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China drives luxury German car sales

first_img Share Tuesday 8 February 2011 9:01 pm China drives luxury German car sales Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsappcenter_img KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm GERMAN carmakers BMW and Audi have reported record January sales, boosted by demand for luxury vehicles in Russia and China.Audi, the high-end brand owned by Volkswagen, said it delivered around 95,400 cars to customers worldwide last month, an increase of 22.6 per cent on the same period last year.Munich-based BMW, the world’s biggest luxury car manufacturer, saw sales increase 28 per cent last month. It delivered 105,177 cars and sport-utility vehicles worldwide in January, up from 82,150 for the same period a year earlier.The strong sales come as global demand for premium cars accelerates, despite tough trading conditions across much of Europe.Audi sales in Russia jumped 48.4 per cent in January compared to the same period a year earlier, whilst sales in China rose 32.1 per cent.Audio sales chief Peter Schwarzenbauer said: “based on the current order situation, we expect a strong first quarter in 2011.”BMW experienced a 70.4 per cent increase on January sales in China on the previous year, shifting 20,308 Mini and own-branded cars.The carmaker’s sales and marketing boss, Ian Roberston, said: “We want to reinforce our global position as the leading supplier of premium automobiles.“We expect growth rates to remain strong over the next few months.” More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Limited is a multi-media company with extensive interests in newspaper and magazine publications and television and radio broadcasting. Leading newspaper publications in the New Vision stable include The New Vision, Saturday Vision, Sunday Vision, Rupiny and ETOP; leading magazine publications include Bride & Groom, Flair for Her, Bukedde, Bukedde Lwamukaaga, Bukedde Ku Ssande and Kampala Sun. The company oversees online publications, including sites that advertise jobs, services and activities. New Vision operates a platform for bulk SMSes, polling and aggregation. Radio stations in the media group include XFM, Bukedde FM, Radio West, Radio Rupiny, Etop Radio, and Arua One FM; and free-to-air television channels such as Bukedde TV, TV West, and Urban TV. Its commercial division prints books, annual reports, diaries, calendars and other products corporate stationary needs. Its marketing services division offers expertise in social media and media research services which includes managing online campaigns and organised events. New Vision Printing and Publishing Company is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgOmnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileOmnicane Limited is a company headquartered in Mauritius and specialises in sugar milling and electricity production services. The company engages in the production and processing of sugar cane, electricity production, food crop, flower and venison production, vegetable, palm heart and fresh shrimp production. Omnicane ltd operates through its subsidiaries, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Mon Tresor) Limited, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Britannia Highlands) Limited, Floreal Limited, FAW Investment Limited, Exotic Exports Limited, Omnicane Logistic Operations Limited, Omnicane Thermal Energy Holdings (St Aubin) Limited, Omnicane Holdings (La Baraque) Thermal Energy Limited, Omnicane Milling Operations Limited and Omnicane Agricultural Operations Limited; all arranged under  sugar, energy, hospitality, and property segments. Omnicane Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Grocery workers say no to wage theft

first_imgWW photo: Anne PrudenSome 50 grocery workers and their supporters held occupations at four Brooklyn, N.Y., grocery stores on May 18. The actions were organized by New York Communities for Change, with workers taking the lead. The protesters convened at a church, where an old school bus picked them up so they could travel together to the targeted groceries. As protesters occupied the stores with bilingual signs, immigrant leaders handed the bosses at each location a letter demanding decent pay and benefits on the job.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

Trump Says Additional 10% Tariff on $300B of Chinese Goods Begins…

first_img Facebook Twitter President Trump on Thursday afternoon tweeted that US representatives had just returned home from China and had “constructive talks” about trade. Despite those constructive talks, he announced that while talks continue with China there will be a “a small additional Tariff of 10% on the remaining 300 Billion Dollars of goods and products coming from China into our Country. This does not include the 250 Billion Dollars already Tariffed at 25%.”After the tweet, the Dow traded 300 points lower and US crude oil dropped over $4 a barrel. Trump also tweeted that he looks forward to “continuing our positive dialogue with China on a comprehensive Trade Deal, and feel that the future between our two countries will be a very bright one!” The White House had confirmed earlier in the week that the next round of talks would be held in D.C. in early September.…buy agricultural product from the U.S. in large quantities, but did not do so. Additionally, my friend President Xi said that he would stop the sale of Fentanyl to the United States – this never happened, and many Americans continue to die! Trade talks are continuing, and…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2019 By Eric Pfeiffer – Aug 1, 2019 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for August 1, 2019Next articleRabobank: African Swine Fever to Halve China Hog Herd Eric Pfeiffercenter_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Trump Says Additional 10% Tariff on $300B of Chinese Goods Begins Sept…. Trump Says Additional 10% Tariff on $300B of Chinese Goods Begins Sept. 1 …We look forward to continuing our positive dialogue with China on a comprehensive Trade Deal, and feel that the future between our two countries will be a very bright one!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2019last_img read more

Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Preseason Predictions (Almost)

first_imgAndrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articleUPDATE: TCU should have known about Turpin’s New Mexico battery chargeNext articleNews Now 10/24/18 Andrew Van Heusden RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook + posts ReddIt ReddIt Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots printCole Polley and Ryan Jones discuss NBA predictions, including who they think will be rookie of the year, MVP, “most clutch player” and more. Linkedin Andrew Van Heusden is a senior journalism and film-television-digital media major from Brighton, Michigan. He is looking forward to being the digital producer this semester for TCU Student Media. He claims to live in Moudy South throughout the weekdays; but if you can’t find him there, then be sure to try the local movie theaters or the Amon G. Carter Stadium. Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/center_img Facebook Twitter Linkedin Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 15 – Parts 1 & 2 Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14 Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 13 Andrew Van Heusden Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Twitterlast_img read more

Two more arrests in Egypt

first_img RSF_en Al-Shaab newspaper editor Amer Abdel Moneim was arrested at his home in the Cairo district of Gizeh on the night of 18 December and was placed in pre-trial detention for an initial period of 15 days that is renewable. After being questioned without a lawyer being present, he was charged with “spreading fake news” and “participating in terrorist activities.” Relatives say he is in very poor health, suffering from diabetes and having recently undergone an operation to his eyes. Moneim had published several articles in recent weeks criticizing President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s authoritarian policies and condemning the many arrests of journalists and human rights defenders.The other recent arrest is that of the blogger Shady Abu Zaid. A month after his release on 18 October, he was re-arrested as a result of an appeal court’s decision to sentence him to six months in prison, upholding his 2016 conviction by a Qasr Al-Nil criminal court on a charge of “defaming the interior ministry” in a satirical video in which he pranked police officers. Zaid spent more than two years in provisional detention after he was arrested for the first time in May 2018, when the authorities said they were investigating him on suspicion of “spreading fake news” and “membership of a terrorist group.”“It is distressing to see the Egyptian authorities continue to flout the right to be informed by arbitrarily arresting and detaining yet more news providers and bloggers,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “We call for the immediate release of the 31 journalists detained in Egypt.”The latest arrests came just as the European Parliament adopted Resolution 2912 condemning “in the strongest possible terms the continuing and intensifying crackdown on fundamental rights and on human rights defenders, lawyers, protesters, journalists, bloggers, trade unionists [and others].”The resolution has annoyed Egypt’s political class, which regards it as meddling in Egypt’s internal affairs.Egypt is ranked 166th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index . EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of a newspaper editor and ablogger, whose arrests have brought the number of journalists detained arbitrarily in Egypt to31. Follow the news on Egypt January 22, 2021 Find out more February 6, 2021 Find out more News February 1, 2021 Find out more December 23, 2020 Two more arrests in Egypt Help by sharing this information to go further Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison News Receive email alerts Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Newslast_img read more

Attackers force closure of RSF “predators of press freedom” exhibition

first_img Organisation The RSF exhibition of 38 “predators of press freedom” at Saint-Lazare railway station in Paris, which included a picture of Turkish armed forces chief of staff Gen. Hüseyin Kivrikoglu, was closed on 10 May, after pro-Turkish demonstrators had daubed paint and attacked visitors, following vigorous protests by the Turkish authorities, who threatened to review military relations with France if the exhibition was not dismantled. April 28, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News Receive email alerts Groups of violent protesters have forced closure of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) exhibition of 38 “predators of press freedom” whose photos were stuck to a giant world map on the floor of the main hall of the Saint-Lazare railway station in Paris to mark International Press Freedom Day last 3 May. The exhibit, which included a picture of Turkish armed forces chief of staff Gen. Hüseyin Kivrikoglu, was closed on 10 May, after pro-Turkish demonstrators had daubed paint and attacked visitors, following vigorous protests by the Turkish authorities, who threatened to review military relations with France if the exhibition was not dismantled.”These violent reactions to our exhibition prove what we have been saying all along – that any criticism of the Turkish army elicits a brutal reaction from the authorities,” said RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard. “Turkish journalists who criticise it are immediately prosecuted and one of them, Fikret Baskaya, has been in prison for nearly a year for writing an article in this vein.”Turkey is supposing to be conforming to the democratic standards of the European Union, not exporting its rejection of free expression and criticism to the capitals of EU member-states,” he added.About 30 demonstrators sprayed the map and the pictures of the 38 predators, especially that of Gen. Kivrikoglu, with red paint on 9 May after the Turkish authorities asked the French government to “punish” RSF and threatened to review ties with France. Visitors to the exhibition were shoved and attacked with tear gas by the protestors, who were accompanied by a dozen Turkish journalists. RSF repaired the exhibit and lodged a legal complaint. The next day, protestors again set upon visitors, after which the station authorities decided to dismantle the exhibition. May 13, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Attackers force closure of RSF “predators of press freedom” exhibition News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit to go further TurkeyEurope – Central Asia center_img RSF notes that more than 50 journalists of all opinions appeared before Turkish courts last year because of what they wrote or said. Those who criticised the army were routinely targeted. This year, more journalists have been put on trial. One of them, Erol Özkoray, editor of the political science and international relations quarterly Idea Politika, faces at least three trials, including one for accusing the army of wanting to slow Turkey’s efforts to join the European Union. This legal harassment has forced the magazine to stop publishing. Journalist Fikret Baskaya has been in jail since 29 June last year after being sentenced to 16 months imprisonment for an article that appeared on 1 June 1999 criticising the Turkish government and army’s handling of the Kurdish question. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Turkey April 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Report puts city prison in spotlight

first_imgWhatsApp Print Linkedin Twitter A VICTORIAN era practice of prisoners having to ‘slop out’ buckets of human faeces from their cells continues in Limerick Prison, despite it being condemned by the European Committee on the Prevention of Torture in 1993.There were 21 prisoners ‘slopping out’ at the Mulgrave Street jail on January 14, according to a report published by the Irish Prison Service this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The term ‘slopping out’ refers to prisoners who do not have access to a flush toilet, and have to manually empty human waste from their cells.153 Limerick prisoners were required to use a toilet in the presence of others, while only 55 Limerick prisoners had access to a toilet in private.Limerick and Portlaoise are the only two prisons where inmates are forced to slop out their excrement. In Portlaoise, 37 prisoners were slopping out.Overcrowding also remains an ongoing issue.On January 14, Limerick Prison – which has capacity for 210 men and 28 women – had 229 men and 39 women in custody.On the male wing, there were 76 prisoners in single cells; 138 in two person cells and 15 in three person cells. On the female wing, there were 12 prisoners in single cells, 12 in two person cells and 15 in three person cells.Slopping out only occurs in the male wing.The Irish Prison Service annual report shows that both the male and female wings of Limerick Prison were overcrowded, with and average occupancy of 215 men and 36 women.Irish Prison Service Director General Caron McCaffrey said it was investing in the Limerick prison estate to “address long term overcrowding issues”.“In the medium term, the major capital project ongoing in Limerick Prison will provide additional accommodation for male and female offenders in Limerick and address long term overcrowding issues,” she explained.“A new step down unit for female offenders also came on stream in 2019 to assist in the transition of female offenders from prison to the community,” she said.A €12 million plan to modernise Limerick Prison is ongoing, which aims to tackle both overcrowding and slopping out.“In 2019, we commenced construction of a new accommodation wing in Limerick Prison and the provision of a new Gatehouse; offices; reception area and visiting facilities,” Ms McCaffrey explained.A new B Wing Cell Block for male prisoners including staff facilities, kitchen, laundry, delivery facilities, is planned.McCaffrey explained that a waste management facility will end the practice of “slopping out”.“The project will provide world class facilities for prisoners in Limerick and remove the practice of ‘slopping out’ for the male prison population.”Meanwhile, the new facilities for women will mean a more appropriate, rehabilitative and open environment”, she said.A capital budget of €30.98 million was utilised in 2019 for major capital projects, such as Limerick Prison, as well as new ICT equipment and vehicle purchases.The late Limerick defence solicitor, John Devane, famously took a High Court action against the State on behalf of hundreds prisoners, who sought apologies and damages for the distress of having to slop out.Last November, the Supreme Court awarded a former Mountjoy prisoner €7,500 after finding that his constitutional right to protection of his person was violated by having to ‘slop out’ during his incarceration in 2013.At the time there were 1,000 such cases taken against the State.A programme of prison refurbishment and modernisation began in 2010, aiming to have single cell occupancy and in-cell sanitation.Two slopping out cases brought by former prisoners were mentioned before the High Court in February.While one was settled, another involved a former prisoner at Limerick Women’s Prison, who claimed she was subject to degrading treatment when subject to the slopping out regime.The woman claimed her rights were breached after she was made sleep on a mattress in overcrowded cells that lacked toilets, and where she and her cell mates were provided with a small bucket to use in the cell.The State maintained that the action should be dismissed on grounds including that the claim was statute barred.Lawyers representing former prisoners have urged the government to consider a redress scheme which could deal with compensation out of court.Meanwhile, an Irish Prison Service spokesman told the Limerick Post that no prisoner has tested positive for Covid-19 across the prison network.Asked if any member of staff at Limerick Prison had tested positive for the virus, the spokesman said he couldn’t comment as these would be community cases and would be the responsibility of the HSE to confirm”.The HSE does not comment on individual cases. 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George Floyd’s daughter speaks out about her dad for first time

ABC NewsBy STEPHANIE WASH, SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN and EVA PILGRIM, ABC News(NEW YORK) — George Floyd was at his daughter Gianna Floyd’s side from the moment she let her first cry out into the world.Just off work, Floyd had received the call that Gianna, now 6 years old, was due to be born. A tired Floyd slept through hours of mother Roxie Washington’s painful labor. It was Gianna’s entrance into the world that would finally awaken him.“She cried and he heard her,” Washington told ABC News’ Good Morning America. “They wiped her off and they gave her to him. I mean that was his baby. He wanted that moment though. He really really wanted that moment. He looked forward to that.”Now Gianna feels a void with her father gone. In an interview with Good Morning America she said she wants people to know “kinda that I miss him.”Washington described Floyd as a provider that did everything for their daughter.“He just wanted her to have the best,” Washington said. “We were struggling so he did what he had to do as a man and he had to come here [to Minneapolis] to work. And he said I’m going to come back and get y’all.”“I mean, that was his baby. He loved his little girl,” Washington said.And Gianna loved him. If you ask Gianna Floyd what her father was like, she’ll tell you that he was fun and played with her.“He would put her on his shoulders,” Washington said. “She didn’t have to play with nobody else because daddy was gonna play all day long. And they played. They had fun.”Washington received the devastating news of Floyd’s death from her niece, and a close friend of Floyd’s would later confirm it.“I watched it only for a moment,” Washington said of the bystander video showing Floyd’s death. “I couldn’t believe that somebody was on him like that. And then in that moment, you know, because I loved him so much I wanted to help him or I wish I could’ve been there to help him. And just hearing him begging for his life.”Coupled with the recent death of her mother, the loss of Floyd is hard to talk about for Washington, especially with their daughter. But she faced that conversation when Gianna knew something was wrong.“I had closed the door so I could watch the news. I went in the room and I said ‘Gianna, why did you open the door?’ She said ‘Something’s going on with my family,’” Washington told ABC News’ Eva Pilgrim. “She said ‘I hear them. I hear them saying my Daddy’s name.’”Washington says she still hasn’t found the words to explain how her father died.“She doesn’t know what happened. I told her Daddy died because he couldn’t breathe,” Washington said.Now, all Gianna Floyd has left of her father George are memories. But it is the unrealized moments that are shattering to Washington.“He will never see her grow up, graduate. He will never walk her down the aisle. If there’s a problem she’s having and needs a dad, she does not have that anymore,” Washington said at a press conference on Tuesday in Minneapolis.“I want justice for him, ‘cause he was good. No matter what anybody thinks, he was good. And this is the proof that he was a good man,” Washington said, looking down at their daughter.That goodness was evident when Gianna proudly shared her dream during the GMA interview.“I know what I want to be when I grow up,” Gianna called out. “A doctor. So I can help people.”Washington is heartbroken that Floyd will never get to see their daughter chase her dreams.“They took her Dad,” she said. “My heart is broke for my baby. It’s broke.”Floyd’s close friend, retired NBA player Stephen Jackson, accompanied the family on Tuesday, vowing to step in and help Floyd’s family.“Why do we have to see her pain? Why do we have to see a daughter getting raised without a father?” Jackson asked.Jackson, turning to Washington, said: “There’s a lot of stuff that you said that he’s going to miss that I’m going to be there for. I’m going to walk her down the aisle. I’m going to be there for her. I’m going to be here to wipe your tears … Floyd might not be here but I’m going to be here for her.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. read more