Staco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgStaco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Staco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Staco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Staco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileStaco Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover non-life insurance for fire, general accident, motor vehicle, oil and gas, marine, aviation, bond and engineering. Other insurance products cover fidelity guarantees, professional indemnity, goods-in-transit, employer liability, burglary, public liability and group/personal accident as well as transportation insurance which includes motor, marine hull and cargo and aviation insurance. Fire and bond insurance products cover fire and special perils, homeowner/holder, all-risks, engineering and bond insurance. Customised insurance products cover motor insurance, personal protection and homeowners insurance. Staco Insurance Plc has business interests in Sierra Leone offering life and non-life insurance products to individuals and corporate customers. Formerly known as Standard Trust Assurance Plc, the company changed its name to Staco Insurance Plc in 2006. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Staco Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I expect the FTSE 100 to go over 8,000 in 2020! How I’d invest now

first_imgSimply 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! Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” It was in May 2017 that Britain’s benchmark index closed over 7,500 for the first time. Since then, the FTSE 100 has traded between about 6,700 and 7,800. Now it is flirting with 7,600. And I expect the index break through the 8,000-point barrier for the first time by the end of 2020. Therefore, I’d like to encourage our readers to start learning more about how to invest in FTSE 100 shares.FTSE 100 returnsThe FTSE 100 seems to be the initial index Britons mostly consider when they first start investing. The group comprises the 100 most capitalised blue-chip companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The index also has quite a number of companies that are listed in the US and other stock exchange markets. It is the leading share index in Europe.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The UK has a healthy economy. However, Brexit has dominated our lives for over three years and left the economy with many question marks. The final weeks of 2019 also saw general election uncertainty. In addition, investors have been concerned about US-China trade wars, economic slowdown, interest rates, and commodity prices.Nonetheless, 2019 was a year of robust investment returns for many asset classes, including the FTSE 100. Indeed, it was up about 12%. I’d call that a sparkling year.In addition, the average dividend yield for the FTSE 100 is about 4.5% a year. Dividend payments make up a crucial part of an investment’s total return. If we were to look at total returns over a much a longer duration, then the average annual return would likely be about 7%-9%. What can we expect in 2020In 2020, I expect risk appetite to pick up amid hopes of progress on a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union as well as a trade war truce between the US and China. Therefore, given the current level of the FTSE 100 index, I’m quite hopeful that we will hit 8,000 at some point in 2020.Most central banks are likely to remain supportive and maintain the current era of low interest rates – a factor that would bode well for equity markets.Mergers and acquisitions may continue in the UK as several mid-cap companies may be subject to fresh overseas interest.On a global note, 2020 is the year of the US presidential election. Therefore global markets are likely to get choppy as election day draws closer in November.FTSE 100 investment optionsThe index comprises quite a diverse number of sectors including consumer staples, energy, financials, healthcare, property, mining, telecom, and utilities. Several of the top listings by market cap include:Royal Dutch Shell (oil), dividend yield of 6.3%HSBC Holdings (banking) dividend yield of 6.7%Unilever (consumer goods), dividend yield of 6.7%BP (oil), dividend yield of 6.3%AstraZeneca (healthcare), dividend yield of 2.8%BHP Group (mining), dividend yield of 5.7%GlaxoSmithKline (healthcare), dividend yield of 4.4%British American Tobacco (tobacco), dividend yield of 5.8%Diageo (beverages), dividend yield of 2.1%Rio Tinto (mining), dividend yield of 5.7%Equity investing involves some level of risk and there’s no guarantee as to how any of these stocks will perform in 2020. However, if you are looking for investing ideas, then they may be worth further due diligence. They all have characteristics that may make them appropriate for most portfolios.All 10 companies offer regular cash payments to shareholders in the form of a dividend, are global businesses with large market caps and come from a wide range of sectors. tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AstraZeneca, Diageo, and HSBC Holdings. 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD 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. Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Friday, 17th January, 2020 I expect the FTSE 100 to go over 8,000 in 2020! How I’d invest now Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Forget a Cash ISA! I’d rather buy FTSE 100 shares in this market crash

first_img 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. In this market crash, you might have been following the FTSE 100 and thought about selling your shares and moving into a ‘safer’ investment, like a Cash ISA. I certainly have.It is easy to see why many people are selling their stocks. Since the start of the year, the FTSE 100 has lost roughly 24% of its value. The future of the global economy is very uncertain and consequently, some investors have adjusted their risk tolerance levels.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…A significant fall in the valuation of your portfolio can hurt, and it might make you reconsider your investment strategy.Is now the time to sell your stocks and to move into something ‘safer’ like a Cash ISA?Nothing is safeEvery investment carries a level of danger. Although on the face of it, buying into a Cash ISA might seem less risky than buying individual stocks and shares, I think this logic is flawed.Some assume that a Cash ISA cannot lose money. To an extent, this is true. However, in my view, the risk comes from the investment not keeping up with the rate of real-life inflation. £1 today will not be worth the same amount in 30 years.For a long-term investor, I think the option which offers the best risk-to-reward ratio is by investing in shares. There are greater opportunities for growth, especially in this market.This is especially true when dividend payments are used to buy more shares. This is called compound interest and is when your investment literally earns interest on interest. Over time, this can supercharge your initial investment.Rather than selling my holdings in this market, I’m a buyer.Why I’m buying FTSE 100 stocksLike other stock markets around the world, I believe the FTSE 100 has plenty of buying opportunities for value investors.I believe companies like Unilever, which has suffered a 14% drop in its share price in the past six months, is now trading at a price below its intrinsic value. In August 2019, I analysed Unilever. Back then, its price-to-earnings ratio was 23, which I thought was a bit steep. Now, its price-to-earnings ratio is just 18.There are other companies in the FTSE 100 that I believe are now undervalued. However, there could be another way for investors to make money off this market.Investing in index fundsIf you are unsure about picking individual stocks, I think it might pay to look at index funds. These aim to track the chosen market, and often at a low fee. This could offer an investor a great, simple way to build a diversified portfolio of shares quickly. This removes the need to actively manage your holdings. As the FTSE 100 contains the top 100 listed companies, each time a company falls out of the index, it is automatically replaced by another stock.I feel the FTSE 100 is now very cheap, and that the potential rewards for a long-term investor are much more abundant than what a Cash ISA would offer.  Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! T Sligo has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. 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. 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Forget a Cash ISA! I’d rather buy FTSE 100 shares in this market crash Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by T Sligo T Sligo | Thursday, 16th April, 2020 last_img read more

Should I buy these UK shares?

first_img 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. Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Dan Peeke owns shares in National Express. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Should I buy these UK shares? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img With the end of the pandemic in sight, many UK shares are finally on the road to recovery. For example, the FTSE 100’s current price of roughly 6,600p is down just 11% compared to the 7,433p of exactly one year ago, and up nearly 35% on its lowest pandemic price.These developments are promising, and have put a couple of interesting UK shares back on my radar.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…WhitbreadBest known for owning and operating hospitality brands like Premier Inn and Brewers Fayre, Whitbread’s (LSE:WTB) business hasn’t exactly been booming recently. In fact, its share price dipped by 55% between 19 February and 19 March 2020 to hit a harsh low of 1,808p.That said, solid vaccination progress since late October has led its share price back to roughly 3,330p. This is despite UK accommodation sales being down 55% in the weeks leading up to December 2020. There’s a good chance of a continued rise throughout 2021 as its businesses reopen.I’m not just thinking about Whitbread’s recovery, though. It’s also one of my favourite long-term UK shares, and Tim Charles agrees with me.Despite its brands being closed, the company finished 2020 with £40m net cash. This speaks volumes of its ability to generate cash. This should be even more defined in a ‘normal’ world. Furthermore, its Q3 trading update confidently states that the group is “well-positioned to continue its outperformance versus the market”.Premier Inn in particular continues to outperform its rivals. With plans in place to build even more hotels around the country, its share of the market continues to rise, while foreign travel restrictions mean UK holidaymakers have a good chance of booking themselves into a Whitbread-owned establishment this summer.I’ll be keeping in mind the current volatility of hospitality before I make any decisions, though. We’re expecting this lockdown to be the final one, so another unexpected closure of hospitality venues could pose financial risks Whitbread is unprepared for. National Express I’ve actually owned shares in National Express (LSE:NXE) since earlier this year. My decision to invest mostly came from what I learned while researching for a previous article. The question is, should I now buy more?Its recovery was strong, with its 90p share price low eventually rising by 163% to 237p at the start of 2021. This is roughly when I invested, and in the six weeks since then we’ve seen another 25% rise. Continuing at this rate would double my money by late June (though I’m aware that’s overly ambitious).But I’m still happy with its long-term potential. As UK shares go, National Express is in a good position. In line with government initiatives to reduce emissions, the company has already committed to a zero-emission fleet in the next 10 years. Thanks to its size, it also has the financial ability to adapt quickly to the ever-changing landscape of the travel industry.  Personally, I’ll probably wait until National Express releases its full-year results on 10 March before deciding to invest more. That way, I can assess the risks posed by competitors and the company’s current debt. As of right now, its debt is approaching £1.5bn. At the very least, I’ll be keeping a close eye on both of these UK shares. It wouldn’t surprise me if National Express coaches were driving a lot of customers to Whitbread-owned hotels this summer…   Enter Your Email Address 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. Dan Peeke | Saturday, 20th February, 2021 | More on: NEX WTB I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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One Roof House / Ambroggio arquitectos

first_imgArchitects: Ambroggio arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906426/one-roof-house-ambroggio-arquitectos Clipboard 2018 “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906426/one-roof-house-ambroggio-arquitectos Clipboard Year:  Projects Argentina CopyAbout this officeAmbroggio arquitectosOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRio CuartoArgentinaPublished on November 26, 2018Cite: “One Roof House / Ambroggio arquitectos” [Casa de un Techo / Ambroggio arquitectos] 26 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Gonzalo Viramonte Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img ArchDaily “COPY” One Roof House / Ambroggio arquitectos Save this picture!© Gonzalo Viramonte+ 38Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Area:  373 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Aceros Solaro, Johnson amoblamientos, mg2 AberturasStructure:Eng. Mauricio BiglioneAuthor:Mariano José AmbroggioDesign Team:Rocio CusiCity:Río CuartoCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteRecommended ProductsStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. One roof house is in a closed neighborhood in Rio Cuarto, in front of a green space. The owners of the house chose the site because they did not want to have indiscreet views. They wanted a contemporary house, but they refused a modern flat roof. Bad experiences with flat roofs (on behalf of their owners) forced the study into an alternative that would remove any fear in this regard.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThese two circumstances define the project. Open spaces that allow you to enjoy the views on the fronts of the lot under a single sloping roof. The game shows a central axis (green space-garden-being-gallery-pool-patio) crossed perpendicularly by the axis of the roof. The inclination of the roof is designed for the winds of Rio Cuarto, which in some months of the year are intense.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe shape of the roof defines the interior and forms a central space in double height. The large box finds counterpoint in the large windows that naturally illuminate the space. On the north wing are the bedrooms, the desk and the atelier; in the south wing the service spaces. For the slab a reinforced concrete rib structure was used, which is covered with a colored sheet metal cover.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteProject gallerySee allShow lessS.Engine Fengshengli-Cafe / Atelier Ohne ZwangSelected ProjectsAlternate Scenario 01 / Taller GeneralSelected Projects Share One Roof House / Ambroggio arquitectosSave this projectSaveOne Roof House / Ambroggio arquitectos Houses CopyHouses•Río Cuarto, Argentinalast_img read more

Holiday firm to auction holidays online for two charities

first_imgHoliday home rental website Holiday Lettings™ is to run its first charity auction, Bid4holidays, aiming to raise £100,000 for Cancer Research UK and the Oxford-based hospice, Helen & Douglas House.Every day during June a week’s stay in up to six homes will be auctioned off. All homes in the auction are advertised on Holiday Lettings and have been kindly donated by the home owners. All auctions start and finish at 9pm, running for 24 hours.Kate-Stinchcombe-Gillies, spokesperson for Holiday Lettings, said: “The principle behind Bid4holidays is very simple but packs a punch; by bidding for the holiday you want, eBay style, you could potentially change someone’s life. Our advertisers have been incredibly generous offering their homes for the cause and we simply hope that people will get behind this campaign while securing a wonderful holiday at the same time.”Holiday Lettings lists over 46,000 privately owned holiday homes in 116 countries around the world and accommodation is booked directly with the owner or manager of the home.Between now and 31 May, people can sign up for alerts each morning with details of what is up for auction that day. Howard Lake | 25 May 2011 | News  46 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 MoreAddThis Holiday firm to auction holidays online for two charities Tagged with: corporate Eventslast_img read more

‘Boycott Wendy’s’

first_imgFarmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and their allies marched in midtown Manhattan Nov. 18 demanding real transparency and verifiable human rights protections in Wendy’s produce supply chain. CIW built the Fair Food Program, a unique worker-led monitoring and enforcement campaign that has ended sexual harassment, forced labor and other long-standing human rights violations in the Florida fields and beyond.Nov. 18 protestAll the largest fast-food companies — McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, Taco Bell and Chipotle — along with nine major food retailers, including Whole Foods and Walmart, have joined the program. But for years, Wendy’s has refused to open its supply chain to the Fair Food Program. Instead it uses widely discredited, for-profit social auditing companies to monitor its suppliers’ operations, which effectively deny workers, who harvest Wendy’s produce, a voice if their rights are violated and leaves them vulnerable to rampant sexual assault, widespread violence and systemic wage theft. Chanting “Boycott Wendy’s” and “Wendy’s escucha, estamos en la lucha,” protesters took their demands for farmworker rights to 280 Park Avenue where they picketed the hedge fund Trian Partners, Wendy’s largest institutional shareholder.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Houthi rebels bombard state broadcaster in Sanaa

first_img A month-old political and security crisis escalated dramatically on 21 September when, after bombarding the headquarters of the state TV broadcaster for three days, northern Houthi rebels seized control of military command posts and government buildings in Sanaa including the national radio and TV stations.Despite the prime minister’s resignation and the signing of a ceasefire, the Houthi rebels went on to attack a privately-owned television station, Suhail TV, yesterday.The “Ansar Allah” Houthi rebels began bombarding the national TV compound with mortar shells at around 8 p.m. on 18 September. It houses three state satellite TV stations – Yemen TV, Seba TV and Eman TV. They also bombarded surrounding areas of the Sanaa district of Jiraf, destroying or damaging buildings. A fire damaged part of the compound itself on 20 September.Broadcasting was interrupted for two or three hours on 20 September, and then resumed from another location. Hundreds of journalists and other state TV employees were trapped in these buildings as they were being targeted.The rebels accused that state TV broadcaster of providing biased coverage of the tension and clashes between the rebels and government forces since the start of 2014.Despite the signing of the ceasefire the previous day, members of the Houthi rebellion seized control of Suhail TV’s headquarters on Al-Rabat Street in Sanaa yesterday evening, and then ransacked the premises. Journalists and other employees were trapped inside without any means of communication and the station was forced to suspend broadcasting.Suhail TV is owned by Sheikh Hamid Al-Ahmar, one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s leaders in Yemen and a member of the Al-Ahmar, a powerful Sunni tribe that has been fighting the Houthis.“We strongly condemn this deliberate attack on the state TV broadcaster and Suhail TV, which threatened the lives of many journalists and other employees,” said Reporters Without Borders assistant research director Virginie Dangles. “Targeted attacks on civilians are regarded as war crimes and grave violations of the Geneva Conventions. Those responsible must be identified.”Dangles added: “Reporters Without Borders calls on all parties to the conflict to respect the media and the work of journalists. At the same time, the media and their employees must fulfil their duty to report the news in an independent and professional manner, without fuelling political tension and differences.”Yemen’s state broadcaster appealed to the government and to local and international humanitarian organizations for help on 20 September.Houthi spokesman Mohamed Abdulsalam meanwhile denied that “Ansar Allah” began the attacks on TV headquarters. He said the bombardment was in response to shots being fired at Houthi rebels by a unit located near the TV broadcaster’s headquarters.The homes of two journalists with privately-owned Yemen Shabab TV were hit when Houthi rebels bombarded residential neighbourhoods on 19 September. Presenter Mohamed Al Jama’i and producer Ibrahim Al Haidam and their families were lucky to survive.An assault on the Sky News bureau was only narrowly averted the day before by negotiations.The three days of intense fighting led to the imposition of a curfew on 20 September followed by the prime minister’s resignation and a ceasefire agreement the next day. This accord is supposed to pave the way to the formation of new government that includes representatives of both the Houthis and the southern rebels.According to the health ministry, more than 200 people were killed in the recent fighting.Journalists were already targeted during clashes between Houthi rebels and the rival Al-Ahmar clan in recent months in the north of the country.Yemen is ranked 167th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. February 11, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Help by sharing this information YemenMiddle East – North Africa to go further YemenMiddle East – North Africa February 26, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Yemen September 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Houthi rebels bombard state broadcaster in Sanaa After a three-day bombardment, the rebels seize control of the complex that houses several national radio and TV stations. News News Organisation Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF Receive email alerts News News January 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

News from the wine world

first_imgEmail Facebook Advertisement REPORTS are flooding in from the most popular wine region in France suggesting that the 2009 harvest could be the best since the early eighties.Decanter report that “extravagant praise for the 2009 Bordeaux vintage is pouring in – while merchants gear up for their annual battle over prices.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “According to figures from Meteo France, September’s 233.49 hours of sunshine was 50 more hours than the 30 year average.“The rainfall was almost half the 30 year average where this exceptionally hot and sunny weather continued into October, with most grapes in the wineries by mid-October, earlier than in 2008”.One producer in Graves said that “2009 has been a textbook good year. Cold winter, damp spring, hot and dry summer and extended warm and sunny harvest. In my 25 years of winemaking, these are the best grapes I have brought in. Better than 2005, 2000, 1989 and 1982.”Producers in Sauternes are saying; “We will have both quantity and quality, like 2005.”Is the world ready for another great Bordeaux vintage? With a lot of the speculative money having dried up in Europe, it is likely that many will find it tough to sell another “vintage of the century” just four years after they last said it.Would you like to taste some of the very best in wine?If so, why not head towards The Old Bake House Restaurant in Bruff on November 11 or 12, where, in conjunction with Fine Wines, they will host not one but due to popular demand, two special nights in celebration of food and wine.For each night, wine selected to accompany a seven course menu will be served and spoken about by Monsieur Edward Leach, export director Europe from the House of Boisset and Fine Wines Burgundy partner.A 2008 Chablis will accompany an excellent game terrine. LJB Brouilly 2007 will be served with a fruit sorbet or blue cheese salad and a thrilling 2006 Gigondas from Domaine des Carbonnieres will go hand in hand with a seared loin of venison.To sample this wonderful menu and excellent wines, make your way to the Bruff based restaurant on either night.An evening of food and wine for just €60 per person will begin at 7.30pm – 061-382797 or 087-2756785 for more details Twitter Printcenter_img Linkedin NewsNews from the wine worldBy admin – November 6, 2009 769 WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick schools called to ‘Xperience Engineering’Next articleSouthil man granted bail following October shooting adminlast_img read more

Woman hit by car in critical condition

first_img Facebook Police searching for man connected to hit and run Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleHall of famer speaks WednesdayNext articleHIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Lady Bronchos capture bi-district title admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest By admin – April 28, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp An Odessa woman is in critical condition after being hit by a car Friday in Odessa.An Odessa police release states Petra Lopez, 70, was struck by a car Friday morning, before being taken to Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Lopez was held in critical condition as of Saturday, according to the release.The release states Lopez was struck at the corner of 19th Street and Golder Avenue by a 2011 Dodge Durango, driven by Kimberly Vela, 26. The release states investigation revealed that the Durango was traveling east on 19th Street and attempting to turn north on Golder when it struck Lopez, walking eastbound at a crosswalk. Local NewsCrime Woman hit by car in critical condition Home Local News Crime Woman hit by car in critical condition Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersVirgin Coco MojitoSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more