Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgLes Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLes Gaz Industriels Limitée is based in Bell Village, Mauritius, and engages in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of industrial gases such as liquid and gaseous nitrogen in bulk, cylinders and welding electrodes in Mauritius and internationally. The company’s production line also include medical gases that are primarily used for medical purposes such as hospitals and clinics, these gases include oxygen, air, entonox, and nitrous oxide gases. In addition, Les Gaz Industriels Limitée offers industrial gas equipment comprising of regulators, cutting torches, flashback arrestors, and a selection of accessories and options in medical gas equipment, as well as welding and cutting services. Les Gaz Industriels Limitée is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Here’s what I think is next for BP in 2021

first_img Jay Yao 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. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Here’s what I think is next for BP in 2021 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. Jay Yao | Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 | More on: BP Image source: Getty Images 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.center_img 2020 was a really difficult year for BP (LSE:BP). Due to the pandemic, oil prices plunged and the shares did too. To pile on investor pain, not only did the share price decline by 40%+, but management also cut the quarterly dividend by 50%. While 2020 was a terrible time for BP, I believe 2021 will be a better year. 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…Earnings increase?Thanks to the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, analysts think that the world economy will grow substantially this year and demand for oil could increase as a result.Indeed, some organisations expect a near full recovery in terms of demand for diesel and petrol. According to the IEA’s December report, for example, demand for both could recover to 97%-99% of 2019 levels. If that happens, I believe BP’s free cash flow (FCF) could rise this year and management would be able to raise the dividend modestly. With its FCF in excess of the dividend, I also believe the oil giant will use the extra cash to get closer to its target net debt position of $35bn. If oil prices are high enough, management could use FCF to buy back shares in Q4 too.Going greenAs for strategy, I believe BP will continue to go green in 2021 through a mixture of organic efforts and M&A. In terms of its organic efforts, I see management continuing to expand its electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure network. Previously, the company’s EV charging subsidiary, BP Chargemaster, received a UK contract to deliver over 1,000 charging points over four years. Given that the number of electric cars will only increase in the medium term, the company has plenty more opportunity to build up its fast charging stations. But electric charging isn’t the end of the story and I think BP will work to further expand in wind and solar if the returns on investment are attractive enough. In terms of M&A, management could become more eco-focused by divesting some oil and gas assets opportunistically and potentially doing more green deals. If management gets this right, a higher valuation could be the reward. A green makeover would not only help BP to diversify but would make its earnings more sustainable in a world that’s moving away from ‘dirty’ energy. Less volatility 2020 really was an extraordinary year and I believe 2021 will be a less eventful one (if no less interesting). If 2021 is at least a little more like a normal year, BP’s share price volatility could be less pronounced. I’m optimistic about its prospects overall and expect earnings per share to increase.But the market really needs to buy into management’s green transition plan. If it does, I reckon the stock has a high probability of moving higher. If the FTSE 100 continues to rise this year too, BP shares could benefit as well. As a result, I’d buy and hold BP for the long term.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Jay Yao 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. 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The two men at the heart of Wales’ Grand Slam win

first_img The two men at the heart of Wales’ Grand Slam winAs the final whistle edged closer at the Principality Stadium, Bread of Heaven echoed around the heaving ground, growing louder and louder as a Six Nations Grand Slam looked ever more certain for Wales.“Feed me till I want no more” is the key line in that song and it’s clear that Alun Wyn Jones’s appetite for success on the rugby pitch is not sated yet.In the ninth minute of this match against Ireland, it looked as though the Wales captain’s day was done. He was lying on the ground receiving treatment from the medical team. Replay footage on the big screen showed the second-row in significant pain as his leg got trapped awkwardly in a maul.Worrying time: Alun Wyn Jones receives treatment early in the match (Getty Images)Was he going to leave the pitch with an injury just as George North had done seconds earlier? That scenario looked odds-on but instead Jones rose to his feet, tested out his leg with a light jog over five metres, and then stuck it out until the final whistle.Adrenaline will have no doubt paid a part in numbing the pain somewhat but the display he produced after such a blow was quite phenomenal and Wales went on to thump Ireland in all facets to clinch the Grand Slam – a third such clean sweep for Jones.Related: How Wales won the Six Nations Grand SlamYes, it was the kicking of Gareth Anscombe that was crucial to the scoreboard, but the talismanic nature of Jones’s performance played just as big a part in the triumph.Here are a few stats to back up that assertion: more carries than any other Wales player (seven); more dominant tackles than any of his team-mates (five); 18 successful tackles – a tally beaten only by Josh Navidi, who made an incredible 28!Leading the charge: Alun Wyn Jones makes a big carry against Ireland (Getty Images)And remember Jones is 33 years old, one of the veterans of the modern game and now the joint fifth most-capped player in the world alongside Gethin Jenkins with 134 Test appearances for Wales and the Lions.Eddie Jones may have quipped that Wales look tired ahead of this decisive fixture, but Jones looked wide awake. There’s plenty of life left in those long limbs. And he inspires those around him not just through his pure work-rate or how he has matured and improved over the years, but because of his stature in the game. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Why Alun Wyn Jones and Warren Gatland were crucial to a Welsh triumph in the 2019 championship Pure joy: Alun Wyn Jones celebrates with the trophy after Wales are crowned Six Nations champions (Getty Images) center_img That takes us nicely onto his coach. Jones points to the self-belief Warren Gatland has instilled in the players – after all, the Kiwi predicted Wales would win the championship if they beat France in their opening game and so it has transpired.“If someone is confident at the top of the tree that filters down,” says Jones. “His record speaks for itself. He’s been pretty prolific not just for Wales but the other red jersey (Lions).“It’s easy to say on the back of a win but he’s come under pressure over the years and it takes a certain type of character to come through the mire. He’s done that.“He’s got a bit left on his contract and he won’t take his foot off the gas yet.”Gatland, too, has three Grand Slams to his name now – the first coach to do so – and attentions will now turn to the World Cup, after which Gatland will sign off as Wales boss.In fairness, Gatland has been thinking about Japan 2019 for a while now, bringing in new players over the past 18 months to increase the depth of his squad – and it has paid off.Smiling in the rain: Wales coach Warren Gatland after the win over Ireland (Getty Images)Wales have won 14 straight Tests, have leapfrogged Ireland to be ranked second in the world – a rise from tenth when Gatland took over after RWC 2007 – and so expectations will be high in Japan, where they are grouped with Australia, Fiji, Georgia and Uruguay.“We’ve probably put a big target on our backs for a lot of other teams,” says Jones. “We’ve got to be comfortable with the pressure that comes with it.“If we drop a game it won’t be panic stations; we’ll regroup and go again.” It’s clear both captain and coach are hungry for more success and those two men will be at the heart of all Wales do at the World Cup. Just as they have been in this Six Nations campaign.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Ed Robinson joins England coaching staff

first_imgJersey Reds are also proud that Robinson has the opportunity to join England’s coaching team, albeit on a temporary basis.“First and foremost we are really excited for Ed. It’s a fantastic experience for a young coach and he deserves this opportunity,” said Harvey Biljon, director of rugby at Jersey Reds. “At Jersey we’re very proud of producing players that have gone on to play at the highest levels. It is very encouraging that one of our coaches is getting a chance to work at that level too.”Robinson meets up with the 28-man squad, which will be announced Friday 22 January, at St. George’s Park. Following further negative tests, Jones and Amor will join up with the group on Thursday 28 January.The squad will then move to their base at The Lensbury in Teddington, ahead of their opening game against Scotland at Twickenham on 6 February. New addition: Ed Robinson joins England from Jersey Reds on an interim basis (Jersey Reds TV) Ed Robinson, the son of ex-England boss Andy Robinson, joins England as skills coach for the Six Nations. This comes following Jason Ryles’ decision to remain in Australia amid the pandemic, despite only joining the team last autumn.Related: Introducing Jason Ryles, England’s new skills coachRobinson, 27, is currently the backs coach for Championship side Jersey Reds. He suffered a complex concussion injury at 19 which forced him to stop playing, and has since coached at Rotherham Titans, Clifton and Loughborough Students. He will miss the first three rounds of The Islanders’ campaign, which is due to start on 6 March.Ryles’ decision, however, is not the only disruption to England’s coaching staff. Eddie Jones and attack assistant Simon Amor both have to self-isolate after coming into contact with forwards coach Simon Proudfoot, who tested positive for Covid-19. All three will miss the start of England’s camp ahead of the Six Nations, as the squad meet up on Wednesday 27 January.Men down: Ryles will miss the Six Nations as Jones has to self-isolate (Getty Images)Therefore, Robinson’s introduction to the coaching staff was vital. Highly experienced defensive coach John Mitchell is the only senior coach available for the beginning of England’s training camp. This shouldn’t affect the team too much though, as Robinson joins England with praise from Eddie Jones.“We’re looking forward to welcoming Ed to our coaching staff for the tournament and we’d like to thank Jersey Reds for their cooperation and support in making it happen. He’s a talented young coach and will work to help the players improve.” Robinson joins Eddie Jones’ coaching team on an interim basis ahead of the start of the Six Nations LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Follow our Six Nations homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Also make sure you know about the Fixtures, Injuries, Table, Venues, TV Coverage by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagramlast_img read more

Episcopal Relief & Development ofrece Meditaciones de Cuaresma de 2017…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Relief & Development Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Jan 11, 2017 Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 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 Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Meditaciones de Cuaresma de 2017 de Episcopal Relief & Development (La Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo) ahora están disponibles en inglés y en español en episcopalrelief.org/Cuaresma. Este juego de herramientas especial en línea incluye enlaces para pedir folletos impresos del Episcopal Marketplace, descargar una copia en formato PDF o solicitar mensajes diarios por correo electrónico. Otros recursos disponibles son cajas de esperanzas, sobres para colocarlos en bancos de iglesias, encartes de boletines y oraciones especiales.“La cuaresma puede ser una época de introspección solitaria, pero también hay un enorme poder en unirse en comunidad para examinar nuestras vidas y considerar qué podemos hacer para reconciliarnos con Dios, los unos con los otros y la Creación”, dijo Sean McConnell, director de Participación de Episcopal Relief & Development. “Con el tema de ‘Juntos podemos…’, las Meditaciones de Cuaresma de este año exploran la manera en que las relaciones fuertes y las comunidades fuertes permiten que la gente de fe comparta el amor de Dios entre sí y con el mundo que las rodea”.Escritas por un grupo diverso de líderes de fe y producidas por Forward Movement, las Meditaciones de Cuaresma de 2017 reflejan el espíritu de Cuaresma al concentrarse en el amor, la unión y la comunidad. Los pedidos que se hagan el o antes del 15 de febrero en el Episcopal Marketplace, en episcopalmarketplace.org, por teléfono llamando al 1.866.937.2772 o por correo electrónico en [email protected], llegarán el o antes del Miércoles de Ceniza, el 1º de marzo.El Domingo de Episcopal Relief & Development, que se observa tradicionalmente el 1er domingo de Cuaresma, es un día en que las feligresías se concentran en las necesidades mundiales durante los servicios de culto, hacen una colecta especial y distribuyen folletos de Meditaciones de Cuaresma para invitar a los miembros a hacer que sanar a un mundo que sufre sea parte de su propia práctica espiritual de Cuaresma. Hay más información y guías de planificación de esta ocasión, que este año se celebra el 5 de marzo o en una fecha conveniente durante la Cuaresma, en episcopalrelief.org/Sunday.“Concentrarse en Episcopal Relief & Development durante la Cuaresma pone a los episcopales en solidaridad espiritual con gente de fe de cerca de 40 países del mundo entero”, dice el Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados de la Iglesia Episcopal. “Sus bienamados folletos de meditación nos dan la oportunidad de orar y reflexionar a diario sobre cómo podemos buscar y servir a Cristo en toda la gente”.Para obtener más información sobre pedir materiales de Cuaresma y de planificación de un Domingo de Episcopal Relief & Development, visite episcopalrelief.org/Cuaresma.Por más de 75 años, Episcopal Relief & Development (La Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo) se ha desempeñado como una compasiva reacción al sufrimiento humano en el mundo. La agencia trabaja con más de 3 millones de personas en cerca de 40 países del mundo entero para combatir la pobreza, el hambre y las enfermedades mediante programas multisectoriales empleando Objetivos de Desarrollo Sustentable como un marco de referencia. Como una organización independiente sin ánimo de lucro de tipo 501(c)(3), trabaja en estrecha colaboración con la Comunión Anglicana y con socios ecuménicos para ayudar a las comunidades a crear estrategias de desarrollo a largo plazo y a reconstruir después de haber sido afectadas por un desastre. Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Relief & Development ofrece Meditaciones de Cuaresma de 2017 en inglés y en español This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

Led by Disability Rights Pioneer Nadina LaSpina, Disability Pride Parade rocks NYC for fifth consecutive year

first_imgMany thousands of people with disabilities and our allies endured oppressive heat July 14 to march, roll, ride and scoot in the streets of New York City for the fifth annual parade to commemorate the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 29 years ago.Italian-American immigrant and wheelchair user Nadina LaSpina, a Grand Marshall of the parade, pointed out that it was being held on Bastille Day — the day the French workers tore down the jail walls. The veteran disability rights activist and writer’s remarks caught the spirit of the parade: “Let’s break down the walls — no walls — neither to keep people out nor to keep people in. And no locking up people in nursing homes or in detention centers.”LaSpina asserted that people with disabilities are proud “in spite of the fear of ending up in a nursing home or other institution. So many of our people are still stuck in those hellholes. Free our people! Pass the Disability Integration Act. If we are happy to live our lives, it’s in spite of all those who think that disabled lives are so sad that they are not worth living. … Don’t get all teary-eyed and tell us how brave we are. Join our fight! We don’t need sympathy, but we could use allies.” Many disabled peoples’ organizations and their allies participated, including the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Communications Workers (CWA) Local 1180 and the New York State Nurses Association.In New York, Gov. Cuomo has been cutting back services and consolidating them, eliminating many benefits and options for disabled people. Although the fight for elevators and ramps to give disabled people equal access to the subway system had been gaining momentum, with victories in the courts, Cuomo recently proposed a subway reorganization plan that cuts transit jobs and does not include any additional access in the public transit system.Cuomo replaced the Independent Care System with the Visiting Nurses Service, which lacks ICS’s personalized comprehensive care for disabled people and reduces the amount and variety of their health and home care benefits. At the 2018 parade a protest against Cuomo by 50 wheelchair users, who gathered in front of the stage, warned that this could happen. These attacks are also happening as police repression continues unabated, including the harassment of mostly young people of color in clampdowns on so-called “fare beaters” in the subways. A leaflet produced by the People’s Power Assemblies, whose members were marching in their fifth consecutive NYC Disability Pride Parade, pointed out: “Over 50% of people killed by police have a disability, and the police continue to disable and kill Black and Brown people with impunity — like paraplegic Jeremy McDole, people with medical disabilities like Eric Garner, or Magdiel Sanchez who was deaf.”Workers World Party, Peoples MTA, and Rise and Resist also marched, after participating in a demonstration at a nearby subway station where there was no elevator; 80 percent of stations in the city are not accessible. Rise and Resist carried a cardboard cutout of Cuomo cutting a ribbon at the opening of a new bridge, which he was happy to build while refusing to build elevators for inaccessible stations.The parade passed a judge’s stand where participants were judged for their creativity in costumes and floats, demonstrating spirit and having fun. Prizes were announced at a festival following the parade, which also showcased musical and dramatic abilities of participants.The meaning of disability prideLaSpina explained the meaning of disability pride to the crowd: “They say to me, oh, yes, you should be proud because in spite of your disability you’re so positive. You can have a smile on your face in spite of your unfortunate situation of the bad hand you’ve been dealt in life, of your sad plight.  “If we’re managing to live a good life, it’s not in spite of our disabilities. It’s in spite of the prejudice we’ve been subjected to — the ableism that’s ingrained in the fabric of our society, and in our social-economic system. It’s in spite of the lack of services and supports, in spite of the often inadequate education our young people receive. In spite of discrimination in the work place. In spite of the poverty that’s enforced on disabled people because of our for-profit health care system, inhumane health care system … and of outmoded laws and policies which keep disabled people poor in order to be eligible for services and benefits — which should be ours by right.”LaSpina quoted ADA architect Justin Dart: “Disability is just a normal part of the human experience, a common characteristic of a normal life span.” She ended her remarks: “We all have the same kind of body. It’s made of flesh and blood and organs that fail. You never know when it’s going to happen. Ours is a minority anybody can join. And most of us, if we live long enough, will experience disability. But if our bodies or our brains do not work the same as other people’s that does not make us less valuable as human beings.“So let us understand this pride, and try to make other people understand this pride.  … Ours is not the pride of flag-waving Americans. Ours is the pride of the oppressed, of those who have been made to feel ashamed of who we are. Of those who have been made to feel they don’t matter. Of those who have been made to feel unwanted. “Today we are all out. We won’t be hidden away. We are parading our disabled bodies and saying, ‘We are proud.’ And we are going to enjoy ourselves today. We’re going to have a good time. You know, so many people still insist on believing our lives are sad and pitiful, so we must make sure we do not internalize any of that negativity. So it is important for us to enjoy as much as we can. Having fun is a political act. It’s a revolutionary act. So let’s have fun.”The WWP Disabilities Bureau joined LaSpina after the parade at Barnes & Noble for an exciting book-signing event for her new book, “Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride.”The back cover of the book describes the author: “LaSpina is a prominent activist in the disability rights movement and has been arrested countless times for civil disobedience. You can find her in the streets with Disabled in Action, ADAPT, the Disability Caucus, and others.” A video of LaSpina’s entire speech is available at tinyurl.com/y6am4555. A video of the July 25, 1993, NYC Disability Independence Day March of 3,000 people, which was both organized and filmed by LaSpina, is available at tinyurl.com/y5hahdvs.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders asks for explanations after the arrest of three pro-Maoist journalists

first_img Help by sharing this information June 5, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders asks for explanations after the arrest of three pro-Maoist journalists June 8, 2020 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific NepalAsia – Pacific Organisation News May 17, 2019 Find out more Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img RSF_en Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill News Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Follow the news on Nepal News 05.06.2002Krishna Prasad Gautam, director of the Sandhyakaalin publishing house, was arrested in his office in Khatmandu, on 2 June by policemen. He publishes the Sandhyakalin daily, Prabhatkalin daily and the Janasatta weekly. He is reportedly detained at the Hanumandhoka police station, without being first charged. It brings the imprisoned media representant’s number up to thirty-seven. ___________________________________________________________27.05.2002 Rebati Sapkota, journalist with the daily Rajhdani, was arrested at his home in Maitidevi (a suburb of Katmandu), on 24 May by plainclothes policemen. Rebati Sapkota has already been held for one month in January 1999. Security forces also arrested Meena Sharam, managing director of the monthly Ekebadhatya. This makes a total of 36 journalists and media professionals behind bars in Nepal. _________________________________________________________24.05.2002Tara Neupane, a columnist for the Sanghu weekly, was arrested on 23 May by the police in Kathmandu. After being interrogated about his activities as a journalist at the Ratna park police station, he was finally released three hours later.________________________________________________________22.05.2002  “The arrest of three journalists accused of being pro-Maoist terrorists came shortly before 25 May when Parliament is to pronounce itself on an extension of the state of emergency”. In a letter sent to the Nepalese Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, Reporters Without Borders asked for further information on the arrest of three Nepalese journalists, Krishna Sen, Atindra Neupane and Sangita Khadka. ‘The jailing of these journalists accused of being terrorists brings to thirty-three the number of journalists and media workers imprisoned in Nepal as part of the fight against terrorism. However the authorities have not, to date, demonstrated the direct involvement of any of these journalists in the Maoist Party at war with the Government. If, following fair and equitable trials, the judiciary proves these journalists to be involved in the Maoist movement, guilty of war crimes, Reporters Without Borders will immediately cease to defend them’, affirmed Robert Ménard, General Secretary of the organisation. He also asked the Prime Minister to reconsider his decision to extend the state of emergency which suspends in particular freedom of the press and has led to the arrest of more than 110 information professionals.According to information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, the security forces arrested on 20 May Krishna Sen, chief editor of the pro-Maoist newspaper Janadisha and former manager of the weekly Janadesh, Atindra Neupane, journalist at the daily Janadisha, and Sangita Khadka, correspondent of the weekly Jana Ahwhan, in a house in the suburbs of Katmandu. The three journalists were actively sought by the police for their involvement in the Maoist movement. Their photos and names had been broadcast two weeks beforehand, during a programme by the armed forces broadcast by the Nepalese public television. Krishna Sen was in particular presented as the person in charge of the Nepalese Communist party (Maoist) for the Katmandu region. Krishna Sen had been released on 15 March 2001 following a ruling by the supreme court after more than two years detention. The authorities brought charges against him inter alia for having published in his pro-Maoist newspaper an interview of the leader of the rebel movement, Baburam Bhattarai.Atindra Neupane and Sangita Khadka are known for their pro-Maoist articles written in zones controlled by partisans of the popular war. According to the security forces, they are also members of the Nepalese Communist party (Maoist).In a report published on 26 March, Reporters Without Borders revealed that more than a hundred or so journalists had been arrested and some tortured since the introduction of the state of emergency in November 2001. Thirty-three journalists and media workers are still imprisoned, under suspicion, often without proof, of supporting the Maoist rebels. Reporters Without Borders has asked the Prime Minister to use his best endeavours so that the habeas corpus proceedings brought by Nepalese barristers and by the families of the imprisoned journalists are examined with the greatest attention and the greatest respect for the law. News May 29, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

The Crucial Role of Student Services for the Non-Traditional Student

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img More Cool Stuff Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Education The Crucial Role of Student Services for the Non-Traditional Student From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 2:52 pm Student services are essential to the educational mission. Comprehensive resources provided by student services are a key strength and backbone of colleges and universities. The intentional integration of coursework and student services provides a full educational environment, creating a positive experience across students’ curricular, home, and social lives. After all, everything is education–every action and interaction is an opportunity for learning and cultivation.Student services are particularly essential for the non-traditional student. As important as it is to create classroom environments in which students inquire deeply into meaning, connection, and purpose, we must also collectively pay attention to all the time students are not in class. Students are actually in classes only about 15 hours per week – leaving off sleep, there remains about 100 hours per week. Many of these non-class-time hours are taken up with family and work life, studying, and course assignments.At Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School (PO), the Center for Student Achievement, Resources, and Enrichment (CARE) is committed to providing support services that foster academic achievement and professional development. At PO, students are comprised of both traditional and non-traditional students. Some examples of non-traditional students include individuals who attend school part-time, those who may have not pursued education immediately after high school, or others who graduated from undergrad several years ago. Non-traditional students have families, work commitments, and other important obligations. Others are looking at a career change.CARE offers students the resources needed to help navigate the challenges of balancing school with work and family demands. They strive to empower students to reach their highest academic, personal, and professional potential. CARE staff help students develop and enhance professional skills to prepare for future employment or promotion opportunities.The CARE office also provides learning assistance that enriches the academic experiences of PO students. They offer tutorial assistance and help students enhance their critical thinking, professional, and learning skills. Their support services and resources help motivate, inspire, and enhance students’ overall educational experience at PO. CARE’s goal is to encourage students to believe in themselves and in their ability to reach their academic goals.To learn more about Pacific Oaks College, visit www.pacificoaks.edu. For program information or to apply for admission, contact [email protected] or call (626) 529-8061. Pacific Oaks College is located at 45 Eureka Street Pasadena.About Pacific Oaks College & Children’s SchoolFounded more than 70 years ago by a small group of Quaker families, Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School (PO) is a nonprofit, accredited higher education institution offering Bachelor’s-completion and Master’s programs in human development, organizational leadership and change, marriage and family therapy, education, early childhood education, and teacher credentialing. Pacific Oaks Children’s School provides early childhood education programs for children ages 6 months through 5 years and has pioneered achievements in the areas of anti-bias education, emergent curriculum, and peaceful conflict resolution.PO remains dedicated to the fundamental Quaker principles of inclusion, social justice, and the valuing of each individual. The school has a long history of serving non-traditional and adult students and is known for its experiential and culture-centered approach to education. PO offers classes at its main campus in Pasadena, its San Jose Campus, and at instructional sites throughout California. PO is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU). For more information, visit www.pacificoaks.edu.Pacific Oaks College is an affiliate of TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Hoax caller forced full-scale Limerick emergency operation on river

first_imgPrint NewsHoax caller forced full-scale Limerick emergency operation on riverBy Staff Reporter – July 10, 2016 662 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedincenter_img Email Advertisement Previous articleGAA – Limerick minors seek title, not revengeNext articleNew Garda campaign to target drink drivers Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp TAGSGardaílimerickRiver Shannon WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Fireswift, The Limerick City Fire and Rescue boatLimerick city fire and rescue, together with all emergency services were launched because of the hoax callA 999 HOAX caller who forced Limerick emergency responders to launch a rescue operation on the River Shannon, set up an abusive voicemail message aimed at gardai when they tried to contact him back.Swiftwater Rescue Technicians (SRTs) from the Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to a call at around 2:45pm when they were told that a witness say a man entering the water at Thomond Bridge.As a result of the hoax call, a full scale emergency operation was launched with responses from three units from the Fire and Rescue Service including the rescue boat FireSwift, together with Gardai, emergency paramedics, Limerick Marine Search and Rescue and the Shannon based Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 115, all attending at the River Shannon.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up After a half an hour search of the immediate area and downriver, gardai attempted to establish contact with the caller but they were unsuccessful.It is believed that an abusive message, aimed at gardai, had been set up on the caller’s voicemail.Shortly afterwards, all emergency services were stood down and a garda investigation was launched.It is understood that Gardai are going to use call tracing technology with a view to establishing the identity of the caller and pursue a prosecution. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Scitara Raises $5 Million to Accelerate Digital Transformation of Scientific Laboratories

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Scitara Raises $5 Million to Accelerate Digital Transformation of Scientific Laboratories MARLBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Scitara Corporation, a global provider of laboratory-specific, cloud-based software solutions for the biopharmaceutical and industrial markets, today announced the closing of $5 million in a Series A round. The investment was led by Northpond Ventures, with participation from existing investor Flybridge Capital. Scitara will use the investment to fully build out its Digital Lab Exchange (DLX) platform, partner with key stakeholders in the ecosystem, and bring about true digital transformation of the scientific laboratory. Andrea Jackson, director at Northpond Ventures, will join Scitara’s Board of Directors. “Universal access to laboratory data is crucial to the success of the science-based industry’s digital transformation journey,” said Ajit Nagral, CEO of Scitara. “As a pioneer in laboratory IoT, Scitara is tackling one of our industry’s biggest challenges to accelerating science by speeding up accessibility and sharing of laboratory data across the scientific enterprise. The trust displayed by leading life science and technology investors at a time when the world faces generational challenges, is a true testament to the game-changing promise of Scitara’s technology and the value we bring to our customers and industry stakeholders.” The Scitara DLX™ platform is generating a lot of excitement in the industry with its plug-and-play architecture and connector technology that allows connectivity between any device, instrument, application, informatics system, web service, or lab resource. Scitara DLX facilitates automation of workflows, task notifications, and bi-directional data exchange through a powerful and easy-to-use orchestration engine. This unique capability supports compliant transformation of data in-flight as well as capture, monitoring, and analysis of all data transactions​. “Scitara’s work will make positive impacts in connecting the broader laboratory ecosystem,” said Andrea Jackson, director at Northpond Ventures. “Supporting innovators like Ajit and his team in enabling clinical insights within and beyond the lab is a critical tenet to the future of life sciences.” Scitara has embraced the diversity of instruments and applications in today’s modern scientific laboratory. By creating out-of-the box solutions that seamlessly connect laboratory data, devices, and resources, Scitara DLX ensures no instrument or application in the lab is left behind. Scitara DLX maximizes workflow automation and monitors all data transactions in the laboratory, delivering on its promise of universal lab data access and sharing while accelerating science. About Scitara Scitara is a global provider of laboratory-specific, cloud-based software solutions for the life sciences and other science-based industries. Our solutions are powering the digital transformation of scientific laboratories by enabling them with modern lab data connectivity infrastructure and tools to accelerate science.​ For more information, please visit www.scitara.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005345/en/ CONTACT: David Levy Scitara Corporation [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT HEALTH TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE FINANCE BIOTECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Northpond Ventures Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 08:25 AM/DISC: 01/28/2021 08:25 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005345/encenter_img Twitter TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Facebook Previous articleOptions Appoints former Quantbot Founder and CEO Michael Botlo To BoardNext articleAmid Support for Global Vaccination Initiative, Everbridge Chief Customer Experience Officer Dr. John Maeda to Speak at Prestigious 2021 SXSW Global Conference Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApplast_img read more