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first_img Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion Latest Sports News TAGSDjokovic @ US Open 2020Djokovic on federernadal snubTennis players associationUS Open 2020US Open 2020 Live SHARE ATP Tour Novak Djokovic said Wednesday he held no animosity towards rival stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal after they snubbed his call for the formation of a new players’ association.Nadal and Federer called for “unity, not separation” after Djokovic revealed at the weekend that he was spearheading a controversial breakaway union for professional male players. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! Onlinecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingAfter yesterday’s successful meeting, we are excited to announce the beginning of the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA). The first player only association in tennis since 1972. #PTPA pic.twitter.com/q8H0aOdqDl— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) August 30, 2020“I respect, of course, completely their choice that they don’t want to be involved in it at the moment,” said Djokovic after progressing to the US Open third round.“They don’t think it’s the right time. That’s fine. That’s their opinion. I disagree with that.”Djokovic said his idea was not a new one and that he was just “following up on what the previous generations have attempted to do.”“For a players’ association, it’s always the right time, and it has been the right time for the last 20 years. Somehow it was never really accomplished, never really realized. Right now it is. We are moving forward,” he added.Djokovic recovered from a set down to defeat Britain’s Kyle Edmund 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the second round of the US Open Wednesday.He said it had “not been easy” dealing with the storm caused by his announcement during his bid for an 18th Grand Slam.But he also insisted the new association would not form a rival tour to the ATP or boycott tournaments.It is intended as a “platform” to give players a louder voice, Djokovic explained.“We have highest of intentions for players. I mean, this is only thing we have. We don’t want to fight anyone. We don’t want to fight for existence with ATP, ITF (International Tennis Federation), or any other governing body.“I think there is a place for players association. There always has been a place for players association,” he added.“It’s just that right now obviously there are people that just don’t want that to happen because there’s a certain structural system in place that has been protecting them. I understand that. That’s fine.”  F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Formula 1 Sport News Previous articleIPL 2020: Virat Kohli led RCB shares a glimpse of their “Royal Carriage”Next articleUFC Fight Night LIVE in India Overeem vs Sakai Live on Sony LIV, fight card, date, Updates, India Time All you need to know about UFC Fight Night Overeem vs Sakai Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Facebook Twitter Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Cricket Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, India Cricket Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beat Belinda Bencic to clinch title ATP Tour Latest Sports NewsSportTennisUS Open Tennis Players Asso : Novak Djokovic declares, ’no hard feeling with Federer, Nadal’ Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Kunal Dhyani – September 3, 2020 WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates last_img read more

Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgBayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileBayport Management Limited avails retail financial services through its subsidiaries internationally, including Botswana, Colombia, Ghana, Mexico, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The services provided by the company include short term loans, medium term loans, micro asset and group finance products, personal loans and long term loans according the particular needs of the client. Other services availed by Bayport Management Limited involve local money transfer services, savings accounts and flexible deposits, and credit life cover and education protection insurance products. Bayport Management Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

This FTSE 250 stock crashed 30% in December. Why I’d buy it for 2021

first_img G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avon Rubber. 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. G A Chester | Wednesday, 30th December, 2020 | More on: AVON Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. This FTSE 250 stock crashed 30% in December. Why I’d buy it for 2021 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Enter Your Email Address The share price of FTSE 250 stock Avon Rubber (LSE: AVON) hit a new all-time high on 1 December. However, the market reacted badly to annual results the following day and an unscheduled trading update on 17 December. As a result, the share price is now some 30% below its level at the start of the month.I think the market’s overreacted and presented me with an opportunity to buy discount shares in a great business. Here’s why I believe Avon can bounce back in 2021. And why the current valuation doesn’t reflect its medium-to-long-term growth prospects.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…Flying FTSE 250 stock2020 has been a transformational year for Avon. It sold its agricultural technology business for £180m, and is now focused solely on defence. Here it’s “a world leader in respiratory and ballistic protection, delivering life-critical solutions for militaries and first responders.”The company expanded its product portfolio in body armour and helmets with two acquisitions during the year. It paid £96m for 3M’s ballistic protection business and £100m for helmets specialist Team Wendy.The market applauded the strategic developments, as well as a strong organic operating performance. When the FTSE 250 stock made a new all-time high of 4,625p on 1 December, shareholders had enjoyed an uplift of 121% since the start of the year.Turn in sentimentThe next day, Avon released its results for its financial year ended 30 September. Despite the unprecedented challenges of Covid-19, it had seen “only minor disruption.” And the results were “strong” and “ahead of expectations.” Furthermore, the business was positioned to “deliver further growth in 2021 and beyond.”Yet, before the middle of the month, the shares were trading at 3,765p, In other words, this FTSE 250 stock had lost around 20% of its value from its pre-results high. I put this down to some serious profit-taking after the year’s strong performance.Due to the discount and Avon’s growth prospects, I made it my pick in our Motley Fool ‘Top British shares for 2021’ feature published on 14 December. Three days later, the company issued an unscheduled trading update.UncertaintiesAvon announced a problem in testing initial production samples of body armour plates for two contracts. It said it’s“confident” of resolving the issue, but expects a delay to first deliveries. In addition, a competitor has protested against the award of a sole-source contract to Avon for a next-generation ballistic helmet.These near-term uncertainties are unwelcome. However, I expect clarity to improve in the coming year, and the market to refocus on Avon’s compelling medium-to-long-term growth prospects.Still a top FTSE 250 stockCity analysts have revised their financial forecasts since the 17 December update. At a share price of 3,250p, Avon’s trading at 33 times forecast earnings for its financial year ending 30 September 2021. And the multiple falls to 25 for fiscal 2022 on forecasts of 32% earnings growth. The 2021-22 price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.8 is on the good-value side of the PEG fair-value marker of 1.Despite the near-term uncertainties, I continue to see Avon as a top FTSE 250 stock. It not only has prospects of strong organic growth, but also a balance sheet capable of supporting further earnings-enhancing acquisitions. As such, I’d be happy to buy it for 2021 and the long term. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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Gregers Grams Houses / R21 Arkitekter

first_img Photographs Norway Housing Architects: R21 Arkitekter Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Gregers Grams Houses / R21 ArkitekterSave this projectSaveGregers Grams Houses / R21 Arkitekter Area:  1700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/566093/gregers-grams-houses-r21-arkitekter Clipboard “COPY” CopyHousing•Oslo, Norway Save this picture!© Henrik Beck Kæmpe+ 17 Sharecenter_img ArchDaily Photographs:  Henrik Beck Kæmpe Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2013 Projects Gregers Grams Houses / R21 Arkitekter Manufacturers: FocusDesign Team:Thomas Thorsnes, Martin Smedsrud, Anders Melsom, Joachim Dahle, Bergur Briem.Developer:Black Bricks ASBuilding Construction:Ruud Entreprenør 1 ASStructural Engineer:Høyer Finseth ASManufacturers/Suppliers Brick Facade:Petersen Tegl A/SArchitect In Charge:Martin SmedsrudCity:OsloCountry:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Henrik Beck KæmpeRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Renders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. This project relates to the ongoing densification of the detached house areas of Oslo and investigates how to densify these areas without compromising on architectural and existing qualities. The five single-family houses in Gregers Grams vei of Oslo are organized around a shared yard, which offer direct access to the residences.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe site is naturally south-sloping, and the parking area is built as a shared underground facility. The residences have a consistent design, both in material use and detailing. However, each house is customized to its specific location on the site, sunlight conditions, terrain and surrounding buildings, making each house unique. The gaps between the buildings provide varied views as well as private and semi-private outdoor spaces.Save this picture!© Henrik Beck KæmpeThe compactness provides the houses with a good floor planning and energy efficiency. The floor plans all follow the same principle: living room and kitchen on the ground level, bedrooms on the second floor, and other rooms in the underground floor. A staircase with a ceiling-mounted fireplace separates living room and kitchen zones.Save this picture!© Henrik Beck KæmpeThe underground floor features direct access to the parking spaces. The flat roofs hold private terraces, and each home has a ground level garden parcel. The dark bricks and the simple facade detailing create a precise shape and character, express weight and durability, and allow the five different volumes to emerge as the main elements of the complex.Save this picture!DiagramThe project received a honorable mention in the City of Oslo Architecture Award of 2014. From the Jury’s assessment: “The single-family houses in Gregers Grams vei represent an innovative thoroughly planned densification project in a residential area outside the city centre. The houses are in an exemplary way, carefully and thoroughly modelled on the site. The organization around a common yard is successfully accomplished and provides distinctive qualities to the project.”Save this picture!Model 2Project gallerySee allShow lessMini House / Agustina RuivalSelected ProjectsVideo: Why Should Architects be Concerned About Mobility?Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Oslo, NorwayLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/566093/gregers-grams-houses-r21-arkitekter Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeR21 ArkitekterOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingOsloNorwayPublished on November 12, 2014Cite: “Gregers Grams Houses / R21 Arkitekter” 12 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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STUDIOS 54 / Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects

first_img Planning Consultant: Projects ARIM Consulting Paul Bekker Engineering STUDIOS 54 / Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects Area:  126 m² Area:  126 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/634736/studios-54-hill-thalis-architecture-urban-projects Clipboard “COPY” 2014 Developer / Builder:Trinium GroupHeritage Advice:John Oultram Heritage & DesignCity:Surry HillsCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Brett BoardmanRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. This project poses a simple architectural question – what can one small shop and four apartments contribute to the life and vitality of the city?Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanStudios 54 is located between a large residential development to the north and a heritage listed corner pub to the south. The building forms a transition between these two distinctive scales, acknowledging the tight urban grain with its small footprint, yet seamlessly matching the bolder height of its contemporary residential neighbour.Save this picture!SectionWithin a site area of approx. 126sqm, the project contains a commercial space on the street level, and four single floor apartments above. Each apartment is flexibly planned with a series of service pods on the southern facade that frame a long open plan space that runs from the front to the rear. This flexible plan arrangement offers a number of possibilities for occupation and would happily accommodate residential, home office and/or commercial uses. Each apartment achieves ample sunlight and ventilation, despite the heavily constrained urban context.Save this picture!© Alex Rink/Aaron MurrayAs urban housing, this project explores the myriad ways that a diverse range of unknown future occupants can inflect and individualize interior space to make a home. This deliberately equivocal interior character is contrasted with a more playful and definitive architectural presence in the urban realm.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe exterior of the building is formed from a palette of white materials with differing surface textures – comprising off-form concrete, textured rendered walls, matte ceramic tiles and glossy, vitrified panels. Against this plays a rich colour theme of red, blue, yellow and turquoise that celebrates the presence of individual occupancies through small scale details such as blinds, letterboxes and soffits.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe building is capped with a communal roof terrace – complete with planter beds that intermittently throw sprays of white flowers above the horizontal parapet line of the building.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanProject gallerySee allShow lessOpen Call: Santiago Launches International Competition for “Nueva Alameda Providencia”Misc#LoFab: MASS Design Group’s Campaign For Local BuildingVideosProject locationAddress:Surry Hills NSW 2010, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Viscona STUDIOS 54 / Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban ProjectsSave this projectSaveSTUDIOS 54 / Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects Save this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 27 Share Mechanical Engineering: ArchDaily 2014center_img Year:  Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/634736/studios-54-hill-thalis-architecture-urban-projects Clipboard Photographs photographs:  Brett Boardman, Alex Rink/Aaron MurrayPhotographs:  Brett Boardman, Alex Rink/Aaron Murray Apartments CopyAbout this officeHill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects OfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSurry HillsHousingResidentialAustraliaPublished on May 27, 2015Cite: “STUDIOS 54 / Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects ” 27 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Service Engineering: Australia Sara Roach Planning Services CopyApartments•Surry Hills, Australia Structural Engineering: “COPY” Architects: Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

FRSB to tackle poor fundraising practice among non-member charities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Since its formation, it has of course received complaints about fundraising involving non-members. The Board now feels that it should consider playing a wider role in highlighting issues around poor fundraising practice amongst such non-members, if only to protect the reputation of its members.The issue has been raised by the recently formed FRSB Advisory Forum: some members report feeling more and more frustrated that their work and the high standards in fundraising that they follow are being undermined by instances of poor practice beyond the membership.However, the Board has made it clear that its adjudications and official three-step complaint procedure will apply only to FRSB members.Alistair McLean, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Standards Board, said: “We believe that poor fundraising practice constitutes a reputational risk to our member charities – those who commit to and perform the highest standards of fundraising practice – and to the sector at large.“We hope that by addressing those organisations that practice fundraising in this way, we will encourage them to join with the rest of our membership in seeking to both set and maintain the highest standards in fundraising. In so doing, we are seeking to protect the long-term reputation of charity fundraising.”www.frsb.org.uk FRSB to tackle poor fundraising practice among non-member charities Howard Lake | 12 July 2009 | News The Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) is considering how it can best address the issue of non-member charities which demonstrate poor fundraising practice which reflects badly on its members and the sector as a whole.The debate took place at the last FRSB Board meeting on 2 July 2009. It did not, as reported and blogged about elsewhere, decide to adjudicate on complaints about non-members’ fundraising activities.The FRSB regulates its 1,078 members’ fundraising practice, and addresses those that have demonstrated standards of fundraising that are not compatible with the FRSB’s Fundraising Promise or the Institute of Fundraising’s Codes of Fundraising Practice directly. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Fundraising Standards Board Law / policy 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.  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Housing protest shuts down developers’ summit

first_imgProtesters at Oakland City Council demand a moratorium on evictions.WW photo: Terri KayOakland, Calif. — Community activists organized by the Black Power Network marched into Oakland’s Kaiser Center Auditorium on March 18 demanding an end to development-driven displacement and calling for the city to declare a housing state of emergency.The protesters locked themselves across an entrance to the auditorium where the Oakland Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Summit was about to begin. About a hundred strong, the remaining activists filed into the auditorium, chanting to the accompaniment of the Brass Liberation Orchestra.The BPN’s platform uses the key words “stop,” “stay” and “expand” to signal its demands: “Stop — declare a housing state of emergency with a moratorium on no-fault evictions; Stay — protect residents by passing a stronger rent stabilization and anti-eviction ordinance, restoring social services and building truly affordable housing; and Expand — create a right-to-return program to bring displaced Oaklanders home.”Effectively shutting down the proceedings, BPN continued to chant, “Housing is a human right! That is why we have to fight!” BPN organizer Carroll Fife said, “Oakland is not open for business until Oakland is open for business for everyone.” She was referring to the planned title of Mayor Libby Schaaf’s speech to the Chamber, “Oakland: Open for Business,” and to the fact that the average rent for an Oakland apartment is now over $3,000 a month.Several signs read: “Our housing crisis is not your profit opportunity. Eviction moratorium now!” Protesters demanded the City Council declare a housing state of emergency.Chamber of Commerce organizers had to formally announce the cancellation of the meeting, promising to reschedule the $95-a-seat affair. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf had been scheduled to give the opening remarks and an investment economist was to have made a major speech on real estate opportunities in Oakland.This action follows on the heels of the City Council’s 6-to-1 decision on March 15 to approve a luxury development on the publicly owned East 12th Street parcel of land, ignoring a year of protests calling for 100 percent affordable housing on the site. The parcel overlooks Oakland’s Lake Merritt, making it prime property in developers’ eyes.The “Save E. 12th Parcel for the People Coalition” had developed its own counterproposal featuring 100 percent affordable housing under the slogan “Public land for public good.” People locked themselves to posts in the Council chambers as several hundred people filled the main floor and the two balconies, chanting until the Council walked out. Council members reconvened in the mayor’s private chambers and held the vote approving the luxury development, while the people continued to chant and protest just outside the room.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Nominations Open for Your Favorite Farm Mom

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Mar 10, 2015 SHARE Farm mom nominations openDo you know the woman who should be America’s farm mom of the year? Well, there is a contest to honor her and the nomination window is open from now until March 31st. The 2015 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year contest is sponsored by Monsanto, and a regional winner last year, Stephanie Essick, the Midwest Farm Mom winner from Iowa, says farm moms play many roles, “Whether you deliver the food or you are the actual farmer,” she told HAT.“I actually farm fulltime and I have for the last 15 years after graduating from Iowa State, and I do everything to combine, to plant and the accounting. Moms can be very involved and do just about anything in agriculture anymore.”HAT spoke with Essick recently at Commodity Classic. Like a lot of farm moms she is very involved in the industry.“I’ve always been passionate about agriculture and wanted to be involved. Right now I’m on the Iowa Soybean Board and am very excited about the future of agriculture. I’ve been here this week at board meetings and delegate sessions.”The program is coordinated by Tracy Mueller, Monsanto brand communications manager.“Any deserving farm mom, whether it’s your sister, your mother, a friend, someone you admire in the community, anybody you feel is a deserving mom can be nominated.”This is the 6th year for the contest which awards $5,000 to the 5 regional winners and an additional $5,000 to the national winner announced just before Mother’s Day. Mueller says it’s important to recognize the incredible moms from America’s farms.“We are just so proud to celebrate women in agriculture and all the contributions they make. They’re amazing women and I don’t even know how they do everything they do in a day. They’re phenomenal women who are really outspoken about agriculture. They’re passionate and wonderful people to know.”American Agri-Women, the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women, will be helping select the semi-finalists.“It is so heart-warming to read the nominations from family members of all ages. They share personal stories and memories of everything women do day in and day out and year in and year out to keep their family and farm going. They’re super heroes to their families,” says Donnell Scott, AAW’s vice president of education, who is leading the judging efforts.Visit AmericasFarmers.com during the nomination period and be prepared to submit a brief essay online about how your nominee contributes to her family, farm, community and agriculture.The five regional winners, which are selected from the semi-finalists, will be announced at the end of April, and profiles of the winners will be posted to AmericasFarmers.com, where the public can vote for the one national farm mom winner.Complete eligibility requirements and official contest rules are at the website or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to America’s Farmers Mom of the Year, Attn: Sue Dillon, 349 Marshall Ave., Ste. 200, St. Louis, MO 63119. Previous articleUSDA Supply and Demand Report Recognizes Ethanol Industry’s Increased EfficiencyNext articleTPP Negotiations Taking Place This Week Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Nominations Open for Your Favorite Farm Mom SHARE Nominations Open for Your Favorite Farm Momlast_img read more

French Olympic committee chief explains human rights badge ban

first_img ChinaAsia – Pacific April 15, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French Olympic committee chief explains human rights badge ban Follow the news on China RSF_en Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more ————-15.04.2008 – French Olympic committee capitulates to pressure from IOC and China for ban on “For a better world” badgeReporters Without Borders is dismayed by the decision of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) to ban French athletes from wearing a badge saying “For a better world” during the Beijing Olympic Games.”The International Olympic Committee has clearly imposed its hard line on CNOSF president Henri Sérandour and forced him to take a bad decision,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The right of the athletes to free expression has been sacrificed in a complete capitulation to the demands of the Chinese organisers.”The organisation added: “The message chosen by the French athletes was taken from the Olympic charter. Why do the IOC and CNOSF prefer the virulently nationalistic and anti-West campaign under way in China to the French athletes’ peaceful and universalist message? This is a harsh rebuff for Sérandour and French sports minister Bernard Laporte.”Reporters Without Borders urges athletes not to comply with the Chinese government’s orders and to go to Beijing with the press freedom organisation’s badges saying “Freedom” in Chinese characters. Reporters Without Borders had these badges made in the five colours of the Olympic rings, and they are meant to be worn by athletes, journalists and members of the public going to Beijing.The CNOSF ban was announced yesterday by Sérandour on the French television station L’Equipe TV. “You cannot wear a badge for this or that cause,” he said. “We are going to respect the charter, which says no concrete demonstration of any kind during the sports events or during the processions in the opening and closing ceremonies.”The proposed badge was chosen two weeks ago by the French athletes with the agreement of the CNOSF and the support of Laporte. It shows the Olympic rings and the words “France” and “For a better world.” The athletes had intended to wear it during the 8-24 August games in Beijing in a show of support for human rights.But, after travelling to Beijing, IOC president Jacques Rogge ruled out the idea of a French badge, saying he had promised China that athletes would not express their views during the games.The opening chapter of the Olympic Charter says: “The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practised in accordance with Olympism and its values.”Article 51-3 of the charter says “no kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.” China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more – 17.04Reporters Without Borders notes that Henri Sérandour, the head of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee, and David Douillet, the head of the French Athletes Committee, gave a press conference on 15 April to explain the ban on French athletes wearing their proposed “For a better world” badge during the Beijing Olympic.“This was an entirely French badge but if there is any demonstration in Beijing, everyone must agree to it,” Sérandour said. He and Douillet pointed out that they had on 4 April voiced the desire to see the human rights message become an international one as long as the Olympic Charter was resepcted.“Full-blown negotiations are under way with (IOC Athletes Commission president) Sergeï Boubka and IOC president Jacques Rogge,” Douillet said, adding that French President Nicolas Sarkozy supported this “initiative by the French athletes.”Sérandour added: “I am not a turncoat. I am still with the athletes in this initiative.” News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Creation of first independent journalists’ union against a background of repression

first_imgNews February 3, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News Reporters Without Borders welcomed the creation of Hurriyat (Freedom), the first independent media watchdog in Syria on 9 May 2005 and urged the authorities to officially recognise it.”Hurriyat could play a key role in the liberalisation of the media and the decriminalisation of press offences which we have been demanding for years,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.The new centre has been founded by a number of journalists and human rights activists, such as cartoonist Ali Farzat, writer and political commentator Michel Kilo and lawyer Anwar Bunni. “Since the promulgation, in September 2001, of a new press law, the Syrian authorities have stepped up a crackdown on the media. Recent events confirm this total control of the press and the need to create a Syrian press freedom organisation such as Hurriyat,” Reporters Without Borders said.The latest incident of censorship was on 11 May, when the May issue of the privately-owned financial monthly al-Mal (Money) was seized for dealing with sensitive issues. They included an interview with the former finance minister, Issam Zaïm, headlined, “The new direction of the link of the Syrian pound to the dollar is worrying”, a letter sent to President Bashar al Assad by an entrepreneur whose business was seized by the ruling Baath Party in the 60s and an article about corruption in the private sector.In another case, the Syrian authorities halted a series of four programmes about the Syrian press put out by US Arabic-language television al Hurra (The Free One). The day after the first programme was broadcast live from Damascus on 19 April, al-Hurra announced that it was cancelling the rest of the programmes following “harassment” of its team in the capital. On the first programmes guests freely discussed “press legislation and the red lines not to be crossed”.Elsewhere, on 5 May, a defamation trial opened against journalist and writer Hakim Al Baba after he wrote several articles criticising Imad al Shuaibi, a doctor of political science known to be an unofficial government spokesman. The complainant is seeking five million Syrian pounds in damages (around 100,000 dollars).The Syrian secret services have already several times summoned al Baba who regularly writes articles in various Arabic newspapers, using humour to criticise the Syrian political system. Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Syria Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders welcomed the creation of Hurriyat, the first independent media watchdog in Syria on 9 May 2005 and urged the authorities to officially recognise it, against a background of repression. The May issue of the privately-owned financial monthly al-Mal was seized for dealing with sensitive issues. In another case, the Syrian authorities halted a series of four programmes about the Syrian press put out by US Arabic-language television al Hurra. Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law March 12, 2021 Find out more Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News News March 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation May 12, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Creation of first independent journalists’ union against a background of repressionlast_img read more