Eterna Plc (ETERNA.ng) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgEterna Plc (ETERNA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Eterna Plc (ETERNA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Eterna Plc (ETERNA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Eterna Plc (ETERNA.ng)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEterna Plc manufactures and sells a range of lubricants and petroleum products aswell as supplies imported fuels for the retail, industrial, agricultural, automotive, marine and energy sectors in Nigeria. The Trading division bulk imports and sells premium motor fuels and automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene, base oils, bitumen. low pour fuel oil and crude oil. The company has a technical trading relationship with Castrol BP, leaders in global lubricant technology and specialty chemicals. Through a distributorship agreement, Eterna Plc has exclusive rights to import and market Castrol products in Nigeria and the ECOWAS sub-region. The company has a lubes blending plant with a state-of-the-art laboratory that produces Castrol products as well as a coastal tank farm in Lagos with a capacity of 34 million litres; an aviation depot at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja; a coastal storage facility in Ikot Abasi and Akwa Ibon state and filling stations located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The business was established in 1991 as Eterna Oil & Gas Limited and re-registered as a public limited company in 1997. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Eterna Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget Bitcoin! I’d buy these 5 UK shares in 2021 to double my money

first_img See all posts by Peter Stephens Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens | Thursday, 10th December, 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The Bitcoin price rise over recent months may have made the virtual currency seem like a more attractive option than buying UK shares to some investors. After all, it has outperformed most FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 stocks due to its 170% surge since the start of the year.However, the outlook for Bitcoin continues to be very risky. While stocks also face challenges, their track record suggests they offer less risk than the virtual currency, as well as long-term growth potential.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…As such, these five shares could be worth buying in 2021. Over time, they could double an investor’s initial outlay.Recovery potential relative to other UK sharesWhile UK shares such as Rolls-Royce and Glencore have made strong gains in recent weeks, they continue to trade considerably below their five-years highs. As such, there may be scope for share price recoveries as the world economic outlook improves.Glencore’s recent updates have shown it’s adapting its business model to a global green recovery by pivoting to low-carbon assets. This could create a more sustainable business with stronger profit growth in the long run. Its diverse range of assets and the diversification brought by its marketing business may mean it has a relatively strong market position.Meanwhile, Rolls-Royce could outperform other UK shares in the coming years. Air travel is likely to gradually return to pre-coronavirus levels. Meanwhile, a forecast rise in global defence spending could create opportunities for the business. Its plans to reduce costs and improve liquidity could help it to overcome short-term risks. Not to mention from a likely long-term stock market recovery too.Solid market positions to outperform BitcoinOther UK shares that could outperform Bitcoin in the long run include Morrisons, Unilever and AstraZeneca. The three companies have strong market positions that may enable them to grow profitability at a relatively fast pace. For example, Unilever has a loyal customer base, AstraZeneca has a solid pipeline and Morrisons is expanding its digital presence.They also have solid financial positions that reduce their short-term risks. Meanwhile, their plans to invest in established growth areas could lead to rising profitability in the long run.A diverse portfolio of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 stocks is likely to have less risk than Bitcoin. The virtual currency faces threats such as limited infrastructure and regulatory challenges that could cause investor sentiment to weaken.Meanwhile, the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have produced annualised total returns of around 8% in the past 20 years. A similar rate of growth from UK shares would lead to a doubling of an initial investment over a period of nine years.The likes of Glencore and Rolls-Royce are still trading at low prices, and Unilever, AstraZeneca and Morrisons have clear competitive advantages. So I think an investor could outperform the market and double their money over a short timeframe in the coming years.center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Forget Bitcoin! I’d buy these 5 UK shares in 2021 to double my money Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Peter Stephens owns shares of AstraZeneca, Morrisons, Rolls-Royce, and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. 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.last_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgCostly slips Zebre wing Kayle van Zyl cost his team a try when he failed to tidy up a kick up the right flank by Sam Davies and let Justin Tipuric pounce on it for the easiest of scores for the Ospreys. The Italian side were 15-7 down at the time, so that was extended to 22-7, which left them with a mountain to climb.Ospreys prop Dimitri Arhip would have sympathised with van Zyl by the end of the match, as he knocked the ball on when he was tackled as he was crashing over the try-line. Luckily his mistake wasn’t costly, as the Ospreys were 25-15 up by then and went on to win 39-22. Dream victories and nightmarish errors punctuated this weekend’s rugby in the Aviva Premiership, Guinness Pro12 and HSBC World Sevens Series. TAGS: DragonsHighlight The SaintsAmerican dreamNot so long ago, the idea of USA Sevens beating New Zealand in an HSBC World Series tournament would have seemed laughable, but at the Dubai Sevens this weekend they did it for the first time, then repeated the feat a day later.In their pool match the USA – coached by former England coach Mike Friday – edged home 14-12 thanks to a late try from Perry Baker converted by Madison Hughes.New Zealand faced the Eagles again in the third-fourth play-off in the Cup competition and this time the USA romped home 31-12 with two tries from Will Holder and one each from Baker, Folau Niua and Kevin Swiryn.The USA finished sixth in last season’s HSBC Sevens World Series but gave a hint of better things to come as they won their first Cup in London on the last weekend of the series. They have now made a flying start to this season’s competition and will look to build on that in Cape Town next weekend. Super sub Steve Shingler kicked the winning points for the Scarlets as they went to the top of the Guinness Pro12 table, thanks to a 22-20 win in Treviso.With four minutes to go, the Welsh side were losing 20-19 when they were awarded a penalty just inside the ten-metre line and wide on the left. It was Shingler’s first place-kick of the match as he had come on as a replacement, but he calmly lined it up and hit the target to claim the crucial four points for his side.Kicking king: JJ Hanrahan hit the target to secure the win over Bath. (Photo: Getty Images)JJ Hanranhan also rose to the occasion at the vital time when he kicked a 40-metre penalty with eight minutes to go, to take Northampton Saints to a 13-11 win over Bath at the Recreation Ground. The chance was set up by his pack, who won a scrum against the head, and Hanrahan rewarded their efforts in the best way possible. Forward marchWasps and Exeter Chiefs treated us all to a hum-dinger of a match in the Aviva Premiership at the Ricoh Arena, with the Chiefs eventually triumphing 41-27. Thomas Waldrom scored a hat-trick of tries but would not claim all the credit for his three scores as they all owed a great deal to the power and technical excellence of the Exeter pack. Every time the Chiefs had a close-range lineout, they set up such a perfect driving maul that Wasps could do nothing to stop them. Waldrom touched down three times, but former England lock Ben Kay gave his Man of the Match award to Mitch Lees for his outstanding performance in the Chiefs’ pack. Nice one, NicOpenside flanker Nic Cudd played a major part in Newport Gwent Dragons’ 22-6 win over Munster in the Guinness Pro12 when, with Munster piling on the pressure and the scoreboard reading 3-3, he made a fantastic try-saving tackle on Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino.Munster had just had a possible try by Simon Zebo disallowed when the Argentine full-back sprinted for the line, choosing not to pass outside to Zebo because Amorosino himself looked odds-on to score. However, Cudd raced back with the best never-say-die attitude, tackled the Munster No 15 short of the line and held him up as they both slid into the in-goal area, finally forcing him to spill the ball.You’re Nicked: Amorosino is brilliantly held up by Nic Cudd. (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)Dragons’ fly-half Dorian Jones was named Man of the Match after he kicked 14 points, including a superb 40-metre drop-goal when the scores were tied at 6-6, and Rynard Landman also deserves praise for a superbly taken try, reaching over his head to touch down when he ended up on his back in the in-goal area.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Flying Scotsman Tim Visser ran in a hat-trick in Harlequins’ 38-7 win over London Irish in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday. He took a crash-ball for the first, cut a good line through the defence for the second and strode over wide on the left for the third, after having another effort disallowed because Alex Lewington just took his feet into touch before he grounded the ball.That’s five tries in four Premiership appearances for the Scotland wing now, plus one in Europe – not a bad start to Visser’s time at the Twickenham Stoop.Running man: Justin Tipuric scored two tries in a barnstorming performance. (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)A trio of back row forwards grabbed two tries apiece and helped their teams to welcome wins over the weekend. Justin Tipuric ran in two tries for the Ospreys in their 39-22 win at Zebre, set up a couple more, and was duly named Man of the Match award. No 8 Morgan Allen scored a brace of tries for the Scarlets to help them to a win in Treviso, in his first competitive match after signing from the Ospreys. And in the Premiership Sione Kalamafoni crossed the line twice for Gloucester as they beat Sale Sharks 23-19.Reach out: Sione Kalamafoni touches down in the corner for Gloucester v Sale. (Photo: Getty Images)Double century Connacht captain John Muldoon made history on Friday evening when he became the first player from any team to make 200 Pro12 appearances. Sadly for the blindside flanker, his team did not reward him with a win as they lost 20-16 at Cardiff Blues.Northampton Saints prop Alex Waller reached a significant landmark of his own, as when he came on as a replacement in the 13-11 win over Bath at the Recreation Ground, he became the first player to feature in 100 consecutive Premiership matches. The SinnersWasted chancesTwo Connacht replacements wasted two try-scoring chances during their 20-16 defeat at Cardiff Blues on Friday. First Sean O’Brien spilled a pass from Rory Parata inside the Blues’ 22 after a fantastic 50-metre break from Bundee Aki had sliced open the Welsh defence.Then, Conan O’Donnell knocked on over the line as the Irish side tried to bundle the ball over for a match-winning try in the last five minutes, which meant Connacht had to be content with a losing bonus point and the Scarlets overtook them to take top spot in the Pro12 table.To no avail: Bundee Aki’s outstanding break didn’t result in a try. (Photo: Inpho) Flying Eagle: Will Holder scores for the USA v New Zealand. (Photo: Getty Images) Yellow fever Donncha O’Callaghan was sent off by Wayne Barnes early in the second half of Worcester’s clash with Leicester Tigers, after committing two yellow-card offences.The Ireland lock was sin-binned in the first half for going off his feet at a ruck on the Warriors’ line, when his side were 17-0 up. While he was away the Tigers scored just one converted try and the score was still 17-7 when O’Callaghan was blamed for collapsing a driving maul close to the line and sent off.He wasn’t the only Warrior to get on the wrong side of Barnes, as replacement prop Gareth Milasinovich was sin-binned when a scrum collapsed on the line and blindside flanker Matt Cox was also shown a yellow card for coming in at the side as the Tigers piled on more pressure. Worcester had to play for too long with 14 or 13 men thanks to their own ill-discipline and the Tigers made them pay the price as they won the match 29-20.last_img read more

GG House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

first_imgPhotographs:  Marcos García Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Eléctrica VariedadesCollaborators:Carlos Miramontes, Jenny Mora, Jenny Camarena, Paola Hernández, Alma Osnaya, Gabriela Chávez, Andrea Zúñiga, Roberto Contreras, Rodrigo Ortega, Daniela Valdez, Diana Reséndiz, Lourdes Rodríguez, Maripily Roel, Isaac Mora, Ma. Fernanda Peña, Sofía Valenzuela, Héctor GuardadoProject Architects:Elías Rizo Suárez y Alejandro Rizo SuárezCity:TapalpaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcos GarcíaText description provided by the architects. The project for GG House emerged from a very particular commission. Our client, a middle-aged bachelor, wanted to build a weekend house in a clearing in a forest, on a property on a mountain. In addition to the topographical conditions, we found that the project involved unusual requirements in terms of privacy, which allowed a more open relationship between the spaces and the environment.Save this picture!© Marcos GarcíaThe house is located on a steep terrain overlooking a plain between mountains and the Colima volcano in the distance, visible above the tops of the oaks. The rugged topography was a determining factor in the layout of the project; it was designed on a series of terraces carved into the hill and linked by a zigzag path.Save this picture!PlanThe property is accessed from the highest point. The vehicles travel along a path that cuts the slope downhill towards a garage that sits on an intermediate terrace and sinks into the hill, framed by a stone portal. The roof of the house, the first facade that confronts the visitor, is seen between trees as an exposed concrete slab covered with gravel, and reveals the broken profile of the building.Save this picture!© Marcos GarcíaFrom the garage arises a staircase made of rectangular stone slabs of variable dimensions, from a carpet of gravel that refers to the roof and seems to suggest that the building is an extrusion of the land itself. At that moment, the front facade of the house is revealed, lined with a lacquered steel plate which will age at whim, like the rest of the materials. Over time, the plate will lose its luster and will oxidize, changing in the same way its surroundings do, and will leave a trail of oxide on the stone that will eventually be confused with red earth, very characteristic of the region.Save this picture!© Marcos GarcíaThe program of the house was designed in a rectangular plan that is inserted into one of the slits in the ground. The resulting volume is a prism sitting with respect on the ground, oriented transversely to the slope of the hill and exposing its longest side towards the view. We decided to make an inflection at about the center of the volume, in the entrance space, to create a break in the roof, to break with the elongated proportions of the building. In plan, the gesture of the break is repeated on the north side to allow a more ample terrace overlooking the Colima volcano.Save this picture!© Marcos GarcíaThe entrance lobby traverses the building and breaks it into two equal blocks. At the end of the west block there is a terrace clad in cumarú, suspended above the ground, and connected to the master bedroom through a window. The rest of the program includes two guest bedrooms, each one with its own bathroom, a guest bathroom and laundry area. The block east of the entrance houses the living room, dining room and kitchen; all in one large space that is connected via retractable window panels, a roof terrace that reflects the exterior at the other end and appears to float above the ground.Save this picture!© Marcos GarcíaProject gallerySee allShow lessOPEN’s Competition Entry for New Shenzhen Art Museum and LibraryUnbuilt ProjectAlberto Burri Retrospective in Final Week at New York City’s GuggenheimArchitecture News Share Mexico Photographs GG House / Elías Rizo ArquitectosSave this projectSaveGG House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos GG House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos Year:  Projects Houses Architects: Elías Rizo Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Marcos García+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779677/gg-house-elias-rizo-arquitectos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779677/gg-house-elias-rizo-arquitectos Clipboard 2015 CopyAbout this officeElías Rizo ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTapalpaMexicoPublished on January 04, 2016Cite: “GG House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos” [Casa GG / Elías Rizo Arquitectos] 04 Jan 2016. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Tapalpa, Mexico “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

Justice for Mario Romero!

first_imgWW photo: Terri KayVallejo, Calif. — This city has faced a number of killings by police in the last year. The family of Mario Romero, one of the victims, and supporters, came out on Martin Luther King Day to protest the killings. A press release from the Justice for Mario Romero and Joseph Johnson Movement explained: “On Sept. 2, 2012, Mario Romero was approached and gunned down while sitting in his parked car in front of his home by a Vallejo police officer, identified by multiple witnesses as Officer Dustin B. Joseph (age 32). Public and court records indicate a series of multiple complaints that detail a history of unlawful abusive and questionable, to say the least, behavior of Officer Dustin Joseph.”Cyndi Mitchell, Mario’s sister, says, “There’s a lot of questions not being answered. The police chief lied, calling Mario a parolee. Officer Dustin Joseph must be fired and tried.”Since Romero’s death, she says, the family has been “dealing with a lot of intimidation, harassment, been run off roads, had lights shined in our faces, and constant surveillance. What people don’t understand is that Mario never got out of the car. Once they killed him, they cut him out of the seat-belt. He had been shot in the hands, wrist, face, mouth … all indicating he had his hands up.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Apple TV censors “China Uncensored” show

first_img Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Help by sharing this information An accommodating attitude that could spreadRSF condemns Apple’s subservience to the Chinese regime, which could encourage other international content providers to censor themselves in exchange for commercial advantages from the Chinese authorities.The behaviour of Apple, which has its headquarters in Cupertino, California, is all the more incomprehensible because it is one of the world’s most powerful multinationals, one that made more than 46 billion dollars in profit last year alone.When contacted by RSF, Apple declined to comment. “We do not issue statements in response to this kind of information,” a spokesperson said. Censoring content and blocking freedom of information is obviously not the best kind of public relations.China continues to be ranked almost at the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index (176th out of 180 countries), while Taiwan and Hong Kong are ranked 51st and 69th respectively. RSF_en June 7, 2021 Find out more ChinaHong KongTaiwanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Freedom of expressionInternet Receive email alerts Follow the news on Asia – Pacific June 10, 2021 Find out more News China Uncensored, which can also be seen on YouTube, openly sets out to combat Chinese propaganda. It mocks the regime, carries news about dissidents and persecuted minorities and is produced by New York-based New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD.TV), which is affiliated to the Falun Gong, a religious movement that is persecuted in China. UPDATE:Apple TV finally ended its censorship of the show and has approved it in all three territories – Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. RSF welcomes this decision and thanks those media outlets that, by reporting the censorship, help to get it lifted.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Apple’s blocking of the satirical Web TV show China Uncensored not only in Mainland China but also in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Apple’s extension of its blocking to territories not subject to Chinese law is a dangerous example of international corporate submission to the demands of Chinese censorship.The consumer electronics giant seems to have had no hesitation about making generous concessions to China’s authoritarian regime in order to keep itself afloat in the Chinese market. That at least is the impression one gets from its decision last month to make China Uncensored available on the Apple TV app everywhere except China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News to go further News June 2, 2021 Find out more Is Apple scared of the Chinese authorities?“We vehemently condemn this unacceptable act of censorship and we are alarmed by the apparent insouciance with which Apple, one of the giants of online programme distribution, seems ready to sacrifice freedom of information for the sake of its market share”, said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s Taipei bureau, which covers Northern Asia.China is Apple’s second biggest market, after the United States and before Europe. But it is a market in which nothing can be taken for granted. Last year, Apple suffered a major fall in its sales and in its share of the Chinese market to its Chinese rivals. Is Apple trying to ingratiate itself with the Chinese authorities in the wake of these setbacks? Apple has already made a habit of withdrawing certain apps from the Apple Store in China on the grounds of complying with local law. But this is new. This time Apple is taking its self-censorship much further, and including territories not subject to Chinese law. News Organisation ChinaHong KongTaiwanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Freedom of expressionInternet April 18, 2017 – Updated on June 6, 2017 Apple TV censors “China Uncensored” show Chris Chappell dans China Uncensored Chinese censorship on the riseContent blocking in response to a formal request from the Chinese government is unfortunately not new. Apple removed the New York Times app from the Apple Store in China last January, but the app remained available in its Hong Kong and Taiwan stores.Chris Chappell, China Uncensored’s host, said: “I totally understand why we’re blocked in Mainland China. We’re clearly disrupting the Communist Party’s harmonious propaganda…but Hong Kong and Taiwan are not supposed to be under Chinese law.”Although China recovered sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997, the territory has Special Administrative Region status which explicitly guarantees freedom of expression. Although China claims sovereignty over Taiwan, it has functioned in practice as a sovereign state known as the Republic of China for half a century.“Taiwan and Hong Kong represent two alternative models of Chinese-culture societies, ones with a well-established tradition of freedom of expression,” Alviani added. “Blocking a Web TV show critical of Mainland Chinese propaganda in these territories is no small matter.”last_img read more

Ten jailed Iranian journalists start the New Year in harsh prison conditions

first_img Reporters Without Borders has expressed its indignation at the prison conditions of 10 Iranian journalists, most of them ill and in a very physically and psychologically weakened state.The international press freedom organisation renews its objections to their often-arbitrary detention and calls for their release.Ali-Reza Ahmadi, journalist with the financial daily Asia was released on bail on 8 January 2004. He had been remanded in custody since 29 July 2003. His family stood bail in the sum of 1 billion rials (about 100,000 euros at the official rate).”It is completely unacceptable for journalists like Siamak Pourzand, who is sick and 74-years old, to still be held in solitary confinement,” said Robert Ménard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders.”The same goes for Ali-Reza Jabari, 60, who is suffering from heart problems and has even received 253 lashes. The journalists’ families are not even allowed to bring warm clothing to the sick prisoners.” Ménard added that Reporters Without Borders remained very concerned by the cases of Taghi Rahmani, Reza Alijani and Hoda Saber, whose legal position was unclear at the least and for whom the legal period of being held in custody had long ago passed. After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts Organisation June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has expressed its indignation at the prison conditions of 10 Iranian journalists, most of them ill and in a very physically and psychologically weakened state.The international press freedom organisation renews its objections to their often-arbitrary detention and calls for their release. Ali-Reza Ahmadi, journalist with the financial daily Asia was released on bail on 8 January 2004. News News IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Irancenter_img January 12, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ten jailed Iranian journalists start the New Year in harsh prison conditions Information about the 10 jailed journalists:- Siamak Pourzand, freelance journalist for several independent newspapers, sentenced to eight years in prison, has been jailed since November 2001. This 74-year-old has been put under heavy psychological pressure and has been tortured during interrogation. In an open letter his wife said, “He is held in solitary confinement in the basement of Evin Jail. According to a diagnosis given on 30 July 2003 at the Imam Khomeini Hospital in Teheran he is suffering from an arthritic neck and worrying disc problems that will require an operation. He is unable to walk and to attend to his daily needs”.- Ali-Reza Jabari, journalist with the monthly Adineh, jailed since 17 March 2003, was sentenced to three years in prison and 253 lashes. At over 60 years old, Ali-Reza Jabari has heart problems. Held in a cell with common-law prisoners, he has been treated even worse since a letter detailing his prison conditions was published on an Internet site. The prison authorities refuse to allow his wife to bring him warm clothing.- Hassan Youssefi Eshkevari, journalist for Iran-e-Farda, sentenced to seven years in prison, has been jailed since 5 August 2000. Diabetic and insulin-dependent and suffering from bleeding from his eyes, he was given a temporary release to seek medical treatment but his doctors say he urgently needs intensive care outside of prison.- Akbar Ganji, journalist with the daily Sobh-e-Emouz, sentenced to six years in prison, has been jailed since 2 April 2000. Suffering from an acute throat disorder, he was allowed a 10-day pass for treatment but doctors believe he needs an urgent operation.- Iraj Jamshidi, editor in chief of the financial daily Asia, held in detention since 6 July 2003, has still not been tried. On the eve of a visit from the UN special rapporteur, Ambeyi Ligabo, he was transferred from his isolation cell to a dormitory. Since then he has been returned to the basement of Evin Jail. He has been allowed only one visit, coinciding with Ligabo’s trip.- Hossein Ghazian, journalist with the daily Norouz, sentenced to four and a half years in prison and jailed since 31 October 2002.- Abbas Abdi, of the daily Salam, sentenced to four and a half years in prison and held since 4 November 2002.- Taghi Rahmani, of Omid-e-Zangan, imprisoned since 14 June 2003, for no official reason, has been held in solitary confinement for nearly two months and has not been allowed to receive any visitors since 6 December. He was reportedly sentenced on appeal, in another case, to 13 years in jail.- Reza Alijani, editor in chief of Iran-e-Farda and laureate of the Reporters Without Borders-Fondation de France press freedom prize, imprisoned since 14 June 2003, for no official reason, held in solitary confinement for nearly two months and not allowed any visitors since 6 December. He was reportedly sentenced on appeal in another case to six years in prison.- Hoda Saber, managing editor of Iran-e-Farda, also held since 14 June 2003. He was reportedly sentence on appeal in another case to ten years in prison.The Association for the Defence of Prisoners’ Rights, set up at the end of December by the journalist Emadoldin Baghi (given a one-year suspended jail sentence on 4 December) and human rights activist, on 6 December 2003 released a statement in Teheran condemning the situation of Iran’s jailed journalists.A petition signed by more than 1,000 university students and professors was published and addressed to the ‘Iranian people’ on 5 January 2004, calling for the release of Taghi Rahmani, Reza Alijani and Hoda Saber whom it said had been “illegally and unfairly arrested”. News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 to go further March 18, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Newslast_img read more

JPL’s Mars 2020 Rover Goes Coast-to-Coast to Prep for Launch

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment On Feb. 11, 2020, Mars 2020 Assembly, Test and Launch Operations Manager David Gruel watched as members of his team loaded NASA’s next Mars rover onto an Air Force C-17 at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California. The rover was flown to Cape Canaveral, Florida, in preparation for its July launch. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechNASA’s next Mars rover has arrived in Florida to begin final preparations for its launch to the Red Planet this July. Two Air Force C-17 Globemaster cargo planes carrying the Mars 2020 rover as well as the cruise stage, descent stage and Mars Helicopter touched down at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at about 12 noon Wednesday, completing a 2,300-mile (3,700-kilometer) trip that began Tuesday at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory here in Pasadena.“Our rover has left the only home it has ever known,” said John McNamee, Mars 2020 project manager. “The 2020 family here at JPL is a little sad to see it go, but we’re even more proud knowing that the next time our rover takes to the skies, it will be headed to Mars.”Assembly, test and launch operations for Mars 2020 began in January 2018. The first piece of hardware that would become part of the rover arrived on the clean room floor of JPL’s Spacecraft Assembly Facility’s High Bay 1 a few months later.The rover’s aeroshell – its protective covering for the trip to the Red Planet – arrived at Kennedy this past December. Early on Feb. 11, the rover, cruise stage, descent stage and mission support equipment headed in four police-escorted trucks to the U.S. Air Force’s March Air Reserve Base, where they were loaded aboard the two waiting C-17s.Within hours of arriving at the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center, the 11 pallets of Mars 2020 spacecraft will be transported to the same spacecraft processing facility that in 2011 handled NASA’s Curiosity rover, which is currently exploring Mars’ Gale Crater. Later this week, the Mars 2020 assembly, test and launch operations team will begin testing the components to assess their health following the cross-country flight.After months of final assembly and additional testing, Mars 2020 should be enclosed in its aeroshell for the final time in late June. It will be delivered to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 41 to be integrated with the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will hurl it toward Jezero Crater in early July.Mars 2020 will collect and store rock and soil samples in sealed tubes and will search for signs of past microbial life, characterize the planet’s climate and geology, and pave the way for human exploration. Subsequent missions, currently in the planning stages, will return to Jezero Crater, gather the samples collected by Mars 2020 and return them to Earth for the sort of in-depth study that only a full-size lab can provide.JPL is building and will manage operations of the Mars 2020 rover for NASA. NASA’s Launch Services Program, based at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is responsible for launch management.For information on NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, visit https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/ Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 15 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Top of the News center_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Science and Technology JPL’s Mars 2020 Rover Goes Coast-to-Coast to Prep for Launch The agency’s first step in returning rocks from Mars just arrived at Kennedy Space Center. The Mars 2020 team now begins readying for a launch to the Red Planet this July. From NASA/JPL-Caltech Published on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 12:37 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Analysis |Stackers Market Procurement Intelligence Report Forecasts Spend Growth of Over…

first_img Previous articleChiefs trying for first Super Bowl repeat win in 16 yearsNext articleExperian North America Earns Top Marks in Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Twitter Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Facebook Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Analysis |Stackers Market Procurement Intelligence Report Forecasts Spend Growth of Over USD 772.87 Million | SpendEdge Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– The Stackers Market is poised to experience spend growth of more than USD 772.87 million between 2021-2025 at a CAGR of over 4.09%. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Request free sample pages This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005615/en/ SpendEdge has announced the release of its Global Stackers Market Procurement Intelligence Report (Graphic: Business Wire) Read the 120-page research report with TOC and LOE on “Stackers Market – Procurement Intelligence Report, Pricing Outlook in Geographies that include APAC, North America, South America, and MEA, and insights into best practices to optimize procurement spend.” SpendEdge’s reports now include an in-depth complimentary analysis of the COVID-19 impact on procurement and the latest market data to help your company overcome sourcing challenges. Our Stackers Market procurement intelligence report offers actionable procurement intelligence insights, sourcing strategies, and action plans to mitigate risks arising out of the current pandemic situation. The insights offered by our reports will help procurement professionals streamline supply chain operations and gain insights into the best procurement practices to mitigate losses. Information on Latest Trends and Supply Chain Market Information Knowledge centre on COVID-19 impact assessment Insights into the Market Price TrendsSuppliers in this market have moderate bargaining power owing to moderate pressure from substitutes and a moderate level of threat from new entrants.Buyers can benchmark their preferred pricing models for stackers Market, Procurement, Management with the wider industry information and identify the cost-saving potential. Insights to help buyers identify and shortlist the most suitable suppliers for their Stackers Market requirements. 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We are the preferred procurement market intelligence partner for 120+ Fortune 500 firms and other leading companies across numerous industries. Our strength lies in delivering robust, real-time procurement market intelligence reports and solutions. To know morehttps://www.spendedge.com/request-for-demo View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005615/en/ CONTACT: SpendEdge Anirban Choudhury Marketing Manager Ph No: +1 (872) 206-9340 https://www.spendedge.com/contact-us KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY SOURCE: SpendEdge Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 02:00 PM/DISC: 01/28/2021 02:00 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005615/enlast_img read more

July Stimulus Package: Donegal facilities to share over €230,000

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community centres and facilities across Donegal are to share just over €230,000 under the July Stimulus Package – the highest allocation outside the capital.It’s part of a €5m national package announced today.The funding will be provided under the Community Enhancement Programme, and is in addition to €2m provided under that programme earlier this year.The new fund seeks to stimulate local economies by providing capital grants towards the maintenance, improvement and upkeep of community centres, and community buildings. Similar expenditure on other community facilities will also be allowed. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter By News Highland – August 10, 2020 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Pinterest July Stimulus Package: Donegal facilities to share over €230,000 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebookcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Previous articlePublic consultation launched on future of Ards FriaryNext articleThunderstorm warning issued for Donegal News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more