ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) 2013 abridged results.Company ProfileAmalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited (ART) manufactures and distributes products in three key categories paper products, stationary and batteries. Its product portfolio is diverse; ranging from tissue paper, sanitary ware and disposable napkins to writing pens and automotive, solar and standby batteries. Its products fall under the brand names Exide, Eversharp, Softex and Chloride. The company also has substantial interests in timber plantations and offers forestry resources management services. ART has a southern African footprint, with a strong presence in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and South Africa. Formerly known as Beachmont Trading Limited, its name changed to Amalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited in 2001. The company is a subsidiary of Taesung Chemical Company Limited and its headquarters are in Harare, Zimbabwe. Amalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Ltd (MDIT.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Ltd (MDIT.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Ltd (MDIT.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Ltd (MDIT.mu) 2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Limited is an investment institution that invest in sectors such as financial services, manufacturing, construction, leisure and hotels, sugar, property development, transport, commerce, and information, communications and technology. The company is headquartered in Port-Louis, Mauritius and holds as well as manages securities in the Republic of Mauritius. The Mauritius Development Investment Trust Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
So if you are English, savour it while you can; if you are Celtic, you must know the slump cannot last; and if you are French you’ve got the second favourites for this year’s title still running for you.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Causing a buzz: Wasps’ Elliot Daly, Thomas Young and Dan Robson celebrate their win over Exeter There has been a lot of talk about the resurgence of English club rugby after its dominance of the Champions Cup, says Adam Hathaway, but it won’t always be like this “Getting a regular five through is probably not going to happen, but we will get two or three on a regular basis.”The Irish provinces supplied five winners of Europe’s elite competition in the seven years up to Leinster’s last win in 2012 and after a little run like that, the retirement of some of the world’s top performers and a slip in finances they were due a dip.Due a dip: Leinster’s three European titles in four years was never going to be sustainable (Inpho)English clubs have got their signings right this time. The Piutau brothers and Frank Halai haven’t done Wasps’ cause any harm, alongside George Smith, and Telusa Veainu and Peter Betham at Leicester have led the charge for the Tigers. Saracens aren’t as loaded with foreigners as their reputation suggests but Schalk Brits, Neil de Kock, Marcelo Bosch and Titi Lamositele are all proven performers.It could just be a perfect storm for English clubs and there is no guarantee that it will last. As well as the influx of top-notch foreign signings, the Premiership clubs are feeling the benefit of a glut of decent English-qualified youngsters coming through.From the 2011 U20 vintage that reached the Junior World Cup final and gave them Joe Launchbury, Owen Farrell, George Ford and Mako Vunipola, through to the 2013 crop, which won the title, with Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Dom Barrow, Anthony Watson and Jack Clifford on board to Maro Itoje’s 2014 crew, there are plenty of players in their early 20s with a couple of seasons of league rugby under their belts and more than a few caps between them.End of the line? England finished fifth in the U20 Six Nations, suggesting thinner times ahead (Inpho)But as the results of this year’s U20 Six Nations showed, the production line has the odd hiccup – this season England’s youngsters were beaten by France, Wales, Ireland and Scotland.And the Champions Cup is getting more difficult to win. Young adds: “It has got harder and you won’t have situations where teams go through groups without losing a game.” When the dust had settled after last weekend’s Champions Cup quarter-finals, there were three English clubs and one French outfit left standing.The representation from the Premiership hasn’t been so heavy in the last four since 2006-07. That was the last time an English side – Lawrence Dallaglio’s Wasps – won the title, in an all-Anglo final against Leicester.This year there was no Irish side in the last eight, for the first time since 1997-98, and Scotland and Wales have only had two sides between them in the quarter-finals in the past six years. Right, so England fans can look forward to a period of having things their own way on the European front?As another antidote to the shambles of the World Cup, it has topped up the feel-good factor of England’s Grand Slam. But anyone who thinks this is a return to the earlier days of the tournament when Bath, Northampton, Leicester and Wasps won six titles between them in a decade should probably have a rethink.Anglo affair: 2007 was the last all-English final but it could be on the cards again this year (AFP/Getty)There have been a few moans about the new format, how the richest clubs are going to dominate, and the richest clubs are in England and France, and how this is the deathknell for the Celtic nations in competing in Europe – but that is probably cobblers.As with anything in this game, it’s portrayed as black and white but there are more than a few shades of grey in between and if you don’t believe me listen to Dai Young, director of rugby at Wasps.His side won a group that contained Toulon, Leinster and Bath – European champions all of them – and edged through a pulsating quarter-final against Exeter, which is a candidate for game of the season so far, and they did this less than three years after nearly going to the wall. But Young says English fans should make the most of it while they can.Realist: “Getting a regular five teams through is probably not going to happen,” says Dai Young (Getty)“It’s a big call to sit here and say this is going to be a regular thing but I was just as dismissive two or three years ago when we said we weren’t getting any English teams there,” says the former Wales and Lions prop. “Over the last year or two Saracens have been the team that have been fighting for England. I never thought we were as bad then as it was portrayed and we are probably not as good now as it looks either.“English teams are strong and they closing the gap on some of the French teams. That points to evidence that the Premiership is a strong league. TAGS: Wasps LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Howard Lake | 20 December 2000 | 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. Young Partners Awards 2001 The National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS) and Whitbread are jointly sponsoring the first annual Young Partners Awards to recognise voluntary organisations that have shown commitment to youth participation. Find out how to nominate your charity for an award by reading Awards to recognise youth involvement at SocietyGuardian. 13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Howard Lake | 11 August 2008 | News As part of its strategy to engage supporters in the heart of its financial reporting activity, the National Trust has introduced an interactive version of its latest annual report.The report features videos, animation and case studies that help bring the story of the Trust’s year to life and provide a fresh new take on the world of financial reporting.Available online, the report makes it easy and fun for supporters to find out about the inner workings of the charity and give them the chance to participate and have their say on what they have read and seen.As part of its e-Engagement strategy, the Trust is investing more than £4.6m over the next two years to bring its digital offering into the 21st century. The online report is part of the early steps of this programme.www.nationaltrust.org.uk/annualreport AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Finance National Trust trials interactive version of annual report 19 total views, 1 views today 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.
Kirovsk, Lugansk People’s Republic – On May 8, a group of 11 internationalist visitors along with the leader of the Lugansk Communists received a tour at the front lines of battle from Prizrak (Ghost Brigade) Deputy Commander Alexey Markov (Dobriy). Afterward, we had the opportunity to meet with and ask questions of Commander Pyotr Biryukov (Arkadich).Ghost Brigade Commander Commander Pyotr BiryukovOne of the things I asked about was the legacy of Commander Alexei Mozgovoi, for the Ghosts and for Donbass, a year after his death. Mozgovoi and four of his comrades were assassinated in a roadside attack on May 23, 2015.Arkadich responded: “We are here! That is the main answer. Mozgovoi is still alive for us and we have not forgotten him. It was our choice to join Prizrak in 2014.“We don’t forget any of his principles, his program for People’s Power. We may not shout things aloud, but we push ahead with our line.”A fascist group from Ukraine took credit for Mozgovoi’s assassination. However, there was intense speculation that conservative forces in the government of the Lugansk People’s Republic may have been responsible. Other prominent left-leaning militia leaders have also been slain under mysterious circumstances.Arkadich addressed this issue: “Many people wanted to make a sensation about Mozgovoi [after his death] — Internet warriors — talking about how we should go to Lugansk to clean house. There were many accusations, but we need a solid basis to take action. We don’t want to be clowns or make accusations that would aid the enemy.“War is the continuation of politics by other means. We know what we are fighting for. We cannot forget those killed in Odessa. We don’t go into politics right now [in the Republics] because the situation is complicated. But we have our own ideology and political line.”Dobri added: “In 1914, when World War I began, no one knew that world empires would fall. We can’t say what will happen in the coming years, but we are not only fighting in a war, but gaining very important experience which may one day be valuable for everyone. As communists, we have to be ready for any kind of world situation.“In times of crisis there is a chance for small but ideologically developed forces, like the Bolsheviks after World War I. And maybe we will have that chance.”“We are not rebels,” said Arkadich. “We are revolutionaries.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
June 8, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the presence of large numbers of security personnel inside the offices of newspapers in Kathmandu and the prior control they are exercising over news reports. The press freedom organization also requested the release of detained journalists and an end to the harassment of the families of those journalists who have gone into hiding to avoid arrest.After banning the publication of any criticism for six months, the royal palace today issued a new series of directives banning negative reports about the security forces under pain of imprisonment or house arrest. The military have also been granted the authority to monitor and ban any communication as part of the state of emergency.Despite certain concessions that should allow provincial newspapers to resume publishing, the army is continuing to impose drastic measures on the press. The secretary-general of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ), Bishnu Nisthuri, was arrested at his home in Kathmandu on 4 February while police have taken up position around the FNJ’s office in the capital.But contrary to earlier reports, neither FNJ president Tara Nath Dahal nor K. C. Netra, the BBC World Service’s correspondent in the southwestern town of Nepalgunj, has been arrested. Dahal’s family has, however, reportedly been harassed by the army.Local FM re-transmission of the BBC World Service’s Nepalese-language programmes has been banned but the BBC’s English-language broadcasts are permitted. The privately-owned TV station Nepal One is still banned from broadcasting and its studios are being watched by the military. Indian cable and satellite TV stations are still unavailable. BBC World and CNN television programmes are permitted, but they are censored whenever they refer to the situation in Nepal. Most of the independent weeklies in Kathmandu, including Budhabar, are closed.Five dailies and a dozen weeklies have been closed in Nepalgunj but an army officer told the editors they would be able to resume publishing soon. Newspapers in the western town of Butwal have prepared an issue for today, after being closed for a week. Army officers asked journalists to publish news “honouring the spirit of the royal proclamation.”In Chitawan (southwest of Kathmandu), newspapers were also due to reappear today after negotiations with the military authorities.The censorship has done away with all independent reporting. A Nepalese newspaper editor quoted by The Times of India said he had never seen such censorship. “One could test the limits in the past by writing something provocative but now we have received clear warnings to do nothing against the interests of the current regime,” he said. Nonetheless, the Kantipur and Kathmandu Post dailies today ran editorials calling on the king to restore press freedom.To offset the lack of news, an underground bulletin called Jana Awaj, reproducing reports from the BBC and Indian press, was being circulated in Butwal.As a result of the enforced blackout, 28 journalists were reportedly fired by Radio Kantipur FM. Staff with the Kantipur group’s print media could also be affected. February 8, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 King takes further measures against press freedom News May 29, 2019 Find out more Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage NepalAsia – Pacific NepalAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Nepal News to go further Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Organisation News Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill News RSF_en May 17, 2019 Find out more
RSF_en News LaosAsia – Pacific February 13, 2017 Find out more to go further Radio – last bulwark of media freedom and independence Follow the news on Laos LaosAsia – Pacific Website: www.free-falise-and-reynaud.com with online petition Journalists Thierry Falise and Vincent Reynaud will be publicly tried on 30 June in Phonesavanh (ten hours by road north from Vientiane), their Support Committee has learned. Falise’s wife and Reynaud’s girlfriend, as well as Roland Neveu, representing the Committee, are expected to be able to attend.The French ambassador in Laos, Bernard Pottier, the lawyer for the two journalists, Thivat Vorachak, a Belgian diplomat and a US official, will also be present.The Committee has no assurance that the trial will be impartial. The charges against the pair are not yet known and their right to be legally defended has not been established.The Committee asks Belgian and French diplomats, the international media and human rights organisations to make every effort to attend the trial to see that defence rights are respected and to stress that Falise and Reynaud are journalists.___________________________________________________________________________________________Journalists Thierry Falise and Vincent Reynaud will be publicly tried on Friday 27 June in Phonesavanh (more than 10 hours by road north from Vientiane), according to diplomatic sources. The charges against them are not yet known. The official enquiry into the case is expected to finish late the previous day.The sources said prison sentences could not be ruled out. A lawyer named by the French embassy is expected to represent them.The Committee set up to support them condemns the holding of the trial in such a remote place as Phonesavan and calls for international standards of justice to be respected at the trial.It also asks Belgian and French diplomats, the international media and human rights organisations to make every effort to attend the trial to see that defence rights are respected and to stress that Falise and Reynaud are journalists.Based on what it knows of the case, the Committee reiterates its belief that the strong accusations against them are groundless.More than 2,000 people, including dozens of journalists and media outlets, have signed the petition for their release.The Committee has set up an emergency fund to help their families. Donations can be sent by cheque to Reporters Without Borders, 5 rue Geoffroy-Marie, 75009 Paris, France, made out to “RSF” and mentioning the Falise-Reynaud Support Committee. Help by sharing this information Organisation December 10, 2019 Find out more News Open letter to President Choummaly Sayasone Background:Belgian freelance reporter Falise, a regular contributor to the French weekly magazine L’Express, and freelance French cameraman Reynaud were arrested in Xieng Khuang province (northeast of Vientiane) on 4 June 2003 along with the Rev. Naw Karl Mua, a US citizen of Hmong origin, and four Laotians. They were completing a report on the plight of the Hmong minority. French diplomats were able to visit them on 16 June and said they were in good health. Two days later, Falise’s wife was able to see her husband for five minutes and said he had got thinner. Reynaud’s girlfriend was allowed to visit the cameraman on 23 June. News Young Laotian blogger gets five years in prison June 27, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Trial postponed until 30 June News Receive email alerts June 23, 2006 Find out more
News Download the full versionArabic version Middle East – North Africa to go further RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 3, 2021 Find out more News Middle East – North Africa News Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa Receive email alerts June 8, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more January 25, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Middle-East/North Africa RSF_en Help by sharing this information Organisation WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Arab uprisings and their impact on the press freedom indexThe Arab uprisings and the measures taken by governments to control news and information in response to the uprisings had a major impact on the ranking of countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa. From Morocco to Bahrain and Yemen, few countries were spared by this wave of pro-democracy uprisings, which prompted major crackdowns. Some predators of press freedom fell from power, but others remain in place. The transitions that have begun are not necessarily leading towards more pluralism and most of the changes in the rankings have been downward ones. The freedoms that have been won are fragile and could easily be swept away.Countries where revolts led to political changeTunisia rose in the index, from 164th to 134th, because of the end of the harassment of journalists by the Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali regime, the emergence of real pluralism of opinion in the print media and, albeit possibly only for the time being, the end of massive and systematic Internet filtering. The recent appointments of persons with links to the old regime to run the state-owned media underscored the danger of a return to the past.Libya has also risen in the index, but to a lesser degree, going from 160th to 154th. After the Libyan uprising began in February, there was an explosion in the number of media, above all in the east of the country. The new pluralist enthusiasm spread to the west after the liberation of Tripoli at the end of August. Newspapers and radio and TV stations have sprouted like mushrooms. But Libya’s ranking reflects the many abuses against journalists during the civil war. If democratization continues and if media pluralism and independence take a lasting hold, Libya’s ranking will improve over the next few years.Countries where repression continues and changes are just cosmeticMost of the region’s countries have fallen in the index because of the measures taken in a bid to impose a news blackout on a crackdown. Egypt plummeted 39 places (from 127th last year to 166th this year) because of the attempts by Hosni Mubarak’s government and then the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to rein in the revolution’s successive phases. The hounding of foreign journalists for three days at the start of February, the interrogations, arrests and convictions of journalists and bloggers by military courts, and the searches without warrants all contributed to Egypt’s dramatic fall in the index.The Kingdom of Bahrain (173rd) plunged 29 places to become one of the world’s 10 most repressive countries. Bahraini and foreign journalists were systematically hounded from February onwards. An entire arsenal of measures were taken to prevent information circulating about the evolving situation in the country. At the same time, the authorities made extensive use of the media to put out pro-government propaganda. The creation of an independent commission of enquiry did not end the abuses against journalists. It just helped to ensure that, as a result of the undertakings given by the authorites, the rest of the world stopped talking about Bahrain.Yemen fell just one place (from 170th to 171st) despite all the violence used by the security forces against demonstrators and journalists covering the demonstrations. But the media freedom situation was already very worrying and Yemen had already fallen 16 places since 2008, when a sharp deterioration began. A Gulf Cooperation Council plan under which President Ali Abdallah Saleh was supposed to stand down, which he signed on 23 November, did not change the internal situation, far from it. Syria, which had already attained a very low ranking in recent years, fell a bit more, from 173rd to 176th place, on the brink of become one of the bottom three. The situation in Syria had an impact on neighbouring Lebanon, where the government provided the Syrian authorities with a degree of cooperation in their attempts to track down dissident Syrian journalists and bloggers who had fled to Lebanon.Saudi Arabia fell only one place (from 157th to 158th) although the government organized a news blackout on the demonstrations and ensuing crackdown in the eastern regions with a Shiite majority. But Saudi Arabia had already been very low in the index because of the lack of pluralism and high level of self-censorship.Countries that relapsedAfter rising in the index for several years in a row, Iraq fell 22 places this year, from 130th to 152nd (almost to the position it held in 2008, when it was 158th). There were various reasons. The first was an increase in murders of journalists. Hadi Al-Mahdi’s murder on 8 September marked a clear turning point. Another reason was the fact that journalists are very often the target of violence by the security forces, whether at demonstrations in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, or in Iraqi Kurdistan, a region that had for many years offered a refuge for journalists.As regards its internal situation, Israel fell six places (from 86th to 92nd) for two reasons. Firstly, Haaretz reporter Uri Blau is facing a possible seven-year jail sentence for possessing classified documents and his source, Anat Kam, was sentenced to three years in prison on 31 October. Secondly, on 21 November, parliament approved a media bill on first reading that would drastically increase the amount of damages that can be awarded in defamation cases. In general, although Israel enjoys real media pluralism, it is not in the top 50 countries in the Reporters Without Borders index because the media are subject to prior military censorship.The Palestinian Territories fell three places because of attacks on journalists during demonstrations by Palestinians calling for an end to the war between Fatah and Hamas, and because of an illegal takeover by Hamas supporters of the journalists’ union in Gaza City.Countries that fell againThe United Arab Emirates fell again, this time from 87th to 112th, above all because of its Internet filtering policy and the imprisonment of Ahmed Mansoor, a blogger who administers the online pro-democracy forum Al-Hewar (“The Dialogue”), from 8 April to 28 November along with four other activists, known collectively as “The UAE 5.” He was reportedly mistreated while detained and his family was repeatedly threatened.The media freedom situation has not changed intrinsically in Jordan but police violence against journalists and repeated deliberate attacks on the Agence France-Presse bureau in Amman caused it to fall eight places in the index, from 120th to 128th.Morocco fell again, this time from 135th to 138th, as a result of Al-Massae editor Rachid Nini’s imprisonment. He is still detained. Algeria, on the other hand, rose again, this time 11 places, from 133rd to 122nd, above all because of a fall in the number of trials of journalists.