Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng) 2018 abridged results.Company ProfileTranscorp Hotels Plc is a hotel operations company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. The latter is a diversified conglomerate with business interests in the power generation, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas sectors. Hotels in the Group include Transcorp Hilton Hotel, a 5-star hotel with 670 rooms located in Abuja; and Transcorp Hotel with 146 rooms located in Calabar. Formerly known as Transnational Hotels and Tourism Services Limited, the company changed its name to Transcorp Hotels Plc in 2014. Its head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Transcorp Hotels Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBOC Kenya Plc (BOC), established in Mombasa, Kenya, in 1940, is a leading supplier of industrial, medical and special gases in East Africa. In 1947 the company started operations in Nairobi and later years, in Kisumu, Kampala, Mwanza and Dar-es-Salaam. The Company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange in 1969. BOC Kenya’s portfolio includes dozens of different gases and mixtures, as well as related equipment and services. The Company’s customer base cuts across a large spectrum and includes public and private hospitals, food processors, civil and mechanical engineering contractors, motor vehicle body builders, hotels and restaurants, the informal business sector (“Jua Kali”) and small and medium enterprises. Product range includes bulk gases (Oxygen, Nitrogen and liquefied petroleum gas(LPG), packaged (cylinder) gases and engineering services (Medical equipment, Construction of medical and other gas pipelines, Gas storage tanks, etc). BOC Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
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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. T Sligo | Saturday, 29th February, 2020 | More on: DGE HSBA ULVR Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The market is falling and panic seems to be setting in. At the time of writing, the FTSE 100 has lost 9% in the past month.I have been saying for a while that the stock market has been overvalued. 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I believe that in any economic climate, these low-cost items will make it into customers’ shopping baskets.Although Unilever’s share price has dropped by 16% in the past six months, it still carries an expensive valuation and has a price-to-earnings ratio of almost 20.Sometimes this is the price you have to pay for a quality company. But with the market we are currently in, I am tempted to wait for the price to drop further before buying.HSBAThe HSBC (LSE: HSBA) share price has been on a downward spiral for a lot longer than Unilever’s.The protests in Hong Kong, Brexit, the US-China trade war, global economic worries and now concerns over the coronavirus have understandably weighed heavily on the stock.In the past three years, the HSBC price has dropped by a whopping 18%.In its results, which were released in February, 2019 revenue at the bank rose by 5.9%, but reported profits fell 32.9% due to $7.3bn of write-downs that related to the economic climate and anticipation of a major restructure.Despite the disappointing results, the dividend remains unchanged. HSBC stock has an incredibly lumpy prospective dividend yield of 7.5%.The fact that management is reviewing a restructure should be seen as a positive measure by investors.If the HSBC share price continues to slide, I would seriously consider buying.DiageoLike Unilever, I believe Diageo’s (LSE: DGE) products will be purchased in whatever economic situation.In its portfolio, Diageo owns brands such as Guinness, Gordon’s and Baileys.In its January results, half-year net sales grew by 4.2%. Organic operating profit grew by 4.6%, which represented cost-saving measures and an improved pricing point. To sweeten investors, its interim dividend was increased by 5%. Its prospective dividend yield is now almost 2.5%.In the past six months, Diageo’s share price has fallen by 19%. Despite this, over five years, its stock price has increased by 45%.At 21, its price-to-earnings ratio is a bit too rich for me. 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Ali Stokes argues that Saracens No 8 Billy… Opinion: Eddie Jones Must Rethink Billy Vunipola’s England Role HSBC reckons “17 million new fans brought into the sport almost overnight” thanks to the Olympics, and Forbes agrees that the sudden boost of interest transformed the game’s fortunes. Now, owning to the chance of going for a gold medal, and with a (much-needed) cash injection, players are faced with a serious dilemma at the outset of their careers: sevens or 15-a-side rugby. Doing both is no longer viable. New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Collapse Winners of the past two World Cups, the… Forbes, who bowed out two years ago after a record 89 world series competitions, having played 512 games, scored 153 tries – he is currently in 12th place in the all-time list – and notched up 26 tournament victories, continues: “There is still an opportunity to use the sevens circuit as a bit of a testing ground, but the way it is going it is turning into a specialist sport.“With it being a full-time gig now, players have to make a decision to follow their sevens path, or the 15s path. It will be interesting to see how it develops.”Escape plan: Tone Ng Shiu gets away from the USA in Cape TownHe adds: “It has been amazing to watch the growth of sevens around the world. It has developed so much since I made my debut in 2006.“Being an Olympic sport, countries can apply for grants and that has changed the game. It provides the opportunity for smaller nations, who might not previously have had the resources or manpower, to get involved with rugby.”It will be fascinating to see whether Forbes’ prediction about the number of crosscoders dwindling plays out. Four years ago, the likes of Sonny Bill Williams, Bryan Habana, and Nick Cummins, among other big names in rugby union, attempted to gain Olympic selection for their respective nations, and only Williams succeeded (before being cruelly downed by injury in Rio).This season, in which the top four teams in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series rankings will gain an automatic berth at next year’s Olympics at Tokyo, there is a noticeable dearth of stellar names chancing their arms, underlining Forbes’ theory that the codes are too different these days. The All Blacks Sevens team has always given players a stepping stone to the Test arena, but DJ Forbes tells Oliver Pickup change may be afoot. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Could The All Blacks Pathway From Sevens To Test Rugby Soon Be Closed?When the world’s number-one ranked rugby union nation, New Zealand, narrowly defeated England 16-15 at Twickenham last November, there was a zinger of a statistic that was trumpeted by growing legions of sevens supporters across the globe. Five of the All Blacks’ seven starting backs, or 71.4 per cent to be exact, had all represented their country at international level in the abridged version of the sport. That handful – in more ways than one – were Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams, Jack Goodhue, Rieko Ioane, and Ben Smith. Together they have hitherto amassed 231 Test caps.On the surface, this stat would seem to serve up compelling evidence that the rich heritage of catapulting sevens stars to the Test arena is in rude health in New Zealand. But a deeper dig uncovers a contrary trend.Ioane, the 21-year-old wing who has dotted down 22 tries in only 24 Tests, is the latest in a long list of All Blacks to have graduated from the sevens circuit. Almost exactly three years ago, the teenager crossed for a brace of tries in the last three minutes as his country came from 21-7 down to pip South Africa 24-21 and be crowned HSBC New Zealand Sevens in the penultimate tournament held in Wellington.Previously, the likes of Jonah Lomu, Christian Cullen, Joe Rokocoko, Julian Savea, and Mils Muliaina – five contenders for inclusion in an all-time world XV – have been propelled to stardom by sevens. However, the pathway from sevens to Test rugby is becoming closed off, according to one of the greatest and committed sevens players in history.In form: Andrew Knewstubb runs with the ball against South Africa this seasonDJ Forbes, skipper of the All Blacks Sevens for a decade until his retirement in 2017 – under his leadership New Zealand triumphed at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and, three years later, the World Cup, alongside chalking up six Sevens Series titles – contends that because the variations of the oval-ball game are growing apart there will be far fewer crossover athletes in the future.Speaking on the eve of the HSBC New Zealand Sevens, which takes place in Hamilton this weekend (Jan 26-27), the 36-year old says: “Sevens has been used as a launchpad for players, historically, to expose their talents so they can reach the next level. Now the two sports are going their separate ways.”The progress and status elevation of sevens has been catalysed by its inclusion in the Olympics, undoubtedly. The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has slowly and surely expanded the sport – and continues to do so, around the planet, not least at grassroots level – but interest exploded following its Games debut at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Opinion: Eddie Jones Must Rethink Billy Vunipola’s England Role Expand Moreover, since Rio sevens has grown in confidence, and is a long way through the process of successfully unshackling itself to its elder sibling, finally. Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Often the picture of calm, Anton Lienert-Brown has put in a lot of work on himself to feel comfortable at the highest level LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the January 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. (Inpho) “Sometimes you might build that connection throughout a season. Sometimes you get one week. The All Blacks have rolled out plenty of different midfield combinations over the past four or five years. So each week it’s about building a connection, and I guess the longer you play together, the easier it gets. You want to understand each other’s strength on attack and D.Going over: Linert-Brown scores against Namibia (Getty Images)“You have gotta trust those people but we do that – in the environments I have been in, we do.“In my first year with the All Blacks, it was Ryan Crotty, Malakai, myself and I think George Moala together. We were a young midfield group and obviously it was my first year in the team. We have these mini units – your midfielders, inside backs, outside backs are units. And one of our goals was to be the strongest mini unit in the All Blacks, because we were so young and the least experienced in everything.“We did really well and became, I guess, quite a formidable midfield pack. Because we worked so hard on the connection, getting to know each other. I’d say we were the closest mini unit and no matter who rolled out there – because you can only put two midfielders out there and one on the bench – the credit would go to the midfield unit as a whole because we worked hard to get the best out of each other.”Is the band of midfields still the strongest unit for the All Blacks today, you reckon?“I’d like to think so!” Lienert-Brown surmises, leaning back as he replies.ANTON LIENERT-BROWN ON HIS TEAM-MATESFunniest?Angus Ta’avao is that guy. I don’t know how to explain it: he has funny written all over him.Smartest?I reckon Brad Weber is very smart. Or Michael Allardice at the Chiefs.Cheapest?Ha, it’s Damian McKenzie I’d say!Biggest appetite?I reckon Scott ‘Scooter’ Barrett. He is full-on ripped but he’s one of those guys, I never see him stop eating. He’s just got that metabolism, while he can keep on eating all the time.Best dressed?Ardie Savea, I reckon. Some others might disagree with what he wears, but for current style he is right up there.Best singer?Caleb Clarke, probably – I heard him the other day and he can sing.Worst singer?There are plenty. I will go with Jordie Barrett though.One you’d like to be for a day?Great question. I’ve got to go Beaudie Barrett. He’s just a great lad and he’s obviously pretty good at rugby, isn’t he? THAT TEST debut against the Wallabies is still fresh in the mind for Anton Lienert-Brown. Trotting out as an All Black for the very first time, there was something surprisingly serene about the whole experience.“The legs were going under the water and on top I probably looked quite calm,” the centre tells RW of that day in 2016. “For sure there were a lot of nerves but for some reason, when I ran out there, there was a sense of calm.“In a way I felt as though I was chucked in the deep end a little bit, because we had so many injuries. I thought I’d be an injury replacement at best (for the first cap) and it turns out I started, in a pretty big match.“But I’d been in the same situation as an 18-year-old, playing for the Chiefs against the Blue Bulls at Loftus (Versfeld). I was on the wing then, the first time I’d played there since school, a year and a half before. So I took a lot of learnings at a young age.“In that Chiefs game I went into my shell on my debut. The promise I made to myself for when I reached the All Blacks, I said, ‘No matter what happens tonight, I’m just going to go out there and express myself.’ That’s where the calm came from, I think.”Taste of success: After a Bledisloe Cup win, 2016 (Getty Images)Steady and measured with his answers, Lienert-Brown talks like the guy you want deciding whether to cut the red or the blue wire while the bomb clock ticks into the last few seconds.Amazingly still just 25, he plays like it too. It has become something of a parody whenever someone says the Chiefs mainstay is underrated, so often is the phrase used. And indeed when asked about the ubiquitous underrated tag, Lienert-Brown insists that he is not trying to fit himself into one style of play or another, or to stand out as a certain breed of player; he is just doing his job, he says. The labels thrown about do not interest him in the least.However, he also accepts that what did concern him, earlier in his career, became something of a hindrance.To get to that point though, we begin by considering how hard it must be to maintain any semblance of tranquillity throughout a career. It’s easier said than done. Lienert-Brown has a process.“I work on my mental game quite a lot. So I meditate at the start of the week and then close to the game I start visualising my game day in the build-up to that. I don’t actually visualise what’s going to happen in the game but more the times where I feel nervous – it is always in the build-up, from the warm-ups right through to kick-off.“I’m always really nervous before, until the ref blows the whistle. In that visualisation, I take the same breath as I would out in the field. And that brings me a sense of calm because it’s like I’ve already been there before. I’ve already been there in my week.Take a knee: ALB at Japan 2019 (Getty Images)“When I realised that worked for me was probably after a lot of learnings over my career. I started really young and initially I was an over-thinker. I over-thought a lot of things and I got to a stage where I actually got really sick of rugby. I didn’t enjoy the game any more and it sort of burnt me out, because of my thoughts.“I had to make a decision. I said to myself, ‘If I’m this unhappy, I might as well not play the game. Or I’ve got to make some big changes.’ And that’s when I really started being passionate about the mental side of my game.“I was about 20 at the time. I don’t want to exaggerate what I went through but how I felt at the time was that I hit rock bottom, you know. There was anxiety and depression of some sort, that’s what I was experiencing.“When you hit rock bottom you’ve got to change things. It was a tough time in my life but looking back on it I wouldn’t change it for the world, because you learn so much through it, and I guess it’s led me to really focus on my mental game. And you also realise that there is more to rugby as well, and that brings you a sense of calm too.”Importantly, he’s happy to talk about it.His world is one of high-speed collisions while wearing one of global sport’s most recognisable uniforms, so it’s refreshing to hear him say: “I try my best to be vulnerable – it’s a word I love.”What he means by this is that he wants to be open, honest and available whenever he is asked to share his feelings on mental health issues. If friends or colleagues want to discuss what they’re wrestling with too, he will strive to be ready and unflinching.This is not, he says, natural for him either. Before he reached his big fork in the road, he would describe himself as ‘closed off’. Lienert-Brown also makes clear that he still feels pre-match nerves. The difference is that since his Test debut, he has learnt to handle them that little bit better. And in fact, if those nerves were not there at all now he would feel like something was missing.“When you hit rock bottom you’ve got to change things. It was a tough time in my life”Although raised on New Zealand’s South Island, the Canterbury-born Lienert-Brown was lured north by the brains trust of Dave Rennie and Wayne Smith. Older brother Daniel still props on the loosehead in the South, for the Highlanders. But the younger sibling says that he wants a long future playing for Waikato in the Mitre 10 Cup, the Chiefs in whatever form Super Rugby takes and with the All Blacks.Letting loose: Playing golf in Japan (Getty Images)There is a lot to be said for finding somewhere that feels like the right fit. Of course, for any player considered a safe pair of hands when Test matches get frenetic, it is not always easy to predict who will be lining up beside you when you next put those mitts to use.Yet in the days leading up to the final round of last year’s Six Nations, England coach Eddie Jones discussed the possibility that the sight of centres passing between one another in attack was getting rarer and rarer. For one Wasps game, the coach told reporters, he tasked an analyst with tracking how many passes went between Jimmy Gopperth and Malakai Fekitoa. The result was zero, Jones said.At his best Lienert-Brown can control so much play around him. So what does he make of the idea that a link between the centres could be fading in today’s game, with the midfielders perhaps becoming more like American Football running backs, as Jones has hinted at?“All I do know is that when I’m playing with one midfield partner, I want to form a really good connection with that person,” the Chiefs star says. “You realise how they play and it’s about using your strengths together.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Businesses or institutions can be fined up to $5,000 per violation if they require vaccine documentation for entry, service or participationBy John Haughey | The Center SquareGov. Ron DeSantis lifted all pandemic-related emergency orders on Monday while signing a “vaccine passport” ban into law.“The fact is, we are no longer in a state of emergency,” DeSantis said in St. Petersburg while signing Senate Bill 2006, which fines businesses or institutions up to $5,000 per violation if they require vaccine documentation for entry, service or participation.SB 2006 also amends the state’s Emergency Management Act to limit local emergency powers. Under the new law, local councils/commissions must approve any public health emergency order beyond 30 days.DeSantis’ executive order essentially makes provisions in SB 2006 effective immediately instead of July 1.Under SB 2006 and the executive order, businesses can still make their own rules regarding masks, temperature checks or other protocols but cannot demand workers or patrons show proof of vaccination.“You have a right to participate in society – go to a restaurant, movie, a ballgame, all these things – without having to divulge this type of information. And oh, by the way, you give that to big companies, they are going to absolutely try to monetize that. So, we didn’t want to go down that road,” DeSantis said.The governor said the emergency orders and pandemic restrictions are no longer needed because enough Floridians, including 80% of the state’s seniors, have been vaccinated.“Emergency orders, these extraordinary measures, at this point are not justifiable,” DeSantis said. “We have a majority of our adult population [that] has been vaccinated. At this point to people that haven’t been vaccinated is certainly not because of a lack of supply or a lack of availability.”Democratic statehouse leaders, in a regularly scheduled Monday news conference, said SB 2006 and the order violates business owners’ property rights, repudiates DeSantis’ own regional strategies and is more about the governor’s 2024 ambitions than Florida.“To lift everything, and simply say that it’s over, that’s not true,” said Rep. Evan Jenne, Ft. Lauderdale, adding DeSantis’ regional strategy should be retained.“One of the real bright spots was how, during the handling of the pandemic, the governor really allowed certain counties, especially down here in South Florida – some of the more built-up and populous counties – allowed them to make some of their own moves,” he said. “I think that was one of the smartest things Gov. DeSantis did. So, this is a complete reversal of one of the things I would actually praise him for.”Rep. Fentrice Driskell, Tampa, said the vaccine documentation ban removes a measure some businesses, such as the state’s $8 billion cruise industry, wanted and appears at odds with Republican support for business.“It’s been an interesting sort of role reversal that we’re seeing with Republican leadership where they keep trying to tell businesses and corporations how to do their job and how to run their business,” she said. “It’s just very strange to me. And again, I think a move in the wrong direction.” TAGSBanBusinessCOVID-19Emergency OrderFlorida LegislatureGovernor Ron DeSantisPandemicThe Center SquareVaccinationVaccine Passport Previous articleMayor Demings responds to DeSantis’ Order to lift pandemic-related orders; vaccine eligibility expands to all individualsNext article5 Great Board Games You Can Now Play On Your Phone Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Surrounded by lawmakers, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the end of a legislative session, Friday, April 30, 2021, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla.; AP Photo / Wilfredo Lee Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate
2008 CopyHouses•Wiggensbach, Germany ArchDaily Haus Ungar / Hoffmann ArchitektSave this projectSaveHaus Ungar / Hoffmann Architekt Photographs Projects Photographs: Hermann RuppText description provided by the architects. The House of the Ungar in Wiggensbach was for Architect Rainer Hoffmann and Architect Peter Fakler a challenge because it had to be implemented with a minimum budget of 240,000 €. It was also the first project realized by his own studio.Save this picture!© Hermann RuppThe view is an essential element of the design. The south facade, completely in glass, opens to a mountain scene. The other sides are closed as much as possible. The second dominant design principle is the reduction. It resulted partially from the limited budget and from the desire of the client to live in clear minimalist forms. The garage closes a three-sided protected courtyard, a transition zone before entering the house. In the underground there are rooms for three children and one guest. The groundfloor is the living room for parents and common area. The balcony is inline with the entire south facade and is protected by the overhanging roof, therefore expanding the living area to the outside. The foundation floor is a Steel-Concrete construction with stacked walls in Wood frame construction (large prefabricated pieces) highly isolated.Save this picture!© Hermann RuppProject gallerySee allShow lessEmbassy of the Czech Republic in USA / Your Building HereArticlesDenver International Airport South Terminal / Santiago CalatravaArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/72738/haus-ungar-hoffmann-architekt Clipboard Haus Ungar / Hoffmann Architekt Architects: Hoffmann Architekt Area Area of this architecture project Area: 191 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year: “COPY” Germany Houses Save this picture!© Hermann Rupp+ 13 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/72738/haus-ungar-hoffmann-architekt Clipboard CopyAbout this officeHoffmann ArchitektOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWiggensbachWoodHousesGermanyPublished on August 13, 2010Cite: “Haus Ungar / Hoffmann Architekt” 13 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
The following statement, written by the former president of Cuba on Oct. 17, can be found at the Granma website at tinyurl.com/nstntk2.In 2005, 1,586 Cuban doctors wait, ready to assist Hurricane Katrina survivors.Our country did not hesitate one minute in responding to the request made by international bodies for support to the struggle against the brutal epidemic which has erupted in West Africa.This is what our country has always done, without exception. The government had already given pertinent instructions to immediately mobilize and reinforce medical personnel offering their services in this region on the African continent. A rapid response was likewise given to the United Nations request, as has always been done when requests for cooperation have been made.Any conscious person knows that political decisions which involve risks to highly qualified personnel imply a high level of responsibility on the part of those who call upon them to fulfill a dangerous task. It is even more difficult than sending soldiers, who have also done so as their duty, to combat and die for a just political cause.The medical professionals who travel to any location whatsoever to save lives, even at the risk of losing their own, provide the greatest example of solidarity a human being can offer, above all when no material interest whatsoever exists as a motivation. Their closest family members also contribute to such missions what they most love and admire. A country tested by many years of heroic struggle can understand well what is expressed here.The first debt-free U.S graduates of Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine.Everyone understands that by completing this task with maximum planning and efficiency, our people and sister peoples of the Caribbean and Latin America will be protected, preventing expansion of the epidemic, which has unfortunately already been introduced, and could spread, in the United States, which maintains many personal ties and interactions with the rest of the world. We will happily cooperate with U.S. personnel in this task, not in search of peace between these two states which have been adversaries for so many years, but rather, in any event, for World Peace, an objective which can and should be attempted.Monday, October 20, at the request of several countries in the area, a meeting will take place in Havana with the participation of important authorities who have expressed the need to implement pertinent measures to prevent the spreading of the epidemic, and combat it in a rapid and efficient manner.Caribbeans and Latin Americans will be sending a message of encouragement and of struggle to the rest of the world’s peoples.The hour of duty has arrived.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News Reports May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information October 21, 2020 Find out more ColombiaAmericas to go further News Organisation September 6, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV cameraman assaulted by police after covering squat 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the way the Bogotá police mistreated cameraman Germán Palma of the Noticias Uno TV station on 2 September after he and reporter Patricia Uribe covered the occupation of abandoned homes in Patio Bonito, in the south of the city, by persons displaced by the civil war.“The way the police detained Palma constitutes outright assault,” the press freedom organisation said. “We call on the authorities to deal with particular severity with state employees who abuse their authority in this manner, without respect for rights or persons.”After spending two hours filming in Patio Bonito, Palma and Uribe were in the process of leaving when they were asked to identify themselves by police who were keeping the neighbourhood under close surveillance and were monitoring everyone entering and leaving.The police let Uribe pass but detained Palma on the grounds that he was disrespectful to a colonel. When Palma refused to accompany the police to the police stations, they threw him to the ground and beat him until he surrendered his camera.The police finally escorted Palma to the police station where they broke open his camera to withdraw the cassette. He was questioned by a senior officer as to how he had managed to get into Patio Bonito and who had helped him. He refused to reply.Palma was finally able to recover his damaged camera and cassette and was allowed to leave. Before going home, he saw a doctor about the bruises and pain resulting from the beating. RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Receive email alerts Follow the news on Colombia ColombiaAmericas
Print THE Treaty city is set to treble its population in the next ten to twenty years, with a prediction that it will be home to 250,000 people. And the soaring cost of petrol is one of the factors that will drive a reversal of the trend which saw people moving out to the country and the city suburbs. Professor Merrit Bucholz outlined his vision for the Limerick of the future as part of a presentation to the city council’s Transport and infrastructure committee this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It’s predicted that the city will grow astonishingly quickly and we need to imagine now that Limerick’s population will grow to 250,000 and that could happen in the next decade,” the professor said.“We need to make the city a more attractive option for those who choose to live in the countryside. We need a city which can grow sustainably, where you can commute in ten minutes, walk everywhere and send children to school around the corner, “And his predictions hit home with the committee members with chairman, Cllr Ger Fahy (FG) stating that an immediate start should be made on at least some of the projects suggested in Professor Bucholz’s presentation, “A View for the Future of Limerick City”.“If we get some of those projects moving, it will add to the attractiveness of Limerick as a city,” he said.Cllr Joe Leddin (Lab) said there had been some very positive moves in recent times, but dereliction in the city centre would have to be tackled.“The Milk Market is a good example. That has been an outstanding success. I go there every week but what are we doing with the Madden building? It’s right beside our beautiful market and there are burned-out cars in the basement and water pouring off of the top floor”.He added that education was one of the key drivers of dynamic city.“We have a situation in Limerick where there are selective enrolments and parents who can’t get their children into school here are forced to bypass the city to send them to school”.Cllr Diarmuid Scully (FG) said the idea that we can go on maintaining more roads per head of population than any other country in Europe for people to live in the country was insane. Cllr Pat Kennedy (FG) said that a key objective must be to “see the city as a dynamic source for growth”. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement Previous articleMurder witness convicted for selling drugsNext articleCrackdown on counterfeit cigarette traders admin NewsLocal NewsLimerick population set to trebleBy admin – November 17, 2012 629 Linkedin Email