first_img ALAN CLARKE | BNP PARIBAS“I think it will be a year of two halves – a modest decline in prices in the first half, ending about five per cent down by mid-year: not too terrible. The market will then have bottomed out and start to regain ground.”YOLANDE BARNES | SAVILLS“London has slowed less than other UK regions and the top end is exceptionally resilient. We believe the London market will fall only about 0.1 per cent in 2011, as it is supported by international investors.”HOWARD ARCHER | IHS GLOBAL INSIGHT“House prices could fall about ten per cent from peak 2010 levels, so about seven per cent more from now. Current economic conditions are unhelpful and only partially offset by low interest rates. The rate of new houses and mortgage approvals coming to market will determine how prices change next year, but the supply/demand balance remains in favour of buyers for now.” Show Comments ▼ ANALYST VIEWS: WHAT NEXT FOR THE PROPERTY MARKET? Sunday 19 December 2010 10:15 pm KCS-content 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 AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Timescenter_img whatsapp Share Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapplast_img read more

With £2k to invest in the FTSE 100, I’d choose these 2 dividend stocks

first_img 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended DS Smith. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. On 29 July 2019, I wrote an article saying I’d invest £2k in Kingfisher (LSE: KGF) and DS Smith (LSE: SMDS). Of course, I didn’t know the coronavirus crisis was coming. But how have those two FTSE 100 dividend stocks fared? And would I invest £2k in them today?Benefiting from enhanced customer demandB&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher had a share price near 222p back in July 2019. Today, it’s at about 266p. Shareholder dividends became a casualty of the crisis but overall, Kingfisher has been a decent stock to hold through the challenges of 2020.5G 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…In November, the company released its third-quarter update covering the period to 31 October. Chief executive Thierry Garnier said there had been “strong” sales growth across the business. Indeed, after initial challenges, the company began to benefit from Covid-19 “as consumers spent more time in their homes and focused on improving them.” Meanwhile, Kingfisher is engaged in an intense restructuring drive aimed at boosting growth and adapting to changing retail trends, such as the swing to internet sales. Looking ahead, Garnier reckons the firm is building “a strong foundation for long-term growth.”City analysts expect dividends to crank up again next year. And with the share price at 266p, the forward-looking yield is just above 3.4%. I’d still buy some of the shares today.Expanding to serve a fast-growing sectorCorrugated and plastic packaging supplier DS Smith had a share price of near 383p in July 2019. Today, it’s at 368p as I write. And shareholder dividends were stopped when the pandemic arrived, as with Kingfisher. Overall, the stock has carried its shareholders through the crisis quite well with little loss to the value of their invested capital if they held until today.However, the half-year results report released today contains some dire-looking figures reflecting the worst the crisis had to throw at the business so far. But looking ahead, chief executive Miles Roberts is optimistic about the long-term outlook for the business. And he explained that in the second quarter, the company saw “real momentum” in corrugated box volumes and profitability. And that’s continued into the second half of the firm’s trading year.DS Smith serves the growing fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and e-commerce sectors. The business has been expanding. And the company has a strategy of building new packaging-plant facilities in order to capture higher sales from increasing demand.I think the future looks bright for DS Smith, so I would buy some of the company’s shares now. Meanwhile, City analysts have pencilled in the resumption of shareholder dividend payments. And with the share price at 368p, the forward-looking dividend yield for the trading year to April 2022 is around 3.9%.I’d aim to hold the shares for at least five years and probably for much longer than that. And my expectation would be for dividend income that grows a bit each year. And capital appreciation from a share price rising to reflect ongoing underlying operational progress. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Kevin Godbold | Thursday, 10th December, 2020 | More on: KGF SMDS Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. With £2k to invest in the FTSE 100, I’d choose these 2 dividend stocks 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. 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. 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Six Nations: Wales 16-21 England

first_imgThe good and the bad of England’s Six Nations win over Wales LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Red wall: Nathan Hughes tries to fend off Jonathan Davies and Rhys Webb. Photo: Getty ImagesHook crook – At scrum time, it seemed Wales were looking to drive England back to secure possession rather than hooking it. This was not a successful tactic, especially as England sometimes got the nudge on Wales up front. Unless they know they can overpower the opposition pack, Wales need to look at hooking the ball to ensure they retain possession on their own feed at scrum time.Over time: Liam Williams scores from a pre-planned move in the first half. Photo: Getty ImagesBoo boys – As said above, the passion of the crowd was superb, but two cases were not. First, there was no need for the booing of the English anthem – whether it be for God Save The Queen itself or the appearance of Dylan Hartley on the big screen. And the whistling that accompanied every English kick at goal was also unnecessary.STATISTICS20 – Number of tackles made by Man of the Match Joe Launchbury. Justin Tipuric and Sam Warburton were joint top for Wales with 18.8 – Number of turnovers won by Wales compared to 2 by England.22 – Number of ball carries made by Nathan Hughes, who also topped England’s metres made chart with 67.12 – Number of offloads made by England, three times as many as Wales.Wales: L Halfpenny; G North, J Davies, S Williams (J Roberts 71), L Williams; D Biggar, R Webb (G Davies 65); R Evans (N Smith 53), K Owens (S Baldwin 61), T Francis (S Lee 53), J Ball, AW Jones (capt), S Warburton, J Tipuric, R Moriarty (T Faletau 53).Try: L Williams. Con: Halfpenny. Pens: Halfpenny 2.England: M Brown; J Nowell (J May 71), J Joseph (B Te’o 65), O Farrell, E Daly; G Ford, B Youngs (D Care 65); J Marler (M Mullan 71), D Hartley (capt, J George 47), D Cole (K Sinckler 71), J Launchbury, C Lawes, M Itoje, J Clifford (J Haskell 49), N Hughes. TAGS: Highlight Corner stop: Elliot Daly scores the winning try in the closing minutes in Cardiff. Photo: Getty Images Tries: Youngs, Daly. Con: Farrell. Pens: Farrell 3.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Elliot Daly’s 77th-minute try meant England took their winning run to 16 Tests. It was a hugely physical match played at a ferocious pace against a Wales side showing their best form for many a month, so this will chart as one of the best victories of Eddie Jones’s reign.Both sides defended resolutely as the opposition maintained possession for numerous phases, Ben Youngs getting the first try before Liam Williams crossed to give Wales a half-time lead. The Welsh looked to be closing in on a famous win over England until a clearance kick was fielded by George Ford and fed to Owen Farrell, who released Daly down the wing. Daly showed the pace to beat Alex Cuthbert on the outside and as England closed out another victory – they do say winning is a habit – Wales had to settle for a losing bonus point.Here’s our verdict on the match…WHAT’S HOTPatience is a virtue – England went through 26 phases in the build-up to Ben Youngs’s first-half try. Left to right, forward and back, they stretched the Welsh defence across the pitch, didn’t panic when they couldn’t get across the whitewash despite numerous close encounters and three minutes later Youngs darted over from the back of a ruck.Ben strikes: England celebrate Ben Youngs’s try after 26 phases. Photo: Getty ImagesWales, too, put together some brilliant phase play, and while it was a pre-planned move from the back of a scrum that sent Liam Williams careering over the line, the pressure they had put England under beforehand created that opportunity.We may be living in times when instant gratification is the order of the day, but sometimes patience can bring the best rewards.Cool captaincy – Talk of who will be Lions skipper will be dominating rugby conversations until Warren Gatland announces his decision on 17 April. Alun Wyn Jones is one of the favourites and I should make clear here that he would be my choice to lead the team in New Zealand this summer, his form this season as good as its ever been.Leading man: Alun Wyn Jones during the anthems. Photo: Getty ImagesThat’s probably why I’m going to share this anecdote. After Wales had taken the lead in the first half through Liam Williams’s try, Jones was the first to run back to his own half and as the rest of the team gathered for the restart he was using his words and actions to ensure they calmed down and focused on the next play. It was cool and collected leadership – exactly what will be needed in New Zealand.Red-hot atmosphere – There was a cacophony of noise in the Principality Stadium. Wales v England games are always special and this time it felt like there was an ever sharper edge to proceedings, perhaps down to all the goings-on off the field during the week. It wasn’t just points on the board being cheered, it was big hits and smart skills. When a group of English supporters started belting out Swing Low Sweet Chariot, the home fans hit back with ‘Wales, Wales, Wales’ to drown them out. It was the kind of atmosphere that makes Test-match rugby so special, with the action on the field matching the enthusiasm off it – more of the same throughout this Six Nations please.Fans-tastic: England and Wales supporters en route to the Principality Stadium. Photo: Getty ImagesWHAT’S NOTBilly miss – There is only one Billy Vunipola. He has an innate ability to break tackles and get across the gain-line with his sheer power. This is not the strength of Nathan Hughes; his talent is taking the contact, staying upright and getting offloads away to his team-mates. England seem to be keen on Hughes playing like Vunipola rather than using his own strengths – and it wasn’t a success. He was hit hard by the Welsh defence when he tried to make a bust and was driven back when within a couple of metres of the line in the lead-up to the Ben Youngs’s try. Had Billy been on the pitch you suspect the try would have come then. If Hughes is wearing the No 8 shirt, let him play his natural game, not try to impersonate another’s.last_img read more

Gas station myth or fact: What you need to know when…

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSGas StationsMyths Previous articleWhat are 2015’s most popular baby names?Next article10 ways to be more active during the work day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here On any given day, some 40 million Americans stop at gas stations to fill their tanks. For many, it’s a weekly routine, one they don’t spend much time analyzing, but are there things you think you know about your fill-up that just aren’t true?Andrea Kaufman considers herself a fairly conscientious auto owner, but the St. Louis Park, Minnesota resident admits she doesn’t know the finer details of pumping protocol. “I’ve heard plenty of gas station tips and tricks, but I’m not always sure which ones I should believe.”Let’s set the record straight as energy experts dispel three common gas station myths.Myth #1: It’s best to buy gas early in the day.The theory is that gasoline is denser at cooler temperatures, so you’ll get more fuel per gallon early in the morning. While the basic science is correct, the experts at Consumer Reports point out two practical reasons why this is a myth.First, most gas stations store fuel in double-walled underground tanks that keep gas at steady temperatures. Second, even if there were variations, the volume difference between gasoline at 75 versus 60 degrees Fahrenheit is just 1 percent – not enough to be noticeable at the pump.Myth #2: It’s dangerous to use a cell phone near gas pumps.According to the Federal Communications Commission, there is no documented incident of a wireless phone causing a gas station fire or explosion.It’s true that many fuel companies post stickers on pumps warning motorists to turn off phones while refueling as cell phones could be a distraction. But the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) reports the most likely cause of fire at the pumps is static electricity created by drivers sliding in and out of vehicles. For safe refueling, PEI recommends you turn off the car engine, refrain from smoking and stay outside the vehicle.Myth #3: All brands of gas are the same.Like more than two-thirds of Americans, Kaufman buys gas primarily based on price and convenience. “I don’t know if there is a difference between brands,” she says. While all gasoline sold in the U.S. must meet federal requirements for performance, not all gas is the same.The auto industry has a certification system for fuel. Top Tier certified gasoline includes additional detergents and fuel additives that remove engine deposits that can hurt fuel economy.“Today’s more fuel-efficient engines need higher-quality fuel for peak performance,” says Akhtar Hussain, refined fuels expert at CHS, which markets Cenex brand fuels at more than 1,450 gas stations in 19 states. “Cenex TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline provides 2.5 times the cleaning power of conventional gasoline and removes deposits for better fuel economy and reduced emissions.”Our Top Tier certified gasoline keeps newer high-precision engines clean and helps older engines perform better, he adds. “It helps clean your engine every time you fill your tank.” Cenex TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline is available at every Cenex location. To find one near you, visit much for those tank-filling myths. Now it’s time to fuel up and enjoy the drive. Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

Go House / Agustin Landa Ruiloba

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses 2014 CopyAbout this officeAgustin Landa RuilobaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodMonterreyIcebergMexicoPublished on February 23, 2020Cite: “Go House / Agustin Landa Ruiloba” [Casa Go / Agustin Landa Ruiloba] 23 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save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 Go House / Agustin Landa Ruiloba “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Onnis LuqueCollaborators:Sofia Arevalo, Abelardo Gonzalez, Cecille Tamayo, Juan Carlos De La Garza, Isabel LandaCity:MonterreyCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. GO House is located west of the city of Monterrey, in the upper part of a subdivision, a site facing north. The commission was to make a house that would take maximum advantage of site conditions, mainly wind and views, with a limited budget.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueThe design consists of a linear solid volume with three bedrooms that stretches from north to south at the east end of the site, and cantilevers over the social areas of the house. On the ground floor, a space which includes living, dining and kitchen, is bounded by floor to ceiling glass, so that it is integrated into the garden to the west of the site.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueThe steel structure on which the bedroom volume is placed extends over the garden and supports a wooden pergola, under which lies a tequila terrace.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueAccess to the house is via a staircase contained by exposed block walls that frame views of the Sierra Madre. The door of the house is at the end of the staircase, at the southern end of the site. Through the door, the visitors are in the garden, with spectacular views of the Cerro de las Mitras.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueThe street is one level below the ground floor. There is parking, room service and laundry. The different levels of the house are articulated by a concrete volume to the east of the site with the horizontal and vertical circulation.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueThe orientation and windows of GO house generate drafts and cast shadows that can regulate its temperature naturally. The house consumes little power as it requires little use of air conditioning.Note: This project was originally published on October 12, 2014Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueProject gallerySee allShow lessTadeo House / Apaloosa Estudio de arquitectura y diseñoSelected ProjectsVA House / BAC Barrio Arquitectura CiudadSelected Projects Share Architects: Agustin Landa Ruiloba Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Year:  Go House / Agustin Landa RuilobaSave this projectSaveGo House / Agustin Landa Ruiloba Save this picture!© Onnis Luque+ 25Curated by Danae Santibañez Share CopyHouses•Monterrey, Mexico Photographs Mexico “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

HealthSure donates £8000 to sponsor Sail 4 Cancer boat at Cowes

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 July 2006 | News HealthSure donates £8000 to sponsor Sail 4 Cancer boat at Cowes Tagged with: corporate Events  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis National healthcare cash plan provider, HealthSure has donated £8000 to sponsor one of the boats supporting the Sail 4 Cancer campaign at this year’s premier sailing regatta.Sail 4 Cancer raises funds to provide sailing opportunities for patients and their families who have been affected by cancer. Sail 4 Cancer also aims to raise £40,000 per year for cancer treatment and research. The charity has sailed for the last four years at Cowes Week.‘HealthSure Diamonds’, an Elan 37 is Sail 4 Cancer’s only sponsored boat at this summer’s regatta. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Processing Equipment Manufacturer Says U.S. Lacks Hemp Processing Needs

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Processing Equipment Manufacturer Says U.S. Lacks Hemp Processing Needs By NAFB News Service – Sep 11, 2019 Processing Equipment Manufacturer Says U.S. Lacks Hemp Processing Needs Hemp farmers are worried about losses because of a lack of processing equipment. Delta Separations, a manufacturer of hemp processing equipment, claims the holdup is because U.S. banks won’t make loans for processing equipment. The company’s CEO says banks are “scared that the FDIC will penalize them for supporting anyone that has the word cannabis in their supply chain.” Because of this, the company claims farmers fear $7.5 billion of hemp will be rotting in fields this fall. The U.S. lacks roughly 90 percent of the processing capacity needed for hemp.Hemp represents a potential $8.5 billion market, according to the company, which says much of the potential is contributed to CBD oils. CBD is one of the fastest-growing consumer product segments, as 128,00 acres of hemp were planted this year, a 300 percent increase, now the hemp cultivation is legal. The 2018 farm bill legalized hemp for production, and the Department of Agriculture is working on guidance for hemp production and processing, due out later this year. Previous articleARC, PLC Safety Net Enrollment Now OpenNext articleChina Removes Some Tariffs, Pork, Soybean Tariffs Remain NAFB News Service Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

US-Nigerian journalist arrested at Lagos airport, passports confiscated for two days

first_img NigeriaAfrica US-Nigerian professor and journalist Okey Ndibe was on 8 January questioned for several hours by the internal intelligence agency, the State Security Service (SSS), after arriving at Muritala Muhammed international airport in Lagos. News News February 8, 2021 Find out more The State Security Service appeared for the last several years on Reporters Without Borders’ list of press freedom predators, before being replaced in 2010, by Ogbonna Onovo, inspector general of police. For more information . Both his American and Nigerian passports were confiscated without any explanation and were not returned to him until today when he was again summoned by intelligence agents. Reporters Without Borders, outraged at the abuse of power by the SSS and the opaqueness of their methods, calls on the Nigerian authorities to promptly provide an explanation for this incident. Did Okey Ndibe get this “special treatment” because of his vitriolic criticism of the government? We condemn the constant repressive reflexes against independent voices in this country where journalists already have to work in difficult conditions. Okey Ndibe lives in the United States where he teaches English literature at Trinity College, Connecticut and at Brown University, Rhode Island. He writes a weekly political column for Nigerian daily The Sun and contributes regularly to Nigerian publications. He says that the Nigerian government, displeased at the critical tone of his articles, was behind his short period in custody and the seizure of his passports. Okey Ndibe in 2007 strongly condemned the election, which he considered fraudulent, of President Umaru Yar’Adua, angering the government. Ndibe said that an anonymous source had warned him that an arrest warrant had been issued against him in 2008. He had not returned to Nigeria since. The journalist talks about his arrest on the website as well as in an online article posted on the website of The Sun . While anxieties are being voiced about the forthcoming general elections in April 2011, Ndibe said recently that “Nigeria (had) become the kingdom of terrorists and criminals”. Yesterday he repeated his criticism of the government, but said he was not concerned about his own fate. “I have not broken any law so I have no reason to worry”. The incident has provoked some strong reactions. Nigerian professor Wole Soyinka, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, said, “Election neurosis has clearly gripped a most insensitive and inept Security apparatus. (…) It must never happen again. The nation is urged to remain vigilant and proactive in the protection of their citizen rights. These, let us remind ourselves, include freedom of expression, freedom to associate, and freedom of movement. The infringement of any one of these, no matter who is the victim, becomes the collective responsibility of all and must be sternly addressed. A movement towards fascism begins with seemingly innocuous violations”. Two Nigerian organisations based in the United States, the Nigeria Democratic Liberty Forum (NDLF) and the Nigeria Peoples’ Parliament in the Diaspora (NPPID), said they feared “a resurgence of official terrorism on the part of the federal government and the security forces” that was “reminiscent of the dark days in the history of our country”. Reporters Without Borders recorded at least 40 press freedom violations in Nigeria in 2010. Four journalists were murdered during the year, two of them while doing their jobs. The country, one of Africa’s most lethal for journalists, and where the safety of members of the media is a source of permanent concern, is ranked 145th out of 178, in the organisation’s 2010 world press freedom index. NigeriaAfrica Follow the news on Nigeria Help by sharing this information to go further Receive email alertscenter_img June 10, 2021 Find out more Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria RSF_en News Organisation January 10, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US-Nigerian journalist arrested at Lagos airport, passports confiscated for two days Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms News Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Win Halloween Spooktacular tickets

first_imgTwitter NewsLocal NewsWin Halloween Spooktacular ticketsBy Alan Jacques – October 11, 2017 1694 Halloween Spooktacular competition winners Previous articleWin Halloween Spooktacular ticketsNext articleMunster appoint new Head Coach Alan Jacques Spooky goings on all around Limerick Email WhatsApp Beyond the neon runes Paranormal investigators uncover link to Limerick Hellfire club Printcenter_img Facebook Walking with Limerick’s ghosts WE are giving away two pairs of tickets for the Halloween Spooktacular in Curraghchase Forest Park on Sunday October 29.The scenic forest walks will be turned into a Halloween terror trail for this nightmarish fundraiser in aid of AK UTD and other organisations within the Kilcornan community. The event has an over 13 age warning this year as it promises to be a darker experience than last year.And to up the ante on the scare front, local Prince of Darkness, Darren Shan, who has sold more than 25 million copies of his terrifying young adult novels, will even help out with some of the actor’s dialogue. The Limerick writer is world renowned for sending shivers down spines, so all the stops are being pulled out for this Halloween in Curraghchase.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Tickets cost €20 each and are available now at win one of two pairs of tickets simply email [email protected] with your name and contact number. TAGSAK UnitedCurraghchase Caravan and Camping SiteCurraghchase Forest ParkDarren ShanHalloweenHalloween SpooktacularKilcornanlimerick Capturing the spirit around Lough Gur Advertisement Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

‘Colonial Attitude Of Police Not Eliminated’ : Plea In SC Seeks Enforcement Of Guidelines To Curb Custodial Torture

first_imgTop Stories’Colonial Attitude Of Police Not Eliminated’ : Plea In SC Seeks Enforcement Of Guidelines To Curb Custodial Torture LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK7 July 2020 8:59 PMShare This – xIn the backdrop of the horrific custodial death of father-son duo Jayaraj and Bennix in Tamil Nadu, a petition has been filed in the Supreme Court of India, seeking elaborate guidelines to ensure prevention of custodial torture.The writ petition filed in public interest states that the Tamil Nadu incident “underlines afresh the urgent need for institutional correctives within the policing…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?LoginIn the backdrop of the horrific custodial death of father-son duo Jayaraj and Bennix in Tamil Nadu, a petition has been filed in the Supreme Court of India, seeking elaborate guidelines to ensure prevention of custodial torture.The writ petition filed in public interest states that the Tamil Nadu incident “underlines afresh the urgent need for institutional correctives within the policing system in this country and the acute need for India to enact a strong law to prohibit and prosecute cases of torture and custodial deaths, in fulfillment of its legal obligations, both national and international, to guarantee protection to right to life”. The petition filed by People’s Charioteer Organization (PCO), through its Secretary, Legal Cell, Mr. Devesh Saxena, Advocate, laments that “we failed to eliminate the colonial attitude of our police”.The plea states that despite the guidelines of the SC in the DK Basu case, custodial torture is continuing unabated.”…there are gaping legal lacunae in the legal, legislative and statutory framework of India, owing to which the we’re witnessing a prevailing epidemic of Custodial Violence/Rapes/Torture, at the hands of certain our men in uniforms, which equates to nothing but a blatant violation and mockery of Human Rights, legitimized, facilitated and perpetrated by the State Machinery”, the plea states.The petitioner states that there has been a lack of implementation of the guidelines as passed by SC in cases of Prakash Singh v. Union of India (2006 8 SCC 1) and D. K. Basu v. State of West Bengal (1997) 1 SCC 416.In this backdrop, the petitioner prays for issuance and laying down of guidelines to fill the gaping lacunae in the Indian Legal System, and for ensuring an effective and purposeful framework and its enforcement to fulfill the constitutional obligation of ensuring and securing the right to life and to live with human dignity and the prevention of custodial torture/deaths/rapes, in exercise of the plenary and inherent power of the Supreme Court, under Article 142 of the Constitution of India;The petitioner also prays for a direction, to the Central Government to form an Independent Committee monitored by the Supreme Court, consisting of members from all the relevant departments/ministries to review the entire legal framework and find pitfalls in the existing legal framework in order to curb the menace of custodial torture/deaths/rapes, so as to enable rehauling of the legislative mechanisms in consonance with the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court, with due regard to the recommendations of the Law Commission(s) and the International Legal Regime.The petition has been drawn by Shashwat Anand, Advocate.Click here to download petitionRead PetitionNext Storylast_img read more