CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) Q12012 Interim Report

first_imgCRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz)  2012 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The ISA deadline is coming. Here are some of the best FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy now

first_imgUnileverFTSE 100 consumer goods behemoth Unilever (LSE: ULVR) hasn’t had a very good 2021 so far. Sluggish profit growth has shaken investor confidence. The share price is down almost 11% since the beginning of the year and almost 25% from its record high back in August 2019. As frustrating as this is, I think we should consider the bigger picture. Over many years, Unilever has been an outstanding investment thanks to its global reach and huge portfolio of ‘sticky’ brands. Like Burberry, returns on capital employed (ROCE) and operating margins — two measures of a company’s quality — have been consistently solid.  Paul Summers | Monday, 22nd March, 2021 | More on: BRBY DGE ULVR Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Paul Summers owns shares of Burberry. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry, Diageo, 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. 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. See all posts by Paul Summers Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Investors now have just two weeks left to contribute up to £20,000 to their tax-efficient Stocks and Shares ISAs. This morning, I’m highlighting three of what I consider to be the best FTSE 100 stocks to spend this allowance on. BurberryShares in luxury goods maker Burberry (LSE: BRBY) jumped earlier this month following an unexpected (and unexpectedly encouraging) update on trading. The FTSE 100 member said that it had continued to see a “strong rebound” in trading since December. Comparable retail Q4 sales were now predicted to be between 28% and 32% higher than in the previous financial 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…Sure, this needs to be put in context. The fact that Burberry was forced to close many of its stores in 2020 means the damage done by the pandemic will still be evident in the full-year numbers. Group revenue is already expected to be down by around 10% or 11%. So, while the FTSE 100 is beating expectations, those expectations weren’t particularly high to begin with.Notwithstanding this, I’m confident that Burberry is through the worst. In the absence of any more global crises, I think there’s a good chance it will eclipse the previous share-price-high before the end of 2021. Of course, there’s no guarantee that we won’t see more global crises so that remains a risk. 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. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The ISA deadline is coming. Here are some of the best FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy now I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Of course, there’s always a risk things get worse before they get better. And there’s also a risk that sluggish growth is here to stay. Past performance is, after all, no guide to the future. Given that Unilever is currently trading on a historically-below-average 19 times forecast earnings, however, I suspect now is a good time to load up. There’s always the 3.7% dividend to temporarily soothe the pain. DiageoI’ve long been bullish on premium spirit maker Diageo‘s (LSE: DGE) ability to rebound from the pandemic and I still think so. If anything, I think time may be running out to acquire the stock before a significant price recovery kicks in.In the UK, pubs and restaurants can serve customers outside from April 12. Indoor service should resume in May. The lifting of all restrictions on June 21 will also mean nightclubs can finally reopen. All of these developments should be good news for Diageo. Yes, this assumes vaccine rollouts continue to progress both here and abroad. It also assumes that our desire to socialise will return to normal. Major shareholder Nick Train believes this will be the case. Nothing can be guaranteed though.Diageo shares have traded pretty much within the 2800p-3000p range since November. They may continue to do so for a while longer. Even so, I’m increasingly confident that we’ll look back on the current share price as an opportunity by the end of the year.last_img read more

England finish strongly to pick up bonus point win over Fiji in RWC 2015 opener

first_imgFriday Sep 18, 2015 England finish strongly to pick up bonus point win over Fiji in RWC 2015 opener England were not as convincing as they would have hoped to be in the opening game of the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham earlier tonight, but they got the crucial bonus point victory they needed, beating Fiji comfortably 35-11 in front of 80 000 fans. Mike Brown was excellent on the night, taking the space offered to him and ending up with a brace of tries, as well as the most running metres (172), and a Man of the Match award.Referee Jaco Peyper and Television Match Official Shaun Veldsmen came under scrutiny for slowing down the match however, with numerous TMO stoppages. While their decisions were well made, the use of Hawk-Eye – which gives the TMO multiple real time angles to work with – slowed down the game somewhat.In the case of a stunning Fiji try scored by dynamic scrumhalf Niko Matawalu, the try had actually been awarded and the conversion kick was about to be taken when referee Peyper spotted a corner-flag camera angle that showed he had in fact lost the ball.While that was the correct call, a few minutes later mammoth winger Nemani Nadolo got up high for another excellent effort, and despite it seeming obvious that the try was scored, assistant referee John Lacey stepped in to recommend that the TMO check for offsides, and any other reason why the try couldn’t have been awarded.It was moments like this that frustrated fans, and perhaps gave us some indication of how the use of technology in this year’s tournament may well become a real problem. That said, the decisions made were correct, and we’ve seen this kind of thing already this year, so it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise.The game itself struggled to take off as a spectacle, mainly due to the aforementioned issues, a wet ball and no doubt a bit of rustiness.Fiji were in with a good chance of upsetting England with about twenty minutes to go, but some missed kicks at goal, and perhaps inferior fitness levels, prevented them from doing so.The hosts did well to fight at the end and push for that bonus point, which was well deserved when Billy Vunipola skimmed the whitewash, but they won’t be all that pleased with the overall performance.They will however be delighted with the result, as they now have one up on Wales and Australia, who will know that they themselves need to get as many bonus points as possible to edge things in this tightest of tight group of death, Pool A.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

Tropical House Urveel / Design Work Group

first_imgArchDaily Angle Consultancy Projects Tropical House Urveel / Design Work Group Structure: Tropical House Urveel / Design Work GroupSave this projectSaveTropical House Urveel / Design Work Group Architects: Design Work Group Area Area of this architecture project Year:  CopyHouses•Saniya Hemad, India 2017 Photographs:  Photographix Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs “COPY” India Save this picture!© Photographix+ 32 Share Manufacturers: Daikin, Saint-Gobain, Vitra, DHE Area:  900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDesign Work GroupOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSaniya HemadIndiaPublished on May 16, 2017Cite: “Tropical House Urveel / Design Work Group” 15 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 Houses Electrician: Sakil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871137/tropical-house-urveel-design-work-group Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871137/tropical-house-urveel-design-work-group Clipboard Contractor:Praveen PatelCarpenter:Sureshbhai SutharHorticulturist:Yogesh AvaiyaStone Work:Dharmesh TankPaint Work:GuddubhaiSecurity System:Jayant VyasArchitect In Charge:Dinesh SutharDesign Team:Bharat Patel, Jitendra Sabalpara, Sonakshi Berlia, Bhavika Suthar, Vishakha Jain, Chirag KatrodiaCity:Saniya HemadCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© PhotographixRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. Urveel is a weekend residence, away from the city noises, into the woods. Located in the village of Sania Hemad in Surat district, Urveel represents the character of earth in its true sense. The 900 sq m bungalow rests on the edge of the village, in a quiet zone, and within the heart of nature. There were six mango trees and 6 to 8 huge sapodilla trees on the site.Save this picture!© PhotographixOur major concern was to keep the existing trees on the plot untouched and built the house around them. Letting the nature prosper in the 4000 sq m plot, we designed a 4 bedroom residence that preserves and merges into the green canopies of the mango and sapodilla trees. Moreover, the space are placed in such a way that it segregates private and public spaces, and creates an atmosphere where the distinction between indoor and outdoor spaces is lost, while the amalgamation leads the dweller to an unrestrained, non-abrupt and unhindered ambience.Save this picture!© PhotographixSave this picture!© PhotographixThe plan’s network is divided using two major brick walls, one linear and another an L shaped, running throughout the house, connecting and dividing the internal spaces, thus it become the very important element of the house. The fire bricks used for these walls become a critical material, as they allow flexibility in usage. Sometimes porous like a jali, sometimes opaque and textured; and at times forming a courtyard or working as a backdrop; these walls can be seen from every corner of the house.Save this picture!Floor planThe bedrooms are all independent separate entities, resting on the west as they catch the winds. Connected by a corridor, they are followed by covered sitting and pooja. A large swimming pool is hosted near the center, making sure the design is loyal to the concept by integrating into nature. An outdoor kitchen, changing rooms, gym and steam rooms nestle around it. The living, dining and kitchen are provided with a flush of openings on the north facade, allowing the spaces into the lush landscape.Save this picture!© PhotographixTo attain our aim of designing a space close to earth, Urveel, we utilized materials such as fire bricks, granite, cobles, river pebbles, wood and other natural earthy materials. Optimum utilization of these materials, in a luxurious, yet extrovert space was the aim.Save this picture!© PhotographixThe structure secures a contemporary pitched roof. The conventional light may not fit well with the sloping wooden ceiling, thus large, well fitted 4 independent pivoted lights with adjustable focus were designed to complement the roof.Save this picture!© PhotographixSave this picture!Sections A and BSave this picture!© PhotographixThe tropical house offers soft landscape with lawns, integrated with the residence. A pergola rests on the landscape, where most of the space is occupied by existing trees, carefully allowed to thrive on the site. The layout and planning stays true to the idea of sustainability and requirements of volume and spaces, offering salvation from the city’s abyss and calling into the paradise of the countryside, as the house and the nature blend in to become one.Save this picture!© PhotographixProject gallerySee allShow lessDEAR FARM / VIVA ArchitectureSelected ProjectsBoundary / Wei Yi International Design AssociatesSelected Projects Share “COPY”last_img read more

Vote for trustees of the Institute of Fundraising

first_imgVote for trustees of the Institute of Fundraising Tagged with: Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 29 June 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img 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. Members of the Institute of Fundraising are being asked to vote for candidates for its board of trustees.This year there are five candidates for three vacancies on the Institute’s board of trustees.Members of the Institute should have received a ballot paper for the election together with candidate profiles. Nominees include current trustees standing for a further three-year term and new candidates applying to be trustees for the first time. Advertisement The candidates are Dr John Baguley, Jonathan Farnhill, Judith Feeney, Peter Fletcher, and Olga Johnson.Members can vote for no more than three of the candidates, and should return their ballot paper to the Institute of Fundraising’s offices by 5pm on 3 July 2006.The results of the ballot will be announced at the Institute’s AGM on 11 July at the Hilton London Metropole, part of the National Convention schedule.last_img read more

The109: Former President George W. Bush’s visit may cause traffic disruptions

first_imgChandler Highfillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chandler-highfill/ Linkedin Chandler Highfill ReddIt FW Parking app receives warm reception Twitter Chandler Highfillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chandler-highfill/ Cliburn in Sundance Square Former President George W Bush’s visit may cause traffic disruption TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless Facebook Chandler Highfillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chandler-highfill/ Former President George W. Bush campaigns for his brother Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. center_img Chandler Highfillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chandler-highfill/ Former President George W Bush’s visit may cause traffic disruption Facebook ReddIt printCommuters could experience some congestion while driving near TCU later this week.Former President George W. Bush will be the keynote speaker at TCU’s 14th annual Investment Strategies Conference on Feb. 26.The conference will include two different functions. The first is a series of morning sessions in the D.J. Kelly Alumni Center off Stadium Drive. Later that day, Bush will give the keynote address at a luncheon in the Brown-Lupton University Union.TCU police Sgt. Kathy Moody said TCU and Fort Worth police will be working that day to keep traffic flowing smoothly.“There will be two police officers assisting with crossing Stadium Drive during the lunch hour,” Moody said. “There will be restricted access to the BLUU Ballroom area, but the goal is to not cause a disruption to student activities.”In addition, two visitor parking lots will be closed for the day and designated for “trustees and distinguished guests,” Moody said.Fort Worth police Sgt. Steven Enright said the department can’t release the route of the former president’s procession due to security concerns. Linkedin ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Previous articleMoot Court team to hold tryouts next monthNext articleHonors college announces new distinguishment award Chandler Highfill RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter + posts Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods last_img read more

China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison

first_img News to go further Organisation China: Harassment of foreign correspondents intensified during Covid-19 China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Qiu Ziming, a political commentator and former reporter, was sentenced on the 31st of May 2021 to eight months in prison by the Nanjing Jianye People’s Court on the charge of “defaming heroes and martyrs” for questioning the Chinese regime’s transparency on the circumstances of a violent border clash between Chinese and Indian soldiers in June 2020. Qiu was also ordered by the court to make a public apology on major media outlets and online platforms in China.”By questioning the government’s narrative, Qiu Ziming only performed his duty as a journalist and should never have been arrested, let alone sentenced to a prison term”, said Cédric Alviani, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia bureau head, who calls for Qiu’s “immediate release alongside all other detained journalists and press freedom defenders.”Qiu, 38, a former journalist with weekly newspaper Economic Observer who counts more than 2.5 million followers on the Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo, is the first person to be sentenced for defaming “heroes and martyrs”, a new provision added to China’s Criminal Law in March 2021, which prohibits questioning of the regime’s official historical narrative. China ranked 177th out of 180 in the 2021 RSF World Press Freedom Index and is the world’s largest captor of journalists with at least 115 detained, often in life-threatening conditions. ChinaAsia – Pacific Online freedomsMedia independence ImprisonedInternetFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information News News March 12, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Online freedomsMedia independence ImprisonedInternetFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Chinese regime to release Qiu Ziming, a Chinese political commentator who was sentenced on 31st May to eight months in prison for questioning the regime’s transparency regarding a border clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers. Receive email alerts RSF_en Follow the news on China March 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Investigations continuing into major fire at Derry nightclub

first_imgInvestigations are continuing this morning into the cause of a major blaze at a nightclub in Derry last evening.Fire units from both sides of the border assisted in bringing the fire which broke out at the Envy nightclub on the Strand Road shortly before 7pm under control.The fire service and PSNI remain at the scene this morning.People are being reminded to avoid the area. Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Investigations continuing into major fire at Derry nightclub Pinterest Twitter Previous article5 Gardai in Donegal missed a day at work following attack last yearNext articleBrendan Devenny backs Declan Bonner and Donegal GAA News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – January 10, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

HSC push is working well

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. HSC push is working wellOn 1 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Construction sector takes action in commission’s health and safety driveMore than 300 action plans from construction firms looking to improve theirhealth and safety policies have been submitted to Working Well Together – thejoint health and safety campaign launched over a year ago by the Health andSafety Commission, while some 7,000 individual construction workers have signedup to its aims. The campaign’s core messages are to change the culture surrounding healthand safety in the construction industry, to encourage workers to be more healthand safety conscious and to prompt employers to take a more proactive healthand safety stance. Around 80 workers die in construction accidents each year, and there are14,000 non-fatal accidents in the industry annually. Kevin Myers, chairman of the HSC construction advisory committee, said,”Our latest research suggests the campaign is hitting its targets. Thecampaign will continue and we hope it will take on an even higher profile asits message becomes even more well known.” This month will see the launch of an awards ceremony for the constructionsector which will include the presentation of a Silver Helmet to theorganisation or individual showing the greatest commitment to Working WellTogether. HSC chairman Bill Callaghan has called on local authorities to givehealth and safety a greater priority to meet the tough new targets for cuttingwork-related deaths, injuries and ill-health set out in Revitalising Health andSafety. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

OULC Women’s* Caucus demand faster action on abortion clinic safe zones

first_imgOxford University Labour Club Women’s* Caucus have called on the Home Office to “accelerate their promised announcement” on the possible wider implementation of safe zones outside abortion clinics as a “matter of urgency”.Proponents argue already established buffer zones, like the one outside Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing, West London, limit the amount of abuse, intimidation, and attacks people visiting the clinics face. Such zones have been “beneficial for the wellbeing of clinic employees and visitors.”The statement, authored by OULC Women’s* Officer, Lottie Sellers, was signed by both incumbent OULC Co-Chairs, Charlotte Austin and Francesca Best. The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, has promised an announcement on the issue by September.The Women’s* Caucus said: “The Caucus, as emphasised in earlier statements, fully supports reproductive autonomy and believes that access to safe abortions is vital, and that people should be able to seek these without feeling threatened, harassed or endangered.“We call for the Home Office to accelerate their promised announcement on widening the implementation of these buffer zones as matter of urgency, in order to safeguard and respect the rights and wellbeing of those seeking reproductive health services, be they abortions or the wider provisions of the clinics.”OULC Women’s* Officer, Lottie Sellers, told Cherwell: “As emphasised in the statement, OULC Women’s* Caucus believe that the availability of safe abortions and family planning services is vital.“Furthermore, it is not enough that these services should simply exist – people should be able to access them without facing prejudice and abuse.“As it stands, the provision of these services in countries such as the USA is marred by intimidation and violence from protestors who seek to restrict the bodily autonomy and rights of visitors to the clinics. “This is a phenomenon which is very much on the rise in the UK too, as a small but significant and threatening group of campaigners copy the examples of their American counterparts, behaving in ways which go beyond freedom of speech and expression and instead are actively threatening.“The Home Office are being lukewarm at best in their response, and having acknowledged the call for the protection of British clinics by safe zones, they are nonetheless taking a potentially dangerously long time on a decision which is of great importance to people’s rights of safe abortions and bodily autonomy.”Ealing Council was the first local authority to introduce a public spaces protection order (PSPO) for the area around a Marie Stopes clinic in April this year.Labour MP for Ealing and West Acton, Rupa Huq, is leading a cross-party effort to pass national legislation widening the model implemented in Ealing.last_img read more