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Astoria Investments Limited (ATIL.mu) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgAstoria Investments Limited (ATIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Astoria Investments Limited (ATIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Astoria Investments Limited (ATIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Astoria Investments Limited (ATIL.mu)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAstoria Investments Limited is an investment company with permanent capital. The company runs its operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, South Africa and Mauritius. Astoria Investments invests in global equity dominated holdings of primarily direct, high quality listed businesses. The company invests in sectors such as technology, insurance, pharmaceutical, entertainment, financial, consumer products, retail and transportation. Astoria Investments Limited has a primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.last_img read more

The Boohoo share price turned £10k into £128,200k in 5 years. Here’s what I’d do now

first_img Harvey Jones | Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 | More on: BOO FEVR “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. 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. We all love a good multi-bagger, the type of stock that can turn relatively small sums into something huge. Just one could transform your portfolio, and give your retirement plans a massive boost.The following two have been among the most exciting stocks on the market in the past five years, but I would only buy one of them today.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…Boohoo GroupThe Boohoo Group (LSE: BOO) share price is up an incredible 1,182% in just five years, which would have turned £10k into more than £128k, which is serious growth.The Boohoo share price has maintained its momentum, up 71% over the past 12 months. Investors who bought a year ago fearing it might be running out of momentum will be celebrating today. It is now crowned King of AIM, with a market cap of £3.68bn.The big attraction of Boohoo, which owns brands Karen Millen, Nasty Gal, PrettyLittleThing, Coast and MissPap, is that it has set its sights on becoming a global retail giant. This is always a high-risk strategy, one that has confounded Tesco and many others, and failure could bring the share price crashing down. Success, on the other hand, would send it shooting to the stars.Boohoo is priced for growth, trading at 74.1 times forward earnings. However, City analysts expect those earnings to continue to grow by an impressive 33%, 26% and 24% over the next three years, which if achieved, would pull down its valuation to a more modest 37.3 times earnings. Its price-to-earnings growth ratio of just 1.9 looks far from demanding. Given that it has a meagre 0.4% share of the US and EU clothing market, Boohoo could just pull it off. It has little margin for error though.Fevertree DrinksCraft mixer specialists Fevertree Drinks (LSE: FEVR) has lost its fizz, as its explosive growth phase seems to be over. Over five years, it would still have turned £10,000 into £76,887, but if you bought 12 months ago, your £10k would be worth closer to £6k. Ouch!The Fevertree share price dropped 27% on Monday alone, as the group downgraded its profit growth projections, blaming “subdued” festive trading in the UK. As a gin and tonic fan myself, I think Fevertree could struggle to build UK sales from here. Its novelty value has subsided, competition has increased, Schweppes has sharpened up its act, and the gin craze cannot last forever.US sales are rising at a faster pace, up 33% to £47.6m, with Europe and the rest of the world up 16% and 32% to £64.4m and 15.8m, respectively. It needs to build on these to compensate for the slowing domestic market, which still makes up half of revenues, but it won’t be easy.Today could be a tempting entry point, given that Fevertree’s dizzying valuation has been trimmed to ‘just’ 32.3 times forward earnings, and those earnings are still projected to grow a solid 12% in 2021, and 13% the year after. However, I would rather buy into Boohoo’s momentum.Alternatively, start hunting for tomorrow’s multi-bagger instead. 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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Boohoo share price turned £10k into £128,200k in 5 years. Here’s what I’d do now Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group and Tesco. 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 Harvey Joneslast_img read more

Stock market crash: How Nick Train and Terry Smith’s ideas are guiding my investments for the rest of 2020

first_img Two of UK’s best known fund managers – Nick Train and Terry Smith – have more than one common aspect in their investing approach. Both believe in buying quality stocks and holding them for the long term. They also have a penchant for consumer goods. But the stand-out feature for me is the strong returns they have given investors. This needs to be underlined at a time when we are coming out of a stock market crash.Double-digit returns for these fundsNick Train is the co-owner of the investment management firm, Lindsell Train. The Lindsell Train UK equity fund returned 23% to investors in 2019, showing performance far in excess of the FTSE 100’s gains. And this is despite the fact that over 60% of the fund’s holdings are in FTSE 100 stocks as of June 2020, including stocks like Unilever, Diageo, and Burberry. 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…Terry Smith’s Fundsmith equity fund is more US-focused. It has relatively limited exposure to the UK stock market, at less than 15% of the total. But like the Lindsell Train UK equity fund, it too is concentrated on consumer goods. Consumer staples account for 30% of its portfolio and consumer discretionary make up another 5%. Last year, it had a return of 26%. Investing ideas after the stock market crashBoth funds have are also bent towards technology stocks, albeit less than towards consumer goods. In the case of the LT UK equity fund, some of its top 10 investments are in FTSE 100 technology companies like RELX and The Sage Group. For Fundsmith, technology accounts for 29% of its portfolio, with holdings of stocks like Microsoft and Facebook. These were good stocks at any time, but now after the stock market crash, holding both consumer staples and technology stocks is a particularly winning move. Defensives like these are advisable to hold during the recession, and going by at least some of these stocks’ recent performances, I think it’s a good idea for investors to consider them even now. FTSE 100 defensives shineUnilever, for instance, recently delivered an increase in earnings despite lacklustre sales. Others like Burberry are harder hit, because of the discretionary sector they operate in. The British luxury brand has also been hit by the dent to its China and Hong Kong markets. But, fundamentally, it’s a sound company. It’s a similar story for Diageo, making both of them good buys now. Further, technology stocks are good plays too, as evident from the recoveries seen in their share prices after the stock market crash.What I’d buyBased on the ideas of the two fund managers, I think at this time it would be good to look at other defensives. For instance, some healthcare stocks have done superbly well in the past few months. These include AstraZeneca, despite its meteoric earnings ratio. Pest control provider Rentokil Initial is another one. In sum, after the stock market crash, I think investing in safe stocks is a good idea. And these top fund managers show us that these can be good growth investments too.  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 Stock market crash: How Nick Train and Terry Smith’s ideas are guiding my investments for the rest of 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Randi Zuckerberg, a former director of market development and spokeswoman for Facebook and sister to its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Manika Premsingh owns shares of AstraZeneca and Burberry. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Facebook and Microsoft. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry, Diageo, RELX, Sage Group, and Unilever and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $85 calls on Microsoft and short January 2021 $115 calls on Microsoft. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Manika Premsingh Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

House G-S / GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeGRAUX & BAEYENS ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingGhentBelgiumPublished on June 17, 2012Cite: “House G-S / GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten” 17 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House G-S是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Belgium ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/243948/house-g-s-graux-baeyens-architecten Clipboard House G-S / GRAUX & BAEYENS ArchitectenSave this projectSaveHouse G-S / GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/243948/house-g-s-graux-baeyens-architecten Clipboard CopyHouses•Ghent, Belgium Photographs:  Luc Roymans House G-S in Ghent, BelgiumThis 19th century corner house is located at the Muide waterfront area with a unique view on the old city harbor docks of Ghent, Belgium. The project started by stripping the dilapidated house of all excess. The essence was conserved by means of the façade, the stairwell and the roof truss, each of them serving as a rough coat to envelop the new spaces.Save this picture!© Luc Roymans The rooms and living spaces are conceived as a stack of volumes, a white sculpture inserted in the existing casing. Several strategically located cutouts offer a variety of well-defined views. Inside the house, this approach brings contrast to each level, interplaying the original and new elements. Contrast is enhanced by the colours and textures of the selected material. Save this picture!plansThe living functions are inverted with respect to a conventional terraced house. This means that the bedrooms are located on the ground floor, the lounge can be found on the first floor and the kitchen, dining room occupy the top floor with an adjacent enclosed patio. The architects have aimed to create a symbiosis between contemporary residential living and the charm of a 19th century Belgian corner house.Save this picture!sectionProject gallerySee allShow lessWarsaw’s National Stadium Selected for World Stadium Award 2012 / gmp ArchitektenArticles’Emptiness: The Potentials of Vacancy’ Summer School SessionArticles Share Photographs House G-S / GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten Houses Architects: GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten Area Area of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Luc Roymans + 30 Share Year:  “COPY” Area:  154 basement Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Couple climb Everest for charity

first_img Howard Lake | 25 May 2009 | News Couple climb Everest for charity 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. Tagged with: Events Irelandcenter_img It was the second time they had attempted the climb as husband and wife. They first attempted Everest four-years-ago but abandoned their climb when Mr Hanna suffered temporary blindness.The couple, both in their 40s, said their successful climb had taken 52 days and had gone very well.www.ulstercancer.org In a bid to raise money for charity, the first married couple ever to have climbed Everest have reached the summit.The couple from Northern Ireland made the summit on Friday and spoke by satellite phone from near the top of the world’s highest mountain. It was the husband’s second time to reach the summit.The Co Down couple, Noel and Lynne Hanna, said they hoped through sponsorship to raise £150,000 for the Ulster Cancer Foundation. Advertisement  23 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

Call for federal investigation into newspaper editor’s murder

first_img Follow the news on United States Organisation News News Receive email alerts Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says United StatesAmericas United StatesAmericas Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News January 29, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for federal investigation into newspaper editor’s murder June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en A year and a half after Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey was gunned down in Oakland, California, on 2 August 2007, his murder is still unpunished. Reporters Without Borders is calling for the FBI, which already conducted a probe into irregularities and negligence at the Oakland police department, to take over the investigation into the Bailey murder. June 7, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Reporters Without Borders wrote today to the new US attorney general, Eric Holder, calling for the federal government to take over the investigation into the fatal shooting of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey. A year and a half after Bailey was gunned down in Oakland, California, on 2 August 2007, his murder is still unpunished.Alleged incompetence and wrongdoing by the Oakland police department have already been the subject of several recent investigations, including a wide-ranging FBI probe into many of the department’s high-profile problems such as its handling on the Bailey murder. “The police investigation into this brutal murder has been unsatisfactory in that the evidence recorded by the police and uncovered by investigative reporters suggests that the person accused of the murder is being used as a scapegoat by the perpetrator(s) and/or mastermind(s),” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard and Washington DC director Lucie Morillon wrote. “It also suggests that local police officials may be protecting those responsible for Mr. Bailey’s death,” the letter continued. “The Chauncey Bailey Project, a cooperative effort between San Francisco Bay area journalists investigating his death, also recently revealed that a delay in an Oakland police raid on a local business, Your Black Muslim Bakery, may have cost Mr. Bailey his life.”The letter acknowledged that California attorney general Jerry Brown took a “positive step” when ordering an investigation into how the case was handled by the Oakland police. But it pointed out that, “Mr. Brown may be found to have a conflict of interest in that, when Oakland’s mayor, he was in charge of the police department he is now investigating.” The Reporters Without Borders letter also noted that Oakland police chief Wayne Tucker decided to stand down just before city council leaders prepared to call for a vote of no confidence. Announcing his resignation on 27 January, Tucker acknowledged that “mistakes” were made in the Bailey investigation. “For all these reasons, we petition you to intervene, to conduct an independent investigation, and to prosecute those responsible for the murder of Chauncey Bailey,” Reporters Without Borders said in its letter, reaffirming the organisation’s support for the Chauncey Bailey Project and the journalists working on the case. (http://www.chaunceybaileyproject.org)Bailey was murdered while looking into alleged financial mismanagement at Your Black Muslim Bakery, a network of community bakeries and services directed by Yusuf Bey IV. Your Black Muslim Bakery is also suspected of involvement in criminal activity and may have benefited from the protection of several local police officers. By investigating the bakery, Bailey was just doing his job as a journalist, which is to inform the public and expose misconduct, thereby contributing to a system of checks and balances essential to democracy. Evidence is mounting against Bey in connection with the Bailey murder, but he still has not been formally charged with any crime. A Your Black Muslim Bakery employee, Devaughndre Broussard, has been charged with carrying out the shooting and is due to appear in court tomorrow to have a trial date set. He originally confessed to the shooting but retracted, saying he had been pressured by Your Black Muslim Bakery’s management to make a false confession. News to go further April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Statement of the International Press Freedom Mission

first_img Organisation January 13, 2021 Find out more Safety issues are more important than at any stage in the last 18 months and there are numerous examples of journalists being killed, arrested, assaulted, kidnapped, denounced as traitors or receiving death threats. LTTE, security forces and paramilitary groups have all been accused of carrying out such press freedom violations. Once again, it is the Tamil media in the north and east that confront the major part of these problems, although there have been increasing instances in Colombo. The International Mission wishes to emphasise its commitment to the Sri Lankan media and affirms that it will continue to closely monitor attacks on the media and violations of media freedom by all parties. The mission also sought meetings with the President of Sri Lanka, the Inspector-General of Police and Army officials. International Federation of JournalistsInternational Media SupportInternational Press InstituteReporters Without BordersSouth Asia Media Commission 22 June 2007 The International Mission found that the pressures on the media have multiplied over the recent months with increasing fears for the safety of journalists, especially those operating in the embattled North and East. In Jaffna peninsula, dozens of journalists have been forced to stop working for fear of their safety. The freedom of expression environment is deteriorating, causing widespread self-censorship and undermining the existence of independent sources of information. During this Mission, the delegation met with persons and institutions representing a broad spectrum of opinion on the current media, including journalists, editors, media executives, legal experts, Government representatives, human rights commission representatives, religious leaders, members of political parties, the security forces and the international community. Members of the mission travelled to the northern town of Jaffna and the eastern town of Ampara for meetings with media practitioners, security officials and local authorities. Despite official commitments given to the Mission in last October, there appears to be a complete lack of progress in the investigations of cases of murdered and attacked journalists. According to our records, no suspect in such attacks has been taken to court since the current President came to office. There have also been numerous verbal attacks against the media, including by Government Ministers, jeopardizing the safety of media workers and their families. Regarding the Emergency Regulations promulgated in December 2006, the Mission found that these have led to widespread apprehension in the media, because of their over-broad provisions, which seem to criminalise independent news reporting. By extending the scope of criminal liability to executive officers of corporate bodies, the Regulations create multiple internal obstacles to the pursuit of news by media organisations. Restrictions on access to the conflict areas by the security forces and the LTTE make it extremely difficult for the national and international media to report on military operations and the fate of civilians. Moreover, local media workers are restricted in their movements by a discriminatory system of accreditation. “…An open, diverse and pluralistic media environment, in which media practitioners can report safely and independently in accordance with the Government’s obligations under the country’s constitution, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and other applicable international standards.” Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Above all, the Mission reaffirms the support of the international media community to the struggle of their Sri Lankan colleagues for a secure and transparent media environment, which is a vital part of the safeguards for the public right to information. Observations Recommendations During the mission in October, we received a commitment from the Government that cases of murdered media workers would be properly investigated with the intention of clearly demonstrating that there is no impunity. However, we saw little to demonstrate that action has been taken, although we welcome the recent appointment of a special police unit to investigate threats and disappearances The most recent violations occurred in April when Subash Chandraboas of the Tamil monthly Nilram and Selvarajah Rajivarman of the Tamil Uthayan newspaper were murdered in Government controlled areas. This brought to eleven, the number of media workers killed since August 2005, apart from another journalist who has been abducted and is still missing. June 24, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Statement of the International Press Freedom Mission The purpose of the return Mission was to assess the current Sri Lankan media environment, as well as review the other observations and recommendations contained in the October 2006 statement. News Members of Government have endangered the lives of media workers by insulting them or applying other invectives. The Health Minister called the media “rabid,” while other Ministers and the Defence Secretary, have insulted and openly threatened media workers. · HALT all threats, harassment, abductions and attacks against media workers and outlets currently being perpetrated by all parties to the conflict, but in particular on, but not limited to, the Tamil language media; During the first mission in October 2006, the International Mission issued a statement and report, “Struggle for survival”, calling for: · CEASE using informal means, such as the direct call to newsrooms and editorial offices, to influence media coverage and editorial line; The International Mission’s findings were set out in the January 2007 report titled, “Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Sri Lanka: Struggle for Survival”, which concluded the media, particularly the Tamil media, was under heavy and sustained attack, with a serious deterioration in the security situation including threats, abductions and attacks committed by all parties to the conflict, and particularly by paramilitary and militia groups. The increasing hostility of the authorities towards the media and the willingness of individual Ministers to verbally attack journalists for their perceived failings is encouraging a climate of self-censorship, which is damaging the free flow of information in Sri Lanka. Findings Related to Censorship Findings Related to Safety July 29, 2020 Find out more · UNDERTAKE complete, transparent and timely investigations into the murder of media workers and death threats issued against media workers and their families, with an end to impunity for these acts. These investigations must include the recent murders of Subash Chandraboas and Selvarajah Rajivarman; · DEVOTE its special attention to the safety of media workers in the conflict affected areas, where ten of the eleven murders have occurred; Follow the news on Sri Lanka News RSF_en The mission encountered instances of the Government using the Inland Revenue authorities to raid media organisations, when there were clearly other means to pursue legitimate investigations of suspected tax offences. Moreover, in another legal action that seemed to be directed by the Government, the courts froze the bank accounts of the Sinhala Mawbima and the Sunday Standard newspapers. As a result of the legal action, and the resulting financial constraints, the Standard Newspaper Group closed the two newspapers. In addition, the International Mission calls on the Government, security forces, LTTE, political parties, paramilitary and militia groups, and media community, where applicable, to also offer clear undertakings on the following: · DESIST from the dangerous and irresponsible practice of publicly vilifying media workers in a manner likely to endanger their lives and those of their families and invite the authorities, political parties and community leaders to demonstrate a clear and unambiguous rejection of the targeting of media workers and outlets by incitement and language likely to excite hostility; Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists · AMEND OR REVOKE all Sri Lankan legislation, regulations, and powers, particularly the emergency regulations of August 2005 and the Prevention of Terrorism and Specified Terrorist Activities Regulations of December 2006, the Official Secrets Act, Press Council Laws, and broadcasting laws that fail to meet international standards on press freedom and freedom of expression. . FACILITATE the presence in Sri Lanka of a civilian United Nations human rights monitoring mission. Background · REFRAIN from all interference in editorial independence including the use of economic or legal sanctions, such as restrictions on newsprint, the indiscriminate use of search and seizure powers by the tax authorities, or the freezing of assets, to interfere in the publication of a newspaper; One journalist was held for over 90 days before being released by the courts. The authorities have also arrested a newspaper executive and an editor was fired from a state-owned newspaper.. The International Mission also found restrictions on the free flow of information in the North and East, rendering local communities vulnerable to rumours and language exciting hostility. In addition, the International Mission found that censorship was in force, largely through indirect means. In Jaffna, the Government has restricted the passage of newsprint and ink to the city’s Tamil media, while blaming this on transport restrictions to the peninsula. Recently the leading Tamil information website, Tamilnet.com, has been blocked by Sri Lanka ISPs. Sri LankaAsia – Pacific to go further Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information In monitoring the on-going situation, the International Mission will raise all attacks and violations at the appropriate national and international fora, as well as continue to support press freedom and to enhance safety for the media on the ground The International Mission strongly believes that the recommendations made in October 2006 remain as valid today as they were half a year ago and it includes them in the present statement (see attached) in the firm hope that it will encourage all parties in Sri Lanka to uphold these recommendations. In the LTTE controlled areas freedom of expression and freedom of movement continue to be heavily restricted preventing access to information and the representation of diverse opinions. Purpose of the Return Mission Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Receive email alerts In October 2006 a high-level delegation of the International Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression Mission to Sri Lanka, which is comprised of twelve international press freedom and media development organisations, undertook a fact-finding and advocacy mission to Sri Lanka to assess the media situation in the country and the impact of the escalation in fighting between the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on the media. In order to follow-up on these findings, the International Mission returned to Sri Lanka from 17 to 23 June. The delegation comprised of the International Federation of Journalists, International Media Support, the International Press Institute, the South Asia Media Commission and Reporters Without Borders. As a matter of urgency, this International Mission urges the President and the Government of Sri Lanka to: News News July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick City and County Council Chief Executive calls on Limerick people…

first_imgNewsCommunityHealthLimerick City and County Council Chief Executive calls on Limerick people to practice social distancingBy Cian Reinhardt – March 16, 2020 378 Dr Pat Daly, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Economic Development, Limerick City and County Council. Photo: Cian ReinhardtThe Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council is urging all citizens in Limerick to practice social distancing to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus).Social distancing means less contact between you and other people.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up As part of practicing social distancing, Limerick City and County Council is:Closing all Council-run Playgrounds across the city and county [Parks will remain open]Closing SkateparksCalling on committees to close all community-run playgroundsAskeaton Pool and Leisure Centre and Grove Island Leisure Centre are also closed.These measures will lessen the number of locations where people can congregate and potentially spread the virus.Limerick City and County Council is asking that members of the public contact the Council via the telephone on 061 556000, on email [email protected] or through our online portal MyLimerick via Limerick.ie.Dr Pat Daly, Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council said all of the measures introduced are “for the health and safety of the people of Limerick and the staff of Limerick City and County Council”.“The situation is evolving all the time,” he said, adding, “but one of the main constant messages from the health experts is to practice social distancing.”“Social distancing is important because Covid-19 is most likely to spread from person-to-person through direct close contact with a person who has the virus or has the symptoms, touching objects or surfaces (such as door handles or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from a person with a confirmed infection, and then touching your mouth or face. So, the more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread.”“I am encouraging everyone to follow this guidance and we can all work to minimise the effect it is having on our society.” TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? WhatsApp Twitter Email Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Printcenter_img Previous articleOnline application for job seekers benefitsNext articleBilly Lee “A common sense approach is the best way forward” Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Advertisement TAGSCommunityhealthIrelandIrishLimerick City and CountyNews last_img read more

CLINICAL & TEACHING PHYSICIAN – UW HEALTH YAHARA CLINIC

first_imgFull or Part Time: 50% – 100% The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuringeligibility for employment in the United States on or before theeffective date of the appointment.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. MD or DOFamily Medicine 230074-AS Duties will include provision of clinical care of patients,maternity care if applicable, and clinical teaching/supervision ofmedical students and other learners. Participation in clinicalfaculty call schedule (phone call only), OB call if applicable,nursing home visits, departmental meetings, and performingadministrative duties as necessary in the position. This positionmay also have the opportunity to work on collaborative initiativeswith other parts of UW Health.The preferred candidate will either have experience teaching andworking with a diverse population or will welcome a commitment toteaching and working with a diverse population. APRIL 01, 2021 The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ The UW Health Yahara Clinic is interested in a Family Medicinephysician to provide the full spectrum of family medicine skillsand patient care; maternity care (OB) and newborn roundingoptional. This position will also be involved in clinical teachingof medical students and other learners. Official Title: Employment Class: Contact: Wisconsin medical licensure required prior to start date.Certification by or eligible for certification by American Board ofFamily Medicine. License or Certificate: Successful completion of a fully accredited Family MedicineResidency Program. CLINICAL PROFESSOR(D51NN) or CLINICAL ASSOC PROF(D52NN) or CLINICALASST PROF(D53NN) Institutional Statement on Diversity: Instructions to Applicants: Work Type: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Appointment Type, Duration:center_img Ongoing/Renewable The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Principal Duties: Salary: Position Summary: Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal tobe considered as a candidate. You will be asked to upload a CV,personal statement/cover letter, and you will need to providereferences during the application process. The hiring unit willnotify all finalists prior to any communication with thesereferences.The deadline for assuring full consideration is February 1, 2021,however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. A532000-MEDICAL SCHOOL/FAMILY MED/FAMILY MED Degree and Area of Specialization: Additional Information: Department(s): Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Sheena [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Anticipated Begin Date: Academic Staff-Renewable NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Job no: 230074-ASWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/FAMILY MED/FAMILY MEDLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services Job Number: Applications Open: Dec 29 2020 Central Standard TimeApplications Close:last_img read more

Chinese ‘Tiger Mothers’ paying thousands

first_imgChinese parents are reportedly paying hundreds of thousands of pounds to education consultants in attempts to win their children places at top UK schools and universities.The companies offer academic tuition and a “tailor-made service” designed to up the applicants’ chances.This also includes lessons in “Britishness”. Prospective students are taught about British culture, including rugby, how to talk about the weather and even how to understand a British sense of humour. There are reports that the students get taken to British-style pubs in China to watch rugby fixtures. Classes designed to boost pupils’ confidence for university interviews, such as drama classes, are also held.A spokesperson from Oxford University stated, “Recruitment and selection of students (at both undergraduate and postgraduate level) is based purely on merit. Academic aptitude, not ‘Britishness,’ is the most important quality admissions tutors look for in any applicant”.last_img read more