Guinness Nigeria plc ( HY2012 Interim Report

July 12, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgGuinness Nigeria plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Guinness Nigeria plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Nigeria plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Nigeria plc (  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGuinness Nigeria brews beer in Nigeria and packages and markets a range of international spirits, beers and ready-to-drink beverages. Well-known brands in its product range include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness and Harp Lager Beer. Brands in its Spirits range include Smirnoff and Gordon’s; brands in it beer range include Guinness, Harp, Dubic and Satzenbrau; and brands in its ready-to-drink range include Orijin and Malta Guinness. Guinness Stout was first exported to Sierra Leone in 1827 and became very popular across West Africa. Ikeja in Lagos, Nigeria was chosen in 1963 as the first location outside the British Isles to brew the iconic dark beer. Riding on the back of steady growth in markets for Guinness Stout and Harp Lager, Guinness Nigeria Plc now has 5 brewing plants in the country. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinness Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Turnstar Holdings Limited ( 2015 Abridged Report

July 12, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgTurnstar Holdings Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Turnstar Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Turnstar Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Turnstar Holdings Limited (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileTurnstar Holdings Limited is a property investment company operating in Botswana and Tanzania. The company mainly invests in retail property, with some investment in commercial, residential and industrial properties. Turnstar Holdings Limited has maximised its property performance through proactive asset management, property management and leasing. Its diversified property portfolio includes prime retail destinations in Botswana: Game City Shopping Centre, one of the largest and busiest in Gaborone; Nzano Shopping Centre in Francistown; Supa Save Mall in Gaborone; and Mlimani Shopping Centre, a major retail destination in Dar Es Salaam. Turnstar Holdings Limited acquired its first office in Dubai in 2017, located in a prime real estate area between Al-Basari and Dubai Legends.last_img read more

Pretoria Portland Cement Co.Ltd ( HY2017 Interim Report

July 12, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgPretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePortland Holdings Limited, trading as PPC Zimbabwe, manufactures and markets quality cement and cement by-products for the construction industry in Zimbabwe, producing up to 1.8 million tons of cement per annum. Established in 1913, PPC Zimbabwe supplies customers in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The company has three manufacturing plants that are regarded as the most modern operations in southern Africa; located in Colleen Bawn, Bulawayo and Harare. The company has interests in limestone mining, and manufacturing and distributing metallurgical-grade limestone, burnt lime and burnt dolomite; as well as the supply of ready-mix concrete, dry mortars and fly ash. Well-known PPC products available in Zimbabwe include SureBuild, Sureroad, Unicem and PMC. PPC Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Universal Insurance Company Plc ( HY2019 Interim Report

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first_imgUniversal Insurance Company Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Universal Insurance Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Universal Insurance Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Universal Insurance Company Plc (  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUniversal Insurance Company Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of non-life insurance for the individual, commercial and institutional sectors. The company also offers banking products and services as well as risk management services. General insurance products cover motor, property, marine, accidents, engineering and contractors, bond, HCPI, oil and gas, guarantees and indemnities and occupier’s liability insurance. Commercial and institutional products cover all risks associated with the hospitality, construction, logistics, capital markets and real estate sectors as well as financial coverage for accidents, theft, vandalism and motor vehicle collisions. Universal Insurance Company Plc receives reinsurance support from Swiss Reinsurance Company of Zurich. Established in 1961 and formerly known as the Universal Insurance Company Limited (UNISURE), the company changed its name to Universal Insurance Company following its amalgamation with United Trust Assurance Company Limited, Oriental Insurance Company Limited and African Safety Insurance Company Limited. Universal Insurance Plc has operations across the country in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Universal Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Warren Buffett’s move to stockpile cash now looks like a masterstroke

July 5, 2021 0 Comments

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Warren Buffett’s move to stockpile cash now looks like a masterstroke Late last year, it came to light that Warren Buffett – who’s widely regarded as the greatest investor of all time – was stockpiling cash. At the time, the legendary investor, who’s built up a $70bn fortune from stocks, was receiving criticism for hoarding cash. Many analysts argued he should be plowing that capital back into the market.It’s a different story today, however. With the stock market having crashed spectacularly over the last month, Buffett’s move to stockpile cash last year now looks like an absolute masterstroke.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…Warren Buffett’s enormous cash pileI wrote about Buffett’s huge cash pile in an article in November. Back then his company, Berkshire Hathaway, had just released its third-quarter results. The results had shown Buffett had a record £128bn in cash and short-term investments at the end of September. That’s an enormous amount to have sitting on the sidelines.At the time, Wall Street analysts were questioning the logic behind holding so much cash. For example, analysts at UBS said: “We remain surprised that the company has not been more aggressive with share repurchases.” Meanwhile, analysts at CFRA said: “We don’t have a clear sense of Berkshire’s acquisition or capital allocation strategy.” Looking back now though, Buffett knew exactly what he was doing. Clearly, he wasn’t seeing many buying opportunities due to the fact that stocks had had a great run and valuations were high.“Prices are sky-high for businesses possessing decent long-term prospects,” he said in a 2018 letter to investors. So he was waiting patiently for a more attractive entry point.Today, that move to stockpile cash looks like a stroke of genius. I’ll point out I said it was a “very smart move” back in November. Valuations are now much lower than they were late last year and Buffett has a huge amount of firepower at his disposal. This means he’ll be able to take advantage of the bargains on offer.The takeawayThere’s a great lesson to be learnt from Buffett here and that’s you don’t have to be fully invested at all times. If the market has had a strong run and/or you’re not seeing many compelling buying opportunities, there’s nothing wrong with stockpiling cash and waiting for a more attractive entry point. You shouldn’t buy stocks for the sake of it. Quite often, novice investors pile all their capital into the market, believing this is the best way to maximise returns. This strategy can backfire in a stock market crash. There’s nothing more frustrating than seeing the market drop 30%, and not being able to take advantage of the lower share prices on offer.Having a little bit of cash on the sidelines is always a good move, in my opinion. That’s particularly so if the stock market has had a strong run and valuations are high. That’s because dry powder gives you powerful options in the event that share prices fall and amazing buying opportunities emerge.Those who, like Buffett, have cash ready to deploy now while share prices are low, are certainly in a good position. Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Marites (Tess) N. Sison named as editor of Canada’s Anglican…

June 20, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion, Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Marites (Tess) N. Sison named as editor of Canada’s Anglican Journal Cathedral Dean Boise, IDcenter_img Featured Events Marites (Tess) Sison, senior staff writer, has been appointed editor of the Anglican Journal. She brings almost three decades of professional journalism to her new role. Photo: Saskia Rowley[Anglican Journal] Marites (Tess) N. Sison has been appointed editor of the 139-year-old Anglican Journal. She moves to the editorship from her longstanding position as senior writer, taking the helm from Archdeacon Paul Feheley, who has served as interim managing editor since January 2013.A graduate in mass communications at the University of the Philippines in Manila, Sison brings almost three decades of professional journalism to her new role. Her work includes contributions to The New York Times, the Toronto Star and CBC Radio. Since joining the editorial staff of the Anglican Journal in 2003, she has received 28 awards for writing and photography. As skilled in digital communications as she is in the printed word, Sison has also played a pivotal part in developing and managing the newspaper’s online strategies and social media platforms.“Tess has a long and very positive history with the Journal, but that’s only a small part of what made her stand out. She also has a strong vision for the future of the paper, website and social media,” said the Ven. Dr. Michael Thompson, general secretary and interim director of communications of the Anglican Church of Canada. “And she sees the Journal as a ministry that serves the church and strengthens our sense of mission.”In her 11 years on staff, Sison, 49, has reported news and crafted features on a wide array of topics in religion, human rights, humanitarian crises and social justice—from the tiniest local congregations to the farthest-flung reaches of the Anglican Communion. But she is perhaps best known recently for her insightful, painstaking and drill-down coverage of Canadian aboriginal issues, including the Indian residential schools tragedy and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.“Tess’s coverage has always been sensitive, probing and fair—especially on indigenous issues,” said Bishop Mark MacDonald, the church’s national indigenous bishop. “She has not only depicted the concerns of Indigenous peoples accurately, but she has also helped the whole church to see realities that have often been hidden in plain sight. It will be good to have her skill and art helping us see the world.”The editors of the diocesan newspapers also expressed their approval. “This is a great step forward for the Journal and for the church to have acknowledged Tess’s talents and dedication lo these many years,” said Tim Christison, editor of The Sower in the diocese of Calgary. “Her professionalism and life experience will serve us all well as the Journal and church journalism continue to evolve. We are blessed that she is willing to take on the challenges while maintaining her high standards.”Poised to step into her new role, Sison shared her editorial hopes for the future. “As the church goes through an epochal shift, I would like the Journal to review its mission and vision to see whether it responds to today’s needs and challenges,” she said. “As editor, I would like to see the Journal go beyond reporting on church governance issues and events and also tackle issues and questions about faith, ethics, religion, spirituality, social issues and, yes, everyday living.”Sison also plans to strengthen the newspaper’s relationship with Church House, bishops and dioceses, diocesan newspaper editors and Anglicans across Canada. “I would like the Journal to be out there on the ground and on the road, gathering stories that offer encouragement and hope, provoke deep thought and inspire positive change and capture the challenges as well as the courage, dynamism and goodness of those who have dedicated their lives to God’s plan.”Yet she remains aware of the need for journalistic integrity and objectivity, vowing to uphold the paper’s editorial independence and continue its role of informing and challenging readers.Sison is also mindful of the editor’s crucial role in developing new writers. “I would like to help train the next generation of religious journalists through a mentorship program for young Anglicans and Lutherans,” she said. “I would also like to add more value to our website, and we will embark on more multimedia projects in the coming months. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY People Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By Diana SwiftPosted Jul 16, 2014 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS last_img read more

Help feed hungry kids by eating a free meal

June 19, 2021 0 Comments

first_img EINSTEIN BROS. ® BAGELS LAUNCHES NO KID HUNGRY® PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW FRESH CRACKED EGG SANDWICHES AND FREE MEAL GIVEAWAYTo aid in the fight against America’s childhood hunger epidemic, Einstein Bros. ® Bagels has joined forces with No Kid Hungry. On Tuesday, Aug. 16, Einstein’s will offer its customers a FREE all new, fresh cracked egg sandwich and for each sandwich given, Einstein’s will donate a meal to a child in need.“Einstein Bros has set a goal of raising 1 million meals to fight a crisis that threatens our nation’s future,” said Alex Sterling, Einstein Bros. Bagels director of communications. “The FREE MEAL day allows our guests a chance to join the effort in a meaningful way, and Einstein’s has sweetened the deal by offering our new line of signature fresh cracked egg sandwiches at no charge.”The full list includes:FARMHOUSE (new): Fresh-Cracked Eggs, Applewood Bacon, Smoked Ham, Country Pepper Shmear and Cheddar Cheese on a Cheesy Hash Brown Gourmet BagelCHORIZO SUNRISE (new): Fresh-Cracked Eggs, Chorizo, Avocado, Jalapeño Salsa Shmear and Pepper Jack Cheese on a Fresh-Baked Green Chile Gourmet BagelFRENCH TOAST EGG: Fresh-Cracked Eggs, Applewood Bacon, Maple Shmear and Cheddar Cheese on a Fresh-Baked French Toast Bagel“We are thrilled to partner with Einstein Brothers Bagels this August,” said Billy Shore, founder and CEO of Share Our Strength, the nonprofit behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. “Our partners are critical to the mission of No Kid Hungry, allowing us to expand our work connecting kids to nutritious food where they live, learn and play. Promotions like these not only raise funds but also awareness of the problem of childhood hunger in this country and what we are doing to solve it.”Those interested in showing their support and trying one of the new gourmet sandwiches can download their free coupon at then visit any of the participating Einstein Bros. Bagels U.S. locations to enjoy a free egg sandwich with purchase. To learn more about No Kid Hungry visit Please enter your comment! Previous articleSend Children Back to School Protected from Serious DiseasesNext articleState Rep Sullivan Schedules Apopka Office Hours Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

Easter falls on a Sunday this Year?

June 19, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gymrat Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter April 1, 2018 at 12:17 am TAGSEasterThe VOICE of Inspiration Previous articleEaster: A case for the resurrection of JesusNext articleThe best news of the week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The VOICE of InspirationBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceA few years ago, I worked at a sales office with about 50 employees. They were good people, mostly Christians, but not too many churchgoers among them.I remember a sales associate named Michelle. She was a young mom with two kids. It was about a week from Easter, and she was discussing her children’s holiday plans.“They have the entire week off, and then they go back to school the following Monday,” I recall her saying. “So I guess that means Easter falls on a Sunday this year.”I thought she was joking, but she wasn’t.Michelle was a good mother, and a good person, but religion was not on her radar. She was not anti-Christian or anti-anything for that matter… just a single mom focused on her kids and making ends meet. She talked about Easter egg hunts, Easter baskets and the parties she was invited to on Easter Sunday.Michelle is someone you would want to visit your church, but how would she be treated if she did? Would she be loved, served and blessed? Or would she be judged, preached at and evangelized?A few days ago I was at a coffee shop with a few friends, and members of my church.A retired pastor that some in the group knew walked past. One of us said “hello” to him. He kind of frowned but said hello back. Then he opened the door about halfway and in a stoic tone said this:“It’s not about chickens and it’s not about bunny rabbits, it’s about the Lord Jesus Christ sacrificing his life for us.”Then he went inside and ordered a mocha latte.My first thought was to repeat Michelle’s infamous question to the pastor… “Does Easter fall on a Sunday this year?” Instead, I pondered the contrasting comments of Michelle and Pastor Latte. Then I wondered how welcome she would feel if the first contact with a Jesus follower was to say those preachy words? Would she nod in stunned agreement and look for the nearest exit? Would her children be uncomfortable after being told their Easter basket full of candy and chocolate eggs was disrespectful to Jesus?Sometimes Christians believe that if they don’t stand strong for Jesus, He will be forgotten… that we must take on the secular forces at work to marginalize our religion.I say we go out into the world and take care of those already marginalized, needy and in pain. Allow God to work through us, and leave it to God to continue speaking to the world.And believe me, He will never be forgotten.Jesus spent a little over 30 years on earth about 2,000 years ago, yet he is still the most talked about person in history. Even nature itself remembers His sacrifice. Every spring and Easter, it honors His resurrection with rebirth and renewal of its own.Lilies appear from the ground as if by magic. One day it’s an underground and forgotten bulb, the next day, it’s the featured flower in the garden. In New Smyrna Beach, white moths suddenly appear by the thousands on or around Easter every year. The entire town is transformed into a natural show of rebirth.Spring is a time of renewal. Flowers bloom. Snow melts. The earth is reborn.And Jesus is remembered. Every Easter God rewrites Genesis 1.Easter is a celebration of the greatest event in human history. There should be Easter baskets, Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, fireworks, parties; games and anything else people want to celebrate with.If the gospels are a true account of the manner in which Jesus walked the earth, then my guess is he would enjoy his time with Michelle and her children more than he would the reverent Pastor Latte. He would want to attend the parties, eat, drink and spend time with friends no matter where they are in their journey.In honor of Jesus and his incredible sacrifice, let’s open our doors and love, serve and bless the visitors to our churches this Easter. Lord knows there will be lots of them! Reply I agree. Not sure why people are marginalized in church…by the ones who are there to specifically serve. Makes me nuts, but who am I to judge? Clearly we are all in church for the same thing. I love that sign that reads, “church is not a museum for saints, but a hospital for sinners.” Amen and praise God for that. One final thought: why do preachers shout when God only whispers? UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

BBC to host Big Night In for Comic Relief & Children in Need

June 16, 2021 0 Comments

first_img 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 BBC to host Big Night In for Comic Relief & Children in Need AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20  698 total views,  5 views today The BBC is hosting a special fundraising event to raise funds for its biggest charity partners, BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief and their work supporting those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.The special night of programming, The Big Night In, will be on BBC One on Thursday 23 April from 7-10pm and will see BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief come together for the very first time for a special night of television.The live show, produced by BBC Studios Entertainment, will offer entertainment whilst also celebrating and rewarding those going the extra mile to support their communities during the current crisis.It will feature some of the country’s favourite famous faces as well as surprises, ‘money can’t buy’ prizes, and live music performances from artists’ homes. “Throughout this extraordinary time the kindness and community spirit of people across the country has been outstanding. The Big Night In is the perfect opportunity to praise the heroes who are caring for us, feeding us, and lifting our spirits as we continue to help people most in need.” Tagged with: BBC Children in Need Comic Relief COVID-19 TV  699 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Funds raised on the night will be split equally between BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief to provide essential support to local charities, projects and programmes across the UK to help those most in need. This funding will provide vital emergency support to ensure vulnerable people of all ages are safe, warm and fed, and will also ensure that they are able to continue to learn, and stay connected in order to combat isolation and loneliness.Simon Antrobus, Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need, commented:“These are challenging times for all of us, and the pandemic will have a significant impact on the most vulnerable people in our society. The Big Night In will offer the chance for everyone to (virtually) get together to celebrate the kindness and heroism of those making a real difference in their communities, and to support people across the UK who need our help now more than ever.”Ruth Davison, Chief Executive of Comic Relief, added: Advertisement Melanie May | 8 April 2020 | Newslast_img read more

RSF urges politicians to respect press freedom in the UK general election campaign

June 12, 2021 0 Comments

first_img November 18, 2016 Find out more Help by sharing this information United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Freedom of expression Parliament passes most extreme surveillance law in UK history RSF_en On 2 May, local journalists reported that they were shut in a room and prohibited from filming Theresa May’s campaign event at a factory in Cornwall. The county’s biggest news website, Cornwall Live, stated that its reporters were only permitted to ask two questions, and were then held in a separate room to prevent them from filming the event. May’s campaign has also been criticised for heavily stage-managing campaign events and taking questions only from pre-arranged lists of journalists.On 9 May, BuzzFeed News revealed that its reporters have been denied access to Labour party campaign events following BuzzFeed’s publication of an interview with party leader Jeremy Corbyn in which he stated he would “stay leader of this party” regardless of the election results. BuzzFeed reported that Corbyn’s team had stated the news site’s access to Corbyn would be limited for the remainder of the campaign period.Both May and Corbyn have refused to take part in televised debates in the campaign period. ITV has announced that it will proceed with its “Leaders’ Debate” despite May and Corbyn indicating they will not participate, whilst the BBC has stated only that it will air a debate with “senior figures from seven parties”.“The hostile treatment of journalists by the Conservative and Labour campaigns is troubling, as is May and Corbyn’s refusal to participate in televised debates. Preventing journalists from doing their jobs in turn restricts the public’s right to access information, and impedes the democratic process. We urge all candidates to respect press freedom in their campaigning, and act in the interest of transparency and accountability”, said Rebecca Vincent, RSF UK Bureau Director.The campaign-period restrictions take place against the backdrop of a broader trend of concerning moves against press freedom in the UK – including the adoption of the menacing Investigatory Powers Act and the alarming Law Commission proposal for a new ‘Espionage Act’ – that resulted in the UK dropping to 40th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index.Press contact: Rebecca Vincent at [email protected] or +44 (0)7583 137751 to go further May 3, 2017 Find out more News Follow the news on United Kingdom Receive email alerts United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Freedom of expression April 26, 2017 Find out more In the weeks since the announcement that the UK will hold a snap general election on 8 June, the campaign period has been marked by a number of worrying moves to restrict the press. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for all candidates to respect press freedom in their campaigning. May 11, 2017 – Updated on June 30, 2017 RSF urges politicians to respect press freedom in the UK general election campaign Free expression groups call for public interest defence in UK official secrets laws Organisation News Worrying moves under May’s leadership lead to dropped UK ranking in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index News Newslast_img read more