A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgA-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileA-Cap Energy Limited formerly (A-Cap Resources Limited), listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is an Australian-based mineral exploration company with extensive interests in Botswana where it holds over 5 000 square kilometres of exploration licenses. A-Cap is the first company to produce a JORC compliant uranium resource in Botswana and is a significant contributor to the world’s uranium stock. Its main activity is centered on the ongoing feasibility study of the Letlhakane Uranium Project in the northeast of Botswana, and the Southern Pans Project which is located northwest of Letlhakane and the Bolau Prospects to the north. A-Cap also has extensive interests in coal exploration with various tenement portfolios in Botswana.last_img read more

Forget Bitcoin and gold: I’d buy bargain FTSE 100 stocks in an ISA today to retire early

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Peter Stephens “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img 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. Peter Stephens 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. Peter Stephens | Saturday, 23rd May, 2020 Forget Bitcoin and gold: I’d buy bargain FTSE 100 stocks in an ISA today to retire early Image source: Getty Images Bitcoin and gold performances have been far superior to the FTSE 100 in recent months. Gold, for example, has surged close to an all-time high as investors have flocked to defensive assets. Bitcoin, meanwhile, has almost doubled from its March lows as investor sentiment has improved dramatically.However, over the long run, the FTSE 100 could offer a more favourable risk/reward opportunity than either gold or Bitcoin. It offers a strong track record of recovery, while its low valuation could equate to high capital returns that help you to retire early.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…Attractive FTSE 100 pricesThe FTSE 100 is currently trading around 20% down on the level at which it started 2020. This suggests it offers good value for money, even after its rebound over recent weeks.Many of the index’s members trade on valuations significantly below their historic averages. Certainly, there’s a clear reason why. The global economy is likely to experience a recession in the current year. And that could have a significant negative impact on the financial prospects for many FTSE 100 companies. As such, investors are only willing to pay lower prices for companies with challenging prospects.However, over the long run, undervalued stocks could offer recovery potential. Buying them while they trade at a low price provides greater scope for capital returns. And, since many FTSE 100 companies are likely to survive economic uncertainty due to their strong balance sheets, their risk/reward opportunities are highly appealing.Furthermore, the FTSE 100 has a solid track record of recovering from its previous downturns. Even though it’s experienced many major recessions in the past, it’s risen six-fold since its inception in 1984.An uncertain futureThe prospects for gold may seem to be bright at present. An uncertain economic outlook may mean demand for the precious metal is buoyant, since it’s historically offered defensive appeal.However, investor sentiment towards riskier assets is likely to improve over the coming years. With the gold price relatively high, it may have limited capital growth potential. Moreover, the stimulus packages being introduced by policymakers across the world may help the economy to recover at a faster pace than many investors are pricing in. This could limit the appeal of gold over the coming years if GDP growth is stronger than current forecasts.Bitcoin’s popularity as an alternative to other assets such as the FTSE 100 could persist over the near term. Its recent price rise may encourage further buying among investors. However, its limited size, competition from rival virtual currencies and regulatory challenges may mean it fails to replace traditional currencies in the long run. As such, demand for the cryptocurrency may fail to increase at a rapid rate, which could lead to a more modest price performance.FTSE 100 retirement prospectsBuying a diverse range of FTSE 100 shares in an ISA may not deliver high returns in the short run. But, over the long run, the index’s low valuation and its track record of recovery mean it’s likely to offer a superior risk/reward opportunity than gold or Bitcoin that helps you to retire early.last_img read more

Here’s why I believe we are seeing the biggest shareholder dividend opportunity in a decade

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Kevin Godbold Kevin Godbold has no position in any share 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Kevin Godbold | Saturday, 24th October, 2020 Here’s why I believe we are seeing the biggest shareholder dividend opportunity in a decadecenter_img We must look back around 10 years to find the total output of shareholder dividends from UK companies as low as they were in the third quarter of 2020. Indeed, my Foolish colleague Royston Wild pointed out last week that dividends plunged by almost 50% because of the pandemic.The emerging shareholder dividend opportunityHowever, as Roy also mentioned, dividends are starting to come back. We’ve seen the crisis sort out the strong from the weak amongst London-listed companies. You don’t need me to say the lockdowns crushed some sectors, such as transport and hospitality. Others, such as branded consumer goods, IT, technology and online merchants, have been resilient and traded well through the challenges.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…And some sectors survived with the help of their own financial resources after the lockdowns initially closed them down. I’m particularly thinking of the housebuilding sector and names such as Persimmon, Vistry, Taylor Wimpey and Bellway. Now those companies are storming back with operations almost up to full speed.And because of such dynamics, we find ourselves as investors in something of a sweet spot. Indeed, housebuilder share prices remain depressed. But the medium-to-long-term outlook for the sector is as robust as ever. Dividends, earnings and cash flow will likely come surging back in the coming months and years as the economy and the stock market gains traction in the next bull run. Can there be a better time than right now to buy for both capital growth and dividend income?I think there’s a similar situation in other sectors as well, such as among the surviving retailers. Indeed, internet retailers have traded well through the pandemic, but so have those with traditional bricks-and-mortar retail outlets alongside their internet sales. And there’s a big opportunity for operations on the ground to recover among hybrid retailers, along with earnings and dividends.Buying in times of economic uncertaintyOther dividend-slashing sectors, such as banking,  also have the potential to rebuild their shareholder payments as the economic cycle turns up. And that’s why we’ll often find successful investors such as Warren Buffett loading up with shares in times of uncertainty. Indeed, there’s a greater chance of picking up good value when share prices are depressed. Of course, the ‘outer’ for that value is the recovery and growth in operations that will likely follow.It’s a well-proven strategy in all areas of business. For example, companies often make their best and most-profitable acquisitions when the economy is flat or shrinking. During downturns like that, other firms can sometimes be found in a financially distressed state and needing to sell more urgently than an acquirer needs to buy. It doesn’t take a genius to work out who is going to get the best deal – the buyer!It’s also been well-touted advice that the best time to start a new enterprise from scratch is in the middle of a downturn. When the recovery comes, the new business will be lean and fighting fit ready to take advantage of the favourable trading conditions. On top of that, the recession could have reduced the number of competitor companies. And the new business can often get better deals on property rental and capital purchases.Indeed, if I was building an income portfolio of shares, I’d begin right now while recovery and growth are in the front windscreen and not in the rear-view mirror. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address 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!last_img read more

Anglican-Roman Catholic relations rest, in part, on pope’s successor

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Pope Resigns Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector Martinsville, VA February 14, 2013 at 2:12 pm Deacon Steve is sadly correct in his opinion. I will keep both the Cardinals and the Archbishop of Canterbury in my prayers Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET February 15, 2013 at 9:16 am Sorry Steve, but the “Catholic Church” is far from being “a stable entity.” It has been battered by the storms of modern western civilization and it has not held up very well. The pope’s abdication only adds to its instability. Changes have come to the Church and will continue to come however glacial. In time all priests will be allowed to marry, and women will be given full equality in holy orders. Catholic intellectuals such as Gary Wills are even questioning the need for priests at all. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls February 14, 2013 at 9:37 am I suspect that “the future of Anglican-Roman Catholic relations” will have much more to do with Anglicanism’s drive farther and farther into left field than it does with “who will succeed Pope Benedict”. Whoever is pope, the Catholic Church will remain a stable entity, while Anglicanism is blazing theological trails that take it ever farther from unity. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Anglican Communion, Thomas Hightower says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Steve Petrica says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group center_img Comments are closed. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Anglican-Roman Catholic relations rest, in part, on pope’s successor Comments (3) Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events [Anglican Communion News Service] The future of Anglican-Roman Catholic relations is, in part, down to who will succeed Pope Benedict, according to the archbishop of Canterbury’s representative to the Holy See.Responding to today’s surprise resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Very Rev. David Richardson said the implications for Anglican-Roman Catholic relations in the long term “will depend on who is elected to succeed him.”However, Richardson, who is also director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, said that other relationships continue despite the change in leadership.These include global Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogues: “It [the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission] is working very well. I imagine it’ll be business as usual,” he said.Although the international media has made much of small groups of Anglicans in several countries choosing to join the Roman Catholic Church, in actual fact there continues to be much mutual respect, co-operation and collaboration between the two churches.The global dialogue between senior theologians in both churches is now into its third phase and in 2010, Pope Benedict XVI made history by becoming the first pontiff to visit Lambeth Palace. He was warmly welcomed to the palace by then-Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. Later that day, the pair prayed side-by-side at the tomb of St. Edward the Confessor in a celebration of their common heritage.Representatives from both Christian traditions also regularly attend one another’s key events. Recently Monsignor Mark Langham traveled to New Zealand to attend the global gathering of lay and ordained Anglicans, the Anglican Consultative Council. Anglicans and Roman Catholics also co-operate and collaborate at many levels of church life and mission around the world.Richardson made a point of praising Pope Benedict’s “courage” at his unusual decision to retire as leader of the Roman Catholic Church and the Sovereign of the Vatican City State.“I’m shocked, but on the other hand there’s a little voice that’s telling me: ‘You shouldn’t be shocked, you should be impressed that he had the integrity and courage to follow through on that.’ It’s a courageous thing because it’s so unprecedented.”“Pope Benedict has, on more than one occasion, hinted that if he found that his health wasn’t robust enough to do the job he would resign. I imagine that because [resigning] is so unprecedented none of us gave his comments the weight that perhaps, in hindsight, they deserved.Resignations from the papacy are not unknown but this is the first of modern times. The timing of the resignation means there is a strong possibility that the Christian world could see a new archbishop of Canterbury and pope enthroned in the same month.Richardson added, “Just as archbishops of Canterbury can resign and lay down their office and move back into studious pursuits, why can’t popes do it? Just because it hasn’t been done isn’t a reason that it shouldn’t be done. Maybe the action itself will be another thing we [Anglicans and Roman Catholics] have in common.” Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Ronald J. Caldwell says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA By ACNS staffPosted Feb 11, 2013 Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA last_img read more

Photos: Episcopalians join Women’s Marches across the United States

first_imgPhotos: Episcopalians join Women’s Marches across the United States Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (3) Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Joyce Walker says: John William Johnson says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ January 30, 2017 at 5:44 pm Our grandchildren marched in Denver, carrying a rainbow banner from St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Thanks, Will & Maggie! Comments are closed. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Faith & Politics Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Posted Jan 23, 2017 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA January 23, 2017 at 4:42 pm Some of you may not know that Barack, our president’s first name is the Luo pronunciation of the Arabic word baraqa, which means “Grace.” He went in with grace, and he left with grace. May the grace of our Lord go with him and his family all his days. Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Margaret I Hall says: January 23, 2017 at 7:42 pm I am so proud of my church…… Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Rev. Susan Copley, rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Tarrytown, New York, right, prepares to head south into New York City for the Jan. 21 Women’s March. Photo: David Copley via FacebookMembers of Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, New Jersey, prepare to board a bus to Washington, D.C., for the Women’s March on Washington. Because of parking limitations in the District of Columbia, Redeemer sought out alternative parking options and St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in New Carrollton, Maryland, welcomed them. The New Jersey Episcopalians rode the Metro from the New Carrollton stop in Washington, D.C. Photo: Cynthia BlackKrista Donough, Cindy Donough and Erik Donough (l-r) pause for a photo at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in New Carrollton, Maryland. Krista and Cindy are sisters, and Erik is married to Cindy. “The people of St. Christopher’s provided fabulous hospitality,” said the Rev. Cynthia Black, rector of the Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, New Jersey. “They welcomed us in the morning and had healthy snack bags for each of us to carry as we marched, as well as coffee and continental breakfast. Then they welcomed us ‘home’ again when it was over with more food. Initially, we were just hoping for somewhere to park the bus – but we were reminded once again what a true family the Episcopal Church is.” Photo: Cynthia BlackDiocese of New Jersey Bishop William “Chip” Stokes meets up with the Rev. Peter James Bridge and his wife Jane outside the Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial building in Trenton, New Jersey. After listening to speakers, the marchers walked the half mile to the New Jersey State House, where they pledged their commitment to action. Photo: Williams Stokes via FacebookThe Very Rev. Malcolm Clemens Young, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and the Rev. Ellen Clark-King, cathedral executive pastor, welcome more than two hundred Episcopalians and other San Franciscans to the cathedral before they march to the city’s Civic Center. Clark-King read a prayer drafted for the march and California Bishop Marc Handley Andrus blessed the marchers. Photo: Grace CathedralGrace Cathedral and Diocese of California participants display their “Grace for All” signs during the Women’s March on Washington.A poster carried by Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, New Jersey, member Colleen Hintz stands out above the Washington, D.C. crowd. Photo: Cynthia Black“For me it was about my granddaughter and all of the little girls that I want a better life for,” said Colleen Hintz, Church of the Redeemer member. “I went as a mother, a grandmother, a public health nurse and a woman of faith to say loud and clear that I respect the dignity of every human being.” From left, Rebecca Walker, Debbie Quinn, Colleen Hintz, all from Church of the Redeemer, Morristown; and Laura Russell, All Saints, Hoboken, New Jersey, march in Washington. Photo: Cynthia BlackIn the midst of the crowds in Washington, D.C., Episcopalians were glad to meet each other. They included, left to right, Devon McGuinness (red hat), Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, New Jersey; Itxel Pena and Carmen Saenz, Holy Nativity, Chicago; and Theodore Hoelter (blue hat), Church of the Redeemer. Photo: Cynthia BlackRebecca Walker, left, and the Rev. Cynthia Black from Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, New Jersey, get ready to march. Redeemer chartered a bus that left Morristown at 4 a.m. Jann. 21 The bus parked at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in New Carrollton, Maryland, where they were welcomed and fed before continuing on the Metro to the march. Photo: Colleen HintzThe Rev. Callie Swanlund, associate rector of Christ Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, gets ready to march in Raleigh. Photo: Callie Swanlund via FacebookDiocese of New York Bishop Andrew Dietsche joins other Episcopalians outside of the New York Church of the Incarnation holding signs made for the Women’s March. Photo: K. Jeanne Person Facebook timelineDiocese of New York Assistant Bishop Mary Glasspool and the Rev. Matt Hyde, rector of Church of the Heavenly Rest in Manhattan, pause during the New York Women’s March. Photo: Church of the Heavenly Rest via Facebook Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC last_img read more

St. Patrick’s Day: Fact and Fiction

first_imgWhy Do People Wear Green?Green is a color now synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day, as people of Irish descent all over the world wear a piece of green clothing on March 17. But the wearing of green only became a tradition in the 19th century. Up until then, the color most commonly associated with St. Patrick was actually blue. Today, it’s all about jade and emerald, moss and olive, so if you’re visiting Ireland on or around March 17, make sure to pack something green. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Did St. Patrick Really Banish Snakes?Tradition has it that the reason there are no snakes in Ireland is down to our patron saint, who chased them into the sea. It’s a good story all right, but most scientists now believe that snakes never existed in Ireland in the first place. Interested in more of Ireland’s natural history – including reptiles? Drop into the wonderful Museum of Natural History on Dublin’s Kildare Street, to find out more about our island’s fauna in a lovely old Victorian building. Why March 17th?Simple – the date marks the saint’s death. Patrick died in 461 in Saul, County Down. It was here that he had established his first church in a small and simple barn, after arriving nearby at the mouth of the Slaney River. He is buried in the grounds of Down Cathedral in Downpatrick and a memorial stone, made from local Mourne Mountain granite, marks his grave. For those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Are There Any Unusual Parades?Short, long, silly or serious, you’ll find every manner of St. Patrick’s Day parade all over Ireland, from the biggest in Dublin to the earliest in Dingle, County Kerry, where it kicks off at 6am. There’s a week-long festival in Armagh, and a carnival parade and concert in Belfast. The shortest parade in the world used to be in Dripsey, County Cork, from one pub to another. Sadly, the parade is no more but you can still celebrate in the town with the annual Dripsey Vintage Tractor and Car Run. TAGSSt. Patrick’s Day Previous articleWill the real State Attorney please stand up?Next articleDUI Saturation Patrols will be in force this weekend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Where Did He Go in Ireland?There are sites all over Ireland associated with St. Patrick, which goes to show how far this 5th century saint travelled. The Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, and Croagh Patrick, County Mayo, are among the most famous, but there are lots more besides. Follow St. Patrick’s Trail in Northern Ireland and you can visit Armagh’s two impressive cathedrals dedicated to the saint, as well as Saul Church and the St. Patrick Centre in County Down. Was St Patrick Really Irish?No, he wasn’t born here. St. Patrick was thought to have originally come from either Wales or Scotland, where he was abducted at the age of 16 and brought to Northern Ireland as a slave. Once here, he was sent to Slemish Mountain in County Antrim to herd sheep. But on his escape, he had a vision and returned to Ireland to spread the word of Christianity. It was on this island that he remained for the rest of his life, preaching, baptising and building churches until his death in 461 in County Down. Who Invented St. Patrick’s Day?Raise your glasses to Luke Wadding, an Irish Franciscan friar from Waterford whose persistent efforts turned March 17 into a feast day. Born in 1558, Wadding died in Rome on 1657 and his remains are interred there in the college of St. Isidore’s, which he founded. If you visit the National Gallery of Ireland, you can see a painting of the friar by Carlo Maratta, while in Waterford city he is commemorated with a statue outside the French Church (Greyfriars).center_img When Was the First Parade?Interestingly, the first St. Patrick’s Day parade was not held in Ireland at all, but in Boston in the United States in 1737. This was followed by an “official” parade in New York in 1766. Ireland was a little further behind – our first parade was held in Waterford in 1903, while Dublin joined the club back in 1931. Today, the parade in Dublin is a huge, colourful, theatrical event that snakes through the historic city centre, with vivid displays and international bands. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Where in the World Goes Green?Not content with just donning green hats, everything from buildings to rivers goes green for St. Patrick’s Day (a huge source of pride for the Irish here – and for all the Irish people across the world). This year, the Colosseum in Rome, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Paris, the London Eye, the Empire State building, and Christ the Redeemer in Rio will all turn a shade of green on March 17. In Dublin, buildings and bridges all over the city are illuminated green also. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here St. Patrick’s Day is today, but just how much do you really know about Ireland’s patron saint? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Navy Green Supportive Housing / Architecture in Formation + Cu…

first_imgphotographs:  Tom Powel ImagingPhotographs:  Tom Powel Imaging Projects 2012 Photographs ArchDaily 2012 Architects: Architecture in Formation, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects Area Area of this architecture project Navy Green Supportive Housing / Architecture in Formation + Curtis + Ginsberg ArchitectsSave this projectSaveNavy Green Supportive Housing / Architecture in Formation + Curtis + Ginsberg Architects “COPY” CopyHousing•Brooklyn, United States “COPY” Area:  56321 ft² Area:  56321 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769887/navy-green-supportive-housing-architecture-in-formation-plus-curtis-plus-ginsberg-architects Clipboard Filament 33 Year:  GACE Consulting Engineerscenter_img United States Housing Rodkin Cardinale Consulting Engineers Year:  MEP Engineer: Navy Green Supportive Housing / Architecture in Formation + Curtis + Ginsberg Architects Structural Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769887/navy-green-supportive-housing-architecture-in-formation-plus-curtis-plus-ginsberg-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeArchitecture in FormationOfficeFollowCurtis + Ginsberg ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingBrooklynUnited StatesPublished on July 10, 2015Cite: “Navy Green Supportive Housing / Architecture in Formation + Curtis + Ginsberg Architects” 10 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore 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 stream Save this picture!© Tom Powel Imaging+ 14 Share Steven Winters Associates Lighting Consultant: Environmental Consultants: Owner:Pratt Area Community CouncilExecutive Architect:Curtis + Ginsberg ArchitectsDesign Architect:Architecture in FormationCity:BrooklynCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tom Powel ImagingRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsText description provided by the architects. Navy Green Supportive Housing is a model supportive housing community comprised of 97 single-occupancy units for chronically homeless adults with mental illness, with onsite social services and a lively array of communal spaces. The building is the proud beacon of the Navy Green development – a 458 unit, mixed-use project comprising almost an entire city block between the Brooklyn-Queens expressway and the Brooklyn Navy Yard on land which once housed the Navy Brig detention facility. It was awarded to the design and development team in a New York City Housing Preservation & Development RFP in 2007. The project represents a true community effort in which the local Brooklyn non-profit developer and architect of the supportive housing engaged the local community with charettes during the planning process, whose results helped define the larger LEED ND master plan and the supportive housing building itself. The master plan is unique, in that it clusters four mid-rise towers (market-rate, affordable, and supportive) and low-rise market-rate multi-family townhouses around a central, shared communal ‘green’ which serves as an urban oasis with planted gardens, playground and seating in a part of the city where green open space is a luxury. The variety of housing types and demographics reflect the variegated fabric of New York City’s population and offer significant affordability with rental apartments to market rate homeownership opportunities. Navy Green Supportive Housing is integrated into a new and vibrant effort to revitalize a part of Brooklyn that had deep connections to the city’s historic maritime heritage and current creative industries, the Brooklyn Navy Yard. And in this case, the NGSH building has brought value and a source of pride to the development and surrounding neighborhood.Save this picture!© Tom Powel ImagingThe building is also source of comfort and pride for the formerly homeless individuals and fosters a unique sense of community amongst the residents, the rest of the Navy Green community and the neighborhood and city at large. It dialogues with its gritty neighbors, embracing the vibrant cultural diversity of this slice of industrial Brooklyn, and presents a strong sense of identity to the street, freeway, and city. The bold, multi-hued, red-corrugated metal panels wrap the front and side facades as a wink to the steady stream of taillights on the expressway, and a nod to the patchwork of red brick brownstones opposite. The structural system is block and plank, while typical of a supportive housing project due to its efficiency and cost, the simple move made by rotating the block perpendicular to the street wall created a non-load bearing facade, thus allowing for the animated expression of the portrait and landscape windows within each unit.Save this picture!© Tom Powel Imaging A light-flooded, double-height entry invites one in from the street: a welcome mat at urban scale. This open volume bridges the streetscape to the communal ‘green’ via the “ramphitheater”. At its pragmatic essence, the raked, ramped ampitheater serves as an ADA accessible ramp connecting the street sidewalk level to the communal green. For residents of all abilities, the space is a welcome area to rest, gather, and view their community – celebrating the theater of everyday life. And from still another point of view, the long, steady slope realizes a smooth resolution from street to home for the primarily frail population.  To foster a healthy community at as many junctures as possible, we carved out a variety of places for people to congregate (ramphitheater and community meeting room), recreate (communal green rear courtyard), and ambulate (vibrantly painted fire egress stairs with windows to exciting views, and animated and naturally lit corridors encouraging physical fitness).Save this picture!SectionThere was a commitment to deploying inventive, thoughtful design at all scales. Varying and inviting colors and super-graphics announce each floor and apartment unit. Within the units careful attention is paid to detail at kitchenette with integral eating and writing surface, bathroom, to sturdy well-designed furnishings by the flat-pack furnishings company Blu-Dot.  Emeco’s classic Navy Chair, made with recycled Coca-Cola bottles gives a nod to the site’s naval roots. 100% of the units are adaptable with a higher number of ADA accessible units than city regulations mandate.Save this picture!© Tom Powel ImagingSustainability is prevalent in the building as it has been NYSERDA Certified, and would have at minimum surpassed LEED Silver. However, the costs associated with LEED certification was instead spent on FF &E.  Green building elements include:  masonry block that is a recycled supplementary cementitious material derived from post-consumer recycled glass – 97% locally sourced / Polystyrene insulation on the exterior foundation  and cavity walls / Boiler located on roof/ Energy Star performance thresholds for appliances, HVAC, lighting, and  triple pane windows / Low-VOC interior paints and emission free MDF woodwork / Low-flow shower heads and toilets / Recycled content laminates and linoleum flooring / White roofing system reducing heat transfer to the building. Save this picture!© Tom Powel ImagingProject gallerySee allShow less4 Ways Technology Can Improve Architecture for (and by) the BlindArchitecture NewsHelp Save Odile Decq’s BPO Building From Being DemolishedArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:40 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. 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Stormvillan / Mer Arkkitehdit

first_img Finland CopyHouses•Hanko, Finland Houses 2016 Stormvillan / Mer Arkkitehdit Julia Hertell Projects Stormvillan / Mer ArkkitehditSave this projectSaveStormvillan / Mer Arkkitehdit Architects: Mer Arkkitehdit Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Marc Goodwin+ 22 Share Photographs:  Marc Goodwin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  210 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872126/stormvillan-mer-architects Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Construction Design:Anders WesterlundCity:HankoCountry:FinlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marc GoodwinRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. In the late 19th century, while Finland was still a Grand Duchy under Russia, Hanko was a popular spa resort for the Russian nobility. The endless meandering beaches are lined by leaning pine forests and grand wooden seaside villas.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Marc GoodwinStormvillan is situated right at the heart of the historic villa district. The main floor opens out to three directions: The living room to a long view out to sea, the lounge west for sunsets across the dining terrace and the master bedroom takes in the junipers and wind blown pinetrees of the cliff it stands on. This form also maintains unobstructed views to the sea from the old Casino and the neighboring national romantic Parkvillan, designed by one of the most significant architects of the time, Theodor Höijer.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinThe ground floor cuts into the rock and the villa is entered on beach level. Visitors are guided through a narrow hallway with a glazed wall facing the revealed bedrock. At the very end of the ground floor is a room with two walls of bare bedrock, the wine cellar. A carpet clad staircase leads up to the main floor. Designed as a home for an elderly couple, the villa also has an elevator and fully accessible bathrooms. The main floor is about light, views and flowing space. It’s angles are designed to fit the natural shape of the rock as well as the fantastic views out to the sea.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinThe villa is clad in spruce panel, painted with traditional linseed oil paint as are the surrounding 19th century villas. The roof of the ground floor level serves as a wooden terrace with a section of green roof. The zink roof blends into the coastal hues of the sky.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinProject gallerySee allShow lessHotel Amarin / STUDIO UPSelected ProjectsQiandao Lake Cable Car Station / Archi-Union ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Lead Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872126/stormvillan-mer-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: RHEINZINK, Organowood, Konto Acoustic Peat Board, Via Platten CopyAbout this officeMer ArkkitehditOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHankoFinlandPublished on May 29, 2017Cite: “Stormvillan / Mer Arkkitehdit” 29 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?风雪之家 / Mer Arkkitehdit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

Heckendorn’s ‘legacy of excellence’ will leave a lasting mark on Frog soccer

first_imgWhat to watch during quarantine TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed ReddIt Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Linkedin Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vaglio TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebookcenter_img Twitter Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Facebook + posts Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Previous articleSGA to provide free fall break shuttle rides to DFW, Love FieldNext articleWestern Hills teacher is finalist for Presidential Awards in Math and Science Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt printFrom the moment senior forward Emma Heckendorn stepped onto TCU’s campus, she immediately felt like the university was the right place for her. She felt home.Soccer at TCU wasn’t Heckendorn’s original plan, though.“I was originally committed to play at Notre Dame,” Heckendorn said. “Halfway through my senior year, though, their coach resigned. When I started looking for other schools, I didn’t get that special feeling that most people talk about when they find their college until I visited TCU.”For Heckendorn, the plan head coach Eric Bell had for the future of the team attracted her to TCU.“I wanted to be a part of something that would change the entire culture at TCU,” Heckendorn said. “I wanted to make it a much more competitive environment and contribute to making TCU one of the top programs in the country.”Bell said that he was lucky Heckedorn chose to become a Horned Frog, and he will always be grateful for the impact she’s had on the team.“She’s meant a lot in changing a lot of the things we do as a program from 2014 until now,” Bell said. “She’s been a major component here since day one.”In high school, Heckendorn played on one of the top club teams in the nation, so she was faced immediately with the realization success takes time. Heckendorn has learned to limit her own expectations of herself and to trust Bell’s process.“I have stupidly high expectations for myself,” Heckendorn said. “I’ve definitely gotten better at being realistic with what I expect from myself on a game-to-game basis. I’ve also improved on handling my frustrations and have learned to play in the moment, enjoy the game and make memories with my teammates.”Heckendorn made TCU’s record books Sept. 2 by becoming the Frogs’ all-time assist leader. To her, it’s a benchmark she hopes the program will surpass.“It’s a nice resume booster,” Heckendorn said. “I hope somebody breaks the record because that means we’re improving.”There are only five more guaranteed games remaining on the Frogs’ schedule. Heckendorn is using this limited time available to the fullest and making her presence known on the rest of her teammates.“I’m focusing on investing in my teammates and helping younger teammates grow and learn that college doesn’t last forever, and you have to make the most of it while you can,” Heckendorn said. “I want to make the last five games count, make the season as long as we possibly can and extend my soccer career for a couple more weeks. Making memories with my teammates and enjoying it while it happens is the main focus.”One teammate Heckendorn has influenced is junior forward McKenzie Oliver. She’s experienced Heckendorn’s commitment to the team first-hand and said she admires her as a soccer player and a leader.After playing with Heckendorn, Oliver has taken many aspects of Heckendorn’s game and social skills and implemented them into her life.“Since my freshman year, I’ve always looked up to her,” Oliver said. “She has always been right by my side through it all, she’s lead me in a positive way, and she’s taught me many things that I’ve used in my play today.”Oliver tries to model her game after Heckendorn. As Oliver became accustomed to collegiate soccer, many aspects of the game proved tough for her to comprehend and execute. Oliver said her game improved tremendously when she began reflecting Heckendorn’s ability to take the game slowly, not pass too much, make simple passes, be aggressive and not think too much during play.Heckendorn’s calmness on the field has inspired Oliver during times of frustration.“Emma and I are a lot alike,” Oliver said. “We both get very frustrated and are very hard-headed. A lot of times during games where she can tell that I’m frustrated she always talks me through it, which means a lot to me.”As Heckendorn’s career as a Frog draws to a close, she wants her teammates, fans and family to remember her as a fighter and one who gave her all when she played.“I want to be remembered as someone who gave 110 percent every time I was on the field,” Heckendorn said. “I want to be remembered as someone who is passionate and cared about the program and always put the team first. I gave it everything I could, and I want to be in the collection of players that pioneered the way for the program to become a nationally recognized program.”Bell said Heckendorn has altered the trajectory of TCU soccer.“She’s part of the group that turned this program around,” Bell said. “She rolled up her sleeves every day and went to work, fought through a lot of different injuries that most people do not know about. What we can always count on Emma about is that she’s going to give us an effort that’s commendable for an All-American to give every day. For that, I’m grateful and thankful for her and her impact both on and off the field. She’s an excellent student and does everything the right way off the field.”Oliver believes that Heckendorn’s leadership is one of her many outstanding qualities that will be greatly missed following her departure from the program.“She is one of the loudest people on the field,” Oliver said. “She’s very positive with me and with everyone else. She will be remembered as a hard worker, a goal scorer and, most importantly, a leader.”Heckendorn and the Frogs will return to Garvey-Rosenthal Friday night for a meeting with Oklahoma. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Adolfo Olivas Olivas’ presumed killer placed in custody

first_img Organisation July 29, 2020 Find out more News RSF and PEN urge Nicaraguan legislators to reject “foreign agents” bill Follow the news on Nicaragua News NicaraguaAmericas September 29, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information June 29, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Taxi driver Santos Roberto Osegueda, who surrendered himself to the police on 17 August, was placed formally placed in custody on 19 August after confessing to the murder of journalist Adolfo Olivas Olivas. He said he killed Olivas after they got into an argument.The police investigators have nonetheless not ruled out the possibility that the murder was linked to Olivas’ coverage of international drug trafficking. His colleagues had already confirmed that he had been receiving telephone death threats for several weeks prior to his murder. Msgr Abelardo Mata, the bishop of Estelí and head of a local human rights group, said Olivas had told him he intended to name certain people, including civil servants, who were involved in illegal activities.________________________________________________________17.08.05 – Call for thorough probe into newspaper correspondent’s murderReporters Without Borders voiced sadness and concern today at the murder of Adolfo Olivas Olivas, the correspondent of the leading daily La Prensa in Estelí, who was allegedly shot dead by his taxi driver on arriving home on 14 August.”We call for a thorough investigation into the circumstances of his death and into the possibility that it was a contract killing,” the press freedom organisation said, adding that it would monitor how the police handle the enquiry and, in particular, whether they pursue all leads. Olivas was shot twice in the stomach just 20 metres from his home. The person said to have shot him, taxi driver Santos Roberto Osegueda Palacios, has not yet been arrested. The taxi driver could have shot him in a dispute about the fare. But the possibility that he was killed because of his work as a journalist cannot be ruled out.La Prensa managing editor Martha Marina González said Olivas had been receiving telephone death threats since he wrote a report about international drug trafficking on 1 August. He reportedly spoke about the threats to Roberto Petray of the Estelí Human Rights Association and asked Petray to go with him when he reported them to the police. to go further Gruesome death threats against Nicaraguan exile journalist August 22, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Adolfo Olivas Olivas’ presumed killer placed in custody NicaraguaAmericas Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coveragelast_img read more