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first_img KCS-content Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes WHITBREADEvolution Securities has upgraded Whitbread to “buy” from “hold” following the publication of its interim results on Tuesday. The broker said it had emerged from the recession in good condition with a strong platform for growth. It upgraded its EPS forecasts by 4.5 per cent and 5.1 per cent for FY11 and FY12 respectively increasing its target price to 1,850p.CARETECH HOLDINGSNumis has reiterated its “buy” recommendation and 530p price target on Care Tech. The broker said this was because of the move to protect the social care budget in the Comprehensive Spending Review. The fact the government will, over time, become a purchaser of services rather than a provider also suggested local authority care homes will be privatised.SCHNEIDER ELECTRICS&P Equity Research has upgraded its rating on Schneider Electric from “hold” to “buy” following the release of its third quarter sales figures. It has also raised its h target price to €113 from €97 on solid growth, and raised full year earnings guidance. Group sales rose 12 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter driven by emerging markets and recovery in Europe. 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 PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Wednesday 20 October 2010 7:27 pmcenter_img Share Tags: NULL BEST OF THE BROKERS whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more


first_img Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap4 ideal Zion Williamson trade scenarios from the New Orleans PelicansSportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Underwhelms at Box Office With $11.4 Million DebutThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KPMGRobert Mirsky is joining the financial services firm as head of hedge funds in the UK. He was previously managing director of investment consultancy Laven Partners, and has worked for Ernst & Young’s hedge fund practice in the US. Mirsky, who trained as a lawyer in the US, is also the chairman and founder of Hedge Funds Care UK, an industry-supported charity that works to prevent child abuse. Evolution SecuritiesThe investment bank has hired Adele Thackray to work on investor relations within the corporate broking team. Thackray has extensive experience in pan-European equity research and sales, both in financial boutiques and investment banks including UBS. PZ CussonsThe consumer goods group has formed a new beauty division, to be headed by current St Tropez chief executive Michelle Feeney. Ann Murray and Selma Terzic will also join the branch from PZ Cussons subsidiaries Sanctuary and St Tropez. The division will be based in Covent Garden from June. Feeney has been with St Tropez since 2006 and before this spent 11 years at Estee Lauder as part of a 25-year career in the beauty industry. PZ Cussons will operate as two divisions, UK and Beauty from 1 June, sealing the integration of the St Tropez brand.Close Asset ManagementThe investment manager has appointed Ian Christie as business development director. He joins from Mountbatten Financial Management, where he worked as client services director for two years. Before this, he spent time at MetLife UK and Premier Asset Management. Christie will be responsible for supporting independent financial advisers in northern England, as part of Close’s expansion in the IFA sector. Lombard RiskThe management consultancy has hired Paul Tuson as chief financial officer. Tuson joined the firm in September and has previously worked for KPMG and Aspire Technology. He is a qualified chartered accountant, and has acted as CFO for three Aim-listed companies. Also joining Lombard are Philip Stanning, who becomes group sales director, and new group marketing director Rebecca Bond. CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS Share Thursday 17 February 2011 7:29 pm KCS-content last_img read more

Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited ( HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgBotswana Insurance Holdings Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBotswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL Group) is a leading financial services group in Botswana which operates through three subsidiaries. Botswana Insurance Fund Management (BIFM) is an asset management company and wholly-owned by BIHL Group; managing in excess of P23.9 billion in assets across equity, fixed income, real estate, liquidity and alternative investments. The subsidiary company is also invested in non-traditional assets which include the healthcare industry, tourism sector and property development. Botswana Life Insurance Limited (BLIL) is the leading life insurer in Botswana; with an estimated market share of 80%. Legal Guard is a legal expenses insurer which provides clients with access to personal legal counseling and assistance with experienced attorneys based in 11 branches located in the major towns and cities of Botswana. Legal Guard represents clients in civil, criminal and labour matters.last_img read more

Equity Bank Limited ( Q12018 Presentation

first_imgEquity Bank Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (  2018 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

UTO grant to help mourning families on Standing Rock resume…

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA By David PaulsenPosted Jun 1, 2021 United Thank Offering Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC UTO grant to help mourning families on Standing Rock resume memorial meals delayed by pandemic Ethnic Ministries, Indigenous Ministries, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA COVID-19, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Tags Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Mourners prepare for an August 2020 graveside service in Fort Yates, North Dakota, on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Photo: John Floberg, via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] When a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe dies, the person’s family begins a prolonged period of grieving, spending up to a year in mournful contemplation that is rooted in the sacred Sioux rite of the “keeping of the soul,” said Elaine Brave Bull McLaughlin, chair of the North Dakota Council of Indian Ministries.At the end of that year, the family typically invites friends and relatives to a memorial feast in honor of their lost loved one, but under the past year’s pandemic precautions, families were forced to postpone such large celebrations to inhibit coronavirus transmission. Now, some families are eager to resume in-person community gatherings like the memorial feasts, McLaughlin told Episcopal News Service. “There are families that would love to do something like that, or just to be prayed [over] and given some sense of normalcy in this whole crazy time.”Conditions on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, which stretches over the border between North and South Dakota, have improved dramatically this spring. COVID-19 vaccines now are widely available to tribal members ages 12 and older, and the number of new daily cases has dwindled to single digits in recent months. Some days, no new COVID-19 cases are reported.As families look to reschedule memorial gatherings and meals this summer, the Diocese of North Dakota plans to use a $17,000 grant from The Episcopal Church’s United Thank Offering to provide some of the food for up to 30 memorial meals. “We believe that these traditions, these practices, are so central to the grieving process, we thought that we’d come in and assist our members and other people in the community,” the Rev. John Floberg told ENS.Floberg, as rector of three North Dakota Episcopal congregations on Standing Rock, has seen the toll that the coronavirus pandemic has taken on families and the community. He estimated that he has presided at about three funerals a month over the past year, approximately a third of them related to COVID-19. Those services had to adhere to tribal and diocesan prohibitions on large gatherings. Sometimes the services were limited to a small group of close family members attending a graveside committal.“Families that had been planning to have a memorial for a death that had happened the prior year, those have also been put on hold,” Floberg said. “A very significant aspect of a family’s grieving process has been interrupted very significantly.”Last fall, when the weather turned too cold for outdoor services, he was able to move funerals into the churches while following diocesan limits on the length of services and number of people attending. Social distancing was a challenge.“Those situations are really difficult because, again, we’re dealing with the way that things are normally done, customs and ways that people are used to grieving. So telling people, ‘Please don’t hug each other’ and ‘Even though you’re related, the virus doesn’t care,’ that was difficult to deal with,” he said.Out of more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, an estimated two dozen people have died, according to North Dakota and South Dakota statistics. McLaughlin, who is a member of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, said her son contracted the coronavirus in September. He had a high temperature for a couple days and quarantined for two weeks but was fine otherwise. Another relative, a cousin, died in December less than two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19.McLaughlin described the traditional yearlong mourning period during which Sioux families partly withdraw from community activities to focus their thoughts on memories of the deceased. “At the end of that year, food was prepared to share with people,” she said. “What they called it was ‘letting the spirit go,’ so they would invite people to come and have a meal for them. A special plate was prepared for the person who passed away.”Families also would provide clothes, quilts and other items as gifts for those who came for the meal, acknowledging their connection to the deceased and thanking them for their kindness during the year of mourning. Turnout could range from 30 people to a couple hundred. Sometimes during the meal, a gust of wind would sweep through the gathering, which mourners interpreted as the final exit of their deceased loved one, McLaughlin said. “They say, ‘The spirit has left us.’”Floberg said he anticipated that paying for such meals would be more difficult this year for families dealing with pandemic-related job losses, especially in communities already struggling with poverty. The idea behind the UTO grant was to purchase the more expensive part of the meals – the meat – and offer it to the families.Floberg plans to buy prime-cut beef in large quantities for a better price and then cook it in a large roaster or smoker in his backyard. The meat then will be sealed in bags and kept in freezers at St. James’, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Fort Yates and St. Gabriel’s Camp in Solen. When families gather for their memorials, the meat can be thawed and warmed up, enough to feed about 125 people per meal.The meat also will be served at meals during the Niobrara Convocation, an annual gathering of Indigenous Episcopalians to be held June 26-27 at St. Gabriel’s Camp. The rest of the meat will be served during an Episcopal youth camp this summer aimed at helping young people on Standing Rock recover from a year of disruptions caused by the pandemic.McLaughlin lauded the work of the tribal government and the federal Indian Health Services in organizing and promoting vaccination clinics on Standing Rock, which have helped reduce the threat of COVID-19 this year. As summer approaches and large community gatherings resume, memorial feasts again will become central to families’ mourning.“It’s kind of a healing process for the family,” she said. “When they let the person go, it’s a good feeling. They’re letting the person go with good spirits and good feelings.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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After DeSantis’ nix, momentum to boost Florida’s nationally-mocked unemployment benefits fading

first_img Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! TAGSBenefitsfloridaFlorida LegislatureGov. Ron DeSantisSen. Randolph BracyThe Center SquareUnemployment Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleLevel up your Earth Day with lessons from 2020 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By John Haughey, The Center SquareFlorida’s unemployment system collapsed last April when the state’s jobless rate tripled within three weeks, leaving hundreds of thousands of suddenly unemployed residents waiting weeks for relief as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down businesses and schools.The system’s inadequacy – subsequent analysis confirmed years of under-funding and failures to address documented errors in the CONNECT website – forced Florida to spend more than $100 million in on-the-fly upgrades and earned the Sunshine State national ridicule.But it wasn’t just the technical website glitches that drew scorn. The fiasco underscored long-cited inadequacies in Florida’s unemployment program, which caps weekly payments at $275, tied for the nation’s lowest, and eligibility at 12 weeks, the nation’s shortest eligibility span.For hundreds of thousands of Floridians who’d never needed to tap into unemployment until the pandemic struck, the $275 a weekly max payout came as a woeful shock and it appeared, before the session began in March, there was a bipartisan consensus to bolster the CONNECT system, increase weekly unemployment payouts and extend eligibility beyond 12 weeks.Democrats pre-filed several bills seeking to boost unemployment, including Senate Bill 466, by Sen. Randolph Bracy, Orlando; SB 644 by Sen. Annette Taddeo, Miami; and SB 910, introduced by Sen Linda Stewart, Orlando, to raise weekly benefits to $400-to-$600 and eligibility to 24-and-26 weeks.Reps. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, and Ben Diamond, D-St. Petersburg, co-sponsored House Bill 207, which would funnel more money into improving CONNECT’s performance and expand benefits to a weekly maximum of $500 for up to 26 weeks.The bills went nowhere, although two Republican-sponsored bills addressing the unemployment system have advanced to chamber floors with the Senate set to ponder a bill raising the weekly unemployment payout by $100 and the House bill keeping payouts and eligibility the same.After Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday expressed opposition to such an increase, it appears the House version is bound for his desk.“Increase benefits? Look, no, I mean, I think we’re getting people back to work,” DeSantis said. “You see or hear the stories, there are businesses (that) need more. You know, our goal is to get people back to work.”HB 1463, sponsored by Rep. Chris LaMarca, R-Lighthouse Point, allocates $56.6 million for upgrades needed for the CONNECT system and $36 million to modernize the system but keeps payouts and eligibility the same.The House shot down two amendments in 77-39 and 76-39 votes Tuesday seeking to raise the benefit by $100 to $375 a week and increase eligibility beyond 12 weeks before sending HB 1463 to the Senate.After the Republican-led Legislature passed an online sales tax bill signed into law Monday by DeSantis to give state businesses a $1 billion annual tax break, Eskamani submitted the amendments to HB 1463 because it “is the right thing to do.”“We gave a big tax break to businesses,” she said. “The least we can do is make sure workers get a fair share, an opportunity to have benefits they can actually survive on and benefits that reflect more of the national average.”Rep. Tommy Gregory, R-Sarasota, countered that Florida’s businesses are starving for workers. “You take a job in a service industry in a restaurant and get a $400 signing bonus,” he said. “There are jobs double the minimum wage available in my district now.”HB 1463 arrives in the Senate where it joins SB 1906, filed by Sen. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, which was sent to the chamber floor by the Senate Appropriations Committee in a 20-0 vote last week. SB 1906 would increase weekly benefits to $375 but retain the 12-week eligibility span.center_img Florida state Sen. Randolph Bracy, D-OrlandoSteve Cannon / AP The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Online rockstar auction raises £15,866 for Nordoff-Robbins

first_img Tagged with: Celebrity Digital Events Research / statistics The online RockStarRadios auction of DAB digital radios signed by celebrities has raised £15,866 for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.The online auction which ran throughout October offered PURE EVOKE -1XT Marshall Edition DAB digital radios signed by rock artists including Noel and Liam Gallagher, Bruce Dickinson, Mark Knopfler and Paul Weller. The highest bid of £623.93 went to the radio signed by Eric is a collaboration between PURE, Marshall Amplification, Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and Sony Award-winning radio station Planet Rock. Advertisement Howard Lake | 16 November 2007 | News  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online rockstar auction raises £15,866 for Nordoff-Robbins 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

GM strikers ‘shut it down!’

first_imgOn Sept. 15, one minute before midnight EDT, production ground to a halt at all General Motors facilities across the U.S. Workers inside the plants walked out, and midnight shift workers joined the picket line. Loud chants of “Shut it down” or “United we stand, divided we fall” filled the night air outside some plants.Earlier that day about 200 United Auto Workers local presidents and bargaining chairs voted unanimously to stop work if no agreement was reached. A UAW press release announced that “the membership is going on strike at midnight Sunday to secure: fair wages, affordable healthcare, our share of profits, job security, a defined path to permanent seniority for temps.”Spirits on the line were strong outside the GM stamping plant in Parma, a suburb of Cleveland. The plant bargaining chair explained that a key issue was the company demanding workers pay thousands more per year for health care: “If a robot breaks, they pay to fix it. They work us like robots. They break us, they should pay to fix us.”Hoping to win the strike in the field of public opinion, GM issued a statement saying they “presented a strong offer that improves wages, benefits and grows U.S. jobs in substantive ways.” (, Sept. 15) However, the small pay increases the company was willing to grant would be more than gobbled up by the dramatic increase in worker health care costs. Another sticking point is GM’s plans for two assembly plants and two transmission plants; last year workers learned those plants would be closed. In the company’s offer, the Warren, Mich., and the Baltimore, Md., transmission plants would remain closed while only a small number of jobs would open up in the plants in Lordstown, Ohio, and Detroit-Hamtramck, Mich. Lordstown Assembly is currently idled.A third major issue, which is also big for Ford and Fiat Chrysler UAW members, is the large number of workers classified as temporary employees. They are paid substantially less, have fewer benefits, work unpredictable schedules, cannot build seniority, and are subject to arbitrary discipline and firings without recourse through the grievance procedure. There is currently no proposed contract language giving temps a path to permanent, full-time status. GM is not giving any ground on this critical issue. Striking UAW members are fighting to eliminate what is essentially a third tier of workers. They want “no more tiers” and are pushing for second tier “in progression” workers — hired after October 2007 — to have parity with “traditional” workers.The strikers told this writer they would be out “as long as it takes.”Grevatt is a UAW retiree who worked at Fiat Chrysler 31 years.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Niger frees journalist but expels him to Mali

first_img Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns TV presenter Baba Alpha’s immediate deportation yesterday on release from prison in Niamey, the capital of Niger. RSF regards his expulsion to neighbouring Mali after serving a one-year jail sentence as “a second sentence.” The conviction of Niger newspaper editor Moussa Aksar is an attack on investigative journalism News Receive email alerts Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedom April 4, 2018 Niger frees journalist but expels him to Mali News NigerAfrica Follow the news on Niger RSF_en Reportscenter_img The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News As Alpha was about to be freed, the prison authorities showed the journalist a copy of a decree signed by the interior minister ordering his immediate and definitive expulsion to Mali as a “threat to internal state security.” He was then driven to Labézanga, the nearest Malian border town, without being given time to see his family. A news presenter for a Niamey TV channel, Alpha is well known for being critical of Niger’s government. Following his arrest in April 2017, he was initially sentenced to two years in prison and the withdrawal of all civil and political rights for ten years on a charge of forging and using forged identity documents. But an appeal court reduced his sentence on 12 March to two years in prison, the second of them suspended. “This journalist’s expulsion to a country in which he has never lived is a new sentence,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Baba Alpha has already spent a year in prison because of his criticism of the government. And now he is in a foreign country without any identity documents.” When reached by RSF in Mali, Alpha said, “I am relieved to be free” but “concerned about my future.” Alpha was born in Niger and has lived there all his life. Amid a decline in security, respect for media freedom has fallen sharply in recent years in Niger, which is ranked 51st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation May 11, 2021 Find out more to go further November 27, 2020 Find out more © Baba Alpha NigerAfrica July 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Missing journalist’s body found, investigators say killed in accident

first_img RSF_en News Reports Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state to go further Follow the news on Mexico News Reporters Without Borders is worried about the disappearance since 8 October of Guevara Guevara Domínguez (photo), the editor of the weekly Siglo 21’s online version, who set off by motorcycle on 7 October to cover a bikers’ rally in the northern state of Chihuahua. He is the second journalist to go missing in northern Mexico since the start of the year. January 10, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Missing journalist’s body found, investigators say killed in accident News May 5, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information The body of Guevara Guevara Domínguez, the editor of the weekly Siglo 21’s online version, was found at the bottom of a ravine in the northwestern state of Durango on 6 January. Forensic investigators say he died in an accident. Guevara was last seen alive on 8 October, a day after he set off on his motorcycle to cover a bikers convention in the neighbouring state of Chihuahua.____________________________________________________________25.10.06 – Website editor becomes second journalist to go missing in northern Mexico since start of the yearReporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the disappearance since 8 October of Guevara Guevara Domínguez, the editor of the US-based weekly Siglo 21’s online version ( He went missing in northern Mexico exactly three months after Rafael Ortiz Martínez of the local daily Zócalo disappeared on 8 July in Monclova, in the northern state of Coahuila.“With two journalists missing and three others killed since the start of this year, the toll of press freedom violations is becoming more and more alarming,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Let us not forget that two other journalists who disappeared in the past three years – Jesús Mejía Lechuga in 2003 and Alfredo Jiménez Mota in 2005 – were never found and none of the murders of journalists since 2000 has so far been solved.”The press freedom organisation added: “We call on the new prosecutor’s office that specialises in attacks on the press to take over this new case even if no link between Guevara’s disappearance and his work as a journalist has yet been clearly established.”Although Guevara, 54, edits the online version of a newspaper based in the Californian city of Oxnard that targets the Hispanic community in the United States, he lives in Guadalajara, in the western state of Jalisco. He set off from there by motorcycle on 7 October heading for Creel, in the northern state of Chihuahua, where he was to cover an international meeting of motorcyclists on 10 October.He was last heard of on the morning of 8 October, when he phoned his girlfriend. His son, Miguel Guevara Valdez, told Reporters Without Borders his father called as he was about to leave the state of Durango and enter the state of Chihuahua. He said his father told him he was currently with a group of bikers, but was about to leave them in order to go his own way.Later that day, Siglo 21 called his family to say it had not received any of the reports he was supposed to send during his trip. An unidentified person called the family on 18 October to say he had been seen 30 km from the border between the states of Durango and Chihuahua. His family said he had not received any threats and did not cover subjects likely to expose him to any danger. A motor vehicle sports enthusiast, he was driving a Yamaha 750 cc motorcycle with the licence plate H757N. Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say MexicoAmericas last_img read more