5 Jul

Here’s a FTSE 250 Christmas sales winner I’d buy, and a loser I’d avoid

first_imgHere’s a FTSE 250 Christmas sales winner I’d buy, and a loser I’d avoid Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 9th January, 2020 | More on: MAB MKS Image source: Getty Images 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address 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.center_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Alan Oscroft Alan Oscroft 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. The UK high street has suffered a weak year, shaken by the repeating threat of a no-deal Brexit. According to the British Retail Consortium, total sales were down 0.1%, compared to a 1.2% rise in 2018.Food and clothesBut Marks & Spencer (LSE: MKS) looks like it’s heading for worse than that, with sales in the Christmas quarter falling 0.6% in the UK, and by 2.3% internationally. There’s some small comfort in a 0.2% rise in UK like-for-like sales, though that was driven by a 1.4% gain in food sales — as is becoming all too familiar, clothing and home goods sales declined again, by 1.7% this time on a like-for-like basis, and by 3.7% in total.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…Chief executive Steve Rowe told us of “an improved performance in Q3,” but also spoke of “a challenging trading environment in the lead up to Christmas.” He added that “the changes we made earlier in the year in Clothing have arrested the worst of the issues of the first six months and we are progressively building a much stronger team for the future.” But don’t we hear something like that almost every time M&S reports?Although full-year expectations are unchanged overall, gross margins are “expected to be around [the] lower end of guidance.”The market was unenthused, and the shares dropped 9% in morning trading — and they’re down 65% since a peak in May 2015. I know M&S is in its latest restructuring phase, and its recently announced plan to move into the (potentially lucrative but very competitive) active fashion business might prove a turning point. But I’ve seen too many M&S turnaround plans over the years to be tempted.BoozeMeanwhile, pubs, bars and restaurants operator Mitchells & Butlers (LSE: MAB) enjoyed a more successful festive season, reporting like-for-like sales growth of 5.6% over the core three-week period, with first-quarter like-for-like up 3.5%.This impressive performance included “strong performances on all of the key festive days,” with food sales up 3% and drink sales up 1.8%. I can’t say I’m too surprised, because the Brexit antics of our politicians in December would be enough to drive anyone to drink — and had that effect on me more than once.The company is continuing to invest in its chain of establishments, with 81 conversions and remodels in the year to date, and one new outlet opened.Having been in the doldrums for several years, the Mitchells & Butlers share price has been performing remarkably well in the latter half of 2019 — and from a low point for the year in May, we’ve seen a 93% rise. But after that surge, is it still a buy?M&B has been through a troubled period and is in the process of rebuilding itself. Investor confidence ebbed so low that in 2017 the shares were trading on a P/E as weak as around seven, and after last year’s price recovery we’re now looking at a forward multiple of a bit over 11.The downside for now is that dividends have not yet been reintroduced after having been suspended during the crisis years — but that should come.These days I insist on seeing a real tangible turnaround from a recovery prospect before I’ll consider it, and I’m seeing that here. M&B is a cautious buy for me.last_img read more

17 Jun

Kharand-House / Hamed Tadayon, Mohammad Amin Davarpanah, Java…

first_img Kharand-House / Hamed Tadayon, Mohammad Amin Davarpanah, Javad Roholoullahi Projects Year:  Kharand-House / Hamed Tadayon, Mohammad Amin Davarpanah, Javad RoholoullahiSave this projectSaveKharand-House / Hamed Tadayon, Mohammad Amin Davarpanah, Javad Roholoullahi ArchDaily CopyHouses•Isfahan, Iran Save this picture!© Sadaf Montazeri+ 38Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyAbout this officeHamed Tadayon, Mohammad Amin Davarpanah, Javad RoholoullahiOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIsfahanIranPublished on July 09, 2018Cite: “Kharand-House / Hamed Tadayon, Mohammad Amin Davarpanah, Javad Roholoullahi ” 09 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897582/kharand-house-hamed-tadayon-mohammad-amin-davarpanah Clipboard Houses Architects: Hamed Tadayon, Mohammad Amin Davarpanah, Javad Roholoullahi Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” 2018 “COPY” Products used in this ProjectWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesSave this picture!© Sadaf MontazeriText description provided by the architects. Kharand-House is located in Isfahan, Iran. In Isfahanian dialect “Kharand” means yard. A courtyard house is the principle type of traditional houses in Isfahan and Iran. Based on new municipal policies and restricted rules, a yard is one of the most fundamental elements missed in the today’s Iranian’s houses, especially in upper levels of buildings. In this project, we try to redefine the main character of a traditional yard in a new context. In addition to providing green space, the traditional Iranian yard has some special characters, such as the presence of water and privacy. Water plays a prominent role inasmuch as it provides ample condition by increasing moisture, visual quality and a pleasure sound of falling water. Such factors create a perfect traditional yard.Save this picture!Diagram 01Save this picture!Diagram 02 Kharand-House has three levels. The ground floor has a good connection with the main yard and there is a water fountain next to the west wall and a pool exactly in front of living room which improves space quality. The first floor has a vast trace in front of living room and a linear flowerbox ahead of master bedroom. On the second floor, a noticeable volume of the main body of the house is omitted to provide a real yard. The project was encountered by a contrast factor. It needs to provide a privacy yard protected from outer views and obtain the required amount of light, fresh air and amp view for users at the same time. Therefore, the decision was made that the yard split into half. One part with less level of privacy located in front of the living room and another with more privacy in front of the staircase.Save this picture!© Sadaf MontazeriSave this picture!© Sadaf MontazeriSave this picture!© Sadaf MontazeriA sloping face is added to provide privacy and suitable shadow for use during day. The sloping face is utilized to avoid reducing amount of light the living room and other part of the yard get. Furthermore, a water fountain set ahead of the living room, some flowerboxes spread to give a perception of a real yard, some facilities such as a sink, fireplace and bench were placed. On the roof some timbers were set that can be covered by a mat if they want to use it as a holding party with an overview to the scenery. All of these efforts have done to heighten special experience of the user and redefine the presence of yard in all levels of the Kharand-House.           Save this picture!Section A-ASave this picture!Section B-BProject gallerySee allShow lessA House Near the Great Wall / Jin LeiSelected Projects1.8M Width House / YUUA Architects & AssociatesSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Lunawood, Knauf, Akpa, Movahedi brick, Taha factory Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs:  Sadaf Montazeri, Sayed Hossein Hasheminia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897582/kharand-house-hamed-tadayon-mohammad-amin-davarpanah Clipboard Iran Area:  781 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

17 Jun

Oikos Breakneck Gorge / Robert Nichol and sons

first_img Projects ArchDaily Area:  70 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Australia Save this picture!© Jack LovelOikos is located on the crest of Breakneck Gorge, a sprawling 20-hectare property that takes in spectacular views of Hepburn Springs and Daylesford. From the outset, orientation and durability were initial drivers in Oikos’s design process. The site’s prominence also called for a design that would speak to the land – not distract from it. Corten steel cladding answered the issues of durability and disguise, ensuring longevity while not dominating the sensitive landscape. Installation difficulties for the complex design were dealt with by on-site fabrication.Save this picture!© Jack LovelSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jack LovelThe sculptural, rock-face like northern façade, unpunctuated by windows, faces the owner’s home. This clever positioning and design create privacy for both guests and owners, ensuring Oikos looks out instead to the stunning views below. Designed and built with an understated yet heartfelt generosity, Oikos is a unique offering to the local short-term accommodation market. It was an ambitious project from the outset, its scope increasing as the design progressed and the site’s potential was realized.Save this picture!© Jack LovelSave this picture!Sides ElevationsSave this picture!© Jack LovelThat care is evident in every detail both internally and externally with an emphasis on natural finishes used with creative results. Every element of this project is tailor-made and designed to enrich the user experience – from the selection of locally designed furnishings and the angled timber ceilings to the treetop views glimpsed from the floating steel bed. From a rigorous design process has emerged a maintenance free yet architecturally enhanced building – one to be shared with the general public. The client’s generosity and commitment to excellence have ensured the user experience is rich in design from the very first glimpse.Save this picture!© Jack LovelProject gallerySee allShow lessView the Scene / Peny Hsieh InteriorsSelected ProjectsFacade Reconstruction for the Hospital Affiliated with BJUT / United Design U10 AtelierSelected Projects Share Houses Oikos Breakneck Gorge / Robert Nichol and sons “COPY” CopyHouses•Elevated Plains, Australia “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901653/oikos-breakneck-gorge-robert-nichol-and-sons Clipboard 2018 Lead Architects: Brett Robertson, David Nicholson Photographs Photographs:  Jack Lovel Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901653/oikos-breakneck-gorge-robert-nichol-and-sons Clipboard Year:  Manufacturers: Boyd Alternatives, Brodware, Corten, Designer Doorware, Fisher & Paykel, Mafi, Volker Haug, Artedomus, Claypave Builder:Nick AndrewEngineer:Meyer ConsultingFaçade:Total Comfort PlumbingClient:Breakneck Gorge RetreatCity:Elevated PlainsCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jack LovelRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorText description provided by the architects. Set on a striking elevation just outside Hepburn Springs in Victoria, Australia – Oikos, named after the ancient Greek word for home is an indulgent short-stay retreat. Oikos evokes the red center of this great southern land – it’s dramatic, sculptural form both complementing and disappearing into the rugged precipice on which it stands. The retreat is subtle in scale yet rich in design, offering the best inbuilt architectural form and natural landscape setting. Oikos Breakneck Gorge / Robert Nichol and sonsSave this projectSaveOikos Breakneck Gorge / Robert Nichol and sonsSave this picture!© Jack Lovel+ 16Curated by María Francisca González Share Architects: Robert Nichol and sons Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRobert Nichol and sonsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesElevated PlainsAustraliaPublished on September 11, 2018Cite: “Oikos Breakneck Gorge / Robert Nichol and sons” 10 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

17 Jun

Marubá Residence / Padovani Arquitetos Associados

first_img Houses 2011 Marubá Residence / Padovani Arquitetos AssociadosSave this projectSaveMarubá Residence / Padovani Arquitetos Associados ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915933/maruba-residence-padovani-arquitetos-associados Clipboard ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915933/maruba-residence-padovani-arquitetos-associados Clipboard “COPY” Marubá Residence / Padovani Arquitetos Associados Architects: Padovani Arquitetos Associados Area Area of this architecture project Area:  550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographscenter_img CopyHouses•Campinas, Brazil Projects Year:  Brazil Photographs:  Evelyn Müller Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lumion, Astek Estruturas Metálicas, Casa Malgga, Fulget Artesanal, Style Aluminium, Tresuno, kitchensEngineering:Bellerini EngenhariaLandscaping:Gilda MaldonadoArchitect In Charge:Lucas PadovaniCity:CampinasCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Evelyn MüllerRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. This project was developed for a couple with three adult children. This page is a top of the field in accentuated aclive, the customers were the one time in the most extents uneven on the ground floor. Save this picture!© Evelyn MüllerSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Evelyn MüllerFor that, we had to set up a house at the highest point on the land. In addition to the traditional program for a two-storey town house, such as social, service and leisure areas, are implanted on the ground floor, and as areas that are implanted on the upper floor, the couple exposes the need for an area and highlight shelter some bikes. Save this picture!© Evelyn MüllerThe use of a ground structure, using the reinforced concrete and a metallic structure. On the facade of the house, located in Campinas, one of the discovered patios displays as a key element. A void that connects two volumes and receives the pedestrian that falls through the front and faces a minimalist garden with a large glass cloth that expands the front limits of the lobby.Save this picture!© Evelyn MüllerProject gallerySee allShow lessPerkins+Will Designs Manhattan Office Building Sculpted by Setback RestrictionsArchitecture NewsScience Center for the Augustinianum Secondary School / Bez+Kock ArchitektenSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Evelyn Müller+ 30Curated by Matheus Pereira Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officePadovani Arquitetos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMetal StructureReinforced ConcreteHomesBrazilPublished on May 02, 2019Cite: “Marubá Residence / Padovani Arquitetos Associados” [Residência Marubá / Padovani Arquitetos Associados] 02 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

16 Jun

Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks raise £100,000 for BHF

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 9 September 2005 | News Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks raise £100,000 for BHF Tagged with: Research / statistics Employees at Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank have raised over £100,000 for the British Heart Foundation in just eight months.In January this year, Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank launched their first ever Charity Partnership by each making a £20,000 donation. Since then, all funds raised by employees have been matched £1 for £1 by the banks, encouraging the continued commitment from their 10,000 staff.The banks reached their £100,000 fundraising milestone by holding a host of fundraising events, including a ‘wear something red’ day on Valentine’s Day and a ‘wear something red on your head’ day during the BHF’s Help a Heart Week in June. Also among the activities that week was a ‘Departmental Triathlon’ where competitors cycled, swam and ran (or walked) a total of 874 miles – equivalent to the distance between John o’Groats to Land’s End, raising £5,000. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

12 Jun

Woman journalist attacked, Maoists promote suspects in reporter’s murder

first_img News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nepal Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage December 10, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Woman journalist attacked, Maoists promote suspects in reporter’s murder to go further News News Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Organisation center_img June 8, 2020 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific News May 29, 2019 Find out more Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Receive email alerts NepalAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders is concerned about continuing physical violence against journalists In Nepal. In the most recent case, a woman journalist, Teeka Bista, was physically attacked in the western district of Rukum on 8 December after criticising the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) in an article and has been hospitalised in a serious condition.The press freedom organisation is also shocked to learn that two members of the UCPN (Maoist) have been promoted within the party’s local secretariat in the southern district of Bara although they are suspects in the 2007 murder of journalist Birendra Shah.“Even if we are pleased by the information minister’s decision to take charge of Teeka Bista’s hospitalisation, we continue to be worried about the impunity that seems to be granted to those who attack media freedom in Nepal and do not hesitate to kill or use violence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the Maoist party to condemn this violence and not to promote those who are linked to it,” the organisation added. “We also call on the Nepalese government to ensure that both of these cases are properly investigated.”Aged 22, Bista was found unconscious at the foot of a cliff on 8 December with head injuries and cuts to the right hand. Her mobile phone and computer had been smashed and her files had been torn and scattered at the site of the attack. She has been flown to Kathmandu Model Hospital where doctors said she has blood clot in the head, injuries to the spine, left shoulder, right hand and left foot and possible internal injuries.Bista, who writes about social and political developments for local newspapers in Rukum District, had just received telephone threats about an article she wrote for a Jantidhara-based weekly in which she implicated members of the UCPN-Maoist in a local politician’s death.Meanwhile, two of the four leading suspects in the 2007 murder of Birendra Shah, the local correspondent of radio Nepal FM, Distri Weekly and Avenues TV, have been promoted within the UCPN-Maoist in Bara District.Shah was kidnapped by alleged members of the Maoist party on 5 October 2007 and then murdered. A month later, the party acknowledged killing him but it subsequently said the suspects were no longer members. Two of the suspects, Lal Bahadur Chaudhary and Kundan Phaoujdar, have nonetheless just been appointed to positions within the party’s local secretariat in Bara.UCPN-Maoist members used violence to obstruct journalists during a demonstration they staged on 6 December. Cars being used by journalists were blocked by demonstrators, who threw stones at some of the vehicles including the Image Channel vehicle. The motorcycles of Ramhari Pande of Rajdhani Daily and Megh Bahadur Shahi of Swabibek Weekly were also vandalised.The day before this demonstration, Maoist activists prevented the distribution of the country’s most important publications. All of the leading dailies, including Annapurna Post, Himalayan Times, Kantipur and Nagarik, were unable to distribute their issues. May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

12 Jun

Independent weekly hit by two bombs after threats from radical movement

first_img Organisation July 11, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent weekly hit by two bombs after threats from radical movement BangladeshAsia – Pacific Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage News Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Follow the news on Bangladesh May 19, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en center_img February 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the failure of the police to take any action in response to threats received by editor Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury prior to the bombing of his independent newspaper, the Weekly Blitz, in Dhaka on 5 July. Two bombs went off causing minor damage and no injuries, while two other unexploded devices were found inside the premises.“The death threats against Choudhury and his newspaper by Mufti Noor Hussain Noorani should have led to Noorani’s arrest and the deployment of protective measures, especially as this is one of the continent’s most dangerous countries for journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call for the immediate arrest of those responsible for the bombing, as well as police protection for the newspaper and its staff,” the organisation added.Noorani, who heads the radical movement Khatmey Nabuat (KNM), threatened Choudhury and the Weekly Blitz by telephone on 29 June after it ran an editorial criticising KNM’s attacks on the Muslim group Ahamdiyya. Choudhury reported the threats to the police, but the report was “mislaid” and no measures were taken to protect him.Choudhury advocates dialogue between religions and recognition of Israel. He is currently being tried on a charge of sedition, which carries the death penalty, for writing about the media’s role in the dialogue between Muslims and Jews and about the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh. His trial is to resume on 13 July. News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News BangladeshAsia – Pacific to go further February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

12 Jun

China: celebrity blogger gets 4 years in jail for criticizing Communist Party

first_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison March 12, 2021 Find out more May 27, 2020 China: celebrity blogger gets 4 years in jail for criticizing Communist Party ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedWomenInternetFreedom of expression RSF_en Receive email alerts to go further News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Beijing to release celebrity blogger Liu Yanli who was recently sentenced to a four-year prison term for publishing negative comments on Chinese leaders on social media. Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedWomenInternetFreedom of expression News News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Chinese celebrity blogger Liu Yanli, 45, was sentenced on April 24th to four years in prison by the Dongbao District Court in Jingmen city (Hubei province) on the charge of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”. In its verdict, the court considered that 28 articles posted by the blogger, which commented on Chinese President Xi Jinping, former premier Zhou Enlai and Chairman Mao Zedong, “insulted and attacked the Chinese Communist Party and its leaders”, “spread false information”, “maliciously speculated on hot topics in current affairs” and “created disturbances that damaged public order”.“Freedom of the press is a right enshrined in Article 35 of the Chinese constitution and Liu Yanli should never have been punished for commentating on political issues,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia bureau, who called on Beijing to “immediately free the blogger as well as all detained journalists and commentators in China”.Liu Yanli, a bank clerk turned celebrity writer and blogger, has received two awards related to freedom of expression: Independent Chinese PEN Center’s Lin Zhao Memorial Award in 2018 and Humanitarian China’s Yu Zhijian Memorial Award in 2019.Since 2016, Liu has been detained and released on multiple occasions, including a stay in “residential surveillance at a designated location” (RSDL), an official euphemism for incommunicado detention at one of China’s “black sites” where detainees are deprived from their rights and face the risk of being tortured. China ranks 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index.last_img read more

2 Jun

BBB: Digital spring cleaning: Simple steps to keep your online identity secure

first_img Twitter BBB: Digital spring cleaning: Simple steps to keep your online identity secure Facebook Pinterest Twitter BBB Scam TrackerDespite the recent cold snap across Texas, spring is in full swing, and there is a good chance that your weekend plans may include scrubbing baseboards or preparing for a garage sale. While clearing out clutter is an annual ritual for many households, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) have teamed up to remind all consumers to not forget about their digital clutter.This is becoming increasingly important, especially as data breaches become more common in our hyper-connected world. It’s only been six months since the breach at Equifax affected nearly 148 million Americans, exposing highly personal information like Social Security numbers. Even as recently as last week, there were several more high-profile data breaches against businesses like Under Armour and Best Buy.A good rule of thumb is to consistently keep a keen eye on all sensitive accounts like online banking, your credit cards and credit report. A recent survey by CreditCards.com indicates that half of Americans still have not checked their credit reports since the Equifax breach back in September.For those wanting to do a digital refresh, it is a relatively simple process. NCSA and BBB have identified our top, trouble-free tips and advice that everyone should follow beginning this spring and throughout the year.Keep a clean machine: Ensure all software on internet-connected devices — including PCs, smartphones and tablets — is up to date to reduce risk of infection from malware.Lock down your login: Your usernames and passwords are not enough to protect key accounts like email, banking and social media. Add extra layers of security like biometrics or a PIN. For example, a new scam, called porting, targets your smartphone by hijacking your phone number and using it to gain access to your personal accounts. One way to prevent this would be to call your service provider and set up an authentication number. This way, no changes can be made to your phone plan without putting in that authentication number, first.Own your online presence: Review the privacy and security settings on websites you use to be sure that they remain set to your comfort level for sharing. It’s OK to limit how and with whom you share information. This is especially important following the massive data sharing breach of Facebook by Cambridge Analytics, which affected around 87 million users.For more information on digital spring cleaning, head to BBB.org. To report a scam, go to BBB.org/scamtracker. Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleA SHARP LIFE: Ball meltdowns a thing of the past?Next articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tearing down monuments doesn’t change past admin Heather Massey is the Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in the Permian Basin. Check out www.bbb.org or call 563-1880. By admin – April 15, 2018 Local NewsBusinesslast_img read more

2 Jun

O’Charley’s Announces Special Valentine’s Day Meal for Two, Available February 12th to 14th

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusiness Pinterest TAGS  Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 O’Charley’s Announces Special Valentine’s Day Meal for Two, Available February 12th to 14th NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar, the classic American restaurant with 162 locations across 17 states, today announced a Valentine’s Day menu for two, perfect for couples looking for a special way to celebrate the O’ccasion. During Valentine’s Day Weekend (February 12 th -14 th ), O’Charley’s will be offering a special, limited time offer for an appetizer and two entrees for $39. For the appetizer, guests can choose from options including loaded potato skins, spicy jack cheese wedges or spinach & artichoke dip. Entrée choices include Louisiana sirloin, filet mignon with garlic butter, steak, ribs & tenders combo or cedar-planked salmon. For an additional $5, guests can upgrade their entrée to our new bone-in ribeye. As always, each entrée comes with two delectable sides. Along with this special celebratory meal deal, O’Charley’s has created two crafted cocktails for lovebirds wanting a Valentine’s Day-themed beverage alongside their meal. The Cupid’s Cocktail, a strawberry margarita for $5.99, and the Kentucky Kiss, a strawberry Old Fashioned for $7.99, are both available to dine-in customers. O’Charley’s is also offering $15 bottles of wine for the weekend. And for those with a sweet tooth, we hope you will satisfy those cravings with a brownie lover’s brownie for only $5.99. To sweeten the deal even more, those who dine in our O’Charley’s restaurants for Valentines’ weekend will receive $5 off their next online order before February 28 th. For anyone who prefers to stay home, the same $39 special meal deal is available on to-go orders through the O’Charley’s website. Wine and beer, along with margaritas, are available to-go where permitted. Whether staying in or dining out, let O’Charley’s provide a COVID-safe dining experience worth remembering this Valentine’s Day. About O’Charley’s O’Charley’s was born in Nashville, Tennessee and has served craveable American food and drinks inspired by their Southern roots since 1971. O’Charley’s operates more than 160 restaurants across the Southeast and Midwest. In addition to great food, good times and famous unsliceably soft rolls, O’Charley’s welcomes guests with genuine hospitality every time they walk through our doors or use our curbside delivery. To find an O’Charley’s location near you, please visit www.OCharleys.com. O’Charley’s is also on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005641/en/ CONTACT: Thomas Mulgrew @ 615.321.3110 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TENNESSEE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RETAIL RESTAURANT/BAR FOOD/BEVERAGE SOURCE: O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 01:30 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 01:31 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005641/en Facebook Previous articleSimplyBook.me Ltd. – Turning a Global Challenge into an OpportunityNext articleSherweb Executives Fontaine and Slater Named CRN Channel Chiefs For 2021 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more