East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages for local consumption in Uganda. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgTranscorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileTranscorp Hotels Plc is a hotel operations company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. The latter is a diversified conglomerate with business interests in the power generation, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas sectors. Hotels in the Group include Transcorp Hilton Hotel, a 5-star hotel with 670 rooms located in Abuja; and Transcorp Hotel with 146 rooms located in Calabar. Formerly known as Transnational Hotels and Tourism Services Limited, the company changed its name to Transcorp Hotels Plc in 2014. Its head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Transcorp Hotels Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Don’t be fooled by the recent stock market rally – more falls will follow. This is what I would do

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Don’t be fooled by the recent stock market rally – more falls will follow. This is what I would do Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Stock markets, especially in the US, have risen in recent days after the US government announced a massive stimulus programme. I am not buying it. I think the global economy will see its biggest peace time contraction ever recorded this year. Stock markets are not pricing this in.Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to see the massive stimulus packages being applied globally. They will help the global economy recover quite quickly, once this crisis has finally ended. And provided we don’t do anything stupid, like reverse globalisation. But I expect this recovery to take place in 2021 or 2022.5G 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…Recovery when?I don’t think the prospects of economic recovery in 18 to 24 months is the rationale behind the rises seen in stock markets over the last few days.Rather I think markets have bought into the idea promoted by President Trump that things will get back to normal soon. The thinking is that recent interest rate cuts and fiscal stimulus will mean the 2020 economic slowdown won’t be so bad.It will be bad. Nothing can stop deep contraction this year.The idea that the US can go back to work by April does not hold up to serious scrutiny. The argument that the economic damage from a lock-down will lead to more suicides than deaths from Corvid-19 doesn’t hold up either. Tragically, there have already been a lot more deaths from Covid-19 than there were suicides related to the 2008 crash, for example. I think that markets will fall further. You often gets rallies in the midst of a major stock market crash. In his book, The Great Crash 1929, JK Galbraith described many such moments.Markets will rise eventually. They may even return to the giddy heights seen earlier this year within 24 to 36 months. But I don’t think that rally will begin soon.Peak pessimism The time to move back into shares will be that moment when just about everyone is pessimistic. For as long as the US President assures us that everything will be fine soon, that moment of peak pessimism won’t have arrived.But there are some companies that will do quite well during this dreadfully sad period. Manufacturing companies that can turn their hands to making ventilators may find they can minimise the damage from this crisis. If you were considering investing in such a company beforehand, then I would say now is not a bad moment to do so. Also, I think this crisis will lead to a permanent shift in remote working, and accelerate the corporate shift to digital technologies. Look at companies that provide such technologies.I note that shares in Blue Prism (LSE:PRSM) have fallen. I am not sure why, as their technology can enable certain office tasks to be automated and then controlled at a distance. I think the markets have mispriced shares in this company.  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. Michael Baxter 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.center_img Michael Baxter | Thursday, 26th March, 2020 See all posts by Michael Baxter Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address 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. 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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Stock market crash: I think these are 3 of the best UK shares to buy in an ISA to make a million

first_imgStock market crash: I think these are 3 of the best UK shares to buy in an ISA to make a million Royston Wild | Wednesday, 19th August, 2020 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The 2020 stock market crash presents a great opportunity for stock investors to get rich from UK shares. Not since the market crash of a decade ago have stock investors had a chance like this to buy top-quality British companies at little cost.Market confidence remains low and it can be tempting to sit on the sidelines as the Covid-19 crisis rolls on. Other issues like Brexit and escalating trade tensions between the US and other major economies cast a shadow over the global economy, too. But in my opinion those who decide against buying UK shares today lose the possibility of supercharging their returns over the long run.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…3 oversold dividend shares I’d buy todayHistory shows us that investors who buy quality shares following stock market crashes can make a fortune by buying low and watching them balloon in value as economic conditions improve. With this in mind, let me talk you through a few brilliant (and dirt cheap) UK shares on my watchlist:The Covid-19 lockdown has hammered food-to-go manufacturer Bakkavor Group and its share price. Like-for-like sales dropped 5% between January and May, recent financials showed. But I’d buy into recent share price weakness as food-to-go is still a potentially explosive investment theme to ride. It is the fastest-growing segment of the UK food market these days. Today Bakkavor trades on a low forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 8 times. It boasts a 4.5% dividend yield, too.Urban Logistics is down fractionally in 2020 by comparison but still offers splendid value. A forward P/E ratio of 19 times isn’t that cheap on paper, but I believe this UK share offers terrific value given the rocketing rate at which e-commerce continues to grow. On top of this, the warehouse and logistics expert offers a bulky 5% dividend yield at current prices.Vodafone Group provides much for value chasers to get excited about too. It trades on a forward PEG ratio of 0.7 following the crash and offers a near-7% dividend yield, too. The FTSE 100 giant is likely to witness strong revenues growth in the years ahead as worldwide mobile phone usage grows. And it has huge opportunities in emerging markets, too, where on average 11% of citizens still don’t own a phone.Getting rich with UK sharesThese are just a few of the excellent UK shares that eagle-eyed investors can buy today. Snapping up oversold stocks and watching them rebound is essential if you want to get seriously rich by investing in shares. Just ask one of the hundreds of ISA millionaires who made their fortunes following the 2008–09 stock market crash.With the help of The Motley Fool’s extensive catalogue of special reports you can find even more oversold UK shares to get rich with. The recent market crash presents another too-good-to-miss investing opportunity, in my opinion. And with the right strategy you could make some seriously spectacular returns. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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’ Sharescenter_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. 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. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild 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. 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Here’s what I did about UK shares soaring on the coronavirus vaccine breakthough

first_imgHere’s what I did about UK shares soaring on the coronavirus vaccine breakthough See all posts by James J. McCombie The UK stock markets have soared after a breakthrough in the search for a coronavirus vaccine was announced on Monday. Shares in companies in the travel and tourism industries, in particular, made remarkable gains. So which soaring UK shares did I buy this week? None. And I am okay with that.That is not to say I have not benefited from the stock market surge. My holdings in Burberry and Wizz Air, for example, have both shot up in value. But I invested in these UK shares during the first nationwide lockdown because they fitted nicely with my investing style and plan. If this week’s events, and the stock market crash in March have taught me anything, it’s to have an investing plan I am comfortable with and stick to it.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…Coronavirus vaccine in the newsI bought Wizz and Burberry in May 2020 because I believed they had strong enough balance sheets to see them through a protracted pandemic. And, once the pandemic was over, they looked likely to return to doing what they had done before the world had heard of the coronavirus. The stock market crash in March had decimated the share prices of these two companies, so all in all, they looked like bargain long-term buys.I don’t trade short action price moves because I have tried and failed to do that profitably. And I am not alone as there is evidence that the overwhelming majority of day traders lose money. Within two hours of the coronavirus vaccine announcement, a lot of share prices had soared. Then they fell back as profits were taken. This pattern has repeated itself. Trading in and out of choppy price action like over such a short space of time is not for me.Another UK share I decided to buy this year was National Express, which again had soared on the vaccine news as I thought it would when I wrote about it in August. However, as with Burberry and Wizz Air, I felt National Express was in a strong enough position to endure a protracted pandemic. I was not banking on a breakthrough being made this year for my investment to pay off.UK share planThese three stocks I have mentioned are not amongst the biggest winners this week. I felt a fleeting moment of regret when I realised I had previously decided not to buy some of the big UK share winners. But, I have had to remind myself why I made those choices. A lot of those companies are saddled with debt they needed to raise to survive. Without an earlier-than-expected resolution to the pandemic, they might have folded or had to raise even more debt. With enough debt, companies start being run for creditors and not shareholders.I am not in the habit of buying shares that need something to happen quickly, or else I could lose everything. I won’t buy a stock just because its price is skyrocketing either. By the time I have read and considered why this has happened, most of the gains would have been gone. As such, I did not miss out this week on the biggest share price gains. The opportunity was never there because my investment style did not allow for it. James J. McCombie | Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! James J. McCombie owns shares of Burberry, National Express Group, and Wizz Air Holdings. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry and Wizz Air Holdings. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… 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. 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District reports rainfall totals in wake of Hurricane Matthew

first_img TAGSHurricane MatthewRainfallSJRWMD Previous articleTractor Supply Company one step closerNext articleSouthern Rock Legend coming to Apopka? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR As Hurricane Matthew traveled Florida’s east coast, the St. Johns River Water Management District’s 18-county service area received widespread rain, with the highest rainfall totals experienced in the northern coastal areas of the state. A full report of the storm’s impacts before and immediately after the storm was presented at today’s Governing Board meeting.“The effects of Hurricane Matthew were felt districtwide,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “Our team has worked hundreds of hours over the recovery period, inspecting levees, structures and public lands. I’m also proud of the level of partnership displayed by our staff to assist local and state governments with recovery efforts, many of which are still underway.”The rainfall’s distribution is illustrated in the storm’s banding as it traveled Florida’s coast.From Oct. 1 through 9, the highest rainfall totals were recorded in the northern coastal counties.Thursday, Oct. 6 rainfall was heaviest in Central Florida, where Seminole County received the greatest rainfall of 4.37 inches.Friday, Oct. 7, many counties in the coastal north received more than 12 inches of rain, including parts of Nassau, Duval and St. Johns counties.Saturday, Oct. 8, most rainfall was again isolated to the northernmost coastal counties.Counties on the western edge of the district, including Marion with 2.03 inches and Alachua with 1.48 inches, received the lowest calculated rainfall.County-by-county precipitation reports and other data is available online here.The district’s hydrologic data collection program collects, processes, manages and disseminates hydrologic and meteorological data that are used for consumptive use permitting, water shortage management, establishment of minimum flows and levels, water supply planning and management, environmental protection and restoration projects, and operation of district flood control facilities.About the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! October 12, 2016 at 10:01 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I have seen so many tree service trucks on the road with huge tree trunks cut up heading somewhere, either to the dump, or a mulch grinder business. I have noticed while riding around that there is quite a few really big ear trees that were downed. They didn’t fare too well in the winds, and I mean so big ones. Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Reply center_img 2 COMMENTS Mama Mia Saw that tall palm snapped in two at the Chase Bank uptown. Remember those extremely tall ones they used to have down the sidewalk that had the tiny little “waists” at the ground? I don’t think they would of made it, if they had of still been there through those winds. I hated it when they had them removed, but it was probably best. Reply October 12, 2016 at 10:05 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Vodafone JustTextGiving skyscraper

first_imgVodafone JustTextGiving skyscraper AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 October 2011 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

DuPont Pioneer Announces New Innovation to Help Corn Better Withstand Drought

first_img Previous articleGrowth Energy Plant Membership Rises to 83Next articleFarm Bureau Says ‘Ditch’ EPA Water Rule Gary Truitt DuPont Pioneer Announces New Innovation to Help Corn Better Withstand Drought Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Apr 22, 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter DuPont Pioneer announced its scientists have made a significant advancement in developing corn plants that successfully withstand drought stress.  In an upcoming edition of the scientific publication, Plant Biotechnology Journal, Pioneer scientists reveal a new finding that higher yielding corn plants succeed under drought conditions when naturally occurring ethylene stress hormone levels in the plant are reduced through a transgene. The study, “Transgenic Alteration of Ethylene Biosynthesis Increases Grain Yield in Maize under Field Drought-Stress Conditions” by Jeff Habben and colleagues is the most in-depth research effort of its kind reported to date in peer-reviewed scientific literature. “This advancement is particularly crucial at a time when the U.S. is experiencing a historic drought in places like California, and much of the world is worried about the continued availability of water to grow food crops, ” says Jerry Flint, vice president for Biotech Affairs and Regulatory at DuPont Pioneer. “The new advances in drought tolerant corn reflect the DuPont Pioneer commitment to identifying sustainable solutions to increase food availability to meet the needs of the people today, without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.”Drought advancements like these are critically important as drought remains the leading cause of crop yield loss and the effects of drought reverberate far beyond agriculture communities, causing global food prices to increase.  Already, the California Farm Water Coalition estimates that the drought in California has cost $5 billion as of February.  Estimated crop losses from a widespread drought in 2012 reached $40 billion in lost crops and livestock and U.S. crop prices hit historic highs due to the drought according to the National Climatic Data Center.    Study findingsThe Pioneer research spanned testing in multiple locations in numerous genetic backgrounds over two years. Jeff Habben, scientist and lead author of the article explains that corn breeders at Pioneer have been developing hybrids that are productive under drought stress conditions for more than 80 years, starting its first drought-specific breeding program in York, Neb. in the mid-1950s.  This effort has been very successful in generating germplasm with improved drought tolerance and scientists are now achieving a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms that contribute to this productivity.Importantly, the identified transgenic approach has the additional benefit of enhanced nitrogen use efficiency, resulting in another potential management tool for farmers. Renee Lafitte, a fellow author, who has evaluated tropical corn states, “It’s not just about improving productivity for farmers, we also need to maintain and improve sustainability of our land and water resources.  We believe that transgenes, in combination with superior hybrids and agronomic management, are the tools that can help farms be more sustainable and productive.”Habben further discusses the study’s findings by noting that ethylene is a stress hormone prevalent in almost all plants, but in highly variable levels depending on plant type, plant tissue, and stress conditions. “We’ve always believed that corn plants are too conservative in their response to drought and readily terminate kernels or only partially fill the ear when drought hits,” states Habben, “so we are working to help the crop get through critical developmental stages by modulating ethylene levels to maintain improved yield stability.”Pioneer leads the industry in on-farm testing using year-round managed stress environments.  The advancements made in understanding ethylene biology have potential applications for other crops and could enhance the already strong Pioneer brand Optimum® AQUAmax® hybrid line-up developed through a native trait approach.  Optimum® AQUAmax® hybrids are expected to be planted on more than 10 million acres in 2014.The challenge of feeding a projected 9 billion people by 2050 is daunting, but developments like this have the potential to enable farmers to grow more food on a fixed amount of arable land, with limited resources, to meet the needs of a growing global population.   DuPont Pioneer is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere.  Science with Service Delivering Success®. For more information visit www.pioneer.com.DuPont has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as bringing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com. Home News Feed DuPont Pioneer Announces New Innovation to Help Corn Better Withstand Drought SHARElast_img read more

“Occupy Gezi” protests lead to wave of arrests of news providers

first_img April 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Follow the news on Turkey News News April 28, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Newscenter_img April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit June 6, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Occupy Gezi” protests lead to wave of arrests of news providers Organisation to go further Reporters Without Borders is very worried by the growing number of news providers being arrested in connection with the continuing anti-government protests in Turkey.“The arrests of news providers throughout the country is a source of deep concern,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the authorities to act with restraint and stop carrying out such arrests, which are so disproportionate that they seem designed to intimidate. Exercising freedom of information and freedom of assembly should not be criminalized.”34 cyber-activists arrestedAt least 34 young Twitter users were arrested in the western city of Izmir on the night of 4 June on charges of “incitement to commit a crime” under article 214 of the criminal code and “incitement to disobey the law” under article 217. All except one were released yesterday evening. Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to urgently provide information on the status of the one still in police custody.Those arrested had posted tweets with the phone numbers of doctors and lawyers ready to provide assistance to demonstrators in distress. According to Imdat Atas, a lawyer who represented some of the detainees, they were accused of exchanging information about the actions being taken by the police to disperse protesters. He said they also posted a photo showing policemen dragging a young woman by her hair in the Izmir neighbourhood of Kordon. “We did not see anything that could have constituted a crime,” he said. “Most of those charged do not even know each other. There is nothing serious in their case files. We think that (their arrests are the result) of the prime minister’s comments about Twitter.”The offending content includes the following Tweets: “Here are the Wi-Fi codes to use during the demo,” “We are gathering in Gündogdu Square at 7:30 pm,” “There are cops in Lausanne Square and on Cyprus Martyrs Avenue,” “They have fired tear gas, don’t go there” and “The TOMA (riot vehicles) are there, they are firing gas, they are using their batons.”Two TV journalists arrestedMustafa Kaya, a reporter for the nationalist TV channel Ulusal Kanal (National Channel), and his cameraman, Serkan Bayraktar, were arrested in Ankara yesterday while covering the police in the process of breaking up a demonstration. Plain-clothes police stopped them broadcasting and seized their material. The two journalists were arrested when protesters tried to intervene. The Turkish Union of Journalists (TGS) said they were taken to the anti-terrorism section of the Ankara Security Directorate and were released at the end of the day.French student facing possible expulsionLorraine Klein, a French journalism student attending Istanbul’s Galatasaray University under the Erasmus exchange programme, was violently arrested on the night of 3 June while covering demonstrations and photographing barricades in the Istanbul district of Beyoglu.After a night in police custody and visits to hospital for inspection of her injuries, she is how being held at the Kumkapi detention centre and is facing the possibility of being deported from Turkey and banned from returning for five years.Daily ransacked by policeThe police ransacked the Ankara offices of Sol (Left), a daily published by the Turkish Communist Party (TKP), in the course of a raid on the night of 3 June on the building that houses not only newspaper but also TKP headquarters and the Nazim Hikmet Cultural Centre.The newspaper’s Ankara representative, Hatice Ikinci, reporter Fatos Kalaçay, and Sol website (www.haber.sol.org.tr) editor Can Soyer were all manhandled in the court of the raid. The police used tear gas and water cannon inside the building for ten minutes.Read our previous statements on “Occupy Gezi”:- At least 14 journalists injured by security forces since start of protests (4 June 2013)- Authorities must stop use of excessive force by Istanbul police (31 May 2013)Photo : Aris Messinis / AFP Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Accident won’t keep pastor from mission

first_imgLatest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Skip Accident won’t keep pastor from mission Tabitha Weed and a friend will work in the children’s ministry. One team includes members of Goodhope Baptist Church and will work primarily with the children’s ministry.Other members of the mission team to Honduras are from Baptist churches in Headland, Ashford and Dothan and from North Alabama.Weed said the accident was just a part of life and so will be the overcoming of it.“I’m still going to Honduras. I’m just going on crutches,” he said. “God made a way for us to raise money for the trip, and he will be with us as we go.”Weed will be dismissed from Medical Center Enterprise today and will continue to recover at home. He said he thanks everyone for their prayers and their concern. Bo Weed needed only three words to describe his feelings after his kneecap was shattered in a fall Saturday morning.“God is good,” said ‘Brother Bo,’ pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Troy.During a “house raising,” Weed was pushed from the top of a wall, while the volunteer work crew was attempting to set the trusses. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 10:05 pm Monday, June 8, 2009 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Vital signs After a little more than a year, Troy Regional Medical Center owners are still looking to find their way. But,… read more Weed said he is not letting the accident dampen his spirits. He just views the knee injury as an obstacle to overcome.“And the victory will be God’s,” he said. “He is still in control.”Weed is confident that the mission work in Honduras is what God wants him and the mission teams to do.“My daughter, Tabitha, and I will be in Honduras for the entire trip, July 1 through July 31,” he said. “Two mission teams will come at different times and their missions will be different. One team’s mission will be to construct Sunday school rooms and benches at Lepaera. Three of the ladies will do some medical work in a clinic in Gracias.” Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Four trusses were hooked together, and I got pushed a little bit and a little more until there was nowhere to go,” Weed said. “The wall got me. The trusses got me, and then I hit the floor. My top teeth bit through my bottom lip. I broke some ribs and shattered my kneecap in four places. Dr. (Darrell) Potter performed the surgery, and he assured me that I’ll still be able to go on the mission trip. God is good, and life is good. This could have been a whole lot worse. A whole lot worse.”The house that was being built was “a way God gave us” to raise money for a month-long mission trip to Honduras, which will be led by Weed.“What I’ll be doing on the trip is teaching and preaching – evangelism – the knee injury won’t interfere with that,” Weed said. “I’ll just be on crutches. That will be the only difference.”last_img read more