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Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Group) is a leading financial institution offering retail and corporate banking services in Uganda through its subsidiary company. KCB Group offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in treasury bills and bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgRegency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileRegency Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance. The company also has business interests in property investments in the form of real estate development and leasing, finance leasing, retail and microfinance banking and vehicle tracking and fleet management services. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc covers aviation, bonds, goods in transit, motor vehicles, employer’s liability, plant and industrial all-risk, marine, oil and energy, contractor all-risk, director’s liability, fidelity guaranty, professional indemnity, public liability, erection all-risk, machinery breakdown, business interruption, burglary, personal accident and fire and special perils insurance as well as occupier’s and builder’s liability, healthcare professionals, motor third party insurance and property and family protection insurance. RIC Properties & Investment Limited is a subsidiary of Regency Alliance Insurance Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Why I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 defensive shares today

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Why I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 defensive shares today Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 | More on: HIK ULVR “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. It is not like I am expecting a recession or even a slowdown. But I do think that it is a good idea to allocate a proportion of my stock investing portfolio to FTSE 100 defensives or safe shares. Why buy FTSE 100 defensivesThe reason is that economic growth happens in cycles. This means that we should always be prepared for the next phase, and that includes downturns. Moreover, sometimes these come about unpredictably, as we saw last year. 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…The FTSE 100 index has a number of high-quality defensives to choose from, ranging across sectors from healthcare to technology, that I can choose from today. Here are two of them:#1. Hikma Pharmaceuticals: robust healthAfter touching all-time highs in October, drug manufacturer Hikma Pharmaceuticals (LSE: HIK) has now seen a share price fall of 18%. But going by its results, I think that the manufacturer of Covid-19 medication is due for another share price rally. For the full year 2020, the company saw a 23% increase in operating profit and its revenues increased as well. It expects to continue making progress in 2021 too. A small positive in buying the share is also its dividend payouts. It has a yield of 1.6%, but it is increasing its dividends. The flipside here is that its reported earnings per share (EPS) fell by 9% in the year. To me, this makes further increases in dividends unlikely.Also, I think this FTSE 100 share could take its time to start rising from here. Defensives or safe stocks are less attractive to investors now, as the economic outlook improves. For the long-term, though, it is a buy for me. #2. Unilever: back to market crash levelsThe consumer staples’ giant Unilever (LSE: ULVR) saw a sharp share price fall early last month after it reported an underwhelming set of financials. Both the company’s revenues and profits fell.Going by the company’s past resilience however, I see this more as a blip than the start of a trend. This is even more so now that the economy will recover in 2021. Importantly, for income investors the 1% decline in its EPS was disappointing too. The Unilever stock did not have a high dividend yield in the past. But after the hit to dividends across the board in 2020, it does look relatively more attractive from the income perspective. It has a yield of 3.6% now, which I think is alright compared to many others. The risk to Unilever is that of a slow recovery or if cost pressures mount.Another poor year for the UK’s consumer giant will tell further on its share price. Investors have made their disappointment with the latest results amply clear already. In the weeks following the results, its share price dropped to the levels seen during last year’s stock market crash. The FTSE 100 share has started recovering since, and I am optimistic about its prospects on balance.  Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Unilever. 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 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. 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Bakkies Botha suspended for two weeks after injuring Adam Jones

first_imgMonday Jun 29, 2009 Bakkies Botha suspended for two weeks after injuring Adam Jones Springbok lock Bakkies Botha has been banned for two weeks after being found guilty of ‘dangerous charging’ on Adam Jones, an incident that left the British & Irish Lions prop with a dislocated shoulder. Botha will now miss the third and final Test next weekend, as will Jones, who left the field at the time, with the injury requiring surgery. Both Botha and Schalk Burger attended a hearing in Pretoria on Sunday night, which resulted in the two week suspension for Botha, and 8 weeks for Burger after his first minute of the Test eye gouge on wing Luke Fitzgerald. While there has been plenty of talk about dirty tactics, former England captain and British & Irish Lion Will Carling has come out in defence of the Springboks. “When all is said and done though, South Africa won the test and with that the series and have proved that they are one, if not ‘the’, strongest team in the World at the moment,” Carling wrote on his website. “Did the Boks cheat, were they just thugs?” Carling continued, ” No, not in my mind. If Burger gouged that is inexcusable and the referee should have sent him off there and then. But apart from that, what else did they do that was thuggery? It was hard for sure, bloody hard, but isn’t that Test rugby? Botha’s illegal challenge on Jones? well what about BOD’s illegal tackle? It is swings and roundabouts and the Boks have always been a very very physical side. It is nothing new,” he said. “The Lions can and should be proud of what they have achieved in throwing four ‘teams’ together in a matter of weeks and secondly the Boks are a bloody good, tough side, with many great players and great characters, and they should not be branded thugs, or cheats. They have won the test series, and congratulations to them.”Update: Jones has since come out in defence of Botha, saying the following.“Botha shouldn’t have been banned for it, nowhere near it. I don’t have any complaints. He just cleared me out of the ruck and I got caught. Everyone counter-rucks nowadays and, if anything, I was in the wrong place. He just hit me and I was unlucky.“So I was surprised to see he got banned. I know we didn’t cite him so I don’t know why the independent commissioner did. It was just a fair ruck from a hard player. When I have met him before he seems like a tidy enough bloke so I’m not seeing it as anything malicious.” Lets hear your thoughts Worthy of a two week suspension, or was it a legal clear out with an unfortunate injury? Also what do you think of what Carling had to say? Time: 01:03 Please note: Keep things clean and respectful, or your comments will be removed. Random Anonymous comments will also be deleted, so use a name rather. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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UK Fundraising featured in The Times

 15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK Fundraising featured in The Times 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. UK Fundraising is featured in the Interface supplement of The Times today. Claire McDonald finds out how she can donate to the Mozambique appeal online.After visiting the World Food Programme and Number 10 Downing Street, “I went to www.fundraising.co.uk, which seemed informative but it was more a magazine for fundraisers, so there was no chance of donating.”However, she did learn from UK Fundraising how much UK households donate on average to charities. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 March 2000 | News Read How to help victims of disaster in Interface, The Times. Read other press coverage of UK Fundraising. read more

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Chariot sells monday online charity lottery

first_imgChariot sells monday online charity lottery Just two days before the announcement, Chariot had said that it would be forced to close the lottery if it did not find a buyer for its assets.NetPlay TV, formerly Stream Group plc, plans to apply its TV production skills to monday to produce a live, interactive TV lottery show which will “give players an enhanced experience.” Last year it acquired Vegas 247 Limited, a TV production company that produces the interactive TV game “Live Roulette” on Sky. It believes that linking the flexibility of the Internet with the traditional TV broadcast will “add further trust and credibility to the monday game.”Chariot itself, by disposing of all of its trading business activities, will become an investment company, and remains floated on AIM. However, the Board currently anticipates that Chariot will try to find a business – not necessarily a lottery operation, to reverse into it.Peter Jones, the Chairman of Chariot, commented: “Despite our best efforts we have unfortunately been unable to secure an independent future for the monday lottery. Nevertheless, we are delighted that the monday game will continue under the new ownership of NetPlay TV. Whilst it is disappointing that Chariot will no longer operate the lottery, everyone at Chariot is proud of having raised over £1.65 million for the charity partners since May and delighted that this transaction allows the charity partners and players to continue to benefit from monday.”  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Gaming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Chariot, the company which set up ‘monday’, the online charities lottery which launched in 2006, has sold the game to an interactive TV gaming company for £140,500 in cash. The game will continue to operate as before, raising funds for its 70 charity partners, but will be run by NetPlay TV.NetPlay TV will acquire the intellectual property rights to monday together with the entire player database. In return NetPlay TV will, with immediate effect, take responsibility for the operation and operating costs of monday and receive monday’s revenues, reportedly around £50,000 a week.Chariot has agreed to help NetPlay TV with the transition for about four weeks. Advertisement Howard Lake | 18 January 2007 | News 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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CARE International launches outdoor fundraising campaign on London Underground

first_img Howard Lake | 18 March 2015 | News Tagged with: Advertising Individual giving London mobile Care International UK is advertising its latest fundraising campaign on child health on London Underground.Working with WPN Chameleon, the charity is using two creative approaches, with the aim of standing out in a saturated market.Drink problemPlay on words with a serious message: CARE International UK’s campaign on London UndergroundWith their ‘drink problem’ advert, the charity is attempting to use a common phrase and problem that the general public is aware of but to use it in a different context.The charity argues that access to clean drinking water is a basic human need and right. Yet disease and bacteria-ridden water still kill a child every 60 seconds somewhere in the world.Combining the phrase ‘drink problem’ with the image of an innocent child, the charity aims to attract attention and invite the traveller to find out more.Facing deathThe killer and the victim: CARE International UK’s campaign on the London UndergroundPromoting its work tackling malaria and its consequences is hard as there are plenty of malaria-related charity adverts on poster sites, in public toilets and on the Tube. Simple stating that “a child dies from malaria every 60 seconds”, however stark, will not stand out on its own these days.So CARE International UK has taken a different angle, focusing on the fact that children in high-risk areas are “facing death” from malaria if they do not have access to a mosquito net.The headline and imagery used in the advert puts the viewer face to face with the killer, and with the potential victim.The campaign on London Underground follows on from the charity’s ‘Child Killer’ DRTV campaign which was launched last year. The TV commercial will run again during this poster campaign. Advertisement Premium textThe campaign invites donations via a premium text number.Media has been planned and bought by All Response Media and TV production by the Bank.David Conway, Supporter Acquisition Manager at CARE International UK commented:“The outdoor premium text market is ever increasingly becoming saturated. For a creative to cut through, it must fire on all cylinders; image, copy, and above all else, tangibility of the proposition”.Maria Phillips, Director of TV and Film at WPN Chameleon, added:“Childkiller was all about turning something that is seen as an everyday harmless and inanimate presence (water) into an active, lurking ‘villain’ (childkiller).   We almost humanised it – i.e. it’s lurking in wait to kill a defenceless child”. CARE International launches outdoor fundraising campaign on London Undergroundcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  151 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 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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Monsanto Case Spawns Spin but Little Understanding

first_img Facebook Twitter You can tell when an agricultural story begins to get national media attention, because we in the agricultural press starts getting calls from national editors and producers asking for background, sources, and farmers to interview. This was the case last week when the Monsanto case came before the US Supreme Court. The case of a small Indiana farmer facing off in the highest court in the land against one of the nation’s largest corporations was just too good for the national media to pass up. The resulting front page coverage and national talk show exposure generated lots of spin, but resulted in very little understanding about what the case was really all about and the implications for both US farmers and consumers.I knew things were getting strange when National Public Radio (NPR) called me about the story. This was one of the most liberal, anti big business media outlets calling a conservative, pro-business journalist. They wanted me to be a guest on a nationally syndicated talk show to talk about how Indiana agriculture was responding to the case. My first inclination was to say no, and I should have gone with my gut feeling. I didn’t, however, and agreed to appear on the program.The program was On Point with host Tom Ashbrook. It originates in Boston on WBUR and is syndicated on NPR stations nationwide. The first guest on the program was David Savage , who covers the Supreme Court for the LA Times. To my surprise, he was fair, balanced, and stuck to the legal points of the case. Next up was the farmer, Hugh Bowman, who is at the center of the case. Host Tom gave Mr. Bowman the celebrity treatment gushing over how grateful they were he had agreed to be on the program. Farmer Bowman was as irritable and cantankerous as you might expect a 75 year old Southern Indiana farmer to be. When host Tom asked him what he thought of the day’s court proceedings, he said he was hard of hearing and didn’t hear a damn thing they said. From then on, Tom’s questions were a bit more condescending. He adopted a tone often used by parents when talking to a young child.Then it was my turn. My first question, “Who are farmers rooting for Monsanto or farmer Bowman?” I explained that there were farmers on both sides of the issue, but that all farmers were watching the case with great interest because of the ramifications it held for biotechnology, agriculture, and food production. This point was totally ignored. I was then asked, if Monsanto and other big companies own patents on all the seeds, how can a farmer go to the elevator and buy seeds to plant? I explained that the practice of buying commodity grain at an elevator and then planting it to grow a crop, as Mr. Bowman had done, was not a widespread practice. I explained most growers planting biotech or non-biotech crops were very particular about what seeds they planted. This was another point that was lost on my host. By then, my 5 minutes of fame was over.Next up on the program was Debbie Barker, international program director at the Center for Food Safety. She railed against big companies who were locking up the world’s seed supply. She also blasted biotechnology and made the audaciously false statement that “no genetically engineered seeds had been developed that improved human nutrition.” At this point, I started banging my head on my desk and muttering words not fit for Sunday School. Also appearing on the program was Daniel Ravicher, executive director of the Public Patent Foundation. Both of these guests had written briefs to the court in support of Mr. Bowman. Their one-sided diatribes produced plenty of sympathetic noises from the host.This is also how most of the coverage in other media outlets went. Folk hero farmer Bowman standing alone against the evil corporate giant Monsanto. Missing from the discussion were the more important patent issue and the ramifications the court’s ruling would have on farmers and consumers worldwide. I found it especially ironic that the On Point program was underwritten by a world hunger relief agency, yet biotechnology represents the one hope our world has to reduce hunger and malnutrition.During the program Mr. Ashbrook used the phrase, “Can you patent life?” which not only over-emotionalized the issue but showed a total lack of understanding of the role that seeds play in food production and reproduction. This issue presented an opportunity to inform consumers about the important role that biotechnology plays in our world food supply and how farmers use this technology to improve food production and safety while minimizing the impact on the environment. With the help of a sympathetic media, anti-biotechnology groups hijacked this issue and turned it into another beat up on Monsanto campaign.Farmer Bowman is now back on his 300 acres in SW Indiana and most likely very happy to be there. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on this case this summer; and, no matter which way it goes, Mr. Bowman will be trotted into the limelight again either as a folk hero or victim of corporate greed. The court will set the legal precedent for biotechnology in the seed industry but will do little to foster public understanding of or acceptance of this technology in food production. SHARE SHARE Monsanto Case Spawns Spin but Little Understanding By Gary Truittcenter_img Home Commentary Monsanto Case Spawns Spin but Little Understanding By Gary Truitt – Feb 23, 2013 Facebook Twitter Previous articleUSDA Outlook Bullish for 2013Next articleMonsanto to Appeal Ruling of Brazilian Judge Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Purdue College of Ag Hits Milestone Undergrad Enrollment

first_img Previous articleMost Americans Confused About GMOsNext articleCongress Could Press for USMCA Vote This Year Hoosier Ag Today RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 3, 2018 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Photo Courtesy of Purdue University/ Tom Campbell Facebook Twitter STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Source: Purdue News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue College of Ag Hits Milestone Undergrad Enrollment Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Purdue College of Ag Hits Milestone Undergrad Enrollment Purdue University’s College of Agriculture welcomed 2,803 undergraduate students this fall, marking its largest undergraduate enrollment since 1980. Hoosier students make up 76 percent of those enrolled, and 60 percent are female students.“That incoming students seek out our college speaks volumes about the work our faculty and staff have done to ensure our educational programs are real and relevant, both for students and for prospective employers,” said Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture at Purdue. “However, there is more work to be done. Agriculture is a high-tech industry, and we want to continue to attract the best and brightest in many different fields to agriculture.”“There have been tremendous changes in agriculture and ag-related fields,” said Marcos Fernandez, an associate dean and director of the College of Agriculture’s Office of Academic Programs. “The strong interest in our college among students validates that we continue to be a national and international leader in adapting to the challenges in agriculture and making sure our students are equipped to do the same.”Evolving student interests and changes in the world of agriculture have driven continued and growing interest in the college’s wide range of programs, such as food science and agricultural economics, as well as biochemistry, which, this year, doubled its incoming student enrollment, Fernandez said. The college houses the nation’s No. 1 agricultural and biological engineering program, according to U.S. News & World Report, and the QS world rankings lists the College of Agriculture as No. 9 in the world.Amy Jo Jones, who recently was named to head the college’s undergraduate recruitment efforts and is assistant director of the Office of Academic Programs, said the enrollment numbers only tell part of the story.“This is about the quality of students, not just the quantity,” she said. “We survey incoming students to ask why they selected Purdue and our College of Agriculture. One of the top answers is consistently because they want to make a difference in their careers and their lives. They are here for the right reason, and that is why we are here, too – to help them make a difference.”Jones said that students are supported with an aggressive scholarship pool, an internal support system to help and engage students, and a relationship with industry partners. On Tuesday (Oct. 2), the college held its annual career fair, with more than 150 companies attending. These factors combine to make the College of Agriculture students a sought-after commodity, with a 97 percent placement rate for graduates.“There really is a legacy of success, and when you combine that with support and opportunity, students feel empowered to learn and to achieve,” Jones said.Among the college’s undergraduates are 602 new freshmen, however, that number does not include two additional groups. The first is those planning to study agricultural and biological engineering who initially are enrolled in the university’s First-Year Engineering program. The second is a group of 45 students in the Pathway to Purdue Agriculture program who do coursework both on Purdue’s campus and at Ivy Tech-Lafayette.Students in Purdue’s College of Agriculture can choose from more than 30 majors that span the disciplines of science, engineering, technology, education, management and communication. The college is home to the only field phenotyping facility at a U.S. university. Its academic departments include agricultural and biological engineering, agricultural economics, agricultural sciences education and communication, agronomy, animal sciences, biochemistry, botany and plant pathology, entomology, food science, forestry and natural resources, horticulture and landscape architecture, and natural resources and environmental science.Purdue is ranked the No. 4 Best Value institution in the U.S. in the latest Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education list, released in September. The ranking listed Purdue at the No. 6 nationally among public universities. Name Sym Last Change Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 All quotes are delayed snapshots Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program last_img read more

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Portuguese parliament votes to give journalists better legal protection

first_img Help by sharing this information Organisation February 16, 2018 Portuguese parliament votes to give journalists better legal protection November 23, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en News DR Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 2, 2021 Find out more Portugal’s journalists will have special protected status under the new laws, which were proposed jointly by the Socialist Party (PS) and Left Bloc (BE) and were approved on 9 February. They amend article 132 of the Portuguese criminal code and reinforce legal and criminal protection for media personnel. The new legislation adds journalists to the categories of “protected” persons – joining judges, lawyers, witnesses, security personnel and sports referees – against whom such offences as threats, constraint, defamation and insult are treated as serious crimes in the same way as murder, physical violence and abduction. RSF registered three cases of violence against reporters in Portugal in 2017. One in particular caused a major outcry and prompted much discussion of the problem. It was an attack by the parents of students on a TV crew from state-owned broadcaster RTP that went to a school to cover a sexual assault case. As a result of the attack, which was filmed, RTP’s editorial board asked to appear before parliament to discuss measures to protect journalists and the freedom to inform. “We sought a solution designed to reduce the number of potential abuses and to protect journalists’ physical safety and freedom of movement,” said Left Bloc legislator Jorge Campos, one of the proponents of the two bills. Campos pointed out that this legislation has been drafted at a time when the Portuguese media are experiencing major financial problems and journalists are often unable file lawsuits because they cannot afford the legal costs. “We welcome the Portuguese parliament’s approval of this positive initiative designed to reinforce legislative protection for journalists in the course of their work,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. “These measures are in line with RSF’s recommendations, which promote reinforcement of international regulations on journalists’ safety and the creation of special post dedicated to this task, the post of special representative of the UN secretary-general for the protection of journalists. RSF also makes recommendations for reinforcing legislation at the country level.”* Portugal is ranked 18th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. *More information about the #ProtectJournalists campaign is available here, along with a list of the more than 130 media outlets and NGOs that support the initiative. Receive email alertscenter_img Follow the news on Portugal to go further News News PortugalEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists ViolenceUnited Nations Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails the Portuguese parliament’s adoption of two laws increasing the penalties for crimes against media personnel, which are in line with RSF’s recommendations for better protection for journalists. December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union PortugalEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists ViolenceUnited Nations last_img read more