TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgTPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileTPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited owns and operates hotels and lodges in Kenya for the business and tourist sectors. The company owns and operates 35 hotels as well as a selection of resorts, safari guest lodges, safari camps, palaces and forts located in strategic sites in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Subsidiary companies include TPS (Kenya) Limited which owns Nairobi Serena Hotel, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Mara Serena Safari Lodge and Kilaguni Serena Lodge; TPS (Zanzibar) Limited which owns Zanzibar Serena Hotel; TPS (Tanzania) Limited which owns Kirawira Serena Camp, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Serena Mivumo River Lodge and Selous Serena Camp; and TPS (Uganda) Limited. Other properties owned and managed by TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited include Lake Victoria Serena Resort in Uganda and Polana Serena Hotel in Mozambique. TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

FTSE 100 crash: I’d buy these 2 cheap shares today ahead of a stock market rally

first_imgFTSE 100 crash: I’d buy these 2 cheap shares today ahead of a stock market rally Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 | More on: ITV WTB Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Peter Stephens owns shares of Whitbread. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV. 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. 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The FTSE 100 may have rebounded from its recent market crash, but many of its members continue to trade significantly below their 2020 highs. As such, buying a range of them now ahead of a long-term recovery could be a sound move. After all, the index has always recovered from its various downturns and bear markets to post new record highs.With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 shares that could offer long-term growth potential. Yes, further declines in their prices cannot be ruled out in the short run. But they appear to offer wide margins of safety at the present time.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…FTSE 100 media stock ITVITV’s (LSE: ITV) recent quarterly update highlighted the impact that coronavirus is having on its financial performance. For example, its total revenue declined by 7% versus the same period of the previous year. And it could experience further falls as the lockdown continues. The crisis has forced the FTSE 100 company to close down large parts of its operations.In response, the company is seeking to emerge from the current crisis in a relatively strong position. It has taken measures such as cost reductions that are set to lead to a fall in its overheads of £60m in the current year. It has also cut back on capital expenditure in the short run, as well as making reductions to some of its programme budgets to conserve cash.Ultimately, ITV’s financial performance is closely linked to the prospects for the UK economy. As such, it could experience a challenging period that includes falling sales and a substantially lower bottom line. However, the FTSE 100 company’s strong market position and the 52% fall in its share price since the start of the year could make it an attractive long-term recovery opportunity.WhitbreadAnother FTSE 100 share that is experiencing severe disruption to its sales and profitability is hotel operator Whitbread (LSE: WTB). Its locations are currently closed, and it is unclear when they will reopen.The company’s most recent update highlighted the steps it is taking to reduce costs, cut unnecessary capital expenditure and conserve cash through cancelling its planned dividend. It has also furloughed a large proportion of its employees to further reduce operating expenses.Despite taking these measures, Whitbread’s share price is down by 45% since the start of the year. And further falls in its share price cannot be ruled out depending on when hotels reopen. But I think the stock still seems to offer a wide margin of safety. It has a solid market position, and could emerge from the current crisis in a stronger competitive position relative to its smaller peers who may not be as financially sound as the FTSE 100 business.Therefore, while it faces major short-term risks that could negatively impact on investor sentiment towards its share price, Whitbread could offer long-term recovery potential. 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Here’s how I’d protect my FTSE 100 portfolio from an inflation shock

first_img Manika Premsingh 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. Manika Premsingh | Thursday, 13th May, 2021 | More on: ^FTSE Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! The FTSE 100 index started the day weakly and is currently at muted 6,900 levels. Fears of rising inflation are reportedly responsible for this. Here’s why.US reports ugly inflation numbersYesterday, the US reported a 4.2% annual consumer price inflation rate for April. This is an ugly number for at least four reasons. 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…One, it is the highest since September, 2008. Two, it is well ahead of economists’ expectations of 3.6%. Three, it is a sharp increase compared to the 2.6% year-on-year inflation seen in March, 2021. And importantly, four, it is well above the federal reserve’s 2% target.  An inflation rise was always expected. I mean, we need to look no further than the oil price increases through 2021. And we have a rise in industrial metals’ prices since last year.Also, updates from company after company that I have covered in recent weeks have flagged inflation as a growing concern. The shock comes from the extent and the speed with which it has happened, bringing the bears back out.What does it mean for FTSE 100 stocksFor FTSE 100 companies — or any others for that matter — rising inflation translates into cost pressures. They can react in one of two ways. Either they absorb the costs, which results in lower profits. Or they pass the cost increase to end customers, which further fuels inflation. Also, depending on the nature of their customers, this may affect demand levels. More broadly, at an economy-wide level, rising inflation means that with the same amount of money in their hands, consumers can buy less. In other words, a sharp inflation increase runs the risk that the economy will slump as less can be bought. What happens nextAnd right now, of all times, that is too big a risk. This means that monetary policy can kick in soon, if these inflation rates are sustained.But that is only if high inflation is sustained. So far the Fed has adopted a wait-and-watch approach, while the economic recovery takes root. If the recovery does not turn out to be as immediate as expected, inflation numbers could subside. How I’d prepare for high inflationBut I think as investors, we need to ensure that our portfolios are protected from inflation in any case, since the threat has come up. In recent days, I have talked of multiple stocks that can be good hedges. Oil stocks, industrial miners and stocks of high brand value companies are some examples. Even banks can be considered, for now. Admittedly debatable, but cryptocurrency miners, have also been talked of as an inflation hedge recently. Another way to protect a portfolio is to closely assess the prospects of those stocks that can be affected by inflation. This includes consumer discretionary segments like non-essential retailers, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants, food delivery and travel stocks. If they are likely to be impacted significantly, I would think twice before buying them. 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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. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Have Namibia Played In The Rugby World Cup Before?

first_img Expand Namibia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Here is a breakdown of some record results… What Is The Highest Ever Score In A Rugby World Cup Match? Make sure you know about the Rugby World Cup Groups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Collapse Rugby World Cup Groups Namibia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Namibia booked their place once again at the… A rundown of the Rugby World Cup groups…center_img Expand What Is The Highest Ever Score In A Rugby World Cup Match? Have Namibia Played In The Rugby World Cup Before?The Welwitschias are in the formidable Group B with South Africa, New Zealand, Canada and Italy at Japan 2019  – but have Namibia played in the Rugby World Cup before?Well, they have featured in every single World Cup since 1999. Namibia were not invited to the inaugural event in 1987 and did not enter in 1991 and did not qualify in 1995.They made it to the group stages in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. However, the African side are still to win a first ever match in the global showcase. But in 2015, in Exeter, there was jubilation when fly-half Theuns Kotze crossed for a late try against Georgia – the 17-16 defeat gave the Namibians their first RWC bonus point.Winners: Namibia with the Africa Gold Cup trophy (Getty Images)Incidentally, Kotze is the top point-scorer for Namibia in World Cups, with 59 points. However no one has ever scored more than two World Cup tries for Namibia. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Here is everything you need to know about the African side’s fortunes at the global showcase. Try time: Johan Deysel scores against NZ in 2015 (Getty Images) Rugby World Cup Groups Dark day: Losing 142-0 in 2003 (Getty Images)Netting that bonus point against Georgia was quite some feat, considering the Welwitschias suffered three sin-bins and the loss of concussed skipper Jacques Burger that day.Despite the fact they have never won a game at the World Cup, their lowest moment is not hard to identify.The mental scars of Adelaide 2003 run deep, as they wilted against competition hosts Australia, claiming the record for biggest loss in RWC history. Namibia, so ill-prepared that they had to block out sponsors’ logos on borrowed shorts earlier in the tournament, were obliterated 142-0 by the Wallabies. The hosts chalked up 32 line breaks. “To get to heaven you have to go through hell first,” said coach Dave Waterston at the time.As former front-rower Kees Lensing told RW of that fateful day: ““I remember going into the changing room at half-time – the score was 69-0 – and we had to walk to the left of the pavilion. I was thinking, ‘We’re in big trouble’.”last_img read more

Making sense out of Las Vegas

first_imgDoug Bankson is the Lead Pastor at the Victory Church World Outreach Center in Apopka and an Apopka City Commissioner. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSOpinionPastor Doug Bankson Previous articleCanned skunkNext articleA nation in mourning Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR OpinionBy Pastor Doug BanksonHow do we make sense out of such insanity?Everyone is reeling over the inhuman massacre of innocent lives in Las Vegas, the latest in a string of attacks that seem to be worsening with each passing day. To say this was a sick act is an understatement. Heinous comes to mind. How could a man who was wealthy, successful, and to those who knew him an otherwise apparently normal person commit such an act? The even greater question is, what is happening to our nation and our world?While no one simple answer explains every complex situation, there is an overriding and systemic issue that gives rise to a climate of the selfish and wanton taking of lives. Self governance was designed for a moral people, and fails without moral restraints. George Washington was famously quoted as saying, “Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society.” John Adams, our second president also warned, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”These statements denote something deeper that restrains society from falling into anarchy. But let me first make a few other observations:Stricter gun control is an emotional and easy target that misses the mark. No amount of gun control laws have the power to police the inward dealings of a man. It is already against the law to commit such crimes and yet they haven’t stopped them, so more laws will simply take away the rights of law abiding citizens protected by the second amendment, and leave them even more prey.Many point to the socio-economic problems, but obviously that was not the case here, nor is it in the millions of poor yet happy people that live decent and good lives all over the world.We could seek to blame distraught situations, yet again there are many who face devastation and would never think of doing such a horrific act. Tragedies abound, and yet for many they display amazing acts of overcoming adversity.Yes laws are necessary for the governing of any society, but they alone cannot solve the issue. Law is the delineating of standards of conduct for mankind to live in liberty with one another. Law labels crime and metes its punishment, and becomes a deterrent for an individual to understand that bad actions bring bad consequences.But the true problem lies deeper than reason alone, which is why this insane act in Vegas makes no sense to the normal individual. It goes to the very heart and soul of a man. You see, God created us with a self governing tool called conscience. It is an internal knowledge of right and wrong, written into the heart of men, like a spiritual DNA code, that will ever separate us from artificial intelligence. It is not something you can merely educate into the core of a person or even force such action against their will.Conscience is an innate control valve that is more tied to love than to reason. True love will work no ill toward its neighbor, thus demonstrating by intuitive knowledge what God’s law spells out.All of God’s laws are the aforementioned standards of conduct that logically delineate what an uncorrupted and un-seared conscience knows. It was understood by our founders as universal law, aka the laws of nature and nature’s God. These laws were expressed in written form and delivered directly to Moses on Mount Sinai. They are called The Ten Commandments, and are the foundation stones for human law. Uneducated people will argue scriptures about not eating shellfish and the like, not understanding the difference between law and ordinance, ceremonial Jewish law, and the effect of the Cross and Jesus’ atonement. But our founders understood it, and built this nation and its liberties upon the Judeo-Christian foundation.They knew that the first of the two tablets was off limits to government intrusion, and was the framework for the first amendment. But the second tablet of the Ten Commandments dealt with interpersonal relationships, and established the parameters for man-made laws and ordinances. We do not have the right to make any laws contrary to these universal parameters of right and wrong! Included are issues of marriage and family (both as God defines) as well as other commands that teach us not to lie, steal, or covet our neighbors wife or property.Nestled in the midst of these is the clear command: THOU SHALT NOT MURDER. This is the accurate translation because murder is the taking of innocent life. This is the reason we all are angry, hurt, and bewildered today, because this law is written in our hearts by God, and it is our conscience that keeps us from crossing this line.So now to the systemic issue that we are plagued with, and I fear we are only seeing the beginning of darkness. We have pushed God out of our nation and he is ebbing from public consciousness! Not only are we removing the internal law of conscience which brings moral restraint, but we are eroding the foundation of moral law itself -the second line of defense against a broken conscience. If there is no God, there is no universal law, and there is no eternal consequence!Since 1947 when the initial errors of redefining the establishment clause began to shift at the Supreme Court level, the lie of secularism has slowly wrapped its fingers around our throats and is beginning to squeeze the life from us. Secularism and humanism are the big lies that are re-writing history, and removing the only true deterrent from our society falling apart. In 1962 we made a monumental move in the wrong direction by the process of outlawing prayer and Bible reading from schools, and we now have an entire generation indoctrinated in the glory of man with no mention of God. We are suffering the consequence of removing God from our culture, and consciences are getting seared to the point of animal instinct. We have proudly labeled Las Vegas “Sin City” and have now suffered the worst mass shooting in U.S. history there. We need God to deliver us from ourselves!WHEN THE FORCES OF CONSCIENCE AND CONSEQUENCE ARE BROKEN DOWN, MEN PLUNGE INTO UNRESTRAINED EVIL!This is the systemic issue that our founders warned us of, and we must turn back to the God who can save us from ourselves. If the government systematically silences the voice of the church from society, and interjects its own morality based upon the offense of others, we have already lost our liberty. Christianity does not seek to force belief in God, but we are duty bound to uphold the laws of the Creator who gave us our inalienable rights! It is the only form of government that actually protects everyone’s right to believe according to their conscience, however we must play by the rules or we lose the game.So as we are all facing this unspeakable tragedy, may we also reconcile ourselves to the God who gave us this land of liberty. May we find ways to express our thoughts without destroying our foundation. May we honor our flag and stand for the ones who stood for our liberty while we find better ways to deal with the injustices we see or perceive. May we continue to be one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.May God cradle the hearts of those who have suffered such loss, and may we work together to bring healing and peace. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

How do trees protect lakes from stormwater pollution?

first_img Actually, the photo of the lakeshore above looks very much like over at Kraft Azalea Gardens in Winter Park. Please enter your name here TAGSLakesOrange CountypollutionstormwaterTrees Previous articleCookies and Milk with a Cop this morningNext articleNelson leads the way in huge fundraising and spending period Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Such a pretty lake scene in the photo above. He leads me beside still waters and restores my soul. From the Orange County Public Information OfficeJoin Orange County’s Environmental Protection Division to learn the results of a study that provides recommendations on how trees can be better integrated into the County’s stormwater management programs to help reduce flooding, improve water quality in surface waters like lakes and rivers, and provide other environmental benefits. A community meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 22nd from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Orange County Environmental Protection Division office, which is located at 3165 McCrory Place, Suite 200, in Orlando.  Light refreshments will be served. Interested attendees should pre-register for the free event at www.ocfl_urbantrees.eventbrite.comThe consultant for the study, Green Infrastructure Center (GIC), will present maps that detail the current tree canopy coverage in unincorporated areas of Orange County.  Based on the data collected, GIC has suggestions for increasing the county’s tree canopy and improving the protection of existing trees.“Orange County’s goal is to protect and preserve the environment for current and future generations. Trees provide a wide range of environmental, economic, and aesthetic benefits,” said Orange County Environmental Protection Division Manager David D. Jones. “This study has allowed us to better understand the County’s existing tree resources and to think about how we might better plan to protect and enhance tree canopy as a way to manage stormwater more effectively. Increasing our urban tree canopy will provide long-lasting benefits to our community, not just for stormwater management, but also for clean air benefits, increased property values, and beautification of our community,”Orange County was one of only three municipalities in Florida selected by the Florida Forest Service (FFS) to participate in the study sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, which covers seven southeastern states. Funding for GIC’s technical assistance was provided through a grant provided by the FFS.  Orange County matched the funding awarded by the FFS grant.These efforts support a strategy in Orange County’s “Our Home for Life” community sustainability plan that seeks to promote urban forestry and expand tree canopy.For more information about the community meeting or the tree canopy and stormwater study, e-mail [email protected] or call 407-836-1400. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom February 18, 2018 at 7:45 am February 18, 2018 at 7:48 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Miacenter_img That is a little piece of heaven, when the birds are nesting and loudly hollering, if you go over there at the right time of the year. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 3 COMMENTS Reply Reply Mama Mia February 17, 2018 at 7:52 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Mama Mialast_img read more

Charity stockmarket race begins again

first_imgCharity stockmarket race begins again Howard Lake | 3 November 2010 | News The Rehab Foundation’s Great Investment Race, which has raised almost €860,000 for autism, was recently launched in Dublin.The race sees teams of investment fund managers use their skill and knowledge to invest in funds on the stockmarket on behalf of Rehab. The initial capital investment was provided to Rehab by Atlantic Philanthropies, with each fund manager receiving a starting fund of €100,000 to invest for a year.The 6th Race runs from November 2010 to October 2011 and sees teams from AIB Investment Managers, Irish Life Investment Managers, KBC Asset Management (soon to be Kleinwort Benson Investors subject to regulatory approval) Merrion Investment Managers, as well a team from Rehab, take part.Last year’s Rehab Great Investment Race made a return of €267,000 on an initial investment of €100,000 and was won by Merrion Investment Managers. The overall profit from the fifth Great Investment Race was €163,000.Devised and organised by Rehab Lotteries, the Rehab Great Investment Race has, since its inception in 2001, raised €860,000 for autistic children and their families in Ireland.www.rehab.ie  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Rev. Pinkney is free!

first_imgRev. Edward PinkneyExactly two years and six months after being locked up, Michigan’s political prisoner, the Rev. Edward Pinkney, walked out from behind the bars. His spouse, Dorothy Pinkney, waited for him at the Brooks Correctional Facility in Muskegon Heights, Mich., on the morning of June 13, ready to drive him to their home in the small town of Benton Harbor in southwest Michigan.Two nights before his release, Workers World asked Pinkney whether he was “packed and ready to go.” He replied, “I’ve been packed and ready for two-and-a-half years.” Those familiar with the case cannot believe that this 68-year-old African-American community leader could have been charged, tried and convicted on no evidence.Pinkney faced a white judge, a white prosecutor and an all-white jury on frame-up charges of having altered some dates on a recall petition against Benton Harbor’s then-mayor, James Hightower. There were no confession, no forensic evidence and no witnesses against him.All activists are threatened by his conviction, which was upheld last year by the Michigan Court of Appeals. That court ruled that Rev. Pinkney had the greatest animosity to the mayor and therefore could be assumed to have committed the crime. The case is now headed for the Michigan Supreme Court. Even if that court were to exonerate Rev. Pinkney, they cannot give him back the hard 30 months he has already served.Detroit area supporters are holding a “Welcome Home Rev. Pinkney” dinner on Saturday, July 8, at which Rev. Pinkney will speak. It will be at the St. Matthew – St. Joseph Church, 8850 Woodward Ave., Detroit, and will run from 2 to 5 p.m.A “Welcome Home” fund has been established to help the Pinkneys get back on their feet. On line, you can go to YouCaring.com, search for “Fund for Rev. Pinkney” and click on that to make your donation. Or send a check to Moratorium Now Coalition (memo – Rev. Pinkney), 5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

“You journalists talk too much. You are spies, we are going to tear you apart”

first_img April 15, 2021 Find out more June 11, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “You journalists talk too much. You are spies, we are going to tear you apart” GuineaAfrica Organisation Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists News Reporters Without Borders is very worried about a decline in security for news providers in the Guinean capital of Conakry during the past two months.At least 15 journalists have been physically attacked and have had equipment damaged in growing political tension since President Alpha Condé announced on 13 April that he had decided to hold parliamentary elections on 30 June. More than a dozen people have been killed and 100 wounded in clashes between demonstrators and security forces during opposition demonstrations.“The climate for journalists covering political developments on the grounds is now appalling,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They are exposed both to violence by the security forces and the hostility of some over-excited demonstrators.” “The physical attacks on journalists in recent weeks constitute flagrant violations of freedom of information. We point out that proper and transparent elections are impossible without guarantees for pluralism and the safety of reporters.”Six journalists with privately-owned radio Lynx FM and at least nine other reporters have been attacked by demonstrators or groups involved in violence. One reporter told the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) he was targeted for being a journalist. A young demonstrator shouted at him: “You journalists talk too much. You are spies, we are going to tear you apart.”Thierno Alpha Ibrahima Balde of Lynx FM was deliberately targeted by policemen, who beat him with rifle butts and destroyed his equipment. He was transferred to a Conakry hospital in a serious condition.Here is a non-exhaustive list of journalists who have been attacked in the course of their work (Journalist, media, date, location): Follow the news on Guinea News News Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says May 19, 2021 Find out more News Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months Receive email alerts RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information GuineaAfrica – Djamila Thianguel Bah, Lynx FM, 2 May 2013, Conakry airport- Thierno Alpha Ibrahima Balde, Lynx FM, 23 May 2013, Bambeto district- Mohamed Bangoura, Lynx FM, 2 May 2013, Conakry airport- Mamadou Bobo Barry, Lynx FM, 18 April 2013, RPG headquarters, Hamdallaye district- Idiatou Diallo, Lynx FM, 18 April 2013, RPG headquarters, Hamdallaye district- Asmou Diallo, Lynx FM, 18 April 2013, “Petit Lac” Taouyah district- Souleymane Bah, Espace FM, 2 May 2013, Conakry airport- Amadou Bah, Bonheur FM, 2 May 2013, Conakry airport- Ibrahima Sory Cisse, Bonheur FM, 2 May 2013, La Casse district- Moussa Cepha Camara , Planète FM, 23 May 2013, Conakry airport- Mohamed Albe Bangoura, Horizon FM, 18 April 2013, La Casse district- N’Fanly Guilavogui, Evasion FM, 18 April 2013, La Casse district- Saran Camara, Evasion FM, 18 April 2013 – Dialo Bachir, Evasion FM – Elhadj Oumar Barry, Evasion FM The opposition has been holding demonstrations in Conakry since mid-April in protest against the lack of consensus about the holding of “free and transparent” elections. Opposition coalition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo questions the impartiality of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).When violence intensified from 22 to 25 May, President Condé rushed back from Addis Ababa, where the African Union was holding a meeting to mark the 50th anniversary of its creation. “No one should be a victim because of their origins or opinions,” Condé said, asking the justice ministry to “shed light” on the violence.More information about media freedom in Guinea: – Press releases- RWB’s country filePhotograph: Protests in Conakry (Cellou Binani – AFP) April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

JP’s millions to open up education

first_imgAdvertisement Email NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsJP’s millions to open up educationBy Bernie English – April 9, 2015 978 TAGSeducationfeaturedJP McManusLIT Limerick Institute of Technologyby Bernie English [email protected] RADICAL new scheme to allow youngsters as young as ten experience a third level environment has been given €4 million in funding, courtesy of philanthropist JP McManus.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The €4 million donation by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund is set to boost plans by Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) to develop a community engagement facility on campus that will benefit communities on the city’s north-side.An indoor astro-turf facility is among the developments included in the scheme that will bring youngsters into the third-level environment and debunk assumptions that third level education is only for the elite.According to a spokesperson for the Limerick Institute of Technology, (LIT) the ‘Community Engagement Gateway’ is a flagship project of the Campus 2030 Master-plan and will deliver a range of “social transformation benefits for the wider community on the Northside of the city and beyond”.The development, which will cost a total of €18 million, will deliver a 6,675 square meters facility “that will use sport as a vehicle for community engagement activities, with its core focus on making educational opportunities open to all”.There have been local objections to an application for funding from the Regeneration Fund for the project.Tom Daly, chairperson of the Moyross Residents Alliance, says that while the community would welcome the innovation it’s “putting the cart before the horse”.“We have no issue with LIT but the community here wants to see more essential projects developed to benefit everyone,” he told the Limerick Post.But the LIT spokesman said that any money sought from central government, which includes regeneration funding, is in addition to any allocation already promised for community regeneration.“LIT is actively working with a range of other funding sources to finalise the delivery of the project and is confident that the ambitious project will achieve the planned timelines.  Planning for the overall project is expected to be lodged in January of next year, with construction to commence in October 2016 and the facility to be in operation by 2018.LIT President Dr. Maria Hinfelaar said the McManus donation would kick-start a project that would be a game-changer for the wider community.“We are deeply grateful and really energised by this award that will make such a difference and help us raise the rest of the funds so the project can be completed by 2018. It will transform the area and the lives of people living there.“The project builds on work we have been doing for years in engaging with the community and supporting initiatives that raise aspirations among young people to believe in themselves and stay in education. But all these initiatives lacked a dedicated home and now we are finally going to have this.”JP McManus Benevolent Fund Chairperson Sue Ann Foley said that a fundamental purpose of the fund was to identify opportunities to support community based and not-for-profit initiatives, particularly in the area of education, healthcare and local infrastructure.“The Gateway project which will ultimately position LIT as a link between the Moyross area, Thomond Park and the city centre, will provide access to important community facilities and education allowing the north side of the city to integrate as a complete and connected unit. We are delighted to be able to contribute to such a life-changing and extraordinary scheme by LIT which will create such a positive legacy for future generations”, she said.Another key aspect of the Gateway project will be a new public plaza between LIT and the adjacent St. Nessan’s Community College – soon to be merged with the Salesians Secondary College to become Thomond Community College – that will be used as an educational corridor, and a resource for public/community outdoor events.A range of existing activities will now be headquartered in the Gateway. These will include the LIT GIVE project, which encourages students to engage in voluntary activities; the Go4IT Programme, which supports young people from Limerick’s Northside who have academic potential but are from backgrounds with low progression rates to third-level education; and the Business in Community project, an education inclusion programme that partners schools with business.Also included will be the very successful ‘Reclaim Limerick’ Double Club and Gap programmes, which are run in conjunction with Limerick FC and Limerick City and County Council. The Double Club programme is targeted at primary and secondary level students to enhance literacy and numeracy skills and provides a renewed focus on learning.The Community Engagement Gateway will allow all these initiatives to scale up significantly in addition to incorporating a range of additional community based programmes. Twitter Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project Linkedin Print Previous articleInformation evening in Limerick for migraine sufferersNext articleLimerick communities have been paying for water for generations without any state aid Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. 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