Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) 2013 Presentation

first_imgChampion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2013 presentation For more information about Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng)  2013 presentation Company ProfileChampion Breweries Plc is an established brewery in Nigeria manufacturing Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta as well as a selection on non-alcoholic beverages. The company also brews and packages products under contract to Nigerian Breweries Plc. The main brands in its product portfolio are Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta. Champ Malta is a flavoured beer with a golden colour and distinct aroma. The company has undergone a number of name changes; established as South East Breweries Limited, the name changed to Cross River Breweries Limited and thereafter to Champion Breweries Limited which was later changed to Champion Breweries Plc. In 2011, Consolidated Breweries acquired a 57% equity stake in Champion Breweries which was originally held by Montgomery Ventures Inc (Panama). In 2013, Raysun Nigeria Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heineken, purchased Consolidated Breweries and now holds a majority equity stake in Champion Breweries Plc. The company’s head office is in Akwa Ibon state, Nigeria. Champion Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited (ALPL.mu) 2020 Presentation

first_imgAtlantic Leaf Properties Limited (ALPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2020 presentation For more information about Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited (ALPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited (ALPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited (ALPL.mu)  2020 presentation Company ProfileAtlantic Leaf Properties Limited is a real estate company incorporated in Mauritius. The company is the first pound dominated Global Business Licence company to be listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited invests in high quality, investment grade real estate assets and companies which deliver solid returns for investors through both income and quality growth. Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited is listed on the Mauritius Stock Exchange as well as the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.last_img read more

2 UK growth stocks I’d buy over Argo Blockchain

first_img Edward Sheldon owns shares in Keywords Studios, Microsoft and Hargreaves Lansdown. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Activision Blizzard and Microsoft. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Electronic Arts, Hargreaves Lansdown, and Keywords Studios. 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. 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. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Edward Sheldon, CFA | Thursday, 11th March, 2021 | More on: KWS TM17 Argo Blockchain is one of the most popular stocks in the UK right now. Last week, it was the third most purchased stock on Hargreaves Lansdown.However, ARB isn’t a stock I’d buy for my portfolio. While the company appears to be growing rapidly, there are a few risks that concern me. One is the high valuation (its market-cap is £870m and its forward-looking P/E ratio is about 350). Another is the fact its revenues and share price are unpredictable because they’re closely linked to the price of Bitcoin.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…That said, there are plenty of UK growth stocks I would buy for my portfolio today. Here’s a look at two of them.A play on the new Xbox and Playstation consolesOne UK growth stock I like right now is Keywords Studios (LSE: KWS). It’s a leading provider of technical services, such as software engineering, testing, and art creation, to video game developers. It serves nearly all of the big hitters in gaming such as Electronic Arts (FIFA), Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty), Epic Games (Fortnite) and Microsoft.The video gaming industry is growing at a phenomenal rate. According to Mordor Intelligence, the global market was valued at $162bn in 2020 and is expected to reach $296bn by 2026. That represents annualised growth of more than 10%.I see Keywords as a great ‘picks-and-shovels’ play on this high-growth industry. No matter what games or consoles are dominant in the years ahead, it should benefit.One risk here is the stock’s valuation. Currently, the forward-looking price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is about 39. This means it’s priced for strong growth. But if growth does disappoint, the share price is also likely to fall. It’s worth noting that Keywords’ share price has been quite volatile in the past.All things considered however, I think this is a top UK growth stock. I see it as a safer pick than Argo Blockchain.Another top UK video game stockSticking with the video gaming theme, I also like the look of Team17 (LSE: TM17). It’s a leading UK independent video game developer. Its games – which are available on multiple gaming platforms – include Worms Rumble, Overcooked: All You Can Eat, Monster Sanctuary, and The Survivalists.This is a company growing at an impressive rate. Between FY2015 and FY2019, revenue jumped from £10.4m to £61.8m. Recently, it advised that for the year ended 31 December 2020, it delivered year-on-year revenue and adjusted EBITDA growth of 34% and 36% respectively – ahead of the board’s expectations. It also said it looks ahead to 2021 with confidence in its pipeline.There are risks to the investment case, of course. One is that future game releases could be disappointing. This could impact the share price. The stock’s current forward-looking P/E ratio of 36.6 doesn’t leave a huge margin for error.Overall however, I see a lot of appeal in this growth stock. This is a very profitable company growing at a fast pace. Again, I’d buy the stock over Argo Blockchain. Enter Your Email Address 2 UK growth stocks I’d buy over Argo Blockchainlast_img read more

Eddie Jones to coach Super Rugby’s Stormers after World Cup

first_img TAGS: Japan It will be Jones’s third stint in Super Rugby, having coached the ACT Brumbies between 1998-2001 and the Queensland Reds in 2007, before working with South Africa as an assistant as they won the World Cup in the same year.Jones commented: “I am a coach that enjoys a challenge and I see this job as a huge challenge, but one that excites me tremendously. Eddie Jones will leave his position with Japan at the end of the World Cup to take up the vacant coaching position at Super Rugby’s DHL Stormers Japan coach Eddie Jones‘s rise in stock has not been bad news for all South African fans, with the Australian-born mastermind named as the new coach of Super Rugby side DHL Stormers.The Cape Town-based side announced their new coaching addition on Monday, two days after the Springboks succumbed to Jones’s Japan side in Brighton in their opening World Cup game.Stormers director of rugby Gert Smal says Jones was an obvious candidate for the vacant position and he hopes the 55-year-old can help develop the current group of players.“Eddie was always on my mind in terms of potential external candidates and it’s a massive coup that we have signed a coach of his ability – really, his coaching credentials and achievements do speak for themselves,” he said in a statement on the club’s website.“I really enjoyed our interactions and working with Eddie during the 2007 World Cup, he can add even more value here – both in terms of pushing for trophies and, importantly, in helping the continued development of our coaches and players.” Eddie Jones at the 2015 Rugby World Cup LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Having worked with the Springboks in 2007, and in the process working closely with people like Gert Smal, Allister Coetzee, Jean de Villiers and Schalk Burger, it gave me a brief taste of what Stormers rugby and Western Cape rugby is all about.“I am well aware of the responsibilities that come with this job, one of the biggest franchise jobs in world rugby, but I am also excited about the talent available in the DHL Stormers squad and the potential of this playing squad. This is a challenge I am looking forward to.”last_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_imgRapidísimas Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Por Onell A. SotoPosted Apr 10, 2014 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH center_img Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Las autoridades de Israel han cerrado el acceso a lugares de devoción para los cristianos como el Santo Sepulcro diciendo que es para mantener el orden y solemnidad de la Semana Santa pero grupos cristianos han interpretado la acción como un ataque a la libertad religiosa. El lugar del Santo Sepulcro se encuentra bajo el control de la antigua ciudadela y desde 1967 está en manos de Israel después de la guerra de los “Seis Días”.El periódico francés “Le Monde” conocido por su línea liberal y pro revolucionaria, dijo recientemente en su editorial: “Los venezolanos llevan una lucha continua contra el despilfarro, la  corrupción y el autoritarismo político. Es un cóctel socio-nacionalista inspirado en el ejemplo cubano y el anti-imperialismo militante que saca sus fuerzas de un viejo fondo revolucionario latinoamericano. Es la herencia de un caudillo militar”.Acaba de aparecer el libro “Chavistas en el imperio: secretos, tácticas y escándalos”  escrito por el periodista venezolano Casto Ocando que revela las inversiones secretas en los Estados Unidos y los negocios que han operado desde la llegada de Hugo Chávez al poder. El libro expone la doble cara del chavismo: por una parte una enemistad feroz contra el país del norte y  por otra las grandes inversiones secretas como empresas y edificios de lujo en el mismo. En una extensa lista el libro revela los nombres de los ministros, militares, parlamentarios y banqueros que están bajo investigación por el gobierno federal de Estados Unidos. El libro también revela los dineros del petróleo que han sido empleados para sobornar en el país y el extranjero.Recientemente  hubo una reunión en Caracas con el fin de encontrar puntos comunes para la paz. La oposición pide la libertad de todos los presos políticos, el desarme de los grupos armados patrocinados por el gobierno, la libertad de prensa y reunión,  la destitución de funcionarios chavistas en la Asamblea Nacional, el Ejército, la Corte Suprema y otras instancias como la dirección de Ministerio del Tesoro. Estos puntos serán remitidos al ejecutivo mediante un delegado imparcial. Desde ya se cree que el gobierno rechazará discutir esos puntos. También se aceptó con beneplácito la medición del Vaticano.A pesar de que las leyes brasileñas permiten que las iglesias no paguen impuestos  debido a su labor social hay iglesias evangélicas “que además de intentar llevar creyentes al paraíso celestial, también operan acciones para llevar dólares a paraísos fiscales”. Por esa razón,  Ministerios Públicos investigan a  templos que pudieran ser usados para lavado de dinero, ocultamiento de patrimonios y evasión fiscal.Bob Coy, joven pastor que dirigió la segunda iglesia evangélica más numerosa del Estado de la Florida desde 1985, ha renunciado. La iglesia llamada “Capilla del Calvario” tiene 20,000 miembros y está situada en Fort Lauderdale, una ciudad cercana a Miami.  Coy dijo que renunciaba por razón de “dos fallas morales” que había cometido pero no dijo cuáles eran.David White, que fue profesor del Seminario Evangélico de Teología de Matanzas, Cuba,  falleció el 1 de abril en su hogar de Nashville, Tennessee, a la edad de 92 años. Por varios años enseñó ética y otras materias en Matanzas. Hizo su tesis doctoral sobre el pensamiento de José Ortega y Gasset (intelectual español, 1883-1955). Sus alumnos lo respetaban por su carácter sobrio y sus conocimientos de varias materias teológicas. Al principio de la revolución en 1960 junto con otros misioneros norteamericanos en Cuba, escribió una carta al Presidente de Estados Unidos afirmando que la revolución era un “genuino movimiento nacionalista” sin conexión con las ideas socialistas de la época. Posteriormente cambió su posición al ver lo que pasaba en Cuba.Bargeeta Almby, misionera evangélica sueca de 72 años fue víctima de un asalto a mano armada en Punjab, India, donde ha trabajado por 38 años. No perdió la vida pero está en estado crítico en un hospital local. Frans Van der Lugt, sacerdote jesuita holandés de 72 años fue asesinado en Siria por dos desconocidos.  Hace cuatro años se le ofreció salir del país pero rehusó diciendo “necesito estar con mi pueblo”. El sacerdote Juan Francisco Blandón, párroco de la Iglesia Concepción de María del Municipio de Wiwili, a 300 kilómetros al norte de Managua, Nicaragua, fue muerto tratando de mediar en una disputa matrimonial. Desde principios de año 24 mujeres han perdido la vida a manos de sus esposos o compañeros de vida.PANCARTA. En una de las tantas manifestaciones de Caracas se podía leer la siguiente pancarta: “Fascista no es el pueblo que desconoce a su gobierno. Fascista es el gobierno que desconoce a su pueblo”. Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AKlast_img read more

House H / Chris Collaris Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Tim van de Velde+ 46Curated by María Francisca González Share Chet Liu, Y.C. Liu Engineering Surroundings By Mary Arthur Inc. House H / Chris Collaris Architects Year:  Architects: Chris Collaris Architects Area Area of this architecture project Interior Design: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928003/house-h-chris-collaris-architects Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Tim van de Velde Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House H / Chris Collaris ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse H / Chris Collaris Architects CopyHouses•Mount Brydges, Canada Construction Architecture:MilDon Homes LtdConstruction Interior:Cardinal Fine CabinetryCity:Mount BrydgesCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tim van de VeldeRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. The Dutch architectural office of Chris Collaris designed a villa in Mount Brydges, overlooking the green fields and woods in the rural area of Southwestern Ontario, Canada. While having a successful green nursery, an adjacent plot of 50 hectares, mainly consisting of seasonal beans fields and woods, was the number one chance for the client to extent the existing property and getting it ready to build a villa for the rest of their life. To fit the design to the future wishes of the client, the villa had to be life cycle proof. But the design also had to meet the demands of a big family house, because a family growth of children with grandchildren had to be foreseen.Save this picture!© Tim van de VeldeSave this picture!North elevationSave this picture!South elevationSave this picture!© Tim van de VeldeThe functional program had the most important influence on the architectural design. All the living spaces have been organized on one floor. The spread of this program lead to a central atrium which connects all spaces and brings in light from the most inner part of the building structure. Natural daylight comes from above and most of the long sight lines in the villa go through the atrium. Every single space on the floor plan has a different connection and orientation to the outside. With green bean fields and woods the view is different in every room. The villa is specifically designed on the climate in Southwest Ontario. Summers can be very hot and winters are always cold with lots of snow. The villa has been designed with a big canopy stretching longer and shorter in different directions. The canopy is keeping the intense sun light and warmth out of the house in summer, but allowing it in again in winter.Save this picture!© Tim van de VeldeSave this picture!© Tim van de VeldeThe majority of the materials used in the villa are coming from local production areas. The natural stone of the floors (inside and outside) and the facades are coming from a quarry in Ontario. The Douglas fir cladding of the canopy is coming from a local forest and some furniture pieces (the coat rack and dining table) are even made with wood of old trees from the plot. The big green roof (Liveroof Ontario) has been produced on the fields of the green nursery next to the plot. Making as much as possible with sources and materials from a local area was important to the client, echoing the joy of the social nearness of the bigger family with all children and grandchildren. In this way, the villa found its destiny as a future proof sustainable inheritance of the whole family, made with things which were pleasantly close.Save this picture!© Tim van de VeldeProject gallerySee allShow lessJINS Ginza Loft Shop / Schemata ArchitectsSelected ProjectsJujube Orchard Station / Original ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928003/house-h-chris-collaris-architects Clipboard Houses Manufacturers: Douglas fir Tilsonburg, Ontario, Wiarton Buff limestone quarrier 2019 ArchDaily Area:  1423 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Structural Engineer: Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeChris Collaris ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookMount BrydgesCanadaPublished on November 11, 2019Cite: “House H / Chris Collaris Architects” 10 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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! 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Jeans for Genes to set up as independent charity

first_imgJeans for Genes to set up as independent charity 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Jeans for Genes is in fact an umbrella charity made up of four partner charities:* Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital* CGD RT (Chronic Granulomatous Disorder Research Trust)* MPS (Mucopolysaccaride Diseases)* PiA (Primary Imunodeficiency Association)Every year guest charities are invited to be part of the Appeal. This year the guest charities are:* SPARKS* WellChild* XP* Fragile X* GIG* Turner SyndromeLast year the charity raised £3.5 million and aims to raise £4 million in 2006.The Jeans for Genes team, which has been based at Great Ormond Street Hospital for the past ten years, will be moving to office space which has been donated by Mellon, an international financial corporation and supporter of Jeans for Genes Day. The team will move to office space in Mellon’s London office near Blackfriars in the City. The existing team of five has grown to eight in the last few months with potential for further expansion.Dona Selby, who has been Executive Director of Great Ormond Street Hospital for nearly 14 years, will take on the role of Director of Marketing and Communications for the charity.Jeans for Genes has plans for expansion beyond the successful Jeans for Genes Day and will be initiating a variety of events to take place all year round. These include challenges, The London Marathon, Fashion Shows and a Denim and Diamond Ball.center_img National charity Jeans for Genes is leaving its base at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and is setting up as an independent charity.The national charity, which raises funds for medical research into genetic disorders affecting children, celebrated its tenth anniversary last year. Its major fundraising event is Jeans for Genes Day when millions of people swop the usual dress code and wear jeans in support of the charity. The appeal is simple: adults pay £2 and children £1 to take part. All they have to do is wear their jeans on the Day, which this year is 6 October, and join in with whatever fun and games is organised as part of the day by teachers, students or office co-ordinators. Advertisement  77 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 23 May 2006 | Newslast_img read more

Trial of newspaper accused of libelling president’s brother opens today in Ouagadougou

first_img Reporters Without Borders voiced its support today for the Ouagadougou-based fortnightly L’Evénement, which is accused of libelling the president’s brother, François Compaoré, by linking him to the 1998 murder of journalist Norbert Zongo. The trial is due to start today in Ouagadougou.“After last year’s outrageous decision to dismiss all charges and close the Zongo case, this year begins with a high-profile libel suit against a newspaper,” the press freedom organisation said. “Referring with too much precision to François Compaoré’s role in the Zongo murder has clearly become a well-established taboo under President Blaise Compaoré.”Reporters Without Borders added: “In practice, L’Evénement is under attack just for reporting the local news, covering what Reporters Without Borders did in connection with the case, and challenging the prevailing culture of impunity.”The subject of the lawsuit is several articles in the 25 October issue concerning a news conference about the Zongo case which Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard had given in Ouagadougou five days before. The president’s brother above all felt he had been libelled by front-page headline, accompanied by his photo, that said: “So it’s him, François Compaoré. Until now we had not been able to say his name. Reporters Without Borders has finally done it.”At the news conference five days before, Reporters Without Borders had called on the Burkina Faso state prosecutor to reopen the Zongo murder case on the grounds of new evidence produced by Ménard linking François Compaoré and businessman Oumarou Kanazoé to the case.The inside pages of L’Evénement’s issue contained three reports, an editorial and a press release about the case. The first report, headlined “The lies of the witnesses François Compaoré and Oumarou Kanazoé,” was about the documents which Reporters Without Borders had handed over to the state prosecutor.The second report, headlined “No one more blind that the one who refuses to see,” criticised the refusal of the judicial authorities to reopen the case, despite the new evidence produced by Reporters Without Borders. The third one, headlined “So it’s him, François Compaoré?,” was about the murkier aspects of his role in the case. The editorial criticised the failure of the attorney general and state prosecutor to do their job. The press release was the one issued by Reporters Without Borders condemning the judicial authorities’ refusal to reopen the case on the grounds of the new evidence.Investigating judge Wenceslas Ilboudo issued a decision on 19 July 2006 dismissing all charges against the leading suspect, former presidential guard chief Marcel Kafando. According to article 189 of the code of criminal procedure, the case could thereafter only be reopened if there were “new accusations” liable to “strengthen the accusations that have already proved too weak” or to “contribute new developments useful in establishing the truth.”Zongo was an investigative journalist and editor of the weekly L’Indépendant. His charred body and those of three companions were found on 13 December 1998. RSF_en News News June 7, 2021 Find out more Burkina FasoAfrica Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Burkina FasoAfrica January 8, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Trial of newspaper accused of libelling president’s brother opens today in Ouagadougou to go further Reporters Without Borders voiced its support today for the Ouagadougou-based fortnightly L’Evénement, which is accused of libelling the president’s brother, François Compaoré, by linking him to the 1998 murder of journalist Norbert Zongo. “Referring with too much precision to François Compaoré’s role in the Zongo murder has clearly become a well-established taboo under President Blaise Compaoré,” the organisation said. Organisation May 5, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more News Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder Follow the news on Burkina Faso French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso Newslast_img read more

Guest Opinion | PUSD – Cheating is a Problem to Hide, Especially in Sierra Madre

first_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Pasadena Unified School District’s flagship elementary school is Sierra Madre Elementary School. The Sierra Madre school has regularly been seen as PUSD’s highest performing school – #1 when the API scores used to come out and #1 again when the new SBAC testing regime scores came out last fall. The Sierra Madre school is also rightfully the pride of the City of Sierra Madre. Sierra Madre enjoys an active parent support network for the school, and its citizens have long been vocal and effective proponents for resourcing the Sierra Madre.But now there is a question mark hanging over Sierra Madre as to whether PUSD discriminatorily protected it against disclosure of cheating at the scho0ol while taking a harsher stance toward Northwest Pasadena schools.“PUSD wouldn’t get away doing to Sierra Madre what it did to Madison” – True or False?A constant refrain of the grassroots coalition the Citizens’ Council for Empowerment and Justice at Madison is that PUSD would never get away with doing to Sierra Madre what it did to Madison. That refrain arises from the fact that, when Sierra Madre had to recently select a new principal, Superintendent Brian McDonald of course gave it the right to have a principal selection committee of Sierra Madre stakeholders that selected three applicants for the position — from which McDonald selected the new Sierra Madre principal. At the same time, he refused to form a principal selection committee for Madison Elementary School; instead, he unilaterally imposed Juan Ruelas as its principal with no site input. Madison is the most heavily-Latino, most heavily English second-language, and the poorest community in PUSD, while Sierra Madre is the most heavily-White, the lowest Latino, the lowest ESL, and among the richest communities. Saying that PUSD would never get away with doing to Sierra Madre what it did to Madison is just another way of saying that PUSD treats Madison, a Northwest Pasadena school, in a racially-discriminatory and wealth-discriminatory manner.Some Pasadena leaders say that Madison’s grassroots organization should change its message and stop saying PUSD would never get away doing to Sierra Madre what it did to Madison. Rather than concluding that those critics are saying we should stop repeating that refrain because they don’t want to hear the unpleasant truth that PUSD is acting in a racially-discriminatory and wealth-discriminatory manner, we’ll make the more benign interpretation that they believe the accusation of differential treatment is untrue. There’s a long history of Madison being under-resourced and Sierra Madre being well-resourced that might support the differential treatment assertion. But let’s look to a different issue to illustrate the unpleasant truth about comparative PUSD treatment of Sierra Madre and Northwest Pasadena elementary schools – i.e., the treatment of elementary schools when they are caught cheating on student testing.The treatment of Northwest Pasadena’s Roosevelt schoolwhen it was caught cheating on state testingOn January 10, 2012, PUSD issued a press release indicating that Roosevelt Elementary School – a PUSD Northwest school closer to Madison’s demographics than to Sierra Madre’s – was caught cheating and having to forfeit its nomination as a National Blue Ribbon school. PUSD’s press release was followed by embarrassing news stories in Pasadena Now and the LA Times which reported on the Roosevelt cheating disqualification from the National Blue Ribbon honor. Significantly, Roosevelt’s principal at the time the school got caught cheating was Juan Ruelas, the principal who McDonald later imposed on Madison. McDonald’s rationale for denying Madison stakeholders’ involvement in selecting a new principal was that Roosevelt’s test scores during Ruelas’ tenure showed that he had accomplished educational miracles at Roosevelt and that he could do the same thing for Madison. (The 2012 bad publicity has come to haunt Ruelas because it has led to the recent more searching examination of Ruelas’ record that is the basis for the grassroots coalition’s contention that Ruelas’ reputation for educational achievement at Roosevelt is built on quicksand.Unlike Roosevelt’s cheating, Sierra Madre’s is kept under wrapsOur public records requests for documents related to the cheating at Roosevelt forced PUSD to disclose to us a smoking gun – a September 2, 2011, email that PUSD’s Chief Technology Officer at the time, Dr. Gary A Carnow, sent to 6 other PUSD administrators. In Carnow’s email was the following statement: “Roosevelt, …, and Sierra Madre will not be eligible for any awards for two years based on the filing [sic-finding] of irregularities.” Based on Carnow’s email, we realized that Sierra Madre had cheated on test scores like Roosevelt had, so we filed a public records request with the California Department of Education. A document produced to us by the Department of Education confirmed that Sierra Madre was caught cheating around the same time that Roosevelt was caught cheating.But unlike the public exposure of Roosevelt’s cheating, Sierra Madre’s cheating was not publicly revealed – until publication of the February 18, 2016, Sierra Madre Weekly story on Sierra’s cheating based on documents we gave it. Its story reports that PUSD Associate Superintendent Mercedes Santoro confirmed that the Sierra Madre school was caught cheating (albeit by doing her best to minimize it). The Board of Education was apparently informed on September 13, 2011, that Sierra Madre had been caught cheating, but they learned about it in closed session. By telling the Board in closed session, the PUSD administration prevented Board members from publicly disclosing Sierra Madre’s cheating because it is a criminal misdemeanor to disclose information learned in closed sessions unless the Board as a whole votes to release the information. Apparently no Board member has ever thought that Sierra Madre’s cheating was important enough for the Board to publicly disclose it like Roosevelt’s was disclosed. Insofar as we can determine, PUSD never issued a press release on Sierra Madre’s cheating like it did for Roosevelt, so there was no media coverage of the cheating like there was for Roosevelt until 4 ½ years later on February 18.Thus, PUSD’s Sierra Madre flagship skated through the last 4 ½ years without its reputation for sterling educational achievement soiled by the fact that some of that achievement was earned only through cheating. The Northwest Pasadena school Roosevelt was accorded no such protection from public disclosure. PUSD would never get away with doing to Sierra Madre what it did to Madison.The grassroots Madison coalition is going to keep repeating that PUSD would never get away with doing to Sierra Madre what it did to Madison.Dale Gronemeier and Skip Hickambottom are local civil rights attorneys who represent the Citizens Council for Empowerment and Justice at Madison. 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