Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgPremier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePremier Paints Plc manufactures and markets paint and coating products for the decorative, industrial and commercial sectors in Nigeria. The decorative range includes emulsion, gloss and textured products; the industrial range includes red oxide primer, bright aluminum paint for street light poles, bridge railings and storage tanks, and black bituminous paint, quick dry cellulose, fast dry enamel, primer surfacer, alkyd floor paint, epoxy floor paint, roof paint and stoving enamel paint; the marine range includes epoxy hybrid paint, epoxy primer red paint, epoxy finish paint and polyurethane finish paint; the wood finishes range includes a glossy finish for interior and exterior wood surfaces; the auto refinishes range includes solid, metallic, varnish and primer; thinners and solvents include a biocidal solution to control the growth of biocide, fungicide and algaecide; and the company produces a product for road marking. Premier Paint Company is a subsidiary of Red Sea Housing Services Company Limited. The company head office is in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Premier Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Aún hay tiempo para solicitar las subvenciones del fondo Constable…

first_img An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Aún hay tiempo para solicitar las subvenciones del fondo Constable de la Iglesia Episcopal La fecha límite es el 15 de noviembre Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [6 de noviembre de 2013] Aún hay tiempo para solicitar las subvenciones de fondo Constable para el ciclo de 2013-2014. La fecha límite es el 15 de  noviembre.El fondo Constable proporciona subvenciones para financiar iniciativas de la misión que no estaban previstos en el presupuesto de la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal /Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS).Anne Watkins, miembro del Consejo Ejecutivo de la diócesis de Connecticut y presidenta del Comité de Revisión de Subvenciones de Fondos Constable, destacó que las recientes donaciones Constable son desde $ 5,000 a $ 200,000Las solicitudes pueden ser presentadas por: (1) una oficina programática de la DFMS, (2) uno de los CCAB de la Convención General, (comité comisión agencia o junta) o (3) una de las provincias de la Iglesia Episcopal.Las pautas específicas, sugerencias, formulario de solicitud y el calendario están disponibles aquí.Las subvenciones serán revisadas en enero y las recomendaciones serán enviadas al Consejo Ejecutivo para que tomen una medida en su reunión de febrero de 2014. Los beneficiarios serán notificados cuando esta reunión concluya.Para obtener más información comuníquese con Watkins en [email protected], Sam McDonald, Director Adjunto de Operaciones y Director de la Misión,[email protected] con el nombre de la Señorita ConstableLas subvenciones Constable tiene ese nombre porque fue nombrado por la señorita Mary Louise Constable, que fue una filántropa visionaria. Watkins señaló: “El ejemplo de ella es un testimonio fiel y de generosidad en respuesta al obvio y  maduro conocimiento profundo de sí misma tanto como un discípulo de Jesucristo y como mayordoma de las bendiciones otorgadas a ella por Dios”.En 1935, en medio de la catástrofe económica conocida como la Gran Depresión, la señorita Constable hizo un regalo monetario a la Iglesia Episcopal para establecer el Fondo Constable. Su deseo e intención de añadir periódicamente al fondo durante su vida fue realizado y culminado con un último regalo muy generoso a la hora de su muerte en 1951.Watkins explica además: “Las estipulaciones para el uso del fondo eran además visionario y generoso, reconociendo y confiando en los que vinieron después de ella para cumplir con sus deseos, mientras que se permitía la flexibilidad para realizar la misión de Dios a través de la Iglesia de Dios para avanzar a nuevas eras”.El lenguaje del testamento de la señorita Constable afirma que existe el fondo “en perpetuidad… para aplicar el ingreso neto para los fines de la Sociedad, de preferencia por el trabajo en la educación religiosa no previsto en el presupuesto de la Sociedad”.“Es el deseo de la Comisión Ejecutiva del Comité de Revisión de la Subvención de Fondos Constable que el ejemplo de mayordomía, generosidad, flexibilidad y creatividad de la señorita Constable, sean valores que continúen siendo honrados”, concluyó Watkins. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Posted Nov 6, 2013 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Food insecurity: 18 million people in the United States going hungry

first_imgUsing these questions and a few others, each household is classified as “food secure,” “low food security” or “very low food security.”Does the U.S. grow enough food?Is the reason for such large numbers of food-insecure people that U.S. farmers are not growing enough?Data from a special program that monitors food availability show the answer is no. For example, the U.S. produces about 200 pounds of grains like wheat, rice and oats; 250 pounds of red meat and poultry; and 200 pounds of dairy products each year for every person in the country. The typical hiker needs about two pounds a day when active outdoors. That means using just the three categories noted would provide enough food to satisfy the average person – and that’s ignoring fruits, vegetables and everything else the U.S. grows.Not only does the U.S. produce far more food than it needs, it could grow much more. Farmers enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program are paid each year not to use their land. The program annually pays about US$1.7 billion a year to ensure 24 million acres are left fallow.This means more land than the entire state of Indiana is taken out of production annually.We often think of hunger as something happening far away, but many Americans are also food insecure. ReutersSo why are people still going hungry?Given how bountiful the U.S. is, why does hunger remain a problem? Poverty and lack of access to resources are two of the key forces defining hunger in the U.S.The link between poverty and hunger is clear. Approximately 40 percent of families living below the federally mandated poverty rate ($23,850 for a family of four in 2014) were hungry that year. Households with children, single parents and those living below the poverty line are at particular risk.In Child Food Insecurity: the Economic Impact on our Nation, John Cook and Karen Jeng note that hunger and food insecurity are a health issue. Hungry children are more likely to be sick and developmentally impaired. In other words, hungry children do not live up to their potential.Food deserts, areas that lack grocery stores, farmers’ markets and access to nutritious foods, are a problem across our nation.Recall the last time you went grocery shopping. Did you take a cab or drive yourself?For Americans who lack cars, it is a challenge to find transportation to and from a market. Traveling home with bags of heavy, perishable goods (think of carrying a gallon of milk to and from a bus stop) is not easy. Add in the time constraints of work, child care and maintaining a home, and the challenge grows even more overwhelming.But the challenge of hunger is not simply an urban or ethnic problem. Food deserts are a problem for rural Americans and are concentrated in the south.Rural Americans may live hundreds of miles and many hours from a grocery store or a source of nutritious foods. In fact, more than 50 percent of all food-insecure households are found outside of metropolitan areas.Rural and southern households pose a unique challenge. Rural homes suffer from unemployment at rates greater than their urban neighbors. Southern homes lack educational opportunities and both lack access to family-based services like affordable child care and public transportation.Can we end hunger in the U.S.?Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent hunger. It is a problem that will persist. Yet we do have some ways to fight hunger and, with luck, reduce food insecurity.Aid is a good place to start. By donating our time, money and food to local charities, we become part of the solution. But charity doesn’t address the bigger challenges the hungry face.Hunger is about health care, poverty, and education. Ending hunger and food insecurity requires investing more money in these areas and enacting policies that reduce unemployment and lift wages.We can also reduce food insecurity by improving public transportation and other infrastructure to make it easier for grocers and farmers to get nutritional food to the people who really need it.No one should go hungry or feel insecure about their next meal in the U.S. in the 21st century. As the 2016 presidential campaign slogs on, we can be part of the solution by both giving of ourselves and asking our leaders to address this vital issue and promote food security as a sacred right for all Americans.Jeffrey H. Cohen (left) is a cultural anthropologist at the University of Ohio State whose research focuses on Migration and Refugees; Economics and Development; Nutrition and Research Methodology with work in the USA, Mexico, Turkey, and China.Since 1995 Jay L. Zagorsky (right) has held the position of Research Scientist at The Ohio State University, where he collects data as part of the National Longitudinal Surveys on income, wealth, and life experiences of thousands of Americans. Are people in the United States getting enough to eat?Unfortunately, even though the U.S. is bountiful and the world’s biggest individual exporter of food, millions of Americans actually are not.Each year the Department of Agriculture runs a nationwide survey to determine how many people go hungry. The latest figures show almost 6 percent of households – about 18 million people – are consistently not getting enough to eat. Another 8 percent – 30 million people – have occasional problems feeding themselves.Altogether, about 14 percent of U.S. households – roughly 48 million people or one in seven Americans – go hungry at some point during the year, and not because they are trying to lose weight. This number actually underestimates the problem because the survey excludes the homeless and transients, groups that almost by definition lack enough food.Given the size of the problem, you might think it’d be a prominent issue on the campaign trail this year.Yet none of the presidential candidates discusses this issue, even as they attend endless breakfast meetings, lunch roundtables, and dinner fundraisers. It doesn’t seem to be on their minds, perhaps because they are surrounded by food. A Secret Service agent assigned to protect a candidate once jokingly told one of us the most dangerous part of the job was ensuring he didn’t die from overeating.While the candidates, their staff, and protectors are well-fed, the news is not as good for the rest of the country.In other words, why do we have such a tough time ending hunger in America?What hunger really meansIf you are like most people, you know what it is like to think yourself, “I’m hungry.” You have probably said as much to a friend or family member.And your hunger is real. It is a feeling of emptiness caused by a lack of food.But being hungry in the moment – maybe you skipped breakfast or missed lunch – is not the same as hunger. Hunger is not knowing if there is a next meal, which is quite different from being temporarily hungry.The 48 million Americans who face hunger and food insecurity are found across our nation. Yet, poverty, lack of education and state programs, as well as infrastructure, combine to concentrate hunger and food insecurity in the South and especially in Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Alabama, North Carolina and Kentucky. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, these food-insecure households respond to hunger and food insecurity in various ways. They eat a less varied diet, they participate in federal food assistance programs and they turn to emergency food programs including community pantries. Hungry families juggle expenses. They trade one kind of insecurity for another and forego payments for utilities in order to buy food.Hunger has been with us for eons. Not so long ago, people suffered hunger because their crops failed, there were no animals to hunt or there was a climate catastrophe. A drought, rains or rain that arrived at the wrong time were just some of the climate events that might cause hunger.Defining food securityFood security is a simple concept. People who are “food secure” have enough to eat. People who are “food insecure” do not.Not only are the numbers large, the Department of Agriculture survey shows the percentage of households experiencing food insecurity has climbed slightly since 1995. This is shocking since the overall U.S. economy has grown roughly 60 percent over the same period, indicating economic gains alone are not improving the lives of the most vulnerable.The survey tracks hunger each December by asking if the following statements apply:“We worried whether our food would run out before we got money to buy more.”“The food that we bought just didn’t last and we didn’t have money to get more.”“We couldn’t afford to eat balanced meals.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSFood Insecuritytheconversatiomn.com Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleDelays in Diagnosing Dementia are common Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Jeffrey H. Cohen and Jay L. Zagorsky, first published in theconversation.com Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name herelast_img read more

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Cats Protection tests DRTV to recruit new donors

first_imgCats Protection tests DRTV to recruit new donors 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. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Giving/Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Sarah Don-Bramah, Account Director, at TDA, said: “DRTV is a natural choice as cats are so visually appealing. We are confident that this will be the starting point for an ongoing DRTV strategy.” Cats Protection’s latest campaign will use direct response TV (DRTV) to target a cold audience in a bid to recruit new supporters.The creative concept, developed by direct marketing agency TDA, shows a ‘cat’s eye view’ of the world and the accompanying commentary highlights the number of cats abandoned each year and the work the charity does to help them. “DRTV should be a powerful acquisition tool for Cats Protection,” said Susan Gorridge, Acting Head of marketing at Cats Protection. “The channel allows us to effectively communicate the scale and scope of our work, whilst tapping in to viewers’ protective instincts by showing images of cats that have been abandoned.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 January 2005 | Newslast_img read more

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ChangeStar launches quarterly Fundraiser’s Friend newsletter

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  139 total views,  3 views today  140 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Melanie May | 19 March 2018 | News Fundraising and social change agency ChangeStar launches its new quarterly Fundraiser’s Friend email newsletter this week.ChangeStar‘s newsletter will share ideas and useful guidance both from within the charity sector and outside it. These include key fundraising insights such as new ways to recruit supporters, how to improve the performance of cash appeals and how to balance the drive for members versus supporters.Broader ideas will also be included, from psychological insights on how to gain behavioural change through to how to look after your own wellbeing.  There will also a ‘cake of the month’, to be served at meetings at ChangeStar HQ.Richard Docwra, director of ChangeStar, said:“We’d like Fundraiser’s Friend to be a bit like sitting down with a knowledgeable fundraising friend for a cup of tea, to share tips and ideas and have a good gossip! This more personal approach to staying in touch reflects the human, authentic way we believe charities and other non-profits should be communicating with their supporters and the general public.”The first edition will be sent out this week. People can sign up here. Advertisementcenter_img ChangeStar launches quarterly Fundraiser’s Friend newsletter Tagged with: media online communication AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8last_img read more

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Islamist website editor sentenced to eight years in prison

first_img Organisation April 8, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Islamist website editor sentenced to eight years in prison Help by sharing this information News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Receive email alerts RSF_en News to go furthercenter_img April 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the eight-year jail sentence that a serious crimes court in the southern city of Lankaran passed on Araz Guliyev (Араз Гулиев), the editor of the Islamist news website Xeber44, on 5 April.“Regardless of the views expressed by Xeber44, it is clear that Guliyev’s defence rights were violated during these proceedings and the sentence has all the hallmarks of an act or revenge for his reporting and political opinions,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the courts to give him due process on appeal.”Guliyev was tried along with seven other people, who were given jail terms ranging from three years (suspended) to eight years. They were arrested in September 2012 during a protest against a concert they regarded as “immoral.”Guliyev’s lawyer, Fariz Namazly, said he was convicted of illegal possession of firearms (article 228.1 of the criminal code), organizing and participating in a public order disturbance (article 233), inciting national and religious hatred (article 283.1), resisting the authorities (article 315.2) and insulting the republic’s flag and insignia (article 324).All eight defendants pleaded not guilty.Guliyev’s conviction comes amid a revival of tension between Azerbaijan and its southern neighbour, Iran, both of which have repressive regimes that use arrests of journalists as bargaining chips in their diplomatic wrangling.Azerbaijan is ranked 156th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Iran is ranked 174th. Follow the news on Azerbaijan News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News June 8, 2021 Find out more June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Authorities block Wall Street Journal and Deutsche Welle sites

first_img ChinaAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders has condemned growing censorship of the Internet in China as access has been blocked to Chinese versions of the Wall Street Journal and Deutsche Welle sites since the opening of the annual People’s National Congress on 5 March. Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out more News News Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures to go further March 11, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities block Wall Street Journal and Deutsche Welle sites June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders has condemned growing censorship of the Internet in China as access has been blocked to Chinese versions of the Wall Street Journal and Deutsche Welle sites since the opening of the annual People’s National Congress on 5 March.Earlier, on 27 February a discussion forum on Inner Mongolia was closed down arbitrarily.”The Beijing authorities have reaffirmed a desire for liberalisation during the People’s National Congress. Unfortunately this openness is confined to the economic field, because as far as free expression is concerned the government seems to be getting even tougher,” said the international press freedom organisation.”We note that the Chinese leadership is tightening the screw on the Internet even further by attacking the major Western media,” it added.The Chinese sites of the Wall Street Journal and Deutsche Welle have been made inaccessible through their IP address (address that identifies an Internet site). The navigation software, failing to access the required web page, automatically redirects the user to a Chinese search engine. Both these online publications have been blocked in the past, but only temporarily.A student living in China ran the Nutuge discussion forum, that was closed in February. It mainly posted information about Mongolian culture and history. It did not deal with “sensitive” political and religious matters. Set up in 2002, it had become one of the most popular sites in Inner Mongolia.The discussion forum was closed by its host, on the demand of the public security ministry, following the posting of a message that was judged “illegal”. The political situation of Inner Mongolia, occupied by China since 1947, is comparable to that of Tibet.Reporters Without Borders spoke out against growing practice of filtering of discussion forums on the eve of the congress on 26 February. More detailsThe Chinese authorities possess advanced technology that allows them to monitor Internet surfers in real time, to intercept their emails and to filter online news. Several hundred thousand sites – including that of Reporters Without Borders – are blocked inside the country.With 60 people behind bars, China is the world’s largest prison for cyberdissidents. – Wall Street Journal, Chinese versionhttp://chinese.wsj.com- Deutsche Well, Chinese versionhttp://www.dw-world.de/chinese- The Mongolian forumhttp://www.nutuge.net News RSF_en last_img read more

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RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America

first_imgThe Inter-American Court of Human Rights regards murders of journalists and media workers as the most extreme form of censorship. The Court has ruled that: “journalism can only be exercised freely when those who carry out this work are not victims of threats or physical, mental or moral attacks or other acts of harassment.” RSF_en ColombiaHondurasMexicoBrazilAmericas Activities in the fieldReports and statistics UNESCO News to go further Receive email alerts ColombiaHondurasMexicoBrazilAmericas Activities in the fieldReports and statistics UNESCO These mechanisms have suffered from major flaws, especially with regard to the creation of effective measures to reduce the risks and threats to journalists. The flaws include the failure to adapt methods to the reality on the ground, a lack of human and financial resources, poor internal organisation and a low level of participation by civil society organisations. The project will continue throughout 2021 and will lead to a series of meetings – conducted in compliance with the health measures required by the Covid-19 pandemic – at which RSF will present the recommendations that are the fruit of this research. Honduras is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2021 World Press Freedom Index, Mexico is ranked 143rd, Colombia is ranked 134th and Brazil is ranked 111th. May 13, 2021 Find out more With the support of UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has begun evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of mechanisms for protecting journalists in four Latin American countries, with the aim of helping to improve such mechanisms throughout the region. April 27, 2021 RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Nearly 80% of the murders of journalists in Latin America in the past decade took place in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and Honduras, the four countries chosen for this research project, launched in April. June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Americas Reports RSF hopes that those responsible for the protection programmes in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and Honduras, along with government officials in general, lawmakers and journalists will thereby gain a better awareness and understanding of a problem that is a matter for increasing concern in the region. News RSF regards an analysis of the protection policies in effect in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and Honduras as a fundamental stage in the defence of freedom of expression and press freedom in Latin America. To this end, RSF will consult the beneficiaries of these programmes (journalists and human rights defenders), those who run them, and civil society organisations that are active in the free speech domain and closely follow public policy in each of these countries. Organisation News Help by sharing this information Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says The Organisation of American States says that, to guarantee freedom of expression, member countries must prevent violence against journalists, protect those who are the victims of attacks, and punish the perpetrators of crimes of violence against the media. When a country suffers from structural violence against journalists, it is required to set up specific programmes to protect them. One of the specific focuses of this survey will be the challenges involved in protecting women journalists, who are not among the leading victims of murders in Latin America but are increasingly the targets of aggression and attacks, especially online. June 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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City centre revamp plans buried in folder

first_imgThefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention SOCIAL Democrats councillor Elisa O’Donovan believes that the O’Connell Street Revitalisation Plans require better community consultation.“I was very disappointed last week to find that the plans by Limerick City and County Council for the redevelopment of O’Connell Street were being held behind the customer service desk in a folder of drawings held together with an elastic band,” the City West representative said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is simply not good enough for consultation about the future of our city’s main street and as a first step I have managed to get a commitment from them that they will pin them up for public display in city and county buildings.”The O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project covers the area between the junctions with Denmark Street/ Arthur’s Quay and Cecil Street/ Lower Cecil Street.And according to Cllr O’Donovan, the long awaited €9m proposal has disappointed a great many people and local groups, who were hoping for a thorough revitalisation of the city centre with a focus on cycling and sustainable public transport solutions into and around the city.“I simply cannot support these plans as they currently are. At the cost of €9m we are getting exactly what we have at the moment just with slightly wider footpaths and the people of Limerick deserve better.O’Donovan went on to claim that the public have not been listened to on this important issue.“There were a lot of submissions in 2016 which contained excellent and creative suggestions for our city centre. Why were these submissions ignored?”Another worrying issue with these plans, she maintains, is the question of accessibility and access.“It is vital that the city centre be accessible to everyone and for this reason I will be holding a disability access audit of the proposed plans at a meeting in Headway later in the month. Because genuine consultation needs to include everyone, there will be a number of disability organisations represented on the day, including NCBI, IWA, Headway, as well as DFI, to ensure feedback from those living with disabilities is included.” Print Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Linkedin Advertisement Twitter NewsPoliticsCity centre revamp plans buried in folderBy Alan Jacques – August 10, 2019 353 New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Jenny Blake | #WeAreLimerick episode 46 center_img Previous articleGardaí fight back on assaultsNext articleBrexit contingency measures for airport Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Facebook WhatsApp Public opinion gridlocked over new city traffic measures TAGSElisa O’DonovanLimerick CityO’Connell StreetSocial Democrats Woman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westbury RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Man charged over Limerick hit and run which has left scooter…

first_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNewsMan charged over Limerick hit and run which has left scooter driver fighting for his life in hospitalBy David Raleigh – March 11, 2021 3327 Print Facebook Linkedincenter_img Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp A MAN has appeared in court charged with dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm to a scooter driver, who was fighting for his life in hospital following a hit and run collision after they were struck by a car allegedly driven by the accused. Shane O’Donnell, aged 23, with an address at Clarina Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick, appeared before Limerick District Court today, charged with two offences following the serious road collision last Monday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  A GSOC investigation is running in tandem, and independent, of a garda investigation into the matter, as gardai had interacted with the car the accused was allegedly driving shortly before it struck the man on the scooter. The collision occurred at a pedestrian crossing around 11.20pm last Monday night. Mr O’Donnell is charged that, on March 8th 2021, at St Nessans Road, Raheen, Limerick, he drove a 05 DL registered car in a dangerous manner causing serous bodily harm to Daniel Hennigar. The accused was also charged that, on the same date, at the same location, he did leave the scene of the collision without offering Mr Hennigar assistance, and that he did so intending to escape detection knowing that Mr Hennigar had suffered an injury requiring medical assistance. Mr Hennigar remains in a critical condition a in the Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital Limerick.  Garda Pat Melody gave evidence he arrested Mr O’Donnell on March 10th at 4.58pm at Roxboro Road garda station. He said that when he charged Mr O’Donnell at 5.50pm, the accused “had nothing to say”. Sergeant Michelle Leahy said a garda file on the matter is to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and that the State was “awaiting directions” in the case. Sergeant Leahy told the court gardai were objecting to Mr O’Donnell applying for bail. Mr O’Donnell’s solicitor Sarah Ryan said the accused was not making an application for bail. Judge Patricia Harney remanded Mr O’Donnell in custody to appear via video link before Limerick District Court on March 16th. Previous articleOn This Day: Limerick Hurlers earn promotion after nine years in 1B & More!Next articlePlans for new Limerick premises to ease burden of children’s grief David Raleigh WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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