Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgCaudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileCaudan Development Limited deals in the investment and development of real estate properties and provision of security services in Mauritius. The company also owns, promotes and develops Le Caudan Waterfront, which is a mixed commercial project on the waterfront of Port Louis. Apart from Le Caudan Waterfront, Caudan Development Limited rents out industrial buildings situated at Pailles, Riche Terre, and Albion Dock. The company also deals in the sale of alarm equipment and property protection services. Caudan Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Hotshots: Glasgow lock Callum Hunter-Hill

first_img TAGS: Glasgow Warriors LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS When did you first play rugby?At about eight, at my local club North Berwick. I loved it and was a front-row until I shot up in height in my mid-teens.When did things take off for you?I missed Scotland U16 selection but grew half a foot one summer and had a good game for Stewart’s Melville HS v Strathallan when some guys were watching. So I made Scotland U18 and was coached by Eddie Pollock, who has had a huge influence on my development.Who else helped you climb the ladder?My mum has been a driving force, and guys like Jimmy Moran and Bryn Lockie at Stewart’s Melville.Who did you like watching as a youngster?Nathan Hines, Johnnie Beattie, Ally Hogg. Also Simon Taylor, who I played against in a club game a couple of years ago. I have a photo of me aged nine getting his autograph!You were picked for the Macphail Scholarship to New Zealand. How did you find that?Fantastic. To be immersed in that culture for three months, improving your skills and off-field behaviours, was incredible. I played for Christchurch Colts and my mentor was (ex-All Black) Dominic Bird.What was the biggest benefit to your game?My ball handling was a weakness before but it’s a strength now. I think my breakdown clear-out is one area that needs to improve. Date of birth: 27 February 1997. Country: Scotland. Strong contender: Callum Hunter-Hill (right) is tackled in the U20 Six Nations Italy. (Photo: Inpho) Are you still in education?Yes, I’m in my first year at Glasgow University studying geography. It’s beneficial to be doing something on the side.Who are you playing for this season?As an academy player at Glasgow we get loaned out and I’ve been playing for Stirling County – a brilliant club. Plus Scotland in the U20 Six Nations.RW Verdict: Hunter-Hill is going up in the world – and not just because he’s 6ft 7in and still growing. A natural leader who captained Scotland U18 in last year’s FIRA/AER European Championship, he’s ready to kick on. First published in the April 2016 edition of Rugby World magazine.last_img read more

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Church leaders in Wales unite against change in organ donation…

first_img The Rev. Carol Luther says: By Anna MorrellPosted Jan 25, 2012 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Tags Press Release Service Comments (2) Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ann Willis Scott says: Submit an Event Listing Comments are closed. Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Anglican Communion Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Church in Wales] The leaders of three church denominations in Wales are joining forces to oppose the Welsh government’s proposals to change the law on organ donation.Leaders of the Church in Wales, the Roman Catholic Church and the Wales Eastern Orthodox Mission on Jan. 23 sent a joint response to the government on its plans to introduce presumed consent for organ donation in Wales.The government published its White Paper, Proposals for Legislation on Organ and Tissue Donation, in November and public consultation continues until the end of January. The church response is signed by all the bishops of the Church in Wales and Roman Catholic Bishops in Wales, including Anglican Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan and Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cardiff George Stack. It is also signed by Father Deiniol, Archimandrite of the Wales Eastern Orthodox Mission.While fully supporting the principle of organ donation, the church leaders outline their objections to presumed consent and urge the government to reconsider. They call for an independent body to conduct a genuinely open consultation considering a range of possibilities, without prior commitments to a particular legislative proposal. This should look at systems that include aspects of opt-in, opt-out and mandated choice.They warn, “If the proposals in the White Paper are not subject to independent scrutiny then there is a real danger that a change in the law would alienate a significant proportion of the public and undermine the positive image of organ donation and the reputation of Wales. For while a high rate of voluntary donation speaks of a culture of generosity, a system of presumed consent would “turn donation into action by default”.The key messages from the joint submission include:Organ donation is a profoundly Christian and positive act.The positive ethos of donation as a free gift is endangered by an ill-judged if well intentioned proposal to move from voluntary donation to presumed consent.Extreme concern that while responses are being invited on the proposals in the White Paper, the central proposal, which is the shift from donation to presumed consent, is presented as a fait accompli.The belief that changing from opt-in to opt-out would improve the rate of transplantation is not justified by the available evidence.  It should not be taken for granted that changing the law to a system of opt-out/presumed consent would increase the availability of organs for transplantation.The most effective way to increase rates of both organ donation and family agreement to donation after death is to encourage people to sign the Organ Donation Register and to talk about the issue with relatives and those close to them.The White Paper calls for a “soft opt-out” system in which the relatives will always be consulted, but the ideas of “consultation” or being “involved in the process” are ambiguous. The law needs to state unambiguously whether relatives will be able to refuse permission for the removal of organs.On Jan. 21 about 100 people attended a Church in Wales organized public meeting to discuss the morality of presumed consent. They heard view points from Morgan; Roy Thomas, executive chair of Kidney Wales Foundation; and Dr. Chris Jones, medical director of NHS Wales. It was held at St. John the Baptist church in Cardiff city center.— Anna Morrell is the Archbishop of Wales’ media officer. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Church leaders in Wales unite against change in organ donation law Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA January 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm I agree that organ donation needs to be closely monitored. The issues are different in different countries. As an American, I would very much like to make a gift of my organs when I die, but the complexities of capitalism make this a difficult decision. Currently, the free gift of my organ generates large profits in the medical industrial complex with no consideration paid my heirs; conversely, the donated organ is not presented as a free gift to its recipient. My body being a free gift from God, I cannot, in good conscience sell it for private gain. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ January 26, 2012 at 4:34 pm We can nitpick all we want, BUT…. it usually boils down to life or death. Why a dead person (or her family) would refuse life to another, is beyond me. If my kidneys are still worth harvesting after I’m done with them — have at it! Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

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Interactive timeline of the history of women’s ordination

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis To interact with this timeline, close the introduction and use the slider at the bottom to scroll through the events. To explore an event, click on it. You will then have options to read the details, delve deeper and connect with related online resources.For a full screen version, click here. Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Philadelphia 11, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Mary Frances Schjonberg says: July 29, 2014 at 7:57 pm The Rev. Susan Slaughter’s ordination and that of the Rev. Suzanne Lynn Ward’s in the Diocese of San Joaquin, also in 2009, are both noted in the entry about the Rev. Margaret “Peggy” Lee. Rector Martinsville, VA July 29, 2014 at 5:42 pm Susan Slaughter became the first woman ordained to the priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on November 15, 2009, by the Rt. Rev. Edwin F. Gulick, Jr., provisional bishop of Fort Worth. She was ordained a deacon on Oct. 12, 2002. She was installed as the first woman rector by the Rt. Rev. Wallis Ohl, second provisional bishop of Fort Worth, on the same day she was ordained a priest. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Interactive timeline of the history of women’s ordination Rosemary Gooden says: Rector Smithfield, NC Joan Gundersen says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Rev Dr Ellen Barrett (Sr Helena,OSB) says: Columba Gilliss says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events July 28, 2014 at 7:45 pm Also in January 1977 the Rev. Ann Coburn and her husband Mike were ordained priest at St. James, Danbury CT. The Coburns had been deacons for several years, waiting for women’s ordination to pass. There was a massive turn out for the occasion, at which The Rt. Rev. John B. Coburn, Michael’s father, presided. Yes, there were a couple of the “men in black suits” who stood up and made objection to Ann’s ordination, but Bp. Coburn was well-prepared, succinctly responding to the objection and dismissing it. I recall reporters from the NYC news media in the church’s balcony, and our concern as to whether it would actually hold them up! As a new Episcopalian then, I had no idea of the significance of the occasion, although I was glad to be on the front row of the choir and able to see everything first hand. Later I came to appreciate deeply having been present for that historic event, and added deep admiration to the liking and respect I already for Ann. When she celebrated her first eucharist I was present, and it crossed my mind for the first time, that possibly I, too, might be ordained one day. Fifteen years later, on the occasion of my own ordination to the priesthood, I was profoundly thankful for the grace of having been present at Ann’s ordination and for having experienced her ministry. September 17, 2016 at 5:40 am I too was ordained priest in January 1977 (on the 10th by Bishop Moore). Columba Gillis and I were clasmates at GTS a year behind Page and Peggy. Jeanette Piccard was at General with us in our Junior year. Annette Ruark (aka Anne Hazen) was ordained that same night at Holy Apostles, Manhattan. Columba sang the Gospel as deacon. Carter Heyward, who had been ‘received into her [priestly] order’ the night before was my priest presenter. I was present at both the 1973 and 1976 General Conventions and at Barbara Harris’s Consecration to the Episcopate. Many of the women mentioned on this timeline were/are known to me and should receive far more recognition than they have for making the Episcopal Church a more dynamic and inclusive outpost of the Jesus Movement. I am glad to see this timeline–as an historian I would like us all to be aware of our foremothers and never take for granted what they have made possible for so many more. ‘There were giants in the earth in those days!’ However, it is equally true that ‘la lucha continua!. God bless you all. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Peggy Muncie says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Women’s Ministry, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Katie Sherrod says: Nancy Platt says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Washington, DC August 28, 2014 at 8:54 am I’m another of the January ’77 priests. Bishop Wetmore ordained me in St. Ann’s Church for the Deaf in New York on the 30th. It was a deaf service. I had sent word to those who had protested at previous ordinations in the diocese asking them to contact the seminarian who would be interpreting for the bishop and other hearing people and although one or two did stand in protest none of them spoke. I am particularly grateful to the deaf priest who preached and others who came.Columba Gilliss Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls April 6, 2016 at 5:19 pm Thank you for sharing this information. There is a typo, however, in the date for Page’s ordination, which I assume was 1977. You wrote 1777. Oh well, I guess it doesn’t matter. Everyone will know the date. I am writing a biography on Bishop Walter Dennis. I’d like to know what your experiences with him were like as well as any additional information you may wish to share. My book include’s a chapter on women’s ordination. You may reach me at the Diocese of Chicago. The bishop’s assistant will give you my contact information. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 September 16, 2016 at 10:05 am Beryl Choi was another of the January 1977 ordinands. She was ordained in Pittsburgh by Bishop Robert Appleyard on January 9. Press Release Service March 11, 2016 at 4:14 pm I was GTS’s first woman graduate along with the now late, Page Elizabeth Smith Bigelow. She was ordained deacon in June of 1974 in Diocese of Newark.I was ordained deacon June 15, 1974 in Diocese of Long Island. Page was priested in January of 1777. I being 8 months pregnant in January waited untilApril 25, 1977. I was ordained in the chapel at Vassar College where I served on the campus ministry team. I was ordained for theDiocese of New York howeverBishop Moore asked my Bishop since postulancy, The Rev Jonathan Goodhue Sherman to ordain me.Despite a protest on Long Island, there were over 45 priests laying hands on my head and welcoming me to the sacred order of priests.A special moment. When the Bishop processed in his chaplain carried the entire file of my seven years of preparation. He moved to the altar and placed the file in the center as if to dare anyone to object. Not a voice did. Praise God for that moment and every moment of the journey. Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Comments (10) Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Rev. Peggy Blanchard says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ September 17, 2016 at 7:37 am I was among the 35 women ordained else where because of the Montgomery Model. He and the Standing Committee of Chicago refused to testifyto the suitability of a woman for ordination to the priesthood. Although Biship Primo would have ordained us, the Standing Committee’s behavior stopped all of that and we had to seek other Dioceses. I went to Massachusetts, Bishop Arnold came to Chicago to ordain me and then none of us were allowedto return to Chicago on paper for 6 months. Nothing changed until Bsp Griswold came to Chicago as Bishop about 4 years. Nice to have the timeline remembrance. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Women’s Ordination 40th Anniversary By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 28, 2014 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

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Media freedom on hold in South Sudan because of civil war

first_imgNews News Help by sharing this information RSF welcomes UN Special Rapporteur’s statement calling for justice for Christopher Allen three years on to go further August 25, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News December 23, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on South Sudan Organisation South SudanAfrica News RSF_en The anniversary, on 9 July, was a sad one. Despite all the obstacles, South Sudan had initially seemed to embody a new hope of stability and democracy in the region. But it soon relapsed into the divisive conflicts that had undermined this land and its peoples before independence. The toll so far from the civil war that began on 15 December is thousands of dead and more than a million displaced, according to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.After visiting South Sudan in July 2013, Reporters Without Borders wrote a report about the challenges it faced, including censorship and the need to train journalists. Rising to the challenges had seemed possible then in this young state, where the security forces and journalists met regularly and engaged in a healthy dialogue, and a progressive media law was in the process of being approved.But this fragile progress has been shattered by the extreme violence that has gripped South Sudan for the past six months.Newspapers – first victims of the crisisThe net was closing on the media in the capital, Juba, even before fighting broke out on 15 December.The latest issue of the Arabic-language daily Almasier was confiscated on 7 December after it reported statements critical of President Salva Kiir at a news conference by members of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) opposed to Kiir. At the same time, Almasier’s editor and CEO were summoned for questioning by the National Security Services (NSS). Nhial Bol, the editor of the independent English-language daily The Citizen, was arrested on 10 December and copies of its latest issue were seized during a raid by the security forces the next day. Both The Citizen and Almasier had been the targets of similar acts of intimidation in the past, while Almasier’s English language version had been banned since 2011.Worse outside JubaThe violence against the media is very real in the areas that came under the control of the “opposition SPLA,” the rebels led by former Vice-President Riek Machar. For the most part, journalists can no longer work there, having fled into exile or ended up in camps for displaced persons. The equipment of many radio stations has been systematically destroyed.In some cases where radio stations have been spared, they have been requisitioned to broadcast rebel messages. In Bentiu, in Unity State, rebel broadcasters have even resorted to hate speech. Calls were made on Radio Bentiu FM for the removal of certain ethnic groups and the rape of their women. Hundreds died in the ensuing massacre in April 2014, according to the UN.Even when journalists are still working, little is reported. Some journalists with access to rebel-controlled areas have preferred not to use the interviews they have conducted for fear of endangering the interviewees or themselves.As the political conflict has followed ethnic lines, journalists who are members of Machar’s Nuer tribe are automatically regarded as opposition supporters, while those who belong to President Kiir’s ethnic group, the Dinka, cannot work in rebel-held territory.“Patriotic” journalismThe range of subjects that are off-limits has expanded steadily throughout the country. South Sudanese officials like “patriotic” journalism and are sensitive about their reputation.Information minister Michael Makuei told journalists in Juba in March that they risked being arrested or expelled for “hostile propaganda” if they interviewed members of the opposition. The media should take “a neutral position that does not agitate against the government,” he said.A few days later, President Kiir banned journalists from covering his private life, claiming that this was a “clear violation of our constitution.” Newspaper publishers recently wrote to the government requesting an explanation for the verbal threats received from security officials, who had ordered them not to publish any articles about governance issues or federalism. Denying the existence of any such orders in a letter on 2 July, the information minister said: “The government has not and will never issue any directive, verbal or written (…) censoring debate or publication of articles on federalism or any other issues of public interest.”Speaking on 2 July, presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny said: “The debate about federalism or any system of governance is enshrined under the freedom of expression under article 24 of the constitution, so we cannot curtail anybody’s freedom of speech, about any system of governance they might want to discuss.”Censorship and self-censorshipNonetheless, 15,000 copies of Juba Monitor’s latest issue were seized the same day after it published an article about federalism. Previous issues were confiscated on 18 March and 10 April for referring to a rebel advance and for interviewing a former minister who joined the opposition.When 3,000 copies of The Citizen were seized in a raid on 7 July, an official told the Sudan Tribune that the motive was “security concerns” rather than any attempt to gag journalists.The Citizen publisher Nhial Bol Aken said the seizures are causing major losses that are jeopardizing the newspaper’s economic future. Is South Sudan trying to use economic methods to throttle or pressure its media, like its northern neighbour? Earlier this year, it was firmly suggested to Citizen TV, which is owned by the same group, that it should give reports about the president more prominence and put them at the start of its news programmes.Eye Radio’s editor, Beatrice Murail, had to resign and was asked to leave the country after she had approved the broadcast of a press conference recording, given by a former pro-Machar minister. On the very same day, three journalists of the radio were summoned and questionned during long hours by NSS. The radio is still broadcasting.”According to Oliver Modi, the head of the Union of Journalists of South Sudan (UJOSS), there have been at least five cases of journalists being summoned for interrogation or arrested in Juba and more than 10 other cases in other parts of the country since the start of the conflict in December. It is way of keeping media personnel under pressure. Self-censorship, which journalists and media observers say was already a problem in South Sudan before the crisis, has now reached alarming proportions.“The media can no longer play their early-warning, watchdog role,” one media observer said. “A certain level of self-censorship has always been present but if you want to continue living and working as a journalist in Juba nowadays, you have to avoid controversial questions, which means anything to do with security.”Even the staff of UN-run Radio Miraya, which used to be more outspoken, have been threatened and temporarily evacuated. Some accuse the station of now broadcasting nothing but reports unlikely to cause any offence.Legislative reforms on holdFinally, the media law that should have been voted in December 2013 has been postponed indefinitely to the dismay of journalists, who would like to be free as soon as possible of information ministry control, to which they are subject in the absence of any media legislation. This often results in abuses, such as journalists having to register with the minister in order to work. While not perfect, the proposed media law adheres to international standards, guaranteeing respect for the public interest, the creation of a regulatory body under parliamentary supervision and civil society involvement in the appointment of the head of the public broadcaster, journalists say.When a delegation of journalists went to parliament on 20 June to enquire about the proposed media law’s status, they were told: “The media law is not the priority, security and peace are the priority.”Reporters Without Borders urges the government not to make the mistake of sacrificing respect for civil liberties to security. Created in reaction to the violence and arbitrary rule that its population suffered at the hands of its northern neighbour, South Sudan must keep trying to guarantee a free and independent press. This requires adoption of the media law and an end to newspaper seizures and harassment of journalists.Only in this way will it be possible to avoid mortgaging the future of this young country, which has fallen steadily in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index since its creation and is now ranked 119th out of 180 countries.(photo slideshow : President Salva Kiir, Goran Tomasevic, Reuters)(photo logo : Michael Makuei, Information minister) South SudanAfrica Online memorial and writing prize launched to mark 30th birthday of slain journalist Christopher Allen July 11, 2014 – Updated on May 31, 2016 Media freedom on hold in South Sudan because of civil war On the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, Reporters Without Borders has assessed the current state of freedom of information and its dashed aspirations in the world’s youngest state, which has been riven by civil war since mid-December 2013. 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58 people on trolleys

first_imgAdvertisement Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days News58 people on trolleysBy Bernie English – November 7, 2016 665 WhatsApp Print Email 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL University Hospital Limerick.LIMERICK University Hospital Emergency Department had the highest number of people waiting on trolleys in the country today (Monday) with a record number of 58 patients waiting for admission in the emergency department.The hospital far outstripped other hospitals around the country, in terms of patients waiting, with other ED’s numbering in the mid to low 20’s.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Management of the hospital group have long acknowledged that the ED is not fir for purpose. A new ED is currently under construction and is due to open in the spring of next year. Previous articlecompetition winnerNext articleGAA – Action from Patrickwell versus Glen Rovers Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April TAGSED. trolleysfeatureduniversity hospital limerick Facebook 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Linkedin Twitter Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bedlast_img read more

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Council respond to dust complaints in Raheen and Mungret

first_imgLinkedin HSE Mid West Community Healthcare and UL Hospitals Group urges public to avoid household visits and social gatherings for St Patrick’s Day Protests planned after Irish Cement incinerator gets go-ahead Call for ban on use of helium balloons in Limerick TAGSEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA)HSE Mid WestIrish CementLimerick City and Council CouncilMungretRaheen Minister asked to review need for more incinerators in Limerick WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emailcenter_img Previous articleRecruitment Open Day For Project Engineering TechniciansNext articleWin cinema tickets Editor NewsCommunityHealthCouncil respond to dust complaints in Raheen and MungretBy Editor – April 28, 2017 1161 The Irish Cement Factory in Limerick.Limerick City and County Council has responded to complaints about dust deposition made by residents in Mungret and Raheen. The complaints described thick dust deposited on cars, roofs and windows, solar panels and garden furniture, with the belief being that the source of the dust was likely to be the nearby Irish Cement plant.In a joint statement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) the council said that the, “samples of dust from cars belonging to a number of complainants have been analysed and compared to samples of materials from the Irish Cement facility.  The results indicate that the dust deposits contained Irish cement plant material along with ambient dusts due to the extended dry weather.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The EPA and Limerick City and County Council have assessed the extent to which other potential sources of dust may exist in the area.  To date, no such source has been identified as being a likely contributor to the issue.As a result the EPA has initiated a formal Compliance Investigation into the management and control of dust at the Irish Cement facility.  As part of this investigation, the company is conducting a detailed inspection of the material and product handling infrastructure and processes over the entire site to identify any potential defects.  Irish Cement are to conclude the review in a month and to report back regularly to the EPA as it progresses.  Any defects or failures are to be rectified immediately on discovery.It went on to say that, “health advice based on sampling results to date and surveillance of healthcare usage confirms that exposure to the dust may cause respiratory irritation but does not pose a serious health risk in the short term.”In relation to possible health implications, HSE Mid-West liaised with general practitioners and the local hospital emergency department.  To date, no unusual patterns of ill health have been identified.  HSE Mid-West will continue to monitor the situation in the coming weeks.Reacting to this investigation, Irish Cement said that it “apologises for any inconvenience caused to its neighbours and commits to continuing to work with all the agencies and local communities to rectifying the situation.”It also stated that it had taken a number of “proactive steps locally”and had “made arrangements for car washes and cleaning of affected properties.”The EPA and Limerick City and County Council are establishing a network of dust monitoring units in four locations in Limerick city that will provide information on dust levels for assessment against air quality standards and will support ongoing health risk assessment by the HSE.  The first of these units has been located in the Mungret/ Raheen area, and the remaining units should be in place by the 5th May.  Results obtained and an assessment of any potential for adverse health impacts will be published in subsequent updates in this series.Limerick City and County Council intends that the monitoring network will be upgraded to provide online real-time air quality information for Limerick.Members of the public are encouraged to contact the EPA in the event of experiencing dust or other nuisance from EPA licensed facilities, either through the EPA website (https://lema.epa.ie/complaints) or at 053-916 0600 (24 hours). Twitter Analog Devices donation of two playing pitches to enhance community living Print Advertisement Protest planned in Limerick after Irish Cement given green light to burn alternative fuelslast_img read more

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French encampment the real veal in West Limerick

first_imgLinkedin Print NewsCommunityPoliticsFrench encampment the real veal in West LimerickBy Alan Jacques – July 13, 2019 290 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Twitter Advertisement Kevin Sheahan, Fianna Fáil. Photo: Cian ReinhardtFORMER Mayor Kevin Sheahan believes there is no reason a troupe of French Travellers who set up camp illegally in a field in West Limerick last month shouldn’t be welcomed on their return to the area.The Fianna Fáil councillor explained at this Tuesday’s meeting of the Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District that he visited the site in Croagh with an engineer from the local office. According to Cllr Sheahan, the encampment was not a “threat to the community or environment”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He told council members that the Evangelical group travel across Europe to pray with Traveller communities, and warn against excessive consumption of alcohol and using physical violence as a means to settle disputes.“I spoke to their leader through an English interpreter on the Monday morning who told me they were leaving the site on the Thursday to be in Monasterevin by lunchtime. I didn’t see the need to get a court injunction to have them moved on as they would already have left the site by the time we got it,” he explained.“I saw them cooking what I thought to be large pork chops, but it was veal, the real veal, the light-coloured kind that looks like pork. They were very pleasant people and were not a threat to the community or environment.”The former mayor went onto reveal that the French troupe plan on coming back to the area in December or March next.“As EU citizens, they are perfectly entitled to come here and as long as they obey planning laws there is no reason we shouldn’t welcome them. I didn’t see as much as a teaspoon on the ground. These people are Evangelical Christians,” he added.Independent councillor and barrister Emmett O’Brien told Cllr Sheahan that his “instinct” was 100 per cent right in not seeking a court injunction.“It would have been completely daft after they had already upped and left the place,” he said.Independent councillor Richard O’Donoghue was also glad to see “common sense prevailed”.Cllr Sheahan’s Fianna Fáil colleague Bridie Collins also visited the site and told council members that there wasn’t “as much as a sweet wrapper” left behind.Cllr Sheahan described the main tent in the camp to his council colleagues to that of a circus tent.“There was enough clowns there alright,” Fine Gael councillor Stephen Keary claimed.He also took issue with Cllr Sheahan’s knowledge of the geography of the area, insisting the encampment was in Rathkeale Commons and not Croagh.Keary’s party colleague Adam Teskey then took the opportunity to praise Cllr Sheahan for his stand on national radio last month over a Satanic heavy metal band performing in King John’s Castle.“People who tear up Bibles in the name of the fun are just sick. The Bible is very dear to my heart and I must compliment you for your stand on the Matt Cooper show over this concert,” the Deputy Mayor commented.In response, Cllr Sheahan said he was “very annoyed” that Satanists were allowed perform in a public space in Limerick. Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email TAGSCommunityLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick lose ground in play-off race following Bray defeatNext articleWatch: Limerick Pride marks 50 years of Stonewall Riots with ‘World Pride’ theme Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

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HUD OIG Audit Finds Florida-Based Lender in Violation of FHA’s Short Sale Program

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / HUD OIG Audit Finds Florida-Based Lender in Violation of FHA’s Short Sale Program October 2, 2014 1,100 Views Previous: Five States Account for Nearly Half of Completed Foreclosures in Last 12 Months Next: Democratic Congress Members Call for Review of FRBNY The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD OIG) has recommended that Jacksonville, Florida-based EverBank Servicing Lender reimburse HUD more than $1.5 million for violating the terms of the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Preforeclosure Sale Program.HUD OIG issued the findings of a recently conducted audit of EverBank’s Preforeclosure Sale Program in a 57-page report earlier in the week. In the report, HUD OIG states the audit revealed that EverBank “did not properly determine that mortgagors were eligible to participate in FHA’s Preforeclosure Sale Program in accordance with HUD requirements.”The audit revealed that EverBank failed to:Properly evaluate mortgagors’ financial state, which includes determining whether the default was due to an adverse or unavoidable financial situation;Determine whether or not the mortgagors could pay the FHA loan;Substantiate whether the cause of default was related to the mortgagors’ need to vacate the property.”This condition occurred because EverBank’s interpretation of the program requirements that it adopted to qualify the mortgagors for the program was not in accordance with HUD requirements,” the audit said. “As a result, the FHA insurance fund paid nearly $1.6 million in improper claims for 11 preforeclosure sales, including lender and mortgagors incentives.”The audit made two recommendations for EverBank: reimburse HUD for the 11 ineligible claims totaling $1,567,518; and implement policies and procedures in accordance with HUD requirements in order to properly determine whether mortgagors are eligible for the FHA Preforeclosure Sale Program.According to HUD OIG, EverBank was chosen for the audit because it “had the highest Florida foreclosure sale claims of all servicing lenders located in Florida.” With more than $12.9 million paid from 2011 to 2013, more than 50 percent of EverBank’s Florida Federal Housing Administration claims came from preforeclosure sales. Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Federal Housing Administration FHA HUD HUD OIG preforeclosure sales Short Sales 2014-10-02 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Postcenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News About Author: Brian Honea HUD OIG Audit Finds Florida-Based Lender in Violation of FHA’s Short Sale Program Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Federal Housing Administration FHA HUD HUD OIG preforeclosure sales Short Sales The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

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‘Ivy Gap’ at Claudia Crosby Theater tonight

first_imgLatest Stories You Might Like Enough already To the Editor: When I was eight I heard Arkansas republicans chanting “Nixon Nixon he’s my man, Kennedy belongs in… read more Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration A large audience is expected because “Ivy Gap” will appeal to such a wide range of people and because people like to laugh. And, they will laugh, Blair said.A successful patrons’ drive is key to the success of any TAC event and this year’s drive was one of the best ever.“The patrons’ drive just ended on Oct. 8, and it was a great success,” Blair said. “We have an outstanding calendar of events that will feature Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Pirates of Penzance,’ Shelia Jackson and Company, The American Spiritual Ensemble, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and the Kandinsky Trio.”Although the patrons’ drive has officially ended, it’s not too late to become a Troy Arts Council patron. Published 10:00 pm Monday, October 13, 2008 The Troy Arts Council will kickoff its 2008-09 calendar of events tonight when “1st Baptist of Ivy Gap” comes to the stage of the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.Jerry Spann, TAC presenter chair, said that ‘”1st Baptist of Ivy Gap,” promises to be a crowd pleaser.“Everybody will enjoy ‘First Baptist of Ivy Gap,’ even those who aren’t Baptist,” Spann said laughing. “Although it’s basically a comedy, there will be serious moments because the first act is set during World War II. The second act takes place 20 years later. I’m looking forward to seeing ‘First Baptist of Ivy Gap’ and we encourage everyone to join us for this night of great entertainment.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Skip By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave 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 HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Blair said there will be a table for patron enlistments at tonight’s performance of “Ivy Gap.’Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students.“Tonight’s performance will be included with the purchase of a patron’s ticket,” Blair said. “So, those who become patrons tonight will get the full benefit of our outstanding calendar of events for 2008-09.”Patron levels that include season tickets to TAC events are: $75 and up, one ticket; $101 and up, two tickets; $176 and up, three tickets; $251 and up, four tickets; and $400 and up, six tickets.Blair said the TAC has planned “kickers” for “Ivy Gap” and future performances that will involve the audience and make the performances more meaningful to the community.Tonight’s performance will begin at 7:30. Tickets may be purchased at the Pink Parlor, Printing Press and Troy University music department. Tickets will also be available at the door.The ‘1st Baptist of Ivy Gap’ performance is sponsored by the TAC with support from Troy University and the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “Ivy Gap” is a comedy that has heart and drama and features six zany and wise characters. There are a number of subplots that make it a very interesting play.Elaine Blair, patrons’ chair, agreed that “Ivey Gap” is sure to be a tremendous hit with people of all ages.“This play will be of particular interest to our World War II veterans because much of it takes place during World War II,” Blair said. “We will recognize all veterans at some point during the evening, so we encourage our veterans to come out and enjoy this special event with us and be recognized for their dedicated service to our country.” ‘Ivy Gap’ at Claudia Crosby Theater tonightlast_img read more

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