Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited 2010 Annual Report

first_imgEconet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (  2010 annual report.Company ProfileEconet Wireless Zimbabwe is a diversified telecommunications group; it is the largest enterprise of its kind in Zimbabwe and the largest company on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalisation. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe provides products and solutions for mobile and fixed wireless telephony, public payphones, internet access and payment solutions. In 2009, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe became the first operator in Zimbabwe to launch data services with 3G capability. This was followed by an extensive project to expand its geographic coverage; building a fibre-optic network, providing financial transaction switching and point-of-sale and value-added retail support services. The company is a subsidiary of a privately-owned group controlled by its founder, Strive Masiyiwa. The group’s subsidiaries include Econet Global, Econet Wireless Africa, Econet Wireless International, Econet Enterprises, Liquid Telecom Group and Econet Media.last_img read more

Forget buy-to-let. I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 stocks now to profit from the market recovery

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens | Sunday, 31st May, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Forget buy-to-let. I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 stocks now to profit from the market recovery 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. Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. The FTSE 100 may have experienced a market rebound since its March lows, but there are still cheap shares on offer across many of its sectors. It may take time for them to fully recover from what could be a major global recession. But, over the long run, they could offer significant turnaround potential.By contrast, high property prices mean buy-to-let investing may be relatively unappealing. As such, now could be the right time to focus your capital on FTSE 100 stocks, rather than buy-to-let, to generate high returns in the coming years.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…FTSE 100 valuationsThe FTSE 100 continues to trade around 20% lower than its price level from the start of 2020. This suggests the index could offer good value for money. Certanly, many of its members currently trade at levels significantly lower than their historic averages.Buying stocks at the present time could provide investors with significant capital growth potential over the long run. Fiscal and monetary policy stimulus may have helped to stabilise various industries through providing liquidity when required. It may also lead to rising asset prices over the coming years, as it fuels a global economic recovery. That helps the operating conditions for many large-cap shares to improve.Of course, there are likely to be challenges for FTSE 100 stocks in the near term. But, in many cases, their current valuations factor in further disruption to their financial performances. As such, now could be the right time to buy a diverse range of them ahead of a stock market recovery.Buy-to-let prospectsWhile the FTSE 100 appears to offer good value for money, house prices could experience a challenging period. Prior to coronavirus, property prices were close to a record high compared to average incomes. Now that unemployment has risen and consumer confidence has fallen, houses may become increasingly unaffordable. This may prompt a period of slower growth, or even decline, in the medium term.Clearly, factors such as low interest rates and government support for the sector could help to maintain house price growth to some extent. But, with buy-to-let investments often requiring an investor to take on debt and it being difficult to diversify due to high purchase prices, the risk/reward opportunity within the sector seems to be relatively unfavourable.A simple processFurthermore, investing in FTSE 100 shares ahead of a market recovery is relatively simple. Opening a Stocks and Shares ISA can be completed online in a matter of minutes, offering tax-efficiency for a modest annual fee. And, due to low dealing costs, diversifying across FTSE 100 sectors is accessible to most investors.With the FTSE 100 having a solid track record of recovery, now could be the right time to buy undervalued companies. They offer recovery potential that could boost your financial position in the long run. 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. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Rugby World Cup Portrait Photos

first_imgTake a look at the poses players are striking ahead of the tournament in Japan Rugby World Cup Portrait PhotosThe Rugby World Cup is a serious business, but before the tournament kicks off and the hunt for the Webb Ellis trophy begins in Japan, all the squads have a photoshoot to do for World Rugby.Getty Images are the official photographers and as well as taking the traditional headshots of all 620 players from the 20 countries taking part in the tournament, they have managed to get some of them to do something a little different and strike unusual poses before the action gets underway.So before the first match – Japan v Russia on Friday 20 September – we thought we’d pick out a few of our favourites from the different shoots so far, where players have shown off their personalities and had a laugh in front of the camera before the rugby begins. And we’ll make additions as more photos are taken.Let’s start with the reigning world champions New Zealand – here’s All Blacks hooker Codie Taylor in a mid-haka pose…Then we have the lesser-known Russia flanker Tagir Gadzhiev, who has been tipped by coach Lyn Jones as ‘one to watch’ during the tournament, donning a wig for his shoot…Does this picture demonstrate how Scotland front-rower Gordon Reid would celebrate a try at the World Cup?Fumiaki Tanaka, the scrum-half, is one of Japan’s most experienced players – and he has a lively personality. Expect to see him pulling a few more funny faces, as well as delivering crisp service, during the tournament…Next there’s France prop Jefferson Poirot. Perhaps he’s suggesting that France can be the silent assassins at this year’s World Cup! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Snap happy: Japan players Lomano Lava Lemeki, Atsushi Sakate and Yusuke Kizu (Getty Images) center_img Adam Ashley-Cooper is representing Australia in a World Cup for a fourth time, but the 35-year-old still recognises the importance of having a laugh off the pitch, as illustrated by this photo with fellow Wallabies utility back Kurtley Beale…England prop Joe Marler always shows plenty of character during photo shoots and this World Cup one is no exception…Here’s Argentina‘s Matias Moroni showing off skills more often displayed with a football…Fiji front-rower Manasa Saulo certainly enjoyed his photoshoot…Namibia‘s Helarius Axasman Kisting is also very excited… Keep track of all the Rugby World Cup news on and via our social channels as we report on the goings-on from Japan.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Sandy reflections: Continuing to ‘learn how to better serve others’

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By Ophelia LaughlinPosted Oct 29, 2013 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Flooding from Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge toppled three oil storage tanks in the basement of St. George’s by-the-River in Rumson, New Jersey, requiring a major infrastructure repairs as well as a biohazard remediation project. Photo: St. George’s by-the-RiverEditors’ note: A year ago today, Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy set to reeling a large part of the East Coast of the United States. At least 147 people died in the Atlantic basin because of the storm; of that number 72 were killed in the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States. Sandy caused an estimated $65.7 billion in damage, including destroying or damaging 650,000 homes and damaging hundreds of thousands of businesses. Episcopal News Service invited seven people to reflect on their experience of Sandy, what lessons they and their faith communities learned and what challenges they still face. All seven reflections are available here.“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy”Psalm 16:11[Episcopal News Service] What a year it has been since Hurricane Sandy. Who could have foreseen the devastation to our church and the larger community that would occur on Oct.29, 2012?The most damaging aspect to St. George’s by-the-River in Rumson, New Jersey was an oil spill in the church basements that occurred when three tanks were dislodged and tipped over by the storm. As a result, St. George’s infrastructure was destroyed, including all wiring, cables, heating and air conditioning ducts, phone lines and more. In addition, we were left with a biohazard that needed immediate remediation as spilled oil began to leach into the surrounding soil and water. Thanks to the hospitality of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Red Bank, New Jersey, we had a place for Sunday worship for the next six weeks until we were able to get back into our own church.One thing we learned is how much St. George’s parishioners love their church. On account of their generous donation of time, talent and treasure, and on account of our excellent Church Insurance Co., we were able to restore much of what was destroyed and were able to get the oil cleaned up and hauled away.The Rev. Ophelia Laughlin is rector of St. George’s by-the-River in Rumson, New Jersey.Our restoration has not been limited to our own church’s physical plant.  Superstorm Sandy made it clear that we need to have a better connection with our immediate neighbors who suffered greatly. Many of them have still not been able to return to their homes because of damage. Accordingly, we have created opportunities to get to know our neighbors, to physically help them rebuild and have increased our outreach funding to serve them.Unsurprisingly, we also have a heightened awareness of the environmental dangers of heating oil and have completed our conversion from oil to gas. The fact that the sea continues to rise poses another environmental challenge that we have yet to address.Hurricane Sandy also taught us about the beauty of being part of the Anglican Communion. Shortly after the storm, Deacon Karen Chavez from St. John’s Episcopal Church, Corona, California contacted me to tell me that her church would be raising money for us during Advent. It has been moving and humbling to be on the receiving end of help from other churches. We, in turn “paid this generosity forward” by assisting two Lutheran churches struggling as a result of the storm. (We deemed it important to help our Lutheran brothers and sisters since they were the ones who took us in while we were temporarily homeless).Last but not least, we learned that, as Psalm 16 says, God does indeed “make known to us the path of life” even in very difficult times. Through God’s Spirit and by God’s grace we were enabled to survive Hurricane Sandy and continue to learn how to better serve others.— The Rev. Ophelia Laughlin is rector of St. George’s by-the-River in Rumson, New Jersey. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Hurricane Sandy 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC center_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Sandy reflections: Continuing to ‘learn how to better serve others’ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

USDA Looks to Stakeholders on Biotech Regulations Revisions

first_img Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for November 8, 2017Next articleIt is Not Too Early to Work on Crop Insurance Andy Eubank USDA Looks to Stakeholders on Biotech Regulations Revisions Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Looks to Stakeholders on Biotech Regulations Revisions SHARE SHARE USDA-biotech-rulesUSDA is withdrawing its proposed revisions of regulations involving review and approval of new biotech crops. Those revisions were published at the beginning of the year. It was back in 2014 that USDA said they were beginning a process to revise and streamline the rules that cover how new biotech crops are reviewed for safety and approved for use. The most recent review had been back in 1987.In April of this year, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue said, “We are right now at USDA categorizing all the regulations and we’re going to look at removing some of those and changing some of those.”With this week’s announcement, Perdue says the agency will re-engage with stakeholders to find the best way forward. He says the objective is to provide an efficient and transparent review process that does not restrict innovation.“It’s critical that our regulatory requirements foster public confidence and empower American agriculture while also providing industry with an efficient and transparent review process that doesn’t restrict innovation,” Secretary Perdue said. “To ensure we effectively balance the two, we need to take a fresh look, explore policy alternatives, and continue the dialogue with all interested stakeholders, both domestic and international.”The National Corn Growers Association responded positively on Monday.“The National Corn Growers Association is encouraged by today’s announcement and applauds USDA’s reconsideration of the proposed rule,” said NCGA President and North Dakota Farmer Kevin Skunes. “The proposed rule had desirable elements, but the deficiencies found in key areas would have rendered the overall product unworkable for innovation and America’s farm families.”The National Association of Wheat Growers was pleased with the news as well. “We applaud USDA for its efforts to update its regulatory system and support its move to withdraw the proposed rule to revise the Agency’s biotechnology regulations,” said CEO Chandler Goule. By Andy Eubank – Nov 8, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Planting Window to Open Up After Damp Stretch Next Week

first_img Planting Window to Open Up After Damp Stretch Next Week Planting Window to Open Up After Damp Stretch Next WeekHAT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin’s Planting Weather Forecast is brought to you by:Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin is back with his planting weather forecast series here on Hoosier Ag Today each Friday throughout the planting season.Martin says the forecast can be broken down into two parts: the next 7 days and then the next 10 days after that, with the next 6 or 7 days being pretty damp.“We have two significant weather systems that still have to move through. The weekend system brings a quarter to one inch over all of the state. We do have some concerns about maybe some two-inch totals in far Northwest Indiana, getting up there into Lake County and even toward Chicago. Then next week, on Wednesday, rain can bring another quarter to one inch.”Martin forecasts temperatures will be at or below normal for the next week.After that, “We are sunny and dry Friday, May 1, through the following Thursday. We only have to keep an eye out maybe for a few scattered hit and miss showers or maybe some clouds down over the southern part of the state on the 3rd. So, I think we have a nice dry window opening up there. I can’t rule out showers the following Friday, that would be the 8th, but even that threat right now is not huge,” says Martin. “I think we can see an excellent planting window from the last day or two of April right on through the first ten days of May.” Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Apr 23, 2020 Previous articleChina Expected to Rebuild Commodity Reserves with US BuysNext articlePurdue Crop Chat Podcast Episode 4, Are Soil Temperatures Right for Planting Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Planting Window to Open Up After Damp Stretch Next Weeklast_img read more

Granddaughter of newspaper founder and journalist wins speech competition

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt ReddIt printThe granddaughter of a newspaper publisher said her family’s legacy inspired her winning speech for this year’s Battle of Flowers Association Oratorical Contest.Journalism has long been a force in her life, said Vivian Noyd, strategic communication and youth advocacy and educational studies dual major. “I’ve seen firsthand the way a commitment to sharing the stories of others can revolutionize a community, bring light to important issues and encourage meaningful discussion,” said Noyd.She said she drew upon those experiences as she addressed the theme for the 96th annual competition, “EXTRA! EXTRA! Texas Journalists Making History.” Her winning speech topic was a tribute to Vivian Castleberry, the first woman to be named to the Dallas Times Herald editorial board who inspired female journalists throughout the nation. Noyd’s late grandmother founded the Woodinville Weekly in Woodinville, Washington, outside of Seattle. Her mother, the daughter of a journalist, was instrumental in shaping her speech. “She encouraged me to not just describe what journalists do, but to highlight the significance of the profession as a whole throughout my speech,” said Noyd. She said as a child her parents encouraged her to vocalize her opinions and defend her ideas. She had frequent conversations with them about political and social issues which instilled her passion for discussion and breaking down current events. Noyd has been participating in speech competitions since she was 11 years old, but the Battle of Flowers, which is held in San Antonio, stands out. The oldest college and university level competition in Texas was on Zoom because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This was the first time I’ve ever spoken to an empty auditorium. However, I’m incredibly grateful for the incredible team of volunteers at the Battle of Flowers Organization for ensuring that this competition was possible even in the era of COVID-19,” said Noyd.Carrie Moore, a communications studies instructor at TCU, reignited Noyd’s passion for competitive public speaking after Noyd took her advanced public speaking class last semester. As Noyd’s mentor, Moore spent countless hours over winter break and leading up to the competition revising her speech. Noyd felt creating a polished speech wouldn’t have been possible without her.“Vivian’s writing is exceptional, so reading her drafts and working through edits was a breeze,” said Moore. “And when it came time to polish the delivery of the speech, again, Vivian is a pro. She is so calm under pressure, and she possesses a truly conversational and flexible delivery style.” Noyd ended her final semester at TCU with a win for the university and a long-time personal achievement.“I would love to compete in more speech competitions in the future. However, for the rest of the semester I’ll be getting ready to finish my time at TCU and prepare for law school,” said Noyd.As a future law school student, Noyd plans to put her $5,000 monetary prize towards her higher education.If COVID-19 restrictions allow, Noyd will be delivering her first-place speech at the Association’s annual Fiesta Luncheon in San Antonio next year. At the conclusion of her speech, she will be presented with a $5,000 check. Additionally, Noyd will ride in the annual Battle of Flowers Parade that will also occur in 2022. Amanda Vasquez Boschini responds to faculty criticism over recent interview Facebook Amanda Vasquez Hermès and scarves: A look at one of the most unique combinations in the west Previous articleHoroscope: April 5, 2021Next articleWhat we’re reading: Walgreens changes dose timeline, lawsuits piling up from Texas’ winter storm Amanda Vasquez RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedincenter_img Vivian Noyd, senior strategic communication and youth advocacy and educational studies dual major, wins speech competition. (Marissa Stacy/Managing Editor) Amanda Vasquez Facebook Non-traditional classrooms to continue to be used next semester as distancing requirements persist Twitter Amanda Vasquez Twitter What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Amanda Vasquez read more

Colleagues call for release of journalists abducted in Syria

first_imgNews News IN SUPPORT OF THE JOURNALISTS KIDNAPPED IN SYRIA We ask for peace and the right to speak Syria is the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. Since the beginning of the war, more than 55 journalists have been killed and about 40 kidnapped or detained. Ever since ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) – an Al Qaeda-linked group – appeared on the scene around six months ago, reporting on the ground has become virtually impossible. Journalists are not welcome, as ISIS has announced through various social networks and media. Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, Javier Espinosa and Marc Marginedas were aware of the dangers and accepted them. It did not stop them from traveling to Syria to continue reporting. When the world did not know what was happening inside Syria, they ventured where no Westerner was going, despite knowing they were putting their own lives at risk. When they first went, the Assad regime was hounding anyone trying to report what was happening. They kept reporting when threats later began to come from the rebels – who are now fragmented into many factions, some of them linked to Al Qaeda. They are not activists; they are journalists who believe in something that is becoming less common in the media business: being at the front line, in the place where the worst things happen in war. All three of these journalists represent commitment, honesty and rigour – values that have declined ​​in our profession. Today, the shoe is on the other foot. Today it is our turn to turn them into the main characters, so that those who think they are spies may realize their mistake, may understand that they are just three journalists. Or to explain to those who have deprived them of their freedom that kidnappings only serve to obscure what is happening on the ground. To explain that, after their abduction, no one will go there to understand what is happening. They all have a reporter’s instincts. They all have journalism running through their veins, a drive to do more than just be a staff reporter – Marc for El Periodico and Javier for El Mundo – or just make a living as a freelancer. Ricardo, despite having no support and having to deal with the over-protective tendencies of media that give him assignments, continued to do his duty without waiting for media to ask him. As far as he was concerned, reporting the news meant being where it was happening, up close and glued to his wide-angle lens, and far from corporate or political interests. On one of his first trips to Syria, Ricardo was given an assignment by an elderly woman in Sermen. Her 15-year-old grandson had just been killed by a shell from a government tank. As she tearfully buried him, she took Ricardo’s hands, kissed them and said: “Tell the world how they are killing us.” Ever since that day, each time he pressed his camera’s shutter button, he did it to return a piece of life to those living surrounded by death. Those of us who are Ricardo’s friends know he will not like all this fuss. He is a very discrete person. He never protests, criticizes or says more than he needs to say. He just acts. And he does so with photography, producing such subjective and exceptional shots that no one can just turn the page. He forces you to stop, observe and think. They say that artists feed on applause. Ricardo is an artisan. A painter of stories. In his photographs, shaped with unusual sensitivity, you hear the cries and the bombs, you smell the blood and your soul shudders. Ricardo is a man of few words, modest about his courage and not interested in recognition. The antithesis of modernity. Placid Garcia Planas, a colleague who has shared many a coffee with Ricardo in Barcelona’s sidewalk cafés, told us: “Ricardo is such a good person that he does not seem like a journalist.” Maybe that is why he ended up being such good friends with Javier and they began to travel together. Javier is another example of those who, with their discretion and simplicity, give journalism and life lessons with a smile and make all the rest of us seem like kids and apprentices. None of them are kamikazes or suicidal. They were not looking for danger. They were not seeking an adrenaline rush. They took no avoidable risk. They only took risks that were strictly necessary to tell the story, which had to be told from the right place. They knew exactly where they went and were aware of what they were doing, how they were doing it and what could happen to them. Because they knew, because they have experienced similar situations in the past and never gave up, today we have to offer them even more honest respect. Marc understands journalism as an act of absolute freedom. As an exercise in ignoring convention and telling personal stories, stories set in the street that result in a lot of dust on your shoes. He is stubborn. Nothing ever stopped him. Neither the frontiers that men draw to imprison what makes us human, nor the squeamishness of the censors, nor the mediocrity of the media bosses who regard international reporting as an expensive product that does not cover its costs. He has been fighting all of this for years, committed and convinced that there are thousands of stories to tell and that, if no one tells them, it will be as if they had never happened.The kidnappings of Marc and of Ricardo and Javier – like the kidnappings of James Foley, Austin Tice, Didier Françoise, Edouard Elias, Pierre Torres, Nicolas Henin, Bashar Kadumi, Samir Kassab, Ishak Mokhtar, Magnus Falkehed, Niclas Hammarström and all the other journalists who were covering the Syrian war until someone decided to silence them – affects not only them but also the ability of the world’s population to know what is going on in Syria. It is all about freedom of the press and ultimately democracy. It is important that rules should still be observed so that the world can know what is happening in wars. We are issuing this statement in part for this reason, but above all because families and friends are waiting for these journalists to return. Signed by the following Spanish and international journalists: Alberto Arce, Gervasio Sánchez, Rafael Sánchez Fabrés, JM López, Diego Ibarra Sánchez, Ethel Bonet, Cesare Quinto, Omar Havana, Fabio Bucciarelli, Antonio Pampliega, José Miguel Calatayud, Álvaro Ybarra Zabala, Laura Jiménez Varo, Philip Poupin, Sergi Cabeza, Walter Astrada, Diego Represa, Gabriel Pecot, Andoni Lubaki, Maysun, André Liohn, Sylvain Cherkaoui, Javier Martin, Andrea Bernardi, Alberto Pradilla, Alfonso Bauluz, Samuel Rodríguez, Marc  Javierre, Salvador Campillo, Plácid García Planas, Félix Flores,  Manu Brabo, Mónica Bernabé, Rodrigo Abd, Javier Manzano, Iván M. García, Narciso Contreras, Mikel Ayestarán, Mayte Carrasco, Luis de Vega, Giulio Piscitelli, Lola Banon, Daniel Iriarte, Ramón Lobo, Ana Galán, Rubén García, Maria-Alba Gilabert, David Rengel, Elisa Arroyo Calvo, Joaquín Gómez Sastre, Marta Ballesta, Silvia Barradas Pinto, Alfred Hackensber​ger, Mar San Juan,Pablo Tosco, Sabrina Pindo, Lola Hierro. SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Organisation March 8, 2021 Find out more Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists “Ricardo García Vilanova, Javier Espinosa and Marc Marginedas are not activists; they are journalists who believe in something that is becoming less common in the media business: being at the front line, in the place where the worst things happen in war.”This is the message of a joint appeal by the colleagues of three Spanish journalists who have been abducted in Syria.Reporters Without Borders supports this appeal, signed by many Spanish and international journalists, for the release of all kidnapped media personnel in Syria including Marginedas, Espinosa and García. to go further SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria March 12, 2021 Find out more December 12, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Colleagues call for release of journalists abducted in Syria News February 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Follow the news on Syrialast_img read more

Hit man guns down photojournalist

first_img RSF_en News February 16, 2021 Find out more News Organisation PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Help by sharing this information News June 1, 2021 Find out more A hit man gunned down photojournalist Allan Dizon in the central city of Cebu on 27 November, bringing to 12 the number of journalists murdered in the country since the start of the year.”It is distressing to learn that yet again a journalist has been killed in the Philippines, the third this month,” said Reporters Without Borders.”These serial killings destroy any credibility government action may have had, even though it has taken steps to try to end this violence”.After Iraq, the Philippines was the world’s most dangerous country for journalists, the worldwide press freedom organisation added.Dizon, aged around 30, was shot twice close to the SM City commercial mall and died two hours later in the city hospital, police sources said.His killer, his face partly hidden by a helmet, fired on Dizon at point black range, shooting him again in the back as he tried to run away. The gunman escaped the scene with the help of an accomplice who was waiting for him with a motorbike.Police set up a Task Force to investigate the murder, for which no-one has admitted responsibility. The journalist’s colleagues said he had been very jittery and apparently preoccupied by financial worries.Dizon, who had been employed for less than a year on the daily The Freeman and the tabloid Banat News, had recently written a report about drug-trafficking in a Cebu neighborhood, editor of the two papers told the daily Inquirer.But the journalist was not believed to have received any warnings. His wife, Amelina Dizon, also confirmed that as far as she knew her husband had not been threatened. center_img Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Follow the news on Philippines Receive email alerts PhilippinesAsia – Pacific News May 3, 2021 Find out more to go further Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped November 29, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hit man guns down photojournalistlast_img read more

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Altadena: Cars for Christ

first_img More Cool Stuff Top of the News Church members can make a tax deductible donation of their old junk car or truck and help support St.Elizabeth’s religious education program.No pink slip is necessary for any donation (Church staff will take care of the paper work!). Call Carmen at (626) 797-1167 and a church staff will pick up the donor’s old or junk car and truck.St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, 1879 North Lake Avenue, Altadena, (626) 797-1167 or visit EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDoes Giving Ultimatums In A Relationship Ever Work Out?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Faith & Youth St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Altadena: Cars for Christ “Send your car to heaven.” Published on Monday, September 3, 2012 | 3:42 pm Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more