Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgQuality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileQuality Beverages Limited bottles and distributes soft drinks and non-carbonated beverages. The company manufactures and distributes Pepsico brands for the Mauritian territory and operates as a subsidiary of Currimjee Jeewanjee and Co. Limited. Quality Beverages Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

Jess Breach: How to deliver a hand-off

first_img England Women’s full-back Danielle Waterman gives her top… Mike Haley: How to perfect your positioning at 15 Jess Breach: How to deliver a hand-offHarlequins wing Jess Breach has an impressive strike rate, scoring 22 tries in 13 Tests for England, including six on her debut against Canada. Her pace is a key component to her finishing ability but handing off defenders can also help her create try-scoring opportunities. Here are her tips on perfecting the fend…Right timing“A hand-off or fend can be beneficial anywhere on the pitch to help you break a 
one-on-one tackle. Ideally you want 
to get past the tackler before you put your arm out, so they can’t grab you while they’re following you, and you also need to be close enough to reach them with your outstretched arm.”Full stretch“Move the ball to the opposite hand of where the tackler is so you can reach out. Then fully extend your arm towards them, aiming for their shoulder region. You want to stretch your arm out and use them to push off, so you can run onwards from the hand-off. Then pull your arm back so the tackler can’t grab it.”Hand placement Hand out: England’s Jess Breach prepares to fend against Ireland (Getty Images) “Make sure you don’t go for the face or neck region when handing 
off as you’ll get penalised. Look 
to make contact with the shoulder and use that as a platform. It’s 
a firmer area, too, so you’re 
able to generate more momentum from handing 
off in that area.”MORE SKILLS ADVICE… The Exeter Chiefs and England wing explains how… Jack Nowell: How to up your wing work-rate Jack Nowell: How to up your wing work-rate Collapse Beating defenders“There are other ways 
I look to offset defenders. I’ll look at how their feet are planted and if they’re flat-footed look to use my footwork to beat them. Also I might change my speed, so go towards them quickly, then slow down, then go again so it offsets them.”This article originally appeared in the July 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine. The Harlequins and England wing gives her tips for the perfect fend Mike Haley: How to perfect your positioning at 15 Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Every month Rugby World features advice from professional players and coaches on specific skills. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Danielle Waterman: How to sidestep Sale Sharks full-back Mike Haley gives his top… Expand Danielle Waterman: How to sidesteplast_img read more

Overturn the Hyde Amendment!

first_imgThe Hyde Amendment turns 40 on Sept. 30. This reactionary legislation mandates that if you are poor and receive your health care via Medicaid, you cannot get coverage for an abortion unless your health is endangered by the pregnancy or you were impregnated through incest or rape.The amendment has not been a permanent law but a “rider” that has been routinely attached to annual appropriations bills since 1976. It disproportionately affects young women of color, who are more likely to be poor and depend on Medicaid in this racist society.A poll released Sept. 15 by Hart Research Associates shows that 76 percent of voters agree that “However we feel about abortion, politicians should not be allowed to deny a woman’s health coverage for it just because she’s poor.” The poll also found that a majority support a bill requiring Medicaid to cover abortion.Studies by the Guttmacher Institute show that Hyde has imposed an “undue burden” — the measure the Supreme Court used last June to overturn a restrictive Texas law — on the lives of nearly 29 million women of reproductive age (15 to 44) who get health insurance under the federal Medicaid program.Guttmacher estimates that between 18 percent and 35 percent of Medicaid recipients — about 1 in 4 — who have had an unwanted pregnancy have been forced against their will to carry it to term under Hyde.Polls show that opposition to Hyde is especially strong among African Americans, Latinxs and youth from 16 to 36 (millennials).The reproductive justice organization All* Above All, led nationally by young people and people of color, called for protests against Hyde in United for Abortion Coverage Week of Action, from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1. Over 130 activities hosted by 68 organizations in 38 states have been organized to demand an end to federal and state bans on abortions for low-income women.The current campaign to stop Hyde started when Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) introduced the EACH Woman Act (Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance) last year. Calling Hyde “shameful and discriminatory,” Lee noted that “none of us, especially elected officials, should be interfering with a woman’s health care decision just because she is poor.” The bill currently has 122 sponsors.Lee told Truthout, “Accessible, affordable reproductive healthcare is a human right. All women, no matter their income, employer or ZIP code, should be able to make the health care decisions that are right for them and their family.” (Sept. 14)A wide range of organizations are working in A*AA’s coalition. A number of them address the special needs of Black and Latina women, including In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.Yamani Hernandez of the National Network of Abortion Funds notes that its nearly 100 affiliates “hear from over 100,000 people who have to make impossible decisions, like choosing between paying for utilities or abortion care.”While the movement against Hyde is growing, reactionaries in Congress trying to convert the amendment into a permanent law have been boosted by Donald Trump, who actually called for “punishing” women who have abortions. They called a Sept. 23 congressional hearing to argue that the “right to life” of a fetus is “the ultimate civil right” and hosted a number of pro-Hyde speakers, allowing only one against, Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity (URGE) Executive Director Kierra Johnson.Women of color lead struggleJohnson testified: “As a Black woman, I am outraged that the … Hyde Amendment has been permitted to persist for so long. It is a source of pain for many women and should be a source of shame for those who support it. Each of us, not just some of us, should be able to make our own decisions about pregnancy.” (Huffington Post, Sept. 23)In summing up the struggle for reproductive justice, Destiny Lopez, co-chair of A*AA, told Truthout, “As we wrestle with issues on economic, gender and racial justice in particular, the perspectives and leadership of women of color must be the center of our policymaking. Women of color are leading the movement to end the Hyde Amendment… .”Unless otherwise cited, the main source for this article is a Sept. 15 All* Above All press release.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Letter to Robert Gates on first anniversary of AP photographer Bilal Hussein’s arrest

first_img Help by sharing this information RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 16, 2020 Find out more Organisation to go further April 12, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to Robert Gates on first anniversary of AP photographer Bilal Hussein’s arrest Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of AP news photographer Bilal Hussein, who has been held for the past year by the US military in Iraq without any evidence. He was suspected of links with Iraqi insurgents. IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Reporters Without Borders wrote today to US defence secretary Robert Gates condemning the detention of Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein at Camp Cropper, near Baghdad, for the past 12 months.“We understand Hussein may be suspected of links with Iraqi insurgents,” the letter said. “It is true that he was not an ‘embedded’ journalist and that he approached and photographed insurgents. He was arrested with two insurgents, but that does not constitute proof of his involvement in criminal activity.“Many journalists have been arrested by the occupying forces since the start of the war. Some have been held for months before being released without charge. There is no justification for holding Hussein, who – according to his lawyer, Paul Gardephe – has not been interrogated since May 2006. It is, furthermore, unacceptable that he is being kept in detention as a result of decisions reached by review panels without him or his lawyer being able to attend.”The letter added: “According to a Pentagon spokesperson, these panels recommended that he should continue to be held because he represented ‘an imperative threat to security.’ If he has committed a crime, he must be handed over to the Iraqi authorities and evidence of his guilt must be made public. If not, he must be released immediately.”Aged 35, Hussein had been working for the AP for more than a year when he was arrested in Ramadi, 100 km west of Baghdad, on 12 April 2006. His arrest was due to his physical proximity with insurgents, who had given him permission to take photos of them. February 15, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Iraq News Receive email alerts News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan IraqMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

US – #WeeklyAddress June 11-17: Journalist arrested while covering protest in Missouri

first_img June 3, 2021 Find out more CREDIT: Fight For 15 United StatesAmericas News June 18, 2018 US – #WeeklyAddress June 11-17: Journalist arrested while covering protest in Missouri RSF_en Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of June 11-17: WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 7, 2021 Find out more News April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img United StatesAmericas to go further Journalist arrested while covering protest in Missouri On June 11, photojournalist for Truthdig Michael Nigro was arrested in Jefferson City, Missouri, while reporting on acts of civil disobedience taking place during an economic justice protest, where participants had linked arms and were blocking the street in front of the city’s Chamber of Commerce. Nigro was wearing press credentials and recording the incident when a police officer told him to get off the road and stand on the sidewalk. After approaching a different officer who also told him to return to the sidewalk, Nigro backed up but was still arrested and charged with “failure to obey.” He was released on a $545 bail later that day and his equipment was returned unharmed. Nigro believes he was arrested because he was a journalist. “When people are performing acts of civil disobedience, I have every right as a journalist to document it, as long as I am not in the police officers’ way, which I was not,” he said. Press access limited at North Korea-United States summit The White House restricted press access at the June 12 summit between the United States and North Korea. Only seven American journalists were included in the press pool during President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s first meeting, an event of the type that would normally consist of a pool of about a dozen reporters from various news outlets including major wire services like The Associated Press (AP) and Reuters. For this meeting, such wire services were not permitted to attend. Later that day, Singaporean press was permitted to attend the lunch between Trump and Kim, but American press were excluded. It was not until a larger bilateral meeting later in the day that the American press pool was expanded to include reporters from the aforementioned wire services, though the pool size remained small. Lauren Easton, director of media relations for AP, released a statement on the press limitations: “AP is troubled by the decision to curb media access at the Singapore summit. … It is a disservice to the public, which deserves prompt, accurate and complete reporting on what may be one of the president’s most consequential meetings.” Trump tweets “the fake news” is biggest threat to US and an enemy of the people In a June 13 tweet, President Trump claimed “the fake news” is the country’s “biggest enemy.” That this tweet came just a day after he “lavished praise” on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was not lost on the American press. This inflammatory anti-press rhetoric has become commonplace for the president, who has tweeted about “fake news” 9 times in the past week, including a tweet referring to major news organizations as the “enemy of the people Fake News.” Trump team members say reporters asking questions are “insulting” High profile members of President Trump’s team, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale, as well as political commentator Rick Santorum have denounced reporters’ critical questions as “insulting” and called for the suspension of press credentials. Parscale’s tweet refers to questions CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta shouted at President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the signing ceremony about denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and American citizen Otto Warmbier’s death after being released from North Korea’s custody. Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan tweeted her concern about the administration’s latest treatment of the press, stating: “Just in past few days, Pompeo, Parscale and now Santorum offer the wildly anti-democratic view that reporters asking questions is out of line, insulting — and maybe grounds for having press credentials revoked.” This isn’t the first time Parscale has called for Acosta’s credentials to be revoked. The CNN reporter defended himself in a June 12 tweet: “Dear Brad.. dictatorships take away press credentials. Not democracies.” Customs agent oversteps jurisdiction in NYT leaker case Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent Jeffrey Rambo is being investigated by his own agency for misconduct after contacting New York Times reporter Ali Watkins last year to discuss her confidential sources. Watkins is the same journalist whose email and phone records were seized by the Department of Justice earlier this year as part of their leak investigation of James Wolfe, former director of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee. Rambo approached Watkins last year just as the Trump administration had announced its plans to aggressively pursue unauthorized government leaks to journalists. Rambo, who identified himself to Watkins as a government agent, met with the reporter and asked about her three-year romantic relationship with Wolfe and general questions about her reporting and source development. He brought to the meeting records gathered through Department of Homeland Security channels that showed proof of Watkins’ relationship with Wolfe, including records of their travels, and personal information about Wolfe’s former wives. Rambo’s search of travel records could be a crime if he didn’t in fact have clearance to access that data, which is protected by privacy laws and regulations that prevent unauthorized disclosures of personal information, officials said. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette fires editorial cartoonist critical of Trump Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers was fired June 14 after 25 years at the newspaper. Prior to his dismissal, 19 of his cartoons had been rejected by either editorial page editor Keith Burris or publisher John Robinson Block since March, and Rogers says he’s experienced “a lot more pushback” on his work since Burris joined the team. Both Burris and Block have expressed right-leaning political opinions, and the newspaper’s editorial content has become increasingly sympathetic toward Trump. Rogers has garnered myriad support at both the local and national level, including Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto who released a statement saying the firing “sends the wrong message about press freedoms in a time when they are under siege.” The paper has experienced problems with its management in the past; in a January 11 tweet the Post-Gazette informed readers that the publisher was requesting to remove Donald Trump’s vulgar language from a story about the president’s vulgar language. The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Follow the news on United States News Help by sharing this information News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Organisation last_img read more

Dalai Lama on two day visit to Derry

first_img Google+ Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – April 18, 2013 The Dalai Lama has arrived in Derry.The Tibetan spiritual leader says he wants to promote his message of peace in the City of Culture.He’ll walk across Derry’s Peace Bridge with a group of schoolchildren today before giving an address in Ebrington on the theme of compassion.At 2 o’clock this afternoon, the Dalai Lama will give a public talk on “The Culture of Compassion” at Ebrington Plaza, as part of a City of Culture event organised by Children in Crossfire.Before at talk, at 1 o’clock this afternoon, the Dalai Lama will walk to Ebrington across the Peace Bridge along with a group of Catholic and Protestant schoolchildren from across the city.He will become one of the most high profile people to cross the bridge, a day after Ilex revealed that the total number of people to walk or cycle across the bridge since it opened in Juine 2011 is now more than 1.5 million.As well as being used by 90% of residents in the city for exercise purposes, Ilex says the Peace Bridge has helped boost the city’s ranking in influential international travel guides, including Lonely Planet. Dalai Lama on two day visit to Derry Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeycenter_img Previous articleNumber of Donegal piers included in funding from Department of Agriculture the MarineNext articleDublin to appeal 3 match biting ban. News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Facebook News Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestlast_img read more

Efforts ongoing to make Buncrana network more competitive

first_img Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Buncrana Town Council has been told that if a spur from Project Kelvin is extended into the town, the cost of connecting to the town’s Metropolitan Area Network could be cut by as much as 50%.The issue was raised in the chamber by Cllr Lee Tedstone, who is seeking a workshop on the issue to ensure that all options and opportunities are fully understood.Cllr Tedstone acknowledged that a recent meeting did show a very limited takeup of the MAN network in Buncrana, but that is linked to the fact that there are nine providers linked to the Letterkenny MAN, and one to the Buncrana one, and that impacts on competitiveness.Officials want to establish a project team involving Town and County Council staff, a move Cllr Tedstone supports:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/leet830kelv.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – October 13, 2011 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+center_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleStrong condemnation of latest Derry bomb attackNext article13 arrested in overnight distrurbance in Letterkenny News Highland Efforts ongoing to make Buncrana network more competitive WhatsApp Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Three potential buyers for Gallagher’s fresh bread division

first_img Facebook Three potential buyers for Gallagher’s fresh bread division 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – January 29, 2011 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Hope is growing that at least 40 jobs can be maintained at Gallagher’s Bakery in Ardara, following further discussions between management at the company and the board of Údarás na Gaeltachta.In a statement issued last evening after a board meeting in Galway, Udaras confirmed that talks will continue in the coming weeks to ensure that optimum results are achieved for the employees, the local community and the State.Donegal Senator Brian O’Domhnaill, who’s also a member of  Údarás na Gaeltachta, says already three companies are interested in taking over the Donegal facility:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/bri10.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleMinister to help pay for safety works at City of Derry AirportNext articleDoherty says Adams will perform strongly in election campaign News Highland center_img Newsx Adverts Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

Vizag Gas Tragedy: A Reflection Of Bhopal’s Interminable Misery

first_imgColumnsVizag Gas Tragedy: A Reflection Of Bhopal’s Interminable Misery Nabeela Siddiqui7 May 2020 10:23 PMShare This – xOpening our eyes to the horrific images of unconscious people and people with breathing difficulties brought the big media houses to divert from the ideological debates taking place since a long while. The gas leak incident took place at the LG Polymer plant (the South Korean company LG Polymers makes polystyrene and expandable polystyrene, a versatile plastic used to make a wide variety…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginOpening our eyes to the horrific images of unconscious people and people with breathing difficulties brought the big media houses to divert from the ideological debates taking place since a long while. The gas leak incident took place at the LG Polymer plant (the South Korean company LG Polymers makes polystyrene and expandable polystyrene, a versatile plastic used to make a wide variety of consumer products like toys and appliances and has been in operation since 1961) at Gopalapatnam on the outskirts of Vishakhapatnam in the early hours of Thursday, i.e. the 7th of May 2020. The gas reportedly started leaking around 2:30 am when the workers were preparing to reopen the plant. This incident takes us back to the night of December 2, 1984, when Bhopal recorded over a million deaths. The chemical, methyl isocyanate (MIC), that spilled out from Union Carbide India Ltd’s (UCIL’s) pesticide factory turned the city into a vast gas chamber. It was India’s first major industrial disaster keeping the government almost clueless as to how they should respond to the same. The researches have pointed out to the grave health crises but since there is no epidemiological study, it is easy to dismiss these as conditions caused by poverty and lack of hygiene. The Supreme Court had set up two committees—one to monitor the functioning of the medical system and the other to advise on what needs to be done for the best care of the victims. The state government has a separate department for gas relief. The institutional gridlock is such that there is no one institution that can be held responsible and accountable for decontaminating the site. The US-based multinational company, Union Carbide Corporation, which owned the plant through its subsidiary UCIL used trade secrecy as a prerogative to withhold information on the exact composition of the leaked gases. The worst part is cleaning and decontamination of the site got entangled in legal altercations. The sliding onus as to who should pay for it— state governments, the Centre, successor buyer of the factory, waste disposal and incineration companies, research institutes or non-profits etc. still remains a slippery slope. The first major legislation that came post-Bhopal was the Environment (Protection) Act (EPA) of 1986. EPA is India’s first legislation that gave authority to the Centre to issue direct orders to close, prohibit or regulate any industry. It is also an enabling law, which delegates wide powers to the executive, allowing it to make rules to manage different issues. By 1989, the country got the Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling) Rules for management, storage and import of hazardous chemicals. In 1987, amendments were made in the Factories Act, 1948, which empowers states to appoint site appraisal committees to advise on the location of factories using hazardous processes. In 1991, the Public Liability Insurance Act was enacted to provide for immediate relief to persons affected by accidents while handling hazardous substances. Under the Act, an environment relief fund was set up to compensate affected people. Despite this legislation in place, India is fast losing the battle of environmental protection and management of hazardous waste. In the post-Bhopal age, all technologies must pay the real cost of their proximate and future dangers. Many countries have adopted the principle of absolute liability when it comes to the introduction of genetically modified organisms. The involvement of a transnational corporation that has presence in innumerable countries across the globe has chances of attracting responses of support from different parts of the country and the world. The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is one such attempt to hold operators responsible for damage both from forthcoming and real threats from the use of new technology. More importantly, the issue of corporate liability is crucial, for only then will powerful companies worry about the repercussions of their actions on tomorrow’s generations. With the imposition of a New World Order, due the pandemic, the need for collective action across national boundaries is being increasingly felt, particularly on issues of industrial hazards and the involvement of transnational corporations. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Andhra Pradesh Government and Centre over gas tragedy in Vizag. Bhopal should have provided the impetus and basis for such counter globalization yet it is about our collective shame and Vizag a ‘shame in making’, if we fail to learn our lessons from Bhopal’s interminable misery.Views Are Personal Only(Nabeela Siddiqui, Research – cum – Teaching Assistant, Dharamshastra National Law University, Jabalpur.) Next Storylast_img read more

Assistant/Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

first_imgAssistant/Associate Professor with 9-month, tenure trackappointment. Primary responsibilities will include teachingundergraduate and graduate courses in family and consumer sciencesand family and consumer sciences education, advising, supervising,and recruiting students, coordinating program concentrations,participating in curriculum development, establishing a researchprogram through collaborations and grant writing, serving ondepartment, college and university committees and participating inother academic functions.last_img read more