Bank of England’s preferred measure of money supply fails to grow in July

first_img Share Bank of England’s preferred measure of money supply fails to grow in July Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 31 August 2010 8:48 pm whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof THE Bank of England’s preferred measure of Britain’s broad money supply – excluding intermediate financial institutions (M4X) – failed to grow in July, raising fears among some economists that asset purchases have failed to boost the money supply sustainably. According to figures published by the central bank yesterday, its preferred measure was flat on the month while the headline measure posted growth of 0.4 per cent compared to June. The three-month annualised growth of the preferred measure slowed to 5.6 per cent from 6.8 per cent, taking it back below the 6-9 per cent range that Bank governor Mervyn King has said he is aiming for. However, other economists point to the faster pace of growth in the key money supply measures since the start of the year, with M4X growing at 5.9 per cent over the past six months. Henderson’s Simon Ward points out that within broad money non-financial companies’ holdings rose by 0.9 per cent in July, pushing annual growth up to 4 per cent.But, unusually, households’ broad money holdings were unchanged in July. The last and only time this has happened since 1997 was in October 2008 at the height of the financial crisis. Ward attributes this lack of growth to households switching into mutual funds and borrowers repaying debts. last_img read more

Veikkaus to open Casino Tampere in December 2021

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Veikkaus to open Casino Tampere in December 2021 1st September 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Finnish state-owned operator Veikkaus expects work on the construction of the UROS Live Arena in the city centre of Tampere, which will include the operator’s latest addition to its casino portfolio, Casino Tampere, to be completed in December 2021. Email Addresscenter_img Regions: Europe Nordics Finland Finnish state-owned operator Veikkaus expects work on the construction of the UROS Live Arena in the city centre of Tampere, which will include the operator’s latest addition to its casino portfolio, Casino Tampere, to be completed in December 2021.The new venue will be designed in cooperation with a variety of specialists including Finnish interior designers and AV and media specialists. Specially created areas for social gaming will offer new products and ways of ensuring responsible gambling.According to current plans, Casino Tampere will employ some 80 staff, with recruitment starting step-by-step in the beginning of 2021. Most employees will work within customer service, and staff will be trained with a specific focus on creating an environmentin which social responsibility and personalised customer experiences will be the top priorities.The operator hopes the new casino will be “a trendsetter of the European casino world as a builder of a responsible gaming environment and a new type of arena casino”.The plans include the implementation of a new registration system, which will feature compulsory account-based play for all customers, as well as the introduction of new tools for responsible gaming.Veikkaus recently called for the early introduction of compulsory customer authentication across its network, which was originally planned for its retail venues from 2023. The operator said last month that it would introduce the measure at its own Feel Vegas and Pelaamo arcades from January 2021, as part of an effort to clamp down on underage gambling.In addition, customers using the operator’s decentralised slot machines in stores, kiosks, service stations and restaurants, will also be required to register to gamble from January.Sami Aiho, general manager of Casino Tampere said: “Veikkaus’ casinos will be trailblazers in responsible gaming. The authentication provides our customers tools for gaming control, which they can use to manage their gaming by, for example, setting limits on their gaming or opting for a total gaming ban.”The plan to introduce compulsory verification for customers has been in place since 2019, and Veikkaus expects it to be implemented at its existing venue Casino Helsinki from spring 2021, prior to the opening of Casino Tampere in December.At present, customers at the existing Casino Helsinki must registered, and under the new measures, will be required to always show their casino cards before they can play slots or table games. The authentication system differs from that in place at Veikkaus’ other arcades and points of sale, where only members of its customer loyalty programme have to ‘log in’ before playing. “You can only join as a loyal customer if you are living permanently in Finland,” Casino Helsinki general manager Tiina Siltanen explained. “We have a lot of foreign guests at the casino, so the compulsory authentication linked to your Veikkaus Card is not an option.” Casino & games Topics: Casino & gameslast_img read more

Enterprise Group Limited ( Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgEnterprise Group Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Enterprise Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Enterprise Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Enterprise Group Limited (  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEnterprise Group Limited is a leading financial services and insurance group in Ghana. The company operates in 6 segments; non-life assurance, life assurance, pension administration, real estate, funeral services and investments. Enterprise Group Limited offers an extensive portfolio of products and services ranging from funeral finance and family income protection to micro insurance, corporate risk, fidelity guarantee, cash-in-safe, home and personal assets protection and product liability insurance policies. Enterprise Group Limited also assists with pension fund management and real estate development and management. The company was founded in 1924 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Enterprise Group Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Investors are selling Fundsmith. Should I?

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Paul Summers | Sunday, 30th May, 2021 Investors are selling Fundsmith. Should I? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Looking for new share ideas?Grab this FREE report now.Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits.From 2015-2019…Revenues increased 38.6%.Its net income went up 19.7 times!Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLEDThe opportunity here really is astounding.In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer?You could have the full details on this company right now. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Grab your free report – while it’s online. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenuescenter_img Terry Smith’s Fundsmith Equity is the UK’s largest fund. It’s not hard to see why. Smith achieved an annualised return of 18.4% from launch (November 2010) to the end of April this year for investors.Despite this stellar performance, there are signs that some want out. Almost £360m was taken out of the fund in the first three months of 2021. Let’s look at why this might be happening.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…Why is Fundsmith out of favour?The most obvious cause of Fundsmith’s outflows is down to the rotation into value stocks. Having made a lot of money from Covid-proof tech giants in 2020, investors now want to recycle profits into companies that could recover strongly as the coronavirus pandemic comes to an end. Fundsmith is about as far as you can get from being a value-focused fund. Instead, Terry Smith only buys what he believes to be the best companies around. These are firms that generate high returns on the money they invest in themselves. They’re resistant to competition, resilient in the face of change and boast strong brands. They’re also not cheap. This helps to explain why Fundsmith hasn’t benefited from the rebound as much as other funds. So, what are some of the arguments for me staying in or moving out of Fundsmith now?Fundsmith: The bear caseWell, there’s a chance that the switch to value stocks could continue. As economies fully reopen, investors are still bargain-hunting. Airlines — which Terry Smith is particularly scornful of as investments — could register big gains. There’s also something to be said for the fact that the average size of a company in Fundsmith’s portfolio is almost £165bn. It’s not easy for these to double revenue and profits (and share prices) overnight. Small-cap stocks, however, can provide outsized returns if picked well. At the risk of sounding ageist, it’s also worth remembering that Smith, like most successful managers, is no spring chicken. While he’s not expected to retire soon, I doubt he’ll want to still be managing investments into his 90s like Warren Buffett. As football teams replace star players, so must investors. Fundsmith: The bull caseOn the flip side, Smith has always been very clear that there will come a time when Fundsmith will underperform the market. Using the Tour de France as an analogy, the UK fund manager has said that he’s looking to win the race for his investors, not every stage of the race. Smith is not a market-timer. Nor will he buy/sell on a whim. As a holder, that gives me confidence. I’m also comforted by the fact that Terry Smith has a large amount of his own money invested. When it comes to addressing Smith’s inevitable retirement from Fundsmith, investors should know that there’s already a succession plan in place. While his eventual replacement is still to be confirmed, there’s a decent chance it will be his long-serving head of research, Julian Robins. Again, this consistency is reassuring. Bottom lineTerry Smith won’t be concerned over recent outflows from Fundsmith. On reflection, I’m not concerned either. As a long-term investor, I believe that good businesses will always trump bad businesses eventually. Fundsmith’s investment strategy is to buy the former, not overpay, and then do nothing. For me, the third step is particularly relevant today. Growth will come again. Paul Summers owns shares in Fundsmith Equity. 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. 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. 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 Paul Summerslast_img read more

CAF helps UK public donate to Australian bushfire appeals

first_img Melanie May | 23 January 2020 | News Three more fundraising campaigns for Australia: Tagged with: Australia Charities Aid Foundation disaster Advertisement Revolut supports Australian Red Cross & WWF appealsRevolut has joined forces with the Australian Red Cross and WWF on an emergency appeal to support the people and animals affected by the bushfires in Australia.Revolut customers will now be able to donate to the Australian Red Cross and WWF via the in-app Donations feature, which allows users to round up their card payments and donate the difference to charity. Customers can also donate by setting up a recurring payment or making one-off donations.All donations to the Australian Red Cross from Revolut customers will go directly to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. Donations to WWF will be directed towards the immediate response efforts that are tackling the bushfires and its impact on wildlife and communities. After the fires clear, the funds will be used to help restore homes for koalas and other wildlife, planting the first 10,000 trees urgently needed in koala habitats. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  507 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 In the UK, WWF UK saw £1m raised in the first week of its Australian Bushfire Emergency Appeal. The total was bolstered by donations from companies, celebrities and sports stars, including Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton, Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin, and Juventus’s Aaron Ramsey.Image: Photo by David Caird / Newspix. Jan 2020: ‘Guzzle’ the koala, who suffered burns, held by carer Maryann Buchanan after bushfires in Mallacoota, Victoria.center_img Formula 1 auctionWith Formula 1’s 2020 season kicking off in Melbourne in March, the Formula 1 community is running an F1 Auction, with the money raised going to help those affected in the worst hit areas.The F1 Auction started on 22 January, with all proceeds going to four charity and non-profit organisations, selected together with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation:Red Cross AustraliaCountry Fire Authority VictoriaFoundation for Rural and Regional RenewalWWF Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery FundUp for auction are exclusive items, signed merchandise and ‘money-can’t-buy’ experiences. Among the many items already donated are the racing gloves and shoes used by Daniel Ricciardo during his first season with Renault, the helmet that Kevin Magnussen will use in this year’s 2020 Australian Grand Prix, as well as race suits from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Alex Albon, Haas’ Romain Grosjean and AlphaTauri’s Daniil Kvyat as worn in the 2019 season. The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is helping members of the public donate to the Australian bushfire crisis, by working with its Australian partner, Good2Give to ensure donations reach the country without international payment fees.People can give a minimum of £20 upwards to an agreed list of 27 Australian charities through CAF. The charities are split across three main cause areas, which are the General Bush Fire Appeal, the Firefighters Appeal and the Animal Appeal. Some of the charities who stand to benefit include the Salvation Army, RSPCA Australia and the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.Sir John Low, Chief Executive of CAF said:“We have all been deeply saddened by the raging bushfires in Australia, as well as the cost to human and animal life.“As the crisis continues, we’re pleased to be able to make it simpler for people in the UK to donate to some of the brilliant charities tackling this crisis on the ground.”Record-breaking temperatures and drought have fuelled the bushfires, around 60 of which were still burning across New South Wales and Victoria this week.  506 total views,  2 views today CAF helps UK public donate to Australian bushfire appeals London Ambulance Service appealLondon Ambulance Service has raised almost £10,000 so far through its appeal, which is raising funds for the Australian Red Cross to support the emergency services tackling the bushfires. The Service has close ties with colleagues in Australia and hundreds of its staff are from the country and have loved ones and friends who live near the affected areas. 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 read more

Biggest protest to date in Haiti

first_imgPort-au-Prince, Nov. 26.Photo: Daniel Tercier, Haiti LiberteMost of them live without electricity. Or phone service. Their community groups and popular parties don’t have much of either. They spread the call to demonstrate mouth-to-mouth or by radio shows. Internet with a mass reach doesn’t exist.But what the people of Haiti do have is mass anger. Anger at their government, which was imposed on them by the direct intervention of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Anger at Minustah, the U.N.’s occupation force that has been propping up their government for the last 10 years, while introducing a cholera epidemic that has killed over 8,000 Haitians and sickened over half a million.On Nov. 26, they came out by the tens of thousands into the streets of the capital city, Port-au-Prince, even though a week earlier the cops had broken up a demonstration there with tear gas and live fire, killing two protesters and sending five to the hospital. They called their protest “Operation Burkina Faso,” after the recent successful mass uprising in West Africa.They made it absolutely clear that the only step President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe could take to satisfy their demands would be to resign.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Gary Webb told the truth

first_imgFilm review: ‘Kill the Messenger’Gary Webb told the truth about CIA-backed contra terrorists selling drugs to finance their dirty war against Nicaragua in the 1980s. The courageous journalist was hounded to death for linking the crack epidemic with then-President Ronald Reagan’s drive to overthrow the Sandinista government.Ten years after Webb’s death in an apparent suicide, the film “Kill the Messenger” captures the story. You can see it now on DVD.As a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, Webb spent a year investigating the CIA-contra-crack connection. His three-part series, entitled “Dark Alliance,” created a sensation when it was published in 1996. Webb wrote about how contra leaders Oscar Danilo Blandón and Norwin Meneses shipped massive amounts of cocaine to southern California. Drug pushers turned it into crack.Blandón had fled Nicaragua after dictator Somoza was overthrown in 1979. He was a fundraiser for contra gangsters in the “Nicaraguan Democratic Force.” At least 50,000 Nicaraguans were murdered by the contras. Reagan called the contras “freedom fighters.”Congress had cut off funding to the contras because of massive anti-war sentiment. National Security Council staffer and current Fox News commentator Oliver North knew they were engaged in massive drug trafficking.Blandón was actually hired by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency after spending two years in jail. It’s been reported that he’s the only foreigner in U.S. history who has not been deported after being convicted of drug trafficking charges.An excuse to lock up thousandsThere were previous exposés about the CIA’s connections with drugs. Almost every Pentagon war results in massive drug running. Alfred McCoy pinpointed the CIA in “The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia.” During the Vietnam War, the CIA fueled the heroin plague, with its subsidiary Air America carrying drugs to the U.S. McCoy’s book was an unassailable classic, so it’s almost never mentioned in the media.Associated Press reporters Robert Parry and Brian Barger reported on the contra drug connection in 1985. John Kerry, then a Senator from Massachusetts, held hearings on it in 1989. Kerry was labeled a “conspiracy theorist” for his efforts. Today as Secretary of State he promotes the dirty war in Afghanistan, which under U.S. occupation became the world’s biggest producer of opium.What made Gary Webb’s “Dark Alliance” series different was that it directly tied the crack epidemic to contra drug smuggling. An early sensation on the Internet, it garnered over a million hits daily.The crack epidemic served as an excuse to lock up hundreds of thousands of Black and Latino/a people on drug charges. Webb’s articles were welcomed by oppressed people as proving the drug war was aimed at them.“Kill the Messenger” includes documentary coverage of Congressperson Maxine Waters and other Black leaders demanding the CIA fess up. Then-CIA director John Deutch is seen being forced to come to a public meeting at Locke High School in Watts in 1996. A month later he resigned.Killing the messengerThe CIA counterattacked with the help of media owners. The Los Angeles Times assigned 17 reporters to debunk Webb. (The Nation, Oct. 10) The Washington Post and the New York Times also joined the attack.The managers of the San Jose Mercury News capitulated to this slimy barrage and actually apologized for running “Dark Alliance.” Webb was forced to leave the paper’s Sacramento bureau. “Killing the Messenger” shows how he refused to cower.Webb resigned from the paper and later wrote one of the first articles about “Driving While Black” for Esquire magazine. He also published the book “Dark Alliance” (Seven Stories Press, 1999).In 1998, CIA Inspector General Frederick Hitz substantiated Webb’s charges in two reports. Yet Webb became unemployable for telling the truth.Meanwhile, Judith Miller and Michael Gordon wrote lying articles about Iraq’s alleged “weapons of mass destruction” for the New York Times. Although Miller was let go, Gordon is still the paper’s chief military correspondent.Broke and facing eviction, Webb appar­ently shot himself twice in the head in 2004.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Putnam County Ethanol Shutdown Helping Point Fingers at Washington

first_img Putnam County Ethanol Shutdown Helping Point Fingers at Washington Putnam County Ethanol Shutdown Helping Point Fingers at WashingtonPoet in Cloverdale-Google MapsPOET is idling its Cloverdale, Indiana ethanol processing plant, and the company announcement this week went straight to the issue of small refinery waivers granted by the EPA, most recently Friday’s move of 31 more exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard.The next several weeks the Putnam County plant will undergo the idle process eventually impacting the processing of over 30 million bushels of corn each year and hundreds of local jobs. The company has already reduced production at half of its 28 locations.Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper says the waivers represent a significant broken promise on the part of President Trump since those waivers constitute another 1.43 billion gallons of lost RFS demand.“We don’t understand how in the world EPA could agree with these refiners that they’re somehow suffering economic harm due to the RFS when we’ve had RIN prices at historic low levels for the better part of a year and a half now,” Cooper said. “Obviously the refining sector is doing just fine. They’re printing money right now. So, just very disappointing, very surprising in light of some of the conversation we’ve had directly with the president back in June.”Cooper said they’ve repeatedly attempted to work with the president and EPA to get the RFS back on track.“We haven’t gotten very far, quite obviously,” he said. “It doesn’t feel like our message is getting through to EPA or the White House on this issue, and what they’re doing is illegal frankly. So, we have no other choice than to take this to the court system. We have done that, we have sued EPA in three separate actions dealing with small refiner exemptions, and this most recent action by EPA just further underscores that that’s what we need to do. We need to fight the agency in court to try and rectify the situation and repair the damage that agency has done to our industry.”According to the Indiana Corn Growers Association, Indiana ethanol plants generate more than 700 direct jobs with indirect impact on thousands of others. More than $2.5 billion in Indiana economic activity is attributed to the ethanol industry each year.“These waivers directly impact rural America and corn farmers,” explained ICGA President Sarah Delbecq, who is a farmer from Auburn, Ind. “With immense uncertainty now and in the future for the ag economy due to planting delays and trade disruptions, more waiver abuse would only exacerbate the damage to farmers’ bottom line and overall demand for corn. To offer a source of stability, the EPA needs to fulfill the intended goals and promises in the original RFS.”ICGA remains critical of EPA’s granting of these waivers, which takes billions of gallons of ethanol out of the obligated levels defined in the Renewable Fuels Standard.The EPA’s waivers negatively impact Indiana corn farmers. Specifically, by 2018, the EPA had already waived 2.64 billion gallons of ethanol, which nearly offset Indiana’s entire corn output from 2017. Then came last week’s grant of the additional 31 waivers.Indiana ranks as the fifth-largest producer of U.S. ethanol, generating more than 1.1 billion gallons per year. The Hoosier State produces 8.1 percent of the total U.S. ethanol output. Nearly half of Indiana’s corn crop goes toward ethanol production, which represents nearly $300 million in additional farmer income.The SREs offset the gains made in May by ethanol supporters from the Administration’s rule change of allowing year-round sales of E15, which is a blend of 15 percent ethanol with gasoline. The RFS authorizes exemptions for refiners that process less than 75,000 barrels of petroleum per day and show economic hardship.Source: ICGA SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Putnam County Ethanol Shutdown Helping Point Fingers at Washington Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Aug 21, 2019 Previous article‘If You Didn’t Look at the Calendar…Crops Look Pretty Good’Next articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Farm Forecast for August 22, 2019 Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Fit Worth Corporate Challenge encourages fitness in the community

first_imgAbortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook ReddIt UIL recognizing cheerleading as a sport, adhering to stricter concussion guidelines Twitter GOP voters in Tarrant County set record for first-day voter turnout Safety Net: Fort Worth nonprofit empowers people in poverty printThis year’s Fit Worth Corporate Challenge consisted of 21 companies, 277 teams and 2,000 individual participants that logged about 3.6 million minutes of physical activity.The Fit Worth Corporate Challenge is a six-week fitness competition where local companies and individuals compete to log the most minutes of physical activity.Heidi Swartz, a founding member of Fit Worth and the Director of the Cowtown Marathon, said that the Fit Worth initiative was started three years ago by a group of volunteers who wanted to inspire health habits for youths in the community.The Fit Worth Healthy City Initiative hosted an awards ceremony in Magnolia Green Park on Tuesday to congratulate corporate challenge participants.According to, participants in the corporate challenge lost over 5,000 pounds for the second consecutive year.The awards were given to the individual with the most minutes logged, the company with the most participants and the company with the most minutes logged per participant.The City of Fort Worth had the most participants with more than 550 while the Blue Zones Project Fort Worth was presented with the award for most minutes per participant.Many of the local companies that participated in the challenge set up tents and activities at the awards ceremony. Games such as cornhole, mini-tennis and disc golf were available to people attending the event.“We had a very diverse group of corporate entities participate from hospitals to schools to business and law firms,” said Leslie Casey, chairman of Fort Worth Health and Wellness.Lexus of Fort Worth, Luke’s Locker and the Blue Zones Project Fort Worth were some of the companies that set up display areas at the awards ceremony.Mayor Betsy Price was originally supposed to attend the event and present the awards to the winners, but she was unable to do so due to a last-minute conflict.Casey handed out the awards in her place with help from NFL free agent Tyler Clutts and Rowdy, the Dallas Cowboys mascot. Clutts spoke to the crowd briefly about the importance of fitness in every day life and how his career as a football player has taught him a lot about personal fitness.He also gave a shoutout to Jason Witten, another Cowboys player, who he said has taught him a lot about personal fitness.“The way he takes care of his body, the way he eats, the way he prepares. It’s showed me how important it is to take care of your body,” Clutts said.The corporate challenge was one Fit Worth’s many initiatives to set a good example for young people.Fit Worth’s next event, the Fit Worth Fete En Blanc, is a gourmet picnic on April 1. Tickets can be purchased here. Linkedin Jake Foote Jake Foote Jake Foote Twitter Kickball tournament raises money to kick out cancer Jake Foote Facebook Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt Linkedin Previous articleWarmer weather starts gardening season early, with some negative impactsNext articleCampus Lookbook: sunny with a chance of style Jake Foote RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jake Foote + posts Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Ailing journalist put in solitary confinement instead of being transferred to hospital

first_img March 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders today voiced active concern about the treatment of journalist and human rights activist Emadoldin Baghi who earlier this month was placed in an isolation cell in Evin prison, Tehran instead of being transferred to hospital.“Emadoldin Baghi is paying the price for his outspokenness,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. August 25, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ailing journalist put in solitary confinement instead of being transferred to hospital News News Follow the news on Iran News News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Organisation Reporters Without Borders today voiced active concern about the treatment of journalist and human rights activist Emadoldin Baghi who earlier this month was placed in an isolation cell in Evin prison, Tehran instead of being transferred to hospital.Baghi was at the start of 2008 released on licence because of a heart condition but was recalled to jail in April against the advice of doctors. While free, he wrote to the head of the judiciary, Ayatollah Mahmud Hashemi Shahrudi, to complain of the appalling prison conditions in the notorious Evin jail. “Emadoldin Baghi is paying the price for his outspokenness,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “He has frequently criticised the regime’s officials, some of whom have been appointed to top level positions, such as intelligence minister, Mohseni Ejehi and the prosecutor general Dori Najafabadi.”“He is being discriminated against when his poor health means he should be treated in hospital”, it added.Baghi contacted his wife, Fatemeh Kamali Ahmad Sarahi, on 9 August to inform her that the prison doctor had authorised his transfer to a hospital in Tehran for further treatment. A few hours later the journalist called her again to say that he had been admitted to Section 209 of the jail, a special wing under the control of the intelligence services.When his wife was allowed to see him on 18 August, he appeared weakened and complained to her of breathing difficulties as a result of being locked in an insalubrious cell. Baghi also told her that he had refused to undergo any further interrogation. “He will no longer put up with being questioned bound and blindfolded”, she told Reporters Without Borders.In another case, freelance journalist Saman Rasulpur, 23, was released on 14 August on payment of bail of ten million (about 7,000 euros), while awaiting his trial. He was arrested on 27 July at his home in the city of Mahadab in Kurdistan, for taking part in a demonstration in protest at death sentences passed against journalists Adnan Hassanpur and Abdolvahed “Hiva” Botimar as well as a Kurdish teacher. Since his release, Rasulpur has been summoned on several occasions by intelligence ministry agents. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further RSF_en February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more