Forget Bitcoin and buy-to-let! I’m targeting FTSE 100 growth stocks to retire early

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jonathan Smith | Thursday, 21st May, 2020 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’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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Jonathan Smith does not own shares in any firm mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Flutter Entertainment. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares An old friend of mine would always comment that in financial markets, volatility represents opportunity. By buying and selling on these occasions, you can enhance your profits as an investor. But when looking at three assets (Bitcoin, property and FTSE 100 growth stocks), one is a clear winner when it comes to where I’ll be investing.Ultimately, the aim from my investments is to generate enough profit to help me to retire early. This should allow me to spend more time reducing my golf handicap, along with other hobbies and pastimes. So what’s the best allocation to help me to do this?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…BitcoinBitcoin certainly has the ever-present volatility that my friend spoke of. Daily swings of 5% or higher are not uncommon. But investors should appreciate that generating profits for early retirement is something that takes years, and so short-term trading of Bitcoin doesn’t fall into this category. Further, those looking to invest in Bitcoin need to be aware of potential security risks linked to who they buy it through and how it’s stored. Buy-to-letFrom the short-term trading of Bitcoin, buy-to-let investing is at the other end of the scale. Rental yields can be in excess of dividend yields on stocks, with 7%+ not uncommon in some areas. But the long-term and illiquid nature of property investing makes it hard to justify a large investment, I feel. If you’re wanting to cash in and settle up for early retirement, it could take a year or more to sell a property. This doesn’t make it ideal.FTSE 100 growth stocksThis is where I think the true value lies. It combines a mix of the above two timelines, in that investing in a growth stock should be a plan for a few years. Growth stocks aren’t designed to be traded on a daily basis (and we certainly don’t advocate day-trading here at The Motley Fool). But they also don’t need to be held for multiple decades.Growth stocks are those the market believes have strong potential to see their share prices heading upwards. This is due to natural expansion, investing in new technology, or merging/acquiring businesses to move into new markets. Some good examples that I’d be looking at are Ocado and Flutter Entertainment. Ocado can be seen as a long-term rival to traditional supermarkets, while Flutter is a good example of expanding into new geographies.The reason these stocks can offer good value for someone like myself who wants to retire early is the long-term focus. Flutter was recently in the news regarding a merger with Stars Group. This should offer long-term benefits for both firms for years to come. So the potential growth in the share price is high as these types of firms are not only looking to maximise profit right now. A short-term determination to boost profits today can often damage the potential for larger profits in the future. The fact that Flutter is not taking this short-term approach should give investors confidence.So for a medium-term investment for retirement planning, FTSE 100 growth stocks seem the right balance to me when looking at the risk against reward for different assets. 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2 reasons why I’d start investing in FTSE 100 shares now to retire wealthy

first_img Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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. Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD Speaking of time to retirement… Enter Your Email Address 2 reasons why I’d start investing in FTSE 100 shares now to retire wealthy Because of the high level of choppiness in broader markets, many market participants have recently chosen to stay on the sidelines. We do not yet have a full end to the economic and health uncertainty brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Volatility can feel unnerving, especially if you are just getting started in investing in FTSE 100 shares.It is anyone’s guess what stocks may do in the coming weeks. Yet I believe the recent market crash, as well as any potential further declines, may create an opportunity, especially for long-term investors who may want to grow a nest egg to retire wealthy. History tells us that eventually economic slumps end and robust FTSE 100 shares go on to make new highs. 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…Therefore, I’d like to discuss two reasons why I believe new investors may want to review their long-term financial goals. The first reason is low interest rates. The second reason is that time is always on the side of the long-term investor. Let’s see how.Low interest rates may support FTSE 100 sharesBoth in the UK and many countries worldwide, interest rates are at all-time lows. The Bank of England (BoE) website details the progressive decline of interest rates over several decades. As you can see, 0.1% is historically low. Interest rates have an important effect on economic activity, the cost of borrowing, capital flows and retirement planning. According to legendary investor Warren Buffett, if rates and taxes stay low, stocks will likely beat bonds long term.You may regard buying bonds or keeping your money in cash as technically risk-free. However, that would mean free from downside risk. Yet, the risk of inflation potentially renders today’s pounds significantly less valuable in the long run.Many analysts would agree with Mr Buffett that with interest rates as low as they are, taking a raincheck on regular investing in FTSE 100 shares may indeed come with high opportunity costs. Historical data from our economy shows that low rates have bolstered stock prices over time.On top of that capital growth, robust dividends on offer by many FTSE 100 shares could be a good option for income investors. In 2019, the average dividend yield for the FTSE 100 was about 4.5%.Time is on your side If you want to retire wealthy, it is important to appreciate how your money could grow with compound interest over time to a surprisingly large amount. Let’s assume that you are now 30, with £5,000 in savings and that you plan to retire at age 65.You decide to invest that £5,000 in a fund now and make an additional £4,000 of contributions annually at the start of the year. You have 35 years to invest. The annual return is 6%, compounded once a year. At the end of 35 years, the total amount saved becomes £510,914.Saving £4,000 a year would mean being able to put aside around £333 a month or about £11 a day. Might you just be wondering if you should skip that next impulse purchase or cup of coffee?And if you were to increase the amount of annual contributions from £4,000 to £6,000, the total amount saved becomes £747,155. That would be the power of time and compound interest at work together.Making the right decisions in stock market investing is not necessarily about constantly picking winning shares and funds. Rather it is about having a long-term strategy.  Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Saturday, 18th July, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares tezcang 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. 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The Lions remain unchanged for the Third and deciding Test

first_img Same again, lads: Warren Gatland has gone for an unchanged 23 Warren Gatland has been able to name the first unchanged Lions side since 1993 as Steve Hansen has been forced into more changes LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Warren Gatland has had the luxury of being able to name the same 23 players who took part in the nail-biting 24-21 win over New Zealand in Wellington.It is the first time since 1993, that the Lions have been able to field an unchanged squad and shows the faith the Lions management has in their players. There were a few areas up for debate. Primarily at loosehead, where Mako Vunipola’s rush of blood to the head, which saw him pick up a yellow card, was thought to have put him in danger of dropping out of the side. However, Gatland has stuck with him, for his dynamism and the fact that his loss of control was out of character for the 47-Test Saracen.Intensity: Alun Wyn Jones will play his ninth consecutive Lions TestElsewhere, there were suggestions outside the camp, that Courtney Lawes, so impressive in his 20-minute cameo, may have snuck ahead of Alun Wyn Jones in the reckoning, but Gatland has again shown faith in the abrasive Welshman, who put in a huge physical shift in the Second Test, atoning for an indifferent display in the First Test. It will be the ninth successive Lions Test the Osprey will have featured in, having become only the seventh Lion to have registered wins against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.In the backrow, with the hugely impressive Sean O’Brien gaining a reprieve from the citing committee, he’s able to form a muscular and balanced backrow unit with Sam Warburton, and try-scorer from the Second Test, Taulupe Faletau.In the backline, Liam Williams appears to have shaken off some stiffness in his leg, which forced him to curtail training yesterday and Warren Gatland has again opted for the creativity offered by Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell, as opposed to the ballast Ben Te’o gives hurtling down the 10-12 channel.Passed fit: Liam Williams has shaken off some stiffness in his legSteve Hansen, is unable to have such luxury. With Sonny Bill Williams banned, in midfield, he’s put the human exocet, Ngani Laumape outside Anton Lienert-Brown, in an untested midfield partnership, and while Laumape is a handful going forward, he was exposed defensively in Wellington. The powerful Highlander Malakai Fekitoa has been parachuted straight onto the bench.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREWith Ben Smith suffering from concussion, Hansen has decided to give 20-year-old Hurricane, Jordie Barrett his first All Blacks start, and it will be interesting to see whether he is given kicking duties at Eden Park, with his big brother, Beauden, missing three kicks at the Westpac. With Barrett at 15, Israel Dagg reverts back to the right flank. On the opposite side, the All Blacks have the luxury of being able to call on Julian Savea who has crossed the whitewash on 46 occasions in his 53 appearances.center_img Safe pair of hands: Steve Hansen has picked Jordie Barrett for his first All Blacks startWith the locals in New Zealand describing it as the biggest Test on home soil since the 2011 Rugby World Cup final and thousands of Lions fans drifting into Auckland, the stakes couldn’t be much higher for both sides in what promises to be a classic.New Zealand v British & Irish Lions, 7.35pm (8.35am UK & Ireland), Eden Park, Auckland, Live on Sky Sports and TalkSportNew Zealand: Jordie Barrett; Israel Dagg, Anton Lienert-Brown, Ngani Laumape, Julian Savea; Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith; Joe Moody, Codie Taylor, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Sam Cane, Kieran ReadReps: Nathan Harris, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Scott Barrett, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Aaron Cruden, Malakai Fekitoa. Lions: Liam Williams; Anthony Watson, Jonathan Davies, Owen Farrell, Elliot Daly; Johnny Sexton , Conor Murray; Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Tadhg Furlong, Maro Itoje, Alun Wyn Jones, Sam Warburton (c), Sean O’Brien, Taulupe FaletauReps: Ken Owens, Jack McGrath, Kyle Sinckler, Courtney Lawes, CJ Stander, Rhys Webb, Ben Te’o, Jack Nowelllast_img read more

Holy Hikes ministry seeks God in nature by celebrating Eucharist…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Environment & Climate Change Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME May 8, 2018 at 1:37 pm The Abundant Table, a land based ministry in Ventura County, CA just north of Los Angeles invites all who are interested to join us for our monthly “Out in the Watershed” service. These services are part of our weekly Sunday evening Farm Church gatherings and take place every Second Sunday of the month, 4:30-6pm. Each outdoor service explores a different geographical part of the Ventura River Watershed and weaves together creation based readings, Biblical texts and reflection in a “travelling liturgy” form that concludes with the breaking of bread. 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Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Rev. Furman Buchanan celebrates Holy Eucharist on April 14 at Conestee Park in Greenville, South Carolina, during the inaugural hike of the Holy Hikes chapter based at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Photo: Holy Hikes Upper South Carolina, via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] The Blue Ridge Mountains have always been God’s country. Now they have a liturgy to match.“I call it giving credit where credit is due,” said Laura Snow Hawkins, founder of the Holy Hikes chapter in Greenville, South Carolina. “The woods, the nature, the creation — that’s God’s. That’s God’s handiwork.”Hawkins is a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, which is sponsoring the Holy Hikes chapter, one of about a half dozen chapters (and counting) around the country modeled after the original Holy Hikes in Northern California. The Upper South Carolina Holy Hikes held its first official hike on April 14 at Conestee Park in Greenville.The concept is simple and could be described as Holy Eucharist in the wilderness. Most hikes are short, easy loops that people of all abilities can join, and the leader, typically a priest, presides over an Episcopal liturgy along the trail, complete with hymns, readings, prayer and communion spaced out along the hike route.“It’s kind of a stational Eucharist,” said the Rev. Justin Cannon, Holy Hikes’ founder and the rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in San Leandro, California. He received $5,000 this year through a Stewardship of Creation grant from the Episcopal Church to help expand the reach of the hiking ministry as it sets up new chapters like the one in Greenville.“For me, the Earth is our home. We are connected to the wind, to the water, to the creatures, to the sun,” Cannon said. “Our life, and therefore our life in Christ, and everything we do spiritually and secularly has its roots in the Earth, so this is really for me about honoring that relationship, reconnecting with our home and rebuilding communion with the Earth.”Hawkins has felt a love of the outdoors since childhood hikes with her family and their camping outings in western Pennsylvania. As an adult, she found natural beauty all around her in South Carolina’s mountain region, but Hawkins hadn’t thought of the liturgical potential of those surroundings until an August 2016 church hike in DuPont State Recreational Forest just across the border in North Carolina.That hike was a one-time outing organized by the Rev. Dorian Del Priore, who was assistant rector of St. Peter’s at the time. He led the hike, celebrated Eucharist and spoke of care of creation. “It was just awesome,” Hawkins said, and responding to her interest, Del Priore told her about Cannon’s Holy Hikes ministry.Holy Hikes, while inspiring similar ministries around the country, was itself inspired by an earlier ministry called Worship in the Wilderness that was led by the Rev. Jon Anderson in Santa Fe, New Mexico. While Cannon was attending seminary, he received a grant to spend summer 2008 exploring the connections between his faith and his love of the outdoors, and that exploration included experiencing Worship in the Wilderness first hand.Anderson called it “liturgical hiking.” To bring church outside, he organized monthly gatherings to celebrate Holy Eucharist in natural settings in and around Santa Fe. The experience spoke deeply to the connection Cannon felt between the Earth and his Christian spirituality.Worship in the Wilderness ended in November 2011 when Anderson left Santa Fe for a new call. By then, Cannon was already following in Anderson’s footsteps, launching Holy Hikes in 2010 as he began diocesan ministry.The Rev. Justin Cannon presides at Holy Eucharist on one of the Holy Hikes outings of the original chapter in the San Francisco area. Photo: Holy HikesAt each call, Cannon has asked his parish to sponsor Holy Hikes, and it now is a ministry of All Saints. Cannon tries to design the monthly hikes to be as accessible as possible, including for children and people with handicaps. Most are led by Cannon, though California Bishop Marc Andrus, wearing jeans and carrying a crozier, has been known to join the group and preside over the Holy Eucharist on some hikes.And while the hikes average about a dozen participants, some have drawn as many as 40. At the beginning of each, the hikers are asked to say where they are from and what congregation, if any. Some have been invited by friends, adding a light evangelical element to the hikes.“I think people are more prone to bring their friends on a Holy Hike than they are to a church,” Cannon said.Worshipers walk the labyrinth at Lands End in San Francisco during a Holy Hike service. Photo: Holy HikesSan Francisco’s Lands End in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a favorite destination among Holy Hikers because it is close to the ocean. The group hikes out a mile and a quarter to a stone labyrinth overlooking the waves and surf.“It’s just breathtaking,” Cannon said.One of the unique aspects of Holy Hikes is the sermon: silence. Instead of a preacher addressing the congregation, the hikers are encouraged to wander quietly for 10 to 20 minutes so they can experience nature and let God speak to them through the trees, flowers, animals, rocks or waterfalls.“I just tell people, here is the Earth, and God’s spirit is above and through all God’s creation. … May this be a time for the Earth to speak to you and minister to you,” Cannon said. After the group comes back together, everyone is encouraged to share some of their “silence sermons.”“That’s my favorite part,” he said. “It’s always amazing to hear from people what their experience of that hike is.”It’s an experience that can be felt anywhere, which is why Cannon has been helping other Episcopalians start their own monthly hiking groups in places like northern Wisconsin, central Pennsylvania, northeast Ohio, southern Indiana, Vermont and West Virginia.Hawkins’ chapter in South Carolina is the newest. Its first Holy Hike last month was led by the Rev. Furman Buchanan and drew two dozen participants. The next is planned for May 19 at Paris Mountain State Park.Hawkins was raised Methodist, and her husband was Baptist. Several years ago, they began looking for a new congregation to call their own and found a home in the Episcopal Church, partly because of its emphasis on preserving God’s creation, she said.After working for a couple years in Key West, Florida, Hawkins settled with her husband in Greenville, and in February 2017 she retired from her customer service job at Southwest Airlines to spend more time pursuing her interest in the outdoors and outdoor education.The time was right for her to start a local Holy Hikes chapter.Cannon helped Hawkins step by step with details like picking liturgies, getting approval from the vestry and setting up a Facebook page for the chapter. “I couldn’t have done it without him,” she said.Two dozen people joined the inaugural hike of Holy Hikes Upper South Carolina in Greenville. Photo: Holy Hikes Upper South Carolina, via Facebook.Now that her chapter’s hikes have begun, Hawkins’ voice readily conveys her excitement about the ministry. Like Cannon, she appreciates how it combines her twin passions for faith and nature.“When I’m outside I can truly see the majesty and the amazement of God out there the creation,” Hawkins said. In something as common as the variety and complexity of the wildflowers on the trail, “I see and feel the presence of God.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Shreveport, LA Holy Hikes ministry seeks God in nature by celebrating Eucharist one footstep at a time Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (1) Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

Michael Gilbert shares 12 common ways to fail at email

first_imgMichael Gilbert shares 12 common ways to fail at email  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Michael Gilbert, publisher of Nonprofit Online News and author of The Gilbert Email Manifesto to nonprofits, has published “Twelve Ways To Fail at Email” based on the most common failures he has observed talking to and working with nonprofits.His list of the top 12 includes issues such as not collecting email addresses; investing more in their website than in email; not acting upon the profile, preferences or behaviours of stakeholders; and not responding to email.These might sound obvious but Gilbert’s analysis makes this list particularly useful. He starts his article by recommending how to use it, encouraging readers to rank them according to which ones are having the most damaging impact on your current online communication, and which ones, if you were to tackle them, would meet with the least resistance. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 19 July 2006 | News This article was first published in Gilbert’s The Basics of Nonprofit Email, and later in The Guide to Nonprofit Email (February 2006), but this is the first time the article has been published at no charge. 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

The “new Zimbabwe” needs concrete action, RSF tells Mnangagwa

first_imgSince Mnangagwa, Mugabe’s former right-hand man, seized power nine months ago, press freedom violations have declined but there are still too many cases of violence against journalists and at least four reporters were physically attacked the day after the 31 July general elections. Those responsible for the violence include members of the security forces, political party activists and sometimes even senior government officials, as RSF noted in June, when a government minister threatened to beat a journalist during a live broadcast from radio SFM’s studio. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 12, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Read the letter to President Mnangagwa here Related documents rsfs_open_letter_to_president_mnangagwa.pdfPDF – 64.41 KB News RSF also urges Mnangagwa to overhaul legislation that oppresses journalists, transform the state-owned media into public service media and open up broadcasting to private sector entrepreneurs and journalists from outside the government’s immediate circle. News Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks during the Defence Forces Day celebrations held at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on August 14, 2018. Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Reports September 1, 2020 Find out more ZimbabweAfrica Protecting journalists ImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression The letter calls on President Mnangagwa, who often refers to “democracy,” to end the impunity that those responsible for violence against journalists and media outlets enjoyed under the regime led by his predecessor, Robert Mugabe, regarded by RSF as one of Africa’s worst predators of press freedom. Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell September 3, 2018 The “new Zimbabwe” needs concrete action, RSF tells Mnangagwa News RSF_en Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Zimbabwe In an open letter to Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in the wake of his swearing-in ceremony on 26 August, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has asked him to translate his promises of press freedom into concrete action. Help by sharing this information ZimbabweAfrica Protecting journalists ImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression last_img read more

Tébessa-based reporter gets six months in prison

first_img Receive email alerts to go further July 17, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tébessa-based reporter gets six months in prison News RSF_en News April 29, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Newscenter_img News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria May 12, 2021 Find out more Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Reporters Without Borders condemns the six-month jail sentence that a court in Tébessa (460 km east of Algiers) passed yesterday on Rabah Lamouchi, the local correspondent of the national Arabic-language daily Ennahar, on charges of lacking press accreditation and defamation. Lamouchi has been held since his arrest on 9 June. “These are trumped-up charges,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In the absence of a national press card, it is the news media, not the Algerian authorities, who issue press accreditation to their own employees. In this case, the authorities are clearly trying to suppress information that Lamouchi has been reporting in his articles.”Ennahar editor Anis Rahmani told Reporters Without Borders: “This is a case of an abuse by local judicial authorities that undermines press freedom in Algeria. If Lamouchi had not had our newspaper’s accreditation, we would have had to sue him for impersonation.”Rahmani added: “This is the first time that a journalist has been detained before his trial, before a court decided whether or not he was guilty. There is no doubt that the Tébessa district security chief was behind this sentence.”———-10 June 2009 – National daily’s correspondent detained in eastern cityReporters Without Borders is alarmed by yesterday’s arrest of Rabah Lamouchi, the national Arabic-language daily Ennahar’s correspondent in Tebessa (460 km east of Algiers), on the grounds that he was not officially accredited by the newspaper. This is denied by its editor, who told Reporters Without Borders it was just pretext. Another Ennahar correspondent was held for three days last month.“This case is disturbing because an Algerian judge is attacking a national daily regarded as pro-government,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The allegation that its correspondent lacks accreditation is just an excuse for intimidating the staff and silencing reporters who write about the corrupt practices of local officials. We call for his release.”After being arrested at his home yesterday morning by members of the national gendarmerie, Lamouchi was interrogated by the head of the Tebessa criminal investigation department. A judicial detention order was finally issued yesterday evening.“We were all surprised by this,” Ennahar editor Anis Rahmani told Reporters Without Borders. “It is a dangerous way to proceed, and threatens the healthy climate prevailing in the national press. Whenever our correspondents report allegations of fraud or local criminal practices, the courts intervene and try to silence journalists who are just doing their work. This case is a ploy, a sham.”Jamel Bourdiz, Ennahar’s correspondent in Skikda (300 km east of Algiers), was also the target of intimidation by local police and judicial authorities at the end of last month. He was arrested on 26 May and spent three days in custody while the police supposedly investigated an alleged case of embezzlement. May 18, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Algerialast_img read more

Naizghi Kiflu, the dictatorship’s eminence grise

first_img RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today released a report on the career of Naizghi Kiflu, an adviser to the president of one of the world’s most repressive countries and currently its local government minister, who as information minister supervised the round-ups of government opponents and pro-reform journalists in September 2001.According to a former ruling party member interviewed by Reporters Without Borders, Naizghi did the government’s “dirty work” for more than 30 years. Yet nowadays he lives in London, has a permit to reside indefinitely in Britain, and receives treatment for a chronic condition free of charge at a public hospital. The report explains that, as a result of an Eritrean human rights activist’s complaint, the British police have since 2005 been carrying out a politically-charged investigation into allegations that he was responsible for torture. But the evidence gathered so far has been deemed insufficient to take him to court.The report contains hitherto unpublished revelations by Naizghi’s victims and former subordinates. It also explains how the Eritrean government uses the country’s diaspora to maintain its control over the population. Reporters Without Borders believes that the fact that one of the regime’s barons and a key figure in its repressive system is living in Europe despite his continuing political activities raises questions for democratic governments that are supposed protect the political refugees to whom it grants asylum.The report concludes with recommendations for the European Union and countries with a sizable Eritrean exile population. Aside from demanding the release of political prisoners, Reporters Without Borders thinks the least that the EU and leading democracies can do is to refuse to issue visas to members of the Eritrean government and other leading Eritrean officials until the repression ends. RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision Organisation Reports May 21, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Naizghi Kiflu, the dictatorship’s eminence grise October 27, 2020 Find out more Related documents Download the full reportPDF – 583.35 KB EritreaAfrica Follow the news on Eritrea Help by sharing this information EritreaAfrica center_img January 13, 2021 Find out more News to go further Receive email alerts April 14, 2021 Find out more Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case News Reports Reporters Without Borders today released a report on the career of Naizghi Kiflu, an adviser to the president of one of the world’s most repressive countries and currently its local government minister, who as information minister supervised the round-ups of government opponents and pro-reform journalists in September 2001. Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home?last_img read more

California day care worker gave children Melatonin to ‘help them sleep’: Officials

first_imgScharvik/iStock(BONITA, Calif.) — An in-home day care facility in California was issued a citation after authorities learned one of the workers administered Melatonin to the children “to help them sleep,” officials said.The Brenda Saucedo Family Child Care, located in Bonita, was issued a type A citation, Adam Weintraub, spokesman for the California Department of Social Services, told ABC News on Tuesday. That citation is considered the “most serious” because it involves an immediate threat to the health, safety, or personal rights of children in care, Weintraub said.The day care worker in question, who was not identified, allegedly admitted to administering the hormone to help children sleep and Melatonin was found on the premises, according to Weintraub.Melatonin is naturally found in the body and is most commonly used to treat insomnia and sleeping conditions. It is listed as “possibly safe” for children when taken by mouth for a short period of time, but “should be reserved for children with a medical need.”A criminal investigation is underway, according to ABC San Diego affiliate KGTV. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department did not respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Weintraub said he could not comment on an existing investigation, but noted that “in general, when you have a serious allegation like this, that directly infringes on the rights of children in care, it would not be unusual for us to increase our inspections and enforcement oversight.”The day care center declined to comment and referred ABC News to Weintraub.A mother whose 6-year-old son was one of the children allegedly given Melatonin said she felt “angry” and “betrayed” after learning of the incident in early August.“How dare you give my kid something without telling me without my acknowledgement … you don’t have the right,” Vanessa Cherry told KGTV.Her son, Julius, told the station that he had been handed a red drink with white flakes in it before nap time.“I thought it was Gatorade but it didn’t taste like Gatorade,” Julius said. “They told me to lie down, and I fell right asleep.”He told his family about the drink when he got home.Social Services and the Bonita facility will soon hold a follow-up conference and make sure there are not patterns of violations. The day care worker agreed that she would no longer administer Melatonin, would view training materials and complete a report on that training, according to Weintraub.The facility has also previously been issued two other citations, both classified as B, meaning there was a potential for threat but not an immediate one, but social services did not give any details of those citations.  Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Police plead guilty over ethnic recruitment

first_img Comments are closed. Police plead guilty over ethnic recruitmentOn 23 Jan 2001 in Police, Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article The Metropolitan Police artificially boosted the number ofnon-white officers serving on the force in figures submitted to the HomeOffice.Figures for visible ethnic minority recruitment wereincreased after officers who would previously have been considered white werereclassified.Statistics released by the force last year appeared to showit had recruited an additional 218 non-white officers in six months, bringingits total to 1,227.But the increase included 214 officers who describedthemselves as “white Irish” and “other whites” as members of visible ethnicminorities.The Home Office revealed that without the inclusion of thebogus figures the Metropolitan police would have seen a drop in non-whiteofficers in the six months to September 2000.After the Stephen Lawrence inquiry report in 1999 HomeSecretary Jack Straw set police a target of increasing the number of non-whitesto 8,265 by 2009. The current figure is under 3,000.A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police denied thesubmission of the inaccurate figures was an attempt to massage the figures. Headded, “It was an error made by a member of staff. We want to be as open aspossible and as soon as the error was discovered we held up our hands to themistake.”last_img read more