Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited ( HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited is an investment holding company with 60% controlling interest in Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KLB) and Botswana Breweries (Pty) Limited. Kgalagadi Breweries produces lager beers, traditional beers, bottled water and soft drinks under license. The brewery has four traditional beer breweries, a clear beer brewery, a sparkling soft drinks production plant and six sales and distribution centres in Botswana. SABMiller has a 40% stake in Kgalagadi Breweries and has management control over the operation; offering manufacturing and technical expertise, brand building and distribution expertise. Botswana Breweries produces traditional opaque beer made from sorghum and maize under the brand names Chibuku and Phafana. The Botswana Development Corporation has a 25.6% shareholding in Sechaba Breweries Holdings Limited.last_img read more

Tripple Gee and Company Plc ( 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgTripple Gee and Company Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Tripple Gee and Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tripple Gee and Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tripple Gee and Company Plc (  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileTripple Gee & Company Plc manufactures and sells paper and packaging products in Nigeria and specialising in printing financial instruments and security documents. The company services the banking, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors as well as government regulatory bodies. Security documents include MICR encoded and personalised cheques, dividend warrants, share certificates, ballot papers and election stationary as well as licenses and permits, customs revenue collection forms and receipts, statement of accounts, utility bills and pension contributions. Tripple Gee & Company Plc also offers packaging and labeling products which includes pharmaceutical labels, anti-counterfeit labels and packaging labels such as printed nylon, BOPP, PVC and shrink packaging products. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Tripple Gee & Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cheap British stocks: the FTSE 100 is trading at a discount but can it bounce back?

first_imgCheap British stocks: the FTSE 100 is trading at a discount but can it bounce back? James J. McCombie | Wednesday, 17th February, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Image source: Getty Images James J. McCombie owns shares of BP. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.center_img There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! See all posts by James J. McCombie 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. There are good reasons to think that UK stocks might be cheap right now. First, the referendum of 2016 set Brexit in motion. The nature of the UK’s relationship with its biggest trading partner was uncertain from that point forward. Markets do not like uncertainty. Second, the coronavirus pandemic crashed markets around the world, including the UK ones, last year. The FTSE 250 is almost back to its pre-crash highs, but the FTSE 100 is still nearly a 1,000 points away.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…Sources: Yahoo Finance and author’s own calculationsThe UK has now left the EU with a trade deal. Some details still need to be worked out, particularly for the financial sector, but uncertainty has diminished. The UK is doing an excellent job at vaccinating its population, and a route out of the pandemic is opening up. Yet, the FTSE 100 is below where it was in March 2016. Indexes like the French CAC 40, the German DAX, and the Japanese Nikkei 225 sit higher now than five years ago.Growth and valueCompared to other indexes, the FTSE 100 looks cheap and potentially primed to recover strongly as the UK transitions back to something approaching normality. And normality is what the FTSE 100 needs. Financial, travel, and oil stocks make up a good chunk of the FTSE 100’s total market capitalisation.Oil prices collapsed last year, and although they have recovered, climate change concerns still weigh heavily on the share prices of oil majors, like BP and Shell. Financial stocks, like banks and insurers, have been dealing with low-interest rates and squeezed margins for some time. Moreover, insurance claims and default on loans spiked during the crisis, putting pressure on financial stock prices. Travel and tourism collapsed last year, leaving planes grounded and rooms empty, which rocked the prices of airline and hotel stocks.The S&P 500, compared to the FTSE 100, is dominated by tech and Internet stocks. These saw benefits from people getting more things done online, and people could no longer freely meet or move around. The CAC 40 and the DAX also suffered compared to the US index because they have similar shortcomings as the FTSE 100. Growth stocks have had a wild run since March 2020, taking the S&P 500 to new heights. Value stocks, on the other hand, have suffered and acted like anchors on the price of the CAC 40, DAX, and in particular the FTSE 100.Cheap British stocksUK stocks certainly look cheap when compared to other indexes. The FTSE 100 appears to have been trading at a discount to other major indexes since the middle of 2017. The FTSE 250 started underperforming on a relative basis before its larger counterpart, reflecting its greater exposure to a potentially messy Brexit. FTSE 250 companies derive a larger share of their revenue domestically, and a no-deal Brexit would have hit them harder. For the FTSE 250, a positive Brexit result should be positive, as would the UK coming out of lockdown permanently. FTSE 100 companies tend to get the bulk of their revenues internationally. An end to the global pandemic should be a boon for these stocks.What the UK markets need is a shift away from growth stocks and towards value ones. This will require a change in sentiment, which in turn requires the world economy to heat up. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying HSBC shares. Should I buy too?

first_img One stock that’s been popular with retail investors lately is FTSE 100 banking giant HSBC (LSE: HSBA). Last week, HSBC was the second most purchased stock on Hargreaves Lansdown.Should I buy its shares for my own portfolio? Let’s take a look at the investment case.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…HSBC shares: the bull caseI can see why investors like HSBC shares right now. For starters, business conditions for banks are improving rapidly now that the global economy is rebounding from Covid-19.This is illustrated in HSBC’s recent Q1 2021 results. For the period, the bank reported expected credit losses and other credit impairment charges (ECL) of negative $0.4bn (no losses) compared with a charge of $3bn in the same period last year. The group said it expects the full-year ECL charges for 2021 to be “materially lower” than in 2020, due to the improved economic outlook.Meanwhile, HSBC’s reported profit before tax was up 79% to $5.8bn for the period. During the quarter, all regions were profitable. “The economic outlook has improved, giving us increasing confidence in our revenue growth plans,” it said.Secondly, we are seeing a lot of money flow into ‘cyclical’ areas of the stock market, such as financial stocks, now that the economy is in recovery mode. This can be seen in HSBC’s share price. Since 9 November, when Pzifer announced it had developed a Covid-19 vaccine, the bank’s share price has climbed from around 340p to 450p. This trend probably has a way to go. In the near term, I think HSBC’s share price could continue to rise.These factors could hurt HSBC’s share priceBut I do have some reservations about HSBC shares. One is that, while we’re likely to see interest rates rise at some point in the not-too-distant future, I think rates will remain low on a relative basis.This is likely to impact HSBC’s profitability, as banks generate a large proportion of their income from the spread between borrowing and lending rates (which is compressed when rates are lower). This spread is known as the ‘net interest margin’ (NIM). In Q1, HSBC reported a NIM of 1.21%, down 33 basis points from Q1 2020.Secondly, there’s dividend uncertainty here. In its latest quarterly results, HSBC didn’t declare a dividend (despite the fact it declared a small one in February for 2020).In relation to the dividend, HSBC said: “We do not intend to pay quarterly dividends during 2021. The group will consider whether to announce an interim dividend at our 2021 half-year results in August.” Future dividends are likely to depend on the Bank of England’s dividend policy.Finally, the threat of financial technology (FinTech) remains a valid concern, to my mind. Right now, the FinTech industry is advancing at a rapid rate and capturing banking market share. Given the progress these companies are making, I believe that banking is likely to look very different in a decade’s time.HSBA shares: should I buy?Weighing everything up, HSBC shares aren’t a buy for me. The share price could rise near-term, but I’m concerned about growth in the long run. All things considered, I think there are better shares I could buy. Enter Your Email Address Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying HSBC shares. Should I buy too? Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 17th May, 2021 | More on: HSBA 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. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdown. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown and HSBC Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

Video: Deacon Gail Bennett reflects on 9/11

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Gail Bennett, a deacon from the Diocese of New Jersey, reflects on her ministry and experiences as a chaplain in the mortuary at Ground Zero.This video was first published in 2011 for the 10th anniversary of 9/11. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 9/11 videos, September 9, 2016 at 8:41 am Well Done ! Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments (1) Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Video: Deacon Gail Bennett reflects on 9/11 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Sep 8, 2016 Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments are closed. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ronald Davin says: Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Video 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 Featured Eventslast_img read more

Telecoms company to donate “at least 10% of customers’ bills”

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 November 2004 | News CharCom Limited was established by telecom executive John Helliwell four years after the sudden and unexpected death of his daughter Abbie Victoria, with the intention of raising money for FSID, the Foundation for the Study of Infant Death. He realised the idea was scaleable and could work for a variety of different charities.Some charities will benefit from the scheme without any action on their parts as their supporters will choose them as beneficiary. Others are encouraged by CharCom to promote the opportunity to their supporters. However, CharCom are careful to point out that “charities are under no obligation to do so and will receive all funds owed to them irrespective of whether activity is undertaken in support of CharCom.” CharCom is available to anybody with a BT phone line coming into their home. No change is made to the customer’s phone and there is no change to how phone calls are made and nobody will need to visit the customer’s home. CharCom, a new telecoms provider, has said it will donate all profits from customers’ telephone bills to charity, with at least 10% of a bill’s value going to the charity of the customer’s choice.CharCom is a not-for-profit telephony provider that launches today. Its customers will be able to choose which charity will benefit from their phone call spend, and any UK registered charity can benefit from the new service. CharCom say that the facility for customers to pick a cause that is personal or important to them makes their service “the first of its kind in the UK”. The company also claims that, “for the average residential or business customer, [it offers] better value than BT”. Advertisementcenter_img  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people Telecoms company to donate “at least 10% of customers’ bills”last_img read more

Clarifying Working Capital and Cash Burn Rate

first_img Facebook Twitter Clarifying Working Capital and Cash Burn Rate Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Facebook Twitter Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Sponsored Content – Farm Credit Mid-America[acm-tag id=”pixel”]Revisiting the basics of these key financial indicatorsFarmers know calculating working capital and cash burn rate are crucial components to understanding the financial situation of their operations. Having a good grasp of these two measures can help you prepare for lean years and assist in developing a cohesive risk management plan. However, when it comes to calculating these two measures, there can be quite a few misconceptions and mistakes. If you haven’t done so recently, now is the time to revisit working capital and cash burn rate.What is working capital?Working capital has a very simple definition: current assets minus current liabilities. However, it’s often oversimplified as the cash on hand for an operation. Working capital accounts for much more than just money in the bank: when working through your current assets, take stock of not only your cash on hand, but also any savings, outstanding checks from inventory that has been sold, feed, livestock, grain inventories, supplies and prepaid expenses. Liabilities to account for include all accounts payable, accrued taxes, credit card debt, payments to seed vendors (seed, fertilizer and chemical companies), any accrued interest and the principal portions of debt payment due in the next year. Working capital should function as a cushion for your farm, so understanding your working capital position gives you the knowledge and flexibility to make crucial decisions, while minimizing the risk to your operation.Common mistakes and misconceptions when calculating working capitalThe ins and outs of calculating working capital are far more complicated than a simple arithmetic problem. Farming is a complex business and it’s easy to miss a liability or an asset when trying to get a handle on your current financial situation. These kinds of mistakes can provide an inaccurate picture of an operation’s financial standing and may unearth unpleasant surprises later. Here are some common mistakes or pitfalls to avoid when calculating working capital.Not accounting for accrued interest and other annual expensesDepending on the loan size and payment frequency, accruing interest can represent a large liability on an operation’s balance sheet. Often these payments are scheduled on an annual or semiannual basis. Like any expense that’s only charged once a year, these payments can easily become out of sight and out mind after they are paid. Take time to go through your operation’s entire book to make sure you are planning for all expenditures throughout the year or you may overstate your working capital position.Not accounting for current portion of term debtWorking capital is a financial indicator that is meant to measure an operation’s annual assets and liabilities for an operating cycle. While the long-term liability for any debt should not be counted against working capital, the current portion of term debt – or what’s due in the current year – should be calculated and included as a line item.Calculating working capital at the wrong time of yearGoing through the exercise of calculating working capital on an annual basis is key, but certain times of the year are more beneficial than others. A common mistake some farmers make is calculating working capital based on their projections for going to market after harvest. Depending on what actually materializes at harvest and happens with marketing, this can overstate the operation’s assets. Working capital should always be based on real numbers on a balance sheet, not predictions or forecasts. A better time to calculate your working capital position is at the beginning of the calendar year for grain farms.Believing that working capital is “nonworking” capitalSome farmers may see working capital as money that’s simply sitting on the balance sheet and not being put to use. However, having a strong working capital position allows you to do what’s needed on your operation. Beyond the ability to secure financing, working capital is there as a cushion for hard times and as a reservoir, allowing you to take advantage of in-the-moment opportunities you may have had to pass on otherwise.Working capital and cash burn rateCash burn rate is calculated after the working capital position has been determined. Take the dollar amount of the working capital your operation has on hand and divide it by projected loss for the year. For example, if your operation has $300,000 of working capital but has an annual projected loss of $100,000, your burn rate is three years. Cash burn rate is a key financial measure because it indicates whether your operation is in a position of strength or a position of challenge. During a struggling ag economy, knowing your cash burn rate aids in making key financial decisions, including whether or not to refinance loans or if any fixed costs need to be better controlled.There are a lot of different ways both working capital and cash burn rate are measured and weighed. Some universities may recommend measuring working capital as a ratio of assets over liabilities. Farm Credit Mid-America generally weighs working capital as a percentage of gross annual income. We consider a minimum working capital position to be approximately 20 percent of an operation’s gross annual income. Ideally, your operation should have enough capital on hand to withstand multiple years of losses. At a bare minimum, your operation should have enough working capital to cover one year of loss. A solid risk management plan that includes crop insurance can help make sure you maintain your working capital position even if the season doesn’t go as expected.Going forwardKnowing your working capital position helps you make important operating decisions such as purchasing inputs or feeder livestock. If an opportunity presents itself for a down payment on capital assets or a cash discount on inputs, your working capital position influences the final decision you make. Understanding working capital and cash burn rate means having a strong grasp on the financial situation of your operation and helps to ensures its longevity.For additional financial tips, insights and perspectives, visit the Farm Credit Mid-America website. SHARE Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 1, 2016 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Name Sym Last Change Home News Feed Clarifying Working Capital and Cash Burn Rate Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 SHARE Minor Changes in June WASDE Report All quotes are delayed snapshots Previous articleMorning OutlookNext articleClosing Comments Hoosier Ag Today RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Nouvelle traduction : Un animateur de radio dans le collimateur des proches de la présidence arrêté

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information RSF urges Liberian authorities to investigate threats against journalists Receive email alerts Reports March 28, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nouvelle traduction : Un animateur de radio dans le collimateur des proches de la présidence arrêté RSF_en LiberiaAfrica to go further La présidente Johnson Sirleaf avait pourtant signé la Déclaration de la Montagne de la Table, en XXX DATE, afin ” de souligner notre message fort et clair, pour faire avancer une presse libre et la liberté d’expression, et pas seulement au Libéria, mais l’ensemble du continent de l’Afrique ». Qu’est il advenu de ses engagements? « De plus les articles du code pénal utilisés (articles 14,24) pour justifier les accusations de terrorisme contre le journaliste ne sont pas applicable au cas d’espèce. En effet la loi prévoit qu’une accusation de terrorisme implique l’utilisation d’une arme, or, au contraire, le journaliste Costa, invitait le fils d el a présidente à un combat) à main nues… Sans même rentrer dans ce genre de détails, les procédures judiciaires engagées contre l’animateur de radio vont à l’encontre de l’engagement du gouvernement du Libéria de décriminaliser les délits d’expression. Selon le président de l’Union de la Presse du Libéria (PUL) Abdullai Kamara, cette action enlève toute crédibilité à la signature de la Déclaration de la Montagne de la Table, par la Présidente Sirleaf en juillet 2012 », ajoute-t-elle.Lors de la cérémonie de signature, la présidente Sirleaf avait déclaré : «Nous signons la afin Suite aux propos du présentateur Henry Costa qui s’en prenait directement au chef de la NSA, le programme avait été brutalement coupé par la direction de la radio sous pression et n’a pas été autorisé à diffuser à nouveau depuis. Le 21 mars 2014, un mandat d’arrêt émis par Fombah Sirleaf a été transmis à Henry Costa par des agents de la Cour, accompagnés, en violation des procédures habituelles, par un officier de la NSA l’accusant de « menaces terroristes, menaces et coercition criminelle ». L’animateur de radio a ensuite été emmené au tribunal municipal de Monrovia//Palais de justice de Monrovia, capitale du pays. Il a assuré que son arrestation était en lien avec ses critiques de la corruption et du népotisme au sein du gouvernement et parmi les leaders libériens. N’ayant pu payer le montant de la caution décidée par le juge, Henry Costa a ensuite été transféré à la prison centrale de Monrovia. En violation de la loi qui prévôt une caution maximale de 3 000 dollars libériens (environ 26 euros) le juge a demandé a fixé la caution à 3 000 dollars américains (soit 2,175.84 euros). A l’issue de tractations de plusieurs jours, l’avocat a réussi à lever les fonds et à finalement du payer 4500 USD de caution. Costa est sorti de prison lundi 24 mars et attend maintenant la date de son procès. Le talk show produit et animé//présenté par Henry Costa suscite de vives réactions car il se saisit de dossiers publics sensibles et sait se montrer critique vis à vis de certaines personnalités publiques, responsables politiques ainsi que des individus d’entités privées. Le Libéria se situe à la 89e position sur 180 pays dans le classement mondial de la liberté de la presse 2014 établi par Reporters sans frontières. December 16, 2020 Find out more Organisation Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News Follow the news on Liberia November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reporters sans frontières condamne le harcèlement dont fait l’objet le journaliste henry Costa, ancien animateur sur la radio Hott FM Henry Costa, dont l’émission a été suspendue à plusieurs reprise au cours des derniers XXXX et qui a récemment été arrêté le 21 mars 2014. Dans son émission de débat, the Costa Show, du 28 février 2014, Henry Costa avait ironiquemen engagé Fombah Sirleaf, fils de la présidente Ellen Johnson Sirleaf et chef de l’Agence nationale de sécurité (National Security Agency), à le rencontrer en un duel à main nues, afin de mettre à l’épreuve les menaces violentes que Sirleaf avait proféré à l’encontre du journaliste. Alors qu’il parlait, son émission avait été interrompue et par la suite suspendue, privant le journaliste d’accès à l’antenne. Ca n’est qu’un mois plus tard, alors que Costa se préparait à lancer sa propre radio Voice FM, qu’il a été arrêté et accusé de “menaces terroristes”. « Le harcèlement systématique dont fait l’objet SSS est anormal. Alors que la présidente Sirleaf accueillait avec bienveillance au début de son mandat les dénonciations de corruptiond de Costa, sa position a changé quand les accusations se sont mises à condamner son régime. Y aurait-il deux poids deux mesures et des personnes intouchables?” s’interroge CKS, resp. bureau Afrique RSF. LiberiaAfrica News June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Coronavirus : mass expulsion of foreign correspondents further cripples freedom of information in China

first_img RSF_en ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Condemning abuses Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the regime to reverse its decision to expel 13 US foreign correspondents today and insists that independent reporting is, now more than ever, critical in the fight against the coronavirus. News March 27, 2020 Coronavirus : mass expulsion of foreign correspondents further cripples freedom of information in China News This Friday, March 27th, at least 13 US foreign correspondents will be forced to leave China precisely at the moment when Beijing claims it has reined in the coronavirus epidemic within its borders. On March 18th, the regime announced that American journalists working in China for The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal would have to leave the country within 10 days in a measure meant as a “reprisal” against Washington’s moves to limit the influence of China’s propaganda media in the United States.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Beijing to reverse its decision and allow the three foreign media to continue their reporting in China.”Although China promises that the epidemic is under control, only independent media can confirm that this is indeed the case,” said Cédric Alviani, Reporters Without Border (RSF) East Asia Bureau head. “The targeted journalists provided some of the first and most accurate reports on the coronavirus epidemic and their departure will impair the possibility of the international community to follow the evolution of the crisis in China.”A report published earlier this month by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) denounced an increase in harassment and acts of violence against employees of the foreign media and their sources in 2019.China is ranked 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation News Receive email alerts Newscenter_img PHOTO: NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom June 7, 2021 Find out more ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Condemning abuses China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Langham Hotel Says It Has Rehired 153 Workers

first_imgIn response to demands by former hotel workers to have the city enforce a right-to-recall ordinance that forces hotels to rehire former employees laid off due to coronavirus, a hotel spokesperson said the Langham Huntington Hotel has called more than 100 former employees back to work since July.According to Susan Williger, director of communications at the hotel, 153 employees have been rehired since July.“Since resuming limited operations in late July, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena has been delighted to recall 153 colleagues back to work to serve the guests who visit our historic luxury property,” Williger said in a prepared statement.More than two-dozen former employees wrote a letter to Major League Baseball last week asking for help in getting back the jobs of former employees. The hotel is hosting athletes playing in the American League Division Series being played at Dodger Stadium and Petco Park Stadium in San Diego.“The Langham Pasadena’s decision to terminate our employment during the pandemic moved the Pasadena City Council to pass a law in July that obligates hotels to offer employees their jobs when business returns,” the letter reads.“For the safety of the players and the welfare of our families, we urge that you, Major League Baseball, demand that the Langham Pasadena offer us an opportunity to return to our jobs and reinstate our health insurance as a condition of housing the playoff teams,” reads the statement, which was signed by 35 former Langham employees.The city’s local ordinance mandates hotel workers to be rehired after the economic crisis passes. Passed by the City Council in July, the law includes a right-to-recall element for displaced workers and a worker-retention clause to protect employees in the event of a change in control of a hotel’s management.The workers are supported by unions in Major League Baseball and the National Football League.“Major League players have long benefited from the excellent service provided by the experienced workers at the Langham Pasadena,” the workers said in a statement, “and are concerned by the reports that the hotel has not rehired many of these workers now that they are resuming operations and will once again be hosting a number of MLB teams.“The workers at the Langham we have spoken with say they haven’t been told how many workers have been rehired by the hotel, so without the management providing documentation, it is hard to know,” said Francis Engler, the California political director with UNITE HERE Local 11.“The very point of the recent protests is that the workers know people should be getting rehired, given that MLB appears to be buying some or all of the rooms in the hotel, but the whole process has been opaque to many of the workers you’ve seen at the protests. We are happy that thanks to the actions of brave workers, the MLBPA (Players Association), community supporters, (Pasadena) Councilmember (John) Kennedy, and the press, the Langham hotel is sharing some information about the hotel’s hiring.”Engler said finding out how many workers have been rehired doesn’t really answer the questions the workers posed.“Workers from the hotel say they have a schedule from inside the hotel that references “to go” positions, which might mean delivery of meals to rooms,” Engler said “The schedule also assigns restaurant workers to ‘banquets,’ and we don’t know for sure what that means, but we would think there might be banquet work if MLB is using the whole hotel. The workers ask why senior room service and banquet employees who traditionally performed delivery of meals to rooms and banquet work have not been recalled to do the things listed on the schedule. They would like there to be transparency about what work is available, whom the management is recalling to do the work, and what the plans are for the future. These kinds of transparency issues are that AB 3216 would help address.”AB 3216 applies to owners of hotels, private clubs, event centers, airport hospitality operations, airport service operations, janitorial services, building maintenance services, and security services. It would also require successor employers in these industries to maintain a preferential hiring list of eligible employees identified by the employer.In addition, the law would require employers to hire from that list for a period of six months after the change of control and retain eligible employees for a 90-day transition employment period, and offer continued employment.The bill could be signed today, Sept. 30.“The hotel’s decision to return these experienced hospitality professionals to our iconic Pasadena landmark hotel is emblematic of the meaningful relationship that The Langham has built with its colleagues over the years, and is consistent with the newly implemented Right to Recall Ordinance passed by the City of Pasadena. No new service staff has been hired – we are proud to have relied exclusively on the experience of our well-trained team in this new environment,” Williger wrote.“Similar to many hotels,” she continued, “The Langham Huntington’s average occupancy is currently 16 percent and several parts of the hotel, including the majority of our dining outlets, our spa and fitness center, banqueting services, and in-room dining have not re-opened. Our hope is that the hospitality industry will see a return to a more robust business climate which will allow us to bring back even more colleagues in a safe and healthy manner.” Community News Langham Hotel Says It Has Rehired 153 Workers By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 1:30 pm Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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