Anite buoyed by strong mobile market recovery

first_img Share SOFTWARE testing firm Anite yesterday announced its first half pre tax profits soared 160 per cent to £6.5m.Its revenue jumped 20 per cent to £42.3m. It also hiked its interim dividend five per cent to 0.315p per share.It was buoyed by a market-led recovery in both its handsets and networks divisions but saw its travel arm profits dip.Chief executive Christopher Humphrey said: “Anite performed well in the first half of this financial year compared to a weak first half last year. “Strong recovery in both handsets and networks produced a result substantially ahead of last year with group revenues and profits exceeding the Board’s prior expectations.“We believe that Anite is better positioned to take advantage of the new 4G market than for previous technologies, and that the 4G cycle is also likely to be deep and long lasting.” whatsapp whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof KCS-content center_img Anite buoyed by strong mobile market recovery by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter Centerthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Wednesday 1 December 2010 7:18 pmlast_img read more

I think the RBS and Virgin Money share prices could double your money

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 | More on: NWG VMUK Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I think the RBS and Virgin Money share prices could double your money 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. Alan Oscroft owns shares of Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. 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Since the depths of the financial crisis, there have been two main ways to invest in a banking recovery. One is to buy shares in the big banks themselves, now that their balance sheets are a lot stronger.The other is to go for a challenger bank, which I think offers greater short-term growth prospects. I see more risk too, mind, and those who went for Metro Bank are probably regretting it. The Metro share price is down 95% in two years after a catalogue of horrors.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…If you’d invested in Virgin Money at the wrong time, you’d have been hit by the PPI scandal. The final cost turned out to be less than expected, but it was enough to result in a £232m pre-tax loss for the year to September 2019. But with that out of the way, analysts are predicting healthy profits for the current year. And forecast earnings would put the shares at a price-to-earnings ratio of only 7.6.The dividend would yield around 1.9%, but that would grow to 4% on 2021 forecasts.First quarterA Q1 update Tuesday shows no obvious problems I can see. The bank did, however, point out that “the UK banking market continues to face competitive pressures and uncertainty over the final Brexit settlement.” Oh, Boris, if only you hadn’t set that December deadline, we could be enjoying a return to economic optimism right now.Virgin saw a modest 1.6% growth in customer deposits, which seems fine. Mortgages did drop 0.8%, but it’s a tough market right now, and I’m not unduly concerned. Business lending grew 2.5% to £8.1bn for the quarter, and personal lending was up 3.7% to £5.2bn. I’m impressed by both of those figures.On the liquidity front, the bank’s common tier one equity did drop a little, but at 13.1% it’s still very healthy.I see a straightforward, well-managed retail bank here, with strong business and personal prospects. On today’s share price, I rate Virgin Money a buy.RecoveryTurning to the big banks, shares in Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS) spiked up immediately after the election. But like Lloyds and Barclays, they turned tail again after that post-election Brexit twist. Over the past five years, RBS shares are down 43%, for the biggest fall of the three.Results for 2019 are due on 14 February, and the forecast 75% rise in earnings per share puts the bank’s shares on a P/E of 9.3. That’s relatively healthy compared to the banking sector in recent years. But it still looks very low to me if RBS really is out of the woods.The share price fall has boosted the RBS dividend yield too. There’s a special on the cards for 2019, and forecasts for 2020 put the ordinary yield at 6.5%. It’s taken RBS a few years longer than Lloyds to get back to paying dividends. But from the initial 2.5% delivered in 2018, I see that as impressive progress.Is there any risk to the dividend? Well, predicted 2020 cover looks to be about 1.7 times. I think that’s fine, provided we don’t crash out of Europe without a good trade deal. But while that threat remains, the dividend must be at some continued risk.But overall, I see RBS as a buy with exciting growth and dividend potential. And I don’t think it will remain this cheap for much longer. 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. 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Zambian President calls for church to ‘Christianize the nation’s politics’

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Zambian President calls for church to ‘Christianize the nation’s politics’ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Posted Apr 30, 2018 Africa, Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Faith & Politics Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Anglican Communion, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Anglican Communion News Service] The president of Zambia, Edgar Lungu, has called for the church to “Christianize the nation’s politics,” as he expressed his hopes for a violence-free campaign for a parliamentary by-election next month. Lungu made his remarks at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, at a service to mark the 40th anniversary of a companion link between the Church of England’s Diocese of Bath and Wells, and the Church of the Province of Central Africa’s five dioceses in Zambia. The by-election to return a new member of Parliament for the Chilanga Constituency is set to be held on June 5. Lungu expressed his fear that the campaign may turn violent, despite the nation self-describing itself as a Christian country.Read the entire article here. Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

Davis House / Sharon Davis Design

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Landscape Architect: United States Architects: Sharon Davis Design Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Davis House / Sharon Davis DesignSave this projectSaveDavis House / Sharon Davis Design Design Team:Tyler Survant, Damen Hamilton, Sam Keller, Ashley GangeStylist:Katherine Hammond InteriorsExterior Stone Walls And Landscaping:Maple Leaf AssociatesWildflower Meadow Installation:Larry Weaner Landscape AssociatesArchitect In Charge:Sharon DavisProject Architect:Jeff WandersmanCity:GarrisonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Elizabeth FelicellaRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The Old Albany Post Road is a historic supply route that is on the National Register of Historical Places. It runs through Garrison – where Sharon Davis has had a house for more than 20 years ‐ on its route from New York City to Albany. Davis bought the three‐acre site, which abuts the road on one side and 70 acres of nature preserve on another, to protect it from development. She ended up inspired to design and build a one‐bedroom house for herself that paid homage to the historic nature of the road and town. She was adamant that the house be small and have a light environmental touch, while still feeling comfortable, modern and luxurious.Save this picture!© Elizabeth FelicellaThe existing house on the site became the starting point for the design because of its elegant size. The new house was created using the original house’s footprint, but engages the surrounding environment in numerous ways.Save this picture!Section 1The façade that faces the Old Albany Post Road defers to its historic nature, but in the rear, the façade is sliced in half, through the use of fully retractable windows on the ground and second floors, which reveals the interior and invites the outside in. This provides a connection to the outdoors, which makes the 900‐square‐foot house feel larger and more integrated with its surroundings. A quadrant pushes out from the ground floor, connecting to a series of patios and steps, which cascade out into the landscape and tie the new house to the existing adjacent barn.Save this picture!© Elizabeth FelicellaThe house features high‐end millwork and finishes from recycled, reclaimed and local materials – all custom‐designed to maximize the use of space – such as salvaged pine and reclaimed oak on the exterior, bluestone slab on the exterior stairs, walkways and bathroom, a slate fireplace, a corten steel planter bed, blackened steel stairs and shelving and a poured‐in‐place concrete kitchen floor and island.Save this picture!© Elizabeth FelicellaGeothermal heating and cooling and soy foam insulation further reduce the house’s environmental impact. Landscape architects Nelson Byrd Woltz created a design for the site that uses only native plants – including a large wildflower meadow.Save this picture!© Elizabeth FelicellaThe goal to create a modern structure that is wholly in place with its surroundings was achieved through architecture that maximizes its engagement with the exterior and a use of materials that echo the found and traditional materials of the area. The result is an interplay between vernacular and contemporary, reclaimed and engineered, smooth and rough and old and new.Project gallerySee allShow lessPelican Street / Candalepas AssociatesSelected ProjectsAtlanta Bridgescape Competition Winners AnnouncedArchitecture News Share 2014 CopyHouses•Garrison, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Photographs Projects ArchDaily Houses Photographs:  Elizabeth Felicella Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Nelson, Byrd, Woltz Landscape Architects Save this picture!© Elizabeth Felicella+ 22 Share Manufacturers: LV Wood, Lepage Millwork Davis House / Sharon Davis Design CopyAbout this officeSharon Davis DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodGarrisonHousesJersey CityUnited StatesPublished on May 16, 2015Cite: “Davis House / Sharon Davis Design” 15 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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House in Villamaría / Angela Alvarez

first_img Houses Year:  Colombia Save this picture!Cortesía de Angela Alvarez+ 32Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House in Villamaría / Angela AlvarezSave this projectSaveHouse in Villamaría / Angela Alvarez ArchDaily 2016 “COPY” CopyHouses•Villamaría, Colombia CopyAbout this officeAngela AlvarezOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVillamaríaColombiaPublished on May 24, 2018Cite: “House in Villamaría / Angela Alvarez” [Casa en Villamaría / Angela Alvarez] 24 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Area:  174 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographer:  Angela Alvarez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects House in Villamaría / Angela Alvarez Photographs Architects: Angela Alvarez Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: Cemex, Acesco, Corona, Ladrillera Santafé, MenthaCollaborator Architectes:María Patricia Zuluaga López, Mateo Cardona Ramírez, Diana Carolina Ortiz GonzálezStructural Study:Ing. Fabio HoyosHydraulic And Sanitary Study:Arq. Constructor Johan Leandro AgudeloElectrical Study:Ingeniería y Diseño de Occidente S.A.S.Metallic Structure:Ing. Bernardo SaldarriagaCity:VillamaríaCountry:ColombiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesía de Angela AlvarezRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. This weekend house is located 20 minutes from the township of Villamaría, in Alto Arroyo village. The landscape is defined by majestic mountains that frame the extensive view to the west of Caldas, a famous canvas for the emblematic sunsets of Manizales.Save this picture!Cortesía de Angela AlvarezThe particular characteristics of the landscape and the topographic conditions, suggest locating the home on a natural podium, which in addition to configuring a landscape lookout, ensures visual control of the productive activities of the propertySave this picture!PlanThe architecture emerges parallel to the technical solutions. Therefore, the aesthetics of the house is the manifestation of its organizational and constructive structure; the general module is established by brick. The great spatial organizer is the structural system, a metal skeleton of 3.75m bordered by brick walls in “petaca” and large windows that ensure spatial continuity between the interior and the landscape. The floor plan rises slightly from the ground to let the water that descends the slope in rainy seasons to run under.Save this picture!Cortesía de Angela AlvarezThe house is projected around the central patio linked to a covered porch that defines the access. The interior distribution is configured by a central core that houses the services: a free space that provokes the illusion of a unique space.Save this picture!Cortesía de Angela AlvarezProject gallerySee allShow lessHan Wenqiang of ARCHSTUDIO: “Let’s Call My Work the Art of Coordination”InterviewsLove in Las Vegas: 99% Invisible Illuminates Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown’s…Articles Sharelast_img read more

North Yorkshire and York’s voluntary sector

What value do community and voluntary sector organisations bring to a particular area? the North Yorkshire Forum for Voluntary Organisations tried to find out in the first six months of this year. Read their report, Valuing the Voluntary and Community Sector in North Yorkshire and York.  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis North Yorkshire and York’s voluntary sector 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 6 November 2000 | News read more

Homelessness charities and social enterprises compete for £500k prize fund

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  51 total views,  1 views today Homelessness charities and social enterprises compete for £500k prize fund Tagged with: Awards Funding Fifteen homelessness charities and social enterprises have been chosen to compete in the Spark social enterprise competition in May according to junior housing minister Iain Write.The 15 will pitch their business ideas to a panel of leading entrepreneurs including Nigel Kershaw, Big Issue Invest chief executive, at an event in May. The best organisations will win a share of a £500,000 prize funded by communities and local government, mentoring and a two-day ‘enterprise makeover’. All finalists will receive coaching from Eastside Consulting to help develop their ideas to help more homeless people into training, volunteering and jobs.The competition was launched in December 2007 to challenge the homelessness sector to go beyond standard homeless services such as providing food and accommodation and to offer more training and employment opportunities for homeless people.The finalists are Acumen Community Enterprise Development Trust, Travelling Light, Bikeworks, Brent Homeless User Group, Brighton Housing Trust, Chester and District Housing Trust, Gilead Foundations, Noah Enterprise, Novas Scarman Group, Plymouth Access to Housing, Stride, Shekinah Mission, Streetshine, The Salvation Army and The Society of St James’ social enterprise Jamie’s  52 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 14 March 2008 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Britain’s Best Volunteer Award 2016 opens for nominations

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Melanie May | 3 February 2016 | News Tagged with: Awards Volunteers Britain’s Best Volunteer award is back for its third year, with a £1,250 cash prize for the winner’s charity of choice.The award, run by charity insurer Markel UK and the Small Charities Coalition, asks for public nominations, with volunteers judged against a range of criteria including how long they have been volunteering; whether they have overcome personal challenges; how their work has inspired others; and the impact their work has had on their charity.Nominees must be over 18 and must be volunteers for a charity or community group with an annual turnover of less than £1m. Volunteers may hold any position within the organisation. The winner will receive £1,250 for the charity of their choice and a personal prize of a holiday voucher worth £1,000, while runners up will receive £250 for a charity of their choice and an Apple Watch.Nominations can be made online until 19th February. Five finalists will then be selected and put to a public vote from 29th February to 18th March.Director of Markel UK, Andrew Partington said:“Small charities and their volunteers have a hugely positive impact on communities both locally and nationwide, but sometimes it can go unnoticed. Britain’s Best Volunteer celebrates the achievements of these outstanding people and gives both the winner something to enjoy for themselves, as well as some financial support for their charity.”  111 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  112 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 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 Britain’s Best Volunteer Award 2016 opens for nominationslast_img read more

Gentrifiers pressure Oakland’s vibrant culture

first_imgA multicultural drumming circle was held at Lake Merritt on Oct. 11. “Preserve the Soul of Oakland” was called in response to the Oakland Police Department’s handling of a complaint on Sept. 27 by a disgruntled new resident to the Lake Merritt area of the city. The area has experienced great residential turnover with rising rents, part of the gentrification of Oakland. This new resident physically attempted to grab the drumsticks out of the hands of Theo Williams, artistic director of SambaFunk! As a result of the ensuing melee, 13 OPD officers were called to the scene and two drummers were issued citations.The community was enraged. Drumming circles were held on Oct. 6, the night of the City Council meeting, in front of City Hall. Additional drumming circles happened at other times. The Parks and Recreation Department was forced to remove signs around the lake stating that musical instruments were prohibited. The signs quoted an ordinance that didn’t even exist.The Oct. 11 event, led by Williams, included Korean, First Nation, Brazilian and Haitian drummers. Oakland City Councilmembers Abel Guillén and Desley Brooks addressed the crowd. Even Oakland’s Black churches around the lake have been harassed with noise complaints as a result of gentrification. According to the Oct. 9 Post News Group, “Post publisher Paul Cobb spoke about the complaints that Pleasant Grove has been receiving at last week’s City Council meeting, reminding council members that jubilant worshipping and celebration are a vital part of the Black church experience and must not be suppressed. ‘Black churches matter. We will not allow gentrifiers to come into our community and tell us how to worship God,’ said Cobb.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Three detained in crackdown on journalists

first_img News May 28, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three detained in crackdown on journalists News May 11, 2021 Find out more RSF_en UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information February 11, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Uzbekistan Receive email alerts More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruptioncenter_img October 15, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today voiced deep concern about the arrests in the past two days of three members of a press freedom organisation, the Union of Independent Journalists of Uzbekistan (UIJU), two of them on charges of homosexuality and sex with minors. The organisation also deplored an attempt by a state-owned TV station to fire a journalist who had objected to censorship and to the dismissal of the station’s news editor earlier this month.In a letter to President Islam Karimov, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard noted that at least two newspaper have been closed and several journalist have been arrested since the start of the year, usually on false pretexts, and now, over a matter of days, at least two journalists had been dismissed from one of the state TV channels for straying from the official line or publicly denouncing press freedom violations.”In view of this context of repression, we fear that the arrest of three members of a press freedom organisation on charges of ‘homosexuality’ and ‘sexual abuses’ is just a new, sordid way to harass or get rid of critical journalists who have upset the authorities,” Ménard said.”We call on your to do everything possible to ensure that all forms of censorship stops in Uzbekistan, that the dismissed journalists are reinstated in their former positions and that press freedom activists can work freely,” Ménard’s letter concluded.UIJU president Ruslan Sharipov and a UIJU activist, Azamat Mamankulov, were arrested in the centre of Tashkent on the evening of 26 May, between 5 and 6 p.m. A third member of the UIJU, Oleg Sarapulov, was arrested in a bazaar an hour and a half later. All three a currently held in a Tashkent police station. The police at first denied to Human Rights Watch representative Matilda Bogner and a US embassy official that the three journalists were detained. Subsequently, on the morning of 27 May, they did confirm their arrest to a representative of Freedom House, another human rights organisation.Sharipov and Sarapulov have been accused under articles 1.20 and 1.35 of the criminal code of being homosexual and of paying four youths aged between 16 and 17 to have sex with them. The two journalists, who face three-year prison sentences, told Vasilya Inoyatova of the Uzbek human rights organisation E’zguilik when he visited them on 27 May that they did know these youths. Mamankulov has not been charged.Sarapulov was previously arrested on 22 February and interrogated by police for two days about copies of press articles taken from an opposition website which he had on him, and about leaflets produced by Hizb ut-Tahrir, a banned Islamist party, which according to Sarapulov were planted among his belongings when he was not looking. A file was opened on Sarapulov for alleged attempt to overthrow the constitutional order.Sharipov, who is a former correspondent for the Russian news agency Prima-News, was physically attacked and threatened because of his journalist activity several times in 2001 and 2002.Meanwhile, Elmira Khassanova, a journalist with the state TV’s fourth channel, was dismissed on 24 May for publicly protesting against censorship of the state-owned television. She had participated in a demonstration outside state TV headquarters in Tashkent on 20 May that was organised by the president of the Human Rights Organisation of Uzbekistan, Elena Urlaeva, to protest against the dismissal of the fourth channel’s news director, Ahmadjon Ibrahimov.Ibrahimov was fired because of a live broadcast that showed President Karimov in a poor light during a conference of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on 4 May. While other journalists also objected to his dismissal, Khassanova was the only one to take part in the demonstration, at which she carried a placard saying, “No to censorship of Uzbek television.”The day after the demonstration, her programme was removed from the schedule. Then, on 24 May, the station’s management fired her for “destructive activity against the Uzbek President” after unsuccessfully pressuring her to resign on the grounds or poor work. Following international pressure, Khassanova was allowed to return to work on 26 May. UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News to go further Organisation last_img read more