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Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgBank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileBank of Baroda (Uganda) Limited is a leading financial institution in Uganda offering banking products and services to individual, commercial and corporate clients. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts, term deposits and loans to letters of credit, bank guarantees, fund transfers and foreign exchange services. The company provides equity brokering services, including investment advisory, securities trading, securities exchange listing and sponsoring and remittance services. Bank of Baroda Uganda has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Uganda and offers convenient banking in the form of Internet and mobile banking services. The financial institution was founded in 1953 and is based in Kampala, Uganda. Bank of Baroda (Uganda) Limited is a subsidiary of Bank of Baroda. Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Prima Reinsurance Plc 2012 Annual Report

first_imgZambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Zambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileZambia Reinsurance PLC, formerly known as Prima Reinsurance is a wholly-owned reinsurance company providing products and solutions in the domestic and business sector in Zambia. The company underwrites classes of marine and non-marine reinsurances, which includes fire, motor, engineering, aviation, agricultural and work-related accidents. Reinsurance is the practice of insurers transferring portions of risk portfolios to other parties by some form of agreement to reduce the likelihood of having to pay a large obligation resulting from an insurance claim. The company is also licensed to reinsure life assurance products. Prima Re is fully-owned and promoted by a group of Zambian Professionals and entrepreneurs. It was incorporated in 2006 as a public limited company and was the first reinsurance company to enter the Zambian marketplace. Prima Reinsurance Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

New Zealand 22 Ireland 19: 2nd Test verdict

first_imgThere is hardly anything to criticise in this Irish performance. Their intensity was superb, their kick-chase excellent and their defence aggressive and sound. New Zealand lacked composure and made uncharacteristic errors, which they will be keen to cut out next week.In quotes – winnersNew Zealand captain Richie McCaw: “It is a relief to win, to be honest. We are pretty happy to get away with a win. These guys make you pay for the mistakes you make in Test footy. You have to cut the errors out and take your opportunities.”Brian O’Driscoll (centre) shows his despair after the final whistleIn quotes – losersIreland captain Brian O’Driscoll: “I am absolutely gutted. We had them in trouble a few times, but the scoreline still says an All Blacks’ victory, which is very difficult to take. There was a huge effort from Mike Ross, coming back after not having played for a lot of weeks. There was a huge work-rate from our pack to set the platform. I am very proud of the lads. We have one more shot next week now and we will take a huge amount from this game.”Top statsNew Zealand had more territory (62%) and possession (59%) but conceded ten turnovers and made eight handling errors. Ireland fans celebrate their team’s early try, but their dreams of victory turned to dustBy Katie Field, Rugby World writerIn a nutshellRarely will you see a more dramatic Test match than this. Ireland hadn’t beaten New Zealand in 25 previous attempts spread over 107 years and a magnificent effort in Christchurch took them within a whisker of that first win (or even a second draw), but they were denied at the death. Ireland led 10-0 before New Zealand fought back to 16-10 up, but the scores were locked at 19-19 until Dan Carter snatched victory for the All Blacks with a drop-goal inside the last minute.Ireland played with so much more intensity than last week, forcing New Zealand into uncharacteristic errors. The Irish pack’s work at the breakdown was immense, Jonathan Sexton, Ronan O’Gara and Conor Murray controlled the game well and the All Blacks looked increasingly jittery as the tourists came back from 19-13 down to 19-19 inside the last quarter.Then, with New Zealand down to 14 men after Israel Dagg was sin-binned for a nasty late hit on Rob Kearney, referee Nigel Owens penalised Ireland for wheeling a scrum inside the home half, and suddenly New Zealand rediscovered their clinical edge when it counted most. They took play to the shadow of the Ireland posts and, after Carter fluffed one drop-goal attempt, they were awarded a five-metre scrum and Test rugby’s world record points-scorer added another three to his total with his next drop-goal effort. With less than half a minute on the clock, Ireland had no time to come back and so lost in the cruellest fashion.Dan Carter slotted the winning drop-goal in the last minuteNo one in the sell-out 21,000 crowd at the new AMI Stadium, built after Christchurch’s devastating 2011 earthquake, can have seen a more dramatic Test match, nor a better Ireland performance. Somehow the tourists now need to put this disappointment behind them and take the multitude of positives this game offers, and go all out for the win in the third and final Test next week. They have nothing to fear.Key momentReferee Nigel Owens refereed the breakdown strongly and evenly all evening but sadly his game will be remembered for a call inside the last five minutes which allowed New Zealand to turn defence into attack and snatch the win. Ireland had been on top in the scrum, but Owen penalised them for deliberately wheeling a scrum inside the hosts’ half and the All Blacks kicked for touch, attacked from the lineout and ultimately set the platform for the winning drop-goal. Scrum-calls at vital times are always controversial and only a handful of people know what was really happening in there, so opinion will remain divided on this one for years to come.Star manThere were so many outstanding performances from Ireland players, not least their front row. Mike Ross was immense, coming back into the side after several weeks on the sidelines, Rory Best had a terrific game, but Cian Healy just edges the decision for me with his storming play in the tight and loose. He even found time to square up to semi-professional boxer Sonny Bill Williams. Jamie Heaslip was another standout performer, Donnacha Ryan won some lovely lineouts, and Brian O’Driscoll led his team magnificently, characteristically playing bravely on after taking a blow close to his left eye early in the game.Room for improvement Sin-bin Israel Dagg 72IRELAND: Rob Kearney; Fergus McFadden, Brian O’Driscoll (captain), Gordon D’Arcy (Ronan O’Gara 50), Andrew Trimble; Jonathan Sexton, Conor Murray (Eoin Reddan 64); Cian Healy, Rory Best, Mike Ross, Dan Tuohy (Donncha O’Callaghan 58), Donnacha Ryan, Kevin McLaughlin (Peter O’Mahony 62), Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip.Try Murray. Con Sexton. Pens Sexton 4 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img NEW ZEALAND: Israel Dagg; Zac Guildford, Conrad Smith, Sonny Bill Williams, Julian Savea (Ben Smith 73); Daniel Carter, Aaron Smith (Piri Weepu 64); Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks (Ben Franks 57), Brodie Retallick (Ali Williams 64), Sam Whitelock, Adam Thomson (Retallick 65-69), Richie McCaw (captain), Kieran Read (Sam Cane 40).Try Aaron Smith. Con Carter.  Pens Carter 4. Drop-goal Carter. NOT FOR FEATURED: Ireland fans celebrate a try against New Zealand during their rugby union match at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on June 16, 2012. The All Blacks beat Ireland 22-19 in the second rugby Test. AFP PHOTO / Marty Melville (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/GettyImages) last_img read more

Breaking News: Governor Scott names Apopka businessman Rod Love to the…

first_img Reply Mama Mia TAGSApopka Mayor Bryan NelsonFlorida Governor Rick ScottOrange County Commission District 2Rod Love Previous articleLake Apopka Wildlife Drive celebrates its 3rd Anniversary this weekendNext articleApopka Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast: It began with a vision Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 42 COMMENTS Reply Also while we are discussing this commission seat, that will be filled once again, the next election, IMO, I would have thought that the PBACF would have waited to see who all the candidates will be, after the qualifying period, before they gave their endorsement and backing to one of them, or at least after the governor’s appointment….IMO…..want to hash it out about my comments here too? LOL Mama Mia April 27, 2018 at 9:06 pm Reply April 28, 2018 at 2:47 pm Mama Mia Reply And you can be the District 2 Orange County Commissioner incumbent, and run for re-election in Nov. right Rod? Reply Orlando resident April 27, 2018 at 9:35 pm April 29, 2018 at 5:07 pm Orlando resident Reply Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia April 28, 2018 at 2:40 pm April 28, 2018 at 8:34 am The Orange County Commission is not my forte anyway, I am much more familiar with, and interested in the happenings of the Apopka City Council. Thought you would like to know that little fact, Orlando Resident, about myself, so don’t worry about a future run for Orange County Commission by some dreadful person whose postings, greatly concerns you…..LOL Geesh……Also, are you referring to Bethune Cookman College when you state BCC? I’m not aware of that appointment, but can look it up, when I’m in the mood, not that it matters to me, as that is a different scenario altogether. Have a good evening Orlando Resident! April 29, 2018 at 11:15 am Has it been that bad? I thought it was rather civil compared to some of the conversation on the internet. Reply Orlando Resident, Rod Love is a very passionate, dedicated person who has some strong ties to Tallahassee, in the state politics, and who has some very strong political connections…..and I mean this in a very positive way, not a negative way. He is very well-known, here in our Apopka area. He is a regular at the Apopka City Council meetings, is very vocal in his support against crime in our area, and for other improvements of our area. I am certain he will be totally dedicated to the betterment of all the areas, he will represent as an Orange County Commissioner for District 2. He works hard at bringing the community together, and reaching out to all citizens. He is not a person who just reaches out to the big-wigs, but spends a lot of time and effort building up, and uniting the average citizens too. And although he will not be sheriff and over the crime, he helped head- up and organized an Apopka Task Force on Crime here because of his concerns of what is happening with violence in and around Apopka. Thanks for your comments Orlando Resident! Reply Orlando resident Please enter your name here Reply Reply Reply Orlando resident Mama Mia Reply April 29, 2018 at 6:54 pm Mama Mia Orlando resident April 27, 2018 at 10:01 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here April 29, 2018 at 4:41 pm Mama Mia This is something that drives me crazy about the online Sentinel (and all newspapers online). I looked at the article today and you are correct, it has Rod Love’s quote that he wouldn’t run. Yesterday, the article said the Rick Scott was seeking someone who didn’t want to run.They get the article up as fast as they can, then make changes as more information comes in. The Sentinel never points out when they change it, which drives me crazy (other newspaper acknowledge that they update it).Who knows, tomorrow it may say something different.Anyway, it seems like he’s not going to run. Maybe if he likes the job, he will run in 2022. Mama Mia Maybe as a county commissioner, you can help get a grip on some of these random acts of violence, going on not only here in this city, but in the county too of Apopka, like that man stabbed in the stomach by his own elderly neighbor, allegedly, for no reason what-so-ever, by his own neighbor, allegedly, after saying hello to him, and asking how his day was going, while walking his dog, right in his own neighborhood! A lot of senseless random violence that doesn’t make any sense at all! April 27, 2018 at 9:41 pm Steps into Apopka Mayor Nelson’s vacated District 2 SeatTallahassee –  Florida Governor Rick Scott announced on Friday afternoon the appointment of Rod Love to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners to fill the District 2 seat vacated by former Commissioner Bryan Nelson who resigned when he became Mayor of Apopka on Tuesday.Rod LoveLove, 52 of Apopka, is the president and chief executive officer of Community Synergy Group, Inc., and the host of the radio show Let’s Talk About It with Rod Love and Greg Jackson. The show airs on WOKB 1680 AM on Mondays between 7-8 PM. He is a longtime community advocate in Apopka and co-chaired the Apopka Community Task Force on Violence in 2016.“I am honored by the appointment by Governor Rick Scott to serve the people of Orange County in District 2,” Love said. “I also want to thank my predecessor (Apopka) Mayor Bryan Nelson for his service and look forward to working with other electedofficials to address the multitude of issues confronting our communities. Governor Scott ended our conversation by saying, ‘congratulations and let’s get to work.’  I am ready, and welcome all prayers… we can do this together.  I look forward to serving the people.”Nelson was pleased with Scott’s choice to replace him on the County Commission.“The Governor has made a great pick to fulfill my term,” said Nelson. “Rod knows the issues and won’t miss a beat.”Love’s appointment is for a term that began on April 26th and ends November 13th, 2018, when the winner of the Orange County Commission District 2 election will take over.There are currently five candidates running for the District 2 seat including three Apopka residents – former District 2 Commissioner Fred Brummer, businessman Mark Byrd, and Orange County Public School Board District 7 member Christine Moore. Orlando resident I agree about Teresa Jacobs. I like her and think she’s a great mayor. I’m a democrat, but I don’t think Jerry is the guy. He needs to retire. I agree that crime is up everywhere, but it’s really bad in unincorporated Orange. No sheriff can eliminate it completely. I have a few friends in law enforcement (not OCSO, but locally) and they say that the deputies hate working for him. That’s hearsay, so I don’t know how widespread that opinion is. I do know if there is a problem in a neighborhood, he is complicit. Like let’s say you had a string of burglaries in your neighborhood. It’s not normally a bad neighborhood, but there were a few burglaries. I’m assuming if that happened, Apopka police would keep a close watch on it, send extra patrol, etc until it resolved. I know Orlando would do that. Orange County doesn’t do that. At least that was my experience with some commercial property.After we voted for non-partisan elections (2016?), several constitutional officers filed a lawsuit against the county. I think it was Demings, Randolph, and Singh. The judge said that they couldn’t file it as constitutional officers, they had to do it as individual citizens (which means it comes from their pocket rather than the taxpayers’ pocket). At that point, Demings dropped out. So it’s important enough to waste tax money on it, but not his own money.With Pete Clarke, I feel like he genuinely wants what is best for the county. I don’t think he’s in it for the glory or power or whatever. I know he is a huge advocate for children’s things, like good foster care programs, mental health for kids, school stuff (to the extent the county deals with schools).I’ve heard good things about Panepinto, but like you, I’d never heard of him until he got in the race. I have heard good things though, so that’s why I want to learn a little bit more. April 30, 2018 at 12:46 pm April 30, 2018 at 12:56 pm Mama Mia April 28, 2018 at 9:36 am Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I’m pretty sure Theresa Jacobs will get my vote for the Orange County School Board Chairman position. We were out and about today, and out on Jason Dwelley Parkway, near the NWRC, after turning off of Kelly Park Road in Apopka, and heading south, there was a big sign on the right, that stated, that there was going to be a new Orange County Public School, out there coming, of your choice, is what I think it stated? I hadn’t heard of anything about that one……. Mama Mia April 27, 2018 at 9:11 pm Orlando resident April 29, 2018 at 11:15 am Okay, here is what the article states regarding whether Rod will re-run for Orange County Commissioner, page B3, Orlando Sentinel today’s newspaper, Sat. April 28th, 2018…..As for whether he (Rod Love) would run in November for a full term, he said he “did not anticipate any announcement from me regarding jumping into this race. I don’t want to play political games and leave it open-ended….I’m looking at this as being a public servant for the short window available to me”…..okay, enough said, and you all can weigh it for yourselves…..LOL Reply Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia I agree that non-partisan is somewhat laughable. I mean, everyone knows what party everyone is registered to. But it does actually affect the structure of the elections. The first time Scott Randolph won Tax Collector, he wasn’t even on the ballot. Earl K. Wood won the election, but since he was dead the local Democratic party got to pick who replaced him. That’s crazy. State Attorney was screwy last time too. Only Dems got to vote in the primary. If either of those races had been non-partisan, it would have just been a straight vote and the top person wins.Am I a gadfly? It depends how you define gadfly. I’m not someone who attends every BCC meeting just to stir up trouble. I know there are people that do that with every elected body, and they drive everyone crazy. But I do follow what they do. A few times a year, there is something that I care about enough to attend, speak at the meeting, send emails to the commissioners, etc. I’m also on some county advisory boards, so I pay attention to the BCC as it relates to those boards. I love political campaigns, so I pay attention to the races a lot.For school board, I’ll probably go with Jacobs, but I’m not 100% sure yet. I’m also considering Nancy Robbinson. Honestly, either of them would do a fine job as chair. I’m just not 100% sure who I’ll vote for yet, but I’m definitely leaning toward Jacobs. I think she has been a great mayor. Orlando resident I am going to fix me a chicken pot pie and something to drink, wish it was a whisky sour, instead of diet cola, after this back and forth discussion…….. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 April 28, 2018 at 8:48 am April 29, 2018 at 4:39 pm Please enter your comment! Guess I will have to make myself clearer and state IMO! IMO, if the governor did impose a condition of not running at the end of Rod’s appointed term…..IMO, that would be unfair and un-American, in fact, IMO! Kind of similar to oh, you can be a bridesmaid, so to speak, but not a bride, IMO! I repeat, it is his right, as an American citizen, to run for public office, and it, IMO, is not Governor Rick Scott’s right to impose a condition such as him not running, after his appointed term is up! IMO…..I think you, Orlando Resident, are being unfair, by taking things I say, and applying them to judge Rod’s integrity. You are the one who is being very unfair, in that regard, as I have no privy information, as to what Rod intends to do after his appointed term ends. You keep repeating that you don’t know him and never heard of him. Then don’t judge him! You say I am encouraging him, yes I am, and don’t think you are pinning my balloon, as I just don’t care, and your tactics won’t work on me. By the way, Orlando Resident, do you live in District 2????? April 29, 2018 at 7:35 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. April 29, 2018 at 4:59 pm Oh okay, so that is the BCC you are posting about. April 27, 2018 at 9:18 pm Mama Mia Today’s not a regular school day here in the hood….lol, but my husband called the Sentinel, and they said production was an issue today, and expect a two hour delay in delivery today….we’ll see……….oh, my husband just came in with the paper…okay, good, I will look for the article about Rod. April 29, 2018 at 5:41 pm Reply Reply Reply Reply April 30, 2018 at 11:12 am This talk about “leveling the playing field” regarding all the candidates who are running for the District 2 Orange County Commissioner Seat and Rod’s appointment, and regarding what Mrs. Jacobs, the Orange County Mayor, has to say about the subject…..please, this is politics, and who in the heck believes that theory of “leveling the playing field”? If Rod wants the job again, to continue on, after his appointment by the Governor, he can and will run for re-election ……the Governor may have been looking for someone to fill the job, and not planning on re-running for election, but the Governor cannot stop Rod, if that is what he chooses, it is his right to re-run, if he enjoys his time on the commission, and meaning no disrespect to the Governor either. If it were me, I wouldn’t sit it out at the end of the term, and try it again in 2020, no way, I would go for it, with my foot already in the door, and open a re-election campaign account ASAP……just saying, as by 2020, someone else would have the upper hand, and when you’re a candidate, or an incumbent, you’re in it to win it!!! If that is what Rod wants, that is……Rod is probably thinking to himself, let me get sworn-in first, and get to work, before we sit here speculating back and forth about my re-election. Sorry Rod, you’re the talk of the towns now….lol Mama Mia I know Christine Moore pretty well, and talk to her sometimes at events. I thought she would probably run for the Orange County School Board Chairman, but instead ran for the Orange County Commission Seat. Daddy Brummer won’t get my vote, too manipulative of the board for my tastes, lol….then there is Ms. Rumph, I think she worked at Orange County, in the jail system in some capacity, I have met her, she seems okay to me, I would have to know more, but would consider her, and there is Anton Bibbs from Apopka, but I don’t know him, and also Mark Byrd, who I was in school with, but don’t remember his face, just his name, and he is a nurseryman. Those are the ones so far in the race for District 2. Yes, I would love to see a debate! Crime in the unincorporated county is the responsibility of the Sherriff Demings. As I’m sure you know, he is running for mayor. If you aren’t happy with the crime rate (which I don’t blame you, it’s out of hand), keep that in mind when you are voting for mayor. Hopefully, our new sheriff will get it under control.I hope I don’t seem adversarial. I don’t mean too. I agree with you that crime is crazy and something needs to be done. I hope that Rod Love is a good commissioner for the remainder of the year. It sounds like he will be. I can tell you are a fan. Orlando resident This isn’t hearsay. You said in your comments that if it were you, you would file for re-election (which isn’t re-election. He has never been elected.) regardless of his promise to the governor. That is very concerning. That’s not hearsay — you said it in your earlier post. That’s my concern – that you think that is OK to do.I don’t care whether or not the governor should or shouldn’t appoint someone based on this particular condition. The reported fact is that he did appoint him based on that condition. You are correct that we were not privy to their privy conversations. So we can only go with what is reported. It should be noted though that is consistent with when Rick Scott appoint Lui Damiani to the BCC, so there is no reason to doubt it.My concern is not whether or not this was a fair deal or a condition the governor made. My concern is that when someone accepts an appointment based on a certain condition, then his supporters are encouraging him to renege on that condition less than a week after that appointment because “it’s politics.” Further, his supporters see nothing wrong with that because “he has a right to run.” I hope for the sake of our county, that he has better ethics than his supporters do.BTW, here is another source that says Scott was seeking someone who did not want to continue after this term http://floridapolitics.com/archives/262359-rod-love-appointed-to-orange-county-commissionI couldn’t find the original announcement from Rick Scott’s office, but Scott Powers is a pretty solid reporter. Soooooo, Orlando Resident, do you know any of the other candidates, or heard of them, running for District 2, since you are interested in this particular race? Are you leaning toward one of them, in particular? Just curious. Mama Mia April 29, 2018 at 5:37 pm April 29, 2018 at 5:06 pm You know, Orlando Resident, again, I repeat, I do not know if Rod has even considered running, after the appointed term is over, maybe that was just my excitement about his appointment. Yes, after watching Rod continuously at the Apopka City Council meetings in action, I again, state, that I believe he is a very honorable person, and takes this appointment by the governor seriously, as to do a great job trying his best, to look after the best interests of the Orange county residents. I regret that my enthusiasm of his appointment and support, has caused him to be judged, in your eyes somehow, here on the Apopka Voice. That was not my intent when posting and discussing his appointment. However, I stand right by what I said in my postings, and do not waiver on one single thing I said, especially the part where I stated, if it was me! I would run for election, at the end of the appointment, not re-election, as you are correct, on that ……..so if you want to label me “dogcatcher”, unethical, or whatever, go for it, I repeat, I don’t care. Hmmm….I read your link to that political piece, and what is stated there, when Rod’s appointed term ends, Dec., it states, is even different than what was stated somewhere else I read, just can’t remember where…. Governor Scott specifically wanted someone who was not interested in continuing after this term. It creates a more level playing field when all candidates have to be elected, and you don’t have one who was appointed and is running to keep the seat. I assume that’s why he wanted that. That is also something that Mayor Jacobs thinks is important in appointments like this one.My comments are not meant to reflect in any way on Rod Love and whether he would be a good commissioner after this term. I don’t know him, and have never heard of him. I hope he does a good job for the remainder of the year. I just wanted to point out that he is not likely to continue after this short term as he was picked specifically because he committed not to. (This is in the Sentinel article.) Mama Mia Yes, can’t get any better ( in a way) for a politician to win the election when he is dead. I remember that, when Earl K. Wood won on the ballots when he was deceased. He was a fine gentleman, his age was catching up with him, but was a pillar of the community. He had to take a lot of time off to care for his sick wife, if I remember correctly, but he still enlisted enough help to get the job done. Scott Randolph, fell out of grace here in this area (Apopka) when he shut down the doors of our local tag office that had moved,, not that long ago into a newer strip mall in the same center as Staples and Home Depot here in Apopka. Mayor John Land, who was the mayor at that time even tried to work out something with Randolph to keep the Apopka tag office open, and by sharing some of the costs with the city funds, but Randolph shut it down anyway! Since that time, our citizens have had to drive to Rosemont, near where the old Ri-Mar Drive In used to be, near Rinker Cement, or elsewhere to TCB. Since that time he** has been raised about the inconvenience and we have a mobile “Flo-Mobile” that sets up twice a month in the Apopka City Hall parking lot, but they are not full service, like our previous tag office……. April 28, 2018 at 8:28 am Reply Reply Orlando resident Orlando Resident, Would it be fair for me to assume you are a BCC gadfly? LOL Reply April 28, 2018 at 12:21 pm Orlando Resident…..I have looked through my Orlando Sentinel newspapers I keep stacked up on top of my dog’s crate. I can’t find the article, that you and I referred to, about Governor Scott appointing an Orange Co. Commissioner vacancy. I did not read that article, as I had some other things to do, but my husband had glanced at the article, and did see that the Governor was the one to appoint the position. I believe you, if you stated that the person was picked specifically because he committed not to (re-run) so you said, and that, that was in the article in the Sentinel……but, the person, that will fill that position, certainly has to right to re-run, and people can change their minds all the time, as we have certainly witnessed that a lot in the political world…..lol I am dishearted that Theresa Jacobs has termed out. I didn’t used to care for her very much, but grew to respect her over time. I don’t know anything about Pete Clarke, other than he was a commissioner, I believe, the other guy, Panepinto, I never heard of him, until his announcement. I think Jerry Demings gets a bad rap, mostly by the Republicans mainly, but then I don’t know the inner workings of his department, so there could be some reasons, he gets so much criticism, oh and support too. I think no matter who is sheriff, where ever, the sheriff position creates enemies, just saying…….yes crime is bad, but it is everywhere, not just in Orange County. It is sad this is the way the world is getting. Val Demings ran for Orange County Mayor, earlier then dropped out, making so folks mad, but it worked out for her, in the long run. Then Bill Sublette did the same, and dropped out of the Mayor’s race. Wishy washy people. Reply Congratulations Rod! I was wondering who was going to fill Bryan Nelson’s shoes at the Orange County Commission, considering that the election is still a good ways off. I didn’t know how that was to be, or who would decide, as to who would be appointed, but my husband told me that he saw it in the Orlando Sentinel today, I think, that Governor Scott would be the one to decide who fills the vacancy, but that the article did not state who was going to be appointed……wow, isn’t that great! Rod, I will include you with the newly sworn-in Apopka officials, and you be sure and google this music video about dreams coming true, like I sent to the other new Apopka officials…..OFFICIAL: Iz Kamakawiwo’ole, Somewhere Over the Rainbow…..okay, that is really a great twist of fate, Rod, again congratulations, the gov couldn’t have picked a better guy, and I will be listening to your radio show Monday night, with you and Greg, like I normally do…..only thing is, I couldn’t get the show last Monday, and that was by clicking the button that Reggie links it to the show, from the Apopka Voice. I never saw the live “scale button” that links it right into the live show, all I saw was a lot of ads of music and that sort of thing, after the “here” link button on the Apopka Voice article, but I never could get the live button, so Reggie, why did it not link it to the show, live, as the other normal Monday night shows? Orlando resident Mama Mia Reply Orlando resident I haven’t even gotten my today’s Orlando Sentinel to see the article about Rod Love getting appointed by the Governor in today’s paper, as I am certain the article will be in today’s paper…..I am having some serious home delivery issues with my Orlando Sentinel newspaper. I like the hard copy version, instead of online, as my doggy needs paper for his crate…lol If I don’t get my newspaper today, I will go by the library, to see the article though….I don’t blame my newspaper delivery person much, as they have to fight all the thousands of cars, of the AHS student traffic heading to school in my neighborhood if they are running late delivering….. I will have to read up on all the candidates before the election. As far as the non-partisan races, it is laughable that they always manage to put out what party they are registered to, even if indirectly. I will have to do some homework about the Florida Governor candidates also. I understand the voters will get a chance to vote on whether we want to allow off- shore oil drilling, or ban it on the ballot, then I read where they screwed that up, by adding other stuff onto that same ballot question….about vaping, ( e-cigs) and a question about banned them indoors, along with the off-shore oil drilling question…..shouldn’t be allowed to lump questions together such as that on the ballots!!! Mama Mia April 29, 2018 at 9:02 pm Mama Mia Orlando Resident: I meant to post 2022, like you stated, not 2020….guess I was thinking about eyesight! April 29, 2018 at 9:28 pm I do not live in District 2. I live in District 5. Presumably you are aware that the commissioners vote on things that affect the entire county, so yes, I have an interest in all the races. Obviously, I can’t vote in all the districts, but I donate to the candidates I like in all the districts. When I want to persuade the BCC about a topic, I visit all of the commissioners not just my own. So yes, the commissioners affect everyone, and I want all of the districts to have good, honorable commissioners. That makes the county better for everyone.I don’t know if Rick Scott should pose such a condition. But if you agree to the condition (which Rick Love did) then I think you have an obligation to abide by it. And I think it’s concerning that you think he does not need to abide by it. Whether he should follow through with his promises is a very different conversation then whether he should’ve made those promises in the first place. I’m only concerned with whether he should follow through with them. I’m not sure what you mean by pinning your balloon and my tactics don’t work on you. My goal here is just to have a civil conversation about politics. So I’m not sure what you mean or what you think my intentions are or my tactics, please expand. Reply April 29, 2018 at 4:10 pm Mama Mia Oh no! BCC is Board of County Commissioners. Sorry about that. That does change the whole conversation. Oh dear me….here we go again! Okay, Orlando Resident, I am speaking for myself, and not for Rod Love, Okay? Got it? Don’t get your feathers ruffled. I do not know exactly what was said between Governor Rick Scott and Rod Love, concerning their private conversation, or about any conditions imposed about running or not running, at the end of Rod’s term of appointment as District 2 Orange County Commissioner to fill in for Bryan Nelson’s vacated seat. You wrote about the newspapers getting info different from day to day on this subject….how do I know what was said between those two men? Remember Judge Judy? She says don’t tell me what they (whoever) said….that is here say! LOL…… Reply Rod, just one more thought……you could do like Trump did, and go ahead and open your Orange County District 2 Commissioner campaign donation account for re-election, the day you are to be sworn-in (isn’t that what Trump did?)……..lol!!! Reply This morning on tv, I didn’t see it, but my husband said that Pete Clarke, and Jerry Demings were interviewed on tv, but Panepinto wasn’t interviewed, why, I don’t know. My husband said that the two others were interviewed separately (Clarke, and Demings) April 29, 2018 at 8:02 pm April 29, 2018 at 7:49 pm April 29, 2018 at 8:56 pm Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply You are correct that nothing one can prevent him from running again other than his own integrity. He made a commitment to do something and you are already encouraging him to renege on that commitment.When you say, “If it were me, I wouldn’t sit it out at the end of the term…” Are you saying that you would commit to the governor that you wouldn’t run in 2018, then a few weeks later (qualifying ends June 22), you would sign up to run in 2018? I understand politics, but to make a personal commitment to someone (not “the voters”, but to a specific person), then turn around and renege on that for selfish reasons is pretty low and indicates a glaring lack of integrity. It sounds like you are acknowledging that you are someone that would do that and encouraging Rod to do the same.I had never even heard of Rod before he was appointed and have never met him, but if he is the type of person that would do that, then he is apparently not as great as you say he is. I hope you are speaking only for yourself and not for him. April 29, 2018 at 7:17 pm Mama Mia Reply Orlando Resident, you are on an advisory board there……, well good. Were you appointed randomly, by one of the commissioners, or did you put in an application asking to be considered? Regardless, you were appointed….I am aware of many of the advisory boards there, but not all of them. We don’t have near the number of advisory boards in Apopka that Orange County has, but that is understandable. I can relate to your interest in the political scene. April 29, 2018 at 7:52 pm Mama Mia April 29, 2018 at 8:44 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia Well, I’ve heard of Fred Brummer. Not a fan of his. If it gets down to a run-off, I’m for whoever is up against him. I’ve heard of Christine Moore and Patricia Rumph (isn’t she a perennial candidate?), but I really don’t know much about them. So if I were voting today, I couldn’t tell you who I’d vote for. I suspect it will be a fun campaign to watch, especially between Brummer and Moore. They were on the same team for a while, now they are opponents. I’m hoping that the chambers or leagues or some groups will have debates. I know they will have mayoral debates, but I hope they do the commissioners as well.For whatever it’s worth, I’m for Susan Makowski in 4 and Victoria Siplin in 6. I’m assuming 3 will be on the ballot as well, I really like Bobby Lance. For mayor, I’m still undecided. If the election were today, I’d go with Pete Clarke. But I also want to learn more about Panepinto. I’m not a fan of Demings. He’s a nice guy, but if he runs the county, the way he runs the sheriffs department, we’re in trouble. What about you? April 29, 2018 at 7:16 pm It’s off topic, but I agree with you. If I were in charge of any endorsements (which I’m not), I would what until after qualifying to endorse. It happens all the time where someone will jump in at the last minute. Sometimes, it’s a candidate who wouldn’t have gotten the endorsement anyway, but other times it’s a solid candidate who is aligned with the values of PBA (or whatever group is giving the endorsement). So yes, if I were making endorsements I would generally wait until after qualifying.What I think is even worse is that some groups (not sure if PBA is one of them) are already making endorsements for races like District 3, Sheriff, and some other races that are, as of this moment, in 2020. We all sort of know that the incumbent is going to drop out and there will be a special election in 2018, but what if the incumbent decides not to drop out? Then you have endorsed for an election that is two years away. Reply April 28, 2018 at 9:26 am Mama Mia April 29, 2018 at 4:33 pm April 29, 2018 at 4:21 pm Mama Mia April 30, 2018 at 1:04 pm Mama Mia April 29, 2018 at 9:34 pm I didn’t even notice. I knew what you meant. I think I am going to call it a night, and me and Joey Bo Bo Buttafucco (my little boy dog) are going to turn in to bed…. Good night everyone! Orlando resident Reply That State Attorney’s race was the worst! All that big outside money poured into tv ads that were BS to influence the vote…..you are aware how that went! SMH So you are a part-time gadfly, I take it?…..LOL Yes, aren’t those regularly attending pesty gadflies the worst?!?……ha ha ….Somewhere stuck in limbo between admiration and contempt for what they witness at the local government, as it unfolds…..lollast_img read more

The Best Tries scored in Round 2 of Super Rugby 2014

first_imgMonday Feb 24, 2014 The Best Tries scored in Round 2 of Super Rugby 2014 Super Rugby is now officially under way with a full set of matches in the second round, and one or two big upsets to keep everyone on their toes. Here’s a quick look at some of the best tries scored over the course of the weekend. Look out for great power from Robbie Fruean, up against his former side the Crusaders, to start things off. The Highlanders, Blues, Reds, Lions and Waratahs also scored excellent tries.Are there any tries that aren’t here that you think should be? Which is your favourite? ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries , Super Rugby 2014 Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Gallery House / DADA & Partners

first_img “COPY” Gallery House / DADA & PartnersSave this projectSaveGallery House / DADA & Partners DADA & Partners ArchDaily India Structural Consultants: Save this picture!© Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India+ 17 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787390/gallery-house-dada-and-partners Clipboard Manufacturers: FCML, Hands Carpets, IDUS Furniture Store MEP Consultant: CopyHouses•Chattarpur, India Houses Architects: DADA & Partners Area Area of this architecture project Gallery House / DADA & Partners Photographs Photographs:  Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mr. Bharat Sawhney Area:  8500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project P. Arora & Associates Builder: DADA & Partners Landscape: 2015 Year:  Projects Hvac Consultants:Aditya AirconClient:Surinder SudProject Team:Mukul Arora, Parul Mittal, Jyoti Nair, Neha KashyapCity:ChattarpurCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone IndiaRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Set on a quarter-acre, tapering parcel the Gallery House maximises its frontage along the north facing green lawn and arrival court while negotiating the angled rear edge condition. The ground floor layout positions all primary rooms towards the north and west keeping the south primarily service heavy.Save this picture!© Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone IndiaThe movement between various zones of the house, at both levels, is externalized along this north face and acts as a stretched ‘multilevel gallery’. As with the layout, the façade for this house also expresses the gallery like movementSave this picture!© Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone IndiaOn the ground floor, the formal drawing/dining and the master bedroom become the bookends of this progression, while the family room is centered along it. Secondary bedrooms, kitchen, and service zones are positioned behind this promenade. On the upper floor this north facing connector assumes an airy and unencumbered character given the reduction in the programmatic dependencies. For a large part, the modulation of the upper floors’ layout emerges from a study in framing and sequencing of the visual progression as one moves between the upper master bedroom and guest bedroom towards the north-east quadrant . The position of the linear staircase is a part of this choreographed journey which now assumes a vertical dimension to it. While the staircase begins at the deeper end of the large living room; as one moves upwards they are maneuvered towards the northern threshold or skin of the house. This creates a dramatic change in the experiential quality of the interior space.Save this picture!PlanThe upper level facade is conceived as a transparent linear volume; contained between series of masonry envelopes or folds. Use of seasoned hardwood battens helps screen the glazed upper corridor and also seems to weave together the long slab folds that define the upper level volume. This white stucco and timber clad composition is deliberately contrasted with the heavier visual tectonics of the ground floor that is primarily clad in sand-blasted and flamed granite slabs.  Three partially enclosed north facing terraces punctuate the upper facade. Two of these modest sized terraces have cut-outs in the slab above which frames the sky and tree tops and also the shifting shaft of sunlight.Save this picture!© Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone IndiaThe landscape design palette echo’s the materials used on the facade. The paving and pool side decking is clad in rough steel-grey granite while the junctions between the paving and walls are separated by a continuous strip of black gravel. The driveway design is executed with the use of grey quartzite cobblestones and is deliberately kept understated.Save this picture!© Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone IndiaProject gallerySee allShow lessCountry House in Tarusa Renovation / Architectural bureau PROJECT905Selected ProjectsThe Architecture Foundation MasterclassWorkshop Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787390/gallery-house-dada-and-partners Clipboard CopyAbout this officeDADA & PartnersOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChattarpurIndiaPublished on May 14, 2016Cite: “Gallery House / DADA & Partners” 13 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

LP.0405 House / Nómade Arquitectura

first_img Projects “COPY” Year:  LP.0405 House / Nómade Arquitectura Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Argentina ArchDaily Save this picture!© Ramiro Sosa+ 34Curated by Clara Ott Share Photographs:  Ramiro Sosa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project LP.0405 House / Nómade ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveLP.0405 House / Nómade Arquitectura Architects: Nómade Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937115/l405-house-nomade-arquitectura Clipboard Photographs Houses 2019 CopyAbout this officeNómade ArquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRosarioOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on April 13, 2020Cite: “LP.0405 House / Nómade Arquitectura” [Casa LP.0405 / Nómade Arquitectura] 13 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore 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 CopyHouses•Rosario, Argentina Manufacturers: Roca, Acor, CAM LUMINARIAS, FV, IF CONSTRUCCIONES, Johnson amoblamientos, MARMOLERIA MARRONE Dalla Bona, Julia Kerckhaert, Leila Poveda, Valentina Serri. Engineering:Weder IngenieríaCity:RosarioCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ramiro SosaRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. The starting point of the project, the heart of the house, is a glass “intern” space, which reveals and articulates two green patios / gardens; where the most inhabited space of daily life is housed, the kitchen and the living room. Materialized through simple lines, pure forms and noble materials, the exempt house without party walls is implanted in the unification of two lots to increase the surface of the land, within a closed neighborhood to the south-west of Rosario, in the process of transformation and surrounded of vegetation.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Ramiro SosaDeveloped on one floor, exposed brick, reinforced concrete with exposed planks, wood, black painted metals and glass predominate. From the outside, the urban filter is a large interlocked brick wall; Thus, the house receives visitors opening onto a patio / garden that welcomes, provides privacy from the street, regulates the entry of natural light and the security of the home, in turn solving its formal expression. A large central rectangular block for public use occupies the lot in its entire width, leaving the regulatory withdrawals and articulating another 2 blocks at its ends. To the social sector is added a gallery with perforated exposed concrete ceiling, which expands the house towards the pool and garden, generating a new, transitional space.Save this picture!Save this picture!Section 4Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaSave this picture!© Ramiro SosaThe main entrance, with its “curtain” of mobile wooden boards, is in charge of linking these sectors with the private part of the house. Five bedrooms are accommodated in total, three of them the same and with a mezzanine, they share a full bathroom and are arranged in relation to the back garden, another guest bedroom, attached to the laundry room and access to the terrace, and the master suite and its bathroom, in relation to the entrance garden.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaProject gallerySee allShow lessConservatory / Lorenzo Alvarez ArquitectosSelected ProjectsCatena Media Serbia / Studio AUTORISelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937115/l405-house-nomade-arquitectura Clipboard Lead Architects: “COPY”last_img read more

Yorkshire Bank awards £75k in Spirit of the Community Awards

first_imgYorkshire Bank awards £75k in Spirit of the Community Awards Yorkshire Bank has made grants totalling £75,000 to 12 community groups across England in its Spirit of the Community Awards.This is the second year of the awards. They are designed to recognise organisations that could demonstrate their support for the local community. Groups were invited to enter the awards scheme under one of three categories; education, employability and environment.In each category, one group won £10,000, with three highly commended winners each receiving £5,000.Winners of the Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards 2014Yorkshire Bank’s sister organisation, Clydesdale Bank, has also announced 12 recipients of £75,000 as part of the Spirit of the Community Awards initiative.  This brings the total funds awarded to 24 community groups this year to £150,000.The Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation was established in 2008. Tagged with: corporate Funding Howard Lake | 27 June 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  39 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.last_img read more

RSF condemns sham trial of citizen-journalists

first_img The Hanoi local court took just a few hours to convict Nguyen Huu Vinh, the founder of the well-known Anh Ba Sam news website, and his assistant, Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy. Finding that their articles “distort the lines and policies of the party and law of the state, and vilify individuals,” the judge sentenced Vinh to five years in prison and Thuy to three years. They have been detained ever since their arrest in May 2014.“Citizen-journalists have yet again been jailed for wanting to provide their fellow citizens with independently reported news and information,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.“The scale of this hypocrisy can be appreciated when you realize that many government and judicial officials were Anh Ba Sam’s sources. We urge the international community to put pressure on the Vietnamese authorities so that Vinh and Thuy do not serve these iniquitous sentences.”When Vinh and Thuy were arrested on 5 May 2014, they were accused of posting “bad content and incorrect information that reduces prestige and trust in state agencies.”Vinh created his independent news agency in 2007, calling it Anh Ba Sam (Side Walk News Agency) in allusion to the official Vietnam News Agency. It was renowned for its political reporting, especially its exposés of political scandals and cases of abuse of authority, and was unique for its use of a wide range of governmental, diplomatic, police and dissident sources.Vinh was himself a former police officer turned private investigator. After launching the news site, he was constantly harassed by the authorities, who also kept trying to block access to the site.Vietnam is ranked 175th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 World Press Freedom Index. to go further RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Vietnamese authorities to quash the jail sentences passed yesterday on two citizen-journalists and reiterates its call for the repeal of article 258 of the criminal code – the article used to convict them – which penalizes “abusing democratic freedoms.” Asia – PacificVietnam Judicial harassmentImprisonedCitizen-journalists Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Receive email alerts Organisation Help by sharing this information March 24, 2016 RSF condemns sham trial of citizen-journalists News News Asia – PacificVietnam Judicial harassmentImprisonedCitizen-journalists April 27, 2021 Find out more Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam April 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Vietnam News April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

International community can no longer ignore fate of Cuba’s imprisoned journalists and dissidents

first_img Follow the news on Cuba News May 6, 2020 Find out more News CubaAmericas New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council RSF_en “How many more deaths will be needed in Cuban prisons?” was the question posed at a news conference held today at Reporters Without Borders headquarters in Paris for representatives of the French, Spanish and Latin American media.This question has been more pressing than ever since political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo’s death on 23 February. Some independent journalists such as Guillermo Fariñas, who is not currently detained, and Darsi Ferrer, who is in prison, have decided to follow Zapata’s example by going on an indefinite hunger strike to press for the release of the prisoners of conscience who are in poorest health.The 25 journalists currently in prison in Cuba include Reporters Without Borders correspondent Ricardo González Alfonso, who is serving a 25-year jail sentence which he received during “Black Spring” crackdown of March 2003. His state of health has deteriorated markedly in recent months.After Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard opened the news conference, Cuban writer Zoé Valdés described how the authorities recently stepped up their repression of the Ladies in White, a movement formed by the mothers, wives and sisters of political prisoners. A march that the Ladies in White held in Havana on 17 March, on the eve of the “Black Spring” anniversary, was dispersed in a particularly brutal manner. Valdés also referred to the deterioration in the Castro regime’s image since Zapata’s death.Another participant, writer and academic Jacobo Machover, criticised the readiness of certain governments – in France, Spain and Latin America – to tolerate the arbitrary actions of a regime that has still not ratified the two UN human rights conventions it signed when Raúl Castro was officially installed as his brother’s successor in February 2008.“The dissidents on hunger strike are not doing it for themselves but for everyone,” Machover said, adding that, “today we are seeing the rebirth of a small hope for the island’s future, one that many had ceased to cherish.”Referring to the letter that Reporters Without Borders wrote to Brazil’s President Lula on 17 March and to its contacts with the European Union’s Spanish presidency, Julliard concluded: “We are waiting for a response from governments regardless of their tendency. The International community cannot continue to remain silent in the face of the suffering of these dissidents and the lack of freedoms imposed by a regime whose hints of a possible opening stopped short at the threshold of human rights. Organisation Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Help by sharing this information center_img News News CubaAmericas April 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International community can no longer ignore fate of Cuba’s imprisoned journalists and dissidents RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Receive email alerts October 15, 2020 Find out more to go further October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more