SuperGroup chief taking on the world

first_img SuperGroup chief taking on the world Sunday 13 February 2011 10:36 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.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.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comcenter_img KCS-content SUPERGROUP founder Julian Dunkerton is not a man to stay still for long. He says he will not rest until his über-cool brands are sported by trendy young things across the globe.Dunkerton’s usual working day starts at 8.45am when he gets to the office in Cheltenham, after having taken his daughters to school and swilled down a triple espresso to get his creative juices flowing. “I cannot operate properly until I have had my first coffee,” he says.The retail guru, who floated his phenomenally successful SuperGroup last year, regularly updates the market on his company, whose breathtaking expansion – particularly at a time when cash-strapped consumers are reining in their spending – is something of a retail miracle.But that’s not how the driven but affable Dunkerton sees his meteoric rise from market stall holder to darling of the City. “I know what will sell and what the cost should be,” he tells City A.M. “There is a lot of hard work but I love this business and we can expand across the world – there is no limit.” That expansion most recently came in the form of the of buying out the group’s French franchise partner CNC for £34m. SuperGroup’s shares have trebled since last spring but Dunkerton – who has an estimated fortune of £170m – is in no mood to take his foot off the accelerator. The CNC deal sees Luc Clément, the founder of CNC Collections, join the UK fashion retailer as head of European franchising. Dunkerton’s constant refrain is that the people around him are key to fuelling the success.“Luc is just like me. He is very driven and understands what has to be done. It’s the same with Chris Griffiths who runs our e-commerce business – these are exceptional people.“My management style is that I speak to them on a daily basis but I know they are going in the right direction.” Dunkerton says he can’t imagine doing anything else outside SuperGroup, whether in the retail sector or in any other business. However, he admits that there are always lessons to be learned, particularly after he issued a trading statement including a warning over the price of materials, triggering a dip in the company’s share price.“I learned an important lesson in that these things [the statement] have to be looked at more closely. We are well placed to take the cost rises in raw materials so it was a mistake to use those words – it’s important to realise the impact they will have.”Despite his success he is still willing to learn and that, allied to his determination, are what make him a powerful operator.The market stall in Herefordshire where he started 26 years ago must seem a long way off, but the fire in the belly is clearly still there – aided by the coffee of course. whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgNewrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileNewrest ASL Plc is a multi-sector catering company in Nigeria specialising in out-of-home food services for the hospitality, aviation, mining and corporate sectors. It is the only multi-sector catering company in Nigeria. The company’s service footprint extends to 49 countries around the world. The catering operation is extensive with over 30 000 employees turning out more than a million meals a day. Newrest ASL Plc’s client base includes: airline companies, providing menu design, skills training, logistics management, picking and packing bars and dry stores and catering for airport lounges and VIP flights; railway companies, offering catering, cleaning and logistic services to railway operators through Newrest Wagons-Lit; oil, gas and mining companies, offering catering services for remote sites; and commercial and corporate entities, handling daily meal plans and catering for functions, inhouse restaurants and cafeterias. Newrest ASL supplies and markets its own inhouse brands which includes Le RDV, Daily Break, Caffé Lindo, Sky Shop and The Lunch. Newrest ASL Plc is majority-owned by its management where over 300 managers have a combined stake in the business of 88.7%. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Newrest ASL Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Hit or miss: is the rising BT share price a potentially profitable addition to my portfolio?

first_img Andy Ross owns shares in National Grid. 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. Andy Ross | Friday, 26th March, 2021 | More on: BT-A 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. See all posts by Andy Ross Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: BT Enter Your Email Address 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.center_img Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 The BT (LSE: BT.A) share price is up 45% in the last six months and 12% in a year. However, the recent outperformance of the market by BT’s shares masks its poor longer-term returns for shareholders. Over five years the shares are down 66%.So is BT turning a corner? Would I add the shares after the recent rise in the share price or does the elevated price just making investing even more risky? 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…BT share price: the plus pointsA particular area of strength for BT is, I think. EE. This is part of the wider BT Group and is a strong brand and ready for 5G. EE spent £450m on 5G spectrum, which should set it up well to charge customers for faster speeds.Also good, the dividend, which was suspended because of the pandemic, will come back — albeit at a lower level. This gives BT a chance to grow the dividend sustainably and invest in its business, which it needs to do to grow in the future.  There’s also the relationship with Ofcom, BT’s principal regulator, which seems to be improving. That’s because BT seems to be happy with the returns it can get from the regulated part of its business, especially regarding full fibre. That’s a contrast to other regulated businesses such as National Grid, which have more disputes with regulators over how much money they can make.CEO Philip Jansen is highly regarded and has a technology background, having previously been CEO at Worldpay. On the boardroom front there will be a new chairman too, after it was announced Jan du Plessis would be standing down. A new chair may help the CEO push BT forward more quickly.Perhaps most important to the value and turnaround investors who might most likely be interested in the BT share price, is that the shares are still cheap. Even after the recent share price rise, the shares still trade on a P/E of only around six.Reasons to be cautious Despite the positives, I have some concerns. The future of Openreach is uncertain, and the firm has a lot of debt, including its pension liabilities. On top of that, it’s a mature utility-like business, earning mostly regulated returns with lots of need to invest in infrastructure.Most of all though, I’m put off by its low growth prospects. That could hold back large dividend increases in the future. I suspect it will also mean share price growth will be more sluggish going forward. The rollout of 4G also wasn’t as profitable as many mobile operators hoped. There’s a risk 5G may not translate into the expected profits for EE. On balance, I’m not tempted to add BT to my portfolio. The BT share price has momentum and could rise further. But I don’t expect that it’ll add that much growth to my portfolio versus more innovative, smaller and nimbler companies that I can invest in. So I’ll look to identify those types of companies instead to maximise my returns. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Hit or miss: is the rising BT share price a potentially profitable addition to my portfolio? Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away.last_img read more

Brunswick House / Chan Architecture

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Greer Consulting Engineers Projects Australia Brunswick House / Chan Architecture Year:  Save this picture!© Tatjana Plitt+ 14Curated by María Francisca González Share Building Surveyor:Wilsmore Nelson GroupProject Team:Anthony Chan, Meyvin PuspitaCity:BrunswickCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tatjana PlittRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40MetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Renovating a semi-detached, single fronted Edwardian terrace house always poses a unique set of challenges.  The sites are often long and narrow with a shared party wall on one side and an existing house which can be over 100 years old.  The main challenge is always how to create modern, flexible, light-filled spaces with limited site access and a tight budget.Save this picture!PlansWith the Brunswick house, we designed the extension to be built to boundary on both sides with high ceilings, light internal materials and strategically placed skylights to bring the light in from above. We also designed the cabinetry to be customised to the client’s needs so that everything had a place and how each space was to be used was carefully considered. The kitchen and dining areas also completely open up to the backyard, extending the feeling of space to the north.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Tatjana PlittThe external view from the backyard was designed to showcase the clean, rectilinear lines of the first floor extension with fine perimeter detailing, and the vertical batten cladding providing visual depth and transparency to the façade.  The steel box around the window provides shelter, shading and privacy to the upstairs windows.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittThe materials were carefully chosen to provide texture and variety to give each element and room its’ own individuality, in particular with the selection of flooring, wall tiles and joinery finishes.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittProject gallerySee allShow lessShanghaiTech University / Moore Ruble YudellSelected ProjectsMadison Square Garden Unveils Plans for Spherical Event Venues in London and Las VegasArchitecture News Share “COPY” Brunswick House / Chan ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBrunswick House / Chan Architecture CopyAbout this officeChan ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrunswickAustraliaPublished on February 14, 2018Cite: “Brunswick House / Chan Architecture” 14 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Chan Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Houses Photographs Structural Engineer: 2017 Whelan Master Builders Manufacturers: Caesarstone, Classic Ceramics, G-LUX, Masson for Light, Reece, Tait Flooring, AWS, Benchtop City, Escenium HAUS, Urban Edge Ceramics ArchDaily Photographs:  Tatjana Plitt Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  233 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Brunswick, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Builder: last_img read more

Seven Blocks / studio M architects

first_imgPhotographs:  Kouichi Torimura Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: 3M, AGC, Lixil Corporation, Toto, YKK AP, ADVAN, AcorSave this picture!© Kouichi TorimuraRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The site lies a few minutes away from a traditional shopping street, and is a short distance from where two main roads in Tokyo intersect.  The owner requested a new multi-family dwelling building that could be uniquely adapted to the dense urban area, while at the same time would be bright and open to natural daylight.  On the south side of the lot is a road with a width of 8 meters and an unpaved parking lot.  The original parking lot function of the site is to be continued underneath the new building, and maintains a height capable of accommodating the stopping the microbus.  Located halfway between residential and shopping areas, the site vicinity has good access to the city center of Tokyo, and is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood with people of different age groups, occupations and positions.Save this picture!© Kouichi TorimuraSave this picture!Section Y’Y’Save this picture!© Kouichi TorimuraIn an effort to respond to these conditions, several different types and sizes of dwelling units are aggregated into one building, and establishes a unified multi-family architecture informed directly by its contextual diversity.  Each unit and associated parking space is combined into ‘seven blocks’ with different shapes and sizes, and is assembled into one overall volume.  By adjusting the volume and shaping of each building block, we developed a configuration that fits onto the site, addresses profitability, and conforms to the building codes and specifications.  Each dwelling unit contains rooms with individuality depending on the direction of the inhabitants, and is designed as minimalist spaces while coping with the overall spatial complexities.  In addition the spaces situated on the south side of each dwelling unit function as privacy buffers with access to the outside, and offer a three-dimensional spatial connection edge-side to both upper and lower floors.Save this picture!© Kouichi TorimuraFrom the road, various elements overlap to form the street elevation.  At the intermediate living spaces, a curtain is affixed to the façade to ensure privacy.  The band-like massing is arranged and layered in such a way to change with the transformation from the public to the private areas.  By alternating the sliced ​​and band-shaped structural and non-structural segments, we devised a way that would also accommodate equipment wiring and piping.  The rigid concrete frame structure, combined with partial load bearing walls, band-shaped flat pillars and beams produces a transparent feeling with a porous and light impression, and creates a bright and open apartment building open to the city.Save this picture!© Kouichi TorimuraProject gallerySee allShow lessRestaurant of Shade / NISHIZAWAARCHITECTSSelected ProjectsTen Courtyard House / Atelier ZAISelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:5-11-27 Nakanobu Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Seven Blocks / studio M architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Kouichi Torimura+ 28Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Japan CopyAbout this officestudio M architectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsShinagawa-kuJapanPublished on August 15, 2018Cite: “Seven Blocks / studio M architects” 14 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: studio M architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Apartments Year:  Seven Blocks / studio M architectsSave this projectSaveSeven Blocks / studio M architects 2018 ArchDaily Photographs Area:  281 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments•Shinagawa-ku, Japan Projectslast_img read more

ChildLine launches its first national volunteering campaign

first_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 October 2004 | News ChildLine launches its first national volunteering campaign Tagged with: Recruitment / people Research / statistics Volunteering The campaign aims to recruit 700 volunteers across the UK, of which 500 will be trained to answer children’s calls to the charity’s free, 24-hour helpline. A further 200 volunteers are needed at ChildLine centres across the UK to help provide fundraising support, outreach work with schools, administration and help in other areas.The survey found that working is no barrier to volunteering; many ChildLine volunteers have full time jobs, and 59% said that volunteering had a positive impact on the skills they used at work. Local contacts and promotion seem to be at the root of successful volunteer recruitment. The survey found that 22% of ChildLine’s volunteers said they heard about the charity through word of mouth, while 21% were inspired by a report in their local media. The survey also revealed that ChildLine volunteers are willing to travel, with 14% travelling over 20 miles to reach their nearest counselling centre.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Children’s charity ChildLine aims to recruit 50% more volunteers over the next six months with its ‘Whatever You Do, You Can Do This Too’ campaign.To mark the launch of the campaign ChildLine has published the results of the first survey of its existing volunteers, which found that 96% of them felt that helping ChildLine benefited other areas of their lives.In preparing for its first national volunteering campaign, ChildLine asked its volunteers what messages they would use to encourage others to give their time. Their responses have inspired a new range of posters and postcards, supported by BT, which promote the value of volunteering for ChildLine. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Zahra Kazemi’s killers still unpunished, 15 years after her death in custody

first_imgReferring to Iran’s failure to punish anyone for his mother’s death, Stephan Hashemi said in 2014: “The government of Iran is fully responsible for the death under torture of my mother Zahra Kazemi. It is also a very clear and proven case of cover-up by the Iranian government.” Two other women journalists, Narges Mohammadi and Hengameh Shahidi, and one other woman citizen-journalist, Roya Saberi Negad Nobakht, are currently detained in the Islamic Republic of Iran, which makes it one of the world’s three biggest jailers of women journalists and women citizen-journalists, along with Turkey and Syria. Iran is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News They also include the deaths in detention of Firat news agency reporter Ayfer Serçe (2006), blogger Omidreza Mirsayafi (2009), former Abrar Economy reporter Alireza Eftekhari (2009), journalist and women’s rights activist Haleh Sahabi (2011), Iran-e-Farda journalist Hoda Saber (2011) and blogger Sattar Beheshti (2012). Receive email alerts The many other examples of impunityfor murders of journalists in Iran include those of Ebrahim Zalzadeh, Majid Charif, Mohamad Mokhtari, Mohamad Jafar Pouyandeh and Pirouz Davani, who were murdered by intelligence ministry agents from September to December 1998. Zahra Kazemi was 55 years old when she died on 11 July 2003 from the injuries received at the hands of her torturers following her arrest 18 days earlier while photographing the families of detainees waiting outside Evin prison. July 10, 2018 Zahra Kazemi’s killers still unpunished, 15 years after her death in custody In carefully staged judicial proceedings, one of the intelligence officers who interrogated Kazemi was charged with her death on 24 July 2004 only to be acquitted by a Tehran appeal court on 16 May 2005. The Kazemi family lawyers said they were unable to address these hearings, which the defendant did not attend, and that their requests for senior judicial officials to be summoned to testify were ignored, depriving the hearings of key witnesses. Organisation After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesEvents WomenImpunityPredatorsViolenceImprisonedCitizen-journalists Although Mortazavi, the then Tehran prosecutor, has never paid for his part in her death, he was reportedly arrested on 22 April of this year to serve a two-year jail sentence for complicity in the murder of Mohsen Roholamini, a senior regime official’s son. Roholamini was one of three people who died as a result of mistreatment in Kahrizak prison after being arrested on 12 June 2009 for participating in protests against then President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection. News On the eve of the 15th anniversary of Iranian-Canadian freelance photographer Zahra Kazemi’s death in detention in Tehran as a result of torture and mistreatment in Evin prison, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the complete impunity still enjoyed by her torturers. News Journalists still persecutedcenter_img When arrested on the night of 19 February, they were all badly beaten by police and plainclothes militiamen and denied their basic rights in violation of both Iranian regulations and international law. March 18, 2021 Find out more to go further Zahra Kazemi is a symbol of all the human rights violations perpetrated in Iran since the clerics seized power in 1979. She was a woman and a journalist who wanted to tell the world about the terrible conditions in Tehran’s Evin prison, a symbol of the regime’s relentless repression. February 25, 2021 Find out more Her killers included then Tehran prosecutor Said Mortazavi, who was responsible for many crimes of violence against journalists and citizen-journalists during his long career as a henchman for Supreme Leader and press freedom predator Ali Khamenei. Follow the news on Iran RSF_en News Women journalists are still being persecuted and mistreated in Iranian jails 15 years later. Three women citizen-journalists with the independent Sufi news website Majzooban Noor – Sepideh Moradi, Avisha Jalaledin and Shima Entesari – received five-year jail sentences from a Tehran revolutionary court this week on charges of “meeting and plotting against national security.” IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesEvents WomenImpunityPredatorsViolenceImprisonedCitizen-journalists Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Help by sharing this information Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Their ten male colleagues at Majzooban Noor – Reza Entesari, Kasra Nouri, Mostafa Abdi, Saleh Moradi, Sina Entesari, Amir Nouri, Mohammad Sharifi Moghadam, Mohammad Reza Darvishi, Abass Dehghan and Poriya Nouri – refused to appear in court in protest against the unfairness of the proceedings. June 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Over 100 tonnes of waste removed from Donegal scenic sites

first_img Over 100 tonnes of waste removed from Donegal scenic sites Site at Brinalack where 8 tonnes of waste illegally dumped was removed by the Council under the 2018 Anti-Dumping InitiativeOver 100 tonnes of waste has been removed from five scenic sites across Donegal.As part of the 2018 Anti Dumping Initiative, €69,000 was secured by Donegal County Council to clean up sites routinely subject to illegal dumping.€69,000 has been used by Donegal County Council to clean-up a number of sites across the county subjected to dumping as well as to support community clean-up efforts and for the purchase of additional surveillance equipment to be used in areas where persistent dumping is a problem.Over 100 tonnes of waste was collected from five sites in the county including; Single Street, Bundoran, Altnashane and Corbish in Carndonagh and Brinalack and Bloody Foreland in Gweedore.The Council says each clean-up required extensive planning and operation involving the hire of diggers, track and tipper machines and labour. Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Google+center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday December 14thNext articleSocial enterprise projects in Donegal benefit from funding from Dormant Accounts Fund News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest By News Highland – December 15, 2018 Google+last_img read more

Donegal man in court over indecent exposure charge

first_img Previous articleDonegal to be represented in major European disability conferenceNext articleBrexit poses biggest threat to marine sector – Cope News Highland A Donegal man who is a previously convicted sex offender has appeared at Derry Magistrate’s Court, following his arrest in Omagh in the early hours of Monday morning.43 year-old Patrick Gavin Porter from Grange, Inch Island, was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning, and was charged with committing an act of indecent exposure on the Strand Road in Derry in 2016.The 43 year old was placed on the Sex Offender’s Register for seven years in 2011 when he was convicted of committing two indecent exposure offences at the students’ village at the Ulster University, Derry.In September 2014 he was arrested for committing a sex act on the Dublin to Derry express bus and jailed for 14 months.The defendant appeared in court yesterday charged with committing an act of a lewd, disgusting and obscene nature by exposing himself to a woman from a flat window at Strand Road, Derry on September 13th, 2016.He is also charged with failing to comply with the Sex Offender’s Act by not registering with police on September 17th 2016 following his release from prison, as well as failing to notify the police of his intention to travel on the same date.The defendant has been remanded in custody to appear via video link on October 3rd. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Google+ By News Highland – September 11, 2019 Pinterest Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Twitter Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Donegal man in court over indecent exposure charge Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApplast_img read more

Rev. Al Sharpton to join family in demanding justice for Florida man killed in ‘stand your ground’ shooting

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(CLEARWATER, Fla.) — Loved ones of an African-American man shot dead in a Florida parking dispute by a white man invoking the state’s controversial “stand your ground” self-defense law are about to get a boost in their calls for justice from a national civil rights leader.The Rev. Al Sharpton said Sunday that he will travel to Florida next week to protest the death of Markeis McGlockton, 28.Sharpton, the civil rights leader based in New York City, announced in a tweet Sunday that he will hold a rally for McGlockton next Sunday in Clearwater, Florida, where McGlockton was gunned down earlier this month in front of a convenience store.Relatives of McGlockton are expected to join Sharpton at that rally at St. John Primitive Baptist Church.Sharpton’s announcement comes a day after a funeral for McGlockton drew several hundred mourners.McGlockton was killed on July 19, when he came out of a Circle A convenience store to find his girlfriend, Britany Jacobs, being confronted by Michael Drejka, 47, apparently for parking in a handicap spot.Surveillance video showed McGlockton shoving Drejka to the ground. Drejka pulled a handgun and shot McGlockton as he appeared to be taking steps back. McGlockton was shot in front of Jacobs and their three children, ages 4 months to 5 years old.Drejka told Pinellas County sheriff’s detectives that he was invoking the “stand your ground” law because he feared for his life after McGlockton pushed him to the ground.Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri declined to file charges in the case, saying Drejka “had to shoot to defend himself.”Gualtieri’s decision prompted protests in Clearwater and demands from McGlockton’s attorney to continue the investigation and for Pinellas County State Attorney Bernie McCabe to file charges against Drejka.Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking that the Department of Justice launch a federal investigation into McGlockton’s death.Nelson’s letter is also signed by Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey; Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California; Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Florida; and Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Florida.Sessions has yet to say if the Department of Justice will investigate the shooting.Benjamin Crump, a civil rights attorney who represents Jacobs, the mother of McGlockton’s three young children, and Michele Reyner, a lawyer who represents McGlockton’s parents, both contend that Drejka had no standing to cite “stand your ground” as a defense.“We are here to demand justice for the cold-blooded murder of Markeis McGlockton by the self-appointed wannabe cop Michael Drejka,” said Crump said at a news conference on Thursday.“You can’t start a confrontation and kill somebody and say, ‘Oh, I was just standing my ground,’” Crump said.Reyner says that the video of the shooting indicates that Drejka was not in any imminent danger and had four seconds to decide whether or not to use deadly force on McGlockton.Crump and Reyner are also asking the state legislature to amend the “stand your ground” law to prevent aggressors and instigators of such incidents from citing the “stand your ground” law as a defense.As of Friday, the sheriff’s department had not turned over reports in the case to McCabe, according to McGlockton’s attorney. McCabe will decide if charges against Drejka are warranted.Drejka has not commented publicly on the case. ABC News has made numerous attempts to seek comment from Drejka, but he has not responded.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more