Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgGamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileGamma-Civic Limited is a Mauritian company that provides services in construction, building materials, civil engineering contracting, equipment hiring, hospitality, lottery, corporate secretarial services, energy, trading activities, plant, and property investments. The segments that the company operates through are building materials, contracting, investments, lottery, corporate services, and others. Gamma-Civic Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

The Rolls-Royce share price: here’s what I’d do right now

first_imgThe Rolls-Royce share price: here’s what I’d do right now Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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See all posts by Rupert Hargreavescenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 5th February, 2021 | More on: RR Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares As a value investor, I’m always on the lookout for companies that have seen their share prices fall dramatically as this can often indicate an undervalued business.However, it doesn’t guarantee it. That’s why the Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price has recently appeared on my radar. Shares in the group have fallen around 50% over the past 12 months. And while the stock has recently recovered some of these losses, it continues to trade significantly below its pre-pandemic level. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Therefore, I’ve been reviewing the business to see if it offers value at current levels. What’s behind the Rolls-Royce share price decline?I think it’s fair to say that last year was one of the worst periods in the engineer’s storied history. As the pandemic rippled around the world, Rolls’ sales and profits evaporated. This caused severe liquidity issues across the group. Management had to negotiate an emergency fundraising to avoid a complete collapse. But now, the business seems to be through the worst of it. In its 26 January trading update, the company told the market: “Trading in December was broadly in line with expectations across all business units.” It went on to add: “Full-year 2020 group free cash outflow was in line with previous guidance, and in-year cash cost savings of more than £1bn were achieved from our mitigating actions.“Management also seems to have put Rolls’ funding issues behind the business. Year-end liquidity was approximately £9bn, at the “upper end of the previously guided range,” according to the update.However, despite these positive updates, the group warned its recovery in 2021 might be slower than expected. I think this update was highly positive, although the market didn’t seem to agree. The Rolls-Royce share price dropped 10% on the day of the announcement.Challenges ahead It would appear investors are concerned about the organisation’s recovery prospects. That makes sense. If the engineering group continues to struggle, it may suffer further liquidity issues in future.What’s more, cutting costs isn’t a sustainable long-term strategy. Rolls relies on its technological know-how to attract customers. It needs to invest to keep developing new technologies. Cutting costs to the bone may mean it can’t invest enough, which would have a detrimental impact on its reputation. Customers may avoid the business for good in this worst-case scenario. So, it seems it isn’t out of the woods just yet. It could be sometime before the group returns to growth, and this lack of growth may weigh on the Rolls-Royce share price. However, it seems as if the firm has put the worst behind it. A big positive, in my view. As such, I’d buy a limited position in the stock for my ISA as a recovery play. Rolls clearly faces some significant risks as we advance but, on the other hand, a quick economic recovery could be hugely positive for the shares. last_img read more

Lions 2013: The silliness around spying

first_imgBad cop landing: Andy Farrell lays down the lawMind you, a good cop, bad cop interrogation from Patrick ‘Rala’ O’Reilly and Andy Farrell would be worth seeing…Of course, spy-talk pales into insignificance once it is realized that the Lions have only tried out small chunks of their Test team together by this point and that they will almost certainly play a different way against Australia than they would against teams like the Waratahs and Queensland Reds.For that reason, the incessant bleating about the weakness of some of the provincial sides is irrelevant. If you are not ready for a Test match after spending so long in camp – regardless of the warm-ups – you may find you are doing a disservice to the jersey you are wearing.The Waratahs have picked the best possible team they can, considering their circumstances, and the Brumbies will do the same on Tuesday. Yet, even then, Gatland and his spooks will know that there are certain players they cannot risk playing from this point on and certain combos they still need to trial. If in-game spying is now a ‘thing’, then good luck to anyone supporting the preposterous notion. Gatland will not really be worried and his team can only play what is selected in front of them.He and they will crack on. Let’s just hope they don’t score six tries and Robbie Deans isn’t spotted in the stands wearing a trench coat and dark shades this Saturday. PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 03: Manu Tuilagi is tackled by defence coach Andy Farrell during the British and Irish Lions training session held at Langley Park on June 3, 2013 in Perth, Western Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Through the spy-hole: all eyes are on Warren Gatland as he talks to the press. He hasn’t been shy during this tourBy Alan DymockSOMETIMES THINGS go too far.Like the private joke said aloud too often or the headlines whenever a football team scores six goals, talk of spying, spies and undercover Aussies coming from the Lions tour is grating the nerves already.Electric Eales: ’01 Wallaby captain celebrates series victorySo when even John Eales is saying “there’s no better way to spy than to infiltrate the opposition” about a game of rugby in which two Wallabies have been released to play for the Waratahs, you know things are getting silly.The legendary lock continued: “I’ve absolutely no doubt that direct contact with the Lions in games will be a help to the Wallabies. I’m sure there will be something to spy on in the deepest corners of rucks.”Dave Dennis and Rob Horne better have notepads in their socks and a spare day to analyse the date and moves the day after, then. Maybe they will suspend themselves Mission Impossible style above the Lions changing room after? Maybe they’ll put on some scuba gear and lurk at the bottom of the Lions’ communal bath?Let me be clear, teams have studied the opposition for as long as any of us can remember. Warren Gatland came out himself and said he was not accusing anyone of spying. Both Test squads will be so insular in their focus and so concerned with how they press, defend, ruck, scrummage, jump, throw, attack, kick and run lines that they will not have time to sit down and debrief players that may have once touched a potential Test starter at a ruck.last_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_img TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleLet’s Talk About It looks back at violent weekNext articleThe First 100 Days: How Mayor Nelson will start his first term Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! 4/20/2018 7:19VEHICLE1100 BLOCK OSPREY WAY  Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 4/20/2018 10:31VEHICLE700 BLOCK VIA MILANO  DATE/TIMETYPELOCATION 4/21/2018 19:27VEHICLE2302 E SEMORAN BLVD  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 4/21/2018The Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending April 21st shows five burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:0 – Business1 – Residential4 – VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries, along with their date, time, type, and location: 4/21/2018 1:14RESIDENTIAL200 BLOCK S FOREST AVE  Please enter your name here 4/20/2018 11:02VEHICLE840 E SEMORAN BLVD  Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

Stadhoudershof Apartments / stats architecten

first_img Stadhoudershof Apartments / stats architecten CopyApartments•Schiedam, The Netherlands 2020 Project Manager:Henk MagrijnAssistant Designers:Pieter van Hall, Michiel Bosch, Ruben MerkxConstruction Team:Bouwadviesbureau van der Ven B.V.Project Management:Uvago B.V.Main Contractor::Bouw- en Aannemingsbedrijf Zoeteman B.V.City:SchiedamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© DigiDaanRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteText description provided by the architects. In 2007 almost half of this national monument went up in flames: a twin complex of gin distilleries dating from 1870. The Mercurius distillery was preserved in the fire, but all that remained of the Neptune was the façade. The Stadhoudershof project transforms the former industrial complex into a beautiful residential environment, where old and new meet and enrich each other.Save this picture!© DigiDaanSave this picture!© DigiDaanIn the new layout the gateway of the former distillery once again serves as the main entrance, but now for a small apartment complex with six spacious loft apartments. The entrance leads to a wedge-shaped atrium around which the apartments are situated, with a glass pitched roof that mirrors the old roofline of the Neptune. This intermediate space is created by shifting and turning the new building in relation to the original building.Save this picture!© DigiDaanSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© DigiDaanThe centerpiece of the green winter garden is the curved staircase and gallery, supported in part by an original cast-iron column that survived the fire. The surrounding facades each have their own character and rich materialization, a method by which the layers of time remain legible. Save this picture!© DigiDaanThe new Stadhoudershof building redesigns the meeting of the Westerkade and the Stadhouderslaan and connects the two spatial structures into a logical and expressive whole. The architecture consists of a playful framework of white bands and columns, with large areas of brickwork and large openings in the facade. The lively composition of open and closed parts of the new building and the rich elaboration of the facades is inspired by the adjacent historical architecture.Save this picture!© DigiDaanSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© DigiDaanThe building forms the final piece in the joining together of historically grown structures and different architectural languages. It fuses the various architectural languages into a clear entity, but also clearly has its own and contemporary characteristics.Save this picture!© DigiDaanProject gallerySee allShow lessAlegre House / Jorge VidalSelected ProjectsUnterholz and Oberholz Installations / Christoph Hesse ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Schiedam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments Stadhoudershof Apartments / stats architectenSave this projectSaveStadhoudershof Apartments / stats architecten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958975/stadhoudershof-apartments-stats-architecten Clipboard The Netherlands Year:  Manufacturers: Aluprof, AMG, Ekosiet, Mato, STEEN, Velux, Viets Constructie Architects: stats architecten Area Area of this architecture project Projects Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958975/stadhoudershof-apartments-stats-architecten Clipboard “COPY” Area:  1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architect: Ralph van de Donk Save this picture!© DigiDaan+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs:  DigiDaan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officestats architectenOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSchiedamOn FacebookThe NetherlandsPublished on March 23, 2021Cite: “Stadhoudershof Apartments / stats architecten” 23 Mar 2021. 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Community Foundation for Ireland ends grants programme

first_img Howard Lake | 7 January 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Community is an independent grantmaking organisation and uses the monies from its own permanent endowment and by donors and philanthropists to distribute grants to various causes and groups across the country. The new strategy applies only to the grants that formerly came under the Grassroots Grants Strategy and grants are still available within the other categories. www.communityfoundation.ie  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Following a review of its grantmaking strategy, the Community Foundation for Ireland has ended its Grassroots Grants programme which it has run for 12 years. The Grassroots programme will be replaced by ‘Caring Communities’ grants, details of which will be announced on 21 January. Throughout 2012 the Foundation consulted with its stakeholders to assess where grants can make the best impact in the Irish community and voluntary sector. It used a grantee survey and workshop, sector research, donor survey and review of its grantmaking to achieve this. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Funding Ireland Community Foundation for Ireland ends grants programme About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

RNLI to benefit from auction of two Ferraris left in a legacy

first_imgRNLI to benefit from auction of two Ferraris left in a legacy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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. Ferrari Advertisement Tagged with: auction legacies RNLI  56 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The RNLI will this year benefit from the sale of two 1960s Ferraris left to the maritime charity in a will. The sale is expected to raise several million pounds.The legacy was left to the RNLI by Northamptonshire businessman Richard Colton, a renowned V12 Ferrari collector. He requested that money raised from the sale of his cars be used to build a new lifeboat called Richard and Caroline Colton, named after himself and his late wife.The vehicles are a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB and 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4.(l-r) 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 and 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB – Image copyright and courtesy of H&H Classics. Photo by Neil Fraser.The 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB was the second steel, right-hand-drive car delivered, one of a pair of SWBs ordered by Col. Ronnie Hoare to launch Maranello Concessionaires.The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 is one of 27 UK cars, originally a Maranello Concessionaires demonstrator and ‘the ultimate Enzo-era’ Ferrari road car.Both cars are in “highly original condition”, are ‘matching numbers’, and were owned by Mr Colton for 40 years.The auction will take place on 14 October 2015 at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridge. It will be run by H&H Classics, one of Britain’s oldest classic car auction houses.Guy Rose, Legacy Manager at the RNLI, said:“We are deeply grateful and humbled by Mr Colton’s generous gift and his decision to benefit the RNLI in this way. Six out of every 10 lifeboat launches are only made possible because of gifts left to us in wills, so they are vital to saving lives at sea. Mr Colton’s generosity will be felt most by our volunteer crews and the people whose lives they save.”Why the RNLI? Described by close friends as “a shy and private man”, he was known to be somewhat nervous of the sea, which may have added to his great respect for the man and women who risk their lives around Britain’s coast. Howard Lake | 6 May 2015 | Newslast_img read more

Domestic ‘hacking’ distorted election

first_imgClamor against the Russian Federation has reached a crescendo, with the corporate media blaming Russia for “interfering with the U.S. election.” Commentators, pundits of every stripe and Hillary Clinton have called for investigations, more sanctions and even “cyber warfare” attacks against Russia, blaming that country for the election of racist demagogue Donald Trump.The New York Times and Washington Post have led the charge, citing CIA sources that say Russia released hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and its head, John Podesta, to WikiLeaks, to support Trump’s candidacy. But no evidence of this has been presented. WikiLeaks denies the leaked emails came from Russian hackers.The Rev. Jesse Jackson pointed to the true cause of this electoral catastrophe: “The Russians didn’t do it. It was done by right-wing partisan state officials eager to suppress the vote of people of color, the young and the working poor. These efforts were open, systematic and widespread. And this domestic hacking at our elections was far more destructive than the hacking Russia is said to have done.” (rainbowpush.org, Dec. 12)Every gain for the workers and oppressed won since the New Deal and the Civil Rights struggle is on Trump’s chopping block. His speeches and tweets have targeted unions, the minimum wage, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, voting rights, anti-discrimination regulations for housing and education, environmental protections and a lot more. His billionaire and racist militarist appointees make the same threats.With the righteous outrage over Trump winning the presidency, despite losing to Clinton by nearly 3 million votes, it is understandable that many workers and poor people desperately hope that by blaming Russia for the election results, Trump will be stopped from inflicting great suffering on their lives.But it was not the publication of DNC or Podesta emails that weakened Clinton’s campaign. It was their content. They confirmed what many people, including Bernie Sanders’ supporters, suspected — that the DNC “tipped the scales” of the primaries in favor of Clinton, assisted by some members of the establishment media.These emails also exposed Clinton’s cozy relations and warm words to Wall Street financiers during her highly paid, secret speeches to them, as well as friendly interchanges with the top bosses of Goldman Sachs investment bankers. She and Bill Clinton raked in $120 million since 2001 by giving these talks.Goldman Sachs financiers were identified with the bubble that burst to initiate the Great Recession that cost 6 million families their homes and 9 million workers their jobs. Trump is rewarding Goldman Sachs by appointing four of its current and former bankers to top positions in his administration. Meanwhile, Trump arrogantly scoffs at the idea of divesting his holdings.Backing stepped-up police terror, more anti-immigrant raids and deportations, vast increases in warships and weapons, and anti-Islam registries: These are on Trump’s agenda.Ranting and raving against the Russian government will not stop Trump. Only a united struggle by masses of people in the streets can push back his reactionary program. The Jan. 20 Counter-Inaugural is the first step.Shut it down!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

On Optimism for the Future, Ag Barometer Jumps

first_img By Andy Eubank – Jun 6, 2018 Big-jump-in-ag-barometerWhile being surveyed in May for the monthly Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, producers around the country were feeling much better about the future. In the new barometer the index of future expectations jumped, and Jim Mintert from the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture says it jumped a lot.“When we asked people about their future expectations, that index rose 19 points (to 145) during the month of May relative to April,” he told HAT. “That was the biggest one month jump I think we’ve ever seen in that particular index, so people became maybe a little bit more optimistic about what was taking place on the trade front. The survey was done back in the middle of May and the trade picture looked a little more optimistic than it does today. I think that was one of the drivers. Then, people told us they were more optimistic about the financial situation on their farm today relative to a year ago.”Producers also said they’re more optimistic looking out to the next twelve months. Another bright spot in the survey is that the percentages reporting that their farms’ financial condition is worse than a year ago and expecting further deterioration in the year ahead have both dropped.In the May barometer update there are also survey results about the effectiveness of the current farm bill in providing a financial safety net. Results indicate farmers have real concerns. But, many responded positively about the crop insurance question.“Two-thirds of the people surveyed that purchased crop insurance this year said the crop insurance is effective at providing a financial safety net, and only 17 percent said it was ineffective.”The overall barometer went to 141, 16 points higher than last month and the highest it has been since January 2017. The Index of Current Conditions rose to 132 during May, 9 points higher than in April.Hear more from Mintert hereMintert-on-May-Barometer-bump and read the full May report here. SHARE On Optimism for the Future, Ag Barometer Jumps Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News On Optimism for the Future, Ag Barometer Jumps Facebook Twitter Previous articleNew Tools for Calculating Variable Rate PopulationsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for June 6, 2018 Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Yemen: Call for independent probe into journalist’s poisoning

first_img YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses CorruptionViolence January 6, 2021 Find out more February 9, 2017 – Updated on June 13, 2017 Yemen: Call for independent probe into journalist’s poisoning February 26, 2021 Find out more February 11, 2021 Find out more Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months to go further Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts In the wake of autopsy results indicating that investigative journalist Mohamed Al-Absi was poisoned, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an independent and impartial investigation to establish all the circumstances of his death and to bring those responsible to justice. YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses CorruptionViolence Organisation United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF News Mohamed Al-Absi, 35, died in a hospital on 20 December after dining with a close relative in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. His burial was delayed at his family’s request to allow for an autopsy. The results of analyses carried out in Jordan were finally published on 5 February by a committee consisting of the family, the Yemeni Journalists’ Syndicate, and various research centres and NGOs. They show that he was killed by a toxic gas. Some of the circumstances surrounding his death nonetheless remain unclear. According to local and regional media, Al-Absi had been investigating a sensitive story linked to oil companies owned by Houthi leaders shortly before his death. “We deplore this journalist’s death in what appears to have been a horrible murder,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “We request an impartial and independent international investigation, one removed from local political pressure, to establish the exact circumstances of this death, so that his family can eventually obtain justice.” Al-Absi was known for his investigative coverage of corruption, the black market and the war economy. He worked for the pro-government newspaper Al-Thawra until Houthi rebels seized the capital in September 2014. He also used to work for the newspapers Al-Sharea and Al-Oula until they were forced to close, in addition to maintaining a personal blog. According to RSF’s sources, he knew he was in danger but, for personal reasons, refused to leave Yemen. Ever since the start of the war in Yemen and the Saudi-led Arab coalition’s intervention in March 2015, journalists have been caught between the various parties to the conflict. They include the Arab coalition-backed supporters of President Hadi, Houthi rebels backed by former President Saleh’s forces, and armed groups in the south of the country such Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Five journalists were killed in 2016 while around 17 journalists and media workers are currently held by the Houthis and Al-Qaeda. Yemen is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en News News Follow the news on Yemen Newslast_img read more