3 FTSE 100 dividend stocks with yields over 5% that I’d buy in February

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Roland Head owns shares of British Land Co and ITV. The Motley Fool UK has recommended British Land Co and ITV. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Roland Head The share prices of many UK businesses spiked higher following December’s general election. Some of these are now starting to drift back down towards the levels they were trading at before the election. Is this a buying opportunity?Today I want to look at two UK dividend stocks from my buy list, plus an overseas firm that’s out of favour with UK investors at the moment.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The picture is improvingOver the last few years my television viewing has shifted almost completely from broadcast television to on-demand. I’ve also gotten used to being able to watch box sets at my own pace.ITV (LSE: ITV) is having to change its business model to keep pace with these changes. Producing its own programmes and selling adverts is no longer enough.Chief executive Carolyn McCall is continuing to expand the ITV Studios business, which produces content for ITV and other broadcasters. She’s also working hard to attract more on-demand viewers and find new ways of extracting cash from them.Progress so far seems reasonable to me. Revenue from digital services is growing and the Studios business now accounts for around one-third of profits.ITV now trades on about 10 times forecast earnings and offers a dividend yield of 5.8%. I think that looks cheap for a business with an operating margin of about 18%. I’d keep buying.A tough choiceMining and commodity trading group Glencore (LSE: GLEN) won’t win any awards from environmental campaigners. The firm’s coal business is starting to look a bit embarrassing. Ongoing investigations into alleged bribery aren’t a good look, either.However, if you look beneath the surface I think this group has a number of attractions. For one, it’s a major producer of copper and cobalt. These commodities are in growing demand for electric vehicles.The group’s trading business is also a reliable performer. Management expect this business to generate $2.2bn to $3.2bn of operating profit each year, even during weaker market conditions.One final attraction is that long-time boss Ivan Glasenberg is expected to retire soon. My feeling is that the group needs a new generation of management who will be more sensitive to environmental, social, and governance issues.Glencore shares look battered. But the outlook is improving for 2020 and the shares offer a yield of around 5.5%, backed by strong cash generation. I see GLEN stock as a contrarian buy for risk-tolerant investors.Income on home turfMy final pick is FTSE 100 landlord British Land (LSE: BLND). This REIT has a portfolio of retail and office property in London and near major UK population hubs. Although bricks-and-mortar shops are continuing to struggle against the growth of online shopping, physical retail isn’t dead.Footfall in the group’s shopping centres was flat during the six months to 30 September. According to British Land, retailers’ like-for-like sales actually rose during the period.Overall occupancy is about 97%, suggesting that there are very few empty units in the group’s shopping centres and office blocks. Debt levels look sensible to me, too.At current levels, the shares offer a dividend yield of about 5.6% and trade at a 30% discount to their book value. I don’t see too much risk in buying at this level and have added the shares to my own portfolio. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 3 FTSE 100 dividend stocks with yields over 5% that I’d buy in Februarycenter_img Roland Head | Thursday, 30th January, 2020 | More on: BLND GLEN ITV 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 Enter Your Email Address 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. 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.last_img read more

Scotland v Ireland Preview

first_imgRonan O’Gara replaces Jonny Sexton at fly-halfRBS Six Nations: Scotland v IrelandVenue: Murrayfield Date: Sunday 27 February Kick-off: 1500 GMTCoverage: Watch on BBC One, BBC HD channel, Red Button and BBC Sport website; listen on BBC Radio Scotland, Radio Ulster & online; text commentary on BBC Sport website and mobilesRonan O’Gara has been picked ahead of Jonny Sexton to win his 106th cap at Murrayfield on Sunday, as Ireland travel to Scotland for the third round of the RBS 6 Nations. The veteran fly-half’s services have only been called upon in desperate times so far in the tournament, and he kicked the winning drop goal against Italy in the opening round. But after a disappointing loss to France at the Aviva Stadium two weeks ago, coach Declan Kidney has admitted his side is in need of a confidence boost, which he hopes will take the form of Munster’s No 10.O’Gara is one of three changes made by Kidney. Tommy Bowe has bounced straight back into the side to replace Fergus McFadden on the wing after an injury lay-off, while an ongoing back problem sees Tomás O’Leary drop out of the 22 altogether, as he is replaced by Eoin Reddan, and Peter Stringer takes his place on the bench.Meanwhile in Edinburgh, Andy Robinson has rung the changes in the hope that his side can claim their first win of the championship. An all-new half-back partnership sees Ruaridh Jackson (left) make his first start for Scotland, while Mike Blair partners him at scrum-half. Both Dan Parks and Rory Lawson drop to the bench.Scotland’s seven changes are completed by Chris Paterson and Sean Lamont, who replace the injured Hugo Southwell and Joe Ansbro, Moray Low, Richie Gray and Johnnie Beattie, while Nick de Luca moves from inside to outside centre. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Scots pulled off a famous win over Ireland 12 months ago in a game that sent the teams in different directions for the rest of the year – Ireland’s season crumbled as they had a miserable summer tour and mediocre autumn series, winning just two out of four fixtures, while the Scots enjoyed victories over Argentina, South Africa and Samoa.However, Scotland are yet to win a game in this championship despite hosting a struggling Wales team two weeks ago, and will be desperate to win on Sunday to avoid a wooden spoon decider against Italy in the final round. Meanwhile Ireland are still chasing the Triple Crown, and hoping to regain some form and winning ways in the run up to the World Cup later this year.Tickets for Scotland v Ireland are still available! You can purchase tickets in person from the Murrayfield ticket centre until 4pm on Saturday, or call 0844 335 3933/click here until midnight on Saturday. Prices start from £25, and no tickets will be sold on match day. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch the Six Nations action live!Scotland: Chris Paterson; Nikki Walker, Nick de Luca, Sean Lamont, Max Evans; Ruaridh Jackson, Mike Blair; Allan Jacobsen, Ross Ford, Moray Low, Richie Gray, Al Kellock (c), Kelly Brown, Johnnie Beattie, John Barclay. Replacements: Scott Lawson, Geoff Cross, Nathan Hines, Richie Vernon, Rory Lawson, Dan Parks, Simon Danielli.Ireland: Luke Fitzgerald; Tommy Bowe, Brian O’Driscoll (c), Gordon D’Arcy, Keith Earls; Ronan O’Gara, Eoin Reddan; Cian Healy, Rory Best, Mike Ross, Donncha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell, Sean O’Brien, David Wallace, Jamie Heaslip. Replacements: Sean Cronin, Tom Court, Leo Cullen, Denis Leamy, Peter Stringer, Jonathan Sexton, Paddy Wallace.Referee: Nigel OwensCan Gordon D’Arcy repeat this on Sunday? What a try!last_img read more

P.O.M House / NNA+

first_img 2020 Save this picture!© Triệu Chiến+ 18Curated by Hana Abdel Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960265/pom-house-nna-plus Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960265/pom-house-nna-plus Clipboard P.O.M House / NNA+ CopyAbout this officeNNA+OfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSon LaOn InstagramOn FacebookSơn LaVietnamPublished on April 18, 2021Cite: “P.O.M House / NNA+” 18 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?越南P.O.M住宅 / NNA+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 P.O.M House / NNA+Save this projectSaveP.O.M House / NNA+ Year:  CopyHouses•Sơn La, Vietnam Architects: NNA+ Area Area of this architecture project Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Triệu ChiếnDesign Team:Nguyen Van TruongClient:A Hung ChiEngineering:Thanh TruongLandscape:NamContractor:Vu Thanh ThuArchitects:NNA+City:Sơn LaCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Triệu ChiếnRecommended ProductsSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Pre-engineered StructuresConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. We started the project with the remaining memories of a friend’s house on this land. It’s a small house of a village on the hillside. At that time, the houses were sparse, the roofs were low and appeared peeked through the trees that covered the village. The feeling of the garden and the paths to the house is about the rays of sunlight piercing the leaves, of the soft and dark shadow.Save this picture!© Triệu ChiếnSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Triệu ChiếnLike the hill villages of Vietnam in more than ten years, the development of the economic has increased nonstop the constructions that made the city more and more cramped. Now the hill is such a cake with many of pieces were cut and taken out in oder to create a flat ground for a “more convenient” city.Save this picture!© Triệu ChiếnBecause of those changes in topography, the image of hill city was switched into an image of “flat urban” with endless stretches of roads and houses. This land is similar to a memory fragment of the village and a small piece of the hill before. The project is a startingpoint with the thoughts about urban development with its impact on nature. Half of the land is for construction and the otheris for natural elements.Save this picture!© Triệu ChiếnSave this picture!Master PlanSave this picture!© Triệu ChiếnThe patio roof was erected around the courtyard as a solid limit to protect “the piece” from the impacts of the constructions of people. With natural orientation of sun, wind and rain, all of the sunlight, the air and drain penetrate deeply into the ground so that all the plants can grow strongly and the roots are plunging to the earth. The patio as well as a space in-between for the interior and exterior spaces of the house, inspired from the patio of a traditional Vietnamese house that used to get shade from the midday sun.Save this picture!© Triệu ChiếnThe living space of the house is also arranged quite simply, a large common space, where all activities take place as a connection space of family members. Two spaces on thesides of the house are designed to be smaller as private spaces for resting to focus the active energy on the common space of the house.Each space is connected to the common garden but has its own views for each space.Save this picture!SectionThe V-shaped roofs with the lowest point in the middle divides the house into the living space and auxiliary space. The roof is designed to open to the outside and is carefully calculated to cleverly welcome natural light into the house in the late afternoons when the light intensity has decreased.Save this picture!© Triệu ChiếnProject gallerySee allShow lessRetreat in the Sahyadris / Khosla AssociatesSelected ProjectsCornish Cottage / Jonathan Tuckey DesignSelected Projects Share Photographs Projects “COPY” Vietnam Houseslast_img read more

AmazonSmile can now benefit any UK charity

first_imgWhen?AmazonSmile enrolment is open to UK charities now. To be eligible they must have registered charity numbers and be “in good standing with the Charity Commission” of England and Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland.Customers will be able to search through the newly added selection of charities from 1 March 2018. Advertisement  1,975 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis698 Tagged with: affiliate marketing Amazon Trading Amazon is inviting registered UK charities to join AmazonSmile, its affiliate marketing service that lets customers generate a donation for charity each time they shop on Amazon.Each time customers shop at smile.amazon.co.uk Amazon will donate a percentage of the net purchase price for millions of eligible products. There is no additional cost or charge to customers or charities for this.Customers who shop with AmazonSmile can choose a charity to support before they start shopping. They can change to another charity at any time, should they wish.11 charities first benefited from SmileAmazon in the UK in 2017AmazonSmile first launched in the USA, and then expanded to the UK in November 2017, in time for Christmas, to benefit an initial group of 11 major charities. These included Cancer Research UK, The British Red Cross and The Royal British Legion. Now, however, small and large charities can sign up to benefit form it.Amazon would not reveal how much the scheme had raised so far for these initial charity participants.Amazon parcel boxes – Joe Ravi, Shutterstock.comHow much?In the USA alone, Amazon has donated over $69 million to charities through AmazonSmile since its launch.Amazon says that it will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price of eligible products (excluding VAT, shipping fees, and returns) on AmazonSmile.Jessica Blum, UK Manager, AmazonSmile, said: “We think our customers will love the opportunity to support a wide variety of charities up and down the country without having to change the way they shop.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis698 AmazonSmile can now benefit any UK charitycenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  1,974 total views,  5 views today Howard Lake | 1 February 2018 | News How do charities enrol to receive donations?In order to apply at org.amazon.co.uk and receive donations, the applicant must be an official representative of an eligible organisation, and then follow these steps:1.       Search for the charitable organisation by name or registered charity number and then select the organisation.2.       Create an organisation administrator account and accept the AmazonSmile Participation Agreement on behalf of the organisation.3.       Verify the email address4.       Submit the organisation’s bank account information.5.       Upload a copy of a bank statement to verify the organisation’s bank account information.Carmel McConnell MBE, founder of Magic Breakfast, one of the first UK charities to benefit from AmazonSmile, said: “The Amazon Smile team made the whole sign up process incredibly smooth and it has enabled us to invite greater support for UK schools where children arrive too hungry or malnourished to learn. We are really grateful and hope other charities will register to also benefit from this generous AmazonSmile customer initiative.”last_img read more

Funding opportunity & funder news round up

first_img  213 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 EMI Music Sound Foundation changes name to Universal Music UK Sound FoundationEMI Music Sound Foundation is celebrating its 21st anniversary, a landmark £8 million in donations, grants and bursaries aimed at improving access to music education for young people, and a name change.The Foundation is changing its name to Universal Music UK Sound Foundation, to reflect the support the independent charity receives from Universal Music Group, which set up the Foundation with a capital investment in 1997.Since its inception the Foundation has given awards to over 10,000 children and schools for the purchase of musical instruments, equipment and training, and supported 26 secondary schools across the country, investing a total of £2.4 million to help the schools specialise in performing arts and music. Each year, it supports an additional 200 children studying at these schools with the cost of their music lessons via the charity’s Hardship Fund, as well as funding training for 250 teachers in their feeder primary schools. As part of the 21st anniversary, on top of their yearly award of £6000, each of these sponsored state schools received an extra £5000 in funding for 2018.The Foundation also offers annual bursaries to 11 partner music colleges and organisations via a rolling programme. Bursaries are awarded to individual students to assist with their fees and living expenses, with more than 600 applicants benefitting from the programme. Adam Barker, Chair of Trustees, Universal Music UK Sound Foundation stated: “Since our inception in 1997, the Foundation has focused on ensuring that the significant benefits and the joy of studying music remain available to as many young people from all backgrounds across the UK as possible. Universal Music is proud that our support allows 100% of the charity’s funding to be channeled to the vital work that the newly re-named and highly respected Universal Music UK Sound Foundation undertakes year after year.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Funding opportunity & funder news round up Grants of up to £10,000 available through Community Business Trade Up ProgrammeApplications open for the Community Business Trade Up Programme on 17 September, with community businesses across England able to apply for a learning programme and a grant of up to £10,000.The Community Business Trade Up Programme is run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), in partnership with Power to Change, and will be open to applications until Wednesday 27 November.The programme supports community business leaders with:a fully funded learning programme of 12 learning days over nine monthsa Match Trading grant of up to £10,000a community of supportive peersThe learning programme aims to help community business leaders develop skills, strengths and networks to increase their impact, with a focus on increasing sales and income from trading. It will run from April to December 2020, with places for 80 community business leaders across England who will learn in groups of 10. The programme is delivered by the School for Social Entrepreneurs at seven locations across England.The Match Trading grant, created by SSE, is a new type of grant funding that matches an increase in income from trading pound-for-pound to incentivise social organisations to develop their trading base. The first cohort of the Community Business Trade Up Programme achieved a typical 92% increase in income from trading.Jenny Sansom, Programmes Manager at Power to Change said:“This programme will give a really important step up for relatively new community businesses and help them to focus on their trading activities and long-term sustainability. The first cohort of this kind of funding enjoyed a 92% increase in trading, which is a huge impact. I’m delighted to be opening up this programme for a new group of community businesses.”The Community Business Trade Up programme has already supported more than 200 community business leaders since 2017.Community businesses can find out more and apply now until 27 November 2019, on the SSE site.Power to Change and SSE will also be hosting a free webinar about the programme on 4 Oct at 11am. To register or watch the recording, follow this link. Applications open for £10,000 Peter Whittingham Jazz AwardHelp Musicians has opened the 2019 application process for a £10,000 jazz fund, the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award.Open to jazz musicians from all walks of life, the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award seeks out emerging jazz artists who have the creativity, ambition and commitment to develop a sustainable career in jazz, and encourages applications from those who are currently underrepresented in jazz such as women, people with disabilities and individuals from black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds.Jazz musicians, either solo or in groups of up to eight, who are at a tipping point in their career, are invited to apply via the website here by Monday 14 October. Auditions will be held in November 2019, and an independent panel of jazz experts, along with representatives of Peter Whittingham’s family, will select awardees for the fund.Now in its 29th year, The Peter Whittingham Jazz Award offers the winner £5,000 to undertake a creative project of their choice that will support their creative and professional development. The award can fund recording, filming, touring, performances, mentoring, collaboration and promotion. A further £5,000 is available for up to three rising talents through The Peter Whittingham Jazz Development Awards.  212 total views,  2 views today 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. New round of Tampon Tax Community Fund opensA new round of the Tampon Tax Community Fund is open for applications. Local groups supporting women and girls with issues like period poverty, domestic and sexual abuse, mental health and long-term unemployment can to apply for a share of £3.5 million.Groups anywhere in the UK can apply to their local Community Foundation for grants of up to £10,000 and the funding can only be used for projects or services that directly benefit women and girls.Priority will be given to grassroots organisations, organisations working with women or girls facing multiple challenges, user-led organisations and sustainable projects providing long-term solutions.UK Community Foundations Director of Programmes and Development Vicki Papworth said:“Grassroots groups are doing amazing work to support women and girls across the country. They often run on a shoestring budget and struggle to compete for the larger funding pots. We’re proud that Community Foundations have again been recognised by government for their local knowledge and will use this vital funding to support the groups on the ground making such a big difference to women’s lives.”Applications will be assessed by Community Foundations and shortlisted projects will go to a local panel who will decide which groups to award funding to. Successful projects are likely to be announced early in 2020. With a number of funding announcements being made over the past week, here is a round up of some of the opportunities available. Melanie May | 4 September 2019 | Newslast_img read more

Senate Back to Work on Farm Bill

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Senate Back to Work on Farm Bill Senate Back to Work on Farm Bill By Gary Truitt – Jun 3, 2013 Previous articleSeed Consultants 6/3/2013 Market Update with Gary WilhelmiNext articleTime to Apply for 2014 ASA/DuPont Young Leader Program Gary Truittcenter_img Facebook Twitter As Congress returned from the Memorial Day recess – the Senate returned to the farm bill debate. Votes were expected on an amendment to require the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation to carry out research and development regarding a crop insurance program for alfalfa and an amendment to increase the amount of international food aid money to be used for local purchases. According to the schedule issued by Senate Democrats – the latter vote may be by voice. It’s been expected that the Senate will try to finish the farm bill this week to clear the way for immigration reform next week. However – leaders had not reached agreement on the number of amendments to be offered on the farm bill and how long the debates would be before the weekend. Without that – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has previously vowed to move on to immigration. Source: NAFB News service SHARElast_img read more

Perdue Optimistic About 2020

first_img By Gary Truitt – Dec 29, 2019 When the clock strikes midnight and 2019 fades into the history books, most farmers will utter a big sigh of relief. Let’s face it, 2019 has been a rough year in most of agriculture. But, as we begin the new year, there are signs things are starting to improve, including purchases of ag products by China, promised final adoption of USMCA, and a market that is trending higher.Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue is  hoping for continued improvement in the new year.“I am hoping for a bonanza for the ag economy and the U.S. economy in general.  I hope farmers can plant with certainty, knowing they have a market for their crop.”He added, in the meantime, USDA would continue to work to open new markets in other parts of the world.Perdue told HAT, with trade deals set with China and Japan, the focus moves to other Asian markets such as, “Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, India. Those countries have hungry mouths as well.”Under Secretary for Trade Ted McKinney feels the USMCA deal will serve as a template for similar agreements with the UK, which is leaving the EU, and for several nations in Africa. If all this comes to pass, farmers will be getting better news in 2020 than they got in 2019. Facebook Twitter Previous articleTen Signs of Farm Financial Stress to WatchNext articleImproved Marketing Can Improve Farm Profit Potential Gary Truitt Perdue Optimistic About 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Perdue Optimistic About 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARElast_img read more

President Mubarak urged to keep promise he made three years ago

first_img News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Egypt Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison RSF_en News Exactly three years ago, the newly-elected president of the Union of Egyptian Journalists, Galal Aref, made an important announcement: President Hosni Mubarak had just telephoned him and had formally undertaken to abolish prison sentences for journalists in connection with their work. In effect, he was promising a major overhaul of the laws concerning press offences.Three years later, nothing has changed. Journalists still risk being imprisoned despite the semblance of a reform last year.Article 48 of the Egyptian constitution guarantees press freedom. But in practice, a string of laws have turned respect for this principle into an exception. In addition to the legal provisions for sentencing journalists to prison terms, the state of emergency in force since Mubarak became president in 1981 means that anyone suspected of disturbing the peace can be held without charge for six months or even more in some cases.The Union of Egyptian Journalists had been campaigning for an overhaul of press legislation before the president’s promise. The union submitted a draft law to the People’s Assembly (the lower house of parliament) in December 2000, but nothing came of it. When Mubarak gave his promise on 23 February 2004, it was immediately seen as an opportunity for reviving a debate about creating legislation that really respected the work of the press.But despite the president’s promise, the situation of journalists did not improve. Many received prison sentences for press offences. Abdul-Nasser Al-Zohairy of the independent daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, for example, was sentenced on appeal on 23 February 2006 to a year in prison for libel. His sentence was finally quashed on 3 March 2006 after negotiations between the union and the information ministry.The Union of Egyptian Journalists has tirelessly submitted and resubmitted its draft law during the past three years: in February 2004, then after the 2005 legislative elections, then three times in 2006 (in February, March and April). But the People’s Assembly has never examined the draft, which would abolish prison sentences for press offences in all the relevant laws, and would impose a ceiling for fines and damages so that they could not be used as a way to bankrupt a news organisation or journalist.On the other hand, the government submitted its own draft law to parliament on 19 June 2006. Far from meeting journalists’ expectations, the government’s bill took no account of the union’s proposals and even introduced a new offence punishable by imprisonment: insulting a person by accusing them of corruption. Corruption is a taboo subject in Egypt and the introduction of this offence would have effectively closed off any possibility of a serious journalistic investigation of the issue.The reaction from the Egyptian press and its allies was immediate and a major campaign ensued. Many journalists and human rights activists demonstrated outside the People’s Assembly on 9 July, while 24 newspapers and magazines went on strike and stopped publishing in protest.The offence of “accusation of corruption” was finally dropped from the draft law. In the end, only the criminal code was amended and other laws were left alone. While the possibility of prison sentences was suppressed for certain offences, in practice they were ones that had anyway ceased to be the subject of prosecutions.Thirty-five offences, including defamation and insulting President Mubarak or a foreign head of state, continue to be punishable by imprisonment. In the new law, the ceiling for certain fines has been doubled. In cases of very large fines, journalists can be imprisoned as debtors if they are not in a position to pay the fine immediately.Journalists are currently being prosecuted for articles they have written and are facing imprisonment. Ibrahim Issa, the editor of the weekly Al-Dustur, and Sahar Zaki, one of his journalists, have been sentenced to a year in prison and fines of 10,000 Egyptian pounds (1,400 euros) for insulting President Mubarak. They are currently awaiting a decision from the Cairo appeal court.Egyptian journalists working for foreign news media have not been spared. Howayda Taha of the Qatar-based satellite TV station Al-Jazeera is currently been prosecuted on a charge of “endangering the national interest and the country’s reputation” in connection with a documentary she was making about torture in Egyptian prisons. The trial is already under way, but the verdict will be handed down in her absence as she returned to Qatar after being released on bail on 14 January. February 21, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Mubarak urged to keep promise he made three years ago Help by sharing this information News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts In February 2004, President Hosni Mubarak promised to change the laws and abolish prison sentences for journalists in connection with their work. Three years later, the hoped-for changes have still not materialised. 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Court urged to acquit editor after releasing him conditionally

first_img News RSF_en to go further Follow the news on Venezuela November 22, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court urged to acquit editor after releasing him conditionally Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Leocenis García, the editor of the weekly Sexto Poder, has been released conditionally after being held for nearly three months for publishing a photomontage on its front cover in August that made fun of six leading women members of the government.García had been on hunger strike for the past two weeks to press for his release and the withdrawal of the charges against him.“The judicial authorities have finally seen reason and granted García a conditional release,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He should never have been detained. We hope he and Sexto Poder publisher Dinorah Girón will now be acquitted on the charges of inciting hatred, insulting officials and offending women, which bear no relation to the offending cartoon.“The photomontage may well have been of doubtful taste but there was absolutely no question of any criminal intention towards the persons it portrayed. The court must recognize that the charges are out of all proportion.” _______________15.11.11 – Call for immediate release of jailed editor, now on hunger strikeLeocenis García, the editor of the weekly Sexto Poder, has been on hunger strike for the past week in protest against his detention since 30 August on charges of inciting hatred, insulting officials and offending women by publishing a controversial cartoon of senior female officials on the cover. His lawyer told Reporters Without Borders that García intends to continue the hunger strike until the charges are dropped. The defence meanwhile intends to file a new petition in the next few days.“We cannot encourage García to put his health or life in danger and we therefore urge him to abandon this hunger strike,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But we join him in denouncing the absurdity of these proceedings and the misuse of preventive detention in the case of a man who turned himself in to the authorities. The way he is being treated flouts the most elementary legal principles including the presumption of innocence that applies to every person.”Reporters Without Borders is concerned to see no sign of any move by the government to defuse the current polarization, in which only media that do not support the government are the target of administrative measures.Using its powers under article 182 of the Telecommunications Organic Law, the National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) ordered the closure of five radio stations in the western state of Zulia – Titán, Coquivacoa, Kalor, Romance and Machiques Stereo – and had their broadcast equipment seized on 3 November for alleged “clandestine and illegal use of the radio waves.”Radio Kalor owner José Ramón Socorro said CONATEL’s representatives came with 50 members of the National Guard and stormed into the station “at the every moment that programmes critical of the government’s performance were being broadcast.”Luis Domingo Alvarez, news and opinion director of the Center AM and FM radio network, recently pointed out that 250 radio stations are currently unable to broadcast because they have been placed under a CONATEL moratorium, and more than a thousand other radio stations could soon follow suit because they are using frequencies that have been deemed illegal.Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the proposed “People’s Power Communication Law” that is to be debated in the National Assembly. “Is the intention really to restructure the media landscape in a balanced manner as other countries in the region have done,” Reporters Without Borders asked. “Or, when they talk of ‘People’s Power Media,’ do they mean those broadcast media that will be assigned a frequency because their editorial content finds favour? That is the issue.”The privately-owned TV news station Globovisión has meanwhile announced that it will file a new appeal before an administrative court in the next few days against the 2-millon-dollar fine it received on 18 October for its coverage of a prison riot last June, which was deemed to have justified criminal activity and disrupted public order. The size of the fine threatens the station’s survival. News Help by sharing this information Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela January 13, 2021 Find out more VenezuelaAmericas center_img VenezuelaAmericas New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets Receive email alerts News June 15, 2020 Find out more August 25, 2020 Find out more News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Organisation last_img read more

Registration Now Open for 2017 Pasadena Senior Games/California Senior Games Championships

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