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WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING

first_img Share whatsapp WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING Tuesday 16 November 2010 9:29 pm FINANCIAL TIMESABU DHABI MOVES TO SECURE FOOD SUPPLYAbu Dhabi is to make a bold foray into commodities with the establishment of a government-owned trading house aimed at securing food supplies for the import-dependent nation and capturing profit margins in metals and agriculture trading. People familiar with the plans say the company, which is called Abu Dhabi Sources or ADS, is likely to be started with a capital base of several hundred millions of dollars.SHADOW BANKS FACE REGULATORS’ SCRUTINYGlobal regulators will turn their attention to the lightly supervised shadow banking market, according to Lord Turner, chairman of the UK’s Financial Services Authority and one of the world’s leading voices on regulation. In an interview with the Financial Times, Lord Turner said it had been one of the “fundamental failures” of regulators not to think in systemic terms about the role that shadow banks – such as money market funds and non-bank investment vehicles – had played in the run-up to the financial crisis.INTERNET BLOW FOR GOOGLE AND BBCInternet service providers should be free to favour traffic from one content provider over another as long as they inform customers, the communications minister will say on Wednesday at the FT’s telecoms conference in London. The government’s refusal to back so-called net neutrality principles will come as a blow to companies such as Google and the BBC that believe unfettered access to the internet fuels innovation. This position paves the way for new revenue streams for ISPs such as BT, TalkTalk and Virgin Media by allowing them to charge media companies for “fast lane” access.THE TIMESCITY URGED TO INVEST IN ASSET OF THE FUTURE BY HONG KONGCity of London institutions were urged yesterday to invest in Hong Kong to take advantage of a potentially huge new asset class: renminbi-denominated securities. The former British colony was perfectly placed to exploit growing trade in the securities, its finance minister said.HOLIDAY CASH VICTIMS ON A LOSERAdministrators to the holiday currency broker Crown Currency Exchange warned yesterday that compensation to thousands of customers was likely to be minimal. MCR and SPW, brought in as joint administrators to the Cornwall-based company last month, said that they had received more than 8,000 valid claims totalling more than £16 million. They said that demands ranged from £100 to £20,000.The Daily TelegraphCLAIMANT COUNT SET TO REACH 1.5MThe number of people claiming unemployment benefit is expected to have edged closer to 1.5m in October, according to economists. Ahead of the official unemployment figures out tomorrow, economists predict the claimant count rose by 5,000 last month, reaching 1.48m. It would be the third consecutive month the UK claimant count has grown, rising from a 16-month low of 1.46m in July.FED DISMISSES IDEA THAT QE IS SOME SORT OF CHAPTER IN A CURRENCY WARThe Federal Reserve has robustly defended its latest efforts to reignite a US recovery, with the central bank’s vice chairman dismissing the idea that they’re writing “some sort of chapter in a currency war.” In an unusual move, Janet Yellen, the Fed’s vice chairwoman, spoke to US newspapers to defend the central bank’s move.THE WALL STREET JOURNALEUROPE CAR REGISTRATIONS FALL 16 PER CENTNew-car registrations in Europe fell 16% from a year earlier in October, the seventh-consecutive month of declining registrations after the state-backed car scrapping schemes ran out, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association said yesterday.ADIDAS TAKES ON RIVALS IN CHINAAdidas AG is expanding its business in China in an attempt to overtake rivals that have gained market share in recent years. The German sporting-goods company on Tuesday announced plans to add 2,500 stores in China by 2015, including 500 by the end of next year, up from 112 now. Upscale outlets, featuring Adidas’s high-end fashion lines, are planned for larger cities, where many consumers favor Nike. 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CSA to continue as decision-makers for cricket in South Africa

first_imgCricket Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, India Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCricket South AfricaCSAMemorandum of IncorporationNathi Mthethwa SHARE WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free CSA to continue as decision-makers for cricket in South Africa Cricket Cricket WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final Cricket South Africa will continue to be the highest decision-maker after it avoided being derecognised and defunded by the country’s sport ministry. The Members’ Council agreed to adopt a new Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) that will include a framework for the majority independent board, reported EspnCricinfo.The agreement between the interim board and CSA was reached after the  sport minister Nathi Mthethwa issued a notice of his intention to derecognise CSA of its status as the national body for cricket in South Africa. He gave three ultimatums to the cricket body to agree to the new structure as part of his effort to improve functioning in cricket. FinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatter|SponsoredSponsoredYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleNow she has a normal job.MoneyPail|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of code“Today we reached an important milestone, and I am delighted that the Members’ Council and the Board reached agreement on a new governance structure,” Stavros Nicolaou, interim board chair, said.“We have now successfully managed to fulfill the mandate given to us by Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa. We trust that this important agreement will give confidence to all cricket’s stakeholders specifically, players, staff, sponsors and all in the country who love the game of cricket. We owed it to our country to find a solution to cricket’s governance challenges.”The new memorandum will be adopted by CSA in the next 48 hours which means Mthethwa could reportedly reverse his decision and cricket in South Africa will continue to function under CSA. Facebook Twitter WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free Cricket Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Muttiah Muralitharan voted ‘Greatest Men’s Test Bowler’ of 21st century Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide solid start; NZ 24/0 (17 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Cricket Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – April 26, 2021 Cricket WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry Previous articleIPL 2021: ऑस्ट्रेलियाई गेंदबाज खेलेंगे पूरा आईपीएल, कहा- सुरक्षित है आयोजनNext articleMeg Lanning says representing Australia at the CWG will be an incredible experience  Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Cricket last_img read more

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Is it the perfect time to buy Diageo shares?

first_img Stuart Blair owns shares in Diageo. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Diageo (LSE: DGE) shares have always been a favourite in the FTSE 100. This has been thanks to a history of rising sales and dividend growth. But even the drinks giant has not been invincible to the impacts of coronavirus, with many unimpressed by the recent half-year results. This has seen its share price fall nearly 20% year-to-date. Even so, with a leading market position in 180 different countries, and significant brand loyalty, is this just a slight blip in a very bright future?First-half trading updateOperating profits for the firm fell by 47.1% to £2.1bn. This demonstrated the impact of the closure of pubs and bars around the world, and management’s decision to write down some assets by £1.3bn. The business was most heavily affected in Africa, where operating profits totalled just £101m, a 63% decline from last year. This fairly gloomy trading update saw Diageo shares fall by more than 6% on the day.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…But there were glimmers of hope as well. For example, in North America, operating profits rose by 4% from last year. This was due to the fact that the majority of consumption in the US is at home, and therefore sales were able to rise.The group has also recently acquired Aviation Gin for £466m. This is a fast-growing brand within the US and represents Diageo’s continued market dominance. Such a large range of different products should therefore help harness further growth in the future.Are Diageo shares a good income stock?A sign of Diageo’s confidence was the decision to lift the dividend by 2%, despite the difficult trading conditions. As a result, the dividend now yields over 2.7%. This demonstrates confidence that the firm is well-positioned to recover strongly. In fact, CFO Kathryn Mikells has already spoken of an improvement in July.Nevertheless, I do slightly worry about amount of debt on the Diageo balance sheet. Over the year, net debt has risen from £12.1bn to £14bn and is now 3.3 times cash profits. It also gives Diageo shares a debt-to-equity ratio of nearly 200%. This should restrict its ability to return capital to shareholders until the amount of debt is reduced. For example, it has already restricted share buybacks for the time-being, and unless profits grow strongly throughout the rest of the year, a dividend cut could be next.Would I buy Diageo shares?Fortunately, I don’t believe that this should be a problem. While I normally avoid stocks with such a large amount of debt, Diageo’s quality is simply too tempting. With over 200 different products, ranging from Captain Morgan to Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray, Guinness and Smirnoff, the drinks giant is evidently very diversified. A focus on innovation has also allowed the group to grow new brands and further increase sales within some of the more renowned brands. Consequently, this slight dip in the Diageo share price seems to provide a perfect time to buy. Is it the perfect time to buy Diageo shares? 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Urgent Need for O Negative Blood Donors

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 The need for O Negative blood donors is real, and the need is now.There is a dramatic increase in the demand for O Negative blood by Central Florida hospitals and as a result OneBlood, our local blood center, is urging people with O Negative blood to please donate as soon as possible.O Negative blood is in constant demand because of its universal power to save lives.  O Negative red blood cells can be given to any patient regardless of the recipient’s blood type – and that is why it is so vital.  Trauma patients, cancer patients and premature babies are among the people requiring O Negative blood every day.If you do not know your blood type, donate blood and the blood center will let you know.Use this link to make an appointment at the Apopka Donor Center on Park Avenue.For a list of other OneBlood Donor Centers and Big Red Bus blood drives click here. Previous articleBob Poe’s Campaign Gets PersonalNext articleFlorida 511 Provides Real-time Road Conditions Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Apartment XVII / Studio Razavi architecture

first_img “COPY” Apartment XVII / Studio Razavi architectureSave this projectSaveApartment XVII / Studio Razavi architecture CopyApartments•France ArchDaily Year:  Architects: Studio Razavi architecture Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lights – FlamingoTable LampsVibiaLamps – MusaSave this picture!© Simone BossiText description provided by the architects. This is an apartment designed for a young scientist, living mostly alone. The XVIth century building is part of a uniquely preserved Renaissance neighborhood in the city of Lyon, France.Save this picture!© Simone BossiTwo massive stone fireplaces, oversized oak beams, 14 foot ceilings were some of the original features we intended to renovate & celebrate in the new space. A single bedroom and bathroom, in addition to living room, dining room and kitchen, made up the program.Save this picture!© Simone BossiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!© Simone BossiRelying primarily on the use of a single material with a limited color palette, we designed a series of events so as to create what we refer to as an “introspective space”, a place to allow for reflexion, for creative seclusion.Save this picture!© Simone BossiWood floors, rough plasterwork on walls are the only other materials used, allowing for full potential of the space to be celebrated.Save this picture!© Simone BossiProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitects, not Architecture – Virtual Event 02LectureThe Gas Holders of London Documented by Photographer Francesco RussoArticles Share Manufacturers: Investwood, Vibia, Arper, Capdell, Flos, Formani, Foscarini, HAY, MIRAGE, Muuto, Pianca, Schneider Electric, VitrA, LVI, Roca Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941939/appartement-xvii-studio-razavi-architecture Clipboard Apartments CopyAbout this officeStudio Razavi architectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOn FacebookFrancePublished on June 19, 2020Cite: “Apartment XVII / Studio Razavi architecture” 19 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Simone Bossi+ 19Curated by María Francisca González Share Area:  80 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Simone Bossi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2019 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941939/appartement-xvii-studio-razavi-architecture Clipboard France Apartment XVII / Studio Razavi architecturelast_img read more

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Foot-and-mouth: grants and fundraising co-ordination

Foot-and-mouth: grants and fundraising co-ordination Howard Lake | 29 March 2001 | News Cumbria Community Foundation is co-ordinating all local grant distribution in the wake of the foot-and-mouth outbreak.In response to hardship created by the foot-and-mouth outbreak, Cumbria Community Foundation has been asked by the Rural Task Force to co-ordinate all local fundraising and grant distribution. They even have two members of the army working out of their offices, according to the Community Foundation Network. Visit the Community Foundation Network and read UK Fundraising’s coverage of fundraising related to the foot-and-mouth outbreak. Advertisement 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.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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10th Exeter charity run to raise funds for Hospiscare

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 February 2009 | News Tagged with: corporate Events South West  35 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 10th Exeter charity run to raise funds for Hospiscarecenter_img 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. Michelmores adopts Hospiscare as Charity of the Year.Organizers of one of Exeter’s landmark summer events have announced they have adopted Hospiscare as their chosen charity for 2009.Michelmores LLP has confirmed that their Charity Run which takes place around Exeter City Centre in June, will be the centrepiece in a year long programme of events that the law firm will be supporting on behalf of the Exeter based charity.First held in 2000, the Michelmores Charity Run has now raised over £150,000 for local charities and attracts sponsorship from a wide range of local businesses.Event founder and organizer Cameron Caverhill said: “From the outset, we chose to support good causes with the main beneficiaries remaining as the event’s charity for up to three years.“We are delighted to announce that we will now be working with Hospiscare on our road race as well as a number of other events during the year.“The event has grown over the last 10 years and we have continually developed and refined it to improve the experience for the runners and to raise more money each year.”Alison Palfrey, Director of Fundraising at Hospiscare, said:” This is brilliant news for Hospiscare and we are extremely grateful to Michelmores for choosing us this year. We are a local charity and the money raised by this event will help us to provide care and support for local people with terminal illness and their families and carers.”Anyone taking part in the race can sign up easily by registering with Just Giving at www.justgiving.com/hospiscare and following the instructions.Cameron Caverhill added: “This year’s event, which takes place on Tuesday 2 June, will have 1200 runners and we are introducing new prizes for the individual and the team raising the most money. We already have a significant amount committed from loyal business sponsors but would like more so we are keen to hear from any one interested in getting involved.”Further information on sponsorship is available by contacting Sarah Coleman by Friday 13 February at Michelmores on 01392 688688 or by mailing [email protected] informationSarah Coleman, Michelmores: 01392 688688 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Clothes Aid raises £1m for Macmillan from donated clothes

first_img Tagged with: Donated goods Research / statistics Trading Advertisement Unwanted clothes that have been donated via clothes collection company Clothes Aid have raised over £1 million for Macmillan Cancer Support in just two years.The licensed commercial collection company has in the process prevented over four million garments from being sent to landfill. But they know that they could raise even more: every year an estimated £140 million worth of unwanted clothing is thrown away in the UK, according to WRAP’s 2012 report, Valuing our Clothes.Macmillan have produced an infographic to demonstrate the scale of the Clothes Aid collection and what it means for the charity. For example, the clothing was donated in over 200,000 plastic bags, and if all the garments were hung on a washing line it would stretch for 1,941 miles, or from Rugby to Rome and back.The money raised could pay for 19 Macmillan nurses for a year, the equivalent of 37,038 nursing hours.Macmillan says thanks a million for the donated clothes income from Clothes Aid.Will Gogerty, Partnership Development Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said:“Everyone at Macmillan is delighted to reaching the £1million mark, thanks to the kind donations from our supporters and everyone at Clothes Aid”. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 11 June 2015 | News Clothes Aid raises £1m for Macmillan from donated clothes  88 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Journalists still being harassed as elections loom

first_img News Receive email alerts September 1, 2020 Find out more Organisation November 12, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Zimbabwe Reports ZimbabweAfrica ZimbabweAfrica RSF_en center_img The new Zimbabwean constitution that President Robert Mugabe promulgated three days ago guarantees more democracy and freedom of expression, on paper at least, and Reporters Without Borders hopes that it will reduce the negative effect of the draconian laws currently in effect.As a result of Zimbabwe’s repressive legislation, criminal charges are often brought against journalists just for doing their job. This has been seen yet again in recent cases of arrests and harassment.The new constitution also opens the way for elections that have been awaited for years. President Mugabe wants them held as soon as possible and his party, Zanu-PF, thinks they could be held on 29 June. But the power-sharing government’s prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai of the opposition MDC, wants several essential reforms adopted first, including media freedom reform.“Aside from highlighting the disagreements and obstacles that have existed at the highest level ever since the power-sharing government’s formation four years ago, the conditions posed by Tsvangirai draw attention to the urgent need for news providers to be guaranteed the right to work freely and safely,” Reporters Without Borders said.“The new constitution is a step forward but no satisfactory, transparent election is possible if journalists are prevented from working properly. In both Harare and in the provinces, Zimbabwean journalists, especially those who work for the privately-owned media, are the victims of harassment campaigns while journalists with the state-owned media are controlled by the government.”On World Press Freedom Day, on 3 May, Reporters Without Borders pointed out that Mugabe is still on its list of 39 “Predators of Freedom of Expression” and drew up an indictment accusing him of suppressing freedom of expression, exercising strict control over the state media, constantly harassing the print media and being the architect of an extremely repressive media legislation. Read the indictment .Arrests and harassmentIn one of the latest examples of abusive arrests, Dumisani Muleya, the editor of the Zimbabwe Independent weekly, Owen Gagare, one of his reporters, and the newspaper’s secretary were arrested on 7 May for publishing “lies” in a front-page story by Gagare in the 26 April issue. All three were held for seven hours in a Harare police station before being released. The two journalists were interrogated about their sources for the story, which said Tsvangirai had met secretly with senior military officers ahead of the coming elections.The police were meanwhile threatening another Zimbabwe Independent reporter, Dingilizwe Ntuli, with a jail sentence for an article criticizing Harare’s police chief.The privately-owned newspaper NewsDay has also been the target of police harassment. Ropafadzo Mapimhidze, a NewsDay reporter based in Masvingo, 300 km south of Harare, was summoned and questioned by the local police in February about one of her articles. Daily News editor Stanley Gama was summoned to Masvingo the following month and asked to reveal his sources for an article about a resumption of terrorist activities in the area. Gama is currently accused of libelling a Zanu-PF representative in a report about the alleged rape of an 11-year-old girl.Often threatened and interrogated and sometimes prosecuted, independent media personnel are hounded by the national police, the security forces and the Central Intelligence Organization, which follow orders from Mugabe and his aides.Judicial dangers and repressive legislationThe two Zimbabwe Independent journalists have been formally charged by the police with “publishing or communicating false statements prejudicial to the state,” which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and the possibility of a heavy fine.The criminal defamation legislation allows individuals to bring complaints against media and journalists before the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC), which monitors the media. Under the 2002 Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), the ZMC can close media that act “imprudently.” This provision is above all used when journalists cover cases of alleged corruption.Information minister Webster Shamu reiterated the government’s position on media freedom and the protection of journalists at a news conference at Zanu-PF headquarters on 10 May: “I want to repeat that this country came about through the barrel of a gun. It cannot be taken by a pen, never.” The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail May 25, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists still being harassed as elections loom to go further Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell News Newslast_img read more

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‘Adopt Public Health Centric Approach, Not Offence Centric’: Representation Made To Delhi High Powered Committee To Revisit Criteria For Decongestion Of Prisons

first_imgNews Updates’Adopt Public Health Centric Approach, Not Offence Centric’: Representation Made To Delhi High Powered Committee To Revisit Criteria For Decongestion Of Prisons Akshita Saxena4 May 2021 4:45 AMShare This – xIn view of the rapid surge of Covid-19 inside Delhi’s prisons, a representation has been made to the High Powered Committee seeking immediate decongestion of all prisons in the city, to protect the right to life and health of the inmates, especially women. The representation has been made by Advocates Vrinda Grover and Soutik Banerjee, Prof. Pratiksha Baxi and public health activist, Sarojini N. They have urged the Committee to revisit the criteria devised by it last year, during the first wave of the pandemic, for releases of prisoners. The letter states that current wave is rather more deadly and has been proving fatal for even the younger generation. Thus, it is expedient that a revaluation be carried out in the approach towards release of prisoners on Interim Bail/ Emergency parole. It is stated that the existing approach of categorising undertrial prisoners and convicts solely on the basis of the nature and gravity of offence/punishment, for purposes of release on interim bail, will not address the emergent situation to combat the pandemic. “The criteria set out for purposes of awarding Interim Bail and Emergency Parole, must be premised on and take into consideration the overall holding capacity of prisons, health related vulnerabilities, comorbidities, disabilities including physical disability and mental illness or mental health concerns, belonging to marginalised social groups, special physiological needs of women, and age-related ailments,” the letter states. It is pointed out that the spread of Covid-19 is largely aggravated by structural and systemic issues in prisons including hygiene, cleanliness and exposure to common surfaces. Thus, it is stated that women prisoners are at a greater risk as women jails are not designed to address issues of female health and hygiene, including reproductive and menstrual needs. “The shared sanitation and hygienic facilities in women’s prisons, especially washrooms with inadequate facilities to manage menstrual needs poses a greater risk of exposure to the Covid-19 virus in female only prisons. There is an immediate need to drastically decongest all women’s jails in that regard, almost to an extent that washrooms need not be shared by many inmates, and there can be regular sanitization of washroom surfaces after usage by an inmate,” the letter states. It also makes a reference to the advisories issued by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in this regard. Presently, over 20,000 prisoners are lodged in Delhi prisons and another 3000+ prisoners are expected to return pursuant to directions for their surrender. This is against the sanctioned strength of 10,000. Thus, in order to maintain adequate social distancing in these prisons, the letter states, it would be necessary to carry out a reduction in the occupancy to 50% of the sanctioned capacity–which would place the number of inmates that can be held by following distancing norms at around 5,000. Click Here To Download LetterRead LetterTagsHigh Powered Committee prisoners in delhi Prisoners during Pandemic Decongestion of Prisons Next Storylast_img read more

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