The Lloyds share price keeps falling! Should I buy the stock now?

first_img Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The Lloyds (LSE: LLOY) share price has been a pretty terrible investment to own over the long run. There have been some periods in the past decade where the stock has put in a positive performance. But over the past 10 years, shares in the company have produced an annual total return of -1.5%. Over the same timeframe, the FTSE 100 has returned 5% per annum, including dividends. Unfortunately, the stock’s performance isn’t any better when we look at the last five years or 12-month periods. The stock has lost around 43% of its value over the past five years. Over the past year, it is off approximately 15%. 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…These figures suggest the bank has consistently disappointed investors. Nevertheless, past performance should never be used as a guide to future potential. Just because the stock has been a poor investment over the past decade doesn’t mean it’ll be a bad investment over the next 10 years. With that in mind, I’ve been taking a closer look at the Lloyds share price, with the view to adding the stock to my portfolio. Improving outlookLloyds’ problems over the past year have been well documented. As one of the UK’s largest banks, the lender’s fortunes are tied to those of the UK economy.When the economy struggles, Lloyds struggles as well. Last year, the economy posted one of the largest contractions on record. The lender is set to report billions of pounds in losses as a result. This isn’t the only challenge the group faces. Ultra-low interest rates have severely impacted its profit margins. It doesn’t look as if the Bank of England will increase interest rates anytime soon, which suggests this pressure will last for some time. So, those are the challenges the bank currently faces. But what about its opportunities?Lloyds share price opportunities  I believe these are twofold. If the UK economy rebounds over the next 12-24 months, the lender could see a substantial increase in demand for loans and other products, which would be great news for its bottom line.As well as this potential, Lloyds is also trying to diversify. It’s been expanding into wealth management and other products, as well as streamlining its existing bank operation to reduce costs. These initiatives may help it navigate the low-interest-rate environment. I believe these opportunities could help the company return to growth in 2021 and 2022. This may mean the Lloyds share price finally starts to produce a positive return for investors.The corporation has its challenges but, right now, it looks to me as if there’s a lot of negativity already factored into the share price. If the lender can overcome these challenges, I think investor sentiment towards the business could improve dramatically. Of course, this is only a rough guide. There’s no guarantee investor sentiment will improve if the company can return to growth. Nevertheless, despite Lloyds’ poor track record, I’d buy the stock for my portfolio today.  See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves The Lloyds share price keeps falling! Should I buy the stock now? Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 7th March, 2021 | More on: LLOY 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. 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Lions 2013: Western Force 17-69 Lions

first_imgForce – Tries: Brown, McCaffrey. Cons: Sheehan 2. Pen: Sheehan. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Leigh Halfpenny – He simply didn’t put a foot wrong. He slotted 11 kicks in all, but more impressive than his consistency was the angles he was putting them over from. He had no problem converting from the touchline – just as well given the number of tries scored in the corner.NotConor Murray – He tried to play like Mike Phillips but couldn’t quite match the Welshman’s physicality. He blew a couple of try-scoring chances by going himself rather than taking the time to weigh up his options.StatsJamie Heaslip contributed the most metres (118) and tackles (12), and beat the most defenders (8).The Lions put in twice as many passes as the Force, 175 to 86, and made 540 metres to 197.ScorersLions – Tries: Sexton, O’Driscoll 2, Croft, Heaslip, Vunipola, Bowe, Farrell, Parling. Cons: Halfpenny 9. Pens: Halfpenny 2. NOT FOR FEATURED Captain’s corner: Brian O’Driscoll dives over for the Lions second try and his first against Western ForceBy Sarah Mockford at Patersons Stadium in PerthIn a nutshellThe Lions scored nine tries as they made it two big wins from the first two matches of the 2013 tour, matches on two different continents it should be added! There were a few sticky patches when it was clear that the new Lions combinations hadn’t gelled completely and Western Force had their own spells of pressure, but overall it was an impressive attack-minded performance from the tourists. The backs linked well, the forwards hit hard, and the power and the pace they all brought to the Perth pitch was too much for a depleted Force side. The only sour note for the Lions was the fact that Cian Healy picked up an injury.Key momentBrian O’Driscoll’s first try in the 34th minute was crucial. The Lions had been defending for a significant period after lurching into a slump, but they then sparked into life down the left wing with some great interplay, Manu Tuilagi and George North putting in neat passes to set their captain on his way to the corner. This gave the Lions breathing space heading to the break.It should also be mentioned that O’Driscoll’s presence in midfield brought the best out of those around him. Tuilagi actually made more of an impact with his passing than his trademark battering-ram charges in this match and it was his pass to O’Driscoll that set up the Irishman’s second try.Great eight: Jamie Heaslip in full flightStar man – Jamie HeaslipThe No 8 produced the sort of performance that he’s delivered consistently for Leinster in recent years and that Ireland missed during the Six Nations. He was a prominent figure at the breakdown and linked well in open play, his power game in contrast to his soft hands, and he grew in presence as the minutes ticked by.Test watch – HotJohnny Sexton – The fly-half proved why he is the most important member of this touring squad. He was favourite for the No 10 shirt before the tour and has surely nailed it down with this display, conducting play superbly, guiding his new team-mates into space and showing sublime skills with hands and feet too.last_img read more

Big hits from the top two teams on the Top 14 table

first_imgSaturday Apr 24, 2010 Big hits from the top two teams on the Top 14 table Perpignan and Toulon are now both top of the French Top 14 table after good wins in their matches this afternoon. To go with that, we’ve got the big hits from their recent clash, the same match that was featured earlier in the week .Toulon and Perpignan are now both on 80 points, but the Catalans are ahead due to a better points difference, with their 44-0 win over Albi contributing towards that. Toulon on the other hand had to fight for their nailbiting 26-23 win over Brive at the Stade Amedee-Domenech.In the featured video here now though, we go back a week and bring you the best of the physicality from the two sides when they met in Marseille, and Toulon came out tops 33-23.You can see monster Henry Tuilagi smash Toulon captain Joe Van Niekerk twice in this clip, with the one hit being absolutely huge at the back of the lineout. Centre Mafileo Kefu put a great textbook tackle in on Vincent Candelon, breaking his arm on impact, and by the look of things giving himself a bit of a sore shoulder too.Sebastien Bruno had a huge handoff on Guilem Guirado, who later left the field, and in the same movement you can see Gavin Hume getting smashed around by both Sonny Bill Williams and Jocelino Suta.He bounced back well though and we later see him time the chase of his own kick perfectly as he flew into Jonny Wilkinson, with one of the bigger hits of the season so far.More clips to come soon. If there was anything you saw (or didn’t see) that you think should be featured on Rugbydump, you know what to do – EMAIL Try say the title of this post three times fast, then let the big hitting begin. Time: 03:39ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

The Lynx Rules to Rugby Union

first_imgThursday Sep 29, 2011 The Lynx Rules to Rugby Union Every now and then we come across a viral video that is an absolute must to be shared here on the RD. At other times, we find one with half naked girls in it. That’s the case today, and anything that’s written after this becomes irrelevant. The goal is to keep your attention over the next few paragraphs, so here goes. Of course, the chances are that isn’t going to happen and your hand is no doubt getting twitchy already. By now you’re wondering if all this build up is really worth it. I can tell you now, you’re wasting your time reading. But, if you’ve made it this far and want a bit of background info, here it is. This campaign comes from Lynx Australia, and explains the rules of rugby to those of us who either don’t know them, or are in desperate need of a recap. I can tell you that around the third viewing, it all starts to sink in.The interesting bit about this, other than the scantily clad ladies tackling each other, is that there are two versions of the video. Why, you say? Well, simply because even when it comes to gratuitous use of sex to sell, there’s competition between Australia and New Zealand, so there are two different endings. We’ve gone with the Kiwi version.This wasn’t going to get posted as it’s a little tacky and has already done the rounds via social media. With a majority male audience though, and some new rugby fans who possibly still need to learn the laws, we’ve buckled. Enjoy, share with your friends, and feel free to post your thoughts.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Canadian genocide condemned

first_imgMay 31 march.Photo: PowlessBeginning in 1820 and continuing until the 1980s in some provinces, Canada had an explicit policy of erasing the culture, languages and religion of Indigenous nations — First Nation, Métis and Inuit — by taking children from their parents and placing them in foster homes or residential schools.The government seized 150,000 children, of whom at least 6,000 died and thousands suffered physical and sexual abuse. The Catholic Church had a major hand in running these schools. Some leaders of Idle No More, a militant Indigenous rights group in Canada, have called on the Catholic pope to personally apologize for the church’s crimes.The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, set up by the Conservative-led national government in 2007, released its report of this program June 2. Thousands of people, mainly First Nation and their supporters, as well as contingents of Métis and Inuit, marched from Gatineau, Quebec, across the Ottawa River into Ottawa, the Canadian capital, on May 31. To the demonstrators, the publication of the TRC report officially acknowledged Canada’s policy of “cultural genocide,” which lasted for 160 years.Melissa Mollen-Dupuis, one of the founders of Idle No More, gave an interview June 7 to the French TV channel TV5, pointing out that Indigenous people had long known about this cultural genocide. They lived it; they felt it and its effects. But the question was: What would be the effect of the TRC report on the broader Canadian public?Mollen-Dupuis also said there had been “physical” genocide. Canada has had a number of “physical” exterminations — the clearest and most complete being the extinction of the Beothuks in 1829. This occurred in Newfoundland, which at that time was not part of Canada but was part of British North America.The Beothuks were a First Nation people, related to the Mik’maks of eastern Canada, who developed in Newfoundland after the Norse left L’Anse aux Meadows around 1000 C.E.They had very antagonistic relations with the European-origin fisher folk who began to settle Newfoundland in the 17th century, with raids going back and forth. The Beothuks generally lost in any physical confrontation due to the superior arms of the Europeans. They were gradually driven off the coast, where they caught fish and seals that were an important part of their diet, into the interior where they starved.The 2015 book “Unsettling Canada” presents a summary of the conditions Indigenous people face today in Canada: “Along with suffering all of the calamities of life that hit the poor with greater impact, our lives are seven years shorter than the lives of non-Indigenous Canadians. Our unemployment rates are four times higher. The resources to educate our children are only a third of what is spent on non-Indigenous children. Our youth commit suicide at a rate five times higher.” (page 8)Canada’s economy heavily depends on resource extraction. Indigenous peoples, while only 4.3 percent of all Canadians, are the majority in two territories: Nunuvut and Northwest Territories, which make up most of northern Canada. Indigenous peoples are often the majority in smaller areas in provinces like British Columbia and in territories like the Yukon. These majorities give physical weight to the legal and political demands Indigenous peoples are making, which are well documented in “Unsettling Canada” and on www.idlenomore.ca.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Free Mumia, free Meek Mill, free them all!

first_imgCampaigns to free Black journalist and young rapper merge amid exposé of corrupt Philly cops.The frame-up of rapper Meek Mill by Philadelphia cops bears a telling resemblance to the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Both stand as indictments of the entire injustice system.Recent revelations about the fraudulent arrest and imprisonment of Mill demonstrate what police and prison abolitionists have known for decades: The entire institution of mass incarceration is a crooked, racist system.Two ex-cops have come forward to accuse former colleagues of giving false testimony and fabricating evidence in order to lock up Mill on gun and drug offenses in 2008. Retired cop Jerold Gibson testified that the arresting officer, Reggie Graham, lied under oath during Mill’s trial.After securing a search warrant for Mill’s Southwest Philadelphia residence under false pretenses, Graham confronted Mill and claimed that the musician pointed a gun at him during the course of his arrest. Graham was the prosecution’s sole witness, and Mill was convicted and sentenced on his evidence alone.The Feb. 13 Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Reggie Graham is one of 26 police officers named in a “secret list” of corrupt cops maintained by the office of the district attorney. The second ex-cop, Jeffrey Walker, accused Graham of stealing money during drug busts. Graham retired two years ago.Like so many Black youth, Mill still in prisonYet Mill remains in prison after a purported violation of his ridiculous 10-year probation.The wildly unjust treatment of Meek Mill is just one of thousands of cases that enable the state to keep youths of color in bondage and forced labor. After being convicted on phony charges, they are then released to live under years of probation, which makes them extremely vulnerable to rearrest and further sentencing.District Attorney Larry Krasner has requested three months to investigate the more than two dozen crooked cops. Meanwhile, public defenders in the city are furious that they do not have access to this “secret list” of implicated officers and detectives, which could potentially affect dozens, if not hundreds, of cases.While a campaign to “Free Meek” has been boosted by many of his followers and fellow musicians, including Jay-Z and Sean Combs, it is perhaps less understood how strikingly Meek’s case parallels that of the legendary Philadelphia Black Liberation figure, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abu-Jamal has been held captive by the injustice system for nearly four decades, after being framed for the murder of a cop in 1981.Abu-Jamal was shot, gravely wounded and then severely assaulted during his arrest. Meek Mill, testified Walker, was not only beaten during his arrest but swore under oath that Graham bragged about arresting “that rapper boy” and “whoop[ing] his ass.” The court stenographer assigned to Mumia’s 1982 trial later gave a sworn affidavit that Judge Albert Sabo bragged in his chambers, “Yeah, I’m gonna help them fry the n——r.”Even if Krasner attempts to intervene on Mill’s behalf, his request for a retrial will still be determined by Judge Genece Brinkley — the same judge who sentenced him in 2008 and revoked his parole in November 2017. Similarly, Abu-Jamal’s repeated requests for appeal and retrial were denied by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Ron Castille, the same former district attorney who denied his appeals and signed his death warrant.Tentacles of capitalist state: cops, DA, courts and parole boardThe cops, the district attorney’s office, the courts and the parole boards each play their role in the injustice system. One sitting member of the Philadelphia parole board, who is also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, continues to block any hearings that could grant parole to the MOVE 9, innocent yet still imprisoned for nearly 40 years.DNA evidence recently exonerated Anthony Wright, falsely convicted for rape and murder in 1993. Now Andrew Swainson and Willie Veasy, both currently incarcerated in Pennsylvania, are demanding retrial, since the same crooked detectives who framed them were responsible for Wright’s arrest and conviction. A civil suit won by Wright has led to the release of over 10,000 pages of police documents that could invalidate Swainson and Veasy’s convictions.Also named in the suit were 11 other detectives who are accused of beating confessions out of suspects and imprisoning witnesses for days to pressure them to make false statements. Prosecutors withheld crucial evidence from clients’ defense attorneys, and cops were called to give false testimony. This is a systematic, institutionalized frame-up system; Meek Mill and Mumia Abu-Jamal are just two of its victims.Meanwhile Krasner, who came into office this January, has made some encouraging gestures. This week his office dropped more than 50 marijuana-related cases after a noticeable spike in arrests. It is unclear if these cases are related to the “secret list” of corrupt police officers.While the possession of small amounts of marijuana is only a citation-level offense in Philadelphia, many people of color are still arrested and charged with misdemeanors. Krasner has also announced his intention to prevent the deportation of immigrants who are charged with nonviolent crimes.Fill the courts for Mumia Feb. 26 and March 27Mumia Abu-Jamal is a proud representative of the thousands unjustly imprisoned across the country. He is currently one of 16 Pennsylvania prisoners who are appealing convictions overseen by Ronald Castille when he was both a Philadelphia DA and later a Pennsylvania Supreme Court judge. Upcoming court dates at Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center include a status report Feb. 26 and a hearing March 27.Supporters of Meek Mill are urged to join Mumia’s supporters in this larger struggle. Meek Mill’s case and the many ways the system fails Black youth will also be the focus of a town hall meeting entitled “Young Black America: A Philadelphia Story” on March 3 at Audenried Charter School.When we say, “Free Meek and free Mumia!” we also say, “Free them all!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Launch of Forbidden Stories project

first_img “Forbidden Stories puts investigative journalism at the center of the fight for press freedom and the protection of journalists. The goal of this innovative initiative is to use journalism to defend journalism and to guarantee access to freely and independently reported information. Through Forbidden Stories, we send a strong message to press freedom’s predators throughout the world.” Organisation Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sourcesEvents Organized crimeCorruptionJudicial harassmentEconomic pressureImpunityPredatorsFreedom of expression The Sinaloa cartel is one of the world’s most powerful drug cartels. Ever since the arrest of its long-standing boss, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, a bloody internal war has been fought over his succession. Javier Valdez interviewed one of the pretenders to El Chapo’s throne, Damaso “El Licenciado” López. Henchmen did everything possible to prevent its publication. Valdez was murdered a few weeks later, on May 15, 2017.2017 RSF Barometer:Forty-two journalists, five non-professional journalists, and eight media workers have been killed so far this year. A total of 183 journalists, 169 non-professional journalists and 13 media workers are currently detained.More than 700 journalists have been killed in connection with their work in the past ten years. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Freedom Voices Network announce the launch of Forbidden Stories, a project that aims to secure the data and information of threatened journalists and, when journalists are arrested or killed, to continue and publish their investigative reporting. Christophe Deloire, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) RSF_en “To continue and publish the work of journalists throughout the world who have been threatened, imprisoned or killed.” “The goal of Forbidden Stories is to publish and continue the work that other journalists cannot carry on because they have been threatened, imprisoned or killed. Our aim is to keep their stories alive and to ensure that as many people as possible have access to independently reported information about important subjects such as the environment, public health, human rights and corruption.” Laurent Richard, founder of Freedom Voices Network Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sourcesEvents Organized crimeCorruptionJudicial harassmentEconomic pressureImpunityPredatorsFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information News October 30, 2017 – Updated on October 31, 2017 Launch of Forbidden Stories project Combatting censorship by continuing “forbidden” investigations All journalists who feel threatened will be able to use encrypted communication to protect sensitive information and put their ongoing investigations in a safe place. Their stories will be secured and will never be published without their agreement. If something happens to them, Forbidden Stories will be in a position to finish their investigative stories in accordance with their instructions and to disseminate them widely thanks to a collaborative network of media committed to defending the freedom to inform.Forbidden Stories ensures that stories survive beyond borders, despite governments and despite censorship.A new information platform for the general publicEvery year, Forbidden Stories will conduct one or two in-depth collaborative investigations together with a network of international partner media outlets (TV, radio, print, and online). These investigative reports will be published throughout the world. Forbidden Stories will also regularly post short videos in several languages on social networks (Facebook and Twitter) in order to make the information available to as many people as possible, regardless of their language and country. The first storiesEleven journalists have been murdered in Mexico in 2017. This is more than in Syria or Iraq. Forbidden Stories has taken a particular interest in the work of three of these Mexican journalists – Cecilio Pineda, Miroslava Breach, and Javier Valdez – who were killed because they were doing investigative reporting on drug cartels. In short videos designed for social networks, Forbidden Stories highlights the sensitive and provocative stories these journalists were working on just before they were murdered. These shorts have been translated into nine languages so that these “forbidden stories” can reach as many people as possible and have the maximum impact.Local corruption is the most effective of the weapons used by the Mexican cartels. It allows them to operate with complete impunity and to the public’s detriment, abducting and terrorizing to the point that people flee the places where they live and work. In a Facebook video, Cecilio Pineda drew attention to the strange friendship between the head of a criminal gang and a local legislator. He was murdered on March 2, 2017, two hours after posting the video.In Chihuahua state, the drug cartels use all possible means to tighten their grip on the territory they control. Some even try to put their men in charge of the state’s towns and cities. Miroslava Breach published the names of municipal election candidates who were secretly backed by drug traffickers. She was murdered on March 23, 2017 and the newspaper she worked for subsequently closed down. On Twitter : @FbdnStories #ForbiddenStoriesThe Forbidden Stories Website will be live at 7 pm (Paris Time) // 2 pm (EST time)Press contacts:USAMargaux Ewen: mewen[at]rsf.org // 202 204 5548Noni Ghani: nghani[at]rsf.org // 202 204 5554France/InternationalEmilie Boulay, eboulay[at]rsf.org, 00 33 (0)6 77 92 16 77 last_img read more

Government seeks at all cost to control news coming out of Irrawaddy delta

first_img Receive email alerts News MyanmarAsia – Pacific News Organisation Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association, an organisation of Burmese journalists in exile, condemn a series of measures taken by military government in the past few days to control news and information coming out of the cyclone-hit Irrawaddy delta Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association, an organisation of Burmese journalists in exile, condemn a series of measures taken by military government in the past few days to control news and information coming out of the cyclone-hit Irrawaddy delta The blogger and comedian known by the stage name of Zarganar was arrested without explanation on 5 June. The police began confiscating satellite dishes on 6 June in order to deny Burmese access to foreign news media. And the official press published articles denigrating the foreign media on 8 June. Furthermore, several journalists have been expelled in recent weeks and it has become impossible to get a press visa.“We call for the immediate release of Zarganar, whose arrest is typical of the contempt shown by military junta towards those who express themselves freely,” the two organisations said. “Zarganar is very well known in Burma. In his sketches and in the blog he has keep since August 2007 (http://zarganar-windoor.blogspot.com/), he defends human rights and condemns the junta’s behaviour. He had become a source of news and information.”Zarganar, who has been dubbed the “Burmese Charlie Chaplin,” gave an interview to a foreign TV station on the eve of his arrest in which he criticised the government and referred to a group of 400 people who have managed to provide relief assistance to the victims of last month’s cyclone despite a government ban. The group cooperated with another one founded by a Buddhist month.The authorities told Zarganar’s family that they would hold him for “only two days” in order to question him, but he has not been released. Help by sharing this information MyanmarAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar RSF_en June 11, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government seeks at all cost to control news coming out of Irrawaddy delta May 26, 2021 Find out more RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum News News to go further May 12, 2021 Find out more “Many journalists are being prevented from working freely and the foreign media are being attacked in the official press, which is trying to discredit them,” Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association said. “Activists are playing a vital role in providing news and information through what they are posting online. We condemn the way the authorities are deliberately trying seal the citizens of the Irrawaddy delta behind a wall of silence.”Several foreign journalists, including CNN and Time reporters have been deported in the past few weeks and others have been refused visas.The New Light of Myanmar, a government newspaper, referred to “enemy” radio stations on 8 June. “The storm is now no more. However, the enemy that is more destructive than (Cyclone) Nargis has reared its ugly head,” the newspaper said. “It is time (that) the foreign broadcasting stations and their accomplices knew that their instigation and propaganda are good for nothing. And they should stop broadcasting such kinds of fabricated news.” (See below)According to Burmese exile media reports , the police are also confiscating the satellite dishes that Burmese citizens use to receive foreign TV stations. Around 50 dishes were reportedly seized from a Rangoon store on 6 June.The Burmese board of censors has banned news and pictures about the cyclone not only in local newspapers and monthly magazines but also in foreign magazines, such as the 26 May and 2 June issues of Time magazine.About Zarganar US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Follow the news on Myanmar May 31, 2021 Find out more About press freedom in Burma About the Internet in Burma last_img read more

Jackson urges high turnout for meeting on St Joseph’s Hospital

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Jackson urges high turnout for meeting on St Joseph’s Hospital By admin – February 2, 2016 Previous articleSinn Fein launches its “New Deal for the West”Next articleDonegal success in CIE Tours International Awards for 2015 admin Facebook Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Google+center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic A Donegal Election Candidate is urging people in the Finn Valley to attend Thursdays meeting about the future of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Stranorlar.Last week, The Health Minister said he couldn’t give ‘any cast iron guarantees’ on the future of St Joseph’s Hospital in Stranorlar, Lifford Hospital or the Ramelton Community Nursing Unit. He would not commit to long stay residential nursing care in the facilities, after a government press release last week indicated that would be centralised in a new unit in Letterkenny.The meeting to discuss St Joseph’s takes place on Thursday evening in the Finn Valley Centre, Independent Candidate Tim Jackson is urging people to attend……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/jackson.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterestlast_img read more

Whether Motor Accident Compensation Under Head “Love And Affection” Can Be Granted? Supreme Court To Examine

first_imgTop StoriesWhether Motor Accident Compensation Under Head “Love And Affection” Can Be Granted? Supreme Court To Examine LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK14 Jan 2021 11:26 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has issued notice in a batch of special leave petitions which raised the issue whether Motor Accident Compensation under head “Love and Affection” can be granted?The bench comprising Justices Indu Malhotra and Ajay Rastogi noted that the Constitution Bench decision in National Insurance Company Ltd Vs Pranay Sethi and Ors. 2017 (16 ) SCC 680 does not provide for such…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?LoginThe Supreme Court has issued notice in a batch of special leave petitions which raised the issue whether Motor Accident Compensation under head “Love and Affection” can be granted?The bench comprising Justices Indu Malhotra and Ajay Rastogi noted that the Constitution Bench decision in National Insurance Company Ltd Vs Pranay Sethi and Ors.  2017 (16 ) SCC 680 does not provide for such a head. It was further noticed that the issue is seen covered in United India Insurance Co. Ltd. vs. Satinder Kaur @ Satwinder Kaur & Ors. followed in New India Assurance Company Limited versus Somwati 2020 (9) SCC 644, wherein it has been held that compensation can be awarded only for loss of consortium, and not for loss of Love and Affection.In Somwati, it was observed that ‘loss of love and affection’ is comprehended in ‘loss of consortium’, hence, there is no justification to award compensation towards ‘loss of love and affection’ as a separate head.”Several Tribunals and High Courts have been awarding compensation for both loss of consortium and loss of love and affection. The Constitution Bench in Pranay Sethi (supra), has recognized only three conventional heads under which compensation can be awarded viz. loss of estate, loss of consortium and funeral expenses. In Magma General (supra), this Court gave a comprehensive interpretation to consortium to include spousal consortium, parental consortium, as well as filial consortium. Loss of love and affection is comprehended in loss of consortium. The Tribunals and High Courts are directed to award compensation for loss of consortium, which is a legitimate conventional head. There is no justification to award compensation towards loss of love and affection as a separate head.”, it was held in Satinder Kaul (a three judge bench judgment)Case: NEW INDIA ASSURANCE CO. LTD. vs. KUSUM & ORS. [Special Leave to Appeal (C) No(s). 6023/2020]Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more