Energy deals buoy best quarter for M&A in two years

first_img Energy deals buoy best quarter for M&A in two years Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailCrafthoughtShe Was A Legendary Actress – Today She Works 9 To 5Crafthoughtmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comCakeHDThe Most Beautiful Women Of All TimeCakeHDWorld LifestyleBorn Into Billions: Kevin Bacon’s Wife Is One Of The Richest Heiresses In AmericaWorld LifestyleBig Data Courses | Search AdBig Data Online Courses might be cheaper than you thinkBig Data Courses | Search Ad KCS-content whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof THE?VALUE?of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has hit $1,678bn (£1.068bn) so far this year, up 21 per cent from the same time last year, Thomson Reuters said in its review for the third quarter of 2010. Third quarter activity is up 6.8 per cent from the previous quarter at $599bn, marking the strongest quarterly growth for worldwide M&A since the third quarter of 2008.Driving the deal flow was the energy and power sector, with $349bn of deals announced in the first nine months of 2010, up 65 per cent on the same period a year earlier.M&A deals by US firms have also seen an encouraging rise in deals over the past nine months, reaching a total of $576bn, up 13.7 per cent from the first nine months of 2009.Third quarter activity this year remained stable, down one per cent from the previous three months at $201bn – yet this represents a 41 per cent rise from the third quarter of 2009. Despite positive global figures, European M&A announced in the third quarter of 2010 was worth a disappointing $144bn, down 15 per cent from the previous quarter. Wall Street investment banking giant Goldman Sachs took the top position in the global M&A advisers’ rankings with 255 deals, up from second last year, ahead of Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan. In Europe, JP Morgan leads the rankings for the first nine months of the year, up from ninth place last year.The most high profile deal of the year, worth an estimated $43bn, is the ongoing takeover attempt of Potash Corp by BHP Billliton. center_img Share whatsapp Tags: NULL Thursday 23 September 2010 7:46 pmlast_img read more

Treehouse / PG Associates

first_img 2019 “COPY” Architects: PG Associates Area Area of this architecture project Houses Year:  Manufacturers: Legrand, Wienerberger, Amazon, Asian Paints, KMB, Kajaria ceramics, Parryware, Pidilite, Smarteefi, Syska, Premium emulsion Kajaria ceramics Duratech Smarteefi WiFi Smart Switch Legrand RTR swiches Amazon Amazon eco dot 2 Syska Smart bulb Pidilite Dr.FixitArchitect In Charge:SrikrishnanDesign Team:PanduranganEngineering:PG AssociatesConsultants:Metis StructuresText:Prashant Chavan, Noora IsmathCity:CoimbatoreCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© SrikrishnanRecommended ProductsPaintLunawoodThermowood – Premium Surface FinishingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Flat Lock TilesMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Trees are some strongholds of nature, symbol of growth, strength, and nurture. Owing to this, it has always found constant interpretation through art and design since ancient times. It is no surprise to see its influence in architecture too.Save this picture!© SrikrishnanSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Elevation 01Save this picture!© SrikrishnanLocated in the scenic town of Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, the project “Treehouse” serves as a conjunction and response to its immediate surroundings and conditions. It serves as a beautiful connection between nature and manufactured, showcasing the world how the two can perfectly coexist in harmony. Seated perfectly in a vibrant residential area filled with lush greenery and civic activities, the Treehouse is a conglomeration of old and new, by retaining the old existing structure and infusing it with the new building and features.Save this picture!© SrikrishnanConcept – An old mango tree at the center of the site proved to be a decisive factor for the conceptualization and design of the new house. In a careful move to preserve the mango tree along with the existing structure, a simple plan that combined various ideas into one singularity has been devised; nature and man-made, former and newborn. It also comprehends the diverse programmatic concerns of its inhabitants; formal and informal, transparency and privacy, individual and collective.Save this picture!© SrikrishnanDesign – The layout of the house is conditioned by the centrally located tree encompassed by a garden space that splits the site into two halves. The double-height space has a pergola roofing which allows for radiant summer light to flow through it. The two halves of the house are connected by a bridge on the first floor which also provides for picturesque views. While from the outside, the house resonates as a strong terrain feature with its singular block; the interior has its fair share of interconnected and free-flowing spaces; rendering it as a porous nature. It has been designed in such a way that the interactive spaces flow intermittently from one to another while maintaining a sense of privacy.Save this picture!© SrikrishnanSave this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© SrikrishnanMaterials – The catalogue of materials used which involve exposed Porotherm blocks, polished concrete, natural stones, and jali screens render the house a rustic and warm outlook. Not to forget, it doubles up to make the building environmentally friendly. Using these materials in its modernity also makes for a clever contrast of the newly built structure from the old existing one. While the old one is given a makeover with white, the new structure shimmers in red, giving a sense of rawness. The exposed brick construction used in walls provides for an uninhibited connection between the interior and exterior while also conveying a rich earthy feel to the architecture. The polished concrete on the other end serves to complement the earthy red blocks with the jali breaking the monotony. The roofing serves as a modern interpretation of the ‘Madras terrace roofing’ which is prevalent in the region. The idea of Madras terrace has been retained but the materials are replaced with Porotherm blocks and steel sections.Save this picture!© SrikrishnanSave this picture!Isometric View 02Save this picture!© SrikrishnanInteriors – To maintain a pleasant micro-climate; the inner garden, the Porotherm blocks for roofing, and walls are used. Having calculated openings on all 4 sides of the building maintains cross ventilation. Porotherm blocks, which by nature of the air gaps present within, provide for perfect insulation from the harsh heat of tropical weather making the interior cool. The interior of the house is dictated by simplicity and conventionality. Adorned with classical décor items, traditional furniture made from mango wood, and Jali, the ambiance is further complemented by harnessing natural lighting to create experiences and simple spaces the family can identify with and cherish.  In conclusion, The ‘Treehouse’ as its name suggests truly represents the growth and nurture of its inhabitants.Save this picture!© SrikrishnanProject gallerySee allShow lessAfsharian’s House / ReNa DesignSelected ProjectsHigh Hopes Villa / Mahyar ArchitectsSelected Projects Share India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Srikrishnan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Coimbatore, India ArchDailycenter_img Save this picture!© Srikrishnan+ 28Curated by Hana Abdel Share Treehouse / PG Associates Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  2000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Treehouse / PG AssociatesSave this projectSaveTreehouse / PG Associates CopyAbout this officePG AssociatesOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCoimbatoreOn FacebookIndiaPublished on May 21, 2020Cite: “Treehouse / PG Associates” 20 May 2020. 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China and the Olympics

first_imgYe Shiwen wins a gold medal.China’s Olympic triumphs prove once again the transforming nature of revolutions.The People’s Republic of China sent its first delegation of athletes to the 1952 Olympic summer games in Helsinki, Finland. Arriving late, they were able to participate in only one sporting event. Due to the imperialists refusing to recognize the Chinese communist government in Beijing, and instead declaring Taiwan the representative of China in the Olympics, the PRC boycotted the summer games for the next 32 years.It wasn’t until the 1984 games in Los Angeles that the PRC sent its first full delegation of athletes. And 24 years later in 2008, China hosted the XXIX summer games in Beijing, where it won 100 medals — more than any other country, including the U.S.That was an astonishing achievement for a country that had only recently begun to emerge from semifeudal underdevelopment after a heroic socialist revolution achieved people’s power in 1949. Today China, with 1.3 billion people, has the second-largest economy in the world.China showed at the 2008 games that it was a world sports power to be reckoned with. It shattered the myth that only teams from rich capitalist countries like the U.S. were invincible. The U.S. could not hide its displeasure with China’s achievements. Most notably, when the Chinese won the gold medal in women’s team gymnastics, beating the reigning world champions from the U.S., the latter accused the Chinese team of being underage because of their small stature. Women gymnasts are required to turn 16 in the same year as the games.The U.S. was hoping that the Chinese women would be disqualified, but it never happened. Chinese coach Lu Shanzhen stated, “It’s unfair that people keep saying the Chinese are too young to compete. If they think they can tell someone’s age just by looking at them, well, if you look at the foreign athletes, they have so much more muscles than the Chinese. They are so strong. Do you then say that they are doping?” (New York Times, Aug. 13, 2008)History is repeating itself four years later, at the 2012 XXX Olympic Games in London, where China sent the fifth-largest delegation of athletes. Only Great Britain, the U.S., Australia and Germany sent more. As of day three of the games, China is tied with the U.S. for the most medals won overall, and it has more gold medals than any other country.The Chinese male gymnasts won their second consecutive team gold medal, with Japan winning the silver and Great Britain the bronze. The U.S. team came in fifth. Both Japan and Great Britain had brutally ruled China with an iron fist in the last century. Before China’s Olympic victories, the biased U.S. gymnastic commentators on NBC stated that the Chinese men were in danger of not winning any kind of medal, due to their “mediocre” qualifying scores (which are required to reach the finals).The U.S. is once again expressing its anti-China bias by accusing a great Chinese swimmer, Ye Shiwen, of using banned substances. Ye won a gold medal July 30 in the 400-meter individual medley, setting a world record. U.S. coach John Leonard made the accusation in a Guardian interview, saying Ye’s performance was “unbelievable,” “outrageous,” “disturbing” and that she looked like a “superwoman.” Ye replied, “The Chinese team keep very firmly to the anti-doping policies, so there is absolutely no problem.” (July 30)When it was reported that Ye swam faster over a 50-meter span than U.S. gold medal winner Ryan Lochte, Leonard commented that “a woman does not out-swim the fastest man in the world in the back quarter of a 400m individual medley that is otherwise quite ordinary. It just doesn’t happen.” However, the British Olympic Committee officially stated that Ye was clean. These accusations hark back to the anticommunist, sexist statements made during the 1980s about women athletes from the former German Democratic Republic.What has infuriated the U.S. and other Western powers most of all is that in just three generations China, as a result of a massive revolutionary upheaval that lasted for decades, has come from being one of the poorest countries in the world, where only the most privileged got any kind of education or training, to a world power in so many areas, including sports.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Kansas protests austerity

first_imgWW photoPoor and working people from throughout northeastern Kansas and beyond marched and rallied in Lawrence on June 8 to protest a racist austerity budget passed by the right-wing Legislature and likely to be signed into law soon by Gov. Sam Brownback.At a rally at the Plymouth Congregational Church, progressive, faith-based, labor and community leaders denounced the austerity budget. This was followed by a mass march down Massachusetts Avenue, the central street in this city that has a history of anti-slavery and abolitionist struggle, along with the spirit of John Brown.The new budget contains hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks to the rich, while it fleeces the working class with hikes in numerous official taxes and other forms of austerity, such as massive cuts to higher education.Many bills hostile to labor and community interests have been signed by Brownback in this legislative session. This is on top of the elimination of certain business taxes, passed in 2012 and implemented in 2013, which have caused enormous shortfalls in the state budget.These laws are being passed at the behest of Wall Street and in particular the banks, which are demanding their “debt service.” Wall Street’s political servants in the State House are assisted by capitalist individuals and organizations such as the Koch brothers, Americans For Prosperity and the American Legislative Exchange Council.Those rallying June 8 made it clear the class struggle is alive in Kansas. Chanting “Brownback’s gotta go!” and “Stand up! Fight back!” and hoisting placards such as “People’s budget — not banker’s budget” and “Money for public education,” the protesters vowed that the people’s struggle will continue.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Palestinian youth speak in Philadelphia

first_imgWW photo: Joseph PietteThree young Palestinian activists — Majd Ahmad, Omar Abuasi and Rajai Dias — addressed a Philadelphia meeting on Aug. 12 on the Gaza resistance to Israeli occupation and the impact of the decades long occupation of Palestine on their own families and lives.  All three are leaders in local movements dedicated to raising awareness of the crisis.  The meeting was hosted by the Philadelphia International Action Center.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

General strike in Greece hits austerity, demands benefits

first_imgMarch of PAME workers in Athens.The 49th general strike called in Greece since its financial crisis hit in 2008 shut down the country for a day on May 30. Although some local buses and trains were running, most other government services, like the ferries to the Greek islands were not. Schools were closed. Flights were delayed or canceled and railways were shut down.The General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) and its ally Civil Servants’ Confederation (ADEDY) initiated the call for the general strike to protest “austerity, unemployment and overtaxation.” The other major Greek labor confederation, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME), issued a separate call for a general strike on the same day to demand “increases in wages, pensions, and social benefits” and raising the monthly minimum wage to $878. It’s currently $800 a month, and it hasn’t been raised in a year to reflect inflation.Thousands of workers participated in each of the separate demonstrations organized by GSEE and PAME in Athens during the strike. PAME held a big demonstration in Thessaloníki, Greece’s second largest city, and organized strike gatherings in a total of 67 Greek cities.The PAME demonstration in Athens was militant. The main slogan was “Your growth is crashing our lives! Struggle, organization and counterattack is our choice!” In all the PAME demonstrations, speakers condemned the participation of the Greek government in imperialist interventions and wars.The Syriza government, despite the major protest on May 30, still intends to cut pensions again in January 2019 and to raise taxes to new levels in 2020. While the bailouts facilitated by the “troika” — the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund — are scheduled to end this year, financial controls will continue for the foreseeable future. The attacks on Greek workers will continue. But so will their protests.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Cool Weather’s Effect on Crop Could Differ from 2009

first_img Previous articleStill Waiting for RFS DecisionNext articleA Game We Cannot Afford to Lose Andy Eubank Cool Weather’s Effect on Crop Could Differ from 2009 SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jul 27, 2014 The next two months will determine whether the Indiana corn crop produces high yields as expected or is significantly damaged by any unforeseen, drastic changes in weather and diseases, Purdue Extension corn specialist Bob Nielsen says.This growing season at first glance appears similar to 2009, when planting was delayed because of cold weather and the growing season was cool through this time in July, Nielsen notes in an article Thursday (July 24) his Corny News Network. The cool weather that year continued through much of the summer and into early fall, further delaying the crop’s maturing.“Coupled with poor conditions for grain drying in the field prior to harvest plus the development of ear rots and mycotoxins, grain harvest was pretty miserable for many growers in 2009,” Nielsen said. Nevertheless, he added, estimated statewide grain yield in Indiana set a state record at 171 bushels per acre, exceeded only by last year’s 177.“One needs to be cautious making comparisons with the 2009 growing season, especially with regard to the unpleasant harvesting experience of 2009,” he said.There are several differences between this year and 2009, Nielsen’s research shows:* While the onset of planting was delayed this year, most of the crop was planted ahead of the five-year average pace, compared with the overwhelming late planting of 2009.* While cool temperatures to date have slowed the crop’s progress, the statewide pace of silking as of July 20 remains slightly ahead of the five-year average.* Stand establishment (plant population and initial uniformity) appears to have been excellent throughout the state, except for fields or areas within fields that sustained damage from excessive rainfall earlier in the season.* The National Weather Service’s outlooks for August through September for Indiana suggest normal temperatures (not excessively hot or cool) and normal rainfall (not excessively wet or dry). Nielsen says that would bode well for the important grain filling period (kernel weight) and for minimizing risk of further delay in the crop’s progress as it moves toward maturity.* Foliar disease levels to date remain moderate in most fields.Many of the record-high years for corn grain yield in Indiana have been those with moderate, if not cool, temperatures during the growing season, Nielsen said.Potential bad news for farmers, he said, depends on the weather; diseases, including ear rots; and the adequacy of soil nitrogen for finishing the crop without any undue photosynthetic stress during the grain filling period.“The question lingers about the 2014 growing season and its cool temperatures to date,” Nieslen said. “The honest answer to that question is time will tell because the next 60 days will decide whether this crop finishes as strong as much of it looks today or falters in response to yet unknown weather extremes and/or diseases.”Seventy-six percent of Indiana’s corn crop was rated in good or excellent condition as of the week ending July 20, compared with 78 percent at the same time last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.  The State Climate Office, based at Purdue University, expects temperatures next week in Indiana in the mid-70s to low 80s for highs and lows in the mid-50s to 60. That would be below the normal highs of mid-80s and lows in the mid-60s.This July is heading toward surpassing 2009 as the coldest July on record since 1895.Nielsen’s full report is available online here.Source: Purdue Ag Communications SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Cool Weather’s Effect on Crop Could Differ from 2009 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Horoscope: April 7, 2021

first_imgFacebook ReddIt ReddIt Previous articleNo. 10 TCU continues to roll with back-to-back series sweeps, ten straight winsNext articleeBay launches on-campus marketplace exclusively for TCU students and community Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Facebook Tamia Banks Linkedin Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Twitter + posts Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Tamia Banks Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 printA baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Aquarius until 4:30 p.m., when the Moon enters Pisces.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 7, 2021:Overactive, loving and determined, a wave of excitement follows you wherever you go. This year, you will manage to pull off a creative coup that improves your financial standing. There’s nothing wrong with you standing out from the rest of the crowd. In fact, it’s your job. If single, expect multiple admirers. If attached, your partner will offer consistent levels of support. LIBRA calms you down, in a good way.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★A work team or group of friends looks to you for leadership. Listen to your gut instincts. You know better than most what will work out best for everyone. You are greatly loved and well-respected. Tonight: Make a difficult phone call.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★Hard work will be rewarded. News about a raise may be in the works. Hold brilliant visions of success and prosperity. They will come to fruition, bit by bit. Confidence builds when you let go of needless worry. Tonight: Pamper yourself.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★★Right now your network is increasing far and wide. Expand your world view. Business or personal dealings with someone who lives or travels overseas could become important. Your positive thoughts will cheer a friend. Tonight: Try a new take-out menu.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★An emotional encounter might make you feel uneasy. Your deep and delicate feelings get hurt very easily. Try meeting in the middle, without making yourself feel “wrong.” Trust your insight. You know the right answer. Tonight: Light a candle; go within.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★Your charm attracts more people than you realize. An impressive person admires your ability to bring out the best in others. An opportunity may arise based on that talent. Don’t back away. Accept the challenge. Tonight: Play card games.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★★Cultivate your love of being of service and your empathy for people in need. A volunteer position could pop up and bring you satisfaction in days to come. You often heal yourself through helping others. Tonight: Start a scrapbook.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★You have a natural eye for beauty, so purchase an accessory that makes you stand out. Put finishing touches on a creative project. Show it to art lovers who understand exactly what you want to convey. Tonight: Surrender to romance.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★Home improvement may take you by storm. Read blogs and watch videos that give tips on decorating and real estate deals. Even if you are not ready to move, you can still imagine yourself in more palatial digs. Tonight: Family time.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★If you’re feeling antsy, hop in your car or go for a walk. Explore the beauty available in a short distance from home. Team up with a neighbor to plan a future block party. Tonight: Call a close friend or sibling.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★Budgetary matters could be on your mind. If you have that feeling that there’s never enough, don’t worry. Your resourceful nature always brings you everything you need. Swap stories with a colleague and gain new insight. Tonight: Bask in gratitude.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★Show the world what you have to offer. Your ideas could be a breath of fresh air that revitalize a dormant project. An admiring friend or romantic partner will be dazzled by the way you look today. Tonight: Celebrate your uniqueness.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★Revel in the beauty of “just you” time. Find space to relax, ponder and even daydream. You live by inspiration, and a robust supply is flowing toward you. Reach out to someone who’s been on your mind. Tonight: Release your worries.Born today: Poet William Wordsworth (1770), singer Billie Holiday (1915), football player Tiki Barber (1975) Linkedin Tamia Banks Tamia Banks Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Tamia Banks Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Twitterlast_img read more

Australian journalist held and equipment confiscated at Minsk airport

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia The editor of a website that was the first to post photographic proof of the operation was arrested on 18 July and held in custody for a month by the KGB. He is still under house arrest. On 4 July, two members of the Swedish public relations agency Studio Total flew a small plane into Belarusian air space and dropped teddy bears by parachute, each carrying a miniature sign saying: “We support the Belarusian struggle for free speech.” “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown to go further News News News Reporters Without Borders strongly deplores the arrest of the Australian journalist Amos Roberts today at Minsk airport as he was about to leave the country after a week’s reporting assignment. The organization condemns the confiscation of his equipment (computer, video camera, phone, USB sticks) and calls on the Belarusian authorities to return it to him so that he can continue his work.Roberts, a reporter with Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service, was detained about 2 p.m. today. As far as is known, no reason was given for the arrest. Roberts went to the country to investigate a highly sensitive subject: the mass airdrop of teddy bears into Belarus as part of a freedom of information campaign organized by a Swedish public relations firm during the summer. The stunt caused a major diplomatic row between Belarus and the European Union. RSF_en RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Receive email alerts Follow the news on Belarus September 21, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Australian journalist held and equipment confiscated at Minsk airportlast_img read more

Dismay at death of two newspaper employees in Gaza Strip clashes

first_img RSF_en PalestineMiddle East – North Africa to go further Organisation News May 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dismay at death of two newspaper employees in Gaza Strip clashes RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Palestine Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists PalestineMiddle East – North Africa center_img News News News June 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the climate of violence reigning in the Gaza Strip after yesterday’s fatal shooting of two employees of a local daily newspaper – one of them, a journalist – in the course of the clashes of the past few days between Hamas and Fatah supporters.“Who is going to take it upon themselves to put an end to the fratricidal fighting in the Gaza Strip?” the press freedom organisation asked. “Gaza was already dangerous for foreign journalists, who are liable to get kidnapped there. Now it is even more dangerous for the Palestinian journalists covering the daily violence. It is clear there are no longer any authorities capable of protecting journalists or carrying out investigations leading to the punishment of those responsible for violence against the press.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We are still without any news of British journalist Alan Johnston, who was taken hostage in Gaza 64 days ago. We hope this new wave of violence does not delay his release even more.”Suleyman Al-Aashi and Mohammed Mattar Abdu of the pro-Hamas daily Filistin were driving to the newspaper yesterday when they came under fire at a roadblock near the Al-Ansar compound, the headquarters of militias affiliated to President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party. Al-Aashi was killed on the spot. Abdu was taken to Shifa hospital where he died of his injuries today. Both were aged 25. The last time a Palestinian journalist was killed in clashes between rival Palestinian groups was on 2 March 2004, when gunmen opened fire on Khalil Al-Zebin, the editor of the pro-Fatah monthly An-Nashra. Receive email alerts May 16, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists May 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more