Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgBelle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileBelle Mare Holding Limited is a Mauritian investment company that engages in the commercial and property sectors. The company invests in ventures such as hotels and leisure, banks and insurance firms, as well as agriculture and exports. Belle Mare Holding Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Belle Mare Holding Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

6 cheap UK shares with high dividend yields to buy

first_img6 cheap UK shares with high dividend yields to buy See all posts by Manika Premsingh Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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. Enter Your Email Address Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Manika Premsingh owns shares of Polymetal International. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Image source: Getty Images. 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. High dividend yields are back in vogue. FTSE 100 companies are reinstating dividends or increasing them. The best part is that some of these still classify as cheap UK shares.In other words, I can earn a dividend income from reasonably priced stocks! 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…By reasonably priced, I mean having a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio below that of the FTSE 100 index. As per data provider, Siblis Research, that number was 17.5 times at the start of 2021. #1. M&G: a high dividend yield that cannot be ignoredThe first is investment manager M&G, which became an independent entity after its split from insurance giant Prudential in 2019. It has the biggest dividend yield, of 8.5%, among FTSE 100 stocks and it also has a really low earnings ratio of 5 times. It also posted weak results recently and runs performance risk too.  #2. British American Tobacco: long-term risksTobacco biggie British American Tobacco has the next highest dividend yield of 8.3% and an earnings ratio of 9 times. Unlike M&G it saw rising profits recently. But the long-term strategic risk to this passive income generator just cannot be ignored. #3. Phoenix Group Holdings: streamlining underwayPhoenix Group Holdings, the insurance provider with a high dividend yield of 6.5%, also classifies as a cheap UK share with a P/E of 8 times. Its recent streamlining of the strategic partnership with Standard Life Aberdeen can help its business going forward. I am wary of its erratic past performance though. #4. GlaxoSmithKline: consistent growthThe pharmaceuticals and healthcare biggie GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is another cheap UK share to note. Its earnings ratio is higher than some at 11 times, but its dividend yield is strong at 6.4% and it has shown itself to be a consistently growing company. Its falling share price since the start of last year is a downer though because that can negate passive income gains. #5. Polymetal International: out of favourThe precious metals’ miner Polymetal International has a similar dividend yield to GSK but it has a far lower earnings ratio of 6.5 times. But precious metals are out of favour with investors after being in the spotlight last year. The risk here is that the trend can continue to fall as macro-trends dominate the investor mindset, possibly eroding the value of my capital even as I earn dividends.#6. Legal & General: Covid-19 impactedThe general insurer Legal & General, with a dividend yield of 6.2% comes next. Its earnings ratio is a bit higher than that of others at 14 times, which can take away from its overall attractiveness. Als0, its full-year 2020 results released earlier today also show some pandemic hit, though I reckon 2021 can be better for insurers as the economy reopens. In sum, the fact is that there are both risks and risks to stock market investments. But I think looking at both the pros and cons helps me make the best calculated risks in my goal to earn a high dividend yield. And these cheap UK shares offer a good way to do so.last_img read more

Elecciones británicas y derrota del Partido Laborista

first_imgEsta es una charla ligeramente editada pronunciada durante el foro de Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero el 19 de diciembre en la ciudad de Nueva York.Pensé que deberíamos aprovechar esta oportunidad para hablar sobre las elecciones británicas del 12 de diciembre. No voy a dar un análisis exhaustivo de ello. Lo que voy a hacer es reflexionar sobre ello.Primero, se sabe que esto es importante, especialmente porque estamos en este lado del Atlántico. El Partido Laborista británico no es lo mismo que el Partido Demócrata. Hay similitudes, pero también hay importantes diferencias históricas.De hecho, una de las razones por las que ha existido el Partido Demócrata, especialmente durante los últimos 75 a 80 años, es en realidad frustrar cualquier movimiento para formar un partido de este tipo –ya sea un partido revolucionario de los trabajadores o un partido laborista moderado– que dice que va a representar los intereses de la clase trabajadora.El Partido Laborista en Gran Bretaña es como los partidos socialdemócratas en toda Europa y en todo el mundo. Es un producto del desarrollo de la socialdemocracia, del desarrollo político y las luchas dentro del movimiento obrero entre marxistas revolucionarios y socialdemócratas reformistas.Por lo tanto, tiene una historia diferente a la del Partido Demócrata. Es una especie de alianza, que representa a los trabajadores y los intereses de la clase dominante británica. Obviamente, eso es algo contradictorio. Es una alianza incómoda. Durante la mayor parte del siglo pasado, la clase dominante ha dominado la alianza.Hace cuatro años, Jeremy Corbyn, un importante líder izquierdista, ingresó al Partido Laborista y se convirtió en su líder, creo que sobre la base del voto de miles y miles de jóvenes trabajadores, quienes, como muchos jóvenes en este país, se vieron afectados negativamente no solo por el colapso financiero global, sino que ciertamente empeoraron las cosas. Fue un desarrollo significativo.Corbyn empujó al partido hacia la izquierda de una manera distintiva, no revolucionaria, pero igualmente importante. Su manifiesto electoral para 2019 se compara favorablemente con todo lo que Bernie Sanders está planteando. Corbyn está a la izquierda de Sanders, no solo en algunos asuntos internos, sino también en términos del movimiento contra la guerra. El en su mayoría ha roto con Israel.Clase gobernante, los medios demonizaron a Corbyn¿Por qué las elecciones resultaron como lo hicieron con los laboristas perdiendo y los conservadores, el Partido Conservador, ganando terreno? Número uno: Hubo ataques viciosos contra Corbyn. Como no estamos allí, no lo sentimos. No sentimos el calor, la seriedad y el esfuerzo constante de los medios burgueses y los políticos burgueses para demonizar a Corbyn.Inflamaron todo esto acerca de que Corbyn diciendo que era antisemita, principalmente porque critica a Israel. Los militares salieron y casi celebraron una conferencia de prensa con generales en uniforme, diciendo que si era elegido representaría una amenaza para la seguridad nacional de “nuestro imperio”.Algunos de los banqueros salieron y dijeron que si era elegido, el Parlamento británico caería. Habrá un colapso financiero. El país caerá. Esto fue constante todos los días.Hay quienes dicen que Corbyn hizo demasiadas concesiones a los elementos burgueses en su partido, representados por Tony Blair, y que Corbyn debería haber tenido una línea dura y expulsar a todos los elementos burgueses. Algo sobre lo que pensar. Eso se compara con otros países– digamos Francia ahora.Pero en comparación con otros países en Europa y en todo el mundo, no hay muchas huelgas de trabajadores en Gran Bretaña, particularmente en Inglaterra. A decir verdad, si hay una huelga local de trabajadores del transporte.Solo para darle una idea de cómo una huelga y la lucha de los trabajadores pueden compararse con una elección, y el peligro que conlleva. Los trabajadores en huelga realmente suspendieron la huelga por un día para que pudieran regresar y votar, así tiene sentido.Las elecciones: el juego de la burguesíaEsto es importante para mí y creo que es importante para todos los revolucionarios porque si se confía en las elecciones y no presionas o ayudas a la clase trabajadora a ponerse en movimiento a través de luchas de masas, huelgas, ocupaciones, es muy peligroso. Esos huelguistas llevaron a cabo ocupaciones. Nueve de cada diez veces, las elecciones burguesas son lo más importante para la burguesía. Ese es su juego.Es raro que la burguesía no gane de alguna manera en las elecciones burguesas. Cuando los trabajadores están luchando con huelgas, han tenido la oportunidad de darse cuenta de su fuerza y su poder. Así que eso es algo que espero se revise allí cuando analicen cómo sucedió. Creo que muchos izquierdistas se sienten muy deprimidos y mal en todo el mundo. Pero esto pasará, y la crisis para los trabajadores británicos se profundizará con más austeridad, más ataques. Así que esta es solo una fase, y estamos tratando de discernir algunas lecciones.Por supuesto, el principal problema en estas elecciones fue Brexit: la votación en el verano de 2016 para abandonar la Unión Europea y estar bajo el control de la clase dominante británica. Si todos fueran sinceros, debería haber quedado lo más claro posible que este era un callejón sin salida para la clase trabajadora.Claro, la burguesía de la Unión Europea es horrible. Estamos en contra de ellos, pero, intercambiar la burguesía europea como su amo por la burguesía británica es un callejón sin salida para la clase trabajadora.Se necesita una huelga masiva de trabajadoresAlgunos dicen que la posición de Corbyn sobre Brexit era demasiado equívoca. Intentó complacer a todos. Esto probablemente era cierto. Parece que no se sentía lo suficientemente seguro y fuerte como para decir: Brexit es un truco para dividir a la clase trabajadora, especialmente contra los trabajadores inmigrantes. Y es racista. Entonces esto debería ser de lo que se debe hablar.Deberíamos hablar sobre cómo organizar una huelga masiva de los trabajadores y sus aliados en todo el mundo– o sea, toda la clase obrera. Quizás las posibilidades de que Corbyn y el Partido Laborista ganaran eran muy, muy escasas debido a Brexit y otras cosas.No se trata solo de los trabajadores. También representa una división en la clase dominante británica. Pero a lo que a nosotros respecta, su objetivo principal, en términos de división y uso del racismo, era definitivamente la clase trabajadora.No creo que la clase dominante británica permitiera que Corbyn ganara. No iban a hacer eso. El era temido. Se le consideraba demasiado atípico para los intereses de la burguesía británica –a menos que hubiera algún tipo de situación revolucionaria donde las masas estuvieran en las calles por los cientos de miles que exigían la revolución y el socialismo. Quizás entonces.Pero ese no fue el caso la semana pasada. Además, la clase dominante dentro del Partido Tory y la clase dominante dentro del Partido Laborista se unieron contra Corbyn. Ahí es donde su unidad de clase trascendió la lealtad de su partido.Si va a perder una elección desde una perspectiva táctica y política, tal vez algunos en el Partido Laborista fueron optimistas. Estoy seguro de que lucharon hasta el último minuto antes de las elecciones.Sin embargo, si pensabas que iba a salir como pensabas –y muchos de ellos tenían muchas preguntas al respecto porque sabían de la guerra se libraba contra el Partido Laborista– algunas veces es mejor si vas a perder un elección para ser políticamente fuerte. Y no se equivoque en cuestiones de principios, de modo que al menos haya sentado las bases para la lucha futura.No podemos ponernos en el lugar de Corbyn. En general, nuestro partido evita tener un análisis de arriba abajo de la situación a la que se enfrentan la clase trabajadora y la izquierda en otro país, aunque mantenemos nuestro derecho a comentarlo. Hubiera sido mejor si Corbyn hubiera salido con más fuerza como internacionalista. Nadie defendía a los trabajadores migrantes que están bajo ataque.La solidaridad con los trabajadores migrantes es claveIncluso si Corbyn perdió algunos votos, debería haber dicho con mucha fuerza: “Estoy con los trabajadores migrantes. Son parte de nuestra clase”.Una de las razones por las cuales el Partido Laborista tendrá que fortalecerse en esta cuestión del internacionalismo proletario es porque hoy hay tanta confusión al respecto. Sin un internacionalismo calificado, se le ve como algo que sirve a la burguesía.En otras palabras, con la globalización imperialista son los ricos los internacionalistas, y dicen que eso es en interés de la clase trabajadora. Es como la mentira de que las ciudades son para la burguesía y el campo es para la clase trabajadora. Trump también ha tratado de jugar esa carta.No. Los trabajadores de la ciudad, independientemente de sus trabajos, esa es la clase trabajadora. Los trabajadores en las ciudades pertenecen a la clase trabajadora tanto como los trabajadores en el campo. No es una división generacional. Algunos dicen que muchos jóvenes eran para Corbyn, pero él perdió a los trabajadores blancos mayores en el centro del país.¡No al racismo! ¡Forja la unidad de la clase trabajadora!Nuestro mensaje es: No. No elegimos. Todos ellos son la clase trabajadora y ese es el punto. Tienes que hablar más y más sobre la clase. Para cualquier revolucionario que sea viable y para cualquier partido revolucionario, tienes que hacerlo. La siguiente fase de la lucha de clases global es tomar una posición realmente fuerte contra el racismo y el internacionalismo de la clase trabajadora.Ahora puede parecer un poco abstracto y no tan importante como abordar las luchas locales en las que se encuentra la gente. Ya sea Medicare para Todos o la universidad gratuita o luchar contra la brutalidad policial racista en el metro o en las calles, las personas se relacionan con las luchas locales.Pero tarde o temprano, a medida que la crisis mundial se profundice junto con las luchas de clases, el internacionalismo se volverá cada vez más decisivo. Me pregunto si habría sido una buena idea para Corbyn convocar una conferencia en Londres de socialistas y revolucionarios europeos que quieran discutir cómo podemos fortalecer la lucha de clases contra la Unión Europea, los banqueros en Alemania –y unirlos a todos.Eso diría mucho. Eso sería una señal para cualquiera que esté preocupado por el efecto del chovinismo y el nacionalismo burgués. No, este es un líder que tiene una visión internacionalista.No estoy seguro de si este tema se convirtió en parte del programa del comentario de la Tercera Internacional. (Tuvimos una discusión sobre eso hace unos meses, ya que este es el centésimo aniversario de la Tercera Internacional formada en Moscú en 1919).Pero si la Internacional no tomó esa posición, al menos lo estaban discutiendo y pidiendo que los trabajadores declarar un Estados Unidos de Europa, donde se unirían los trabajadores europeos que luchan contra la unidad imperialista de las fuerzas burguesas. Ese es un punto importante. Tarde o temprano tenemos que volver a eso.¡Construye internacionalismo!Me pregunto qué habría ayudado a Corbyn – qué habría marcado la diferencia. Que habría enviado un mensaje que hubiera sido interpretado como:“No nos vamos a voltear en contra los trabajadores migrantes o los trabajadores fuera de nuestros límites geográficos”.Quizás Corbyn debería ir a París porque hay una tremenda huelga general en Francia con miles y miles de trabajadores en las calles de cada ciudad. Sabemos que la huelga es principalmente contra los intentos del Presidente Emmanuel Macron y la burguesía de quitarle los beneficios de jubilación. Algunas personas tendrán que trabajar más tiempo para obtenerlos. Pero hay otros problemas involucrados.Imagínense si los líderes del Partido Laborista hubieran ido a París para decir que todos estamos con los trabajadores franceses. E imaginen si se enviarán delegaciones desde Italia, España, Alemania, Noruega y Polonia para mostrar solidaridad con los trabajadores franceses y su huelga general. Y, aún más, vamos a tener una huelga general en todo el continente para que la unidad burguesa ya no suene en la Unión Europea, sino que significa la unidad de la clase trabajadora.Como dije antes, este tema del internacionalismo puede no parecer tan urgente e importante en este momento, pero eso va a cambiar, especialmente si estalla una guerra en cualquier lugar. A nuestro partido le iría muy bien –si juzgamos nuestros esfuerzos en la historia, si fuéramos el partido principal en el centro del imperialismo mundial y tuviéramos el historial más sólido, no solo en papel y en discursos, sino en acciones, que estuviéramos listos para mostrar la dirección a un nuevo tipo de internacionalismo proletario.En última instancia, la forma de luchar contra el chovinismo y el nacionalismo burgués racista –y estamos hablando de Trump tanto como de Boris Johnson o de cualquiera de los neofascistas en Europa– es luchar utilizando el internacionalismo. Luchar contra el nacionalismo burgués reaccionario con el internacionalismo proletario.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Men’s basketball wins fourth straight in home finale

first_imgFacebook Twitter + posts ReddIt printThe men’s basketball team honored its senior players Tuesday night in their home finale against Kansas State.The group of six left their final contest at Schollmaier Arena with a 66-59 win, improving TCU’s record to 21-9, 9-8 in conference and bringing them to fourth in the Big 12. With the loss, the Wildcats dropped to 9-8 in conference and fifth in the Big 12.The victory means TCU is likely to play in its first NCAA Tournament since 1998. Several TCU seniors said competing in the tournament was their main goal for the season.“We couldn’t let it slip away like it did last year,” TCU senior forward Vladimir Brodziansky said. “Every time we got a chance to talk about it, we said we have to make the tournament. It was the reason we came here, to turn this program around.”Kenrich Williams knocks down the first two points of the night on a midrange jumper. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.In the first half, TCU shot 54 percent while K-State made 48 percent of their attempts. By the end of the game, both teams shot under 50 percent with the Horned Frogs at 44 percent and K-State at 47 percent.K-State also led the game in free throw shooting by just over four percent– TCU hit 15 of 26 attempts, while K-State went 5-8 from the charity stripe.The Horned Frogs made up for their shooting woes on defense, out-rebounding Kansas State 35-30 and forcing three more turnovers, 19, than they committed, 16. Those 19 turnovers turned into 22 TCU points.“It was a good win for us because we won it with our defense and rebounding with deflections and loose balls,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said.The Horned Frogs maintained a lead throughout the first half and were up four at the break. Senior guard Kenrich Williams paced TCU with a team-high nine points and six rebounds. He finished his final home game with a team-high 16 points and 11 rebounds.“It was great,” Williams said. “I got involved early, and my teammates did a good job of finding me. I just wanted to come out and play hard, which is how I want people to remember me when I leave here.”After TCU forward Kouat Noi slammed home the first two points of the second half, the Wildcats ripped off a run of nine points in a row to claim a 38-35 lead just over two minutes into the second half. The stretch was led by K-State forwards Makol Mawien and Dean Wade.TCU forward Ahmed Hamdy snapped the Horned Frogs’ dry spell with a breakaway slam dunk. Williams scored TCU’s next seven points, and Hamdy returned the lead to the home team, 47-46, by converting a reverse layup into a three-point play.K-State guard Barry Brown Jr., the team’s leading scorer this season, picked up his fourth foul on a drive by TCU guard Alex Robinson with 7:05 left to play. Brown Jr. finished with 17 points. The Wildcats struggled to produce outside of Brown and Wade, as the duo scored 41 of the Wildcats’ 59 points while the rest of the team shot 8-29 from the floor. Following a Mawien tip-in with just over 4:23 on the clock, K-State held a 56-55 lead for almost two minutes.Then the floodgates opened for the Horned Frogs, who scored nine straight points with a layup and four free throws from guard Desmond Bane and a three-pointer from Brodziansky. With 43 seconds remaining, TCU held an insurmountable eight-point advantage, 64-56.Dixon said Bane’s defense sparked the rally.“He is doing more and more stuff than getting up shots,” Dixon said. “He’s getting more steals, deflections and rebounds. He’s become a better defender as we’ve become a better defensive team. That’s what we need.”The sophomore finished the game with 15 points to go along with five rebounds and three assists. He also had a perfect night from the free throw line, going 6-6.Up NextThe Horned Frogs hit the road for their final regular season game, heading to Lubbock to try to avenge a 12-point home loss against the Red Raiders.“Tech is a great team,” Williams said. “They’re a top team in the Big 12. We’re going to have to play hard and get stops like we did tonight.” Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt Kenrich Williams drives to the rim against Kansas State. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Linkedin Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trusteecenter_img Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podell Linkedin Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TAGSJamie DixonNCAA tournament Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Previous articleTCU Food Recovery Network works to minimize campus wasteNext articleHoroscope: February 28, 2018 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Officials hopeful after COVID-19 cases drop

first_imgFacebook Paschal-area residents opposed to new apartments TCU student starts a new business to bring nostalgic school spirit ReddIt The adjustment to self-isolation World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Twitter ReddIt Linkedin Tables in the library are marked off as “limited use” to promote social distancing. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Virtual town hall with the Chancellor + posts Collin Grayhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/collin-gray/ Collin Grayhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/collin-gray/ Previous articleCandidate Conversations: Gabby DouthittNext articlePatterson happy with how football has handled COVID-19 Collin Gray RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Collin Gray is a junior journalism major and history minor from Fort Worth, Texas. Outside of the classroom, he enjoys hanging out with his friends, keeping up with current events and enjoying TCU sporting events. Facebook Collin Grayhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/collin-gray/ Collin Grayhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/collin-gray/ Collin Gray Twitter printFollowing five days of decline in new COVID-19 cases and a decrease in total cases, TCU officials said the situation may be improving. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull wrote Monday in an email to faculty and staff the news is not a celebration but a sign that the university’s efforts at slowing the spread of the disease are working.Cavins-Tull wrote she expects to see “upticks and downward trends” in the coming days. According to the email, there were far fewer on- and off-campus gatherings of students over the weekend. Events held after the first week of classes were identified as the source of a spike in infections leading into last week.Read more: ‘We literally cannot keep up’: Spike in COVID-19 cases prompts warning Though TCU reported a decline in total active cases Monday, Cavins-Tull wrote measures such as avoiding gatherings, wearing masks, social distancing, and frequent hand washing and cleaning should be continued. This is a shift from her email to students last week, when she announced the availability of isolation beds was at 42%. She said she sent the message to make sure students were concerned about the availability. “It’s our job to calibrate the needs of our students and try to keep students conscientious, which is really important.”Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-TullThough the status of isolation bed availability is Level Yellow, Cavins-Tull said TCU has enough personal protective equipment to accommodate students in the upcoming cold and flu season. As students recover, TCU will have more beds available, but Cavins-Tull said TCU isn’t out of the woods yet. “While it is hard to avoid gatherings among friends who have been apart, I believe the necessary changes in behavior will have positive results,” she wrote in Monday’s email. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

New press law abused by government, more arrests

first_img Receive email alerts May 17, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New press law abused by government, more arrests November 27, 2020 Find out more Three more journalists have been arrested under the new Access to information act. Reporters sans frontieres asks President Robert Mugabe to stop harassment of the privately-owned media. Reports Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Help by sharing this information ZimbabweAfrica News Follow the news on Zimbabwe Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail November 12, 2020 Find out more ZimbabweAfrica RSF_en News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation to go further News September 1, 2020 Find out more After the arrest of three more journalists in Zimbabwe, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) today deplored the unjustified use of the new press law to silence all independent voices in the country and called on President Robert Mugabe to stop harassment of the privately-owned media..”The government is doing everything it can to block journalists working for the independent media,” said RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard. “It is becoming impossible to print anything criticising the regime without running the risk of up to two years in prison.” President Mugabe is on RSF’s worldwide list of 38 predators of press freedom.Three staffers of the privately-owned weekly The Standard – editor-in-chief Bornwell Chakaodza and two journalists, Farai Mutsaka and Fungayi Kanyuchi – were arrested by police on 16 May and taken to the main police station in Harare.They were accused of “abusing journalistic privileges by publishing falsehoods,” which carries a prison sentence of up to two years and a 100,000 Zimbabwe dollars fine (about €2,000) under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act signed into law by the president in March. They were targeted for two articles that appeared in the paper on 12 March, in which Mutsaka said Zimbabwe had bought anti-riot tankers from Israel to break up anti-government demonstrations and Kanyuchi said some police were freeing arrested prostitutes in exchange for sex. Chakaodza was charged because he was technically responsible for publishing the articles.These arrests bring to 11 the number of journalists who have been picked up and accused of “abusing journalistic privileges” since the press law came into force on 15 March.last_img read more

Newspaper editor missing since 20 November in Michoacán state

first_img News MexicoAmericas News Help by sharing this information to go further Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the news of the disappearance of José Antonio García Apac, the editor of the weekly Ecos de la Cuenca in Tepalcatepec, who wrote about drug trafficking. He has been missing since 20 November and the press freedom organisation fears the worst. RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voiced alarm today at the news that José Antonio García Apac, the editor of the weekly Ecos de la Cuenca in Tepalcatepec, in the southwestern state of Michoacán, has been missing since 20 November. The press freedom organisation fears the worst after Adolfo Sánchez Guzmán of radio Xhora Ori Stereo 99.3 was found shot dead on 30 November in the eastern state of Veracruz two days after going missing.“Not a week has gone by since the end of October without a journalist disappearing or being murdered in Mexico,” Reporters Without Borders said. “García Apac’s disappearance makes us fear the worst as he was working as a journalist in Michoacán state, where drug traffickers do not hesitate to decapitate rivals or critics.”The organisation added: “Once again, we call on the appropriate federal authorities to intervene in this case in an attempt to save this journalist’s life, and we urge the new government to give the authorities substantial investigative resources.”García Apac phoned his family on the evening of on 20 November to say he was leaving the newspaper and heading towards the family home in Morelia (the state capital). Reporters Without Borders learned that the last person to seem him, one of his colleagues, subsequently received a call from him at about 7:15 p.m. saying he was going to a meeting at the so-called “Ruana” intersection. Fifteen minutes later, one of his sons received a call from him that was cut short by voices telling García Apac to identify himself and to turn off his mobile phone. There has been no word of him since then and his car has not been found.García Apac had published several investigation reports in his newspaper about drug trafficking in Michoacán state, which is notorious for its violent feuding between local cartels.His family said he noticed he was being followed a few months ago. He had a few run-ins with the local mayor because of his outspoken criticism of the local level of violent crime but they patched up their differences. The family said he had also written to the state governor asking him to do more to combat drug trafficking.García Apac is the third journalist to have disappeared this year in Mexico. Eight others have been murdered this year, including Jaime Arturo Olvera Bravo of the daily La Voz de Michoacán, who was killed on 9 March. May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News December 4, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor missing since 20 November in Michoacán state May 13, 2021 Find out more Reports Receive email alerts 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Freedom of information falls prey to military crackdown

first_img Help by sharing this information Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution News Organisation Receive email alerts February 1, 2021 Find out more Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Follow the news on Egypt News News to go furthercenter_img RSF_en Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Egypt’s new authorities continue to censor the media and arrest journalists following their recent proclamation of a two-month extension to a state of emergency that expands their powers and restricts fundamental freedoms.“We are very disturbed by a renewed increase in violations of fundamental freedoms, including freedom of information, and by a wave of official statements displaying clear hostility towards media that fail to sing the army’s praises,” Reporters Without Borders said.“It is unacceptable and dangerous for the future of democracy in Egypt that media and journalists that are affiliated or sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood are being constantly targeted by the authorities on the grounds of maintaining public order and national security. “Arbitrary political decisions to close individual media are being systematically endorsed the courts, something that necessarily raises the question of the judicial system’s current independence. The separation of powers is the cornerstone of any system that aspires to be democratic.” Closure of Muslim Brotherhood mediaThe latest Muslim Brotherhood news media to be closed is the newspaper Al-Huria wa Al-Adala. Police raided its headquarters last night, seizing equipment and sealing entrances. The raid was in response to a 23 September court decision banning the Muslim Brotherhood and ordering the seizure of its property, a decision of a political nature.Previously, on 3 September, the administrative court of the State Council ruled that four TV stations – Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr, Ahrar 25, Al-Quds and Al-Yarmouk – should be closed for “threatening social peace,” “disseminating rumours and false, misleading reports” and inciting hatred and public disorder.That was also a political decision, one that endorsed previous arbitrary decisions about local and foreign media that supported or were affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood. On 3 July, the new authorities closed Misr 25, a TV station operated by the Freedom and Justice Party (the Muslim Brotherhood) and three local TV stations that supported the newly-ousted President Morsi – Al-Hafiz, Al-Nas and Rahma. Ahrar 25 was a new Egyptian TV station that was launched in mid-July to replace the newly closed Misr 25.Two days after the 3 July closures, the Egyptian telecommunications satellite operator Nilesat blocked three pan-Arab channels – Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa (Palestinian TV stations affiliated to Hamas) and Al-Yarmouk (a Muslim Brotherhood TV station based in Jordan).In a similar development, the ministry of investment, information and communications technology and media declared Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr (Qatar-based Al-Jazeera’s Egyptian offshoot) to be illegal on 28 August and banned it from operating in Egypt.Following deterioration in relations between Turkey and Egypt, the Egyptian authorities have also targeted several Turkish media.The police raided the Cairo offices of Turkey’s state-owned Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) on 10 September, seizing production equipment, computers and recordings. As a result, under pressure from the authorities, TRT has decided to temporarily suspend its operations in Egypt.One of TRT ’s journalists, Metin Turan, was previously arrested on 16 August. Various Turkish officials, including Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arinç and foreign minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, contacted the Egyptian authorities to request his release but the authorities have continued to order two-week extensions to his detention.The police raided the Cairo bureau of the Ihlas News Agency (IHA), a privately-owned Turkish news agency on 20 August, and arrested its bureau chief, Tahir Osman Hamde, the same day. He was held arbitrarily until 4 September.Al-Faraeen, an Egyptian TV station that openly supports the army, was closed on14 September for violating journalistic ethics.Continuing arrestsMore than 10 journalists are currently detained in Egypt without being brought to trial. Their detention is renewed every 15 days, the legal limit for administrative detention.Although most of the detained journalists work or worked for media affiliated or sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood (such as Islam Today, Rassd and Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr), they are all professional journalists who are the victims of the Egyptian government’s repressive policies.Ahmad Abu Deraa, a reporter for the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, was arrested in El-Arish, in North Sinai, on 4 September after writing several articles about the army’s operations in Sinai. He is still being held pending trial before a military court. Originally set for 15 September, the trial has been postponed twice, until 18 and now 25 September.Two journalists with the daily Al-Shorouk, reporter Azza Moghazy and photographer Sabry Khaled, were arrested at their hotel in El-Arish on 22 September by police who thought they were Al-Jazeera journalists. Khaled was hit several times as they were being taken to Sinai provincial security headquarters.The two journalists were released two hours later after the police realized their mistake and apologised. In an interview for the newspaper Al-Ahram, Khaled said: “Being Al-Jazeera reporters or having (any other) affiliation does not warrant such treatment.” Their arrest was very indicative of the oppressive climate in which journalists currently have to work. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa September 25, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freedom of information falls prey to military crackdown EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News February 6, 2021 Find out more January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest

first_img News News Receive email alerts News November 23, 2020 Find out more Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Impunity February 11, 2021 Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest Organisation RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the refusal of Bulgarian chief public prosecutor Ivan Geshev’s office to investigate the beating that freelance journalist Dimiter Kenarov received from the police last September. A new, independent and transparent investigation is needed, RSF says. center_img Nikolay Doychinov / AFP Follow the news on Bulgaria Help by sharing this information March 10, 2021 Find out more Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedom to go further BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Impunity It seems that the Bulgarian authorities are loath to condemn police violence. According to the Association of European Journalists, the chief public prosecutor’s office refused on 22 January to open an investigation into Dimiter Kenarov’s violent arrest while covering an anti-government protest in Sofia on 2 September.Kenarov, who is known for his coverage of armed conflicts for international media such as Foreign Policy and BBC, was badly beaten, handcuffed and held for more than five hours without being able to speak to a lawyer.According to a police investigation, whose findings are fully accepted by the chief public prosecutor’s office, Kenarov was “invited” to the police station after provoking a difference of opinion with police officers. The police conducted an internal investigation into suspicions that police officers hit Kenarov but, according to the prosecutor’s office, were unable to identify those responsible.“We condemn the Sofia police’s refusal to reexamine this journalist’s arbitrary and violent arrest, and the absurd and dystopian narrative, worthy of George Orwell, being used by the authorities,” said Pavol Szalai, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “A new independent investigation is needed to establish the facts and to ensure that the authorities do not tolerate such behaviour towards journalists covering demonstrations.”Several other journalists, including AFP reporter Nikolay Doychinov, were the victims of police violence during the 2 September demonstration. Doychinov was roughed up and his camera was damaged.Bulgaria is ranked 111th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en December 2, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Fall into Great Car Maintenance

first_imgCover Story Fall into Great Car Maintenance By ANGELA MORGAN Published on Monday, November 2, 2015 | 11:43 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  When the seasons change it is important to take the time to do a car check. Even though Pasadena’s winters aren’t harsh by any means, it’s important to stay on a seasonal schedule to ensure that your car gets the care it needs.Fall is an important time to check all the lights on your car. With the days shortening you will find yourself driving in the dark for longer periods of time and keeping headlights on is invaluable.Now is also a good time to replace the wiper blades. Cracked or old wipers do not do an adequate job. If your wipers or no longer extremely flexible or getting the job done it is time to buy a new pair.Get your battery checked too. The last thing anyone needs is to be stranded on the side of a dark road alone because of a failed battery. Take the time to get your brakes and tires looked at as well.Get your car to a professional for its annual check-up. Consider this your car’s annual physical just as you need an annual check-up your car can benefit from a seasonal tune-up.JK Automotive Volvo Specialists are a local resource for ensuring that your car is in optimal health. They are located at 1587 East Walnut in Pasadena. You can reach JK Volvo at (626) 792-2240. You can visit them at www.jkvolvospecialists.com. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more