CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) Q32007 Interim Report

first_imgCRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2007 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz)  2007 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Tullow Oil share price rose over 20% yesterday! Should I buy right now?

first_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Tullow Oil (LSE:TLW) has endured a difficult 2020. The firm has been hampered on multiple levels. In different trading updates, production output forecasts have been cut, with free cash flow being reduced as well. The knock-on impact of this was a dividend cut, which saw income investors disappointed. The net result was that the Tullow Oil share price has slid lower for much of the past 12 months. From trading around 60p at the beginning of the year, it now sits around the 20p mark.The share price received a kick higher yesterday of over 20% thanks to some good news regarding approval of the sale of a project in Uganda. But is this a fundamental shift that warrants an investment?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…What’s the latest news?It’s been well known that Tullow has been struggling with cash flow and liquidity in general. At mid-year, liquidity stood at $500m. This may sound like a lot of money, but remember that net debt stands at $3bn. So there is a clear need to boost cash flow. News yesterday came through that Tullow would receive $575m from Total from the sale of that project in Uganda. This has been known about for a while, but the important approval from the government (which had been held up due to tax disputes) finally came through.This news was the major reason why the Tullow Oil share price rallied so much yesterday. Unfortunately, I’m left scratching my head at this boost and don’t think the rally is sustainable. It’s a short-term positive, and does help Tullow obtain much-needed liquidity for the business. Yet the size of the debt pool simply dwarfs this inflow, making it a longer-term headache.Add to this the downgrades in the oil price forecast, meaning that Tullow will likely receive less revenue going forward. The firm reduced oil forecasts by $5 per barrel, taking on an impairment charge of $1.4bn. So here we have debt rising and revenue potentially decreasing, not a good mix for a share price rally.Is the Tullow Oil share price a contrarian buy?The only reason I would consider buying the stock now is as a contrarian buy based on a cheap valuation. The price-to-book ratio sits at just 0.4. If the ratio was 1, this would mean the book value (similar to net asset value) is the same as the value from the share price. With the ratio below 1, it means investors think the firm is worth less than the book value it has. Having a ratio of 0.4 shows investors are pessimistic about the value of the assets Tullow owns, and the outlook for the firm in general.On the flipside, it does make the stock fundamentally cheap, if you believe the book value is correct. If you were to buy the stock for the long term and optimism around the firm came back, the price-to-book ratio could easily come back to a value of 1. The Tullow Oil share price would likely have increased for this to happen.For the moment, I’m steering clear of investing in Tullow Oil, having been burnt in the past. Instead, I’d look for depressed share prices that I think offer good value right now, such as Lloyds Banking Group. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Jonathan Smith | Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 | More on: TLW Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img The Tullow Oil share price rose over 20% yesterday! Should I buy right now? Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. jonathansmith1 owns shares in Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Jonathan Smith Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before!last_img read more

Forget the IAG share price. I’d rather buy this FTSE 100 stock to retire early

first_img The IAG (LSE: IAG) share price has been in fine form over November, buoyed by positive news on coronavirus vaccines. Anyone with the skill or courage to buy a slice of the British Airways owner at the beginning of the month would be sitting on a gain of around 60%. That’s penny stock territory! As a long-term investor however, it’s vital to keep things in perspective. Anyone buying IAG five years ago would still be underwater. Back in 2015, the shares were changing hands around the 230p mark. Today, they’re at 156p. No wonder top UK fund managers like Terry Smith avoid the airline sector like the plague.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…Now compare this derisory performance to FTSE 100 peer and life-saving technology specialist Halma (LSE: HLMA). Over the same five-year period, its share price has soared almost 190%!Regardless of today’s initially underwhelming half-year numbers, I still think Halma is the better investment for anyone looking to retire early.“Resilient performance”Revenue fell 5% to £618.4m over the six months to the end of September with sales at the firm’s Safety sectors (Process and Infrastructure) declining.On a more positive note, Halma did see revenue growth in its Environmental & Analysis and Medical sectors. Sales in the US were also stronger, making up for tricky trading in the UK, Mainland Europe and the Asia Pacific region.  All told, adjusted pre-tax profit fell by 5% over the period to £122m. Given just how tough 2020 has been, this was regarded as a “resilient performance” by management.I agree. What’s more, I think the company’s ‘essential’ line of work should mean things get back on track quicker than many more cyclical FTSE 100 shares, including IAG.Encouraging outlook According to CEO Andrew Williams, Halma has had a “good start” to the second half of its financial year. While the near-time economic outlook is uncertain, orders and revenue have already been better than in 2019. As a result of this, the £9bn-cap now expects adjusted pre-tax profit for the full year will come in “around 5% below FY 2019/20.” That’s actually an improvement on its previous prediction of somewhere between 5% and 10% down.Unsurprisingly, this news has been lapped up by the market. Halma’s share price rose 4% in early trading. But the good news doesn’t end there. Dividend delightHalma’s appeal goes beyond capital gains. Although not a stock I’d buy just for the income, it remains one of the most consistent dividend hikers on the market. Despite recent events, the interim dividend was raised another 5% to 6.87p per share today. By sharp contrast, IAG no longer pays a dividend. Due to its battered balance sheet, I can’t help but think it’ll be a long time before it does. Halma, by contrast, had just £315m in net debt at the end of September — around 4% of the company’s entire value.Better value than the IAG share price?It’s certainly possible the IAG share price will move a lot higher over the next few weeks and months now that we seem to be turning a corner on the vaccine front. Then again, the recovery is unlikely to be free of turbulence, given the logistical challenge of distributing it to so many people.As a Foolish investor, I’m therefore asking myself which business I’d rather own for years. Despite its eye-watering valuation (44 times earnings), the answer continues to be Halma. Paul Summers | Thursday, 19th November, 2020 | More on: HLMA IAG Forget the IAG share price. I’d rather buy this FTSE 100 stock to retire early Enter Your Email Address Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Halma. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img See all posts by Paul Summers Image source: British Airways I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it!last_img read more

Brian O’Driscoll brilliance against New Zealand

first_imgFriday Nov 26, 2010 Brian O’Driscoll brilliance against New Zealand While the beauty of rugby is its many different facets, moments of sublime skill are perhaps right up there with why we have such an undying love for the game. Theres certain moments that will live on and be talked about for many a year to come. Brian ODriscolls try against New Zealand is one of those such moments. Although its been included in the match highlights from the game, I doubt many of you would complain about having access to watching it again on its own and be able to find it easily when telling your mates about it or sharing with those who missed it. The way that ODriscoll scooped up the ball with consummate ease said everything about the man and his high quality career. At times, especially in recent years, his powers have been questioned but in that moment, in that split second, there couldnt have been a true rugby fan anywhere in the world who didnt say Wow, or possibly some other choice word. It was his 41st try for his country, and some will say it might have been his best. Of course in rugby you have to try things and sometimes they dont come off, but there arent too many other players around who would have the audacity and self belief to do that at such high speed, against the All Blacks. Instinct and natural ability take over. This weekend BOD is set to win his 107th Test cap for Ireland and lead them for the 70th time. They play Argentina, a side who in recent times have caused them somewhat of a headache at times. This clip features the try, but also includes another neat bit of skill from him during the game.Time: 02:02 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

O-asis House / The Ranch Mine

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947727/o-asis-house-the-ranch-mine Clipboard ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947727/o-asis-house-the-ranch-mine Clipboard CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse•Phoenix, United States Houses Architects: The Ranch Mine Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” O-asis House / The Ranch Mine Area:  4090 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project City:PhoenixCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Roehner + RyanRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsJUNGLight Switch and Light – Plug + LightCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. Nestled on the north side of the Phoenix mountain preserve sits a once neglected and underutilized site in a horse property neighborhood, now transformed into a secluded native habitat and respite from city life. ‘O-asis’ is a new, solar-powered home designed by Phoenix-based architecture firm The Ranch Mine. The ‘O’ shaped smart home was designed to integrate modern life with the timeless beauty of music, sunlight, and desert flora and fauna.Save this picture!© Roehner + RyanSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Roehner + Ryan‘O-asis’ sits low in the desert at just 12.5 feet tall, partially surrounded by a rusted steel rattlesnake fence and finished in white stucco with recessed niches of Ipe wood. Its strong horizontal form was designed as a datum for highlighting the dramatic shapes of the desert landscape. The pool breaks from the ‘O’ shaped plan, drawing you out into the desert towards the mountain views to the south, and is capped by a built-in fire pit bench, a perfect place to catch some sun during the day or layout under the stars at night.Save this picture!© Roehner + RyanSave this picture!© Roehner + RyanThe landscape is an elevated native Sonoran desert plant palate designed to encourage biodiversity for native flora and fauna within a landscape that is always evolving from season to season. Topography was finessed and exaggerated to connect natural drainage areas and habitat while providing strategic screening and privacy. Upon entering the home you are greeted by a central courtyard, time tested strategy for living in the desert, that brings in indirect natural light, fresh air, and unique plants that function like an art gallery for the homeowners, ever-changing with light, shadow, growth and seasons.Save this picture!© Roehner + RyanSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Roehner + RyanPocketing glass doors on either side of the main living space funnel cool breezes through the house while providing a seamless indoor/outdoor flow, transforming the main living areas of the house into a covered open air space in seconds. The great room features areas of walnut slats backed with acoustic felt to provide a fantastic sound quality for the homeowner, a skillful pianist, who can record music on the piano and have it played back during the day, accompanying the ever-changing beauty of the courtyard plants. Like the piano, almost everything in the house can be controlled wirelessly, such as the lights, the speakers, the blinds, the locks, cameras, and so on.Save this picture!© Roehner + RyanHidden in one of the slat walls, a pivot door leads to the primary suite. The primary suite turns convention on its head, limiting the size of the bedroom to just enough room for the built-in bed, using most of the space for the spa-inspired bathroom and retail-inspired closet. A 4-sided, sky-lit island provides his and her vanities, a makeup area, and a bench while a limestone-clad steam shower provides a rejuvenating refuge around the corner. On the other side of the great room, a yoga room runs right up to the desert floor, with cork flooring providing a soft surface on which to practice. Behind the courtyard is a garage with Tesla Powerwall batteries and solar on the roof and an in-law suite which was designed to have its own entrance and outdoor spaces for complete autonomy when desired.Save this picture!© Roehner + RyanProject gallerySee allShow lessWonder the One Room / Yota Hokibara + Tomoyo Hokibara ArchitectsSelected ProjectsIsabel Building / Christian Dávila ArquitectosSelected Projects Share United States 2020 Year:  Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Western Window Systems, Dekton, Kohler, Apple HomeKit, Trimble O-asis House / The Ranch MineSave this projectSaveO-asis House / The Ranch Mine Photographs Builder: Landscape Architect: Save this picture!© Roehner + Ryan+ 44Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs:  Roehner + Ryan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Boxwell Homes The Green Room Landscape Design CopyAbout this officeThe Ranch MineOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reusePhoenixOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on September 16, 2020Cite: “O-asis House / The Ranch Mine” 16 Sep 2020. 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Emmaus to sell second-hand furniture at huge Parisian flea market

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Emmaus to sell second-hand furniture at huge Parisian flea market Last year’s sale raised approximately £270,000 for Emmaus International.  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Tradingcenter_img International homelessness charity Emmaus is expecting thousands of bargain hunters on 12 June at the Paris Expo, Port de Versailles where they will be hosting the biggest second-hand furniture market in Europe.A convoy of vans and trucks from Emmaus Communities in the UK will be setting off for France on Friday, courtesy of Euro Tunnel. Emmaus Communities provide a home and work for previously homeless people. Residents work full time at the business of the Community, refurbishing and selling household goods. Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 June 2005 | News 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

Students recognised for social impact ideas in Creative Conscience awards

first_img Howard Lake | 6 August 2019 | News  258 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Tagged with: Awards design innovation Chrissy Levett, who founded Creative Conscience in 2012, said of this year’s ceremony:“We thoroughly enjoyed our seventh annual awards ceremony. There were so many passionate and touching projects submitted this year, all of which championed worthy causes that don’t often get spoken about in public. At Creative Conscience we welcome students from any creative discipline to enter our awards scheme, we want to help mentor and support the next generation of creative thinkers who want to create positive impact in the world. Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s awards.” Last month saw the seventh annual awards ceremony from Creative Conscience, recognising students from around the world for their social impact concepts.Over 200 attendees attended the event, hosted in London by advertising agency AMV BBDO, at which they celebrated the next generation of creative thinkers who are using their talents for positive social and environmental impact.During the evening, students were able to meet other award winners and network with experts that work across the creative industry.Creative Conscience is now mentoring and supporting the award winners in helping them to pursue their ideas and careers. Winners were awarded either a ‘gold’, ‘silver’, ‘bronze’, or ‘highly commended’ status with their projects, which were judged by industry experts.The organisation is made up of industry leading professionals, social entrepreneurs, educators, students and graduates. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Two advertising students from the University of Central Lancashire, Ran Duan and Xuebing Liu, created a campaign around helping young children to learn about organ donation in a simple and gentle way.Teaming up with Build-A-Bear and the NHS, children are encouraged to reuse the hearts and eyes of their old teddy bears and give them to a new teddy bear. When starting this informative process, children write and exchange donor cards for their teddies. Once donated, the children can build a new teddy bear for free.  Organ donation Justice typefaceJustice typeface, designed by Dan Cramer and Dom Parsonscenter_img Dan Cramer and Dom Parsons of Arts University Bournemouth, who both study graphic design, won a gold award for their monospace typeface display ‘Justice’. Created for the Grenfell campaigners and community, ‘Justice’ was designed to help create a unified voice for the recent two-year anniversary of the tragedy. WWfunder  257 total views,  1 views today Jesper Sichlau, Andreas Arnaa & Christina Anaya won a silver award for their WWfunder concept.On the assumption that “for a lot of people it can be difficult to see how much of a difference their own personal donation really makes in the grand scheme of it all”, they partnered with crowdfunding site Indiegogo to produce WWfunder. This is a platform where WWF members can split their monthly donation between their preferred causes, “letting them see realistic finish lines that are more concrete and obtainable than “saving the world”.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Students recognised for social impact ideas in Creative Conscience awardslast_img read more

RSF alerts Prime Minister Trudeau of concerns about deteriorating press freedom in Canada

first_imgNews News News November 17, 2016 RSF alerts Prime Minister Trudeau of concerns about deteriorating press freedom in Canada Reporters Without Borders (RSF) alerted Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of its concerns regarding the recent deterioration of press freedom in the country in the following letter, sent today. to go further “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia CanadaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting sources EnvironmentJudicial harassmentWhistleblowersInternet Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Receive email alerts The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1A 0A2 Paris, November 17, 2016 Dear Prime Minister, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international organization that defends press freedom and access to information around the world, would like to draw your attention to its concerns about the recent deterioration of press freedom in Canada. While Canada guarantees freedom of the press under its Constitution, current circumstances reveal serious violations of press freedom. There was much cause for concern under your predecessor Stephen Harper’s government which was considered a dark time for journalists. A serious lack of government transparency, rampant bureaucracy in executing Access to Information (ATI) requests, and the passage of controversial anti-terrorism law Bill C-51 are just a few examples of the restrictive environment that journalists had to operate in during the Harper administration. Because of these restrictions, Canada fell 10 places on RSF’s World Press Freedom Index between 2015 and 2016 and now ranks 18th out of 180 countries. We are concerned that recent events will cause Canada’s ranking to fall even further in next year’s index. Since before you became Canada’s current Prime Minister, you have strongly advocated for a “free media,” yet in the year since you were elected to office there have been multiple press freedom violations in the country. In April, an Ontario judge ordered VICE News reporter Ben Makuch to hand over all communications between him and a source to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, setting a dangerous precedent that could compromise journalistic independence and the protection of sources. In September, Journal de Montréal’s headquarters were searched and journalist Michaël Nguyen’s computer was seized after Quebec’s judicial counsel claimed that information he published was obtained illegally from their website. This “breach” of their online security was later debunked when a journalist from La Presse reported that he accessed the same documents without ever encountering any security measures. In October, Justin Brake, journalist and editor of The Independent learned he faces possible trespassing charges for his coverage of protests against the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador. And just several weeks ago, La Presse’s Patrick Lagacé revealed that he has been the subject of Montréal city police surveillance since the beginning of 2016. Days after his revelation, at least 6 other journalists learned that they had been the subject of Quebec provincial police surveillance in 2013. These incidents have led to what can only be described as a crisis for press freedom in Canada. RSF, along with journalists and media defense organizations both local and international, have expressed their deep concern for the recent deterioration of the respect for journalists’ independence, the confidentiality of their sources, and their ability to freely do their job without fear of being surveilled, followed, or even arrested. The decline in press freedom has an equally serious effect on the public’s ability to keep informed about what their government is doing and thus infringes upon the people’s right to know. As Canada’s Prime Minister, RSF asks you to take concrete steps to protect journalists’ sources from police surveillance and court orders make it clear to local and regional police officers across the country that covering a protest should not be equated with trespassing repeal Bill C-51, which is now under review and subject to public consultations until December 1. Any newly adopted anti-terrorism legislation must duly protect press freedom. This controversial anti-terrorism legislation adopted in June 2015 is a serious threat to investigative journalism, protection of sources, public discourse and free expression online. It includes prison terms of up to 5 years for “advocating” or “promoting” terrorism, including “reckless” statements. It also gives authorities the power to take down online content deemed “terrorist propaganda.” And as far as privacy issues are concerned, the law allows various government institutions to share citizens’ personal information with security agencies if it is simply deemed “relevant” to national security. The events of the last 6 months serve as a preview of the future of press freedom under Bill C-51 if it remains on the books. As one of the world’s strongest democracies, Canada should set a positive example for press freedom and access to information, not a negative one. That’s why RSF is asking you to right the ship and ensure that press freedom does not continue on this downward trend. I thank you in advance, Prime Minister, for the careful attention you give to this letter. Sincerely,Christophe DeloireRSF Secretary GeneralIf you are a Canadian citizen and want your voice to be heard during the Bill C-51 consultations, please visit the website of our local partner Canadian Journalists For Free Expression (CJFE) : http://www.cjfe.org/billc51. Public consultation closes on December 1, 2016. Image credit : STR / AFP CanadaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting sources EnvironmentJudicial harassmentWhistleblowersInternet RSF_en Organisation News Follow the news on Canada Help by sharing this information January 15, 2021 Find out more November 19, 2020 Find out more November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: 1 in 17 Americans have tested positive for COVID-19

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 80.2 million people worldwide and killed over 1.7 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Monday. All times Eastern:Dec 28, 12:46 pmNY health group accused of line-skipping vaccine scheme referred to attorney generalNew York State Police will refer ParCare Community Health Network to the New York Attorney General’s office for allegedly misappropriating the Moderna vaccine, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said the Orange County-based health care provider obtained the vaccine under false pretenses, moved it to Brooklyn, and gave it to people who weren’t on the priority list. While ParCare is the only organization currently under criminal investigation, the governor said recipients of the vaccine who violated the state’s distribution plan could also face charges.“Whenever you have a valuable commodity that is being dispensed you should expect fraud,” Cuomo said.Under New York’s current plan for “1A” distribution, only medical workers, first responders and nursing home staff members are allowed to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Other groups will follow in future rounds.“We take this very seriously,” Zucker said in a statement last week. “Anyone found to have knowingly participated in this scheme will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”New York State Police and other investigators were at the ParCare location in Borough Park on Saturday night.A spokesman for ParCare told ABC News Sunday evening that it is cooperating with the state investigation and will return its unused vials. ParCare received 2,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine, and 869 of those doses have already been administered, according to the spokesperson.“ParCare followed all NYS DOH procedures for obtaining the Moderna vaccine and was approved by NYS DOH for distribution and by CDC as a network site. As a result, we have properly received the vaccines and have provided the documentation regarding the proper receipt of the vaccines to the NYS DOH,” the spokesperson told ABC News.With regards to the patients who received their first shot, ParCare said it will be “working with the state to ensure that we provide the second dose for our patients.”Dec 28, 12:23 pmUK reports highest daily rise in infections since pandemic’s startBritish health authorities reported 41,385 new COVID-19 cases Monday, the highest daily rise since the pandemic began. Over the last seven days, 256,220 people tested positive, which is a 25.7% increase in positive tests since the week prior.England’s Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance said last week that the newly identified U.K. variant is more dominant and significantly more transmissible than the old coronavirus variant.There’s no evidence the new variants are more deadly and it’s highly likely the vaccine will still work, experts said at a virtual Q&A hosted by the World Health Organization last week.In total, the U.K. has reported 2,329,730 infections and 71,109 deaths from the virus.Dec 28, 11:46 am70 Americans test positive every 30 secondsOne out of 17 Americans, a total of 19 million people, have tested positive for coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. One in 1,000 have died from the virus.Since some states don’t report and others give incomplete updates over the holidays, last week’s data doesn’t provide an up-to-date picture of the U.S. outbreak. But even without those numbers, December’s forecast remains grim, according to an ABC News analysis of data from The COVID Tracking Project.Since Dec. 1, there has not been a single day with less than 1,000 COVID-19 related deaths reported, the data showed.The United States logged more than 5.4 million COVID-19 cases in December, more than any month on record and roughly equivalent to 70 Americans testing positive for the virus every 30 seconds.Dec 28, 10:40 am1st nursing home resident in NJ receives COVID-19 vaccineNew Jersey vaccinated its first nursing home resident, a 103-year-old resident of Roosevelt Care Center in Old Bridge Monday.Mildred Clements, a Newark native who has lived through two pandemics, was met by a round of applause from the governor and state health commissioner after receiving her shot. Residents and staff at roughly 90 long-term care facilities in New Jersey are slated to start vaccinations Monday, according to the governor’s office.Dec 28, 9:31 amTSA reports highest number of airline passengers since pandemic hitThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Sunday saw the highest number of people screened at the airport since the pandemic hit, a spokesperson tweeted Monday.The 1,284,599 people screened at airports nationwide marks the sixth day in the last 10 with more than 1 million airline screenings. “If you choose to travel, please wear a mask,” Lisa Farbstein, the TSA spokesperson, wrote on Twitter.Dec 28, 8:00 amUS may not see 3rd wave of COVID-19: HHS assistant secretaryHealth experts have been worrying about a third wave of COVID-19 hitting the U.S. after the holidays, as already 9 million people have traveled during the season. But speaking to “Good Morning America” Monday morning, Adm. Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said the country may not see another big spike in cases.“How bad it will get really depends on what people do. After Thanksgiving, in the Midwest and the Northern Plains, we did not see a spike in cases, and in fact, it continued to go down,” he said.He added that while traveling does put people at higher risk of contracting the disease, we will not necessarily see another spike if people follow the rules.“Limit travel if you can. If you’re sick, please don’t travel. Always wear a mask and watch your distance. And be careful, it’s not really the travel, but it’s mixing your bubble with a new bubble once you get there,” Giroir said.He added that this week, 4.7 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be delivered to the U.S., getting the country closer to the government’s goal of vaccinating 20 million Americans by the end of the year.Dec 28, 7:56 am‘No evidence’ coronavirus variant is in US: HHS assistant secretaryAdm. Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spoke to Good Morning America Monday morning to discuss the new coronavirus variant taking over the U.K.“We don’t have proof that it’s here, but we do suspect that it is likely here, given the global interconnectedness,” Giroir said. “We have no evidence that it’s here. It’s certainly not widespread here, but we need to look and make sure it’s not here.”He added that while “there is increasing evidence that it really is more transmissible” or contagious, due to the viral load that people with that strain have been shown to have, there is “no evidence that it is more serious.”There is no evidence that people who become infected with the variant are more likely to be hospitalized or die, Giroir said.“And we still believe — don’t have absolute proof — but we have very good evidence and a good belief that the vaccines will still be effective,” he added.Dec 28, 4:24 amCalifornia hospital explains how it will allocate medical resources in case of shortageHuntington Hospital in Pasadena, California, released a patient information sheet documenting how they will use their medical resources should they see a shortage due to an overwhelming number of new patients following the holidays.“We are not currently in this situation, but could be based on ongoing increase in hospitalized COVID-19 patients,” they told ABC News, adding that on Sunday they had their highest number of patients (189) in a single day.In the letter, the hospital explained that due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the community, they may experience limited resources. These include life support machines (like a ventilator or breathing machine), intensive care unit (ICU) beds and healthy medical staff to care for patients.If there is a shortage of resources, a team of medical professionals will review the cases of all patients who are critically ill to determine how these resources should be shared throughout the hospital. “If a patient becomes extremely sick and very unlikely to survive his/her illness (even with life-saving treatment) — limited medical resources may go to treat other patients who are more likely to survive,” the letter reads.“Our community is facing a public health emergency that has severely constricted the medical resources available to patients in the Los Angeles County and greater Southern California region. Hospitals such as ours are working hard to meet the dramatic rise in needed care during this COVID-19 surge. We expect to face additional challenges moving forward after the holiday season,” the hospital said in a statement.Dec 28, 1:59 amCDC issues new guidance on vaccinations for people with underlying health conditionsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines for people with underlying health conditions planning to take a COVID-19 vaccine.  They CDC said that adults with underlying medical conditions — who are more at risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 — can receive a vaccine against the virus as long as they have not had a severe allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in it. The new guidelines state that people with HIV and those with weakened immune systems due to other illnesses or medication should be aware that information about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for their group is not yet available. While people with HIV were included in clinical trials, more data is required to provide safety guidelines regarding the effects a vaccine could have on them. The same is true for people with autoimmune conditions.People who have previously had Guillain-Barre syndrome or Bell’s palsy may receive a COVID-19 vaccine, though experts are still acquiring more data about their groups as well.The CDC added that people should continue to follow coronavirus health measures — such as wearing a mask and staying 6 feet away from others — after receiving the shot, as experts have more to learn about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Socpo president Keith Handley received his biggest career break when hismentor put him forward to chair a national group. Bryan Watson was director of personnel at the GLC in 1986 when herecommended Handley, then assistant director of personnel at BradfordMetropolitan Council, for the job of chairman of the newly formed MetropolitanAuthorities Recruitment Agency’s Older Workers Campaign Group. “He gave me my first foray on to the national HR stage,” explainsHandley. “Bryan was the leading light in the formation of Metra which,even at that early stage, was promoting the issue of age awareness and anti-agediscrimination – which has continued to be an important issue for me throughoutmy career.” The best piece of advice Handley received from Watson is, “Even if youare at the top of the organisation, you still need somebody to lean on”. Handley leaned on Watson throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s whenBradford Metropolitan Council cut spending by £60m with the majority comingfrom redundancy programmes. “The role of the personnel director at these times can be a very lonelyone, having to present reports to the board on how to achieve savings whilemaking sure employees are leaving the organisation with their dignityintact,” he says. Watson, now retired, is a member of the CIPD’s careers and counselling forumand Socpo’s pensions and age diversity group, which Handley chairs. My mentorOn 20 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more