Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEconet Wireless Zimbabwe is a diversified telecommunications group; it is the largest enterprise of its kind in Zimbabwe and the largest company on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalisation. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe provides products and solutions for mobile and fixed wireless telephony, public payphones, internet access and payment solutions. In 2009, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe became the first operator in Zimbabwe to launch data services with 3G capability. This was followed by an extensive project to expand its geographic coverage; building a fibre-optic network, providing financial transaction switching and point-of-sale and value-added retail support services. The company is a subsidiary of a privately-owned group controlled by its founder, Strive Masiyiwa. The group’s subsidiaries include Econet Global, Econet Wireless Africa, Econet Wireless International, Econet Enterprises, Liquid Telecom Group and Econet Media.
Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering general and risk insurance as well as life assurance and annuity products and services for corporate and high net-worth individuals. Home insurance products cover homeowners, burglary and housebreaking, fire and special perils, risk and computer/electronics insurance. Business insurance products include professional indemnity, consequential loss, goods-in-transit, machinery breakdown, public/product liability, contractors all-risk and fidelity guarantee insurance. Engineering insurance products cover erection and plant all-risks insurance. Special risk insurance covers boiler and pressure vessels, marine cargo and hull, oil and gas, aviation insurance, travel and compulsory insurance. Formerly known as Jubilee Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Standard Alliance Insurance Plc in 1996. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Standard Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The VOICE of HousingCentral Florida awarded federal grants to continue Housing First initiatives for homelessnessFrom the Orange County Public Information OfficeThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the Homeless Services Network of Central Florida (HSN) successfully renewed $7.4 million in federal funding to continue to support the region’s Housing First and homeless youth initiatives. In addition, the agency will receive an increase of $100,000 to its rental assistance program, which helped 375 individuals who were experiencing homelessness have a place to call home last year. The increase comes in light of rising rental costs across the region. HSN is the lead agency for the Central Florida Continuum of Care (CoC), which includes six local jurisdictions. The organization is responsible for the distribution of federal funds to local landlords, youth programs and organizations that assist homeless people within the participating jurisdictions of Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties, in addition to the cities of Orlando, Sanford and Kissimmee.Reducing homelessness using Housing First approaches has been crucial to the region’s efforts to make any experience of homelessness brief and one-time. This award will help Central Florida’s efforts to continue focusing on veterans, families, youth and disabled persons with extensive histories of homelessness. Here in Central Florida, individuals who are identified as homeless are captured within a system that helps the many providers working together locally to strategically prioritize resources while avoiding duplication and disruptions in the tracking progress and documentation of services rendered.“The Central Florida Continuum of Care has been successful in its application for federal support in large part due to the investments of our local jurisdictions and business leaders,” said Martha Are, executive director for HSN.“Orange County remains the largest local funder of homeless services in Central Florida. On behalf of the many families, children, veterans and chronically homeless individuals we serve, I’m proud of all that the Homeless Services Network (HSN) has been able to accomplish,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “Funding from our federal partners is crucial and gives much-needed support to our regional homeless and housing initiatives. HUD’s commitment recognizes our CoC as one of the top three highest awarded in the state. HSN’s determination to complete this highly competitive and demanding grants process – despite the interruption and challenges of Hurricane Irma – makes this accomplishment even more meaningful.”Are believes Central Florida is unique in the way it encourages partnerships to tackle big issues successfully, and this community spirit was evident in the successful federal application.City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer stated, “I’m proud that for the third year in a row our region has been successful in securing federal funding for our Housing First initiative. This award of more than $7.5 million dollars by HUD is an affirmation that our community has demonstrated success in making homelessness rare, brief and one-time. There’s always more to do and many to help, but through our regional collaboration, we’ve seen an unprecedented level of support, and our efforts are producing results”The funding will be distributed throughout 2018 and 2019.About Homeless Services Network of Central Florida Established in 1992 as the lead agency for the Central Florida Continuum of Care, HSN serves Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties, including the cities of Orlando, Kissimmee, and Sanford. The nonprofit administers more than 25 grants through sub-recipient agencies that provide services to homeless households in our continuum region. Program funds provide permanent housing and support services, including case management and street outreach. For more information, visit www.centralfloridacoc.org. Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here TAGSThe Voice of CompassionThe VOICE of Housing Previous articleCookies and Milk with a Cop this morningNext articleThis year’s severe flu exposes a serious flaw in our medical system Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 8 January 2001 | News What happened to Shine.com? Read Steve Nill’s report on shine.com in the Cybergifts discussion list archive at CharityChannel.com. Tip: Chapel & York 34 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Shine.com was a philanthropy portal launched in 2000 from the same stable as non-profit online networking pioneers CharityChannel.com. Chief Operating Officer of CharityChannel.com Michael Wyland explained recently that plans for a Shine.com Global Network had to be scaled down following the down turn in technology stocks in April 2000.Shine.com was a philanthropy portal launched in 2000 from the same stable as non-profit online networking pioneers CharityChannel.com. Chief Operating Officer of CharityChannel.com Michael Wyland explained recently that plans for a Shine.com Global Network had to be scaled down following the down turn in technology stocks in April 2000.Shine.com offered intriguing possibilities for the non-profit sector in the USA and further afield. No doubt its ideas and services will be picked up by others in the field. Or maybe CharityChannel.com itself will expand even further and carry forward some of shine.com’s ideas. Advertisement
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News December 17, 2019 Find out more RSF_en News June 24, 2020 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Libya News Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by legislative provisions that Libya’s provisional parliament, the General National Congress (GNC), has passed in the run-up to tomorrow’s election for a 60-member constituent assembly.An amendment to the penal code approved on 5 February bodes ill for the drafting of a constitution that respects freedoms and Libya’s international obligations. The new “free” Libya seems further than ever from the principles of freedom that were nonetheless guaranteed in the 2011 Constituent Covenant.The 5 February amendment modified the already highly controversial and draconian article 195 of the penal code, which said: “Any person making what could be regarded as an attack on the Great Al-Fateh Revolution or its leader is liable to be punished with imprisonment. The same sentence will be applied to any person who insults the people’s authority or a judicial, defence or security body”. The penalty for contravening these provisions is 3 to 15 years in prison for insulting or attacking state institutions.Reporters Without Borders had long criticized the failure to repeal or amend this Gaddafi-era provision, which violated Libya’s international obligations and was used to detain journalists such as Al-Umma editor Amara Al-Khitabi, who was held for five months following his arrest in December 2012 for publishing a list of 87 judges and prosecutors suspected of corruption.As approved on 5 February, the amended version of this article, Amendment (5) 2014, says:“Without prejudice to any severer penalty, any person stating something that is detrimental to the 17 February Revolution is liable to be punished with imprisonment (…) The same penalty will be applied to any person who publicly insults the legislative, executive or judicial authorities or any of their members during or in connection with the execution of their duties, or who insults the emblem of the state or its flag.”The amendment simply adapts the existing repressive law to the new political context. It seems to be saying that freedom of expression will not be guaranteed in the new Libya any more than it was under Muammar Gaddafi.Reporters Without Borders condemns this amendment as a direct attack on fundamental freedoms, especially freedom of expression and information, which are guaranteed by the Libyan Constituent Covenant of 2011 and Libya’s international treaty obligations, and calls for this article’s withdrawal from the penal code.It violates article 14 of the Constituent Covenant, which says: “The state shall ensure freedom of opinion, freedom of speech for individuals and groups, freedom of scientific research, freedom of communication, freedom of press, media, printing and distribution, freedom of movement and freedom of assembly, demonstration and peaceful sit-in so long as it is not contrary to public order.” February 19, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Libya extends draconian Gaddafi-era legislation News Receive email alerts It also violates international treaties and conventions accepted by Libya, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, article 19 of which says:“(1) Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference. (2) Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.”Reporters Without Borders points out that, in its General Comment No. 34 on article 19, the UN Human Rights Committee said, “a general reservation to the rights set out in paragraph 2 would be incompatible with the object and purpose of the Covenant.” It added: “The Covenant does not permit general prohibition of expressions of (…) an incorrect interpretation of past events.”As well as criminalizing criticism of the 17 February Revolution (which toppled the Gaddafi dictatorship), the amendment also criminalizes insulting “the legislative, executive or judicial authorities or any of their members” and “the emblem of the state or its flag.”The ability to criticize or be disrespectful towards a government and its leaders is nonetheless essential in a free and democratic society. General Comment No. 34 says: “The mere fact that forms of expression are considered to be insulting to a public figure is not sufficient to justify the imposition of penalties.”Insulting public figures should be regulated in accordance with paragraph 3 of article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which says that freedom of expression should be restricted only if necessary for “respect of the rights or reputations of others” or for “the protection of national security or of public order, or of public health or morals.”Insulting a public figure should be the subject of judicial proceedings only if the rights or reputation of the person concerned are affected. And, as such, it should be treated as a case of defamation, which – according to the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the UN Human Rights Committee – should be decriminalized.General Comment No. 34 says, “imprisonment is never an appropriate penalty” for defamation or insults. The jail sentences provided for by the 5 February amendment (3 to 15 years) are moreover clearly disproportionate.Two weeks before passing the amendment, the GNC issued Decree 05/2014 “On stopping and banning the broadcasting of certain satellite TV stations.” It ordered the foreign, communications and information ministries to “take the necessary measures” to prohibit the broadcasting of any satellite TV station whose programmes criticize the “17 February Revolution,” destabilize the country or promote internal dissent.Reporters Without Borders reacted to the decree by condemning it as draconian and calling for its immediate withdrawal. Libya’s executive, legislative and judicial branches must work together to establish a true democracy that respects internal diversity and pluralism of opinion and promotes the fundamental freedoms of its citizens instead of legislating in their own interests. In every democratic society, the authorities must accept different opinions and criticism, which build and forge a public debate and, by their nature, are in the general interest.As Libya prepares to begin a key stage in its transition to democracy, namely, the drafting of a new constitution and the creation of a new social contract between the state and Libyans, the freedoms enshrined in the new constitution must not be eviscerated in advance by other legislative provisions.The constituent assembly’s future members must establish firm guarantees of freedom of expression and freedom of information, and must take great care not to allow draconian legislative provisions such as those adopted on 5 February to sweep these freedoms aside. There should be a direct, enforceable requirement for the state, non-state actors and all other parties to comply with these guarantees.Libya is ranked 137th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, a fall of six places from its ranking in the 2013 index. Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation February 23, 2021 Find out more Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest
April 2, 2021 Find out more March 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dangerous ultra-nationalist group threatens radio News News April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the death threats made yesterday against the employees of Istanbul-based Ôzgür Radyo and called on the government to take the safety of journalists more seriously. “In the light of previous tragic events in Turkey, especially the murder of newspaper editor Hrant Dink, it is vital that the authorities take measures to protect Ôzgür Radyo’s staff,” the organisation said.Yesterday’s threats were made by the Turkish Vengeance Brigade (TIT) in the form of an email that reached the “Investigation” section of the station’s website (ozgurradyo.com) and contained direct death threats against the station’s staff.“Stop broadcasting separatist programmes,” the email said. “We are watching you and we know where your homes are. This message is our last warning. The Turk has reawakened and the Turk’s rage will annihilate those who aim to divide the motherland. If you do not stop betraying Turkey, your end will be the same as the others. Your destiny will be the same as that of the other traitors.” The threats were repeated yesterday evening. The station’s representatives reported the matter to the police today.The TIT made threats against the Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos the day after Dink, its editor, was gunned down outside its offices. The group was responsible for the May 1998 attack on Akin Birdal, the former head of the Human Rights Association (IHD), and for death threats against lawyer Eren Keskin and singer Ferhat Tunç.A TIT member, Semih Tufan Günaltay, received a 19-year prison sentence from an Ankara assizes court in 1999 for the attempted murder of Birdal, who was shot eight times but survived. After serving four and a half years of the sentence, Günaltay was released under an amnesty law.Five journalists were give police protection on the orders of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after Dink’s murder. They are Etyen Mahcupyan (Agos’ new managing editor and a columnist for the daily Zaman), Ahmet Hakan Coskun (Hürriyet), Soli Özel (Sabah), Fehmi Koru (Yeni Safak) and Ismet Berkan, the managing editor of the daily Radikal.Nobel literature laureate Orhan Pamuk and fellow author Elif Shafak, who was acquitted on a charge of “insulting national identity” in his novel “The Bastard of Istanbul,” have also been placed under police protection. But threats have continued to me made against academics, editors and reporters, some of who are still without protection. Follow the news on Turkey Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit to go further TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Organisation RSF_en Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News Help by sharing this information News
Print WHEN Tesco Ireland made a donation of a van load of festive goodies for the people living in their family hub in Limerick City, they went a step further by donating the van as well.The former home delivery van has integrated refrigeration units, a freezer and cupboard compartments that will enable Mid West Simon to store food until it can be donated to people in need or distributed to charity partners across Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.And that’s not forgetting the van’s contents which included toys, turkeys, hams and all the trimmings for a festive feast.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are absolutely thrilled to accept this generous donation from Tesco this Christmas” said Mid West Simon chief executive Jackie Bonfield.“Since we launched our services in 2014, we have grown exponentially and we now support 7,000 people regularly through our services. Tesco has been with us since the start.“The surplus food donations that we receive each week from the local Tesco stores make all the difference in the level of service we can provide to those who need it the most. With this new delivery van, we will also be able to cater for more people,” she added.Mid West Simon chief executive Jackie Bonfield with Tesco Coonagh store manager Joe Rooney.Over the past year, Mid West Simon has seen a 30 per cent increase in the need for their Food Bank services. The charity also provides family and housing services and drop-in services for people who need professional advice, basic supplies, or somebody to talk to.“We are delighted to be able to help Mid West Simon this Christmas, along with several other organisations who make a difference in their local communities,” said Tesco Coonagh store manager Joe Rooney .“We have been working with Mid West Simon since 2014 and have donated more than 100,000 meals worth of surplus food to them. We hope that we have been able to make a little Christmas magic for the organisation today and we look forward to working with them further in 2018”.Tesco stores in Kilrush, Ennis, Coonagh and Roxboro have given surplus food to Mid West Simon several times a week as part of their ‘No Time for Waste’ programme. Tesco was also the first retailer to launch a nationwide surplus food donations programme with Food Cloud.They are now calling on community groups who could benefit from surplus food donations to register hereMid West Simon volunteers and Tesco staff at the delivery of the special Christmas donation.More news here Send a bar of Cadbury chocolate for free! Linkedin TAGSChristmasCoonaghdelivery vandonationfamily hubfood bankfood cloudJackie BonfieldJoe RooneylimerickMid West SimonNo Time for Wastesurplus foodtesco NewsSociety#WATCH Tesco donation to Limerick family hub included delivery vanBy Editor – December 27, 2017 4923 Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleThe Class of 2017 – One Year in Music in LimerickNext articleLimerick donors warned of unregistered charity collectors Editor Facebook Delicious Wiltshire Farm Foods brightening your days in Autumn Missing you this Christmas Email Merry Christmas from the Limerick Post Show RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Flying home to Limerick for Christmas Twitter Limerick Post Show | Christmas Special