Investec targets bonus earners with mortgages

first_imgSunday 5 December 2010 11:13 pm Investec targets bonus earners with mortgages KCS-content HIGH earning City workers can take advantage of falling house prices, after a custom made “million plus” mortgage service was launched today.Professionals will be able to borrow against their bonuses, as well as regular income, said Investec Specialist Private Bank, which is launching the scheme.The mortgages will only be offered to people borrowing in excess of £1m.The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) estimated earlier this year that bonuses would be around £7bn. But recently it has become likely that this figure will come in lower as many banks increase salaries rather than bonuses.Three quarters of City workers expect their bonuses to be higher than last year, Investec said.House prices have tumbled this year, falling for the fifth consecutive month in November, according to property website Hometrack. Meanwhile the Bank of England reported an eight-month low in mortgage approvals in October.Tight credit conditions are dragging the market down despite positive economic growth, say analysts.Wealthy cash buyers, who can avoid credit difficulties, have kept prices afloat in London.And they can now be joined by high earning counterparts borrowing against their assets, said Jack Jones of Investec. Show Comments ▼ Share Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofA Once in 17 Years Cicada Event in Princeton, New JerseyFamily Proof whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Tokyo 2020: Japan to introduce electronic visa system

first_img Euro 2020 – Germany beat Portugal 4-2: Germany bounce back with thrilling 4-2 win over Portugal to revive Euro hopes Facebook Twitter ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Football Cricket Cricket The Japan Government will introduce an electronic system for tourist visa applications in April 2020 in an effort to help achieve its goal of 60 million foreign visitors a year by 2030, Japanese news agency Kyodo has reported quoting Government sources.The online system will first be available to Chinese tourists for single-entry visa applications and then to travellers from other countries. Tourist visas for Chinese visitors accounted for nearly 60% of all the visas issued in 2017, according to the Foreign Ministry. Tokyo 2020: Japan to introduce electronic visa system YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsored WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Football Cricket WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickCBS NewsThese Are America’s Deadliest HighwaysCBS NewsGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityThe government plans to add other types of visas to the new system.The electronic visa is designed to simplify the application process, reduce the workload at diplomatic missions and tighten immigration control, with visa data to be shared with airlines, ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Prospective visitors will be able to apply for tourist visas online through travel agencies. Japan had a record 28.7 million foreign visitors in 2017, up 19.3% from the previous year, and their spending last year rose 17.8 per cent to an all-time high of ¥4.42 trillion ($39 billion).As the government is looking to boost tourism as a pillar of its growth strategy, it aims to bring the number of visitors to 40 million by 2020 and 60 million by 2030. As part of its strategy, Japan has eased visa requirements and increased the number of low-cost carriers and other flights to boost inbound tourism.Individual tourists and cruise passengers from China have contributed to the record pace of growth in foreign visitors, according to the Japan Tourism Agency. Visitors from South Korea and other Asian countries have also helped lift the overall figure.Also Read: Tokyo 2020 brand association count reaches 54 with AOKI dealAlthough this year’s figure is expected to top 30 million for the first time, Japan has also had to deal with the effects of multiple natural disasters — including a massive earthquake in Hokkaido and torrential rains in the country’s west — that could put a damper on the tourist numbers. Chinese visitors have represented the biggest chunk of foreign tourists to Japan by country and region. A recent survey showed Chinese people’s views of Japan have improved after years of deteriorating relations over a territorial row and wartime history.Also Read: Tokyo 2020: Olympics of Tech Revolutions in the making ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Cricket Cricket Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – October 16, 2018 Previous articleCSA T20 League: Amla named Durban Heats’ South African marquee starNext articleIndia’s Panwar wins silver in men’s 5000m race walk at Youth Olympics Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. IND vs NZ in WTC Final: India batting coach says, ‘score above 250 on Day 3 would be good’, Kyle Jamieson feels it won’t… Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket TAGSTokyo 2020Tokyo 2020 Electronic Visa Application SystemTokyo 2020 Electronic Visa System SHARE ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton?last_img read more

Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgStudio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileStudio Press (Nigeria) Plc is a printing and manufacturing company in Nigeria involved in lithographic printing and manufacturing cartons, light packaging materials and labels. The company is produces nylon and poly wrappers using flexo printing. Studio Press Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Rommac Agencies Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Retirement savings: why the FTSE 100’s crash could help you to get rich and retire early

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Retirement savings: why the FTSE 100’s crash could help you to get rich and retire early The FTSE 100’s crash may cause alarm among some investors seeking to build a retirement nest egg. After all, its 20%+ decline means it’s now in a bear market. And, with the spread of coronavirus a known unknown, things could realistically get worse before they improve.However, depressed share prices could prove to be an opportunity to boost your retirement prospects. They may enable you to generate higher returns in the long run that improve your chances of retiring early.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 such, now could be the right time to start buying FTSE 100 shares instead of avoiding them.Long-term prospectsMany who are aiming to build a sizeable retirement nest egg are likely to have a long-term time horizon. As such, while the short-term performance of their portfolio may be causing a degree of worry, ultimately it’s the size of their portfolio in the long run which matters.Therefore, the FTSE 100’s performance in the coming months may prove to be a buying opportunity. Even if you purchase stocks today and they fall by another 20% in the coming months, they have the potential to deliver high returns in the long run.Many of the FTSE 100’s members currently have exceptionally low valuations and high yields. They could combine to produce strong total returns which increase the size of your portfolio. And, of course, enable you to obtain a higher passive income in retirement.Recovery potentialDuring any market crash, it’s easy to doubt the recovery potential of the stock market. It was a similar situation in the 1987 crash, the tech bubble, and the financial crisis. At times, it felt as though a recovery was a very distant prospect.However, the FTSE 100 recovered on each of those occasions. Although it took years in some cases, a retirement portfolio is likely to have a long-term time horizon. Therefore, there’s likely to be sufficient time for you to benefit from a subsequent recovery in the FTSE 100’s price level.Certainly, there’s no guarantee the FTSE 100 will recover from its recent downturn. But it has always done so in the past, which suggests it’s a likely scenario over the long run.DiversityAs well as buying shares while they trade on low valuations, and holding them for the long term, diversification could aid your retirement prospects. It can help to reduce the risks of your overall portfolio through spreading your capital across a variety of industries and geographies. It may also improve your returns, since you’re able to access strong growth rates in a number of different areas.With the FTSE 100 offering recovery potential and low valuations, now could be the right time to focus on the long run and purchase a diverse range of large-cap shares.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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England renaissance: Eddie Jones awakes a sleeping giant

first_img October 3rd, 2015 will be etched in the memory as a nadir for English rugby. The richest and largest playing nation in the world were booed from the Twickenham turf by sections of the crowd as they lost 33-13 to Michael Chieka’s resurgent Wallabies. The result saw them drop to No 8 in the world rankings.That loss was to set off a chain of events that has seen them in little over seven months, go on a nine-game unbeaten run under Eddie Jones, that has catapulted them back near the summit of the world game, with only the peerless All Blacks to topple.Step one: Stuart Lancaster stands downAfter seeing out the World Cup with a hollow victory over Uruguay, Stuart Lancaster, a decent and honourable man, stood aside, his position no longer tenable. RFU Chief Executive Ian Ritchie and RFU Chairman Bill Beaumont, drew a line in the sand. They had to get the right man to turn the England team into a side capable of mounting a genuine assault on the World Cup in 2019.Nadir: England’s failure at the World Cup cost Stuart Lancaster his jobRitchie held a hastily arranged press conference to state categorically that no coach would be out of bounds, and that the RFU chequebook, bolstered by a financially lucrative World Cup, would be freed up to get the right man, as a foreign coach was considered for the first time.Step two: The RFU get their manWhile the press speculated over the usual suspects, Joe Schmidt, Jake White and Warren Gatland, six thousand miles away in South Africa, widely-travelled coach Eddie Jones was set to take up a position with the Stormers, with his stock riding high after guiding his Japan side to the biggest shock of World Cup history, by beating the Springboks.Jones was duly sweet-talked into taking the England job with a handsome salary promised. With Lancaster’s assistant coaches not retained, he named lieutenants Steve Borthwick, Paul Gustard and latterly Neal Hatley to assist him, with Bristol, Saracens and Bath stepping reluctantly aside.Team in place: Eddie Jones targeted and got his men, Paul Gustard and Steve BorthwickTalking to journalists in countries in which Jones had coached – Japan, Australia, South Africa – to a man, they all said Jones would ‘good value’ and to strap in for the ride.An ‘off-the record’ drinks at Twickenham brought the first indication that Jones was going to do it his way, letting slip that he intended to give Dylan Hartley, the miscreant England hooker the captaincy. Jones wanted England to get their snarl back. He wasn’t looking to make friends, just to win games.Step three: Hit the ground runningWith little time to prepare for the Six Nations, Jones used his vast array of contacts to good effect. He roped in George Smith to help with England’s breakdown work and national icon Jonny Wilkinson to advise England’s kickers. It was an ingenious idea but helped galvanise the squad, keen to exorcise their World Cup nightmare.Breakthrough: George Kruis and Maro Itoje had a superb Six Nations campaignWithout ever hitting their straps, they dispatched all their contenders, only wobbling once against Wales at Twickenham late on, but holding out to travel to Paris, where again, they showed a resolve to win and pick up their first Grand Slam since 2003, despite losing Hartley to concussion late on in the match. England were picking up the habit of being able to find a way to win, whatever the opposition threw at them.Step four: New England England’s Everest: Eddie Jones has set his sights on toppling the mighty All BlacksWith the Saxons winning out in South Africa and the U20s winning the World Championship, England is in rude health and Jones has the All Blacks in his sights. Steve Hansen may not be having sleepless nights, just yet, but England are the closest they have to challengers and credit must be heaped on Jones. English rugby is back. TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Under Eddie Jones, England are on a nine-game winning run that has changed their fortunes markedly. Here’s the chain of events that has led to a stunning turnaround A pattern was emerging. After every win was that Jones refused to look back. He was always looking to the next step. Here was a coach who refused to bask in the warm glow of victory with the stock response ‘we’ve achieved nothing’. Even in the bowels of the Stade de France, minutes after securing England’s first Slam in over a decade, he was stating his aim to beat an Australian side who had dispatched with his services in 2005, 3-0 in their own back yard. Not just that, but he’d gloat about it for a week afterwards. His abrasive attitude was a jolt to many who had witness mediocrity and a lack of ruthlessness since lifting the Webb Ellis Cup.Preparation time: England defeated Wales as they prepared to go to AustraliaAfter comprehensively beating Wales at Twickenham in a money-spinner to pay back Premiership Rugby, they flew to Sydney to face the World’s No 2 team, a side who had not been whitewashed at home since 1971 by the Springboks, with Jones enlisting old Randwick mucker and former Wallaby, Glen Ella to offer some consultancy work looking at the backline.Step five: Getting on the front footKnowing the partisan Australian media, Eddie Jones was at his prickly best straight off the plan, complaining of an impersonal bag-search at Brisbane and levelling accusations of a concerted campaign against his squad. He showed his ruthlessness hauling Luther Burrell after 28 minutes for failing to implement the defensive plan correctly, and through 24 points from Owen Farrell they eventually went on to win at the Suncorp 39-28, then the biggest score they’d ever recorded in Australia. Afterwards, he called out former Wallaby Stephen Hoiles for asking a disrespectful question in a press conference.Star turn: James Haskell was outstanding in his two Tests in AustraliaThe next step was Melbourne and England’s eight consecutive wins even got a mention from the All Blacks, with Steve Hansen saying Jones was bullying his younger Randwick colleague Michael Cheika. Jones retorted that Hansen was just point-scoring with the Bledisloe Cup to come.What followed was one of the greatest English defensive displays in the modern era, as 175 successful tackles were completed – more than two a minute – as they held out to win 23-7, with a gleeful Owen Farrell sealing the deal with a 73rd minute try.Again, while a Series win was secured, Jones refused to change a winning squad and blood a group of players like Henry Slade, Alex Goode and Ben Te’o, patiently waiting in the wings.Step six: Jones applies the coup de graceFor the final Test, he based the squad in Coogee Beach, where he had played as tearaway hooker. During the week another famous Wallaby appeared to help England out. Andrew ‘Joey’ Johns, one of the greatest Australian rugby league players of all-time was spotted giving advice to the half-backs. The Australian public were agog at the front of Jones, but Jones was unperturbed and preferred to concentrate on the final Test being England’s World Cup final and wanting a whitewash because ‘that’s what the All Blacks would do’.Well earned rest: The England squad have a beer after their 3-0 whitewashA brilliant Test ensued and despite England trailing Australia on several occasions, they showed their resolve and courage to dig in and carve out a precious win to give the Wallabies their first whitewash since 1971. He again showed his ruthless side by pulling off Teimana Harrison after 31 minutes because he wasn’t seeing enough physicality, trusting wunderkind Maro Itoje to slot in at No 6. A try from Jamie George and penalty from Farrell, who ended the Series with 66 points, pulled them clear.Step seven; Planning for the futureAfter ten consecutive wins (nine under Jones), you’d forgive Jones for basking in a remarkable achievement and heading for the nearest bar. Not a bit of it. Jones rammed home that England had a lot of work to do on and he wasn’t impressed they’d shipped five tries. Only perfection will do for but as long as England keep winning, the players, backroom staff and fans will happily join him for the ride. Plenty to smile about: Eddie Jones has orchestrated a remarkable turnaround in English rugby last_img read more

Apopka assesses the damage

first_img We believe we had a tornado touch down in Zellwood last night. Numerous large oak trees uprooted LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply TAGSCity of ApopkaEmergency Operations Center Previous articleHurricane Irma downgraded to tropical stormNext articleOrange County: Irma damage far greater than Charley Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Is the water safe to drink after hurricane? I hope the city was able to bounce back from this terrible incident! For sure everyone in the community went hand in hand to restore everything. Disaster management has been a trending topic nowadays, so it’s high time we increase our measures on this. Like Courtney said, how was the water right after the hurricane? Please enter your comment! 3 COMMENTS Judy Thomason Reply Courtneycenter_img September 12, 2017 at 5:38 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 JD Lopez July 15, 2018 at 12:56 am Please enter your name here From the Apopka Emergency Operations Center PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT BEGINS. With daylight, City of Apopka personnel have begun to make a preliminary assessment of storm damage from Hurricane Irma.IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:– A county-wide curfew remains in effect across Orange County until 6 p.m. Tropical-storm force winds will last until the afternoon.– Multiple power outages have been reported throughout Apopka. The City is reaching out to Duke Energy to provide a coordinated response.– There are multiple reports of power lines down. These lines could be live, and thus dangerous. Avoid trees and downed limbs unless you are sure there they are not touching downed lines.– City of Apopka crews will go out as soon as it is safe to begin removing trees from streets and rights of way.– There are reports of minor street flooding. Avoid Piedmont-Wekiva Road between State Road 436 and Oasis Apartments.– There are multiple intersections where the lights are out. If you approach an intersection with a traffic light out, it becomes a 4-way stop.– Potable water pressure has been maintained throughout Apopka except in one reported neighborhood where a water main break occurred.– Please check on your neighbors and friends to determine if they are OK. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here September 11, 2017 at 1:23 pm Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

Registrations open for UK Fundraising’s Perfect Pitch

first_img  20 total views,  1 views today 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. Registrations open for UK Fundraising’s Perfect Pitch Perfect Pitch from UK Fundraising is a one-day showcase of IT/online specialists that support fundraisers, charities, and nonprofit organisations. It will be held in London on 30 June 2005.The one-day event will showcase the latest on offer in donor communication, email campaigns, online giving, software, content management systems and similar services from a range of providers.Senior charity staff and decision makers who are in the market for these products and services are now invited to register to join us for the day. Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 May 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Technologylast_img read more

Defend Malcolm Jenkins against Phila. Fraternal Order of Police

first_imgFor decades the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has functioned like an organized racist mob, running rampant over oppressed communities and anyone else who dared to stand up to them. While technically a “union” because the FOP negotiates police contracts with the city, police rain terror on Black, Latinx and Asian neighborhoods, using whatever means are at their disposal.  Historically, FOP members have used their armed power to crush genuine workers’ struggles led by real unions. Police dropped a bomb on — and destroyed — a Black community in 1985, in Philadelphia, which resulted in the murder of 11 members of the MOVE family and the destruction of 62 homes.  Police have used stop-and-frisk tactics and random traffic stops to escalate the disproportionate arrests and murders of Black and Brown people, while doing little to address the increasing number of shootings that have caused the deaths of children in the city.Earlier this year, when over 300 Philadelphia police officers faced suspension and potential firings for posting blatantly racist and sexist media posts, the FOP exerted pressure on then-Police Commissioner Richard Ross.  The police organization forced his resignation, allegedly because of claims of sexual harassment. All accused officers were eventually brought back into the force.The FOP organized demonstrations against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner twice this year after he agreed with attorneys for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal that evidence existed to justify returning the case for a hearing with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.  The FOP is supporting a legal petition asking Pennsylvania’s higher courts to remove DA Krasner as prosecutor of the case, anticipating that higher state courts would agree with him and Abu-Jamal’s attorneys.On Oct. 28, Philadelphia Eagles’ football safety Malcolm Jenkins, who is African-American, hosted a town hall along with rapper Meek Mill, a victim of the city’s racist cops and courts, which focused on policing.  Rather than having the invited “experts” speak, Jenkins turned the podium over to community residents to voice their concerns to the experts.  Malcolm Jenkins challenges FOPSince the FOP is arrogantly used to getting their way, the police organization was  caught off guard when Jenkins wrote an op-ed in the Nov. 18 Philadelphia Inquirer calling on Mayor Jim Kenney to prioritize the needs of the city’s Black and Brown communities when selecting the next police commissioner. His commentary specifically called for a commissioner “who fights back against the police union.” Jenkins challenged Mayor Kenney to be more transparent in the search process, calling his failure to commit to having potential candidates meet with the community a mistake. “Representatives of our community should be part of the hiring process,” he wrote.In his op-ed, Jenkins commented on the racist Facebook posts written by police officers: “We need a commissioner who isn’t in lockstep with the union and who will instead push back when the union tries to hide and justify bad behavior. The commissioner must also support a union contract that allows for more officer accountability, even if that is an unpopular position with the rank and file.”Jenkins called for a “radical transformation in how we police,” writing: “We do not need to answer every societal problem with arrests and imprisonment.  Broken windows policing, stop-and-frisk practices, and the war on drugs have not made us safer.  What those policies have done, however, is lead to alarming rates of arrests for black and brown boys and men. The next commissioner should pledge to focus on solving the serious violent crimes that are harming the community instead of harassing citizens for low-level offenses.”While many Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality activists in Philadelphia — who are to the left of Jenkins — advocate abolishing the police, even Jenkins’ transformative proposals were too much for the FOP.  On Nov. 19, one day after Jenkins’ op-ed was published, Philadelphia FOP President John McNesby launched an attack, calling him a “nonresident, washed-up football player.” McNesby, who is white and lives in the greater Northeast section of the city – which once tried to secede from the city — absurdly called Jenkins’ op-ed a “racist attack.”  These words opened up a floodgate of commentary in print and social media and on television, mostly supporting Jenkins.Defend Jenkins, Kaepernick, James!Jenkins is a two-time Super Bowl champion, All-Pro Safety, and team captain who has not missed a game in six seasons.  He resides in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood.McNesby’s attack on Jenkins mirrors that of politicians like Donald Trump, sports team owners and media commentators who have criticized Black athletes, including Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James and others, for taking a stand (or a knee) to protest police brutality and racism.  And — while racially attacking Jenkins — McNesby fails to address the complaints that he and others are justifiably making about the lack of accountability by Philadelphia police.Even Mayor Kenney, who initially ran on a platform to end stop-and-frisk — but never did — was forced to publicly back Jenkins following McNesby’s attack.  DA Krasner chimed in, too, noting that Jenkins has “a right to hold public officials accountable.” On Nov. 22, the Court of Common Pleas upheld its Aug. 21 ruling that had dismissed a lawsuit brought last year by the FOP challenging DA Krasner for issuing a list of tainted cops to keep them from testifying in court.Jenkins’ courageous stand against the FOP is welcomed by many people in Philadelphia.  But, in the long run, it will be the empowerment of Black, Brown and working-class community residents collectively pushing back against the FOP that will bring real change.Photo credit: phillymag.comFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Benin press regulators halt publication of daily Le Béninois libéré

first_imgNews December 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Benin press regulators halt publication of daily Le Béninois libéré RSF_en News Receive email alerts Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Benin urged to implement findings of Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Help by sharing this information Organisation BeninAfrica Newscenter_img Op-ed urges Benin to end Digital Law threat to journalism Reporters Without Borders is perplexed at the indefinite closure of the newspaper Le Béninois Libéré, ordered by the High Authority for Broadcasting and Communication (HAAC) on 8 December, and warns of the risk of further abuses.Le Béninois libéré was closed for “violating the ethical and professional rules” of journalism at a special public hearing on 8 December. Its articles were seized and its premises sealed. The paper’s manager Aboubacar Takou and its publisher Eric Tchiakpè were banned from working as journalists and setting up a news organization. “The decision by the HAAC is an unprecedented violation of press freedom and damages the image of a country previously seen as a model in this area,” Reporters Without Borders said.“What is particularly worrying is the risk that the High Authority may be taking a harder line against critical media outlets. The closure of a newspaper and the ban on journalists practising their profession are in no way an appropriate response.”The newspaper was accused of publishing “inflammatory articles and discourteous comments aimed at destroying the republic and damaging relations between Benin and the other members of the Conseil de l’Entente”, as well as a “particularly serious” headline and expressions that were “vulgar, offensive and foul” towards the heads of state of the Conseil de l’Entente” in an earlier edition.The newspaper had derided a meeting of the heads of state of the regional grouping in Cotonou in an article headlined: “Conseil de l’Entente: Watch out for wind!”Previous closures of the newspaper appear to have been a factor in this drastic decision by the regulatory body headed by Théophile Nata.At the same time, Reporters Without Borders has learned that eight other newspapers have been temporarily suspended for between a week and one month for a variety of reasons relating to professional ethics.A weekly sports programme broadcast by the local Cotonou radio station Radio Tokpa has been suspended for two weeks.Photo : logo of Le Béninois Libéré November 11, 2020 Find out more to go further November 7, 2020 Find out more News May 4, 2021 Find out more BeninAfrica Follow the news on Beninlast_img read more

Journalist from weekly magazine “Douman” assaulted

first_img to go further News April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Receive email alerts On 26 January 2003, Rachid Mahamid, a journalist with the Arabic-language satirical weekly “Douman”, was assaulted by several individuals, including two journalists, while covering a meeting organised to demonstrate solidarity with Iraq.”This assault is worrying. The journalist was only trying to take photographs. Recourse to violence is never acceptable. If some people feel they have been slandered, they should file a complaint in court,” stated RSF Secretary-General Robert Ménard.On 26 January, in the evening, Mahamid was assaulted by several individuals while covering a meeting organised by the Committee to Support Iraq. The meeting was held at the Mohammed V Theatre in Rabat. The journalist was about to take photographs of a brawl between some of the meeting participants when a dozen persons, including Mustapha Essayab and Mohammed Talbi, both journalists with the daily “Al Ahdate Al Maghribia”, struck him with some force and threw him out of the room. They also took away his camera. Following the incident, Mahamid decided to file a complaint. He has also been granted a 21-day leave of absence from work. According to the publication director of “Akhbar el Ousbouh”, who witnessed the skirmish, the agents from the security service (Direction de la surveillance du territoire, DST) who were present did not intervene.Several journalists from “Al Ahdate Al Maghribia” recently filed complaints against Ali Lmrabet, publication director of the weekly magazine “Demain”. This follows “Demain”‘s publication of a cartoon in May 2002 in which the author described “Al Ahdate Al Maghribia” as “pornographic.” The satirical weekly “Douman” first hit newsstands in November 2002. It is the Arabic version of “Demain” magazine, and is also headed by Lmrabet. Organisation Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saycenter_img Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara January 29, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist from weekly magazine “Douman” assaulted News June 8, 2021 Find out more Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists News Help by sharing this information News April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more