Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgDelta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileDelta Corporation Limited manufacturers and markets international and locally-produced beverages in Zimbabwe. It operates in four segments: non-alcoholic beverages, sparkling beverages, lager beers and traditional beers. Brands in its non-alcoholic range are a flavoured maize drink called Shumba Maheu, and a flavoured drinking yoghurt called Supersip Yogurt. The sparkling beverages division operates two bottling plants and one canning plant; bottling and distributing popular cool drink brands sold worldwide by the Coca-Cola Company, a range of drink mixes and an energy drink called Burn. The lager beer division operates two breweries; bottling and distributing international brands such as Castle Lite, Miller’s, Peroni, Redds, Brutal Fruit and Sarita. Delta Corporation Limited has a monopoly in the traditional beer market in Zimbabwe with 14 breweries located across the country; brewing and distributing a well-known sorghum beer brand called Chibuku. Other subsidiaries have interests in transport and logistics, barley and sorghum malting, food processing, packaging, retailing wines and spirits, recycling, tin can production and leadership training. Delta Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgAutomatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgPlastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePlastic Industry Mauritius Limited is a company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius and engages in the manufacturing of plastic products for domestic and industrial purposes destined for local and regional markets. Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited designs products for distribution in the including industry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food processing and households sectors. Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

The stock market has crashed! Why I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 shares in an ISA today

first_img Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 | More on: HSBA SBRY Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings. 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 Peter Stephens Image source: Getty Images The FTSE 100’s recent market crash means many of its members now trade on low valuations. Their share prices could move lower in the short run, depending on how the coronavirus outlook changes. But in the long run, there could be high total returns on offer.As such, now could be the right time to buy and hold a diverse range of large-cap shares. Here are two companies that could offer good value for money. They may deliver improving total returns in the coming years when purchased in a Stocks and Shares ISA.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…Sainsbury’sThe prospects for supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s (LSE: SBRY) have changed dramatically over the past couple of months. Demand for a range of its products has increased significantly. We saw it as social distancing rules came into force and now as consumers react to the lockdown currently in place across the UK.The company’s stock price has also experienced a major change. It is down by 11% since the start of the year, and now trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 10.9. This suggests that investors have priced-in a wide margin of safety, and the stock could offer good value for money.Of course, Sainsbury’s is likely to continue to face challenges. These include a highly competitive marketplace and weak consumer sentiment, over the coming years. However, its most recent quarterly update highlighted the success of its digital investments. Its online grocery sales increased by 7.3%, while its plans to cut costs and invest an increasing amount of capital in its supply chain could pay off in the long run.As such, the retailer could represent a long-term buying opportunity. It appears to offer significant growth potential from its current stock price level.HSBCAnother FTSE 100 stock which has experienced a large decline in its valuation is HSBC (LSE: HSBA). Its shares are down by 14% since the start of the year, as investors have factored in the potential for a global economic slowdown.Of course, HSBC’s most recent results showed that the bank was experiencing mixed trading conditions prior to the impact of coronavirus on the economy. For example, it recorded a $7.3bn goodwill impairment charge and reported relatively weak trading conditions in its commercial banking business in Europe.The bank plans to deliver an improved performance over the next couple of years through simplifying its operations and reducing costs. This could help it to overcome potential economic weakness in the short run. Furthermore, HSBC’s large presence in Asia may mean that it recovers faster than some of its European-focused peers. Countries such as China appear to be further along in their battle to beat coronavirus, and may report stronger economic performance in the short run.With the stock trading on a P/E ratio of around 9.7, it seems to offer good value for money. It may produce high returns in the coming years. The stock market has crashed! Why I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 shares in an ISA today Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Executive Council defers proposal to make diocesan asking progressive

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Executive Council defers proposal to make diocesan asking progressive Issue will come up again at council’s January meeting In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Executive Council October 2014, Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service 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 Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Executive Council, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Program Budget & Finance Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 27, 2014 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council Oct. 27 tabled until its next meeting a resolution calling for the 2016-2018 budget to be predicated on a progressive diocesan income asking structure.The action came as council’s Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission (FFM) prepared to release to the church for comment its “current working draft” version of next triennium’s budget.Council member John Johnson, who proposed the resolution via his membership on the Joint Standing Committee on Advocacy and Networking, moved to table his proposal just after it was introduced, saying that he was doing so because of that opportunity council will soon have to hear from the wider church on its work on the 2016-2018 budget thus far.The tabled resolution would have asked dioceses with annual income of $2 million or more to give 19 percent of their income to the churchwide budget, those with incomes between $1,999,999.99 and $1 million to give 15 percent and those with less than $1 million to give 10 percent.The Episcopal Church’s three-year budget is funded primarily by pledges from the church’s dioceses and regional mission areas. Each year’s annual giving in the three-year budget is based on a diocese’s income two years earlier, minus $120,000. Diocesan commitments for 2013 and 2014, based on the budget’s asking of a 19 percent contribution, are here.FFM spent a great deal if its time during this meeting building on the proposed draft budget that council is required to give to the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) prior to the start of the next meeting of General Convention.The current working draft’s revenue lines included a diocesan commitment amount that was based on assumed levels of the diocesan asking but council has not yet decided how it will calculate diocesan income for purposes of drafting its proposed budget. That decision will be articulated when council delivers the final version of its budget proposal to PB&F following council’s Jan 9-11 meeting.After FFM had worked most of Oct. 25 and 26 in executive session, FFM chair Bishop Mark Hollingsworth and the Rev. Susan Snook, who headed FFM’s budget subcommittee, presented council during an open session late in the day on the 26th with what Hollingsworth called its “current working draft.”Similar to her request when council got a budget review in its opening session on Oct. 24, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori instructed all who attended the Oct. 26 session not to publicize the details of the budget, pending its publication.Hollingsworth, Snook, Jefferts Schori, House of Deputies President Gay Jennings and Chief Operating Officer Stacy Sauls will stay at the Maritime Institute here to discuss the working draft and council’s budget process with PB&F during its Oct. 27-29 meeting.Soon after PB&F’s meeting concludes, FFM will release the working draft to the church along with a narrative to explain its assumptions and construction. It will be posted on the General Convention Office’s website and there will be a dedicated e-mail address for those who want to comment.“Please do not hold us to a date as to when this will be sent out to everybody,” Hollingsworth said to council on Oct. 26, adding that FFM members need time to write the narrative and be sure that the budget document correctly reflects the committee’s thinking at this point in the process. He predicted a release in the “next week or so.”On Oct. 26, Hollingsworth reminded council that when the working draft is posted it will not reflect a decision by council “but rather to continue the conversation” that will enable council to make “the best decision we can make.” He also noted that the comment mechanism on the General Convention website “won’t be a format for dialogue but for us to be able to receive input” and that FFM members will frequently access the comments.During a post-meeting news conference, Jefferts Schori said that she hoped those who commented on the budget would consider whether it “expands our capacity for mission on behalf of the whole Episcopal Church.”Jennings said she hoped that people “would not make a false dichotomy between, on the one hand, governance and administration and, on the other hand, mission,” adding that the portion of the budget devoted to governance and administration “is always as a servant of mission.”FFM, she said, “is looking always at how mission is facilitated but also how local ministry is empowered,” predicting the working draft of the budget will include expenditures meant to encourage mission work at the local level.The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, executive officer of the General Convention, said during the news conference that he hopes those who decide to comment on the budget “not become too fixated” on their particular interest, but instead consider “what God is calling us to do collectively to expand God’s mission.”FFM will revise the budget based on comments from PB&F and the wider church and have a final draft budget ready for the full council’s consideration during its Jan. 9-11, 2015 meeting. According to the joint rules of General Convention (joint rule II.10.c.ii), council must give its draft budget to PB&F no less than four months before the start of General Convention (essentially by February of convention year).PB&F is due to meet next from Feb. 23-25, 2015, to begin work on that draft budget. PB&F uses the draft budget and any legislation passed by or being considered by General Convention to create a final budget proposal. That budget must be presented to a joint session of the houses of Bishops and Deputies no later than the third day before convention’s scheduled adjournment. The two houses then debate and vote on the budget separately and the budget needs the approval of both houses.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more

Battling insulin resistance

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Do you have difficulty losing abdominal fat? Do you crave sweets and carbohydrates on a daily basis? Do you feel sleepy after eating, or shaky when you go without food for several hours? Do any of your first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, children) have diabetes or escalating levels of central obesity? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, there’s a high probability that you’re one of the 80 million Americans with insulin resistance, also known as pre-diabetes.What is insulin? How does it work?Insulin is, by its very nature, an anabolic hormone. This means its primary job is to build and store. It’s important to the body because it allows blood sugar (or glucose) to get into your cells and provide them with energy. When we eat, our bodies break down food into glucose in the small intestine.Glucose travels through the bloodstream looking for cells that need energy. To get inside those cells, insulin is needed. It’s the key that unlocks your cells so glucose can get inside and deliver energy. When it arrives, it tells the cells to activate transporters that pull the glucose through cell walls. When the glucose moves into the cells, it creates energy that we need for everything we do – from exercising to thinking to working.What is insulin resistance?Insulin resistance occurs when your body becomes less able to use the insulin produced by your pancreas. When glucose moves into your bloodstream, your pancreas matches it with the right amount of insulin.This “resistance” means although there may be insulin in the blood stream, it’s not enough to unlock the cells and even more insulin is required to maintain normal glucose levels. Once your body is unable to compensate completely, your glucose levels become elevated and diabetes ensues. Insulin resistance develops in at least one out of every three American adults.What are the effects of insulin resistance?Unfortunately, for most Americans, the principal effect of high insulin is the storage of fat (central adiposity). Simply put, the higher your circulating insulin levels, the higher your chances of developing the dreaded “tire” around your midsection.Insulin also plays a central role in all of the components of the metabolic syndrome, namely elevated fasting glucose, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, low HDL (good) cholesterol and increased waist circumference. High insulin levels also contribute to elevated testosterone levels and irregular menstruation in women (PCOS), low testosterone levels (hypogonadism) in men and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Insulin resistance has even been linked to many forms of cancer!How can insulin resistance be identified?The best way to diagnose insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes, is to actually measure insulin in the blood (normal fasting level is < 5 uIU/ml). Other helpful laboratory measurements include fasting glucose (normal < 100 mg/dl), HgbA1c (three month average of glucose levels; normal < 5.7%), and Glycomarkâ (which approximates glucose peaks over the past two weeks). Finally, a darkening of the skin creases in the neck, armpits and/or groin (so-called acanthosis nigricans) is a reliable clinical sign of insulin overproduction.Can insulin resistance be treated?Fortunately, high insulin levels can be normalized with a combination of lifestyle optimization (Low Glycemic Load Diet and exercise as tolerated) and may or may not include a medication called metformin. By aggressively treating at this early stage, you can prevent, or at least postpone, the progression to diabetes.Source: Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name herecenter_img TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaFocus on your health Previous articleEnhance your neighborhoods at the Orange County Community ConferenceNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Focus on your healthFrom Florida HospitalCommon weight-loss issues, junk food cravings, and obesity concerns can be signs of insulin resistance and can lead to bigger health issues down the road. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Simon Zebo set for Lions debut as Billy Twelvetrees joins the squad

first_imgThursday Jun 13, 2013 Simon Zebo set for Lions debut as Billy Twelvetrees joins the squad England and Gloucester back Billy Twelvetrees has been called up to the British and Irish Lions squad as cover in the backs, while Ireland winger Simon Zebo, who joined earlier this week, will make his debut against the Waratahs on Saturday. The Lions team to play the Waratahs has been announced and will be skippered by tour captain Sam Warburton. It is the final Saturday match before the Test series starts on June 22nd.Irish wing Zebo, who only joined the tour party on Tuesday after travelling over from the USA, will make his Lions debut. Scotland’s Sean Maitland, who had some good runs from fullback against the Combined Country side, will be on the other wing.Rob Kearney, a star of the 2009 Lions tour of South Africa, will make his first appearance off the bench after recovering from a hamstring injury that had previously rendered him unavailable.Talking about the decision to bring Twelvetrees into the squad, Warren Gatland said: “The nature of a Lions tour means that there will inevitably be knocks which take time to recover from.“The whole squad have worked hard but a lot of the backs have doubled up over the last two games, either starting or from the bench. Billy played well in the 1st Test for England and he provides that versatility to cover a variety of positions.”While new players have been brought in, this weekend’s Lions team has plenty of experience as it includes seven players that started in the first Test against South Africa in 2009 – Jamie Roberts, Mike Phillips, Adam Jones, Alun Wyn Jones, Paul O’Connell, Tom Croft and Jamie Heaslip.“It would be great to remain unbeaten and take that momentum into the first Test. However, more importantly we are looking to finalise key playing combinations and strengthen our patterns of play during the next two matches,” said Gatland.British & Irish Lions team Leigh Halfpenny, Sean Maitland, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, Simon Zebo, Jonathan Sexton, Mike Phillips, Mako Vunipola, Tom Youngs, Adam Jones, Alun Wyn Jones, Paul O’Connell, Tom Croft, Sam Warburton (capt), Jamie Heaslip Replacements Richard Hibbard, Alex Corbisiero, Dan Cole, Geoff Parling, Dan Lydiate, Ben Youngs, Owen Farrell, Rob KearneyTime: 1:25Credit: @rugbymediaADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error British & Irish Lions 2013 Related Articles 235 WEEKS AGO Warren Gatland confirms British & Irish Lions… 399 WEEKS AGO Brian O’Driscoll’s incredible skill at training… 413 WEEKS AGO Montage of Amazing Lions Test series in Australia,… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Coventry Building Society’s new savings bond to raise funds for Cancer Research UK

first_imgCoventry Building Society’s new savings bond to raise funds for Cancer Research UK 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. Coventry Building Society has produced a new savings bond that will generate income for Cancer Research UK.The Race for Life Bond is a 22 month savings bond that pays 2.10% AER/gross p.a., fixed until 30 April 2015. The Society will donate 0.10% of the total balances held in the bond to fund Cancer Research UK.Coventry Building Society has created other charitable accounts. Its Poppy Bond for example, although it is no longer available, has generated over £8 million for The Royal British Legion in the last five years. It also runs a number of affiliate accounts that generate income for football and rugby clubs. The Willow Trust and Cotswold Care Hospice also benefit from savings products. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 14 June 2013 | News  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Prisoners in Florida to strike on MLK Day

first_imgMost people don’t know there is one place in the U.S. where slavery is still legal — in prisons. The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, passed in 1864, abolished slavery and involuntary servitude — except as punishment for a crime.But prisoners held in this enslavement are organizing resistance. In north Texas at the massive Allred Unit, some of more than 3,000 imprisoned men went on a 10-day hunger strike at the end of December. Allred has the most people held in solitary confinement in the Texas prison system. (Houston Chronicle, Jan. 4)After two years of uprisings, organizing and rebellion in Alabama and Florida state prisons, prisoner-organizers have called for a “laydown strike” against the Florida prison system. The action, called Operation Push, is scheduled for Jan. 15, in solidarity with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.According to Fight Toxic Prisons, the prisoners demand an end to prison slavery, price gouging by prison subcontractors and parole options for those with life sentences. They also raise the need for justice regarding the death penalty, voting rights and environmental health conditions.A Florida prison organizer, interviewed by It’s Going Down, said the action will be “to willfully give up our privileges, like making phone calls, buying canteen, visits, and not attain to [attend] work assignments.” The organizer added, “We’re expecting all inmates throughout the state to be in one accord and act as a unit.” (tinyurl.com/yar5x43m)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Outrage at fatal shooting of newspaper editor in Colombo

first_img News News July 15, 2020 Find out more Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Follow the news on Sri Lanka News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go further Read the editorial by Lasantha Wickrematunga Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the murder of Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunga, who was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle as he drove to work this morning in Colombo.“Sri Lanka has lost one of its more talented, courageous and iconoclastic journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his associates and the government media are directly to blame because they incited hatred against him and allowed an outrageous level of impunity to develop as regards violence against the press. Sri Lanka’s image is badly sullied by this murder, which is an absolute scandal and must not go unpunished.”The press freedom organisation added: “The military victories in the north against the Tamil Tigers rebels must not be seen as a green light for death squads to sow terror among government critics, including outspoken journalists. The international community must do everything possible to halt such a political vendetta.”President Rajapaksa called Wickrematunga a “terrorist journalist” during an interview with a Reporters Without Borders representative in Colombo, last October.This morning’s attack on Wickrematunga occurred in rush-hour traffic about 100 metres from an air force checkpoint near one of the capital’s airports. The two assailants smashed the window of his car with a steel bar before shooting him at close range in the head, chest and stomach. He was rushed to a Colombo hospital where he died a few hours later.The Sunday Leader’s outspoken style and coverage of shady business deals meant that Wickrematunga was often the target of intimidation attempts and libel suits. The most recent lawsuit was brought by the president’s brother, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, who got a court to ban the newspaper from mentioning him for several weeks.Lasantha Wickrematunga, who was also a lawyer, told Reporters Without Borders in an interview that his aim as a journalist was to “denounce the greed and lies of the powerful.” His newspaper specialised in sensational investigative reporting of corruption and abuse of authority in Sri Lanka.The printing press of the Sunday Leader media group (Leader Publications), which is located in a high security area near Colombo, was destroyed in an arson attack by a group of gunmen in November 2007. Wickrematunga told Reporters Without Borders at the time the attack was “a commando operation supported by the government.” The police did not carry out a proper investigation.Sri Lanka was ranked 165th out of 173 countries in the Reporters Without Borders 2008 press freedom index. This was the lowest ranking of any democratic country. Two journalists were killed in Sri Lanka in 2008 and two others, J. S. Tissanayagam and Vettivel Jasikaran, are currently in prison. Sri LankaAsia – Pacific center_img RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the murder of Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunga, who was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle as he drove to work this morning in Colombo. “President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his associates and the government media are directly to blame because they incited hatred against him and allowed an outrageous level of impunity to develop as regards violence against the press”, Reporters Without Borders said. Organisation Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge January 8, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Outrage at fatal shooting of newspaper editor in Colombo January 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more