African Distillers Limited 2010 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Distillers Limited manufactures, distributes and markets branded spirits, ciders and wines for the Zimbabwe market and for export. The founding company was established in 1944 and its activities originally centered around the sale and distribution of imported spirits, liqueurs and wines. Local production of a range of spirits commenced in 1946 and African Distillers Limited became a public-quoted company in 1951. African Distillers offers its customers a first-class distribution service, with six depots located in strategic economic hubs in Zimbabwe (Bulawayo, Harare, Kwekwe, Masvingo, Mutare and Victoria Falls). Its headquarters, manufacturing plant, warehouse and distribution facilities are in Stapleford, an industrial area on the outskirts of Harare. African Distillers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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This FTSE 100 share is down 60% since December. I’d be a brave, bold buyer today!

first_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. This FTSE 100 share is down 60% since December. I’d be a brave, bold buyer today! Cliff D’Arcy | Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 | More on: LLOY 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address These days, when scanning for bombed-out shares in the FTSE 100, there is no shortage of candidates. After all, with the Footsie down roughly 1,430 points (18.8%) this year, few shares have avoided steep falls.Warren Buffett’s business wisdomFurthermore, 33 years as an investor has taught me that falling share prices are good for buyers (but not sellers). However, before I’m tempted to buy any FTSE 100 faller, I ask myself this vital question: “Despite its plunging share price, is this still a sound business run by competent managers?”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…This question was shaped by two wise comments from billionaire investor Warren Buffett. He remarked: “I try to invest in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them. Because sooner or later, one will.” And: “When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.”This FTSE 100 share has taken a beatingIf a FTSE 100 company’s share price has crashed, but it remains a sound business, then I’m eager to buy its shares. This is true even at the point of maximum pessimism. Take, Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY), for example, whose shares have taken a beating worthy of a world heavyweight boxing champion.As I write, Lloyds shares trade at 29.36p, up 0.94p (3.3%) today. Over the past year, shares in the bank are down more than two-fifths (40.7%). Even worse, Lloyds shares peaked at 73.66p on 13 December last year, so they have collapsed 60.1% from their 52-week high.Then again, the stock recently bounced back from its lows. On 31 July, just 12 days ago, the Lloyds share price dived to close at 25.43p. For me, this was a real bargain-bucket price for Lloyds. And its share price has since climbed 15.5%.Is Lloyds a bad business run by bad managers?Before buying its shares, I must ask: Has the Lloyds share price crashed because it has become a bad business run by bad managers? If so, then perhaps its ultra-low share price reasonably reflects this FTSE 100 company’s future prospects.I can honestly say that, on balance, there is no reason to believe that Lloyds has become a ‘bad bank’. Unlike, say, in spring 2005, when I warned that Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley had become rogue lenders selling ‘mad mortgages’ – and look what happened to both!This FTSE 100 share can’t be valued on fundamentalsOf course, being a huge lender during the UK’s steepest economic decline for 300 years exposes Lloyds to huge risks. Before the coronavirus crisis is over, Lloyds might have to put aside maybe £10bn to cover bad debts. It has already set aside £3.8bn in loan-loss provisions for the first six months of this year.But I’m absolutely sure that Lloyds will survive this downturn, because its balance sheet today is way, way stronger than during the global financial crisis of 2007–09. I happen to believe that, eventually, this FTSE 100 firm will return to profit and resume paying healthy dividends to its shareholders.Finally, despite being the UK’s largest financial-services group, Lloyds has a market value today of just £20.1bn. For me, that’s too small for a decent business and market leader. I’d be a big, bold, brave buyer of its shares today for the long run! See all posts by Cliff D’Arcylast_img read more

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SuperBru predictions: Aviva Premiership Round 7

first_imgLeicester Tigers v HarlequinsOur prediction: Quins continue their return to form after spanking Sale last weekend. This week they are without England’s Chris Robshaw, and an injured Tom Williams as well as all those other casualties so there is an odd-looking shape to the team with Nick Evans at full-back, Tim Molenaar in the centre with Matt Hopper and Nick Easter still in the second-row.You’d think that Tigers would romp this, then, but with no Anthony Allen, Tom Croft, Niki Goneva, Matt Tait, Manu Tuilagi, Dan Cole, Ben Youngs, Tom Youngs, toby Flood or Geoff Parling there is every chance this’ll be close. Tigers by 4London Irish v Northampton SaintsOur prediction: Well, Irish may not have Marland Yarde, but they have brought new boy James O’Connor in to full-back which is a nice distraction from a whole raft of changes and a missing captain, George Skirvington. There will need to be a good buzz, though, as Saints come in after howling past Saracens last week. They are missing Ben Foden, Alex Corbisiero, Dylan Hartley, Lee Dickson and George North but they still only make two changes from the week before. Which is scary. Saints by 18 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Saracens v Newcastle FalconsOur prediction: Revenge. Sarries want to bounce back and even without a lot of international stars they still have an incredibly strong squad with experienced players like Matt Stevens, Steve Borthwick and Charlie Hodgson masterminding play. Falcons will be relying on former Sarries players Adam Powell and Noah Cato raising their game and a Scottish axis of Ally Hogg, Mike Blair and Phil Godman out-thinking Sarries tried and tested brains trust. Do the visitors have the muscle memory? Sarries by 22center_img Worth cheering about: The Aviva Premiership is into round seven. Keep hollering and continue SuperBru predictingROUND SEVEN: the Aviva Premiership breaks stride for no one, even if there is an international series coming up. So here are our predictions for this weekend’s matches. Think you’re a bookie’s worst nightmare and can out-guess us easily in our SuperBru pool? Bring on your predictions…Worcester Warriors v BathOur prediction: Things can very easily go from bad to, well, the same, consistent level of bad and the Warriors need to put on a performance unlike any other they have put on so far this season if they want to win. They have some familiar names in tow as well as new Puma Leonardo Senatore set to debut and Chris Pennell continues to show up well at full-back, but it is hard to see them keeping out the likes of Kyle Eastmond, Matt Banahan, Matt Garvey and Francois Louw for 80 minutes. Bath by 12Sale Sharks v Exeter ChiefsOur prediction: A few changes have come in for those chipper Chiefs, with pre-season scoring machine Tom James replacing Fetu’u Vainikolo who is in camp with Tonga, and bringing Luke Arscott back to the bench for his first competitive game of the season. Otherwise, it’s more of the same swashbuckling Exeter.Sale expect a firefight, which is likely why Dan Braid moves back to openside. Can they take the heat? Chiefs by 6Gloucester v London WaspsOur prediction: More musical chairs for Gloucester who bring back Andy Hazell and tinker with their front-row, setting a threesome of Yann Thomas, Huia Edmonds and Shaun Knight. Wasps, on the other hand, appear to be planning a different tact, bringing in Nathan Hughes, Charlie Hayter and one James Haskell to start his first game this season after last week’s win over Leicester Tigers. Can Wasps outrun the foxy back-line of Gloucester? With Freddy Burns still feeding Henry Trinder, Jonny May and James Simpson-Daniel it’s unlikely, but not impossible. The worry is the hosts’ measured young fly-half facing-off against Andy Goode. Gloucester by 2last_img read more

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Ecumenical devotional to mark Reformation anniversary

first_imgEcumenical devotional to mark Reformation anniversary Anglican Communion, Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY By Gavin DrakePosted Jun 15, 2016 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Anglican Communion News Service] A new daily devotional produced by Anglican and Lutheran church leaders will be published later this year to help Christians in the two communions commemorate together next year’s 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation.Work on the book, Grace upon Grace: Voices around the World, was substantially completed during last month’s meeting of the Anglican – Lutheran International Coordinating Committee in Adelaide, Australia.In a communiqué from the meeting, those engaged in the ecumenical dialogue say that the material, which will be available in hard copy and as a downloadable PDF file, “illustrates the constant need for all churches be open to reform and renewal by the Holy Spirit.”Over the course of six weeks, users of the daily devotional will consider themes of God’s mission in the world (Mission Dei), Liberated by God’s grace, Salvation – not for sale, Human beings – not for sale, Creation – not for sale, and Freed to serve (Diakonia).Shortly after the Anglican – Lutheran International Coordinating Committee met, another ecumenical dialogue, the Anglican – Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council, gathered for their meeting in Ghent, Belgium.The Church of England entered into full communion with the Old Catholic Churches in July 1931 under what is known as the Bonn Agreement. This has since been extended to all member churches of the Anglican Communion. In their communiqué, members of the ecumenical dialogue say that they had begun to “explore creatively” how to mark the centenary of the Bonn Agreement in 2031.During their meeting, the ecumenical representatives looked at ways to “develop concrete proposals for the common mission of the Anglican and Old Catholic Churches on the European continent”; and were joined by Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, part of the U.S.-based Episcopal Church; Bishop Robert Innes, the Church of England’s Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe; and Archbishop Joris Vercammen of the Utrecht Union of Old Catholic Churches. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Ecumenical & Interreligious Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Servicelast_img read more

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Samsung recalls millions of smartphones

first_img TAGSRecallSamsung Previous articleWater Managament District provides flooding infoNext articleOn this day: The Stars and Stripes raised in battle Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Samsung is recalling millions of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reports that the devices can catch fire while charging.The Note 7 was unveiled just a month ago. Samsung said yesterday it had found a problem with the battery in some of the phones and was halting sales in 10 countries, including the U.S.According to Samsung here have been 35 cases reported globally.  The company is currently conducting an inspection with suppliers to identify possible affected batteries in the market.It will offer customers a new product for free in the coming weeks to replace the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s that have been sold.The company originally said it would take about two weeks to prepare the recall, but later announced Note 7 users in the U.S. can exchange their device for a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, starting next week. It will also refund the cost of Note 7-specific accessories.Samsung is giving Note 7 users a $25 gift card or bill credit for the inconvenience. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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How the Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a seat of Black…

first_img Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSAfrican American TheologyEbenezer Baptist ChurchFaithInspirationMartin Luther King Jr.The Conversation Previous articleCity of Apopka ranks in top 15% for 2020’s safest small city in FloridaNext articleMLK: Protest with resolve, and without violence Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Faith and InspirationBy Jason Oliver Evans, University of VirginiaThe high-stakes U.S. Senate race in Georgia catapulted the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church back into the spotlight. For 135 years, the church played a vital role in the fight against racism and the civil rights movement. It was the spiritual home of the civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.It is now the home of the state’s first Black senator – the Rev. Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor at the church.As a scholar of African American religion and Christian theology, I believe it is important to understand how the Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a seat of Black power and organizing for generations in Atlanta.‘Stone of help’Ebenezer Baptist Church, a predominantly African American congregation, was founded in 1886, nearly 20 years after the end of the Civil War. The pastor, Rev. John Andrew Parker, served as Ebenezer’s first pastor from 1886 to 1894. Little is known about Parker and Ebenezer’s early years. But according to historian Benjamin C. Ridgeway, Parker organized the church in a small building located on Airline Avenue in Atlanta.The name Ebenezer, meaning “stone of help,” comes from the Hebrew Bible. In the First Book of Samuel, the Israelites are said to have gathered in the town of Mizpah to offer burnt offerings to God. When their enemies, the Philistines, received notice that the Israelites were in Mizpah, they sent forces to attack them.With God’s help, the Philistines were eventually defeated. Prophet Samuel then named a large stone “Ebenezer” to remind the Israelites of God’s intervention in their battle against the Philistine army.As historians Roswell F. Jackson and Rosalyn M. Patterson observed in their 1989 article, “The selection of the name Ebenezer, ‘Stone of help,’ was profoundly prophetic.” In their view, Ebenezer’s name proved fitting to describe the role the church would come to have in the subsequent civil rights movement.Growth of the churchThe Rev. Adam Daniel Williams, the maternal grandfather of King, served as the second pastor from 1894 to 1931. Williams led the Ebenezer Church into the 20th century as a religious community mobilized to fight the segregationist policies plaguing the African American community in the state of Georgia.By 1913, the church had grown from 13 to nearly 750 members. Williams developed a distinct form of the social gospel, which emphasized the importance of African Americans owning businesses and taking social action against racial and economic injustice in their local communities.Known for his powerful preaching, impressive organizing, and leadership skills, Williams led several initiatives, including boycotts against a local Atlanta newspaper, “The Georgian,” which was known for using racist language against African Americans.In 1906, Williams led a fight to end the white primary system which prohibited African Americans from voting in the Georgia primaries. In 1917, Williams helped establish the Atlanta chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the NAACP.A year later, he was elected as branch president of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP, and, within five months of his tenure, the chapter’s membership grew to 1,400.As religious historian Lewis Baldwin remarks in his book “The Voice of Conscience,” “Clearly, Williams used the [Ebenezer] church as a power base and rallying point for such activities, an approach that would also be used by [Martin Luther] King, Sr. and King, Jr.”Working for social changeFollowing Williams’ death in 1931, the Rev. Martin Luther King Sr., Ebenezer’s assistant pastor, and Williams’ son-in-law, became the church’s third pastor. During his 40-year tenure as pastor, “Daddy” King, as he was affectionately known, led Ebenezer with a mixture of evangelical faith and progressive social action.Finding warrant for social action in the Christian scriptures, King Sr. challenged other Black churches to embrace the social gospel – a late 19th-century Protestant movement that emphasized the application of the Christian message to the social and moral concerns of society.Moreover, King Sr. led marches and rallies to protest discriminatory and segregationist policies in the city of Atlanta, including the desegregation of the Atlanta Police Department and the Atlanta Board of Education. In the first 15 years of King Sr.‘s pastorate at Ebenezer, church membership grew to 3,700.MLK’s spiritual homeMartin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Jan. 21, 2019, in Atlanta, Ga. Paras Griffin/Getty ImagesEbenezer came into the global spotlight when Martin Luther King Jr. accepted the call to join his father as co-pastor in 1960. Before then, King had pastored Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama from 1954 to 1959.During his tenure at Dexter Avenue, King served as president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, the organization which successfully led the Montgomery Bus Boycott from Dec. 5, 1955, to Dec. 20, 1956. In 1959, King resigned from his position as pastor at Dexter Avenue to serve alongside his father as well as serve as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which is also based in Atlanta.From the pulpit of Ebenezer, King preached some of his more memorable sermons. In one of his sermons published in a collection titled “The Strength to Love,” King describes racial prejudice as indicative of “softmindedness,” a person’s tendency to uncritically adhere to unsupportable beliefs.In the same sermon, titled “A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart,” King argued, “Race prejudice is based on groundless fears, suspicions, and misunderstandings.” To overcome this, King argued that human beings must cultivate both a tough mind and a tender heart, a joining of a critical mind with a concern for fellow human beings.This message reverberates in contemporary movements for racial equity and justice, including the Black Lives Matter movement. While many BLM members are not affiliated with any organized religion, the movement emphasizes the importance of spiritual wellness for African Americans as they fight for Black liberation.Since its inception, Ebenezer Baptist Church has been an institution in which evangelical fervor and progressive social activism joined to foster societal change.This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented the spiritual home of King from hosting the annual commemorative service in honor of the slain civil rights leader, which usually draws 1,700 attendees. But attention to the church has been renewed following the election of Pastor Warnock to the U.S. Senate.One cannot appreciate the importance of MLK Day without understanding the tradition that formed one of America’s most influential civil rights leaders.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preaching from his pulpit in 1960 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Dozier Mobley/Getty Images The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

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Beware of bogus Charity Commission phone calls

first_imgBeware of bogus Charity Commission phone calls The Charity Commission is warning charities to be aware of a scam in which telephone calls from people claiming to represent the Commission are made, demanding payments for services and advertisements. These bogus callers claim to work for the “debt collection department” of the Commission. Some have demanded payments of thousands of pounds.The Commission has already reported the scam to the police. Andrew Hind, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission, encouraged anyone receiving such calls to do the same. “I am outraged that individuals are misusing the good name of the Charity Commission in this way”, he said. He also asked that people experiencing such fraudulent calls inform the Commission as well.The Commission made clear that it does not charge for any of its services to charities. It does not get involved in debt collection either directly or through contracting third parties to do so, and nor does it collect debt on behalf of charities.The Commission’s advice to charities is:* when speaking to any member of staff from the Commission they will always be prepared to give their name, telephone number and email address;* Commission email addresses always end with the domain name @charitycommission.gsi.gov.uk;* you can check the number of any suspect caller against the direct dial telephone codes for the Commission’s offices; these are London 0207 674…, Liverpool 0151 703…, Taunton 01823 345… , Newport 01633 2255…The best way to contact the Commission is by email or, if you need to speak to someone urgently, you can call its contact centre on 0845 300 0218. Lines are open from 08:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday, except national holidays.www.charitycommission.gov.uk  30 total views,  1 views today 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 | 9 June 2010 | News Tagged with: Charity Commission AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Durham, N.C., WWP launches political film series

first_imgFifty community members were present as the Durham branch of Workers World Party launched the Liberation Sunday Film Series, a free monthly event consisting of a film screening and political discussion hosted by the Cuban Revolution Restaurant & Bar.This month’s film was “Cointelpro 101,” a documentary on the FBI’s counterintelligence program, which brutally repressed the movements for Puerto Rican independence, Native American sovereignty, Chicano/Mexicano and Black liberation, as well as the anti-Vietnam War movement and struggles for economic justice.This government program of repression was carried out in secret for years by means of infiltration by informants, framing of political activists for crimes they never committed, resulting in decades of incarceration, and often through outright assassinations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Stop forced sterilizations! Shut down all detention centers!

first_imgThe Prisoner Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party commends the heroic action of Dawn Wooten, a licensed practical nurse, for exposing forced sterilizations at the Irwin County, Georgia ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) Detention Center operated by LaSalle Corrections, a private for-profit prison.Project South, one of the advocacy groups involved in gathering the facts, states that there was an “inordinate rate at which women in ICDC were subjected to hysterectomies.” (projectsouth.org)One woman reported to Project South that she was not properly anesthetized. In addition, “many of the immigrant women who underwent the procedure were reportedly confused when asked to explain why they had surgery.” This is in direct violation of a patient’s right to informed consent. The American Medical Association describes an informed consent as “fundamental in both ethics and the law.” The medical staff is responsible for relating the details of a procedure — including risks, side effects and expected outcomes — in a manner which takes into account the patient’s level of understanding and preferred method of learning. The burden of obtaining an informed consent lies with the physician performing the procedure.Ms. Wooten, who is African American, took a courageous stand when she blew the whistle on abuse she witnessed against migrants at this facility. Wooten told the press she was demoted and reprimanded because of her speaking out. Women who complained about their treatment were put into isolation at the detention center.                 These hysterectomies are racist in character, and they constitute a war on a woman’s and a gender-oppressed person’s right to control their own bodies. This attack also exposes the state violence in the forms of ICE and the Border Patrol; unimaginable terror is carried out on a daily basis against migrants and refugees, who have been forced to come to the U.S. due to imperialist plunder and exploitation in their homelands. Detention centers are nothing more than concentration camps for women, children, the poor and people of color. What happened in Georgia is genocidal in nature. It is another example of the inhumane violations the U.S. government continues to use against Indigenous, Black and Brown people, here and abroad. We call for the medical license of the doctor who performed the surgeries to be immediately revoked and his practice to be shuttered. An independent criminal investigation must be conducted, and abuses prosecuted. We demand compensation and freedom for all victims. Our committee is in solidarity with Dawn Wooten. Her bold actions exemplify Black, Brown and Indigenous unity. All retaliation against Ms. Wooten must cease.The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and the Department of Homeland Security should be abolished now.Abolish ICE!  Abolish prisons!  Tear down the walls! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Managing editor resigns to spare his newspaper impossible damages payment

first_img Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that Aboubakr Jamaï has been forced to resign today as managing editor of the Journal Hebdomadaire. “Jamaï’s departure marks the end of an era in which, despite the difficulties, it seemed possible to increase freedom of expression,” the organisation says. News January 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Managing editor resigns to spare his newspaper impossible damages payment to go further RSF_en News News News April 15, 2021 Find out more RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Receive email alerts Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara June 8, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay on learning that Aboubakr Jamaï was forced to resign today as managing editor of the Casablanca-based weekly Journal Hebdomadaire in a move that confirms a significant decline in the level of press freedom in Morocco.“For those who follow the Moroccan media closely, Jamaï’s departure is a significant loss and marks the end of an era in which, despite the difficulties, it seemed possible to increase freedom of expression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Today this hope is becoming more and more tenuous, even if it has not completely disappeared.”The press freedom organisation added: “We pay homage to Jamaï not only as great journalist but also as man of courage, conviction and integrity. All those who pay attention to the struggle for press freedom in Morocco and elsewhere know what they owe to him.”Jamaï’s resignation was the only way to prevent the newspaper being forced to pay an impossibly large amount in damages. Jamaï was sentenced to pay the sum last April in a libel suit but as he is unable to pay, the authorities could have seized the newspaper’s assets, which would inevitably have resulted in its being forced to close.Jamaï told Reporters Without Borders that his only reason for resigning was to keep the newspaper going. “Staying on as managing director and therefore as the person legally responsible for the Journal Hebdomadaire would have endangered its survival,” he said. “The threat is not hypothetical, as it already happened in 2004, when the authorities sold off some of the newspaper’s property and seized funds directly from the distribution company Sapress as a result of an earlier damages award.”Two court bailiffs visited the newspaper twice in December seeking payment of 3 million dirhams (270,000 euros) in damages which Jamaï and one of his former journalists were ordered to pay in April as a result of a libel suit brought by the European Strategic Intelligence and Security Centre (ESISC) over a December 2005 article questioning the objectivity of a report it issued about the Polisario Front, which wants independence for Western Sahara.Founded in 1997, the Journal Hebdomadaire has constantly violated taboos and encroached on the areas declared off-limits by the royal palace. It has repeatedly been the target of reprisals including aggressive tax inspection, an advertising boycott and a string of lawsuits.One of the latest examples is this month’s sudden withdrawal of advertising by a new telephone operator, although the newspaper had already received an order form and had placed an ad insert in its latest issue. By way of explanation, the telephone company said it had received “instructions.”last_img read more

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