G20 reassures that it will tackle food price inflation

first_img Share alison.lock THE Group of 20 leading economies have started working-level talks on the soaring food prices that are stoking fears of a repeat of the 2008 food crisis. Global food prices hit a record high last month, outstripping the levels that sparked riots in several countries in 2008, and key grains could rise further, the United Nations’ food agency said this week. Policymakers’ major concern is that, if unchecked, rising food prices could stoke inflation, protectionism and unrest. Hundreds of youths clashed with police in several Algerian cities including the capital yesterday over food prices and unemployment, residents said. Rising food prices could also set back the recovery from the financial crisis by eroding consumers’ disposable budgets in the fast-growing emerging economies that are leading the revival. Rhee Chang-yong, who represents South Korea at the G20, said working group talks were under way in the G20 with the aim of improving global cooperation to resolve food security problems ahead of a summit hosted by France. “France is emphasising food security. As a former host country of G20, we would like to deal with the price volatility problem thoroughly,” Rhee said. French President Nicolas Sarkozy has asked the World Bank to conduct urgent research on the impact of food prices, Reuters sources said. Last year, wheat futures prices rose 47 per cent, buoyed by bad weather including drought in Russia and its Black Sea neighbours. U.S. corn rose more than 50 per cent and US soybeans jumped 34 per cent. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation said in a report on Wednesday that sugar and meat prices were at their highest since its records began in 1990. For wheat, rice, corn and other cereals, prices were at their highest since the 2008 crisis. During that crisis, riots broke out in countries from Egypt to Haiti. Import prices jumped, forcing many countries’ trade balances into a deep and costly deficit and several governments in Asia imposed export restrictions on rice. whatsapp Friday 7 January 2011 11:59 am G20 reassures that it will tackle food price inflation whatsapp 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 PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

A CAP Resources Limited (ACAP.bw) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgA-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileA-Cap Energy Limited formerly (A-Cap Resources Limited), listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is an Australian-based mineral exploration company with extensive interests in Botswana where it holds over 5 000 square kilometres of exploration licenses. A-Cap is the first company to produce a JORC compliant uranium resource in Botswana and is a significant contributor to the world’s uranium stock. Its main activity is centered on the ongoing feasibility study of the Letlhakane Uranium Project in the northeast of Botswana, and the Southern Pans Project which is located northwest of Letlhakane and the Bolau Prospects to the north. A-Cap also has extensive interests in coal exploration with various tenement portfolios in Botswana.last_img read more

Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgOando Plc (OANDO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Oando Plc (OANDO.ng)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileOando Plc is the largest integrated energy solutions provider in Nigeria and internationally. The company has onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration operations throughout Africa and trades in crude refined and unrefined petroleum products. Separate operations are responsible for storing, hauling and distributing petroleum and gas products; providing logistics and other services; and managing aviation activities. Oando Trading supplies and trades crude oil and petroleum products which includes naphtha, gasoline, fuel oil, gas oil, kerosene and bitumen. Oando Financial Trading & Hedging offers a highly centralised and financial risk management framework and is active in most financial energy markets worldwide. Oando Shipping & Chartering has access to a global pool of shipping brokers and vessel owners which means it is able to offer highly competitive rates for shipping and chartering services. Established in 1956 and formerly known as Unipetrol Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to Oando Plc in 2003. Oando Plc is a subsidiary of Ocean and Oil Development Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Oando Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Election Toolkit helps Episcopalians engage in nonpartisan activities

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Faith & Politics Donald Trump, Election 2016, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Helene de Boissiere – Swanson says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Posted May 18, 2016 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Doug Desper says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group May 19, 2016 at 8:39 am I am delighted that TEC is encouraging folks to vote in the ucpoming election and participate in politics. For many years now our organization has been promoting the Equal Rights Amendment. I am hoping that other Episcopalians will become more active in moving our great nation to pass the ERA. We only need three more states and resolutions at previous General Conventions have called for the renewed support for the passage of the ERA. I invite all to visit our website and facebook page to learn more.Love and Light in Christ,Helene de Boissiere, Founder Katrina’s Dreamhttp://www.katrinasdream.orgKatrina’s Dream is an Episcopal organization founded in the memory of the Rev. Katrina Swanson who was one of the “Philadelphia Eleven” The first group of women to be ordained in the Episcopal Church. The mission of Katrina’s Dream is to promote the full inclusion of women in the church and in society and other social justice issues. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The 2016 election in the United States remains the top of the news in media outlets, and it is inevitably a topic in personal conversations. To provide education about the election as well as assisting in being prepared, The Episcopal Church has developed an online toolkit with a webpage that outlines how individual Episcopalians and congregations can participate in the electoral process through a number of nonpartisan activities.Through the Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN), information is also available on an important initiative, the Episcopal Pledge to Vote.  The EPPN is calling on all Episcopalians to pledge that they will cast a vote in the general election. You can make your pledge to vote and find the toolkit which is designed to assist Episcopalians in being informed and engaged voters on the EPPN election webpage.“On November 8 our nation will head to the polls to decide a number of important elections, and there are many opportunities for Episcopalians to engage in this electoral process,” noted Lacy Broemel, manager for communications and operations, in the Episcopal Church Office of Government RelationsBroemel explained that the Episcopal Church policy recognizes voting and political participation as an act of Christian stewardship, calling upon congregations to engage in conversation on public policy issues, to develop voter registration and issue education campaigns, and to advocate to counteract threats to voting rights.All election engagement resources, including the downloadable Episcopal Election Engagement Toolkit, are available on the Episcopal Public Policy Network site here.Among the possible non-partisan activities offered are: engaging young adults who are eligible to vote for the first time; hosting a candidate forum; advocating for voting rights legislation; and hosting Get Out The Vote campaigns.“Engaging in elections is one way we can live out our call to care for our neighbors as ourselves,” Broemel explained. “Election engagement goes beyond simply casting a ballot, but includes engaging in civil discourse and protecting voting rights.”#EpiscopaliansVote Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis May 20, 2016 at 8:18 am The Toolkit materials give a sense that requiring a photo ID to vote is overly restrictive. I cannot disagree more. The Toolkit goes at length to suggest ways that people should prepare themselves to become both involved and informed. Most of these suggestions require time and effort, including networking with those less-involved to become more interested. The simple fact is that voter fraud has been widely practiced and obtaining a proper ID – while requiring effort – is not an obstacle to people who are truly investing themselves and educating themselves. Comments (2) Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Election Toolkit helps Episcopalians engage in nonpartisan activitieslast_img read more

Why is suicide on the rise in the US – but…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Steven Stack, Professor of Criminal Justice, Wayne State University. Note: This article first published on theconversation.com.Suicide now ranks in the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S.In 2015, 44,193 Americans died by their own hand. That was more than the number killed in motor vehicle accidents (37,757) and over twice the number who died through homicide (17,793).The number of suicides per 100,000 Americans rose 30.4 percent between 1999 and 2015. The increase has not been uniform across all demographic groups. Those in midlife had the largest uptick in suicide. For example, for those ages 45 to 54, the rate increased from 13.9 persons that age to 20.3, or 46 percent, during that period.However, suicide rates in other developed nations have generally fallen. According to the World Health Organization, suicide rates fell in 12 of 13 Western European between 2000 and 2012. Generally, this drop was 20 percent or more. For example, in Austria the suicide rate dropped from 16.4 to 11.5, or a decline of 29.7 percent.There has been little systematic research explaining the rise in American suicide compared to declining European rates. In my view as a researcher who studies the social risk of suicide, two social factors have contributed: the weakening of the social safety net and increasing income inequality.The safety netThere is evidence that rising suicide rates are associated with a weakening of the social norms regarding mutual aid and support.In one study on suicide in the U.S., the rising rates were closely linked with reductions in social welfare spending between 1960 and 1995. Social welfare expenditures include Medicaid, a medical assistance program for low income persons; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, which replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children; the Supplemental Security Income program for the blind, disabled and elderly; children’s services including adoption, foster care and day care; shelters; and funding of public hospitals for medical assistance other than Medicaid.Later studies found a similar relationship between suicide and social welfare for the U.S. in the 1980s and between 1990 and 2000, as well as for nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Economic Development.When it comes to spending on social welfare, the U.S. is at the low end of the spectrum relative to Western Europe. For example, only 18.8 percent of the U.S. GDP is spent on social welfare, while most of the OECD nations spend at least 25 percent of their GDP. Our rates of suicide are increasing while their rates fall.While their suicide rates are on the decline, three European nations still have rates above that of the U.S.: Belgium, Finland and France.Income inequalityThe degree of the gap between the rich and the poor in the U.S. also differs from that of Europe.Research has generally found that the higher the level of income inequality in the U.S. states, the higher the probability of death by suicide. According to social strain theory, when there’s a large gap between the rich and poor, those at or near the bottom struggle more, making them more susceptible to addiction, criminality and mental illness than those at the top.Take the GINI index, a standard measure that varies between zero, or no inequality, and one, or a scenario where one household receives all the income. Most European nations fall between a GINI of 0.271 and 0.305, while the U.S. gap between its rich and poor measures at 0.410. That means that, for example, the U.S. has 34.4 percent more income inequality than Austria. This represents a relatively high amount of financial strain faced by U.S. families.Income inequality in the U.S. has been increasing for several decades. This wasn’t always the case. Between 1928 and 1979, the share of the top 1 percent declined in every state but Alaska. But then, over the next three decades, the average income of the top 1 percent of U.S. families increased by 200.5 percent, fully 10 times the increase seen by the rest of U.S. families.By 2013, the average income of the top 1 percent was $1,153,293, more than 25 times greater than the average income of the rest of U.S. families.The ensuing economic strain is a risk factor for suicide. As U.S. income inequality has been increasing, one study found an increasing percentage of midlife suicides reportedly associated with financial problems.It’s important to note that work on suicide’s relationship to both income inequality and social welfare is scant. Rigorous research is needed to update what we know about the present American context. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSSuicidetheconversation.com Previous articleOrange County loses a leader and a gentle spirit: In remembrance of Ron PlummerNext articleFlorida moves up to 34th nationwide in child well-being Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Ruling on ACA subsidies

first_imgSome 6.4 million people breathed a sigh of relief on June 25. On that day, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in the King v. Burwell case to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s subsidy provision. The law provides federal subsidies in the form of tax credits to low-income individuals so they can purchase health insurance on state or federal exchanges.Have the justices, especially the conservatives, suddenly developed compassion for the millions who would lose health insurance without the subsidies? Hardly. Chief Justice John Roberts’ majority opinion said the ACA was enacted to “improve health insurance markets,” reported the June 26 New York Times.A slew of briefs supporting subsidies were submitted by hospital corporations seeking reimbursements for care, and health insurance companies concerned that without them millions of people would drop the policies. The court decided subsidies make good business sense.The ACA was intended to insure many of the 47 million without coverage, those foregoing medical care or becoming bankrupt to obtain it. It contains some good provisions, such as requiring insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions and provide free preventive health services for women. States were mandated to expand Medicaid to all adults earning up to 133 percent above poverty line or face financial penalties. Federal subsidies would be extended to other low-income individuals to purchase insurance policies.Conservatives have repeatedly tried to overturn the ACA in Congress and fought the law in the courts ever since Congress passed it on March 23, 2010. The law survived a legal challenge when the Supreme Court affirmed it on June 28, 2012.However, the high court handed the right wing a victory when it gutted a crucial ACA provision in the 2012 decision, which allowed states to opt out of expanding Medicaid without penalties. Today, 21 reactionary state legislatures, many in the South, refuse to expand this vital government program — even refusing billions of federal dollars to cover the costs. This has left millions of low-income individuals, many African American, without desperately needed medical coverage.A Catch-22 in the ACA left workers earning below the poverty level and eligible for Medicaid — but denied it — ineligible for insurance subsidies.Unsurprisingly, the pro-corporate Supreme Court has sabotaged campaign finance laws, opposed women’s health care in employer insurance plans, set back workers’ rights to sue bosses for wage discrimination and gutted part of the historic Voting Rights Act. The court issued two reactionary decisions on June 29, one allowing the use of a pain-causing execution drug, the other blocking a plan to limit toxic emissions from power plants.Health care for people, not for profit!Millions have gained health insurance under the ACA, many through Medicaid in Washington, D.C., and the 29 states that expanded the program. However, 36 million people are still uninsured — including those excluded from Medicaid — largely because of the expense. Without insurance, medical costs are prohibitive for many. Moreover, the ACA does not cover undocumented immigrants.Even though the ACA is a progressive measure, it is still based on the capitalist for-profit system. Individuals have to buy policies in the marketplace. Deductible costs are too high, say many workers. Co-payments are increasing. Employees covered in company plans complain of expensive co-payments.The United States is the only highly industrialized country without universal health care. Yet, this is the wealthiest country — that is, the capitalist class is the richest, but not the majority of the population. This country’s medical care is the most expensive. But it fails compared to that in 10 other countries in “access, equity, quality, efficiency and healthy lives,” said the Commonwealth Fund in June 2014.This is because U.S. health care is an industry increasingly privatized by corporations and aimed at maximizing profits. Patients are asked about their insurance first — even in emergencies. Ability to pay factors into getting quality care, maybe any care.The struggle must continue to block conservatives’ attempts to undercut the ACA, Medicaid or Medicare — and to demand Medicaid expansion in every state. “Improved Medicare for all,” raised by single-payer advocates, should be ­supported.Ultimately the slogan “Free health care for all!” should prevail. It’s the capitalist system and the profit motive which stand in the way of this worthy goal.Cuba has the model health care system. Quality, humane, free medical care is provided for everyone, paid for by the government. There is no health care industry, no profit motive. Health care is a basic human right and a top priority on the socialist island.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA Expands Insurance Options for Farmers Transitioning to Certified Organic Agriculture

first_img Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleEthanol Production Continues High, Demand Continues Slow Hoosier Ag Today Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Expands Insurance Options for Farmers Transitioning to Certified Organic Agriculture Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 18, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new step to support farmers transitioning to certified organic production, by expanding a crop insurance option to allow producers to purchase insurance coverage that better reflects their product’s actual value. The expanded coverage is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) continued commitment to provide farmers with resources and tools to meet the growing demand for certified organic products. The Secretary made the announcement at the White House during remarks to participants at the USDA Market Summit. “Consumer demand for organic products continues to increase and the industry has experienced remarkable growth, representing more than $39 billion in U.S. retail sales,” said Vilsack. “This growth creates opportunities for farmers and businesses across the country. Expanding the safety net for farmers wanting to enter the organic market ensures they have the tools and resources they need to meet this growing demand while protecting their operation.”The organic sector is growing, and certified organic products often return higher profits for farmers. It can take producers three years, however, to transition from conventional to certified organic production. Previously, producers of transitional crops were only able to insure them at the same price as a conventional producer. But today’s announcement enables producers to insure transitional crops to their contract price (within approved limits).Producers transitioning to certified organic production can now use the Contract Price Addendum to cover their crops at a higher price than traditional crops. The Contract Price Addendum allows farmers transitioning to organic production to insure certain crops at their contract price rather than the published U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) price election.RMA has also expanded organic premium price elections to 57 crops, up from four in 2011, providing organic producers the option to protect their 2016 crops closer to the market value. Barley, rice and wheat are among the crops for which organic price elections have been added. New additions for 2017 will include grapefruit, lemons and oranges.For example, under the Contract Price Addendum, a producer in Nebraska can use a contract price for millet up to a maximum of $7.34 per bushel (for transitional) or $8.44 (for certified organic production), as opposed to using the existing RMA price elections of $3.67 (for transitional) or $4.22 (for certified organic production). A Contract Price Addendum fact sheet is available online at https://go.usa.gov/cyFGR.Since 2009, USDA has strengthened programs that support organic producers as they grow, thrive and respond to increasing consumer demand for organic products. Last year, USDA reported that U.S. certified and exempt organic farms sold a total of $5.5 billion in organic products in 2014, up 72 percent since 2008. The U.S. retail market for organic products is valued at more than $39 billion, and in 2014 there were 19,474 certified USDA organic operations in the United States, representing nearly a 250 percent increase since 2002. Worldwide, in 2014 there were nearly 28,000 certified organic operations in more than 120 different countries. More information about USDA’s support under this Administration for organic producers and businesses can be found at www.usda.gov/results.Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. Contact a local crop insurance agent for more information about the program. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers or online at www.rma.usda.gov/tools/agent.html.The sales closing date is the last day to buy a new policy or change an existing policy’s coverage level. Producers can find sales closing dates for the crops in their states by referring to RMA’s regional office state directory. Current policyholders also have until the sales closing date to make any changes to their existing contracts.A list of commodities eligible for the Contract Price addendum is available online at www.rma.usda.gov/news/currentissues/organics/cpa_eligibility.html.More information on risk management tools available for organic farmers can be found on the RMA organic crops website. Visit www.usda.gov/organic to learn more about USDA’s resources for organic agriculture. USDA Expands Insurance Options for Farmers Transitioning to Certified Organic Agriculturelast_img read more

French journalist expelled, radio stations censored, journalists threatened

first_img News Central African RepublicAfrica Six years on, same unanswered questions about French journalist’s death in CAR Central African RepublicAfrica Receive email alerts News November 19, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French journalist expelled, radio stations censored, journalists threatened Help by sharing this information News RSF_en CAR policeman who shot reporter must be punished, RSF sayscenter_img Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the serious decline of the press freedom situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Since the attempted coup d’état in the country on 25 October 2002, two international radio stations have been censored, a French journalist was expelled without explanation from the airport in the capital, Bangui, and several local journalists have been threatened.Reporters Without Borders has asked the CAR authorities, especially President Ange-Félix Patassé, to take measures to guarantee press freedom. The organisation has asked that the censored radio stations be allowed to broadcast again, that local journalists who seek it be provided with better protection, and that foreign correspondents who cover news in the country be granted greater freedom.According to information collected by Reporters Without Borders, the radio stations Africa n°1 and Radio-France Internationale (RFI) can no longer be heard in Bangui. Africa n°1, a pan-African station, cannot be heard since the attempted coup d’état on 25 October. RFI programmes cannot be heard since 16 November. The head of state complained about RFI’s news coverage on 9 November. “If you continue, I will remove RFI from the FM dial in Bangui,” he warned. On 19 November, Communications Minister Gabriel-Jean Edouard Koyambounou denied switching off the stations’ transmitters, attributing the situation instead to a likely technical breakdown caused by “heavy rains or thunder.”On 17 November, border police expelled Thierry Oberlé, a special correspondent for the French daily newspaper “Le Figaro”, from Bangui’s Mpoko Airport, without providing any explanation. According to the journalist, a mercenary from former French police officer Paul Barril’s group appeared to be overseeing operations at the airport.Several local journalists have complained of threats from CAR security forces. Among them, Joseph Benamse, a correspondent for the American news agency Associated Press and BBC radio, was threatened on 14 November by a presidential chauffeur who also heads an armed militia. The journalist explained, “Supported by seven well-armed soldiers, he followed my car and forced me to stop in front of the BICA (a bank), where he accused me of bias in my coverage of the recent events that have shaken the country.”Maka Gbossokotto, publication director of “Le Citoyen”, also claims to have received physical threats. His telephone line has been cut repeatedly and the journalist believes he is under surveillance.Moreover, on 15 November, a group of CAR journalists called for the release of Prosper N’Douba, a presidential spokesperson and publication director of the newspaper “Centrafrique Presse”. He has been held by supporters of General François Bozizé since 25 October. General Bozizé has claimed responsibility for the recent coup d’état attempt. to go further December 13, 2019 Find out more RSF decries arbitrary blocking of two CAR news websites Follow the news on Central African Republic April 6, 2021 Find out more News May 13, 2020 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

Speech and language therapist shortage

first_imgHospital bosses deny claims of manipulating trolley figures Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Advertisement Previous articleBualadh Bos, Limerick’s first festival for children’s theatre and literatureNext articleAge Action Limerick hosts security trade fair John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Free counselling service for carers of Limerick’s estimated 2,500 stroke survivors Print Linkedincenter_img Facebook TAGShealth NewsBreaking newsSpeech and language therapist shortageBy John Keogh – September 22, 2014 579 Limerick on Covid watch list  A NEW report has found that there is one speech and language therapist for every 203 children in need of therapy in the Mid West – one of the highest ratios in the country. Has anyone encountered any difficulties in accessing services? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the newsroom on 061 413322 or [email protected] Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Email Limerick Senator has beef with meat industrylast_img read more

Harrington teams up with Limerick company

first_imgLinkedin Facebook Advertisement TAGSlimerick Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img THREE time golf major champion, Padraig Harrington, has joined forces with Golf Voyager, the Limerick-based booking engine that allows golfers to custom-build their own golf package in minutes.Golf Voyager was established in 2012 by entrepreneurs Conor Galvin and Fintan Ward, with one main vision, to offer golfers the easiest way to book their golf holidays. Golf Voyager platform enables those booking a golf holiday to custom-build their own package in real time.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is the first online booking tool on the market to offer an entire golf holiday booking capability, including tee time booking, hotel and transport, in a matter of minutes. The Irish-based company offer a best price guarantee, with full coverage of Spain, including well known courses such as Valderama and PGA de Catalunya, shortly to be joined by Portugal, mainland Europe, the UK and the Americas.Padraig Harrington becomes the company’s first ambassador and will be used to promote the website around the world.Conor Galvin, Golf Voyager MD, said, “We’re extremely excited to be partnering with a legend of the game such as Padraig and to have his backing of our online service means a lot to us. We believe that we have built a tool that will significantly improve the experience for anyone looking to organise a golf holiday.”Padraig Harrington, said, “I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world playing professional golf for over 20 years and I can appreciate how time consuming it can be to arrange everything that goes into organising a golf trip. Golf Voyager offers golfers an easy way to arrange their holiday and I was surprised at how simple a process it was using their website. In just a few clicks you can book your hotel, choose the courses you would like to play and get a real-time update on price. Golfvoyager.com takes the stress out of booking golf vacations and it’s amazing how easy it is to use!” Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Previous articleBeyond the neon runesNext articleScaling your business for National Enterprise week Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp BusinessNewsHarrington teams up with Limerick companyBy Staff Reporter – May 12, 2017 927 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more