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  • Savers hammered as inflation destroys return on investments

    first_img KCS-content More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Tags: NULL Tuesday 22 March 2011 9:42 pm Savers hammered as inflation destroys return on investments center_img whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ SAVERS will be looking to chancellor George Osborne to give support to personal investments in the Budget today, after the latest inflation figures showed that UK savings accounts are all losing money in real terms. There are no individual savings accounts (ISAs) available that beat February’s 20-year high inflation rate of 5.5 per cent rate under the retail price index, according to Moneyfacts.co.uk.Just eight ISAs, all on fixed rates, can compete with the consumer price index rate of 4.4 per cent, the comparison website adds, making it particularly difficult for those supplementing their income with savings.Higher rate earners paying 40 per cent tax would need a savings account that paid out 7.3 per cent interest per year to make up for the higher than expected inflation hike.“Over the last six months the number of savings accounts that beat inflation for basic rate taxpayers has dropped successively from 118 to only eight today,” said spokesperson Sylvia Waycot. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionlast_img read more

  • Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) Q32013 Interim Report

    first_imgOkomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng)  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileOkomu Palm Oil Plc manufacture and market Banga Palm Oil in Nigeria as well as a range of Noko 10 rubber bands. The company was established in 1976 as a Federal Government pilot project set up to rehabilitate oil palm production in Nigeria. At the time, the pilot project incorporated 15 589 hectares of which 12 500 hectares was planted with oil palms. In 1985, Okomu Palm Oil Plc installed a 1.5 tonne fresh fruit bunches/hour mill. The company was privatised in 1990 and has grown to become Nigeria’s leading oil palm company with some 14 000 hectares of land currently planted with palm oil trees and 8 000 hectares of rubber trees. By 2020, an additional 4 000 hectares of palm oil trees and 1 500 hectares of rubber trees will have been planted on the 33 000 hectares of private land owned by Okomu Palm Oil Plc. The company operates two 30-tonne/per hour oil mills and an additional two 30-tonne/per hour mills will be operational by 2020/21. Its technical partner, SOCFINAF (Luxemburg), has a 53.32% stake in the business. SOCFINAF (Luxemburg) was founded in 1912 and was the first industrial company to plant oil palm trees in Africa and Indonesia. Today, it has plantations and oil palm operations in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, the DRC, Sao Time and Cambodia. Okomu Oil Palm Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Okomu Palm Oil Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) HY2018 Interim Report

    first_imgMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is a Mauritian company that specialises in the production of a comprehensive range of fertilisers for local and international customers. The company deals through several manufacturing and trading companies, supplying products and services that include, complex nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium (NPK) fertilizers, foliar and liquid fertilizers, basic and specialty chemicals for sugar, textile, paint and hotel industries, refrigerants, laboratory services, electrical, and household appliances, electronic equipment, and also commodities such as flour, tires, paper products and steel products. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd operates through its subsidiaries which include MCFI Ltd, Chemco Ltd, Bychemex Ltd, MCFI (Freeport) Ltd, Elcon Systentechnik Mauritius Ltd, Medigaz Ltd and MCFI-SFB Co. Ltd which is a joint venture between the Company and the Shenzen Shenfubao Group, China. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

  • Minis: How to play Circle King

    first_imgLAST MONTH we featured the sumo version of King of the Ring, where two players work to push the ball-carrier out of the ring, or steal the ball from him. Here’s another version of the game. To win it, the two defenders have to bodily lift the ball-carrier and carry him out of the ring! To learn the rules of the game, download the PDF here and take it to training! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img

  • Renovation of a Functionalist Villa “Indian Ship” / Idhea

    first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905573/renovation-of-a-functionalist-villa-indian-ship-idhea Clipboard Renovation of a Functionalist Villa “Indian Ship” / IdheaSave this projectSaveRenovation of a Functionalist Villa “Indian Ship” / Idhea Year:  Czech Republic Products used in this ProjectFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR Citterio MShowerAXORShowers – Overhead Shower by Phoenix DesignSave this picture!© BoysPlayNiceText description provided by the architects. The villa was built in 1936 according to the design of a noted Czech architect Vladimír Grégr, grandson of a well-known journalist and politician. Built in functionalist style, the villa has significant rustic elements including conical exterior walls, rough dragged work and wooden casing. In the framework of maximum respect to the original character of the house, the modifications include removal of the accumulation of insensitive silt of the 80s, highlighting the unique spaces and architectural details, and adaptation to modern living standards.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© BoysPlayNiceVladimír Grégr’s work has been strongly influenced by his stay in the United States and the inspiration from the romantic haciendas of the Californian movie stars. Based on this experience he started designing aerodynamic functionalist houses. He also started developing a rather romantic shape morphology inspired not only by the mentioned Neo-Spanish style, but also by Jan Kotěra. The first opportunity to use his new approach was at Barrandov in Prague, where the Barrandov Film Studios and a sightseeing restaurant were built at the impulse of Havel brothers. The builder and developer Mr. Havel wished for the studios to be complemented by luxury residences built along the narrow Barrandov streets. He approached several architects, among them Vladimír Grégr, who gradually built seven villas in the location. Most likely it was Grégr’s style, that most corresponded both with the romantic surroundings and the taste of the Czech film stars, who wanted to live like their famous Hollywood counterparts. We had the opportunity to participate in the renovation of one of these villas nicknamed Indian Ship.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceThe Indian Ship used to belong to diplomat Růžička. It is a carefully composed lengthwise shell placed onto the south-east Barrandov slope, parallel to the Barrandovská Street. The interior layout is strongly oriented towards the garden, all the residential rooms – the super-elevated living room, dining room and library on the ground floor, and the three bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor, are facing it. On the other hand, the utility rooms and hallways are Northwest oriented, facing the street, which also shows in the stern character of the street façade.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceDuring the project we tried to preserve all that was important and remove everything useless. The aim of the project was to preserve the identity and quality of the house, while reacting to the needs of the present era.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceBased on its exterior character, the villa was listed as architectural monument and we tried to save its unique figure, window panes, façade character and architectural details. At the same time, it was necessary to deal with the building and technical challenges arising from the used constructions and materials of the time.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceThe house was designed as a reinforced concrete frame walled in with hollow blocks. We performed extensive technical research, measured window and wall heat passage and did thermal photography before we began our work on the design. Our enquiry revealed significant heat bridges caused by the frame load-bearing construction, insufficiently insulated roof and damp basement walls. On the other hand, the window thermal transmission coefficient turned out to be surprisingly good. We approached the renovation based on our findings and with the improvement of interior environment quality on our mind. The modifications consisted of replacing the original roof structure with a modern one, adding 5 cm of thermal insulation to the façade, and a combination of hydro-insulation and other technological arrangements ensuring the usability of the underground premises, something that was previously impossible. At the same time, we executed energy and economic studies. These determined that a gas boiler would be most efficient for heating and water heating. Heating is provided for by floor heating in combination with tubular radiators contributing to the unique interior character. An air-condition unit was placed into the basement. It should provide permanent ventilation in case of humidity penetrating from the exterior.Save this picture!SectionCone-shaped exterior walls, rough combed stucco and oak windows were characteristic to the unique exterior design. Unfortunately, the stucco was badly damaged. Despite all our efforts it was unrepairable, and we had to replace it. Fortunately enough, we were able to find a technical and aesthetic solution that was almost identical to the original, including colour and structure. Before the actual application of the finish, we performed numerous test samplings directly on the façade structure.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceAs was mentioned before, the oak windows of various sizes and shapes are one of the house’s characteristic features. Architect Grégr designed the shapes with regard not only to the interior and its’ views of the landscape, but also to the meticulous composition of the exterior mass. New windows are an exact copy of the original ones, including their surface finish. The metal fittings were restored and used again. The craftsman working on the windows spent over a year at the site, since he had to transport the windows to his workshop one at the time to ensure that the new ones were a truly exact copy.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceThe house interior suffered from the unoriginal silt and “creativity” of its owners from the second half of the 20th century. We strove to remove this alluvium to emphasize the original very simple but very impressive concept. Changes to the original lay-out were minimal with regard to present functional needs.A super-elevated living room equipped with a hearth and piano space is in the heart of the house. It mirrors to the façade by its high double wing windows. Connected to the living room are a dining area and a former library that now serves as a bedroom. All the living premises are serviced from the hallway adjacent to the northern façade. Therefore the inhabitants would not be disturbed by personnel. Three bedrooms are located on the first floor. A new gentleman bathroom, that was originally not part of the solution, was supplemented. Very important was the new basement solution. The basement was previously uninhabitable due to severe dampness. Now it was dehumidified, it is possible to use the underground premises as full-fledged part of the house and thus two dressing rooms, utility and technical rooms and personnel background were established here.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceThe characteristic design of the entire house is underlined by wooden elements, mostly made of dark mordant oak. We managed to preserve the elements referring to the American inspiration, such as the large sliding doors with a rare “ejector” fitting, unique banister, hearth or window frame details.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceThe quality of the reconstruction does not lie in any serious innovations but in the humbleness with which we approached the original design. We endeavored to save the beauty and historic value of the house and at the same time to fulfil the present aesthetic, functional and technical requirements necessary for the full-fledged life of the house and its inhabitants.Project gallerySee allShow lessStratosphere / Allies and MorrisonSelected ProjectsAmanzoe Luxury Hotel & Villas / Edward Tuttle | DesignrealizationSelected Projects Share Dalibor Hlaváček, Ludvík Holub “COPY” Photographs:  BoysPlayNice Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AXOR, Arkoslight, Artemide, Casalgrande Padana, Delta Light, Duravit, FSB, Godelmann, Ragno, Bartosini, Cemix, VMZINC Renovation of a Functionalist Villa “Indian Ship” / Idhea Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905573/renovation-of-a-functionalist-villa-indian-ship-idhea Clipboard 2017 Architects: Idhea Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: Projects Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyHouses, Renovation•Praha 5, Czech Republic “COPY” Photographs ArchDaily Save this picture!© BoysPlayNice+ 30Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyAbout this officeIdheaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationPraha 5Czech RepublicPublished on January 01, 2019Cite: “Renovation of a Functionalist Villa “Indian Ship” / Idhea” 01 Jan 2019. 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  • Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union

    first_imgRSF has noted a significant increase in judicial harassment of journalists in the European Union in recent years. So-called Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation, or SLAPPs, have become one of the weapons preferred by those in positions of power, politicians and businessmen for gagging the media. RSF is presenting 10 recommendations for establishing democratic safeguards in the online information and communication domain, and for building the foundations of a sustainable ecosystem for the troubled media industry.   News Help by sharing this information → In particular, the EU must proclaim the online information and communication domain to be a common good, one governed by principles that allow fundamental rights and freedoms to be exercised. FranceBelgiumGermanyEurope – Central AsiaAustriaSpainPortugalItalyDenmarkSwedenFinlandNetherlandsIrelandLuxembourgGreeceCyprusMaltaSloveniaSlovakiaCzech RepublicPolandHungaryCroatiaLatviaLithuaniaEstoniaRomaniaBulgaria Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sourcesInternational bodies CorruptionInternetFreedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment → So that this mechanism is effective, RSF asks for it to be reinforced and to be included in the country-by-country recommendations and in sanctions for serious violations of rule of law principles, in particular, press freedom and media independence. After presenting an initial series of proposals for strengthening press freedom in the European Union on the eve of the European elections in 2019, RSF is now publishing ten recommendations with the aim of helping members states to respond to these challenges. Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says → The EU should encourage member states to adopt a harmonized legislation on the confidentiality of journalists’ sources, under which journalists can never be forced to reveal their sources and authorities can try to identify their sources by other means only when permitted by a judge in order to prevent a serious crime on a strictly defined list. In response to this reality, 38 countries, including 21 European Union members, have signed the International Partnership on Information and Democracy, which proclaims overall principles for the online information and communication domain and calls on the digital platforms to implement them.  10/ Condition EU funding on respect for press freedom and the rule of law  RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News In anticipation of the various proposals and action plans for regulating digital platforms, funding media and protecting democracy that the European Commission will unveil on 2 December, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is submitting its recommendations to European institutions on how to respond to the challenges to democracy and fundamental rights. 2/ Regulate digital platforms by requiring democratic safeguards for public debate RSF welcomes the inclusion of media pluralism in the European Commission’s Rule of Law Report, which signals recognition of independent journalism and access to information as one of the pillars of democracy. It also reflects a realization of the decline in press freedom and media pluralism in the EU. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says → It is crucial that European legislation regulating the platforms should be based on the approach and principles of the Partnership on Information and Democracy.  to go further The digital platforms have acquired a major role in our lives. They are no longer mere technical intermediaries, neutral content conveyers or hosts with no impact on the public domain. They are entities that shape and structure the public space, set its standards, determine content censorship, and decide which media outlets and information get priority. Because of mass data gathering, Internet traffic analysis and the possibilities of penetrating private communications, police and surveillance powers threaten the ability of journalists to protect the confidentiality of their communications and their sources in EU member states. To combat disinformation, the European Union should prioritize the promotion of reliable online content (“whitelisting”) rather than repressive policies that are hard to implement and threaten freedom of expression (“blacklisting”).  November 23, 2020 – Updated on December 15, 2020 Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union In a collaborative process launched and managed by RSF, the Journalism Trust initiative (JTI) has produced a machine-readable set of standards designed to encourage respect for journalistic ethics and methods and reinforce use of the right to information by promoting online content produced in accordance with these principles. Under the aegis of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the JTI European “Standard” was officially issued on 19 December 2019 in the form of a “CEN workshop agreement.” More than 120 entities collaborated in drafting these standards, including news media, media unions, consumer associations and technology groups. The incorporation of these standards into algorithms used by search engines and to allocate advertising is due to begin in early 2021.  4/ Reinforce media sustainability  Democracy and fundamental rights are threatened by the online information chaos, attributable to the business model of digital platforms and the lack of regulation; by the increase in press freedom violations and attacks on editorial independence all over the world; and by the collapse in media revenue that is threatening content quality and even the survival of many media outlets.   The coronavirus crisis has shown how essential it is to have reliable news and information and independent media. At the same time, it has deprived independent media of even more revenue, exacerbating their financial frailty.  RSF_en Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia 3/ Promote reliable news and information  → The EU’s diplomatic priorities should also include not only the defence but also the promotion of journalistic freedom, independence and pluralism. 7/ Create a rapid alert mechanism for press freedom violations and to protect journalists  → The European Union should adopt a co-regulation approach to get platforms to promote and improve the visibility of reliable information sources in their news feeds and search results (a due prominence obligation), using independent criteria employed by the media profession and adopting mechanisms such the Journalism Trust initiative. The platforms would implement these tools and criteria themselves, under the oversight of national regulatory authorities, applying tools and criteria that are clear and identified in legislation.  → A revision of the legal framework should be proposed with the aim of encouraging the emergence of innovative funding models. It should be developed in cooperation with civil society and the sector’s stakeholders. The Forum on Information and Democracy will create a working group on media sustainability in November 2020 to devise novel proposals for funding journalism (including reference to good practices, regulation and provisions of an extra-market nature). It could define the outlines of a European plan for media sustainability in Europe. The confidentiality of journalists’ sources is one of the cornerstones of press freedom, according to the European Court of Human Rights. However, the relevant legislation and the efficacy with which it protects journalists’ sources vary greatly from country to country within the European Union. 1/ Promote the goal of journalistic freedom and reliable news and information in the EU and international forums RSF calls for the adoption of effective safeguards against the surveillance of journalists and their sources at the national and European level. → RSF recommends that European funding should also be conditioned on respect for press freedom and media independence, in order to be better able to respond to the violations seen in certain EU member states.  → At the international level, RSF urges the EU to press for the creation of the post of Special Representative to the UN secretary-general for protecting journalists and combatting impunity for crimes of violence against them, a post with the political weight, capacity for rapid action and legitimacy necessary to coordinate all UN bodies and bring about a real change. Organisation → RSF supports the creation, at the political level, of a rapid alert mechanism for press freedom violations and for the protection of journalists, and for a commissioner to be named as point person for this mechanism. Such a mechanism would be in line with the recommendations of the United Nations Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity. It would enable civil society and NGOs to sound the alarm as soon as a press freedom violation or attack on journalists occurs, so that the EU can take rapid action. → RSF asks the EU to take measures to combat misuse of lawsuits designed to silence journalists. In particular, RSF calls for the adoption of a directive establishing European-wide minimal standards of protection by introducing procedural guarantees for SLAPP victims and by combining preventive measures to block abusive lawsuits (including evaluation of admissibility, injunctions and temporary measures) with measures to punish those responsible for SLAPPs and to compensate their victims. 9/ Reinforce journalists’ protection against state surveillance [1]Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)11 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 7 March 2018 at the 1309th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies) https://rm.coe.int/1680790e13 → Supranational initiatives aimed at drafting common standards and agreements on intelligence agency surveillance, respect for privacy and protection of data must be supported and encouraged in the light of the German Federal Constitutional Court’s recent ruling on the foreign intelligence law (BND-Gesetz) and the CJEU’s 2020 ruling on data transfers (“Schrems II”), in accordance with requests for such common standards from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the UN special rapporteur on the protection of privacy and the European Intelligence Oversight Network (EION). 8/ Harmonize legislation on safeguarding the confidentiality of journalists’ sources  Europe is the continent in which press freedom is best guaranteed, as can be seen in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index. But this freedom is in danger all over the world and has been undermined in the European continent. June 7, 2021 Find out more FranceBelgiumGermanyEurope – Central AsiaAustriaSpainPortugalItalyDenmarkSwedenFinlandNetherlandsIrelandLuxembourgGreeceCyprusMaltaSloveniaSlovakiaCzech RepublicPolandHungaryCroatiaLatviaLithuaniaEstoniaRomaniaBulgaria Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sourcesInternational bodies CorruptionInternetFreedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment The new instrument on the conditionality of European funding, which should be definitively adopted by the end of 2020, is a step in the right direction. However, it is liable to be difficult to use because of the modalities envisaged for taking such a decision. June 8, 2021 Find out more Related documents RSF’s recommendations on DSAPDF – 135.55 KB → The system of accountability required of platforms should ensure that they safeguard and respect democratic procedures and the rights of their users, especially the right to freedom of opinion and expression.  → The EU’s diplomatic priorities should include democratic safeguards for public debate in the online information and communication domain. → The EU should require platforms to contribute to media sustainability, given their impact on the media’s loss of income. RSF recommends, for example, redistributing part of the net national revenue of the platforms towards public interest media, or channelling advertising to media that respect independent, machine-readable standards produced by the media profession, such as the standards developed by the JTI.  Receive email alerts 5/ Reinforce Europe’s rule of law mechanism  News The European Union has undertaken to respond to these threats by means of a European Democracy Action Plan that will be published on 2 December. It is based on three pillars: the integrity of elections and political advertising, reinforcing media freedom and pluralism, and combatting disinformation in the EU. The European Commission will also present the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA), future European legislation aimed at regulating digital platforms, and a Media and Audiovisual Plan. A joint regulatory proposal from the Council on measures to curb serious human rights violations and abuses is also expected. → To promote its fundamental values and safeguard its democratic models, the EU must put these issues on the agenda of international meetings such as G7 and G20 summits.  News → In the short term, RSF asks the EU to create an emergency fund to help vulnerable European media to overcome the crisis. The EU must ensure that any direct or indirect subsidy or any other form of financial support for media is granted on the basis of objective, fair and neutral criteria, as part of non-discriminatory and transparent procedures, and implemented in full respect for the editorial and operational autonomy of the beneficiaries – in accordance with the Council of Europe’s recommendations[1]. → A member state should not be able to benefit from European solidarity in the form of European funding if, at the same time, it tramples on press freedom and media pluralism and, through them, on democracy and the rule of law.  The European Union is a union of values that include fundamental rights, democracy and the rule of law. The Union must, as a matter of urgency, give itself adequate mechanisms and instruments for ensuring respect for these values, especially press freedom, media independence and media pluralism, which are essential to the functioning of democracy and the rule of law.  6/ Adopt a directive protecting journalists and media against arbitrary lawsuits June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

  • Man Sentenced to Seven Years to Life in Pasadena Slashing

    first_imgPublic Safety Man Sentenced to Seven Years to Life in Pasadena Slashing Published on Monday, July 13, 2020 | 2:23 pm 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  A 75-year-old man who slashed a woman’s throat in an unprovoked attack in Pasadena was sentenced Monday to seven years to life in state prison.Lance Anthony Semkus pleaded no contest earlier this month to attempted murder and admitted an allegation that he used a knife in the commission of the Oct. 23, 2017, attack.The woman, whose name was not released, suffered severe injuries as she fought off her attacker, according to Deputy District Attorney Ryan Erlich. She gave a victim’s impact statement to the court before sentencing, but did not appear in person for the hearing, according to a court clerk.The victim was approached from behind as she sat against a retaining wall in the 600 block of South Arroyo Parkway and attacked without provocation before her assailant fled in a SUV, according to police.Witnesses gave police descriptions of the suspect and the vehicle, and a helicopter unit spotted the SUV in the area of California Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue and directed officers to the location, where Semkus was detained without incident.A knife was recovered and Semkus was positively identified by witnesses. He has remained behind bars without bail since then and is currently being held at Twin Towers Correctional Facility, according to online jail records.Semkus was initially also charged with mayhem involving the attempted murder victim and attempted second-degree robbery involving a woman in front of a pet store the same day, along with two counts of animal cruelty involving Semkus’ two dogs, who were found dead. Those charges were dismissed as a result of his plea. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img More Cool Stuff HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

  • Court removes Limerick accountant as liquidator to firm

    first_imgA LIMERICK account who was appointed as a liquidator of a failed business has been removed from his position by a High Court judge in the first ruling of its kind from an Irish court.Anthony J. Fitzpatrick of Fitzpatrick & Co, Clonmoney House, Newenham Street, Limerick has been removed by Mr Justice Roderick Murphy from his position where he was charged with the wind up of Ballyrider Limited.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The High Court petition was brought by the office of the Revenue Commissioners after they said they lost confidence in the manner which Mr Fitzpatrick was carrying out his duties.Mr Justice Murphy found that the liquidation had not been conducted in an efficient and cost effective manner and that the evidence suggested the Limerick accountant has a flawed understanding of the role and duties of a liquidator.Mr Fitzpatrick was appointed voluntary liquidator to the business, which included the ownership of the Hazel Hotel in Monasterevin in County Kildare, on November 19, 2010.Ballyrider Limited was set up on Monday August 17, 1987 in Co. Kildare.The company’s current directors John Kelly and Margaret Kelly have been the directors of two other Irish companies between them; both of which are now closed. Ballyrider Limited has two shareholders.Following the hearing at the High Court, Mr Justice Murphy found that, given the evidence of the petition put forward, the concerns of Revenue were both genuine and warranted.Issues surrounding costs of the liquidation and costs incurred were highlighted to have exposed the liquidation fund and that Mr Fitzpatrick could not therefore remain in place as liquidator to the failed firm.In his ruling, Mr Justice Murphy said that he was aware the effect the removal would have on Mr Fitzpatrick’s professional position but that such damage flowed directly from his own ineffectiveness. Facebook Advertisement NewsCourt removes Limerick accountant as liquidator to firmBy Staff Reporter – July 23, 2015 2310 Print Previous articleCouncil moves to dump Gortadroma dealNext articleCouncil calls on Irish Water to replace all lead pipes Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.iecenter_img Linkedin WhatsApp Email Twitterlast_img read more

  • Letters

    first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. LettersOn 1 May 2000 in Personnel Today This month’s lettersAppointment for nursesI recently wrote to the HSE to enquire if they have ever consideredestablishing “appointed nurses” – suitably qualified and specificallytrained OH nurses to conduct medical reviews. I received a reply stating that they had never considered it, nor have anyplans to do so. I believe OH nurses would be just as proficient at conducting health reviewsof classified radiation workers as medical practitioners. Nurses are taking on more roles traditionally considered the domain ofdoctors. If nurses can be trained to intubate, cannulate and defibrillate, thenthey can be trained and trusted to carry out health assessments. The benefits would be that nurses would extend their role and relieve theirphysician colleagues of some of the mundane work of performing health reviewson a regular basis. I have been working as an OH nurse in the nuclear industry for over 20years, and the logistics of getting appointed doctors and the medical recordsand sometimes staff together can be troublesome for busy doctors. The HSE could make the specification for nurse signing of health registersfairly prescriptive. I realise this would entail amendments to the presentlegislation, but this can be achieved, all it takes is the will to do so. I can see some traditional medical practitioners throwing their hands up inhorror at this suggestion, but by careful consideration they would see thatthey would benefit by sharing their workload with another health professional. I have spoken to a few medical practitioners who also operate as”appointed doctors” and they welcome the idea. I would be interested to know what other OH nurses and physicians have tosay. Ian Cooper Bsc (Hons) RGN RMN ONHCert PHEC NEBOSH Sunnyhill, Derby Lily gilds OH editorial boardI would like to extend my congratulations to Lily Lim on her election tochair of the Association of Nurse Educators (April OH, p4) and am delightedthat she is taking my place on the editorial board. Lily Lim will be a great advocate and voice for occupational health nursingand in particular, that she will continue to raise the profile and voice ofoccupational health nurse educators. I will continue to support the work of thejournal and editorial board and look forward to contributing to the academicand practice debates that are ahead of us. Jan Maw Education officer, English National Board Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

  • The selection of conservation areas in Antarctica: An example using the arthropod fauna of Antarctic islands

    first_imgFour conservation areas in the maritime Antarctic (three Specially Protected Areas and a Site of Special Scientific Interest) are compared with neighbouring islands which have not been awarded similar conservation status. Comparisons are carried out by using the terrestrial arthropod fauna, as opposed to the plant communities. Results indicate that arthropod diversity can vary significantly between localities for samples collected from the same vegetation types, but that within a limited geographical area the diversity of such faunas is similar.last_img read more