First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) 2005 Annual Report

first_imgFirst National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw)  2005 annual report.Company ProfileFirst National Bank of Botswana Limited is a financial services institution providing products and solutions for personal, business and private clients in Botswana. Its personal banking division offers the standard range of transaction products as well as student accounts, overdrafts and loans and online banking products. The business banking division offers additional services such as purchase order finance, premium credit facilities and commercial property loans. First National Bank of Botswana also provides agricultural solutions, farming enterprise finance, business investment solutions and farm risk insurance finance along with solutions for payments, funding, cash management services to the public sector, and treasury and trade services. The private banking division offers wealth and advisory services, and structured lending services. The banking group facilitates its banking services through the Pick n Pay franchise with a sales and service channel called FNBB Kiosk. First National Bank of Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of First National Bank Holdings (Botswana) Limited.last_img read more

African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Champion Industries Limited is an investment holding company in Ghana with substantial assets in gold mining and forestry and a manufacturing operating producing toilet paper. Established in 1967, the company was formerly known as Super Paper Products Co Ltd. It is a market leader in Ghana and exports its toilet paper products to regions in West Africa. In 2009, African Champion Industries incorporated a value-creation strategy to purchase significant interests in assets which generate hard currency in West Africa, primarily investments in natural resources and property. Its sole asset is a royalty on Adamus Resources Telku Bokazo gold mine and a minority stake in Miro Forestry Developments Limited, a plantation forestry company with assets in Ghana and Sierra Leone. African Champion Industries Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgFidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFidelity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the individual, commercial and corporate sectors. Its extensive full-service personal and business offering ranges from transactional accounts, online banking, loans and term deposits to money market, treasury services loans and advances, commercial support overdrafts, equipment leasing finance and trade, working capital, project, asset and syndicate finance. Fidelity Bank Plc operates through 225 business offices, 730 ATMs and 3 853 point-of-sale channels. Founded in 18=987 and formerly known as Fidelity Union Merchant Bank, the company changed its name to Fidelity Bank Plc in 1999. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Fidelity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cheap UK shares for 2021! I’d buy and hold these FTSE 100 stocks for 10 years

first_img A strategy of buying cheap UK shares has generally been a successful means of generating superior performance than the FTSE 100 over the long term. After all, an investor who buys a stock at a price that undervalues its future prospects may have greater scope to make capital gains versus paying too much for a company’s shares.The UK stock market continues to trade below its 2019 level following the market crash. That means a number of buying opportunities appear to be on offer. Over time, stocks currently trading at low prices could deliver high returns that improve an investor’s financial position.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…Cheap UK shares within cyclical industriesMany cheap UK shares are priced at low levels because they face challenging operating conditions at the present time. For example, FTSE 100 oil and gas company Shell has delivered disappointing levels of financial performance in recent months owing to falling demand for energy. This situation may persist over the coming months, as the coronavirus pandemic forces lockdowns across the global economy.However, The company has a solid balance sheet and a strategy that will shift its focus towards cleaner forms of energy. And that could help it deliver an improving financial performance.With its stock price significantly down on its level from last year, Shell now has a dividend yield of 4% and a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 13. Both of these figures suggest it could be cheap relative to other FTSE 100 shares. It may also offer long-term recovery potential as the world economy returns to growth.Undervalued FTSE 100 shares with solid market positionsBAE could be another worthwhile purchase among cheap UK shares. The defence business currently trades on a P/E ratio of around 10, with investors seemingly cautious regarding its prospects in a challenging global economy.However, the company’s recent updates have shown it has a resilient financial position, as well as scope to increase its presence in new markets. Furthermore, it’s a long track record of delivering robust financial performance, even during difficult operating conditions for the wider industry.With a dividend yield of 5%, BAE offers a sound level of passive income that could make up for potential share volatility in the short run. Since defence spending is likely to increase in the coming years, it may prove to be a sound purchase on a long-term basis.Diversifying among bargain stocksOf course, Shell and BAE are just two of a number of cheap UK shares that could outperform the FTSE 100 in the next decade. Through owning a diverse range of them within a portfolio, it’s possible for an investor to limit risk and generate high returns. This may lead to an improving financial position as the stock market’s performance strengthens following recent challenges. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens owns shares of BAE Systems and Royal Dutch Shell B. 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. 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Enter Your Email Addresscenter_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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Cheap UK shares for 2021! I’d buy and hold these FTSE 100 stocks for 10 years 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. 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Classic Encounters – Scotland vs England 1971

first_imgWednesday Apr 23, 2008 Classic Encounters – Scotland vs England 1971 A classic 5 Nations match that featured some great tries and superb goal kicking, was also historical for the Scots in that it brought them their first win at Twickenham in over 30 years.The game came down to a final conversion, that was taken by the big Scottish number eight Peter Brown, which sealed a famous victory over arch rivals England by 16 points to 15.The legendary Bill Mclaren takes us through all the action in a way that only he knew how. Time: 05:24ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Classic Encounters – Scotland vs England 1971 | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Cranley Residence / Architecture Building Culture

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897280/cranley-residence-architecture-building-culture Clipboard Manufacturers: Henry Company, James Hardie, Rubio Monocoat, General Paints, InnotechSave this picture!© Andrew LatreilleRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. This project takes its cue from the landscape. It is a single story house that climbs the sloping property in four large steps. Living is at street level and each bedroom is on its own terrace with the master bedroom at the top. To take advantage of the sun and landscape, all rooms have south facing windows with direct access to the courtyard garden.Save this picture!© Andrew LatreilleSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Andrew LatreilleThe living space is framed by large matching glass sliders and windows that face the front and back yards allowing for more than sufficient daylight during the grey winter months, as well as expansive views extending from the back forest and cliffs through the house to the front garden, the street and ultimately the neighbourhood.Save this picture!© Andrew LatreilleNeither orientation, front or back, is over-emphasized at the expense of the other, so that living in this house is as much about enjoying a private landscape as a shared one.Save this picture!© Andrew LatreilleProject gallerySee allShow lessHenning Larsen Release Images of Revitalized Shipyard District in Gdansk, PolandArchitecture NewsPopulous Creates Design-Build Group to Deliver Sports Venue Upgrades (Without Upsett…Articles Share Cranley Residence / Architecture Building Culture “COPY” “COPY” Cranley Residence / Architecture Building CultureSave this projectSaveCranley Residence / Architecture Building Culture Save this picture!© Andrew Latreille+ 21Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Photographs:  Andrew Latreille , Mark Ritchie Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHouses•West Vancouver, Canada Architects: Architecture Building Culture Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  3200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeArchitecture Building CultureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWest VancouverCanadaPublished on July 05, 2018Cite: “Cranley Residence / Architecture Building Culture” 05 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897280/cranley-residence-architecture-building-culture Clipboard Canada Projects 2016 Houseslast_img read more

Turkish Airlines partners with Love Army for Somalia to provide food aid

first_img Tagged with: disaster International social media Turkish Airlines partners with Love Army for Somalia to provide food aid Melanie May | 24 August 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Turkish Airlines has delivered its second cargo plane of food supplies to Somalia in partnership with the Love Army for Somalia campaign.Love Army for Somalia is spearheaded by social media stars Jérome Jarre, Casey Neistat and actor Ben Stiller. As the only international airline that flies to Somalia, Turkish Airlines has unique access to getting emergency food support to the country, which is suffering from a drought.Earlier in the year, Jarre sent a Tweet asking Turkish Airlines directly whether they would send a cargo plane filled with food to Somalia. The airline’s first delivery took place in March, with 60 tons of nutritional supplements designed specifically for children sent to Mogadishu for immediate distribution.Its second shipment of food, an additional 60 tons of the nutritional supplements for children, was delivered to Somalia on 15th August.Mr. M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee said:“We gladly joined the global movement #LoveArmyForSomalia, contributing a cargo flight as well as food and supplies to the people of Somalia. Now we are delivering 60 tons of food for Somalian children. We take pride in our corporate responsibility projects that extend a helping hand to the African people.”  177 total views,  3 views today Advertisement  178 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Mahtowin Munro at National Day of Mourning: ‘Listen to Indigenous voices’

first_imgThis talk was given by Mahtowin Munro at the 49th Annual National Day of Mourning on Nov. 22 in Plymouth, Mass.Good afternoon and greetings to all who came here in good spirit from the Four Directions. We stand here in the cold and remember all of our elders who passed into the spirit world this year. We remember our siblings, including brave water protectors who are in prison and cannot be here with us today.Greetings to those of you who are Nipmuc, from the Mashpee and Aquinnah and other bands of the Wampanoag, Narragansett, Massachusett, Pequot and the other nations from the immediate region — whether or not they are federally recognized — who had their land stolen for the first time in the 1600s and are facing the possibility of having it re-stolen now. Welcome to all the Indigenous people who are from other nations throughout the Americas, and any Indigenous people from Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the Earth who may be here today.We welcome representatives of our many non-Native allies, including those representing struggles such as the Movement for Black Lives, Gaza, Haiti, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. Thank you for being here with us. Many communities are mourning tragedies at this time.Thank you to those who have traveled long distances to be here, and who came on buses from the International Action Center in New York and Jamaica Plain, and from Eritye Papa Dessalin in Brooklyn. We thank the supporters and organizers of those buses, including Dahoud Andre, Espe Martell and the late Marie Runyon, who recently passed, at age 103. I recently read about a poll showing that two-thirds of non-Natives in this country did not personally know an Indigenous person, and 40 percent thought we were extinct. That kinda made me feel like a unicorn. But we are still here. Aren’t we?  No matter how much they try to erase us.As we come together in November of 2018, we as Indigenous people face widespread attacks on our bodies, our families, our lands and our sovereignty. We each have our individual body, our family body and our tribal nation body. We cannot separate any of those from the land, water and plant and animal life all around us that are also part of our bodies. We are completely interconnected.Stop the theft of Indigenous children!Some of us who are here today come from families where we were taken away — to be put into Indian residential schools, or in foster care, or adopted. We understand every day the pain and lifelong ruptures caused by being stolen from our families, and often abused as a result. Even if we did not go through this ourselves, we may have family members who were stolen from their communities. Some of us had this happen in our families for multiple generations. We continue to experience intergenerational trauma within our families and tribal communities because of what happened.I raise this because in October, the Indian Child Welfare Act was declared unconstitutional by a federal court in Texas. The ICWA was passed in 1978 to put a halt to Indigenous kids in the U.S. growing up in non-Native families without their culture and tribal connections. Before that law was passed, about a third of Indigenous children were being removed from their families and adopted into white families.But now there are many forces, ranging from for-profit adoption placement agencies to religious fundamentalists to right-wing think tanks, such as the Goldwater Institute, that want to return us to those destructive times. Indigenous people and others who work with our children and families are scrambling to deal with this legal blow against all of our nations.In addition, thousands of our children are being taken from their homes and placed in foster care, sometimes referred to as the “new residential schools,” because so many children are being unnecessarily separated from their families. In the U.S. and Canada, Indigenous children have disproportionately high rates of placement in foster care. Whole industries have grown up around adoption and foster care services. Money is being made from our children’s wrecked lives.When the media say that the separation of families by Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) is a new phenomenon, we are clear that this is not something that just started with Trump or Obama. It has been happening for centuries to Black and Indigenous families. Hasn’t it?There are 573 federally recognized tribal nations in the U.S., with many more tribes that are state-recognized. I say nations because we are members of distinct nations, many of which have a nation-to-nation treaty status with the U.S. or Canada. There are also millions of Indigenous people here from Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and many other countries. The borders between all these countries are not our borders! Many of the refugees whose children are being stolen by ICE now are Maya families. By and large, Indigenous people here are horrified at the sight of stolen children in cages and being carted off to detention centers, because we deeply feel  the pain and the fear of having our children stolen from us. When many of us look at those stolen refugee children and their families who are fleeing their countries destroyed by U.S. policies, we grieve for their suffering, too, as they try to survive and keep their families together. I stand here today to demand that these refugees be given asylum by these settlers who sit in the U.S. government. We must demand an end to the theft of all our children! The attacks are not just on our children. Indigenous women have been under attack since 1492. That has never ended. In modern times, it is estimated that from 1960 through the 1980s, as many as 25 percent to 60 percent of Native American women in the U.S. were sterilized without informed consent. This happened in Canada, Peru and other countries, too. I am mentioning this today because it is still happening in Canada. Indigenous women there are being coerced into being sterilized in Saskatchewan and other provinces.  Stories are coming out about Indigenous mothers being pressured while they are in labor to have their tubes tied — or not being allowed to see their newborn babies until they agree to be sterilized. A huge swath of future generations of our people has never been born as a result of anti-Indigenous public policies.‘No more stolen sisters!’We asked people to wear something red today to say, “No more stolen sisters!” to honor the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirits (MMIWG2S).One of the many reasons that Indigenous nations all over are fighting against pipelines, fracking and mining is that man camps are set up for the workers. The men have huge sums of money and lots of drugs, such as meth and heroin, to entice Indigenous women, who often end up being addicted and trafficked. Some of these sisters disappear; some are killed.Man camps are one of the many factors that leads to MMIWG2S, which is thought of as a Canadian issue, but is a big problem in the U.S., Mexico and other countries, too. This happens in cities, too, not just in rural areas. Murder is the third leading cause of death for Indigenous women in the U.S. In Canada, several thousand Indigenous women are considered to be missing or murdered. In cities like Winnipeg, Manitoba, Indigenous youth — many of them in foster care — women, and two spirits people disappear all the time. In border towns with Mexico, women disappear all the time.One of the problems in talking about MMIWG2S is that Indigenous women are often uncounted, so the numbers that we have are very incomplete. Recently, through Freedom of Information Act requests, the Urban Indian Health Institute identified 506 murdered or missing urban Indigenous women from 71 U.S. cities from which they had requested data. But that’s a substantial undercount. Some cities, such as Santa Fe, N.M., do not even identify Indigenous people separately in their statistics, even though there is a large Indigenous population in that area. In multiple cities and states, authorities do not try to keep track of Indigenous people and what happens to us. We do not appear in many types of government statistics, whether here in Massachusetts or nationally.  This undercounting is part of our erasure.Indigenous families who report that their relatives have disappeared are often met by reluctance by authorities to investigate or file reports. Families are told things like, “Ah, she’ll turn up. She is probably just off getting drunk somewhere.”Most of the men who assault and murder Indigenous women in the U.S. and Canada are white men. They are often not prosecuted even when they are apprehended. Or they are acquitted by all-white juries or given a slap on the wrist. Additionally, Indigenous people continue to experience disproportionately high rates of police violence and imprisonment. Unhoused Indigenous people are attacked and killed for fun in places like Albuquerque, N.M.The devaluation of the lives and bodies of Indigenous people, and the violence against Indigenous women, in particular, are deeply intertwined with the contempt that settlers and their systems have for the land. They do not respect our sovereignty as Indigenous nations, and they do not respect the sovereignty of our bodies.Indigenous people fight to defend their landsIndigenous people are always on the front line of defending the environment because state and federal governments issue permits and  give carte blanche to corporations that want to engage in destructive, extractive actions on or near our lands. All over the Americas, pipelines, fracking and mining are being pushed through on Indigenous lands without our consent.From Chile to Nova Scotia and Labrador to British Columbia, Indigenous water protectors and land protectors are trying to stop these projects. A lot of you here know about the struggles at Standing Rock to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. But there have been more frontline fights, largely led by Indigenous people, against the Keystone XL Pipeline, the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, Kinder Morgan in British Columbia, the TMT Telescope in Hawaii and more. The resistance has continued in efforts to stop the development of sacred areas, such as Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante in Utah and the sacred Apache Oak Flat area in Arizona.We are honored to have a speaker who has traveled here today all the way from Labrador in Canada, where the Inuit have been trying to stop the Muskrat Falls megadam project. In the Yucatan area of Mexico, Maya people are protesting the Maya Train project to which they have not given consent. One way to stop these projects has been to go after the banks and investors that are funding the corporations behind these destructive projects. A movement has grown to get cities, universities and pension funds to divest from destructive companies, such as Energy Transfer Partners.People talk about climate change but often feel powerless in the face of government inaction and denial. Being with each other at events like the National Day of Mourning is a dress rehearsal for saving the Earth. The Earth will not be saved with all these schemes we hear about, such as carbon credits and putting a shield over the Earth to block the sun. Real change is going to come when non-Native people listen to Indigenous voices.Today, we assert our right to care for one another and decolonize our minds, our histories, our languages and our systems. We assert our right to defend our lives and our families — and those of our relatives who have been crossed by the border. We must defend the right to our lands from Mashpee to Mapuche territory in Chile.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mayan journalist and activist held for past six months

first_img MexicoAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more March 20, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mayan journalist and activist held for past six months Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Mexico RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by Mayan journalist and human rights activist Pedro Canché’s detention for the past six months in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, a town in the southeastern state of Quintana Roo, for criticizing the state’s governor. News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Reports Canché continues to be held although a Quintana Roo district judge ruled on 24 February that the proceedings brought against him on “sabotage” charges were arbitrary and that he had been denied due process.His lawyer, María Araceli Andrade Tolama, told Reporters Without Borders that she filed another appeal against his arbitrary detention on 13 March but the local authorities were under clear instructions “to keep Pedro in prison for as long as possible.”“What’s the point of getting a judge to recognize that proceedings violate the federal constitution’s guarantees if he does not protect the victim’s human rights?” said Claire San Filippo, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“We call for the immediate withdrawal of all the charges against Canché on the grounds of the arbitrary nature of the proceedings against him, and we call on the Mexican authorities to stop using the judicial system to criminalize critical journalists.”Canché was arrested in Felipe Carrillo Puerto on 30 August for allegedly sabotaging the local water supply. A few days before his arrest, he published photos of local protests against water tariff hikes and a video in which he was very critical of Quintana Roo’s governor.As is often the case, the Mexican authorities began by denying that Canché was a journalist, although he has been working in journalism since the 1990s, as Lydia Cacho, one of Mexico’s most famous investigative journalists, has confirmed.“He poses a danger to Governor Roberto Borge both as a journalist and as an indigenous Mayan activist,” Cacho said.Free speech NGO Article 19 has been defending Canché ever since his arrest, accusing the governor of orchestrating acts of harassment and aggression against both him and his famil.Witnesses also accuse the head of the Quintana Roo branch of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the private secretary of the office for State Public Defence of being involved in the campaign. Both are known for harassing journalists and media that criticize local government policy on social media, including Lydia Cacho, Proceso reporter Sergio Caballero, and Luces del Siglo. According to Article 19, Canché continues to be persecuted in prison.Mexico is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(Photo: Pedro Canché’s Facebook) Receive email alerts May 13, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas News to go furtherlast_img read more

Prison sentence for failing to send children to school

first_imgFacebook A LIMERICK mother has been convicted of failing to send her child to school and sentenced to three weeks in prison.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, Judge Eugene O’Kelly said he would suspend the sentence for eight months on condition that the mother continues to send the child and her two other children to school in the meantime.Limerick District Court was told that the child had missed 15 days of the school year without explanation since January.Solicitor for the Child and Family agency, Muiris Gavin said they “still had concerns two years after the first school attendance notice was issued”.The mother of three was contacted by the school, in a group wide text message, outlining concerns of absenteeism. The school also said that there were “various absences” relating to the 15-year-old child.The mother phoned asking if her children had turned up at school as she had hired a taxi to take them there.However, the court was told that the children asked the taxi to stop, “near the jail boreen” and “effectively went mitching”, according to defence solicitor, Ted McCarthy.The mother pleaded guilty to an original breach of the school attendance notice in 2012, but the court was told that there were still concerns relating to one of her children and a new school attendance notice could be issued after Easter if the current trend continued.The court heard that the mother had three bench warrants issued for her arrest after she had failed to turn up for previous court hearings.Mr McCarthy said that the woman was in the process of “putting her life in order and trying to organise her family and children. She’s doing her best and she is doing it on her own”, he added.Judge Eugene O’Kelly said he was of the mind to send her to prison, adding that “perhaps a spell in prison could show her the benefits of organisation”.Referring to the children, he said that “as they get older, if they continue at this rate, they’re going to be exposed to criminality,” he said.Mr McCarthy said his client would ring the school every day to make sure that her children arrived for class and it was accepted that her youngest child had a perfect school attendance record.“Unfortunately, there are hundreds of single parents who have to make do and get their kids to school. Your client is not unique,” said the judge.Imposing the three-week prison sentence, Judge O’Kelly said he would suspended it for eight months on the provision that she ensured her children continue to “regularly and promptly” attend school. #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter Print Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin TAGSCourtMusic Limerickschool Previous articleGovernment to review boom period planning permissionsNext articleLimerick mother seeks truth about her daughter’s death Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement NewsCrime & CourtEducationPrison sentence for failing to send children to schoolBy Staff Reporter – April 9, 2014 778 Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Email Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch last_img read more