Budget Special

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It aims to influence government policy on a wide range of business matters.DIRECTOR GENERALJOHN CRIDLAND“The chancellor has made clear the UK is open for business. The extra 1p cut in corporation tax will help firms increase investment. Meanwhile, significant changes to entrepreneurs’ taxation will rightly focus much-needed support on businesses with growth potential.”OIL & GAS UKIndustry body that represents the interests of the offshore oil and gas industry in the UK by working closely with companies across the entire sector, governments and other stakeholders to address crucial issues such as taxation.CHIEF EXECUTIVEMALCOLM WEBB“The industry is shocked to now be hit by a tax increase that raises the tax rate to at least 62 per cent, with some of the most mature and therefore vulnerable fields now paying up to 81 per cent. Today’s move in the Budget runs counter to the government’s stated desire to promote growth, jobs and exports – all of which this industry was delivering and will now find much more difficult to sustain. Importantly it will also most likely increase this country’s dependence on imported oil and gas and thus diminish its energy security.At a time when we could see investment recovering following the last period of fiscal instability, this further shock will only damage investor confidence and make many question whether the UK is an appropriate destination for their investment.”THE BRITISH BANKERS’ ASSOCIATIONThe BBA is the leading trade association for the UK banking and financial services sector and speaks for over 200 member banksDIRECTOR GENERALANGELA KNIGHT“Banks recognise the importance of their role in securing economic recovery and they understand the need to strike a balance between raising taxes, funding growth and maintaining the UK as a global centre for banking and financial services.While corporation tax is paid on profits, the bank levy represents an additional fixed cost for larger banks operating in the UK. It also controversially can include the business that banks are doing outside the UK. Without satisfactory double taxation arrangements in place, this is putting banks operating in the UK at a long term disadvantage – both internationally, as they compete against banks not paying such a levy, and domestically, as they compete with other sectors of the financial services industry. This change is not as straightforward as it first appears. Banks like other businesses want a predictable tax regime so they can plan their business accordingly.”THECITYUKTheCityUK’s purpose is to promote the competitiveness of financial services – to make the UK the best place in the world to establish a financial services businessCHIEF EXECUTIVECHRIS CUMMINGS“The government has taken important steps in the Budget to create the right environment to demonstrate that Britain is indeed ‘open for business’ and capable of competing on a global stage. The chancellor’s commitment to ensure the UK’s place as a leading financial services centre will provide the catalyst for Britain’s private sector growth, attracting large companies and institutions into the UK, as well as providing the necessary conditions to encourage the success of SMEs and facilitate export-led growth.”THE TUCThe UK’s national trade union body, representing the vast majority of organised workersGENERAL SECRETARYBRENDAN BARBER“Today’s measures do nothing to end the basic error of imposing deep, rapid and unfair spending cuts on an economy where unemployment is rising and growth faltering. While there are some welcome measures on funding for apprenticeships and much needed relief on fuel duty, most of it is about taking us back to the 1980s with deregulation gimmicks, hand-outs to big business and a deterioration of working conditions that failed to deliver jobs or growth then and won’t today. Overall, there was little in the way of help for hard pressed ordinary people fearful for their jobs and reeling from inflation driven by the VAT increase. For the young unemployed the best the chancellor had to offer was cut-price unpaid work experience.”THE ENTREPRENEURSara Murray is a British entrepreneur and businesswoman who founded the price comparison website confused.com and developed buddi, a miniaturised tracking device for vulnerable peopleFOUNDER OF CONFUSED.COMSARA MURRAY“The changes are a move in the right direction but will not make a noticeable difference. The reduction in corporation tax means that some companies can make a bit more money, but it is too small to change a company’s decision on whether it is based in the UK or not. The government needs to do something significant for high-growth businesses. Data shows that particularly in a recession, it is this 10,000 subset ot companies where high growth comes from.The R&D tax credit change is good but the government should promote that and the Enterprise Investment Scheme so people know about them and understand their value. Currently most companies don’t apply as they don’t know what they are and see them as complicated and assume they are unlikely to be eligible.There are two things I wish the government had done – open up public procurement to smaller firms so that they are able to get in on the bigger contracts. And make it easier to hire the first few employees. Currently, smaller firms tend to rely on freelance staff to avoid the excessive paperwork involved in hiring full-time staff.THE DIRECTORS’ VIEWInstitute of Directors (IoD) provides support and information for business leaders as well as political analysisDIRECTOR GENERALMILES TEMPLEMAN“The IoD welcomes the acceleration in the reduction in Corporation Tax to 26 per cent. The IoD also welcomes the very clear statement that the 50 per cent rate of income tax is a temporary measure. The 50 per cent rate will damage long term economic prospects and needs to be repealed as soon as possible. We welcome the raft of supply side measures announced in the Budget. The combination of reduced corporation tax and planning liberalisation will help to lift business confidence at a difficult time. However, the scale of deregulation in areas that really matter to business in general, such as employment law, is still very limited. And while the 21 new enterprise zones have real potential, we question why the whole of the UK can’t be an enterprise zone. This was a Budget aimed at changing perceptions and boosting business confidence about long-term economic prospects in the UK.”The aaThe UK’s largest motoring organisation which provides services to get you safely from A to BAA PRESIDENTEDMUND KING“We applaud the chancellor’s decision to listen to the AA campaign to cut fuel duty rather than hike it by 5p a litre. A £2.50-a-tank hike would have been the last straw for poorer drivers who spend a quarter of their household income on motoring. However, with jittery stock markets and tensions in North Africa pushing the oil price back into the $115-$120-a-barrel price range, pressure on pump prices and inflation could grow again. The increased approved mileage rates from 40p to 45p are long over-due and very helpful. Companies have been insulated against higher fuel costs while employees, charity workers and midwives using their own cars for work have borne the burden and in effect taken a pay-cut.” whatsapp Wednesday 23 March 2011 9:31 pm Budget Special last_img read more

National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgNational Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileNational Bank of Kenya (NBK) Limited is a financial services institution providing banking products and services for the retail, commercial corporate and Islamic banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to term deposits, personal loans and overdrafts, insurance premium finance, liquidity management, treasury services, custodial services and asset finance services. National Bank of Kenya offers mortgage products to salaried and business customers under the National Homes brand. The company also offers account relationship management and bancassurance products. It operates through a wide network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. National Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Trans-Century Limited (TCL.ke) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgTrans-Century Limited (TCL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Trans-Century Limited (TCL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trans-Century Limited (TCL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trans-Century Limited (TCL.ke)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileTrans-Century Limited is an infrastructure company offering services and expertise in power infrastructure, infrastructure projects and engineering infrastructure. Power infrastructure includes manufacturing electrical cables, overhead conductors, power and control cables, data and communication cables, instrumentation and control cables, mining cables, transformers and switchgear. Infrastructure projects include critical energy and transport infrastructure which supports key pillars of the domestic and export economy. Engineering infrastructure includes providing services for mechanical engineering, civil engineering, transport and logistics and craneage and erection services. Trans-Century Limited has operating divisions in 14 countries in East, Central and Southern Africa. The company was established in 1997 by a group of leading Kenya professionals and investors looking to invest in growth sectors in Africa. Its head office is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Trans-Century Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited (ABSA.ke) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgAbsa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Absa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Absa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Absa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA.ke)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAbsa Bank Kenya Plc formerly known as Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited is a leading financial service provider in Kenya offering banking products and services to the consumer and corporate sectors under the categories Personal Banking, Prestige Banking, Premier Banking, Corporate, Treasury and Lie Assurance. The company specialises in offering solutions for specialist investment banking, financing, risk management and advisory services for corporates, financial institutions and government clients. Its personal banking division offers full-service banking; ranging from personal transactional accounts to credit application and wealth and investment management, with electronic and mobile banking support. The financial institution has approximately 120 outlets and 230 ATMs, with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Barclays Bank of Kenya is a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa Bank Kenya Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Here’s why I’d invest £500 a month in cheap FTSE 100 stocks in an ISA starting today

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Here’s why I’d invest £500 a month in cheap FTSE 100 stocks in an ISA starting today Peter Stephens 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 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Investing £500, or any other amount, in FTSE 100 shares on a regular basis could prove to be a profitable move over the long run. The index currently contains many companies that appear to be trading at attractive prices. Over time, they could deliver strong recoveries from their current lows, which improves your financial outlook.Of course, there are risks ahead in the short run. But, through persisting with a regular investing strategy, you could benefit from the FTSE 100’s likely outperformance of other assets. Especially when using a tax-efficient account such as an ISA.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…Long-term growth potentialRegularly investing in the FTSE 100 since its inception in 1984 would have been a highly profitable strategy. The index has risen from 1,000 points to around 6,000 points. It’s also produced strong dividend growth in that time.As such, a monthly investment of £500 since the index’s inception would now be worth around £1.1m. During that time, of course, there have been many challenging periods for the FTSE 100. For example, it has experienced recessions, market crashes, and periods where other assets, such as buy-to-let properties, have appeared to be more attractive.Despite its challenges, the FTSE 100 has made strong gains since its inception. Even though the current difficulties brought about by coronavirus may cause further declines in its price level in the short run, the index is very likely to produce impressive long-term growth. Therefore, buying large-cap shares regularly could allow you to take advantage of its recovery potential.Relative appealInvesting £500 per month in other assets is unlikely to deliver a return that’s as attractive as the FTSE 100. The key reason for this is that other mainstream assets, such as Cash ISAs and investment-grade bonds, currently offer exceptionally low returns. That’s due to interest rates being at historic lows.For example, many Cash ISAs offer income returns that are 1.5%, or below. Assuming a 1.5% annual return on a £500 investment over the same 36 years of the FTSE 100’s existence would lead to a total valuation of £283,000. Although this is still a significant sum of money, it’s far lower than the gains delivered by the FTSE 100 over the same period.FTSE 100 accessibilityFurthermore, the FTSE 100 is easy for many investors to access. Opening a tax-efficient Stocks and Shares ISA is cost-effective and can be completed in a matter of minutes online. This compares favourably to undertaking a buy-to-let property. This requires a large initial deposit, finance and legal costs. And, with the FTSE 100 offering a large amount of diversity, it may be a lower-risk opportunity than buying a small number of properties.Therefore, while the FTSE 100’s future returns may, or may not, match those of its past, the index’s low price level suggests that it can produce impressive capital growth. As such, now could be the right time to start investing regularly in large-cap shares to boost your financial prospects. See all posts by Peter Stephens Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Terwagne / FORMa

first_img Terwagne / FORMa Year:  Bureau d’études A. & J. Escarmelle, Andoy-Wierde Belgium “COPY” Projects CopyHousing•La Hulpe, Belgium ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797141/terwagne-forma-star Clipboard Housing Save this picture!© Georges De Kinder+ 34 Share Structure: Terwagne / FORMaSave this projectSaveTerwagne / FORMa CopyAbout this officeFORMaOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLa HulpeBelgiumPublished on November 05, 2016Cite: “Terwagne / FORMa” 05 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?特瓦格尼/ FORMa*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 2016 Photographs Area:  1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Georges De Kinder Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797141/terwagne-forma-star Clipboard Architects: FORMa Area Area of this architecture project Architect In Charge:Benoit NisTechnique:Alain VandenheedeSecurity & Energy:Coseas, WavreConstructor:Marc TavietSecurity:Wavre, CoseasEnergy:Coseas, WavreCity:La HulpeCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Georges De KinderRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol Arte 66ChairsAndreu WorldFlex Armchair – ArmchairBricksNelissenFacing Brick – NuanceText description provided by the architects. The building zone is situated at 5 meters distance of the lateral limits. On the street side, it’s aligned on the advanced parts of the houses on the west. Its depth is 15 meters. The Garden is oriented at the north-northeast. Save this picture!© Georges De KinderDesigned on the basis of the volumetric language and templates already present in the « Champ », the houses merge very well in the characteristic built environment of the « Champ des Mottes ».Save this picture!SectionIn order to integrate a contemporary living program in a well-defined environment, the existing volumetric language is re-interpreted with a twist.Save this picture!© Georges De KinderThe project benefits from a high quality environment. It’s conceived to take profit of the positive aspects of the parcel: environmental frame, garden, views, vegetation and natural daylight.Save this picture!Plan 0Save this picture!© Georges De KinderSave this picture!Plan 1The houses offer large openings on the garden side and are turned to the south in order to let the sun penetrate generously. With this purpose, a part of the building is scooped out to create a patio, as a south-oriented part of the garden.Save this picture!© Georges De KinderThe patio is a light receptacle. It invites, punctuates the entry and creates a pleasant distance between public space and home. Located below, it turns part of the basement into habitable space, which can be used according to the residents needs.The four houses are all unique, interpreting the same ideas in a different way.Save this picture!© Georges De KinderThe scooped out parts, fulfilling a vital function in the houses, push back partly the street side fronts. Combined with the variable backside facade plans, it reduces the building depth and creates a visual together of alternating volumes and depths.Save this picture!© Georges De KinderThe partly reducing of the building depth allows creating traversing living rooms combining environmental views, sunlight and direct contact with the garden. Save this picture!SectionThe staircase treatment reinforces the daylight quota in the central part of the homes.The volumetric result is offering visual dynamism and permeability to the whole, dialoguing with the environing buildings of the « Champ des Mottes ». Save this picture!© Georges De KinderProject gallerySee allShow lessMetropolis Magazine Asks: Could Refugees “Save” America’s Rust Belt?Architecture NewsLD 2 Country House / DNK AgSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:1310 La Hulpe, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Polymer £20 note comes into circulation

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  450 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Other features include:The large see-through window with a blue and gold foil on the front depicts Margate lighthouse and Turner Contemporary. The foil is silver on the back. The shape of the large window is based on the shape of the fountains in Trafalgar SquareThe smaller see-through window in the bottom corner of the note is inspired by Tintern AbbeyThe Queen’s portrait in the see-through window with ‘£20 Bank of England’ printed twice around the edgeA silver foil patch with a 3D image of the coronation crown.A purple foil patch containing the letter ‘T’ and based on the staircase at the Tate BritainA quote “Light is therefore colour” from an 1818 lecture by Turner referring to the use of light, shade, colour and tone in his picturesTurner’s signature from his Will, in which he bequeathed many of his paintings to the nationIn addition, the Bank of England has teamed up with Snapchat to add even more interest through AR. Snapchat has created a lens that brings both Turner’s self portrait, and the image of The Fighting Temeraire to life when users open the Snapchat app, and hover their camera over a Snapcode, which is similar to a QR code.Next year will see the Bank of England issue the final new polymer note: the £50 note featuring Alan Turing. Polymer £20 note comes into circulation The new polymer £20 note comes into circulation today (20 February).The note features artist JMW Turner, and will eventually replace the paper £20 note, which features economist Adam Smith. The Bank of England will give six months notice of the old note’s withdrawal date. The new note incorporates two see-through windows and a two-colour foil to make it more difficult to counterfeit. There is also a metallic hologram, which changes between the word ‘Twenty’ and ‘Pounds’ when the note is tilted.The design was revealed last year, and as well as JMW Turner’s self-portrait, painted in around 1799 and currently on display in Tate Britain, features Turner’s painting The Fighting Temeraire; a tribute to the ship HMS Temeraire, which played a role in Nelson’s victory at the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar. Tagged with: Financecenter_img  449 total views,  2 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 20 February 2020 | News [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QosX5LvJRdM[/youtube] About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

SGA wants student opinion on campus carry debate

first_img + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history SGA President Maddie Reddick and House Rep. Blake Tilley discuss the seriousness of the campus carry issue with House members. WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education ReddIt printThe Student Government Association is sending out a poll to gauge student opinions on the campus carry issue.The poll will be sent out Monday via email.SGA will use the results to create a formal resolution about campus carry to present to the Board of Trustees.Class 0f 2016 representative Blake Tilley said each member of the House of Student Representatives has been encouraged to talk to their constituents, their friends and other students.“Anyone [representatives] feel comfortable having a conversation with is who we encourage them to talk to,” Tilley said.Tilley said students who are passionate about this can attend the House meetings on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the chambers on the third floor of the Brown-Lupton University Union.The campus carry debate is something Student Body President Maddie Reddick said she is taking seriously because of the potential it has to affect students lives.“We have the opportunity to voice the student opinion and we can only do that if they share their opinion with us,” Reddick said. “Whatever it is, we want to hear their voices and opinions so we can do what’s best for this university.”The resolution will be proposed to the House on Sept. 29, but it will not be voted on until Oct. 6 so that representatives have more time to collect student feedback.The poll will include the options of opt-in, opt-out or undecided. Students can send their comments to [email protected], which Reddick will be monitoring.Students can also email their representatives to voice their opinions. Students can find out who their representative is on the SGA website. Facebook Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Elizabeth Campbell Previous articleTCU community gets a better look at the planned Greek villageNext articleNew FSL adviser to connect with students Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Facebook CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Twitter ReddIt Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Linkedin Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Military police hold two sports magazine journalists

first_img Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association (BMA) today voiced outrage at the arrest by military police on 17 July of four journalists with a Rangoon sports magazine, two of whom are still being held in an undisclosed location. The arrests came after the magazine ran an article on a Burmese football team’s absence from an Asian tournament.Demanding the immediate release of the two journalists still held, the organisations said the arrests showed there was no room in Burma for any news reporting that challenged the will and the caprices of the generals in power. While the military junta maintains, without presenting any evidence, that dozens of prisoners have been released, the two organisations can only confirm that additional persons are being subjected to arbitrary arrest.The arrests took place when military intelligence (MI) personnel raided the offices of the sports weekly First Eleven on 17 July. They handcuffed and detained chief editor U Zaw Thet Htwe and journalists Than Htut Aung, U Zaw Myint and Soe Pa Pa Hlaing. The editor, a former political prisoner who served a four-year sentence, was reportedly beaten. The military police then took all four away, without saying where.A few hours later, soldiers arrested the wife of U Zaw Thet Htwe, who works for the privately-owned magazine Living Colour. She was released a few hours later, while Than Htut Aung and U Zaw Myint were released on 19 July. The other two journalists are still being held. The arrests appear to have been prompted by an article in the magazine about a fine imposed by the organisers of the Asian Champion Club tournament on a Burmese football team for failing to participate. The magazine, which has a circulation of more than 50,000, previously received a warning after publishing an article about an international donation of 4 million dollars for the promotion of football in Burma. The article asked how the money was spent.On 18 July, the day after the arrests, the military police summoned all of the magazine’s journalists and asked them to continue publishing the magazine while respecting the censorship rules.Reporters Without Borders and the BMA oppose the lifting of any of the political and economic sanctions against the Burmese government until all political prisoners, including the 15 journalists, are released and censorship is abolished. Organisation Receive email alerts May 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en to go further Follow the news on Myanmar July 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Military police hold two sports magazine journalists MyanmarAsia – Pacific News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylumcenter_img May 31, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information May 12, 2021 Find out more News News News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torturelast_img read more

Journalist’s convicted murderer openly dealing in drugs in Rio

first_img BrazilAmericas BrazilAmericas Reports to go further Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Organisation Receive email alerts RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America RSF_en Follow the news on Brazil May 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 27, 2021 Find out more News News August 10, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s convicted murderer openly dealing in drugs in Rio Eliseu Felício de Souza, also known as “O Zeu,” a gang member who has been on the run for the past three years after being convicted for his role in the 2002 murder of TV Globo reporter Tim Lopes, is openly operating as drug dealer in a northern district of Rio de Janeiro, according to a new TV Globo report. He took advantage of a “semi-release” programme to escape.The report broadcast by TV Globo, a national station, shows “O Zeu” armed and selling crack in broad daylight in a slum called Morro de Alemão. The Rio de Janeiro state authorities, who offered a reward for information leading to his arrest, have received hundreds of calls from residents reporting his presence (video link: http://g1.globo.com/rio-de-janeiro/noticia/2010/08/condenado-por-assassi…).“It is incomprehensible that the Rio state authorities are tolerating a situation that is an insult to Tim Lopes’ memory,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The report on Eliseu Felício de Souza’s ‘new life’ must surely mean they cannot continue to take no action in response to this scandal. It was shocking that those responsible for such a barbaric murder were put on a semi-release programme so quickly. We think the sentence reduction decisions should be reviewed.”Sentenced to 23 years and six months in prison for his part in Lopes’ murder, “O Zeu” was put on a semi-release programme after five years in jail. He never returned from his first release under the programme.Lopes was using a hidden camera to investigate the corruption of minors in the Rio de Janeiro slum of Vila Cruzeiro on the night of 2 June 2002 when he was kidnapped, tortured and killed. His burned body was found several days later. Seven gang members were given sentences ranging from 23 to 28 years in prison for his murder. “O Zeu” was alleged to have bought the gasoline used to burn his body.Another of the convicted gang members, Angelo Ferreira da Silva, also used the semi-release programme to escape last May. He later surrendered to the authorities.Given the barbaric manner in which Lopes was tortured and killed, Reporters Without Borders is astounded that several of his convicted murderers were allowed out of prison just five years after their arrest. Help by sharing this information April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more