Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) 2006 Abridged Report

first_imgTol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2006 abridged results.For more information about Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz)  2006 abridged results.Company ProfileTol Gases Limited produces and distributes gases for the industrial and medical segment in Tanzania. Known as Tanzania Oxygen, the company provides oxygen, compressed air, carbon dioxide, inert, hydrogen, nitrogen, ammonia, argon, nitrous oxide, helium and acetylene gases. It also provides medical consumables and pipeline installation services. The company was founded in 1950 as a branch of African Oxygen and Acetylene Company, and then became a branch of East African Oxygen Limited of Kenya which was part of the BOC Gases Group. It was wholly-owned by the government of Tanzania between 1986 and 1994, and thereafter privatised and listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. Tol Gases Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I think the Ocado share price fell 10% last week, despite the FTSE 100 surge

first_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Why I think the Ocado share price fell 10% last week, despite the FTSE 100 surge Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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. Jonathan Smith | Monday, 16th November, 2020 | More on: OCDO Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fresnillo and Tesco. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The FTSE 100 enjoyed a strong rally last week. A ‘Biden bounce’, along with news about a Covid-19 vaccine, meant that the index gained over 400 points. Individual share prices were more mixed than the index, meaning there were some losers from it all. The Ocado (LSE:OCDO) share price fell 10.65%, the second worst performer after Fresnillo. Given the good news that came out during the week, it raises the question as to why Ocado was sold off when most other stocks were bought.Not all news is good newsThe main driver for the move lower was the news about a vaccine that is currently in trial. Reports that it has effectiveness of 90% are a great sign for humanity, as well as corporates. The ability for many businesses to look to next year with optimism about higher sales and footfall is fantastic.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…Yet for Ocado, this isn’t all good news. The Ocado share price surged in late Q1 and Q2, due to the increase in demand from lockdown orders. The ability of Ocado to effectively distribute orders and have a well run online platform ensured it was best placed to cater to the high demand. If the vaccine is truly effective and consumers are comfortable to go back to shopping in-store, Ocado would see a fall in orders. This is natural to assume, and although it would likely still beat the levels seen pre-pandemic, it probably wouldn’t be as high as it experienced for much of this year.The net impact of all of this would be analysts revising their financial expectations for Ocado downwards. This would likely see the Ocado share price continue to move lower, I feel. Indeed, the 10% drop last week was partly from investors thinking ahead and selling to preempt a fall.An Ocado share price correctionI don’t actually think the fall in the Ocado share price is a bad thing though. Only last week I wrote about how I thought the stock was overvalued at current levels, with a massive market capitalisation of around £19.3bn. When compared to the market leader (Tesco), this seemed very high. So the slump in the share price also brings down the market cap, putting it closer to a fair value.In my opinion, the Ocado share price could have further to fall. The share price has almost doubled in value this year. I think a correction of 10%-20% is healthy after such a rally. The business is sound, and will continue to have a strong core customer base. Even though I wouldn’t buy the stock at current levels, if I already owned it, I wouldn’t be in a hurry to sell. After all, at the Motley Fool we strive for long-term investing!  Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

Investing for the long term? Here’s what I’d do

first_img 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. Enter Your Email Address Investing for the long term? Here’s what I’d do Thomas Carr | Wednesday, 16th December, 2020 See all posts by Thomas Carr Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 2020 has been a year that looks like it will have a profound impact on the future. It’s undoubtedly sped up the transition to digital technologies. It also seems to have made us think more about the environment. In my opinion, these are two of the biggest investment issues for the future. These are the kind of issues I need to think about when I’m investing for the long term.Just over a decade ago, the FTSE 100 was dominated by banking, mining, oil, telecoms and tobacco. These sectors still make up a significant chunk of the index. But their relative size has gradually reduced over time. The decline started with the banks suffering big losses during the financial crisis and continued with the oil price collapse of the last few years.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…FTSE 100 reshuffleIn my opinion, the days of these sectors dominating the FTSE 100 will end in the years ahead. In order to achieve the best investment returns, I think I need to look to new sectors that are growing quickly. Primarily, I think that means I need to focus on companies using technology in novel ways. Historically, the UK index hasn’t benefited from tech companies in the same way that US indices have. But I think that will change. Increasingly, digital technology is at the heart of innovation, and I expect that to feed through to the UK main market in time.This means it’s all about thinking ahead. What are the up and coming technologies? What kind of impact are they going to have? If I want to invest successfully over the long term, then I need to be thinking about these questions now. I need to be able to spot the individual companies that are going to take advantage of these opportunities. I also need to be able to assess whether their share prices represent good value.This is where the difficulty lies. For that reason, I’d buy an industry-focused fund or trust, over individual stocks.Where I’d invest for the long termBut which industries would I look at? There are a few key areas that stand out to me. First of all, I’m interested in companies that are able to add value in the shift to cleaner energy. That means companies involved in the production, storage and distribution of clean energy. I also see a continued focus on large-scale infrastructure modernisation that will make travel easier and safer. Away from energy and infrastructure, I’m drawn to digitisation, artificial intelligence and big data. I’m particularly interested in applications that will aid business operations and communications, as well as consumer technologies targeted at the average person on the street. Robotics have already been deployed in large-scale production, but in time I expect this to filter down to every level of business. And as the world becomes increasingly digital, cyber security should grow in importance. Meanwhile, this year has shown just how crucial large pharmaceutical companies are going to be in protecting us in the future. The winners of tomorrow all have one thing in common. They’re all investing heavily in research and development today. R&D is the foundation for innovation. And innovation is a precursor to long-run profitability. I think that’s something I need to bear in mind when assessing the value of a stock. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Thomas 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. 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Gatica House / Felipe Assadi y Francisca Pulido

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/438473/gatica-house-felipe-assadi-y-francisca-pulido Clipboard Save this picture!© Guy WenborneRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAThe design for this house is proposed from the coexistence of two domestic programs: a resident family composed of a couple, and a visiting family composed of 3 children and their families. The program consists of two parts: the first, which takes place in a line composed by the access, dining room, kitchen, common areas and master bedroom, is understood as the “main house”. The second, – which should not be dissociated from the former but should retain its individuality – is understood as the elastic program, a portion that is literally inserted within the main volume, whose use is preferably during the weekend.Save this picture!© Guy WenborneThe house, despite its size, works on a single axis throughout the week and grows according to the amount of visitors during the holidays.Save this picture!© Guy WenborneA result of the above, suggested from the use – or why not, from the program – was the idea of ​​a longitudinal volume composed of a thin sheet within whose main fold is inserted a kind of cluster that will be recognized both from outside and from the inside of the home as an imported element.The main materials are a metallic structure and glass.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessBed, Breakfast & BauhausArchitecture News”Austria. Naturally Yours” Competition Entry / pendaUnbuilt Project Share Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeFelipe Assadi + Francisca PulidoOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRancaguaChilePublished on October 19, 2013Cite: “Gatica House / Felipe Assadi y Francisca Pulido” [Casa Gatica / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido] 19 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »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 Chile Gatica House / Felipe Assadi y Francisca PulidoSave this projectSaveGatica House / Felipe Assadi y Francisca Pulido Projects 2007 ArchDaily Gatica House / Felipe Assadi y Francisca Pulido Save this picture!© Guy Wenborne+ 24 Share Architects: Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/438473/gatica-house-felipe-assadi-y-francisca-pulido Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Rancagua, Chile Year: last_img read more

Orange House / Studio Habitect

first_imgCopyAbout this officeStudio HabitectOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookNagpurIndiaPublished on May 16, 2020Cite: “Orange House / Studio Habitect” 16 May 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 2020 “COPY” “COPY” Client:Suraj RandiveContractor:Suresh MahalleCarpenter:Prabhu WarambeCity:NagpurCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pratik PanzadeRecommended ProductsLouvers / ShuttersRabel Aluminium SystemsElectric Folding Shading System – Rabel 14000Louvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. The house is located in Kharbi, a developing locality in the orange city of Nagpur, Maharashtra. We were provided with a very basic brief of designing a two bedroom hall kitchen residence for a family of four. The plot is located in a very dry locality with rather scarce vegetation, so we felt a need for creating green spaces within the house to connect the users to the surrounding. This was achieved by bringing the peripheral passages into the house and turning them into green spaces.Save this picture!© Pratik PanzadeSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Pratik PanzadeSave this picture!© Pratik PanzadeConceptually the house has been designed on the basic principle of addition and subtraction of volumes to create voids and rigid geometries. Spatially the house has been divided into two types of spaces. One is the extroverted zone, comprising of the entrance foyer, living and dining area looking towards the street. The idea was to create a visual connectivity among the spaces looking towards the street to create a sense of bigger spatial volume. The other is the introverted zone comprising of the two bedrooms. The house is designed in a wood, white and grey theme with orange used to highlight the walls enveloping the front façade.Save this picture!© Pratik PanzadeThe use of orange emphasizes the volume and dramatizes the entrance. The wood used in the front elevation to create vertical louvers, windows and fabricated staircase brings a touch of luxury to the house. We felt a strong need to bring nature into the house by creating green pockets and emphasizing the natural light penetrating through the volume. We have incorporated a small court adjoining the living and dining area with an overhead skylight creating the drama of light and shadows within the house. The wall underneath the skylight is cladded using yellow Shahabad stone which acts as a natural canvas for the light entering through the skylight and a perfect backdrop for the living area.Save this picture!© Pratik PanzadeProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Glennon Residence / Reitsma and AssociatesSelected ProjectsRio Bonito House / Carla JuaçabaSelected Projects Share Photographs Photographs:  Pratik Panzade Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project India Houses CopyHouses•Nagpur, India Architects: Studio Habitect Area Area of this architecture project Orange House / Studio HabitectSave this projectSaveOrange House / Studio Habitect Year:  Electrical Consultant: Aman Chand, Akshay Bhandarkar Lead Architects: Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Dulux, Greenply, Jaquar, Saint-Gobain, Ashirvad, Birla white, Delta Laminates, Kamdhenu, Trimble, Ultratech, Vintage Fahim Sheikh ArchDaily Area:  1500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Orange House / Studio Habitect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939581/orange-house-studio-habitect Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939581/orange-house-studio-habitect Clipboard Save this picture!© Pratik Panzade+ 24Curated by Hana Abdel Sharelast_img read more

League table reveals top 20 charities for legacy considerers

first_imgTop 10 for legacy consideration Motivators & barriersThe full table is available via the fastmap site. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis52  406 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis52 League table reveals top 20 charities for legacy considerers About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. UK animal charities are the most popular when supporters are considering leaving a gift in their will according to fastmap & Freestyle Marketing’s first legacy league table, published today (19 November).The fastmap and Freestyle Marketing Legacy Potential Premier League surveyed over 10,000 charity supporters aged 50+ to generate an understanding of the extent and type of legacy support for over 100 charities. It aims to illustrate which charities have the biggest opportunities and where they are in comparison to their competitors, revealing the 20 charities that currently have the highest number of legacy considerers: those who say they are considering or already have pledged a legacy.In the table, Cats Protection is in first place, followed by Battersea, Dogs Trust, RSPCA, and then Cancer Research UK completing the top five. RNLI, Macmillan, NSPCC, Woodland Trust, and Help for Heroes make up the top ten.While legacy consideration is the determining factor of legacy potential in the table, other metrics taken into account include motivations and barriers to legacy giving. Each charity is ranked based on its relative performance compared to other charities. On the index, a value of 100 is considered average, with over or under this number meaning the charity is over/under performing. In full, the table looks at:Legacy Consideration: the number of people at least considering leaving a legacy to the charity divided by the number of supporters. Legacy Rejectors: the number of people who say they will not be leaving to a legacy to a charity, divided by the number of supporters. A higher score on this indicates that there are less people completely rejecting the idea of leaving a legacy.Motivations Score: an aggregate of the motivations to leaving a legacy for the specific charity. A higher score on here suggests that people agree that the charity has attributes known to motivate people to leave a legacy.Barriers Score: an aggregate of the barriers to leaving a legacy for a specific charity (a high score is worse in this case and means people are more likely to select for the charity barriers known as likely to stop people leaving a legacy. Scale of Support: a score given for the number of people who support the charity in general. This is an illustration of the overall support of the charity and an indication of the scale of their legacy opportunity.The top ten charities for example all have a legacy consideration score over 100, ranging from 195 for Cats Protection at the top, to 140 for Cancer Research UK in fifth place and 109 for Help for Heroes at number 10. In comparison, the bottom five were British Heart Foundation with a legacy consideration score of 74, Guide Dogs for the Blind with 73, Hospice (Any) with 66, Marie Curie with 50, and Great Ormond Street Hospital with 32. The table also shows where there is potential for improvement. Cancer Research UK, RNLI, and Macmillan, Help for Heroes, Royal British Legion, National Trust, British Heart Foundation, and Hospice (Any)for example all score over 100 for scale of support. However, fastmap and Freestyle Marketing’s league table also highlights the competitive nature of legacy fundraising, and the fact that supporters of multiple charitable causes might be considering a legacy to more than one charity. Charities, it says, need to be aware of the barriers and motivations to leaving them a legacy, as well as the strengths of their competitors (see below for an example). This will help them to understand why their supporters might leave their competitors a legacy instead, and how then to mitigate the risks. Tagged with: legacies legacy pledges research Melanie May | 19 November 2018 | News  405 total views,  1 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

Remembering Frank ‘Big Black’ Smith

first_imgby Ida RobinsonIda Robinson is a co-founder with Families with a Future. She is an ex-prisoner, ex-fugitive and a current activist working with women and LGBTQ2S+ people. This is an edited version of her talk during the Aug. 29 webinar, “Black Lives Matter: Justice for Peaceful Soledad Prisoners.”My name is Ida Robinson. I can’t talk about Big Black [Frank “Big Black” Smith] or Attica without mentioning Elizabeth Fink, who was his attorney for many years, and Sister T who is with the ancestors, as well as Rita Brown. I hold them in my heart.Ida Robinson and Frank ‘Big Black’ SmithAs a very young woman, I used to go to the Connection center, an organization founded by Kathy Kornbluth. And after Aug. 21, [1971], when Conrad was murdered, I used to be in the visiting room and seeing Bernard Garden, Gordon Wells and Conrad, who were in the visiting room. You create families in those visiting rooms. But after the murders of the people in the courthouse, it’s just like a huge crescendo here. I can’t tell you how I feel other than that. This can’t last too long. It’s going to be revolution tomorrow.That was Black August, and then when Attica jumped off Sept. 9 and we saw the mutilation and the burning and the killing of so many men inside there behind asking for the minimal list of humanitarian goals — it was like, okay, this can’t last too much longer. The revolution is going to be tomorrow.This is what I and many other people thought. It accelerated our whole sense of feeling and activism that it [the revolution] was right here tomorrow. This is before we even knew about the counterintelligence program and all that. But I just wanted to say about that moment — it was just over the top.America has a problem with big Black men, you know, Eric Garner, George Floyd, Big Black. And in that you can go on and on about how they are treated. They are dehumanized because of their size, because size means power to them and dehumanization.And he [Big Black] was burned and beaten. Beaten and burned and laid out where they just took him and hit his genitals and all over his body. In that picture that you saw earlier, he was still humble, intelligent, working with a colleague and investigator and how they anticipated all over that this can’t last too much longer.And here we are today. Attica is all of us. And one of the things that Big Black had said is he called on us to do something, whatever it is that you can do, and Attica is all of us. And in that, he told me a lot of things about myself.I just want to talk to humanize the beauty of his spirit. He was charismatic; he was gentle; he was wise. And he was there for you. You know, he was there for me in California, and he was there for me when I went through a crisis after my imprisonment in New York, and in that he never, ever gave up.The struggle has to continue, and it is continued. But we can’t fall for the Band-Aid programs that we did back in the ’60s because we didn’t know any better. So I am very hopeful in this movement, as people continue to do what they can in their worlds to create a structural change, because there will be no reformism when we’re talking about capitalism on steroids, it just won’t work.And in that I’m gonna check out right now. Thank you. Continua la lucha.Big Black died of cancer in 2004.  Following his release from Attica, he moved to New York City where he worked as a paralegal on the $2.8 billion civil liability suit filed in 1974, which alleged that 1,200 prisoners had been beaten, tortured or denied medical care. Ida Robinson speaking on the “Black Lives Matter: Justice for Peaceful Soledad Prisoners” webinar.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Tunisia’s Arab Spring 10 years old, people again in the streets

first_imgTunisians say the 2011 revolution continues.Ten years ago the Arab Spring — a vast mass movement that swept through the Arab world, shaking up all sorts of governments in Arab countries — began Dec. 18, 2010, after Mohamed Bouazizi, who sold fruit on the street, set himself on fire to protest his disrespectful treatment from Tunisian police.His comrades on the street recorded the incident on their phones and posted on social media in Sidi Bouzid, a small city in the center of Tunisia. The video quickly went viral, and soon tens of thousands of Tunisians — men, women, youth — were in the streets, night after night, chanting for “liberty, dignity, jobs.”Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, then the very corrupt president of Tunisia, fled to Saudi Arabia Jan. 14, 2011. That is the date the Tunisian government celebrates as the beginning of the Arab Spring, but the people of Tunisia regard the martyrdom of Bouazizi as its start.In much of the Arab world, the Arab Spring has faded into memories of past struggles. Tahrir Square in Cairo, where hundreds of thousands of Egyptians gathered in protests for months, has been turned into a pharaonic showcase by the current al-Sisi government. But in Tunisia, where a functioning parliamentary system has taken root, it is still commemorated.This past December there were big demonstrations in the smaller cities of southern and central Tunisia, according to video reports from Agence France Presse, putting forward the 2011 slogans “liberty, dignity, jobs.” This is the area of Tunisia where the Arab-Berber, Bedouin, Tunisians are concentrated. Southern Tunisia historically was a major terminus for trans-Saharan caravans.The sister of Mohamed Bouazizi gave an interview to AFP explaining that people wanted more from the Arab Spring. The people certainly appreciated and used the “liberty” that was won during the Arab Spring. But wages are going down, and prices are up. It’s difficult to find a job even with a good degree. Life is becoming harder than it was under Ben Ali. Mass unemployment fuels new protestsAccording to the International Monetary Fund, around 30% of Tunisians between the ages of 24 and 39 are unemployed, and Tunisia’s GDP declined by 11.5% in 2020. The demonstrations during December brought out whole families, some waving loaves of bread.Tourism has been a big part of Tunisia’s economy. Tunisia has a long and colorful history from Classical times — when Rome was contesting Carthage over control of the western Mediterranean Sea — to the Ottoman occupation to present-day resistance. The ruins of Carthage are a short train ride from Tunis. The beautiful beaches, gorgeous scenery and excellent cuisine were a tourist draw.But then COVID-19 hit.Tunisia’s public health system was and is not prepared for the influx of cases. The government imposed a lockdown and arrested 400 people in March for violating rules, which many felt were arbitrary. COVID-19 is still a major problem.When the government’s Arab Spring commemorations started in the middle of January, nocturnal protests broke out in almost every city and in some of the poor suburbs of Tunis, where people are piled together and COVID is rampant. Predominantly young people took to the streets, responding to the cops’ tear gas with fireworks.The army was called out to control some of the cities — like Gafsa, where mining is a big part of the local economy.Anywhere from 600 to 4,000 people — mainly youth — have been arrested, depending on accounts. One video clip from AFP shows a daylight confrontation between a protester and a cop. The cop pushes the protester, who pushes back, and then lets another protester defuse the situation.The cops and the army have arrested many people who were merely participating in a demonstration. The Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (Tunisian General Labour Union), which is the largest trade union confederation in Tunisia, has called for their release. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Round up from the courts

first_imgNewsLocal NewsRound up from the courtsBy admin – September 13, 2010 568 ‘Jumped over counter of refugee centre’ A RWANDAN national who jumped the counter of a city centre refugee hostel and attacked the woman sitting behind her desk, was convicted of the assault charge at Limerick District Court. 34-year-old Desirie Musoni, with an address at New Road, Killarney, was answering the charges dating back to November 21 last year where it was alleged he “jumped the counter of the refugee hostel located at Pier One on Sarsfield St and pinned the woman to the floor.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The complainant told gardai that she had bruising on her arms and was in fear during the “attack”. Sarah Ryan, said that her client was a Rwandan national and that “certain comments were made” and that he reacted. The circumstances of the accused were laid out to the court, including a medical issue he was dealing with. Judge O’Donnell gave credit for the early plea and the circumstances as outlined to the court and convicted and sentenced him to three months in prison, suspended for a period of 12 months and placed him on his own bond of €100. Fined for fraud insurance discA MAN who bought a fake insurance disc for €800 and was subsequently caught driving illegally by gardai, was found guilty at Limerick District Court. Martin Oss, aged 28, of 51 Kilteragh, Dooradoyle, was questioned by Garda Mick Bolton at Castletroy Road on January 31 last, for failing to wear a seat belt. The accused “took off at speed” according to gardai, but was later detained and arrested. Mr Oss was found to be in possession of a fraudulent disc that he admitted to purchasing from a third party for €800. Garda Bolton added that the accused did not have any previous convictions and was fully co-operative. Chris Lynch, solicitor, told the court that his client had an erratic work history and found the going tough but that he had now secured work with a car valeting company. He is the father of one and admitted that “he foolishly took the opportunity”. Judge O’Donnell gave credit to the accused and fined him €400 and ordered that it be paid in six months. ‘Unsavoury incident’ led to €250 fineA MAN threatened with pepper spray by gardai after he resisted arrest, tendered his apologies at Limerick District Court, but was fined €250 for what was described as an “unsavoury incident”.30-year-old Gary Purcell, of 1 Lisheen Park, Patrickswell, was answering the charges which dated back to July 30 of this year. The accused was said to have been in the area of Denmark Street and shouted “f**k **f you d******ds” at a mobile patrol unit. Gardai stopped and spoke to Mr Purcell who was said to have been intoxicated. He later became abusive to gardai and during the course of his arrest, struggled with gardai and resisted. Such was the force of his resistance, the court heard that Purcell attempted to get out of his handcuffs. The accused was then warned that pepper spray would be used if he continued to struggle. Judge O’Donnell heard that the accused had three previous convictions for road traffic offences. Chris Lynch, solicitor, said that his client did not have a clear recollection of the events but that he apologised for the “unsavoury incident”. Judge O’Donnell fined Purcell €250. Advertisement Email Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Print Previous articleThornton to host workshop for regionNext articleDiscover Limerick Website Is Launched adminlast_img read more

Advice for teachers, students and parents during Covid-19

first_imgWhatsApp “Parents can best support their children by reassurances that their efforts will be rewarded once this is all over and that normality will be restored sometime soon,” he concluded. The Government have been asking us to practice social distancing, no hanging around in groups, staying 2 metres apart to try and prevent the spread of coronavirus. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin TAGSeducationexamsKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postschool Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live It’s a worrying time for exam students who are due to sit their Leaving and Junior Certificate in June.“Students in exam years, Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate can use their time to go over sample papers, exam papers, revision material along with looking at where they lost marks in any pre-examinations (mocks) and spending time focusing on improving their knowledge in the areas that weren’t answered as well as they could have been during the mock exams,” he explained. Many parents now find themselves having to assist their children with study and lessons with most home schooling for the first time. “Physical and mental wellbeing are also essential and it’s important that students go for walks, runs or other forms of physical activity while observing social and safe distancing best-practice.” he said. Advertisement “Webwise – a Department of Education and Skills funded website provides excellent advice on using technology in a safe and responsible manner.,” Twitter “Students need to realise that their interactions are putting older people and those with underlying medical conditions in grave danger.“Thankfully, we have see lots of influential sports stars like Cian Lynch, Declan Hannon, Naomi Carroll along with musicians like Emma Langford, appealing time their followers to take better notice of the advice of the HSE.,” he added. Previous articleLimerick’s Best Hurling Game of the 21st Century: Last-16 #3Next articleShannon Chamber to host its first-ever virtual networking seminar Meghann Scully Facebook Teachers now have to use social media and technology to teach classes online for students. Donncha explained what resources are available for teaching staff. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Education concept. Student studying and brainstorming campus concept. Close up of students discussing their subject on books or textbooks. Selective focus.SCHOOLS closed across Ireland on the 12th of March and are said to stay closed for the foreseeable.Donncha Ó’Treasaigh is Director of Schools for the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and shared advice with us for students who are studying at home.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The best advice for students who are at home is to stick to a routine as much as possible. What this looks like is going to bed and getting up at roughly the same times as normal school days, having breakfast, following the school timetable and using the school timetable as the structure for the day. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival LimerickNewsAdvice for teachers, students and parents during Covid-19By Meghann Scully – March 25, 2020 332 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener “The Department of Education and Skills has invested €250 million euro into ICT in schools, which was announced by former Minister for Education and Skills Jan O Sullivan in 2015.Schools have excellent training and advice available to them from the Professional Development  Support Service for Teachers Technology in Education – https://www.pdst.ie/DistanceLearning. “This is a dedicated website of all of the main IT providers and platforms in Education including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Zoom and Schoology.“It’s essential that teachers use the school and Department of Education and Skills approved platforms and stay away from social media apps such as Instagram and Facebook regarding data privacy. Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more