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Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) 2001 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2001 annual report.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw)  2001 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget buy to let! I’d invest in these cheap UK shares for a passive income

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. See all posts by Harshil Patel Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Buy-to-let property investments have been a popular choice in recent decades. Possibly more popular than UK shares. Average property prices in the UK have risen by 177% over the past 20 years. Prices have been supported by ample availability of mortgages, decreasing interest rates, and an imbalance in supply and demand of housing.Furthermore, tax treatment for buy-to-let investments has historically been favourable – but not anymore. In recent years, the tax rules have changed, making buy-to-let investing considerably less appealing.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…I’d consider investing in a basket of cheap UK shares instead. It can be done tax-free via a Stocks and Shares ISA. Currently, UK investors can shelter up to £20,000 per year, free from capital gains and dividend taxes. Not only can one invest in UK shares, but also in international shares, managed funds, investment trusts, and exchange-traded funds.Which UK shares to buy for a passive income?There are almost 2,000 UK shares in the London Stock Exchange to choose from. There are dozens of good quality companies that I would consider for a passive income. One of these is CMC Markets (LSE: CMCX). This is a UK-based company that provides online and mobile trading services.It recently provided an update where it highlighted strong performance in its first half. It experienced strong trading performance across all areas of the business. In addition, Covid-19-related stock market volatility increased its client activity.There is much to like about this company. Client numbers, revenues, and profits are all growing. It offers a good hedge against future market volatility that might arise. Further Covid-19 related disruptions, Brexit news flow, and the US election are all potential areas of volatility.In addition, it offers a generous dividend of nearly 5% per year. This is great for investors looking for a passive income. I like UK shares that provide a dividend in addition to growing earnings. In particular, companies that can provide sustainable dividends, rather than providing a dividend one year and cancelling it in the next.     So that management are aligned with shareholders, I like UK shares where the CEO owns a decent chunk of shares in the company. CMC Markets holds up well in this regard. Founder and CEO Peter Cruddas owns almost 60% of the shares in CMC Markets.Put the kettle onAnother cheap UK share that pays a dividend is Strix (LSE: KETL). Paying out around 3.5% of dividends per year, I’d say it’s a decent option for passive income.Strix is the world’s number one manufacturer of kettle safety controls. Almost 90% of its business is in this space. It holds a dominant position in this niche but is branching out to diversify into other business areas. Strix is aiming to deliver 14 new products this year.I’d say that Strix is a good quality UK share that is financially sound, cash generative, and offers good growth prospects. With the share price trading 16% off its recent high, and an undemanding price-to-earnings ratio of 16 times, I’ll definitely consider adding it to my portfolio soon. Forget buy to let! I’d invest in these cheap UK shares for a passive income Harshil Patel | Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 | More on: CMCX KETL center_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. Harshil Patel has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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. 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South Carolina: Charles vonRosenberg to retire as provisional bishop

first_img Posted Jan 14, 2016 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA [The Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] The Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg has announced he will retire as provisional bishop of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina this summer after more than three years leading Episcopalians in eastern South Carolina.In a Jan. 14 letter to the people of the diocese, the bishop said he had officially notified the Standing Committee of the diocese of his intention to retire after June 26, when he completes his schedule of official visits to the 30 parishes and missions of the diocese.“It has been my great privilege to serve in this capacity with the good and faithful people who chose to continue your faith journey as part of The Episcopal Church. These times have been exciting and challenging, and I assure you that I will never forget them or you,” the letter said.A blue-ribbon Committee on the Future of the Diocese was formed last fall. The panel is tasked with making a recommendation to Diocesan Convention in sometime this year about what administrative model will best serve the diocese and its growing congregations in the years ahead. Under church canons, the Standing Committee serves as the ecclesiastical authority when a diocese is without a bishop.“We are so grateful for the leadership and guidance of Bishop vonRosenberg and are so blessed to have had him as our Provisional Bishop for the last three years,” said the Reverend Jean McGraw, president of the Standing Committee. “Although we are sorry to see him step down as our bishop, we are so appreciative of the firm foundation he has laid for our diocese. His insight, experience and faithfulness have instilled in us a bright vision for our future,” she said.This will be vonRosenberg’s second retirement as a bishop. He moved to the Daniel Island community of Charleston with his wife Annie in 2011 after having served for 12 years as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee. (Find more biographical information here.)Under his leadership, the South Carolina diocese has grown to include a staff of five part-time employees plus a wide range of volunteer positions, boards and commissions organized to serve the needs of 30 congregations and an estimated 7,000 Episcopalians in the region.Four annual Diocesan Conventions have been held under the bishop. A major achievement of those meetings was a major update to the constitution and canons of the diocese, restoring provisions that accede to its governance within the Episcopal Church.VonRosenberg was elected as provisional bishop at a special Diocesan Convention in January 2013, which was called to reorganize the diocese after a breakaway group announced it had left the Episcopal Church. Provisional bishops in the Episcopal Church have all the authority and responsibility of other bishops, but usually serve for a limited period of time.Under vonRosenberg, 22 churches remained part of the Episcopal Church, and eight new mission churches have since formed. As part of The Episcopal Church of South Carolina, these congregations are all officially recognized by both the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Richard McClellan says: Comments are closed. South Carolina: Charles vonRosenberg to retire as provisional bishop Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Brother Tupper, TSSF says: Tags Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release January 15, 2016 at 3:54 pm “The radical message of Christianity–when it is preached and lived faithfully–is that Jesus Christ sees the world through the eyes of the powerless.” —The Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Comments (2) Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET January 27, 2016 at 10:27 pm God bless the outgoing Bishop for keeping that diocese together through hard times. Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events People New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

Breast Cancer Care launches first TV advertising campaign

first_img Howard Lake | 4 March 2005 | News Breast Cancer Care launches first TV advertising campaign The campaign began when Martha Greene, owner of top London restaurant, Villandry, who recently had breast cancer, approached Breast Cancer Care with a proposal. She introduced the charity to M & C Saatchi, who devised an advertising creative for TV and print and then approached Mike Leigh who was keen to get involved. Simon Dicketts, Executive Creative Director of M & C Saatchi, then devised a talking heads style advertisement in which each person delivers one line of the script, beginning with the line “If breast cancer were able to choose…” In addition to Breast Cancer Care’s own TV ad placements, QVC, the charity’s official broadcaster, is supporting the campaign by airing the advertisement. Dorothy Perkins will also be supporting Breast Cancer Care by providing in-store poster space for the campaign. As part of the campaign, Breast Cancer Care has produced a new fuchsia pink wristband, embossed with words which echo the message of the campaign – SUPPORT KNOWLEDGE STRENGTH. This fashion accessory will sell for £1 and can be ordered online at Breast Cancer Care’s website. Dorothy Perkins is the official clothing retailer of the wristbands which will be available in 500 of their stores. 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. Breast Cancer Care’s first TV advertising campaign will be aired on 14 March 2005. Created by M & C Saatchi, it has been directed by award-winning film director Mike Leigh and features a host of celebrities.Breast Cancer Care’s ‘Strength through Support’ campaign aims to make more people aware of the key services that the charity offers to those affected by breast cancer across the UK. The campaign will run on TV and in print media for three weeks. Everyone involved has given their time for free. All of the celebrities who appear in the advertisement have been touched by breast cancer in some way. They include charity patrons Cherie Booth QC, Geri Halliwell and Joan Bakewell and celebrity supporters, Denise Lewis, Jerry Hall, Denise Van Outen, Zoe Ball, Alison Steadman, Lorraine Kelly and Meera Syal. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Recruitment / people Tradinglast_img read more

Irish philanthropists recognised

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Irish philanthropists recognised  74 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis He will work with local doctors to role out a scheme to vaccinate 500 young girls in his county against cervical cancer in the New Year – if he succeeds at getting discounted vaccines. “The Government is silly not to be doing it,” he told the Irish Times. “We should’ve done this when we had the opportunity. The only chance this country has is our youth.”Full-time philanthropist Chantal McCabe was awarded national philanthropist of the year for activities with three social innovation organisations which she co-founded and funded. These include The Immigrant Council of Ireland, Young Social Innovators and Social Innovations Ireland, which Sr Stan Kennedy helped set up.“It was my husband’s idea,” said Mrs McCabe, who immigrated to Dublin from France and married businessman Bill McCabe in 1981. “He gave me a budget and told me to go find a way to spend it.”The Immigrant Council of Ireland is a human rights group. Young Social Innovators encourages social projects among transition year students. “We would like to grow to a point where it becomes part of the education system,” she said. “We want to reach every child and give them a social conscience.”Farmer John Clarke was awarded international philanthropist of the year for his work with Friends of Ireland. He co-founded the organisation six years ago with broadcaster wife Marian Finucane after witnessing the impact of HIV during a trip to South Africa.Community Foundation grants committee chairman Anna Lee called on the Government to facilitate philanthropy in the Budget by providing incentives for people to give time and money. “As the public budget becomes under more pressure the need for philanthropy becomes more important,” she said.www.foundation.ie Howard Lake | 18 December 2009 | Newscenter_img A man working to introduce universal cervical cancer vaccinations in Co Monaghan was among three philanthropists recognised recently for their work in Ireland and abroad at the Philanthropist of the Year Awards.The Awards are organised by the Community Foundation for Ireland.International property developer Cathal McCarthy from Ballybay, Co Monaghan, received the local philanthropist of the year award for establishing Ireland’s first county fund for community projects three years ago. Advertisement Tagged with: Awards Giving/Philanthropy Ireland 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

World impact of Coronavirus — including peoples’ resistance

first_imgAs of March 30, the World Health Organization reports that thus far there are upwards of 635,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and over of 36,000 confirmed deaths, worldwide. These numbers likely reflect underreporting.Although current socioeconomic systems seek to push the most vulnerable people further into the margins, this era has seen great solidarity and rejection of capitalist, colonial and imperial responses to the COVID-19 crises.People are stepping up to help one another — to help ourselves.Prisons, even on a good day, are deadly and provide conditions for the swift spread of any disease. Conditions in Italy, one of the countries hardest hit by the virus, have sparked a wave of prison uprisings. Prisoners in Salerno were the first to rise up in early March, followed by inmates at Poggioreale in Naples on March 8. Roughly 900 prisoners ripped out electrical cables and water pipes, tearing up four entire sections of Poggioreale. (msn.com, March 9)That same day saw uprisings in prisons in Alexandria, Foggia, Frosinone, Modena, Palermo, Pavia and Vercelli. By March 9, that spirit had spread and there was unrest in 22 other prisons, including major facilities such as Rebibbia in Rome and San Vittore in Milan. At least 6,000 inmates revolted around Italy, citing abysmal overcrowding and unsanitary conditions, and the lack of visits from family and friends to help keep prisoners connected to the outside world. (Corriere della Sera, March 10)Family members fight cops after prisoners rebel in Rebibbia prison, Rome, March 9.In Rio de Janeiro, quarantined Brazilians protested far-right President Jair Bolsonaro from their windows and balconies with their voices and pots and pans. Bolsonaro had been seen March 15 encouraging and mingling with his supporters despite medical advice to stay indoors after being exposed to coronavirus during a trip to the United States. (He has since tested positive.) (theguardian.com, March 25)Since taking office in January 2019, Bolsonaro has carried out attacks on Indigenous and Afro-Brazilian people, human rights, the arts and the Amazon Rainforest. The balcony protests are happening even in richer neighborhoods that voted in favor of Bolsonaro. Many take this as a sign of shifting class consciousness.Hawaii saw car convoy protests on March 22. Many signs demanded that tourists who came to quarantine on the island fly home. Dozens of tourists brought the virus with them, and many more, in panic, bought much needed supplies. “Hawaii is no. 1 in the U.S. for most multigenerational families living under the one roof. We are so vulnerable to rapid spread,” tweeted Khara Jabola-Carolus on March 16.  (Hawaii News Now)Hawaii, like many other tourist-heavy areas, even saw a massive influx of rental properties return to the market because of the profits to be made off tourists using AirBnB. Rather than focus on the health of its Indigenous populations in the midst of this pandemic, Janice Okubo, a spokesperson for the Hawaii Department of Health, worries that a “stigma [is] developing against visitors in Hawaii.”On March 24 at 8 p.m. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a total lockdown for three weeks to go into effect that midnight. Many were unable to prepare for the coming weeks due to the timing of the announcement and the closing of shops. The country’s roughly 100 million transient migrant workers face increasing food scarcity. (theatlantic.com, March 25)One of Europe’s largest informal migrant camps in Moria, Greece, has 20,000 people living in an area designed to house no more than 3,000 on an island that has six intensive care beds. Volunteers there are aware of the conditions ripe for spread of the disease and are working to raise awareness and improve hygiene. They were able to establish new food lines to prevent people from having to stand in long queues. (theguardian.com, March 21)At Vathy Camp in Samos, the Movement on the Ground, a Dutch nongovernmental organization, hung hand sanitizer dispensers from trees. Mah-roof Sahffi of Kitrinos Healthcare says 80 percent of her consultations are for respiratory infections, from migrants needing to spend so much time around the fires they use to keep themselves warm. Sahffi worries these complications leave the migrants at higher risk for contracting COVID-19.French President Emmanuel Macron announced school and university closures, cancelations of major sporting events, curtailing of public transit and closure of tourist attractions on March 12. Yet Macron had decided to go ahead with upcoming March 15 elections while also limiting public gatherings to less than 100 people. Yellow Vest protesters defied Macron’s restrictions in Paris on March 14, marking 70 consecutive Saturdays in the streets. They have had many criticisms of Macron’s government, including his push for pension “reform.” (France 24.com, Reuters.com, March 16))United Nations ambassadors from China, Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran, Nicaragua, Syria and Venezuela banded together in solidarity to urge U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres to lift the sanctions imposed on these countries and others. Sanctions kill those affected and are a detriment to the entire planet’s health.  (foreignpolicy.com, March 24)On March 24, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, urged humanitarian exemptions to sanctions be authorized for essential medical equipment and supplies. “The populations in these countries are in no way responsible for the policies being targeted by sanctions, and to varying degrees have already been living in a precarious situation for prolonged periods.”This has always been true of the people impacted by mostly U.S.-imposed sanctions in over a third of the world, not just in the face of a virus that respects no borders. Cruelty has always been the point of sanctions, as even Bachelet admitted.Despite harsh sanctions, China and Cuba have been sending doctors, medicine and supplies across the world in the face of this pandemic. They consistently demonstrate international solidarity with oppressed people.Solidarity not charity!While conditions during this pandemic remain dire and will continue to worsen, people’s resolve to help one another survive remains strong. Mutual aid groups provide for and protect the vulnerable, including the elderly, incarcerated, undocumented and unhoused.As Big Door Brigade, the Seattle-based activist collective, explains, “Mutual aid is when people get together to meet each other’s basic survival needs with a shared understanding that the systems we live under are not going to meet our needs. …  Mutual aid projects are a form of political participation in which people take responsibility for caring for one another and changing political conditions, not just through symbolic acts or putting pressure on their representatives in government, but by actually building new social relations that are more survivable.” (bigdoorbrigade.com, March 16)Mutual aid aims at solidarity, not charity. Charity is the social service delivery strategy in the U.S. where aid from the rich comes in the form of crumbs with strings attached. Charity often blames the poor and vulnerable for their conditions, while upholding the systems that put them there in the first place.Janelle Walter of Tacoma Mutual Aid Collective explains, “Mutual aid is community. Relying on each other builds trust and capacity. It removes the need for paternalistic approaches to aid, like we see with nonprofits and other state programs.” Building trust and capacity to solve problems and meet immediate needs are some of the most important social relations we need to get ourselves through this moment and prepare us for the coming crises ahead. (mutualaidhub.org)Some of the most prominent examples of mutual aid in United States history were introduced by the Black Panther Party — from free breakfast programs to health programs that included acupuncture treatment for drug addictions. Sex workers have built extensive mutual aid networks and often contribute directly to those around them.Direct, material aid and analysis around shared conditions, combined with mass resistance in whatever forms conditions allow, are things that create a movement. This moment — and every moment — calls on each of us to look to our neighbors and provide what we can, where we can. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Becknology Days Right Around the Corner

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Becknology Days Right Around the Corner Previous articleHoosier Livestock Producers in Liquidation ModeNext articleAg Chief says Biodiesel Driving and Revitalizing Rural Economy Andy Eubank SHARE Next month thousands of farmers will make their annual trek to Becknology Days in Atlanta, Indiana, or one of the field shows at the Beck’s southern Indiana, or southern or central Illinois locations. Toby Ripberger is the Beck’s Hybrids coordinator of Practical Farm Research at all the sites and he says PFR tours this year will demonstrate a number of research plots, including a planting date study.“We’ve planted all the way from March 15th to June 6th in 2 week increments,” he explained. “So with the weather and the drought we have now it’s going to be very interesting to see how those things play out.”Farmers are looking closer at cover crops and Beck’s is as well with expanded research in that area this year.“We’ve looked at cover crops for the last 2 or 3 years in small demo plots and this past August we went ahead and planted a plot on some no-till ground, some harder soil that would be conducive to cover crops to see some of the benefits there, especially some of the groundhog radishes and things of that nature that help with some natural tillage. We actually put six different cover crops in there and then we came back this spring and planted corn in all of those, and we’ll have three replications. So we’re excited to see any differences if we can there.”Ripberger says they’ve already learned some things about the rye grass crop.“Our rye grass, much like a lot of people’s, was a little hard to control this spring just because of the mild winter, and so it was a little thicker than we would normally like it. With that we’ve maybe seen a little bit of a population decrease on that because our rye grass was so thick. But there’s still a nice stand out there so I don’t know if that’s going to hurt yield any. It will be real interesting coming into harvest.”See the plots’ progress at Becknology Days which runs August 23rd through 25th from 9 AM to 4 PM. The Southern Indiana Field Show is August 9, Central Illinois Field Show is August 14, and Southern Illinois Field Show is August 16. Last year more than 11,000 attended one of the 4 events.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/07/Becknology-2012-preview.mp3|titles=Becknology Days 2012 preview]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/07/Becknology-2012-preview.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE Becknology Days Right Around the Corner By Andy Eubank – Jul 24, 2012 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

The journalist kidnapped by the Maoist rebels managed to escape

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information May 29, 2019 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific April 15, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The journalist kidnapped by the Maoist rebels managed to escape On 9 April, Demling Lama managed to escape from the Maoist rebels who kidnapped him at his home four days before. He told a leader of the Nepalese Journalists’ Federation that the rebels had beaten him._________________________________________________________________09/04/2002-A journalist kidnapped by Maoist rebelsDisturbed by the kidnapping of journalist Demling Lama, correspondent with the daily Himalaya Times for Sindhupalchok district, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) calls on the Maoist leaders to release this journalist.According to information obtained by RSF, Demling Lama was kidnapped by a group of about 15 Maoists on the night of 5 April 2002. The armed rebels entered his home in Dhuskot while he was asleep. They took him by force to an unknown location. His family has had no news about him since then, and the Maoists have not confirmed the abduction. Demling Lama is a correspondent with the national daily Himalaya Times and the public radio station Radio Nepal in Sindhupalchok district (north east of Katmandu). He writes regularly for local publications.In September 2001, Maoist rebels controlling the region of Rolpa (west of the country) kidnapped five journalists, and held them for three days.A report on the press freedom situation in Nepal, that RSF published on 26 March 2002, said the following: “After the proclamation of a state of emergency, the situation has changed, and the Maoists, who have executed dozens of activists of the Congress Party (the party in power) since 1996, and, more recently, a human rights activist, could be tempted to turn against journalists accused of “collaborating with the government”, especially those correspondents in the provinces.” NepalAsia – Pacific Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Follow the news on Nepal RSF_en Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Billcenter_img to go further News News June 8, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News Organisation Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Fahem Boukadous

first_img Follow the news on Tunisia Siamak Qaderi Iran Find out more Amara Al-Khitabi Libya Find out more Middle East – North Africa Tunisia Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Mazen Darwish Syria Find out more Amira Hass Israel Find out morecenter_img Said Matinpour Iran Find out more Middle East – North Africa Tunisia Fahem Boukadous has suffered a lot for the right to information, including torture, imprisonment, several hunger strikes and living in hiding. A human rights activist during the Ben Ali era, when no freedom of opinion was tolerated, Boukadous was one of the few journalists to cover the 2008 uprising in the Gafsa mining district. After being tried and convicted in 2010, he had expected to spend the next four years in prison. But thanks to the revolution of 14 January 2011, Boukadous was released and was able to resume the struggle. Later the same year, he and other activists founded the Tunis Centre for Media Freedom (CTLP) with the aim of monitoring violations of Tunisian journalists’ rights, participating in the overhaul of the media sector and giving training in media ethics. to go further Information hero Fahem Boukadous See morelast_img read more

O’Dea raises serious concerns over IAG ‘safeguards’

first_imgLinkedin Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Willie O’Dea TDFIANNA Fail TD, Willie O’Dea, says so called “safeguards” from IAG on Aer Lingus’ connectivity offer no guarantees on the retention of the valuable Heathrow slots. According to Deputy O’Dea, IAG’s proposal to protect these slots for a five-year period falls well short of the mark, and offers no long term security on routes between Shannon and Heathrow and the US.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Despite former Minister Pat Rabbitte, along with many Fine Gael TD’s and a senior Trade Union official coming out in favour of the sale of the Governments shareholding in Aer Lingus, I remain entirely opposed to the sale of the Government’s stake, believing the takeover has the potential to seriously undermine Shannon’s connectivity, as well as having a negative impact on jobs,” said Deputy O’Dea.“The significant concerns that have been raised regarding the potential downside risks of the proposed takeover bid remain outstanding. The proposal to retain the Heathrow slots as outlined by Willie Walsh recently offers no long term security. It is also worrying that Willie Walsh could not give any guarantee on retaining connectivity between Shannon and New York, Boston and Heathrow,” he continued.The offer put on the table by Willie Walsh is more aspirational than it is concrete, O’Dea insists.“In fact, IAG will have no control over any commitments given, if it is bought out by another company, and given that Qatari Airlines recently acquired a 10 per cent stake in IAG, that prospect is a real possibility.“The Government cannot ignore this new and heightened risk, and must act in the best interests of the country by blocking any takeover. The Fianna Fáil led Government took the decision to maintain a 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus so that Ireland’s connectivity would be protected, and this Government must ensure that that principle is upheld and reject this offer,” he concluded. NewsLocal NewsO’Dea raises serious concerns over IAG ‘safeguards’By Alan Jacques – February 24, 2015 685 Advertisement Previous articleFormer hotelier fights to keep family home from repossessionNext articleCity of Culture teams scoop Judges’ Special Award at Irish Times Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSAer LingusFianna FáilIAGlimerickShannon airportWillie O’Dea TD WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more