BAA narrows losses and plans £300m bond issue

first_img Show Comments ▼ 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 PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDiscovery23+ Sports Stadiums Around the World That Are Abandoned NowDiscoveryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald John Dunne whatsapp BAA narrows losses and plans £300m bond issue Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap center_img whatsapp Share Tags: NULL BAA has reported a reduction in losses for the nine months to the end of September and strong growth in passenger numbers.Pre-tax losses were £192.6m – were down from £784.7m in the same period a year ago. Meanwhile evenue was up 4.4 per cent at £1.55bn.The company reported “record passenger traffic” between July and September.It also said it hoped to raise between £250 and £325m through a bond issue to refinance the remainder of its 465.8 million pounds loan facility, which is due in 2011.BAA – which is majority-owned by Spanish firm Ferrovial – operates the airports at Heathrow, Southampton and Aberdeen, as well as Stansted, Glasgow and Edinburgh.However, earlier this month it lost an appeal hearing against a ruling that it must sell Stansted airport, as well as either Glasgow or Edinburgh airport.Chief executive Colin Matthews said: said: “BAA has delivered good results and we have strengthened our financial position through refinancing of nearly £2bn of debt.“The outlook for the remaining months of the year is positive.” Wednesday 27 October 2010 3:26 amlast_img read more

Gem shares sparkle on Lucara talks

first_imgMonday 21 March 2011 8:45 pm RARE diamond producer Gem is in early-stage takeover talks with Africa-focused rival Lucara Diamond, it confirmed yesterday.London-listed Gem, which told investors last week it was eyeing acquisitions for growth, said any deal would currently be classed as a reverse takeover because recent reserve statements show its assets to be lower than Lucara’s.But Gem said it would publish an updated statement of reserves and resources “at or before the time of the company’s interim management statement in April 2011”. That statement will include reserves at Gem’s Gope project in Botswana, which it bought from De Beers and Xstrata in May 2007 and is expected to produce about 780,000 carats of diamonds annually from 2013. This may change the terms of the deal.Toronto-listed Lucara, which like Gem holds diamond assets in Botswana and Lesotho in Africa, said it was not talking to Gem exclusively. “The company is in regular contact and in discussions with many companies in the diamond sector, one of which is Gem, as part of its strategy to continuously review possible growth opportunities,” Lucara’s president William Lamb said.Gem’s shares closed up 5.3 per cent at 284.2p on the news.MEET THE ADVISERSIAN HANNAM JP MORGAN CAZENOVEIAN Hannam, managing director at JP Morgan Cazenove, is lead adviser to Gem Diamonds on its acquisition trail and a highly-experienced mining and resources dealmaker. He is currently also advising Heritage Oil & Gas, Nat Rothschild’s Vallar mining venture, which is due to seal its first purchases in April, and others such as Fresnillo. He has notably been unable to participate in metals trader Glencor’s forthcoming IPO due to his long-standing role advising its rival Xstrata and close links to its chief executive, Mick Davis, since they worked on the 2001 merger and 2005 London listing of BHP Billiton. Advising Gem alongside him are Barry Weir and Neil Passmore. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told whatsapp Tags: NULL Share Gem shares sparkle on Lucara talks Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content last_img read more

Macau revenue down 94.5% in July despite month-on-month rise

first_img3rd August 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Macau revenue down 94.5% in July despite month-on-month rise Gaming revenue in Macau improved month-on-month in July, but remained 94.5% below the same month of 2019 at $1.34bn (£127.5m/€141.9m/$167.1m).The 87.7% improvement from June’s MOP716m came after the province of Guangdong lifted its mandatory 14-day quarantine for all people entering from Macau from 15 July.However, those returning to Guangdong are still required to remain in one of nine cities in the province, including its four largest cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan and Foshan.In addition, those who enter Guangdong from Macau without a quarantine must not have travelled overseas within 14 days prior to coming to the province, must sign a health declaration and sign up for a health app and must have a negative Covid-19 test completed within seven days of travelling.However, despite numbers rising month-on-month, they remained more than 90% below the prior year’s figures for the fourth consecutive month and more than 75% below the previous year for the sixth straight month.For the year so far, Macau’s revenue is now down 79.8% to MOP35.06bn, of which 63.21% was made in January, when revenue was still down 11.3% year-on-year.Last week, Macau casino operator SJM Holdings admitted that gross gaming revenue, as well as non-gaming amenities will be negatively affected by novel coronavirus “for an indefinite period”, after reporting an HK$1.41bn (£140.9m/€155.3m/US$181.9m) loss for the first half of 2020.The holding company behind Sociedade de Jogos de Macau reported a 74.4% year-on-year decline in net revenue to HK$4.37bn for the six months to 30 June, a period that saw casinos closed for 15 days in February.Meanwhile, Las Vegas Sands saw revenue fall 73.1% year-on-year for the six months ended 30 June, 2020 as its Macau revenue dropped 80.7% to $861m with revenue from its Venetian Macau property falling 80.4% to $343m.In June, the University of Macau’s Centre for Macau Studies and the Department of Economics revised their projections for Macau’s 2020 GDP down further. The new projections predict a drop of between 54.5% and 60.0%. Casino & games Email Address Topics: Casino & games Financecenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Gaming revenue in Macau improved month-on-month in July, but remained 94.5% below the same month of 2019 at $1.34bn (£127.5m/€141.9m/$167.1m). Regions: China Macau AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Willdale Limited ( Q22020 Interim Report

first_imgWilldale Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about Willdale Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Willdale Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Willdale Limited (  2020 interim results for the second quarter.Company ProfileWilldale Limited manufactures and markets a range of clay brick products for the Zimbabwe building and construction sector. Its clay brick range includes face brick, semi-face brick, common brick and paving bricks for walkways, patios, swimming pool surrounds and garden landscaping. The bricks are either manufactured with a rustic, smooth or brushed finish. Willdale Limited has a range which includes economy plaster, special ground solutions and decorative building products which include window sills, faggots and klompies. The company was listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 2003 after a demerger from Mashonaland Holdings Limited and is the only brick company listed on the ZSE. Willdale Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

On This Day: A President Dies

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 On this day in history: August 14th, 1901McKinley dies of infection from gunshot woundsFrom The History ChannelOn this day in 1901, U.S. President William McKinley dies after being shot by a deranged anarchist during the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.McKinley won his first Congressional seat at the age of 34 and spent 14 years in the House, becoming known as the leading Republican expert on tariffs. After losing his seat in 1890, McKinley served two terms as governor of Ohio. By 1896, he had emerged as the leading Republican candidate for president, aided by the support of the wealthy Ohio industrialist Mark Hanna. That fall, McKinley defeated his Democratic rival, William Jennings Bryan, by the largest popular margin since the Civil War.President William McKinleyAs president, McKinley became known–controversially–as a protector of big businesses, which enjoyed unprecedented growth during his administration. He advocated the protective tariff as a way of shielding U.S. business and labor from foreign competition, and he successfully argued for using the gold standard of currency.Above all, however, McKinley’s presidency was dominated by his foreign policy. In April 1898, he was pushed by Congress and American public opinion to intervene in Cuba’s struggle for independence from Spanish colonial rule. In the first American war against a foreign power since 1812, the United States handily defeated Spain in just three months, freeing Cuba–although the island became a U.S. protectorate–and annexing Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines. For the first time, the United States had become a colonialist power.America’s growing interests in the Pacific led McKinley’s administration to greatly increase its involvement in Asian politics. In 1900, McKinley sent thousands of U.S. troops to China to help put down the Boxer Rebellion, aimed at driving out foreigners. His aggressive “Open Door” policy declared U.S. support for an independent China and argued that all nations with commercial interests in China should be able to compete on equal footing.The popular McKinley won a second term by even greater margins over Bryan, who attacked him on his “imperialism” in the Pacific and, domestically, on the growth of illegal monopolies, or trusts. There was little time to see what his second term would bring, however. On September 6, 1901, while standing in a receiving line at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, McKinley was approached by Leon Czolgosz, a Polish-American anarchist carrying a concealed .32 revolver in a handkerchief. Drawing his weapon, Czolgosz shot McKinley twice at close range. One bullet deflected off a suit button, but the other entered his stomach, passed through the kidneys, and lodged in his back. When he was operated on, doctors failed to find the bullet, and gangrene soon spread throughout his body. McKinley died eight days later. Czolgosz was convicted of murder and executed soon after the shooting.For more information on this day in history, go here. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSHistory ChannelPresident William McKinley Previous articleWhat You Need To Know About PneumoniaNext articleOn this day: Handle completes “Messiah” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Elephant House / Faye and Walker Architecture

first_imgArchitects: Faye and Walker Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Elephant House / Faye and Walker Architecture CopyHouses•Austin, United States Photographs:  Leonid Furmansky Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard United States CopyAbout this officeFaye and Walker ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustinUnited StatesPublished on January 02, 2016Cite: “Elephant House / Faye and Walker Architecture” 02 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Cembrit, Emtek, KitchenAid, Amkel, LincolnSave this picture!© Leonid FurmanskyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. In my work I am continually attempting to pare down the objects, spaces and details to their essential elements while trying to maintain a certain sense of elegance and refinement to how materials are joined and intersect. This refinement process drives me to limit the palette of materials for any given project, which I believe lends a certain amount of power to those materials. For the Elephant House, during design I came across a corrugated fibre cement panel, historically used for roofing applications. I became enamored by this material. The scale was perfect, the natural manufactured color beautiful without treatment and inherently durable and low maintenance, and the installation seemingly straightforward. Up close it looks like elephant hide, hence the project name.Save this picture!© Leonid FurmanskyThe form of the house hints at the vernacular shapes of traditional buildings in this area, but this house is a far cry from an attempt at a “contemporary farmhouse.” The concept of the form is rooted in ease of construction and detailing, for both aesthetic and cost reasons. It further reinforces my underlying desire to arrive at the essentials of a building. Save this picture!© Leonid FurmanskyThe interior is a continued experiment in the use of pine plywood, a material I return to in my projects for its color and texture. I took a few more liberties as this was my own home in the connections, edge details, panel layouts, etc., and applied different concepts in different rooms. The stair is designed to be a plywood object you enter and exit on each of the three floors. The remainder of the interior is rendered in simple white, with shutters for each of the 5 large south facing windows that both allow light in and provide for privacy depending on your chosen configuration. These were inspired by Luis Barragan.Save this picture!© Leonid FurmanskyThe siting of the house takes advantage of the length of the lot and the relationship to the long side of the corner. A generous overhang of the second floor over the first on the south side provides shading for the south facing glazing on the lower level. The south facing second floor wall is 16” thick, while the five windows along this elevation are recessed into that thickness, inset into deep cut Lueder limestone surrounds. Our garage is detached, and between the house and garage is a 24’x24’ open air cedar deck, on which we spend a lot of time. It is our open air plaza, oriented to take advantage of the ever present breezes on the crown of our little bluff.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!Second Floor PlanProduct Description. The principle expression of the architecture is the Cembrit corrugated fibre cement cladding. The scale of the corrugations is quite a bit larger than traditional corrugated metal, for example, which has been used in the vernacular architecture of this area for the last century. The increased scale of the cladding dovetails well with the simple form and overall scale of the structure, creating dramatic shade and shadow throughout the course of the day. This raw, unfinished material will continue to patina over time and take on new character without compromise to the integrity and longevity of the cladding.Save this picture!© Leonid FurmanskyProject gallerySee allShow lessSanambinnam House / Archimontage Design Fields SophisticatedSelected ProjectsFrank Gehry is “a Robert Moses With the Soul of a Jane Jacobs” in This Long-Read on …Articles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY”center_img “COPY” Houses 2016 Elephant House / Faye and Walker ArchitectureSave this projectSaveElephant House / Faye and Walker Architecture ArchDaily Year:  Photographs Area:  3200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Leonid Furmansky+ 31 Sharelast_img read more

CAF chooses secure e-mail communications package

first_imgCAF chooses secure e-mail communications package “Charities wishing simply to receive encrypted emails from CAF do not have to install the software, and for those organisations wishing to securely send e-mails, SafeGuard PrivateCrypto can be installed for only £20,” said Jackie Groves, UK managing director of Utimaco Safeware. “This makes the solution ideal for environments of this type.” Utimaco Safeware says that SafeGuard PrivateCrypto does not rely upon complex central infrastructures or expensive additional hardware, so it is “simple and cost effective to implement.” CAF is currently rolling out the solution which is expected to go live fully next month.  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Finance Management Technologycenter_img Howard Lake | 25 November 2003 | News Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has chosen SafeGuard PrivateCrypto from Utimaco Safeware to secure its e-mail communications.SafeGuard PrivateCrypto will enable CAF to achieve secure e-mail communications with the many charities it works with throughout the world. By using PrivateCrypto, CAF can securely send and receive e-mails containing sensitive financial information. The organisations with which it works will have to make little or no financial outlay in order to communicate securely with CAF.Roger Sleet, IS technical consultant at CAF, said: “At CAF we need to be able to send and receive money and financial information electronically with organisations as varied as some of the largest charities in the world to small local Scout groups or parish churches. We needed to ensure we found a solution that would not only provide the complete security we required, but that was easy to use and manage for the charities we work with. Advertisement 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

Is the gravy train running out of steam?

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 6 October 2005 | News Tagged with: Individual giving Is the gravy train running out of steam? In the first of a series of columns for UK Fundraising, Leo Rayman of Zalpha, looks at how successful fundraising charities must address improvement or reinvention.There are currently over 167,000 main charities registered by the UK’s Charity Commission. This vast number spans the high profile organisations, the eight per cent that receive over 90 per cent of recorded income, to those smaller concerns with an annual income of £10,000 or less that may represent purely local interests.Nevertheless, any charity today must effectively compete with 167,000 contenders for its share of public mind and wallet. Advertisementcenter_img All charities may not be equal in size, but all causes are worthy. Ask a member of the public if they would like to help save a rain forest and the majority would say yes. Ask them if they want to help prevent blindness and again you would receive a positive response. But the public purse is finite, and to a great extent, charities are continually asking the public to choose between the rain forest and the child’s eyesight, pursuing the cure for cancer or protecting victims of domestic violence, and so on, ad infinitum.Because all causes are worthy, charities have learnt to draw upon an individual’s connection with a particular cause. Fundraising has become a kind of alchemic hybrid of art and science in which experts unite to blend a mix of images and words delivered through the most effective channels to those who are most likely to respond to a particular appeal for help. So aware have charities become of the competition they face that they watch each other closely and mimic any novelty in execution, channel or initiative as far as their resources allow. There is safety and danger in mimicry. There is much to be gained in modelling those who are successful, until the point where all contenders look, sound and feel exactly the same and become indistinguishable in a sea of others. Fundraisers talk a great deal about donor fatigue and attrition rates, but charities cannot afford to despair. Nor can they give up. To do nothing in today’s climate is to ensure the demise of your organisation. Charities must pursue two courses of action – improvement and or reinvention. In the columns that follow this I will explain what I mean by each and outline how they are done.Leo Rayman is planning partner at marketing communications consultancy Zalpha. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Black August: A tribute to freedom fighters

first_imgGeorge JacksonThe March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963, galvanized hundreds of thousands in the streets of Washington, D.C. A. Philip Randolph helped to establish the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in Harlem, N.Y., on Aug. 25, 1925. The Haitian Revolution first broke the chains of French colonialism in August 1791. August marks the Nat Turner slave rebellion of 1831 and the Watts uprising of 1965. The Philadelphia Police Department first raided the MOVE organization on Aug. 8, 1978, giving way to the unjustly imprisoned MOVE 9. August also bears the births of Fred Hampton, Marcus Garvey and Mutulu Shakur.“Black August” is a month-long celebration that marks the remembrance of the lives of freedom fighters who gave their all for Black liberation, freedom, radical resistance and mass consciousness. The official origin of Black August was in honor of the fallen soldiers who valiantly fought to liberate Black Panther leader George Lester Jackson from the modern day slave trade we now call the U.S. penal system.Jonathan Jackson & Angela DavisBlack freedom fighters — James McClain, William Christmas, Ruchell Magee, Khatari Gaulden and 17-year-old Jonathan Jackson — the brother of George Jackson — led a courthouse rebellion on Aug. 7, 1970, in a brave display of all-out resistance and armed struggle. Unfortunately, lives were lost as they typically are in any war for liberation. Magee, who is currently still incarcerated, was the only survivor. And though our heralded comrade, George Jackson, was not freed, the efforts of Jonathan and others would inspire decades of continued resistance and revolutionary solidarity.George Jackson had just completed his book “Soledad Brother,” a philosophical revolutionary classic. Jackson, however, was assassinated by San Quentin prison guards one year later on Aug. 21, 1971. His second book, “Blood in My Eye,” was published posthumously by Black Classic Press. Jackson’s legacy of resistance has inspired millions worldwide, while his literary works continue to teach even in his physical absence. This is the background in which Black August was first formed. It was deep within the belly of the California penal system that it was first embraced and formally established as a month of reverence, as a time of revolutionary celebration.The heroic Attica prison rebellion which began on Sept. 9, 1971, and was eventually drowned in blood by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller’s stormtroopers (the state police), with the deaths of over 40 unarmed prisoners, was sparked by Jackson’s assassination.Inmates today have continued to protest and press forward all over the United States. Hunger strikes over the past year have roused hundreds of thousands in states such as California, Georgia and North Carolina. Letter writing campaigns have served as vital lines of inspiration and direct communication. ­Human rights activists such as political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal have served as critical catalysts, tirelessly working to empower the voices of those who continue to be oppressed by the public and private prison industry.Today, in the spirit of continued resistance we honor the deaths of Mark Clark, Fred Hampton and Geronimo Pratt. We honor the sacrifices and life work of political prisoners Eddie Conway, Sundiata Acoli and our freedom fighters in exile like Assata Shakur. We honor the countless victims of Cointelpro’s callous attacks upon the people. We duly recognize the destructive ills of capitalism and its disastrous effects upon the oppressed worldwide. In the age of the prison-industrial complex, school to prison pipeline and widespread police brutality, the struggle for justice and liberation is alive now more than ever.In the 34th year of Black August, may we all take heed to the spirited words of our brother and mentor, George Lester Jackson: “Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are dying who could be saved.” (“Soledad Brother”)Lamont Lilly is a contributing editor with the Triangle Free Press, human rights delegate with Witness for Peace and organizer with Workers World Party.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Two Indian journalists rammed by SUV, killed outright

first_img RSF_en News Follow the news on India March 3, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts News Navin Nischal, a reporter for the Hindi-language daily Dainik Bhaskar, and Vijay Singh, a colleague, were on a motorcycle when they were rammed from behind by a SUV driven by Mohammad Harsu, a former “mukhiya” (village chief), who was accompanied by his son.Nischal and Singh died on the spot. Their families said there was no doubt they were killed deliberately.According to the police, various sources reported that Nischal and Harsu had an argument earlier in the day about Nischal’s reporting for Dainik Bhaskar. Harsu had already threatened Nischal and other local journalists. Harsu fled the scene of the crime but police arrested him the next day.“We welcome the arrest of the perpetrator of this shocking double murder but we urge the authorities to identify all those responsible and not let it go unpunished,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.“The endemic violence affecting reporters in India has reached unparalleled levels in the past four years and the impunity so often enjoyed by those responsible sustains an unbearable security environment for journalism. Concrete measures must be taken at the federal level to protect journalists.”At least three journalists were killed in connection with their work in India in the latter part of 2017, including Gauri Lankesh, a newspaper editor gunned down outside her home in the southern city of Bangalore in September. Although a suspect has been arrested for the deaths of Nischal and Singh, their double murder has again highlighted the dangers for journalists in India.Less than 24 hours after Nischal and Singh were killed, another journalist, Sandeep Sharma, was deliberately mown down by a dumper truck in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. He had been investigating illegal sand mining for a national TV channel.India is ranked 136th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the murder of two journalists who were deliberately run down by an SUV in Bhojpur, in the northeastern Indian state of Bihar, on the evening of 25 March and calls on the Indian authorities to carry out a full investigation and take measures to protect journalists. Help by sharing this information Organisation The murder of Navin Nischal (left) and Vijay Singh (centre) triggered spontaneous protests by members of the local community (photos: AVI / NewsNation). center_img RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 June 10, 2021 Find out more India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more March 27, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Two Indian journalists rammed by SUV, killed outright IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression last_img read more