University Press (UPL.ng) 2013 Annual Report

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first_imgUniversity Press (UPL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about University Press (UPL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the University Press (UPL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: University Press (UPL.ng)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileUniversity Press Plc (UPPLC) publishes, prints, markets and distributes books in Nigeria for the education and general reading sectors. Educational books cover curriculum titles for the pre-primary, primary, junior, senior secondary and tertiary sectors. The company also produces material for teacher training, research categories and general reading as well as dictionaries, encyclopedias and language and cultural publications. University Press Plc was founded in 1949 and formerly known as Oxford University Press Nigeria. The company started publishing and printing indigenous titles in 1963 when it came out with the first ever local educational publication in Nigeria. Today, University Press Plc is the oldest publishing house in Nigeria exporting to a broad selection of countries in the rest of Africa. Its company head office is in Ibadan, Nigeria. University Press Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How I’d find the best UK shares to buy in this stock market rally

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first_img See all posts by Peter Stephens Image source: Getty Images How I’d find the best UK shares to buy in this stock market rally Every investor will have different views on what are the best UK shares to buy after the recent stock market rally.However, for me, that list may contain those businesses that have so far failed to match the stock market’s recent pace of recovery. For example, they may trade at low prices that could mean they have scope to deliver market-beating returns over the long run.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…Through searching for such companies with low valuations in unloved sectors that offer long-term recovery potential, it may be possible to capitalise on a long-term stock market rise.Searching for the best UK shares in unpopular industriesAs is often the case, some sectors of the UK stock market are currently more popular than others. While this may mean that some investors immediately search the most sought-after industries for the best UK shares to buy, in reality the most unpopular industries may be the best place to start. They could contain the cheapest and best value shares at the present time. Over the coming years, they may offer the greatest potential for capital growth.As such, industries such as financial services, energy and travel & leisure could be a good place to start looking for undervalued stocks. They are likely to face tough operating conditions in the short run, which may be a reason for their unpopularity among investors. However, those companies that have the financial strength to overcome short-term risks, such as through having modest debt levels and large amounts of cash, could deliver attractive share price growth in the long run as a result of their low valuations.A long-term stock market rallyClearly, there is no guarantee that even the best UK shares will recover from the current economic crisis. The coronavirus pandemic is an extremely difficult and challenging event that is likely to have significant effects on the future performance of the economy. It could derail the progress many businesses were making prior to 2020.However, those companies that can adapt to the changes it is likely to bring could position themselves for long-term growth. As such, buying companies that have sound strategies to adapt to changing consumer tastes and new technology may be a sound move. They may be able to remain relevant in a rapidly-evolving world economy.Finding such companies can be achieved by focusing on their latest investor updates, such as annual reports and trading updates. The best UK shares could, for example, have modified their strategies to protect their financial position and even to capitalise on low valuations within their industry through acquisitions. Furthermore, they may have invested in new areas that could catalyse their growth rates. Over time, this ability to adapt to changing market conditions could provide scope for capital growth that leads to an outperformance of the wider stock market. 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Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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. 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Public Policy Network announces refugee advocacy campaign

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first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Comments (2) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY February 1, 2017 at 9:06 am Before our democracy and our beloved country is irreparably altered from our brave founding father’s original intent and design, we all must unite in a bi-partisan way to put a voice to our concern and outrage over the actions of the last 10 days. Don’t sit on the sidelines and count on others to do what you are not brave enough to do, and stand up for what is right and make your voice be heard. Take Action! The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listing Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Public Policy Network, Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted Jan 31, 2017 Comments are closed. Refugees Migration & Resettlement Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Betty Isaacs says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Public Policy Network announces refugee advocacy campaign Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI center_img Donald Trump, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Refugee Ban, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Faith & Politics, TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA February 1, 2017 at 3:20 pm Perhaps this April 16 th and 17th we could also remember Martin Richard, forever 8, and pray that what happened to him never happen again in America. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ronald Davin says: [Episcopal Public Policy Network] The Episcopal Public Policy Network is launching a nationwide advocacy campaign in support of refugees. Over the next two months, we’re challenging Episcopalians to call their national, state, and local elected officials at least four times. Now, more than ever, people of faith must make their voices heard. We have created a 2×4 Fight for Refugees Campaign page with numbers to dial and a sample script on our website.JOIN THE 2×4 FIGHT FOR REFUGEES CAMPAIGNOn January 27, President Trump signed an executive order that halted the refugee resettlement program for 120 days, significantly lowered the number of refugees admitted to the U.S., and barred Syrian refugees from being resettled to the U.S. We recognize the need for our nation to be secure, but we believe that the thorough and often multi-year vetting process eliminates those with violent extremist ideologies and those who seek to harm our country. We believe our current policies balance humanitarian needs with security priorities. This pause in the program and the orders to bar entry to certain individuals will have devastating effects on the lives of refugees waiting for protection through resettlement.The Episcopal Church, through Episcopal Migration Ministries, is one of the nine refugee resettlement agencies in the U.S. refugee resettlement is a life-saving ministry. Episcopalians around the country engage in the work of welcome every day. We have seen that refugees, once welcomed to our communities, become integral parts of our neighborhoods as friends, business owners, students, doctors, and more.We urge you to join the 2×4 Fight for Refugees Campaign to let your elected officials know that you welcome refugees. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

U.S., EU cover up Ukraine junta’s war crimes

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first_imgExiled Odessa activists hold memorial for massacre victims on 40-day anniversary, Simferopol, Crimea, June 12.Photo: BorotbaThe downing of a Ukrainian military airplane in the Lugansk People’s Republic sent shockwaves around the world June 14. The plane carried troops destined to fight in the Kiev junta’s war against the people in the country’s rebellious Donbass region. All 49 people aboard were killed, including the 9-person crew.Within hours, far-right supporters of the government attacked the Russian Embassy in Kiev, overturning vehicles, spray painting swastikas and hurling gas bombs, while high-ranking government officials cheered them on.The plane was a legitimate military target and its destruction an important accomplishment for the volunteer people’s militia of Lugansk, which along with neighboring Donetsk declared independence on May 11 and has mounted a heroic anti-fascist resistance to Kiev’s U.S.-backed war.Valery Boltov, leader of the people’s government in Lugansk, confirmed June 15 that the militia had downed the plane, LifeNews reported.The continued survival of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics — and their ability to hold their own against repeated, well-financed military offensives by Kiev — is testament to the determination of people of all nationalities in the heavily working-class Donbass region to resist the illegal junta of oligarchs, neoliberal politicians and fascists.In the rest of Ukraine, leftist and anti-fascist organizations like Union Borotba (Struggle) and the Communist Party of Ukraine have been forced underground. Threatened with arrest, Borotba leaders have gone to Donetsk, Crimea and Western Europe to build solidarity for the struggle.Significantly, a movement in solidarity with Ukraine’s anti-fascist resistance is beginning to take root across Europe. Committees in Solidarity with Ukrainian Anti-Fascists have been established in Britain and Greece. People in Brussels; Dublin; the Basque Country in the Spanish state; Belgrade, Serbia; and Berlin and other German cities have demonstrated against Kiev’s war. Left Part members of the German Parliament have also spoken out against Kiev.In Moscow a thousands-strong demonstration was held June 11. Protesters there called on the government of President Vladimir Putin to provide military assistance to the embattled Donbass resistance.Washington’s deadly silenceThe U.S. government condemned Lugansk’s defensive actions and threatened new sanctions against Russia, perpetuating the myth that the Donbass resistance is nothing but “Russian agents.” The European Union, meanwhile, expressed “shock” at the warplane’s downing — in the midst of a war declared by Kiev against its own people.But there wasn’t a peep from Washington or its European allies about Kiev’s ongoing war crimes in Donbass. These include targeting hospitals, schools, orphanages and housing projects. Hundreds have been killed in airstrikes, shelling and sniper attacks since the pre-ordained selection of new Ukrainian President Peter Poroshenko on May 25. According to Boltov, over 100 Lugansk civilians and militia members were killed on the weekend of June 14-15.Washington also had nothing to say about the crisis gripping tens of thousands of refugees from embattled towns like Slavyansk in Donetsk, which are beginning to look like the bombed-out remains of the World War II Nazi occupation. Some 13,000 refugees arrived in Russia’s Rostov region in one 24-hour period June 14, ITAR-TASS reported.Nor were there any calls to punish the fascists who carried out a bloody massacre in the multinational port city of Odessa May 2, when fire gutted the House of Trade Unions and at least 48 people were killed. On June 12, the 40-day anniversary of that massacre, memorials were held in Odessa and other parts of Ukraine, as well as in the liberated territories of Donetsk, Lugansk and Crimea.Most damning, perhaps, was Washington’s silence about an incident near Slavyansk on the night of June 11-12.Video captured images of burning, slow-falling bombs striking the village of Semyonovka. They closely resemble the horrific scenes of the bombing of Falluja, Iraq, during that city’s rebellion against U.S. occupation in 1994.Journalists on the scene, the local people’s militia and the people’s government of Donetsk charged Ukraine’s National Guard with using white phosphorus incendiary bombs in Semyonovka. (RIA-Novosti, June 12) These weapons are banned under international law.Water can’t extinguish white phosphorus. Skin contact with a pea-sized speck means almost certain death. The Pentagon’s use of terror weapons like white phosphorus and depleted uranium shells is still felt in Iraq today, with high incidences of cancer and birth defects.A Russian draft resolution in the U.N. Security Council asking for a U.N. investigation of the incident was vetoed by the United States.With the U.S. poised to begin another bombing war in Iraq, it’s important to ask: Where did the National Guard — a force created by the Kiev junta and composed of neo-Nazi gang members in uniform — get its hands on such weapons? Ukraine wasn’t known to possess white phosphorus bombs.Were they directly or indirectly provided by Washington? Was the bombing of Semyonovka a test run to see what level of war crimes the Kiev junta could commit without stirring up an international outcry?Fascist provocationsThe U.S. is currently heading saber-rattling NATO war games called “Saber Strike” in the Baltic countries neighboring Ukraine.On June 13, a Ukrainian tank from the so-called “anti-terrorist operation” in Donbass rolled over the Russian border. When Russian border guards attempted to capture its crew, a second tank crossed the border, firing on the Russian troops and allowing the first tank crew to flee. (LifeNews)Together, these provocations form the context for a new offensive by the overtly fascist forces in the coup regime.The fascists trace their roots to World War II Nazi collaborators. They claim Russia and people of Russian nationality as their sworn enemies, identifying them will the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazism. Russian speakers make up the majority of the population in southeast Ukraine. In seeking a “pure” Ukrainian state, the fascists also attack Kurds, Jews, Roma and other nationalities and ethnic groups.While billionaire oligarchs like Poroshenko and neoliberal politicians like Interim Prime Minister Arsenyi Yatsenyuk serve as the junta’s public face, behind the scenes neo-Nazi groups like Svoboda, Right Sector and Fatherland command the repressive forces of the state.With growing numbers of enlisted soldiers deserting or even switching sides to join the Donbass rebels, the junta depends for its survival on these fascists and U.S. imperialism, which share the goal of provoking war with Russia.These developments are pushing even “non-ideological” supporters of the coup in the direction of open fascism. Take this official statement by Yatsenyuk, issued after the downing of the warplane and posted on Ukrainian Embassy sites:“They lost their lives … in a situation facing a threat to be killed by invaders sponsored by subhumans. First, we will commemorate the heroes by wiping out those who killed them, and then by cleansing our land of evil.”Fascist sentiments like these, coming from top officials, surely helped egg on the right-wing assault on the Russian Embassy in Kiev June 14, when hundreds of people attacked the building, threw Molotov cocktails, overturned cars of embassy staff and spray painted swastikas on them, and carried out other acts of vandalism.Police did nothing to quell the violence. When Adrey Deshchitas, the junta’s foreign minister, arrived on the scene, he cheered the vandals and spewed obscenities against Russian President Putin. He later claimed to be trying to “calm down” the crowd. (RT.com, June 15)When night fell, the mob was joined by masked, armed fascists flying the flags of Svoboda, Right Sector and the Maidan Self-Defense.The Russian consulate in Odessa was surrounded by protesters flying fascist flags on June 16. Police detained four people carrying knives and explosives, ITAR-TASS reported.Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s U.N. representative, presented a resolution on June 14 condemning the embassy attack and demanding that Ukraine’s government provide adequate protection for its diplomatic staff. Washington vetoed the resolution — as it has shot down every attempt to have the U.N. investigate Kiev’s war crimes in the Donbass.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The109: Berry Good Buys gets facelift from Amon G. Carter Foundation

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first_img + posts ReddIt Facebook Low oil prices affect funding for planned Spencer and Marlene Hays Business Commons Ali Montaghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ali-montag/ printThe exterior purple trim is peeling away, lettering above the door is falling off and people driving down Berry street see an empty space through the store’s windows.But with a fresh coat of cool grey paint, wood floors and an open floor plan, the interior shows the beginnings of a renovation for Berry Good Buys.Berry Good Buys is the donation center and a source of revenue for SafeHaven domestic violence shelters that received a $100,000 grant from the Amon G. Carter Foundation. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Berry Good Buys gets facelift from Amon G. Carter Foundation SafeHaven volunteers are refinishing the racks and shelves from the store to match the new upgraded design. Previous articleTCUnderground promotes community and diversity through artistic expressionNext articleTCU intramurals helps bring the ‘madness’ to campus Ali Montag RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR <br /> <a href=”https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2774472-SafeHaven-990/annotations/285125.html”>View note</a><br /> Berry Good Buys began renting a front room space on Berry Street in 1988, when the building housed multiple businesses.“It’s time for a major makeover,” said Julie Perhacs, who has been working with SafeHaven since early 1988 before the store was open. “It means a lot.”With Fort Worth’s plans to upgrade the surrounding neighborhood through the Berry Street initiative, Perhacs said she hopes the new design will help draw in customers.Before the grant, most of the upkeep was done by the people who work there.“We did what we could do ourselves with volunteer projects,” said Danna Wall, who has been with SafeHaven for 23 years.While the store is being renovated, Wall, Perhacs and others are organizing the inventory being stored in the parking lot. The new interior of Berry Good Buys with wood floors and fresh paint. Ali Montaghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ali-montag/ Twitter ReddIt Ali Montag is a managing editor for TCU 360. She has previously worked at CNBC in New York and is headed back to work at Bloomberg next summer. In person, she only talks about her hometown of Austin and her cat named Louis Vuitton. <br /> <a href=”https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2774445-SafeHaven-of-Tarrant-County-GuideStar-Report/annotations/284883.html”>View note</a><br /> Ali Montaghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ali-montag/ Ali Montaghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ali-montag/ Neeley School of Business cracks Bloomberg top 25 undergrad programs Facebook Contractors add new siding to to the exterior of the building. With their location under renovation, all of the Berry Good Buy inventory is being stored in the parking lot in container bins. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution The Berry Good Buys location has resumed accepting donations, after a temporary hiatus during the construction period. The ribbon ceremony for the re-opening of Berry Good Buys will be hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at 10:30 a.m. on April 26. Twitter Since the locations of the SafeHaven shelters are undisclosed in order to protect the people staying in them, people can drop off their donations at Berry Good Buys instead.Items that are immediately needed are taken to the shelters, and everything else is sold in the store.“This agency is the only Tarrant County provider addressing the full scope of victims’ needs,” wrote John Robinson, the executive vice president of the Amon G. Carter Foundation in his proposal to the board. “Addressing building needs at the resale store is long overdue and I recommend we approve their $100,000 request.”The money is being used for a new layout, exterior siding, signage, flooring and air conditioning, said Keeli McNair, the director of marketing and communications at SafeHaven.“These upgrades will provide the store with improved visibility in the community, lower maintenance and energy costs, and an upgraded appearance and atmosphere for shoppers, volunteers, and staff,” McNair said.McNair said that the store is “an essential source of revenue, donations and community visibility,” and provides over half a million dollars to SafeHaven every year. Ali Montag Linkedin Former president George Bush visits TCU TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The current exterior of Berry Good Buys has faded siding and falling letters.last_img read more

Journalists must be respected during Moldova’s political crisis

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first_img June 8, 2010 Find out more Receive email alerts Following many attacks on journalists trying to cover demonstrations in Moldova’s continuing political crisis, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the country’s political parties to act responsibly and to respect press freedom.During the three days of political demonstrations in Chisinau from 7 to 9 June alone, at least 16 journalists were the targets of blows, insults or intimidation or their equipment was smashed. More incidents continue to be reported.Most of the victims were trying to cover the Democratic Party’s rally outside the interior ministry. The news website Agora.md announced on 8 June that it was suspending live coverage of the event because of the “aggressiveness” it was encountering. Another big rally has been called in Chisinau on 16 June, this time by the ACUM-Socialist Party alliance.“We urge all the political forces to do what is needed to halt this wave of violence,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The media must be able to cover demonstrations in order to fulfil their general interest mission. The organizers of the demonstrations and the police have a duty to protect journalists. If they become commonplace, the attacks will impose a climate of censorship and intimidation.”The result of inconclusive parliamentary elections in February, the political crisis came to a head on 8 June when two rival governments began accusing each other of usurping power.Against a backdrop of political polarization and oligarch control of the media, Moldova fell ten places in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index and is now ranked 91st out of 180 countries. July 23, 2020 Find out more Transnistrian journalist gets presidential pardon in return for televised confession Moldovan reporters harassed by Russian soldiers on border with Transnistria MoldovaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeViolence June 14, 2019 – Updated on June 15, 2019 Journalists must be respected during Moldova’s political crisis Help by sharing this information MoldovaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeViolence News to go further News RSF_en Organisation Credit: Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP Follow the news on Moldova News May 6, 2011 Find out more Transnistrian court extends pre-trial detention of journalist accused of spying Newslast_img read more

Journalist physically attacked by two activists he had accused of corruption

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first_img Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Peru RSF_en News Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Reporters Without Borders today firmly condemned a physical attack and threats against Magno Sosa, the editor of the bimonthly Rebelión, on 17 March in the southern Ayacucho area by two women activists he had accused of corruption.”A dispute with a journalist does not give you the right to use physical reprisals or death threats against him,” the press freedom organization said. “Such behaviour is very far from being legitimate criticism of the media and betrays contempt for press freedom. We demand that those responsible be punished.”Sosa was attacked at the railway station of Huamanga (in Ayacucho department) by Gloria Alvarez de la Cruz and Basiliza Dololier Quispe, the joint leaders of a group that defends dismissed public employees (called the Frente de Despedidos). Accusing him of libelling them, they ripped his shirt, scratched his neck and made death threats against him. He finally left the station under police protection.He filed a complaint and requested bodyguards for himself and his family. He also requested a medical examination.Rebelión had reported that, during Alberto Fujimori’s presidency, the two women took payments in return for promises to have the names of dismissed employees fraudulently added to a list of persons who had been rehired.Two days before the assault, Rebelión had revealed that Alvarez de la Cruz had been appointed deputy municipal administrator in Huamanga although she was suspected of embezzlement between 1995 and 1997.Neither of the two women has so far been arrested for the assault, and both Sosa and Peruvian press freedom organizations have criticised “the passivity of the police.”This is not the first time Sosa has been attacked or threatened. He had problems with the armed forces in the Ayacucho region in 1991 and 1992 after accusing them of abuses in their operations against the Sendero Luminoso guerrillas. The police arrested him in August 1991 and held him for two months on a “terrorism” charge before releasing him for lack of proof. In 2003, he was kicked and received head injuries from coca growers after reporting on their links with drug trafficking. PeruAmericas to go further News PeruAmericas Help by sharing this information Magno Sosa, the editor of the bimonthly Rebelión, was physically attacked and threatened with death on 17 March in the southern Ayacucho area by two women activists he had accused of corruption. Reporters Without Borders condemns this use of violence as a flagrant violation of press freedom. China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting April 1, 2020 Find out more Organisation December 4, 2019 Find out more News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites March 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist physically attacked by two activists he had accused of corruption February 10, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more

‘The Donald’ is back by popular demand

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first_img Published 10:31 pm Monday, January 26, 2009 Donald Davis.Enough said.“I don’t know how to say how great a storyteller Donald Davis is,” said Wynn Montgomery of Atlanta. “When I saw in the Atlanta Constitution Sunday that Donald Davis was going to be in Brundidge and Troy, Ala., I started Googling to see where that is.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Montgomery called Monday morning requesting tickets for what he said is one of the best lineups of storytellers he has seen.“Bil Lepp is one of my favorites,” he said. “I’ve seen him many times and he never fails to make me laugh until my sides hurt. But, Donald Davis. There’s just nobody like him.”Davis will be one of the featured tellers at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival in Pike County this weekend. Bil Lepp, Kathryn Windham and Carmen Deedy will join him in what Montgomery said is a fantastic-four lineup. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Print Articlecenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “I’ll tell you how good Donald Davis is,” Montgomery said. “My sister didn’t know anything about storytelling and I took her to see Donald Davis and she’s hooked. She’s on his Web site constantly looking to see where he’s going to be.”Montgomery regularly attends the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. as well as other major storytelling festivals.“I’ve been to a lot of storytelling festivals and I’ve heard a lot of tellers but Donald Davis is definitely my favorite and he’s the star at Jonesborough. And these other three are right up at the top, too. You won’t find a better lineup of storytellers.”Montgomery said Davis never ceases to make him laugh. “But, at the same time, he makes me think about my family,” he said. “I’m from the South and almost every story he tells reminds me of somebody that I knew or know. Hearing him tell stories triggers my own stories and that’s what a great storyteller does.”Around storytelling circles when someone speaks of “The Donald,” they are talking about Donald Davis, the dean of storytelling.Bruce Waston, a writer for the Smithsonian Magazine, said of his Jonesborough experience, “Beneath the huge canopy, Davis had 1,500 people hanging on his every word. A master of timing, he measured some sentences drop by drop, poured others out like water from a pitcher.”Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories and into a family of traditional storytellers who have lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781.“I didn’t learn stories, I just absorbed them ,” Davis said, adding that he grew up hearing gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and-most importantly-nourishing true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin.It was his Uncle Frank, a man who “talked in stories,” who helped Donald capture the real and daily adventures of life…and it was Uncle Frank who gave him the creative courage to tell about them.“I discovered that, in a story, I could safely dream any dream, hope any hope, go anywhere I pleased, fight any foe, win or lose, live or die,” Davis said.Davis is a master storyteller whose stories often leave listeners limp with laughter at the same time they struggle with a lump in the throat.Tickets are available for the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival Saturday morning concert (10 a.m.) and the night concert (6:30 p.m.) by calling 334-735-3125 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday or on-site at Rues Antiques in Brundidge during the same hours. The Friday night and Saturday afternoon concerts are sold out.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Concert is sponsored annually by the Brundidge Historical Society with support from Troy University, the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel ‘The Donald’ is back by popular demand You Might Like Officials reflect on chancellor’s accomplishments It may be just a name engraved on the top of a building, but for Troy University its so much… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the authorlast_img read more

Career file: the page where readers expose their careers

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first_imgCareer file: the page where readers expose their careersOn 1 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today This month Elaine Code Trainer at Primary International Age “In spirit, 30-something.” How long have you been in training? About 10 years.How long have you been with your company? One year.What does your role involve?Primary International provides travel insurance products and packages for the travel trade and insurance brokers. I’m involved in training travel agents in product knowledge, providing training kits for our clients’ trainers and supervisors and providing in-house IT training.What is the best thing about your job?There is plenty of variety and it feels good to be in the position of imparting knowledge.What is the worst things about the job?There really aren’t any!What is your current focus?Learning our bespoke computer programmes and ensuring everyone has basic skills in Windows, Word and Excel.Preferred terminology?Development. Some people are turned off by the word “training”, simply because they think it will take time. What many people forget is developing skills saves time and inevitably helps both the individuals and the company. We should all be developing constantly to move forward; we cannot lag behind and stand still.Are you good at self-development?I think so. I love learning and gaining knowledge. I never believe in standing still – life is too short to pack everything in, but you have to have a go.What self-development have you done in the last six months?Because I use DTP in my work I have been studying graphic design and Photoshop. I am now desperately searching for time to learn more about the various software packages I use.Where do you want to be in five years time?Developing training events. In previous jobs I have been involved in organising events for companies such as Virgin Holidays, Golden Wonder and Motorola. I would like to develop training experiences that consist of imparting knowledge, experience, and virtual experience of situations, combined with fun.What was the most useful course you ever went on?Holway Associates interested me in the fun element of using a game format in training. It is a great way of ensuring travel agents read a brochure or policy for themselves in a relaxed and informal manner. I also attended a two-day train-the-trainer course by Office Associates – the emphasis was on IT training and the trainers flew in from the States. They were excellent.What was the worst course you went on?I tend to remember the good times. I learn something from every course and I honestly cannot remember a “worst” one.What did you want to do when you left school?I didn’t really know. My worst subject was maths and I approached three banks for work, all of which said yes!What was your first job?I worked in a bank. It was pretty boring and I left to travel around Canada and the US.What was the best career decision you every made?Accepting a job with Pegasus Holidays/Saintseal Travel. It was a great company to work for and provided plenty of opportunity to learn new skills and retain my fluent Italian. They also introduced me to long haul travel and I worked as a rep in St Lucia.What was the worst career decision you ever made?Spending a year in a job that didn’t offer me any new skills. Most of the time was spent firefighting to avert disasters.Which of your skills do you most value?IT. It is the way of the future and without it you cannot survive. Good people skills are important but you mostly gain that from experience and I gained plenty working as a rep/tour leader.How many minutes is it since someone senior in your organisation said “people are our greatest assets”?The senior management are very people-oriented here. There is a great atmosphere. We often have nights out together at events such as football, karaoke or bowling.Evaluation – holy grail or impossible dream?One strives for holy grail, but sometimes lack of access to the people or time makes it an impossible dream.How do you think your job will have changed in five years’ time?Technology never stands still so there will no doubt be more developments on that side.What do you think the core skills for your job will be in the future?People skills will always be required for training, plus the ability to keep up with new technology in the workplace.What advice would you give to someone starting out in training and development?Always be open and willing to try out new ideas.If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?Organising events for a charity – I love organising and enjoying the buzz of seeing a successful event, plus it would be good to be able to help a worthy cause.What is your motto?Help others and enjoy life.Describe your management style in three words.Enthusiastic and lively.How would you like to be remembered by your colleagues?As a caring person who contributed to the success of the company. 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Gov’t Mule Works Through The Entirety Of Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’ In Atlanta [Videos]

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first_imgLast night, Gov’t Mule returned to Atlanta, GA’s Tabernacle for their annual Halloween celebration. The band previously hinted through their social media outlets that their Mule-O-Ween show would include, or at least incorporate Black Sabbath’s 1970 heavy rock album Paranoid. Warren Haynes and company’s two-set show last night included a heavy dose of Gov’t Mule staples during the first set, as well as the entirety of Sabbath’s Paranoid album played from front to back.Gov’t Mule opened the first set with “Stone Cold Rage”, before working through a seamless segue of “Revolution Come Revolution Go”, “Mule”, and “Monkey Hill”, which included an ending segment of The Beatles’ “She’s So Heavy”. Mule continued to work through staples “Larger Than Life”, “Game Face”, and “Lay Your Burden Down”, before closing the first set with “Brand New Angel” off of 2006’s High & Mighty.Following a brief set break, Gov’t Mule returned to open the second set with a frequent cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs”. The band then worked through the next seven tracks off of Sabbath’s Paranoid, debuting live renditions of “Paranoid”, “Planet Caravan”, “Iron Man”, “Electric Funeral”, “Hand Of Doom”, and closed the second set with “Rat Salad” smoothly flowing into “Fairies Wear Boots”. Gov’t Mule’s encore began with a take on  “Swede Leif Solo”, highlighted by Jorgen Carlsson’s mind-bending work on bass, before the remaining three members emerged to  joined in on “Sweet Leaf.” Haynes and company then offered up “Into The Void” and “Solitude” off of Black Sabbath’s 1971 album Master Of Reality.  The band closed out their four-song encore with a cover of “Snowblind” off of Sabbath’s 1972 album Vol. 4.Gov’t Mule – “War Pigs”[Video: Richard Vining]Gov’t Mule – “Paranoid”[Video: Got Mule?]Gov’t Mule – “Planet Caravan”[Video: Got Mule?]Gov’t Mule – “Iron Man”[Video: Richard Vining]Gov’t Mule – “Sweet Leaf”[Video: Got Mule?]Next up for Gov’t Mule is a show in Pittsburgh on October 30th, followed by a two-set affair in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Halloween proper. Gov’t Mule will round out their fall tour with a three-night run spanning November 1st through 3rd, with stops in Madison, Grand Rapids, and Cleveland.For a full list of Gov’t Mule’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website here.Setlist: Gov’t Mule | The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA | 10/27/2018Set I: Stone Cold Rage, Revolution Come Revolution Go, Mule > Monkey Hill > with She’s So Heavy ending Larger Than Life, Game Face, Kind Of Bird, Lay Your Burden Down, Brand New AngelSet II: War Pigs, Paranoid*, Planet Caravan*, Iron Man*, Electric Funeral*, Hand Of Doom*, Rat Salad* > Drums > Rat Salad, Fairies Wear Boots*Encore: Swede Leif Solo > Sweet Leaf, Into The Void*, Solitude*, Snowblind** concert debutlast_img read more