Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc ( Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgSunu Assurances Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSunu Assurances Nigeria Plc formerly (Equity Assurance Plc) is an established insurance company in Nigeria offering non-life insurance for the domestic and corporate sectors as well as asset management and health management services. The company also has business interests in Ghana. Non-life insurance ranges from fire and special peril to consequential loss, cash and goods in transit, public and products liability, fidelity guaranty, personal liability and accident insurance products. Equity Assurance Plc also provides insurance products for workmen compensation and plant, erection and contractors all risk and welfare funds and medical evacuation. The company has subsidiary segments providing health management, asset management and hospitality services. Equity Assurance Plc is a subsidiary of SUNU Finances Holding SA. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

‘Stay-at-home’ vs ‘back-to-work’ stocks: which should I be buying right now?

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Starbucks and Zoom Video Communications and recommends the following options: short April 2021 $110 calls on Starbucks. 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’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. 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 center_img ‘Stay-at-home’ vs ‘back-to-work’ stocks: which should I be buying right now? 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’ Shares Jonathan Smith | Thursday, 18th March, 2021 | More on: GRG I’ve heard a lot of chatter recently that we’re reaching an inflection point with the economy. In short, the momentum is shifting towards a realisation that an end to the pandemic is near. This makes me wonder about the stocks I should buy right now. Should I be putting fresh money into stay-at-home stocks, or flip to back-to-work ones?What are these stock types?Stay-at-home stocks are those that have seen increased demand for their products or services offered during lockdowns. For example, I’d classify Ocado in this category due to the online grocery distribution network it operates. Another example is Zoom Video Communications. I think I’d struggle to find anyone who hasn’t been on a Zoom call over the past year. 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…Back-to-work stocks are the other side of the coin. These are companies that would benefit from me being out and about. An example here would be Starbucks or Greggs. Busy office worker traffic is a key contributor to business at outlets located in town centres and cities. Another example would be IAG. The British Airways owner would benefit from the increase in business and leisure travel that has been almost non-existent over the past year.Before I go onto the stocks I should be buying now, what’s performed best over the past year? It’s no surprise that the stay-at-home stocks have outperformed. Depending on the level of diversification, some back-to-work stocks have offered fair performances. Others, (such as IAG) have seen a share price crash.Which type of stock should I buy now?I know this may sound like I’m sitting on the fence, but the answer is… it depends. The pandemic has been a unique experience, and so as much as I can group stocks into a cluster, not all perform exactly the same.Given the optimism I have towards the economy, I’d generally be buying back-to-work stocks right now. IAG looks a bargain to me, as do other travel and tourism companies. But this doesn’t mean I’d sell stay-at-home stocks if I already owned them. Ocado is a well diversified business, with a growing technology arm. Even if demand growth for the grocery operation slows somewhat, I still think the share price can continue to perform as some consumer habits have shifted for good.Would I buy stay-at-home stocks though? Yes, some of them at least. I’m sceptical about the prospects to profit from Zoom, and given that the share price is up 430% since December 2019, I wouldn’t buy. The valuation is very high, and I think this has priced-in the kind of growth it would see during stay-at-home periods. I don’t think this will come to fruition, so accept that this is a stock that I simply missed the boat on. The risk to my view is simply that the pandemic may not be over. Another lockdown this winter would hit my back-to-work stocks like IAG hard. Ultimately, this is a risk I’ll have to live with. But for now, I would allocate more of my funds to back-to-work than stay-at-home companies.But here’s an important point too. Regardless of the circumstances at any given point, I invest for the long term. Whether we’re in a lockdown or not, I look for shares I believe can go the distance and that I can hold for decades. See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

Diamond Tree / 3ndy Studio

first_img Products translation missing: Manufacturers: Lapitec®, Vitrocsa, Antonio Lupi, Oikos, SALVATORI, Vimar, Fabbio design, GSE, Marconati Impianti, Tecnosystem, Verde Profilo, Vitro Hogar Houses Italy 2018 “COPY” Photographs Area:  550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: 3ndy Studio Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Sustainability•Ponzano, Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Year: center_img Lead Architects: Products used in this ProjectWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Invisible FrameClients:Penta Service, Simioni familyOther Participants:Massimiliano MartignonCity:PonzanoCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. Diamond Tree is a villa designed by 3ndy Studio for Simioni family in Ponzano Veneto, in between the residential and rural north-west areas of Treviso.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe concept develops around an idea of decomposition, subtraction and rotations of volumes, in order to create several ways to perceive the space.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe lack of corridors in between the living and night areas suggests a stereoscopic view of a hybrid and fluid space, with no fixed hierarchy and filled by the light coming from a large ceiling window.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!SectionAll paths inside the villa are continuous with no confines nor interruptions, so that the inhabitants can move freely without passing through any doors from one room to another. The main bedroom is separated from the rest of the house by a very special sliding wooden wall.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe living area is partially emptied by an internal court, illuminated by zenithal light that projects shadows of trees on the internal walls.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe house is coated by different natural high quality materials, selected for their chromatic and physical peculiarities, i.e. “Canaletto” walnut wood engraved with slats and flamed black granite, mixed with hi-tech materials as sintered stone and solid surface, specifically used for their esthetic peculiarity.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSintered stone has been used in its “absolute black” variety on the back wall of the indoor swimming pool, where the Italian artist and sculptor Giorgio Milani impressed the history of Simioni family. It really looks like a stela emerged with running water and irradiated by natural light.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSolid surface material instead, with its absolute white color, has been used to cover the house, inside and outside. Its monolithic feeling, is interrupted by unexpected prismatic fissures engraved on the walls, that reflect the sunlight as a diamond.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGA big challenge with this project was represented by the usage of solid surface on the facades. It was really hard to cut and to shape the solid surface slabs in order to follow the polygonal windows openings. This moment of the construction process required an analysis of the panel attachment systems and an accurate manual savoir faire of a selected team of craftsmen. At the end the result is excellent, the purity of the white material and its hardness give the house a unique and weatherproof shell.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe view of the building from above represents a landmark of the Ponzano Veneto country, while the photovoltaic and solar panels, along with the geothermal plants affirm the ecological and sustainable character of the project.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessTsukiji Room H / Yuichi Yoshida & associatesSelected ProjectsSports Center Sargans / Ruprecht Architekten + HILDEBRANDSelected Projects Share Diamond Tree / 3ndy Studio CopyAbout this office3ndy StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityPonzanoItalyPublished on September 01, 2019Cite: “Diamond Tree / 3ndy Studio” 01 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Diamond Tree / 3ndy StudioSave this projectSaveDiamond Tree / 3ndy Studio Alessandro Lazzari, Marco Mazzetto ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 67Curated by Martita Vial della Maggiora Share Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Villa SP / depaolidefranceschibaldan architetti

first_img Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Alessandra Bello+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share Area:  270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: depaolidefranceschibaldan architetti Area Area of this architecture project Projects Villa SP / depaolidefranceschibaldan architettiSave this projectSaveVilla SP / depaolidefranceschibaldan architetti Photographs:  Alessandra Bello Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Villa SP / depaolidefranceschibaldan architetti Manufacturers: Knauf, Schueco, Terreal Italia 2019 Structural Engineer:Sandro vaninMechanical Engineer:Giuseppe giuntaText:Paolo guidottoVisualization:Daniele volpatoProject And Management:Enrico todaro, Silvia cantonModel:Margherita vegro, Andrea grigoletto, marco turcatoCity:PaduaCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alessandra BelloRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0ConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. The particularity of the area suggested a building intervention that re-proposes, in the current interpretation, a residential building that can be traced back to an architecture that respects the surrounding natural environment and with references to traditional forms and building techniques. The intention behind the project was therefore to create a discreet architectural volume, developed on a single level, that dialogues with the surrounding rural landscape and can find a discreet and proportionate insertion.Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloThe project, therefore, aims to the realization of an essential and sculptural architecture through the modeling of a “monolithic” volume where, the external brick wall facing, with light lime plastering, recovers the concept of the surrounding walls, typical of the surrounding countryside. The main volume comes from two subtractions: on the south side, the volume of the entrance patio, and on the north, the porch, which wants to emphasize the view towards the cultivated landscapes and.Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloSave this picture!Longitudinal sectionSave this picture!© Alessandra BelloThe volumetric conformation of the project starts with a review of building typologies typical of the Venetian countryside such as the “bracciantile house”, which began to spread in the early nineteenth century, and the “palazzetto”.Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloArchitecturally, the building is composed of a single body on one level and has a rectangular plan with a ratio of 1:2. The construction is characterized by a brick coating with lime plaster with a light shade, in order to allow the reading of the texture, and from the four-asymmetrical pitched aluminum metal cover.Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloThe main rooms of the house are organized through the north-south longitudinal distribution axis. This path, endowed with its own expressive-compositional force, culminates with the view towards the cultivated fields to the north. At the end of it, a porch overlooking the main garden whose flared walls further strengthen the dialogue between the building and the surrounding natural landscape.Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloProject gallerySee allShow lessBrutalist Belgrade: Through the Eyes of Alexey KozhenkovArticlesAlbanian Carpet / Casanova + Hernandez ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Year:  ArchDaily Houses Photographs Italy “COPY” Alessandro de paoli, Mirco de franceschi, elisabetta baldan, marco sartori CopyHouses•Padua, Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officedepaolidefranceschibaldan architettiOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPaduaOn FacebookItalyPublished on February 20, 2021Cite: “Villa SP / depaolidefranceschibaldan architetti” 20 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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International fashion donation gets through to Oxfam

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: donated services Trading Wales / Cymru Howard Lake | 11 July 2014 | News International couriers lived up to their name for Cardiff’s specialist Oxfam Boutique when they stepped in to donate international shipping for a particular valuable donation.The shop had been offered a collection of leading French designers’ clothing from a French fashion enthusiast and keen Oxfam supporter from Nantes, France. The collection includes dresses by Kenzo and Chacok as well as other Parisian fashion houses. However, the cost of shipping the clothes was prohibitive for the charity shop.Fortunately, stopped in to ship the dresses free of charge. Advertisement International fashion donation gets through to Oxfamcenter_img Boutique manager Claire Samuel is planning to stage a fashion auction to showcase the clothes. She said:“It’s fantastic, I tried for two weeks to find a way that we would be able to obtain the collection within our small budget. I even considered hiring a van and driving the 608 mile round trip, which would have been a 20-hour drive, again too costly. It was such a relief when ParcelHero offered to transport the generous donor’s collection for no charge. Now we can organise a charity auction event to raise as much as possible for Oxfam.”ParcelHero’s MD, Roger Sumner-Rivers, explained: “When we heard about Claire’s problem we were only too pleased to come to her aid. We deliver to over 220 countries across the world, and it made sense to make use of our service and ensure the full value of this incredibly generous donation goes to Oxfam’s life-saving projects.”Why Nantes and Cardiff? The cities are twinned and have close links. As a result, the donor has visited the Welsh capital many times.  67 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Christmas comes early in Cowtown

first_imgAbortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddIt Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU printThe Junior League of Fort Worth will host its 9th annual Christmas in Cowtown tomorrow at Will Rogers Memorial Center. The holiday gift market will be open Oct. 15-17.The event is an early shopping opportunity that will feature over 200 merchants and vendors where people can get their shopping done before the holiday season. A full list of the vendors can be found here.Will Rogers Memorial Center will host the event for three days.Thursday, October 15, 201511 a.m. – 8 p.m.Friday, October 16, 20159 a.m. – 8 p.m.Saturday, October 17, 20159 a.m. – 5 p.m.A $12 entry fee is required to shop. Tickets will be available at the door and at Tom Thumb and Albertsons locations in DFW. A portion of the money raised by the event goes to a set of beneficiaries designated by the JLFW. The beneficiaries will  receive over $200,000 as a result of this year’s event, according to their website.For more information, visit the Junior League of Fort Worth website. + posts Twitter Twitter Facebook ReddIt Joey McReynolds Joey McReynolds The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation Joey McReynolds Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center Joey McReynolds Linkedin Linkedin Previous articleHealth Center brings on new campus dietitian to address student concernsNext articleBusiness commons to begin construction in May 2016 Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joey McReynolds Facebook Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Dixon leads TCU in ‘quick turnaround’ against Syracuse

first_imgGarrett Podell Garrett Podell Linkedin ReddIt Garrett Podell printWhile many say familiarity breeds contempt, that’s not the case between TCU head coach Jamie Dixon and the No.6 Horned Frogs’ first round opponent, No. 11 Syracuse.In 21 matchups, Dixon has defeated the Syracuse Orange 15 times, with the last five victories coming from his time coaching at Pittsburgh. Dixon said over the years he’s developed great respect for Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim and even credits him for valuable coaching tips and opportunities.“The thing I remember most is how he reached out to us and reached out to me,” Dixon said. “I often joked with him that I spent my offseason listening to Jim speak at different events. He invited me in and pointed me in the right way, I think.”Boeheim said that respect is mutual, even though he may have kept Dixon a little too close over the years.“We were together a lot of years in the Big East and then the ACC,” Boeheim said. “I gave him too many hints that were good because he beat us a lot. I thought he did an unbelievable coaching job at Pittsburgh. He’s a really, really good basketball coach, and I just have a lot of respect.”As Dixon leads TCU back to March Madness for the first time since 1998, it will mark his 12th NCAA Tournament appearance in his 15th season as a head coach.This trip has a key difference from its 11 predecessors: His team will be playing the winner of one of the First Four matchups. The Orange had to rally from a seven-point deficit with 7:05 left to defeat Arizona State 60-56 in Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday night.This creates a tight situation for the Horned Frogs as Dixon and his staff won’t have the typical four to five days to plan for a specific opponent before they face off Friday night. Dixon said this was the first time dealing with such a “quick turnaround.”Despite the lack of preparation time, TCU guard Alex Robinson said he’s looking to treat this game as any other.“We will prepare like we prepare for our other games and come in full of energy,” Robinson said.Energy from players like sophomore guard Desmond Bane, who leads the Big 12 in three-point shooting percentage at 47 percent will be crucial against the zone defense of the Orange.This and improvements to his overall game have proven to be X-factors for the Horned Frogs all season.“Desmond is a great player for our team,” Dixon said. “He’s becoming a better defender, a better guy off the dribble, rebounding better. I think he became a better shooter to the point where he’s basically a 50 percent 3-point shooter. We took a chance on him, and he’s made us look good.”TCU guard Desmond Bane pulls up for three at practice Thursday in Detroit. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The usual way to attack the Syracuse’s calling card zone defense is three-point shooting, but Dixon said the 2-3 keeps his team on its toes.“I remember one game where they changed what they were doing, and we were hurting,” Dixon said. “So we had to change what we were doing halfway through, which took us a little while. I know everybody thinks the 2-3 just shows up, but there’s adjustments to be made.”Boeheim said Dixon’s switch to a more offensive team since his time coaching in Pennsylvania could present Syracuse with new challenges in a matchup that dates back to the Big East Conference.“I think this is a much better offensive team than most of the other teams he had at Pittsburgh,” Boeheim said. “They were more defense. We didn’t really have much offense success against his better teams, but this team is a really, really good offensive team.”Up next:The Horned Frogs tip off their NCAA Tournament first round contest with the Orange at 8:40 p.m. Friday in Detroit, Michigan. Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. TCU head coach Jamie Dixon leads the Horned Frogs through practice in preparation to face Syracuse in Detroit during the team’s first round NCAA Tournament Game. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Garrett Podell Garrett Podell Previous articleListen: Ball Don’t Lie: Spring Break editionNext articleBaseball suffers third consecutive loss, falls to Minnesota 6-3 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Facebook Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Twitter ReddIt Twitter Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texaslast_img read more

Gülen case: newspaper editor freed, media executive jailed

first_img Ekrem Dumanli, the editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper Zaman, was released conditionally today after being questioned by a prosecutor. He had been held since a series of raids against supporters of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen on 14 December. He is banned from leaving the country.His newspaper said the prosecutor interrogated him about his links with Gülen, Gülen’s role in the newspaper’s editorial policies, and several articles and op-ed pieces published in recent years.Samanyolu media group chief Hidayet Karaca and three former police officials have been jailed. Karaca refused to answer questions put to him by judicial officials on the grounds that he regarded them as lacking in impartiality. Reporters Without Borders calls for his immediate release and due process for all the media personnel who have been charged.Both Dumanli and Karaca are accused of belonging to an illegal organization that is allegedly guilty of defamation and “arbitrary denial of freedom.” Zaman said the defence lawyers are being prevented from working properly and, in particular, are being denied full access to prosecution case files.Journalists Ahmet Sahin and Fahri Sarrafoglu were previously granted provisional releases – Sahin on 15 December and Sarrafoglu on 16 December. Bugün journalist Nuh Gönültas, who returned to Turkey on 17 December, said on his Twitter account that he had neither been on the run nor in the United States, as some media reported, but had been in Russia covering the financial crisis.“I am finally in Turkey,” he said. “Tomorrow morning I will report to the prosecutor to ask him what happened and to answer his questions.” Gönültas did indeed report to the prosecutor today and was released.The mysterious “Fuat Avni” Twitter account, which had reported in advance that raids against Gülen supporters were imminent, has now said there will be another police operation on 25 December.—————–15.12.2014 – Raids on media linked to Gülen movement In a major operation against supporters of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s new Public Enemy No. 1, police raided the headquarters of the newspaper Zaman and Samanyolu TV yesterday in Istanbul and arrested around 30 people nationwide, including at least three journalists and media executives.News organizations linked to the Gülen Movement had been expecting police raids for months and, after a year of growing harassment, they finally materialized.At total of 31 suspects named by Judge Islam Ciçek were arrested by anti-terrorist police in 13 provinces. They included Ekrem Dumanli, the publisher of Zaman, Turkey’s biggest selling daily, Hidayet Karaca, the head of the Samanyolu media group, and journalist and writer Fahri Sarrafoglu.They also included the scriptwriters and producers of Samanyolu TV series and former senior members of the anti-terrorist police. Hüseyin Gülerce, a Zaman journalist, was released after being questioned. Nuh Gönültas, a Bugün journalist who is on the list of suspects that prosecutor Hadi Salioglu gave to the media, was said to be on the run.Those arrested are accused of defamation and falsifying documents. They are also suspected of having “acted on behalf of an organized group aiming to seize control of the Turkish Republic’s state.” Judge Ciçek’s warrants are based on the concept of “reasonable suspicion,” which was incorporated into Turkish law by a recent reform that was widely criticized for being vague and easily abused.“We condemn this latest escalation in the suppression of media critics and call for the immediate release of the journalists taken into police custody,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“These arrests cap a year of growing pressure on media that support the Gülen Movement. They also show that the corruption allegations against many government figures that erupted a year ago are now the leading taboo for the media in Turkey. Everyone who covers this story is now threatened.”Bihr added: “We also note that the authorities are continuing to use the methods they developed in recent years for use against the Kurdish, far-left or ultra-nationalist press.”According to the semi-official Anatolia news agency, some of the detainees are alleged to have fabricated evidence against “Tahsiyeciler,” a small, allegedly Islamist group that was investigated in 2009. Zaman and Samayolu TV covered this investigation, while “Sungurlar” and “Tek Türkiye” – two popular TV series about Turkey’s anti-terrorist units – portrayed a similar fictional investigation.Arrested on camera inside Zaman, Ekrem Dumanli said the sole aim of the operation was to intimidate the Gülen Movement.“Only those who break the law have anything to fear,” he said. “I have flown in the prime minister’s plane dozens of times. How can I be accused of wanting to take over the state? (…) This operation is a blow to democracy and media freedom.”Hundreds of sympathizers gathered outside the headquarters of Zaman and Samanyolu TV in response to messages on an influential Twitter account, “Fuat Avni,” which began reporting on 11 December that the raids were being prepared.The Association of Turkish Journalists (TGC), the Turkish Union of Journalists (TGS), the Press Council, the Turkish Federation of Journalists (TGF) and Freedom for Journalists (GÖP) all condemned the raids as an unacceptable assault on democracy and the public’s right to be informed.Almost exactly one year ago, on 17 and 25 December 2013, dozens of leading figures were arrested in a major corruption investigation. Those detained for questioning included the sons of three ministers, the CEO of a state bank and a construction magnate.The government reacted angrily to what is regarded as a plot by its former political allies in the Gülen movement, an influential religious network with many members within the police and justice system. Hundreds of police officers, inspectors, judges and prosecutors were fired during the following months, with the result that the investigation into one of the main aspects of the case was closed in October.The authorities have repeatedly obstructed media coverage of the case as it continued to dominate the public debate during the past year. Journalists have been fired, critical websites have been blocked and the intelligence services have been given broad powers to spy on the population. At least 15 journalists of all political tendencies – pro-Gülen, republican, left-wing and nationalist – have received judicial summonses in the past month in connection with their coverage of the corruption scandal and, since late November, there has been a complete ban on media and online references to a parliamentary investigation into the allegations.Turkey is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit December 19, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gülen case: newspaper editor freed, media executive jailed News RSF_en Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Turkey Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Organisation News April 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law TurkeyEurope – Central Asia to go further TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Newslast_img read more

Coupling of climate change and biotic UV exposure through changing snow-ice covers in terrestrial habitats

first_imgDuring the spring, when ozone depletion at the polar regions is at its maximum and consequently the environmental UV exposure is potentially high, many terrestrial communities are covered in snow and heterogeneous snow-encrusted ice that form near the edges of snowpack. Using field measurements and a theoretical radiative transfer model, we calculated the thicknesses of these covers that are necessary to reduce DNA-weighted dose to levels equal to or lower than those received later in the season in the absence of covers when there is no ozone depletion. This depth is approximately 4 cm for a 60% depletion of the ozone column, suggesting that even thin snow-ice covers are enough to completely cancel the biological effects of ozone depletion. Loss of snow-ice covers during early summer can be rapid. The maximum rate of retreat of snow cover measured during November at Mars Oasis, Antarctica (71.9degreesS, 68.2degreesW), was 44.1 cm/day, with a mean retreat of 15.4 cm/day. Climate warming might increase UV-radiation damage by melting UV-protecting terrestrial snow-ice covers earlier in the season, when ozone depletion is more severe. Conversely, climate cooling could increase UV-protection afforded to terrestrial communities by increasing the extent of snow and ice covers. Even if anthropogenic ozone depletion is eventually reversed, these data suggest the importance of climate forcing in determining UV exposures of terrestrial microbial communities in snow- and ice-covered environments.last_img read more

World Cup-winning soccer star Megan Rapinoe scores a book deal

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/vm(NEW YORK) — U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe – a target of President Donald Trump on Twitter – will release a book on her life as well as her activism next year, around the time of the 2020 election.“I hope this book will inspire people to find what they can do, and in turn inspire other people around them to do the same,” Rapinoe told The New York Times, which first reported the book deal Thursday.Rapinoe’s still-untitled book will be published in Fall 2020 by Penguin Press.“The extraordinary platform of the World Cup 2019 win provides a perfect vehicle for a honest, thoughtful, unapologetic, idealistic discussion of women, social justice, role models, gay issues, nationalism, and even a little soccer,” the publishing company said in a statement.Rapinoe, 34, was a subject of tweets by President Trump after a video was released during this year’s World Cup in which Rapinoe said she wouldn’t go to the White House if the U.S. won the tournament.“Megan should WIN first before she TALKS!,” Trump tweeted in response to the video.The U.S. Women’s National Team went on to win their fourth World Cup title in a 2-0 finish over the Netherlands, thanks to a penalty kick in the 61st minute, scored by Rapinoe, the team’s co-captain, and a breakaway goal minutes later by Rose Lavelle.Rapinoe was awarded the tournament’s two biggest awards, Golden Boot, for top scorer, and Golden Ball as the best player in the tournament.Off the field, Rapinoe has led the team in their fight for equal pay and treatment to the men’s team, which did not qualify for the last men’s World Cup. The USWNT has a tentative agreement to enter mediation with the U.S. Soccer Federation over a gender discrimination lawsuit they filed this spring.She also has advocated for LBGTQ rights as one of the most prominent out athletes in professional sports.“Coming from that very honest and authentic place and being able to find a way to put that on the page, I think will make a very lasting book,” Ann Godoff, president and editor of chief of Penguin Press, told the New York Times.Penguin has also signed Rapinoe on to write a book for students of middle and high school age with a goal of empowering them.Rapinoe told the Times her overall message will be that, “We can change the world in one generation, and have one hell of a time doing it.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img July 26, 2019 /Sports News – National World Cup-winning soccer star Megan Rapinoe scores a book deallast_img read more