The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgThe Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileThe Bee Equity Partners Limited (formerly Forward Investment and Development Enterprises Limited) operates as a private equity firm that is involved in small to medium enterprise investments. The company also offers financial solutions for entrepreneurs in Mauritius. The company’s segments include stone crushing, block making and investment activities. The Bee Equity Partners Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

New open Microsoft-based CRM/MRM system for charity sector

first_img Tagged with: Individual giving Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. New open Microsoft-based CRM/MRM system for charity sector  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Centrepoint say that the product is “a fully scaleable application that can accommodate organisations with 100 to 10 million members.”eTarget will be offered both as a traditional on-site server application and as an application service provider (ASP) service from a data centre. Centrepoint Computer Services will next month launch its eTarget® product, an open customer/membership relationship managment system for the charity sector based on Microsoft’s Smart Client® and .Net technologies. Designed specifically for both office and remote working, Centrpoint claim this is the first product of its kind for the UK charity sector.eTarget’s open architecture uses XML and Web Services to allow charities to integrate membership data with websites, partner organisations and other systems “in a controlled and secure manner”.The company developed the membership database based on feedback from charities that said they were finding their current ‘closed’ membership solutions were preventing them from exploiting the commercial opportunities offered by commercial partnerships with other organisations and web interaction with their membership. Advertisement Howard Lake | 17 October 2005 | Newslast_img read more

The Met Office chooses WaterAid as its corporate charity

first_imgRob Varley, Operations and Services Director at the Met Office, said: “We’re really pleased to be supporting WaterAid as our chosen charity. Access to clean water is something we take for granted in the UK, so it’s very encouraging that Met Office employees want to make a difference for the 1 in 8 people around the world who don’t share this luxury.”One fundraising idea has already been introduced: staff are invited to leave any unwanted fruit, vegetables and books on a ‘sharing table’ for anyone to take in return for a donation to WaterAid. It raised nearly £500 in its first month. Howard Lake | 24 November 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Met Office chooses WaterAid as its corporate charity The Met Office has chosen WaterAid as its corporate charity to support over the next three years.It chose the charity from over 30 applications which was reduced to a shortlist of three – WaterAid, Shelterbox and Computer Aid International. An online vote by staff was won by WaterAid with half of all votes cast.ShelterBox had been the Met Office’s previous corporate charity partner since 2009. Advertisementcenter_img  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year corporate About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Who’s moving? New Fundraising Directors for Breast Cancer Haven & Starlight Children’s Foundation

first_imgWho’s moving? New Fundraising Directors for Breast Cancer Haven & Starlight Children’s Foundation Lindsey Cape joins Breast Cancer Haven as Fundraising DirectorBreast Cancer Haven has appointed Lindsey Cape as Fundraising Director. Cape joins the charity from FareShare, where she has been the Head of Fundraising since September 2017. Under her leadership, FareShare gained a number of multi-year partnerships and voluntary income grew from £3.2m to £9.3m. She also oversaw The Daily Telegraph’s Christmas Appeal in 2018. Cape has 12 years’ experience in the fundraising sector, having previously worked with Sparks Charity, Outward Bound Trust, and Kids. Prior to joining FareShare, Lindsey worked with Macmillan Cancer Support – first as a Fundraising Manager and then as an Area Fundraising Manager – where she was a member of the regional fundraising leadership team in London and the South East. New CEOs for Comic Relief and BHF, the appointment of Remember A Charity’s next Chair, a new Executive Director of Fundraising & Marketing for Cancer Research UK, and Fundraising Directors for Breast Cancer Haven and Starlight Children’s Foundation are among the latest charity mover news. Melanie May | 13 November 2019 | News Cancer Research UK appoints Executive Director of Fundraising & MarketingCancer Research UK has appointed Philip Almond as Executive Director of Fundraising and Marketing. Almond will be responsible for leading the charity’s brand, marketing and mass fundraising teams, including events and campaigns such as Race for Life and Stand Up To Cancer, as well as legacies and the charity’s chain of 600 high street shops.  He will also focus on how the charity builds long-term relationships with its volunteers and donors. Almond brings a wealth of marketing experience to the charity.  He spent six years at the BBC as chief marketing officer, and prior to that worked at Diageo for 17 years. Most recently he has founded and run his own marketing and coaching consultancy. Allan Freeman joins Remember A Charity as ChairRemember A Charity has announced the appointment of fundraising specialist Allan Freeman as Chair of the campaign. With responsibility for guiding the 200-strong coalition of charities to meet its goal of making legacy giving a social norm, Freeman takes up the voluntary role with immediate effect. Freeman picks up the reins from interim chair Craig Fordham and former Chair Alex McDowell, who stepped down in December 2018.  Both Fordham and McDowell remain on the Executive Committee, together with Fi Riley, Head of Legacy Marketing at British Heart Foundation and Clare Moore, Director of Legacies at Cancer Research UK. The board will continue to work closely with Remember A Charity’s staff team, led by Director Rob Cope. Alex Reid appointed new Comic Relief CEOAlex Reid is leaving the Gates Foundation after ten years to take up the role of CEO at Comic Relief. Reid will be responsible for leading Sport Relief and Red Nose Day, and year round fundraising activity. Reid is currently Head of Global Campaigns at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, leading the Goalkeepers initiative focused on accelerating progress on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. She has previously served as a Trustee to Comic Relief and is set to start on Monday 2 March 2020 ahead of Sport Relief on 13 March 2020. Liz Warner, the current Chief Executive will leave Comic Relief to work in social enterprise at the end of November after three years at the helm. Ruth Davison, the Impact and Investment Executive Director, will act as Interim CEO. New Director of Fundraising & Marketing for Starlight Children’s FoundationStarlight Children’s Foundation has appointed two new senior positions to drive forward growth in income to support new services. Sarah Woods has been appointed as Director of Fundraising & Marketing. Having led on many multi-strand Comic Relief campaigns, Woods brings 15 years’ experience of delivering successful marketing campaigns to support fundraising initiatives to raise millions of pounds. Sam Butler has been hired as Head of Public Fundraising, bringing experience from St John Ambulance and the Tibet Relief Fund. The newly established team will focus on promoting social and digital fundraising ideas, tools and platforms as well as the more established strengths of Starlight in corporate, events and Individual Giving. WaterAid welcomes four new TrusteesWaterAid has welcomed four new Trustees following their appointment at the charity’s Annual General Meeting in London on 11 October. The new Trustees are Alyson Clark; Harpinder Collacott; Guido Schmidt Traub; and Hilary Wild. Those retiring are Anna Segall and Peter Newman. Clark is currently the General Counsel for GE Renewable Energy. Collacott has led Development Initiatives, an organisation providing data-driven analysis to support poverty eradication, as Executive Director since 2015 and is also a Trustee of BOND. Traub is Executive Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and Wild is a is a chartered accountant whose prior appointments include roles with the World Agroforestry Centre UNESCO and senior positions in World Health Organisation, UNICEF and Kleinwort Benson.  594 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Tagged with: Charity People Recruitment / people Robin Boles to retire as CEO of In Kind DirectAfter 22 years at the helm, Robin Boles, the founding CEO of In Kind Direct will be retiring from her position in December 2019. The charity, which was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1997 has supported 10,000 charities around the UK and works with 1,200 donor companies. Boles’s successor will be announced later this month. With her in-depth knowledge of the finance function, business strategy, legal matters, governance, operational business and e-commerce expertise, Boles will be looking to take on a couple of commercial, non-executive positions in London or Scotland. She will also work with consultancies as a senior advisor and subject matter expert on ethical and sustainable business practices. 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.  593 total views,  2 views today BHF appoints Dr Charmaine Griffiths as CEODr Charmaine Griffiths will return as BHF‘s new Chief Executive in February 2020. Griffiths is a former Executive Director of Strategy & Performance at the charity and led the development of its previous strategy, winning the Best Strategic Transformation category at the Chief Strategy Officer Awards 2014. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer at the Institute of Cancer Research where she has a range of strategic and operational responsibilities. Her non-executive experience includes roles at the Human Tissue Authority, the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Brain Research UK and the Cranfield Trust.  Kate Sayer appointed as new Bond Board ChairKate Sayer has been appointed as Bond’s new Board Chair and will be starting in mid-November for the start of a 3-year term. Kate Sayer succeeds Caroline Nursey who took over as Chair in 2017. Sayer was previously a partner at charity auditors Sayer Vincent. Since retiring from audit, Kate has a portfolio of consultancy clients, including some INGOs, and particularly works with organisations to develop their approaches to risk management and decision-making. Kate is also a visiting lecturer at Cass Business School and a trustee of the Association of Chairs as well as a non-executive Director of Charity Bank.last_img read more

Maduro government is resilient — so what next for U.S. strategy?

first_imgOriginal published on pagina12.com.ar on April 10. Translated by Michael Otto.The assault was supposed to be short — Maduro’s government would be unable to resist. Based on this certainty, the United States government unleashed a strategy to overthrow [the Bolivarian government].Washington put up Juan Guaidó as President 2.0, provided him with a fictional government, international recognition and an elaborate narrative articulated by the mass media, and fast-tracked economic sanctions at different levels. Lining up all these ducks in a row was supposed to produce results, until a forced negotiation or a resignation [of the current Venezuelan government] took place.Chavista rally on April 6 outside Miraflores PalaceThree coup failures in resilient VenezuelaEvents failed to follow the script. The first and foremost step was to be the breakdown of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), a necessary core element. In the attempt to succeed, a series of tactics were put into play from internal conspiracy by offering dollars, visas and guarantees [to deserting soldiers] to the lurking threat of possible U.S. intervention. There was a mix of bluff — i.e., an empty pistol pointed at the head — combined with precise target dates for attempting to break the FANB, as was the case on Feb. 23.  But [the U.S. and co-conspirators] failed to pull this off.The second event that was supposed to take place, with less room for precision in its scope, was massive support for Guaidó in the streets. His rhetoric asserts that 90 percent of the population supports him. But images from Jan. 23 — the day of his self-nomination, recognized by a Donald Trump tweet — showed his ability to mobilize this support had lost momentum. One of reasons for his [inability] is a crisis of expectation since [Guaidó’s] promised immediate result failed to materialize. Another is that the artificial fabrication in the mass media and in the world of diplomacy never reached beyond the historical social base of the right wing [which is set apart from the popular masses] by class difference, by geography and by material living conditions, idiosyncrasies and fantasies. The current opposition looks too much like the opposition always did.The most favorable scenario for disruption was through the attempt to provoke the popular masses and drive them into the streets against the government by [electrical] power cuts and the consequent lack of water. But on this third point, the result [for Guaidó] was also not the one expected [by the U.S.]: The overwhelming image [from Venezuela] was that of a vast number of people seeking to solve problems, individually and collectively, together with the government. The protests, driven almost entirely by the reactionary opposition, were small and without the capacity to spread. Results of U.S. miscalculationNew results are produced from these developments. The crisis of expectations is due, for example, to the fact that the FANB has remained intact, that Guaidó speaks of an immediate result that never happens, with the conclusion that when none of the three results occur, the only thing left [for the reactionary opposition] is to call for international intervention led by the United States. In turn, that interventionist narrative alienates those who might otherwise see in Guaidó’s proposal an alternative to the current political and economic situation. Summoning a majority to support an international intervention encounters obvious obstacles.The overthrow of Maduro seems impossible in regard to the balance of forces inside Venezuela. It has been demonstrated that a military assault will not be short-lived and that Chavismo, which is more than merely a government, is in a position to resist.If [the situation] were merely a national affair, Guaidó would continue losing strength until he joined the list of opposition leaders branded by the weight of defeat. The problem is that this new attempted coup d’état was armed to a point of no return — a facade of a parallel government made in the U.S, later recognized by the European Union, Britain, Israel, Canada and right-wing governments of Latin America. What is to be done with Guaidó if the plan does not yield results because of the initial miscalculation?The question is, in fact, about the U.S., its current administration of the Donald Trump-neoconservative combination and what is called the “deep state,” i.e., the invisible power structure that constitutes and guarantees U.S. strategic development in [global] geopolitical struggle [by the  imperialist state and its repressive apparatus.]A defeat in Venezuela would be blamed on this administration, which is in a pre-election period, and would be twofold: Maduro [would] stay in office, [showing the U.S.] inability to bring a key element in Latin America into alignment with the U.S. [goals], and, second, all the implications [of this on] the international arena.U.S. neo-cons start international ployThe [significance of] the latter has gained particular strength in recent days, expressed in the voices and tweets of different U.S. spokespersons, such as U.S. Special Envoy for Venezuela Elliot Abrams, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton and Craig Faller, head of the U.S. Army’s Southern Command. Their various statements have shaped a narrative that places Venezuela as the base of operations for Russia, Iran, Cuba and China. They [narrate] Maduro’s government as subordinate to each of those states and their respective intelligence services, particularly the first three.  The U.S. has announced the next steps in the construction of that scenario. Pompeo will go to Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Colombia, and Abrams to Spain and Portugal. [The U.S.] has convened a third meeting of the United Nations Security Council to address the issue of Venezuela. The objectives for each of the visits have not been announced, although it is possible to foresee that there will be a private and a public dimension to the agreements. The second step could be to move forward on what appears to be a U.S. objective: to declare the Venezuelan government a transnational criminal organization and to label the “collectives” — a Chavista form of people’s organization — as terrorist groups. Bolton said they “undermine the Constitution and the territorial integrity of Venezuela.” Each of these elements gives rise to possible new actions.That [U.S.] increase in pressure, blockades and isolation does not yet raise the possibility of military intervention beyond the rhetoric of “all options are on the table.” Abrams himself once again put that idea aside on April 4. How then does [the U.S.] plan an escalation to achieve the desired outcome with the sum of these actions? The U.S. has to define pathways, operational capabilities in the territory and internal and diplomatic agreements. With regard to the latter, the European Union’s position on the matter, in the voice of Federica Mogherini, maintains that “the ground must be prepared for free and transparent presidential elections to be held as soon as possible.” [Mogherini is High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.]Would the U.S. be willing to pursue a negotiated outcome possibly leaving Maduro in office? At the moment the U.S. doesn’t appear to be interested, nor will they admit defeat in Venezuela, which would be geopolitical … The U.N. Security Council meeting [convened by the U.S.] to address Venezuela will be held April 11. The right wing, for its part, has called for protests. The picture is still in motion.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Wymer preserves another TCU victory to end Louisville’s season

first_imgGarrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU reliever Sean Wymer pitches against Louisville in a 4-3 win in an elimination game. (Photo by Sam Bruton) Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter + posts Linkedin Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Linkedin printHorned Frog reliever Sean Wymer does it again for TCU, locking down the final 4.1 innings of a 4-3 elimination game triumph in the College World Series.The Frogs eliminated the Louisville Cardinals and continue their season for at least another day as they now face Florida in another elimination game.Head coach Jim Schlossnagle praised Wymer’s efforts at a press conference following the Thursday game.“Obviously the story tonight is Sean and how well he pitched out of the bullpen for us,” Schlossnagle said.Wymer entered the game in the fifth inning with TCU leading Louisville by a run and needing to retire Dick Howser Trophy winner and the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft Brendan McKay, with the tying run in scoring position and the go-ahead run at first base. He struck him out.“His poise is like no other, and he’s at his best all the time,” right fielder Austen Wade said of Wymer. “He was dominant tonight, and it was fun playing behind him.”McKay stepped up to the plate once again in the eighth inning with the tying run at first base. He had already crushed a home run off starter Nick Lodolo to deep right-center field. The Cardinals’ pinch runner Ryan Summers was picked off by Horned Frog catcher Evan Skoug, turning McKay into just the tying run, but Wymer put him away swinging on a 3-2 count to end the eighth, maintaining the one-run advantage. Wymer finished the game allowing just two hits and striking out five Cardinals on 57 pitches, earning the winning decision. He retired 12 of the 14 hitters that he faced.“He just commanded the zone really well, and he could get ahead with pitcher’s pitches, strikes that hitters don’t want to swing at or just are well located and a hitter can’t pull the trigger on it,” Louisville first baseman Brendan McKay said of Wymer. “Then he coupled that with some great off-speed that had some good action, and he kept it down in the zone fairly well.”TCU first baseman Connor Wanhanen, a teammate of Wymer’s at Flower Mound High School, said Wymer has taken his game to another level.“He looks like a completely different guy out there, and just watching him out there, it’s like a machine at work,” Wanhanen said.Schlossnagle said “a lot of credit” should go TCU pitching coach Kirk Saarloos for Wymer’s development.“In the fall Kirk dropped his arm angle just a little but, and that’s allowed him to command his fastball more,” Schlossnagle said. “He had a different breaking ball, it’s a curveball, shorter, tighter than the true overhand breaking ball that he used to throw, and his change has really come on in just the last three weeks.Thursday’s contest began as a classic pitcher’s duel between two left-handed, freshman All-Americans named Nick. TCU’s Nick Lodolo retired the first six Cardinals that he faced, and Louisville’s Nick Bennett retired the first five batters that he faced.With two outs in the bottom of the second, Bennett unraveled, and the Horned Frog lineup came to life. Third baseman Elliott Barzilli singled and then stole both second and third base. First baseman Connor Wanhanen doubled to drive in Barzilli, left fielder Josh Watson was hit by a pitch and then Watson and Wanhanen stole second and third respectively. Both runners scored on shortstop and Omaha native Ryan Merrill’s single, and Merrill advanced to second on the throw to home plate where Watson narrowly avoided Louisville catcher Colby Fitch’s glove, sneaking his hand underneath the tag to tap the corner of home plate.First baseman Connor Wanhanen celebrates his RBI double in the second inning of a 4-3 victory over Louisville. (Photo by Sam Bruton)The bottom half of TCU’s order, the catalyst for the big second inning, finished the game accounting for three of the Horned Frog’s four runs.Wade, the TCU leadoff man, singled in Merrill from second to stretch the Horned Frog lead to 4-0 after the Cardinals replaced Bennett with reliever Adam Wolf.“I got an opportunity to jump on a fastball, and I was able to stay on it and put together a good swing,” Wade said.Schlossnagle said the key to the four runs that inning was his team’s base running.“If we don’t steal those bases, then Merrill’s hit only scores one run instead of two,”  Schlossnagle said. “Base running for us is a huge part of our offense.”With those four stolen bases, TCU tied the College World Series record for most stolen bases in one inning. Louisiana-Lafayette had four during the 5th inning against Clemson on June 14, 2000.Lodolo would eventually run into trouble, surrendering a run in the third and leadoff home runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Reliever Cal Coughlin would enter the game in the fifth after Lodolo allowed the second Cardinal home run to center fielder Logan Taylor, and he would pitch two-thirds of a scoreless frame. Wymer took it from there. Lodolo finished with a no-decision after four innings of three-run baseball, allowing five hits, walking and striking out a batter on 58 pitches. Coughlin pitched a scoreless two-thirds of an inning, walking one batter on 11 pitches.Up next for the Horned Frogs is a rematch with the Florida Gators Friday night. TCU will send senior right-hander Mitchell Traver to the mound. So far he’s pitching his best baseball of the season, allowing just three runs in his last three starts across 18.2 innings. Traver has struck out 21 batters and walked only four throughout that stretch.Friday’s first pitch for TCU’s national semifinal matchup with Florida is set for 7 Friday night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. Twitter Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Garrett Podell Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Previous articleTCU to start Lodolo on the mound in CWS elimination gameNext articleTCU offense explodes for nine runs to topple Florida Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Government drops plan to toughen libel laws

first_img April 21, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan January 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Help by sharing this information RSF_en August 17, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government drops plan to toughen libel laws Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder PakistanAsia – Pacific Dear Honourable Members of the National Assembly,Reporters Without Borders, an international organisation that defends press freedom, would like to draw your attention to a governmental bill (the Defamation Amendment Act 2004) that was submitted to you on 29 July. We call on you to reject this amendment, which will come up for vote in the coming days.This bill would amend the Defamation Ordinance 2002 and sections 499 to 502 of the criminal code, increasing the penalties for persons found guilty of defamation. It proposes a penalty of one year in prison and a fine of up to 300,000 rupees (4,500 dollars), instead of three months in prison and 50,000 rupees (900 dollars), as is currently the case. These penalties are clearly excessive and violate free expression.While it is legitimate for every country to sanction libel and slander, the punishments imposed must respect the principle of proportionality and should under no circumstances result in a year’s imprisonment.The penalties proposed in this bill disregard international standards on free expression, according to which imprisonment for offences such as libel, insult or disrespect for a head of state “constitutes a serious violation of human rights” (report issued on 18 January 2000 by the United Nations special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Abid Hussain).The promulgation of the Defamation Ordinance 2002 already constituted a serious violation of free expression in Pakistan. This law states that any publication or circulation of false information, made orally or in writing or by image, that insults a person’s reputation may be regarded as defamation. It calls for sanctions against the editor, managing editor, journalist and distributor of the media that carried the defamation.For these reasons, Honourable Members, we urge you as guarantors of Pakistan’s fundamental rights, to reject this amendment which is contrary to democratic principles.Yours truly,Robert MénardSecretary-General Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more News PakistanAsia – Pacific to go further News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the Pakistani government’s decision to drop its plan to increase penalties for libel, including up to a year’s imprisonment instead of the present three months.The final version of an amendment to the Defamation Ordinance 2002 published on 13 July did not contain the earlier-proposed heavier jail sentence and new fines of up to 300,000 rupees ($4,500).The worldwide press freedom organisation however condemned the 2002 law, which remains in force, stressing that any imprisonment for libel was excessive punishment________________________________________________________17.08.2004Bill to increase penalties for defamation Reporters Without Borders urges legislators to vote against a governmental bill that could aggravate the repression of journalists by raising the penalty for defamation to a year in prison.Honourable Members, National Assembly of Pakistan, Islamabad, PakistanParis, 11 August 2004last_img read more

Search for missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth intensifies

first_imgWoodland Park Police Department(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) — The search for a young Colorado mother who vanished on Thanksgiving Day is intensifying with local police enlisting help from law enforcement nationwide and worried loved ones asking for prayers that she be found safely.Kelsey Berreth, 29, a pilot and the mother of a 1-year-old girl, was last seen at a Safeway supermarket on Thanksgiving near her home in Woodland Park, police said.After she disappeared, Berreth’s cell phone pinged in Gooding, Idaho, more than 700 miles from where she vanished, Cmdr. Chris Adams of the Woodland Park Police Department told ABC News’ “Good Morning America” on Sunday.“It makes us wonder what she’s doing up there, or what the phone is, potentially, because she may not be there,” Adams said. Berreth’s worried loved ones described her as a “responsible” and “grounded” woman, who wouldn’t just leave her child without some sort of explanation.“I just want her to come home,” her brother-in-law, Brendan Kindle, told ABC News. “I find myself calling her quite often and her phone just goes to voicemail.”Police searched Berreth’s house for clues and found her suitcases, makeup, and vehicles all untouched.“After arriving at Kelsey’s house … and combing through things, we know 1 thing [is] certain, Kelsey did not pack to go anywhere,” her brother, Clint Berreth, wrote on Facebook.The FBI is now assisting in the investigation.Berreth is described as 5-foot-3-inches tall, 110 pounds with green eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, gray sweater, and blue pants.“We are determined to bring Kelsey Berreth home! We will NOT STOP LOOKING!” Berreth’s family said in a post on a Facebook page created to keep people updated on the search. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Occupational Health award

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Occupational Health awardOn 11 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Do you take a proactive approach to employee health? DOES YOUR TEAM DESERVE RECOGNITION?Then why not enter this year’s Personnel Today Awards?This award recognises companies and organisations that have adopted a positive approach to improving the health of their employees. Entries could be about a one-off project or a wide-ranging policy initiative which has had an impact on staff from small groups to the entire workforce.Last year’s short-listed teams in this category were Motorola, which set up an innovative workplace health programme which led to a sharp fall in sickness absence, BAe Military Aircraft and Aerostructures in Brough, which looked at long-term sickness absence policies and The Wellness Coach team at the Wellness Centre.Category judges are Nola Ishmael, nursing officer at the Department of Health and Carol Cholerton, director of Bupa Occupational Health and a member of Occupational Health magazine’s editorial board. Ishmael says, “I am delighted to be a judge for the Occupational Health award for managing employee health. The Department of Health believes that innovative practice in the occupational health field is a sign of a healthy organisation. This award will highlight good practice and encourage other teams to aim for excellence.” Cholerton adds, “This is clearly a significant award which can only serve to raise the profile of occupational health. I hope to see examples of creative occupational health projects which address the real health-related issues within the organisations in a collaborative and cost effective manner.”The judges will be looking for companies which encourage healthy workplaces through good leadership and teamwork and an effective use of resources. Entries can come from large organisations, NHS Trusts and independent occupational health providers. Occupational Health magazine, the leading monthly journal for occupational health practitioners, is delighted to be supporting this award as it believes that excellent occupational health practice reaps rewards for any organisation.Catriona Marchant, editor of Occupational Health magazine, says, “Companies face huge compensation pay-outs if they ignore the health and safety of their staff. Occupational health should be at the heart of your business.”last_img read more

INS Jalashvawa and INS Myshore to Evacuate Indians from Libya Next Week

first_img INS Jalashvawa and INS Myshore to Evacuate Indians from Libya Next Week View post tag: Libya View post tag: INS View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Myshore View post tag: week Naval warships INS Jalashwa and INS Mysore which have been dispatched to evacuate the Indian nationals stranded in strife-torn Libya would s…(zeenews)[mappress]Source: zeenews,March 4, 2011; View post tag: Evacuate Back to overview,Home naval-today INS Jalashvawa and INS Myshore to Evacuate Indians from Libya Next Week View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy March 4, 2011 View post tag: Indians View post tag: from View post tag: next View post tag: Jalashvawa Share this articlelast_img