News Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal Organisation SudanAfrica Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent News News March 29, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Sudan Receive email alerts to go further According to the information gathered by RSF, the security forces raided into the premises of the daily Alwan on February 2. The officers seized four pages that were to appear in the edition of February 3. From now on, the newspaper is subjected to prior censorship. Already on 2 October 2001 the national press Council had suspended the daily for 24 hours. The reason put forward was the publication of articles regarded as “libellous”. April 6, 2020 Find out more April 10, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa In a letter addressed to Interior minister Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein, Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders -RSF) protested against the prior censorship to which the daily Alwan is subjected from now on. “That measure totally contradicts the press freedom and freedom of expression guaranteed by article 25 of the constitution of the Sudanese Republic”, stated Robert Ménard, general secretary of the organisation. “We ask you to cancel that decision”, he added. RSF_en February 6, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Daily subjected to prior censorship News SudanAfrica
Linkedin Previous articleThe Expert Comment – Joe DelaneyNext articleSlow Food Ireland members can avail of discounts admin Advertisement Print Facebook NewsAlchemist Earth Food tasting session this SaturdayBy admin – March 26, 2009 512 Twitter WhatsApp Alchemist Earth is holding a free food tasting at their store on 10 Sarsfield St in Limerick. The tasting will be held from noon to 4pm on this Saturday, March 28thRegular Bedford Row Market stall holder and local artisan food producer, Gingergirl, will be in-store to offer tastings of her brown bread, foccacia bread, chutneys, jams and marmalades.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There will also be samples to taste from Alchemist Earth’s other gourmet ranges of organic cheese, crackers, tapanades, juices etc. Food lovers of all kinds are invited to drop in if you are in town. Email
The board expects the fund to generate another CHF200m through investment returns.In other news, verdicts have been handed down in the 2006 embezzlement case at the First Swiss Pensionskasse.Former trustees, the president and his deputy were accused of embezzling more than CHF33m from the scheme.They were sentenced to time in prison but have appealed the verdict, according to Vorsorgeforum, the Swiss platform on the second pillar.The judges noted that the management board never had any authorisation to transfer assets to a third party.The defendants’ legal representatives conceded that their clients’ choice of external asset manager had been “a mistake”, notwithstanding good references.The judges also placed part of the blame on the supervisory authorities – particularly the Swiss Social Ministry BSV – which, they said, took too long to intervene.Lastly, the CHF1bn Swiss collective pension fund Stiftung Abendrot, which investing solely according to ESG criteria, has reported a 5% performance, as of the end of November.In the previous year, the fund had returned just over 6%.Based on this annual performance, the trustee board decided to guarantee a 1.75% interest on active members’ assets, slightly higher than the 1.5% granted in 2012. PVK, the CHF2bn (€1.62bn) Pensionskasse for the city of Bern, has confirmed it will lower the discount rate and call on employees to increase their contributions.The trustee board accepted the proposal to increase the funding gap over the short term to adjust the technical parameters.The PVK is looking at a shortfall of CHF341m from next year – the deficit is currently CHF108m – but it has 40 years to achieve full funding, as the city of Bern opted for Switzerland’s part-capitalisation model.From 2015, employees will have to increase their contributions, the pension for members’ spouses will be cut and the vesting period to achieve the highest conversion rate will be expanded.
Indianapolis, In. — A new study released by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch with the Indiana Office of Tourism Development shows a growing impact tourism has on Indiana’s economy.“Now in its seventh year of continued growth, the tourism industry has set a record $12.7 billion in visitor spending last year,” Crouch said. “This trend, combined with the new leadership Misty Weisensteiner will bring, will take tourism to the Next Level in the years to come.”Here are some of the highlights of the report:The number of visitors to Indiana destinations increased to 80 million;Total visitor spending reached $12.7B;Overnight visits rose to 31.2 million;Spending per visitor rose to $158;Visitor spending added $9.8B to the state’s gross domestic product;Out of each dollar spent, $0.72 stays in Indiana;Tourism generated $1.4B in state and local taxes;Indiana tourism supported 199,830 full-time jobs; andHoosier households saved an average of $561.The study was commissioned by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and conducted by Rockport Analytics, an independent market research and consulting company that specializes in economic impact and feasibility studies for the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. The methodology employed by this study is in accordance with industry best practices and aligns economic impact data at the state and local level with rigorous methodological standards that are recognized as the highest in the industry.The study used data on Indiana visitor spending derived from multiple sources including Longwoods International, Reach Market Planning and the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Travel & Tourism Office. It was then reconciled with Bureau of Labor Statistics reported employment data, Indiana Department of Revenue reported tax receipts and secondary sources such as Smith Travel Research.The infographic illustrates some key data points in the economic report. It can be found on the Indiana Office of Tourism Development’s website, VisitIndianaTourism.com.Due to an error discovered during our 2017 research, we have included a restatement of our 2016 numbers with our 2017 report. For more information on the revision, go to VisitIndianaTourism.com.