Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgAssociated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAssociated Bus Company (ABC) Plc is a leading road passenger transportation company in Nigeria offering a luxury bus service for the discerning traveller. Known as ABC Transport, the company operates a luxury bus service and covers the most important routes between the major towns and cities of Nigeria as well as international travel options in West Africa. Associated Bus Company also owns and operates a budget hotel.  Operations within and outside Nigeria are managed through ultra-modern terminals with comfortable lounges in major cities such as Lagos (Jibowu & Amuwo-Odofin), Aba, Owerri, Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Onitsha, Umuahia, Jos, Mbaise, Bolade, and Accra (Ghana). Luxury buses owned and operated by the ABC Bus Company bear the distinguished Reindeer logo which has been adopted to symbolise strength, speed and efficiency. ABC Bus Company was awarded the prestigious title of Best Transporter in Nigeria by the Chartered Institute of Transport. The company consistently wins the National Bus Operator of the Year Award along with other accolades by renowned bodies. Capital Alliance Private Equity (CAPE) has a 30% stake in ABC Transport. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Associated Bus Company (ABC) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

£2k to invest? I’d buy bargain FTSE 100 growth stocks today for the recovery

first_img Peter Stephens 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. 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. 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Peter Stephens | Thursday, 7th May, 2020 center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. £2k to invest? I’d buy bargain FTSE 100 growth stocks today for the recovery Investing £2k, or any other amount, in FTSE 100 shares today could lead to strong gains in the long run. Some of the index’s members have reported relatively robust financial performance despite obvious economic uncertainty. Other members appear to have the financial strength to overcome short-term risks to return to encouraging growth in the coming years.As such, now could be the right time to buy a range of FTSE 100 shares while they offer wide margins of safety. Following this strategy could lead to high returns in the long run that improve your financial prospects.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…Growth potentialThe economic impact of coronavirus is likely to be significant. Some businesses, though, have reported there’s been no material financial impact from the pandemic. They include some consumer goods companies, healthcare stocks and businesses with online operations that have been able to adapt to changing consumer spending habits.Other FTSE 100 companies, meanwhile, have experienced a decline in sales and profitability that could last for many months. However, in many cases, they appear to have modest debt levels and access to enough cash to see them through the current crisis. This could mean they’re able to resume their previous levels of profitability over the coming years, which could catalyse their stock prices.Attractive FTSE 100 buying opportunitiesMany companies with long-term growth potential trade on low valuations. In some cases those valuations are merited. That’s because they face very difficult outlooks. But in other cases stocks have suffered from increased risk aversion among investors. This has led to the FTSE 100 as a whole trading on a relatively low valuation as investors have flocked to less risky assets. This could present an opportunity for long-term investors to purchase high-quality growth stocks while they trade at a low ebb.Although a recovery for the index is by no means guaranteed, it seems to be highly likely. The FTSE 100 has rebounded successfully from each of its past bear markets. Therefore, a sustained growth period is likely to occur over the coming years – especially with fiscal and monetary policy stimulus likely to support asset prices over the long term.Buying shares todayClearly, there are risks ahead for investors from an uncertain economic outlook. News regarding coronavirus could worsen in the short run and may cause paper losses for investors. Therefore, it is imperative to allow your holdings the time they need to produce strong growth, which could mean investing for many years.However, with low valuations on offer across high-quality FTSE 100 growth shares, now could be a worthwhile buying opportunity. The index’s track record of growth suggests that it offers significant recovery potential after what has been one of the fastest and most severe market crashes of all time. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Rapidisimas

first_img Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rapidisimas Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL center_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Episcopal News Service] El papa Benedicto XVI llegó a León, Guanajuato, el viernes por la tarde y fue recibido por el presidente Felipe Calderón y oficiales del gobierno, además de miembros del episcopado y una multitud de espectadores. Calderón hizo un breve recuento de los problemas de México diciendo que “el crimen organizado infringe sufrimiento a nuestro pueblo y muestra, hoy, un siniestro rostro de maldad como nunca antes”. La prensa mexicana dijo que abundaron las especulaciones y reclamos por no visitar el Distrito Federal para rendir homenaje a la Virgen de Guadalupe. La prensa ha comparado la personalidad de Benedicto con la de su antecesor Juan Pablo II. Mientras el primero era alegre y hasta chistoso, el segundo es serio y solemne.El papa condenó la violencia del narcotráfico en México y dijo que la “idolatría del dinero” es la causa subyacente de la violencia que se ha cobrado más de 47,000 vidas en México desde 2006. Con referencia a Cuba dijo que es evidente que la ideología marxista abrazada actualmente por Cuba “no responde ya a la realidad”, e instó a los cubanos a encontrar “nuevos modelos”, con paciencia y en una forma constructiva.En la conferencia de prensa en el avión papal se trataron también temas de narcotráfico, teología de la liberación, pero no se abordó el polémico debate de los abusos sexuales a niños por parte de sacerdotes, como se había pensado. Sin embargo, aún siguen latentes en las noticias los abusos sexuales de Marcial Maciel a través de los Legionarios de Cristo. Alberto Athié, ex sacerdote y uno de los tres coautores del libro “La voluntad de no saber”, dijo que el libro detalla con hechos las actividades de Maciel que se sabían mucho antes del escándalo en México.El obispo anglicano sudafricano Desmond Tutu, junto con tres ex presidentes latinoamericanos y otras destacadas personalidades del mundo político e intelectual, han pedido al papa que se reúna con opositores para pedirle al gobierno cubano que cesen los hostigamientos y represiones tan frecuentes en estos tiempos.Grupos de fe han criticado el asesinato de tres niños judíos y un profesor en Tolosa, Francia. El asesino dijo que no tenía remordimiento alguno y que lo volvería a hacer si tuviera la oportunidad. El Consejo de Iglesias Cristianas de Francia así como otras entidades dijeron que “compartían el dolor con la comunidad judía. El parlamentario Reuven Rivlin dijo en Jerusalén que “el antisemitismo atenta contra todos los valores franceses”.René Castellanos, el popular profesor del antiguo Colegio Presbiteriano La Progresiva de Cárdenas, ha falleció en Matanzas, Cuba, el 21 de marzo a la edad de 97 años. Era buen amigo, profesor y consejero. Sus últimos años lo pasó enseñando idiomas en el Seminario de Teología de Matanzas. Era popularmente conocido entre sus amigos y en círculos ecuménicos como “El Maestro Castellanos”. Nunca llegó a casarse.La Iglesia de Noruega (Luterana) está dando los pasos necesarios para no estar ligada al Estado como lo ha hecho desde la Reforma Protestante del siglo XVI. A ese efecto, el parlamento aprobó un proyecto de ley que se espera que se convierta en ley en mayo o junio. El rey Harald V ha dado su visto bueno.Un triunfo significativo para las mujeres de Afganistán es que ahora se les permite conducir automóviles. Las mujeres consideran el hecho como un triunfo a la paciencia y la perseverancia. “Ahora puedo hacer más cosas pues no tengo que esperar por los buses para ir al trabajo”, dijo una joven madre.En Los Ángeles y otros lugares se ha rendido tributo a la vida del obispo Oscar Arnulfo Romero de El Salvador, que fue asesinado hace 32 años “por defender los derechos de los más pobres”. El domingo pasado, en la esquina de las calles Séptima y Alvarado de Los Ángeles se develó una placa en una plaza que desde ahora se llamará “Plaza Romero”.Científicos y agencias internacionales están advirtiendo que las sequías, las inundaciones y la escasez de agua fresca que ocurre en varias partes del globo, “podrían causar inestabilidad mundial y conflictos significativos en las próximas décadas”. Un informe divulgado en Washington dice que los conflictos por el agua pueden causar guerras tan temprano como el 2022. En 1992 la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas estableció que el 22 de marzo de cada año se celebraría el Día Mundial del Agua para hacer conciencia de la situación actual y futura del agua.VERDAD. Dios da el agua pero no la entuba. (Afiche en México de campaña para ahorrar agua). Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Por Onell A. SotoPosted Mar 28, 2012 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

Martin Bayfield and Chris Robshaw in the QBE Beermat Flipping Challenge

first_imgThursday Jan 23, 2014 Martin Bayfield and Chris Robshaw in the QBE Beermat Flipping Challenge QBE challenged former England lock Martin Bayfield and current England captain Chris Robshaw to a round of Beermat Flipping. As you can see, it didn’t go quite to plan for the Harlequins skipper. Bayfield’s huge hands might have had something to do with that.Enjoy, and if you give it a go next time you’re in a pub, make sure you film it and share with us.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… 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 TodayNueeyGranny 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 PurposeNueeyThe 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

The Icon / Jackson Clements Burrows

first_img Photographs Photographs:  John Gollings, Michael Gazzola Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” The Icon / Jackson Clements Burrows Projects 2015 Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/881081/the-icon-jackson-clements-burrows Clipboard The Icon / Jackson Clements BurrowsSave this projectSaveThe Icon / Jackson Clements Burrows Year:  CopyApartments•Australia Lead Architects: Apartments Manufacturers: Kingspan Insulated Panels, Interpon, LOCKER GROUP, Oblica Save this picture!© John Gollings+ 18 Share Area:  14000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJackson Clements BurrowsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsAustraliaPublished on October 08, 2017Cite: “The Icon / Jackson Clements Burrows” 07 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?四十多种公寓户型,集结在四十种颜色的积木盒子中 The Icon / Jackson Clements Burrows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 Graham Burrows, Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Chris Manderson, Blair Smith “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/881081/the-icon-jackson-clements-burrows Clipboard Save this picture!© John GollingsText description provided by the architects. This 17-storey apartment building is located in a prominent position at St Kilda Junction, a busy intersection used by cars, trucks, buses, cyclists and trams. Skirted by an eclectic mix of built forms – medium and high-rise buildings, street signs and billboards – the site is best described as an area to “drive through”, a gateway to the popular tourism attractions of St Kilda, Luna Park and Melbourne’s bayside suburbs.  Save this picture!© Michael GazzolaWhile the formal composition of The Icon recalls a child playing with building blocks for the first time, it is in fact a highly considered assemblage of irregularly stacked boxes. The varied heights of the boxes provide an abstract connection between the building and its surrounding built context within this highly urbanised setting.Save this picture!west elevationOn the lower levels, the blocks are arranged to engage directly with the heights of neighbouring buildings. The stacking effect resonates with the rising hillside of jumbled built forms directly to the south, providing datum points of reference from which future built forms can respond.Save this picture!© John GollingsThe expanded mesh façade, a collaboration between JCB and artist Matthew Johnson, comprises 40 different colours. Conceived as a “living skin”, the façade creates a moving dynamic when activated by the occupants while its translucent veil reveals the building envelope and living spaces behind. As the sun moves over the sky, each piece of metal changes color slightly, imbuing the building with a playful quality. At night the façade mesh glows, creating an engaging architectural form in the night skyline.Save this picture!south elevationThe resulting pattern suggests a collection of communities, a stack of color-coded individual ‘neighborhoods’, each being identifiable from a distance. This sense of urban community is also fostered through the inclusion of a generous communal space which breaks out to an open deck overlooking the parks and bay beyond.Save this picture!© John GollingsIncorporating 14 levels of apartment living and 6 levels of car parking (3 basement levels & 3 above-ground podium levels), the development also features commercial office space & residential lobby at ground level. Vehicle access is provided off the rear laneway, accessed via Wellington Street.Save this picture!© Michael GazzolaThe building’s 115 apartments are comprised of 65 x 1-bedroom, 47 x 2-bedroom and 3 x 3-bedroom types with 125 car spaces, 72 bike spaces and 121 storage boxes. Nearby tram and bus stops provide direct access to public transport.Save this picture!3rd / 4th floor planThe height of the building (17 levels) connects the north and south precincts of St Kilda Junction, while the taller buildings to the north (notably the Cadbury Schweppes building and the Marquisse apartment tower) become a trio of taller built urban forms providing a built form gateway to the city.Save this picture!© Michael GazzolaThe massing is broken down by the irregular stacked box articulation. The rear of the building tapers away from its adjacent neighbors to limit overshadowing to the residential habitable rooftops immediately to the east and south-east.Save this picture!© John GollingsThe apartments have a 6-star energy rating with environmental features including operable shutters to filter the sunlight and individual waste chutes for recycled and general waste.Project gallerySee allShow lessFarmanieh Commercial-Office Building / Alidoost and PartnersSelected Projects8 Emerging Architects Create an Unexpected Playful Contrast for Greenwich’s Design D…Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:St Kilda Rd, Victoria, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDailylast_img read more

Christian Aid launches Ctrl.Alt.Shift online community for youth activists

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 1 July 2008 | News Christian Aid launches Ctrl.Alt.Shift online community for youth activists  75 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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. Tagged with: Digital International development agency Christian Aid has created Ctrl.Alt.Shift, a global online community to help young people get engaged in global development issues.Research for the charity confirmed that the vast majority (85%) of British young people are keen to understand and get involved in these issues, but did not know how to effect change.One in four 18-25 year olds spoken to agreed that traditional methods of charity engagement do not feel appropriate for them. A further 48% agreed that they would be more inclined to get on board with charity activity if the call to action felt more accessible, relevant to their lives or involved doing something they actually enjoyed.Ctrl.Alt.Shift is an experiment designed to harness this energy and “create a global community of proactive, outspoken agitators seeking change,” a social networking site for young charity supporters.Users can learn about issues, sign up for petitions, upload their own content and involve themselves in action groups. They can come up with their own ideas for action by generating content, campaigns, sharing ideas and inspiring each other. They can also get involved in fundraising.Katrin Owusu, Head of Youth Marketing and Innovations at Christian Aid, said: “The key mission of Ctrl.Alt.Shift is to bring about the democratisation of Charity, by being the first ‘consumer generated’ charity brand. Using concepts of co-creation, the project will act as a vehicle for people to connect and take action by creating content and campaigns, sharing ideas and inspiring each other”.The Ctrl.Alt.Shift initiative will include partnerships with cultural institutions, projects with higher and further education in the arena of music and film, digital social networking and a youth focused magazine.The project will also see the release of a new magazine, edited by youth culture journalist Chantelle Fiddy, and former editor of Sleazenation, Neil Boorman. The publication tackles some issues such as HIV, prostitution, slave labour, and conflict “in a way that is both relevant and arresting for young people”.Christian Aid compiled research by YouGov, Ramp and LOVE, based on a sample size of over 2,000 18-25 year olds from across the UK from July 2007 to June 2008.www.ctrlaltshift.co.uklast_img read more

Civic Society Initiative – keeping communities connected

first_img 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. Tagged with: Community fundraising Digital Civic Society Initiative – keeping communities connected  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 25 June 2009 | News Griff Rhys Jones blog describes fight against supermarket development on historic Suffolk water meadowsThe Civic Society Initiative today announced a series of measures which will enable civic societies, community groups, individuals, local authorities, planners and architects to stay right up to date with moves to strengthen the role of local communities in shaping the future of towns, cities and villages across the country.Social networking tools are giving people across the world new ways in which to communicate and share information – its many tools are used regularly by millions of people and the Civic Society Initiative is: Advertisement • Announcing a regular blog featuring renowned actor and heritage champion Griff Rhys Jones. http://www.civicsocietyinitiative.org.uk/blog• Launching www.twitter.com/csinitiative giving communities and visitors daily descriptions of what’s happening with the Civic Society Initiative• Promoting the first national Civic Society News RSS feed at http://feeds2.feedburner.com/CivicSocietyNews• Launching a central video depository dedicated to the civic society movement at www.civicsocietyinitiative.org.uk/videos.htmlThese new resources will provide up to date information on the role being played by civic societies as local champions of the places where we live. They also provide opportunities for everyone to engage with the debate being run by the Civic Society Initiative to strengthen the role played by the hundreds of local civic societies and their 250,000 members.In his first blog Griff Rhys Jones describes his experience of the campaign against a development by Tesco on the historic water meadows of Hadleigh, Suffolk. In the face of claims that the development will provide a stronger economic future Griff says:“They don’t realise that Hadleigh is already the future: a place with mixed work use, where people live who will have light shopping demands and reward personal service in nice shops. We are still building faceless dormitories of “housing estates” with medieval street patterns as extensions to our cities and bulldozing the existing real medieval streets to accommodate the ambitions of retail units which need large scale parking and shops so that we have a centre. These places then die at night and become no go areas.“Let the chain stores go. They will throttle small towns. I believe this is considered some sort of modern heresy, akin to the religious opinions that once had radical inhabitants of this town burned to a crisp, but Hadleigh was always dissenting. It has a history of speaking its mind and refusing to follow orthodoxy. I’m quite prepared to follow that. Though I hope I don’t get burned to a crisp.”Tony Burton, Director of the Civic Society Initiative, said “There has never been a more important time for local communities to speak up and speak out about the future of the streets, buildings, parks and open spaces which we all inhabit. Using these social networking tools provides everyone with a way of keeping in touch and debating the key issues affecting communities up and down the country. Griff is well known for his passion for protecting the heritage of our country and we are sure his blog will quickly become essential reading for all those concerned for its future.”NOTES FOR EDITORS1. The Civic Society Initiative was launched by Griff Rhys Jones and Tony Burton on 1 June 2009. It has been established to support and provide a voice for the unique network of over 1,000 civic societies across the country following the Civic Trust going into administration in April 2009.2. The new social networking tools are available at www.civicsocietyinitiative.org.uk.Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages. People write short updates, called “tweets”, of 140 characters or fewer. These messages are posted to your profile or your blog, sent to your followers, and are searchable on Twitter search. Visit the Twitter home page to sign up and go to the support page to learn more about Twitter.RSS is a way to be notified of new and changed content. Notifications of changes to multiple websites are handled easily, and the results are presented to you well organized and distinct from email.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:Ian Harvey, Co-ordinator, Civic Society Initiative (m) 07877 096968 (t) 0151 708 9920Tony Burton, Director, Civic Society Initiative (t) 020 7981 2881last_img read more

Media freedom and journalists’ organisations call on Russia to provide an enabling environment for journalists covering the Moscow protests

first_imgNews Credit : Yuri Kadobnov / AFP Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeFreedom of expressionViolence Organisation May 5, 2021 Find out more A coalition of eight media freedom and journalists’ organisations are calling on Russian authorities to immediately stop the harassment of journalists who have been covering the recent protests in Moscow.Since the electoral authorities rejected several opposition candidates for September’s city council elections, protesters have taken to the streets of Moscow on four consecutive Saturdays. Russian authorities have responded with threats, violence, and detentions.Journalists who have been reporting on the protests have consistently been targeted. On 27 July 2019, two journalists suffered broken noses after being struck by police, one received injuries to his hands and head after being hit with a police baton, a fourth was beaten in a police van after his arrest, and a fifth received injuries from a police assault.Police have detained dozens of reporting journalists in the last few weeks, even after they had shown their accreditation. On 3 August 2019, police detained at least fourteen journalists. One journalist was arrested even after police found his accreditation and editorial assignment when they searched him. He was released shortly afterwards, but subsequently re-arrested and taken to a police station. All eight journalists were released the same day without charge.Several YouTube channels have been broadcasting the protests live, but on 11 August the Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor published a statement calling on YouTube to stop “advertising” the demonstrations. The regulator said that a failure to respond would be considered “interference in its sovereign affairs” and that Russia would have the right to retaliate.Several media freedom and journalists’ organisations have filed two alerts with the Council of Europe’s Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists in relation to Russia’s response to the protests. No reply has so far been received from the Russian Federation.Jessica Ní Mhainín, Policy Research and Advocacy Officer at Index on Censorship said “Russian authorities seem to be indifferent to the fact that, by targeting protesters and journalists with violence and detentions, they are in flagrant violation of their obligations under international human rights law. But they should bear in mind that their response will only fan the flames of these pro-democracy protests. Journalists are the defenders of our democracy – without journalists and media freedom, there is no democracy”.Nora Wehofsits, Advocacy Officer at the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom said “The violent crackdown on journalists in Russia is a violation of the freedom of the press and freedom of information. Repressing coverage on protests in favour of fair elections and against police violence – and on the oppression of those – re-affirms the need of journalists as watchdogs. It must stop”.Ravi R. Prasad, Director of Advocacy at the International Press Institute said “Attack on journalists covering democratic protests is against the principles of democracy. The government should allow journalists to do their job without any fear of reprisal and attacks. By attacking journalists Russia is attempting to stifle press freedom and the right of its people to be informed”.Russia is not the only country where journalists are under threat in connection with protests. Index on Censorship’s 2018 report Targeting the messenger: Journalists on the frontline of protests highlighted the challenges in European countries.Index on CensorshipEuropean Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)International Press Institute (IPI)European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO)Reporters Without Borders (RSF)Russian Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union (JMWU)Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) RSF_en Follow the news on Russia News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeFreedom of expressionViolence Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News August 22, 2019 Media freedom and journalists’ organisations call on Russia to provide an enabling environment for journalists covering the Moscow protests May 21, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information to go furtherlast_img read more

Pasadena Museum of History Announces Collections Quarterly – Winter 2015

first_img Business News Subscribe Pasadena Museum of History‘s Collections Quarterly – Winter 2015 features new acquisitions as well as select items from the Archives, art and artifacts collection, and the Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo collections.Newspaper CollectionFor over 125 years, Pasadena’s newspapers have been documenting its rich and varied history. At the end of the month, PMH will open Pasadena Pursuit, an exhibition curated by Dan McLaughlin, author of Pasadena History Headline Quiz (2013). This interactive exhibit is drawn from the headlines of local newspapers.Both Pasadena Public Library and Pasadena Museum of History preserve copies of local newspapers. The library’s copies are saved primarily on microfilm, and PMH preserves hard copies. The collections in both institutions range from the late 1880s through current day. Alternative publications such as New Pasadena (1976-1982) and the Pasadena Weekly (1985 to present) are preserved, as well as rare publications, such as The Pasadena Eagle (1968-1973) and the Pasadena Valley Crown Vista (1891-1894).Due to the fragile nature of the original newspapers, PMH requests that researchers first access the microfilm newspapers at Central Library, Pasadena Public Library. Once the researcher determines which issue they would like to see, they can click here to view the use policy for the original newspapers at PMH.Click to see lists of all the bound newspaper volumes and individual newspapers held in the PMH Archives. The exhibit Pasadena Pursuit will open on January 30 opposite Mystery History, which will be a fun and engaging exhibition for all ages that will include historic photographs, artworks, and artifacts from PMH’s extensive collection.Collections FeatureMechanical Pencil SharpenerThe Fenyes Mansion brims with aesthetically-pleasing antiques and artwork. Eva Fenyes’ personal style, particularly in the studio, evokes a lifestyle of splendor and elegance. Yet, she was no stranger to the modern conveniences of the new century. Hidden away in the closet of the studio is an object that was only made possible because of the great technological advances of the nineteenth century and the Industrial Revolution: a mechanical pencil sharpener.Until the late nineteenth century, the most common method of sharpening a pencil was whittling it with a knife. Small pocket pencil sharpeners were introduced in the 1850s, and a few mechanical pencil sharpeners were patented as early as the 1860s. Yet, it was the innovation of mass production of wood-cased lead pencils in the 1870s that drove the demand for a more efficient method of sharpening pencils.This pencil sharpener, known as the “Planetary Pencil Pointer” was made by A.B. Dick Company of Chicago. It was patented in 1896 in the US, England, France, Germany, and Belgium. The sharpener holds the pencil stationary while two milling disks revolve in a planetary motion around the pencil.Fenyes FeatureImage: Hector Alliot, “Blanquita,” Leonora Frances Curtin Paloheimo, Leonora Scott Muse Curtin, Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, December 1914 (Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo Papers)A Moment in TimeIn this photograph from the Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo Papers, “the Leonoras” stand with Hector Alliot on a balcony of the recently opened Southwest Museum. It is December 1914. Dr. Alliot, the original curator for the Southwest Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, had completed the transfer of the society’s collections to the new museum, where he would become Director in 1917. Here he focuses on the lively Blanquita, the Fenyes’ pet chihuahua, while the Leonoras gaze across the balustrade toward Los Angeles. Most likely, Eva Fenyes holds the camera, and she captures the momentary musings of three people whose work will help sustain Los Angeles’ first museum. Eva, herself a lifelong supporter and “Organizer of the Southwest Museum,” would one day give the museum more than three hundred of her beautifully rendered watercolors of old California adobes painted in the interest of preserving California’s heritage.Today, the Southwest Museum, a one hundred year old structure, is on the National Register of Historic Places, the California Register of Historic Places, and is #283 on the City of Los Angeles Historical-Cultural Monument List.Pasadena Museum of History, 470 West Walnut Street, Pasadena, (626) 577-1660 or visit pasadenahistory.org. More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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[Breaking] Relief To Sachin Pilot Camp: Rajasthan HC Orders Status Quo On Speaker’s Notices; Defers Judgment Till SC Orders

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Relief To Sachin Pilot Camp: Rajasthan HC Orders Status Quo On Speaker’s Notices; Defers Judgment Till SC Orders LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 July 2020 11:07 PMShare This – xIn a relief to Sachin Pilot-led group of Congress rebel MLAs, the Rajasthan High Court on Friday ordered status quo on the disqualification notices sent by the Speaker.The High Court also said that it was deferring the judgment on the petition filed by 19 rebel legislators, till the Supreme Court decides on the questions of law.The status quo order essentially means that the Speaker will not…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a relief to Sachin Pilot-led group of Congress rebel MLAs, the Rajasthan High Court on Friday ordered status quo on the disqualification notices sent by the Speaker.The High Court also said that it was deferring the judgment on the petition filed by 19 rebel legislators, till the Supreme Court decides on the questions of law.The status quo order essentially means that the Speaker will not be able to proceed further on the notices under Tenth Schedule of the Constitution to disqualify the dissident MLAs, even if they do not submit their replies to it.The HC on Friday also allowed the application filed by the petitioners to add Union of India as a respondent to the case in view of the challenge to the constitutionality of paragraph 2(1)(a) of the Tenth Schedule.It was on July 21 that the division bench comprising Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Prakash Gupta had reserved the verdict on the petitions filed by 19 Congress rebel MLAs led by Sachin Pilot against the disqualification notices sent by the Speaker. While doing so, the bench had ‘requested’ the Speaker to extend the time for submitting replies to the notices – which was to expire at 5.30 PM on July 21 – till the delivery of the pronouncement of the judgment on July 24. After making such a ‘request’, the bench said in the order ‘we direct accordingly’.Contending that the HC cannot make such a direction to the Speaker, who is a constitutional authority, the Speaker approached the Supreme Court.Yesterday, the Supreme Court ordered that the judgment pronounced by the HC will be subject to the orders passed by the SC in the petition filed by Speaker against the HC direction to extend the time for reply. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra of SC observed that the matter required “prolonged hearing” due to the “serious questions relating to democracy” and adjourned the hearing to July 27.It was on July 14 that the Speaker, Dr C P Joshi, served the notices on the 19 dissident MLAs, including Pilot, amid their rebellion against Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot. They were initially given time till 1 PM, July 17 to submit the replies.The basis of the notices was the complaint filed by Mahesh Joshi, the Congress Party Whip, who alleged that rebel MLAs had attracted disqualification under Tenth Schedule of the Constitution with their anti-party statements and refusal to attend the party meetings on July 13 and 14, defying the whip’s directives. Meanwhile, the 19 MLAs approached the High Court on July 16, challenging the Speaker’s action. The Court started hearing the matter on Friday, and in view of the pendency of the proceedings, the Speaker extended the time for reply.Senior Advocates Harish Salve and Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the petitioners in the HC, had in essence argued that the petitioners had not defected or given up the membership of Congress party. They are expressing dissent against the functioning of the Chief Minister, by staying within the party. Stating that intra-party dissent cannot be regarded as voluntary giving up of party membership, they contended that the Speaker had no jurisdiction to issue notice invoking Paragraph 2(1)(a) of the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution. It was their further argument that that Speaker was acting with “mala fides”. They contended that the Speaker issued the notices on the same day of receiving complaint from the party whip, Mahesh Joshi, and granted only 3 days time for reply, though the legislative rules stipulate 7 days time for responding to the notice. The petitioners also argued that whip was applicable only to proceedings within the House, and therefore, defiance of party whip’s directions to attend the party meetings cannot attract disqualification proceedings. The petitioners asserted that the High Court has powers under Article 226 to interfere with the Speaker’s action, even before a decision has been taken. Courts can quash a show-cause notice if it is issued without jurisdiction, or in excess of jurisdiction, or is a colourable exercise of power, or is issued with mala fides, or in violation of the principles of natural justice (Detailed report of the arguments of Salve and Rohatgi may be read here and here) On the other hand, Senior Advocate Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for the Speaker, submitted that Courts have restrictions in interfering with proceedings within the house. Article 212 of the Constitution prescribe that the legality of house proceedings cannot be called into question. The proceedings for disqualification are deemed to be house proceedings as per Para 6(2) of 10th Schedule. Relying on the SC decision in Kihoto Hollohan vs Zachillhu, Singhvi submitted that the Courts cannot interfere at a stage anterior to the Speaker’s decision. A Speaker of the Legislative Assembly is not like any other tribunal over which the HC exercises supervisory jurisdiction, he submitted.  Senior Advocate Devadatt Kamat, appearing for the Congress Whip Mahesh Joshi, submitted that submitted that the petitioners should be construed to have voluntarily left the party from their conducts such as open statements against the government and the refusal to attend party meetings. During the hearing, Chief Justice Mahanty orally observed that whip can only apply to house proceedings, and not to party meetings. Also, when the Chief Justice expressed surprise when he was told that two of the petitioners were subsequently suspended for anti-party activities. “You say these members have voluntarily given up their membership of the party. Now you have issued suspension against them. The assumption behind suspension is that they are members. Either they are members of your party, or not members. It cannot be both ways”, the Chief Justice remarked. Next Storylast_img read more