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Excelsior United Development Companies Limited ( 2013 Annual Report

first_imgExcelsior United Development Companies Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Retail sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Excelsior United Development Companies Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Excelsior United Development Companies Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (  2013 annual report.Company ProfileExcelsior United Development Companies Limited engages in the production, distribution and sale of alcoholic products such as rum, alcohol and vinegar products, in Mauritius and the Reunion island. The company operates through five segments which are, investments, property rental, beverages, commerce, and tourism segments. The Investments segment includes investments held in shares, the beverages segment is engaged in the production, import and sale of alcoholic products, the commerce segment is engaged in the import and distribution of tires, automotive lubricants and fire protection equipment and the Tourism segment is engaged in operating a hotel and provides travel and tourism services. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited operates through its subsidiaries Medine Distillery Company Limited, International Distillers (Mauritius) Limited, New Goodwill Company Limited, Concorde Tourist Guide Agency Limited, Southern Investments Limited and Compagnie Mauricienne de Commerce Limitee. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Champion Breweries Plc ( Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgChampion Breweries Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Champion Breweries Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Champion Breweries Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Champion Breweries Plc (  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileChampion Breweries Plc is an established brewery in Nigeria manufacturing Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta as well as a selection on non-alcoholic beverages. The company also brews and packages products under contract to Nigerian Breweries Plc. The main brands in its product portfolio are Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta. Champ Malta is a flavoured beer with a golden colour and distinct aroma. The company has undergone a number of name changes; established as South East Breweries Limited, the name changed to Cross River Breweries Limited and thereafter to Champion Breweries Limited which was later changed to Champion Breweries Plc. In 2011, Consolidated Breweries acquired a 57% equity stake in Champion Breweries which was originally held by Montgomery Ventures Inc (Panama). In 2013, Raysun Nigeria Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heineken, purchased Consolidated Breweries and now holds a majority equity stake in Champion Breweries Plc. The company’s head office is in Akwa Ibon state, Nigeria. Champion Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Fever-Tree Drinks share price: Why I’d sell today

first_img Rachael FitzGerald-Finch 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. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Rachael FitzGerald-Finch 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. Fever-Tree Drinks share price: Why I’d sell today Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img 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. Rachael FitzGerald-Finch | Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 | More on: FEVR Buying into the Fever-Tree Drinks (LSE: FEVR) share price at 163p in 2014, and selling in September 2018 for 3,863p, would’ve produced a not-insignificant 2,269% return on your investment.Buying into Fever-Tree after the stock market crash at 935p a share and selling now would net you a cushy 156% return. 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…Fever-Tree, like many of its AIM-listed peers, rides the waves of stock market volatility. The current trend is upwards, so why realise that pleasing return now?Fever-Tree is a growth stock slowing downQuite simply, Fever-Tree Drinks is a growth stock slowing down. Historically, the impressive stock price performance reflects the market’s expectations for the carbonated mixers supplier.Until 2019, the company’s revenues, profits, and assets were increasing year on year and the market loved it. But, growth stocks can’t climb forever at the same rate.Indeed, in 2019, a 10% rise in revenues did not translate into growing profits as increased costs and reduced domestic sales took their toll. Despite a strong balance sheet, Fever-Tree wasn’t meeting analyst expectations, sharply depressing the share price, and slowing the growth curve. Understandably, every investor wants above-average returns, and many will view growth stocks, like Fever-Tree, as a means of achieving this. But past growth is not an indicator of future growth and companies with good records usually sell at high prices. An investor can be right about a firm’s prospects but also pay too much for a stock, lowering returns on their purchase.Fever-Tree Drinks share price is expensiveFever-Tree Drinks currently trades around 2,394p. Many share price websites will show a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio for Fever-Tree, around 47. This ratio takes the current price of the share and divides it by 2019’s earnings per share (EPS) of 50.3p.Usually, a lower ratio indicates better value for money. However, if the year in question was unusually profitable, it’s easy to overestimate a company’s proper value. Using a multi-year average reduces the odds of overestimating the true value of a company.Over the last five years, Fever-Tree’s average EPS is 35.5p, giving a massive P/E of 67, against an industry average of 22. I think Fever-Tree Drinks is vastly overpriced, even before considering market conditions.Fever-Tree faces market uncertainty45% of Fever-Tree’s revenues come from ‘on-trade’ sales, meaning they arise from pubs and bars where alcohol can be sold to drink on-premises. It’s not yet clear what will happen to the pub trade in the short term due to the government’s coronavirus fears.In addition, Fever-Tree’s artisan products, innovative at first, are now facing stiff competition from the likes of Cobell and other mixer manufacturers. Unless the firm can carve itself a new niche, it’s growth curve will flatten further.  Also thinking this way is fund manager Nick Train. His fund bought Fever-Tree for under 1,400p, not long after its sharp share price plunge earlier this year. He notes that the company needs to be “about more than tonic” and is eyeing stateside growth potential in ginger ale and soda water products. There is a definite future for Fever-Tree; its solid balance sheet should sustain the company through short-term trouble. However, its shares are too risky to buy at current prices. Upwards momentum for the stock makes it a good time to sell. I’d buy it again once the market adjusts. Just like Nick Train. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Nelson reports another solid fundraising month

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Smith extends lead in Seat 1 with 32 individual donorsOrange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson raised $7,700.00 in May in his bid to become the next mayor of Apopka. This increases his total fundraising tally to $33,860.00  since he announced his campaign in March. Nelson spent $12,203.56 on his campaign effort, which means he has $21,656.44 on hand. In May, Nelson had 17 individuals and businesses give amounts ranging from $100-$1,000.“We continue to get broad support from people who share my vision for a prosperous city,” said Nelson. “We are thrilled by the momentum that our campaign has maintained.”Nelson raised $7,700 in May.Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer also announced his bid for re-election in March but has yet to begin a formal campaign effort. He currently has $100 in his campaign account, with no individual donations and no expenditures. According to Kilsheimer, his campaign will begin soon.In the Seat #1 City Commission race Alexander Smith took a small lead over Gene Knight with a $1,535.15 haul, which included 32 individual and business donors giving Smith contributions ranging from $10-$200. Smith has spent $707.11 on his bid to succeed Commissioner Billie Dean for the seat, which leaves him with $1,980.31 on hand.  “May was another good month for campaign funds,” said Smith. “It’s still early and we are on track. Family and friends have been very supportive of my bid for council seat #1 by contributing to the campaign. I expect to see the same pace in June as those who know me continue to be the first contributors.”Alexander Smith raised $1,535.15 in May. TAGSFundraising Previous articleBreaking News: Rep. Steve Scalise shot in VirginiaNext articleBest Foot Forward begins tomorrow Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here  Knight raised $500 in May, which came from five donors giving him donations ranging from $50-$150. His account has a balance of $191.22. “It’s early in the election year,” said Knight. “We are just getting started. I expect the fundraising numbers to continue to increase as we get closer and I get out in the community and people hear what I have to offer.” Dean has announced he will not run for re-election to Seat #1. In the Seat #2 race, Commissioner Diane Velazquez announced her intention to run for re-election, but has not formally started her campaign, and has not raised any funds towards her bid for a second term. However, no one has announced a bid to run against her for the seat. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Urca Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas

first_img Photographs Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGContractor:OsbourneConsultants:Franco e Fortes (lighting); Clima Engenharia (AC); Equilibrium (Plumbing and electrical engineering); Edatec (Structural Engineering); Ornare (Kitchen Project); High Control (Sound and Automation); Luis Carlos Orsini (landscape)Suppliers:Pica Pau (Millwork), RB (Wood Floors); Mekal (Inox Steel); Toldos Dias (Sun shades); Mbp/ Snaldi/Tecnofeal (Frames); Primo Vidros (Glasses); Punto/Deca (Metal); Montblanc (Stones); Altero/Teya (Hardware); BTicino (Electric Hardware Finishings), Bizassa (Mosaic Tiles); duravit (Bathtubs).Interior Design:INTERIOR DESIGN: Casual; Micasa; Varuzza; Nanni Chinelatto; Atelier Ricardo Fasanello; Dpot; Arthur Decor; Emporium Cortinas; Passado CompostoArchitect In Charge:Arthur CasasDesign Team:Milena Chieco, Flávia Castellan, Flávia Castellan, Joana Pini, Renata Adoni, Bruna RizziCity:Rio de JaneiroCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SGRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. This penthouse in Rio’s Urca neighborhood has an extraordinary location, between the Sugar Loaf and Guanabara Bay. The client bought an apartment that was in terrible conditions, but with an exceptional potential for transformation. The project was guided by two complementary ideas: to create a pathway of discovery of the landscape on both sides, the bay and the mountain, and to bring as much light as possible to the three floors.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SGUndoubtedly the element that translates the better this idea is the main staircase. To add a new floor to the original duplex the whole building had to pass through a structural reinforcement. The section shows clearly the relation of the stairs and the landscape, bringing light through zenithal openings to all the floors and directing the view towards the landscape.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SGOn the 1st floor we have placed the guestrooms, allowing the owners to have as much privacy as possible in their suite on the 3rd floor. Next to the guestrooms are all the service areas including kitchen and staff bedrooms.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SGThe 2nd floor holds the main entrance next to the elevator. Most of the walls were demolished in order to create a space completely open to the Guanabara Bay. The horizontality of the space accentuates the integration with the landscape. The living room is lit by three openings on the water basin of the last floor, sliding glass doors open completely to the side, allowing total integration between the living room and the terrace. On the other side of this floor a gourmet kitchen receives natural light both from the atrium and a bay window that overlooks the sugar loaf. Both spaces can be divided through sliding doors.   Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SGThe 3rd floor is divided by the master bathroom with the view directed to the Sugar Loaf on one side and the sauna, barbecue area, water basin and Jacuzzi on the other, looking towards the Corcovado and downtown Rio across the bay.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SGA Brazilian culture aficionado, the client selected with the Studio all the objects in the house, forming a vast collection of modernist design represented by names such as Sérgio Rodrigues, Jorge Zalszupin, Ricardo Fasanello and Jean Gillon, there are also several contemporary artworks and local pieces of craftsmanship.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SGThe plan of the apartment is simple; our intention was to have fluidity between the floors, creating continuous pathways that accentuate the relation between architecture and an extraordinary landscape.        Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Maintenance-Free House / Arkitema ArchitectsSelected Projects2014 Wolfson Economics Prize Exhibition Explores the Potential of Garden CitiesEventProject locationAddress:Rio de Janeiro – Rio de Janeiro, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  Brazil CopyPenthouse, Renovation, Apartment Interiors•Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Urca Apartment / Studio Arthur CasasSave this projectSaveUrca Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas “COPY” Urca Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas Area:  667 m² Area:  667 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG+ 25 Share Year:  Projects ArchDaily Architects: Studio Arthur Casas Area Area of this architecture project 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2011 Penthouse “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudio Arthur CasasOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingPenthouseRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsRio de JaneiroFernando GuerraFG+SGInteriorsHousingRefurbishmentResidentialRenovationBrazilPublished on September 15, 2014Cite: “Urca Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas” 15 Sep 2014. 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Charity shops’ turnover reached nearly £1 billion in past year

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity shops in the UK handled nearly £1 billion of turnover in 2011, a record amount, and an increase of 3.6% on the previous year.The research from the Charity Retail Association shows that more people are buying from charity shops, with nearly one million more people “from hard-pressed middle class groups are shopping in charity shops since June last year.”Choose Charity Shops campaign launchedHowever, many charity shops are struggling to meet the increased demand. National charities have combined to launch the ‘Choose Charity Shops’ campaign to get more donated goods through the doors of charity shops. The campaign runs throughout this week.It is supported by existing Charity Retail Association members including Oxfam, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross and Barnardo’s, together with hundreds of local hospices and smaller charities.The high demand is set to continue. According to the research, 22% of respondents said that they are shopping in charity shops more frequently now than two years ago, and 19% of existing customers said they would buy even more from charity shops in the next 12 months.However, charities are facing competition in how to dispose of unwanted clothes and goods. One in six people report they have started selling their unwanted clothes to make money instead of donating them. In addition, 15% of people who did not donate said it was because they could not afford to buy new clothing so are keeping things for longer.Unwanted clothing still not being donatedThe Charity Retail Association said that there are still millions of people with unwanted clothing and goods at home that could be converted into cash for charities. The survey found taht three quarters of people saying they have clothing in their wardrobe they no longer use, while the top three reasons people don’t donate is because they haven’t got round to it, haven’t had time or simply haven’t thought about it.Warren Alexander, Chief Executive of the Charity Retail Association, said: “The unused and unwanted items in people’s homes are worth millions of pounds to charities, and we hope the ‘Choose Charity Shops’ campaign will act as a reminder to people that making a donation of unused clothing or goods to their local charity shop is a great way to help charity when you don’t have cash to give.” Advertisement Tagged with: Charity Retail Association Research / statistics Trading Charity shops’ turnover reached nearly £1 billion in past year Howard Lake | 14 May 2012 | News 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.  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

While children die at border – Gov’t shutdown cuts jobs and services for millions

first_imgThe current government shutdown, now in its second week, is being called a “partial” shutdown. While it’s true that much of the federal government remains in operation, the crisis is hardly partial for the 800,000 federal workers without a paycheck. Just over half have been compelled to work with no pay, forced to come to their jobs while the rest are on mandatory furloughs. Many private businesses with federal contracts are also laying off workers.The shutdown was imposed when Congress would not authorize the $5 billion Trump was demanding for his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent migrants from entering the country. As a campaign ploy in 2016 to whip up chauvinism, the would-be president had vowed to make Mexico pay for his wall. Now 800,000 public sector livelihoods and an untold number of jobs in the private sector are being held hostage as the president tries to force U.S. taxpayers to foot the bill for his wall.Federal employment has been a path for millions of workers to gain secure and stable union jobs, particularly boosting economic well-being in communities of color. Black government workers comprise 20 percent of those now being deprived of a paycheck. Black communities in and around Washington, D.C., which depend heavily on federal employment, have been hit especially hard.Now Trump has signed an executive order freezing federal pay. Unless the new Congress votes to approve an annual pay raise, federal workers will be taking a de facto pay cut when inflation is factored in. Workers are paying the price for a political deadlock they did not create, one generated by the racist, xenophobic hatred emanating from the White House.Prolonged shutdown to hurt children, women the mostCurrently, 75 percent of federal programs are reportedly not impacted because their funding was already allocated. Recipients of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are due to receive their benefits without interruption. However, Social Security offices have been closed, which will impact new applicants. It will be harder for recipients to do things such as updating personal information or replacing a lost Medicare card.Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program was already allocated for the next 10 years.However, if the shutdown continues, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which replaced food stamps, could run out of funds by the end of January. Already, 95 percent of the workers who administer SNAP are on furlough. Funds for school lunch programs and the Women, Infants and Children nutrition service could dry up by February. These programs are an essential lifeline for 1 in 8 people in this country who need food assistance — including 13 million children and 4.4 million seniors.Farmers, small business people and prospective homeowners may not be able to access federal lending programs. At the Federal Emergency Management Administration, 4,400 office staffers are furloughed. Some national parks are closed. The funds for enforcing the 1994 Violence Against Women Act and preventing and assisting victims of sexual assault have run out. Likewise with programs that uphold fair housing legislation.Does the shutdown affect the whole government? Not at all. The Pentagon death machine budget was left untouched. And of course the White House is still spewing out its hate unimpeded.Racist abuse at border continues Even without the unpopular wall, migrants and refugees are already suffering unthinkable hardships at the hands of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Late Christmas Eve 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo became the second child this month to die in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention after being diagnosed with the flu. The first was Jakelin Caal Maquin, 7 years old, whose death has sparked protests. Both arrived from Guatemala with their parents. The imprisonment of families with children has been the practice since the separation of children and parents provoked widespread public outcry last May. Many separated families are still not reunited. Now parents are forced to watch their kids suffer and die in detention centers, deprived of adequate food, water and medical care.Both Democratic and Republican administrations have budgeted plenty of money to set up lackey governments in Central America, whose intense political repression, coupled with dire poverty, is driving refugees to make the dangerous and arduous journey to the U.S. border. Washington supports these governments financially and trains their military officers at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security and Cooperation at Fort Benning, Ga., formerly known as the notorious School of the Americas.Conditions are particularly dire for Indigenous communities, whose primary language is not Spanish and who suffer a high rate of illiteracy. Guatemalan children, for example, often lack access to even basic primary education. As adults they find it difficult, if not impossible, to access social services. Indigenous leaders are arrested and jailed for defending their ancestral lands from profit-hungry capitalist developers.According to the Guatemala Solidarity Project, “As a result of repression and land theft these communities are facing extreme hunger and lack access to clean water, leading to widespread chronic malnutrition and other negative health consequences. Mental health consequences of genocide, forced displacement, imprisonment of community leaders and other forms of repression have also been significant.”This is what the families of Jakelin and Felipe were fleeing when they came to the U.S.Only class solidarity can stop the sufferingVicious immigrant bashing is now hurting wide sections of the working class in this country, who are suffering from this shutdown over demands for a wall. Such a wall would also separate Mexico from what was once half of its own territory — think of all the U.S. states and cities now bordering Mexico that have Spanish names — which was stolen by a Yankee military invasion in 1846-48. While the Democrats in Washington oppose the wall, they are all for policing border crossings to limit the influx of desperate migrants and refugees.The wild gyrations on Wall Street are indications that capitalism is embroiled in a protracted economic crisis. This is the source of all the attacks on the workers and oppressed, whether inside the Beltway or in a remote village in Guatemala. It should be crystal clear now that anti-immigrant bias hurts and divides all working-class people, regardless of where they were born.Building class solidarity across borders and oceans is what’s needed to push back the capitalist assault.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Freshman Duggan shines as football wins season opener

first_imgFacebook Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt Linkedin printMax Duggan (15) celebrates the first touchdown of his career in the first quarter versus UAPB. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoNothing was normal in TCU’s season opener.  Two quarterbacks played pretty equal time, Jalen Reagor could not hold on to the ball and almost half of TCU’s drives ended in field goals. In the end, all that matters, at least to head coach GaryPatterson, is that TCU won 39-7, starting the season 1-0. “I can sit here and complain, but the bottom line iswe didn’t really lose anybody, we won a ball game, we know what we gotta workon, we got an off week, so here we go,” Patterson said.As it has been for the past two seasons, the biggest thing to watch for coming into the game was what quarterback the Horned Frogs would select.  Though graduate transfer Alex Delton was the initial signal-caller to step onto the field, it was true freshman Max Duggan that shined brightest under the new and impressive lights of the Carter.“To be honest, the only time I know Max is a true freshman is when y’all guys tell me,” wide receiver Tre’Vontae Hights said.  “On the field, he plays like a junior or senior.”Delton’s opening drive started with three consecutive completions as he marched the Horned Frogs all the way down to the Lions’ six-yard line.  Two-straight incompletions followed though, leading to TCU having to settle for a field goal.  Alex Delton started for TCU in the contest, finishing with 119 passing yards. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoIt looked like TCU was going to find the end zone for the first time on their second drive, as Delton connected with Hights in stride on a bomb.  Hights then fumbled the ball after being wrapped up at the UAPB 5-yard line, giving the ball back to the Lions.Then, it was Duggan’s time.  Patterson had said on the Tuesday prior to the game that Duggan would enter for the “third or fourth series.”Duggan’s first drive wasn’t perfect, but it was pretty close. He orchestrated an 11-play, 58-yard drive that was capped off by his one-yard touchdown run, putting TCU up 10-0.The young signal caller had gone 4-for-5 with 42 yards on the drive.TCU would be forced to punt on the next two possessions(the first by Duggan and the second by Delton). Though they led, they were still struggling to find rhythm offensively whilefacing a team that gave up 475 yard and 43.2 points per game last season againstFCS opponents.Late in the half, the Lions put together a strong drive in an effort to put points on the board for the first time. Once again, the TCU defense stood strong and stoped the Lions in their tracks.  UAPB quarterback Shannon Patrick’s shot at the endzone was read perfectly by safety Trevon Moehrig, who made the play of the game and took the interception 58 yards to set up the offense at the Lions’ 36-yard line.TCU failed to capitalize again though, and they settled for another field goal as the half ended.  This was the second of four-straight drives, dating from 3:40 left in the second quarter to 8:40 left in the third quarter, in which the Horned Frogs went into or near the red zone and were forced to settle for a field goal.Kicker Jonathan Song finished 5-for-5 on field goals for the day, the most by a TCU kicker since Jaden Oberkrom went 6-for-6 in 2012 against Texas Tech.“It’s huge,” Song said about his perfect field goal percentage, “After you get that first one under your belt, you feel good.  You feel confident.”After being on the bench for seven-straight drives, Duggan finally returned and brought the Frogs out of their stale offensive spell.  His 37-yard strike to Reagor with 1:18 in the third quarter gave him TCU’s first passing touchdown of the season.The play was also much-needed for Reagor, who had recorded three drops and two muffed punts to that point.  His touchdown was the 18th of his career, giving him sole possession of third on TCU’s all-time list.  He needs 11 more to catch the leader, Josh Doctson, who finished his time as a Horned Frog with 29.Receiver Jalen Reagor scored his 18th career TD, good for third on TCU’s all-time list. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoDuggan and company cruised from there, as the 2018 Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year would go on to lead two more scoring drives to put the Lions away for good.  First-year running back Darwin Barlow saw action on TCU’s final drive, using eight carries to gain 45 yards and a touchdown.  Patterson said after the game that Barlow dedicated the score to his former coach at Newton High School, W.T. Johnson, who passed away in May.“I thought it was a cool thing that Barlow actuallyscored the touchdown for his coach from Newton,” Patterson said.  “He’s a good player.”Duggan finished 16-for-23 with 165 yards, and two touchdowns.  Delton had finished 10-for-22 with 119 yards.  Neither quarterback threw an interception.While Reagor had caught the lone receiving touchdown, it was Hights who led the game in receiving with eight catches for 108 yards.Graduate student Tre’Vontae Hights led the game with 108 yards receiving. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto“Just patience, man, doing my part, waiting my time,making sure I’m in the right position,” Hights said about preparing for hismoment.  “I did the best that I could do.”Hights entered the game with just six catches on hiscareer.On the defensive side of the ball, linebacker Garret Wallow finished with 13 tackles, including eight for a loss.  Both of those totals are career highs for the junior, who also added a sack.The Horned Frogs will get a bye next week before returning to action at Purdue on Sept. 14.  Patterson is hoping that wide receiver Taye Barber, TCU’s second-leading receiver in 2018, will be healthy and ready to play the Boilermakers.  “All we need to do is find a way to get better that wecan be one point better than Purdue,” Patterson said.Kickoff in West Lafayette, Indiana, is set for 6:30 p.m. First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Facebook Colin Post Colin Post Colin Post Colin Post World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech + posts Twitter Twitter Colin Post Previous articleFirst-year Adams leads volleyball to sweep of LipscombNext articleNew Texas gun laws go into effect day after mass shooting in West Texas Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Two private newspapers suspended for three months

first_img On 6 September 2002, the weeklies Misamu and Gabaon were suspended for three months by order of the National Communication Council (Conseil national de la Communication, CNC). The regulatory body has accused the two newspapers of publishing news “that undermines confidence in the state and the dignity of those responsible for the republic’s institutions”.”Once more, the CNC and the Gabonese authorities are attacking the private press. In Gabon, as soon as a newspaper denounces the misappropriation of funds or criticises the state’s highest-level officials, it risks being censured or suspended,” stated Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Robert Ménard in a letter to Prime Minister Jean-François Ntoutoume Emane. The organisation asked the prime minister to intervene to ensure that the CNC measure is cancelled and do everything possible to expand press freedom in Gabon.The weekly Misamu was suspended for reporting on the “disappearance of 3 billion CFA francs (approx. 4.5 million euros) from the public treasury.” The newspaper also announced the possibility of “non-payment of civil servants’ wages during the month of September 2002.” Meanwhile, the newspaper Gabaon was punished for “violently” criticising Senate President Georges Rawiri in its 9 August edition, according to a CNC communiqué. Finally, two other publications, Le Nganga and La Lowé, were “given notice” for articles undermining the prime minister’s dignity, according to the authority responsible for regulating the media.Reporters Without Borders notes that in 2001, the newspaper La Griffe and its international version Le Gri Gri International were also suspended by the CNC. The regulating authority also prohibited the publication director and editor-in-chief from practising their profession as journalists. September 6, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two private newspapers suspended for three months News Reports RSF_en Follow the news on Gabon Help by sharing this information The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more Organisation center_img Weekly seized from Gabon’s newsstands News January 24, 2020 Find out more to go further News GabonAfrica Gabonese journalist could spend New Year’s Eve in prison GabonAfrica December 31, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Gongadze prosecutors accept help from European forensic experts

first_img Follow the news on Ukraine Organisation Help by sharing this information Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media to go further March 26, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts UkraineEurope – Central Asia Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV News RSF_en February 26, 2021 Find out more Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority News News A new expert examination of recorded phone calls implicating Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma in the September 2000 disappearance of murdered journalist Georgy Gongadze has been ordered, as well as a new analysis of the remains of the body, both with the help of experts from member-countries of the Council of Europe, the Ukrainian general prosecutor’s office said on 19 July. News Reporters Without Borders which, along with Gongadze’s mother Alexandra and his widow Myroslava, has been calling for more than a year for such experts to be employed, welcomed this development. However, it stressed that the reopening of the investigation, which the authorities finally agreed to under international pressure, not be limited to a new DNA analysis of the remains and a new examination of the “Melnichenko tapes.”While necessary, these alone could not take the place of the thorough enquiry needed into why the journalist disappeared and was murdered, it emphasised.The organisation noted that involvement of officials of the interior ministry and the public prosecutor’s office in acts of intimidation just before Gongadze disappeared, as well as involvement of the prosecutor’s office in attempts to hush up the case in the weeks as soon as the body was found, have still not been investigated. A complaint about the intimidation filed by Gongadze’s mother against former general prosecutor Mihailo Potebenko, who now has parliamentary immunity, has not been dealt with.Reporters Without Borders repeats its requestto the Ukrainian authorities, to open a new and thorough enquiry into how and why Gongadze was murdered, to involve European experts in each stage of the investigation, to respect his family’s right to be a civil party to it and allow representatives of Gongadze’s mother to be present during the work of the enquiry. A French forensic expert is in touch with her and available for Council of Europe member-states, to offer the help of suitable experts to the prosecutor’s office and to make this conditional on acceptance of the Gongadze family’s right to be a civil party and on a promise by the Ukrainian legal authorities not to obstruct or limit the investigation. UkraineEurope – Central Asia July 22, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gongadze prosecutors accept help from European forensic experts September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more