Hords Limited (HORDS.gh) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgHords Limited (HORDS.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Hords Limited (HORDS.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hords Limited (HORDS.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hords Limited (HORDS.gh)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHords Limited is an agro-processing company involved in research and development of agricultural products and the production and sales of food and household products in Ghana. The company adds value to raw material such as cocoa, soya and herbs to produce a range of food supplements, breakfast cereals, detergents, disinfectants and laundry starch. Well-known brands manufactured by Hords Limited include Brown Gold, Soyabetix, Cocobetix and Smark Look. Hords Limited targets boarding schools, restaurants, households and corporate institutions. Its distribution footprint extends to regions in West Africa and European sub-regions. Hords Limited is a member of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI). Hords Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

A second stock market crash could be approaching. Here’s why investors shouldn’t care

first_img Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Alan Oscroft | Monday, 31st August, 2020 Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. A second stock market crash could be approaching. Here’s why investors shouldn’t care Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img 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. See all posts by Alan Oscroft 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Views expressed 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. 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. The 2020 stock market crash has thrown up some cracking bargains among FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares. Those who follow Warren Buffett’s advice will surely have tucked away some nice long-term investments for their retirements.Remember when he said: “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price“? If you have a list of companies you think are wonderful, then surely you’ll have found them at very fair prices this year.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…But a lot of people just aren’t brave enough to put their money into shares when the markets are falling. That’s understandable, as you really don’t want to punt your hard-earned cash on falling shares and watch them fall further.That’s why gold has soared to record prices in 2020, as investors switch into the metal as protection against the stock market crash. They’ll then face the agonising decision of when to get back into stocks. And those who are simply looking to pick up some cheap shares might be worried about where the market will go next.FTSE 100 falteringThe FTSE 100, for example, has come back up since its lowest point in March. But for the past couple of months, it’s been drifting back down again. There are plenty of reasons to think it could carry on down, or that we might even face a second stock market crash.One is the extent of the UK’s recession, which is worse than many feared. GDP dropped 20% between April and June, the deepest fall of any the world’s major economies. There are signs that it could be a sharp V-shaped dip and a GDP recovery could pull us out of the worst of it relatively soon. But there’s deeper structural damage that will surely take a longer time to work its way out.US stock market crash coming?Then there’s the US stock market. The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ have both hit record highs in August. That’s during America’s out-of-control Covid-19 crisis, and the resulting deep economic damage. If there’s a correction there, stock markets around the world are likely to follow.But here’s the thing. Investors always know that there will be a stock market crash some time in the future. We just don’t know when. But we don’t hold off investing for ever. We buy anyway, knowing that buying into wonderful companies at fair prices is likely to generate top returns over the course of our investing lives, regardless of the ups and downs along the way.Sure, it would be nicer to buy shares even cheaper after a second crash. But if we wait for it, we’ll miss the chance to buy them a bit less cheaply now.Invest regularlySo I say just keep investing regularly. Drip-feed your money into your Stocks and Shares ISA, or whatever you use. And keep making purchases every time you have enough. If the stock market does dip again in the near future, you’ll simply get more for your money when it happens.last_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_img The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Por Onell A. SotoPosted Sep 11, 2014 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Los obispos venezolanos han rechazado la parodia del Padrenuestro dirigido al difunto presidente Hugo Chávez y que se dio a la publicidad recientemente. La oración invoca a Chávez y pide que sus ideales revolucionarios se cumplan en la tierra. Fue preparada durante  el Diseño del Sistema de Formación Socialista. Los obispos han dicho que esta parodia da pie a la idolatría algo contrario a la fe cristiana.El 105º arzobispo de Canterbury y primado de Inglaterra, Justin Welby, está realizando una  visita pastoral por Brasil y Chile. En Sao Paulo fue recibido por el primado de Brasil Francisco de Assis da Silva y un grupo de clérigos y fieles. Le acompaña su esposa Caroline. En  un encuentro con líderes de otras iglesias y dirigentes locales habló de “El rol de la fe en el progreso de la sociedad”. En Chile puso la primera piedra del Centro Comunitario de Batuco, una comunidad del Gran Santiago, y encabezó una ceremonia litúrgica de Acción de Gracias para recordar al capitán Allan Gardiner, pionero y mártir de la misión anglicana que falleció el 6 de septiembre de 1851 en la Patagonia.Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) considerado el principal arquitecto de la liturgia anglicana y líder de la Reforma Inglesa como arzobispo de Cantórbery, muchos cambios que han influenciado a la iglesia hasta el día de hoy. Él reformó la Eucaristía, el celibato sacerdotal, el papel de las imágenes en las iglesias y la veneración de los santos. Murió en la hoguera en 1556. En resumen se puede decir que Cranmer: Unificó todos los libros de oficios de la iglesia en su solo volumen: el Libro de Oración Común, puso el culto en la lengua del pueblo,  purificó el culto inglés purgándolo de todo error y de todo cuanto no fuera escriturario e hizo del culto celebraciones sencillas donde el pueblo podía participar de manera activa.Dos sacerdotes episcopales con profundas raíces personales en dos de los países que están siendo devastados por el ébola dicen que los empeños por contener la propagación del virus mortal están siendo obstaculizados por la lentitud de la respuesta, la falta de suministros médicos, el analfabetismo, la pobreza y la desinformación. “El problema que hemos tenido es que los liberianos no toman medidas preventivas”, dijo James Tetegba Yarsiah al Servicio Episcopal de Prensa. Liberia junto con Sierra Leona y Guinea se encuentran en el centro del peor brote de ébola de la historia. Poco a poco los residentes de estos países están despertando a la realidad de este mortal virus.Después de 22 años de guerras y luchas internas nació en el 2012 la nación de Sudán del Sur. El obispo anglicano Moses Deng Bal de  la diócesis de Wau ha dicho que la mejor manera de honrar a los mártires de la guerra es vivir en “amor y unidad” debido a que todavía hay zonas donde abunda la violencia. El obispo añadió que la única manera de vivir en paz y tranquilidad es “perdonándonos los unos a los otros”.El semanario británico The Economist informa que Cuba ha recibido más de 700 millones de dólares de Brasil en un año como pago por los servicios prestados por los miles de médicos que sirven en el país suramericano. Grupos opositores al régimen de La Habana han dicho que Cuba explota a esos profesionales y por eso muchos han desertado de los centros médicos. Es una verdadera “trata de blancos” la llamada misión médica, dicen médicos que han podido escaparse. El número total de profesionales de la medicina desde que se inició el programa asciende a 440,000, dice la revista.La situación de Cuba se agrava por día. La prensa ha informado que 17 balseros que salieron de Cuba por Manzanillo en la antigua provincia de Oriente, perecieron en su travesía ahogados frente a las costas de Yucatán, México. La marina mexicana logró rescatar 17 otras personas que probablemente serán deportados a Cuba.El ex presidente de Israel, Simón Péres, ha propuesto al papa Francisco la formación de una “ONU de religiones” ante la ineficiencia de la actual organización internacional. Péres  dijo que cada rato estallan guerras  con la excusa de la religión.  “Hay miles de movimientos terroristas que pretenden matar en nombre de la religión”, dijo Péres.Los abusos contra las mujeres y los niños son noticias frecuentes en la prensa mundial. El Oriente Medio parece ser el principal lugar donde las mujeres no gozan de ningún derecho y son maltratadas y hasta asesinadas. Hay varias organizaciones luchando contra este flagelo pero hasta ahora todo se ha quedado en “letra muerta”.MANDAMIENTO: Ama a tu prójimo como a ti mismo. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Rapidísimas Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY last_img read more

Clermont beat Stade Francais – Big hits by Leguizamon and Liebenberg

first_imgWednesday Apr 15, 2009 Clermont beat Stade Francais – Big hits by Leguizamon and Liebenberg Clermont beat arch rivals Stade Francais 21-19 in the Top 14 in front of an incredible 79 842 spectators, a record for a regular season French championship game. It was a thrilling match that ultimately came down to a battle of the kickers, with Brock James and Lionel Beauxis exchanging kicks. James came out on top though, slotting the vital penalty that came after a big tackle on Aurelien Rougerie only a few minutes from time.Beauxis had an opportunity to kick a winning penalty with time up, but missed. The two hits from the game that were featuring are as much different as they are spectacular. The first is a sensational covering tackle from Argentinean Juan Manuel Leguizamon on the powerful runner and try scoring machine, Napolioni Nalaga. While at first glance it might have looked like a regulation tackle, further replays will show what a solid hit it was, taking out the big mans legs and preventing the try that he would normally so easily score from that position. The second hit in this clip is that of the more disgraceful type, with Stade center Brian Liebenberg putting in this big shoulder on Rougerie. A shoulder check, late in the game, Liebenberg was shown yellow and handed Clermont victory by giving away the penalty, which James duly converted.Time: 02:00 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny 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 MarryNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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

14 homelessness organisations shortlisted for £1.6m Spark 2010 prize

first_img Fourteen business ideas, including bike recycling and restoring antique furniture, have been chosen to compete in the Spark social enterprise competition.The finalists will pitch their business ideas to a panel of leading entrepreneurs from The TREES Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, BT Global Services, Places for People, Big Issue Invest, Willmott Dixon Construction and Department for Communities and Local Government at an event in Leicester on November 9 and 10.The best organisations will win a share of a £1.6 million investment fund comprising cash, loans and business support. All fourteen finalists will receive coaching to help them develop their social enterprises to help more homeless people into training, volunteering and jobs.Seven enterprises in this year’s shortlist are involved in recycling, with the others operating in the areas of local food production, market research, property maintenance and social letting.John Montague, CEO of The TREES Group, said: “Spark is much more than a competition or a grant application. It is a cross-sector collaboration that brings together leading organisations and social enterprises from the public, private and third sector to work together to build sustainable solutions to homelessness.”www.sparkchallenge.org Howard Lake | 28 September 2010 | News Tagged with: Funding 14 homelessness organisations shortlisted for £1.6m Spark 2010 prize 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.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

What we’re reading: Indonesia arrests hundreds for suspected involvement in forest fires

first_img + posts Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU celebrates first-generation students What we’re reading: Chilean protests continue in Santiago TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history print Motorcyclists wear protective masks in Indonesia. Photo by CNN.Four corporations are under investigation and about 200 people have been arrested across six provinces over suspected involvement in massive forest fires in Indonesia.According to CNN, the fires are a result of slash and burn farming techniques to clear the land.Roughly 600 schools in Malaysia have closed because of air pollution from debris. About 800,000 acres of land have been burned and hundreds of residents have had to evacuate, according to Indonesia’s National Board for Disaster Management.Authorities have sent 52 planes to conduct water bombing operations to battle the flames. Abortion rates have decreasedAbortion rates across the nation are at their lowest since the practice became legal in 1973, according to a report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights. The report said the drop in abortions are due to a drop in pregnancies across the world, increased access to contraception and better education about safe sex practices.Despite the almost 400 U.S. state laws enacted between 2011 and 2017 restricting abortion access, the report found no evidence that stricter abortion laws played a major role in the overall decline of abortions.Spain to hold its fourth election in four yearsDespite months of negotiation, Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez did not receive enough support from parliament to form a government.Sánchez’s PSOE party, or the Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party, gained the majority of its seats earlier this year but could not take control of the 350-seat parliament, according to CNN. Spanish citizens will be going back to the polls on November 10, less than seven months after the general election. Environmental activists arrested at UK airportAt least 19 members of Heathrow Pause, a group of environmental activists opposed to the expansion of the Heathrow airport, were arrested for flying drones inside restricted airspace. Photo by Student News Daily“It is a crime against humanity and all life on Earth to support carbon–intensive infrastructure projects,” Heathrow Pause said. The protestors were warned that flying drones could endanger passenger lives, which is punishable by life in prison.That’s what we’re reading today, be sure to check in tomorrow for a look at the biggest headlines. A forest fire in Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by CNN ReddIt Yulissa Cortinahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/yulissa-cortina/ Yulissa Cortinahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/yulissa-cortina/ Linkedin Facebook Twittercenter_img Twitter Yulissa Cortinahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/yulissa-cortina/ Yulissa Cortina Facebook ULA gives college advice​ to local high schoolers Linkedin ReddIt Students approve all proposed changes to SGA’s constitution World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleTCU News Now 9/18/19Next articleHoroscope: September 19, 2019 Yulissa Cortina RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Yulissa Cortinahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/yulissa-cortina/last_img read more

Uganda : Police raids cut short three radio interviews with opposition politician

first_img Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges March 12, 2021 Find out more UgandaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expression Receive email alerts Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily Organisation UgandaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expression The police raided Hope Radio, Kiira FM and Mubende FM on 4, 13 and 18 April respectively. In each case, they cut short an interview with Besigye and disconnected the radio station’stransmitter. In none of the cases did they present a court order or a decision by the Uganda Communications Commission, which regulates the media , to justify their actions.“Armed raids on media outlets that interview opposition politicians are doubly reprehensible – because they are illegal and because they violate pluralism of opinions,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “With just two years to go to the next presidential election, the authorities must stop suppressing the public debate and must end their systematic persecution of critical reporting.”Press freedom assailed on all sidesUganda has fallen 28 places in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index since 2015. Criticism of the government and Yoweri Museveni, who has been president in 1986, increasingly results in arrests and attacks on journalists, and censorship.Museveni no longer has any scruples about publicly insulting journalists and making it harder for them to work. A tax on social network use was introduced last September in order to obstruct the flow of news and information.Uganda is ranked 125th out of 180 countries in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News January 13, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the heavy-handed raids that the Ugandan police have carried out on three provincial radio stations in the past few weeks in order to cut short interviews with Kizza Besigye, an opposition politician and unsuccessful candidate for president in four successive elections. April 25, 2019 Uganda : Police raids cut short three radio interviews with opposition politiciancenter_img Help by sharing this information Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News News Crédit : AFP / Ugandan police officers are seen lifting their AK-47 riffle aloft opposite protesters during a demonstration on July 11, 2018 in Kampala to protest a controversial tax on the use of social media Follow the news on Uganda News to go furtherlast_img read more

RSF and NGO coalition denounce the decline of freedoms in Hong Kong

first_img Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Receive email alerts ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Freedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Help by sharing this information RSF_en In a joint statement, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and an NGO coalition express their deep concern over the decline of freedoms in Hong Kong, including press freedom, which has accelerated since the passing of the National Security Law on 30th June. News Organisation Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Follow the news on Asia – Pacific News to go further ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Freedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence June 10, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more PHOTO: ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP News June 2, 2021 Find out more August 19, 2020 – Updated on August 20, 2020 RSF and NGO coalition denounce the decline of freedoms in Hong Kong In a joint statement published on 19th August, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and an human rights NGO coalition express their concern over the steep decline of freedoms, including press freedom, since the National Security Law came into force on 30th June. The statement specifically condemns the recent arrests of Apple Daily staff and the increasingly frequent cases of harassment of journalists.“Since Hong Kong’s handover in 1997, China has consistently schemed to increase its media control on the territory, but its attempts were hindered by the Basic Law which guarantees press freedom”, says Cédric Alviani, head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia bureau. “Democracies must intensify their pressure on the Beijing regime to withdraw the National Security Law, which threatens the very existence of the rule of law in Hong Kong”.The National Security Law allows the Chinese regime to directly intervene in the special administrative region of Hong Kong to suppress, with the appearance of legality, anything it deems to be “terrorism”, “secession”, “subversion” or “collusion with foreign forces”. On 10th August, Jimmy Lai, the founder of independent newspaper Apple Daily, was arrested at his home residence under the accusation of “colluding with foreign forces”, while two hundred police officers raided the news outlet’s headquarters.Hong Kong, once a bastion of press freedom, has fallen from 18th place in 2002 to 80th place in the 2020 RSF World Press Freedom Index. The People’s Republic of China, for its part, stagnates in 177th place out of 180 countries.Signatories:Article 19Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD)Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)Freedom HouseIFEXInternational Federation of Journalists (IFJ)Reporters Without Borders (RSF)Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom (AJF)Read the letter in its entirety:  Related documents Joint Statement (in English)PDF – 55.39 KB Newslast_img read more

Another six years in prison for journalist already sentenced to life

first_img Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News March 1, 2018 Another six years in prison for journalist already sentenced to life Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor to go further News Follow the news on Turkey Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is stunned by the additional sentence of nearly six years in prison that was passed yesterday on Ahmet Altan, a well-known journalist who was already sentenced to life imprisonment in a separate trial two weeks ago. The absurdity of the new sentence is beyond all measure, RSF said.In yesterday’s trial, observed by RSF’s Turkey representative, an Istanbul assizes court sentenced Altan to three years in prison for propaganda in favour of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and two years and 11 months for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by accusing him, in a 2016 column for the Haberdar website, of wanting to start a civil war.The court refused to reduce the sentences, arguing that, because of his criticism of Turkey’s judicial system, Altan did not deserve the application of attenuating circumstances.“We condemn this grotesque sentence in which the Turkish judicial system has again displayed its readiness to take orders from a government bent on turning a well-known journalist and intellectual into a symbol of an absurd and never-ending persecution,” RSF said.Altan and two other well-known journalists, his brother Mehmet Altan and Nazli Ilicak, were sentenced to life imprisonment on 16 February on a charge of “trying to overthrow constitutional order” for criticizing the government during a television broadcast on the eve of an attempted coup in July 2016.Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The already worrying media situation has become critical under the state of emergency proclaimed after the July 2016 coup attempt. Around 150 media outlets have been closed, mass trials are being held and the country now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists detained. News April 2, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe last_img read more

Delhi HC Judge Justice Prathiba Singh, Recuses Herself From Facebook, WhatsApp Pleas Against CCI Order Against Their Privacy Policy

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Judge Justice Prathiba Singh, Recuses Herself From Facebook, WhatsApp Pleas Against CCI Order Against Their Privacy Policy Shreya Agarwal8 April 2021 5:47 AMShare This – xJustice Prathiba Singh of the Delhi High Court today recused herself from 2 pleas filed by Facebook Inc and WhatsApp challenging a Competition Commission of India (CCI) order directing investigation into WhatsApp’s contentious new privacy policy, the rollout of which was pushed back due to uproars over it for, inter alia, being discriminatory.The single bench judge recused herself…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginJustice Prathiba Singh of the Delhi High Court today recused herself from 2 pleas filed by Facebook Inc and WhatsApp challenging a Competition Commission of India (CCI) order directing investigation into WhatsApp’s contentious new privacy policy, the rollout of which was pushed back due to uproars over it for, inter alia, being discriminatory.The single bench judge recused herself from adjudicating the matters and directed the Delhi High Court registry to list them before another bench, subject to the Chief Justice’s approval, on Apr 12.WhatsApp and its parent company have challenged a Mar 24 order of the CCI which had directed a probe into WhatsApp’s new privacy policy to be completed within 60 days.Filed through Adv Tejas Karia, both the petitions contend that since the issue of WhatsApp’s privacy policy is already sub judice the Supreme Court, the CCI probe was unnecessary. CCI had decided to look into WhatsApp’s new policy basis reports on the same.In the past as well, Justice Singh has recused herself from hearing another plea related to WhatsApp, which was challenging its new privacy policy.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more