Newgioco cuts first half loss despite revenue decline

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Newgioco cuts first half loss despite revenue decline Online gaming operator and supplier Newgioco Group has reported an 18.5% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, though reduced operating costs saw the business halve its net loss for the period.Turnover for the six months to 30 June fell 11.1% to $210.0m, with a 4.0% rise in online turnover to $182.2m wiped out by a 54.4% drop in retail’s contribution. This period saw Newgioco’s 150 betting shops in its core Italian market closed from 8 March to 4 May as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and major sporting events cancelled or suspended.It was not until 19 June that all land-based betting shops and kiosks were all back in operation.After payouts of $192.5m, Newgioco’s gross gaming revenue was down 14.6% at $17.6m. Once Italian gaming taxes of $2.6m were paid, and platform revenue of $24,797 (down 85.7%) factored in, Newgioco’s revenue for the first half came to $15.0m, down 18.5% year-on-year.The retail shut-down and suspension of sports did result in a decline in operating costs for the period, which fell 21.5% to $15.9m, resulting in a reduced operating loss of $896,472.However, other costs were significantly reduced, falling from $2.6m in H1 2019 to $881,377. This was down to a $722,500 gain on marketable securities, while interest expenses declined to $173,073 and debt amortisation charges fell 64.3% to $737,074.This resulted in a $1.8m loss before tax, which after income taxes of $590,097 resulted in a net loss of $2.4m, down 51.6%. Once a $93,514 foreign exchange loss was factored in, Newgioco’s comprehensive loss for the half was reduced 50.3% to $2.5m.This followed a second quarter in which revenue was down 47.2% to $4.8m. Turnover for the three months to 30 June only decreased marginally, however, falling 5.2% to $94.1m as growth in online stakes offset retail wagering falling to $4.2m.Costs and expenses declined 29.0% to $6.8m, resulting in an operating loss of $2.0m, up significantly from a $523,703 loss in the prior year. Once again, other expenses fell significantly due to reduced interest expenses, lower debt amortisation charges and a gain on marketable securities.But with revenue for the quarter falling, this still translated to higher losses. Loss before income taxes widened to $2.5m. After $62,059 in income taxes, Newgioco’s net loss grew 42.0% to $2.5m, which after a $18,516 gain from foreign currency translations, resulted in a comprehensive loss of $2.5m for the period, up 46.7%. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy Online gaming operator and supplier Newgioco Group has reported an 18.5% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, though reduced operating costs saw the business halve its net loss for the period. 20th August 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Finance Email Address Topics: Finance Sports betting Tech & innovationlast_img read more

Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) HY2010 Presentation

first_imgTruworths Limited (TRUW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2010 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw)  2010 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileTruworths Limited in Zimbabwe is part of Truworths International; an investment holding company that retails casual-wear clothing, footwear and fashion accessories in branded stores located in the major towns and cities of Zimbabwe. The company sells fashionwear and accessories under different brand names, including Daniel Hechter, Truworths Man, Ginger Mary, Zeta Inwear, Identity and LTD. Truworths brands are also sold through specialist retail outlets such as YDE, Uzzi, Earthaddict, Earthchild and Naartjie. The boutique range of accessories sold by Truworths includes watches, sunglasses, fragrances and gift ideas. Truworths Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) 2013 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2013 presentation For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug)  2013 presentation Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages for local consumption in Uganda. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Forget the Cineworld share price! Here is one of my top picks for 2021

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Jabran Khan | Monday, 21st December, 2020 | More on: CINE CLG Jabran Khan has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Clipper Logistics. 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. Cineworld (LSE:CINE) has had a 2020 to forget and will be hoping for a better 2021. The Covid-19 pandemic has effectively shut down its operations and things have looked bleak for many months now. Surprisingly to many, the Cineworld share price has rallied in the past six weeks or so, which makes it look like a potential opportunity.Cineworld share price woesCineworld has taken on a large amount of debt to navigate the pandemic. I believe this enormous debt level could have an effect on profits for years to come, which is not good news for investors. Any profits will probably repay creditors rather than reward shareholders.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…News of the Covid-19 vaccine and its roll out in the UK have caused the share price to rally with improving investor sentiment. Since the beginning of November, CINE’s price soared over 120%. However, in the whole of 2020, it is down over 70%.I am not willing to gamble my hard earned cash on the Cineworld share price. Instead I am looking at other alternatives.Top UK growth stock for 2021I believe Clipper Logistics (LSE:CLG) is one of the top UK growth stocks right now and that it will only get better in 2021. CLG offers services such as warehousing, delivery, e-commerce fulfilment, and returns management for retailers. It has a distinguished client base. This includes the likes of ASOS, John Lewis, M&S, and Sports Direct.The CLG share price has a lot of momentum right now, unlike the Cineworld share price. CLG’s share price is up nearly 100% in 2020 alone. It has also surpassed pre-crash levels. Clipper has benefitted from government restrictions during the pandemic as consumers turn to online shopping and this is reflected in recent results.Recent performanceEarlier this month, CLG released interim half-year results for the six months ending 31 October 2020. Revenue rose almost 20% compared to the same period last year. There was particularly strong performance in e-fulfilment and returns management. These divisions were up nearly 40% in revenue alone. Profit before tax and amortisation was up nearly 35% compared to the same period. The business has prospered during the economic downturn in my opinion. In late August, CLG announced full-year results for the year ending 30 April 2020. Revenue increased by almost 9% to £500.7m while basic earnings per share rose by over 20% to 15.9p. Due to these favourable results, a dividend of 9.7p per share was declared. These results were also very favourable and only a small portion of the time period was within the pandemic. This shows CLG was already on the up prior the downturn.Forget the CINE share priceI believe the Cineworld share price has rallied due to the belief that life may return to normal eventually due to the vaccine news. A company like Clipper Logistics has performed well throughout the downturn. I believe that the services it provides and customer base it possesses could lead to further big contract wins and catapult it towards a new level of growth. Analysts also expect CLG’s revenue to grow approximately 20% alone for this full fiscal year, which is very promising.I mentioned earlier the Cineworld share price is too much of a gamble. Clipper Logistics is a good opportunity for 2021 in my opinion. I am also looking at other stocks that I believe could be top performers in 2021. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address 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.center_img See all posts by Jabran Khan Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Forget the Cineworld share price! Here is one of my top picks for 2021 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.last_img read more

I’m hunting for dirt-cheap UK shares ahead of the stock market recovery

first_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds Banking Group, 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. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar I’ve always believed that the best time to buy UK shares is when they are dirt cheap, rather than expensive. That’s good news, because right now, I’m finding plenty of FTSE 100 stocks trading at low, low valuations.I’m not sure that will last much longer. If current optimism about Covid vaccines proves correct, we could be out of lockdown in a couple of months. When the nation is set free, it is likely to go on a massive spending spree, turbo-charging the recovery. If I’m right, then UK shares could fly.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…They are already showing signs of life, as global investors sit up and take notice of just how cheap UK shares have become. Over the last five years, the S&P 500 has grown at a compound annual growth rate of 18%, while the UK’s FTSE 100 delivered just 7% a year.The FTSE 100 may fight backOur domestic stock market has not just underperformed the all-conquering US, but the rest of the world too. Last year, the MSCI World index rose 16.50%, while the MSCI UK fell by 10.43%. Ours is one of the few global stock markets to end 2020 lower than it began, as most countries were elevated by unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus. Investors also had to contend with Brexit uncertainty.That might put some people off investing in UK shares today, but for me it looks like a green light. We have stolen an unexpected march with a vaccination programme, which should give us a head start out of lockdown. The sooner the nation is protected against coronavirus, the faster the economy should grow.None of this is guaranteed, of course. The future is not ours to see. Mutant Covid could delay the recovery. Many UK shares are cheap for a good reason, as profits and dividends have been hammered by the pandemic.Also, investors have to choose their sectors carefully. Some hardy investors will be keen to take a big bet on, say, airline, hotel, travel and leisure stocks. These sectors have most to gain when people are set free to spend again. They also have most to lose if international travel bans drag on and on.UK shares are due a rallyI’m playing relatively safe. I might buy one or two banks, such as Barclays or Lloyds Banking Group, as they should benefit from a wider recovery. As should mining stocks such as BHP Group and Rio Tinto. London-listed stocks with large exposure to the US, such as Ashtead Group and Ferguson, should get a lift from President Biden’s $1.9trn stimulus plan.I would mix and match them with less cyclical stocks, such as household goods giant Unilever, spirits group Diageo, and pharmaceutical dividend hero GlaxoSmithKline.These are just some of the top UK shares now trading at temptingly lower valuations. The road to recovery will be bumpy, but that won’t put me off. I’m keen to get motoring as soon as I can. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! I’m hunting for dirt-cheap UK shares ahead of the stock market recovery 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. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Harvey Jones This stock also tempts me. 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. Harvey Jones | Saturday, 20th February, 2021 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Peter Imasuen, obispo de Benin, estado de Edo, en Nigeria fue recientemente secuestrado con su esposa por un grupo de forajidos que piden un rescate de $100,000 dólares. El hecho ocurrió a dos semanas de un encuentro armado entre cristianos y musulmanes en el que perecieron cerca de unas 500 personas.   Imasuen es el segundo prelado anglicano secuestrado este año.Como tantos otros líderes cristianos el obispo luterano Munib Younan, presidente de la Federación Luterana Mundial y obispo de Jordania y Tierra Santa se ha opuesto a una invasión de Siria. En declaración a la prensa dijo: “Nunca se ha podido apagar un fuego añadiendo más combustible”.Ángel Carromero, el joven político español que viajaba en el mismo coche donde perdieron sus vidas el opositor cubano Oswaldo Payá y su acompañante  Harold Cepero, solicitó un indulto a la Audiencia Nacional de España pero su petición fue rechazada alegando que “no estaba arrepentido”. “No entiendo por qué tenga yo que arrepentirme de un delito que no cometí”, dijo Carromero.Todo parece indicar que la intervención en Siria no tendrá lugar (por el momento). La oposición del pueblo americano y de otros países y la posibilidad de que Siria entregue las armas químicas han hecho que haya un alto por el momento. La acción en Siria retardará la decisión migratoria, dicen los expertos, algo que traerá dolor a los millones de indocumentados en el país.La violencia en Egipto ha resultado en el incendio de 60 iglesias cristianas. El papa Tawadros II de la Iglesia Ortodoxa Copta ha condenado estos actos y ha pedido a los fieles que mantengan la calma. El cristianismo llegó a Egipto en el año 42 cuando el Apóstol San Marcos fundó la primera iglesia en Alejandría. En el siglo V la mayoría de los egipcios era cristiana pero esta cifra mermó considerablemente con la llegada del islam.El papa Francisco ha nombrado al actual nuncio de Venezuela, el italiano Pietro Parolin, de 58 años, como nuevo Secretario de Estado del Vaticano después de la suspensión del cardenal Tarcisio Bertone de 78 años que en los documentos filtrados se le acusaba de “mala gestión y abuso de poder”. La Secretaría de Estado se considera el segundo puesto en importancia después del papa. Al aceptar su nombramiento Parolin dijo que confía “en el amor misericordioso del Señor” para poder realizar esta labor.Al cumplirse los seis meses de su muerte el ex presidente Hugo Chávez “ha vuelto” pero en forma de una efigie que lo presenta como un santo digno de veneración.  En uno de los barrios populares de Caracas se ha erigido una pequeña capilla que muestra a Chávez al lado de una imagen de Jesús y Bolívar. Al lugar acuden peregrinos que le traen flores y le hacen peticiones. El presidente Nicolás Maduro comparó a Chávez con Jesús y dijo que su misión en la tierra era proteger a “las personas que no poseían nada”.Las Redes de Servicio de Salud de Bolivia están entregando gratuitamente preservativos y la “píldora del día después” pese a las protestas de asociación de padres y grupos pro vida que afirman que esos hechos favorecen “la promiscuidad sexual”.Robert Schuller, 86, que por años dirigió el programa internacional en televisión “La Hora Poder” y fabricó una enorme iglesia cerca de Los Ángeles llamada “La Catedral de Cristal” ha sido diagnosticado con cáncer del esófago en su fase terminal. En los últimos años Schuller tuvo problemas financieros y se vio obligado a vender la iglesia y sus edificios a la Iglesia Católica Romana.La Corte Suprema de Puerto Rico ha reafirmado la decisión de una corte menor que prohíbe que parejas gay adopten niños.  La decisión final fue 5 a 4. La prensa publicó la desilusión de una pareja que ha esperado ocho años para adoptar una niña de 12. Esta es la primera vez que la Corte Suprema trata de un caso de adopción por una pareja gay.El Comité Permanente de la diócesis episcopal de Puerto Rico ha pospuesto la elección de un nuevo obispo para el 7 de diciembre. Los puertorriqueños están orando por “un fiel pastor, un maestro paciente y un sabio consejero”.Oscar de la Hoya, el popular boxeador de 40 años que llegó a ser campeón mundial informó a la prensa que “he recaído en mis problemas de adicción y he vuelto a internarme en la clínica para más tratamiento. Oren por mí”.RUEGO. Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Señor, ten piedad. Cristo, ten piedad. Señor, ten piedad, ten piedad de nosotros. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Por Onell A. SotoPosted Sep 13, 2013 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel center_img Rapidísimas Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA last_img read more

BBC Radio Scotland offers help for community fundraising events

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BBC Radio Scotland offers help for community fundraising events Howard Lake | 17 February 2005 | News The BBC covers the progress of the group’s event, providing valuable free publicity, and of course covers the event itself.If you have an idea for a fundraising event and would like BBC Radio Scotland to get involved you should fill in the online application form.center_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events Recruitment / people Trading BBC Radio Scotland are inviting suggestions from community groups who think their fundraising event could benefit from one of their presenters and a celebrity getting involved.Let’s Do The Show Right Here! is returning for another series and plans to feature unusual fundraising events held in a hall by local community organisations.Previous celebrities that have been booked by BBC Scotland to boost the events’ appeal include Darius, Barbara Dickson, Paul Daniels and Nicholas Parsons. Events in past series have raised £1,500, £2,500, and nearly £3,000. Advertisementlast_img read more

Oxfam GB appoints CIVICUS’s Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah as CEO

first_imgOxfam GB appoints CIVICUS’s Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah as CEO Melanie May | 11 September 2018 | News Tagged with: Charity People Oxfam recruitment “From a very strong short list Danny was clearly the right person to lead Oxfam on the path of change and renewal. He has a deep understanding of the challenges facing the sector as a whole, including on gender justice. He is a brilliant strategic thinker with a record of delivery.“One of the next generation of leaders, he inspires those who work with him and has a global reputation for original thinking. Above all, we felt he would ask the difficult questions and work well with colleagues across the Oxfam confederation to come up with the answers.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Oxfam GB has appointed Secretary General and CEO of CIVICUS Dhananjayan (Danny) Sriskandarajah as its next Chief Executive, to replace Mark Goldring.Goldring announced in May that he was to step down at the end of the year following the controversy over Oxfam GB staff’s sexual misconduct in Haiti. The charity expects Sriskandarajah to take up the post around the end of 2018.Currently Secretary General and CEO of CIVICUS, the Johannesburg-based global alliance of civil society organisations and activists with members in more than 180 countries, he joined CIVICUS in 2013 and was previously Director General of the Royal Commonwealth Society (2009-13). Between 2011-12 he was seconded to be Interim Director of the Commonwealth Foundation.Born in Sri Lanka, Sriskandarajah, known as Danny, grew up in Australia and Papua New Guinea, before moving to the UK in 1998. He has been a British citizen for almost 10 years.He said:“I am excited by the opportunity of leading Oxfam at this crucial point in its history. It is an organisation which has spent more than three-quarters of a century doing amazing things to help people escape poverty and the hunger, disease and discrimination that come with it.“At a time when hunger is once again on the increase, almost 70 million people have been forced to flee their homes by conflict and persecution and many countries are increasingly looking inwards, the UK and the world need a strong Oxfam more than ever.”Caroline Thomson, Oxfam Chair of Trustees, said: Advertisement  194 total views,  1 views today  195 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Director of a daily newspaper questioned over armed forces caricature

first_img AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa January 31, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Director of a daily newspaper questioned over armed forces caricature Help by sharing this information Earlier, on January 28, journalist Salima Tlemçani, of the French language daily El Watan, was questioned by the criminal investigation department, following a complaint for “defamation” from the Ministry of Defense. This hearing followed the publication of an article on December 11, 2001 concerning nominations to the Department of Intelligence and Security (DRS, previously the military security service). “This backs up my idea that somehow my investigations have uncovered things much more serious than information about the people mentioned in the December 11 article”, the journalist declared to AFP. News In a letter addressed to the Minister of the Interior, Yazid Zerhouni, Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF) expressed concern over the questioning of Mohamed Benchicou, director of the daily Le Matin, by the criminal investigation department over a drawing that caricatured high-ranking military figures. “It is the third time in less than a week that a journalist has been questioned by the police. We fear this may be the start of a long series of trials, with the general elections just a few months away”, stated Robert Ménard, Secretary-General of the organization. AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa News May 18, 2021 Find out more According to information colected by RSF, the director of the daily Le Matin, Mohamed Benchicou, was questioned by the criminal investigation department in Algiers on the morning of January 30, for having published a caricature of high-ranking military officers. He was called in after a complaint for defamation was lodged by the Ministry of Defense for a drawing by caricaturist Le Hic, published in the January 4 – 5 2002 edition. “Le Matin considers this hearing, which follows those of caricaturist Dilem and journalist Salima Tlemçani, to be part of a worrying intimidation campaign with the aim of taming the free press in Algeria”, the management confirmed on January 29, when they received the notification of Benchicou being pulled in for questioning. May 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Organisation center_img Receive email alerts In May 2001, the Algerian parliament modified the penal code, introducing harsher sentences and fines for defamation in the press. Reporters Sans Frontières, which condemned these amendments at the time, considered that the text could only serve to increase self-censorship within Algerian editorial teams. A few months earlier, Mohammed Lamari, the Chief of Staff of the armed forces had stated: “You have seen and you will continue to observe, through scandalous writings, caricatures, and other things, outrages and nonsense concerning your armed forces. Our obligation of discretion cannot prevent us from expressing our regret at the contemptible use made of the freedoms so dearly acquired by our people.” Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria News to go further Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Follow the news on Algeria April 29, 2021 Find out more News On January 25, caricaturist Ali Dilem was questioned by the criminal investigation department concerning a satirical drawing criticizing the armed forces published in the French language daily Liberté. Dilem was heard after the Minister for Defense lodged a complaint with the public prosecutor of the court of Algiers for the drawing, published on November 29, 2001. The drawing was judged to be “defamatory and contemptuous of high-ranking officers of the military”. According to Ali Dilem’s lawyer, Me Khaled Bourayou, “the aim is obviously to intimidate Dilem, to harass him”. “I’m convinced I am on the right track, as I say what 30 million Algerians are thinking. If they want to stop me, they’ll have to put 30 million people in prison”, Dilem said in a statement to Reuters. Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary electionslast_img read more

An intercomparison of ground-based UV-visible sensors of ozone and NO2

first_imgAn intercomparison of zenith-sky UV-visible spectrometers was held at Camborne, UK, for 2 weeks in September 1994. Eleven instruments participated, from nine different European institutes which were involved with the Second European Stratospheric Arctic and Mid-latitude Experiment (SESAME) campaign. Four instruments were of the Systeme d’Analyse d’Observations Zénithales (SAOZ) type, while the rest were particular to the institutes involved. The results showed that the SAOZ instruments were consistent to within 3% (10 DU) for ozone and 5% for NO2. For ozone the results from these instruments agreed well with total ozone measurements by Dobson and Brewer spectrophotometers and integrated ozonesondes when the air mass factors for the SAOZ were calculated using the ozonesonde profiles. Differences of up to 10% in ozone and 30% in NO2 were found between different instruments. In some cases these differences are attributable to the different absorption cross sections used in the analysis of the spectra, but other discrepancies remain to be investigated. A prominent source of error identified in the campaign was uncertainty in the derivation of the amount of absorber in the reference spectrum, which can contribute an error of up to 3% (10 DU) in ozone and 1.5×1014 molecules cm−2 in NO2.last_img read more