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Zenith Bank PLC ( HY2020 Presentation

first_imgZenith Bank PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (  2020 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

BT share price weakness continues after interim results. Here’s what I’d do now

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Forget the 2020 stock market crash — BT Group (LSE: BT.A) shareholders have been suffering for far longer. The BT share price chart over the past five years shows a steady, seemingly inexorable, decline. We’re looking at a five-year fall of 79%, with the bulk of that coming before the Covid-19 pandemic struck.The price fall closely echoes BT’s earnings per share, which have fallen for four straight years up until March 2020. And a 20% drop currently forecast for the current year would even accelerate that if it turns out to be accurate. But on the current BT share price, that would take us to a price-to-earnings multiple of only around 5.5, which I reckon is cheap.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…Now, I do think BT stock deserves a relatively weak rating right now. But not that low. I reckon the current valuation is suffering extra depression due to the current bear market, and in my view, it seriously undervalues BT’s long-term prospects. But those prospects could already be starting to turn.BT suspended its dividend this year, after slashing it by 70% last year. And that didn’t help the BT share price either. Prior to that, the company was stubbornly paying out 15.4p per year, while its earnings were falling and it was struggling under a heavy debt burden. Why, oh why, do companies do that? Why don’t they cut back their dividend expenditure as soon as they know they can’t really afford it? Answers on a postcard please, though I’m sure it’s all about short-termism.Will rising earnings boost the BT share price?Still, the dividend cutback might be short-lived. In a first-half update, BT said that its upgraded EBITDA outlook “underpins planned reinstated dividend from 2021/22“. The firm says it expects to record an EBITDA figure of between £7.3bn and £7.5bn this year, and at least £7.9bn in 2022/23.Chief executive Philip Jansen predicted “sustainable growth from this level forward“. He added: “This growth will be driven by the continued recovery from Covid-19, enhanced by sales of our converged and growth products, and by significant savings from our modernisation and cost saving programme“.I see this as good news. But in the days since the update, the BT share price has gone nowhere. And it’s still been on a gentle but downward trajectory in recent months. So why aren’t investors buying now?All eyes might still be on the debtWhile the dividend news might seem upbeat, I see debt as a bigger priority. Net debt dropped a little by the H1 stage, from £18.3bn a year previously to £17.6bn. That’s welcome, but it’s still a humungous amount of money to owe. It’s close to 1.8 times the total market valuation of BT right now.I would have preferred to see more priority being put on further debt reductions, and less readiness to use what cash BT has to line shareholders’ pockets in the short term. It is, after all, a company that needs to spend shedloads to maintain its 5G expansion programme.But, even with my misgivings over debt, I’m still firmly convinced the BT share price is too low. I’d buy for the long term. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. BT share price weakness continues after interim results. Here’s what I’d do now Image source: Getty Images center_img See all posts by Alan Oscroft 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. Alan Oscroft | Wednesday, 4th November, 2020 | More on: BT-A 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. 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Saracens beat South Africa at Wembley

first_imgThursday Nov 19, 2009 Saracens beat South Africa at Wembley South Africa’s midweek side failed for the second time on this tour as they went down 24-23 to Saracens at Wembley on Tuesday night.The visitors had a healthy 18-6 lead at halftime, but Saracens, whose team started with 10 ‘ex’ South Africans, came back thanks to tries by Ernst Joubert and Brad Barrit, as well as a 75th minute match winning drop goal by Derick Hougaard.It sounds like a report from a Currie Cup match, but the Brendan Venter coached side (who insist they’re not London South Africa), quite simply had the better second half as they mixed it up physically and scored the points when it counted.“This was a brilliant evening for the club,” Venter said. “We have shown a lot of ambition, and with the guy hitting the crossbar, us winning in the end and with 46,000 people watching – it doesn’t get much better than this.”Springbok assistant coach Dick Muir said “We have brought a whole lot of youngsters over here. Some have shown they are world-class players and others have not.”The South African’s were impressive in the first half, but failed to turn up in the second as Saracens came back into the match. Hougaard had a horrible night with the boot, and was even booed at times as he kept persisting with badly struck drops.Ironically, it was he who finally slotted one late in the game, winning the match for a jubilant Saracens in front of a highly impressive amount of fans at the stadium.It was a strange night for South African fans though, because despite losing, all Sarries points were scored by their own countrymen. Hougaard was a Bulls legend, Joubert captained the Lions, and Barrit was a Sharks midfield warrior for years. The latter is now also eligible to play for England, so his SA days are over.We’ve included some of the big hits from the match, as there were plenty on show. Enjoy. 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Kyeong Dok Jai / IROJE KHM Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Goyang-si, Projects Kyeong Dok Jai / IROJE KHM Architects Photographs:  Jong Oh KimDesign Team:Kyung Jin-Jung, SeungHee-Song, Su Kyung-JangArchitect In Charge:HyoMan KimCity:Goyang-siMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jong Oh KimRecommended ProductsWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Kitchens – ValchromatFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. Sliced Pie-Shaped Layout – For introducing southern sunlight in winterWe selected eco-friendly layout which was composed by three sliced pie- shaped zone that contain southern axis to introduce winter sunlight into inner and exterior space of this house.Save this picture!Section 1Maximize the Area of Garden in Small SiteIn this small site, about 230㎡, we try to maximize the area of garden and to characterize the variety of gardens where are piloted approach garden, inner garden, piloted pavilion garden, sunken garden, roof garden.Save this picture!© Jong Oh KimEco-Screen Facade – Filter for summer sunlight, noise, privacy and securityWe covered front facade with aluminium pipe screen for filtering summer-hot-sunlight, noise for keeping privacy, protection from criminals.Save this picture!© Jong Oh KimTraditon Scaping – Floating&StrollingFloating shape – Dynamic curve in white aluminium pipe-screen as exterior skin is derived from the curve of “Cheoma” of traditional roof. And perforated concrete fence is metaphor of the form of traditional stone fence.Save this picture!© Jong Oh KimStrolling space – All the program of spaces of this house were laid out as the touring course that has dramatic interest of “strolling” through the inside and outside of this house, visually and spatially.Save this picture!© Jong Oh KimProgram of “Family Love” – Concert hall-like spaceFor increasing the “family love”, we designed concert hall-like “one complex space” where are living room, dining room at 2nd floor and study room, child’s bed rooms, bar, piano and drum stage at stair floor and 3rd floor. Thereby, all the members of family always interact each other in common life.Save this picture!© Jong Oh KimNon-Architectural LandscapeThe white-curved aluminium pipe screen plays a role in producing some image of collage of various element of this house which is translucent and non-architectural. And so, we add non-architectural landscape to this residential context which is shaped with continuous house of similarity.Project gallerySee allShow lessSydney Plans Large-Scale Urban Renewal ProgramArchitecture NewsAguazul 162 / LABarqSelected Projects Share Kyeong Dok Jai / IROJE KHM ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKyeong Dok Jai / IROJE KHM Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Houses CopyAbout this officeIROJE KHM ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGoyang-siHousesPublished on July 22, 2014Cite: “Kyeong Dok Jai / IROJE KHM Architects ” 22 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?KyeongDok Jai / IROJE KHM Architects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 Architects: IROJE KHM Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Jong Oh Kim+ 38 Share Area:  115 m² Area:  115 m² Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

‘Love was in the air’ – A tribute to Warrior Sisters of the Revolution

first_imgEsperanza Martell (with microphone) introduces three revolutionary Warrior Sisters (left to right) — Ramona Africa, Pam Africa and Monica Moorehead.International Working Women’s Month was celebrated Philadelphia style on March 24 with a special event honoring three Black women activist leaders — Pam Africa, Ramona Africa and Monica Moorehead. The “Tribute to Warrior Sisters of the Revolution” was held before a packed multigenerational gathering at the historic Church of the Advocate.From start to finish, the event was a heartfelt celebration of the contributions to the struggle that the three women have made, and the respect people hold for them. Cheryl Wright, who has worked with all three over the years doing solidarity work for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, chaired the program. As one event organizer commented, “Love was in the air!”The formal program began with a short video of the three speaking to many  rallies over the years in support of political prisoners, including Abu-Jamal and the MOVE 9. The video was prepared by Sue Harris of the Peoples Video Network.Vocal performer Taina Asili, with La Banda Rebelde, sent a special musical tribute via a taped recording. Asili came into her own political activism through work with Pam and Ramona Africa.A highlight of the program was a recorded audio message from Mumia Abu-Jamal comparing Ramona, Pam and Monica to the legendary Harriet Tubman, one of history’s greatest freedom fighters.Acknowledging there would be no month to celebrate without women who “gave birth to the world,” Abu-Jamal addressed each of the honorees on their entrance into activism and the historic events that formed and radicalized them. He outlined Ramona and Pam’s contributions to the MOVE struggle, and Monica’s leadership role in Workers World Party and the party’s contribution to organizing movements of resistance.He concluded, “Who says revolutionary women don’t rock the world?  Women build the world. They surely got a right to rock it!” (See full statement on this page.)Several featured performers chose to give their tributes, not through talks, but songs. Lamont Lilly, Moorehead’s vice presidential running mate in WWP’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, surprised and awed the room with his baritone acappella song. Gwen Dubrow, New York City activist for Mumia, and Basimah Mohammed Bey from the UNIA, followed suit.Death row exoneree Ronald Kitchen, a member of the Chicago Death Row 10, also addressed the crowd.Among the speakers were several younger Black women activists who spoke of being inspired by the three women and their leadership in the struggle for liberation. Shesheena Bray, with the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, and Jasmine Peakes-Miles, from Philadelphia REAL Justice, shared the mike to give their tributes. New York community activist Esperanza Martell and Erica Mines, from Philadelphia’s REAL Justice, led the presentation of gifts to the three honorees.The program included an inspiring musical tribute from acappella vocalist Dominique London, including a song by Nina Simone. The audience was captivated by an energetic and moving cultural performance by the world renowned Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, whose members range from very young toddlers to seasoned adults. MOVE Organization youth closed the event with their performance groups RAW and LIFE.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ecuador strike pushes back austerity

first_imgPart of an unprecedented demonstration of 6,000 people in the small city of Ibarra, Ecuador, on Oct. 13.Oct. 14 — Eleven days of massive protest, especially by Indigenous communities marching all over Ecuador, forced President Lenín Moreno to repeal his Oct. 1 Decree #883 ending fuel subsidies. Increased fuel costs also mean higher prices for food, public transportation and much more, so this step was the final straw for already suffering Ecuadorians. By Monday, Oct. 14, at noon, however, Moreno showed once again why people in Ecuador consider him a liar and a traitor. Government authorities raided progressive political leaders’ homes, focusing on elected leaders of the Citizen’s Revolution — the party that led Ecuador from 2007-17 — and arrested them. Moreno had ordered massive state violence against the Indigenous people and their organizations, but was forced to call for negotiations on Sunday, Oct. 13. As people around the country learned that Moreno had pulled back from increasing fuel prices, they exploded in jubilation and a new sense of their own power, even as they felt anxious about an imminent double cross.Manufactured crisisThe Citizens’ Revolution of former President Rafael Correa considers Moreno a traitor because he was elected to carry out their progressive platform, but instead reversed many of its gains for the people, especially for the poor. Moreno forgave $4.5 billion in tax debt of  the rich, allowing billions to flow to financial tax havens. Consequently, Moreno surrendered to the International Monetary Fund and neoliberal policies, including privatization of public companies.The IMF demanded Ecuador end fuel subsidies, fire public workers or reduce their salaries, and impose other conditions of austerity that primarily hurt the poor – measures described as the “paquetazo” [economic package] – as terms for granting a $10 billion loan. That Moreno was forced to make a public concession is itself a sign of the strength of the mass struggle against a treacherous president and the imperialist IMF.  Negotiators from the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) had opened talks with Moreno on Sunday, Oct. 13. According to yesterday’s agreement, talks between the government and a commission of Indigenous representatives will determine the very important details of the new decree replacing #883. At a news conference today, CONAIE leaders had to defend themselves against charges they had “betrayed” the movement by making a deal with Moreno. The masters demand repressionWithin ten days of the original decree, Ecuadorians had risen up in every city, town and community to demand the end of the Moreno government. As of Oct. 13, the country’s north-south Pan American highway was still blockaded by well-organized Indigenous people in many places. In as many as ten provinces, such as Pastaza and Cañar, people were occupying government buildings.Before the agreement, the National Federation of the Chambers of Industry was reported to be calling for emergency action by the state armed forces to impose what it calls “law and order”: open the highways and prosecute the insurgent people, who it calls “the perpetrators, accomplices and collaborators, and the material and intellectual authors of the crimes that have been committed.”According to CONAIE, since Oct. 2, some 10 people have been killed in confrontations with the army and police, 1,000 were wounded or injured, 2,000 arrested and as many as 100 have been “disappeared.”It is obvious from their words that the members of Ecuador’s oligarchy — not to mention its big bosses in the United States — prefer brutal repression to making any concessions to the workers and peasants of the country.The government refused to recognize CONAIE’s demands to remove the two hated ministers who control the forces of repression and to end the state of emergency. The main demands of the thousands of Indigenous-led demonstrators have been: restore the fuel subsidy eliminated by Decree #883; end the state of emergency; down with the paquetazo; Lenín Moreno must go; end military and police aggression against Indigenous communities. Observations through the last week in different parts of the country, mostly by first-hand or phone reports, show how the uprising progressed after the government tried to suppress it by force.Ibarra and Imbabura provinceÁlvaro Castillo is the appointed governor of Imbabura province. Neither Castillo nor the mayor of Ibarra welcomed 4,000 Indigenous comuneros [members of groups of Indigenous people acting collectively] of all ages who had marched for hours on Oct. 7 to deliver a manifesto to the governor. On the other hand, Councilperson Betty Romero and around 50 members of the local Revolucion Ciudadana (Citizens’ Revolution) waited to greet the marchers with food and water as they entered the city. Hundreds and hundreds of these same Indigenous marchers could be seen on Oct. 8 taking food and resting by the Ibarra train station. Scores of mounted police and cops with shields, wearing full body armor and gas masks, stood ominously on the perimeter, ready for action. Well-organized and highly disciplined, the Indigenous marchers calmly formed a people’s assembly in front of the cops. They repeatedly chanted, “Take off your masks,” and finally after about five anxious minutes the cops complied with the demand – a foretaste of Moreno’s retreat five days later. On Oct, 13, the people held an even bigger march of 6,000 people, completely unprecedented for Ibarra, before the agreement was announced. Bus and taxi traffic was nonexistent in Ibarra for the entire 11 days of action. EsperanzaCuartel Militar Yaguachi is a military base located on the outskirts of Esperanza, seven miles south of Ibarra on the road to Cayambe, a city in an agricultural area 27 miles from Ibarra. The rural population around Cayambe is primarily Indigenous.   Armed forces from Yaguachi used extreme violence to repress the Indigenous Caranqui people who went into the streets to protect the Esperanza community. Councilwoman Betty Romero of Ibarra called on all citizens to collect water and food to support besieged Esperanza, where some 1,500 people were reported to be in the streets yesterday. People have answered her call and delivered food aid to the people there. Tear gas in Quito Quito is the national capital and second-most-populous city of Ecuador, located high in the Andes Mountains. Already on Oct. 7, thousands of Indigenous people approaching Quito from the south encountered two armored vehicles blocking the highway at the Santa Rosa curve in Tambillo. A tweeted video shows the people pushing a burning tank onto the grass and down an embankment. ( Fifty thousand peaceful protesters, led by CONAIE, were in the streets of Quito’s historic center along with workers, peasants and people from all sectors of society. On the morning of Oct. 9, hundreds of Indigenous people made history by holding a People’s Assembly in the National Assembly building before the forces of repression ended the occupation with tear gas. The Eugenio Espejo Hospital across the street from the National Assembly was similarly gassed, provoking outrage among the people. GuayaquilTens of thousands marched and are marching for the National Strike/Paro Nacional in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s most populous city located on the Pacific Coast. Mayor Cynthia Viteri and former Mayor Jaime Nebot (Partido Social Cristiano) of Guayaquil organized what to all appearances was a fascistic, right-wing march on Oct. 9 “in defense of Guayaquil.” This was after the two rightist leaders urged followers to stop “outsiders” — that is, Indigenous people — from entering the city, claiming they were coming to “trash” it. An Indigenous man speaking with great emotion in both Quechua and Spanish in the Guayaquil region was recorded, saying: “There are more than 500 people from Chimborazo province in Guayaquil. … You Social Christians say, ‘Indios go back to your mountains, you are not going to take a step in Guayaquil.’ Carajo! You live here thanks to us! If nothing passes from Chimborazo to Guayaquil you will all die of hunger.”While an agreement has allegedly been reached on pulling back from the most noxious element of the paquetazo with the IMF, the new wave of repression shows that little has been resolved in Ecuador. The struggle continues.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Renewable Fuel Stakeholders Launch National Campaign

first_img Previous articleGrowth Energy Joins Fuels America CoalitionNext articleIndiana Fall and Winter Weather Outlook Brings Variety and Uncertainty Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Sep 27, 2012 Renewable Fuel Stakeholders Launch National Campaign Home Energy Renewable Fuel Stakeholders Launch National Campaign SHARE A large coalition of advanced and traditional renewable fuel stakeholders today joined forces to defend America’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the economic, employment, domestic renewable energy and national security benefits the RFS provides. The new coalition, Fuels America, spans the full spectrum of domestically-grown renewable fuel, national security, renewable energy and other stakeholders.The coalition also launched an online platform at and a Twitter presence @FuelsAmerica.The launch comes as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers a request to “waive” the RFS, a move that coalition members stressed would have serious consequences for America’s rural communities, renewable technology innovators and energy independence.“Fuels America is built around one core idea: renewable fuel is essential to the U.S. economy, our nation’s energy security, our rural communities and the environment,” said former Congressman Jim Greenwood, President and CEO, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). “More than 400,000 American jobs are supported by renewable transportation fuel, and America leads the world in renewable fuel innovation. That is why Fuels America’s diverse membership has come together to reset the national conversation on renewable fuel, protect the progress that has been made and ensure that America’s Renewable Fuel Standard continues its success.”Fuels America members include:25×25Abengoa BioenergyACOREAdvanced Ethanol CouncilAmerican Coalition for EthanolAmerican Security ProjectBiotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)DuPontGrowth EnergyNational Association of Wheat GrowersNational Corn Growers AssociationNational Farmers UnionNational Sorghum ProducersNovozymesPOETRenewable Fuels Association (RFA)The Fuels America campaign will be a national effort, including advertising, beginning in Washington, DC and several states, including Colorado, Ohio, Delaware and Montana. Each state will have its own online platform reachable through and feature the stories of renewable fuel innovators and communities with a stake in maintaining the RFS.“In this election year all eyes are on Ohio, and in Ohio our eyes are focused on growing our state’s economy,” said Pam Hall, President of the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce in Marion, OH. “For a rural community with a declining population and other economic challenges, the 2008 opening of a renewable fuel plant in Marion County was clearly something to celebrate. Today 68 million gallons of ethanol are produced at our plant by 41 individuals who add to our local and state tax base. That plant would not have been built without the Renewable Fuel Standard, and that is exactly the type of industry our community needs to improve our economic future.”“Renewable fuel matters to everyone in Colorado, from farmers in the eastern part of the state to researchers at our universities and entrepreneurs in our clean tech economy,” said Jim Imbler, President and CEO of Lakewood, CO-based ZeaChem Inc. “ZeaChem has grown from an innovative idea for producing cellulosic fuel to a scaled operation ready to manufacture. The investor certainty created by the Renewable Fuel Standard is essential to our continued growth, and to the growth of other advanced biofuels and bio-based chemicals companies like ours.”Members of the Fuels America coalition also stressed that renewable fuel plays a central role in increasing America’s energy independence. Since 2000, domestically-grown renewable fuel has contributed to a 25 percent reduction in oil imports from the Persian Gulf, making the nation more energy independent and driving down prices at the pump. Americans saved $50 billion on imported fuel costs in 2011 thanks to renewable fuel.“America’s energy security and national security depend on expanding our renewable fuel sector, said Vice Adm. Dennis McGinn (Ret.), President of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE). “The renewable fuel innovation we have seen across the country since the RFS was created is helping break America’s dependence on foreign oil and giving our armed forces new assets on the battlefield. Protecting America’s Renewable Fuel Standard will protect that progress, improve our country’s energy security and protect our men and women in uniform.”Coalition members noted that the rapidly emerging advanced renewable fuel sector has benefited directly from the RFS, with advanced facilities now producing fuel in Florida, Louisiana, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.“The Renewable Fuel Standard has created billions in investment and created hundreds of thousands of careers,” said Adam Monroe, President of Novozymes North America. “If the RFS is altered or undermined, companies like ours will have to make tough choices about where to put our long-term dollars. Keeping those dollars, and the jobs they will continue to create, in America means keeping the RFS in place. It’s a market-based signal to innovators and investors – and it works.”About Fuels America: Fuels America is a coalition of organizations committed to protecting America’s Renewable Fuel Standard and promoting the benefits of all types of renewable fuel already growing in America. Fuels America is founded on a simple core principle: renewable fuel is good for the U.S. economy, for our nation’s energy security and for the environment. and follow on Twitter @FuelsAmerica. SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

New threats to privately-owned print media

first_img News RSF_en Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial to go further News News July 29, 2020 Find out more October 26, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New threats to privately-owned print media Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Sri LankaAsia – Pacific center_img Organisation Reporters Without Borders urges the Sri Lankan authorities to take all necessary measures to investigate threatening letters received six days ago by Frederica Jansz and Munza Mushtaq, two journalists who work for the Leader Publications media group. “We will slice you up if you do not stop your writing,” the letters said.At the same time, senior newspaper employees have been questioned by the police about their sources in a new attack on editorial independence.“The police must treat these death threats written in red ink with the utmost seriousness, especially as they were sent to two journalists whose press group has repeatedly been the target of physical violence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the police to track down and arrest those who wrote these letters.”The press freedom organisation added: “It is also vital that the authorities order the security forces to put a stop to their unwarranted summonses and arrests of journalists, and to register the complaints submitted by journalists when they are physically attacked.”The editor-in-chief of the Sunday Leader newspaper, Jansz plans to go police headquarters in Mount Lavinia (just to the south of Colombo) on 27 October to file a complaint about the threatening letters that she and Mushtaq received on 22 October. The threats may have been prompted by the newspaper’s coverage of a video showing Sri Lankan soldiers executing unarmed men.Jansz told Reporters Without Borders the letters were similar to those received by Sunday Leader managing editor Lasantha Wickrematunge three weeks before he was murdered in January 2009. “We wrote to the police station describing the threats but the police have not even contacted me (…) The Sunday Leader’s publisher mentioned these persistent threats at a meeting with the president a few months ago. The president told one of his aides to follow up the matter, but since then there has been nothing.”Jansz and Leader Publications are currently facing three complaints brought by the president’s brother, defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, one accusing her of contempt of court because she printed a profile of him in the weekly after a judge ordered the press group not to publish anything about him. The defence ministry’s website has meanwhile accused the press group’s lawyers of being traitors while another site linked to the ministry referred to some of Jansz’s comments to foreign news media as “prostitution.”In a separate case, Chandana Sirimalwatta, the editor of the newspaper Lanka Irida, was detained and questioned by the Colombo police on 17 October about his sources for an article about tension between the president and the head of the armed forces, Gen. Sarath Fonseka. The previous day, the police had gone to the newspaper’s headquarters to arrest Sirimalwatta.On 20 October, the government information office threatened to “blacklist” online media that speculated about tension within the government.Ruling party activists meanwhile attacked journalists who were accompanying opposition members on 4 October as they tried to approach a “palatial residence” allegedly built by a member of the president’s family with public funds. Five journalists were slightly hurt. One of them told Reporters Without Borders that police at the Matara police station refused to register his complaint.A few days before that, three Lanka Irida reporters were arrested near this residence on “terrorism charges”. They were later released on bail but their equipment was confiscated. News Receive email alerts Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists January 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Sri Lanka July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Community: The Holy Week’s “The Triduum”

first_img Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News More Cool Stuff 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Faith Essays & Inspirations Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Community: The Holy Week’s “The Triduum” Published on Monday, April 2, 2012 | 1:52 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The Pascal Triduum begins during Holy Week, and consists of the evening of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday up to evening prayers. The word Triduum comes from a Latin word that means “three days.” The Triduum celebrates the heart of the Catholic faith, salvation, and redemption: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Thus, the Triduum commemorates the institution of the Eucharist, the Passion, Crucifixion, death of the Lord, His descent to the dead, and finally His glorious Resurrection on Easter Sunday morning. Along with the Ascension, these important events make up the Paschal Mystery.The Catholic Catechism describes the importance of the Triduum: “Beginning with the Easter Triduum as its source of light, the new age of the Resurrection fills the whole liturgical year with its brilliance. Gradually, on either side of this source, the year is transfigured by the liturgy. It really is a “year of the Lord’s favor.” The economy of salvation is at work within the framework of time, but since its fulfillment in the Passover of Jesus and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the culmination of history is anticipated “as a foretaste,” and the kingdom of God enters into our time.” (1168)Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Community, 2640 East Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, (626) 792-1343 or visit read more

Fall is Packed with Activities and Fun at the Sierra Madre Public Library

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