Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) Q32021 Interim Report

first_imgSeed Co Limited (SEED.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw)  2021 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSeed Co Limited is the leading producer and marketer of certified crop seeds in Zimbabwe, supplying hybrid maize seed to commercial farmers as well as wheat, soya bean, barley, sorghum and ground nut seed. The seeds is grown from parent seeds under contract by an established network of seed producers. Innovation and pioneering breeding methods drive the Seed Company’s success; having successfully developed hybrid crop seed varieties in Zimbabwe that are recorded as the highest yielding varieties in their class. The Seed Company has a dedicated research team; producing hybrid crop seeds and non-hybrid cereals and oil crop seed varieties that are suitable and adaptable for Zimbabwe’s ecological conditions. Seed Co Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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I’d invest £500 per month in a Stocks & Shares ISA like this

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares It’s usually a good time to invest when the markets are climbing back out of a hole. And the coronavirus appears to have combined with the slowing world economic growth we were experiencing anyway to bump share prices down.And previous setbacks this century included the so-called tech wreck, which sent the markets plunging between 2000 and 2002, and the credit crunch and great recession, which caused stocks to plummet between 2007 and early 2009.5G 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…Bull markets have so far always followedHowever, it’s what came after those events that I find to be interesting, and potentially life-changing for many. A new bull market for shares followed each bear market. Between 2003 and mid-2007, shares went broadly up. And there was an even longer bull market between 2009 until just recently.Meanwhile, today’s falls are getting close to the proportions of those earlier bear markets. One thing that I feel certain about is that when the sell-off has finally run its course, the main market indices and individual share prices will handbrake-turn and reverse direction to start stair-stepping up again. It’s always happened before, and I reckon it’s likely to happen again.There’s good reason to expect such a move. Generally, the macro-economy is cyclical and moves up and down in regular waves. And share prices on the stock market tend to be forward-looking. Indeed, the market is always trying to anticipate what will happen next, which is why moves in the market can seem puzzling sometimes.For example, when the general economic news flow is at its worst, shares will often start climbing again. And when the news is full of sunshine, and investors have stopped worrying, the stock market will sometimes start to fall.Simplicity and qualityRight now, we could see the market moving in either direction, I reckon. But we do know that the valuations of many companies have been reduced. The question is, how far will general corporate earnings fall? If profits slide a lot, the valuations of companies may have further to adjust down.So I’d proceed with a programme of investing now by putting money into the market in stages. And a regular monthly contribution of, say, £500 into a Stocks and Shares ISA would be ideal (to me). The great thing about spreading the introduction of new money into the markets over time is that you won’t end up putting all your cash in at a high, or when the market has further to fall. And if the market goes lower, you’ll be getting more fund units or shares for your money.With the markets in the state they are today, I wouldn’t try to be too clever by seeking out complicated investments with which to fill my ISA. I’d choose between low-cost index tracker funds, conservatively run managed funds, and the shares of great businesses with an emphasis on quality, such as those of Unilever,National Grid, Reckitt Benckiser, Sage, AstraZeneca and Britvic, to name just a few of the many options available. See all posts by Kevin Godbold 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. I’d invest £500 per month in a Stocks & Shares ISA like this Image source: Getty Images. center_img Kevin Godbold | Monday, 16th March, 2020 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. 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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Britvic and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AstraZeneca and Sage Group. 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. 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Biden bounce and vaccine vision! The FTSE 100 surges over 5%! Which shares should I buy?

first_img 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. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended B&M European Value. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaycenter_img Biden bounce and vaccine vision! The FTSE 100 surges over 5%! Which shares should I buy? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Kirsteen Mackay | Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 In a double-barrel bounce, the FTSE 100 and other financial markets skyrocketed yesterday. First thing, the markets rallied in response to a Biden presidency confirmed over the weekend. This was later followed by an announcement that Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine shows 90% effectiveness in a large-scale trial. While it will still be some time before the vaccine is in widespread use, it puts a long overdue but positive slant on the future. Hopes are high that a vaccine rollout will begin before the year end.No quick fixWhile this news is exciting and makes a nice change, I expect market volatility will continue for some time. The Pfizer and BioNTech trial data involved around 40K participants with only 94 showing symptoms. It’s not yet been peer-reviewed, which makes the integrity of the results questionable in the interim. Nevertheless, an independent board, hired by Pfizer, did look over the results.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…Biden has named Michael Osterholm to his Covid-19 Advisory Board. Mr Osterholm is a well-known figure in the epidemiology arena and has warned the US is “about to enter Covid hell” over the next three to four months. This is a reminder that until a vaccine is widely distributed, the virus is very much here and spreading like wildfire. Europe and the UK are also seeing positive cases and deaths rising. This does not bode well for a continuous rise in the FTSE 100 and other stock markets.What shares to buy now?Even if it’s short-lived, what the Biden bounce has done is give us a glimpse into the stocks that will thrive when normality resumes. I was surprised to see B&M and Reckitt Benckiser fall. On the flip side, oil stocks were flying, and Saga soared over 25%. Aston Martin rose over 12% and Smith & Nephew over 17% but Rolls-Royce took the prize for the FTSE 100’s biggest riser at nearly 75% up at one point.As I don’t think we’re on the home straight just yet, I think it’s a bit premature to be buying travel stocks such as Saga. I’d be more tempted by Aston Martin as a contrarian buy, but it’s still very risky. Profitability is at least two years away, but if it can make it through the bad times, then its growth trajectory could be massive.A FTSE 100 stock I likeI like Smith & Nephew because it makes sense to me as a long-term growth stock. The company makes replacement knees and hips and specialises in surgical robotics. While the pandemic is causing a backlog in operations to build up, this is a temporary pause. Once regular operating conditions resume, demand should rise. Also, the rollout of 5G around the world (and eventually 6G) is projected to revolutionise robotic surgery. I think this is a good long-term buy because it has the potential to grow for many years to come.Widespread vaccine use is the magic bullet the world is waiting for, but it’s going to take time to get there. In the meantime, I expect the markets to continue their 2020 trend of volatility. I’ll be taking a cautious approach to investing with the distant future in mind. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.last_img read more

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Big nations and players confirmed for launch of new rugby format, RugbyX

first_imgTuesday Sep 10, 2019 Big nations and players confirmed for launch of new rugby format, RugbyX The draw for the first ever RugbyX tournament has taken place, with top teams from around the globe confirmed to take part in this new World Rugby supported form of the game. ADVERTISEMENTThe new format competition will take place at The O2 in London on 29 October 2019, with both a men’s and women’s tournament.RugbyX is 5-v-5 full contact rugby and has been approved by World Rugby’s Executive Committee as a law trial. It will be played on a 55m x 32m artificial grass pitch, installed temporarily inside the O2.Participating teams have been drawn from the leading international Sevens nations competing in HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.Hosts England have been drawn with Ireland and the Barbarians in Group A, while France, USA and Argentina comprise Group B.The Women’s competition features England vs France in Semi Final 1 and USA vs Ireland in Semi Final 2.The Group stages and Women’s Semi Finals will take place during the 4pm-6pm afternoon session, with the 8.30pm-10.30pm evening session featuring Men’s Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals, the Women’s 3rd/4th place match, and Men’s and Women’s Grand Finals.ADVERTISEMENTDraw:Men’s Group A – Barbarians, England, IrelandMen’s Group B – Argentina, France, USAWomen’s Group A – England, IrelandWomen’s Group B – France, USAFans can expect to see the likes of England’s Dan Norton, Olympic silver medalist and all-time leading try scorer in sevens, and England women’s captain Abbie Brown, along with France’s charismatic captain Terry Bouhraoua and the USA’s double world player of the year Perry Baker take part in the debut competition.The core fundamentals of full contact rugby are being retained but variations of certain laws have been approved in order to encourage fast and skilful gameplay in an arena environment. There will be quick-tap restarts on the goal-line and no conversions.ADVERTISEMENTLine-outs will be replaced by a quick throw from the team in possession and matches will last 10 minutes with no half-time.World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper said: “The sanctioning of RugbyX marks an exciting step on World Rugby’s journey towards making the sport more accessible, providing an important entry point for new audiences to experience the joy, speed and skill of rugby in an indoor arena environment.“Innovation is crucial to the continuing success of any sport and RugbyX presents a great opportunity to capitalise on increasing global interest in the days immediately preceding the Rugby World Cup final in Japan.”Tickets are available for afternoon (16:00 – 18:00) & evening (20:30 – 22:30) sessions via Ticketmaster and AXS Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… 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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Bridgehampton House / Resolution: 4 Architecture

first_imgPhotographs:  Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4) Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  7360 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Design Team:RES4, Jessica WilcockConsultants:High Velocity Helper LLCCollaborators:Simplex HomesClients:withheldCity:BridgehamptonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4)Recommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. This custom modular home was designed to leverage existing prefabrication methods by working within factory limits to efficiently produce a home specific to the client and the site. Here, the client’s brief called for a casual, light-filled summer retreat, centered on maintaining a fluid indoor-outdoor connection with exterior spaces for lounging, playing, and entertaining.Save this picture!© Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4)Save this picture!First Floor PlanWhile the house is larger than the nearby cottages, it was important to the clients to be a good neighbor. So, the main level is broken into two smaller volumes and clad in weathered gray cedar. Without a formal front door, a welcoming tree-lined autocourt leads to an entry deck. This covered deck is created by a spanning second story that defines the threshold between public and private.Save this picture!© Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4)Save this picture!© Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4)Pulling apart the house’s volumes generates greater opportunities for permeability between inside and outside. With sliding doors abundant and 5800SF of continuous decks wrapping the house, it becomes just as natural to utilize outdoor connections between living spaces as indoor ones.Save this picture!© Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4)Inside, the clients wanted a minimal, white interior that would be light and bright, but also hold up to their three young kids. White acrylic built-ins provide effortless storage to easily hide toys, shoes, and beach gear. Cedar ceilings and white oak flooring add a warm counterbalance.Save this picture!© Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4)Save this picture!Elevations / SectionsSave this picture!© Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4)Leveraging the factory, about eighty-percent of the house was built off-site, helping to minimize construction waste. To offset its size, the house has many sustainable features to reduce its energy usage. A flash-and-batt insulation system provides a tight building envelope. Rooftop solar panels and a closed-loop geothermal system provide nearly all the electrical, heating, and cooling needs. Large windows throughout and lightwells in the basement optimize daylighting; while cedar brise soleils control solar gain. When lights are needed, LED fixtures on a control system minimize electrical usage. Save this picture!© Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4)+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Bridgehampton House / Resolution: 4 ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBridgehampton House / Resolution: 4 Architecture Architects: Resolution: 4 Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932271/bridgehampton-house-resolution-4-architecture Clipboard United States Photographs 2018 “COPY” Housescenter_img Project gallerySee allShow lessOnline Masterclass: Authentic Marketing for Designers and Design FirmsLectureEl Sitio Restaurant / Estudio Alinea + Cristóbal LamarcaSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeResolution: 4 ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityBridgehamptonOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on January 21, 2020Cite: “Bridgehampton House / Resolution: 4 Architecture” 20 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Bridgehampton House / Resolution: 4 Architecture Manufacturers: Lutron, Vectorworks, Azek, Bodart and Gonay, Dekton, DuPont, EDEL GRASS, Fisher & Paykel, Kohler, U-line, Viking, Andersen A-Series, Juno, Kountry Kraft, Superior Fireplace, Trimble Navigation “COPY” Joseph Tanney AIA, Robert Luntz AIA CopyHouses, Sustainability•Bridgehampton, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932271/bridgehampton-house-resolution-4-architecture Clipboard Lead Architects: Year:  Projectslast_img read more

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Live Blog: SGA Meeting 9/15/15

first_imgElizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ + posts Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! ReddIt Groups presenting their two truths and a lie at the 9/15/15 House of Representatives meeting. Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Twitter Facebook Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Linkedin print Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Twitter Previous articleTCU students run for suicide awarenessNext articleTheEnd provides unique on-campus experience for students Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbell TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedinlast_img read more

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Local courts allow multiple lawsuits to be used to censor journalists

first_img Reporters Without Borders is disturbed by the way some local courts permit the use of multiple lawsuits and other abusive judicial procedures to censor journalists.Carlos Santos, a freelance journalist and blogger based in Mossoró, a town in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte, was ordered this month of February to pay 6,000 reais (2,600 euros) to charities for posting three allegedly defamatory comments about the town’s mayor, Fátima Rosado, on his blog (http://www.blogdocarlossantos.com.br/). This sentence fortunately replaced the one originally imposed – a month and four days in prison for each of a total of four comments.“I am under attack but I am all right,” Santos told Reporters Without Borders yesterday, referring to the 27 or so prosecutions and nine arrest orders still pending against him as a result of defamation suits by local politicians and officials. So far he has been convicted three times of criminal insult although in each case the sentence was reduced to a fine. He was acquitted in three other cases.“The comments Santos posted on his blog could rightly be regarded as vehement even if two of them accused the mayor of being unfit for her job and the third one did not name anyone,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The problem is firstly to do with the excessive number of lawsuits in response to each allegedly defamatory comment. Abusing the possibility of bringing defamation actions is a form of censorship.“Secondly, imposing a jail sentence for a media offence violates the 1988 democratic constitution, which guarantees free expression in all forms. The federal supreme court’s repeal of the military dictatorship’s 1967 press law in May 2009 was a major step in ensuring respect for this right. It is baffling that some courts still issue jail sentences in defamation cases or impose preventive censorship on media. The federal constitution and jurisprudence should apply everywhere.”Also in February, a judge in the northern state of Pará, Antônio Carlos Almeida Campelo, issued an injunction against Lúcio Flávio Pinto, the editor of the online and biweekly newspaper Jornal Pessoal, forbidding him to publish any information about a fax fraud case that the federal authorities have brought against O Liberal, a company that owns several regional newspapers.If he disobeys the injunction, he could be jailed or fined up to 200,000 reais (87,000 euros) on a charge of violating the confidentiality of a judicial investigation. Yet, according to Pinto, the injunction was not requested by the defendants.Pinto is another example of a journalist who has been swamped by lawsuits. Around 30 legal actions have been brought against him over his articles about environmental abuses and trafficking in raw materials in the Amazon. His case is similar to that of José Huerta, a documentary filmmaker who is the target of eight lawsuits – one of them a criminal prosecution – in connection with his latest documentary, which is about the perverse effects of tourism in the state of Ceará. News May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts to go further BrazilAmericas News Reports Newscenter_img RSF_en February 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local courts allow multiple lawsuits to be used to censor journalists Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil BrazilAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Brazil RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Tribute to Sardasht Osman

first_img Receive email alerts A year has passed since Sardasht Osman was murdered. A year since this 23-year-old journalist was kidnapped by gunmen outside the foreign language department at Salahaddin University in Erbil on 4 May 2010 only to be found dead four days later in Mosul with a bullet in his head. A year of freedom and impunity for his murderers.Reporters Without Borders pays tribute today to Osman, who despite his youth had already written many articles, including an op-ed piece for the Kurdistan Post at the end of 2009 entitled, “If only I were Massoud Barzani’s son-in-law.”Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues on this sad anniversary. At the same time, we question the Kurdistan Regional Government’s determination to shed light on this murder and condemn the lack of transparency surrounding its investigation.The anniversary comes at a time of tension. The security forces of the two political parties that control Kurdistan’s government keep harassing journalists covering the street protests that have been taking place in the region since mid-February. Press freedom violations have increased in recent weeks. Journalists are constantly the targets of death threats, acts of intimidation, physical attacks and murder attempts. Their offices have also been attacked and ransacked. Kurdistan’s president, Massoud Barzani, appointed a special commission under interior ministry control to investigate Osman’s abduction and murder. But Osman’s family quickly challenged the commission’s independence.During a fact-finding visit to Kurdistan in July 2010, a Reporters Without Borders delegation tried to establish the status of the investigation and sought in vain to meet with members of the commission. None of the people the delegation spoke to was able or willing to name any of its members. The flagrant lack of transparency was highlighted in the report that Reporters Without Borders released on 4 November.The commission issued its initial findings on 15 October. It said in a press release that Osman’s murder had nothing to do with his activities as a journalist. It stemmed, it said, from his refusal to cooperate with Ansar Al-Islam, a radical Islamic group linked to Al-Qaeda. Hicham Mahmoud Ismail, a driver and mechanic living in Beji who had been arrested on suspicion of carrying out Osman’s abduction had confessed to transporting him from Shargat (near Tigrit) to Mosul at the group’s behest without knowing he was to be killed, the press release said.The family immediately disputed the findings. “We not only reject the results of the enquiry but we also condemn its actions and voice our anger at these attempts to portray Sardasht as a terrorist who cooperated with Ansar Al-Islam,” the family said in a statement. “Anyone who knew Sardasht or read his articles knew that he was a secular person far removed from terrorist ideology.”Ansar Al-Islam issued a statement on 23 October denying any role in his murder.So, one year after his death, his murderers are still at large. And he is not the only young journalist to have been murdered in Iraqi Kurdistan in recent years. Soran Mama Hama, who worked for Lvin Magazine and who was also 23, was gunned down at his home in Kirkuk on 21 July 2008.On 15 May, Reporters Without Borders will publish a Kurdish-language version of the Handbook for Journalists, which was produced in partnership with UNESCO. The Kurdish-language version is being brought out with help from the Aras publishing house. February 15, 2021 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iraq May 4, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tribute to Sardasht Osman RSF_en Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan to go furthercenter_img RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa News News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Organisation December 28, 2020 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Fall in amount paid out in compensation claims in Donegal

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ News Pinterest Fall in amount paid out in compensation claims in Donegal Pinterest New figures from the injuries board show there was a fall in amount paid out in compensation claims in Donegal last year, but there was an increase in the number of claims.A total of 4.7 million euro was paid out through the injuries board last year, down from 5.17 million in 2009.This off the back of 233 awards to claimaints in 2010 an icrease of 10.There was no surge in claims following the adverse weather at the start of last year as some had predicted.CEO of Injuries board.ie Patricia Byron says the fall in payments can be linked to the down turn in the economy:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/patri1pm.mp3[/podcas] Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter By News Highland – March 2, 2011 center_img Facebook Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp Facebook Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Twitter Previous articleFunding for work on Derry/Coleraine railway postponedNext articleAn Bord Pleanala declines permission for major Ballyshannon development News Highland last_img read more

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Kerala HC Dismisses CBI’s Petition For Early Hearing In LIFE Mission Case

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala HC Dismisses CBI’s Petition For Early Hearing In LIFE Mission Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 Oct 2020 7:20 AMShare This – xThe High Court of Kerala on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) seeking early posting of the petitions filed to quash the CBI FIR in the LIFE Mission case.When the petition was taken up, a bench of Justice P V Kunhikrishnan asked the CBI’s standing counsel if he was ready to argue the matter today. The counsel replied that he needed time to…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 High Court of Kerala on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) seeking early posting of the petitions filed to quash the CBI FIR in the LIFE Mission case.When the petition was taken up, a bench of Justice P V Kunhikrishnan asked the CBI’s standing counsel if he was ready to argue the matter today. The counsel replied that he needed time to file counter-affidavit in the matter and also to get the date of the Assistant Solicitor General of India, who will argue the matter.Senior Advocate K V Vishwanathan, who appeared for the State Government, said that the early hearing application, moved before filing the counter-affidavit, was filed to get the attention of the press.Without making any observation on that, the bench said that the early posting application cannot be considered at the present stage when the CBI was seeking time for filing counter-affidavit and for the appearance of the Assistant Solicitor General.The bench said that the CBI can seek early posting after filing the counter-affidavit and getting the date of ASG.Last week, a single bench of Justice V G Arun had stayed the investigation against the CEO of LIFE Mission Project.The FIR was directly registered by the central agency on a complaint filed by a Congress MLA, Anil Akkara, alleging violations of the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act over the receipt of contributions from the UAE for the construction of apartments for flood-victims under the Kerala Government’s LIFE Mission project.The HC stayed the investigation against the CEO of LIFE Mission for two months after observing that the provisions of the FCRA were not attracted against the government agency.The Court however did not interfere with the investigation against the builder, Unitac Ltd.Click here to download the orderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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