Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgDairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileDairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited (DZL Holdings Limited) is the largest dairy company in Zimbabwe; producing and marketing a range of fresh milk and ready-to-drink and long-life milk products. The company also owns Lyons Zimbabwe; a food company that manufactures and markets ice-cream, cordials, condiments and spreads, tea and mineral water; ME Charhons which manufactures biscuits and baking products; and has a majority stake in Dairibord Malawi. The company is wholly-owned by Lavenson Investments Private Limited and is the flagship subsidiary of Dairiboard Holdings Limited. DZL Holdings Limited owns four property companies; Goldblum Investments (Private) Limited, Chatmoss Properties (Private) Limited, Quallinnex Properties (Private) Limited and Slimline Investments (Private) Limited. Its export markets include Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. Dairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I’d buy Tesco shares in a market crash

first_img Enter Your Email Address Roland Head | Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 | More on: BVIC TSCO Image source: Getty Images 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Why I’d buy Tesco shares in a market crash 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. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Britvic. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. There seems to be a growing risk that we might see a market crash this year. Although there’s no way to be sure, I think it’s worth being prepared. One thing I like to do is to have a shortlist of stocks I’d want to buy during a sell-off.Today I’ll explain why Tesco (LSE: TSCO) would be on my list. I’ll also highlight a FTSE 250 firm that’s a defensive choice, but has stronger growth potential than the UK’s largest supermarket.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…Play safe, shop defensiveThe growth of discount supermarkets Lidl and Aldi has forced the UK’s big supermarkets to up their game. Some have performed better than others in this tough environment. In my view, the big winner has been Tesco.Under turnaround boss Dave Lewis, Tesco has maintained its market share, repaired its profit margins and returned to growth. Debt levels are down and the whole business appears to be much healthier than it was five years ago.To some extent, Tesco’s share price reflects this strong performance. From a low of 150p in 2015, the stock has risen by nearly 70% to trade at around 255p.At this level, the shares trade on 15 times 2020 forecast earnings, with a dividend yield of 3.2%. With earnings per share expected to rise by 10% this year, I’d say this was a fair price, but not cheap.What I’d pay for TSCO sharesI wouldn’t mind buying Tesco shares at their current price. I think they should be reliable performers, even during a recession. But to be honest, I’d rather pay less.For a mature business where growth is unlikely to be spectacular, I’d like a dividend yield that matches the yield on the FTSE 100. That’s currently about 4.3%.For Tesco shares to offer a forecast dividend yield of 4.3%, the share price would have to fall to 195p. That’s about 20% below today’s level. The last time the shares dropped below 200p was December 2018. I’d see a similar fall this year as a buying opportunity.A faster-growing alternative?My next pick is FTSE 250 soft drinks firm Britvic (LSE: BVIC). The company’s UK brands include Robinsons, J2O and Tango. It also produces drinks for Pepsi in the UK under licence and operates in Ireland, France and Brazil.Britvic’s history can be traced back to 1938. In its current form, the firm has traded on the London stock market since 2005. Over this period, the Britvic share price has risen by 276% to around 920p. The company has also paid a dividend that’s risen from 10p to 30p per share and has never been cut.For me, the big attraction is that Britvic owns a number of distinctive brands. These give the business stronger pricing power and higher profit margins than a supermarket. For example, last year Britvic generated an operating margin of 8.4% last year. For Tesco, the figure was 3.4%.Despite this, Britvic shares currently trade on the same valuation as Tesco stock. That’s right — BVIC stock is priced at 15 times 2020 forecast earnings, with a dividend yield of 3.3%.What’s the catch? I’d guess that a drinks firm faces more risk than a supermarket of disruption from changing tastes and government interference.But at current levels, I’d rather buy Britvic. And if the Britvic share price was to fall in a market sell-off, I’d definitely be interested. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

Here are 2 cheap high-yield FTSE 100 bargains. I’d buy them right now

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Here are 2 cheap high-yield FTSE 100 bargains. I’d buy them right now 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. Tom Rodgers | Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 | More on: BDEV LGEN “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Tom Rodgers owns shares in Legal & General. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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 Tom Rodgers 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. The FTSE 100 appears to be trading sideways at the moment, hovering around 6,000 points, while bullish buyers and bearish sellers tussle for control. Sentiment is all over the place.But at times like this, there are still some unbelievable FTSE 100 bargains to be had.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…Value focusIn all this back and forth share price flux, I’m maintaining my long-term value investing outlook. It’s founded on the wisdom of Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett. Both say that short-term fluctuations will make solid companies cheaper than they have any right to be.And buying good companies at historically low price-to-earnings ratios? That is the time when private investors will make their best investments.I’m still swerving away from speculative punts in tourism and travel. I’m not going anywhere near Carnival cruise lines or easyJet. Instead here are two high-yield FTSE 100 dividend bargains in sectors I think will bounce back stronger.FTSE 100 financeThe short-term concern for the insurance industry is the costs that have to be paid out for the coronavirus claims. I’m more focused on the fundamentals of Legal & General (LSE:LGEN), the market-leading pension fund investor and full-service financial business. Is it a solid company? Yes, if a recent 174% solvency ratio is anything to go by. Are profits, revenues, earnings per share, and dividends trending higher long term? Legal & General ticks all these boxes.Short-sellers — those who place bets on company share prices to fall — have tried to push down the Legal & General share price under 180p in recent weeks, but it keeps bouncing back.Remember the last week in April? Doom-mongers placed big bets that the financial services giant would follow Lloyds, Barclays, and RBS to cancel its 2020 full-year dividend. They got their fingers severely burned when LGEN kept its payout promise. And the yield remains a hefty 9% today.We are in for shaky times ahead. I have no doubt of that. But as the economy recovers over the next 18 months, the Legal & General share price will rise. In the meantime, I’m delighted to be able to increase my shareholding at a bargain P/E ratio of just 6.FTSE 100 housingAt a share price under 500p, FTSE 100 housebuilder Barratt Developments (LSE:BDEV) remains 43% cheaper than it was in February 2020.On a 5.9% yield and a P/E ratio of 6.7, the shares are historically cheap.UK housing markets are only just starting to reopen. So an investment here may be too early for the more cautious among you. But I’d say there is clear pent up demand.Barratt has confirmed it is eligible for Boris Johnson’s Covid-19 corporate financing facility. This supports firms “deemed to be a material contribution to the UK economy” by buying from them one-year redeemable debt notes, offering vital operating capital for those who take it up.The £5bn FTSE 100 business restarted building on 11 May. That’s two days before the government greenlit estate agents to reopen, and allowed the estimated 450,000 renters and buyers planning moves pre-lockdown to start up again.Uncertainty about how long it will take for this sector to recover is keeping prices low. But again — think strategically, and think long term — and you are more likely to profit from what I think are FTSE 100 dividend bargain shares.last_img read more

Institute of Fundraising publishes unified Code of Practice

first_imgThe Institute of Fundraising has published its single Code of Fundraising Practice, which updates and consolidates the 28 individual codes of practice developed over the years. The new Code is published in print and online, with relevant links.The code is designed to allow individuals and fundraising organisations to demonstrate best pratice, eliminate poor practice and increase public trust and confidence in the voluntary and community sector.Launching the Code of Fundraising Practice, Stephen Pidgeon, Chair of the IoF Standards Committee that initiated and led the development of the new code, said: “I’m immensely proud that after a year of consultation and hard work by many IoF staff and members we have reduced the 28 original Codes of Fundraising Practice to one. They were long and repetitive, and in some cases contradictory”. Advertisement The Code of Fundraising Practice contains the standards that the fundraising community sets through the work of the Institute of Fundraising’s Standards Committee, as well as offering legal ./guidance in key areas.It is designed to exhibit four hallmarks – legal, honest, open and respectful. Institute of Fundraising publishes unified Code of Practice AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 November 2012 | News Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Law / policy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) has welcomed the new Code of Fundraising Practice, against which the FRSB will continue to regulate fundraising practice. Alistair McLean, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Standards Board, said: “The fundraising standards set out in the new streamlined Code clearly define what can and cannot be done when raising money for charity in the UK. It is against these standards that the FRSB continues to regulate and we welcome the clarifications made to ./guidance within, particularly around cash collections. Within the new Code, there is a clear focus on the overarching principles that constitute good fundraising and less ambiguity and duplication from one discipline to another”.www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/codePhoto: @lucycaldicott  58 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Men’s Tennis sweeps ITA Kickoff Weekend, books trip to Chicago for ITA Indoor Finals

first_img2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Linkedin Facebook Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ printAlastair Gray reaches to try and win a crucial point in TCU’s win against Oklahoma State this Sunday. Photo by Jack WallaceTCU Men’s Tennis bounced back after their season-opening loss with two 4-0 wins over Loyola Marymount and No. 20 Oklahoma State. The win sends TCU over .500 after an ugly loss at Tulsa last weekend.“Everybody showed up,” said senior Alex Rybakov. “Every single person, all the freshmen, all the upperclassmen, everybody. It was overall a great team effort.”Early Doubles Bumps Brushed OffSaturday’s doubles competition was a close call after sophomore Bertus Kruger and senior Reese Stalder lost 6-3. Rybakov and junior Alastair Gray followed with a 6-2 win and first-years Luc Fomba and Sander Jong clinched after a 6-4 win.Sander Jong (left) and Luc Fomba (right) share a fist bump after a won point this Sunday against Oklahoma State. Photo by Jack WallaceSunday opened with the doubles competition, with Kruger/Stalder posting a 6-3 win. Fomba/Jong finished the sweep with a 6-3 win as well, clinching the doubles point for the Frogs.Singles Continue the SweepTCU quickly claimed a title game spot on Saturday, with victories by Stalder (6-0, 6-2), Kruger (7-5, 6-1), and Fomba (6-4, 6-2) over Loyola Marymount.Stalder’s was a case of sweet revenge, avenging his doubles loss earlier that afternoon.On Sunday, all TCU players again won in straight sets, with Stalder finishing first for the Frogs, winning 6-3, 6-1. Kruger came right after with a dominating 6-2, 6-1 win. Rybakov won the deciding match, 6-3, 6-1.Alex Rybakov makes his serve to open his doubles match this Sunday against Oklahoma State. Photo by Jack WallaceRybakov Remains RelentlessRybakov stands at No. 14 nationally in singles rankings, the highest of any TCU player and the second highest among Big 12 players.His strong finish this weekend has his singles record at a still-undefeated 10-0. Rybakov looks to continue to lead the Horned Frogs to a solid season once again, vying for their fourth-straight Big 12 regular-season title, and third Big 12 tournament championship in the last four years.“Our potential is great,” Rybakov said. “Obviously the goal is to keep the Big 12, as we’ve been doing, but we’re going to take it match by match, one game at a time.”As one of the highest attended tennis teams in the Big 12, loyal Horned Frogs did not disappoint, with more than 850 fans in attendance over the two matches.Head Coach David Roditi celebrates with his son after TCU’s victory this Sunday against Oklahoma State. Photo by Jack Wallace“We see different people from the community coming out,” head coach David Roditi said. “It’s a beautiful tennis center on a beautiful day. Today, in my opinion, this was the place to be.”Up Next:TCU came into the weekend ranked No. 22 in the nation and will surely climb after not only a tournament win but a win over a ranked conference foe.The win also earns the team a trip to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Team Indoor Championship Feb. 15-18 in Chicago, IL.“Our guys, we’re hungry,” coach Roditi said. “That was the goal, the goal was to get to Chicago and we were fortunate today to play well.”Video Playerhttps://www.tcu360.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Tennis-vs-OK-State.mp400:0000:0000:46Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Jack Wallace + posts Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Facebook Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. Previous articleHoroscope: January 29, 2019Next articleTCU struggles to match offensive firepower of No. 16 Texas Tech, suffers worst loss of season 84-65 Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The team earned an invitation to the ITA National Tournament after this weekends wins. Photo by Jack Wallace Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Linkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt TCU News Now 4/28/2021 TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC Westlast_img read more

Sustainability committee’s new website promotes green initiatives

first_imgCamilla Price TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Camilla Pricehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camilla-price/ Linkedin Photo by Madison Fowler Sophomore students, Eliza Barrow (left) and Stanton Cross (right) using the recycling bin outside of Moudy South. Twitter + posts Experts share strategies for sustainability during the holidays Facebook Camilla Pricehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camilla-price/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution I’m a junior studying biology and journalism, and I believe everyone can make a difference for wildlife. I wear pink, bleed purple and live green. Ask me about okapi and let me know your ideas for making TCU greener. ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Environmental spotlight: Explaining the twin threats facing shark and ray populations worldwide Camilla Pricehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camilla-price/ printMany students might not know about sustainability initiatives on campus, and one professor is hoping to change that. For example, TCU is certified as a Tree Campus USA, uses high-efficiency chillers and LED lighting and Sodexo gives unused food to people in need through their partnership with the Food Recovery program. The sustainability committee partnered with ROXO, the on-campus advertisement and public relations agency run by strategic communication students, to create a website that discusses what students and departments can do to practice sustainability.The TCU Sustainability committee’s motto and profile picture. Courtesy of TCU Sustainability.“I think for me there’s been a recurring theme for as long as I’ve been here with new incoming students and when they start to get involved on campus they immediately go, ‘Where’s our recycling? Why isn’t it visible? Why isn’t the campus doing more?’” said Becky Johnson, the committee’s chair. “And that was one of the reasons behind the website is to make sure we have that info readily available.”Now that the site is up and running, one of the committee’s priorities this semester is continuing to promote sustainable actions through social media. While there is still work to be done to make TCU greener, one of the biggest challenges is spreading the word on what has already been accomplished. Johnson said Andrea Stafford, the marketing coordinator in the College of Science and Engineering along with her interns volunteered to post about content created by the committee.Many of TCU’s sustainability efforts take place behind the scenes, said Chris Honkomp, the assistant vice chancellor for Facilities and a staff representative on the committee. Honkomp volunteered for the committee four years ago when it was still an ad-hoc committee.“Sustainability is an integral part of our day-to-day business,” Holkomp said. Honkomp, along with other Facilities administrators, oversees building construction and maintenance. Nearly half of the buildings on campus are LED-certified or held to rigorous environmental standards that reduce energy consumption, water use and construction waste.Many of these initiatives also save TCU money. Honkomp said new lighting and solar installations at the TCU campus store alone save $20,000 annually in energy costs, with other buildings receiving similar renovations.Honkomp said the involvement of Facilities on the committee gives his team insight into what is important to students and faculty, while also providing an opportunity to talk about many of the environmental programs and standards Facilities is already following.Sustainability doesn’t just take place on a structural level, though. TCU students can also make a difference with everyday choices.Nicole Gorretta, student government’s (SGA) director of sustainability for three years in a row, grew an interest for sustainability from growing up in Portland, Oregon. “I know Portland was a little bit more on the eco-friendly side,” Gorretta said, “but the things I thought were standard nationally weren’t standard.”Gorretta said that coming to Fort Worth was “a complete culture shock” because recycling comes every week and trash comes biweekly in some Portland neighborhoods. Composting is universally carried out, and plastic grocery bags are not available for purchase.Gorretta’s first action as SGA’s sustainability director was to eliminate styrofoam, and since then has also worked on improving office recycling, creating an annual Earth Day fair and educating her fellow students.“When I encounter a student that doesn’t know something, I take it as an opportunity to teach them,” Gorretta said.Gorretta has also helped draft a piece of legislation referred to as the “One-Five-Ten Year Plan,” which outlines TCU’s goals for sustainability for the next decade. The 2019-20 school year is year one.One of the goals proposed in the legislation is to have one recycling bin for every trash can on campus within the next five years.Gorretta, a senior movement science major, is not the only committee member with interests outside of the College of Science and Engineering.The diversity of students and faculty involved with the committee is one of its greatest strengths, Johnson said.“We have a lot of people from around campus and we also have people from Facilities, so we’re actually having those dialogues between the administration of the university and the faculty who want to see things improve,” she said. Rick Adickes, the hazardous waste manager at TCU and a member of the sustainability committee, has partnered with the committee on an initiative to begin rolling out battery-operated recycling containers across campus.The program is still in the beginning stages, but once implemented it will prevent batteries from entering landfills and allow for reusable resources to be extracted, Adickes said. Adickes first became invested in the idea after speaking to a hazardous waste industry colleague at the University of Texas at Dallas.Moving forward, the committee plans to create further engagement on campus with students and faculty.TCU has been supportive of the committee’s request to fund a graduate student to act as campus sustainability coordinator. Every school in the Big 12 except TCU and Oklahoma State have sustainability coordinators to direct green initiatives on campus.Molding TCU into a leader in the academic world of sustainability will not be easy, Adickes said, but it’s possible with commitment and better communication across campus.“I encourage people to speak up and voice opinions, ideas, and concerns,” Adickes said. “Half the problem is not knowing… From there we can talk about it and try to find a solution.”The committee also hopes to coordinate with the TCU Faculty Senate to get a sustainability statement into the faculty and staff handbook.Johnson said she is hopeful for the movement’s future. One positive sign came when the dean’s office in the College of Science and Engineering invited the committee to set up a better recycling and trash system in their offices and work on reducing plastic and recycle waste at events.“I think we’re really starting to gain some momentum and get the right kinds of people involved at different levels and from different places on campus,” Johnson said.Students are encouraged to join in the committee’s efforts toward sustainability. Sophomore students, Eliza Barrow (left) and Stanton Cross (right) using the recycling bin outside of Moudy South. Courtesy of TCU360For more information, visit the What Students Can Do page on the sustainability website or reach out to one of the professors on the committee about attending meetings.“My philosophy is the more the merrier,” Johnson said. “You don’t have to be an official committee member to come and participate with us.”TCU will also be commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day from April 16-20. Working on reducing your individual impact, whether eliminating food waste or learning more about the proper way to recycle, also makes a major impact.“There is only so far you can go with sustainable technology,” Honkomp said. “It starts with you.” Twitter ReddIt Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Camilla Pricehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camilla-price/ Previous articleHoroscope: February 25, 2020Next articleOpen House Podcast Episode 4: Clayton Dana-Bashian Camilla Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Sign of opening in announced imminent release of political prisoners?

first_imgNews July 9, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sign of opening in announced imminent release of political prisoners? CubaAmericas New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council to go further Follow the news on Cuba Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet May 6, 2020 Find out more News October 12, 2018 Find out more Newscenter_img RSF_en Receive email alerts RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago CubaAmericas Organisation News Help by sharing this information October 15, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders takes note of the announced release of political prisoners following Spanish foreign minister Miguel Angel Moratinos’ visit to Cuba. The announcement was made by Cuban cardinal Jaime Ortega, who has been acting as mediator. He said that it was agreed during a meeting between Moratinos and Cuban President Raúl Castro that 52 political prisoners will be freed during the coming months, five of them at once.“The announcement is a sign of positive progress but it should not obscure the tragic reality of the human rights situation in Cuba,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It was high time that the Cuban government, by releasing political prisoners, recognised the injustice of holding them. We hope that the negotiations begun by the Cuban Catholic Church will enable the Castro regime to fully honour its undertakings as regards human rights.”The five prisoners who are due to be freed in the next few days include two journalists, José Luis García Paneque and Pablo Pacheco Avila, who were arrested in 2003. They and the other three, Lester Luis González Pentón, Antonio Villareal and Luis Milán Fernández, will travel with their families to Spain as soon as they are released from prison.“We point out that ‘exile’ in Spain is not a satisfactory humane or political solution and that the release of prisoners of conscience should be accompanied by recognition of their right to live in their own country and to defend their opinions openly,” Reporters Without Borders. “We nonetheless fear that the Cuban regime is not ready to go that far.”Watch an interview with Alejandro González Raga, an independent journalist with the Camagüey news agency in the central of the country, who was released in February 2008 after five years in prison.The announcement of the releases came just days after reports that the health of online journalist and government opponent Guillermo Fariñas was declining rapidly as a result of his hunger strike to press demands for the release of Cuban prisoners of conscience. Fariñas, a trained psychologist and head of the illegal Cubana Press agency, yesterday said he was calling off the hunger strike after 135 days, his wife, Clara Perez, and Maria Dolores Masana, President of Reporters Without Borders’ Madrid office, reported in an interview for a Spanish radio station, Rádio Nou.Fariñas had already been pursuing his hunger strike for more than three weeks when a prisoner of conscience, Orlando Zapata Tamayo, died on 23 February after refusing to eat for more than 80 days. Although his health worsened steadily and eventually became critical, Fariñas said he was “ready to die” in order to get the Cuban authorities to finally recognise the right to freedom of expression, information and opinion.”“I am aware that my death is imminent and I consider it an honour because I have tried to save the lives of 25 political prisoners,” he said from his bed in an intensive care unit in a hospital in the central city of Santa Clara.Reporters Without Borders had repeatedly urged Fariñas to call off his hunger strike, which was putting his life in grave danger, and we are pleased to learn that he has finally ended it.A total of 167 people are in prison in Cuba just for holding and expressing views that differ from those held by their leaders. Fifty-three of these 167 government opponents are regarded as prisoners of conscience by Amnesty International and 25 of the 53 are journalists, bloggers or intellectuals who were arrested and convicted during the 2003 “Black Spring.” They include Reporters Without Borders correspondent Ricardo González Alfonso, who immediate release we continue to request.Reporters Without Borders urges the Belgian government, which holds the European Union’s rotating presidency, to continue the efforts began by the Spanish government, the previous holder, to develop the EU’s dialogue with Cuba. We also urge the community of Latin American countries to react and to remind the Cuban government of its human rights undertakings and responsibilities.“We hope that these releases, the largest number since Raúl Castro took over as president four years ago, will soon pave the way for an end to a situation that can no longer be tolerated,” Reporters Without Borders added. “Nothing justifies restricting access to news and information or the right to travel abroad. Nothing justifies threatening, arresting or jailing a government opponent who finds the courage to criticise these abuses.” last_img read more

Radio reporter becomes 36th journalist to be attacked this year in Peru

first_img PeruAmericas December 4, 2019 Find out more News News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Help by sharing this information PeruAmericas China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting Follow the news on Peru RSF_en Organisation center_img September 8, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio reporter becomes 36th journalist to be attacked this year in Peru News Reporters Without Borders reiterated its condemnation of violence against the Peruvian press today after Fidel Ilario Huamaní of Radio Huancavelica was attacked and injured in the central Andean city of Huancavelica on 5 September, apparently for criticising local health officials.“We strongly deplore this new attack and the apparent passivity, if not direct responsibility, of the authorities in this increase in threats and violence against journalists in Peru,” the press freedom organisation said. “The complaint filed by Huamaní at the Huancavelica police station must be properly investigated and his assailants must be brought to justice,” Reporters Without Borders added.Huamaní was returning home with two fellow journalists when he was attacked by three individuals. He identified two of them as Daniel Huaro and Edgar Chávez, employees of the Regional Department of Health (DIRESA). They hit and injured him in the face and insulted him, referring to a report he wrote a month ago about public health mismanagement that led to the dismissal of DIRESA chief Fidel Miranda Medina.This was the 36th case of a physical or verbal attack against a journalist in Peru to have been registered by Reporters Without Borders so far this year. April 1, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News to go further Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable February 10, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more

Government accused of abusing partition on VRT issue

first_img Google+ Government accused of abusing partition on VRT issue News LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey By News Highland – April 19, 2010 Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img Twitter Facebook Previous articleMayor denies retirement speculationNext articleMajor improvement in Donegal sexual assault treatment services News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published The Irish Government has been accused of abusing partition in applying Vehicle Registration Tax to cars imported from the north to the south.Foyle MLA Martina Anderson says she has been inundated with calls from people angry at the VRT charge and a perceived local crack down though a series of customs checkpoints.Ms Anderson says that Sinn Fein MEP’s are trying to ascertain if the VRT is illegal: Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterestlast_img read more

Plea In SC For Constitution Of Broadcast Regulatory Authority Of India To Regulate Electronic Media [Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesPlea In SC For Constitution Of Broadcast Regulatory Authority Of India To Regulate Electronic Media [Read Petition] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Aug 2020 10:53 PMShare This – x”Sensational reporting and discourse on critical issues just for the sake of viewership and notoriety has resulted in the tarnishing of an image of individual or community or religious or political organization.” A PIL has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking constitution of an independent authority, the Broadcast Regulatory Authority of India, so as to regulate electronic…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”Sensational reporting and discourse on critical issues just for the sake of viewership and notoriety has resulted in the tarnishing of an image of individual or community or religious or political organization.” A PIL has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking constitution of an independent authority, the Broadcast Regulatory Authority of India, so as to regulate electronic media channels and facilitate development of broadcasting services in India; as electronic media does not come under the ambit of Press Council of India. The petition has been filed by Advocate Reepak Kansal, alleging that there is no law in existence to bring broadcasting employees/ Anchors in the definition of journalists and electronic broadcasting channels in the definitions of ‘PRESS’ or Journalist etc. “These self-declared, un-controlled and un-regulated electronic broadcasting channels are falsely claiming themselves as media and have been running by foreign / Indian investors in the name of news channels / media. It’s Anchors falsely represent themselves as Journalists. There is clear cut misuse of fourth pillar of democracy by giving it in the hand of foreign investors. There is scope to weaken the unity and strength of our nation by the foreign investors,” the plea states. It is further prayed to restrict the electronic media from “assassinating” the dignity of any individual, community, religious saint or religious/ political organization, in the name of ‘Press’. The plea states that freedom of speech is not an absolute right under the Indian laws and Clause (2) of Article 19 of the Indian constitution enables the legislature to impose certain restrictions on free speech. “The airwaves are public property and it is necessary to regulate the use of such airwaves in national and public interest, particularly with a view to ensuring proper dissemination of content and in the widest possible manner,” the plea states. The Petitioner, represented by Advocate Harisha SR, wishes to curb the evil of media trail, parallel trial, judgmental views and interference with the administration of justice. The plea is likely to be listed on August 7, 2020. Click Here To Download Petition Read Petition Next Storylast_img read more