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The Cellular Goods share price falls. Is now the time to buy?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Zaven Boyrazian | Friday, 5th March, 2021 | More on: CBX Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. In the world of IPOs Cellular Goods (LSE:CBX) is one stock whose share price has been like a roller-coaster ride. From its original listing price of 5p, Cellular Goods share price shot up by 400% on its first day of trading.Since then, the stock has seen some pull-back. But is this an opportunity to add the company to my growth portfolio? Let’s take a look.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The first UK-Listed cannabis stockCellular Goods is a provider of premium consumer products based on cannabidiol (CBD) and is the first company to be listed on the London Stock Exchange to do so.Rather than extracting CBD from hemp plants, the company uses synthetic CBD created in a lab. Why? Because the chemical supply is more consistent, ecologically sensitive, and scalable than relying on hemp plant growers.The company is launching with two product lines targeting different segments of the cannabis market. The first is a face-mask & serum, and the second is a topical roll-on athletic recovery gel. Both of these products will be manufactured by Arcania Apothecary, which will act as a contracted manufacturing organisation (CMO).The goal is to provide a premium series of products and leverage its quality to build a reputable brand over its vast number of competitors. As promising as that sounds, there are some considerable risks to consider.Risks aheadAs it stands, the company has yet to sell any of its products. Meaning it currently does not generate any revenue. Its face-mask and recovery gel are both unproven products. And considering the market is already flooded with hundreds of CBD products by household names such as Holland & Barrett and Boots, Cellular has a tough road ahead.Without any revenue, it’s difficult to judge the level of demand for its products or how sticky they will be with customers. To me, there are a lot of unknowns, and an unprofitable business with no existing revenue sources is quite a risky investment. Perhaps the realisation of this is why the Cellular Goods share price has been falling over the past few weeks.The Cellular Goods share price: time to buy?The legal UK cannabis market is still in its infancy. But its growth rates are quite impressive. In 2020, £300m was spent on CBD products. By comparison, there was only £119m spent on Vitamin-C related goods.At current growth rates, the CBD market is projected to reach £1bn in sales by 2025. That’s an average 35% increase each year.Needless to say, the sector shows a lot of promise for large returns. However, even at its current share price, Cellular Goods is just too risky an investment for my tastes.Once more information is known about the performance of its products, I’ll take another look. But for now, I think there are safer growth stocks out there that better fit my portfolio. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge The Cellular Goods share price falls. Is now the time to buy? Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Enter Your Email Address Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Cellular Goods. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Like this one… Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Zaven Boyrazianlast_img read more


NSFRE to survey high-tech donors’ motivations

NSFRE to survey high-tech donors’ motivations Howard Lake | 22 June 2000 | News The US National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE) has received a grant to study the motivations towards charitable giving among high-tech donors. The $50,000 grant from Dr Robert B Pamplin Jr, this year’s NSFRE Outstanding Philanthropy of the Year, will fund a study beginning this month. Results will be published on US National Philanthropy Day on 15 November.Read National Society of Fund Raising Executives Receives Grant for Study of High Tech Giving Habits in Philanthropy News Digest and New National Study to Answer Why High Tech Gives at (23/6/2000)Source: NPTalk 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more


New rules now in effect for conversion of charitable companies into CIOs

first_img Tagged with: Law / policy regulation Melanie May | 3 January 2018 | News 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 Advertisement New rules have come into force that govern how charitable companies convert into charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs).The rules came into effect on 1 January. They allow charitable companies to change their legal status through a more straightforward process involving an application to the Charity Commission. Changing to a different charitable structure usually involves setting up a new charity, transferring the original charity’s assets and liabilities to it then closing the original charity.Under the new rules however, following the change to a CIO, the charity continues to exist but in a different form, keeping the charity’s existing name and charity number. Charities should also be able to keep their existing bank accounts and in most cases, the Charity Commission states that the new CIO should receive any legacies left to the original charitable company. Its registration with Companies House is also cancelled and it is no longer governed by company law, with no requirement therefore to submit accounts to Companies House.The new process currently applies to charitable companies with a yearly income of under £12,500, and will become available to larger charities in stages according to the timetable on the .gov site.Full guidance on the rule changes is available online, and Bates Wells Braithwaite has announced that it is to hold a seminar on CIO conversion on 17 April.  269 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img New rules now in effect for conversion of charitable companies into CIOs  270 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9last_img read more


Wealth more concentrated as poverty grows

first_imgPolice on guard next to the Congress Center ahead of the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.While 3,000 of the world’s wealthiest people wined and dined on champagne and caviar in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 17-20, 9 percent of the world’s people went to bed hungry.These millionaires, economists and government leaders met at the World Economic Forum, as they do annually, in pursuit of international trade agreements and other measures which will provide wider markets and lead to higher profits for their countries’ companies. This year they’re worried. A major topic of discussion was the future of corporate globalization, which is endangered, as fury grows worldwide over rising income inequality. That and social polarization were viewed as risks to the world capitalist economy which could stymie globalization.The masses of people know that the super rich are getting richer and that they — the workers and oppressed people whose labor creates the wealth — are getting poorer. The WEF said that median income had fallen 2.4 percent from 2008 to 2013 in 26 industrialized countries. In Europe and the United States, some of that anger is terribly misdirected at immigrants and other oppressed people — who are just trying to survive — instead of at the obscenely wealthy capitalist class.In fact, the “global elite” are so concerned at growing international anger at financial inequities that an article included in the Forum’s agenda was entitled “Davos leaders agree: Share the wealth or face the consequences.” Christine Lagarde, head of the imperialist-run International Monetary Fund, asked, “When you have a real crisis, what kind of measures do we take to reduce inequality?” She concluded, “It probably means more redistribution.” After her comment, the topic was dropped. ( That is not a popular idea among billionaires.Eight richest men worth $426 billionActually, a report prepared to coincide with the Davos conference by Oxfam, a British-based charity, asserted that eight men now own the same amount of wealth as the 3.6 billion people who form the poorest half of the earth’s population. Through evading taxes, driving down wages, fighting unionization, influencing elections and pressuring governments to gain pro-business policies, the super rich are amassing enormous wealth at an incredible rate — faster than ever.Who are these eight billionaires? Together they are worth $426 billion, equal to the wealth of half the planet’s population, said the Jan. 15 Guardian newspaper. Three years ago, Workers World newspaper reported that 85 billionaires owned that percentage of wealth. But due to acquisitions, mergers, expansions and lucrative investments, wealth has become more concentrated in fewer hands. Monopolies develop and prosper as their competitors are pushed aside, often shrinking their businesses or closing — with their workforce seeing hours or jobs disappear. Companies must expand or die.Take online bookseller Amazon, owned by Jeff Bezos, purchaser of the Washington Post. Now the mail-order conglomerate sells everything, even cookies from Australia. His company’s practices have forced independent bookstores to close, and pose a threat to other brick-and-mortar stores.Six of the most affluent eight men are U.S. residents. Topping the list is Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, a company found guilty of violating antitrust laws. Gates established Cascade Investments LLC; think-tank bgC3; Corbis, a digital image licensing company; and TerraPower, a nuclear reactor designer. Oxfam’s list includes corporate founders and CEOs Bezos, Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Larry Ellison of Oracle, and financial and news mogul Michael Bloomberg.The richest 1% has owned more wealth than the rest of the planet’s population since 2015, says Oxfam. They benefitted from the “jobless” recovery after the global economic crisis, garnering big profits, while U.S. and other workers lost ground. Despite reactionary economists’ pronouncements, no profits “trickled down” to the workers and communities here or abroad.Examining the impact of corporate globalization shows that the vast majority of the world’s poorest 50 percent work very hard to get by. One in 10 people (720 million), mostly women, struggle to survive on less than $2 a day. The increasing wealth concentrated in the hands of a few is not being shared with poorer countries or their inhabitants. There has been no “recovery” for them.Can capitalism be reformed?Panels in Davos discussed whether capitalism could be reformed. If so, what are the best ways, and how could globalization be improved to help the masses? Some crucial questions were not even addressed: Could workers be paid more? Can their bargaining power be strengthened? Can the super rich redistribute their wealth? Nor were education costs or access to health care taken up.Nobel-Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explained that allowing more bargaining rights to workers is “where Davos man is going to get stuck. … Globalization has reduced the bargaining power of workers, and corporations have taken advantage of it.” In Davos, he did not hear discussion of how to change globalization to address inequality, with measures like transferring wealth and power to workers, more union bargaining rights and labor protections. (New York Times, Jan. 18)Will corporate moguls act on humanitarian appeals to share their wealth, to be generous to workers at home or abroad? No.Human labor creates the capitalists’ wealth; workers are paid a mere fraction of the value they create. That is the basis of all profits; it is intrinsic to the system. Corporations search the globe looking for the cheapest labor. They suppress labor struggles for higher wages, sometimes brutally.Capitalists are not interested in raising wages or sharing or redistributing their wealth. Not only are they greedy, but they are spurred on to expand their businesses and buy up or merge with other companies — or they will be pushed out by bigger corporations, by monopolies.To live under a kinder, fairer economic system requires that we — workers and oppressed people, immigrants, students and our allies — fight to get rid of heinous, inequitable and exploitative capitalism, based on private ownership of industry and the profit motive. We must establish socialism, with collective ownership, equal sharing of resources and true humanitarianism — and with equality, mutual respect and opportunities for all.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


USDA Looking for More Funding Applications to Improve Broadband Access

first_img Previous articleFarm Credit Mid-America Will Distribute $87.9 Million to Customers Through Its Patronage ProgramNext articleGunderson to Lead Purdue’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 20, 2018 Facebook Twitter Home News Feed USDA Looking for More Funding Applications to Improve Broadband Access Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, says the USDA is accepting applications for grants to fund broadband infrastructure projects in unserved rural communities. She says e-connectivity is essential to the economic vitality and quality of life in rural communities. “Investing in broadband can strengthen rural economic growth and improve critical access to jobs, education, healthcare, and social services.” USDA is accepting applications through May 14 in the Community Connect Program. Grants ranging from $100,000 to as much as $3 million are available to state and local governments, federally-recognized tribes, nonprofits, and for-profit corporations.Applicants must be able to provide a 15 percent match on the grant amount they’re looking for. The funds must be used to provide broadband service at a minimum rate-of-data transmission of 25 megabits downstream and 3 megabits upstream. That’s the official speed benchmark that the Federal Communications Commission has adopted for broadband connectivity. Grant recipients must also use the USDA funding to offer free broadband service to all critical community facilities in their proposed service area for two years. For more information, go to SHARE USDA Looking for More Funding Applications to Improve Broadband Access SHARElast_img read more


The109: City Council approves zoning change for TCU fine arts building

first_imgFacebook Twitter Shelby Whitson Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printThis story first appeared on the109, TCU student media’s news site covering the 76109 ZIP code. The Fort Worth City Council approved the rezoning of four residential lots on West Cantey Street that TCU will use for a proposed fine arts building. The building will replace four houses that currently sit on those lots.Michelle Clark, assistant vice chancellor of communications at TCU, said the architectural style of the new building will match the existing Moudy building at the corner of University Drive and West Cantey Street. She also said the new structure will not exceed three stories.The plans for the fine arts building state that the building will not be 20 feet from the curb “but instead is back from the street to provide a treed buffer to Cantey in order to minimize the impact to the neighborhood.”According to project details, there are plans for a courtyard between the new and existing buildings as well. The main entry for the building will be from the interior plaza side, away from the neighborhood.  There are also plans for fewer building entries for campus security.The report also reads that “required parking shall be calculated as part of the TCU campus parking plan.”Clark said this building will house the Costume Studio and Interior Design & Fashion Merchandising departments currently located in four stand-alone buildings off Berry Street.The proposed re-zoning would change the lot from “Medium Density Multifamily” to “Low Intensity Mixed Use.”  This change adds requirements about how far the sidewalks can extend into the street and what the building can be used for.Hudson said TCU affiliates previously hosted a neighborhood meeting that was attended by around 50 people from the neighborhood. Clark said all plans are contingent upon the approval of TCU’s Board of Trustees. The board is scheduled to meet in April of 2016.Architecture drawings are in progress, according to the zoning map changes staff report. Fort Worth to host ‘Gatsby’ themed party as fundraiser + posts Shelby Whitson Twitter TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Race for Tarrant County Sheriff to go to runoff Previous articleBreaking down the intramurals point systemNext articleFort Worth residents dream big about hitting the $1.5B Powerball jackpot Shelby Whitson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Rubio mocks Trump at Dallas rally ReddIt The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Shelby Whitson Linkedin ReddIt Recent thunderstorms lead to hazards; more storms to come Shelby Whitson Overhead picture of the area for the proposed TCU fine arts building. Linkedin Shelby Whitson read more


Oscars: Which films are competing for Best Picture Sunday, where to watch them

first_imgFacebook + posts Michelle Carter From Horned Frog to Broadway spark Oscar Statuettes will be presented at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images/Page Six) Michelle Carter Michelle Carter Previous articleThe Skiff: March 1, 2018Next articleOpinion: my thoughts after the Stoneman Douglas school shooting Michelle Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Michelle Carter Oscars: Where to watch each Best Picture nominee ahead of Sunday’s show The Class of 1969 marks 50 years Michelle Carter Review: Netflix’s ‘Triple Frontier’ is ambitious, but soft Linkedin Twitter ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printWith the 90th Academy Awards coming up Sunday, we’ve got a rundown for you of all the nominees for Best Picture.“Call Me by Your Name”In northern Italy in the early 1980s, Elio, a seventeen-year-old, begins a romantic relationship with Oliver, his father’s research assistant.Directed by: Luca GuadagninoStarring: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar and Esther GarrelAlso nominated for: Best Actor (Chalamet), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Song (Mystery of Love by Sufjan Stevens)Where to watch it: “Call Me by Your Name” is available to stream on Amazon and iTunes. DVD release will be on March 13th.“Darkest Hour”During his early days as British Prime Minister at the beginning of World War II, Winston Churchill must face the threat of Nazism and decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight against him.Directed by: Joe WrightStarring: Gary Oldman, Kristen Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn and Lilly JamesAlso nominated for: Best Actor (Oldman), Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Production DesignWhere to watch it: “Darkest Hour” is available to stream on Amazon and iTunes and has been released on DVD.“Dunkirk”During World War II, allied Belgian, British and French soldiers must be evacuated from Dunkirk, France after being surrounded by the German Army.Directed by: Christopher NolanStarring: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Tom HardyAlso nominated for: Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing and Best Production DesignWhere to watch it: “Dunkirk” is available to stream on Amazon and iTunes and has been released on DVD.“Get Out”Chris, a young African American, meets his white girlfriend’s parents for the first time during a weekend getaway, uncovering twisted, unpredictable secrets.Directed by: Jordan PeeleStarring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener and Bradley WhitfordAlso nominated for: Best Actor (Kaluuya), Best Director, Best Original ScreenplayWhere to watch it: “Get Out” is available to stream on Amazon and iTunes and has been released on DVD. The film is also available to watch on HBO.“Lady Bird”This dramedy centers around seventeen-year-old Lady Bird McPherson and her tumultuous relationship with her mother.Directed by: Greta GerwigStarring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie FeldsteinAlso nominated for: Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress (Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Metcalf)Where to watch it: “Lady Bird” is available to stream on Amazon and iTunes. The DVD is set t0 release on March 6th.“Phantom Thread”Set in the fashion world of 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock, a dressmaker, meets young Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.Directed by: Paul Thomas AndersonStarring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky KriepsAlso nominated for: Best Actor (Day-Lewis), Best Supporting Actress (Manville), Best Original Score, Best Costume Design and Best DirectorWhere to watch it: “Phantom Thread” will not be available to stream until March 27th and won’t be on DVD until April 10th.“The Post”Based on a true story, Katherine Graham, owner and publisher of The Washington Post, and Ben Bradlee, editor of the newspaper, must decide whether to publish the Pentagon Papers. The papers are highly classified documents that disclose U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War over the course of several decades.Directed by: Steven SpielbergStarring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bruce GreenwoodAlso nominated for: Best Actress (Streep)Where to watch it: “The Post” will not be on DVD or streaming services until April.“The Shape of Water”Elisa, a mute janitor, falls in love with an amphibious creature that is being held in a Baltimore research facility in the 1960s.Directed by: Guillermo del ToroStarring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael StuhlbargAlso nominated for: Best Actress (Hawkins), Best Supporting Actress (Spencer), Best Supporting Actor (Jenkins), Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing and Best Production DesignWhere to watch it: “The Shape of Water” is available to stream on iTunes and Amazon but will not be on DVD until March 13th.“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”Mildred challenges local authorities using three billboards as she seeks justice for the rape and murder of her daughter.Directed by: Martin McDonaghStarring: Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody HarrelsonAlso nominated for: Best Actress (McDormand), Best Supporting Actor (Rockwell and Harrelson are both nominated), Best Original Score, Best Original Screenplay and Best Film EditingWhere to watch it: “Three Billboards” is available to stream on Amazon and iTunes and has been released on DVD. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Michelle Carter, a senior of the class of 2019, is a journalism major from Santiago, Chile. She’s a film and TV junkie, and when she’s not reporting, you can find her bingeing the latest on Netflix or catching up on her favorite podcasts. ReddIt Linkedin The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more


Violence against media and censorship increase after Charlie massacre

first_imgNews RSF_en Organisation January 15, 2015 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Violence against media and censorship increase after Charlie massacre Türkçe / Read in TurkishFor the most part, the international media covered the Charlie Hebdo massacre and expressed solidarity, but negative reactions from certain governments and radical quarters were not long in coming. Threats to Tunisian journalistsMoez Ben Gharbia, the former presenter of a programme called “The Eighth Hour” on privately-owned Ettounissia TV, and Naoufel Ouertani, a presenter for the Ettounissia programmes “Labess” and “Klem Ennes,” have been threatened for expressing solidarity with the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.In a video posted on social networks on 9 January, Kamel Zarrouk, one of the leaders of the Islamist organization Ansar Al-Sharia, urged dormant terrorist cells in Tunisia to launch an offensive against journalists and media, naming Ben Gharbia and Ouertani in particular as “non-believers.”Ben Gharbia told Reporters Without Borders he is very worried. He and Ouertani have requested police protection but it has not as yet materialized.Censorship and threats in TurkeyA court in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir yesterday granted an urgent petition for the blocking of websites that post the Charlie Hebdo “survivors” issue cover depicting Mohammed.Last night, the Istanbul police went to the press of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet (Republic) to examine a four-page supplement with cartoons from the latest Charlie Hebdo issue which the newspaper published yesterday.After taking an hour to establish that there was no sign of the Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cover cartoon and to get permission from the prosecutor’s office, the police finally gave the go-ahead for distribution.While a sector of the Turkish public is showing support for Cumhuriyet’s move, including on Twitter, where the #JesuisCumhuriyet hashtag is circulating alongside #JeSuisCharlie, the newspaper is being excoriated in fundamentalist circles and pro-government media. Cumhuriyet editor Utku Cakirözer told AFP he had received phone threats.Radical Islamists have been threatening Turkish cartoonists, especially those with the weeklies Penguen and Leman, ever since the Charlie Hebdo shootings. On Twitter, Vahdet columnist Ibrahim Yörük “advised” Penguen’s journalists to be “intelligent,” saying: “Look at Charlie Hebdo, you mustn’t try to be funny by insulting people’s beliefs.”A Penguen cartoonist, Erdil Yasaroglu, was recently charged with “blasphemy”. Leman has been targeted in other tweets. “At least 12 people need to be beheaded at Leman,” @kerem_cenk tweeted, while another person posted: “Leman needs to draw lessens from this attack.”Censorship and intimidation in RussiaRoskomnadzor, the Russian federal agency that regulates the media and communications, announced on 13 January that caricatures of religious figures constitute “incitement to religious hatred” and would be regarded as “extremist” publications, which are subject to heavy penalties in Russia.Both the Perm-based newspaper Novosti Permi and the news website received phone calls from Roskomnadzor warning them it was forbidden to publish Charlie Hebdo cartoons and telling them to moderate the comments on their articles, or else they would be prosecuted under the criminal code article governing extremism.Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, called the liberal radio station Echo of Moscow “Islamophobic” after it broadcast a debate about whether Mohammed cartoons should be published in response to the Charlie Hebdo massacre.Posting on Instagram, Kadyrov described the debate as a provocation and accused the station of “offending Muslims in Russia and the rest of the world” and “sowing discord between peoples.” The station’s editor, Alexei Venediktov, had turned Echo of Moscow into anti-Islamic Russia’s mouthpiece, he said.“I am firmly convinced that the authorities must call the station to order when it sows animosity and hatred between persons and people,” he wrote. “Or else, there will be someone who settles accounts (…) Muslims in Russia who are not indifferent to their mother country’s destiny will not tolerate these pranks by Venediktov and company indefinitely.”Echo of Moscow’s editor filed a complaint with the police on 11 January.Journalists forbidden to demonstrate in IranPolice and intelligence ministry officials prevented journalists from gathering outside the Tehran headquarters of the journalists’ association on 8 January in response to a call by independent journalists for a “tribute to freedom of expression and the victims of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo.”The next day, more than 185 journalists signed a statement condemning “an act of violence against freedom of expression” and saying “we stand alongside the Charlie Hebdo victims.”Death threats in IsraelNao Olchowski, a cartoonist with the Israeli daily Haaretz, has received death threats over a cartoon published at the end of last week recalling that the Israel Defence Forces killed 13 Palestinian journalists in July and August last year.According to Haaretz, the person behind the threats and hate campaign against Olchowski is Ronen Shoval, a prominent member of the Habayit Hayehoudi party, whose leader, controversial economy minister Naftali Bennett, attended last Sunday’s march in Paris.There are dozens of comments on Shoval’s Facebook page expressing hate for Olchowski and calling for his death – comments such as “with God’s help, the Haaretz journalists will be murdered as in France” or “why hasn’t there been a terrorist attack against Haaretz?”Newspaper firebombed in GermanyReporters Without Borders issued a statement on 11 January condemning the previous night’s arson attack on the Hamburger Morgenpost newspaper after it published several Mohammed cartoons in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo.A firebomb was thrown through the Hamburg-based newspaper’s basement widow, starting a small fire that fortunately caused no injuries. Two suspects were released for lack of evidence after being arrested on 11 January.Media censoredThe authorities in Morocco have banned distribution of the latest issue of the French publication Courrier International, which includes a drawing of the Prophet. This is not the first time it has been banned. Its distribution was already forbidden in 2009, when it ran an article deemed to have defamed King Mohammed.Distribution of publications that reprinted this week’s Charlie Hebdo cover, such as Le Monde, Libération and Marianne, were banned today in Morocco. Communication minister Mustapha El Khalfi told HuffPost Morocco: “Publication of these cartoons constitutes an unacceptable and reprehensible defamation. Blasphemy has nothing to do with freedom of expression.”A New York Times article referring to the latest Charlie Hebdo cover was censored in Pakistan, despite the fact that it did not show the cover.Isolated acts of violence in the European UnionThere have been isolated threats against newspapers, which the authorities have taken seriously because of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.In France, a man armed with a screwdriver was arrested after trying to break into the Paris headquarters of the weekly magazine Valeurs Actuelles on 8 January. The same day, the satirical weekly Canard Enchaîné reported that it had received threats that it would be “next” after Charlie Hebdo. A letter said journalists would be cut up “with an axe.”In Belgium, the evening paper Le Soir, which had reprinted the Mohammed cartoons after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, received a threatening call on 11 January while a Charlie solidarity demonstration was taking place in Brussels. “All hell will break loose in your newspaper, you don’t take us seriously,” the unidentified caller said, condemning its coverage of the massacre and accusing it of helping the far right. The newspaper’s offices were evacuated.(Photos: Ozan Kose / AFP) center_img Related documents charlie_hebdo_ya_saldiri_-_medyaya_siddet_ve_sansur-2.pdfPDF – 98.02 KBcharlie_hebdo_ya_saldiri_-_medyaya_siddet_ve_sansur-3.pdfPDF – 97.61 KB Reporters Without Borders condemns the harassment, threats and physical attacks to which many media throughout the world have been exposed for voicing support for Charlie Hebdo, and calls on governments to do everything possible to protect journalists. 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Peter John Jaban

first_img Danish Karokhel Afghanistan Find out more Receive email alerts Information hero Peter John Jaban Follow the news on Malaysia Help by sharing this information Julian Assange Australia Find out more Asia – PacificMalaysia Muhammad Ziauddin Pakistan Find out morecenter_img Asia – PacificMalaysia Gerard Ryle Australia Find out more Known by the pseudonym of “Papa Orang Utan,” Peter John Jaban is the voice of Radio Free Sarawak, a London-based shortwave radio station that broadcasts to local communities in the jungles of the Malaysian province of Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. A member of Sarawak’s Iban community, Jaban already defied the authorities by turning his previous radio station into a forum for criticizing exploitation and expropriation of the native population by the associates of Sarawak’s billionaire chief minister Taib Mahmud. Radio Free Sarawak has to operate clandestinely in Sarawak, where the authorities regard it as “seditious,” jamming its broadcasts and hacking its website in an attempt to prevent it from spreading its “lies” and “poisoning the spirit of the people.” Since returning to Sarawak in 2012, Jaban has lived in constant fear of being arrested but that doesn’t stop him from commenting ironically: “I much appreciate the honour of this recognition, not least because it may be useful if I am arrested.” Yu Terasawa Japan Find out more to go further See morelast_img read more


Wild Atlantic Way proving a major plus for US travel agents – Failte Ireland

first_img Facebook WhatsApp A number of high profile figures in Donegal’s tourism industry have participated in the last of Fáilte Ireland’s “Destination Ireland” workshops, which sees local businesses pitch directly to travel agents and tour organisers from overseas.After a number of European focussed events, this workshop focussed on the American market, with a number of tailor-made packages presented to the workshop as the tourism sector here prepares for 2015.Failte Ireland spokesperson Martina Bromley says she expects these workshops to contribute to a further increase in visitor numbers next year, with the Wild Atlantic Way in particular proving to be a major selling point…………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img By News Highland – November 3, 2014 Homepage BannerNews Google+ Google+ Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Wild Atlantic Way proving a major plus for US travel agents – Failte Ireland Previous articleFour Masters Ladies question Ulster final resultNext articleMolloy looks to motivation factor from cup final defeat News Highland Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more