Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgJubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileJubilee Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in all classes of general and long-term insurance. The company underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, health, property and liability as well as general insurance products covering engineering, fire, marine, motor, personal accident, theft workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability, and miscellaneous insurance products. Its medical insurance division covers medical and surgical expenses; the Ordinary & Group Life division covers life assurance and superannuation business and business incidentals. Jubilee Holdings Limited issues a portfolio of investment contracts to provide asset management solutions for savings and retirement needs. The company has subsidiaries in Burundi, Kenya, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan. Jubilee Holdings Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_img Ten out of ten: Dan Biggar (left) gave everything for Wales against South Africa Off targetKickers can be heroes or villains, depending on whether or not they land the crucial kicks and unfortunately for him, Ian Humphreys missed a conversion which would have stolen a 22-21 victory for Ulster over Munster on Friday night. Morgan motoringEngland’s 26-17 win over Australia was built on the foundations of a great performance from their pack and all eight deserve a share of the credit, but top of the bill is No 8 Ben Morgan – not only for his two tries but also for his all-round excellence.The Man of the Match made 31 metres with his bullocking runs – bettered only by Mike Brown (58) and Anthony Watson (36) on the England side. He was busy in defence too, making 12 tackles and missing just one. Billy Vunipola is a great talent with many fans in his corner, but Morgan is making the running at the back of the scrum at the moment. The last Test rugby action of November brought joy for England and Wales, but which individuals stood out for the best and worst reasons in those contests and in the club clashes? Size doesn’t matter: Leigh Halfpenny fells Eben Etzebeth to stop him scoring for South AfricaGiant killerWales and South Africa were tied at 3-3 with 32 minutes on the clock and a score from either team before half-time could have been critical. The Springboks’ huge lock Eben Etzebeth was charging into the Wales 22 and looked odds-on to score the first try of the game, when who should dash back to bring him to the ground short of the line but Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny. It mattered not that Etzebeth was ten inches taller and five stone heavier than Halfpenny – he was hauled to the floor and the day was saved. Top of the tree: Leading scorer Gareth Steenson kicked 27 points for the ChiefsThe SinnersDon’t panic!How many times have Wales turned a potential victory over one of the Southern Hemisphere’s big three into a defeat with a moment of individual madness at the death of a game?Replacement full-back Scott Williams came within a whisker of repeating that terrible pattern on Saturday and has his pack to thank for digging him and Wales out of the hole he has dropped them into.With 77 minutes gone, Wales were 12-6 up and Handre Pollard attempted to kick a penalty deep into the right-hand corner to set up an attacking lineout. The ball was heading for touch in goal, but instead of letting it go, Williams leapt up to try to catch it.Whether he had misjudged his exact position on the pitch I don’t know, but he fumbled a ball he should have left alone and conceded a five-metre scrum.Fortunately for Williams, his pack forced South Africa to cough up the ball and Wales escaped from their tight spot, but it was exactly the kind of muddled, panicked thinking which has cost Wales all these close games in the past. Williams has 27 caps and has been in the Wales set-up since 2011 and should know better. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Costly errors: Israel Folau’s knock-on gave Ben Morgan the opportunity to power over for a tryBad handsTwo handling errors from Israel Folau contributed to a two-try turnaround for Australia against England. Firstly, he carelessly knocked on a bouncing ball deep in his own half to give England an attacking scrum from which Ben Morgan’s first try was created, putting the home side 13-3 up.Much later, with eight minutes left of the match, he was racing up the wing with Robert Horne outside him, but what could have been a scoring pass from Folau was a little too wild and his team-mate could not catch it. Tiger feetThe boot of Owen Williams proved to be Leicester’s best attacking weapon as they beat Wasps 18-16 in the Aviva Premiership to stay in fifth spot and level on points with fourth-placed Saracens.The Welsh fly-half hit the target six times with penalties, most tellingly from 40 metres out in the 78th minute when he took the Tigers from 15-16 down to 18-16 up. He didn’t miss once and not all of the kicks were from easy angles.Williams was not the only kicker on dead-eye form this weekend. Gareth Steenson struck nine penalties for Exeter Chiefs in their 27-19 win over Saracens. He didn’t miss any and is leading the Premiership’s top-scorers list this season by some distance. In the Guinness Pro12 Duncan Weir slotted 14 points in Glasgow Warriors’ 19-15 win over the Dragons, and Jimmy Gopperth and Ian Madigan kicked three penalties each to earn Leinster an 18-12 win over title-rivals Ospreys. Nick Williams scored a late try to bring Ulster to within one point of their hosts but Humphreys couldn’t find the target with the relatively straightforward conversion and his first miss of the night turned out to be a costly one.It left Munster top of the Guinness Pro12 table with 32 points and Ulster just behind in third on 31. No doubt Humphreys will be the hero on another occasion. The SaintsBiggar the betterHe didn’t create any tries with breath-taking passes or scything runs, he didn’t kick any points as he had Leigh Halfpenny to do that job, but Dan Biggar was still the deserved Man of the Match in Wales’ historic 12-6 win over South Africa after an immense all-round performance.The outside-half got stuck in like a back row. He made 11 tackles and won two turnovers. His aggression in contact was reminiscent of Jonny Wilkinson and his bravery in the air worthy of the highest praise.It was a mature and telling performance from the man who has made the Wales No 10 jersey his own and Wales fans will hope for many repeats in 2015.last_img read more

German Protestant Kirchentag opens with call for renewal of global…

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Anglican Communion, Posted May 26, 2017 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem German Protestant Kirchentag opens with call for renewal of global order Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing 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 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 Columbus, GA center_img Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA [Anglican Communion News Service] Former U.S. President Barack Obama joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in front of tens of thousands of people on May 25, the first full day of Germany’s biggest Protestant gathering, the Kirchentag, or “church festival.” Obama and Merkel participated in a 90-minute podium discussion on democracy and global responsibility.Full article. Ecumenical & Interreligious Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

Apopka’s Biggest Stories of 2018: Red light cameras go dark

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Opinion/AnalysisBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceEditor’s Note: This is the 11th in a series of articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2018 that were the most noteworthy events of the year. The Apopka Voice will publish them starting today and running until Sunday, December 30th. On December 31st and January 1st, we will publish a poll and let the readers decide on which story is the most impactful of the year.First published on August 16th, 2018“You don’t have Nixon to kick around anymore…”-Richard Nixon Like an unwanted guest who overstays his welcome, the red light camera program was ridiculed, insulted and threatened before finally being run out of town on a rail. Perhaps the Museum of the Apopkans will keep one of the cameras around for historic symbolism, but otherwise by January 1st, 2019 the RLC’s will be nothing more than a memory.The Apopka City Council, at its meeting last night, voted 5-0 to end the red light camera program before a full house at Council chambers. It took about 60 minutes of public comments, discussion and votes to end the 12-year program. The unanimous vote brought loud applause from the mostly anti-RLC crowd.You won’t have red light cameras to kick around anymore.But before public comments began, Apopka City Commissioner Kyle Becker wanted to dispell a theory within the community and online about balancing the budget based on revenues from the RLC program. “When you look at the budget… the proposed budget that we received at our workshop, you have in there $463,000 in revenue through the end of December and with corresponding expenses which is the cost of service back to ATS of $300,000. So the difference is $163,000 of net revenue that we would see. One of the things I’ve heard in the community and through some of the media sources is if we extend this another year it’s going to solve our gap woes and that’s simply not the case if you use the number that’s in our budget worksheet. If you project that $163,000 for the remaining three quarters that adds up to $489,000. So it doesn’t address the $775,000 that we’re currently projecting on the budget that we were proposed at the workshop. So I just want to squash that idea pretty quickly.”Editor’s Note: According to a statement by City Administrator Edward Bass at the July 5th budget workshop, net revenues of the RLC program are approximately $800,000-$900,000 per year. That figure along with a half-mill increase to the millage rate (which brings in an additional $1.4-$1.5 million) was what The Apopka Voice drew its conclusions from for its budget suggestions.Frank Drescher, an Orlando resident and former Ocoee police officer who was representing the RLC vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS), warned the Council about the safety ramifications this vote might have. “It’s critical everyone understand the impact of the decision tonight. The safety program that has been endorsed by your police department professionals is used not only as a safety tool to catch red-light violators, who break the law and put your community at risk, but it is also used as a crime prevention and apprehension tool as numerous videos have been used to identify criminals, all at no cost to the city taxpayers as this is a violator funded program. As you make your decision tonight, I hope you make safety your first priority. Seatbelts save lives. Airbags save lives. And red light cameras save lives.William Gussler, an Apopka resident, pushed back on Drescher’s assessment that the program focused on safety. “A couple of things I’d like to respond to from the distinguished gentleman from ATS that caught my attention right away… I know he is a former police officer from Ocoee. But he did mention his concern coming over here and making sure his kids were safe. He’s well paid by ATS to be here. It’s not motivated by his concern for safety and that’s the basis of my point here. It’s not about safety it’s about the profits and that’s not why we’re here and that’s not why we put them in in the first place.”Derek Ryan, an Apopka resident and longtime opponent of RLC’s, believes the program is unnecessary government intervention. “As a landscape salesman covering central Florida, I travel the roads at a rate of 3 to 4 times the typical driver. Because of this, on occasion, I received what I refer to as a “bomb threat letter” in the mail with a picture of my license plate along with some very intimidating words telling me that I recently committed a horrible sin of driving through a red light and hurting no person or no property. Every time I receive these bomb threats I fight them and I beat them because they have no legal leg to stand on. They are typical government intimidation to raise revenue and when the government tries to solve problems, there are always unintended consequences.”Glen Chancy, an Apopka resident who ran for Mayor of Apopka in 2014 advocating against the red light cameras, also challenged the assertion that it was a safety program.  “If this is really a safety program why aren’t we willing to fund it with taxpayer dollars? So if we are not willing to fund it with taxpayer dollars, if we require a positive return, then are we really talking about safety? What other safety programs are we willing to cut? None. But this we can.”Rod Olson of Apopka was the final speaker and only advocate for red light cameras outside of the ATS representative. “I’m quoting the Insurance Institute of Highway safety ‘red light cameras reduce injury crashes by 25%’. The Federal Highway Administration says right-angle crashes show a 22% injury versus a 2% injury rate because of rear-end crashes. The Centers for Disease Control says red light camera increases rear-end crashes but reduces side-impact crashes and reduces overall crash severity. Safety I think is the most important thing.”Commissioner Alice Nolan, who at the July 5th budget workshop proposed the idea of using RLC revenues to balance the budget after receiving numerous emails and phone calls in support of the program, was swayed by the overwhelming amount of calls and emails she received after that initial proposal. “I got a lot of emails and phone calls from the citizens and I appreciate it because when it comes to something like this I do want to hear from you guys. Even if we differ in opinions I really do want to hear from you because, in the end, that’s how we have to vote.”Commissioner Doug Bankson, who also called for using RLC revenue over a millage rate increase in the July 5th workshop, was also swayed by the overwhelming will of the people. “Slamdunk. It is the will of the people. That’s what determines what we decide. The information is also what we have to factor in, and you know it’s a moving target. You read some reports and they’re this way and others they’re the other way. The challenge with this is it’s not a scientific poll so where do we get that information? We don’t have a general source of that from the people. Quite honestly I’ve heard from people on both sides of the fence, so both arguments are passionate. For me personally, I don’t like red light cameras but I don’t like speed limits either. It goes back to what’s best for us and what do the people want? The best that I can poll for myself, draw from online polls and all of these different things is it seems to be the will of the people, so the other things to me are a moot point. Discussions about revenue are an important thing, but I just want the citizens to have the right information and then they tell us what they want our community to reflect and represent. I’ve been convinced the majority of people want to see red light cameras gone and that’s what moves my decision.” Commissioner Alexander Smith had no speeches but made his intention clear. “I’m ready to vote.” Becker also pointed out the initial goal of the program and how those numbers increased over the last few years. “With a reduction in Violation Notices being the primary goal… in 2014 there were 22,283 violations… in 2015 there were 23,204… in 2016 there were 31,773. In 2017, there was still 26,602, but according to ATS, we had eight cameras off so it may have been flat or maybe even an increase. And even if we’re going to extend this for a period of time it’s not going to solve our budget gap. In fact, we have several cameras that are taking a loss. They don’t even pay for themselves and why would we do that? If we wanted a program like this we would fund it out of the general fund. There are just too many things that don’t add up to reveal itself as having the safety impact that people think it has.” Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson, who ran against the RLC program in the 2018 mayoral election, made the final case for balancing the budget without RLC revenues. “Obviously I ran on getting rid of red light cameras for a lot of reasons. I also voted for red light cameras back when I was in the Legislature, and I don’t regret my vote… and then a couple years later I proposed a bill to try to take some of the sting out of what the red light cameras did, and one of those things was to put a ticket on the tag so you wouldn’t lose your drivers license if you didn’t pay the ticket. But as for the budget, we look at revenue and we look at the budget… But I’ll tell you when we look at last year’s budget including red light cameras we took out $1.3 million from reserves to balance the budget. We also took out an additional $2 million in loans to balance the budget. This year which includes only three months of red light camera money… and we’re going to add $600,000 in additional debt not from this Council, but we’ve still reduced our budget by $900,000 so we’re getting close to a balanced budget without red light camera revenue after January 1st… So I think when you look at even the revenue side… I think we can get to a point where we feel comfortable with a very, very small tax increase. It may be a slight one and still keep us under Orange County without revenue coming in from red light cameras. Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSApopka City CouncilRed Light Camera Program Previous articleApopka’s Biggest Stories of 2018: APD’s Captain Miller graduates from FBI AcademyNext articleA country mouse visits a city without restrooms Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Treehouse C / Stilt Studios

first_imgCopyHospitality Architecture, Houses, Apartments•Mengwi, Indonesia 2020 Hospitality Architecture Indonesia CopyAbout this officeStilt StudiosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingApartmentsSustainable DesignOn FacebookMengwiIndonesiaPublished on November 23, 2020Cite: “Treehouse C / Stilt Studios” 23 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?巴厘岛树屋C / Stilt Studios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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951825/treehouse-c-stilt-studios Clipboard Photographs:  KIEArchitect In Charge:Alexis DornierInterior Design:Alexis DornierCity:MengwiCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© KIERecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. Fascinated by the idea of creating living spaces up in the air, elevated from the ground with a minimal footprint, “Stilt Studios” was born in 2019. Founded by Bali based architect Alexis Dornier and business partner Florian Holm, Stilt Studios designs innovative prefab structures, with the highest standard of architectural design. Stilt Studios vision is to create better living experiences in harmony with nature and Treehouse is the next step towards it.Save this picture!© KIEAfter a successful launch of their first two units Treehouse A and Treehouse B at Canggu Garden by Stilt Studios the aim was to create another unit, which could become a long-term living base. Inspired by Treehouse A, Stilt Studios developed a larger-scale version of the original Single Level unit, known now as Treehouse C.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© KIE“On 71 sqm elevated 4 m above the ground,  users will find a compact studio to live and work in – a proper home space that offers all you need. Fall asleep in the cozy queen size bed, make use of the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy meals with family and friends at the dining table with a view, get ready in the spacious bathroom for the day or relax in the cozy sofa corner. Moreover Treehouse C offers a spacious balcony, giving the highlights of a comfortable outdoor space area to hangout and enjoying the view of your surroundings,” explains Alexis Dornier, Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer of Stilt Studios.Save this picture!© KIENot only that, Treehouse C provides even more. The floorplan layout and usage of the multifunctional space of 64 -71 sqm has almost no limits. It can be configured into a 1 or 2 bedroom unit, with balcony or fully openable façade,  set up as a co-working space, spa or even gastronomy. All kinds of layouts are possible and the base structure can easily be adjusted according to the users needs. Another version of Treehouse C using mainly recycled teak wood as the structural members is currently under construction in Ubud.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!SectionTo reduce the consumption of energy for cooling, a large overhang of the roof offers passive shading and the openable façade allows cross ventilation and a fresh breeze all day long. Being elevated off the ground also helps against humidity and termites. Even mosquitoes are found more rarely in these heights.Save this picture!© KIE“The small impact on the environment through the buildings is one of the key vision points for Stilt Studios. Therefore the 71 sqm unit is resting on only 4 point foundations which reduces the energy footprint about 95% in comparison to a same size structure on the ground. This allows multiple usages of the area below it like for gardening, hangout space, installation of hammocks, yoga area, gym, parking space for your bicycle, storage for surfboards, space for nature,” says Florian Holm, Co-Founder and CEO of Stilt Studios.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© KIEThe first prototype of Treehouse C is available for visit at Canggu Garden by Stilt Studios in Buduk Region, Bali. Being part of a small resort of in total 6 units, Treehouse C is located in a prime location with view over the shared pool and the rice fields. Come and stay in an elevated treehouse or join the Stilt Family and get your own Studio for a long lasting unique living experience.Save this picture!© KIEProject gallerySee allShow lessNMBHD, 1 Plex 3 Noses House / Studio Jean Verville architectesSelected ProjectsLumber Curtain in Minami Azabu / Tsukagoshi Miyashita SekkeiSelected Projects Share Treehouse C / Stilt Studios Treehouse C / Stilt StudiosSave this projectSaveTreehouse C / Stilt Studios ArchDaily “COPY” Area:  71 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Stilt Studios Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951825/treehouse-c-stilt-studios Clipboard Photographs Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© KIE+ 19Curated by Hana Abdel Share Projectslast_img read more

€1 ask in €1 million Irish fundraising campaign

first_img Tagged with: corporate Events Ireland PayPal 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. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 A new fundraising initiative in Ireland aims to raise €1 million in one day for youth homelessness.One For Ireland is asking people to donate €1 on 29th April 2016 for a range of projects to help the homeless throughout Ireland. The campaign will invite donations online, via mobile phones, cheques/electronic transfer and when paying for goods in any retailer, petrol or coffee shop around Ireland.Retail customers have the option to add €1 to whatever they are purchasing. That euro will be credited to One for Ireland via PayPal. One for Ireland will run in over 1,500 stores nationwide and Paypal are waiving their fees for the day.In partnership with The Irish Youth Foundation, organisers say the funds raised by One for Ireland will make “a real and lasting difference to Youth Homeless people all around Ireland”. As well as the Irish Youth Foundation, St Vincent de Paul, Simon Community, Peter McVerry Trust and Focus Ireland will deliver projects on a regional basis.While most of the focus is on April 29th to raise funds for homelessness the organisers say they will strive to make sure that the One for Ireland movement is not a one-off. As part of the One for Ireland plan they say they will bring together leading voices on the issue of homelessness as part of an advocacy plan to lobby for meaningful change and ensure that no young person should have to become homeless.https://twitter.com/OneforIreland/status/719482505854889984 Howard Lake | 26 April 2016 | Newscenter_img €1 ask in €1 million Irish fundraising campaign  72 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 https://twitter.com/OneforIreland/status/724634431076597761  71 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Journalist murdered seven months after being threatened

first_img Reports RSF_en News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies ColombiaAmericas Reporters Without Borders condemns the young journalist Yonni Steven Caicedo’s fatal shooting by two gunmen in Buenaventura, in the southwestern department of Valle del Cauca, on 19 February.The Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP), a Colombian NGO, reported in a press release that Caicedo worked as a cameraman with local TV stations TV Noticias and Más Noticias until death threats forced him to flee Buenaventura seven months ago. He returned last month.The police gave Caicedo some initial protection but the FLIP release criticized the failure to continue protecting him and the lack of cooperation between the local authorities and national authorities that are supposed to protect journalists in danger.The same lack of coordination and follow-up had similarly fatal consequences in the case of Edison Molina, a journalist murdered in the north-central department of Antioquia on 11 September.Two journalists with the Q’Hubo and Más Noticias newspapers were threatened by the paramilitary group Los Urabeños on 8 February in connection with a report they were working on. Despite requests by the journalists and by the FLIP, they were given no protection and their report was never published.Read the FLIP release (in Spanish).“We call on the authorities to do everything possible to identify and punish those responsible for Caicedo’s murder,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “The police are well aware that the environment in which journalists operate is a minefield. Those investigating this journalist’s murder must actively consider the possibility that the motive was linked to his work.Soulier added: “Big improvements are needed in the level of protection provided to journalists who are the victims of intimidation, and more media personnel must be given protection. Threats are often carried out. Preventive measures could save the lives of other journalists.Colombia is ranked 126th out of 180 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index, which was published on 12 February. News February 21, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist murdered seven months after being threatened RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin Americacenter_img October 21, 2020 Find out more ColombiaAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia to go further News Receive email alerts Organisation last_img read more

Be careful what you discuss with competitors down the pub, warns CMA

first_imgHome » News » Be careful what you discuss with competitors down the pub, warns CMA previous nextRegulation & LawBe careful what you discuss with competitors down the pub, warns CMALatest but mildly Orwellian guidance from competitions watchdog briefs agents about the kinds of chats to avoid while socialising informally and formally.Nigel Lewis9th March 20180808 Views The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has warned agents who attend informal and formal industry gatherings how careful they need to be when chatting with competitors.The hundreds, if not thousands of informal and formal property industry gatherings in pubs, hotels, golf courses and cafes up and down the country every year can lead agents to “fall foul of competition law”, the CMA warns in its latest guidance.It also highlights within the guidance somewhat ominously the combined £750,000 fine it slapped on a local trade association, three estate agents and a newspaper publisher for cartel activity in 2015.Even the most mundane conversation can cross the line and members of trade associations “must be mindful of their conduct in relation to other members of their trade association who are likely to be actual or potential competitors of theirs,” it says.“Trade associations and their members need to be alive to evolving risks of breaking competition law when discussing issues facing their industry.“Topics such as salary benchmarking or perhaps an industry ‘commercial response’ to economic or structural changes in the market may fall into this category.”Other types of conversation agents should be wary of include future pricing, discounts, and how a business plans to react to a change in local market conditions.The CMA admits it can be “tricky territory to know what is and isn’t off limits when attending a trade association gathering and chatting business with your competitors” and urges agents to be up to date with competition law.Last week the watchdog announced it has begun an investigation into potential cartel activity among a local group of agents, although details of where and what has been going on have yet to be released.Read more about CMA cases.cartels CMA Competition and Markets Authority March 9, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Raytheon gets $64.4M for CIWS design engineering and support

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Raytheon gets $64.4M for CIWS design engineering and support December 21, 2016 View post tag: SeaRAM Raytheon gets $64.4M for CIWS design engineering and support View post tag: CIWS View post tag: US Navy Share this article The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon a $64.6 million contract for design agent engineering and technical support services for the Phalanx close-in weapon system (CIWS), SeaRAM, and land-based Phalanx weapon system.CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses.The system is an integral element of the fleet defense in-depth concept and the ship self-defense program.Operating either autonomously or integrated with a combat system, it is an automatic terminal defense weapon system designed to detect, track, engage, and destroy anti-ship missile threats penetrating outer defense envelopes.According to the department of defense, this contract involves foreign military sales to Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Canada, United Kingdom, South Korea, Portugal and Greece. It also has options which, if exercised, could bring the contract value to $398.6 million. View post tag: Raytheon Authorities View post tag: Phalanxlast_img read more

Ocean City Police Campaign Focuses on Holiday Highway Safety

first_imgOfficer John Porreca stands ready to enforce highway safety as part of the Ocean City Police Department’s holiday campaign. By Donald WittkowskiTwo big road signs that served as bookends on 29th Street between West and Bay avenues made one thing very clear to truck drivers: Stay out of this neighborhood.“No trucks,” they warned. “Local traffic only.”If the signs weren’t enough, Officer John Porreca parked his Ocean City police sport utility vehicle on 29th Street on Monday in a highly visible spot. He was ready to issue tickets to any truck driver who ventured through the residential neighborhood.The not-too-subtle signs and Porreca’s presence were part of a police safety campaign that began Monday and will continue until New Year’s Day. Dubbed “Safe for the Holidays,” the program will target a different type of roadway danger each week in hopes of getting the message out that there will be “zero tolerance” for distracted, careless or reckless driving.“We’re trying to get people to think when they’re driving,” said Capt. Steven Ang. “When you’re behind the wheel of a car, that’s what you should be doing all the time.”This week, police will focus on truck-route violations. Ang said trucks are supposed to follow designated main routes, such as West Avenue, Bay Avenue and Battersea Road, that generally keep them out of residential neighborhoods while they are making their deliveries.Truck route violations will be a focus this week by police. A sign at the corner of 29th Street and Bay Avenue warns trucks to stay out of the residential neighborhood.Police also plan to beef up patrols this week to watch for impaired drivers. Ang noted that Wednesday night is expected to be a time of heavy drinking because it is the day before Thanksgiving. With college students coming home on school break and other people enjoying time off for the holiday, the night before Thanksgiving traditionally is popular for drinking and partying.“Wednesday night is a big drinking night,” Ang said. “It’s a very big night in the bars.”Although Ocean City is a “dry” town that has no bars or liquor stores, police will be on the lookout for drivers coming from other cities that do have taverns and nightclubs, Ang stressed.“Our roads lead to those areas,” he said.Ang urged anyone who drinks to use a designated driver or call a taxi or a ride-sharing service such as Uber.“We want you to have a good time. But we also want you to be safe,” he said.Moving into the week of Nov. 28, the “Safe for the Holidays” campaign will target distracted driving and cellphone use.During the week of Dec. 5, police will concentrate on inspection violations, such as faulty headlights, brake lights, turn signals and other malfunctioning equipment. They will also focus on commercial vehicles for anything that might be unsafe, including construction equipment that is not properly secured.For the week of Dec. 12, the safety campaign will target seatbelt and child-restraint violations. Police will focus on stop sign violations during the week of Dec. 19. For the campaign’s final week of Dec. 26, there will be a crackdown on speeders.Ang explained that the holidays are a good time for police to pay extra attention to highway safety because drivers often are not. Many times, motorists are focused on their holiday shopping rather than the rules of the road, he noted.“It’s that time of year,” he said.last_img read more