My pick for the best gold fund to buy as the gold price breaks records

first_img 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. Tom Rodgers | Monday, 24th February, 2020 | More on: PHGP Enter Your Email Address My pick for the best gold fund to buy as the gold price breaks records News that the gold price has hit record-breaking highs north of $1,660 per ounce may be concerning to long-term investors.High gold prices are usually a sign that all is not well in stock markets. In fact, assets like gold and Bitcoin that don’t produce dividends tend to be most highly-prized when the market believes that there is severe weakness ahead.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…Coronavirus is inflicting a heavy toll on Chinese growth and fear is building that the tragic outbreak could have a long-term negative ripple effect on global markets. In recent weeks, Apple has warned its profits will be hurt and it is becoming clear that businesses with supply chains dependent on East Asia will be hit hard.Going for goldWhen looking at the main ways of investing in gold, there are some obvious pitfalls that can catch out newbies and the less well-informed.Buying bars of physical gold is exceedingly expensive, they are tricky to store and hard to sell on.Putting your hard-earned cash into an AIM-listed junior gold mining company — which may never be profitable and takes part in a mining process fraught with high costs and long-term difficulty — is also a high-risk investing play.Instead, I would invest in the easiest option available: a gold ETC (exchange-traded commodity). These kinds of funds work in a similar way to ETFs, or exchange traded funds.The main difference is that instead of tracking the price of an entire stock market index, like the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 or S&P 500, they track the price of a commodity: like gold, silver, oil or natural gas.Buying a slice of an ETC offers four specific benefits. Firstly, it is simple to buy. Secondly, it is relatively low-cost. Thirdly, it allows you to hedge against future fragility in equity markets, and fourthly, UK investors can buy a slice of this product in a tax-efficient Stocks and Shares ISA or SIPP.Unlike when you buy stocks and shares in your ISA, there’s usually no dealing charge to pick up an ETC.WisdomTree Physical Gold (PHGP)WisdomTree Physical Gold (LSE:PHGP) has shot up to become the second-most traded ETC on the platform of one of the UK’s biggest brokers, Hargreaves Lansdown.It was worth $7.1bn at last count. It won’t be cheap to buy a slice of this ETC, but buying the biggest fund comes with some clear benefits.It sounds simple, but the larger the fund, the more popular it is. This means there is more liquidity — that is, more people buying and selling it every day. It is more likely you will be able to buy in and sell out quickly at the price you want.You’ll pay a 0.39% management charge per year, which for Hargreaves Lansdown is capped at a maximum £45 cost over 12 months. This may be different for other popular ISA platforms like AJ Bell or Interactive Investor, so it’s worth checking out, but should not be too expensive. 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. Tom Rodgers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Tom Rodgerslast_img read more

Fear another market crash? Here’s my strategy for buying stocks now

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Fear another market crash? Here’s my strategy for buying stocks now “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Paul Summers | Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 Are you bullish or bearish on stocks right now? The staggering recovery seen since the market crash in March would suggest many are in the former camp. I’m not so confident.Then again, trying to predict where the market will be in the near term with any certainty is a fool’s errand. That’s why, despite being wary, I’m still buying stocks here and there. Here’s the strategy I’ve been using.   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…1. Quality firstBuying quality stocks won’t protect me from a market crash, but it should stop me from impulsively selling them if/when it happens.What does ‘quality’ look like? For me, it’s a company that has a big market share, perhaps in a niche area. It’s one that has limited/no debt, great growth prospects, and a strong management team who are also major shareholders. Tick enough of these boxes and you’ve probably found a decent investment, even at a fairly high price.2. Build a position graduallyThere’s no rule that says you must throw your money at a stock in one go. You may end up making a lot of money doing so, but it’s also a recipe for anxiety, particularly if you suspect there could be more volatility on the way.Enter ‘pound-cost averaging’. It’s the private investor’s not-so-secret weapon. Forget the jargon — it simply means drip-feeding your money into stocks over a period of time. Not going all-in also means you should still have some powder dry if another market crash happens in 2020. Hence I’m buying, but I’m not buying big. 3. Safety in numbersThere’s no magic number when it comes to how many stocks you should own, but the fewer you have, the more risk you’re taking on. This is why I make sure to diversify across 20 or so companies and ensure that no single holding is so big that it dominates my portfolio.If buying single-company stocks feels too risky given the possibility of another market crash, then a selection of passive and/or active funds might be the best option. You’ll never generate more than the market return with the former, but you’ll never underperform either. The latter delegates decisions to a professional fund manager, thereby relieving you of some of the stress.4. Have a hedgeStocks generate by far the best returns over the long term. Nevertheless, the fourth part of my strategy involves having at least some exposure to assets that history shows tend to rise in value when stocks fall. Think bonds and precious metals such as gold.Should another market crash happen, these holdings should help stem the bleeding from my portfolio, even if it does mean sacrificing gains in the long run. 5. Look to the futureNo one knows exactly where markets will be in 10 or 20 years but history tells us they should be higher than where they are now. That said, some sectors are unlikely to be in rude health.This being the case, the final part of my strategy involves ignoring the numbers and asking myself this question: “What sort of companies are likely to grow substantially going forward?” This explains why quite a bit of my capital is now tied up in stocks and funds that focus on video gaming and robotics/automation, and not in industries in gradual, but very real, decline such as oil or tobacco. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Chris Wyles hopes to take Premiership success to World Cup

“It was the end of a very tough season, which didn’t go that well for me personally, and I was at a stage where I was thinking I’d had enough of rugby,” he admits. “The US heard I was eligible; it all happened quite quickly and it saved my career. I was feeling low in confidence and thought, ‘I have a degree, I’m going to use it’. I wasn’t in a great place and had America not come along and given me a new lease of life I don’t know what I would have ended up doing.”In France, then Saracens coach Eddie Jones spotted Wyles in a pool game against South Africa and the rest is history. But Wyles’s own progression contrasted with the fortunes of his country, who lost all four games and finished bottom of their pool. With Australia, Ireland and Italy lying in wait in New Zealand, another formidable task confronts the Eagles. But Wyles, who is joined in Eddie O’Sullivan’s squad by club colleague Hayden Smith, believes the USA can chalk up what would be only their third win at a World Cup this autumn.“The Russia game is a massive one for us,” he says of the Pool C clash on 15 September. “Our World Cup will be based on that game. Outside of that, we have three games against three of the best sides in the world. You learn about people in these situations. It’s a great opportunity to show what kind of a player you are.”It’s time for Wyles to “seize the moment” then, and give his dramatic year one final twist.This article appeared in the August 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Chris Wyles in action for Sarries This year should have been the happiest of Chris Wyles’s life. He’s already helped Saracens to their first-ever Premiership title and the other proud bookend to his summer will follow when he plays in the World Cup for the United States. There is no doubt that when he returns from New Zealand, Wyles will reflect on the best 12 months of his rugby career.And so he should. For a player who almost turned his back on the sport four years ago, a Premiership winner’s medal and a second World Cup is vindication for sticking at it, for believing in himself. It’s all been going his way on the pitch – but Wyles’s satisfaction from his achievements have been tempered by a crushing bereavement.As the 27-year-old joined his Saracens team-mates in parading the Premiership trophy around Twickenham, it was the absence of one of his biggest fans that sat at the forefront of his mind. His mother should have been there to witness her son’s finest hour, but had lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in March, aged 61. For Wyles the final was a day of the deepest sadness mixed with ultimate elation.“You have two complete polar opposites: on the pitch, my most successful year in rugby and yet off the pitch it was probably my hardest year,” he admits. “It’s just a shame that she wasn’t there to see us lift the trophy. She would have been very proud.”Wyles is full of praise for the support given to him by Saracens during his mother’s illness. The club provided a VIP box for his family at Vicarage Road to allow her to watch him in action, and allowed him all the time off he needed to cope with his loss. “All the lads rallied around,” he adds. “It was a great example of how a club can help out a player. When it all happened, the rugby helped me get away from it – I was able to distance myself from the situation. It’s also shown me that you never know what’s round the corner. You have to seize every moment.”Wyles impressed that message on his team-mates in a meeting during the week leading up to the Premiership final, although they may not have needed telling. After being beaten in the showpiece the previous year by Leicester, they weren’t about to let this opportunity to beat the Tigers and lift the trophy slip.“It feels great to be part of a Saracens squad that has won the championship,” says Wyles. “The next stepping stone is to be consistently a top-four team in the way Leicester are. You could call it revenge of sorts, but we wanted to play that top team in the final.“It’s been an unusual journey for Saracens, which started two years ago with Brendan Venter coming in (first as director of rugby and now technical director), with a lot of changes and a lot of upheaval. Then we had Mark McCall taking on the job of director of rugby midway through this season, and it’s built up to this point. I’m still pinching myself thinking where we’ve got to.”Wyles agrees that the win will put an extra spring in the step of Saracens’ international players when they appear for their respective countries at the World Cup. It’s a tournament that has special resonance for Wyles, who had been on the verge of quitting rugby before being summoned by the USA for the 2007 World Cup.Wyles was born in America but moved to the UK with his English parents when still young. After graduating with a politics degree from Nottingham University and cutting his teeth with the city’s rugby club, Wyles was signed by Northampton but endured a torrid season as the Saints were relegated. Walking away from it all seemed a great idea – but the Eagles provided salvation. read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 12/10 5:13 PMVEHICLE500 BLOCK OF COOPER COMMERCE DR  Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Apopka Police Department Burglary Report: Week Ending December 5thThe Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending December 12th shows nine burglaries reported in the city of Apopka.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:1 – Business1 – Residential7 – VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries, along with their date, time, type, and location: 12/11 9:06 PMVEHICLE1300 BLOCK OF CONTREAU CT  Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 12/14 7:08 AMVEHICLE1100 BLOCK OF PIN OAK DR  12/14 9:49 PMRESIDENTIAL1400 BLOCK OF FALCONCREST BLVD  You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleLet’s Talk About It: Amendment 4Next articleIf you recycled all the plastic garbage in the world, you could buy the NFL, Apple and Microsoft Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 12/14 7:36 AMVEHICLE1100 BLOCK OF PIN OAK DR center_img Please enter your name here 12/15 8:09 AMVEHICLE300 BLOCK OF S LAKE CORTEZ DR  12/13 2:11 PMVEHICLE600 BLOCK OF E MASON AVE  12/13 7:30 PMBUSINESS1100 BLOCK OF S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL  Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! 12/15 11:02 PMVEHICLE1500 BLOCK OF SHEELER AVE  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

House for a Mother & Daughter / Robert Hutchison Architecture …

first_img “COPY” Structural Engineer:Todd PerbixCity:SeattleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mark WoodsRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesCultural / PatrimonialBradley Corporation USACase Study: Restrooms at Summerfest GroundsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsCultural / PatrimonialVELUX CommercialVELUX Modular Skylights in The Old Royal Station in BallaterText description provided by the architects. The client specified three very specific requirements for her house: a simple building form; square windows; and a gable roof. The resulting design is based on a series of contradictions, with the intent of generating elements of surprise – at first glance, the house might appear as one thing, but then is realized as another.Save this picture!© Mark WoodsFrom the street, the house appears a a single-story farmhouse, crouching down so as not to overpower its neighbors.Save this picture!Roof planSave this picture!ElevationsUpon entering the site, one realizes that the house is actually two stories, with a series of doors that open the main living spaces to a south facing deck. Inside, the spaces are designed as blank canvases for the client (an artist) to fill at her discretion.Save this picture!© Mark WoodsSave this picture!SectionsProject gallerySee allShow lessCamilo House / Ignacio CorreaSelected ProjectsBuro Ole Scheeren Unveils Skyscraper Complex in Ho Chi Minh City Featuring Public “S…Architecture News Share Architects: Robert Hutchison Architecture, Tom Maul Architecture & Design Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883423/house-for-a-mother-and-daughter-hutchison-and-maul-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeRobert Hutchison ArchitectureOfficeFollowTom Maul Architecture & DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeattleUnited StatesPublished on November 15, 2017Cite: “House for a Mother & Daughter / Robert Hutchison Architecture + Tom Maul Architecture & Design” 15 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore 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 Save this picture!© Mark Woods+ 20 Share House for a Mother & Daughter / Robert Hutchison Architecture + Tom Maul Architecture & Design Projects ArchDaily Robert Hutchison, Tom Maul ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883423/house-for-a-mother-and-daughter-hutchison-and-maul-architecture Clipboard Area:  1900 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2004 Photographs Lead Architects: House for a Mother & Daughter / Robert Hutchison Architecture + Tom Maul Architecture & DesignSave this projectSaveHouse for a Mother & Daughter / Robert Hutchison Architecture + Tom Maul Architecture & Design Photographs:  Mark Woods Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Manufacturers: Andersen Windows & Doors, Decorative Metal Arts, LS Cedar Year:  CopyHouses•Seattle, United States United Stateslast_img read more

Free company information until end of June

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Free company information until end of June Business and investment information service Hemmington Scott is offering online access to its UK company information for free until the end of June. The Business Plus service usually costs £10 per month plus VAT. 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. Howard Lake | 14 May 2000 | News  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Artez Interactive to hold first online fundraising seminar

first_img Tagged with: Digital Rapidata Services and online fundraising agency Artez Interactive are holding “ArtezInteraction UK”, their first online fundraising seminar in the afternoon of 9 May at the Tate Modern.Speakers at the event will help demonstrate the important difference between searching for online donors and searching for online fundraisers. They will present a series of case studies from the UK, Canada, US and Australia that showcase the best practices of online fundraisers, and demonstrate how organisations big and small can get more from their websites.Presenters include Martin Gill, Head of New Media at Comic Relief, who will be presenting Sports Relief Mile, Web 2.0 and how to make your website work for you; and Philip King, President and CEO of Artez Interactive, who will be presenting The Search for Sneezers: How to find first-time donors in epidemic proportions.The seminar is free but places are limited.Contact Alex at [email protected] with your name, organisation and number of people attending to reserve a place.www.rapidataservices.com/news.asp?ID=58 Artez Interactive to hold first online fundraising seminar Howard Lake | 5 April 2008 | News  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Extension Publication Is Expert Resource For Shrimp Producers

first_imgA key to effective management of a shrimp operation is the quality of water in the tanks.“No matter what system is used, shrimp must have good water quality for health and growth,” Rode writes. “Shrimp, like other aquatic organisms raised at higher than natural densities, affect the quality of the water they live in. Controlling this environment to maintain optimum conditions reduces stress levels, improves growth, and reduces the risk of mortality.” Extension Publication Is Expert Resource For Shrimp Producers By Gary Truitt – Jan 13, 2015 Home Indiana Agriculture News Extension Publication Is Expert Resource For Shrimp Producers The publication also explains proper stocking of shrimp per square meter, the need for frequent testing of water to ensure that the shrimp are healthy and growing, and proper daily feeding.The publication is available for free download at Purdue Extension’s The Education Store at www.edustore.purdue.edu. Search for produce code FNR-495-W. The Education Store also has several other publications on aquaculture for producers. SHARE Rode said an increasing number of marine shrimp enterprises have started in Indiana over the past several years. They are popular because of their lower capital costs, their various sizes of operations and shrimp’s high market value. Most of the information in the publication pertains to the biofloc water treatment system – the predominant method of rearing shrimp in Indiana – for dealing with metabolic wastes associated with production. A new Purdue Extension publication can help both beginning and established marine shrimp farmers make their operations the most productive and cost-effective they can be in an industry that is growing and becoming more competitive.   Marine Shrimp Biofloc Systems: Basic Management Practices is the result of a meeting in 2014 to assess the needs of Indiana shrimp farmers. “Based on this meeting, it appears that both novice and experienced shrimp farmers need more technical knowledge,” said Robert Rode, a Purdue Extension aquaculture specialist. “The publication summarizes basic management practices for most farmers raising marine shrimp in Indiana based on the most current literature available.” Previous articleOil Falls Below $46 as OPEC Stands FirmNext articleStrategies for Farmers to Manage Taxes Through the Downturn Gary Truitt A biofloc system, the author explains, reduces costs and saves floor space because it eliminates the need for a biofilter used in other systems. It also decreases feed costs because bioflocs – bacteria that form colonies in the main rearing tank – serve as an additional feed source for the shrimp. SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire

first_img News January 25, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Violence Later, Alam became known as a fierce critic of the all-powerful Pakistani military, and of the current civilian government, which is backed by the military establishment. Consequently, he has become a regular target of online threats. Absar Alam recorded in a short video on his way to the hospital. He said: “My message to those who did this is that I am not going to be scared by such tactics.” News April 21, 2021 Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Violence January 28, 2021 Find out more Alam narrowly escaped death after being shot on 20 April, while he was walking in a park near his home in Islamabad, Pakistan’s federal capital. A bullet hit him in the side, damaging his liver. He was immediately hospitalized and is in stable condition, according to Gharidah Farooqi, who was with him at the hospital. June 2, 2021 Find out more News Last month, Alam was summoned by the Federal Investigation Agency, the civilian branch of the country’s intelligence services, following social media posts said to reflect “anti-state rhetoric.” The Islamabad High Court suspended the summons. RSF_en Receive email alerts In a short video recorded on his way to the hospital, Alam recounted the attack. He concluded: “My message to those who did this is that I am not going to be scared by such tactics.” The shooter, who was apparently alone, managed to escape. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Pakistan Organisation “It is deeply shocking that a prominent journalist like Absar Alam was targeted in broad daylight, in the heart of Pakistan’s capital, and that his attacker was able to vanish into thin air,” said Daniel Bastard, the RSF Asia-Pacific director. “We call on Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed to pledge that the investigation he has ordered be carried out by a completely independent team, in order to end the cycle of impunity for crimes against journalists in Pakistan. The credibility of the rule of law is at stake.” News Pakistan is ranked 145th of 180 countries in RSF’s 2021 RSF World Press Freedom Index. to go further Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Absar Alam, a prominent journalist, was shot in broad daylight near his home. He has faced threats because of his strongly critical stance toward the government and the military. Given that background, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) demands a completely independent investigation of this shocking attack. Acerbic critic Censorship forces BBC to withdraw news show from Pakistani TV An award-winning journalist who has worked in broadcast media for 20 years, Alam was director of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, (PEMRA) an oversight agency, in 2013-2018, when Nawaz Sharif was prime minister. Alam and Sharif are said to be close.last_img read more

Media boss and radio presenter gunned down in Pernambuco

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information April 15, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reports RSF_en Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil April 27, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas The media owner was aged 40 and was the father of two children, aged 10 and 11 years.The killing bore similarities to that of Jota Cândido, of Radio Comunitaria Alternativa (see release of 6 July 2005), who was also shot dead outside his offices, in Carpina, in Pernambuco state, on 1st July 2005. The journalist, who was a local councillor, had been having a run-in with the mayor over his regular exposes on corruption. December 17, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media boss and radio presenter gunned down in Pernambuco BrazilAmericas Receive email alerts News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies to go further Follow the news on Brazil Reporters Without Borders said today that the murder of radio station owner and presenter José Givonaldo Vieira, shot dead at the door of his offices bore the hallmarks of an “execution”.Two assailants fired five shots from a car at the proprietor of Radio Bezerros who also presented a programme, in Bezerros about 100 kilometres from Recife in the north-east on 14 December. He was hit twice in the head and died on his way to the hospital. He also owned the daily newspaper, Folha do Agreste.Although the murder appeared to be an instigated killing, the father of the victim said that his son had no enemies. However a retired judge and former parliamentarian close to the family, Clóvis Correia, was quoted by the daily O Globo as saying that Givonaldo had been known to rile some local political figures. The programme he presented, “Bezerros Comunidade”, took a critical line towards the local authorities. “There is no evidence yet to link the killing to Givonaldo Vieira’s work activities, but a political motive cannot be ruled out given this media boss’s influence on local life and whose radio programme had a large following”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“The north-east is mired in organised crime and drug trafficking and remains a highly dangerous area for the press. We hope that the personal involvement in this case of the governor of Pernambouc, Eduardo Campos, will mean there will be a swift outcome to the investigation”, it added. News May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin Americalast_img read more