Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited ( 2018 Circular

first_imgCassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2018 circular For more information about Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited (  2018 circular Company ProfileCassava Smartech is a diversified smartech group, with a mandate to use digital solutions to drive socio-economic development, and to improve the overall quality of life for all Africans. We are on a transformational mission, and envision a future whereby our solutions are able to touch every life, bringing positive impact particularly to the millions of previously excluded Africanslast_img read more

Too poor to retire? I think buying UK shares in an ISA could help me build a huge retirement pot

first_imgToo poor to retire? I think buying UK shares in an ISA could help me build a huge retirement pot 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 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. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Royston Wild Image source: Getty Images. 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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Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away.center_img Royston Wild | Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 The stock market crash that decimated UK share prices in 2020 has devastated the retirement plans for a great many Britons. The FTSE 100’s plunge to eight-year troughs below 5,000 points erased almost all the gains made during the economic recovery that followed the 2008/2009 banking crisis. Similar shocking drops were seen across UK share markets and on overseas indices too.A survey by Interactive Investor lays bare the extent of the crisis. Some 13% of respondents who are yet to retire say they’ll have to delay hanging up their work gloves. 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Let me explain why.Getting rich when UK share prices rallyClearly, the stock market crash of early 2020 has significant ramifications for those close to retirement. According to Interactive Investor, around 20% of 60-71 year-olds they questioned who are yet to retire said they’d be forced to postpone their plans. And, shockingly, around a quarter of these said that they fear not being able to retire at all.Those who’ve been burnt by tanking UK share prices this year might be tempted to stop investing in stocks. But it’s not something that I plan to do. Sure, the value of my Stocks and Shares ISA has also taken a battering in 2020. I sincerely believe stock prices will recover strongly during the economic recovery. And I’ve the weight of history to back me up.Don’t forget that the FTSE 100 more than doubled in value during the nine years that followed the 2008/2009 banking crisis. It followed a pattern of strong stock market rebounds that characterised the last two centuries. This is why I’m confident the value of my retirement fund will come bouncing back. The global economy will rebound, corporate profits will recover, and UK share prices will soar again as investor confidence rallies.Stock shopping to make a fortuneUnfortunately, this will come as scant consolation for many of those hoping to retire within the next few years. Still, for those who are a decade or more from retirement, there’s still plenty of time for the value of your UK shares to surge back to their pre-coronavirus peaks.And so investors like me can still expect to build a big pension pot. Indeed, the 2020 stock market crash leaves a wealth of top-quality stocks trading at rock-bottom prices. These should soar in the eventual stock market rally and provide stunning returns over the longer term too. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now!last_img read more

US and UK donors ‘plan to give the same or less’ to charities in 2012

first_img Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 December 2011 | News US and UK donors ‘plan to give the same or less’ to charities in 2012center_img An organisation’s passion for its cause can also encourage people to give: 54% of UK donors and 44% of US donors questioned said that an organisation’s commitment to the cause was the most important factor in their decision to give. “While immediacy and urgency of need is an important concept to communicate, how much the issue or cause resonates on a personal level is clearly the most important driver of engagement and propensity to donate”, is one of the survey report’s conclusions.Informing donors about expenditure and management seems to produce more supportive donors, but less than half of those surveyed said that they believed nonprofits/charities did a good job spending funds and managing operations.Rob Anderson, managing director of Fenton’s New York office, commented: “In today’s economic climate, nonprofits and charities must effectively engage people on the impact and timeliness of their work to stand out from the pack and raise the level of trust and support from existing and potential donors.“These findings confirm that, if they haven’t already, nonprofits and charities must adapt to the age of engagement.”The survey follows a similar survey in 2010, the Fenton Forecast, which surveyed public views of nonprofit leadership and brands.GlobeScan used online panels to conduct the survey in the USA and UK, interviewed 1,054 people in the UK and 1,131 in the Charities are still trusted by many people as instruments of social change, ahead of government and companies. Forty one per cent of UK respondents and 55% of U.S. respondents said that they believed nonprofits and charities are highly effective at bringing about positive social change.The survey explored which media donors said helped convince them to support a charity. Social media ranked well as a way for existing donors to stay up to date on charities’ activities and opportunities to get involved. But traditional media in the form of news stories and TV commercials were ranked higher than social media as tools likely to attract new people to a cause. Most donors in the USA and UK plan to give at the same level or to give less in 2012 compared to 2011, according to research in both countries by US communications agency Fenton and public opinion research organisation GlobeScan.The 2011 Social Good Survey looked at the views of people who had given at least$20/£10.00 to charity in the past year. Conducted in July 2011, the survey suggests that giving has stalled, with 72% of UK respondents and 65% of US respondents saying that they expected their giving to remain the same next year as this. In the UK 16% said they expected to reduce their giving: in the US it was 17%.  59 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

Five years into Libyan disaster, sham ‘unity’ regime creates further divisions

first_imgNATO bombs Tripoli, Spring 2011.Five years after the U.S.-led destabilization and bombing of Libya began, imperialist attempts to establish a stable neocolonial-dominated regime have not materialized. On March 19, 2011, the Pentagon and other NATO forces began the aerial bombardment of the formerly prosperous nation-state. After seven months of airstrikes and support for an imperialist-directed ground operation by proxy rebel militias, thousands were dead and millions displaced amid the ruins of hundreds of development projects and government institutions.Leaders of the U.S., Britain, France, Italy and other Western countries, in cooperation with their allies in Africa and the Middle East, lauded the Libyan war as a success story in the remaking of the region, where rebel forces would do international capitalism’s dirty work. Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state in President Barack Obama’s first administration, laughed at the lynching of former Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi, saying, “We came, we saw, he died.”Libya is now one of the poorest states on the continent and a source of instability throughout large sections of Africa and the Middle East. The once lucrative oil industry — which supplied resources for building hefty national budget surpluses — has all but failed. Substantial sections of extraction locations and refineries have been destroyed in fighting between rival groups backed by Western-allied governments, including Qatar, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.Under Gadhafi, Libya enjoyed widespread recognition and respect among African Union member-states. The transition from the Organization of African Unity to the AU in 2002 was based upon the Sirte Declaration drafted by OAU affiliates in 1999.Many of the declaration’s ideas and the AU’s founding documents attempted to address the need for greater African unity in economic, political, telecommunications, technical and military spheres. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s leader from 1951 to 1966 and an OAU co-founder, called for a united government of Africa as the best method to fight imperialist dominance.The Gadhafi government adopted this idea of fostering cooperation and coordination across the African continent. These political activities alarmed the West, prompting the destabilization and overthrow of the Libyan state, which remains in shambles.    ‘Unity’ regime elusiveRecent attempts to install a new, so-called “unity government” have prompted the Tripoli-based faction to declare a “state of emergency.” This grouping drove out the internationally recognized rival group now based in website reported on March 25: “The reasons for the declaration were not officially stated but there are reports that the arrival of some members of the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli provoked it.” Numerous analysts view the GNA’s imposition as causing more chaos and instability. For instance, when the aircraft with German diplomat Martin Kobler, U.N. envoy to Libya, was unable to land on March 23 in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, he tweeted, the “U.N. must have the right to fly to Tripoli.” Neither of the rival regimes has authorized the GNA, which announced in early March that it was assuming control on the basis of a petition signed by a narrow majority of Libya’s so-called “lawmakers.”The plan for a coalition junta is designed to pave the way for a 6,000-person Pentagon/NATO-led intervention force under the U.N. rubric, brokered by Kobler. Having lost faith in local militias and political surrogates to provide stability in Libya, the U.S. and other NATO states plan to send in a military force to impose a neocolonial-dominated regime that would ensure compliance with Washington, London, Paris and Brussels’ foreign policy imperatives.Stratfor Enterprises, a global intelligence firm, said on its website on March 21, “Western forces may soon intervene in Libya. … Two governments have been created … [though] neither recognized the legitimacy of the other. This is particularly problematic since Western intervention is contingent on a viable, singular Libyan government.” The publication stresses that the putative success of the U.N.-engineered GNA could depend on the Misrata militia, which helps prop up the General National Congress regime that has taken over Tripoli. This militia gained a reputation during the 2011 war of regime change as extremely violent and racist in the campaign to overthrow Gadhafi’s Jamahiriya system.Stratfor emphasized: Recently, “senior members of the Misratan militia have publicly supported the unity government, calling on the head of Libya’s Tripoli-based government to resign and cede power to the GNA’s proposed prime minister, Faiz Serraj.” This militia has ramped up its cooperation with the West, and is being trained by U.S. and British special operations forces.  Stratfor continued: “Its support for the new government will play an important role in the GNA’s success. Other militias in western Libya have joined the Misratan militia in backing the unity government.”Jordan’s ‘special forces’ to embed with BritishThe British Guardian newspaper reported on March 25 that Jordanian King Abdullah attended a U.S. Senate briefing in January. He confirmed that Britain’s Special Air Services had been operating in Libya since the beginning of 2016. He revealed that Jordan’s “special forces” will “be embedded” alongside the British. Abdullah said, “Jordan is looking at al-Shabaab” and “We need to look at all the hotspots in the map. We have a rapid deployment force that will stand with the British and Kenya and is ready to go over the border [into Somalia].”Libya has become a pariah throughout North and West Africa due to the lawlessness characterized by human trafficking and harboring of extremist, destructive groups; an ongoing economic crisis exemplified by serious damage to the oil industry; and the growing presence of U.S. and British special forces and intelligence personnel.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Corn Ear Molds & Grain Storage

first_img By Gary Truitt – Oct 29, 2014 SHARE Previous articleUSDA Planning to Move Ahead with Second Beef CheckoffNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Alex Johnson, CCATeam Sales AgronomistBeck’s HybridsAlthough ear molds like Giberella and Diplodia infect theear at or near pollination, now is the point in the seasonwhen we see the mold start to show up as we walk fieldsand husk back ears. These molds continue to multiply in themoist environment within the husk during grain maturationand drydown. We have not seen alarming amounts of earmold yet, just scattered ears with small amounts of mold.The cool, wet conditions we had at pollination may favorGibberella and Diplodia infection.Signs of Ear Mold:• Diplodia: White mold more at the butt of the ear• Gibberella: Red-pink and white mold shows more at thetip of the ear; causes vomitoxin• Fusarium: Scattered, moldy kernels and sometimes a“starburst” on the kernel; causes the mycotoxin fumonisin3. Proper Temperature: Lower temps mean less biologicalactivity including molds, insects and seed respiration.The other reason temperature is important is moisturemigration. When one area of the grain storage is warmerthan another, moisture will migrate to the top center ofthe bin as air flows through the bin. Frost on the undersideof the bin roof can be a tipoff that moisture migration ishappening in your bin. Grain kept within 15 to 20 percentof average daily temperature will be less likely to migratemoisture. Home Indiana Agriculture News Corn Ear Molds & Grain Storage Facebook Twitter Corn Ear Molds & Grain Storage SHARElast_img read more

The ‘International Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression Mission to Nepal’ report

first_img Related documents Nepal_Mission_Report__Final_-_19_August_2005_-2.pdfPDF – 206.06 KB August 23, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The ‘International Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression Mission to Nepal’ report June 8, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts May 17, 2019 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific News News Twelve international organisations, including Reporters Without Borders, UNagencies, international media groups, freedom of expression activists andmedia development organisations, went on a press freedom fact-findingmission to Nepal from 10 to 16 July. Here is their report. Harassment, Detentions and Disappearances Media practitioners and freedom of expression advocates across the country continue to be subject to killings, violent attacks, intimidation, harassment and displacement by both the government and the Maoists. Moreover, media practitioners and others continue to “disappear” or be detained and imprisoned for the free expression of their opinions. Media practitioners are protected under national and international law and agreements and those who violate these must be held accountable and prosecuted. Media Policy and Legislation A media environment based on international norms and standards, as enshrined in the 1990 Constitution and other legislation, needs to be preserved and respected, with particular reference to the restoration of civil liberties and fundamental rights after the lifting of the state of emergency. In this regard, the lack of transparency by the state authorities and security forces in dealing with media and freedom of expression issues is of serious concern, as would be the introduction of any new media ordinance, decision or ruling that would alter or override existing media-related legislation. Direct and Indirect Censorship A number of direct and indirect forms of censorship are being applied against the media in Nepal. In particular, this includes interference in editorial independence, the prejudiced allocation of state advertising, pressure on commercial entities not to advertise with particular media, increases in postage costs for print media, disruption of print media distribution and the threat of non-renewal of broadcast licenses. In addition, reported “coercive measures”, such as firing particular editors and journalists, are being applied against media institutions as conditions for continuing to operate. FM and Community Radio FM and community radio in Nepal has to date been a leader in the field of community broadcasting in South Asia. However, contrary to the Constitution, the Supreme Court decisions and national legislation guaranteeing press freedom and freedom of expression, radio stations in Nepal are currently under a de-facto ban for broadcasting news. Despite claims by Government officials to the contrary, FM and community radio stations in many countries around the world broadcast news. This ban in Nepal is depriving the population of free access to information, threatening the financial viability of FM and community radio, as well as causing large-scale unemployment for radio journalists and broadcasters. District MediaThe conditions faced by the local media in districts across the country are particularly harsh. Whilst all of the media community has been subject to killings, attacks, disappearances, intimidation, harassment, detention and displacement, this has been particularly severe in areas outside of the Kathmandu Valley. In such locations the media often finds itself caught between the combatant parties and under pressure to censor or alter the content of despatches and reports so that it is perceived to be more favourable to one side or the other. Moreover, media facilities and infrastructures are more vulnerable to being shut down, deliberately damaged or removed by one of the combatant sides. The recent emergence of armed “vigilante groups” in certain districts also poses a serious threat to media practitioners and freedom of expression advocates, as well as press freedoms and freedom of expression in general. download Organisation Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nepal NepalAsia – Pacific News This report is based on the findings of the ‘International Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression Mission to Nepal’ in mid-July 2005, which included the following organisations: ARTICLE 19 Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) International Media Support (IMS) International Press Institute (IPI) Press Institute of India (PII) Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) World Association of Newspapers (WAN) World Press Freedom Committee (WPFC) Media Rights and Freedom of Expression During the past decade and a half, the media in Nepal has played an integral part in promoting peace, democracy, development and good governance. However, since the state of emergency was imposed in the country on 1 February 2005 — and despite the fact that it was subsequently lifted on 29 April 2005 — the press freedom and freedom of expression situation in the country has continued to deteriorate. Since February 2005, the national media community has been engaged in a number of exemplary and dynamic efforts in defence of these freedoms and rights. Nevertheless, despite these efforts, press freedom and freedom of expression continue to be infringed upon by all combatant parties in the conflict. May 29, 2019 Find out more News to go further Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story RSF_en last_img read more

One step forward, three steps back for freedom of information

first_img Follow the news on Zimbabwe Defamation charges were brought against the two men in April by the influential businessman Kamal Khalfan over a series of articles suggesting that Khalfan, a controversial figure, used his political influence with the ruling Zanu PF party to obtain dubious contracts. The journalists will not now appear before the criminal courts, but the Daily News still faces a civil suit amounting to 10 million US dollars. Despite the liberalisation of the radio sector in 2012, only two commercial stations that are close to Zanu PF have been granted licences. So far there has been no response to the licence application by Radio Kwelaz. The authorities announced yesterday that the station had been allowed to broadcast again but its equipment has still not been returned.  Zimbabwe is ranked 135th of 180 countries in the 2014 edition of the World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. Three days ago, the community station Radio Kwelaz was the target of a violent raid by the police on the pretext that it had no licence to broadcast. Armed with a search warrant, officers dismantled studio equipment, confiscating several CDs and a computer. to go further There was a partial victory for freedom of information on 12 June when the Constitutional court ruled that criminal proceedings for defamation violated the new constitution approved last year. The ruling meant the cases against Stanley Gama, group editor of Associated Newspaper of Zimbabwe which publishes the Daily News and the Daily News on Sunday, and Fungi Kwaramba, one of his journalists, could be dropped. Organisation News Receive email alerts RSF_en On the same day police went to the offices of the privately-owned newspaper Zimbabwe Independent, to arrest the editor, Dumisani Muleya. However, his colleagues refused to give his home address. The reasons for the police’s attempt to detain him were not known. Muleya, who has since gone into hiding, was previously arrested, in April last year. A decision by the Constitutional Court in favour of freedom of information should not overshadow the fact that three Zimbabwean news organizations have been raided by the police in the past few days. Reporters Without Borders wonders just how far the violence will go. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa ZimbabweAfrica November 12, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Help by sharing this information Police yesterday raided the home of Edmund Kudzayi, editor of the state newspaper Sunday Mail, before moving on to Herald House in Harare, where the editorial staffs of The Herald and the Sunday Mail are based, and seizing a computer. The editor was then arrested and remains in custody. Police said he had been arrested in connection “with publications he did”. ZimbabweAfrica In fact, in the past week three news organizations have been subjected to violent raids by the police. Journalists were arrested and equipment was seized. “The decision by the Constitutional Court is a positive sign, but it should be remembered that it had already delivered a ruling in this regard,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, head of the Africa Desk at Reporters Without Borders. “Yet the criminal code has not yet been amended and journalists continue to be arrested and harassed, as recent events have shown. RWB appeals to the Zimbabwean authorities to ensure the criminal code complies with the constitution and to end the harassment of journalists and news organizations.”     June 21, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One step forward, three steps back for freedom of information November 27, 2020 Find out more News September 1, 2020 Find out more Reports Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Newslast_img read more

450 children were helped by Novas in Limerick last year

first_imgNewsHousing450 children were helped by Novas in Limerick last yearBy Alan Jacques – October 30, 2018 1059 Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Limerick on Covid watch list Michael Goulding, Novas CEO, Ger Lynch, former Novas client and Metropolitan Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Daniel Butler at the the Annual Report Launch at the Novas Head Office, Limerick.Photo: Oisin McHugh True MediaNOVAS, the largest provider of homeless services in the Mid-West, worked with 450 children last year through its Intensive Family Support Service in Limerick.That’s according to the agency’s latest annual report, which highlights the continued demand for services. Throughout 2017, Novas supported 4,572 people, an increase of 29 per cent from the previous year and 370 per cent since 2010, reflecting the extent of the national crisis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While demand exceeded capacity in all services, the significant pressure points related to the increase in single adults seeking accommodation and the number of families who presented as homeless or at risk of homelessness.Throughout the year Novas worked with 750 children, the largest number to date. Some 450 of these were through its Intensive Family Support Service in Limerick, the others through services in West Cork, Tipperary and Dublin.“We acquire long-term housing in the community that is tenanted by formerly homeless families. We also advocate for families to landlords, local authorities and other approved housing bodies,” said Una Burns, Head of Policy and Communications with Novas.“The support we provided to families living in B&B accommodation helps them maintain a routine and reduce the trauma experienced by children who are homeless. We provide laundry vouchers so families have clean clothes, we have developed a meal programme to ensure families have access to a nutritious evening meal and we also support families with school attendance.”Limerick Metropolitan Mayor Daniel Butler, who officially launched the report, commended Novas on the “tireless work” they do to support vulnerable families in Limerick.He stated that while it was Novas’ and the council’s ‘ambition to secure long-term housing for families as soon as possible, it was tremendously important that they receive intensive and ongoing support by professional and compassionate staff while experiencing homelessness’. He noted ‘that the dedicated B&B worker employed by Novas was a vital intervention in reducing the trauma experienced by homeless children’. He congratulated Novas and the council on this targeted approach. Linkedin Print Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Advertisement Email WhatsApp Previous articleWATCH: Adrian Breen “We managed to keep a level head and drive on”Next articleLimerick FC have it all to do following 1-0 loss to Harps Alan Jacques Twitter Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months TAGSHousingLimerick City and CountyNews Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites last_img read more

Rogers to chair meeting of retired Siptu members

first_imgDonegal Labour representative Seamus Rodgers will Chair a meeting of the National Committee for Retired Members’ of SIPTU today with calls for investement in community nursing homes and care for older people high on the agenda.Other issues to be discussed at the meeting at Liberty Hall in Dublin will be housing, pensions, health and prescription charges and transport for older people.Mr Rodgers says the meeting provides an important and use point of contact between retired Siptu members and younger people who are currently involved………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By admin – December 1, 2015 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Homepage BannerNews Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleReview parking development charges to stimulate town centres – Mc DermottNext article“RTE Investigates” programme finds prostitution is still in high demand in Letterkenny admin Rogers to chair meeting of retired Siptu members Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+last_img read more

Police injured in explosion after possible hostage situation

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  As many as eight Connecticut police officers were injured in an explosion late Wednesday while investigating a potential domestic-violence situation, authorities said.The North Haven Police Department said the officers were responding to a home where a man had reportedly barricaded himself and a woman inside. The woman had been held in the home for at least three days, North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda said at a press conference.Officers with the department’s SWAT team were working to clear the location and make contact with the man when the home suddenly burst into flames.The officers were taken to the Yale New Haven Hospital with minor injuries, officials said. Initially, a hospital spokesperson said seven people were being held for evaluation, meaning six officers and an unidentified seventh patient.The suspect had not been taken into custody as of late Wednesday, but authorities said there is no current threat to the public. The woman, thought to be the man’s wife, managed to escape the home, Freda said.One witness reported hearing gunshots from the home.“We had just gotten done eating dinner, we got up, we heard the explosion, it knocked my wife to the floor,” a neighbor told WTNH after the explosion. “I huddled my family into the bedroom, locked the door, and came out to see what was going on.”“You could see the house was fully engulfed, you could hear the rounds popping off, I guess he had ammunition in there,” the neighbor added.The explosion appears to have occurred inside a barn near the home that contained the man and woman.At least 100 emergency officials, including at least 30 New Haven SWAT and Bomb Squad officers, were on the scene after the explosion. Connecticut State Police have taken over the investigation.Nearby residents said they were ordered to stay inside their homes as a precaution.“You could hear them every couple of minutes or so over the loudspeaker, just saying, ‘John, please come to the window, please show yourself, we are here to help,’” another witness told WTNH. “You could tell they were doing everything they could to have a peaceful solution to this.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more