MPICO Limited 2008 Annual Report

first_imgMPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileMalawi Property Investment Company Limited (MPICO) is a property company with interests in property development, rentals and property management. The company owns, leases, manages and develops commercial, residential and industrial properties in major towns and cities in Malawi. MPICO’s property portfolio includes offices, high-rise buildings, residential homes, warehouses and retail outlets; providing property solutions for clients in the major towns and cities of Malawi, including Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. MPICO owns 35 commercial buildings and a selection of flats, private-lease houses and guest lodges; Its subsidiaries included Capital Developments Limited and New Capital Properties Limited. Malawi Property Investment Company Limited (MPICO) is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How I’d start earning passive income from FTSE 100 shares today

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens | Sunday, 3rd January, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” How I’d start earning passive income from FTSE 100 shares todaycenter_img Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Investing money in FTSE 100 shares could be a worthwhile means of making a passive income in 2021. The index offers a dividend yield of around 4%. That’s considerably more than the income return available on other mainstream assets.Furthermore, dividend growth opportunities could improve in the coming months. Through buying a diverse range of high-quality UK shares, an investor could earn a robust and growing income in the long run.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…Buying a diverse range of FTSE 100 sharesGiven the uncertain economic outlook, it’s perhaps more important than ever to diversify among FTSE 100 shares when making a passive income. After all, political risks are high and the coronavirus pandemic looks set to remain present throughout at least part of the current year.This could mean many companies face challenging periods that may impact on their ability to pay dividends. Company management may be forced to reduce dividends as part of a cost-cutting programme.An investor who has a limited number of income stocks in their portfolio could suffer if one or two of them make cuts to shareholder payouts. By contrast, a portfolio that contains a wide range of stocks could prove to be more resilient. Especially when it comes to earning an income in the coming months, as well as over the long run.Focusing on high-quality shares for a passive incomeHigh-quality FTSE 100 shares may also offer a more attractive passive income. Clearly, defining ‘high quality’ is subjective. Different investors are likely to have differing views on what represents a high-quality stock. However, it could include those companies with affordable dividends, solid financial positions and wide economic moats.They may be less likely to cut dividends, and more likely to increase them, as the year progresses. For example, they may generate improving financial performances as the economy recovers. Similarly, they may be able to invest in new growth areas or different market segments. That way they could successfully adjust to a changing world economy after the coronavirus pandemic ends.Dividend growth opportunitiesIt’s tempting to buy FTSE 100 shares with the highest yields for 2021. But purchasing companies that have dividend growth potential alongside a generous yield could be a sound move. They may provide a higher passive income over the long run, since their dividend growth rate may make up for a lower yield today relative to other UK dividend stocks.Of course, dividend growth rates are likely to be closely linked to financial performance. As such, buying companies with clear growth potential, possibly due to industry-wide growth trends present in their sector, could prove to be a sound move.Over time, they may offer a higher income return, as well as scope for capital growth, as investor demand for successful businesses increases in a likely economic 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. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Residential Pavilion / Abraham John Architects

first_img Residential Architecture Area:  350 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Alan AbrahamTeam:Abraham John, Alan Abraham, Anca Florescu, Niranjan Fulsundar, Prachi Donde, Neha GuptaCity:MumbaiCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alan AbrahamRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersText description provided by the architects. The Pavilion was built on an existing underground water tank that dictated the foot print of the structure. Glass became the primary material for construction as the Pavilion was sited amidst lush tropical greenery. Glass not only formed the walls but also the roof in the form of a strategically placed skylight opening up to the view of a large jackfruit tree above blurring the boundaries between the inside and the outside. Save this picture!© Alan AbrahamSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Alan AbrahamThe structural members were mainly the wooden door frame acting as columns and wooden rafters supporting the roof that were left exposed to the interior. An existing stone compound wall formed the fourth edge of the Pavilion accentuating its natural material palette. Save this picture!SectionThe architecture of the Pavilion is a minimalist expression of structure, space and materiality. Save this picture!© Alan AbrahamProject gallerySee allShow lessOverpass on the Loing / DVVD Engineers Architects DesignersSelected ProjectsJI-SHI Urban Harvest / Atelier INDJSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Mumbai, Maharashtra, IndiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  2015 Residential Pavilion / Abraham John ArchitectsSave this projectSaveResidential Pavilion / Abraham John Architects Save this picture!© Alan Abraham+ 15 Share CopyResidential Architecture•Mumbai, India India Projects Photographs “COPY” Architects: Abraham John ARCHITECTS Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791369/residential-pavilion-abraham-john-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791369/residential-pavilion-abraham-john-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAbraham John ARCHITECTSOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureMumbaiIndiaPublished on July 16, 2016Cite: “Residential Pavilion / Abraham John Architects” 15 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Residential Pavilion / Abraham John Architects “COPY”last_img read more

Plastic to overtake cash as means of payment

first_imgAPACS expects the percentage of cash transactions to decline gradually over the next ten years, although the number of cheques will probably decrease much faster, from 2.3 billion in 2003 to 1.3 billion in 2013.So, there’s no need to throw away the collecting tins just yet. On the other hand, it would make sense to be able to accept donations by plastic card in all an organisation’s fundraising activities, whether public events, online, or face-to-face.On the other hand, the growth in using credit cards might have a direct impact on fundraising, given the issue of ever-increasing consumer debt. Cathy Pharoah, director of research at Charities Aid Foundation, told Third Sector this week: “with mounting consumer debt, fundraisers may find they have to work harder to maintain their current income.” 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. Tagged with: Digital Finance Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 July 2004 | Newscenter_img Plastic to overtake cash as means of payment  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK consumers are for the first time likely to spend more this year using credit and debit cards than with cash.According to the Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS), payment with plastic by individuals and businesses is likely to reach £269 billion in 2004, compared to £268 billion of cash payments. In 2005 it is expected that personal plastic card usage alone will overtake cash payments.Debit cards are leading the growth, accounting for 64.9% of plastic card transactions in 2003. Advertisementlast_img read more

Commissioning changes to see £3m community health funding allocated to charities

first_imgCommissioning changes to see £3m community health funding allocated to charities  226 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Tagged with: Finance health healthcarecenter_img Melanie May | 16 January 2019 | News  225 total views,  1 views today £3 million of CCG Community Health Commissioning in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will be allocated to the voluntary and community sector, under changes to how services are commissioned.New community health services, which are about to be commissioned by the recently formed Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG), are expected to support one million people. However, in a change to how services are usually commissioned, the BNSSG will require the service provider to sub-contract 3% of the £106 million per year contract (£3.18 million) to local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations.The new approach to commissioning is aimed at helping those with health issues, such as diabetes, life-limiting conditions or mobility problems, find relevant support close to home or in their own home, and relieve some of the frontline pressure on GPs and hospitals. It has been introduced by the CCG with support from Voscur.Sandra Meadows, Chief Executive of Voscur, said:“Voscur is proud to have supported this change in local CCG contracting, potentially allocating millions of pounds to VCSE organisations in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We believe embedding the involvement of community organisations in this way will mean that people and communities are better supported, that CCG services will be more effective and that the whole system will be improved as a result.“We’re thrilled that those who need to access services can receive joined-up care delivered in the community, which should also help reduce isolation at a time when people are at their most vulnerable, and relieve pressure on GPs and hospitals.”Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucester previously had separate CCGs, but the three areas were unified in 2018, bringing together budgets and management. In a similar drive to improve efficiency and ensure continuity of care, the CCG is looking to commission a single community health provider, rather than the three previous providers used, and VCSE organisations can be sub-contracted by this provider for a range of services.Bidding for contracts opened on 10 January 2019, and the new community health services provider will begin working with the public in April 2020. More information on the process is available on the Voscur site. Advertisementlast_img read more

Sizzling summer in Detroit: Profit motive creates heat misery

first_imgDetroit  — The recent heat waves have had a devastating effect in Michigan, which already suffers from high rates of unemployment, poverty and foreclosures. A study by the Union of Concerned Scientists showed that the number of days with record high temperatures has doubled in Detroit since the 1950s. (Detroit News, July 26)On July 4, after blazing temperatures drove electricity usage up close to capacity, a freak storm knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of metro Detroit residents. Two days later, most workers, including this writer, were still without service, suffering in the heat and throwing out food that many could ill afford to lose. It took a week before DTE Energy had everyone’s power back on.Lower than average rainfall, combined with record high temperatures, has had a serious impact on agriculture in Michigan. Almost all this year’s tart cherry crop — Michigan supplies the majority of pie cherries in the U.S. — was lost. Every fruit or vegetable crop, with the lone exception of blueberries, had been substantially reduced. With their source of income nearly wiped out, how many farmers will now face foreclosure?What about the farm workers, already low paid and super exploited, who will not have work? If they do find work, it will be the same backbreaking labor, but in temperatures that have topped 100 degrees.While power outages and agricultural losses have made headlines, another aspect of the heat crisis has been ignored by the capitalist-owned media. That is how workers in the auto plants are suffering on the job. None of the Detroit Three’s assembly and parts plants in the area is air conditioned. When it is hot outside, it is hotter and stuffier inside, due to poor air circulation and the added heat generated by the machinery. Fans are frequently inadequate.Workers in some plants are offered free bottled water and sports drinks to alleviate heat stress, but that is as far as management is willing to go. There are no extra or longer breaks. Instead, workers have to insist on getting the relief time allowed by contract. Under the 2009 contract modifications, incorporated into the current 2011-2015 agreements, relief time was cut by about 40 hours per year. Workers risk discipline and even discharge if they take too many days off. Many are on “alternative work schedules” and working 10-hour days.Workers have passed out in some plants, but the fear factor has kept them on the job. Several years ago, workers who led a heat walkout were fired from Chrysler’s Warren Truck Assembly Plant. They were eventually reinstated, but the company achieved its goal of scaring workers. There have been no more walkouts at WTAP.Workers in UAW Local 892 did picket their plant in Saline, Mich., in the second week of July, in 102-degree heat, to protest the lack of ice and a rule against having drinks on the line. On June 1 Ford had sold the plant to parts supplier Faurecia. Union president Mark Caruso, who organized the protest, was then transferred to a Ford plant three weeks ahead of his scheduled departure. “This sends a chilling effect to us regular workers,” an unnamed worker told the Saline Patch. Picketers have reportedly been disciplined.Climate change = pain for workersOn July 5, while Detroiters were working in hot factories and coming home to houses without power to run their fans and air conditioners, the Detroit News published an Associated Press article on the weather crisis which stated “it’s far too early to say” that “global warming is the reason 3,215 daily high temperature records were set in the month of June.” Nevertheless, this year’s wildfires, droughts, heat waves, flooding and “a powerful freak wind storm called a derecho” are “the kind of extremes experts have predicted will come with climate change.”In March, the Nobel prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted “unprecedented extreme weather and climate events.” In an unusually hot June, there were heat advisories affecting 113 million people. University of Arizona professor Jonathan Overpeck stated, “This is what global warming looks like at the regional or personal level.”Of course, none of these assessments ties the general crisis of climate change or its current manifestation in Michigan — or anywhere — to the profit system.But the worst offenders in perpetuating dependency on fossil fuels are the same utility companies that took their time restoring power and the auto companies that allow workers to suffer in the heat.It’s estimated that 75 percent of all carbon emissions that create the “greenhouse effect” behind steadily rising global temperatures come from power plants. Yet utility companies have steadfastly resisted conversion to renewable energy sources. DTE, rather than spend money hiring more workers to restore power faster when crises occur, is funding a campaign to defeat a ballot initiative that would require 25 percent of all power in Michigan to come from renewable sources by 2025.The auto companies continue to oppose mandatory fuel economy standards. Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, while adding more fuel-efficient and electric vehicles to their model lineup, depend on gas-guzzling trucks and sport utility vehicles to maximize their profit margin. These same companies have contributed to the crisis of unemployment by closing 75 Michigan plants since 1979 — more than half of them since 2004. Many Detroit activist groups are calling for these plants to be converted to manufacture “green” products. The profit motive has not generated even one conversion; instead, more than half of those plants have been demolished, often to lower taxes.The United Auto Workers union, to its credit, has supported raising the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards to 54 miles per gallon. Of course, the leadership would have more credibility with the rank and file if it would fight harder for workers on the shop floor. Unions in other countries, including the Canadian Auto Workers and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, have held major conferences on jobs and climate change.The theme of NUMSA’s conference was “Renewables: too important to be left in private hands.” The struggle against the capitalist mode of production draws together the fight for full employment, a safe and comfortable home and work environment, and the planet’s very survival.Martha Grevatt has been a UAW Chrysler worker for 25 years.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Students organize Hunger Action Day

first_imgprintThere are 42,238,000 food insecure people in the United States according to Feeding America, and some TCU students are working to lower that number. September is National Hunger Action Month and some students are participating especially by organizing Hunger Action Day for Sept. 14. Hunger Action Day is an event set up by 10 students in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Their goal is to encourage the public to take action in fighting hunger and food insecurity, said Jade Fredrickson, a student dietitian. Food insecurity refers to the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service’s (USDA) measure of the lack of access to enough nutritious food for an active and healthy lifestyle. The food insecurity rate in the United States is 13.4 percent, while Texas is 15.5 percent.Hunger Infographic 1-6Venngage InfographicsOne in six people in Texas struggle with hunger and 17.4 percent of people are food insecure in Tarrant County, according to Feeding America.  Fredrickson said some ways to help fight hunger are by educating others, donating food to a food bank, volunteering or donating money. Hunger Infographic $Venngage InfographicsLast year, the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) was able to provide 25 million nutritious meals because of donations. Anita Foster, head of TAFB marketing and communications, said food donations come from food manufacturers, grocery store vendors and collections from the public. Not only do food donations help fight hunger, but volunteer work does also, Foster added. “Around 100 volunteers show up daily to the food bank to ensure the food is safely packaged for delivery to one of the 270 food assistance partners,” Foster said ““Without volunteers, the issue of hunger would be more prevalent. Welcome: Your first projectInfogramThese volunteers help ensure that the food bank can package and distribute food across 13 counties.Foster said when one in six people in her community don’t have food to eat on a regular basis, it fuels the fire to find solutions. Not only does the local food bank fight hunger, but Sodexo, TCU’s dining team, also does. Michael Dahl, Sodexo’s general manager, said the dining team participates in Feed Our Future every summer. Feed Our Future is a non-profit organization created to ensure every child in the United States grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food.Dahl added that Sodexo at TCU has been partners of Feeding Our Future for 15 years.Fredrickson said she is passionate about fighting hunger and hopes other students will be, too, at the event. “I cannot imagine being in a situation in which I cannot afford food,” she said. “However, if I can give even a little bit so that several others can experience the joy that is connected with food, I will feel like I have made an impact.”Students are encouraged to help fight hunger by joining TCU Food Recovery Network on OrgSync. There will also be a sign up for people to participate in the day of the event. Facebook Classroom technology frustrates faculty, students 41st Jazz Festival gives guest musicians a chance to perform World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ + posts Michelle Ross Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Aardvark closes, Christ Chapel relocates ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/center_img Previous articleRenovated wellness center hopes to prevent student stressNext articleHurricane Harvey relief inspires students to donate blood Michelle Ross RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Linkedin Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Facebook Linkedin Twitter Rec center app aims to make scheduling workouts easier Michelle Ross is a senior Journalism and Communication Studies double major from Austin, Texas. When she is not in the newsroom, she loves to dance, go on random adventures and pet dogs on campus.last_img read more

Open letter to President Putin holds him responsible for gagging the Russian press

first_img Receive email alerts June 7, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to President Putin holds him responsible for gagging the Russian press June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders takes issue with President Putin’s claims that the state’s influence over the media has decreased in recent years. The organisations offers a damning assessment of Kremlin pressure on the press and the impunity and abuses to which Russian journalists are exposed. to go further BelarusEurope – Central Asia News May 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” читать на русскомDear President Putin,You have just hosted the 59th World Newspaper Congress in Moscow, bringing together more than a thousand newspaper owners and editors from more than a hundred countries. During this gathering, World Association of Newspapers president Gavin O’Reilly asked you about the “climate of prudence and self-censorship” prevailing among Russian journalists, “state control” over the media and “the lack of independent national television.” In response to this strong criticism, you insisted that “the government’s influence is waning” and that it is not the government’s job to enhance the credibility of the press but for journalists to “make themselves credible.”No, Mr. Putin, the government’s influence over the media has not waned. On the contrary, it has increased since you became president in 2000. We cannot let you say that the press is freer today in Russia, when in fact it is gagged, when the independent media are reduced to a shadow of their former selves and are only available in the capital, and when most Russians no longer have access to independent news and information.You took over one of the most critical TV stations in Russia’s history, NTV, in 2001 by having it bought up by Gazprom-Media, the press group owned by the energy giant Gazprom, which you control. In a few years, Gazprom-Media has grown into a media empire. As well as NTV, it is now the majority shareholder in Moscow Echo, the only radio station critical of your government. Since June of last year, it has owned Izvestia, the daily newspaper of record. At the start of this year, local media reported that it was on the point of acquiring other newspapers including Kommersant, one of the last independent newspapers in Russia, which was finally bought up by a businessman close to its former owner, Boris Berezovski. The same sources say Komsomolskaia Pravda, one of the country’s biggest-circulation dailies, could soon be acquired by Gazprom-Média.Many journalists have been the victims of Kremlin pressure. Evgeni Kisiliev was NTV’s editor in chief at the time when it was the standard-bearer of press freedom in Russia. Before he was fired in 2001, NTV carried current affairs programmes such as Kukly, a popular satirical programme that used puppets to caricature the country’s political leaders. The programme no longer exists.Journalists working for the only privately-owned national television station, REN-TV, have also been the targets of censorship. Olga Romanova, the presenter of a current affairs programme called 24, was forced to resign in December 2005 along with three other senior staff members for objecting to censorship.Reporters Without Borders has already registered several serious press freedom violations since the start of this year. At least seven news media (including four websites) have been censored and journalists have been the target of three judicial investigations for what they wrote. Reporters Without Borders is also aware of at least two cases of officials refusing to give journalists accreditation, several cases of access to information being blocked, four arrests, five physical attacks, one suspended prison sentence and one case of arbitrary imprisonment.Acts of intimidation against journalists are frequent in the provinces, where the press is controlled by the local authorities. The case of Vladimir Rakhmankov, the editor of the Ivanovo-based online newspaper www.cursiv.ru, who is accused of insulting you in a satirical article, is particularly disturbing. His site was suddenly closed down last month, probably as a result of pressure by Ivanovo politicians. He could be sentenced to 12 months of hard labour for making fun of attempts by regional officials to stimulate the birth rate, one of your priorities. The punishment he faces is archaic. A journalist in the Bashkir region, Viktor Shmakov, was held arbitrarily for just over two weeks for publishing opposition calls for the local governor’s resignation. He is accused under the criminal code of promoting terrorist activities.Finally, Mr. Putin, we would like to remind you that the murder of Paul Klebnikov, an American journalist working for Forbes magazine who was gunned down in Moscow in July 2004, still has not been solved. A trial held in the utmost secrecy failed to identify either those who ordered this killing or those who carried it out. Reporters Without Borders calls for an independent commission to be set up to restart the investigation from scratch. We are waiting for the Russian authorities to give firm undertakings about this case.If you are not responsible for the climate of violence against journalists in Russia, you are on the other hand responsible, Mr. President, for the prevailing impunity, which encourages the enemies of press freedom to continue to target journalists.Robert Ménard,Secretary-General Follow the news on Belarus Help by sharing this information “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News May 27, 2021 Find out more News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown BelarusEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

Probiotic Drinks North American Industry to 2026 – Featuring Nestle, Danone and PepsiCo Among…

first_img DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– The “North America Probiotic Drinks Market By Product (Diary based and Plant based), By Distribution Channel (Online and Offline), By Country, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020 – 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The North America Probiotic Drinks Market is expected to witness market growth of 8.3% CAGR during the forecast period (2020-2026). Probiotic Drinks are helpful in maintaining a healthy balance of intestinal bacteria and have many health benefits like weight loss, digestive health, and immune function. Consistent consumption of probiotics drinks enhances the bowel movement as well as improves nutrient absorption. Moreover, these drinks stimulate mental health as numerous studies have already proven that good mood and mental health are connected with gut health. Therefore, the product is also helpful in dropping anxiety, depression, autism, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In addition to it, the products may also boost the functioning of the immune system as it promotes the production of natural antibodies in the body. The rising awareness regarding the health benefits of the probiotics product has been driving its consumption among the consumers. According to a survey done by Kerry Group, in the U.S. approximately 75% of the consumers and more than 50% of consumers across the world are aware of the digestive benefits related to the product. The searches in Google for “microbiome” increased been increased by 267% in the past five years. Therefore, the Probiotic Drinks demand has increased with the rising health consciousness among consumers. The Probiotic Drinks market is mainly driven by the growing number of consumers who are health-conscious, particularly the younger generation. The Probiotic Drinks is an example of functional beverages that are helpful in enhancing the health conditions of the intestine by keeping a good balance of the gut. Based on Product, the market is segmented into Diary based and Plant based. Based on Distribution Channel, the market is segmented into Online and Offline. Based on countries, the market is segmented into U.S., Mexico, Canada, and Rest of North America. Companies ProfiledNestle S.A.Danone S.A.PepsiCo, Inc.Fonterra Co-operative Group LimitedGeneral Mills, Inc. (NextFoods)Kerry Group PLCAmul (The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd.)Lifeway Foods, Inc.Grupo LALA SAB de CVHarmless Harvest, Inc. Unique Offerings from the PublisherExhaustive coverageHighest number of market tables and figuresSubscription based model availableGuaranteed best priceAssured post sales research support with 10% customization free Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1. Market Scope & Methodology 1.1 Market Definition 1.2 Objectives 1.3 Market Scope 1.4 Segmentation 1.4.1 North America Probiotic Drinks Market, by Product 1.4.2 North America Probiotic Drinks Market, by Distribution Channel 1.4.3 North America Probiotic Drinks Market, by Country 1.5 Methodology for the research Chapter 2. Market Overview 2.1 Introduction 2.1.1 Overview 2.1.2 Market composition and scenario 2.2 Key Factors Impacting the Market 2.2.1 Market Drivers 2.2.2 Market Restraints Chapter 3. Competition Analysis – Global 3.1 Cardinal Matrix 3.2 Recent Industry Wide Strategic Developments 3.2.1 Partnerships, Collaborations and Agreements 3.2.2 Product Launches and Product Expansions 3.2.3 Mergers & Acquisitions 3.3 Top Winning Strategies 3.3.1 Key Leading Strategies: Percentage Distribution (2016-2020) 3.3.2 Key Strategic Move: (Product Launches and Product Expansions : 2016, Sep – 2020, Oct) Leading Players Chapter 4. North America Probiotic Drinks Market by Product 4.1 North America Diary based Market by Country 4.2 North America Plant based Market by Country Chapter 5. North America Probiotic Drinks Market by Distribution Channel 5.1 North America Online Market by Country 5.2 North America Offline Market by Country Chapter 6. North America Probiotic Drinks Market by Country 6.1 USA Probiotic Drinks Market 6.1.1 USA Probiotic Drinks Market by Product 6.1.2 USA Probiotic Drinks Market by Distribution Channel 6.2 Canada Probiotic Drinks Market 6.2.1 Canada Probiotic Drinks Market by Product 6.2.2 Canada Probiotic Drinks Market by Distribution Channel 6.3 Mexico Probiotic Drinks Market 6.3.1 Mexico Probiotic Drinks Market by Product 6.3.2 Mexico Probiotic Drinks Market by Distribution Channel 6.4 Rest of North America Probiotic Drinks Market 6.4.1 Rest of North America Probiotic Drinks Market by Product 6.4.2 Rest of North America Probiotic Drinks Market by Distribution Channel Chapter 7. 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‘Chili Country Christmas’ to star Harrell

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content At the Chili Country Christmas storytelling, Harrell will perform “Christmas Down South,” which is filled with stories and songs that will tickle your funny bone and also bring a few salty tears to your eyes, Bowden said.Whether or not you have the good fortune to have been raised southern, you’ll enjoy the down-home humor of Michael Reno Harrell, Bowden said.“If your family’s Christmas ornament box contained a least one can of fake snow, you’ll have a great time with Michael Reno Harrell at the We Piddle Around Theater. Come prepared to laugh a lot and maybe get a little misty eyed and come prepared for a great night of seasonal stories and songs.”Harrell is a natural storyteller. His credits include being a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival and Teller In Residence at the International Storytelling Center as well as being invited to share his talents at major festivals across the United States and the British Isles. By Secrets Revealed Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson This holiday season, Harrell will be back piddling around at the We Piddle Around Theater as the featured performer for the Chili Country Christmas supper, stories and songs holiday event.Lawrence Bowden, BHS president, said Harrell has agreed to tell “The Sledding Shepherds” story both nights.“He told that story at one of our storytelling festivals and the audience couldn’t stop laughing,” Bowden said. “It’s one of the funniest Christmastime stories I’ve heard.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like From Ground Zero: Chaplain to share his 911 experiences Arthur Roberts. Jr., who served as a chaplain at Ground Zero in New York in the days after the terrorist… read more Published 3:00 am Saturday, November 15, 2014 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel For nearly two years now, Michael Reno Harrell’s ticket has been punched for the We Piddle Around Theater at Christmastime.Harrell will be the featured storyteller at the Brundidge Historical Society’s “Chili Country Christmas” on December 4 and 5.Harrell is a master storyteller, singer and songwriter from the mountains of Western North Carolina. He first performed at the Brundidge Historical Society’s Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival in January 2011. He was back at the Festival in 2013 by popular demand. ‘Chili Country Christmas’ to star Harrell Bowden said Michael Reno Harrell is yet another in a long line of storytellers and performers who have made Chili Country Christmas at the We Piddle Around Theater a holiday tradition for many.Andy Offutt Irwin, Sheila Kay Adams, Kathryn Tucker Windham, Donald Davis, Barbara Bates-Smith, Delores Hydock and Bobby Horton are among those who have appeared at Chili Country Christmas.“That reads like a who’s who among storytellers, and we are proud to add Michael Reno Harrell to that list,” Bowden said. “And, as always, the Benton Brothers and Company will entertain at the pre-show. The Benton Brothers are our featured pre-show entertainment at the We Piddle Around Theater and they are worth the price of admission.”Tickets for Chili Country Christmas Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4 and 5 are $20 each and includes the pre-show, a homemade chili supper with all the trimmings and a holiday dessert. Show time is 6:30 p.m.For tickets, call 685-5524 or 372-1001. Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Print Article Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more