New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Limited is a multi-media company with extensive interests in newspaper and magazine publications and television and radio broadcasting. Leading newspaper publications in the New Vision stable include The New Vision, Saturday Vision, Sunday Vision, Rupiny and ETOP; leading magazine publications include Bride & Groom, Flair for Her, Bukedde, Bukedde Lwamukaaga, Bukedde Ku Ssande and Kampala Sun. The company oversees online publications, including sites that advertise jobs, services and activities. New Vision operates a platform for bulk SMSes, polling and aggregation. Radio stations in the media group include XFM, Bukedde FM, Radio West, Radio Rupiny, Etop Radio, and Arua One FM; and free-to-air television channels such as Bukedde TV, TV West, and Urban TV. Its commercial division prints books, annual reports, diaries, calendars and other products corporate stationary needs. Its marketing services division offers expertise in social media and media research services which includes managing online campaigns and organised events. New Vision Printing and Publishing Company is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgNorthern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileNorthern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc is a milling company in Nigeria which mills wheat and other grains and sells its products under the Golden Penny brand name. Products produced by Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc include wheat flour, semovita, wheat offal, masaflour, germ flour, masavita and corn offal. Its retail and wholes range for banking and confectionary includes Golden Penny flour, Golden Penny sugar and Golden Penny rice. The company’s head office is in Kano, Nigeria. Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Aviva or Prudential share price: which is more attractive right now?

first_imgThe Aviva or Prudential share price: which is more attractive right now? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Enter Your Email Address Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 | More on: AV PRU Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Alan Oscroft owns shares in Aviva. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Prudential. 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Image source: Getty Images I’m pleasantly surprised at how UK insurance shares have come back from the 2020 stock market crash. I own Aviva (LSE: AV) shares myself, and I’ve often come close to buying Prudential (LSE: PRU) too. Since mid-February last year, just before the crash kicked in, the Aviva share price is down just 2%. The Prudential share price, meanwhile, is up 4%. I rate those as pretty respectable performances considering what we’ve been through.I’ve always considered the insurance business resilient over the long term, if volatile over short periods, and often cyclical too. And I’ve almost always had one or two insurance stocks tucked away among my long-term investments. But in Aviva, have I picked the wrong one? The insurance giant has been facing reorganisation pressures, and the share price has stagnated. Over the past five years, Aviva shares are down 4%.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…Bigger Prudential share price gainsThe Prudential share price has climbed 40% over the same period, which is clearly a better result. Still, I have been getting my Aviva dividends. The 2019 Aviva dividend was cut by the Covid-19 pandemic and the FCA’s instruction to hold back the cash. But for 2020, the company has announced a 21p dividend, for a 5.2% yield on the current Aviva share price.Prudential, meanwhile, has been paying a lower dividend, typically around 2.5% per year. So we’re looking at better dividends from Aviva, against a superior Prudential share price performance. I’m happy with my choice of Aviva, but I’m seriously thinking of adding Prudential shares to my ISA.There’s one thing I particularly like about Prudential, and that’s its changing international approach. The company, like others in the sector, is undergoing a restructuring and refocusing process, which should open it up more to the Asian market. That’s where many of the world’s developing economies are, and with growing wealth comes increasing demand for insurance products.New focus risky?Are there risks there too? Well, yes. As my Motley Fool colleague Andy Ross has pointed out, the new Asia focus could result in less diversification than before. And the quest for Asian growth could come at a cost to the dividend, which is already modest. Hopefully, we’ll see Prudential share price growth to compensate, but that’s by no means certain yet.What about Aviva? We still don’t have the full picture of how the company’s restructuring will turn out, though there are improvements. Costs are looking better controlled and the firm’s balance sheet is healthier than it has been. But investors are increasingly focused on liquidity in the financial sector, and might want to wait until we’re past the current uncertainties before deciding whether to buy.Share prices to level off?We might also see a bit of profit-taking with both of these companies. Some investors will have bought during the 2020 crash to try to make a quick profit from any recovery. Since last year’s low point, the Aviva share price is up 80%. The Prudential share price, meanwhile, has more than doubled. So the temptation to sell is thereI think we might see some share price weakness in the coming months. But with an investing horizon of five years or more, I’d be happy to count both among my investments. See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Conor Murray: How to master box-kicking

first_img Sarah Hunter: How to control the ball at No 8 The Glasgow and Scotland scrum-half gives his top… Beauden Barrett: How to mix your kicks Every month Rugby World features advice from professional players and coaches on specific skills. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Beauden Barrett: How to mix your kicks Collapse Protection detail“Your blockers are generally forwards around the ruck, so you need to have an understanding with them too. A lot of teams now make the ruck really long to take the pressure off as defenders are further away.“Blockers must be aware of what’s in front 
of them, so that guys don’t run through, and not get in the way of the kick.”This article originally appeared in the March 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine. “Controlling the distance is key for the kick to be contestable for the wings or full-back. I do drills marking out a box about 25 metres away and try to land the ball in there as often as 
I can.“The optimum distance is 22-25 metres, but it depends how fast your wings are and how high you can kick the ball.”MORE SKILLS ADVICE… George Horne: How to be a sniping nine Expand The England Women’s captain gives her tips for… Expand Conor Murray: How to master box-kickingMunster, Ireland and Lions scrum-half Conor Murray is famed for the timing and precision of his box-kicking. Here he explains how he does it…Working together“You need an understanding with your wings and full-back. They need 
to know how high and how far you can kick it, so they can time their run.“We’ll do reps in training so they get used to how long I take to get the kick away, so they can be onside and have the best chance of getting the ball back.”Technical details“The ball drop is very important. I like to kick it right under the ball, on the tip, while other guys kick it further up.“I’m unorthodox in that I drop the ball with two hands rather than one and I’ve had to work so it falls in the correct position. If you drop it with one hand you have more time to correct as your hand is on the ball longer.”Distance drills Boxing clever: Ireland’s Conor Murray releases a box-kick against New Zealand (Getty Images) Sarah Hunter: How to control the ball at No 8 The Ireland scrum-half offers his top tips on this critical skill for No 9s All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett, the World Rugby… George Horne: How to be a sniping nine LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Solar Bears looking forward to homestand

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Single-game tickets are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com. Full and half-season ticket plans are now available by visiting OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com. The Solar Bears mobile app, presented by BB&T, gives Solar Bears fans everything they need right in their pocket. The app is also home to the brand-new Loyalty & Rewards Program, which provides Solar Bears fans with opportunities to accumulate points and redeem them for exclusive prizes. The app is FREE and available for both iOS and Android devices. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, and play all of their home games at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.Follow the Solar Bears at OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com, Facebook and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following SolarBearsHockey.Season tickets, Corporate Flex vouchers, and Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on all of the Solar Bears ticket packages, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com.Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel and headwear can be purchased online at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop. Please enter your comment!  Falls 3-2 to South Carolina despite Watling’s goal and assistcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Patrick Watling picked up a goal and an assist, but the injury-ravaged Orlando Solar Bears (24-18-5-2) dropped a 3-2 decision to the South Carolina Stingrays (26-20-2-1) on Sunday afternoon at North Charleston Coliseum.Click here for the box score.The Stingrays opened the scoring with a late first period goal during an odd-man rush, as Rob Flick flipped the puck to his left for Domenic Monardo, who fired a shot through the pads of Ryan Massa at 19:21.Patrick Watling evened the score with an early second period goal as Kyle Shapiro sent a long pass up the left side to Chris Crane, creating a two-on-none breakaway with Watling. Crane dished the puck to his right for Watling to beat Adam Carlson at 1:41.South Carolina took the lead again at 2:05 of the third period when Patrick Gaul redirected a feed from John Parker underneath Massa.The Solar Bears tied it up a 2-2 while Milos Bubela sat in the box for a boarding minor, as Patrick Watling flew down the right wing and drove the net, forcing Carlson low to make a save. Watling was joined by Brenden Miller, who elevated the puck over the leg of the sprawled netminder at 3:40.Andrew Cherniwchan netted the game-winning tally at 10:03 when he one-timed a pass from Colton Saucerman at the blueline over the glove of Massa.Massa took the loss with 23 saves on 26 shots against; Carlson earned the victory with 25 stops on 27 shots against.Three Stars:1) Andrew Cherniwchan – SC2) Domenic Monardo – SC3) Patrick Watling – ORL UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSOrlando Solar Bears Previous articleUpdating Breaking News: Single car accident kills driver in ApopkaNext articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter NEXT HOME GAMES:Solar Bears vs. Norfolk Admirals – Thursday, Feb. 16 – 7 p.m. – Thirsty Thursday – Fans can enjoy $5 domestic draft beers throughout the Amway Center. Fans can also take advantage of $2 Coors Light drafts before and after Thursday’s game, along with food specials at Ferg’s Depot on Church Street. Fans can purchase discounted game tickets for as low as $14 at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/fergs.Solar Bears vs. Norfolk Admirals – Friday, Feb. 17 – 7 p.m. – Faith & Family Weekend presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson, P.A.Solar Bears vs. Norfolk Admirals – Sunday, Feb. 19 – 1:30 p.m. – Faith & Family Weekend presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson, P.A.last_img read more

An addiction researcher shares 6 strategies to address the opioid epidemic

first_img 2 COMMENTS TAGSopioidstheconversation.com Previous articleJoin The Apopka Voice team: Sales Associate neededNext article12 Tips for Shopping at Goodwill Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Irvin Waller, author of Smarter Crime Control which is guide to politicians based on evidence – see web and twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Robert Jan Hedgepath, LCSW, LCAS Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twittercenter_img April 28, 2018 at 3:01 pm May 4, 2018 at 10:59 am By Nabila El-Bassel, Professor of Social Work, Director of Social Intervention Group, Columbia University.Editor’s Note: This article first published on theconversation.comThe devastating opioid epidemic is one of the largest public health problems facing the U.S. Over 2.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from opioid use disorder.Four in five new heroin users started out misusing prescription painkillers. A 2015 analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found people who are addicted to painkillers are 40 times more likely to be addicted to heroin.The epidemic actually began more than three decades ago. In 1980, crack and cocaine addiction contributed to the thousands of overdose deaths, whereas now people die from pain relievers and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.In 1990, I began studying its relationship to HIV and the experiences of people with multiple addictions. My research team and I have recruited research participants from emergency rooms, methadone programs, jails, prisons, an alternative to incarceration projects, and HIV and primary care clinics. We have examined barriers to accessing care for drug addiction and HIV, and some of the lessons we have learned apply to the broader population.Two faces of the opioid addictionYears ago, I interviewed Jennifer, a former nurse, who was prescribed antidepressants to cope with childhood sexual abuse trauma. When this didn’t help, she stole narcotics from her clinic and was fired. With no access to pain pills, Jennifer began using heroin and cocaine. She reported facing stigma from health care providers due to her addiction, and she lacked access to counseling for depression. Jennifer’s case is not unique; many women face a lack of access to services addressing trauma and gender-based violence.Tarryn Vick takes a dose of methadone at a clinic in Hoquiam, Wash., where she is being treated for drug addiction, June 15, 2017. AP Photo/David GoldmanMore recently, our research team interviewed John, who started using narcotics prescribed for back pain. His need for increasingly higher dosages exceeded the number of pills his physician would prescribe, so he turned to friends and then began heroin and injection drug use.Although incarcerated numerous times for accidents while driving impaired, he said he was never asked about addiction or referred to drug treatment by his primary care office. Since John detoxed “cold turkey” in prison, he often overdosed after his release, reuniting with his “running buddies.” Recently, one of John’s buddies saved his life by using a free naloxone kit from a health department stall at a street fair. John was lucky: Thousands of opioid users cannot access naloxone.Not addressing the core causesThough overprescribing opioids may have contributed to the current epidemic, many addiction experts believe that the root causes remain poverty, incarceration, drug and health policies, stigma toward people who use drugs, and a lack of access to drug treatment.Yet much of what has been done to end the opioid epidemic has focused mainly on [reducing the number of prescription painkillers] and improving drug monitoring programs to identify newly filled prescriptions, which are not the real solutions to the growing opioid epidemic. In my view, there has been no clear policy action or plan to address the major root causes of the problem and improve access to drug treatment. President Donald Trump‘s plan to address the opioid epidemic emphasizes punishment, reduction of supply, and law enforcement strategies with no potential to produce an important change in the crisis.Here are my six recommendations to address the opioid epidemic.Increase Medicaid coverage for drug treatment in all statesThe number of states providing benefits for addiction treatment grew with the creation of Affordable Care Act in 2010 and the expansion of Medicaid benefits – but only for states that opted to expand. Now, 32 states and the District of Columbia have adopted Medicaid expansion, which provides medical coverage including addiction treatment for most low-income adults.However, an estimated 2.5 million Americans fall into a coverage gap, where they are not eligible for Medicaid because their state did not expand and they make too little to qualify for marketplace subsidies.Integrate drug treatment into primary careMedication-assisted treatment – the practice of treating addiction with medicines – must be made available in primary care settings and integrated with health care services. The majority of the 2.5 million individuals with an opioid use disorder do not receive evidence-based MAT. Few states have integrated this treatment.The Affordable Care Act is designed to promote the improved integration of substance use in health care services in a more efficient and cost-effective way. There is extensive scientific evidence supporting integration into primary care.Some of the major barriers include state and federal regulations on credentialing and provision of medication-assisted treatment, such as strict rules on how and who can prescribe buprenorphine in primary care settings; shortage of physicians with training to treat substance use disorders; and clinic costs to meet the demands of staff training.Reduce stigma of health care providers toward drug usersWhile health care providers understand addiction is a disease, research shows they commonly view addiction as a moral failure. In fact, studies show that negative attitudes by health professionals toward patients with substance use disorders are common. They are a major reason individuals do not seek, receive or complete addiction treatment or access harm reduction services such as syringe access programs.Increase and customize programs that reduce harmI believe harm reduction – access to services aiming to reduce harm from the addiction rather than just treating it – is critical. Syringe exchange programs allow people with addiction trade in used syringes for new ones, reducing exposure to HIV, hepatitis C or other diseases that occur frequently in those with addiction. Supervised injection facilities would provide a safe place for drug users to inject illicit substances with medical staff nearby.Address neglected populations within the criminal justice systemThose addicted to opioids in prison and jails are often left untreated. Medication-assisted treatment, such as the use of methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone should be provided to all inmates. Upon release, individuals should receive naloxone to use for themselves or others. To avoid relapse, access to addiction treatment and other care is imperative.The anti-overdose drug naloxone saves hundreds of lives a year. PureRadiancePhoto/Shutterstock.comMake naloxone available to allI have seen countless research participant lives saved by relatives, friends and partners who received naloxone. Recent evidence shows states that actively promoted naloxone experienced 9 to 11 percent reductions in opioid-related deaths. States need strategies to make naloxone available and affordable to everyone, not just first responders. Medicaid should also reimburse naloxone prescriptions for home settings.Even after 30 years, drug use remains stigmatized and individuals are left untreated. Understanding stories like Jennifer’s and John’s help destigmatize drug use and convey the need to address addiction in primary health care settings and link individuals to treatment in their communities. These six points are certainly important; however, I believe there will be resistance from the public because of what their perception of addiction, and addicts, truly is. Therefore, public awareness is vital. Getting information out there is crucial. This is starting to happen because family members of the wealthy and well-known are falling into the grip of addiction, however, it isn’t being disseminated quickly enough. Pharma needs to take greater responsibility; they and physicians need to play a much more important role regarding this huge issue. Is it asking too much that the pharmacological companies hold seminars in each and every state and that physicians be required to attend in order to better understand what the risks are for the medications they prescribe? Sending “flyers” out to the physicians is a mere band-aid. Harm reduction is good, and we can talk about one treatment model versus another, but the money needed will soon become less and less available. Public awareness must become more of a priority if real progress is to take place. And, folks, personal responsibility must be included. There has been little said regarding this aspect of addiction and it’s time for it to be included in the discussion. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply While these may be good ideas, you left out upstream prevention and the Portuguese model. One case history mentioned trauma from childhood sexual abuse. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey shows that sexual violence impacts many children and young adults. It shows that long term consequences are normal and by implication might lead to opiod use. Can you say more and why you did not include this?The Portguese model is being proposed to the Canadian government by the caucus of the members of parliament! If the Trudeau government get a majority in the next election in 2019, I would predict significant expansion in mental health and housing services as well as the Portuguese model. Can you say more and why you did not include this?last_img read more

YouTuber heads campaign to plant 20 million trees by 2020

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. American YouTuber MrBeast is heading a campaign to get 20 million trees planted by New Year – one tree for every dollar donated.The #TeamTrees campaign aims to raise enough money to plant 20 million trees around the globe by 1 January 2020, reaching $5 million in its first 48 hours, and almost $8 million in total so far. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPJKxAhLw5I&t=3s[/youtube] #TeamTrees started in May 2019 when the internet challenged MrBeast (real name Jimmy Donaldson) to plant 20 million trees to commemorate hitting the 20m subscriber milestone. Fans then suggested he teamed up with other YouTubers and influencers to make it happen. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13  770 total views,  11 views today  771 total views,  12 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13center_img Tagged with: environment social media YouTube The campaign is being run with the Arbor Day Foundation with all donations through TeamTrees.org, the YouTube donate button, Arbor Day’s #TeamTrees Facebook fundraiser, or the #TeamTrees Tiltify fundraiser sent directly to the charity to fund the tree-planting.The trees will be planted in a variety of forests on public and private lands in areas of great need with the goal to plant trees on every continent except Antarctica. High profile big givers include Elon Musk, who has donated $1m, CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey, who has donated enough for 150,000 trees, MrBeast himself at 100,002 trees, and DJ Alan Walker at 100,000 trees. YouTube has also recently pledged to match the next $1m given through its Donate button. Melanie May | 30 October 2019 | News YouTuber heads campaign to plant 20 million trees by 2020last_img read more

Perdue Pleased with New Margin Protection Program for Dairy

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Perdue Pleased with New Margin Protection Program for Dairy SHARE Previous articleCan Trump Administration Really Protect Farmers in a U.S. – China Trade War?Next articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 11, 2018 Eric Pfeiffer Perdue Pleased with New Margin Protection Program for Dairy Facebook Twitter Perdue Pleased with New Margin Protection Program for DairyThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has reopened enrollment for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy. Signup for the 2018 coverage year will run from now until June 1. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says he was very pleased that Congress was able to “plus up” the program.“It was not very effective as it was, but we hope this better program will be recognized by the producers to be helpful. Dairies, certainly smaller dairies under 350 cows, (are under) a lot of stress right now. They are probably operating in the red, and that puts a lot of stress emotionally and psychologically on farm families.”John Newton, market intelligence director for the American Farm Bureau Federation, agrees that changes needed to be made because the program didn’t work during its first two years of existence. He explained some important modifications to the program under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.“Increasing the catastrophic coverage level from 4 to 5 million pounds, and then making the program trigger monthly instead of every two month period. Combined, it makes the program much more affordable and timelier in terms of delivering program payments to dairy farmers.”Newton says the improved MPP provides dairy farmers with tools they need to successfully run their business.“It gives dairy farmers an opportunity to go back, pencil out, and see if MPP would work for them for the 2018 coverage year. The secretary did make coverage retroactive for all of 2018, providing important safety net protection for dairy farmers during this time of low milk prices.”USDA has a web tool to help producers determine the level of coverage that will provide them with the strongest safety net under a variety of conditions. That tool can be found here. Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Apr 11, 2018 SHARElast_img read more

TUNISIA : disappearance of two Tunisian journalists in Libya still unclear after one year

first_img to go further Receive email alerts September 8, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TUNISIA : disappearance of two Tunisian journalists in Libya still unclear after one year News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation November 12, 2019 Find out more December 26, 2019 Find out more News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Nine human rights and media freedom groups called today for the creation of a special commission of enquiry into the disappearance of Tunisian journalists Sofiane Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari, who went missing exactly one year ago in neighbouring Libya, after the announcement by President Beji Caied Essebssi’s agreement to a civil society proposal that the anniversary of their disappearance, 8 of September, should be celebrated in Tunisia as National Day for the Protection of Journalists. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Syndicate, human rights and media freedom groups reiterated their call to the government to create a mixed commission consisting of representatives of the government, ARP (the Assembly of the Representatives of the People) and civil society to shed light on their disappearance. The ARP has already named a representative in this commission.The human rights and media freedom groups also urged parliamentarians to organize hearings with the aim of questioning all those who have had anything to do with the case since the outset, and to make their findings public to everyone. The crucial role of the investing judge working on this case has also been highlighted.Moreover, the group expressed its satisfaction after President Beji Caied Essebsi agreed to a civil society proposal that the 8 the of September should be celebrated as a National Day for the Protection of Journalists.Reporter Sofiane Chourabi and cameraman Nadhir Ktari went to Libya to do a report for “Dossiyates,” a programme on Tunisia’s First TV station. They were arrested in the Libyan city of Ajdabiya on 3 September 2014 and were released three days later. On the evening of their release, Chourabi tweeted: “I thank all of you once again. I will talk about the details when I return to Tunisia. In the meantime, I plan to continue my reporting mission.” News Follow the news on Tunisia November 11, 2020 Find out more News He and Ktari went missing two days after their release. Since then, there has been no sign of life and no verified claim that they were being held hostage. The security chaos reigning in Libya since July 2014 has made it much harder to investigate their disappearance. The absence of clear government representatives and the existence of many rival groups have resulted in rumours and statements that have never been verified. One of the most disturbing of these was a message announcing the execution of the two journalists that was posted on 8 January on a website apparently linked to Islamic State’s Libyan wing. A member of the Tobruk-based government’s justice ministry announced on 29 April that, on the basis of the confession of five recently detained suspects, the ministry believed that armed groups had murdered seven journalists, including Chourabi and Ktari. However, it has not been possible to verify this claim and a Tunisian investigating judge’s visit to Libya last may achieved nothing. A coalition of national and international human rights and media freedom groups was then formed in Tunisia to press the Tunisian authorities and the Libyan transitional process’s participants to shed light on the disappearance of the two Tunisian journalists.Signatories:· National Tunisian Journalists’ Syndicate· Tunisian League for Human Rights· Tunis Centre for Press Freedom· General Syndicate for Information (part of the Tunisian General Labour Union – UGTT)· Vigilance for Democracy and Civil Society· Reporters Without Borders· Article 19· Euro-Mediterranean Network for Human Rights· World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Help by sharing this information last_img read more

210 Foothill Freeway Faces Weekend Closures for Pavement Rehabilitation

first_img Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday top box 2 210 Foothill Freeway Faces Weekend Closures for Pavement Rehabilitation From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 3:11 pm Make a comment The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close portions of the Foothill Freeway (I-210) as part of a pavement rehabilitation project. Residents and local businesses located near the freeway may experience noise, vibrations and dust associated with construction activities. Noise levels will not exceed state and federal regulations. Water trucks will be used to minimize dust during working hours. The following schedule will be in effect, weather permitting, and is subject to change:Saturday, November 5Eastbound I-210• 11:59 p.m. to 8 a.m. – Up to 4 lanes between Lowell Avenue and Lake AvenueWestbound I-210• 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. – Up to 4 lanes between Lake Avenue and Lowell AvenueMonday, November 7 through Wednesday, November 9Eastbound I-210• 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Up to 4 lanes between Lowell Avenue and Lake Avenue• 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Lowell Avenue, La Crescenta Avenue and Foothill Boulevard on-ramps, Gould Avenue off-ramp, Pennsylvania Avenue, Ocean View Boulevard, Berkshire Place, Lincoln Boulevard and Mountain Street on- and off-ramps• 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. – Eastbound I-210 connector to southbound SR-2• 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Eastbound I-210 connector to westbound SR-134• 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Eastbound I-210 connector to SR-710Westbound I-210• 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Up to 3 lanes between Lowell Avenue and Lake Avenue• 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Gould Avenue on-ramp, Foothill Boulevard, La Crescenta Avenue and Lowell Avenue off-ramps, Mountain Street, Lincoln Avenue, Windsor Avenue, Berkshire Place, Angeles Crest Highway, Ocean View Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue on- and off-ramps• 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Westbound I-210 connector to southbound SR-2• 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Westbound I-210 connector to SR-710The night time closures are necessary to minimize traffic delays and provide a safe work zone for construction crews and motorists while working along the I-210. Flatiron West, Inc. is the contractor on this $148.5 million project. Construction signs and changeable message signs will be in place to alert motorists to construction activities and closures. Motorists should anticipate delays, plan ahead and use alternate routes. Caltrans appreciates your patience while we work to improve I-210. Motorists are advised to “Be Work Zone Alert.” Herbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Business Newslast_img read more