3 FTSE 100 stocks I’d consider buying during a market crash

first_img3 FTSE 100 stocks I’d consider buying during a market crash “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” T Sligo has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings and 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. 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. See all posts by T Sligo 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img T Sligo | Friday, 21st February, 2020 | More on: HSBA Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. It seems like every day, someone is predicting the next market crash.Of course, no one can say exactly when – or if – it will happen. But I believe that if it does, it will be unlike any of the historic crashes that have preceded it.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 reason is that the way many professionals invest has changed. Often much of the decision-making is now done by computer software. Through algorithms, the computer crunches balance sheet data, making a judgement based on predetermined risk tolerance levels. How does this affect what will happen during a market crash?Who knows. It could mean that a sell-off would be more widespread if the data shows the stock will not return the required amount in a reasonable time limit. On the other hand, the opposite might happen, as there will be no emotional input into decision-making.As individual investors, I believe we have the upper hand. We can pick stocks based upon the tangible, without the thought of angry bosses and customers breathing down our necks if the required returns are not reached. The only people we have to answer to are ourselves.If there is a market crash, I will be watching these three stocks very closely.HSBCHistorically, banks have taken a battering during market crashes. Investors might fear that loans will not be repaid and that customers will refrain from taking out mortgages. Taking on Warren Buffett’s advice to “be greedy when others are fearful”, I think a bear market might present a perfect opportunity to buy some banking shares.I particularly like HSBC (LSE: HSBA), due to its international diversity.Admittedly, this has not always worked in the investor’s favour. Geopolitical tensions – such as the US-China trade war, and the Hong Kong protests – being among some of the reasons the HSBC share price has slumped recently. But for buyers, I believe the HSBC stock price is trading at a good value. It currently has a price-to-earnings ratio of 12, and a prospective dividend yield of 6%. Over the next two years, HSBC is targeting cost cuts of around £3.5bn, due to falling profits.I believe that taking on an element of international exposure could help balance an investment portfolio, and might limit the damage caused by localised market crashes or recessions.LloydsAnother banking stock I am starting to like is Lloyds Banking Group. Of late, the bank has renewed its focus and has taken on cost-cutting measures. Lloyds’ revenue predominantly emanates from the UK. I expect that during a market crash, the stock price might tumble, enabling investors to pick up a bargain.UnileverIn a bear market, I will also be watching the Unilever share price very closely. In the past, I have pointed out that it might just be a wonderful company trading at a fair price.I think consumable companies could perform well during a market crash, as investors will hope that customers won’t change their spending habits on low-cost items. It might be wishful thinking, but imagine if Unilever was trading in the bargain buy category. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Is Moneysupermarket stock a buy after its recent jump?

first_imgIs Moneysupermarket stock a buy after its recent jump? 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! Moneysupermarket.com (LSE: MONY) reported earnings for FY2020 on 18th February. As most expected, the year was tough for the online price comparison company. Revenues during the period fell 11%, driven primarily by a particularly dramatic decline in the company’s travel and money segments, the latter of which fell 27%. Operating profit also fell by 26% over the period, reflecting the negative pressure on margins and free cash flow declined by over 30%. Despite this news, Moneysupermarket’s stock price jumped 7% after earnings were released.This was largely due to the management’s optimistic tone regarding the future. During the presentation, CEO Peter Duffy expressed his confidence in the fundamental outlook for the industry, saying that one should expect growth to return to “around mid-single digit” growth after the Covid-19 pandemic. Scilla Grimble, CFO, also stated that the recovery of the company’s financials were dependent on the pace of lockdown measures easing. With the vaccine programme progressing at a fast pace and the government setting a plan for the final lifting of restrictions, this also gave reason for investors to be optimistic.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…Management also did much to reduce investors’ fears over the impact of new regulations due to come in at some point this year, banning the practice of price walking. Essentially, this would force insurance providers to charge the same price to new and existing customers. As price walking has historically been a key reason why customers have come to price comparison sites, such a move is likely to negatively impact the demand for Moneysupermarket’s insurance comparison services. However, during the earnings presentation, Peter Duffy made the point that price walking is only one reason why customers come to these sites and that the new regulations in the auto insurance industry – allowing customers to manually switch providers – should offset at least some of this reduction in demand.Is Moneysupermarket stock a buy?Although there are reasons to be optimistic about the future, this isn’t enough to determine whether or not Moneysupermarket stock is a buy. I also need to look at the long-term fundamentals and the company’s valuation. Looking at the fundamentals, it is clear to me that Moneysupermarket is a high quality business. The company has a long history of consistent growth, with this year being the first since 2009 where revenues have not grown year-on-year. Margins are also high, with operating profit and net profit margins averaging 29% and 23% respectively over the last five years. The company is very efficient as demonstrated by its high return on capital employed (48% over the last five years) and it has a dominant position in its industry. Moneysupermarket is also making encouraging investments in technology and customer personalisation, as well as moving into the relatively new market mortgage comparisons. These moves should help the company to grow well into the future.At the time of writing, shares in Moneysupermarket are trading at around 291p, representing a trailing twelve month price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio 22.6. This is very similar to the FTSE 250, which was trading at the same P/E ratio as of 1st January 2020. Given the information above, I think the company is a higher quality business and has better growth prospects than the average company in the FTSE 250, making Moneysupermarket stock a buy for my portfolio. Ollie Henry owns shares in Moneysupermarket.com. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Moneysupermarket.com. 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. Ollie Henry | Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 | More on: MONY Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Gavin Hastings picks his British & Irish Lions starting XV for 2013

first_imgThursday Nov 8, 2012 Gavin Hastings picks his British & Irish Lions starting XV for 2013 Ahead of the Autumn Internationals and with seven months until the first Test, former British & Irish Lions captain Gavin Hastings has selected the players he would choose as the starting fifteen for the Lions tour of Australia next year. Hastings, an official HSBC Ambassador for the 2013 tour, has picked a side based on players that have already played international rugby, and chose to mix youth with experience.He’s opted for five England players, five Wales, three Ireland, and two Scotland.Former Scotland fullback Hastings – who played 61 times for his country and six for the Lions – has decided to take Brian O’Driscoll on tour, citing his experience as invaluable. He also opted to go with Danny Care at number nine, rather than 2009 starter Mike Phillips.Other interesting calls are that he’s chosen to bring in France based fullback Lee Byrne, but not select Wales captain Sam Warburton. Scotland’s Dutch born winger Tim Visser, who scored two tries on his Test debut against Fiji a few months back, gets a starting spot on the wing.The Gavin Hastings Lions XV:15. Lee Byrne, 14. George North, 13. Brian O’Driscoll, 12. Jonathan Davies, 11. Tim Visser, 10. Jonny Sexton, 9. Danny Care, 8. Nick Easter, 7. Chris Robshaw, 6. Stephen Ferris, 5. Courtney Lawes, 4. Richie Gray, 3. Adam Jones, 2. Matthew Rees, 1. Joe MarlerWhat do you think of his selections, and how would yours differ? ADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Pride of Britain Awards seek fundraiser of the year nominations

first_img Howard Lake | 14 July 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Pride of Britain Awards are seeking nominations from the public for those “truly remarkable people who make our world a better place”. One of the awards categories is for the Fundraiser of the Year, “to recognise a tireless charity fundraiser of any age.”The awards and the awards ceremony receive major coverage on GMTV, the ITV1 network, the national press, national and regional radio and national magazines.Nominations can be made by individuals, but charities and voluntary organisations, as well as the emergency services also make their nominations.Nominations must be received by midnight on 1 August 2008.www.prideofbritain.com Pride of Britain Awards seek fundraiser of the year nominations Tagged with: Awards  18 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.last_img read more

Thousands protest massacre in Quebec mosque

first_imgPeople attend a vigil for victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting in Montreal.A white supremacist named Alexandre Bissonnette walked into the Grand Mosque in Quebec City, Canada, on Jan. 29 and allegedly killed six people and seriously injured at least nine more while they were praying. These were the first murders in Quebec City in the past 21 months.Bissonnette used a high-powered rifle, for which he received training from gun clubs in the Quebec City area, and a pistol. According to a video on VTA, a Canadian news service, the rifle had enough power to propel bullets through walls in the mosque.The names of the victims are brothers Mamadou Tanou Barry and Ibrahima Barry, Abdelkrim Hassane, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti and Azzeddine Soufiane. Although all were Canadian citizens, two were from Algeria, two from Guinea in West Africa, one from Morocco and one from Tunisia. Between them, they had 17 children, most of them young. (TVA, Jan. 31)Most of the victims had professional or skilled jobs, which goes along with Quebec’s deliberate attraction of educated immigrants who are French-speaking, particularly from West Africa and Haiti.Fox News and the alt-right media immediately reported that it was two Muslims shouting “Allahu Akbar” that carried out the massacre. This report was picked up thousands of times and was trending as a top story. Fox News didn’t retract its false story until the office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called them.Once the fact that the massacre had been committed by a white French Canadian was revealed, imbued with the rants of Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s soft fascist National Front, U.S. media coverage of this massacre plummeted.Biased news didn’t stop solidarityBut in Canada, one night after the massacre, thousands of people, many from the tight-knit Guinean community in Quebec City, filled the square in front of the mosque, in bitterly cold weather — in the low teens — for a memorial vigil and demonstration. The prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau; the premier of Quebec, Philippe Couillard; and the mayor of Quebec City, Régis Labeaume, spoke after some prayers were offered by Muslim religious leaders.There weren’t a lot of signs, but the ones on the video clips from La Presse (Jan. 31) read: “Unity and Solidarity against islamophobia,” “Let us unite against hate” and “We are all Québecois.” It was a solemn march. La Presse quoted a teacher from the University of Quebec at Rimouski (UQAR) that the words of Donald Trump had called out a monster.Smaller vigils took place in the regions of Quebec to the east of Quebec City, on both sides of the Saint Lawrence River: Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Îles-de-la-Madeleine and the Côte-Nord (North Coast). The North Coast has significant First Nation (Indigenous) communities. Both Rimouski, a city of 50,000 on the Gaspé Peninsula, and Sept-Iles, a terminus of a First Nation-owned rail line to the iron mines of Labrador, have mosques.UQAR is trying to figure out how to protect some 350 students who are Muslims.There has been quite a sharp, vigorous campaign mounted against “trash radio” (“radio poubelle”), which spews racism, sexism, xenophobia and Islamophobia and has called for the assassin to be ­pardoned.There were more vigils/commemorations held throughout Canada. The DawaNet Fund announced that it had raised $135,000 for the bereft families and received thousands of messages of support.The three victims from North Africa are going to be buried in their home countries. The other three are going to be buried in Montreal, since there isn’t a Muslim cemetery in Quebec City. The mayor of that city announced at the funeral service for the three, which was held in a hockey rink and drew 5,000 people, that he would guarantee that one would be constructed.Canada has accepted 40,000 Syrian refugees in the past year. While there are certainly some Canadians with reactionary, backward opinions, they have been met with vigorous opposition on many different levels. A number of Canadians are urging their country to accept more refugees.While accepting tens of thousands of Syrian refugees practically challenges Trump’s freeze on Syrian refugees in the U.S., Canada is not going to say anything much about it, given the tremendous influence the U.S. has on its economy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

New school program introduced

first_imgLinkedin Dr. Karen Steele, the new dean of Interdisciplinary Studies, answer emails on her computer (photo by Richard Edgemon) Richard Edgemonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/richard-edgemon/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Previous articleSoccer remains undefeated with draw against SMUNext articleSchool of Music chooses new interim director Richard Edgemon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Review: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ tells a meandering story with stunning visuals, anime action TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Richard Edgemon Richard Edgemonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/richard-edgemon/ Twitter Richard Edgemonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/richard-edgemon/center_img Review: ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ has a striking visual style but fails to excite or enthrall Richard Edgemonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/richard-edgemon/ printLooking around her office with several full bookshelves lining the walls, the new dean of the school of interdisciplinary studies still feels like she is missing half of her library.This semester, the school of Interdisciplinary studies (SIS) starts its inaugural year after the approval from Chancellor Victor Boschini and campus administration, appointing Dr. Karen Steele as the dean for SIS and as associate vice provost.Steele was the chair of the English Department until two weeks ago, when she moved to her office on the third floor of Rees-Jones Hall.Steele earned a doctorate in English literature, specializing in ethnic and the literature of developing nations, specifically Irish literature.“My speciality in Irish and ethnic literature has always been considered interdisciplinary studies, so it’s been around for a while,” Steele said. “What’s changing is how people are perceiving interdisciplinary studies.“The biggest problems we face like climate change or global inequality can’t be answered from one discipline expertise,” Steele said. “We have to build bridges from one expert to another and bridges with the community to get real world changes”SIS currently house the departments of comparative race and ethnic studies (CRES), women and gender studies (WGST), the Intensive English Program and the Department of Ranch Management. Steele said that both CRES and WGST “model the best practices for the campus in terms of teaching and research around diversity, equity and inclusion.”Diversity and inclusion are issues Steele said she cares deeply about, serving as the the co-chair of diversity, equity and inclusion committee and the academic profile and reputation committee for the camps Lead on campaign.The school will also oversee the Idea factory, which provides entrepreneurial training for those not affiliated with the Neeley School of Business, and FrogFolio programs. Facebook ReddIt + posts TV Review: Netflix’s new show doesn’t lecture viewers about sex TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Facebook Twitter Review: ‘First Reformed’ beautifully wrestles with faith and sacrificelast_img read more

Italian woman reporter defies mafia death threats

first_img On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News to go further ItalyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeWomenCorruption Organisation November 23, 2020 Find out more July 20, 2018 Italian woman reporter defies mafia death threats News Marilu Mastrogiovanni / DR ItalyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeWomenCorruption Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities in southern Italy’s Puglia region to publicly condemn the latest death threats received by Marilú Mastrogiovanni, a Puglia-based investigative reporter who has been under police protection for years, and to do whatever is necessary to ensure her safety. Follow the news on Italy “Despite this surge in threats, Marilú Mastrogiovanni courageously refuses to be silenced and is determined to continue her investigative reporting,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. “It is vital that the local authorities firmly and publicly condemn these threats and seize this opportunity to demonstrate their support for her in a concrete manner.” The editor of Il Tacco d’Italia, a regional news website that she founded in 2003, Mastrogiovanni specializes in covering the “Sacra Corona Unita”, the main mafia-style organized crime network in Puglia. In recent years, she has taken a particular interest in waste management in Puglia, which – thanks to the complicity of certain local government representatives – has become a major source of profits for this mafia group. RSF_en center_img Help by sharing this information Because of the direct and explicit threats she has received in the past from both the Sacra Corona Unita and local officials in Puglia, Mastrogiovanni is one of the ten Italian journalists currently receiving full-time police protection. RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Often called Italy’s “fourth mafia” – after Sicily’s Costa Nostra, Calabria’s ‘Ndrangheta and the Camorra in Naples – Puglia’s Sacra Corona Unita is just as powerful and dangerous as the other three. Receive email alerts Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union She nonetheless regards this protection as inadequate, given the danger that this organized crime group represents : “I’ve left my home in Casarano in order to protect my husband and my children, because I couldn’t be sufficiently protected from a possible attack,” she told RSF. “There are not enough police officers to combat the mafia and to defend the journalists who cover this subject.” The threats increased after she recently published an investigative story about organized crime’s suspected infiltration into the tourism sector in southern Puglia’s Salento region, which is famous for its beach resorts and mountain villages. Bags of trash were spilled outside her home as a warning at the end of June. Two week later, on 7 July, she found around 4,000 emails containing death threats in the website mail server’s inbox. December 2, 2020 Find out more Covering mafia networks or criminal gangs exposes reporters to deadly danger in Italy, which is ranked 46th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. In addition to the ten Italian journalists currently getting close, round-the-clock police protection, around 200 others received occasional protection in 2017. News News November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Uzbekistan: Concern mounts for long-imprisoned journalist moved into solitary confinement

first_imgNews December 17, 2016 – Updated on December 19, 2016 Uzbekistan: Concern mounts for long-imprisoned journalist moved into solitary confinement News “The Uzbek authorities have already stolen Muhammad Bekjanov’s health and 17 years of his life,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “How much more time will they continue to persecute this journalist, whose only crime was to have done his job in an honest and courageous manner?” “The immediate release of Muhammad Bekjanov and others imprisoned for the exercise of freedom of speech, would be a positive sign by the new president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, that he is looking to pursue reform and reverse Uzbekistan’s terrible human rights record,” said Steve Swerdlow, Central Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch. “It would show that Uzbekistan’s new leader is willing to end impunity for the abuses committed during Islam Karimov’s long reign,” added Brigitte Dufour, director of IPHR. Читать по-русски / Read in RussianPrison authorities in Uzbekistan have placed Muhammad Bekjanov, one of the world’s longest-imprisoned journalists, in solitary confinement, the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia (AHRCA), Freedom House, Human Rights Watch, International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR), the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), and the Uzbek–German Forum for Human Rights (UGF) said today.Bekjanov, 62, has been in prison for 17 years, and the move could be a sign that the government is preparing to extend his prison term yet again. He is in very poor health and his condition could decline rapidly in solitary confinement, the groups said. The Uzbek government and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev should ensure his immediate and unconditional release. The onetime editor of what was Uzbekistan’s leading opposition newspaper, Bekjanov has been imprisoned since 1999. He was awarded Reporters Without Borders’ Press Freedom Prize in 2013. Follow the news on Uzbekistan Uzbekistan is ranked 166 out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. At least nine other journalists are currently jailed in Uzbekistan connection with their work. Many opposition politicians, human rights defenders and other civil society representatives languish in prison, along with thousands of people arbitrarily accused of “religious extremism.” Braunerg is herself now being harassed by the authorities. She has been constantly followed for the past two years or so, and has not been allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment. Bekjanov, who has a wife and three children, has already been a victim of this practice. He was given an additional sentence of four years and eight months in February 2012, just days before he was due to be released. “Muhammad Bekjanov’s solitary confinement is an ominous sign that causes us to fear that his health could deteriorate and that his sentence could be extended again,” said Nadejda Atayeva, the head of the AHRCA. “The international community must do everything in its power to save him.” UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImpunityPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionRSF Prize Receive email alerts February 11, 2021 Find out more The sentences of political prisoners are often arbitrarily extended in Uzbekistan on the ground that they allegedly violated article 221 of the criminal code by “refusing to comply with the prison administration’s legal requirements.” These additional sentences are typically imposed on the basis of false testimony and without due process. Prisoners can be given successive sentence extensions that in practice amount to life in prison. He is being held in Prison No. 48, in Zarafshon, in the central Navoiy region. When his brother, Jumanazar Bekjanov, tried to visit him there on December 13, 2016, prison officials said he was in solitary confinement and would not be able to receive a visitor until January 10, 2017. No one at the prison would say how long he had been in solitary or why he was being held there. Bekjanov has been repeatedly tortured in prison. He has lost many teeth and much of his hearing as a result of mistreatment and a serious case of tuberculosis that was left untreated for a long time. After repeatedly refusing to allow the lawyer appointed by his family, Polina Braunerg, to see Bekjanov, the prison authorities finally told her earlier this year that she needed to show a letter from him requesting her visit. But this is impossible because he does not know that she is acting as his defence lawyer. Organisation RSF_en center_img Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term For more information, please contact: In recent years, he has suffered from intermittent acute pain as well as permanent discomfort from an inguinal hernia that developed when he was assigned to prison work making bricks. He has refused to undergo an operation because operations in prison are usually carried out with no anaesthetic and little hygiene. In Berlin, for the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights, Umida Niyazova (Russian, English): [email protected], @UmidaNiyazovaIn Geneva, for the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Ivar Dale (Russian, English, Norwegian): [email protected] Twitter: @IvarDaleIn Le Mans, for the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia, Nadejda Atayeva (Russian): +33-6-17-46-1963 or [email protected] Twitter: @AtayevaNadejdaIn Los Angeles, for Human Rights Watch, Steve Swerdlow (English, Russian): +19175350375 or [email protected] Twitter: @steveswerdlowIn Paris, for Reporters Without Borders, Johann Bihr (English, Russian, French): +33-1-44-83-86-67 or [email protected] Twitter: @RSF_EECAIn Washington DC, for Freedom House, Ella Asoyan (English, Russian): [email protected] Twitter: @FreedomHouseDC Related documents Uzbekistan PR_16.12.2016_RUPDF – 385.29 KB UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImpunityPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionRSF Prize News News In Brussels, for the International Partnership for Human Rights, Brigitte Dufour (English, Russian, French): +32-473-36-38-91; or [email protected] Twitter: @IPHR New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Islam Karimov, who ruled Uzbekistan from independence until his death in August, was succeeded by former Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev after an election that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said was “devoid of genuine competition.” More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption to go further October 15, 2020 Find out more Karimov took advantage of a series of bombings in Tashkent in 1999 to silence outspoken critics by prosecuting them as accomplices to the attacks. Like many pro-democracy activists, Bekjanov was tried in this way and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Yusuf Ruzimuradov, a fellow Erk journalist who was arrested at the same time as Bekjanov, is also still in jail. As the editor of Erk (Freedom) in the early 1990s, Bekjanov tried to initiate a debate on such taboo subjects as the state of the economy, the use of forced labor in the cotton harvest and the Aral Sea environmental disaster. His brother, the well-known poet and government opponent Muhammad Salikh, was theonly person to run against President Karimov in the December 1991 election. The groups also noted that an amnesty passed by the Uzbek senate on October 12 applies to prisoners over the age of 60 and should therefore be applicable to Bekjanov, who ought to be freed without delay. However, political prisoners have usually been excluded from the amnesties that have been issued in recent years. May 11, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Saved by the (Church) Bell: HRock is at Home at the Ambassador

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday In 2004, Pasadena’s historic Ambassador Auditorium (AA) had a date with demolition. At that point, the historic facility had been dark for almost a decade.“The wrecking ball was basically just around the corner,” recalled Ambassador General Manager Doug Huse.Then an eleventh-hour save took place through the efforts of Harvest Rock Church. The church needed a sanctuary and the dusty Auditorium was the perfect place. Despite the cobwebs, Harvest Rock found itself in possession of a structurally sound and magnificent building.“Worldwide Church of God (previous owners of the Ambassador Auditorium) had taken very good care of it,” says Huse.There was, however, much revitalization to be done. An impressive amount of restoration went into the well-known fountain and egret sculptures by Sir David Wynne. The brass and bronze sculptures, which weigh one ton per bird, had to be rebuilt. The fountain had to be resealed to stem the flow of 500,000 gallons of water toward the building’s foundation.Other restoration efforts included insulation, sound system and lighting upgrades and a restoration of the lobby windows to eliminate harmful UV rays. All of Ambassadors’ interior acousticalelements, baffles and sound curtains that made AA world famous were preserved. Ambassador’s reputation as the Carnegie Hall of the West had been preserved – hence its popularity in the classical music world today. Huse says that people are often amazed and appreciative when they visit and see how the historic building has been maintained.Harvest Rock Church itself was born in the course of a prayer meeting in the 1990s in the home of Pastor Che and SueAhn. From that humble beginning with 30 people, the church was able to grow in the course of just four short years, to a 2,500 seat auditorium where meetings were then conducted five nights a week for almost four years. Shortly after, the Ahns and their congregation launched “Harvest International Ministry” (HIM) in 1996 to aid the poor around the world. HIM now works in over 50 nations with 20,000+associated churches and ministries.The site now serves all of the church’s ministries. It also reflects its roots as an arts venue through The Pasadena Symphony, Pasadena Pops, California Philharmonic and LA Chamber Orchestras, The LA Children’s Chorus, New York Salvation Army Brass Band, Burbank Philharmonic, The Colburn School and Ambassador’s first theatrical production by the Shakespearian League of Pasadena, “The Wizard of Oz.”Also part of HRock’s community outreach is The City of Pasadena, Rusnak Auto Group and the Tournament of Roses.The building has been seen in the film version of “Dream Girls,” and the popular TV series “24,” “Mad Men,” “Leverage,” “48 Hours,” and “Scandal.” Major corporations, from Toyota, Microsoft to Nickelodeon, commonly use the campus for commercials in and around the auditorium.Thanks to the efforts of Harvest Rock Church, the historic building is now in constant use. But no matter what is happening during the week, Sunday morning is about church.In 2010, Harvest Rock Churchre-branded their name to HROCK CHURCH. The name change reflects a refocusing of its vision to “Connecting Community, Advancing People… Closer to God.” While the “H” can still stand for “Harvest,” it can also mean “Hope”, “Healing”, “Honor”, “Happiness” or whatever “H” our church member might need. HROCK CHURCH’s prayer is to continue to make a positive impact within the Pasadena community.The Harvest Rock church is located at the historic Ambassador Auditorium, 131 South Saint John Avenue. Sunday services are at 9 and 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. More information is available at www.hrockchurch.com or (626) 794-1199. 131 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. 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JPMorgan Q3 Earnings Increase 22 Percent Year-Over-Year

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago October 13, 2015 1,214 Views JPMorgan Net Income Net Revenue Q3 Earnings Statement 2015-10-13 Kendall Baer Previous: Removing Waste from the Process is Key to Keeping Costs Down in SFR Rehab Next: Wells Fargo and Bank of America Post Positive Q3 Financial Reports Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: JPMorgan Net Income Net Revenue Q3 Earnings Statement Subscribe About Author: Xhevrije West Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. JPMorgan Q3 Earnings Increase 22 Percent Year-Over-Year Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago JPMorgan Chase, one of the nations largest lenders, announced that their 2015 third quarter net income reached $6.8 billion, or $1.68 a share, up 22 percent year-over-year, according to the bank’s earnings statement released Tuesday.According to the company, net revenue fell 6.4 percent year-over-year to $23.5 billion, driven by lower CIB markets revenue including business simplification and lower mortgage banking revenue.As lower investment securities balances and lower trading net interest income were mostly offset by loan growth, net interest income declined 1 percent from last year to $11.2 billion and was up 2 percent from last quarter, driven by higher loan yields and balances.Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO at JPMorgan noted that the company had “decent” results this quarter.”We saw the impact of a challenging global environment and continued low rates reflected in the wholesale businesses’ results, while the consumer businesses benefited from favorable trends and credit quality,” he said. “Overall, our risk management discipline and diversified platforms across the businesses are serving us well.”The statement showed that noninterest expense was driven down 3 percent to $15.4 billion in the third quarter by lower CIB expense related to compensation and business simplification, but slightly offset by higher legal expenses.JPMorgan’s credit losses declined 10 percent to $682 million due to lower net charge-offs, which were largely offset by lower reserve releases.The bank was also credited $2.2 billion after tax audits were resolved and deferred taxes were released.“We continue to focus on our commitments, optimize our balance sheet and manage our expenses. We are also building the businesses for the future, dedicating resources to controls, cybersecurity and technology.”Mortgage banking net income with the company rose 29 percent year-over-year to $602 million, while net revenue fell 23 percent to $1.6 billion due to lower net servicing revenue and no non-recurring gain last year.Noninterest expense was $1.1 billion for the third quarter, declining 13 percent due to mortgage efficiencies, the statement said.Credit losses provisions were $534 million, a huge leap compared to a benefit of $19 million last year. JPMorgan explains that this was driven by a larger reduction in the allowance for loan losses reflecting improvement in home prices and delinquencies.The third quarter provision reflected an allowance reduction of $575 million, of which $375 million was related to the purchased credit-impaired portfolio and $200 million was related to the non credit-impaired portfolio.“Our position of strength allows us to make significant investments to transform the businesses we operate, deliver better experiences to our customers and clients, gain share and be positioned to be a long-term winner,”Dimon concluded.Click here to view the earnings statement. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / JPMorgan Q3 Earnings Increase 22 Percent Year-Over-Year The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articleslast_img read more