National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) 2011 annual report.Company ProfileNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON) manufactures and markets a range of edible salt for industrial use and iodine-fortified kitchen salt for domestic use in Nigeria. By-products from the salt refining process include fine (butter) salt used to make biscuits and confectionary products; and granulated kitchen salt and industrial salt. The company has factories located in Oregun, Apapa and Port Harcourt and installed capacity of 400 000 tonnes per annum for 25-50 kilogram bags of salt and 100 000 tonnes per annum for salt sachets. Salt products for domestic use are marketed under the brand name Annapurna and Dangote. Annapurna is a brand name owned by West Africa Popular Foods (WAPF) as a joint venture between the former NASCON and Unilever Nigeria Plc. The company was established in 1973 and formerly known as National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. National Salt Company Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) 2015 abridged results.Company ProfileI&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is a leading financial institution in Rwanda offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking segment. Personal banking products range from current accounts and short or fixed deposits to personal, vehicle, home and building loans. The corporate division offers financial solutions for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations which range from overdrafts, investments and equipment and vehicle loans to purchase and disposal of foreign currency and treasury services. This includes issuing letters of credit and guarantee, export and import trading, insurance premium financing, and e-banking services. I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is a subsidiary of I&M Bank Limited and is based in Kigali, Rwanda. I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
Beware these bargain FTSE stocks! Here’s why I’m avoiding these 2 dirt-cheap shares today 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. See all posts by Harvey Jones Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Everybody loves to buy bargain FTSE stocks, but you have to tread carefully. Some bargains are just too risky. Like these two.The FirstGroup (LSE: FGP) share price is down more than 13% this morning after it reported a statutory operating loss of £152.7m in the year to 31 March. That starkly reverses last year’s £9.8m profit. Revenues rose 8.8% to £7.75bn. But pre-tax losses nonetheless climbed sharply, from £97.9m last year to a hefty £299.6m.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 FTSE 250-listed bus and rail operator, which operates in the UK and US, blamed losses on a North American self-insurance provision, Greyhound impairment charges, restructuring and reorganisation costs and, of course, Covid-19.Bargain FTSE stocks I’d avoidAlthough the pandemic only affected the end of the year, it still cut average passenger volumes by around 90% by the end of March, with international lockdowns in place and the North American schools it serves closed.Chief executive Matthew Gregory said guidance for this financial year is simply “not possible” as travel volumes have “reduced very substantially.” As the US struggles with the first wave of coronavirus infections, that looks set to continue.Gregory says FirstGroup’s long-term fundamentals remain “sound.” It has fiscal and contractual support for running essential services during the pandemic, but admits to “material uncertainty as to the continuation of these measures.” It also has committed undrawn liquidity of around £850m at the end of June.The FirstGroup share price looks like a FTSE bargain, trading almost 70% below its pre-pandemic peak. But the road to recovery looks too long, bumpy and fraught with potholes for me. Plans to sell its North American operations could stall, given current uncertainties. Investors are selling. I’m not buying.I wouldn’t buy this share eitherNow here’s a bargain FTSE 100 stock I’d love to buy, but won’t. Coincidentally, insurer Prudential (LSE: PRU) is also looking to reduce its US exposure, to concentrate its firepower on Asia instead. It’s selling a stake of it US arm Jackson to Athene Holding for $500m. Athene will also reinsure a $27.6bn portfolio of annuity liabilities.Prudential has already backed away of the UK, selling UK fund management arm M&G and £12bn of its UK annuity portfolio. Trading at less than nine times earnings, this stock looks like a classic FTSE 100 bargain. But here’s why I wouldn’t buy it.The Prudential share price remains vulnerable to political uncertainty in Asia, as China cracks down on Hong Kong democracy. That’s a problem, given that revenues from the territory make up a third of sales. Locals have been buying less insurance while China-based customers have stayed away, due to fear of hostility towards mainlanders.On Monday, I warned against investing in Asia-focused banks HSBC Holdings and Standard Chartered. This morning, shares in HSBC plunged on reports that the White House may undermine the peg between the Hong Kong and US dollars.This added layer of uncertainty means I wouldn’t buy Prudential either. Shame. Otherwise it looks like a top FTSE 100 bargain. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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See all posts by Kevin Godbold Kevin Godbold | Monday, 17th August, 2020 | More on: CWK Looking for quality UK shares? I’d consider these 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. Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Kevin Godbold owns shares in PZ Cussons. The Motley Fool UK has recommended PZ Cussons. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” “The outlook for the current financial year ending 27 March 2021 is now expected to be ahead of its previous expectations.” That’s what meat-focused products producer Cranswick (LSE: CWK) said in today’s first-quarter update. And it underlines the FTSE 250 company’s credentials as a quality UK share.Strong tradingThe directors said that trading in the first quarter of the financial year to 27 June was “strong”. Revenue rose by almost 25% compared to the equivalent period last year. And excluding the contribution from recent acquisitions, like-for-like revenue lifted by just over 19%.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 market likes it, and the share price is buoyant today. Indeed, the stock is in higher ground after a long period of consolidation. And that move continues a long up-trend fuelled by the underlying progress in the business.According to the directors, “the current shift towards greater in-home consumption” is benefitting the company. They said that retail demand has been “exceptionally robust.” And the firm’s new poultry facility has been winning contracts and delivering sales. Indeed, the progress offset lower foodservice revenue. And the positive performance is so far continuing in the second quarter of the firm’s financial year. Cranswick even managed to reduce its net debt because of strong cash generation. I think that situation contrasts with the short-term outcomes for many other businesses through the coronavirus crisis.But looking ahead the company expects the exceptional demand to normalise through the rest of the year as consumers return to eating out. Indeed, we’ve seen a big uptake in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme and the release of pent-up demand. Many operators in the casual dining sector have been reporting robust business.Positive outlookDespite the effects of Covid-19 and the ongoing Brexit negotiations regarding trade deals, the directors are “confident” about the longer-term development of the business. Fundamentals supporting that confidence include the company’s long-standing customer relationships, the breadth and quality of products, a “robust” financial position and “industry-leading” asset infrastructure.Based on the firm’s long record of growth and execution, I’m also enthusiastic about the company’s prospects. Right now, with the share price near 4,037p, the forward-looking earnings multiple is around 23 for the trading year to March 2022. And the anticipated dividend yield is a little over 1.6%. Cranswick isn’t in the bargain bin, but it’s not damaged goods either. I reckon it’s earned its full valuation and I’d aim to accumulate some of the shares to hold for the long term.But the stock isn’t the only quality UK share I’d consider buying now. Fast-moving consumer goods operator PZ Cussons could be on the cusp of a turnaround under new leadership. And Premier Foods is a little further along the turnaround trail seeing increased business from revitalised brands. 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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. There are still plenty of top-quality FTSE 100 shares trading to cheaply following the 2020 stock market crash. However, I won’t be investing in Tesco (LSE: TSCO), despite its cheap share price.The UK’s biggest supermarket has two significant feathers in its cap in these uncertain times. Food retailing is just about one of the most robust sectors when the broader economy struggles. And this particular UK supermarket share sits at the top of the tree with a whopping 27.3% take of the British market (according to Kantar Worldpanel).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…This FTSE 100 operator is also thriving thanks to its extensive online shopping operations. Tesco delivered a staggering 7m grocery orders over the Christmas period alone. As anyone who’s tried to book a delivery slot with Tesco knows, demand for its Internet-based services remains rock-solid as Covid-19 lockdowns remain in place.I think it’s probable that this UK share’s e-commerce proposition will keep going from strength to strength too. Sales at Tesco.com will benefit from the broader rise in Internet shopping activity from both new and existing users, I reckon. And the grocery sector in particular has plenty of room for growth. Kantar says that online now makes up for just 12% of all grocery sales.Tesco’s competition concernsSo why on earth won’t I be investing in Tesco, you ask? Well the small matter of increasingly bloody competition makes me worry about the FTSE 100 firm’s profits. The soaring popularity of German discounters Aldi and Lidl have put huge strain on the established operators’s wafer-thin margins. And things threaten to get worse as the low-cost disruptors expand their operations.Take Lidl, for example. It saw sales rocket 17.9% in the four weeks to 27 December, sprinting past the festive performances of Britain’s so-called Big 4 supermarkets. Lidl now has 800 supermarkets running the length and breadth of the country. And it plans to have 1,000 shops running by 2023 to claim even more share from Tesco et al.Why I’d buy other FTSE 100 sharesTesco doesn’t just have to worry about losing customers to the Germans’ growing store networks, either. The FTSE 100 firm also faces the prospect of intensifying competition in its high-growth e-commerce business too.Aldi has launched click-and-collect across hundreds of its UK stores, for example. This follows on from the sale of food parcels through its website during the first Covid-19 lockdown back in April. And of course Tesco faces a huge threat from US Internet giant Amazon which has invested huge sums in its global grocery operations in recent years.City analysts reckon Tesco’s earnings will rocket 61% year on year in the upcoming financial year (to February 2022). This leaves the UK share trading on a rock-bottom forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.2. But I won’t be buying as I said above. To my mind those soaring competitive pressures make the FTSE 100 supermarket a risk too far. 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Photographs Houses Projects Bahrain Area: 977 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Riyaz Quraishi Share CopyHouses•Bahrain Architects: MORIQ Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801530/aak-villa-moriq Clipboard “COPY” 2016 Products used in this ProjectLightsVibiaHanging Lamps – WireflowInterior Contractor:Creative StyleCivil Contractor:Ghumais constructions , Sirajuddin KhalidArchitect In Charge:Riyaz Quraishi, Simeen QuraishiCountry:BahrainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Riyaz QuraishiText description provided by the architects. This being an ocean facing plot, the client’s top most priority was the sea views, with lot of prominence to entertaining family and guests. He is also a good cook and wanted all extra kitchens (tepanyaki) and dining areas to be planned on the top most level as well to enjoy the views of the waters. The Master suite had to be well-equipped, multi-functional, multi-spatial, area with the best view of the ocean. The architecture and interior spaces had to be modern, technologically advanced and seamless. The Interior spaces should be flexible (as in open spaces to become private and vice versa). Privacy from neighbors and roads was a priority. This home is designed on a linear plot with attached homes on south and north sides and is opening to the sea on the west side and the road on the east side. Because of its location, it comes under high value properties of Amwaj, Bahrain. The plot covers 809.2sqmts and the total built up is977sqmts.The two side boundary walls looked like two imposing retaining walls and the home had to be designed within these walls. Because of the attached home layout covers the built up space could touch the two longer sides (south and north boundary walls) without any windows (so no light and ventilation) and views either. Save this picture!© Riyaz QuraishiTaking this as challenge the whole layout was directed towards the views of the ocean (west). Further we envisaged volumes of cubes placed randomly and intersecting with cutouts, water bodies, courtyards and skylights suspended within these two boundary walls. Two Internal courtyards were created with skylights to compensate for the lack of setbacks on south and north. The walls whole layout was planned with unhindered space movement. This way every room is ensured views of the sea, great light and ventilation. There are three floors with couple of bedrooms for family and friends and great lounges, dining and eating spaces as the owner is a passionate cook.Save this picture!© Riyaz Quraishi The home is planned on 3 levels with two entrances, entry one facing east and entry two facing south both leading to same level with Landscape and car parking in the front and Formal lounge, kitchen and dining in the main area on the ground floor. An infinity swimming pool with Jacuzzi and wooden deck are planned on the rear of the building facing the ocean. The First floor consist of two bedrooms with a cut out in the center and the passage connecting the two and lavish Master suite with personal plunge pool, bath tub, lounge area with pantry and large opening towards ocean. Master bedroom is more like a (suite) personal apartment where in all needs of family should be met with collapsible shutters (flexibility). It has a lounge opening to a courtyard, pantry (equipped with coffee vending machine, moveable, hot plate, refrigerator etc) , plunge pool , free standing stalls of W.C and shower (not to hinder the views) etc. Save this picture!© Riyaz QuraishiSave this picture!© Riyaz QuraishiSecond floor consists of two bedrooms, lounge area along with bar and dining area with partition.The pantry consists of cabinets along with customized moveable chimney tepanyaki projecting from wall and seating at the terrace on the front.All three levels are connected by means of a staircase and a lift.The focal point of this villa is the view of ocean from all the level which is on the rear.Specks of colors are used in customized furniture and artifacts only keeping the basic canvas neutral (in grays and whites). Natural grey stones are used for the flooring, and one side walls are cladded with Silver grey Travertino, whereas the ceiling are in pristine white and wooden in some accented area. Partly wooden steps with LED strips running on risers and threads are designed for the staircase. The cut out in the center connecting all three flows brings in a lot of natural light. Every room has visual and physical access to the outside. Furniture is from Italian brands. Rugs and lamps are all handpicked. A lot of old Bahrain streets images were used as Art on walls. As mentioned earlier the emphasis was more on scale, proportions and integration rather than on decoration. Save this picture!© Riyaz QuraishiProduct Description. One of the principal materials used in the house is the silver grey travertine which runs along the entire south/north wall covering the total height of two levels. The same materials also shows externally extending out from the open skylight and thereby tightly links the inside with the out.Save this picture!© Riyaz QuraishiProject gallerySee allShow lessEuropean Council and Council of the European Union / Samyn and PartnersSelected ProjectsUndefined Black Box Gym / HAD & EposSelected Projects Share Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801530/aak-villa-moriq Clipboard Manufacturers: Vibia, Gessi, Minotti, Poliform Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs: Riyaz Quraishi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMORIQOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBahrainPublished on December 28, 2016Cite: ” AAK Villa / MORIQ” 27 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
2016 Save this picture!© ANAND+ 30Curated by María Francisca González Share Lead Architects: ArchDaily Structural Consultants: City:BengaluruCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© ANANDRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEADoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Modeled on an open plan, this house was designed for a retired, elderly couple in a semi-urban area in their hometown of Bangalore, India after their 20-year long stay in Amsterdam. The design evolved keeping in mind their current lifestyle and a strong yearning for a home, in touch with their roots.Save this picture!© ANANDSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© ANANDCapitalizing on the potential of the corner site, the façade can be read as an abstract rearrangement of lines, forming an asymmetrical composition. The minimalist, yet balanced composition brings forth the third dimension, probing depth and bringing forth the feeling of brightness and peace. The use of cement sheath and wood in the interiors is starkly similar to the contrast of the open house enclosed by the compound wall and compliments the light, volume and the serenity of the built space.Save this picture!Concept SketchBangalore has a pleasant climate throughout the year which aids the openness of the design. The interior flows out into a shaded verandah which flows into the open courtyard. The physical confines are blurred by these spaces that flow into each other. The true essence of the project is in the application of the industrial design ideology and the materials. Usage of the steel columns and framework with glass adds to the lightness of the structure. This also helps create interchangeable spaces that are designed to adapt to the changing needs of the space.Save this picture!© ANANDThe living room is separated from the green backyard by full height fixed glass, allowing immense light to enter the house and liven up the spaces. The visual connectivity is maintained with the greenery outside, best suit our client’s needs. Aiding these sources of light are skylights placed in the double-height spaces. The bedrooms prove to showcase the combination of two lifestyles by keeping a tradition of sleeping on the floor with glass around but without disturbing the view from the room. This also leads to inward planning to avoid the sight of the concrete buildings in the surrounding without compromising on the view from the room.Save this picture!Section 1The ample light and air in the house, the double height windows washing the grey floor with light, the huge sunken living-all enhance the living environment and add play and curiosity to the place while warmly welcoming family and friends for a quiet evening or an all-nighter! The sunlight plays with the dark complexion of the steel columns, wood and concrete tiles, creating lively interior as well as exterior spaces – with little to separate the two.Save this picture!© ANANDProject gallerySee allShow lessSeorimyeonga Boutique Resort / Archihood WXYSelected ProjectsAD Classics: São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) / Lina Bo BardiArchitecture Classics Share Manjunath & Co. Photographs Raghunandan Gururaj & Nagendra Ramachandra Year: “COPY” The Closed Open House / Parallax CopyHouses•Bengaluru, India Architects: Parallax Area Area of this architecture project India Photographs: ANAND Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeParallaxOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBengaluruIndiaPublished on October 29, 2018Cite: “The Closed Open House / Parallax” 28 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
printHigh school students who aren’t yet old enough to vote can make their mark on this year’s midterm election by serving as an election clerk.Students enrolled in public, private or home school and at least 16 years of age, can be part of the program. On Election Day, student clerks assist local officials at polling places throughout Tarrant County. They will:Organize the polling place before the polls openEnsure that qualified voters are permitted to voteCheck-in and process votersDistribute ballots to registered votersMaintain order in the polling place on Election DayServing as an election clerk is a way for students to get involved in the community, while also learning about the electoral process, said Grasie Alvarado, elections manager for Tarrant County. “Once high school students see the rewards of serving in their community, they might be inclined to get others involved and interested in the electoral process,” Alvarado said. The program is designed to provide high school students with a greater understanding of the rights and responsibilities of others, which is why Alvarado said it’s beneficial for students to interact with registered voters. “They get to see first-hand the interest shown by the voters entering their polling place,” said Alvarado. While young voters consistently tend to have a low turnout on Election Day, Richard Grubbs, a government teacher at R.L. Paschal High School, said the student clerk program is a good opportunity to show future voters how the electoral process works.“This can also illustrate to students that their vote counts and that the system works even if they don’t like the results,” Grubbs said. In an attempt to spark the interest of young voters, Grubbs said Paschal High School is actively working toward encouraging students to register to vote. The high school’s librarians, who are also Deputy Voter Registrars, work with the seniors to get them registered to vote and involved with local campaigns.Students interested in applying can fill out and submit the Student Election Clerk Application and Permission form online along with written authorization from a parent or legal guardian. Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Parking lot closures cause new problems for students World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Standing up to GoogleNext articlePoll workers wanted Corinne Hildebrandt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Corinne Hildebrandt Facebook Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ + posts Linkedin Corinne Hildebrandt is a sophomore journalism major and sociology minor from Wayne, Illinois. She enjoys staying active and has a difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. When she’s not reporting, Corinne is most likely on the go exploring the many restaurants (and ice cream shops) that Fort Worth has to offer. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook What we’re reading: Controversy in D.C. Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Evergreen Valley high school students learn to use a touch screen voting machine during a training sesssion to prepare them to work the polls on the school’s campus in San Jose, Calif. on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004. The students _ most too young to vote _ will serve as poll workers in San Jose. U.S. polling places are facing a record shortage of poll workers, and many election experts are warning voters that they may face long lines, cranky staffs, equipment breakdowns, problems opening and closing voting stations and other hassles. Counties are trying to cope with the problem by last-minute recruiting and training sessions and creative recruitment drives. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Linkedin Fort Worth B-Cycle looks to attract more riders ReddIt Twitter What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentina
News Video on the difficulties for journalists in the Peshawar region: http://www.rsf.org/Dangers-for-journalists-in.html Another journalist Rehmatullah Shaheen of the Baloch Daily Tawar newspaper was held incommunicado by the police from 8 to 15 December in the southwestern province of Balochistan. He is still detained. At least two other journalists are currently detained in Pakistan. The Taliban announced they were holding Rasheed on 29 December, two days after he was seized by gunmen while filming in the market in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, which is part of the Tribal Areas. Journalists based in the Tribal Areas negotiated his release with the Taliban group led by Hafi Gul Bahadar. “The authorities must quickly say what they know about the possible detention of this journalist, whose only apparent ‘crime’ is to have been kidnapped by the Taliban,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By detaining him in this manner, the army is exposing him to new dangers as he could be accused of being an informant. This is not the first time the army and intelligence services have acted in this way, and it is unacceptable.” Help by sharing this information His wife has appealed to the journalistic community to support her efforts to get him freed. The last phone call she received from him was on 28 December, when he was still being held by the Taliban. Rasheed, who is from Rawalpindi, was apparently arrested by Pakistani soldiers after being released by Taliban at the army checkpoint in Mirzael, in the Bannu region, on 4 January. Military personnel told his wife he would “soon be at home again.” When Reporters Without Borders contacted Pakistani army spokesman Athar Abbas on 5 and 7 January, he said he “heard” about the Rasheed case. News to go further PakistanAsia – Pacific PakistanAsia – Pacific The Taliban in North Waziristan have banned all journalists who are not from the area. Journalists are suspected of being spies and face possible execution. The army, for its part, is also obstructing the work of foreign and Pakistani journalists in the Tribal Areas, especially South Waziristan. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists January 13, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter probably held by army after being kidnapped by Taliban News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Most recent release on the Tribal Areas: http://www.rsf.org/Call-for-better-media-access-to.html News June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Pakistan Organisation RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Reporters Without Borders urges the Pakistani authorities to explain what has happened to Mohammad Rasheed, a freelance reporter who is probably being held by the army. It is believed he was arrested after being held for several days by a Taliban group in North Waziristan. “I don’t know where he is; his entire family is very worried,” his wife told Reporters Without Borders. January 28, 2021 Find out more
CNN reporter barred from White House press eventThe White House barred CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from attending an open-press Rose Garden event on July 25 because she had asked “inappropriate” questions at an Oval Office photo-op earlier that day. To learn more about this incident, read RSF’s publication: ALERT – US: CNN reporter barred – “Denying a pool reporter access to an open-press event is denying the American people their right to know” Follow the news on United States United StatesAmericas Trump discounts credibility of “fake news” during Veterans Convention speech Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of July 23-July 30: Trump denounces FCC plans to halt Sinclair-Tribune merger to go further After a July 20 off-the-record meeting between President Donald Trump and New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger, whereby Sulzberger denounced Trump’s rhetoric and attacks on journalism, the president tweeted his thoughts on the meeting. Though the meeting had been off-the-record, Sulzberger decided to respond to Trump’s tweet, which essentially broke the off-the-record agreement, with a statement of his own: “My main purpose for accepting the meeting was to raise concerns about the president’s deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric,” Sulzberger said. “I told the president directly that I thought that his language was not just divisive but increasingly dangerous.” Sulzberger implored Trump to understand that referring to the media as “fake news” and especially “the enemy of the people” creates a dangerous culture for the media and puts journalists at risk both domestically and internationally. In a July 24 speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, President Donald Trump warned the crowd, “Just stick with us, don’t believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news.” The president continued, “Just remember, what you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.” The comments were followed by a cascade of boos as President Trump motioned to the members of the media in the back of the venue. This rhetoric is in line with the president’s persistent verbal attacks against the American press, which he has repeatedly called “the enemy of the people.” News Organisation RSF_en June 7, 2021 Find out more For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. Trump tweets about off-the-record meeting with NYT publisher June 3, 2021 Find out more If approved, the deal would provide Sinclair with 233 television stations and an unprecedented 72 percent household penetration in the United States, raising concerns about the diversity of news sources available to US citizens. Sinclair has a history of infringing on the independence of its news stations, including the implementation of a scripted segment in March that warned viewers against “fake news,” in language that echoed President Trump’s own anti-media rhetoric. This isn’t the first time President Trump has advocated for Sinclair’s programming over other media outlets’. In April of this year, the president tweeted, “The Fake News Networks … are worried about the competition and quality of Sinclair Broadcast.” The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists July 30, 2018 – Updated on July 31, 2018 US — #WeeklyAddress July 23 – July 30: CNN reporter barred from White House press event Documents may support Mexican journalist’s claims that he was targeted by ICE for criticism of US immigration policy United StatesAmericas President Trump denounced in a July 24 tweet the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan to halt Sinclair’s $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media. News News Documents obtained by the Freedom of the Press Foundation may support Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez-Soto and his attorney’s claims that Gutiérrez was targeted by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) because he was critical of US immigration policy. Gutiérrez, who had been held with his 24-year-old son in a detention facility in El Paso, Texas, since December 7, 2017, was released on July 26. An internal ICE email sent February 1, 2017, to ICE agents in El Paso with the subject like “Non-detained Target List” included Gutiérrez’s name among the nearly 3,000 others on the list. Gutiérrez’s lawyer, Eduardo Beckett, told the Freedom of the Press Foundation there was no “legitimate law enforcement reason” for him to be included on an ICE target list. Two months prior to his arrest, Gutierrez accepted the National Press Club’s John Aubuchon award and gave a speech about the hypocrisy of the US government’s approach toward immigration. “Those who seek political asylum in countries like the US encounter the decisions of immigration authorities that barter away international laws,” he said. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News SAUL LOEB / AFP April 28, 2021 Find out more