United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) HY2008 Presentation

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 presentation results for the half year.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2008 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Superdry share price has crashed 20%. Here’s what I’d do

first_img Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Superdry. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img See all posts by Alan Oscroft Six months ago, I was wondering whether Superdry (LSE: SDRY) might be a worthwhile recovery candidate, seeing as founder Julian Dunkerton had ousted the board, regained control as chief executive, and set the company back on its original path — a path that I thought was the right one.But I steer clear of recovery candidates these days, especially ones whose business development I don’t really understand, after the agonising failures we’ve seen in the past few years.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…Still, after bottoming out around the middle of August, sentiment started turning and, as of a couple of days ago, the shares had put on around 35%.WarningBut that recovery came to an abrupt halt Friday, as the price crashed by 24% when the market opened, before regaining a small amount to sit on a drop of 17% at the time of writing. The fall was so severe it undid all of the 2019 recovery… and then some, setting a new 52-week low for the stock.The trigger was a rather dramatic profit warning issued as a result of a disastrous Christmas trading period. While Black Friday had apparently gone well, since then retail sales had come in below expectations at only £23m as, in the words of the company, “we continue our strategic transition to a full price stance.” It seems people are happy to snap up Superdry clothing at a knockdown cost, but that suggests it might be harder than anticipated for the brand’s target to get back to a premium pricing level.But the thing that’s really hit the share price is the effect that shortfall is expected to have on full-year profitability.No profit?Analysts were expecting to see around £40m this year, but that could now be completely wiped out. Superdry’s new guidance for underlying pre-tax profit indicates a potential range of £0-10m. Yes, zero. There might be no profit at all.The high level of promotional activity in the period running up to Christmas was responsible, according to Dunkerton. But hang on a minute… did he really not expect that at Christmas? It seems obvious to me shoppers will prefer to buy the brands being sold at discounted prices in the fight for the festive pound, and those going for full-price high-margin sales are going to suffer, unless they have real appeal.He did add that “our disciplined plan to reinvigorate the brand and return Superdry to sustainable long-term growth is on track,” but it looks like it’s going to be a longer track than expected.Full-price folly?I did think it a bit strange to see Superdry proposing a dividend this year, before the company’s recovery plan has had a chance to show any success, even if it was expected to be modest. Had a quick return to a full-price brand status been feasible, paying cash to shareholders might have been fine. But the firm seems to have misunderstood current shopping habits, and the idea of paying dividends before cash flow plans have been realised now seems folly.Superdry, for me, is very much a ‘hands off’ stock, at least until we see if customers will go along with Dunkerton’s ambitions — or if Superdry is a has-been as a desirable mid-market brand. 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. Alan Oscroft | Friday, 10th January, 2020 | More on: SDRY Enter Your Email Address The Superdry share price has crashed 20%. Here’s what I’d dolast_img read more

Washington, Houston cathedrals strike up World Series wager in Twitter…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Washington, Houston cathedrals strike up World Series wager in Twitter showdown Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska By Egan MillardPosted Oct 23, 2019 Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA [Episcopal News Service] It turns out the World Series isn’t just a competition between two baseball teams or two cities. This year, it’s also a battle between two Episcopal cathedrals.As the Washington Nationals make their first World Series appearance against the 2017 champion Houston Astros, the dean of Houston’s Christ Church Cathedral, the seat of the Diocese of Texas, issued a “friendly wager” to his counterpart at Washington National Cathedral in D.C.“We think you’re gonna lose the World Series,” the Very Rev. Barkley Thompson said in a Twitter video on Oct. 22. “And here’s the bet: Whoever loses has to wear the other team’s gear at a Sunday morning service in church.”Dean @BarkleyThompson knows that actions speak louder than words. That’s why he’s challenging Dean @Rhollerith at the @WNCathedral to a friendly wager for the @astros and @Nationals @MLB World Series. Your move, D.C.! pic.twitter.com/AYW5ZwpMVi— Christ Church (@cccathedraltx) October 22, 2019The rivalry started when Washington National Cathedral posted photos of its famous gargoyles and statues wearing Nationals hats, using the hashtag #GodHasFavorites:Everyone at @WNCathedral is root root rooting for the home team! @Nationals #STAYINTHEFIGHT #Natitude #GodHasFavorites pic.twitter.com/uuXDsfhYiH— Washington National Cathedral (@WNCathedral) October 21, 2019“To those of us in Texas, those are fighting words,” Thompson said in response, noting that Christ Church Cathedral is five blocks from Minute Maid Park, where the Astros play. “Good luck, Nationals. We think you’ll need it. Go Astros, and play ball!”The Very Rev. Randy Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral, eagerly accepted the bet.So @cccathedraltx has a wager that the @astros can beat the @nationals.Bring it, Houston, says Dean @RHollerith to Dean @BarkleyThompson. #[email protected] pic.twitter.com/25McLzlyqy— Washington National Cathedral (@WNCathedral) October 23, 2019“Bring it on, Houston,” Hollerith replied on Twitter on Oct. 23, after the Nationals won the first game of the series.“Great game last night! We’re off to a good start – at least, that’s how we think here in Washington,” Hollerith said in his own Twitter video.The National Cathedral has doubled down on its support for its home team, even posting a video of its organists playing “Baby Shark” – the inescapable children’s song that has inexplicably become the unofficial anthem of the Nationals – on the cathedral’s majestic organ:Everyone at @WNCathedral is rooting for the @Nationals — even all 10.647 pipes of the organ! @88_gparra #Natitude #WorldSeries #babyshark pic.twitter.com/8vgwJtQIoB— Washington National Cathedral (@WNCathedral) October 22, 2019The cathedral has previously posted videos of its children’s choir singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”:[email protected] is officially changing its name to Washington Nationals Cathedral. #Natitude Go @Nationals! pic.twitter.com/RBA5OoV2ar— Washington National Cathedral (@WNCathedral) October 3, 2019And the same song being played on its bells:In Hollerith’s video responding to Thompson’s wager, he opened a box of Astro Doughnuts – a D.C. favorite – to reveal a dozen donuts with baby sharks in the middle.If God really does have a favorite, perhaps that will become clearer when the teams face off for Game 2 on Oct. 23 in Houston.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL last_img read more

House Set On The Valley Floor / Jørgensen Design

first_imgHouse Set On The Valley Floor / Jørgensen DesignSave this projectSaveHouse Set On The Valley Floor / Jørgensen Design CopyHouses•United States House Set On The Valley Floor / Jørgensen Design United States 2014 Architects: Jørgensen Design Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5050 ft² Area:  5050 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769002/house-set-on-the-valley-floor-jorgensen-design Clipboard “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769002/house-set-on-the-valley-floor-jorgensen-design Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher Photography+ 24 Share Year:  Year:  ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJørgensen DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUnited StatesPublished on June 24, 2015Cite: “House Set On The Valley Floor / Jørgensen Design” 24 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?山谷里的住宅 / Jørgensen Design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 2014 photographs:  Joe Fletcher PhotographyPhotographs:  Joe Fletcher PhotographySc Fabricators:Concrete Countertops & Steel Fabrication, Napa CaliforniaPoor House:Interior Design – NapaTrinity Wood Works:CaseworkDiego Construction:Custom Doors & Finish Carpentry – San Mateo, CaliforniaRivera Landscapes:Custom Landscape & Masonry – Napa, CaliforniaDj Engineers & Associates:PleasantonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joe Fletcher PhotographyRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. Set within the vineyards and close to the center of town, the site for the house is a large plot of land dotted with full grown trees and vineyards.Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher PhotographyThe project consists of two houses connected with glass. Each house is protected from a busy road with two ‘L’ Shaped walls – one is stone and one is cedar. A number of pieces behind these walls are arranged together around courtyards and terraces. In turn giving rise to a sequence of individual gardens, each with their own individual ambience – gardens set among other limitless gardens. A system of slender spaces act like paths connecting the gardens, courtyards, and interior spaces, each embracing and respecting the landscape.Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher PhotographyThe entrance garden is conceived as a porch-like atrium which leads to a solid redwood door crafted from the only tree removed from the site. This door opens to a small glass foyer which connects the two main walls of the house. To one side is an interior gateway through a cedar wall and to the other side is a portal through a thick stone wall. The gateway opens to a garden and guestrooms and the portal opens onto the family art collection and main house. The main house opens to vineyards on the valley floor with 270 degree views of the surrounding Mayacamas Mountains, Mt. St. Helena, and Stags Leap beyond. Guestrooms are through the cedar gateway and open to the southern views of vineyards, Stone Mountain, Mt. Vedeer and the city nearby. Meanwhile the utility areas are hidden away in front with easy access while increasing the buffer between the house and busy road and the house.Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher PhotographySave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Joe Fletcher PhotographyLarge eaves create both a place to enjoy the outdoors all year around and protection from the summer sun, while letting in the right amount of winter sun deep into the house. The envelope of the house enhances the control of the site while providing a sense of privacy and protection while juxtaposed with large openings to the surrounding landscape. The materialization of this project reflects its rural setting, while softening its urban attributes of shelter in front and massive openings behind those urban attributes and human nature.   Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Joe Fletcher PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessGianandrea Barreca Receives the NewSchool’s Global Design and Innovation AwardArchitecture NewsSustainability on Roosevelt Island: How Morphosis and Arup Are Making Cornell’s Bloo…Interviews Sharelast_img read more

Guardian Charity Awards 2001

first_img Howard Lake | 24 April 2001 | News The Guardian has announced its ninth annual Charity Awards programme. The Guardian has announced its ninth annual Charity Awards programme. These Awards recognise innovative contributions to social welfare. Sponsored by Sainsbury’s, the Awards offer five prizes of £5,000.The closing date for entries is 29 June, and entry forms are available from SocietyGuardian. Advertisement  17 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 MoreAddThiscenter_img Guardian Charity Awards 2001 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.last_img read more

Shortlist unveiled for National Fundraising Awards 2019

first_imgDom Smith, Restless DevelopmentHelen Maguire, Claygate Recreation Ground TrustJosanne Richardson, CLIC SargentKealey Chapman, Maggie’sKila Redfearn, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustRegional Campaign of the YearBritish Heart FoundationChestnut Tree House children’s hospiceMaggie’sNorth of England Zoological SocietyProstate Cancer UKCharity-Business Partnership of the YearBounce Back Foundation and LandsecCLIC Sargent and Morrison’sCPSL Mind and JagexGirlguiding and GoogleMissing People and DeliverooYoung Fundraiser of the Year      Anna Hadley, British Heart FoundationDaisy Pearson, DEBRAEmma Powell, The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust, Rays of Sunshine, Demelza Hospice, CLIC SargentHattie Woodhouse, Restless DevelopmentJack Thompson, CLIC SargentThe #ChangeCollective AwardAction for ChildrenActionAid UKGreenpeace UKThe Prince’s TrustRoyal Mencap SocietyLegacy Campaign of the YearBritish Heart FoundationMacmillan Cancer SupportNSPCCSave the ChildrenThe Royal Marsden Cancer CharityFundraising Campaign of the YearAction for ChildrenBritish Heart FoundationGreenpeace UKPancreatic Cancer UKWar Child UKFundraising Charity of the YearCLIC SargentManchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust CharitySumatran Orangutan SocietyThe Royal Marsden Cancer CharityYoungMindsFundraising Event of the YearJDRFMacmillan Cancer SupportThe Brain Tumour CharityThe Grand AppealTommy’sIndividual Giving Campaign of the YearFriends of the EarthCrisisScopeSt Catherine’s HospiceWaterAidInnovation in FundraisingGreenpeace UKMindShelterBoxThe Movember FoundationWar Child UKMost Committed Company to the SectorCharity CheckoutDonorfyGivergyPlatypus DigitalProspecting for GoldVolunteer Fundraiser of the YearEmma Hill, Birmingham Children’s Hospital CharityGibraltar Local Committee for Cancer Research UK, Cancer Research UKLisa Stephenson, Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres TrustOlivia Warham and Ellie Warham, Cancer Research UKTracey Arthur, Above & BeyondSupporter ExperienceAnthony Nolan, the Events and Community Fundraising ProgrammeGreenpeace UK, Head of Face to Face Supporter RecruitmentMines Advisory Group, MAG’s Annual Supporter Engagement ThankathonNational Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, “Because of You” Direct Mail campaign 2018Royal Mencap Society, Marathon Stewardship JourneyThe winning fundraisers, charities and organisations will be announced at the National Fundraising Awards on Monday 1 July 2019 at The Brewery, London.  371 total views,  2 views today  372 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29 Tagged with: Awards Institute of Fundraising Shortlist unveiled for National Fundraising Awards 2019center_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 3 May 2019 | News Action for Children, British Heart Foundation, Greenpeace UK and CLIC Sargent are among the charities shortlisted for their fundraising activity in this year’s National Fundraising Awards.The annual National Fundraising Awards recognise the best examples of excellent fundraising from charities, agencies and individual fundraisers across a range of categories, with five entries shortlisted for each category.Shortlisted for the Fundraising Charity of the Year Award are  CLIC Sargent, Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust Charity, Sumatran Orangutan Society, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, and YoungMinds.There are also a number of new awards this year, including Fundraising Campaign of the Year, and the #ChangeCollective category, which rewards an individual or organisation that has championed equality, diversity and inclusion in their fundraising or within their fundraising workforce. Chair of the judging panel, Howard Lake, said:“Our judging panel received an amazing standard of entries this year. With such strong candidates, it was as challenging as ever asking the judging panel to come up with the top five entries in order for each category results in some strong debates, yet several judges told me just how much they enjoyed the experience. Thank you to every inspirational fundraisers who entered this year and the judges for all the time they gave to examine each entry and to test each of them against the criteria to find the winners.”The shortlist in full:Rising Star Advertisementlast_img read more

Bulgarian reporter’s defamation conviction sets dangerous precedent

first_img December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive March 10, 2021 Find out more Rossen Bossev, a reporter for the Bulgarian business weekly Capital Weekly, was fined 500 euros by a Sofia court on 21 May on a charge of defaming former FSC chairman Stoyan Mavrodiev in a TV interview in January 2015. In the interview, Bossev said Mavrodiev had “facilitated money laundering of a sum acquired through drug trafficking” and had “used the FSC to put financial pressure” on Capital Weekly and Dnevnik, a daily owned by the same publisher.While not disputing the facts of the first statement, the court nonetheless ruled that it was defamatory on the grounds that Mavrodiev was not convicted in the money-laundering case to which Bossev referred. And the court ruled that the second statement was defamatory because the heavy fines imposed on Capital Weekly and Dnevnik were signed by Mavrodiev’s deputy, not Mavrodiev himself.“Although the size of Rossen Bossev’s fine, 500 euros, was symbolic, we regard this decision as an impediment to investigative journalism, one likely to set a precedent,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “Furthermore, as the judge in this case was Petya Krancheva, who had been criticized several times in the past by Bossev in his Capital Weekly articles, we question this decision’s impartiality.”Despite Bossev’s request, Krancheva refused to recuse herself in the case, claiming that she had never read his articles criticizing her. Organisation News Follow the news on Bulgaria Rossen Boussev / DR BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Media independence Conflicts of interestCorruptionOrganized crimeImpunityEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Bulgaria is ranked 111th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, the lowest position in the EU BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Media independence Conflicts of interestCorruptionOrganized crimeImpunityEconomic pressureJudicial harassment  In a joint statement several days after Bossev’s conviction, his colleagues said it was designed to ”suppress critical journalism.” This is not the first defamation case against a Capital Weekly journalists, but none of the others has been brought before a criminal court. “We believe that journalism serves a necessary and integral corrective function in democracy” in the event of threats to “the best interests of citizens and business,” the statement said. As no appeal is possible against the court’s verdict, Bossev and his lawyer have announced that they intend to refer the case to the European Court of Human Rights. Newscenter_img News June 7, 2019 Bulgarian reporter’s defamation conviction sets dangerous precedent February 11, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a Bulgarian journalist’s criminal defamationconviction for criticizing the former head of Bulgaria’s Financial Supervision Commission(FSC). It sets a dangerous precedent for investigative journalism in a country that alreadyhas the European Union’s worst press freedom ranking, RSF said. Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedom News Help by sharing this information Receive email alertslast_img read more

Another attack on a Palestinian journalist

first_img RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes April 23, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another attack on a Palestinian journalist to go further Follow the news on Palestine News Reporters Without Borders today roundly condemned a brutal attack by masked men last night in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Palestinian photographer Jamal Aruri, who works for the French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP).As far as Reporters Without Borders knows, this was the first attack on a Palestinian journalist in Ramallah since the start of a wave of violence against the news media in the Palestinian territories in September 2003. The organisation reiterated its urgent appeal for immediate and thorough investigations into these press freedom violations.”Because of their slowness and passivity, the Palestinian security services bear a heavy responsibility for these repeated attacks on news media and journalists in the territories under their control,” the organisation said. It added : “Until now, no investigation has produced any result and no one has been brought to trial. These abuses have been allowed to go totally unpunished, leaving journalists vulnerable to the struggles between political clans and the security chaos.”Aruri, 38, was beaten in the car park of his house by two men armed with clubs, who injured his elbow and left his face and body covered with bruises. He was still in hospital today and had to undergo an operation. “I don’t understand the reason for this attack,” he told AFP. “I don’t have problems here with anyone.” Aruri was questioned today by the Palestinian police.Reporters Without Borders is aware of at least two physical attacks on Palestinian journalists since September 2003, and two cases of ransacking and vandalism of news media offices. These attacks have been carried out by armed and, usually, masked men. A journalist was also murdered on 2 March in Gaza: Khalil Al-Zebin, the editor of the fortnightly An-Nashra and a close adviser of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat.Reporters Without Borders wrote to President Arafat on 2 March urging him to do everything possible to “remedy the laxity of the security forces, which is unfortunately taking a toll on the Palestinian media.” The organisation said the results of investigations must be made public and those responsible for attacks on the safety and freedom of journalists must be prosecuted. PalestineMiddle East – North Africa WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Receive email alerts News Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalistscenter_img June 3, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more News News RSF_en PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Help by sharing this information May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Sharp rise in numbers availing of food bank services during COVID-19…

first_imgLimerickNewsSharp rise in numbers availing of food bank services during COVID-19 lockdownBy David Raleigh – May 24, 2021 169 Twitter TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Photo by Nico Smit on Unsplash OVER five and half thousand children received food handouts from a Limerick-based charity last year, during the first Coronavirus lockdown, according to latest figures from the Mid-West Simon Community.The figures show a sharp rise in children attending the homeless charity’s food bank services across Limerick, Clare and north Tipperary, and a three-fold increase in people availing of its food bank programme between 2018 and 2020.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The charity’s food bank programme, costing an average €100,000 a year, is funded through donations as well as the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD).In 2018, Mid West Simon provided food to 6,380 individuals including 3,182 children, 1,662 men, and 1,536 women. Demand rose in 2019, when the charity gave food to 7,345 people including 3,669 children, 2,012 women, and 1,664 men.Again, last year, during the first Coronavirus pandemic lockdown, demand increased again and the charity provided food to 13,196 people, including 5,500 children, 4,592 men, and 3,054 women, which the majority of clients from Limerick.During lockdown last year, when unemployment rose, and people were restricted from traveling, over 4,690 new clients, who were either isolating, couldn’t travel, or were laid of work, registered for the charity’s food bank service and received delivered food parcels.“We also delivered thousands of hot meals to those in emergency accommodation (hotels & b & b’s) and these numbers (included in the above figures). We wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support of local shops, businesses and the public who donated food to us,” said a spokeswoman for the charity.Mid West Simon has called on the government to help fund a Social Grocery Store, which it said, would supply a variety of food and fresh produce for reduced prices to its registered clients.Some of the charity’s clients told a recent survey how a social grocery store would help alleviate their feelings of “embarrassment” at having to queue in public at food banks and at street outreach soup kitchens.The charity’s chief executive, Jackie Bonfield, said the proposed initiative – including workshops on cooking and food budgeting – would also “improve clients’ mental health and empower them to move towards self-sustainability and financial stability”.“Food poverty is on the rise, particularly in socially disadvantaged households, and it leads to a form of social exclusion and social injustice.”“We need support from the government and businesses in order to setup the Social Grocery as we can’t do it on our own. And we want to provide dignified respectful shopping to our clients,” Ms Bonfield added.Donations to Mid West Simon Community can be made by contacting 061-608980 or online at www.midwestsimon.ie Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Printcenter_img Previous articleLime Tree Theatre presents LASTA 2021 Festival kicking off on June 11thNext articleNHL Power Rankings: Galway law down statement of intent early on David Raleigh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Takeda Completes Sale of Select OTC and Non-Core Assets to Hypera Pharma

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 OSAKA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 29, 2021– Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ( TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK ) (“Takeda”) today announced the completion of its previously-announced sale of a portfolio of select products sold in Latin America to Hypera S.A. (“Hypera Pharma”) for a total value of $825 million USD. This divestment agreement was first announced in March 2020. The divested portfolio includes select over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceutical products sold in Brazil, Mexico, and other South American, Central American and Caribbean countries, which are part of Takeda’s Growth & Emerging Markets Business Unit (GEM BU). The products, while addressing key patient needs in these countries, are outside of the business areas Takeda has designated as core to its global long-term growth. Close to 300 Takeda commercial employees will transition with the divested portfolio at close. As part of a manufacturing and supply agreement, Takeda will continue to exclusively manufacture the divested products. Takeda intends to use the proceeds from the sale to reduce its debt and accelerate deleveraging towards its target of 2x net debt/adjusted EBITDA within Fiscal Years 2021–2023. Takeda exceeded its $10 billion non-core asset divestiture target in 2020, announcing 11 deals since January 2019 to date for a total aggregate value of up to approximately $11.6 billion. About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ( TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK ) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetic and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries. For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com. Important Notice For the purposes of this notice, “press release” means this document, any oral presentation, any question and answer session and any written or oral material discussed or distributed by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“ Takeda ”) regarding this release. 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PUB: 01/29/2021 04:00 PM/DISC: 01/29/2021 04:01 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005591/en Takeda Completes Sale of Select OTC and Non-Core Assets to Hypera Pharma Facebook Pinterest Twittercenter_img Previous articleSensei Biotherapeutics Appoints Deneen Vojta, M.D. to its Board of DirectorsNext articleBiden warns of growing cost of delay on $1.9T econ aid plan Digital AIM Web Support Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Twitter TAGS  last_img read more