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John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgJohn Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileJohn Holt Plc assembles, sells, leases and services power and cooling equipment in Nigeria and has business interests in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors. The company sells, leases and maintains Holt Star air conditioners for home and industrial use; sells, installs and maintains diesel generators; provides after-sales service and spare parts for its product range; and supplies fire and safety equipment and services. John Holt Plc has business interests in warehousing and inventory management, facility management, property development and the construction of glass reinforced plastic boats. Other business interests include construction and maintenance of power projects, supply of power equipment such as transformers, hybrid generators, gas generators and pre-pad meters, and providing services to the power sector which includes power plant management, energy audits, capacity building, technical training and power system redesigns. John Holt Plc is involved in designing and constructing roads, bridges, drainages, residential and industrial buildings, warehouses, shoreline protection facilities, jetties and telecommunications masts. The company also provides professional services for the exploration and production sectors and oil and gas sectors. John Hold Plc is a subsidiary of John Hold & Company (Liverpool) Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. John Holt Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I’d follow Warren Buffett’s advice on how to beat a market crash

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Peter Stephens 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Warren Buffett is one of the world’s most successful investors of all time. But his strategy is very simple and can be followed by almost any investor.It includes the aim of buying high-quality companies during periods where other investors are looking to sell. This provides access to low stock prices, as well as a margin of safety for buyers that improves your risk/reward opportunity.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…With stocks appearing to be attractively priced at present following the recent market crash, now could be the right time to implement Buffett’s strategy.Buy on fearThe idea of buying stocks during a period of economic uncertainty may sound like a risky move to many investors. After all, there’s a risk they could move lower in the short run, depending on news and a wide range of other variables. This may lead to significant paper losses if the wider stock market experiences a prolonged downturn.However, investors such as Warren Buffett use periods of weakness for the wider stock market to their advantage. They accept that the stock market is cyclical. That creates opportunities to buy high-quality companies while they trade at low prices. Such moments allow investors to obtain wide margins of safety that may improve their overall risk/reward opportunities.Implementing such a strategy while your peers are looking to sell stocks can be challenging. That means it’s likely to require a significant amount of self-discipline. But through focusing on facts and figures, rather than investor sentiment, you may be able to take advantage of low valuations. And that should help to prepare your portfolio for a long-term recovery.Warren Buffett’s long-term focusLike many successful investors, Warren Buffett takes a long-term view of his holdings. This has been a worthwhile move over recent decades. During that time, the stock market has moved higher following each of its previous bear markets. In fact, it’s always recovered from its downturns to post new record highs.Although there’s no guarantee the same outcome will follow the 2020 market crash, it seems highly likely. The world’s economy could benefit from the fiscal and monetary policy stimulus that’s already been announced across many major economies over the coming years.This could cause company earnings and investor sentiment to improve. In turn, this may lead to higher stock prices across a wide range of sectors.Therefore, ignoring the short-term movements of your portfolio and looking many years into the future could allow you to generate high returns. Warren Buffett has certainly done so. Although economic downturns and bear markets are painful for investors in the short run, they provide opportunities for value investors. That’s allowed astute investors such as Buffett to buy stocks when they’re cheap to maximise their gains over the long run.As such, the 2020 market crash could be the right time to buy stocks, rather than sell them. Peter Stephens | Sunday, 7th June, 2020 Enter Your Email Address 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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RaboDirect Pro12: Five players to watch

first_img3) Rob Harley – Glasgow; 23 years; 6ft 6in; 16st 8lbsA series of impressive performances at both domestic and European level catapulted Rob Harley back into international reckoning during Scotland’s summer Quadrangular Tournament. His call-up midway through this summer’s series saw him play against Italy in the last-minute 30-29 win. As a former second-row, Harley is a handy line-out operator and ferocious competitor around the fringes, and further imposing displays for Glasgow throughout 2013/14 should see Harley push Kelly Brown, and maybe even John Barclay at blindside for a Scotland shirt.4) Craig Clarke – Connacht; 6ft 7in; 17st 9lbsPerennnially the weakest of the four Irish regions, Connacht head coach Pat Lam has significantly bolstered his playing resources with the arrival of former Waikato Chief and Super Rugby winner, Craig Clarke. Clarke has arrived in Galway with a big reputation, and despite his move to the Pro12 dashing his international, the 2012 ‘Super Rugby Player of the Year’ nominee brings a wealth of experience, leadership and consistency through his captaincy of the Chiefs. Clarke will undoubtedly have the respect of his peers to drive Connacht to improve on last year’s eighth-placed finish.Hungry for silverware: Gopperth’s mentality suits Leinster5) Jimmy Gopperth – Leinster; 5ft 10in; 13st 9 lbs LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS From All Black to black and white: Former New Zealand scrum-half Brendan Leonard has singed for Italy’s ZebreBy James TennantThe thirteenth instalment of the RaboDirect Pro12 season is about to get underway as provinces, clubs and regions from the Celtic nations and Italy battle it out to reach the Grand final on May 31. As teams gear up towards the start of the new campaign, here are five players who can make a big impact for their sides over the coming months.1) Brendan Leonard – Zebre; 28; 6ft; 14st 6lbsOnce lauded by Graham Henry as the ‘best attacking scrum-half in the Super 14’, the 13-cap All Black scrum-half arrives in Italy off the back of two Super Rugby titles with the Waikato Chiefs, and every ounce of Leonard’s experience and tactical nous will be required if Zebre are to pull themselves off the bottom of the Pro12 table. Winless in their debut season, for Italian international rugby to grow it is important that both Zebre and Treviso continue to evolve and the wily Leonard, who has signed a two-year contract with the club, will be a key part of that.2) John Barclay – Scarlets; 26; 6ft 3in; 16 stStanding out: Flame-haired Rob Harley is always in the mixAfter a nine-year spell at the Glasgow Warriors, Scotland back-row forward John Barclay has sought new pastures by heading West to the Scarlets on a three-year deal. The issues Welsh rugby has had with player retention is well-documented, but Barclay’s arrival should soften the blow of George North.Beset with injury problems last season meant he fell down the Scotland pecking order, losing his starting berth as a result. A classic openside scavenger at the breakdown, who is also a prodigious tackler, Barclay will hope his Scarlets switch can resurrect his international career. NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – MAY 29: Jimmy Gopperth of Newcastle Falcons lifts the Championship trophy after victory over Bedford Blues in the RFU Championship play off final second leg match between Newcastle Falcons and Bedford Blues at Kingston Park on May 29, 2013 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) The departure of British and Irish Lion Jonny Sexton to Racing Metro was a major blow for Leinster, but head coach Matt O’Connor acted quickly to replace the seemingly irreplaceable by drafting in Junior All Black Jimmy Gopperth from Newcastle Falcons.A reliable goalkicker, his accurate boot sealed Newcastle Falcons’ Aviva Premiership return with 13 penalties in the two-legged RFU Championship play-off final. Gopperth’s unwavering ability to keep the scoreboard ticking over should prove invaluable as the Irish region look to reclaim their Heineken Cup crown. In competition with the rapidly improving Ian Madigan, Gopperth is a consistant performer in the fly-half jersey.last_img read more

May brought below-average rainfall districtwide

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSRainfallSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleThe CLIC House: Where hope meets homeNext articleDemings honors Pulse victims on the floor of Congress Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Orange County gets over 3 inches of rain in MayFrom the St. Johns River Water Management District Below-average rainfall persisted throughout the St. Johns River Water Management District throughout May, with the greatest deficit in the northern counties.Nassau and Duval counties received less than 2 inches of rain.The southern counties of the District, including Osceola, Lake, Volusia, Okeechobee, Seminole and Orange counties, were closer to average, ranging from 3 to 3.5 inches of rain.Brevard County was the only county that received slightly above-average rainfall, with 3.9 inches.Districtwide, the 12-month rainfall total is now 3.5 inches below the long-term average of 51 inches. The southern coastal region continues to have the lowest 12-month totals, with Indian River County receiving only 37 inches of rain over the last 12 months. Central counties have the highest 12-month rainfall totals, with Marion receiving 56 inches.The below-average rainfall during May is noteworthy because temperatures across the state were well above normal. This low rainfall had a big impact on surface water levels. For example, on June 1, surface water flow conditions were in the low range throughout much of the district, with very low conditions observed at the St. Johns River near Melbourne.For additional hydrologic data or to learn more about the district’s data collection program, visit www.sjrwmd.com/data.About the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville, and Palm Bay. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Zhukovka XXI / UNK PROJECT Architects

first_imgArchitects: UNK PROJECT architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Korea, Republic of Zhukovka XXI / UNK PROJECT ArchitectsSave this projectSaveZhukovka XXI / UNK PROJECT Architects Area:  1000 m² Area:  1000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs 2013 photographs:  Yuri PalminPhotographs:  Yuri PALMINSave this picture!© Yuri PalminText description provided by the architects. The area of the house is quite large – approximately 1000m2. This significant overall size, its slender form and façade clad in natural stone contribute to an impressive dwelling, one that more closely resembles a sculptural composition than a typical cottage. The site itself was largely uninspiring with little to attract the eye of passers-by. Consequently, the house was positioned laterally across the site, in effect acting as screen, dividing the space equally between public and private areas. Private areas such as the sitting room, kitchen and bedrooms look out onto the internal courtyard through a panoramic glass façade while less sensitive rooms face the driveway. The garage is positioned perpendicular to the main building and flanks the courtyard on one side. The courtyard also accommodates a steel framework for future exhibition of planted liana sculptural compositions The project employs the latest glazing technologies, using 7.4m high custom-made glass panels from Switzerland. The building contains no corridors: 2 staircases are provided in the central hall providing access to the second floor, one for the owner and a second for guests. A transparent glass passage floats below the ceiling – a feature barely distinguishable in its normal mode, however, as soon as a person enters the space, motion detectors activate and the glass changes from clear to matte Other interesting design features include the tree “growing” within the house. It was actually planted after construction, hence the terrace with ovular opening in the roof above. While from the exterior, the house may seem quite simple, it is equipped with the latest technology and engineering systems, all of which are carefully hidden in keeping with the minimalistic architectural concept Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessPabellon-S / Taller Diez 05Selected ProjectsDiller Scofidio + Renfro’s Winning Proposal for Zaryadye Park: “Wild Urbanism”Competition Results Share Zhukovka XXI / UNK PROJECT Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/449745/zhukovka-xxi-unk-project-architects Clipboard Year:  Projects Houses Year:  2013 Save this picture!© Yuri Palmin+ 32 Share CopyHouses•Moscow, Korea, Republic of ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/449745/zhukovka-xxi-unk-project-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeUNK PROJECT architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMoscowHousesRussiaPublished on November 20, 2013Cite: “Zhukovka XXI / UNK PROJECT Architects” 20 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Zhukovka XXI / UNK PROJECT Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

M House / ariasrecalde taller de arquitectura

first_imgPhotographs:  Javier Callejas Sevilla Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Area:  384 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912651/m-house-ariasrecalde-taller-de-arquitectura Clipboard M House / ariasrecalde taller de arquitectura M House / ariasrecalde taller de arquitecturaSave this projectSaveM House / ariasrecalde taller de arquitectura Save this picture!© Javier Callejas Sevilla+ 18Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912651/m-house-ariasrecalde-taller-de-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” Spain CopyAbout this officeariasrecalde taller de arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGranadaSpainPublished on March 08, 2019Cite: “M House / ariasrecalde taller de arquitectura” [Casa M / ariasrecalde taller de arquitectura] 08 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img “COPY” ArchDaily Manufacturers: Cerámica Malpesa, Daikin, Porcelanosa Grupo, StrugalOther Participants:Manel González de Ribot, Juan Miguel Quirosa GarcíaArchitect In Charge:Luis Gonzalo Arias RecaldeCity:GranadaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Javier Callejas SevillaRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. We took on this project in the understanding that there was a need to “manipulate” the building code applicable to “our” lot. This code established the construction of either a townhouse or a row house, with a back yard and a three meter set back from the street in order to create a unitary facade along the block. The existing homes adapt to these rules, the result being the repetitive planning of the same type of house.Save this picture!© Javier Callejas SevillaSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Javier Callejas SevillaOur clients, A&N, had other needs: they wanted a home that was well oriented, that offered certain spatial complexity and that had lots of light. They wanted to be able to use the open spaces produced by the setbacks that resulted from applying the code, and they also wanted these spaces to have spatial value. They also wanted the advantages of cross ventilating in every room.Save this picture!© Javier Callejas SevillaThe proposal is based on a relational, central, vertical axis that generates a foyer—a kind of inner courtyard within the house itself. Following that axis, the house is divided in two, with two bays on either side. These bays create setbacks in order to capture the light that comes in from the west. Most of the floor area ratio is used up by grouping the construction against the party wall. This frees up the rest of the lot, generates good access space to the garage and enables a generous amount of light to penetrate into each of the rooms.Save this picture!© Javier Callejas SevillaEach of the rooms is associated with an independent volume or “cube”. These are either set back or pulled outwards depending on their needs regarding natural light, shade or privacy. The materiality of the project takes on special importance, resolving the whole project with a single material, made of brick walls built with a Flemish or “Dutch” bond, which allows the movement, displacement or absence of the header brick, the wall becomes a rough plinth for the building or perforated lattice that allows the passage of light and reminds the vernacular constructions of dryers in the fertile plain of Granada. All the exterior paving, ramps and stairs are resolved with the same material, contributing to a monolithic image of the project.Save this picture!© Javier Callejas SevillaProject gallerySee allShow lessParks Residence / The Raleigh Architecture Co.Selected ProjectsIKEA’s Research Lab SPACE10 Designs a Solar Village to Rethink Renewable EnergyArchitecture News Share Houses Photographs 2018 Year:  CopyHouses•Granada, Spain Architects: ariasrecalde taller de arquitectura Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

TCU students mentor Fort Worth ISD students

first_imgFort Worth Country Day introduces new learning program Twitter Amanda Aguilar Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt Amanda Aguilarhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/amanda-aguilar/ Linkedin Amanda Aguilarhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/amanda-aguilar/ Facebook Twitter Presidential candidates aren’t favorable among voters Linkedin Amanda Aguilarhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/amanda-aguilar/ printAround 20 TCU students and 46 Fort Worth Independent School District eighth graders met when LeaderKids had its first session of the new school year.The purpose of the program is for leadership development, said Meriam Harris, the volunteer executive director of LeaderKids. When the program began 21 years ago, local eighth grade students were invited to participate in relationship building with their mentors.Harris said that the program helps to inspire self-confidence, leadership skills and relationship growth.“I think it’s a real win-win,” Assistant Director of the Leadership Center Tyler Fisher said. “We’re giving back to the community, helping eighth graders during this transition time, and also benefitting our students in many aspects.”Students directors said they enjoyed their experiences interacting with the eighth graders.“As I got into it and got into the mentoring role, I realized how much these students latch onto this type of human connection,” said Maddie Blagg, executive director of external affairs for LeaderKids. “It was very unique to me because it showed that any sort of interaction that they could get, particularly from a mentoring standpoint, having a mentor in their lives, was so remarkable and watching them grow in it.”The eighth graders said they felt as though LeaderKids would help them to becomes better leaders. Other eighth graders said they were excited to see the TCU campus.“Oh it was fun. We got to take pictures by the fountains, like the Frog Fountain,” said Bridget Wright, eighth grader at Benbrook Middle-High School.Two students from each of the 23 middle schools in Fort Worth ISD were asked to participate in the program.LeaderKids is sponsored by Leadership Fort Worth, which is a program that aims “to empower and connect diverse leaders who serve as catalysts for a vibrant community,” according to its website.The students meet once a month, from 2 to 6 p.m. on a Tuesday.This story was originally posted on tcu360.com Students find outlets for stress relief before finals Facebook Previous articleMuseum event welcomes community, expands cultural awarenessNext articleStanford professor speaks as Green Honors Chair Amanda Aguilar RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Amanda Aguilarhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/amanda-aguilar/ ReddIt + posts Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Presidential candidates aren’t favorable among voters Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Fidel Castro’s heritage: flagrant media freedom violations

first_img CubaAmericas Condemning abusesMedia independence Freedom of expression Castro has been hailed as one of the leading figures of the 20th century and father of the Cuban people in many of the thousands of messages that followed the announcement of his death.But behind the revolutionary’s romantic image lay one of the world’s worst press freedom predators. The persecution of dissidents was one of the distinguishing features of his 49 years in power, and constitutes the harshest aspect of his heritage. News The current situation in Cuba speaks to this. Cuba continues to be one of the worst countries in Latin America for media freedom and ranks 171st out of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index. Fidel Castro’s brother Raúl, who replaced him in 2007, is now also on RSF’s press freedom predator list.Cuba’s constitution permits only state-controlled media outlets. Independent news agencies and bloggers who try to dispute the state’s monopoly of news and information are subjected to intimidation, arbitrary arrest and draconian censorship.As a result, independent news agencies have often had no choice but to go into exile and post their news reports online from abroad. This is far from ideal because Internet access within Cuba is still very problematic (only 5% of households have internet access).Finally, with two journalists currently jailed, Cuba continues to be one of the few western hemisphere countries where reporters can still be found behind bars. Venezuela and Panama are the other two.But the situation was much worse under Fidel Castro himself. The father of the Cuban revolution imposed a climate of censorship and used often violent methods to prevent the circulation of any news and information at variance with that provided by the state media.The persecution peaked in 2003. In March of that year, the authorities arrested more than 75 dissidents including 27 journalists, who were given summary trials and sentences ranging from 14 to 27 years in prison for talking about democracy in Cuba.They included RSF’s then correspondent, Ricardo González Alfonso, who ended up spending seven years in prison. There were several waves of arrests during this period, dubbed the “Black Spring.” Unauthorized journalists were targeted and accused of collaborating with the United States if their reporting referred to Cuba’s dissidents, human rights violations or the everyday lives of Cubans.The persecution continued during the ensuing years and in 2007, when Fidel Castro was about to hand over to his brother, Cuba was the world’s second biggest prison for journalists, with a total of 25 held. Prison conditions were appalling and torture was often reported by the families of Cuba’s detained journalists and dissidents. Many different methods were deployed against Cuba’s independent news providers including arbitrary arrests, beatings and phone tapping. But permanent censorship was one of the constants of the Castro years, both before and after the Black Spring.Ever since its creation in 1985, RSF has constantly denounced these abuses, using awareness campaigns, protests and international mobilization. Several of our contributors and correspondents have been threatened or imprisoned. They include Roberto Guerra Pérez, who was sentenced to two years in prison in 2005 on a charge of disturbing public order and was released in 2007.Guerra bravely continued his fight for media freedom, launching an independent news agency called Hablemos Press in 2009. But the Cuban police harassed him and his reporters and repeatedly prevented them from working. After receiving anonymous death threats, he had no choice but to go into exile in October 2016 in order to ensure his and his family’s safety.The battle waged by RSF and many other local and international NGOs must go on so that exile is one day no longer inevitable. But for the time being, the day-to-day existence of Cuba’s journalists is still marked by fear and self-censorship.Cuba’s journalists currrently fear that the father of the revolution’s death will be accompanied by a new crackdown. This must not be allowed to happen. Instead, it must open the way to a new era of pluralism and freedom of opinion. May 6, 2020 Find out more News December 2, 2016 Fidel Castro’s heritage: flagrant media freedom violations Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Help by sharing this information Organisation October 15, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council CubaAmericas Condemning abusesMedia independence Freedom of expression News RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago to go further October 12, 2018 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Cubalast_img read more

Jury indicts man on shooting gun five times at vehicle full of people

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – December 22, 2020 Facebook An Ector County Grand Jury indicted a 73-year-old man after he reportedly fired a handgun five times and one put one of those shots through a passenger front door of a vehicle occupied by five people in central Odessa. Robert Barr, 73, was indicted on five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Barr was booked into the Ector County Law Enforcement Center at 7:31 p.m. Monday, jail records show. He has five bonds totaling $125,000 and was still in custody as of Tuesday afternoon. The shots fired call happened at 9:53 a.m. in the 2700 block of Keystone Drive, a previous Odessa American article detailed. Barr left the scene in a blue Ford Mustang and was located and arrested at the 2500 block of Grandview Avenue. Barr’s neighbor, Cynthia Thornhill, reportedly told officers she heard two gunshots. Thornhill looked outside, saw Barr pointing a handgun toward the roadway and he fired three more times. Alma Olivas called and reported she was driving down the 2700 block of Keystone Drive when Barr started shooting toward the roadway and her white 2006 GMC Yukon was struck on the passenger front door, the previous Odessa American article stated. There were five people in the Yukon. Facebook Local News WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleFinding fulfillment: Is this the right time to switch careers?Next articleJoven, Swanner and Matta take oath of office Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  Pinterest Twitter Twitter Jury indicts man on shooting gun five times at vehicle full of peoplelast_img read more

Significant changes in the bacterioplankton community structure of a maritime Antarctic freshwater lake following nutrient enrichment

first_imgNutrient enrichment is known to increase bacterioplankton population density in a variety of Antarctic freshwater lakes. However, relatively little is known about the associated changes in species composition. In this study, the bacterioplankton community composition of one such lake was studied following natural nutrient enrichment to investigate the resistance of the system to environmental change. Heywood Lake is an enriched freshwater maritime Antarctic lake, with nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations significantly higher than its more oligotrophic neighbours (by at least an order of magnitude). This major change in lake chemistry has occurred following large increases in the fur seal population over the last 30 years. Using analysis of 16S rRNA gene fragments, fatty acid methyl ester analysis, denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis and fluorescence in situ hybridization, significant changes are reported in lake microbiology which have resulted in a distinct bacterioplankton community. In comparison to its more oligotrophic neighbours, nutrient-enriched Heywood Lake has a high bacterioplankton population density, reduced species richness and an increasing evenness among key groups. Only 42·3 % of the clones found with 97 % similarity to a named genus were also present in adjacent oligotrophic lakes, including three of the dominant groups. Critically, there was an apparent shift in dominance with trophic status (from the -Proteobacteria to the Actinobacteria). Other key observations included the absence of a dominant group of Cyanobacteria and the presence of marine bacteria. The significant impact of natural nutrient enrichment on the microbiology of Heywood Lake, therefore, suggests that low-temperature oligotrophic freshwater lake systems might have low resistance to environmental change.last_img read more