Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) 2003 annual report.Company ProfileThe Cotton Company of Zimbabwe is known as Cottco and was formerly AICO Africa Limited. Cottco is the largest company in Zimbabwe processing and marketing cotton products for national and international markets, with operations in Zimbabwe, the rest of Africa, Europe and Asia. The company is involved in the procurement of cotton crops, buying and ginning cotton seed and marketing cotton lint and ginned seed. Cottco works closely with cotton farmers in Zimbabwe and offers agronomic and financial support to the end of the cotton-production process. Cottco has 20 outlets in cotton-producing areas in Zimbabwe, with its ginneries located in Chiredzi, Chihoy, Gokewe, Kadoma and Muzarabani. Cottco Holdings Limited was incorporated in 2008 and its headquarters are in Harare, Zimbabwe. Cottco Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) 2012 abridged results.Company ProfileZimre Property Investments is a real estate holding company in Zimbabwe offering services which include project management of residential and commercial developments, aswell as management, valuations and sales of residential, commercial and industrial property. The company has been involved in substantial infrastructural development projects including 340 residential stands in Zimre Park in Masvingo and the Parklands Extension project in Bulawayo, which involved developing 140 residential stands and road, water, electricity and sewer reticulation infrastructure. The Property Valuation division covers the range of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural valuations; specialising in valuating petrol filling stations, hotels and leisure resorts aswell as plant and machinery valuations. Zimre Property Investments is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Oxfam wins 2002 Seoul Peace Prize Read Oxfam wins Seoul Peace Prize at AlertNet. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 September 2002 | News Oxfam received the $200,000 award for its work to relieve poverty, distress, and suffering.The award is made every two years and was instituted after the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. It is designed to recognise an individual or organisation that makes a major contribution to international peace and harmony.The award comes just one month before Oxfam marks its 60th anniversary. Advertisement 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
36 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Volunteering agency TimeBank has been awarded £457,500 by the Community Fund to develop a strategic media unit.The agency is described by SocietyGuardian as “threatened” financially because its core government funding from the Home Office’s Active Communities Unit (ACU), comprising 72% of its total income, comes to an end in March 2004. It is currently under review.Timebank will also receive support for the new development from the BBC, Channel 4 and Granada. Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 October 2003 | News 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. Read ‘TimeBank wins 500k lottery cash’ by Tash Shifrin at SocietyGuardian. Tagged with: Digital Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Timebank gets £457,500 for new strategic media unit
Howard Lake | 1 November 2010 | News Lincolnshire based company, The Recycling Factory, has helped to raise £100,000 for The RNLI (The Royal National Lifeboat Institution) by recycling old ink cartridges and mobile phones in the past year, having partnered with the charity since 2008.The Recycling Factory estimates that more than 30 million ink cartridges and 90 million mobile phones are dumped in the UK each year.The Recycling Factory encourages businesses and individuals to recycle their used ink cartridges and mobile phones and has already raised over £1 million for its charity partners. It collects and remanufactures over 500,000 inkjet cartridges per month at its site in Boston, Lincolnshire.www.rnli.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Recycling Factory raises £100,000 for The RNLI 30 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recycling Trading 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.
13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 June 2013 | News 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. The top 25 in Europe list is dominated by figures in the textiles, apparel and luxury goods sector, which represents 24% of industry sectors featured in the list. This is followed by finance, banking and investment at 16% and food products at 12%. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Mykolas Rambus, CEO, Wealth-X, commented that it is rising demand from a growing middle class across Asia that has contributed to the growth in wealth of these individuals. Top five wealthiest Europeans According to Wealth-X, the wealthiest Europeans are: IKEA founder tops list of 25 wealthiest Europeans The full list of the top 25 is available at no charge but you have to register to access it. Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA, is the wealthiest European, according to Wealth-X, the ultra high net worth (UNHW) intelligence specialists. He heads their list of the 25 wealthiest individuals in France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.The total wealth of these 25 is estimated at over $367 billion.Kamprad himself has a net worth of $43.1 billion. According to Wealth-X, he is “known as much for his immense wealth as for his parsimony; the only luxury he reportedly allows himself is an occasional helping of caviar”. Advertisement Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder, Switzerland, net worth $43.1 billion Bernard Arnault, founder of Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, net worth $28.3 billon Liliane Bettencourt, shareholder L’Oreal, net worth $27.2 billion Karl Albrecht, co-founder Aldi Sud, net worth $26 billion Michele Ferrero, owner Ferrero Group, net worth $23.5 billion Photo: Gerard Stolk on Flickr.com
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Community blocks traffic to protest school privatization. Philadelphia, Feb. 21.WW photo: Betsey PietteHundreds of students, parents, school workers and community activists protested at a meeting of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission against its plan to close 29 of the city’s 249 schools and privatize many more.Around 100 demonstrators, mainly students, took over the Feb. 21 hearing, after marching into the meeting with bullhorns and signs chanting, “Our children are not for sale!” They held placard-size pictures of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, whom protesters say are behind the commission’s privatization plans.Chanting, “The SCR is not for me!” protesters then left the building and marched onto heavily traveled North Broad Street. Hundreds more joined them there, bringing traffic in both directions to an immediate halt.Today’s event opened three days of formal hearings on the school closings. At several previous public meetings at schools slated for closure, angry students and parents denounced the SRC representatives’ plan. Many called the plan racist, noting that most schools slated for closure are in Black and Latino/a neighborhoods. The vote on the plan is scheduled for March 7.Members of unions representing school employees, including the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and Service Employees union 32BJ, representing blue-collar workers, took part in the protests. The SRC plan calls for laying off teachers, nurses and other support staff, and outsourcing the jobs of 2,500 unionized custodians, bus drivers and cafeteria workers.Money behind SRC plansNo matter how many of Philadelphia’s public schools end up on the chopping block, one thing is clear: A handful of powerful wealthy individuals and corporations — not the communities most impacted — are making the decisions affecting these schools and the future of education in Philadelphia.The SRC consists of five appointed individuals — two by the city and three by the state. Corbett, who has majority control over SRC seats, has eliminated billions of dollars in state funding for public schools. The largest contributor to Corbett’s 2010 election campaign just happened to be Vahan Gureghian, founder of Charter School Management Inc., which runs 150 charter schools in nine states.The SRC answers to big money, not to the Philadelphia City Council and clearly not to the people. In February 2012, it voted to spend more than $1.4 million to hire the Boston Consulting Group for five weeks’ work to design a plan to “decentralize” Philadelphia schools — in other words to privatize them. Again, there was no public input in the decision.To cover their tracks in case the public asked how a “cash-strapped” district could afford this outrageous sum, the SRC sought private foundation funding to pick up this tab. United Way of Southern Pennsylvania and the William Penn Foundation, claiming the money came from anonymous donors, raised $2.7 million to pay the BCG for their plan.The BCG plan initially recommended closing up to 60 schools and threatened outsourcing to extract $100 million in concessions from unionized workers. While the BCG plan will butcher district schools, it does nothing to eliminate an alleged $218 million deficit.William Penn Foundation also gave $15 million to the anti-public school Philadelphia School Partnership, whose board member, Janine Yass, was one of the private donors who helped the foundation pay for the BCG study. Her spouse, Jeffrey Yass, is a big funder of anti-public school campaigns.SRC member Feather Houstoun is a former president of William Penn. SRC chair Pedro Ramos sits on the board of United Way. Sanjeev Midha, a trustee on the board of KIPP Philadelphia (online charter schools), is a BCG partner. While suggesting the SRC should fire public school teachers based on test scores, the BCG promotes online schools, which often have the lowest student test scores and the lowest teachers’ pay.The $3 billion BCG has a long history of work on behalf of the ruling class. Several wealthy and right-wing individuals, including Mitt Romney, General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and hedge fund manager John Paulson, are former BCG members. BCG took advantage of the devastation from Hurricane Katrina to privatize schools in New Orleans and tried to resegregate schools in North Carolina in 2007.The U.S. government paid BCG $7 million during the bailout of General Motors and Chrysler for consultation that resulted in drastic wage-cuts and layoffs for unionized workers. Today BCG is spearheading efforts to privatize the U.S. Postal Service and eliminate rural delivery.In December, several community groups, including Parents United for Public Education and the NAACP, filed a complaint with the city’s Board of Ethics charging that the foundations failed to register as lobbyists after making payments to BCG to influence SRC decisions. In February, the William Penn Foundation appeared to retaliate by suspending grant payments to city-related agencies.Philadelphia students, parents, school workers and the community at large have attended meetings and held demonstrations against this outright theft of public schools. Another possible step could be to organize people’s assemblies to demand community control and to occupy the schools to keep them open.We don’t need to settle for crumbs. As the students’ chants said: “If we fight we can win!”S. Williams contributed to this article.
RSF_en News News May 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts As Afghanistan prepares to hold parliamentary elections for its 14 million voters on 19 October, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for more protection for its journalists, who are the guarantors of free, transparent and democratic elections. Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says “The increase in targeted attacks on the media and the deterioration in the security situation for women journalists in the run-up to the elections threaten the Afghan people’s sovereignty and democratic choice,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Afghanistan-Iran desk. “There can be no democratic elections without the freedom to inform. This is why RSF calls on the Afghan government to renew its commitment and involvement in protecting journalists. The continuation of the government’s efforts with regard to security and training is essential.” RSF also supported the CPAWJ campaign calling on Afghans to “Vote for the candidates that defend the rights of women journalists.” The CPAWJ launched this campaign at a press conference in Kabul on 26 September that was attended by Zohra Yousof, an adviser to First Lady Rola Ghani, presidential spokesman Shah Hossein Mortazavwi, deputy information and culture minister Hossein Fazel Sancharaki, CPAWJ director Farida Nikzad and RSF’s Reza Moini. Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Amid pre-election tension and security threats, RSF visited Afghanistan from 14 to 27 September to organize four trainings for a total of 70 journalists (including 32 women) who came from 13 different provinces and represented 53 independent Afghan media. Organisation to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more Afghanistan is ranked 118th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsWomenPredatorsViolence With 13 journalists and two media workers killed since the start of January, 2018 has been the deadliest year for the media since the Taliban government’s fall in 2001. The war imposed by the Taliban and Islamic State and abuses by warlords and corrupt politicians now permanently threaten journalists, the media and press freedom in Afghanistan. Follow the news on Afghanistan RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan More than 70 candidates have so far signed the CPAWJ’s declaration and pledged to support this reform. The charter for the protection of women in news organizations that the CPAWJ drafted at the start of September has been signed by many media outlets including such leading TV broadcasters as Tolonews, TV1, Ariana, Zhwandoon TV and National Radio and Television. Help by sharing this information October 15, 2018 RSF requests more protection for journalists ahead of Afghan elections According to a report published by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in mid-July, at least 1,692 civilians had been killed in connection with the conflict since the start of the year, and 3,430 had been wounded. News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsWomenPredatorsViolence At the request of the Centre for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists (CPAWJ), RSF’s partner organization in Afghanistan, RSF organized a specific training for the women reporters that was based on the Safety Guide for Journalists and the Handbook for Journalists during Elections, which have been translated into Persian and Pashto. The campaign is just one of the initiatives that the CPAWJ has taken to improve the situation of women journalists in Afghanistan. The CPAWJ is also calling for the law banning violence against women to be amended in order to give women more protection against psychological and sexual harassment in the workplace, and for a charter for the protection of women in news organizations. News March 11, 2021 Find out more
News RSF_en AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa to go further Follow the news on Algeria News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation July 3, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Shock at expulsion of all visiting correspondents May 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders said it was “stunned” by the decision of the Algerian authorities today to expel foreign correspondents who had come specially to cover yesterday’s release from prison of two historic leaders of the banned Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), Abassi Madani and Ali Belhadj.The decision came after the communication ministry yesterday told visiting correspondents and foreign reporters based in the country that they were strictly forbidden from reporting the release of the two FIS leaders. Visiting correspondents were confined to their hotels last night.Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said the organisation “strongly condemned” the collective expulsion of journalists who had come to cover “an important event in Algeria’s political life.””Algeria will not solve the problem of Islamist terrorism by burying its head in the sand,” Ménard warned, describing the measures as “outright censorship.” The Algerian regime was unable to learn the lessons of the past and continued to rule with a heavy hand, he said.References to a threat to the state’s sovereignty were “grotesque,” Ménard said. “No one can take such arguments seriously,” he added. Receive email alerts News News May 12, 2021 Find out more Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Help by sharing this information Organisation Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria April 29, 2021 Find out more