Davos explosion work of activists

first_imgThursday 27 January 2011 8:33 pm Davos explosion work of activists Show Comments ▼ whatsapp LEFT-WING activists claimed responsibility for a small explosion yesterday that broke windows at a hotel in Davos, close to where top executives were meeting, but nobody was hurt.“A huge boom went off. The whole ceiling lifted,” said Devin Wenig, chief executive of Thomson Reuters’ Markets division. The main programme at the World Economic Forum meeting, addressed by French President Nicholas Sarkozy and former US President Bill Clinton yesterday, was not affected. Tags: NULL Share whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org last_img read more

KY Governor candidate reveals gambling expansion plans

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear has announced plans to significantly expand Kentucky’s legal gambling market by legalizing commercial casinos, sports betting and online gaming if elected.Under Beshear’s proposed policy, tax revenue raised through gambling expansion would be fund the pension system for public servants. This would benefit the state’s teachers, police officers, firefighters and social workers.The candidate added that the extra tax revenue brought in from legalized gambling could be used to fund local services such as health clinics, without the need for local tax increases.Currently, the only gambling allowed in Kentucky are pari-mutuel horse and dog race betting and charitable games such as the state lottery.Read more on iGB North America. Regions: US Kentucky Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting KY Governor candidate reveals gambling expansion planscenter_img Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear has announced plans to significantly expand Kentucky’s legal gambling market by legalizing commercial casinos, sports betting and online gaming if elected. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 17th September 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Addresslast_img read more

NH voters to have say on sportsbook locations next week

first_img31st October 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Sports betting Horse racing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US New Hampshire Horse racing Voters from nine cities in New Hampshire will have the opportunity to vote on whether to permit retail sportsbooks to operate in their communities at the state’s municipal elections on November 5.  Voters from nine cities in New Hampshire will have the opportunity to vote on whether to permit retail sportsbooks to operate in their communities at the state’s municipal elections on November 5. The nine cities that have been put forward as potential locations for retail wagering are the cities of Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Dover, Laconia, Manchester, Nashua, Rochester and Somersworth.Executive director Charlie McIntyre said the New Hampshire Lottery had been working with city leaders and residents to ensure they have all necessary information on the implementation of the state’s sports betting regulations.“We are pleased to see this response from cities across the state interested in putting this sports betting question before voters,” McIntyre said. “We look forward to continuing to be a resource for community leaders as we launch a successful and responsible sports betting system in New Hampshire.”It comes after Governor Chris Sununu signed legislation into law in July, authorizing the lottery to conduct legal wagering. This allows up to five mobile sports betting operators to launch, and up to ten physical sportsbook locations. The city of Franklin, which held city elections on October 1, has already approved plans to allow an operator to launch a retail sportsbook in the municipality.Read the full story on iGB North America.Image: Hollis1138 NH voters to have say on sportsbook locations next week Email Addresslast_img read more

3 UK shares I think could increase by 25%

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Investors love shares that increase in value. I’m always on the lookout for shares that could appreciate in price, whether by 1,000%, 100%, or even just 10%. Here I single out three UK shares I think could increase by 25% in 2021. That is a more modest target than others, but I would still welcome any 25% return in less than a year!Here are three UK shares I think could increase by a quarter in 2021.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A retailer going from strength to strengthThe UK retail space can be highly competitive. That makes the performance of discount retailer B&M even more impressive in my view.The home and gardenware specialist saw a sales boom during the first lockdown last year. But that wasn’t a one-off. Rather, it reflected the strong management from B&M’s leadership team. The company nearly doubled its adjusted earnings for the second half of its most recent financial year. B&M was also elevated into the FTSE 100 index of leading shares.Despite paying out a special dividend of 20p already this financial year, the company recently gave up some of its earlier gains. At around 500p, a 25% increase would take it to about 625p. That is higher than it has been before. But with its proven strength during lockdowns, I expect the retailer to continue to do well. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it gain 25% before 2021 is out.   Two UK shares I think could move upFor an oil company such as BP, a lot of the share price movement is linked to the oil price. After a torrid 2020 in the oil markets, the price of a barrel of crude has been moving up lately. The benchmark WTI crude price rose above $50 a barrel this month for the first time since a pandemic-induced crash last spring.That is good news for BP. Its shares have already gained 50% since the start of November. However, they remain significantly below their pre-pandemic levels. If oil prices continue to rise, BP could well be a beneficiary.British brickmaker Ibstock remains in the doldrums. Its shares are around 40% off their high point from the past year. However, housebuilding continues to be very big business. For now it shows little sign of losing steam. That should help UK shares of materials providers such as Ibstock. With its own network of clay mines, the company has a differentiator in a market where it is a key player. That gives it pricing power. In its most recent trading statement it reiterated its confidence in the recovery of its markets over time. I think the company is right to be confident. I believe that by the end of the year, the shares could put on 25% from today’s level.B&M, BP, and Ibstock all look like undervalued UK shares to me. Over time I expect the market to reprice them. I wouldn’t be surprised if any or all of them climb 25% or more this year. christopherruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended B&M European Value and Ibstock. 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’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. 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Christopher Ruane | Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 See all posts by Christopher Ruane Image source: Getty Images 3 UK shares I think could increase by 25% Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

New Court decision on legacies and mental illness

first_img 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. New Court decision on legacies and mental illness Howard Lake | 24 March 2004 | News A recent court case in which the validity of a Will made by an elderly testatrix was considered could affect charitable legacies.Sinclair Taylor & Martin, the Charity Teamat Solicitors Russell-Cooke have reported on the recent case of Hoff v Atherton (2004) in which the Court had to consider the validity of a Will made by an elderly testatrix who was suffering from mild to moderate Alzheimer-type dementia when she made the Will.The Court decided that the Will was valid in that, on the balance of probabilities, she was capable of understanding the nature of a Will and was giving the residue to the Defendant. Advertisement  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sinclair Taylor & Martin commented in their latest newsletter that, as a result of this decision, “charity staff dealing with legacies should be aware that where there is a history of mental illness, there is no presumption of competence and it will be for those persons seeking to rely on the Will to prove the testator’s capacity.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Pilotlight opens applications to charities in London, the South & East Anglia

first_img Melanie May | 7 November 2017 | News Pilotlight opens applications to charities in London, the South & East Anglia Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Pilotlight is looking for charities and social enterprises across London, the South East, South West, and East Anglia to register their interest for its programme, which  connects charities with skilled business professionals with the aim of achieving positive social change.The deadline for applications for the Pilotlight Programme is 24 November. It is open to all charities and social enterprises with an annual turnover of less than £5m. The Programme takes place over 10-12 months. The successful charities will be partnered with a team of four senior business mentors (Pilotlighters) who will coach the charity director for free, meeting once a month, with the aim of enhancing the sustainability, development and growth of the organisation.Pilotlight’s aim as an organisation is to help charities become more resilient and deliver more effective services. For business professionals, Pilotlight enables corporate community engagement, which harnesses skills and enables effective skills-based volunteering at different stages of a person’s career.Successful applicants will be contacted in December to arrange an assessment meeting with the Pilotlight team, with those selected for the programme working on projects from April 2018.David King, Head of Operations at Pilotlight, said:“Pilotlight has recruited more than 1000 business leaders to serve as mentors and coaches for over 500 charitable organisations, which work to help improve the lives of those who need it most. We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our charity recruitment drive across London, East Anglia and the South. Our regional recruitment drives always prove to be a success, and I have no doubt this year will be the same.” Tagged with: mentoring  99 total views,  1 views today  100 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12last_img read more

WW Winter Break

first_imgHello, print readers! Workers World publishes 51 issues every year. This issue is number 51. Next week we’ll be taking our usual annual break and will be back the first week of January 2019. Enjoy the winter solstice while keeping warm and strong for the revolution! See you thenFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

President asked to intercede in detained journalist’s case

first_img TajikistanEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders and the National Association of Independent Mass Media in Tajikistan (NANSMIT) wrote to Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon today asking him ensure that detained journalist Makhmadyusuf Ismoilov gets a fair trial and an immediate conditional release pending the outcome of the trial. Ismoilov has been unjustly held in connection with his reporting since 23 November 2010. Tajikistan imposes total control over independent broadcast media Receive email alerts News Related documents pismo_prezidentu_rahmonu_ismoilov.pdfPDF – 122.25 KB Organisation News to go further Help by sharing this information Nuriddin Karshiboev, NANSMIT Chairman TajikistanEurope – Central Asia News November 6, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Tajikistan September 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President asked to intercede in detained journalist’s case News #CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks eight sites censored during pandemic Journalist loses accreditation over report about Tajikistan’s president Jean-François Julliard, Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General May 14, 2021 Find out more Dear Mr. President,The international press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders and the National Association of Independent Mass Media in Tajikistan (NANSMIT) would like to share with you their relief at BBC correspondent Urinboy Usmonov’s recent provisional release and we would like to thank you if it was because of your intervention. We are following his trial closely.On the eve of International Day of Solidarity with Journalists, we would now like to draw your attention to the case of Makhmadyusuf Ismoilov, a journalist detained in the northern province of Sughd since 23 November 2010, whose case has similarities with Mr. Usmonov’s. As guarantor of your country’s Constitution and the international conventions it has ratified, we urge you to do everything in your power to ensure respect for the presumption of innocence and a fair trial for Mr. Ismoilov.Mr. Ismoilov is charged with inciting religious and racial hatred (article 189 of the criminal code), blackmail (article 250), defamation (article 135) and insult (article 136) for what he wrote in various publications including the newspaper Nuri Zindagi about alleged corruption by local judicial and political officials. A Sughd provincial court ordered him detained for the duration of the investigation. But there are continuing doubts about the impartiality of the court and the impartiality of the investigation. The local judicial apparatus is acting as both judge and plaintiff in this case because it was the target of Mr. Ismoilov’s articles.We therefore urge you to intercede with the judicial authorities, within the limits of your powers under to constitution, so that an additional investigation can be conducted and so that Mr. Ismoilov’s trial can be transferred to a different location such as Dushanbe and can be heard by a court that is not directly involved.In order to respect the principle of the presumption of innocence, Mr. Ismoilov must also be granted provisional release without delay. Pre-trial detention is a serious measure that seems out of all proportion in this case. He is not in a position to put pressure on witnesses or eliminate evidence. Depriving Mr. Ismoilov of his freedom seems more like an act of personal revenge than an act of impartial justice.As president, you have a duty to ensure that Mr. Ismoilov is treated in a fair and equitable manner and that national and international rules of justice are respected. We trust that you will appreciate the important of our request and will take the appropriate action.Sincerely, RSF_en Read in Russian/ Читать по-русски: August 25, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Police arrest Al-Arabiya journalist

first_img December 28, 2020 Find out more February 15, 2021 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Receive email alerts December 16, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the arrest of journalist Waël Issam of the Dubai-based TV news station Al-Arabiya on 27 March in Baghdad by Iraqi police, who confiscated videotapes containing newly shot footage.”We know that Al-Arabiya’s executives are in touch with the interior ministry and are doing their best to obtain the release of their journalist,” the press freedom organization said. “We hope this case will be resolved as quickly as possible and that the authorities will present valid reasons to explain their action.”Issam, who had been in Iraq for four days, was arrested when he went back to Baghdad airport. He is currently being held in a police station. Agence France-Presse quoted an interior ministry source as saying the seized videotapes included footage shot in the former rebel stronghold of Fallujah. Al-Arabiya did not confirm this.Aged 26, Issam has been working for Al-Arabiya for two years. Help by sharing this information center_img News to go further News News News RSF_en Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Organisation March 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police arrest Al-Arabiya journalistlast_img read more

As Olympic Games continue, so does mistreatment of prisoners of conscience

first_imgHuang Qi, a cyber-dissident who has been held in the Sichuan capital of Chengdu since 10 June, is suffering violent stomach aches and headaches as a result of being mistreated while jailed for “subversion” from 2000 to 2005. Charged with “illegal possession of state secrets,” he has still not been able to see a lawyer. All of his requests for release on humanitarian grounds have been rejected.The cyber-dissident Hu Jia, who has been held in Tianjin (200 km east of Beijing) since 8 May, could die because he is not getting the daily treatment he needs for a liver ailment that is the result of a hepatitis B infection. Arrested on 27 December on a charge of “inciting subversion of state authority” for posting comments about government policy online, he was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on 3 April. All attempts to locate his wife, Zeng Jinyan, and their 8-month-old daughter since the start of the Olympic Games have failed. Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation News March 12, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders added: “Huang, Hu and Sun are not the only ones to suffer from being held in such conditions. A total of 50 cyber-dissidents and 29 journalists are currently imprisoned in China in connection with their work. We call on the international community to press for their release.”Human rights lawyer and cyber-dissident Yang Maodong (better known by the pseudonym of Guo Feixiong) often refuses to eat in protest against prison conditions. His wife, Zhang Qing, says he has been subjected to physical mistreatment, including electric shocks. Given a five-year sentence in November 2007 for “disturbing public order,” he has been held in Meizhou (in Guangdong province) since 13 December 2007. August 20, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 As Olympic Games continue, so does mistreatment of prisoners of conscience Hada, the onetime publisher of the Voice of Southern Mongolia newspaper, is often mistreated in the prison in Chifeng (in Inner Mongolia) where he is serving a 15-year sentence. Held since 1995, he has not seen the light of day for nearly a year. He is not allowed to talk or read, and does not trust the medicine that the prison guards give him. to go further A regular contributor to the overseas news website Boxun and founder of the now banned newspaper Da Du Shi, he was arrested on 30 May 2007 and was sentenced on 27 June of this year to four years in prison for “illegal possession for firearms.” His wife, He Fang, who also contributes to Boxun, was released after being given a suspended prison sentence. Follow the news on China RSF_en center_img ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders condemns the conditions in which some Chinese prisoners of conscience are being held, especially their lack of access to treatment they urgently need. The organisation has received disturbing information about the health of cyber-dissidents Huang Qi and Hu Jia and journalist Sun Lin, and calls on the international community, including the leaders who will attend the Olympic Games closing ceremony, to intercede on their behalf.“Journalists and cyber-dissidents are being held in unacceptable conditions that endanger their health,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We remind the International Olympic Committee that the Olympic Charter says sport must serve ‘the harmonious development of man, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity’.”The press freedom organisation added: “Yet again, the IOC is acting with cowardice and is doing nothing to ensure that the Olympic values are respected in China. We condemn the behaviour of Chinese authorities who deny detainees access to the treatment they need and we call for their immediate release. Reporters without borders has received disturbing information about the health of cyber-dissidents Huang Qi and Hu Jia and journalist Sun Lin, and calls on the international community, including the leaders who will attend the Olympic Games closing ceremony, to intercede on their behalf. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more News ChinaAsia – Pacific News Sun Lin, a journalist better known by the pseudonym of Jie Mu, is jailed in the eastern city of Nanjing, where his sight has deteriorated and he has severe headaches as a result of being beaten in prison. His family has asked if he can see a doctor, but this has been refused. Help by sharing this information last_img read more