Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgTurnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) 2019 annual report.Company ProfileTurnstar Holdings Limited is a property investment company operating in Botswana and Tanzania. The company mainly invests in retail property, with some investment in commercial, residential and industrial properties. Turnstar Holdings Limited has maximised its property performance through proactive asset management, property management and leasing. Its diversified property portfolio includes prime retail destinations in Botswana: Game City Shopping Centre, one of the largest and busiest in Gaborone; Nzano Shopping Centre in Francistown; Supa Save Mall in Gaborone; and Mlimani Shopping Centre, a major retail destination in Dar Es Salaam. Turnstar Holdings Limited acquired its first office in Dubai in 2017, located in a prime real estate area between Al-Basari and Dubai Legends.last_img read more

Do these 5 factors signal an end to the stock market crash? I’d invest £2k in an ISA now

first_img Enter Your Email Address Do these 5 factors signal an end to the stock market crash? I’d invest £2k in an ISA now Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Harvey Jones 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. Is the stock market crash over? Investors are feeling more optimistic, with the FTSE 100 up 15% since crashing below 5,000 on 23 March.Nobody can say for sure. All we know is that markets have fallen by around a quarter since Covid-19 struck, which gives you a great opportunity to pick up shares at bargain prices.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…That’s why I’d consider investing £2k in a Stocks and Shares ISA today, or any other sum you have at your disposal. Don’t let the stock market crash put you off. In fact, it’s a good reason to buy.Some investors do like to take a peek into the future, and AJ Bell investment director Russ Mould has drawn up a list of five signals that may point the way out of today’s stock market crash. Are brighter times ahead?1. Covid-19 cases slowThe most obvious sign the stock market crash has run its course is a slowdown in the number of new coronavirus cases. This will give markets a chance to gauge the depth of the damage to corporate earnings and cash flows, and decide whether share price falls adequately reflect this.Good news: In Covid-19-stricken Italy, Milan’s MIB-30 index has advanced 19% since bottoming on 12 March.2. Doctor Copper gets over the stock market crashCopper is seen as a bellwether of economic health, because its multiple uses make it an accurate gauge of manufacturing activity around the world.Bad news: Copper price continues to fall. 3. Transport stocks are moving againIf businesses and consumers are buying again, suppliers will need to restock, and freight volumes will start to rise. When that happens, the stock market crash may reverse.Mixed news: The Dow Jones Transportation index is up 17% from its low, but the US benchmark has dipped.4. Junk bond prices are risingWhen investors are feeling confident they’re keener to invest in high-yielding ‘junk bonds’, which drives up prices. Mould says you can track junk bond prices via the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG), or the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK).Bad news: Junk bond prices are still falling.5. Sixth sense says stock market crash is overMould reckons the biggest buy signal in a stock market crash occurs when investors have totally capitulated, and aren’t even thinking about buying cheap stocks. In other words, the moment of absolute fear. Bad news: My sixth sense says investors are still keen to buy.The signals are mixed and second-guessing markets is a mug’s game anyway. Nobody can predict what’s going to happen next.Personally, if I had £2k to spare, or any other sum, I’d take advantage of today’s stock market crash right now and load up my ISA allowance. History is my favourite indicator, and this shows share prices always recover, given time, and remain the best way of building your long-term wealth. Harvey Jones 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.center_img Harvey Jones | Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.last_img read more

The New Sporting Gadgets We Can’t Live Without

first_imgThings get even more high tech when you take a look at the watch strap, which contains a hidden USB that you can plug directly into your phone, computer or tablet to give you in-depth analysis of your performance history. Runners can also set reminders, access distance information, maps, and find out about any changes in elevation that might occur en route. Impressive stuff, huh? The Nike+ range is known for the range of trainers which link up to iPods to become a pedometer but this sports watch is an easier solution!Speedo Aquabeat 2.0 Underwater MP3 PlayerRunners and gym-goers have been able to listen to their favourite tunes on the move for decades, with increasingly high tech pieces of kit. It’s about time underwater MP3 players got an update to give swimmers just as many options in the pool as in the gym. The latest innovation from Speedo now features a screen, making it easy to find the tunes you want while you’re in the water. Allowing you to listen to your favourite tracks in the pool or at the beach to an underwater depth of 3m, it floats too, just in case.You can listen to MP3 or WMA files, and choose between the 4GB and 8GB version, giving you space to store between 2,000 and 4,000 tracks. Create playlists tailored to your sessions, or hit shuffle to listen to tunes at random, the Aquabeat 2.0 also features a built in radio and stopwatch.Gill Quick Dry Towel THANKS TO the arrival of smartphones, tablets and apps, we’re an increasingly tech-savvy society, and the rise of technology hasn’t escaped the gym. Today the workout world if flooded with gadgets and gizmos, some promising results that are just too good to be true.But some of these new fitness-tech arrivals are a genuinely helpful addition to your training sessions. Helping you monitor your progress, push yourself harder, or simply making your workouts more enjoyable, these cool gadgets undeniably make life in the gym that little bit easier.Whether you’re looking to improve your own fitness regime, or looking for something to treat the fitness fanatic in your family this Christmas, here’s a roundup of some of the most useful workout gadgets to have arrived on the scene this year.Nike+ Sportswatch GPSA must for any runner looking to get up to speed, this nifty bit of Nike kit uses TomTom powered GPS technology to enable you to record your time, distance and pace. It’ll also tell you exactly how many calories you burn while you exercise, and all this data can be converted into Nike Fuel. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Performance fabrics have revolutionised the sports world in recent years, with wick away fabrics meaning we can say goodbye to soggy t-shirts and clammy workouts. Gill has taken the technology a step further and launched a new range of towels that are an invaluable addition to any sports bag.Made from an ultra-lightweight microfibre, the towel can absorb up to six times their own weight in water, dry instantly, and feature both an anti-bacterial finish and anti-odour technology to keep your gym bag smelling fresh.last_img read more

4 essential shoes to have in your wardrobe

first_img Funny how things change with time…..my essential shoes used to be high heels and high- heeled wedges. You used to never see me without heels of some sort on. Now, the lowly flip-flop is my everyday choice. I know people think, why does that woman never wear other shoes…..well, it is because of very painful neuropathy that causes my feet to burn, sting, and feels like electrical shocks. I don’t know if it the diabetes I have, the small veins and nerves I have, the overdo of walking for years, arthritis, or the fibromatosis I have also, or maybe all of the above, but it is a everyday painful thing I have to deal with and there is no cure, just pain management. If I could find some high heels that didn’t hurt, I would wear them. I still look for them. I have given away so many of my high heels it isn’t funny. I still have boxes under the bed of shoes I can’t wear anymore so I guess one day I will donate them away too………I am very fearful I might be one of those people that they have to amputate on because of diabetes in the future……… Do you wake up in the morning and think “I have nothing to wear!” Building a wardrobe of basics will carry you through most seasons. I know it’s tempting to buy a lot of shoes but if you start your wardrobe base with the essentials, later you can add those trendy pieces.1)Heel Reply 2)Ballet Flat Sneaker – On the weekends, you need a pair of sneakers to wear while running your errands. Let’s be clear these are not your mowing the grass sneakers, these are more sophisticated. Try pairing a bright colored pair with your favorite sundress for a laid-back weekend look. The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia 4)Sneaker Heel – Every woman needs a great pair of heels in your closet. We selected a nude heel which you can wear with everything. You can literally wear these with your jeans, dresses and anytime you want to be dressed up. TAGSShoes Previous articleCity Council honors five Apopka firefightersNext articleA trip to Everest Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate July 11, 2017 at 5:32 am 3)Loafer Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Ballet Flat- There are days when you might be on your feet more and walking so instead of a heel, select the ballet flat. The ballet flat will work with everything you would wear with your heels just a more comfortable version. Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Loafer -If you don’t have a loafer in your closet, get one right now. This borrowed from the boys shoe -the loafer is a great alternative to the flat. You can find an incredibly diverse range of loafers from the classic penny loafer to a platform loafer in stores now. Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

New chapter for Pacific Island rugby with announcement of teams joining Super Rugby

first_imgWednesday Apr 14, 2021 New chapter for Pacific Island rugby with announcement of teams joining Super Rugby Super Rugby is set to be expanded in 2022 with the Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika granted conditional licences, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) announced on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENTIn a significant step for Pacific Island rugby, the teams will join five Australian outfits and New Zealand’s five sides for the re-jigged competition.While World Rugby last month pledged a $2.16 million annual package to offset costs, NZR said entry next year was still conditional on their final business plans and Rugby Australia’s (RA) support.RA said on Wednesday it was “encouraged by the announcement” and looked forward to formalising the 2022 competition once the licences had final approval.This year the two countries are holding domestic Super Rugby competitions, with a five-week Trans-Tasman crossover competition kicking off on May 14.“We look forward to continuing our engagement with NZR on this process as we plan towards 2022,” said RA boss Andy Marinos.“Once further conditions around the licences have been met, we look forward to formalising the composition of the teams in what will hopefully prove a new dawn for rugby in the region.”WATCH: Incredible pre-match scenes as historic match takes place in HamiltonNZR board member and former Manu Samoa and All Blacks legend Sir Michael Jones said the announcement was a significant milestone.ADVERTISEMENT“We are now on the cusp of realising a long-held desire to include Pasifika in our professional game and the opportunity to embrace all that comes with that,” Jones said in a statement.“With the approval of licences, Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua can now forge ahead with the final stages of their business plans and crucially start to lock in their playing and coaching rosters for next season.”WATCH: Fijian Drua score typically Fijian tries on way to NRC Grand FinalNZR chief executive Mark Robinson said they had confidence that Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua would be able to meet the conditions of the licence, which includes final sign-off on a sustainable business plan by 30 June.Moana Pasifika played for the first time last December, against the Maori All Blacks in Hamilton.Established in 2017, the Fijian Drua won Australia’s National Rugby Championship in 2018, in only their second year in the competition.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 8 WEEKS AGO Over $450 million loss for South Africa’s… 9 WEEKS AGO Tributes paid to former Italy captain Massimo… 10 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Rhys Priestland slotted 29 successive… 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 Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Could depletion of fertile soil trigger a bigger U.S. food crisis?

first_imgU.S. farmland in the Midwest has lost over one-third of the soil necessary to sustain crop production, according to scientists at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The study concluded that fertile soil has been destroyed — not as a result of natural wind and water erosion, but by a century of overplowing. (tinyurl.com/wps8c99c) Topsoil is the “black, organic, [carbon and mineral] rich soil that’s really good for growing crops,” said Evan Thaler, Ph.D. student at UMass. Topsoil accumulates over centuries and is teeming with microorganisms. The healthy and fertile soil was effectively managed and stewarded by Indigenous peoples of the region for centuries, if not millennia. But after a few hundred years of hyperexploitation, first by European colonial settlers and later big agribusiness, a third of all the topsoil across Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Minnesota is now gone according to a study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (tinyurl.com/3yxy4v9d) This figure is much higher than has been reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Lead researcher Thaler said, “I think the USDA is dramatically underestimating the amount of loss.” (NPR) This assessment is corroborated by a 2006 study from Cornell University which found fertile soil is disappearing faster than it’s being replaced, stating: “Each year about 10 million hectares of cropland are lost due to soil erosion, thus reducing the cropland available for food production. The loss of cropland is a serious problem because the World Health Organization reports that more than 3.7 billion people are malnourished in the world. Overall soil is being lost from land areas 10 to 40 times faster than the rate of soil renewal imperiling future human food security and environmental quality.” (tinyurl.com/cpav2xj9) [One hectare is the equivalent of 100 acres.]This follows a global trend that has caused a drastic reduction in fertile farmland due to capitalist overdevelopment. Almost all food production — 99.7%, according to the Cornell study — depends on healthy topsoil. But half of it has been destroyed in the last 150 years according to the World Wildlife Federation. (tinyurl.com/pxkcx37b)An impending food crisis is not the only issue at stake. Low-nutrient soil produces low-nutrient crops. Food today simply does not have as many vitamins and minerals as it did a few decades ago. Another study, conducted by the University of Texas at Austin, found “‘reliable declines’ in the amount of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin C” in dozens of fruits and vegetables since 1950. (tinyurl.com/3nhwhzza)Corporate genetic modification of plant species, like corn, is aimed at making more profitable — not healthier — produce. “Efforts to breed new varieties of crops that provide greater yield, pest resistance and climate adaptability have allowed crops to grow bigger and more rapidly, but their ability to manufacture or uptake nutrients has not kept pace with their rapid growth,” the UT study claimed.Cuba shows the wayThere is a model, however, for soil replenishment and food production that could point to a way forward that would avoid famine and nutritional starvation. And it comes, unsurprisingly, from the socialist world.The “Special Period” in the history of revolutionary Cuba refers to the great upheaval immediately after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, which socialist states around the world had depended on. In 1993, the Cuban Communist Party formed agricultural cooperatives to manage hundreds of state-owned farms. The goal was to increase domestic food production, while providing jobs and housing to Cuban workers, and to rely less on imported chemical pesticides and other synthetic farming techniques.“The land redistribution program has been supported by solid research-extension systems that have played key roles in the expansion of organic and urban agriculture, and the massive artisanal production and deployment of biological inputs for soil and pest management,” writes Miguel Altieri, one of the founders of the Cuban Association of Organic Agriculture. (Monthly Review, “The Paradox of Cuban Agriculture,” Jan. 1, 2012)Even more impressive is the growth of food production on urban farms, or organopónicos. “Cuba’s achievements in urban agriculture are truly remarkable — there are 383,000 urban farms, covering 50,000 hectares of otherwise unused land and producing more than 1.5 million tons of vegetables . . . using no synthetic chemicals. . . . Urban farms supply 70% or more of all the fresh vegetables consumed in cities such as Havana and Villa Clara.” Capitalism is at a dead-end by every conceivable metric. Socialist societies point the way forward to providing healthy, nutritious foods for all without a profit motive. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Farmers for Free Trade Suggestions on Improving China/U.S. Trade Relations

first_img Farmers for Free Trade Suggestions on Improving China/U.S. Trade Relations Brian Kuehl, Executive Director of Farmers for Free Trade, released the following statement on the framework the U.S. and China announced over the weekend as part of negotiations on avoiding additional tariffs. Farmers for Free Trade, is a bipartisan coalition that has been organizing farmers nationally in support of free trade and that has spearheaded advocacy efforts to protect ag trade and open new markets.“The framework that the U.S. and China agreed to is an important first step in de-escalating trade tensions that have hurt the American heartland. We applaud the Administration’s focus on supporting U.S. ag exports in this framework, but note that there is still an enormous amount of work that must be done to take this agreement from concept to reality and to deliver certainty and stability to farmers and ranchers. Specifically, as the U.S. prepares to send Cabinet officials to China to iron out details of this agreement and as NAFTA negotiations continue, Farmers for Free Trade believes that Administration officials should focus on four outcomes that will help deliver for American agriculture.“First, U.S. officials need to address the non-tariff barriers that have always been a primary mechanism China uses to keep American agriculture exports lower than they should be. USTR’s own analysis has shown that China has long erected barriers to pork, poultry, beef and other commodities long after importation has been declared safe under international guidelines. We can’t meaningfully increase ag exports to China without addressing these barriers on which the Chinese have routinely refused to make meaningful progress.“Second, the U.S. needs to provide farmers with a clear strategy for also defusing tensions around steel and aluminum tariffs and NAFTA. That means answering the question of whether China will also drop the retaliatory tariffs impacting farmers right now on nuts, fruit, wine, pork and other ag exports that stem from steel and aluminum tariffs are. It also means providing certainty on NAFTA by ending demands for the agreement to end every five years and for completely ending the threat of unilateral withdrawal from the agreement. Until there is certainty on these fronts, a deal on 301 tariffs alone will do little to ease the anxieties of farmers who make investments years in advance and whose biggest threat is unpredictability.“Third, we need the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the negotiating table. The professionals at USDA are not only the chief advocates for American ag exports, they’re also the experts. We hope that when the delegation of U.S. officials travels to China, Secretary Perdue and his team will lead talks with China on how they will not only increase exports but finally tear down the non-tariff barriers that have been a major impediment to getting our products into their market.“Finally, we need to get back in the business of opening new markets for American ag exports. A major component of giving farmers confidence and predictability needs to be a focus on growing, not contracting, market access across the globe. In order to do that we need to pivot away from a focus on revisiting old agreements to opening new ones. Our competitors have spent the last half-decade negotiating access that has given their ag exports a competitive advantage while we’ve been hamstrung both by policy and politics. It’s time to end the brinksmanship and launch proactive, constructive relationships with countries that are hungry for the world’s best ag products.” By Hoosier Ag Today – May 22, 2018 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Farmers for Free Trade Suggestions on Improving China/U.S. Trade Relations Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleTentative Next Steps for House Farm BillNext articleA Quick Start Could Lead to Early Pollination Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

TCU Homecoming Parade on hiatus

first_imgHunter Incehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hunter-ince/ Hunter Incehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hunter-ince/ printThis year’s homecoming parade will feature food trucks, fireworks and a free concert, but don’t expect a parade.FrogFest, which will be held at 6 p.m. Oct 19 in Worth Hills, will have tours of the new Greek housing followed by a pep rally at 6:15 p.m.This is the second year in a three-year span that TCU opted to not have a parade. Staging a parade this year was complicated by the construction around Bellaire Drive, said Brad Thompson, assistant director for student activities.Thompson said some alums were disappointed last time, but that students didn’t seem bothered.“I think it’s something that maybe they’re not really interested in all the time and it’s just hard to gauge,” Thompson said. “We’ve got to figure out what they want to do and what makes the most sense for our students at the time.”TCU FrogFest held in 2015. Photo courtesy of TCU 360.Senior sports broadcasting major Erica Johnson said she hasn’t gone to previous parades because she wasn’t in any organizations that had a float.The last time the parade was canceled the university hosted Family Weekend and homecoming at the same time.Senior communications major Emily Rutan said that since the parade has only taken place two out of the four years that she’s been here, it’s not a pertinent event to her experience at TCU even though she loved seeing kids get excited for the game because of the parade.Instead of planning a parade, student activities focused on FrogFest. The event includes concerts by Josh Walker and Walk the Moon.The festivities will take place in Worth Hills.Some of the food trucks that will be available for Horned Frogs to enjoy are Heim BBQ, Rollin’ Stone, The Dog House, Rollin’ and Bowlin’, Dough Boy Donuts and more.Thompson said he hopes that the change in festivities will attract more students.“We’re always trying to evaluate,” Thompson said. “We’ll see how this year goes and get feedback and then see how we proceed going into 2019.”For more information regarding homecoming weekend visit homecoming.tcu.edu Hunter Ince TCU Frogfest in the Commons Friday, Oct.2, 2015 Previous articleVolleyball drops both conference games over weekendNext articleTCU sports weekend roundup Hunter Ince RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Students feel left out of campus activities World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Hunter Ince is a senior sports broadcasting major with a journalism minor from Whitney, Texas. After graduation, he plans to get his masters in sports management to become a sports marketer. Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt Twitter Hunter Incehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hunter-ince/ Linkedin Facebook Twitter + posts Winchester looks to shift swim and dive program in new direction as postseason approaches TCU students unite in prayer Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Cambodia urged to drop trumped-up charges against two journalists

first_imgNews News Google experiments drop Australian media from search results Zsombor Peter (left) and Aun Pheap are both facing up to two years in prison on a trumped-up charge of incitement to commit a felony (photos: Ben Woods). RSF_en News News Meanness “The two journalists were just doing their job as reporters and the decision to put them on trial now has been a bolt from the blue. It is clear that the persecution to which they are being subjected has one sole aim, to intimidate all of Cambodia’s journalists.” Follow the news on Cambodia “By announcing this trial and by maintaining the absurd charges against these two journalists, the court in Ratanakiri is not only covering itself in ridicule but is also demonstrating – if any demonstration were still needed – the degree to which Cambodia’s judicial system is manipulated politically,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. February 24, 2021 Find out more Organisation December 28, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts CambodiaAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources InternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment center_img Cambodian journalist gets 20 months in jail for livestream Help by sharing this information Everything about the 30-month-old case smacks of judicial chicanery. The journalists’ lawyer, Sek Sophorn, did not know that an investigation had been concluded until he was told last week that the case was going to trial and that the first hearing was scheduled for 25 December. The case dates back to May 2017, when the two defendants, Cambodian journalist Aun Pheap and his Canadian colleague Zsombor Peter, went to Ratanakiri to cover the campaign for the following month’s municipal elections. RSF and the two reporters discovered five months later that a complaint had been brought accusing them of “incitement to commit a felony” in connection with their reporting in Ratanakiri, although there was absolutely no evidence to support the charge. to go further December 16, 2019 Cambodia urged to drop trumped-up charges against two journalists For example, the well-known Chinese blogger Wu Gan was sentenced to eight years in prison on 26 December 2017. And it was on 25 December 2009 that a Beijing court sentenced Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel peace laurate and RSF Press Freedom laureate, to 11 years in prison. The charge came to light just weeks after Cambodia Daily had been forced to stop publishing for good as a result of harassment by the government, which had begun a relentless crackdown on all independent media outlets. The two journalists, who opted for self-imposed exile because of the complaint, are now facing a possible sentence of up to two years in prison. RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” Cambodia, which seems to be following China’s grim example, is ranked 143rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index after falling 11 places since 2017. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate withdrawal of the absurd, trumped-up charges on which two former Cambodia Daily journalists are due to go on trial in less than two weeks’ time in Ratanakiri, a remote province in northeastern Cambodia. January 21, 2021 Find out more CambodiaAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources InternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Scheduling the initial hearing on 25 December is an additional mean trick of the kind you expect from the most authoritarian regimes, which often take advantage of the end-of-year holidays in many democratic countries to violate human rights without too much publicity.last_img read more

Man arrested in Derry in connection with Syria activity

first_img Facebook Previous articleAudio update – Derry councillor hits out after car is burned out in GalliaghNext articleGAA Programme catch up – listen back to Wednesday’s show News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – November 6, 2014 WhatsApp WhatsApp News Google+ A man has been arrested in Derry as part of inquiries into reports of alleged activity in Syria, police have said.The 25-year-old was detained at a house in Melmore Gardens in the Creggan area of the city this (Thursday) afternoon.He has been taken to Antrim police station for questioning.The arrest follows police investigations in July into allegations that a man from Derry had joined rebel forces in Syria. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested in Derry in connection with Syria activity 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more