Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc ( 2016 Annual Report

first_imgMwalimu Commercial Bank Plc ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileMwalimu Community Bank Limited (MCB) is a commercial bank which is wholly-owned and promoted by an umbrella trade union of teachers in Tanzania. Tanzania Teacher’s Union (TTU) is a trade union established under the Employment and Labour Relations Act 2004. There are over 200 000 members across all regions in the country. MCB meets an important need to provide affordable and accessible banking products and services to teachers in Tanzania. MCB offers a diverse range of products and services geared to empower teachers and other civil servants to improve their living conditions and transform their lives. Mwalimu Community Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

BK Group Plc ( Q32019 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about BK Group Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (  2019 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Forget Bitcoin and gold! I’d buy crashing FTSE 100 shares to retire early

first_img Big numbers are arriving for unemployment. And GDP is well down. Indeed, we face possibly the worst general economic recession in a generation – perhaps in generations. We may not be out of the woods yet when it comes to crashing FTSE 100 shares.Meanwhile, the prices of Bitcoin and gold have been trending up since mid-March along with the rally we’ve seen in the general stock market. So, should I invest in Bitcoin, gold, or shares today?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…Why I’d invest in crashing FTSE 100 shares nowFor me, the answer to that question is the same every time. It’s shares all the way, and for some very good reasons. But before I consider them, let’s look at why gold and Bitcoin are so unappealing.The argument against investing in Bitcoin and instruments that track the price of gold is a simple one – both gold and Bitcoin lack any reliable fundamentals that may drive their prices higher. Of course, both do move higher, and they can crash back down again as well. But the main impetus behind movements in their prices is speculation.Shares, on the other hand, are backed by businesses. But we must be careful when investing in shares. And, happily, by the time companies have grown large enough to enter the FTSE 100 index, they’re usually quite stable. Indeed, many have financial strength with support from cash-producing businesses. Often, earnings are robust and there’s a strong tradition of paying shareholder dividends among constituents of London’s lead index.   However, even the FTSE 100 can be a volatile hunting ground. Whatever their size, not all businesses are equal. And I’d firstly divide them is into two piles. The first would contain defensive businesses with cash-generating operations that remain little affected by the ups and downs of the wider economy.We can find many defensive companies in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, energy suppliers, utilities, fast-moving consumer goods and others. I’m thinking of names such as GlaxoSmithKline, National Grid, Severn Trent, British American Tobacco, Diageo, and Unilever.Sensitive cyclicalsMy second pile would contain stocks with cyclical underlying businesses. Earnings in those beasts will be sensitive to the ups and downs of the wider economy. We can find them in sectors such as banking, resources, retail, travel and leisure. I’m thinking of names such as BHP, HSBC, Lloyds Banking, Burberry, and Whitbread. We’ve seen recently what can happen to those type of stocks in a general economic downturn.And I’d also separate the FTSE 100 into two more piles of faster-growing businesses and fading business. Generally, the faster-growing companies can be found nearer the bottom of the index where market capitalisations are smaller. But they have room to grow!However, there are decent opportunities in all the categories I’ve identified in the FTSE 100. And I’d deal with the current market volatility by investing regularly rather than all in one go. With a long investing time horizon in mind, I reckon FTSE 100 shares can help me compound my way to early retirement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Forget Bitcoin and gold! I’d buy crashing FTSE 100 shares to retire early 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. Image source: Getty Images 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. 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Kevin Godbold | Sunday, 21st June, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry, Diageo, HSBC Holdings, and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

Wales v England – Head to Head

first_img Matthew Rees and Lewis Moody at the Six Nations launchBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorWALES V ENGLAND, Millennium Stadium, Friday 4 February, kick-off 7.45pm, Live on BBC1 Who has the best hair… HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 23: Mike Phillips is interviewed during a Wales media session at the Kingsgate Hotel on June 23, 2010 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images) …Flood or Phillips?!THE HALF-BACKSMike Phillips has been out of form of late while Ben Youngs is being hailed as the saviour of English rugby. The Welshman relishes a high-pressure occasion and is sure to raise his game (as well as his voice – he’s sure to have a few choice titbits to offer the England players during the game!) but Youngs is the more skilful of the two and will look to lead England’s attack with a few sniping runs around the base. He will also get the best out of Toby Flood and bring him onto the gain-line. You’d back Stephen Jones in a kicking duel, but in terms of creative spark this is where England look better.THE CENTRESBoth teams have opted for big, powerful lumps at centre so expect to see a lot of straight running from midfield – and not much kicking. If these four do put boot to ball it could end badly for their respective teams! The clashes between Mike Tindall and Jamie Roberts could draw a few winces from the crowd, but it is Jonathan Davies who poses the biggest attacking threat. The Scarlets centre has been in superb form this season, picks lovely lines, finds space and can be a clinical try-scorer too.THE BACK THREEEngland’s biggest success story from the autumn was their back three of Ben Foden, Chris Ashton (see that try v Australia below) and Mark Cueto. All proved to be dangerous counter-attackers who aren’t afraid to run the ball – and if they choose to run at Morgan Stoddart they are likely to reap the rewards. To say he had ‘defensive frailties” would be an understatement. We all know what Shane Williams can do and Wales will want him to be involved early on so expect him to come in as first receiver a lot. James Hook is another talent but he doesn’t find it as easy to weave his magic from full-back as the midfield. England will be looking to capitalise out wide and on the counter.Wales: James Hook; Morgan Stoddart, Jamie Roberts, Jonathan Davies, Shane Williams; Stephen Jones, Mike Phillips; Paul James, Matthew Rees (capt), Craig Mitchell, Alun Wyn Jones, Bradley Davies, Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton, Andy Powell.Replacements: Richard Hibbard, John Yapp, Ryan Jones, Jonathan Thomas, Dwayne Peel, Rhys Priestland, Lee ByrneEngland: Ben Foden; Chris Ashton, Mike Tindall (capt), Shontayne Hape, Mark Cueto; Toby Flood, Ben Youngs; Andrew Sheridan, Dylan Hartley, Dan Cole, Louis Deacon, Tom Palmer, Tom Wood, James Haskell, Nick Easter.Replacements: Steve Thompson, David Wilson, Simon Shaw, Joe Worsley, Danny Care, Jonny Wilkinson, Matt Banahancenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This year’s Six Nations kicks off with what is sure to be a classic Wales v England encounter in Cardiff – but who will come out on top? And how will each side fare in key areas? Hopefully these head-to-head comparisons will help you pick your favourite to win the game…The packs battle it out during last year’s Six NationsTHE SCRUMWales have been hurt by the loss of props Adam Jones and Gethin Jenkins, but Paul James is a more than adequate replacement on the loosehead. In fact, he is probably a better scrummager than Jenkins, he just doesn’t offer as much in the loose, so he will be able to take care of Dan Cole. The tighthead is a different story, however, and Craig Mitchell faces the biggest test of his career in Andrew Sheridan. All things considered it could well be honours even at the scrum – if both front rows are actually prepared to scrummage that is and the game isn’t marred by constant collapses.THE LINEOUTThis is where injuries have most hurt England. Not only have the lost Courtney Lawes from the second row but Tom Croft at six, and he’s a key jumper in his own right. Wales will have the edge here with Alun Wyn Jones, Bradley Davies and Matthew Rees forming a consistent lineout unit over the past 12 months. And if they start to pinch a few England throws, Dylan Hartley may well crumble under the pressure – as he did for Northampton against Leicester – and give Wales even more opportunity to steal possession.THE BREAKDOWNSam Warburton is becoming a great snaffler of the ball while Dan Lydiate is another who relishes the battle at the tackle area, but all there good work could be undone if Andy Powell continually spills the ball in contact. This is a big test for Tom Wood on debut while neither James Haskell nor Nick Easter are renowned for their turnover abilities and England’s locks are not as dynamic as Wales’ pair either. Another plus for Wales – if Powell can keep his hands on the ball.last_img read more

La Iglesia le envía un memorando al presidente y al…

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Episcopal News Service] Un memorando enviado el 10 de enero por la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal con sede en Washington, D.C. al gobierno de Obama y a los miembros del Congreso de EE.UU. resume la crisis actual de Sudán del Sur y hace recomendaciones en las que instan al gobierno y a la comunidad internacional a asociarse con los líderes cívicos y religiosos de Sudán del Sur para frenar la oleada de violencia y construir la paz.El memorando de seis páginas, basado en los relatos de primera mano de líderes de la Iglesia sobre el terreno en Sudán del Sur y sus asociados episcopales y anglicanos en todo el mundo, expresan la interpretación que hace la Iglesia de la crisis actual que ha envuelto a la nación más joven del mundo. El memorando aborda específicamente cuatro áreas: representación pública del conflicto y responsabilidad; asistencia exterior; protección de los derechos humanos y prevención de atrocidades masivas; y construcción de un futuro de paz.“Los episcopales en Estados Unidos y en todo el mundo han mantenido largas y estrechas relaciones con los episcopales de Sudán del Sur”, dijo Alexander Baumgarten, director de relaciones internacionales de la Iglesia Episcopal. “Como resultado, tenemos una responsabilidad de compartir las singulares y apremiantes perspectivas de los asociados en Sudán del Sur que desempeñan un papel de pacificadores en medio de [un clima de] agitación y violencia extraordinarias”.Entre otras cosas, advierte el memorando “si bien las tensiones étnicas son reales y reflejan los frutos de décadas de agitación y conflicto, no son la fuerza motriz fundamental de la violencia actual” y afirma que la representación que hacen los medios de prensa y, en cierta medida, el gobierno de EE.UU., de la violencia un [conflicto] entre grupos tribales y étnicos es “engañoso” “simplista” y “podía acarrear funestas consecuencias”.Advierte también que la nación centroafricana podría estar al borde de la guerra civil, y que EE.UU. y los demás [actores internacionales] tienen la responsabilidad de prevenir las atrocidades masivas y las violaciones de los derechos humanos. Haga un clic aquí para leer el texto completo del memorando al Presidente y al Congreso.Se calcula que la cifra de muertes había llegado a 10.000 personas para el 9 de enero. Unas 200.000 personas se han visto desplazadas internamente dentro de Sudán del Sur y decenas de miles de refugiados han cruzados las fronteras hacia los países vecinos.El conflicto estalló en Juba, la capital de la nación, el pasado 15 de diciembre, luego de una disputa política entre el presidente Salva Kiir y su ex vice, Riek Machar. En las semanas transcurridas desde entonces, este conflicto se ha extendido a siete estados y ha creado una crisis humanitaria en la novísima nación.“Nuestros informes más recientes indican que la violencia sigue extendiéndose y que la urgente necesidad de alimentos, medicinas y albergue podría continuar durante meses. La situación refleja la pavorosa época anterior al Acuerdo Global de Paz del Sudán en 2005, en la cual una guerra civil interminable costó la vida de millones de personas y desarraigó a millones más de sus hogares”, dice la introducción del memorando.Baumgarten hizo notar que los episcopales y anglicanos de todo el mundo con lazos misioneros con Sudán y Sudán del Sur han estado celebrando llamadas de conferencias en las semanas transcurridas desde que estalló la violencia a mediados de diciembre, y que el personal de su oficina ha estado compartiendo información vital, en la medida en que la reciben, con funcionarios del gobierno de EE.UU. que están coordinando la respuesta humanitaria y pacificadora.“Este es un ejemplo de un área en la cual el activismo de los episcopales puede significar un diferencia sustancial”, dijo Baumgarten.  “No hay ninguna institución cívica en Sudán del Sur con una impronta mayor que la Iglesia, y nuestra experiencia es que los funcionarios del gobierno en Estados Unidos y en cualquier parte  están bastante dispuestos a escuchar a los asociados de la Iglesia en el terreno.La Iglesia Episcopal de Sudán del Sur y el Sudán, con 2 millones de miembros, tiene 31 diócesis, 26 de ellas en Sudán del Sur, donde es una de las organizaciones no gubernamentales más grande de la nación y donde ha desempeñado un papel en la reconciliación luego de la guerra civil de dos décadas  que se libró en gran medida entre el norte árabe y musulmán y los rebeldes del sur animista y cristiano, conflicto que dejó 2 millones de muertos y, según algunos cálculos, 7 millones de desplazados. Sudán del Sur obtuvo su independencia del norte el 9 de julio de 2011.Las partes beligerantes del Sudán firmaron el Acuerdo Global de Paz en 2005.El memorando señala que “Los líderes del nuevo Estado no emprendieron vigorosamente la tarea de abordar los desafíos [que conlleva] desarrollar una nación unificada y sanar las pasadas divisiones”… Y esa unificación y esa restauración son centrales a los empeños de pacificación.(En mayo de 2013, el presidente de Sudán del Sur nombró al arzobispo Daniel Deng Bul para presidir el comité de reconciliación nacional, el cual planeó una campaña nacional de cuatro o cinco años que tenía por objeto alcanzar y fomentar la paz y la reconciliación).El memorando encomia al gobierno de Obama por su promesa del 3 de diciembre de [contribuir] con $50 millones adicionales de ayuda humanitaria, pero insta a hacer un “examen” de su estrategia de ayuda y de la del Congreso. El 9 de enero, los informes noticiosos sugerían que Sudán del Sur corría el riesgo de perder cientos de millones de dólares en ayuda de EE.UU. si el gobierno y las fuerzas rebeldes no le ponían fin a la violencia.Entre tanto, episcopales y anglicanos a través de la Comunión Anglicana, incluidos Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales y el Fondo de Ayuda y Desarrollo Mundial de los Primados, en colaboración con asociados locales en Sudán del Sur, han comenzado a responder a la crisis.“La Iglesia Episcopal, junto con sus asociados episcopales y anglicanos del mundo, ha organizado su propia respuesta de sostén económico, acompañamiento material y oración por el pueblo de Sudán del Sur. Creemos firmemente que la Iglesia Episcopal de Sudán del Sur y otros grupos religiosos allí se cuentan entre los actores potenciales más fructíferos en conducir y facilitar la paz, la asistencia humanitaria y la recuperación”, dice el memorando.El permanente apoyo de la Iglesia Episcopal al Sudán se manifiesta a través de sus asociaciones y de sus relaciones de diócesis compañeras, de los programas sostenidos por Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales y de la labor de promoción de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales, la cual se afinca en las resoluciones de la Convención General.Dos misioneros de la Iglesia Episcopal que estuvieron sirviendo en Sudán del Sur, Ed Eastman y Noah Hillerbrand, dedicados a la tarea de seguridad de alimentos, fueron evacuados de Renk a Nairobi, Kenia, el 20 de diciembre.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Coleman’s leadership fosters growth for women’s basketball teammates

first_imgTwitter + posts Robbie Vaglio Coleman and the Frogs return to Schollmaier Arena Tuesday evening for a matchup against the Yale Bulldogs. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio Twitter Previous articleMen’s basketball rolls past Omaha without Alex Robinson, 99-66Next articleIntentional Dialogue program aims to help students handle conflict Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Robbie Vaglio printOne player has remained constant in head coach Raegan Pebley’s four seasons at the helm of TCU women’s basketball: senior guard Sydney Coleman. Coleman decided to stay committed to the Horned Frogs even when Jeff Mittie, TCU’s previous coach who recruited her, was relieved of his duties.“I liked the school’s location because it’s a three-hour trip from home, so my parents can come to a lot of home games if need be,” she said. “It’s a small school with great facilities as well as good accolades. A degree from TCU — either way, whoever was coaching — would still be an honor.”Coleman, who is the only player who has been with the team as long as Pebley, has made a lasting impact on her teammates and the program. Despite not being in a feature role on the court, she has made her presence felt off the court as a leader. “I show the younger players the ropes and continue to be an example with my actions as far as my effort goes in practice and my talk during games and in practice,” Coleman said. Pebley attributed Coleman’s leadership abilities to the experience she has gained throughout her four years at TCU — abilities Coleman was forced to grow as the team featured more younger players in her sophomore and junior years. “My freshman year, the team dynamic was much older since we had more upperclassmen than underclassmen,” Coleman said. “So I had to grow up really fast. As it went on, the dynamic got younger, so now I have to be the grown-up on the team.”The team’s mantra this season is to be “Tougher Together,” meaning each individual player should step up as a leader throughout the season, but Coleman stands out from the rest of her teammates Pebley said.“We try to foster horizontal leadership where everyone takes leadership responsibilities,” Pebley said. “But since she’s been through it before, she’s learned from some other great leaders. She’s not afraid to be vocal in her leadership as well and allow people to hold her accountable. She possesses a lot of great leadership traits.”She also said Coleman’s mental toughness perseveres despite not having much court time in her first three years.  Pebley says she believes that toughness can push the team to the next level.“She’s continued every day to come in ready to serve her team, get better and have a growth mindset,” Pebley said. “Her toughness factor is off the charts. It’s a testament to who she is as a person.” Linkedin Facebook TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean ReddIt I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vaglio What to watch during quarantine ReddIt Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

RSF reiterates call for article 24’s deletion from “global security” bill

first_img Despite its rewriting by the Senate Law Commission on 3 March, article 24 of the “global security” bill remains dangerous for press freedom. As amended, article 24 no longer penalizes the dissemination of photos and videos of police officers or gendarmes with an intent to harm. Instead, it penalizes the new crime of “causing the identification” of police officers or gendarmes with an intent to harm. In other words, causing an action that is not crime is itself a crime if done with a particular intent. This notion is strange. The new wording does not spell out what constitutes the offence (disseminating photos or videos, or inciting identification) and maintains the vague concept of “psychological integrity*,” previously criticized by RSF.RSF therefore stands by its position that the Senate should delete this article when it debates the “global security” bill from 16 to 18 March.“Article 24 continues to be problematic and should be eliminated,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “The obvious danger that we have been pointing out for months, namely the use of this law to limit the freedom of reporters in the field, has not been reduced by these amendments.”If the article is maintained, RSF says it should be incorporated into the 1881 law on press freedom so that it is subject to the procedural guarantees that journalists rightly enjoy under that law. It has been claimed that journalists would still be protected even if the article were not incorporated into the 1881 law, but this is wrong. They would be exposed to summary trials by courts that are not specialised in media law.In its current form, as amended by the Senate’s law commission, article 24 of the proposed “global security” bill is incorporated into the penal code, as is article 18 of the draft law on “consolidating respect for the Republic’s principles.” The first version of article 24 envisaged insertion into the 1881 law.France is ranked 34th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index.*The amended version of article 24 says: “Causing, with the manifest aim of harming their physical or psychological integrity, the identification of an officer of the national police, a member of the national gendarmerie or an officer of the municipal police when they are taking part in a police operation is punishable by five years in prison and a fine of 75,000 euros.” “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out more May 10, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) stands by its opposition to article 24 of the proposed “global security” bill although the French Senate’s law commission rewrote it on 3 March. If the Senate, which is due to examine the bill this week, insists on keeping this article, it should be incorporated into the 1881 press freedom law rather than the penal code in order to minimize the threat to journalists and press freedom, RSF says. French Senate (photo: Lionel Bonaventure / AFP) News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Help by sharing this information Receive email alertscenter_img RSF_en News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU March 15, 2021 RSF reiterates call for article 24’s deletion from “global security” bill FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassment to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on France News FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassment last_img read more

Two Los Angeles Times journalists freed

first_img Two Los Angeles Times journalists kidnapped by guerrillas were freed on 1 February after 11 days. They were handed over to International Red Cross officials. Their release, originally set for 31 January, was delayed because of fighting in the area. October 21, 2020 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America British reporter Ruth Morris and US photographer Scott Dalton (photo, CR El Tiempo), both on assignment for the Los Angeles Times, were freed on 1 February after being held 11 days by guerrillas of Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN). They were handed over to International Red Cross officials between the towns of Fortul and Tame, in the northeastern department of Arauca. Their release, originally set for 31 January, was delayed because of fighting in the area between the army and guerrillas. They told a press conference on arrival in Bogota that they had never feared for their lives and had been well treated, but had been worried about distress caused to their families. They were then taken to the embassies of their respective countries.Ruth Morris: ‘I’m afraid our abduction will dissuade some foreign journalists from covering the Colombian conflict.’ Testimony of Ruth Morris collected by Christine Renaudat, Reporters Without Border’s correspondent in Bogota.’I was out reporting with the photographer Scott Dalton in Arauca in north-east Colombia when we were abducted. I wanted to collect testimony from the victims of the latest guerrilla attacks in the region, for the Los Angeles Times. While we were driving in the sector, our taxi was intercepted at a FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) and ELN (National Liberation Army) guerrilla roadblock. Immediately, an ELN commander saw us and asked us to follow him. I presented my journalist’s papers and explained we were out reporting. I was sure they were going to let us through. But we had to follow him to meet one of his superiors. When the latter asked us who he had to inform if we were made prisoners, we understood we no longer had any choice. The guerrilla movement apparently intended to release us very quickly: the following day. But the press started to speak of an abduction and things started to get complicated: the front commander decided to detain us longer. We remained eleven days in the hands of the ELN Frente de Guerra Oriental commanded by the man called ‘Pablo’. Eleven days trekking through the region without knowing precisely where we were and with Colombian army helicopters buzzing above us. At no time were we afraid of being assassinated: we always thought we were important hostages for the guerrilla organisation, which always ensured we were well treated and safe. We learnt by means of the little radio we were carrying that other journalists were rallying for our release, in Bogata. I interviewed commander Pablo before being released. I think the rebels wanted to use us for their propaganda purposes, convening for our release a committee of several important people in Colombia. But we were finally handed over to the Red Cross. I’m afraid our abduction will dissuade some foreign journalists from covering the Colombian conflict. Many will think it over twice before reporting on the spot.’_________________________________________ Receive email alerts ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Colombia Help by sharing this information February 5, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two Los Angeles Times journalists freed April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further News Organisation News News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia 1st February 2003Army and guerrillas urged to allow release of kidnapped Los Angeles Times journalistsReporters Without Borders called today on all sides fighting in the Colombian department of Arauca to create the necessary conditions to free two Los Angeles Times journalists, reporter Ruth Morris and photographer Scott Dalton, who were kidnapped there by guerrillas of the left-wing National Liberation Army (ELN) on 21 January.A humanitarian committee, to which the guerrillas have said they will hand over the journalists, has been prevented from reaching the area where they are being held because of military operations in the oil-rich northeastern department.”The committee must be allowed in as soon as possible,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “The longer their release takes and the more difficult it is, the more it will discourage journalists from reporting on the fighting. This would be a serious matter because a war without witnesses is open to the worst abuses, of which civilians are always the first victims.”He condemned the kidnapping as a “serious violation” of press freedom and said he was “shocked” by President Alvaro Uribe’s implication on 31 January that would not order a pause in the fighting to allow the journalists to get out. Fighting was going on in the area between the army and guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The humanitarian committee, of civil society representatives, was trying to get to the town of Tame, where the journalists were.Ménard said the ELN’s statement that the kidnapping had been a “mistake” by a group of guerrillas who had “not realised the seriousness of what they were doing” was “preposterous and insulting.” He noted the ELN had kidnapped more than 20 journalists over the past five years, mostly to force the media to denounce abuses by the army and the paramilitary forces in the war. Reporters Without Borders has put ELN military chief Nicolas Rodríguez Bautista on its worldwide list of “predators of press freedom.”President Uribe said on 31 January he would take no decision in the matter that undermined the morale of the army, implying that the fighting would go on. He accused the ELN of trying to give the impression to international opinion that it respected human rights by saying it would free the journalists, while in fact it regularly kidnapped ordinary Colombians. Ménard said freeing the journalists “would fool nobody about the ELN’s human rights violations” and called on the Colombian government to fulfil its main duty to protect civilians. “If the journalists are wounded or killed by army gunfire, the president will not be able to wash his hands of the matter by blaming the ELN or blaming carelessness by the journalists, who are bravely trying to report on what is happening in Arauca.””Who will report on the abuses against the population by the armed groups, especially the ELN, if journalists no longer dare to go there?” he asked.The two journalists had gone to the area to report on the deployment of 60 US Special Forces officially training Colombian army units. An ELN spokesman said the pair had been detained near Tame on 21 January because they had gone into the ELN-controlled area without permission. Arauca is the scene of fierce fighting between all four parties in the Colombian civil war – the army, the ELN, the FARC and the paramilitary United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC).A report on the situation (“Arauca: News in Danger”) last 20 December by five organisations, including Reporters Without Borders, detailed the threats, harassment and obstruction of journalists by the guerrillas and paramilitaries and the army’s constant control of news put out by the local media. The report is online at ColombiaAmericas Reports RSF_en last_img read more

TREKSTOR fait don de 100 000 respirateurs FFP2 à Tafel Deutschland e.V.

first_img Twitter TREKSTOR fait don de 100 000 respirateurs FFP2 à Tafel Deutschland e.V. TAGS  WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Local NewsBusiness BENSHEIM, Allemagne–(BUSINESS WIRE)–janv. 28, 2021– TREKSTOR GmbH, le fabricant des produits de santé blnk, termine aujourd’hui la livraison de 100 000 respirateurs de catégorie FFP2 à l’organisation Tafel Deutschland. Cette mesure répond à la demande accrue pour des produits de protection personnelle homologués découlant des décisions du gouvernement fédéral ainsi que de la réglementation FFP2 en vigueur en Bavière. Ce communiqué de presse contient des éléments multimédias. Voir le communiqué complet ici : A volunteer at Tafel Bayern takes possession of and inspects the donated FFP2 respirators. (Photo: Business Wire) “En tant qu’entreprise allemande, qui est avant tout en activité aujourd’hui grâce aux ventes passées d’ordinateurs et de tablettes d’entrée de gamme à des clients sensibles aux prix, nous sommes conscients de notre responsabilité envers nos concitoyens”, déclare Shimon Szmigiel, PDG de TREKSTOR. “Nombre d’entre eux ne disposent pas des capacités financières suffisantes pour acheter du matériel de protection de haute qualité, une situation qui empire en raison des licenciements et des emplois de courte durée.” TREKSTOR a dès lors décidé de faire don de 50 000 paquets contenant chacun deux de ses respirateurs blnk, modèle BL-03N FFP2, qui sont normalement vendus aux organismes publics, aux hôpitaux et aux établissements de soins. Comme tous les respirateurs FFP2, ce modèle filtre ≥94% des particules. Dans le cadre de la COVID-19 et en comparaison avec le NaCL, les masques ont même dépassé une efficacité de 99%. “Le choix de Tafel Deutschland en tant que partenaire a été tout naturel”, ajoute Shimon Szmigiel. Grâce à des infrastructures et à une expérience approfondie de la distribution alimentaire, Tafel fait figure de réseau de distribution unique en son genre. Dans le cadre de cet accord, les respirateurs ont été livrés dans un entrepôt central à Nuremberg et seront ensuite distribués dans 168 sites bavarois en fonction de la demande. Jochen Brühl, président du conseil de Tafel Deutschland: “Nous sommes très heureux de recevoir un tel soutien. Les personnes démunies sont tout particulièrement touchées par cette crise. Aussi important qu’il soit, le masque est une charge financière pour les personnes pauvres. Environ 1,6 million de personnes comptent sur nos banques alimentaires, dont 430 000 retraités et jusqu’à 500 000 enfants et jeunes. Le don de TREKSTOR les aide à se protéger tout en les soulageant en partie de la pression financière. Nous en sommes profondément reconnaissants.” TREKSTOR a conscience que ce don n’est qu’une goutte d’eau dans l’océan. C’est pour cette raison que Shimon Szmigiel lance un appel à toutes les autres entreprises: “Que vous évoluiez dans les mêmes secteurs que nous ou non, prenez votre courage à deux mains, arrêtez temporairement de penser en termes de bénéfices, et agissez de manière responsable.” À propos de TREKSTOR / blnk Healthcare Reconnu comme l’un des principaux fabricants européens d’électronique grand public, TREKSTOR est basé à Bensheim, en Allemagne, et évolue dans le secteur des soins de santé par le biais de sa marque blnk depuis mars 2020, contribuant à enrayer la progression du virus à l’aide de masques, de désinfectants et d’autres équipements de protection. La société vend ses produits aussi bien aux organismes publics et à l’armée que dans le cadre de ventes directes aux établissements de soins, aux hôpitaux, aux pharmacies et aux consommateurs finaux. À propos de Tafel Deutschland e.V. Les 950 banques alimentaires caritatives d’Allemagne récupèrent des excédents alimentaires en parfaite condition auprès de revendeurs et fabricants pour les distribuer à plus de 1,6 million de personnes démunies dans tout le pays. Ces entités créent ainsi un équilibre entre surplus alimentaire et pauvreté. En comptant sur 60 000 bénévoles, les banques alimentaires font partie des plus importants mouvements socio-écologiques d’Allemagne. Les banques alimentaires sont chapeautées par Tafel Deutschland e. V. Le texte du communiqué issu d’une traduction ne doit d’aucune manière être considéré comme officiel. La seule version du communiqué qui fasse foi est celle du communiqué dans sa langue d’origine. La traduction devra toujours être confrontée au texte source, qui fera jurisprudence. Consultez la version source sur : CONTACT: Relations avec les médias: M. Simon Wiedemann [email protected] KEYWORD: GERMANY EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY MEDICAL DEVICES INFECTIOUS DISEASES MANUFACTURING FOOD/BEVERAGE HEALTH RETAIL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SOURCE: TREKSTOR Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 12:06 PM/DISC: 01/28/2021 12:06 PM Pinterest Facebook Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 WhatsApp Previous articleHighlight LA Defies the Retail Curse Of 2020, Nearly Tripling Revenues and Setting Up for Success In 2021Next articleWorldwide Vascular Graft Industry to 2025 – Increasing Prevalence of Lifestyle-related Disorders is Driving Growth – Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Fed Says April Rate Hike is All But Off the Table

Home / Daily Dose / Fed Says April Rate Hike is All But Off the Table Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Federal Funds Target Rate Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve FOMC 2016-04-06 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the policymaking arm of the Federal Reserve, has already met twice this year without another rate hike following December’s historic liftoff. Now, according to the minutes from the March FOMC meeting released Wednesday, the federal funds target rate will most likely remain at its current 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent range until at least the June FOMC meeting, which means a rate hike would be off the table for the FOMC meeting in April.The Fed noted in the minutes that “raising the target range as soon as April would signal a sense of urgency (FOMC participants) did not think appropriate.” The central bank remains cautious in moving forward with future rate hikes largely due to the fact that it would be easy to raise the rates during an economic upturn, but considerably more difficult to lower the rates in response to an adverse shock to the economy.“Concerns about the possible economic impact of financial turbulence early in the year motivated participants to err on the side of caution while considering the appropriate timing of the next rate increase,” said Robert Denk, AVP for Forecasting and Analysis at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). “Early indications are that U.S. economic conditions have largely recovered from the sharp asset price movements in the opening weeks of 2016, but the committee decided it would be prudent to wait for additional information to confirm this view. This caution was a decisive factor in the decision not to raise the funds rate at the March meeting, but meeting participants acknowledged that relatively little additional information would be available before the April meeting.”The notes from March’s meeting released on Wednesday indicate that FOMC participants expect economic conditions to warrant two rate hikes in 2016, but as always, the decision will be driven by economic data; according to Denk, if the recent economic gains are sustained in the next two months, a rate hike at the June FOMC meeting is a “strong possibility.”“The minutes from the FOMC’s March meeting reflect a growing gap in the performance and outlook of the U.S. economy compared to the global economy,” said Curt Long, Chief Economist at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). “While the committee managed to show a relatively united front in taking a wait-and-see approach to emerging risks in the global outlook, that may not be the case later in the year.”Long continued, “If the domestic economy continues to advance at a moderate pace while global risks remain, we may see sharper disagreements between the hawks and doves on the appropriate monetary policy response later in the year.”Click here to view the FOMC minutes from the March meeting. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago April 6, 2016 1,927 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Related Articles Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: GAO Notes Problems in Financial Regulatory Framework Next: Credit Unions are Having Trouble Closing with TRID Tagged with: Federal Funds Target Rate Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve FOMC The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fed Says April Rate Hike is All But Off the Table  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe read more