British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Zimbabwe Holdings Limited manufactures, distributes and sells tobacco products for local consumption through a network of independent retailers and distributors. Zimbabwe is the 6th largest tobacco grower in the world and the largest in Africa. Three types of tobacco are grown in the country; Virginia flue-cured, burley and oriental tobacco. Over 95% of Zimbabwe’s tobacco is flue-cured; and more than half of its production is exported to China. The company has recently adopted a mutually-beneficial contract system which is reaping rich rewards; the entire crop is bought from the farmer at the end of the season in return for a supply of seed and fertilizer, and expert training by an agronomist on agricultural techniques. Its head office is in Harare, Zimbabwe. British American Tobacco is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Summer Tours – Seven Things We Learnt Week Three

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Danny Cipriani took his chance Anyone with even an ounce of rugby romanticism left in their cold modern-rugby hearts was hoping Danny Cipriani would take his England opportunity with both hands in Cape Town.Ideally, he would take it with both hands, step two defenders and then rip a miss-two spiral pass out to Jonny May. But when the opportunity came, Cipriani actually took it with one foot. It was a truly beautiful kick-through, squeezed between two defenders. Threading the needle doesn’t quite do it justice; this was like threading the Large Hadron Collider. Pass master: Danny Cipriani during the third Test win over South Africa (Getty Images) From Danny Cipriani to the All Blacks’ next generation, Paul Williams reflects on the final weekend of summer tours action Some were scrum-half snipes, others accurate chips over the top and the rest Pythagoras-like angles through the centre. All made more remarkable by the conditions – it was soaking wet.Scotland may have lost to the USA, but this tour has been a success. Gregor Townsend now has a genuine Test squad, with depth in key positions. Something that, like Wales, they haven’t had since the game went pro.Big legal hits are possibleThis year’s club and Test fixtures have been dominated by high tackles, or more precisely the debate as to what constitutes a high tackle. The debate is nowhere near resolution, but the fear persists that it will lead to big hits being taken from the sport. Though quite how anyone can think the game has gone soft when you see modern-day ruck cleanouts is brain bending.Size differential: Faf de Klerk tackles Nathan Hughes (Getty Images)However, two tackles from the Wallabies v Ireland game and one from the South Africa v England fixture proved that big hits can still be head and shoulders above the rest, without anyone’s head being removed from their shoulders.Both Samu Kerevi and Lukhan Tui delivered textbook tackles without being anywhere near the shoulders of the attacking player. Kerevi’s tackle on Johnny Sexton was two-fold in its impact: it put Sexton on the floor and also stopped him talking to the ref for about 15 seconds, which was a remarkable achievement. Although it must be said, the hit did nothing to halt another complete performance from the best ten in the world currently.The largest round of applause has to go to Faf de Klerk for his tackle on Nathan Hughes. It was like watching David fell Goliath, if David had just stepped out of a 1990s L’Oréal advert.The game hasn’t gone soft, it has just gone less dangerous. There’s a big difference.Pumas are playing Super Rugby at Test level – and it’s not workingSuper Rugby is the most entertaining form of the sport. The quality of handling and finishing is the benchmark for the global game. And it would be foolish to suggest that Super Rugby doesn’t produce Test-ready players. It clearly does, just look at New Zealand.However, the Super Rugby approach isn’t the correct strategy for Test rugby. When the Kiwi players run out for the All Blacks, they are not using a Super Rugby blueprint. At the moment, the Jaguares are.Looking for space: Gonzalo Bertranou tries to spark an attack for Argentina (Getty Images)Having a single club team as the basis of your Test team has many positives and the Jaguares have been playing well in their league, but the Pumas Test form is a concern.Second teams from Wales and Scotland have pumped the Pumas at home. Their forward platform and defence is currently non-existent. The desire to go wide, immediately and at all costs, has replaced what was once the staple of Argentinian Rugby. World Cup semi-finals look like a distance dream for the current Pumas, and their football team for that matter.The All Blacks’ new generation impressThe All Black’s performance in the third Test against France was so complete that it is easy to forget that this was an experimental line-up from New Zealand. During this summer’s tours everyone has been aware that Scotland, Wales, South Africa and Ireland (to an extent) have rotated squads and experimented, but that same level of appreciation hasn’t really been forthcoming for the All Blacks.First run: Jack Goodhue made his New Zealand debut against France (Getty Images)Controversial refereeing decisions in the first two Tests may have neutered the rugby-watching public’s appreciation for the All Blacks’ next generation line-up, but the reality is that New Zealand played the third Test with a very experimental team. And what a performance it was.An entirely new back row, a rarely tested combination at nine and ten, and a new partnership at centre stuck 49 points on a hitherto competitive France.Whilst the third Test once again had another refereeing decision seemingly Brexit-like in its logic, it did not decide the game. There were no yellow or red cards to blame for the Kiwis’ seven tries, no official can be blamed for Damian McKenzie carrying 92 metres from outside-half (a ridiculous number for a ten) and no referee ensured that the French back-line only managed four clean breaks in 80 minutes. The kick was even more impressive as it was the only chance he had to impress during the game. With the pitch wet enough to cultivate basmati and Eddie Jones not giving him the chance to take restarts, kicks at goal or line kicks, the odds were stacked against Cipriani doing the business. But do it he did.That kick – and the resulting try from the increasingly immaculate Jonny May – have saved Mr Jones a lot of grief over the summer.No rule for referee blocking – but we need oneThe third Test between the All Blacks and France once again witnessed an unusual decision given by the referee. Although this instance was very different to the first two Tests.For a start, it was the referee who was involved and secondly, whilst the decision looked incorrect, by the letter of the law it was bang on the money.Stop sign: Baptiste Serin is blocked by the referee as Aaron Smith passes to Damian McKenzie (Getty Images)John Lacey blocked Baptiste Serin and stopped him making a tackle, which led directly to a try for New Zealand. While no specific law outlines this issue, rugby supporters all over the world have witnessed referees bringing back play when they have accidently blocked a tackler.What’s even more peculiar is that in a book of laws where interpretation is renowned, an incident like this can be viewed as being clear-cut. But perhaps most perplexing is that if the blocking player had been from the attacking team, and not the referee, it would have been an instant penalty.Ireland are the envy of the northern hemisphereIreland have ticked so many boxes during the past 12 months that there can’t be a usable pen remaining at the IRFU. But the series win over the Wallabies surely ranks above them all and places them as arguably the only team who can realistically challenge the All Blacks in 2019.Series wins in Australia are as rare as emotions in the Trump administration. Some may argue that this Wallaby squad is 18 months away from its best, but it has proven to be a very competitive team and hugely improved from 24 months ago.Green machine: Ireland celebrate winning the Test series against Australia (Getty Images)This a Wallaby pack weighing over 910kg, with two legitimate sets of front-row forwards, two of the best opensides in the world and arguably the best back-line outside of New Zealand.To have won the series, after losing the first Test, whilst still achieving a degree of squad rotation, is a fantastic achievement. This current squad has the perfect profile for a World Cup in 2019, with a rock-solid senior spine and some youthful limbs that have 15 months still to flourish; they are where many thought England would be.Scotland shred ArgentinaThose looking for Saturday-night entertainment should have shunned Love Island, which I have now become addicted to thanks to Ugo Monye, and flicked on the Scotland game.It was a stunning example of offloading and simple running angles. There were occasions where the Scottish back-line looked like they were playing unopposed and that the Pumas defenders should have been wearing bibs.Livewire: George Horne breaks for Scotland against Argentina (Getty Images)Scotland made 20 clean breaks, Stuart Hogg and George Horne making four each and Adam Hastings and Dougie Fife with three apiece. But it was the variation in creativity that was so appealing. The next generation of All Blacks look as good as the current lot, and that’s a worry for the rest.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Episcopal churches across country toll bells for victims of Las…

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Comments (1) Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Gun Violence, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The shooting is the deadliest in modern U.S. history. Authorities say 64-year-old Stephen Paddock fired down on the crowd from two rooms on the 32nd floor of nearby Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, sending concertgoers fleeing. In addition to those killed, hundreds were injured. Paddock was found dead along with 23 rifles in his hotel suite, and 19 more firearms were found in his home.Since the nighttime attack Oct. 1, Episcopal leaders have responded by offering prayers, support and calls to action.“We are praying for the families and friends of those who have died and for the many people who have been wounded,” Anglican Communion’s primates said in a statement released from Canterbury, England, where they, including Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, are meeting.The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies, issued a statement saying “my heart broke once again” after learning of the latest mass shooting, and she cited a General Convention resolution supporting legislation to prevent more massacres.“May we have the strength to put our words into actions so that the lawmakers who represent us in Washington, D.C., and in state capitols across the land will enact sensible legislation that can prevent guns from falling into the hands of people whose hearts are torn with hatred, violence, and despair,” she said.Bishops United Against Gun Violence also issued a statement, saying Christians must act and “engage in the debates that shape how Americans live and die, especially when they die due to violence or neglect.”In Las Vegas, Episcopal clergy members are helping to provide pastoral care for victims and emergency personnel, and the Diocese of Nevada will hold a memorial worship service at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Christ Church, the Episcopal church closest to the Las Vegas strip where the shooting happened.Budde, who is a member of Bishops United, echoed the group’s written statement, saying it is “entirely reasonable” to seek legislative reform in the immediate wake of yet another mass shooting.“Thoughts and prayers, while important, are insufficient,” she said. “In our tradition, the scriptures tell us that faith without works is dead. Prayers without actions mean little.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Judy B. Bye says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An interfaith rally was held at Washington National Cathedral to remember the victims “while also urging a national conversation to end gun violence.” The cathedral offered a live video stream of that event on its Facebook page.Diocese of Washington Bishop Mariann Budde said the cathedral’s Bourdon bell typically only is sounded at funerals and at national times of mourning.“We gather in grief over the senseless bloodshed at a shooting last Sunday night in Las Vegas, and we gather with urgency,” Budde said outside the cathedral before the bell tolled 60 times. “We are people who minister to people affected by gun violence year after year. We are exhausted by the fact that this probing conversation on the issue of gun violence continues to elude us. This failure is a cause for repentance and shame.” Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group By David PaulsenPosted Oct 3, 2017 Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Las Vegas shooting Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC October 3, 2017 at 2:41 pm Thank you! I will do everything I can to encourage everyone to watch this and take action. Thank you. Thank you! St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity Wall Street in New York City rang the Bell of Hope at noon, joining churches around the country in solidarity with the Diocese of Nevada and remembering those killed in Las Vegas over the weekend. Photo: Trinity Wall Street, via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal churches across the country tolled bells simultaneously Oct. 3 in solidarity with the Diocese of Nevada and in memory of the victims of the mass shooting over the weekend in Las Vegas, which left 60 people dead, including the gunman.Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than 70 Episcopal bishops, issued the call for a nationwide bell tolling. Responding to Nevada Bishop Dan Edwards’ suggestion, the bells rang at 9 a.m. PT (10 a.m. MT, 11 a.m. CT and noon ET). Bishops United recommended tolling bells 60 times — for the 59 victims, as of the most recent count, and for the gunman who killed himself after firing down from a hotel room on an outdoor country music concert.Churches from New York to California pledged to join in tolling their bells. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal churches across country toll bells for victims of Las Vegas massacre Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishops United Against Gun Violence, Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MIlast_img read more

Ronan O’Gara set to leave Crusaders coaching role for another stint in France

first_imgWednesday Jun 12, 2019 Ronan O’Gara set to leave Crusaders coaching role for another stint in France Ronan O’Gara has confirmed that the 2019 season will be his last with the Christchurch-based club, having accepted a coaching role with French club, La Rochelle. The Ireland legend has been an assistant coach to Scott Robertson’s Super Rugby side since 2018.ADVERTISEMENTO’Gara played 128 Tests between 2000-2013 before making the move to coaching. He replaced Leon MacDonald as the BNZ Crusaders’ Backs Coach in 2018, helping guide the side to a consecutive Super Rugby title, and re-signed for the 2019 campaign. Prior to that O’Gara was an assistant coach for Racing 92 in France.O’Gara said: “My family and I have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Christchurch and were welcomed in to the Crusaders family with open arms when we arrived in early 2018. This is one of the best rugby clubs in the world, and it certainly wasn’t an easy decision to move on from this team and their high-performance environment.“I’m grateful to the Crusaders for the faith they’ve shown in me as a coach, and I’m incredibly fortunate to have worked alongside a world-class playing and management group for the last two seasons. While I see this move to La Rochelle as the next step in my coaching career and an exciting opportunity for my young family, I’d like to think, long-term, this is not necessarily the end of my time with the Crusaders.“My focus now is helping to deliver a successful 2019 campaign with the side before my family and I return to France at the end of the season,” O’Gara said.Head Coach Scott Robertson said: “Ronan quickly endeared himself to our playing group when he joined us last season and has established great relationships with our backs.“He stepped in to this environment and really challenged our thinking early on, providing the fresh perspective we were after in our coaching group. We’ve seen a huge amount of personal growth in Ronan during his time here, he continues to be a great friend to me and he’s been an integral part of our success to date.ADVERTISEMENT“On behalf of the Crusaders team, we wish Ronan and his family all the very best on their return to France,” Robertson said. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Detroit rallies for Rasmea Odeh, Palestine

first_imgPalestine solidarity demonstration in West Bloomfield faces off Zionists.WW photo: Abayomi AzikiweTwo public actions in solidarity with Palestinians were held on July 31 in the Detroit metropolitan area.A hearing in federal court for Rasmea Odeh, a 67-year-old Palestinian-American woman who lives in Chicago, was held in downtown Detroit. Odeh is facing criminal charges for alleged immigration fraud.This community activist, who has been living in the United States for two decades, is a former political prisoner of the state of Israel. Like thousands of others who have resisted the illegal occupation of her nation, Odeh was subjected to torture during her detention in Israeli prisons.A brochure circulated by the Arab American Action Network states, “In the early morning of Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, the Associate Director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), was arrested at her home by agents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). She was indicted in federal court that same morning, charged with Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization, an allegation based on answers she gave on a 20-year-old immigration application.”Dozens of supporters from Chicago, Minneapolis and locally in Detroit gathered outside the federal courthouse beginning at 1 p.m. A spirited picket line was held calling for dropping the charges against Odeh.Statements of solidarity were delivered by the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI), the Council on American-Islamic Relations Michigan and the Committee to Stop FBI Repression.A motion by Odeh’s defense lawyers to recuse Judge Paul D. Borman from hearing the case due to his pro-Zionist sympathies was rejected. According to the Electronic Intifada, “Defense attorneys filed that motion on 14 July and on 30 July submitted additional evidence, including the fact that Borman has donated thousands of dollars to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces as well as to Near East Report, a publication of the Israel lobby group AIPAC [American Israel Public Affairs Committee], through his philanthropic foundation The Borman Fund.” (July 30)Additional court papers were filed detailing the nature of the torture Odeh suffered during her incarceration in Israel beginning in 1969. AAAN Executive Director Hatem Abudayyeh told Electronic Intifada, “It would be prejudicial if the government was able to submit the conviction from Israel or evidence from the crime Rasmea is alleged to have participated in. Rasmea and her attorneys are rejecting that conviction and calling it an unlawful one, as it was obtained through torture.”Another hearing has been set for Sept. 2 in Detroit.Zionist conference draws protestThat same evening in West Bloomfield Township, one of the wealthiest suburbs in the U.S., a gathering of the Michigan Chapter of the Zionist Organization of Amer­ica took place. Supporters of the Palestinian people announced they would protest outside the conference hall. Earlier, at the Rasmea Odeh demonstration, it was rumored that a large pro-Zionist group would be present to defend IDF actions.A vigil in support of the people of Gaza began at 6 p.m. Across the street in front of the conference center, supporters of Israel shouted pro-Israel, anti-Hamas slogans. A heavy police presence kept the two sides apart.The supporters of Palestine called for an immediate halt to the IDF siege of Gaza and decried the large-scale U.S. government’s financial, military and diplomatic support of Israel. They drew a direct connection between the subsidization of Israel and the deaths of more than 1,200 Palestinians killed by that time in what Tel Aviv called “Operation Protective Edge.” The greater metropolitan Detroit area is reputed to have the largest concentration of Palestinian and Middle Eastern people in the U.S.In addition to the more than 100 Palestinians who gathered outside the Zionist gathering in the face of hostile chants from the pro-Israel demonstrators, there were representatives of such Detroit-area organizations as MECAWI, the Detroit Light Brigade, Jewish Voice for Peace, the Al-Quds Committee and others.Jerry Goldberg of MECAWI was on the side of those supporting the Palestinians’ right to self-determination and nationhood. Goldberg talked to the Jewish News amid Palestinian signs with messages like “Occupation is a crime.”“I’m a Jewish person, and I’m just here to say that these Zionists don’t represent Judaism,” said Goldberg. “They represent a racist, fascist ideology that’s based on occupation and murder of innocent Palestinian people. That’s not the heritage of Judaism.”After Goldberg spoke at the rally, the mostly Palestinian crowd spontaneously began chanting, “Judaism yes, Zionism no!”Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate unanimously voted on Aug. 1 to provide $225 million in additional funding for “Iron Dome” missiles, which are supposedly used to minimize damage in Israel from rockets fired from Gaza.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Neeley School of Business appoints director for inclusive excellence

first_imgAlexis King Twitter Linkedin ReddIt printThe Neeley School of Business is making changes with diversity in mind by appointing a director for inclusive excellence.Ann Tasby, an instructor of accounting, will serve as Neeley’s inaugural director for inclusive excellence.Tasby, who is also a faculty liaison for TCU’s National Association for Black Accountants and the TCU Accounting Career Awareness Program, will develop and lead a school-wide inclusive excellence strategy, framework, activation and accountability system for historically underrepresented students. Part of the strategy includes a recruitment and retention plan for diverse faculty and staff to enrich the academic experience and culture of connection within the business school.Ann Tasby (Photo courtesy of the Neeley School of Business)Neeley Dean Daniel Pullin wrote in an email he is “confident in Tasby’s ability to make a substantial and noticeable difference based on her success in Inclusive Excellence areas of TCU Neeley already.”Tasby joined TCU in 2017 as an accounting instructor with more than 20 years of professional experience helping Fortune 500 companies successfully mitigate business risk, reduce operating costs and improve business processes. Throughout her career, Tasby has served as a leader for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives throughout her career and served on nonprofit boards. Pullin also said Tasby’s vision will prepare students to be “culturally competent, global citizens we need for today’s complex and uncertain world.”Tasby wrote in an email her initial goals with this position include “student success through mentoring, job placement support and development of inclusive programs, faculty and staff development and corporate and alumni engagement through establishing an external advisory board and support community partnerships.”She wrote her position represents the dedication of Neeley to cultivate well-rounded professionals who are prepared to be effective in the global economy. “We are deliberately checking to make sure all voices are heard and respected,” Tasby wrote. “I am personally fully committed to the adventure ahead and determined to create a ‘Brave Zone’ where ALL voices will be valued.” Ann Tasby speaks to staff and faculty. (Photo courtesy of Leo Wesson) + posts ReddIt Previous articleTCU celebrates its 148th convocationNext articleCOVID-19 sparks decline in business at Fort Worth restaurants and bars Alexis King RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Mada: How one app is helping you pick what to wear Alexis King Facebook Alexis King is a journalism major with a minor in digital culture/data analytics from Plano, Texas. Alexis hopes to to work in entertainment news after she graduates. Alexis enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends & family. Alexis King World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Minority students talk about election results TCU News Now 3/24/2021 Alexis King Linkedin Facebook TCU News Now 2/24/2021 Alexis King TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections

first_img Organisation January 15, 2021 Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections Kazakh journalists harassed over Covid-19 reporting KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Covid19InternetFreedom of expression At least four journalists were refused access to polling stations on 10 January. They include Ayan Kalmurat of Radio Azattyk (Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe’s Kazakh-language service) and Saule Sadyenova of the independent news website, who were barred on the grounds of not having Covid-19 test results, although they are not obligatory for journalists. Just before the start of vote counting, Nasha Gazeta reporter Georgy Govorov was suddenly denied access to a polling station on the grounds that a health measure allegedly limited the number of observers, although he had been covering the voting there throughout most of the day. In a polling station near Almaty, the country’s biggest city, Radio Azattyk reporter Asylkhan Mamashuly told supervisors he saw some voters place two or even three ballots in the ballot box. The chief supervisor responded by telling him he had to leave because the Almaty region was in the coronavirus infection risk “yellow zone” and he could therefore not stay in the polling station more than five minutes.  “The obstruction of media coverage of the elections casts doubt on the tentative transition towards freedom of expression in Kazakhstan and the credibility of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s reformist discourse,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We urge the authorities to investigate these violations and to undertake to respect article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Kazakhstan ratified in 2006.”  Policemen followed several journalists of the weekly Uralskaya Nedela on polling day and tried to confiscate the phones of Radio Azattyk reporters Dilara Isa et Saniya Toiken. A police officer also deleted several videos that Toiken had recorded on polling day in Nursultan, the capital.  Localized Internet cuts were reported on polling day in several Almaty districts when demonstrations were taking place there. Aysana Ashim, the founder of the local news website The Village, said she lost her entire mobile Internet connection while participating in one of these demonstrations.  After 30 years of absolute rule, President Nursultan Nazarbayev finally stood down in March 2019, making way for Tokayev, who portrays himself as a reformer. Kazakhstan is ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the way officials obstructed reporters during the parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan on 10 January, often using Covid-19 regulations as a pretext, and calls on the Kazakh authorities to shed light on these press freedom violations. News News Help by sharing this information center_img to go further News Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal February 5, 2021 Find out more Credit: Ruslan PRYANIKOV / AFP KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Covid19InternetFreedom of expression October 30, 2020 Find out more April 30, 2020 Find out more Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her Follow the news on Kazakhstanlast_img read more

Six years on, same unanswered questions about French journalist’s death in CAR

first_img Organisation May 13, 2020 Six years on, same unanswered questions about French journalist’s death in CAR Two French reporters attacked by police, then arrested in CAR Follow the news on Central African Republic December 13, 2019 Find out more Central African RepublicAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsImpunityPhotoreportageViolence News Help by sharing this information Central African RepublicAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsImpunityPhotoreportageViolence RSF_en News AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR center_img to go further June 17, 2019 Find out more News In the absence of any progress in the investigations in the Central African Republic and France into French photojournalist Camille Lepage’s murder in the CAR exactly six years ago today, on 12 May 2014, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities in both countries to finally do what is necessary to shed light on this case. Receive email alerts RSF decries arbitrary blocking of two CAR news websites April 6, 2021 Find out more What RSF, a registered interested party in France, and the Lepage family are seeking has not changed – answers and justice. We know that Lepage was killed in the western Bouar region when the – mostly Christian – “anti-balaka” militiamen with whom she was travelling came under fire. But the identify of their assailants and the circumstances and motive of the attack – was it criminally motivated, was it a dispute between rival militias? – are still unknown. Only a thorough field investigation could provide the answers.“The past year has unfortunately provided no new information because no investigation of any kind has been carried out at the scene of the attack,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “It will undoubtedly be hard to answer all the questions still being asked by this journalist’s family but, six years after the events, all necessary resources must urgently be deployed in order to clarify the circumstances and motive of the armed attack that resulted in her death. As soon as permitted by the public health situation linked to the coronavirus epidemic, the priorities must include a field investigation and reenactment of the crime.”The Lepage family and RSF want the French judicial authorities to ask their Central African counterparts to agree to a joint investigation at the scene of the crime by French and Central African investigators. Lepage’s mother, Maryvonne Lepage, told RSF that she fears that the case will be closed although “many unclear points could still be clarified if the authorities in both countries decided to pool efforts and logistic resources effectively in order to relaunch the investigation with a joint resolve to complete it.”Journalism has been dangerous in the CAR ever since civil war broke out in 2013. Three Central African journalists– Elisabeth Blanche Olofio, Désiré Luc Sayenga and René Padou – were also killed in the course of their work at the height of the fighting in 2014.Four years later, in July 2018, when armed groups still controlled most of the country,  three Russian investigative reporters – Orkhan Dzhemal, Alexander Rastorguyev and Kirill Radchenko – were murdered in obscure circumstances after arriving in the CAR to look into the presence of Russian mercenaries. RSF continues to call for an international investigation into their deaths because of the utter opaqueness of the local investigation.The Central African Republic is ranked 132nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News CAR policeman who shot reporter must be punished, RSF sayslast_img read more

Myanmar Telecoms Industry Report 2020-2025 –

first_img Facebook DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– The “Myanmar Telecoms Industry Report – 2020-2025” report has been added to’s offering. Myanmar is among the fastest developing telecommunications market in the world, mainly driven by the late investments from 2014 onwards. Myanmar, once labelled one of the world’s most repressive, censored and underdeveloped telecommunications sectors, has adopted a host of reforms to rapidly improve the nation’s economy and quality of life of its citizens. The publisher expects the Burmese telecommunications industry to continue its expansion thanks to the defensiveness of the sector and despite the social and public health impacts, amid an uncertain political and economic outlook due to the 2021 military coup and the Covid-19 pandemic. Growing mobile phone penetration and high fixed broadband take-up among households will fuel future growth over the next five years. Following the market expansion over the last 5 years, the author forecasts subdued revenue growth growing to 2025, with the Covid-19 pandemic, the diminishing impact of declining legacy voice and SMS revenue and low population growth. Fixed lines subscriptions remains very small and stagnating while fixed broadband is slowly taking off with subscriptions comprising mostly of FTTH connections, broadband fibre investments are emerging and growth is expected to flow through over the forecast period. The telecommunications market is dominated by one large incumbent integrated operator – Myanmar Post Telecommunications – with mobile and fixed infrastructure competing with three other mobile operators, Ooredoo Myanmar, Telenor Myanmar and MyTel and emerging fibre broadband operators, YTP, MyanmarNet and 5BB Broadband. Overall revenue share shifted to the new entrants at the expense of MPT over the 2014-2019 period. The telecommunications revenue profile highlights the expansion of Ooredoo Myanmar and Telenor Myanmar from a standing start in 2014 while MPT faced pressure in its mobile business facing off the new entrants and registering a decline in revenue from 2014 to 2017 This report provides analyses of revenue and market forecasts as well as statistics of the Myanmar telecoms industry including market sizing, 5-year forecasts, market insights, key telecom trends, 5G and also features the following:Overall Telecommunications Market by Major OperatorsTelco Operators Profile, Revenue and EBITDA MixMobile Subscribers & Revenue Market Overview and ForecastsSpectrum HoldingsIoT Market OverviewTelecoms Infrastructure Review: Towers, backbone fibre, submarine cables & data centresBroadband Subscribers & Revenue Market Overview and ForecastsNational Broadband Network Detailed Market Overview and ForecastsThematics / Opportunities relating to 5G, M&A and e-CommerceTelco M&A Transaction Database Why You Should Buy the Myanmar Telecoms Industry Report:Benefit from the latest market opportunitiesUnderstand the threats to your operations and investments and protect your company against future risksGain insights on emerging trends supporting, enhancing or disrupting your activities in the marketGet a full view of the competitive landscape to assess your market position.Forecasts as a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the telecoms marketTarget business opportunities and risks in the telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investmentsAssess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Operators Profiles Companies Mentioned5BB BroadbandHyalroute (MFOCN)Irrawaddy Green Tower (IGT)Myanmar Post & Telecommunications (MPT)MyanmarNetMytelOoredoo MyanmarTelenor MyanmarYTP For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: MYANMAR ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS NETWORKS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 10:03 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 10:03 AM Twitter Myanmar Telecoms Industry Report 2020-2025 – TAGS  WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Twittercenter_img Pinterest Previous articleBelcampo Meat Co. Launches New Seasoned Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast and Seasoned Lemon Pepper Chicken Legs for Convenient, Nutritious MealsNext articleGuardiola’s patient approach pays off with flourishing Foden Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

NY politicians meet with Donegal’s Mayor in Letterkenny

first_img Google+ NY politicians meet with Donegal’s Mayor in Letterkenny WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Newsx Adverts Twitter Pinterest Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey By News Highland – October 16, 2011 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Previous articlePARC hold first meeting with Leo VaradkerNext articleDonegal anti-drugs campaigner hits out at governments failure to tackle drug driving News Highland Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week The New York State American Irish Legislators Society has been visiting Donegal as part of a one week Irish trip.County Mayor Noel Mc Bride met with the group in Letterkenny today, saying it was a very good exchange.The society was founded in 1973 and raises money for educational and cultural Irish programs.Cllr Mc Bride says with several senior politicians in the gathering, important links were forged………[podcast][/podcast] Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more