Sports Direct in clear after fraud probe

first_imgWednesday 9 March 2011 3:04 am Share Tags: NULL John Dunne whatsapp Sports Direct in clear after fraud probe Sports Direct, Britain’s biggest sporting goods retailer, said none of its employees were under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office as it detailed a £220m refinancing.“We can confirm that no individuals connected to Sports Direct International are under investigation,” the firm, controlled by Newcastle United soccer club owner Mike Ashley, said on Wednesday.In March 2010 the Competition Commission formally cleared Sports Direct’s acquisition of 31 stores from struggling rival JJB Sports and in October 2010 the SFO completed its investigation into Sports Direct and JJB, bringing no charges against any company within their corporate groups but continued the investigation in relation to individuals. Sports Direct said the new three year unsecured £220m facility was through a club of 10 banks led by HSBC, Barclays and Handelsbanken..“The facility provides the group with ample funding to pursue its business and strategic objectives,” said Chief Executive Dave Forsey.Last month Sports Direct said it was trading well after a robust third quarter, ratcheting up the pressure on stricken rival JJB Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wraplast_img read more

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Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) 2009 Abridged Report

first_imgDelta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.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)  2009 abridged results.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

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With its 13.3% dividend yield, I’d consider buying this share

first_imgWith its 13.3% dividend yield, I’d consider buying this share   Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares 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. 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. The FTSE 250 letters and parcel delivery provider Royal Mail (LSE: RMG) saw a crash in share price to a multi-year low of 175p at the last close at the time of writing this. The trigger was RMG’s latest trading update in which it said “The outlook for 2020–21 is challenging”. It also said that its ongoing transformation plan could be impacted.  Depressed outlook It is easy to see why investors lost confidence in the share after the disappointing update, which only adds to the list of Royal Mail’s woes. Its strong workers union and management have been at loggerheads for some time now. Its letters delivery business is facing a structural decline. In fact, it now expects its UK parcels, international, and letters (UKPIL) business to be loss-making in 2020–21. This business accounts for 45% of RMG’s operating profit according to its November update. More bad news on this front will weaken RMG further.  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…High dividend yield       But the flipside of the steep share price drop is the increase in dividend yield, which now sits at a huge 13.3%. In other words, if I invest in Royal Mail today, I could stand to gain this much income on my capital. But the operative word here is “could”. The income depends on whether the company will maintain this level of dividends.Let’s consider the worst-case scenario. The company cuts dividends by 40%, the same rate at which it cut them last year, from 25p to 15p. With this further cut, the dividend would amount to 9p or 5.1% at the current share price. This doesn’t exactly make it the best dividend stock around, but it’s far from being the worst either.  The average dividend yield for the FTSE 100 set of companies is 4.3%. For the FTSE 250 set of companies, it is 2.9%. This means that RMG’s dividend is a shade better than the FTSE 100’s and significantly better than the FTSE 250’s. And this is when we are assuming the worst case. If RMG continues with the current dividend policy or cuts dividends less, then the yield is even higher. Dividend continuity?But for long-term investors, another question comes into play. Is there is a scenario in which Royal Mail won’t be able to sustain its dividends at all? If the UKPIL business drags the entire company into becoming a loss-making entity, it could conceivably happen. It’s a wait-and-watch for now, I think. It’s important to remember that RMG has paid dividends consistently in the past and has been profit-making.  Investors in RMG shouldn’t panic and sell in my view, but hold for now and see how this story plays out. For income investors, RMG looks attractive but risky right now. I’d be sure to consider it carefully, but also look at far less risky options. The FTSE 100 itself boasts more than one company with relatively rich dividends and greater expectations of stability. See all posts by Manika Premsingh Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 8th February, 2020 | More on: RMG Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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 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.last_img read more

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How I’d invest £750 a month in a Stocks and Shares ISA to make a million

first_imgHow I’d invest £750 a month in a Stocks and Shares ISA to make a million Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Making a million via a Stocks and Shares ISA continues to be a realistic prospect for many investors. Certainly, the near-term outlook for the stock market may be challenging due to economic difficulties. However, the long-term performance of the FTSE 350 is likely to include strong growth judging by its track record.Therefore, now could be the right time to start buying a diverse range of good value shares. Holding them for the long run could produce an ISA valued in excess of £1m.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…Investing money in good value sharesIt may be tempting for Stocks and Shares ISA investors to buy the cheapest or the fastest-growing shares. But obtaining a mix of these two qualities could be a sound means of generating high returns.Cheap shares with lacklustre financial prospects over the long run are unlikely to command higher valuations. Similarly, stocks with high earnings growth prospects that trade on excessively high valuations are also unlikely to offer scope for capital growth.As such, identifying companies with attractive long-term futures while they trade at fair prices could be a better idea. They may offer a more realistic opportunity to build a large nest egg versus cheap shares or growth shares that lack a margin of safety.Such a strategy has generally been profitable in the past. For example, investors such as Warren Buffett have used value investing to great effect to obtain higher returns than the wider stock market.Building a diverse Stocks and Shares ISASome Stocks and Shares ISA investors may simply purchase a handful of companies. They may determine that their best ideas are the only ones worth holding. However, this means they’re exposed to a significant amount of company-specific risk. This is where an individual business experiences a share price fall that has a large impact on a portfolio’s performance. This is because it represents a large proportion of its total holdings.Therefore, it’s important to diversify among a range of companies that operate in different regions and sectors. This can reduce the risk of loss. It will also improve returns through allowing an investor to capitalise on a broader range of opportunities.Making a millionEven if a Stocks and Shares ISA’s performance matches that of the stock market, it can become worth in excess of a million over the long run. For example, a £750 monthly investment that matches the FTSE 250’s 8% annual total returns over the past 20 years would be worth £1m in under 30 years.However, it’s possible to obtain a higher return than the stock market through building a portfolio of undervalued shares. Over time, they could produce high capital returns that reduce the period it takes to obtain an ISA valued in excess of £1m. 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens | Thursday, 7th January, 2021 See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

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Who is Alun Wyn Jones: Ten things you should know about the Wales lock

first_img8. His name has caused much confusion over the years, somtimes Wyn Jones being listed as his surname and other times Alun-Wyn being hyphenated. Jones is his surname, with Alun Wyn his first names – with no hyphen!9. Jones was first picked for the British & Irish Lions in 2009 for their tour of South Africa and has since been part of the 2013 and 2017 squads in Australia and New Zealand respectively.He is the first player in the professional era to have played in nine consecutive Tests for the Lions having been involved in all three series.In May 2021, he was announced as captain of the Lions tour to South Africa.10. He won Wales’ Sports Personality of the Year Award in 2019 after leading his country to a Six Nations Grand Slam win. The same year he was nominated for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year but was beaten by English cricketer Ben Stokes. Expand Find out about his various record-breaking rugby feats British & Irish Lions captain 2021 Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Collapse Alun Wyn Jones – by those who know him best Alun Wyn Jones – by those who know him best LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The New Zealand lock pays tribute to rugby’s… Who is Alun Wyn Jones: Ten things you should know about the Wales lockWales and Ospreys star Alun Wyn Jones is a record-breaking player who has excelled on the international stage for 15 years.Jones made his debut for Wales against Argentina in 2006 and is the most-capped Test player in rugby history. Here are a few more facts and stats about the second-row named captain of the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa.Ten things you should know about Alun Wyn Jones1. Alun Wyn Jones has a law degree from Swansea University and he graduated in 2010.2. Jones has played for the Ospreys since 2005 and in November 2018 made his 233rd appearance for the region, overtaking Paul James’s record.3. Jones received an OBE in the Queen’s 2020 Birthday Honours for his services to rugby union football in Wales.How old is Alun Wyn Jones?4. Jones was born 19 September 1985 in Swansea. He is a towering 6ft 6in and weighs 19st 3lb (122kg).5. He married Dr Anwen Rees, who is a doctor of physiology, in 2014 and the couple have two daughters together, Mali and Efa. Sam Whitelock on “awesome” Alun Wyn Jones Alun Wyn Jones taking charge in a Test match for Wales (Getty Images) We talk to coaches and team-mates to discover… Expand British & Irish Lions captain 2021 British & Irish Lions captain 2021 Alun Wyn… Sam Whitelock on “awesome” Alun Wyn Jones 6. On 31 October 2020, when playing against Scotland in the Six Nations, Jones, became the most-capped international player of all time. He overtook former New Zealand captain Richie McCaw’s record of 148 Tests.Unfortunately, none of his family could be in the stadium to witness him set a new world record because spectators were not permitted due to Covid-19 restrictions.7. He was a part of Wales’ Six Nations Grand Slam wins in 2008, 2012 and 2019 as well as their 2013 championship title. He has also played in four World Cups – 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019.MORE ON ALUN WYN JONESlast_img read more

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General Convention reinforces its creation care stance

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska David Louanis says: General Convention, General Convention 2018 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 General Convention reinforces its creation care stance Number of resolutions indicates ‘strong interest’ across the church Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Comments are closed. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Advocacy Peace & Justice, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] General Convention addressed 19 resolutions further strengthening its position on stewardship of the environment and creation care, sending a message of engagement to Episcopalians churchwide.“The number of care of creation resolutions that passed General Convention 79 was remarkable and a sign of a growing, vital spirit in the Episcopal Church around creation care,” said California Bishop Marc Andrus, a member of the Environmental Stewardship and Care of Creation Committee and co-chair of the Advisory Council on the Stewardship of Creation, in a statement emailed to Episcopal News Service.The 79th General Convention met at the Austin Convention Center from July 5-13. Creation care is one of the three priorities of the Episcopal Church. The other two are evangelism and racial reconciliation and justice.Several creation care resolutions, including A018, addressed Episcopalians’ participation in the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement calls on the countries of the world to limit carbon emissions voluntarily, which will require a decrease in dependence on fossil fuels in favor of renewable energy sources; and for developed countries, those responsible for the majority of emissions both historically and at present, to commit to $100 billion in development aid annually by 2020 to developing countries.In June 2017, as part of his “American First” strategy, President Donald Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the international agreement, saying it undermines the economy and places the United States at a disadvantage.By addressing participation in the Paris Agreement, the Episcopal Church joined the We Are Still In movement.“We said we valued our participation in the United Nations climate summits and resolved to fully engage in them,” said Andrus.“At the level of us as Episcopalians, and in our congregations, institutions and dioceses, we began the beautiful, big commitment to daily choices leading to sustainable lives. It is possible that the Episcopal Church is the first denomination to join the partnership of businesses, cities, states, regions, faith bodies and tribes working together to keep the United States’ commitment to the Paris Agreement,” Andrus said.Resolution C049 encourages churches to serve and promote locally grown food. B027 introduced gender inclusivity in climate change action. A213 promotes energy and water efficiency across the church. B025 urges the church to learn about regional watersheds and aquifers, recognizes water as a publicly held natural system and access to water and sanitation as a human right. C063 advocates for ocean health through public policy advocacy, for example “to prevent or limit adverse effects to species and ecosystems from offshore oil, gas, and mineral exploration, drilling, and extraction and to support sustainable fisheries” and “to prevent illegal fishing, over-fishing, and by-catch.”D081 helps communities affected by change in energy use as they transition to clean energy economies. And D053 encourages stewardship of creation with church-owned land.“[What] these resolutions are helpful for is, that while we do live on the frontline of creation, we do have a lot of variety in the sorts of parishes and property that we use,” said Alaska Bishop Mark Lattime, who served as the committee’s secretary.“I’ve got churches in our urban areas that have been asking about what kind of support we can get so that we can perhaps change some of our properties, how we could be more energy efficient, how we can be more active in reducing greenhouse gases, and I think the resolutions that we adopted and looked at this year will help to provide those resources, as well.”Not all the creation care resolutions, however, originated in the stewardship and creation care committee. On July 12, the House of Bishops received “with open and broken hearts the witness of Bernadette Demientieff to the struggle and plight of the Gwich’in people” by unanimously passing Resolution X023.Even in times of food shortage and starvation, the Gwich’in have chosen not to go into the coastal plain, which they consider “the sacred place where life begins,” said Demientieff, during a July 10 TEConversation focused on creation care.Energy companies view the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, particularly its 1.5 million-acre coastal plain, as a potential oil and natural gas bonanza. This conflict has fueled for more than 30 years a contentious debate over whether this coastal plain should be opened to oil drilling or kept as unspoiled habitat.In December 2017, the Trump administration and congressional Republicans opened the refuge to oil exploration. In April this year, a first step was taken toward allowing drilling.“The Episcopal Church has historically stood in solidarity with the Gwich’in, but right now is a very crucial time because of course the 1002 section of the ANWR has been opened for further exploration and development in the extractions field, and that’s of great, great concern,” said Lattime.Finally, A068 called for eventual liturgical revisions to the Book of Common Prayer “that incorporate and express understanding, appreciation, and care of God’s creation.”During convention, the Diocese of California launched a web-based carbon tracker for the Episcopal Church intended to support personal and communal choices. The fully functional carbon tracker will be available to U.S.-based diocese of the Episcopal Church by spring 2019 and the rest of the church by the fall.— Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ center_img Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments (1) Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Environment & Climate Change, Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC By Lynette WilsonPosted Jul 13, 2018 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books July 14, 2018 at 10:10 am They are all good points about the environment.I also read that number of “care of creation” resolutions that passed General Convention 79Was there one about “Saving the Children” or did I miss that? Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

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NorCal People’s Climate rally

first_imgWW photo: Judy GreenspanMore than a thousand people gathered at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater on Sept. 21 for the Northern California People’s Climate Rally. The organizers called for a world with an economy that works for the people; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; and a world with good jobs, clean air and water, peace and justice, and healthy communities.The event, called in solidarity with the People’s Climate March in New York held the same day, focused on local climate issues such as coal shipping through the Port of Oakland; health and safety problems as a result of dirty oil at Chevron in Richmond, Calif., and four other Bay Area refineries; and the hauling of flammable crude oil by rail through Bay Area communities.Speakers and entertainers included Corrina Gould, Idle No More; Andres Soto, Communities for a Better Environment; Michelle Damocol, Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Sustainability; Jeff Mackler, System Change Not Climate Change; Filipino-American poet Isabela Borgeson; Clarence Thomas, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10; and Boots Riley of the hip-hop group The Coup.Clarence ThomasWW photo: Terri KayWW asked union activist Clarence Thomas, “What is the importance of the climate movement to you as a worker?”Thomas replied: “For going on 20 years now I personally have been involved, representing Local 10, in working with coalitions like the Ditching Dirty Diesel Collaborative, the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project and the Pacific Institute — a think tank around environmental issues for communities of color. We engaged in struggle with the Port of Oakland to get them to establish some kind of maritime air quality standards, reducing the particulate matter otherwise known as diesel soot at the Port of Oakland. It has adverse impacts on the workers and the people who live in the communities adjacent to the port.“You have to speak truth to power. When I found out that these blockades were taking place, with regards to stopping mountaintop removal, fracking, blockading these pipelines of various descriptions — that’s the kind of militant action that’s going to be required. I was able to draw from the experience as a longshoreman, when there have been community blockades at the port resisting apartheid in South Africa, apartheid in Israel, the actions that were taken in stopping Wall Street on the Waterfront with Occupy in 2011.“Those were blockades, and they mean something because what they really do is to challenge capitalism, and when we’re talking about climate change and we want to stop it, that’s what you have to do. People have to begin to see the link with capitalism, because capitalism doesn’t care about the environment, it doesn’t care about the earth. It’s all about profits, and it doesn’t want anything to get in the way.“When you talk about things like privatization, deregulation, cutting public spending, allowing the market to run unbridled — this is what leads to climate change. People need to understand that. All these dots have to be connected. They don’t want to do things to mitigate pollution because that will cut down production on the waterfront. Anything that costs them money, anything that puts controls on and changes the way they do business, the capitalists don’t want it. And that’s what people need to understand.“This is a fundamental way of explaining what capitalism is: It’s profits before people. It’s all about the shareholders. It’s all about the market, commodifying everything. And people need to have a sense of what that means. Capitalism is against the community. It’s against democracy. When we see things such as gentrification, the displacement of people, it’s the same thing. It ties into the issue of climate change. In what way? People are being displaced so they can drill for oil; people are being displaced for fracking. All of this ties in together.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Broadcasting regulator suspends local transmission of international news stations

first_img Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders is astonished that the National Broadcasting Council (CNCA) has suspended local retransmission of all international radio and TV news stations amid continuing turmoil over the result of last weekend’s presidential election.In a communiqué signed by its president, Franck Anderson Kouassi, and read on national radio and television last night by its secretary-general, Félix Nanihio, the CNCA announced “the immediate suspension of the signals of all international radio and TV news stations carried by the Canal+ Horizon satellite service” in order to “preserve social peace, which has been seriously shaken.”“This abrupt decision limits Ivorians’ access to news at a time when a great deal is happening in their country,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We doubt that simply shutting down the foreign media is the appropriate response to the social unrest that Côte d’Ivoire is currently facing. During this period of uncertainty, the media should be free to cover the dispute between the Independent Electoral Commission and the Constitutional Council without impediment.”Reporters Without Borders had previously hailed the enormous efforts made by many of the Ivorian media and the media regulatory authorities to provide balanced and professional coverage of the presidential campaign. It therefore regrets all the more that the tension surrounding the results has resulted in a reversion to former repressive responses as regards free speech and access to information. Although quickly contradicted by the Constitutional Council, the Independent Electoral Commission’s announcement that, according to provisional results, opposition politician Alassane Ouattara had defeated President Laurent Gbagbo was quickly reported on the international TV stations received in Côte d’Ivoire.According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, all of the international and pan-African television news stations including TF1, France 24, Africa 24 and Vox Africa have been suspended. FM retransmission of Radio France Internationale has also been suspended. But the non-specialist TV stations and sport and entertainment stations are still being received without a problem. The Canal+ signal has not been suspended either.It is not easy for foreign journalists to work under these circumstances. It is not easy for Ivorian journalists to work either. Reporters Without Borders has learned that two journalists with the opposition daily Le Mandat were taken last night to the headquarters of the Republican Guard and beaten before being released. Photo : RTI October 29, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Organisation Côte d’IvoireAfrica News to go further RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News Reports Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Help by sharing this information December 3, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Broadcasting regulator suspends local transmission of international news stations Côte d’IvoireAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Huge damages award aims to throttle only independent daily

first_img Receive email alerts Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further Reports Follow the news on Eswatini News December 11, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Huge damages award aims to throttle only independent daily Help by sharing this information Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives June 15, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Reporters Without Borders condemns the exorbitant libel damages that the high court awarded last week against the Times of Swaziland. The record sum of 550,000 lilangeni (41,000 euros) is tantamount to a death sentence for the country’s only privately-owned daily.The court awarded the damages on 3 December to senate president Gelane Simelane-Zwane in connection with a May 2009 article reflecting debates about whether she was a Simelane family member by birth. “This damages award, the largest ever made against a Swazi publication in a libel case, is out of all proportion to the harm the newspaper is alleged to have caused the plaintiff, said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk. In the light of the financial situation of Swaziland’s media, one can only regard this exorbitant award as a government attempt to throttle the country’s only independent daily. We call for this ruling to be overturned as its sole aim is to gag the media.”According to the Media Institute of Southern Africa, the award is twice as much as what the plaintiff, Ms. Simelane Zwane, originally requested. This is indicative of a desire on the part of the authorities to persecute the Times of Swaziland and the country’s media in general.Evidence of this was already seen early this year in the contempt of court proceedings that supreme court chief justice Michael Rambodibedi brought against The Nation editor Bheki Makhubu. Mpendulo Simelane, a judge who is himself an interested party in the case, refused to grant bail to Makhubu on 5 December on the grounds that he might flee, although it was Makhubu who turned himself into the police when he was arrested in March.Africa’s only absolute monarchy, Swaziland is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News RSF_en Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage June 29, 2020 Find out more News EswatiniAfrica EswatiniAfrica last_img read more

"Huge damages award aims to throttle only independent daily"

Mayor to attend Service of Thanksgiving for Terry Wogan

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Print Advertisement Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebookcenter_img The late Sir Terry Wogan, pictured when he was given the Honorary Freedom of Limerick City, will be honoured at service of thanksgiving this Tuesday in London. The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon will attend a Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life and work of Terry Wogan.The service, which is organised by the Wogan family and the BBC is taking place this Tuesday in Westminster Abbey in London.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The memorial service will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2, and will mark the 50th anniversary of Terry’s first radio broadcast for the BBC.Limerick born Sir Terry Wogan, who died in January of this year, was the most listened to broadcaster in Europe before he retired in 2009.Mayor O’Hanlon said: “I’m honoured that I was invited by Terry’s family to be present at the service.  I will be representing the people of Limerick at the special event.”“Terry was a Limerick man through and through, and never forgot where he came from.  Everyone was saddened to hear of his passing when news filtered out in February that he had died.”“There was also a sense of pride among Limerick people when they saw Terry on television or heard him in the radio.  That he was one of us, who went on to be one of the most successful and much loved broadcasters ever in Britain.  Terry will never be forgotten by the people of Limerick.” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSlimerickTerry Wogan Previous article#WATCH Noonan says he will stay working as Finance MinisterNext articleTwo arrested over high speed chase in Limerick city Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsMayor to attend Service of Thanksgiving for Terry WoganBy Staff Reporter – September 26, 2016 745 last_img read more

"Mayor to attend Service of Thanksgiving for Terry Wogan"