Innscor Africa Limited ( 2017 Presentation

first_imgInnscor Africa Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 presentation For more information about Innscor Africa Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innscor Africa Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innscor Africa Limited (  2017 presentation Company ProfileInnscor Africa Limited manufactures and markets fast-moving and durable consumer products in Zimbabwe and exports to international markets. The company is primarily involved in maize milling and the production of stock feeds, edible oils, baker’s fat and pork products; as well as poultry, table eggs and day-old chicks. A subsidiary division manufactures and markets a range of plastic carry bags, televisions, refrigerators and other general household appliances and consumables such as rice, dairy, candles and beverages. Innscor Africa Limited was founded in 1987 and its operations comprise National Foods Holding Limited, Colcom Holdings Limited, Irvine’s Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, Bakeries, Appliance Manufacturing, Natpak (Private) Limited, Profeeds (Private) Limited and Probrands (Private) Limited. Innscor Africa Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

#1 crisis facing Central Floridians? Let’s Talk About It

first_img Mama Mia Reply Tonight on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, the discussion will be on the #1 crisis facing Central Floridians, and if you think it is crime, unemployment or education, think again. Also, at a price tag of $1 million per week the “Dynamic Duo” will explore how much longer the Mueller Investigation should last. Also, Florida Governor’s race is heating up and it is worth discussing the front-runners as the August Primary Election approaches.On a topic of interest, Rod and Greg will try to make sense of how a restaurant manager accused of stealing money from her employer was awarded $8 million dollars. Join Rod Love, Greg Jackson and the entire Let’s Talk Nation on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, TONIGHT from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on 1680am WOKB, online at, on Facebook @letstalkaboutitlive or call-in to 407-894-1680.LET’S TALK ABOUT IT is Central Florida’s leading results-oriented radio talk show … This is a can’t-miss show that will blow your mind!*****Let’s Talk About It, with Rod Love and co-host Greg Jackson, now on its 24th episode, is an edgy new radio program that has a distinct “Apopka” tone.Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman, was the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence, and was recently named the Orange County District 2 Commissioner. Jackson is a local attorney that ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleRecall Alert: 35 people sickened by 200-million recalled eggsNext articleSecretary of Army aide speaking on Memorial Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter It is a good day for me, since I just read today, where 61 year- old Donald James Smith has been convicted by a Florida jury for the rape, murder, and torture of little Cherish Lily Periwinkle, the little 8 year old girl in Jacksonville, who was lured out the door of the local Walmart, into a van, and was taken somewhere to be raped, tortured, and murdered violently. Cherish was with her mom, and other siblings, at a local Jacksonville Dollar General shopping, when this hideous man, Donald Smith, somehow overheard them talking, and found out that they were in need of food, and clothing, and promised to get them help. He lured the mom, and children into his van, and drove them to the local Jacksonville Walmart late at night, promising that his wife would show up, with her Walmart gift card, that supposedly was worth $100 dollars, and she would buy them things they needed, including food and clothes. The man was not even married, and there was no gift card. He was a registered sex offender. As the family tried on clothes in the dressing room, he lured Cherish to the front of the Walmart, at the McDonalds, promising to buy hamburgers. They were already closed, and he lured Cherish right out the front door, took her away in the van, and took her away killing her, and changed that family’s life forever. Cherish was found half naked and under some trees, near a creek deceased, and with a battered body…. I am glad the jury convicted him, and he was sentenced to death! Thank God, for the death penalty here in Florida! He had previously done harm to children, and served time in prison before. Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 May 14, 2018 at 9:10 pm Rod, Greg, I could only name four Florida governor candidates, not five, like you asked for callers to call in, without looking it up, on the internet. I could have named five, if Richard Corcoran, hadn’t dropped out. That was surprising to me, that he dropped out, as he was growling like a tiger awhile back. I wonder why he decided to drop out of the governor’s race? Like I say, wishy washy people…..That couple, you talked about, that thought they had a puppy, but turned out to be a bear, I bet they were in for a big surprise! Sometimes, I can’t tell a wolf, or wolf dog, from a Husky dog. I almost adopted another dog I liked once, her name was Bella, but I changed my mind, as she looked so much, just like a coyote, and I was actually afraid someone might try to harm her, thinking she was a coyote. She had the stand- up pointed ears, long bushy tail, and long pointed nose, and bushy coat with yellowish colored eyes. I’m not sure she wasn’t a coyote, to tell you the truth! I enjoyed you all’s radio show tonight. Take care, you two…..that was nice of you giving out 500 Mother’s Day balloons! Please enter your comment! Mama Mia 5 COMMENTS Mama Mia I will be studying the other governor candidates too…….I just got a mailer from Levine, the first mailer sent to my home, for governor. Will study them all as much as possible. Reggie and Rod, I came by the AHS this afternoon, and saw the Channel 9 News van parked out front of the school, and they had the satellite up, so I just tuned in to the Channel 9 news, and Carla Ray was reporting about a criminal investigation going on, over more fights there, and they had some bad fighting going on in the video….have you seen these videos, Rod, and Reggie? The reporter also says a mother of one of the students fighting another student, came onto the school property to egg her daughter on against the other female student, and the mother could face criminal charges. This sure does look bad, and I would hate it, if I had kids attending there, and I would fear for them! Something sure needs to be done to stop this school violence! Someone is going to really get hurt, if they don’t get a grip on it! May 16, 2018 at 9:41 am May 16, 2018 at 9:48 am Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia Two Florida Governor candidates are already off my list for consideration for my vote for the governor’s seat…..first is Democrat Chris King. I see he declares that if he is elected governor, that he would NEVER impose the death penalty. Off my list, for sure! Next, off my list is Republican Adam Putnam. I have been watching his tv commercials, and of all the things he could talk about that is needed in Florida, in those one minute commercials, he chooses to knock liberal elites. No thanks, you won’t get my vote, Mr. Putnam…… Reply Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here May 16, 2018 at 9:51 am Episode 31From Let’s Talk About It with Rod Love and Greg Jackson Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply May 14, 2018 at 8:37 pm Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Wales responds to Pichot’s ‘ridiculous’ ranking comments

first_imgThursday Aug 29, 2019 Wales responds to Pichot’s ‘ridiculous’ ranking comments For the past ten years, the top of rugby’s world rankings has barely been mentioned by anyone due to the All Blacks dominance of the position. But Wales’ ascent to the top two weeks ago has now made it one of the most keenly discussed topics.ADVERTISEMENTSuddenly there have been swathes of criticism of the system, a system that has given Wales, England and Ireland the opportunity to climb to number one over the past few weeks.Vice Chairman of World Rugby Augustin Pichot has now weighed in on the debate, claiming it is “ridiculous” how Wales can climb to number one despite last beating the All Blacks in 1953.The former Argentina captain also said the ranking system does not treat either Italy or his home nation fairly, as they have tougher schedules being in the Six Nations and Rugby Championship, respectively.“It is a ranking that is badly done and I said it the first day I arrived at World Rugby,” Pichot said in a Spanish interview.“It has no order, it is all mathematical and I would say that it is almost a matter of marketing. It’s ridiculous! I’m going to change it. I assure.”As expected, Wales fans are not going to lie down and accept those comments, and have responded on social media.ADVERTISEMENTAgustin pichot. You, sir are ignorant. Wales have beaten Australia, Boks, Ireland the past 12 months, the 3 teams NZ lost to. So we get more ranking points. Your bosses create the criteria— rob griffiths (@spincha10) August 28, 2019A huge number of fans have said that Wales’ 14-match win streak over the past 15 months does not lie, where they have beaten the likes of South Africa, Australia and Ireland, all of whom have beaten the All Blacks in the past year.Many fans have also said that Pichot has not voiced his opinion in the past when the All Blacks sat at the top and that it is only because Wales are number one that he is critical.It seemed very unlikely that the former scrum-half was going to be able to pass these comments without facing a backlash, and that has indeed come from the Welsh fans who feel that Warren Gatland’s side are rightfully ranked number one.ADVERTISEMENTIn Pichot’s defence, he has only echoed what many fans, particularly from New Zealand, have been saying since the Grand Slam winners displaced Steve Hansen’s side.Many of the complaints have been that Wales have fortunately faced many of the top ranked sides in Cardiff, which is a veritable fortress, while their away wins have come against the likes of Argentina, who have won three of their last 26 matches, and an experimental Springboks side in Washington D.C.But all Wales could do was beat those teams, which they did, and on paper they undoubtedly have the best record over the past year or so. Whether they would beat the All Blacks or not is academic as they have not played.Ultimately, with the World Cup under a month away, these rankings – which may well change again in the coming weeks – will not be playing on the coaches’ minds too much. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Soccer Aid raises over £2 million for UNICEF

first_imgSoccer Aid raises over £2 million for UNICEF AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The money raised by Soccer Aid will fund UNICEF’s work with its partners to support children affected by HIV/AIDS, malaria, malnutrition, lack of education, lack of clean water and abandonment. UNICEF UK Executive Director David Bull said: “Soccer Aid is a great achievement for children across the world. I would like to thank everyone involved especially the British public for their enormous generosity. UNICEF’s work relies entirely on voluntary donations and because of Soccer Aid we will be able to reach hundreds and thousands of vulnerable children to give them the best possible chance in life.”The Soccer Aid donation lines will remain open until 4 June 2006. Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people Research / statistics Howard Lake | 31 May 2006 | Newscenter_img Soccer Aid has raised more than twice as much as UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, expected.Soccer Aid, created by singer Robbie Williams, involved teams of celebrities and “football legends” training and then playing in a match at Old Trafford. The project was broadcast daily on ITV1 and ITV2, from 22-27 May. Individual contributions totalled £1.2 million in response to the UNICEF appeal films shown every night as part of the programme. Proceeds from the match at Old Trafford, including net profits from ticket and programme sales, raised almost £1 million with a further £300,000 donated by ITV from viewer participations via competition phone lines and text messaging. Advertisement  21 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

The Civil Corporation: The New Economy of Corporate Citizenship

first_img Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News  15 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 Researching massive growth in giving. The Civil Corporation: The New Economy of Corporate Citizenship AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

New NI community grant scheme opens

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Howard Lake | 22 May 2016 | News New NI community grant scheme opens Tagged with: community foundations Funding Northern Ireland  66 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Advertisement Grants of up to £10,000 are being made available to community groups and organisations in Northern Ireland under a new grant scheme administered by the Community Foundation NI.The Ulster People’s College Fund was set up in 2014 by the Ulster People’s College with the aim of supporting communities in Northern Ireland who continue to suffer from social and economic problems. The Fund seeks to empower communities with skills and experiences to create a stronger and more engaged society, in particular through education and community capacity building.Under the programme the community groups and organisations can apply to:Provide community education and development that is aimed at tackling the challenges of social and economic disadvantageImprove civic participation for people who are disadvantaged and excludedOvercome cultural and political divisionExamples of types of activities/projects which will be funded:Leadership projectsAdult education programmes, in particular aimed at improving adult literacyEntrepreneurship and employability programmesCapital cost are eligible up to a maximum amount of £2,000The Fund says that if it is oversubscribed, priority will be given to smaller organisations. The deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 27th May.  65 total views,  1 views today 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

April WASDE Released Wednesday

first_img Previous articleSeed Consultants 4/10/2013 Market Closing with Gary WilhelmiNext articleFarm Bureau Analyzes Latest WASDE Data Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Apr 10, 2013 April WASDE Released Wednesday Home Indiana Agriculture News April WASDE Released Wednesday SHARE The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates were released Wednesday.WHEAT: U.S. wheat ending stocks for 2012-13 are projected 15-million bushels higher this month. Seed use for 2012-13 is raised slightly based on producer planting intentions for 2013-14 as reported in the March 28 Prospective Plantings. Feed and residual use for 2012-13 is projected 15-million bushels lower reflecting lower-than-expected disappearance during the December-February quarter as indicated by the March 1 stocks. All-wheat imports are unchanged. The projected range for the wheat season-average farm price is narrowed 5-cents on both ends to $7.70 to $7.90 per bushel.Global wheat supplies for 2012-13 are raised 2.9-million tons. The increased stocks primarily reflect balance sheet revisions that lower 2011-12 domestic wheat use for several countries this month. Global 2012-13 production is nearly unchanged. Global wheat trade is projected higher for 2012-13 with exports raised 2.6-million tons. World wheat feed and residual use is lowered 5.2-million tons. World wheat ending stocks for 2012-13 are projected 4.0-million tons higher.COARSE GRAINS: U.S. feed grain ending stocks for 2012-13 are projected higher this month as an increase in ending year corn stocks more than offset reductions for sorghum, barley, and oats. Corn feed and residual disappearance is lowered 150-million bushels. The reduction in corn feed and residual use is partly offset by a combined 20-million bushel increase in projected feed and residual use for the other feed grains based on the March 1 stocks. Adding to 2012-13 feed grain supplies this month are increases of 3-million bushels and 2-million bushels, respectively, in projected barley and sorghum imports. Domestic corn use for 2012-13 is projected 100-million bushels lower as a 50-million bushel increase in corn used to produce ethanol partly offsets the lower projection for feed and residual disappearance. Larger-than-expected March 1 corn supplies, lower corn prices and favorable margins for producing and blending ethanol limit the expected year-to-year decline in ethanol production during the second half of the marketing year (March-August). Corn exports for 2012-13 are projected 25-million bushels lower. Projected U.S. corn ending stocks for 2012-13 are raised 125-million bushels. The projected ranges for the season-average corn and sorghum farm prices are lowered 20-cents at their midpoints to $6.65 to $7.15 per bushel and $6.60 to $7.10 per bushel, respectively. The projected farm price ranges for barley and oats are narrowed 5-cents on each end to $6.30 to $6.50 per bushel and $3.75 to $3.85 per bushel, respectively.Global coarse grain supplies for 2012-13 are projected higher with a 1.1-million ton increase in world coarse grain production. Global coarse grain trade for 2012-13 is raised slightly. Global corn feed and residual use is down 5.3-million tons with much of the decline reflecting the reduction in the United States.RICE: Higher-than-previously expected March 1 U.S. rice stocks results in a 5.0-million cwt reduction in all rice 2012-13 domestic and residual use and a commensurate increase in ending stocks. No changes are made on the 2012-13 supply side or to projected exports. Long-grain 2012-13 domestic and residual use is lowered 4.0-million, and medium- and short-grain domestic use is lowered 1.0-million. The all rice 2012-13 export projection is unchanged at 108.0-million cwt.USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service estimated March 1 all rice rough stocks at 104.3-million cwt and milled rice stocks at 6.7-million cwt (9.5 million on a rough-equivalent basis). The March 1 all rice stocks estimate on a rough-equivalent basis at 113.8-million cwt is up 0.8-percent from a year earlier, and up 0.9-percent from the preceding 5-year average. The decrease in 2012-13 domestic and residual use led to a 5.0-million cwt or 17-percent increase in all rice ending stocks to 34.1-million cwt. Long-grain ending stocks are raised 4.0-million cwt to 20.4-million, and medium- and shortgrain stocks increased 1.0- million to 11.5-million. The projected U.S. average milling yield for 2012-13 is reduced to 70-percent, down 0.25-percentage points from last month. The midpoint of the 2012-13 long-grain, medium- and short-grain and all rice season-average prices are unchanged at $14.50 per cwt, $15.90 per cwt and $14.90 per cwt, respectively.World rice production is reduced 0.5-million tons to 467.6-million tons – still a record. Global consumption is reduced 0.9-million tons. Trade projections for 2012-13 are little changed from a month ago. Global 2012-13 ending stocks at 103.8-million tons are up 0.5-million from last month, but down 1.7-million from the prior year.OILSEEDS: The U.S. soybean crush for 2012-13 is increased 20-million bushels this month to 1.635-billion. The increase reflects strong soybean meal exports through the first half of the marketing year. Soybean exports are projected at 1.35-billion bushels, up 5-million on stronger-than-expected shipments in recent weeks. Residual use is reduced based on indications from the March 28 Grain Stocks report. U.S. soybean ending stocks are projected at 125-million bushels, unchanged from last month. Soybean oil balance sheet adjustments include increased production, food use, and ending stocks. Increased food use partly offsets reduced imports and consumption of canola oil. The season-average price range for soybeans is projected at $13.80 to $14.80 per bushel, unchanged from last month. Soybean oil prices are projected at 48 to 50 cents per pound, down 1-cent at the midpoint. Soybean meal prices are projected at $415 to $435 per short ton, down 10-dollars at the midpoint.Global oilseed production for 2012-13 is projected at 468.8-million tons, up 2-million from last month. South American soybean production accounts for most of the change. Global oilseed trade for 2012-13 is projected at 114.4-million tons, down 1.4-million mainly reflecting reduced soybean trade. Global soybean ending stocks are projected at 62.6-million tons, up 2.4-million.SUGAR: Projected U.S. sugar supply for fiscal year 2012-13 is decreased 122-thousand short tons, raw value, from last month, as lower production more than offsets higher imports from Mexico. Lower planted area and later seeding of the 2013 sugarbeet crop, compared with last year, reduce expected early harvest and sugar production in August and September. For 2012-13 sugar use, the strong pace to date supports an increase of 100-thousand tons. For Mexico, 2012-13 cane sugar production is increased based on increased sugarcane yields. Exports are increased both to U.S. and world markets, while higher ending stocks are in line with recent government forecasts.LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, AND DAIRY: The 2013 forecast of total red meat and poultry production is lowered from last month. Beef production is forecast down as lower expected fed cattle and bull slaughter more than offset greater cow slaughter. The pork production forecast is raised as the March 28 Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report indicated a slightly higher-than-expected first-quarter pig crop and a smaller decline in the number of sows which farrowed or are expected to farrow in the first half of the year. Hog carcass weights are also raised as feed prices are forecast lower. The broiler production forecast is lowered for the first quarter based on production data to date, but subsequent quarters are unchanged. Turkey production is forecast lower as the turkey price forecast is reduced and hatchery data points to a slowdown in poult placements. The egg production forecast is lowered, reflecting recent hatchery data.The beef export forecast for 2013 is lowered, reflecting the pace of trade in the first quarter. Beef imports are raised. Pork exports are cut as exports to a number of markets are relatively slow. The broiler export forecast is reduced from last month on expected higher prices. Cattle prices are unchanged from last month. Hog prices are lowered as greater inventories and weaker forecast exports are expected to pressure prices. Broiler prices are raised on robust current prices and demand. Turkey price forecasts are lowered as demand has been weaker-than-expected. The egg price forecast is raised on stronger-than-expected first quarter prices.The milk production forecast for 2013 is reduced on lower milk per cow in the first quarter. Cow numbers are unchanged from last month. Fat-basis imports are reduced mostly on lower imports of anhydrous products. The skim solids import forecast is reduced largely on lower expected imports of milk protein concentrates. Export forecasts are unchanged from last month. Fat-basis ending stocks are forecast higher, but skim-basis stocks are lowered. With slightly lower forecast 2013 milk production and improved domestic product demand, price forecasts for cheese, butter, NDM and whey are raised. As a result, both Class III and Class IV price forecasts are higher than last month. The all milk price for 2013 is higher at $19.45-$19.95 per cwt.COTTON: This month’s 2012-13 U.S. cotton estimates include offsetting increases in production and exports, resulting in ending stocks of 4.2-million bales, unchanged from last month’s forecast. Production is raised 280-thousand bales based on USDA’s final Cotton Ginnings report, released March 25, 2013. Domestic mill use is unchanged. Exports are raised to 13.0-million bales, based on the larger supply and strong export shipments to date. The marketing year average price received by producers is now forecast at 70.5 to 73.5 cents per pound, up 0.5-cent on each end of the range, reflecting recent higher prices.The 2012-13 world cotton estimates show higher beginning and ending stocks and sharply higher trade. World production is forecast slightly lower. World consumption is raised slightly. Forecast world trade is raised 1.8-million bales, including a 1.5-million bale increase for China, based on reported allocations of additional import quotas to mills. World 2012-13 ending stocks are now projected at 82.5-million bales, nearly 1-percent above last month.last_img read more

Media Ownership Monitor: Ukrainian media prone to power plays more than ever

first_img to go further UkraineEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldReports and statisticsMedia independence CorruptionEconomic pressureFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe News MOM is an international project launched by the international press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders. It is has been or is being carried out in eight countries worldwide, including as Turkey, Tunisia, Columbia and Cambodia. The Project is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ). Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on Ukraine UkraineEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldReports and statisticsMedia independence CorruptionEconomic pressureFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe March 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Maksym Ratushny [email protected]+380 63 239 64 16 February 26, 2021 Find out more News Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Institute of Mass Informationcenter_img Media Contact:Reporters Without Borders Germany Screen capture from Receive email alerts Reports Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV [email protected]: +49 30 60 98 95 33-55 Ukrainian mass media outlets are mostly driven by their owners’ individual interests and thus serve as instruments to securing political and economic power. Corruption and lack of financial transparency further inhibit the healthiness of the country’s media landscape. These are some of the main findings of the Media Ownership Monitor (MOM), a research and advocacy project carried out in Ukraine by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Institute of Mass Information (IMI) over the past three months and presented in Kyiv today. The detailed results of the three-month study are now available to the public on the MOM website at in English and Ukrainian.The research also showed that TV and radio markets are particularly concentrated, mostly due to missing or dysfunctional safeguards for effectively controlling media oligopolies. Corporate structures of major media companies are disguised in offshore havens, which allow the owners to bypass existing legal requirements.”The Media Ownership Monitor has allowed us to reveal the intricate links between politics and business and how both sustain each other. Weak regulation means anyone with just about enough money and connections can use the powerful tool that a mass media outlet presents as their personal PR machines, allowing owners to manipulate the public into buying their goods, voting for them or pushing for laws that will make them even more powerful,” said Nafisa Hasanova, RSF’s MOM Ukraine project manager.The IMI’s coordinator for the project, Maksym Ratushnyi, added: “By scrutinizing the media sector, our research confirms a prevailing perception: Ukrainians live in a typical country of crony capitalism, a system where business can succeed only through close association with the political elites and vice versa.”The results of the study demonstrate that oligarchs occupy a special place in Ukraine’s media landscape. It is not a secret to ordinary Ukrainians who owns the most popular national TV channels in the country. For the first time, however, this comprehensive study reveals the economic and political interests behind these ownership structures. In addition, the website makes an easily accessible, searchable and user-friendly catalogue of media ownership available to every citizen.POLITICAL INFLUENCE OVER THE MEDIA IS EXTREMELY HIGHSome individuals control vast sectors of the country’s economy, and the media industry is not an exception. Political influence over the media remains extremely high. Ten out of the twelve most important TV channels selected for the study are linked directly or indirectly to political personalities. The radio market is equally marked by ownership structures too close to the ruling classes.The study reveals that the audio-visual markets are highly concentrated, as the major four TV owners – StarLightMedia, 1+1 Media, Inter Media and Media Group Ukraine – represent an audience share of more than three quarters. These media groups belong to some of the richest individuals in Ukraine, namely Viktor Pinchuk, Ihor Kolomoyskyi, Dmytro Firtash and Rinat Akhmetov, respectively.The top four radio groups, for their part, even combine a reach of 92% of the audience in Ukraine: Tavr Radio Group, Ukrainian Media Holding, Business Radio Group and TRK Lux. Three out of these four major groups belong to some of Ukraine’s richest, the exception being TRK Lux which is owned by the wife of the mayor of Lviv.The print media and online sectors are less concentrated. Online media in particular offer much more pluralism and choice to Internet savvy Ukrainians even though they remain unregulated by any laws in the country.The MOM’s findings also show that the country’s major media groups have very complex structures hidden offshore. Cyprus, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Seychelles, Samoa, New Jersey, Belize are among the locations where some of the owners hide their assets from the Ukrainian public – regardless of a Ukrainian law explicitly prohibiting residents of offshore jurisdictions to own media companies. Shadow economy, however, remains quite significant. All this contributes to an unhealthy state of the media market in which, as a result, financial information is considered far too sensitive for the industry to disclose and thus remains intransparent.Concerning Ukraine’s legal framework, the MOM results show that some promising attempts have been made to shed light on media ownership, in particular through the adoption of a law aiming at greater media ownership transparency in 2015. Nevertheless, not all media companies have revealed their owners yet.Regulatory safeguards for controlling media concentration are still missing and the implementation of existing legal provisions stalls. For example, no objective criteria for measuring the market and media concentration have been defined yet. Regulatory authorities such as the National Council and the Anti-Monopoly Committee refer to the lack of legislation to assess concentration, as well as to the marginal level of possible sanctions. A lack of political will to reform and to regulate the media market, just as any other market, derives from the fact that politics and business are too cosy with one another.Last June, RSF already published a mission report about Ukrainian media’s situation, titled “Facing reality after the Euromaidan”. It describes the fragile situation of a country in which journalists are generally able to work freely and engage in investigative reporting, but yet face immense problems. The report also looked at concentration of the main TV networks in the hands of a few oligarchs, and at the difficulties of independent media outlets trying to develop functional business models.***The Media Ownership Monitor Ukraine was carried out by Reporters Without Borders in partnership with the Institute of Mass Information in Kyiv between July and October 2016. The project studied the legal environment, media concentration and ownership structures of the country’s 43 most popular national media outlets. October 11, 2016 Media Ownership Monitor: Ukrainian media prone to power plays more than ever Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media *** Ulrike Gruska / Christoph Dreyer / Anne Renzenbrink, media relations officers News September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Six Eritrean journalists released after nearly six years in prison

first_img Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case Reporters Without Borders is happy to learn of the probational release of six Eritrean journalists who had been held since a wave of arrests in February 2009.They are Bereket Misghina, Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrahtu and Basilios Zemo of Radio Bana, Meles Negusse Kiflu, who worked for Radio Bana and Radio Zara, Girmay Abraham of Radio Dimtsi Hafash and Petros Teferi.“We are delighted to learn of the release of these six journalists, which is an exceptional development in the terrible conditions prevailing in Eritrea, said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk. At this point, we don’t have additional information about the circumstances of their release or their state of health. We will obviously follow the situation closely.”At least seven other journalists who were rounded up in February 2009 – Mohammed Said Mohammed, Biniam Ghirmay, Esmail Abd-el-Kader, Araya Defoch, Mohammed Dafla, Simon Elias and Yemane Hagos – were released on probation in March 2013.The most dramatic event in the February 2009 wave of arrests was a raid on Radio Bana, a small radio station in the centre of the capital that broadcast educational programmes sponsored by the education ministry. All of its staff – about 50 journalists – were taken to Dobozito detention centre on the outskirts of the capital without any explanation being given.According to the figures compiled by Reporters Without Borders, 16 other journalists, including Dawit Isaak and Seyoum Tsehaye, continue to be detained in Eritrea.Eritrea is ranked last in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index for the seventh year running.For more information about Eritrea, click here. RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision Reports RSF_en April 14, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Eritrea EritreaAfrica January 13, 2021 Find out more News Organisation News (Photo : Steve Rhodes/CC By 2.0)(Slideshow : Google Earth image of the high security prison Era Ero) News Help by sharing this information January 22, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Six Eritrean journalists released after nearly six years in prison Receive email alerts EritreaAfrica to go further October 27, 2020 Find out more Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home?last_img read more

Don’t Miss Out: Reservation Deadline is July 9 for Light Up the Night at Descanso

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