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Fidson Healthcare Limited ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgFidson Healthcare Limited ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Health sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Fidson Healthcare Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidson Healthcare Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidson Healthcare Limited (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileFidson Healthcare Limited manufactures and sells pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products in Nigeria including over-the-counter, ethical and consumer products. The company produces various drug classes for antacid and ulcer care, anti-diabetic, anti-malaria, anti-diarrhea, anti-psychotic as well as osteo-care, pain relief, colds and flu, thrombo-prophylactics and cardio-vascular products. Fidson Healthcare Limited also produces a range of nutraceuticals (health) products. The company was incorporated in 1995 and its head office is in Shomolu, Nigeria. Fidson Healthcare Limited is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Autumn Series: Richard Hill picks his England backrow

first_imgHilly’s pick: The man in possession, Chris RobshawNo 6Tom Johnson: I’ve been really impressed by Tom Johnson in the past few weeks, particularly in that performance against the Cardiff Blues. He’s brings high-energy, hard-graft and is comfortable with the ball in the wide channels to offload. Johnson had perhaps dropped away a bit, but that performance and Exeter’s good form has put him deservedly back in England contention.Blindside: Wood led England expertly in ArgentinaTom Wood: Tom is one of those characters who gets on with his job quietly. He loves his rugby and positively thrives on it. He brings decent physicality and a handy lineout option. He also fits in with England’s back row having the right workrate. That’s critical to the type of game they want to play. Their dynamism around defence has been key to putting the on the front foot.Hilly’s pick: Tom Wood gets the nodWaiting in the wings Richard Hill was speaking on behalf of QBE, the business insurance specialist, ahead of the QBE InternationalsBy Owain JonesWITH STUART Lancaster is poised to announce the England squad to face Australia in a matter of hours and the most hotly contested area of selection is the backrow. We chewed the fat with England’s very own silent assassin, Richard Hill, to analyse England’s likely combinations…No 8Ben Morgan: “Ben is a key player for England. He was missed towards the end of the Six Nations but travelled to Argentina in the summer and impressed. By his standards, he’s had a quiet start to the season but when England have performed well in the last 12 months, it’s invariably been with him in the side. He has this real ability to run back at defences, like try he set up for Ben Foden in the Stade de France. He’s a big man and can challenge the gainline physically, but he’s intelligent and looks for the offload, allowing others to run support lines off him.”Billy Vunipola: “Billy has continued where he left off with Wasps last season. With his power, he’s been instrumental in getting Saracens on the front foot and giving them quick ball. Simply, he allows other players in the team an easier ride. Billy is a flair player and plays on the edge, but the risk is there will be mistakes, the positives have to outweigh the negatives. The key is in the team. There has to be a tacit understanding that if the player is looking to create something, there is a risk something could go wrong.  Billy needs to make sure that he gets it right more often than not and that comes with understanding, feel and gametime. He’s had it at Premiership level, but international rugby is another step up again.”Hilly’s pick: I’d pick Ben Morgan, but with the X-Factor of Billy Vunipola to come off the bench as an impact subBig Ben: Morgan is key to EnglandNo 7Matt Kvesic: “Matt is arguably one of many Gloucester players to have suffered from Gloucester’s indifferent start to the season. Many aliken him to Backy (Neil Back) but he’s a lot bigger than him, at 6ft 2in and over 16st. I saw him play against Saracens, but didn’t see the best of him. In Argentina, however, he had a performance that was akin to the type of style Stuart Lancaster wants from his seven. Quick over the deck, he’s a player who goes out not only to get a volume of tackles, but a quality of tackles.”Chris Robshaw: “Now we know he’s been selected as captain, we know Chris will start the Series. When you look back at the Wales match in the Six Nations, Chris had to deal with the disappointment of not making the Lions tour. He will also have had mixed feelings around Stuart suggesting he rests over the summer but he’s come back and got on with the job. The management were loyal to Chris, and I’m sure he will repay the faith they’ve shown in him. After some consistently excellent performances under Lancaster, they’ll hope he can provide his usual energy, workrate, competition at the breakdown and of course leadership qualities.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Tom Croft would come into the reckoning if he was fit but England’s overall strength in depth in the back row is encouraging. There are other fringe players showing up well who may get a chance in the future like Dave Ewers, Will Fraser and Sam Dickinson. Dickinson, in particular, has put in some very strong performances at Northampton so far.Richard Hill was speaking on behalf of QBE, the business insurance specialist, ahead of the QBE Internationals www.QBErugby.comlast_img read more

Rugby sevens: Fiji make history by winning Olympic gold

first_imgFiji triumphed over Team GB in the Olympics sevens final to win their country’s first-ever Olympics medal Silver – New ZealandBronze – CanadaMen’s SevensGold – FijiSilver – Great Britain Team spirit: Fiji celebrate after winning Olympic gold in Rio. Photo: Getty Images TAGS: FijiHighlight Bronze – South AfricaFor the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Fiji won their first-ever Olympic medal in Brazil, comfortably beating Team GB 43-7 in the final to take gold in the rugby sevens. Fiji prime minister Frank Bainimarama was in Rio to watch the team make history and has announced a public holiday to celebrate their achievement.It was a phenomenal display of skill, pace and power, much like Australia’s win over New Zealand in the final of the women’s competition.Overall, it’s fair to say rugby sevens has been a huge success on its Olympic debut, bringing a new audience to the sport and hopefully inspiring people around the world to pick up an oval ball. And that’s exactly what World Rugby aimed to achieve when campaigning for the sport’s entry into the Games.Rugby sevens is guaranteed to be part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Japan will be looking to go one step further at home than they did in Rio and win a medal – but the vote on the sport’s involvement beyond then will be taken by the IOC next May. Judging by the overwhelmingly positive reaction on social media, though, rugby sevens looks to have secured its place in the Games for a long time to come.In Rugby World‘s latest Clubhouse Podcast, we analyse the impact of the Olympics on rugby – listen here.And here’s a reminder of the medal winners from Rio:Women’s SevensGold – Australia LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Who is Rassie Erasmus: Ten things you should know about the South Africa director of rugby

first_imgThe coach who guided the Boks to World Cup glory in 2019 is now the country’s DoR. Jon Cardinelli charts his journey 7. While he is universally known in the rugby community as ‘Rassie’, his first name is Johan. Foreigners often struggle to pronounce his nickname correctly. Lions coach Warren Gatland recently referred to the South African director of rugby as ‘Razzie’ (as opposed to ‘Russ-ie’).Erasmus was called ‘DJ Rassie’ during his early days at the Cheetahs. Ever the innovator, Erasmus saw the value in watching the game from the roof of the Free State Stadium and communicating to players and management via a system of coloured paddles and flashing lights.8. Erasmus was born on 5 November 1972 in Despatch, a small town in the Eastern Cape. He has been married to Nicolene for more than 20 years. The couple have three daughters, including two teenage twins.9. Last year, Erasmus revealed that he had been diagnosed with microscopic polyangiitis with granulomatosis in 2019, and that he had received treatment throughout the World Cup campaign. Few people, including many of the Bok players, knew about his illness, as he went out of his way to keep the matter private.In 2020, Erasmus and his family contracted Covid-19. At one stage, he and his wife were gravely ill. Fortunately, Erasmus and his family made a complete recovery.10. Erasmus moved to Ireland to take up a post at Munster in 2016. The team progressed to the final of the Pro12. While they were ultimately outplayed by an excellent Scarlets side, Erasmus was named Pro12 Coach of the Year.A passionate South African, Erasmus moved back to his home country with the intent of pulling the struggling Springboks out of the mire. The Boks bounced back to claim their first win on New Zealand soil in nine years, and to regain the global rugby community’s respect.After the Boks’ World Cup success in Japan, Erasmus was honoured with the World Rugby Coach of the Year Award.Back in South Africa, as the nation celebrated the Boks’ triumph, he was hailed as a miracle man, a coach who had united a team of different races and cultures to claim the sport’s greatest prize. Who is Rassie Erasmus: Ten things you should know about the South Africa director of rugbyRassie Erasmus is a former Springbok flanker who has gone on to coach the Cheetahs, Stormers, Munster and the South Africa national side. In 2019, he guided the Boks to the Rugby Championship and Rugby World Cup titles, as well as the World Rugby No 1 ranking.Here are a few more facts and stats about the director of rugby who will be heavily involved with the Springboks during the British & Irish Lions 2021 tour of South Africa.Ten things you should know about Rassie Erasmus1. Rassie Erasmus made his debut for the Springboks in the third and final Test against the Lions in 1997. The Lions had already won the series by that point, yet the Boks – with Erasmus in tow – restored a bit of pride via a convincing win at Ellis Park.2. Erasmus started in all of his 36 Tests for South Africa. Between 1997 and 1998, he was a regular for Nick Mallet’s trend-setting team that won the Tri-Nations for the first time and equalled the record for the most consecutive Test victories (17).Rassie Erasmus in action for South Africa at RWC 1999 (Getty Images)Erasmus was part of the side that travelled to the 1999 World Cup in Wales. He often speaks about the semi-final – which South Africa lost narrowly to eventual champions Australia – and his failed attempt to charge down Stephen Larkham’s match-clinching drop-goal.3. Erasmus enjoyed a leadership role at Free State and at his Super 12 franchise, the Cats. He was handed the Springbok captain’s armband for one Test against the Wallabies in 1999 – but declined the responsibility when it was offered at a later date.4. Mallett remembers Erasmus as a player who was ahead of his time in terms of preparation and analysis. While on tour with the Boks in the late 1990s, Erasmus would travel with a computer and printer– which was no mean feat considering the size of the equipment in those days.5. He received his first opportunity to coach the Free State Vodacom Cup team while recovering from a leg injury in 2004. The following season, Erasmus was backed to coach the Free State senior side, and steered them to the Currie Cup title. Free State shared the domestic trophy with the Bulls in 2006 after drawing the final.6. Bok coach Jake White recruited Erasmus as a technical advisor ahead of the 2007 World Cup. Erasmus was heavily involved in the preparations, but did not travel with the team to France, as he’d already accepted an offer to coach the Stormers.Rassie Erasmus previously coached the Stormers (Gallo Images/Getty Images)Eddie Jones replaced Erasmus in that role, and claimed a World Cup winner’s medal later that year. Many of the Bok players from that era, however, still describe Erasmus’ contributions as invaluable. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Rassie Erasmus with the Webb Ellis Cup in 2019 (Getty Images) last_img read more


first_imgPhotographs:  Infigura Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Despite the project extensive program needed, the architect avoided a full house design mass. Instead giving an open space in backyard so the light can enter the building. Areas of the house are vertically composed into two level, inside the house there’s so many window to prevent heat because humidity in Indonesian climate. In conjunction with program and room configuration, the architect also use aesthetic element to support a calming atmosphere throughout the house. Wooden stair floor, wooden ceiling, white wall all induce this atmosphere. Using white coral stone to cover the landscape allow occupant to feel calm and refreshed with the clean view. Together with the greenery surrounding the house, these details succeed in creating an ambient and serene escape from chaotic city.Save this picture!© InfiguraProject gallerySee allShow lessDoksan Library / D.LIM architectsSelected ProjectsDrifting House / Kosaku MatsumotoSelected Projects Share MONOHOUSE Chapter I / MONOSTUDIO Indonesia Manufacturers: Toto, AER, Adobe, Alexindo, Duma, Infinity Granite, Trimble NavigationDesign Team:Dominica GiovannaEngineering:MONOSTUDIOLandscape:MONOSTUDIOConsultants:MONOSTUDIOCity:Kecamatan PakalCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© InfiguraRecommended ProductsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)DoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. MONOHOUSE Chapter I is located in the north west city of Surabaya, which is colloquially known as Surabaya Kota Pahlawan (a Heroes City). The site is situated on Citraland, with its oriented north side sitting. The site is 7 m x 12 m, just a small site with no building right or left next to it. Contemporary urban house is often sleek in appearance and designed with clean – cut angles. Following this trend toward minimalist chic, many architect take a clean and simple shape as an arrangement of geometric forms.Save this picture!© InfiguraSave this picture!LayoutInstead of relying on decorative ornaments, these house flaunt fascinating compositions, finished with simple materials. The design expression of MONOHOUSE can be considered an example of this approach. In response to the context and potential hot sunlight path, monostudio designed the house with a grating or grid façade to protect the occupants.Save this picture!RenderThe aluminum grid signifies a sense of transparent in the building and the modern urban area. The canopy have been designed with wood plastic composite material as a roof and protection from the sunlight. The massing seemingly addictive logic is balanced with the subtracted appearance of deep – set window opening. Overhanging volume are either supported by a wood plastic composite or intersected with natural stone on the lower floor.Save this picture!© InfiguraThe simple and clean interplay of the façade creates a sense of mystery about how inside spaces might link to one another. Built for a buyer who wanted a dwelling with a variety of functions, MONOHOUSE spatial design answer questions of accommodation upon a relatively compact site. In addition to bedroom, kitchen, bathroom spaces, the house also contain a big living room, an enough open space, and lighting inside house in small site. Year:  Architects: MONOSTUDIO Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Infigura+ 19Curated by Hana Abdel Share Houses Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ArchDaily CopyHouses•Kecamatan Pakal, Indonesia 2020 MONOHOUSE Chapter I / MONOSTUDIOSave this projectSaveMONOHOUSE Chapter I / MONOSTUDIO “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMONOSTUDIOOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookKecamatan PakalIndonesiaPublished on November 22, 2020Cite: “MONOHOUSE Chapter I / MONOSTUDIO” 21 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Daily Mail criticises JustGiving for spending £20m to raise £440m

first_img The Daily Mail this week devoted a full page of its print edition to criticising the business model of online giving site JustGiving.Under the headline “Website that rakes off £20 million a year from your charity donations”, journalists Paul Bentley and Tom Kelly presented an ‘exclusive’ critique of the pioneering website that has raised $4.2 billion for good causes from people in 165 countries.There were no allegations of mismanagement, fraud, monopolistic practice, misuse of personal data, bad customer relations, or illegal or immoral practice. It was a ‘news’ report describing the business model of a commercial business that has been operating in that manner for the past 16 years.Charging or raking off for its professional services?Cost or value?The article included a table of comparisons with JustGiving’s charges and those of competitor services. Under ‘How sites compare’ it compared the charging structure of each platform.It didn’t feature:the total sums raised by each platformthe number of charities using themthe number of individuals donating or fundraising via them Having featured the cost but not the value of each platform, the article applied another measure to JustGiving, previously used by The Daily Mail and others to query the effectiveness of charities, namely the annual salary of the Chief Executive.It suggested that £152,000 a year (plus £46,600 of pension contributions) for managing a 120-staff major technology company that has transformed fundraising, generated several billion for charities, saved charities and individuals a great deal of time (do you remember collecting sponsorship on paper forms?), achieves an admirable Gift Aid reclaim rate, and inspired a slew of competitor platforms (some offering a subsidised and therefore, presumably more attractive, zero cost alternative) and other digital fundraising initiatives over 16 years was a waste of “your charity donations”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 10 February 2017 | News ReliabilityIn an unrelated move, two days after the article on JustGiving was published, Wikipedia changed its advice to editors on using the Daily Mail as a reliable reference source. Significance of the Daily Mail’s criticism of JustGivingThe criticism provoked several articles which sought to query or explain the Daily Mail’s approach in context.David Ainsworth wrote The Daily Mail has got it wrong on JustGiving in Civil Society. In this he argues that the problem is less with The Daily Mail and more with its readers, and that charities and charity sector organisations face a challenge of explaining what they do, how and why, more effectively.”The public don’t really understand how charities work, and resent the unavoidable fact that you can’t do anything in the sector without incurring support costs…“It’s charities job to speak clearly about themselves and their sector. If misunderstandings exist, that’s because you haven’t been clear enough.” Matt Collins, who runs agency Platypus Digital, published a response on the Institute of Fundraising’s website:  JustGiving: There’s a need to invest in innovation to support good causes.In this he focused on the need to invest in a good service or product. He suggests you (or charities) have a choice when faced with a problem (like how to maximise income from fundraising events using digital tools):“1. Find the money to pay for talented people to fix a problem, and get way, way more back in return2. Maintain a sense of entitlement, refuse to pay for anything, and watch as the problem gets much, much worse” In Opinion: We are all JustGiving, Ian MacQuillin of the Rogare thinktank at the University of Plymouth described the Daily Mail’s article as “yet another ideological attack by the UK media on the [charity] sector.”This one was different, however, because of the “bottom-up groundswell of support for JustGiving” that was quickly evident, “with fundraisers spontaneously… tweeting and blogging their support”, a response which he described as “totally fantastic”.MacQuillin argued that the article “was part of a concerted, ideological attack on charities – particularly the way they raise money – that has been going on its current form for the best part of two years (at least)”.He suggested that the sector responds by developing “its own ideological counter-narrative that it can advocate confidently and coherently, rather than simply trying to rebut the ideological narratives perpetrated by the likes of this week’s Mail attack on JustGiving”.That assumes that sufficient organisations and leaders in the sector recognise it as an ideological attack, and not just ‘business as usual’ for some journalists. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis59 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Justgiving  239 total views,  3 views todaycenter_img JustGiving published a response on the same day, and emailed it to its users. This response included the observations:  240 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis59 Calculating costsThe article argues that JustGiving “officially” says it takes 5 per cent from donations, implying that there is an ‘unofficial’ rate. It states “but the percentage is calculated after including a Gift Aid tax rebate, so the cut works out as more”. This ‘unofficial’ and higher rate is explained thus:“If you donate £10 to a friend’s fundraising page on JustGiving and it is eligible for Gift Aid, the taxman tops up the donation to £12.50. JustGiving then takes its 5 per cent free from the £12.50 – which works out as 63p, or 6.3% of the original £10 donation.”The 6.3% ‘unofficial’ rate is not a real-world rate. A donation is either made with a Gift Aid declaration or without. JustGiving charges 5% on a standard donation and 5% on a larger donation (including Gift Aid).Stephen Sutton appeal “made them thousands”The article highlights the fact that JustGiving makes money from encouraging and enabling giving by focusing on one particular fundraising campaign.Accompanied by a photo of him with his characteristic thumbs up sign,  the article reminds readers that Stephen Sutton raised £2.8 million through JustGiving following his diagnosis with terminal bowel cancer. He raised the money for Teenage Cancer Trust, with an original target of £10,000.“JustGiving is believed to have taken about £100,000 in fees from the donations” report the journalists.Of course, JustGiving charges fees for small and large campaigns. The large campaigns which attract publicity sometimes generate calls for JustGiving to waive its fees, despite the fact that without those fees it would not have been able to handle the large volume of donations rapidly and securely in the first place.The article acknowledges that the site does occasionally choose to waive its fees, for example in the case of London Marathon runner Claire Squires who collapsed and died in 2012. In the case of Stephen Sutton’s campaign it did not waive fees but did make a donation of £50,000 to the campaign.“Stop just taking”The Daily Mail features its report into JustGiving in its editorial under the headline “Stop just taking”. It is a reference to the article which quotes a fundraiser’s tweet last month claiming “JustGiving should be called JustTaking!”It argues that “many will assume JustGiving is a charity itself”, an odd assumption for such a high profile and longstanding company used by millions of people. Most of the other online giving platforms are not run by charities.It repeats the allegation that JustGiving takes “more than 6 per cent from most donations”. While it notes that JustGiving “claims the fees are ‘small’”, it concludes by suggesting:“Any Mail readers planning their next charity fun run or bike ride may want to test that claim for themselves”. Responses to the Mail’s story on JustGivingITV journalist Robert Peston described the Mail’s table of comparison costs “disturbing”. “More charities, fundraisers and, more recently, crowdfunders choose JustGiving than any other platform because they raise more, net of fees, than cheaper or free alternatives.“Charities pay between 5 and 2% on gross donations, which is excellent value for money compared to standard (and much higher) fundraising costs involved in other methods.” Indeed, the volume of responses in support of JustGiving and charities’ needs to spend money to raise money was noticeable, certainly compared to other responses to newspaper criticisms of charities or fundraising over the past year or two.JustGiving said that hundreds of charities had defended it, quoting several who had done so publicly: James Gadsby Peet takes a similar view in Why we’ve got to change the conversation about the Daily Mail and JustGiving (and everything else!).He plainly states:“I think the Daily Mail want to dismantle the UK’s professional charity sector.”He recognises we seem to live in different times when fact-based arguments don’t convince many people who cling to a very different worldview.“We can’t use logic and reason to argue against an illogical attack. We have to understand the emotional place where it comes from and possibly play by some rules we’re not that comfortable with.”“The latest article about JustGiving is just another attempt to draw fire onto a service on which the modern industry is no doubt dependent. I wonder what else is on that campaign map — Legacies, GiftAid, Payroll giving?” Karl Wilding, Director of Public Policy and Volunteering at NCVO, shared 10 observations on the Mail’s story: Daily Mail criticises JustGiving for spending £20m to raise £440m He was challenged:last_img read more

USDA Wants Dismissal of “Pork, the Other White Meat” Lawsuit

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 10, 2017 The U.S. Department of Agriculture filed a motion in court this week to dismiss the Humane Society’s lawsuit against the agency over the National Pork Producers Council selling the “Pork, the Other White Meat” trademarks to the National Pork Board. NPPC sold the trademarks to Pork Board for $35 million dollars, financed over 20 years, making the annual payment $3 million. In 2012, The Humane Society of the U.S., a lone Iowa farmer, and the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement filed a suit against USDA, saying the trademarks were overvalued and wanting the sale rescinded.During settlement talks with HSUS, USDA conducted a valuation on the trademarks, saying their current worth is between $113 and $132 million. In the recent filing, USDA says the lawsuit lacks merit, is barred by the statute of limitations, that the plaintiffs didn’t show standing necessary to file the lawsuit, and did not show they were harmed by the sale.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Wants Dismissal of “Pork, the Other White Meat” Lawsuit USDA Wants Dismissal of “Pork, the Other White Meat” Lawsuit Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleTrump Voters Overwhelmingly Support Ethanol Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Candidate countries for UN Human Rights Council set a poor example

first_img Vietnam, China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia were elected yesterday to the United Nations Human Rights Council, joining Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan and Ethiopia.“The risk of coalitions hostile to freedom of information is now very real,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Twenty of the Council’s 47 members are in the bottom 100 of the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. We fear that the Council could now be manipulated by countries that are totally opposed to promoting and protecting human rights.” __________________08.11.2013 – Candidate countries for UN Human Rights Council set a poor exampleOn 12 November, the United Nations General Assembly will elect 14 new members of the Human Rights Council, which is composed of 47 countries and is responsible for “promoting universal respect for the protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, without distinction of any kind and in a fair and equal manner”.Four of the 17 countries in contention are among the bottom 20 in the 2012-2013 World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders: Saudi Arabia (163), Cuba (171), Vietnam (172) and China (173). Russia (158) is already guaranteed a seat because it is one of the candidates proposed by the Eastern Europe, together with Macedonia, group to fill its two vacant seats. “The candidacies of countries that persecute journalists, monitor the Internet and generally show little respect for the human rights mechanisms of the United Nations are a significant threat to the work of the Human Rights Council,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Is there any need to point out that paragraph 9 of General Assembly Resolution 60/251 (2006), which established the Human Rights Council, provides that ‘members elected to the Council shall uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights’? As far as these candidates are concerned, this is a long way off. News “It is wrong and naïve to believe that taking a seat on the council will force these countries into greater human rights compliance. On the contrary, it is feared that they will join forces with other delegations serving until 2015, such as the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan and Kazakhstan, to support projects that jeopardise freedom of information. Any measures in support of respect for traditional values, blasphemy, or Internet surveillance and filtering must be opposed. The Human Rights Council must remain a body that defends universal human rights values.” Saudi Arabia applies harsh censorship of the Internet, which is the only medium where some form of freedom of expression and information has developed in recent years. The conviction of the lawyer Le Quoc Quan and the blogger Dinh Nhat Uy in October showed that Vietnamese Web users, the only sources of independent news and information in Vietnam, are subjected to increasing repression by the ruling Communist Party. China, for its part, is still the world’s biggest prison for journalists, bloggers and cyber dissidents. Censorship and surveillance of dissidents continues to grow. In the Americas, Cuba is the only country that does not allow independent news organizations, with the exception of a few Catholic magazines, and where use of the Internet is strictly controlled, although one or two Internet cafes have opened in Havana.Finally, in the face of an increasingly vocal civil society, Russia has continued to beef up its repressive laws imposing further curbs on freedom of news and information, such as re-criminalising defamation, official filtering of the Internet, the creation of the offence of blasphemy and banning “homosexual propaganda”. Russia, where impunity for those who murder or attack journalists is the rule, today has three journalists in prison. It plays a leading role within some regional and international organizations in questioning the universality of human rights. At the instigation of the International Service for Human Rights, Reporters Without Borders and some 40 non-governmental organizations have signed a joint letter to the Human Rights Council and the candidate countries, asking them to give a commitment to human rights and to co-operate with the United Nations special rapporteurs… November 8, 2013 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Candidate countries for UN Human Rights Council set a poor examplecenter_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information Organisation last_img read more

Disgust after dead animals discovered during Fanad clean up

first_imgSerious concern has been raised after a number of dead animals were found during a clean-up in Fanad in recent days. Locals who were involved in the Fanad Clean Up Day made the grim discovery while collecting rubbish along the roadside in rural parts of the peninsula.It’s thought that up nine animals in total were removed from various locations and included five calves, three ewes and a dog.Cllr Liam Blaney is confident that the authorities will be able to determine who is responsible:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFinn Harps Stadium project to get further fundingNext articleGAA Programme – 25/04/18 News Highland Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Twitter Disgust after dead animals discovered during Fanad clean up WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – April 26, 2018 Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Number of Donegal families seeking help from SVP rises considerably

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter By News Highland – December 4, 2019 Number of Donegal families seeking help from SVP rises considerably Previous articleSuspected counterfeit alcohol seized during Donegal pub raidsNext articleCase of Soldier F adjourned until New Year News Highland Twittercenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest The number of Donegal families seeking assistance from Saint Vincent De Paul is said to have risen considerably.In 2018, over 700 families in the Letterkenny area alone were aided by the charity and it’s anticipated that up to 2,000 families in the county will seek help in the run up to Christmas.The figures have been released as part of Saint Vincent De Paul’s annual Christmas appeal with people urged to donate what they can to help in their work.Regional President of SVP North West Rosa Glackin says back to school costs and general inflation is giving rise to demand in their service:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more