Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home Reporters Without Borders condemns a violent attack on leading journalist Amare Aregawi on 31 October in Addis Ababa, in which he sustained serious head injuries. Aregawi edits The Reporter, a big-circulation newspaper published in Amharic and English-language versions. Follow the news on Ethiopia Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation News May 21, 2021 Find out more News November 3, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leading newspaper editor beaten unconscious outside son’s school EthiopiaAfrica Amare Aregawi, the 24 October 2008 (Photo: Reporters Without Borders) Reporters Without Borders condemns a violent attack on leading journalist Amare Aregawi on 31 October in Addis Ababa, in which he sustained serious head injuries. Aregawi edits The Reporter, a big-circulation newspaper published in Amharic and English-language versions. “The Ethiopian police must investigate this attack thoroughly in order to identify both the perpetrators and the instigators,” Reporters Without Borders said. “A show of firmness will convince others who might be tempted to use physical violence to settle scores with the press that such behaviour would not go unpunished.”Aregawi was dealt blows to the back of the head with a stone by one or several men as he was leaving his son’s school in the capital’s Bole district at about 4 p.m. on 31 October. He lost consciousness immediately and, bleeding heavily from his injuries, was rushed to Hayat hospital in a serious condition. Journalists at The Reporter said one of his assailants was arrested, as was the driver of a taxi they were going to use to get away. The police are investigating.The newspaper’s staff said the motive for the attack was not yet known. Aregawi had received threatening phone calls. He was arrested on 22 August after a large privately-owned brewery brought a libel complaint against the newspaper and was released five days later on payment of a small bail amount. The libel suit was withdrawn soon afterwards.The Reporter is owned by Media & Communication Centre, a company created and run by Aregawi, who used to head Ethiopia’s public television broadcaster. He is one of the country’s best-known journalists. Organisation News to go further RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia RSF_en EthiopiaAfrica News May 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information February 10, 2021 Find out more
Ever since it was first announced, Grateful Dead fans have been quite eager to see the Martin Scorsese-produced documentary that chronicles the Dead’s prolific career. While it was initially intended for the band’s 50th anniversary, a new interview with filmmaker Justin Kreutzmann may shed some light on the delays.Kreutzmann spoke to the Asbury Park Press ahead of the Asbury Park Music In Film Festival, where he’ll be on hand for a “Growing Up Dead” panel discussion with former NHL player Jim Dowd. The festival has a number of Grateful Dead themed events planned, including a screening of Grateful Dawg to examine the relationship between Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. The Glimmer Grass Band is set to play a bluegrass tribute set to the Dead, and there will be a discussion of the new Scorsese film (but no screening just yet) with Kreutzmann, director Amir Bar-Lev and producers Nick Koskoff and Eric Eisner.In an interview on the Asbury Park Press’s podcast, “Fan Theory,” Kreutzmann goes into his life growing up as the son of drummer Bill Kreutzmann. He also talks about the new film, explaining why the film is taking so long to create.”The film could stand on its own just with some of the finds that are in there and some of the stuff that I’ve never seen. … I feel I’ve seen a lot of stuff so if I haven’t seen it I’m guessing it will be new to a lot of people. And, it’s amazing footage,” Kreutzmann said. “But the way the story is being told it’s really emotional and it had a big impact on me.”He continued, “Like I said, I’m probably the most jaded Grateful Dead viewer you could ever imagine, but I think it’s going to be well worth the wait and I’m glad we’re taking our time to really do it right because it’s one of those stories that you can’t just rush through it. It’s a big story with a lot of different characters and a lot of music. So I think we’re not too far off. It’ll see the light of day fairly soon.”You can listen to the full interview below:
When credit unions highlight the credit union difference on their websites does it make a difference when it comes to financial performance?Yes it does, according to a Filene review of nearly 400 credit union websites. Financial cooperatives that showcased or prominently displayed the credit union difference, in whatever form, perform better across key performance metrics such as asset growth and return on assets.The review was compiled for Filene by Luis G. Dopico, a Filene economist, Taylor C. Nelms, Filene’s senior director of research and Andrew Turner, a lecturer for the University of Wisconsin Law School.Turner evaluated 378 credit union websites and classified them as to whether and how strongly they highlight the credit union difference. The three categories were “very explicit,” which stands for credit unions that highlighted the credit union difference in detail on their homepage, “more explicit,” which means credit unions highlighted the credit union difference on their website, and “less explicit,” which stands for credit unions that did not highlight the credit union difference on their website. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
If the use of derivatives were “taken away from us”, Van der Struik said, “we would be nothing but a bond fund”.He also pointed to major differences of opinion on what was considered ‘illiquid’ – the insurance-linked bonds PGGM manages, for example, are “much less sought after, as they are less liquid”.Van der Struik added half-jokingly that there must be “no crisis at the end of a quarter, please”, as there was no liquidity in the repo market, which would stoke “fire sales” even further.He also warned that, if the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) on collateral for derivatives and mandatory central clearing were applied to pension funds – for the first time – from 2017, they would incur “major costs”.According to PGGM’s calculations, mandatory central clearing could reduce pension payouts from Dutch pension plans by nearly 3% annually and pensions in the UK from second-pillar vehicles by 2.4%.“The pensioner is going to pay a disproportionately large part of the bill for a safe financial system,” Van der Struik said.To the problem of collateral transformation, he said, one solution would be to give pension funds direct access to lenders.This would be “the key” to transforming assets other than bonds into collateral, according to Van der Struik.“I also need my equities to transform into cash for margin requirements,” he said. He said pension funds would not use their direct access to collateral transformation on a daily basis, “but we want to have it just in case”. “A crisis,” he added, “might force pension funds into fire sales because quotas must be fulfilled.” Pension funds could be forced into “fire sales” if regulation on cash collateral for derivatives is upheld, according to Roelof van der Struik, investment manager at the €180bn Dutch pension fund manager PGGM.Speaking at the ISLA conference in Vienna, he claimed there was a “discrepancy” between regulatory requirements and the investment “reality” for European pension funds.“The regulator wants us to hedge our liabilities, so we therefore need to use derivatives,” he said.“But it also wants us to invest in the real economy, so it is not strange to think a significant part of our money is in infrastructure and other completely illiquid assets.”
New Delhi: Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has slammed all-rounder Hardik Pandya by saying that he doesn’t deserve to get labelled as an all-rounder following his poor display in the ongoing Test series against England. Pandya has scored a mere 90 runs in four innings so far and has picked up only 3 wickets in conditions which is extremely favourable for seam bowling.The lacklustre performances have made the ‘Turbanator’ question Pandya’s selection and his ability to perform consistently in the longest format of the game.ALSO READ: Virat Kohli’s appeals to fans ‘Never give up on us’“Hardik Pandya has failed to get many runs as a batsman and Virat Kohli does not seem to be very confident about his bowling,” Singh told Aaj Tak adding that if he constantly fails to perform in these conditions then his place in the team is in danger.”The veteran cricketer asked the flamboyant Pandya to learn from the English all-rounders and work hard towards learning the tricks of Test cricket.ALSO READ: Facebook to air LaLiga matches for free in Indian subcontinent“We have to remove the all-rounder tag from him as an all-rounder contributes in both batting and bowling department like Ben Stokes and Sam Curran did in the first match and now Woakes at the Lord’s and the same is expected from Pandya,” Singh said.Ben Stokes has picked up six wickets in the first Test while Curran played a vital role with both bat and ball and was named the Man of the Match at the Edgbaston Test. Meanwhile, Woakes scored a sensational century with the bat and picked up a four-fer with the ball at the Lord’s. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.