Limuru Tea Company Limited (LIMT.ke) 2003 Annual Report

first_imgLimuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke)  2003 annual report.Company ProfileLimuru Tea PLC (formerly Limuru Tea Company Limited) owns 275 hectares of tea plantations situated four kilometres to the east of Limuru Town. The Company is an outgrower to Unilever Tea Kenya Limited (UTKL), the largest private sector tea company in Kenya. UTKL acts as the Limuru Tea Company’s managing agent in the growing, manufacturing, sales and marketing of its tea. The Limuru Tea estate green leaf is manufactured in the nearby UTKL’s Mabroukie factory from where it is sold mainly for export. Limuru Tea PLC is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

10 UK shares that fund managers piled into in the first half of 2020

first_img Keeping an eye on what fund managers are doing can be a smart move. Not only can it help you identify investment opportunities, but it can also help you avoid risks.With that in mind, I want to highlight 10 UK shares that fund managers piled into in the first half of 2020. The data comes from fund specialist Trustnet, who looked for the stocks in UK All Companies funds’ top 10 holdings that saw the greatest change in ownership between 31 December 2019 and 30 June.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…Fund managers bought these UK shares in 2020The UK share that saw the greatest change in ownership was consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser. At the end of last year, only 4.43% of funds in the UK All Companies sector held the stock in their top 10 holdings. However, by 30 June, that rose to 15.82%.It’s not hard to see why fund managers like Reckitt Benckiser at the moment. As the owner of a wide range of health and hygiene brands, including Dettol and Lysol, it’s well-placed for growth in the current environment.In second place was mining giant Rio Tinto. Its ownership jumped from 20.57% to 26.58%. I’m actually quite surprised to see RIO in second place as mining stocks tend to be quite cyclical. That said, iron ore prices have remained robust this year and, unlike many other FTSE 100 companies, RIO hasn’t cut its dividend in 2020.In third place was another consumer goods company, Unilever. Its ownership climbed from 17.41% to 23.41%. This one doesn’t surprise me at all. Unilever is a very reliable company. When economic uncertainty increases, investors tend to gravitate towards the stock.Behind Unilever was pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. Its ownership increased from 25% to 29.12%. This seems like an obvious pick in the current environment. Not only is AZN a defensive stock but it’s also leading the fight against Covid-19.In fifth place was British American Tobacco. Its ownership during the period rose from 19.94% to 23.42%. I imagine it’s the combination of the stock’s defensive attributes and its attractive dividend yield that has driven demand for this UK share.Next up was data and analytics specialist Relx. Its ownership jumped from 13.92% to 17.09%. This one also surprises me a bit as one of the company’s business segments is exhibitions. That said, in today’s digital world, Relx looks well-placed for growth due to its analytics expertise. So, perhaps fund managers are looking at the recent share price dip as an opportunity.Behind Relx was healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline. Its ownership increased from 31.33% to 34.18%. Like AstraZeneca, this stock seems like an obvious choice in the current environment.The final three stocks in the top 10 most-bought UK shares were insurance firm Lancashire Holdings (0.00% to 2.53%), public services provider Serco Group (0.00% to 2.22%), and energy company SSE (0.63% to 2.85%).Would I buy these stocks?Would I buy any of these UK shares today? Certainly some of them. From this list of shares, the three stocks I’d go for today would be Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever, and GlaxoSmithKline. I think all three have solid prospects in the current environment. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 12th August, 2020 Edward Sheldon owns shares in Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser and GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline, RELX, and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 10 UK shares that fund managers piled into in the first half of 2020center_img 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. Image source: Getty Images 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’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. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

Sam Burgess killer moves don’t only take place on the rugby field

first_imgSunday Jan 25, 2015 Sam Burgess killer moves don’t only take place on the rugby field Sam Burgess has had a promising start to his Rugby Union career with Bath, and late last week was selected in the England Saxons squad. He tweeted a thanks to all the fans for the support.Things are going well for the former rugby league superstar, who in his downtime is a massive Meghan Trainor fan (that may not be true). Thanks to his partner @phoebehooke for sharing.Follow us on Instagram @rugbydumpADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… 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 LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing 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

Bauhaus Apartment Redesign / RUST architects

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Gidon LevinPlaned And Designed:Raanan Stern, ShanyContractor:Yair HomashCarpentry:Imad SandoukaLight And Lamps:Karney TcheletFurniture:Basic collection, Badosa, kney kashCity:Tel Aviv-YafoCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gidon LevinText description provided by the architects. Planning and designing of a 75m2 apartment in a residential building built in the 1930’s.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe ‘International Style’ building is located in the center of the White City of Tel Aviv and in the last few years has gone through extensive restorations of its exterior. The division of the interior of the apartment was customized according to the occupant’s needs who are business man who divides his life between cities. The new design has kept the architects love and values of a modern 20th century apartment. A new brick wall, on which local works of art are hung, divides the apartment into a third and two thirds and creates wide and well lit spaces on both sides.Save this picture!© Gidon LevinThe dividing wall was left exposed and painted with a gentle gloss on the one side a concrete slab floor and on the other oak wood. The floor defines the functions of the home, between public and private. The sound system and AC are placed throughout the house and hidden behind wooden doors in the lounge. The wash room is made wholly from thin metal profiles connected to each other and meshed glass almost like a patio in the center of the apartment which becomes the entrance for natural light source. The space is an “insertion” that allows entry to the different spaces of the home.Save this picture!© Gidon LevinThe light sources in the home are a mixture of modern and older fixtures such as the two hanging lights above the dining area which were dismantled from an old factory in the Czech Republic. Every piece of carpentry was planned by the architects and customized to the needs of the owner.Save this picture!© Gidon LevinOpposite the lounge is the dark blue wall which conceals the kitchen which is painted in the same color. The walls of the apartment were painted to define narrow corners of the space, most of the walls were painted in a shade of white with two different gloss levels.Save this picture!© Gidon LevinThe central concrete beam was exposed and divides the public space between the lounge and kitchen. The metal beam in the guest room was exposed and painted black. The windows and doors of the apartment are an identical copy of those that were in the apartment 80 years ago when it was built, in color and style.Save this picture!© Gidon LevinThere is a combination of modern and antique furniture made from different materials: straw, velvet, wood & metal that were collected from different shops in Tel Aviv, some of them were refurbished and customized, enriching the interior of the apartment. The apartment is open and naturally lit which allows flowers and plants to be placed in all areas of the home and a system of electrical blinds that have been placed within the thick walls of the apartment allow control over the sunlight entering the apartment. Save this picture!© Gidon LevinProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse B / Format Elf ArchitektenSelected ProjectsGLC & Associados / Subvert StudioSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Tel Aviv-Yafo, IsraelLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Israel Projects Bauhaus Apartment Redesign / RUST architects Photographs Apartments 2015 Architects: RUST architects Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments, Renovation, Interior Design•Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israelcenter_img “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Gidon Levin+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/768998/bauhaus-apartment-redesign-studio-raanan-stern-architect Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/768998/bauhaus-apartment-redesign-studio-raanan-stern-architect Clipboard Year:  Bauhaus Apartment Redesign / RUST architectsSave this projectSaveBauhaus Apartment Redesign / RUST architects CopyAbout this officeRUST architectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignTel Aviv-YafoIsraelPublished on June 27, 2015Cite: “Bauhaus Apartment Redesign / RUST architects” 27 Jun 2015. 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Kutta Estate House / EDOM Architecture

first_imgSave this picture!© Turtle Arts Photography+ 17Curated by Hana Abdel Share Year:  Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961423/kutta-estate-house-edom-architecture Clipboard Kutta Estate House / EDOM ArchitectureSave this projectSaveKutta Estate House / EDOM Architecture Projects Photographs:  Turtle Arts PhotographyArchitects:EDOM ArchitectureCity:KochiCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Turtle Arts PhotographyRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. This cozy Estate House is designed for Mr.Sendhil Narayan (Faith Estate) in his coffee plantation at a small village ‘Kutta’ in Karnataka. This weekend retreat has a breathtaking view of the Western Ghats from the first floor.Save this picture!© Turtle Arts PhotographySave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Turtle Arts PhotographyThe main challenge faced was the safety of workers to execute the work with the wildlife surrounding the site.Save this picture!© Turtle Arts PhotographyThis house of bare essentials include two bedrooms, a TV lounge, a kitchenette and a viewing deck.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe ambiance of the house has been achieved through a mix of rustic natural materials yet with a touch of contemporary design. The cold climate and Misty winds of the site adds to the aesthetic element of the house.Save this picture!© Turtle Arts PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessISSEI Restaurant / Studio KotaSelected ProjectsPowell Street House / Robert Simeoni ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Photographs Architects: EDOM Architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Kochi, India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961423/kutta-estate-house-edom-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Kutta Estate House / EDOM Architecture 2020 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEDOM ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKochiKeralaOn FacebookConcrete HousesIndiaPublished on May 10, 2021Cite: “Kutta Estate House / EDOM Architecture” 10 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily India Area:  1750 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

United Arab Emirates: Stop the charade and release activists convicted at the mass UAE 94 trial

first_img United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en March 3, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 United Arab Emirates: Stop the charade and release activists convicted at the mass UAE 94 trial United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News to go further RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group ***********************************Amnesty InternationalFor more information please call Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa press officer Sara Hashah on +44 20 7413 5566 / +44 7778 472 126, or email: [email protected] Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI)For more information, please email Rawda Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director and Head of Legal Aid Unit, on [email protected] ARTICLE 19 For more information, please contact David Diaz-Jogeix, Director of Programmes, on [email protected] Gulf Centre for Human RightsFor more information, please call Khalid Ibrahim on +961 70159552, or email: [email protected] www.gc4hr.org Freedom HouseFor media inquiries, please email Robert Herman, Vice President for Regional Programs, on [email protected] Front Line DefendersFor more information, please call Jim Loughran, Head of Media and Communications on +353 (0)1 212 3750, or email [email protected] Index on CensorshipFor more information, please contact Melody Patry, senior advocacy officer, on +44 207 260 2660 or [email protected] International Commission of JuristsFor more information, please contact Said Benarbia, Middle East and North Africa Programme, on + 41 22 979 38 17 or [email protected] International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)For more information, please contact Arthur Manet, Director of media relations, on +33 1 43 55 90 19 or [email protected] Lawyers for LawyersFor more information, please call Ms Adrie van de Streek, Executive Director on +31 (0)6 26 274 390 or email [email protected] Lawyers’ Rights Watch CanadaFor more information, please call Gail Davidson, Executive Director, on +1 (604) 736 1175, or email [email protected] PEN InternationalFor more information, please contact PEN’s Communications and Campaigns Manager Sahar Halaimzai on +44 (0) 20 7405 0338 or email [email protected] Reporters Without BordersFor more information, please call Lucie Morillon, Programme Director on +33 1 44 83 84 71, or email [email protected] Organisation Help by sharing this information News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on United Arab Emirates On the second anniversary of the start of the mass “UAE 94” trial that imprisoned dozens of government critics and reform activists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including prominent human rights defenders, judges, academics, and student leaders, a coalition of 13 organizations calls on the UAE government to release immediately and unconditionally all those imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and association following this grossly unfair trial, as well as those who remain detained or imprisoned for publicizing concerns about it. The organizations also call on the authorities to ensure that the allegations of torture and other ill-treatment that the individuals were subjected to prior to and following their trial are promptly, independently, impartially and thoroughly investigated, that those responsible are held to account, and that the victims have access to effective remedies and to reparation. The organizations share the serious concerns raised since 2011 by several UN human rights bodies and human rights organizations regarding the UAE government’s continuing pattern of harassment, secret, arbitrary and prolonged incommunicado detention, torture and other ill-treatment, enforced disappearances, and unfair trials targeting activists and those critical of the authorities, as well as its increasing use of national security as a pretext to clamp down on peaceful activism and to stifle calls for reform. The space for dissent in the UAE is increasingly shrinking. The repression has been entrenched with the enactment in 2012 of the cybercrimes law, which the government has used to silence social media activists and others who support and defend freedom of expression online, and the enactment of the 2014 counter-terror law. The vague and overly broad definition of terrorism in the 2014 law, which treats a wide range of activities, including those protected by human rights standards, as amounting to terrorism, may be used to sentence human rights defenders or critics of the government to lengthy prison terms or even death.1The organizations call on the UAE government, which currently is a member of the UN Human Rights Council, to adhere to its obligations to uphold human rights at home, including respecting the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, and to freedom of association and peaceful assembly. The anniversary of the mass trial, widely known as the “UAE 94” trial, coincides with the anniversary of the March 2011 petition from a group of 133 high-profile women and men addressed to the UAE President, which called for democratic reform. The petition elicited an uncompromisingly repressive response from the UAE authorities and many of its signatories, and their families, have been harassed, arbitrarily arrested, or imprisoned in the four years since they put their names to their call for reform. The UAE 94 trial, which began on 4 March 2013 before the State Security Chamber of the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi, saw a total of 94 defendants, including eight who were charged and tried in absentia, stand trial en masse on the charge of establishing an organization that aimed to overthrow the government, a charge which they all denied. The trial failed to meet international fair trial standards and was widely condemned by human rights organizations and UN bodies, including the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. The court accepted prosecution evidence that consisted largely of “confessions” made by defendants while they were in pre-trial detention. The court failed to require, before the admission of such evidence, that the prosecution prove beyond reasonable doubt that the “confessions” were obtained by lawful means and voluntarily from the accused. The court also failed to take steps to investigate, or order a prompt, independent, impartial and thorough investigation of the defendants’ claims that State Security interrogators had forced them, under torture or other ill-treatment, to make false “confessions” incriminating themselves and others during months when they were held incommunicado in secret locations and without access to lawyers or the outside world. The defendants were also denied a right of appeal to a higher tribunal; under UAE law, Federal Supreme Court judgments are final and not subject to appeal.2 On 2 July 2013, the court convicted 69 of the 94 defendants, including the eight tried in absentia, and acquitted 25. The defendants included many people who had achieved prominence in the UAE in their respective fields in the law, education and academia, business, and as government advisers. The court sentenced to prison terms of between seven and 15 years many well-known figures including: prominent human rights lawyer and law professor Dr Mohammed Al-Roken, who has written a number of books and journal articles on human rights, freedom of expression, and counterterror laws; high profile lawyers Dr Mohammed Al-Mansoori and Salem Al-Shehhi; judge Mohammed Saeed Al-Abdouli; law professor and former judge Dr Ahmed Al-Zaabi; lawyer and university professor Dr Hadef Al-Owais; senior member of the Ras Al-Khaimah ruling family Sheikh Dr Sultan Kayed Mohammed Al-Qassimi; businessman Khalid Al-Shaiba Al-Nuaimi; Science teacher Hussain Ali Al-Najjar Al-Hammadi; blogger and former teacher Saleh Mohammed Al-Dhufairi; student leader Abdulla Al-Hajri; and student and blogger Khalifa Al-Nuaimi who, before his arrest, had kept an active blog which he used to express criticism of the human rights situation in the UAE and the heavy-handed approach of the State Security apparatus.3Others convicted at the trial include seven activists, known as the “UAE 7”, who had their citizenship arbitrarily withdrawn in 2011 and were told to leave the country. They are economist Ahmed Ghaith Al-Suwaidi; teacher Hussein Al-Jabri; former long-term employee of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs Hassan Al-Jabri; teacher Ibrahim Hassan Al-Marzouqi; former teacher Sheikh Mohammed Al-Sadeeq; Dr Shahin Abdullah Al-Hosni; and Dr Ali Hussain Al-Hammadi.During the trial, the authorities took steps to prevent independent reporting of the proceedings. International media and independent trial observers were not permitted access to the court. Security authorities refused to allow an independent trial observer delegated by Amnesty International entry to the UAE immediately prior to the opening of the trial. Two independent observers sent by the International Commission of Jurists were turned away by plain-clothed security officials before they reached the Federal Supreme Court building.4 Another international observer mandated by the International Federation for Human Rights, the Gulf Center for Human Rights, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, and the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, was also denied access to the final trial hearing on 2 July 2013, despite an earlier indication by the UAE authorities that she would be allowed to attend.5 In November 2013, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued an Opinion on the UAE 94 case, concluding that the UAE government had deprived the defendants of their right to a fair trial, enshrined in Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found that the arrest and detention of the individuals had resulted from the exercise of their rights to freedom of opinion and expression and to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, guaranteed under articles 19 and 20 of the UDHR, stating that the restrictions on those rights could not be considered to be proportionate and justified. It declared the arrest and detention of the 61 defendants who were imprisoned following the mass trial to be arbitrary and called on the UAE authorities to release them and afford them appropriate reparation.5Authorities also barred some of the defendants’ relatives from the courtroom; and others, who were permitted to attend, were harassed, detained or imprisoned after they criticized the proceedings and publicized torture allegations made by the defendants on the Twitter social media website. In April 2013, a court sentenced Abdullah Al-Hadidi, the son of one of the UAE 94 who was convicted, Abdulrahman Al-Hadidi, to 10 months’ imprisonment on the charge of publishing details of the trial proceedings “without probity and in bad faith,” after he criticized the proceedings on Twitter. He was released in November 2013. Blogger and netizen, Obaid Yousef Al-Zaabi, brother of Dr Ahmed Al-Zaabi, was arrested in July 2013 and again in December 2013, and was prosecuted on several charges based on his Twitter posts about the trial, including spreading “slander concerning the rulers of the UAE using phrases that lower their status, and accusing them of oppression” and “disseminating ideas and news meant to mock and damage the reputation of a governmental institution.” In June 2014, Obaid Yousef Al-Zaabi was acquitted of all charges but, despite this, the authorities continue to arbitrarily detain him, even though there is no legal basis for depriving him of his liberty. He remains in the prisoners’ ward of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Hospital in Abu Dhabi, as he continues to suffer from advanced arthritis and rheumatism and has difficulty walking.7Osama Al-Najjar, netizen and son of Hussain Ali Al-Najjar Al-Hammadi, was arrested in March 2014 and prosecuted for charges based on messages he posted on Twitter defending his father, who is one of the UAE 94. In November 2014, he was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment and a heavy fine for charges including “designing and running a website on social networks with the aim of publishing inaccurate, satirical and defaming ideas and information that are harmful to the structure of State institutions”; “offending the State”; “instigating hatred against the State”; and “contacting foreign organizations and presenting inaccurate information” about the UAE 94 trial and living conditions inside Al-Razeen Prison. He had no right to appeal the verdict and is imprisoned in Al-Wathba Prison, Abu Dhabi.8The UAE 94 trial proved to be the centerpiece of the authorities’ broader crackdown targeting expression of dissent and advocacy of greater public participation in the governance of the UAE and other reform. At one stroke, the authorities removed from the public arena their most prominent critics and the country’s leading advocates of reform, while signaling to other potential dissenters that they will not tolerate open political debate in the UAE or any form of criticism of the government.8The coalition is very concerned about the lack of space for rights organizations to do their legitimate work and about the repeated attempts by the UAE authorities or their supporters to eliminate freedom of expression for its residents, not only in the traditional media, but also on social media networks. On 28 October 2014, for example, high profile human rights defender and blogger Ahmed Mansoor’s Twitter account, in which he publishes his personal thoughts and views, was hacked. On 15 February 2015, three sisters, Asma Khalifa Al-Suwaidi, Maryam Khalifa Al-Suwaidi and Alyaziyah Khalifa Al-Suwaidi, were subject to enforced disappearance and there are serious concerns for their safety. The three sisters have campaigned peacefully online for the release of their brother, one of the UAE 94 prisoners, Dr Issa Al-Suwaidi, highlighting his unfair trial and the human rights violations to which he was subjected at the hands of UAE authorities. Dr Issa Al-Suwaidi is a respected academic and was the General Secretary of the Red Crescent in the UAE between 1996 and 1998.On 16 February 2015, government-owned newspaper The National reported that the UAE government had adopted 36 recommendations made by the Human Rights Department of the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs after it carried out a study of international reports on the country’s human rights performance. The online newspaper said one of the recommendations was that an independent committee be established to review all allegations of torture, which the coalition endorses. However, the report disappeared from The National’s website the day after it was published, which is discouraging.10The coalition urgently calls on the UAE authorities to implement recommendations by UN bodies and international human rights organizations to:-release immediately and unconditionally all those individuals detained or imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and association;-prohibit the practice of secret detention;-institute safeguards against torture and other ill-treatment, and ensure that all complaints or allegations of torture and other ill-treatment are promptly, independently and thoroughly investigated; -ensure that victims of torture and other ill-treatment, arbitrary detention, and other human rights violations have access to effective remedies;ensure that all persons deprived of their liberty receive a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial court in accordance with international human rights standards, including by having the right to appeal the judgment before a higher court or tribunal; -publish the 36 recommendations made by the Human Rights Department of the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and implement the recommendation that an independent committee be established to review all allegations of torture;-amend any legislation which impermissibly restricts the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly, with a view to bringing all of these laws into full conformity with the UAE’s obligations under international human rights law, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and-ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its Optional Protocols, and the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance. 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Limerick sports clubs score €50,000 in funding

first_imgTwitter Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown NewsLocal NewsSportLimerick sports clubs score €50,000 in fundingBy Liam Togher – July 9, 2014 717 Print Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year THE launch of Limerick Sports Partnership (LSP) this Thursday July 10 will coincide with the presentation of €50,000 in funding to 56 Limerick sports and community groups.The LSP’s Club/Community Links Grant Scheme will see the distribution of funding to local clubs to further develop links with the community in which they are based.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up John Treacy, CEO of the Irish Sports Council, will join Limerick Council Cathaoirleach Kevin Sheahan at the University of Limerick Sport Pavilion for the launch of LSP, which was established earlier this year with the merger of the City and County Sports Partnerships.Mr Treacy described the merging of the sports partnerships as a “significant step towards developing a unified approach to increasing participation in sport in every community across Limerick.”He added: “Limerick has a proud sporting reputation but it is essential that every effort is made to ensure all sections of society are provided with opportunities to engage in recreational activities and to participate in sport.“The City and County Sports Partnerships have over the years helped to increase participation levels throughout Limerick and I have no doubt that the pooling of their resources and expertise will deliver dividends for the people of Limerick in years to come.”LSP co-ordinator Phelim Macken believes that the grant scheme will provide substantial benefit not just to sports clubs, but also the communities in which they are involved.“The purpose of this scheme is to encourage local sports clubs to develop links with schools and community groups and to jointly develop a programme or event that will help to attract members of the community to take part in sport and physical activity.“This will not only help to improve the overall health of local communities but will also help to attract new members to participating sports clubs.” WhatsApp Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Facebook Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Advertisement Linkedin TAGSCllr Kevin SheahanclubsCommunityIrish Sports CouncilJohn TreacyLimerick Sports PartnershipPhelim MackenSportUL Sport Previous article€20,000 seized at ShannonNext articleMan rescued from river in Limerick Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Could Alfie be the new Nose of Tralee?last_img read more

Plea In Kerala HC Seeking Direction To Centre To Evacuate Indian Citizens Stranded In UAE [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea In Kerala HC Seeking Direction To Centre To Evacuate Indian Citizens Stranded In UAE [Read Petition] Mehal Jain10 April 2020 6:43 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court was moved in a writ petition on Thursday for a direction to the Union Ministries of External Affairs and of Civil Aviation for permission for chartered flights to operate aircrafts from the UAE to India to evacuate the Indian citizens stranded in UAE. The petitioners, Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre, Dubai (which claims to be the largest Indian-orign NGO in Dubai) and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court was moved in a writ petition on Thursday for a direction to the Union Ministries of External Affairs and of Civil Aviation for permission for chartered flights to operate aircrafts from the UAE to India to evacuate the Indian citizens stranded in UAE. The petitioners, Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre, Dubai (which claims to be the largest Indian-orign NGO in Dubai) and a UAE based travel service provider, have urged that the plea is of utmost urgency as many of the Indian citizens stranded in UAE are on Tourist visas or on transit visas and have already expired their permitted period of stay. Further, it is averred that there are other categories of citizens who because of their entitlement of leave from work, as also certain other categories requires immediate medical attention and are also stranded in UAE. “The petitioners had communicated this to Consul General of India in Dubai who has acknowledged the said fact and also has stated that the Indian embassy in UAE is awaiting permission from New Delhi. The petitioners have also represented to the Ministry for External Affairs as also the Chief Minister of Kerala. But no positive action has come so far”, it is narrated. The plea clarifies that the petitioners are not asking for a direction to the Union of India to operate a chartered flight to evacuate the stranded citizens, as Emirates Airlines, which is the official airline of the Dubai government has expressed its willingness to operate flights to India subject to getting permission from the Indian government. “It had come out in news that Air India had operated flights from various situations in India including cochin to evacuate the stranded German citizens back to Germany. It had also come in news that Government of Oman has charted a flight to take their citizens back to their country”, reads a portion of the petition. The petitioners assert that the directions prayed here are also on similar lines- for the citizens of India stranded in the UAE to be brought back. It is lamented that many Indian citizens are suffering in labour camps in the UAE because of non-employment and non-availability of basic amenities- “Article 21 of the Constitution of India demands that such citizens be brought back to their county to alleviate their sufferings” It is submitted that “strict conditions may be imposed for eligibility of persons who could travel to India as also the quarantine conditions to be imposed on arrival in India”.The Petition has been filed through Advocates Haris Beeran, OA Nuriya and M .Muhammed Shafi.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Next Storylast_img read more

Palaeo-climatic and -biogeographical implications of Oligocene Ostracoda from CRP-2/2A and CRP-3 drillholes, Victoria Land basin, Antarctica

first_imgA total of eighteen species of marine ostracods, in at least twelve genera, have been recovered from Early and Late Oligocene glacio-marine sediments from boreholes CRP-3 and CRP-2/2A in the Victoria Land Basin, Ross Sea, Antarctica. Faunas are sparse and generally moderately-well preserved. Previously, three species or closely related species have been recorded only from glacial settings (Kuiperiana meridionalislain (Müller), Australicythere polylyca (Müller), Hemicytheridea aff. H. kinggeorgeensis Blaszyk), but palaeotemperatures somewhat higher than at present in the Ross Sea are suggested by the presence ofAustrocythere reticulotuberculata Hartmann, Cluthia aff. C. antiqua Ayress & Drapala and Cytherella? sp 4796. Majungaella sp. 4471 is an enigmatic component, representing a genus previously known only from warm Cretaceous and Eocene, and relatively warm interglacial Pliocene habitats in southern Gondwana and the Antarctic Peninsula. Palaeobiogeographical considerations indicate that during Early Oligocene times, the Ross Sea area had faunal links with both Antarctic Peninsula/South America andsouthern Australasia. Three species present in the Early Oligocene glacial environments at Cape Roberts havesurvived to the Recent in the cool-cold Antarctic/Sub-Antarctic region: Austrocythere reticulotuberculataHartmann, Australicythere polylyca (Müller), and Kuiperiana meridionalis (Müller).last_img read more