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Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) 2011 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAfromedia Plc is a leading media solutions provider in Nigeria which primarily produces out-of-home media platforms for airport and roadside advertising. The company started in 1959 as a small service arm of West Africa Publicity (WAP) which was incorporated in 1928 as part of the parent company, United Africa Company Plc (UACL). At the time, two companies were set up; Afromedia Nigeria Plc, to handle outdoor advertising services; and Lintas Plc to handle agency work. Both companies were run as independent members of the UACL Group. Afromedia Nigeria Plc was acquired by its Nigerian management team and became Afromedia Plc in 1972. Airport structures produced by Afromedia include backlit boxes, electroluminescent structures, ultra-waves, drop-down banners and wall drapes. Roadside structures produced by Afromedia include lamp post banners, LED lamp post banners, IAT uni-poles (illuminate advertising tower) and Super 48 sheet structure light boxes. Afromedia Plc’s head office is in Ikeja, Nigeria. Afromedia Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) 2019 annual report.Company ProfileI&M Holdings Limited (I&M Bank Group) is a financial services institution providing products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Mauritius. Its product offering ranges from transactional accounts, home and car loans and overdraft and term loans to e-commerce payment and salary processing services, trade finance and insurance premium financing services I&M Bank Group also provides services for foreign exchange, fund transfers, tax payment, bancassurance and agency banking. Its investment management division offers securities accounts and fiduciary services and facilitates the purchase and sale of securities from the stock market and invests in government securities. Its asset finance division caters for personal and corporate clients and covers vehicle and machinery purchases and cash management services. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. I&M Holdings Limited
Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCutix Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing and selling a range of electrical wires, cables and switchgear assemblies. The company produces bare copper conductors, bare stranded copper conductors, insulated copper conductors, PVC insulated copper cables, PVC insulated single/double sheathed-core aluminium cables and PVC insulated and sheathed flat twin/three-core copper cables. Cutix Plc also produces aluminium twist cables and conductors to connect homes to low tension lines; used to connect power from high tension wire for street lighting; used in high tension cables for high voltage power transmissions; or used in overhead power transmission. The company also produces a range of flexible cables for household electrical appliances and wiring of fixtures and appliances; automotive cables for motor vehicles; and insulated and sheathed armored cables for underground installations at industrial plants, substations and power utility distribution schemes. The company’s head office is in Newi, Nigeria. Cutix Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Please enter your comment! Trump 101 Classes: If he indicates a news story is fake, you then know it’s true……if he indicates a news story is true, you then know it’s fake……. 1 COMMENT Mama Mia Title I funding, which sends grants to the states to improve the academic achievement levels of disadvantaged children, is allocated by the U.S. Department of Education.Cortes argues that Title I grants often require excessive amounts of oversight and regulatory activity, which eats into how much funding reaches the students.“In my county [Seminole County], out of the 31 elementary schools, 16 are Title I. They have four full-time staffers dedicated just for Title I paperwork and administration, which drives up the costs that should go to the students,” Cortes said.Cortes cited a Jan. 6 letter the DOE sent to Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart informing her that the Florida general assessment for reading/language arts and mathematics in grades 3-8 only “partially meets requirements.”As a result, the FLDOE must “provide substantial additional information to demonstrate it meets the requirements” or face threats to funding.“Because one of the State’s components has partially met the requirements, the Department is placing a condition on the State’s Title I grant award related to those components of the assessment system,” the letter states.Cortes said the letter is an example of bureaucratic red tape coming from the feds.“Your head will spin when you read all of the regulations that they have on [Title I funds],” he said, adding that legislators and teachers in Florida want the money to go to the same things the federal government does — educating needy children.“Where we disagree is how we have to report back to them,” Cortes said.Democratic ranking member Shev Jones, D-West Park, said he understood the goal of the memorial but questioned the timing, saying that the situation at the Department of Education was too “hot” right now.Other members disagreed.“The timing on this couldn’t be better,” said state Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., R-Hialeah.“Title I dollars are allocated for Title I students who meet a certain threshold. We’re not changing who’s eligible. … What this would do is ask Congress to take some of the regulations out of the way and appropriate these dollars down to the districts with more flexibility for them to impact the children in the classroom,” he added.Diaz said trimming down the administrative and regulatory activity associated with the funding would free up an estimated $500 dollars per Title I student.“Now would be a perfect time when we’re trying to reduce testing,” agreed state Rep. Elizabeth Porter, R-Lake City. “At least from my local perspective, a lot of the grant dollars that our school system was vying for had to be justified by a lot of additional testing.”Testing reform has recently been discussed in the Florida legislature. A pair of bills in the House and Senate would reform the testing schedule for the next school year.During the meeting, committee Chair Michael Bileca, R-Miami, noted that between $50 million and $75 million of Florida’s Title I funding is spent on administering paperwork, and he urged support for the memorial.“This is the opportunity … with the change in administration, some of what’s coming out of Washington, wanting to get things to state and local control,” Bileca said.After discussion among committee members, the memorial passed by a 15-3 vote. The three dissenters were Jones, state Rep. Kamia Brown, D-Ocoee, and state Rep. Barry Russell, D-Lauderdale Lakes.“Are we doing this because we don’t think the federal government does a good job as far as the dispersion of the funds?” Jones asked.“That’s a great question,” Cortes answered. “No, the reason we’re doing it is we’re seeing more regulations. I compare it to trying to tie your shoestring but using a boat anchor rope to do it.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSFocus on FloridaTitle I Previous articleUpdating Breaking News: Missing Apopka man locatedNext articleApopka Weekly Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR February 23, 2017 at 7:47 pm The Florida House Education Committee has a message for federal regulators: When it comes to Title I funding, we want your money, just not the accompanying regulatory burden.A memorial approved by the House Education Committee on Tuesday would send that message along.The proposed memorial, introduced by committee Vice Chair Bob Cortes, R-Altamonte Springs, creates an official document to be sent to Congress requesting an easing of regulations that accompany Title I funding. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Erin Clark is a Florida reporter for Watchdog.org. A graduate of the University of Richmond, Clark competed on the professional tennis circuit for several years before returning to writing. Her work has been republished in national and state publications, including the Apopka Voice, Bradenton Herald, Saint Peters Blog, Florida Politics, Sunshine State News, and Townhall. A member of the Investigative Reporters & Editors network and the Florida Press Association, she can be reached at [email protected] Focus on FloridaBy Erin Clark of Watchdog.org Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Japan Lifted-Garden House / acaa “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/404889/lifted-garden-house-acaa Clipboard Projects photographs: Hiroshi UedaPhotographs: Hiroshi UedaSave this picture!© Hiroshi UedaText description provided by the architects. This is the complex building with clinic on the first floor and the doctor’s dwelling place on the second floor. With the tree planting that bring better feeling to patients in the inner courtyard, they can be viewed from the lobby and entrance of the clinic. Furthermore, as the trees can also be seen from outside of the building through the deck, people walking by should also be able to feel the season’s change.Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThe dwelling place on the second floor is placed as if it is floating above the parking space. The dwelling place is L-shaped opposite to the clinic. The clinic and dwelling place are placed across each other with the inner courtyard in the middle however the directions of the eyes would not meet since they are in the different levels.Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThe roof of the clinic is an open area as the rooftop garden. Various types of plants and trees are established on the stair-like wood deck with different levels. The floor of the dwelling place continuing flat to wood deck is the outcome of the careful consideration into details. The deep and low canopy top makes the proportion of the beautiful building. It also relates immensely to producing the sense of openness to the rooftop. We expect the trees growing big will provide nice leafy shade in summer, making the place of relief for the doctor and patients.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessKindergarden between Palms in Los Alcazares / Cor & AsociadosSelected ProjectsLeaning Out: Women in Global PracticeEvent Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/404889/lifted-garden-house-acaa Clipboard Photographs Year: Lifted-Garden House / acaaSave this projectSaveLifted-Garden House / acaa Architects: acaa Area Area of this architecture project 2012 CopyClinic, Houses•Japan Area: 618 m² Area: 618 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012 Save this picture!© Hiroshi Ueda+ 31 Share ArchDaily Clinic CopyAbout this officeacaaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHealthcare ArchitectureHealthcareclinicResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesHealthcare ArchitectureMixed UseJapanPublished on July 24, 2013Cite: “Lifted-Garden House / acaa” 24 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Protesters in Tehran, Iran, December 30, 2017.Mass demonstration in Iran’s provincial cities made international news as 2017 ended and elicited tweets from the U.S. president warning Iran’s government not to suppress the protesters. To help orient the progressive and anti-war movement in the United States, Workers World managing editor John Catalinotto spoke with Sara Flounders, co-coordinator of the International Action Center and organizer of the Stop the War on Iran Campaign. WW: What’s most important for the U.S. movement to know about the events starting in late December in Iran?Sara Flounders: Before we go through the facts as best we know them, we need to first make some overall political points clear. First, from here in the center of world imperialism it is important to hold firmly to a basic understanding of the relation between the United States, which is the center of world imperialism, and Iran, a developing country that Washington has targeted since its revolution in February 1979.That revolution against the hated Shah, while ultimately led by clerics, resulted in Iran gaining control of its resources, thus enabling great gains in modernizing the infrastructure, building mass housing, achieving full literacy through free education and providing free medical care for the people.Anti-war and progressive activists need to start with the basics of what they already know about past U.S. campaigns of subversion in Iran as well as Washington’s attempts at regime change in other countries. Otherwise they can get lost in the morass of corporate and social media disinformation.Washington has also targeted Iran because of its long defense of the Palestinian struggle and aid to Lebanon after the massive Israeli bombardment and invasion in 2006. This increased after Iran’s aid to the sovereign Syrian government. The U.S. attempted regime change in Syria starting in 2011 through bombings, sabotage and arming tens of thousands of right-wing and extremist marauders. More recently, Iran has shown solidarity with Yemen, which is facing a massive, protracted war from the Saudi monarchy, supported by the Pentagon.So whatever the details of the current developments, our position here in the center of imperialism must be clear and forceful: U.S. hands off Iran! No intervention from the U.S. can help the Iranian people.WW: And the current events?SF: As far as we can tell, the protests started in Iran’s second-largest city, Mashad, on Dec. 28 and were over rising food prices and unemployment. These protests, centered on economic grievances, quickly spread to other cities in the provinces but not to the capital, Tehran.We should point out that a major, if not the major, cause of the economic problems is U.S. and European Union sanctions, which were imposed many years ago in order to create and increase internal dissension. U.N. sanctions, however, were lifted two years ago, after Iran suspended its nuclear program.In recent years the low global price of oil, in addition to continued U.S. and EU sanctions, have exacerbated unemployment and decreased the government’s ability to provide subsidies for food, fuel, housing and education.The government and other political forces inside Iran seemed to agree at the beginning that the demonstrations were spontaneous, spread rapidly and focused on justified economic demands and cutbacks of government subsidies that impacted the poorest workers. This was also the reaction of President Rouhani, who said the protesters had the right to demonstrate but not to carry out violent actions.The protests then quickly attracted forces that appeared to be totally hostile to the Iranian Revolution, although the extent of this was likely exaggerated in the imperialist media. People in the Iranian government and state apparatus charged there was outside intervention and planned internal subversion. At rallies, people on both sides were shot.This has also happened in Venezuela, Libya and Syria, in demonstrations where unidentified gunmen fire into the crowds and also shoot at police to instigate repression and chaos, which is then blamed on the government.Meanwhile, there have also been pro-government mobilizations in some cities, in Tehran and in the provinces.WW: What has been the U.S. ruling-class reaction?SF: The U.S. president has been openly super-hostile to Iran and wants to break up the nuclear agreement that removed U.N. sanctions from Iran. Trump intervened in December with tweets attacking the Iranian government and encouraging the demonstrators. U.S. representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley then raised in the U.N. Security Council the question of alleged Iranian government repression. Washington was clearly trying to use the events to tear up the nuclear treaty.Whether in Venezuela, Libya, Syria, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe or Iran, imperialism attempts to provoke internal dislocation and highjack whatever opposition arises in order to turn it into a tool against the government. Regardless of the class basis of the original protests, the orientation of the internal right-wing forces, the U.S. State Department and numerous imperialist secret agencies is to make every effort to immediately impact their political character and weaken the state, which they see as an enemy of imperialism.At the U.N., Washington had little support for this, even from the other imperialist countries, which so far have supported the nuclear treaty.Corporate media coverage of the Iranian protests has been extensive and sympathetic to the protesters. It has exaggerated the extent of the protests while criticizing Tehran for repression. How unlike their meager coverage, for example, of Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S., pro-Palestinian demonstrations anywhere or the ongoing protests of the fraudulent election in Honduras.The U.S. government and corporate media hypocritically express full support for protests over rising food prices and economic hardship even as Washington imposes sanctions that dislocate economic development and create wrenching shortages, which can be as brutally effective and destructive as bombs.It is reasonable to suspect a U.S. role in any turmoil in Iran, as the U.S. engineered the 1953 coup that replaced an elected government with rule by the hated shah. In 2009 a U.S. think tank, the Brookings Institute, published a manual on how to overthrow the Iranian government and take control of the country. Chapter headings included: “The Velvet Revolution: Supporting a Popular Uprising” and “Inspiring an Insurgency: Supporting Iranian Minority and Opposition Groups.” (tinyurl.com/y8nkrnmc)But the existence of these U.S. plans doesn’t explain the origin of every struggle.WW: What is the nature of the internal struggle in Iran?SF: Iran is a capitalist country, but its ruling bodies are rooted in a revolutionary upheaval that totally threw out U.S. imperialist domination. It nationalized the oil and gas resources, Iran’s greatest source of wealth. It now has a strong state sector.In the internal class struggle in Iran, as in every capitalist country, the capitalist class seeks to use every leverage and form of corruption to increase its wealth and position.The government of President Rouhani was committed to finalizing negotiations with the U.S. and European powers to end the strangulating economic sanctions. In order to normalize economic relations, the Iranian government also accepted many International Monetary Fund and World Bank demands to drastically reduce subsidies and privatize some industries. This policy was favored by the capitalists and middle class.The IMF and World Bank had earlier made these same demands on Syria and Libya as the price of normalizing economic and especially banking transactions. Before 2011, the IMF had demanded a cut in subsidies to the working class and poor as the price for normalizing relations with these two countries.Currently the Iranian government provides $100 billion per year in subsidies for fuel, bread, sugar, rice, cooking oil and medicine. About 90 percent of the population receives direct cash subsidies each month directly into their bank accounts, at a cost of $30 billion. These subsidies soften the impact of high youth unemployment and closed industries.The recent protests were triggered when cuts in subsidies by the Rouhani government led to a rapid 40 percent increase in the price of eggs and poultry. For the poor to battle these cuts is justified. These were demonstrations demanding social justice. The problem is U.S. intervention and the attempt to wield the protests against the government.WW: And how would you summarize?SF: While as you can see there are other points that help explain the current crisis and the demonstrations, these need to be balanced with defense of Iran’s sovereignty and our complete opposition to U.S. imperialism.The anti-imperialist view from here in the center of U.S. imperialism is: Hands off Iran! End the sanctions! Stop the threats!Don’t believe the corporate media hype. The U.S. sanctions, war threats and sabotage are the greatest source of the problems facing Iran, which is still a developing country.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News News May 31, 2021 Find out more RSF_en May 19, 2021 Find out more CameroonAfrica Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system Help by sharing this information Organisation News Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court News Receive email alerts CameroonAfrica September 28, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities stick to their position on newspaper editor’s death in prison Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case Follow the news on Cameroon Reporters Without Borders is appalled that an enquiry ordered by the president into a journalist’s death in prison last April has come to exactly the same conclusions as to the cause of death as the explanation originally offered by the authorities.The findings of the investigation into the death of Cameroun Express editor Ngota Ngota Germain (aka Bibi Ngota) in Yaoundé’s Kondengui prison on 22 April were presented to a meeting of journalists on 14 September by justice minister and deputy prime minister Amadou Ali (photo).Quoting from an internal report by Norbert Francis Ndi, the chief doctor at the Kondengui prison infirmary, Al said Bibi Ngota died “as a result of opportunistic infections linked to HIV, in a context in which his immune system has completely collapsed.” No signs of torture were found on the body, he added.This is an almost exact repeat of what communication minister and government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary said just four days after Ngota’s death, when he insisted that it was linked to his seropositivity and not to any mistreatment. Bakary said Ngota voluntarily underwent an HIV test when admitted to the prison but died before follow-up tests could be carried out. Cameroonian doctors and human rights organisations criticised the disclosure of his personal medical details.Reporters Without Borders deplores the position taken by the Cameroonian authorities and refuses to believe the version they are trying to impose on the public. The investigation was biased and there are no grounds for thinking that the truth has come to light. The authorities are embarrassed by Ngota’s death in connection with a story linked to the president’s chief of staff and clearly want to close the case as quickly as possible, especially as it involves serious procedural violations, including violation of the presumption of innocence. Ali’s refusal to take questions from journalists at the news conference was further evidence of this.Bibi Ngota’s widow, Georgette Ngo’o, told Reporters Without Borders: “I am traumatised by this case. I knew my husband perfectly well. We lived together for 13 years. Bibi was ill when he entered the prison. He had high blood pressure and diabetes, but he did not have the AIDS virus. I cannot accept the official version. All this has been staged in order to hide the underlying fact that my husband and his colleagues were arrested and placed in provisional detention although no complaint had been filed against them.”Bibi Ngota and two other newspaper editors, Serge Sabouang of the fortnightly La Nation and Robert Mintya of the weekly Le Devoir, were jailed on 10 March. Sabouang and Mintya are still being held on a charge of forging the signature of the president’s chief of staff.Mintya’s health is extremely worrying. He was physically attacked in his prison cell in August and had to be hospitalised for several days. More information . Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the provisional release of Mintya and Sabouang. After more than six months in provisional detention, they must either be brought before a judge as a matter of urgency or they must be released without delay. to go further April 23, 2021 Find out more
Facebook Twitter Linkedin NewsLocal News5 year sentence for running global ATM skimming operation from Limerick suburbsBy admin – February 15, 2012 739 WhatsApp Advertisement During evidence given at Court from Detective Garda Brenadan Stokes, he said that the Moldovan national was supplying criminal gangs in Europe and US with skimming devices that would register and store data from unsuspecting ATM users. It was also heard that the services of Pascari were advertised on the internet and he had attracted clients from Italy and France. Gardai were alerted to the home-made work shop based in the four-bedroomed house in Rhebogue after Customs intercepted a DHL package destined for Pascari that was incorrectly labelled with the description as “anti skimming devices”. Searches of Pascari’s home revealed over 150 plastic cards capable of storing information, €4,000 and almost €6,000 in cash as well as ATM parts that were used to store magnetic reading strips. At the sentencing hearing, the accused also pleaded guilty in relation to having skimming devices, component skimming parts and other ancillary items associated with the enterprise.Pascari, using the services of a Russian interpreter pleaded guilty to knowingly having these items, capable of designing or being used in the making of false instruments.John O’Sullivan, prosecuting counsel for the State said that the accused man was also using gift cards from well known department stores as they too had magnetic strips that could store bank card information. Pin numbers were also found attached to some of the cards as well as bank statements and a USB mini hard drive with magnetic strip information and 13 video images of users and their pin numbers. In November 2010, Pascari had in his possession parts for the new AIB ATM machine with claims it could not be tampered with. The father of two was to supply an Italian customer with the new parts that would have the strip reading devices built in. That in turn would be returned to Pascari by the gang after the information was obtained. Pascari would then make up the fraudulent cards and receive payment for his services. The accused man has been in custody for the last 11 months and Defence Counsel, Mark Nicholas told the court that his client has been on remand on these charges only since February 25 of last year.John O’Sullivan said that the accused was “self taught” and that his actions had the ability to go to the heart of the banking system that was used daily by the mass public. He added: “this was an aggravating feature and matter of serious gravity”. Judge Carroll Moran said: “this was a very sophisticated and intelligent enterprise. Pascari, the married father of two was sentenced this Tuesday to five years in prison. A MOLDOVAN national has been sentenced to five years in prison after the discovery of a workshop at his house where a major ATM card skimming operation was being organised to satisfy the demands of global customers. Vitalli Pascari, 33, with an address at River Road, Rhebogue pleaded guilty to eight offences contrary to the Theft and Fraud Offences Act dating back to February 25 last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The matters heard before Judge Carroll Moran related to seven counts of Pascari being found in the possession of false instruments, namely bank, visa and gift cards that had been re-encoded with the details of other people’s accounts. Email Print Previous articleDoes it really count? #caloriesonmenusNext articleTom Crean – “Antarctic Explorer” back at Belltable admin