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Thorntons profit slumps with rising cocoa price taking its toll

first_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo KCS-content Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Wednesday 6 October 2010 7:54 pmcenter_img CHOCOLATE maker and seller Thorntons posted a 2.4 per cent fall in full-year profit as own store sales fell and said it expected market conditions to remain tough.The firm, which issued a profit warning in May, said yesterday it made a profit before tax of £6.1m in the year to 26 June. That compares with analysts’ consensus forecast of £6.5m.The group, which trades from around 600 stores, said overall revenue was flat at £214.6m.Thorntons said its key challenge continues to be the own stores channel, which saw a 3.6 per cent fall in sales. It also warned of the impact of spiralling cocoa prices causing possible price rises.“We have strengthened our senior retail management team and we believe that this, together with extensive product innovation and changes to the promotional and marketing programmes, should have a positive impact on trading in the lead up to Christmas,” it said in a statement.The firm said trading since the year-end had been in line with internal expectations. Thorntons, which cut net debt to £26m during the year, maintained its total dividend payout at 6.05p.The traditional chocolate maker was founded 99 years ago. Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrap Thorntons profit slumps with rising cocoa price taking its toll whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more


September 4, 2021 0

Price pressures add to business worries

first_img Show Comments ▼ Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content whatsapp Monday 4 April 2011 7:23 pm EIGHT out of 10 manufacturers say that rising material costs are placing pressure on them to hike prices, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) announced today.Positive balances of 40 per cent in the factory sector and 33 per cent of firms in the service sector want to raise prices, the BCC’s quarterly economic survey showed. The balances are the highest they have been since the autumn of 2008.The survey suggests that the economy has returned to growth in the first three months of the year, yet is largely downbeat.GDP growth for the quarter “is likely to have been only slightly larger than the decline of 0.5 per cent seen in quarter four of 2010,” the report said.Confidence, particularly among manufacturers, has fallen since the previous quarter, the survey shows.“Exporting activity remains strong, but there have been sharp declines in confidence,” said BCC chief David Frost. “The government must get the detail right on Budget measures to generate economic growth.” whatsapp Share Tags: NULL Price pressures add to business worries last_img read more


September 4, 2021 0

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng) Q12016 Presentation

first_imgEcobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng)  2016 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEcobank Transnational Incorporated Plc is a financial institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the domestic, corporate, investment banking and treasury sectors. Customers include individuals, governments, financial institutions, local and international organisations, small to medium enterprises and micro businesses. Ecobank offers an extensive array of products and services ranging from transactional accounts, electronic banking and money transfer services to term loans, treasury services and financial advisory and consultancy services for asset and wealth management. The company is a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. It operates through 640 branches located in major towns and cities in 27 countries in Africa. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


July 12, 2021 0

Shelter launches fundraising quiz event for finance professionals

first_img Tagged with: Events  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Shelter launches fundraising quiz event for finance professionals Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 27 January 2004 | News The Shelter Finance Quiz on 26 February 2004 is asking accountants, bankers and finance sector staff to raise money for the charity.Shelter is asking finance professionals to organise teams of colleagues and friends to compete in the quiz. The charity has secured sponsorship of the event from financial recruitment Web site totallyfinancial.com, who will donate two bottles of champagne for every quiz event organised. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more


June 16, 2021 0

Warning sign to anti-war movement: Behind assassination of Donetsk leader

first_imgAlexander Zakharchenko (center) during the battle of Debaltsevo in Feb. 2015.Alexander Zakharchenko, prime minister of the anti-fascist Donetsk People’s Republic, was assassinated on Aug. 31 when an explosion ripped through the Separ restaurant in the capital city of Donetsk.Zakharchenko’s bodyguard, Vyacheslav Dotsenko, was also killed. Twelve other people were injured in the blast, four of them severely, including Finance Minister Alexander Timofeyev. Natalia Volkova, a youth activist, received third-degree burns over 60 percent of her body. (Donetsk News Agency, Sept. 1)Denis Levin, a communist worker from Ukraine living in political exile in Donetsk, told Workers World that the restaurant was often frequented by families and children.Twelve people were taken into custody on suspicion of participating in the planning and conduct of the bombing. According to DPR authorities, the terrorist act was carried out by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), through operatives trained by U.S. and NATO military and intelligence services. (Sputnik News, Aug. 31)Zakharchenko, a small businessperson and the son of a coal miner, participated in the anti-fascist uprising and militia movement in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, following a right-wing coup in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, in early 2014. The coup was backed to the hilt by the United States, which actively collaborated with local oligarchs and neo-Nazis.In April 2014, with U.S.-NATO support, the Ukrainian regime opened up a brutal war against the people of Donbass. The war has so far cost more than 10,000 lives, according to the United Nations. That May, popular referenda established Donetsk and Lugansk as independent people’s republics.Zakharchenko became prime minister of the DPR in August 2014. As a respected militia fighter without strong political ties, he was seen as a compromise figure between the left-leaning and anti-establishment forces that led the Donbass uprising and the more conservative, pro-capitalist forces backed by the government of the Russian Federation.Donbass desperately needed the support of neighboring Russia, then and now, as it is cut off from food, medicine, equipment and other basic needs by a Western blockade.Zakharchenko was closely identified with the Minsk accords, a set of agreements he signed in early 2015 with the participation of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine, to end the war and bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict. However, the Western-backed government in Kiev, headed by President Petro Poroshenko, has never respected the accords. The Ukrainian side continues to shell residential areas along the line of conflict, including the outskirts of the Donetsk capital.200,000 gathered in Donetsk Sept. 2 for funeral of Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko.Despite popular disenchantment with the Minsk accords and the difficulties caused by the blockade, Zakharchenko remained personally popular as a symbol of the united front against the Ukrainian regime.Zakharchenko usually wore his militia fatigues, emphasizing the state of siege of the republic, and was frequently seen at the front among the soldiers defending against the Ukrainian Armed Forces and neo-Nazi battalions. In February 2015, he was wounded in action during one of the last battles that successfully turned back a Ukrainian military offensive.He had a down-to-earth style modeled after one of his heroes, Fidel Castro, and frequently went among the residents of the republic to listen to their problems. He established an online video dialogue with residents of Ukraine and areas of Donbass under Ukrainian occupation. His style was credited with bringing a sense of daily normalcy back to the war-battered capital city.Zakharchenko’s assassination was condemned by the governments of the Russian Federation and the Syrian Arab Republic. (SANA, Sept. 1) Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his personal condolences to the people of Donetsk. (TASS, Aug. 31)On Sept. 2 tens of thousands of people came to the Donetsk Opera House, where Zakharchenko lay in state, to pay their final respects. Some 200,000 people lined the streets for his funeral procession. (Novorossia News, Sept. 2)Why now?Other assassinations have been carried out by the SBU in Donetsk, notably of two popular militia commanders close to Zakharchenko, known by their military call-signs Givi and Motorola.There were also earlier attempts on Zakharchenko’s life, most involving car bombs and sniper attacks.However, the assassination of the prime minister through a terror attack on a civilian target in central Donetsk is at a whole other level. Such an act could not have been carried out by a politically, economically and militarily dependent regime like Ukraine’s without high-level U.S. approval.As if to underline the U.S. role in the murder, the following day Ukrainian President Poroshenko stood side by side with NATO head Jens Stoltenberg at the Washington funeral of war criminal Sen. John McCain, who was part of the bipartisan bloc that helped bring the Ukrainian junta to power during the Barack Obama administration. (Interfax-Ukraine, Sept. 3) McCain famously shared a platform with Ukrainian fascist Oleh Tyanybok in Kiev before the 2014 coup.So it’s important to ask: Why was Zakharchenko assassinated now, and in this way?Of course, an attack like this is meant to sow fear in the residents of Donbass and shake confidence in the government of the anti-fascist republic. In this respect it failed, as shown by the defiant mass outpouring for Zakharchenko’s funeral.But the attack must also be seen in an international context.Zakharchenko’s assassination came as the Syrian Army, with support from its Russian, Iranian and Hezbollah allies, moves to retake Idlib province, one of the last strongholds of the Western-backed contra armies in Syria. (See article by Karin Leukefeld in Junge Welt Aug. 30 / workers.org Sept. 1)Just days before, the Russian military warned that U.S.-backed forces could stage another “false flag” chemical weapons attack in Idlib, of the sort used so frequently to justify prolonged Western intervention in Syria. Syria’s representative then presented evidence of such a plan to the United Nations. (FARS News Agency, Aug. 29)Was the assassination of Zakharchenko a warning to Moscow and its allies, an act of retaliation for their exposure of the planned provocation in Idlib?Throughout the long imperialist war to dismember Syria, Ukraine has frequently been used by the West as a looming threat against Damascus’ ally — the threat of a second front on Russia’s Western border that could flare up at any moment.It also comes amidst the deepening internal struggle inside the U.S. ruling-class political establishment over which direction the Pentagon war machine and CIA is to take: further toward war with Russia, as advocated by Democratic Party and establishment Republican Party leaders, or toward other targets, including Iran and China, as prefered by Trump.Anti-imperialists and anti-war activists must not disregard the assassination of the Donetsk leader as a local event of limited significance. Instead they should see it as a warning sign of the need to redouble efforts to reach out to poor and working people here, to counter the anti-Russia witch hunt, and to mobilize to stop U.S. intervention everywhere!This is the best tribute we can pay to fallen anti-fascist Alexander Zakharchenko.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


June 15, 2021 0

ISDA Offers Certified Livestock Producer Program

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News ISDA Offers Certified Livestock Producer Program Facebook Twitter By Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture – Mar 4, 2020 Previous articleUSDA Invests $900 Million in Rural Electric Infrastructure in Indiana, 15 Other StatesNext articleEight Ag Grain Explosions in 2019 Across US, One in Indiana Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture ISDA Offers Certified Livestock Producer Program SHARE Facebook Twitter The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is conducting three trainings for livestock producers interested in the Certified Livestock Producer Program.This voluntary program is open to all livestock species and recognizes producers that go above and beyond in their farm management in the areas of environmental stewardship, animal well-being, biosecurity, emergency planning and community relations.“We are proud to say that the number of Certified Livestock Producers who have completed this training grow each year, currently we are up to 145 producers,” said Bruce Kettler, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director. “This program is a great opportunity to become prepared and master safety protocols in the event of an emergency. I encourage all livestock producers to look into this program and see if it is a good fit for them, their families and their farm.”To become certified, producers will have to work with their veterinarian to develop a biosecurity plan and meet with their local fire department to create an emergency management plan. They will also be responsible for conducting a self-assessment in several areas, as well as participating in their industry’s quality assurance program, such as Beef Quality Assurance or Pork Quality Assurance Plus.Once a producer completes the certification and is approved by the department, they will be eligible to receive the official Certified Livestock Producer signage and will be invited to attend an award ceremony at the Indiana State Fair.The following list includes the Certified Livestock Producer trainings.Friday, March 13, 2020When: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (ET)Where: Elkhart County Purdue Extension office, 17746 Country Road 34 # E, Goshen, IN 46528Click here to registerTuesday, March 17, 2020When: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ET)Where: Benton County Fairgrounds, 2743 W. State Road 352, Boswell, IN 47921Click here to registerFriday, March 27, 2020When: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (ET)Where: Johnson County Purdue Extension office, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin, IN 46131Click here to registerTo register, visit www.isda.in.gov or call 317.220.3711.last_img read more


June 14, 2021 0

Afghan authorities must end impunity for crimes against journalists

first_img News RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News During a week that has seen the anniversaries of the still unpunished murders of two well-known journalists, Zakia Zaki and Abdul Samad Rohani, Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of the impunity enjoyed by those responsible for crimes of violence against media personnel in Afghanistan. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses WomenImpunityViolence Follow the news on Afghanistan RSF_en June 8, 2015 – Updated on June 9, 2016 Afghan authorities must end impunity for crimes against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more May 3, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses WomenImpunityViolence Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Organisation News During a week that has seen the anniversaries of the still unpunished murders of two well-known journalists, Zakia Zaki and Abdul Samad Rohani, Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of the impunity enjoyed by those responsible for crimes of violence against media personnel in Afghanistan. Rohani’s body was found seven years ago today. The eighth anniversary of Zaki’s murder was two days ago.Although Afghnistan’s national unity government has taken measures designed to improve freedom of information, including dissolving the commission for the verification of press offences and adopting a law on access to information, journalists are increasingly the targets of acts of violence and intimidation.In one of the latest examples, Haji Asheghalah Vafa, a parliamentary representative for the northern province of Baghlan, threatened the head of local Tanvir TV, Shir Mohammad Jahesh, on 26 May, saying: “Your life will end on this Saturday, 30 May, when I arrive.”Jahesh told Reporters Without Borders he was terrified by the parliamentarian’s threat and had sought refuge in Kabul. “All this just because of a report about a police commander who was removed and transferred to another region,” he said.President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has nonetheless written a letter of commitment to support free media and journalists that has been endorsed by Abdullah Abdullah, his chief executive in the national unity government. It aims to render justice and end in impunity, and to reopen the cases of journalists who have been murdered in the past ten years.Reopening cases of murdered journalistsAt a meeting with prosecutors on 30 November 2014, First Vice-President Abdul Rachid Dostom formally asked the attorney-general to reopen all the cases of murdered journalists. He also requested the creation of a commission to monitor these cases and asked to be kept informed about progress in the investigations.“I have promised to inform journalists on the International Day Against Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists,” he said. The attorney-general responded that “the cases will be carefully studied so that those responsible are identified and punished.”But so far, the prosecutor’s office and the vice-president have not provided any information about the state of these investigations.“The reopening of the cases of murdered journalists is an important step by the government and the judicial system,” said Reza Moini, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Afghanistan desk. “Impunity reigns in the immense majority of murders and physical attacks against journalists, and the authorities have a duty to be as transparent as possible about the progress of the investigations. We must not forget that the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators encourages them to continue violating human rights and freedom of information. The murders of Afghan journalists are not just crimes against freedom of expression but also war crimes that must be severely punished.”Journalists have paid a high price in Afghanistan since 2001. At least 33 have been killed in connection with the work. They include 15 foreign journalists – four German, two French, two Italian, two Swedish, one Australian, one Canadian, one Norwegian, one American, and one British. Most of these murders are still unpunished.Anniversaries of two unpunished murdersMost of the crimes of violence against journalists occur outside the capital. They include the two murders whose anniversaries were marked this week, one today and one two days ago.Zakia Zaki, the director of Sada-e-Solh (Voice of Peace Radio) in the province of Parwan, was gunned down in her home, in front of her two-year-old son, on 6 June 2007. Her killers have never been publicly identified or brought to justice. Her death has never been properly investigated.Reporters Without Borders said the following about Zaki’s death in the report entitled “Presidential election in Afghanistan: local media on the front line” that it published in March 2014:“According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, the murderers were followers of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the founder and leader of the Islamist group Hezb-e-Islami (HIA). Several sources said that, several months before Zaki’s murder, Hekmatyar issued a fatwa against her, saying: ‘If you want to protect Islam, you must silence this woman’s voice.’ A radical fundamentalist group, HIA is an ally of the Taliban in their fight against the Afghan government and the foreign military forces. At the same time, it has representatives within the government.”The report quoted a senior police officer as saying: “The first suspect, the head of the commando implicated in the journalist’s death, was killed by foreign forces a year after the murder. He was one of the assailants who attacked a military base in the region. The government knew full well that he was one of the local Hezb-e-Islami leaders but did not know he was involved in Zakia Zaki’s death. We determined that when we found his gun on him. It was the gun that was used to kill the journalist. As for the other two assailants, one is in prison for other crimes and the third is also apparently in prison.”The former information and culture minister told Reporters Without Borders on 29 September 2013 that the murderers have been punished. He said that they had been arrested in other cases, that two of them were dead and that a third was still in prison. He provided no further explanation.The body of Abdul Samad Rohani was found on 8 June 2008, a day after gunmen detained him on the outskirts of the southern city of Lashkar Gah. He had been shot three times and, according to a forensic doctor, he was tortured before being killed.Aged 25, he was a Helmand province reporter for the BBC’s Pashto and Persian language services and had worked for the Afghan independent news agency Pajhwok since 2004.During a ceremony to mark the first anniversary of his death, Pajhwok editor in chief Danish Karokhel told Reporters Without Borders: “We have been asking the same thing over and again for the entire year, namely, can we at least know the identity of those who killed our colleague? We know the Afghan government is too weak to arrest and try those responsible. At least we could hope that the media would be able investigate the murder. But they cannot. Why is everyone so afraid of looking into this case?”War crimesDestabilized by an increasingly violent civil war, Afghanistan finds its extremely difficult to protect journalists. Since the start of this spring, Taliban attacks have been directly targeting foreign civilians, regarded by the Taliban as “citizens of occupying countries” and as “state collaborators.”The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has reported a record high number of 2,937 civilian casualties during the first four months of 2015 (974 civilian deaths and 1,963 injured) – a 16 percent increase over the same period in 2014. On 31 May, UNAMA human rights director Georgette Gagnon described these attacks as war crimes.Unfortunately, a sector of the government is simultaneously holding peace talks with these criminals. Most of the slain journalists were directly killed by the Taliban, who are waging a war opposed to the Afghan people’s desire for peace and democracy. Afghanistan’s recent history has clearly shown that peace is impossible without justice.Afghanistan is ranked 122th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. to go further March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


June 12, 2021 0

Dismay at presidential green light for two restrictive articles in new criminal code

first_imgNews PanamaAmericas News Organisation PanamaAmericas to go further Follow the news on Panama RSF_en Help by sharing this information December 9, 2016 Find out more RSF’s calls for release of Dutch journalist jailed in Panama Canadian TV crew hoping to cover mining dispute fears being denied entry News March 23, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dismay at presidential green light for two restrictive articles in new criminal code Reporters Without Borders said it was deeply disappointed by Panamanian President Martín Torrijos’ decision on 21 March to endorse two articles in the newly-amended criminal code that violate press freedom.“By approving these two articles, President Torrijos is restricting the freedom of action of journalists to the point of preventing them from fulfilling the role they are meant to play in a democracy,” the press freedom organisation said. “This decision is a big disappointment for us. It runs counter to the tendency in the Americas for legislative changes to benefit the press. We hope an appeal will eventually be brought against these articles on the grounds of unconstitutionality.”The two articles, which have been strongly criticised by the Panamanian media, are part of a package of 448 amendments to the criminal code which the national assembly approved in a plenary session on 6 March. Article 164: “Anyone legitimately coming into possession of private or personal mail, recordings or documents – not intended for publication, even if addressed to that person – who makes them public without the required permission and which results in harm, will be punished by 200 to 500 days of fines or weekend imprisonment”.Article 422: “Anyone guilty of revealing secrets which they hold as a result of official responsibility or contract or allowing others access to them, will be punished with a sentence of six months to one year in prison or its equivalent in daily fines or weekend imprisonment”.President Torrijos had 30 days to approve or veto the legislative package after it was submitted o him on 10 March. Presidential chief of staff Ubaldino Real announced on 21 March that the president would veto four of its provisions but not articles 164 and 422.The National Association of Journalists (CNP) said it sent a letter of protest to the president the same day, with a copy to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.An appeal against the new criminal code could be presented to the supreme court on the grounds of unconstitutionality if it is established that it violates the American Convention on Human Rights and the Inter-American Convention against Corruption, both of which have been incorporated into Panama’s constitution. But such an appeal cannot be submitted until the entire legislative package has been promulgated. As four of its provisions were vetoed, it will have to go back to parliament first. Reporters Without Borders voices deep disappointment at the president’s decision on 21 March to approve two articles in the newly-amended criminal code that violate press freedom. An appeal against the new legislation could eventually be submitted to the supreme court. News Receive email alerts Anti-Corruption Day : Journalists on front line of fight against corruption December 7, 2016 Find out more January 30, 2012 Find out morelast_img read more


June 12, 2021 0

‘Reputation A Facet of Article 21’ : Delhi Court Slams Media For Publishing News Against Umar Khalid Without Verifying All Facts In Riots Case

first_imgNews Updates’Reputation A Facet of Article 21′ : Delhi Court Slams Media For Publishing News Against Umar Khalid Without Verifying All Facts In Riots Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Jan 2021 9:48 AMShare This – xIn a significant order, a Delhi Court has criticized media for publishing the alleged confessional statements of Umar Khalid in Delhi riots conspiracy cases, without clarifying that such confessions are not admissible in evidence.”The news reports have only highlighted that accused Umar Khalid had confessed his involvement… However, none of the news item is shown to have made…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?LoginIn a significant order, a Delhi Court has criticized media for publishing the alleged confessional statements of Umar Khalid in Delhi riots conspiracy cases, without clarifying that such confessions are not admissible in evidence.”The news reports have only highlighted  that accused Umar Khalid had confessed his involvement… However, none of the news item is shown to have made a clarification to its readers/viewers that such a statement, even if actually made, could not be used by the prosecution as evidence”, observed the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate North East, Karkardooma Courts, Delhi.The Court said that a reporter should have a basic knowledge of law that a confessional statement made to a police official is not admissible as evidence in law and should inform an ordinary reader about the same while reporting an alleged confession.”A reporter should have such a basic knowledge of law as readers/viewers consider news item as true without verifying the facts.Further, general public might not be aware of the law as above mentioned. Therefore, it is duty of the Press and Media to inform and educate its readers and viewers about all the relevant facts and circumstances of a news item published or shown on the News channel”, the CMM Dinesh Kumar noted in the order.The Court was considering an application filed by JNU student leader Umar Khalid – who has been under custody since September 14 last year – complaining about media campaign that he has confessed his involvement in the conspiracy behind the communal riots which took place in North East Delhi in February 2020.The Court took a specific objection to a news item which started with with words “Radical Islamist and Anti Hindu Delhi Riots accused Umar Khalid….”.”In one of the news items, the news starts with words “Radical Islamist and Anti Hindu Delhi Riots accused Umar Khalid….”. The said news item portrays the entire Delhi riots as Anti-Hindu Riots. However, in fact this does not appear to be the case, as all the communities have felt the consequences of those riots. Such news item might show to the public at large that accused Umar Khalid had in fact confessed/admitted his role in Delhi riots. However, it is the duty of the judicial system to decide a case on merits after trial”. Media trial cannot destroy presumption of innocenceThe Court observed that one of the basic principles of criminal jurisprudence is presumption of innocence. The most important role of the media is its ability to mobilize the thinking process of a large number of the population.However, there exists a risk of prejudice being caused if the press and media fail to do their duty with care and caution. One of such risk is that of ‘Media Trial’, the Court said.The Court cautioned that ‘media trial’ cannot destroy the presumption of innocence.”This should not be destroyed at the very threshold through the process of media trial. Protection of such presumption is essential for maintenance of the dignity ofthe courts and is one of the cardinal principles of the rule of law in a free democratic country”.Since Khalid did not make any specific prayer in the application, the Court did not issue any specific direction, except making a general appeal that the media should exercise ‘self-regulation’ so as not to cause prejudice to the rights of an accused during trial.”Considering the fact that the applicant/accused has not made any specific prayer in the present application, I -hope that the reporters would use self regulations techniques while publishing or showing a news item related to a case pending investigation or trial so that nop rejudice is caused to any accused or any other party. Self regulation is the best mode of regulation”, the CMM said. The bench stated the the reputation of a person is his valuable asset and is a facet of his right under Article 21 of the Constitution.”Any act of the Media which might deprive the accused of his dignity would have an adverse effect on his rights guaranteed under the Constitution of India”, the order said.The Court concluded by saying :”Therefore, any news item should be published after verifying and clarifying all the facts related to the said news item”.Notably, earlier this week the Bombay High Court had delivered a judgment holding that ‘media trial’ even during the stage of criminal investigation will amount to ‘criminal contempt’ as an interference with the administration of justice. The judgment of the High Court, passed in a batch of PILs filed in the wake of ‘media trial’ in Sushant Singh Rajput Case, observed that media should not publish alleged confessional statements of accused without clarifying that such statements cannot be received as evidence in court.Click here to read/download the orderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more


May 26, 2021 0

Investigation launched into significant theft of lambs in Plumbridge

first_img Facebook Pinterest Previous articleOmagh police appeal for information over weekend assaultNext articleMarty McDaid on positive change at Swilly Rovers News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – September 20, 2017 Police are investigating the theft of 23, four month old lambs, from a field in the Castledamph Road area of Plumbridge. The theft was reported to police on Tuesday 19th September, however, it is believed that the theft occurred sometime within the last month.The lambs are not tagged due to their age and have been marked with blue to the back of the head and rump.Constable Robinson would appeal to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area to contact police in Strabane on the non-emergeny number 101, quoting reference number 430 on the 19/09/17.Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information anonymously they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Investigation launched into significant theft of lambs in Plumbridge Homepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more


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