France Telecom beats hopes

first_img whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL FRANCE Telecom posted forecast-beating third-quarter results after a marked turnaround in its all-important home market.Its results were fuelled by new bundles of mobile, fixed-line, broadband and TV and a boom in smartphones.Europe’s third-largest telecom operator by revenue also tweaked its outlook for 2010 revenue, saying it would be “slightly up” on a comparable basis from 2009, whereas before it expected it to be largely flat. France Telecom’s numbers extend a streak of solid results from European telecoms groups. “We have revived our commercial performance in France,” chief financial officer Gervais Pellissier said yesterday. France Telecom, which competes with Vivendi’s SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Iliad, posted third-quarter revenue of €11.63bn (£9.9bn) and Ebitda of €4.26bn. Analysts had expected revenue of €11.37bn and Ebitda of €4.15bn. “Our third quarter allows us to be a bit more optimistic for the full year,” said Pellissier. “France is improving, Spain too, emerging markets grew a bit faster, and our enterprise division didn’t suffer as much as we thought.” 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 PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Show Comments ▼center_img Thursday 28 October 2010 7:27 pm France Telecom beats hopes Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Sharelast_img read more

John Holt Plc ( HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgJohn Holt Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about John Holt Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the John Holt Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: John Holt Plc (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileJohn Holt Plc assembles, sells, leases and services power and cooling equipment in Nigeria and has business interests in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors. The company sells, leases and maintains Holt Star air conditioners for home and industrial use; sells, installs and maintains diesel generators; provides after-sales service and spare parts for its product range; and supplies fire and safety equipment and services. John Holt Plc has business interests in warehousing and inventory management, facility management, property development and the construction of glass reinforced plastic boats. Other business interests include construction and maintenance of power projects, supply of power equipment such as transformers, hybrid generators, gas generators and pre-pad meters, and providing services to the power sector which includes power plant management, energy audits, capacity building, technical training and power system redesigns. John Holt Plc is involved in designing and constructing roads, bridges, drainages, residential and industrial buildings, warehouses, shoreline protection facilities, jetties and telecommunications masts. The company also provides professional services for the exploration and production sectors and oil and gas sectors. John Hold Plc is a subsidiary of John Hold & Company (Liverpool) Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. John Holt Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Glasgow could be huge beneficiaries from latest Saracens setback

first_imgFriday Feb 7, 2020 Glasgow could be huge beneficiaries from latest Saracens setback Saracens’ season has gone from bad to worse today after a misconduct complaint was brought against them by European Professional Club Rugby for fielding an ineligible player in the most recent round of Champions Cup action. ADVERTISEMENTA hearing is set to take place this evening in London by an independent Disciplinary Committee, which could inflict yet more damaging news on the reigning European champions following their relegation from the Gallagher Premiership for breaching the salary cap.This hearing will be closely followed by Glasgow Warriors, who could benefit greatly if Saracens are punished severely.In a statement by EPCR, it has been revealed that due to an “inadvertent administrative error on behalf of the club”, prop Titi Lamositele was ineligible to play against Racing 92 in January, a match that Saracens won and secured a quarter-final berth.The statement said:“Lamositele was eligible at the time the Saracens match day squad was announced, however, the club has indicated to EPCR that the player’s work permit expired on Saturday, 18 January, the day before the fixture against Racing 92, and this may have constituted a breach of the Disciplinary Rules of the 2019/20 EPCR Participation Agreement.”This is not the first time such circumstances have arisen in European rugby, as Grenoble were fined and docked four points in 2012 for the same offence as Saracens. If such a punishment were to be handed out again, Glasgow would qualify for the quarter-finals instead, courtesy of being ninth in the standings across the pools.ADVERTISEMENTA showdown between Leinster and Saracens at the Aviva Stadium in April had been hotly anticipated, but that may become a Celtic affair instead dependent on the decision.While the outcome has not been confirmed yet, this may offer Glasgow a reprieve in the Champions Cup, although a quarter-final against Leinster is certainly a difficult match.ALSO WATCH: ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing 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

Transformation of a 1950s Villa in Vers-chez-les-Blanc / Burea…

first_img Switzerland ArchDaily Photographs:  HASOO—PHOTOODesign Team:Germain Brisson, Alan Hasoo, Thibaud Sulliger, Clea Di MartinoCity:LausanneCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© HASOO—PHOTOORecommended ProductsLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxWoodEGGERLaminatesPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationText description provided by the architects. Located in the heart of the northern Lausanne countryside, this 1950s villa enjoys an extremely peaceful environment in the middle of fields. The new owners made the choice to live in the villa for a year before launching the transformation to get acquainted with this new environment and the soul of the place. The resulting project is a subtle blend of radical changes and reminiscences of the existing.Save this picture!© HASOO—PHOTOOSave this picture!Axo diagramSave this picture!© HASOO—PHOTOOOn the ground floor, the space is wide open, allowing direct access to the living room from the new hall along with the new wooden partition that separates the master suite. The original load-bearing walls are replaced by two long metal beams, each of which rests in a different way on the lower floor, depending on the existing supports and the space created.Save this picture!© HASOO—PHOTOOSave this picture!© HASOO—PHOTOOColors and different materials are the subjects of long discussions. They result in a varied palette, mixing handcrafted catelles, painted wood, textiles, and corrugated fiber cement.Save this picture!© HASOO—PHOTOOProject gallerySee allShow lessJean Rostand School / SAM architectureSelected Projects2Hien House / CTA | Creative ArchitectsSelected Projects Share 2020 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Houses CopyHouses, Renovation, House Interiors•Lausanne, Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  “COPY” Architects: Bureau Brisson Architectes Area Area of this architecture project Area:  192 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© HASOO—PHOTOO+ 27Curated by Paula Pintos Share Transformation of a 1950s Villa in Vers-chez-les-Blanc / Bureau Brisson ArchitectesSave this projectSaveTransformation of a 1950s Villa in Vers-chez-les-Blanc / Bureau Brisson Architectes Transformation of a 1950s Villa in Vers-chez-les-Blanc / Bureau Brisson Architectes CopyAbout this officeBureau Brisson ArchitectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsLausanneOn FacebookSwitzerlandPublished on March 05, 2021Cite: “Transformation of a 1950s Villa in Vers-chez-les-Blanc / Bureau Brisson Architectes” 05 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Ludlow Awards offer £26,000 to groups tackling London homelessness

first_imgLudlow Awards offer £26,000 to groups tackling London homelessness About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Awards Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 May 2008 | News  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Now in their tenth year, the Andy Ludlow Awards are offering organisations tackling homelessness and working with homeless people in London the chance to win a share of £26,000.The awards are intended to recognise projects that improve services to homeless people, prevent homelessness, or tackle disadvantage caused by homelessness.They are open to registered social landlords, housing and social service departments, NHS trusts and voluntary organisations across the capital. The winner will receive £10,000, with £5,000 going to three runners-up and a further £500 going to remaining shortlisted projects.The awards are run by London Councils and funded by all 33 London authorities together with sponsorship from Communities and Local Government, the London Housing Foundation, and Shelter.Last year’s winner was the St Giles Trust, a Southwark-based charity working to support ex-prisoners.The closing date for entries is midday on 10 June read more staff donate time for the QPR Community Trust

first_img Howard Lake | 6 May 2011 | News Tagged with: corporate London staff donate time for the QPR Community Trust Five volunteering staff from Totaljobs Group spent their bank holiday weekend taking part in the ‘Tiger Feet’ 15 mile fund raising walk from Loftus Road to Vicarage Road (Watford’s stadium). The team raised over £1800 for the Tiger Cubs, QPR Community Trust’s disability and Downs Syndrome, a leading jobs website, has an innovative partnership with Championship Football Club, Queens Park Rangers (QPR), and their charitable arm, QPR in the Community Trust. The partnership is the largest corporate sponsorship deal that the community trust has seen with £25k of charitable funding to be donated over the next year.The partnership will seek to help 12-24 year olds and over-35’s in the local West London area improve their employability and job prospects. As a leading source of insight into the jobs market, the project will see the skills of own employees matched with the local experience of QPR Community Trust members to boost the skills and confidence of local job seekers in CV writing, job hunting and interview techniques.Loftus Road Stadium, South Africa Road, London, W12 7PJFor further information please contact:Jonathan Brook0207 025 [email protected] further information on the project or on’s programme please contact the Team at the Red Consultancy: [email protected] or call 0207 025 6500.Notes to is one of the UK’s leading jobs websites, attracting over 2.7 million jobseekers every month on the hunt for one of 90,000 job adverts the site carries at any one time. All of this activity generates over 1.5 million applications a month, cementing’s strong reputation among recruiters and jobseekers alike. Thousands of recruiters from multinationals to smaller regionally based businesses, recruitment consultants and advertising agencies recruit through  49 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Murder Worth no more?

first_imgFacebook Tori Knox ReddIt Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printIn 1993, the Tarrant County Jail designated one floor to be occupied by Crips and Blood gang members. Months before, that would have been the cause for bloodletting.But this time, the rival gangs got along. Both sides honored the truce, which carried over into the streets and neighborhoods of Fort Worth.The gang peace had started months before when former leader of Fort Worth’s west side Crips, Abdul Chappell, was sitting in his Tarrant County jail cell.The story of a 4-year-old girl’s murder had spread among the incarcerated gang members. Her killer attended an event with the intent of shooting a rival gang member and accidentally shot the girl. Chappell knew her. She was the daughter of one of his friends, who was not involved in gang activity. She was the same age as his daughter.“It was a tragic thing,” said Chappell. “I would forever have to look at him, and he see my daughter and his daughter wasn’t there because of [gang culture] I was apart of.”Her death caused Chappell to say enough is enough in 1993.Chappell spoke with other incarcerated Crips, the leader of the Bloods at the time and Blood members about a truce between the groups. The truce meant “there was peace in the streets,” Chappell said. Peace was a major change in Fort Worth. From the 1980s to the early 2000s, gang violence was so common Fort Worth was nicknamed “Murder Worth.”Police officer Steve Groppi has worked with the gang unit since 1992 — when gang shootings happened every night, he said. The gang activity was so high the TV show “COPS” came to Fort Worth, said Jacinto Ramos Jr., who works as a juvenile probation officer, an adjunct professor in the criminal justice department at TCU and president of the Fort Worth ISD school board.“When [“COPS”] came here in the 1980s and 1990s, it was because they had a much higher probability of catching some action on their cameras,” he said. “They knew that there was so much gang involvement, so much problems that were going on.”The gang violence was a staple in Chappell’s life. He was shot six times and spent 21 years behind bars. At 14 years old Chappell stole his mother’s car and drove to California in an attempt to join N.W.A member Eazy-E’s record label, Ruthless Records. He didn’t meet Eazy-E or join the label, but he stayed in California with his aunt for a while, where he was introduced to the Crips. He felt a brotherhood, a bond with elders.“I didn’t see the gangbanging, the violent part,” he said. He may not have seen the violent part of the Crips in California, but it was not long until that violence followed him home to Fort Worth.Every weekend there was a ritual, which started at what was then called the Aragon Ballroom. Chappell said the gang members would meet at the ballroom, where a shoot-out would usually ensue. It was in one of these incidents Chappell was shot the second time.Fights between the different gangs in Fort Worth were commonplace.“At one point in time I think the west side was into it with everybody, in every side of town,” Chappell said.Chappell listed names of individuals who died and said, “I could just go on and on and on how it just went back and forth.”About 25 years ago, 201 individuals were murdered in gang-related instances, including 55 young people in one year, said retired police officer Luther Perry.This is a stark contrast to the 56 total murders reported in 2015 to the Fort Worth Police Department, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Groppi said the gang violence reduction is a national trend as street gangs have evolved to resemble organized crime group.However, Fort Worth leads the way in reducing gang activity, and has been a model on how to reduce crime and gang violence for other cities, Perry said.The most active street gangs in Fort Worth are the Crips, Sureños, Bloods and Latin Kings, according to TDPS.Currently, there are 75 documented and confirmed active gangs with 2,711 active members in Fort Worth, said Jesus Alaniz Fort Worth Police Department sergeant and Gang Enforcement Team Two supervisor.According to TDPS, the total number of gang members in Texas exceeds 100,000 making the Fort Worth gang membership population 2.7 percent of the total Texas gang membership population.Fort Worth’s gang membership population is also small when compared to Fort Worth’s population, Alaniz said.In 2015, Fort Worth’s population was 833,319, which meant gang members were 0.3 percent of Fort Worth’s population.People need to “shatter that mental model” that gangs are running rampant in Fort Worth, Ramos said. “It’s not that they’re necessarily hiding, they’re just almost non-existent,” he said. “In 1998, at Tarrant County Juvenile [Detention Center] every other young person was going to be gang-involved or gang-associated.”Now, Ramos said it might be a week or two before a gang-involved or gang-associated young person is there. Compared to gang shootings every night in 1992, now a gang shooting occurs only a couple times a month, Groppi said.Groppi said the reduction of gang violence in Fort Worth could be contributed to multiple factors and programs in Fort Worth. “Fort Worth is unique in how we’ve been able to come together to work with our problematic population,” Ramos said.One of the factors was the 1993 truce led by Chappell.Groppi said the truce resulted in an immediate reduction in gang violence.Chappell said the truce caused a shift in gang activity, which can be seen today.Most people who were gang members in their 20s or 30s are now a part of two-parent households. They attend PTA meetings, like Chucky Ivarra, an original member of the 5th Street Gang, whose two brothers were killed by gang violence, Ramos said.Ivarra talks to Ramos’ class at TCU each semester. When Ramos asks Ivarra what his children’s life will be, Ivarra cries and says his children will go to TCU.Those involved in gang violence began to cause less violence and the next generation followed suit.“The examples changed,” Chappell said. The truce has been credited with reducing gang activity by 48 percent since 1993, Chappell said.UMOJAIn 1994, Perry was tired of the violence. He was tired of watching gang members dump bodies of deceased rival gang members from caskets at funerals. He said enough and founded UMOJA.“We pulled together some 25 African-American men. We had no direction. We had no idea what we were going to do, but we just said that we have to start to take ownership of what’s happening in our community,” he said.Currently, UMOJA, which means unity in Swahili, is composed of 20 African-American men who work to positively impact and influence Fort Worth youth.UMOJA is in several elementary, middle and high schools in east, west and southeast Fort Worth.Every year UMOJA holds an annual conference, which typically every high school in Fort Worth sends 20 to 25 students to, Perry said. The program is now serving the second generation of youth in Fort Worth, Perry said.Parents who went through the program are sending their children through the program, Perry said. “Not because they are at risk or in trouble, but because they want them to be associated with men who are bound and determined.”Perry said, “We are probably one of the, if not the, premier group that has been instrumental in aiding the police department in its efforts to reduce gang violence and set kids on path of success.”Comin’ UpThe City of Fort Worth, the police department and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth formed the Comin’ Up Gang Intervention Program in 1994, said Sherry Hudson, site coordinator for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth.The mission is “to reduce the level of gang violence in Fort Worth,” Hudson said.Comin’ Up has six sites throughout Fort Worth that work with kids between the ages of 13 and 24 years old.“We have lots of community partners, we’re not successful just by ourselves of course,” Hudson said. “We work with a bunch of different agencies in the community. We have a strong relationship with the Fort Worth Police Department gang unit. We try to make it as collaborative an effort as possible.”Now, Ivarra prints t-shirts and is an entrepreneur, Ramos said.“That’s what we did at Comin’ Up. If they weren’t going to go to college we gave them a skill set,” Ramos said.Comin’ Up program coordinator Brian Hall said Comin’ Up has heavily contributed to watering down the gang culture. “Comin’ Up has definitely done their part,” he said. “We do our best to be proactive and try to keep things to a minimal.”PoliceThe Fort Worth Police Department has a specific gang unit that numbers roughly 35 officers who deal directly with gang activity, Alaniz said.“A lot of [the gang violence and subsequent decrease] its due to the manpower and the dedication of resources that our department puts forward in addressing [gang activity].”The unit is comprised of enforcement teams who take direct action against gang crimes and members, an investigative unit, where detectives follow up on gang specific crimes and an intelligence team who finds and disseminates information between the unit and department, Alaniz said.OutcomeAlthough the numbers are smaller, gangs still exist in Fort Worth.“[Gang activity has] been much worse in the past. I think we’re ahead of the game compared to other cities and other parts of the country,” he said.Perry said Fort Worth has had a 50 to 51 percent crime reduction in relation to gangs.Fort Worth has a good handle on gang activity, Alaniz said. “I think we’re on the up and up whenever it comes to addressing gang crime,” Alaniz said.Hall said Comin’ Up has their “finger on the pulse” of gang activity and that the pulse is very light right now.Chappell was released from prison most recently in 2014. He said gangs are still in Fort Worth, but they are less violent and on the second or third generation.“The lifestyle has changed,” Chappell said. “Most of every enemy that I had back then are some of my closest friends now. We contributed to a lot of the destruction. We feel obligated to try to create something of change. It’s obligatory, not an option.” + posts Previous articleFort Worth resident dedicates life to rescuing dogsNext articleGuide to Fort Worth: Things to do during the holidays, graduation weekend (Dec. 16-18) Tori Knox RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tori Knox Fort Worth’s cat population remains steady National Night Out increases community safety Twitter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Tori Knox ReddIt Tori Knox Teenage pregnancy rates remain high in Tarrant County Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Linkedin Tori Knox Twitter Facebook Gang evolution does not match common perceptionslast_img read more

Call for protection and respect for work of journalists

first_img Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is deeply concerned by repeated violations of journalists’ rights in Iraq, where they have been frequently targeted with impunity by sectarian militia, Iraqi security forces and the US army.“In addition to experiencing permanent insecurity, journalists are increasingly being unfairly arrested and subjected to improper searches by Iraqi security forces and the US army,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“it is unacceptable that the majority of the media already living in fear of being murdered as they leave work or being kidnapped by sectarian militia, also have to risk arrest and detention for no valid reason”, it added, pointing out that at least 150 journalists and media assistants have been killed in the country since the start of the conflict in March 2003.“We urge the Iraqi authorities and the chief of staff of the coalition forces headed by the United States to give clear instructions to troops responsible for maintaining order to allow journalists to carry out their work without interference”, added the organisation, which has recorded several cases in which journalists have recently been arrested by soldiers throughout the country.On 19 February 2007, Iraqi security forces briefly arrested Munir Asaad, of the US Arabic-language channel Al-Hurra, in the north of the country, after he filmed sectarian demonstrations in the region.The following day, US soldiers arrested Fourat Jamal al Atabi, a 31-year old freelance journalist, at his home in al Salikh, in the north of Baghdad. His family reported that he was injured during his arrest and say they still do not know where he is being held or his state of health.US forces also on 20 February burst into the offices of the daily al Daaoua, affiliated to a Shiite political party in the al-Waziriya district in central Baghdad. The soldiers singled out four journalists for interrogation and to be photographed. According to the editor of the paper, Ali Abbass, the soldiers also seized notebooks listing the names and addresses of journalists working for the paper. The raid came the day after a US Army operation against the offices of the Iraqi journalists’ union. The ten security guards arrested during these raids were released on 22 February without being able to recover their weapons, for which they had permission.In another case, on 22 February, six armed men attacked the home of the editor of the daily al Doustour in the Shiite district of Sadr City, in eastern Baghdad. Fallah al Charki, who was not at home at the time of the attack, had earlier escaped several murder attempts. The following day, Jamal Riyah al Zoubaidi, 56, of the daily As-Safir, disappeared in Baghdad in dubious circumstances. His family who searched all the city hospitals still have no news of him. December 28, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News February 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq RSF_en February 27, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for protection and respect for work of journalists IraqMiddle East – North Africa center_img Organisation News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” to go further News IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Catholic high school opening pushed back

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Holy Cross Catholic High SchoolPartners in MissionHaving adjusted its opening date, Holy Cross Catholic High School is raising funds and searching for a head of school ahead of its planned opening in fall 2019.The school, which will serve students around the area, was shooting for a 2018 opening, but they’ve stepped back from that, said Roy Ramirez, vice president of the Holy Cross Catholic School board and capital campaign director.Some $750,000 was needed to start, but $20 million is needed all together.Fasken Oil and Ranch Ltd. has donated almost 50 acres of land on Holiday Hill Road to the nonprofit Permian Basin Catholic High School. The school will sit on Holiday Hill Road, south of the Tom and Nadine Craddick Highway/State Highway 349 Reliever Route. It is near Green Tree North and the Green Tree Country Club.In lieu of constructing its own building, Holy Cross will start at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Odessa for a year with a goal of opening its own building in fall 2020, Ramirez said.The first annual golf tournament benefitting the school was held in October at Hogan Golf Course in Midland. Plans are to have the tournament in Odessa this year.Ramirez said the school board has contacted JSA Architects for the design process.Bishop Michael Sis said a search is underway for a head of school. Sis said whoever is hired will spend a year developing the curriculum and hiring personnel.“In funding, we have a lot of things that are happening kind of behind the scenes. We’re gaining momentum. We’re real excited about that,” Ramirez said.To help in the search for a head of school, Ramirez said the board contacted with Partners in Mission in Westwood, Mass. A representative from Partners in Mission, Michael Fury, will be in town this weekend to take input on the search.The first enrichment session for stakeholders is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Ann’s School library, 2000 W. Texas Ave., Midland.Other sessions are set for 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Central Catholic School, 1703 Adams Ave., Odessa, and 1 p.m. Monday at St. Ann’s School library.St. Mary’s and St. Ann’s will be feeder schools for the high school, Ramirez said.If You Go Previous articleChurch adds science to ChristianityNext articleTrauma, LGBT struggles discussed admin Twitter WhatsApp Local News What: Enrichment sessions for stakeholders of the new Catholic high school, Holy Cross Catholic High School.When and where: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Ann’s School library, 2000 W. Texas Ave., Midland; 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Central Catholic School, 1703 Adams Ave., Odessa; and 1 p.m. Monday at St. Ann’s School library.center_img By admin – January 13, 2018 Facebook Facebook Catholic high school opening pushed back Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

History being made every day

first_img Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Donald J. Trump is the President. Publix is coming to town and the chocolate melted on my Moon Pie.The order of significance of those events in my life, I’m not sure.The world has known for months that, the Good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, “The Donald” would be The President. The advent of the coming of Publix has been a certainty, even longer. Only the melting chocolate was unexpected. Book Nook to reopen You Might Like What I remember about Christmas At the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee in October, the 12,000 of us who came to bask in the… read more Sponsored Content Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 21, 2017 That “Donald” is the premier storyteller in today’s world.The New York Times reported that Donald Davis’ stories often leave listeners limp with laughter at the same time they struggle with a lump in the throat.I thought back to the first time I heard “The Donald” on stage. It was on a cold and rainy day in J’boro 15 years and more ago. Already 1,500 people packed the tent to hear the master storyteller. People were standing four-deep around the tent, sheltered by rain hoods, umbrellas or anything else that would shed water.My first thought was that nobody or nothing is worth this. But that thought never got down as far as my feet. For the next hour, I stood mesmerized by “The Donald” and something as simple as a story. “The Donald” has his work cut out for him, as my granny would say, and add that the world is going to hell in a handbasket. To that, I would say amen and amen.Back in October, I was in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee for the annual National Storytelling Festival, which will celebrate 45 years in 2017. Ironically, “The Donald” took the Oath of Office as the 45th President of the United States of America in 2017. One has nothing to do with the other, other than it’s just interesting.Back to Jonesborough, I was taking a short cut from one storytelling concert tent to the other, and was pleased to see a huge sign that read, “Donald Davis for President.” Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell History being made every day Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder I have a plaque with a little pig-tailed girl hanging by her feet from the limb of a tree. It reads: Remember how simple life used to be?”Life used to be simple – as simple as hanging from a tree or hearing a story well told.Today, life is not simple. It’s complicated. It’s chaotic. The simple things of life seem to be passing us by. If we could all just stop for a minute and, as the old adage says, stop and smell the roses instead of throwing rocks and temper tantrums every time things don’t go our way. If we would just sit down and listen to a story or savor a moment spent with those we care about instead of yelling mean and hateful words and spitting hate and distrust. Then it wouldn’t matter if Donald Trump is the President or Publix is coming to town. It would only matter that the chocolate melted on my Moon Pie.Jaine Treadwell is features editor of The Messenger. Email her at [email protected] The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more