Forget Bitcoin and the Lottery! A regular sum in a Stocks and Shares ISA could quietly make you a million

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “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. Harvey Jones 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. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Forget Bitcoin and the Lottery! A regular sum in a Stocks and Shares ISA could quietly make you a million Enter Your Email Address Harvey Jones | Sunday, 12th January, 2020 Empty vessels make most noise, and that’s certainly the case with cryptocurrency Bitcoin, and the biggest empty vessel of all, the National Lottery. Both turn up the volume but in reality have little to shout about.Turn down the noiseYes I know they have made millionaires and, in the case of Bitcoin, even billionaires. But the odds are massively against it being you. Bitcoin may have leapt almost 20% this year, to $8,300 at time of writing, but its volatility makes it too risky at today’s higher entry 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…As for the Lottery, it’s a 14m-to-one shot that almost certainly won’t come off for you.I reckon the best way for ordinary people to a build a juicy sum like, say, £1m, is to invest in the stock market. It won’t make you rich overnight, but over the years, it can certainly transform your life.The easiest way to invest is to pay a regular sum out of your earnings or salary every month. January is a good time to set up a monthly investment plan, because that way you’ll have made at least one practical New Year’s resolution.Paying in money every month has several advantages over randomly throwing in lump sums whenever you have money to hand.1. It’s open to more peopleNot everybody has, say, £5,000, £10,000, or £50,000 at their disposal. That’s fine. With a regular investment plan, you can start from as little as £50 a month although, ideally, you should pay in more than that if you can.You can invest online cheaply and easily, choosing from a range of low-cost Stocks and Shares ISA providers, to make sure that more of your money goes to work.2. You don’t have to worry about a crashIf you pay in a large sum, you always have the worry that markets could plummet the next day, and you will suddenly find yourself down several thousand pounds. That’s not a problem if you pay in, say, £100 or £200 month after month.In fact, you’ll actually benefit if markets have fallen, because your regular monthly sum will pick up more stock or fund units. Then when markets recover (as they always do, given time), your money will ultimately be worth more.3. You don’t have to think about itIf you set up a direct debit, the money will come out of your bank account every month, without you having to do anything about it. You will quickly get used to that and moderate your spending accordingly. Soon, you won’t even notice it leaving.However, that doesn’t mean you should forget about it altogether. You should increase your monthly investment whenever you can afford it, and especially if you’ve had a pay rise, to be sure your money keeps growing.Plus of course you can always pay in a lump sum as well, if you have one to hand.Investing is a long-term game. Setting up a regular investment plan makes it as pain-free as possible. You will get rich, albeit quietly. Which is actually something to shout about. See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

The Best Rx for Back Pain

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! TAGSBack PainFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous article5 Things You Did Not Know About St. Patrick’s DayNext articleHow to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft & Cyber Crime Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From Florida Hospital – ApopkaYou’ve probably experienced back pain at some point, whether it was from lifting something heavy, sitting at a desk all day or straining yourself without realizing it. In fact, most of us are familiar with back pain, as it affects nearly 80 percent of adults, according to the National Institutes of Health.In the US, back pain is the second most frequent reason for doctor visits. And only the common cold keeps more people home from work.Back pain can be debilitating because your back supports not only the weight of your body when standing, walking or lifting, but also turns, twists and bends.“Our goal is to get patients back to being active and enjoying their lives,” says Chetan Patel, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon. “And because back pain isn’t one-size-fits all, customized care is critical to a good prognosis.”TYPES OF PAINBack pain can be classified as acute, lasting for a few days to a few weeks, or chronic, lasting more than three months. Symptoms range from muscle aches to shooting pain, limited flexibility or range of motion, and the inability to stand up straight.The Spine Center offers some of the most advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures and non-surgical options for the full spectrum of disorders, including arthritis, spinal stenosis, herniated or bulging disk, scoliosis, and spinal trauma or injuries. Treatments vary by patient and can range from physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications to injections or surgery.The center’s approach to comprehensive care includes a spine care coordinator, pain management, spine surgery and rehabilitation. Patients are presented with all available options and select the treatment with which they’re most comfortable. The first and most important part of comprehensive care is an accurate diagnosis.“We often find that patients who come in describing back pain often have problems other than spine that are the cause of or are contributing to their pain,” explains Dr. Patel. “Hip issues and kidney stones are often mistaken as back pain, so determining the cause is essential to treating it.”COMMON CAUSES OF BACK PAINAs we age, we’re more prone to arthritis of the back. In fact, studies suggest that more than 90 percent of Americans over age 55 are afflicted. The lower back is an area commonly affected by osteoarthritis, or inflammation of the joints, and in some cases it can lead to a narrowing of the spinal canal, called spinal stenosis.Another common spinal condition is a herniated or bulging disk, which causes the cushioning between the vertebrae to bulge out of place or rupture and press on a nerve. This pressure may lead to sciatica problems, causing a shooting pain down the buttock and back of the leg. Other causes of back pain include muscle and ligament strains, which can limit flexibility and range of motion.Osteoporosis, skeletal irregularities such as scoliosis, and spinal trauma may also be the culprit. However, patients can benefit from a variety of treatment options for those conditions, based on the severity of the condition.WHAT YOU CAN DOAccording to a recent US study, weekly yoga and stretching eases pain and improves functioning for people with chronic lower back ailments. Treatments for muscle strains include anti-inflammatory medications, heat and cold applications, physical therapy and avoiding activities that exacerbate pain. More severe conditions require cortisone injections or surgery.“When patients come in with acute pain, the first thing we look at is how we can lessen the pain,” explains Dr. Patel. “Once the pain is managed, we give patients tools to help prevent pain and encourage them to be proactive in their approach.”The Spine Center focuses on individual treatment plans to address the specific needs of each patient. Each person’s pain is different, and back and neck problems can keep you from living a normal, active life.– For more information, go here. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Les Marines de Chasles / mxg Architectes + Le Trionnaire Tasso…

first_imgSave this picture!+ 15 Share Architects: Le Trionnaire Tassot Architectes, mxg Architectes Area Area of this architecture project Housing “COPY” CopyAbout this officemxg ArchitectesOfficeFollowLe Trionnaire Tassot ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSt.-MaloHousingSt-MaloFrancePublished on May 29, 2010Cite: “Les Marines de Chasles / mxg Architectes + Le Trionnaire Tassot Architectes” 29 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Les Marines de Chasles / mxg Architectes & Le Trionnaire Tassot Architectes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/62188/les-marines-de-chasles-mxg-architectes-le-trionnaire-tassot-architectes Clipboard 2010 “COPY” Projects Francecenter_img Year:  CopyHousing•St.-Malo, France Les Marines de Chasles / mxg Architectes + Le Trionnaire Tassot Architectes Area:  4580 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. This project takes place in urban area situated next to Rennes’s Road in front of Bassin Bouvet in Saint Malo, an industrial port of Northern Bretagne. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornInteresting features of our site born from meeting of two urban landscapes which are giving strong identity to the site. Volumes result from sensitive approach to both the systems. Our objective is to equilibrate existing constructions, to continue architectural process of the harbor. In this way, the project is strongly inspired from docks constructions of northern Europe, a kind of reinterpretation of industrial harbor constructions. Along four streets, construction is divided in 3 main blocks with their own proportions and specific highs. This is our answer to the area construction’s scales, to the localization of site in Saint Malo.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow less100 Most Creative People / Fast CompanyArticlesFallingwater On-Site Cottages Competition proposal / Wendell Burnette ArchitectsArticlesProject locationAddress:Saint malo, Bretagne, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily Les Marines de Chasles / mxg Architectes + Le Trionnaire Tassot ArchitectesSave this projectSaveLes Marines de Chasles / mxg Architectes + Le Trionnaire Tassot Architectes ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/62188/les-marines-de-chasles-mxg-architectes-le-trionnaire-tassot-architectes Clipboardlast_img read more

Box House / Ming Architects

first_img “COPY” Area:  640 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Tan Cher Ming Architects: Ming Architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: AGC, Kawajun Singapore Pte, Lumber Mart Pte Save this picture!Facade. Image Courtesy of Ming Architects+ 18Curated by María Francisca González Share Singapore Box House / Ming ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBox House / Ming Architects 2017 Box House / Ming Architects Year: center_img “COPY” CopyHouses•Singapore Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/877608/box-house-ming-architects Clipboard Projects C&S Engineer:JS Tan & AssociatesQuantity Surveyor:CST ConsultantsCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Main Door. Image Courtesy of Ming ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. The whitewashed boxy architecture stands out conspicuously along a street of nondescript houses, differentiating itself from the neighbors with its clean white façade with precise edges. Home to a floriculture enthusiast and her family, this house sets out to fulfill the brief of amalgamating both quality living spaces and ample outdoor areas all around the house.Save this picture!Roof Garden. Image Courtesy of Ming ArchitectsSave this picture!1st Floor PlanSave this picture!Entry. Image Courtesy of Ming ArchitectsInspired by the fundamentals of block building, the architecture is conceived by the thoughtful placement of volumes stacking upon one another. Besides creating bold spatial depth to the façade, the dynamic composition of such volumes also resulted in pockets of lush greenery intertwining with various living spaces. This deliberate planning bridges nature and living, and blurs the indoors and the outdoors.Save this picture!Staircase. Image Courtesy of Ming ArchitectsThree elements – whitewashed walls, timber and greenery, are present throughout the house, tying them closely to the given brief by the client – minimal, earthy yet impactful. The balance of material establishes a cohesive outlook – with the greens softening the robust edges of the stacked volumes and timber complementing both elements overall. Tropical chengal hardwood cladded steel canopies were placed strategically at various openings to frame the intended views of the lush surroundings, while chengal screens were deployed to filter the harsh sunlight as well as to provide privacy for the family.Save this picture!Kitchen. Image Courtesy of Ming ArchitectsSave this picture!Roof Garden. Image Courtesy of Ming ArchitectsWith gardens and terraces peppered throughout the house on all levels, each indoor space overlooks onto an accompanying green area that brings tranquility and nature right into the house.Originally published on August 15, 2017Save this picture!Facade. Image Courtesy of Ming ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessIguana House / OBRA BLANCASelected ProjectsBuilding D(emountable) / architectenbureau cepezedSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/877608/box-house-ming-architects Clipboard Lead Architect: CopyAbout this officeMing ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIcebergSingaporePublished on March 28, 2020Cite: “Box House / Ming Architects” 28 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?白盒与绿叶相伴 Box House / Ming Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Party in Fort Worth’s district five promotes longevity and health

first_imgFacebook Website| + posts Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Thousands of people march through downtown Fort Worth for human rights Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Parks department plans to restore neglected neighborhood Linkedin Katie Coleman Twitter Fort Worth Zoo raises $90 million for new exhibits Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/center_img Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Fort Worth Muslim community seeks unity and outreach over fear Twitter Katie Coleman is a senior in news and media studies. printMembers of Fort Worth’s district five pledged to live healthier lifestyles during the community-led Blue Zones party at the Handley-Meadowbrook Community Center Saturday.The Blue Zones project was advocated by Mayor Betsy Price to improve health in the city by encouraging residents to exercise more, eat a vegetable-rich diet and create a supportive community atmosphere.The party featured activities such as basketball with retired Dallas Mavericks player Sam Perkins, drills with members of NFL Retired Players Association and a bike that, when pedaled, turned produce into smoothies.Zoe’s Kitchen, a Blue Zones approved restaurant, catered the event, serving mediterranean dishes with fresh vegetables. Chair massages by Point of Touch Massage gave party-goers a chance to unwind.Kimberly Porter, senior manager for community strategy, said she organizes events like this because she believes everyone deserves affordable access to a healthy lifestyle.Price thanked Texas Health Resources for investing in the privately funded program, and shared how she sees Fort Worth’s partnership with Blue Zones benefiting residents.“It’s about making the healthy choices the easier choices,” Price said. “Making it easier for you to get out and walk by putting sidewalks in our neighborhoods where our children; and all of us can walk. Making it safer to cross the streets, making community gardens more available, mobile food trucks that are more available, working to address deserts, but also about making the option for you to find somewhere where you really belong; a group of friends that can support you.”District nine councilwoman Ann Zadeh said the city recently created a master thoroughfare plan to align with the Blue Zone criteria: “Move naturally.”“One of the things I’m most passionate about is the changes to infrastructure that make moving naturally in your community easier and safer,” Zadeh said. She mentioned sidewalks and bike lanes.District five member and Zumba-enthusiast Marilyn Hamilton said she believes getting everyone to participate in activities like this could help reduce crime.“I’m concerned about safety in the area,” Hamilton said. “A lot of people–we don’t know our neighbors, or communicate. So if we do then we can look after one another.”Retired NFL player Cliff Odom said he thinks the best thing that Blue Zones Project does is bring people together.“It takes a whole community to raise a child, even more now,” Odom said. “And getting everybody involved ain’t gonna do nothing but help make these guys a lot better. Better people, better athletes, better citizens.”Upcoming events include cooking demonstrations, purpose workshops, and grocery store tours. Previous articleSuspect in TCU indecent exposure cases detainedNext articleConvocation equates to time off for some students Katie Coleman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook ReddIt Linkedinlast_img read more

Angel Pablo Polanco is released

first_img RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Follow the news on Cuba October 15, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News CubaAmericas New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Ángel Pablo Polanco of the Servicio Noticuba independent news agency, who was arrested at his home in Havana on 30 July 2002, was released on the evening of 3 August. He is being prosecuted for “incitement to commit a crime”, “insulting an agent of the State”, and “insulting the symbols of the nation” and could receive a three-year jail sentence. CubaAmericas News Angel Pablo Polanco of the Servicio Noticuba independent news agency was released on the evening of 3 August after being held for five days. He has been placed under judicial control and must appear twice a month before police authorities. Whereas State Security had told his family he was being held at the State Security’s Villa Maristas headquarters, he was in fact held at the Ministry of Interior in Havana, where he underwent a long interrogation. He is being prosecuted for “incitement to commit a crime”, “insulting an agent of the State”, and “insulting the symbols of the nation” and could receive a three-year jail sentence. He has been given no explanation for these charges and has not been told when he will be tried.————————————————————————————————————–02.08.2002 – A fifth journalist jailedReporters Without Borders called today for the immediate and unconditional release of Cuban journalist Angel Pablo Polanco of the Servicio Noticuba independent press agency, who was arrested on 30 July.”This arrest shows the independent press is one of the favorite targets of the repression against the opposition,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to Cuban President Fidel Castro. Ménard noted that Cuba is currently the only country in Latin America where journalists are still being imprisoned.Reporters Without Borders also called for the release of independent journalists Carlos Alberto Domínguez, Lester Téllez Castro, Carlos Brizuela Yera and Bernardo Arévalo Padrón, who has been in jail since November 1997.  Polanco was arrested at his home in Havana on 30 July. State Security officials came to his home in the early hours of the morning and searched it for several hours. According to Polanco’s wife, Angela Salinas, the security officials seized technical material, many documents and money. Finally, at around 9 pm, they arrested Polanco without giving any reason or showing a warrant. When Polanco refused to go with them, they took him away by force. He has been detained at State Security headquarters in Villa Maristas, in Havana. His wife, who has been authorised to visit him on 6 August, has said she does not know whether her husband has been charged.Polanco’s arrest, which was preceded by the arrest of two government opponents the day before, comes in the run-up to a day of protest against the Castro government that has been called for 5 August by opposition organisations. Polanco was previously arrested by two State Security officials on 23 February 2000 after having published reports on the proceedings against Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, president of the Lawton Foundation. Prior to that, Polanco was briefly held for questioning five times in 1999.Téllez Castro, who heads the Agencia de Prensa Libre Avileña (APLA) and Brizuela Yera, who works for the Colegio de Periodístas Independientes de Camaguey, were beaten by police on 4 March and then detained along with eight human rights activists. They were arrested on their way to visit Jesús Alvarez Castillo, correspondent of the Cuba Press agency in Ciego de Avila (central Cuba), who had been hospitalised after being beaten up the same day by police. Téllez Castro is currently held in the Canaleta prison, in Ciego de Avila. Brizuela Yera is jailed in a detention centre in the eastern province of Holguín. The two men are expected to be charged with “insulting behaviour,” as well as “causing trouble in a medical facility” and “refusing to obey instructions.”On 4 March, Domínguez was arrested at his home by four State Security officials and detained initially in Havana at a centre run by the Technical Investigation Department (DTI), which is part of the interior ministry and notorious for ill-treating prisoners. The health of the journalist, who suffers from migraine and high blood pressure, deteriorated badly and since 29 March he has been held at the Grande Valle prison, in Havana. Domínguez has reportedly been charged with “disturbing public order” and “refusing to obey instructions.” He is also said to have been accused of helping to organise demonstrations on 24 February to mark the death of four pilots of the Cuban exile group Brothers to the Rescue, who were shot down by Cuban air force planes on 26 February 1996.Reporters Without Borders also calls again for the release of Arévalo Padrón, who was sentenced on appeal on 28 November 1997 to six years in prison for “insulting” President Castro and Vice-president Carlos Lage in an interview with a Miami radio station, in which he called them “liars” for failing to respect commitments to democracy they had signed at an Ibero-American summit. The journalist is being held in labour camp no. 16, in Cienfuegos province. His applications for release on bail have been rejected several times. Only the government-controlled media is allowed to operate in Cuba. About 100 independent journalists rely on Cuban exile organisations in the United States to distribute their articles, mostly on Internet websites. Reporters Without Borders counted nearly 100 instances last year of pressure or intimidation aimed at journalists, including threats, physical attacks, police summonses, house arrest and pressure on families. The authorities also arrested 29 journalists. About 50 independent journalists have been forced into exile abroad since 1995. News RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet to go further May 6, 2020 Find out more August 7, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Angel Pablo Polanco is released Organisation October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

Ukraine urged not to deport Uzbek journalist

first_img Credit: Refat Chubarov Receive email alerts Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority News Organisation February 26, 2021 Find out more Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV News March 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Ukraine Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Ukrainian authorities not to deport Narzullo Akhunzhonov, an Uzbek journalist held since 20 September, when he was arrested at Kiev international airport under an Interpol red notice issued at the request of the Uzbek authorities.center_img to go further RSF_en Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media September 29, 2017 – Updated on September 30, 2017 Ukraine urged not to deport Uzbek journalist Akhunzhonov was detained when he arrived with his wife and children on a flight from Turkey with the intention of seeking political asylum. On 22 September, he appeared before a Kiev court, which later ordered him held provisionally for 40 days. His lawyer has appealed against the order. He disputes the fraud charges on which the Uzbek authorities issued a warrant for his arrest. The Uzbek authorities claim that he fraudulently obtained 2,000 dollars in 2009 although they did not open their investigation into the allegations until nearly four years later, in 2013. “The Ukrainian authorities must not send Narzullo Akhunzhonov back to Uzbekistan,” RSF said. “We urge the Ukrainian attorney-general’s office to oppose his extradition in order to guarantee his protection. Deporting him to a country where independent journalists are persecuted and torture is systematic would violate Ukraine’s international obligations.” Akhunzhonov worked for many years as a journalist with Uzbekistan’s national radio and TV broadcaster. He began being subjected to intimidation attempts by the authorities in 2013, partly as a result of his investigative reporting into the case of a prominent athlete who was the victim of trumped-up fraud charges. Three years before that, he sided with two colleagues, Malokhat Eshonkulova and Saodate Omonovykh, who had publicly denounced the corruption and censorship prevailing within the national broadcaster. He also worked on several occasions with the BBC’s Uzbek service on political and social subjects. He fled the country in November 2013 as the threats against him and his family intensified. He found a temporary refuge in Turkey, but the intimidation attempts continued. He received threatening phone calls, he was followed and he was visited at his home. Fearing for his life, he finally decided to leave Turkey with his family and seek asylum in Ukraine. Uzbekistan has been near the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index for years and is ranked 169th out of 180 countries in the 2017 Index. The Uzbek authorities have a complete monopoly of news and information, and independent journalists who try to work are exposed to the possibility of extremely severe reprisals. Many reports have documented the widespread use of torture in Uzbek prisons. RSF has often condemned Interpol’s exploitation by repressive regimes, which do not hesitate to get Interpol to issue red notices for the arrest of critics who have fled abroad. News News UkraineEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expression UkraineEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expression September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Hu Jia spends his 35th birthday alone in prison

first_imgNews News April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific Leading human rights activist Hu Jia today spent his 35th birthday alone in his cell in Hubai prison in Tianjin (200 km southeast of Beijing). “The police have behaved disgracefully,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is unacceptable that Hu Jia’s family has not been allowed to visit him on his birthday. We are worried about his health which is worsening steadily.” ChinaAsia – Pacific Hu and Zeng were awarded the Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France special “China” prize at the start of December. Time magazine named Zeng as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2006. Addressing the European Parliament by webcam on 26 November, Hu said: “It is ironic that one of the people in charge of organising the Olympic Games is the head of the Bureau of Public Security, which is responsible for so many human rights violations. It is very serious that the official promises are not being kept before the games.”China is the world’s biggest prison for cyber-dissidents, with 50 currently detained.Sign the petition to call for his releaseThree-and-a-half-year jail term for Hu Jia called “provocation” just four months before Olympics News Help by sharing this information Leading human rights activist Hu Jia today spent his 35th birthday alone in his cell in Hubai prison in Tianjin (200 km southeast of Beijing). His wife, Zeng Jinyan, his mother and his sister were not allowed to see him. The police told them they were “too busy to make the necessary arrangements.” The last time his mother and sister were allowed to see him was on 4 May.“The police have behaved disgracefully,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is unacceptable that Hu Jia’s family has not been allowed to visit him on his birthday. We are worried about his health which is worsening steadily. He suffers from cirrhosis, as a result of an attack of hepatitis, but he has not had a single medical examination since his arrest. It is appalling that, just a few days before the start of the Olympic Games, a prisoner of conscience is not even being allowed to see his wife on his birthday.”Two Agence France Presse journalists were invited by Zeng to come to her Beijing apartment today, but the police prevented them from going in although they were carrying documents saying they have the right to interview Chinese citizens during the Olympic Games period.Arrested in Beijing on 27 December, Hu was sentenced on 3 April to three and a half years in prison on a charge of “inciting subversion of state authority” for posting articles about government issues on websites based abroad. He was transferred to Hubai prison on 8 May. His wife and baby are meanwhile effectively under house arrest in Beijing. Organisation center_img News Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes July 25, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hu Jia spends his 35th birthday alone in prison China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

first_img Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week: 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Coco (A299506) is a 10-year-old, spayed female, white and tan Chihuahua mix. This sweet gal is an energetic senior who loves to go on walks with her former housemate Limbo (A275778), a 14-year-old dachshund. She’s friendly with all people and has been known to sneak in a face kiss or two with our volunteers. Coco is looking for a new home. Could it be yours?Coco qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors program, so her adoption fee is just $20 for adopters age 60 and up. The standard adoption fee for dogs is $125, which includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and vaccinations.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A299506, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 1:31 pm Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img More Cool Stuff Community News Pretty Pinky (A411850) is a 10-year-old, spayed female, brown and white tabby. Miss Pinky is definitely a wallflower, but given some time and patience, her affectionate side comes out. Our dedicated cat volunteers interact with her daily to boost her confidence. Pinky is a little overweight and would need to have her diet monitored (but shhh don’t tell her that). She would love to find a quiet home where she can snuggle her way into your heart. Pinky’s previous owner said that she gets along with other cats, but we always recommend a slow and proper cat to cat introduction. Pinky is already spayed, fully vaccinated, and microchipped so she is ready to go home with you today!Pinky is available for adoption at Pet Food Express, 320 S Lake Ave, Pasadena.Pinky qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors program, so her adoption fee is just $20 for adopters age 60 and up. The standard adoption fee for cats is $70, which includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and vaccinations.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A411850, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Subscribe Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Bombay High Court Stays Evictions, Dispossessions & Demolitions Till June 30; Extends Interim Orders Till Then

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay High Court Stays Evictions, Dispossessions & Demolitions Till June 30; Extends Interim Orders Till Then Sharmeen Hakim6 May 2021 5:07 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court unconditionally extended all interim orders till June 30, 2021, or until further orders, unless specifically dealt with by a judicial order to the contrary due to the pandemic’s second wave. (SUO MOTU PIL NO. 1 OF 2021) The extension applies to Bombay High Court at its Principal Seat in Mumbai, Benches at Nagpur and Aurangabad, the High Court of Bombay at Goa, and the courts/tribunals subordinate to it. It also applied to courts/tribunals in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu. A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justices AA Sayyed, SS Shinde and PB Varale further said that all orders pertaining to eviction, dispossession or demolition after April 9 should be kept in abeyance as per the Court previous order dated April 16, 2021. “Although the current situation created due the Covid-19 pandemic has marginally improved as we had come across on April 16, the situation is still not very conducive to all concerned. Therefore we extend all interim orders up to June 30, 2021,” the CJ ordered. “The affected parties would be at liberty to approach the court for vacating such orders,” he added. The bench said it would assemble against to take stock of the situation, on June 11. The bench earlier noted that it is extending the life of interim orders to extending protection to those who are disabled to access justice because of the restricted functioning of courts/ tribunals. In an earlier order, dated April 16, the bench has extended interim orders from April 9 to May 7. TagsBombay High Court Cocid-19 Second Wave Suo Motu Chief Justice Dipankar Datta Next Storylast_img read more