is a managing editor for TCU360. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello
April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Follow the news on Pakistan Organisation May 23, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter ambushed and shot dead in Tribal Areas Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, a reporter for privately-owned Express TV and its Urdu-language sister daily Express, was gunned down yesterday evening as he was returning from an interview with a Taliban leader in the Bajaur district of the Tribal Areas in northwestern Pakistan. “The Pakistan government should do everything possible to identity those responsible for this murder and bring them to justice,” Reporters Without Borders said. Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News RSF_en PakistanAsia – Pacific PakistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more News News to go further News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, a reporter for privately-owned Express TV and its Urdu-language sister daily Express, was gunned down yesterday evening as he was returning from an interview with a Taliban leader in the Bajaur district of the Tribal Areas in northwestern Pakistan.”It is becoming more and more difficult for journalists to work in the Tribal Areas because of the region’s growing instability, which is closely linked to the war in Afghanistan,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Although the Pakistan government is unable to control the region, it should do everything possible to identity those responsible for this murder and bring them to justice.”Khan was killed shortly after interviewing Maulvi Umar, the spokesman of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (Pakistan Taliban Movement), in a secret location. Aged 44, he was returning to his home in Khar, the capital of Bajaur, by motorcycle when he was intercepted by men in a black car near Inayat Kalay (15 km outside Khar). Witnesses said his assailants took his mobile phone, camera and notes before shooting him and leaving his body at the roadside.The local authorities said no one has claimed responsibility for the killing. It was condemned by the local leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Maulvi Faqir Muhammad, who offered his condolences to the victim’s family. The speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Fahmida Mirza, expressed his grief about Khan’s murder.It was also condemned by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists secretary-general Mazhar Abbas, who said Khan was killed “because of his work and his dedication” and called on the government to arrest and try those who did it. Journalists in Khar said his murder was the result of a “conspiracy” and they called on the authorities in the Tribal Areas to protect journalists.Express TV’s Peshawar bureau chief, Jamshed Baghwan, told Reporters Without Borders that “no member of the Taliban, tribal groups or government ever complained about this journalist, who was very trustworthy and professional.”Two journalists working for privately-owned Aaj TV came under fire in Islamabad on 19 May but were not injured. The attack was not claimed.The Taliban and other armed Islamic groups operating in the tribal areas on both sides of the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been included in the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom” because of their repeated attacks on journalists. January 28, 2021 Find out more
Help by sharing this information Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Meza writes about land conflicts in the militarized Bajo Aguán region, as does fellow journalist Fidelina Sandoval, who was the target of a murder attempt on 8 April in Tegucigalpa.When Meza visited Reporters Without Borders headquarters in Paris on 24 April, she shared her concern about the situation in Honduras ahead of the general elections scheduled for 10 November.“As we approach November, it will get more and more dangerous for journalists and the human rights crisis will be accentuated,” she said, adding that for this reason the international community must keep its attention focused on Honduras.“Four years after the coup, restoration of the rule of law and respect for fundamental freedoms, including freedom of information, are more necessary than ever,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is time that President Porfirio Lobo Sosa kept the promises he made in Geneva in 2010, when he said Honduras would respect the UN’s recommendations on the right to freedom of expression. These promises have been ignored. The absence of any effort on the part of the authorities would endanger the democratic process and undermine the credibility of November’s general elections.” April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further June 27, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist abducted just days ahead of military coup anniversary RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Receive email alerts HondurasAmericas RSF_en May 13, 2021 Find out more HondurasAmericas Reports December 28, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Honduras Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the fate of Aníbal Barrow (picture), a journalist who was kidnapped in the northern city of San Pedro Sula on 24 June, four days ahead of the anniversary tomorrow of the coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya in 2009.Barrow, 58, was travelling in a pickup with members of his family on the afternoon of 24 June when they were stopped by several unidentified individuals, who made Barrow’s relatives get out and then drove off in the pickup with Barrow inside.The vehicle was founded later that evening in the city’s Villanueva district with traces of blood inside the cabin, a bullet hole in the passenger side window, but no sign of Barrow, who has been the subject of a police search for the past three days.Barrow, who is also an economics professor at the National Autonomous University of Honduras at Valle de Sula, hosts a news programme called “Aníbal Barrow and nothing else” that is broadcast every morning from Monday to Friday on Globo TV.His guest on the programme on the morning of the day he was abducted was Juan Barahona, a supporter of the Freedom and Reform Party – a left-wing party led by Zelaya – and member of the National Front for Popular Resistance, which was created in response to the June 2009 coup.Constant violations of fundamental freedoms for past four yearsHuman rights and fundamental freedoms, including the freedom to impart and receive news and information, have been constantly flouted in Honduras ever since the coup. Already notorious for its crime level, Honduras has become one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalist, human rights defenders, civil society activists and union representatives who provide information about the country’s problems.Reporters Without Borders has counted 26 murders of journalists in the past four years, eight of which were directly linked to the victim’s work. Most of these journalists had expressed their disagreement with the coup.Several journalists have narrowly survived recent armed attacks. They include Antonio Quintero Calona of Honduras TV on 12 June in Tegucigalpa, José Ramón Maldonado and Daniel Sánchez of Canal Litoral Atlántico on 20 May in La Ceiba and Geyby Arriaga of Revista Imagen on 15 May in San Pedro Sula. Almost all this violence has gone unpunished.There have been many cases of media critical of the coup being censored or sabotaged and several have been forced to close. Community media, in particular, have been targeted – and persecuted by the National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) – because of their critical coverage of corruption and the crackdown on labour representatives.Growing concern four months ahead of electionsSome journalists have fled the country after being the targets of violence or threats. They include Dina Meza, a journalist and human rights defender who left for four months and finally returned in May (see video below). News
Facebook Frank McCourt museum to close its doors TAGSFrank McCourt Museum Print Linkedin Twitter Leamy House, Hartstonge StreetLEAMY House, the home of the Frank McCourt Museum, has been put up for sale, leaving the future of the museum in jeopardy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Georgian building on Hartstonge Street went on sale this week at the instructions of a bank; Murphy Gubbins auctioneers have advertised the guide price as €325,000.The museum is owned by John Heaton; his wife Una Heaton, the museum’s curator, told the Limerick Post this week that she did not wish to comment on the matter.The building, formerly known as Leamy School, was built in 1843; it served as a national school for Catholic boys from 1860 until 1953.The late Frank McCourt was one of its pupils, and the museum houses a number of artefacts from the life of the Angela’s Ashes author, including a portion of his ashes and props from the 1999 movie based on the award-winning novel.The building was purchased by John Heaton’s late father Jack in 1956, and it housed the Crescent Clothing Company until 1993.The museum has been in operation for the last two years. WhatsApp Email NewsLocal NewsMcCourt Museum faces uncertain futureBy John Keogh – September 4, 2014 722 Previous articleMoneylenders cash in on school costs in LimerickNext articleLimerick homeowners say no to water meters John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement