Greif Nigeria Plc ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgGreif Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Greif Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Greif Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Greif Nigeria Plc (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileGreif Nigeria Plc (formerly Van Leer Containers (Nigeria) Plc) manufactures and markets steel drums in Nigeria as well as plastic containers and sheet metal products. The company also offers services for steel punching and aluminium welding. Greif Nigeria Plc is subsidiary of Greif International Holding BV. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Greif Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I’d buy cheap FTSE 250 growth shares today to get rich

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’d buy cheap FTSE 250 growth shares today to get rich “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The recent decline in the stock market may convince some investors that owning FTSE 250 growth shares is too risky. Some companies have seen their shares slump dramatically as investors respond to the uncertain outlook facing the world economy.However, FTSE 250 growth shares may be worthy of consideration for investors who are seeking capital growth over the long term. Following recent stock price falls, they could offer growth at a reasonable price. They could also provide high capital returns as part of a diverse portfolio of stocks.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 shares on offerGrowth companies tend to be affected more by changes in the outlook for the global economy than defensive investments. For example, consumers may decide to forego expensive premium products in favour of other low-cost options.As such, growth shares tend to underperform during times of uncertainty. But this does not tend to last. When the outlook for the global economy starts to improve, growth stocks can see a dramatic improvement in performance. So, while these companies may experience further uncertainty in the short term, they have the potential to generate healthy returns over the long run.Blue-chip growthGrowth stocks tend to outperform defensive investments over the long term.However, picking growth stocks can be a risky business. Because these businesses rely on their growing earnings to provide the cash they need to to keep the lights on, a small decline in short-term fortunes can have a significant impact on the business’s long term prospects as a result. With this being the case, investors may be better off sticking with FTSE 250 growth shares. These companies may offer the perfect combination of growth and safety.These firms are still growing, but they’re well established enough that they’re unlikely to collapse after just one or two bad months.For investors who are looking to benefit from the capital growth potential of growth stocks without taking on too much risk, a diverse portfolio of FTSE 250 companies may offer the perfect combination.DiversificationDiversification is essential in the current environment. The outlook for the global economy is highly uncertain right now. It’s impossible to tell how long the coronavirus crisis will last, and what the long term impacts of the crisis will be on the global economy.It is also impossible to tell which companies will survive the crisis. Therefore, the best way for investors to prepare for all eventualities could be to own a diverse portfolio of FTSE 250 growth shares.Spreading your capital across multiple industries and regions means you’ll become less reliant on a small number of sectors or companies.This should allow you to benefit from the upside potential of these investments while minimising risk at the same time. Such an approach should help you achieve a growing level of financial freedom over the long run. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 16th May, 2020 | More on: ^FTMC center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

Northwestern Pennsylvania, Western New York food ministries see increased demand

first_imgNorthwestern Pennsylvania, Western New York food ministries see increased demand Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags COVID-19, Health & Healthcare Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Posted Apr 23, 2020 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events [Dioceses of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York] It’s not the warmest way to share the love of God, but it works.A client comes to the door of the food pantry at St. Philip’s Church in Buffalo, New York, knocks, and then steps back to observe a proper social distance. A volunteer answers, asks how many people the client is feeding, and retrieves the appropriate number of bags.“Then we set the bags on the stoop, and back away,” said the Rev. Steve Lane, the church’s rector. “And they come forward and pick it up.”Churches all over the Dioceses of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York have joined St. Philip’s in either making adjustments to existing food ministries or undertaking new initiatives to make sure that neighbors who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 induced economic downturn have enough to eat.Parish food pantries across both dioceses estimate that they are serving 30% to 40% more people than usual. They are also receiving increased donations from large regional food banks such as FeedMore WNY and Second Harvest of Northwestern Pennsylvania, as well as from local grocers, parishioners and community members.“It’s bringing out the best in people around here. I am really impressed,” said Cass Shimek, administrator at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Erie, Pennsylvania, who manages the food pantry and several other outreach efforts.At St. Philip’s, Lane, his wife, Ellyn, and four women from the congregation meet on Tuesday afternoons to pack bags of food. “Our initial number was 30, but we have increased that number to 42,” said Ellyn Lane. About 70% of their clients arrive on foot or by bus, she said.In downtown Erie, the need is particularly acute. “We serve an area that has access to almost nothing,” Shimek said. “There is no grocery store, two small mom-and-pop corner stores, a Family Dollar and a Rite Aid. And better than 50% of people who come don’t have vehicles.”The cathedral, which distributed almost 80 bags of food three weeks ago, and 106 bags last Friday, faced some daunting logistical challenges when the pandemic began. It had previously relied on 19 volunteers to staff its Friday food pantry, but 18 of them were at high risk from the virus. Now Shimek, Sexton Terry Bishop and the remaining volunteer, Will Hicks, do the entire job, with occasional help from the Rev. Dorothy Konyha, a deacon. Because Bishop is a firefighter, he cannot risk infection by interacting with clients, so that work falls exclusively to Shimek.After their first distribution during the pandemic, she realized that clients were not following social distancing guidelines. “We painted a distancing path to keep our clients 6 feet from one another, which has proven to be quite successful,” she said.Her willingness to interact with clients has also made the cathedral aware of needs that might have gone unnoticed. One of these is toilet paper. Shimek said it is selling out so quickly at the stores that are accessible on foot that shipments received at Family Dollar have been sold straight out of the box to customers who began queuing up before the store opened. “One guy stood in line two mornings at Family Dollar and still didn’t get any,” she said.In response to the shortage, the cathedral is now sponsoring a toilet paper drive. Members of the diocese interested in helping are asked to drop toilet paper at the cathedral office next Wednesday, April 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. and next Thursday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, people also can contact Shimek.Not everyone can leave the house to shop, but the partner dioceses have found other ways for people to support those in need and those responding to the pandemic. During Holy Week and Easter Sunday, the diocese raised $3,145 for programs and organizations across the region that are meeting urgent needs for food. The first round of donations supported the Genesis Center in Buffalo, a program of St. Simon’s, Buffalo, and a “circle of compassion” organized by the Cathedral of St. Paul and St. Mark’s Church in Erie whose activities include working with local businesses to deliver cookies to a soup kitchen, sandwiches to an elementary school, and cupcakes to retirement communities and to Lord Corporation, whose workers are making pieces for masks and ventilators. Last week, the congregations partnered with Make It Fabulous Catering, a regular vendor of the diocese, to deliver 400 boxed lunches to health care staff at the Erie VA Medical Center.Contributions to the Easter appeal will be accepted through May 31, Pentecost Sunday. Future rounds of funding will support other feeding programs across the partnership dioceses.In addition, the cathedral and St. Mark’s have contributed $10,000 to an initiative, led by Red Letter Hospitality, that is providing meals to health care workers in Erie at St. Vincent Hospital, UPMC Hamot, and Millcreek Community Hospital during the pandemic.“Together our dioceses are responding to urgent needs across our region,” said Bishop Sean Rowe. “We are loving our neighbor by both observing sound social distancing practices and seizing the opportunities we have identified to be of help. I am grateful to everyone involved in these ministries.”The Rev. Luke Fodor and the people of St. Luke’s in Jamestown, New York, seized an opportunity to help, but when the opportunity changed shape, they didn’t let go.The parish was set to become the new host of Mobile Market, a project of the Jamestown Public Market through which low-income shoppers can buy fresh produce from local farms at subsidized prices. When the pandemic hit, however, those plans were canceled. Instead, Fodor joined with the leaders of other local religious and nonprofit organizations to begin coordinating the existing food distribution networks in Chautauqua County and advocating for systems that deliver better food to more needy people in the area.“We’ve got a food crisis line that people can call,” Fodor said. “We’ve got hale and hearty folks who don’t mind delivering food. Most of our work is not really in running a pantry but coordinating the various efforts and pantries that are out there.”The leaders have also established a friendly fundraising competition between the faith communities to see who can raise the most money for food relief efforts. “We are calling it the Friendly Food Fund Fight, and it will run until May 3,” he said.Fodor and the parish are also using the pandemic as part of their continuing effort to think more deeply about food-related issues. “There is more demand [for food assistance] than we would like to admit,” Fodor said. “I think there are people not being served who could be served. And the food that comes often isn’t good, nimble or sufficient, and then there are restrictions on distribution at each location, like just one time a month. We want to educate people and advocate for them.”Few parishes are as well equipped to explore the ethical and theological aspects of the food system as St. Luke’s is. The staff includes Linnea Carlson, the director of the Jamestown Public Market, who also leads adult formation efforts related to food issues. Jessica Frederick, the minister for youth, children and families, was a farmer before entering the ordination process and often integrates agricultural themes into faith formation programs, including a new Rogation Sunday effort beginning in May. The parish sponsors a community-supported agriculture (CSA) initiative, 80% of whose stakeholders are members of the parish.“Our whole liturgical life cycle is based on the agricultural cycle and the food cycle, but we don’t understand it,” Fodor said. “I want to live in a world where food comes to me locally, has the most nutritional value, and supports people in my community.” Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, ILlast_img read more

U.S. Peace Council: ‘Stop the US-Led Coup Against Venezuela!’

first_imgThe following statement was issued Jan. 26.Petitions and condemnations are not enough! The U.S. peace movement must act decisively!Once again, the bloody hand of U.S. imperialism is reaching out into Venezuela to complete the failed job of regime change that it started in 2002 against President Hugo Chávez. There is no doubt that another U.S.-led coup is underway to topple the democratically elected government of President Maduro in the hope of putting an end to the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela.The illegal act by the U.S. government to recognize Juan Guaidó as the “President of Venezuela” is not only in violation of international law and the United Nations Charter, but constitutes a direct attack on the Venezuelan people’s right to national sovereignty and self-determination. We do not forget that the same tactic of creating a U.S.-fabricated “alternative government” was also used by the Obama administration, and especially by Hillary Clinton as the U.S. secretary of state, in an attempt to overthrow the legitimate government of President Bashar Assad in Syria.The forced regime change operation in Venezuela is just another instance of the ongoing policy adopted by U.S. imperialism against the governments that have been resisting U.S. domination since the dismantling of the USSR: Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, North Korea.  It is now being intensified by the exclusively corporate/military-controlled Trump administration. In addition, recent efforts by NATO to recruit Latin American countries, such as Colombia and Brazil, further threaten countries like Venezuela which dare to assert their autonomy.This criminal, decades-long, regime change policy is driven by both economic and strategic objectives. Venezuela has been in U.S. crosshairs, along with Iraq, Libya and Iran, for its large oil reserves. Venezuela is also the primary exporter of oil to the United States. U.S. control of these rapidly depleting oil reserves is key to U.S. imperialism’s domination of the global economy in the 21st century, especially in the face of emerging, powerful challenges from countries like China and Russia.But an even more urgent motivation for U.S. imperialism to force regime change in Venezuela is to put an end to the anti-imperialist role Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution has played in Latin America. Since the ascendance of President Hugo Chávez to power in 1999, the Bolivarian government of Venezuela has played a critical role in promoting self-determination, democracy and mass-empowerment in Latin America. Venezuela has been Cuba’s main supporter during the emergency period that it faced after the disintegration of the socialist camp. Venezuela provided subsidized oil to numerous countries in the Caribbean — Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Belize and Nicaragua — that allowed those countries to finance education, reduce poverty and pay down debt. Venezuela also provided deeply discounted heating oil to impoverished families in 25 states throughout the U.S.It is for all these reasons that the success of a U.S.-led coup in Venezuela would result in a disaster, not only for the people of Venezuela, but for all of Latin America and even the people of the United States. It could easily lead to a long civil war and possibly another U.S. military intervention, this time in Venezuela, especially since Trump, Bolton and Pompeo have consistently said that this option is on the table.This would lead to displacement of hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of people, creating a huge wave of refugees throughout Latin America, which would affect the United States as well. Given Trump’s anti-refugee, anti-immigrant, wall policy, one can imagine the dimensions of the humanitarian disaster that could arise.The U.S. Peace Council strongly opposes U.S. imperialism’s criminal interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela and demands full respect for the will of the majority of the Venezuelan people who have freely elected Nicolás Maduro as their president.We call upon the U.S. peace movement to not limit itself to just signing petitions and issuing statements of condemnation, as important as they are. While these methods are necessary and helpful in applying pressure on the U.S. Congress and the government, the history of U.S. imperialism has demonstrated that such appeals alone have not been effective enough to stop the crimes that are being committed by our government abroad in our name.We need to organize broad mass protests in every corner of the country, against war, against foreign intervention and against violations of the U.N. Charter by the U.S. ruling class.Many organizations in the U.S. and around the world have already issued calls for mass protests against the ongoing U.S. coup attempt in Venezuela.  For a partial list of actions [visit].We urge our members and supporters, and all peace-loving people, to join these actions or organize similar protests in their own area.Let us remember how we stopped the Vietnam War. Let us join hands again to demonstrate the immense power of the people who want peace and an end to imperialist interventions.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Against police violence and capitalism, to rebel is justified

first_imgWorkers World salutes all the brave protesters in Minneapolis, currently ground zero against police terror. We also salute those activists in Los Angeles, Memphis and other cities who are organizing protests and braving the pandemic to be in the streets or in car caravans to show solidarity with the demand: Justice for George Floyd and all victims of police violence.The corporate media call the May 27 protest in Minneapolis a “riot.” In a speech on March 14, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. defined that term, saying, “A riot is the language of the unheard.” Following his assassination less than a month later,  Black people rose up in hundreds of cities in righteous protest. They were heard.So was the Black population of Minneapolis. During the May 27 action, community members broke the windows and slashed the tires of a long line of police cars while arrogant cops drove them. The community, united in action, raised one powerful voice to say: “We are all George Floyd” — meaning that any one of them could wind up a victim of a police lynching at any place or time.The protests responded to the May 25 videotaped lynching of a Black man, George Floyd.  Everyone who watched the video saw a white racist cop, Derek Chauvin, choke Floyd to death with his knee as he was begging for his mother and his life while three other cops, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng, did nothing to stop this atrocity.Protester in Minneapolis in response to cop murder of George Floyd.Credit: Thegrio.comThe long unheard Black community in Minneapolis only needed a spark — Floyd’s execution — to arouse its collective anger built up during years of humiliating police occupation, harassment, beatings and arrests – and rise up. Even the statistics justify their anger: Of those who police shot in Minneapolis from late 2009 to May 2019, some 60 percent were from the Black community — though they make up only 20 percent of the total population. (New York Times, May 28)Righteous protesters broke the windows of the Third Precinct Headquarters where the four fired cops were once based. They picked up tear gas canisters the cops targeted at them and threw them back at the police. They burned or expropriated goods from AutoZone, Target and other businesses.A class view of violenceOnce the protests moved from “peaceful” on May 26 to direct action on May 27, the corporate media rushed to defend the capitalists’ sacred private property and labeled some protesters “violent.” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and other officials called for “calm.”This posturing repeats the standard attempt by capitalist politicians who seek to drive a wedge between the masses on the issue of nonviolence.They focused on the same argument in Watts, Los Angeles in 1965; in Newark, N.J., and Detroit in 1967; in the hundreds of uprisings following King’s assassination in 1968; the Miami rebellion of 1980; the Los Angeles rebellion in 1992; and Ferguson, Mo., in 2014.Sam Marcy’s A Marxist Defense of the L.A. Rebellion. Download it from his 1992 pamphlet, “A Marxist Defense of the LA Rebellion,” Workers World Party chairperson Sam Marcy wrote:  “In times when the bourgeoisie is up against the wall, when the masses have risen suddenly and unexpectedly, the bourgeoisie gets most lyrical in abjuring violence. It conjures up all sorts of lies and deceits about the unruliness of a few among the masses as against the orderly law-abiding many.“Marxism here again cuts through it all. The Marxist view of violence flows from an altogether different concept. It first of all distinguishes between the violence of the oppressors as against the responsive violence of the masses. Just to be able to formulate it that way is a giant step forward, away from disgusting bourgeois praise for nonviolence. It never occurs to any of them to show that the masses have never made any real leap forward with the theory of nonviolence. Timidity never made it in history.“Indeed, Marxists do prefer nonviolent methods if the objectives the masses seek — freedom from oppression and exploitation — can be obtained that way. But Marxism explains the historical evolution of the class struggle as well as the struggle of oppressed nations as against oppressors.”There are two factors that these multigenerational events have in common:  First, they were ignited by police terror, especially killings of Black people; and second, they were major rebellions, carried out by the oppressed and their allies against their oppression due to decades-long inhumane conditions caused by capitalism.Rebellions scare the hell out of the billionaire ruling class that wants to keep hidden its super-exploitation of the workers and oppressed.  But when rebellions do break out, the ruling class will unleash its state apparatus — the police,  Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the National Guard and even the Army in an attempt to terrorize neo-colonized peoples in the Black, Brown and Indigenous communities.When the masses rebel, they are not only rebelling against the state, but they are rebelling against an oppressive system that denies them the basic necessities of life — jobs, housing, health care, education and the right to live free from all forms of oppression, etc. — in order to fulfill the inherent profit drive of capitalism.As Marcy emphasizes, any spontaneous or unorganized violence from the oppressed is self-defense against the organized armed force of the state.  There is no equal sign between the two; they represent two distinct, antagonistic social classes.From diverse ideological perspectives, what both King and Marcy stated connect to today’s events in south MinneapolisHowever any oppressed community sees fit to fight back against legal and extralegal terrorism — be it the police or neofascists — alongside mainly antiracist white youth, is justified. It should be supported and defended against the slanderous attacks and lies propagated by right-wing and even so-called liberal media and politicians, whose primary objective is to apologize for a rotten system living on borrowed time.Read Sam Marcy’s pamphlet at FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Climate of fear prevents journalists from working freely

first_imgThe editor of an Ivorian daily said: “Despite our independence and our attempts to be neutral, we have been pressured by the president’s office, which does not want us to refer to Alassane Ouattara as the ‘president-elect.’ So we are forced to call him the ‘former prime minister’ or ‘mentor of the RHDP’ party.”After a dangerous month of December, journalists risked their lives again to cover this week’s deadly clashes between, on one hand, police, gendarmes and soldiers and, on the other, the population of certain Abidjan districts such as Abobo, in the north of the city, which is reputedly pro-Ouattara. “We have no protection, we don’t know where the shots are going to come from,” an Ivorian journalist said.A crew with the pan-African TV station Vox Africa accompanying UN peacekeepers in the Yopougon district of Abidjan on 11 January found Kalashnikovs being pointed at them by members of the Republican Guard and the Security Operations Command Centre (CECOS), formed by the gendarmerie and the Anti-Riot Squad (BAE). The cameraman was forced to surrender his camera to the Republican Guard under threat of being shot. The crew recovered it yesterday at the headquarters of the Abidjan gendarmerie’s criminal investigation department.In the state-owned media, especially Radio-Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI) and the daily Fraternité Matin, journalists are being blacklisted if they are known or assumed to be supporters of Ouattara’s party, the Houphouëtiste Rally for Democracy and Peace (RHDP). One, the host of a sports programme, was prevented from broadcasting on 5 January. Others have stopped going to work.Alain le Roy, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire, ONUCI, said at the start of January that the mission was encountering “very serious difficulties” because of growing hostility from the population that was being fuelled by the “mendacious claims” being broadcast by the state-owned RTI.The UN Security Council responded on 10 January by demanding “an immediate halt to the use of media, especially RTI, to propagate false information to incite hatred and violence, including against the UN.” News Receive email alerts Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election News Côte d’IvoireAfrica Organisation January 13, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Climate of fear prevents journalists from working freely October 29, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire RSF_en center_img Photo : AFP The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa to go further Help by sharing this information Côte d’IvoireAfrica Reports RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Reporters Without Borders condemns the acts of intimidation and violence to which journalists are currently being subjected in Côte d’Ivoire, as the political crisis resulting from the 28 November presidential election drags on with no sign of a resolution in sight.“We deplore the climate of fear in Abidjan for journalists trying to cover developments,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “The continuing struggle between Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo, the violence and the deterioration in the situation are making life very difficult for them. Exposed to major harassment and security problems, the press has been a hostage since 28 November.”Several Ivorian journalists have spoken about their concerns to Reporters Without Borders on condition of anonymity.“It is true that our newspapers are still coming out, but it is now very difficult to work in peace,” a print media journalist said. “We receive death threats every day in SMS messages or phone calls. Today, for fear of being attacked, we were forced to abandon the newspaper’s headquarters and work elsewhere.” October 16, 2020 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Making One’s Way of Life Less Expensive and Cleaner with an IZIP Metro eBike

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News center_img Herbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeauty I sold an electric bike to a young man last month, and he came in recently for a few adjustments. While I worked on the bike, he talked about his experience using an electric bike as his only mode of transportation.When he first came to my shop, he had already decided to buy an electric bike. As a recent college graduate, he was living with family to minimize expenses while job hunting. “Owning a car at this point in my life is not an option. I’d been riding my bicycle and using the bus, but it’s so slow. I needed something to get around at a reasonable speed, and in the case of an interview, without sweating. I had done some work for an ebike company before and was familiar with them, so I knew it’s what I needed. Brio Electric Bikes in Monrovia was close and had a wide variety of bikes on display.”He purchased an IZIP Metro, being drawn to the large, frame mounted front basket. “I can carry my full gym bag in there, and more.” The bike also features a 500 watt motor, capable of climbing most any hill in the area and maintaining up to 20mph. The 36 volt lithium-ion batteries are hidden inside the frame, which lowers the center of gravity (better handling), and makes the bike look less “electric.” A wide, spring-mounted seat and upright handlebars give a comfortable, and adjustable, riding position.“I’ve put 300 miles on the bike in less than a month, and I love it. I go to the gym, the library, see friends, whatever, and I get there fast. It’s really nice to not buy gas, not only for the savings, but also knowing I’m not contributing to bad air quality today. The bike will go 20 mph on level ground under power. If I pedal with it, the battery will last for 20 miles or more. I’ve found that by using throttle only (no pedaling), I can go 14 miles. That’s great for those places I need to arrive clean and cool.”For longer distances, electric bikes are allowed on the Gold line / Metro Rail (not during rush hours), Metro Link, and Amtrak. There are also busses with bike racks, but most electric bikes are too heavy for the average person to safely lift above the waist. If you have a driver’s license, you can always rent a car, whether traditional rentals or hourly schemes like Zipcar.So, was it worth spending over $2000 for an electric bike? “Absolutely! I would have spent that much in gas and insurance the first year of owning a car. Then there’s still the cost of the car, registration and repairs. I know I’ll own a car someday, but even when I do, my electric bike will still be cheaper and easier to use for short trips. It’s fast & cool, and a great conversation starter.”Come see the IZIP Metro, and many other electric bikes at Brio Electric Bikes, 113 E. Olive Ave., Monrovia. (626) 657-2251. Brio also repairs bicycles, electric bicycles and electric scooters.For more information, visit Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Personal Living Making One’s Way of Life Less Expensive and Cleaner with an IZIP Metro eBike An eBike testimonial By KEITH STEPHENS Published on Friday, November 15, 2013 | 11:37 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Farrow & Ball to Open New Showroom in Pasadena Old Town

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Farrow and Ball, a British manufacturer of paints and wallpapers largely based upon historic color palettes and archives, will be opening its newest showroom in Pasadena’s historic Old Town district on Monday, April 25..This will be Farrow and Ball’s second showroom in California and thirteenth in North America, according to a company representative.“Farrow and Ball’s Pasadena showroom will be a place for the community to come experience all that the brand has to offer, with complimentary colour experts and professional consultations available daily,” the representative said. “The new space has been specifically crafted to highlight each of the 132-hues and display the wide range of wallpapers, enabling and inspiring guests to visualize their dream design while providing the tools to make it happen.”Like its sister stores in the U.K. and in the U.S., the Pasadena showroom will feature the company’s wide range of paint colors and finishes, all paint sample pots, a full range of wallpapers and A4 wallpaper samples, preparation and application products as well as in-store consultancy for those that need advice on their paint or wallpaper needs.The 1,500 square-foot contemporary showroom will open at 54 W. Green Street in Pasadena.Boston says the site has been designed to aid color selection, with an experienced team to offer decorating guidance and inspiration. The showroom will display the company’s palette of 132 colors, including nine recently launched new hues, and its unique painted wallpaper collections.Opening hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAre You His Ms. Right? 12 Signs He Thinks You AreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Business News Farrow & Ball to Open New Showroom in Pasadena Old Town From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 18, 2016 | 3:35 pm Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pallaskenry comes out to play

first_imgNewsCommunityPallaskenry comes out to playBy Liam Togher – August 7, 2014 801 THERE was a celebratory mood in Pallaskenry over the August Bank Holiday weekend as the community’s new playground was opened in splendid sunshine.Families and children turned up in large numbers to mark the opening of the playground, which was built within the space of a week across the summer and is the culmination of three years of endeavour from the playground committee. The facility has a wide range of equipment for children up to 13 years of age, including slides, swings and climbing structures, as well as a zip wire.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Pallaskenry playground was three years in the making, with the committee raising more than €38,000 in a concerted fundraising effort over the past 14 months. The project has also benefitted from West Limerick Resources grant aid to the tune of €103,000.Committee chairperson Tara Hickson spoke of her delight at seeing how much the children enjoyed using the playground on its opening day and paid thanks to those who made the project possible.She said: “It was absolutely fantastic and so rewarding to see the laughter and enjoyment in the playground this weekend. This project is testament to the hard work of the committee members, the support of so many people and of course the support of West Limerick Resources.”The playground is open for the summer months daily from 9:30am to 9:30pm, with parking available at the community centre across the road. A formal opening ceremony is due to take place in the coming months. There is still some work to be completed in relation to ground works in the garden and the construction of the commemorative tile wall. Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Previous articleBridges need life saving gearNext articleSchool kitted out for Jerseys of Champions fundraiser Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter TAGSchildrenCommunityPallaskenryplaygroundTara HicksonWest Limerick Resources WhatsApp Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Advertisement Twittercenter_img Facebook Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Print Linkedin Could Alfie be the new Nose of Tralee?last_img read more

New Garda patrol cars for Limerick

first_img Previous articleThomond Community College closer to reality as new school year beginsNext articleCall for remedial action at dangerous County Limerick junction Alan Jacques RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSAn Garda SíochánalimerickPatrick O’Donovan TD Twitter NewsLocal NewsNew Garda patrol cars for LimerickBy Alan Jacques – September 3, 2015 667 Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Print by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK is to receive 15 new Garda vehicles during the course of the current year to boost the fight against rural crime.And according to Fine Gael TD, Patrick O’Donovan, some of themare already in action. He believes that providing resources for Gardaí and ensuring that legislation is in place to deter repeat offenders is essential to preventing rural crime.“New Garda vehicles will really help the fight against crime in our communities.“While better road networks provide great opportunities for local businesses, they also make it easier for burglars to travel to and from the Limerick area. New legislation will also keep repeat offenders in prison for longer and act as a significant deterrent,” he said.€27.5 million was invested in new Garda vehicles between 2012 and 2014 and the Government is also strengthening An Garda Síochána for the future by reopening the Garda training college in Templemore and recruiting 550 new Gardaí.“The first intake of 100 new recruits entered Templemore in September 2014 and passed out in April of this year. A further 200 recruits entered in December 2014 and February 2015, with 250 more expected to begin training later this year.“Our local Gardaí will be really bolstered by this influx of new vehicles and Gardaí, which is part of the Government’s comprehensive plan to fight crime,” the Limerick TD concluded. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedinlast_img read more