first_imgPrestige Assurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Prestige Assurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Prestige Assurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Prestige Assurance Plc (  2017 annual report.Company ProfilePrestige Assurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes on non-life insurance. The company offers products for motor, marine, bond, engineering, fire, aviation, oil and gas, and general insurance. Prestige Assurance Plc also provides all risk insurance and products for group personal accident, burglary, fidelity guarantee, workmen’s compensation, machinery breakdown, fire and allied perils, consequential loss insurance and liability insurance. Prestige Assurance Plc is a subsidiary of The New India Assurance Company Limited, Mumbai. It was founded in 1952. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Prestige Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Comments (3) Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Phillip Ayers says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 August 23, 2016 at 4:54 pm Hello Phil Ayers – long time since I saw your name! I couldn’t agree more, and for all the reasons you give, I’m pleased to be an affiliate priest there (and Litanist at the celebration of new ministry). Rector Shreveport, LA The Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold III, former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, preaching during the Aug. 14 installation of the Rev. Nathan J.A. Humphrey as rector of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Newport, Rhode Island. Photo: Zach Allen[Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island press release] More than 200 people turned out on one of the hottest days of the summer to celebrate a remarkable three-year turnaround at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Newport. The Aug. 14 event marked the installation of the Rev. Nathan J.A. Humphrey as rector. Humphrey came to St. John’s in August 2013 as vicar at a time when the church was a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island.During a time when megachurches with big screens and stages are attracting plenty of attention, this mainline church in a historic neighborhood has tripled in size. It is attracting people back to church with very traditional worship and theology as well as innovative programming.The special service, which also celebrated the Eve of the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin, featured the Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold III, former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, as preacher. The Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, bishop of the Diocese of Rhode Island, presided. A barbecue on the lawn followed the service.In his sermon, Griswold recounted how he and Humphrey met while on retreat at a Roman Catholic Benedictine monastery; Humphrey was 19 and Griswold was Bishop of Chicago. Nathan had been raised a fundamentalist and never exposed to the Benedictine tradition, which resonated deeply with him. Griswold’s sermon focused on the first word of the Rule of St. Benedict — “Listen” — and drew a parallel between the abbot’s duty to listen to the monks, particularly the youngest, with a rector’s duty to listen to all. Given the timing of the eve of St. Mary the Virgin, Griswold characterized Mary as one who primarily listens for and to God’s Word, and as Luke says, “ponders all these things in her heart.” All Christians are called to listen to each other and to listen for and to God’s Word, and ponder what God is calling us to do in the world.The Mass setting was Mozart’s “Coronation” Mass with organ and strings, featuring the adult choir of St. John’s and the Professional Choristers of the Choir School of Newport County. Humphrey founded the school in 2014, and he cited it as one of two key factors in the turnaround at St. John’s. He launched the music focus by calling Peter Stoltzfus Berton as executive director of the school and organist and choirmaster of the church. The school is a year-round after-school and summer program for boys and girls ages 7 and up; choristers are paid a small stipend for each rehearsal they attend and service they sing. Choristers sing on average twice a month for services at St. John’s, so that if they are involved in another church, their families are able to maintain their connection to their home congregation.“It was a wonderful celebration in honor of Our Lady and marking the beginning of my tenure as rector,” Humphrey said. “My only regret was that it was so hot this weekend, many people who said they planned on attending were prevented in the end from being with us. We would have had an even bigger party if the weather had cooperated. But we’ll find another excuse for getting together again soon. Mozart and BBQ are two great tastes that taste great together.”At his installation as rector of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, the Rev. Nathan J.A. Humphrey stands before the Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, bishop of Rhode Island. Photo: Zach AllenWhen Humphrey arrived, average Sunday attendance hovered at about 25; now it’s more than tripled and continues to grow. The church’s annual budget was $137,000, far below what was needed to call a full-time priest. This year, the parish approved a budget of $397,000. The church has daily services of Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer Monday through Friday and two worship services (8 and 10 a.m.) on Sundays.A second new initiative, a renewed focus on mission, has combined with the music program to make the difference.“We have focused more on outreach and mission through the leadership of the Rev. Buck Close, a deacon who is serving our parish,” Humphrey explained. “Our music and mission work have attracted new members who are excited and energized by the sort of ministry and fellowship we have here, and they have shown that in their generosity. The efforts also have re-energized existing members, who have seen something new and worth supporting.”Mission programs led by Close include a lunch distribution program at Newport’s Battery Park. The lunches are intended for children who qualify for school lunches during the academic year but who might otherwise go without during the summer. He also heads the church’s Samaritans ministry, which reaches out to people in need in the community, offering rides to church and doctor’s appointments, meals during times of illness or bereavement, and other needs. The church also collects food for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center.St. John’s also reached out to the Diocese of Rhode Island and received a three-year phased grant to help cover initial funding of Humphrey’s position. That grant, offered through a program that supports inventive, creative plans that seek to transform the life of a congregation, phases out this year. Thanks to the growth that’s occurred in the past three years, St. John’s now fully funds that and other key staff positions.St. John’s is one of two Anglo-Catholic parishes (“A distinct identity with worship that centers on the beauty of holiness,” Humphrey said.) in the Diocese of Rhode Island, along with St. Stephen’s in Providence. Throughout the revitalization, St. Stephen’s has supported St. John’s, serving as a sister parish. The two churches celebrate joint liturgies periodically throughout the year. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events August 22, 2016 at 11:02 pm Right on, Nathan! I am always excited to read about the incredible good work you and St. John’s are doing together. 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I once heard A-C described as “Rite One and no women at the altar.” I beg to differ – loudly! It’s good to see a Catholic parish like St John the Evangelist in Newport model what it is to be a modern parish that is alive and well. Good going and blessings to the new Rector and his people there! 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 Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Aug 22, 2016 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments are closed. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rilla Holmes says: Rector Albany, NY Rhode Island: Newport church celebration marks three-year revitalization Nathan J.A. Humphrey installed as rector of St. John the Evangelist AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release 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 Michael Tessman says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC last_img read more

first_imgFriday Dec 18, 2020 Lenient ban for testicle grab raises comparisons to the infamous Joe Marler incident The two-week ban handed to Stade Francais’ Charlie Rorke for an alleged testicle grab at the weekend has been the cause of plenty of confusion online when compared to Joe Marler’s ban earlier this year.ADVERTISEMENTRorke was shown red by referee Ben Blain for allegedly grabbing the testicles of Benetton’s Leonardo Sarto, who was also sent off for retaliating. He pleaded not guilty to the charge at an independent EPCR disciplinary hearing this week.The committee found that the red card was warranted, but rather than agree that the actions of the Stade Francais forward were in contravention of Law 9.27 (a player must not do anything that is against the spirit of good sportsmanship) which carries the minimum of a 12-week ban, it was decided that Rorke was guilty of a different offence coming under Law 9.11 (players must not do anything that is reckless or dangerous to others), which has the minimum of a two-week man.Marler’s ten-week ban for grabbing the genitals of Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones at Twickenham in March is now infamous in the rugby world.The prop was charged with contravening Law 9.27 and was banned for 12-weeks as a result, which was then reduced.Although he never actually missed a match due to the suspension of rugby due to Covid-19, there is confusion online as to how these two offences differ.The debate as to whether Marler’s punishment should have been more or less is a well-trodden path by now, but those on Twitter cannot understand how Rorke can get off so lightly in comparison. Moreover, the players were not even charged for the same offence, despite many struggling to see the difference.ADVERTISEMENTOf course, it is the disciplinary committee, not the social media universe, that determines the ban length for players, but this one does warrant an explanation.He only got the 10 because it’s Marler— Raniel Dead (@raniel_dead) December 16, 2020I’ll grant you that the footage is less clear than Marler fondling Alun-Wyn’s nads, but hes clearly holding the guy’s crotch. How do you get found innocent after that? 🤷‍♂️— Tom Newton (@TomNewton_18) December 16, 2020r/:Hats off to whoever argued Charlie Rorke’s case because that is an appallingly short ban.— Jonny Van FugleMugle (@JVanFM) December 17, 2020 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_img 2011 photographs:  ParkyoungchaePhotographs:  ParkyoungchaeSave this picture!© ParkyoungchaeText description provided by the architects. The beginning was a contention about what germanity housing should be. I should consider germanity factors, not to say considerate about pressure and sophistry from someone in district office. Save this picture!© ParkyoungchaeA spiral structure which is consisted of a transformed gable concrete panel was made. This is a structure made up of the connection with wall, floor, and roof. Plus, it created a frame of space. Also, it can be a function of shelter to keep out rain and wind. A part is blocked, but another part is opened at right angle, so the composition of space could be controlled by programs.Save this picture!SectionAccording to the volume on the construction of interior space, the width and height of structure is controlled. Also, exterior space is inserted into the gap of framework and that made the space continuity. The possibility of space extension is considered according to need, using some transformed materials such as glass and wood. The light and wind from the gap of framework will make nature distilled into all spacesSave this picture!© ParkyoungchaeProject gallerySee allShow lessCTBUH Names One Central Park “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2014Architecture NewsArchitecture for Humanity Announces Completion of Haiti InitiativesArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Chungcheongnam-do, South KoreaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Housing South Korea Area:  219 m² Area:  219 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Germania / Jung Seung Kwon + ARCHIUMSave this projectSaveGermania / Jung Seung Kwon + ARCHIUM Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Photographs 2011 Projects Germania / Jung Seung Kwon + ARCHIUM Architects: ARCHIUM, Jung Seung Kwon Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHousing•South Korea Save this picture!© Parkyoungchae+ 33 Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeARCHIUMOfficeFollowJung Seung KwonOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingResidentialWoodSouth KoreaPublished on November 10, 2014Cite: “Germania / Jung Seung Kwon + ARCHIUM” 10 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_img Houses Manufacturers: BRUMA, Elica, Fabri, Sanindusa, Carmo, Estores Império, Grafisoft, Jardins do Paço, Piscinas Carrasco, Smeg, TMAD Arquiteto Responsável:Afonso Almeida FernandesLandscape:Miguel Coelho de SousaCity:ComportaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Francisco NogueiraRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiPlasticsKalwall®Kalwall in Psychotherapy and Counseling CenterDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineSave this picture!Plan – RoofSave this picture!© Francisco NogueiraText description provided by the architects. This summer house is inspired in the beautiful Palafitic Pier in Carrasqueira, Comporta, a structure composed of hardwood pillars and beams supporting a path that gives access to fishermen’s sheds and boats.Save this picture!© Francisco NogueiraSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Francisco NogueiraThis house is built on a sand dune and elevated through a hardwood piles and beams structure. Composed of various wooden boxes dispersed along the plot, tied together by the circulation, the house invites the light to flow in through the space in-between and enhances the dialogue between the interior and exterior as one flows through one space to another.Save this picture!© Francisco NogueiraSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Francisco NogueiraProject gallerySee allShow lessPavillon A / Maurice Martel ArchitecteSelected ProjectsForest House / Rogoski ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share Architects: Almeida Fernandes Arquitectura e Design Area Area of this architecture project House in Comporta / Almeida Fernandes Arquitectura e Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2020 Portugal Photographs:  Francisco Nogueira Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Francisco Nogueira+ 45Curated by Matheus Pereira Share “COPY” Photographscenter_img Area:  2152 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House in Comporta / Almeida Fernandes Arquitectura e DesignSave this projectSaveHouse in Comporta / Almeida Fernandes Arquitectura e Design Projects Year:  “COPY” CopyHouses, House Interiors•Comporta, Portugal ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeAlmeida Fernandes Arquitectura e DesignOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsComportaPortugalPublished on August 17, 2020Cite: “House in Comporta / Almeida Fernandes Arquitectura e Design” [Casa na Comporta / Almeida Fernandes Arquitectura e Design] 17 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_img Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 25 October 2006 | News Big Lottery launches new grants programme About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. The Big Lottery Fund in Northern Ireland today launched a new grant programme called Live and Learn. This latest scheme will provide £18 million over five years, with successful applications eligible to receive up to £1 million. Live and Learn is designed to create learning opportunities and improve well being. Key to any successful application will be the strength of partnerships and the ability to meet two outcomes — helping people to achieve their full potential and improving physical and mental health. The application process will be in two stages. It is anticipated that 20-25 groups will pass stage 1 and be eligible for up to £50,000 for a development grant. Between 12-15 groups will pass stage 2 for grants between £600,000-£1 million. Advertisementcenter_img Live and Learn has long lead times. The deadline for Stage 1 applications is 29th March 2007 and April 2008 for Stage 2. The public announcements of grants will be October 2008. Meanwhile, it has been revealed that the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities programme has had 174 applications seeking £63 million for the £18 million available. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_img Tagged with: Celebrity christmas Trading About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 December 2007 | News  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ‘What A Wonderful World’, a duet by the late Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua, has today reached number one in the Official UK Singles Chart. Available exclusively through Tesco, all profits from sales of the single benefit the British Red Cross, the 2007 Tesco Charity of the Year.This is the first time the British Red Cross has ever benefited from a charity single reaching number one.Katie Melua, the biggest selling British female artist in the world in 2006, commented on the chances of the single becoming the Christmas number one: “It would be amazing if the single stayed at the top of the charts next week as that would mean a huge amount of money had been raised.”‘What A Wonderful World’ is only available in Tesco stores and by download at Red Cross single makes it to number onelast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Fuels America coalition members today announced the launch of the “Oil Rigged” television and digital ad campaign and to expose the many ways the oil industry is rigging the system to protect their profits and block the transition to clean, American renewable fuels. The campaign begins today with the launch of, at least two weeks of ads on cable stations nationwide, as well as extensive digital advertising that will include an Earth Day takeover of campaign shows the benefits of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which gives consumers access to innovative American renewable fuels — which are “cleaner, less expensive, and better for engines” — and warns not to let the oil industry muddy the renewable fuels debate and “rig the system” against competition. The television advertisement notes that the oil industry reaped profits of “$177,000 per minute” last year at consumers’ and taxpayers’ expense.Oil companies have made the RFS the focus of hundreds of millions of dollars in distorted attacks, simply because the RFS is the most important policy moving America away from reliance on foreign oil and toward a healthier economy and environment.Embraced by both Democrats and Republicans and signed into law by President Bush, the RFS calls for the use of American-grown renewable fuels in our transportation fuel supply to benefit our economy and environment. Innovative renewable fuels have saved the U.S. as much as $50 billion in a single year and support over 400,000 jobs across the country.Fuels America stands with the thousands of farm families, workers, small business owners, environmental advocates, military families and veterans who submitted comments to the EPA in support of renewable fuels and a strong RFS. With the resources on, consumers and decision-makers can avoid getting “oil rigged.” Fuels America Launches Major National TV and Digital Ad Campaign SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Energy Fuels America Launches Major National TV and Digital Ad Campaign Previous articlePork Industry Concerned about New PEDv RulesNext articleIndiana Based Elanco Animal Health to Acquire Novartis Gary Truitt SHARE By Gary Truitt – Apr 22, 2014 last_img read more

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Vilsack Sees Hope in Latest Farm Income Forecast Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 30, 2016 Vilsack Sees Hope in Latest Farm Income Forecast Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Farm Income and Financial Forecasts for 2016 shows the health of the overall farm economy is strong in the face of challenging markets. Released by the Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service, the report shows final income for 2016 is expected to decline after dropping in 2015 following record highs between 2012 and 2014. Net cash farm income is forecast at $90.1 billion and net farm income at $66.9 billion for 2016. Net cash farm income is expected to fall by 14.6 percent in 2016, while net farm income is forecast to decline by 17.2 percent.Vilsack noted that debt to equity ratios—two key indicators of the farm economy’s health—continue to be near all-time lows. Further, Vilsack says higher off-farm earnings are expected to help stabilize losses due to low commodity prices for rural communities.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleOlympic Champion Slated as Fish Fry SpeakerNext articleDow DuPont Merger set to Close in 2017 Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

first_img Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific August 11, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Online journalist still awaiting verdict four months after trial Help by sharing this information News News June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today joined the New York-based organisation Human Rights in China in protesting against the Chinese judicial system’s violations of its own legal procedures in the case of online journalist Li Jianping.“After investigating for 14 months, it is clear that the judicial authorities do not have enough evidence to convict Li,” the press freedom organisation said. “Expressing his views on the Internet is not a crime, and we therefore request his immediate release.”Li’s trial took place on 12 April in Zibo, in the eastern province of Shandong. According to article 168 of the code of criminal procedure, the court had a month and a half to issue its verdict. In very complex cases, a court may be allowed an additional a month.Li was formally charged on 9 March with “incitement to subvert state sovereignty.” This was more than nine months after his arrest, on 28 May 2005. This was already a violation of the code of criminal procedure, which stipulates in article 138 that the judicial authorities have a maximum of three and a half months to bring charges.According to Human Rights in China, the Zibo court requested additional evidence without his family being notified. Meanwhile, nothing is know about the conditions in which he is being held as neither his family nor lawyer have been allowed to visit him.——————11.04.2006Judges urged to acquit cyber-dissident Li Jianping on subversion charge Reporters Without Borders today called for the acquittal of cyber-dissident Li Jianping, whose trial on a charge of “inciting the subversion of state sovereignty” in articles and comments for foreign websites will begin tomorrow in the eastern province of Shandong. He was charged on 9 March but has been held since 28 May 2005.“Li’s conviction would violate international standards of free expression,” the press freedom organisation said. “His only crime was to express his views on such issues as democracy. We urge the judges to find him innocent and set him free, especially as he has already spent almost a year in prison for no good reason.”Foreign-based websites barred to Chinese Internet users such as Boxun News, ChinaEWeekly, China Democracy and Epoch Times were regularly used by Li to post articles criticising some of the practices of the leaders of the ruling Communist Party of China and deploring the lack of free expression in the Chinese media. He was arrested for defamation when officials from the Internet control committee came and searched his home in Zibo, in Shandong province, and examined the contents of his computer’s hard drive.According to the US-based organisation Human Rights in China and his lawyer, Zhang Xinshui, he faces a possible 15-year prison sentence when he appears tomorrow before an intermediate court.Aged 40, Li is a businessman as well as an independent journalist, and used to run a medical equipment supply business. He took part in the Tiananmen Square demonstrations in Beijing in 1989 as a founder of the Independent Federation of Shanghai Universities.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en Receive email alertscenter_img News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison to go further News Follow the news on China March 12, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more