Forget gold! I’d follow Warren Buffett’s advice to get rich and retire early

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Forget gold! I’d follow Warren Buffett’s advice to get rich and retire early The surging gold price may have encouraged many investors to buy the yellow metal in recent months. But this might not be the best way to become rich and retire early. Instead, it may be better to follow the advice of Warren Buffett. Warren Buffett’s view on goldBuffett has always been against buying gold. According to the billionaire investor, buying it is a waste of money because it produces no cash. And most of the time, owners have to actually pay to store their gold. 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 a result, all owners can do is sit tight and hope the price of gold keeps rising. On the other hand, companies produce cash, which supports their share prices.That’s why Buffett likes owning stocks over precious metals like gold. He believes stocks are more likely to produce better returns over the long term. And so far, he’s been right. Stocks have substantially outperformed gold over the past few decades.It seems unlikely this will change any time soon. Gold still doesn’t produce any cash flow. Meanwhile, high-quality stocks with large profit margins can produce lots of cash flow, which they can then return to investors.Buying these businesses at low prices is the approach Buffett has followed for the past seven decades. And it’s helped him build a considerable fortune. Focus on quality stocks Buffett’s favourite companies have a strong competitive advantage. Coca-Cola is a great example. Coke is one of the most valuable brands in the world, recognised around the world.This has helped the company go from strength to strength over the past few decades, helping earn Warren Buffett billions in the process. Indeed, the billionaire started buying shares in this business back in the 1980s, when its growth was only just getting started. He was able to purchase shares in the company at a discounted price, and he’s held on every since. By focusing on high-quality businesses with a definite competitive advantage, Buffett has been able to sit back and watch his wealth grow.These organisations are the perfect buy-and-forget investments because competitive advantages like strong brands are often hard to disrupt. That means these companies have the potential to earn large profits year after year and return lots of cash to investors in the process. A diversified portfolio of these companies may yield market-beating returns over the long run. The bottom line Overall, while gold might look like a good investment after its recent performance, investors who want to get rich and retire early may do better focusing on stocks instead.By following Warren Buffett’s strategy of buying high-quality businesses at good prices and holding on for the long run, you may be able to build a sizable financial nest egg.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves 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. Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 15th August, 2020 See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_img Something to shout about: Ashley Johnson celebrates after scoring his try Forward marchConnacht’s pack stole the Guinness Pro 12 points from Edinburgh when they drove Willie Faloon over from a lineout in the dying minutes of their clash at Murrayfield, to go from 13-9 down to 14-13 up.It was the second win in a row for the Irish side and they haven’t started a Pro 12 season this well since 2011. Next weekend they must take on Leinster, which will certainly test their credentials, but the never-say-die attitude Connacht showed this week is commendable.Golden boy? Jean de Villiers got the special cap, but not the winners’ trophy TAGS: ConnachtGlasgow WarriorsScarletsWasps Team efforts in tight corners and individual excellence lit up this weekend’s matches, but a few players are kicking themselves after failing to perform under pressure. The SinnersJean misses the pointsIf you are 14-10 down to the All Blacks, with seven minutes to play, and you are given a kickable penalty, what do you do? South African captain Jean de Villiers thinks you kick to the corner and go for the try. However, his choice backfired as New Zealand managed to hold their line under great pressure and close out the win.De Villiers was winning his 100th cap on Saturday but even with all that experience, he got it wrong this time. If the Springboks had kicked three points at that stage, the All Blacks would have known they couldn’t slip up again. As it was, they gave away another penalty inside their own 22, but must have been sure South Africa wouldn’t take the points.The win for New Zealand maintained their unbeaten run in the Rugby Championship – they have now won 15 and drawn one game since Argentina joined the Tri-Nations sides in 2012.Kicking himselfWhen the going gets tough, you need your goal-kicker to take all the points on offer but Newcastle Falcons were let down by Juan Pablo Socino on Sunday as the Argentine missed six out of seven kicks at goal.The Falcons lost 20-18 at home to London Irish, something they cannot afford to do against a team like Irish, who are unlikely to challenge for silverware. The last kick, to draw the match, hit the upright from wide on the right, so Socino can count himself unlucky in that instance, but the centre needs to dig to the depths of his kit bag to find his kicking boots before next weekend’s home clash with Northampton.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The SaintsThe Bee teamHaving seen reigning champions Northampton cruise past 50 points against Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership’s opening match, Wasps might have been a tad nervous about meeting them in week two. But if they were, it didn’t show as they triumphed 20-16 at Adams Park with some wonderful individual skills and excellent team spirit.Ashley Johnson was a Saint last week for his deft chip and this week his speed gets him a mention as he sprinted 48 metres to touch down a try in the 59th minute after intercepting a pass from Luther Burrell. From 9-3 down, Wasps were 10-9 up and Tom Varndell extended the lead a few minutes later with a skilful chip and chase that enabled him to beat two defenders.Lots of other Wasps were in fine form, not least James Haskell, but the final round of applause goes to Rob Miller who kicked a late penalty to seal the win when Andy Goode and Ruaridh Jackson were both off injured.Stand-out stand-offDanny Cipriani has his critics – I see one when I look in the mirror – but no one can deny the Sale No 10 produced a masterclass of creative play against Gloucester on Saturday. He ended up on the losing side but did his own reputation a great deal of good.First, his chip up the left set up the opening try for Tom Arscott, then a little dink to himself enabled Cipriani to put Chris Cusiter away for the second try, before 20 minutes were gone.He then took a quick penalty to begin the move which created Luke McLean’s try and he rounded his day off with a touchdown of his own, ghosting through the grasping hands of the Cherry and White defence. With Gloucester 34-20 up at the time, he gave Sale hope, but Gloucester hung on to win 34-27.That’s down: Chris Cusiter reaches over the line to score a try set up by Danny CiprianiImpact subTwo tries in quick time from replacement scrum-half Niko Matawalu enabled Glasgow Warriors to stretch a four-point lead into an unassailable advantage as the final quarter of their Guinness Pro 12 clash with Cardiff Blues approached.The Fijian is a loose cannon who can have his team-mates as well as opponents running round in circles, but his score from a smart interception at a Blues lineout when the Warriors were down to 14 men was a great opportunist’s try and he crossed again a few minutes later to set the Warriors up for their seventh consecutive win over the Blues.Pace and powerIt was far from the best of weekends for the Scarlets, as they were trounced 42-12 by Leinster in the Pro 12 and have now conceded ten tries in two games. However, a rare bright spot for the Welsh fans was a wonderful individual try by Scott Williams.The Test centre seized on the ball after a pass from Jimmy Gopperth went astray, kicked through the defence and used his pace to beat most of the opposition and his power to outmuscle Brendan Macken for the touch-down.Not much else went right for the Scarlets after that, as Jamie Heaslip, Ian Madigan and Rob Kearney helped create and score six tries in all, but Williams at least had a moment to be proud of. Caught napping: Marland Yarde (left) arrived too late to stop Ashton from scoringYardes off the paceHarlequins had an evening to forget against Saracens as they lost 39-0 at the Stoop and one player, at least, had mentally headed back into the changing rooms before the end.Marland Yarde was caught napping in a big way when Duncan Taylor hoofed the ball out of defence and players from both sides set off in pursuit. Yarde had a 10-metre head start on Chris Ashton but the Saracens wing sped past him to turn a 25-0 lead into an even bigger advantage. Replacement Harlequins lock George Merrick made a better job of chasing back than Yarde.last_img read more

Six Nations Scotland v Ireland Preview

first_imgAll the details you need for this fourth-round fixture at BT Murrayfield in the 2021 championship What are the odds?Ireland are slight favourites for this match, with odds of 3-4 on Bet365. A Scotland win is 6-5 or you can get odds of 22-1 on a draw.If you fancy putting some money on the fixture, Bet365 have a welcome bonus of up to £100 in Bet Credits.Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.Over-18s only. BeGambleAware.Any interesting statistics?Ireland No 8 CJ Stander will win his 50th cap.Tadhg Beirne (five) and Iain Henderson (four) had won the most turnovers after three games, but Hamish Watson was third on the list with three in just two games.Scotland haven’t beaten Ireland since 2017, when they won 27-22 at Murrayfield. Five of the starting XV that day will also start this match – Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland, Finn Russell, Jonny Gray and Hamish Watson.Six of the top seven carriers in the championship before this weekend were Irish – CJ Stander, Robbie Henshaw, Garry Ringrose, Hugo Keenan, Tadhg Beirne and James Lowe. Captains Johnny Sexton and Stuart Hogg (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.center_img Six Nations Scotland v Ireland PreviewThe final Six Nations match of the weekend should provide Warren Gatland with plenty to ponder.The British & Irish Lions coach will be a keen observer on Sunday afternoon, with key head-to-heads across the pitch at BT Murrayfield. Finn Russell v Johnny Sexton at fly-half is probably the headline contest – Sexton has said of his opposite number “he has a full box of tricks” – but there are others too.James Ryan wins lineout ball ahead of Jonny Gray (Sportsfile/Getty Images)Take Jonny Gray and James Ryan in the second row. Ireland have stolen more lineouts (five) than any other team so far in this championship – can Gray and Scott Cummings ensure clean ball for the Scots? Or will Ryan and Iain Henderson disrupt and create counter-attack opportunities?Tadhg Beirne is another influential figure in that Irish lineout as well as at the breakdown, which should be another intriguing battle.Beirne and Will Connors bustle around the contact area in their bright blue scrum caps, but Hamish Watson is adept at turnovers and Jamie Ritchie is a real nuisance at close quarters too. Whoever can deliver the quicker ball to their back-line on Sunday afternoon is likely to play a deciding factor in who wins the match.Rory Sutherland could enhance his Lions claims at loosehead if he can continue Scotland’s progress at scrum time and cause Tadhg Furlong problems. Garry Ringrose missed out on Lions selection in 2017 but a few breaks through a Scotland defence that has missed only 17 tackles in their two games to date (for a comparison, France missed 43 in their opening two fixtures) would put him in the frame for 2021.Of course, it’s not all about Lions! Scotland, who haven’t played for a month after the match against France was postponed, are hoping to end their five-Test losing run against the Irish. Ireland want another win as they aim for the top half of the championship table.Here’s what else you need to know about Scotland v Ireland…What’s the big team news?Jamie Ritchie is fit to start in the Scotland back row having missed the Wales game while WP Nel comes in for the banned Zander Fagerson. Sean Maitland replaces Darcy Graham on the wing and Chris Harris has a third centre partner in as many games, with Sam Johnson wearing No 12 for this match.Midfield has long been something of a conundrum for the Scots. Cameron Redpath looked destined to be their inside-centre long-term after his performance against England but injury has stalled his progress.Ireland have bolstered their front row with the return of Cian Healy and Rob Herring to the starting line-up having been on the bench for the Italy win. Keith Earls also comes in for Jordan Larmour on the wing, meaning arguably the two best broken-field runners – Larmour and Scotland’s Darcy Graham – start on the bench.What have the coaches said?Scotland coach Gregor Townsend: “Playing Ireland is always a physical affair and one that demands you keep stepping up to make tackles or contest for possession.“They have played well in their opening three games of the championship and have some outstanding players in their squad. It should be a cracking game.”Ireland coach Andy Farrell: “I think Scotland’s strength is their belief. They 100% believe they are on an upward curve and rightly so because we have seen some really good performances from them.“We always find it difficult against Scotland and we are always quite proud of any victory against the Scots.” What time does it kick off and is it on TV?Scotland v Ireland, Sunday 14 March, BT MurrayfieldThe final game of round four kicks off at 3pm in Edinburgh and is live on BBC1 and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, as well as Virgin Media and RTE radio in Ireland.Romain Poite is referee for this match and is assisted by fellow Frenchman Mathieu Raynal as well as Italy’s Andrea Pardi. Alex Ruiz (France) is the TMO.What are the line-ups?SCOTLAND: Stuart Hogg (captain); Sean Maitland, Chris Harris, Sam Johnson, Duhan van der Merwe; Finn Russell, Ali Price; Rory Sutherland, George Turner, WP Nel, Scott Cummings, Jonny Gray, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Matt Fagerson.Replacements: David Cherry, Jamie Bhatti, Simon Berghan, Grant Gilchrist, Nick Haining, Scott Steele, Huw Jones, Darcy Graham.IRELAND: Hugo Keenan; Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe; Johnny Sexton (captain), Jamison Gibson Park; Cian Healy, Rob Herring, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson, James Ryan, Tadhg Beirne, Will Connors, CJ Stander.Replacements: Ronan Kelleher, Dave Kilcoyne, Andrew Porter, Ryan Baird, Jack Conan, Conor Murray, Billy Burns, Jordan Larmour.last_img read more

Unions mobilize to defend immigrants, defeat ICE

first_imgIn Philadelphia on Aug. 15 there was union solidarity, both with immigrants and with teachers in Puerto Rico, striking for justice the same day.Over 2,000 union members and community supporters rallied here on Aug. 15 for “Labor United to Free the Children.” Called as the largest show of union support for im/migrants since Trump’s racist family separation policy began, the event was primarily organized by UNITE HERE, the hospitality workers’ union, which brought nearly 1,000 members from up and down the East Coast to the action.Major building trades unions, including the International Electrical Workers and International Painters and Allied Trades, also came to affirm working-class solidarity. Hundreds of their members marched alongside sanctuary advocates and immigrant organizations such as Juntos. Unions from public sector workers (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), education workers (American Federation of Teachers), retail and food workers (Food and Commercial Workers), transportation workers (Teamsters) and other unions were present with large contingents.Unionists targeted Philadelphia for this major demonstration to protest the city’s notoriously vicious Immigration and Customs Enforcement office. The city’s ICE has arrested more undocumented immigrants without criminal convictions than any other ICE office in the country. Philadelphia ICE has also refused to release 100 percent of asylum seekers once their cases have been resolved. (WHYY, Aug. 15)An occupation to abolish ICE started in Philadelphia in early July and continues as of this reporting. The movement’s demands include the abolition of ICE and the closure of the Berks Family Detention Center. Located an hour from Philadelphia, Berks is a major migrant prison in the U.S.A tsunami of outrage began to gather in April in response to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” of immigrants at the U.S. southern border and the violent separation of children from their parents. In that crackdown, over 2,300 children 12 years old or younger were brutally incarcerated.But after their jailing, these children represented only 20 percent of the total number of children who were caged in U.S. immigrant youth concentration camps.In fact, as of June 21, there were approximately 9,500 migrant children locked up in U.S. prisons, in addition to 2,300 or more children jailed after zero tolerance was declared. That’s because the Office of Refugee Resettlement, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, has been “sheltering” — that is, incarcerating — unaccompanied immigrant children since 2003. These are generally teenage migrants who reach the U.S. border without a parent. (tinyurl.com/ych4jm6r, NBC, June 21)At the Aug. 15 solidarity event in Philadelphia, unions and allies pledged to continue fighting for immigrants and their families. “Labor United to Free the Children” — working-class solidarity in the struggle against racism and bigotry — is desperately needed for the thousands of migrant children who remain in U.S. prisons.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Milkweed for Monarchs: You Want Me to Plant What?

first_img By Gary Truitt – Mar 13, 2016 Previous articleLabels Lie: Food Fraud in the Age of ActivismNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Thrilled with Property Tax Win Gary Truitt Milkweed for Monarchs: You Want Me to Plant What? SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Milkweed for Monarchs: You Want Me to Plant What? Luke Bozeman, with BASF, left, and researcher Harold Coble talk about planting milkweed.Harold Coble, a professor emeritus from North Carolina State University, recently had dinner with a corn and soybean grower where he talked about his research work with milkweed. As the New Orleans dinner wound down, Coble asked the farmer if he would be willing to plant milkweed on some of the odd, unused corners of his farm.The famer sat back in his seat with raised eyebrows and crossed arms and said, “I spent two decades trying to get rid of all that milkweed and now you want me to plant it back?”In short, yes. Here’s why.Coble is working with BASF on the recently announced Living Acres initiative, a research effort focused on improving monarch butterfly habitats in high-production agricultural areas. The initiative started at the BASF Research Farm in Holly Springs, North Carolina, with the goal of helping farmers and other land owners increase biodiversity and develop best practices for establishing and maintaining milkweed plants — a critical part of the Monarch lifecycle — in non-cropland areasNorth America has seen declining Monarch populations in recent years in part because of the loss of overwintering site habitat, changing weather patterns and the reduction in milkweed habitat. Monarchs need milkweed for summer forage and larval feeding sites, and reestablishing the plant can positively impact the population.So now, in an interesting twist of fate, Coble is researching the best way to establish milkweed to finish out his career that started out trying to eliminate it.“I started my career in late 60s looking at how to control milkweed problems in southern soybean fields. That is where it all started. I looked at more milkweed plants than I ever cared to,” he said. “Most farms have a few acres here and there and if you get a few plants started, they will take over an area.”Once established, milkweeds are fairly self sufficient, but getting them started can be a challenge. BASF research found milkweed plants are most successful when established through a planting process using root sections. Though it is common to plant milkweed by seeding, only a small number of common seeds germinate. Planting root stock or buds results in the most successful establishment.“It is kind of like planting a tomato plant. If you just spread some seeds out in the field and leave them, your BLT sandwich will be mostly lettuce and bacon,” Coble said. “Plants from root sections are much more vigorous than seedlings and will grow rapidly. They can easily reach up to six feet in height under good growing conditions.”Under a grant from BASF, Coble identified seven steps for successfully establishing milkweed in non-production areas: seed/root, pot, plant, spread, water, grow and mow. While some areas of a farm may better support milkweed stands than others, this work focuses on non-cropland areas such as ditches, roadsides, alleyways and other border areas.BASF as a company is interested in the work to benefit the appealing Monarchs and also to add biodiversity to U.S. farms.“Stewardship has always been a priority for farmers, and it is becoming even more important as a vehicle for improving biodiversity,” said Maximilian Safarpour, Ph.D., Department Head, Global Regulatory and Government Affairs for BASF. “The goal of the Living Acres research initiative is to show how modern agriculture can coexist with refuges for monarchs.”At Commodity Classic, BASF announced first-year findings from Living Acres conducted on the BASF Research Farm in Holly Springs, North Carolina. The research, conducted in 2015, found that creating milkweed refuges will take an upfront investment of time, but once established it should sustain themselves year after year with minimal effort.“The solution will not happen overnight,” said Luke Bozeman, Group Leader, Field Biology for BASF. “But the effort taken to improve monarch butterfly habitats will quickly make an impact.”This, of course, all made for a very unusual dinner conversation at a certain table in a New Orleans restaurant before Commodity Classic. Watching the reaction of her husband at that dinner with Coble, the corn and soybean farmer’s wife quickly informed her fellow diners of her affinity for the beautiful monarch butterflies on the farm.“And you know what?” Coble said. “I think this year he will probably be planting some milkweed plants.”last_img read more

Three journalists given life sentences on subversion charges

first_img News News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia RSF_en News April 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Turkey to go further April 28, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor November 6, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists given life sentences on subversion charges Organisation Three journalists were given life sentences yesterday on charges of “trying to overthrow constitutional order by means of violence” and being members of the leadership of the outlawed Marxist-Leninist Communist Party (MLKP), which the government regards as a “terrorist” organization.They were among a total of 29 accused MLKP members who were defendants in a trial before an Istanbul court that ended when sentences were passed at 2 a.m. yesterday.The three journalists are Füsun Erdogan, former head of Ozgür Radyo, Ibrahim Cicek, editor of the weekly Atilim, and Bayram Namaz, an Atilim reporter. A fourth journalist, Atilim publisher Sedat Senoglu, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison.“These extremely harsh sentences have ended a trial marked by violations of defence rights and unacceptably long pre-trial detention for the main defendants,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Despite a grave decline in her state of health, Füsun Erdogan spent more than seven years in prison before being sentenced. So did Bayram Namaz. What happened to the presumption of innocence? “Key defence requests were ignored. Why did the court always refuse to allow expert examination of the prosecution’s main evidence, documents provided by the police, in order to verify their authenticity? Why were the police unable to support their account of the interrogations, which the defendants disputed?“We urge the judicial system to take account of these circumstances on appeal, and to reexamine the case with complete impartiality. But that could take some time, given the Turkish judicial system’s slowness. Meanwhile, the journalists should be released conditionally at once.”On the basis of their alleged leadership positions, Erdogan, Namaz and Cicek were also held responsible for around 150 individual acts by the MLKP, for which each of them was given an additional sentence of nearly 3,000 years in prison.According to the indictment, they were arrested in September 2006 in the western village of Ocakli, where they were allegedly preparing the MLKP’s fourth congress and where guns were allegedly found. Erdogan accuses the authorities of making this up, and insists that she and her husband, Cicek, were arrested as they left a friend’s home in another town.The European Court of Human Rights has already condemned Turkey for holding Namaz for so long pending trial. In July 2013, Turkey’s constitutional court ruled that the 10-year limit on pre-trial detention set by the anti-terrorism law was too long, and gave the government a year to reduce it. Meanwhile, there has been little sign of any change in judicial practices.In a letter to Reporters Without Borders last January, Erdogan described her arrest and detention, and the judicial investigation’s many procedural irregularities (download the letter). “I was kept in prison for exactly two years without knowing why I was arrested,” she wrote.The letter also details the weaknesses of the prosecution cases and her many health problems: “high blood pressure, hepatitis B, cysts in both breasts and increased myopia,” as well as thyroid cancer.Reporters Without Borders’ Turkey representative attended all of the most recent hearings in the trial, along with members of the Freedom for Journalists Platform (GÖP), Turkey’s TGS and TGC unions, and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), as well as other local and international observers.(Photo: Bianet) Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Nawaat.org was sent a letter from a lawyer representing Antoine Sfeir

first_img Nawaat.org, a Tunisian blog that received the 2011 Netizen Prize from Reporters Without Borders, was sent a letter from a lawyer representing Antoine Sfeir, a journalist and academic with dual French and Lebanese nationality who edits the magazine Les Cahiers de l’Orient. It demanded the withdrawal of a 20 March article by Lebanese journalist René Naba within 48 hours under threat of a libel action. After getting no reply, his lawyer sent the same warning to Dreamhost, a US-based company that hosts the Nawaat.org website. According to Sfeir, the article, entitled “The Ben Ali dictatorship’s Lebanese sycophants,” insinuated that he had personally received money from Ben Ali. Four other websites that had posted the article – Oumma (www.oumma.com), Palestine-Solidarité (www.palestine-solidarite.org), Izuba (www.izuba.info) and Reneaba (www.renenaba.com) – received the same warning. In a joint statement, the five websites said they would not withdraw the disputed article and would fight for freedom of expression. Help by sharing this information RSF_en June 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nawaat.org was sent a letter from a lawyer representing Antoine Sfeircenter_img News Organisation last_img read more

Limerick teen accused of committing lewd act

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSlewd actlimerickLimerick District Courtteen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Advertisement Previous articleSwimming – The 2016 Thomond Swim on the Shannon RiverNext article26 years in exile – Peadar returns from States for Limerick debut Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live The Limerick teen appeared before Limerick District Court this weekA 13-year-old Limerick boy has appeared at a special sitting of Limerick District Court charged with allegedly engaging in lewd act with a seven-year-old.The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested this Wednesday and brought to Roxboro Road Garda Station.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Accompanied by his mother, the boy was charged with anoffence contrary to section 3 of the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998 with the prosecution claiming that he coerced the 7-year-old boy to engage in a lewd act.The court heard that he made no reply when he was given a copy of the charge sheet.Following a review of the statement of complaint made by the alleged injured party and of other material in the investigation file, the court heard that the Director of Public Prosecutions ruled that the matter proceed to the higher courts by way of trial on indictment.Defence solicitor Sarah Ryan said the teenagerwould require legal aid and a statement of means would be furnished to the court in due course.Sgt Donal Cronin said that there was no objection to bail and Judge Marian O’Leary remanded him to appear before the court again on October 18.center_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLimerick teen accused of committing lewd actBy Staff Reporter – July 8, 2016 845 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Emaillast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday March 10th

first_img WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday March 10th:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/10news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – March 10, 2020 Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlaybackcenter_img Pinterest Previous articleDeclan Bonner focused on Tyrone amid Coronavirus threatNext articleGreens supporting FG and FF would betray voters – Doherty News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday March 10th News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Relay for Life is calling all captains

first_img Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Gas prices have come down considerably but most people would still like to have a $100 gas gift card at their disposal.That’s exactly what a lucky Relay for Life team captain will get when his or her name is drawn from a “pot” of team captains’ names.Kay Franklin, American Cancer Society community representative, said the gas gift card is simply an added incentive to attend the Pike County Relay for Life team captains’ registration at noon on Thursday, Nov. 13 at Bush Memorial Baptist Church. By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Troy University aims to set can drive world record Troy University Dining Services are working to set a world record once again, but they can’t do it without some… read more Print Article Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The team captains will have their names entered in a drawing for the gas gift card and new team captains will have their names entered twice. The drawing will be held in January.“The team captains’ meeting is an opportunity for team captains to come together and learn more about Relay for Life,” Franklin said. “Our goal is to have teams from all communities in Pike County participate in the 2009 Pike County Relay for Life campaign. I don’t know of a single person who has not been affected in some way by cancer. We want to do all that we can to help find a cure for this devastating disease and we need the help of all Pike Countians.”Franklin said teams are “ideally” made up of 10 members who pledge to raise $100 each. Skip “It’s not too early to begin to Relay,” Franklin said. “In fact, with the holidays coming up, it’s a great time for bake sales and craft sales.“A lot of us don’t want to bake for the holidays and would welcome the opportunity to buy a cake or pie and support the American Cancer Society at the same time.”Ideas for fundraisers will be discussed at the team captains’ meeting on Nov. 13 and each team captain in attendance will have his or her name entered in the drawing. “But a team of any size is welcome to participate,” she said. “We invite anyone who is interested in helping to find a cure for cancer to be a part of the 2009 Relay for Life campaign.”Pike County businesses, churches, schools, clubs, organizations and individuals join the fight against cancer each year.“We have teams that “relay” every year and every year we have new teams,” Franklin said. “And, we have teams that drop out for a year or two and come back. In 2008, we had 37 teams. This year, we would like to have many more than that. And, if each community gets involved, we could have one of the biggest fundraising years ever.”Team captains who have already been “elected” are encouraged to attend the meeting on Nov. 13. Those who are interested in forming a team are also encouraged to attend. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Relay for Life is calling all captains The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 10:00 pm Thursday, November 6, 2008 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Storieslast_img read more