Indian factory output recovers well…..

first_img KCS-content Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ INDIAN industry continues to grow after suffering a decline in 2009, data accrued by HSBC revealed yesterday.In November industry growth rose to above the long-run average, accelerating for the second successive month.The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) jumped to 58.4 in November, up from 57.2 in October.The volume of new orders and export business also grew, the former reaching its strongest rate for four months.Yet employment in manufacturing was slightly down. Respondents to the survey cited workers leaving for higher wages in other areas.And inflation remains a problem, with output price inflation now sustained for over a year.“A spike in backlogs suggest tight capacity, which together with rising prices underscores the need for continued monetary policy tightening,” said Leif Eskesen, chief economist at HSBC. whatsapp Share whatsapp Indian factory output recovers well….. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Wednesday 1 December 2010 8:22 pmlast_img read more

Equity Bank Group Limited ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgEquity Bank Group Limited ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock market crash: I’m buying UK shares like Warren Buffett to retire in comfort

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. See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild | Saturday, 28th November, 2020 Stock market crash: I’m buying UK shares like Warren Buffett to retire in comfort 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. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Enter Your Email Address 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! UK share markets have had a terrific run in November. The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 are still up around 15% and 12% respectively since the beginning of the month. But the stock market rally has run out of steam in recent days as giddiness over a Covid-19 vaccine has receded. It’s quite possible that coronavirus news flow in the coming days and weeks could send UK share prices sharply lower again too.It doesn’t matter much to me whether London share markets soar or sink in the near term though. Of course, I’d prefer them to head northwards. But, as a long-term UK share investor, I’m not too concerned. Any share movements in the coming weeks and months won’t have a significant impact on my eventual returns, for good or for bad.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…In fact, I’ve continued to invest in my Stocks and Shares ISA despite recent macroeconomic malaise. Some might think I’m crazy. But buying when global stock markets crash can be a fast way to make a fortune, as some of the world’s most successful investors have shown.Buying like Warren BuffettTake Warren Buffett for example. The world’s fourth richest man (worth an estimated $88.2bn) has made his fortune betting on shares after market corrections, claiming once that “bad news is an investor’s best friend.”Back in 2008, he claimed to The New York Times that a stock market crash “lets you buy a slice of America’s future at a marked-down price.” It’s a theme that can equally apply to UK shares, of course. And it’s a strategy that can reap huge rewards for those brave enough to keep buying shares despite intense volatility.According to Buffett: “Fears regarding the long-term prosperity of the nation’s many sound companies make no sense. These businesses will indeed suffer earnings hiccups, as they always have. But most major companies will be setting new profit records five, 10 and 20 years from now.”Buying UK shares for a comfortable retirementInvestors clearly need to be careful before buying UK shares in the current climate. Plenty of British companies have debt-heavy balance sheets which could endanger their very existence in the event of a long economic downturn. A lot of stocks with previously bright earnings outlooks have become a lot more fragile in a post-coronavirus landscape.Still, there remains plenty of top-quality stocks that should provide brilliant returns over the long term. And, as Warren Buffett’s advice suggests, a great many UK shares like this can be picked up for a knock-down price following the 2020 stock market crash. I’ve gone dip-buying with my ISA despite the uncertain near-term economic outlook. And with the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 still down since the start of the year, I plan to keep shopping for bargains too. It could help me build an enormous pot of cash for my retirement.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

A’s House Project / Global Architects & Associates

first_img Year:  ArchDaily Save this picture!© Nguyễn Quốc Anh+ 18 Share A’s House Project / Global Architects & Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Projects Area:  46 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Hanoi, Vietnam Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Nguyễn Quốc AnhProject Architects:Nguyễn Danh Hoan, Nguyễn Văn Nghĩa, Phan Mạnh Tùng, Phạm Tuấn, Phan Lịch, Nguyễn Trung Kiên, Nguyễn Quốc Anh.Construction Cost:16.300 USDFurniture Cost:5.500 USDArchitect In Charge:Nguyễn Hoàng HiệpCity:HanoiCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nguyễn Quốc AnhRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. From the architect. Separated from the noisy city, the house is humbly ensconced in a small alley on Hoang Van Thai Street, Hanoi.With an area of just over 46 square meters, the house is required to guarantee essential and necessary functions of a home for a young couple about to get married, however are limited in terms of extremely tight budget, and time of construction as short as possible, especially in the future it can be easily renovated and replaced when the economy is stable and life-changing is needed. Over many plans in place, the architects finally find the most optimal plan.Save this picture!DiagramWith a design perspective of linking living space to natural, atrium space plays the central role of the house, which is the convergence of the sun, wind and trees, of all factors that contribute to a healthy life, which has always been purified.Entering the house, the entire public space is arranged smoothly and airy, with a garage, living room, kitchen and dining room splited in a conventional way, which creates the feeling that the house is really large and comfortable. There are issues that many Hanoi tube houses are suffering: fragmented space, lack of light and low humidity.Save this picture!© Nguyễn Quốc AnhThe second floor is a space reserved for the privacy of the owner, with the bedroom having its windows open directly into the atrium space, where homeowners can breathe fresh air every morning, and from here it can easily connect to working space through the bridge corridor. The main purpose of this place is to work, but it is also a storage space, serving the demands for future use when the young couple welcomes their offsprings.The furniture of the house uses warm and rustic colors, from the arrays of ceiling tiles and termites-treated pine wood, to the arrays of flower bricks recalling nostalgic past and the details on the tables made from wood blocks which is not only unique but also a highlight for the house …, all blend together to make up the truest, most rustic atmosphere, but no lack of interest for young couple.Save this picture!© Nguyễn Quốc AnhConstruction costs is also a completely surprising factor that the house bring to, due to the consultant has flexibly used steel structure, which not only reduce the load of the house, but also maximally shorten the construction time and labor work. On the other hand, the recycling of some details from the old house is both the way to keep back memories and the way to save costs.Each house built has their own interesting story behind and this house does, too. The owner, a young lecturer, with his little knowledge in wood furniture, had himself designed and created furniture for his own house, making the house look as it is hiding something really special in his way!Save this picture!© Nguyễn Quốc AnhSave this picture!1st Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Ramat Gan / Ella SaharSelected ProjectsBallarat Regional Soccer Facility / K20 ArchitectureSelected Projects Share 2016 A’s House Project / Global Architects & AssociatesSave this projectSaveA’s House Project / Global Architects & Associates Vietnam Architects: Global Architects & Associates Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeGlobal Architects & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHanoiVietnamPublished on June 11, 2016Cite: “A’s House Project / Global Architects & Associates” 10 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Champs-Meunier South / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés

first_imgCopyAbout this officeRichter Dahl Rocha & AssociésOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialLe Mont-sur-LausanneSwitzerlandPublished on May 01, 2017Cite: “Champs-Meunier South / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés ” 01 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyApartments, Residential•Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Champs-Meunier South / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés Manufacturers: ROCKPANEL, 4B, VIAL SAInvestor:Solvalor Fund Management SAStructural Engineer:Jean-Paul Cruchon & Associés SAGeotechnical Engineer:Karakas & Français SAHvac Engineer:ER Energies Rationnelles SASanitary Engineer:Perret Sanitaire SAElectrical Engineer ::Monnet R. & Cie SASurveyor:BBHN SAROCKPANEL:Compressed mineral wool for external cladding4B:Wood and metal peinted IGPVIAL SA:Facade with brushed and stained larch woodArchitect In Charge:Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes SATeam Lausanne:: Jacques Richter, Ignacio Dahl Rocha, Manuel Perez, Nuno Santos, Angela Clua, Thanh Trinh, Roberto Kossi Odi, Sacha Pannatier, Bernard EmonetLandscape Architect:Bureau du Paysage Jean-Jacques BorgeaudCity:Le Mont-sur-LausanneCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorSave this picture!Plans Level 0 + Level 2Text description provided by the architects. The Champs Meunier North and South area was built by Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés in two phases on former farmland in Mont-sur- Lausanne, close to Lausanne and its motorway access. The second phase, Champs Meunier South, with a U-shaped design and volumes composed in terraces, is adapted to the area’s layout and features 47 dual-aspect flats with 3.5, 4.5 and 5.5 rooms, distributed over 2, 3 and 4 storeys around a large central landscaped area forming a meeting place for residents. is adapted to the area’s layout and features 47 dual-aspect flats with 3.5, 4.5 and 5.5 rooms, distributed over 2, 3 and 4 storeys around a large central landscaped area forming a meeting place for residents.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe apartment plans show a clear distinction between daytime and nighttime areas, linked by a compact sanitary core including bathrooms and kitchens. In the larger flats, the circulation space is built around this core, providing fluidity to the layout. The daytime area is extended towards the outside through continuous balconies, with privacy protected by sliding openwork panels reducing the relationship between the interior and the exterior.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe visual expression on the façades is dominated by the lines of the continuous balconies. These horizontal elements highlight the volume division, laying stress on the projection of the buildings that follow the slope of the land, while reducing the divisions of the façades, which are due to the juxtaposition of neighbouring flats. The pure lines of the balconies contrast with the façade finishes, blending metal and wood, whose vertical and horizontal grid pattern underlies the sense of movement.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessMain East Side Lofts / 1100 ArchitectSelected ProjectsShimogamo Machiya Villa / Takuma OhiraSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Chemin des Champs Meunier 15B, 1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 22 Share Architects: Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Projects Apartmentscenter_img Area:  8561 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2014 Champs-Meunier South / Richter Dahl Rocha & AssociésSave this projectSaveChamps-Meunier South / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Switzerland “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

Duchess of Sussex curates workwear collection to support Smart Works clients

first_imgDuchess of Sussex curates workwear collection to support Smart Works clients Melanie May | 13 September 2019 | News HRH The Duchess of Sussex and Smart Works have collaborated with British fashion brands & designers John Lewis & Partners, Marks & Spencer, Jigsaw and Misha Nonoo to create a working wardrobe for Smart Works clients.Called The Smart Set, the capsule collection consists of the work wear essentials often needed to attend interviews and enter into the workplace: a white shirt, a blazer, trousers, a dress and a tote. For every item bought during the sale of the collection, which will last for at least two weeks, one will be donated to Smart Works, which helps unemployed women get ready for their job interviews, meaning that for every item bought, another will be given to help a woman get back into the work place.The Smart Set is available now in stores, online and in Smart Works Dressing Rooms across the UK. The pieces are available at a range of different price points as well as sizes and colours.The Duchess became Patron of Smart Works in January this year. The Smart Set capsule collection has been informed and inspired by her visits to the charity where she noticed that while it received many donations, they weren’t always the right choices or sizes. The Duchess worked with Smart Works and each of the brands individually to curate the collection. Tagged with: B1G1 Celebrity fashion  434 total views,  2 views today Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex said:“Since moving to the UK, it has been deeply important to me to meet with communities and organisations on the ground doing meaningful work and to try to do whatever I can to help them amplify their impact.“When you buy any item in the Smart Set Capsule Collection for Smart Works, the same item will be given to a Smart Works client, and with it, the confidence and support she needs to enter the workforce and take an important step in building a career. In convening several companies rather than one, we’ve demonstrated how we can work collectively to empower each other – another layer to this communal success story, that I am so proud to be a part of.”A recent Smart Works client, Kate, spoke about what her visit to Smart Works meant to her: Advertisementcenter_img  435 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via “The appointment restored my confidence and reminded me that I can do it. At Smart Works, you’ll experience people who are passionate in helping you, not only to look your best but to be the best you. It is an experience you won’t forget.”“My outfit made me feel like a boss – powerful and strong. It just made me feel amazing, reminding me of how far I have come and the future I have in front of me.”Kate Stephens, CEO of Smart Works, commented:“The capsule collection will give us the staples we need for our clients in centres across the country for the next six months. We are incredibly grateful to the brands involved for making this possible. Every woman who walks through our door will know that another woman cares about her and has invested in her future.”last_img read more

Message to communists in Paris commemorating 1917 Bolshevik Revolution

first_imgPoster for the Nov. 4 meeting in Paris on 100th anniversary of Bolshevik Revolution.The International Department of Workers World Party sent the following message to the commemoration of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution to be held in Paris on Nov. 4 by the Pole of Renaissance of the Communists in France (PRCF) as a contribution to the discussion in which 20 communist parties worldwide are expected to participate.An Indochinese revolutionary was in Paris after World War I participating in debates in the Socialist Party (there was not yet a Communist Party) about the differences between the Second and Third Socialist Internationals. He described it later: “What I wanted most to know — and this precisely was not debated in the meetings — was: which International sides with the peoples of colonial countries?“I raised this question — the most important in my opinion — in a meeting. Some comrades answered: It is the Third, not the Second International. And a comrade gave me Lenin’s Thesis on the national and colonial questions, published by l’Humanité, to read. … What emotion, enthusiasm, clear-sightedness and confidence it instilled into me! I was overjoyed to tears. Though sitting alone in my room, I shouted out aloud as if addressing large crowds: ‘Dear martyrs compatriots! This is what we need, this is the path to our liberation!’”Your conference, called together by the MLPD, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, the 1917 revolution that shaped most of 20th century history.The revolutionary quoted above called himself Ho Chi Minh. He was the political leader of Vietnamese independence and a founder of the Communist Party there. Ho is a treasured hero of the working class as well as of his own workers and peasants worldwide.In 1919, at a time when Russia was not in a position to give much material help, the words of Lenin — backed by the 1917 revolution — were enough to inspire an Indochinese revolutionary. They brought the liberation struggle of the workers and peasants of Vietnam into the camp of the proletariat in the global class struggle against imperialism.Before a decade had passed, there were communist parties organizing anti-colonial struggles in China and in Korea, and there were massive changes in the Central Asia countries that were then part of the Soviet Union. Though the revolution failed to spread to the more developed imperialist countries in Europe, communist movements for workers’ power joined with the anti-colonial movements, especially in Asia at that time, and later in Africa and Latin America.During that period, the Soviet Union developed as an economic and military power. The USSR was able to defeat Nazi-led German imperialism during World War II. It also gave valuable military and economic aid to liberation movements on the three continents that were dominated by world imperialism. Even at a time when the USSR was not actively calling for revolutions, its very existence as a socialist state was a bulwark against the U.S.-led imperialist world.Since the 1991 dismantling of the Soviet Union and its Eastern European allies, this bulwark against imperialism has also disappeared. As soon as there was no USSR, the United States and its NATO allies moved their militaries both into Eastern Europe and throughout Western Asia and North Africa, from Yemen and Afghanistan through Syria and Libya, to reconquer the former colonies.The problems now for the former colonies in maintaining their sovereignty underline the importance of the 1917 revolution in opening the door to struggles for liberation and national independence around the world, first by inspiration and then with material help following World War II.Communists in the imperialist countries can still show support by taking a clear stand to organize the workers in our countries to support anti-colonial movements and especially against the ruling class of the country we organize in. As Ho Chi Minh wrote about arguing with the socialists: “If you do not condemn colonialism, if you do not side with the colonial people, what kind of revolution are you waging?”Long live the Russian Revolution of 1917!Long live Leninism!Down with imperialism!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Ethanol Plants Running at 60%-65% Production

first_img Facebook Twitter Indiana Ethanol Plants Running at 60%-65% Production By Eric Pfeiffer – Jul 23, 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE The ethanol industry has taken a big hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Helena Jette, director of biofuels for Indiana Corn Marketing Council, says ethanol plants in Indiana are running at about 60%-65% production.“I think that a lot of the ethanol plants are making sure that they are going to ease back into the production and as those profit margins and as the traffic picks up. The thing right now that’s happening in the state of Indiana. It just kind of seems like we’re stuck. If you’ve been following the news and this 4.5 stage with the governor, and I think with implementing mandatory masks, I think a lot are just playing on the cautious side because we just still don’t know where this is going to go over the next few months.”Ethanol demand is improving though. At the height of the shutdowns in April, gasoline demand was down 55% year over year. Jette says it’s a bit better now.“Speaking to some of the fuel retailers here in the state, we’re at about from being 55 percent down to about 20 percent down. That’s sort of the number I’m hearing that’s going to carry us throughout the year. They’re not looking to get back to normal, but they are seeing an uptick in folks starting to commute.”Jette says that will hopefully increase demand for Unleaded 88 across the state as well, which is gasoline that contains 15% ethanol.“We are at about 72 E15, what we call Unleaded 88, locations in Indiana. That’s a lot compared to some of the other states. Indiana is in the top 10, and we’re definitely making traction with that.”Unleaded 88 is typically 5-10 cents cheaper than Unleaded 87 and is perfectly safe for cars 2001 and newer. Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Ethanol Plants Running at 60%-65% Production SHARE Previous articleIndiana Farmland Values Increase, but Signs Point to Potential COVID-19 SlumpNext articleCourt Ruling Keeps Enlist on the Market Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Transnistrian authorities trying to break journalist held on spying charge

first_img RSF_en May 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Transnistrian authorities trying to break journalist held on spying charge to go further Transnistrian journalist gets presidential pardon in return for televised confession News Organisation Moldovan reporters harassed by Russian soldiers on border with Transnistria MoldovaEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts MoldovaEurope – Central Asia News News The wife of Ernest Vardanean, a journalist who has been detained in Tiraspol, the capital of the breakaway region of Transnistria, on charges of spying and high treason since 7 April, is very worried about his physical and mental health.Irina Vardanean, who has just been allowed to visit her husband for only the second time since his arrest, said his physical condition has deteriorated considerably and he is suffering from depression. He has been subjected to hours of interrogation designed to exhaust him and make him confess to things he did not do, she reported.She also said the Transnistrian authorities are still refusing to let her husband be represented by a lawyer, violating a fundamental right. They have rejected the Moldovan lawyer proposed by the family on the grounds that state secrets could be jeopardised.Irina Vardanean has written to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev requesting his help. As the Kremlin has a great deal of influence over the Transnistrian government, she thinks this could be the best card to play.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its dismay about Vardanean’s detention and treatment and calls for his release. In the meantime, it urges the authorities to allow him to see his lawyer, so that the proceedings can start running along legal lines.Ion Manole, the head of the Moldovan human rights NGO Promo Lex, said the Transnistrian judicial authorities often bring charges of spying or high treason against government opponents in order to intimidate and silence them.————————————————-15.04.2010 Journalist facing long jail term : Does arrest signal campaign by breakaway region against pro-Moldovan journalists? Journalists must be respected during Moldova’s political crisis Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders condemns the detention of leading independent journalist and political analyst Ernest Vardanean in Tiraspol, the capital of the breakaway region of Transnistria. Arrested by the Transnistrian intelligence agency, the MGB, on 7 April, he is facing between 12 and 20 years in prison on a charge of high treason.Vardanean, who is from Tiraspol, is currently being held in the breakaway territory’s national security headquarters after a court held a closed-door hearing and ordered him placed in pre-trial detention for two months.According to a television station in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau, the Transnistrian authorities have accused Vardanean under article 272 of the Transnistrian constitution of spying for Moldova. Transnistria declared itself independent of Moldova in 1990 but its secession has not been recognised by Moldova or any other state.Reporters Without Borders fears that the Tiraspol authorities could, in an arbitrary and untransparent manner, impose a long jail sentence on Vardanean although they lack any grounds for doing so. His arrest may be the first move in a broader campaign against Transnistrian journalists working for Moldovan media who express views critical of the breakaway region’s authorities.Vardanean’s wife Irina said his computer was seized when he was arrested. She still had not received any news from Vardanean or any information as to the conditions in which he was being held two days after his arrest.He used to work for the Novii Reghion news agency but recently began freelancing. He is well known among Moldovan journalists for being critical of Transnistrian leader Igor Smirnov. He had been due to begin this week to write for a blog on the Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty Moldovan service’s website.Journalists working in regions with lasting political conflicts are often in a delicate situation. There is always a danger of their falling victim to regional political rivalry and harassment of the press often foreshadows a resurgence in regional tension.Located along Moldova’s eastern border with Ukraine, Transnistria declared its independence of Moldova after the USSR’s collapse. Supported by Russia, it has a constitution, a flag and an independent army but it has not been recognised by any country. June 14, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Moldova July 23, 2020 Find out more May 6, 2011 Find out morelast_img read more

Union Station Homeless Services to Feed Thousands in Need at Christmas Dinner-in-the-Park

first_imgcenter column 1 Union Station Homeless Services to Feed Thousands in Need at Christmas Dinner-in-the-Park From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, December 11, 2015 | 12:41 pm Top of the News To spread holiday cheer and joy, hundreds of volunteers of all ages will gather together on Christmas Day to serve meals at Union Station Homeless Services’ 43rd annual Dinner-in-the-Park.For more than four decades, this beloved tradition has been a staple event for the community during the holiday season.Donned in hairnets, gloves and welcoming smiles, hundreds of volunteers will serve warm holiday meals to all who are hungry at Pasadena’s Central Park on Christmas Day.“The event brings the community together!” said Ginger Mort, member of the Los Angeles Disney VoluntEAR Leadership Council and a Union Station Dinner-in-the-Park volunteer since 2001. “Even if it is for one day, hopefully one day leads to another and another and so on and so on!”Union Station Homeless Services and its volunteers served more than 3,500 plates of food on Thanksgiving, and the agency expects to serve an additional 1,500 plates of food on Christmas Day.Meal recipients will include adults and families experiencing homelessness and poverty, senior citizens, and those who are alone at the holidays or unable to afford a holiday meal.In addition to volunteers, the event is made possible thanks to generous partners:Tsutayo Ichioka & Satsuki Nakao Foundation, HomeStreet Bank, SuperKing Markets, Longo Toyota Scion Lexus, Pasadena Federal Credit Union, Dove Properties, Pasadena Convention Center, Norton Rose Fullbright, Paul Hastings, Centerplate, Chipotle, and Whole Foods.“The Pasadena Convention Center and Centerplate is thrilled to support Union Station Homeless Services by preparing turkeys for Dinner-in-the-Park,” said Michael Ross, CEO, Pasadena Center Operating Company. “We applaud Union Station’s work to serve thousands of meals to the hungry and homeless during the holiday season and are pleased to participate in such a worthwhile cause.”“Dinner-in-the-Park is truly a community event and simply would not be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers and dozens of businesses who make this event such a success,” said Marv Gross, CEO of Union Station.All who are able to help are invited to donate their time, food items or funds to this incredible holiday outreach program.• Union Station Homeless Services is still in need of non-perishable food donations.• A wish list of items needed can be found on the event pageat• The community is invited to drop off these supplies in the indicated sizes at 412 S. Raymond, Pasadena.• Please Note: Due to Health Department regulations, Union Station Homeless Services is no longer able to accept turkey or prepared food donations at the event.About Union Station Homeless ServicesUnion Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station Homeless Services is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to ending homelessness in our community. Headquartered in Pasadena, we are the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. We believe every person deserves a life of dignity and a safe place to call home. 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