Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.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) 2015 annual report.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 Exchange
Anglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Anglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Anglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Anglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAnglo American Plc is a diversified mining enterprise with extensive interests in gold, platinum, diamonds, coal, metals, industrial minerals, paper and packaging, and financial and technological support. Anglo American Plc has an international footprint, with operations and undeveloped resources in Africa, Europe, South and North America and Australia. Anglo American’s diamond interests are represented by a 45% share holding in De Beers. The company produces approximately 35% (by value) of the world’s rough diamonds from its mines in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa. The government of the Republic of Botswana has a 15% beneficial interest. De Beers is a 50/50 partner with GRB in the Debswana Diamond Company. Debswana operates two of the world’s largest diamond mines in Botswana; Jwaneng and Orapa Mines.
“Colossal” was the word used by Midi Olympique last week to describe the pressure on Guy Novès and his coaching team ahead of France’s three autumn Internationals.The paper is right. The former Toulouse coach, viewed by many in France as a rugby guru, no longer has any excuses for failing to deliver success. His predecessors, Bernard Laporte, Marc Lièvremont and Philippe Saint-André, bemoaned the lack of time they had with the national squad, not to mention the shortage of cooperation between the clubs and the FFR.Novès has got the time and the cooperation, thanks to the Accord signed between the LNR and the FFR in the summer that guarantees him two weeks with the players prior to the November Tests and eight uninterrupted weeks during the Six Nations.France now has the same amount of preparation time as their northern hemisphere rivals, and the squad has been training hard for the challenge of taking on Samoa, Australia and New Zealand in the space of a fortnight.Captain Guilhem Guirado was asked at the weekend what would represent a good return for France from the three matches. “Three victories,” he replied. “That’s the objective the team is training for.”Lofty goal: Guilhem Guirado, here scoring v Scotland, expects to win all three Tests (Pic: Reuters)Midi Olympique was prepared to cut the squad a bit of slack in its assessment of what would constitute a good November for France. While defeat to New Zealand would be acceptable, said the paper, victory against Samoa and Australia was imperative.That was before the weekend’s results, however, when New Zealand suffered their stunning defeat to Ireland and Australia ran Wales ragged with an expansive style of rugby that once, many years ago, was the hallmark of French sides.None but the most deluded rugby fan would expect the All Blacks’ first defeat in 19 matches to lead to a crisis of confidence, and Italy are likely to feel the full force of the backlash on Saturday when they host New Zealand in Rome. He may only have just started but Guy Novès’s job could be on the line should France falter in the autumn Tests. Gavin Mortimer explains why he’s under such pressure As Midi Olympique says, the pressure on Novès is colossal.Hard at work: France training at Marcoussis ahead of games with Samoa, Australia and NZ (Pic: AFP)For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Samoa France play Samoa in Toulouse on the same day, a nation they struggled to put away when last they met in the autumn of 2012. On that occasion the French laboured to a 22-14 victory, thanks to the 19 points of Frédéric Michalak, with the Samoans scoring two tries to France’s one.Nice moves: Samoa perform the Siva Tau ahead of the 2012 clash in Paris (Pic: AFP/Getty Images)That win over Samoa was one of three for France in November 2012 (Australia and Argentina were also beaten), the only time in the past ten years that they have won all their autumn Tests. Traditionally les Bleus have started with a win and ended with a loss, as they did in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2014. The only exception was 2013, when a win over Tonga was sandwiched between losses to South Africa and New Zealand.The prospect of France finishing the month with three victories are slimmer than a model on a Paris catwalk, and if Australia and New Zealand play to their full potential they could embarrass their hosts. Technically, the French squad is vastly inferior to their Antipodean rivals, while the leaden pace of so many Top 14 matches means that the players are incapable of playing rugby at the speed and intensity of their southern hemisphere rivals.There’s not even a fear factor any longer with France, the knowledge for an opposition side that facing the French would be brutal and bone-jarring whatever the outcome. The now retired Pascal Papé made that point in his recent autobiography, saying that for the new generation of France internationals “the blue jersey doesn’t have the same meaning”.Outspoken: Pascal Papé believes the current crop of players have lost pride in the jersey (Pic: AFP)Accusing them of “managing their image and their careers like show-biz entertainers”, Papé added: “The most important thing for them today is ‘how many followers do I have on Twitter, on Instagram’…[but] for me, the France team was mythical. Wearing the blue jersey was a dream I dared not hope for. For them, playing for France is good because they become bankable.”Bankable, bland and a far cry from French sides of old, which were crammed with characters who fought tooth and nail for the cockerel. It’s been a few seasons since a France team showed any fight, but perhaps they’ll rediscover their fire in the next fortnight. If they don’t then Novès could be out of a job.Rumours are circulating once more that should Bernard Laporte be elected president of the FFR next month he’ll want a new national coach. It would be difficult to fire a man who’s just beaten the All Blacks, but easy to get rid of a coach who’s overseen three defeats. Hot seat: Guy Novès has no excuses now that he has extended access to his players (Pic: Reuters)
Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Executive Council, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council has begun an effort to clarify the responsibility and authority that reside in the agencies and boards that report to it.As part of that process, the council Feb. 6 heard from representatives of the General Board of Examining Chaplains, the Board for Transition Ministry and the Board of the Archives of the Episcopal Church.Council began to address the future functioning of the United Thank Offering and its relationship with the wider church at its last meeting in October. Council members will be asked Feb. 7 to approve a memo of understanding between the UTO and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (the church’s corporate name), along with new UTO bylaws. The UTO board has approved both documents.“There has been a confluence of events and circumstances within the last eight to nine months in the life of the church that have shown light on the problems of lack of definition, lack of clarity, lack of common understanding even of what ‘boards’ are,” Steve Hutchinson, chair of the council’s Joint Standing Committee on Governance and Administration for Mission (GAM), said in an interview.For instance, Diocese of North California Bishop Barry Beisner, who chairs the transition ministry board, told council that the board has the canonical mandate to oversee the transition ministry office at the same time that the DFMS employs and supervises people who staff that office.He said the current vacancy in the transition ministry officer position, “is a moment when this ongoing and urgent need for clarification of the exact nature of ‘canonical oversight’ of that dual-accountability relationship” should be addressed.Hutchinson said his committee, which will take the lead on council’s efforts, must address the question of what autonomy really means because the boards in question are not separate legal entities from the DFMS. They all function by relying on various types of administrative support supplied by the DFMS which, he said, makes more sense than having a board that meets a few times a year be an employer.“And, yet, it is confusing when a canon or some other provision says they have oversight over the office. What does oversight mean?” he said.Agencies and boards are also different in Hutchinson’s mind from the church’s other committees and commissions because “they have some operational responsibility” for providing some sort of service. The committees and commissions make policy recommendations to General Convention and Executive Council. The former appear to have a “delegated authority,” which seems to have never been precisely spelled out.Often, he said, no matter how those relationships are described in written documents, there questions about collaborative decision-making, consultation, accountability, or who ultimately holds what authority.“It’s not clear,” he said. “It’s not written down anywhere.”In fact the church’s Constitution and Canons do not even define the terms “agency” and “board,” Hutchinson noted.“We’ve just been using those terms for a long time as if everybody understood what they meant but we’ve come to realize that not everybody does understand them the same way,” he said.So, the governance and administration committee “is going to ask a lot of questions, talk to a lot of people, do some research and try to come up with an assessment of what the issues are and what the options are that would serve the interests of the church and these respective entities” about how that delegated authority works – “if there is such a thing” – and what are the responsibilities and the accountability that go with that, Hutchinson said.Whatever the appropriate mechanism (governing document, bylaws, memos of understanding or canons), Hutchinson envisions achieving that clarity in a way that “creates an adequate degree of certainty about those expectations” but doesn’t come with “overkill or minutiae.”GAM’s work will take place within the context of the work being done by the Task Force for Re-Imagining the Episcopal Church and the Standing Commission on the Structure of the Church in advance of the 2015 meeting of General Convention.“We don’t want to do anything that is at cross purposes” with what those two groups are doing, Hutchinson said.Also on the council’s agendaOn the second day of its three-day meeting, council also spent 90 minutes evaluating its work at the mid-point of the 2013-2015 triennium and the members heard a report on the plans for the 78th General Convention set for June 25-July 3, 2015, in Salt Lake City.The Feb. 5-7 meeting is taking place at the Maritime Institute Conference Center.Some council members are tweeting from the meeting using #ExCoun.The Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1)(a). The council is composed of 38 members, 20 of whom (four bishops, four priests or deacons and 12 lay people) are elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one lay) by the nine provincial synods for six-year terms – plus the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Executive Council committee will tackle questions about boards Clarification of expectations, authority sought Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Executive Council February 2014 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 6, 2014 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ
CPG appoints William F. Murray senior vice president and general manager of The Church Insurance Companies Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Posted Sep 12, 2016 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA People [Church Pension Group press release] The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church and its people, today announced the appointment of William “Bill” F. Murray as senior vice president and general manager of The Church Insurance Companies (CIC). In this role, he will be responsible for the management and oversight of CIC, which provides property and liability coverage for Episcopal Church institutions. He will report directly to CPG’s chief operating officer, Frank Armstrong, and will be based in Bennington, Vermont. Murray will replace Rod Webster, current senior vice president and general manager of CIC, who recently announced his intention to retire.“I am pleased to welcome Bill to CPG as the new head of The Church Insurance Companies,” said Armstrong. “His industry knowledge and expertise will help us continue our commitment to service and financial sustainability. Our efforts to provide competitive property and casualty insurance offerings, coupled with comprehensive risk management tools and strategies, will be at the forefront of Bill’s efforts while serving our clients.“I also wish to thank Rod for his leadership and for his dedication and focus on client service over the past 20 years. We wish him the very best in his retirement,” added Armstrong.Prior to CPG, Murray served as chief underwriting officer, casualty/public risk, of Houston Casualty Company, a provider of property and casualty insurance products and services. Before this, he held senior management positions in several midsize insurance organizations throughout the United States. He also served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, and was a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.Murray holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago and is a graduate of the executive management program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA
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Virgin Money Giving, Key Travel and Virgin Atlantic team up to offer fundraiser discount Howard Lake | 27 June 2011 | News 31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Virgin Money Giving, the not-for-profit fundraising website (virginmoneygiving.com), has announced a partnership with Virgin Atlantic and charity travel specialists Key Travel to offer special discount fares to fundraisers taking part in fundraising challenges overseas.Fundraisers taking part in events such as the New York or Chicago Marathons or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro will be able to get exclusive fares on their air travel for themselves and up to three other people.Virgin Atlantic is offering the exclusive fares through its partner Key Travel. To obtain these special fares, fundraisers must fill in a Key Travel enquiry form at: https://keytravel.com/VMG_Form/index.php. Key Travel will then contact fundraisers with a quote on Virgin Atlantic flights, offering the best fare to suit their plans.Ticket holders are also able to change or cancel their flights. They are given an allowance of two pieces of free baggage plus an item of sports equipment at no extra charge.Each return ticket is valid for 12 months, so participants and their supporters can enjoy an extended stay after their fundraising event, or relax after their challenge. The fundraiser can also make up to two bookings in each 12 month period.Jo Barnett, Executive Director at Virgin Money Giving, says: “Overseas fundraising events have gained in popularity over the past decade and we are really pleased to be able to help those setting out to raise money for charity by taking on these extraordinary challenges.“By offering such great discounts we hope that more people will be tempted to fundraise, and look at new and exciting ways to do so. There has been a real growth in overseas events, with a seven per cent increase in finisher numbers in US marathons alone, and more and more people are keen to challenge themselves and raise money for good causes.”Steve Summers, Chief Executive Officer at Key Travel, says: “We couldn’t be more delighted to be involved in such a positive scheme with Virgin Atlantic Airlines and Virgin Money Giving.“For 30 years Key Travel has committed itself to supporting charities, bringing their dedication and hard work to life through tailor made travel services. This exciting partnership enables us not only to extend the service we are able to offer to charities and their employees, but now also the fundraising public.“We are delighted to be able to support fundraisers get the most out of their challenges and to the ultimate benefit of their chosen charities.”To be eligible fundraisers must be a UK resident, aged 18 or over, and taking part in a fundraising event overseas.Key Travel will donate £5 to the fundraisers’ Virgin Money Giving page once tickets are booked and the final payment made.For every £10 donated on Virgin Money Giving £12.15 makes its way to the charity, assuming Gift Aid donors are UK taxpayers. Tagged with: England Promotional 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.
News News TogoAfrica RSF_en Receive email alerts Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says “If Mey Gnassingbé believes he has been defamed, then he has right to sue Tribune d’Afrique for damages,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “But we are shocked that the prosecutor’s office also requested a permanent ban on the magazine. This is going too far. We suspect it was an act of revenge aimed solely at eliminating a publication that upsets the authorities.”François Cantier of Avocats Sans Frontières France added: “Togo’s communication and press law provides for a maximum fine of 1 million CFA francs for defamation but the authorities fined the magazine 6 million CFA francs. It was also wrong to convict David Cudjoe Amekudzi as he neither wrote the offending article nor is he the magazine’s editor or publisher. He is just its representative in Lomé and, as such, should not have been concerned by this libel case.” Tribune d’Afrique’s publisher, Aurel Kedote, and its editor, Max Savi Carmel, are to attend tomorrow’s hearing along with Amekudzi, who holds the position of publications manager as well as Togo representative. The lawyer representing the magazine will be Jil-Benoît Kossi Afangbedji.The article that prompted the huge damages award and fine on charges of libel and dissemination of false information was headlined “Drug-trafficking at the top. Togo involved. Mey Gnassingbé named.”After Tribune d’Afrique filed its appeal, the authorities allowed it to continue to be distributed in Togo. But after two more issues that continued to upset the Togolese authorities, the magazine was notified in mid-September that implementation of the distribution ban would no longer be suspended pending the outcome of the appeal. It has not been distributed in Togo since then.The sanctions were imposed on Tribune d’Afrique at a time when many print media were being prosecuted in Togo, prompting Reporters Without Borders to write to President Faure Gnassingbé in September protesting again “the abusive use of legal actions against the media.” Thereafter, all the other prosecutions were dropped, leaving Tribune d’Afrique as the only one subject to sanctions.Regarded as a critic of the government, Tribune d’Afrique has often been targeted by the Togolese authorities in recent years. After it published an exclusive report about the president’s weekend palace in Agou, 100 km outside Lomé, in August 2009, the High Authority for Broadcasting and Communication (HAAC) ordered it to “stop hounding Togo.” Thereafter, the magazine received around 20 summonses from the HAAC without sanctions ever being imposed.Tribune d’Afrique is distributed in seven of the eight countries that make up the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU): Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Togo and (intermittently) Senegal. The regional bimonthly Tribune d’Afrique’s appeal hearing opened today in Lomé but was immediately adjourned at the request of the lawyers representing Mey Gnassingbé, the president’s half-brother and a member of the president’s office, who brought a successful libel suit against the publication last year.Accepting the claims of Mey Gnassingbé’s lawyers that they had not had enough time to prepare their case, the court ordered an adjournment until 14 April.“Mey Gnassingbé’s lawyers are just stalling in order to win more time and meanwhile the magazine continues to be banned in Togo,” said Reporters Without Borders and Avocats Sans Frontières, which are providing Tribune d’Afrique with moral and legal support.The two NGOs call on the Togolese authorities to lift the ban provisionally pending the next hearing in two months’ time.______________________________________09-02-2011- Appeal court urged to lift distribution ban on regional news magazineA Lomé court will begin tomorrow to hear an appeal by the Benin-based regional bimonthly Tribune d’Afrique against a 25 August ruling under which it was permanently banned from being distributed in Togo and was ordered to pay a fine of 6 millions CFA francs (9,000 euros) and damages of 60 millions CFA francs (90,000 euros) for linking Mey Gnassingbé, the president’s brother and member of the president’s office, to drug-trafficking.Reporters Without Borders and Avocats Sans Frontières, which are providing Tribune d’Afrique with both moral support and legal assistance, call on the Togolese judicial system to quash the sanctions imposed by last August’s ruling. Help by sharing this information Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures February 10, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News magazine’s appeal hearing delayed, ban remains in place Organisation News to go further March 11, 2021 Find out more News September 15, 2020 Find out more March 8, 2021 Find out more TogoAfrica Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension Follow the news on Togo
Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Staff commitment wanes four years in a rowOn 2 Dec 2003 in Personnel Today The commitment of UK workers has fallen for the fourth consecutive year,with employers struggling to meet the expectations of the workforce. A major study of more than 1,500 workers shows the commitment of UK staffhas fallen from 91.4 on the AON Workforce Commitment Index in 2002, to just 91this year. The research shows that the UK now lags behind many of its globalcompetitors including Australia, South Africa and, crucially, the US, wherecommitment was 99.7. The scores, which range from 25 to 125, are based on five factors:productivity, pride, retention, responsibility and trust. The findings mirror the conclusions of last month’s Investors in Peopleresearch, which also pointed to a growing disconnection between managers andstaff. Engagement is a crucial problem, with 61 per cent of staff reporting they nolonger trust their organisation’s leaders, while 38 per cent said that they lessvalued than customers and shareholders. Job security is another key concern of the workforce, with 22 per centworried they could be made redundant, and 39 per cent seeing no direct linkbetween performance and pay. Mike Emmott, employee relations adviser at the Chartered Institute ofPersonnel and Development, said good line management was key to improving thecurrent situation. “I don’t think there’s any one simple answer, but it’s aboutenlightened people management as well as job design, training andcommunication,” he said. He said the Information Consultation Directive would force employers toimprove the engagement with staff. By Ross wigham Comments are closed.
Black Bear acquires NGT assets from Third Coast Midstream. (Credit: Pixabay/Gerd Altmann) Black Bear Transmission, a portfolio company of the second Basalt fund, has announced the acquisition of natural gas transmission assets (NGT assets) from Third Coast Midstream.The financial details of the transaction have not disclosed by the company.The NGT assets are a natural extension to the Southeast United States natural gas transmission business which was acquired by Basalt from Third Coast Midstream last year, which led to the creation of Black Bear.Black Bear said that the deal is its second bolt-on acquisition following the purchase of Ozark system from Enbridge in April this year.Black Bear Transmission CEO Rene Casadaban said: “This investment expands our asset base of high-quality, demand-driven natural gas pipelines in the Southeastern United States.“The NGT Assets are highly complementary to our existing Black Bear footprint and are strategically positioned to capture continued natural gas demand growth in the region.“We look forward to executing a seamless transition while maintaining safe and reliable service to all of our customers.”The deal is expected to close in the second half of the yearThe firm said that the NGT assets comprise six intrastate natural gas pipelines covering nearly 2,253km in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.With a combined capacity of over 800MMcf per day, the system benefits from significant interconnectivity to major-long haul pipelines to provide reliable, cost-advantaged gas supply to utilities and other key end-users.Subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing condition, the deal is expected to close in the second half of the year.For the deal, Barclays acted as exclusive financial advisor and Vinson & Elkins served legal advisor to Basalt.Black Bear delivers natural gas from various pipeline receipt points to utility, power generation and industrial customers in the southeast US. The assets comprise six intrastate natural gas pipelines covering nearly 2,253km in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi