RUSSIAN steel pipe maker ChelPipe has become the third company from the former Soviet Union to announce a listing on the London Stock Exchange this week.The company, which is to launch an initial public offering (IPO) of up to $1bn (£635.2m), follows pump manufacturer HMS Hydraulic and coking coal producer KOKS earlier this week.The majority owner of the firm, Russian billionaire Andrei Komarov, is set to sell some of his stake as part of the flotation.The share list price and further details of the IPO are expected in early February, a source close to the deal said. Around 40 per cent of the company, which is valued at more than $2bn, is expected to be listed, according to the source.Known in full as Chelyabinsk Tube-Rolling Plant, after one of its two main production facilities in the Ural region of Russia, ChelPipe was established in 1942. It has a 15 per cent share of the Russian steel pipe market and supplies the oil and gas industry.Vice chairman at Renaissance Asset Managers Ashar Qureshi said the deal showed how companies from emerging markets were coming of age.He said: “For most emerging market issuers it is complicated listing in London or in a mainstream exchange, this is particularly true for companies in the early stages of development. As time progresses this is becoming less and less of an issue.”However, he said the flurry of Russian listings did not mark a trend for the country’s firms to list in the UK.“It’s not indicative of a surge. Other markets and listing venues, such as Hong Kong, are growing in importance as reference points,” he said. Share Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap KCS-content Tags: NULL Thursday 13 January 2011 7:43 pm Russians rush to list in London Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp
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Guinness heiress calls for more charity support Howard Lake | 28 September 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Giving/Philanthropy Ireland “It’s a very good reason to go to the pub and raise a pint and raise money for charity as well. Just drive around Dublin and see the parks, hospitals and schools and everything they [the Guinness family] built.“I think more employers should be like Guinness’s as they were. That’s the legacy, the legacy of charity.”Guinness has pledged €6 million to help fund local community programmes as part of the drinks celebrations. A campaign was run earlier in the summer which urged people to sign Guinness posters as part of a marketing strategy linked to the community fund.www.diageo.com A Guinness heiress has called on Irish companies to mirror the brewing family’s spirit and fund hospitals, schools and small businesses hit by the recession.Joining the 250-year celebrations at St James’s Gate, Jasmine Guinness, 32, the great granddaughter of the last family director, said now was the time for the more fortunate to show their charity.Photo: Guinness Toucan, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin by HowardLake on Flickr.com. Advertisement 38 total views, 1 views today 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.
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. Howard Lake | 5 November 2012 | News Tagged with: Factary Prospect research Technology Prospect research specialists Factary have today launched Factary Atom, a network mapping service for charities that lets fundraising researchers see the connections between donors, prospects and their contacts.Atom will interpret data contained in a spreadsheet or database and present it, and the links between the data, in a visual network format.The tool is designed to enable researchers to find out the answers to questions such as “Whom could my six trustees reach – and whom could those people reach?”, and “I’m trying to meet these 10 major prospects – who do they know that I could approach?”. Advertisement The tool was announced this morning at the Researchers in Fundraising Conference in London.The data that can be presented covers not just business networks but also philanthropic, social and educational positions. By combining these informal connections, it goes beyond other prospect research tools such as those that show linked company directorships. Factary unveils connections mapping tool Atom AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities that have already tried out the tool report that it has helped them work out the best way in which to reach a prospect.Factary managing director Chris Carnie added that the maps that Atom generates could also be useful for campaigning and lobby groups who want to see how best to put pressure on particular decision takers.http://factary.com/atom-network-mapping/ 44 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this This statement, slightly edited here, was issued March 8 by the International Women’s Alliance, a global grassroots women’s organization. For more information, see iwa2010.org. On this International Working Women’s Day, the International Women’s Alliance continues to amplify the voices of women and children around the globe who continue to struggle against intensified attacks by state fascism, wars of aggression and neoliberalism resulting in their further oppression and exploitation.In the U.S., women comprise more than half the workforce, relying more and more on immigrant and migrant labor, and continue to face wage inequality. Persistent inequality has far-reaching economic consequences.Along the southern border of the U.S., hundreds of thousands of migrants are seeking asylum across the border to escape violence, poverty and political corruption in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Once they have managed to survive the dangerous trek, they are immediately faced with inhumane treatment by Border Patrol and Homeland Security agents. Children, forced to separate from their families, [are] placed in overcrowded detention facilities.As the U.S. continues to augment its war budget in the billions toward senseless wars and wall borders, the global capitalist crisis devastates the lives of the majority of the world’s population, with women and children feeling the brunt of this crisis. Forced migration and widening inequality across and within countries in the North and South are … manifestations of a humanitarian crisis. The crisis of nature is visible in an ever-increasing number of natural catastrophes, which hit predominantly poor and vulnerable populations.The logic of the system of rapacious capitalism requires it to constantly seek out more land, resources and labour. Artificially created conflicts and proxy civil wars, fed and fanned by external powers for their own gain, ravage parts of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, affecting particularly the women. We hear the hypocritical invocation of democracy by regime changers in situations like Venezuela — where the U.S. and Canada are shamelessly playing a leading role — often the same players who financed and supported coups in places like Chile and propped up genocidal dictators!To counter our growing resistance, governments — regardless of the political party — use distractions such as heightened nationalism to divide us and provide fodder for neo-fascists.In Quebec, the latest incarnation of secular fundamentalism is the law excluding women and others from work if they choose religiously observant clothing, even as the Premier denies the existence of Islamophobia, something his Status of Woman Minister actually proves with her utterances! It is clear such laws have nothing to do with religious neutrality or protection of women. Instead, they feed racism, hate, attacks on women and undermine women’s economic autonomy.Women throughout the world need to unite and resist the increasing fascism in their respective countries and throughout the world. Working women must continue fighting for their rights and against oppression and exploitation!Long Live International Working Women’s Day!
Help by sharing this information June 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media accused of biased coverage of unrest in Arakan state RSF_en News Organisation Follow the news on Myanmar US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Receive email alerts Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar A threat by Rangoon chief minister Myint Swe to prosecute news media that cover the current sectarian violence in the western state of Arakan in an irresponsible manner has highlighted the fragility of recent improvements in media freedom. Myint Swe issued his warning during a news conference on 10 June in which he accused the media “enflaming the conflict” in Arakan.Speaking at the same news conference, Gen. Tint Swe, the head of the Press Scrutiny and Registration Division (PSRD) told the media that all news reports would have to be submitted to his department before publication, in effect restoring the system of prior censorship in effect under the military junta that handed over to a civilian government last year.Despite an increasing military and police presence, the tension continues to mount in Arakan with a new outbreak of violence on 10 June that left five wounded. The clashes were sparked by the discovery of the body of an Arakanese girl, an apparent rape victim, on 29 May in the village of Maung Taw.“This marks a very disturbing step backwards by the government in its dealings with the media, especially as Tint Swe had previously said the PSRD would cease to exist at the end of the month,” Reporters Without Borders and the its partner organization, the Burma Media Association, said. “The threat of criminal prosecutions against journalists and the reimposition of censorship are unacceptable.“The latest developments have proved that freedom of information can in no way be taken for granted. We have for months been saying that this freedom cannot just be regarded as a consequence of democratization. It also as an essential condition for it. The current conflicts show this. A legal framework and protective measures for media freedom must be adopted. The role of the media in crises of this kind is essential. While they should be reminded of their duties and responsibilities, their right to report the news and move about freely must not be obstructed.”The two organizations added: “The media have tried hard to provide good coverage. But they lack legal protection and institutions capable of providing leadership, the resources available to them vary a great deal and some media and journalists are relatively inexperienced. It is up to news organizations to remind their reporters of the rules of professional conduct and, above all, to protect the ones they send to cover conflicts.”During the news conference, Myint Swe said media that covered the unrest in a manner that threatened “the stability of the state” could be prosecuted under Section 5 of the Emergency Provisions Act and Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code.Under Section 5 (j) of the Emergency Provisions Act, actions that “affect the morality or conduct of the public or a group of people in a way that would undermine the security of the union or the restoration of law and order” are punishable by up to seven years in prison.Under Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code, actions “with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public or to any section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the State or against the public tranquillity” are punishable by up to two years in prison.According to the exile newspaper Irrawaddy, Myint Swe told the print media that “you should be aware of your responsibilities rather than just being competitive with your rival journals.” The government-controlled New Light of Myanmar newspaper has meanwhile urged journalists to tone down their reporting and to cover the conflicts in a tolerant manner.As announced, the government has reestablished its strict control of news and information by means of prior censorship by the PSRD. Media that fail to submit their articles before publication will be punishable under the Printers and Publishers Registration Act, a law introduced by the late dictator Ne win.The civilian government had announced changes to the legislation governing the media but they have yet to see the light of day. They include the creation of a Press Council that would be part of the information ministry and would replace the PSRD, which acted as a censorship office.Information and culture minister Kyaw Hsan’s announcements about the proposed Press Council were nonetheless criticized by journalists. The first draft of the proposed new media law was based on 1962 legislation, envisaged applying penalties taken from the Penal Code, and only concerned the print media. A second version is currently being drafted.Democratic Voice of Burma, an exile radio and TV station, has issued the following list of 10 recommendations to its reporters and editors. If followed, the recommendations would help to ensure balanced coverage of the unrest in Arakan:-*1. Stories should not enflame tension.-*2. Avoid using racial or religious terms.-*3. If it is unnecessary, do not mention religious or racial background.-*4. Quote people who are respected by both sides in the conflict. Use quotes from respected religious leaders.-*5. Never use just one source for a story. Use sources from both sides and one independent source.-*6. Clearly spell out what is not known and what cannot be confirmed.-*7. When using a quote from a member of the government or other official, check with another source and if this is not possible, say that the information could not be verified independently.-*8. Do not quote extreme racial or religious statements by either side.-*9. Be aware of the possibility that the government or a group within the government is creating the conflict and using the media to drive their agenda.-*10. Stories from reporters must be approved by the person in charge, or by editors, before going out on air.Burma is ranked 169th out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. May 26, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum News MyanmarAsia – Pacific News News May 31, 2021 Find out more to go further May 12, 2021 Find out more
Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the decision by a Caracas court yesterday to dismiss a prosecution against journalist Napoleón Bravo, an outspoken critic of President Hugo Chávez’s government, on charges of insulting Venezuela’s supreme court in September 2004 in a programme he used to present on Venevisión TV.Bravo (who now works for Unión Radio) called the supreme court a “whorehouse” and accused it of being under political control for failing to take any action in a case of assault.The attorney-general’s office initiated the prosecution against Bravo on 8 February of this year, six days after he was banned from leaving the country and ordered to report regularly to a judge. A criminal code reform adopted in March 2005 had meanwhile increased penalties for press offences, especially for insulting or defaming public figures in connection with their work. As a result, Bravo faced up to 15 months in prison.At yesterday’s hearing, Bravo’s lawyer, Alberto Arteaga, got the court to recognise that Bravo could not be prosecuted under a law protecting individual public figures because he criticised the supreme court as a whole not any of its members, and that if any of its members had felt targeted, the complaint should have been brought by that person instead of the supreme court as a whole. The attorney-general’s office could appeal against the ruling.______________________________________________________________10.02.06 – Journalist facing “insult” charge as fears mount over draconian new lawReporters Without Borders voiced concern after the state prosecutor’s office laid a charge of ”insult” against Napoleón Bravo of Venevisión TV on 8 February 2006, since it would be the first to be tried under draconian criminal law reform.The organisation said it feared damage to press freedom, as the law, promulgated on 16 March 2005, steps up sanctions for press offences.Napoléon Bravo – real name José Ovidio Rodríguez Cuesta – is accused of having denigrated the superior court, the highest in the land, on his programme “24 Horas” on 1st September 2004. Bravo also roundly denounced the entire Venezuelan judicial system, which he alleged was under political control. The national prosecutor, Luisa Ortega Díaz charged him with “insult” and sent his case to a judge in the lower court. May 17, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court dismisses “insult” prosecution against Chávez critic August 25, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets Follow the news on Venezuela News Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela to go further Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News “With the Napoleón Bravo precedent, the application of the criminal code reform will seriously compromise the future of press freedom in Venezuela, since this law is so harsh towards the media,” said the press freedom organisation. “Moreover the journalist is likely to be sentenced on matters dating back to before the law came into force, trampling on the fundamental principle of non-retroactivity,” it added.Bravo, who has been a constant thorn in the side of the government of Hugo Chávez, faces 15 months in prison. Organisation VenezuelaAmericas January 13, 2021 Find out more VenezuelaAmericas June 15, 2020 Find out more
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