Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgInterlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Interlinked Technologies Plc (INTERL.ng)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileInterlinked Technologies Plc develops, manufactures and markets porcelain and jointing materials for the energy, telecommunications and industrial sectors in Nigeria. The company was established to market and distribute the innovative Heat Shrink Technology pioneers by Raychem Corporation of Menlo Park, California. It has diversified into component design and manufacture, systems designs and upgrades, procurement and installation of complete power distribution substations and networks and engineering facility management. The ceramic products are marketed under the brand name Insulex and Aquakleen. Interlinked Technologies Plc’s head office is in Ikeja, Lagos and has a liaison office in Abuja for infrastructural development work in the Federal Capital Territory. Interlinked Technologies Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_imgRapidísimas Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Una carta firmada por 21 parlamentarios británicos pide al papa Francisco que autorice a los obispos del Reino Unido a ordenar hombres casados como sacerdotes. Los parlamentarios dicen que es una anomalía que sacerdotes anglicanos casados sean admitidos al sacerdocio católico romano, no así los católicos actuales. Por otra parte, la prensa internacional informa que el cardenal Keith O´Brien, arzobispo de San Andrés y Edimburgo en Escocia respalda la idea así como un número de teólogos europeos.La Cámara de Obispos y el Consejo Ejecutivo de la Provincia Anglicana del Cono Sur de América ha consentido en la ratificación de Michael Pollesel, arcediano de la Iglesia Anglicana de Canadá, como obispo de Uruguay. La decisión llegó 10 meses después de su elección por el Sínodo de Uruguay. No se dieron razones por la negativa en primer lugar, sólo que en esta ocasión se votó por la ratificación de Pollesel “con gozo y gratitud a Dios”.David Álvarez, obispo episcopal de Puerto Rico, se encuentra en la sala de cuidados intensivos después de una seria operación del pulmón derecho. Luego de tres días será trasladado a un cama regular y pasará varias semanas de reposo en su casa. La iglesia de Puerto Rico pide oraciones por el pronto restablecimiento de su pastor.En una de sus exhortaciones a los “hombres y mujeres de buena voluntad” el papa Francisco exhortó a que se conviertan en “protectores de la creación, protectores del plan de Dios inscrito en la naturaleza, protectores entre nosotros y del medio ambiente”.Durante una reciente audiencia regular el papa Francisco agradeció una cruz pintada en El Salvador que le fue presentada por Munib Younan, presidente de la Federación Luterana Mundial y obispo de Palestina, Jordania y la Tierra Santa. Younan abogó por la cancelación de la deuda externa que beneficiaría a muchos países del mundo.La agencia Cubanet informa la opinión de Norma Vasallo, especialista en Sicología de la Universidad de La Habana, “La pobreza se viste de mujer y desde hace mucho tiempo se comporta como uno de los espejos más violentos de la sociedad. En la Cuba de ahora mismo hay una acentuada feminización de la pobreza, que marca el límite entre mujeres blancas y negras, pero estas últimas continúan ancladas en el sótano de la pirámide social”.Según la abogada de Amina, la joven tunecina acusada con la pena de muerte por haber posado con el torso descubierto, “está bien” y es posible que “tenga que pasar dos años en la cárcel aunque lo más probable es que se condenada a seis meses”.El canciller de Venezuela, Elías Jaua, ha dicho que su país está ofendido por las palabras de Roberta Jacobson, secretaria de estado para el Hemisferio Occidental de Estados Unidos cuando dijo que esperaba que las próximas elecciones del 14 de abril “sean libres y transparentes” para elegir al sucesor del difunto presidente Hugo Chávez. Jaua dijo que ojalá haya una rectificación y cese la injerencia de Estados Unidos en Venezuela.Andrés Oppenheimer, periodista argentino radicado en Miami, dijo en su programa semanal por CNN que si el gobierno de Venezuela está tan seguro de su victoria en las próximas elecciones presidenciales ¿por qué no permite la presencia de observadores de la Zona Europea y la Organización de Estados Americanos? Además, ¿por qué no se concede igual tiempo en los medios de comunicación como los que tiene el gobierno?Baltazar Porras, arzobispo católico romano de Mérida, Venezuela, opinó sobre la situación política de su país en declaraciones exclusivas para el Diario las Américas, afirmando que “manipular la imagen del fallecido presidente Hugo Chávez en una figura divina es una práctica similar a la utilizada por los nazis”. Por otra parte, Rocío San Miguel, experta en asuntos militares dijo que Nicolás Maduro, presidente encargado, “encarna el concepto de chavismo sin Chávez con carácter delictivo al ocultar la enfermedad de presidente”.Un simple comentario pudo haber generado una crisis diplomática. José Mujica, presidente de Uruguay, no sabía que el micrófono estaba abierto y acercándose a un miembro de  su gabinete le dijo con referencia a Cristina Fernández, presidenta de Argentina: “Ésta vieja es peor que el tuerto”. El tuerto es su fallecido esposo Néstor Kirchner que fue presidente antes que ella. El presidente uruguayo añadió. “El tuerto era más político, ésta es más terca”. Mujica volvió a errar diciendo como excusa que “se estaba refiriendo a Lula y a Brasil”.VERDAD. El Señor resucitó, ¡Aleluya! Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service 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 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Por Onell A. SotoPosted Apr 8, 2013 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more

The new Congress and the history of governing by a house…

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Focus on CongressBrooks D. Simpson, Arizona State UniversityAs the 116th Congress convenes this week, power has shifted from Republican control of both the Senate and House to a Republican Senate and a Democratic House, poised to battle each other under a Republican president who is under fire.How can American political history help us anticipate what might be in the offing?Democrat Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco is the new speaker of the House.AP/Carolyn KasterCongressional division means conflictThe Democratic takeover of the House was not unusual. The party not in power in the White House usually gains ground during midterm elections. That’s especially true in the House of Representatives, where all seats are up for grabs every two years.Four previous midterm elections that produced divided Congresses suggest what to expect over the next two years.A Democratic majority in the House from 1890-92 ended the agenda of President Benjamin Harrison.Brady-Handy Collection, Library of CongressIn 1890 and 1910 Democratic majorities in the House brought an end to the agendas of presidents Benjamin Harrison and William Howard Taft, both Republicans, and set the stage for Democratic triumphs in the presidential contests of 1892 and 1912.Harrison had promoted tariffs and federal protection for black voters, but neither policy stood a chance of legislative success given the Democrats’ House majority.Perhaps the most noteworthy achievement of Congress during Taft’s final two years was the framing of a constitutional amendment providing for the direct popular election of United States senators. Previously, state legislatures had usually that selection. Proposed constitutional amendments are not subject to presidential veto, so the process bypassed Taft altogether. The amendment was ratified in April 1913.Lots of questions aheadTwo other historic midterm setbacks for the party in power support a forecast for more combative politics during the next two years. They suggest that a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives can undertake investigations of the Republican administration that could bring a presidency to a halt.In the fall of 1858, Republicans secured control of the House of Representatives. They quickly went to work to investigate the wrongdoings of James Buchanan’s already stumbling presidency.The investigation scrutinized allegations that Buchanan and members of his administration had bribed Democrats with either money or patronage jobs. Those bribes were to ensure the success of administration policies to admit Kansas to the union as a slave state and to reward Democratic supporters with government contracts.The committee didn’t gather sufficient evidence to secure Buchanan’s impeachment. But it uncovered enough wrongdoing to damage his presidency as well as the Democratic Party in a presidential election year – the 1860 election that resulted in Republican Abraham Lincoln’s victory.Sixteen years later, the Democrats got their revenge when they regained control of the House in the midterm elections of 1874.Their electoral victory, Democrats believed, hinged on a combination of unfortunate elements that hurt Republicans.Those elements included the onset of an economic depression in 1873, revelations of corrupt behavior among leading congressional Republicans, and the growing unpopularity of Reconstruction. Southern Democrats also benefited from efforts to suppress black political participation through violence and intimidation.The Democratic triumph proved the death knell for Republican efforts to promote Reconstruction through federal legislation, especially to secure the protection of black rights.Vigorously using the power to launch investigations, Democrats struck telling blows against Ulysses S. Grant’s administration.They exposed the corrupt behavior of several cabinet members, notably Secretary of War William Belknap, who was charged with accepting kickbacks from holders of frontier trading posts. The House impeached Belknap, who escaped conviction only because he had already resigned.William Belknap, President Ulysses Grant’s secretary of war.Library of Congress/Matthew BradyOther House investigations also damaged the reputations of Grant’s brother Orvil, who was also involved in accepting kickbacks for trading post licenses, and Secretary of the Navy George M. Robeson, who was accused of improper dealing with shipbuilding contracts.Adding to Grant’s woes was the fact that his own secretary of the treasury had been pursuing the prosecution of the president’s private secretary for revenue fraud. Grant retired from office with a reputation for presiding over a cesspool of corruption rarely seen in our nation’s history.Both parties ran reform candidates in 1876, with the victorious Rutherford B. Hayes, a Republican, pledging to end federal support for black voting rights in the South.Stalemate and struggleEven if the majority party retains control of both the presidency and both houses of Congress, a president may still find his agenda languishes. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s desire for additional New Deal initiatives was frustrated by Republican gains in 1938. Those gains allowed the minority party to join with southern Democrats to block further legislation.Sometimes the opposition party increases its control of both houses. In 1866, an overwhelming Republican triumph led to veto-proof majorities in the Senate and the House.Just two years after the end of slavery, Republicans wanted to pass Reconstruction legislation to re-establish state governments throughout the South that included African-Americans as voters, convention delegates and officeholders.When Democratic President Andrew Johnson tried to obstruct the legislation’s passage, lawmakers overrode his vetoes.On occasion, the party in the White House loses control of both houses of Congress, forcing the president to seek common ground with his political foes where possible. Just as often, the outcome results in stalemate and confrontation.President Bill Clinton resisted House Speaker New Gingrich’s vision of a “Contract with America,” which promoted slashing various federal programs, eventually leading to a pair of government shutdowns totalling 27 days in 1995 and 1996.President Barack Obama found it difficult to get anything done after the 2010 midterms brought to Congress a Republican majority determined to block administration initiatives.Enough power to investigate, not legislateWhile today’s House Democrats hold different political beliefs than did their party brethren 144 years ago, they confront a similar situation.A Republican president and Senate spell doom for the Democratic House’s legislative agenda. But Democrats can check their foes’ ambitions.A target-rich environment of rumored corruption, malfeasance and scandal may prove sufficiently tempting to spark a series of investigations that could undermine the Trump presidency. They could also enhance Democratic political prospects for 2020. TAGSFocus on CongressThe Conversation Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleAlonzo Williams Community Center receives grant from AT&T Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Brooks D. Simpson is the Faculty Head, and Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication at Arizona State University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Stunning Sale Sharks victory over Clermont

first_imgMonday Oct 13, 2008 Stunning Sale Sharks victory over Clermont The Sale Sharks put in perhaps the most impressive performance of the Heineken Cup weekend as they produced some fantastic rugby to beat Clermont Auvergne 32-15 on Saturday.It was a tight game that still could have gone either way with ten minutes left, but a few excellently taken tries proved to be the difference in this entertaining match.All Black Luke McAllister once again showed what a fantastically all round player he is, with another performance of true quality.Welshman Dwayne Peel’s break in the 20th minute proved to be a turning point in the game as Sale took a 13 point lead from the resultant David Doherty try. Peel picked up a shoulder injury though and looks to be out for some time unfortunately.Clermont came back, but two Sale tries in the last ten minutes put the game out of reach for the home side.“It’s a great win and one we didn’t expect. Clermont is a difficult place to come to and it’s a fantastic achievement to pick up a bonus-point win away from home.” said coach Kingsley Jones.It was an impressive victory for Sale, but they can’t celebrate for too long as they now need to focus on preparations for their mouth watering meeting with Munster next weekend. Time: 04:10ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Gavin Coombes grabs four tries as Munster easy to victory over Zebre Gavin Coombes scored four tries at Zebre as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Stunning Sale Sharks victory over Clermont | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Blackbaud Europe announces mobile fundraising platform

first_imgBlackbaud Europe announces mobile fundraising platform AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Blackbaud Digital mobile Technology Howard Lake | 10 October 2011 | News Blackbaud Europe has created a mobile fundraising platform for UK charities and not-for-profit organisations. Organisations can use Blackbaud Mobile™ to handle text giving, integration with social media, regular giving, supporter integration with two-way interactive text communications, and QR code functionality for offline campaigns.The platform integrates with The Raiser’s Edge to ensure that these mobile activities become part of an organisation’s fundraising programme and CRM. The platform captures mobile phone numbers and full contact details to ensure the organisation has the information needed for supporter development.Speaking at today’s Blackbaud European Conference 2011 in London, Mark Grisdale, Blackbaud Europe’s commercial director, said: “So far, mobile fundraising has been the modern equivalent of the collection tin – anonymous with no chance for continued engagement. Blackbaud Mobile is a complete platform that brings mobile to the level of other fundraising channels, making it interactive and productive.”Blackbaud Mobile provides a range of methods of giving: • text giving using the dedicated charity five digit short-code 70xxx, with automated Gift Aid recovery.• lotteries and competitions.• emergency appeals: campaigns can be set up ‘within minutes’.• two-way interactive text communications enabling outbound and inbound supporter engagement. These could take the form of news alerts, advocacy, adoption schemes, volunteering opportunities, competitions, campaigning and lobbying via text voting, polls, and petitions.• integration with digital and social media channels including email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, QR codes, and video.• events fundraising, including giving individual supportes and organisations a real-time thermometer style ‘totometer’ to show fundraising totals graphically.The platform includes detailed reporting including the facility to track, monitor and analyse results in real time, with breakdown by tyoe of media and donation.Robert McAllen, Blackbaud Europe’s European markets product manager, will present the new mobile platform at the Conference later today. He said: “Blackbaud Mobile gives not-for-profits tactical control, reporting and invaluable insight. These organisations can now fully embrace mobile in their fundraising strategies with interactive supporter communications and engagement.”www.blackbaud.co.uk/mobile  31 total views,  2 views today 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Nearly 70 journalists prosecuted for covering corruption investigation

first_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Follow the news on Turkey News Türkçe / Read in TurkishThe parliamentary commission that has been investigating corruption allegations involving former Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s cabinet for more than a year decided by majority yesterday not to pursue the investigation into the four former ministers concerned.This decision has the effect of ending the ban on media coverage of the commission’s hearings, which an Ankara court imposed on 25 November and which many of the most critical media had ignored. More than 70 Turkish media representatives are currently the subject of judicial proceedings for referring to the corruption allegations against these close associates of the former prime minister, who is now the president.The targeted journalists include well-known TV presenter Sedef Kabas, who was detained for questioning in Istanbul on 30 December after sending a tweet criticizing Judge Hadi Salioglu for closing a corruption investigation in October. Her mobile phone and other equipment were seized during a search of her home.Released on a judge’s order despite a prosecutor’s attempt to keep her under judicial control, she has also received threats from members of the ruling AKP party.Mehmet Baransu, an opposition journalist who writes for the newspaper Taraf, was arrested for the fourth time on 30 December for severely criticizing Mustafa Varank, one of President Erdogan’s advisers, in a tweet.———26.11.2014 Ban on coverage of corruption probe’s questioning of four ex-ministersReporters Without Borders urges Turkey’s judicial system to reverse an Ankara court’s political and totally disproportionate decision on 25 November to ban media coverage of the questioning of four former ministers by a parliamentary commission that is investigating major corruption allegations. Türkçe / Read in TurkishCoverage of this corruption story has repeatedly been obstructed ever since it broke nearly a year ago, triggering a political crisis.The grounds given for the gag order imposed by the Ankara magistrates’ court on 25 November were the need to protect the confidentiality of the investigation and the presumption of innocence.The court accepted the need to “prevent any violation of the personal rights” of the four ex-ministers – Zafer Çağlayan, Muammer Güler, Egemen Bağiş and Erdoğan Bayraktar – and to “protect their reputation.”After many delays, the commission finally began questioning the former ministers yesterday, when Bayraktar, the former environment and urban planning minister, appeared before the panel. Bağiş, the former European affairs minister, is to be questioned today.“Defamation and violation of the presumption of innocence are already penalized under Turkish law and can be the subject of judicial proceedings if they are thought to have occurred,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and central Asia desk.“But banning any reference to this event in advance, even by means of images, constitutes unjustifiable censorship of media coverage. The public debate cannot overlook the fact that four former ministers are suspected of corruption, especially as this case has dominated Turkish politics for the past year.”The story broke when police and judicial investigators questioned dozens of leading figures after carrying out a series of raids on 17 and 25 December 2013. Those detained for questioning included the sons of four ministers, the CEO of a state bank and a construction magnate.The government reacted angrily to what is regarded as a plot by its former political allies in the Gülen fraternity, an influential religious movement with many members within the police and justice system.Hundreds of police officers, inspectors, judges and prosecutors were fired during the following months, with the result that the investigation into one of the main aspects of the case was closed in October. Lack of action by the specially created parliamentary commission of enquiry led many commentators to conclude that its sole purpose was to allay suspicion of a cover-up.The authorities have repeatedly obstructed media coverage of the case as it continued to dominate the public debate during the past year. Journalists have been fired, critical websites have been blocked and the intelligence services have been given broad powers to spy on the population. The gag order issued on 25 November is effective until the scheduled end of the parliamentary enquiry on 27 December, which conveniently includes the two anniversaries of last December’s raids. An Istanbul criminal court already imposed a gag order in February on businessman Reza Zarrab’s role in the alleged corruption. Gag orders are becoming more frequent and extensive in Turkey. One was imposed in June on Islamic State’s abduction of 80 Turkish citizens in Iraq. In January, one was imposed on mysterious trucks travelling to Syria that several media suspected were arm convoys organized by the Turkish intelligence services. A gag order was issued in May 2013 on the bombings in Reyhanli, on the Syrian border.Turkey is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(Photos: Ozan Kose / AFP, Bianet) News Organisation TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 2, 2021 Find out more to go furthercenter_img RSF_en News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more January 6, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nearly 70 journalists prosecuted for covering corruption investigation Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Related documents RSF: Temelsiz, Politik, Peşin Sansür KaldırılmalıPDF – 67.49 KBcp_turquie_07.01.2015-2.pdfPDF – 87.81 KB Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pacific Oaks College Announces Patricia Breen as New Provost

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Subscribe Community News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pacific Oaks College welcomes Dr. Patricia Breen as its new provost. Breen brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration to her role. Her academic and operational expertise spans a variety of roles, from librarian to campus president. She has also managed diverse higher education environments, from the single campus structure to the multi-campus education system, and from the comprehensive university model to the specialized professional school.Breen recently assisted Pacific Oaks in preparing for a visit from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), where she demonstrated a clear commitment and dedication to the College and its mission. In her new position, Breen will be responsible for admissions, all academic affairs and the Schools of Education, Human Development, and Cultural and Family Psychology.Breen’s interests include assessment of and improvement in student learning, adults as learners, and higher education leadership. She is active in the Council for Graduate Schools and has been a consultant-evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges and for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Breen’s Ph.D. is in human and organizational development. She also holds an undergraduate degree in English literature, a master’s degree in library science and a master’s degree in business administration.Dr. Breen has relocated to the Pasadena area with her husband, Bob, and Bad Dog. They are expecting lots of visits from their children and their families during the winter months.For more information, visit www.pacificoaks.edu. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community Newscenter_img HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAre You His Ms. Right? 12 Signs He Thinks You AreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS center column 1 Pacific Oaks College Announces Patricia Breen as New Provost Article and Photo courtesy of PACIFIC OAKS COLLEGE Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 5:45 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Less talk, more action on respite

first_imgPrint THE head of a campaign to restore respite services in Limerick to their former capacity for the long term, has asked local politicians to put the issue at the top of their agenda once more. Owen South has been fronting a campaign to relaunch a full respite service in Limerick, which was reduced significantly when government funding was cut by in June.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The facility in Clonile, which offered respite to 63 families, was closed and an alternative service was set up elsewhere in August, funded by €50,000 of the Brother’s of Charity’s own savings.However, the service is greatly reduced and is planned to open just 77 days next year, a drop of 48% on last year.“Nearly three months have now gone and the Brothers of Charity respite house in Clonile, Caherdavin, is still closed,” Mr South told the Limerick Post. “The Brothers of Charity have, since the end of August, opened a limited respite house in another part of Caherdavin.“The charity has donated €50,000 from much valued money raised over the years to enable  families affected by the closure get some respite”.Mr. South said that one month into the reopening of the service, the money is being eaten into and will soon run out.“Local Fianna Fail politicians, along with Brian Cowen, have claimed that the restoration of full respite services is top of their agenda, but three months on and nothing has been done and there has been no communication”.He added that the families have had “enough talk” and want to see the result of respite services in Limerick restored to full capacity. Advertisement Previous articleRound up from the courtsNext articleDeadline extended for Green Bulding Awards admin Twitter NewsLocal NewsLess talk, more action on respiteBy admin – September 27, 2010 702 WhatsApp Facebook Email Linkedinlast_img read more

ELAM: Energy Shares Continue Bull Rally

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness By admin – January 14, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest ELAM: Energy Shares Continue Bull Rally Previous articleMASTER GARDENERS: A greenhouse for every gardenerNext articleHubbard to moderate JBS lecture admin Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter West Texas Food Bank Logo “U.S. President Donald Trump is set to review whether to waive or re-impose sanctions on Iran this week, a decision that has implications on Iran’s oil exports.”—Wall Street Journal, January 11, 2018As I write Friday morning oil is off a smidge of $0.35. Everything energy rallied yesterday. And reason number one is the weak U.S. Dollar.Thursday the U.S. Dollar Index dropped .46 to close at 91.61. The prior low set in September was 91.00. So a test of that level is coming up. When the U.S. Dollar drops in value, commodities priced in dollars rise in value to compensate for the currency loss. So industrial metals, gold, and energy have been on a tear lately. Keep an eye on the 91 level, a break below there would likely spur even more energy bullish speculation.Wall Street Journal, January 11, 2018U.S. President Donald Trump is set to review whether to waive or re-impose sanctions on Iran this week, a decision that has implications on Iran’s oil exports.Apache APA is attempting to break out of its trading range, bounded by $39-46. Volume rose significantly on Thursday. Apache rose $2 or about 4.5 percent on Thursday. It is now set to probably challenge the $51 previous high set last July.The Energy Service Sector is always of interest in the Permian Basin. The ETF for that sector is XES. XES is finally rallying. It rose 3 percent yesterday to $19.11. It is posed to challenge the last high several months back at $24.FRAK is the ETF for Shale Producers. It too is rallying at $16.69. The last high was $19. But the high recorded during triple digit prices was $32. An indicator termed on balance volume is just now turning up on the weekly chart for FRAK. This is quite bullish.What about the actual prices of the commodity itself? The previous high for West Texas Intermediate was about $60 recorded in mid-2015. A close today at this $65-66 level breaks oil out of this multi-year range. That would set my sights on $80. You heard it here first. This is further confirmed by unleaded gasoline breaking out of its range to $1.84. The cold weather in the Northeast has heating oil up from $1.75 three months ago to $2.07 today. So all three sectors are confirming breakouts.The laggard group has been the Drillers. These stocks are still mostly trading literally below book value. And yes I purchased more of them Thursday. Ensco ESV broke out of its trading range going back to last March of 2017. ESV has $5.90 cash per share. But it is trading for $7.36! That means one is only paying $1.46 for all the fixed assets the company owns! Warning, do your homework, the drilling business is a dicey play. But if oil prices continue upward it seems reasonable to expect these stocks would at least return to book value.BP Prudhoe Bay BPT has broken out of its year long range. This is based on its all Alaska exposure and the fact that the U.S. Government is expanding drilling opportunities there. Whether Big Oil will take the challenge with a November election looming, well we shall see.Natural gas futures rose a whopping 10.34 percent Thursday. That is very close to reversing the downtrend that has kept price below $3.So for now things are quite bullish for energy.If you have an extra $2.8 million lying around, here’s another idea. Lyndon Johnson’s ‘ranch’ is for sale. Okay by West Texas standards, 142 acres is a back yard, but this is scenic Central Texas. An Italian painter owns it now. Included is the 2,848 square foot home, as well as various other buildings. Yes that is almost $20,000 an acre but this is not just land, it’s history. For the J. R. Ewing yearning to make a statement, this is surely the way to do it.last_img read more

Real Estate Crowdfunding Earns $10 Million in First Week

first_imgSubscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Real Estate Crowdfunding Earns $10 Million in First Week Real Estate Crowdfunding Earns $10 Million in First Week Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Crowdfunding Tulsa Real Estate Fund Previous: Texas City Tops U.S. Migration Destinations Next: The Week Ahead: FOMC Meeting to Announce Rate Hike? Atlanta-based real estate mogul Jay Morrison recently launched a new real estate crowdfunding program, and it’s finding some strong early success, having raised nearly $10 million in its first week.The Tulsa Real Estate Fund is described as “the first African-American owned Regulation A+ Tier II crowdfund designed to revitalize urban communities across the U.S.” According to the group’s press release, the Tulsa Real Estate Fund “allows both accredited and non-accredited investors to collectively invest and own real estate projects around the country that are unique, diversified, and yield a reasonable rate of return.”The Fund is seeking to raise as much as $50 million in equity capital during its initial public offering, which launched on June 1 and raised $8 million in its first weekend alone. By the end of the first full week, that number hit $9.6 million.”Tulsa Real Estate Fund was created for the sole purpose of the revitalization of urban communities across America, as well as a means for working class people to own shares and equity in a portfolio of real estate assets that will combat gentrification,” said Jay Morrison, CEO and Manager of the Tulsa Real Estate Fund.As described in the press release, the Fund will work to “perform comprehensive redevelopment of both people and real estate in key urban areas” and allow for “socially conscious individuals and financial institutions the opportunity to invest in the people and real estate in local communities that matter most to them.” Projects will include single-family, multifamily, commercial, and agricultural projects.”Tulsa Real Estate Fund is the perfect economic vehicle for the urban community to collectively pool its more than $1.3 trillion in spending power to effectively control and revitalize our neighborhoods,” Morrison continued. “With the current tone in Washington, D.C., urban neighborhoods across the country will not have control of their dollars, real estate, or small businesses for the foreseeable future. As a result, urban neighborhoods across the country are being redeveloped by individuals who do not have the best interests of the community in mind, which often leads to the displacement of longtime residents due to increased property values, thus making the cost of housing in our communities unaffordable. We believe Tulsa Real Estate Fund is the solution to this rapidly growing problem.”You can view a short video explaining the Fund below. Related Articles June 10, 2018 3,581 Views Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Crowdfunding Tulsa Real Estate Fund 2018-06-10 David Wharton in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more