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African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgAfrican Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAfrican Alliance Insurance Company Plc is a life insurance company in Nigeria offering a combination of protection (term assurance and group life), savings and investment products. The company is regarded as one of the most experienced and strongest Specialist Life Assurance Offices in Nigeria with some 60 years’ experience in the insurance sector. The company also offers annuity and group life products as well as savings schemes and investment products. African Alliance Insurance operates a network of 18 branch offices. African Alliance Insurance Company has additional business interests which includes developing and managing properties in Nigeria, owning and managing an airline, operating a restaurant and providing catering services. The company has a 100% stake in Axiom Air Plc, a cargo airline company, Frenchies Foods (Nigeria) Plc and a restaurant and catering services company. It has a 96% stake in Ghana Life Insurance Company Plc. African Alliance Insurance Plc is a subsidiary of Conau Plc and has the backing of world-class reinsurers, Munich Reinsurance Company. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. African Alliance Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgTotal Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileTotal Nigeria Plc is a marketing and services subsidiary of Total which is a multinational integrated oil and gas company and one of the seven major oil companies in the world. Total operates in 130 countries in the world including Nigeria where it supplies fuel for petrol engines, diesel engines and kerosene. Total’s worldwide business interests cover the entire oil and gas chain from exploration of crude oil and natural gas to the refining, production and trading of petroleum products. Total is also a large-scale manufacturer of chemicals and a major player in low-carbon energies. Total Nigeria Plc has been a leader in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry for over 50 years. The first Total filling station was commissioned in Lagos in 1956. Today, the company operates an extensive distribution network of some 500 service stations, 19 customer service stations, numerous industrial outlets, 5 fuel depots, distribution plants and warehouses located in the Western, Northern and Eastern territories of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Total Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

St-Zotique Residence / NatureHumaine

first_img “COPY” CopySave this picture!© Adrien WilliamsRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationText description provided by the architects. Concerned with architectural quality, we were hired in the hopes of constructing a multi-unit residential building that would stand proudly on the block. Situated in the historic industrial district of Marconi, the project comprises of 10 units spread over 3 floors, crowned by 4 mezzanines separated by a network of green roofs. 2012 2012 St-Zotique Residence / NatureHumaine Architects: NatureHumaine Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNatureHumaineOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMontreal cityHousingCanadaPublished on April 22, 2013Cite: “St-Zotique Residence / NatureHumaine” 22 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore 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 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/360790/st-zotique-residence-naturehumaine Clipboardcenter_img Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe 11 000 sqft project consists in 2 volumes of units split by an internal core of vertical circulation. The street-side façades are articulated with 3 horizontal layers; chocolate-brown brick at street level, speckled sand-coloured brick covering the 2nd and 3rd stories, and a cladding of torrefied wood slats at the top. The random play of large windows and balconies, give the building a dynamic feel.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessTechTown District Plan / Sasaki AssociatesUnbuilt ProjectBalancing Barn / MVRDVSelected Projects Share St-Zotique Residence / NatureHumaineSave this projectSaveSt-Zotique Residence / NatureHumaineSave this picture!© Adrien WilliamsHouses•Montreal city, Canada ArchDaily Canada Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/360790/st-zotique-residence-naturehumaine Clipboard photographs:  Adrien WilliamsPhotographs:  Adrien Williams+ 12 Share Photographs Projectslast_img read more

Saint Donat Residence / Cardin Julien

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Olivier Blouin+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share Area:  3000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Saint Donat Residence / Cardin JulienSave this projectSaveSaint Donat Residence / Cardin Julien ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933193/saint-donat-residence-cardin-julien Clipboard 2018 Photographs:  Olivier BlouinSave this picture!© Olivier BlouinRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The project consists of the extension of the existing cottage, including the addition of a garage and a glass roof, as well as the renovation of the residence’s interior. Built over 50 years ago, the Saint Donat cottage required modifications to make it comfortable in summer and winter, while also adding value to the building by improving its energy efficiency. To follow a similar feeling to the original construction, the simple geometrical shapes, the use of wood in the interior and the use of raw materials such as stone, glass and steel are used throughout all aspects of the project.Save this picture!© Olivier BlouinOn the outside, the new garage and veranda are nicely linked to the original volume. In order to increase the energy efficiency and to give a more contemporary esthetic, the doors, windows and light fixtures are changed, an insolation is added to the roof and the exterior façade is painted uniformly.Save this picture!© Olivier BlouinSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Olivier BlouinThe interior opens up to increase the intake of natural light. The kitchen is modernized and enlarged towards the adjacent rooms, improving at the same time the circulation through the residence. Through their materiality, the renovated rooms are harmonized with the cottage and creating a unity.Save this picture!© Olivier BlouinSave this picture!Upper Floor PlanSave this picture!© Olivier BlouinThe cottage becomes a modern and pleasant space throughout the year, and answer the needs and demands of its users.Project gallerySee allShow lessDrill Hall House / Tobias PartnersSelected ProjectsRestaurant Cheriff / MesuraSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeCardin JulienOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSaint-DonatOn FacebookCanadaPublished on February 06, 2020Cite: “Saint Donat Residence / Cardin Julien” 06 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933193/saint-donat-residence-cardin-julien Clipboard Saint Donat Residence / Cardin Julien “COPY” Year:  Canada Photographs Projects Architects: Cardin Julien Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyHouses•Saint-Donat, Canadalast_img read more

Giving Matters to announce major new online donations service at Perfect Pitch

first_imgFounder Adrian Melrose said: “It will help charities make more money through online donations, products and also give them access to a range of online tools.”Adrian will be presenting THIRDsay at UK Fundraising’s Perfect Pitch – IT event in London on 30 November 2006. There is no charge to attend the one-day event, but would-be delegates need to register online before the event. Giving Matters to announce major new online donations service at Perfect Pitch Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Howard Lake | 20 November 2006 | News UK Fundraising’s Perfect Pitch  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Consultancy firm Giving Matters has chosen UK Fundraising’s Perfect Pitch – IT event on 30 November as one of its launch evnets for its major new online fundraising service, THIRDsay.The new website, THIRDsay, has been designed to allow UK charities of any size to raise funds online. It has been designed to combine a range of the most popular and effective online fundraising tools, offering the public a single destination at which they can making a charitable donation, buy an ethical gift, or create a sponsorship web page.THIRDsay is itself a new charity, which was created to help other charities raise funds online. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Worcester team in celebrity football match announced as ticket sales gather pace

first_imgTickets are already selling fast, said Gemma Harris, the charity’s Marketing Officer. “We organised a similar event between Coronation Street and Hollyoaks stars two years ago that was incredibly successful and the people of Worcester have been anxiously awaiting a repeat performance. We’ve already sold many of the tickets and with only a couple of weeks to go we are encouraging anyone who wants to have the chance to see their favourite soap celebrities perform away from their Chester ‘home’ to buy their tickets quickly to avoid disappointment.” or 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. Notes to Editors: Whether you are a soap fan or a football fan, a celebrity football match that will see stars of top soap, Hollyoaks, take on a team of local lads is sure to provide an extravaganza of entertainment for everyone who attends the event. Taking place at Worcester City’s St George’s Lane club on Saturday 12 July, the match – expected to draw a crowd of around 3000 spectators – will raise money for locally-based national charity, Leukaemia CARE via a secure online form or via the ticket hotline at 0845 521 3456. Tickets are also available from Worcester City Football Club, Bushwackers and Sin. The event is being organised by the charity in association with Wyvern FM, Bushwackers and Sin. Advertisement Worcester team in celebrity football match announced as ticket sales gather pace Tagged with: Celebrity Events – Charity football match in aid of Leukaemia CARE set to draw 3000+ crowd to St. George’s Lane Bob said: “We’re all looking forward to taking part in this exciting event and giving the Hollyoaks squad a run for their money. We are also delighted to have the opportunity to take part in an event that will provide a fantastic day out for all the family while at the same time raising much-needed funds for Leukaemia CARE. We know that many of you will be coming along to cheer on your favourite Hollyoaks stars, but we’d really appreciate your support as well so please do come along to the match and root for your local team!” Steve Paddock or Michele Turner, Market Link PR – 01905 726 575 www.raise4leukaemia.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  44 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis – ends – Howard Lake | 1 July 2008 | News Local Leukaemia CARE volunteer Ian Micklewright, along with well known local sports personalities, Rick Solvason, Worcester Wolves’ basketball team coach; and former Worcester Warrior and owner of Worcester Wine Co, Nick Baxter make up the team. For further information, please contact:Gemma Harris, Leukaemia CARE – 01905 755 977 In addition, Leukaemia CARE is heavily involved with patient advocacy and provides information, holidays, discretionary financial support and has a network of Volunteers throughout the United Kingdom to ensure that there is local support wherever a patient and their family live. While, due to filming schedules, the Hollyoaks squad has yet to be announced, the local team – the Worcester Allstars – has firmed up its line-up for the day. Headed by captain, Bob Marley, owner of mobile phone company The Phone Works, the team also includes Worcester City Chairman, Dave Boddy and Wyvern Fm Breakfast DJ, Paul Kershaw. Joining them are Brandon Weston, owner of the Glasshouse restaurant and Premier Places estate agency, DJs Dain Taylor and Steve Beck who work at Sin and Bushwackers; Dave Smallman from Worcestershire Health Authority; and Neil Bettridge, who owns Amros Promotional Products. Leukaemia CARE is a Worcester-based national charity that provides care and support to patients, their families and carers during the difficult journey through the diagnosis and treatment of leukaemia, lymphoma or an allied blood disorder. Leukaemia CARE provides the only dedicated free, staffed 24 hour phone CARE Line for patients and their families that enables people to discuss their feelings, concerns and emotions at such a difficult period of time. Gates open at the ground at 1.30pm and the match kicks off at 3pm. Tickets are on sale now – £10 for adults, £5 for under 16s – and are available from the Leukaemia CARE website atlast_img read more

Walmart blamed in Bangladesh fire

first_imgWW photo: John CatalinottoPeople protesting the horrific factory fire that last month killed at least 112 garment workers in Bangladesh held a rally Dec. 6 in the center of a South Asian community in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens, N.Y. Speakers focused on the responsibility of giant retailers like U.S. megacorporation Walmart and European firms like Carrefour for squeezing workers’ wages in Bangladesh and promoting unsafe conditions in factories there. Some reported that Walmart management had specifically decided not to promote safety measures because they would increase costs and thus trim the firm’s enormous profits, which came to $15.7 billion in 2011.The group Desis Rising Up and Moving called the rally. DRUM was founded in 2000 to build the power of South Asian low-wage immigrant workers, youth and families in New York City to win economic and educational justice, and civil and immigrant rights. Vamos Unidos, a group of Latino/a street vendors, as well as the May 1 Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights and other progressive groups supported the action, as did local City Council member Daniel Drom. Workers World Party members distributed WW newspaper.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

McGuire named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

first_imgTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter Donald Griffinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/donald-griffin/ Twitter Regan McGuire goes up for a hit in the TCU vs. UTAP volleyball game in TCU’s Rec Center in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 29, 2015. Previous articleYardSmart seminar attracts gardeners, expertsNext articleExperience is key for TCU offense Donald Griffin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donald Griffinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/donald-griffin/ ReddIt Linkedin Donald Griffin Donald Griffinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/donald-griffin/ Donald Griffin is a senior journalism major and serves as the Executive Editor for TCU360. He just returned from a semester in Washington D.C. where he interned for the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In his spare time, he enjoys playing TCU club volleyball, competing for TCU Forensics and giving side-eye during daily conversation. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Library makes study space changes for finals week Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Donald Griffinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/donald-griffin/ Campus tornado alarms sound for inclement weather Linkedin Facebook Facebook TCU, UNTHSC formalize plans for med school collaboration TCU students start cost-sharing travel site printRegan McGuire was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after helping TCU to a 3-0 start on the season.The junior middle blocker was the Most Valuable Player and picked up 26 kills in the Crosstown Classic this weekend.McGuire had a .575 hitting clip and was also the only player in the Big 12 to hit above .500 for the weekend, peaking at a .579 in the match against the University of Texas at El Paso.The Flower Mound, Texas native was also a force at the net over the weekend. She put up 1.67 blocks per set and had 15 blocks for the weekend.TCU travels for the first time this season to San Diego, California for the San Diego State University/University of San Diego Invitational on Sept. 4-5. ReddIt Website| + posts last_img read more

Scholssnagle looks to flip the narrative

first_imgBoschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Garrett Podell Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter printTCU baseball is heading to Omaha Thursday for its historic fourth consecutive trip to the College World Series, searching for their first national championship.Head coach Jim Scholssnagle doesn’t want to go down in history like another team who made four straight trips to the championship round of the playoffs, the Buffalo Bills of the 1990’s.The Bills reached the Super Bowl every season from 1990 to 1993, but they never came home with the Lombardi Trophy. Today, there’s a documentary on their missing rings.“I don’t want to become the Buffalo Bills,” head coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “It’s something I’ve thought about. But it’s a lot different. We’re not going to play one game, like the Super Bowl. We’re going to play a tournament. Tournament baseball is so volatile.”The Horned Frogs have tasted victory in Omaha: they’re 8-8 in four CWS appearances and have reached the national semifinals three times, including last season, which was the closest they’ve been to the final round.Reaching the semifinals after winning their first two games, they had two opportunities to eliminate Coastal Carolina and advance to the national championship series. TCU proceeded to lose two in a row and the Chanticleers won the national championship in three games against Arizona.“At this point, after doing it two times, it would not be satisfying to come home empty-handed,” said right fielder Austen Wade, a junior who will play in his third College World Series.Catcher Evan Skoug, who is also playing in his third world series, is ready for a win.“Coach says there’s never a bad day in Omaha,” Skoug said. “But the last two years, when we finished our season, it was a pretty bad day.”While getting there and staking a claim as one of the best eight college baseball teams in the nation, the Horned Frogs are tired of tasting defeat to end their season.“Last year was bitter,” Wade said. “We put ourselves in a great position by winning the first two games. We’re in the driver’s seat and then suddenly, things just don’t fall our way. That’s not how it should have gone last year.”The Horned Frogs spent a year thinking about last year, and they’re back once more.“We just kept it in the back of our minds, kept that feeling with us,” pitcher Jared Janczak said. “Didn’t take it the wrong way. Just remembered what it was like. Took it into our preparation.”Skoug said the feeling has fueled them to get back to Omaha again.“We carried that with us in the offseason,” Skoug said. “Seven a.m. weights come early in fall workouts, but we know that it’s going to get us in situations like this.”In Game 1, TCU will be the lower-seeded team for the first time in their postseason when it faces off Sunday against Florida. Next comes Louisville, a team with more victories than TCU, or Texas A&M, which has plenty of motivation for a game against the team that eliminated the Aggies in consecutive Super Regionals.Top-ranked Oregon State sits atop the other side of the bracket, losers in just four of the 58 games the Beavers have played this season.“All these programs are big-time names,” Wade said. “I think we belong up there. I think we’ve got an incredible team to go up there and actually accomplish the mission we talked about at the beginning of the fall.” Previous articleTrio of Frogs picked on day two of MLB DraftNext articleWade’s ‘crazy’ draft day exceeds expectations Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt + posts Facebook TCU celebrates its fourth Super Regional Championship in a row and its four consecutive berth to the College World Series. (Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com) Twitter ReddIt Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedinlast_img read more

A Polish journalist again threatened with prosecution

first_img Follow the news on Belarus May 27, 2021 Find out more November 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A Polish journalist again threatened with prosecution BelarusEurope – Central Asia A Polish-language journalist in Belarus, Andrzej Pisalnik, has been threatened with legal action for supposedly affronting Belarusian citizens.An official of the public prosecutor’s office in Grodno’s Leninski district handed a formal caution to Pisalnik at his home on 2 November for “affronting the national honour” and also “the dignity” of Belarusian citizens and Josef Lucznik, representative of the Union of Poles in Belarus, in an article headed “Lukashenko’s Poles” in the Polish-language Belarusian weekly Glos znad Niemna on 22 September.Pisalnik had accused the authorities of stage-managing a meeting of the Union of Poles to ensure Lucznik, who is very close to the government, was elected as leader. Andrei Pochobut, editor of Magazyn Polski, was arrested in the northwestern city of Grodno, near the Polish border, on 20 October. He was freed a few hours later and forbidden to leave Belarus.“For the umpteenth time, the Polish-language media are at the heart of the political crisis between Poland and Belarus,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “17 journalists from the country’s Polish minority have been arrested in the past three months. The media must not be made to pay for this political crisis,” it said.Pochobut was questioned at the city’s Leninski police station about the latest issues of the weekly Polish-language magazine Glos znad Niemna and police sought to check it was being legally published. He was then taken to nearby Shchuchyn and questioned about a criminal matter. He refused to sign a promise not to leave the region. The state-controlled cable network provider Garant, in the Grodno area, cut off access to the very popular Polish TV station TVP1, one of Poland’s main public stations, on 24 October, on orders from the information minister.This happened a few weeks after the station decided to put out a new half-hour weekly programme called Belarus Today and opened an office in Grodno to produce regular programmes, local journalist Andrzej Pisalnik told Reporters Without Borders.“The authorities have moved quickly against press freedom to stop people in Grodno from getting non-censored news,” Pochobut said.TVP1 journalist Agnieszka Romaszewska was arrested on 27 July when she arrived in Shchuchyn. Police claimed she did not have the required Belarusian foreign ministry accreditation.Political tension between Belarus and Poland increased during the summer when Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko accused the United States, with help from Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania, of trying to overthrow his regime. Polish and Belarusian diplomats were then expelled from each other’s countries. Receive email alerts to go further Editor Andrei Pochobut, of the Polish-language magazine Magazyn Polski, was arrested in Grodno on 20 October. Access to Poland’s TVP1 TV station was cut off four days later. “17 journalists from the country’s Polish minority have been arrested by the Belarusian authorities in the past three months”, reminded Reporters Without Borders. Organisation Help by sharing this information BelarusEurope – Central Asia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News June 2, 2021 Find out more News News News If he wrote another such article, the journalist would be prosecuted under article 130 (1) of the criminal code, which provides for a fine or up to five years imprisonment for “affronting national honour and dignity.”- – – – – –Harassment of Polish journalists and media continues 27 october 2005 May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” RSF_en “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF sayslast_img read more

‘34 good years’: Knotts retires from Farm Service Agency

first_img Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Jeff Knotts (right) Pike/Bullock Farm Service Agency County Executive Director retired with 34 plus years of service. A reception was held honoring Knotts on January 3. David McCurdy (left), Alabama State Executive Director presented certificates for his dedicated service to the USDA. Knotts and his wife, Karen have three children, Brooke, Katy and Jeffery. Their home is in Troy. Jeff Knotts, Pike/Bullock Farm Service Agency County executive director, retired on January 3, with 34 years of service. Actually, 34 years and seven months but who’s counting,” Knotts said, with a smile. “It has been a good 34 years and I have enjoyed working with farmers all across the state,” he said. “Working for the farmers and for the United States Department of Agriculture has been the perfect job for me.” Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Sponsored Content ‘34 good years’: Knotts retires from Farm Service Agency Alabama State Executive Director David McCurdy said Knotts was always dedicated to his farmers.“Jeff worked with his farmers in the fields and helped them in any way that he could,” McCurdy said. “And, that included the administration of the Farm Bill to the farmers of Pike County.”McCurdy said he worked with Knotts for 30 years and he was dedicated to his work in and out of the field and was always available to assist the farmers. “Jeff did an outstanding job for the FSA and Alabama farmers for all those year,” he said. “He will be missed and we wish him all the best.”It was the encouragement of Knotts’ mother and an icy cold night on an oilrig out in the Gulf of Mexico that pointed Knotts in the direction of the FSA.“My mother worried about me out on the oil rig but, it was a good job,” Knotts said. “We got to fish and pull sharks up in the crane. But, when the temperature dropped to below freezing and the wind chill was -10 degrees, I decided that job was not for me.”Knotts’ uncle, Boyd Drinkard, alerted him to a part-time job with the FSA as a field worker in Dale County. He applied and got the job, which he worked he greater part of 1983. He then did field work in Barbour County from 1983 until 1986. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 3:00 am Friday, January 26, 2018 Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Whaley tapped for prestigious Hall of Fame honor Alex Whaley Sr. of Whaley Construction Co. was one of three leaders recently inducted into the 2018 Alabama Construction Hall… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “I went back to Dale County so I could attend Troy University classes after work,” he said. The class work paid off and Knotts was selected as one of 60 FSA employees to work at the National Headquarters in Washington D.C.“I worked in the livestock division and I could sit at my desk and look out the window and see the Washington Monument,” Knotts said. “That was something for a country boy that had never even been to Washington before.” After two years in the nation’s capital and, with all the family and friends’ tours directed, Knotts decided it was time to go back to the home field advantage.“Home, family, friends,” Knotts said. “I missed that.”He did compliance work at the FSA State Office in Montgomery from 1989 until 2002, when he became the executive director of the Pike/Bullock Farm Service Agency in Troy.“Troy is home,” Knotts said. “Even while I was working in Montgomery, we were living in Troy and the children were in school here. It was good to be working in Troy because I could attend the children’s school functions and just be around home more.”As for his work, Knotts said he enjoyed working with farmers that he knew personally and being a part of the local farming community.“I enjoyed working with the state, too, and made many friends and developed contacts statewide but it was good to be working at home,” he said. “Working with the FSA was a good decision and I enjoyed my work and the people. I was the perfect job for me.”The freezing temperatures and icy conditions last week validated Knotts’ decision to look toward the green grass of home.When the weather is warm enough and the grass is high enough, he will spend many happy hours mowing that green grass.“I enjoy mowing and anything else that I can do outside,” he said. “I’ve got pine trees and some land that needs seeing about. I’m not in a hurry to find anything to keep me busy.”Knotts is new to retirement but he is certain that he won’t get bored. He knows how to get busy and stay busy and to, at least, look busy. And, he doesn’t mind doing nothing.last_img read more

Body of notorious gangster John Dillinger to be exhumed from Indianapolis cemetery

first_imgMihajlo Maricic/iStock(INDIANAPOLIS) — The body John Dillinger, who is accused of terrorizing the Midwest in the early 1930s and became a major figure of the U.S. “gangster era,” will be exhumed from the Indianapolis cemetery where he has been interred for 85 years.The Indiana State Department of Health approved a permit earlier this month to exhume Dillinger’s body in September, a copy of the permit shows. It was filed by Dillinger’s nephew, Michael C. Thompson, but did not list a reason for the request.Dillinger is currently buried at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. His body will be reinterred on Sept. 16 at 10 a.m., according to the permit.Jennifer O’Malley, spokeswoman for the state’s department of health, did not say why the request was made and told ABC News the agency’s only role is to issue the permit.Calls to the Crown Hill Cemetery were not immediately returned.The Federal Bureau of Investigation called Dillinger a “notorious and vicious thief.” He and his gang were accused of killing 10 men, wounding seven others, robbing banks, and staging three jailbreaks from September 1933 to July 1934, according to the agency. Dillinger was never convicted of murder.Dillinger, who had evaded capture for months, was killed on July 22, 1934, after agents received a tip that he was going to see a movie at the Biograph Theater in Chicago.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The Cockburn Island Formation; Late Pliocene interglacial sedimentation in the James Ross Basin, northern Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgThe longest-known pectinid-bearing deposit in the Antarctic, the “Pecten-conglomerate” of Cockburn Island in the James Ross Island group, northern Antarctic Peninsula, is herein formally named the Cockburn Island Formation. A detailed account of its lithology, palaeontology, age and depositional environment is given. Deposition is thought to have taken place during a late Pliocene interglacial episode. The Cockburn Island Formation is younger than 2.8 Ma and is a possible correlative of the Scallop Hill Formation in the McMurdo Sound region, East Antarctica.last_img read more

Nicklaus Britt Ends Rose Invitational Tied For 26th

first_img Tags: Jared Kinoshita/Nicklaus Britt/Rose Invitational/Waikoloa FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWAIKOLOA, Hawaii-Wednesday, the Rose Invitational hosted by the Waikoloa Kings Course of Waikoloa, Hawaii concluded with Dixie State’s men’s golf team finishing 7th overall with a score of 291 (879).Former Millard High star, Nicklaus Britt, finished tied for 26th overall as he shot a 75 on Wednesday, finishing with a collective score of 222.Hawaii-Hilo, the host for this event, won the tournament with a collective score of 288 (857).The individual winner was the Vulcans’ Jared Kinoshita who shot a 68 on Wednesday, to finish at 205.This tournament concludes the fall season for the Dixie State men’s golf squad. Brad James October 31, 2018 /Sports News – Local Nicklaus Britt Ends Rose Invitational Tied For 26th Written bylast_img read more

Home Office immigration crackdown on Alternative Tuck Shop

first_imgHome Office Immigration Enforcement officers raided the Alternative Tuck Shop on Holywell St on Wednesday afternoon and arrested two staff members for illegally entering the UK.A spokesperson for the Home Office told Cherwell, “Acting on intelligence, Home Office Immigration Enforcement officers visited [the] Alternative Tuck Shop on Holywell Street in Oxford at around 1pm on Wednesday 29 May, where they carried out immigration checks on members of staff.“Two people were arrested for entering the UK illegally, a 26-year-old man from Bangladesh and a 27-year-old man from Algeria. “The Bangladeshi man was detained pending his removal from the UK, while the Algerian was granted immigration bail while the Home Office deals with his case.”He also explained the potential consequence the ATS may face because of these arrests: “The business will now have to provide proof to the Home Office that the correct right-to-work checks were carried out on the men or they will be fined up to £10,000 per worker for employing them.”UK employers are required by law to run checks on potential employees to make sure that they have the right to work in the UK. The checks consist of taking copies of original documents that prove that the person concerned is allowed to work. Employers must also ensure that work they give does not infringe on any restrictions on the type of work that their potential employees can do.If a person’s right to work is affected by time limits, employers have to renew their checks on documents every year. It is also illegal knowingly to employ an illegal worker even if the relevant checks have been carried out. After the arrests the ATS temporarily closed.Stuart O’Reilly, a student at Pembroke, who stood as the UKIP candidate for St Clement’s and Cowley Marsh in the recent county council elections, offered his more general thoughts on illegal immigration, commenting, “If [the ATS staff arrested] were working illegally then it means that they probably aren’t paying tax, they aren’t fully protected by the law and they don’t necessarily get the minimum wage.He continued, “The reason we have these laws on employment in place is for the protection of workers’ rights and to ensure that vacancies are fairly advertised. This is why there is such thing as legal and illegal immigration and eligibility to work, and I hope these laws are being enforced.”Nico Hobhouse, Co-Chair of Oxford University Liberal Democrats, commented, “Illegal immigration is, by definition, illegal. Migrants and their employers should abide by UK laws that regulate immigration.“However, we should not confuse the problem of illegal immigration with immigration in general. Most immigration benefits the economy and enriches our society and we should be careful not to react too strongly to instances such as those at the Alternative Tuck Shop.”One Lincoln second year commented, “Having travelled the long and dusty pilgramage from the Turl to Holywell St for my daily Chicken Satay Baguette (no salad), I reached the hallowed entrance to the most established Tuck Shop in Oxford, but was apologetically turned away by a member of staff who ushered a man in a security guard-style uniform inside.She added, “They said they would re-open in an hour, but unable to wait so long for my warm sandwich I instead turned to Taylor’s for a Cajun Chicken and Brie Flatbread, and so I can’t confirm how long the shop was closed for.”last_img read more

Oxford faces affordable housing crisis

first_imgA recent report by the Centre for Cities has ranked Oxford the least affordable city to live in and recommended expansion onto the city’s green belt.The average home price in Oxford is now 5.8 times the typical local salary and Oxford topped the ranking for unaffordable housing, beating Cambridge and London to first place.The report urged Oxford to prioritise building on brownfield sites, which could provide 1,500 new homes, but also to develop green belt land to provide 9,500 new homes within a 25 minutes’ walk from the train station.Significant areas of west Oxford were highlighted by the report for possible development of green belt sites. Such a solution has created controversy among members of Oxford’s student body, who stress the environmental concerns of building on the countryside that surrounds the city.OUSU Environment & Ethics Officer Xavier Cohen told Cherwell, “We do not need to build on the green belt. We are not facing a housing crisis. We are facing a housing allocation crisis. There are over double more long term empty homes than homeless families in Britain.”“We need to allocate houses to those who need them rather than to those who can afford to buy them.”Cohen said, “The environment should not suffer; landlords and the increasingly wealthy rentier class should”.However the report maintains that, in light of the housing crisis, a review of the use of green belt land is necessary. A Centre for Cities spokesman told the Oxford Mail, “The shortage of housing in Oxford has pushed up house prices, forcing residents and workers to spend more of their earnings on housing, or pricing them out of the city altogether.”“This in turn limits the ability of Oxford’s businesses to recruit the best workers.”The report stressed that local businesses had identified the “expansion of the city essential to support their growth”, with increased opportunities for recruitment.Citing Oxford’s strong economic links with neighbouring local authorities, it claimed that with “well-connected land in these authorities” there would be 98,770 homes and “considerable” contributions to the wider area’s economy. Yet, the report explained that “poor co-operation of local authorities” is “a significant hindrance to economic growth” in the city.It also noted that, “neighbouring authorities have frequently opposed the city wide Strategic Housing Market Assessment [SHMA], despite recognising the need for more housing in the area.”The assessment stresses the focus of development on housing with strong urban transport links. In a comparative section, the report argued that Cambridge have taken on the guidance of the SHMA more successfully in growing the city.This latest news comes a month after a group of squatters occupied the Old Power Station in Arthur Street, in West Oxford in order to host a series of events to draw attention to Oxford’s housing crisis.The squat was ended by the threat of a legal injunction from the University.last_img read more