Nation Media Group ( 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgNation Media Group ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Nation Media Group ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group (  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileNation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with interests in print, broadcasting and digital media. Nation Media Group operates in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Multi-media platforms include newspaper and magazine publications, radio and television broadcasting, and digital marketing publications. Nation Media Group generates and distributes content created to inform, educate and entertain consumers to a multi-cultural audience across East and Central Africa. The media house was founded in 1960 in a turbulent political era by His Highness the Aga Khan and became a voice for African people. Nation Media Group is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Here’s how I’m looking for cheap shares in the stock market crash

first_img With the stock market having fallen by nearly 20% this year, there’s an abundance of cheap shares for investors to buy. But not all of these businesses may be attractive investments in the long run.As such, investors have to be careful looking for cheap shares in the current market.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…Finding cheap sharesAlthough there appear to be numerous opportunities to benefit from the recent stock market crash, investors need to be careful. Buying shares just because they look cheap can be an easy way to lose money. Sometimes, stocks are cheap because they deserve to be.With that being the case, I’ve adopted a cautious approach to picking cheap shares.It’s impossible to tell what’s in store for the stock market and economy in the short run. However, over the long term, history suggests an economic recession is unlikely to last forever.What’s more, the economy has successfully moved from recession to an extended period of positive economic growth following every previous downturn.Shares to avoid Unfortunately, not every business will survive long enough to see the economic recovery. Companies with a lot of debt usually struggle the most in periods of economic uncertainty. So, it seems sensible to stay away from any companies with high levels of borrowing — even if their cheap shares look too good to pass up. Businesses that produce commodities also seem at risk. Oil corporations are particularly vulnerable as they tend to have high fixed costs. Of course, not every company with a lot of debt will fail. And some commodity businesses may be able to survive the economic uncertainty.But determining which of these cheap shares will succeed and which will fail, is quite tricky. On the other hand, defensive areas of the market appear to offer buying opportunities for long-term investors.I’m looking at these parts of the market for cheap shares. Market leaders in specific industries will likely have the means to navigate the economic challenges ahead.Companies that supply vital products for consumers and sectors, such as healthcare, should also be able to weather the storm. These organisations will face challenges over the next few weeks and months. However, their market positions should allow them to come out on top.At the same time, FTSE 100 shares with wide economic moats have higher chances of survival. They may even be able to extend their market share to strengthen their long-run potential if smaller peers collapse.Utility companies also appear to offer value after recent declines. They look like cheap shares after recent declines. In many cases, the shares are trading at levels not been since the last global recession. That means many stocks now look to offer excellent value for money.Attractive investmentSome companies might not survive the next 12 months, but others could come out stronger on the other side. While they may suffer further turbulence in the short term, these cheap shares could provide an attractive investment in the long run. Image source: Getty Images. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Here’s how I’m looking for cheap shares in the stock market crash “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! 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 Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 19th April, 2020 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Children affected by opioid epidemic invited to supportive summer camp…

first_img Children Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Pittsburgh, PA Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Episcopal News Service] The opioid epidemic in the United States continues to affect millions of Americans, with tens of thousands every year dying from overdoses, and some of the most vulnerable to the epidemic’s effects are the users’ children and other young family members.The Episcopal Church’s Province III, which includes many of the communities hit hardest by the rise in opioid addiction in recent years, is partnering with the Diocese of Maryland’s Claggett Center and the SpiritWorks Foundation to offer a free weeklong summer camp, Camp Spirit Song, in support of children struggling with a parent’s or loved one’s addiction.“Some of the kids think it’s their fault, and if they behave better, mom or dad wouldn’t do that,” said the Rev. Jan Brown, an Episcopal deacon and founder of SpiritWorks, a Virginia-based addiction recovery support organization. One message of Camp Spirit Song will be that it’s not their fault, Brown told Episcopal News Service.“The hope with this is they will feel safe, and … they’ll know that there are other people going through this too,” she said.The camp is open to children in grades 4 to 8, and space still is available for new registrations. Held at the Claggett Center in Buckeystown, Maryland, it will follow a curriculum for children of addicted parents that was developed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Anyone interested in info on registering a child for Camp Spirit Song should visit the center’s website or email [email protected]“Camp Spirit Song creates a setting in which children can participate in meaningful, compassionate group sessions which honor their experiences and inherent worth, while enjoying all the opportunities that summer camp provides for kids to be kids,” said Rita Yoe, the Claggett Center’s programs coordinator, in a news release.The idea for the camp grew out of conversations between Claggett Center officials and members of the Province III Opioid Response Task Force. Province III encompasses 13 dioceses in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, and it has been active in developing educational and outreach programs in response to the opioid crisis, including a recent pilgrimage to Huntington, West Virginia, to witness that community’s progress.Dina van Klaveren, co-chair of the Province III task force, previously served as director of the Claggett Center’s summer camps through 2014, and she also had gotten to know Brown, who serves on the task force and is a deacon at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church in Williamsburg, Virginia.“She has mentioned and described a need since we began this task force to bring back a camp for families torn apart by addiction,” van Klaveren said.SpiritWorks Foundation offered its own camp for children affected by addiction several years ago at Airfield Conference Center, near Wakefield, Virginia. Photo: SpiritWorks FoundationSpiritWorks, which Brown started in 2005, offered such a camp years ago but was not able to keep it going. Then last year, van Klaveren learned that the Claggett Center would have an open week in its summer camp schedule for 2019, and she and Brown began talking with center officials about offering a curriculum for children affected by addiction.Their goal was to identify 15 to 40 campers to participate, with outside donations covering the cost of the camp for families. Registration so far has been slow, but van Klaveren and Brown hope in the coming weeks to find additional children from across the province’s dioceses who would benefit from the program. It will include a strong spiritual component, though participants need not be Episcopalians.The camp is for “anyone who’s really had their world turned upside down by heroin and opioid use,” van Klaveren explained. And it offers “a place of healing and safety, a place without any discrimination and stigma for the family and the child.”The trauma associated with a family member’s opioid use can have a profound negative effect on children. Prenatal opioid exposure and the upheaval of foster care sometimes play roles, but parental opioid use itself is considered a traumatic event for children, according to a report by the National Academy of State Health Policy.“Children affected by parental substance use are at higher risk of behavioral and psychosocial problems,” the report says. Such trauma also is “strongly associated with a wide range of negative consequences for health and well-being later in life, such as chronic health conditions, risky behaviors, lower academic achievement, and early death.”The report, geared toward influencing state policies on the opioid epidemic, recommends developing a “whole family” approach. Such an approach is affirmed by the curriculum to be used by Camp Spirit Song.“The entire family can be strengthened, their stress levels reduced, their resilience enhanced, when services are provided to these children,” a forward to the curriculum says.Brown brings personal experience to this work. She is 32 years into her own long-term recovery from addiction, including to prescription painkillers. In recent decades, she has lamented the rise nationwide in opioid and painkiller addiction and the toll it takes on families. Its effects are distinct from other types of addictions, such as alcoholism, she said.“The intensity is one piece that’s changed,” as is the potential danger, Brown said. “People are leaving pills hanging around, and young people are finding them.” She noted some describe the epidemic as “a disease of despair, and these young people are growing up in households where there is no hope.”She sees Camp Spirit Song, then, as a “wonderful opportunity” to show that faith communities can make a positive difference in these children’s lives.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Children affected by opioid epidemic invited to supportive summer camp in Diocese of Maryland Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By David PaulsenPosted Jul 16, 2019 Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

Impact Church makes a difference at Fall Festival

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! TAGSBishop Kelvin CobarisFall FestivalImpact ChurchMADPastor Hezekiah Bradford Previous articleSTEM programs turning classrooms blueNext articleMinisterial Alliances plan Gospel Music Festival Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here South Apopka Ministerial Alliance partners in alternative to trick-or-treatingA large energetic crowd of super heroes, zombies and princesses mingled with parents, law enforcement officers, community leaders and pastors on Halloween evening at the MAD Movement Fall Festival held at Wheatley Park in South Apopka. Impact Church partnered with The South Apopka Ministerial Alliance to put on the event that was billed as an alternative to children trick-or-treating by themselves on a potentially dangerous night. The children enjoyed a petting farm, rode a pony, rode on trains, shot baskets, played in a bounce house, got their faces painted and showed-off their costumes. There was also free food, drinks, music and participation from the Apopka Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.And it was all to provide a safe place for the children of Apopka.But Kelvin Cobaris, the Lead Pastor at Impact Church, took it a step further than just a safe place. The MAD movement stands for “Make A Difference” and according to Cobaris, that’s exactly what they did.“This is an example of making a difference in our community,” he said. “We can talk about the violence, we can talk about the issues, we can talk about the problems, but all we’re doing then is talking. Some people asked me why are you having a festival on Halloween as a church? And the answer is I’d much rather our young people be in a park in a secure environment than on the streets trick-or-treating when this is one of the highest crime nights of the year. I would urge all churches to get out of your four walls and into your community.”According to Cobaris, sponsors of the event included The Impact Church, Apopka Mayor Joe Kilshiemer, Apopka City Commissioner Kyle Becker, Sheriff Jerry Demings and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Michael McKinley and the Apopka Police Department, Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh, Orange County Clerk of the Court Tiffany Moore-Russell, Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph, Chief Val Demings, the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance, Rod Love, Evelyn Jewett, Eric Dubois, Eric Jackson, and a host of volunteers and other donors. Love, the former Chairman of the Apopka Community Task Force Against Violence, was eager to be a sponsor of the event.“This is about community,” he said. “This is about protecting our youth. I’m proud to sponsor this event.”Hezekiah Bradford, President of The South Apopka Ministerial Alliance, echoed Cobaris’ thoughts.“All of this represents what we can do together. The Festival is a safe space for the kids in a safe environment accompanied by adults. Instead of going door-to-door with kids walking where it’s not safe, we just want to make it more of a safe space opportunity. We want to work with the community.” Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Zebre upset Ospreys with dramatic last gasp try in PRO12 clash

first_imgFriday May 2, 2014 Zebre upset Ospreys with dramatic last gasp try in PRO12 clash Italian team Zebre beat Welsh side Ospreys with a dramatic finale to their RaboDirect PRO12 match last night. Guglielmo Palazzani’s late try helped them claim a famous 30-27 victory at home. The win is their second in succession for the first time this season, following their defeat of Edinburgh.The last gasp try helped Zebre to move above Treviso on the Pro 12 standings, and give the loyal home support something to cheer about after having trailed 27-16 at one point in the match.Tries were scored for Zebre by Giovanbattista Venditti, Brendan Leonard and Palazzani.You can view highlights above, and a longer look at the final try over on page twoA longer look at the dramatic finish to the Zebre vs Ospreys PRO12 gameADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

France put in businesslike performance to beat Italy at Twickenham

first_imgTuesday Sep 22, 2015 France put in businesslike performance to beat Italy at Twickenham France withheld the challenge of Italy to claim a 32-10 victory at Twickenham, but it came with a cost as winger Yoann Huget has since been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with injury. Frederic Michalak kicked 2 conversions and five penalties, as well as set up one of the tries.Full highlights above with coverage from every game in our RWC SectionADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Yellow Door House / NiHu Arquitectos

first_img Yellow Door House / NiHu Arquitectos CopyHouses•Playa Guiones, Costa Rica ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: NiHu Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Costa Rica Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Daikin, H.T.Betontransportes, Kurú WoodCity:Playa GuionesCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. This project was designed as a beach house for tourists to rest and surf, it is a place that tries to blend the restrictions of a built space with the freedom of the outdoor activities they are experiencing.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerIt is located in Guiones, Guanacaste, within a development that used to be a rice plantation. The surrounding geography is very flat and distant, this allows for those exterior landscaping and views to be framed and pulled into the interior spaces as works of art.Save this picture!Exploded AxonometricExterior and interior blend in perfectly. As a result of the location of the house it is divided into two blocks that offset from one another, this allows for different areas to be framed. This offset also helps separate private from social spaces.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerSave this picture!Architectonic ProgramSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerThis structure is not only well adapted to its location but also keeps in mind the user, for which it creates a third space between the blocks geared towards the related activities that a surfer would require.  Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerThe result is a patio that runs thru the house allowing for spaces that are easily accessible for the guests. These journeys will provide the guests with experiences and will transform into new ways to utilize the spaces.  Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerThe lobby is an articulation of the house where the user is the protagonist of the project.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerAs a result there are storage racks for surf boards in the living room, storage tables for equipment in the bar area  and therefore the user is not limited to being outside for those activities. Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!Cross SectionA seamless transition is created between exterior and interior spaces.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerThe design of this house was thought of thoroughly, from the exterior shell to the window system mechanisms, trying to be as honest as possible about the materials utilized.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerThe main structure of the house is very straight forward in the sense that prefab concrete was used and this allows for the structure to be easily read and understood.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerThe windows where built in place by an artisan and this allowed us to personalize window mechanisms as well as flow of light and air at different locations and scales.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerThe fixed pieces of furniture where designed to flow and follow the same design philosophies of the entire structure of the house.  Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerAs an example exposed concrete slabs supported on metal beams are the bathroom countertops.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Submissions: 2018 AIA National Photography CompetitionOpportunitiesWorld’s Largest Air Purifier Completes Successful Trial Run in Xi’an, ChinaArchitecture News Share Area:  416 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY”center_img Save this picture!© Andres Garcia Lachner+ 35Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Year:  2016 Yellow Door House / NiHu ArquitectosSave this projectSaveYellow Door House / NiHu Arquitectos Photographs:  Andres Garcia Lachner Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses “COPY” Projects CopyAbout this officeNiHu ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPlaya GuionesCosta RicaPublished on January 16, 2018Cite: “Yellow Door House / NiHu Arquitectos” [Casa Yellow Door / NiHu Arquitectos] 16 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?现代草原住宅,黄色门通向极限运动世界 / NiHu Arquitectos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! 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Marissa Alexander released on bail, granted new trial

first_imgMarissa Alexander, the 34-year-old African-American woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for defending herself against her abusive former spouse, was released on $200,000 bail on Nov. 27.  She will remain under house arrest and electronic monitoring in her Jacksonville, Fla., home until her retrial, which is tentatively set for this coming March 31.Alexander’s case received national and international attention following her 2011 trial and conviction for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  Alexander refused to take a plea bargain from the Florida State Attorney’s office, hoping that she would be exonerated on all charges based on the controversial “stand your ground” state law. On paper, this law says that anyone who feels threatened with violence has the right to defend herself or himself without reprisal. In reality, this law has been used as a legal weapon against people of color, and especially women like Alexander who have been systematically tormented by domestic violence and abuse.On Aug. 3, 2010, Alexander fired a single shot into a wall in self-defense to warn off her estranged spouse, Rico Gray, during a dispute at which two of their children were present. Gray violated a court injunction granted to Alexander after a brutal attack she had received from him during her third pregnancy. A week before the gun incident, she had given birth to a premature baby. Alexander used a gun that was legally registered in her name. No one was injured.During her trial in August 2011, Alexander’s legal team introduced the stand your ground law as her defense. However, the trial judge denied Alexander immunity from prosecution under this law, saying that her decision to go back into the house armed with the gun was in contradiction to how someone who felt fearful for her life should supposedly behave.The prosecution was led by Florida state attorney Angela Corey, who was also part of the prosecution team in the trial of Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, who was acquitted this past summer. Corey publicly stated that she was against Alexander being granted bail or a new trial.On Sept. 26, a Florida court of appeals reversed Alexander’s conviction, stating in its ruling that the jury received instructions that erroneously shifted the burden of proof for self-defense onto Alexander.That Alexander is out on bail and has been granted a new trial are important concessions wrested from the racist judicial system because of the mass campaigns of demonstrations, petitions and other forms of grassroots pressure on Alexander’s behalf.Alexander has become an important public face for millions of women of color who are victimized by institutionalized racism and sexism. She should not have spent one day in jail, much less the more than three years she has painfully spent in prison, away from her children. Being restricted to house arrest for Alexander means being in minimum security instead of maximum.Activists are urged to step up their efforts to support Alexander both during the March 31 retrial in the courtroom and in the streets, until Alexander is finally released from this nightmare. An injury to one is an injury to all!   For updates, go to and thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

1,300 jailed for fines non-payment

first_imgNewsLocal News1,300 jailed for fines non-paymentBy admin – May 10, 2012 698 MORE than 1,300 people – many cash-strapped – were sent to Limerick Prison last year for failure to pay fines imposed for road traffic offences and non-payment of the TV licence fee. It has emerged that a growing number are contacting a local debt support organisation in fear their children will be put into care when a prison sentence is the only option open to them.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Figures obtained by the Limerick Post show that 895 men and 448 women were sent to jail in 2011 for non-payment of fines imposed by the court,  mostly for offences such as speeding and road tax. And this figure may be even higher, as the Prison Service has yet to finalise information for 2011. A custodial sentence ranging from five days to a month, can be applied by court judges to those who default in payment of a fine. Prison Service sources confirmed that defaulters are usually processed and sent home the same day, but some do spend a night in custody.One Limerick man spent a day in a holding cell with six others who had defaulted on fines.The man – whose business collapsed in the recession  – said he simply didn’t have the €600 to pay a fine. The holding cell, he added, smelled of urine.“Of the seven of us, five were of unblemished character, without a single criminal conviction. And all were in custody because of the recession; we couldn’t pay court fines. Six were in for minor traffic offences”.Said Seamus Sherlock, founder of Life After Debt, the Limerick Organisation for people in financial trouble.“I have calls from people terrified about the prospect of prison. I try to tell them that it will more than likely be for a few hours, but all they can see is the word ‘prison,’ WhatsApp Previous article“I want to be the best in the World” Keith EarlsNext articleVaradkar gives ‘wings’ to Shannon Airport admin Facebook Twitter Linkedin Print “I had one from a woman who was petrified. She saw herself in jail, her children in care and her family home gone. She was frantic with no way of paying the fines, and no matter how I tried to convince her those things wouldn’t happen, she was still terrified”.Mr Sherlock says that something has to be done. “The judges hands are tied but it would be much better if people were to do community service. It would be productive, at least”. Solicitor, John Devane, said that the safest thing is not to keep people in prison unnecessarily for such minor matters because the prison is so run down. Advertisement Emaillast_img read more

Some downtown work under budget

first_img Pinterest Some downtown work under budget City administrators say they expect work on three publicly-owned downtown properties to cost less than expected and hope to recoup some of taxpayers’ investment in the rehabilitation effort when the properties come up for sale.The properties are two Grant Avenue buildings and the Scott Theater. One of the Grant Avenue properties — the former Odessa Home Furniture store at 417 N. Grant Ave. — has already been torn down. The same fate awaits the theater, while the final property, the former Head Start building at 418 N. Grant Ave., is being renovated to ease development for a future buyer.Interim City Manager Michael Marrero said the city will soon issue requests for proposals in hopes of greater interest than a similar effort yielded months ago. Last year, the city requested proposals on city-owned properties including the two Grant Avenue buildings but got no responses.“We’ve kind of thought all along that with the city’s leadership in not only acquiring the properties but also in some cases removing or rehabbing the properties — that would generate more interest for us,” Marrero said.This time, Marrero said several developers have already expressed interest in the Grant Avenue properties, where they may open businesses such as restaurants or bars. Meanwhile, a prospect interested in the theater is no longer considering buying that property.The city’s work on all three buildings may come in under budget, which totaled about $600,000 when the Odessa City Council approved the projects last year, city officials say.Rehabilitating the Head Start building had been projected to cost $150,000, but workers discovered red brick walls and a wood-deck ceiling that the city determined developers would want to keep. Deciding not to build new walls or ceilings helped lower the estimated cost of that ongoing project to about $37,000.The demolition of the Odessa Home Furniture building, between The Rose Building and Jim’s Tall and Big Men’s Shop, cost nearly $7,000 less than expected.The city bought 417 N. Grant Ave., for $85,000 in 2016 from the previous owners who were in bankruptcy. City staff suggested selling the property for about $134,000.The city bought 418 N. Grant Ave., in September for $111,000. The targeted sale price is about $147,000.Plans call for demolition of the Scott Theater at 700 N. Texas Ave., to begin by the end of the month and wrap up in May. That project is estimated to cost $365,000, which city officials hope to recoup with the sale of the property.The theater opened in 1959 and operated until the early 1980s, but it fell into major disrepair before the city acquired it through tax foreclosure in 2015.The roof collapsed, thousands of birds made the building their home and several feet of standing water pooled near the stage. But because the building is unsound, the city may save tens of thousands of dollars by not being required to abate the building of asbestos to the same degree otherwise required.City officials plan to preserve the theater’s sign.Meanwhile, construction continues on a downtown hotel and convention center supported by a multi-million dollar public investment. That project, which includes a renovation of the Ector Theatre, is expected to open in early 2019.The city owns the dilapidated Scott Theater and estimates it would cost about $365,000 to demolish the building.BY MARK [email protected] Previous articleHooters guard faces pre-trialNext articleMan charged with assaulting ex-wife, sister admin Twitter Local NewsGovernment Facebook Pinterest Facebook By admin – March 16, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more