PKL 2019 Auction: Over ₹ 50 crore spent on 200 player

first_imgRankPlayer NamePrice In INRTeam Cricket Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Marco Verratti returns and 7 other changes for Italy, check line-up; Follow Live Updates, 3Rahul Chaudhary94 lakhsTamil Thalaivas 5Prashant K Rai77 lakhsHary0ana Steelers 1Manjeet63 LakhsPuneri Paltan 4Mohammad Esmaiel Maghsodhu (Cat C)35 lakhsPatna PiratesIran 2Nitin Tomar1.20 crorePuneri Paltan RankPlayer NamePriceTeam Previous articleDream11 enters Unicorn Club with Steadview Capital investmentNext articleData show spike in number of dope positive cases in samples tested at NDTL Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo 2Abozar Mohajermighani (Cat A)75 lakhsTelugu TitansIran TAGSHaryana SteelersNitin TomarPKL 2019PKL 2019 AuctionPro KabaddiPro Kabaddi 2019Pro Kabaddi 2019 AuctionPro Kabaddi AuctionPro Kabaddi LeaguePuneri PaltansSiddharth Desai SHARE 4Monu Goyat93 lakhsU.P.Yodhas RankPlayer NamePrice in INRTeamNationality 1Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh (Cat C)77.75 lakhsBengal WarriorsIran RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Top 5 Category B Players Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore 4Vijay41 LakhsDabang Delhi RankPlayer NamePriceTeam Formula 1 5Dong Geon Lee (Cat C)25 lakhsU MumbaRepublic of Korea 5Pawan Kumar Baliyan20 lakhsPuneri Paltan Football PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know 3Mohit Chhillar45 lakhsTamil Thalaivas Latest Sports News BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Top 5 Raiders Category B 3Mohit Chillar45 LakhsTamil Thailaivas by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoSiddharth Desai sold for ₹1.45 crore and Nitin Tomar sold for ₹1.20 crore yesterday (Monday) ended up to be the only two crorepati buys of the season. Domestic Category B also saw some big buys, including Manjeet being bought by Puneri Paltans for ₹65 Lakhs, and K Prapanjan joining the Bengal Warriors for ₹55.5 Lakhs.At the end, a total of over ₹50 crore was spent on 200 players, a huge jump from the season 6 auctions. Among the foreign players, Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh was the highest paid player for his successful bid of ₹77.75 lakhs.Also Read: Pro Kabaddi League team Puneri Paltan releases new logoThe player auctions was a strategic and well-thought construction of teams by franchisees for a competitive league experience. Final Bid Match was utilised by most teams to showcase their interest in building team continuity.Commenting at the closure of the three-day auctions, Anupam Goswami, CEO Mashal Sports and League Commissioner VIVO Pro Kabaddi said, “The end of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season VII player auction marks yet another remarkable moment for Kabaddi as a sport. The squads look competitive for the upcoming season which will pave the way for an exciting season. The bidding strategies displayed by each Franchise stand testament to the evolution of the sport and the league. The teams look well-balanced and are a mix of young and experienced players. I look forward to VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season VII being an exciting event for all our fans, sponsors and teams.”Also Read: I conceived Pro Kabaddi League idea in 2008: Anand MahindraPKL 2019 Auction Day 1: Siddharth Desai the poster boyCommenting on the Player Auctions, Representative from the Title Sponsor ‘VIVO India’ Mr. Nipun Marya, Director-Brand Strategy, said: “VIVO Pro Kabaddi League is getting bigger with each passing season, and we are proud to be the sponsor of the biggest Kabaddi League in the world since 2017. During the last two seasons, we have seen a great response for our products during PKL and we would like to thank the fans for all their support. Considering the gaining popularity of Kabaddi among the youth, we are glad to promote the sport in the country. VIVO as a brand has always believed in promoting sports in India and our best wishes are with the all the young players making their debut this season.”Reacting to the auctions, raider from Telegu Titans said; Siddharth Desai: “I jumped with joy when I saw the result of my bid. I come from a humble background; my father is a farmer and I know how difficult it is to become a Kabaddi player. I would like to thank Telugu Titans for believing in me and handing me the opportunity to showcase my talent. Now that I have been sold for such a high price I will make sure I give my 100% and make the team proud.”Reacting to the auctions, raider from Puneri Paltans said, Nitin Tomar, “Puneri Paltans is home to me, and I am extremely happy that the franchise used the FBM card to retain me in the team. I will take this opportunity to raise my performance level and win for my team. I will give my 100% and maintain my fitness level to make sure that Season VII for Puneri Paltans is a successful one”Also Read: Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Auction Day 2 HighlightsAnup Kumar, coach for Puneri Paltans: “I am extremely happy to be a part of the Puneri Paltans squad, team CEO Mr. Kailash Khandpal is very supportive who understands sports and respects a sportsman. We have a team in place and will focus on our performance for the upcoming league. Being a coach is a big responsibility, being a player and then becoming a coach is comparatively an easier transition. I am looking forward this role”Rakesh Kumar, coach for Haryana Steelers: “I am happy with the current players who are no part of Haryana Steelers. I look forward to making my team play as a unit in the court and give them all the support and inspiration to perform their level best. The most important thing in Kabaddi is defense and cover position depends on defense. If the team’s cover position is strong, then corners are automatically set, hence the better the defense, better the raiders will also score.”Gholamreza, coach for Telugu Titans: “We are very happy with our squad, happy to have a mix of both raiders and defenders – Kabaddi is a team sport, we will make sure every member of the team will perform their best. We are looking forward to the upcoming season.”The PKL Season 2018 had witnessed the emergence of six crorepaties whereas Monu Goyat had breached the ₹ 1.5 crore contract mark. The 2019 bid had failed to match these two financial landmarks. 5Dharmaraj Cheralathan38.5 LakhsHaryana Steelers Football Top 5  Domestic Players 4Rohit Baliyan35 LakhsU Mumba Cricket 3Jang Kun Lee (Cat B)40 lakhsPatna PiratesRepublic of Korea Facebook Twitter 5Sandeep Narwal (Cat A)89 lakhsUMumba Cricket 4Monu Goyat (Cat A)93 lakhsU.P.Yodhas 1Manjeet63 lakhsPuneri Paltan 2K. Prapanjan55.5 LakhsBengal Warriors WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway resumes NZ innings after Tea break; NZ 43/0 (22 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The twelve Vivo Pro Kabaddi franchisees have committed over ₹ 50 crore to acquire 200 players – 173 domestic and 27 foreigners – during the two-day auction process, which concluded in Mumbai today (Tuesday). Season VII Player auctions of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi ended on a high note with franchises building a strong squad with a balanced set of raiders, defenders and all-rounders. WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates 1Siddharth Desai (Cat A)1.45 croreTelugu Titans Top 5 International Players 1Siddharth Desai1.45 croreTelugu Titans SportKabaddiLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNews 2K Prapanjan55.5 lakhsBengal Warriors Cricket Also Read:  RankPlayer NamePriceTeam By Kunal Dhyani – April 9, 2019 Cricket Top 5 Raiders Category A 2Nitin Tomar  (Cat A)1.20 crorePuneri Paltans FBM PKL 2019 Auction: Over ₹ 50 crore spent on 200 player Latest Sports News 3Rahul Chaudhari (Cat A)94 lakhsTamil Talaivaslast_img read more

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Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) 2006 Circular

first_imgTotal Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2006 circular For more information about Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh)  2006 circular Company ProfileTotal Petroleum Ghana Limited supplies petroleum and allied products for vehicles with petrol and diesel engines as well as fuel and fuel oil for the aviation, marine and mining sectors in Ghana. The company also supplies a range of automotive lubricants and special fuels including racing fuels and lubricants, biocides, industry fuels, refining additives and performance additives. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited offers expertise and services to support the mining supply chain which include a fluid analysis laboratory, fuel management system, filtration and contamination management, mobile tank solutions, on-site refueling, road transport safety and solar energy solutions. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Ghanstock Limited. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgUnited Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileUnited Docks Limited is a Mauritian real estate development company that indulges in real estate development, strategic investment, property management, warehousing as well as logistics solutions in the Republic of Mauritius. The company also engages in different segments of real estate which include business parks, office buildings and mixed-use developments. United Docks Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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How I’d earn passive income while still working

first_img See all posts by Christopher Ruane A lot of people like the idea of passive income. Getting money without having to work for it sounds more attractive than the daily grind.But in reality, a lot of people spend most of their waking hours working. Here’s how I’d earn a passive income even while working.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…Working provides capitalWhile work may cost time, the good thing is it provides money. That makes it easier to build up capital which one can then invest with the aim of producing passive income.Let’s say one puts away 10% of a monthly wage. Data from the Office for National Statistics and HMRC last October suggested the average monthly wage of full-time workers is around £1,919. 10% of that would be close to £200.With £200 a month, after just a few months, I’d look to make my first passive income investment. Beginning with just one share, I’d want to limit my risk in the absence of diversification. So I’d go for a blue chip company whose prospects I found attractive, like Morrison’s. With its 4% yield, the supermarket chain should generate about £8 of passive income each year for each £200 I put in. So after a year, for example, my monthly contributions to date could already be making me about £96 of passive income for no work on my part.But dividends aren’t guaranteed. For example, if Morrison’s suffers from increased competition due to discounters like B&M, its earnings could fall. So, once I had enough capital, I’d start to buy shares in more than one company.Passive income ideasThat extra time would let me look around the market to see what sort of shares could meet my own passive income goals.For example, some companies currently pay high dividends but their share price is low in anticipation of a cut. These are known as “yield traps” or “value traps”. That’s why I don’t just rely on historical dividend data. I also look at a company’s likely future earnings and free cash flows. To maintain and hopefully grow payouts, a company will need to grow its profits as these form the basis of dividends and thus passive income.Looking at growthI could look here for companies whose earnings I expect to grow because they are in improving markets. For example, consumer goods giant Unilever sells products in over 190 countries, at a variety of price points. As middle class populations grow in countries like China, India, and Ghana, I would expect demand for branded consumer goods to increase too. That could be good for Unilever, which already yields 3.7%.Alternatively I could hunt for passive income ideas where I think a company might be able to grow income without necessarily growing sales. That sort of pricing power can be due to a unique product or strong brand loyalty.While cigarette use overall may well decline in coming years, Imperial Brands believes that it can offset that by increasing prices. With a 9% yield, that could help them protect the dividend – and my passive income.But what if pricing power isn’t as strong as Imperial hopes? What if competitors opt for a price war? In such a situation, sustaining earnings in a declining product category could prove difficult. That’s why Imperial Brands is only one of my diversified portfolio of passive income ideas – and I keep hunting for more. 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If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. 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. Christopher Ruane | Monday, 22nd March, 2021 Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img 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. 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Six Nations player analysis: Courtney Lawes, England

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS …the next as he throws his limbs into Laidlaw’s line of sight:While Jonny Gray is well positioned to stop him blocking the ball, the kick does not gain much ground and England have a lineout – incidentally another area in which their lock excelled.Totem poleLawes took seven throws in total and allowed his team to attack in various ways. Scotland did well to nullify England’s maul, so Graham Rowntree‘s pack needed to think on their feet and problem solve.This slip to Billy Vunipola is a great example of that, Lawes responding to some effective spoiling from Gray:Jim Hamilton, Rob Harley and David Denton do enough to make things messy, but Lawes stays strong and plants a gut-pass into the midriff of his number eight, who can peel onto the openside and carry towards Laidlaw and Russell:Just as Alun-Wyn Jones did for Wales in Paris, Lawes also offered himself as an off-the-top option. This set-piece produced an ideal platform, and ended in Anthony Watson‘s disallowed try after a soft pass to Youngs was whipped into midfield:Such dexterity and skill obviously means opponents must look to combat Lawes’ influence at the lineout.Indeed, after England had worked their way into a dangerous position in the second half, Harley tried to take matters into his own hands:The blindside conceded a penalty as Romain Poite judged him to have played the jumper in the air – a moral victory for Lawes and something of a compliment.Attacking presenceAlthough his defensive contributions are normally more heralded, Lawes made a marked difference to England’s attacking shape yesterday – offering himself as a willing, uncomplicated carrier.Here is an example, from just after half-time as England are building up to Ford’s try:Jonathan Joseph is stationed at first receiver and his job is made far simpler by Lawes, who leads a group of forward runners close to the gain-line before hitting an intelligent angle into the gap between Alasdair Dickinson and Denton:Stretching the defenders on either side, Lawes gets his upper body through two weak arm tackles and can release a textbook offload to Vunipola:The pass went to floor as Greig Tonks pressurised the big Saracen, but the ball went backwards and Ford sliced over a few phases later:Again, Lawes’ efforts are not particularly eye-catching. Still, they are integral to the score.As Ford arcs round off the pass of Chris Robshaw, the 26 year-old offers himself as a runner in a similar way to the above pattern off Joseph:This time, perhaps wary of the damage Lawes can do, Harley pinches in on him rather than scrambling further across to help out Murray. Ford needs no second invitation and outstrips the tighthead:Lastly, we come to a streak of unpleasantness – a vastly underrated asset.Spiky enforcingEven 70 minutes into this encounter, Lawes was still charging around. On this occasion though, his timing in challenging Russell was slightly late:That said, the tackle was just about legal and extremely effective in terms of physically and psychologically menacing Scotland”s playmaker. Poite does not see an offence, so why not rough up an influential opponent?From the the preceding phase, we can see how Lawes builds up speed by curving around behind the offside line……and exploding into the collision with fine technique once more, aiming for maximum impact:Scotland continued to press and just over 60 seconds on, there was this heavy-handed – yet legal – counter-ruck on Hogg;It seems unnecessary, but a brawny bit of housekeeping was a statement of superiority.For England to progress this year, they need personnel who can impose themselves on rivals. These two pieces of play, dripping in spite, personified such abrasiveness. Lancaster looked rather beleagured at the final whistle, but he can take so much heart from Lawes’ performance. When France arrive at Twickenham, they will face a world-class lock in awesome form. Long arms of the Lawes: England’s lock bears down on Scotland fly-half Finn Russell It is futile and immature to add imaginary points onto a scoreboard, but sometimes the exercise helps emphasise a message – so here goes. England were four passes away from a 53-13 victory on Saturday.To further indulge in ifs and buts, such a result would have seen them romp to the top of the table and almost certainly ensure Championship glory with any sort of triumph over France this weekend.As it is, a raft of missed chances during a frustrating Calcutta Cup clash means the title is in the balance. When George Ford’s penalty bounced off the post on 75 minutes, the hosts still had not done enough to claim pole position and Stuart Lancaster’s charges may well need another favour, this time from Scotland, to secure silverware.Punters will bemoan a lack of ruthlessness. Some might suggest that is down to a lack of spike or truly world-class quality. Well, Courtney Lawes could never be accused of lacking in either of those departments.England’s stable of second rows is well stocked. However, one lock tops the lot. Lawes returned to the engine room and bossed proceedings, one moment summing it all up.After the Northampton Saints star had conceded a ruck penalty, Euan Murray shoved his former clubmate before regretting his rush of blood and offering a handshake. Lawes looked at the outstretched paw in disgust.He knows Test rugby is not a popularity contest. Here is how that point was reinforced over a superb display.Ruling the restartAll week England fielded questions about beginning games slowly. Their response, to maul the Scottish forwards back 25 metres before slicing their backline apart, was authoritative. First, watch the initial take by James Haskell……and then how the hosts march up towards halfway before Ben Youngs wheels away:Lawes’ role in all of this is subtle but vital. Initially, he works around the back foot to latch onto the ball after Dave Attwood has helped Haskell secure it. This puts the maul in a strong position, forming a target Youngs can direct the rest of the pack towards:As players join and create impetus, he is then forced to the front and spearheads the drive while it gathers momentum and splinters Scotland:Restarts have become a pivotal part of the modern game and are treated like a third set-piece now. Luckily, Lawes is extremely efficient – not to mention destructive  – when his side is taking them too:Stuart Hogg enjoyed a fine game and is brave here, but the sheer power built up by Lawes is irresistible. Circled in white and blue respectively, the players are on a collision course tracked by this screenshot:This also stresses the work Lawes puts in off the ball, something that was apparent all game.Havoc for half-backsRapid line-speed, ferocious tackle, stand-off sliced in two – the trademark is familiar to all of us. While the attacking side is going through the phases, it must be a horrible feeling to know Lawes is loitering in midfield.Showing the athleticism that sets him apart as one member of an elite group of locks on this planet, he warmed up by swooping as a Scotland pass went astray:Simply reacting fastest as the visitors swing it back into midfield, this steal foreshadowed a period of pressure that was sustained even when Hogg’s try-saving tackle on Mike Brown won a turnover.Greig Laidlaw finds Finn Russell and the Glasgow Warriors No 10 looks to clear, but finds his route blocked:Lawes’ starting position is rather innocuous, so even if Murray gets in Laidlaw’s way slightly, the kick should be completed:It is a testament to acceleration that it is not, an attribute that can be seen on the reverse angle as Lawes follows through to win a five-metre scrum, refusing to be fooled by Russell’s dummy:Unfortunately for the Scotland fly-half, this was not the only occasion he found himself collared. This tackle in the second period coughed up possession:For all of the primeval intensity about this facet of Lawes’ game, there is plenty of method too. First, watch how Lawes spots his man on the previous phase:‘Destroy and enjoy’ is the motto Andy Farrell employs for England’s defensive system, which is more concerned with disruption than strict organiastion is scenarios such as this one.As such, it is not a worry if a dog-leg is created when Lawes shoots out of the line as he does here.Even so, the discipline shown by teammates on either shoulder is impressive. They stay aligned in case Russell gets a short pass away to a runner on a narrow angle:In the event, Luther Burrell floods through and onto the ball as Russell’s pass comes loose from this outstanding tackle, executed with excellent technique – the arms wrapped with a shoulder making contact:Lawes also proved a thorn in the side of Laidlaw around the fringes, using his two-metre tall frame as a barrier to the Scotland skipper’s box-kicks.Two screenshots demonstrate what he got up to in this area all afternoon, the first as he coils in the guard position… TAGS: Northampton Saints Back into the starting lineup, Courtney Lawes showed England what they had been missing during a 25-13 victory over Scotland at Twickenham. We analyse his outstanding performance.last_img read more

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La nación despide a George H. W. Bush en la…

first_img 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Faith & Politics Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Dec 7, 2018 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ La nación despide a George H. W. Bush en la Catedral nacional de Washington Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 El Obispo primado Michael Curry, al centro; el deán de la Catedral Nacional de Washington Randy Hollerith, a la izquierda; y el Rdo. Russell Levenson Jr., rector de la congregación de Houston a que pertenecía George H. W. Bush pronuncian la comendatoria al final del oficio fúnebre de Bush el 5 de diciembre. La Rda. Rosemarie Logan Duncan, canóniga de la catedral para el culto, de pie a la derecha, sostiene el báculo de la obispa de Washington Mariann Budde, que no se distingue entre Hollerith y Curry. El Rdo. Charles Robertson, canónigo del Obispo Primado para el Ministerio fuera de la Iglesia Episcopal, de pie entre Curry y Levenson, sostiene el báculo primacial del Obispo Primado. Foto de Danielle E. Thomas/Catedral Nacional de Washington.[Episcopal News Service] Combinando la precisión militar, la liturgia de la Iglesia Episcopal y las amables y por momentos cómicos recuerdos de sus familiares y amigos, Estados Unidos despidió formalmente al ex presidente George H. W. Bush.“Cuando llega la muerte, como nos llega a todos, la vida cambia, no termina”, dijo el Rdo. Russell Levenson Jr., rector de la congregación a que Bush asistía en Houston, durante el sermón en su funeral de Estado. “La manera en que vivimos nuestras vidas, las decisiones que tomamos, el servicio que prestamos importan. Les importan a nuestros semejantes, a este mundo que Dios nos ha dado y le importan a Dios. Pocas personas han entendido esto tan bien o han vivido sus vidas tan en consonancia con esto como el presidente George Herbert Walker Bush.“Ahora bien, oigan lo que dije: vivido. No lo ganó ni se esforzó para lograrlo. Fue algo tan natural para él como respirar para cada uno de nosotros”.Recordando el frecuente comentario que le hacía Barbara Bush de “buen sermón, demasiado largo”, Levenson predicó por poco más de 12 minutos durante el oficio en la Catedral Nacional de Washington, el cual duró cerca de dos horas y media.El oficio, que puede verse aquí, contó con un aforo de casi 3.000 personas por exclusiva invitación, entre ellos los miembros de la familia, los cinco presidentes de EE.UU. que viven, senadores, representantes, magistrados del Tribunal Supremo, funcionarios del gobierno de Trump y dignatarios extranjeros, entre ellos la canciller alemana Angela Merkel y el príncipe Carlos de Gran Bretaña.El féretro del presidente George H. W. Bush se levanta en el crucero de la Catedral Nacional de Washington durante su oficio fúnebre del 5 de diciembre. Foto del Distrito Militar de Washington del Ejército de EE.UU.Fue el cuarto funeral presidencial celebrado en la catedral. Los tres anteriores funerales de Estado en la catedral fueron los del presidente Dwight Eisenhower en 1969, el del presidente Ronald Reagan en 2004 y el del presidente Gerald Ford en 2007. Bush hizo panegíricos en los funerales de Reagan y de Ford en la catedral. El presiente Woodrow Wilson está enterrado en la Catedral, pero su oficio de entierro en 1924 no fue un funeral de Estado.El último funeral en la Catedral Nacional de Washington que se acercó a esa categoría fue el oficio por el senador John McCain el 1 de septiembre. Pero un funeral de Estado es un honor reservado a los presidentes, parte de la serie de tributos coordinados por el Distrito Militar de Washington del Ejército de EE.UU.El ataúd de Bush llegó a la catedral en un coche fúnebre un momento antes de las 11:00 A.M., acompañado por la familia Bush. El obispo primado Michael Curry, la obispa de Washington Mariann Budde, el deán de la catedral Randy Hollerith y Levenson, de la iglesia episcopal de San Martín [St. Martin] en Houston, esperaban en las gradas de la catedral con la Rda. Rosemarie Logan Duncan, canóniga de la catedral para el culto.Los portadores militares lenta y precisamente subieron las gradas con el ataúd hasta donde se encontraban Curry y Budde que recitaron las oraciones tradicionales de la “recepción del cuerpo”. “Con fe en Jesucristo, recibimos el cuerpo de nuestro hermano George para su entierro”, dijo Curry a la puerta.La familia Bush fue escoltada al interior de la iglesia hasta la primera fila, el hijo del Presidente, el ex presidente George W. Bush, saludó al presidente Donald Trump y a los ex presidentes Barack Obama, Bill Clinton y Jimmy Carter, y a sus esposas, quienes se sentaron juntos en la primera fila del otro lado del pasillo de la familia Bush.Luego, el bordón de la catedral comenzó a doblar 41 veces para marcar el número de Bush padre entre los presidentes de EE.UU., mientras los acólitos y el clero, entre ellos algunos de otras denominaciones, conducían lentamente a los portadores  que llevaban el ataúd por el largo pasillo central de la catedral. Hollerith y Levenson recitaron las antífonas del Rito de Entierro del Libro de Oración Común. El orden del rito se encuentra aquí.Miembros de las fuerzas armadas de EE.UU. se alejan del crucero luego de haber llevado el ataúd del presidente George H. W. Bush al interior de la catedral. Foto de Danielle E. Thomas/Catedral Nacional de Washington.Durante el oficio, cuatro panegiristas, George W. Bush, el ex primer ministro canadiense Brian Mulroney (cuyo período de gobierno coincidió con el Bush), el ex senador de EE.UU. Alan Simpson, de Wyoming, y el biógrafo de Bush Jon Meacham, recordaron al  viejo Bush.Meacham comenzó los tributos, diciéndole a la congregación que Bush fue “un hombre imperfecto” que “nos dejó una unión más perfecta”. Bush, dijo Meacham, sabía que la política no podía ser completamente pura si uno quería ganar, y uno tenía que ganar si quería dirigir.Meacham afirmó que Bush creía que hubo una razón por la cual se había librado de la muerte en el curso de una incursión de bombardeo aéreo en el Pacífico durante la segunda guerra mundial, en la cual sus compañeros tripulantes murieron, y él pasó los próximos 74 años al servicio de esa creencia.“Su corazón era firme. Su código de vida, como él decía, consistía en ‘Decir la verdad. No culpar a los demás. Hacer lo mejor que se pueda. Esforzarse. Perdonar. Mantener el rumbo’”, recordó Meacham. “Ese fue y es el más norteamericano de los credos”.Meacham dijo que la frase de Bush de “Mil puntos de luz” de la que a veces se habían mofado y el llamado de Lincoln a los “mejores ángeles de nuestra naturaleza”son “versos compañeros en el himno nacional de Estados Unidos”.Ambos presidentes, afirmó Meacham, llamaron a los estadounidenses a “a elegir lo justo sobre lo conveniente, la esperanza en lugar del temor y atender no a nuestros peores impulsos sino a nuestros mejores instintos”.Mulroney, de pie en el podio muy cerca de Trump, encomió los empeños de Bush para preservar y fortalecer la Organización del Tratado del Atlántico Norte luego de la desintegración de la Unión Soviética y del Telón de Hierro. Él también elogió la labor de Bush para lograr el acuerdo del NAFTA original, que dijo que había sido “modernizado y mejorado por gobiernos recientes”. Trump ha sido crítico tanto de la NATO como del NAFTA y recientemente anunció que se retiraría de este último, en un esfuerzo, al parecer, de obligar al Congreso a aprobar una nueva versión del pacto comercial con Canadá y México.“De aquí a 50 o a 100 años, cuando los historiadores revisen los logros y el contexto de todos los que han servido como presidentes, creo que se dirá que en la vida de este país, los Estados Unidos —que es, a mi juicio, la mayor república democrática que Dios jamás haya puesto sobre la faz de la tierra— creo que se dirá que ningún ocupante de la Oficina Oval fue más valiente, más centrado en principios y más honorable que George Herbert Walker Bush”, afirmó Mulroney.Durante el panegírico campechano y humorístico de Simpson, él recordó un momento cuando dijo que había caído de la lista A de Washington a lo que él llamó la lista Z debido a sus opciones políticas. Bush lo invitó a él y a su esposa a pasar con ellos [los Bush] un fin de semana. Los cuatro tuvieron una despedida muy ostensible en la Casa Blanca. Simpson recordó que Bush le dijo que su equipo le había dicho que no cursara la invitación, pero que él no había atendido el consejo, citando que la amistad está por encima de la política.Bush nunca odió a nadie, dijo Simpson, recordando que ambos hombres tuvieron  madres de carácter firme que les enseñaron que “el odio corroe al recipiente que lo contiene”.Bush entendió las decisiones que los líderes tienen que tomar, dijo el ex senador. A Bush le presentaron una vez un proyecto de ley bipartidario sobre el proceso del presupuesto, la atención sanitaria, la solvencia de la Seguridad Social y otros asuntos políticos. Para financiar el proyecto de ley tendrían que aumentarse los impuestos y eso exigiría que el Presidente fuera en contra de su conocida promesa de: “Escúchenme bien: no habrá nuevos impuestos”. El proyecto de ley fue aprobado en el Senado, pero los compañeros republicanos de Bush lo derrotaron en la Cámara de Representantes y, Simpson sugirió, su disposición a quebrantar su promesa de no aumentar los impuestos en pro de este proyecto de ley fue responsable de que no resultara reelecto.Simpson afirmó que Bush le dijo que cuando se enfrentaba con opciones difíciles, él elegía “el país por el que había combatido”  en lugar de optar por su partido o su legado.“A los que viajan por la calzada de la humildad en Washington, D.C.,  no les preocupa la intensidad del tránsito”.En su encomio, George W. Bush dijo que se padre estuvo a punto de morir de una infección de estafilococos en su adolescencia. Eso y su experiencia en la segunda guerra mundial “le hicieron disfrutar del don de la vida, y él se juró vivir todos los días a plenitud”, dijo el 43er. presidente de su padre, el 41ro.“Hasta sus últimos días, la vida de Papá fue instructiva”, dijo Bush. “En la medida en que envejecía, él nos enseñaba a madurar con dignidad, con humor y bondad, y cuando el buen Señor finalmente lo llamó, a encontrarse con él con valor y con el gozo de la promesa del porvenir”.Bush dijo que su padre “nos enseñó que el servicio público es noble y necesario, que uno puede servir con integridad y siendo fiel a los valores importantes, como la fe y la familia.“Él creyó firmemente que era importante retribuir a la comunidad y al país en el que uno vivía. Reconoció que servir a otros enriquecía el alma del dador”.Bush añadió que él supo años después como la fe de sus padres les había sostenido cuando su hermana, Robin, estaba muriéndose de leucemia a los tres años. “Papá siempre creyó que un día él abrazaría a su adorada Robin otra vez”.Bush comenzó a llorar al finalizar su reflexión, diciendo: “Y en nuestra aflicción, sonriamos, sabiendo que Papá está abrazando a Robin y sosteniendo de nuevo la mano de Mamá”.Durante su sermón, Levenson dijo que la vida de Bush mostraba que “la fe significa algo más que palabras”, añadiendo que la fe de Bush era “una fe profunda, una fe generosa y una fe sencilla en el mejor sentido de la palabra.Él conoció y vivió los dos grandes mandamientos de Jesús, amar a Dios y amar a tu prójimo”, afirmó Levenson. “El Presidente no sólo sirvió a algunos, sino a todos los que Dios puso en su camino”.El día en que Bush murió a los 94, Levenson dijo que James Baker,  el amigo del Presidente, estuvo junto a la cama de Bush, frotándole los pies durante unos 30 minutos, y haciéndole sonreír. Levenson dijo que él había percibido [en ese gesto] el sentido del servicio de Jesús, el Jueves Santo, cuando lavó los pies de sus amigos.Luego, todos los que estaban con Bush se arrodillaron y pusieron sus manos sobre el Presidente y oraron “y luego hubo silencio por un buen rato mientras el hombre que cambio todas nuestras vidas, que cambió nuestra nación, que cambió nuestro mundo, partía de esta vida para la otra”, afirmó él.“Fue un hermoso final; fue un hermoso comienzo”.El funeral continúo luego con la estructura tradicional del Rito de Entierro y, luego que Curry, Budde, Hollerith y Levenson pronunciaron la comendatoria, volvió de nuevo la pompa militar. Los portadores  se acercaron al lugar y levantaron el ataúd de Bush mientras el órgano comenzó a tocar el himno “Hoy, por los santos que descansan ya”[For All the Saints]. Los nítidos sonidos de las voces de mando militares podían oírse por encima de la música mientras el clero acompañaba el ataúd hacia el exterior de la iglesia.El obispo primado Michael Curry, visible en primer plano a la derecha de la bandera, y el Rdo. Russell Levenson Jr., rector de la congregación de Houston donde asistía el presidente George H. W. Bush, a la izquierda de la bandera, se encontraban entre los que condujeron el ataúd del presidente Bush hacia el exterior de la Catedral Nacional de Washington después del oficio de honras fúnebres del 5 de diciembre. Foto ENS, captura de pantalla.Allí aguardaron junto al coche fúnebre estacionado frente a la catedral mientras montaban el ataúd para el viaje a la Base Conjunta Andrews donde el Avión Presidencial esperaba para llevar a la familia Bush de regreso a Houston. El cadáver del ex presidente reposará en la iglesia episcopal de San Martín hasta las 6 A.M. del 6 de diciembre, donde se celebrará otro oficio conmemorativo más adelante esa mañana.Después, el cadáver de Bush será llevado por tren hasta College Station, Texas, donde, en una comitiva de vehículos, será conducido hasta la Biblioteca Presidencial George H. W. Bush [situada en esa ciudad universitaria] donde será enterrado junto a su esposa, que falleció en abril, y a Robin, la hija de ambos.– La Rda.. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora principal y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri.last_img read more

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Orange Co. news conference reveals increasing COVID-19 positivity in last two…

first_img TAGSCOVID-19Eviction Diversion ProgramGrantsIndividual and Family AssistanceNews ConferenceOrange County GovernmentPPERapid TestingSmall BusinessesStatistics Previous article‘Together Apart: Holidays at Heart’ campaign supports Orange Co. seniors’ mental health this holiday seasonNext articleAmy Grant, Vince Gill to hold drive-in benefit Christmas concert for COVID research through AdventHealth Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Orange County COVID-19 snapshot from November 9 – November 22, 2020, as reported on Monday, November 23 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From the Orange County NewsroomThe Orange County news conference on Monday, November 22, revealed a rising COVID positivity percentage in the last two weeks, and updated assistance programs from grants to training, free PPE to Eviction Diversion deadlines.INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILIES GRANTS REOPENS TOMORROWThe application portal for residents to apply for $1,000 grants will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 8 a.m., with a capacity of 15,000 users. Once in the portal, residents will have adequate time to complete their application.The program now allows other adult members of the same household to apply for financial assistance.  That means, new applicants who reside at the same household address as a previously approved applicant can now also apply for the $1,000 grant program — whether you are a roommate or another adult family member living at the same address.It is important to note that you:Must meet eligibility criteria and provide all required documents for the programAre not eligible if you already received the CARES Act for Individual and Families $1,000 grantFor a list of required documents, eligibility criteria and frequently asked questions, visit ocfl.net/OrangeCares.PPE FOR SMALL BUSINESSESOrange County Government is standing ready once again to give away free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to small businesses located in Orange County to help them adhere to CDC guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.The giveaway will take place December 1 through December 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the following locations:Downey Park – 10107 Flowers Avenue, Orlando, FL 32825Cypress Grove Park – 290 Holden Avenue, Orlando, FL 32839West Orange Park – 150 Windermere Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787Orange County small businesses are required to pre-register at ocfl.net/PPE before visiting a pick up location. Small businesses must have fewer than 40 employees. RAPID TESTINGOrange County Health Services is seeing an influx of testing before the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents are asked to be patient as wait times may be more than 60 minutes at Barnett Park, as well as the state-run testing site located at the Orange County Convention Center.Both testing sites will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, and reopen Friday, November 26, 2020 at 9 a.m.Visit ocfl.net/Testing and click on #1 on the map for more details.EVICTION DIVERSIONOrange County’s Eviction Diversion Program provides relief to tenants in imminent danger of eviction who have experienced a loss or reduction of income due to the pandemic. Since August, the program has helped 1,960 families stay in their homes, which equates to more than $5.8 million.The program will close to new applicants on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. It is important to note, residents and landlords with applications that have pending items will have until Thursday, December 24, 2020, to submit any outstanding documents.Visit ocfl.net/EvictionDiversion for a full list of eligibility criteria and required documents.SHORT-TERM TRAININGOrange County Government is partnering with CareerSource Central Florida and Valencia College to offer a variety of short-term, vocational training courses at the Orange County Convention Center, beginning next week, Monday, November 30, 2020. Residents can apply for tuition assistance through CareerSource Central Florida’s “Help is Here” grant program.To qualify, individuals must be at least 18 years old, a resident of Orange County and able to verify that they have lost their job or suffered reduced wages because of COVID-19.For more information, visit CareerSourceCentralFlorida.com/HelpIsHere.THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYResidents are urged to continue to follow CDC guidelines and practice good hand hygiene during the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.Visit the CDC’s website for recommendations on how to keep yourself, and your family, safe while celebrating Thanksgiving. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name herecenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

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Brixham rugby player dives short of tryline then celebrates!

first_imgTuesday Jan 12, 2016 Brixham rugby player dives short of tryline then celebrates! A Brixham rugby player commited the ultimate gaffe in a National League 3 South West match on Saturday. With the line in front of him, he dived to score a great try, got up to celebrate, then was confused when opposition players continued to tackle him. In poor weather conditions, Brixham rugby club’s Tom McLean thought he had scored what might have been the winning try, but he had actually dived over the five metre line.Club captain Adam Thomas told the Torquay Herald Express that it was the most bizarre thing he had ever seen on a rugby field. “Tom thought he had scored, I thought he had scored and our supporters in the crowd thought he had scored too,” said Thomas. “We all started celebrating with Tom when he got up with the ball – then one of the Barnstaple lads went clattering into him.“We stopped celebrating then and I thought it was going to turn nasty.“Then, when we saw where the referee was and that play was carrying on, we worked out what happened and got on with the game.“Tom had the mick ripped out of him on the bus back by his team-mates. It didn’t help that had he run or slid a couple more metres it really would have been a try.“Barnstaple were 6-0 up at the time and that would have made it 6-5 with a kickable conversion to come, although in those conditions who knows if it would have gone over.“No one blamed Tom for costing us the game though. He was won loads of games for us in the past with his tries – and I am sure he will win plenty more in future.”Brixham ended up losing the match 6-0, so a converted try would have put them in front.On the club’s website profile for the centre, it says he is known as ‘The Gift’, so perhaps that nickname will now take on another meaning.credit: Brixham rugby clubAnother angle, showing the intercept: ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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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Capgemini publishes 11th World Wealth Report

first_imgCapgemini publishes 11th World Wealth Report 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. Tagged with: Prospect research Research / statistics Merrill Lynch/Capgemini have published the 11th annual World Wealth Report, which says that there are now 9.5 million High Net Worth (NHW) people around the world, with total assets of $37.2 trillion.The report includes global, regional and country data, and is divided into three sections covering High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) market size “with a review of global economic drivers”, HNWIs’ investing behaviours and asset allocation trends; and a feature on “emerging Needs-Based Service Models for HNW clients.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 26 June 2007 | News  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The report can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF) and is 2.0 Mb.last_img read more

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RSF decries “contempt” cases against journalists by international courts

first_img Help by sharing this information “Contempt” charges are supposed to be used by international tribunals to punish such actions as bribing witnesses, giving false evidence and, more generally, conduct liable to “obstruct, prejudice or abuse the administration of justice.”However, journalists have been prosecuted for “disclosing information relating to proceedings in knowing violation of an order of a chamber” and “undermining public confidence in the tribunal’s ability to protect the confidentiality of information about (…) witnesses.”RSF calls on international courts to stop bringing “contempt” charges against journalists who have simply shed light on the way they operate. Protecting the administration of justice is legitimate but it must be weighed against the public’s right to information. RSF points out that these courts are required to respect international standards, including those governing freedom of expression and information.Florence Hartmann is a French journalist who used to work for Le Monde and who was the spokesperson of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague from 2000 to 2006. She went on to write a book entitled “Paix et Châtiment,” published in 2007, that contained revelations about two of the ICTY’s confidential decisions.In 2009, the ICTY initiated a prosecution against Hartmann that led to her being sentenced in 2011 to pay a fine of 7,000 euros. The sentence was later converted to seven days in prison. On the basis of an international warrant issued by the ICTY, she was arrested in The Hague on 24 March in order to serve her sentence in the place used to hold international criminals.Her crime was to have published information in full knowledge of its confidential nature and to have revealed facts that could discourage other states from cooperating with the tribunal. For this, she was convicted of “contempt” and “interfering with the administration of justice.”The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) has been prosecuting journalists since 2014 on charges of contempt of court, obstructing justice and, in particular, “undermining public confidence in the tribunal’s ability to protect the confidentiality of information about witnesses.” In a series of reports, they succeeded in contacting protected witnesses and thereby exposed flaws in its system of protection.The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda prosecuted journalists on contempt charges in 2002 because that had revealed that a key trial witness was suspected of having participated in the 1994 genocide, thereby undermining the credibility of the prosecutor’s case.These prosecutions set dangerous precedents for all journalists because they penalized legitimate criticism, not obstruction of justice. It is not the job of journalists to assist the “administration of justice.” On the contrary, it is their duty to shed light on the way the internationally created system of justice functions and, possibly, malfunctions. The European Court of Human Right has repeatedly stressed the public interest in media coverage of court cases.The reasoning used by international courts in these cases often results in their justifying denial of the media’s right to cover what they do. This is the same as saying an entire segment of their activities must be kept secret from the public. But how are you to trust a court to establish the truth about war crimes and genocide if at the same time it is bent on concealing information about how it works?Imposing jail terms on journalists who do research and then reveal information of interest to the general public is a grave violation of media freedom. It is unacceptable that international courts – courts that, until now, are the highest expression of international law, courts tasked with punishing the most serious crimes and rendering international justice – convict journalists who expose their flaws. This flouts all international standards on freedom of expression. International bodies Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionUnited Nations Organisation International bodies Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionUnited Nations Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the tendency of international tribunals to bring charges of “contempt of court” or “interfering with the administration of justice” against journalists who have done nothing more than disclose confidential information about their flawed decisions. Journalist Florence Hartmann’s case is the latest example. News March 31, 2016 – Updated on May 19, 2016 RSF decries “contempt” cases against journalists by international courts RSF_en last_img read more

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