Three fired as Apprentices enter final straight

first_img whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL THE penultimate episode and the welcome return of a familiar face. For the interview challenge, Lord Sugar prised Margaret Mountford from her scrolls (she’s completing a Ph.D in Papyrology) to interrogate the final five. Her steely glare and raised eyebrow were as effective as ever, though other interviewers favoured a less subtle approach. “I’m going to give you an opportunity to do it the hard way and I’ll rip you to shreds,” snarled Claude Littner, playing the role of a cut-price Bond villain.Grilled in the glamorous surroundings of Viglen’s St Albans headquarters, each candidate had their own way of dealing with the interview process. Joanna crumbled, Jamie blamed others for his failings while Stuart violated basic social conventions. Stella and Chris meanwhile registered so little emotion you wondered if they were the result of Viglen’s first foray into artificial intelligence. Stuart seemed to be having the toughest time, with questions raised about his ethics, business practices and just how truthful his CV was. He was also asked the question viewers have been waiting 11 weeks for an answer to: “I’m Stuart Baggs, the brand’ – what on earth are you talking about?”We never quite found out but it is fascinating what you learn from these interviews (aside from the range of telecoms licenses available in the Isle of Man). Jamie may or may not have a third nipple and apparently Chris is one of the foremost theology scholars in Britain. When he was pressed on it, he admitted he meant he did well at A Level. One wonders how he’s reinterpreted his Cycling Proficiency test and grade two piano exam.Speaking of learning new things, perhaps mid-interview wasn’t the best time for Joanna to find out that there’s a difference between Amsair and Amstrad and the correct pronunciation of Viglen. Back in the boardroom debate continued about the five hopefuls. Was Stella passionate enough? Should Joanna stick to running her small business? There was at least one easy, and long overdue, decision as Lord Sugar finally told Stuart to pack his Baggs. A true Christmas miracle.With another two firings due, Lord Sugar got rid of Joanna and Jamie, albeit with rather less relish. And so to the final, with Stella vs Chris, in a battle of the monotones, with experience on one side and education on the other. Wednesday 15 December 2010 8:10 pm Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Three fired as Apprentices enter final straight whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgC & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileC & I Leasing Plc is a fleet management, outsourcing and marine services company in Nigeria with two subsidiaries in Ghana (Leaseafric) and the United Arab Emirates (EPIC International FZE). The company primary activity is offering extensions of structured operating and finance leases.  Subsidiaries of C&I Leasing Plc include C&I Petrotech Marine Limited, a leading player in the offshore marine vessel sector with a fleet of over 20 vessels which includes terminal tugs, patrol vessels, fast support intervention vessels and a platform support vessel; C&I Outsourcing, offering Human Resource solutions for companies in Nigeria which includes human resource outsourcing, recruitment, HR consultancy and personnel evaluation; and SDS Training Services, offering custom-designed modules for training and education programmes, personnel training, driver recruitment and training and a consultancy service for strategic partners. C&I Leasing offers a fleet management service to improve fleet efficiency and productivity. C&I Leasing Plc has the sole franchisee for Hertz-Rent-A-Car in Nigeria and has run the Hertz operation for over 20 years. The Hertz subsidiary division manages over a 1 000 vehicles and a team of professional chauffeurs and offers an airport transfer service and daily rental service. C&I Leasing’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria and has offices in Ghana and the United Arab Emirates. C & I Leasing Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Could the FTSE 100 be set for its best May ever in 2020?

first_img Enter Your Email Address Alan Oscroft | Monday, 4th May, 2020 20187,5097,678+169+2.3% Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. While that might not be sufficient data to work out long-term trends, it doesn’t support the idea that shares fall in May. There’s volatility for sure, but the overall May trend seems to be positive. The average May gain for the FTSE 100 over the past five years comes out at 0.67%.Cracking FTSE 100 returnIf you could secure a consistent monthly return on your investments of 0.67%, you’d be earning 8% per year. So, at least over the past five years, May has outperformed the FTSE 100 average. Perhaps not a month to be selling, then.If there ever was much of a drive to sell in May in the past, I suspect investors are now becoming more rational and putting the idea behind them. After all, these old stock market sayings stem from days long gone. Stockbrokers wore suits and braces, and departed their desks for the summer for the racing season. Then, when days started to get gloomier, they got back to the business of creaming fat fees off other people’s money.Today, stockbrokers are mostly made of computer chips and work on just a steady supply of electricity. And they charge far less in fees. So maybe there’s no logic to it now?Sell this year?Even if selling in May ever made sense, it surely can’t be a good move in May 2020, can it? On 1 May this year, the FTSE 100 started out at 5,901 points, its lowest since 2012. That’s already 17.6% up since the low of 4,899 set when the rush of the Covid panic was in full force in March.No, I think the odds are surely in favour of a positive May this year. If there’s any signs of let-up in the coronavirus lockdown before the end of the month, we might see some nice gains.But I say the best thing to do is forget where the the FTSE 100 might go from month to month. Instead, seek top company shares at attractive prices, with a view to holding for a decade or more. 20197,4187,162-256-3.5% FTSE 100End AprilEnd MayChange% 20177,2047,520+316+4.4% Views expressed 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. 20166,2426,231-11-0.2% “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Alan Oscroft 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. It’s the time of year when the old ‘Sell in May and go away’ theme starts popping up in investment circles. It’s based on the idea that stock markets become less active from May through to October and tend to perform less well. And it seems that April 2020 was the second-best April in the past decade for the FTSE 100, when eight out of the ten years produced positive returns.That fits in with the idea of share sales peaking in April, before any post-May decline. According to analysis by Money Observer, April has been the best month for UK shares since 1970. On average, UK shares gained 2.6% each April over that period.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…So, does demand for shares start to cool off in May, and do share prices really start to fall back? I don’t have the means to dig all the way back to 1970. But I have looked at the May performance of the FTSE 100 over the past five years: I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 20156,9616,984+23+0.3% Could the FTSE 100 be set for its best May ever in 2020? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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 last_img read more

The IAG share price has jumped 40% this week. I think it could soar further

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Image source: British Airways 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. The IAG share price has jumped 40% this week. I think it could soar further At the end of last week, International Consolidated Airlines Group (LSE: IAG) shares were down 84% since the beginning of the year. The reason is clear. The aviation business has been almost halted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and all airlines are suffering badly. But on Monday, after the latest vaccine news, the IAG share price was one of the biggest FTSE 100 winners on the day with a 25% jump, behind Rolls-Royce‘s 44% leap.Social distancing might be helping a lot of businesses stay open. But keeping passengers further apart on aeroplanes is potentially crippling the business. And that’s with very few flights operating in the first place. Getting the airlines back into health needed a medical breakthrough. And if the claimed 90% efficacy of the new vaccine turns out to be dependable, we could be at the turning point.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…IAG share price still risingThe markets currently appear very bullish. And further gains have catapulted the IAG share price to a 40% plus gain by midday Wednesday. Now, I’m trying to decide whether IAG is a buy right now, or whether it’s still too risky. I’ve had a long-term dislike for airlines for many years, based on a number of things. Firstly, there’s little or no differentiation in the provided service. The vast majority of flyers choose their carrier solely on price.Additionally, airlines have little or no control over key external factors. The most obvious is fuel prices. In recent years, oil has been relatively cheap. But any significant rises could put a lot of pressure on the IAG share price, among others. Obviously, external factors like global pandemics are even harder to predict.But though I don’t much like airlines, even the IAG share price surely has a level that says ‘buy’, doesn’t it? So should I put my long-term aversion to the sector aside and buy in for a potential short-term profit?We’re not there yetI’ve already spoken of some of the hurdles that still lie in the path of mass vaccination, so I won’t repeat them here. But we do need to remember that the pandemic is by no means all over yet. Still, if airlines can keep going until business does pick up, I think the IAG share price could end up looking like a bargain today.On the survival front, I’d say IAG is currently looking good. It’s already raised funding, in a £2.5bn rights issue that saw demand outstripping supply. I reckon it’ll still take until the spring at the earliest, before we find out whether a mass return to jetting off to sunny places is on the cards. Or it might even be later, pushing well into the summer. But IAG should be fine until then. And even if it did need more funding, there seems to be plenty of appetite for it.If I didn’t have my long-term block on investing in airlines, I might well buy IAG shares now. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Q&A: The Rev. David Chavez brings lifelong experience in border…

first_imgQ&A: The Rev. David Chavez brings lifelong experience in border region to work as Arizona missioner Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Immigration, Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Hispanic and Latino Ministries, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group By David PaulsenPosted May 14, 2021 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Ethnic Ministries, The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Faith & Politics, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Rev. David Chavez is the Diocese of Arizona’s border missioner. Photo: Courtesy of David Chavez[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. David Chavez has spent nearly all his life breathing in the culture, customs and geography of the United States’ southern border, from his childhood in the 1980s growing up between border communities in Arizona and California to his current role as the Diocese of Arizona’s missioner for border ministries.Chavez’s Christian faith is rooted in the nondenominational churches he attended as a child with his family as part of the bilingual faith community that straddled the border between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico. After earning master’s degrees in divinity and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, he spent about a decade as a Presbyterian minister before friends drew him to The Episcopal Church.In an interview with Episcopal News Service, Chavez described finding a new spiritual home at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix, Arizona, about five years ago. He explained that Dean Troy Mendez and the rest of the congregation welcomed him and his two sons, and Chavez soon began the Episcopal ordination process, becoming a priest in 2018.Chavez served as priest-in-charge at Iglesia Episcopal Santa Maria in Phoenix and curate of Hispanic ministries at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral before becoming the diocese’s border missioner. As part of that role, he now represents Bishop Jennifer Reddall with Cruzando Fronteras, a cross-border ecumenical partnership that supports migrants and asylum-seekers, including at a shelter in Nogales, Mexico. Chavez also connects congregations with ministries serving migrants who are awaiting asylum hearings and who are being held in federal detention facilities, and he leads Arizona Episcopalians in policy and theological study around border issues and coordinates trips to the border.“I always tell people, one of the joys of doing this ministry is coming and being a part of a diocese that has a long history of engagement around border issues and concerns, immigration and migrants, asylum-seekers and folks seeking sanctuary,” Chavez said. “It’s a pretty established part of the diocese, with particular congregations sort of taking the lead.” Arizona also is part of a network of Episcopal dioceses along the southern border.From left, Diocese of Arizona Border Missioner the Rev. David Chavez, Western Mexico Bishop Ricardo Gómez Osnaya and El Salvador Bishop Juan David Alvarado walk along the border wall in Nogales, Arizona, as part of a November 2019 Episcopal Border Ministries Summit. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThe following questions and answers have been condensed and lightly edited for length and clarity.ENS: Tell me about your family background.CHAVEZ: On my mother’s side, I am Honduran. My mom is from Honduras. And on my dad’s side, his family is Mexican, from Chihuahua. I was born in Arizona, in Douglas, which is a border town, and was raised both in Douglas and in National City, California [a South Bay suburb of San Diego].ENS: I have to assume your family has an immigration story. How far back did your family come to the United States?CHAVEZ: My [Mexican] grandfather came to work for the copper mining industry in Arizona, and in Douglas specifically. It was the Phelps Dodge Mining Company. My grandfather and his brother came to the States to work directly for them, and that’s what they did their entire lives. My dad was born in Mexico, and he and his brothers pretty much saw themselves as Mexicans who were living in the United States. My dad served in the [U.S.] Army, so they lived in both worlds.ENS: Did your father become a U.S. citizen?CHAVEZ: Yes, he did. My mother’s family we don’t know much about. She was an orphan and grew up in Honduras under the care of a religious order in the capital city [Tegucigalpa]. She came to the United States as a young woman, sponsored by a family in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was about 17. The family she was living with moved to Los Angeles, and that’s where she met my dad.ENS: Growing up so close to the border, what were your personal experiences with it as a child?CHAVEZ: The Douglas-Agua Prieta border, it’s clear in my mind because that’s where my grandma would go and buy groceries, see her dentist, see her doctor. I remember it as a child, spending time on the streets, in doctor’s offices, at supermarkets, stores [in Agua Prieta, Mexico]. Growing up in San Diego, of course, there was the Tijuana-San Diego border. I grew up in the Latino community, so it was a part of the conversation, both at home [and] among friends. A lot of my friends in elementary and middle school were from Tijuana, or lived in Tijuana and traveled to different middle schools in the South Bay. And as I grew older and maintained some of these friendships, I would go to Tijuana on weekends to visit, to dine with friends, to go out with friends. And also, the church that I attended as an adolescent and as a youth had strong connections with some of the churches there in the colonias [neighborhoods] in Tijuana. And so, on occasion, we would go join some of the churches in Tijuana in worship or in work projects, for retreats. A big part of my formation took root there on the Tijuana-San Diego border. The border’s just not a site, as Miguel De La Torre says – it’s a social location. And it comes with that sense of how, politically, others view people from Mexico or Central America. I grew up with a keen sense of awareness around the color of my skin and also the narrative around the color of my skin. You are viewed as part of this broader community, and you experience the prejudices and the political and social discourse that labels you “other.” As a child, I remember translating for my mother, at school, at the supermarket, and I remember experiencing that sense of prejudice against us because of the language barrier. So yeah, the border has always been part of my life, as a place to go and be and to cross, but it’s also been a reality that I embody. It’s also part of what it means to be brown and Latino in America.ENS: You’re describing quite a bit of cross-border interaction and activity. Looking at the border today, how much of that is still possible, or has most of that activity disappeared because of border policies?CHAVEZ: I think a lot has changed: the ability to have that to-and-fro, as far as engagement, personal engagement, involvement, face-to-face interaction – on the practical end, the longer lines to wait [at border crossings] and the level of inspection and surveillance. You go from waiting 45 minutes to four or five hours. A lot of it was rooted in policy changes. It was a sense that the border became dangerous and required the level of surveillance that nowadays we know as the militarization of the border. Some of it was just the escalation of enforcement procedures at the border and also the escalation of violence at certain parts of the border. Some people say it goes all the way back to the Reagan administration with the war on drugs and the creation of an unstable region at the border. There was like this coordinated effort to increase the sense of danger and to show the punitive dimension. And to see that and, as a young person, to know that the color of my skin could actually cause [law enforcement officials] to stop me and ask me, “Where are you from?” I remember having a heightened sense of anxiety, and to be frank with you, it’s still an anxiety for me. There is this continued sense in which people like me are targeted.ENS: Are border issues different in Arizona compared to other places in the Southwest?CHAVEZ: There’s a sense of continuity across the border because [border dioceses] are working with policies that are at play across West Texas, the Rio Grande Valley, Arizona and San Diego. There’s an intensity to the push factors that are fueling a lot of the migration: the impact [in Central America] of hurricanes, natural disasters, the level of corruption, of violence. It’s the [migrants’] continued pursuit for an opportunity just to live with a sense of dignity and hope for a future. That’s what I see. And the level of rhetoric and the nativist and nationalist impulses that have shaped the narrative around immigrants and migration – it’s dumbfounding. And I think what we’ve experienced in the last four years, the level of vitriol and rhetoric around immigrants is just exceptional.ENS: The Episcopal Church has advocated for comprehensive immigration reform, and it also has emphasized the humanity and dignity of those seeking work or asylum. How much of the work of a border missioner is political, advocating for change, and how much is pastoral, reaching out and helping individuals?CHAVEZ: I think that the work that we’re doing on the border is both that prophetic and pastoral work of making good on the social policies [approved by General Convention] that define or demonstrate who we are as The Episcopal Church when it comes to demanding that the dignity of every human being is respected. [Episcopalians are] very clear that the work that we do is rooted in our baptismal identity, and so the work of coming alongside our migrating neighbors is an expression of that commitment. It’s a fleshing out and embodiment of that particular claim. That’s what informs the work that we’re doing here.ENS: Is there an Arizona congregation that you think has embraced this work in a particularly profound way?CHAVEZ: Grace St. Paul’s in Tucson, Arizona. They’ve been particularly engaged in migrant justice and addressing what’s taking place at the detention centers here in Arizona. The conditions show a complete disregard for the dignity of detainees, before the pandemic and after the pandemic, like overcrowding and the lack of care and compassion. Grace St. Paul’s and others in their network engage in border issues and concerns. They’ve been actively engaged for over 20 years in calling for migrant justice and for the humane treatment of folks coming to the Arizona-Mexico border.ENS: What are your thoughts on the more recent crisis? Under the Biden administration, there have been policy changes that have been welcomed by immigrant advocates. At the same time, migrants seeking asylum have overwhelmed the federal system for processing them, including thousands of unaccompanied minors. Is it a crisis?CHAVEZ: We continue to hold the administration accountable, and we continue to call on federal and local leaders to do the right thing. There is specifically Title 42, which is a Trump-era policy that allows for expelling folks without due process. Do away with that order. I see the work that the [Biden] administration is attempting as key to moving forward, but there’s a lot of work that needs to be done. It is a humanitarian crisis, and it’s a crisis of compassion. The word “crisis” has become so politicized, but what we’re facing is a profound challenge to a system that was really dismantled by the previous administration, and also a challenge to this new administration to meet the moment. And the administration can’t meet this moment without partnering with organizations and ministries that are responding with compassion.ENS: We talk about the border as some sort of concrete thing. At the most basic level, it’s really a line on a map that two nations agree will divide them. When you think of the border or border region, how do you understand it today?CHAVEZ: There’s the saying that the border divides us, but the land unites us. In Spanish, it’s “la frontera nos divide, pero la tierra nos une.” There is that sense in which the border is this very concrete space of division. It’s a geographical location. It’s an artificial marker. But underneath is la tierra, this land that unites us. I view that space as sacred, as my way of saying, this is what happens when a way of love meets the way of the empire. And as a community of faith, we need to insist that the way of love is what will shape our perspective, will shape our work.ENS: Is there an immigrant or migrant you have met as border missioner whose personal story has particularly resonated with you?CHAVEZ: Yeah, there is a mother and daughter from Honduras at the shelter in Nogales that I met on one of my recent visits. She’s moving to the next stage in her immigration proceedings. Just sitting across from someone who left a pretty violent situation in her home country, and to see hope and to see the sense of taking the next step for their future, for her and her daughter, and just to hear the sense of excitement but also the sort of gratitude for the community of La Casa, the shelter we support, for providing a place for both restoration and hope, that was powerful. To look into her eyes, you recognize those moments are sacred. And I’m excited that she and her daughter will be taking the next step in her asylum process. For me, I see my heritage in the faces of people coming from Central America. I see family.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Refugees Migration & Resettlement Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

Draft laws mooted on defamation and phone-tapping. Journalist confidentiality menaced

first_img January 27, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Draft laws mooted on defamation and phone-tapping. Journalist confidentiality menaced BulgariaEurope – Central Asia February 11, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News to go further RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest News Organisation December 2, 2020 Find out morecenter_img BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedom March 10, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Bulgaria RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders says today that it is worried by proposals put forward by members of the ruling party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) to reform the law relating to defamation. The press freedom body also notes an alarming explosion in the amount of telephone- tapping carried out in Bulgaria and the absence of respect for the legal framework of procedures by Bulgarian bodies and in particular the police and prosecuting authorities.At the start of this year Krasimir Velchev, the vice-president of the CERB parliamentary group, said he wanted to see a new law adopted on defamation, saying he thought that sanctions envisaged by the existing legislation were “absurd.”“We need new legislation by virtue of which any citizen, and not just politicians, can exercise their rights,” he said.“You cannot spit on institutions and people with impunity. You cannot have a strong state if everyone can libel and slander everyone.”Under the legislation in force defamation is punishable by fines ranging from 1,500 euros to 3,000 euros, and from 2,500 euros to 7,500 euros if it appears in the press. “We call on members of parliament of the majority not to modify the existing legislation relating to defamation “Reporters Without Borders said.“The decriminalization of press offences should be absolutely encouraged, especially in member states of the European Union, which should necessarily set an example.“A possible toughening of the sanctions in respect of defamation could only constitute a major step backwards as far as press freedom in Bulgaria is concerned. We are keeping a close eye on t developments in this key area.”The press freedom body also condemns the huge increase in phone intercepts in Bulgaria. The Sofia prosecution service says that requests for telephone taps has almost doubled in the space of a year, from 1,459 in 2009 to 2,214 in 2010.In major cities such as Plovdiv in the south or Shumen in the northeast the increases have been respectively 500 % and 67 %. In early January Prime Minister Boyko Borisov acknowledged that the phones of senior government officials were periodically tapped as part of the campaign against corruption. He justified the practice in the name of transparency.In this context Kalin Georgiev, the head of the Bulgarian police saw fit to say that he did not see any problem in listening into journalists’ calls. He said there were “rubbish and bandits” among representatives of the press.“We are amazed by the statements and attitudes of Mr. Georgiev, which demonstrate how little progress has been made by the Bulgarian police in this field since 2008,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We remind the head of the police that under the law phone tapping can only be carried out as a last resort and in the context of serious crimes or attacks on national security. The agreement of the prosecuting authorities remains essential.”The press freedom body added that it feared that routine phone tapping, as had happened in the past, could extend to journalists and restrict the right to confidentiality of discussions. “The freedom given to the police services in the matter is as unacceptable as it is worrying,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Mr. Georgiev’s statements must be followed up. We call on the interior minister to impose the necessary sanctions or run the risk of encouraging a dangerous laxity among all the services.” In 2010 Reporters Without Borders expressed alarm about the upsurge in requests from the interior ministry for details of mobile phone bills and access to information exchanged by Internet users.In a report published in 2008 the organization also condemned the illegal phone tapping of several journalists by the national security agency (DANS), the Bulgarian secret services. At the time Bulgaria was governed by the GERB’s present political opponents. Receive email alertslast_img read more

95% of Customers Restored Following Historic January Winter Storm; PG&E Crews Focusing on Making…

95% of Customers Restored Following Historic January Winter Storm; PG&E Crews Focusing on Making Repairs in Hardest Hit Areas with Access Issues TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 29, 2021– Overnight and through the day Friday, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) crews continued assessing winter storm damage, making repairs and restoring electric service to customers in Northern and Central California. That work will continue until every customer has been restored. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005651/en/ PG&E crews continue to make repairs and restore customers due to this week’s winter storm which caused significant damage to the electric infrastructure in some locations. (Photo: Business Wire) Now, 95 percent of residences and businesses that lost power due to strong winds, heavy rains and deep snow earlier this week have had their power restored. Crews continue to focus on the areas where the largest number of customers remain without of power, including locations in Mendocino, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Yolo, Amador and Humboldt counties. In those locations and elsewhere, PG&E has found more than 1,500 instances of damaged infrastructure where equipment needs to be replaced or repaired, including 365 broken poles and 1,417 spans of wire. As of Friday afternoon, approximately 42,000 customers are without power due to storm damage. Of those, approximately 10,000 customers are located where PG&E crews can’t gain access due to high snow, falling trees and blocked roads. Where crews can access damaged equipment, they will continue to restore service to customers today, tonight and through the weekend. Based on 30 years of weather data, PG&E meteorologists describe this week’s winter storm as the strongest since 2011 and say that it caused the highest two-day and three-day outage totals since 2010. Being without power for an extended time creates inconvenience and hardships for our customers, and PG&E appreciates the patience of our customers. PG&E has been reaching out to every customer today who is still without power due to storm-related outages. This includes automated phone calls with updated information as well as through other channels. As crews complete damage assessments, customers will get updates providing their estimated time of restoration. To support communities experiencing extended outages, PG&E has provided a variety of support including contributing $50,000 to the American Red Cross for storm relief, delivering blankets and water to customers in Yolo County and providing 21 megawatts of temporary generation to keep critical facilities powered in four counties. Since the storm arrived on Tuesday, Jan. 26, through this afternoon, crews have been able to restore power to approximately 818,000 customers (95%) out of the approximately 860,000 who lost it due to heavy wind, rain and snow. PG&E crews, as well as some contract and mutual-aid crews, are in the field, assessing conditions, making repairs and restoring customers. Due to treacherous conditions and difficult terrain, these assessment activities are ongoing. Damage from wind, heavy rains and snow has caused access issues due to roads blocked by trees, debris and snow In some locations, PG&E has been using helicopters, snow cats and four-wheel drive vehicles to gain access to infrastructure in the hardest-hit areas. More than 450 crews plus another 500 or so troublemen and qualified electrical workers are engaged in assessment and restoration work. They are being supported by thousands of other employees who are staffing PG&E emergency-response centers, either virtually or in person. Customers can find the latest information on outages on PG&E’s website. Visit PG&E’s Safety Action Center website for preparedness tips and more. PG&E reminds its customers to stay safe, be prepared and have an emergency plan. Storm Safety TipsNever touch downed wires: If you see a downed power line, assume it is energized and extremely dangerous. Do not touch or try to move it—and keep children and animals away. Report downed power lines immediately by calling 911 and by calling PG&E at 1-800-743-5002.Use flashlights, not candles: During a power outage, use battery-operated flashlights, and not candles, due to the risk of fire. If you must use candles, please keep them away from drapes, lampshades, animals and small children. Do not leave candles unattended.Have a backup phone: If you have a telephone system that requires electricity to work, such as a cordless phone or answering machine, plan to have a standard telephone or cellular phone ready as a backup.Have fresh drinking water, ice: Freeze plastic containers filled with water to make blocks of ice that can be placed in your refrigerator/freezer during an outage to prevent foods from spoiling. Blue Ice from your picnic cooler also works well in the freezer.Secure outdoor furniture: Deck furniture, lightweight yard structures and decorative lawn items should be secured as they can be blown by high winds and damage overhead power lines and property.Use generators safely: Customers with standby electric generators should make sure they are properly installed by a licensed electrician in a well-ventilated area. Improperly installed generators pose a significant danger to customers, as well as crews working on power lines. If using portable generators, be sure they are in a well-ventilated area.Turn off appliances: If you experience an outage, unplug or turn off all electrical appliances to avoid overloading circuits and to prevent fire hazards when power is restored. Simply leave a single lamp on to alert you when power returns. Turn your appliances back on one at a time when conditions return to normal.Safely clean up: After the storm has passed, be sure to safely clean up. Never touch downed wires and always call 811 or visit 811express.com at least two full business days before digging to have all underground utilities safely marked. About PG&E Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 23,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005651/en/ CONTACT: MEDIA RELATIONS: 415-973-5930 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENERGY UTILITIES OIL/GAS SOURCE: Pacific Gas and Electric Company Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/29/2021 07:43 PM/DISC: 01/29/2021 07:43 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005651/en Local NewsBusiness Facebook Twitter Previous articleEl 83 % de los licenciatarios de Oracle Database indicaron que los costos de soporte del proveedor son excesivos o demasiado altos; entre los principales desafíos de la encuesta aparecen las actualizaciones complicadas y el deficiente soporte…Next articleCOLLEGE SOFTBALL: Odessa College sweeps Ranger College to open season Digital AIM Web Support read more

After HC Nudge, Karnataka Govt Allows ‘Emergency Parole Leave’ To Prisoners Undergoing Sentence In Default Of Fine Not Preceded With Substantive Sentence [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAfter HC Nudge, Karnataka Govt Allows ‘Emergency Parole Leave’ To Prisoners Undergoing Sentence In Default Of Fine Not Preceded With Substantive Sentence [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber1 Aug 2020 5:24 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka Government told the Karnataka High Court that that clause (n) of sub-rule (3) of Rule 191 of the Karnataka Prison Rules, 1974, has been omitted.Clause (n) is in respect of the cases of prisoners who are undergoing sentence in default of fine not preceded with substantive sentence. The court had earlier directed the state government to reconsider its…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?LoginThe Karnataka Government told the Karnataka High Court that that clause (n) of sub-rule (3) of Rule 191 of the Karnataka Prison  Rules, 1974, has been omitted.Clause (n) is in respect of the cases of prisoners who are undergoing sentence in default of fine not preceded with substantive sentence. The court had earlier directed the state government to reconsider its decision denying emergency parole to prisoners under this category, while hearing the petition filed by Syed Shantaj and others. Advocate Shaikh Saoud appearing for the petitioners had contended that “By denying parole to the petitioners it actually amounts to contempt of court of the order dated 23-03-2020 passed by the Supreme Court. The court while asking the state to relook at its decision had said “Prima facie, it appears to us that the exclusion introduced by Clause (n) may not be consistent with the order of the Apex Court, issued under Article 142 of the Constitution of India. Moreover, prima facie, it appears to us that many of the offences for which sentence in default of fine is not preceded with substantive sentence has nothing to do with the interest of the security of the State. The same may be offences arising out of private transactions or commercial transactions.” The court clarified that “In case of prisoners whose applications for parole were rejected relying upon the aforesaid clause (n), which is now deleted, it will be open for them to make fresh applications for parole, which shall be decided by the concerned authority empowered to grant parole as expeditiously as possible keeping in view the direction issued by the Apex Court on 23rd March 2020 in suo motu Writ Petition (Civil) No.1/2020.”Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Fines for non-essential travel across border come into effect

first_img Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Fines for non-essential travel across border come into effect WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+center_img Facebook Pinterest Previous articleRestaurants giving insurers a week to pay outNext articleHealthcare workers to get first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine today News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Anyone crossing the border from the North without a reasonable excuse will be hit with a 100 euro fine from this morning.Every adult in a car will be subject to the charge, not just the driver.Over three and a half thousand people were fined in the Republic for non-essential travel, according to figures up to the end of last week.Damien McGinnity from Border Communities Against Brexit says the new fines are needed – because of the lack of cross-border co-operation on the pandemic.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/mcginnty7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – February 8, 2021 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Power outages & debris on roads after storm force winds overnight

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Power outages & debris on roads after storm force winds overnight Previous articleShots fired at family home in OmaghNext articleDundalk win for Luke McAteer News Highland Facebookcenter_img Google+ Motorists are being advised to drive with extreme caution this morning following storm force winds overnight.Drivers are being urged to watch out for fallen trees and debris.Several hundred homes and businesses are currently without power in the west of the county with Glenties and Dungloe worst affected.Crews have been tasked to carry out repair works with a restoration time of 2pm this afternoon. By News Highland – December 19, 2019 Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more