Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgMorison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileMorison Industries Plc manufactures and markets a range of pharmaceutical and hygiene products in Nigeria as well as imports and distributes medical, surgical and hospital consumables. The company is a leader in the field of Woundcare solutions, trauma/arthroplasty and bone graft products in Nigeria. Its Advance Wound Management business offers a range of products from initial wound bed preparation to full wound closure. Antiseptics and disinfectants are marketed under the Morigad brand name. Other well known brands include Gypsona, Dynacast, Soffban, Cutisoft and Leukomed. Morison Industries Plc is involved in merchandising hip, knee and shoulder joints implants as well as ancillary products such as bone cement and biomaterials for elective orthopaedic and trauma surgery; and is a distributor of the full range of Braun medical products. Morison Agro Allied is a subsidiary of Morison Industries Plc and markets a range of agricultural preparations including herbicides and biocide disinfectants under the brand names Glutacide, Germicide and Lysol. Morison Industries Plc has an export license from the Nigerian Exportation Promotion Council to export shea nuts, cashew nuts, cocoa, ginger, bitter kola and sesame seeds. The company also has a division which manufactures and markets products made from fish oil with High Omega 3 content in addition to selling lifestyle products which improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels and helps reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Morison Industries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Munster stars injured in fire pit accident

first_img Munster stars injured in fire pit accidentMunster stars Mike Haley, CJ Stander, Damian de Allende and RG Snyman all required treatment for superficial burns following a “fire pit accident” over the weekend, with a report from South Africa saying a “petrol can caught alight and exploded”.In a post on Munster Rugby’s official website on Monday evening, the side said that Haley and Stander had suffered burns to their hands and were likely return to training this week ahead of Friday night’s Rainbow Cup clash with Zebre. However De Allende and Snyman – who were both named in the Springboks squad for the upcoming British & Irish Lions series – have sustained more substantial burns to their legs, hands and face.Related: South Africa squad to face the LionsSouth African journalist Brendan Nel has since written for Supersport, “According to De Allende the players were enjoying themselves at a firepit when ‘one of the guys decided to pour petrol on the fire.’“The petrol can caught alight and exploded, leaving the players in need of hospital attention.”The quotes from de Allende in the Supersport piece go on: “We were just sitting around the fire and one of the boys threw a bit of petrol over the fire and then it caught his hand and he just tried to put it down on the floor and then the whole thing caught alight and exploded.“We should be okay in a few weeks hopefully.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Damian de Allende and CJ Stander, were both injured (Inpho) Mike Haley, CJ Stander, Damian de Allende and RG Snyman all suffered burns Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. In the Munster statement head coach Johann van Graan added: “We are hugely relieved that the lads are all ok.“The players have all been treated and are being well looked after with Damian and RG meeting the specialist again later this week to review next steps of their recovery.” The South African duo of de Allende and Snyman will not take part in any training or rehabilitation programmes and they will meet a specialist again later in the week, the province has said. There is yet to be an update from the Springboks or their head coach Jacques Nienaber on the incident.last_img read more

216 Social Dwellings for students and professors in Cerdanyola…

first_img Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/473447/216-social-dwellings-for-students-and-professors-in-cerdanyola-del-valles-bru-lacomba-setoain Clipboard 2008 Housing Year:  Spain Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/473447/216-social-dwellings-for-students-and-professors-in-cerdanyola-del-valles-bru-lacomba-setoain Clipboard 216 Social Dwellings for students and professors in Cerdanyola del Vallés / Bru Lacomba SetoainSave this projectSave216 Social Dwellings for students and professors in Cerdanyola del Vallés / Bru Lacomba Setoain Save this picture!© J. Bernadó+ 13 Share Architects: Bru Lacomba Setoain Area Area of this architecture project Area:  17536 m² Area:  17536 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2008 ArchDaily photographs:  J. BernadóPhotographs:  J. Bernadó, Courtesy of Bru Lacomba SetoainCollaborator:J. MuñozConsultants:AT3, BOMA, PGI GroupConstruction:SACYRCity:Bellaterra, BarcelonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!SectionRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels + Creaktive in Social HousingWoodEGGERMelamine-faced Panels in Park Regis HotelText description provided by the architects. On its urbanside, the building links its geometries with the neighbor hotel to configure a square. On its facade opened to a green corridor of the Vallès, takes the form of a crescent, hosting the Sant Domenech Valley. Save this picture!Courtesy of Bru Lacomba SetoainA hole in the main volume creates a balcony that not only binds square and crescent, but also links the three valleys that create the topography of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Save this picture!Courtesy of Bru Lacomba SetoainThe materials, colors and various construction solutions -from prefabricated to in situ- do not want to be different but integrated with the architecture of the place, though they may be only discrete. The attention to place wants to unify, at the same time, the oldest and the newest. Project gallerySee allShow lessPresido Trust Rejects Shortlisted Proposals, Calls Off CompetitionArchitecture NewsTourist Centre on Klekovaca Mountain International CompetitionArticlesProject locationAddress:Unitat de Garantia de Qualitat de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Campus UAB, Edificio A, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Barcelona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  “COPY” 216 Social Dwellings for students and professors in Cerdanyola del Vallés / Bru Lacomba Setoain CopyAbout this officeBru Lacomba SetoainOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingBellaterra, BarcelonaBellaterraBarcelonaHousingSpainPublished on February 05, 2014Cite: “216 Social Dwellings for students and professors in Cerdanyola del Vallés / Bru Lacomba Setoain” 05 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More 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 CopyHousing•Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spainlast_img read more

Funding available from London Councils

first_img Howard Lake | 5 March 2007 | News London Councils is inviting applications from voluntary and community organisations to provide services under its new commissioning process for its £28 million grants programme.The funding covers a range of services designed to support London’s diverse communities. To be eligible groups need to provide a service that benefits people from at least two London boroughs and of course to meet the funding criteria.London Councils is particularly keen to receive bids from organisations that serve residents of outer London. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Funding is released in four phases between February and September 2007. Groups can now apply to provide the first phase of services. Opportunities for receiving funding under further phases will be announced later this year. Funding available from London Councils 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.last_img read more

Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value offers SFr 500k

first_img 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. Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value offers SFr 500k  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 March 2011 | News Nestlé is offering 500,000 Swiss Francs (about £340,000) to NGOs, small enterprises and individuals delivering projects focused on water, nutrition or rural development in developing countries. The Nestle Prize in Creating Shared Value is designed to help a project become financially sustainable and to expand.The first Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value was awarded in May 2010 to International Development Enterprises (IDE) Cambodia for a project improving agricultural productivity and income among rural Cambodian population.The nomination period closes on 30 June 2011.www.nestle.com/CSV/CSVPrizeImage: Nestlé on flickr.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Fundinglast_img read more

New Swim Serpentine event offers fundraising opportunity

first_img A new open water swimming event launches this September, organised by London Marathon Events in partnership with British Swimming.Swim Serpentine is a two-day open water swimming festival staged in and around Hyde Park’s Serpentine on 24-25th September. Day one will see up to 6,000 swimmers swim a mile in open water either for charity, or by entry through a public ballot. Day two will feature the British Open Water Swimming Championships over a distance of 3.2km, and an elite invitation 5km swim.Charity entries close on 29th July, while the ticket ballot closes at 17:00 on 29th April, or when 16,000 applications have been received.Tommy’s, Anthony Nolan, Cancer Research UK. And Breast Cancer Now are some of the charities offering charity places in this year’s event, with Virgin Money Giving the official fundraising partner.Jo Barnett, head of social enterprise at Virgin Money Giving said:“Virgin Money Giving is extremely proud to be named as the official fundraising partner of the new Swim Serpentine event. It takes place in one of London’s most iconic and well-known parks and is an excellent platform for people to raise money for charity.”  100 total views,  1 views today Advertisement New Swim Serpentine event offers fundraising opportunity 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.  101 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Melanie May | 29 February 2016 | News Tagged with: fundraising events Londonlast_img read more

USDA Announces ‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’ to Distribute Resources More Equitably

first_img SHARE USDA Announces ‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’ to Distribute Resources More Equitably Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Announces ‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’ to Distribute Resources More Equitably Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market disruptions. The new initiative—USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers—will reach a broader set of producers than in previous COVID-19 aid programs. USDA is dedicating at least $6 billion toward the new programs.The Department will also develop rules for new programs that will put a greater emphasis on outreach to small and socially disadvantaged producers, specialty crop and organic producers, timber harvesters, as well as provide support for the food supply chain and producers of renewable fuel, among others. Existing programs like the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will fall within the new initiative and, where statutory authority allows, will be refined to better address the needs of producers.USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers was needed, said Vilsack, after a review of previous COVID-19 assistance programs targeting farmers identified a number of gaps and disparities in how assistance was distributed as well as inadequate outreach to underserved producers and smaller and medium operations.“The pandemic affected all of agriculture, but many farmers did not benefit from previous rounds of pandemic-related assistance. The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to helping as many producers as possible, as equitably as possible,” said Vilsack. “Our new USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative will help get financial assistance to a broader set of producers, including to socially disadvantaged communities, small and medium sized producers, and farmers and producers of less traditional crops.”USDA will reopen sign-up for CFAP 2 for at least 60 days beginning on April 5, 2021. The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has committed at least $2.5 million to improve outreach for CFAP 2 and will establish partnerships with organizations with strong connections to socially disadvantaged communities to ensure they are informed and aware of the application process.The payments announced Wednesday (under Part 3, below) will go out under the existing CFAP rules; however, future opportunities for USDA Pandemic Assistance will be reviewed for verified need and during the rulemaking process, USDA will look to make eligibility more consistent with the Farm Bill. Moving forward, USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers will utilize existing programs, such as the Local Agricultural Marketing Program, Farming Opportunities Training and Outreach, and Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, and others to enhance educational and market opportunities for agricultural producers.USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers – 4 Parts Announced TodayPart 1: Investing $6 Billion to Expand Help & Assistance to More ProducersUSDA will dedicate at least $6 billion to develop a number of new programs or modify existing proposals using discretionary funding from the Consolidated Appropriations Act and other coronavirus funding that went unspent by the previous administration. Where rulemaking is required, it will commence this spring. These efforts will include assistance for:Dairy farmers through the Dairy Donation Program or other means:Euthanized livestock and poultry;Biofuels;Specialty crops, beginning farmers, local, urban and organic farms;Costs for organic certification or to continue or add conservation activitiesOther possible expansion and corrections to CFAP that were not part of today’s announcement such as to support dairy or other livestock producers;Timber harvesting and hauling;Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other protective measures for food and farm workers and specialty crop and seafood producers, processors and distributors;Improving the resilience of the food supply chain, including assistance to meat and poultry operations to facilitate interstate shipment;Developing infrastructure to support donation and distribution of perishable commodities, including food donation and distribution through farm-to-school, restaurants or other community organizations; andReducing food waste.Part 2: Adding $500 Million of New Funding to Existing ProgramsUSDA expects to begin investing approximately $500 million in expedited assistance through several existing programs this spring, with most by April 30. This new assistance includes:$100 million in additional funding for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, administered by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), which enhances the competitiveness of fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops.$75 million in additional funding for the Farmers Opportunities Training and Outreach program, administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, which encourages and assists socially disadvantaged, veteran, and beginning farmers and ranchers in the ownership and operation of farms and ranches.$100 million in additional funding for the Local Agricultural Marketing Program, administered by the AMS and Rural Development, which supports the development, coordination and expansion of direct producer-to-consumer marketing, local and regional food markets and enterprises and value-added agricultural products.$75 million in additional funding for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program, administered by the NIFA, which provides funding opportunities to conduct and evaluate projects providing incentives to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by low-income consumers$20 million for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to improve and maintain animal disease prevention and response capacity, including the National Animal Health Laboratory Network.$20 million for the Agricultural Research Service to work collaboratively with Texas A&M on the critical intersection between responsive agriculture, food production, and human nutrition and health.$28 million for NIFA to provide grants to state departments of agriculture to expand or sustain existing farm stress assistance programs.Approximately $80 million in additional payments to domestic users of upland and extra-long staple cotton based on a formula set in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 that USDA plans to deliver through the Economic Adjustment Assistance for Textile Mills program.Part 3: Carrying Out Formula Payments under CFAP 1, CFAP 2, CFAP AAThe Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, enacted December 2020 requires FSA to make certain payments to producers according to a mandated formula. USDA is now expediting these provisions because there is no discretion involved in interpreting such directives, they are self-enacting.An increase in CFAP 1 payment rates for cattle. Cattle producers with approved CFAP 1 applications will automatically receive these payments beginning in April. Information on the additional payment rates for cattle can be found on gov/cfap. Eligible producers do not need to submit new applications, since payments are based on previously approved CFAP 1 applications. USDA estimates additional payments of more than $1.1 billion to more than 410,000 producers, according to the mandated formula.Additional CFAP assistance of $20 per acre for producers of eligible crops identified as CFAP 2 flat-rate or price-trigger crops beginning in April. This includes alfalfa, corn, cotton, hemp, peanuts, rice, sorghum, soybeans, sugar beets and wheat, among other crops. FSA will automatically issue payments to eligible price trigger and flat-rate crop producers based on the eligible acres included on their CFAP 2 applications. Eligible producers do not need to submit a new CFAP 2 application. For a list of all eligible row-crops, visit gov/cfap. USDA estimates additional payments of more than $4.5 billion to more than 560,000 producers, according to the mandated formula.USDA will finalize routine decisions and minor formula adjustments on applications and begin processing payments for certain applications filed as part of the CFAP Additional Assistance program in the following categories:Applications filed for pullets and turfgrass sod;A formula correction for row-crop producer applications to allow producers with a non-Actual Production History (APH) insurance policy to use 100% of the 2019 Agriculture Risk Coverage-County Option (ARC-CO) benchmark yield in the calculation;Sales commodity applications revised to include insurance indemnities, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program payments, and Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus payments, as required by statute; andAdditional payments for swine producers and contract growers under CFAP Additional Assistance remain on hold and are likely to require modifications to the regulation as part of the broader evaluation and future assistance; however, FSA will continue to accept applications from interested producers.Part 4: Reopening CFAP 2 Sign-Up to Improve Access & Outreach to Underserved ProducersAs noted above, USDA will re-open sign-up for of CFAP 2 for at least 60 days beginning on April 5, 2021.FSA has committed at least $2.5 million to establish partnerships and direct outreach efforts intended to improve outreach for CFAP 2 and will cooperate with grassroots organizations with strong connections to socially disadvantaged communities to ensure they are informed and aware of the application process.Please stay tuned for additional information and announcements under the USDA Pandemic Assistance to Producers initiative, which will help to expand and more equitably distribute financial assistance to producers and farming operations during the COVID-19 national emergency. Please visit www.farmers.gov for more information on the details of Wednesday’s announcement.USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. In the Biden-Harris administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, ensuring access to healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate-smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean-energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov. 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Two journalists and a blogger arrested as police violently break up rally

first_img Help by sharing this information News Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again March 17, 2021 Find out more November 10, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists and a blogger arrested as police violently break up rally February 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Malaysia to go further Reporters Without Borders today condemned brutality by riot police who broke up a peaceful demonstration in Kuala Lumpur on 8 November. Some 22 people were arrested during the day, including two journalists and a blogger. New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth Receive email alerts MalaysiaAsia – Pacific RSF_en News MalaysiaAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders today condemned brutality by riot police who broke up a peaceful demonstration in Kuala Lumpur on 8 November. Some 22 people were arrested during the day, including two journalists and a blogger.Demonstrators were singing the national anthem at the rally, held by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) and supporters of famed blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin (RKP), when anti-riot police charged the crowd without warning.They arrested around 20 people and took them to a police station in Petaling Jaya, in the suburbs of the capital. Among those arrested were opposition Members of Parliament and one of the lawyers for the blogger RKP, who was released on 6 November after 54 days in custody without trial.Syukri Mahamad, a cameraman for news website Malaysiakini, and a blogger known under his pseudonym “Fisherman’s wharf”, were also arrested. Those arrested were well treated and released without charge early the next morning. The police confiscated Syukri Mahamad’s camera and refused to return it on the grounds that it was needed for their investigation into the “illegal demonstrations.” “We call on the government to open an investigation into the arbitrary and violent arrests of peaceful demonstrators, aggravated by the fact that the police chief gave the media a false version of the events,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Journalists and bloggers should be able to cover demonstrations without suffering police threats and violence”, it added.On the same day, Rusnizam Mahat, journalist on the weekly Suara Keadilan, was arrested after a press conference held by the Selangor police chief, Khalid Abu Bakar, within the Petaling Jaya station at which he asked why arrests were made during peaceful demonstrations and the singing of the national anthem.Even though videos show the opposite (video showing that police charged during the singing of the Malaysian anthem “Negaraku”), Khalid Abu Bakar denied that he had failed to warn demonstrators before giving the order for them to be violently dispersed.At the end of the press conference, an officer and the police chief told Rusnizam Mahat to go to the interview room and asked him to make a statement. “Another officer asked me why I had gone to the demonstration and to the police station. After half an hour, I had to sign a statement and they released me”, he told Reporters Without Borders.Rusnizam Mahat said he had personally witnessed police brutality. “I saw a police officer harassing one of my journalist colleagues while he was taking embarrassing photos exposing police violence,” he said. Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments News Organisation January 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Appeal court says reporter has to serve time in jail

first_img Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists News September 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court says reporter has to serve time in jail News Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts RSF_en Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa A Casablanca appeal court upheld a prison sentence for newspaper reporter Mostapha Hurmatallah today, just a week after he was freed pending the outcome of his appeal. “This ruling marks the end of the relative respite the Moroccan press has been enjoying of late,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Whatever the result of the petition that will be made to the court of final appeal, Morocco is now clearly on a dangerous slope.” Reporters Without Borders is dismayed by the Casablanca appeal court’s decision today to uphold a prison sentence for reporter Mostapha Hurmatallah of the Arabic-language weekly Al Watan Al An, one week after he was freed pending the outcome of his appeal. “This ruling marks the end of the relative respite the Moroccan press has been enjoying of late,” the press freedom organisation said. “Whatever the result of the petition that will now be made to the court of final appeal, Morocco is now clearly on a dangerous slope.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Hurmatallah’s release a week ago was seen as a sign of government good faith by the many foreign journalists who came to cover the second elections held under King Mohammed. But the judicial authorities returned to their bad old ways as soon as the spotlights were turned off.”In its decision today, the Casablanca appeal court upheld Hurmatallah’s prison sentence but reduced it by a month, from eights months to seven, and reduced Al Watan Al An editor Abderrahim Ariri’s suspended prison sentence from six months to five. It also reduced their fines to 1,000 dirhams (89 euros). The original sentences were passed by a Casablanca criminal court on 15 August.Their lawyers said they expected that Hurmatallah would remain free pending the outcome of their petition to the court of final appeal. Arrested on 17 July, Hurmatallah spent a total of 56 days in detention, most of it in Oukacha prison.__________________________11.09 – Journalist freed pending outcome of appeal against 8-month jail termReporters Without Borders hails today’s decision by the Casablanca appeal court to grant a request for the provisional release of Al Watan Al An reporter Mostapha Hurmatallah pending the outcome of his appeal against an eight-month prison sentence for publishing a leaked internal security memo.“We are pleased that a judge finally agreed to put an end to this journalist’s imprisonment, which was unacceptable,” the organisation said. “We now hope that Hurmatallah will be acquitted on appeal. This would be the only honourable outcome to a case that has done great harm to press freedom in Morocco and has traumatised its journalists.”Four lawyers spoke in Hurmatallah’s defence during today’s first hearing in his appeal case. They said Hurmatallah and his editor, Abderrahim Ariri, could not be accused of “receiving and concealing” state documents as they had already published them. They also disputed the charge of “violating state security”on the grounds that the two journalists had only wanted to inform the Moroccan public about issues involving its security. “The press hides nothing and reveals everything,” one of the lawyers told the court.The judge consented to their request for Hurmatallah’s provisional release after they argued that the journalist, who is married and has one child, needed to be with his family during “the sacred month of Ramadan.” Previous requests for his release had been turned down.Hurmatallah had been detained since 17 July, the date on which he and his editor were arrested over a series of stories in the 14 July issue headlined, “The secret reports behind Morocco’s state of alert.” A Casablanca court convicted them on 15 August of “receiving documents obtained by criminal means” under article 571 of the criminal code. Ariri, who had been released on 24 July, received a six-month suspended sentence but Hurmatallah was ordered to serve a sentence of eight months in prison.The appeal court is expected to issue its decision on 18 September.For more information:15.08.2007: Journalist gets eight months in prison for story based on leaked security memo April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

An Taoiseach rejects McConalogue’s call for UK flood insurance model

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ Facebook By News Highland – December 15, 2015 Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th WhatsApp Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny The Taoiseach’s ruled out a levy on householders to deal with those who’ve been unable to get flood insurance.Hundreds of homes and businesses have been unable to get insurance because of previous flood events.Today Fianna Fail’s Charlie McConalogue called for a system to be introduced similar to the UK flood insurance model:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/charlifloodinsurance.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Amid those calls, Enda Kenny’s told the Dáil that can’t result in extra costs for households:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/16enda.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Pinterest Twitter An Taoiseach rejects McConalogue’s call for UK flood insurance model NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Previous articleDanger and delays as motorists speed and skip lights through N15 roadworksNext articleShauna Mc Fadden joins Nicolas Roche Performance Team News Highland Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today last_img read more