National Breweries Plc 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgNational Breweries Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about National Breweries Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Breweries Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Breweries Plc (  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Breweries Plc produces, packages and markets traditional sorghum beer products in Zambia. Popular variants of its opaque beer are Chibuku Shake-Shake and Chibuku Super. The Chibuku beer brands are packaged in cartons and returnable plastic bottles and distributed through a nationwide network. The world-leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, has a 70% majority shareholding in National Breweries but the company is considering sharing a controlling stake to Delta Corporation which is one of the largest holding companies in Zimbabwe by market value. National Breweries is a subsidiary of Zambia Breweries Plc which was previously majority-owned by SAB Miller. National Breweries Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I’d buy shares in this FTSE 100 giant despite falling profits

first_img 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. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Enter Your Email Address Why I’d buy shares in this FTSE 100 giant despite falling profits Shares in the world’s largest spirits maker, Diageo (LSE: DGE), fell yesterday as it took a £1.3bn writedown. It was the latest drinks group to face impairment charges because of the coronavirus. Alongside this, the owner of brands such as Smirnoff and Guinness revealed pre-tax profit dropped 51.8% to £2bn on £11.8bn of net sales, down from £12.9bn the previous year.Reason to buy Diageo sharesI bought Diageo shares as I believe it’s a quality business. An operating profit margin of 32%, which rose 0.8% between 2018 and 2019, shows Diageo is a good operator. One problem is that these impressive margins may be at risk in the short term, as the company said in its results: “Organic operating profit was down 14.4%, ahead of organic net sales, driven by volume declines, cost inflation and unabsorbed fixed costs that were partially offset by short term cost reductions and ongoing productivity benefits”.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…Diageo benefits from having a vast international footprint and scale. So although it’s currently struggling in countries like Nigeria and South Africa, tequila sales for example rose well in North America. It’s this kind of geographic diversification that I think gives Diageo room to keep growing. Diageo’s drinks are sold in over 180 countries.In more usual times the company consistently grows profits year on year. Operating profit grew from £3.7bn to £4bn between 2018 and 2019. Basic earnings per share rose from 121.7p to 130.7p over the same period.The fact it’s paying the same final dividend as last year to me shows some confidence by management in the business. Diageo is still profitable with high free cash flow. All in all, the setback looks temporary and related to Covid-19. As economies open back up I expect the shares to recover.In a similar boat to othersIndeed, some rivals have upgraded expectations. France’s Pernod Ricard, which owns Jameson whiskey and Beefeater gin, last month upgraded its expectations for the full year. It still expects sales to fall, but the outlook was less gloomy than it had been earlier on in the pandemic.Similarly, Rémy Cointreau also said last month that first-half sales would fall less than expected. This was because people were making cocktails at home, helping compensate for falling sales at bars. Diageo could also likely to be a beneficiary of the trend towards more drinking from home. The big question is whether this can truly offset the loss of trade from restaurants and bars. It seems like so far it hasn’t. But that trade is likely to pick up again.Overall the share price in the short term will be tied to Covid-19. Longer term, Diageo remains a buy for me and I’ll likely to add to my holding because of the margins, incremental growth, and strong brands. For me, Diageo is a FTSE 100 company that combines growth and income potential and, for that reason, I like it a lot. See all posts by Andy Rosscenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Andy Ross | Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 | More on: DGE Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Andy Ross owns shares in Diageo. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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. 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Where are they now?: Henson & the IRB Young Players of the Year

first_img2006Josh Holmes is not a name that rolls off the tongue, but in 2006 the Aussie scrum-half was the best player at U19 level in the eyes of the IRB and was seen as a pretender to George Gregan’s throne. Time with the ‘Tahs, Brumbies and Western Force played out and now he works a nine to five job and plays Shute Shield rugby at the weekends for Warringah. A steady decline in comparison to the U21 winner, Lionel Beauxis…2007Robbie Fruean, the sole winner of an award in ’07, has progressed and impressed for the Canterbury Crusaders. At only 24 he should have plenty of rugby ahead of him, but heart surgery has meant that he will not have any rugby for a good while. One to keep an eye on should he recover as we all hope.2008Luke Braid? The brother of Sale Sharks’ All Black flanker Daniel is another one with time on his hands at only 24. He is a regular for the Auckland Blues and has led them on a handful of occasions. His stock is rising, but the talent pool in New Zealand is deep…2009Aaron Cruden is now the stand-out selection at stand-off for New Zealand (when Dan Carter doesn’t fancy it). Well, he will be first choice one day.The current holder: Wales’ Sam Davies2010If you do not know who Julian Savea is by now, you will soon enough. He has his own social problems, having been charged with assault following a domestic incident, and must be condemned, if found guilty. However, his rugby is mightily impressive with 13 tries in 11 Tests for the All Blacks. A worthy winner in 2010, despite the issues that were to come.2011The young Leicester Tiger George Ford was touted as the next big thing in 2011. He won the gong and instantly there were calls for Toby Flood to make way for Ford. He didn’t and with Owen Farrell and Freddie Burns the young fly-halves leading England, Ford has melted away. Now at Bath and looking to live up to the promise. Capable, but in need of an outlet. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 2012No hanging around in South Africa for the Baby Boks. Centre Jan Serfontein wins IRB young player award one year, is capped for the Springboks the next. The Bull is another who will have to be watched closely. There’s a World Cup coming up and he could feature heavily.2013Sprightly Sam Davies, son of Gloucester head coach Nigel Davies is a fly-half with the Ospreys who has the world at his feet. He is 19; can kick; can run; has vision; has guts. If handled well he could go far. There are a lot of people hoping he doesn’t waver in the way the Welsh winner from thirteen years ago has… Happier times: Gavin Henson receives the award for IRB Young Player of the Year at an awards dinner in 2001By Alan DymockA PUNCH landed in a Bath pub and the 2001 IRB Young Player of the Year landed on the floor.In last week’s well-publicised fracas between Gavin Henson and team-mate Carl Fearns there was a spill few would be proud of and, the perceived culpability of the punch-drunk Gavin Henson aside, it was yet another slug to the reputation of someone who was once Wales’ most promising talent.We tend to forget that Henson was deemed the best young player in the world in 2001. However, when you look beyond the Bath back and see the other names on the IRB’s list, there are a few others who never quite grew to match the hype, while some have fulfilled their prodigious talent.Remember him?: Prop Pat Barnard was the 2002 U21 POTY2002The IRB decided to give an award to the best U19 and U21 player. So while Luke McAlister became the All Black he was meant to be after a fine year at U19 level, South African prop Pat Barnard never quite reached the level an IRB gong would suggest he belongs at. Never threatening to break out and become a full Springbok, he moved to England and played a little bit for Northampton Saints and London Wasps. He is now at Brive who have just been promoted to the Top 14.2003The U19 winger Jean-Baptiste Payras-Loustalet, anyone? The Frenchman has just signed for Bordeaux in the Top 14 after playing for Beziers, but again he never turned into the talent many were hoping could tear off his wing and shred defences. Equally, Kiwi U21 winner Ben Atiga never conquered the world. He received one All Black cap and played some Super Rugby, but moved to Scotland last year to meet up with Edinburgh. He was by no means a regular last season but has another term to make himself a must-pick.2004Jerome Kaino has been a big success for the All Blacks and a stand out blindside in the world game. Jeremy Thrush, the U19 winner, joined the One-cap Club this year at the age of 28. The Hurricane second-row may go on to collect more caps should fortune (and Steve Hansen) favour him.No longer a pro: Winner Josh Holmes2005No shocks here. Isaia Toeava went on to be a utility go-to for the All Blacks (although he has slinked away to Japan recently) and Tatafu Polota-Nau is a regular Wallaby. VANNES, FRANCE – JUNE 23: Sam Davies of Wales receives the IRB Player of the Tournament during the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship Final match between England and Wales at Stade de la Rabine on June 23, 2013 in Vannes, France. 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New archbishop elected by Anglican Church of Tanzania

first_img Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC Anglican Communion, Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events People Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Bellah ZuluPosted Feb 25, 2013 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA New archbishop elected by Anglican Church of Tanzania Submit a Job Listing 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img 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 Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Africa, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of the Province of Tanzania has elected Jacob Chimeledya, bishop of Mpwapwa Diocese in Tanzania, as its new archbishop and primate.The announcement was made after elections held during an extra-ordinary meeting convened by the General Synod of the province on Feb. 21.“I am pleased to let you know that Jacob Chimeledya, the bishop of Mpwapwa, has been elected the archbishop of Tanzania,” said the Rev. Agripa Ndatila. “I hope that you will pray for him so that God can be with him in this [new] responsibility that he has been called for.”Chimeledya takes over from the Most Rev. Valentino Mokiwa, who has been archbishop since February 2008.He will be installed in May at a service to be held at the Anglican Cathedral in the Tanzanian capital, Dodoma. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Winston Churchill to appear on new version of £5 note

first_imgWinston Churchill to appear on new version of £5 note Tagged with: Bank of England Finance Money AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Donate a ‘Winston’?At the launch, King suggested that the notes might become known as ‘Winstons‘. That gives creative fundraisers a few years to work that epithet into some of their fundraising campaigns.The choice of the £5 and the date of issue are not yet finalised.Women on British banknotesIf Churchill does appear on the £5 he will replace Elizabeth Fry, the only women on the reverse of British banknotes. Florence Nightingale used to appear on the reverse of £10 but that variant was withdrawn in May 1994. A campaign has been launched to persuade the Bank of England to replace the Charles Darwin £10 with the Churchill note, as it was issued in 2000, two years before the Elizabeth Fry note. The campaign calls on the Bank to “reverse the decision to replace the only woman on English bank-notes with a man“.Current Bank of England notesCurrent Bank of England notes feature the following “eminent British personalities”:Elizabeth Fry (£5, since 2002)Charles Darwin (£10, since 2000)Adam Smith (£20, since 2007)Sir John Houblon (£50, since 1994)Matthew Boulton and James Watt (£50, since 2011)Chris Salmon, Chief Cashier at the Bank of England, talks about the choice of Churchill, the design of the note and when it will come into circulation:Image: copyright of The Governor and Company of The Bank of England 2013  145 total views,  3 views today 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.center_img  146 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sir Winston Churchill is likely to appear on a new version of the £5 note from 2016, so fundraisers should start noticing the new design in their collecting tins and buckets from then on.The announcement was made by Bank of England Governor, Sir Mervyn King, at Chartwell, Churchill’s former home.The design on the reverse includes a portrait of Winston Churchill from a photograph taken on 30 December 1941 by Yousuf Karsh. It also includes an image of the Great Clock on Big Ben and the date 13 May 1940, which is when he delivered his first speech after taking office as Prime Minister. “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat”, one of the lines from the speech, will appear on the notes. The clock hands will show 3pm, the approximate time at which he delivered the speech. Advertisement Howard Lake | 28 April 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Philadelphia Day of Rage held despite arrests

first_imgDespite heavy-handed police repression against three leading organizers, members of the Philadelphia Coalition for R.E.A.L. (Racial, Economic And Legal) Justice and several hundred supporters marched through the city’s central business district on April 14, locking down traffic at rush hour.Dubbed the “Day of Rage,” the protest demanded Black community control of police, reparations, an end to the racist police practice of “stop and frisk,” and the removal of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney from office after he reneged on his campaign promise to end stop and frisk.The marchers were joined en route by contingents from “Stadium Stompers,” who demanded an end to Temple University’s gentrification of North Philadelphia, and “Fight for $15” organizers, who tied the issues of gentrification and poverty wages to racist police violence.In a blatant attempt to suppress the protest, Philly cops arrested three prominent REAL Justice organizers several hours before it began. In an early morning action, protesters had been demonstrating outside the FOX TV news studio to call attention to the network’s racist bias when one activist was struck by a moving car. The driver of the car, who appeared to be white, was allowed by police to leave the scene almost immediately without being charged, while three Black protesters, including the one who had just been hit, were promptly arrested. No serious injuries were reported. Police held the protesters in custody for approximately 28 hours despite only minor charges being filed against just one of the three.News of the politically motivated arrests spread quickly among members of the REAL Justice Coalition, who released a statement promising that there would be “no peace in Philadelphia until these comrades are released.”The coalition also announced that, rather than cancelling the Day of Rage march, it would instead bring the march directly to the police station where the three were being held. At 6 p.m., marchers from the participating organizations descended on the Ninth Police District headquarters, occupying the street outside. Police formed a wall in front of the station, outnumbering the protesters as many as three-to-one at times.Despite near-freezing temperatures, the protesters continued to hold the street for the rest of the night, dividing into rotating five-hour shifts until the political prisoners were finally released the next day.The Philly Police Department’s shameless attempt to break the movement by arresting three leaders failed, as the coalition’s militant response shows that power is in the people, and not in individual leaders.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

A tax cut to hate

first_imgWhen Congress finally passed the misnamed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and it was signed into law, it was clear that what it represented was an enormous transfer of wealth from all poor and almost all working people to the richest 1% of society. The biggest benefits would go to the super-rich.It was the most reactionary change in social policy since the Bill Clinton administration pushed through “Ending welfare as we know it” in 1996.But the worst is yet to come.It may take a while for TCJA’s impact to become clear. This is true even though there were plenty of critical articles and reports that showed how one or another group of middle-income workers would be hurt. They showed how the cut in corporate tax from 35 percent to 21 percent and the elimination of estate taxes for an estate less than $11 million would benefit only the rich.In some last-minute conspiring between the House and Senate, a few of the most outrageous “reforms” were summarily eliminated. These were the “reforms” that aroused and mobilized sectors of the working class to demonstrate against the bill.For example, the provisions that graduate students would have to declare tuition relief as income and the rejection of interest deductions on student loans were deleted.Without examining each change — which will take much more space than this editorial allows and will probably keep tax attorneys and accountants busy all year — we can conclude that the great majority of the expected $1.5 trillion increase in the budget deficit will be in the hands of the super-rich. They will use it to establish even greater control of future laws.The mythical increase in investments and new jobs will fail to provide tax income. To the extent U.S. capitalists plan at all, CEOs plan new investments in technology that will reduce jobs and cut labor costs.The ensuing increase in federal budget deficits will become the pretext for more attacks on the federal programs that provide services: Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, what’s left of the Affordable Care Act, Veterans benefits, environmental protection, food and drug regulation and other Health and Human Services programs, etc. These cuts harm the entire working class, and Black, Brown and all oppressed peoples, women, children, immigrants and people with disabilities disproportionately.The Republican Party, which pushed through the TCJA, is obviously an enemy of working people and a friend of the rich. The Democrats too, for their feeble resistance to this bill, have shown that they are unwilling to seriously challenge the interests of the capitalist class.Thus the “tax reform” repeats the lesson shown in other areas: What’s needed is an independent mobilization of the mass movement against the current government — which necessitates that it be separate from the Democratic Party.Don’t just hate the TCJA. Fight it and what are the inevitable next attacks on the workers and oppressed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Authorities continue to harass opposition newspaper editor

first_imgNews to go further BangladeshAsia – Pacific March 31, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities continue to harass opposition newspaper editor Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Receive email alerts Organisation Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage BangladeshAsia – Pacific RSF_en center_img Help by sharing this information A warrant was issued for the arrest of Mahmudur Rahman, the editor of the opposition dailyAmar Desh, on 29 March, just two weeks after he was released from prison. He is accused oflibelling senior Awami League officials in the southern town of Kotalipara. The Awami League hasgoverned Bangladesh since 2008. Rahman is to be tried next month.Reporters Without Borders urges the government to put an immediate stop to this politicalpersecution of a newspaper editor who has just served a nine-month jail sentence on a similarcharge.———————————–Opposition editor released after nine months in prison on contempt charge17-03-2011Reporters Without Borders welcomes today’s release of Mahmudur Rahman, the editor of the opposition daily Amar Desh, on completion of an arbitrary jail sentence for contempt of court. Held for a total of nine months and 17 days, Rahman was greeted as he left prison by family members, opposition leaders and fellow journalists.The press freedom organization calls on President Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to end the political harassment that many opposition journalists have had to endure, including Rahman and members of his staff.Rahman was arrested on 2 June 2010 on charges of fraud, libel, obstructing the police and sedition. A Dacca high court found him guilty of contempt of court on 19 August in connection with an article that accused judges of always granting injunctions requested by the government. The court sentenced him to six months in prison and a fine of 100,000 Taka (990 euros), with the proviso that he would have to serve an additional month if the fine was not paid. As he was unable to pay it, he had to serve the extra month.———————————–Court passes jail sentences on newspaper editor and reporter20-08-2010Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday’s decision by the supreme court to impose a six-month jail sentence on Mahmudur Rahman, the acting editor of the opposition daily Amar Desh, and a one-month jail sentence on Oliullah Noman, one of his reporters, for contempt of court.“The authorities are trying to relieve prison overcrowding by freeing lots of detainees, yet the supreme court has passed jail terms on these two journalists,” Reporters Without Borders. “This is absurd. The government and the courts are making a mistake by targeting the opposition media. They are not the enemy.”The press freedom organisation added: “We call on President Zillur Rahman to pardon Rahman and Noman, who have no place being in detention, especially as this jail sentence will prevent Rahman from taking over the running of the newspaper again or being a candidate in elections.”Headed by Chief Justice Mohammad Fazlul Karim, the supreme court panel found Rahman and Noman guilty of contempt of court in connection with an article published last April that angered judges by accusing them of granting injunctions requested by the government. The court also fined Rahman 100,000 takas (1,000 euros) and Noman 10,000 takas, with the proviso that they will have to serve additional jail terms if the fines are not paid. News editor Mostahid Faruqui and deputy editor Syed Abdal Ahmed were acquitted.Detained since 1 June, Rahman has been mistreated while in detention. He is due to be tried soon on another contempt court charge for an article headlined “Farce in the name of independent justice.”He is also facing charges of sedition and fraud. The investigators in these cases have not yet transmitted their findings to the judicial authorities. News February 22, 2021 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Bangladesh May 19, 2021 Find out more News Newslast_img read more

US – RSF joins coalition calling for charges to be dropped against Standing Rock journalists

first_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses EnvironmentJudicial harassment News News RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Allen KoppyMorton County State’s Attorney 210 2nd Ave., NWMandan, ND 58554Via email: [email protected] 2, 2017 Dear Mr. Koppy,We at the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent press freedom advocacy organization, along with the organizations listed below, write to request that the Morton County State’s Attorney’s Office drop the charges against journalists arrested during protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline or justify the arrests of reporters in the course of their work.CPJ has documented at least 10 journalists still facing charges in relation to the protests, including nine in Morton County. Two of the journalists–Christopher Schiano and Nicholas Georgiades, from the nonprofit media collective Unicorn Riot–face trial on misdemeanor criminal trespass charges today and tomorrowrespectively. Police arrested them September 13 while Schiano and Georgiades were filming protesters who had locked themselves to construction equipment. In a video of the arrest, one of the journalists can be heard saying, “I’m press, sir. I’m press.” Other journalists still facing charges include freelancers Sara LeFleur-Vetter, Jihan Hafiz, Adam Schrader, Jenifer Stum, and Jenni Monet, and Lorenzo Serna, from Unicorn Riot, and Myron Dewey, from Digital Smoke Signals. On February 28, five press freedom and journalist groups, including CPJ, sent a letterto your office asking that it return equipment to freelance photographers Tonita Cervantes and Tracie Williams, who were arrested last week and still face charges. We are glad to hear that their equipment was returned to them yesterday. At least five of the journalists facing charges, with whom CPJ spoke, said they were arrested despite attempting to follow police orders to disperse or remain behind police lines. Monet said in a column for Columbia Journalism Review that she was arrested while following an officer’s order to leave an area where protests were taking place.Most of the journalists facing charges are freelancers or from smaller, independent outlets that lack the resources to pay attorney fees or mount a public defense for the reporters. The fact that these journalists do not have the backing of large media companies may make them more vulnerable—but it does not lessen their First Amendment protected right to report the news.Journalists have an important role in documenting incidents in the public interest, including instances of civil disobedience and law enforcement operations. This role often draws them near to the scene of action. Trespass and rioting laws should require criminal intent, and journalists who are simply doing their job should not face criminal charges. Prosecutors and the courts often use discretion to avoid charging journalists arrested at protests. There is recent precedent for this: the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia announced that it dropped charges against at least six reporters who were swept up in arrests on inauguration day in Washington D.C. We are concerned that the arrests of journalists can have a chilling effect on press freedom and discourage media from covering stories that are in the public interest. In the case of Standing Rock, several journalists told CPJ they have shied away from covering protests or getting too close to police action to avoid being arrested again. While we acknowledge that journalists are sometimes temporarily detained in emergency situations, a case where several journalists face criminal charges for simply doing their job is unacceptable.Sincerely,Carlos LauríaProgram Director and Senior Program Coordinator for the Americas Committee to Protect JournalistsBobby MagillPresidentSociety of Environmental JournalistsBruce D. BrownExecutive DirectorReporters Committee for Freedom of the PressBryan PollardPresidentNative American Journalists AssociationDelphine HalgandNorth America DirectorReporters Without BordersLynn WalshNational PresidentSociety of Professional JournalistsMelissa LyttlePresidentNational Press Photographers AssociationTrevor TimmExecutive DirectorFreedom of the Press FoundationCC: Kyle Kirchmeier, Morton County SheriffWayne Stenehjem, North Dakota Attorney GeneralImage Credit: JIM WATSON / AFP to go further Organisation United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses EnvironmentJudicial harassment Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has joined the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA), the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), and the Freedom of the Press Foundation in a letter calling for all charges to be dropped against journalists covering protests against the North Dakota Access Pipeline. June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States News News March 2, 2017 US – RSF joins coalition calling for charges to be dropped against Standing Rock journalists Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says April 28, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Pasadena Health Department, Huntington Hospital to Conduct a Public Presentation on Coronavirus

first_imgGovernment Pasadena Health Department, Huntington Hospital to Conduct a Public Presentation on Coronavirus Cities around the nation gearing up for possible crisis By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 6:00 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 12 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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During the quarantine trains and public transit came to a halt, and air travel was canceled. Residents were urged to stay at home, and to wear masks when venturing outdoors.The quarantine area has now expanded to include about 35 million people according to the L.A. Times. The virus has spread to every continent except Antarctica.Former Mayor Bill Paparian Wesnesday called on Mermell and Mayor Terry Tornek to follow San Francisco and declare a state of emergency.“I can assure you that our Director of Public Health/Health Officer Dr. Goh and her staff have been very engaged with county, state & federal officials as it relates to the Coronavirus,” Mermell wrote in an email to Paparian. “Given the spread of the disease, there is certainly cause for concern. However, we need to be mindful of not prompting panic or undue fear on the part of residents. Our response needs to be based on facts and information.”Hours after Mermell’s statement Orange County declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak, following Tuesday’s declaration in San Francisco.“Let’s not wait for the first coronavirus virus case to be reported in Pasadena,” Paparian said.Paparian asked city officials to declare a state of emergency; Submit a request for funding to the federal government for Pasadena’s response to the crisis in the amount of $1 million dollars; Train paramedics in how to test for the coronavirus virus; Set up Pasadena Health Department Coronavirus Testing Centers in all public and private schools, fire stations, the Health Department, the Senior Center, the Pasadena Police Jail, and all public parks that are suitable; Issue a request to the Pasadena medical community for doctors and nurses, and even those who are retired, to volunteer to help staff the Pasadena Health Department’s Coronavirus Virus Testing Centers; Make coronavirus testing available to all students in public and private schools, all residents of Pasadena and the homeless residing in our city; Launch a citywide education campaign on the coronavirus crisis; Make face masks immediately available through the Pasadena Health Department and appoint a Citizens Coronavirus Task Force.“Our first responders, Police and Fire do receive training in how to respond to individuals who may have infectious disease and we provide our people with appropriate personal protective equipment,” Mermell said. “To safeguard against Coronavirus the appropriate mask is designated as an N95. These are in short supply and we are not in a position to make them available to the general public. As far as public education goes, we are pushing out the various health warnings and will continue to do so. In short, the best advice is really the same messaging related to avoiding the flu. We are also working with our regional disaster services area on contingency planning and continuity of operations, should such be necessary.”“Everyone in the community should continue to follow basic infection prevention practices – including cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub, covering your cough, and avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms,” said Dorey Huston, a spokesperson at Huntington Hospital. “Our emergency management team prepares year-round to respond to events that impact community health and well-being – including virus outbreaks, natural disasters, etc. — to ensure that we are here for people when they need us most.”Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger authored a motion asking the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors at its March 4 meeting to request funding from the federal government to aid the County efforts in addressing the threat.“Los Angeles County has been diligently working to monitor any potential cases of coronavirus while providing rapid information to the public,” said Supervisor Barger. “This funding is necessary to support our efforts and ensure the ongoing protection of our residents. We will remain vigilant and leave no stone unturned to limit the potential spread of the virus.”On Wednesday, President Trump addressed the nation.“The U.S. has ordered a lot of masks to deal with a potential coronavirus outbreak,” President Trump said. “We may not need it, you understand that,” he told a reporter. “We’re looking at worst-case scenario, we’re going to be set very quickly.”Trump insisted he didn’t think the U.S. would end up needing the masks because flights and “borders are very controlled.” Subscribelast_img read more