first_img Share ANALYST VIEWS: WHAT DO TODAY’S RESULTS MEAN FOR TULLOW? by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.cominvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search Adsthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny KCS-content Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Wednesday 25 August 2010 8:58 pm JONATHAN JACKSON | KILLIKThe interim results from Tullow were in line with expectations. However, the commentary on Uganda is less positive. While today’s news is frustrating, we believe the potential upside from the region remains intact.IVOR PETHER | ROYAL LONDON ASSET MANAGEMENTThere isn’t an awful lot to say about the results, but there is a lot of disappointment with the delays in Uganda. It’s an expensive place to drill anyway, given the distance from the pipeline to a export point, without this.JOB LANGBROEK | DAVYWhile not directly Tullow’s problem, the group cannot complete its intention to farm down to CNOOC and Total until the dispute is resolved. This is unfortunate as it will overshadow what is otherwise a strong performance. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof last_img read more

OFT investigates advertisers

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ICC to regulate professional leagues; hails IPL as benchmark

first_img Cricket ENG-W vs IND-W: Mithali Raj lauds Shafali Verma after fantastic debut, says ‘she will be important for us in all formats’ Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Football Cricket Latest Sports News Latest Sports News Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Previous articleIPL Moneyball: Dinesh Karthik’s commercial scorecardNext articleKohli inks ₹ 12 crore endorsement deal with Mobile Premier League Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Cricket India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life WTC Final LIVE Day 3: No rain for now but dark clouds & bad-light threaten India vs New Zealand Day 3 Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane ready to battle Kiwi bowlers, follow IND-NZ Day 3 Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – March 5, 2019 Cricket ICC to regulate professional leagues; hails IPL as benchmark Happy Father’s Day: Nostalgic Sachin Tendulkar shares a special item that belonged to his father; Check video Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSBCCIDavid RichardsonICCICC Chief ExecutiveInternational Cricket CouncilIPLIPL 2019IPL 2019 Schedule SHARE Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive The International Cricket Council is not at all happy with the rise of national cricket leagues with the exception of some “outstanding T20 leagues, including the IPL, which set the gold standard for operations globally”.The leagues financially not sustainable lead to possibilities of corruption, insecurities and non-payments to the players. Mushrooming leagues are also affecting cricket’s international calendar, ICC has observed. CricketInternational Cricket CouncilLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoICC Chief Executive David Richardson has issued the following statement on concerns and plans to regulate national level T20 Leagues, which fail to contribute to the promotion of the game.“The ICC, at the request of its Members, set up a Working Group in June 2018 to consider the sanctioning of events and player release.“The primary purpose of the group was to address Members’ concerns regarding the proliferation of domestic T20 and other short-form leagues around the world. These have created challenges to and conflicts with the international playing calendar and often rely on a disproportionate number of international players from foreign countries.Also Read: IPL 2019 Schedule: CSK to host RCB in Opener on March 23IPL 2019: Viacom 18’s COLORS is Mumbai Indians Principal SponsorIPL 2019: Tata Motors extend deal; increases marketing spent by 10%“Poorly resourced and structured leagues are not sustainable in the long-term and may not support or invest in the growth and development of the game. They may also present challenges around corruption, failed leagues and non-payment of players all of which can damage cricket’s global reputation.“A set of draft regulations have been developed over the past few months, which are designed to introduce minimum standards for short-form domestic leagues to safeguard cricket’s reputation and protect the long term health of the Members.“They also recognize and encourage the important role that these leagues, when staged by or in partnership with Members, can play in the promotion of the sport, in raising operational standards, protecting the health, safety and welfare of its participants and enabling professional cricketers to reap the rewards of their talents by mandating minimum contractual protections for players.“We are fortunate to have some outstanding T20 leagues, including the IPL, which set the gold standard for operations globally and this Working Group has taken into account those standards when developing the draft set of regulations. Our primary objective is to ensure other leagues around the world put in place the same minimum criteria and operate within a consistent framework.“Reports in the Indian media that the ICC is somehow seeking to interfere in or dictate to the IPL are wide of the mark. That is not the case. As the Chief Executives’ Committee and the ICC Board were advised over the past few days, the development of the Regulations has been led by the Working Group, on behalf of its Members, to ensure the long-term health and reputation of the sport internationally and domestically.“The Working Group will continue developing the regulations over the coming months.”Also Read: IPL 2019 LIVE: Star India plans eight language broadcastIPL 2019 LIVE: Star’s mega broadcast to add GEC channels over weekendsIPL 2019: BCCI bids adieu to ICC’s ACSU; to have own teamIPL 2019: Tata Motors extends partnership, but Harrier replaces Nexon ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Facebook Twitter WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

DC vs RCB, IPL 2021: “Virat Kohli or AB de Villiers”…

first_imgCricketIndian premier leagueIndian Premier League 2021 Facebook Twitter Cricket Daily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredUndoSenior Living | Search AdsSenior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look At The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndo WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final Cricket Cricket WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – April 27, 2021 WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free Cricket Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide solid start; NZ 24/0 (17 ovs)- Follow Live Updates WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Previous articleWWE RAW: Ashuka को डब्लू डब्लू ई ने की फनी फोटो शेयर, फैंस का मिला जबरदस्त रिएक्शनNext articlePBKS पर जीत के बाद जूही चावला ने किया Tweet, KKR और कमिंस पर जताया गर्व जताया Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products.center_img TAGSDC playing XIDevdutt PadikkalIPL 2021RCB Playing XIVirat Kohli SHARE DC vs RCB, IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore to play Delhi Capitals The Kohli-led side will have to be at their best when they clash with a formidable Delhi Capitals in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. While RCB will have to shrug off their 69-run defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings in their last game and start afresh, Delhi’s confidence would be boosted by their Super Over win against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday night.DC vs RCB, IPL 2021: Playing XI (Probable)DC Playing XIPrithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav/Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh KhanRCB playing XI vs DC Super clash:Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal Cricket Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, India Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter DC vs RCB, IPL 2021: “Virat Kohli or AB de Villiers” Devdutt Padikkal reveals whom he likes RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket DC vs RCB, IPL 2021: When you have players like Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in your team, it’s tough to pick the favourite. Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Devdutt Padikkal found himself in a similar situation during a conversation with Mr Nags. During “RCB Insider” episode, ‘Dev D’ as he is referred to by players, was asked who does he like between Kohli and AB de Villiers. Initially reluctant, Padikkal eventually chose the RCB skipper over Mr 360.ALSO READ| BCCI’s big statement on Covid-19 vaccination, “Only Indian players eligible for vaccine from Saturday” ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoInterestingly, Kohli also made a cameo during the session. When Mr Nags told him what the question was, the right-handed batsman wittily replied, “What a waste of time Nags!”  Nags then tried to start a banter, however, Kohli smartly dodged it and said: “I don’t know who he likes more but definitely he doesn’t like you“.Watch full video here: Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Muttiah Muralitharan voted ‘Greatest Men’s Test Bowler’ of 21st century Cricket IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan last_img read more

Promotion and Development Ltd ( HY2006 Interim Report

first_imgPromotion and Development Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2006 interim results for the half year.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (  2006 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Zambian Breweries Plc 2012 Annual Report

first_imgZambian Breweries Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Zambian Breweries Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambian Breweries Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambian Breweries Plc (  2012 annual report.Company ProfileZambian Breweries Plc (Zambrew) is a brewing and beverages company; producing and marketing a wide range of clear beers and soft drinks. The company has a virtual monopoly on clear brew products in Zambia, with popular South African brands in its product range such as Castle Lager, Redd’s, Castle Lite, Carling Black Label and Ohlsson’s Lager. The company also produces strong, local brands to cater for local tastes which are marketed under the Mosi Lager and Eagle Lager brand name. The Soft Drinks division produces well-known international brands, including Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta and Schweppes. The company has two breweries and three bottling plants in Zambia. SABMiller has a majority stake in Zambrew (87%). SABMiller is one of the world’s largest brewers, with more 200 beer brands in its international product portfolio. Zambian Breweries Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget Brexit! Why I’d buy shares in this cash-rich small-cap company

first_imgForget Brexit! Why I’d buy shares in this cash-rich small-cap company Image source: Getty Images. 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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share 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. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Kevin Godbold | Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 | More on: CPS 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. The market likes today’s half-year figures from CPL Resources (LSE: CPS) and the shares are up around 5% as I write.Although the firm sounds like a racy mining company, it’s a human resources and recruitment enterprise with international operations, and  I’ve been keen on it for some time.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…Cash-rich with an impressive recordTop attractions for me include the cash-rich balance sheet and an impressive more-than-five-year record of generally rising revenue, earnings, cash flow and shareholder dividends. You can’t detect any volatility in the financial record because of the Brexit process, which I reckon speaks volumes about the firm’s wide reach abroad.It’s a big set-up with around 47 offices worldwide and some 13,000 employees, covering many sectors of the market such as technology, finance, legal, healthcare, pharmaceutical, life sciences, sales, engineering, light industrial and office administration. Clients range across the spectrum from small businesses to multinationals.The interim results cover the period to 31 December and revenue rose 5% compared to the equivalent period the year before. But that rise in revenue has worked wonders for earnings, which shot up by 23%. The directors expressed their satisfaction and optimism regarding the outlook by pushing up the interim dividend by 25%.On top of that, the net cash position I’ve admired for a few years increased by almost 56% to €47m. I reckon this cyclical firm is doing exactly what I would want it to do and making hay while the sun shines. A big cash position could help see the company through any general economic downturn in the future.A positive outlookChairman John Hennessy said in the report that the directors are “conscious” of the effects political, regulatory and economic events globally can have on the business, but they expect profit before tax for the full year to be “ahead of current market expectations.” Statements like that are music to the ears of investors, and this one could be why the share price is buoyant today.The company said that growth in the period came from organic sources and both the firm’s divisions delivered a 10% increase in net fee income. The Permanent division experienced “favourable” economic conditions in its key markets with particular strength in the Technology and UK Healthcare sectors. Meanwhile, the Flexible Talent division rode a wave of global demand for more flexible workforce solutions.  There’s always the risk that the party could end with cyclical businesses, but there’s no sign of deteriorating conditions ahead right now. CPL Resources is trading so well and has such a good financial record, that I reckon the shares are attractive. At a price of 700p, the forward-looking earnings multiple is around 10 for the trading year to June 2021, and City analysts anticipate a dividend yield of just below 2.3%. I reckon the market has assigned the company a full-looking valuation for now, but I’d be tempted to buy some of the shares if they weaken from here. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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Has the France pack gone soft?

first_imgNo one wants a return to the sometimes mindless brutality of yesteryear but the France pack have to be less, well, nice. And they must learn how to play hard, fast and furious within the laws of the game, and learn fast. Because that’s exactly how the Irish eight will play on Saturday.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. The point is that we attribute France’s demise to the absence of flair but it’s as much to do with the disappearance of forwards who were very good, very fierce and very frightening. We think of the late 1970s and 1980s – the ‘golden age’ of France as a world power – as the time of Aguirre, Blanco, Sella, Charvet and Mesnel, but they only weaved their magic once their forwards had softened up the opposition by fair means or foul.They were helped in this regard by the laissez-faire attitude of rugby officialdom, which rarely dished out lengthy bans for dirty conduct. In fairness, their task wasn’t helped by the primitive television technology of the time.
 The French pack was all the more intimidating for the home nations because in general their forwards were rougher. They were men of the deep south, farmers and blue-collar workers, whereas the English, Scots and Irish led gentler professional lives as accountants, businessmen and schoolteachers.Flag bearers: Do France fans want to see more of an edge from their pack? Photo: Getty ImagesProfessionalism has eroded that distinction and there’s little difference today in the upbringing of international players: school to club academy to senior squad to country. They are elite athletes who have an empathy and respect for one another that crosses borders and dilutes the feelings of nationalism that 40 years ago created a more hostile Test-match atmosphere.Another result of the sport going pro is that it is now a business attracting lucrative sponsorship from some of the world’s top companies. In exchange for their money, these companies expect a wholesome product that reflects rugby’s positive values.The French rugby federation, in particular, have done sterling work in the past decade in eradicating the violence from top-flight rugby, but have they gone too far? Their communiques are peppered with words such as ‘respect’, ‘values’ and ‘hard work’, which are all commendable attributes. But watching the French forwards front up so meekly against Italy last week, one couldn’t help wondering if they weren’t showing their opponents a little too much respect. One of the most pertinent comments on the opening weekend of the Six Nations came from David Flatman. The former England prop turned astute TV pundit tweeted that “France have arguably never been less intimidating up front”.Midi Olympique agreed, asking Guy Noves in Monday’s edition why the France pack “lacked aggression” against Italy. The France coach sidestepped the question, blaming his side’s docility more on a lack of speed than aggression. But, in private, what must Noves think when he compares the 2016 vintage to the pack he played behind when he won the first of his seven caps for France in 1977?Noves was on the wing that day, playing in his home city of Toulouse against the touring All Blacks. The Kiwis, who four months earlier had beaten the British & Irish Lions 3-1 in a Test series, arrived in Europe with a formidable pack that included Graham Mourie, Andy Haden and Frank Oliver.But they were up against a French scrum that contained several players of whom the memory, even today, sends a chill down spines of former opponents. “The scariest set of hombres I have encountered on a rugby pitch,” remembered Fran Cotton, who propped the England and Lions scrum throughout the 1970s.Tough unit: The France pack prepares for a scrum in 1986. Photo: Getty ImagesHooking was Alain Paco, a man so tough the great Wales hooker Bobby Windsor named his boxer dog after him. Alongside Paco in the front row was prop (and French military heavyweight boxing champion) Gerard Cholley, who in the 1977 Five Nations had punched out four of the Scotland pack in a manner likened to a “bus conductor proceeding up the aisle taking fares”. Robert Paparemborde was at tighthead, a judo black-belt and a scrummager of immense strength and technique.The France scrum was locked by a couple of monsters in Jean-François Imbernon and Michel Palmie. Two months after the All Black Test, a French court ordered Palmie to pay £7,000 in compensation to an opponent he’d partially blinded with a punch in a club game in 1975.Noves’s Test debut ended in an 18-13 win for France and nine years later the All Blacks were again beaten on French soil, this time in Nantes, a match Buck Shelford described as “the toughest game I played in”. The Kiwi No 8 recalled that “I was knocked out cold, lost a few teeth and had a few stitches down below”. That was Shelford’s way of explaining that a French boot had ripped open his scrotum, an injury that required some gentle needlework from the team doctor.Tough man: Former France second-row Olivier Merle. Photo: InphoThe French side of the 1980s gave way to another generation of hitmen and headbangers, the likes of Alain Carminati, Olivier Merle and Vincent Moscato, the latter famously sent off in the brutal 1992 Five Nations encounter against England at the Parc des Princes, a bearpit of a stadium infinitely more intimidating than the soulless Stade de France. But try naming a French enforcer in the past decade? They’ve had some hard men and talented players, notably Nicolas Mas, Serge Betsen, Lionel Nallet and Imanol Harinordoquy, but none who persistently and viciously went beyond the line of legitimacy. On the back foot: France are driven back by Italy in their first game of the Six Nations. Photo: Inpho center_img We look at whether France’s forwards are lacking the edge and fear factor of yesteryear LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Judicial officials step up harassment, interrogation and jailing of journalists

first_imgNews Organisation Help by sharing this information Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the continuing judicial harassment of Iranian journalists. “There has been a spate of prison sentences and summonses for interrogation in recent weeks,” the organisation says. “This constant hounding of the media must stop.” February 25, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa September 5, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judicial officials step up harassment, interrogation and jailing of journalists to go further News Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the increasing judicial harassment of Iranian journalists in the past several weeks, which has included prison sentences and summonses for interrogation.A Tehran court sentenced Issa Sahakhiz, the editor of the newspapers Aftab and Akhbar Egtesadi, on 28 August to four years in prison and a five-year ban on working as a journalist. Emadoldin Baghi, the editor of the banned daily Jumhuriyat, was summoned the same day by the Tehran revolutionary prosecutor’s office and questioned without his lawyer being present.Saghi Baghernia, the editor of the business daily Asia, was sentenced to six months in prison by the Tehran supreme court on 19 August for “propaganda against the regime” in its 5 July 2003 issue, which included a photo of Maryam Rajavi, leader of the opposition People’s Mujahideen. Baghernia is liable to be imprisoned at any moment. Her husband, the editor of the daily Iraj Jamshidi, was arrested and sentenced in July 2003 to a year in prison for the same reason.“This judicial harassment shows how hard it is to work as a journalist in Iran,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities must stop hounding the media like this.” The organisation also called for the release of journalist Mehrdad Qassemfar and cartoonist Mana Neyestani, who are both currently on a week’s home leave from prison, where they have been for the past several months.Launched in 2000 in Iran, Sahakhiz’s monthly Aftab has been closed down for “insulting the Guide” and “publishing false information” in a series of articles criticising Iran’s prisons and calling for reforms. Sahakhiz was previously arrested several times in 2003 and then freed on bail.Baghi and his wife, Fatemeh Kamali, the editor of the banned monthly Jameh-e-no, are often summoned and interrogated by ministry of intelligence officials. Baghi received a three-prison sentence in 2000 for “attacking national security” and “disseminating false news.” He was released in February 2003, but his passport has still not been returned to him.Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are both on the list of press freedom predators which Reporters Without Borders compiles each year. News June 9, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 March 18, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Receive email alertslast_img read more

Those who received household charge bill in error invited to contact the council

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest Google+ Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – July 13, 2012 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Donegal County Council are appealing to homeowners to contact them if they have received a bill for the household charge in errorA small number of households in the County have received a letter asking them to pay the Household Charge, even though they have already paid.Donegal County Councils Director of Finance, Garry Martin, has asked anyone one who has received a letter to contact the Council.He says the situation will be rectified:[podcast][/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Google+center_img News WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Previous articleCouncil introduces short term free carparking in BuncranaNext articleBuncrana Council wants long term plan for Swilly Ferry service News Highland Those who received household charge bill in error invited to contact the council Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more