The National Investment Trust Limited ( 2009 Annual Report

first_imgThe National Investment Trust Plc ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about The National Investment Trust Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The National Investment Trust Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The National Investment Trust Plc (  2009 annual report.Company ProfileThe National Investment Trust Plc (NITL) manages a closed-end fund that invests in a diversified of Malawi Stock Exchange listed shares and unlisted private securities. The principle objective of NITL is to provide a vehicle for the public to participate in equity investment in Malawi. The fund is a product of Malawi’s progressive privatisation policy and provides income and capital growth opportunities for investors. Financial gain from investments are tax free if held for more than a year. NITL manages a portfolio of investments with funds raised by selling units allocated according to the amount invested in the fund. The NITL manages two Unit Trusts; the NITL Local Equity Fund and the NITL Global Opportunities Fund. Both provide favourable middle- to long-term performance with controlled risk and tax-free earnings. The holding company is based in Mauritius. The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL) is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Here’s how I’d begin building a passive income by investing £5,000 in UK shares

first_img 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 I’d consider buying these as well. Enter Your Email Address UK shares have underperformed relative to global stock markets since the Brexit referendum, but they still offer some of the most generous dividends in the world. I think this makes them a great way to build a passive income for my retirement.I can take that income free of tax, provided I invest inside my Stocks and Shares ISA allowance. If the Covid vaccination rollout continues to steam ahead, I think UK shares could play catch-up with other stock markets. Especially with Brexit divisions fading.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…If the UK market does outperform this year, I could enjoy share price growth on top of dividend income. That will also be tax-free inside my ISA.I’m building a passive incomeI still have around 15 years to go before I start drawing an income from my portfolio. In that time, I’ll re-invest all my dividends for growth, to turbo-charge its value.The last year has been bad for dividend investors, as companies have either cut or suspended payouts during the pandemic. Despite that, AJ Bell predicts the FTSE 100 will yield 3.8% this year. That’s impressive, given last year’s dividend bloodbath. And highly attractive at a time when the average easy access account pays just 0.18%.I can generate a much higher yield by investing in individual company stocks. Financial services companies Legal & General Group, Standard Life Aberdeen and Phoenix Group Holdings currently yield 6.77%, 6.81% and 6.58% respectively.Plenty of other top UK dividend shares also impress. Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline yields 6.37%, Vodafone Group yields 5.92%, while utilities National Grid and SSE yield 5.69% and 5.52%.These are all stocks I’d happily buy today and hold in my portfolio for the long term. I might even invest in the banks such as Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group, in the expectation that they’ll start to restore their dividends this year.Mining giants such as BHP Group and Rio Tinto also tempt me, yielding 4.13% and 4.68% respectively. Other top UK shares such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Unilever offer slightly lower yields, but scope for dividend growth.I’m buying a blend of UK sharesThe important thing to remember is that dividends aren’t guaranteed. If earnings slip, payouts can quickly come under pressure, as we saw last year. That’s why I’d invest my £5,000 across a spread of companies, in case some of them slip. I’d also keep a pot of cash handy in retirement, as a reserve in case dividends fall.That £5,000 isn’t enough to fund a decent retirement income on its own, no matter how well my stock choices perform. I’ll also make regular monthly payments, and pay in further lump sums when I have more cash to spend.Investing in the UK shares is never a surefire bet. Markets could crash if mutant coronavirus strains delay the recovery. That’s why I always invest for the long term. History shows that, over time, they should deliver higher income and growth than almost any other asset class. Here’s how I’d begin building a passive income by investing £5,000 in UK shares Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds Banking Group, Tesco, and Unilever. 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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. Harvey Jones | Friday, 12th February, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

New World Rankings – Is your team in the right place?

70(70)SLOVENIA40.20 46(46)PAPUA NEW GUINEA46.19 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Martin Johnson, the England team manager looks on during an England IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 press conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on September 1, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) 10(10)SAMOA74.54 66(66)NIUE ISLANDS41.11 56(56)SWITZERLAND44.22 1(1)NEW ZEALAND90.55 63(63)PERU41.64 85(85)TAHITI36.25 20(20)NAMIBIA61.24 36(36)TUNISIA52.35 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 73(73)COLOMBIA39.59 52(52)SENEGAL45.24 51(51)VENEZUELA45.36 26(26)MOROCCO56.13 62(62)MALAYSIA41.75 21(21)PORTUGAL60.67 Vereniki Goneva was the star of the show with four tries as Fiji, quarter-finalists at France 2007, ran out 49-25 winners to close the gap to Canada above them in 14th, albeit only by just under two tenths. Namibia remain 20th, the lowest ranked of the participating teams at RWC 2011.Brave efforts go unrewardedThe weekend’s other five matches had no impact on the IRB World Rankings, the difference between the two opponents too great, as highlighted by the 11 places and 18.07 rating points which separate RWC 2011 hosts New Zealand and Tonga.While New Zealand’s victory over 12th ranked Tonga in the opening match was never in doubt after braces from Israel Dagg and Richard Kahui, the same could not be said for the outcomes in Invercargill, Auckland and New Plymouth where upsets looked on the cards for a time.Lying 10 places below their opponents, 17th ranked Romania fought back to lead 24-21 with 13 minutes remaining in Invercargill, only for two tries by Simon Danielli to spare Scotland’s blushes with a 34-24 victory in Pool B.France were also winners on Saturday, three tries in the last 11 minutes sealing a 47-21 victory over Japan, who had battled gallantly and given Les Bleus plenty to think about. France’s win over 13th ranked Japan did not improve their rating, allowing England to creep above them. 43(43)UGANDA47.69 15(15)FIJI71.01 42(42)NETHERLANDS47.71 40(40)KENYA49.18 18(18)USA65.00 30(30)CZECH REPUBLIC53.78 92(92)LUXEMBOURG32.49 Position (last week)Member UnionRating Point 22(22)URUGUAY60.00 68(68)SERBIA40.81 24(24)SPAIN59.43 The eight matches played so far at Rugby World Cup 2011 may have resulted in only one positional change in the latest IRB World Rankings, but there was no shortage of thrills and spills with Wales, Argentina and Romania all coming agonisingly close to causing upsets.England are the side on the rise, swapping places with France to take over fourth spot and the mantle as the leading northern hemisphere nation in the rankings behind New Zealand, Australia and South Africa after their tense 13-9 victory over Argentina.Just when it had seemed that the passion of Los Pumas would carry them to victory over the higher ranked England in the first Test at the impressive Otago Stadium, replacement Ben Youngs broke through to score the only try of the match and leave Argentina ninth in the rankings.It was another replacement who provided the decisive score in Wellington as Francois Hougaard dived over for a try which gave defending champions South Africa a slender 17-16 victory over Wales in their much-anticipated Pool D encounter on Sunday.The win ensured that South Africa retain third spot, reducing the deficit to Australia by a rating point, and left a Welsh side led by the youngest ever Rugby World Cup captain in Sam Warburton in sixth and now four points adrift of France.These matches were two of only three over the weekend involving sides ranked within five places of each other, the other being Fiji’s Pool D encounter with Namibia at the Rotorua International Stadium on Saturday. 19(19)RUSSIA61.92 53(53)MALTA45.23 28(28)MOLDOVA54.09 5(4) FRANCE83.78 3(3)SOUTH AFRICA86.71 69(69)DENMARK40.60 17(17)ROMANIA65.69 33(33)UKRAINE53.22 47(47)BERMUDA45.94 Scotland also remain unchanged in seventh after their victory over Romania, just ahead of Ireland who were made to work hard for a 22-10 win over the 18th ranked USA Eagles, while four second-half tries saw Australia run out 32-6 winners over Italy in the other Pool C encounter.IRB World Rankings – 12  September  2011 31(31)KAZAKHSTAN53.62 83(83)JAMAICA36.35 61(61)CHINA41.78 39(39)SWEDEN50.99 12(12)TONGA72.48 76(76)BARBADOS39.13 72(72)ZAMBIA39.94 55(55)MADAGASCAR44.31 6(6)WALES79.77 90(90)NORWAY35.02 57(57)CHINESE TAIPEI43.62 37(37)GERMANY51.81 91(91)VANUATU34.77 29(29)BRAZIL54.04 50(50)CROATIA45.56 79(79)AUSTRIA37.76 64(64)THAILAND41.46 74(74)ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES39.30 54(54)COOK ISLANDS44.61 41(41)PARAGUAY48.84 48(48)TRINIDAD & TOBAGO45.85 84(84)BAHAMAS36.33 11(11)ITALY73.88 59(59)LATVIA42.69 81(81)SWAZILAND36.68 7(7)SCOTLAND78.83 71(71)HUNGARY40.10 89(89)MONACO35.17 49(49)SINGAPORE45.66 82(82)BOTSWANA36.68 13(13)JAPAN71.95 67(67)ISRAEL41.05 45(45)SRI LANKA47.03 65(65)CAYMAN41.23 93(93)FINLAND27.70 9(9)ARGENTINA77.30 16(16)GEORGIA70.30 58(58)ANDORRA42.83 44(44)IVORY COAST47.52 23(23)CHL59.52 38(38)LITHUANIA51.49 35(35)ZIMBABWE52.40 78(78)CAMEROON38.33 8(8)IRELAND78.50 80(80)BULGARIA37.12 60(60)GUYANA42.54 25(25)BELGIUM56.50 77(77)SOLOMON ISLANDS39.06 14(14)CANADA71.56 34(34)POLAND52.88 86(86)GUAM36.24 87(87)BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA36.18 75(75)INDIA39.19 2(2)AUSTRALIA88.84 88(88)NIGERIA35.29 27(27)HONG KONG54.34 4(5) ENGLAND83.99 32(32)KOREA53.36 read more

Championship Blog 1st Leg: London Welsh v Bristol

first_img Surprise package: Nick Scott of London Welsh scorches away from the Bristol defence LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS By Richard GraingerLondon Welsh will be in the driving seat tomorrow as they take a 19-point lead to the Memorial Ground, as they try to pip Bristol for a Premiership place London Welsh take a 19-point lead to a sold out Memorial Stadium next Wednesday following a master-class of precision rugby in atrocious conditions at the Kassam on Wednesday night.Bristol opened and closed the scoring, but sandwiched between Marco Mama’s fourth minute touchdown from a catch and drive, and Adrian Jarvis’ 78th minute penalty, was the antithesis of everything that saw Bristol finish the regular season as the division’s top try scorers.The blunt instrument that is the Exiles’ pack — ironically now coached by Darren Crompton — dominated scrum time and denied Bristol a foothold in the game when they most needed one.The Exiles have been criticised under Justin Burnells’s watch as one-trick ponies, but when the trick works as effectively as this, frankly, who cares?Nathan Trevett was bundled over the Bristol line after 15 minutes in a carbon copy of Mama’s try, and Gordon Ross added the extras to give Welsh a lead they never looked like relinquishing.Five minutes later, following the charge down of a Ross clearance, Chris Cook scooped up a turnover deep in the Exiles 22, with referee Wayne Barnes indicating penalty advantage to the hosts.  The Exiles’ scrum-half fed Nathan Morris who sent pace-man Nick Scott away to beat two defenders and run in from 60 metres. When Ross converted, and added a penalty before the interval, the Exiles were in dreamland.Bristol were not helped when they lost skipper and new talisman Ryan Jones, following a serious looking injury to his left ankle after half an hour. Jones, who had been instrumental in Bristol’s early dominance at the breakdown, left the field on a stretcher and was followed by scrum half Luke Baldwin two minutes later.Watchful eye: Justin Burnell deserves credit for masterminding comprehensive winThings got worse for the visitors four minutes after the interval, when flanker Carl Kirwan touched down following another catch and drive after Bristol had infringed for the ninth time.Ross converted to give the Exiles a 24-5 lead and proceeded to orchestrate Welsh’s ariel bombardment, pinning Bristol deep in their half, with delightful dabs and penetrative touch finders from Seb Jewell and Tom May to layer the symphony.With three-quarters of the game gone and Bristol showing no signs of reducing the deficit, director of rugby Andy Robinson replaced fly-half and acting captain Nicky Robinson with Adrian Jarvis.But with Welsh now rampant, Nick Scott almost bagged the Exiles’ fourth following a Seb Jewell break but couldn’t take the scoring pass in difficult conditions. Bristol managed to stem another attack from a Richard Thorpe scrum pick up, but Wayne Barnes adjudged Nick Koster’s intervention illegal and sent him to sit out time in the bin.Despite direction to kick to the corner from the Exiles’ technical area, Ross and May opted for the points. Bristol managed to weather the last ten minutes without further catastrophe, and Jarvis struck a penalty to reduce the deficit to 19 points with two minutes remaining.center_img Agony and ecstasy: London Welsh were good for their win over a dejected BristolPerhaps years of practice from coaching International rugby prepared Andy Robinson for magnanimity in defeat, praising the Exiles for outplaying his side in every department.“You’ve got to give London Welsh real credit,” Robinson said, “they took us on in every area and they dominated every area.“It’s about performance,” he added, “and it is about being able to bring your A game at this stage, and we didn’t bring our A game.”The cliché that this is only half time, was much in evidence from the hosts post match; indeed, they will know that Bristol, who scored 38 tries in 23 games, will be a force to be reckoned with next Wednesday in their final game at the Memorial Stadium. Three quick tries and that mountain is climbed.Bristol, who delighted crowds with ‘nothing to lose’ rugby when they had everything to lose, will not go quietly into the night, even against the side with the division’s best defense. But they will need to be more precise, more disciplined and more effective in the tight if they are to affect a comeback of Lazarus proportions.Put a date in your diary for tomorrow evening and expect a rollercoaster ride. There will be thrills and spills in this one yet!Play-off second-leg. Bristol (8) v London Welsh (27) Memorial Stadium. Kick-off 19.45Bristol: Wallace; Amesbury, Tovey, Mosses, Short; Robinson, Tipuna (capt); Traynor, Johnston, Cortes, Glynn, Townson, Koster, Mama, Eadie.Replacements: Lawrence, Hall, Hobson, Skirving, Grindal, Jarvis, Hughes.London Welsh: Awcock, Stegmann, May (capt), Jewell, Scott, Ross, Cook, Trevett, Morris, Edwards, Spencer, Corker, Lees, Kirwan, Thorpe. Replacements: Vella, Bristow, Tideswell, West, Stedman, Lewis, Crane.last_img read more

Rugby world reacts after farcical Champions League football dive

first_imgThursday Mar 7, 2019 Rugby world reacts after farcical Champions League football dive A number of rugby players, past and present, have taken to Twitter to discuss a farcical dive in football’s Champions League. The incident saw Roma’s Edin Džeko belatedly fall to the ground when the referee was near, after touching heads with an opposition player. ADVERTISEMENTIt was a flagrant act of cheating, with the aim of getting the other man sent off.In light of this, a number of players have derided him, with plenty of tongue-in-cheek retorts. nearly drowned. I flatlined multiple times. I had pneumonia and MRSA septicaemia. I’ve been left paralysed from the top of my shoulders down.But this video really puts things into perspective. Thank Dzeko for showing me what a real injury looks like. #PrayForDzeko— Henry Fraser (@henryfraser0) March 7, 2019Rugby, of course, is not exempt from behaviour like this, but it is much less rife and has perhaps never seen something as deplorable as this.But with the danger of this actually becoming more common in rugby, some do not see the funny side in this as much.ADVERTISEMENT referee Nigel Owens had his say on the matter, saying behaviour like that is not acceptable in any sport.Rugby players and footballers often get compared to one another and how they conduct themselves on the pitch, and it is a debate that will rage on. But this does not do footballers any favours.How will you watch the next Rugby World Cup – Enter for a chance to win £100 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Kurumim House / PM Arquitetura + Bruno Pimenta

first_img Kurumim House / PM Arquitetura + Bruno Pimenta Projects Year:  Save this picture!© Adriano Escanhuela+ 61 Share Architects: PM Arquitetura + Bruno Pimenta Area Area of this architecture project Kurumim House / PM Arquitetura + Bruno PimentaSave this projectSaveKurumim House / PM Arquitetura + Bruno Pimenta “COPY” Manufacturers: Lajes Imperial, Maditu, Sergio ScavaciniTeam:Carolina MatsumotoConstruction:Fatec Engenharia LtdaEngineering:RF Engenharia e ObrasLandscaping:Marcel SteinerInstallations:KML EngenhariaAuthors:Paulo Mencarini, Bruno PimentaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adriano EscanhuelaRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The premisse given by the clientes was to develop a project with the best cost and benefit relation. However, not giving up a construction with great quality with a contemporary architecture that, at the same time, does not deviate from the other existent houses from the condo, creating a cozy atmosphere. The clients are a young couple with three children. Another thing they asked was to create a house thinking about the children’s conviviality: wide rooms with generous spaces for the children to run and play and with the best view of all the social and external areas so they could keep na eye on them. In function of the requests, restrictions of the condo and limitations of the field with slope, we developed the project.Save this picture!© Adriano EscanhuelaSince the firsts studies, we thought about a L implantation, dividing in two distincts modules, uniting the edifications by the social areas. We located the vertex of the L at the superior right corner of the field and, with that, we could leave a generous space on the center and left side of the field, where we created the pool, sauna, changing room and the garden.Save this picture!Site PlanFor the edification, we opted for brickwork closure that did not need the use of plaster and painting, gerating significant savings in the construction phase and eliminating future repairs. But, for that, it was fundamental to utilize a high quality workmanship because the coatings chosen were external and internal finishing.Save this picture!© Adriano EscanhuelaTherefore we opted to use the apparent structural concrete block in the two-floor module that is destinated to the home theater and two guests suites at the ground floor and one master suite, two bedrooms for the children with a common bathroom and one support suite at the upper floor.Save this picture!© Adriano EscanhuelaAt the social module, only with a ground floor and one meter above the structural module, we used wood structure, demolition brick that we found by the region and tile roofing, creating a conection with the other houses of the condo. To give it a contemporary atmosphere, instead of using a convencional plasterboard lining, we chose to use OSB lining and apparent electrodes for electrical installations.Save this picture!© Adriano EscanhuelaThe social module contemplates: living room, dining room, kitchen, service area, bathroom and service room. The external barbecue area is almost integrated to the kitchen’s counter, only separated by big wood and glass frames. At the external area we created a place for hammocks with a beautiful tree beside the dining table where they can rest after the meals. In front of this area, is the pool with infinity edge and, next to it, the “wood box” that locates the sauna and changing room. We wanted that this “wood box” interfered the less possible on the view, so we buried it on the ground creating a softer and more harmonic volume on the field. That gave us the possibility to use it’s roof for contemplation at night, creating the right spot for the external fireplace, developed by us. As far as we know, the clients love this place, where they can spend the winter nights with the children, telling stories and watching the stars.Save this picture!© Adriano EscanhuelaProject gallerySee allShow lessOMA Unveils Urban Study and Strategy for Manifesta 12 in PalermoArchitecture NewsWhat Construction Can Learn from the Tech Industry’s Economies of ScaleArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Brazil Photographs:  Adriano Escanhuela Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2016 Brazil ArchDaily Houses “COPY” Photographs CopyAbout this officePM Arquitetura + Bruno PimentaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesItuBrazilPublished on July 03, 2017Cite: “Kurumim House / PM Arquitetura + Bruno Pimenta” [Residência Kurumim / PM Arquitetura + Bruno Pimenta] 03 Jul 2017. 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Fundraisers, philanthropists & charity leaders recognised in New Year honours list

first_imgAmong those recognised for fundraising were: Andrew Melvin Hamilton who received a CBE for services to Government and to charitable fundraising, and Cynthia Cherry who received an MBE for services to the community and charitable fundraising in Northern Ireland. Ronald Knight, Founder of Knight Farm Machinery also received an MBE as did Katherine Mackay, Chair of Isle of Lewis Local Committee, Cancer Research UK.  176 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Rosemary Squire, Co-founder of The Ambassador Theatre Group, South West Area Chair at Arts Council England and previously Chair of Chair of Great Ormond Street’s Theatres for Theatres Appeal, which raised over £5m, was made a Dame for services to theatre and philanthropy, while Jane Hamlyn, Chair of Paul Hamlyn Foundation, received an CBE For services to philanthropy and the arts. Sophie Andrews, Chief Executive of Silver Line, Jackie Hewitt-Main, founder and CEO of The Cascade Foundation, and Barty Smith, Founder and Chair of Trustees of the Amber Foundation were among those who received OBEs. 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 A number of charity leaders, fundraisers and philanthropists are among this year’s New Year honours list, including Ken Olisa, Chair of Thames Reach for 20 years, Pat Armstrong, Chief Executive of ACOSVO, and Lady Susan Rice, founding non-executive of Big Society Capital.In total, 1,123 people received an award: 981 at BEM, MBE and OBE level: 318 at BEM, 452 at MBE and 211 at OBE. 70% of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity.Ken Olisa received his knighthood for services to business and philanthropy, while Lady Susan Rice, former Managing Director of Lloyds Banking Group Scotland as well as founding non-executive of Big Society Capital, became a Dame for her services to business, the arts and charity in Scotland, and ACOSVO‘s Pat Armstrong received an OBE for services to voluntary organisations. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8center_img Fundraisers, philanthropists & charity leaders recognised in New Year honours list BEMs were also given to fundraisers with recipients including Janice Moss for voluntary services and fundraising for the Christie Hospital, Manchester, Julie Salmon, for services to charitable fundraising and the community in the Wirral, and Isabella Halliday, Fundraiser, Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, for services to charity.The full list has been published online.  175 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Awards new year Melanie May | 3 January 2018 | Newslast_img read more

Authorities arrest leading human rights activist

first_img Organisation Related documents Authorities arrest leading human rights activistPDF – 130.67 KB News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa to go further Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of Nabeel Rajab, the head of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights and Director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, and the withdrawal of all the charges against him. Rajab was arrested on his return from a visit to Lebanon on 5 May and was placed in custody for an initial period of a week when he appeared in court yesterday.“By arresting Rajab again, the Bahraini authorities have given yet another example of how they shamefully flout fundamental freedoms without fear of reprisals by the international community,” Reporters Without Borders said,Rajab was brought before a Manama court yesterday on a charge of participating in an illegal meeting and urging others to take part in it. He was also questioned by prosecutors about a Tweet in which he allegedly insulted government officials. Charges were previously brought against Rajab in connection with his criticism of the authorities a year ago, when he was also the target of physical violence.As already reported, the Bahraini government used a spurious pretext to abruptly withdraw its permission for a visit by a delegation of free speech NGOs including Reporters Without Borders that had been scheduled to take place from 5 to 10 May. German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors News Help by sharing this information May 7, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities arrest leading human rights activist Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest October 14, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Follow the news on Bahrain Receive email alerts March 17, 2021 Find out more News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more


first_img to go further MyanmarAsia – Pacific MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 31, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation Domain name : .mm Population : 48 137 000 Internet-users : 250 000Average charge for one hour’s connection at a cybercafé : about 0,55 US$ Average monthly salary : about 27,32 US$ Number of imprisoned netizens : 2Two high-ranking government officials sentenced to death for having e-mailed documents abroad: Net censorship is a serious matter in Burma. Massive filtering of websites and extensive slowdowns during times of unrest are daily occurrences for the country’s Internet users. The Military Junta considers netizens to be enemies of the State. The legislation governing Internet use – the Electronic Act – is one of the most liberticidal laws in the world.A rigid firewallThe Burmese firewall applies strict censorship, which limits users to an Intranet purged of any criticisms of the regime. Only the use of proxies or other censorship circumvention tools permits access to the World Wide Web. Blocked sites include those of exiled Burmese media groups and certain global media outlets, proxies and other censorship circumvention tools, blogs and study-abroad scholarship sites. Government authorities block both websites and URLs. Censorship is not consistent: for example, the site is filtered, but its identical counterpart, is not.Consultation of private electronic mail is also curtailed. Officially, Internet users are prohibited from using e-mail services other than those provided by the government. Webmail services such as Yahoo and Hotmail are blocked in the country, but can be consulted via proxies.Connection speed: A barometer of Burma’s internal situationThe ordinary connection speed is 512kb per line, which is the equivalent of a basic ADSL individual connection, but one line is shared by several users, thus slowing down online activities. It takes about ten seconds to open an email or load one page. Using a proxy speeds up things. However, cybercafés – the main connection points in a country where individual Internet subscriptions are very expensive and subject to government authorization – must share this 512 kb line with 10 to 15 computers, thereby reducing the connection speed. Gtalk cannot function on a 256 kb line. A 512 kb line is needed to use Gtalk and Skype in real time.When the country is in the throes of political tension, connection speed drops sharply, since the Junta deems it necessary to prevent “information leaks abroad.” In May and June 2009, when opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was on trial for having violated the terms of her house arrest by allowing an uninvited American citizen to stay two days in her home, the regime did not hesitate to cut the telephone and Internet lines of the city in which she was detained. Moreover, Burmese Internet users noticed there was a drastic slowdown in nation-wide connection speeds that made it impossible to send videos. At the time, it took nearly an hour to send a simple email with no attachment. According to local sources, the government may be planning to once again cut off Internet access during the October 2010 elections, just as it did in 2007, so as to assert total control over the dissemination of newsIndependent news sources: The regime’s pet peeveJournalists who collaborate with exiled media and bloggers are being closely watched by the authorities, particularly since the 2007 Safran Revolution and international sentencing that followed the widespread distribution of photos of the crackdown. They are brazenly taking advantage of a highly repressive piece of legislation, the Electronic Act of 1996, which pertains to the Internet, television and radio. This law prohibits the importation, possession and use of a modem without official permission, subject to a fifteen-year jail penalty for “endangering the security of the state, national unity, culture, the national economy, and law and order.” Nay Phone Latt (, arrested in 2008, got a 15-year prison sentence for possessing a “subversive” film. The blogger has developed eyesight problems while incarcerated.The well-known comedian, Zarganar, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for disseminating on the Web articles critical of the way the government handled humanitarian aid in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. His blog was one of the most visited Burmese websites inside the country. On December 31, 2009, Hla Hla Win, a video journalist working with the Norway-based Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) TV network, was given a 20-year jail sentence. In January 2010, journalist Ngwe Soe Lin also got a 13-year term for having worked for the DVB. He had been arrested in a cybercafé in the Rangoon’s Kyaukmyaung district on June 26, 2009.By arresting these Internet users and journalists, the Junta is trying to intimidate potential critics and impose self-censorship on its citizens. Like the state-owned media, online publications are subject to advance censorship, which ruthlessly eliminates any topic that is even slightly controversial.Exiled Burmese media such as Mizzima and Irrawaddy were once again the target of cyberattacks in 2009.Under surveillanceCyber-café owners are under increasing pressure from Burmese authorities. They were already required to take screenshots every five minutes on every computer station and be prepared to provide every user’s ID card number, telephone number, and address if the police requested them. They are now strictly forbidden to help a customer create an email account, particularly on Gmail, or to use a proxy, under penalty of being closed down. Many cyber-cafés have been shut down in the last few months, partly for economic reasons, but also because of more practical problems such as power outages, high maintenance fees, slow connection speeds, and lack of customers.Despite these actions, blogs are multiplying. A survey conducted by the Burma Media Association in August 2009 showed that there were over 800 active blogs, most of them hosted by Blogspot and WordPress. Eighty percent are in Burmese, 8% in English and 10% are bilingual. Three-fourths of the bloggers are between the ages of 21 and 35 and have a college education. Over half of them are living in Burma and began blogging less than one year ago. The majority of them focus on entertainment-related topics. Only 8% of them discuss news-related subjects.Is a Chinese-like economic opening likely?Although Burma has one of the world’s lowest Internet penetration rates, the regime is about to build its own “Silicon Valley” dubbed “Yadanabon Cyber City.” Its objective is not to facilitate free Internet access for its citizens but to centralize control prior to the autumn 2010 elections, within the framework of “Road Map to Democracy,” a political reform plan launched by the Junta in early 2003. According to the State media, this “business complex” may be called upon to become the national communications’ clearing house. For now, priority is being given to setting up land and mobile telephone lines for businesses that will be opening offices in this center. Internet will be next. Some Junta generals’ reservations about communications will not easily be laid to rest.For the moment, the Junta is using a Thai satellite station for Burma’s Internet connection, but plans to launch its own communications satellite via a Chinese or Indian rocket. With its “Silicon Valley” and its own satellite, the military regime seems to be making a commitment to develop Internet infrastructure for economic reasons. At the same time, however, it stands ready to cut off all connections and totally isolate the country once again at the least suspicion of “domestic unrest.”Links : (Democratic Voice of Burma): Burmese opposition media, in exile in Norway Burmanet News website of the exiled opposition magazine he Irrawaddy. text of the 1996 law regulating the Internet in Burma. : Burma Media Association RSF_en News News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylumcenter_img Follow the news on Myanmar March 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Burma News May 26, 2021 Find out more Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Receive email alerts News US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Man pleads guilty in conspiracy to kidnap Michigan governor

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsUS News Facebook Pinterest Pinterest DETROIT (AP) — One of six men charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy, admitting that the group discussed an incredible scheme to snatch her at her lakeside vacation home and destroy a bridge to slow down police. Ty Garbin’s guilty plea is a major catch for prosecutors, only about four months after arrests were made. His testimony could strengthen the government’s case against the others and back up evidence collected by informants and undercover agents. Garbin appeared in federal court in Grand Rapids a few hours after a plea agreement loaded with details about the operation was filed, including his pledge to fully cooperate with investigators. There was no agreement on a sentencing range, but his assistance could help him when he returns July 8. The FBI in October said it broke up a plot to kidnap Whitmer, a Democrat, by anti-government extremists upset over coronavirus restrictions she had imposed in Michigan. Six people were charged in federal court while eight others were charged in state court with aiding them. U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker went through a series of questions about Garbin’s rights and his willingness to plead guilty. When the judge asked if he had second thoughts, Garbin replied: “I do not, your honor.” In the plea agreement, Garbin, 25, of Hartland, acknowledged more than six pages of stunning allegations. He said he and others trained with weapons in Munith, Michigan, and Cambria, Wisconsin, last summer and “discussed the plan to storm the Capitol and kidnap the governor.” The plot, he said, eventually switched to Whitmer’s second home in Antrim County. Garbin said he “advocated waiting until after the national election, when the conspirators expected widespread civil unrest to make it easier for them to operate.” In September, the six men trained at Garbin’s property near Luther, Michigan, constructing a “shoot house” to resemble Whitmer’s vacation home and “assaulting it with firearms,” the plea deal states. The men also made trips to Antrim County to study the home and the area, Garbin said. Garbin said he sent a text message to someone who turned out to be a government informant, indicating that “if the bridge goes down it will stop the wave,” a suggestion that police would be delayed in responding to a kidnapping if a nearby bridge was blown up. He said he also offered to paint his boat black for another night of surveillance. Last fall, defense attorney Mark Satawa said Garbin had no intention to carry out a kidnapping, no matter what he might have said in recorded or online conversations. But outside court Wednesday, he said Garbin believed a guilty plea was the “right thing to do.” “This is about our client saying, ‘Look, I need to own up to what I did. It was wrong. I’m accepting responsibility. I’m sorry for having done it,’” Satawa told reporters. The other defendants are Adam Fox, Barry Croft Jr., Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta. A trial has been scheduled for March 23. “I’m sure his fellow codefendants are extremely nervous about this and may also rethink their legal strategies as a result,” said Javed Ali, a counterterrorism expert and visiting instructor at the University of Michigan. When the kidnapping case was filed, Whitmer pinned some blame on President Donald Trump, claiming his refusal to denounce far-right groups had inspired extremists across the U.S. The governor last year put major restrictions on personal movement and the economy because of COVID-19, although many limits were eventually lifted. The Michigan Capitol was the site of rallies, including ones with gun-toting protesters calling for Whitmer’s removal. Whitmer exchanged barbs with Trump on social media, with Trump declaring in April, “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!” ——— Follow Ed White at Man pleads guilty in conspiracy to kidnap Michigan governorcenter_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Twitter Facebook Previous articleWilliam & Mary Online Business Programs Climb in U.S. News & World Report RankingsNext articleGlobal Legumes Market- Archer Daniels Midland Co., B&G Foods Inc., Bean Growers Australia Ltd., Among Others to Contribute to the Market Growth | Industry Analysis, Market Trends, Market Growth, Opportunities and Forecast 2025 | Technavio Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  last_img read more