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Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgConsolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileConsolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC) Plc is a general insurance company in Nigeria offering products for automotive, travel, fire, marine, home, personal, bonds and special risk cover. The company has taken a leadership role in the underwriting of key transactions in the aviation, oil and gas, marine cargo, hull and motor sectors. Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Royal Mail shares: should I buy for 2021?

first_img See all posts by Nadia Yaqub 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.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. 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. Nadia Yaqub | Monday, 11th January, 2021 | More on: RMG Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Royal Mail (LSE: RMG) shares have been among the winning stocks from the coronavirus pandemic. But with several vaccines now approved by UK regulators is its stock price rally over?Here are four things I believe investors should know about Royal Mail shares.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…#1 – Parcels galoreOne of the reasons why Royal Mail shares have performed well is due to the rise in online shopping during the pandemic. Coronavirus lockdowns have resulted in an increase in parcel deliveries and I expect this trend to continue well into 2021.In fact, Royal Mail reported in its recent results that for the first time ever, parcel revenue is larger than its letter revenue. This is no surprise to me as I can’t remember the last time I sent a physical letter by post. I think this is the case for most people and for these reasons, I think sending letters is in a secular decline.#2 – Infrastructure issuesWhile Royal Mail shares may be reaping the rewards of the increase in parcel deliveries, it’s not without legacy problems. I think these issues have been raised to the surface once more by the coronavirus crisis.Over the years, Royal Mail has heavily relied on its shrinking letter business. This has meant a lack of investment in infrastructure for delivering parcels. The huge increase in online shopping and parcels has meant that Royal Mail has struggled to deliver packages on time.There were reports in the press of the FTSE 250 company suffering a huge backlog of packages during the Christmas period. While I don’t think this has tarnished Royal Mail’s brand, it has highlighted that things need to change and capital expenditure needs to go towards helping it to become a more modern parcels carrier.#3 – Staff and union membersIn my opinion Royal Mail shares have lagged somewhat due to a unionised workforce that has resisted some aspects of modernisation and change that would allow the firm to adapt to current times.Having said that, in December 2020, the company reached a landmark agreement with staff and union members. This deal was on Royal Mail’s strategy, future direction, operational change, pay and job security. The agreement settles a long dispute between the parties.While a resolution seems to have been found, I take this with a pinch of salt. It’s one thing agreeing something and another taking action. I would like to see evidence of the agreed points working before I commit to buying Royal Mail shares.#4 – GLS unitThe Royal Mail share price has benefited from its small international parcels operation, General Logistic Systems (GLS). This division has been growing rapidly and is forecast to deliver 21%-23% sales growth year on year for FY 2020/21.I think the GLS unit is a currently the growing key gem in Royal Mail’s business. It also could be a key part of the company’s future growth plans.So will I be buying Royal Mail shares now? No, not yet. While things are improving and the company is taking the right steps, it’s still early days. I think identifying a solution and executing the plan are two very different things. I believe there are better opportunities to invest in. Enter Your Email Address Royal Mail shares: should I buy for 2021?last_img read more

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CANADA: Saskatchewan diocese elects first indigenous bishop

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Anglican Journal] The Ven. Adam Halkett, archdeacon of Saskatchewan and priest-in-charge at St. Joseph’s, Montreal Lake First Nations, has been elected the first diocesan indigenous bishop of Saskatchewan. He was chosen July 28 by the diocese’s general assembly in Prince Albert.The election and consecration of a diocesan indigenous bishop is part of Mamuwe Isi Mywachimowin (“Together in the Gospel”), a proposal adopted by the indigenous council and executive committee of Saskatchewan and approved by the metropolitan and executive committee of the province of Rupert’s Land in 2011.“It’s wonderful to see the vision of the elders fulfilled,” said Bishop-elect Halkett. “The healing journey with the elders, the youth and the whole church continues mamuwe.”The council of elders nominated Archdeacon Halkett along with two other candidates: Canon Park Buck and the Rev. Beryl Whitecap, who withdrew her name before the assembly met. The election was held in a traditional manner with delegates lining up behind their preferred nominees.As a sign of the new healing and new beginnings undertaken by the diocese,the assembly took place at the Senator Allen Bird Memorial Gym—on the very site of the former Prince Albert-All Saints Indian Residential School.“This is another example of the new and creative ways that the Spirit is leading us on our journey of healing and reconciliation in the Council of the North,” said Archbishop David Ashdown, metropolitan of the province of Rupert’s Land.Added Bishop Michael Hawkins of the diocese of Saskatchewan: “This general assembly was a profound experience of gospel healing and unity. I look forward to working and walking alongside Adam, together in the gospel.” Hawkins also acknowledged the elders who made the nominations: “The council has been a tremendous source of wisdom and encouragement to me and the diocese.”He noted that the assembly also elected a new indigenous council. “With a new bishop, council of elders and indigenous council, we are well-equipped to renew the church for gospel ministry and mission in northern Saskatchewan. We are walking the dream!”Bishop Lydia Mamakwa, bishop of the northern Ontario region of the diocese of Keewatin, was also gratified with the outcome. “I’m so happy for Saskatchewan,” she said.” It’s been a long journey and a lot of work. We give thanks to our creator for taking them this far in their journey.” Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Elections, The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Rector Bath, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 CANADA: Saskatchewan diocese elects first indigenous bishop By Anglican Journal staffPosted Jul 30, 2012 Indigenous Ministries, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release People Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

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Everything you need to know about Birdapalooza

first_img Please enter your name here Reply Reply Hey Reg, How rich we are to have such a rich variety of bird life in the area of Apopka. One of my favorite birds is old iron head, or the black headed stork, or as he is commonly known, the wood stork. He is ugly to the extreme, and stodgy, and beautiful in his own way. I have videotaped the wood stork eating a fish that was larger than his head. Well, his efforts had to count for something. Keep up the fine work, Charles Towne Wildlife Festival starts today, Birdapalooza begins on SaturdayWelcome to the fifth annual Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza!The Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza is a weekend event that is perfect for birders visiting Florida or locals wanting to learn more from well-known, knowledgeable birding guides. You can add to your life list while exploring a unique birding area. Today and Sunday, participate in field trips on the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore property and other nearby sites, sponsored by Orange Audubon Society.  Trips will search for as many as possible of the 360+ species documented, plus recently sighted rarities.Timing is perfect to see a multitude of overwintering and resident species.On Saturday enjoy the free Birdapalooza Festival, now in its 5th year.  At Birdapalooza, you can observe bird banding, take a guided bus ride and/or guided hike to see additional birds, and check out exhibits, live animal displays, music, nature-inspired merchandise sales and food trucks.What is Birdapalooza? A celebration of the rich diversity of birds and other wildlife that make their home on the north shore of Lake Apopka, Florida’s fourth-largest lake, including:Free birding/nature tours of the Lake Apopka North Shore area led by veteran guidesNature photography hikeLive entertainmentVendors and exhibitors specializing in outdoor recreation, birding gear and old Florida crafts and productsFood trucks and other refreshmentsThe restoration of Lake Apopka is beginning to take hold. Bird surveys show that more than 360 different species of birds have been identified in the Lake Apopka North Shore, more species than can be found at any inland site in the state of Florida.Quickly and quietly, the Lake Apopka North Shore has developed a reputation among birding enthusiasts nationwide as a great place to spot rare and spectacular birds, including:Raptors: Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Swallow-tailed Kites and Northern Harrier hawksWading birds: Great Blue Herons, Green Herons, Snowy Egrets and Purple GallinulesWaterfowl: Anhingas, Ring-necked Ducks and Mottled Ducks. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Great egret Charles Towne January 21, 2017 at 5:11 pm Try saying that fast 10 times……………. Mama Mia Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 3 COMMENTS Reply TAGSBirdapalooza Previous articleBusiness Development Series presents Social Media SeminarNext articleArrests in Pine Hills on the R.I.S.E. Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BIRDAPOPKAPALOOZA ! Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom January 21, 2017 at 5:10 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter January 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Apopka Burglary Report

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 10/2/2017The Apopka Burglary Report for the week 9/25/2017 – 10/2/2017 shows 15 burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Four residential burglaries were reported at the 1700 block of FAWN COVE LN, the 0-100 block of LANCER OAK DR, the 2900 block of PONKAN MEADOW DR, and the  0-100 block of JUSTIN DR.11 vehicle burglaries were reported at the 1100 block of GREEN VISTA CIR, the 1300 block of GOLF PT LOOP, the 1100 block of GREEN VISTA CIR, the 800 block of GRAND SAYAN LOOP, the   500 block of N PARK AVE, the 700 block of ASHWORTH OVERLOOK DR, the 1300 block of APOPKA AIRPORT RD, the 1800 block of CONCORD DR, the 600 block of MONICA ROSE DR, the 1600 block of S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL, and the 2100 block of E SEMORAN BLVD.No burglaries were reported at businesses.Michael McKinley, Chief of the APD, tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:0 – Business4 – Residential11 – Vehicle TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleApopka Chamber joins Victory Church in aid to Puerto RicoNext articleOne breast cancer survivor’s journey of healing through hope and help Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name herelast_img read more

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Why is U.S. bombing Libya – again?

first_imgThe U.S. military resumed bombing of the North African country of Libya on Aug. 1.President Barack Obama approved the airstrikes, which were recommended by U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Although U.S. warplanes have struck before, this attack marked the beginning of a “sustained campaign.”Western countries’ special forces teams have been on the ground in eastern and western Libya for months. In July, France said three of its soldiers had been killed south of the eastern city of Benghazi. (Reuters, Aug. 1)Airstrikes were launched in support of the current U.S.- and U.N.-approved Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA). Their forces are supposedly trying to drive the Islamic State group (IS) from Sirte, a city halfway between Tripoli and Benghazi. Libya’s largest oil field and oil port are in the Sirte area. The struggle for control of this vital resource has been a source of continuing conflict among competing factions and militias.There are two rival Libyan governments: the Tobruk-based House of Representatives government allied with the Libyan National Army and the Tripoli-based National Salvation Government. Many competing militias with shifting loyalties are locked in struggle for resources and territory.Oil production in the past five years has crashed to less than 20 percent of the 1.65 million barrels pumped in 2010.Excuse for expanding U.S. warThe reason given for the present bombing is that the strikes are targeting the advance of IS forces. Along with bombing Libya, U.S. forces and aircraft are bombing sites in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. Predator drones continue to strike targets in these four countries and in Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Mali, the Philippines and Pakistan.Since the 2011 U.S. destruction of Libya, U.S. bases have been established throughout Africa — in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Seychelles, Uganda, Mauritania, and Burkina Faso. More bases are planned.In this expanding U.S. war, deaths and injuries are uncounted and dismissed as collateral damage. Totally ignored is the trauma of the millions of people whose lives have been disrupted, their jobs lost and their schooling cut short. As displaced refugees, every shred of their security has been destroyed.Claiming to target IS, the U.S. military command, along with an alliance of 13 other uninvited countries, have bombed Syria for more than two years. But when Russian aircraft, in response to the Syrian government’s urgent appeal, targeted the very forces the U.S. military claimed it wanted to defeat, suddenly Washington denounced the strikes, claiming that U.S.-backed “democratic opposition” forces were being hit.Presidents George W Bush and Obama claimed that no congressional approval is needed for these endless, undeclared acts of war. Supposedly, the Authorization for Use of Military Force legislation that was rammed through Congress in 2001 gives presidents the authority to bypass the Constitution.In the past 15 years, U.S. imperialism has bombed 14 countries, always claiming to be fighting al-Qaida, IS or other “shadowy” terrorists.U.S. bombs destroyed LibyaThe U.S./NATO war on Libya in 2011 was directly responsible for the chaos and devastation in Libya today. For more than seven months, from March to October, U.S. aircraft targeted Libyan cities and its modern infrastructure.Before that war, Libya was the most modern country in Africa. U.N. figures show it had the highest standard of living — measured by life expectancy, education level, health care, diet and housing. Well-designed cities along the Mediterranean Sea —Tripoli, Sirte, Benghazi, Misrata and Tobruk — were designed with blocks of modern apartments, wide boulevards and plazas as well as beautiful hotels, cultural centers and schools.This development was possible because Libya broke free of Wall Street domination. Following the 1969 revolution that overturned the corrupt U.S.-British-supported monarchy of King Idris, Libya nationalized its rich oil and gas deposits. Libya asserted sovereignty over its resources and invested in complex pumping, container and port facilities.Moammar Gadhafi, a 27-year-old army officer, led the revolution that transformed Libya, which was renamed the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.Oil nationalization earned Wall Street’s enmityLibya is a largely desert country; only 1 percent of the land is arable. More than 80 percent of the population live on a thin 1,200-mile coastal strip of land along the Mediterranean Sea. In the world’s largest water development project, Libya tapped the underground aquifer and built an underground river to provide irrigation to new farmland and industries and to bring potable water to its growing cities.The government subsidized development projects in some of the poorest African counties. Hundreds of thousands of workers throughout the continent found employment in Libya’s infrastructure development and oil fields.When U.S., French, British and Italian imperialists began their bombing campaign, Libya had announced a bold venture to underwrite an African currency with more than 143 tons of gold reserves held in the Central Bank of Libya. This independent development was threatening to Western imperialist banks and oil and gas corporations.For 42 years, Libya survived and prospered, despite decades of U.S. sanctions. Every construction project was a challenge. Continual sabotage, assassination attempts, media demonization and destabilization efforts went on. But, as a still developing African country, Libya could not withstand more than 26,500 bombing sorties — over 120 sorties per day for seven months.IS: battering ram against sovereigntyIS has gained a foothold in Libya due to the chaos that U.S. imperialism created there and throughout the region. Every social and political institution was destroyed. Aerial bombing was carried out while weapons and large amounts of cash and bribes were liberally spread around.Death squad militias assassinated hundreds of government officials and political leaders. Tens of thousands of government loyalists and supporters of the Jamahiriya or Green movement were rounded up and imprisoned in detention camps. The worst abuse and purges were aimed at Black Libyans and Sub-Saharan African workers.In the vacuum caused by such extreme social dislocation and destruction, the most extreme and fanatical forces, foreign fighters and mercenaries — trained and equipped by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel and U.S. Special Operations Forces — seized control. Now rival factions dominate competing cities, regions and oil production facilities.The existence of IS in Iraq, Libya, Syria and elsewhere is caused by U.S. war and imperialist policies of instigating sectarian hatred, racism and ethnic divisions.This tactic has been used frequently since Washington armed and funded extremist groups against the socialist-oriented revolution in Afghanistan in 1979.Before U.S. wars, these fanatical forces had no roots or any social basis in these countries. It is now U.S. policy to rely on these reactionaries as a battering ram to break down all forms of national sovereignty and all secular and progressive states.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took credit for making the call to go to war in Libya. When informed of Gadhafi’s brutal lynch-mob execution in Sirte, she clapped her hands, laughed and told a reporter in front of a camera, “We came, we saw, he died.” (CBS News, Oct. 20, 2011)A WikiLeaks cable in 2012 quoted an email with Secretary Clinton writing, “Arming Syrian rebels and using Western airpower … is a low-cost, high-payoff approach.”IS forces have recently been pushed back in Syria and, according to U.S. media reports, also in Libya. Increasingly, reports say that Libya’s Jamahiriya movement is reasserting itself in the small, ruined, oil cities of the desert south and in the coastal cities.In April France 24 News reported that Saif Al Gadhafi, Moammar Gadharfi’s son, was released, not executed. There is speculation that this reprieve was based on fear of the re-emerging movement.Pro-Gadhafi demonstrators were fired on by IS fighters in Sirte, though the city is in the hands of IS militias. In the capital of Tripoli and other cities, masses of people who supported Gadhafi’s government are reorganizing.These reports in Middle East Eye, RT News, AlterNet and other sources raise the question of who U.S. imperialism is really targeting in Libya, as it opens up a sustained campaign.Unity and reorganization in Libya will be a difficult process after such a brutal assault. But the first step is the population learning — unfortunately, through bitter experience — that U.S. bombs, drones, secret ops and mercenaries are incapable of providing peace, stability or security.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Intelligence agency persecutes two women reporters

first_img to go further Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent News Organisation March 29, 2020 Find out more September 14, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Intelligence agency persecutes two women reporters SudanAfrica April 6, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Newscenter_img Follow the news on Sudan Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal SudanAfrica News Receive email alerts Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa April 10, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the way Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) is harassing two women newspaper reporters in Khartoum, Eiman Mustafa of Al-Jareeda and Hiba Abedazeem of Al Sudani.Mustafa was arrested in the Khartoum district of Ondurnam on 6 September and has been summoned for questioning at NISS headquarters every day since then. For three days in a row – on 8, 9 and 10 September – she was forced to spend more than 12 hours each day there.The NISS has been questioning her about an article published on 4 September on the conflicts of interest of certain politicians who have been blocking a proposed agriculture law in parliament since 2010.She is also being questioned about her political affiliations and links with youth movements because, when arrested, she was with young people involved in organizing activities to commemorate the September 2013 protests. It is not yet clear if she was with them because of her journalistic activities.Abedazeem was arrested on 10 September when she went to Afra Mall on the south side of Khartoum to meet with a source and instead found four NISS vehicles awaiting her. She was taken to NISS headquarters and was interrogated for more than two hours there about a 2 September article on water pollution in Khartoum state.“Arresting journalists for interrogation is only too common in Sudan, where the NISS enjoys complete freedom to do whatever it wants,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“These two reporters simply wrote well-sourced, balanced articles that drew attention to the practices of certain Sudanese politicians and, for this, they are being persecuted. We call for an immediate end to these summonses and interrogations as they are a completely unwarranted form of harassment that does the government’s image a great deal of damage.”Ranked 174th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Sudan is notorious for hounding its journalist and news media. Arbitrary arrests, seizures of newspaper issues and forced closures are all often used to control news and information. RSF_en last_img read more

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Mc Hugh asks why parents of boys with DMD choose Newcastle over CRC

first_imgNews Twitter By News Highland – December 18, 2013 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released The Minister for Health is being asked to examine why a number of parents of boys who suffer from a rare muscular disorder bring their sons to a centre in Newcastle for treatment ratrher than the Central Remedial Clinic in Dublin.Deputy Joe Mc Hugh says a number of boys in Donegal have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and the fact that in some instances, their parents choose to bypass the CRC and travel to the UK raises serious questions.He says he’ll be raising those questions in the Dail this afternoon………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/joemchughdmd.mp3[podcast] Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiccenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articlePringle calls for reform as fish quotas are agreed in BrusselsNext articleDerry Mayor urges Stormont to match council’s commitment to the Brandywell News Highland Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Mc Hugh asks why parents of boys with DMD choose Newcastle over CRC Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Trans-fats fears set to cross the Atlantic?

first_imgThe sweet bakery industry in the US, as in the UK, is embroiled in the obesity debate and has had to develop healthier alternatives. One of the biggest health issues to arise in the US is trans-fats labelling regulation, which came into effect in January 2006. This requires US manufacturers to list trans fats separately on the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP). The Food and Drug Administration’s ruling on trans fats is the first significant change to the NFP since the Nutritional, Labelling and Education Act (NLEA) regulations were finalised in 1993. The ruling on trans fats is part of a bigger labelling issue in the US. NLEA requirements mean that packaged foods now need to bear an NFP outlining product-specific information on serving size, calorie content and nutrient content. The label must also mark ‘percentage of daily allowance’ next to the quantities of fat, sodium, cholesterol, calorie, carbohydrate, sugar, dietary fibre, protein and vitamin/mineral outlined on the label. In the UK, the Food and Drink Federation is working with the government and other stakeholders to ensure the availability of clearer nutrition information under revised EU provisions. It is especially encouraging its members to provide Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs) on packaging. But UK legislation is trailing behind the US and the trans-fats issue has not yet attracted the same level of attention here as in the US.Maggie Dagostino, marketing director at Dawn Foods, says it has taken note and started removing trans fats from its products and introducing healthier lines, mirroring developments across the Atlantic. “The US public is looking for healthy alternatives to fat- and salt-laden foods, which has pushed many companies to focus on this area of NPD,” she comments.Meanwhile, higher disposable incomes have triggered sales of premium bakery products in the US and according to the Simmons Market Research spring 2005 survey, 12% of the US population said they treat themselves to foods they know are not good for them. “Our recent research in the UK directly mirrors the findings of our colleagues in the US,” says Ms Dagostino. Coming soon? US trends1. Health in the US is focused on balanced nutrition and portion control – moderation is a key message looking forward2. Natural or organic is a key area as US consumers become more aware of the use of chemicals and artificial ingredients3. The Atkins diet is on the wane and attention has shifted to the glycaemic index (GI diet). US manufacturers can make health claims for a healthy heart, vitamin B and E, magnesium, iron and selenium and maintaining glucose level.last_img read more

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2020 Rhodes, Mitchell Scholars named

first_imgSix Harvard College seniors have been awarded 2020 Rhodes Scholarships and a senior and recent alum were named George J. Mitchell Scholars. The research interests of the eight range from imperialism and economics to criminal justice and theater direction.Harvard’s American Rhodes Scholars now number 375, and this year’s honorees will begin their studies at Oxford University in October. Mitchell winners will begin their graduate study at Queen’s University Belfast and The Lir Academy at Trinity College Dublin in September.,Kiran Hampton ’20Hometown: Great Falls, Va.Concentration: History and LiteratureAward: MitchellHampton was watching a European soccer match on Saturday, hoping for his phone to ring. “They said, ‘If you get it, we’ll call you. If you don’t get it, we’ll send you an email,” Hampton said. An email never came, but the call did. He sat with the good news a few hours before telling his mother and grandparents.“It’s just really humbling, and it makes one think about the structure of their lives,” said Hampton, a former Eliot House resident.Hampton spent much of his time at Harvard inside the booth at WHRB and later as its president (2018 to 2019), honing his leadership skills. He interned for the Democratic Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives and is currently a staff aide for a board member of the Fairfax County Public Schools.Hampton plans to study economics at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland next year. “This is an important way in which we help others,” he said, adding that he would like to look more into labor regulation, labor law, or financial regulations. When he returns to the U.S., he will study at Harvard Law School.,The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

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