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BHP under heat to return cash

first_img BHP under heat to return cash Show Comments ▼ ANGLO–AUSTRALIAN miner BHP Billiton’s boss is likely to face calls on Tuesday for a massive share buyback when he confronts shareholders in Australia after his third straight failure to pull off a major acquisition.Chief executive Marius Kloppers’ latest deal, a $39bn bid for Potash Corp, appears headed for the scrap heap, after Canada all but vetoed it, leaving investors focused on the company’s $12.5bn warchest of cash and what to do with it. Kloppers has until 3 December to try and change Ottawa’s mind — but investors have already written off any hope of a deal. Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrapcenter_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndoReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionUndo Thursday 11 November 2010 8:08 pm Share whatsapplast_img read more

Silly Monks acquires 51% stake in Telangana Kabaddi League owners Chintala…

first_img Cricket Silly Monks acquires 51% stake in Telangana Kabaddi League owners Chintala Sport WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early Sport News Hyderabad-based digital media entertainment firm Silly Monks has acquired a 51% stake in Telangana Premier Kabaddi League (TPKL) franchisee owner company Chintala Sport.TPKL is a regional avatar of the hugely successful Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). The TPKL second season will start next month. The inaugural edition was held last year at Warangal and Karimnagar between 21 January and 7 February. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! Online24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 Sports“My years at ESPN, Star Sports and Sony Max handling major sports events such as World Cup Cricket, Wimbledon, and English Premier League piqued my interest in sports entertainment. Nurturing a similar property in my home State was but a matter of time and when opportunity struck, Silly Monks was more than interested in being at the core of TPKL,” said Silly Monks MD Sanjay Reddy, who will now take over as the League Commissioner.Also Read: Pro Kabaddi only next to cricket in creating crorepatisThe league has brought to the fore the game of Kabaddi from the hinterlands of Telangana and ensured that local players were given the right exposure to talent hunters for the national leagues. In its second season this year, TPKL plans to adopt the franchise model that is currently followed by Pro Kabaddi League and other major sports leagues in the country.TPKL’s matches are scheduled to run from 14 to 30 September in Hyderabad. TAGSChintala SportPKL 2018Pro Kabaddi Leaguepro kabaddi league 2018Sillymonks entertainmentTelangana Premier Kabaddi LeagueTKPL 2018 SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleArjun Kapoor unveiled as LaLiga ambassador in IndiaNext articleIPL, PKL sponsor Vivo gives media mandate to MediaCom Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Tokyo Olympics: IOA fuming as Japan imposes stricter regulations on India’s Olympic team, calls it ‘discriminatory and unfair’ India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 By Kunal Dhyani – August 21, 2018 Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Cricket Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Facebook Twitter Cricket ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper SportKabaddiLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNews Football Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Latest Sports News Latest Sports News Cricket last_img read more

starafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgstarafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about starafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the starafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: starafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw)  2014 abridged results.Company Profilestarafricacorporation Limited is an established sugar refinery in Zimbabwe; manufacturing and marketing sugar-based products under two well-known brand names, Goldstar Sugar and Country Choice Foods. Its product range comprises icing sugar, golden syrup, honey syrup and maple syrup. There are only two sugar mills in Zimbabwe and both are owned by Starafrica Corporation; producing products for local consumption and for export to countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Its subsidiary companies are Starafrica Operations (Private) Limited and Silver Star Properties (Private) Limited which is a property division involved in managing commercial, manufacturing and residential premises in Zimbabwe. starafricacorporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Casa RG / ES-arch

first_imgCopyHouses•Madesimo, Italy CopyAbout this officeES-archOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMadesimoHousesItalyPublished on September 06, 2014Cite: “Casa RG / ES-arch” 06 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/542123/casa-rg-es-arch Clipboard Casa RG / ES-arch Casa RG / ES-archSave this projectSaveCasa RG / ES-arch ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/542123/casa-rg-es-arch Clipboard Year:  Architects: ES-arch Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ArchDailycenter_img photographs:  Marcello MarianaPhotographs:  Marcello MarianaArchitect In Charge:Enrico Scaramellini ArchitettoDesign Team:Luca Trussoni, Francesco ManzoniConstruction:Giancarlo RigamontiCity:MadesimoCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcello MarianaRecommended ProductsLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. Our project is a recovery of the attic of a portion of an apartment building.The apartment building is made up of two blocks and a connecting body. The two blocks look differently even though they were both built in the 60s. Our block used to be inhabited by the families working on the ground floor grocer’s.Save this picture!SectionThe existing block has a complex plan, due to the building within a narrow area. Folds, bevels and narrowings are a consequence of the narrow distances, indeed they were not designed for creative or architectural reasons.Save this picture!© Marcello MarianaWhile the main building is a separate one and is standing on a flat terrain, the renovated block is just before the climbing Bernasconi street (via Bernasconi).The building has a compound shape. It broadens up northwards and has a straight side while and westwards it has a series of folds and bevelled edges.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe main point of our project was the restructuring of the pitched roof and its slope.Our solution was the rotation of the hipped roof (north/south). In order to have windows southwards the hipped roof was rotated so that the whole building gains a proportioned and contained shape. Its layout was furtherly refined thanks to the insertion of a chimneySave this picture!© Marcello MarianaWe first proceeded by redefining and regularising the volume, trying to find a balance despite the original irregural shape. Just a tiny intervention and the result is a new balance in shape and volume.Save this picture!© Marcello MarianaThe muddy colours of the wood and of the surrounding context influenced our choice of the materials in order to give the building some compactness. That’s why we chose thin kerlite tiles. The muddy colours and the tile covering strenghten the compactness of the building.Save this picture!© Marcello MarianaProject gallerySee allShow lessMoleskine Livescribe Notebooks: Analog and Digital Together at LastArchitecture NewsPies Descalzos School / Giancarlo MazzantiSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Marcello Mariana+ 26 Share Houses 2013 Photographs Italy Projects “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

Vida House / Zozaya Arquitectos

first_imgArchitects: Zozaya Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lafarge Holcim, Calux, Grame, Helvex, Local Materials, San Luis, Tecnolite ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940321/vida-house-zozaya-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” Area:  6996 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940321/vida-house-zozaya-arquitectos Clipboard Projects Vida House / Zozaya Arquitectos Enrique Zozaya Diaz, Luis Alonso 2014 Photographs Vida House / Zozaya ArquitectosSave this projectSaveVida House / Zozaya Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeZozaya ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookMexicoPublished on June 03, 2020Cite: “Vida House / Zozaya Arquitectos” [Casa La Vida / Zozaya Arquitectos] 03 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Mexico Save this picture!© Cesar Belio+ 39Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Troncones, Mexico Design Team:Enrique Zozaya, José Antonio Vázquez.Engineering:Ing Omar FierroLandscape:Teri LebowCity:TronconesCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cesar BelioRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. Vida House is located in the magical town of Troncones. It has a rectangular land with an area of ​​2000 sqm. The surface of the land is flat, having access through the main street of Troncones. The central concept of the project was to create a contemporary house, with large spaces but preserving the already traditional Zihuatanejo style in the area, taking advantage of local materials and the excellent workmanship of our local masters.Save this picture!© Cesar BelioSave this picture!1st floor planSave this picture!© Cesar BelioThe central volume of the house consists of two volumes that frame a palapa in the center where the living and dining area are located. The palapa, having a very high roof and using materials such as dry palm, allows us to create a very spacious and fresh space for most of the year, and also takes advantage of the breeze that crosses the space causing a decrease in temperature in a natural way.Save this picture!© Cesar BelioIn the extreme volumes there is the family and the kitchen in closed spaces, and a room on the upper floor and in the extreme north we find two large suites on two levels.Save this picture!SectionThe exterior of the house, access, gardens, terrace and pool are the elements that really make the house a unique and highly comfortable space to enjoy the house. Local materials from the area are used such as the pool covered with stones rescued from the local rivers, placed with great skill and patience by our artisan builders, limestone, palm wood and parota.Save this picture!© Cesar BelioSave this picture!© Cesar BelioFrom the garden area is located the guest house in a beautiful palapa, the bedroom has a brick dome that protects it from the isolation and temperature.Save this picture!© Cesar BelioFrom the living area we have the view of three beautiful manzanillo trees that reflects on the pool and frames de landscape of the beach.Save this picture!© Cesar BelioProject gallerySee allShow lessPedras Salgadas Horse Riding Centre / Luís Rebelo de AndradeSelected ProjectsHow Are Construction Materials Produced and How Does This Contribute to the Climate …Articles Share Houses Photographs:  Cesar Belio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: last_img read more

Demand for services “outstrips small charities’ income”

first_img Howard Lake | 30 April 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Demand for services “outstrips small charities’ income” Income to small charities is not keeping track with demand for their services, figures from the Foundation for Social Improvement’s Small Charity Index show.The latest three-monthly figures – from December 2013 to February 2014 – show that 77 per cent of the 350 charities taking part in the survey reported that their statutory funding hadn’t changed in that period while 46 per cent reported no movement in their voluntary income either. However 32 per cent reported an increase in voluntary income.Over the same time 62 per cent reported an increase in demand for the services.“This steady rise in demand will at some point, probably in the not too distant future, see small charities reach breaking point,” the FSI report says. “Given small charities’ crucial role in delivering local services to local people a funding solution needs to be discussed sooner rather than later.”The report says that initiatives such as the Transition Fund  – under which £100m was set aside for distribution through the Big Lottery Fund to assist small organisations adapted to new funding environments – had simply papered over the cracks.“If the Small Charity Index is correct, these initiatives have only served to mask the deep-rooted problem that funding is flat-lining for small charities,” the report goes on.“Results from the Small Charity Index point to the need for government to continue to show their support through funding initiatives and skills development for those small charities delivering front line services through a mixture of grants and contracts.”The survey results have been published to coincide with the launch of Small Charity Week from 16-21 June. Now in its fifth year, the programme for 2014 includes a ‘policy day’ (offering small charities across the UK the chance to meet with and engage with policy makers, commissioners and influencers to discuss the issues affecting them) a fundraising day and a volunteering day. Tagged with: recession Research / statistics small charities About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Mumia Abu-Jamal: Trump and politics of resentment

first_imgWhen New York billionaire and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump launched into his anti-immigrant tirade against Mexicans crossing the border, he was using a long-known political technique of plugging into the live wire of American resentment of “the other.”Today, it’s Latinos, of course; more precisely, those from the southern borders: Mexicans, Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Hondurans and the like.But, since the 19th century, politicians have used these currents of fear to fuel movements against those who came from abroad. In those days, though, the targets of nativists’ ire were the Irish, Russian Jews, Italians and other Europeans.These forces gave birth to the American Party, a fierce anti-immigrant group that became known popularly as the “Know Nothings.” They formed a third party during the 1850s and ran former U.S. President Millard Fillmore as their unsuccessful candidate.U.S. historian Richard Hofstadter (1910-1970), in his classic work, “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” argued that much of the energy of the ­anti-immigrant forces stemmed from what might be called “status anxiety,” or the intense insecurities of people unsure of their place in U.S. society, but who could point to others — immigrants — who held weaker positions in society.Furthermore, these anxiety-ridden groups often have mixed feelings of fear and admiration of social elites, and who is more elite than the superrich?Witness the spectacle of Donald Trump, who, without question, is perhaps the richest man ever to run for president — and is a billionaire populist, no less!I wouldn’t get too excited about his place in the polls right now. In 2012, the toast of both press and polls was a pizza executive named Herman Cain. We know how that worked out.But most candidates, especially of the GOP, worship at the throne of the wealthy, for they are the ones they serve.The thousands and millions who rage at Latino immigrants also worship the rich.In Donald Trump they have found their voice. And he has found, in the energies of resentment, undeniable fuel for failure.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Cantaloupe Sickens People

first_img Health officials in Indiana are advising people to throw out cantaloupes because of a salmonella outbreak. Any cantaloupe purchased July 7 or after could be affected. As of Friday, 14 Hoosiers had been infected because of bacteria in the melons, and there are 150 reported cases nationwide. Farms, distributors and retailers in southwest Indiana are being investigated as possible sources of the issues. Kentucky is also investigating, as the state has 50 of its own cases of cantaloupe-linked salmonella. Indiana Cantaloupe Sickens People SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Cantaloupe Sickens People Facebook Twitter Facebook Twittercenter_img By Gary Truitt – Aug 17, 2012 Previous articleIndiana FFA Helps with Dairy Message at State FairNext articleDow AgroSciences Launches POWERCORE™ Gary Truitt People infected may have symptoms included diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness could last four to seven days, according to the state health department. Serious illness is possible, particularly in the elderly, infants and people with weakened immune systems. “Anyone experiencing symptoms and who feels they may have eaten a contaminated cantaloupe should contact their health care provider,” said Dr. Gregory Larkin, Indiana’s state health commissioner, in a news release. “We are seeing cases in Indiana and our neighbor to the south, Kentucky, has seen many more cases and has experienced two deaths related to this outbreak. SHARElast_img read more

Vilsack to Travel with Obama to Cuba

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 13, 2016 Vilsack to Travel with Obama to Cuba USDA says Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel with President Obama to Cuba later this month. The trip will be the first visit to Cuba by a sitting U.S. President in nearly 90 years. This will be Secretary Vilsack’s second trip to Cuba. In November of last year, Vilsack led a delegation of U.S. Government officials to Havana in the interest of strengthening bilateral agricultural engagement. During that visit, Vilsack met Cuban leadership along with farmers. USDA says Vilsack will use this second trip to Cuba to discuss opportunities for collaboration in agriculture between the United States and Cuba, to better understand how climate change is affecting agricultural production in Cuba, and to continue to help American businesses interested in exporting to Cuba. The Obama administration will announce more easing of trade and travel restriction on March 17. The President will then travel to Cuba on March 21.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Vilsack to Travel with Obama to Cuba Previous articleIndiana Farmers Get Lower Taxes and Better Roads from 2016 SessionNext articleOil Ends the Week Sharply Higher. Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Government urged to commit publicly to press freedom after Mogadishu roundtable

first_img Help by sharing this information January 24, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to commit publicly to press freedom after Mogadishu roundtable Follow the news on Somalia RSF_en February 24, 2021 Find out more Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Receive email alerts Organisation SomaliaAfrica SomaliaAfrica center_img News News to go further News RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Reporters Without Borders today urged the transitional federal government to publicly demonstrate its commitment to respect press freedom in Somalia after an historic four-day roundtable on freedom of expression was successfully held this week in Mogadishu by the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ).“Now that the guns have fallen silent, important tasks can be tackled including that of turning Somalia into a country where free expression is respected by everyone and protected by the government,” the press freedom organisation said. “To show that they are committed to this, the authorities should take concrete measures such as letting Radio Warsan resume broadcasting and publicly undertaking to respect the rule of democracy in their relations with the press.”Reporters Without Borders added: “This roundtable, which was organised with support from UNESCO, has shown that serious interlocutors, ones determined to make Somalia progress, are available to the government. This opportunity should not be missed.”While welcoming the release of journalist Hassan Mohammed Abikar of Radio Quran Karim (The Voice of the Holy Koran) after 19 days in detention, Reporters Without Borders points out that Baidoa-based Radio Warsan has been arbitrarily silenced since 7 January. Abikar, his station’s correspondent in the Lower Shabelle region, has been able to go back to work in Afgoye (30 km outside Mogadishu) but no one has explained why he was held incommunicado for so long after being arrested by government militiamen in the southwestern city of Baidoa.The three-day roundtable on “the promotion and protection of freedom of expression” was held in Mogadishu’s Sahafi Hotel from 19 to 22 January by the NUSOJ, which is Reporters Without Borders’ partner organisation in Somalia. Some 50 delegates from all of southern Somalia’s provinces and from the northern breakaway state of Somaliland took part.The participants concluded their work by issuing a statement calling on the authorities to draft and adopt legislation for the media that adheres to democratic principles, and to facilitate professional and ethical training for journalists. The statement also urged the international community to include media development in its assistance programmes for Somalia. The delegates also resolved to launch the Somali Forum for Freedom of Expression (SOFFE).Reporters Without Borders hails Somali information minister Ali Ahmed Jama Jengeli’s determination to cooperate with the media and the constructive participation of the Director-General of his ministry in the roundtable debates. Jengeli told the journalists that the government needed them. News March 2, 2021 Find out more January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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