East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) 2006 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2006 presentation For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug)  2006 presentation Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages for local consumption in Uganda. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

MPs praised for their voluntary work

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has announced the nine more MPs have completed their MP Secondment Scheme. The MPs, who have each spent 10 days working in the voluntary sector, were presented with a certificate by the Speaker of the House of Commons. Read MPs awarded for their charitable work at NCVO. Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 March 2001 | News MPs praised for their voluntary work 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. read more

National Lottery Community Fund reopens regular funding programmes

first_img  215 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding National Lottery Howard Lake | 8 December 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Continue to deliver activity – whether the community needs crisis response, recovery or business as usual activity.Change and adapt, becoming more resilient to respond to new and future challenges.These programmes were previously on hold while The Community Fund focused on providing emergency funding in response to the coronavirus crisis. The organisation has now announced that the short-term emergency phase of funding is coming to an end.The Community Fund emphasised that it will continue to support people and communities that are most adversely impacted by the crisis. It said that it will be flexible and responsive to the needs of communities and the organisations supporting them.Applications for all three programmes are accepted on an ongoing basis. Interested organisations should apply to The National Lottery Community Fund.MORE:First grants from National Lottery-funded Climate Action Fund announced (17th August 2020)National Lottery Community Fund commits £1.4m to development of new black and ethnic minority-led fund (6th August 2020)National Lottery Community Fund to distribute £45m to vulnerable communities through five partnerships (13th July 2020)center_img National Lottery Community Fund reopens regular funding programmes The National Lottery Community Fund has reopened applications for some of its regular funding programmes for England. These are:National Lottery Awards for AllReaching CommunitiesPartnershipsThe aim of the programmes is to “support communities to thrive” by funding activities that:Build strong relationships in and across communities.Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities.Help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.According to The Community Fund, organisations can apply for funding to: Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Solidarity sparks school bus driver victory

first_imgPublic school bus drivers in Seattle’s Teamsters Local 174 celebrate their contract victory over First Student corporation.Seattle, Wash., public school bus drivers were ecstatic on Feb. 10 after winning a new advanced contract following a nine-day strike.The workers overcame years of being stonewalled by their bosses at First Student Inc., who refused them any kind of decent healthcare plan or retirement.  First Student, a giant school bus monopoly with friends in the Seattle School District leadership, was forced to buckle after a districtwide solidarity walkout on Feb. 7 by 5,000 Seattle school teachers.The drivers, members of Teamsters Local 174, voted 97 percent for their new contract. The healthcare and retirement plans they had before the strike were woefully inadequate. Under the new contract, they have a new comprehensive healthcare plan, affordable for families. They also have a greatly improved pension plan.“This is life changing,” said Teamsters driver Olivia Moore, who has been struggling with cancer with no health insurance. “This is what we have been fighting for. I can go to the doctor. I can retire someday. I can’t even tell you how much that means.”(teamsters174.net)The company had promised the Teamsters that a new improved contract would be negotiated once First Students’ $27 million bus contract with Seattle Public Schools was approved. That promise was made in summer 2017. Months went by without any significantly improved healthcare or retirement plan being offered.The Teamsters held a one-day bus strike on Nov. 29 to warn First Student and let everyone in the district know they were ready to strike.The bus drivers went on strike on Feb. 1. This was the second school bus strike against the company in a month, with one also held in the Pasadena/Glendale/Alhambra, California, area.In Seattle spirited picket lines were up at both of First Students’ bus lots. The company’s efforts to get drivers to cross picket lines didn’t work, either for picking up students or making a dent in the strike. Drivers were offered eight hours’ guaranteed pay per day to cross the line, though they usually work five hours, as well as $50 a day and lunch.It quickly became clear that drivers were going to gain much more by striking than by scabbing.Then, just when many thought the strike would be an extended action, the school teachers showed solidarity. On Feb. 7, the 5,000 teachers of the Seattle Education Association (SEA) walked out at mid-day, before their required afternoon training sessions. They flooded the Teamsters’ picket lines with hundreds of teachers in both the north and south bus lots.Both unions see themselves as partners in student education and in labor solidarity. Teachers also picketed in the community, at a crossroads in front of Franklin High School. There Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant joined pickets and criticized the school district while addressing the media.Back in October, the school district had threatened to fine First Student $1.2 million a day in damages for any strike it caused.  But Sawant said the district hasn’t followed through with that demand.The teachers’ solidarity on Feb. 7 was the turning point in the strike. First Student had stopped negotiating. By the very next day, the company and union were in “marathon” negotiations, and a contract was agreed to a day later, on Feb. 9.During the strike, many unionists, parents with children and community groups came to the bus drivers’ lines in solidarity. At least two bus drivers’ unions sent resolutions in solidarity with Teamsters 174. These came from the San Francisco school bus drivers, Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Local 1741, and the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, United Steelworkers Local 8751, which also made a monetary contribution.This strike was a great struggle waged by low-paid workers, many of them women and workers of color, in a wealthy city. Seattle has 65 giant construction cranes up downtown, more than any city in the country. (Seattle Times,  July 11, 2017)  Last year the rise in Seattle housing prices was the fourth fastest in the U.S.Workers face havoc in their lives, including rising rents and mass evictions. There is an exodus of workers from Seattle, and many bus drivers have to live outside the city. This gentrification goes hand in hand with anti-labor attacks and demands by the bosses for megaprofits. Meanwhile, the necessities of life for the working-class majority are ignored.The Seattle school bus drivers’ strike by Teamsters Local 174 has national importance, opening up a path of united labor struggle by the working class in solidarity against the corporate monopolies.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Thailand

first_img News to go further Help by sharing this information Organisation Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Thai authorities strictly control the dissemination of information on the Internet under the pretext of protecting the King and the royal family. This censorship affects thousands of Web pages and has turned into a political tool. A dozen Internet users are currently being prosecuted for the crime of lèse-majesté.The King: A taboo topicIt can be dangerous to discuss the King and the royal family in Thailand. Anyone who dares to do so will inevitably find himself accused of “lèse-majesté.” Article 112 of the Thai Penal Code provides for jail terms of three to fifteen years for anyone who “defames, insults or threatens the king, the queen, the heir to the throne or the Regent.”The Internet is controlled and monitored by the Thai Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT), which blocks websites deemed to be offensive, particularly those which fall under the “lèse-majesté” charge. However, since this crime constitutes – according to the authorities – an offense against national security, the army as well as the police are involved. In January 2010, the Thai Defense Minister ordered all military units to monitor and contain any “subversive” action against the monarchy; whether taking place online or during political demonstrations.MICT data shows that 16,944 URLs were blocked in July 2009. Close to 11,000 constituted a threat to national security, 5,872 allegedly contained socially or culturally inappropriate content, and 72 adversely affect the country’s economy. Although 71 news sites sympathetic to the so-called “red-shirt” political activists were unblocked in April 2009, certain Internet service providers rendered the Freedom against Censorship in Thailand (FACT) organization’s website inaccessible in the country.YouTube is still blocking or removing videos deemed disrespectful of the King. In August 2007, the Thai government lifted a four month-old ban against accessing the video portal, once it received YouTube’s assurance that the clips offending the King would no longer reside on the site.Moreover, the 2007 Computer Crime Act vests authorities with the power to verify Internet users’ personal data without the need for a court order.Finally, denunciations are encouraged. Some individuals are voluntarily monitoring the media and the Internet to report any “inappropriate” content to the Cultural Surveillance Department. It is thought that close to 1.3 million people have already collaborated voluntarily with the censors. Internet users can report any website believed guilty of a “lèse-majesté” crime. All they need do is dial 1111 – the number of the Prime Minister’s cabinet.A dozen Internet users caught in a vicious judicial circleOne netizen is currently behind bars. Blogger Suwicha Thakor was sentenced on April 3, 2009 to ten years in prison for a “lèse-majesté” crime, despite the lack of evidence against him. Neither a politician nor a militant, Suwicha Thakor claims that he never criticized the King. He was arrested in January 2009 by the Department of Special Investigations (DSI) while staying at the home of friends in the country. His computer’s IP address showed that his domicile might match the location from which content deemed defamatory to the King and his staff was posted.At least a dozen Internet users are being prosecuted for the crime of “lèse majesté,” including: Jonathan Head, British BBC correspondent in Southeast Asia, Giles Ji Ungpakorn, Professor of Political Science and two bloggers, Nat Sattayapornpisut and Praya Pichai. As for Tasaparn Rattawongsa, a Thon Buri Hospital doctor, Somchets Ittiworakul, Theeranan Wipuchan, a former UBS Securities Group executive, and Katha Pajajiriyapong, KT ZMICO brokerage house employee, they all charged with having violated Section 14 of the 2007 Computer Crime Act by posting online “false information endangering national security.” The Web users had laid the blame for the decline in the Bangkok Stock Exchange on the poor state of health of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who had been hospitalized since September 2009.This proliferation of prosecutions is also meant to intimidate other Internet users inclined to criticize the King and induce them to rely on self-censorship. While other netizens have been briefly arrested or interrogated, but it is difficult to quantify their exact number, because many cases are not being publicized for fear of reprisals. A few cases of Thai surfers based in foreign countries, harassed for having mentioned the kingship online, have been brought to Reporters Without Borders’ attention.Censorship as a tool for political controlKing Bhumibol Adulyadej is revered by the Thai population, who consider him to be the guarantor of national unity for a country prone to changes of government. He himself stated on December 5, 2005, on the occasion of his birthday: “In reality I am not above criticism…for if you say the king cannot be criticized, it means the king is not human.”The King’s state of health is causing serious concern. The media are practically not mentioning the subject, choosing self-censorship for fear of being accused of “lèse-majesté,” but everyone is thinking about it. The Economist magazine was banned in the country in January 2009 following publication of an article criticizing the fact that resorting to talk of “lèse-majesté” allows the country to avoid necessary debate on the King’s succession and the Thailand’s political future.Lèse-majesté seems to be an anachronic law, and Thailand is one of the last countries on the globe to enforce it. However, it is more timely than ever in that the government’s executive branch uses it as a tool to crack down on political dissent. The various governments – including Vejjajiva’s – have been bolstering Internet filtering efforts since the 2006 coup, relying more and more often on accusations of “lèse-majesté” against their critics..The majority of the population does not contest this law. However, on a global level, the authorities are on the defensive. A “campaign to educate foreigners about the crime of lèse majesté” was launched in January 2009. The international community must keep exerting pressure on a country that wants to maintain the positive image that the tourism industry is cultivating.In January 2010, the Thai government announced that it intended to set up a committee to examine accusations of “lèse-majesté” in order to prevent “abuses.” If these efforts do not produce improvements in the near future, Thailand is in grave danger of toppling from the “Countries under surveillance” category into that of “Enemies of the Internet.” Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar August 21, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Thailand News RSF_en center_img ThailandAsia – Pacific May 12, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Thailand June 12, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years News Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

Call for release of Vietnamese prisoners of conscience before Olympic torch relay in Ho Chi Minh City

first_img News In the runup to the Olympic torch relay on 29 April in Ho Chi Minh City, the Vietnamese authorities have arrested a blogger who took part in protests against China’s human rights violations and its South China Sea policy. Reporters Without Borders calls on the Vietnamese government to release imprisoned journalists and cyber-dissidents. April 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Vietnam April 27, 2021 Find out more Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Help by sharing this information News Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison VietnamAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Organisation VietnamAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders called today for the release of all journalists and cyber-dissidents in Vietnam after a leading Vietnamese blogger was arrested on 19 April for taking part in protests against China. The Olympic torch is due to arrive on 29 April in Ho Chi Minh City, in southern Vietnam, after being borne through the streets of the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.”When the Olympic torch relay takes place in Ho Chi Minh City, the Vietnamese government should release all prisoners of conscience and implement the Olympic Charter, which defends human dignity,” Reporters Without Borders said.Many pro-freedom initiatives and independent media have emerged since the launch of the Bloc 8406 pro-democracy movement in April 2006. It was declared illegal by the government in October 2006 and since then the security services have constantly hounded its leading members. Several dozen have been arrested, including nine journalists and cyber-dissidents.Opposition party members Huynh Nguyen Dao, Le Nguyen Sang and Nguyen Bac Truyen have been sentenced to jail terms of three, four and two years respectively on charges of “propaganda hostile to the government” in what they posted online. Lawyers Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thi Cong Nhan have been sentenced to four and three years in prison respectively.Catholic priest Nguyen Van Ly, one of the chief editors of the Hue-based underground magazine Tu do Ngôn luan (Free Expression), was arrested in February 2007 and, after a summary trial, was given a long jail sentence for “propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.”Less than a month ago, a court in Vinh Thuan (in the southern province of Kien Giang) sentenced independent journalist Truong Minh Duc to five years in prison under article 258 of the Vietnamese criminal code.Biggest crackdown since 2002Several Vietnamese have been arrested in the run-up to the torch relay for demonstrating against human rights violations in China and Chinese policy towards the South China sea, where China and Vietnam dispute the sovereignty of the Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands.Overseas Vietnamese websites have reported that the official Chinese torch relay website shows these two archipelagos as being part of the People’s Republic of China.The blogger arrested on 19 April in the southern city of Dalat was independent journalist Nguyen Hoang Hai, who is better known by his blogging pseudonym of Dieu Cay. He had participated in protests against Chinese policy in Ho Chi Minh City earlier this year and was being closely watched by police, who had threatened to let Chinese agents kill him.According to a Vietnamese government website, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung called on 20 April for “absolute security” during the Olympic torch relay in Ho Chi Minh City and warned against “hostile forces” that were always ready to disturb the peace. April 22, 2021 Find out more News to go further RSF_en News RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang April 22, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of Vietnamese prisoners of conscience before Olympic torch relay in Ho Chi Minh Citylast_img read more

At least 59 journalists arrested in three days

first_img June 8, 2020 Find out more Organisation Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill NepalAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of at least 59 journalists since 5 April during press freedom demonstrations that were obstructed by police in Kathmandu and other towns. It called on home minister Kamal Thapa to release the journalists still in jail, stop reprisals against the protesters and keep his promises to defend press freedom. to go further News Help by sharing this information The organisation said the minister recently told the International Press Freedom Mission (of 15 international bodies, including Reporters Without Borders) that journalists would not be arrested or beaten during demonstrations. Thirteen journalists were arrested on 5 April in front of the International Convention Centre in Kathmandu while demonstrating with members of the Professional Alliance for Peace and Democracy (PAPAD), which had organised the peaceful protest against the government’s 31 March ban on demonstrations. Among those detained were Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) president Bishnu Nishturi, secretary-general Mahendra Bista and committee member Binod Pahari. The president of the South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA), Gopal Thapaliya, was injured by police and taken to hospital. The others arrested were held at the Ward police station and then taken to the Bhrikutimandap Police Club.A second demonstration was mounted by the FNJ a few hours later during which 24 journalists, including FNJ vice-president Shiva Gaunle, treasurer Hemanta Kafle and Kanak Dixit, editor of the magazine Himal South Asia, were arrested and held at Janasewa police station. The protesters shouted slogans against government censorship of the media. All 37 were freed later in the day, as well as the other 40 demonstrators.Protests against the arrests occurred the next day in other towns, including Birgunj (Parsa district), where at least a dozen journalists were arrested. In the eastern town of Ilam, four were arrested while reporting on pro-democracy demonstrations by the country’s seven main political parties. They were freed several hours later.Ten journalists were arrested in different parts of the country on 7 April during demonstrations or while they were reporting and have not yet been released. Madhav Basnet, correspondent for Dristi Weekly, was beaten by police in Kathmandu while covering pro-democracy meetings.A vehicle belonging to the Himalayan Times was attacked in Bhaktapour on 6 April and other media vehicles were attacked. NepalAsia – Pacific center_img Police have arrested about 60 journalists, including magazine editor Kanak Dixit (photo), during press freedom and pro-democracy demonstrations since 5 April. The journalists want the right to freely inform the public about events in the country. April 7, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 At least 59 journalists arrested in three days Follow the news on Nepal Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage May 17, 2019 Find out more RSF_en May 29, 2019 Find out more News Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

WSIS media and human rights caucuses protest exclusion of Reporters Without Borders

first_img The human rights and media caucuses of groups represented at the World Summit on the Information Society announced on 19 September their support for Reporters Without Borders, which has been banned from the Summit. Here is the joint communiqué put out by the two caucuses:”The media and human rights in the information society caucuses, present in Geneva for PrepCom 3 of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) express their astonishment and consternation over the communication by the Executive Director of the Summit to Reporters Without Borders of the refusal to allow the press freedom organization to participate in this meeting and the Summit.The procedural reason given should not override the principle at thecore of the Summit : an Information and Communication Society should have as its basis the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, notably freedom of expression and freedom of the press.We strongly urge the Summit’s Executive Secretariat to abrogateimmediately its administrative decision to exclude Reporters Without Borders from the work of the WSIS.Failing that, the image of the WSIS and of the UN system could only be tarnished as to their attachement to freedom of expression and its determination to include civil society in its deliberations”.The human rights and media caucuses. 18 September 2003. The human rights and media caucuses of groups represented at the World Summit on the Information Society announced on 19 September their support for Reporters Without Borders, which has been banned from the Summit. RSF_en Help by sharing this information News September 23, 2003 – Updated on January 25, 2016 WSIS media and human rights caucuses protest exclusion of Reporters Without Borders Organisation last_img read more

Fourth Count – Donegal South West

first_imgNewsx Adverts Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – February 26, 2011 Distribution of Mc Brearty and Mc Cahill’s votesMary Coughlan            FF      +396         5259     ELIMINATEDDinny Mc Ginley     FG           +1300     10,587Brian O’Domhnaill    FF          +488         5724Thomas Pringle         Ind         +1775     9139Mary Coughlan eliminated – her 5655 votes now being distributed Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Previous articleFourth Count – Donegal North EastNext articleTanaiste loses seat in Donegal SW News Highland Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Fourth Count – Donegal South West RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more