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I’d still buy Scottish Mortgage after its 25% drop, but with this proviso

first_img See all posts by Harvey Jones I’ve been a huge fan of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LSE: SMT) for years. Yet lately I have taken to warning readers that it may be riskier than they think, and they should reassess its place in their portfolio. With the trust falling by around a quarter in recent weeks, I’m glad I did.What I originally saw as a diversified global investment trust had become heavily concentrated in the US. At one point almost three-quarters of Scottish Mortgage was invested in the States, with a large weighting towards technology. That largely explains its success, given that US tech has been the world’s top sector for the last decade.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…My worry was that many investors did not realise that this was the case. They might then unwittingly double up on the sector by buying a specific US tech fund as well, or investing directly in the trust’s top holdings such as Tesla, Amazon and Microsoft.A US tech playThis would leave them overexposed to a correction, which had to come at some point, given Scottish Mortgage’s astonishing outperformance. Nothing that good can last forever.My other concern was that the trust has done so well, that it could single-handedly unbalance a portfolio. Measured over 10 years, the Scottish Mortgage share price has grown an incredible 895.3%, against just 188.2% for its benchmark, the FTSE All World Index. Some investors like to rebalance, by selling some of their winners. Many will have let the money roll, and become overexposed.As a rule, I don’t like any single investment to make up more than 10% or 15% of my portfolio, at most.Success has turned Scottish Mortgage into a mighty behemoth. It is by far the UK’s largest investment trust, with a market cap of £19.3bn. This means a lot of investors will be hurting after the recent share price dip.They won’t be hurting that much, though. Despite recent turbulence, it still trades 117% higher than one year ago.I’d still buy Scottish MortgageThe main reason Scottish Mortgage fell back is wider concerns about the tech sector and growth stocks generally, as bond yields and inflation rise. Until recently, Tesla was the trust’s biggest holding, making up an incredible 10% of the fund. The Tesla share price has fallen by around a quarter as well in recent weeks. A coincidence? Not so much.Scottish Mortgage remains heavily weighted to tech and other disruptive technologies. Chinese net giant Tencent Holdings is now its biggest holding, followed by life science company Illumina, Microsoft, Tesla, Chinese electric car maker NIO and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.I would still buy Scottish Mortgage. Its track record is second to none. Managers James Anderson and Tom Slater have done an incredible job. The recent fallback could be a buying opportunity.However, I would first examine my own portfolio, to see whether it fits. If I already had too much exposure to disruptive tech, I would tread carefully. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! I’d still buy Scottish Mortgage after its 25% drop, but with this proviso I’d also consider this opportunity. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Canyons do Lago House / Mutabile Arquitetura

first_imgphotographs:  Carlos DiasPhotographs:  Carlos Dias+ 35 Share “COPY” Houses Year:  Projects Canyons do Lago House / Mutabile ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveCanyons do Lago House / Mutabile ArquiteturaSave this picture!© Carlos DiasHouses•Capitólio, Brazil Copy Collaborators:Clarice LacerdaContractor:Djamilto LourençoDesign Team:Gabriel Souza, Isabel Brant, Priscila MusaCity:CapitólioCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Carlos DiasRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. The house is located on the edge of Lake Furnas. The house was located in a manner that provides a view of the lake in all rooms and environments. The visual integration between social space and privacy in the intimate area guided all the solutions. The circulation areas are always marked by overhead lighting.The house was sectored into three sectors: social area, room for the family area and guests area.Save this picture!The social area is accessed by a ramp and have full view of the Furnas Lake. It features an indoor pool with overhead doors in metal and glass structure comprising a living room with Cumaru wood decking, terrace and outdoor areas, BBQ and circulation with overhead lighting pergola in metal structure.Save this picture!© Carlos DiasThe pool advances to the outdoor area, creating a infinite view to the Lake.Walls on Slabs rough stone type and a Cumaru Wood pergola demarcate the winter garden pergola. That solution separate this area from the TV room. A social area has two washrooms support. The kitchen is also fully integrated with the dining room and can also be closed with Ipe wood´s gates.Save this picture!© Carlos DiasThe internal staircase leads to the billiard room and bar, which has a glass display into the pool. The external staircase leads the resident to the sauna. All these areas have also overlooks the lake.Next to the social area, the service area has employees room, deposit and laundry.Save this picture!© Carlos DiasThe six suites are divided into two areas with three bedrooms each. Both have the same features, with circulation arear with walls made of crude Slabs and overhead lighting. The users can also enter the bedrooms from the front of the house, by doors conected with the deck made of Cumaru wood.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessMoleskine Livescribe Notebooks: Analog and Digital Together at LastArchitecture NewsPies Descalzos School / Giancarlo MazzantiSelected Projects Share Area:  569 m² Area:  569 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily 2012center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/542870/canyons-do-lago-house-mutabile-arquitetura Clipboard Brazil Architects: Mutabile Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project 2012 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/542870/canyons-do-lago-house-mutabile-arquitetura Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMutabile ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCapitólioHousesBrazilPublished on September 06, 2014Cite: “Canyons do Lago House / Mutabile Arquitetura” 06 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Read commentsSave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 “COPY” Canyons do Lago House / Mutabile Arquiteturalast_img read more

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S&D House / La Errería

first_imgArchDaily Projects Architects: La Errería Area Area of this architecture project Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937278/s-and-d-house-la-erreria Clipboard Area:  295 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architect: Save this picture!© David Frutos+ 20Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937278/s-and-d-house-la-erreria Clipboard S&D House / La ErreríaSave this projectSaveS&D House / La Errería Photographs “COPY” Year:  Manufacturers: AutoDesk, B&B Italia, Cortizo, Finsa, Flos, Knauf, Linea Light Group, Stua, Tribu, Weber, Adobe, CARL & HANSEN 2018 Photographs:  David Frutos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project S&D House / La Errería “COPY” CopyApartments•Novelda, Spain Carlos Sánchez García, Luis Navarro Jover Clients:Sonia&DavidEngineering:Ramqui engineering & illuminationCity:NoveldaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David FrutosRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsLunawoodLunawood Thermowood Façade and Decking in Project ÖResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Savings and dreams are deposited in the houses. In them, the fears and the illusions of the human beings are visible. The house is, at the same time, the great aspiration of a family and also the great investment of a life.Save this picture!© David FrutosSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© David FrutosIn the end, the decision to buy or build a house is an apparently rational decision, but also an emotional one, and the attraction of making it special and enjoyable is a great bet, a risk that we should all be aware of.Save this picture!© David FrutosSave this picture!DetailSave this picture!© David FrutosThat ‘risk’ is what makes us feel comfortable. Indecisive between the intimate and the public, this house combines a kind of laboratory of forms in which concrete plays its specific role giving the body and the structure to the house in order to accomplish the programmatic statement expressed by our clients.Save this picture!© David FrutosSave this picture!© David FrutosDoes it want to be a message? Perhaps, but it is, from its function as a house, where it wants to settle in this uncertain world, reminding its inhabitants that all adventure requires risk.Save this picture!© David FrutosProject gallerySee allShow less”Design is Not Neutral”: Alberto Salvatore on Building for Healthier Cities and Well…InterviewsLEGO Campus / C.F. Møller ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:03660 Novelda, Alicante, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments CopyAbout this officeLa ErreríaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsNoveldaSpainPublished on April 21, 2020Cite: “S&D House / La Errería” [Casa S&D / La Errería] 21 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?西班牙狭长住宅,拥抱生活‘冒险感’ / La Errería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

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Mud is not so mad for Marie Curie

first_img Tagged with: fundraising events Northern Ireland 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. Advertisement  75 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 9 December 2015 | News Mud is not so mad for Marie Curie  74 total views,  1 views today McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes has raised £46,000 this year for Marie Curie through a series of action-packed outdoor events.The Northern Ireland McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness events take place twice yearly, and see both children and adult participants making their way through a series of muddy obstacles.Registration is now open for next year’s events which will see McVitie’s hold four events across two days in April, with two McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes Mini Mud Madness for the under 16s taking place on 16th April, and two further events on 17th April for those over 16. Participants have to walk, run, fall, wade and dive through a range of muddy obstacles.Anne Hannon, partnership manager at Marie Curie said:“Fundraising is a constant challenge for organisations like Marie Curie, but this is one of the most fun and unique ways to make a difference. This is a fantastic day out that’s talked about months before it takes place, and for a long time afterwards by the competitors who take part year after year.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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The government shuts down blog in climate of growing religious intolerance

first_imgNews November 23, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The government shuts down blog in climate of growing religious intolerance RSF seeks press freedom pledges from Maldives presidential candidates Follow the news on Maldives RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure on 19 November of the blog run by Ismail Khilath “Hilath” Rasheed (www.hilath.com) by the Communications Authority of Maldives on the orders of the Islamic affairs ministry, on the grounds that it contained anti-Islamic material.”The increase in acts of religious intolerance is a threat to the Maldives’ young democracy”, the press freedom organization said. “Incidents involving media workers are rare but that is only because most of them prefer to censor themselves and stay away from subjects relating to Islam, unlike Ismail Khilath Rasheed.””We request the immediate reopening of his blog. The government should not give in to the fanatical minority but must do all it can to ensure the media are free to tackle any subjects they choose. The Religious Unity Act should be changed to allow this.” Help by sharing this information July 15, 2020 Find out more September 12, 2018 Find out more News MaldivesAsia – Pacific Cached pages of Rasheed’s blog can still be accessed via Google. Screen shots of the cached pages and some articles are available below. Newscenter_img Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalist RSF calls for open trial of Maldivian blogger’s accused murderers to go further Receive email alerts Related documents Article published on November 1st, 2011PDF – 69.92 KBArticle published on May 15th, 2010PDF – 108.4 KB News Organisation MaldivesAsia – Pacific Rasheed received anonymous death threats via the Internet in March last year.There are harsh penalties for blasphemy under Maldivian law and in September the government toughened the 1994 Religious Unity Act. The law bans the media from circulating any material that “humiliates Allah, his prophets, the Koran, the Sunnah or the Islamic faith”. The publication of material about beliefs other than Sunni Islam, the state religion, is punishable by between two and five years’ imprisonment.The Maldives is ranked 52nd out of 178 countries in the world press freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Border in 2010. According to Rasheed, the Islamic affairs ministry had his blog in its sights because he is a Sufi Muslim, not a Sunni like most Maldivians, and has always been highly critical of religious fundamentalism. He said his blog, the first to be shut down since January 2009, is just the fist victim of an impending crackdown by the conservative fringe in charge of the Islamic affairs ministry. The blogger intends to bring his case to court, since a website shut by the government can only be reopened by a court order. April 23, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

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Who killed Amir Nawab Khan and Allah Noor Wazir in South Waziristan?

first_img Related documents Browse the report “Who killed Amir Nawab Khan and Allah Noor Wazir in South Waziristan?”PDF – 733.99 KB June 2, 2021 Find out more The 7 February fatal shooting of two reporters in Wana (in the north-western Tribal Area of South Waziristan) was claimed 10 days later by an unknown group calling itself Sipah-e-Islam (Soldiers of Islam). In a fax sent to The News, an English-language daily, the group said: “We take responsibility for the murder of the two journalists in South Waziristan last week (…) Some journalists were in the process of working for Christians (…) They are used as tools in the negative propaganda of the Christians against the Muslim mujahideen (…) As well as killing two journalists, we mujahideen killed American spies.” The communiqué was signed by Ahmed Farooqi, a name not known to journalists who specialize in covering Pakistani jihadist groups. The BBC correspondent Rahimullah Yousafzai in Peshawar, for example, said he had never heard of Sipah-e-Islam and thought it would be very hard to verify if it really existed.The claim supported the position taken by senior officials, including the federal interior minister, who said within hours of the attack that it was an act of terrorism aimed at sabotaging the government’s efforts to pacify the Tribal Areas. North West Frontier Province governor Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah, for his part, said the “miscreants could be foreigners or nationals” and that the government would “eliminate” them with the help of the tribal groups.The authorities singled out Taliban warlord and Taliban commander Abdullah Mehsud, who opposed any peace accord with the army and who forcefully rejected any reconciliation with his former mentor, Baitullah Mehsud and the Pakistani government. He was the ideal suspect but he quickly denied any involvement in the shooting. In a 9 February phone call to the correspondents of the BBC World Service and Daily Times in Peshawar, he said his group had nothing to do with the killings: “The government committed this murder in order to accuse me (…) What I do, I take responsibility for it immediately.” In the course of the call, he threatened the BBC correspondent with reprisals if he did not publish the entire interview.A shooting in the centre of WanaReporters Without Borders spoke to one of the 10 journalists who was in the van that was targeted in the 7 February attack. He said: “We were in the town of Wana near the public hospital at around 7:30 p.m. when a white car overtook our van. Two men sitting one behind the other opened fire on us with AK-47 assault rifles. The shooting took place less than 60 metres from the tribal militia building. They didn’t move to stop the attackers (…) Noor’s skull exploded while Nawab was hit in the base of the neck. They fired around 60 rounds. Each of them emptied his clip with the aim of killing. After they had finished their job, they did not speed away. They left slowly.” This survivor added: “We called for help. Students and members of the tribal militia ran over. They took one of the injured, AFP correspondent Anwar Shakir, to the public hospital where he underwent an operation for a stomach wound.”The two fatal victims were Amir Nawab Khan, who was a cameraman with the international TV news agency APTN and a reporter with the Pakistani daily The Frontier Post, and Allah Noor Wazir, a reporter with the privately-owned Pakistani television station Khyber TV, the Lahore-based daily The Nation and the German news agency DPA. They were killed at the heart of what a local journalist called Wana’s “green zone,” in an allusion to the highly-protected central part of Baghdad. A strategic town a few kilometres from the Afghan border, Wana is the Pakistani army’s centre of operations in its campaign against Taliban and Al-Qaeda groups. The shooting took place about 100 metres from the army’s regional headquarters, and opposite official buildings protected by security forces.The van carrying the journalists was not clearly marked as a press vehicle. It had been provided by the Tribal Area administration so they could attend the surrender of Baitullah Mehsud, one of the Taliban commanders. But the authorities had not laid on any special protection for the press. Still, a local source pointed out that, by providing them with a vehicle, the authorities were helping the press for the first time and that from March 2004 until then they had done nothing but hinder the right to information.Reporters Without Borders has learned that no suspect was stopped at any of the military checkpoints around Wana although an alert was quickly issued by the security forces. The authorities later said paramilitaries combed the area in a search for the two killers but no arrests were ever announced.Within the Pakistani government there seem to be differences about the presumed motive for the attack. While the military have loudly declared it to be a terrorist act, the civilian authorities said in a one of their Daily Situation Report that it was linked to personal quarrels.Fear takes hold in the Tribal AreasThe offensive by an international military coalition against the Taliban regime in Kabul at the end of 2001 put the journalists in Pakistan’s federally-administered Tribal Areas at the centre of the news. After years of isolation and fight against the authoritarian attitudes of Islamabad’s representatives and inter-tribal vendettas, around 100 professional journalists – most of them members of the Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ) – found themselves being recruited by the Pakistani and international press.Osama Bin Laden’s alleged presence in the Tribal Areas and the Pakistani military offensive of March 2004 put these relatively inexperienced journalists at the heart of international coverage of the war against terrorism. Journalists in the Tribal Areas, many of them now working for more than one news media, had to face new obstacles. The Pakistani army imposed a strict news blackout that cut South Waziristan off from the rest of the world for months. Thanks to its military success, the military government at the end of 2004 began to feel able to invite journalists to cover warlord surrender ceremonies or visit areas recovered from Taliban groups.The murder of Khan and Wazir, members of the Ahmadzai Wazir tribe who were known for taking a leading role in the past three years, has shaken this community of brave and seasoned journalists to the core. Both had been detained or otherwise prevented from working several times since March 2004. Wazir’s editor at the Pashto-language Khyber Television described him as “very active and always ready to use his initiative.” The video footage shot by Khan was often used by APTN for its reports on the Pakistani army’s offensive against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.Their deaths has revived fear within the press community in the Tribal Areas. Since March 2003, the journalists there have been used army restrictions and threats from jihadist armed groups, but they have had to face a new, violent and invisible threat since 7 February.A journalist in Wana who works for a Pakistani newspaper and an international radio station told Reporters Without Borders that he and around 20 other Wana-based journalists adopted additional security measures on 9 February. “We go home earlier and we limit our movements in order to avoid these mysterious killers,” he said on condition of anonymity. “It is hard to explain the feeling of fear in which we live. We don’t open the door after nightfall. Many of us are thinking of leaving Wana for Tank, Dera Ismail Khan or Peshawar.”TUJ president Sailab Mehsud was categorical: “I fear that there will be new attacks if the killers of Amir Nawab and Allah Noor get away with it.”Journalists under threat from the TalibanJournalists in the Tribal Areas and Peshawar told Reporters Without Borders that jihadists often harass them if they do not like their work or the terms used in reports about them. “The warlords threaten me with reprisals if I do not report everything they say,” the correspondent for a national daily based in Peshawar said. “They do not understand how the modern press operates. They want to be glorified and want us to write long articles about them.”The threats have continued as Taliban chiefs surrendered. A journalist in Dera Ismail Khan (a district in south of Peshawar) said: “I wrote that Baitullah signed the peace accord but the newspaper ran a headline saying he had surrendered. Since then I’ve been scared because I don’t know how they may react.” A journalist in Wana recently received a visit from Taliban jihadist militants who were dissatisfied with his articles. “Be careful next time,” they said.On 8 February, the TUJ president appealed to Pakistani editors to try to reduce the risks for them: “Please do not use the word surrender for armed militants. Avoid words that will anger them.”Who benefits from the murders?The 7 February shooting followed a series of targeted murders which observers blamed on the most radical jihadists. In an article headlined “Psy warfare by Wana militants,” The Friday Times correspondent in Peshawar, Iqbal Khattak, wrote: “While the military offensive has smashed the strongholds of Al Qaeda (…) the militants (…) have changed their retaliation strategy by targeting government employees (…). The strategy seems to have had the desired effect on tribal elders, journalists and government employees.” Was the attack on the journalists part of a new stage in this policy of terror waged by increasingly marginalised jihadist groups? While a personal or tribal dispute cannot be entirely ruled out, most of the Pakistanis questioned by Reporters Without Borders were convinced that it was a premeditated and orchestrated attacked aimed at intimidating the press.No one has publicly accused the security forces, but the ease with which the killers eluded the investigations of an army on a war footing has raised questions.For religious or security reasons, the militants often take journalists to task for filming or photographing them. The US news agency, Associated Press, reported on 8 February that the Taliban attending Baitullah Mehsud’s surrender ceremony some 80 km from Wana became irate about the use of cameras and video cameras by journalists. But would this irritation have been sufficient to have led to this kind of reprisal? Promises to investigateLt. Gen. Safdar Hussain, the head of military operations in South Waziristan, promised a TUJ delegation on 12 February that the killers would be arrested. He also promised that 3,000 euros would be given to the families of the slain reporters and said the army had undertaken to support the press in the Tribal Areas.Two days before that, Lt. Gen. Safdar Hussain told a delegation of tribal chiefs and religious leaders from Wana that “the government is analysing all the aspects of the murder of the journalists in order to know if they were targeted because of their work, personal quarrels or old enmities.”As the two murdered journalists were TUJ members, the union has gone to great pains to seek justice for them. Its president, Mehsud, went to Islamabad and Peshawar to meet officials. “The killers will be brought to justice,” he has repeatedly been promised.Reporters Without Borders fully supports the grievances which the TUJ has presented to the civilian and military authorities. The international press freedom organization calls for a thorough investigation into this attack, an investigation in which all possible motives are explored. It must go beyond the mysterious claim of responsibility by an unknown group. News Follow the news on Pakistan PakistanAsia – Pacific April 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Reports RSF_en Receive email alertscenter_img Reporters Without Borders called for a thorough investigation that leaves no stone unturned after the murder on 7 February of two journalists originally from the tribal areas, in Wana, the city at the centre of military operations against Taliban groups and Al-Qaeda. Ten days later an unknown group claimed responsibility for the killings in the name of the ‘struggle against journalists working for the Christians’. News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists PakistanAsia – Pacific Organisation Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire March 3, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Who killed Amir Nawab Khan and Allah Noor Wazir in South Waziristan? to go further News January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Why Officials Want You to Stay Away from Huntington Hospital

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 40 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Dr. Kimberly ShrinerOn March 17, Pasadena Now News Desk Editor David Cross interviewed Dr. Kimberly Shriner, an infectious disease doctor at Huntington Hospital. Shriner discussed several issues related to COVID-19. This is the second part of that discussion.More people appear to be recovering from COVID-19 than those that are dying from it.There are a lot of people who don’t get very sick with it. That’s true. That does that mean this isn’t a serious pandemic? This is a very serious pandemic and we do have mortality, especially in high risk groups and as the virus passes through different types of populations, we learn who these people are. Certainly, our elderly, they are very high risk for having a bad outcome, being very sick and not surviving this, patients who are immunocompromised. As you move into more developed countries, where chemotherapy is being used, where people have a lot of other kinds of diseases, but they live a relatively long time, it begins to take its toll on those people that have a lot of comorbidities. So that’s why we’re very worried about certain subsets of population.What’s being done to contain the virus within hospitals?One of the most important things, and I think you can see what’s happened in Italy, is the collapse of the hospital systems because the hospitals became overwhelmed. Right now at Huntington Hospital, we’re doing things outside the hospital. That means in the greater community trying to get information out to allow people to understand what we’re doing at the hospital and then inside the hospital. In the outer community, we want people to stay away from the hospital if they have no reason to be there. In other words, if you have an upper respiratory infection and you’re worried that you might have this disease, you need to notify your physician and you talk to them and they will be able to send them into the direction that they need to go and decide whether or not they really have symptoms that are consistent with this or they have something else.Are we going to have to hunker down and self-quarantine for a couple more months if not longer?Nobody really knows. I think, you know, we’re sort of at the beginning of this and Dr Fauci, who’s just a remarkable HIV researcher and really the calm and informed voice of this kept repeating over and over. We don’t want to have the high peak that’s happened in Italy and we want to keep that slope. We know the number of cases are going to increase, but we want to keep that to a very flat peak so that we have an up and then we’d have it down pretty soon. And the only way to do that is good public health measures and to keep the public informed with appropriate and true data, and to take care of the patients who do get sick, that do require our interventions, and medically provide whatever we can provide them. Community News Community News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Why Officials Want You to Stay Away from Huntington Hospital Doctor says Italy’s mistake must be avoided By DAVID CROSS Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 6:00 am More Cool Stuff Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

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Consultancy snaps up surplus skill

first_imgConsultancy snaps up surplus skillOn 21 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today An HR consultancy has come up with a novel response to the current economicdownturn and a depressed share price – it has stepped up its recruitment. Frank Varela, chairman and chief executive of Longbridge, noticed that rivalcompanies were making skilled staff redundant, and decided to make the most ofthe opportunity. He said, “There are excellent opportunities to take advantage of otherpeople’s strategy. If they are going to let good people go, then we want tohire them.” Longbridge intends to add 30 staff to its existing 120. The company, whichis listed on the AIM index, is recruiting despite having seen a fall in itsshare price this year. It blames the share price on market sentiment, andreported a 50 per cent rise in turnover for 2000 in April. “It is the board’s decision – rather than reduce headcount and costs,we have to outperform our sector in the long term,” Varela added. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Pay settlements fall to 12-year low

first_imgPay settlements fall to 12-year lowOn 23 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Pay settlements in the engineering and manufacturing sectors have fallen totheir lowest level since 1984, according to the latest Engineering Employers’Federation figures. For the three months to the end of June 2002, the average settlement levelfell to 2 per cent, down from 2.1 per cent for the previous three months to theend of May. The EEF said the figure is given greater significance as it includessettlements for April – the second most important month for wage negotiations. In addition, during this period, the number of pay freezes and deferred paysettlements both rose slightly to just under one in four and almost 12 per centof all reported settlements respectively. EEF deputy director of employment policy David Yeandle believes the latestpay settlement figures show no need for a rise in interest rates. He said: “These latest figures confirm that wage inflationary pressuresin this important sector of the economy remain benign and should cause noworries for the Monetary Policy Committee. “They reinforce our view that, combined with other economic pressures,there is every justification for interest rates being left on hold for theforeseeable future.” www.eef.org.uk Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 11/22/20

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUECarolina 20, Detroit 0Cleveland 22, Philadelphia 17Houston 27, New England 20New Orleans 24, Atlanta 9Pittsburgh 27, Jacksonville 3Tennessee 30, Baltimore 24 (OT)Washington 20, Cincinnati 9Denver 20, Miami 13LA Chargers 34, NY Jets 28Dallas 31, Minnesota 28Indianapolis 34, Green Bay 31 (OT)Kansas City 35, Las Vegas 31MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERSporting Kansas City 3, San Jose 3 (Sporting Kansas City advances 3-0 on penalty kicks)Minnesota 3, Colorado 0FC Dallas 1, Portland 1 (Tie)Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img November 23, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 11/22/20last_img read more

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