Here are 2 dividend stocks yielding 7%+ that I’d buy today to help me become an ISA millionaire

first_img See all posts by Jonathan Smith Image source: Getty Images. Jonathan Smith | Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 | More on: AAF JUP 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. 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! 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK have 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. For almost every investor, making passive income is a benefit. The ability to earn money without having to lift a finger allows you to be more productive spending time doing other things. One way many try to achieve this is through buying stocks that pay out dividends. When the investments are housed within an ISA, the benefits of reinvesting the income from dividends, along with compounding, can help some to become an ISA millionaire.For example, let’s say you invest £1,000 per month into stocks paying out 7% per year. Assuming the share price grows on average at 5% per year, then in 30 years you’d have reached ISA millionaire status. The process is sped up as you won’t be paying tax on the capital growth, or on the dividends that are reinvested. Of note, the first £1,000 you invest would be worth almost £30,000 at the end of the 30 years alone!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…ISA millionaire dividend stocksSo now that we know it’s possible, which stocks should we buy to help us begin? The first one I like is Jupiter Fund Management (LSE: JUP). It sits within the FTSE 250, and is a financial services provider. More specifically, it’s the holding company for various investment funds (some of which you may be invested in yourself).Jupiter acknowledges that investors buy into the listed company mostly for income. That is why the firm has a payout ratio of 50%. This means that half of the net profit is paid out as a dividend. This is quite high, but income investors won’t be complaining. Currently, the dividend yield sits at 7.2%. Although a special dividend for this year has been cancelled, the full-year dividend was paid last month. This bodes well for the normal mid-year dividend to continue to be paid.High yield, high risk?The second stock that I feel is worth evaluating is Airtel Africa (LSE: AAF). The dividend yield on the stock is 8.5%, making it one of the highest within the FTSE 250. The telecommunications firm recently celebrated its 10th birthday, although its tenure as a listed company has been far shorter. With operations mainly in Africa, some UK-based investors may be unsure whether they’d want to invest. The high dividend yield may be flagged as one factor hinting at its high risk.Looking at the payout ratio as we did for Jupiter, we find that the Airtel ratio from last year was only 20%. I’d say that’s fairly conservative. So if the firm can deliver an 8.5% dividend yield by paying out only 20% of profits to investors, there’s a strong argument to be made that the dividend is sustainable. Even if the business sees a slowdown in profitability this year, it would only need to increase the payout ratio marginally to be able to maintain the nominal dividend per share figure.For me, both Jupiter and Airtel merit an investment on the basis of the dividend yields. By putting both investments in an ISA shelter, and by investing regularly, it would put you well on your way to becoming an ISA millionaire. 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. 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The Rolls-Royce share price has been ticking upwards. Is it time to buy now?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 | More on: RR See all posts by Alan Oscroft 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 Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) has not done well for shareholders in 2021 so far, but that might be changing. Over the past week, investors have been buying, and the Rolls-Royce share price has been edging up a little. The company is due to issue a trading update on Thursday, the same day as its AGM, so maybe the renewed interest has been in anticipation of that.Covid-19 vaccination results have been impressive. And the latest lockdown-lifting moves could be hinting at an opening up of travel before too much longer. The near grounding of the aviation business lies behind the troubles at Rolls, as it earns the bulk of its profits from maintenance and service contracts. And there’s been almost nothing to maintain or service.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…But after a reported loss of £4bn for 2020, I sincerely hope we’ll see a lot better in 2021. So what will I be looking for in Thursday’s update? I’m really not too interested in profits (or lack thereof) at this early stage, but there are two things I hope we’ll get some updates on. Both, I think, could drive the Rolls-Royce share price in 2021 — in one direction or the other.Debt and cash flowFirstly, I hope to see an update on the company’s liquidity situation. Rolls ended 2020 with debt of approximately £3.6bn, after the company’s refinancing efforts. In good times, that shouldn’t be too much of a burden for a company with a market cap of more than £9bn and annual turnover in excess of £15bn (in the pre-pandemic era). Obviously, good times are not with us now, and Rolls has been bleeding cash.The company has previously suggested a free cash outflow of around £2bn this year. That increases the risk of needing another cash injection. And that, I think, would see the Rolls-Royce share price hammered yet again. So that’s the second thing I hope we’ll hear — an update on where Rolls currently thinks its cash flow and profit/loss direction might be heading.Saying that, whatever Rolls-Royce does come up with on Thursday can really only be a reflection of the short-term situation. And my investment decisions are based on long-term prospects. The trouble is, those are very uncertain right now. There’s certainly pent-up demand for air travel. Holidays in the sun seem at least as important as getting back inside the pubs for a sizeable portion of the UK population.Rolls-Royce share price uncertaintyBut how soon that can happen could be critical to Rolls-Royce’s near-term prospects. And the level of renewed volumes should set the long-term scene. If we don’t get flying soon enough to salvage a reasonable part of the 2021 holiday season, Rolls could be in for another year of big losses. So that’s a risk for the Rolls-Royce share price this year. And even optimistic predictions suggest we won’t get back to 2019 flying volumes until the 2024-25 year.For me, there’s too much uncertainty, and with it too much risk, to invest right now. I do suspect, however, that the upcoming update could indeed spur an upwards share price move, providing it’s at least modestly upbeat. Alan Oscroft 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Rolls-Royce share price has been ticking upwards. Is it time to buy now? 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Ireland Six Nations Fixtures 2021

first_img England Six Nations Squad 2021 Wales Six Nations Squad 2021 Improvement needed: Farrell and Sexton will need to be careful Scotland and Wales don’t overtake them (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Collapse England’s Six Nations ends with defeat in Dublin Wales Six Nations Squad 2021 Ireland close out the Six Nations with a… Ireland Six Nations Fixtures 2021The 2021 Six Nations fixtures have been unveiled, giving rugby supporters the chance to get super excited about the tournament.Last season was something of a transitional period for Ireland, with captain Rory Best retiring and Andy Farrell replacing Joe Schmidt as head coach. Beating Scotland and Wales in the Autumn Nations Cup will provide them with confidence going into the 2021 Six Nations, but it remains to be seen if they can catch up to France and England.Related: Ireland Six Nations SquadIreland start their 2021 campaign with a visit to Wales, before welcoming France to the Aviva Stadium. Round three sees them travel to Italy, followed by a visit to Murrayfield. Their final game hosts England in Ireland.Ireland Six Nations Fixtures 2021(All kick-off times are GMT)Round 1 Sun 7 February, Wales 21-16 Ireland Louis Rees-Zammit produces sensational finishRound 2Sun 14 February, Ireland 13-15 France France win in Dublin for first time since 2011Round 3Sat 27 February, Italy 10-48 Ireland Social media reacts to Iain Henderson try that wasn’tRound 4Sun 14 March, Scotland 24-27 Ireland Scotland score comedy try against IrelandRound 5Sat 20 March, Ireland 32-18 England Keith Earls try sparks Ireland rout of EnglandDon’t miss a game with our TV coverage guide2020 Six Nations ResultsRound 1Sat 1 February, Wales 42-0 Italy Reaction: Josh Adams scores a hat-trickSat 1 February, Ireland 19-12 Scotland Reaction: Stuart Hogg drops ball over the lineSun 2 February, France 24-17 England Reaction: France’s fire-up youngsters overcome England A hit and miss 2020 season will want to be rectified by Andy Farrell and his men, as they attempt to close the gap to France and England. Also make sure you know about the Fixtures, Injuries, TV Coverage by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Expand Wales denied a Grand Slam by France’s 32-30… England Six Nations Squad 2021 Expand Ireland Six Nations Squad 2021 Round 2 Sat 8 February, Ireland 24-14 Wales Reaction: Jordan Larmour’s brilliant footworkSat 8 February, Scotland 6-13 England Reaction: England hold nerve in sodden Calcutta Cup boutSun 9 February, France 35-22 Italy Reaction: France go top after blowing hot and coldRound 3Sat 22 February, Italy 0-17 Scotland Reaction: Stuart Hogg scores scorching try in RomeSat 22 February, Wales 23-27 France Reaction: France keep Grand Slam bid on trackSun 23 February, England 24-12 Ireland Reaction: Sexton fumble leads to George Ford tryRound 4Ireland 50-17 Italy Reaction: Hugo Keenan scores double on Ireland debutEngland 33-30 Wales Reaction: Wales score stunner to bring clash to lifeScotland 28-17 France Reaction: Mohamed Haouas sent off against ScotlandRound 5Wales 10-14 Scotland Reaction: Scotland win in Wales for the first time since 2002Italy 5-34 England Reaction: Ben Youngs marks 100th England cap with two tries against ItalyFrance 35-27 Ireland Reaction: Cian Healy scores try on 100th Test appearanceSix Nation Squad and Team NewsEngland Six Nations SquadWales Six Nations SquadScotland Six Nations SquadIreland Six Nations SquadFrance Six Nations SquadItaly Six Nations Squad2019 Six Nations ResultsRound 1France 19-24 Wales Reaction: Yoann Huget howler gifts George North try in Wales’ comeback winScotland 33-20 Italy Reaction: Blair Kinghorn scores hat-trick in Six Nations try-festIreland 20-32 England Reaction: Henry Slade scores braces as England beat IrelandRound 2Scotland 13-22 Ireland Reaction: Jacob Stockdale scores a try, makes a try and stops a tryItaly 15-26 Wales Reaction: Wales equal record winning runEngland 44-8 France Reaction: Jonny May scores 30-minute hat-trickRound 3France 27-10 Scotland Reaction: Watch incredible Romain Ntamack tryWales 21-13 England Reaction: Wales stay on track for Grand SlamItaly 16-26 Ireland Reaction: Ireland struggle to see off ItalyRound 4Scotland 11-18 Wales Reaction: Watch the tries as Wales beat ScotlandEngland 57-14 Italy Reaction: Joe Cokanasiga entertains as England crush ItalyIreland 26-14 France Reaction: Johnny Sexton scores classic loop tryRound 5Italy 14-25 France Reaction: Marco Zanon error costs Italy victoryWales 25-7 Ireland Reaction: How Wales won the Grand SlamEngland 38-38 Scotland Reaction: England and Scotland draw in closer Follow our Six Nations homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Ireland Six Nations Squad 2021last_img read more

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Transformation of Office Building To 90 Apartments / MOATTI-RI…

first_imgArchitects: MOATTI-RIVIERE Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800178/transformation-of-office-building-to-90-apartments-moatti-riviere Clipboard Area:  3884 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Transformation of Office Building To 90 Apartments / MOATTI-RIVIERE CopyApartments, Adaptive Reuse•Charenton-le-Pont, France Photographs:  Michel Denancé 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800178/transformation-of-office-building-to-90-apartments-moatti-riviere Clipboard Transformation of Office Building To 90 Apartments / MOATTI-RIVIERESave this projectSaveTransformation of Office Building To 90 Apartments / MOATTI-RIVIERE ArchDaily Construction: center_img Year:  France Apartments Photographs BATEG, Brunel Save this picture!© Michel Denancé+ 24 Share Engineering:EGIS NordClient:Immobilière 3FArchitect In Charge:Alain MoattiCity:Charenton-le-PontCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Michel DenancéMaking habitable: from the monumental to the intimateHow to put humans back into a prefabricated office architecture?How to offer each inhabitant individuality from the repetitive facade of the 1970s?How to turn a thick office building into personalized housing? Here, the place is strategic: to the south, on the Quai des Carrières, the highway A4 and its noise very high, but also beautiful distant views of the Seine.In the North, the heart of islet, with its views on the villa Bergerac.Save this picture!© Michel DenancéThe transformation keeps the spirit of the place while optimizing the qualities of living, between distant views and domesticity of the heart of islet.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe two orientations of the building thus offer two ways of living. Côté Quai, individual vegetated loggias with views of the distance and, in the heart of the island, in the privacy of a garden on courtyard.Save this picture!© Michel DenancéFrom the repetitive to the individual: the loggias on the Quai des CarrièresTo house the building, the facade of the Carrières quay, 260 meters long and oriented to the South, is redesigned.Prefabricated concrete models are retained and existing windows are removed.Save this picture!© Michel DenancéA new façade of architectural concrete is positioned 70 centimeters set back from the existing façade. Its finish in wood cladding participates in the domesticity of the facade.This shrinkage regulates the solar contributions (by the effect of sun breeze generated by the existing). It gives a new identity to the building by the depth and the random rhythm of the loggias following the demolition of a large number of prefabricated concrete elements.Save this picture!DiagramIn order to comply with acoustic regulations, the windows on the street, in aluminum, are equipped with triple glazing.The vegetation of the facade is permitted by its orientation but also by the regulated irrigation of the planters thanks to the recovery of the rainwater on the terrace. Save this picture!© Michel DenancéThe garden in heart of isletOn the courtyard side, a simple principle of demolition in North part draws a new heart of islet. Thus, the distribution of housing, the vis-à-vis between the facades and the solar contributions but also the installation of a collective garden are optimized.Save this picture!© Michel DenancéMedium-growth plant species (2.5 meters maximum) have been planted to filter the views without reducing solar contributions.The apartments on the ground floor have small terraces that open onto the garden.Save this picture!© Michel DenancéThe facades, made of wood with insulation from outside, are decorated with balconies for each of the dwellings. The panels and panels are treated in bronze-lacquered aluminum.Project gallerySee allShow lessCall for entries to the Tenth Edition of Dedalo Minosse International Prize for comm…Built Projects & MasterplansSMART PASTA – 3D Shapes with a PurposeIdeasProject locationAddress:94220 Charenton-le-Pont, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects CopyAbout this officeMOATTI-RIVIEREOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseCharenton-le-PontFrancePublished on December 02, 2016Cite: “Transformation of Office Building To 90 Apartments / MOATTI-RIVIERE” 02 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Joglo Ngebo House / Umran Studio

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934172/joglo-ngebo-house-umran-studio Clipboard “COPY” Indonesia Joglo Ngebo House / Umran Studio ArchDaily Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Mortar Utama, SarasaArchitect In Charge:Ilya MaharikaDesign Team:Raka Affa, Titania Nur FadillahEngineering:Umran studioLandscape:Umran studioCollaborators:Arinto WibowoCity:YogyakartaCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bayu AthaRecommended ProductsPlasticsLamitechCompact plastic laminateMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Joglo Ngebo is an attempt to create a humane design, combining vernacular and modern architecture. The soft colors and textures of the wooden columns called “Soko” in Javanese combined with the glossy transparent glazing and white metal pergola create a unique experience of how those two architectural eras could intertwine. The material combination of exposed bricks, unfinished concrete, and wood creates a feeling of warmth for the residents in this house.Save this picture!© Bayu AthaSave this picture!Site planSave this picture!North elevationSave this picture!© Bayu AthaTraditionally, the design of a traditional Joglo (Javanese house) has a “Pendhapa” which serves as a guest room as well as a multipurpose hall, with the residential building is at the back. But due to the need for creating a more compact design to maximize water infiltration, the residential and Pendhapa building are combined, followed by a white metal pergola. The design tries to create a visual connection between the inside and the outside by large frameless glazing to keep a decent amount of light penetration, which were slightly lost due to this combination of Pendhapa and residential building.Save this picture!© Bayu AthaBy giving back what we take from the site to the building, this design minimizes carbon footprint, as well as an attempt to be as zero waste as possible. Rosewood trees which were abundant on the site were cut down to create its columns, ceiling sheets, and some of its furniture and lighting, and some were left uncut to provide shade and create a comfortable micro-climate.Save this picture!© Bayu AthaAt the backyard, a traditional Javanese shed from the local community is placed to create a gazebo-like space with the sight of the open kitchen as well as the landscape filled with boulders. These boulders were found during the excavation of the site and were then placed as part of the backyard landscape, which made the designing process dynamic.Save this picture!© Bayu AthaProject gallerySee allShow lessCooking Sections and AKT II Design Water-less Garden for CitiesArchitecture NewsA Virtual Tour of AI & Architecture at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in ParisArchitecture News Share Joglo Ngebo House / Umran StudioSave this projectSaveJoglo Ngebo House / Umran Studio CopyAbout this officeUmran StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYogyakartaOn FacebookIndonesiaPublished on February 21, 2020Cite: “Joglo Ngebo House / Umran Studio” 21 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?印尼爪哇住宅 / Umran Studio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 stream CopyHouses•Yogyakarta, Indonesia Housescenter_img Year:  Photographs:  Bayu Atha Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934172/joglo-ngebo-house-umran-studio Clipboard Architects: Umran Studio Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Bayu Atha+ 21Curated by Hana Abdel Share Area:  1100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

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National FFA Convention Wraps 1st of 3 in a Row in…

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News National FFA Convention Wraps 1st of 3 in a Row in Louisville Facebook Twitter National FFA Convention Wraps 1st of 3 in a Row in Louisville Facebook Twitter SHARE Pitino Pumps National FFAThe National FFA Convention moved over the Indiana state line to Louisville, Kentucky this year and over 56,000 from across the US made the trip including many Hoosier FFA students. In the opening sessions Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino shared his vision of success as a choice.“You have your dreams,” he said. “You have your goals. Meet those challenges. Start out your day on a one-day contract and I’m signing you all to it now. Tomorrow you wake up ultra positive. If anyone is cynical and negative, change ’em. Don’t fall into that trap. Don’t fall into the trap of technology. Don’t get distracted. Be focused in on your passion because you’re going to be successful. If you fail pick yourself up. It’s just fertilizer to help you grow.”Ross Crabill from Shenandoah FFA was a 2013 finalist for an American Star in Agricultural Placement award. Each star finalist receives a cash prize of $2,000 from the National FFA Foundation and earns the opportunity to participate in an international experience.Indiana Northern Region VP Rebekah Frey said seeing the convention from the unique vantage point afforded state officers was awesome, and she told HAT the Kentucky venue for 3 consecutive conventions, although not far from Indianapolis was a nice change.“It’s different and I really like it. It’s a new atmosphere. The people and staff we’ve met are absolutely amazing and have treated us incredibly. It’s so cool because being in a different area brings in new people from around the United States.”At National Convention Indiana also had 5 national finalists for the Proficiency Awards. SHARE Previous articleNational FFA Officers ChosenNext articleRecruiting Pork Producers of Tomorrow at National FFA Convention Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Nov 3, 2013 last_img read more

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Seven journalists charged, six imprisoned, two more arrested as crackdown intensifies

first_img Follow the news on Gambia June 19, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Seven journalists charged, six imprisoned, two more arrested as crackdown intensifies Reporters Without Borders today expressed its deep concern and anger over a wave of repression that has been brought to bear for the last week on Gambia’s most eminent press representatives.As two more journalists were arrested yesterday, seven others were charged with “seditious publication”, six of whom were imprisoned in Banjul’s Mile Two jail.The crackdown follows the issue of a release by the Gambia Press Union (GPU) on 12 June calling on President Yahya Jammeh to accept his government’s responsibility in the 2004 murder of Deyda Hydara, editor of The Point and the country’s leading journalist. Of the seven journalists arrested, five are officials and members of the GPU.“This unprecedented wave of arrests is a manoeuvre by the Gambian government to gag the opposition newspaper Foroyaa and above all to silence The Point, the country’s only independent daily”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“Yahya Jammeh has shown his contempt for the media for years, but rarely has his message been so clear. He is determined to stifle all critical voices for good”, the organisation said.“All the institutions to which Gambia belongs, like the Commonwealth or the Economic Organisation of West African States (ECOWAS) and governments who still have any influence over Banjul, the US administration for example, should very strongly condemn Jammeh’s practices. The charge of ‘sedition’ is absurd. No effort should be spared at the diplomatic level to get these charges dropped and secure the release of the imprisoned journalists,” it added.Seven journalists – five members of the GPU and two staff on the opposition newspaper Foroyaa –, appeared at Kanifing police court yesterday charged with “seditious publication”. Six of them were taken to Mile Two jail. They were secretary general of the GPU, Emil Touray, treasurer Pa Modou Fall, Pap Saine and Ebrima Sawaneh, respectively director and editor of the daily The Point, as well as two staff from Foroyaa, editor, Sam Sarr, and reporter Abubakar Saidykhan. Only the vice-president of the GPU, Sarata Jabbi-Dibba, mother of a young child, was released, on bail of 200,000 dalasis (about 5, 400 euros).They are all due to appear in court again on 22 June. The first group were arrested on 15 June, most of them on GPU premises, Sam Sarr at his home by agents of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) wearing plain clothes and using a vehicle registration BJL 7176F, and Abubakar Saidykhan when he tried to raise the alarm about the arrest of his colleague.Police yesterday also arrested Abba Gibba, news editor on The Point and Halifa Sallah, managing editor of Foroyaa and leader of the opposition. These two journalists have not been charged.President Jammeh went on government television GRTS, on 8 June to deny any state implication in the murder of Hydara. Journalists called his comments “provocative” and “ill-timed”.Hydara who as well as editing The Point, was correspondent in Gambia for Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Reporters Without Borders, was shot dead on 16 December 2004 while driving his car in an outlying suburb of the capital. Two investigations carried out by Reporters Without Borders led to serious suspicions that the security services were involved, particularly a semi-secret group of supporters of the head of state known as the “Green Boys”. Hydara, the country’s most respected journalist at the time of his murder, was outspoken and acerbic in his criticism of the government.Reporters Without Borders in a letter written in March this year, headlined “Help save The Point”, to the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Kamalesh Sharma, drew his attention to the extremely vulnerable situation of the The Point and official harassment of its editor. Read the letter Reporters Without Borders again wishes to express its particular concern for Pap Saine, who is in a poor state of health. to go further News News Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom July 23, 2019 Find out more GambiaAfrica center_img GambiaAfrica August 6, 2020 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information January 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en Organisation last_img read more

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Young reporter with Tamil newspaper murdered in Jaffna

first_img Follow the news on Sri Lanka April 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Young reporter with Tamil newspaper murdered in Jaffna News News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge January 13, 2021 Find out more to go further News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders condemned yesterday’s murder of young reporter employed by the daily Uthayan, one of the Tamil newspapers that has been most targeted by violence. Gunned down on his bicycle near the newspaper’s office in the northern city of Jaffna, Selvarajah Rajivarnam was the second journalist to be killed in a government-controlled area in the past 10 days.”The people who murder journalists in Sri Lanka feel so well protected that they carry out fresh murders to mark the anniversaries of their preceding ones,” Reporters Without Borders said. “On the second anniversary of the murder of Tamilnet.com editor Sivaram Dharmeratnam and the first anniversary of the murder of two Uthayan employees, the killers struck again, murdering another journalist with impunity in an area controlled by the army. We call on the authorities to identify and punish those responsible.”Rajivarnam was shot by a gunman on a motorcycle. Aged 25, he had been a reporter with Uthayan for the past six months. He used to go to the police stations and hospital seeking information about the many crimes that have been taking place in recent months in Jaffna, which is the capital of the northern part of the island. He had also been taking an evening journalism course at Jaffna university.Before joining Uthayan, he had worked for three years for the newspaper Namathu Eelanadu (Our Eelam Nation), whose managing editor, Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah, was murdered in August 2006, and for the daily Yarl Thinakural, one of whose journalists, Subramaniam Ramachandran, has been missing since February. Three of Uthayan’s employees were killed last year.Rajivarnam was buried today, after the police handed over the body to the family.Jaffna-based journalists told Reporters Without Borders they suspected that the pro-government Tamil militia, the EPDP, could have been behind Rajivarnam’s murder. The EPDP criticises Uthayan for supporting Tamil nationalism. EPDP members were suspected in the murder of journalist Mylvaganam Nimalarajan in 2000 and last year’s murder of the three Uthayan employees. Selvarajah Rajivarnam, a reporter working for the daily Uthayan, was shot dead yesterday, on the second anniversary of the murder of Tamilnet.com editor Sivaram Dharmeratnam and the first anniversary of the murder of two Uthayan employees. Reporters Without Borders condemns impunity of journalists’ killers in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Receive email alerts July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Saint Anthony Hosts 15th Annual Pasadena Golf Classic

first_imgFaith & Religion News Saint Anthony Hosts 15th Annual Pasadena Golf Classic From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, May 1, 2015 | 4:47 pm Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena On Friday May 1, Saint Anthony’s hosted their 15th annual Pasadena Golf Classic at Brookside Golf Course. The day was filled with an amazing assortment of food, drink, golf music, raffle and a fabulous live and silent auction. 2015 Chairs Nick Buzas & John Bicos put together an extraordinary day that has become a tradition synonymous with golf, fun, and fellowship!Kudos to Raffi Djiguerian of Color Dots for putting together a spectacular event program, all for the benefit of Saint Anthony’s. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the next big Saint Anthony’s event, the 57th annual Pasadena Greek Fest at Santa Anita Race Track on September 18, 19, and 20th.Color Dots, 2307 E. Colorado Blvd #4, Pasadena, (626) 585-8575 or visit www.colordotsinc.com.St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church, 778 South Rosemead Boulevard, Pasadena, (626) 449-6943 or visit saint-anthonys.org. Business Newscenter_img HerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

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The changing face of Mary I

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Advertisement NewsLocal NewsThe changing face of Mary IBy admin – September 3, 2010 511 Email Reporter Colum Coomey witnesses major transformation of SCRd collegeFrom 300 students in 1992 to 3,000 in 2010Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up STUDENTS returning to Mary Immaculate College this month will not recognise their new campus, according to college president, Professor Peadar Cremin.“Our new Tara building doubles the previous capacity of the college with 8,500 square metres of additional space. The centre of activity has moved from our older buildings”.There is a since of achievement attached to the €17million latest amenity for Peadar, now 10 years at the helm.“The library was built in 1979 and it was the last to be completed before the Tailteann building in 2007.“Any time that we needed more space in the past 40 years we were given portacabins. We must have the largest selection of portacabins in the country.“The new building highlights the parts of the accumulation of prefabs and the part of the college that were poor”.The 8348 sq.m four storey building contains a 500 seat auditorium, four large lecture theatres, a simulated classroom, microteaching rooms, meeting rooms, teaching labs, computer labs, seminar rooms, a meditation room, counselling rooms, students’ union facilities and an enormous student forum.When asked if he felt that they were lucky to have the project completed before the construction tide had turned, he gave a frank response.“Two years ago we were told that this project was not going ahead so we are very pleased. It was only following a direct plea with the Minister that we got this back on track. After consideration Batt O’Keeffe announced that the €17 million project would be completed”.However, he has now witnessed the devastating impact of the recession first hand.“Sadly, we have seen our builders McNamara Construction and architects Murray O’Laoire go out of business. This building and the Tailteann building are monuments to Murray O’Laoire in Limerick”.A new library is now the number one priority.“We have the same library as we had in 1992 when we had just 300 students, now we have 3,000 students”.He emphasised that the new dimension of the campus shows that there is more to Mary I than powerful Christian architecture.“When you see the entrance to the college on South Circular Road, many are unaware that we have 25 acres of parkland. The new buildings stretch through this and play up the beauty of the campus”.The jewel is the stunning state of the art 500 seater theatre.“Prior to this we had an auditorium which couldn’t accommodate an entire year group.“We have a new city centre theatre which will be larger than the Belltable and not as big as UCH.“We have already had many expressions of interests for shows, including a pantomime at Christmas”.Fundraising still needs to be done to finance the uplift of the space from a 500 seater classroom to a theatre and which will cost over €1million.Sponsorship is now being sought for the seats.“Interestingly, the first response we had came from a man from Florida who wants the first seat to be dedicated to the memory of Limerick-born Catherine Hayes (1818-1861) Ireland’s first operatic diva.center_img Linkedin Twitter Print Previous articleNews round upNext articleEight months on – still no clear water adminlast_img read more

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