Here’s how I’d invest £250 per month in a Stocks and Shares ISA in 2021 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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The 100 Best Players In The World: 10-4 Top Prop: Mako is the highest prop in our list (Getty Images) The 100 Best Players In The World: 10-4 Our next section of the 100 best players… Basic stats fail to convey the bruising dominance he brings to collisions. Nor should his jackling skills be overlooked, Saracens sometimes deploying him just behind the defensive line close to the ruck where he’s ready to pounce for a turnover following the tackle.Bone Jarring: Vunipola puts in a big hit on Gael Fickou (Getty Images)The double Lion collects Man of the Match awards like others collect trinkets and after another of those, in last year’s Premiership final, Alex Goode spoke for his appreciative Saracens team-mates. Expand The 100 Best Players In The World: 1 Alun Wyn Jones The 100 Best Players In The World: 20-11 The 100 Best Players In The World: 100-91 Beauden Barrett narrowly misses out on top spot… Expand Expand “The involvement Mako has, and for them all to be so positive – carries, hits, decision-making – is brilliant. He’s a massive leader for us. He’s a joy to play with – a brilliant, brilliant player.” The 100 Best Players In The World: 2 Beauden Barrett Expand The 100 Best Players In The World: 40-31 The 100 Best Players In The World: 1 Alun Wyn Jones The 100 Best Players In The World: 50-41 Expand The 100 Best Players In The World: 70-61 The 100 Best Players In The World: 70-61 The 100 Best Players In The World: 60-51 Welsh talisman Alun Wyn Jones takes the top… Expand Our next section of the 100 best players… Our next section of the 100 best players… Our next section of the 100 best players… The 100 Best Players In The World: 90-81 The 100 Best Players In The World: 50-41 Our next section of the 100 best players… The 100 Best Players In The World: 3 Mako Vunipola3 Mako VunipolaAge 28 (14 January 1991) Position PropNews that a torn hamstring would compromise his Rugby World Cup preparations sent tremors through the England camp. The loosehead’s prodigious work-rate – as a carrier and tackler – makes him the world’s leading prop when supplemented by his growing authority as a scrummager.Club and Country: Mako has had success at every level of the game (Getty Images)We named him at No 27 in our previous ‘best players’ list but his remorseless physicality has since gone up a notch. Against Cardiff Blues in December, he marked his first outing for two months with eight gain-line successes, a 100% tackle success, three defenders beaten and a broken nose – “It was bent anyway,” he quipped. It was a typically robust performance, and one that he was to repeat in England’s superb win in Dublin at the start of the Six Nations. The 100 Best Players In The World: 20-11 Expand The 100 Best Players In The World: 100-91 Take a look at who has made it… The 100 Best Players In The World: 30-21 The 100 Best Players In The World: 60-51 Our bronze medallist in the list of the Top 100 Players in the World goes to England prop Mako Vunipola. The 100 Best Players In The World: 90-81 We kick off our list of the 100… Our next section of the 100 best players… The 100 Best Players In The World: 30-21 Expand Our next section of the 100 best players… The 100 Best Players In The World: 40-31 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Expand The 100 Best Players In The World: 2 Beauden Barrett Our next section of the 100 best players… The 100 Best Players In The World: 80-71 Collapse Expand The 100 Best Players In The World: 80-71 Expand Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter.
CopyHouses•Mexico City, Mexico Mexico “COPY” Projects Year: “COPY” House of Stone / Jorge Hernández de la Garza Architects: Jorge Hernández de la Garza Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJorge Hernández de la GarzaOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityMexicoPublished on March 03, 2018Cite: “House of Stone / Jorge Hernández de la Garza ” [Casa en la Piedra / Jorge Hernández de la Garza ] 03 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Nathalie Rozencwajg, Michel da Costa Gonçalves Design Team:RARE ArchitecturePlanning Consultants:Gerald EveHeritage Consultant:Montagu EvansCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© NAARORecommended ProductsCorporate ApplicationsVELUX CommercialVELUX Modular Skylights in UK Hydrographic OfficeCorporate ApplicationsBradley Corporation USACase Study: Restrooms at O’Hare International AirportWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. An innovative residential block creates a new typology within the Westminster conservation area This new high-end residential development in London initiated by Land Securities sought to create an innovative combination of 28 apartments and 3 townhouses within a single block. A complex site in the Birdcage Conservation Area, close to Buckingham Palace, straddles two streets, each with its distinct character and urban forms of traditional London row townhouses to the west and grand Victorian mansion blocks to the east. The project demanded a particularly sensitive approach to context to achieve a coherent and unified scheme within a complex single volume whereby a mansion sized core building is combined with a more domestically scaled interpretation of townhouses.Save this picture!© NAAROSave this picture!Second floor planSave this picture!ElevationThe difference in scales is partly mediated through an innovative treatment of the classic bow window. We worked closely with façade specialists at Arup to develop the concept: a contemporary take on one of the recurring themes of English domestic architecture. The treatment references the historic context of the surrounding areas but also provides a visually distinctive and contemporary façade. The curved window glazing protrudes from the building to give a sculptural quality to the elevations, animating the streetscape with convex and concave forms. It also creates valuable additional interior area offering a semi-external floating space which is simultaneously inside and outside. Throughout, materials are approached in a similarly creative manner. Subtle changes are made within the brick laying to ensure unity across the scheme but also create distinction between the facades for both mansion and townhouses.Save this picture!© NAAROThe building incorporates a range of sustainable and energy efficient measures, such as living roofs, and photovoltaics, to provide benefits for the building, its occupants and surrounding environment and achieved a level 4 Code for Sustainable Living. The project required extensive and careful negotiation with stakeholders to create a ground breaking scheme which achieves urban densification and contextual sensitivity. Robust design principles established at the outset proved their resilience across changing developers. Castle Lane is an example of bespoke, intelligent design which helps our clients build brands and develop striking end products.Save this picture!© NAAROProject gallerySee allShow lessCabin in Malalcahuello / Iragüen Viñuela ArquitectosSelected ProjectsA Display of Informal Architecture: New Documentary on the Ukrainian Makeshift Balco…ArticlesProject locationAddress:Castle Ln, Westminster, London SW1E, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” United Kingdom ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941058/iv-castel-lane-apartments-name-architecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941058/iv-castel-lane-apartments-name-architecture Clipboard IV Castel Lane Apartments / NAME architecture Photographs: NAARO Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyApartments•United Kingdom Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cricursa, IQ Glass, Idblocks, McNeel Lead Architects: Parmarbrook Apartments 2017 Photographs Projects ArchDaily Save this picture!© NAARO+ 14Curated by María Francisca González Share Architects: NAME architecture Area Area of this architecture project IV Castel Lane Apartments / NAME architectureSave this projectSaveIV Castel Lane Apartments / NAME architecture Structural Engineering: Year: Area: 4600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNAME architectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOn FacebookUnited KingdomPublished on June 07, 2020Cite: “IV Castel Lane Apartments / NAME architecture” 07 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Melanie May | 10 June 2016 | News Fundraising think tank Rogare has launched its annual recruitment drive for new members of its Advisory Panel, and has partnered with US strategic fundraising agency Pursuant to expand its reach in the US and Canada.Pursuant has become Rogare’s new lead associate member in North America, and its first associate member based outside the UK. This year’s recruitment drive will focus on the US and Canada, as well as seeking new members from the UK and worldwide, aided by the Resource Alliance.Rogare is looking to enlist the best new and emerging thinkers in North America to the new ‘critical fundraising’ movement. This ’movement’ is driven by a panel of fundraisers who share Rogare’s outlook to constructively challenge and critique current professional practice and ideas.Until now, panelists have been largely drawn from the UK – 50 of the 66-strong group work for British organisations, although five US-based fundraisers and one Canadian also sit on the panel.Rogare has decided to expand its reach into North America as a result of the interest shown in its work in the USA since the publication of its relationship fundraising review earlier this year.The main task for advisory panel members is to ensure that new ideas that come out of Rogare – such as the relationship fundraising review – are translated into professional practice. Panel members will also identify gaps in the profession’s knowledge base that Rogare can fill.Pursuant will take a guiding role in recruiting members from North America and will lead the panel’s efforts to embed this critical mode of thought into professional practice. As part of its commitment to this endeavor, Pursuant will host a “retreat” for the US and Canadian members of the panel in Colorado Springs in November.Ian MacQuillin, Rogare’s director, says:“Our goal is to bring on the next generation of fundraising thought leaders, those who want to make sure that decisions in their own practice and changes to the profession are always based not just on the best evidence but also the best ideas and theory. We are putting together a global movement to make sure that all developments of the fundraising profession are based on the best possible theory and evidence. This is an exciting opportunity for fundraisers with excellent critical thinking skills to be part of the movement that delivers this change.”Rogare hopes to recruit between 20-30 new members from the US and Canada.How to apply:Using “critical fundraising principles,” applicants will be asked to write a 500-word essay that describes what they think are the biggest challenges facing fundraising and what they would do to tackle it.This will be assessed by the following selection panel:• Laura Boulton – conference and strategy director, The Resource Alliance (UK/Global)• Curt Swindoll – executive vice president, strategy, Pursuant (USA)• Nathan Hand – director of advancement, The Oaks Academy (USA)• Howard Lake – managing director, UK Fundraising website (UK)• Ian MacQuillin – director, Rogare (UK)• Clive Pedley – managing director, Giving Architects (New Zealand)• Marc Pitman – the Fundraising Coach (USA)• Adrian Salmon – vice president, Grenzbach Glier and Associates (UK/USA).The application process runs until 1 July 2016, and application packs can be downloaded from: www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools/plymouth-business- school/rogare-advisory-panelTo be eligible to join Rogare’s Advisory Panel, applicants must be fundraisers working for a charity or nonprofit organisation or fundraising consultants working on their own or as part of a team of two.Successful applicants will work serve on the panel, helping to transfer Rogare’s theoretical outputs into professional practice, during the two academic years 2016-17 and 2017-18. 48 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 47 total views, 1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Rogare launches annual Advisory Panel recruitment drive with focus on USA & Canada Tagged with: recruitment Rogare
Chicago – It is often noted that May Day had its origins here in Chicago. Two days after 40,000 workers marched for the 8-hour day on May 1, 1886, company detectives shot seven striking workers picketing the McCormick Harvester reaper factory.At a massive protest rally at Haymarket Square the next evening, a provocateur’s bomb killed several police, leading to the frame-up of eight anarchists, most of whom were not even at Haymarket Square that evening. Four of them were hanged. This familiar history is recited at annual May Day celebrations everywhere.But it is not often noted that Eleanor Marx — daughter of Karl Marx, the communist movement’s chief theoretician who had died three years earlier — visited Cook County Jail in Chicago in November 1886 and met with the imprisoned defendants as they awaited resolution of their futile appeals. The younger Marx, who was on a speaking tour of the United States to promote socialist ideas and organization, demanded justice for the condemned Chicago anarchists at every stop.Upon her return home to London, she urged the working class in England to “strengthen the hands of their [U.S.] American brethren by holding meetings and passing resolutions protesting against the judicial murder of these men and demanding a new trial.”Although Eleanor Marx was strongly opposed to anarchist ideology, she believed it critical that communists defend all workers who suffer repression at the hands of the capitalist state. As she and her partner Edward Aveling wrote in their essay, “The Chicago Anarchists,” “Our position of antagonism to the teachings of Anarchism strengthens our position in asking justice for the condemned men.”On this May Day, recalling Eleanor Marx’s appeal for working-class solidarity against capitalist repression can only strengthen our resolve to build a mass movement of the workers and oppressed to fight for socialism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
China and Cuba have made significant scientific advances in curbing the COVID-19 pandemic. China is considered the world’s front-runner in the development of a vaccine, while Cuba’s antiviral drug, Interferon Alpha 2b, is reducing the number of deaths. Both countries, in outstanding acts of socialist internationalism, are sending doctors and medical supplies to suffering countries in the midst of the pandemic.In contrast, the U.S. has a weak health care system infected by capitalism with no centralized plan. The government is allowing the virus to spread by relying on for-profit companies to supply testing kits and necessary medical equipment in the country.The U.S. administration is worsening the virus globally by increasing sanctions and blocking aid to over 39 countries, containing one-third of the world’s peoples.On Dec. 31, China had alerted the World Health Organization about a new strain of the coronavirus that was causing a severe respiratory illness. WHO named the disease COVID-19. The actual virus that causes the disease is SARS-CoV-2, which was so designated by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.Chinese doctors answer desperate call from Italy for medical help.Within a week, Chinese scientists had isolated the virus from a patient, sequenced its genome and published the information for the world to freely use. China’s speed in sequencing a previously unknown genome was unprecedented.Creating a vaccine for COVID-19There are seven known coronaviruses and they all cause respiratory infections in humans. Once a coronavirus enters the body, it advances directly to the lungs and can cause a range of respiratory symptoms from dry cough to fever to viral pneumonia. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they transmit from animals to people.The new, recent coronavirus, COVID-19, has a genome similar to SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), MERS (Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome) and avian flu, which can only be contracted through direct contact with birds.Coronaviruses are covered with spikes that form a crown or corona around the virus. These attach to lung cells with their spikes, allowing them to invade and kill the cells.Many scientists are working on vaccines by focusing on two features of the virus — the hooks at the end of the spikes and also the point of contact where those hooks cleave or crack the cell wall to gain entrance into the cell.China leadsAs of March 14, China’s CanSinoBio lab had begun testing a vaccine for COVID-19 in Wuhan province, where the virus was first identified. The lab developed a genetically altered SARS-CoV-2 virus that was unable to cause infection but was effective in creating antibodies. The vaccine proved safe in trials with animals so scientists are now testing the vaccine on a large group of 108 healthy adults, aged 18 to 60.Chinese scientists successfully created a similar vaccine for Ebola in 2017. They also used their experience and technology to create the new vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.Lagging behind China, a U.S. company, UModerna, says it will begin a smaller set of trials on people in Seattle with a vaccine that uses only a part of the SARS-CoV-2 genome.In a process not yet ready to proceed to human trials, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown, N.Y., genetically modified mice to have human immune systems. The mice are exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, causing a build-up of antibodies to fight the virus. Scientists have isolated the mouse antibodies and will combine them with antibodies from humans who have recovered from COVID-19. The company predicts making an antibody cocktail to use in human trials “soon.”Cuba’s advanced pharmaceutical discoveryCuba may have already developed a successful medicine able to cure some cases of COVID-19.Interferon Alpha 2b is an antiviral drug that Cuba developed during a dengue fever outbreak in the Caribbean in 1981. This interferon drug creates conditions within cells that limit the replication of the SARS-CoV-2 and MERS viruses.Interferon is a naturally occurring chemical in cells that alerts nearby cells of an invading virus, causing them to heighten their antiviral defenses. Dengue fever and coronaviruses have evolved the ability to destroy interferon and get through a cell’s defenses.Cuba’s Interferon Alpha 2b was designed to mimic the response of the cells’ natural interferon and thus boost the immune system against the illness.Cuba and China unite to fight COVID-19In China, the Cuban-Chinese company, ChangHeber, has been producing Interferon Alpha 2b since 2003. That drug helps people with compromised immune systems avoid some of the complications of viral invasions.As soon as COVID-19 was identified, China began using Interferon Alpha 2b on people who were infected by the virus, with over 1,500 people improving under the treatment. Cuban biotech specialist Dr. Luis Herrera Martinez explained that “its use prevents aggravation and complications in patients reaching that stage that ultimately can result in death.” Dr. Herrera Martinez is the creator of Interferon Alpha 2b. (tinyurl.com/ur4sa4n)Martinez asserted, “The world has an opportunity to understand that health is not a commercial asset but a basic right. … [Cuba] has more physicians working abroad than practically any other country in the world, not because we are exporting anything but simply because we want to participate in building a world with better health conditions and living conditions.”After the Lombardy region in northern Italy officially requested doctors and medical help from China and Cuba, both sent an emergency contingent of doctors and nurses. The 52-strong brigade arrived at Italy’s Malpensa airport, near Milan, on March 22 as Italy reported 59,139 COVID-19 cases and 5,476 deaths.This is the sixth medical brigade Cuba has sent abroad in recent days to combat the spread of the new disease, highlighting its revolutionary medical diplomacy. These brigades are being sent at a time when many Cuban hospitals are facing imperialist-imposed difficulties — they’re unable to buy vital medicine abroad largely due to the blockade of decades-old U.S. sanctions.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Receive email alerts BangladeshAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information BangladeshAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders and the BCDJC called for the release of Abdul Mahbud Mahu, who was arrested after criticising the ruling party. They also condemned violence against journalists by ruling party supporters and clandestine armed groups, which is threatening press freedom in Bangladesh. May 19, 2021 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more February 18, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local newspaper editor arrested under special powers act RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Follow the news on Bangladesh to go further News News Organisation News RSF_en Journalist escaped a murder attemptMahbubur Rahman Dulu, correspondent in southern Fakirhat for the Khulna-based daily Janmabhumi narrowly escaped a murder attempt on the evening of 20 February. The journalist was standing close to a grocer’s store in the town market place when a group of seven to eight people opened fire in his direction. The grocer was killed by a stray bullet and a passer-by was injured. Dulu managed to escape from his assailants.________________________________________________________Two press freedom organisations today called on Bangladesh’s interior minister and other authorities to step in and obtain the release of a journalist who was arrested without a warrant in the southeastern town of Cox’s Bazar on 14 February as a result of pressure by a local leader of the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), who objected to his critical articles.Reporters Without Borders and the Bangladesh Centre for Development, Journalism and Communication (BCDJC) also protested against the misuse of special powers act under the Speedy Trial Act to arrest the journalist, Abdul Mahbud Mahu of the local daily Ajker Desh Bidesh, who was just exercising his right to inform.Adopted in 2002, this emergency law allows the police to hold a suspect until tried. Journalists in Cox’s Bazar have met with the local authorities, including the police chief, to demand Mahu’s release.Mahu’s arrest occurred against a backdrop of violence and threats against journalists. Reporters Without Borders and the BCDJC have registered 26 cases of death threats and physical attacks against journalists since the 15 January murder of BBC World Service stringer Manik Saha.The two press freedom organisations criticised the government and its supporters for continuing to endanger the lives of dozens of journalists and restrict their right to report the news. They also deplored the government’s failure to react to Saha’s death by adopting energetic measures aimed at halting the violence.An extreme-left armed group, Purba Bangla Sarbahara, issued letters on 16 February threatening to kill six journalists in the northern town of Gaibandha. The letters gave them 30 days to stop “conspiring” against the group, failing which they would be “killed between 3 p.m. an! d 5 p.m. by activists already infiltrated into the town.” The journalists have asked the police for protection.Members of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the student wing of the ruling BNP, beat up Mokarram Hossain Suvo, the correspondent of the daily Prothom Alo at Dhaka university, on 12 February when he was holding a discussion with other journalists about a column by his editor criticising the BNP’s failure to control the JCD.Masadur Rahman, a civil servant in the eastern district of Bakshiganj, threatened to kill three journalists in the town of Jamalpur on 9 February after they wrote about his alleged involvement in corruption cases.Iqbal Hasan, the correspondent of the daily Janakantha in the northern town of Natore, was attacked outside his home on 7 February by 20 armed BNP members, who were forced to flee when neighbours intervened. Hasan had just written about the torching of the homes of 16 supporters of the opposition Awami League by members of Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal, the BNP’s youth wing.Eleven members of the press club in the western town of Rajshahi were threatened with death in a letter on 6 February from the Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP), which accused them of lying about the PBCP and of being linked with the “class enemies.” The letter added: “Our party’s guerrillas have already killed the journalist Manik Saha and will kill you one by one in the coming months.’ The press club has been put under a police watch.As freelance journalist Zahirul Huq Makhan going home on 6 February in Dhaka, he was intercepted on a street by men who told him to stop writing if he did not want to lose his life.M.A. Awal, the editor of a local weekly based outside Dhaka, Narsinghdir Kagoj, received a death threat by telephone on 6 February after publishing an article about a real estate company’s illegal activities.Prabir Shikder, the daily Janakantha’s staff reporter in the western town of Faridpur, was chased by a car and three motorcycles on 3 February. He escaped his pursuers by mingling with a crowd of Muslim worshippers and then obtaining help from the police. He lost a leg in 2001 as a result of an attack prompted by his reports about an influential businessman.News photographer Shahinur Rahman Bimu of the daily newspaper Jugantor was hit on 24 January in Pakulla (in the northern district of Sonatola) by Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal activists as he was taking a picture of a building that was constructed illegally. A lawyer was also beaten when he tried to defend Bimu. Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists February 22, 2021 Find out more
Organisation Receive email alerts October 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV journalist shot dead in northern city, Islamist group claims responsibility Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms RSF_en February 8, 2021 Find out more NigeriaAfrica NigeriaAfrica Follow the news on Nigeria Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures News Help by sharing this information January 28, 2021 Find out more June 10, 2021 Find out more News Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria to go further Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the fatal shooting of Zakariya Isa, a reporter and cameraman for the state-owned Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), in Maiduguri, the capital of the northeastern state of Borno, on 22 October. His murder has been claimed by Boko Haram, an armed Islamist movement operating in northern Nigeria. Isa was shot several times in the head and chest outside his home at around 7:30 p.m. after attending a mosque. In a statement yesterday claiming responsibility for the murder, Boko Haram spokesman Abul Qaqa accused Isa of being an informant for the Nigerian security agencies. This was disputed by both Isa’s colleagues and the intelligence services.Reporters Without Borders urges investigators not to rule out the possibility that Isa was killed in connection with his work as a journalist.Boko Haram, whose goal is to impose the Sharia in northern Nigeria, threatened to attack news media in September if they misrepresented its activities. Sale Mahdi, the news manager of the local NTA station, said three of its journalists received threatening SMS messages telling them to leave region. Some have also reportedly been harassed by the security forces in connection with their coverage of Boko Haram.Boko Haram is blamed for many shooting attacks on leading figures in northern Nigeria this year as well as a car-bombing of the UN headquarters in Abuja on 26 August that killed 23 people.Photo: NTA logo. News News