Starwin Products Limited (SPL.gh) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgStarwin Products Limited (SPL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Starwin Products Limited (SPL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Starwin Products Limited (SPL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Starwin Products Limited (SPL.gh)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileStarwin Products Limited manufactures and markets generic pharmaceutical and consumer health products for the local Ghana market and for export. The company produces a range of analgesics, antacids/laxatives, anti-allergies, multivitamins and haematinics. Its analgesic range includes Rapiriol, Paracetemol and Painoff; anti-allergics include Asmadrin and Star Cold tablets; antacids include Starwins Milk of Magnesia and Starwins Liver Salt; syrups include Paraking, Expectolyn and Starprovite. The company was founded in 1960 and was formerly known as Sterling Pharmaceuticals Ghana Limited; its name was changed in 1993. Dannex Limited is a majority shareholder (71.3%) in the business. Starwin Products Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Here’s how I’d invest in my SIPP with just £50 a month

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Andy Ross | Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 Enter Your Email Address 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 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. 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 Here’s how I’d invest in my SIPP with just £50 a month Andy Ross owns no 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. Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Investing in a self invested personal pension (SIPP) can seem daunting (or even unimportant) if you’re working and retirement is many years away. However, the maths shows it’s vital to start saving and investing as early as possible to let compounding take maximum effect. This will drive up your savings and your annual income once you stop working.To maximise the value of a SIPP, I’d suggest being guided by these key factors: costs, tax benefits, increasing your contributions in line with earnings, and paying in as much as you can afford.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…Costs? Yes, management charges on a SIPP over many years can really eat into what you can retire on. Take care to minimise these costs and keep as much money as you can for yourself.Also, SIPPs are tax-efficient and can be made more so if you use a salary sacrifice scheme. It means less money goes to the taxman via national insurance. Adding more moneyIf I made a personal contribution of £50 per month and my employer added 3% of my salary to a pension which is already worth £10,000, then I can expect a pension pot of around £116,000 or £5,350 per annum. This also assumes 5% annual growth (which seems reasonable), a 1.5% annual management charge, and that I retire at 67 (which is in about 40 years’ time). It’s clear that adding more money while many years from retiring is the big lever that can be used to increase the value of a SIPP. If all other factors are kept the same but I increase the amount I contribute to just £100 a month, then my SIPP becomes worth £153,000, which is £7,050 per annum.Upping my monthly input to £150 per month – and keeping everything else the same – raises the amount I can expect at retirement to £189,000, the same as £8,720, showing just how vital setting aside money is. Investment ideasBut just having a SIPP is not enough, it is what you do with it that counts and all that money needs to find a good home. To me, the stock market is the place for it. For a SIPP, the best investments depend on your circumstance and risk tolerance. The nearer to retirement you are, the better it is to reduce risk – this will likely mean holding some money as cash and investing mainly in larger, established companies and having a diversified portfolio. That could mean FTSE 100 blue-chips that pay reliable dividends, a tracker fund, or even  purchasing investment trusts or funds that are administered by professionals.With a longer timeframe and high tolerance of risk, it could be better to invest in individual shares on a growth trajectory and adventurous funds to try to bolster returns and exceed the average returns. This may include holding a mixture of shares listed on AIM. These are typically smaller companies and riskier for investors but you could mix them in with the shares of more established firms like those more international blue-chip FTSE names. In the end, investing £50 is a start to investing in a SIPP, but retiring comfortably will require greater amounts if possible. Ultimately the more you put in, the more the government will also add and the more money you can spend on shares. And of course, the better the amount come retirement will be. So I suggest cracking on and investing in a SIPP now. 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Paul O’Connell comes up with one of the greatest ever sports quiz show answers

first_imgFriday Oct 28, 2016 Paul O’Connell comes up with one of the greatest ever sports quiz show answers Former Ireland legend Paul O’Connell came up with an unbelievable answer to a question on BBC’s long running quiz show, A Question of Sport. From just two letters out of 23, O’Connell and his team were asked to come up with the answer to a seemingly impossible question.“Anything to do with sport,” host Sue Barker explained. “It could be a venue, a person, a team, a sporting term. Good luck.. or do you want to move on?”The man known as POC then miraculously produced the answer, one that will go down as one of the greatest moments ever in the history of the show, that has been running since 1968.Borussia Monchengladbach, of course. What a legend.See our Related Posts for more funny moments from the same show over the yearsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Franklin Mountain House / hazelbaker rush

first_img Builder: Houses Franklin Mountain House / hazelbaker rush “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867589/franklin-mountain-house-hazelbaker-rush Clipboard Franklin Mountain House / hazelbaker rushSave this projectSaveFranklin Mountain House / hazelbaker rush “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses•El Paso, United States Manufacturers: Western Window Systems, Supreme CopyAbout this officehazelbaker rushOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEl PasoUnited StatesPublished on March 21, 2017Cite: “Franklin Mountain House / hazelbaker rush” 21 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Struct Engineer:Harris Engineering ServicesCity:El PasoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Casey DunnRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. The Franklin Mountains extend into the north end of El Paso like a peninsula of rocky wilderness into the urban landscape of the city, rising 2500 feet above the Rio Grande river valley. The home site is set in the foothills of the Franklins 800 feet above the city perched just above a small canyon with unobstructed views of downtown El Paso and Juarez to the south.Save this picture!© Casey DunnAs the raw and rugged native landscape comes down the slope and meets the masses of the house the land starts to feel more controlled and cultivated. The steep site becomes a series of terraces that catch and slows the flow of water and the flow of life here. This mountain side oasis becomes enriched with native succulents and cacti, colorful grasses and aromatic herbs. A sustainable ecosystem on a small scale for a family that has turned a “hard” site into their sanctuary on the hillside.Save this picture!© Casey DunnThe severity of the slope allows the three story home to maintain a direct connection to the exterior at each level.  The utilitarian spaces are on the first level with the entertaining functions of the living, kitchen, and dining on the second, and the more private bedroom and family play areas on the third level.  The mountain peaks to the east delay the first rays of sun until very late in the morning.  To the south the slope drops off quickly into a deep arroyo where, in the early mornings and late afternoons golden eagles and red tailed hawks ride the thermal currents up into the canyons above in search of their next meal.  Often the kids wake up to see deer and rabbits grazing at the newly planted flora along the south patio, sometimes finding evidence of the local ring-tailed cat.  Each night as the sun begins to dip below the horizon the sky catches fire and the outdoor living room becomes the best place to watch the sky fade from red to orange to deep indigo as the city lights of Juarez come on and illuminate the valley to the south.Save this picture!© Casey DunnSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Casey DunnNear the top of the site there is an abandoned quartz mine.  The angular quartz crystals that scatter the eastern part of the site – beautiful, foreign objects among the weathered grey stones and lechuguilla – became an inspiration for the massing of the home.  A traditional white lime stucco volume houses the bedrooms and private area of the family and balances on a stereotomic mass rendered in local basalt grey stone using the rubble wall style visible all around town that closely matches the surrounding environment and is so of the place that from a distance the lower floors nearly disappear and the white bedroom mass appears to float in the landscape.  Save this picture!© Casey DunnMaterials inside and out are inspired by or directly related to the vernacular craft of El Paso; stone masonry, smooth troweled stucco, steel work related to the railroad, and leather goods related to the cowboy history of the city. At the moments where one directly engages the building the door handles and cabinet pulls are fashioned in black steel with a small offering of leather to soften and warm the cold edges. Natural, honest, somewhat conventional materials are used in slightly unconventional ways to clearly convey a refinement of the vernacular craft.Save this picture!© Casey DunnProject gallerySee allShow lessKieranTimberlake is Using Virtual Reality to Design a Home for Future Life on MarsArticlesVisiting the Taj Mahal: Regular People vs. ArchitectsArchitecture News Share Photographs Year:  Save this picture!© Casey Dunn+ 24 Share Photographs:  Casey Dunn Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867589/franklin-mountain-house-hazelbaker-rush Clipboard United States Area:  5200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: hazelbaker rush Area Area of this architecture project Cullers & Caldwell Builders Projects 2015last_img read more

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Hunters View Housing Blocks 5 & 6 / Paulett Taggart Architects

first_img Projects ArchDaily Structural Design Engineers General Contractor: Hunters View Housing Blocks 5 & 6 / Paulett Taggart Architects Hunters View Housing Blocks 5 & 6 / Paulett Taggart ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHunters View Housing Blocks 5 & 6 / Paulett Taggart Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/870040/hunters-view-housing-blocks-5-and-6-paulett-taggart-architects Clipboard Architects: Paulett Taggart Architects Area Area of this architecture project Landscape Architect: Developer:Hunters View Associates, John Stewart CompanyProject/Construction Manager:APC International Inc.Civil Engineer:Carlile MacyMechanical/ Plumbing Engineer:Timmons Design EngineersTotal Units:53Mix:2, 3, 4, and 5 bedroom unitsArchitects In Charge:Paulett Taggart, Roselie Enriquez Ledda, Chenglong TsaiMechanical Engineer:Timmons Design EngineersPlumbing Engineer:Timmons Design EngineersCity:San FranciscoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsArmchairsMenuLounge Chair – AfteroomEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. These two new blocks of affordable family housing at Hunters View are part of the first phase of San Francisco’s ambitious HOPE SF program to rebuild the worst of San Francisco’s deteriorated, crime- ridden public housing. With a mix of affordable and market-rate housing, the Hunters View Redevelopment is being completed in three phases in order to allow the existing tenants to remain in the neighborhood. Our design for two city blocks organizes 53 units into two L-shaped buildings per block to form continuous street frontages and surround two secure shared courtyards. Each building contains stacked multi-level townhouses that step down with the street’s slope and reflect the scale, rhythm, and texture of San Francisco.Save this picture!IsometricCommunity OutreachOur team held multiple community meetings with long-time Hunters View residents throughout the design process to identify their hopes for the project and address their concerns. Through our outreach, we identified key issues common to most residents that included: 1) Desire for connection to surrounding communities and jobs; 2) Anxiety about off-site relocation; 3) Need for improved security; and 4) Desire for healthy buildings with good indoor air quality and free of pests and mold.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteResponsive DesignWith a combined gross area of 67,800 square feet and 53 units of family housing that include 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedroom units, each building contains multi-level and stacked multi-level units. Units are sited to take advantage of steep grade changes and allow residents to enter both the lower and upper units without the need to climb more than one flight of stairs. The apartment buildings are designed to look like groups of individual houses, each with private or shared entry stoops.Save this picture!Site Plan + SectionThroughout the site, safety and security are addressed by maintaining a combination of high visibility and spatial connections. Two openings into each mid-block courtyard are strategically located to provide maximum visibility from the street. The courtyards are the gathering spaces for each block. Common-use laundry and mailrooms are located off the courtyards as well as many unit entries. Feedback from residents has confirmed that the secure courtyards are helping them to get to know their neighbors and build a sense of safety and community within each block.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteSustainabilitySustainability is one of the core principles for the design of Hunters View, and guides the design of both the buildings and site. Hunters View is certified LEED for Neighborhood Development and individual buildings are Green Point Rated. Each sustainable practice applied to the comprehensive design and construction process helped ensure that the neighborhood and buildings are durable, energy efficient, and provide a high-quality healthy environment for Hunters View families.Save this picture!Section SchemeProject gallerySee allShow lessSubstrate Factory Ayase / Aki Hamada ArchitectsSelected ProjectsDraw Perfectly At Any Scale With This Augmented Reality AppArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:San Francisco, CA, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Electrical Engineer: Area:  67800 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Cahill Nibbi Joint Venture P “COPY” Photographs 2015 Lighting Designer: Acoustics: Auerbach Glasow Year:  GLS Landscape Architecture Manufacturers: Swisspearl, Bison, James Hardie Apartments “COPY” Photographs:  Bruce Damonte Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Structural Engineer: F.W. Associates Charles M Salter Associates Save this picture!© Bruce Damonte+ 14 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/870040/hunters-view-housing-blocks-5-and-6-paulett-taggart-architects Clipboard CopyApartments•San Francisco, United States United States CopyAbout this officePaulett Taggart ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSan FranciscoUnited StatesPublished on May 24, 2017Cite: “Hunters View Housing Blocks 5 & 6 / Paulett Taggart Architects” 24 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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National Garden Scheme offers virtual visits

first_img Melanie May | 1 May 2020 | News More gardens will be going live next week. These releases will focus on Gardens and Health – a campaign that the National Garden Scheme has championed since commissioning The Kings Fund Report into Gardens and Health in 2016.Rachel de Thame, National Garden Scheme ambassador, will introduce the special week and share the importance of her own garden to her health and wellbeing. There will also be films from its beneficiaries highlighting the role that gardens play in health care settings, including: Marie Curie, Horatio’s Garden, Stoke Mandeville, Maggie’s, and Parkinson’s UK.The Scheme will also visit some of the smaller community gardens that it supports, such as The Therapy Garden in Surrey and the Lindengate Community Garden, Bucks, and will be marking Garden Meditation Day on Sunday 3 May with its own meditation designed to transport people to a restful garden.The virtual visits are free, with people asked to consider donating to help the Scheme continue supporting charities. The National Garden Scheme is offering virtual visits to some of its gardens to enable it to continue raising funds for nursing and health charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.3,700 gardens were scheduled to open for the National Garden Scheme this year but the current lockdown means that their gates have been closed for the first time in the charity’s history.Garden owners, volunteers and head office staff at the National Garden Scheme are compiling virtual garden visits to keep their gardens open and to generate donations for their nursing and health beneficiaries on the front line of the coronavirus outbreak. Advertisement Ulting Wick, Essex. Credit: Marcus Harpur Main image: The Old Rectory Farnborough. Credit: Sussie Bell  260 total views,  2 views today  261 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img Blackland House, Wiltshire. Credit: Britt Willoughby Dyer AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: COVID-19 virtual event Almost 20 gardens are now open for virtual visits including The Old Rectory, Farnborough, voted ‘the most beautiful Old Rectory in England’ by Country Life magazine, and celebrating its 50th year with the Scheme, Ulting Wick in Essex with its seasonal display of tulips, and Blackland House in Wiltshire, which also has beautiful tulips. National Garden Scheme offers virtual visitslast_img read more

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Youth tell ICE: ‘Free Maguiber!’

first_imgOakland, Calif. — The California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance held a press conference on the street in front of Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern’s office on June 29 calling for the immediate release of Maguiber Ramos Vasquez. The CIYJA says that Ramos, an Alameda father of three, is currently in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation proceedings “because of local law enforcement’s collaboration with ICE.”The group called for help to share Ramos’s story as they demand that ICE Field Director David Jennings use his prosecutorial discretion to release him. His spouse is due to have their fourth child, and his family needs him at home for the birth. Ramos came to the U.S. in 2006 as an unaccompanied minor seeking asylum from gang violence and persecution in Guatemala. He has worked, married and raised his family here.Readers can sign a petition for his release at www.bit.ly/freemaguiber. Call Field Director Jennings at 415.844.5503 to demand that Maguiber Ramos Vasquez, A#088-451-239, be released immediately.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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US – #WeeklyAddress: January 29 – February 4: Congressman who assaulted journalist to lead communications workshop for GOP committee

first_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Congressman who body slammed reporter last year to lead communications workshop The Guardian reported on January 30 that the National Republican Congressional Committee chose a controversial speaker for its next monthly communications workshop: Greg Gianforte, the US congressman of Montana who body-slammed Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs on the eve of his election last year. At the time, Gianforte tried to mislead the public, as well as police investigating the incident, in a campaign statement that put the blame on Jacobs. Multiple journalists came forward saying they witnessed and recorded the brutal attack, resulting in the congressman pleading guilty to assault. He was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and 20 hours of anger management classes. The communications workshop he will lead in February is called, “Hire for culture, train for skill.” The National Republican Congressional Committee works to increase Republican majority within the US House of Representatives. Margaux Ewen, North America Director for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) responded to the decision on January 31: “We call on Gianforte to heed the lessons learned from his assault conviction and teach those attending the workshop the fundamental role of journalists in a democracy, who should under no circumstances face physical violence for simply doing their job.” Former Florida congressman who threatened a journalist nearly joined Politifact as a contributor Politifact.com, a fact-checking website, released a statement on February 1 that it had hired non-Politifact writers to publish content as part of a new experiment. These contributors included Alan Grayson, a former U.S. Representative for Florida who in July 2016 threatened Politico reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere. At the time, Grayson refused to stop to speak with Dovere and could be seen in a video pushing Dovere out of his way. Grayson then made multiple threats against Dovere saying, “you know, I’m hoping that somebody comes here and arrests you” and “have this guy escorted out.” After Politifact announced Grayson’s appointment, Dovere took to Twitter to express his frustration.After all the backlash received on Twitter, Politifact ultimately backtracked their decision to hire Grayson. Attorney in trial of Chicago police officer subpoenas three Chicago news outletsOn February 1 the attorney for Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago police officer being charged with the 2014 murder of a black teenager, subpoenaed three news outlets for their published reporting on the case. Van Dyke’s attorney claims the subpoenas will yield more information about inflammatory comments that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made about the police officer in public appearances, thereby proving a change of venue for the trial is necessary. The Daily Herald in Arlington Heights, the Chicago-Sun Times, and the Chicago Tribune were each subpoenaed, according to the Associated Press. Media lawyer Steven Mandell responded to the subpoenas: “What stops them from going to the public library and looking in archives or doing a LexisNexis search and getting the information themselves? Instead, they’re taking the most convenient route for them and placing the burden on the Tribune, or whatever media outlet it is, to do the work for them.”Massachusetts commission denies press access during a public meetingMembers of the press were blocked from attending a listening session hosted by a Latino Advisory Commission on January 30 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. On January 25, 2018, the commission held a similar meeting in Springfield that allowed the press to attend; however, when a reporter from The Republican, a local print newspaper, arrived at the Holyoke meeting, she was greeted with a sign: “To promote authentic sharing all of the Governor’s Latino Advisory Commission statewide listening sessions are CLOSED TO THE PRESS.” According to local news site MassLive, the meeting was meant to be invitation only. The denial of access occurred despite a Massachusetts open meeting law that allows the public to attend governmental events in order to avoid secrecy surrounding policy decisions.Former White House Press secretary criticizes media coverage of Trump on “Fox & Friends”Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer was a guest on January 29th’s Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” a show regularly watched by President Trump, where he discussed other media outlets’ coverage of the Trump presidency. The segment discussed authoritarianism within other media outlets. Spicer contributed to the discussion saying, “all these outlets have those little countdown clocks… somebody will dig something up from when [Trump] was, like, eight years old…and try to take away the momentum from another great speech.” “Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt added to Spicer, “it’s just so anti-American. I mean…where’s the unity.” During his time as press secretary, Spicer repeatedly chastised media outlets’ reporting on the presidency and even responded with threats to reporters.The United States ranks 43rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year.For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. June 7, 2021 Find out more February 5, 2018 US – #WeeklyAddress: January 29 – February 4: Congressman who assaulted journalist to lead communications workshop for GOP committee United StatesAmericas Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of January 29-February 4: Receive email alerts News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says RSF_en Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on United States to go further News News Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas Newslast_img read more

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Alverno High School Presents a Beautiful Production of “Beauty and the Beast”

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it There was a packed house every night for Alverno High School’s recent production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the Lanterman Auditorium. The musical, the largest in Alverno High School’s history, featured over 40 cast members and 20 crew members!Rehearsals for the show began in January under the direction of Alverno High School’s Drama Director, Ms. Cynthia Cales P’12, who created a phenomenal cast composed of Alverno students as well as male cast members from St. Francis High School in La Cañada and Arcadia High School. Throughout the months leading up to the production, the cast and crew worked tirelessly to perfect every detail of the show—details that truly showed off during the run of the production.The main cast of “Beauty and the Beast” included senior Amy Aghajanian as Belle, sophomore Ethan Breaux (St. Francis High School) as the Beast, sophomore Neal Muir (St. Francis High School) as Gaston, senior Emma Andres as the Enchantress, senior Casey McCreary (St. Francis High School) as the Prince, junior Rain Villanueva as LeFou, senior Karl Lorenzo (Arcadia High School) as Maurice, junior Jillian Kislow as Lumière, junior Payton Emerson as Cogsworth, senior Ciara Madigan as Mrs. Potts, sophomore Riley Luna (St. Francis High School) as Chip, junior Marisa Dragos as Babette, junior Cathy Johnson as Madame de la Grande Bouche, freshman Julia Vallen as Monsieur D’Arque, and junior Arianna Muñoz, sophomore Sarah Lopez, and sophomore Leila Moreno as the Silly Girls.Members of the ensemble cast included freshmen Malik Gay Banuelos (St. Francis High School), Maritza DiRito, Caroline Dragos, Leanne Kuhn, and Claire Lewis; sophomores Ariana Micale, Vanessa Prata, Anica Quizon, and Kate Samaniego; juniors Alexis Baro, Etienne Barzallo, Cassidy Castillo, Lisa Costantino, David Frost (St. Francis High School), Allison Joseph, Naomi Jost, Moondera Rabb, Chandnee Raina, Haylee Robinson, Anna Sandoval, Vale Siess, and Cristina Webster; and seniors Cathy Bao, Gillian Cox, Cynthia Lee, and Alexxa Vasquez.“The entire cast and crew worked so hard on this production,” said Ms. Cynthia Cales P’12, Alverno High School’s Drama Director. “Our students truly worked as professionals on this show and when we closed on Saturday night, I know they were all pleased with the final product and the work they put into it.”“’Beauty and the Beast’ was an amazing show with an exceptionally hardworking cast and crew,” said Ms. Julia V. Fanara P’01, P’03, and ’05, Head of School. “Under the direction of our exceptional Drama Director Ms. Cynthia Cales P’12 everyone came together to create a production that is truly the largest and most impressive in Alverno’s history. We are grateful to Ms. Cales and for everyone who helped to provide this amazing experience for the entire cast. We look forward to next year and the new opportunities it provides to showcase our outstanding arts program at Alverno.”About Alverno High SchoolAlverno High School is an independent, progressive, Catholic college preparatory school for young women dedicated to preparing them to function in a society as informed, knowledgeable persons, who have the requisite skills to make and implement mature decisions about complex problems. Enlivened by the spirit of its Immaculate Heart Community sponsors, and mindful of the Franciscan roots of its founders, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—is shaped by the staff, trustees, and students in light of the world for which the students are being educated. Alverno’s mission is to empower each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be and since 1960, Alverno has empowered more than 4,500 women to meet that goal. For more information about Alverno High School, please call (626) 355-3463 or visit www.alverno-hs.org. 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‘Social Media Has Created Social Divide On The Basis Of Communal Identification’: Observes Karnataka HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Social Media Has Created Social Divide On The Basis Of Communal Identification’: Observes Karnataka HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 Jun 2020 10:28 PMShare This – x”No doubt that the pandemic COVID- 19 situation has set alarm bells ringing not only in our country but the entire world over. Nevertheless, this Court is of the opinion that the social media has created a panic situation where a social divide is being brought in the minds of the general public on the basis of the communal identification of a group of persons.” The Karnataka High Court…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”No doubt that the pandemic COVID- 19 situation has set alarm bells ringing not only in our country but the entire world over. Nevertheless, this Court is of the opinion that the social media has created a panic situation where a social divide is being brought in the minds of the general public on the basis of the communal identification of a group of persons.” The Karnataka High Court on Friday allowed the bail pleas of two men arrested allegedly for selling noxious watermelons with an intention to endanger public health. The Petitioners, Rihan, aged 19 and Shahbazs, aged 20, had been arrested on the basis of a viral video whereby they could be seen picking up water melons from a drain and selling the same to the general public. Accordingly, they had been booked under Section 270 of IPC for spreading infection of disease danger­ous to life; and Section 328 of IPC for causing hurt by means of poison, etc., with intent to commit an offence. After their bail applications were rejected by the Sessions Court, they had approached the High Court under Section 439 of CrPC. The Single bench of Justice R Devdas allowed the bail pleas while expressing doubts as to the “intent” of the Petitioners, to commit an offence under Section 328. The court noted, Section 328 of IPC requires that a person “knowing fully” well that he is administering poison or any stupefying, intoxicating or unwholesome drug which would cause hurt to such person. In the present case however, the court said, “On the face of the material available on record, it cannot be said that the provision of Section 328 could be attracted in the present facts and circumstances of this case.” The bench observed that prima facie intent could not be established and the case appeared to be a distasteful repercussion of the prevalent “communal divide”. “No doubt that the pandemic COVID- 19 situation has set alarm bells ringing not only in our country but the entire world over. Nevertheless, this Court is of the opinion that the social media has created a panic situation where a social divide is being brought in the minds of the general public on the basis of the communal identification of a group of persons,” the bench remarked. In the present case, though the Petitioner’s admitted that they were the two persons found in the video clipping, they denied to have indulged in any offence or activity which would cause any danger either to themselves or to the public to whom the water melons were being. Emphasizing on the “intention” aspect, their counsel submitted that even assuming that the Petitioners were picking up water melons from a drain and were selling the same to the general public, Section 328 of IPC is not attracted. Finding force in this submission the court held, “though it is stated by the learned Counsel for the Petitioners that the water melons had fallen off into the open drain where there was no stagnant water or running drainage water, an impression is created as if the petitioners have wantonly dipped the water melons in the drain water and put up the same for sale to the general public which would cause serious health issues to persons who consume such water melons.” Accordingly, the court allowed their bail applications on furnishing a personal bond for a sum of Rs.50,000/- each with one surety. The bench also clarified that its observations were only prima facie, as the court could not at this stage go into the details or test the veracity of the alleged intent of the petitioners, and thus the same would not prejudice the case of the prosecution before the trial. “The matter requires a trial and only at that stage, the truth of the allegation could be tested. While dealing with the bail application filed by the petitioners, this Court is required to find out as to whether on the basis of the information received by the Police, the provisions of IPC are attracted or made out… On the face of the material available on record, it cannot be said that the provision of Section 328 could be attracted in the present facts and circumstances of this case. The other provision i.e., Section 270 which is pressed into service is punishable with imprisonment which could extend to two years or with fine or with both and the same is a bailable offence,” the court said. Case Details: Case Title: Rihan & Anr. v. State of Karnataka Case No.: Crl Petition No. 2378/2020 Quorum: Justice R Devdas Appearance: Advocate Prakash MH (for Petitioners); HCGP Mahesh Shetty Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

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