East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) 2012 Presentation

July 12, 2021

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2012 presentation For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz)  2012 presentation Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ecuador continúa su reconstrucción un año después del terremoto

June 20, 2021

first_imgEcuador continúa su reconstrucción un año después del terremoto Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Latin America, Los predios baldíos y edificios en ruinas en el centro de Portoviejo son prueba del lento proceso de recuperación que lleva la ciudad. Foto: Ernesto Chiran[Episcopal News Service] La Diócesis Litoral ha acompañado espiritualmente a la feligresía de las cuatro iglesias que se vieron más afectadas por el terremoto el 16 de abril del año pasado. La Iglesia también ha trabajado con quienes perdieron todo y aún buscan recobrar la normalidad en sus vidas.Esa tarde hacía buen tiempo, por lo que Lidilia Alvarado, de 71 años, paseaba cerca de la playa de Tarqui con su sobrina. De repente, vio algo diferente en el mar: el agua se alejaba de la orilla cada vez más como si se estuviera vaciando por un drenaje. “No sabía qué era, pero le dije a mi sobrina que regresáramos a casa”, cuenta.En cuestión de segundos, la confusión fue peor, el suelo se movía, la gente gritaba, mientras que las sirenas y algunas alarmas sonaban. “Logré llegar a mi casa, pero sólo escuchaba explosiones fuertes y veía pedazos de paredes caer”, recuerda Alvarado. Más tarde comprendió que se trataba de un terremoto de 7,8 de magnitud. Ecuador estaba de luto.Un año ha pasado desde el terremoto en Ecuador, Portoviejo apenas comienza a reactivar su economía. Foto: Ernesto ChiranEl 16 de abril de 2016, la tragedia alcanzó la zona costera ecuatoriana. Datos del Sistema Nacional Descentralizado de Gestión de Riesgos indican que 661 personas murieron, 6.274 resultaron heridas y 28.678 fueron enviadas a refugios tras los daños en sus viviendas. Un año ha pasado desde el sismo y en Manta, ciudad costeña de la provincia de Manabí, la población aún enfrenta muchas dificultades.“Todavía es difícil, no se ha logrado volver a la normalidad. Eso no se logra de la noche a la mañana”, dijo a ENS el Rdo. canónigo Cristóbal León, Arcediano de Manabí. A lo largo de este último año, la Iglesia ha llevado a cabo muchas actividades espirituales y sociales en medio de la desolación.Los retos han sido muchos. Según el Rdo. León, las ruinas de muchos edificios en el centro de Manta recuerdan la tragedia, los soldados aún brindan vigilancia para evitar saqueos en casas deshabitadas y la poca actividad económica impide que muchas familias salgan de la precariedad.“Nosotros siempre les decimos a las comunidades que no se desesperen. Hay otros lugares donde también sufrieron terremotos antes que nosotros y no han logrado salir adelante. Haití por ejemplo, todavía no termina de recuperarse. Aquí al menos ya los refugios que quedan son pocos”, afirmó el Rdo. León.En el caso de Alvarado, su casa sufrió daños parciales, pero ante las réplicas fueron obligados a salir debido al riesgo. “Nos fuimos un tiempo, pero en vista de que se empezaban a entrar a robar a las casas solas, regresamos sin permiso de nadie. Entramos y nos quedamos. Yo hablé con el alcalde después, le expliqué que como jubilada no tenia dinero”, aseguró.Alvarado es una abogada ya jubilada, pero su pensión es pequeña. Sin la posibilidad de poder siquiera alquilar las habitaciones de su casa, salir adelante no ha sido fácil. “Vamos intentando llevar una vida normal, con la fe puesta en Dios. No he podido reconstruir por completo mi casa pero en donde vivimos estamos seguros”, afirmó.Trabajo compartido Hace un año, la feligresía ecuatoriana respondió con mucha solidaridad hacia las zonas más afectadas. Se enviaron víveres  y ropa a los refugios. La solidaridad internacional tampoco se hizo esperar; sin embargo, lo difícil llegó meses después, cuando era el momento de intentar volver a la normalidad.“Al cerrar los refugios, las ayudas también se terminaron. Al principio hubo una reacción inmediata con víveres, ropa y medicinas; pero luego vino la segunda etapa, la de ayudar a esta gente a recuperar sus vidas”, dijo el Rdo. León.El gobierno ofreció una ayuda de hasta $10.000 para la reconstrucción de casas si se cumplían ciertos requisitos, y a ese fin creó tres programas de ayuda a través del Ministerio de Desarrollo Urbano y Vivienda. Pero en las comunidades no todos los afectados cumplían los requisitos.La Diócesis Litoral comenzó un plan de ayuda para apoyar a algunos miembros de la comunidad que no pudieron recibir subvenciones del Estado. El diácono Jairo Chiran Guillén se encargó de coordinar la ayuda: visitaba las casas afectadas con un maestro de obra y buscaba presupuestos, luego los enviaba a la Diócesis para su aprobación.“Se buscaba promover la solidaridad, las familias colaboraban en la reconstrucción, sólo comprábamos los materiales y le pagábamos al maestro de obra que dirigía el trabajo. Los ayudantes éramos la misma comunidad. Era un trabajo comunitario”, explicó el diácono Chiran.Según el diácono Chiran, se reconstruyeron 10 viviendas con apoyo de la Diócesis en las comunidades de Las Pilas y Portoviejo. La Iglesia también creó un programa de créditos solidarios con el apoyo de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo (ERD, por su sigla en inglés). Las personas solicitaban una cantidad moderada de dinero para comenzar un pequeño negocio y pagaban a plazos el 50% del monto sin ningún interés.“Hay personas que perdieron su trabajo y aún siguen desempleadas porque apenas se está reactivando la economía”, explicó.En Manta, no fue hasta el 27 de diciembre de 2016 que se inauguró la zona comercial conocida como “El Nuevo Tarqui”. El centro comercial cuenta con 1.800 pequeños locales que ofrecen todo tipo de productos, desde alimentos hasta ropa y calzado. “El centro comercial ha quedado muy bien, le ha dado vida a la zona que por mucho tiempo estuvo muy desolada. Ahora hay más movimiento”; dijo el Rdo. León.La esperanza puesta en el futuroTal como en la reconstrucción de las casas, las comunidades afectadas por los terremotos han aprendido que sus vidas también se irán reconstruyendo con paciencia y con fe, ladrillo a ladrillo. “Personalmente, yo vi un avivamiento en la fe. En medio de la tragedia surgió una esperanza y confianza plena en Dios”, aseguró el diácono Chiran.El diácono ha solicitado otro apoyo de $20.000 para seguir ofreciendo créditos solidarios, reconoce que hasta ahora los créditos ofrecidos han sido pequeños. También compartió con entusiasmo que la ERD ha ofrecido un programa de educación en microfinanzas y cómo manejar la economía del hogar.  “Vemos eso como una bendición porque en las comunidades donde servimos la gente no tiene muchas oportunidades y no sólo se trata de ofrecer un crédito, sino de dar orientación sobre cómo administrar el poco dinero que se les pueda prestar”, aseguró.El Rdo. León manifestó que el apoyo espiritual a las comunidades ha sido clave, pero que las acciones de apoyo material también han sido necesarias. El diácono Chiran agradeció a la comunidad internacional el apoyo espiritual y económico brindado.– Clara Villatoro es una periodista radicada en San Salvador. Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Por Clara VillatoroPosted Apr 12, 2017 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 center_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Province IX Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

Three Apopka Sisters Qualify for Junior Olympics

June 19, 2021

first_img Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here TAGSCar WashJunior OlympicsMcDonald’s Previous articleOn this Day: Sliced Bread becomes the Standard for InnovationNext articleLandry jumps off the bullet train and into the deep end Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Three Apopka sisters have qualified to run in the 2016 AAU Junior Olympics, but they need your help to make it happen.Arbriel Scott is 11 years old.  For the past 4 years, Arbriel has been ranked in the top 5 in the nation in her running events. This year she is currently ranked in the top 3 of her 3 events. She competes in the 800m, 1500m and 4x400m relay.But Arbriel does not run by herself.   Her 9-year-old younger sister, Abrianna Perkins, is the 2015 USA National 800m champion.Her 10-year-old sister, Jamiya Scott, is also a runner.Arbriel and her sisters have set some lofty goals.“I know that we have a once in a lifetime opportunity,” says Arbriel. “Our goal is to be the first three sisters to compete on the same high school team, college team, and run in the Olympics together, I know that it starts here.”Arbriel, her sisters and their supporters will be holding a Car Wash this Saturday, July 9th, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon in the parking lot area of the McDonald’s office, located next to the McDonald’s restaurant on Main Street to raise funds to travel to the 2016 Junior Olympics in Houston later this month.If you cannot make it to the Car Wash use this link to check out her GoFundMe page.“Arbriel is the daughter of one of our long-time managers,” said Bob Allegroe, the owner/operator of the Main Street McDonald’s. “Arbriel is a focused and determined young lady with a perseverance to succeed. We’re proud of Abriel and her sisters in how far they have come, and we also have faith in how far they can go. We are pleased to support the girls in their quest to raise funds and help make their goals and dreams come true.”Arbriel and her sisters run with the Florida Elite Track Club.The AAU Junior Olympic Games are known as the largest national multi-sport event for youth in the United States. It has become the showcase event of the AAU Sports Program.Five hundred twenty-three athletes competed in the inaugural AAU Junior Olympic Games in Washington, D.C. in 1967.  AAU Junior Olympic Games have been conducted in 19 states and 30 cities across the United States. “There’s nothing junior about it” has become the theme of the AAU Junior Olympic Games while growing to over 16,000 participants in over 20 sports. The Games popularity has exploded to now represent all 50 states and several United States territories. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

Peace funding to set timetable soon

June 16, 2021

first_img  47 total views,  1 views today The long delayed Peace IV programme for Northern Ireland and Border regions will soon release a detailed timetable for funding calls.The programme’s Monitoring Committee will approve the timetable later this month along with dates for funding workshops relevant to all of the programme’s specific objectives.In line with the Europe 2020 strategy the European Commission requires that all of the new 2014-2020 programmes be more ‘concentrated’. PEACE IV will focus on a narrower range of activities to ensure that there is sufficient available funding to bring about significant change.The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) contribution to the programme is €229 million. Up to 85% of funding is available under the ERDF. The remaining 15% will normally be provided by the Northern Ireland Executive and the Irish Government.The PEACE Programme has four key priority areas:• Shared Education: – To increase the level of direct, sustained and curriculum-based contact between pupils and teachers from all backgrounds.• Children & Young People: – To help young people, in particular, those not in education, employment and/or training (NEETs) to develop a greater understanding and respect for diversity; access new opportunities and become active citizens.• Shared Spaces & Services: – To create new shared spaces and services where people from different communities and backgrounds can come together to learn from and respect each other.• Building Positive Relations at a Local Level: – To create a society characterised by good relations and respect, where cultural identity is celebrated and people can live, learn and socialise together free from prejudice, hate and intolerance.Photo: peace dove signpost by JoeManjiArts on Shutterstock.com Tagged with: Funding Northern Ireland Howard Lake | 14 January 2016 | News Peace funding to set timetable soon 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. Advertisement  48 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Dementia UK & YoungDementia UK announce merger

June 16, 2021

first_img  255 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Dementia UK and YoungDementia UK have merged, with the charities to continue to operate under the Dementia UK name.The two charities have already been collaborating for a number of years and through the merger hope to provide a stronger, unified, more influential voice for people living with and affected by young onset dementia and their families.  The service offering of both charities will continue unchanged for now, with the view to enhancing them in the future.  The Young Dementia Network and the Young Dementia Oxfordshire support offering will continue under their existing names, and all YoungDementia UK staff have become Dementia UK employees as of 1 November, when the merger was completed.Dementia UK CEO Hilda Hayo also has a specialism in young onset dementia and sits on the steering group for the Young Dementia Network, which was set up by YoungDementia UK. Dementia UK will continue, and invest in, the network, as well as invest in market research on young onset dementia to help inform the development of support and Young Dementia Network activity. Funds from supporters of YoungDementia UK will be ringfenced for the charity’s young onset dementia work.YoungDementia UK’s Director Tessa Gutteridge will be part of the Senior Leadership Team at Dementia UK, reporting directly to the Chief Executive, and retaining responsibility for Young Dementia Network and supporting the development of young onset focused activity within the charity. Its trustee Emma Crozier has also become a trustee of Dementia UK to ensure young onset dementia is effectively represented on the Dementia UK Board.Dr Hilda Hayo, CEO of Dementia UK and Chief Admiral Nurse, said:“Dementia UK and YoungDementia UK have worked together successfully for years and this is an excellent development, and natural progression, for both charities.  Now, more than ever, families impacted by dementia need empathetic, specialist support, and the coming together of these two charities will greatly expand our knowledge, expertise and capability for supporting families facing young onset dementia.”Tessa Gutteridge, Director of YoungDementia UK, said: Advertisement Melanie May | 3 November 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “YoungDementia UK is dedicated to supporting people diagnosed with dementia under the age of 65.  We recognise the very different impact young onset dementia has on the person and their family.  Joining forces with Dementia UK will help us amplify the voices of those dealing with this difficult condition and reach even more people with specialist advice and support.  Together we are committed to making a greater difference to people living with young onset dementia, and their families.”center_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Dementia UK & YoungDementia UK announce merger Tagged with: mergerlast_img read more

News media targeted amid Libyan chaos

June 12, 2021

first_img LibyaMiddle East – North Africa December 17, 2019 Find out more Controlled by the government-backed Zintan brigades since Gaddafi’s overthrow, Tripoli international airport has now been seized by the Misrata brigades and their allies in the course of the “Libya Dawn” campaign launched on 13 July.As the situation gets more complex by the day and the authorities struggle to win legitimacy in the face of destabilization by militias and other armed groups, the media, by being manipulated or physically attacked, find themselves at the heart of this political and military anarchy.Condemning the use of news media as propaganda tools and to foment divisions, Reporters Without Borders reiterates the need for the utmost independence, impartiality and professionalism on the part the media in their reporting, especially during political and military crises, when the role they should play as objective sources of news and information is all the more crucial.“It is crazy and deeply regrettable that the principles for which the Libyan people fought in the revolution three years ago, including freedom of information, are again being flouted,” said Reporters Without Borders assistant research director Virginie Dangles. “The original surge of hope has gradually been replaced by a new dark page in Libya’s history. Journalists are being persecuted, assaulted or killed, and the media are prey to constant attacks or are being used to help generate biased news coverage.”Attacks, assaults and manipulationOne of the latest media to be targeted is the privately-owned satellite TV station Al-Dawliya (Libya International), located on the airport road in southwestern Tripoli, which was surrounded by cars belonging to “Libya Dawn” militiamen on the night of 25 August, a representative of the station said. The militiamen overran the station, ransacking its offices and seizing most of its equipment and files. By chance, no employee was present at the time except a security guard, who was able to warn its staff that an armed attack was under way.An unidentified video posted on Al-Dawliya’s Facebook page shows military men outside the TV station’s ransacked studios with a car on which “Fajr Libya” (Libya Dawn) is written. The man shooting the video can be heard describing the TV station as “corrupt, shameful and seditious” and those responsible for the attack as “brave and courageous heroes.”The attack follows threats against Al-Dawliya and many of its employees. Its board is headed by Mahmoud Jibril, a former chair of the National Transitional Council and president of the National Forces Alliance (NFA), a liberal party critical of Libya’s Islamists, and by Abdel Majid Al-Mligta, a senior NFA official and brother of Othman Al-Mligta, who heads Al-Qa’qa’a, one of the powerful Zintan brigades.The attack on Al-Dawliya came just days after two of its producers, Osama Rashid and Mohamad Al-Sa’di, were kidnapped by the “Shuhada Janzour” brigade in the western Tripoli district of Janzour on the night of 17 August. At first, they were just stopped and questioned at a checkpoint, but when it emerged that they worked for Al-Dawliya, they were insulted and beaten, and then detained. They were finally freed after being mistreated and roughed up for five days. Rashid said they owed their release to the intervention of Nizam Al-Tayyari, who is the head of the board of the state-owned TV station Al-Rasmiya and one of its anchors. Rashid said Tayyari convinced the militiamen that the two producers were not responsible for Al-Dawliya’s support for “liberal” sectors and its anti-Islamist editorial line.Al-Assima, another privately-owned TV station, was attacked again on 24 August, just hours after the final Libya Dawn assault on Tripoli airport. Armed men stormed into headquarters at around 4 a.m., ransacking and destroying equipment and files and setting fire to the control room. No employee was injured but the station is still unable to broadcast.Headed by Jum’a Al-Osta, Al-Assima is well known for supporting the NFA and Jibril and has been the target of repeated physical attacks for nearly two years.In a separate development, the broadcasts of Al-Rasmiya and another state-owned TV stations, Al-Wataniya, were stopped on 20 August at the behest of the transitional government’s information ministry, which asked the Egyptian state-owned TV satellite company Nilesat to stop carrying their signals.This decision was taken after Al-Wataniya was overrun on 4 August by a militia controlled by Abdelraouf Kara, an Islamist ally of the Misrata brigades during the past two months of fighting in Tripoli, who ordered Al-Wataniya not to broadcast the new parliament’s inauguration in the eastern city of Tobruq. Ever since then, Al-Wataniya has remained under the control of Kara and his militias, including the “deterrent forces” and the Nawasi brigade, which has turned it into their propaganda mouthpiece. Several sources also claim that, after being arrested or kidnapped, many journalists have been taken directly to a secret Tripoli prison operated by Kara.As for Al-Rasmiya, despite being the Libyan parliament’s official mouthpiece, the station had not been broadcasting the sessions of the new parliament that was elected on 25 June. Violating its statutes, the TV station’s Tayyari-led board refused on the grounds that the new parliament was not legitimate.Ever since then, Al-Rasmiya has just been covering the Libya Dawn campaign, thereby becoming a completely one-sided and illegal news outlet. According to one of its leading presenters, Ahmad Ben Ashour, 21 of its journalists resigned just before satellite transmission was stopped because of its “manifest support for extremists and armed militias.”Although Nilesat transmission was ended at the government’s request, Al-Wataniya and Al-Rasmiya quickly resumed broadcasting by using the satellite frequencies of the children’s TV station Libya Al-Atfal.Reporters Without Borders urges all parties to the current fighting to immediately cease all attacks against journalists and to respect the principles of media independence and neutrality and the essential watchdog role that the media should play in their news coverage.RWB also urges the Libyan authorities to deploy all necessary resources to end the physical attacks on journalists and their news media, and to guarantee the safety of all Libyan and foreign reporters. LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation August 28, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News media targeted amid Libyan chaos News Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul June 24, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom News February 23, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is extremely worried about the Libyan media, which continue to be targeted amid the chaos of the worst political and military crisis in Libya since the fall of the Gaddafi regime in August 2011. Follow the news on Libya News Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest Newslast_img read more

Northeast finally cooling off while a new storm moves to the Midwest

May 18, 2021

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Record highs were reported in several cities on Wednesday, including Boston and Providence at 98 and 95 degrees, respectively.Thursday should be the last hot and humid day in the Northeast as the heat wave should let up beginning Friday. A heat advisory is in effect Thursday throughout much of the New York City and New England areas.As Northeast temperatures begin dropping in the next few days — with some areas seeing decreases of 20 to 30 degrees — showers and storms are possible along the Interstate 95 corridor beginning Thursday afternoon.Wisconsin is experiencing record flooding Thursday morning, and a new storm is heading for the Midwest. That system likely will move into the Plains on Thursday and the Great Lakes on Friday, as southwestern Wisconsin could get hit hard again.Stretching from the Midwest to the East Coast, many regions are expecting additional rainfall through Saturday. Parts of already-saturated Wisconsin may see 3 more inches, exacerbating flooding concerns. Parts of the Northeast may see similar totals. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Staff push for flexible working

May 12, 2021

first_imgStaff push for flexible workingOn 19 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. The increasingly flexible approach of employers to working hours is beingdriven by concerns over the retention of skilled staff and the need to keep upwith competitors, a new study claims. Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on Scottish companies in thefinancial services sector shows that new legislation covering parental leaveand work-life balance has persuaded staff to push for flexible workingarrangements. However, the study claims that flexible arrangements are often left to thediscretion of line managers, who can be inconsistent in their approach. Jeff Hyman, professor of HR management at Glasgow Caledonian University andco-author of the report, said the Government needs to monitor the effectivenessof its voluntary approach of promoting family friendly policies. He said: “Our study shows that company policies are currently dictatedby business interests rather than family concerns. “Family-friendly employment also means different things to differentpeople, which makes it difficult to reach voluntary agreement about the termsof a formal policy.” The research into 17 companies shows there is a wider spread of flexibleworking policy initiatives in firms where trades unions are recognised. It alsofound there was an absence of women in senior management in companies with noformal policies. The ability of managers to offer flexible working to staff depends on timeconstraints on the employee’s workload and availability of a substitute worker,the study concludes. www.jrf.org.uk Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

HR: Does business hours mean all hours?

May 12, 2021

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Read full article Has “normal business hours” become a thing of the past? These days, I rarely meet anyone who almost immediately following waking up in the morning, wont grab their phone from the bedside to check their email, or who considers their nights to be personal or family time, which not so long ago seemed the norm. What is it about modern day issues and work problems that are more important than those that we were facing years ago that can’t wait until the next day? Or is it a simple case that our ability to prioritize is being depleted due to such ease of systems access which allows many organisations’ staff to turn any computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device into a make-shift work station?I’m as guilty as the next person of the late night emails and struggling to switch off but I’m one of the lucky ones who enjoys what I do enough that it doesn’t feel like a chore. What about those who aren’t as lucky and feel like they don’t have the pressure release of being able to go home and un-wind?Human nature dictates that if we get too used to something, it becomes habitual and we begin to expect it. This being the case, if this isn’t carefully managed, how long will it be before being “switched on” at all times is an expected part of a job as opposed to it being a sign of an engaged and happy employee who will strive to go above and beyond any contractual obligations? Don’t get me wrong, the huge emphasis which these days is placed on interoperability and mobility of internal systems of course is a great thing and phenomenal feat in technology advancement but with it comes the potential for more risk, more pressure and more un-happy staff if it is not managed well.center_img HR: Does business hours mean all hours?Shared from missc on 9 Dec 2014 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Oil and gas capital spending set for a 13-year low as market crisis deepens

May 7, 2021

first_img Oil producers are cutting costs as market pressure intensifies Global spending by exploration and production (E&P) firms is likely to hit a 13-year low in 2020, as oil and gas operators seek to insulate themselves from the worst effects of the growing market crisis.Analysis from Rystad Energy shows capital expenditure (capex) in the industry is likely to fall by $100bn this year to around $450bn – a 17% decline from 2019 levels.That is in a base case scenario in which oil prices average $34 per barrel through the year, but with huge uncertainty engulfing the market as the COVID-19 pandemic escalates and Opec+ members prepare to unleash more crude supply into the market, capital outlay could reach as low as $380bn for the year, and $300bn in 2021.Rystad’s upstream analyst Olga Savenkova said: “As companies are now losing solid oil market ground for the second time in recent years, it will be far more challenging to act quickly and reach the same high level of investment revision without taking a heavy toll on E&P’s performance.” Texas urged to impose oil and gas production cuts, as US shale plans a 30% drop in capital spending this yearThe US shale industry will be particularly affected by these revised spending measures – Rystad estimates a 30% year-on-year capex decline – resulting in lower production activity, deferred investment decisions and decreased exploration activity.Analysts have suggested bankruptcies are likely within the US shale sector if the crisis deepens, as investor support recedes and companies struggle to repeat the financial and operational gymnastics that helped them emerge from the 2015 oil crisis with their balance sheets intact.Yesterday (30 March) Texas shale producers Pioneer Natural Resources and Parsley Energy took the highly unusual step of asking the state’s regulator to consider imposing production cut measures – something that hasn’t happened since the 1970s – to confront the issue of low prices, market oversupply and rapidly diminishing storage capacity.In a letter to the Railroad Commission of Texas, the CEOs of the two companies cited “inevitable and imminent” large-scale production interruptions amid the “largest imbalance in history” between supply and demand for oil.FULL LETTER: U.S. shale producers Pionner Natural Resources and Parsley Energy formally ask Texas oil regulator (Railroad Commission) for an emergency meeting to consider output cuts | #OOTT #OilPriceWar #covid19 Full story on @TheTerminal pic.twitter.com/Pize9Vb6RS— Javier Blas (@JavierBlas) 30 March 2020They added: “The Texas oil industry faces disruption that far surpasses the merely extraordinary.“Without Commission action, operators will shut-in wells in an ad hoc and haphazard manner that will heighten industry disruption and cause economic waste.”They warned that without regulatory intervention to introduce proration in the state, the collapse in oil prices threatens to “decimate the achievements of the Texas shale revolution”. Exploration and production spending by oil and gas firms is expected to fall by $100bn in 2020, as US shale operators call for regulatory intervention to limit output Diplomatic efforts being made to stabilise global oil marketsLast week, Republican senators urged the White House to intervene with what they termed “economic warfare” against the US, by convincing Saudi Arabia to end its price war that has sent oil prices falling to their lowest levels in decades.A phone call yesterday (30 March) between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin added a further diplomatic twist to proceedings, with the two leaders “agreeing on the importance of stability in global energy markets”, according to a White House statement.A Kremlin release on the call confirmed the presidents “exchanged views on the current state of the global oil market and agreed that Russian and American energy ministers should hold consultations on this topic”.Commentators have suggested Russia is well placed to survive a prolonged price war with Saudi Arabia, but the effects of an Opec+ production rush – expected to kick into gear tomorrow (1 April) as existing cutback agreements expire – on an already destabilised market remain to be seen. Many oil companies have announced spending cuts alreadyMeanwhile, oil companies are doing what they can to minimise cost outlay and prepare to see out the price crisis, with many of the world’s biggest operators announcing spending cutbacks.Analysis from GlobalData finds more than $50bn has already been slashed from producers’ budgets for the year ahead, with more announcements expected over the coming weeks and months.Shale-focused operators in the US and Australian firms with large-scale liquified natural gas (LNG) projects have taken the most drastic reduction measures, according to the research group.Oil and gas capex revisions for 2020 (Credit: GlobalData)GlobalData oil and gas analyst Daniel Rogers said: “The types and severity of the cuts seen will differ depending on stakeholder requirements.“National oil companies will strive to protect obligated payments to the government, while maintaining production volumes, whereas independent oil companies will focus on strengthening balance sheets and continuing to generate returns for investors in a challenging environment.”Saudi Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell have each announced 20% decreases to their respective 2020 capital budgets, while oil majors ExxonMobil and BP are both said to be preparing similar measures yet to be formally announced.In the US, a series of big-name shale operators including Chevron, Pioneer Natural Resources, Apache and Occidental Petroleum have unveiled spending cuts of their own as they seek to tighten the purse strings.last_img read more