September 21, 2021

TSL Limited (TSL.zw) Q22020 Interim Report

first_imgTSL Limited (TSL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about TSL Limited (TSL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TSL Limited (TSL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TSL Limited (TSL.zw)  2020 interim results for the second quarter.Company ProfileTSL Limited, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, participates in the auctioning of tobacco, printing and packaging, supply of inputs to agriculture, storage and distribution services. The Company was founded in 1957 and through the energetic pursuit and implementation of a diversification strategy has grown to become a significant player in its chosen spheres of operation.last_img read more

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Duke Energy announces power restoration plans for Orange County

first_img 1688 sparkling water circle Elizabeth Kasper PKS Dmb Reply September 15, 2017 at 6:12 pm 20 COMMENTS Unique Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Mama Mia Seems like all of Apopka has life except for the streets that really are incorporated or have half Apopka and half orange and it just seems like the poor streets don’t have lights that’s not cool I live in an area that most people have only well water and that means that no well no water I know they may be working hard to restore electricity and I also think all people that are from other states that I helping I just hope they get to this one little Street on Victory Drive /shrugs Road Duke is ducking us. They don’t really care about us Reply Reply Still no power On 1st and s centeral ave in Apopka 32703 We have not seen anyone yet to repair the line that is down at 45 south centeral ave Elizabeth Kasper I have yet to see any Duke trucks in the Sweetwater area of Apopka. 9/14 11:20 PM. Doesn’t seem Round The Clock as stated in their press releases. Also there is no status updates when you get their recorded message Sure wish we seen someone around Lewis and Simon Ave.’s in Apopka, not a worker in sight… and they say power by tommorow… I hope the lady on the phone just wasn’t blowing smoke and she actually knew what she was talking about I have babies to worry about no electric means no water from Iran well here…. RIP, Glen Campbell, I was so infatuated with him, way back then, as a young teenager. Reply September 13, 2017 at 4:43 pm Patty Mudd September 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm Reply September 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm September 13, 2017 at 8:56 am Our community has been out since Sunday, but each and every community and business had had power for days now and here we sit. The Duke call center is hopeless, text messages or calls for updates never get sent to us. The automated line is all screws up and does not correctly count the calls. No real Duke Energy person to speak to, armed security guards protecting the satellite offices. People just want answers and updates rather than make people think they are not important enough to bother. I think we all should push to get another power company as well as all of our communities need the lines run underground. Everyone that has not lost power or did for only hours has been underground lines. Reply Edna Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate When is power being restored to Zellwood area? This is a big city & Orange County Orlando flop Florida power would not be on soon like today there’s no workers in Orlando Pine Hills area whatsoever so what are you guys talking about September 16, 2017 at 11:38 pm Reply How about deland. Please six days to long Reply Kenneth sims Peter Megna September 13, 2017 at 9:42 pm Kathy Jimmie harvey Reply September 14, 2017 at 1:59 pm Really is this the Plan, the news title says QUOTE “Duke Energy announces power restoration plans for Orange County” UNQUOTEOrange County is one word in this meaningless update. Please provide some details that sound like a plan. Terry Jacobsoncenter_img Nancy Reply TAGSDuke Energy Previous articleEverything you want to know about non-maintained roadways…Next articleLocal churches partner to provide 40,000 pounds of non-perishable food Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Why have we not seen one truck in Apopka? A lot of these older people with health problems just staying outside looking for hope and nothing. And my parents can see two major roads from there house! And nothing! She called and was told we don’t know the problem. Of course you don’t you not sent any trucks this way. You would think with all those trucks you could send one to give people hope! Reply Very disappointed in Duke Energy communications. Watched transformers blow on Clarke in Ocoee. No site of any work crews. Would love to know if the homes of the big shots at Duke have power. Workers are working hard. Are you “managers” out there too? We’re just one of the many victims when you get your increases. September 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm Reply Welcome, welcome, welcome! Get er done! Let’s get the power restored so everything will be back to normal. I am going to dedicate a song from my old teenaged crush from yester year days, Glen Campbell, the song, Wichita Lineman, for all of the hard working power company linemen. September 16, 2017 at 5:33 pm September 14, 2017 at 2:07 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter September 13, 2017 at 9:12 pm September 17, 2017 at 2:38 am 10th Street don’t have power either and haven’t seen no Duke Energy my little grandson is broke out with hives from the heat so bad it’s just sad I just wish they would let people know how long it’s going to be kids who got school coming up soon need cleaned clothes and good showers and rest can’t sleep with no air conditioning. And hot food would be nice. Demetrius Daniels Reply That was supposed to say because there’s no electricity there is no water we are on well I don’t know what that other thing was about Iran The Anatomy of Fear September 16, 2017 at 5:35 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply September 13, 2017 at 11:48 am I live at 3708 pipes o the glenway haven’t seen anyone and i have lose a lot of food can,t sleep cause to hot but would like to know why no one has came to look at anything people across the street never loss power and at top of the block they got power please ocuo or duke restore power it has been 6 days of hell help us pleasr Reply September 14, 2017 at 4:09 pm yolanda maldonado Reply Reply Sandy September 17, 2017 at 2:17 pm Janet Miller Kathy Please enter your comment! September 12, 2017 at 6:53 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You want to see how a real energy company keeps their customers informed? Check out the SECO Energy site. They create a daily restoration plan map for their customers, showing who can expect restoration in their area BY THE DAY. This “we expect to have power restored by Sunday evening” BS seems to hold an unspoken “or maybe not” in its meaning. Do better, Duke. September 12, 2017 at 9:36 pm – Power outages currently total 1 million; more than 375,000 customers restored already– More than 12,000 workers focused on Duke Energy Florida effort Duke Energy has announced power restoration times for specific areas in Florida following the damage from Hurricane Irma.The company has restored power to more than 375,000 customers. It is currently reporting an estimated 1 million customers without power as of mid-day Tuesday. Crews will continue to work non-stop to safely and quickly restore service.Times of restoration:The company expects to complete power restoration to essentially all Duke Energy Florida customers in the following areas:• By midnight Friday, Sept. 15: The western portion of its service area. This includes Pinellas and Pasco counties• By midnight Sunday, Sept. 17: central and northern portions of the service area. This includes Alachua, Bay, Brevard, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Flagler, Franklin, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Leon, Levy, Madison, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Volusia, and Wakulla counties.• Restoration in the severely impacted areas of Hardee and Highlands County may extend beyond Sunday due to rebuilding the electrical system that suffered significant damage in those areas.“Our crews are focused on restoring the largest amount of customers each day and that means some customers will see their service restored much earlier,” said Harry Sideris, Duke Energy Florida president. “As crews respond to make repairs and restore service, specific estimated times of restoration will be updated for individual areas and customers. We have a workforce of more than 12,000 committed to this restoration effort. We are not stopping until the job is complete.”Due to the heavy volume of outages and technology issues, the company’s online reporting tool is not updating properly. Outage numbers on the automated system do not reflect actual amounts of customers restored. Until corrected, the company will send out updated outage numbers throughout the day via its online channels.For company updates, resources, videos and additional information, visit news.duke-energy.com/irma.Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.Outage reporting and status updatesAt any time, customers without power can report their outage by:Texting OUT to 57801 (standard text and data charges may apply)Restoration processAfter assessing damage, Duke Energy will first restore power to critical infrastructure – such as emergency centers, fire stations, hospitals, water treatment and other public safety and health facilities.The company simultaneously will safely repair major power transmission lines, damaged substations and other large-scale electrical equipment to restore power to the largest number of customers, as quickly as possible.Work to restore power to small pockets of customers will soon follow the large-scale repairs. For customers in the hardest-hit areas that require rebuilding the system, this may take a week or more. Read more for further details.Duke Energy is working closely with local emergency management officials and public safety agencies in multiple Florida cities and towns, ensuring a coordinated and collaborative damage assessment and power restoration process.Downed power lines are hazardousDuke Energy reminds customers and the public to stay away from downed power lines that have fallen or are sagging, and to consider all power lines – and trees, limbs or anything in contact with power lines – energized and dangerous.If a power line falls across a vehicle you’re in, stay in the car. If you MUST get out of the car due to a fire or other immediate life-threatening situation, try to jump clear of the car and land on both feet. Be sure that no part of your body is touching the car when your feet touch the ground.Flooding safety tips• Turn off your power at the circuit breaker panel or fuse box if rising water threatens your home or if you evacuate your home.• Stay away from downed power lines and electrical wires. DO NOT drive over or stand near downed power lines. Electric current passes easily through water.• Never replace a fuse or touch a circuit breaker with wet hands or while standing on a wet or damp surface.• Do not try to drive through flooded areas; most flood-related deaths occur in automobiles.• If your home or business is flooded, Duke Energy cannot reconnect power until the electrical system has been inspected by a licensed electrician. If there is damage, an electrician will need to make necessary repairs and obtain verification from your local building inspection authority before power can be restored.Customers using generatorsIf you use a generator at home to provide power until your service is restored, please watch for utility crews and turn the generator off when crews are in your area. The electrical load on the power lines can be dangerous for crews making repairs. The excess electricity created by a generator can feed back onto the electric lines, severely injuring a line technician who might be working on a power line, believing it to be de-energized. September 14, 2017 at 11:25 pm I can’t afford $20 per day for my generator to work for my son’s oxygen tank and my breathing machine. I am a disabled veteran 100% with multiple medical problens including PTSD.I am going crazy Please enter your name here Mama Mia Reply last_img read more

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Incredible Lions comeback to beat Hurricanes and reach Super Rugby final

first_imgMonday Jul 31, 2017 Incredible Lions comeback to beat Hurricanes and reach Super Rugby final The Lions came back from 22-3 down to beat the 2016 champions 49-29 at Ellis Park on Saturday. Momentum shifted to the homeside, and then a yellow card to Beauden Barrett proved costly for the visitors. The Lions will face the Crusaders in the final in Johannesburg next weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2017 Related Articles 200 WEEKS AGO Western Force axed from Super Rugby 200 WEEKS AGO Compilation of the best tries in Super Rugby… 201 WEEKS AGO Crusaders beat Lions to claim eighth Super… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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‘He looks massive! Not out of shape massive, just strong as a bull’ – Sanderson on Tuilagi return from injury

first_imgThursday May 27, 2021 ‘He looks massive! Not out of shape massive, just strong as a bull’ – Sanderson on Tuilagi return from injury Manu Tuilagi will make his long-awaited comeback from a ruptured Achilles tendon when Sale face Gallagher Premiership leaders Bristol on Friday.ADVERTISEMENTTuilagi is poised to make his first appearance since September after being named on the bench for the AJ Bell Stadium showdown.Sharks director of rugby Alex Sanderson said this week that the England centre looks “scarily powerful” and “strong as a bull” in training.Tuilagi’s return is a major boost for Sale, who are guaranteed a place in the Premiership play-offs and mathematically could finish as high as first.Given he is an automatic selection when fit, it is also a big lift for England as they look towards summer Tests against the United States and Canada.The British and Irish Lions will be monitoring his fitness carefully as well in the event that one of their centres is injured on the tour to South Africa.Tuilagi was left out of the original 37-man squad because of concerns over his lack of game time, but Warren Gatland has said he is still on the Lions’ radar.ADVERTISEMENTApart from guiding Tuilagi back to his explosive best, one of Sale’s key tasks for the remaining three matches of the regular season and their play-off campaign is to stamp out their indiscipline.“We’ve won nine of 11 matches when we’ve received 21 yellow. So that’s not a fluke. It can’t be a fluke,” Sanderson said.“We’ve got something special here. When our backs are against the wall, we tend to galvanise and energise. That’s a really strong behaviour trait that I want to keep hold of – I’d just rather we had that mentality with 15 men on the field.“We will be tougher to beat with 15 on the field and it’s something we keep talking about.”ADVERTISEMENTBristol will travel to Manchester in pursuit of an important prize that excites director of rugby Pat Lam.“This is the final stretch. The most important thing for us is that we have an opportunity, with five points on offer, four points will seal a home semi,” Lam said.“That’s the big incentive – to get the win and if we can secure a home semi-final with two games to go, it will be a tremendous effort.”In Friday night’s second fixture, Gloucester host London Irish at Kingsholm. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 2 WEEKS AGO All but one Lions squad members get vaccinations… 3 WEEKS AGO First hand stories of why the Lions tour… 3 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Australia have announced their bid… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Health Lottery tickets go on sale today

first_imgHealth Lottery tickets go on sale today 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: ACEVO Gaming Lotteries AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tickets go on sale today for The Health Lottery, the new draw-based lottery game which will generate income for local health charities by offering a top weekly prize of £100,000.For every £1 ticket sold, 20.34p will be donated to “carefully selected community focused initiatives across every area of Great Britain”. These initiatives have been screened by the People’s Health Trust, chaired by Professor Jennie Popay.John Hume, Chief Executive at the People’s Health Trust, said: “We will be working directly with communities to identify practival and sustainable ways in which funding from The Health Lottery can have real impacts on health and well-being in communities experiencing significant disadvantages.”In practice The Health Lottery is not a national lottery but is made up of 51 society lotteries, each representing local authority areas. Society lotteries are exempt from the 12p per pound in duty that has to be paid on sales of National Lottery tickets.Organisers claim that it should generate £50 million a year for health related good causes.The live draw will be shown on ITV1 and Channel 5 each Saturday from 8 October 2011, and will be hosted by Eamonn Holmes.The Health Lottery is backed by Northern & Shell, which owns Express newspapers and Channel 5, and which has made an initial investment of £20m in marketing. Tickets will be available from more than 40,000 outlets across Great Britain including WHSmith, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Tesco and Asda, as well as independent retailers and online.The new lottery has met with some opposition. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of ACEVO, said that Richard Desmond, Northern & Shell owner, was “profiteering on the back of charities“. He added: “The National Lottery gives 28p. If he cares about health charities he should match that figure or he should close it down.”St Giles Hospice, which relies on the £800,000 it raises from its own lottery, is encouraging local people to turn their backs on the Health Lottery. Richard Simmonite, Commercial Manager for the St Giles Hospice Lottery, said: “Our weekly hospice lottery is an essential source of income for St Giles Hospice, raising 10% of the money we need each year to provide our free specialist care services for local people.“We’re extremely concerned, therefore, that the new Health Lottery could divert significant amounts of money away from local hospice care, which is the last thing we need in this already difficult economic climate.”He added: “Playing the Health Lottery might sound like a good idea for those who wish to support good causes, but the fact is it will only donate 20p to charity for every £1 spent on tickets – just a fraction above the minimum amount required by law.”www.healthlottery.co.uk  52 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 September 2011 | Newslast_img read more

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Charities have received over £32 million from dormant trusts

first_imgCharities have received over £32 million from dormant trusts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 “Community foundations are embedded in their communities and have years of experience working with local trust funds and philanthropists. Community foundations are helping to modernise old trusts and get them back into action – all at a time when our voluntary sector desperately needs financial support to get through this difficult crisis.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: dormant accounts  495 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  494 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 6 July 2020 | News Charities have received a total of £32 million from dormant trusts through the Revitalising Trusts programme since 2018, it has been announced, with the programme now funded to run until 2021.The Revitalising Trusts programme is managed by the Charity Commission and UK Community Foundations, with funding from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It aims to help inactive or ‘ineffective’ charities either get back up and running, or redeploy their dormant funds to other good causes.The programme classes charities that have had no income or expenditure for the last five as inactive, with those that have spent less than 30% of their total income over the last five years classed as ineffective.Once identified as dormant, the Commission gives the trustees an option to accept support to help them get back up and running. Alternatively, the funds are redeployed to causes in line with the aims of the dormant charity or the trust is transferred to a local community foundation to be managed for the long-term benefit of local communities.The programme began in January 2018 and has contacted over 1,800 charities to date. The Commission has so far removed 179 charities from the register – 67 since lockdown – transferring funds to similar charities, to local Community Foundations or to UK Community Foundations, and revitalised 26 charities.It has now secured funding from DCMS until March 2021 and will target around 500 more inactive trusts in the year ahead.Baroness Stowell, Chair of the Charity Commission, said:“I am delighted that we have helped to release £32 million of dormant charitable funds. The charities, which for some time were inactive or ineffective, that have come forward willingly to assist with this important programme have done a great public service and we are hugely grateful to them. But this shared effort to revitalise charitable funds and deliver the donors’ intended benefit to society has the potential to go even further – and it’s needed now more than ever.“The Charity Commission is calling on trustees of charities that have funds and are inactive or unable to make the difference they once did or had hoped to achieve, to come forward now so that the charity money they hold doesn’t sit idle, but can be put to good use by other charities with similar causes supporting people and communities at this time of heightened need.”Rosemary Macdonald, CEO of UK Community Foundations, said: Advertisementlast_img read more

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RSF concerned about Slovak party attacks on public media

first_img Slovak premier visits RSF, encouraged to turn his country into “press freedom model for Europe” Headquarters of RTVS in Bratislava / DR Organisation January 12, 2018 – Updated on April 6, 2018 RSF concerned about Slovak party attacks on public media SlovakiaEurope – Central Asia Media independence Conflicts of interest December 2, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the repeated recent verbal attacks on Slovakia’s state-owned national radio and TV broadcaster, RTVS, by the Slovak National Party (SNS), a junior member of the ruling coalition. The attacks violate this public broadcaster’s independence. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News News June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img RSF_en News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive This week, the new RTVS management suspended “Reporteri,” Slovakia’s only investigative current affairs TV programme, after it broadcast a report critical of a state-funded cultural organization linked to the SNS. The management then made changes to the team that produces the history magazine “Dejiny.sk” and that was also criticized by SNS for a programme on 25th anniversary of the Slovak Republic Prime Minister Robert Fico, whose Smer-SD party heads the ruling coalition, is also often given to virulent attacks on Slovak media. In 2016, he referred to reporters as “dirty anti-Slovak prostitutes,” accusing them of hurting Slovakia’s European Union presidency by raising questions about his management of public funds. Last December, he accused journalists of double standards in their coverage of his government, calling them “ignorant” and even offering to show them how to do investigative reporting. “The repeated attacks by Slovak politicians on privately-owned media and the blatant violations of the editorial independence of the public media are unworthy of a democracy that is 17th in the World Press Freedom Index,” said Pauline Adès-Mével. “Furthermore, they do not sit well with the government’s ambition of having Slovakia seen as a ‘pro-European island in a Euro-sceptic region’.” Slovakia is ranked 17th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, five places lower than last year. Help by sharing this information SlovakiaEurope – Central Asia Media independence Conflicts of interest February 4, 2021 Find out more to go further News Follow the news on Slovakialast_img read more

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Explosion rocks state TV company building

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about a blast that shook the headquarters of the state TV company in Tbilisi on the evening of 3 December. The explosion caused damage but no injuries and did not interrupt broadcasting.”We call on the authorities to carry out a rapid and effective investigation to avoid creating a climate of impunity that could encourage more attacks against the news media in the run-up to the presidential election of 4 January,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said.State prosecutor Nugazar Gabrichidze described the explosion as a terrorist act and said an investigation was under way. Interior ministry spokesperson Nika Laliachvili said the size of the charge was equivalent to about 300 grammes of TNT. She said an anonymous telephone call was received after the blast in which caller said: “This is just the beginning. We are going to blow up the whole building.”Interior minister Giorgy Baramidze said the attack should be viewed as an attempt to increase tension before the presidential election. to go further News June 18, 2020 Find out more October 1, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Georgia At least five journalists attacked while covering Georgia’s election campaign GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia center_img December 5, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Explosion rocks state TV company building News News RSF_en News July 20, 2020 Find out more Mounting pressure on Georgia’s media in run-up to elections GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia Concern about alleged plot to murder Georgian TV hostlast_img read more

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Presidential candidates urged to pledge to defend press freedom

first_img Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Organisation As the campaign for Iran’s 12 June presidential election officially got under way, Reporters Without Borders wrote today to the candidates urging them to commit to the unconditional release of the 13 journalists and bloggers currently held in Iran.More than 100 news media have been censored since August 2005 and more than 100 journalists and bloggers have been arrested and prosecuted. In 2008 alone, a total of 30 newspapers were suspended, 22 of them at the behest of the Commission for Press Authorisation and Surveillance. Iran has for years been the Middle East country that jails the most journalists.Press freedom has been a key political and social issue in Iran during the 12 years that Mohammad Khatami and then Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been president. The hopes raised by the election of Khatami, a moderate, in August 1997 were quickly dashed. His conservative opponents retained control of the courts and security apparatus. The offensive against the media was stepped up in a campaign orchestrated by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader.The Commission for Press Authorisation and Surveillance, an offshoot of the culture and Islamic guidance ministry, has become the leading tool of media repression since the ultraconservative Ahmadinejad became president. Reporters Without Borders has seen an increase in violations of basic freedoms, especially freedom of expression, during this period.The next president needs to show that he can get Iran to evolve in a democratic direction. This will not be possible without a free and independent press. Free expression will not be guaranteed in Iran if the imprisonment of journalists and the suspension of news media continue to be standard practices.Therefore, although this election does not offer all the guarantees of a democratic, free and transparent poll, Reporters Without Borders asks the Islamic Republic’s next president to reform the law in order to decriminalise press offences and guarantee freedom of expression regardless of language, religion or political views. Iran’s current media legislation is exceptionally repressive.Reporters Without Borders also urges the next president to amend article 24 of the constitution, which says that “publications and newspapers are free to express all opinions except those that perturb the bases of Islam and public decency,” thereby clearly violating article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 19 of the United Nation’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Iran ratified in 1948 and 1975. Introduced with the declared aim of protecting the public from immoral content, censorship was quickly extended to political news and information.Immediate steps must be taken by the next president to end the impunity in the many cases of journalists who have been murdered or tortured. Those responsible for the deaths of four journalists – Majid Charif, Mohammad Mokhtari, Mohammad Jafar Pouyandeh and Pirouz Davani – and the death of Canadian-Iranian photographer Zahra Kazemi must be brought to trial. The death of the young blogger Omidreza Mirsayafi in detention must be investigated.The next president must also end the state’s monopoly of broadcasting and guarantee free access to news and information in Iran, where it is currently a crime to possess a satellite dish.He must also put a stop to the harassment of foreign news media. Culture and Islamic guidance minister Mohammad Hossein Safar-Harandi banned the BBC’s new Farsi-language TV station in December 2008 and forbade Iranian journalists to work for foreign news media.The authorities hound not only newspapers but also online publications. A cyber-crime bill that was passed by parliament on its first reading on 2 July 2008 plans to make “promoting corruption, prostitution or apostasy” in blogs and websites punishable by death. When ratifying some of its articles on 3 November 2008, the parliamentary justice commission established a new committee for online filtering. Two weeks later, the Tehran attorney-general’s adviser said the authorities were responsible for filtering out “five million websites.”The next president must authorise the reopening of suspended newspapers and ban the filtering of news websites and other online publications.He must put a stop to all such repressive measures and, as the constitution’s guarantor, must refuse to execute decrees and decisions taken illegally by institutions that are not democratically elected such as the Committee for Determining Unauthorised Sites and the Council of the Cultural Revolution. to go further May 26, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Presidential candidates urged to pledge to defend press freedom March 18, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists February 25, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iran News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa News As the campaign for Iran’s 12 June presidential election officially got under way, Reporters Without Borders wrote today to the candidates urging them to commit to the unconditional release of the 13 journalists and bloggers currently held in Iran. 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Donegal teaching posts saved as Quinn reverses DEIS cuts

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Facebook News WhatsApp By News Highland – February 21, 2012 Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 235 teaching posts which were due to be axed from schools in disadvantaged areas are to be retained. A number of those posts are in Donegal.It follows intense pressure on the government from teaching unions and parents and a promise from the Minister for Education to review the cuts.The decision was signed off on at today’s Cabinet meeting.Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has said that the money to pay for the teaching roles will have to be found in existing budgets.However, speaking this evening, Mr Quinn admitted he made a mistake………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/deis530.mp3[/podcast]center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Donegal teaching posts saved as Quinn reverses DEIS cuts Twitter Previous articleShop worker threatened with hammer in Derry robberyNext articleSanctions demanded by KFO chief as Iceland talks break down again News Highland last_img read more

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