More jobs go at Rok, says PwC

first_img Share KCS-content whatsapp More jobs go at Rok, says PwC Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solutionmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Healththedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comcenter_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com whatsapp Tags: NULL Tuesday 16 November 2010 8:39 pm THE ADMINISTRATORS for housing repair firm Rok made a further 1,800 people redundant yesterday, after it failed to find an interested buyer for large parts of the business. A total of 2,600 staff, around three quarters of Rok’s total staff, have now lost their jobs, with administrator PwC still in last-ditch talks with rivals to sell on viable parts of the business. “Regrettably, the redundancies made today were necessary as it became clear in the last 24 hours that we were not going to be able to find a purchaser for these parts of the group,” said Rob Hunt, joint administrator and partner at PwC. Hunt said talks were ongoing to sell the firm’s construction and social housing division in England, which employs 500 people. Rival firms such as Mears, which took some of Connaught’s contracts when it went under in September, are still in discussions about a purchase, while others including Morgan Sindall are understood to be chasing clients rather than taking on Rok’s operations. PwC is thought to have planned for a much swifter disposal of parts of the business, but circling rivals have been put off by the low returns Rok had accepted in order to win contracts.Before going into administration, Rok had already begun to look into a debt refinancing, even though its £90m revolving credit facility is due to expire in March 2012 and its burden was far less than that seen at social housing peer Connaught, which went under in September. Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC were two of Rok’s main creditors. Rok’s shares were suspended at 18?p last Monday. last_img read more

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Fidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgFidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Health sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Fidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFidson Healthcare Limited manufactures and sells pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products in Nigeria including over-the-counter, ethical and consumer products. The company produces various drug classes for antacid and ulcer care, anti-diabetic, anti-malaria, anti-diarrhea, anti-psychotic as well as osteo-care, pain relief, colds and flu, thrombo-prophylactics and cardio-vascular products. Fidson Healthcare Limited also produces a range of nutraceuticals (health) products. The company was incorporated in 1995 and its head office is in Shomolu, Nigeria. Fidson Healthcare Limited is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgConsolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileConsolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC) Plc is a general insurance company in Nigeria offering products for automotive, travel, fire, marine, home, personal, bonds and special risk cover. The company has taken a leadership role in the underwriting of key transactions in the aviation, oil and gas, marine cargo, hull and motor sectors. Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Forget the Euromillions! I’d rather invest in this FTSE 100 company

first_img See all posts by T Sligo Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. 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. Enter Your Email Address T Sligo | Thursday, 30th January, 2020 | More on: DGE Forget the Euromillions! I’d rather invest in this FTSE 100 company 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.center_img What would you do if you won the Euromillions jackpot?Pay off the mortgage? Help your friends and family? A new car? A nice holiday for a month or two? I’m sure everyone has mentally spent the jackpot winnings before.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…Of course, this encourages us to play more. When we visualise what we’d do with the money, the prize seems almost in reach. Only one ticket away.But it never is. According to the Euromillions website, the chance of winning the jackpot is 1 in 139,838,160. Therefore, your chances of hitting the megabucks is slim.At £2.50 a go, if you play two lines of Euromillions twice a week you’ll be out of pocket by £1,040 (unless, of course, you win). Over the years, this amount adds up, keeping you further and further away from financial independence and retiring early.Euromillions, like Bitcoin, seems like an easy way to get-rich-quick. Legendary investor, Warren Buffett, has a rule: “don’t lose money”. Playing the lottery, being an easy way to throw money away, flies in the face of this advice.I’d rather put the money towards buying shares in quality FTSE 100 companies, which I believe can offer good returns over a long period of time. It might take longer, and the returns might not be quite as high as the Euromillions jackpot, but I think you stand a much better chance of getting rich by buying stocks over a long period of time.I think the following company could be a good place to start.DiageoIn the past six months, drinks giant Diageo’s (LSE:DGE) share price has taken a bit of a dive, with the value dropping by roughly 7%.Initially, this could get value investors excited, those who are looking to pick up a great company at a reasonable price. But there’s more to the picture.The long-term performance of Diageo tells a different story, with the share price having doubled since June 2012. Of course, past results may not repeat themselves, but I believe this displays what the company is capable of.With a price-to-earnings ratio of 24 and a prospective dividend yield of 2%, in my view the shares are certainly not in the bargain buy category. Yet, I feel like this is a fair price for a company that is continuing to grow. Added to the list of positives is the household brands in its portfolio, such as Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, and Guinness. In terms of an economic moat, I believe Diageo’s strong portfolio will mean any threat from competitors is limited. Diageo is undergoing cost cutting measures at the moment, with profitability already increasing from 28% in 2014 to 32% last year, outpacing revenue growth.Overall, I think putting money into buying shares of Diageo rather than buying up Euromillions lottery tickets will make you richer in the long term. T Sligo has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

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I reckon the cheap BP share price and sky-high dividend make this FTSE 100 stock a buy

first_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Harvey Jones 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. I reckon the cheap BP share price and sky-high dividend make this FTSE 100 stock a buy “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Harvey Jones 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.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Harvey Jones | Saturday, 31st October, 2020 | More on: BP I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address The BP (LSE: BP) share price has fallen almost 60% this year, as the pandemic and oil price collapse have savaged the energy sector. This is only the start of the fossil fuel giant’s challenges, as it finds itself playing catch up in the transition to renewables. BP has been a FTSE 100 stalwart since I can remember, and a favourite among income seekers due to its mighty dividend. Nothing lasts forever, though. Is the sharp decline in the BP share price a sign of worse to come, or a buying 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…Investors who had written off BP will have been surprised by this week’s third-quarter update, which showed a reported loss of just $500m, down from a mind-boggling $16.8bn in the previous quarter. Management pinned this on the absence of big write-offs this quarter, and recovering oil and gas prices. The BP share price tempts meUnfortunately, those prices are falling again, with Brent crude down to $37.71 at time of writing, as Europe heads for a second lockdown.While I think BP has the resources to bounce back from this year’s Covid-19 stock market crash, transitioning to zero carbon could prove more challenging. It has to make the shift while protecting its balance sheet and feeding investors the dividends they crave.BP has net debt of just over $40bn, a fraction over its current market cap of $51.7bn (£39.8bn). It will have a job paying that down, while simultaneously funding the investment required to shift into renewables.It is targeting $2.5bn in annual cost savings by the end of 2021, while agreeing disposals for around half its $25bn target by 2025. This includes the agreed $5bn sale of its petrochemicals business.The income is still flowing, though. Q3 operating cash flow of $4.3bn covered its dividend. The BP share price now comes with a forecast yield of 10.9%, which makes it one of the most generous income payers on the FTSE 100. There is even talk of share buybacks restarting from 2022.Still a top FTSE 100 income stockIn the short term, everything depends on the oil price. Which of course depends on the coronavirus. If exploration and production falls in the coming months, and energy surges back once the world gets out of lockdown, the BP share price could rebound nicely. That looks like a big ´if´ right now.The longer-term question is whether it can profit from green energy. BP must work hard to make its old slogan Beyond Petroleum a reality.It is entering the US offshore wind sector, and has agreed to supply Microsoft with renewable energy, but there is a long way to go. BP has an existential fight on its hands, hence its share price troubles. Today’s valuation of 12.61 times earnings is some consolation, as are those dividends, which BP says has “first call on our funds”.Despite the risks, I would still take a punt on the BP share price at today’s price. Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

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Zoopla aims to raise £25,000 for Shelter

first_imgProperty website Zoopla.co.uk has pledged to raise at least £25,000 for national housing and homelessness charity, Shelter, during 2012.Zoopla employees have have already donated over £7,500 themselves via payroll giving alone and committed to numerous events throughout the year, including Shelter’s annual Vertical Rush in early March, which involves scaling the 920 steps of Tower 42 in the City.Zoopla also plans to make fundraising for Shelter part of the numerous trade events and awards it sponsors throughout the year including Lettings Live, the ESTAs and the Estate Agency of the Year Awards.Alex Chesterman, Founder & CEO of Zoopla said: “Shelter does an outstanding job trying to help those have fallen on hard times. We recognise that charities like Shelter rely heavily on donations from businesses like ours and we are keen to do what we can. Our team are motivated and to meet or exceed the fundraising targets we have set for this year and to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.”www.zoopla.co.uk Howard Lake | 14 February 2012 | News Zoopla aims to raise £25,000 for Shelter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Meet the fundraiser – Susanna Spicer

first_img  237 total views,  1 views today Legs4Africa has announced that its fundraiser of the year for 2016 is Susanna Spicer. The classical singer raised £3,163.25 for the amputee charity that collects redundant prosthetic legs and sends them to trusted medical centres in Africa where they are customised and distributed to those in need.She did so by walking over 300 miles along the First World War Western Front’s No Man’s Land; a ‘Via Sacra’, a sacred road. The route was inspired by a letter from her great uncle in 1915 to his headmaster. Shortly after sending the letter Douglas Gillespie was killed in the Battle of Loos. Meet the fundraiser – Susanna Spicer About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. She recognised that, despite the solemnity of the walk, she was lucky to walk it at all and that many people around the world still suffer from limb loss, as many did in the First World War, and that she wanted to help those affected. In his letter he had written:“I would like to send every man, woman and child in Western Europe on a pilgrimage along that Via Sacra, so that they might think and learn what war means from the silent witnesses on either side…”Susanna’s family and others are now trying to establish a permanent walk way, The Western Front Way. Tom Williams, founding trustee of Legs4Africa, in announcing Susanna Spicer as the charity’s fundraiser of the year and thanking her, said: Advertisementcenter_img  238 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 5 February 2017 | News Tagged with: Events meet the fundraiser “We are always blown away by the amount of support we receive. People’s generosity never fails to exceed our expectations. Some people give their time, some their hard earned money, some materials, while others give us extraordinary gifts gained in extraordinary ways.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

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Stop harassment of gay, trans prisoners

first_imgSample letter:Director Heidi WashingtonMichigan Department of Corrections206 E. Michigan Ave.Grandview PlazaP.O. Box 30003Lansing, MI 48909Cc: Keith Barber, Legislative Corrections [email protected] Washington:I have learned that gay and trans prisoners at the G. Robert Cotton facility in Jackson filed complaints protesting sexual harassment by a correctional officer named Castilla. Sexual harassment of LGBTQ prisoners is not trivial; it is a violation of the federal Prisoner Rape Elimination Act. The constant, ongoing, inescapable harassment by correctional officer Castilla is not only dehumanizing, it creates a hostile, threatening environment in which LGBTQ prisoners are more prone to be sexually harassed and assaulted — physically and sexually — by other inmates and guards.Despite testimony from seven witnesses, including one who is heterosexual, the complaint was denied for “insufficient evidence” and Castilla has been returned to the same unit. Now, prisoners are facing retaliation for their brave action of standing up for their humanity and their civil rights. Retaliation for a PREA grievance is also a serious violation of federal law.Already at least three of the prisoners have faced disciplinary action, including disciplinary action initiated by Castilla himself as well as by correctional officer Morey — all for alleged sexual misconduct. Three of the prisoners have been transferred to other units or facilities. This retaliation serves to intimidate all prisoners and dissuade them from filing sexual harassment complaints, and to further isolate and endanger LGBTQ prisoners.As a Michigan resident and taxpayer, I demand that you take sexual harassment of LGBTQ prisoners seriously, as it is dehumanizing and brutal, as well as a violation of federal law. You must ensure there is no retaliation against prisoners for filing sexual harassment complaints. Even the appearance of retaliation serves to intimidate other prisoners from filing legitimate complaints.I urge you to bring in an unbiased external investigator to reinvestigate the complaints against correctional officer Castilla, as well as to investigate the retaliation against LGBTQ prisoners at Cotton correctional facility.It is your duty to ensure just, humane and unbiased treatment of all Michigan prisoners, including LGBTQ prisoners. LGBTQ prisoners should be provided safe housing units and safe yards where they do not have to fear assault at the hands of anti-gay and anti-trans prisoners and especially correctional officers.I would appreciate a response letting me know what you are doing to rectify this situation and to protect LGBTQ prisoners’ rights.Sincerely,FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Friends,Gay and trans prisoners at the G. Robert Cotton correctional facility in Jackson, Mich., have been suffering sexual harassment from guards for years. They complained to administrators who did nothing. The harassment is not only dehumanizing, it  creates a hostile environment in which other prisoners and guards are more likely to sexually harass and assault LGBTQ prisoners. Gay prisoners have been knifed in the yard at Cotton by anti-gay prisoners.Seven prisoners filed grievances under the federal Prisoner Rape Elimination Act, writing 17 pages of testimony about sexual harassment by an officer named Castilla. Retaliation began almost immediately, with three of the prisoners transferred to other units or facilities and at least three facing unwarranted disciplinary actions. The complaint was rejected for “insufficient evidence” and Castilla was returned to his former unit to continue his harassing behavior. One of the lead prisoners, who has been at Cotton for eight-plus years, was transferred the same day the complaint was rejected.The prisoners knew retaliation was a risk, and decided it was worth it because the harassment is so dehumanizing. The whole grievance process is a mess, with some investigators who are also openly anti-gay. Prisoners aren’t even permitted to be in possession of the PREA handbook — that’s penalized with a 30-day loss of privileges.The prisoners have asked for our help. Here’s what you can do:Spread the word to interested groups and friends.Send a letter as soon as possible to the Michigan Department of Corrections and email a copy to Corrections Ombudsman Keith Barber and forward to [email protected] See sample letter.Join a rally at MDOC headquarters in Lansing on Thursday, May 26, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 206 E. Michigan Ave.Phone zap on May 26: Call MDOC Director Heidi Washington at 517-241-7238. Leave a message asking what she is doing to rectify the situation of the LGBTQ prisoners at Cotton in Jackson who are being retaliated against for a PREA complaint. If you feel comfortable leaving your number, ask for a response to your message.In solidarity,A Michigan prisoner support activistlast_img read more

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Protest forces Pennsylvania prisons to back off

first_imgIn Philadelphia on Oct 10, prisoner solidarity groups protested new harsh, exploitative regulations in Pennsylvania prisons.Corrections Secretary John Wetzel admitted that a month of protests, public hearings and social media campaigns have forced the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to back down on new rules blocking prisoners’ access to books, letters and even legal correspondence.With over 300 donated subscriptions of Workers World newspaper sent to prisoners in Pennsylvania, WW has had to challenge prison bans on specific issues several times since January 2017. Along with individual prisoners who have filed grievances when they do not receive an issue, WW has successfully forced the prisons to let most “banned” papers in.On Nov. 1, the state DOC revised its new draconian policy and allowed book orders to again be sent “directly to inmates.” The move is hailed by organizations like Pittsburgh-based Book ‘Em and Philadelphia Books Through Bars, which for years have provided free, donated books to prisoners who request them.Book shipments must still go through a centralized processing facility before getting to prisoners. Questions remain about how the DOC will ensure books reach the inmates who ordered them.Under the September DOC policy, no books could be sent directly to prisoners, whether from donation groups or purchased for inmates directly from publishers. The policy required prisoners to order from a catalog of 8,500 high-priced ebooks selected by the DOC, plus purchase expensive ebook readers. Or they had to request books from prison kiosks that severely limited prisoners’ access.Punitive mail policies still need reversalUnder the new policies, all prisoners’ mail must still be sent to and scanned by Smart Communications, a private for-profit company in Florida. Scanned copies are emailed to the DOC before they get printed and delivered to prisoners. Originals are destroyed while the DOC keeps copies in a searchable database.Legal mail is now copied and given to the recipient, with the original — and highly sensitive — documents kept on file for 15 days.On Oct. 30, Davon Hayes, a prisoner challenging a life sentence, filed a lawsuit claiming that the state’s policy concerning legal correspondence violates his First Amendment rights. The Pennsylvania American Civil Liberties Union, the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, the Abolitionist Law Center and the Amistad Law Project also filed lawsuits seeking an injunction against the DOC, saying the policy “deprives Mr. Hayes of an indispensable — and often the only viable — means of communication with his attorneys.”Often prisoners find that scanned letters arrive with pages missing. Cards, photographs and even drawings from children are scanned, with the prison destroying the original items and giving inmates black-and-white copies. Families continue to demand this practice be stopped.It remains unclear exactly how the new regulations will impact prisoners’ receipt of weekly publications. Workers World editors say they will continue to fight for prisoners’ right to have access to news written by and for workers and oppressed people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Films swing into Spring production for Limerick

first_imgNewsBreaking newsFilms swing into Spring production for LimerickBy John Keogh – December 5, 2014 819 By Oran TreacyTwo films victorious in Film Limerick €15,000 competition…Cashell Horgan, Oscar shortlist nominee, one of the two winning film makersBEHIND The Scenes film network and Limerick City of Culture have announced the two winners of the successful Film Limerick Scheme, chosen from 131 applicants. The commissions have been awarded to:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cashell Horgan of Babyjane Productions – ‘The Clock Makers Doll’Liam O’Neill of Paradox Pictures – ‘Lost and Found’Ronan Cassidy, manager of the Film Limerick Project, says: “Film Limerick is a hugely important part of the legacy project for Limerick City of Culture. It has greatly increased awareness of the resources available to film makers in the city. The massive interest in the project will further the aim of Limerick City becoming a film production hub and a major source of employment in the region.“What is most encouraging about the initiative is the extraordinarily high standard in the applications we received. Only two projects could be selected but there is a great wealth of Irish writing talent and it is important to support and encourage this skill”.Cassidy went on to thank the applicants and drew attention to the supportive working environment led by Film Limerick as production moves into place for Short films which are contracted to be made in Limerick.The Clock Makers Doll, is set in a fictional world, home to the most unusual collection of automatas created. Here a clockmaker lives with his beloved wife who one day dies. Crazed with despair he decides to replace her by building a doll but fails to achieve the perfection he desires. With pressure on him to complete his task before time runs out, he soon realises that the key to the perfect woman is in her heart, not her head.Director Cashell Horgan is a multi award winning filmmaker and has been an Oscar shortlist nominee. Filming is scheduled for early March.Horgan with camera man Russell GleesonLost and Found, is the charming story of a resourceful young boy and his mother who are trying to come to terms with the recent death of his father.  The boy resorts to petnapping local animals and trading them in for rewards, in order to assist his struggling mother. This film will be directed by Liam O’Neill who has a track record as a screenwriter, director and producer.  This film is due to go into production February 16 2015.These projects are being awarded €15,000 each to make and will receive technical help and advice on the way. Could this be a beginning of a new breed of Limerick filmmaking? Previous articleBasketball Ireland – National Cup PreviewsNext articleChildren sign up to a happy Christmas John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Linkedin Email Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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