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Brewin Dolphin sees revenue surge

first_imgWednesday 26 January 2011 3:14 am whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Share Brewin Dolphin sees revenue surge whatsapp John Dunne Financial services group Brewin Dolphin reported a 16 per cent rise in revenues from a year earlier as its investment management arm attracted new client money.A 17 per cent increase in income from investment management offset a 13 per cent decline from its corporate advisory and broking business, the company said on Wednesday.“Favourable trading conditions in the first quarter continued into January. As ever, in the short term, the group is dependent on market movement,” the company said.The total value of its managed funds grew seven per cent from the previous quarter to £24.8bn pounds, boosted by rising stock markets but also helped by £500m of new money.Brewin Dolphin added it expects a levy on the financial industry to cover the burden of compensating major investment failures to cost it £6m, compared with a similar charge of £1m last year. Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

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TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgTPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited owns and operates hotels and lodges in Kenya for the business and tourist sectors. The company owns and operates 35 hotels as well as a selection of resorts, safari guest lodges, safari camps, palaces and forts located in strategic sites in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Subsidiary companies include TPS (Kenya) Limited which owns Nairobi Serena Hotel, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Mara Serena Safari Lodge and Kilaguni Serena Lodge; TPS (Zanzibar) Limited which owns Zanzibar Serena Hotel; TPS (Tanzania) Limited which owns Kirawira Serena Camp, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Serena Mivumo River Lodge and Selous Serena Camp; and TPS (Uganda) Limited. Other properties owned and managed by TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited include Lake Victoria Serena Resort in Uganda and Polana Serena Hotel in Mozambique. TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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2 UK hydrogen and lithium stocks I’m watching

first_img The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! The rise of electric vehicles continues to shape predictions for future energy demand. There has been a big shift in recent years to planning for future battery use. That has helped many hydrogen and lithium stocks as investors hope to benefit from the role of those materials in generating and storing power for electric vehicles.Here I’ll discuss two UK hydrogen and lithium stocks I’m watching. I’ll also explain my investment approach towards them.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…UK hydrogen stockOne of the hydrogen and lithium stocks I’m keeping an eye on is AFC Energy (LSE: AFC).The name AFC references the company’s focus on alkaline fuel cells. Its specialism is hydrogen fuel stacks. Usage cases for this technology include charging stations for electric vehicles.With demand for charging stations expected to boom, the company is in a strong position to benefit. It has already developed a prototype of such a charging station that uses its technology.AFC Energy share price and risksWith a market cap of half a billion pounds, some investors clearly see potential in AFC’s future. Over the past year though, the shares have drifted down 10%. Could that make this a good time for me to buy AFC Energy shares?My answer is no –  the shares currently feel too speculative for my own portfolio.While I think the company’s technological competence is strong, I see risks. The pathway to full commercialisation still seems slow, which could elongate cash burn. The hydrogen cell development space is very crowded right now, and deep-pocketed competitors could damage the overall profitability of the market as it grows.Lithium stocks watchlistWhile it’s listed in the UK, Bacanora Lithium (LSE: BCN) offers global exposure. It has a number of international assets but the jewel in its crown is an interest in a lithium mining development in Sonora, Mexico.The development is still at an early stage. The company and its partners have done test work on samples from the site to assess the likely quality of the area’s lithium. They’ve also done extensive analytical work to assess how large the deposits are, as well as how easily workable they may be.Now they’re laying the groundwork, literally. Work is going on to clean up the site and build an access road. That underlines that the project has a long way to go yet. The company expects the  mine to be commissioned in 2023, although there’s no guarantee that lithium will start being pulled from the ground in commercial quantities by then.Bacanora Lithium share price risksThe Sonora development looks promising to me and I’ve looked at the technical report on the Sonora project available on the firm’s website.But there are always risks with any early-stage mining shares and that includes lithium stocks. The mine may be less productive than hoped. Extraction costs could be higher than planned. Both could damage profits. Additionally, doing business in Mexico can be complicated from a regulatory perspective.If the Sonora project works out and the lithium price is high, I think today’s Bacanora Lithium share price could end up looking like a bargain. But there are substantial risks here for a fairly conservative investor like me. So for now, I’m watching the company, but I’m not yet ready to buy. 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. 2 UK hydrogen and lithium stocks I’m watching christopherruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! 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. Enter Your Email Address Christopher Ruane | Thursday, 29th April, 2021 | More on: AFC BCN Image source: Tesla See all posts by Christopher Ruanelast_img read more

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England hang on to beat the Barbarians at Twickenham

first_imgWednesday Jun 2, 2010 England hang on to beat the Barbarians at Twickenham A day after the Guinness Premiership final, Twickenham was the venue once again as it hosted an entertaining match between England and the Barbarians, with the home side coming out 35-26 winners after dominating the first half.The Barbarians, coached by Phillipe Saint Andre, came back strongly in the second half but England hung on to take the important win ahead of their tour of Australasia. They were without their Leicester players from the day before, and had three uncapped players in Dave Attwood, Jon Golding, and New Zealand born centre Shontayne Hape.The Barbarians, who were only together for a week, had a few loose defensive efforts in the first half, with England finding gaps and breaking tackles with ease. Mark Cueto was a stand out as he ran good lines and offloaded when possible. He picked up the Man of the Match award.“Performance-wise the first half was generally pretty good but the second was very disappointing, we didn’t see much ball and were probably a little bit soft in defence,” Nick Easter said afterwards. “But we showed character to grind out the win at the end.”Englands squad heads to Australia now where they will play two Tests and two midweek games, before crossing over to New Zealand to play the All Blacks.“There aren’t many fixtures to play at this time of year but it’s a game that we needed before we go to Australia,” said coach Martin Johnson afterwards.“The game became loose at times and there’s a danger that you’ll get sucked into that and loose shape, which is exactly what the Barbarians want. The Barbarians chanced their arm at the breakdown and I’m not sure it would come off in a Test match – the referee obviously saw the game differently,” he added. 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These 21 players were told they were too small to ‘make it’ in rugby

first_imgFriday Mar 5, 2021 These 21 players were told they were too small to ‘make it’ in rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe recently shared how he was told he was “too small to compete” in rugby while growing up. The South African is certainly not the first person to be told this though, and for many it provides the motivation they need.ADVERTISEMENTGrowing up, rugby was always my escape. I was told I was too small to compete, but if it wasn’t me fuelling my momentum then I would not have persevered the road to rugby and I would never have had the privilege of holding the Webb Ellis Cup. #BudgetSpeech2021 #AdviceForSuccess pic.twitter.com/wCyKq6WEGf— Cheslin Kolbe (@Cheslin_Kolbe11) February 23, 2021So here are other players that have been told they are too small:Shane WilliamsA pioneer for a player like Kolbe, Wales’ top try scorer Shane Williams bucked the trend in an era where backs were getting bigger and bigger.Height: 5ft 7in/ 1.7mWeight: 12st 8lb/ 80kgFaf de KlerkWorld Cup winning scrum-half Faf de Klerk has previously said that being told he was too small was the motivation he needed to succeed.Height: 5ft 7in/ 1.7mWeight: 13st 12lb/ 88kgSchalk BritsIn an era of John Smit and Bismarck du Plessis, former Springboks hooker Schalk Brits was deemed too small. But he was brought in from the cold by Rassie Erasmus at the age of 38 and became a world champion.Height: 6ft/ 1.82mWeight: 15st 10lb/ 100kgKwagga SmithAnother World Cup winner, flanker Kwagga Smith was seen as too small for the 15 man game having come from sevens.Height: 5ft 10in/ 1.8mWeight: 14st 2lb/ 90kgADVERTISEMENTHarry ThackerNow thriving at Bristol Bears, 93kg hooker Harry Thacker was let go by Leicester Tigers in 2018 for being too small.Height: 5ft 8in/ 1.73mWeight: 14st 9lb/ 93kgCJ StanderAs one of Ireland’s most powerful back row ball carriers, it is hard to believe that CJ Stander was told he was too small for a South African loose forward when with the Bulls.Height: 6ft 1in/ 1.85mWeight: 17st 11lb/ 114kgSam SimmondsExeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has said that his star No8 Sam Simmonds is too small in Eddie Jones’ opinion to play No8 at Test level despite tearing up trees week in week out.Height: 6ft/ 1.84mWeight: 16st 3lb/ 103kgADVERTISEMENTHeinrich BrussowFormer South Africa and Northampton Saints flanker Heinrich Brussow used being ‘too small’ to his advantage. His small stature and low centre of gravity made him almost immovable over the ball.Height: 5ft 11in/ 1.81mWeight: 16st 3lb/ 103kgNeil BackAt under 100kgs, Neil Back was initially deemed not big enough by England selectors to play international rugby in the back row. But that became part of his selling point, and aided him in his fitness and workrate.Height: 5ft 10in/ 1.78mWeight: 14st 9lb/ 93kgChristian WadeArguably one of the most underused players by England in recent years as a result of his size, Christian Wade is now pursuing a career in the NFL.Height: 5ft 9in/ 1.74mWeight: 12st 13lb/ 82kgHarry RandallOne of Eddie Jones’ latest selections in the England squad, scrum-half Harry Randall has said it is not nice being told you are too small, but it has given him confidence.Height: 5ft 8in/ 1.73mWeight: 11st 5lb/ 72kgJuan de JonghWasps centre Juan de Jongh is not a small player by any stretch of the imagination, but former Springboks boss Heyneke Meyer thought so.Height: 5ft 10in/ 1.78mWeight: 13st 10lb/ 87kgJosh NavidiAt one point there were questions whether Josh Navidi could make the grade as a Test flanker. Though he is not the biggest, the Welshman has manhandled most he has come up against.Height: 6ft 1in/ 1.86mWeight: 16st 6lb/ 105kgBrent RussellFor many South Africa fans, 23 caps was far too few for a player with the skill, speed and movement of Brent Russell, but his size, and his versatility, may have worked against him.Height: 5ft 9in/ 1.75mWeight: 13st 1lb/ 103kgDamian McKenzieAll Black Damian McKenzie is one of the most diminutive players in the game, and playing at fullback there have always been concerns that he will be exposed under the high ball. Such is his class, however, that that has never been a problem.Height: 5ft 9in/ 1.75mWeight: 12st 8lb/ 80kgDarcy GrahamScotland and Edinburgh’s Darcy Graham is another player who says he has been told he is too small, but he packs a punch for his size.Height: 5ft 10in/ 1.78mWeight: 13st 3lb/ 84kgWarren WhiteleyFormer Springboks No8 Warren Whiteley was let go by the Sharks early in his career for not being big enough.Height: 6ft 4in/ 1.93mWeight: 17st/ 108kgLeigh HalfpennyWales’ Leigh Halfpenny was also told he was too small in his teenage years, but has gone on to become one of the most dependable and defensively solid fullbacks in the game.Height: 5ft 10in/ 1.78mWeight: 13st 4lb/ 85kgAphiwe DyantyiAs a schoolboy, Aphiwe Dyantyi was told he was not big enough to play rugby. Fast forward only a few years and the South African was being crowned the World Rugby breakthrough player of the year. Unfortunately, he was later banned for doping.Height: 6ft/ 1.82mWeight: 13st 10lb/ 87kgJean-Pierre RivesFormer France captain Jean-Pierre Rives cut a slight figure, and was told he did not have the weight to play in the pack at international level. But that did not stop the swashbuckling flanker.Height: 5ft 11in/ 1.8mWeight: 12st 13lb/ 82kg Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 15 WEEKS AGO Referee Pascal Gauzere admits to those two… 15 WEEKS AGO Officials somehow overrule seemingly clear… 15 WEEKS AGO Online abuse over Owen Farrell interview… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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Lycamobile to donate £1 for every £10 top-up

first_img  64 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Lycamobile to donate £1 for every £10 top-up Howard Lake | 25 April 2014 | News Lycamobile, the global low-cost international mobile call provider, has announced Lycagiving, an initiative which will raise funds for funds for 10 national UK charities.Every time a customer tops up her or his account by £10 or more, Lycamobile will donate £1 to the customer’s chosen charity. The option to select a charity is given following the top-up payment: the customer will find the option to nominate a charity on their online My Lycamobile account.Beneficiary charitiesThe charities that Lycamobile customers can choose from are:Action AidBritish Heart FoundationCancer Research UKMacmillanNSPCCOxfamRSPCASave the ChildrenUNICEFWater AidThe donation under Lycagiving does not of course cost the customer anything: it is made by the company. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img Lycamobile Group’s charitable supportSince it was set up in 2006, the Lycamobile Group has donated to development projects in India, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Tanzania, Romania and Sudan.Subaskaran Allirajah, Group Chairman at Lycamobile, said:“The larger your business becomes, the greater responsibility you have to give back.” Tagged with: corporate mobile Trading About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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GivePenny connects fundraisers to Twitch

first_img Users of digital fundraising platform GivePenny can now connect their fundraising pages to online gaming community Twitch. This will allow them to connect their gaming experiences to fundraising activities in new ways.Twitch is one of the most popular PC and console online gaming communities, with 9.7 million daily active users. It is used to watch and discuss games live or via video on demand.The first charity to take advantage of this new opportunity is paediatric palliative care charity Tŷ Hafan. Their supporters now have access to a range of new features designed to inspire gamers to raise money for the charity.Live gaming for charityUsers keen to run a gaming-related fundraising activity can now stream their gaming action via their GivePenny page, which includes a chat window plus key statistics such as the number of hours streamed.Longer is quite often better! Gaming marathons lasting 24 hours or more are popular amongst many players. Digital media entertainers Yogscast for example have run charity gaming months for the past four years. In December 2016 they raised over $2.5m for charities. $284,000 was raised on the first day and $1 million was raised in the first week.Using the GivePenny milestone donation feature fundraisers will be able to collect sponsorship against specific personal gaming goals, helping to sustain and encourage their efforts.Users can generate donations for their charity even after the live broadcast. Supporters will be able to play back gaming broadcasts and still make donations to the promoted charity.Lee Clark, founder and CEO, at GivePenny said:“Millions of pounds have been raised for charities around the world by the gaming community over the past few years, sometimes by cobbling together a combination of a streaming platform like Twitch, a social media website and payment merchant, like PayPal.“We wanted to provide a more effective safe, secure and, most importantly, fun environment for gamers to raise money online”. Advertisement  338 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 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.  337 total views,  1 views today https://twitter.com/Trancez0r/status/825790267454324736 GivePenny connects fundraisers to Twitchcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 The team at Tŷ Hafan were very keen to help them test and develop the new service.Clark added:“It will be exciting to help them try to inspire a new fundraising channel outside of traditional community and events-led fundraising methods.”The new features are now available to all other charities who are registered on GivePenny.Raise Your GameA gaming themed appeal called Game Raiser: Raise Your Game for Tŷ Hafan is to be published on the GivePenny website. Work is underway to promote the appeal to existing supporters of the charity.There will also be a new section of the site designed to celebrate all of the fundraising activities of gaming fundraisers in one place. Sara Webber, Head of Marketing and Communications at Tŷ Hafan said:“We’re very excited to launch this partnership with GivePenny as it will provide us with a new fundraising platform and give us increased access to new audiences”.New record for TwitchThe launch by GivePenny coincides with Twitch breaking its own record for the largest number of people watching a Twitch livestream.On Sunday ELeague’s channel attracted 1.026 million concurrent viewers during the live broadcast of the grand finals of the 10th Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major. It’s previous single-channel concurrent viewer record was 890,000. Tagged with: Digital Gaming live video Howard Lake | 31 January 2017 | Newslast_img read more

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Spain: Communist groups defend imprisoned Catalan leaders

first_imgBelow is a joint declaration in response to the sentences of 9-to-13 years each issued following the “trial” of nine Catalan political leaders and the massive protest in Catalonia on Oct. 18, endorsed by four communist groups that organize throughout the multinational Spanish state. Although pro-capitalist parties lead the Catalan movement, these communist organizations nevertheless defend the Catalan people’s right to self-determination, explaining that only by defending this democratic right can they build a movement uniting the working class from all the different peoples ruled by the central Spanish government. The groups — Communist Initiative, the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain, Red Network and Proletarian Union — endorsed the call, which was published Oct. 24 on redroja.net. Translation by John Catalinotto.The verdict of the “procés” [trial of Catalonia’s political pro-independence leaders], as well as the repressive actions before and after it, demonstrate that these actions are the reflexive response of the [Spanish] State to any organized questioning of the current bourgeois order in Spain.The communist organizations adhering to this manifesto declare our solidarity with those in Catalonia, who, realizing the impossibility of gaining by legal means their legitimate aspirations to self-determination, organized the referendum [October 2017] that gave rise to this ignominious sentence. This people, that has sustained the organization and mobilizations during these years of harsh repression, today manifests its absolute rejection of a federal political oppression that was reactivated with the sentence of the Constitutional Court against the reform of the Statute in 2010. The Catalan people can count upon our full solidarity and support, because they defend not only their own democratic rights; through their struggle, they are at the same time defending the freedoms and rights of the popular classes and of all the peoples of the Spanish State.This harsh sentence shows the exhaustion of the current project of domination by consensus between the different parties that emerged from the regime of 1978. The current economic crisis on the one hand increases the intrinsic need for the accumulation of big capital, forcing more and more the imposition of an increasingly reactionary state; this is shown by the gag rule, trials such as that of Alsasua [2016 conviction of  and long sentences given to eight Basque youth in charges stemming from a bar fight involving off-duty Civil Guard officers], media censorship, etc. On the other hand, it drives the Catalan bourgeoisie to impose its own political agenda. The tendency toward reactionary political measures under imperialism leads to the denial of democracy and, with it, denial of the right to self-determination. The working class and especially communist organizations would commit a grave error if we were to think that this matter did not affect us. Today the State directs this sentence against [Catalan] independence leaders; tomorrow that same State will try to crush any kind of response organized by the working class and popular sectors against cuts in salaries, rights and freedoms, such as those that the next government — led in all probability by the [Socialists] PSOE — will bring us. Making it known that our objective is to attain socialism through the revolutionary struggle of the working class, and because we are clear that “democracy” does not abolish class oppression, we affirm that the solidarity and united action of the workers of the different nations cannot be achieved without recognizing the right of self-determination of the peoples as a basic democratic principle, nor can socialism be achieved without the education of the working masses in the struggle for democratic rights.With this sentencing, which condemns [the nine] leaders of a democratic and legitimate process to [a total of] 100 years in prison for the efforts to achieve a right recognized by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of the United Nations, that of self-determination, the Spanish State demonstrates the impossibility of achieving self-determination through any legal means under this regime. Therefore, it is essential that the movement of students, workers, men and women of all ages, which these days is being expressed with energy and vigor, be transformed into disciplined organization, united in principles and political line, to achieve a certain victory against bourgeois governments and enemies of both the Spanish people and the Catalan people. The General Strike on Oct. 18 was the first step. The Marxist-Leninist communist organizations that subscribe to this Communiqué also aspire to this step, and we will work to make it possible for all the trade union centers to jointly call a general strike throughout the whole Spanish State, demanding amnesty for all political prisoners and defense of democratic rights.They came, by Martin NiemöllerFirst they came for the CommunistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a CommunistThen they came for the SocialistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a SocialistThen they came for the trade unionistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a trade unionistThen they came for the JewsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a JewThen they came for meAnd there was no one leftTo speak out for meFor the right to self-determination of peoples!Immediate freedom for political prisoners!For the socialist republic!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Supreme court upholds seven-year jail sentence for Taysir Allouni

first_imgAllouni began his journalistic career by working as a translator for Spanish national news agency, EFE, before joining the Qatar-based al-Jazeera at the end of the 1990s. He was named bureau chief in the Afghan capital Kabul in 1999. The network’s offices were bombarded by the US forces in November of the same year.He was sent to Iraq at the start of 2003, where he covered the US offensive before returning to Spain, in July. Two months later he was arrested and held in custody. June 2, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme court upholds seven-year jail sentence for Taysir Allouni Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News Organisation December 2, 2020 Find out more SpainEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders reiterated its concern about state of health of Al-Jazeera presenter Tayssir Allouni today after Spain’s supreme court yesterday upheld his seven-year prison sentence for “collaborating” with Al-Qaeda. Allouni, who has heart problems, received the sentence on 26 September, when he was tried along with 23 other people on charges of being implicated in terrorist activities in Spain.“We call on the Spanish prison authorities to take care with the conditions in which he is held,” the press freedom organisation said. “We will also support his family if it decides to take this case before Spain’s constitutional court so that all doubts can be dispelled.”Alloun’s wife, Fatima Allouni, has said she plans to appeal to the constitutional court to overturn his conviction. The family has 20 days from yesterday to file an appeal.Allouni, who is famous for interviewing Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, was arrested for the first time in Spain in September 2003 and was released a month later on health grounds. He was re-arrested and placed in pre-trial detention in November 2004. He was freed again during his trial but remained under judicial control.——26 September 2006Tayssir Allouni sentenced to seven years in prisonReporters Without Borders expressed “surprise” after a court in Madrid on 26 September sentenced Tayssir Allouni, a journalist with Arabic TV network al-Jazeera, to seven years in prison for “collaboration” with al-Qaeda.The prosecutor’s frequent references to the journalist’s October 2001 interview with Osama Bid Laden, just after the 11 September attacks on the US, “makes it impossible to rule out a link with the defendant’s job as a journalist and therefore with freedom of expression”, it said.Syrian-born Allouni, who took Spanish nationality in 1988, was one of 24 people who were on trial accused of being involved in terrorist activities in Spain. RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive SpainEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Spain Receive email alerts to go further News RSF_en “If it had only been a case of terrorism, the prosecutor should never have used this interview as part of the accusations”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. It added that Allouni would almost certainly appeal and it “impatiently” awaited a new verdict. “We also point out that Tayssir Allouni is suffering from heart disease and urge the Spanish justice system to do its utmost to see that imprisonment does not aggravate his state of health,” it added.Several times during the court hearing, the prosecutor referred to Allouni’s Bin Laden interview. He found, for example, that it was suspicious that al-Jazeera had chosen to send Allouni to Afghanistan. He also wondered why Bin Laden had chosen Allouni to interview him. He considered that the journalist’s extensive contacts with Islamist extremists also to be suspicious.The defence explained that Allouni had been quite simply the only representative of the foreign media present in Afghanistan at the time of the interview. Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso April 27, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters without Borders expressed “surprise” after al-Jazeera journalist Tayssir Allouni was sentenced to seven years in prison. “The prosecutor’s repeated references to his interview with Osama Bin Laden proves that this case is not unconnected with freedom of expression,” said the organisation, adding, “We urge the Spanish authorities to do their utmost to ensure that the imprisonment of this journalist does not aggravate his state of health.” last_img read more

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Limerick tourism set for further boost

first_imgPictured at Lough Gur for the launch of the brochure were, Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Liam Galvin and Eoghan Prendergast, CEO Limerick Marketing Company, with Kate Harold, manager, Lough Gur Heritage Centre and Aoife O’Shaughnessy, Limerick Marketing Company in the background. Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.LIMERICK’S rise up the tourism rankings is continuing, with 2015 set to build on significant growth achieved last year, tourism chiefs say.Speaking at the launch of a new brochure, ‘Experience Limerick Tours’, to promote the city and county for three and four night stays, Limerick Marketing Company CEO Eoghan Prendergast said that confidence in the hospitality industry is very much on the rise.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The local branch of the Irish Hotels Federation also reported this week that the summer season is the best for the city and county since the the height of the boom.“We are still in the early stages of a journey that is all about driving greater awareness of Limerick from both a tourism and investment perspective but we are very much on a growth curve in both areas. We are seeing extremely strong investment growth, with over 2,000 jobs created in the last 12 months alone for Limerick,” he said.The brochure, which is also being promoted by Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland, sets out a suggested itinerary for four-day tours in Limerick that include various locations in four districts – Limerick City, East County Limerick and the Golden Vale Drive, West Limerick Drive and the N69 Drive.IHF Shannon Branch Chairperson Elaina Fitzgerald said that it is only right that Limerick would look to change perceptions of it as a one-night city or county stop-over.“Limerick has an outstanding proposition for tourists but we may have lacked the confidence to shout about it. That’s not the case anymore,” she said. Previous articleGAA – Thurles on the doubleNext articleUS travel agent promotes Limerick for LGBT honeymoons John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email Twitter NewsLimerick tourism set for further boostBy John Keogh – July 10, 2015 1184 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSFáilte IrelandlimerickLimerick Marketing Companytourism Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more