Tullow Oil hits gas at offshore Ghana project

first_img Tullow Oil hits gas at offshore Ghana project whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Monday 10 January 2011 7:22 pm whatsapp KCS-content SHARES in Tullow Oil rose yesterday on the news that it has hit a gas find in Ghana.The FTSE 100 Africa-focused oil and gas explorer said it had “encountered gas condensate in excellent quality sandstone reservoirs” at its Tweneboa-3 well. Tullow exploration director Angus McCoss said the find was “a great result that also demonstrates the strong predictive capabilities of our seismic data.” Tullow Oil shares closed 1.4 per cent higher at 1,350p. More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comlast_img read more

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Nevada casinos limited to 50% occupancy after reopening

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Tags: Slot Machines 4th May 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casinos in Nevada must limit the number of players in their facilities and at gaming tables in order to prevent transmission of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) when they reopen following a statewide lockdown. Regions: US Nevada Email Address Casinos in Nevada must limit the number of players in their facilities and at gaming tables in order to prevent transmission of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) when they reopen following a statewide lockdown.In order to open, casinos must create and put into place a plan to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other infectious diseases at their facilities.For casinos, occupancy limits will be halved in order to increase the distance between players and slow the spread of the virus.“Licensees’ plans should detail how compliance with this occupancy limit reduction will be achieved, which may include, without limitation, head counts by security personnel, utilization of a licensee’s existing surveillance systems and making use of a licensee’s slot accounting system to aid in monitoring the number of patrons on the casino floor,” the Nevada Gaming Control Board said.Read more on iGB North America. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Slots Table games Nevada casinos limited to 50% occupancy after reopeninglast_img read more

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National Bank of Malawi 2004 Annual Report

first_imgNational Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileNational Bank of Malawi is a leading financial institution in Malawi; providing solutions for retail, corporate and investment banking and stock broking services through a national network of 22 service branches. The parent company of National Bank of Malawi is Press Corporation Limited (PCL). Its subsidiaries include National Bank of Malawi Nominees Limited and Stockbroker Malawi Registered Limited. The financial institution operates two divisions; corporate banking and retail/personal banking. The corporate banking division specialises in providing financial services through packaged deals. The retail banking division provides personal banking solutions which include utility bill payments, Internet and mobile banking, and ATM facilities. A major revenue source for the National Bank of Malawi is its treasury division which includes a foreign exchange and money market operation. The National Bank of Malawi was established in 1971 with the merger of Barclays Bank DCO (Dominion Colonial Overseas) and Standard Bank (South Africa). National Bank of Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgHoneywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileHoneywell Flour Mills Plc is a flour milling company in Nigeria and manufactures and markets wheat-based products which includes flour, semolina, wheat meal, brown flour, pasta and noodles. The company markets it products under the Honeywell brand name. Formerly known as Gateway Honeywell Flour Mills Limited, the company changed its name to Honeywell Flour Mills Plc in 1995. The company is a subsidiary of Siloam Global Services Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Honeywell Flour Mills Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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4 reasons I could buy Argo Blockchain shares… but will I?

first_img Manika Premsingh | Monday, 15th March, 2021 | More on: ARB Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar The past few months have seen a huge bounceback across stocks as investors turned optimistic. But there are few that can boast of the extent of increase that Argo Blockchain (LSE: ARB) has seen – its share price has risen by more than 38 times since the stock market rally of November last year. This is a vertigo-inducing climb indeed, but there seem to be four compelling reasons to still buy the shares now…5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…#1. Cryptocurrencies’ rising legitimacyThe Bitcoin miner’s share price rally is directly correlated to the value of Bitcoin itself, which has doubled since the start of 2021. While the crypto is a volatile investment, it is gaining increasing legitimacy. Tesla’s Elon Musk has been making bullish tweets on cryptocurrencies for a while. Investment bank Goldman Sachs has restarted its cryptocurrency desk amid the Bitcoin boom, and JP Morgan is looking to launch a cryptocurrency exposure basket.#2. Argo Blockchain is expanding fast With Bitcoin’s growing popularity, Argo Blockchain is expanding too. Last week it completed a £27 million fundraise. It also acquired a 25% stake in a crypto venture capital fund and technology company, Pluto Digital Assets, last month. Additionally, it now intends to build a mining facility in Texas, which has a supportive regulatory environment. #3. A climate-friendly solutionArgo Blockchain’s move to Texas is also partly driven by the state’s renewable energy solutions at low rates. For those of us keen on clean investments, massive electricity usage required for mining cryptocurrencies is a downer. Much of this comes from polluting sources, making ARB stand out in that regard. #4. Argo Blockchain shares could benefit from strong performanceFinally, the company just reported an impressive month in Bitcoin mining. Its revenue increased by 75% in February to £4.3 million from the month before, and it reported an average monthly mining margin of 81%. Risks to ARBWhile these positives are impressive, the negatives cannot be ignored either.The biggest challenge to forecasting the trajectory for Argo Blockchain shares is the regulatory environment. Regulators around the world have expressed their discomfort with cryptocurrencies. Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, was quoted on Bitcoin’s role in money laundering in a Financial Times report. Also, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has warned that consumers could lose all their money from an investment in cryptocurrencies. I think the regulatory risk is big in this case. As in other relatively small, but high-growth potential industries, one regulatory change can bring them crashing down. Big names, like the ones mentioned above, can give cryptocurrencies a better chance at survival, but the risk persists nevertheless. Moreover, the volatile Bitcoin price is a risk in itself as well.What I would do nowAll in all, I think the risks to buying  Argo Blockchain shares are too important to ignore. However, I do not want to miss out on ‘the next big thing’ either… In this case, I would only invest as much as I am prepared to lose.  4 reasons I could buy Argo Blockchain shares… but will I? Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

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Five new members welcomed to Episcopal Relief & Development Board…

first_img Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS People Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Posted Jan 4, 2016 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development welcomes five new members to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2016:Ms. Rosalie Ballentine of the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands;Ms. Sophie Hollingsworth of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington;The Rev. David C. Killeen of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida;Mr. John A. ‘Jock’ MacKinnon of the Episcopal Diocese of New York; andMs. Laura Ellen Muglia of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia.“I welcome our five new board members with much gratitude and anticipation of the meaningful work we will do together,” said Neel Lane, Chair of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Board of Directors. “Each of our new members brings unique gifts and talents to the table, as we seek constantly to elevate the organization’s work and strengthen Episcopalians’ connection to this Church-wide ministry of global outreach.”Ms. Rosalie Ballentine is an attorney in private practice in the US Virgin Islands, formerly serving as Solicitor General and as Attorney General of the Virgin Islands. Ms. Ballentine has extensive experience in church governance, both in The Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Communion. In 2013, she succeeded fellow Episcopal Relief & Development board member Josephine Hicks as lay representative of The Episcopal Church to the Anglican Consultative Council.Ms. Sophie Hollingsworth is a Program Officer for the International Conservation Caucus Foundation. Currently working in international development on agriculture and environmental conservation, she has a background in International Relations with on-the-ground experience in Tanzania and Rwanda. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Roy A. Hunt Foundation, serving on the International Development Committee.The Rev. David C. Killeen is Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, Florida, where he and the congregation created Visioning the Vineyard, a prayerful, grassroots, five-year plan for the future of St. John’s, resulting in congregational growth and vitality. In addition to strategic planning, Mr. Killeen also has deep experience in parish ministry and faith formation, helping children, youth and families learn how to live their faith through local and global outreach.Mr. John A. ‘Jock’ MacKinnon is a partner in the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP in New York. From 2002-2014, he served as a member of their Executive Committee and as co-chair of the global investment management practice. His expertise in financial auditing has made him a valuable member of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Audit Committee in his six years as an adviser. He has also traveled with the organization to visit programs in El Salvador and Ghana.Ms. Laura Ellen Muglia has focused the past decade of her life on furthering initiatives to end global poverty through investing in health and economic development. She was Co-Chair of theNetsforLife® Inspiration Fund, a Church-wide campaign to raise $5 million for Episcopal Relief & Development’s malaria prevention programs, and led the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia in raising $350,000 for the effort. As a consultant, she contributed to the formation of the Anglican Alliance, of which Episcopal Relief & Development is part.“I am grateful for the addition of these five new members as we embark on the visioning process for our next strategic plan,” said Rob Radtke, the organization’s President. “Their insight and expertise will provide critical guidance for Episcopal Relief & Development’s continual improvement as an agency and as a faithful ministry of The Episcopal Church.”New board members are nominated by the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church and the Chair of the Board of Episcopal Relief & Development, in consultation with the Board’s Governance Committee. Candidates are then elected by the Board, and the election takes effect when ratified by the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church. Board members are invited to serve three-year terms, which may be renewed once.As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operating under the General Convention of The Episcopal Church, Episcopal Relief & Development is governed by a 21-member Board of Directors that includes clergy and lay leaders from around the country. Previous Board Chair The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry transitioned to the role of Honorary Chair upon his installation as Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church on November 1, 2015; he is succeeded by current chair Neel Lane.For over 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has served as a compassionate response to human suffering in the world. The agency works with more than 3 million people in nearly 40 countries worldwide to overcome poverty, hunger and disease through multi-sector programs, using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework. An independent 501(c)(3) organization, it works closely with Anglican Communion and ecumenical partners to help communities create long-term development strategies and rebuild after disasters. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Relief & Development, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Five new members welcomed to Episcopal Relief & Development Board of Directors In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA last_img read more

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New Wasps signing Kurtley Beale sidelined after freak injury at kickoff

first_imgTuesday May 17, 2016 New Wasps signing Kurtley Beale sidelined after freak injury at kickoff On Friday it was announced that Kurtley Beale had signed by Wasps for the 2016/2017 season, reportedly on a hugely rewarding contract. A day later, as the Waratahs hosted the Bulls in Sydney, it took just 26 seconds for his world to be flipped upside down. Professional sport can be a great leveller and while Wallaby Beale was riding the wave of success, he had his legs taken out from underneath him, and his remaining months at the Waratahs changed completely.His attempted contest for a high ball shortly after kickoff looked innocuous enough, but as he put all his weight on the left knee, the patella tendon tore from his patella (kneecap).While Beale, still only 27, was meant to join Wasps at the conclusion of the Super Rugby season, he now faces four to six months sidelined, with the next six weeks in a range of motion braces.Surgery on his left knee was successful, with a good fixation of the patella tendon back on the patella bone. The prognosis was much better than expected given the tendon remained intact, requiring less invasive surgery, and that the injury was isolated with no other damage to the knee.Beale has overcome adversity on numerous occasions in his career so while this will be another big challenge, his goal of getting to the UK will no doubt remain in tact.“It’s going to be difficult to leave the Waratahs at the end of this season – I first joined the Tahs when I was 16 and have loved every minute of it, but I feel the time is right to make this move,” he said on Friday.“I am only 27 now and I know my best footy is ahead of me, both at club and Test level.”We wish him all the best with recovery, and hope to see him in action again soon.See the injury here, then below that a discussion with former Wallaby Stephen HoilesADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Retired police officer stole from charity

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A retired police officer has admitted stealing £9,800 between August 1999 and June 2000 from the Dream Foundation, the children’s charity he helped to set up.David Foley admitted 15 charges of theft at Newcastle Crown Court. A police officer for 30 years, Foley was in the dock together with his wife Elaine. Charges against both of them of conspiracy to defraud were dropped. The Newcastle-based charity raises funds for sick and terminally ill children. Advertisement Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 30 September 2003 | News  49 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Retired police officer stole from charity About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Doctors raise awareness & funds for hospital with charity cook off

first_img  99 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Fundraising ideas Scotland Melanie May | 25 May 2016 | News  100 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Three teams of consultants from different departments of Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC) have raised more than £8,700 for hospital charity Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF) by swapping their stethoscopes for chef’s whites.The teams, from Haematology, Spinal Surgery/Respiratory, and Plastic Surgery, took part in an awareness raising Ready, Steady, Cook style event that saw each one cook one course of a three-course meal at the Edinburgh School of Food and Wine, guided by chef Tony Singh (pictured). The venue, ingredients, chefs and drinks for the evening were all donated free of charge, and at the end of the meal, the guests were invited to donate what they thought each course was worth.The event aimed to raise awareness of the hospital’s upcoming move to a new site to a handpicked audience of influencers and supporters. Before each course, a short film of that team’s specialism was shown, explaining what they did and the impact it had on the children they treated. The meal ended with a thank you film that explained the move, and asked the audience for their help in spreading the word.All funds raised will go towards supporting the RHSC’s move to a new, purpose built home at Little France in 2017, for which SKFF has committed to contribute £2.9million in enhancements, patient/family services and therapies.Pippa Johnston, director of fundraising and marketing at SKFF, said:“We need to tell people in Edinburgh and the surrounding area that the hospital is moving to a new site so rather than just raise money, we wanted to use this as a talking event to raise awareness – we achieved both.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Doctors raise awareness & funds for hospital with charity cook off About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Bomb hoax at France-Soir follows similar threats against other European newspapers

first_img News June 4, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today roundly condemned the bomb threats of the past week against the French daily France-Soir and three other European newspapers that have published the controversial Mohammed cartoons“Even if the publication of caricatures of Mohammed may have shocked Muslim sensibilities, there is no justification for the use of violence,” the press freedom organisation said, appealing again for dialogue and tolerance.A telephoned bomb threat was received at 1 p.m. yesterday at the Issy-les-Moulineaux headquarters of France-Soir, which reprinted the cartoons on 1 February. Police immediately evacuated the building and set up a security perimeter. Staff were finally allowed to re-enter the building a few hours later.France-Soir’s staff declined to make any comment about the incident to Reporters Without Borders.Similar threats have been made in the past week against other European newspapers that published the cartoons, either as part of a news story or in the name of press freedom. The Danish daily Jyllands-Posten, which was the first to print the cartoons, last September, was the target of two bomb hoaxes in the space of 48 hours, on 31 January and 1 February.A fire extinguisher suspected of being a bomb was found on 5 February in front of the building that houses the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Security has been stepped up at the newspaper, which has dedicated its 8 February issue to the Danish cartoons. The Dutch daily De Volkskrant received an e-mail message on 3 February warning that a bomb was about to go off inside its headquarters. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU May 10, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story February 7, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bomb hoax at France-Soir follows similar threats against other European newspapers RSF_en Follow the news on France Receive email alertscenter_img News to go further News ————————————–France-Soir drawn into storm over Danish cartoons2nd February 2006Reporters Without Borders voiced “incomprehension” today at the decision by the owner of the French daily France-Soir, Raymond Lakah, to dismiss his editor for publishing the 12 caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed that were previously published in a Danish newspaper.Lakah’s reference to the need to “respect the beliefs and convictions of each individual” is particularly inopportune at a time that the newspaper is being censored in Tunisia and Morocco and French citizens are being threatened as a result of the publication of the cartoons, the press freedom organisation said.“This is a disturbing and dangerous precedent for editorial freedom,” Reporters Without Borders continued. “This will not help to defuse tension but, on the contrary, will tend to radicalize positions on all sides even more.”France-Soir editor Jacques Lefranc decided to publish the Mohammed cartoons in yesterday’s issue in a gesture of solidarity with the Danish journalists who have been under fire in Muslim countries, and in order to reaffirm the principle of free expression.The Tunisian authorities seized today’s issue on the grounds that its content was offensive to Muslims. The Moroccan communication ministry also banned the newspaper and criticised the “fallacious pretexts of the defence of press freedom.” The Moroccan Islamist daily Attajdid called for France-Soir to be “punished.”Palestinian armed groups meanwhile threatened to “target” all French, Norwegian and Danish citizens in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank because the cartoons have been published by newspapers in those countries.Reporters Without Borders today issued a special appeal for calm and dialogue as the controversy over the cartoons moved in disturbing new directions. News European newspapers are being targeted over the Mohammed cartoons. It was France-Soir’s turn to receive a telephoned bomb threat yesterday, after the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten last week. Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns this criminal behaviour and reiterates that, no matter how offensive some people may have found the cartoons, there is no justification for the use of violence. FranceEurope – Central Asia FranceEurope – Central Asia “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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