Centum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgCentum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Centum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCentum Investment Company Limited is a Kenyan-based private equity firm specialising in providing investment opportunities for public and private companies in Uganda. This includes managing investment growth, development capital and buyouts. The private equity firm invests in companies which serve the needs of the domestic markets in sub-Saharan Africa and invests in both listed and non-listed companies in various sectors, including; banking, insurance, education, healthcare, energy, agriculture, industrial production, telecommunications, real estate, beverage manufacturing, automotive assembly, in-flight catering and dry-cell manufacturing. Investments in commercial services include Mumias Sugar Company Limited, Kenya Airways and Carbacid Investment Company. Centum Investment Company was founded in 1967 and is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Company Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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I’d buy this stock that rallied yesterday despite the FTSE 100 index falling 4%!

first_img Jonathan Smith | Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 | More on: SBRY 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. I’d buy this stock that rallied yesterday despite the FTSE 100 index falling 4%! Yesterday, the FTSE 100 index fell by another 4%, at one point trading below 5,000 points. This adds to the already dismal 2020 performance, with the index down over 30%. Yet amidst this gloom, there are some firms that are holding their ground. The one that stood out for me yesterday was J Sainsbury (LSE: SBRY). The giant supermarket chain actually rose by 0.5% yesterday. This would not be that impressive during a normal trading day, but given that the vast majority of firms in the index fell, posting any kind of gain is a big deal.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The pastBefore I get into the reasons I like Sainsbury’s today, I should first address the elephant in the room. In November last year (the latest trading update we have), it said half-year profit dropped a staggering 92%. Revenue stayed broadly flat, and we saw a £229m write-down in the value of the property portfolio of the business.As a result, the share price has since struggled to make a meaningful move higher. This compounded a longer-term trend of a slowly falling share price over the past decade. When you add in the market-wide sell-off the past month, it has put the share price at a 20-year low.Any firm with a share price at a two-decade low is not an immediate buy, I get that. But there are still several reasons I would strongly consider buying it.The present + futureA key reason is current consumer demand. The products it stocks are in demand as consumers stock up on everything from toilet paper to tinned food. That means empty shelves across the country. With Sainsbury’s being one of the big four supermarkets (it had a share last year of 15.9%) this is good for the business. When half-year 2020 results come through, I would bank on a spike in profits.But we like to think long term here at The Motley Fool and would not suggest buying a share on a short-term trend.So my second reason is future consumer demand. We have been riding the longest bull market in history over the past decade. Supermarkets like Sainsbury’s have had a tough time as more upmarket rivals Waitrose, cheaper rivals like Aldi and Lidl, and online grocer Ocado take market share. Whether the coronavirus is a catalyst for a recession or not remains to be seen. But I do know that the bull market is coming to a close. When we do see a recession, supermarkets are a defensive sector that should still perform well during a downturn as they sell essentials. Ultimately, the demand for most of its products is constant due to them being necessities, not treats (although it sells those too). This provides a baseline of revenue for a firm like Sainsbury’s, even when the broader economy is struggling.So would I buy it at 20-year lows? Well, if I believe in its potential, I have to buy-in somewhere. I’d much rather buy it on the cheap with a P/E ratio of 9.4 than have to pay over the odds for it at 15 or 20 times earnings. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images center_img Jonathan Smith andThe Motley Fool UK have 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. 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 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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VIDAS responds to need in Puerto Rico

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 By Lynette Wilson Posted Aug 20, 2015 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 VIDAS responds to need in Puerto Rico Island faces drought, entrenched economic crisis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Latin America, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Albany, NY center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI A teacher helps a child make a green handprint outside a classroom. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS[Episcopal News Service – San Juan, Puerto Rico] Tucked behind the Epsicopal Diocese of Puerto Rico’s administrative offices in Trujillo Alto, an increasingly mixed income municipality within metropolitan San Juan, sits Centro San Justo, a two-story education and childcare center serving 140 students aged 2 months to 5 years old.Centro San Justo, or Saint Just Center, operates 50 weeks a year from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., an accommodating schedule that allows working parents, many of whom single mothers, a flexible, holistic childcare option. Saint Just is part of VIDAS, Episcopal Social Services, Inc., the social services arm of the Diocese of Puerto Rico, which seeks to respond to the needs of individuals and families offering integrated services aimed at providing a better quality of life.The diocese has a long history of providing health and social services on the island, and continues to grow and expand its services in what is a critical time in Puerto Rico.In recent years, Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory whose residents are American citizens, has experienced record outward migration in recent years owing to an entrenched recession dating to 2006 and its complicated economic relationship with the United States. In recent months, Puerto Rico’s $72 billion debt crisis and its inability to declare bankruptcy because of its territorial status has repeatedly made headlines and drawn comparisons with Greece. In early August, the first time in its history, Puerto Rico defaulted on its payment to bondholders.“Three hundred thousand people have left,” said Bishop Wilfrido Ramos Orench, who became the diocese’s provisional bishop in March 2014.On Aug. 8, Ramos issued a letter calling on the churches to come together to address the economic crisis, calling it the worst economic and social crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The letter gives a brief overview of Puerto Rico’s economic history beginning with World War II and ending with the 2005 expiration of a section of Internal Revenue Code that offered U.S.-based companies federal tax exemptions on income earned in Puerto Rico.  Congress enacted the exemption in 1976 to increase economic development.“In this moment, it’s clearer than ever, that we are experiencing a serious structural crisis in our neoliberal economic model,” wrote Ramos in the letter. “Our economy is not growing, it’s stagnant. The country has accumulated a large amount of public debt and does not have the capacity to collect the funds necessary to pay it.“The response of our government has been to reduce public services, impose regressive taxes and use the retirement funds of public employees. The Puerto Rican government’s credit worthiness is practically null. They are predicting serious crises in healthcare services, the retirement system and a possible government shutdown.”Regarding the letter and churches responding to the crisis, “this is where we need to be,” he said, during an interview with Episcopal News Service Aug. 12.Added to that, more immediately, a severe drought has the San Juan metropolitan area, including Trujillo Alto, rationing water. Many residents have water one day and then go for two days without. Saint Just Center, explained the Rev. Ana R. Mendez, the center’s director who also serves as the associate program director for VIDAS, is operating under a state of emergency and dependent on a cistern.The government of Puerto Rico provides financial support to the childcare cente to aid its efforts to provide assistance, education and transformational opportunities to children and their families. In May, Saint Just received a certificate of excellence in recognition of its work and commitment to boys and girls from the Administration for Care and Development of Children.Carla Rodriguez volunteers at Saint Just Center 20 hours per week. VIDAS depends on volunteers to provide services. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSMost of the school’s students come from broken homes, where women have suffered high rates of domestic violence, where one or more parent may be incarcerated, and in some cases grandmothers are raising their grandchildren.“The most beautiful thing is the transformation of the children and the family, complete transformation,” said Mendez, in an interview with ENS in her office.It was Mendez, a longtime educator ordained an Episcopal priest seven years ago, who saw a need in Loíza, a small, impoverished town on Puerto Rico’s northeast coast, where she serves Misión Santiago y San Felipe, for a program to prepare pregnant teenage girls for motherhood and economic independence, and to educate other teens on the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. She founded Canciones de Cuna in 2009.In addition to Canciones de Cuna and Saint Just, the largest childcare center, VIDAS operates three additional childcare centers and Hogar San Miguel, a home for runaways.In September, the diocese will break ground in Ponce, with the help of a $250,000 grant from singer Marc Anthony’s foundation, on a facility that will allow it to expand its services to homeless teens.– Lynette Wilson is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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The Top 10 Tries in Rugby World Cup History

first_imgWednesday Sep 16, 2015 The Top 10 Tries in Rugby World Cup History Top 10 tries in Rugby World Cup history Posted by ITV Rugby World Cup on Monday, September 14, 2015ITV, the host broadcaster for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in the UK, has put together this video featuring ten of the best ever tries scored at the tournament. While you’ve no doubt seen them all before, it’s a great collection and should get you in the mood for kickoff on Friday.Do you agree with the selections, or would you change the order perhaps?If you’re still unsure where or how you follow the tournament on TV, we’ve put together a handy little guide for you, How to Watch the Rugby World Cup 2015ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Beachaus II / Inhaus Development

first_img “COPY” Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/261418/beachaus-ii-inhaus-development Clipboard Beachaus II / Inhaus DevelopmentSave this projectSaveBeachaus II / Inhaus Development CopyAbout this officeInhaus DevelopmentOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesWhite Rock3D ModelingCanadaPublished on August 08, 2012Cite: “Beachaus II / Inhaus Development” 08 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Beachaus II 住宅 / Inhaus Development是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/261418/beachaus-ii-inhaus-development Clipboard Canada Architects: Inhaus Development Area Area of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. The Beachaus II was recently completed in the City of White Rock, British Columbia. Designed by Chris Pardo of Elemental Design. The home was configured to maximize privacy while maintaining light and view. Built as five modules in a factory across the border by Method Homes, the home achieved LEED Platinum (the first home in the area to reach this level of sustainable design). Beachaus II is just over 2,000 sqft living up to its developer (Inhaus Development) motto of “live smart, not large”. Save this picture!Courtesy of Inhaus DevelopmentA truly hybrid approach was used in the construction, a lower site poured concrete garage gives the home a solid substantial feel contrasting the vast openness of the upper modular level. An exterior stair accessed from the living room is positioned within the exterior shroud and leads to a roof deck with gorgeous views of Semiahmoo Bay. The home utilizes energy-efficient design and technology including, HRV air-exchange system, high-performance windows, radiant heating, tight thermal envelope with high performance spray foam insulation. Rainwater is collected from the roof and used to help irrigate the low-maintenance yard. Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessTa Phin community house / 1+1>2ArticlesDETAIL: Best of HousingArticles Sharecenter_img Year:  ArchDaily Area:  2001 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012 Save this picture!Courtesy of Inhaus Development+ 42 Share Beachaus II / Inhaus Development “COPY” CopyHouses•White Rock, Canadalast_img read more

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Building Dorrego 1711 / Dieguez Fridman

first_img Area:  1977 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Dieguez Fridman arquitectos Share 2015 Argentina Building Dorrego 1711 / Dieguez FridmanSave this projectSaveBuilding Dorrego 1711 / Dieguez Fridman Projects ArchDaily Apartments “COPY” CopyApartments•Buenos Aires, Argentinacenter_img Building Dorrego 1711 / Dieguez Fridman “COPY” Collaborators:Pablo Roveran, Agustina Alaines, Josefina MolinelliStructure Consultant:Alberto FainsteinSanitary Installation Consultant:Jorge Labonia y asociadosElectrical Installation:ASELEC SAAuthor Architects:Tristán Dieguez, Axel FridmanCity:Buenos AiresCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Dieguez Fridman arquitectosRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The project explores the generation of intermediate spaces that mediate between the outdoor public space and the indoor private areas. Located on a small site in the Palermo district of Buenos Aires, this project explores the potential of the differential between buildable area and buildable envelope in the city planning code.Save this picture!Courtesy of Dieguez Fridman arquitectosVoids generated in the façade generate outdoor terraces that mediate between the public street life and the private interiors. Interior voids work as double-height spaces that expand into the outdoor terraces. Units can be used for working and/or living as the neighborhood is attracting new inhabitants that mix with people working on the area’s audiovisual and design industriesSave this picture!Courtesy of Dieguez Fridman arquitectosSave this picture!Floors PlansSave this picture!Courtesy of Dieguez Fridman arquitectosThe smaller units in the front of the building are separated to generate the space that is occupied by the larger units. As a result, these larger units have a combination of single and double heights and an outdoor terrace as a continuation of the double-height sector. These units can be used as residences –with a bedroom in the single-height sector and a living/dining room in the double height- or as offices. Large and small units can also be combined to generate more complex apartments where living and work can coexist in multiple ways.Save this picture!Courtesy of Dieguez Fridman arquitectosSave this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessVTN Architects Designs Office Retreat Formed from Book-Shaped StudiosUnbuilt ProjectLACMA and Lincoln Center Reveal Divergent PlansArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Buenos Aires, ArgentinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880953/building-dorrego-1711-dieguez-fridman Clipboard Year:  Architects: Dieguez Fridman Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDieguez FridmanOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuenos AiresArgentinaPublished on October 05, 2017Cite: “Building Dorrego 1711 / Dieguez Fridman” 05 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?“夹缝”公寓 Building Dorrego 1711 / Dieguez Fridman是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880953/building-dorrego-1711-dieguez-fridman Clipboardlast_img read more

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Mothers’ march for justice at Baltimore hospital

first_img‘Mothers March 4 Justice’ on May 10 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.WW photo: Sharon BlackThousands of Johns Hopkins Hospital workers and their supporters gathered in Baltimore’s downtown and staged a Mother’s March and Rally for Justice on May 10 to protest poverty wages. Service Employees 1199 union members are demanding $15 an hour after 15 years on the job. The workers staged a three-day strike April 9-11 to show hospital management how much the low-paid technicians and workers were needed.Simone Hicks, a worker, spoke eloquently from the stage about how she was paid so little that she was living in a homeless shelter. Actors Danny Glover and “The Wire’s” Wendell Pierce both spoke. SEIU International President Mary Kaye Henry pledged the full support of the union to this fight to end poverty for more than 2,000 workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Baltimore “We Deserve Better” Workers Assembly organized a popular contingent under the banner of “Dr. King: ‘Raise Workers’ Wages Now!’”Johns Hopkins is the second-largest employer in Baltimore. For more information see hardshipathopkins.org.WW photo: Sharon BlackFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Meatpacking Rebounds but Meat Prices Will Likely Remain High

first_img Previous articleJune 30 Last Day to Complete Enrollment for 2020 ARC, PLCNext articleUK Wants a Quick Deal with the US NAFB News Service Meat production continues to rebound in the United States from its low point when dozens of plants were closed because of COVID-19. However, industry experts say consumer prices are likely going to stay higher than they’re used to, plus it will take months to work through a backlog of millions of pigs and cattle that had nowhere to go for processing.As of last week, beef, pork, and poultry plants were operating at over 95 percent of 2019 production levels. An Associated Press report says that’s up from 60 percent in April during the height of plant closures and slowdowns.The steps companies took to protect workers from COVID-19 infections were necessary to keep plants running as smoothly as possible. However, those steps will likely slow production somewhat and keep prices higher at the grocery stores.Even if plants become more efficient and get back to full capacity, there is typically a lag of several weeks between the time wholesale prices drop and when consumers start to notice the change.“Don’t expect prices to fall in half just because wholesale prices have declined dramatically,” says Lee Schulz, an Iowa State University livestock economist.Other steps plants are taking to work through the backlog include more processing on Saturdays, as well as saving time by processing meats in larger cuts. SHARE By NAFB News Service – Jun 14, 2020 Meatpacking Rebounds but Meat Prices Will Likely Remain High SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Meatpacking Rebounds but Meat Prices Will Likely Remain Highlast_img read more

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Jose Antonio Vargas, undocumented immigrant, to talk diversity and immigration

first_imgTwitter + posts Yvonne Umugwanezahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/yvonne-umugwaneza/ Linkedin Yvonne Umugwanezahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/yvonne-umugwaneza/ printA Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist was on campus Feb. 29 to share his perspective on diversity.Jose Antonio Vargas was invited to TCU by the university’s diversity committee at the request of the strategic communication and journalism departments.“Vargas represents quite a few different areas of diversity that TCU students, faculty, and staff members can share in,” said Wendy Macias, a strategic communication associate professor.In 2011, Vargas revealed his status as an undocumented immigrant. He was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States at the age of 12.A poster for Vargas’ visit says “on the surface, I’ve created a good life. I’ve lived the American dream. But, I am still an undocumented immigrant.”Through his foundation, Define American, he advocates for the DREAM Act, which would grant U.S. citizenship to children in similar situations to his.“Vargas has been successful in journalism, filmmaking and human rights activism,” Macias said. “All are areas that reflect areas of study for many students in Bob Schieffer College of Communication.”Communication is about communicating with all different types of people, Macias said.“The more friction, the more we learn, the more we grow,” Macias said. “The purpose of having Vargas is in the effort of promoting diversity perspective at TCU.”One year after he started advocating for the DREAM Act, the U.S administration announced the deportation of undocumented immigrants of 30 years old and younger. Vargas is also involved in immigrants’ rights activism.Vargas spoke on Feb. 29 in Moudy North 141 at 5 p.m. Jose Antonio Vargas: ‘where did you come from?’ ReddIt Yvonne Umugwanezahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/yvonne-umugwaneza/ Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course ReddIt NYU professor focused on aggression law speaks on campus Linkedincenter_img Facebook Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, immigration rights activist and self-declared undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 13, 2013, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on comprehensive immigration reform. TCU transfer students get more involved in transfer center’s leadership Facebook TCU student recognized for anti-human trafficking work Yvonne Umugwaneza Twitter Previous articleDoctson impresses at NFL CombineNext articleGeorge Bush to talk long history with investments Yvonne Umugwaneza RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Yvonne Umugwanezahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/yvonne-umugwaneza/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals weeklast_img read more

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Four journalists convicted of treason are pardoned and freed

first_img February 10, 2021 Find out more News EthiopiaAfrica July 20, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four journalists convicted of treason are pardoned and freed News News EthiopiaAfrica Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Ethiopia Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation Newscenter_img Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia May 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en May 21, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced relief on learning that the Ethiopian government today heeded international pleas and pardoned 38 opposition members, including four journalists, who had been given jail terms ranging from six months to life on 16 July.The four journalists to receive pardons were Ethiop editor Andualem Ayele, Abay editor Mesfin Tesfaye, Asqual editor Wonakseged Zeleke and Dawit Fassil, the deputy editor of the now defunct weekly Satenaw. Two other journalists who were given life sentences in absentia – Menilik editor Zelalem Guebre and Netsanet editor Abey Gizaw – have not so far been included in the pardon.“We have finally had some good news in this interminable case, but we remain on our guard,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has taken account of the international community’s appeals but he made the release of these prisoners conditional on their signing an ‘apology to the Ethiopian people’ for the ‘mistakes made in November 2005′.”The press freedom organisation added: “This case will not be over until Zelalem Guebre and Abey Gizaw have also been cleared of all the charges against them.”——————-16.07 – Six journalists get jail terms ranging from 18 months to lifeReporters Without Borders voiced outrage at the federal high court’s decision today to sentence six journalists to jail terms ranging from six months to life. They are part of a group of 43 government opponents who were tried together. Most of them were found guilty of “trying to overthrow constitutional rule.”“We are certainly relieved that court president Adil Ahmed did not accept prosecutor Abraha Tetemke’s request for the application of the death sentence, but imposing life imprisonment on journalists who, to our knowledge, were just doing their job is outrageous,” the Reporters Without Borders said.“After the acquittal of eight journalists in April, we had reason to hope that Ethiopia would finally respect the right of its citizens to free speech,” Reporters Without Borders added. “Today’s sentences will just fuel tension in the country. We hope the defendants will be able to appeal and that the judges will then treat them with clemency.”Today’s high court sentences were passed on 43 members of the opposition Coalition for Unity and Democracy, of whom six are journalists. There were arrested for taking party in opposition protests in November 2005 following disputed legislative elections.Ethiop editor Andualem Ayele and Abay editor Mesfin Tesfaye received a life sentence, as did two other journalists who were tried in absentia, Menilik editor Zelalem Guebre and Netsanet editor Abey Gizaw. Asqual editor Wonakseged Zeleke was sentenced to three years in prison. Dawit Fassil, the deputy editor of the now defunct weekly Satenaw, who had been found guilty of publishing inaccurate information, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. After spending 17 months in prison, he was released on bail in April and was then re-arrested. The court is discussing the possibility of releasing him in view of the time he has already been held.The court also imposed heavy fines on the Serkalem, Sisay and Fassil press groups and ordered that they be disbanded. Organisation Receive email alerts to go furtherlast_img read more

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