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Unilever Ghana Limited ( Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgUnilever Ghana Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Unilever Ghana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unilever Ghana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unilever Ghana Limited (  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnilever Ghana Limited manufactures and markets fast-moving consumer goods which includes food, home and personal care products. Its food range includes margarine, spreads, beverages, soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressing and olive oil and ice-cream and frozen foods. Beverages include tea, weight management products and nutritionally-enhanced staples. Its home care range includes laundry and household care products. Its personal care range includes skin cleansing, skin care, oral care and deodorant products. The company provides products for professional chefs and caterers through its global division, Unilever Foodsolutions. Unilever Ghana Limited also has interests in investment management and real estate development in Ghana. The company is a subsidiary of Unilever PLC and its head office is in Tema, Ghana. Unilever Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Simbisa Brands Limited ( Q12021 Interim Report

first_imgSimbisa Brands Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Simbisa Brands Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Simbisa Brands Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Simbisa Brands Limited (  2021 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSimbisa Brands Limited is the largest fast-food restaurant operator in Zimbabwe and owns, operates and franchises a selection of well-known Quick Service Restaurant brands. These include Pizza Inn and Chicken Inn, and Nandos and Steers of South Africa. Simbisa Brands Limited has an extensive footprint in Africa, with outlets in Zimbabwe and 10 African countries including Kenya, Ghana, Mauritius, Botswana, DRC, Malawi, Swaziland, Lesotho and Zambia. The fast-food restaurant group is a spin-off from Innscor Africa, a ZSE-listed manufacturing group in Zimbabwe. Simbisa Brands Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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5 straightforward reasons to pass on an investment

first_imgI’m not here to preach. I’m simply saying that if you want to stick with your company through thick and thin – or even just assess it rationally – then it will greatly help if you don’t hate the business it’s in.5. You’re not investing for investing’s sakeFinally, a catch-all category that causes more investing misery than you might suppose. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. These are investments made not because you love the business, nor even because you love the price you’re paying for the business but because… Nobody said life would be easy – especially not if you’ve chosen the life of a stock picker.These days efficient investing can be a five-minute decision. Buy a diversified basket of index funds, check in on them once a year to ensure your allocations haven’t got out of whack, and spend the rest of your time bingeing on Netflix / at the beach / at work / bingeing on Netflix at work wishing you were at the beach. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” From analysing company fundamentals to reading trading updates, monitoring the economic news, and standing in front of High Street stores trying to decide if what you’re looking at is the next big thing – the job of an active investor is never done. However we don’t need to make it even harder than it already is. But even sophisticated stock pickers can be sucked into believing so-called ‘blue-sky’ stories that disappoint year after year. The management isn’t crooked, but they do see the world through three pairs of rose-tinted glasses. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I believe there are shares that none of us should invest in, and I believe many of us have our own additional landmines or no-go areas we should steer clear of.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…Rather than agonise over the pros and cons of such ‘opportunities’, I say skip them and move on to one of the many thousands of other candidates just a click away these days. I recently read a report from a small cap whose technology the chairman boasted the world could not do without. Really? Then why is his company losing millions and why has its share price crashed from nearly £2 to barely 2p in just five years? I have a barrister friend who blames most of society’s crimes on alcohol. He won’t touch a drop of Diageo. To kick start your own don’t-touch list, here are five types of investments that have me shouting “Next!”1. You don’t understand what the business doesThis is very common with high-flying technology companies. You ask somebody what the business does, and at best they recite a few buzzwords they got off the first page of the annual report – or from an investment forum or magazine, or even from Twitter. Those of us who do still invest in individual companies – whether because we fancy trying to beat the market for higher returns, or just because we love the challenge – know we’re signing on for much more work. Pause for a moment and everything they say seems awfully confident for a micro-sized business that’s losing money and is ignored by serious investors. 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. …your friend told you to invest and you want to keep them happy…everyone else has already made money in it and you’re afraid of missing out…you believe it can make the world a better place, even if it loses money for you…you hate the company and you’ve already lost half your money on it but you want the price to double before you will sell and move on…a myriad other reasons!Picking winning shares is hard enough without these complications!center_img Owain Bennallack does not own any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. Owain Bennallack | Monday, 8th June, 2020 5 straightforward reasons to pass on an investment In a nearly two decade-long investing career I’ve lost money more ways than I care to remember. But at least I’ve never lost sleep thinking about somebody dying of lung cancer and knowing I made money from a tobacco stock.That is a personal decision. You might say smoking is legal, so what’s the problem? And I respect that view. But equally, you might be terrified for the future of your children given the climate crisis and so avoid the likes of Royal Dutch Shell or maybe you saw a family member bankrupted by a gambling addiction that steers you away from William Hill. Then they point out the share price has doubled. Image source: Getty Images Sure, a profit is a profit. But if you don’t really understand how a company makes its money, how can you assess how well it’s doing, how big the opportunity is, and what the shares might be worth? You might as well bet on a racehorse.2. There’s someone shady running the companyYou might be surprised how often the same dubious people turn up running companies, especially in the small-cap arena. Typically they’re charismatic promoters who persuade a gullible cohort that the last business went wrong for some reason outside their control, but never mind, they’re shooting for the moon this time. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Always remember the market doesn’t care why you invested in a company, what price you paid, or where you need a share price to get to breakeven – or indeed anything else except what the majority of people will pay to own its shares right now. But given all the great companies out there run by straightforward people, you don’t need to get chummy with charlatans.3. It seems too good to be true Most of us know you shouldn’t put your savings into a product promising 10% a year ‘guaranteed’ when interest rates are barely positive, let alone listen to any boiler room puff-peddler on the phone. You should own a share because you like the business and you like the price it’s trading at. Save the rest for supporting – or even betting – on your sports team! Enter Your Email Address Very occasionally you’ll miss a profitable opportunity if you avoid everyone your gut warns you away from, and of course there’s an element of subjectivity here – one man’s Elon Musk is another man’s P. T. Barnum. Perhaps the world can live without it, after all.4. The company offends your principlesLife is too short and full of care to make money from an investment that stops you sleeping at night. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Enero – abril 2016 consagraciones, elecciones y consentimientos en la…

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] En los próximos cuatro meses, del 1 de enero al 30 de abril del 2016, la Iglesia Episcopal será testigo de la consagración de dos obispos, la elección de dos obispos, y el proceso de consentimiento de un obispo.ConsagracionesEl 13 de febrero, la diócesis de República Dominicana: el Revdo. Moisés Quezada Mota, elegido obispo coadjutor el 26 de julio.El 16 de abril, la diócesis del Este de Oregón el Revdo. Patrick W. Bell, se espera con éxito la conclusión del proceso de consentimiento.EleccionesDurante los meses de enero-abril, están programadas dos elecciones episcopales:El 6 de febrero: La Diócesis del Norte de IndianaEl 12 de marzo: La Diócesis de PensilvaniaProceso de consentimiento canónicoHay un proceso de consentimiento canónico en marcha de enero a abril:El Revdo. Patrick W. Bell, elegido el 13 de diciembre para la Diócesis del Este de Oregón (se establecerá la fecha de consentimiento que se establezca) Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Posted Dec 15, 2015 Bishop Elections, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Consecrations, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Enero – abril 2016 consagraciones, elecciones y consentimientos en la Iglesia Episcopal Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Office of Public Affairs 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

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Blackbaud and PayPal offer low-cost web tools for US nonprofits

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Blackbaud and PayPal offer low-cost web tools for US nonprofits Howard Lake | 6 April 2009 | News Tagged with: Digital PayPal Software and services provider for nonprofit organisations Blackbaud Inc. has partnered in the US with online payment service PayPal to offer BlackbaudNow™, a low-cost “point-and-click website builder” with secure donation processing and the ability to send emails and record donors’ giving histories.The service is aimed at new and growing nonprofits in the US. There are no setup or monthly fees. Instead, nonprofits only pay fees on a per-transaction basis.Blackbaud and PayPal are inviting US nonprofits to take part in the $12,500 “BlackbaudNow Donation Sweepstakes”. From 30 March to 30 June 2009 nonprofits that sign up for BlackbaudNow will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes. The winner will receive a donation of up to $2,500 and 20 additional nonprofits will receive donations of up to $500.Marc Chardon, Blackbaud’s chief executive officer, said: “Built on Blackbaud’s proven technology platform with secure payment processing through PayPal, BlackbaudNow provides a simple tool to help nonprofits quickly grow their supporter bases, accept donations and payments, and communicate their missions online.“This template-driven solution is ideal for new and growing nonprofits that need instant access to basic web tools.”Glenn Lim, general manager of alliances and non-retail payments for PayPal, said: “”More than 100,000 nonprofits already use PayPal for payment processing. We know that our work with Blackbaud, a trusted partner of nonprofits, will allow us to better serve our nonprofit customers and help them achieve their fundraising goals.”There are currently no plans to introduce the service in the 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.last_img read more

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Strikers win at Harvard

first_imgBy Ed Childs and Steve GillisCambridge, Mass.For 20 days Harvard Square was the scene of the most raucous, disruptive demonstrations this town had experienced since the Vietnam War. The workers at Harvard University Dining Services were on strike and Harvard wouldn’t budge. But finally the bankers who control the Harvard Corporation caved, literally overnight.At  1:30 a.m. on Oct. 25, leaders of UNITE HERE Local 26 announced “total victory” to cheering strikers and students who had been occupying the square and beating drums throughout the night.The 736 cooks, dishwashers and dining hall workers celebrated the details the next day at a packed ratification meeting. They won retroactive wage increases amounting to $3 an hour over the five-year contract; a substantial, first-time-ever stipend during summer layoffs; better, less expensive health insurance, including for retirees; increased uniform and shoe allowances; strengthened gender identity nondiscrimination terms; and union-power language that exceeded their initial demands.And there was more.The new contract established a Task Force in which union members will exercise power to stop discrimination and promote diversity in the workplace — a demand the corporation insisted it would never accept.In desperation to end the strike, Harvard’s board also agreed to pay the workers’ check deductions during the 20-day strike at 100 percent for health, vision, dental, life, long-term disability, home and auto insurance, plus parking fees and public transportation to and from picket lines. Some strikers who work at the subcontracted medical school and faculty club will also receive a $500 strike bonus.The vote was 583 to 1.‘Harvard’s attack was political’The whole world knew that the Harvard Corporation, with its $40 billion endowment, could afford contract justice for those who feed its community, who earned on average less than $35,000 a year before the strike.Ed Childs has been a cook at Harvard for 42 years. He’s a union founder, a Local 26 Chief Steward and a National Committee member of Workers World Party. Childs explained: “Harvard’s attack was entirely political. What the bankers from Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Citigroup, who direct the Harvard Corporation, wanted most was to pick $4,500 per year of health insurance deductibles and copays from our members’ pockets. They had forced this on professors and other campus workers first; it wasn’t just their local program.“Read the headlines this week. All across the country capitalist insurance companies have announced increases of 27 percent and up for poor people using so-called Affordable Care Act products. We decided it was up to the cooks and dishwashers to draw the line for everybody and fight Harvard’s dangerous program of austerity!”Student/labor coalition fights for healthcareIt wasn’t just that the students, faculty and other workers on campus truly love their dining hall family, who sustain their work from breakfast to midnight snacks — even though that bond was evident daily in mass demonstrations that shook the ivied walls for three weeks.For nearly a year leading up to the strike, Local 26, plus students and faculty, had built a political coalition based on the demand that “healthcare is a human right.” Especially at Harvard’s Medical School and School of Public Health, hundreds of students organized and hosted meetings with dining hall workers to develop solidarity. Their public manifestos tore back the veneer of Harvard’s academic liberalism and exposed its neoliberal core.Student publications and protest actions at local corporate offices called out the interlocking connections of the Harvard Corporation and its Board of Overseers with Wall Street’s biggest banks and insurance companies, as well as with high tech and pharmaceutical giants like Google, Merck, Abbott Labs and CVS. They put anti-labor Harvard President Drew Faust in the same boat as criminal pharma CEO Martin Shkreli.In a Sept. 30 public letter that went viral before and during the strike, two students wrote: “As medical students at Harvard, we were deeply troubled to learn that our university was proposing changes to dining workers’ health plans that would make essential health care unaffordable. It is shocking that these low-income workers would be better off financially if they were not offered employer-sponsored insurance.”As the national stakes mounted and Harvard dug in, the International UNITE HERE leadership poured in vital resources and staff from San Francisco, Las Vegas, Detroit, New York and elsewhere to fortify the strikers’ fund and boots on the ground. Local 26 President Brian Lang and chief negotiator Michael Kramer joined nine courageous women strikers, Black, Latina and white, in civil disobedience arrests on Oct. 14 that shut down Harvard Square for hours. Meanwhile, more than 500 strikers and their allies banged drums, blew whistles and proclaimed, “No justice, no peace!”The next Saturday, Oct. 23, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO organized a demonstration of 2,000 in Harvard Square. As speakers blasted the corporation’s greed from the back of Teamster Local 25’s flatbed truck, that union’s president threw $10,000 into the war chest. Despite a force of militarized police lining the way, Cambridge’s main thoroughfare was shut down as a militant march on City Hall was joined by busloads from New York, Atlantic City, Philadelphia and New Haven.Only one U.S. presidential campaign weighed in on this literally life-and-death national issue. The Monica Moorehead/Lamont Lilly campaign of Workers World Party was engaged through the candidates’ daily presence, assistance and pro-strike publicity, and they got an enthusiastic response from many strikers.Women lead the wayLawrence Summers has been a professor and president of Harvard, a chief economist at the World Bank, Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton administration, adviser to the privatization of post-Soviet states and a favorite millionaire ideologue on the Wall Street lecture circuit. He infamously remarked while Harvard president that women are “underrepresented” in science and engineering due to a “different availability of aptitude at the high end.”The HUDS strike was led by women — Latina, African American, Caribbean, Asian, Indigenous, white, LGBTQ — who make up more than 60 percent of the workers. They engineered ear-splitting disruptions that created a profound crisis for the corporation and its overseers.While traditional picket lines played a role at 40 gates, strikers took on the street tactics of Occupy Wall Street and the Black Lives Matter movement. For 22 days, even after the “tentative agreement,” strikers daily converged from their strike posts to form mass marches for miles through “private” campus courtyards and inside buildings, turning five-gallon food buckets and kitchen spoons into weapons, along with whistles, trumpets, trombones, cymbals and bullhorns.The slogan “No peace” became reality for the bosses, from the tony business and law schools to the Crimson Homecoming of alumni and the usually staid Charles Regatta, whose 300,000 spectators were drawn into the inescapable fight. President Faust heard the constant drumbeat, day and night for 22 days, as protests followed her every move.Robin McDowell, a first-term masters student focusing on labor history, gave WW this eyewitness account of the walkouts and occupations of Oct. 25–26:  “At 2 p.m., the sound of drums and chants was heard all over Harvard Yard. Undergraduate and graduate students flocked to Massachusetts Hall to begin the walkout and march to 124 Mt. Auburn Street where negotiations were taking place.“When we arrived, workers lined up outside the doors as students poured into the lobby, still chanting, still beating on buckets. It felt like the four-story building was shaking with our energy. Curious employees came to the windows and watched.“After about 15 minutes of chanting, we all sat down, almost in unison. Everyone seemed to understand that we weren’t budging until Local 26 negotiators emerged victorious. We heard that we’d see the end by 5:30. After 5:30 rolled around with no word, we sat on the hard marble floor, reading books, talking amongst ourselves. At 6 p.m. the doors would close, so everyone inside texted friends and posted calls to social media telling people to arrive by then. Employees began leaving work. One woman encouraged us, ‘Keep this up. It’s working!’ as she left for the day.”Strike support scares the bossesThe Boston Globe and New York Times rushed an editorial and op-ed to web-print late that night announcing support for the strike — showing an open split among Harvard financiers.The strike settlement resulted in HUDS workers paying substantially less for health insurance than before. They got a better plan design than President Faust’s own family. All this exceeded the union’s goal of $35,000 a year and was a direct reflection of the power the rank and file were able to bring to the street, despite all the difficulties, sacrifices and hardships.As strikers return to work, these victories are being played out on the shop floor. At Adams House, the workers got a rousing ovation from students at breakfast.Sarah Cleary, one of the strikers who was arrested and a cook at a “Restaurant Associates” isolated, subcontracted shop at the medical school’s Longwood campus, described her experience: “Being on strike was truly one of the most powerful experiences of my life. Some of us in a way didn’t want that experience to end. I’d never been active in the union before. There wasn’t even a shop steward in my kitchen.“The first day back, I told my manager that I’d be assuming the responsibility of shop steward from now on. He told me, ‘Fine, you can talk to employees during breaks and after your shift.’ I look forward to the new contract printed and in my hands.“It calls for no discrimination for union activities, and it gives shop stewards the right to conduct union business with members anytime while on the clock. [These two are first-ever worker-power victories.]“I am very much looking forward to being a part of building the union stronger and using this experience of victory in struggles to come.”Ed Childs is chief steward of UNITE HERE Local 26. Steve Gillis is financial secretary of Steelworkers Local 8751.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Suspended jail terms and exorbitant damages award against newspaper publisher and cartoonist

first_img Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News Help by sharing this information to go further The court also ordered the newspaper’s “definitive closure.” The two journalists said they would appeal the verdicts in both cases.“Despite our many protests, a demonstration outside the Moroccan embassy in Paris, a meeting with three advisers to the Moroccan ambassador to Paris, and a news conference in Casablanca attended by Bouachrine and Gueddar (see video), we now have to express our deep disappointment about these verdicts, which sent a grim warning to the Moroccan press,” Reporters Without Borders said.The press freedom organisation added: “We hope there will be a royal pardon but meanwhile we publish the letter we sent to Hillary Clinton, as we said we would do during the Casablanca press conference on 27 October.”Read the letter to US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who will begin a two-day visit to Morocco on 2 November.The Reporters Without Borders news conference in Casablanca and an interview with cartoonist Khalid Gueddar:Reporters sans frontières: Conférence de presse au Marocenvoyé par rsf_internet. – L’actualité du moment en vidéo. RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance June 8, 2021 Find out more News A Casablanca court yesterday gave Taoufiq Bouachrine, the publisher of the Akhbar al-Youm newspaper, and cartoonist Khalid Gueddar three-year suspended jail sentences and ordered them to pay a colossal 270,000 euros in damages to Prince Moulay Ismaïl, a cousin of the king, for a cartoon of the prince published last month.The sentences were issued as a result of a suit brought by the prince accusing them of “failing to accord due respect to a member of the royal family.” The court imposed additional one-year suspended jail sentences and a fine of 9,000 euros in a parallel case brought by the interior ministry accusing them of “attacking an emblem of the kingdom.” October 31, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Suspended jail terms and exorbitant damages award against newspaper publisher and cartoonist RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more News News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara April 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalistslast_img read more

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Former Mayor flies high for charity

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsFormer Mayor flies high for charityBy John Keogh – July 2, 2015 996 Midwest Spinabifida & Hydrocephalus Association vice chairperson John Byrnes, Irish Parachute Club instructor Peter Breen, and Cllr Michael Sheahan taking part in a charity skydive on SundayMidwest Spinabifida & Hydrocephalus Association vice chairperson John Byrnes, Irish Parachute Club instructor Peter Breen, and Cllr Michael Sheahan taking part in a charity skydive on Sunday by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up FORMER Metropolitan Mayor Cllr Michael Sheahan ended his term in office on a high as he leapt from a plane 13,000 feet in the air on Sunday to raise funds for the Midwest Spinabifida & Hydrocephalus Association.The Fine Gael councillor, who also completed the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run 10k event in aid of the MWSA, described his skydive as “a wonderful experience”.He told the Limerick Post: “It was a long day, we were there from 8.30 in the morning and we didn’t jump until 8.30 that evening because of wind problems. I was worried that it would be cancelled but thankfully it wasn’t and it was well worth it.“I absolutely loved it. It was frighteningly exciting. Just as you’re leaning out of the plane, that’s when the second of doubt creeps in because it’s not natural, you’re leaning out into open space. But once you jump then you’re in freefall for a few seconds and you just have to go with the flow. You straighten yourself out then and I was floating down like a frog. It was lovely.”Cllr Sheahan added: “I’d recommend it to anybody with a bit of positivity about them. It’s a very unique way to raise money for charity as well. I would definitely do it again. I really enjoyed it and it was for a very good cause.”The City East councillor, who recently handed over the title of Metropolitan Mayor to Cllr Jerry O’Dea, says he is enjoying the break from “the cut and thrust” of civic events, but promises that he still has “plenty of issues to work on” between now and the next local elections in four years’ time.John Byrnes, vice chairperson of the MWSA, who joined Cllr Sheahan in the skydive with the Irish Parachute Club in Offaly, thanked the former Mayor for his support for the charity during his year in office.The Midwest Spina Bifida Association & Hydrocephalus is a voluntary organisation providing services to more than 100 families.Only 35 per cent of the charity’s funding comes from the HSE so it relies heavily on fundraising; all funds raised go directly towards its services.All its services are free of charge and include physiotherapy, orthotics, counselling for members and family, computer classes, cookery, leadership and self awareness development, summer camps, swimming and art lessons, wheelchair sports and more.For more information, or to make a donation, got to WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Print Twitter Linkedincenter_img Previous articleNew York welcomes The Lady DianaNext articleGarda vow on feuding gangs John Keogh TAGSCllr Michael SheahanIrish Parachute ClublimerickMidwest Spina Bifida Email Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Donegal drug detections up in first quarter of 2020 – CSO

first_img Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebookcenter_img Donegal drug detections up in first quarter of 2020 – CSO WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleTaoiseach confirms further easing of restrictions from June 29thNext articleLYIT allocated 308 free places on Springboard Plus courses News Highland Twitter Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – June 20, 2020 Pinterest Crime figures released by the CSO from January to the first of March suggest an increase in drug detections in Donegal over the same period last year.Crimes in most other areas fell, but drug detections were up significantly.The Central Statistics Office publishes crime figures “under reservation”, effectively saying that questions over how gardai have compiled their figures in recent years mean the CSO is unwilling to fully stand over the figures.In most areas, crimes during the first quarter fell when compared to the same period last year, but drug detections were up significantly.The number of people detected driving under the influence of drugs trebled, going from 13 last year to 39 between January and March this year.Controlled drug offences were up from 74 to 96, possession of drugs for personal use detections rose from 59 to 79. Detections of manufacture or cultivation of drugs rose from one to three, while cases of possession for sale or supply rose by one, from 12 to 13.These figures cover the period from January 1st to March 31st, which includes the first 19 days of Coronavirus restrictions.last_img read more

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Abandoned newborn girl found alive in plastic grocery bag

first_imgForsyth County Sheriffs Office(NEW YORK) — Georgia authorities are searching for information after they say an abandoned newborn girl was found alive in a plastic grocery bag. Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman called it “divine intervention” that the baby was found in good condition. The newborn was found along a road in Forsyth County at about 10 p.m Thursday, Freeman said at a news conference on Friday.Residents heard the baby’s cry and called 911, he said. “It was obvious that the baby was a newborn. We believe within hours of our discovery that the baby had been born,” he said. She was rushed to a hospital “where surprisingly, the baby was in good condition,” Freeman said.Now, the sheriff is desperate to find the identity of the baby and her parents.“We want to understand and find out how this baby was abandoned,” Freeman said. “Thirty-two years, this is the first one I’ve had of an abandoned child in this manner.” As the news spreads, residents are coming forward and asking about adopting the baby, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Deputy Jenny Belafi said Monday.The state has laws allowing for the safe surrender of newborn children. “Georgia Safe Haven Law allows a mother up to 30 days after the birth of an infant to drop that infant off at a hospital, a fire station, a police station, a sheriff’s station,” the sheriff stressed. “And as long as they turn it over to a person, a live human being, they cannot be charged with abandonment, cruelty to children. It is a way to make sure that a child like this is safely cared for.” The little girl has been temporarily named India, and is in custody of the Department of Children and Family Services, the sheriff said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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