African Sun Limited 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgAfrican Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileAfrican Sun Limited is a hospitality management company that is involved in the running of hotels, resorts, casinos and timeshare operations in Zimbabwe and South Africa. It operates through four divisions; Hotels Under Management, Hotels Under Franchise, Owner-managed Hotels and the Victoria Falls Hotel Partnership. Established in 1968 as Zimbabwe Sun Limited, the company has grown in stature to include Legacy Hospitality Management Services Limited which manages five hotels, and the InterContinental Hotels Group. Prestigious hotel brands in African Sun Limited’s expansive portfolio include The Victoria Falls Hotel, Holiday Inn, Great Zimbabwe Hotel and The Caribbea Bay Resort. African Sun Limited is a constituent of the Zimbabwe Industrial Index. African Sun Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgMedtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medtech Holdings Limited (MMDZ.zw)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMedTech Holdings is a manufacturing, retail, distribution and services company in Zimbabwe. The company operates in three market segments; fast-moving consumer goods, medical supplies and manufacturing of light industrial products. The FMCG division manufactures and markets personal care products, and the medical division produces pharmaceutical products for the wholesale distribution to retail pharmacies. It also supplies products for laboratories and services education and healthcare institutions. MedTech has retail outlets in Harare and Bulawayo, and a manufacturing plant the produces petroleum jelly and glycerin, health, beauty and personal hygiene products and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products for the local Zimbabwe market aswell as for export to Mozambique and Zambia through its subsidiary Baines Imaging Group. MedTech Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Should I buy Royal Mail shares today at 590p?

first_imgShould I buy Royal Mail shares today at 590p? Over the past 12 months, I’ve recommended Royal Mail (LSE: RMG) shares on several occasions. I think the company’s fortunes have changed entirely since this time last year.Surging parcel delivery volumes have helped the company outperform expectations. And as profitability has jumped, the corporation has set aside more cash to reinvest back into the business. I think this is the right decision. 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…However, as the company ploughs profits back into its operations, shareholders could be left wanting. Indeed, under management’s new dividend policy, Royal Mail shares will only offer a modest level of income. What’s in store for Royal Mail shares?Over the past few years, the company has struggled due to a lack of investment. Falling profits have restricted spending plans, which means management hasn’t been able to invest in the business. This left the enterprise woefully underprepared for the future. Management is now planning to rectify this error. Last year, the company announced it would construct two fully automated sorting facilities in the North West of England. On top of this, management is also planning significant investments in automation across the rest of its network. Unfortunately, this won’t come cheap. Planned capital spending will be “well above” £400m in the current financial year. Meanwhile, the group is also investing £160m in its international arm, GLS. This spending is essential, but it does mean the firm can’t afford to pay significant dividends to investors. In the current year, the company is planning to pay out 20p per share for the financial year. At the current share price of 590p, Royal Mail shares offer a dividend yield of 3.4%. Long gone are the days when the stock used to provide a yield of more than 5%. Management has said the company will adopt a “sustainable progressive dividend policy” in the years ahead. Still, I reckon that as long as capital spending remains high, there won’t be a significant increase in the payout. Buy or sell? So, after taking all of the above into account, should I buy Royal Mail shares at 590p? This is a difficult question to answer.On the one hand, it looks as if the stock is firing on all cylinders. On the other, it’s difficult to tell if last year’s growth was just a one-off boost, or if the higher demand for parcel shipments is here to stay.I think the answer to this question is somewhere in the middle. Shipments may remain elevated, but I don’t think they will stay at pandemic levels. Still, if parcel delivery volumes continue to increase, the company’s spending initiatives may pay off. In this scenario, Royal Mail’s sales and profits could continue to expand. Therefore, I think, on balance, the risks of owning Royal Mail shares outweigh the potential for reward. The company is spending heavily to modernise its operations, but there’s a chance this spending may not yield results. And if profits start to slide, the stock could fall back as well.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 15th June, 2021 | More on: RMG center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Looking for new share ideas?Grab this FREE report now.Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits.From 2015-2019…Revenues increased 38.6%.Its net income went up 19.7 times!Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLEDThe opportunity here really is astounding.In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer?You could have the full details on this company right now. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Grab your free report – while it’s online. 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. 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Can “Community Empowerment Zones” save South Apopka? Let’s Talk About It

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleWhy I joined the workforce before graduating from college Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. That was so tragic about the duck boat incident in Missouri. Honestly, when I first heard about the duck boat, I didn’t know what a duck boat was. I was thinking more about the paddle swan boats at Lake Eola, and then I thought about the yellow duck boats in Japan, that did indeed look like a yellow rubber bath ducky. I had not even heard of these kinds of duck boats. The thing of it is, if I had of been somewhere on vacation, and had a chance to ride a tour of one, I would have been game to go out for a ride, as I would not have realized the danger. Just like the New Port Richey ferry boat that rode out to the casino boat…..that caught fire right after departure. I mean, my husband, my mother, and I rode out on ferry boats all the time, and casino boats, and truly didn’t realize the danger, considering they are inspected regularly. It sure makes a person reconsider after hearing of the horrors of the boat accidents. My heart goes out to the family that lost so many of their loved ones in the duck boat incident. May they RIP. Mama Mia Episode 40From Let’s Talk About It with Rod Love and Greg Jackson This Monday on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, after a call for action to Let’s Talk Nation to support “Community Empowerment Zones” throughout Orange County, the “Dynamic Duo” will discuss the dramatic community response. Also, Rod and Greg will explore a major issue in Orlando — homelessness — as well as outline the best cities for business and potential economic growth opportunities to address the homeless crisis.Also, the tragic “Duck Boat” incident in Missouri and how a family will try to cope with the loss of nine family members. As always, an adverse range of topics will be discussed to include upcoming local elections, so LET’S TALK NATION be ready to jump in.Join Rod Love, Greg Jackson and the entire Let’s Talk Nation on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, every Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on 1680am WOKB, online at www.wokbradio.com, on Facebook @letstalkaboutitlive or call-in to 407-894-1680. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT is Central Florida’s leading results-oriented radio talk show … This is a can’t miss show that will blow your mind!Podcasts of past shows can also be heard at www.LetsTalkNation.net, as well as rebroadcasts of the show 9:00 a.m. Saturday mornings on WNTF 1600am. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here July 23, 2018 at 12:44 pm 2 COMMENTScenter_img Looking at the sign above, put up by the Orange County Government…….does anybody really believe that it is a Orange County safe neighborhood??? Please enter your comment! *****Let’s Talk About It, with Rod Love and co-host Greg Jackson, is an edgy new radio program that has a distinct “Apopka” tone.Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman, was the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence, and was recently named the Orange County District 2 Commissioner. Jackson is a local attorney that ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. July 23, 2018 at 12:32 pm Reply Please enter your name here Mama Mia Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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Rugby goggles law trial reaches approval to become official at all levels of the game

first_imgTuesday May 28, 2019 Rugby goggles law trial reaches approval to become official at all levels of the game The official law surrounding the use of goggles in rugby has changed as approval has been met by World Rugby, as was announced today. This comes after 2000 players have signed up to the goggles programme. ADVERTISEMENTGoggles will now be allowed to be worn at all levels of the game.While the likes of Ian McKinley have already been wearing them at all levels, that was part of a comprehensive law trial, launched in 2014.In partnership with Italy-based eyewear specialists Raleri, a design was developed to facilitate the inclusion of prescription lenses beyond contact lenses into a device that does not increase the risk of injury to the wearer or to players coming into contact with the wearer.The successful trial attracted more than 2,000 registrants. The detailed feedback from participants in the trial allowed World Rugby to develop an evidence-based performance specification in partnership with the Ulster University and the University of Bradford in the UK to refine the design of the goggles.The trial has enabled those with limited or no sight in one eye to participate in the sport more comfortably, as demonstrated by the inspiring story of Italy international McKinley, who became the first wearer of goggles in a senior international. He welcomed the announcement via a short video message.ADVERTISEMENTAnyone interested in the approved goggles should visit www.raleri.com.HEADGEAR TRIALReflecting its commitment to advances in player welfare, the World Rugby Council also approved a Law 4 trial to enable the assessment of headgear devices which, according to the manufacturers, have been designed to achieve specific, quantifiable medical advances, while aligning with Law 4 and Regulation 12 criteria.Recognising the importance of assessing the evolution of technologies designed to manage and improve player welfare, trials will be permitted subject to strict criteria, including detailed evaluation by World Rugby, safety and independent test house assessment and shared trial research.ADVERTISEMENTWhile headgear is permitted in law on the basis that it does not cause harm to the wearer or an opponent, current research does not indicate a concussion prevention benefit and manufacturers should not make such claims. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Fünf Häuser / Lukas Lenherr Architektur

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/199091/funf-hauser-tip Clipboard Projects Houses Switzerland Year:  Photographs “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses•Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland Fünf Häuser / Lukas Lenherr ArchitekturSave this projectSaveFünf Häuser / Lukas Lenherr Architektur Fünf Häuser / Lukas Lenherr Architektur ArchDaily 2011 Save this picture!© Walter Mair+ 24 Share Photographs:  Walter Mair, Tonatiuh Ambrosetti, Lukas Lenherr Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/199091/funf-hauser-tip Clipboard Manufacturers: Glas TröschSave this picture!© Tonatiuh AmbrosettiText description provided by the architects. The building can be seen as a collage of a selection of typical housing types found in the immediate surroundings of the plot. The types are stacked vertically due to the small footprint of the plot, with each type presenting a different typology vis-à-vis its outside spaces and views, according to the level at which it is situated.Save this picture!© Tonatiuh AmbrosettiCould the ‘Fünf Häuser’ be seen as an assembly of helvetic typologies? It would seem that the play of scales within the project, through the use of oversized window frames, excess of balconies, and the generous plantations, dares a hint of irony towards the plethora of “typical” typologies.Save this picture!© Walter MairSave this picture!plan 02Save this picture!© Walter MairHowever, by stacking each of these types, one on top of the other, the result offers a rather surprising take on the rather challenging task of building a multi-story residential typology and offers an alternative to the ever-expanding Swiss suburban sprawl. By considering the suburb as a new laboratory for experimental typologies, ‘Fünf Häuser’ is an invitation for more density, social interaction, and architectural diversity – more quality urban in the semi-urban.Save this picture!© Tonatiuh AmbrosettiProject gallerySee allShow lessSpliced Towers / AQSO ArquitectosArticlesIn Progress: Steven Holl Architects’ Campbell Sports Center Tops OutArticles Share Architects: Lukas Lenherr Architektur Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLukas Lenherr ArchitekturOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRapperswil-JonaHousesSwitzerlandPublished on January 17, 2012Cite: “Fünf Häuser / Lukas Lenherr Architektur ” 17 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?五间房 / TIP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 streamlast_img read more

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The Welsh Funding Guide

first_imgThe Welsh Funding Guide Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Okonkwo primed for success after basketball career

first_imgReddIt + posts Facebook Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Previous articleListen: The Podell and Pickell Show with Drew DavisonNext articleNeeley School professor hosting ‘Entrepreneurship Boot Camp’ Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Twitter Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonald printOkonkwo has the 12th most points in program history. Photo by Heesoo YangAmy Okonkwo is always looking to understand how. How she can be most effective on the court for a Horned Frog team having their best season in nearly a decade. How she can utilize the resources around her to have an impactful career after graduation, on and off the court. Whatever it may be, the senior’s curiosity is a major reason why she has found so much success over the last four years in Fort Worth. The California native will finish her masters and graduate in May with more than 1,000 career points and numerous awards. Last season, she was named the Big 12’s Sixth Man of the Year after leading the team in scoring despite not starting a game.Okonkwo has made back-to-back All Big-12 second teams. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoShe is also a three-time Academic All Big-12 selection and earned a 4.0 grade point average this year. Twice, she has been one of 15 student-athlete delegates representing in the NCAA’s annual autonomous governance process.“She doesn’t just see this four years at TCU about how much can I get from TCU, its how much can I give back to TCU,” head coach Raegan Pebley said. “To our program, to the department, to other student athletes, to the campus. She’s done about as good of a job of that of any student athlete I’ve coached.”“A queen on the chessboard”While her academic success and ability to take advantages of opportunities like the NCAA conferences have prepared Okonkwo for a career after basketball, she has no intentions to stop playing the game she loves after graduation. “I know for some people this might be their true last game playing basketball, but I know for me I want to keep playing and I know there is more games coming and I just cherish the moment I’m in,” she said. At 6 feet 2 inches tall, she has the size to be effective in the post but can also stretch the floor and shoot the three, a versatility that coaches covet in the modern era of basketball. Okonkwo is as effective from the three as she is from the post. Photo by Heesoo Yang“She’s an example of a position-less player that has a lot of interchangeable parts so that I can move her in a lot of ways,” Pebley said. “A queen on the chess board.”Okonkwo has been named to consecutive All Big 12 second-teams, averaging double digit points despite starting less than a third of the games she has played in. Her scoring efficiency and ability to score from all areas of the court will lead to minutes wherever she winds up.Coaching Aspirations Once her time on the court ends, Okonkwo and those around her believe she will ultimately end up as a coach. The team announced that Okonkwo was accepted into the 17th annual “So You Want To Be A Coach” program that is offered yearly by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. She will attend the conference on April 3-5 in Tampa, Florida, after being nominated by Pebley. Teammates look to Okonkwo as their vocal leader and teacher on the court. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto“I know that I want to be a coach,” Okonkwo said. “Whether that’s right after I’m done playing or going to administration and finding my way to it, I know in the end that’s something I want to be doing.”Junior Kianna Ray said she couldn’t see Okonkwo anywhere else than the sideline, saying she already coaches her fellow teammates on the court. “She does a lot of on-court coaching, pulling us aside after a rep,” Ray said. “If she sees something, she is going to explain what she saw to you.”Ray added that Okonkwo approaches her teammates in a way that is unique to each player, a skill critical for any successful coach. “She knows how to approach us, how to talk to who, she’s very deliberate in how she speaks to people so that’s really good,” she said. Okonkwo was one of just 12 Power Five athletes to be selected for the program.Leaving homeAll of these opportunities stem from one of the hardest decisions she ever had to make, the decision to transfer to TCU in 2015. Okonkwo was named the Inland Valley Conference player of the year during her time at Etiwanda High School. Photo courtesy of The Press-EnterpriseOkonkwo starred at Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Ranked as the No. 92 prospect in the nation, she decided to stay home and committed to play at USC. She averaged 7.1 minutes in 27 games during her lone season as a Trojan. “I was going to school an hour away from home, and I had to make a decision to leave everything that I’ve known and learn how to figure myself out and be in a new space,” she said.Once in Fort Worth, NCAA rules forced her to sit out a year, something she looks back on as critical to her development on and off the court.“I think it was necessary,” Okonkwo said. “I got a chance to learn the program, learn my surroundings, learn the school, catch up in anything and just be able to make myself better so when I was able to play that I knew exactly what to do.”Wherever she lands next, Pebley knows she will be successful at it, stemming in part from the curiosity she has seen in countless conversations over the last four years. But for now, Okonkwo is focused on ending her career the only way she knows how: with a ring. The Horned Frogs reached the 20-win mark in the regular season for the first time since 2010-2011 and look primed to reach their first NCAA tournament since the 2009-2010 season. Okonkwo was honored on the teams senior night against Texas. Photo by Heesoo YangThe team lost their regular season finale to Texas, putting their tournament hopes on ice and making it critical they have a strong performance at the Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City. “This is not the end of us, this is just the beginning,” she said after the loss to the Longhorns. “We’ve got a lot more of our story to write, so we just have to take it and run with it.” Linkedin Twitter Facebook Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Linkedin ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Amy Okonkwo finished her career at TCU as a three time Academic All Big-12 selection and two-time Big 12 Second Team selection. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town halllast_img read more

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Persecuted journalist fears for her life

first_img UkraineEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Reporters Without Borders today condemned a months-long campaign of legal and personal harassment of weekly newspaper editor Margarita Zakora and her family and called on the authorities to stop it immediately. News Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority “The cynical nature of these attacks is matched by her courage,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “We demand that the legal action against her be dropped and that she and her family be given official protection. It is disgraceful that despite evidence, police refuse to investigate the attacks on her.”Zakora, who edits Dzerzhynets, published in Dniprodzerzhynsk, has been targeted since the paper first appeared in January and gained popularity for denouncing corrupt judges, police and local members of parliament. Nineteen almost identical legal complaints have been laid against her by local figures. Shots were fired at her apartment after criticism of businessman Aleksander Spector appeared in the paper on 14 June. Zakora then wrote another article about him a week later and he responded by distributing pornographic leaflets about her and her 20-year-old daughter and giving their phone numbers. Help by sharing this information News News UkraineEurope – Central Asia The persecution has badly affected Zakora’s health and she fears for her life and that of family members, but refuses to give in and vows to continue exposing corruption. She has asked police and courts to act but despite the proof of who is hounding her, they have done nothing to protect her.center_img March 26, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en August 11, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Persecuted journalist fears for her life September 7, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Ukraine February 26, 2021 Find out more News Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV to go furtherlast_img read more

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Presidential candidates answer our questions about press freedom in France

first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information Voynet and Royal favoured changing the way members of the CSA national broadcasting council are appointed, so as to boost its independence from the government. Bayrou proposed extending the council’s powers to cover diversity of the written media. Voynet called for abolition of advertising on publicly-owned TV stations and for a tax to make up for loss of the revenue that would switch to commercial stations because of the abolition.New press offences and “history” lawsWill you promise not to create new press offences and “history” laws that could damage freedom of expression?Royal said press freedom had to be preserved but denial of the fact of genocides “must not be tolerated.” Sarkozy said he approved of existing laws, which were a bastion against hatred of other people, and did not think it was the job of politicians to override historians. Bayrou called for counterbalances to state power that were independent and said adding “history” laws to new press offences would undermine freedom of expression. Buffet said she agreed with punishing racism, anti-semitism and attacks on sexual orientation and handicapped people, but preferred to let the media regulate themselves in all other areas. Schivardi said he was against any new press offences and also challenges to measures that stemmed from the 1990 anti-racism law.Standards for online mediaWill you revive discussion about the tricky matter of online standards? Will you oppose setting up a standards commission for online content if its powers, operation and membership are not more clearly spelled out?Royal and Bayrou said the proposal for a standards commission for Internet service providers gave too many powers to the commission and were insufficiently defined. They called for a public debate on the issue which involved freedom of expression and the responsibility of Internet users. Sarkozy favoured the “widest possible” consultations. Voynet opposed a commission since its aim was not protecting children but controlling content as the Chinese government did. Buffet said she agreed with trade unions in opposing a commission and said the journalists own code of conduct was sufficient.Distribution of violent images by bloggers and the battle against “happy slapping” (filming physical attacks and posting them online)Will you review the February 2007 anti-delinquency law to prevent its unjustified use that might undermine the free flow on information online?Royal said it was a “typically botched” law, hastily drawn up to show firmness. Though concerned about the spread of ‘happy slapping,’ she said this part of the law should be amended if, as many lawyers thought, it prevented non-journalists from distributing videos and photos of violence (sometimes by police) against people. Sarkozy said the law did not intend to undermine freedom of information, but if there was the slightest doubt, the law should be clarified. Buffet favoured amending the law because although ‘happy slapping’ should be punished, distribution of other images, including by amateurs, should not be banned, especially if they were accurate. Responsibility of Internet firmsWill you ask French firms to adopt a voluntary code of conduct, as proposed by the European Parliament, and publicly call on new-technology firms to take ethical positions when they operate in countries that abuse freedom of expression?Sarkozy said that “nothing, and certainly not profits, justifies closing our eyes to the frequent attacks on basic freedoms around the world.” Royal said she backed the European Parliament’s Internet freedom resolution of July last year and that adopting a volontary code of conduct limiting the activity of firms in repressive countries would be “a first step.” Bayrou noted that his friends in the European Parliament had been responsible for the resolution and that he would apply it. Voynet also said she would ask French firms to adopt a volontary code of conduct and favoured getting NT firms to make moral commitments when working in repressive countries. She said that, like many other human rights activists, she believed such regimes were strengthened by the weak attitude taken towards them by Western countries and firms. FranceEurope – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts French presidential candidates François Bayrou (centrist), Marie-George Buffet (communist), Ségolène Royal (socialist), Nicolas Sarkozy (conservative), Gérard Schivardi (anti-Europe) and Dominique Voynet (ecologist) responded in writing to questions from Reporters Without Borders in mid-March, asking them to take a firm stand for better protection of media and Internet freedom and news diversity.Reporters Without Borders has also launched a campaign to inform French people of the press freedom situation in their own country. It features a poster showing a woman symbolising France with a swollen and bloodied face and the caption “Really, she asked for it.” The campaign posters, which were put up in Paris on 16 April, mention the poor ranking of France (35th out of 168 countries) in the latest Reporters Without Borders worldwide press freedom index.Questions to the candidates and their answersThe right to keep journalistic sources secretIf you are elected president, will you push for inclusion of this right in the 1881 press law for all those involved in informing the public? Will you extend to journalists’ homes the restrictions applying to the search of media offices.All the candidates favoured strengthening the right to secrecy (already guaranteed in article 109 of the code of criminal procedure) and its inclusion in the 1881 law. They also said the search restrictions (“presence of a judge to ensure the search does not undermine journalistic freedom” – article 56-2 of the code) should be extended to journalists’ homes. French presidential candidates François Bayrou, Marie-George Buffet, Ségolène Royal, Nicolas Sarkozy, Gérard Schivardi and Dominique Voynet responded in writing to questions from Reporters Without Borders, asking them to take a firm stand for better protection of media and Internet freedom. News News May 10, 2021 Find out more RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Organisation Concealing violation of legal secrecy rulesWill you publicly oppose using this accusation to prosecute journalists?Bayrou said article 11 of the criminal procedure code only mentioned “those who assisted” in this and not specifically journalists. Sarkozy said the balance between the basic principles of freedom of information and presumption of innocence was “not satisfactory” and suggested “strengthening or adding to” various existing codes of conduct. Royal noted that the current use by courts of the notion of concealment had been condemned by the European Court of Human Rights and pledged to amend the law to prevent improper use of it against the media. Buffet said investigative journalism had to be protected.Using photos of a person without permissionDo you favour amending article 226-1 of the criminal code to allow punishment more proportionate to the harm done to a person and seeking a way to end the flood of civil complaints about unauthorised use of photos?Sarkozy said the current situation was “not entirely satisfactory” and that legal action to regulate the use of photos should be tied to evidence that it was deliberate and caused genuine harm. Bayrou said civil law should guarantee the dignity of the individual “without the excessive punishment that unfortunately involves many areas and is another sign of government suspicion of journalists.” Royal said that before amending article 226-1, “broad discussions” should be held with journalists to find a new legally-guaranteed balance between protection of privacy, the right to use photos and normal journalistic working conditions. Buffet favoured repealing the law on presumption of innocence.Narrow media ownership and news diversityWhat is your position on narrow ownership of the media and what would you do to guarantee editorial independence and news diversity? Do you favour banning companies that heavily depend on government contracts from having majority (or a blocking minority) control in general news media?Bayrou proposed that firms depending on the government for more than a fifth of their business be banned from holding or controlling more than 3% of the shares or voting rights in a media outlet. Royal said she wanted to encourage monitoring to ensure genuine news diversity that could be based on certain standards. Sarkozy said the present situation was “largely satisfactory,” though adjustments could be made, and said he was interested in some of the recommendations made in a 2005 report by former Constitutional Court member Alain Lancelot. Buffet called for a law against narrow ownership and a ban on firms doing business with the government from owning media outlets. She advocated a return to the spirit of the World War II National Resistance Council’s programme to keep news media away from the influence of big money. Voynet also called for a ban on industrial and financial holding companies doing business with the state from controlling media groups and networks. News News June 2, 2021 Find out more April 16, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Presidential candidates answer our questions about press freedom in France “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says FranceEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on France Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU to go furtherlast_img read more

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