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US debt prices fall on significant employment rise

first_img Share Wednesday 5 January 2011 1:05 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald Show Comments ▼ NEWS of the huge jump in US private employment in December has caused US government bond prices to drop substantially.Treasury prices sold off after ADP Employer Services said US private employers added 297,000 jobs, three times greater than forecast.Prices reduced further after the Fed bought only $1.5bn in bonds ranging from 17 to 29 years in maturity. The central bank had said it would buy between $1.5bn and $2.5 bn in Treasuries on Wednesday.“The lacklustre buyback had a negative effect on the marketplace,” said Tom di Galoma, head of fixed income rates trading at Guggenheim Securities in New York.The Fed purchases were part of a $600bn programme by the central bank to buy Treasuries and stimulate the economy. Some analysts think the Fed could curtail the program if the economy improves enough before the purchases are completed.The ADP jobs report offered a brighter picture of the U.S. labour market shortly before Friday’s Labour Department survey of employers on non-farm payroll jobs in December.“You cannot ignore the strength of this report. As a consequence of this report, we are taking our payrolls estimate higher for sure,”” said Tom Porcelli, US economist at RBC Capital Markets in New York.The payrolls number is one of the most closely watched economic indicators, and the US unemployment rate heavily influences the Fed’s monetary policy.ADP said the December increase was the largest single gain since it began releasing the data in 2000. Tags: NULL US debt prices fall on significant employment rise center_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the whatsapp whatsapp alison.lock last_img read more

Here’s how I’d find cheap UK shares to buy now

first_img Image source: Getty Images FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Here’s how I’d find cheap UK shares to buy now Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Manika Premsingh owns shares of AstraZeneca. 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.center_img It is great that stock markets have got some of their mojo back. But a downside is that cheap UK shares are getting harder to find. Many shares’ prices are either back to pre-pandemic levels or well past them. Even in terms of valuations, as measured by the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, they are at high double digits. 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…But all is not lost as far as bargain hunting goes. I think there are still buying opportunities for me in three kinds of stocks.#1. Reopening stocksNot all reopening stocks have been lucky enough to reach pre-pandemic highs so far. An example is the FTSE 250 cinema chain Cineworld, which is still at half its pre-market crash levels. The challenge with Cineworld and the like is that its financial health is now compromised. But I think that the stock still has good prospects as cinemas have reopened in both its key UK and US markets. Over time, as its performance improves, so can its share price. The downside here is that it can take time to bounce back. In other words, these stocks are for the long-term investor in me. #2. Under the radar stocksThere is also a buying opportunity for me in smaller UK shares. Sometimes high-performing companies can remain under the radar for a while before investors catch up to their potential. I like to keep an eye out for these stocks. One such for me is the FTSE 250 iron ore miner Ferrexpo. When I wrote about it in March, its P/E ratio was 3.6 times. It is at 6 times now, clearly because other investors too saw value in this commodity investment. I still think it is still a cheap UK share, though, with its P/E is still way below that of its FTSE 100 mining peers.  Sometimes there can be a catch to stocks that look good but that have a muted share price. I think is the case for tobacco stocks. Imperial Brands has a P/E of 5.5 times, despite being a profitable company because the future of tobacco is in question. So I consider low priced shares carefully. #3. Out of favour stocksInvestors tend to favour different stocks based on where we are in the business cycle. During times of economic growth, cyclical stocks like mining, retail, and restaurants tend to perform because consumption is on the rise. This makes them attractive to investors. Similarly, during slowdowns, safer stocks like utilities and healthcare with relatively stable demand make more attractive buys. With a cyclical upturn underway, safe stocks are out of favour. As a result, they are now available at relatively lower prices. An example is the FTSE 100 healthcare giant AstraZeneca, which is still way below the all-time-highs touched last year. That its Covid-19 vaccination has also been mired in controversy has not helped, and neither has its acquisition of US-based Alexion. But its latest results clearly indicate that it is still a good buy for me for the long term.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Manika Premsingh | Monday, 31st May, 2021 See all posts by Manika Premsingh 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.last_img read more

RIP: New Jersey communicator Cynthia McFarland

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing 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 People Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs March 24, 2014 at 4:42 pm God Bless you Cynthia… a wonderful human being, and a wonderful communicator.Len Freeman+(former Convenor, Episcopal Communicators) Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Posted Feb 14, 2014 Comments (2) Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Pingback: Professor Clark and Bishop Coxe at the Keller Library | Keller Library News Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey] Cynthia Marie Wilson McFarland, 61, of Burlington, N.J., died on Feb. 13, after a fierce years-long battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.She was born on Aug. 30, 1952, to the late Frederick A. Wilson and Lorraine B. Wilson in Arlington, Va. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wells College in 1976 with a B.A. in Greek and Latin, then spent several years working towards a Ph.D. in classics at the University of Virginia. She married the late Frederic W. McFarland in 1981, and they lived together in Auburn, N.Y. and Lansing, N.Y., before moving to Burlington in 2004.Cynthia had a profound fear of airplanes and took a year off during college to work as a stewardess for Eastern Airlines to conquer that fear. That was the way she did things: fighting head-on against all obstacles. She found employment in the field of graphic design and communications, working at Cornell University and then starting her own successful communications business, which specialized in publicity for colleges and universities.Cynthia felt drawn to New Jersey; she closed her business and moved to Burlington to become communications director, historiographer and archivist for the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. She loved church history. She published a definitive biography of one of the earliest clergymen in America, and was halfway through writing a biography of the second bishop of New Jersey.Cynthia was a founding director of the Society of Archbishop Justus and was until her death the managing editor of Anglicans Online.One of her doctors remarked: “Cynthia moved through life with astounding grace and light. Her passing leaves a huge hole in the lives of so many people.” One of her associates noted that “Everyone who meets Cynthia falls in love with her.”Cynthia is survived by her mother, Lorraine Wilson of Fairfax, Va.; sister Jennifer Wilson Mai of Vienna, Va.; brothers Timothy Wilson of Greensboro, N.C. and Matthew Wilson of Las Vegas; and two Abyssinian cats, Mariel and Ariel.In lieu of flowers, any donations on Cynthia’s behalf should be made to Doane Academy, 350 Riverbank, Burlington NJ 08016, of which she was a trustee and fervent advocate.Viewing will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Page Funeral Home, 302 East Union St., Burlington. A Choral Requiem Mass will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1625 Locust St, Philadelphia. A graveside service of committal will be later that day at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 145 West Broad St., Burlington, where she will be interred alongside her late husband. Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Obituary, Submit a Job Listingcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Len Freeman says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET RIP: New Jersey communicator Cynthia McFarland Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

Mother’s Day Tip: Send Mom a Care Package

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter A new survey reveals that while nearly every mother has at one time or another sent a care package, less than half have ever received one. This, despite the fact that nearly all moms surveyed said they’d like to receive a care package from a loved one.According to the survey:45% of moms have received a care package96% of moms would like a care package66% of moms really do want things like fuzzy socks in a care packageThe online survey was conducted by Harris Poll for the humanitarian organization CARE.CARE, which was founded to deliver those original CARE Packages of food and supplies to families clinging to survival in Europe after World War II. While 84 percent of Americans surveyed indicated they are familiar with the term “care package,” very few said they knew where the term originated.Mothers, like many Americans, understand that a care package is as great way to show someone you are thinking of them. When asked what they would most like to receive in a care package, mothers responded with these top ranked items:Personal items to pamper mom such as manicures, relaxation bath salts, or warm fuzzy socks. (66 percent)Home baked goods: muffins, chocolate chip cookies or brownies (56 percent)Gift cards (63 percent)Founded in 1945 with the creation of the iconic CARE Package®, CARE today is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. That’s why women and girls are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve education and health, create economic opportunity, respond to emergencies and confront hunger. Last year CARE worked in 95 countries and reached more than 65 million people around the world. To learn more, visit Please enter your comment! Previous articleCommissioners Arrowsmith and Ruth conclude their terms on Apopka City CommissionNext articleLeadership Apopka Experiences Apopka Ecotourism Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Single to raise funds for PDSA

first_img Singer-songwriter Helen Boulding has launched her latest single “It’s You” and will donate the proceeds to veterinary charity PDSA.The song started out as the soundtrack to a recent PDSA TV advertising campaign.Paul Cubitt of PDSA said: “We have been inundated by supporters asking about the music to our TV advert, so we’re thrilled that Helen chose to release the track. We are also over the moon that proceeds from sales of the single will come back to the charity to help us provide free veterinary treatment thousands of pets every year”.The single can be downloaded for Single to raise funds for PDSA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 3 November 2008 | News Tagged with: Celebrity Trading About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

A year of U.S.-coordinated war in Yemen

first_imgIn March last year a coalition of Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia and supported by Washington began a daily bombing campaign and later ground operation in Yemen.Over the last year, this war has accelerated, bringing in military forces from Egypt and Sudan in what is seen as a proxy war against the Islamic Republic of Iran and its growing influence throughout the Middle East and North Africa.The aim was to halt and drive back the Ansarullah Movement (Houthis) in their seizure of territory in central and southern regions of the country. The Ansarullah are a Shiite-based movement that has formed a tactical alliance with elements of the Yemeni military, which remains loyal to former leader Ali Abdullah Saleh.Saudi piloted U.S. warplanes bomb Yemen’s cities.Despite several attempts to broker a ceasefire, the bombing of Yemen by the Saudi-led Gulf Cooperation Council continues, utilizing U.S.-manufactured warplanes, offensive weapons and intelligence sharing. The administration of President Barack Obama has provided diplomatic cover for the war against Yemen, a continuation of aerial bombardments and drone attacks that have taken place for several years.On April 4, attacks by warplanes killed at least one person and injured many others in Yemen as the Gulf monarchies continued their bombing of residential areas across the country. Yemeni news agencies also reported that the Saudi-GCC bombing raids struck a camp for internally displaced people located in the northwestern Hajjah Province, leaving at least six children and one woman injured. These bombing operations hit the Lamrour district of al-Shahel, a city in Hajjah.According to Yemen’s al-Masirah TV, the Saudi-GCC coalition also carried out bombing raids in Sa’ada, in the north of the country, destroying homes and killing one person. Additional reports said air strikes bombed a telecommunications installation in Saqayn as well as a post office in Haydan. The reports noted that a number of houses were struck in the operation. The two cities are located in the Sa’ada Province, an Ansarullah stronghold.An April 4 Press TV article stated, “The Saudi attacks on Monday [April 4] came as Ansarullah fighters and allied army units continued to launch reprisal attacks on Saudi and pro-Saudi military positions inside and outside Yemen. Yemenis managed to kill scores of Saudi forces in one such attack on troops in Rabuah region, southern Saudi Arabia. The allied forces also launched missile attacks on Saudi-led forces in al-Naser military base, located between Yemen’s Jawf and Ma’rib provinces.”Meanwhile, resistance efforts on the part of the Ansarullah and its allies are complicating the war for the U.S.-backed Saudi-GCC coalition. In recent days Yemeni resistance fighters have taken 42 Saudi troops into custody in Bayda and Jawf provinces. Several other Saudi troops were killed in Ma’rib.The Yemeni armed forces, which are supported by Popular Committees loyal to the Houthi Ansarullah Movement, captured 31 Saudi troops in the Rada district in the southern province of Bayda and detained 11 others in the al-Matma district in the northwestern province of Jawf.News reports claimed that the detained soldiers were being deployed to the west-central Ma’rib province to enhance the Saudi-GCC forces there when Yemeni forces captured them. The Yemeni forces launched a separate operation against Saudi troops using Katyusha rockets in Ma’rib city, resulting in six deaths and 17 wounded. (, April 3)Attacks were carried out by Saudi-GCC warplanes in Taiz, the third-largest city in the country. Saba News agency reported April 4, “Saudi fighter jets waged on Monday [April 4] a series of air raids on many areas in Taiz province, a local official said. The war jets targeted al-Shuqirah market in the central district of al-Wazeyah, leaving damage to houses and private properties, the official added.”This same report emphasizes, “The warplanes targeted al-Siteen Street, in the north of Taiz, with several raids leaving serious damage to a number of houses and roads in the area. The Saudi aggression also waged many sorties on Warazan and Khadeer areas in the south of Taiz city, the official added.”Casualties escalateIt has been estimated by various news and humanitarian sources that up to 10,000 people have died in the intensified fighting in Yemen in the last year. Meanwhile, 80 percent of the population is in dire need of assistance.A United Nations Children Education Fund report published on March 29, “Children on the Brink,” said that millions of people are being negatively impacted by the war. Children and women have been affected severely through the aerial strikes, ground operations and the attacks on civilian areas, including neighborhoods, internally displaced person camps, schools and medical facilities.Statistics cited by UNICEF indicate that 63 health care facilities have been bombed and severely damaged, while most hospitals and clinics report extreme shortages in equipment, supplies and personnel. Repeated bombing operations have resulted in sporadic access to electricity.A news release announcing the report reads: “UNICEF verified more than 1,560 incidents of grave violations against children in Yemen. As a result, over 900 children were killed and more than 1,300 were injured in the past year alone. … With more than 50 verified attacks on schools, children were also killed while at school or on their way to or from school. These numbers represent the tip of the iceberg as they only indicate the cases that UNICEF was able to verify.”Moreover, the UNICEF report stresses: “The disruption of the inflow of food and fuel as a result of the violence and restrictions on imports has paralyzed the delivery of basic services across Yemen. Beyond the direct impact of the war, UNICEF estimates that nearly 10,000 additional deaths may have occurred among children under five years old in the past year due to preventable diseases as a result of the decline in critical health services including immunization and the treatment of diarrhea and pneumonia. This figure is in addition to the nearly 40,000 children who die every year in Yemen before their fifth birthday.”With the U.S. military and security apparatuses coordinating the war by providing fighter jets, ordinances, refueling technology, intelligence sharing and diplomatic cover for the Saudi Arabia-GCC coalition and its allied militias, Washington is culpable in the current strife. The impact of the military campaign aimed at the Ansarullah over the last year is compounded by periodic drone attacks ostensibly targeting al-Qaida and its partners inside the country.Resistance by the Ansarullah and other allied forces is formidable, with ongoing attacks in Yemen and the spread of the war into eastern Saudi Arabia.Another ceasefire has been announced for April. But if the recent past is any indication the airstrikes and targeting of civilians will only intensify and therefore worsen the conditions for people living in Yemen.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Chinese Officials Expect Rise in Soybean Imports

first_img China will likely import six percent more soybeans during the 2015-2016 marketing year. A Chinese official expects the country to import 83 million metric tons of soybeans during the current marketing year, up 4.65 million metric tons from last year. Pro Farmers First Thing Today reports the forecast from Wang Lin, managing director of COFCO Futures, tops the current USDA forecast for China. USDA’s latest forecast suggests China will import 80.5 million metric tons of soybeans. Lin, however, explains that hog margins are attractive, which should boost feed demand. He also noted Chinese corn imports are likely to be subdued due to efforts to reduce its stockpiles. Previous articleUSDA’s Krysta Haden Joins DuPontNext articleDonnelly Joins Republicans to Advance GMO Label Bill Hoosier Ag Today SHARE SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 3, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News Chinese Officials Expect Rise in Soybean Imports Facebook Twitter Chinese Officials Expect Rise in Soybean Imports Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

French hostages Georges Malbrunot and Christian Chesnot released

first_imgNews Organisation News December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en December 16, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” The release of French journalists Georges Malbrunot and Christian Chesnot, who had been held hostage since August 20 in Iraq, is “the biggest Christmas present we could have hoped for,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. The release of French journalists Georges Malbrunot and Christian Chesnot, who had been held hostage since August 20 in Iraq, is “the biggest Christmas present we could have hoped for,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said today.”Yesterday we were still pessimistic as Georges and Christian began their fifth month in captivity, today our colleagues are free, and tomorrow that are going to be reunited with their families for the festive season – it’s fantastic,” he said.Ménard added: “Their release is proof that we should always remain mobilised. Everyone’s efforts have paid off. We thank France’s diplomats and the news media that stayed mobilised for four months.”Reporters Without Borders invited journalists to come at 11 a.m. today, 22 December, to the square in front of the Paris town hall for the removal of the two large pictures of Malbrunot and Chesnot that have been displayed on the town hall’s facade since the start of September.It was the Qatar-based TV news station Al-Jazeera that broke the news that the Islamic Army in Iraq had released Malbrunot and Chesnot. French foreign ministry spokesman Hervé Ladsous later confirmed their release and said they would be back in France tomorrow.Malbrunot, 41, is a freelancer with Le Figaro, Ouest-France and RTL. Chesnot, 38, freelances for RFI and Radio France. Their Syrian guide and interpreter Mohammed Al-Joundi was freed by US marines on 11 November during fighting with Sunni militants in Fallujah. February 15, 2021 Find out more December 22, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French hostages Georges Malbrunot and Christian Chesnot released Follow the news on Iraq Help by sharing this information News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan IraqMiddle East – North Africa IraqMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts to go furtherlast_img read more

Shooting at Nashville mall leaves 1 victim critically injured; suspect in custody

first_imgNashville Fire Dept(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — At least one person has been hospitalized after a shooting at Nashville’s Opry Mills Mall, according to officials.The male victim was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center in critical condition, the Nashville Fire Department wrote on Twitter.The suspected shooter is in custody, according to the Nashville Police Department. The shooting appears to have started as a dispute, police said.Investigators are sweeping the mall as a precaution, police said. The ATF also responded to the scene.No other gunshot victims were reported, according to fire department.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Geochemistry of back arc basin volcanism in Bransfield Strait, Antarctica: Subducted contributions and along-axis variations

first_imgBransfield Strait is a Quaternary, ensialic back arc basin at the transition from rifting to spreading. Fresh volcanic rocks occur on numerous submarine features distributed along the rift axis, including a discontinuous neovolcanic ridge similar to the nascent spreading centers seen in some other back arc basins. Smaller edifices near the northeast end of the rift yielded basalts with the most arc-like compositions (e.g., high large-ion lithophile element/high field strength element and 87Sr/86Sr). The most mid-ocean ridge basalt (MORB)-like basalts are from a large, caldera-topped seamount and a 30-km-long axial neovolcanic ridge toward the southwest end of the rift, but these two features also yielded andesite and rhyolite, respectively. The volcanic and geochemical variations are not systematic along axis and do not reflect the unidirectional propagation of rifting suggested by geophysical data. The most depleted basalts have major and trace element characteristics indistinguishable from MORB except for slightly higher Cs and Pb concentrations. Pb isotopic ratios show little variation compared to Sr and Nd isotopic ratios and do not extend to the depleted Pb isotopic ratios found in other back arc basins. Either the depleted mantle beneath Bransfield Strait has higher than normal Pb isotopic ratios or the subducted component beneath Bransfield Strait has such high Pb concentrations that it dominates the Pb isotopic composition of the Bransfield Strait mantle without significantly affecting the Sr and Nd isotopic compositions. Metalliferous sediments and fluids extracted from a subducting slab may have the necessary high concentrations of Pb.last_img read more