Australia may block SGX bid for exchange

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CAFCA Limited 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgCAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileCAFCA manufactures and supplies cable and allied products for the transmission and distribution of electrical energy and telecommunication. Its primary market is Southern and Central Africa, although it has an export footprint that extends to parts of Europe, including Russia. The company prides itself in manufacturing over 900 cabling products to British, South African and Zimbabwe quality standards, including 11KV XLPE cables. CAFCA Limited recovers decommissioned cables for recycling; and supplies telecommunication cable ranging from indoor cable to underground cable and aerial self-supporting cable. Established in 1947, CAFCA is a subsidiary of CBi Electric African Cables (South Africa) which is owned by Reunert Limited (South Africa). CAFCA listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange; Johannesburg Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more

2 cheap FTSE 250 growth stocks I think will make you richer in 2020 (and beyond)

first_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. 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! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address 2 cheap FTSE 250 growth stocks I think will make you richer in 2020 (and beyond) Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of B&M European Value. 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 The Covid-19 crisis has torn a hole in the profits outlooks of a great many FTSE 250 shares. And investors don’t just need to be worried by the short-term economic impact of the worldwide lockdown. A looming economic recession, allied with changing consumer and business trends in the wake of the pandemic, cast a shadow over firms’ likely earnings power over the next decade (and possibly beyond).This is no reason for stock investors to pull the plug, though. The profits pictures for office space providers, oil producers, and banks have worsened, to give just a few examples. But there remains a huge number of other FTSE 250 stocks that remain on course to deliver gigantic profits to their shareholders in the years ahead.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…A bargain with buckets of potentialOne such share I still like the look of is B&M European Value Retail (LSE: BME). Sellers of low-cost goods like this thrive in recessionary environments as shoppers try to stretch their household budgets further and further. This particular FTSE 250 carries an extra layer of protection, too. Many of the items it sells, like food and cleaning and hygiene products, are essential goods that can thus be deemed ‘recession-proof.’There are other reasons to be excited over B&M’s earnings outlook, though. Through its ongoing expansion scheme it’ll be increasingly well-placed to capitalise on this changing retail environment as well. The company is planning to open another 30 stores in the current financial year (to March 2021) alone as part of its drive to eventually reach 950 stores.At current prices of 400p per share, B&M trades on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) of 0.5. It’s a figure that sits well below the bargain threshold of 1 and below. And it underlines my belief that this is a brilliant FTSE 250 stock to load up on today. Annual profits here are tipped to surge 30% alone, according to analysts. There’s likely plenty more where that came from, too.Another dirt-cheap FTSE 250 star I’d buy todayPlus500 Ltd (LSE: PLUS) is another white-hot stock that’s far too cheap at current prices. At £12.60 per share the trading giant trades on a rock-bottom forward price-to-earnings (or P/E) multiple of 6 times. Investors can also gain access to a chunky 8% dividend yield at this moment.The FTSE 250 business provides a trading platform for financial instruments like contracts for difference. And it has enjoyed a huge profits upswing in recent months thanks to the eye-popping volatility witnessed across financial markets.Can Plus500 continue to thrive, though? Well serious social, macroeconomic, and geopolitical issues – the Covid-19 crisis and its fallout, rising trade tensions between the US and China, and November’s US presidential election – mean that markets are likely to remain volatile. And so turnover should remain on a broadly upwards path. City analysts expect earnings to balloon 85% in 2020 and the current landscape means the bottom line could keep on climbing, too. 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. Royston Wild | Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 | More on: BME PLUS See all posts by Royston Wild Simply 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. 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Jonny – “It’s all about team work”

first_img“There are players playing for their lives rather than just out there knowing that they will play next week and i is impossible to answer the question as to how strong the team against the Ospreys was“We train together every day and you do hate the fact that some players are not playing, or not playing as much, as others. That is one of the unfortunate side-effects but you need a big squad. It wasn’t a weakened team out there but I’m encouraged that the players came in showed they deserve to play.” Jonny Wilkinson at ToulonJonny Wilkinson made sure Toulon made a winning Heineken Cup debut – he created their try and kicked the remaining 14 points in their 19-14 home win over Ospreys – and the established England No 10 and now the French club’s new talisman and fans favourite is preparing to spearhead Toulon’s challenge in the lion’s den of former double champions Munster.Both opening Pool 3 matches went with home advantage and Wilkinson’s experience after years at the very top could be the crucial ingredient at an intimidating Thomond Park.But Wilkinson insists it is all about togetherness at Stade Felix Mayol and that it will need that team spirit – and total commitment from first to last – to challenge the 2006 and 2008 champions on their own turf.“The match against the Ospreys emphasised that in this type of game, when you play a top team like the Ospreys, that you have to keep working from moment one until the final whistle,” said Wilkinson.“That is important for us to understand and I hope it also reinforces the message that we are capable of winning big games if we keep turning up and working together. The spirit of this club is all about working together.“There is no doubt in my mind that the success we did have last season was because we worked together. We have a spirit which no-one prepared for or manufactured. It’s all from working together.“Sometimes, you have to try and fight to keep that going. Moments at the end of games like the one against the Ospreys either make a side come closer together or whether it all falls apart.“We kept fighting with the right intentions and we got away with it.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Toulon fell at the final hurdle last season when Cardiff Blues beat them 28-21 in the Amlin Challenge Cup final in Marseille in front of a tournament match record crowd of 48,990 and Wilkinson is far from a lone big name in a squad containing 16 internationals from nine nations.And Head Coach Philippe Saint-Andre has proved he is not afraid to ring the changes week by week.“A good strength to have at a club is the fact of being able to say there is no first team or reserve/second team,” said Wilkinson.“You want to have a team where everyone is capable and can play at the same level.“If you have that then that is great. There are certain partnerships which tend to work, or you want to use certain combinations against certain opposition, but that’s the joy of rugby. Everyone deserves their turn because all the players work hard for a place.last_img read more

Scotland Women ready for French battle

first_imgLONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 25: Susie Brown of Scotland poses with the Women’s Six Nations Trophy during the Six Nations Launch at The Hurlingham Club on January 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images for RBS) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Susie Brown returns from injuryWith the return from injury of back row Susie Brown, there’s been some movement in the pack as Scotland Women look forward to taking on France at Stirling County RFC this Saturday (kick-off 2pm).Lindsay Wheeler moves to flanker as Brown returns at number 8, while Tracy Balmer switches to loosehead, Beth Dickens coming off the bench to start at tighthead. Also returning from injury, winger Lauren Harris is added to the bench.Anticipating the encounter Findlay said: ” Ireland recorded a fantastic result against France a couple of weeks back, in what must have been a close game for them – and it’ll be a massive game for us, too.“It’s a home game, which is great, with Stirling a new location for us. I think it’s important that we do as good a job as we can to move the women’s game around Scotland so that as many people as possible get the chance to see women’s sport at this level.”The international is preceded by a senior women’s regional round-robin tournament which kicks off at 11.15am at Bridgehaugh. Starting XV:15 Stephanie Johnston (RHC Cougars)14 Katy Green (Murrayfield Wanderers)13 Laura Steven (Murrayfield Wanderers)12 Lisa Ritchie (Carlisle)11 Sarah Dixon (Stirling County)10 Lisa Martin (Murrayfield Wanderers)9 Louise Dalgliesh (RHC Cougars)1  Tracy Balmer (Worcester)2 Sarah Quick (Murrayfield Wanderers)3 Beth Dickens (Murrayfield Wanderers)4 Anna Swan (RHC Cougars)5 Jemma Forsyth (Hillhead/Jordanhill)6 Lindsay Wheeler (Richmond)7 Ruth Slaven (Murrayfield Wanderers)8 Susie Brown (Richmond) Substitutes16 Lindsey Smith (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks)17 Heather Lockhart (Hillhead/Jordanhill)18 Katherine Muir (Richmond)19 Charlotte Veale (London Wasps)20 Tanya Griffith (RHC Cougars)21 Caroline Collie (OA Saints)22 Lauren Harris (Melrose)Scotland Women’s RBS 6 Nations fixtures are as below, with free entry to both home matches. Sunday 5 February, Scotland 0 – 47 EnglandSunday 12 February, Wales 20 – 0 Scotland, Cross Keys RFCSaturday 25 February, Scotland v France, Stirling County RFC, kick-off 2pmFriday 9 March, Ireland v Scotland, Ashbourne RFC, kick-off 7.30pmSunday 18 March, Italy v Scotland, Rovato Stadium, Brescia, kick-off 2.30pm unday 5 February, Scotland v England, Lasswade RFC, kick-off 5pmSunday 12 February, Wales v Scotland, Cross Keys RFC, kick-off 1pmSaturday 25 February, Scotland v France, Stirling County RFC, kick-off 2pmFriday 9 March, Ireland v Scotland, Ashbourne RFC, kick-off 7.30pmSunday 18 March, Italy v Scotland, Rovato Stadium, Brescia, kick-off 2.30pmlast_img read more

Edouard François Designs Mixed-Use “Gardens of Anfa” for Casab…

first_img Morocco Master Plan CopyMaison Edouard François has masterplanned a new mixed-use neighborhood for the Moroccan city Casablanca: “The Gardens of Anfa.” Scheduled for completion in 2017, the plan calls for three mid-rise residential towers, a low-rise office tower, and a series of residential blocks connected by a central piazza and concealed within a lush multicolored landscape. Each “organically-shaped” tower will be enhanced by a trellised facade that fosters the growth of bougainvilleas and jasmine, further camouflaging the structure and “demarcating the limits of a garden.”Save this picture!© Maison Edouard FrançoisSave this picture!© Maison Edouard FrançoisArchitectsGroupe3 Architectes, Maison Edouard FrançoisLocationCasablanca, MoroccoClientYasmine Signature Anfa ClubArea50000.0 m2Project Year2017PhotographsMaison Edouard FrançoisArchitectsGroupe3 Architectes, Maison Edouard FrançoisProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse Z / HPSASelected Projects11 Dwellings / La Nouvelle AgenceSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeMaison Edouard FrançoisOfficeFollowGroupe3 ArchitectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectUrbanismUrban PlanningMaster PlanResidential ArchitectureHousingCasablancaResidentialUrban PlanningHousingMoroccoPublished on February 23, 2014Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. “Edouard François Designs Mixed-Use “Gardens of Anfa” for Casablanca” 23 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Read commentsSave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 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/479939/edouard-francois-designs-mixed-use-gardens-of-anfa-for-casablanca Clipboard Save this picture!© Maison Edouard FrançoisWritten by Karissa Rosenfield Share “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily Edouard François Designs Mixed-Use “Gardens of Anfa” for Casablanca ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/479939/edouard-francois-designs-mixed-use-gardens-of-anfa-for-casablanca Clipboard Edouard François Designs Mixed-Use “Gardens of Anfa” for CasablancaSave this projectSaveEdouard François Designs Mixed-Use “Gardens of Anfa” for Casablancalast_img read more

London pub pop-up aims to be world’s most ethical

first_img Melanie May | 25 June 2019 | News  309 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 An ethical pub has just launched in London’s Shoreditch that aims to ensure that everything you can buy and use there has a positive environmental and social impact. Launched by The Better World Group, The Green Vic only uses ethical suppliers, mainly nonprofits and social enterprises, for everything from the beer it serves, to the cleaning materials used and the food on offer. It is starting as a three-month pop-up on Great Eastern Street with the goal of gaining investment to open a permanent site early next year.The bar stocks drinks that support over 40 individual non-profit charities with the menus listing key information on each organisation and their work. Examples include Brewgooder, which donates its profits to clean water projects in Africa via The One Foundation, and Ginerosity, which supports disadvantaged young adults worldwide. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19  308 total views,  2 views today London pub pop-up aims to be world’s most ethicalcenter_img The Green Vic is open seven days a week from midday until midnight, and will also host charity events throughout the week. Every Tuesday, for example, a local charity will have the opportunity to hold free fundraising activities at the pub and to put a special cocktail on the menu for the week that will see a pound from each one sold donated back to it. Every Saturday the pub will also hold a ‘Better World Brunch’ where five pounds from every ticket sale will go to charity. The Green Vic is also aiming to be an ethical employer with 1 in 4 staff from a vulnerable or disadvantaged background. It has partnered with Unity Kitchen, a social enterprise that trains people with disabilities to get a career in the food and beverage industry, and Change Please, a social enterprise that trains and supports homeless people to become competition level baristas. Once people have passed their training, The Green Vic will employ them to give them work experience to help with their future employment. Founder Randy Rampersad (pictured) said: “I wanted to create a business that made the world a better place, where people can contribute to charity without changing their normal daily routine, has the capability to expand across the UK and combined my passion for partying so a social enterprise pub was the natural fit. One of the drinks brands I work with, ‘Toast Ale’ has a famous quote that sums up my vision perfectly; ‘if you want to change the world, you have to throw a better party than the ones destroying it’, that’s exactly what I am trying to do – make a difference and have fun at the same time.” Advertisement Tagged with: ethics Fundraising ideas social enterprise The food is also important, with The Green Vic partnering with vegan chefs ​The Green Gril​l​. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

U.S. heightens pressure on Venezuelans even after coup flops

first_imgMay 6 — The attempted coup in Caracas on April 30 made it obvious that anti-imperialists in the United States must steel themselves for a protracted struggle against the U.S. ruling class and its aggressive designs on Venezuela.President Nicolás Maduro in midst of troops of the FANB on May 4 at El Pao, Cojedes.The right-wing opposition inside Venezuela and its spokespeople — Juan Guaidó and Leopoldo López — have shown themselves to be unable to overturn the Venezuelan government. The people of Venezuela, the government of President Nicolás Maduro and the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) defeated each of the three coup attempts this year. The remaining alternative is direct U.S. military intervention.Speaking on ABC television’s “This Week” on May 5, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the administration is making contingency plans for military intervention in Venezuela. He added that he didn’t believe it was necessary to go first to Congress for approval. In an interview with the Washington Post published May 5, Guaidó said that if offered a U.S. military intervention by John Bolton, he would discuss this offer in the National Assembly. He thus admitted that the only way he could seize the government is with the help of U.S. planes, tanks and troops. This means that anti-imperialists in the United States have an increased responsibility to prevent a U.S. military attack at the same time that they oppose economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure. This is a severe challenge, especially because the U.S. ruling class, its representatives in both major capitalist parties and the corporate media are all lined up against the Venezuelan people.FAIR exposes unanimous attack on MaduroFirst this movement must battle media lies. Both pro- and anti-Trump sectors of the corporate media are spewing the most vicious and unsubstantiated lies and slanders in order to vilify elected Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his supporters. Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), an organization monitoring coverage of the corporate media, examined 76 articles, opinion videos and TV commentator segments that discussed Venezuela, which appeared in the  New York Times and Washington Post between Jan. 15 and April 15. FAIR found zero opinion pieces that were pro-Maduro/Chavista or even took a position opposing regime change. “Fifty-four (72 percent) expressed explicit support for the Maduro administration’s ouster.” (FAIR, April 30) In addition, “Not a single commentator on the big three Sunday morning talk shows or PBS NewsHour came out against President Nicolás Maduro stepping down from the Venezuelan government.”Another example was CNN anchor Jake Tapper tweet on May 1: “Maduro government mows down citizens in the streets.” The photo attached to Tapper’s tweet showed Guaidó’s own troops firing guns, so Tapper had to take back that lie.As for the pro-Trump media, Fox News published the May 1 headline, “Russia put nuclear weapons in Venezuela” — a complete invention. Ruling-class agreementThe media unanimity indicates that the U.S. ruling class and its strategists see aggression against the Chavistas as essential to its imperialist interests. They defend it despite their lack of confidence in the mediocre gang of war criminals Trump has recruited to his White House to head U.S. intervention. The media gave similar support to George W. Bush’s criminal invasion of Iraq in 2002-03 — only to walk it back over the years when Iraqi resistance made that invasion costly. Not only the anti-Trump media but also Democratic politicians support U.S. aggression against Venezuela. Among leading establishment Democrats, Joe Biden, now running for president, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have both attacked the Venezuelan government. These attacks align the leading Democrats with the most reactionary elements of Trump’s Republican White House. Not only Republicans but establishment Democrats call Maduro “repressive” for countering the coup attempts. No one in the anti-war movement should fall for these lies. Consider that the French president has put more Yellow-Vested people in the hospital in one weekend for demonstrating in his country than President Maduro and the Chavistas have injured while opposing three U.S.-backed attempted coups. The Venezuela crisis exposes the obstacles for progressive politicians to work within the Democratic Party. When the National Review asked on May 3 for her position on the attempted coup in Venezuela, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave no comment but “deferred to the Democratic caucus.” The implication is that, in order to work with the party on domestic programs like “The Green New Deal” and “Medicare for All,” progressive politicians must concede to the pro-imperialist policies of Democratic Party leaders.Inside VenezuelaThe Bolton-Abrams-Pompeo-Rubio gang and their Venezuelan puppets flopped this week for the third time in an attempted overthrow of the elected Bolivarian government. It took only 12 hours on April 30 for right-wing conspirator Leopoldo Eduardo López to go from co-announcing a coup in support of presidential pretender Guaidó to seeking somewhere to hide, first in the Chilean and then the Spanish Embassy in Caracas.On May Day, while Guaidó managed to get some backers from the wealthier Caracas neighborhoods into the streets, far more Chavistas came out to defend Nicolás Maduro’s government. On May 2, President Maduro met with 4,500 officers on a base in Caracas, calling on them to go into combat to defend their country from the imperialist threat. Two days later he was photographed in the midst of thousands of soldiers at El Pao, Cojedes.Maduro told the FANB troops, “We are involved in a battle against imperialism, traitors and coup-makers, a battle on all fronts, along the entire line, for the defense of our dignity, our honor, the right of our republic to exist along with our national identity. The FANB must show to our people that it is united, cohesive, more and more disciplined, subordinate to constitutional command, more and more obedient to these principles and values. It has to show itself as a national force for peace, democracy, constitutional and Bolivarian rule.” (pagina12.com.ar, May 3)Inside the United StatesMany of the International Workers’ Day, May Day, demonstrations in the U.S. this year raised defense of Venezuelan sovereignty against U.S. imperialism.A center of struggle in defense of Venezuela these days is the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. The Bolivarian government, which had used the embassy, left after breaking relations with the United States earlier this year and turned the office over to U.S. individuals and groups who oppose U.S. intervention. These groups have been occupying the embassy to keep it out of the hands of Guaidó’s forces. On May 1, the people inside were able to keep out Guaidó’s so-called ambassador, Carlos Vecchio, and beat back the coup supporters, just as they were defeated in Venezuela.The next day, pro-rightist and pro-fascist Venezuelans living in the U. S. who support Guaidó launched a sustained attack on the occupiers. Police arrested two people from the Embassy Protection Collective and beat at least one of them. The authorities are preventing food and water from reaching those inside the embassy. The struggle for the embassy continues as of May 6.The threat to Venezuela remains, despite the lack of popular support in Venezuela for the rightists, the continued support of the National Bolivarian Armed Forces for the constitutional government and the reluctance of even the most right-wing U.S. client regimes in South America — in Colombia and Brazil — to risk military interventionAnd so does the responsibility for anti-imperialists in the United States to defend the Bolivarian government from U.S. attack, including death-wielding economic sanctions and mercenary warfare.To take a stand against U.S. economic sanctions on Venezuela, go toiacenter.org/sanctions-kill/.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

How far will the crackdown on dissent go?

first_img Reporters Without Borders is stunned to learn that the opposition news websites Grani.ru, Kasparov.ru and EJ.ru are being blocked. The communications regulatory agency Roskomnadzor announced this evening that they “have been added to the unified register of banned content at the request of the prosecutor general’s office of the Russian Federation.”Well-known opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s blog on LiveJournal is also being blocked.“It is clear from the blocking of these sites a day after the dismissal of Lenta.ru’s editor that we are at a turning point for online freedom of information in Russia,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “We call on Roskomnadzor to explain itself and to reverse this outrageous decision.“This new jump in censorship is unfortunately the predictable consequence of the adoption of a law in late December that allows the prosecutor-general’s office and Roskomnadzor to block any content they regard as ‘extremist’ without referring to a judge. We expressed our alarm at the time about the broad and vague character of this concept, which includes calling for unauthorized demonstrations.”Deloire added: “If the Russian constitution still means anything, the authorities must repeal this provision, which took effect on 1 February and which legalizes the most arbitrary censorship.”The Roskomnadzor communiqué said Grani.ru, Kasparov.ru and EJ.ru “are disseminating calls for participation in unauthorized mass actions.” It provided no other details. In an interview for the Gazeta.ru news site, Grani.ru CEO Yulia Berezovskaya said she had not idea what the offending content was. She also said she had received no prior warning or explanation from Roskomnadzor.According to Roskomnadzor, Alexei Navalny’s blog violated his house arrest order. Navalny is charged with embezzlement and, on 28 February, a court prohibited him from leaving his home or using any means for communication. To get round the ban, Navalny said he had asked his wife and colleagues to update the blog on the basis of the notes he gave them.Internet users in several parts of Russia also said this evening that the Echoes of Moscow independent radio station was blocked. The radio station’s editor-in-chief, Alexei Venediktov, said on Twitter that the Akado and Biznessviazholding access providers were blocking it. But for the time being it is not on the unified register of banned content and Reporters Without Borders has not been able to obtain any further information.(Image: Screen capture from Roskomnadzor website) RussiaEurope – Central Asia RussiaEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing March 13, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 How far will the crackdown on dissent go? Organisation Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News May 21, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Receive email alerts to go further News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Russialast_img read more

Assessing the needs

first_img “Heart disease, cancers, high blood pressure, strokes and sleep apnea are Alabama’s major health problems and we spent $1.32 billion on obesity related health issues in Alabama during the 1998-2000 period,” Dillard said.“Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Alabama. Alabama ranks second nationally in adult obesity and sixth nationally for ages 10-17. Two-thirds of adults in Alabama are overweight.”Sustainable agricultural and forestry systems ranked second among those who participated in the local survey. “Global food production will fall short of population growth over the next 25 years,” Dillard said. “The current prediction by some scientists is that more food will have to be produced in the next 40 years than has been produced in the past 10,000.”Dillard added that the challenge for the nation’s producers to continue feeding the world and sustaining the environment will be solved in part by technology improvements, unbiased university-based research and training and the adoption of production cultures for a changing environment. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Brandon Dillard, Pike County Extension interim coordinator, presented 14 topic areas that have the potential to impact Extension programs.“Setting priorities involves deciding what is most important to do and which needs will not be addressed or will be addressed with limited effort,” Dillard said. “The number one priority, as expressed by the assessment survey, was health and wellness across the lifespan.”Given the facts, Dillard said it’s understandable that major emphasis would be placed on health and wellness. Skip Assessing the needs Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Print Article You Might Like Variance granted to proposed complex Another four-story apartment complex is on the way, this time to South Brundidge Street. The Troy Board of Adjustments approved… read more Pike County hosted the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s “Grassroots Needs Assessment” meeting at Cattleman Park Wednesday.Grassroots Needs Assessment meetings will be held in all 67 counties to determine the most important areas for Extension System programs and events for the next five years.The Pike County event attracted Extension System staff members, volunteers and users who also participated in a follow-up survey that will be used as a guide for planning local programs and events. Published 10:21 pm Thursday, August 19, 2010 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Groundwater from eight major aquifer systems supplies about half of the drinking water for the state.“Even with our abundant water resources and rainfall, Alabama has droughts about every 12 years, which may last from one to seven years,” Dillard said. “Droughts, population growth, climate change, aquifer depletion and competition for water underscore the need for wise planning for the future well-being of our state.”The quality of the water supply is threatened by the same factors.Alabama faces a double threat of its safe and secure food supply from food borne illness and limited access to healthy food.Dillard said Alabama ranks 39th in the nation in food insecurity, which is a term referring to the lack of money and other resources that prevent access to adequate food.The survey indicated that there is local concern about the future of small farms in Pike County. “About 92 percent of farms in Alabama are classified as small,” Dillard said. “The average age of the Alabama farmer is 55.4 years and there are three times as many farmers over the age of 65 as there are under the age of 35. Educational development and mentoring will be essential to help new small farmers develop and remain viable.”Educational programs that focus on new technological advancement, farm resources and management skills are needed to keep small farms functioning. Education will help new farmers remain viable.last_img read more