SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgSBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileSBM Holdings Limited is licenced as a commercial bank by the Bank of Mauritius and provides personal banking products and services, including savings accounts and term deposits; home, personal, educational loans, auto lease for cars and prepaid, debit, and credit cards. The bank also provides corporate and institutional banking products and services comprising working capital finance and project finance, as well as finance for the acquisition and installation of energy efficient and renewable energy equipment. SBM Holdings Limited together with its subsidiary businesses in Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar and India, is known as SBM Group. SBM Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgJaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileJaiz Bank Plc is a financial services institution providing Islamic non-interest banking services for retail, commercial and corporate sectors. Its full service product offering ranges from transactional accounts and term savings to working capital, real estate, personal, medical, education and project finance. Jaiz Bank provides online banking, leasing, banking cards and bonds and guarantees. The company has a national footprint with 27 branches located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Jaiz Bank Plc was founded in 2003. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Jaiz Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

These 2 FTSE 100 stocks have crashed over 30%. I’d buy them today and hold them forever

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Peter Stephens Enter Your Email Address Some FTSE 100 shares have experienced catastrophic losses over recent months. In the short run, further falls could be ahead as the spread of coronavirus is expected to intensify.While this may not seem to be the right time to buy stocks, history shows that purchasing high-quality companies following major declines in their valuations can lead to long-term profits.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…As such, here are two FTSE 100 stocks that have fallen heavily in recent months. Their valuations suggest they could be worth buying today and holding for the long run.easyJetThe share price of easyJet (LSE: EZJ) has fallen by around 40% over the last month. Clearly, the spread of coronavirus throughout Europe has caused disruption to the airline industry. That means consumers may become increasingly averse to travelling.This could negatively impact on easyJet’s financial performance at a time when its outlook was already relatively uncertain. Risks such as Brexit and a competitive airline industry had weighed on its stock price over recent years.However, the company is focusing on maintaining a disciplined stance on costs and investing in new technology to become more efficient. It is also expanding into new areas such as holidays, so its growth strategy seems to be sound.Its price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 8.8 suggests that investors have factored-in many of the challenges faced by the business. Although further declines in its market valuation may be ahead, and its financial performance could come under pressure, it could deliver long-term capital growth.For investors who can ignore the prospect of paper losses in the short run, now could be the right time to buy a slice of the stock and hold it for the long run.MorrisonsAnother FTSE 100 share that has experienced an uncertain period is Morrisons (LSE: MRW). Its share price has fallen by around a third over the past 18 months. Much of this has been due to weak consumer confidence that has contributed to a slow pace of growth for the retailer.In fact, in its recent update, Morrisons reported a fall in sales and difficult operating conditions. They could continue over the coming months, and may be further impacted by the spread of coronavirus in the UK.As a result, investors seem to be pricing-in the prospect of a challenging period for the business. This has left Morrisons trading on a P/E ratio of 13.1. This suggests that it offers good value for money on a long-term investment outlook.Yes, the retailer faces risks in the short run that could mean further share price declines. But its expansion into wholesale, its investment in online grocery shopping, and the gains it is making in improving customer loyalty are all good. They may lead to a strong recovery over the coming years. Therefore, the stock could offer long-term investment potential. These 2 FTSE 100 stocks have crashed over 30%. I’d buy them today and hold them forever “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens owns shares of easyJet and Morrisons. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Image source: Getty Images. 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. 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. Peter Stephens | Monday, 9th March, 2020 | More on: EZJ MRW last_img read more

Bitten House / arnau estudi d’arquitectura

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/430620/bitten-house-arnau-estudi-d-arquitectura Clipboard Year:  Projects ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  Spain Save this picture!© Marc Torra+ 22 Share CopyHouses•Sant Feliu de Pallerols, Spain Bitten House / arnau estudi d’arquitecturaSave this projectSaveBitten House / arnau estudi d’arquitectura 2012center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/430620/bitten-house-arnau-estudi-d-arquitectura Clipboard Architects: Arnau estudi d’arquitectura Year Completion year of this architecture project Bitten House / arnau estudi d’arquitectura photographs:  Marc TorraPhotographs:  Marc Torra FerrerSave this picture!© Marc TorraRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. On a river bank, at the bottom of a valley, open to distant cliffs, this simple house shows us closed as a box to keeping small treasures: the first morning sun, the church tower view at the other side of the river, the precipitous cliffs, the maze of trunks of riparian forest… All possessions jealously guarded by the house without knowing that, in fact, is she who belongs to them.Save this picture!© Marc TorraIn this place, we propose a concrete cube that relates to its environment with minimal gestures. Four bites in four opposite corners of the house resolves relations with the outside. Ground floor corner breaks lead to two porches: the one on the corner south prolongs the living room and the kitchen over the garden and, on the northern corner, it generates space for vehicles and access for the house. On the first floor, the breakings generate two terraces for the bedrooms and two skylights for the ground floor.Save this picture!© Marc TorraRough as peach skin, it is only when we bite this fruit of concrete when we discover all the hidden sweetness inside.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessFried Pavillion / Amunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel TheissenSelected ProjectsGertopan House / Laboratorio de ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share Photographs “COPY” 2012 Houses CopyAbout this officearnau estudi d’arquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSant Feliu de PallerolsHousesSpainPublished on September 24, 2013Cite: “Bitten House / arnau estudi d’arquitectura” 24 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More 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

Patio House / Ezequiel Spinelli y Facundo López

first_img Patio House / Ezequiel Spinelli y Facundo López Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Argentina CopyHouses, Renovation, Landscape•La Plata, Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952146/patio-house-ezequiel-spinelli-y-facundo-lopez Clipboard 2019 Save this picture!© Luis Barandiarán+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Share ArchDaily Patio House / Ezequiel Spinelli y Facundo LópezSave this projectSavePatio House / Ezequiel Spinelli y Facundo López Architects: Ezequiel Spinelli, Facundo S. López Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeEzequiel SpinelliOfficeFollowFacundo S. LópezOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationLandscapeLa PlataOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on November 30, 2020Cite: “Patio House / Ezequiel Spinelli y Facundo López” [Casa Patio / Ezequiel Spinelli + Facundo S. López] 30 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore 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 Year:  Houses Manufacturers: AutoDesk, TrimbleCollaboration In Construction Management:Julián I. Kelis, Mirella VillanuevaCollaborator:Joaquin Traverso, Giovanni Mario Pemintel LinesEngineering:Julian Lafuente, Gastón FloresConstruction:Ramón Martinez, José MartinezPainting:Eusebio MartinezSmithy:Ramiro BudiñoElectricity:Jorge Ramos, Carlos RamosPlumbing:Walter Romero.Zingueria:German MarchiniLandscape:Mirella VillanuevaCity:La PlataCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luis BarandiaránRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. This is a small remodeling, located in the center of the city of La Plata, Province of Buenos Aires. A corner house that did not serve the needs of a young couple who wanted to make their home.Save this picture!© Luis BarandiaránThe curious operation that we proposed to them was, instead of enlarging the house, making it smaller and optimizing it. With an emptying operation we gave light to a bedroom and the possibility of light entering from two orientations to the living room.Save this picture!© Luis BarandiaránSave this picture!AxonometrySave this picture!© Luis BarandiaránA space as long and wide as possible, entirely open to a patio, which matches in size. A 12 meter span beam, apparently unnecessary for a 50 square meter house, ensures the absence of columns, of mediations between the interior and the exterior. The carpentry can be opened and the living space, meager, is doubled in the patio. Now there is a house where interior and exterior are the same, where patio and living room are the same. A wall that is white on the inside and black on the outside limits visuals and gives protection to that patio.Save this picture!© Luis BarandiaránSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Luis BarandiaránThe house needed that clear, quiet courtyard, isolated from the city outside. However, the look of design over construction remains the key to the project. This beam, only possible thanks to the reinforced concrete, produces the opening and an eaves that produces the shade protection to the north. Like the galleries of the ranch of the Argentine pampas. Here, the absence of space, of infinite perspectives of the plain, is replaced by the neutral white image of the plastered wall. The user will imagine any width they want on that white canvas.Save this picture!© Luis BarandiaránSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Luis BarandiaránProject gallerySee allShow lessThe House of Wood, Straw and Cork / LCA Architetti / luca compri architettiSelected ProjectsOpen Call: Leisure Harbor, Competition to Redesign One of the 10 Most Important Mari…Ideas Share Area:  59 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952146/patio-house-ezequiel-spinelli-y-facundo-lopez Clipboardlast_img read more

A violent history: New report reveals extent of racist lynchings

first_imgIda B. WellsThe Equal Justice Initiative published a report entitled “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror” on Feb. 10. It illustrates the need to re-examine a sordid period in U.S. history, which has never been officially acknowledged. (ejl.org)Although this horrendous practice originated during slavery, after the Civil War concluded and the Reconstruction began, extra-judicial killings of African Americans became integral to the exploitation and social containment of formerly enslaved people. The Ku Klux Klan was formed in 1866 as a secret organization led by former plantation owners and Confederate military officials.This study places the rise of lynching within a historical context. After the Civil War and the legal abolition of slavery, reactionary whites sought to re-establish their dominance over African people. In the section “Second Slavery after the Civil War,” the authors emphasize that “white southern identity was grounded in a belief that whites are inherently superior to African Americans.“Following the war, whites reacted violently to the notion that they would now have to treat their former human property as equals and pay for their labor. Plantation owners attacked black people simply for claiming their freedom. In May 1866, in Memphis, Tennessee, forty-six African Americans were killed; ninety-one houses, four churches, and twelve schools were burned to the ground; at least five women were raped; and many black people fled the city permanently.” (p. 7)Ida B. Wells began anti-lynching campaign This report continues the work done by other scholars and Civil Rights organizations since the late 19th century. By 1892, public lynchings attracted the attention of African-American journalist Ida B. Wells. She started an international campaign after African-Americans Tom Moss, Calvin McDowell and Henry Stewart were taken from a jail cell in Memphis and fatally shot by law-enforcement agents.A 2002 PBS documentary, “The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow,” tells of Moss, McDowell and Stewart who were “arrested for defending themselves against an attack on Moss’ [grocery] store. Moss was a highly respected figure in the black community. … A white competitor, enraged that Moss had drawn away his black customers, hired some off-duty deputy sheriffs to destroy the store. Moss and his friends, not knowing the men were deputies, resisted. A gun battle broke out and several deputies were wounded.“Moss, his two friends, and one hundred other black supporters were arrested. Several nights later, masked vigilantes dragged Moss and his two friends from their cells,” and shot them in a deserted railroad yard.A few months later, Wells’ Memphis newspaper offices were firebombed by a white mob empowered by a local magistrate. She was driven out of the city for exposing the false pretexts under which many lynchings were justified. In Chicago, Wells continued her work.However, the terrible events in Memphis led thousands of African Americans to subsequently leave the city and migrate to Oklahoma.In 1893, Wells toured Britain to lecture on U.S. lynchings, revealing to an international audience the plight of African Americans. Two years later, she wrote an important pamphlet entitled “The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States.” It was a comprehensive study of racist mob killings of African Americans.Wells co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909. The organization campaigned for decades against lynching and pushed unsuccessfully for federal legislation to outlaw it.Sponsored by the Civil Rights Congress, attorney William L. Patterson, Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois and cultural worker and activist Paul Robeson published “We Charge Genocide” in 1951. This historic petition, which was submitted to the United Nations, documented years of racial violence against African Americans, carried out with impunity in full view of white officials, law-enforcement agencies and the courts.Even during the height of the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 to 1968, white police officers and racist mobs murdered African Americans and their allies.Study reports nearly 4,000 lynchings The EJI blog notes, “Researchers documented 3,959 racial terror lynchings of African Americans” in 12 Southern states “between 1877 and 1950 — at least 700 more lynchings of black people in these states than previously reported in the most comprehensive work done on lynching to date.” This work asserts that “lynching of African Americans was terrorism, a widely supported phenomenon used to enforce racial subordination and segregation.”In compiling information on the newly revealed lynchings, the report’s authors acknowledged the works of academic Stewart E. Tolnay and Tuskegee University. They also drew on additional cases written about in the African-American press.Legal lynching today: death penalty, police terrorDuring World War I, the Great Migration of African Americans began — from the rural South to urbanized Northern and Western U.S. regions. Public lynchings declined then, but these acts of racial terror continued through other means, including state-sanctioned executions.The EJI reports, “By 1915, court-ordered executions outpaced lynchings in the former slave states for the first time. Two-thirds of those executed in the 1930s were black, and the trend continued. As African Americans fell to just 22 percent of the South’s population between 1910 and 1950, they constituted 75 percent of those executed in the South during that period.” (p. 21)This study documents how this vile process continued into the modern era: “In the 1987 case of McCleskey v. Kemp, the Supreme Court considered statistical evidence demonstrating that Georgia decision makers were more than four times as likely to impose death for the killing of a white person than a black person. … [T]he Court described racial bias in sentencing as ‘an inevitable part of our criminal justice system’ and upheld Warren McCleskey’s death sentence because he failed to identify a ‘constitutionally significant risk of racial bias’ in his case.”The EJI report reaffirms that today’s wave of police killings and other racist attacks are part of the system of national oppression and social control used by the ruling class to exploit and contain African people since the 19th century. Despite Civil Rights legislation passed in the 1950s and 1960s and the ascendancy of African-American elected officials, including the president, justice is still denied to many.Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Aiyana Stanley Jones, Tamir Rice and countless others have been killed by police officers who remain unscathed by prosecutors and the courts. The Justice Department has not brought charges against these officers after local authorities failed to indict and arrest the perpetrators.It will take a revolution to overthrow the legacy of racial terrorism in the U.S. African-American and other oppressed peoples must be totally liberated from national oppression before they can expect any real justice that protects and values their lives from the ravages of state-supported repression and violence.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

More Pork but Higher Prices in 2017

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News More Pork but Higher Prices in 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE hurt-2017-hog-outlookThe last USDA Hogs and Pigs report issued in December estimated this year’s supply of pork will be larger than most analysts expect. U.S. pork producers, in the last quarter of 2016 set a pigs-per-litter record and for the entire year, the new annual record is 10.5 pigs per litter. Every sow is having more pigs so there will be an increase in pork output by about three percent this year. That’s the expectation of Purdue University Agricultural Economist Chris Hurt.“And that will be to 27.5 billion pounds,” he said. “Pork production will rise by four percent in the first half of 2017, by about two percent in the last-half.”Normally you would think with the higher production annual prices would be lower, but Hurts says there is more to consider.“First, retail prices did drop in 2016, but there is an opportunity for retail prices to come down even more, and lower retail prices would help stimulate the quantity of pork consumers purchase. Secondly USDA expects exports to expand by five percent and that will move more of the increased production to foreign consumers. Finally, with the addition of new processing capacity the farm to wholesale margins are expected to drop. Lower margins at the processing stage may contribute to stronger bids to hog producers.”Live hog prices are expected to be about $48 in 2017, $2 higher than in 2016. Hurt predicts prices will average $45 in the first quarter, the very-low $50s in the second and the third quarters, and then drop to $43 in the final quarter of 2017. A range of $2 higher or lower would be reasonable for price projections.Hurt expects costs of production to be around $50 on a live weight basis in both 2016 and 2017 based on current feed price expectations. That totals an average loss for producers of $12 a head last year and $6 a head this year. Because the 2017 outlook is for weak returns Hurt says it is important hog farmers keep further expansion to a minimum. This will be difficult with new processing capacity coming in 2017 as those plants will want to stimulate some added production to fill their lines.Source: NAFB News Service By Andy Eubank – Jan 4, 2017 Facebook Twitter More Pork but Higher Prices in 2017 Previous articleVilsack Expected to Become U.S. Dairy Export Council PresidentNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank SHARElast_img read more

Less anti-media violence in 2010 but more obstruction and self-censorship

first_img December 30, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Less anti-media violence in 2010 but more obstruction and self-censorship News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders condemns the new forms of censorship and obstruction being used by government to prevent diverse and freely-reported media coverage of the situation in Sri Lanka. The fall in the number of physical attacks, threats and cases of imprisonment is to be welcomed, but it is worrying that the authorities are blocking the return of real editorial freedom.At the same time, the flight of at least 55 Sri Lankan journalists, including many press freedom activists, into exile during the past three years has left a void in the country’s media.We hope the authorities will create the conditions for a lasting improvement in press freedom in 2011. This must include solving the murder of The Sunday Leader’s well-known editor, Lasantha Wickrematunge, nearly two years ago (http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-shock-and-anger-continue-one-year-07-01-2010…) and political cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda’s disappearance nearly a year ago (http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-where-is-prageeth-10-08-2010,38113.html).The latest incident was today’s ban on a visit by 10 Sri Lankan and foreign journalists, including the BBC’s correspondent, to a detention camp in Boosa to attend a meeting between prisoners and the government-created Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). The reporters had previously received permission from the LLRC and the Media Centre for National Security.Human rights groups say there have been cases of torture and extrajudicial disappearances in the camp, which houses more than 700 suspected former members of the Tamil Tiger rebels.BBC journalists were already prevented from attended several LLRC interview sessions with the Tamil population in September in Killinochchi, Mullaitivu and elsewhere. The BBC’s journalists were, on the other hand, able to cover the commission’s work in the north of the island in August. At this time, the Tamil daily Thinakural and the Colombo-based English-language Sunday Times published devastating accounts of cases of forced disappearances of Tamils at the end of the civil war.As a general rule, the authorities are providing the media with no precise information about the problem of Tamil Tiger prisoners of war. The figures vary from ministry to ministry. And the press has had no access to some detainee camps. Journalists are afraid to cover the issue of war crimes or their editors do not let them.A Colombo-based media freedom activist said: “Several journalists from English and Sinhalese-language media have been allowed to follow the LLRC’s work, but their reports do not include the most disturbing accounts of the end of the war. They have to censor themselves on the issue of war crimes.”In another example of self-censorship, few Sri Lankan media reported the recent murder in Jaffna of an education official who had criticised the government’s decision to force Tamil children to sing the national anthem in Sinhalese.One of the few newspapers to cover these stories, The Sunday Leader, is being subjected to various forms of harassment. Its editor, Frederica Jansz, is currently being sued by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, one of the president’s brothers.In 2010, the main telephone operator, Dialog, refused to transmit critical content of the government by SMS. A Colombo-based journalist said this decision forced several news websites to censor themselves in order to continue having their reports relayed by Dialog. The situation was denounced by JNW News, which provides mobile phone operators with news content.Cases of violence have not ended altogether. Reporters for the MTV / Sirasa television station and the Lanka-e-News website were recently attacked by ruling party supporters while at Colombo airport to cover the return of the leader of the far-left NSSP party. And four journalists, including a Daily Mirror photographer, were hit by police while covering a student demonstration in the capital in mid-October. Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge July 29, 2020 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts Sri LankaAsia – Pacific center_img Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists January 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en July 15, 2020 Find out more News Organisation Follow the news on Sri Lanka Newslast_img read more

One Covid-19 death announced in North today

first_img Google+ By News Highland – June 11, 2020 Pinterest Previous articleLetterkenny Tidy Towns launch new websiteNext articleMichael Murphy leaning towards straight knock out championship News Highland Google+ There has been one Covid 19 related death announced in the North today.It’s the first to be reported after four days in which no person died because of the coronavirus.That brings the death toll in Northern Ireland to 538.There were 4 new cases reported today, with the total number of cases now standing at 1,185. DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twittercenter_img Homepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford One Covid-19 death announced in North today Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

Many favorite U.S. foods have their roots in Asia

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder The Troy University College of Communication and Fine Arts provided an Asian Experience for more than a thousand students and adults during the “Experience Asia Festival” at Troy University Sept. 18-20.On Thursday about 300 third, fourth and fifth graders heard classical Asian stories and then participated in a variety of hands-on experiences at the university. On Friday, the Ronin Taiko Drummers performed at Troy Elementary School and then for the general public on Saturday night at the Claudia Crosby Theater.Experience Asia included storytelling, music, Kung-Fu, art and a bit about the food culture of the Asian countries. Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 9:59 pm Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Many favorite U.S. foods have their roots in Asia By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Email the authorcenter_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Collins said that Nissin Food introduced “Top Ramen” to the United States in 1970.“And as the saying goes, ‘the rest is history,’” Collins said. “About $10 billion worth of Ramen Noodles are sold each year and, at an average price of 17 cents at package, that’s a lot of noodles.”But that’s almost nothing compared to the tea that is consumed worldwide each year.“Tea was actually discovered almost 5,000 years ago by a great Chinese emperor named Shen Nung,” Collins said. “One day the emperor was boiling water outside when leaves from a nearby bush fell into the open kettle. Before he could retrieve the leaves, they began to brew. He smelled the sweet aroma of the mixture and once, he tasted it, the world was given tea.” Grace Collins, emcee for the event, provided interesting and surprising information about what Americans consider “Chinese” foods.“Did you know that noodles originated in China, not Italy as spaghetti lovers might think,” Collins said. “Chinese noodles are called Lo-Mein. In Japan, the same noodles are called ‘ramen.’ Ramen noodles are to Japan what baked beans are to Boston. AndRamen Noodles are what college coeds call staples. As poor, starving students, Ramen Noodles are part of our daily food pyramid.” Sponsored Content Collins said that, after plain water, tea is the most popular beverage in the world today.“Can you imagine a world without tea,” she said. “There would be no teapot or tea kettle. No teaspoons or tea towels. Two of the world’s most famous tea parties would never have happened. The colonists wouldn’t have had the Boston Tea Party in 1773 where they threw 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. And ‘Alice in Wonderland’ would never have had a Mad Hatter tea party.”And, to think, that the first tea was brewed by accident.But the famous Asian fortune cookie was no accident and has certainly garnered no small amount of “dough.”The fortune cookie was actually invented in San Francisco by a Japanese gardener who designed the famous Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park.“The mayor, who didn’t like Japanese, fired the gardener in 1910 but soon Mr. Hag-i-wara was rehired by a new mayor,” Collins said. “Grateful to those who stood by him during his period of hardship, Hag-i-wara created a cookie in 1914 that included a thank you note inside. He passed them out at the Japanese Tea Garden and began serving them there regularly.”In 1951, Hag-i-wara’s cookes were displayed at San Francisco’s World Fair.“Fortune cookies became common in Chinese restaurants after World War II,” Collins said. “Since desserts are not traditionally part of Chinese cuisine, fortune cookies gave Americans a dessert with an exotic flair. Today, the world’s largest fortune cookie manufacturer, Wonton Foods of Queens, New York makes 60 million cookies a month.”Those who attended the Asian Experience Festival at Troy University now know a lot more about the most popular “Asian” foods.“Starving” college students will continue to eat Ramen Noodles, the world will continue to drink oceans of tea and “Chinese” fortune cookies will be baked in New York.It is a small world after all.Ramen Skillet Casserole½ pound ground beef1 onion, chopped2 packets Ramen noodles1 ½ cups water1 can kernel cornBrown ground beef and onion. Drain. Add flavor packets from Ramen Noodles. A corn and cook 5 minutes and serve. Note: You may the meat to seafood or poultry and use different canned vegetables and get a lot of variety out of this one recipe.Ramen Eggs4 eggs2 package Ramen Noodles1 cup frozen English peas1 package honey ham, cut in bite-size pieceIn a skillet, scramble eggs in butter. In a saucepan, cook 2 packages Ramen Noodles in water for 5 minutes then drain Add the cooked Ramen to the cooked eggs along with the flavor packets. Stir in English peas and honey ham. Heat and serve. You could stir in cooked meats or added cooked seafood, as well as other vegetable and change the flavors of Ramen.Ramen Steak, Broccoli and Cheese2 packages Ramen Noodles1 cup broccoli, cooked1 cup chopped steak, cooked½ jar cheese sauce¼ teaspoon garlicCook 2 packages Ramen Noodles in water. Drain. Add 1 cup chopped cooked broccoli. Mix 1 cup cooked chopped steak with 1 flavor packet and ½ jar cheese sauce. Add garlic. Microwave for 20 seconds. Mix all ingredients. Serve.Ramen SpaghettiCook a brick of Ramen Noodles for each person. Drain the noodles when done. Place in center of a plate. Add some butter, salt, and pepper, and some heated canned spaghetti sauce and toss well to mix ingredients. Serve with garlic toast and a green salad.Ramen Sesame Grilled ChickenCook Ramen. Drain. On a plate, put 2 teaspoons sesame oil and mix in some of the flavor packet. Brush this mixture on chicken breast and grill until done. Brush same mixture on asparagus and grill. Mix remaining flavor packet in noodles. Add 2 teaspoons sesame seeds. Mix everything together. Top with chopped green onions. Serve.Thai Tea6 cups water8 tea bags, black1 cup evaporate milk4 tablespoons sugar4 teaspoons cinnamon4 teaspoons cardamomIce, crushedBoil the water and steep tea bags with cardamom for 5 minutes. Strain out teabags and let cool. Put ice into 4 glasses, and add tea. Leave about a quarter of the glass empty. To each glass add, 1 tbs sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 cup of milk.Peach Tea3 12-ounce cans of peach juice2 quarts tea1 cup sugar¼ cup lemon juiceCombine everything and chill. Serve over ice.Boston Iced Tea4 quarts water1 cup sugar15 tea bags12 ounces frozen cranberry juice concentrateHeat water to boiling and add sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add tea bags. Remove from heat and let steep for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and add cranberry juice concentrate. Stir until melted and mixed. Then allow to cool to room temperature before refrigerating. Serve over ice.Fortune Cookie Recipe2 large egg whites1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract3 tablespoons vegetable oil8 tablespoons all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch1/4 teaspoon salt8 tablespoons granulated sugar3 teaspoons waterWrite fortunes on pieces of paper that are 3 1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease 2 9-X-13 inch baking sheets. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the egg white, vanilla extract, almond extract and vegetable oil until frothy, but not stiff. Sift the flour, cornstarch, salt and sugar into a separate bowl. Stir the water into the flour mixture. Add the flour into the egg white mixture and stir until you have a smooth batter. The batter should not be runny, but should drop easily off a wooden spoon. Note: if you want to dye the fortune cookies, add the food coloring at this point, stirring it into the batter. For example, used 1/2 teaspoon green food coloring to make green fortune cookies. Place level tablespoons of batter onto the cookie sheet, spacing them at least 3 inches apart. Gently tilt the baking sheet back and forth and from side to side so that each tablespoon of batter forms into a circle 4 inches in diameter. Bake until the outer 1/2-inch of each cookie turns golden brown and they are easy to remove from the baking sheet with a spatula (14 – 15 minutes).Working quickly, remove the cookie with a spatula and flip it over in your hand. Place a fortune in the middle of a cookie. To form the fortune cookie shape, fold the cookie in half, then gently pull the edges downward over the rim of a glass, wooden spoon or the edge of a muffin tin. Place the finished cookie in the cup of the muffin tin so that it keeps its shape. Continue with the rest of the cookiesRAMEN AND CHEESE 
Cook 1 pkg. Ramen Noodles in water for 5 minutes. Drain. Add 1/2 cup grated cheese and 1/4 cup milk. Heat. Stir until cheese is melted. Serves one.RAMEN SPAGHETTI
Cook a brick of Ramen Noodles for each person. Drain the noodles when done. Place in center of a plate. Add some butter, salt, and pepper, and some heated canned spaghetti sauce and toss well to mix ingredients. Serve with garlic toast and a green salad.RAMEN MARINARA 
Brown 1 lb. ground beef with 1 chopped onion. Drain off fat. Cook 4 pkg. Ramen, without the flavor packets and without breaking the noodles up, in 2 cups boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain. To the meat mixture add 1 can Spaghetti Sauce, 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning, 1 tsp. minced garlic. Mix well. Pour over the cooked Ramen Noodles. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Serve hot with crusty French bread and a tossed green salad. Serves 4 hearty appetites. Book Nook to reopen You Might Like CHHS graduates flock to Sound of the South When the Troy University Sound of the South Marching Band takes the field, Johnny Long looks on with great pride…. read more Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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