Italy’s PM to face crisis vote

first_img ITALIAN Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is set for a crucial showdown in parliament today after party rebels forced a vote of no-confidence linked to his handling of several crises including the eurozone unrest and the country’s budget deficit. Berlusconi is expected to win the vote, though rebels including lower house speaker Gianfranco Fini and his loyalists have thrown their weight behind the no-confidence motion tabled by the opposition party. If he loses, the 74-year-old will be forced to resign. whatsapp KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap whatsapp Share Italy’s PM to face crisis vote Show Comments ▼ Monday 13 December 2010 8:47 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) 2002 Annual Report

first_imgGhana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh)  2002 annual report.Company ProfileGhana Commercial Bank Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate and treasury sectors. Its product offering is geared to offer financial solutions for loans, overdrafts, deposits, investments, money transmission and international services. Its Personal banking division offers consumers the choice of a Kudi Nkosuo account, Flexsave account, Save and Prosper account, overdrafts and loans and ReadyCash ATMs. Additional services offered by its business division includes corporate and investment services such as call accounts, treasury bills, fixed deposit accounts and Money Transfer. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited facilitates foreign banking and overseas inward money transfers. Its Treasury division manages market risk exposures and funding requirements as swell as overdraft facilities, bulk cash collection, trade finance, payroll solutions and electronic banking services. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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National Microfinace Bank Plc (NMB.tz) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB) is a commercial bank in Tanzania offering financial solutions for individuals, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. NMB operates in several segments; wholesale banking, retail banking, agribusiness and treasury. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to time deposits to fixed deposits, and Kilimo, Chap and Chipukizi accounts. NMB also offers loans to entrepreneurs, bank guarantees, and export and import financing, supply chain financing and letters of credit. Other services include forex, cash exchange, institutional and transactional banking, and payment and collection services. NMB has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Tanzania. National Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Open Orphan rockets! Why I think it will double your money

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Tom Rodgers owns shares in Open Orphan. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Open Orphan rockets! Why I think it will double your money Anglo-Irish pharma firm Open Orphan (LSE:ORPH) is my choice for the next big thing in UK biopharma, and its Covid-19 test is just one string to its bow.The AIM-listed company has seen a dramatic rise. Since January the share price has grown from 5.5p to 14p. In that time, its market cap has surged from £30m to £78m. Most of that is down to froth, rumour and hype from its potential Covid-19 antibody test.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…Open Orphan has just announced a deal with NASDAQ-listed Swiss firm Quotient to produce Covid-19 antibody tests at a rate of 3,000 per day. Home testing kits can sell from anywhere between £70 to £150.With the UK government’s commitment to ramp up testing to help reopen the shuttered economy, this could be a major revenue generator for such a small company.CaveatI do own shares in Open Orphan, which puts me at risk of endowment bias. This is where investors are more positive about the future prospects of stocks they own, than those they do not. So of course, like all biopharma stocks, it could fall flat. Drug trials could fail or not be commercially viable. And there is certainly much greater risk on AIM than in the FTSE 100 or FTSE 250.But I think the share price can still double because the market is only just starting to wake up to Open Orphan. And secondly, it has strong revenues in the pipeline that have nothing to do with Covid-19.Fool’s GoldTiny pharmaceutical companies have become the new gold rush for UK investors. Most are unprofitable. Release some news related to Covid-19 tests or treatments? Your share price soars.It happened with Novacyt. I covered this Anglo-French stock in April when it shot up 2,750%. Then there’s Synairgen, Omega Diagnostics, Avacta, 4D Pharma, the list goes on.Most of these are trading on ridiculous multiples and crazy valuations, driven by investor Fear Of Missing Out. When short-term momentum fades, their share prices will too, I feel. But I don’t think that’s the case with Open Orphan.Where nextI set a lot of store by companies with strong economic moats, or competitive advantages. This is Warren Buffett’s favourite metric for good reason. After all, if just anyone can swoop in and manufacture or sell your product at a lower cost or higher margin, you may not have a long-term business that will last.I believe no company of its type can match Open Orphan’s portfolio of viral challenge study models. They cover flu — including a candidate for a universal flu vaccine — asthma and COPD. It has announced £10m in revenue this year alone from human challenge studies unrelated to Covid-19. That includes two contracts, worth £3.2m and £3.5m each for human challenge studies that for treatments for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), an extremely common virus that causes lung infections in young babies.It has one other unimpeachable advantage its competitors do not: its studies run at its own quarantine unit in Queen Mary’s Hospital, London. This 24-bed clinic is Europe’s only commercial venue with a quarantine unit and virology laboratory on-site. This makes its drugs testing process ultra-efficient.So when the hype around Covid-19 stocks begins to subside, when tens of millions of tests have been distributed and taken, I believe Open Orphan will continue to thrive.center_img 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. Tom Rodgers | Monday, 18th May, 2020 | More on: ORPH Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Tom Rodgerslast_img read more

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Rugby World – January 2014 edition contents

first_imgUncovered – England hooker Dylan HartleyTour Tale – A prop’s try-scoring problems THE autumn Tests may be over for another year, but the rugby keeps on coming. In the new issue of Rugby World we not only look back at the ups and downs of the November Internationals but also look ahead to the Heineken Cup double-headers, festive fixtures and the 2015 World Cup.Four star: Rugby World’s  January coversWe pick the England XV for RWC 2015 and highlight a few bolters who could breakthrough by then, debate who should play at fly-half for Scotland, get the low-down on Toby Faletau from those who know him best and meet Ireland’s Mr Modest, Mike McCarthy.In a feature sure to provoke debate, Stephen Jones picks his World XV, while Worcester full-back Chris Pennell explains how he copes with diabetes and opens up on the loss of his famous father, and we take a look at the pressure now placed on referees.Our nine-page Christmas Gift Guide is also sure to solve all your shopping dilemmas with plenty of ideas and our present to you is a FREE  2014 calendar featuring rugby icons. This is a list of contents – and you can find out where to buy your copy here or download our free magazine finder app here. Plus, if you have an iPad, download the digital edition here or find out about our android version here.SidelinesThe pick of this month’s Heineken Cup double-headers, Alex King looks ahead to his return to Wasps as a Northampton coach, our new photo competition, 30 Minutes with Saracens and England No 8 Billy Vunipola, Hotshot Hallam Amos and moreStar man: Mike Brown talks England’s autumnColumnistsMike Brown – England’s Man of the Series looks ahead to the next challengePaul Wallace – What made Ireland’s attack so lethal against the All Blacks?Andy Nicol – The former No 9 on why Scotland are lacking an edgeSpotlightsJames Hook – Wales’ Mr Versatile explains why he is happy with his lotTom Johnson – The back-rower talks England, Exeter and EuropeSean Lamont – The experienced Scot on his recent resurgenceRobbie Henshaw – Meet the Connacht back who has found his feet at Test level for IrelandFeaturesNew England – We’ve put our heads on the block! Here’s our XV for 2015 and bolters to look out for Big names: Billy Vunipola, Mike McCarthy, Toby Faletau and Sean Lamont all feature in our new issue LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Mike McCarthy – He’s modest about his ability, but there’s no mistaking the Ireland second-row’s desireToby Faletau – We ask some of the Wales No 8’s closest pals to give their verdict on the DragonScotland’s fly-half debate – The race is on to be Scotland’s No 10! We analyse the contendersFestive feast: plenty of present ideasChristmas gift guide – Stuck for ideas this Christmas? We’ve put together the ultimate guide, including gifts, books and DVDs, calendars and our big rugby quiz of the year!Referees – Should we be so critical of refs? We speak to the men with the hardest job on the pitchWorld XV – Many players have stood out in 2013, so we challenged Stephen Jones to pick his ultimate team. What will you make of it?Chris Pennell – The full-back is remaining positive after overcoming personal hurdlesAdvice sectionPro insight – The scientific scrum machine helping BathFitness – How to look after your body this winterPro playbook – Attacking options from the back rowMini rugby – How to play Table Football TouchRegularsRugby focus – All the news from the clubs, schools and women’s circuitsEssentials – The latest books and productslast_img read more

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House of Deputies president, vice president issue letter on gun…

first_img March 1, 2013 at 5:03 pm I thought I was a pretty knowledgeable person. Color me embarrassed! I had no idea that gun trafficking was not a federal crime. It needs to be, along with reasonable and executable regulations for gun shows. (Perhaps a check-in process that includes a criminal background check.)What really stumps me is the mental health issue. How do we find the people who need help and how do we safely go about helping them? You always wonder what price you will pay for trying to do the right thing. Posted Mar 1, 2013 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments are closed. Advocacy Peace & Justice, The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group March 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm I don’t make a habit of commenting on comments but I’ll make an exception to ask all who read the letter from the President and Vice President of the House of Deputies to read it very carefully. They have reaffirmed General Convention’s “longstanding commitment to adequate funding for mental health services” as well as calling for serious restrictions on sale, use and ownership of guns and ammunition. Seems pretty well=balanced and reasonable to me. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments (11) Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Theron Patrick says: March 1, 2013 at 6:35 pm I truly regret that the Episcopal Church leadership has adopted the view that gun control is the answer to the violence in this country. While any of the individuals who compose the leadership may of course adopt that political view, to state that it is the view of the entire membership of the Church, including me, is wrong.Theron Patrick Rev. Dr. John W. Smith; says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA President of the House of Deputies March 1, 2013 at 7:39 pm “as well as calling for serious restrictions on sale, use and ownership of guns and ammunition. Seems pretty well balanced and reasonable to me.” I don’t consider this well balanced. If you do, that is your right. What I objected to and find offensive was the implication that I held the same view. Fr. Jay Pierce says: Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Theron Patrick says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI March 2, 2013 at 12:17 am While Fr. Pierce makes some sound points, he seems reluctant to recognize that neither the criminal, the chronically mentally ill nor the unbalanced personality has ever killed so many so quickly with a machete or a tomahawk as have those armed with assault weapons, whether Glocks with 33 cartridge magazines or Bushmasters designed for the battlefield. Making such firearms even a bit more difficult for any civilian to purchase, own or use is worth the time and energy I’m able to spend encouraging my elected officials to attempt to accomplish. Tags Gun Violence, Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Frank Bergen says: Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA March 1, 2013 at 6:40 pm There are many Federal Gun laws. So what is commonly called interstate gun trafficking is tightly regulated and non compliance is a Federal Offense.Theron Patrick Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Frank Bergen says: Theron Patrick says: Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA March 1, 2013 at 10:19 pm The authors of this letter have fallen into the dreamland position that the solution to violence in America is to make ownership of guns more difficult by way of additional laws at the federal level. How sad that we believe we are contributing to the solution of this horrendous problem by more rules, and not by addressing the causes of the problem: poverty, mental health issues, and failure of the family system within portions of our population. The vast majority of cases quoted in support of the proposals fail to demonstrate that the proposed legislation would have prevented a single episode of horror. Do we really believe we are accomplishing our goal, or are we simply creating a delusion for the calming of our emotions? We do need to do something! But of the proposals that have surfaced of late, more regulations will not collect the guns of the criminals nor identify the sad and terrifying mind gone far, far beyond reason or control. Our Lord reminded us that the poor will always be with us. We tend to believe his direction was toward the economically / politically poor, but I’ve believed for many years it includes the poor of preparation: the dull, the unbalanced personality and certainly the chronically mentally ill. And, don’t forget the criminal and politically motivated among us! The letter of which we are to acknowledge and applaud is worthless in the solution of the complex problems pressing us. Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN March 2, 2013 at 6:44 pm I write as a “hybrid Episcopalian,” snatched from the jaws of ennui by liturgy, lectionary, and pew aerobics, and now puzzled by the writer’s response to the House of Deputies statement on gun control. Perhaps I loll in la-la land, but that statement is not intended as dogma, since the national Episcopal Church does not speak for its membership, but to it. Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Dan B. Odenweller says: March 19, 2013 at 12:48 pm One cannot help but wonder why the Episcopal Church is advising other parties on their failures and ways to redress those failures. After all, we are charged with obeying and teaching the Ten Commandments, including one of particular significance to the issue at hand, namely:“Thou shalt not kill”Just imagine our leading thinkers applying their resources to this one topic, and achieving 100% compliance. The tragedies would end, and the church might even grow! March 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm I find the writing of our Episcopal leadership to be weighty on good intention but thin on reality. Like most of our governmental and medical world these public statements focus on treating symptoms and not causality. I don’t know any gun owners from where I live in the south who “glorify” gun violence. “Respecting the dignity of every human being” from our Baptismal Covenant also means respecting the freedom of one another, not trying to control them. By what right does one person (bishop or priest) think they can control another’s freedom to defend their loved ones in the way they deem necessary? “Loving your neighbor” doesn’t mean allowing that neighbor to create violence on oneself or one’s family.As a priest/chaplain and a licensed mental health therapist, I have experienced what substances such as Meth do to people. Do I allow drug addicts whose lives have become bereft of all reason have free reign over the members of my family? Or do I love myself and my family to attempt to care for and protect them? This is one reason that the Second and Third Amendments were created–to protect the citizen against those who would invade their privacy and the ability to protect themselves. Does the homeowner or one who travels with a concealed carry license, limit himself/herself to a 10 round magazine while the 2 or 3 intruders (average number) who are carrying 17 shot magazines and AR-15’s with a 30 round magazine violate his/her boundary? Biden’s suggestion to women to get a 12 gauge double barreled shotgun and to shoot it as a warning outside is ludicrous, dangerous, against the law and incongruent with the spirit of the Violence Against Women Act, leaving them vulnerable. Gun control won’t eliminate the high capacity magazines from the criminal. In systems theory, often the intended inputs into a system create the opposite from the desired effect. Gun control created school zones to become vulnerable even though the intent of that control was the opposite. Violence comes from the brokenness of the soul. Gun control does not address the issues of the broken soul. Even the APA has reported their concern about confidentiality for mental health clients concerned that the background check breach of confidentiality in the form of a data base would keep those who are in need of treatment to avoid it.I too have the ideal for a world of peace and I work for it every day with my parishioners and mental health clients. I practice various forms of healing ministry. I decry violence as much as the next person. But these ideas from our Episcopal leadership are not based in reality. Beth French says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska March 2, 2013 at 9:14 am I write as a “hybrid Episcopalian,” snatched from the jaws of ennui by liturgy, lectionary, and pew aerobics, and now puzzled by the writer’s response to the House of Deputies statement on gun control. Perhaps I loll in la-la land, but that statement is not dogma, and the national Episcopal Church does not speak for its membership, but to it. Consequently, the cry of the writer that the H of D proclamation expresses “the view of the entire membership of the Church, including me,” appears somewhat fatuous, not to mention the obvious fact that the contrarian view also does not express “the view of the entire membership of the Church!.” Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR House of Deputies president, vice president issue letter on gun violence Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings and Vice President the Hon. Byron Rushing have issued the following letter to deputies on gun violence.February 28, 2013Dear Deputies:In the weeks since the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the debate about guns in American life and culture has been renewed. Advocates for stricter gun restrictions vow not to let the issue be eclipsed by the next news cycle, and new coalitions of faith leaders and community activists demand that all of us, especially our children, be safe from guns in our homes, communities, and streets.Since the day when twenty-eight people died in Newtown, more than 2300 people in the United States have been killed by guns. Far too many of the dead are poor, young people of color. They have been dying for years, too often unnoticed, on the streets of Chicago, Baltimore, New Orleans, Newark and scores of other cities and towns. We have not been galvanized as we should have been by the cries of their anguished families and friends. As we work to end gun violence now, we must repent of not having done it sooner.At its meeting that concluded yesterday, the Executive Council passed a resolution that reaffirms the General Convention’s longstanding support of restrictions on the sale, use and ownership of guns and its commitment to adequate funding for mental health services. The resolution also allows The Episcopal Church to join other faith-based advocates in working to make gun trafficking a federal crime. This will give law enforcement officials the power to investigate and prosecute straw purchasers, gun traffickers and their networks. Most of all, it calls on all Episcopalians to work toward ending the cycles of violence that fuel the epidemic of gun crime.In what remains of Lent, we hope that deputies will help lead the church to fulfill this resolution.  In the words of the Executive Council resolution, let us “examine our own cultural attitudes toward violence through efforts in our own congregations and communities, to repent of our own roles in the glorification and trivialization of violence, and to commit ourselves to another way.”Faithfully,The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings      The Hon. Byron RushingPresident, House of Deputies          Vice-President, House of Deputies Rev. Dr. John W. Smith; says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Mark Bigley says: Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

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Double suicide bombing in Afghanistan kills 25 people, including 9 journalists

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Afghan security forces are seen at the site of a second blast in Kabul, Afghanistan April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani – RC19C7812B10 Mama Mia TAGSAfghanistansuicide bombing Previous articleWhen college tuition goes up, campus diversity goes downNext articleAsian Pacific Heritage Month highlighted by 6th Annual celebration Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply KABUL, Afghanistan — A coordinated double suicide bombing by the Islamic State group hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing at least 25 people, including nine Afghan journalists, officials said.An AFP photographer, a cameraman for the local Tolo TV station and several reporters for the Afghan branch of Radio Free Europe were among the fatalities, police said.At least 45 people were wounded in the twin attacks, according to Kabul police spokesman, Hashmat Stanekzai, who also said four policemen were among those killed.The attack was the latest in a relentless string of deadly large-scale bombings and assaults that have struck Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan so far this year. And even as the Afghan capital reeled from Monday’s assault, a suicide car bombing a few hours later in the southern province of Kandahar killed 11 children, a police spokesman said. Eight Romanian NATO soldiers were wounded in that bombing.In a statement posted on an IS-affiliated website, the Islamic State group said two of its martyrdom seekers carried out the Kabul bombings, targeting the headquarters of the “renegade” Afghan intelligence services.The blasts took place in the central Shash Darak area, home to NATO headquarters and a number of embassies and foreign offices — as well as the Afghan intelligence service.Stanekzai, the police spokesman, said the first suicide bomber was on a motorbike while the second explosion meant to hit those scrambling to get to the scene to help the victims of the first blast.The second attacker was on foot, in a crowd of reporters rushing to the site of the first attack, pretending to be one of the media, the spokesman said. The bomber then detonated his explosives while still among the reporters, Stanekzai said, intentionally targeting journalists.Agence France-Presse said the news agency’s chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, was among those killed. AFP said Marai died in a blast that struck journalists who had rushed to the scene of the earlier attack.Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said along with the nine journalists killed, six were wounded. However, Sediqullah Tawhidi, an official with the Afghan Journalist Safety Committee, sad only five journalists wounded. Conflicting casualty tolls are common in the immediate aftermath of big attacks.The Paris-based group named the journalists, working for media organizations from multiple countries, adding that Monday’s attack was the deadliest targeting reporters since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. The group, also known by its French acronym RSF, said 36 media workers have been killed in Afghanistan in attacks by IS or the Taliban since 2016.RSF urged the Afghan government to do more to protect journalists.Survivors and witnesses recounted scenes of mayhem.Jawed Ghulam Sakhi, a 28-year-old a taxi driver said “when the explosion happened, everywhere was covered with dust and fire, it was such a horrific scene” with bodies and body parts “thrown about on the street and the pavement.”“I saw journalists covered with blood, this time they targeted the media,” Sakhi added.Masouda, a young woman who was with her husband nearby, assailed the authorities. Her husband was wounded and was taken to the Wazir Akbar Khan hospital.“I don’t know who is responsible for all these attacks, every day we lose our loved ones and no one in this government is taking responsibility for the killing of these innocent people,” she said.Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attacks. The presidential palace released a statement saying that attacks targeting innocent civilians, worshippers inside the mosques, national and democratic processes, reporters and freedom of speech all are war crimes.The U.S. Embassy also condemned the “savage bombings” in Kabul and reiterated its support for the Afghan people and Ghani’s government in their fight against terrorism.”“We extend our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of all the victims, including a number of brave journalists among the dead and injured,” it said, adding that “where media are in danger, all other human rights are under greater threat.”Kabul chief of police Dawood Amin said the area hit was quickly sealed off and authorities were investigating. Mohammad Mousa Zahir, director of Wazir Akbarkhan Hospital, said several people suffering injuries from the blasts were being treated at his hospital.In its claim of responsibility, the Afghan affiliate of IS, known as Khorasan Province, said the first martyrdom seeker detonated his explosive vest near the intelligence service in central Kabul, forcing officers to head to the area of the explosion. The statement said the second attacker detonated his explosives vest after that. The statement, which exaggerated the overall death toll as militant claims often do, did not say journalists were specifically targeted.In the Kandahar attack, an Afghan official said a suicide bomber targeted a NATO convoy in the district of Daman but killed 11 children from a religious school nearby. The children had gathered around the NATO convoy for fun when the bomber struck, said Abdul Rahim Ayubi, a lawmaker from Kandahar.Matiullah Helal, the deputy spokesman for the provincial police chief, said 16 people were also wounded in that attack, including NATO soldiers, civilians, and policemen.Romania’ defense minister, Mihai Fifor, said eight Romanian troops with the “Carpathian Eagles” were among the wounded. NATO said the wounded service members, who are all in stable condition, were taken to Kandahar Airfield’s hospital for treatment.Gen. John Nicholson, commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission, said in a statement that “if the enemies of Afghanistan think their cowardly actions will deter the commitment of the brave Afghan forces and our Resolute Support advisers, or the call by the Afghan people for peace, they are sorely mistaken.”In other violence Monday, at least four Afghan policemen were killed in northern Balkh province, said Sher Mohammad Abu-Tariq, the district chief in Nahri Shahi. The insurgents ambushed the police vehicle and fired RPGs.Also, an Afghan police officer was killed and four people were wounded in an explosion in eastern Nangarhar province, said Attuhullah Khogynai, spokesman for the provincial governor. He said the slain officer was the chief of the criminal investigations unit for Behsud district.No one claimed responsibility for the other attacks. The IS affiliate in Afghanistan first emerged in Nangarhar a few years ago, then expanded its footprint to elsewhere across the country.IS and the more firmly established Taliban carry out regular attacks, with the Taliban usually targeting the Afghan government and security forces and IS targeting members of the country’s the Shiite minority, whom the affiliate perceives as apostates.The relentless assaults underscore the struggles that Afghan security forces have faced to reign in the militant groups since the United States and NATO concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014. Both groups want to establish strict Islamic rule in Afghanistan.Last week, an Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a voter registration center in Kabul, killing 60 people and wounding at least 130 others. There were 22 women and eight children among the fatalities.And the month before, an IS suicide bomber targeted a Shiite shrine in Kabul where people had gathered celebrating the Persian new year. That attack killed 31 people and wounded 65 others.Associated Press writers Maamoun Youssef in Cairo, Angela Charlton in Paris and Alison Mutler in Bucharest, Romania, contributed to this report. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 36 media workers killed in Afghanistan since 2016From PBS.comcenter_img 1 COMMENT I had read this headline on the internet, and I thought at that time, I know I will most likely see Reggie post about this latest tragedy, involving nine journalists killed in Afghanistan, on the Apopka Voice. It is a shame that journalists are being killed around the world, just for reporting the news as it happens, plus the other people caught up in the senseless violence. Reply Please enter your name here May 2, 2018 at 10:34 am The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! 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“Evidence Is Planted”: Tells Sachin Waze As Special Court Extends His NIA Custody Till April 7

first_imgTop Stories”Evidence Is Planted”: Tells Sachin Waze As Special Court Extends His NIA Custody Till April 7 Sharmeen Hakim3 April 2021 7:10 AMShare This – xEven as a Special Court extended the NIA custody of suspended police officer Sachin Waze till April 7 in connection with the explosives found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s house and the consequent murder of businessman Mansukh Hiran, Waze claimed that evidence is being planted against him. “The recovery is based on their own skill and volition, and foisted upon me,” Senior…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginEven as a Special Court extended the NIA custody of suspended police officer Sachin Waze till April 7 in connection with the explosives found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s house and the consequent murder of businessman Mansukh Hiran, Waze claimed that evidence is being planted against him. “The recovery is based on their own skill and volition, and foisted upon me,” Senior Advocate Aabad Ponda said about the recovery of a DVR, CPU, laptop and two number plates from the Mithi River, last Sunday. Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh had cited the recovery of these articles, among other things, to seek Waze’s further custody for six days. He said the articles were recovered in a distorted form and needed to be examined. Ponda vehemently opposed him to submit that the alleged recovery was made a week ago.”The NIA is not telling the court this.” Waze has not made any disclosure statement to the NIA, he added. Ponda argued it was a planted recovery that had nothing to do with him. “The Mithi River is 17.5 km in length, it has a catchment area 295 hectares, it is a deep area. There is no question of finding all these articles in the river.” Ponda said that Mithi is accessible to everyone and “Anyone can come and dump anything they want there.” Earlier during the hearing, Singh submitted that Waze had a joint account and locker in DCB Bank’s Versova Branch. There was over Rs 26 lakh in the locker on the day of his arrest, however, on March 18, money and articles were removed from the locker, he said, adding, that they wanted to investigate what was taken out from the locker after Waze’s arrest. Singh also said NIA has seized a Mercedez car on April 2, which needs investigation and that Waze needs to be confronted with incriminating material recovered from co-accused Vinayak Shinde’s house. “35 Panchnamas done,” Singh told the court. Significantly Waze was moving suspiciously towards the scene of offence on March 4 (the day Mansukh Hiran was allegedly murdered), according to an ITDR Analysis, Singh submitted. “We want to find out all aspects.” Singh said that the NIA has found a diary from a SoBo Club where there is mention of a large amount being paid by the owner, to Waze. “We want to find out why was such a huge amount being paid,” Singh said. On instructions, Ponda denied he held any joint account or locker. The court after hearing both the sides extended Waze’s custody till April 7. SACHIN WAZE’s CARDIAC ISSUES Waze had moved the Special Court, on Thursday, seeking consultation with a cardiologist for his heart blockages. On Saturday, he informed the court that he has a cardiac history and had suffered a stroke, on Sunday. NIA submitted they have done an ECG and 2D Echo, and nothing of concern was revealed. Moreover, a doctor had advised him a bypass surgery in 2019, but he didn’t do it then. NIA said they are providing the required treatment. The Special court then directed NIA to submit a detailed report on his health, on April 7. BACKGROUND An explosives-laden Scorpio was found near Ambani’s residence here on February 25. Mansukh Hiran, who had claimed that the vehicle had been stolen from his possession a week earlier, was found dead in a creek in Thane on March 5. Waze was arrested on March 13 and remanded to custody till March 25. His custody was further extended to April 3, after the stringent UAPA Act was applied to the case. Next Storylast_img read more

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Burning Bush Cowboy Church hosting festival

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Book Nook to reopen Published 3:00 am Thursday, October 29, 2015 The Burning Bush Cowboy Church is located in Cattleman Park. The Sunday worship service is at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday night Bible Study at 6:30.“We also have a youth meeting for ages 12 and under on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.,” Walker said. “We welcome everyone who would like to come worship with us.”The services at Burning Bush Cowboy Church are informal and with come as you are services.“Some people don’t feel comfortable in a formal church setting,” Walker said. “In Pike County and the surrounding area, we have a cowboy culture and a lot of people are interested in this kind of church.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Next UpThe Rev. Alvie Walker, Burning Bush Cowboy Church pastor, said the Fall Festival is an opportunity for families to come out and enjoy a time of fun together.“We’ll have a candy find where kids can hunt for candy in a haystack and a cupcake walk,” Walker said. “Then, we’ll have a lot of cowboy type games, like roping a dummy cow and we’ll also have pony rides where the ponies are actually led around.“The hayride will include a couple of stops. One of the stops will be at the Cattleman Park stables. We’ll talk about the birth of Jesus and that he was born in a stable much like the ones we are seeing. Toward the end of the hayride, we’ll stop at a big cross that we have erected and talk about what the cross means to us and about what Jesus had to endure before he was nailed on the cross.” Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Storiescenter_img Burning Bush Cowboy Church in Troy will host a Fall Festival from 4 until 7 p.m. at Cattleman Park on Saturday.The festival is free to the public and will feature fall festival games and a rather unique hayride. Concessions will be available on the grounds.Bush Memorial Baptist Church will have Trunk or Treat for the kids in the area back of Cattleman arena. Burning Bush Cowboy Church hosting festival For nearly a half-century, cowboy churches have been extremely popular in the western states. In recent years, cowboy churches have found their way into southern states. The movement is now in Pike County.Walker said Burning Bush Cowboy Church is growing and the Fall Festival is a way to reach out to the extended community. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like City council denies local beer license The Troy City Council on Tuesday denied a local business owner’s request to obtain a beer license for his pool… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

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Chamber ‘at home’ in new offices

first_img “Emily Aaron (chamber vice president) and I will be happy to meet with Chamber members and others at an alternate location when there is a request or a need,” Sanders said. “We are also available by phone or email.”The Pike County Economic Development Center is also home to the Pike County Economic Development Corporation, which Sanders said is typically responsible for the recruitment and support of new industry. “The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is the voice for small businesses and focuses on keeping tax dollars local for the benefit of all Pike County,” Sanders said. “At the new location, the chamber will be working closely with Chase Cobb, Pike County Economic Development director, to grow and promote our community. Together, we will maintain the tradition of developing new ways of doing things that will benefit all Pike County.” The Chamber and Economic Development will be working toward strengthening work-force development and also with the school and industry pipeline, Sanders said.“Pike County has many job opportunities available and industries are hiring. We need everybody in Pike County working and, of course, we want people to shop in Pike County.”And, there’s no better place for people to work, to shop and to live than Pike County, Sanders said. From its new location, Sanders said the Chamber will continue to promote Pike County and the many opportunities and advantages for all who call Pike County home and also for those who come to shop and visit. Chamber ‘at home’ in new offices By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Pike County Chamber of Commerce will also continue to strengthen Pike County through its traditional programs, including Leadership Pike, Farm-City and Junior Ambassadors and with its hashtag “We Are Pike County.”Contact the Pike County Chamber of Commerce at 334-566-2294 or via email at [email protected] or PO Box 249, Troy, AL 36081. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is already moving forward in the New Year and in anticipation that the year 2021 will bring new opportunities for growth and development throughout Pike County.Dana Sanders, Chamber president, said the Chamber’s recent move from downtown Troy to the Pike County Economic Development Center at 100 Industrial Boulevard will make it possible for the Chamber to better serve all Pike County.The Chamber’s new home is located south of Troy just off U.S. Highway 23. A new road is under construction that will offer an alternate access route to the Chamber office.center_img Print Article Published 6:53 pm Tuesday, January 5, 2021 You Might Like Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Chamber of Commerce President Dana Sanders and Vice President Emily Aaron are ready to welcome members to the Chamber’s new offices at the Economic Development building on U.S. 231 South. Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Email the author Pike County Schools honor teachers of the year Pike County Schools recognized the system’s Teachers of the Year for the school year 2020-2021 at the system’s in-service day… read morelast_img read more

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