Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgEquity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Cadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgCadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Cadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCadbury Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of chocolate malt drink mixes, sweets, powder beverages and chewing gums in Nigeria. The company was established in the 1950s to source cocoa beans from Nigeria for the Cadbury Group; it then branched into re-packing imported bulk products and grew rapidly into a fully-fledged manufacturing operation producing a range of popular Cadbury brands. Cadbury Bournvita is the company’s flagship product which is a brand of malted and chocolate malt drink mixes that has energy and nutritional properties. The company introduced other Cadbury brands into its range in the 1970s; TomTom, a large black and white sweet for soothing relief; Cadbury Buttermilk, a delicious sweet with a butter and mint flavour; Tang, a popular powdered beverage; and Clorets and Trident, brands of chewing gum. Cadbury Nigeria Plc has a 99.66% stake in Cadbury Nigeria Plc Cocoa Processing Plant which sources cocoa powder for the manufacturing of Cadbury Bournvita. Mondelez International has a majority equity-interest of 74.97% in Cadbury Nigeria Plc through its holding in Cadbury Schweppes Overseas Limited. The remaining 25.03% equity-ownership is held by a diverse group of Nigerian individuals and institutional shareholders. Cadbury Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cadbury Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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New to investing? Three choices you need to make

first_img Michael Taylor | Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Getting started in investing can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Investing isn’t a points-scoring game like football or tennis — instead we win by not making mistakes. Think about a commercial pilot — he or she doesn’t score extra points for arriving at the intended destination faster. Pilots are paid to go through their checklists, not make any mistakes, and deliver the passengers and crew inside the aircraft to the destination safely. There are plenty of mistakes that are made by investors when new to the game, however you will be able to minimise these if you understand the three choices below. 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…Be patientThe longer the better. Being patient has long been considered a big factor in success in investing, because as Benjamin Graham said — “in the short term the stock market is a voting machine, but in the long term it’s a weighting machine”. But thinking long term does not mean we can be hugely speculative. The majority of speculative shares are speculative for one reason: they do not make any money and may never do so. Being patient does not mean waiting forever for a loser to become a winner! It is worth having exposure to some speculative stocks, as the longer the time frame used, the longer we have to make it back. But we should not go overboard here. Historically, winning shares on the stock market have tended to have strong cash flows and consistent growth in earnings and profits.Decide what type of investor you areInvesting can come in all shapes and sizes. Some people invest for income, so their focus is on dividends and established and stable business models, whereas some people invest for growth, so topline revenue growth for them is more important. Others prefer value investing, whereby they invest in stocks that have a margin of safety — its assets are worth more than the price of the stock. There are many ways to make money investing in the stock market and there is no right or wrong way. It is up to you to decide which field feels best for you and what you are most comfortable with doing. If you know you prefer a margin of safety, then investing in high-flying growth stocks that are carried on momentum rather than value won’t be for you.You need to decide your risk factor Investing in stocks comes with all sorts of risk: currency risk, political risk, country risk, earnings risk, to name just a few. You need to think about the risks that you are comfortable with taking and how they can affect you.For example, just because you are a value investor does not mean that you should invest in an undervalued gold mine in Siberia. It may have a margin of safety, but there is also a lot more risk than if the gold mine was located in a country with a friendly and stable mining environment. Making these three decisions should help you get started in investing.  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. Image source: Getty Images. New to investing? Three choices you need to make Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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. Views expressed 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Michael Taylorlast_img read more

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The origins of Cinco de Mayo

first_imgCinco de Mayo in MexicoWithin Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is primarily observed in the state of Puebla, where Zaragoza’s unlikely victory occurred, although other parts of the country also take part in the celebration.Traditions include military parades, recreations of the Battle of Puebla and other festive events. For many Mexicans, however, May 5 is a day like any other: It is not a federal holiday, so offices, banks, and stores remain open. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The battle of PueblaCertain that success would come swiftly, 6,000 French troops under General Charles Latrille de Lorencez set out to attack Puebla de Los Angeles, a small town in east-central Mexico. From his new headquarters in the north, Juárez rounded up a ragtag force of 2,000 loyal men—many of them either indigenous Mexicans or of mixed ancestry—and sent them to Puebla.The vastly outnumbered and poorly supplied Mexicans, led by Texas-born General Ignacio Zaragoza, fortified the town and prepared for the French assault. On May 5, 1862, Lorencez gathered his army—supported by heavy artillery—before the city of Puebla and led an assault.The battle lasted from daybreak to early evening, and when the French finally retreated they had lost nearly 500 soldiers. Fewer than 100 Mexicans had been killed in the clash.Although not a major strategic win in the overall war against the French, Zaragoza’s success at the Battle of Puebla on May 5 represented a great symbolic victory for the Mexican government and bolstered the resistance movement. In 1867—thanks in part to military support and political pressure from the United States, which was finally in a position to aid its besieged neighbor after the end of the Civil War—France finally withdrew.The same year, Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian, who had been installed as emperor of Mexico in 1864 by Napoleon, was captured and executed by Juárez’s forces. Puebla de Los Angeles was renamed for General Zaragoza, who died of typhoid fever months after his historic triumph there. From the History ChannelHint: It’s not Mexican Independence DayCinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Benito JuarezIn 1861, Benito Juárez—a lawyer and member of the indigenous Zapotec tribe—was elected president of Mexico. At the time, the country was in financial ruin after years of internal strife, and the new president was forced to default on debt payments to European governments.In response, France, Britain, and Spain sent naval forces to Veracruz, Mexico, demanding repayment. Britain and Spain negotiated with Mexico and withdrew their forces.France, however, ruled by Napoleon III, decided to use the opportunity to carve an empire out of Mexican territory. Late in 1861, a well-armed French fleet stormed Veracruz, landing a large force of troops and driving President Juárez and his government into retreat. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Confusion with Mexican Independence DayMany people outside Mexico mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican independence, which was declared more than 50 years before the Battle of Puebla.Independence Day in Mexico (Día de la Independencia) is commemorated on September 16, the anniversary of the revolutionary priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s famous “Grito de Dolores” (“Cry of Dolores”), a call to arms that amounted to a declaration of war against the Spanish colonial government in 1810. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twittercenter_img TAGSCinco de MayoHistory Channel Previous articleOrange County Government celebrates Community Action MonthNext articleCut the Sugar: Reducing the Sweet Stuff In Your Diet Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Cinco de Mayo in the United StatesIn the United States, Cinco de Mayo is widely interpreted as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with substantial Mexican-American populations.Chicano activists raised awareness of the holiday in the 1960s, in part because they identified with the victory of indigenous Mexicans (such as Juárez) over European invaders during the Battle of Puebla.Today, revelers mark the occasion with parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing and traditional foods such as tacos and mole poblano. Some of the largest festivals are held in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name herelast_img read more

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Research into UK Muslims’ philanthropy

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Howard Lake | 15 August 2003 | News Research into UK Muslims’ philanthropy Muslims’ philanthropy is to be studied in six countries including the UK.Researchers at The Centre for the Study of Islam at the University of Glasgow will examine British Muslims’ attitudes to charitable giving as part of an international research project. Other countries participating are Indonesia, India, Turkey, Egypt and Tanzania.The research is being funded by the Ford Foundation in New York. Advertisementcenter_img Read ‘Researchers to study charitable muslims’ at Ananova.com.  22 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.last_img read more

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Influx of size, depth expected to improve TCU defense

first_imgThe College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Twitter Previous article‘Not much’ will change with Cumbie taking over as play callerNext articleHoward ready to lead defense in senior season Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket printThe primary themes that arose each time the Horned Frog defense came up at Big 12 Media Days on Monday in Frisco, Texas were size and depth.TCU coach Gary Patterson spoke about using the latest recruiting cycle to beef up an interior line that has played underweight in the past.“It’s hard to play in this league and play consistent when your best players on the inside are 260, 270 pounds,” Patterson said. “We went out and got four guys that are in the 300-pound range.”Another goal of the 2017 recruiting cycle was adding depth on the ends of the line to be able to keep fresh players in the game from the first snap to the last, while also limiting injuries.“The five times we have led the nation in defense, we averaged 55 plays per game,” Patterson said. “Now we average somewhere between 70 and 90, so every two games, you are playing a full game again. The kids are playing 90 plays instead of 55 plays, now it’s [the coaches] job to get them off the field.”Patterson made it very clear that despite a defense that ranked second in the conference in total defense in 2016, he was not pleased.“Yeah it was [a down year],” junior linebacker Ty Summers said, echoing the sentiments of his coach. “We shoot for perfection. I felt slightly embarrassed that we had the defense that we did, knowing the tradition at TCU. That being said, we are going to take that and shape it into a way to fuel the fire.”TCU will return seven starters from that 2016 unit, including the top two tacklers in the conference with senior Travin Howard (130 tackles) and Summers (121 tackles). Howard said that with personal success, comes an opportunity to lead.“When you make plays, and the stats are there, and you have all the people telling you this and telling you that, it just comes naturally,” Howard said. “Automatically, they look at you to be their leader, so you just have to take initiative and do your job.”The secondary brings back four of five starters with the lone loss being safety Denzel Johnson. Senior Ranthony Texada and sophomore Jeff Gladney are primed to return as starters at corner, while senior Nick Orr and sophomore Niko Small are back at safety. Junior Ridwan Issahaku was listed as Johnson’s replacement at Strong Safety on the post-spring depth chart.The biggest question mark is the defensive line, which loses Aaron Curry at defensive tackle and Josh Carraway, James McFarland and Tipa Galeai at end. The four combined for 19 of the team’s 41 sacks and 29 tackles for loss last season. TCU will have to look to far less experienced players to improve a run defense that gave up 185.8 yards per game a year ago.“We weren’t happy with the defense,” Patterson said when asked about improving the run defense up front. “We went out and recruited four tackles and three ends and got bigger.”Among the newcomers at tackle are Corey Bethley, George Ellis III and Ezra Tu’ua, all of whom weigh more than 290 pounds.TCU will also rely on other big men in the trenches like redshirt-freshman Ross Blacklock and junior Joseph Broadnax, both of whom weigh over 300 pounds, along with smaller, more experienced tackles like L.J Collier and Chris Bradley.“By having dudes that can go in there and just take on double teams and fill gaps, that enables [the linebackers] to hit our gaps quicker,” Summers said. “We can move around with ease, knowing that guards and tackles aren’t going to be coming up and cutting us off every single play.”At end, the Frogs return senior Mat Boesen along with highly-touted 2016 recruits in Brandon Bowen, Gary Overshown and Isaiah Chambers. Junior transfer Ben Banogu was listed as a starter on the post-spring depth chart while freshmen Dennis Collins and Terrell Cooper, and junior college transfer Michael Epley will battle for rotation spots in their first year on campus.“I’m excited about Banogu; I’m excited about the potential we have to grow up with this group,” Patterson said of a new-look defensive line. “You lost three guys, but our linebackers have gotten bigger, and you get Montrel Wilson back.”Summers spoke about the uncertainty of what the linebacker rotation will look like with the return of Wilson and the addition of three new linebackers.“There’s so many different ways that this could go,” Summers said about the rotation. “I couldn’t even really guess, but I know that we are going to have guys that are all athletic, that all can play. We are just going to be pushing each other and whoever is the best two are the two who will start. The next best two will be the ones who will be the backups and rotate in.”The Frogs will begin their run at a bounce-back season Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. against Jackson State at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. Branson Nelson + posts Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. Facebook Linkedin Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title Facebook ReddItcenter_img TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge Linkedin Twitter Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ ReddIt Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/last_img read more

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US military refuses to comply with court order to free Reuters photographer

first_img Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Follow the news on Iraq Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders and its Iraqi partner organisation the Journalistic Freedom Observatory today renewed their call for the release of photographer Ibrahim Jassam of Reuters news agency, who has been detained by the US Army since 1st September 2008. “After 31 December 2008, Jassam can no longer be held in custody without being brought before a judge”, the two organisations said. News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Reporters Without Borders deplores the US military’s refusal to comply with the Iraqi central criminal court’s order to release Reuters photographer Ibrahim Jassam. Maj. Neal Fisher, a spokesman for detainee operations, yesterday said the US military was not bound by Iraqi court orders and would continue to hold Jassam on the grounds that he posed “a threat to Iraq security.”“You cannot proclaim your commitment to the rule of law in Iraq and at the same time reject Iraqi court decisions,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The US military must put an end to this contradiction by freeing Jassam.”Jassam was arrested at his home by US and Iraqi soldiers on 1 September and was taken to the US military at Camp Cropper, near Baghdad airport. The Iraqi central criminal court ruling dismissing all charges against him and ordering his release was issued on 30 November.———————————————————-1.12.2008Court orders release of Reuters photographer held by US militaryReporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Iraq’s central criminal court yesterday dismissed all charges against Reuters photographer Ibrahim Jassam and ordered his release. Jassam has been held by the US military at Camp Cropper, near Baghdad airport, since 1 September.“We are pleased by this decision, which restores Jassam’s rights, but we wonder how he could have spent the past three months in detention in the absence of any evidence against him,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Dozens of journalists have been arrested by the US military since the start of the war in Iraq but none of them has ever been convicted by a court. Jassam must be freed at once and his release should mark the end of arbitrary arrests of journalists in Iraq.”Reuters news editor-in-chief David Schlesinger said: “I am pleased to learn that a court ordered Ibrahim Jassam released as there was no evidence against him. I hope the US authorities comply with this order swiftly to reunite him with his colleagues, friends and family.”————20.11.2008New call for release of photographer held by US armyReporters Without Borders and its Iraqi partner organisation the Journalistic Freedom Observatory today renewed their call for the release of photographer Ibrahim Jassam of Reuters news agency, who has been detained by the US Army since 1st September 2008. A contingent of US and Iraqi forces took Jassam from his home in Mahmudiyah in the south of the capital, seizing four cameras, his phone and his laptop computer. He is being held at Camp Cropper close to Baghdad airport. Since the start of the US armed intervention in Iraq in March 2003, the worldwide press freedom organisation has recorded arrests of 12 people working for Reuters, all of whom have subsequently been released and their cases closed without further action. Organisation Help by sharing this information December 10, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US military refuses to comply with court order to free Reuters photographer IraqMiddle East – North Africa The photographer’s sister, Imane Jassam, told the Journalistic Freedom Observatory that her brother was in good health, but “his morale has been hit very hard”. His family have been able to visit him twice.On the same subject:3.09.2008 – Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of Reuters photographerLogo: ©AFP News News February 15, 2021 Find out more to go further December 16, 2020 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more “As the end nears of the UN Security Council mandate allowing multinational coalition forces to detain individuals without trial “for imperative security reasons”, it is regrettable that the US Army should be yet again implicated in the arrest of a journalist,” the two organisations said. “After 31 December 2008, Jassam can no longer be held in custody without being brought before a judge. He has already spent 80 days in detention. Is the army going to continue hounding this journalist until the very last moment?” the two organisations asked. News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace”last_img read more

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Доклад о ситуации на Северном Кавказе : СМИ за железным занавесом

first_imgСегодня в Москве Военная коллегия Верховного суда России отменила оправдательный приговор, вынесенный в феврале 2009 года трем обвиняемым в убийстве обозревателя «Новой газеты» Анны Политковской. Дело об убийстве журналистки направлено на новое рассмотрение. В октябре этого года исполнится три года, как она была застрелена в подъезде собственного дома в Москве.Насилие и безнаказанность по-прежнему доминируют в России. Общественности до сих пор ничего не известно о заказчиках этого преступления.В заключении авторы доклада делают следующие выводы: необходимо поддерживать чеченских, ингушских и дагестанских журналистов, которые продолжают работать и информируют население о ситуации на Северном Кавказе. Представители гражданского общества, и особенно, независимые СМИ, находятся без поддержки. Они в опасности. Каждый день корреспонденты и сотрудники этих СМИ сталкиваются с насилием и равнодушием властей. News Help by sharing this information Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Reports Receive email alerts RussiaEurope – Central Asia Related documents Kavkaz-DokladPDF – 1.48 MB 25 июня 2009 года «Репортеры без границ» представляют доклад о положении со средствами массовой информации на Северном Кавказе. Представители организации осуществили исследовательскую миссию в Дагестан, Ингушетию и Чечню. Они встретились с президентом Чечни Рамзаном Кадыровым, Юнусом-Бек Евкуровым, а также с местными журналистами и правозащитниками.Представители «Репортеров без границ» провели исследование условий, в которых работают местные и иностранные журналисты, узнали, как им удается собирать информацию о ситуации в этих республиках и констатировали, что атмосфера там достаточно напряженная. «Репортеры без границ» заметили, что журналисты, а также активисты правозащитных организаций, защищающие свободу прессы, подвергаются серьезному давлению со стороны властей. Представители «Репортеров без границ» пытались узнать, как обеспечен доступ населению к независимой информации. С этой целью исследователи встретились с представителями исполнительной власти и поинтересовались их анализом ситуации в этой сфере. Заявления официальных лиц, утверждающих, что ситуация на Северном Кавказе находится под контролем не выдерживают никакой критики и входят в противоречие с продолжающимися взрывами, покушениями на различных лиц, а также с той напряженной атмосферой, которая по-прежнему царит на этой территории России. Например, в Чечне, где российские власти в апреле отменили режим контртеррористической операции( КТО), этот режим был снова введен в трех районах на юге республики. 22 июня президент Ингушетии Юнус Бек-Евкуров стал жертвой покушения, после которого он продолжает находиться в тяжелом состоянии в больнице. В то же время, совсем недавно после его назначения на пост главы Ингушетии многие наблюдатели надеялись, что в этой соседней с Чечней республике, раздираемой различными вооруженными конфликтами, наконец-то наступит долгожданный мир. Кроме того, 5 июня в Дагестане, в результате другого теракта был убит министр внутренних дел.По сути дела, население этих республик брошено на произвол судьбы центральной российской властью и почти ежедневно становится объектом насилия. Наблюдая ситуацию хаоса и анархии, которая преобладает на этой территории России, и является причиной нарушений прав журналистов, задаешься вопросом: является ли подобная ситуация результатом бессилия властей или она свидетельствует об отсутствии политической воли в Москве? В любом случае, какое будущее ждет местное население? Пресса, как русская, так и западная, уделяет гораздо меньше внимания этому региону, чем это было пятнадцать лет назад, когда началась первая чеченская война. Конечно, на протяжении этих лет были такие журналисты, как Анна Политковская, которые с постоянством и упорством обличали насилие, жертвами которого становилось мирное население. RSF_en May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Russiacenter_img June 25, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Доклад о ситуации на Северном Кавказе : СМИ за железным занавесом Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia News News May 21, 2021 Find out more Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing to go furtherlast_img read more

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Timeline of censorship in Turkey

first_img Receive email alerts TurkeyEurope – Central Asia to go further News News Because of the increasingly frequent media freedom violations in Turkey, Reporters Without Borders is starting a Turkey news feed in which it will report significant incidents, in addition to its regular press releases.————-09.11.2015 – Two more journalists investigated for “insulting” ErdoganReporters Without Borders has learned that Erdogan Alayumat, a Diha news agency reporter in the southern city of Mersin, is being investigated for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a mid-October interview with a politician. Referring to the JITEM (a secret gendarmerie unit responsible for atrocities in the 1990s), the interview was headlined: “Before it was JITEM, now it’s Recep.” Last week, the judicial authorities also began an investigation to determine whether Ataol Behramoglu, a columnist with the daily Cumhuriyet, insulted the president.There has been a surge in prosecutions on charges of insulting the president under article 299 of the criminal code. As of 30 September, 11 journalists were being prosecuted on this charge and 19 others were being investigated, according to Bianet’s quarterly report on freedom of expression. Today’s Zaman editor Bülent Kenes was held for five days until freed conditionally on 14 October pending trial in connection with 14 Tweets critical of the president. Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate withdrawal of the charges and the repeal of article 299 on the grounds that it is absurd and disproportionate.—————-06.11.2015 – 26 journalists investigated for “PKK propaganda”Reporters Without Borders has learned that 26 journalists with Kurdish media outlets are being investigated on suspicion of propaganda on behalf of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). They include Özgür Gündem co-editors Eren Keskin and Hüseyin Aykol and four other journalists who went to the Istanbul law courts on 6 November to make statements to prosecutors. All denied the allegations.It is not yet know if this investigation, initiated on 1 July, will lead to prosecutions. The 26 journalists – 19 with the daily Özgür Gündem, six with the weekly Demokratik Ulus and one with Diha news agency – could face up to seven and a half years in prison under article 7-2 of the anti-terrorism law.Prosecutors have cited articles about the autonomy demands of certain municipal officials and residents of Cizre and Nusaybin, in southeastern Anatolia, and interviews by some of the journalists with members of the YPJ, a Kurdish women’s unit fighting in Syria, for a report about the “revolution” in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). Metin Yegin is being investigated in connection with a column in which he criticized the police for the way the body of a PKK fighter killed in the eastern province of Varto was dragged along the ground.—————-06.11.2015 – Police manhandle woman reporter during protestPolice manhandled Beyza Kural, a young reporter for the independent news website Bianet, during an attempt to arrest her while she was covering their use of force to disperse a student demonstration in Istanbul on 6 November. A policeman handcuffed her hands behind her back and, as he tried to force her into police vehicle, told her: “From now on, nothing will be the same as it was. We are going to teach you that.”Her arrest was prevented by fellow journalists who intervened. After being examined by a doctor, who said she had sustained wrist injuries, Kural said she would file a complaint against the police. The Reporters Without Borders Turkey representative, Erol Önderoglu, visited her the same day and publicly condemned her mistreatment at the hands of the police.—————–03.11.2015 – 71 Ipek Media Group journalists firedReporters Without Borders condemns the dismissal of 71 Ipek Media Group journalists following the government’s forcible seizure of the group at the end of last month. On 3 November, 58 employees of Ipek Media Group-owned outlets Bugün TV, Kanaltürk, Bugün and Millet were turned back at a police checkpoint when they arrived for work in Istanbul. Thirteen Ankara-based colleagues learned they had been fired in the evening.Interrupted when the police raided them on 28 October, the operations of these opposition media resumed the next day with a new, pro-government line after the management was replaced by government allies and the journalists were placed on forced leave. Some of their journalists have launched two new dailies, Özgür Bugün and Özgür Millet.“This continuing purge of critical news media in the wake of the parliamentary elections bodes ill for the future of media freedom in Turkey,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.———-03.11.2015 – Two opposition journalists jailedReporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of Cevheri Güven, the publisher of the weekly Nokta, and Murat Capan, its editor. They were arrested last night on suspicion of “inciting criminal activity” in the wake of the parliamentary elections but an Istanbul court today ordered them held on the more serious charge of “inciting armed revolt against the government.”Their arrests were prompted by the weekly’s latest issue (Issue No. 24), which had a photograph of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a calendar on the front cover together with the headline: “Monday 2 November, start of civil war in Turkey.” The police have seized all available copies and Nokta’s website has been blocked.Highlighting the absurdity of the charges, the journalists said the issue was sent to the printers on 30 October, two days before the 1 November parliamentary elections. The cover did not, therefore, refer to the elections results, which have surprised most observers, but to the polarization in Turkey in the run-up to the elections.The arrests of Güven and Capan have brought to five the number of pro-Gülen Movement journalists now detained. The others are Hidayet Karaca, Mehmet Baransu and Gültekin Avci. Capan is also being investigated in connection with an earlier cover in September said to have “insulted the president.”(Photo: Ozan Kose / AFP) Follow the news on Turkey November 9, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Timeline of censorship in Turkey News Help by sharing this information Organisation center_img Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 28, 2021 Find out more News April 2, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism lawlast_img read more

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See Ya Speed Bumps. T-Mobile Unleashes 5G with New Magenta MAX Plan

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS): This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005687/en/ (Graphic: Business Wire) Previous articleUnited States Diabetes Drug Market Report 2021-2026: Key Players are AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, GSK, Janssen, Merck, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Sanofi, & Takeda – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleTuchel’s Chelsea taking shape after whirlwind start Digital AIM Web Support Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 TAGS  WhatsApp What’s the news: In another 5G first, T-Mobile is unleashing the capacity of America’s largest and fastest 5G network with the new Magenta MAX, delivering unlimited Premium Data — both 4G LTE and 5G on your smartphone, so you can’t be slowed down based on how much you use. Plus, with T-Mobile’s new Zero Cost to Switch deal, AT&T and Verizon customers can get up to $650 and pay zero device switching costs when they bring their own phones. Pinterestcenter_img T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) is un-leashing 5G like no one else. Introducing Magenta MAX, the first and only 5G smartphone plan built to show what a truly powerful 5G network can do for consumers. Magenta MAX delivers unlimited Premium Data — 4G and 5G — on your smartphone. That means you can’t be slowed down based on how much you use. Plus, Magenta MAX is made for video streaming with UHD (ultra-high definition) streaming up to 4K resolution and Netflix on Us on all MAX plans, now including single line customers. And Magenta MAX comes with the industry’s most generous smartphone mobile hotspot at 40GB of high-speed data included for consumers! Simply put, Magenta MAX sets a new bar in wireless, with the best benefits at a better price than other premium plans! Legacy smartphone plans are built for lower capacity 4G LTE networks, so Verizon, AT&T and even T-Mobile’s unlimited plans allow providers to lower your network priority if you’ve used a massive amount of data, which means that you might hit speed bumps if the network gets congested. Verizon and AT&T market this as “Premium Data” and give most customers 50GB. But, there’s nothing premium about paying more for fast 5G that’s only in “some parts of some cities.”* Now we’re in the 5G era, and T-Mobile has lit up the highest-capacity 5G network available — a network so powerful it can start unleashing the power of 5G to deliver unlimited Premium Data. Just to 5G flex, T-Mobile is also upgrading the core Magenta plan with double the Premium Data, from 50GB to 100GB, and nearly double the high-speed smartphone mobile hotspot data, from 3GB to 5GB. All for no additional cost. Existing Magenta and Magenta Plus customers can easily upgrade and keep current device or line promos, too! For the millions who just got a shiny new 5G smartphone … but are stuck on Carrier plans built for 4G, T-Mobile is launching a new Zero Cost to Switch deal. Bring that new 5G phone to T-Mobile, get up to $650 per line to pay it off and there are zero device switching costs. Keep your phone, switch without the switching costs AND unleash 5G on the nation’s largest and fastest 5G network. Win. Win. Win. “We just joined forces with Sprint, and we’re already America’s 5G coverage and speed leader. Magenta MAX is just a first taste of what our network capacity allows us to do!” said T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert. “When you’re a heavy data user with a super-fast 5G smartphone, you don’t want to be hit with speed bumps. It’s like having a Ferrari and being forced to drive it in the school zone. Well, now it’s time to open ‘er up on the wide open magenta road! And we are just getting started. Buckle up!” “5G can deliver more data, faster, but consuming more, faster can quickly run afoul of rules found in plans built for 4G networks,” says Jason Leigh, Research Manager, 5G and Mobile Services Research at IDC. “Redesigning the traditional wireless service plan to take advantage of what 5G can do will create customer enthusiasm for a truly meaningful 5G experience.” Magenta MAX takes the place of Magenta Plus and launches February 24 for consumers and small businesses. Get unlimited talk, text and unlimited Premium Data — 4G and 5G — on your smartphone. So even if you use 200GB or more, you can’t be slowed down based on how much data you use. Plus, Magenta MAX is stacked with new and favorite Un-carrier extras:Netflix on Us – now for single lines and family plansunlimited UHD streaming at up to 4K UHD resolution40GB of high-speed smartphone mobile hotspot data (and unlimited 3G speeds after that) – the industry’s best for consumersfree thank you gifts and discounts on T-Mobile Tuesdaysunlimited Gogo in-flight texting and Wi-Fi all flight longfree texting and data in 210 countries and destinationsunlimited talk, text and data in Mexico and Canada with up to 5GB of high-speed datafree Scam Shield Premium protection, including free Scam Block and Caller ID All for the same price as Magenta Plus, just $57 per line per month for three lines with autopay and monthly taxes and fees included. But right now, get Magenta MAX for just $47 per line per month for three lines with autopay for a limited time. And Magenta MAX isn’t just the best plan at T-Mobile. It’s the best plan in wireless, loaded with features at a great price that saves hundreds compared to other premium plans. Right now, Verizon customers can save over $650 a year and AT&T customers can save over $475 a year — and even more because monthly taxes and fees aren’t included. Zero Cost to Switch Now it’s easier to say goodbye to Verizon and AT&T than ever before. T-Mobile’s new Zero Cost to Switch deal is designed for people who just upgraded to a super-fast 5G smartphone but are stuck on Carrier plans built for 4G and that limit their access to 5G. With Zero Cost to Switch, consumers and small businesses can … switch to the Un-carrier, AND keep their eligible phones and phone numbers, photos, contacts, favorite apps and more AND T-Mobile will pay it off (up to $650 per line on eligible phones via virtual prepaid card) AND T-Mobile will waive the costs associated with switching over their devices. But, if you don’t have a 5G smartphone yet and want to upgrade, you can get a new 5G phone on us via 24 monthly bill credits when you pick up your new phone on T-Mobile’s interest-free Equipment Installment Plan and trade in an eligible device. Largest & Fastest 5G Network T-Mobile is America’s 5G leader with the largest and fastest 5G network. T-Mobile’s Extended Range 5G covers 280 million people across 1.6 million square miles — that’s nearly 2.5x more coverage than AT&T and nearly 4x more than Verizon! With Sprint now part of T-Mobile, the Un-carrier is widening its lead, using dedicated spectrum to bring customers with capable devices download speeds of around 300 Mbps in many places and peak speeds up to 1 Gbps. T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity 5G already reaches 2,400 cities and towns and covers over 50x more people than Verizon covers with Ultra Wideband. So, what do you do when you are the largest and fastest? Let people experience 5G like no one else can, of course. For more information on T-Mobile’s network, visitt-mobile.com/coverageand starting Feb 24, for more information on new Magenta MAX, and all of T-Mobile’s plans visitt-mobile.com/cell-phone-plans. For more information on T-Mobile’s Zero Cost to Switch deal, visithttps://www.t-mobile.com/offers/switch-to-t-mobile-from-verizon-or-att. And as always, follow T-Mobile’s Official Twitter Newsroom @TMobileNews to stay up to date with the latest company news. * Source: actual Verizon commercials Activate up to 4K UHD streaming on capable device, or video typically streams at 480p. Unlimited while on our network. After high-speed tethering allotment, unlimited on our network at max 3G speeds. Fastest 5G network per Opensignal Awards based on average speeds – USA: 5G User Experience Report January 2021. Some uses may require certain plan or feature; see T-Mobile.com. Qualifying credit required for pricing/offers. Zero Cost to Switch: Qualifying port-in, 90+ days with device & AT&T/VZN and timely redemption required. Virtual card typically takes 15 days. No cash access & expires in 6 months. Card issued by Sunrise Banks N.A., Member FDIC. T-Mobile will cover $10 SIM & $20 assisted support charges. $47/line: With monthly bill credits. Credits may take up to 2 bill cycles; credits will stop if you cancel any lines. Limit 1 offer per account. May not be combinable with some offers or discounts. $5 more/line without AutoPay. Free iPhone:If you cancel wireless service before 24 credits, credits may stop and remaining balance on required finance agreement may be due; if cancelling your account you can contact us first to instead continue making discounted monthly balance payments. Add’l line required. Tax on pre-credit price due at sale. Up to $830 via trade-in credit and bill credits. Must be active and in good standing to receive credits; allow 2 bill cycles. Max 4/account. ​ About T-Mobile T-Mobile U.S. Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint. For more information please visit: https://www.t-mobile.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005687/en/ CONTACT: Media Contacts T-Mobile US, Inc. Media Relations [email protected] Relations Contact T-Mobile US, Inc. [email protected] https://investor.t-mobile.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA WASHINGTON INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS MOBILE/WIRELESS SOFTWARE NETWORKS HARDWARE SOURCE: T-Mobile Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 11:40 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 11:41 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005687/en Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Why it matters: Today’s wireless plans are built for limited-capacity 4G networks. Magenta MAX is the first plan built to take full advantage of 5G’s capacity and speed. See Ya Speed Bumps. T-Mobile Unleashes 5G with New Magenta MAX Plan Twitter Who it’s for: Everyone who is tired of hearing what a 5G network can do and is ready to experience it.last_img read more

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