Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHarel Mallac and Co. Limited is involved in the manufacturing and trading, business service as well as asset management businesses. The company operates through investment, corporate and property business services and manufacturing and trading segments. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited also engages in the blending, trading, and selling of chemicals, fertilizers, and general goods, the provision of agro industrial, engineering, refrigeration, and electrical products, as well as air conditioning and fire protection, and waterproofing activities. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited has operations in Mauritius, Burundi, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. The company is based in Port Louis, Mauritius. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is a subsidiary of Société de Lerca. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius
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Howard Lake | 7 September 2011 | News CAF handles a record £378m in donations Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Individual giving Research / statistics Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) last year processed £378 million in donations by individuals and companies, the highest amount ever distributed in its 80 year history.The figure, published today in CAF’s 2010/11 annual report and accounts, is £12million more than in 2009/10. The increase primarily came from major donors who gave away over £102 million from their CAF Charitable Trusts, 25% more than the previous year. During the year CAF opened 174 new CAF Charitable Trust accounts for major donors.Donors deposited £448 million of new charitable funds into CAF accounts, and CAF reclaimed a record £52 million in Gift Aid. This tops up the sum available to donors in their CAF account, enabling them to donate even more.CAF managed donations given to charitable projects in 93 countries around the world and CAF Bank made payments to 132 countries on behalf of charity customers.The charity also processed over £80 million in Give As You Earn payroll giving donations to 13,196 charities. Companies themselves gave £65.5 million to charities through CAF Company Accounts and fundraising accounts.CAF Venturesome offered £2.5 million in loans to charities, social enterprises and community land trusts bringing the total amount offered to over £20 million since the fund launched in 2002.John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, said: “The past year exceeded our expectations. Given the challenging financial climate for charities it’s particularly pleasing to see such generosity.”www.cafonline.org/reportandaccounts 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
TheGivingMachine has announced that The FSE Group has provided its first injection of external capital to help it make key product enhancements and increase marketing activities.TheGivingMachine (TGM) provides an online shopping portal offering supporters of small charities, schools and community organisations a way of raising free, regular funds for their chosen causes with every online purchase they make. Over 2,300 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Waitrose and eBay are connected to the platform.Shoppers can support up to four causes at any time and so far over 2 million donations have been raised to a value of over £1.5m which has benefitted over 7,500 UK-based causes.The funds came from The FSE Group‘s Social Impact Accelerator and will be used on additional resources to support the thousands of schools, charities and community groups already involved with TGM, along with improving the website and mobile apps.Mark Bickford, Senior Fund Manager at The FSE Group said:“FSE were attracted by the commitment of TGM’s senior team and their focus on helping small causes who find it difficult to raise the funds they need. I’m delighted that The FSE Group backed our plan and people to support the growth of TheGivingMachine.” 193 total views, 3 views today Advertisement TheGivingMachine to enhance offering with FSE Group funding boost 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. 194 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Tagged with: Funding Technology Melanie May | 5 February 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6
November 10, 2017 Appeal to the People’s Representatives to Abandon Consideration of the Draft Law on Prosecution of Abuses Against the Armed Forces TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Protecting journalists Conflicts of interestJudicial harassmentImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression December 26, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Tunisia to go further As part of the coalition of civil society calling to abandon consideration of the draft law on Prosecution of Abuses Against the Armed Forces, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) was auditioned on the 9th of November 2017 by members of the Assembly of the People’s represetatives (ARP).On this special occasion, RSF publishes the open letter of 13 national and international organizations addressed last July to the Tunisian Parliament, in which the signatory NGOs expressed their worries about a deterioration of the situation of freedom of information and expression if this bill was to be voted, in view of Articles 4, 5, 6 and 12 of the text. Organisation November 11, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News Open letter published on July 13, 2017Dear Members of the Assembly of the People’s Representatives,Our organizations are writing to urge you to abandon consideration of the “Draft law No.25/2015 on the Prosecution of Abuses Against the Armed Forces” officially listed in Parliament since April 13, 2015. On Thursday July 13, 2017, much to the surprise of civil society, the Assembly of the People’s Representatives (ARP) resumed parliamentary debate of this law.Such draft law risks silencing all criticism of the armed forces and reinforcing a culture of impunity already entrenched in the Tunisian security and judicial system, where extensive reform has been sorely lacking since the Revolution.Our organizations consider this draft law unconstitutional and contrary to Tunisia’s international human rights commitments, particularly with regard to respect of the right to life, the fight against impunity and respect of the right to freedom of expression.The provisions of the draft law could criminalize the behavior of journalists, whistleblowers, human rights defenders, and anyone who criticizes the police. They could also allow the security forces to use lethal force when not strictly necessary to protect human lives.Civil society believes that the ARP does have a duty to ensure that the Tunisian security forces are able to protect the public and their own lives against potentially deadly attacks, through measures that are compatible with human rights. However, the draft law goes far beyond this objective by making the security forces, as well as their relatives and property, almost untouchable – all in a context in which human rights violations committed by the security forces in the framework of the state of emergency, the fight against terrorism and the repression of peaceful demonstrations almost always go unpunished.We are putting forward the following arguments to demonstrate the extent to which this draft law is incompatible with Tunisia’s Constitution and international commitments. In view of the arguments below, our organizations consider that members of parliament, who have sworn to respect the rules of the Constitution, have a responsibility, according to Article 58 of the Constitution, to abandon the draft law or vote against it if it is submitted to a plenary vote in the Assembly.Incompatibility between the criminalization of the disclosure of national security secrets and freedom of expression Articles 5 and 6 of the draft law provide for up to 10 years’ imprisonment, as well as a 50,000 dinar fine, for individuals who disclose or publish a “secret linked to national security.” The draft law defines secrets linked to national security as “all information, data and documents linked to national security […] whose knowledge should be restricted to individuals entitled to their use, possession, circulation or conservation.”The draft law also provides for a sentence of up to two years’ imprisonment for any person who disseminates, without authorization, audio-visual material filmed inside national security buildings, on the sites of security operations or in vehicles belonging to the armed forces. Such an article would lead to the imprisonment of people who might want to denounce abusive behavior by the police by publishing videos or photos documenting abuses in order to alert public opinion.These provisions are incompatible with Tunisia’s obligations to protect and respect the right to freedom of expression which includes the public right of access to information, particularly in accordance with Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to which Tunisia is a party. Such information could be essential for denouncing human rights violations and guaranteeing accountability in a democracy. While governments have the right to restrict the dissemination of certain kinds of information that could seriously endanger national security, the very vague definition and the absence of any exception or excuse on the grounds of public interest could enable the authorities to prosecute those who denounce reprehensible actions by the government.According to Article 32 of the Tunisian Constitution, “the State guarantees the right to information and the right of access to information.” In addition, Article 31 guarantees freedom of opinion, thought, information, and publication and prohibits prior control of these freedoms.The Johannesburg Principles on national security, freedom of expression and access to information, an influential body of principles issued in 1996 by international law experts on the applicability of human rights protection to information on national security, state: “No person may be punished on national security grounds for disclosure of information if (1) the disclosure does not actually harm and is not likely to harm a legitimate national security interest, or (2) the public interest in knowing the information outweighs the harm from disclosure.”The Principles specify that “to establish that a restriction… is necessary to protect a legitimate national security interest, a government must demonstrate that: (a) the expression or information at issue poses a serious threat to a legitimate national security interest; (b) the restriction imposed is the least restrictive means possible for protecting that interest; and (c) the restriction is compatible with democratic principles.”In addition, the Principles define legitimate national security interest as the protection of “a country’s existence or its territorial integrity against the use or threat of force, or its capacity to respond to the use or threat of force, whether from an external source, such as a military threat, or an internal source, such as incitement to violent overthrow of the government.”In its General Comment No.34 interpreting Article 19 of the ICCPR, the United Nations Human Rights Committee notes that governments should take “extreme care” to ensure that laws on national security are not invoked “to suppress or withhold from the public information of legitimate public interest that does not harm national security” or to prosecute journalists, researchers, activists, or other individuals who disseminate such information.Denigrating the Police and Freedom of ExpressionThe draft law would criminalize “denigration” of the police and other security forces, thereby jeopardizing freedom of expression.Article 12 of the draft law provides for a criminal sanction of two years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to 10,000 dinars for any person found guilty of intentionally denigrating the armed forces with the aim of “harming public order.”The criminalization of denigration of state institutions is incompatible with the strong protection of freedom of expression laid out in international law as well as with rights guaranteed by the 2014 Tunisian Constitution.Moreover, the vague concept of “denigration of the armed forces” is incompatible with the principle of legality – the cornerstone of international human rights standards – which obliges States to ensure that criminal offenses are clearly and precisely defined in law (see General Comment No.34, paragraph 25).Article 12 risks giving the authorities considerable scope to carry out arrests for unjustified reasons such as arguing with the police or taking a long time to carry out their orders, or in reprisal for filing a complaint against the police. The requirement that the denigration should be aimed at “harming public order” is so broad that it barely limits the authorities’ discretionary powers of prosecution.The denigration clause would add a new offense to existing laws which already contain numerous articles criminalizing freedom of expression, in particular provisions on defamation of state institutions, offenses against the Head of State, and offenses against the dignity, reputation or morale of the army. Our organizations have long denounced these articles and called for their withdrawal.The UN Human Rights Committee’s General Comment No.34 specifies that “state parties should not prohibit criticism of institutions, such as the army or the administration.”In its 2008 review of Tunisia, the UN Human Rights Committee expressed concern about the criminalization of “criticism of official bodies, the army or the administration.” During Tunisia’s Universal Periodic Review by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2012, Tunisia complied with Recommendation No.114.59 to review the legislation of the Ben Ali era that stifles freedom of expression in order to fully protect these rights, in accordance with international standards. During Tunisia’s Universal Periodic Review in 2017, several States asked Tunisia to strengthen freedom of expression, including press freedom and the right of access to information.Reinforcing Impunity by Exonerating the Security Forces from Responsibility in Cases of Excessive Use of ForceThe draft law would exonerate the security forces from criminal responsibility if they use lethal force to repel attacks on security buildings, their homes, their belongings, and their vehicles, when the force they used proved necessary and proportional to the danger. This provision would mean that the security forces would be legally authorized to respond with lethal force to an attack on property which would not endanger their lives or the lives of others and would not cause serious injury.According to Article 18 of the draft law, a “member of the armed forces is not criminally responsible for damages resulting from the act of injuring of killing a person who has committed one of the offenses mentioned in articles 13, 14, and 16 of the law, if the action was necessary to reach the legitimate aim of protecting life or property, and if the means used were the only ones capable of repelling the aggression, and the use of force was proportional to the danger.”This article mirrors the directives on the use of force in articles 20-22 of Tunisian law 69-4 of January 24, 1969 regulating public meetings, while broadening it to the use of force not only during demonstrations, but also in cases of individual attacks against property or vehicles belonging to the police or other security forces.Article 18 therefore gives the armed forces significant leeway to respond with potentially lethal force to an attack that does not threaten lives or risk causing serious injury. This is contrary to the State’s obligation to respect and protect the right to life.International law does not authorize the use of firearms solely to protect property. See, for example, Article 9 of the UN Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials. These standards also require an independent authority to assess whether the use of firearms by the armed forces resulting in death or serious injury was necessary and proportionate.The Tunisian security forces have long benefited from impunity for the excessive use of force or ill-treatment. Killings of demonstrators during the revolution, excessive and unjustified use of force in policing demonstrations, torture, and ill-treatment of detainees during anti-terrorist operations as well as arbitrary practices during the arrests of citizens have all gone largely unpunished. Exonerating the security forces from responsibility, as envisaged in the draft law, risks reinforcing this culture of impunity and sending a message to the security forces that they have a green light to use force illegally.SignatoriesTunisian Human Rights LeagueNational Union of Tunisian JournalistsTunisian Forum on Economic and Social RightsTunisian Organization Against TortureHuman Rights WatchWorld Organization Against TortureInternational Federation for Human RightsAmnesty InternationalLawyers Without BordersInternational Commission of JuristsReporters Without BordersEuroMed RightsDemocratic Transition Human Rights Support Centre (DAAM) TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Protecting journalists Conflicts of interestJudicial harassmentImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Receive email alerts News News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News Help by sharing this information Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder November 12, 2019 Find out more
“We have seen many reports, often accompanied by photos, offering ashocking insight into the aggressive actions and behaviour of thesecurity forces towards the general public and journalists inparticular, who are regarded as undesired witnesses,” said BenjaminIsmaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. August 11, 2016 RSF calls for rule of law to be restored in Kashmir Journalist Muneeb Ul Islam was injured by CRPF on 8 August 2016 News Organisation News In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival After being taken to a hospital near Kralgund for treatment, Javidfound himself in the middle of assault on the hospital by policefiring teargas grenades. He fled from the hospital to the home of afriend, where he extracted many of the pellets embedded in his body,and finally made it to a hospital in Srinagar, where his eye injurywas treated. News Muneeb Ul Islam, a photojournalist working for the KashmirReader and Daily Roshni newspapers, was beaten by membersof the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Anantnag,in the west of the state, while covering unrest on 8 August. June 10, 2021 Find out more Mir Javid, a reporter for Kashmir News Network, a localnews agency, was injured in an eye by shotgun pellets in the borderdistrict of Kupwara, in the north of the state, on 5 August. Clasheswere taking place between protesters and paramilitaries at the time,but he was not near any of these clashes when the pellets were firedat him. “We call on the authorities to carry out investigations to identifythose responsible for targeted violence against journalists who risktheir lives to inform their fellow citizens. The interior ministry,which is in charge of the Central Reserve Police Force, and chiefminister Mehbooba Mufti cannot turn a blind eye to these abuses, orelse people will think the rule of law and democracy end at the gatesto Jammu and Kashmir.” Receive email alerts Communications have often been cut in Indian-controlled Kashmir since8 July, when a separatist military commander, Burhan Wani, was killedin the south of the state. RSF has condemned the media blackout and harassment of local journalists by the local authorities, and hascalled on the Indian government to stop using security and law andorder as pretexts for cracking down on the media. India continues to languish in the bottom third (133rd of 180countries) in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index because of the numberof journalists killed in connection with their work and the impunityfor crimes of violence committed against the media. IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Armed conflictsViolence Help by sharing this information He said that, after thrashing him, the paramilitaries used him as ahuman shield to protect themselves against the stones that youthswere throwing at them, and that two stones hit him. IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Armed conflictsViolence RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 He told several media outlets that he had also been threatened inattempt to dissuade him from covering the situation in Kupwara forSrinagar-based newspapers. April 27, 2021 Find out more News to go further Follow the news on India March 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media After physical attacks on at least two journalists in the past few days in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, in northern India, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for investigations to identify members of the security forces responsible for abuses against journalists and all other violations of freedom of information.
ECISD Division of Fine Arts. WhatsApp Previous articleCOLLEGE RODEO: Odessa College’s Johnson enters huge weekend with plenty to gainNext articleGIRLS SOCCER: Odessa High finds remedy for Midland High’s potent attack in victory admin By admin – February 23, 2018 Twitter Twitter Pinterest Permian Playhouse Theatre Manager Brian Serrano poses on the stage of the theatre. Permian High School will host the Regional VASE, or Visual Arts Scholastic Event, competition from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.Thirteen schools from across Region 18 are participating with 491 student works of art to be judged and displayed, plus more than a dozen workshops like watercolor, name design, metal tooling, collage, a yarn wrapping area, and an art rocks collage.The art departments of Odessa College and UTPB are also involved. The mission of VASE is to recognize exemplary student achievement in the visual arts. Winners from this regional contest can advance to the State VASE.More Information WhatsApp Local NewsEducation Pinterest Facebook Facebook Permian to host VASE competition
Tommy Ervin, president of Ector County Utility District, cuts the ribbon on a desalination system in West Odessa Thursday. (Courtesy Photo) Water-starved communities in West Texas, including parts of Odessa, could soon have clean, inexpensive drinking water on tap, thanks to an environmentally-friendly desalination system that can remove pollutants from oilfield water.More than three-dozen county and city leaders attended a ribbon-cutting and system demonstration held on a West Odessa property at 5016 Johnson Road on Thursday.“For years we’ve been talking about taking water in the oil fields and turning it into drinking water,” said Tommy Ervin, president of West Texas Water Infrastructure and Ector County Utility District. “We believe with this system we can do that.“We’re still in the research stage. We’ll keep an eye on how it works at this site. The next step will be to make it bigger and more efficient and then we’ll offer these systems to communities like Odessa, Crane, Rankin and Imperial.”The system is the brainchild of MI Systems, which created the technology in 2014. The system was originally used in other countries to help clean their polluted waters, MI Chief Operations Officer Chad Unray said.A couple of years ago the company began looking at other ways the system could be used, including cleaning oil field water, Unray said.“Our goal is treating groundwater as efficiently as possible with as little waste as possible,” he said. Currently, the system has “a 95 percent efficiency rate with only five gallons” leftover as waste.At a cost of $3 per gallon per 100 gallons, the desalinization process is inexpensive, Ervin said.Ector County Judge Debi Hays, who attended Thursday’s event, called the system “a miracle.”“It’s like watching a miracle come true,” Hays said. “To see a system that can provide drinking water to communities that haven’t had this is just a blessing.”Hays said the system has the potential to spur economic growth in West Texas.The test model was built inside a large garage that sits on eight acres in West Odessa. The plan is to grow a variety of crops on the property, including grapes, okra and corn, and observe how the crops respond to the treated water, Ervin said.“We need to crawl before we walk,” Ervin said. “We need to prove it can work so that we can start building systems that are 50, 100 times bigger.” Pinterest Facebook Twitter Local News Previous articleCarry the Load makes its stop in OdessaNext articleHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian wraps up productive spring in Black-White Game Federico Martinez WhatsApp Twitter New system may solve West Texas water woes WhatsApp TAGSdesalinationoilfieldwaterWest Texas Pinterest Facebook By Federico Martinez – May 20, 2021