Fault Lines at the heart of UK politics

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Fault Lines at the heart of UK politics Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndo Share THERE is a new, fascinating argument in British politics, one which will frame the debate for a long time to come. If Ed Miliband is to be believed, the demand for cheap credit prior to the crash was “because wages weren’t keeping up with the pressures on families: too many were forced to borrow to finance their living standards.” It’s a statement with huge implications.Miliband has adopted a distorted and simplistic version of the influential thesis contained in Raghuram Rajan’s book Fault Lines, which argues that growing income inequality and limited increases in American median incomes during the past 25 years has created a political demand for redistribution. The reaction by politicians of all parties was to promote higher home ownership via cheap and easy credit, including subprime mortgages. The latter were the direct result of the Community Reinvestment Act and support given by government-controlled institutions, led by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Fed’s easy money policies can also be understood through this prism: the authorities were trying to help the poor, a wonderful aim, by providing them with cheap credit – but this just triggered a destructive bubble. The real reasons for weak income growth were not tackled. Cheap credit was used as a supposedly free substitute for tough policies. Rajan is a distinguished academic; his book full of insights. The same cannot be said of Miliband’s argument, which glosses over the state’s role in promoting the crisis. He claimed instead the problem was “the richest at the top doing well, and the majority struggling to keep up,” neatly linking high inflation to class warfare. His attempt to justify over-borrowing and to abolish what is left of the doctrine of personal responsibility when it comes to debt was equally populist. If the public thinks it is getting poorer because the rich are getting richer, Britain will be back to the 1970s intellectually and culturally – and the way will be open for an even more dramatic move to the left. It’s a clever strategy. Yet Labour was in power for all but the last 10 months of the past 14 years and thus bears a large share of the blame for the UK’s lack of social mobility. The current decline in living standards is being caused by inflation and thus in part by Labour’s monetary arrangements, by global forces and – in the case of VAT – an attempt to plug Gordon Brown’s budget deficit. Short-term problems are being conflated with long-term ones. Low wage growth, if it really existed, had many causes, not least bad education and low productivity. We urgently need policies that promote economic growth, wealth-creation, productivity and meritocracy, and to give members of the struggling, hard-working classes the tools to improve their lives and earn more. This is vitally important. Truly radical policies are needed – not yet more of the cheap populism on offer from Miliband.CITY A.M.’S AWARDS ARE BACKI am delighted to announce that nominations are now open for City A.M.’s annual awards celebrating London’s financial and business community and its most successful firms and individuals. The headline sponsor is Saxo Bank; entries will be open until 4 May; the awards night will be 21 September. Visit www.CityAMAwards.com for details, how to nominate candidates, how to attend and how to sponsor categories. It will be a great night; don’t miss [email protected] me on Twitter: @allisterheath whatsapp Tags: NULL Monday 28 February 2011 9:25 pm KCS-content last_img read more

Ukrainian court issues blocking orders for 59 igaming sites

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Legal & compliance Ukrainian court issues blocking orders for 59 igaming sites 13th May 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Ukraine A Ukrainian court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) in the country to block access to 59 online gambling websites, based on evidence provided by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).Though the SBU did not disclose the identities of any of the sites at this stage, it did state that the list included 20 of the most popular platforms among punters in the country.The SBU added that it would “take all necessary measures to bring to justice those who violate law…on the prohibition of gambling”.Online gambling remains illegal in Ukraine, though the country’s legislature in January approved a bill to legalise gambling in its first reading, with 260 of the country’s 450 deputies voting in favour.In February, Ukraine’s national telecommunications regulator the National Commission for State Regulation of Communications and Informatization (NKRZI) also called on ISPs to block 32 gambling sites.Ordered by the SBU’s Chief Investigative Directorate, the decision was based on a judicial decision by Oksana Hardina, a judge in the Shevchenkovskiy District Court of Kyiv.Hardina’s ruling gave the telco regulator powers to issue blocking orders against websites offering illegal content such as online gambling.PartyPoker, Pinnacle and CloudBet as well as FastPay Casino, Yukon Gold, Golden Tiger Casino and BetChain were among the platforms to be blocked in this initial round. The latest sites to be blocked have not yet been publicly announced. A Ukrainian court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) in the country to block access to 59 online gambling websites, based on evidence provided by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more

Forget buy-to-let! I’d invest £20k in UK shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA to make a million

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens | Sunday, 9th August, 2020 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Peter Stephens Investing £20k in UK shares after the recent market crash may sound unappealing at a time when buy-to-let investors are benefiting from tax changes. The stamp duty holiday means that property investors can reduce their tax bill when purchasing a buy-to-let property, which may enhance their long-term returns.However, with many FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares offering good value for money, now may be a better time to build a diverse Stocks and Shares ISA. Over time, it could offer a greater prospect of making a million than buy-to-let property.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…Stocks and Shares ISAYes, the stamp duty holiday could make buy-to-let property seem more appealing than UK shares. But over the long run, FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 stocks may produce higher after-tax returns. In fact, when they are purchased through a Stocks and Shares ISA, there is no tax to pay on any capital gains, dividends or withdrawals. This may mean that investors can fully partake in the stock market’s likely recovery over the coming years.By contrast, buy-to-let property is subject to income tax and tax on capital gains. Therefore, even if investors buy a new property now and pay a smaller amount of stamp duty than they otherwise would have done due to the stamp duty holiday, in the long run, their total returns on a net basis may be substantially lower than their gross returns. As such, buy-to-let properties may be less profitable in the coming years than many investors are anticipating.Bargain UK sharesAs well as a more favourable tax situation via a Stocks and Shares ISA, UK shares also appear to offer better value for money than buy-to-let property. Many FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 stocks have not yet recovered from the recent market crash. Therefore, in instances where they have solid balance sheets and sound growth strategies, they appear to offer significant scope for a share price recovery in the coming years. This may equate to strong returns for investors.Meanwhile, buy-to-let property seems to be experiencing a mini-bubble brought about by the stamp duty holiday and pent-up demand that built up lockdown. This may create short-term growth for the housing market that could be followed by a decline as affordability issues weigh on demand from first-time buyers.Making a millionAs such, now may be the right time to buy UK shares, rather than buy-to-let property, with £20k. Assuming the same annualised return from the FTSE 100 since inception of around 8%, a £20k investment would take around 50 years to become worth over £1m.That may be a longer period of time than many investors have available, but it could be significantly reduced through buying undervalued stocks. And with buy-to-let property facing an uncertain future, such stocks may provide a faster growth rate than purchasing property. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Forget buy-to-let! I’d invest £20k in UK shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA to make a million 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Solicite ya las becas 2017 Roanridge Trust Award

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Posted Dec 15, 2016 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC [15 de diciembre del 2017] Se aceptan las solicitudes para las becas 2017 del Fondo de Premios Roanridge [Roanridge Trust Award] de la Iglesia Episcopal.Las becas del Fondo Roanridge se proveen anualmente para modelos creativos de liderazgo de desarrollo, entrenamiento y ministerios en pueblos pequeños y comunidades rurales a través de la Iglesia Episcopal.Se invita a las diócesis, congregaciones y organizaciones e instituciones relacionadas con la Iglesia Episcopal a que soliciten las becas que generalmente van de 5.000,00 a 20.000,00 dólares.“Las Becas del Fondo de Premios Roanridge apoyan el ministerio creativo y destacan la importante misión en las ciudades rurales y pequeñas de nuestra Iglesia”, comentó la Reverenda Canóniga Stephanie Spellers, Canóniga del Obispo Presidente para el Evangelismo, Reconciliación y Mayordomía de la Creación. “Estos importantes lugares y centros misioneros deben ser celebrados y apoyados”.Más información, la aplicación y las instrucciones en inglés se encuentran aquí  y en español aquí.Aunque anteriores receptores pueden solicitar, se da prioridad a las nuevas solicitudes.La fecha límite de solicitud es el 3 de febrero. Las solicitudes deben ser enviadas a [email protected] solicitudes serán revisadas por un comité convocado por Spellers e integrado por un miembro del Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal, un miembro en general y miembros del personal de la Iglesia Episcopal.El Fondo Roanridge fue establecido por la familia Cochel, que originalmente dio a la Iglesia Episcopal una granja en Missouri llamada Roanridge. Los ingresos del fideicomiso generan los fondos de las becas.Se pueden hacer preguntas sobre el Fondo Roanridge y el proceso de solicitud a Ann Hercules, Asociada de Becas, en [email protected] Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Submit an Event Listing Solicite ya las becas 2017 Roanridge Trust Award La fecha límite de solicitud es el 3 de febrer Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Office of Public Affairs Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

South Africa edge Wales in tense Twickenham Quarter Final

first_imgSaturday Oct 17, 2015 South Africa edge Wales in tense Twickenham Quarter Final South Africa have beaten Wales 23-19 in an incredibly tense first Quarter Final of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Trailing 13-12 at the break following a brilliant Dan Biggar try assist and late dropgoal. Tthe Springboks carried the ball for large parts of the match, wearing down a courageous Wales team – who at no stage seemed to be worn down – before scoring a sensational late try through skipper Fourie du Preez, who was fed with a perfect flick pass by Duane Vermeulen.The 1995 and 2007 winners will face the winners of New Zealand vs France, that kicks off in Cardiff later tonight, in the Semi Final.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Oisin Lunny on mobile innovation

first_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 May 2013 | News DEC Syria emergency appealFabergé  Big Egg Hunt AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Oisin Lunny – IoF Tech conference – mobile innovation from Oisin LunnyOisin Lunny of OpenMarket presented on the significance of mobile innovation for fundraisers at the Institute of Fundraising Technology Special Interest Group conference on 17 May 2013 in London.He shared two case studies: Advertisementcenter_img Oisin Lunny on mobile innovation Tagged with: mobile 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Seafarers UK is Maritime UK’s charity partner for its awards ceremony

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9  110 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9  109 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Awards corporate Howard Lake | 5 June 2019 | News Maritime UK has chosen Seafarers UK as its charity partner for the inaugural Maritime UK Awards Ceremony which will be held in Southampton on 19 September 2019.The Maritime UK Awards are the first national maritime awards in the UK. They are open to companies from across the maritime sector, including shipping, ports, services, engineering, and leisure marine industries.Nick Harvey, Campaigns Manager at Seafarers UK said: ‘As a member of Maritime UK, Seafarers UK welcomes this opportunity to enthusiastically support these awards and the recognition they will bring to the men and women who work across the UK’s diverse maritime and marine industries.’The Maritime UK Awards are open to businesses and organisations of all sizes.The categories mirror themes in the UK Government’s recently-published strategy for the sector, Maritime 2050, with entries closing on 13 June. 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Seafarers UK is Maritime UK’s charity partner for its awards ceremonylast_img read more

Football rounds out 2018 recruiting class

first_imgFacebook Gary Patterson throws up the ‘Go Frogs’ as he poses on stage following the Alamo Bowl. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Twitter Robbie Vaglio printGary Patterson and company completed their 22-man recruiting class for the 2018 season with four additional signees Feb. 7, supplementing the group of 18 from the Early Signing Period.Nine members of the No. 25 recruiting class are four-star recruits, ranked by 247Sports.com, leading many to believe that this could be Patterson’s best recruiting class ever.“When fans look back on this class four years from now they’re going to be very pleased,” Jeremy Clark of 247Sports said.Gary Patterson looks on as the team prepares to jog onto the field. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoSix states are represented in the class: 13 players hail from in-state, five from Louisiana and one player from Florida, Mississippi, Washington and Illinois. Fourteen signees are offensive and eight players are on the defensive side of the ball.The offense is highlighted by five-star quarterback Justin Rogers whose speed and arm strength will challenge Shawn Robinson for the starting job.Rogers, along with wide receiver Taye Barber, offensive lineman Anthony McKinney and tight end Pro Wells have enrolled in TCU this semester and will participate in spring practice.Derius Davis, Izaih Filikitonga, Jacoby Simpson and Ar’Darius Washington rounded out the class Wednesday.Davis, a three-star wide receiver from Saint Francisville, Louisiana, was very versatile in high school, playing wide receiver, running back and cornerback, racking up stats at each position. He totaled 408 rushing yards and seven touchdowns from the backfield, 485 yards receiving and seven touchdowns as a wide receiver and 40 tackles, including 13 for loss and three quarterback sacks.“Derius is an explosive athlete, who easily changes directions without losing any speed,” assistant coach Rusty Burns said. “He’s got good ball skills and game-breaking speed to pull away from defenders.”Filikitonga, a three-star defensive lineman hailing from Trinity High School in Euless, Texas, totaled 20 tackles in his senior campaign, including six for loss and two sacks.“Izaih has good explosiveness and burst off of the line,” assistant coach Dan Sharp said. “He shows natural power to set the edge and rush the passer.”Simpson, the No. 3 linebacker in Texas, totaled 116 tackles as a senior, including 19 for loss with eight sacks and two interceptions.“Jacoby is a smart, high-motor player with good play recognition skills and a nose for the football,” co-offensive coordinator Curtis Luper said.Washington played both receiver and safety at Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, Lousiana. The No. 5 safety in Louisiana chose TCU over LSU.“Ar’Darius is a tough, physical competitor from his defensive back position,” Burns said. “He’s an instinctive player with good short space quickness and ability to make 1-on-1 tackles.”Fresh off a victory at the Valero Alamo Bowl, the Horned Frogs have high aspirations for next season. Patterson will welcome the 2018 signing class to campus in the summer. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Linkedin + posts Previous articleReview: “Altered Carbon” is binge-worthy, but lackingNext articleFormer Horned Frog Modkins added to football coaching staff Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter ReddIt Facebook What to watch during quarantine I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedinlast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders condemns transfer of journalists to prisons far from their homes

first_imgNews May 6, 2020 Find out more CubaAmericas April 26, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders condemns transfer of journalists to prisons far from their homes to go further News News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Reporters Without protested today at plans to transfer a dozen independent journalists arrested last month to provincial prisons hundreds of kilometres from their Havana area homes and warned that it would lead to their ill-treatment.The families of a dozen of the 26 journalists detained in a crackdown on 78 dissidents were told by state security police that their relatives would shortly be sent to jails up to 900 kms from the capital. The families immediately denounced the move as an effective “second sentence” in view of the problems of moving around the country. “This second isolation will make them even more vulnerable to the abuses and humiliating treatment that political prisoners are routinely subjected to in Cuba,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “The failure to provide medical care for journalist Oscar Espinosa Chepe, who is seriously ill, is a very bad sign.”News of the planned transfers was reported by the websites cubanet.org and nuevaprensa.org and confirmed by the wives of several of the prisoners involved, who were named as:- Víctor Rolando Arroyo Carmona, of the UPECI agency, to be transferred to prison in Guantanamo (910 kms from Havana).- Mijail Barzaga Lugo, of the Agencia Noticiosa de Cuba, to prison in Santa Clara (Villa Clara province), (270 kms from Havana).- Oscar Espinosa Chepe, freelance, to Guantanamo.- Adolfo Fernández Sainz, of the Pátria agency, to Holguín (730 kms from Havana). – Miguel Galván Gutiérrez, of the Havana Press agency, to Matanzas (98 kms from Havana).- Julio César Gálvez Rodríguez, freelance, to Santa Clara (Villa Clara province).- Edel José García, head of the Centro Norte Press agency, to Boniato, in Santiago (860 kms from Havana).- Ricardo González, editor of the magazine De Cuba and Reporters Without Borders correspondent, to Kilo 8 prison in Camagüey (530 kms from Havana).- Hector Maseda Gutiérrez, of the Grupo de Trabajo Decoro agency, to Santa Clara.- Jorge Olivera, head of the Havana Press agency, to Chafarina prison, in Guantanamo,- Raúl Rivero, poet and head of the Cuba Press agency, to Ciego de Avila (423 kms from Havana).- Manuel Vázquez Portal, of the Grupo de Trabajo Decoro agency, to Boniato (Santiago).Miriam Leyva, Espinosa Chepe’s wife, said he was seriously ill with chronic hepatitis and high blood pressure and was not getting the medicine he needed. His niece, Dr Ileana Prieto Espinosa, said he had very serious liver problems.He was transferred on 21 April from Villa Marista, the headquarters of the state security police, where he was put in the Marianao military hospital. His wife was told when she visited him the next day that he had not had medical tests or treatment because he was going to be sent to Guantanamo prison very shortly. The Italian ambassador in Havana has officially expressed his concern about Chepe’s health.ContextThe Cuban government took advantage of the imminent US invasion of Iraq to launch an unprecedented wave of repression on 18 March, arresting nearly 80 dissidents, including 26 independent journalists, and accusing them of undermining the country’s “independence and territorial integrity” in league with the US Interests Section (diplomatic representation) in Havana. They were jailed for between six and 28 years.Raúl Rivero, 1997 winner of the Reporters Without Borders / Fondation de France Prize and Ricardo González, the Reporters Without Borders correspondent in Havana, received 20-year sentences. All were given sham trials, in secret, at high speed, with no right to defend themselves and involving pre-prepared evidence from undercover agents and neighbours accusing them solely on the basis of their opinions.Before 18 March, four journalists were already in prison. They were Bernardo Arévalo Padrón, of the Línea Sur Press news agency, who was sentenced in November 1997 to six years imprisonment for “insulting” President Fidel Castro and Vice-President Carlos Lage; Carlos Brizuela Yera, of the CPIC news agency, and Lester Téllez Castro, head of the Agencia de Prensa Libre Avileña, who were arrested on 4 March last year in Ciego de Ávila while protesting against a police attack on a journalist from the Cuba Press agency; and Carlos Alberto Domínguez, who has been held without formal charges since 23 February last year.The Cuban constitution bans any private ownership of the media. Because they cannot publish in their own country, about 100 independent journalists have relied on Cuban exile organisations in the United States to put out their articles, mostly on Internet websites. Nearly 60 independent journalists have been forced into exile abroad since 1995 after being harassed daily by the authorities. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Cubacenter_img October 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Organisation Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News October 12, 2018 Find out more CubaAmericas last_img read more

GOOD NEWS: Marfa Public Radio wins nine Regional Murrow Awards

first_img By admin – May 5, 2018 Pinterest Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Permian blanks EP Socorro in bi-district openerNext articleAuditions set for ‘Annie’ admin 032818 marfa public radio logo MARFA Marfa Public Radio recently won nine regional Edward R. Murrow Awards (tinyurl.com/y723hs28) from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for excellence in electronic journalism. This is the highest number of awards the station has received since its founding in 2005.Check out their award winning stories here:Hard News: “In Booming Permian Basin, a Surge in Oil Thefts” (tinyurl.com/y9afg7aw) by Sally Beauvais.Feature Reporting: “Texas Families Find Financial Stability in Nature-related Tourism” (tinyurl.com/yak8afgk) by Zoe Kurland.Sports Reporting: At the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo, Mutton Bustin’ is Prep for a Next Generation” (tinyurl.com/y78jkkaf) by Bayla Metzger.Excellence in Writing: “For Years Texans Ranched in Lobo. Now it’s Boarded up and Owned by Germans” (tinyurl.com/ybvldn5r) by Carlos Morales.Investigative Reporting: “In Mexico, Oil and Gas Theft from Pipelines is on the Rise” (tinyurl.com/y8ytxda6) by Lorne Matalon.News Documentary: “Dark Skies, Dark Energies” (tinyurl.com/ybw7ey2w) by Ian LewisNewscast: “Two Suspects Emerge in the Death of Border Patrol Agent” (tinyurl.com/yatjf22m) by Carlos Morales.Website: The Marfa Public Radio homepage was recognized for its “practical use” to the public and for disseminating “timely news and information targeted for its core audiences.”Overall Excellence: The Marfa Public Radio’s submission (tinyurl.com/y9222zr7) for Overall Excellence included stories ranging from the Ponderosa Pine’s return to West Texas, to the growing cost of Adobe-home appraisals in Marfa. Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Local News WhatsApp Pinterest GOOD NEWS: Marfa Public Radio wins nine Regional Murrow Awards Facebooklast_img read more