Bunzl on M&A trail after 12pc rise in revenues

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Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) 2003 Annual Report

first_imgTol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz)  2003 annual report.Company ProfileTol Gases Limited produces and distributes gases for the industrial and medical segment in Tanzania. Known as Tanzania Oxygen, the company provides oxygen, compressed air, carbon dioxide, inert, hydrogen, nitrogen, ammonia, argon, nitrous oxide, helium and acetylene gases. It also provides medical consumables and pipeline installation services. The company was founded in 1950 as a branch of African Oxygen and Acetylene Company, and then became a branch of East African Oxygen Limited of Kenya which was part of the BOC Gases Group. It was wholly-owned by the government of Tanzania between 1986 and 1994, and thereafter privatised and listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. Tol Gases Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) HY2011 Presentation

first_imgNation Media Group (NMG.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2011 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group (NMG.rw)  2011 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileNation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with interests in print, broadcasting and digital media. Nation Media Group operates in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Multi-media platforms include newspaper and magazine publications, radio and television broadcasting, and digital marketing publications. Nation Media Group generates and distributes content created to inform, educate and entertain consumers to a multi-cultural audience across East and Central Africa. The media house was founded in 1960 in a turbulent political era by His Highness the Aga Khan and became a voice for African people. Nation Media Group is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Time to buy Bitcoin? No Way! I’m following Warren Buffett instead

first_img Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 9th January, 2021 It’s fair to say that Bitcoin has been one of the best assets to own over the past 12 months. It recently broke above the $40,000 barrier for the first time, up from around $8,000 at the beginning of 2020. Following this performance, it’s understandable that some investors might be interested in buying into the asset ahead of further gains. I think this could be a mistake. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Warren Buffett’s approach I think Warren Buffett was right when he advised investors to stay away from Bitcoin several years ago. He believed the cryptocurrency market was built on nothing more than hype, which would quickly unwind when investors realised what they were buying. That hasn’t happened yet, and it may never happen. But I believe Warren Buffett’s advice is still relevant. The Bitcoin price is determined by supply and demand. There’s recently been a surge in demand for the crypto asset, which has driven the price higher. This may continue, or it could pop tomorrow. We don’t know what the future holds. I think this was the basis for Warren Buffett’s argument. There’s a lot of uncertainty that surrounds the Bitcoin price. That makes it very hard to try and figure out what it could be worth in a month, year or decade from now. On the other hand, the outlook for many companies is a lot easier to predict.For example, one of my favourite firms is insurance group Direct Line. This organisation is one of the largest car insurance companies in the UK. It’s a legal requirement for every car owner to have insurance in this country, and that’s unlikely to change.As such, I believe it’s relatively likely the company will still be doing what it does two or three decades from now. That makes it easier for me to value the stock. What’s more, it gives me confidence that by investing my hard-earned money in the enterprise, I should see a positive return over the long run. The same can be said for very many listed companies.Warren Buffett has been using a similar approach since the 1960s. It has helped him create a considerable fortune and one of the world’s largest investment companies. I think this tried-and-tested method will continue to work, but I’m not so sure about Bitcoin. That’s why I’m avoiding the cryptocurrency and following the billionaire investor’s thoughts instead. Bitcoin diversification Having said all of the above, if one wants to diversify by acquiring Bitcoin for one’s portfolio, there’s nothing wrong with that. Owning the cryptocurrency over the past 12 months, for example, would have yielded strong returns for all holders. However, I don’t think it would be sensible to have a large holding of the asset. A small allocation would provide diversification while limiting risk if something went wrong. As there’s so much uncertainty surrounding the asset’s future, there are many things that could go wrong over the next few years. 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B+H 45 / H. Ponce Arquitectos

first_img Houses Mexico Photographs Projects Photographs:  Alberto CáceresSave this picture!© Alberto CáceresRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteText description provided by the architects. Located in the historic center of the city of Merida; the site consists of an area of particular dimensions (5 x 40m) which caused difficulties for the design. The premise of the project is to make clear the contrast between the present and the past of the building. The strategy involved the use of new elements that integrate a contemporary character in harmony with the original historic elements characteristic of the era in which the house was originally built. Inside, a wall made up of a collage of floors refer to the trajectory of the office, as mosaics recovered from several works by H. Ponce Architects in the Historic Center of Merida are used.Save this picture!© Alberto CáceresThe ground floor consists of a main hall, wine cellar, guest bathroom and double height indoor garden; living / dining room and kitchen. The garden area has a spectacular Ramon tree, which was there already, allowing unparalleled views and an outdoor terrace and pool.Save this picture!© Alberto CáceresSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Alberto CáceresUpstairs is the private area, consisting of two bedrooms, each with a bathroom, connected by a bridge with views of the central garden.Save this picture!SectionSince the project is located in the historic center, it is governed by strict regulations, so the first two bays of the existing property are respected. Original masonry walls and reinforced concrete slabs are preserved. The proposed new materials include: gray and white exposed concrete and wood with a walnut finish. The color palette is composed of neutral tones like warm light gray and oyster white, in order to give prominence to the wall mosaic, the furniture and vegetation.Save this picture!© Alberto CáceresThe indoor garden in the center of the construction works as a green lung, to give the house natural lighting and ventilation. The interior is also integrated with the outside through large windows at the back that can be fully opened, perceived as a single space; thus giving hierarchy to nature.Save this picture!© Alberto CáceresSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Alberto CáceresThe limits of the project arose based on the site itself, with dimensions five meters wide by forty meters deep, with an irregular “L” shape; and the location of the property in the historic center ruled by strict regulations.Save this picture!© Alberto CáceresOther challenges were designing the project with the existing angles of the site, as well as the walls shared with the neighboring houses which caused a difficulty of access to machinery and construction tools.Project gallerySee allShow lessJean Nouvel Wins Approval for Leaning “Tours Duo” Project in ParisArchitecture NewsRichard Silver’s Stunning Vertical Panoramas of New York ChurchesArchitecture News Share B+H 45 / H. Ponce ArquitectosSave this projectSaveB+H 45 / H. Ponce Arquitectos 2014 Save this picture!© Alberto Cáceres+ 21 Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Merida, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773983/b-plus-h-45-h-ponce-arquitectos Clipboardcenter_img ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773983/b-plus-h-45-h-ponce-arquitectos Clipboard B+H 45 / H. Ponce Arquitectos Architects: H. Ponce Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officeH. Ponce ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMeridaCEMEX Building AwardMexicoPublished on September 25, 2015Cite: “B+H 45 / H. Ponce Arquitectos” [B+H 45 / H. Ponce Arquitectos] 25 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Fight for socialism!

first_imgNov. 7 — When you read this, the most unprecedented, disturbing, raucous and depressing presidential election will finally be over.This election cycle developed into a contest between the two most unpopular candidates in modern times. One will be inaugurated in Washington on Jan. 20.This article, written before the election, is about preparing for the next four years, despite who wins. No matter the outcome, capitalism has arrived at a dead end, unable to overcome its deep contradictions, showering wealth on those already billionaires, while grinding down the workers who produce everything. The dire consequences of that fact will only intensify over the next four years.Building a mass movement to fight this system is the order of the day, no matter the outcome of the election.It must be said upfront, however, that a Donald Trump victory would be horrifying. Even though it seems unlikely at this point that Trump could win, no one had expected him to get this far.A Trump victory would give a further green light to the forces of racism and repression, both inside and outside the capitalist state. The movement would have to prepare for more unbridled police terror and mass deportations.At best, it would mean a government so deadlocked that little gets done and both parties blame the other.Few could wish any of this on the people of this country. A deadlocked government means the elderly do not get their Social Security checks on time, the impoverished do not get badly needed benefits, government workers of all kinds get furloughed.No matter which party wins, the movement must be prepared to resist more wars and repression carried out in the name of “national security.”Two parties, one systemTo revolutionaries and socialists who understand the capitalist nature of this country, it is well known that the Democrats and the Republicans differ little, as both historically represent Wall Street and the Pentagon. Although the social base of each party is different, they both adhere to the norms of capitalist rule.The Republican Party is richer and much, much whiter, and is supported by the most reactionary elements of the ruling class. The Democratic Party depends on support from the unions and people of color, appearing more working class even though it is closely intertwined with Wall Street.It is the fat cats in the boardrooms and their agents who wield the real power and dictate to the party in the White House.Only mass upheaval from the workers and the oppressed can push back those fat cats.Despite the maneuverings of the far right to influence the elections in favor of Trump, the polls are predicting that the first woman ever will be elected president of the U.S.There would be much to celebrate in breaking this glass ceiling — were it not for Hillary Clinton’s history, political bent and practices during her decades of activity in capitalist politics.Record of Clinton machineThe Clinton machine has been part of the conservative wing of the Democratic Party and took the party further to the right.Both Hillary Clinton and her political partner Bill Clinton were key to forming the Democratic Leadership Council. The DLC, founded by southern Democrats in 1985, reinvented the Democratic Party as one “pledged to fiscal restraint, less government, and a pro-business, pro-free market outlook.” (Truthout, Dec. 2, 2015) In other words, more like the Republican Party.One need not go back to the 1980s to see how the Clintons carried this out in practice.It was under Bill Clinton that the welfare system, which provided a minimum income to people living on the edge, was dismantled in 1996. This most affected poor women with children, who were disproportionately Black because of this country’s racist history.Hillary Clinton’s entire presidential campaign has been about keeping the party’s left wing in line while turning to the right.Bernie Sanders and the progressive movement behind him, including the young activists of Occupy Wall Street, forced Clinton to pick up some left rhetoric. Compelled by the strength of the Sanders campaign, she too addressed massive, outrageous student debt, as well as campaign finance reform.The righteous Black Lives Matter movement, which heroically disrupted some of her events, and the rebellions going on in the streets against police murders, compelled Clinton to invite mothers of victims of police terror to appear with her campaign.Turning right for running mateBut when it came time to pick a vice presidential candidate, what did she do? Did she analyze the situation in which millennials were clearly turning to the left, and get encouraged by their actions in the streets, calculating that it would be helpful for change in the future?No. She continued to veer to the right, choosing a conservative Democrat from the South as her running mate.How different it would have been had she chosen Sanders, as a gesture to the over 12 million who had voted for him and to the tens of thousands who had financed his campaign with $5 and $10 contributions, not like her Super Pac money.It would have been even more remarkable — and a real signal to the oppressed — had she chosen a person of color as a vice presidential candidate. Mentioned as a possible nominee was Cory Booker, former mayor of Newark, N.J., now a U.S. senator.  Selecting an African American would have done more to rectify her “superpredator” comment about Black youth than any “I’m sorry.”Or, to respect Latinx, who are coming out in record numbers to vote, she could have chosen Democratic politicians like Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro or pro-immigrant activist Rep. Luis Gutierrez from Chicago.But that is not what the Democratic Party is about — not now, not ever. It is about maintaining the status quo and keeping the oppressed in line. It serves as a brake against any real struggle for change.Clinton, women and Latin AmericaDuring the campaign, and especially in the presidential debates, Clinton often sold herself as a fighter for women’s rights and against sexual assault. But she has already earned the anger of a sector of Latinx with her role on Honduras, which belies any real interest in fighting for women.The 2009 coup against Honduras’ democratically elected president Mel Zelaya ushered in a wave of repression that has especially affected women and LGBTQ people.Clinton admitted in her autobiography, “Hard Choices,” that she used her power as then U.S. secretary of state to support the coup and bring pro-U.S. “stability” to Central America, even if it meant forgetting about democracy. (TeleSur, Feb. 28)Not only has Clinton been silent on this, but, during a debate with Sanders, she disgustingly chastised Honduran families for sending their children north to escape terror.Lucy Pagoada, a Honduras resistance fighter, told WW: “As Hondurans, we hold Hillary Clinton responsible for the repression and killings of hundreds since 2009, including the death of beloved environmentalist leader Berta Cáceras.”Warhawk on Iraq, Libya and SyriaClinton endorsed and took part in the destruction of Iraq. She promoted counterrevolution in Libya and has been part of the force that is destabilizing Syria, causing death and destruction to millions.In 2008, former U.S. Congressmember Jane Harman wrote in the Huffington Post, “Women serving in the U.S. military are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire in Iraq.” (May 25, 2011)Ominously, WikiLeaks revealed that Clinton is targeting Social Security for cuts. This would hurt women most of all. Two-thirds of the beneficiaries of Social Security aged 85 and older are women. However, in a debate with Trump, Clinton said she wanted to increase Social Security for women, many of whom, because of how the benefit is presently configured, now live in or near poverty. But, as Alan Nasser points in a Nov. 4 CounterPunch article, Clinton spoke frankly to bankers about supporting their plan to slash the benefits.The first female U.S. president may be breaking a glass ceiling, but the cuts from its shards may be felt most by working-class women.Will Trumpites go back into the woodwork? During the campaign, Clinton was chastised for calling Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables.”For the most part, those who attend and cheer at Trump rallies are deplorable. They go along with the racist, anti-Muslim rhetoric, challenge freedom of the press, believe that a wall on the Southern border will bring back jobs and stop the “browning of America,” threaten Black people’s right to vote, don’t agree that Trump offends women or people with disabilities, and excuse Trump’s misogyny — all such stands are indeed deplorable.While the left must not give up on all these people, most have crossed a line. They reflect a danger, whether Clinton wins or not.Some Trumpites belong to extreme right-wing militias, such as the Georgia Security Force, which are pleased with Trump’s attacks on Syrian refugees and Muslims. They are riled up with the belief that Clinton will take away their right to carry guns.Interviews with some of these elements reveal that such militias are getting ready to defend their “way of life” — code words for racism, denying women the right to abortion and attacking immigrants.Such elements are not likely to crawl back into the gutter. They can be expected to continue with their anti-Hillary Clinton diatribe — much of it thoroughly sexist — long after the election. Not only is this misogynist, it is dangerous.The rise of the alt-right is a danger, and should be fought. Should they decide, for example, to mobilize at a Clinton inauguration, the left and progressives should challenge the right wing — at the same time they organize against Clinton.Should Clinton win, the movement must be sure to distance itself from the actions and the sexist verbiage of the right. A Clinton administration should be fought on its program and deeds, not on her sex.But the alt-right is not the only thing to combat in the future. As Workers World Party candidates Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly have said throughout this election season, capitalism must be abolished in order to truly resolve the dire issues facing the masses. Until this system of racism, war and exploitation is ended, the people will suffer more of the same.It was the police, not the alt-right, who in October raided a registration drive in Indiana meant to register Black voters. What does this show for the future? That the movement must fight the system in order to advance. The state apparatus moves forward behind the scenes no matter who wins an election, as the recent FBI debacle over Clinton’s emails showed.Since 9/11 the budget of the National Security Agency has grown to $10.8 billion. The USA Patriot and National Defense Authorization acts that greatly strengthen government spying will continue to be implemented under a Clinton administration.The state, no matter who administers it, will not jail killer cops or provide full employment or roll back rents — unless there is a struggle.A movement whose goal is to organize for revolutionary change is desperately needed so we can move a progressive agenda for the people and not Wall Street. One day that movement will lead to socialism.On Jan. 20, the first massive response to this deplorable election will take place, no matter who wins the White House, at a major counterinaugural demonstration. All out to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20 to demand a people’s agenda.Gutierrez was the national campaign manager of the WWP 2016 presidential campaign. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Police say they have identified officer who seriously injured photographer Víctor Salas, but decline to name him

first_img_________________________________02.07.08 – Mounted police officer who struck photographer in face with whip still not identifiedReporters Without Borders today voiced its disquiet at the slowness of the investigation into an assault on photographer Victor Salas, who suffered a very serious eye injury while covering a demonstration in Valparaiso, western Chile on 21 May. A mounted police officer struck the photographer, of Spanish news agency EFE, in the face with a metal riding whip. Doctors who operated on him feared he would suffer a functional and organic loss of sight in the right eye. Despite promises from senior officers, the police officer has not been identified, one and a half months after the assault, Radio Nuevo Mundo reported. “The investigation should not be so difficult to carry out. The police command must necessarily have a list of all those on duty at the Valparaiso demonstration on 21 May”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “It is intolerable that after a month and a half, the perpetrator of the assault on Víctor Salas has not yet been identified and summoned. Esprit de corps should not shield anyone from justice and we call on the government to intervene”, it added.——————————————————————–22.05.08 – Photographer risks losing eye after being hit by policeman during protestReporters Without Borders is outraged by the way a policeman on horseback struck photographer Víctor Salas several times with a metal riding crop while he was covering a protest yesterday in Valparaíso, a city to the west of Santiago. Salas, who works for the Spanish news agency EFE, has been hospitalised and risks using the use of his right eye as a result of the blows.“Unfortunately this is not the first time that the Chilean security forces have used violence against the news media while maintaining order,” the press freedom organisation said. “We support the call by EFE’s Santiago bureau for the policeman who hit Salas to be identified and punished. How could a law enforcement officer have behaved with such lack of judgment? The investigation should seek the answer to this question.”Yesterday’s incident occurred while political and union activists, students and health workers were staging a march near the national assembly building in Valparaíso during a visit by President Michelle Bachelet to address parliamentarians. Gen. Jaime Vasconcelos, the head of the local mounted police unit, was quoted in press reports as saying the clashes took place when demonstrators tried to get through security barriers. Three people were injured in the course of the police operation and around 100 arrests were made.Salas, who was photographing the events, was hit in the eye and over the eye by a riding crop during a mounted police charge. He was rushed to a hospital in the nearby town of Viña del Mar where doctors diagnosed “severe bruising to the right eye, with risk of functional and organic loss, and uncertain prognosis.”EFE bureau chief Manuel Fuentes said he would bring an legal action against the police. The high command of the mounted police promised to carry out an internal investigation.Eight journalists were injured, some of them seriously, when the police used violence to disperse student demonstrators outside the La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago on 30 May 2006. Six months later, journalists were physically attacked by supporters of former dictator Augusto Pinochet in the wake of his death on 10 December 2006. President Bachelet condemned these attacks and called for the culprits to be prosecuted.Salas was last year’s winner of the national prize for news photography, awarded annually by the Chilean Association of Photographers and Visual Reporters. Receive email alerts November 11, 2020 Find out more Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Organisation to go further News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Chile Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Chile: RSF calls for exemplary investigation into Chilean photographer’s murder News ChileAmericas ChileAmericas News News July 6, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today gave a cautious welcome to a police announcement yesterday that they have identified the officer who attacked photographer Victor Salas. Head of the ‘Carabineros’ police in Valparaiso, Gen. Jaime Vasconcellos, said that the name and rank of the officer suspected of seriously injuring the journalist working for the Spanish news agency EFE have been given to military justice. The photographer’s lawyer, Alfredo Morgado on 11 July asked for the investigation to be handed over to the municipal police. Gen Vasconcellos has made no objection to this request. Salas was left with a serious eye injury after a mounted police officer struck him with a metal riding crop while he was covering a demonstration in front of the Congress in Valparaiso on 21 May this year.“Providing the name of a suspect is not the same thing as convicting him. Why are the Carabineros staying silent about the identity of Victor Salas’s alleged attacker?”, the worldwide press freedom organisation asked. If the news is confirmed we hope that justice will be done promptly. We also wish Victor Salas a speedy recovery,” it added.____________________________________12.07.08 – Carabineros seem to be playing for time in case of injured EFE photographerReporters Without Borders is not satisfied with the promises given by Chile’s “Carabinero” police to punish some of its members for a physical attack on photographer Víctor Salas of the Spanish news agency EFE while he was covering a protest on 21 May in the western city of Valparaíso. EFE reports that there has been talk of disciplining “seven or eight” (or even “nine,” in some versions) of the officers on duty at the demonstration.In a letter to EFE’s management, the Carabineros said they had identified the mounted police officer who struck Salas with a metal riding crop, seriously wounding him in the right eye. But when the Union of Photographers and Cameramen sent photos of the officer involved to the Carabinero command (see photo below), the command curiously said it could not name him.“We continue to find the behaviour of the Carabineros in this case to be suspicious,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Aside from the fact that, although given a photo, they seems unable to say if one of their men has been identified or not, why do they now talk of disciplining several officers and why are they unable to give an exact number? They seem to be trying to gain time instead of giving the appropriate sanction to the officer concerned.”EFE’s bureau chief in Chile, Manuel Fuentes, told Reporters Without Borders that Salas is soon to undergo a third operation to his eye which is likely to determine what level of sight he will be able to recover. 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Ivorian media fuel anti-French hostility

first_img RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections December 4, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ivorian media fuel anti-French hostility October 29, 2020 Find out more Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Reports November 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Côte d’IvoireAfrica Newscenter_img RSF_en October 16, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that a climate of hostility towards the French news media is being encouraged by Côte d’Ivoire’s state-owned radio and TV stations and certain privately-owned newspapers in Abidjan that support President Laurent Gbagbo, such as Le Temps and Notre Voie.“Our priority is respect for the safety of journalists,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “We are very disturbed that the national radio and TV have named foreign media and some of their staff and have blamed them for the current turmoil. This is dishonest and dangerous.“When the situation in Côte d’Ivoire is clearly very unstable and journalists are liable to be targets, it is also wrong for French elected officials to cast oil on the flames,” Julliard said, referring to a statement by two French parliamentarians sympathetic to Gbagbo.Julliard added: “The media are not responsible for the discord. They reported the provisional results announced by the Independent Electoral Commission just as many of them covered today’s ceremony installing Laurent Gbagbo for another term as president. Their job requires them to report all relevant developments.”State-owned Radio-Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI) accused the French 24-hour TV news station France 24 yesterday of wanting to “destabilize the country” by broadcasting the Independent Electoral Council’s proclamation of provisional results, according to which opposition politician Alassane Ouattara won last month’s presidential election. It showed a photo of France 24’s local correspondent and a close-up of a visiting France 24 reporter.The accusation came a day after the National Broadcasting Council (CNCA) suspended local retransmission of France 24 and other international radio and TV news stations (more information ). Le Temps wrote on 2 December that “the French media are concealing the reality” and “are showing bad faith.” The same day, Notre Voie ran the headline: “Election second round, lies and disinformation from France 24 and RFI.”Two French Socialist Party parliamentarians, Henri Emmanuelli and François Loncle, meanwhile issued a joint statement yesterday, criticizing “most of the French media” and “a certain number of politicians” of meddling in Côte d’Ivoire’s elections.“Whenever Africa is concerned, they are always champions at giving lessons,” the statement said. “They must allow the Ivorian electoral process to carry through to completion and respect the country’s rules and institutions (…) and they must stop intervening without restraint, making peremptory judgements about African countries that want to determine their own destiny.” The Constitutional Council announced yesterday that Gbagbo won the election with more than 51 per cent of the votes, invalidating the Independent Electoral Commission’s provisional results, according to which Ouattara won with 54.1 per cent of the votes. Gbagbo was sworn in for another term today. Côte d’IvoireAfrica to go further News Organisation last_img read more

Bob’s Discount Furniture, LA Galaxy Foundation Refurnish the Professional Child Development Associates Center

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Mario Gutierrez, Bob’s Regional Delivery Manager; Maureen Girouard, Director Development and External Affairs at Professional Child Development Associates, Inc.; Anthony Laner, LA Galaxy Account Executive, Partnership ActivationBob’s Discount Furniture partnered with the LA Galaxy Foundation (LAGF) to refurnish three rooms in the Professional Child Development Associates Center (PCDA), a non-profit whose focus is on child development serving children from birth to 21 years of age, and their families, when there is a concern regarding development or behavior.As part of this partnership, Bob’s donated over $8,000 worth of furniture to PCDA Center. Last week Bob’s Bradford Jamieson, LA Galaxy forward, and Cozmo, the LA Galaxy mascot surprised members at the PDCA Center revealing the three newly furnished rooms.Bradford Jamieson IV, LA Galaxy forward; Cozmo, LA Galaxy mascot; Tyronne Lindsey, Bob’s Discount Furniture Mid-City store manager; and patients of PCDA CenterAs part of its donation delivery, Bob’s Discount Furniture has provided the PDCA Center with their quality furniture collections of Gracie Sofas, Dakota Sofas and Accent Chairs, Reece Blue Accent Chairs, Zucchini Accent Chairs, Bali End Tables, Houdini II Coffee Table Sets, Sanctuary Dining Set with Slat Chairs, Summit Dining Set with Storage Bench, Austin Dresser and Montana Chairside Table.About Bob’s Discount FurnitureBob’s Discount Furniture provides a wide variety of quality furnishings – including living room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, office furniture and home accents – at everyday low prices. The stores also offer a unique and enjoyable shopping experience featuring free Cafés in each store with gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies and candy. Since 1991, Bob’s has built strong customer loyalty by offering the highest-value home furnishings at the lowest possible prices. Now, with 104 furniture stores located throughout New England, California, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 12th-largest U.S. furniture chain and proudly holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Bob’s is committed to supporting communities where its stores are located through a variety of charitable giving efforts. The Bob’s Discount Furniture Public Relations and Outreach program was created to help schools and children-related charities. The company donates more than $2.75 million to charities each year. This is done along with the Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation which has anchored the company’s philanthropic work for more than 20 years. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit http://www.bobscares.org/, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MyBobs, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyBobs.About the LA Galaxy FoundationThe LA Galaxy are an American professional soccer club, based in Los Angeles that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). It is the league’s most-decorated club, having won the MLS Cup a record five times (2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014) – the MLS Supporters’ Shield four times (1998, 2002, 2010, 2011,) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup twice (2001, 2005), and is one of just two MLS teams to win the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup (2000). Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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World’s largest collection of model aircraft goes on permanent display in…

first_img TAGScollectionhobbymodel aircraft displayShannonShannon airport Previous articleNew jobs to come from expansion at Rigid ContainersNext articleESB partnership to transform Shannon into low carbon airport Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] WhatsApp NewsCommunityVideoWorld’s largest collection of model aircraft goes on permanent display in ShannonBy Cian Reinhardt – July 3, 2018 5896 Facebook Twitter Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Linkedin Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport center_img Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuilding The world’s largest collection of model aircraft has gone on permanent show in the most appropriate home possible for it – the very airport where the obsession began for a collector to purchase 1,500 plus specialist diecast models.Farranshone, Limerick man Michael Kelly (67) has put his incredible aircraft collection on view in Shannon over six decades after his preoccupation with aircraft as a young boy began there.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The collection, which the retired fitter/plumber began assembling from his mid-teens and spent €25,000 each year on at its peak, outgrew his old farmhouse home just 400m from the River Shannon but has found a new one at Shannon Airport. It will be officially opened in the autumn but is already on display and getting huge attention from passengers as they marvel at the vastness and uniqueness of the permanent exhibition.The collection, which is housed in display units in a dedicated gallery area just off the departures lounge, includes every popular aircraft to have flown as well as many lesser well known, right up to modern day versions.All aircraft are 1:200 in scale and among the better known ones are a range of Concordes that perfected take-off ability at Shannon; the Sunderland aircraft owned by Al Capone from the 1930s; the world’s largest aircraft to fly commercially, the Antonov, which has also transited Shannon; the largest aircraft never to fly, the Spruce Goose of the Hughes Aircraft Company owned by ‘the Aviator’, Howard Hughes; the first Ryanair Boeing 737 aircraft; the full Aer Lingus collection from its beginnings and much, much more.For aviation enthusiasts there’s also the likes of Michael’s own favourite, the VC 10, an aircraft that captivated imaginations when it came out in the 1960s; the Russian Ilyushin 62, which hubbed in Shannon, and Yaks;  the Hercules, Lockheed Electra and TriStar; and the British royal’s ‘Queen’s Flight’ BAE 146.Explaining the long journey that led to the collection, Michael recalled:  “It started back when I was a little boy. My Dad, God rest him, used to bring me to Shannon Airport. When I saw aircraft I just fell in love with them. Whatever was between the airplanes and I, it was just magic.“I’d be always talking about airplanes. I never stopped babbling on at home about them. I’d be at home playing with my ball and I might be lucky enough to hear a Viscount in the sky and, of course, that would blow my mind. And I do everything, I’d nearly try pull back the clouds to see them.”The young boy’s early infatuation with aviation never abated and, with no model aircraft shop available in Ireland, he made his first trip to the UK when he was 16.“Dad gave me the money to go to this lovely man in Wales. That was the beginning of my real journey. He (model aircraft dealer) had so many beautiful planes and I was amazed. He said to me, ‘you’re very brave little boy to come here, I’ll send the planes onto Ireland and your dad can pay me when he has the money’. That was the beginning.”However, it was when Michael was put in touch with a world-wide, exclusive dealer of model aircraft based out of a hotel at Heathrow Airport that his pursuit really took off.  “I was told, if you get in with this guy, he will get you anything.  So, I headed over to this man, Nigel Milton Tompkins, with £10,000 Irish punts at the time in my pocket in ‘84.  It was huge money that I had saved, mad money.  But I was working hard and I was making money.“I took 17 planes on the day.  That’s how I kind of broke the mould. I was taken under the wing completely within a few visits. I was able to hit Heathrow then, at least once every six weeks every time. I had this airport (Shannon) wore out. Over the period of time when I look back on my accounts I would have spent about €25,000 a year, over 20 years. I spent a luxury house on it.  I live in an old restored farmhouse in Limerick city and we built a room then off the house, 65ft long, to put all my models out there on a display.”More and more people heard about what he had assembled and, ultimately, the reality dawned that it was far too important a collection not to be public.  A quick meeting with Niall Maloney, Shannon Airport’s Director of Operations and an agreement was reached to relocate it to a designated gallery area airside, just off the departures lounge.Said Niall:  “I’d heard from colleagues about this collection in a house in Limerick and, of course, about Michael and was advised to go see it.  When you walked in through the front door, there was planes left of me, there was planes right of me, there was planes in front of me. They were everywhere. It was an aviation-enthusiast’s heaven.“Over a number of engagements with Michael we discussed what could be done.  It’s a wonderful collection and deserves to be seen by the public. We were only happy that we could bring it here to Shannon with his goodwill.”The Shannon Operations Director said Michael’s passion for his aircraft is infectious.  “Once you meet Michael his enthusiasm, his knowledge of all these planes comes across instantly. He knows every aircraft type, has all the history behind where these aircraft were, where they were flown, who they’ve flown.  This is the world’s largest diecast model collection in the world.  We’re just delighted, with Michael’s goodwill, that it’s based here now in Shannon.”The gallery is, he explained, the latest manifestation of the extra mile Shannon goes to in order to make the airport customer friendly.  “Shannon is more than an airport and one thing we are quite strong in Shannon is what you do with your time when you’re here with us. We are working all the time on become as stress-free as possible. We’re the first European airport to have a sensory room in place, we have a unique historical picture collection here of the famous people who came through this airport.  We want Shannon to be a place where people can spend time effortlessly.”Looking back on his journey, Michael said: “I don’t regret a bit of it. It was a very hard journey that I absolutely adored. No regrets. I’m chuffed that they’re in Shannon now. It’s a job well done as far as I’m concerned now. I feel now personally that it’s a great achievement.” Print Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” last_img read more