SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) 2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSFS Real Estate Investment Trust is a close-ended Real Estate Investment Trust Scheme in Nigeria which pools funds for the primary purpose of investing in income-generating real estate. This includes residential homes, residential apartments, office blocks, shopping malls and warehouses. The Fund managers are dedicated to developing and/or acquiring high-quality stock of properties in select locations in Nigeria. They will also make opportunist investments in joint venture developments in partnership with reputable developers. Typically, the Skye Shelter Fund invests 75% in real estate and 25% is invested in real estate related investments such as mortgages, real estate backed securities and real estate related equities. This portion includes a 10% allocation to cash for liquidity purposes. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. SFS Real Estate Investment Trust is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) 2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCim Financial Services Limited (Cim Group) is headquartered in Mauritius that is regulated by the bank of Mauritius as a non-banking deposit taking institution and licenced by the Financial Services Commission as a credit financing institution offering a range of credit. The company avails individual consumers, SMEs and large corporates with financial services such as consumer finance, crediLimited t card, forex, leasing and factoring. Cim Financial Services is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) 2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileConstance La Gaiete Company Limited is headquartered in Port Louis and is involved in the farming and production of sugarcane. Constance La Gaiete Company Limited’s activities in the agro industry include the production of food crops, fruits (principally pineapples), and livestock (mainly broiler chicken). The company is also involved in real estate projects. Constance La Gaiete Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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On top of this, the oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia added fuel to the fire.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…The plunging price of oil has hit the business hard. As a result, BP’s cash flows have turned sharply negative and the road to recovery seems long and arduous.Consequently, the company has proceeded with some difficult decisions over recent weeks in an effort to preserve cash. For example, two weeks ago, the oil major announced it would be cutting around 10,000 jobs, which amounts to approximately 15% of its entire workforce.On top of this, I wouldn’t be surprised if BP soon follows in the footsteps of Shell and cuts its dividend. 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Paschal High School students discuss owning a clothing company Alexa McBridehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-mcbride/ + posts Facebook Alexa McBridehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-mcbride/ printTCU’s graphic design department now offers a minor for students.The department decided to offer the minor after considering the high demand show by both professors and students, said Lewis Glaser, a professor and coordinator of graphic design.“The strategic communication, interior design, fashion merchandising, marketing and other departments have expressed a desire for their students to have some graphic design education,” Glaser said, “and we have had a number of students from these departments in our classes over the years.”Around 60 students have already expressed interest in acquiring a minor in Graphic Design, but Glaser believes that the department will only be able to accommodate 8 – 10 minors per year.“We are accepting minor applicants on a first-come, first-served basis, after our majors have received their permission numbers,” Glaser said. “We do not anticipate adding additional class sections next semester, but the fall of 2016 may be a different matter depending on the response we get this year.”Although the department is expecting a slight influx of students, Glaser ensures that the class sizes will remain the same.“Our classes are capped at 15 students per section. If anything, we may need to add additional sections of certain foundation-level classes,” Glaser said.Glaser expressed his excitement for the future of TCU’s graphic design department as it grows and diversifies. “I believe that increasing the opportunity for students to graduate with the knowledge of foundation design is essential to today’s modern society,” Glaser said.“Having students from other academic disciplines in the classroom enriches the content for everyone in terms of perspective and considering other points of view,” Glaser said. “I am also pleased that we can provide a service to students and departments outside our “silo” that desire our support.” ReddIt The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Alexa McBride is a junior Journalism major and Film, TV, and Digital Media minor from Orange County, California. She is an Academics reporter for TCU 360. Twitter The Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop comes to Fort Worth Linkedin Previous articleTCU Board of Trustees to discuss tuition and campus carry lawNext articleEnlarging the table to talk small business Alexa McBride RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU Alumna talks success of owning a local boutique Twitter Alexa McBridehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-mcbride/ Rodeo Purple ticket package sold out Facebook Lewis Glaser, Professor and Coordinator of Graphic Design Alexa McBride Alexa McBridehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-mcbride/ ReddIt Linkedin Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week
RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is appalled by a Moscow court’s decision today to grant a request by the Federal Agency for the Supervision of Communications, Roskomnadzor, for the withdrawal of the news agency Rosbalt’s licence (see below).“This grave decision sets an extremely dangerous precedent for freedom of information in Russia and we urge the judicial system to overturn it on appeal,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Rosbalt has fallen victim not only to a repressive law with disproportionate penalties but also to absurd and unfair judicial proceedings. It has been punished for content it did not produce on the basis of inadmissible evidence, and before any court examined its appeals against the warning previously issued in this matter.”Rosbalt’s CEO Larisa Afonina told Reporters Without Borders that the news agency would appeal against the closure order.“They won’t silence us,” she said. “We will fight, not just for ourselves but also for the sake of common sense (…). If they can act like this with a news agency that has been established for 12 years and has 20 million readers a month, what will happen to other media?“And you don’t even need to publish particularly critical articles to receive this kind of treatment. All you have to do is re-post content that others have posted online! (…) What happened today is evidence of the fact that freedom of expression is now under threat in Russia.”——————————————————————————————————31.10.2013 – National news agency threatened with closure over video swearwordsReporters Without Borders is very worried by the legal action that the Federal Agency for the Supervision of Communications, Roskomnadzor, has brought against Rosbalt, one of Russia’s most popular news agencies, seeking the withdrawal of its licence. A Moscow court will begin considering the request today.The lawsuit, which could have major implications for the media, is based on the fact that swearwords could be heard in two videos that Rosbalt posted on its website to illustrate articles. An April 2013 law amending article 4.1 of the media law and article 13.21 of the administrative offences code has banned use of “obscene language” in the media.“Closing a news outlet just for posting content that included swearwords would be absurd and disproportionate,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If it complies with Roskomnadzor’s request, the court will be silencing a nationally renowned news agency and will set a very dangerous precedent for freedom of information in Russia.“The consequences of the court’s decision cannot be underestimated. We urge the court to respect the principles of proportionality and impartiality and to reject this request. This case highlights the repressive potential of the many laws passed in recent months in the name of protecting children and social morals.“Journalists are already often prosecuted on poorly supported charges of extremism or defamation. Now they can also be prosecuted for blasphemy, ‘homosexual propaganda’ or simply the use of swearwords. The increase in such broad and vague charges applicable to the media is all the more disturbing when the courts often act in such a partial and non-transparent manner.”The two offending videos cited in the lawsuit were posted during the past summer. One, about the punk group Pussy Riot entitled “The girls have sung a new song” was posted on the Rosbalt site on 16 July. The other, entitled “Krasnodar guy,” shows a man with an axe being arrested.Rosbalt said it took both videos from YouTube. The swearwords are uttered by the protagonists of the videos, not the news agency’s staff. Rosbalt complied immediately when Roskomnadzor requested the removal of the videos on 27 July.The news agency was therefore amazed to learn at the start of October that Roskomnadzor had brought two complaints against it (one for each video) and was seeking nothing less than its closure.Although it is seeking the most extreme form of sanction, the evidence that Roskomnadzor has submitted, two CD-ROMs, is far from solid. One is damaged and unusable. The other contains two videos dating from 2 October, although Rosbalt removed the offending videos in July. Roskomnadzor apparently downloaded them from YouTube, where they are still available. The judges asked language experts to examine them.Rosbalt’s lawsuit has been widely criticized in both journalistic and political circles. Both opposition parliamentarians and parliamentary representatives of the ruling United Russia party have accused Roskomnadzor of acting in an arbitrary manner.The complaints have even been condemned by one of the authors of the law banning the use of swearwords in the media, Ilya Ponomarev, who said they “violate the spirit of the law” and were meant to send a warning to all the Russian media.Despite the shaky evidence and the political support the news agency has received, Rosbalt editor Nikolai Ulyanov was already given two fines of 10,000 roubles on 25 October as a result of the two complaints. to go further October 31, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court strips national news agency of its licence News Follow the news on Russia May 21, 2021 Find out more (Photo : Rosbalt) News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Organisation Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption RussiaEurope – Central Asia Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing News May 5, 2021 Find out more
Another cyberdissident, Le Chi Quang, was released on 14 June. Apart from Tran Khue and Pham Que Duong – who is to be tried on 14 July – four more Vietnamese are still in prison for posting articles critical of the government on the Internet.They are:- Nguyen Vu Binh, former journalist on Tap Chi Cong San (communist party magazine) who was arrested on 25 September 2002.- Pham Hong Son, marketing director of a pharmaceutical company arrested on 27 March 2002.- Nguyen Dan Que, an intellectual arrested on 17 March 2003.- Nguyen Khac Toan, a businessman and former army officer arrested on 8 January 2002.________________________________________________________06.07.2004A mockery of justice for cyberdissidentsReporters Without Borders has slammed the forthcoming trials of cyberdissidents Tran Khue and Pham Que Duong on 9 and 14 July respectively as a mockery of justice.The two men, who have been imprisoned without trial since December 2002 for articles posted on the Internet, are both charged with “abuse of democratic rights with the aim of harming the interests of the State”.”The verdicts have been fixed before the two intellectuals even go before the judges. The Vietnamese authorities are holding these trials to give an illusion of a state of law. In truth justice is in thrall to the authorities and those defending them gagged,” said the organisation.The charges have been read to the lawyers and the defendants, but they have been given nothing in writing, for fear that the charge sheet could be posted on the Internet. Charges against Tran Khue and Pham Que Duong have been amended during their time in custody, which has lasted more than a year and a half. Initially accused espionage, they were in danger of life sentences. A few days before the trial, this charge was dropped and replaced with “abuse of democratic rights with the aim of harming the interests of the State and the rights and interests of its organisations and its citizens”, which carries a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment.Sources contacted by Reporters Without Borders said their lawyers had reportedly been told their presence was not required at the hearings. As a result Tran Khue will have no legal representation during his trial.Political trials in Vietnam In general only lawyers and one family member are allowed to attend trials, with plain-clothes police taking up the rest of the seats. Foreign observers are never allowed in. Trials generally last three to four hours during which time defence lawyers are given a short time to speak.It is very difficult to find lawyers willing to represent prisoners of opinion. Tran Khue and Pham Que Duong therefore have the same three representatives – two of whom have moreover officially retired. Dates of trials are often announced just a few days before the hearing, with the aim of avoiding significant reactions from the international community. During their detention, prisoners of opinion are called on to officially acknowledge their crimes in exchange for a reduced sentence.BackgroundTran Khue, professor of literature and founder of an organisation against corruption, was arrested on 29 December 2002, in Ho Chi Minh City. Placed under house arrest in March 2002, he posted articles and open letters on the Internet. He is accused of having put out news and information critical of the government. In a letter to former Chinese president, Jiang Zemin and posted on the Web, Tran Khue called for re-examination of part of the Sino-Vietnamese border agreements.Pham Que Duong was arrested on 28 December 2002 after meeting Tran Khue in Ho Chi Minh City. In March 2002, he put forward his candidacy for legislative elections in the Hanoi constituency, but the authorities rejected it. A former colonel in the liberation army and well respected by former combatants, he also belonged to the anti-corruption organisation founded by Tran Khue. He is accused of having links with “reactionary” organisations abroad and receiving and sending articles hostile to the communist regime on the Internet. The charge sheet specified that he had transmitted “libellous and baseless documents and information to certain elements abroad, which had damaged the standing of the Vietnamese State”.The official Vietnamese News Agency said the court had decided to lighten the sentence against the dissident because of his age and his “contribution to the revolution”. Pham Que Duong is a former colonel in the People’s Liberation Army._________________________________________________9.07.2004Tran Khue to be released shortlyA Vietnamese court on 9 July sentenced cyberdissident Tran Khue to 19 months in prison for “abusing democratic rights with the intention of harming the security of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”.Since he has already served this time in jail awaiting trial, following his arrest in December 2002, he should be released in the next few weeks. Reporters Without Borders welcomed Tran Khue’s imminent release but said the verdict had been completely unjustified.Tran Khue had no lawyer in court to represent him but members of his family attended the trial. He spoke during the trial to deny the charges against him. News to go further News Reporters Without Borders condemned a 19-month prison sentence against cyberdissident Pham Que Duong, aged 73, for “abusing democratic rights to harm the interests of the State”. The charge sheet specified that he had transmitted “libellous and baseless documents and information to certain elements abroad, which had damaged the standing of the Vietnamese State”. Reporters Without Borders condemned a 19-month prison sentence against cyberdissident Pham Que Duong, aged 73, for “abusing democratic rights to harm the interests of the State”. The international press freedom organisation said the sentence against him, handed down on 14 July, was designed to justify the more than 18 months he had already spent in custody. He should be released at the end of July. VietnamAsia – Pacific News VietnamAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison July 15, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Pham Que Duong sentenced to 19 months in prison April 7, 2021 Find out more News Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Help by sharing this information RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang RSF_en Follow the news on Vietnam Organisation April 22, 2021 Find out more
NewsCommunityBerney has the drive to help Limerick cancer patientsBy Liam Togher – May 15, 2014 686 Advertisement Pieta ask people to share their sunrise this Saturday TAGSBerney EiversCare To DrivecharitychemotherapydrivingIrish Cancer SocietyNational Volunteering Weekvolunteering Linkedin WITH National Volunteering Week taking place this week (May 12-18), retired Redgate resident Berney Eivers reflected with pride on his involvement with the Irish Cancer Society (ICS).He volunteers as a driver for the charity under their Care To Drive project, which offers free transport for chemotherapy patients to and from their treatment. Berney has taken more than 100 drives for the ICS since linking up with the charity in July 2012 and it began by accident rather than design.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said: “After I retired I got involved with a couple of charities but I wasn’t getting much of a buzz from it. Then I was told by my daughter, who works in University Hospital Limerick, that she heard a commercial on the radio that the ICS were looking for drivers. I did six months of training with them and then there was a vetting period before I started two years ago.”He undertakes a drive for the ICS at least once a week, possibly more often if so required. He has covered Limerick, Clare and Tipperary in his time as a volunteer, sometimes driving more than 100 kilometres to collect a patient.Berney, who also fills his time by participating in the Boherbuoy Brass and Reed Band and an investment club in Galway, said that he derives considerable enjoyment from the driving.“I really, really like it. I had helped out with other charities but that didn’t really fit the bill, but this is different. I feel very comfortable doing it and it’s not stressful at all.“The clients I help are very good and they have great personalities, considering their troubles. We have great chats in the car on the way to and from their treatment.” Print Oxfam Limerick calls on decluttering locals to do the #JoeyChallenge4Oxfam – a donation drive with a twist Generous Keith gives the shirt off his back to children’s charity Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three Limerick charities receive Aldi Community Grants donations Limerick sings from the rooftops to thank frontline workers Previous articleNewsreel for Arts…Next articleThings going ‘from bad to worse’ in Limerick Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Limerick Charity getting sweet treats from Shannon Heritage
The contract to the Norwegian vessel builder has a firm period of 15 years alongside 10 years of options BW Offshore wins FPSO services contract for the Barossa project. (Credit: michaelmep from Pixabay) Santos has awarded a $4.6bn contract to BW Offshore pertaining to the floating production, storage, and offloading vessel (FPSO) of the Barossa gas and condensate project, offshore Australia.BW Offshore will be responsible for the construction, connection, and operation of the vessel. The lease and operate contract has a firm period of 15 years alongside 10 years of options.BW Offshore CEO Marco Beenen said: “This award confirms our ability to leverage extensive operational and development capabilities to win and execute offshore energy transition related projects.“The Barossa FPSO represents a new type of infrastructure-like contract for BW Offshore with attractive long-term returns, supported by strong partnerships with equity co-investors and banks.”Santos said that the contract to the Norwegian vessel builder is subject to a final investment decision (FID) on the $3.6bn Barossa project by Santos and its partners.The FID is expected to be taken in the coming weeks, while first gas from the offshore field is anticipated to be achieved during the first half of 2025.The Australian energy company said that the FPSO contract includes an upfront pre-payment and an option to buyout. This will help Santos and its partners in the project to reduce the overall capital expenditure by nearly $1bn.Santos managing director and CEO Kevin Gallagher said: “The decision to proceed with an FPSO services contract maintains a low ongoing operating cost while engineering enhancements have significantly reduced the project’s carbon footprint.“This reduction in capital expenditure makes Barossa one of the lowest cost of supply projects in the world for LNG and will provide new supply into a tightening LNG market.”According to BW Offshore, the FPSO for the Barossa gas and condensate project will have a processing capacity of up to 800 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of gas. The vessel will also handle up to 11,000 barrels per day of stabilised condensate.BW Offshore said that the production vessel will be turret moored with a newbuilt hull based on the company’s RapidFramework design. The topside of the Barossa FPSO will weigh nearly 35,000 tons.The vessel will be constructed in South Korea and Singapore. The natural gas produced and processed by it will be exported through the Bayu-Undan to Darwin pipeline system to the Darwin LNG plant.On the other hand, the condensate produced from the Barossa field will be stored on the FPSO from which it will be offloaded periodically.Currently, Santos has an operated stake of 62.5% in the offshore gas and condensate project, located nearly 300km north of Darwin. It is partnered by SK E&S, which holds the remaining stake of 37.5%.JERA is expected to join as a partner in the Barossa project, once Santos completes the previously announced sale of a 12.5% stake to the Japanese company.
Amanda PorterReporter and Anchor for 44NewsMore Posts – WebsiteFollow Me: DECEMBER 3RD, 2017 AMANDA PORTER INDIANA Buehler’s IGA in the Jacobsville neighborhood of Evansville is closing, leaving families with few options for fresh produce, and grocery store options.The announcement came Tuesday, but many are just learning of the grocers closing. Buehler’s IGA has adjusted hours, 8 am to 6pm daily, and is expected to close after the holidays.Owned by The Houchens Food Group, the company says high theft, and low sales at Buehler’s IGA are the reason for the closing.Jobs for the 24 employees will be relocated, but a store manager says the closing is hard.“It’s sad that we all… we can’t work here anymore because we were all family.”The stores closing affects hundreds in the Jacobsville neighborhood as many people walk, bike, or bus to the local store.When fresh food, or groceries are more than one miles away, the neighborhood is considered a food desert.Jacobsville neighborhood improvement association president Melissa Tines worked to bring awareness to the possibility of the IGA closing, but the company still decided it will close the neighborhood grocery store.Tines says help from community members can prevent closings like these that affect low-income families.Families should prepare for alternative options for getting food in the house such as carpooling, using the city bus, or cabs.The next closest grocer is more than two miles away; The Save-A-Lot at Diamond Avenue, and Wesselman’s on Fulton avenue.Jacobsville neighborhood improvement association president Melissa Tines encourages anyone to join monthly meetings held every third Tuesday, or reach out to their Facebook page for more information.“This is all the more reason to come to your neighborhood association meetings, get involved with your city council, and with local businesses.” FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail