Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) HY2014 Presentation

first_imgAccess Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng)  2014 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Tesco shares: should I buy 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! Image source: Getty Images. Tesco (LSE: TSCO) posted an encouraging trading statement yesterday. For the 19-week period to 9 January, group retail sales were up 7.8%. Meanwhile, the company delivered a record Christmas period, with UK and ROI sales up 8.7%.Am I going to buy Tesco shares though? The answer is no. I think there are better stocks to buy. Here are five reasons why I’m avoiding TSCO.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…Tesco shares: low growth prospects Firstly, Tesco operates in a low-growth industry. According to Global Data, the UK supermarket industry is expected to grow just 15% between 2019 and 2024. That equates to annualised growth of just 2.8%. That’s quite low. By contrast, the cloud computing industry is expected to grow by around 18% a year between now and 2024.Given this low industry growth, I can’t envisage Tesco getting much bigger over the next five or 10 years. And that’s not what I want from an investment. I want companies that are pretty much guaranteed to be much bigger in the future as that increases the chances of investing success. As Warren Buffett said: “Your goal as an investor should simply be to purchase, at a rational price, a part interest in an easily-understandable business whose earnings are virtually certain to be materially higher five, ten and twenty years from now.”The shift to online shoppingSecondly, the supermarket industry is undergoing a massive shift right now. What we’re seeing is a rapid transition to online shopping.Tesco is experiencing good results in the e-commerce space. Yesterday, it reported 80% growth in this area. However, I don’t see it as the leader in digital shopping. In my opinion, that award goes to Ocado – which is a pure online grocery retailer. In its most recent trading update, for the 13 weeks to 29 November, it reported revenue growth of an excellent 35%. I’d be more inclined to buy Ocado shares than Tesco shares.No competitive advantageTesco also has little in the way of a competitive advantage. This means there’s nothing to stop rivals stealing market share. And this is exactly what Ocado, Lidl, and Aldi are doing. Tesco’s market share has been declining for years now.Going back to Warren Buffett, a competitive advantage is one of the first things he looks for in a company. He likes businesses that can protect their profits.Low profitabilityAnother concerning issue is that Tesco isn’t a very profitable company. Over the last three years, its return on capital employed (ROCE) – a key measure of profitability – has averaged just 6.7%. That’s not great. Companies with this kind of ROCE generally struggle to expand because they don’t have a lot of capital to reinvest for growth.Tesco shares aren’t cheapFinally, the valuation on Tesco shares doesn’t appeal to me. Looking at analysts’ earnings forecasts for next year and the current share price, the forward-looking P/E ratio is 13.4. That’s probably about right for a low-growth supermarket. In other words, the shares aren’t cheap.Overall, Tesco strikes me as a low-quality company. It operates in a low-growth industry, lacks a competitive advantage, and isn’t very profitable. All things considered, I think there are much better stocks to buy. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Tesco shares: should I buy now? Edward Sheldon, CFA | Friday, 15th January, 2021 | More on: TSCO Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Like this one… Edward Sheldon has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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BP shares: here’s what I’m doing

first_img Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares BP (LSE: BP) shares have lost more than 40% of their value over the past 12 months, excluding dividends. This is one of the worst performances of any FTSE 100 stock.However, as a value investor, I’m always interested in companies that have underperformed, as this could suggest their shares are undervalued, although it doesn’t guarantee it. 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…As such, I’ve been taking a closer look at the oil company recently, to see if it may be worth adding to my portfolio. Are BP shares worth buying? To understand if shares in the company are worth acquiring, I first want to try and understand why the stock has performed so severely over the past 12 months. There’s no one clear answer to this question. Instead, it seems to me as if there are a couple of reasons why investors have been deserting BP. The oil price has declined substantially since the beginning of the pandemic, which has wiped out the oil major’s profitability. At the same time, investors have been questioning the group’s renewable energy plans.BP is planning to invest tens of billions of dollars over the next decade or so on renewable energy projects, but this might not be enough. It has already had to write off £14bn of assets as part of the push towards a more sustainable business. Further losses could be on the horizon. So, those are the challenges the company faces. But what about its opportunities? Well, BP is still a force to be reckoned with in the hydrocarbon industry.It remains one of the world’s largest oil producers and refining organisations. Revenues in 2020 are projected to exceed $230bn. Barring any unforeseen developments, analysts believe this could translate into profits of $6.2bn for the group in its 2021 financial year. These estimates suggest the business is trading at a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 13.3. That’s around inline with the five-year average valuation of BP shares. Further, analysts have pencilled in a dividend yield of 5.5% for the stock for 2021. That looks exceptionally attractive in the current interest rate environment. Challenges aheadNow, there’s no guarantee that the company will hit either of these targets. If the oil price continues to fall, BP may miss the City’s profitability target for 2021. And that would have a knock-on effect on the group dividend. Still, with the global coronavirus vaccination programme well under way, I think the oil price outlook is improving. This could support the BP share price, although the oil price is incredibly volatile, and nothing is guaranteed. Another opportunity available to the company is renewable energy. BP wants to reach 50GW of renewable energy in its portfolio by 2030. If it meets this target, the organisation may dispel investor concerns about its future. The investment would also reduce the group’s dependence on the volatile oil price. Overall, I think BP will face some significant challenges in the years ahead. But it will also have opportunities. Management needs to focus on dealing with the business’s threats while taking advantage of the opportunities. I believe it will do this and I’d buy the shares today. Image source: Getty Images BP shares: here’s what I’m doing Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! 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. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it!center_img Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Rupert Hargreaves 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 30th January, 2021 | More on: BP 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

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The ITV share price is recovering. Should I buy now?

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. Image source: Getty Images The ITV (LSE:ITV) share price has been on the rise for the last 12 months, increasing by just over 80%. Most of this growth was achieved very recently and has nearly restored the stock price to its pre-pandemic level of around £1.35 per share.What caused the ITV share price to rise? And should I be considering the business for my own portfolio? Let’s take a look.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… The ITV share price is recovering. Should I buy now? 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Zaven Boyrazian | Monday, 15th March, 2021 | More on: ITV Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in ITV. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV. 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” Why is the ITV share price rising?ITV is the UK’s second-largest TV broadcasting company. It generates money by selling advertising space during live TV commercial breaks or on its digital streaming platform called ITV Hub. With Covid-19 lockdowns forcing most people to stay at home, the demand for TV and streaming services has increased significantly. But it has also caused some problems.The firm had to temporarily pause the production of 230 projects. And with no new content being released, the business took a significant hit.In early November, ITV released its Q3 earnings report, which showed just how significant that impact was — specifically, total revenue fell by 16% compared to a year ago. But despite the reduction in income, some promising trends emerged and are likely to be the driving force behind the ITV share price recovery.Total viewing hours increased by 2% to 12.2bn, along with an additional 2 million accounts registered on ITV Hub. What’s more, 85% of the projects that were put on pause are now back in production.Overall it seems that investors were impressed with ITV’s ability to get back on track, and so the share price has begun to rise. Looking at the full-year results for 2020, I can see why. While the company still reported a double-digit decline in full-year earnings, profits remained firmly ahead of analyst expectations.There are some risks to considerRunning a TV broadcasting/streaming service is not an easy challenge. Viewing habits of consumers can change like the wind. Production teams need to be able to anticipate and quickly respond to a shift in interests. After all, producing a new series or film is an expensive process that doesn’t always pay off. Suppose ITV invests large sums of money into bad projects? In that case, viewership will fall along with the value of ITV in the eyes of advertisers.Another rising threat is competition from other streaming services, such as Netflix and Disney+. These platforms offer a vast collection of original and exclusive content that gobble up users’ spare viewing time. While I find it encouraging that ITV Hub grew its registered users to 33m last year, both Netflix and Disney+ have more than double that.The bottom lineThe competing streaming services are a significant threat to ITV and its share price. At least, I think so. However, I find it encouraging that the ITV management team is shifting its strategy towards further developing ITV Hub.Combining its existing registered accounts, strong relationships with advertisers, and track record of producing popular content makes me believe that ITV can adapt to and thrive in the new streaming environment. Therefore I would definitely consider adding the stock to my portfolio even after the recent increase in the ITV share price. 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. 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New archbishop of South Sudan announces decade-long focus on Lord’s…

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Posted Apr 23, 2018 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New archbishop of South Sudan announces decade-long focus on Lord’s Prayer Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] Thousands of Christians descended on All Saint’s Cathedral in Juba on April 22 for the installation of Justin Badi Arama as the fifth archbishop and primate of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan. The new archbishop used the occasion to announce a decade-long focus on the Lord’s prayer as a tool for making and teaching disciples. He wanted Anglicans in South Sudan “to do the Lord’s Prayer and to live the Lord’s Prayer in their daily lives.”Read the full article here. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Anglican Communion Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 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 Africa, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID center_img Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

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Try Savers & Rib Breakers 11

first_imgTuesday May 11, 2010 Try Savers & Rib Breakers 11 After a break of nearly two years, Rugbydump’s unique Try Savers & Rib Breakers series is back with the 11th instalment of the highly popular big hits and try saving tackles compilation video. Try Savers & Rib Breakers is back on RD. ADVERTISEMENTWhile ten seemed like a pretty good number to end the series on, the demand was there for another video so after a bit of a break to focus on building the site’s popularity and pushing out daily updates, some time was spent focussing on TSRB11.As always, emphasis is in fierce hits that will have you squirming in your seat. While you will have seen some of them before, theres definitely a few that will bring a smile to you face for all the right reasons.Weve got a pretty good helping of excellent try saving tackles too, as well as a few tackles that no doubt earned the perpetrators an early shower, or at least ten minutes on the sideline.After the successful build up of hype via Facebook and Twitter , theres a pretty high chance youve not read this far and are already half way through the video. A big thanks goes out to those who helped spread the word virally though. Its much appreciated and goes a long way towards RDs continued growth.So Try Savers & Rib Breakers is back, and the good news is that number 12 is already being worked on. Please share this page with friends by linking to it here on Rugbydump, and feel free to leave a comment to share your thoughts on the big hitting action. Enjoy.ADVERTISEMENTTime: 04:18 Music: Foo Fighters – Pretender Thanks: Big thanks goes out to Badger Denehy and Graeme Kennedy for the parts they played. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Try Savers & Rib Breakers Related Articles 331 WEEKS AGO Try Savers and Rib Breakers 13 478 WEEKS AGO Try Savers & Rib Breakers 12 – Rugby World… 680 WEEKS AGO Try Savers & Rib Breakers 10 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Young Prop Dean Irvine scores 90 meter intercept try

first_imgTuesday Mar 26, 2013 Young Prop Dean Irvine scores 90 meter intercept try This is a quick look at a pretty amazing try scored by replacement prop Dean Irvine in last year’s Oxford vs Cambridge Under 21 match at Twickenham. Oxford won 31-17. Two week’s ago we posted Rugby HQ’s Top Five Intercepts Of All Time and some of you left comments linking to other great tries. One such comment mentioned an incredible intercept try scored last year by a prop of all people, so after a bit of a discussion and some digging, here it is.The try was scored by Oxford’s Dean Irvine, who admittedly looks as though he’s yet to fill out, but showed serious toe after intercepting, snuffing out Cambridge’s three-man overlap.Irvine ran the full length of the pitch and maintained his impressive speed before diving in under the sticks for what was not only a fantastic intercept, but a brilliant sprint and finish by a front rower.Thanks to Will who first brought this classic moment up in the commentsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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HAT Market Analysis for 4/20/21 with Arlan Suderman of StoneX

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News HAT Market Analysis for 4/20/21 with Arlan Suderman of StoneX Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Arlan-Suderman-markets-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Tuesday’s May corn contract almost hit $6.12, and May soybeans reached a high over $14.85. Arlan Suderman with StoneX explains the market strength. Click to listen. Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Apr 20, 2021 HAT Market Analysis for 4/20/21 with Arlan Suderman of StoneX Facebook Twitter Previous articleStudy: Repealing Stepped-Up Basis Tax Provision Will Eliminate Thousands of Jobs, Take Billions Out of Economy AnnuallyNext articleSenators Offer Legislation to Help States Rebuild Infrastructure Following Extreme Weather Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Honduran radio program taken off air after pressure from city’s mayor

first_img HondurasAmericas News Receive email alerts May 13, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies “Reporters Without Borders demands the immediate reinstatement of the program ‘Noticiero Independiente’,” said Camille Soulier, head of the organization’s Americas Desk. “A serious and independent investigation must be carried out to determine whether the manager of Radio Estereo Castilla was the target of coercion by local officials. It is deplorable that the authorities respond to criticism of their administration by attacking journalists and news organizations.” These revelations occur as the Honduran government has given a clear sign that it means to silence critical voices. Dubon is also a correspondent for Radio Globo, one of the country’s most listened-to opposition broadcasters ever since the January 2009 coup. The media group Radio y TV Globo is under threat of closure since its head David Romero Ellner recently became the target of several lawsuits. He was accused last month of criminal libel, a crime punishable by up to 15 years’ imprisonment. September 2, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Honduran radio program taken off air after pressure from city’s mayor Reports Help by sharing this information TV Globo journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado was sentenced to 16 months in prison in December last year for criminally defaming Belinda Flores, the former economics faculty dean at the Autonomous University of Honduras. Although his sentence was reduced to a fine, the penalty was clearly disproportionate and the case has been referred to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Honduras is ranked 129th of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. The program “Noticiero Independiente” (Independent News), broadcast by Radio Estereo Castilla in Trujillo, was taken off the air on 20 August as a result of pressure from the city’s mayor. In a statement issued by the Committee for Freedom of Expression on 18 August, the presenter Miguel Dubon reported the efforts of the mayor of Trujillo to censor his program. The journalist said the electricity was cut off regularly at the time the broadcast, known for its criticism of the local government, was scheduled.Two days later, the radio station’s manager told Dubon that “Noticiero Independiente”, which had been broadcast for 12 years, was being cancelled as a result of pressure from the local authorities and from a representative of the National Telecommunications Commission. According to Dubon, a city councillor had put pressure on the manager of Radio Estereo Castilla.“I want to ask you a favour,” he quoted the councillor as saying. “You will fire that son of a bitch from the station. If you get rid of him, the mayor will make sure you are paid 7,000 lempiras. If you don’t, then they will close down the station.” HondurasAmericas center_img RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out more Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Follow the news on Honduras News News RSF_en last_img read more

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Two arrested as 18kg of khat seized

first_imgNewsCrime & CourtTwo arrested as 18kg of khat seizedBy Staff Reporter – June 3, 2014 703 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Twitter Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” 18KG of khat, the leafy green plant considered a stimulant with effects similar to that of amphetamine when chewed, has been seized from a private home in Limerick this Tuesday following a joint operation between Gardai and Revenue officials.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In three similar but separate operations cigarettes and tobacco with a total value of approximately €50,000 were also seized.In a garda operation, that included a controlled delivery to a private residence in Limerick city this Tuesday, Revenue seized 18kg of khat with an estimated street value of €36,000 as part of a joint operation with An Garda Síochána.Two non-Irish nationals were arrested and taken to Henry Street Garda Station.Investigations are ongoing.In two separate intelligence-led operations in Dublin this Tuesday, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized approximately 20,000 cigarettes and 10kgs of tobacco with an approximate retail value of €14,000 and potential loss to the Exchequer of €12,000.The ‘Dorchester’, ‘Golden Eagle’, ‘Mayfair’, ‘Palace’, ‘Excellence’ and ‘Samson’ brand tobacco products were seized from private dwellings in the North Inner City.Investigations are continuing with a view to prosecution.This seizure is part of Revenue’s on-going operations targeting the supply and sale of illegal cigarettes.If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295. WhatsApp Print TAGSGardakhatlimerick Previous articleYoung bakers to compete abroadNext articleThe Bachelor of Kilkish Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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