Collins Stewart hikes dividend

first_img whatsapp Broker and financial services group Collins Stewart raised its final dividend for the first time in four years as it posted a three per cent rise in full-year profits.Collins Stewart reported a pre-tax profit of £19m for the year to 31 December, up from £18.4m the previous year, reflecting growth in all its main businesses.The company also proposed raising its final dividend by 31 per cent to 1.7 pence the first time it had increased the dividend since 2007.“Against the backdrop of a challenging external environment, we have reported a strong set of results with growth in revenue and profits,” Chief Executive Mark Brown said in a statement.“They represent the rewards of two years of hard work and although the turnaround programme that started in late 2008 is far from complete, our business is now well positioned and has considerable momentum for continued growth,” he added. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todayautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Collins Stewart hikes dividend Share Tags: NULL Tuesday 15 March 2011 4:31 amcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com John Dunne last_img read more

Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgIkeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ikeja Hotel Plc (IKEJAH.ng)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileIkeja Hotel Plc is a hotel development and management company with direct or indirect ownership of Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Federal Palace Hotels & Casino. The company targets the leisure, business and convention markets in Opebi, Ikeja and Lagos. Sheraton Lagos Hotel has 340 guest rooms and an impressive array of conferencing and recreational facilities, making it one of the largest hotels in Nigeria. Sheraton Abuja Hotel has 575 rooms and conference, restaurants and recreational facilities. Sun International’s Federal Palace Hotel & Casino is a luxury 5-star hotel conveniently located in the heart of Victoria Island’s commercial district and boasts luxury accommodation, a casino, conference facilities and an array of restaurants, bars and recreational facilities. Established in 1972 and formerly known as Properties Development Limited, the company changed its name to Ikeja Hotel Limited in 1980. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ikeja Hotel Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Sandbags now available in Apopka

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! TAGSCity of ApopkaSandbags Previous articleMullinax Ford charity test-drive event postponedNext articleBurglary forces lockdown at two Apopka schools Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here They used to tell people to take masking tape and criss- cross their window glass panes in case of flying debris and it would help prevent the glass from shattering everywhere in case of breaks, the tape would hold it all together. My mom and me did that on all the windows back years ago, and that was the hardest mess to get off, and we said after those hurricanes and after the sun had baked the masking tape on in about a week, we were never ever going to do that again, that the windows would just have to shatter everywhere, as it was a nightmare to remove. We saw homes after the hurricanes everywhere months later and their masking tape was still criss-crossed across the windows too. My advice, don’t even think of doing that. The weather people used to tell you to do it!!!! True, plywood also can become more dangerous as a flying projectile. Storm shutters that are steel may work. Always have a backup plan! Mama Mia Mama Mia Make sure you buy a couple of flashlights, batteries, pet food, manual can opener, loaf bread, canned stuff, snacks, toilet paper, soft drinks, paper towels, and in my husband’s case, cigarettes, beer, and marshmallows, LOL Je Vizzusi Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply center_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate October 4, 2016 at 7:11 pm September 6, 2017 at 9:21 pm 3 COMMENTS The City of Apopka has made sandbags available to City residents and businesses during the day at the Public Services facility located at the corner of South Highland Avenue and East 8th Street.The entrance to the facility is across the street from 204 South Highland Avenue, Apopka, Fl 32703.To get there drive south on Highland from Main Street. Go straight at the stop sign at East 8th Street and look for the Sandbags sign.Alternatively, drive east on East 8th Street from South Park Avenue. Turn right at the stop sign onto South Highland. Look for the Sandbags sign.A limit of 10 bags with sand will be available per recipient while supplies last.Bring your own shovel to avoid the line. Reply Please enter your name here Reply October 4, 2016 at 7:03 pm The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Learn more about Brad Thorn, one of the most decorated men in rugby

first_imgWednesday Aug 20, 2014 Learn more about Brad Thorn, one of the most decorated men in rugby Yesterday it was confirmed that 39-year-old All Blacks World Cup winner Brad Thorn has signed for Leicester Tigers. The guy who has won just about everything now has an Aviva Premiership title in his sights. Below is a brilliant piece on the great man.Brad Thorn’s story, a lengthy tale, is as fascinating as is his ability to still play top flight, competitive rugby at the age of nearly 40. In fact he’ll be that during the season at his new club, the Tigers.“He will turn 40 during the season but if anyone questions his age or commitment, you wait until you meet him,” said Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby, Richard Cockerill, who also described Thorn as ‘one of the great all-time rugby players the world has ever seen’.Thorn has famously won a Rugby World Cup, a Heineken Cup and a Super Rugby title, to name a few. He’s also represented Australia at Rugby League, and been a star of the NRL.“He is a very driven individual. He wants to play in the Premiership and he wants to win the Premiership. He is 39 years old but he wants to play for another season. We look forward to seeing him and bringing that experience into the squad,” added Cockerill.Thorn will be available for Leicester Tigers at the end of September, after having signed a one year deal. He is thought to be an ideal replacement for Steve Mafi, who is moving to the Western Force.The video below was actually made as a promotion for the Bledisloe Cup, but it gives you some insight into what drives the man, and where he comes from. It’s a must watch so please share with your rugby loving friends if you enjoy it.MORE: Watch Brad Thorn’s Building Blocks training videos to see exactly how he manages to stay in such incredible shape for a guy of his, or any age. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Player Features Related Articles 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell… 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary… 30 WEEKS AGO The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House M / Caramel Architekten

first_imgPhotographs:  Otto HainzlText description provided by the architects. Sitting on the slope of pöstlingberg in linz, the 12 x 12 meter cube takes full advantage of the lot by establishing itself as far into the north-eastern corner of the site as building codes permit. These two sides have a very hermetic appearance, thus preventing neighbors from looking in. Save this picture!© Otto HainzlBy contrast, the house opens itself toward the south and west with two all-glass façades. the west side of the building offers a magnificent view of the danube valley and receives sunlight until late in the evening; an externally mounted textile curtain guards against excessive sunlight and overheating. The south façade pulls away from the edge of the cube in free-form retreat, producing a covered terrace area. extending directly from the terrace is a large swimming pond. Save this picture!© Otto HainzlMoving inwards from the southwest open kitchen / dining / living areas that face the swimming pond, one comes to the non-public bedroom units lying to the northeast. Save this picture!© Otto HainzlThe cellarless house is made out of prefabricated high-performance structural insulated panels, which were installed onto the concrete floor slab in only a few hours with the help of a truck-mounted crane. The diagonally arranged pillars along the west façade provide structural reinforcement. Save this picture!© Otto HainzlSlightly inclined toward the east, the roof slab offers gutterless drainage over the façade and into a gravel-filled french drain at the back of the house. Save this picture!© Otto HainzlThe cube is enveloped in synthetic membranes. For the roof area white epdm was used; for the façade area (invisibly welded to the roof liner), white teflon-coated pvc, which was secured at intervals through the thermal insulation layer between the outer membrane and the structural panels. Save this picture!© Otto HainzlThe simple form of the building volume, the high degree of prefabrication, its excellent cellulose-fiber thermal insulation, as well as the application of calorific value technology and external shading all contribute to making this a very economical and ecological building.Save this picture!© Otto HainzlProject gallerySee allShow lessHabits, Patterns, Algorithms: 1998-2008 / Stephan JaklitschArticles2010 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green ProjectsArticles Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Otto Hainzl+ 12 Share Photographs “COPY” Architects: Caramel Architekten Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily House M / Caramel ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHouse M / Caramel Architekten Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/57230/house-m-caramel-architekten Clipboard Year:  Houses Area:  112 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2007 House M / Caramel Architekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/57230/house-m-caramel-architekten Clipboard CopyHouses•Urfahr-Umgebung District, Austria Austria CopyAbout this officeCaramel ArchitektenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesUrfahr-Umgebung DistrictAustriaPublished on April 23, 2010Cite: “House M / Caramel Architekten” 23 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Skyline offers to handle charity of the year initiatives

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Events Skyline believes that its initiative will help charities handle these issues without losing their focus on other fundraising. Corporate Development Manager Ciara Herron said: “Following the relationships we have built over the years with Community Fundraisers, we are increasingly being asked to be involved with Corporate Fundraisers and their partnerships with companies. Our Charity of the Year scheme will ease the large influx of work associated with these type of campaigns”. Skylines Charity of the Year services include Skylines Events, a nationwide fundraising events programme that provides corporate supporters with a ready-made employee fundraising scheme; Bespoke Events, signature events created especially for a campaign; Hotline, where Skyline can handle all the charity’s and corporate’s calls on one central number; Marketing Advice; and Bespoke Database, Skyline’s specialised in-house fundraising database. Skyline offers to handle charity of the year initiatives 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.  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 5 October 2003 | News A new service from events specialist Skyline will let charities and companies outsource the administration, customer care and event management of their charity of the year partnerships.Skyline’s new Charity of the Year services have grown out of the company’s involvement in the large Tesco Charity of the Year campaigns. Being chosen as a Charity of the Year can offer a charity a valuable opportunity to raise funds and form lasting bonds with corporate supporters. However, the workload associated with corporate partnerships can be significant: some charities end up recruiting additional personnel to handle the partnership. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

giveonthemobile

first_imggiveonthemobile AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital  28 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  27 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 March 2012 | News Promotional video for giveonthemobile, the mobile giving tool. The animated ad has been created with help from the Old Vic Theatre and the Kevin Spacey Foundation.www.giveonthemobile.com About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Labor defends Puerto Rican Day Parade

first_imgThe following statement was issued by the Workers World Party Labor Fraction. Contact [email protected] a major political attack on the 2017 National Puerto Rican Day Parade, and on any who are welcoming recently freed Independence activist Oscar López Rivera to New York City this week, the workers’ movement will be represented at several events.We salute the position taken by Service Employees International Union locals 1199 and 32-BJ, as well as the Labor Council on Latin American Advancement chapter, in defense of the Puerto Rican community’s right to choose its own heroes. The June 11 parade’s labor contingents also include Communication Workers of America Local 1180’s Hispanic Committee, Transit Workers Union Local 100 and the National Lawyers’ Guild, among others. A Labor, Community & Faith Breakfast to welcome Oscar López Rivera will take place.The class divide is clear when contrasting this to the corporate exploiters who have imposed their logos on the parade in past years, but pulled their financial support last month. Why should any worker side with the likes of AT&T–still denying a good contract to its CWA Mobility workforce; McDonald´s–exposed by the Fight for $15 for its low wages and high rates of sexual harassment; or Coca-Cola–implicated in deaths of Colombian unionists?In the days following the parade, a lunchtime picket of Santander bank for its rule in the financial crisis is expected to draw many workers, and the Movement of Rank-and-File Educators (MORE) Caucus of UFT is hosting Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico president Mercedes Martinez.We urge all workers’ organizations internationally to take action in solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico against the PROMESA austerity that threatens schools, jobs, health and the environment. #DefendPRParadeFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Farm Bureau Turns 100

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Indiana Farm Bureau Turns 100 Previous articleTechnology Helping Golden Harvest Seed Advisors Make Better RecommendationsNext articleIt’s the 100th Anniversary of Indiana Farm Bureau on the HAT Monday Morning Edition Andy Eubank SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau Turns 100 Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Mar 24, 2019 INFB-is-100Today it’s a big anniversary, the 100th for Indiana Farm Bureau. The organization is celebrating all year but is marking the date of its founding in 1919 with ceremonies at the Indiana Statehouse, including the signing of a proclamation declaring this Indiana Farm Bureau day.On March 25, 1919, the name was Indiana Federation of Farmers’ Associations and it was one of the first in the nation. The first meeting was at the Claypool Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, and it was there that the foundation for advocating and protecting farmers and their interests began to be built.Indiana Farm Bureau was started by just a few farmers, but it grew in strength as membership hit 100,000 in 1952 and then 250,000 in 1977. Growth in INFB has come through its county Farm Bureaus in all 92 counties, a true grassroots organization from the start.In 1922, just two years after women earned the right to vote in the United States, INFB outlined a program to incorporate women into the organization and a year later the first woman was elected to the board of directors. Today a strong and very active part of Indiana Farm Bureau is the Women’s Leadership Committee.Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance became a part of INFB in 1934 and the next year they sold the first insurance policy.So what does Indiana Farm Bureau do? It has always focused on educating Hoosiers about the issues and concerns of Indiana farmers and rural communities and has encouraged its members to advocate for their needs locally and at the state and national levels. One early example was in 1939 when 15,000 INFB members marched to the Statehouse to successfully save the Gross Income Tax repeal. To this day the organization prioritizes property tax issues, and just three years ago INFB helped reduce farmland property taxes by approximately $500 million.Farm Bureau educates through Agriculture in the Classroom, where volunteers teach children about farming and where their food comes from. In 2019 those are valuable lessons for kids and adults. INFB runs the Young Farmers program for young adults in agriculture. That effort started in 1938 with the formation of Indiana Rural Youth.Current Indiana Farm Bureau president Randy Kron sums it up easily when asked why the organization is stronger than ever at 100 years. “When I look all around our state, it’s our grass roots network that makes Farm Bureau who we are. We are a wide-reaching, member-driven organization with dedicated volunteers in every county in the state. As INFB members, we’re so proud of the legacy of this organization and we look forward to doing our part to carry that legacy into the next century. I’m confident that we will remain true to the founding purpose of this organization – to be the voice of Indiana’s agricultural community – and continue to be a vital part of one of Indiana’s largest industries.”Happy 100th Indiana Farm Bureau, and enjoy a well-deserved day of celebration and recognition at the statehouse today.To learn more about INFB’s rich history, visit www.infarmbureau.org/about/history/INFB100.Source: INFB (Photos also courtesy Indiana Farm Bureau)last_img read more

Opposition journalist latest victim in Azerbaijan crackdown

first_imgWhen the authorities find themselves unable to neutralize journalists and civil society activists, they resort to targeting their families. Blackmail has been used against a number of them with the aim of persuading the activists to halt their activities. Murad Adilov, the brother of the journalist Natiq Adilov and himself active in the opposition Popular Front party, was arrested on 12 August for illegal possession of drugs, a charge often used in political cases. Natiq Adilov, a reporter for Azadlig and presenter of the programme “Azerbaycan Saati” was prevented by Azeri border guards from crossing into Georgia on 8 September. The guards told him his passport was “no longer valid”, although it does not expire until 2020. Numerous activists, including human rights campaigner Leyla Yunus, have recently been prevented from leaving the country before being arrested. At a news conference on 29 August, the head of the presidential administration, Ramiz Mehdiyev, told news organizations the basis of their activities should be patriotism and loyalty to the state, and that all “honest and decent” people recognized the government’s achievements.Any criticism, he said, was the work of “anti-Azerbaijani networks” and “hostile forces” which he vowed to crush. Mehdiyev mentioned the newspaper Azadlig and the Azeri service of Radio Free Europe, Radio Azadlig, as among the “fifth-columnists” bent on discrediting the authorities. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Seymour Khaziyev, a reporter with the opposition daily Azadlig, joined the long list of journalists imprisoned in Azerbaijan when a judged ordered his detention for at least two months on 30 August on a charge of “aggravated hooliganism”.He faces a possible prison sentence of between three and seven years if convicted. Reporters Without Borders says he was a victim of provocation and demands his immediate release. News June 4, 2021 Find out more Organisation AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia to go further RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia center_img News RSF_en Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh June 8, 2021 Find out more September 11, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition journalist latest victim in Azerbaijan crackdown Follow the news on Azerbaijan April 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Provocation used again as a weapon of intimidation Khaziyev is an eminent Azadlig reporter and is also a presenter of the programme “Azerbaycan Saati” broadcast via the Internet and by satellite. He was arrested on 29 August near his home in the village of Jeyranbatan, on the outskirts of Baku, after an altercation with an unidentified man. Khaziyev was assaulted by the other man and defended himself using a bottle he was holding.The police arrived quickly on the scene and arrested only the journalist, who was charged the next day with “hooliganism committed with a weapon or an object used as a weapon” under article 221.3 of the criminal code and was ordered to be held in pre-trial custody. His attacker, Maherram Hasanov, was in turn arrested on 3 September and charged with hooliganism.Khaziyev’s lawyer and colleagues argued that he had been provoked and Hasanov was arrested merely to give the impression that the investigation was fair. This kind of tactic is used regularly against independent journalists and opposition activists.Azadlig’s editor, Ganimat Zahid, was arrested in November 2007 and sentenced to four years’ imprisonment, also for “aggravated hooliganism”, while the other party in the case served just six months behind bars. Two prominent bloggers, Emin Milli and Adnan Hadjizade also served several years for hooliganism.In March 2011, Khaziyev was abducted and tortured for several hours by unidentified men who advised him to be as “intelligent and quiet as the others.” Freedom of information being exterminated Azerbaijan, already ranked 160th of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index, has been conducting an unprecedented offensive against the last remnants of civil society over the past few months. The Baku office of IREX, an international NGO that promotes media development, was raided on 5 September and its IT equipment and documents were seized. IREX’s bank accounts were frozen during the summer, like those of some 40 other NGOs. The heads of several of the NGOs have been imprisoned, and others have fled or been forced to halt their activities. Help by sharing this information last_img read more