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Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgBotswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBotswana Diamonds is a diamond exploration enterprise that has been operating in Botswana since the early 1980s. The United Kingdom-based enterprise is a spin-off of African Diamonds Plc and operates in Botswana, South Africa and Cameroon. The company has a successful track record in diamond discovery; having helped discover the Karowe Mine in Orapa which produces rare high-value stones. Botswana Diamonds also found a kimberlite mine in Botswana which is one of only 20 hard-rock diamond mines found outside Russia. The company operates in a joint venture with OJSC Alrosa (Russia) to explore 17 diamond-producing mines; and in a joint venture with Brightstone holds 13 prospecting licenses in the Orapa region which covers a total of 733 square kilometres. Botswana Diamonds Plc was founded in 2010 as a spin-off company of African Diamonds Plc, with its head office based in Dublin, Ireland.last_img read more

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CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) HY2018 Presentation

first_imgCIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the half year.For more information about CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu)  2018 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCIEL Limited is an investment company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. The company operates in the following segments: agriculture and property, financial services, hotels and resorts, textiles, and healthcare businesses. The activities of the company are spread out over five countries that include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, Maldives and South Africa, just to name a few. CIEL Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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DCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgDCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about DCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the DCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: DCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileDCB Commercial Bank Plc, known as DCB Bank, is a private, publicly-traded microfinance bank which was established to serve the banking needs of the impoverished and unbanked in Tanzania. DCB Bank operates in the following segments; treasury operations, corporate/wholesale banking, retail banking and other banking operations. Financial solutions range from savings accounts and fixed and time deposits to personal, institutional, group and corporate lending. DCB offers a full range of services for commercial banking; ranging from overdrafts facilities, payroll processing, agency banking and internet and mobile banking to money market deposits, treasury bills, bonds buying, letters of credit and invoice discounting. The bank operates through 6 retail branches and approximately 400 business centres in the major towns and cities in Tanzania. DCB Commercial Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Lottotech Limited (LOTO.mu) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgLottotech Limited (LOTO.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Lottotech Limited (LOTO.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lottotech Limited (LOTO.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lottotech Limited (LOTO.mu)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLottotech Limited is a company headquartered in Ebène Mauritius that handles the Mauritian National Lottery for the Mauritian government. The company distributes its product through a broad network of retailers. Lottotech Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

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Stock market crash: which of these dividend-paying UK shares could make you filthy rich?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild | Monday, 5th October, 2020 Stock market crash: which of these dividend-paying UK shares could make you filthy rich? 2020 has been a difficult time for dividend investors. Hundreds of UK shares have axed, postponed, or reduced shareholder payouts in response to the Covid-19 outbreak and its significant economic impact. There could be more drastic action coming down the pipe should the global economy endure a painful and prolonged downturn too.There are plenty of UK shares that continue to offer chunky yields. But which of these British stocks should you buy and which should you avoid?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…Danger ahead!Royal Dutch Shell’s 5.5% dividend yield looks quite delicious. But the multitude of problems the FTSE 100 oilie faces makes this UK share a risk too far in my book. It’s not just the short-term troubles it faces as the slumping global economy smacks oil demand.The fight Shell has to adapt to renewables threatens to create plenty of problems over a longer time horizon too. The fossil fuels giant may struggle to keep pace with nimbler green energy operators and faces a sharp slump in crude sales in the meantime.I wouldn’t be tempted to buy Land Securities either, despite its tasty 4.5% forward dividend yield. In July, the property trust announced plans to reinstate dividends later this fiscal year. But I’m more than a little sceptical that it’ll be able to fulfil this aim.Shaftesbury illustrated the huge pressure on retail property owners by declaring last week that almost 60% of its own rents due for the second half had gone unpaid. Land Securities has also seen rents plummet since the Covid-19 outbreak, and the end of the government support in the coming months threatens to exacerbate the problem.A better dividend stockIn my opinion, investors seeking chubby dividends from UK shares would be better off investing in Begbies Traynor. Yields here aren’t the biggest (for 2020 its reading sits at 3.4%). But this sort of inflation-beating figure can still provide a decent return for your money. And, in my opinion, the insolvency services expert is in much better shape to keep growing in the current climate.British Chambers of Commerce data shows that almost half of British businesses reported falling sales in the third quarter, while two-thirds have seen their cash flows keep deteriorating. Counter-cyclical shares like Begbies Traynor are ideal UK shares in times like these. And, unfortunately, the historic slump in the British economy suggests its services will surge in the short-to-medium term.Helping you to get rich and retire early with UK sharesBebgies Traynor’s just one quality UK share I’d buy to receive big dividends in the near term and beyond though. The London Stock Exchange is packed with income heroes like these. And with the help of The Motley Fool and its huge library of special reports you can find top dividend stocks that could make you rich despite the global economic downturn. So do some research and get investing today. 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. 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. See all posts by Royston Wild Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Enter Your Email Address 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 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. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Landsec. 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.last_img read more

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Is a Charter School network coming to Florida?

first_img Please enter your comment! Focus on FloridaQ&A: Basis.ed CEO Bezanson on Florida’s charter outlookBy Erin Clark of Watchdog.org  Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Florida Watchdog recently interviewed Peter Bezanson, CEO of the BASIS.ed school network, one of the nation’s top-performing charter school networks, with a mix of 26 charter and private schools, including one in China.At a recent hearing of the PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee in the Florida House of Representatives, Bezanson and representatives from other high-performing charters discussed how their schools were successfully closing the achievement gap and what they would need to enter new states and new markets. Bezanson spoke with Watchdog about the outlook for Florida. The interview was edited for clarity.You’ve identified BASIS’s four top policy needs: curricular freedom, hiring freedom, funding, and independent charter authorizers. What type of prospect is Florida?I think it’s great. Our preliminary examination indicated that there would be no real problem with our model in Florida, and there’s a lot of real positives. … Arizona, where we’re headquartered, has tried to copy Florida in a lot of these regards. Not only is there curricular freedom, but there is the spirit of rewarding performance, that the better a school does, the more money they get from the state. Kind of performance-based pay for [Advanced Placement] scores of students, so on..Teacher certification came up as a potential stumbling block in the hearing. What’s your take on Florida’s policies?Teacher certification is something in Florida that we can live with. I would rather have complete freedom to hire, but as far as I understand the current status of the law in Florida, it’s pretty good.You can hire a teacher with a degree in physics to be a physics teacher, and then he or she has three years to pass a couple of tests and take some classes in education in order to go from a provisional certificate to a full certificate. That’s completely doable. Again, it’s not ideal, we’d prefer to have complete freedom to hire and complete freedom to train our teachers as we see fit, without the need for them to take additional classes, but it’s workable.You’ve said that you like to be above the national average in terms of per-pupil funding. Is Florida’s funding level consistent with BASIS’s needs?It’s OK. It’s not among the highest in the country, but it’s certainly also not among the lowest. I don’t know where it stands vis-a-vis the national average, but it’s a bit more than we get in Arizona and a bit less than we get in Texas. So it’s within the range of where we can make it work.What about your preference for an independent charter authorizer?COMING SOON? Peter Bezanson, CEO of BASIS.ed, says a few tweaks would make Florida a more welcoming place for his charter school network.That’s the one that’s the most problematic for us in Florida. There’s a district authorizer, meaning the districts are the authorizers with some sort of appeal mechanism to the state. BASIS doesn’t like that. We want to stay out of politics, we don’t want to have an authorizer that doesn’t want us there and then it has to be forced on them by the state. We would prefer the statewide authorizer or the independent authorizer, removing the district altogether. And then again, in a state like Florida where the districts are the authorizer, our great preference would be to find an authorizer who actually wanted us to come, a district that would be excited for us to come. And then partner with them, versus enter into any sort of acrimonious relationship.Do you have a feel for any districts that might be more receptive?We haven’t gotten that far in exploration. I’m sure there are. Florida has a lot of charter schools that serve a lot of different student demographics and have a lot of different focuses, so it’s a very broad and deep charter market. So I’m confident there are such districts.Looking ahead to 2020 expansion, you’ve mentioned Colorado and Florida as main contenders for the next state you enter. What would Florida need to change to pull ahead?The problems are almost identical in both states, which is why we’re not there yet. In both, there are district authorizing issues. In both cases, you have a modest per-pupil allotment.  Not horrible, but modest. And in both, you have workable though not perfect teacher certification issues. So for us, it’s probably on the authorizer standpoint. And if Colorado were to move in the direction where they had an independent or statewide authorizer that was actively pursuing bringing charter schools into the state, then we would be much more likely to go there. And same with Florida. If Florida were to really look to an independent or statewide authorizer, and get active in trying to bring in outside charter operators to open in the state, then we would go to Florida.Does either state have better odds?I think there’s a much greater likelihood that would happen in Florida than Colorado. And the only reason I say that is because Florida and individuals there have been specifically holding hearings in order to bring high-quality outside operators to the table to talk to them about what it would take to bring them to Florida. And there’s nothing like that happening in Colorado. Or if there is, we haven’t been invited.What made it easier to build a school overseas before here in Florida? (BASIS currently has one school operating in China with another scheduled to open next year.)It’s hard to compare the two because they are international schools that are private, and so the regulations that apply to private schools and our ability to open them are completely different than anything in the states with public charter schools.The better point of comparison is why have we continued to expand so rapidly in Arizona and Texas, but yet taken so much time to go to a third state, like Florida, or like Baton Rouge, where we’ve submitted a charter application. And in that case, it’s just the regulatory environment in Texas and Arizona make it really easy for high-quality schools to expand. That’s another thing that’s further down the list of conditions that make it likely we come to a state. But on that list is certainly the ability to replicate easily and quickly once we have a great school. That’s the case in Arizona and Texas.Did these policy conditions that make it easy for you to keep replicating in Arizona exist when BASIS began 20 years ago?I think it was in the 2005-2007 time frame where the authorizer board enacted a replication application, working with [the National Association of Charter School Authorizers] to design it. That’s when the growth of charters exploded here in Arizona beyond just one-off mom and pops to larger organizations opening multiple schools. And it fundamentally changed the market. And for the better, I think. But it’s now more difficult for a new applicant to get a charter and much easier for an existing charter to get a new campus, as long as you’re high-quality.What does the public school system look like in the markets that BASIS considers?Where the public school system is very good, preparing kids for world-class college educations and universities, then it doesn’t make sense to come into that market with new schools of choice.It’s a lot easier to come into a place where either the reality or the perception is that the metro region needs something different that’s high quality. We can come in any way because we do something that’s very different and unique in terms of a curriculum model, but it’s better for us to find markets where there’s an obvious need for high-quality education. I don’t know enough about the Florida sub-markets to know where there is need and isn’t needOne of the education concerns in Florida at the moment has to do with over-testing of students, how that takes away from instructional time and forces teaching to the test. Over-reliance on testing is one of the criticisms I’ve heard about BASIS, as well. How do you respond to that?It really depends on the test. We put a high degree of emphasis on students developing mastery and content knowledge. What we’ve done at the high school level is go all-in on the [Advanced Placement tests], so we have third-party validated tests that cover mastery and content knowledge. And once you get beyond those tests, they move into capstone courses and senior research projects. We don’t culminate in tests, in other words.  The AP courses culminate in a test and that test is important, but the school culminates in investigative work and discovery work for which the necessary condition before that is real content mastery. As long as the tests are good tests, and they’re testing the right things, then there are absolutely no problems in teaching for those tests. TAGSBasis.edFocus on Florida Previous articleFriends of Lake Apopka host cycling eventNext articleDistrict proclaims April as Springs Protection Awareness Month Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Erin Clark is a Florida reporter for Watchdog.org. A graduate of the University of Richmond, Clark competed on the professional tennis circuit for several years before returning to writing. Her work has been republished in national and state publications, including the Apopka Voice, Bradenton Herald, Saint Peters Blog, Florida Politics, Sunshine State News, and Townhall. Erin is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Florida Press Association. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name herelast_img read more

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Rietacher Housing / Urben Seyboth Architekten

first_img 2013 Houses Save this picture!© Franz Rindlisbacher Photographer+ 12Curated by Paula Pintos Share Area:  3090 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Rietacher Housing / Urben Seyboth Architekten “COPY” Rietacher Housing / Urben Seyboth ArchitektenSave this projectSaveRietacher Housing / Urben Seyboth Architekten Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Bauwerk Parkett, Eternit, Etex Colombia “COPY” Design Team:Peter Parisi, Daniel Urben, Ramona ReichertEngineering:marti + dietschweiler agLandscape:vetschpartner Landschaftsarchitekten AGCollaborators:Moor Elektroplan AGCity:KüsnachtCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Franz Rindlisbacher PhotographerRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. The initial concept is derived from the existing park like scenery. Like scattered stones, the non- orthogonal buildings gather around a central place. The group of buildings consists of a single family house, double single family houses and multi-family houses which hardly differ from the architectural language in size and proportions. The irregular shaped buildings provide a huge variation of visual angels and perspectives.Save this picture!© Franz Rindlisbacher PhotographerThe composition of the buildings and the designed parkland by well-known landscape architects Vetschpartner allow for the landscape to remain “open” throughout the whole settlement. Mirrored floor plans and ever changing perspectives avoid repetitive effects. The building shells consist of open cedar-wood slats (Western Red Cedar) and seem to blend in the woods behind. Behind the slats, the wind-proof sealing in various colours reveals a subtle, hardly perceptible play of colours. The perforated façades with different high balustrades offer plenty of light in the interior rooms and yet well-being and comfort.Save this picture!© Franz Rindlisbacher PhotographerSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Franz Rindlisbacher PhotographerIn the upper floors the only minimal slope of the pitched roofs with a ceiling height of up to three meters is perceptible. The partly two-storey entrances are all oriented to the north. The sleeping rooms are oriented towards west, north and south and living areas and loggias are all oriented to the south. Each loggia provides maximum privacy. The underground parking lies meandering next to and between the buildings and “flows around” the basement floors of the individual building.Save this picture!© Architekturmedia Gaston Wicky AGBuilding biology is the central aspect in the planning process and choice of material. All bedrooms have been shielded from earth rays and the settlement has been awarded with the certified labels “GI” (good indoor climate) and “Minergie” (Swiss registered quality label for new and refurbished low-energy-consumption buildings).Save this picture!© Architekturmedia Gaston Wicky AGProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Renovation Of Beijing Xinwenhua Street / Super+PartnersSelected ProjectsKayak Kanu Club / Sangrad + AVPSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeUrben Seyboth ArchitektenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKüsnachtSwitzerlandPublished on June 09, 2019Cite: “Rietacher Housing / Urben Seyboth Architekten” 08 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Rietacher 住宅,雪松版立面如同公园 / Urben Seyboth Architekten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 CopyHouses•Küsnacht, Switzerland Year:  Projects Daniel Urben Photographs ArchDaily Lead Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918586/rietacher-housing-urben-seyboth-architekten Clipboard Photographs:  Franz Rindlisbacher Photographer, Architekturmedia Gaston Wicky AG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918586/rietacher-housing-urben-seyboth-architekten Clipboard Switzerland Architects: Urben Seyboth Architekten Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

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Political influence seen in prosecution of Chadian newspaper publisher

first_img News Reports Follow the news on Chad Organisation ChadAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression RSF_en October 24, 2017 – Updated on October 25, 2017 Political influence seen in prosecution of Chadian newspaper publisher to go further The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa December 1, 2020 Find out more Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad Newscenter_img Juda Allahondoum, Crédit photo- Le Visionnaire November 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information After a week in police custody, Allahondoum was finally brought before an N’djamena prosecutor yesterday and was transferred to prison pending trial on a charge of “pretending to be a journalist.” His trial has been scheduled for 2 November.The charge appears to be completely spurious because Allahondoum has been a journalist for more than ten years in Chad. He is the publisher of Le Visionnaire, a newspaper he founded two years ago. Before that, he was the publisher of the newspaper L’Union and he worked for other print and radio outlets. He has a press card issued by the High Council for Communication, which regulates Chad’s media, and he heads the Chadian media owners union.“We condemn this judicial farce and call for the immediate release of this journalist, who just did his job by reporting a story with supporting documents,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head RSF’s Africa desk. “The absurd charges brought against him raise doubts about judicial independence in Chad.”Following his arrest on 17 October, Allahondoum was held by the judicial police for nearly a week, during which he was subjected to interrogations designed to make him reveal his sources for the 11 October story in Le Visionnaire, which clearly upset the government.The article developed a story first published in the Lettre du Continent, a Paris-based newsletter, about the use of aircraft owned by the Chadian airline Air Inter 1 to transport arms to Syria.According to Le Visionnaire’s article, the civil aviation minister, who is also the sister of Chad’s First Lady, suspended the airline’s licence on 2 August but then inexplicably rescinded her decision. After it was announced that the United States was freezing visas for Chadian citizens – a freeze that the article linked to the minister’s actions – the minister was fired and Air Inter 1’s directors were placed under investigation.The article was accompanied by profiles of Air Inter 1 CEO Tarsi Mathias, First Lady Hinda Deby Itno, Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké, the CEO of ASkyAIr, President Zakaria Deby Itno’s son, and two ministers, including the First Lady’s sister.The president’s family is off-limits for Chad’s media and the few journalists who dare to violate the taboo are liable to be harassed. The publisher of the newspaper L’Eclairage, Nestor Déli Sainzoumi, was accused of defamation in July after publishing an article implicating the president’s brother, Daoussa Deby, in illegal sugar trafficking. Sainzoumi is still being tried. Chad is ranked 121st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. ChadAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Chadian newspaper publisher Juda Allahondoum’s detention for the past week and the way the proceedings against him have been manipulated in an attempt to make him reveal his sources for a story about a Chadian airline’s alleged involvement in arms deliveries to Syria. Receive email alerts News October 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Shock defeat for former Mayor O’Hanlon

first_imgNewsPoliticsShock defeat for former Mayor O’HanlonBy Alan Jacques – November 29, 2018 1730 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisement Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Twitter Facebook Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Attending the Fianna Fáil convention at the Green Hills Hotel were Cllr. Kieran O’ Hanlon, Cllr. Joe Pond, Mayor James Collins, Willie O’ Dea TD, Catherine Slattery, Candidate and Cllr. Jerry O’ Dea.Picture: Gareth WilliamsTHERE was a surprise shock at the Fianna Fáil convention in the city this week as former Mayor Kieran O’Hanlon, who has given over 27 years to local politics, failed to secure the support to run in next year’s local election.A directive from Fianna Fáil headquarters saw that only one candidate would be selected for the seven-seater City East ward, and Corbally activist Christy McInerney pipped Cllr O’Hanlon to the post on Monday night at the Greenhills.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fianna Fáil TD for Limerick City, Willie O’Dea has deemed the move as “disrespectful”.“This was totally wrong and totally disrespectful to Cllr O’Hanlon who has given over 27 years to local politics,” he declared.Deputy O’Dea along with Tipperary TD Jackie Cahill and party chairman in Limerick, Alec Morrissey, have urged the national executive members to add the former two-time Mayor as well as Caherdavin activist Pat O’Neill to the ticket without delay.“Since meeting last night party officials in Limerick have been in constant contact with headquarters to make sure that the candidates will be on the local election ticket,” Mr Morrissey told the Limerick Post.Over 150 members of Fianna Fáil from across Limerick City came together on Monday to select candidates that will contest the local elections on May 24 next year.Newcomer Catherine Slattery now joins councillors Jerry O’Dea and Joe Pond for Limerick City East. While in Limerick City West first time election candidates Francis Brosnihan and Abul Kalam Azad Talukder will run alongside current Mayor of Limerick, Cllr James Collins, and Cllr Sean Lynch.Cllr Vivienne Crowley, this week announced she would not contest next year’s local elections.Sitting councillor for City North, Vivienne Crowley, this week announced she would not contest next year’s local elections. The Party’s National Constituencies Committee will complete the Limerick City North ticket in due course.“We have selected a group of men and women who, I believe, will represent our party with distinction but will importantly deliver for the communities and people we represent. Having strong, articulate Fianna Fáil voices on our local authority representing our city communities and surrounds ensures better services for our people,” O’Dea concluded. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Previous articleTribute night will raise funds for Limerick Suicide WatchNext articleLimerick recognises its unsung heroes in music Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSFianna FáilLimerick CityNewspolitics Emaillast_img read more

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Bombay HC Takes Suo Motu Cognizance Of Newsreport Regarding Death Of A Leopard Due To Alleged Negligence Of Forest Dept Officials [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay HC Takes Suo Motu Cognizance Of Newsreport Regarding Death Of A Leopard Due To Alleged Negligence Of Forest Dept Officials [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap16 April 2020 7:14 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court’s bench at Aurangabad on Wednesday took suo motu cognizance of a news report published by the Lokmat News Network on April 15 itself pertaining to the alleged callousness, negligence and lack of sensitivity by the employees of the Forest Department while capturing a leopard at village Thergaon in Aurangabad district, resultantly causing the leopard’s death.Justice RV…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court’s bench at Aurangabad on Wednesday took suo motu cognizance of a news report published by the Lokmat News Network on April 15 itself pertaining to the alleged callousness, negligence and lack of sensitivity by the employees of the Forest Department while capturing a leopard at village Thergaon in Aurangabad district, resultantly causing the leopard’s death.Justice RV Ghuge directed the Municipal Corporation of Aurangabad to be impleaded as a party in order to take assistance of the veterinary doctors who are in­charge of health issues of animals in Siddharth Udyan zoo run by the civic body in order to find out the reason for the leopard’s death.Court appointed Advocate Chaitanya Dharurkar, as an Amicus Curiae and directed him to draft a proper Public Interest Litigation petition before April 27 so that the matter can be taken up on or after April 28. As per the news report, the leopard could not be tranquilized by darts and was physically captured with the use of nets. After the leopard was physically captured, there was no necessity to tranquilize it, even though this was subsequently done, the report states. Moreover, the report stated that in order to rehabilitate the leopard in natural surroundings, the employees of the Forest Department carried it to the Gautala Forest area, which is on the Aurangabad-Kannad Road within the limits of Kannad taluka. However, the leopard was found to have died before it was released in natural surroundings and therefore was subjected to a postmortem. The veterinary expert Dr.Vijay Rahate noticed that some of the employees of the Forest Department had stepped on the neck of the leopard in their attempt to immobilize him and this caused asphyxiation (suffocation) leading to the death of the leopard.”This incident cannot be taken lightly”, Justice Ghuge observed. Furthermore, the Municipal Commissioner has been directed to take into his custody all documents like photographs, postmortem report and such other documents in connection with the death of the said leopard, from the Chief Conservator of Forest Prakash Mahajan. The Commissioner has been asked to make two copies of the original set of documents and ensure that both copies are delivered in a sealed envelope to the Registrar (Judicial) of the High Court, by 3 pm tomorrow.The Registrar (Judicial) has been directed to open the sealed envelope in the presence of the deputed officer of the Municipal Corporation and compare the two sets of documents with the original set of documents. Upon being satisfied, the Registrar (Judicial) shall return the original set of documents in a sealed envelope to the concerned deputed officer of the Municipal Corporation, to be delivered to the Municipal Commissioner.The bench also directed Advocate Dharurkar to take up the issue of a crematorium for animals and livestock after Municipal Corporation’s counsel, Advocate Chapalgaonkar informed the bench that the said Corporation has conceptualized the setting up of such crematorium in Padegaon area.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

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