Stobart in shock profit warning

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Esports Entertainment scores partnerships with New England sports teams

first_img Esports Entertainment Group (EEG) has signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with Kraft Sports and Entertainment to become an official partner of National Football League franchise the New England Patriots and Major League Soccer team New England Revolution. Read the full story on iGB North America. 4th March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Tags: Esports Entertainment Group New England Patriots New England Revolution AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Under the deal, EEG becomes the official esports tournament provider sponsor of the Patriots and Revolution, both of which are owned by Kraft. Esports Entertainment scores partnerships with New England sports teams “The Patriots and Revolution have an enormous and loyal fan base’ our tournament platform will now sponsor two teams with large and passionate fans bases,” EEG chief executive Grant Johnson said. Esports Regions: US Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In addition, EEG will work with Kraft to create custom videos to promote events, with these to be featured in the teams’ digital marketing efforts spanning social media, email, mobile and online. Topics: Esports Marketing & affiliates Marketing EEG will use Patriots and Revolution marks to promote its esports tournaments on its Esports Gaming League (EGL) platform, as well as leverage player appearances, tickets, signage and digital media to promote events. Email Addresslast_img read more

A dirt-cheap growth stock I’d buy for my ISA and hold until retirement

first_img 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. Royston Wild | Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 | More on: HOC Image source: Getty Images. The last 24 hours have taught us that having exposure to precious metals is a good idea. Whether that be by buying the physical metal itself, a metal-backed financial instrument (like an ETF), or shares in a gold, silver or platinum group metal producer itself.I prefer the latter idea personally. Owning mining stocks often allows investors to receive dividends on top of riding any upswing in the commodity price.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…Take Hochschild Mining (LSE: HOC) for example. This Mexico-focused gold and  silver producer has swung 6% higher in Tuesday trading on strong safe-haven buying of precious metals. Investors here can also enjoy a handy 1.8% dividend yield for 2020 too. It might not be the biggest, but compare this with the sub-1.4% interest rates that even the best-paying instant access Cash ISA pays out.Gold gallops againAs I say, movements in the gold and silver price serve as a valuable lesson to us all. Market tensions can flare in a heartbeat, and having exposure to shiny metals can allow you to make profits in such times.Gold, for instance, has been rangebound around $1,575 per ounce in recent weeks but just sprang back above $1,600 and within a whisker of fresh seven-year highs. Fresh concerns over the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak globally has caused flight-to-safety demand for the yellow metal to boom again.Industrial and investment metal silver tracked gold higher and swept back above $18 per ounce for the first time in several weeks.A sudden uplift in coronavirus-related fears might have pushed the more valuable metals higher more recently. But a mix of other geopolitical and macroeconomic issues, whether it be US-Chinese trade wars, military tension in the Middle East, Brexit, possible recession in the eurozone, and central bank rate cutting,§ have kept prices well supported in recent times. And a sudden flare-up in any of these issues could suddenly send gold and silver hurtling skywards again.It’s a keeperBuying Hochschild shares could be a particularly good idea to ride such eventualities. Fresh trading numbers released today show exactly why.The FTSE 250 miner beat analyst predictions with a doubling in annual pre-tax profits (after exceptionals) in 2019. These came in at $76.8m. Escalating silver values and reduced costs helped drive the top and bottom lines, though better-than-expected production also helped results. Production of gold and silver came in at 477,400 and 38.7m equivalent ounces respectively, beating predictions of 457,000 gold equivalent ounces and 37m silver equivalent ounces by some margin.Annual output is expected to tick lower in 2020 and costs predicted to creep up, says Hochschild. But the sunny outlook for precious metals means another year of strong earnings growth is expected by City analysts. A 33% profits jump is anticipated.And this makes the digger a top value pick too. The business deals on a sub-1 price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.5 right now. I’d happily buy it today and hold for protection in uncertain times right up until I retire. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild 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. 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Dividend income or growth? These FTSE 250 shares have both

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These FTSE 250 shares have both Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. 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. In the FTSE 250 alone, 108 companies have cancelled, suspended or cut their dividends this year. According to AJ Bell, UK dividend payments have fallen by around £40bn in 2020.But I believe there are still some great investments out there offering dividend income. I’ve identified two property-related shares from the FTSE 250. I think both offer attractive dividends and share price growth.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…Box up this FTSE 250 gemOne of the top performers in my own portfolio is FTSE 250 Real Estate Investment Trust Tritax Big Box REIT (LSE: BBOX). The company does as its name suggests. It owns huge distribution warehouses in strategic locations near main transport hubs and large cities.The high-tech facilities are rented out by blue-chip retailers. As such, the company is not expecting many defaults on rent. It said it expected that 99% of Q3 rents should be collected by the end of the quarter. This type of consistency alongside long leases creates a very dependable revenue stream.The FTSE 250 firm has been profiting from the shift to online shopping. As a REIT, it is required to distribute at least 90% of its tax-exempt profits excluding capital gains back to shareholders.In a trading update earlier this month, Tritax confirmed it was cutting its H1 dividend by 9% to 3.1p per share. However, this still equates to around a 4.2% annual dividend yield. Given its REIT status, this provides some limited security to the dividend income.The REIT is also growing, with operating profit in H1 increasing by a quarter to £70.6m. Revenue has increased from £44m in 2015 to £144m at the end of 2019. I think Tritax offers the rare combination of a safe looking dividend and growth in the share price.Another dividend income championFellow REIT and FTSE 250 member Big Yellow Group (LSE: BYG) focuses on self-storage. You may have seen its distinctive giant yellow metal boxes.Britain is a nation of hoarders, and Londoners in particular, living in cramped, overpriced housing are in dire need of storage. Therefore, it seems a sensible business model, in my opinion, to be a self-storage company focusing on London and its commuter towns.The company has been growing through acquisitions, developments and rising occupancy and rent rates for some time. It has 13 sites in development and recently acquired a site in Wapping for £18.6m.Revenues and dividends per share have been edging up since 2015. A Q2 trading update confirmed that revenues advanced 2.3% to £31.8m. This was despite a significant reduction in demand from March.As you might expect, domestic and student move-ins saw annual drops. But this was partially offset by a 28% increase in business move-ins.The total dividend was actually lifted by 1.8% to 33.8p per share. This equates to a dividend income of around 3.2%.With both FTSE 250 firms operating on a price-to-earnings ratio in the mid-20s, I don’t think either are bargains. But REITs offer diversity to a portfolio and the combination of progressive dividend income streams and share price growth makes both companies great buy-and-hold candidates in my opinion. 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. David Barnes | Wednesday, 26th August, 2020 | More on: BBOX David Barnes owns shares in Tritax Big Box REIT and Big Yellow Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tritax Big Box REIT. 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Episcopal Relief & Development photo exhibit celebrates 75 years

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Relief & Development photo exhibit celebrates 75 years Executive Council gets preview of exhibit that will travel throughout the church Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs A Mozambique child casts a fishing net in the Zambezi River. The photo was taken during a two-month expedition down the Zambezi River to spread global awareness of malaria and mobilize donor support for effective protection and treatment. NetsforLife®, Episcopal Relief & Development’s program partnership, was one of the expedition’s sponsors. Photo: Marcus Bleasdale[Episcopal News Service – Scottsdale, Arizona] If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, then a new traveling photo exhibition previewed here June 10 is a more-than 33,000-word photo essay about Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75-year legacy.The 75th Anniversary Photo Exhibition shows the organization’s global reach of its mission “healing a hurting world,” as its tagline says, from China to Ghana to El Salvador to Louisiana to New Jersey, and points in between.“As you look at the images in this exhibit, I hope what you’ll see are not images of something we do but images of who we are as one body, working with others around the world,” Diocese of Colorado Bishop Robert J. O’Neill, chair of Episcopal Relief & Development’s board of directors, told the church’s Executive Council, meeting June 10-12 in Scottsdale, Arizona.Council member Deborah Stokes of the Diocese of Southern Ohio (left) and General Convention Office Staff Assistant for Legislation Marian Conboy on June 10 discuss part of the Episcopal Relief & Development 75th Anniversary Photo Exhibition that was on preview at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Scottsdale. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceO’Neill said that the anniversary is a good time to take stock of the “collective witness” and work that has taken place since 1940, including the more than $560 million that has been raised and dedicated “to meet urgent human needs” all over the world.In the last 14 years, he said, Episcopal Relief & Development has raised and spent more than $220 million, including $68 million for global needs, $69 million for disaster response and long-term recovery work, slightly less than $40 million for malaria prevention and $14 million for to promote health and alleviate hunger.Those numbers, O’Neill said, reflect “what we can do collectively as we work in partnership with our sisters and brothers around the globe” in more than 40 countries.“All of these numbers and figures tell a story about our collective heart,” he said, thanking the council and General Convention for the support it has given the organization.O’Neill spoke during the announcement portion of a special Eucharist for members of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Scottsdale. The exhibit is on display at the church through June 12 and council members got a chance to view the exhibition during a reception that followed the Eucharist at the end of the first day of their three-day meeting here. The Rev. Susan Snook, Nativity’s rector, is a member of council.During her opening remarks earlier in the day, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori called the exhibit “an opportunity to give thanks for the ways in which Episcopalians continue to partner with others here and across the world. God’s mission is indeed being served.”During Superstorm Sandy, the massive storm surge inundated the sanctuary at All Saints Church in Bay Head, New Jersey, hitting with such force that it caused the foundation to crumble. But even storm-battered congregations like All Saints found ways to minister to their communities in Sandy’s aftermath. As volunteer crews cleaned and repaired their church home, they found comfort and strength in each other’s company, and the congregation became more mindful of the most vulnerable in their midst. Episcopal Relief & Development provided emergency support to impacted dioceses for parish-based relief activities, helping congregations expand feeding ministries and provide shelter and transportation assistance for those in need. Photo: Marcus YamDetails of the exhibitionThe photographs are meant to portray Episcopal Relief & Development’s four core areas of work: alleviating hunger and improving food supply, creating economic opportunities and strengthening communities, promoting health and fighting disease; and responding to disasters and rebuilding communities. And they give context to its organizational story and its program partnerships with Anglican and ecumenical institutions around the world, and dioceses in the United States.Two of the exhibit’s 22 panels feature a historical timeline showing the evolution of The Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief to present day Episcopal Relief & Development.The preview at Nativity allowed Episcopal Relief & Development staff members an opportunity to experiment with different configurations of the post-and-panel exhibit in a church setting.Joanna Lehan, a New York-based curator, editor, and writer curated the exhibit. She has served as co-curator of the International Center of Photography’s Triennial exhibition. She has also worked as a book editor, Aperture Foundation, and a freelance photo editor at The New Yorker and Newsweek magazines. Lehan’s writing on photography appears on Time’s “Lightbox” blog, as well is in Photograph and Aperture magazines.For the Episcopal Relief & Development exhibit Lehan worked with the organization’s staff to choose from among 20,000 photos taken by professional photographers as well as the organization’s staff, partners, donors and friends, according to O’Neill.The exhibition’s travels will begin officially with an installation in New York’s Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, including an opening event on Sept. 16. It is expected to visit more than 20 cities across the church. Among the planned stopovers are Los Angeles, Denver, San Francisco and Charlotte, North Carolina.To inquire about having the 75th Anniversary Celebration Photo Exhibition to visit your diocese, contact Engagement Director Sean McConnell at [email protected] or call 855-312-HEAL (4325).A virtual tour of the photo exhibition is available on a special 75th anniversary web section on Episcopal Relief & Development’s website at Margaret Achieng Adie wheels a cart full of passion fruit seedlings to her plot of land. She purchased these from her 427-member agricultural co-operative, the Manywa Fruit Growing Self-Help Group, which started with support from Episcopal Relief & Development’s local partners the Anglican Church of Kenya and Anglican Development Services–Nyanza. The fruit she grows will provide her family with nutritious fresh food and a source of income from sale at the market. Photo: Mike Smith/Episcopal Relief & DevelopmentPart of a larger celebrationEpiscopal Relief & Development’s official celebration of its 75th anniversary begins in September but there are already resources and online tools related to the milestone available here.The organization wants to use its anniversary to thank those who have been an integral part of its history, growth and success as the Episcopal Church’s international development agency. Episcopal Relief & Development also sees it as an opportunity to educate a new generation of friends and supporters about the agency’s life-saving work that reaches more than 3 million people annually in almost 40 countries, according to McConnell.Episcopal Relief & Development plans a fundraising campaign to raise $7.5 million by the end of 2015 for programs that promote health, alleviate hunger and create economic opportunities.Donors can make contributions to the campaign. Congregations, dioceses and groups are also invited to organize local fundraising campaigns and inspire others to participate. Online tools and resources are available on the website to assist with planning local activities and events. There are five campaign areas:75th Anniversary Campaign: The most powerful way to make an impact, your gift will engage communities worldwide in creating lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and diseaseCarry the Water Campaign: Improving hygiene, sanitation and overall health by building water systems to ensure communities can access this crucial natural resourceFast to Feed Campaign: Expanding everyone’s supply of nutritious food by empowering families to raise healthy animals and utilize sustainable agricultural practicesThrive to Five Campaign: Enabling children and families to get the best start in life through maternal health, malaria prevention and early childhood development programsPennies to Prosperity Campaign: Generating opportunities for local entrepreneurs by promoting micro-finance, vocational training and small business developmentIn the Episcopal Diocese of El Salvador, Dr. Daniella Flamenco and her six colleagues provide clinical services, nutrition education and agricultural training in Salinas del Potrero, a rural village 90 minutes by car from San Salvador. Episcopal Relief & Development’s partnership enables the church to send the team to eight base areas, serving 60 communities. Photo: Corey Eisenstein/Episcopal Relief & DevelopmentIn addition to the photo exhibit, special web section and the fundraising campaign, other elements of the commemoration include:publishing on its website 75 stories over 75 weeks about Episcopal Relief & Development’s programs, partnerships and supporters;offering an interactive timeline that explores Episcopal Relief & Development’s history and life-saving work worldwide; andoffering ways for individuals to engage in meaningful discussion on the organization’s online communities.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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House 60 / gh3

first_img House 60 / gh3 “COPY” Houses ArchDaily Area:  315 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Canada Text description provided by the architects. House 60 is a renovation and addition to a 50’s suburban house on a large lot in Toronto, Canada.The existing house was largely introverted—small windows, low ceilings—with a traditional plan—living room, separate dining room and cramped kitchen on the ground floor, and a maze of bedrooms on the second. An undistinguished building from the exterior—brick with a shallow sloping roof—adorned over time with a wrought iron front porch and aluminum awnings. However underwhelming, the existing house was considered by gh3 as a material resource to be reused, rather than abandoned, a position consistent with first principles of sustainability. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroAdditions were made to both the front and rear of the house resulting in 2 new facades and accomplishing the re–imaging of the house. Much of the house was re–skinned. This, in combination with the installation of significant interior insulation, greatly reduced the energy requirements of the house. The existing pitched roof was removed and a new flat roof, insulated well beyond code requirements, completed the new high performing envelope. Save this picture!A 2–storey glass wall at the rear of the house, a 1–storey glass wall at front, and multiple skylights maximize the admission of daylight and facilitate passive ventilation. The extensive use of glass at the rear allows for the greatest number of views to the garden and at the front, serves as a modern day front porch, reconnecting the building with its site and the city. Save this picture!The ground floor of the house is organized as a continuous open space to allow for the changing patterns of use of a growing family. The principle living space is flanked longitudinally on both sides with service zones containing storage, media units, a pantry, stairs and mechanical spaces, set behind full–height pivoting wall panels. Floor-to-ceiling glass panels are strategically positioned on the ground and second floors to provide safety for young children while allowing views through all of the principle living spaces. Glass panels and walls are selectively fritted with a super–scaled flock pattern, which amplifies the whiteness of the interior.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessOSKA Architects Selected for Pre-design Study of Burke MuseumArticlesThyssenKrupp Elevator Competition / RSVPArticles Share 2009center_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House 60 / gh3Save this projectSaveHouse 60 / gh3 CopyHouses•Toronto, Canada Projects Architects: gh3 Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!+ 18 Share CopyAbout this officegh3OfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTorontoRefurbishmentHousesCanadaPublished on June 19, 2009Cite: “House 60 / gh3” 19 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House 60 / gh3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 streamlast_img read more

Tax Reform Group shows public support for charities’ VAT campaign

first_imgTax Reform Group shows public support for charities’ VAT campaign The Charities’ Tax Reform Group (CTRG) has published MORI research which demonstrates overwhelming public support for a matching grant scheme to compensate charities for the irrecoverable VAT they incur.The MORI research findings were announced at the House of Commons today at which CTRG put forward its arguments in support of its campaign to persuade the Government to compensate charities for the irrecoverable VAT they incur in providing charitable services. The campaign has all party support including Tom Levitt MP, the Chairman of the All Party Group on Community and Voluntary Organisations, Bob Russell MP (Liberal Democrat, Colchester) and Tim Yeo MP (Conservative, South Suffolk). Advertisement Howard Lake | 12 October 2005 | News Tagged with: Finance About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  38 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CTRG, which represents over 350 of the UK’s leading charities, is supported in this campaign by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), the Charity Finance Directors’ Group (CFDG) and the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO). AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Pennsylvania prisons: Breeding grounds for coronavirus

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this PhiladelphiaWhen the coronavirus first became a global pandemic in the spring of 2020, there were widespread demands, met with promises from state officials, to release particularly vulnerable incarcerated workers. Some states and municipalities did release people, but never in the numbers the situation warranted.In April, protesters in Philadelphia called for prisoners to be released due to COVID-19 surge.In April, protesters in Philadelphia called for prisoners to be released due to COVID-19 upsurge.Credit: Joe PietteInstead of broad releases, prison officials in Pennsylvania instituted draconian lockdowns where prisoners daily spent 23 hours in cells and were given only 45 minutes per day to shower, make phone calls or get fresh air. In person visits were stopped, and access to libraries, commissaries and other programs were strictly curtailed. Exercise and hot meals ended.While until recently, only 160 cases of COVID-19 were reported among the incarcerated workers, these restrictive measures never applied to the guards and prison staff, who appear to be the ones bringing COVID-19 into the prisons.Fast forward six months, and prisons, including those in Pennsylvania, are facing a deadly full-blown resurgence of COVID-19 among those incarcerated as well as staff. The result has been outbreaks of COVID-19 in 21 of the 23 state prisons. As of Nov. 12, there have been 17 reported deaths of incarcerated people. At least 442 prisoners and 244 staff have tested positive. According to the Department of Corrections, when staff have requested testing, more than half are positive for the coronavirus. Testing of staff is not mandatory. (, Nov. 12)Rather than release more people or make staff testing mandatory, PADOC officials have responded by moving prisoners who test positive to other prisons or isolation units within a prison. The lockdown policies have been kept in place for over seven months now, amounting to mass torture for the over 46,000 incarcerated workers.The DOC is also limiting testing for incarcerated workers to those facilities with larger outbreaks. In State Correctional Institution Chester just outside Philadelphia, as of Nov. 10, half of prisoners’ test results and 90% of staff tests were positive. Incarcerated workers there are reporting that prison officials are passing out power of attorney and property release forms in anticipation of more deaths. The 943 men in Chester are only tested if they have a fever, even when many are experiencing other classic COVID-19 symptoms.The crisis is not limited to state prisons. A recent court filing by U.S. attorneys reported 80 prisoners and eight staff tested positive at the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia. At the Federal Corrections Institution at Fort Dix, in nearby New Jersey, 150 men out of 220 in one unit tested positive.As far as numbers in county jails, Claire Shubik-Richards, executive director of the Pennsylvania Prison Society said: “We don’t know, because our county governments aren’t telling us, and that is astounding.” (, Nov. 12)The consistent refusal by prison officials to release at-risk incarcerated workers, and to even provide basic PPE and other preventative items, amounts to the cruel and unusual punishment expressly forbidden by the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It is turning every sentence into a death sentence with no chance of appeal.last_img read more

RSF accuses China of “murder by lack of care” in Liu Xiaobo’s death

first_imgNews ChinaAsia – Pacific PredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionRSF PrizeNobel PrizeInternet to go further China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News RSF_en News The embodiment of resistance to oppression and the fight for free speech in China, Liu Xiaobo died July 13, less than three weeks after the announcement that he had been moved from a prison in the northeastern province of Liaoning to a nearby hospital with final-stage liver cancer. Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo, who was the 2010 Nobel peace laureate and 2004 RSF press freedom laureate,had been imprisoned since 2008. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on China March 12, 2021 Find out more The Chinese authorities refused to allow him to leave the country to receive medical care abroad, although an international campaign had been urging this. On paper, he had been “released on medical parole” but in practice he was isolated in the hospital and subjected to the strictest surveillance.“It is outrageous that the Chinese authorities waited until Liu Xiaobo’s cancer was in the terminal stage before treating him in hospital,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“It is hard to believe the Chinese prison authorities were so incompetent as to not notice a cancer developing in such a high-profile detainee as Liu Xiaobo. As well as arbitrary imprisonment, the Chinese leaders and their accomplices are guilty of murder by lack of care. We call for the immediate release of Liu Xiaobo’s wife, Liu Xia, whose house arrest is clearly detention by another name.”Responsibility of the Chinese state apparatusRSF first accuses Hu Jintao, who was president when Liu Xiaobo was arrested and tried, and his successor, the current president, Xi Jinping, a predator of press freedom. Other senior Chinese leaders must also be held responsible: Prime Minister Li Keqiang and his predecessor Wen Jiabao; Wu Aiying, who was justice minister at the time, and his successor, Zhang Jun; and the other members of the Standing Committee of the Central Political Bureau of the Communist Party: Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli.By allowing Liu Xiaobo and thousands of other human rights defenders to be imprisoned, these leaders constantly trample on the constitution of the People’s Republic of China, which explicitly guarantees free speech and media freedom. They are supposed to implement this constitution at the highest level.But pointing the finger at the most senior leaders is not enough. We must not forget the “foot soldiers” in the Chinese repressive apparatus who were accomplices: Jia Lianchun, the president of Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court, his assessors Zheng Wenwei and Zhai Changxi, and the prosecutors Zhang Rongge and Pan Xueqing, who were all happy to convict Liu Xiaobo in a trial lasting just two hours.The following officials must also be held responsible for mistreating Liu Xiaobo and denying him medical care: Chen Qiufa, the governor of Liaoning province; Li Xi, the secretary of the Liaoning provincial committee of the Communist Party; Ma Zhenfeng, the former director of Jinzhou prison, in Liaoning province, where Liu Xiaobo, was held; and Wang Zhansuo, his successor.China signed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in 1998 but took care never to ratify it. Harassment and acts of violence against civil rights activists and citizen-journalists have increased since 2013, when Xi Jinping took over as president.“The authorities at least pretended to be trying to improve the human rights situation in previous decades,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia bureau. “But Xi Jinping’s administration has brazenly rehabilitated practices worthy of the Maoist era – abduction, holding detainees incommunicado and without trial, systematic torture and mistreatment, and televised forced confessions.”Ranked near the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index (176th out of 180 countries), China is one of the world’s biggest prisons for journalists and civil rights activists. Receive email alerts July 14, 2017 – Updated on July 24, 2017 RSF accuses China of “murder by lack of care” in Liu Xiaobo’s death Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo, who was the 2010 Nobel peace laureate and 2004 RSF press freedom laureate. RSF holds the Chinese authorities responsible and urges them to end the house arrest of his wife, Liu Xia. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific PredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionRSF PrizeNobel PrizeInternet News Photo DALE DE LA REY last_img read more