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University Press (UPL.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgUniversity Press (UPL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about University Press (UPL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the University Press (UPL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: University Press (UPL.ng)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUniversity Press Plc (UPPLC) publishes, prints, markets and distributes books in Nigeria for the education and general reading sectors. Educational books cover curriculum titles for the pre-primary, primary, junior, senior secondary and tertiary sectors. The company also produces material for teacher training, research categories and general reading as well as dictionaries, encyclopedias and language and cultural publications. University Press Plc was founded in 1949 and formerly known as Oxford University Press Nigeria. The company started publishing and printing indigenous titles in 1963 when it came out with the first ever local educational publication in Nigeria. Today, University Press Plc is the oldest publishing house in Nigeria exporting to a broad selection of countries in the rest of Africa. Its company head office is in Ibadan, Nigeria. University Press Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgP. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileP.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is an investment company that was established as a liability company. P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Important! I think this step could help investors reach financial independence faster

first_img Enter Your Email Address If you have just opened up an ISA, you will be walking a path thousands of others have taken.Being a prudent individual, no doubt you’ll be looking at the historical returns of the funds you may wish to invest in. You’ll be delving into what companies it has a position in, the size of the fund, and any dividends it may offer.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…If you’re taking the DIY stock-picking route, you’ll be doing your own due diligence. Financial ratios, company news, investigations into its competitors, and reading about the management will all probably be necessary steps when you choose a business to buy a part of.These are all important steps. A business or fund should have a lot of boxes to tick before you part with any of your hard-earned cash.But I think this step – maximising returns – often takes precedence over something much simpler, and arguably more important, for investors just starting out.SavingFor simplicity, let’s imagine an investor has chosen to invest in a FTSE 100 index fund.In this example, our imaginary investor has started with a lump sum of £1,000. Last year, the FTSE 100 increased by 11%. This means your £1,000 would have grown to £110 before any fees or dividends are added to the equation.That may sound impressive. And it is.But what I think we often overlook is how much we save in our ISAs. In the first few years, this can really ramp up the size of your portfolio, allowing it to compound over the years.If you invest £96.15 a week, you would have put away £5,000 in a year. Suddenly that initial figure of £1,000 has increased by five times, without any investment growth, dividends, or fees.That figure may seem unachievable for some people, especially those starting out in their careers. However, with a few sacrifices, I really think it could be realistic for most of us.Making the cutHow can we save this amount each week? Let’s take a look at our imaginary person’s spending habits, and how we might make a few tweaks to hit a savings goal of £96.15 a week.According to a survey by bar operator The Deltic Group of 2,300 people in July last year, the average cost of a night out is £70.56. It’s not unreasonable to suggest some people spend this amount at least once a week. For now, our imaginary person is going to prioritise financial independence, so they’re cutting down on one night out a week.Then consider that buying lunch can cost £5 per day, or £25 a week. Let’s say it costs £2 to make a sandwich at home. This would be a saving of £15 a week.And then there is the gym membership they might have, rather than doing home-workouts. A gym membership can easily cost £40 per month, or £10 a week.Let’s cut out driving for shorter journeys, too, by walking instead. Saving £1 a week in petrol costs.Overall, this saves them £96.56 a week, hitting just over £5,000 a year.Investment returns are clearly important. But initially, I think we should put more emphasis on ramping up the amount going into our ISAs and investment vehicles.Then we can let compound interest work its magic. Important! I think this step could help investors reach financial independence faster “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” T Sligo | Wednesday, 29th January, 2020 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. 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.center_img 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. T Sligo 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by T Sligolast_img read more

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Is it the perfect time to buy Royal Dutch Shell shares?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Stuart Blair | Monday, 8th June, 2020 | More on: RDSB Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Oil stocks have faced a torrid time over the last couple of months. This has even seen oil prices briefly turn negative, due to the significant lack of demand. But with supply being restricted, and demand also picking up, the price of Brent Crude has now reached over $42. This should rise further once restrictions are lifted and activity returns to normal. Therefore, it could be the perfect time to capitalise on cheap oil stocks. My top pick is Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) shares. The cut dividend It was a major surprise when Shell cut its dividend by 66% for the first time since the Second World War. But while disappointing in the short-term, I believe that the dividend cut will benefit Shell shares in the future. In fact, the cut will save it around $10bn a year and will help shore up the balance sheet. Shell shares are also still yielding nearly 4%, which is significantly more than many stocks on the FTSE 100 at the moment. Furthermore, the new dividend is more sustainable that its previous yield of over 10%.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…Adapting to a new environment Management has seemed very aware of the changing environment for oil shares and looks as if it will be able to adapt. This has included investing in lower-carbon technology. I recently wrote about how I think the future is in renewable energy, and Shell has increased its exposure to renewables in the past few years. This has included a growing network of hydrogen stations, the use of biofuels, and investment into solar energy. I believe this will ensure the longevity of the company and benefit Shell shares in the future.Shell has also suspended its programme of buying back shares. This will help provide further liquidity to the firm during this time. But this should not take away from the fact that Shell has made a number of poor decisions recently. An example is spending $16bn in two years on buying-back shares at the price of £22. Net debt of over $70bn may also seem fairly unsustainable at this moment.Shell shares are extremely cheapDespite these mistakes, the current price is still ridiculously cheap. In fact, Shell shares have lost around 40% year-to-date. This has left them trading at a price-to-book ratio of 0.8 and a P/E ratio of 7.9. Both these figures indicate an extremely cheap valuation. The quality and leading market position of the firm also places the stock in a better position than others in the oil industry. This includes names such as Tullow Oil and Premier Oil which, while extremely cheap, seem at a much greater risk of collapse. The price of Shell shares has also been pushed considerably lower than BP, which has maintained a potentially unsustainable dividend. This means that I think Royal Dutch Shell offers the best opportunity for those who want to invest in the oil recovery. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Stuart Blair owns shares in Royal Dutch Shell. 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. 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 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. 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Why I’m still avoiding these 3 popular FTSE 100 stocks

first_img1 Image source: Getty Images 2 2.7 Strong Sell Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Today What the brokers say 10 Why I’m still avoiding these 3 popular FTSE 100 stocks Neutral 1.6 1.2 1.6 G A Chester 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. 0 As you can see, the majority of brokers are extremely positive, and there’s only one dissenting voice on the negative side.It’s a similar story among Motley Fool writers. For example, my colleague Jonathan Smith titled an article last month: ‘If I could only invest in 1 FTSE 100 stock for 2021, this would be it’! The stock in question was Barratt Developments.There are some strong positives to the bull case. The current stamp duty holiday on homes worth under £500,000 is a short-term boon. More importantly, bulls point to a structural imbalance between supply and demand, and record low interest rates that are expected to persist for some time.I think it’s certainly possible a homes shortage and favourable lending conditions could underpin housebuilders’ sales and profits well into the future. And if so, BDEV, PSN and TW are likely to be rewarding FTSE 100 stocks to own. However…Valuation fundamentalsI turned from bullish to bearish on housebuilders in autumn 2017. This was on the basis that housebuilding is a highly cyclical boom-and-bust industry. And that builders’ operating margins and price-to-book (P/B) valuations had reached cyclically high levels — indeed, unprecedented highs.In last spring’s market crash, the P/Bs of the big FTSE 100 housebuilding stocks never got low enough for them to make my buy list. I look for a sub-1 P/B, and FTSE 250 stock McCarthy & Stone, on a rating of 0.5, was my pick of the sector.The table below shows the P/Bs of BDEV, PSN and TW last spring and today. BDEV Strong Buy Sell Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by G A Chester “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 1.1 G A Chester | Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 | More on: BDEV PSN TW Buy 44 The three FTSE 100 builders’ P/Bs are getting back towards their historical top-of-the-cycle levels. I don’t see sufficient upside for their shares from here — unless their P/Bs were to rise to new unprecedented highs.I concede this could happen. The asset-value-inflating distortions stimulated by years of low interest rates and money printing, plus what I think of as the crack-cocaine stimulus for housebuilders called Help to Buy, could encourage investors to push up the P/Bs of housebuilding stocks beyond the established historical range.However, my investing is driven by valuation fundamentals. Not by fear of missing out on what I reckon would be risky ephemeral gains from unsustainable government interventions in the free market. As such, BDEV, PSN and TW are FTSE 100 stocks I’m continuing to avoid. The UK’s volume housebuilders are popular FTSE 100 stocks at the moment. The majority of City brokers and my fellow Motley Fool writers are in agreement. Barratt Developments (LSE: BDEV), Persimmon (LSE: PSN) and Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) have considerable investment appeal.By contrast, I’ve been bearish on the three stocks for some time. Here, I’ll discuss why I’m still avoiding them. I’ll also look at the bull case. This could potentially see me missing out on some handsome returns.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…Rewarding FTSE 100 stocks to own?The table below shows the aggregate view of City brokers on the housebuilders. I’ve collated it from the individual BDEV, PSN and TW pages on the financial data website ShareCast. 1.9 TW Number of brokers Last spring Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. PSN 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.last_img read more

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2019 is a Critical Year for Bucs Football

first_img TAGSTampa Bay Buccaneers Previous articleJay Z partners with the NFL? Let’s Talk About ItNext article5 tips for college students to avoid burnout Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Football 20192019 may end up being a pivotal year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The NFL odds don’t look so kindly on their chances to win the NFC South, but Jameis Winston is high up on the odds boards to be an NFL passing leader. I do find this interesting because after getting drafted No. 1 overall four seasons ago, Winston had a pretty darn good rookie year – so did Tennessee Titan quarterback Marcus Mariota. But since then we’ve seen a lot of regression. The Bucs franchise guy is second in the NFL in interceptions over that time. That said, pundits are expecting some big changes. Is it because of Bruce Arians? It’s interesting because Winston has fewer targets ‘quality’ targets. No Adam Humphries or Deshaun Jackson – which makes me immediately want to pick up Chris Godwin for my season-long fantasy lineup. He could hit 100 receptions this season. However, that is an aside. Let’s get back to Jameis Winston. He is on the last year of his rookie deal, which tends to motivate players. He is playing for his next contract. If he doesn’t show that he’s able to take that next step as a productive, team-leading QB, his contract stock will plummet. If he plays well and shows that he can be the guy who leads your team to victory on a consistent basis, his value goes up. The Buccaneers’ 2019 schedule isn’t going to make it easy on Winston. They are tied with Arizona Cardinals for the 12th toughest schedule in the league. The Bucs face an average opponent with a winning percentage of .508. Fortunately, the Bucs don’t share the Raiders or Broncos schedule. The Raiders have seven games against playoff teams. So even though Chucky made a lot of moves over the offseason, getting to the playoffs is going to be a longshot. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, is just on the tougher side of ‘middle of the road’. The Saints have a weak schedule – if any NFL schedule can be called weak, but on the bright side, the Atlanta Falcons schedule is even harder than the Bucs’ and the Panthers’ schedule is only marginally easier. Season OpenerThe Bucs get to open their season against what may end up being one of the worst teams in the league yet again. Their Week 1 game against the San Francisco 49ers is a great first step towards bettering their five-win record in 2018. Sportsbooks have listed the Bucs with an OVER/UNDER of 6.5 wins. Which means the people in Vegas believe they Bucs have a seven-win season in them. Two more wins would be a big step in the right direction.Games the Bucs should win include the ‘Niners in Week 1, the NY Giants in Week 3, the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10, the Detroit Lions in Week 15, and the Houston Texans in Week 16. They also have a good shot at splitting wins with the Panthers and Falcons. That said, the Falcons are going to be tough this season. And they have tough road games against the Rams and Saints early on. Can Winston and Arians make it to the .500 mark?  You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

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SE House / Takeru Shoji Architects

first_img Lighting Design: Area:  195 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Projects Structural Design: Architects: Takeru Shoji Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Niigata, Japan SE House / Takeru Shoji Architects CopyAbout this officeTakeru Shoji ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNiigataJapanPublished on May 21, 2019Cite: “SE House / Takeru Shoji Architects” 20 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses SE House / Takeru Shoji ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSE House / Takeru Shoji Architects “COPY” Year: center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917406/se-house-takeru-shoji-architects Clipboard City:NiigataCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Koji Fujii | Nacasa & PartnersRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. The residential area where the site is located abuts a high-speed motorway in the Nishi ward of Niigata, Japan. The area was embanked with concrete retaining walls over 50 years ago and with age, these walls have weakened. Our design approach to alleviating the stresses incurred by these walls was to reduce the soil inside the site and convert the space into a courtyard. We chose to create a scenic space within these walls for the generation to come, who will inherit this site for the next 50 years. Save this picture!© Koji Fujii | Nacasa & PartnersBy removing the soil and freeing up the space to create a new basement, a new benefit revealed itself. The height of the retaining walls not only reduced the noise coming from the high-speed motorway, but it also blocked the strong northwest wind coming from the sea and the strong westward sun, as well as acting as a barrier for greater privacy for the indwellers living their everyday life, from the public motorway outside.Save this picture!© Koji Fujii | Nacasa & PartnersSave this picture!© Koji Fujii | Nacasa & PartnersBut instead of completely pulling away from the street, the wooden 2F volume rests above the concrete 1F at a height of 60cm. This gap connects the two environments, filtering the happenings of the neighborhood inside to the residents. The sounds of children playing in the street permeate inside, connecting the interior on a sensory level, generating an ambiguous interior space; not quite inside or outside.      Save this picture!© Koji Fujii | Nacasa & PartnersSave this picture!© Koji Fujii | Nacasa & PartnersThe basement like courtyard is surrounded by private rooms and thick retaining walls, and the 2F wooden living space floats above it. The fundamentals of life are to enjoy and engage our sense of play. The composition and connection of these volumes with each other and their surroundings, give us this ability. This project illustrates what the relationship between civil engineering and human-centered architecture can achieve by rewriting the role of a retaining wall.Save this picture!© Koji Fujii | Nacasa & PartnersProject gallerySee allShow lessA Spatial Quartet on Future Dwellings / ARCHSTUDIO + DESIGN APARTMENT + SODA Archite…Selected ProjectsGlebe Red / Benn & Penna ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Koji Fujii | Nacasa & Partners Japan Forlights Save this picture!© Koji Fujii | Nacasa & Partners+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Share Tetsuya Tanaka Structural Engineers 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917406/se-house-takeru-shoji-architects Clipboard Photographs “COPY”last_img read more

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Finally, a pledge to release Oscar López

first_imgAfter days of rumors and disappointed hopes, the Puerto Rican people joyfully received the news that they had been waiting years for: The incarcerated Puerto Rican political prisoner with the longest time in prison — 35 years — is scheduled to be released without restrictions on May 17.On Jan. 17, three days before the end of his term, U.S. President Barack Obama finally commuted Oscar López Rivera’s sentence.López Rivera, who turned 74 on Jan. 6, was charged in 1981 with “seditious conspiracy to overthrow the United States Government,” a charge that routinely applies to Puerto Rican revolutionaries fighting for independence. López Rivera was a member of the Armed Forces for the National Liberation of Puerto Rico, a clandestine group that believed in the armed struggle to bring independence for PR. The remainder of his 70-year sentence still faced him; 12 of his 35 years in prison he had spent in isolation, a cruel practice often imposed on political prisoners.His commutation was part of Obama’s release of 200-plus prisoners. These included Chelsea Manning, who boldly released secret information that exposed U.S. war crimes in Iraq. It was unfortunate that the Indigenous leader Leonard Peltier and the brave Puerto Rican Ana Belén Montes were excluded from the list.As soon as his lawyer, Jan Susler, told him the news, Oscar thanked his people in Puerto Rico and people all over the world who had demanded his release. His daughter Clarisa, at a press conference from San Juan, echoed her father’s words, saying, “With a broken voice and almost unable to hold back tears, among other expressions, he expressed his gratitude: ‘Today we celebrate the victory of the people of Puerto Rico. My deepest gratitude to the Government of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. Thanks to all who made it possible for Oscar López Rivera to return to where he belongs, to his beloved Puerto Rico.’” (Claridadpuertorico.com, Jan. 18)Campaign to free OscarThis was really a victory won by the Puerto Rican people who raised the campaign worldwide. The struggle for liberation was welcomed by the most diverse sectors of the Boricua people, from supporters of independence to those backing statehood, passing through all the popular movements — women’s, environment, youth and student, artistic and sports, religious people of all beliefs, LGBTQ and individual activists.The promise to free him has also been celebrated in all corners of the Puerto Rican archipelago. When some radio or television program begins you will often hear some mention of Oscar’s impending freedom. Activists rejoice and congratulate each other; messages have been received from many organizations throughout the world greeting his release.It has truly been such a concerted effort that no single person or group can become the sole owner of the joint achievement. The Boricua National Human Rights Network based in Chicago, where Oscar resided, which has offices in several U.S. and PR cities, organized multiple actions with participation of several elected political figures.There have been many contributions to this effort. On the last Sunday of every month the Women for Oscar demonstrated, both in San Juan and in New York, to bring attention to the case. The effort includes most Puerto Rican artists, including the now-famous Lin Manuel Miranda, René of the band Calle 13, Ricky Martin, Andy Montañez, Chabela Rodríguez and others. There have also been the efforts of dozens of organizations of the Boricua Diaspora in the United States that consistently distributed information at festivals, Puerto Rican parades, organized protests and meetings.And then there was international support. Cuba, always in solidarity, took on Oscar’s case as one of its own. Venezuela and Nicaragua raised their voices in national and international forums. Figures such as Pope Francis and former President Jimmy Carter demanded that Obama release him.A petition to Obama signed by more than 100,000 people was delivered in Washington on Jan.11, further pressuring the president as his term ended.What does it mean for the Puerto Rican people?Oscar’s reflections from prison have been very important to the progressive movement in PR, including his call to boycott the immense — and illegitimate — debt that is suffocating the population; his call for unity in the struggle for independence; and his solidarity with the prisoner Ana Belén Montes, who is isolated and incommunicado in a Texas jail. These are very key points in the current struggle and deserve wide discussion. By themselves, these reflections are already a legacy and Oscar’s great contribution to the Puerto Rican resistance movement.On the other hand, that so many diverse sectors of the population have been able to unite in a consensus to free Oscar — whether for humanitarian and moral or political grounds — can be seen and extrapolated to see how this could help confront the urgent need that has priority in Puerto Rico today: the presence of a criminal Fiscal Control Board that the U.S. empire has imposed and that enforces the Puerto Rican people’s absolute lack of sovereignty and independence.That reality is exacerbated by the existence of two right-wing administrations, in both Puerto Rico and the United States. The government of Governor “Ricky” Roselló wants to impose statehood on PR and advances a totally neoliberal agenda. This includes so-called Labor Reform that eliminates all the guarantees that the working class of the country achieved through years of incessant struggles, and that will impoverish the people even more. And in the U.S., Donald Trump promises chaos not only in his country, but worldwide.So this year, 2017, promises to be one of unceasing struggles in both PR and the USA.Stay alertAlthough there is the promise of Oscar’s release in May, there is a need to stay alert until he gets out of prison. History is full of prison “accidents.” Unfortunately, Obama, as a proper imperialist, instead of immediately releasing Oscar is making him wait four months.The newspaper Claridad reported that lawyer Eduardo Villanueva Muñoz, spokesperson for the Puerto Rico Human Rights Committee, “said that he appreciated the president’s signing the commutation [but] noted that Obama was under great pressure and that the people of Puerto Rico must be able to understand the imperial mentality that ‘never wants to give us an absolute victory.’” (Jan. 18)Villanueva Muñoz “gave as examples the release [of pro-independence fighters] in 1999, given under imposed conditions; and when the U.S. Navy understood that it could not continue In Vieques, they said they were leaving, but only after three years.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Benjamín Fernández “out of danger”

first_img Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Follow the news on Mexico RSF_en Reports May 5, 2021 Find out more News April 28, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Benjamín Fernández of local Radio Loma/Radio Hit, who was shot on 6 November in Loma Bonita, Oaxaca State in southern Mexico, is “out of danger”, state judicial authorities said on 8 November. A medical report said that the journalist suffered seven 9mm calibre gunshot wounds to his chest, abdomen and arm. One bullet penetrated his lung.Judicial officials also recognised a probably link between the attack and the journalist’s work. A representative of the federal justice ministry for Oaxaca State, Javier Dávalos Molina, said an investigation could be opened at federal level.___________________________________________________________08.11.05 – Radio journalist critical after shooting Reporters Without Borders expressed shock after Benjamín Fernández of Radio Loma was shot and left critically wounded in Loma Bonita in southern Mexico’s Oaxaca State, on 6 November 2005. “Mexico has in 2005 become Latin America’s deadliest country for journalists. The government’s increased awareness of the problem has not produced the hoped-for results. Investigations are rarely successful and impunity remains the rule. It is essential that the special prosecutor’s office promised by the federal government for press cases is put in place and its investigators given real resources. The attack against Benjamín Fernández has made this more urgent than ever”, Reporters Without Borders said.Fernández was walking through a park on the outskirts of Loma Bonita, when a dark coloured truck with tinted windows pulled up alongside him. A man got out of the vehicle and took out a submachine gun that had been hidden in his clothing and shot the journalist. He was hit by ten 9 mm calibre bullets in the head and body. The hit man quickly returned to the truck where an accomplice was waiting and the two men fled. Police roadblocks set up around Loma Bonita failed to catch them.Fernández was taken to hospital in Tuxtepec where his condition was described as critical. Doctors found several serious wounds, some of which had damaged vital organs.The journalist had often targeted officials and politicians, in his broadcasts and reporting. Police in Oaxaca State, who are in charge of the investigation, have not ruled out the possibility that he was attacked in reprisal.Relations between the press and local politicians are particularly strained in the state. Since June, there has been a serious conflict, pitting State Governor Ulíses Ruiz Ortiz and his supporters against the daily Noticias de Oaxaca, which has been suffering constant harassment.The Fernández shooting has similarities to other still unsolved attacks; against Dolores Guadalupe García Escamilla, of Stereo 91 XHNOE radio in Nuevo Laredo in the north-east on 5 April 2005, who died 11 days later; and against the editor of the daily La Opinión Raúl Gibb Guerrero, on 8 April in Veracruz State in the east of the country. Three other journalists have recently been murdered, but it has not been established whether or not the killings were linked to their jobs.José Reyes Brambila, of the daily Vallarta Milenio, was found stabbed to death in the boot of his car on 17 September, in Guadalajara, Jalisco State in western Mexico. Julio César Pérez Martínez, of the daily Siglo de México (which ceased publishing in July) was critically wounded in an exchange of fire between armed groups on 24 October in Reynosa in Tamaulipas State in the north-east. Hugo Barragán, of Radio Max and columnist for the magazine La Crónica de la Cuenca, was beaten to death at his home in Tierra Blanca, Veracruz State on 30 October. In this last case, the state, Justice Minister has already ruled out the likelihood of his work being involved, because of his repeated involvement in sexual impropriety.Another journalist, Alfredo Jiménez Mota, crime reporter on the daily El Imparcial has been missing since 2 April 2005 in Hermosillo, Sonora State in the north-east. MexicoAmericas to go further Shooting victim Benjamín Fernández (photo), of local Radio Loma/Radio Hit, in Loma Bonita, Oaxaca State, southern Mexico, has been declared “out of danger” by local judicial authorities. An investigation into the attack could be opened at federal level. May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas Receive email alerts November 9, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Benjamín Fernández “out of danger” News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Organisation last_img read more

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New measures at driving test centres

first_imgPrint Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsNew measures at driving test centresBy Staff Reporter – July 11, 2020 1183 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Business photo created by wirestock – www.freepik.comFOURTEEN driving test centres will reopen initially, but as the number of tests and categories of vehicles being tested increases in the coming weeks, the remaining 38 test centres will reopen.Measures are being put in place to prioritise the allocation of appointments when the service resumes. These include;Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Those whose test appointments were cancelled when the service was suspended will be offered a test date first in the coming weeks and will be contacted directly about scheduling their test.Priority will also be given to ‘Front-line health care workers’ who require an emergency driving test.Test appointments will then be offered to people in order of when their application was made.The following test centres will reopen for truck, bus and motorcycle tests week commencing June 29 – Dublin (Dun Laoghaire, Finglas, Mulhuddart), Dundalk, Ennis, Galway (Carnmore), Kilkenny, Kerry ( Tralee, Killarney ), Limerick (Dock Road), Sligo, Cork (Ballincollig, Mallow), Waterford. In the following weeks all the 52 test centres will open for business.The national average waiting time for a driving test, before the suspension of the driving test service on 13 March, was around 5/6 weeks. The RSA has committed to maintaining a national average waiting time of 10 weeks.Protocols that will be introduced in the driving test to prevent the spread of Covid19 include;Before appointments are offered candidates will be provided with information concerning Covid-19.Where a person is displaying symptoms of Covid-19 they should not attend for test and a further appointment will be offered in due course free of charge.Customers are asked to make an extra effort to ensure that their vehicle is clean and free from any personal belongings.Only customers for driving tests can enter the driving test centre. Accompanying drivers or driving instructor must make alternative arrangements while you take the test.Driver testers will wear a face mask and test customers will also be asked to wear face masks when attending for their appointment.Hand sanitisers will be available in the test centre.Driver testers will also be carrying wipes and hand sanitisers and may wipe down some surfaces on a candidate’s vehicle.Customers may be asked to keep their windows partially open during the test. Previous articleLimerick man takes on world #1 at PDC Summer SeriesNext articleThank You Jack for the memories – soccer legend passes away Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

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