TUI and easyJet share prices are taking off. Here’s what I would do about it

first_img See all posts by Dylan Hood I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The Covid-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves through the travel industry, closing borders, cancelling holidays, and reducing flights. Throughout the first 10 months of 2020, the tourism industry suffered losses of $935bn worldwide. As a result of this, TUI (LSE:TUI) and easyJet (LSE:EZJ) share prices plummeted throughout 2020, but with Boris Johnson’s recent roadmap plan back to normality signalling travel could be open for summer, both stocks have seen a surge. So where do I see TUI and easyJet share prices going in the future?TUI’s rising share price vs struggling businessThroughout 2021 TUI has seen a massive recovery, with its share price rising 48% in the last three months. However, this figure is deceiving when considering some of TUI’s business fundamentals.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…At the end of 2019, TUI boasted a market cap of £5.4bn, which has since shrunk to £2bn, largely due to a third bailout from the German government to keep the company afloat. This largely added to company debt, which didn’t help an already struggling balance sheet. Part of this deal also included placing restrictions, such as a dividend ban, making the company less appealing to investors.However, CEO Friedrich Joussen quoted in the 2020 Annual Report that he believes the “holiday sector remains on its long-term growth pathway”, showing future confidence, perhaps due to the 2.8m holidays TUI still has booked for this year’s summer. Regardless, in its first quarterly report of 2021 TUI has shown a group revenue of only £414m, down 88% from last year, with analysts indicating the company won’t operate at full capacity until 2022/23.A similar story for easyJet?The easyJet share price has followed a similar trajectory, crashing in 2020 whilst recently spiking 30% since the government announcement. However, there are a few reasons why I prefer this stock to TUI for my portfolio. Whilst TUI’s loan came with restrictions such as dividend suspensions, easyJet’s £1.4bn package is actually expected to strengthen its balance sheet, through extending its debt maturity profile and increasing liquidity levels. The company believes it will “emerge from the pandemic more efficient” as a result of this.It’s still hard to ignore the 88% drop in revenue from 2021’s first financial quarter. However, to combat this easyJet has confirmed that it has reduced costs by 52% excluding fuel, with material savings across much of the business running in line with its structural cost-out programme announced last year. What’s more, research conducted by easyJet shows that nearly 75% of previous customers are planning to travel this year.The verdictWhilst both companies have seen a recent surge in share price, I am still unconvinced on whether their stock will continue to offer significant returns until a lot further down the line.TUI is facing some serious balance sheet issues due to consistent government bailouts, leaving a cloud of uncertainty above its share price. The vaccine rollout may help TUI’s stock in the short term, but I am less convinced it will offer more significant returns throughout this year.As for easyJet’s share price, the streamlining and strengthening of its balance sheet is certainly a good indication of what I believe will be a more prosperous future. As a current investor myself, I will be holding for the long run. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Dylan Hood has shares in easyJet. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Dylan Hood | Friday, 5th March, 2021 | More on: EZJ TUI TUI and easyJet share prices are taking off. Here’s what I would do about it Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Heineken Cup Final: No certainties in all-French affair

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Toulon: D Armitage; Wulf, Bastareaud, Giteau, Palisson; Wilkinson (c), Tillous-Borde; Sheridan, Bruno, Hayman, Botha, Kennedy, Rossouw, Fernandez Lobbe, MasoeSubs: Orioli, Jenkins, Kubriashvili, Van Niekerk, Armitage, Mermoz, Michalak, Suta Honours even: The last time Clermont met Toulon there was a 26-all draw, despite Clermont playing a second-stringBy Alan DymockDUBLIN WILL be a certain shade of yellow or red come Saturday evening after two very familiar French foes do battle in the Heineken Cup final.If Clermont Auvergne’s more outspoken players are to be believed, the drawn game between Clermont and Toulon in April was one that Toulon were lucky to keep a grip on, despite the fact that the Vulcans fielded a second-string.And it was all yellow: Clermont’s ‘enthusiastic’ supportThis may well have been true. However, while the set from Toulon counted Jonny Wilkinson, The Armitages, Mathieu Bastareaud and Bakkies Botha among their ranks, a second XV from Clermont still included world class performers like Elvis Vermeulen, Julien Malzieu, Regan King and Julien Pierre.In that instance, too, it must be made clear that the game was played out between two factions already assured of their place at the very top of the Top 14. This Saturday is a final. Europe’s grandest final. The Heineken Cup is the one everyone bursts themselves to win.Clermont are understandably confident, with their rich pedigree and eight wins from eight in the Heineken. They are hunting down the Cup – something they have never done before – and all comers have been nonchalantly swatted aside whenever they have presented themselves in front of Les Jaunards.Toulon are greedy, though.Despite recent history, recent results or the fact that they are a warm smile away from being branded mercenary, the pack from France’s sunny south have proven big game players in their ranks and men who would happily bend rules if it meant they won a prize. It is a chop-licking prospect. Everywhere you look there are impressive match-ups.Still got it: Wilkinson prepares for the final with a flourishNapolioni Nalaga against Rudi Wulf is a head-to-head between two players that yearn to cut loose. Nathan Hines and Jamie Cudmore versus Bakkies Botha and Danie Rossouw is a ruck-time prospect with all the subtlety and grace of a sledgehammer hitting a landmine. Wilkinson against Brock James could be like chess with studs.The most volatile and keenest battle on the Dublin turf this Saturday could well be in the scrum, though. Toulon rely on big ol’ boys while Clermont have enough scars and synergy to see them tramp through. Much depends on who elevates their level of performance, but keep an eye on Davit Zirakashvili butting up against Andrew Sheridan.Most will expect this final written in French to conclude with Clermont joy. What it will come down to is whether Clermont score as they are expected to, or if Toulon can hold on and roll over the line at the last.ASM Clermont Auvergne: Byrne; Sivivatu, Rougerie (c), Fofana, Nalaga; James, Parra; Domingo, Kayser, Zirakashvili, Cudmore, Hines, Bonnaire, Vosloo, ChoulySubs: Paulo, Debaty, Ric, Pierre, Bardy, Radosavljevic, Skrela, King Toulon’s fly-half Jonny Wilkinson (C) runs during a training session on May 14, 2013 at the Mayol Stadium in Toulon, Southern France. Toulon will play the European cup final match against Clermont on May 18, 2013 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK PENNANT (Photo credit should read FRANCK PENNANT/AFP/Getty Images) last_img read more

Rugby World Cup 2019 Travel Guide: Kakegawa

first_img Advertising FeatureRugby World Cup 2019 Travel Guide: KakegawaSEEAt the Kakegawa Kachouen Park you can interact with a wide variety of birds – the vast majority are not caged so you can even get involved in feeding them – and take in the sights and smells of the flower displays. It’s perfect if you want a relaxing morning before the rugby kicks off.DOWant to dress up before the match? You can rent a Ninja costume and have your photo taken with Kakegawa Castle as a backdrop – that would definitely be one for the album! And take the time to check out the castle, too, for it has a lot of historical relevance.Cheers! Local beerEATOkay, these are more drinking than eating options! Try Kakegawa craft beer, which is made from local ingredients and can be found in three bars within a five-minute walk from the station – Bucket Here & Corner, Funny Farm and Sakanamachi Food Bar SAL.If you prefer to sup on something non-alcoholic, don’t miss the chance to try Fukamushi Kakegawa Green Tea, which has a great reputation in Japan.TOURIST WEBSITE TOP TIPThere are plans to run a shuttle bus between Kakegawa Station and the stadium, with a journey time of around 15 minutes, so that will make getting to the ground nice and easy. Standing tall: Traditional armour at Kakegawa Castle CUP VISITThere’s an awesome foursome of matches being played at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa – Japan v Ireland on 28 September, South Africa v Italy on 4 October, Scotland v Russia on 9 October and Australia v Georgia on 11 October. So if you’re in town for the rugby, explore Kakegawa.Related: Rugby World Cup venuesAwesome: Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa hosts four games at the tournamentGETTING THEREYou can get the bullet train to Kakegawa City from Tokyo (one hour 45 minutes) and Kyoto (one hour 55 minutes).DID YOU KNOW? Kaiun Sake, which is produced by Kakegawa’s Doi Brewery, was awarded the Ginjo Trophy and three silver medals in the sake section of the 2017 International Wine Challenge. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS From fancy dress to floral displays, this host city has it all TAGS: Japan last_img read more

Florida opioid deaths down more than 10 percent in 2018

first_imgAmong 2019 bills adopted by Florida lawmakers to augment the state’s 2018 initiatives is a needle-exchange program.In May, First Lady Casey DeSantis launched the “Hope for Healing Florida” initiative as a “multi-agency mental health and substance abuse campaign to coordinate the combined efforts and resources of DCF, DOH, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and the Florida Department of Education to better serve the needs of Floridians struggling with mental health and substance abuse.”To date, at least 14 opioid-related bills have been filed by lawmakers for the 2020 session, which begins Jan. 14. Among them: Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSopioidsThe Center Square Previous articleHow local journalism can upend the ‘fake news’ narrativeNext articleCan you transport your Christmas tree home safely? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By John Haughey | The Center SquareOpioid-related deaths declined 10 percent statewide in 2018, more than 600 fewer deaths than the previous year, according to the Florida Medical Examiners Office. “While the decline in opioid-related deaths is encouraging, we will not take our foot off the gas,” Attorney General Ashley Moody said in a statement. “My office is fighting the opioid crisis on multiple fronts – on the streets busting drug traffickers to the courtroom holding major opioid distributors, manufacturers, and pharmaceutical companies responsible for their roles in this crisis.”Moody met with the Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse Friday at St. Leo University to discuss the Florida Medical Examiners’ annual 2018 report, which was released in August. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 SB 704, filed by Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg would create, among other things, the “First Episode Psychosis Program,” an “evidence-based program for individuals between 14 and 30 years of age who are experiencing early indications of serious mental illness, especially a first episode of psychotic symptoms.”HB 4297, sponsored by Rep. Mike LaRosa, R-Saint Cloud, would allocate $389,400 for a proposed “Change Everything Initiative,” a “Florida Opioid Crisis Pilot Project.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment!center_img Senate Bill 120, filed by Sen. Jason W.B. Pizzo, D-Miami, and House Bill 331, sponsored by Rep. Joe Geller, D-Dania Beach, would require schools to have naloxone on site. Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear “This Task Force is another key component of this monumental struggle to end opioid abuse and save lives, and we will continue to tirelessly pursue new measures to help bolster our ongoing efforts to end this crisis ravaging our state,” Moody said.According to the annual analysis, Drugs Identified in Deceased Persons by Florida Medical Examiners 2018 Annual Report, total drug-related deaths decreased by 3 percent – 359 fewer – statewide last year with 5,576 “opioid-related deaths reported, 602 less than in 2017, more than a 10 percent decline.The report states there were 3,727 “opioid-caused” deaths in 2018, 553 less or 13 percent fewer than what was reported in 2017.The drugs that caused the most deaths in Florida in 2018 were fentanyl (2,348), cocaine (1,644), benzodiazepines (1,136, including 664 alprazolam deaths), morphine (1,102), fentanyl analogs (874), ethyl alcohol (866), and heroin (806). Fentanyl (87 percent), heroin (86 percent), fentanyl analogs (83 percent), morphine (59 percent), methamphetamine (59 percent), cocaine (58 percent), and methadone (57 percent) were listed as causing death in more than 50 percent of the deaths in which these drugs were found.The primary outlier in overall drug-related declines was fentanyl. Fentanyl-related and caused deaths increased by 29.5 percent (615 more) and deaths caused by fentanyl increased by 35 percent (605 more).The 21-member task force, which met for the first time in October, was created by Gov. Ron DeSantis via executive order earlier this year and named Moody as chair.The panel is developing a statewide strategy to identify best practices to combat the opioid epidemic through education, law enforcement efforts, treatment, prevention, and recovery. It will present its findings to DeSantis, Senate President Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and House Speaker Rep. Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, in 2020.In May 2017, then-Gov. Rick Scott declared opioid abuse a crisis in Florida after the state’s Department of Health (DOH) reported heroin caused 952 deaths, fentanyl 1,390 deaths, oxycodone 723 deaths, and hydrocodone caused 245 deaths in 2016.In March 2018, Scott approved a $65 million package of laws that limited opioid prescriptions to no more than seven days and made it mandatory for doctors to check a database – the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program [PDMP] – to verify a patient’s history before writing a script for any controlled substance.Also approved in 2018:$14.6 million for residential treatment beds, outpatient treatment and case management, emergency room treatment and follow up, peer recovery support services and targeted outreach for pregnant women with substance abuse disorders.$27 million in federal funding from the Opioid State Targeted Response Grant.$16.5 million for the DCF and Department of Corrections (DOC) to treat opioid addiction. 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Bunker House / VaSLab Architecture

first_imgBunker House / VaSLab ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBunker House / VaSLab Architecture CopyHouses•Thailand Area:  330 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Bunker House / VaSLab Architecture Save this picture!© Spaceshift Studio+ 18 Share Photographs 2009 Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Architects: VaSLab Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Thailand Projects Manufacturers: LysaghtText description provided by the architects. Bunker house (Tiensuwan House) is designed by VaSLab Architecture; its principals are Vasu Virajsilp and Boonlert Deeyuen. Project architect is Ratthaphon Sujatanonda. The house is located in A. Muang, Lopburi. The province is well known for the biggest Thai military camp in which a numbers of Lopburi-based households are related to military members. Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeOne of Lopburi’s landmark architecture is Pasak Cholasit Dam, the biggest reservoir in Central Thailand, a major source of water for household, agriculture and industrial use in Lop Buri and Saraburi Provinces. The fact that the house owner and the architects both like concrete, the dam’s profound structure and exposed concrete appearance influence the house owner and the architects to select cast-in-place concrete to be the house’s shell. Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioSiriwan Tiensuwan, the house owner asks the architects to design a 250 sqm. house that has two contradicted characters; hidden + secured and visible + opened. The site is surrounded by its neighbored houses, only the front (west) side that opens to roadway, green area and a canal. Its site context recalls the architects of bunker architecture built during World War II and “Bunker Archeology”, Princeton Architectural Press, a book by Paul Virilio, urban planner, theorist, and philosopher. The architects are inspired by this elaborate defense system abandoned along the coast of France but yet charming and sophisticated. Its hidden and placid presence marked with the ability of watching out on guard, thus become the house’s metaphorical concept. Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioThe clients’ fondness of exposed concrete also strengthens their lifestyle of privacy, security, and strong protection. The asymmetrical ‘ H ’ shape floor plan creates two inner courts usable as outdoor living in morning and afternoon. These two courts separated by the corridor that links the main living space and guest room. More evidence of bunker design is seen in detail design at the slot opening of the master bedroom’s inner balcony that can be looked through the outside green, canal, and highway accordingly.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessIs China Architects’ New Dubai?ArticlesEgyptian Pavilion for the Venice BiennaleArticles Share “COPY” Photographs:  Spaceshift Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeVaSLab ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesThailandPublished on November 02, 2010Cite: “Bunker House / VaSLab Architecture” 02 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

£3bn given by UK grant-making trusts a year but communication an issue, says nfpSynergy report

first_img Tagged with: grants Nfpsynergy Research / statistics Trusts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 £3bn given by UK grant-making trusts a year but communication an issue, says nfpSynergy report Melanie May | 7 August 2017 | News A report on grant-making trusts from nfpSynergy has highlighted a lack of communication between funders and beneficiaries.The nfpSynergy report is based on a number of studies into the grant-making process, and gives an overview of grant-making trusts, with a focus on relationships between grant givers and grantees. The report states that 68% of funders do not talk to beneficiaries before funding, and 65% do not talk afterwards. 44% of beneficiaries are also unlikely to tell their funder if they have a problem with them.The report also shares a number of other figures on grant-making trusts from organisations including DSC, and City A.M. Figures shared in the report include:There are around 8,000 UK grant-making trustsUK grant-giving trusts give a total of £3 billion annuallyGrant-making trusts contribute 8% of the voluntary sector’s incomeThe largest worldwide are The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, followed by The Wellcome Trust, and Novamedia/Postcode LotteriesIt also shows that geographical distribution of UK grants is linked to charity density; not deprivation levels. Greater London for example, received 30% of England’s regional funding, whereas the North East received 7.1% despite similar overall deprivation levels.In the report, nfpSynergy also announced that it will be conducting its own research into grant-making trusts this Autumn.  131 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  132 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 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 read more

Acre Challenge Campaign Reaches 85% of Goal

first_img Acre Challenge Campaign Reaches 85% of Goal Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jul 2, 2014 Facebook Twitter Since October 1st – the American Soybean Association’s World Soy Foundation has raised more than 85-percent of its 100,000-dollar goal through its Acre Challenge campaign. The campaign is where U.S. soybean farmers donate the value of an acre of soybeans to help alleviate hunger and malnutrition around the world. More than 160 donors have accepted the Challenge since March – bringing the total number of donors for the year at nearly 450 individuals from 30 states. So far – the state of Iowa is the top supporting state with 60 donors giving nearly 16,000-dollars. Illinois is second with 49 individuals raising nearly 13,450-dollars followed by Missouri with 12 donors at just over 7,630-dollars so far.center_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Acre Challenge Campaign Reaches 85% of Goal Previous articleGrowth Energy Responds to EPA’s Pathways II Rules AnnouncementNext articleEastern Indiana Crops Hit Hard by Wet Weather Gary Truitt There are still three-months left in this year’s challenge. Soybean farmers can help the foundation reach its 100,000-dollar goal by the end of September by donating at the WSF website – World Soy Foundation dot org ( read more

Local media continue to be hounded under laws that need to be changed

first_imgNews Constant harassment of the media shows that serious efforts are needed by the authorities to bring Turkey’s laws and judicial practices into line with democratic standards, Reporters Without Borders said today. “Laws under which any comment straying from the standard nationalist discourse can be prosecuted must be abolished as they perpetuate an outmoded and archaic concept of Turkey, and are responsible for great injustice,” the organisation said. Two journalists in southeastern Anatolia are currently facing the possibility of imprisonment. Yasin Yetisgen, the editor of the regional weekly Coban Atesi, has been charged under article 318 of the criminal code and Law 5816 of 1951 (concerning crimes against the republic’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk) for publishing a column by Berkant Coskun headlined: “Don’t send me to the army, Mum.” The column, published in the 8 November issue, resulted in copies of the issue being seized the next day. Yetisgen is due to appear before a criminal court in Gaziantep on 9 May.Haci Bogatekin, the owner of the newspaper Gerger Firat, was arrested on 8 January on the orders Sadullah Ovacikli, the prosecutor of the sub-district of Gerger in the southeastern province of Adiyaman, because of a 4 January editorial entitled “Feto and Apo.” He is accused of “propaganda” and “praise” of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which carry maximum penalties of three and seven and half years in prison, respectively.“Feto” is the nickname of Fethullah Gülen, an influential Muslim community leader who now lives in the United States. “Apo” is the nickname of PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan, who is serving a life sentence in Imrali prison in northwest Turkey.Ovacikli shouted at Bogatekin: “How dare you use the name ‘Feto’ to refer to our master Fethullah Gülen, someone who is loved by millions of people?” The prosecutor added: “Either you apologise in your next issue or thing will go badly for you.” Bogatekin refused to give a statement to Ovacikli and used his right to remain silent. He subsequently explained why he wrote the article to the Gerger court.In his view, radical Islam is the biggest danger facing Turkey. At the same time, the forces of religious fundamentalism and Kurdish terrorism are clashing and “this battle is spreading, especially in the Kurdish regions of Turkey, and abroad.” He says the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) won last July’s elections thanks to Gülen, and their plan is to steer “the struggle for the liberation of the Kurds” toward Islamic radicalism. Accusing the Turkish army, seen as the guardian of secularism, of abandoning the towns to the religious sects in order to pursue the PKK militants in the mountains, he calls for an end to the fighting between the army and PKK.When the court released Bogatekin, the prosecutor immediately appealed. The case has been transferred to a court in the city of Adiyaman, which must now decide what happens to Bogatekin. The editor has filed a complaint against Ovacikli with the High Council for Judges (HSYK).Several Kurdish media have meanwhile been targeted by the authorities. The staff of the Kurdish daily Gündem (Agenda) have decided to stop publishing in protect against political and judicial harassment in recent months. They staged a demonstration on 16 December in Galatasaray Square, in the district of Beyoglu in the European part of Istanbul, in protest against “constant pressure against press freedom.” Nonetheless, the police did not allow the staff to distribute the last issue.According to Gündem, since August 2006, eight Kurdish newspapers have been suspended by the authorities 18 times for periods of up to a month.Gündem, which was launched in January 2007, has been suspended six times. Güncel (Agenda), launched in March 2007, has been suspended three times. Ülkede Özgür Gündem (The Country’s Free Agenda), launched in March 2004, has been suspended twice. Gerçek Demokrasi and Yedinci Gün have been suspended twice. Haftaya Bakis (Overview of the Week) and Azadiya Welat, the only newspaper published in Kurdish, have been suspended once.Article 318 of the criminal code has not been modified as part of the reforms carried out since 2002 with a view to rapprochement with the European Union. It provides for jail terms of six months to two years for distributing propaganda or encouraging activities that could divert the population from military service. The sentence is increased by a half for journalists and news media. Similarly, the government has not touched Law 5816, under which insulting Ataturk is punishable by one to three years in prison. In this case against, the sentence is increased by a half for journalists and news media. January 28, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local media continue to be hounded under laws that need to be changed Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 28, 2021 Find out more “Laws under which any comment straying from the standard nationalist discourse can be prosecuted must be abolished as they perpetuate an outmoded and archaic concept of Turkey, and are responsible for great injustice,” Reporters Without Borders said. Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Turkey Receive email alerts to go further News News April 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Organisation last_img read more

Dozen state police charged in the massacre of 19 in Mexico

first_img Twitter Previous articlePublic Storage to Release Fourth Quarter 2020 Earnings Results and Host Quarterly Conference CallNext articleEvolution Petroleum: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  Dozen state police charged in the massacre of 19 in Mexicocenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Local NewsStateWorld News Facebook Natalia Tomas keeps vigil next to an altar adorned with photos of her son Ivan Gudiel, in her home in Comitancillo, Guatemala, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. She believes that her son is one of the charred corpses found in a northern Mexico border state on Saturday. The country’s Foreign Ministry said it was collecting DNA samples from a dozen relatives to see if there was a match with any of the bodies. WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Gore, nudity and leadership lessons: an HR guide to Game of Thrones

first_img Previous Article Next Article Mohssen Assanimoghaddam/DPA/PA Images While the return of Game of Thrones is exciting for some, others who don’t watch it might feel excluded or will feel they have to give the show a whirl to see what the fuss is all about and to be able to offer an opinion. If they do, writes business psychologist and leadership specialist Stuart Duff, they’ll find that some of the characters have familiar traits – good and bad, but maybe more bad… Leadership lessons from Game of ThronesAt its core though, Game of Thrones can be seen as a show about leadership. Specifically, the quest to climb (and remain) at the top of an organisational ladder.Admittedly, plotting, poisoning, acts of extreme brutality and political posturing aren’t as common in the modern workplace as they might be in King’s Landing. And, certainly, morality, the rule of law and fairness aren’t strictly observed by this cast of reprobates, but nonetheless some of the personality types viewers come across are quite instructive. Let’s start with the show’s greatest survivor and hero…Jon Snow – the servant leaderWhen someone leads simply by meeting the needs of the team, they can be thought of as a “servant leader.” Much like Jon Snow, who was surprised to be nominated by his comrades to become the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and subsequently, the King in the North, servant leaders will lead by example. They exhibit high levels of integrity and lead with generosity.These individuals will often achieve leadership positions as a result of their values, ideals, and ethics. With these traits, they will create a positive organisational culture and inspire higher morale among team members. Servant leadership is often most valuable in positions where leaders are elected to serve a team, organisation or community.Daenerys Targaryen – the transformational leaderTransformational leaders are always seeking ways to improve their organisation, and to push their teammates out of their comfort zone. The Mother of Dragons, herself, could very well be considered a transformational leader. Though her ultimate goal is to win the Iron Throne, Daenerys empowers and helps people in need wherever she goes, and is determined to be a principled, compassionate, empathetic queen.This particular form of leadership is great for motivating employees to push themselves. However, transformational leaders can sometimes risk losing sight of their teammates’ individual learning curves.Cersei Lannister – the autocratic leaderAs illustrated by Cersei Lannister’s relentless, single-minded quest to rule Westeros, autocratic leaders make decisions without taking input from anyone around them. They will rarely consider the wellbeing of other people, and instead, will expect teammates to adhere to all of their decisions without question.This is an incredibly destructive – and unsustainable – style of leadership, and most people who take this approach will ultimately alienate those around them. With Cersei continuing to build a long list of enemies as we enter the final series of Game of Thrones, and showing no sign of changing her ways, she is surely due a severe comeuppance.Ned Stark – the democratic leaderPoor old Ned Stark, often thought of as the most honourable man in Westeros, didn’t survive the first series but is a perfect example of a democratic leader. This leader will always make the final call on a decision, but those decisions are based on the input and wellbeing of each of their teammates. His wife, sons and allied clan leaders all were able to advise him. However, he might have lasted a little longer had he listened more closely to Master of Whisperers Varys.Democratic leadership is often regarded as one of the most effective leadership styles, because it allows lower-level employees to learn and exercise authority that they may to need to deploy in positions that they will one day hold themselves.Tywin Lannister – the task-oriented leaderTask-oriented leaders focus solely on getting the job done, to the extent that they can sometimes show signs of autocratic behaviour. It’s little wonder, therefore, where Cersei learned her scheming behaviour. Task-orientated leaders, such as former Hand of the King, Tywin Lannister, will actively put rigid structures and plans in place to organise and monitor work. These leaders will also create and maintain high standards of performance for their teammates.While Lord Tywin’s scheming and political manoeuvring led him to become one of the most powerful people in Westeros, task-oriented leaders often fail to consider their teammates’ wellbeing. This style of leadership can, therefore, fall victim to many of the same flaws as autocratic leadership, with motivation often dropping to very low levels among the people they lead.Tywin’s style of dictatorial leadership and his brutal use of power risked sowing the seeds of his own demise, a risk he appeared utterly (and delightfully) oblivious of. No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Related posts:No related photos. 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