Upbeat Puma lifts forecast

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailOpulent ExpressAn Aircrew Saw Odd Activity On A Remote Island And Had To Look CloserOpulent ExpressStuff AnsweredSeniors Save on New MattressesStuff AnsweredReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterDirect HealthyKate Silverton’s PartnerDirect HealthyArticles VallyThey Saw This During Prince Charles’ BroadcastArticles VallyTruthfinderEnter Your Name, Wait 105 Seconds, Here’s What Your Friends Can Know About YouTruthfinder Upbeat Puma lifts forecast whatsapp Tuesday 26 October 2010 7:52 pm whatsapp Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content GERMAN sporting goods company Puma hiked its sales outlook and posted solid third-quarter profits, following in the footsteps of rivals Adidas and Nike.The company said yesterday it expects the sales outlook to improve in the fourth quarter as it reported demand in North America and Latin America helped boost third-quarter sales by 6.5 per cent. It forecast €4bn (£3.5bn) of sales by 2015 and said it aimed to keep its gross profit margin – a measure of profitability — stable until then.Puma, which is controlled by France’s PPR, said it now sees 2010 sales growing by a medium to high single-digit percentage. It previously said it saw sales growing by a low to medium single-digit percentage this year. The second half of the year continues to show solid sales growth which should more than offset the flat performance in the first half of the year,” Puma said in a statement. Sales surged 27 per cent in the Americas but were broadly flat in Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa. The Herzogenaurach, Germany-based sporting goods company posted third-quarter net profit of €77.6m up from €67.9m in the year-earlier period and broadly in line with €78.7m forecast in a Reuters poll. More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgUnilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnilever Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of food and food ingredients as well as home and personal care products for the wholesale and retail sectors in Nigeria. Its product portfolio encompasses toothpastes, soaps, washing detergents, dish washing liquids, baby products, lotions and petroleum jelly, margarine, tea and bouillon cubes. Well-known brands include Close-up and Pepsodent toothpaste; Lux, Lifebuoy and Rexona soap; Vaseline lotions and petroleum jelly; Lipton tea, Knorr and Royco bouillon cubes and flavouring; Sunlight dishwashing liquid; Omo washing powder and Pears baby products. Founded in 1923 and formerly known as Lever Brothers (West Africa) Limited, the company changed its name to Unilever Nigeria Plc in 2001. Unilever Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Unilever Overseas Holdings BV. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Unilever Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

House in Bela Vista / RVdM Arquitectos

first_img House in Bela Vista / RVdM Arquitectos Portugal “COPY” Save this picture!© José Campos+ 26 Share ArchDaily Photographs House in Bela Vista / RVdM ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Bela Vista / RVdM Arquitectos Projects 2013 Houses “COPY” Year:  Architects: RVdM Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Gafanha da Encarnação, Portugal Year:  2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/774974/house-in-bela-vista-rvdm-arquitectos Clipboard Area:  269 m² Area:  269 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/774974/house-in-bela-vista-rvdm-arquitectos Clipboard photographs:  José CamposPhotographs:  José CamposEspecialities:MN Engenheiros, LdaProject:2009Architect In Charge:Ricardo Vieira de MeloDesign Team:Ricardo Senos, Damião Santos, Ânia Abrantes, Nuno MarquesCity:Gafanha da EncarnaçãoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José CamposRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. The small width of the available land – less than 6 meters – and the wishes of the customer to arrange the ground floor only with technical spaces demanded a typological response that organizes housing primarily in the upper two floors.Save this picture!© José CamposThe house takes advantage of two fronts, east and west. On one side the sun, the other the magnificent views of the Ria de Aveiro. In the 1st floor the program is developed in a symmetrically from the central ladder.Save this picture!© José CamposThe living room stretches from each sides of the house. Assuming its nuclear positioning, the room also expands up vertically, through a double height, which helps to organize the upper level and gives unity to common spaces.Save this picture!© José CamposIn the upper floor two bedrooms with complementary areas, one for each quadrant, are connected by a bridge that overcomes the void.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionThe relation between volumes and spaces takes place both inside and outside, dismantling the apparent stability that the stereotypical shape of the house features. The main volume floats over the surrounding walls.Save this picture!© José CamposProject gallerySee allShow lessSubversive Methods Make A Skyscraper in Michael Ryan Charters and Ranjit John Korah’…Unbuilt Project”A Folly For London” Pokes Serious Fun at London’s Architectural TroublesArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeRVdM ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGafanha da EncarnaçãoPortugalPublished on October 17, 2015Cite: “House in Bela Vista / RVdM Arquitectos” 17 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Villa Petra / Marlene Uldschmidt

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940030/ancora-house-marlene-uldschmidt Clipboard Projects Houses Year:  Villa Petra / Marlene UldschmidtSave this projectSaveVilla Petra / Marlene Uldschmidt Photographs 2019 Portugal “COPY” Manufacturers: Agape, Ares, Artemide, B&B Italia, Blanco, Boffi, Gaggenau, Gessi, Intra Lighting, Luceplan, MGS, Metalfire, Quooker, Roshults, Viessmann, ABB, Fillix, The Rug CompanyCarpentry:Equipa QuatroEngineering:ProtecnicaCity:FerragudoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. Villa Petra is located in a noble residential area near the seaside village of Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal. The low-density area where Villa Petra is embedded is characterized by established private gardens, creating secluded properties. Many interventions and extensions in the existing house throughout the years led into a featureless building however the building footprint had to be preserved to respect legal frameworks.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe new project seeks to harmonize volumetrically, aesthetically and topographically with the sloping terrain, since the existing building showed deep signs of degradation giving place to new construction. From the double-height entrance area, the open plan ground floor combines the living room, the kitchen, dining room, bar, and stage area. The upper and lower levels are reserved for the bedrooms. Steps designed as floating platforms in timber connect the ground floor and the lower level with the intermediate level of the pool, fading the difference in heights in between. The pool was reshaped with modern straight lines and clad in white macael marble surrounded with decking.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe garden was completely redesigned including some existing palm trees and a neglected tennis court disconnected from the house harmonizing everything. The floor coverings for paths and terraces are materialized in timber and the carport area and main walkway combine macael marble in white and grey in distinct areas with a custom-made pattern. A dense group of tropical plants on the south side combined with the master bedroom prominent terrace offers shade and reduces heat on the terrace of the outdoor space.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Second FloorSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessForce-Majeure Call for EntriesBuilt Projects & MasterplansHow Community Participation can Assist in Architectural and Urban Post-Disaster Reco…Articles Share Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 51Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940030/ancora-house-marlene-uldschmidt Clipboard “COPY” Villa Petra / Marlene Uldschmidt ArchDaily CopyHouses•Ferragudo, Portugal Architects: Marlene Uldschmidt Area Area of this architecture project Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMarlene UldschmidtOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortugalPublished on May 25, 2020Cite: “Villa Petra / Marlene Uldschmidt” [Villa Petra / Marlene Uldschmidt] 25 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

U2 fans donate over $34,000 to mark Bono’s birthday

first_imgU2 fans donate over $34,000 to mark Bono’s birthday 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. The African Well Fund’s 5th Annual “Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday” fundraising campaign has raised over $34,000. All proceeds of the campaign to mark the U2 singer’s birthday will go to African Well Fund partner Africare to fund clean water projects throughout the continent.This is the fifth year in a row that U2 fans from around the world have celebrated Bono’s birthday on 10 May raising money for clean water in Africa. This year’s campaign was launched on 22 March, World Water Day, and run until 15 May. The five annual birthday campaigns have raised more than $100,000 to fund clean water projects in Africa. Fundraising activities this year included an Ebay photo auction of donated U2 concert photos which raised more than $7,000, and sales of a U2 fan project, The Little Red Book of Poe-ee-tree, a collection of poems and short stories written by U2 fans around the world. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 8 July 2007 | News Tagged with: Celebrity Research / statistics After donating online, fans signed an online birthday card for Bono at the African Well Fund web site. Their signatures and birthday greetings were incorporated into a hand-made card that was sent to Bono in Dublin. Bono has been engaged in activism on behalf of Africa for many years. In 2002, he co-founded DATA (debt, AIDS, trade, Africa) to raise public awareness of the issues in its name, and influence government policy on Africa, and has lobbied the heads of many G8 nations. Other celebrities’ birthdays have also benefited charities. Fans of Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe have marked his birthday by raising funds for the National Autistic Society. Does one of your charity’s celebrity supporters have an active fan-base that could be persuaded to mark their birthday in this way to benefit your charity?last_img read more

Historic repression of federal unions and possible revival today

first_imgThis is part 2 of an article on federal unions and discusses the historical background to workers’ “sensitivity” ratings. Part 1 discussed how the government is manipulating these ratings to make repress union activity.Before passage of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, most unions in the federal sector had no appeal rights or even a limited version of collective bargaining. The pretext for much of the repression of unions was from phony “security” interests.At the end of World War II and the initiation of the Cold War against the Soviet Union and other socialist countries, the government imposed an unprecedented draconic Executive Order against federal workers. On March 22, 1947, Executive Order 9835 established a program to whip up public enthusiasm, if not frenzy for Cold War preparations, against so-called “foreign and domestic” enemies. This order preceded the offensive by the infamous anti-communist Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Thus began the Loyalty Review Board, with its task of investigating 3 million existing government employees along with new applicants. The FBI acted as the political police and reviewed name checks and performed “field investigations” in order to inquire about the “habits” of a current and/or potential employee. The FBI thus ascertained any behavior that could be construed as negative or subversive. Conveniently, Order 9835 gave birth to the Attorney General’s List of Subversive Organizations, predecessor to the House Un-American Activities Committee, the notorious HUAC. (For more information, see “Cross of Iron: Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the National Security State, 1945-1954,” by Michael Hogan, Cambridge University Press, 2000.)On April 27, 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued Executive Order 10450, which revoked Executive Order 9835, and dismantled the Loyalty Review Program. Instead of relieving the pressure on workers, however, this executive order expanded investigations. It transferred power to the directors of federal agencies: the Office of Personnel Management and more ominously the FBI. Executive Order 10450 expanded the criteria and definitions of “security risks” with sweeping draconic language, including searches for “Any criminal, infamous, dishonest, immoral, or notoriously disgraceful conduct, habitual use of intoxicants, drug addiction, or sexual perversion.” Inclusive in this Executive Order was the arbitrary provision that offered advice on evaluating psychological or character problems. Its impact throughout government agencies was to ban the legal hiring of gay men and lesbians. It allowed extensive and overreaching background checks by FBI Field Operations to prevent authorization for federal employment.In his book, “The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government,” David K. Johnson established this discrimination. In 1975, the Civil Service Commission stated a “solution” to this repressive and discriminatory provision by offering that it would “consider” applications by lesbian and gay applicants on a “case by case basis!”It was only the mass struggle by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer movement and their allies beginning with the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion that pressured the authorities to stop enforcing these discriminatory provisions. This does not overlook the fact that LGBTQ workers face discrimination and repression in the federal government as well as the country at large to this day. Witness the anti-trans* bill recently passed by the North Carolina legislature.For federal employee unions to survive, they must transform their culture to emphasize a militant fightback against repressive interference against their members. No longer will depending on litigation or looking to alleged “friends of labor” save the union movement.It will only be through the mass struggle of working people, the Black Liberation movement (Black workers comprise 20 percent of the federal workforce) and the LGBTQ movement that the culture of federal labor unions can transform itself, including winning the right to strike.Trans* is used with an asterisk to indicate the spectrum of all the different genders of people who do not conform to the either/or of male/female or masculine/feminine.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years

first_imgIzzy McFaddenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/izzy-mcfadden/ What we’re reading: Alabama extends mask mandate, immigration centers in Texas prepare for change Linkedin Twitter RRI plans first campus scavenger hunt with free travel as the prize Facebook Izzy McFadden RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What we’re reading: Cashier testifies in George Floyd case, four dead in California shooting printLoading 50%The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years By Izzy McFaddenFrog Fountain(Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Frog Fountain(Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)When it comes to making choices, the retiring Dean of TCU’s College of Science and Engineering is pretty good at picking.Photo by: Izzy McFaddenPhoto by: Izzy McFaddenDr. Phil Hartman’s love for the environment of science started at a young age and was nurtured by his father, a microbiologist who taught at Iowa State University. “I got really lucky,” Hartman said. “I picked the right parents.”When looking for a university to launch his career, Hartman chose TCU.“TCU is a pretty unusual place,” Hartman saidTCU horned frog statue (Esau Rodriguez Olvera/Staff Photographer)TCU horned frog statue (Esau Rodriguez Olvera/Staff Photographer)The Dean of TCU’s College of Science and Engineering said he chose TCU in much the same way that many students do.TCU provided a place of balance, said Hartman, who’s retiring this spring after 40 years.“What I was looking for was the ability to continue doing my research in meaningful ways but also I wanted to be at a place where teaching really mattered,” Hartman said.Hartman is among three long-time biology professors who are closing out their teaching careers this month. Combined, Hartman, Dr. Ray Drenner and Dr. Glenn Kroh have over 120 years of experience at TCU.Hartman’s primary research interest has been in oxidative stress and its relation to aging. He has over 70 publications that have been cited over 2,400 times. In the classroom, he worked to make lasting relationships with students.Hartman has taught long enough to have former students become colleagues. Photo by: TCUPhoto by: TCUDr. Clark Jones, a senior instructor in the biology department, was taught by Hartman as an undergraduate.“I remember getting papers back with red all over them but I never took it personal,” said Jones. “I just can’t believe he’s retiring,” Jones stated.Hartman served as Head of TCU’s Pre-Health Professions Program for 22 years, before he became Dean of the College of Science and Engineering in 2012.During Hartman’s time as Head of TCU’s Pre-Health Professions Program, he met student Augusto Dias.Photo by: Student Augusto DiasPhoto by: Student Augusto DiasDias was born in Peru, immigrated to Toronto when he was nine and landed in Texas at age 14. One of Dias’s good friends, at the time, introduced him to the university where he met Hartman.“I first met him before going to TCU. In fact, “I met him in high school” Dias stated.“TCU ended up speaking to me,” Dias stated as he enrolled within TCU. Dias took several classes with Hartman as a first-year student and as a sophomore.Dias described Hartman as a true motivator, and extremely passionate when caring for his students.Photo by: TCUPhoto by: TCULong-time friend, and biology professor, Dr. Ray Drenner spoke towards Hartman’s passion and persona. Despite them being in different fields, Drenner said they had very similar views on the Teacher Scholar Model.“Phil is perhaps the most all-around productive faculty member that we’ve had in the department,” Drenner said. Drenner said that all of the department members are great, but that most would describe Hartman as ‘The Most Valuable Player’.“Compared to Phil, I would say I was just kinda a slug,” said Drenner. Drenner came to TCU after receiving a Ph. D. at the University of Kansas, where he was told his transition to TCU would be the end of his career. TCU was not known for its extensive research at the time, but Drenner was attracted to the balance between research and teaching that TCU had to offer.Drenner valued the Teacher Scholar Model similar to Hartman.While Drenner and Hartman worked as colleagues, they were also “best buds,” Jones stated.Jones considered both Hartman and Drenner “very comparable,” adding that it was truly amazing to be both of their colleagues and one of their students. TopBuilt with Shorthand TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts Izzy McFaddenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/izzy-mcfadden/ ReddIt Twitter Linkedin TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Izzy McFaddenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/izzy-mcfadden/ Previous articleTCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerNext articleAcademics at TCU Izzy McFadden Izzy McFaddenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/izzy-mcfadden/ Former Fort Worth, TCU Police Department officer dies of COVID-19 and on-duty injury complications Campus NewsAcademicsAdministrationNewsFeaturesTop StoriesThe College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearsBy Izzy McFadden – May 14, 2021 1885 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Facebook Fraternity’s annual philanthropy event will look different this year due to COVID-19 Cap and gown shipments delayed, off-color versions handed out for 2020, 2021 graduateslast_img read more

Support for “national dialogue” on nuclear energy

first_img Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 November 5, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Support for “national dialogue” on nuclear energy IranMiddle East – North Africa News News News Reporters Without Borders supports the appeal launched by Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi’s Center for Supporters of Human Rights for a “national dialogue on nuclear energy” in Iran. The appeal has been signed by around 100 well-known Iranian intellectuals, journalists and human rights defenders.“The issue of nuclear energy in Iran has always been left to the government of the day, both before and after the revolution, and for this reason is regarded as a political matter,” the appeal says. “But it is not just a political issue. It also concerns the economy, society and the environment and therefore affects all Iranian citizens. The appeal adds: “Iranians do not have enough information about the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy for their country, although it is a subject of national concern that directly influences people’s daily lives. It is why we are subjected to unprecedented sanctions and why our country has been threatened with war.”Reporters Without Borders said: “Ever since the revelations about Iran’s nuclear activities at the start of the past decade, any coverage of this issue has been banned by the many government bodies responsible for monitoring and regulating the media. “Journalists are constantly censored, not only by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Orientation and its censorship wing, the Press Authorization and Surveillance Commission, but also by the ministry of intelligence, the Revolutionary Guards, the public prosecutor and the High Council for National Security.“They are forbidden to cover all nuclear matters such as the signing of an International Atomic Energy Agency protocol, the negotiations about Iran’s nuclear programme with the “5+1” group (China, France, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom and United States), representing the international community, and even nuclear energy’s environmental impact and the cost of building nuclear power plants.”On 10 October 2003, Reporters Without Borders issued a press release condemning the National Security Council’s suspension of the newspaper Entekhab (The Choice) following an article about regime in-fighting over the signing of an IAEA protocol and the prior censorship subsequently imposed by the council on this issue. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News RSF_en March 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Organisation Follow the news on Iran The Entekhab article highlighted the fact that both parliament and a presidential body supposedly in charge of signing the protocol had been sidelined and that all decision-making had been assumed by an ad hoc committee organized by the Supreme Leader. Entekhab editor Mohamad Mehdi Faghihi and political editor Mohsen Mandegari were summoned by a Tehran revolutionary court and were held overnight.The Baztab website was banned on 12 February 2007 after criticizing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in reports about the nuclear industry and corruption. The Ahmadinejad administration billed nuclear power as “the country’s biggest challenge” and tried to use it to divert attention from Iran’s major economic and social problems.“Many journalists in different cities have been threatened or arrested on spying charges over the years for referring to nuclear energy issues,” Reporters Without Borders added. “This censorship of nuclear coverage violates journalists’ freedom to inform and Iranians’ right to be informed.“Journalists have a fundamental role to play as regards informing the public on such sensitive matters, but the Iranian authorities try to suppress all independent coverage of nuclear issues so that only the official version is available.” to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Arsonists attack two private radio stations

first_img January 16, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arsonists attack two private radio stations Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti Follow the news on Haïti HaïtiAmericas RSF_en HaïtiAmericas to go further Receive email alerts October 11, 2019 Find out more June 11, 2019 Find out more Newscenter_img Another journalist murdered in Haiti Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice Organisation News November 14, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News Reporters Without Borders has condemned arson attacks by opposition supporters against Radio Pyramide and Radio America in the town of Saint-Marc 120 kms north of the capital Port-au-Prince.The international press freedom organisation called on all political groupings to act to reduce tension and respect press freedom.Opposition activists set fire to the studios of Radio Pyramide on 15 January at the end of an anti-government demonstration in the streets of Saint-Marc. The attackers destroyed equipment and threatened to kill the station’s manager and staff. The manager had to be rescued by police.The home of prosecutor Freneau Cajuste, who has been accused of persecuting members of the opposition, was also set on fire. The magistrate’s home doubles as the studios of Radio America.Opposition supporters accuse Radio Pyramide of being close to the ruling Fanmi Lavalas party and of broadcasting government propaganda. Several sources suggested the attack might have been carried out by an organisation called Ramicos, in reprisal for an armed attack by supporters of the president on anti-government demonstrators that left three people injured. Fritson Orius, owner of Radio Pyramide, had also, in several interviews, spoken out against an alleged plot against the radio station. He accused Marc Antoine Adolphe, head of Radio Tête à Tête that was recently shut down by the authorities, of preparing the attack. Adolphe, who now lives in exile in the Dominican Republic, denied the accusation.Radio Pyramide had only just resumed broadcasting after an earlier sabotage in November 2003. Police arrested Fritson Orius on 14 January after a demonstrator suffered gunshot wounds in front of the station. Orios said he had ordered a guard to shoot in the air to disperse the demonstrators. A commando of several armed and hooded men destroyed transmitters of eight radio stations and one television of a range of political tendencies on 13 January, forcing them all off the air. Reporters Without Borders condemned the attacks and expressed concern at this new form of censorship. last_img read more

Huge drop in social housing refits in Limerick

first_imgTwitter Boarded up houses at Sarsfield Avenue, GarryowenMaurice Quinlivan TD with John Nugent, Sinn Féin Representative at the Boarded up houses at Sarsfield Avenue, GarryowenPicture Brendan gleesonHOUSING Minister Eoghan Murphy has been criticised for a whopping 86 per cent drop in the number of vacant social housing units being brought back into use in Limerick.Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan this week hit out at the government’s housing policy, criticising the huge number of local authority houses lying idle in Limerick, as they await central government funding for refurbishment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “My constituency office is inundated with working families with nowhere to live. This government has completely failed to get a handle on the homelessness and housing crisis, and their policies in housing have been a complete failure. There are now 2,725 people on the housing waiting list in Limerick, yet if you look around the city you will find a large number of local authority houses boarded up and lying idle,” Deputy Quinlivan told the Limerick Post.Boarded up houses at Sarsfield Avenue, GarryowenBoarded up houses at Sarsfield Avenue, GarryowenPicture Brendan gleeson“This is a source of great frustration for so many people, who rightly can’t understand why these houses are boarded up and left empty in the midst of a homelessness and housing crisis.”The problem, the deputy maintains, is that the Fine Gael government is not providing the capital required by local authorities to refurbish these social housing units, and get them into use.“Limerick Council has informed me that they are awaiting funding approval from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government for void houses.“Last month I wrote to Minister Murphy outlining my concerns about this, and asking when funding will be provided for these houses. Unfortunately, the Minister or his Department failed to reply to any of my questions.“In 2017, just €215,520 in funding was provided to Limerick Council to return vacant social housing units to use, down from €915,969 in 2014. As a result, the number of void units returned has substantially dropped from 94 units in 2014, to just 13 last year, a whopping 86 per cent fall,” he declared.Boarded up houses at Sarsfield Avenue, GarryowenBoarded up houses at Sarsfield Avenue, GarryowenPicture Brendan gleesonThe Limerick politician went on to invite Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to come to the city to see for himself the huge number of boarded up social housing units waiting for funding.“Time and time again we hear the Minister and this government say funding is not an issue for local authorities. This is complete nonsense, and these figures prove funding is desperately needed.“These homes are sitting idle, while thousands of people in Limerick wait for a local authority house. It’s a ridiculous situation. The buck stops with Minister Murphy, and if he can’t manage to do the job, we need an election now to let the people decide who should.”Fine Gael Senator for Limerick, Kieran O’Donnell told the Limerick Post this Wednesday that he has received confirmation from Minister Murphy that funding is being provided to the Council to refurbish 70 voids owned by the local authority and bring them back into use.“These are much-needed homes here in Limerick and the total cost of this refurbishment programme is €1.4m. Having this funding approval in place will enable the local authority to bring these vacant homes up to standard and back into use as quickly as possible,” Senator O’Donnell commented. Advertisement TAGSHousingNewspolitics NewsHousingPoliticsHuge drop in social housing refits in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – August 23, 2018 5401 Facebook Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Previous articleMunster will look to take learnings from Exeter with bigger tests aheadNext article‘Eye Scream’ Mural vandals condemned Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Print Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Linkedin Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more