Why I’d buy Diageo for more than its dividend

first_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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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. Diageo (LSE: DGE) is a leading spirits and beer maker with a portfolio of well-known brands such as Smirnoff and Captain Morgan. Earlier in the year, Diageo shares fell due to the pandemic. Because of Covid-19-related lockdowns, people haven’t visited restaurants and bars as often and that’s hurt alcohol consumption. 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…Lately, however, shares have risen as optimism over Covid-19 vaccine candidates has increased. Tasty dividendOne reason why many investors like Diageo is its dividend. Thanks to great management execution and the company’s competitive advantages, Diageo has increased its annual total normal dividend every year for over two decades. Including this year’s dividend raise, the company now has a dividend yield of around 2.38% at current prices.Given the vaccine candidate optimism, I think the odds that Diageo will increase its dividend next year are also pretty high. While Diageo has a great dividend history, I think there’s a lot more to like about the company than the dividend. Here are two more reasons why I’d buy the stock:Leading brandsI like Diageo because the company has many leading brands. In this sector, brands can be pretty profitable when done correctly. One of Elon Musk’s side ventures is a great example of the profit potential of branding in the industry. Recently, Musk’s Tesla sold out of its very own liquor, Tesla Tequila. Enclosed in a very stylish looking bottle, Tesla Tequila cost $250. This was a steep price when a comparable bottle from another company could be bought for a fraction of that. To me, the ‘mark up’ illustrates the power of Musk and Tesla’s brand. To me, this also illustrates that the returns on capital in the liquor industry can be pretty decent given the right execution. In terms of the returns on capital, Diageo does pretty well in my opinion. According to Fidelity, Diageo had a return on equity of 34.52% and a return on invested capital of 16.39% for 2019. In 2012, the company had a return on equity of 35.30% and return on invested capital of 15.58%. For many investors, a stock with consistently high returns on capital can potentially illustrate a company with competitive advantages. Given great management and enough positive long-term trends, the stock could be a great holding. Emerging and developing markets Speaking of positive long-term trends, I like Diageo because the company has exposure to a number of emerging and developing markets. For the year ended 30 June 2020, for example, 19.3% of the company’s sales came from its Asia Pacific region. Another 11.5% came from Africa and 7.8% from Latin America and the Caribbean. With up and coming trends such as AI and 5G, I think productivity in emerging and developing markets could potentially rise faster than expected. With more productivity, incomes could rise. As the middle class grows, demand for the type of premium beer and liquor Diageo sells could outperform. Although Diageo doesn’t trade for a cheap valuation, I think the company’s growth potential outside the West makes the stock worth owning in the long run. It’s a stock I’d buy and hold for the long term.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jay Yao | Monday, 23rd November, 2020 | More on: DGE center_img Image source: Getty Images Why I’d buy Diageo for more than its dividend 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Jay Yaolast_img read more

Six Nations: England’s half-term report

first_img Work to do: Eddie Jones has started off well but stiffer challenges await LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS England are unbeaten having navigated Murrayfield and Rome with comfortable, if not inspiring, wins. So how has Eddie Jones fared so far? Here’s his half-term report… Wolf pack has moved kennelsNo tries conceded in two games is a decent effort in anyone’s book even against Woodward’s second division teams. Paul Gustard has brought a bite and speed to England’s defence that anyone who has been watching Saracens for the last few years will recognise. Those who were at Allianz Park on Sunday, as Wasps put eight tries and 64 points past the reigning champions, will wonder if Gustard really does have supernatural, wolverine-like powers – we will find out when the likes of Robbie Henshaw and Jamie Roberts pitch up at Twickenham.Thou shalt not pass: Paul Gustard’s England defense has not conceded a tryWe will draw a discreet veil over England’s line-out in Rome, however, and Jones’ claim that the 9-10-12 axis of Youngs, George Ford and Owen Farrell is one of the best in the world.center_img Eddie Jones retained the 23-man squad who beat Italy 40-9 in the second round of the Six Nations as he prepares his team to play, what Sir Clive Woodward was slated for describing as the first division teams. Two down and three to go for Jones and as we won’t be filing a half-time report for Jones at the interval in England’s next game against Ireland at what he has done up to now.Technicolour JosephI wonder how Jonathan Joseph was feeling before the start of the Six Nations when there was a mass call for Elliot Daly to be parachuted into the starting line-up. Joseph, at that stage, had won 16 caps and scored five tries including four in last year’s championship – although two of them came off the wing when Mike Brown was concussed against Italy and Stuart Lancaster re-shuffled his back line.Keeping the shirt: Jonathan Joseph’s hat-trick has kept the Elliot Daly bandwagon at bayHe was part of a misfiring Bath side but you could hardly blame him for that when the problems were elsewhere. Joseph got a hat-trick in Rome, one interception, one thanks to some Danny Care brilliance and one a powerful finish. Jones sent Daly back to Wasps again this week so that is the 13 spot is probably settled until the summer tour at least.Keeping them freshJones has tweaked the travel schedules of the team to keep them fresh. The not-very lamented captain’s run – a half-paced run-through at the stadium 24 hours before the match – has gone and England now travel the day before the game rather than two days prior to the fixture. Jones assuages that the captain’s runs fatigues a team too much when they should have their feet up and only the kickers go the ground now.Change of scenery: England have been training away from Pennyhill Park in fallow weeksThis week Jones has England staying in Kensington and training at a local school rather than being cooped up in Bagshot. Who knows they might even do a spot of shopping on the High Street or have a coffee or two. He is also planning a trip to Bath in the other fallow week.This is nothing new here though. Stuart Lancaster – remember him? – took his squad to Leeds and Loughborough to relieve the five-star tedium. But he hit the buffers when England were in the same place from July to the World Cup. Keeping them on their toesJones says he has a fair idea of his starting line-up for his first match at Twickenham as England coach and he may be in the minority. For Italy he mixed and matched a bit and no-one had any idea that Ben Youngs would be starting until a couple of days before the match. Although we probably should have twigged when Youngs was put up for Sunday newspapers before the team had been announced. Danny Care was not cock-a-hoop but put a brave face on it and did the business when he came on after 49 minutes, particularly in making Joseph’s second try.  How Youngs got the Man of the Match award remains a mystery and we can probably expect Care to get the nod against the Irish. This one could run and run though but that’s no bad thing.Interchangeable: Danny Care was swapped for Ben Youngs in RomeJones has done what he said he would do and got to Twickenham with two wins in the bag. He is still in honeymoon mode but that could all change after the matches against Ireland and Wales. Things are about to get a whole lot tougher. As a former teacher, Jones will recognise the phrase – satisfactory but will need to improve to make the next grade.last_img read more

Hosam Naoum named dean of St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem

first_img Press Release Service By Matthew DaviesPosted May 8, 2012 Middle East, Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET May 9, 2012 at 6:30 am If this article is to mention that Archbishop Fred Hiltz is preaching at the installation service, might it not also be useful to give his full title — Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis People Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Rev. Canon Hosam Elias Naoum[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Hosam Elias Naoum has been named dean of St. George’s Anglican Cathedral in Jerusalem. He will become the first non-English incumbent to serve in the position.Naoum, 38, has served as canon pastor at the cathedral since 2005, and was the acting dean from 2007-2009. As dean, Naoum will continue to serve as pastor to the cathedral’s Arabic- and English-speaking congregations.“I call upon all our partners and friends around the Anglican Communion to hold Hosam and his family in their prayers,” said Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani in a May 3 letter announcing the appointment. “May his term as the dean of the cathedral be a blessing to many and to the glory of God.”Following the announcement, Naoum told ENS: “I am so happy that I am in this position to serve not only the local diocese but the whole Anglican Communion. … This cathedral will always be a welcoming and hospitable place for many pilgrims and visitors.”Naoum said he appreciates the “trust and confidence” shown in him by Dawani and Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, both of whom gave their blessing to the appointment.He also acknowledged his gratitude to Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori who, he said, has been “very supportive to the diocese and to me personally.”Dawani said the appointment comes “after a long time of discernment and prayer and a lawful and constitutional procedure. Canon Hosam will continue to serve, especially in his new capacity as the dean of St. George’s Cathedral, both the Diocese of Jerusalem and the worldwide Anglican Communion.”Naoum completed his initial theological training at the College of the Transfiguration and Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, and in 2011 earned a Master of Theology degree in Canon Law from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. Dawani also is a graduate of VTS, most recently earning a Doctor of Divinity degree in 2006.The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, dean and president of VTS, said in a statement that the seminary “considered it a privilege to train Canon Naoum for this important ministry. We celebrate with him and his family as he becomes the dean of the cathedral. We commit to remembering him in our prayers as he takes the important position both for Jerusalem and for the Anglican Communion.”The cathedral was consecrated in 1898. Today, it is home to two congregations: the indigenous Palestinian Anglicans, often called the “Living Stones,” and a community of expatriate English-speaking members.The Diocese of Jerusalem includes parishes and institutions throughout Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria.Prior to moving to St. George’s, Naoum spent nine years as priest of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Nablus, a town in the West Bank.Naoum will be installed as dean in St. George’s Cathedral on Ascension Day, May 17, at 11 a.m. Archbishop Fred Hiltz of the Anglican Church of Canada will preach.Hosam is married to Rafa. They have a son, Wadi, and two daughters, Laurice and Krista.— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Submit an Event Listing May 12, 2012 at 7:41 am I recently participated in a pilgrimage to Jerusalem sponsored by the American Priory of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, and our group had the privilege to attend the Palestinian congregation’s service at St. George’s Cathedral on the last Sunday of April. Bishop Dawani, Canon Naoum and members of the congregation gave us a most warm welcome, and Canon Naoum also preached a fine sermon. The cathedral will be in good hands under his leadership! Director of Music Morristown, NJ Israel-Palestine, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Hosam Naoum named dean of St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab John McCann says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Vianney (Sam) Carriere says: Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release May 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm As a probationary candidate for becoming a Fellow of The Society of St. John the Evangelist, I am looking forward to coming to Jerusalem next year on a pilgrimage with my church, Trinity Church Wall Street in New York, I am also very interested in his wonderful background, that will add a rich layer of inter-cultural background into the Anglican Communion, where it is needed most. I am very interested in St. George’s College, and wondering if he will have any involvment in that institution. I have an educational background from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, where I earned my MA in Asian Art and Archaeology, and those studies brought me to studying my Anglican faith, from the perspective of inter-cultural maritime and Silk Road trade, and to examine now the rich exchange of visual arts, literature, and particularly as I am now looking more deeply into faith based study, I see the sharing of ideas, cultures, languages, the arts, and the theology and practice of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. I look forward to attending services with Canon Naoum preaching. He will bring a deep understanding of the problems in Jerusalem, and am hopeful that he will be a voice of reason and respect amongst his people, the entire Anglican Communion, and our brothers and sisters who also trace their faith back to Abraham and Jerusalem. Faithfully in Christ, and God Bless, John MCCann Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments (3) Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Nevin C Brown says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Tags Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

Sense open first charity shop wedding department in the UK

first_img Tagged with: Trading Howard Lake | 13 July 2004 | News Sense open first charity shop wedding department in the UK  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sense has opened the UK’s first wedding department within a charity shop at its Kingswinford shop in the West Midlands.The shop stocks both brand new designer and vintage wedding and bridesmaids dresses, as well as grooms’ suits and a wide range of accessories including veils, hats, gloves and even garters.To mark the launch, shop staff staged a ‘wedding reception’ with cake and champagne, and modelled some of the donated clothes available. Advertisementlast_img read more

RSF urges Boris Johnson to raise case of jailed blogger Raif Badawi during Saudi Arabia visit

first_img The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MPSecretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth AffairsForeign and Commonwealth OfficeKing Charles StreetLondonSW1A 2AH11 December 2016,Dear Foreign Secretary,I am writing on behalf of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regarding your visit to Saudi Arabia. We have serious concerns about the press freedom situation in the country, in particular the case of jailed blogger Raif Badawi. We ask that you take the opportunity to raise Badawi’s case, the cases of other jailed journalists and citizen journalists, and the broader dire press freedom climate in the country, at the highest possible levels during your visit.Saudi Arabia is currently ranked of 165th out of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index, and has consistently ranked among the world’s worst regimes for press freedom since the Index was established in 2002. The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdelaziz Al Saud, has been on RSF’s list of ‘predators of press freedom’ since he succeeded his brother Abdullah as king in 2015. Salman has embodied the heritage of a dynasty that has always been hostile to media freedom.At least 10 journalists and citizen journalists are currently jailed in Saudi Arabia. Harming the king’s image and reputation, blasphemy, insulting religion, and “inciting chaos” are all punished severely, often under the 2007 cyber crime law or the 2014 anti-terrorism law. The Internet is the only space where independent news and information can be circulated, but citizen journalists undertake serious risks when posting online. Like professional journalists, they are watched closely, and critical comments are liable to lead to arrest and unfair trials, ending in long jail sentences and sometimes accompanied by flogging.Blogger Raif Badawi is one such case. Badawi is the co-founder of the Liberal Saudi Network, an online discussion forum, and winner of the 2014 RSF Press Freedom Prize in the citizen journalist category. The 33 year-old blogger has been jailed since 17 June 2012. The Saudi authorities say Badawi’s posts mocked the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice and questioned religion’s influence in Saudi society, thereby endangering public order. The site has been blocked since Badawi’s arrest.In May 2014, Badawi was convicted of insulting Islam and sentenced to 10 years in prison, as well as 1,000 lashes and a 10-year ban on travelling abroad after the completion of his prison sentence, which was upheld by the supreme court in June 2015. Badawi’s flogging was widely condemned internationally, including by the UK Foreign Office, which has stated: “We are seriously concerned by Raif Badawi’s case. The UK condemns the use of cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment in all circumstances”. Badawi was awarded the Sakharov Prize by the European Parliament in 2015.Badawi’s lawyer, human rights defender Waleed Abu Al Khair, has been jailed since 15 April 2014. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison on 6 July 2014 on charges of “preparing, storing and circulating content that undermines public order”, “inciting rebellion”, “publishing false information with the aim of harming the state”, contempt of court, and creating an NGO without state permission. A critic of prison conditions, Al Khair himself has now been subjected to mistreatment in detention, including physical violence and sleep deprivation.Besides Badawi and Al Khair, at least eight other journalists and citizen journalists are currently jailed in Saudi Arabia. They include Zuhair Kutbi, a contributor to Makkah Online, held since 15 July 2015; Fawzan Al-Harbi a citizen journalist held since 25 June 2014; Jassim Mekki A’al Safar, a photographer held since 18 June 2014; Alaa Brinji, a reporter for the Al-Sharq website, held since 13 May 2014; Fadhel Al-Manafes, a citizen journalist held since 17 April 2014; Wajdi Al-Ghazzawi, a presenter of Al-Fajr TV, held since 4 February 2014; Ali Jaseb Al-Touhifah a citizen journalist, held since 1 August 2012; and Jalal Mohamed Al-Jamal a blogger for the website Al-Awamia, held since 25 February 2012 .We urge you to take the opportunity to raise these cases and the overall restrictive press freedom climate in Saudi Arabia at the highest levels of government and with the media during your visit. Thank you for your attention to these serious concerns.Sincerely yours,Christophe DeloireSecretary GeneralReporters Without Borders (RSF) Receive email alerts December 11, 2016 – Updated on December 12, 2016 RSF urges Boris Johnson to raise case of jailed blogger Raif Badawi during Saudi Arabia visit Help by sharing this information RSF_en News News Organisation Follow the news on United Kingdom June 17, 2016 Find out more Newscenter_img United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalists RSF urges Prince Charles to raise press freedom during Gulf states visit November 8, 2016 Find out more June 7, 2015 Find out more Saudi blogger Raif Badawi completes fourth year in prison United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalists News Saudi court shows contempt for human dignity in Badawi case to go furtherlast_img read more

Government asked to explain police attack on Al-Jazeera’s Rabat correspondent

first_imgNews June 16, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government asked to explain police attack on Al-Jazeera’s Rabat correspondent Reporters Without Borders wrote to Moroccan interior minister Chakib Benmoussa today asking why Al-Jazeera correspondent Hassan Fatih and his TV crew were beaten by police yesterday in Rabat while covering a sit-in by the relatives of 68 Islamist prisoners who are on hunger strike.“We have highlighted the progress made in recent months in Morocco as regards press freedom and now this attack unfortunately shows that violence against journalists persists,” the letter said. “This situation worries us.”Fatih, who said he planned to make a complaint, gave Reporters Without Borders this account of the incident: “We were covering the sit-in by the relatives of the detainees outside the justice ministry when the security forces asked us to leave the demonstration without giving any explanation. When we insisting on filming the demonstration, some police officers intervened in a very violent fashion. We succeeded in preventing one policeman from grabbing the videotape and smashing our camera. It is not the first time the police have tried to attack us. I was injured in the neck and shoulder.”Fatih was taken to hospital to have his injuries X-rayed and was given 20 days of off work. Aged 40 and a Moroccan citizen, he began his career in TV journalism working for the national public broadcaster RTM. He became the Rabat correspondent of NBC and then of Al-Arabiya before joining the Qatar-based satellite news broadcaster Al-Jazeera.The Moroccan National Press Union has called on the authorities “to protect journalists and to put a stop to the repeated attacks against them.” News RSF_en Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saycenter_img RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation April 15, 2021 Find out more News to go further April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Two American journalists face up to 10 years in labour camps

first_img “Without independent journalism, this would be the news” – RSF’s new ad to go further Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world “There is an urgent need for North Korea’s neighbours, especially China, to apply diplomatic pressure to obtain the release of Ling and Lee as soon as possible,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It would be unacceptable if North Korea used the two journalists for diplomatic blackmail at a time when it has stepped up tension in the peninsula by announcing a missile launch.” The state-owned North Korean news agency KCNA announced on 30 March that they have been charged with “illegal” entry. “The illegal entry of US reporters into the DPRK (North Korea) and their suspected hostile acts have been confirmed by evidence and their statements,” the news agency said. If convicted, they could be sentenced to between five and 10 years of forced labour. North Koreans take an enormous risk if they provide information to the news media. Reporters Without Borders has documented the case of Kim Sung Chul, a member of the armed forces who has been held since October 2006 after the Kukka Anjon Bowibu (state security) identified him as the person who clandestinely filmed the video of a public execution that was broadcast on the Japanese television station Asahi TV. He is now in a concentration camp. It is also very difficult for the foreign press to operate freely in the Chinese provinces adjoining the North Korean border. South Korean and North Korean journalists who often work in the border region say trying to cover refugees and trafficking there is still very risky. “Chinese police raids and the presence of many undercover North Korean agents make working on the border very complicated,” Reporters Without Borders was told by a journalist working for an independent North Korean radio station based in Seoul. March 31, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two American journalists face up to 10 years in labour camps A North Korean TV journalist, Song Keum Chul, has been detained in a camp since 1996 for questioning the official version of certain historic events. April 1, 2020 Find out more We urge Koss to lose no time in clarifying the circumstances in which Ling and Lee were arrested. The press freedom organisation added: “South Korean journalists and foreign journalists have been briefly arrested in the past while doing reports in North Korea, but this is the first time that foreign journalists have been held for any length of time since Japanese reporter Takashi Sugishima’s detention from December 1999 to February 2002.” North KoreaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders urges the North Korean authorities not to go ahead with their announced intention to try two American journalists of Asian origin, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, on charges of entering the country illegally and carrying out “hostile” activities. July 6, 2020 Find out more News Organisation A Swedish diplomat has been allowed to visit them in Pyongyang.center_img Reporters Without Borders and the International Women’s Media Foundation (www.iwmf.org) have launched a petition for the immediate release of Ling and Lee. Their guide, an ethnic Korean with Chinese citizenship, is reportedly being held by the Chinese authorities. A third American journalist, cameraman Mitch Koss, was deported after being held by the Chinese police. Sign the petition. International human rights organisations estimate that at least 200,000 people are detained in North Korea’s concentration camps and reeducation camps. RSF_en News North KoreaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Follow the news on North Korea Help by sharing this information It is by no means clear that Ling and Lee were arrested on North Korean territory. Several sources on the Chinese side of the frontier told Reporters Without Borders that the North Korean border guards probably crossed the Tumen (the river that forms the border) while Ling and Lee were filming on the Chinese bank. In a documentary made by South Korean journalists called “On the border,” North Korean border guards can be seen crossing the river and landing on the Chinese side without running into any problems. News Reporters Without Borders urges the North Korean authorities not to go ahead with their announced intention to try two American journalists of Asian origin, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, on charges of entering the country illegally and carrying out “hostile” activities. As doubt persists on North Korea’s “zero” coronavirus cases, RSF urges for transparency The two journalists, who work for San Francisco-based online television station Current TV, were arrested by the North Korean authorities on 17 March after travelling through northern China to the North Korean border to do a story on trafficking in North Korean women. According to an email which one of them sent to a Reporters Without Borders contact, they wanted to investigate the networks organising the smuggling of women out of North Korea and their sale in China. Campaigns November 18, 2019 Find out more North Korea is one of the hardest countries in the world for the foreign media to cover. The North Korean authorities occasionally issue press visas for cultural or sports events or for visits by foreign officials. Once inside North Korea, journalists are closely watched by the North Korean authorities, who prevent them from interviewing members of the public. Entire regions of the country are completely closed to the international media.last_img read more

The Latest: Deal to get 1.1B vaccines to over 190 nations

first_imgLocal NewsBusinessUS News The Latest: Deal to get 1.1B vaccines to over 190 nations Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 Previous articleMirati Therapeutics To Present At Upcoming Healthcare ConferencesNext articleRyder Promotes Fleet Upgrades for Customers with Enhanced Fleet Buy-Out Program Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApplast_img read more

Woman who joined Forward Emphasis Lotto syndicate this week is dubbed their “Lucky 13th”

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleDublin to host Euro 2020 gamesNext article“The Finals” Countdown: Campbell says Croke Park is where every player wants to be News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – September 19, 2014 Facebook Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+center_img News Woman who joined Forward Emphasis Lotto syndicate this week is dubbed their “Lucky 13th” Pinterest Colleagues of a young Donegal woman have dubbed her their ‘lucky 13’ after a big lotto win this week.21 year old Maria Doherty started a new call centre job at Forward Emphasis in Malin on Monday, and joined the office lottery syndicate on Wednesday.That night their numbers came up, along with a jackpot worth nearly 5 million euro.Maria was the thirteenth person to join the group, and each person’s taking home 374 thousand euro.She says she can’t believe her luck…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/marialotto.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Who Is Liable To Pay Gratuity To Teachers Of Government Aided Schools? Supreme Court To Examine

first_imgTop StoriesWho Is Liable To Pay Gratuity To Teachers Of Government Aided Schools? Supreme Court To Examine LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Jan 2021 10:01 PMShare This – xWho is liable to pay gratuity in case of Government aided schools under the Payment of Gratuity Act? The Supreme Court will examine this issue raised in a Special Leave Petition filed against a Madhya Pradesh High Court judgment.There appears to be contrary views of the Madhya Pradesh High Court and the Chhattisgarh High Court on the issue as to whose liability would it be to pay gratuity in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWho is liable to pay gratuity in case of Government aided schools under the Payment of Gratuity Act? The Supreme Court will examine this issue raised in a Special Leave Petition filed against a Madhya Pradesh High Court judgment.There appears to be contrary views of the Madhya Pradesh High Court and the Chhattisgarh High Court on the issue as to whose liability would it be to pay gratuity in case of Government aided schools under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, the bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy noted while issuing notice.The Madhya Pradesh High Court, in the impugned judgment, held that it is the institution, who has to pay the gratuity and not the State.  To hold thus, the High Court relied on an earlier judgment of Division Bench in Suresh Kumar Dwivedi and others Vs. State of M.P.  1993 MPLJ 663, in which it was observed thus: “The teachers of the aided institutions are not appointed under the State Government. There is no relationship of master and servant between the State Government and the teachers. There is no provision in the Act or the rules applicable to such teachers or employees for payment of the aforesaid benefits. It is not clear how the State Government is accountable for extending such benefits and facilities. Since it is a policy matter involving financial burden, it is not the function of this Court to compel the Government to accord sanction, as the Court does not substitute its judgment for that of the legislature or its agents as to matters within the province of either.”In a Judgment delivered last year, the Chhattisgarh High Court, in Ambika Mission Boys Middle School vs. State of Chhattisgarh, held that the State would be employer within the definition of Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 for the teachers/employees of aided educational institutions. Case: Shri Gujrati Samaj vs. State of Madhya Pradesh [SLP (C) No(s). 15331/2020]Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more