Want to become an ISA millionaire? Know when to sell shares!

first_img Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Here at the Motley Fool UK, it’s our belief that buying high-quality shares and holding them within a tax-efficient ISA can dramatically improve your wealth. With a bit of patience, you could even become a stock market millionaire.Notwithstanding this, there will very likely be times in any investment career when it makes sense to sell a stock. Here’s are three reasons for doing so.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The story has changedIt’s remarkably easy to fall in love with a particular share, particularly one you’ve devoted time to thoroughly researching.Sadly, nothing is guaranteed in the market, regardless of how good the company’s story is. Today’s dream stock can quickly become a nightmare if events (internal, external, or both) go against it. The key is learning to distinguish a major setback from a temporary hurdle.One might argue that the investment case for travel stocks has dramatically changed in 2020 due to the pandemic. Even when the coronavirus cloud does finally lift, some companies’ share prices may remain stagnant for a long time afterward due to the financial damage they’ve endured.A good example from a different sector would be Lloyds Bank – one of the most popular stocks with retail investors.Despite making it through the financial crisis, anyone backing the shares in March 2009 won’t have made much money since (dividends excluded). Had they switched to technology stocks, however, the outcome would have been very different.The price is too highGreat shares are seldom without friends and rarely cheap as a consequence. What’s more, the very best of the best just go on getting more expensive as they continually beat expectations. This explains why top UK fund manager Terry Smith thinks there are more important things to focus on than the price you pay for a stock. Then again, there will be times when a share price becomes so utterly detached from a company’s fundamentals that taking at least some money off the table feels like the right thing to do (especially as you won’t pay tax on capital gains if it is held within an ISA). An example of this might be when a company is hyped beyond belief but has yet to make a profit.Even if a stock’s prospects really are great, it will take time for these to be realised. Will all investors be prepared to hold and wait? I doubt it. You’ve made a mistakeFew active ISA investors are able to strike it rich without making a few/a lot of mistakes along the way. This may be the result of acting too cautiously, recklessly, or simply picking a stock that didn’t work out.Regardless of the reason, admitting that you’ve made a mistake can be hard. This is why we cling to losing stocks even when there’s little chance of recovery. Even if a company is able to turn things around, the numbers might still be against you. Being 50% down requires a share to double in value just to get you back to break-even.Now, that sort of move isn’t impossible, particularly in illiquid small-cap stocks, but it can take a while if it comes at all. In the meantime, other companies are making great money for their investors.The opportunity cost of staying invested in a loser can often be greater than accepting the loss and learning from it.  Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Want to become an ISA millionaire? Know when to sell shares! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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. 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Janet Waggoner named canon to the ordinary in Fort Worth…

first_imgJanet Waggoner named canon to the ordinary in Fort Worth diocese Rector Smithfield, NC Jessica Nakawombe says: Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Marc Kivel says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Grant Carson says: Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Comments are closed. Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Jun 4, 2013 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth] The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr. has announced that the Rev. Janet Waggoner has been named canon to the ordinary / transitional officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth.She “will assist me and the diocese as we move forward together in our life. This is being made possible by the generosity of one of our diocesan families. I am most grateful and very excited about filling this office, which is so vital for our future. It is my plan for her to begin this new ministry in July. Please welcome her to this new call,” High said in a letter to the clergy.Waggoner is a priest from the Diocese of Oregon who, after receiving her MDiv from Yale Divinity School, served parishes in Connecticut for more than a decade, most recently as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Shelton. The Waggoner family moved to Fort Worth in August 2012 when Janet ’s husband, Ed, accepted Brite Divinity School’s invitation to become the first Right Rev. Sam B. Hulsey Chair in Episcopal Studies. Since September 2012, Janet Waggoner has been serving as interim pastor at Rejoice Lutheran Church in Coppell.In her work with individuals, congregations and the community, Waggoner seeks to facilitate transformation through leadership, preaching, education, conciliation and the arts. She is a board member of WIKS-USA, partnering with Kenyans to provide quality education for underprivileged children. Waggoner is a spiritual director and a member of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross.  She serves as an advisor in Title IV disciplinary processes for The Episcopal Church.The Waggoners are the parents of two children, Wynne (10) and Benjamin (8), and a rescue dog, Ziggy. Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ June 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm Well, Grant, here’s the other side of the story: folks in the TEC aren’t sitting around worrying about ACNA…we’re are happy for the folks who made a choice to move on and we wish them every good going forward. Most of us in TEC know that people choose their communions and parishes for all sorts of reasons: aesthetics, theology, personalities, location, community…and we also know that church hopping is a way of life for many folks these days. Whether the Holy Spirit chooses to fill particular facilities or direct the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth to find other uses for them, we’re called to continue to be loyal to our Church and our Bishops and seek and serve Christ in all persons. God be good to you and yours, Grant! Marc The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska People Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS June 7, 2013 at 12:41 am Please realize that this is the rump Diocese of Fort Worth, formed of the very few TEC parishes left when a super majority of the diocese departed TEC over matters of faith. Of course TEC has sued for all the property. The matter is being adjudicated at the supreme court of Texas where arguments have been heard and a decision is expected any dayMy perspective is from the Diocese of Fort Worth (ACNA). I think the Diocese of Fort Worth (TEC) is making a huge mistake, and I really feel sorrowful for those, like the Waggoners, who will be affected. The TEC diocese is building a structure to support a much larger organization than it will ever have, expecting that the supreme court will rule in its favor, and loyal TEC folks will come flocking back to the buidings then belonging to TEC. That won’t happen. If TEC wins, churches will go dark all over the diocese, the ACNA folks worshipping in store fronts or wherever. That will leave the TEC DFW with too large an administrative structure and a very large inventory of empty buildings to support. The Waggoners, and others, who’ve gambled their futures on a Texas supreme court decison and folks streaming back to TEC will be dislocated.That’s why I’m sorrowful. I wish the rump diocese had somewhat less rosy glasses when estimating the future.Grant AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments (3) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA June 9, 2013 at 11:30 am Congratulations to Rev. Janet Waggoner and those who chose to entrust her with that responsibility. To Grant, the church of God will still stand strong irrespective of human flaws. Time immemorial, throughout Church history, churches have been opening and closing, yet others being transformed since we humans always do many things in the name of God without consulting or even listening to Him. It is my prayer and others that the Church of God remains strong in spite of many human differences and misunderstandings. May God bring healing to a hurting people. May He bring understanding to searching minds. May He give peace that passes all understanding to troubled souls. And may He forgive us all our trespasses as we should forgive all who trespass against us. Amen. Anathema Maranatha. Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

A House in the Countryside / Ene+Ene Arhitectura

first_img “COPY” Projects Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Romania A House in the Countryside / Ene+Ene Arhitectura A House in the Countryside / Ene+Ene ArhitecturaSave this projectSaveA House in the Countryside / Ene+Ene Arhitectura ArchDaily CopyHouses•Poienarii-Rali, Romania CopyAbout this officeEne+Ene ArhitecturaOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPoienarii-RaliRomaniaPublished on August 05, 2019Cite: “A House in the Countryside / Ene+Ene Arhitectura” 05 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?乡间度假小屋,中心化空间设计 / Ene+Ene Arhitectura是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Houses Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922185/a-house-in-the-countryside-ene-plus-ene-arhitectura Clipboard Mihai Ene, Adela Ene Photographs Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922185/a-house-in-the-countryside-ene-plus-ene-arhitectura Clipboard 2015 Clients:Valentin ConstantinofEngineering:Ductil TechLandscape:Ene+Ene ArhitecturaDesign Team:Mihai Ene, Adela EneCity:Poienarii-RaliCountry:RomaniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Radu MalasincuRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Situated 40 km North of Bucharest, in a peaceful rural setting, the house serves as a week-end and vacation retreat for a family living and working in the capital. It tries to make the most of its privileged location – a mildly sloping site at the very edge of Poienarii Rali village, with a beautiful view towards Ialomita river and a forest – by means of a sensitive placement and orientation.Save this picture!© Radu MalasincuOne of the most difficult objectives that we had to address was creating an architectural object that did not disturb the visual calmness of its context. This influenced our decisions regarding typology, volume, scale, materials and technology.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!Section 02A vacation house should be able to bring together the members of the family and their eventual guests, leading to a type of human interaction that a fast-paced city life rarely does anymore. We tried to achieve this by the reinterpretation of a primitive spatial typology that was present in many cultures, taking different forms, at different points in time: the central space. A central space that focuses all energy, interest and activities, that is the actual heart of the house itself, surrounded by a ring of secondary spaces that offer intimacy and retreat, yet all connect into the main space, leading to an almost forced human interaction. One of these secondary spaces, an exterior terrace towards the view, is treated as an actual room, having the spatial feel of an interior space. In order to enhance the importance of the central space, a skylight was used to supplement the amount light needed at certain hours.Save this picture!© Radu MalasincuSave this picture!© Radu MalasincuHand made bricks were used to build all exterior walls, in a insulated, ventilated double wall construction system. Finding and employing a craftsman which was still able to master such an ancient, almost extinct brick production technique is one of the most rewarding moments of our involvement in this project.Save this picture!© Radu MalasincuProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Serra das Cabras / MMBB ArquitetosSelected Projectsk59 home& atelier / k59 atelierSelected Projects Share Architects: Ene+Ene Arhitectura Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Wienerberger, Ytong, Edil Porte, Gecse Daniel, Glulam Targoviste, Trimble Navigation Photographs:  Radu Malasincu Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Radu Malasincu+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Sharelast_img read more

Ethan Maull Cancer Foundation secures pro bono PR support for a year

first_imgEach year the agency provides free advice and expertise to a different local charity or not- for-profit organisation which would not otherwise be able to afford ongoing PR. The charity was chosen after a family friend sent a compelling letter explaining Ethan’s condition and his determination to help others through his charity.Helping othersAged just six, Ethan helped his father raise £4,000 for Cancer Research UK, after a family friend was diagnosed with breast cancer.Ethan was diagnosed with a rare form of children’s bone cancer called osteosarcoma in 2012.  The foundation was set up by Ethan and his family to help raise awareness of the condition and help raise funds to help others in a similar situation.The charity has so far raised £60,000.Sam Maull, Ethan’s mother, said:“Being chosen as the charity of the year by Shooting Star PR is so exciting. All our friends and family have done so much to help promote the ‘Up Yours To Cancer!’ Foundation but this will make a massive difference by helping us to reach more people.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 January 2014 | News Ethan Maull Cancer Foundation secures pro bono PR support for a year Tagged with: charity of the year Lincoln-based public relations agency Shooting Star PR has chosen The Ethan Maull ‘Up Yours To Cancer!’ Foundation as its charity of the year for 2014. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis PR workCerri Delaney, Account Manager at Shooting Star PR, will be handling the charity’s PR work. She said:“We received a high number of very worthy applications this year, which made our decision quite difficult.“We were really touched by Ethan’s story and considered it a very worthy cause. We’re looking forward to working with Ethan to say ‘Up Yours To Cancer!’ and helping him raise funds for the E39 ward and Ethan’s House.”Previously Shooting Star PR has chosen Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, STRUT, Lincoln Women’s Aid, Candles and the Ally Cadence Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. 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.last_img read more

Asthma UK & British Lung Foundation agree merger

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 12 December 2019 | News Asthma UK & British Lung Foundation agree merger Tagged with: merger Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation are to merge after the final step in the formal process was completed on 9 December.Both organisations announced their intention to merge in November, ahead of a vote by Asthma UK’s (AUK) members at an extraordinary general meeting on 2 December and a meeting of the British Lung Foundation’s (BLF) board of trustees on 9 December.With the formal preparations completed, the newly formed Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership will strengthen and build on previous collaborations between the BLF and AUK, such as the Taskforce for Lung Health, BREATHE – the Health Data Research Hub for Respiratory Health and campaigning to deliver safer air. It also will make for a stronger force for research and support for those with asthma and other lung diseases.The merger will save significant amounts on running costs, with up to £2 million expected to be released each year for research, support services and campaigning.Kay Boycott, Chief Executive of the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership, said:“This marks the start of a new era which promises to bring significant benefits to people affected by asthma and other lung diseases. Bringing together our joint vision and strategy will allow us to make even more impact, with more money to spend on ground-breaking research and support.“Our new organisation will combine the energy and passion of the UK’s top respiratory health charities, creating a powerful voice for change.“It is an absolute privilege to be the first Chief Executive of the new organisation leading the start up of this innovative new venture.”The merger is a partnership of equals and will be directed by an executive team and trustees drawn from both AUK and the BLF. The core charitable activities – research programmes, campaigning, helplines, and websites of both organisations will continue and the BLF and AUK identities will still be used. Advertisement  193 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 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.last_img read more

Morocco expels more foreign TV journalists

first_imgNews September 30, 2016 Morocco expels more foreign TV journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the expulsion of well-known Italian investigative journalists Luigi Pelazza and Mauro Pilay yesterday from Morocco and the confiscation of the video they had filmed. April 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression Organisation News News June 8, 2021 Find out more Pelazza and Pilay, who work for the TV programme Le Lene, were arrested by ten plainclothes policemen in Marrakesh and were accused of not obtaining permission to investigate a child prostitution network in the city. They were taken to Menara airport and were put on a flight back to Italy eight hours later, after their video material had been seized. When reached by RSF, the communications ministry chief of staff said he was not in a position to make a statement. “These repeated expulsions are extremely shocking,” said Yasmine Kacha, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk. “How much longer will the Moroccan authorities continue to use administrative pretexts to prevent journalists from covering sensitive stories?” Pelazza said: “This censorship attempt will not prevent us from telling the truth about the prostitution of minors in Morocco. We were able to keep some of the material we shot and we will soon inform the public about the gravity of the situation.” Their expulsion came just days ahead of much-awaited parliamentary elections scheduled for 7 October. French journalists Martin Weill and Pierre Le Beau, who work for the Petit Journal current affairs programme on Canal + television, were expelled in April after being interrogated by the authorities about a report they were doing on a homophobic attack on a gay couple in Béni Mellal. Morocco is ranked 131st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Receive email alerts RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say to go further News RSF_en last_img read more

RSF relieved by German journalist’s release in Syria

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the release of a German freelance journalist who had been held hostage in Syria since October 2015 and who gave birth while in captivity. She and her baby arrived in Turkey yesterday. September 29, 2016 RSF relieved by German journalist’s release in Syria Receive email alerts SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses July 10, 2016 Find out more Help by sharing this information “We are delighted to learn that this German journalist has been finally been freed almost a year after being abducted by an armed group in Syria,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk.“Although we do not yet know the identity of her kidnappers or the exact circumstances of her release, we remind all parties to the conflict in Syria of their duty to protect civilians, including journalists. Syria continues to be the world’s deadliest countries for media personnel.”The German foreign ministry issued a statement yesterday evening announcing that the journalist and her baby had been freed and had arrived safe and sound in Turkey. She was already pregnant when captured by unidentified individuals in Syria in October 2015. The foreign ministry thanked the Turkish government for its cooperation. It also thanked its international partners for their efforts.Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham, the armed group formerly known as Al-Nusra Front, issued a statement claiming that it helped to free the journalist from captivity by a small armed group, which it did not name. RSF is not in a position to confirm the accuracy of Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham’s claim.The head of RSF’s German section, Christian Mihr, said: “We owe thanks and appreciation to the German authorities who have managed to avert an end like James Foley’s for this abduction.”Mihr added: “We hope that those responsible for crimes like these will be held accountable sooner rather than later. This will be the only way to break the cycle of impunity encouraging others to commit ever new crimes against journalists.”Last year, RSF asked the United Nations Security Council to refer the situation in Syria and Iraq, where war crimes are being committed against journalists, to the International Criminal Court.According to RSF’s tally, around 200 journalists and citizen journalists have been killed since the start of the conflict in Syria in March 2011, 14 of them in 2016. American journalist Austin Tice is still missing in Syria since he disappeared in 2012. Syria is ranked 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses to go further Follow the news on Syria RSF_en RSF supports lawsuit accusing Assad regime of murdering US journalist Marie Colvin News Organisation Al-Jazeera reporter killed by Russian air strike News News Constant threats against journalists in Syria News July 12, 2016 Find out more June 29, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

Council to Discuss Reopening Businesses in Special Meeting Thursday

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Government Council to Discuss Reopening Businesses in Special Meeting Thursday By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 3:42 pm The City Council will meet on Thursday at 5 p.m. to discuss reopening local businesses.The meeting will happen on the same day Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to announce guidelines to allow some low risk businesses to reopen.The meeting will occur after Council’s EDTECH Committee reconvenes at 3:15 p.m. for the first time since the Coronavirus pandemic forced city officials to shut down committees and commissions of the City Council.In the EDTECT meeting, the committee will discuss reopening the city.Chair Victor Gordo told Pasadena Now that there is a very delicate balance between the health and safety of residents and the very real economic tidal wave that has landed throughout the country.“Anything we do has to protect residents and their health,” Gordo told Pasadena Now on Wednesday. “Tomorrow, the EDTECH Committee will begin that discussion and that debate together with our health department, planning department, police department, city attorney, transportation and all other relevant city departments.The virus could also come up at the Public Safety Committee“The issue of Coronavirus is all about public safety and figuring out a way to keep our residents and deliver critical services to keep the city running and figuring out a way for us to pay all of our bills.”The council had an informal discussion on reopening businesses on Monday. On Tuesday, City Spokesperson Lisa Derderian said the city’s plans will coincide with the county and city meeting.And, Pasadena Now has learned that the Public Safety Committee could meet next week.The City Council on Monday voted to reopen committees and commissions.Gordo and several other councilmen have been pushing for meetings as the city moves to a recovery stage while still responding to the Coronavirus pandemic.The Planning Commission and the Hearing Officer have held meetings over the past week.“It’s important that we get it right and protect the safety and welfare of our residents. But also take reasonable steps to reopen the local economy where it is safe to do so.” Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff 28 recommended1 commentShareShareTweetSharePin it One thought on “Council to Discuss Reopening Businesses in Special Meeting Thursday” Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Why don’t city officials help propose landlords of business give a 3 month no payments and get the state to wave the same amount in taxes or something like that. It could save a lot of businesses save our city small business owners Terri says: center_img Herbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS May 6th, 2020 at 11:11 pm last_img read more

#Fundraising” Novas holding a Christmas ‘sleep-in’ to replace their ‘sleep-out’

first_imgPrint Email Limerick hutler Will O’Donoghue taking part in last year’s Christmas sleep-out for Novas.IN normal years, the Novas’ fundraising programme of activities concludes with an annual sleep-out on the last Friday before Christmas.However, there is nothing normal about 2020 and instead of a large community event, this year the local homeless charity is asking people to ‘sleep-in’ in their own homes and help raise vital funds for frontline homeless services.For the last five years, Novas has hosted the pre-Christmas sleep-out outside Brown Thomas, which has raised thousands of euros for its Limerick services.Last year, backed by Limerick hurler Will O’Donoghue, Clare hurler and footballer Podge Collins and the Tipperary hurling panel, the organisation ran three simultaneous events in Limerick, Ennis and Thurles and raised more than €64,000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Novas’ Head of Policy and Communications, Dr Una Burns explained that the sleep-out is normally the biggest single fundraising event of the year and the money raised helps their frontline services such as Street Outreach, emergency accommodation and family support.“About 50 per cent of all monies raised through fundraising and donations in the year, is made in the six -week period in the run up to Christmas. This is largely through community and public events, all of which have had to be paused during the pandemic,” Dr Burns told the Limerick Post.In an effort to continue the fundraising spirit of Christmas, Novas are asking people to participate in their sleep-in this year.”Safety is the first priority but there are still plenty of ways to get involved. People can build a fort in their living room with the kids, pitch a tent in their garden, sleep on their balcony or participate with colleagues in the car park or their workplace. Being a virtual event, people can basically participate from anywhere and for the first time, they can get the kids involved.”To help Novas raise vital funds visit https://novas.ie/novas-annual-christmas-sleep-in/ Facebook Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleLIT launches course on domestic abuse and coercive controlNext article#Fundraising: Santa paws is coming to town Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp NewsSociety#Fundraising” Novas holding a Christmas ‘sleep-in’ to replace their ‘sleep-out’  By Alan Jacques – December 4, 2020 122 Linkedinlast_img read more

Community projects key to M&S recovery tactics

first_imgCommunity projects key to M&S recovery tacticsOn 6 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Community projects will be central to Marks & Spencer’saction plan to revive its ailing business and improve staff skill levels.The retailer aims to support initiatives to improve safety,health and education in the communities around stores, which will also boostits business.Ed Williams, head of corporate community involvement, toldthe Building a Skilled Workforce conference in London that community investmentplans were key to the company’s recovery.An external evaluation showed the store’s own community involvementprogramme, which takes up one day a week for three months, led to a 30 per centincrease in employees’ skill levels.Employees taking part in the Prince’s Trust scheme, who wereall aged under 25, showed a 50 per cent increase in skill levels.The results came from competency reports from both theemployees and their managers.Williams hopes healthy eating and education campaigns willlead to more people buying Marks & Spencer products.He said, “Employees between the ages of 16 and 25 willbenefit the most.”We will no longer just be signing big cheques, butinvesting in the communities and customers we serve.”Within the next year, Williams hopes each employee willspend at least 100 hours in the community on development programmes.Other schemes include the “Seeing is Believing”tour, which involves managers from Marks & Spencer looking at issuesincluding homelessness.Williams hopes this will lead to Marks & Spenceroffering work placements to homeless people.By Richard Staines Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more