Forbes 2020: Top 10 Highest-Paid Athletes

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OnlineUndo Euro 2020 Opening Match: Coach of Turkey warns Italy, ‘first match critical, we will give our all’ Take a look at the Top 10 HIGHEST paid athelete of Forbes 2020.Roger Federer takes the top spot for the first time, with $106 million of pre-tax earnings, edging past Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who have swapped the No. 1 spot in three of the past four years.Roger Federer (tennis): $106.3 million.Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is ranked world No. 4 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer): $105 million.Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.Lionel Messi (soccer): $104 million.Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.Neymar (soccer): $95.5 million.Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar Jr. or simply Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is widely considered as one of the best players in the worldLeBron James (basketball): $88.2 million.LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history.Stephen Curry (basketball): $74.4 million.Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry II is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. A six-time NBA All-Star, Curry has been named the NBA Most Valuable Player twice and won three NBA championships with the Warriors.Kevin Durant (basketball): $63.9 million.Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He played one season of college basketball for the University of Texas, and was selected as the second overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2007 NBA draft.Tiger Woods (golf): $62.3 million.Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is an American professional golfer. He is tied for first in PGA Tour wins and ranks second in men’s major championships and also holds numerous golf records. Woods is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers, and one of the most famous athletes of all time.Kirk Cousins (football): $60.5 millionKirk Daniel Cousins is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He played college football at Michigan State from 2009 to 2011, and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.Carson Wentz (football): $59.1 millionCarson James Wentz is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He played college football at North Dakota State University and was selected by the Eagles with the second overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the highest selection ever for an FCS player. Football Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCarson WentzCristiano RonaldoForbes 2020Forbes 2020 Tops 10 HighestPaid AthleteKevin DurantKirk CousinsLeBron JamesNeymarRoger FedererStephen CurryTiger WoodsTops 10 HighestPaid Athlete SHARE Latest Sports News Euro 2020: Portugal Squad, Fixtures, Schedules, key players, Predictions- All you need to know Euro 2020: Switzerland Squad, Fixtures, Schedules, key players, Predictions- All you need to know Football NBA Draft Lottery: 4 Teams that have won the NBA Draft Lottery most number of times Football Football Hockey Euro 2020: France Squad, Fixtures, Schedules, key players, Predictions- All you need to know Euro 2020: Turkey Squad, Fixtures, Schedules, key players, Predictions- All you need to know NBA: Philadelphia 76ers’ Daryl Morey fined $75k over controversial tweet Forbes 2020: Top 10 Highest-Paid Athletes Sports BusinessNewsSportTop of the topslast_img read more

Aiico Insurance Plc ( Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgAiico Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Aiico Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aiico Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aiico Insurance Plc (  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAiico Insurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria offering life assurance and annuity, general insurance and special risk, pension management, health insurance and asset management. The company is the second-largest insurance company in Nigeria by gross premiums and has a diversified client base which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Life insurance products include an annuity plan, corporate savings plan, education, flexible endowment plan, group life insurance plan, income investment plan, life celebration plan, mortgage protection plan, term assurance and three payment plant. Aiico Insurance Plc has a controlling stake in Multishield Plc and a minority stake in Healthcare International Plc and Aiico Capital Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Aiico Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

What yesterday’s interest rate decision may mean for FTSE 100 shares

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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. tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Fresnillo, and Tesco. 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. Yesterday, the Bank of England (BoE) decided to keep the main interest rate unchanged at 0.1%. The most recent cut had been on 19 March, when the BoE had lowered it from 0.25%.As I write, broader markets in the UK are mostly flat. And many investors are wondering what ongoing low interest rates may mean for their portfolios. Therefore, I’d like to discuss the potential effect of BoE’s interest rate decision on the FTSE 100 index.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…Low interest rates are the norm The BoE website details the progressive decline of interest rates over several decades. As you can see, 0.1% is a record low. Many economists would agree that it’s practically zero to all intents and purposes.Interest rate decisions affect the cost of mortgages, credit cards and other borrowings for both individuals and businesses. Typically, lower interest rates count as good news for stock markets. In other words, there’s an inverse relationship.For example, legendary investor Warren Buffett believes stocks outperform all other asset classes over the long term, especially when interest rates and corporate tax rates remain low.Low rates aim to add stimulus to our economy. They usually trigger mortgage, car and personal loan rates to fall. They make it cheaper for consumers to borrow money. British businesses may also find it easier to fund new investments. Many companies like utilities, such as National Grid and SSE, and telecoms firms, such as Vodafone or BT Group, tend to carry high levels of debt on their balance sheets. Therefore, lower rates may mean a boost to their bottom lines.And the pound?When the BoE cuts rates, the pound is usually devalued against other major currencies, such as the US dollar or the euro. Most FTSE 100 companies are multinational conglomerates. Up to three-quarters of their revenue comes from overseas. When the pound is low against, for example, the US dollar, this may impact UK businesses that generate income in dollars. The dollars they’re earning outside the UK now become worth more pounds. This, in turn, leads to a potential increase in profitability.For US consumers, British goods would also become less expensive. Thus, UK exports may increase overall. That said, a weaker pound makes imported raw materials more expensive. And the increased costs eventually get passed down to the consumer.However, other central banks globally have also been cutting interest rates in recent weeks. Therefore, the overall effect of low interest rates in the UK on the value of the pound may not be so clear cut. FTSE 100 shares with the highest non-UK revenue come from various industries. They include miners, industrials, oil companies and pharmaceuticals. Fresnillo, Rio Tinto, BHP, BP, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, and Smith & Nephew are examples.Foolish takeawayMy strategy now? I’d carry on investing in strong companies that also pay dividends. Instead of a Cash ISA, I’d consider a Stocks and Shares ISA. No bank account will likely offer anything close to a real rate of return in the near future. Thus dividend shares could be a good option for income investors. I’d also watch out for short-term price dips to buy more. In the FTSE 100, I’d consider investing in several companies, especially if there is further weakness in their share prices in May. They include BAE Systems, Berkeley Group, Coca Cola HBC, Diageo, Tesco, and Unilever. Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Friday, 8th May, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images What yesterday’s interest rate decision may mean for FTSE 100 sharescenter_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Rugby World Cup Daily – Blackout

first_imgSaturday Sep 24, 2011 Rugby World Cup Daily – Blackout Rugby World Cup Daily features the USA team after their loss to Australia, and today’s matches between England and Romania and New Zealand and France. It also previews Ireland vs Russia.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error RWC Extra Related Articles 502 WEEKS AGO Alesana Tuilagi smashes a reporter 502 WEEKS AGO All Blacks victory parade in Auckland with… 502 WEEKS AGO IRB Awards 2011 Highlights From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

CASA Vi / EV+A Lab Atelier d’architettura

first_imgCASA Vi / EV+A Lab Atelier d’architetturaSave this projectSaveCASA Vi / EV+A Lab Atelier d’architettura CopyAbout this officeEV+A Lab Atelier d’architetturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentSondrioItalyPublished on February 10, 2016Cite: “CASA Vi / EV+A Lab Atelier d’architettura” 10 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream photographs:  Marcello MarianaPhotographs:  Marcello MarianaSave this picture!© Marcello MarianaText description provided by the architects. This house is located in the surroundings of Sondrio on the Orobic Alps at about 1000 meters of altitude. The customer requests were to transform an existing ruin, realized in bricks of concrete, into a residence, that had the most solar radiation and lighting in the livingroom and, at the same time, a view toward the bottom of the valley. In those circumstances, after a careful analysis of the context, of the possibilities in terms of exposure, of the study of the sunlight and the study of technologies and of the values of the mountain architecture, I realized the project through a reinterpretations, in a modern key, of the construction techniques and materials used in the past.Save this picture!© Marcello MarianaAll that because I believe that mountain architecture is an emblematic example of sustainable architecture, using materials obtained from nature and, for obvious reasons, found in place. From a formal point of view the house refers to the rural houses: the only sloping roof, completely coated by stone and with no eaves. I worked first of all on the insolation and lighting because the Orobic Alpes are poorly exposed to irradiation, opting for the coverage to a single aquifer; this decision allowed me to raise the wall exposed to the north, inserting the 4 openings of equal size (2,30xh.1,40 cm), one a room on the first floor and two on the ground floor with a wonderful view on the Retic side of the Alps and, at the same time, achieving a double height on the kitchenette and dining area, illuminated from above through a skylight, flush covering, consisting of n.2 glass from 0.70×1,80 cm and n.3 glass from 0.70×0.90 cm. I obtained a environment lighted in a natural way, ensuring an economical energy saving and satisfying all the requests of the custumer.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe structure is in reinforced concrete and bricks of concrete, with suitable thermal insulation, in order to obtain a good living comfort, and coating in local stone. The cover consists of lamellar beams in wood and painted in white color. Doors and windows are in lamellar larch brushed and not treated with double glazing burglar proof; from the point of view of materials and their combination I chose those with a strong intrinsic materiality: stone and wood. The inside it is, for the most part, concentrated on the local craftsmanship, because I believe it is very important: it represents our history. So I tried to achieve the greatest possible pieces on measure from my drawing, using materials that could allow me as reinforced concrete, natural larch, iron and wood. Thinking this way many elements are born: fireplace, table, chairs, stairs, bidet, wc, shower and sink.Save this picture!© Marcello MarianaThe same for the kitchenette also realized directly in place, on stainless steel with 2 sinks. Also the outside system of the bathroom was realized in stainless steel. For the artificial lighting I used the historical pieces of design Flos, suspensions Vesoi brand and in the kitchenette a lamp Lamp (VI), always by my drawing, in natural larch. The unit consists of a ground floor with entrance, living room, kitchen and bath inSave this picture!© Marcello Marianawhich the spaces are well defined (the rupture element is the cement block) but at the same time, open and bright and a first floor composed by two bedrooms and a loft used as study.Save this picture!© Marcello MarianaProject gallerySee allShow lessKickstarter: Virtual Reality is Now Portable and Hands-free with the 2VRArticlesKnapphullet / Lund HagemSelected Projects Share ArchDaily CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Sondrio, Italy Houses Save this picture!© Marcello Mariana+ 46 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  CASA Vi / EV+A Lab Atelier d’architettura Year:  “COPY” Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2015 2015 Photographs “COPY” Area:  75 m² Area:  75 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Architects: EV+A Lab Atelier d’architettura Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Apple users donate higher average amounts, says

first_img Howard Lake | 13 October 2011 | News Tagged with: Apple Digital infographic Research / statistics  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Source: via Howard on Pinterest Advertisement Apple users donate higher average amounts, says According to US online fundraising site, “Apple Users Are More Generous than PC and Android Users”. This apparent generosity applies across machine (Mac vs PC), browser (Apple’s Safari vs Microsoft Internet Explorer), and mobile device (Apple iPad and iPhone v Google Android or Blackberry).The conclusions are based on its analysis of donations received on its site. Razoo analysed more than 2 million visits and more than 130,000 individual donations totalling $15,983,806.The average donation by a Mac user was $126.40 (£80.99) and by a Windows PC user $117.87 (£75.53).The average donations by Web browser also showed Apple users at the top:• Safari $134.77• Internet Explorer $122.11• Chrome $113.00• Firefox $111.34Users of both Apple’s main mobile devices also topped the table:Average donation value by mobile device:• iPad $168.67• iPhone $102.80• Android $91.42• Blackberry $24• Windows $18.75Razoo has published its findings in an infographic which is currently attracting attention. Handily they have published it in US dollars and UK pounds.There are some gaps in the analysis: the operation system question looks at just Windows and Apple, both of the adding up to 100%. There is no mention, for example, of Linux users.Why should Apple users appear to donate more no matter which product they are using? It is possible, given Apple’s premium pricing, that they are mostly better off than PC or Android users. On the other hand, they may have less disposable income having bought an Apple product. Razoo pondered this, also suggesting “is it that maybe the devices themselves influence how much someone gives?”The figures apply only to Razoo’s users, so we shall have to see if they are matched by other online fundraising platforms such as JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving in the UK.In £center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Source: via Howard on PinterestIn $ 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.last_img read more

Protest, public hearing challenge Pennsylvania solitary confinement

first_imgFormer political prisoner Robert King, Sept. 17.WW photo: Joseph PiettePhiladelphia — In August 2011, Juan Mendez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, stated that solitary confinement “may cause serious psychological and physiological adverse effects on individuals” and “violate the international prohibition against torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.” He called for the absolute prohibition of solitary confinement in excess of 15 days.Yet in the U.S. today at least 80,000 prisoners are held in some form of solitary confinement for prolonged periods. Around 25,000 people are in supermax prisons. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, there are 2,500 prisoners in solitary confinement in the state’s Restricted Housing Units, many for decades!Calling for the abolishment of solitary confinement, a spirited rally was led by the Human Rights Coalition in Philadelphia on Sept. 17. The next day, the organization Temple University for a Democratic Policy Committee of Pennsylvania held a hearing on the effects of solitary confinement.The HRC notes that with the increase in the number of U.S. prisons and prisoners over the last 30 years, “the use of solitary confinement has exploded, with little oversight by legal, legislative, or law enforcement agencies.” When complaints are filed, the DOC ends up “investigating itself.”Shandre Delaney, whose son Carrington Keyes spent 10 years in solitary confinement at SCI Pittsburgh in retaliation for his political beliefs, charged, “The DOC not only tolerates abuse, it is standard operating procedure.”Delaney added, “The Pennsylvania DOC was the training ground for Abu Ghraib.” Charles Graner Jr., the former U.S. Army reservist convicted in connection with the 2003-2004 torture and sexual, physical and psychological abuse of Iraqi prisoners of war, had served as a guard at SCI Greene.Delaney raised that 92 criminal accounts of sexual abuse of prisoners were filed against one officer at SCI Pittsburgh, but nothing was done. Former prisoner Dana Lomax Williams noted that many women hesitate to speak out about sexual harassment for fear of retaliation.DOC = Department of CrueltyTheresa Shoats, daughter of Black political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoats held in solitary confinement since 1983, called the DOC “the department of cruelty.”Shoats stated, “Our fight is not just for the 2 million people in prison, but against a prison system that affects people on the outside as well. Forty public schools are going to close in Philadelphia, while Graterford Prison is set to expand. We need to step in front of those bulldozers to save a child’s life.”Speakers at the rally and hearing stated that political activism and racism were often factors behind prolonged solitary detentions. Mumia Abu-Jamal, Pennsylvania’s best known political prisoner, spent nearly 30 years in solitary confinement on death row before his January 2012 release to general population, where he continues to challenge his 1982 conviction.Former prisoner Hakeem Shaheed charged that he was placed at the infamous supermax prison in Marion, Ohio, in retaliation for speaking out against torture and abuse within federal prisons and because of his Muslim beliefs.A highlight of the rally was an address by Robert King, the only freed member of the Angola 3, who spent 29 years in solitary confinement in Louisiana. Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace, who along with King organized a prison chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1971, have spent over 40 years in solitary confinement after the death of a prison guard. An ongoing lawsuit and international movement are demanding their release.King compared the struggle to abolish solitary confinement to the abolitionist movement of the 1800s, noting that anti-slavery activists took a moral stand against a system that was protected by laws. “Like slavery, prisons are meant to dehumanize. Prisons are making big money, not just for the Correction Corporation of America, but for the U.S. government, the biggest profiteer.”At the hearing, psychologists Dr. Terry Kupers and Dr. Craig Haney emphasized how solitary confinement exacerbates mental illness. Kupers described the expansion of prisons and supermax facilities in the 1980s. Funding was cut for rehabilitative services while prisons began to see a rise in recidivism.According to a 2003 study by the Urban Institute, Justice Policy Center, while 95 percent of prisoners will be released back into their communities at some point, within three years nearly 7 out of 10 males will be rearrested and half will be back in prison.Robert Meek, of the Disability Rights Network, explained that 800 prisoners registered as having mental health issues are currently held in solitary confinement in Pennsylvania prisons, while beds at the state’s mental health facility sit empty.Jules Lobel, of the Center for Constitutional Rights, who testified via telecast, challenged the state’s contention that solitary confinement punishes the “worst of the worst.” Lobel represents prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison in California who have engaged in hunger strikes to bring attention to their conditions.In Pennsylvania, the DOC maintains a “Restricted Release List” of prisoners placed in solitary confinement for indefinite periods of time. Those on the list can only be released with the approval of the DOC secretary, even when they have not committed any offense in years and have received no notice of their designation.Wrongly accused of the murder of a prison guard and held for years in solitary confinement in a California prison until his conviction was overturned, Shujaa Graham passionately told the state representatives conducting the hearing, “Do the right thing. Stop torturing people!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Un llamado de acción del Orgullo: Del 14 al 21 de junio ¡Defiende a los jóvenes trans!

first_img1 de junio comienza el mes del Orgullo. El expresidente Donald Trump lleva más de 130 días fuera el cargo. Pero los implacables ataques a la comunidad trans, especialmente a los jóvenes trans y a las mujeres trans de color, no muestran signos de ceder.En 33 legislaturas estatales, se han aprobado o presentado 117 proyectos de ley que niegan los derechos civiles básicos a las personas trans. Esto hace que 2021 sea un año récord para este tipo de legislación intolerante, según la Campaña de Derechos Humanos. La mayoría de estos proyectos de ley se dirigen a los jóvenes trans, que ya tienen una tasa de suicidio desproporcionadamente alta.Todos los estados, excepto dos, tienen proyectos de ley que prohíben a los deportistas trans participar en deportes que no se corresponden con el sexo que se les asignó al nacer, especialmente en los deportes femeninos. Los proyectos de ley perpetúan el mito de que las mujeres trans representan un peligro para otras mujeres y niñas -que en realidad son hombres que se visten de mujer porque son depredadores sexuales que buscan acceso- o que tienen algún tipo de ventaja competitiva injusta. Los gobernadores de tres estados han firmado proyectos de ley de este tipo, con nombres que suenan inocuos como “Ley de Equidad en el Deporte Femenino”.Ni la ciencia ni las estadísticas respaldan estos estereotipos retrógrados. “Creo que estas respuestas excluyentes son una solución en busca de un problema”, dijo Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, directora interina de GLSEN, una organización de defensa de los jóvenes LGBTQ+. “No hay un dominio categórico de los atletas trans, pero sí entendemos los beneficios categóricos para los jóvenes que practican deportes”. (CNN, 15 de abril) Las niñas y las mujeres se enfrentan a muchos obstáculos en el deporte, ninguno de los cuales tiene que ver con la participación de los atletas trans, y todos ellos provienen de la discriminación patriarcal.Veinte estados tienen proyectos de ley para negar a los adolescentes trans la terapia que les salva la vida, incluyendo el asesoramiento trans y la terapia de reemplazo hormonal. La mal llamada “Ley para salvar a los adolescentes de la experimentación (SAFE)” de Arkansas se convirtió en ley después de que la legislatura anulara el veto del gobernador Asa Hutchinson.Otros proyectos de ley bloquearían los planes de estudio transpositivos, prohibirían a los profesores referirse a los alumnos por su identidad de género e impedirían que los documentos de identidad estatales, como los permisos de conducir, reflejaran la identidad de género de una persona. Estos ataques legislativos se suman a las “leyes de baño” aprobadas anteriormente, que han impedido a la mitad de los jóvenes trans utilizar el baño correspondiente a su identidad de género.Todo esto sucede a pesar de la orden ejecutiva de Biden del 8 de marzo, que establece que “todos los estudiantes deben tener garantizado un entorno educativo libre de discriminación por razón de sexo, incluida la discriminación en forma de acoso sexual, que abarca la violencia sexual, e incluye la discriminación por orientación sexual o identidad de género”.Hay que poner fin a estos proyectos de ley perjudiciales, pero sólo la lucha masiva puede detenerlos.¡Las vidas trans negras y morenas importan!Cuando aún no ha transcurrido la mitad del año, en 2021 se han producido al menos 26 asesinatos violentos de personas trans, la gran mayoría de ellas mujeres trans negras, indígenas y latinas. Si la tendencia continúa, 2021 será el año más violento para las personas trans desde que HRC comenzó a hacer un seguimiento de sus muertes en 2013. El año pasado fue el más violento, con 44 asesinatos; desde 2013 ha habido 200.Los factores que contribuyen al alto nivel de ataques viciosos contra las mujeres trans de color incluyen la pobreza y la falta de vivienda, las relaciones íntimas abusivas, la falta de atención de salud física y mental, la no aceptación de las familias biológicas y la dependencia del trabajo sexual para sobrevivir. Todas estas condiciones tienen su origen en el estigma y la discriminación contra las personas trans y su intersección con el racismo y el sexismo.La discriminación en muchos ámbitos de la vida está bien documentada. La mayoría de las personas trans informan de comentarios intolerantes por parte de sus familiares. Más de 1 de cada 10 han sido aconsejadas por profesionales de la salud mental para que dejen de ser transgénero. Los medios de comunicación suelen utilizar nombres erróneos y nombres falsos, incluso en la información sobre víctimas mortales.El desempleo de los transexuales triplica el promedio nacional, y es aún mayor cuando se suma a la discriminación racista y sexista.La policía no protege a la comunidad trans de la violencia intolerante. De hecho, se encuentran entre los asesinos de las personas trans, incluyendo a Tony McDade, un hombre trans negro al que la policía de Tallahassee, Florida, disparó fatalmente el 27 de mayo de 2020.Se necesita urgentemente una respuesta militante de la clase trabajadora para defender a la comunidad trans. Los movimientos LGBTQ2S+, progresistas y laborales deben demostrar unidad y solidaridad contra la intolerancia.El Caucus LGBTQ+ de Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero ha iniciado una convocatoria para una semana de acción del 14 al 21 de junio.Nosotros decimos: ¡Defiende a la juventud trans! ¡Detener los ataques antitrans! ¡Las vidas trans negras, morenas e indígenas importan! Organiza una acción donde vives. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Member of award-winning blogging collective arrested in Addis

first_img Hailu previously spent 18 months in detention after being arrested along with five other members of the Zone 9 collective under Ethiopia’s terrorism law in April 2014. Zone 9 was awarded RSF’s Press Freedom Prize in the citizen journalist category last year. Colleagues reported Hailu’s latest arrest to Agence France-Presse. Zone 9’s Facebook page says he was arrested in connection with an interview he gave to Voice of America’s Amharic-language service on 31 October. The police are said to be holding him at a police station in the Addis Ababa district of Kotebe. Zone 9 bloggers still being harassed Hailu and the five other Zone 9 members arrested in April 2014 were initially charged with “working with foreign organizations claiming to defend human rights” and “receiving funding in order to incite the public to violence via social media.” They were subsequently charged with violating the terrorism law. Two of the six detained Zone 9 members were released on the justice minister’s orders in July 2015, shortly before a visit to Ethiopia by US President Barack Obama. The other four were acquitted and released in October 2015. A seventh Zone 9 member who was tried in absentia was also acquitted. However, the prosecutor’s office appealed against their acquittal to the supreme court, which is due to hold a hearing on the appeal today. “We call on the authorities to bring no charges against the citizen journalist Befekadu Hailu and to free him at once,” RSF editor-in-chief Virginie Dangles said. “We also urge the supreme court to uphold the acquittal of the Zone 9 bloggers. The prosecution was unable to support the charges against them at their trial and no new evidence has been produced since then.” Natnael Feleke, one of the Zone 9 members acquitted in October 2015, was also arrested again six weeks ago, on 4 October, for referring in a public place to government repression. He was released on bail two days later. Zone 9 representative Zelalem Kibret was prevented from travelling to France in November 2015 to receive the RSF Prize. Officials confiscated his passport without giving an explanation as he was about to board his flight. Crackdown on free speech under state of emergency The already limited space for free speech and for independent news and information has shrunk even more since the state of emergency was imposed on 9 October in order to suppress a wave of protests by members of the Oromo community, dozens of whom have been killed. Under the state of emergency, viewing, sharing or republishing reports by diaspora media outlets such as Ethiopian Satellite Radio and Television (ESAT) and Oromo Media Network is now punishable by three to five years in prison because these outlets are deemed to be “owned by terrorist organizations.” Ethiopia’s sole Internet service provider, Ethiocell, disconnected the Internet in most of the country, including the capital, on 9 October, at a time when mobile Internet had already been disconnected in the Oromo and Amhara regions for several weeks because of the anti-government protests. As a result, social networks and all apps such as Skype that use VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) were rendered inaccessible. Social networks and mobile Internet are still blocked. These measures have also had an impact on the print media. The Addis Standard, an English-language monthly that is one of the country’s few independent newspapers, announced on 25 October that it was suspending its print edition and laying off a dozen of its 23 employees because it could not find a company to print it. Addis Standard co-founder and editor Tsedale Lemma told Agence France-Presse that their lawyers had advised them not to print anything political. Ethiopia is ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 Press Freedom Index. For more information about Ethiopia, click here. RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia EthiopiaAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisoned Organisation RSF_en News to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Ethiopia November 15, 2016 Member of award-winning blogging collective arrested in Addis EthiopiaAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisoned News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about the detention of Befekadu Hailu, a citizen journalist and member of the Zone 9 blogging collective, since 11 November, amid a spate of violations of freedom of information by the government since it declared a state of emergency on 9 October. Receive email alerts May 21, 2021 Find out more February 10, 2021 Find out more News Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home May 18, 2021 Find out more News Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditationlast_img read more

Police attack and detain journalists covering opposition rallies

first_imgNews News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says to go further June 8, 2021 Find out more September 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police attack and detain journalists covering opposition rallies AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out more Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Receive email alerts RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijancenter_img Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on Azerbaijan News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today voiced concern about harassment of the independent news media in the run-up to next month’s presidential elections after at least five independent and opposition journalists were attacked by police and two others were detained yesterday while covering opposition rallies in the towns of Masaly and Lenkoran.The organisation called on the interior minister and the electoral commission to ensure that independent news media coverage of pre-election activities and election-day voting is not obstructed. It also called for an investigation into the circumstances of yesterday’s attacks on journalists.Irada Nureddingyzy, a correspondent for the opposition daily Milliyet, Nigyar Almangyzy of the independent daily Express, Samira Zamanly of the opposition daily Khurriyet, Taptig Farhadoglu, a correspondent for the news agency Turan, and Zaur Rasulzade of the Russian-language daily Novoye Vremya were hit with clubs and stones by police and individuals in civilian dress early yesterday afternoon in Masaly (south of Baku). This took place during a rally held by opposition candidates Etibar Mamedov of the National Independence Party and Ali Kerimly of the People’s Party, which the police tried to break up. Zamanly lost consciousness when hit on the head by a stone.Rial Jafarli of the daily Azadliq and Ali Orujev of Milliyet were detained at the end of the afternoon as they were covering another rally by the same two candidates in the town of Leknoran. Jafarli was released after five hours. Accused of “hooliganism” and, in particular, of biting a local official’s finger, Orujev was still being held today. Journalists present said the official hurt himself when he grabbed Orujev’s tape-recorder. April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more