Rolls-Royce wins $110m in energy contracts

first_img Tags: NULL Rolls-Royce has won new contracts valued at more than $110m (£69m) for energy projects in Europe, Africa, India and the Middle East. As part of these contracts, Rolls-Royce will deliver both power generation and pipeline transmission products and services.Andrew Heath, Rolls-Royce, President Energy said: “We are pleased to announce these new contracts, which demonstrate the confidence customers have in our product technology and performance. “Rolls-Royce continues to grow in the important global power generation and oil and gas markets, powering pipelines in 24 countries and delivering electricity generation capability in over 50 countries.” More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Share center_img Rolls-Royce wins $110m in energy contracts whatsapp John Dunne whatsapp Monday 6 December 2010 3:21 amlast_img read more

Arm beats forecasts with 47pc profit jump

first_img Share Tags: NULL John Dunne Chip designer ARM beat expectations with a 47 per cent rise in fourth-quarter profit on , helped by booming growth in smartphones and tablet computers, and said it was well placed for 2011.The company, whose architecture is licensed to chipmakers like Infineon , Qualcomm and Samsung, reported pre-tax profit of 47.6 million pounds on 34 per cent higher revenue of £113.9m, equating to earnings per share of 2.9 pence.ARM said 2011 would bring exciting opportunities as it entered competitive new markets and it was well positioned, but it said growth in the industry would return to more typical levels after the strong recovery seen in 2010.It said it expected group dollar revenues for 2011 to be at least in line with market expectations.Nearly all the world’s mobile phones use ARM’s low power technology, as do most tablets – a category that hardly existed before the debut of Apple’s iPad in April.ARM’s success in mobile computing was endorsed last month by Microsoft, with its decision to configure Windows for ARM chips, sending shares in the Cambridge-based company to a 10-year high.The stock now trades on a sky-high price-earnings multiple of 51, setting a high bar for both its numbers and outlook. Tuesday 1 February 2011 2:43 am Arm beats forecasts with 47pc profit jump More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adsautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldFamilyMindedThe Most Common Astrology Questions People AskFamilyMindedmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

Racing decline and tax hits ATG operating profit in 2019

first_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Horse racing Racing decline and tax hits ATG operating profit in 2019 Sweden’s AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) posted the highest full-year revenue in the company’s history in 2019, though a decline in its core racing vertical and Sweden’s new gaming taxes hit operating profit for the year.Net gaming revenue grew 6.6% year-on-year to SEK4.44bn (£350.5m/€419.0m/$452.8m), of which horse racing accounted for SEK3.86bn, down 7.4%. This decline was offset by growth in ATG’s sports betting and casino offerings, which contributed a further SEK271m and SEK308m respectively.Both launched following the re-regulation of the Swedish market from 1 January 2019, and revenue was bolstered further by the completion of the acquisition of Denmark-facing operator Ecosys.Its results were included from 1 April, and it contributed revenue of SEK89m to the full-year total, of which SEK70m was generated online, with the remaining SEK19m from retail.Sweden, meanwhile, accounted for SEK4.35bn of revenue, with online accounting for SEK3.04bn, and a further SEK1.31bn generated via the retail channel.The year’s net gaming revenue was complemented by a further SEK310m from ATG’s sales agent network – down 4.0% – and SEK561m in other revenue. This meant the full-year revenue total amounted to SEK5.31bn, up 2.8% year-on-year.“[Despite] these record numbers, not everything was peaceful and joyful,” ATG chief executive Hasse Lord Skarplöth said. “Our plan to increase profitability in 2019 was adversely affected by the declining [horse racing] market, an effect of, among other things, increased gaming liability measures.“A small consolation was that the overall market for horse racing did not decrease as much as the sports and casino verticals grew.”As Skarplöth said, the biggest new item was Swedish gaming taxes of SEK872m, though other costs also soared 71.8% to SEK2.38bn.This was down to an agreement with the Swedish equestrian sports industry to pay for information, rights and sponsorship, which accounted for SEK578m of that sum. The rest of the rise was attributed to costs associated with the new betting and casino products, and the expansion into Denmark via Ecosys.Personnel costs also rose, to SEK452m, while amortisation and impairment charges for the year amounted to SEK195m, up marginally from the prior year. This resulted in ATG’s operating profit for 2019 declining sharply, falling 56.7% to SEK1.50bn.After an SEK3m benefit from financial items, ATG’s full-year profit stood at SEK1.50bn, up 13.3% year-on-year.Looking back at the year, Skarplöth described it as “exceptional” for ATG.“It was the year when we faced our competitors on more equal terms,” he said. “For the first time on New Year’s Eve [2018], ATG offered our customers sports betting and online casino, and it was with great anticipation that we began work in the new gaming market.“The tired ‘monopoly colossus’ (according to commentators) would go up against fleet-footed digital gaming companies and a historically successful Svenska Spel,” he said. “The contest would be too tough.“It was – and is – tough. But in 2019, ATG was the largest gaming company and took market share.” Sweden’s AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) posted the highest full-year revenue in the company’s history in 2019, though a decline in its core racing vertical and Sweden’s new gaming taxes hit operating profit for the year. 21st February 2020 | By contenteditor Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark Sweden AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Mothersill / Bates Masi Architects

first_img Projects Architects: Bates Masi Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBates Masi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWater MillUnited StatesPublished on July 28, 2014Cite: “Mothersill / Bates Masi Architects” 28 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream United States Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  6027 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Mothersill / Bates Masi Architects CopyHouses•Water Mill, United States “COPY”center_img Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi Architects+ 17 Share Houses 2013 Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Decolav, DuPont, Evans + Paul, Grohe, InSinkErator, Just Manufacturing, Kohler, Lacava, Lefroy Brooks, Signature Hardware, Stone Source, Subzero/Wolf, Thermador, Toto, Viking, Viking Range, Acor, Arcadia Custom, Dryerbox, +4Julien, Just, Kallista, Whirlpool-4 Products translation missing: Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. Elevated, wooden boardwalks extending into the beachscape are a common occurrence in the dunes of Eastern Long Island. Hovering slightly over the ground, this simple device is a pathway to the beach that carefully negotiates a constantly changing terrain. Their simple construction challenges the extreme natural elements found at the intersection of land and sea.Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsIn beachfront construction, the boardwalk provides a unifying accessibility that connects disparate elements of building and landscape; it is an extension of building that is knit within the landscape. This design for a vacation home in Water Mill, New York, utilizes a boardwalk as an architectural device for weaving together multiple portions of a historic site with new building and landscape elements.Save this picture!Site PlanLocated on a creek-front property, the site contains two culturally significant structures designed by architect Andrew Geller and a diversity of landscape plantings. The two Geller structures, a small house and studio, were built in 1962. Common to Geller’s architecture, a boardwalk extends from the two structures to provide a connection between the two. A varied collection of botanically significant plantings populates the property, including a rare specimen Yew garden, serpentine Yew, and more than 400,000 Siberian Iris.Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsThe western edge of the property slopes downward to a low-lying wetland bordering the creek. A conservation easement on the property protects the two Geller structures, Yew garden and iris, while allowing for the addition of a new main house. The owners of the property requested a design that seamlessly incorporated the protected Geller structures, Yew garden, and new residence. To achieve this objective, a constructed path traverses the site to link visual and spatial relationships between these elements. The path takes the form of a raised, wooden surface that recalls the boardwalks of Geller’s architecture.Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsSimilar to the way the boardwalks in nearby dunes engage an undulating landscape, this low, horizontal path engages distinct site features with the historic Geller structures and new house. Building and wetland setbacks, existing landscape features, site access, and conservation easement restrictions overlap to create the parameters of a meandering path across the site. The path originates from the relocated Geller House in the Yew garden and winds around the serpentine hedge to a new swimming pool. Like the historic arrangement of the Geller House and Studio, the new boardwalk physically connects the two historic structures. As the path continues it passes the Geller Studio, now reprogrammed as a pool house, and connects to shaded outdoor living spaces.Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsA new central lawn is defined as the boardwalk wraps to extend through the main house. A cantilevered deck wraps the end of the main house at the termination of the path, providing views of the sloping wetland and creek. The surface of the path folds up and over to become the enclosure of the main house, simultaneously functioning as floor, wall, and roof. All surfaces of this enclosure are constructed with the same wood decking as the boardwalk. Their uniformity gives the effect of a single envelope containing a variety of parts and reflects the influence of design in Geller’s work. In these ways the physical, material, and spatial qualities of the path facilitate an architectural dialogue between the Geller structures and new house that is interwoven with the existing landscape, collecting the once individual elements into a unified whole.Project gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Gokurakuji / Naoya Kawabe Architect & AssociatesSelected ProjectsJalisco Federal Judicial City / TACHER ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Year:  “COPY” Mothersill / Bates Masi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMothersill / Bates Masi Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Virgin Money Giving & World of Books urge public to Declutter & Donate

first_img Tagged with: Fundraising ideas Giving Tuesday Melanie May | 29 April 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8  900 total views,  2 views today Virgin Money Giving & World of Books urge public to Declutter & Donate 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 Virgin Money Giving and global seller of used books World of Books Group are asking the public to #DeclutterandDonate unwanted books, games, DVDs and CDs in the run-up to Giving Tuesday Now on 5 May.The additional date of public fundraising for 2020 was announced by Giving Tuesday’s organisers as an emergency response to Covid-19.World of Books Group and Virgin Money Giving launched a partnership last month to provide an alternative way for donors to support charities by turning their unwanted books, games, DVDs and CDs into cash for good causes, and have now launched a campaign to promote the idea in the run up to Giving Tuesday Now. The service is provided by Ziffit, a free app and website to sell unwanted books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and games for cash.Without leaving their homes, donors can scan the barcode on their unwanted books and media through the Ziffit app or enter the details manually online and get a cash value which they can then pass, via Virgin Money Giving, directly to a charity of their choice. All the funds raised, including Gift Aid where applicable, will go to their chosen charity. The service is free and goods can be collected by a Ziffit courier service. Richard Salt, Group Commercial Director at World of Books Group said:“We’re excited to launch the Declutter and Donate campaign as part of our new partnership with Virgin Money Giving. Many charities are facing an uncertain future due to the effects of Covid-19, and our partnership further demonstrates how re-commerce technology can be a force for good by offering an alternative way for individuals to help the causes they care about most.”Jo Barnett, Executive Director at Virgin Money Giving said:“With spring cleaning in full swing and charity shops closed and unable to accept donations for the foreseeable future, Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity for the country to unite once again and turn any unwanted books and media that may otherwise be thrown away into vital cash for causes close to their heart. We’re delighted to have partnered up with World of Books Group to offer a unique new way for people to donate to charities across the UK.”  901 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8last_img read more

Soccer squeezes past Missouri to stay unbeaten

first_imgLindsey Follis Lindsey Follis Linkedin ReddIt Lindsey Follis is a senior sports broadcasting major and journalism minor from Southern California. She enjoys watching sports, spending time with her family and traveling the world. Lindsey hopes to cover sports professionally in the future. Lindsey Follis printKayla Hill steps up and slots home a penalty kick against Pittsburgh on August 30, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The TCU women’s soccer team kept their unbeaten record alive, defeating Missouri 1-0 in overtime Sunday.First-year Maddy Warren dribbled down the line, passed a Tigers defender and shot the ball into the low post for a game-winning goal in overtime.“To win a game that way and for it to be a freshman, I think the future bodes well for us,” Head Coach Eric Bell said after the game.First-year Maddy Warren celebrates a goal against Stephen F. Austin. Photo courtesy of Big 12 Blog Network.Sophomore goalie Emily Alvarado got the start in place of veteran Katie Lund and had her second shutout of the year. Alvarado has yet to allow a goal this season.The game was back and forth in the first half, with both teams attempting four shots on goal.The Horned Frogs took control in the second half, dominating possession.TCU almost secured a game-winning goal in regulation off the foot of Kayla Hill in the 74th minute, but her shot ricocheted off the post to keep the game scoreless.“I think our quality showed as the game went on,” Bell said. “We were doing what we do from a soccer perspective.”Warren’s goal was the epitome of the Horned Frogs second-half control, despite the fact it came in overtime.The road win brings the Horned Frogs to 5-0-1 on the season, just the third time in program history they have been undefeated through six games.“I think it gives us confidence on the road to play like we did in a hostile environment and it being our first time on the road against Power 5,” Bell said. “We were able to weather the storm and to also show our quality was great.”The team will continue their road stretch when they travel to face Arkansas Little Rock Friday. Kick-off is set for 7:00 p.m. Facebook Facebook Lindsey Follis What we’re reading: Yemen facing threats + posts Baseball welcomes Kentucky to start season TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Equestrian kicks off the spring season close to home Lindsey Follis ReddIt Previous articleVolleyball falls to No. 25 Colorado StateNext articleFirst-year Davis named Big 12’s Co-Newcomer of the Week Lindsey Follis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Baseball welcomes struggling California team this weekend TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Kayla Hill steps up and slots home a penalty kick against Pittsburgh on August 30, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedinlast_img read more

Women’s basketball hungry for NCAA tournament appearance

first_imgReddIt printHead coach Raegan Pebley. Photo by Jack Wallace.TCU women’s basketball comes into this season with big aspirations — head coach Raegan Pebley’s first NCAA Tournament appearance.Last year, TCU finished with a 24-11 record, including a 10-8 record in conference play, but the first team left out the NCAA tournament.Last year’s Horned Frogs are the first-ever Power Five school to finish their season with more than 20 wins and an above .500 record in conference play and not to get invited to March Madness. Pebley said being shutout of the Big Dance last year has helped motivate her current squad. “The returners felt like they positioned themselves really well last year for the tournament, and to be the first team left out on the bubble is painful, but I’m so proud of how they’ve responded, and they’ve carried that over into this year,” Pebley said. This year’s squad is full of returners, including six seniors and one junior, but they lose over 30 points and 15 rebounds per game with the loss of Amy Okonkwo and Jordan Moore. Kianna Ray driving past an Oklahoma defender. Photo by Heesoo Yang.Senior guard Kianna Ray comes into the season as a Big 12 honorable mention, and the point guard said the team learned a lot from Okonkwo and Moore.“Yummy [Morris] and Becky [Obinma] played behind Jordan and Amy last year, and they got to battle with them every day in practice, so that has really helped them step up this year,” Ray said.This year’s older players will look to fill the void left by the four lost seniors and Pebley said she expects the offense to run through Ray.“She’s [Ray] got a great IQ for the game,” Pebley said. “She’s a driving force for our team.”Ray averaged 10.2 points per game and a team-best 4.1 assists per game last year, but she’s looking to improve those numbers this year.“I’m definitely looking to keep getting my teammates the ball,” Ray said. “I love that I’m able to find my teammates, but I’m also looking to up my scoring. That’s been a big focus for me.”Some of the other key pieces returning to this team include Adeola Akomolafe and a pair of returning post players, Ella Hellessey and Morris. These returners are all hungry to get a bid into the NCAA tournament this year. “Having six seniors returning with a sense of urgency, you can’t really match that. None of us have made it to an NCAA tournament yet, so we are doing whatever it’s going to take.” Kianna RayThe Frogs also have high expectations for their three first-year players, especially Obinnma, a redshirt first-year.“I definitely expect to see our three freshmen get some playing time this year,” Pebley said. “Becky [Obinma] has really developed in the interior. She grew a lot in her redshirt freshman year.”The Horned Frogs open up their season in Schollmaier Arena against a tough mid-major, Robert Morris, Tuesday at 12 p.m.The Colonials are unanimous picks to win the Northeast Conference as they bring back over 85% of their scoring from last year. They’ve made the NCAA tournament three out of the last four years.“They just have so much senior leadership returning,” Pebley said. “They shoot the three-ball very well, and they have a great interior presence.”Pebley said for this week of games, she is looking for her team to continue working on its defensive identity that made it one of the Big 12’s best defensive teams last year. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebook On-campus a cappella group offers performance opportunity and community Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Horned Frogs in the NFL + posts Jake Hook is a senior sports broadcasting major and journalism minor from Louisville, Kentucky. He has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for the Pierre Trappers baseball team, and he has worked for over three years in sports radio as a producer and show host. When he is not working, Jake is busy consuming all kinds of sports, spending money he does not have or getting frustrated while trying to learn the guitar. Jacob Hook ReddIt Twitter TAGSBasketballRaegan PebleyTCU Basketball Facebook Jacob Hook Great places to eat around TCU’s campus Jacob Hook Jacob Hook Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin Previous articleCriminal justice department to host symposium on trauma prevention, responseNext articleRevamped enrollment process confuses some students Jacob Hook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Australians find athletic, academic home at TCU Twitter Jacob Hook last_img read more

Sakharov Network welcomes Russian NGO among its ranks

first_img Receive email alerts News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation News to go further RSF_en Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing – Aung San Suu Kyi (1990 Sakharov Prize winner)- Adem Demaçi (1991 Sakharov Prize winner)- Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (1992 Sakharov Prize winner)- Oslobodjenje (1993 Sakharov Prize winner)- Taslima Nasreen (1994 Sakharov Prize winner)- Leyla Zana (1995 Sakharov Prize winner)- Wei Jingsheng (1996 Sakharov Prize winner)- Salima Ghezali (1997 Sakharov Prize winner) – Basta Ya (2000 Sakharov Prize winner)- Dom Zacarias Kamwenho (2001 Sakharov Prize winner)- Nurit Peled-Elhanan and Izzat Ghazzawi (2001 Sakharov Prize winner)- Oswaldo José Paya Sardinas (2002 Sakharov Prize winner)- Belarus Association of Journalists – BAJ (2004 Sakharov Prize winner)- Women in White (2005 Sakharov Prize winner) – Hauwa Ibrahim (2005 Sakharov Prize winner)- Reporters Without Borders (2005 Sakharov Prize winner)- Alexander Milinkevich (2006 Sakharov Prize winner)- Salih Mahmoud Mohamed Osman (2007 Sakharov Prize winner)- Hu Jia (2008 Sakharov Prize winner) RussiaEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Russia Help by sharing this information October 22, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sakharov Network welcomes Russian NGO among its ranks The Sakharov Network of former winners of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought hails today’s European Parliament decision to award this year’s prize to Memorial, an NGO that defends human rights in countries of the former Soviet Union.“Taken in a particularly ill-fated year for Memorial, this decision is all the more important as it pays tribute to decades of exemplary work by an NGO founded by veteran dissidents and now run by human rights activists whose courage and tenacity have earned respect and admiration,” the Sakharov Network said. “The award also serves as a reminder that Russian civil society is capable of tackling issues that are essential for both the present and the future, and capable of fighting to defend the human rights of Russia’s citizens.“We will invite Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Oleg Orlov and Sergey Kovalev of Memorial to join the Sakharov Network in the coming days. It will be a great honour for us to count such distinguished people among our ranks. We pledge now that Memorial will receive solidarity and support from each of us whenever it is necessary.“We also express our heartfelt support for the friends and families of Memorial members, especially the family of Natalia Estemirova, who was brutally murdered on 15 July and who will therefore be unable to join her colleagues in receiving recognition for the extraordinary work that she carried out alongside them.“Our thoughts also go out to the imprisoned Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak and the Palestinian physician Izzeldin Abuelaish, who were shortlisted for this European Parliament honour and who also deserved it. We are more and more worried about the health of Dawit Isaak, who must be freed without delay. The Sakharov Network will also continue to support Izzeldin Abuelaish and his search for a lasting peace.” RussiaEurope – Central Asia May 21, 2021 Find out more News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Death of Cameroonian journalist Pius Njawé

first_img CameroonAfrica July 13, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death of Cameroonian journalist Pius Njawé Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Cameroon News Reporters Without Borders has learned with deep sadness of the accidental death in the United States today of Cameroonian journalist Pius Njawé.“This man who has just died was a real icon, an icon for press freedom. I am extremely saddened by his death”, said Jean-François Julliard, secretary general of the worldwide press freedom organisation. “Pius Njawe was a friend of Reporters Without Borders, he was like family, with whom we had a warm and trusting relationship”.“He did a huge amount for the Cameroon press. Founding the country’s first campaigning newspaper at the end of the 1970s, well before the beginnings of multi-parties and the springtime of the African press, was an act of bravura. It is to him that journalists today owe their right to outspokenness. But far from being concerned only with the challenges in his own country, Pius Njawé was open to outside world and followed events in other countries. He fought every press freedom struggle. We will not forget, for example that he joined us on a visit to Sarajevo, in 1992, to offer support to Oslobodenje, the only newspaper that continued to come out during the war in Yugoslavia”, Julliard added. “We offer our deepest sympathy to all his colleagues and send a message of particular support to all his friends and family”. He was a courageous, even reckless journalist, a pioneer of the independent press in Cameroon. Njawé started the daily Le Messager in 1979, at the age of 22. His forthrightness and the strength of his commitment earned him several prison terms. “I was arrested 126 times in 30 years”, he said on Radio France international in 2009 in an interview marking the 30th anniversary of his newspaper. RSF_en May 31, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alertscenter_img News Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system May 19, 2021 Find out more News Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case News CameroonAfrica Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court April 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Foreign direct investment’s role in job creation through IDA Mid West

first_imgBusinessNewsForeign direct investment’s role in job creation through IDA Mid WestBy Cian Reinhardt – June 29, 2017 1392 TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Previous articleAdding insult to injury for Limerick sex assault victimsNext articleShannon Foynes Port Company – the Mercury is rising Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Print Facebook Linkedin Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year TAGSbusinessIDALimerick jobsMid West center_img Advertisement Email Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic WhatsApp The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD; Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD and Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) today announce that the company is to further expand its operations in Limerick by adding up to 400 new jobs over the next five years. The expansion is supported by the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland and marks the fourth time Northern Trust has significantly expanded its operations in Limerick.Picture Credit: Brian Gavin Press 22From Niall O’Callaghan – Business & Relationship Manager, IDA Mid West RegionTHE Mid-West Region is now Ireland’s fastest growing region for foreign direct investment in Ireland. Last year alone more than 1,900 new jobs were created by IDA Ireland client companies in Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary.There has been an unprecedented 17 investments over the past two years, since the launch of IDA’s Regional Strategy in 2015. Argueably, the Mid-West has been the marquee success story.As a result of this strategy, there are now IDA Ireland client companies in 16 locations across the region from Dromcollogher to Templemore to Ennistymon, notwithstanding the large urban areas of Shannon and Limerick City. There are now 129 multinational companies operating in the Region, with over 17,000 people employed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Former Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD and Niall O’ Callaghan, Business & relationship Manager, IDA Mid West Region at Northern Trust Limerick.Picture Credit: Brian Gavin Press 22The choice of multinationalsThe IDA Mid West has attracted the likes of Uber, Regeneron, First Data and General Motors, to name but a few new names. The Authority has seen expansion projects from long established companies in the region such as Elements 6, Northern Trust, Dell EMC and ACI Worldwide.Success in this Region can be attributed to three key factors: a competitive business environment, a noticeable increase in collaboration with all regional stakeholders and, the continued development of world renowned talent from our third level colleges in UL and LIT.The Region is seeing significant growth in sectors such as Life Sciences/ Bio Pharma and Financial Services to complement the existing core sectors of Technology and Engineering.The Mid-West in unique in its growing clusters in many sectors, demonstrating a wide and varied talent pool. However, FDI is an extremely competitive market and we must not get complacent.There are at least 160 FDI agencies operating globally looking to win the same investment for their respective countries as Ireland is.Talent poolCompetitiveness is an ever changing variable which needs constant benchmarking. With our unemployment rate at 6 per cent in the Mid-West there is substantial head room for a supplemented talent pool outside of recent graduates. Attracting this additional talent to the Mid-West is a necessity.Combine this with continued infrastructure projects with a focus on residential and commercial property, and international connectivity will ensure the Mid-West remains a contender.International companies look to locate in regions that are not only attractive to work in, but also to live in. The Mid-West Region, with Limerick City at its core, has benefited from an improved perception internationally that enables investments.Limerick for EngineeringIDA’s team in the Mid-West has put a huge emphasis positioning the new ‘Limerick City Region’ with the IDA’s 23 global overseas offices. This has driven visible success, most notably in recent times with Austin where there has been significant success.More than 65 per cent of all investments in the region come from existing clients and to that end, the Mid-West team has been extremely active in working not only with clients on a daily basis, but also with local stakeholders on exciting initiatives such as Limerick for Engineering and Limerick For IT to bolster the talent pool.Upgrading infrastructureThe IDA Mid West has also committed via the Action Plan for Jobs, to invest heavily in its business parks, having taken ownership of both Raheen Business Park and the National Technology Park at Plassey in 2015.The program to invest in infrastructure to ensure both Parks are serviced to suit today’s needs of both existing and potential clients has already begun. This includes upgrading waste water capacity, works on public lighting, landscaping and branding, flood risk assessments and mitigation, traffic improvement works and a planned new advanced office building of 50,000sq ft for the NTP.Ireland is recognised as one of the best places in the world to do business. There is no doubt the Mid-West is competing successfully for FDI. But only with the continued support of all stakeholders and a close eye on competitiveness can ensure this success continues into the future.You can read our Mid West Industry Special here. Twitter Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up last_img read more