Staco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Staco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Staco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Staco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng) 2010 annual report.Company ProfileStaco Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover non-life insurance for fire, general accident, motor vehicle, oil and gas, marine, aviation, bond and engineering. Other insurance products cover fidelity guarantees, professional indemnity, goods-in-transit, employer liability, burglary, public liability and group/personal accident as well as transportation insurance which includes motor, marine hull and cargo and aviation insurance. Fire and bond insurance products cover fire and special perils, homeowner/holder, all-risks, engineering and bond insurance. Customised insurance products cover motor insurance, personal protection and homeowners insurance. Staco Insurance Plc has business interests in Sierra Leone offering life and non-life insurance products to individuals and corporate customers. Formerly known as Standard Trust Assurance Plc, the company changed its name to Staco Insurance Plc in 2006. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Staco Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Fekitoa is light years in front of where Ma’a Nonu was at the same age. An innate ability to create overlaps by running hard lines before deftly shipping the ball onto a wider player in one deft movement sets him apart there. Nonu was merely a battering ram earlier in his career, but improved kicking and distribution to become a fantastically well-rounded footballer. If Fekitoa develops in a similar manner, we have a global superstar on our hands.Attacking weapon: Highlanders’ Malakai Fekitoa shows his strength and speed against the LionsOne thing is for sure, the Highlander possesses incredible drive – his mentality is perhaps the most striking thing about him. On receiving the All Blacks call-up, he wept with joy and rang his mother on Tonga’s Hapa’ai Islands. She has looked after him and his 14 siblings on her own since the death of Fekitoa’s father Eni following a car crash eight years ago.Remarkably, a 14-year-old Malakai had not yet started playing rugby at that point. As a youngster, an accident left him with a dislocated hip that made walking difficult for a whole year. He had to learn to run again, eventually being selected to tour New Zealand with Tonga’s sevens side in 2009. Fekitoa caught the eye, won a scholarship to Wesley College outside Auckland – alma mater of Jonah Lomu – and was snapped up by the Blues.Almost comically soft-spoken for such a ferocious athlete, he says intense fitness work in the off-season has allowed him to capitalise on the Highlanders’ gamble. Only qualifying for an All Black jersey on the three-year residency rule, Fekitoa would ruffle a few feathers should he get selected. But the current debate on the rugby relationship between the Pacific Islands and New Zealand is not for prospective players to get worked up about. It’s tough to begrudge him the chance to win a World Cup and ensure his family never go without.Outstanding Blues lock Patrick Tuipulotu is the other potential debutant among Hansen’s party. Given Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock are fairly tough to shift from the engine room, his best bet for Saturday is a bench berth. It’s different for Fekitoa, who appears to be in a straight shoot-out for the No 13 shirt with Conrad Smith, excellent but ageing. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS THE PROMOTION process in modern boxing is just as important as what goes on inside the ring. Alongside press conferences and trash talking, an essential part of all this is the broadcaster’s tagline for any given bout. For instance, George Groves’s knockout loss to Carl Froch on Saturday was termed ‘Unfinished Business’ by Sky Sports.As the Six Nations finished on a bright note for England, ‘The Reality Check’ seemed a good moniker for their summer tour to New Zealand. Following a first Triple Crown in 11 years and a 50-point thrashing of Italy, Stuart Lancaster’s young side would head Down Under to see exactly where they stood.To most – though crucially not those inside the camp – such optimism seems a long way off. Injuries and availability makes ‘Mission Improbable’ more appropriate, especially for Saturday’s opener at Eden Park. A few factors, not least the phenomenal form of a certain 22-year-old, is nudging ‘Mission Impossible’ into play for the more cynical.Named on Monday in Steve Hansen’s 31-man squad for the three-match series, Malakai Fekitoa is likely to get a first taste of Test rugby this month. In terms of raw materials, he’s close to flawless – think Manu Tuilagi but half an inch taller and a touch more lithe, but still muscle-bound and bristling with pace and power. In terms of ability, he’s good enough to win 80 caps and patrol New Zealand’s midfield for the next decade.To offer some perspective, this is Fekitoa’s first Super Rugby campaign. He has played every second of the Highlanders’ 14 games since making an electric try-scoring debut back in February against the Blues, who let him go at the end of last season. That decision looks mighty misguided now. Here are the statistics to match the hyperbole.Over 1040 minutes, the centre has made 121 carries into contact, breaking 51 tackles. He has offloaded 16 times and sliced through for clean line breaks on another ten occasions. Among his six tries have been a couple of jaw-droppers, the pick of them probably a 60-metre stunner that left a quartet of Sharks defenders grasping at nothing.Defensively, Fekitoa offers typical Polynesian muscle – one hit on Hurricanes’ Conrad Smith was simply savage. However, he is also intelligent in a drift system. Instead of panicking, he stalks the inside shoulder of attackers and backs his speed to cut off any outside arcs.Before we get too carried away, there are rough edges to this diamond. An off-the-ball body-check this weekend resulted in Ben Smith’s try for the Highlanders being disallowed. He could perhaps use his frame to better effect at the breakdown and a one-handed offload is not always the most accurate. That said, such criticism is seriously pernickety. Malakai Fekitoa is a new face in the All Blacks squad and big things are expected of the Highlanders centre. Here’s why… New boy: Malakai Fekitoa during All Blacks training with Israel Dagg Nothing is guaranteed. Some say Nonu and Fekitoa are too similar to form a centre partnership and Smith’s experience is too important to cast aside. Put it this way though, England probably hope Hansen feels the same.Read a feature with Crusaders and All Blacks full-back Israel Dagg in the latest issue of Rugby World, on sale now.
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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Albany, NY COVID-19 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Advent, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Advent 2020, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA COVID-19 surge forces new suspensions of in-person worship as Episcopalians look to Christmas [Episcopal News Service] Advent and Christmas services are among the most anticipated of the liturgical year. This year is no exception, but with COVID-19 cases spiking across the United States and worldwide, some Episcopal dioceses are suspending in-person worship – even if it means celebrating the birth of Jesus online.In Mississippi, the number of daily cases topped 2,000 for the first time on Dec. 2. That day, Mississippi Bishop Brian Seage halted worship services and other in-person church activities until further notice. In California, daily cases and deaths rose to new highs this week. On Dec. 10, California Bishop Marc Andrus, whose diocese encompasses the San Francisco Bay Area, announced he too was suspending all in-person gatherings.“I issue this advisory with a heavy heart,” Andrus said. “We are, after all, in Advent, a season of hopeful watching and waiting, and approaching Christmas, one of our holiest and most beloved holidays.”Other bishops and dioceses are issuing similar advisories. Some church leaders began in November to impose new restrictions, amid concern that families gathering for Thanksgiving would accelerate transmission of the coronavirus. Whatever effect that holiday had on local outbreaks, the latest national numbers are alarming: An average of more than 2,000 Americans a day have died in the past week, according to data tracked by The New York Times, making this the deadliest period of the pandemic.“Renewed restrictions, while causing short-term disappointment, will help us all traverse the coming months in greater health and with genuine care for one another, as Jesus has commanded,” the bishops of Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts said on Nov. 19 in a joint message to their dioceses.They advised churches to suspend in-person, indoor worship for the foreseeable future.“We know and grieve that the timing of these restrictions means that Advent and Christmas simply will not be observed with many of our cherished traditions this year,” the bishops said. “Instead it will be a year for small, quiet, contemplative possibilities – perhaps not unlike the lonely stable in Bethlehem shared by that little family at the Incarnation, where Christ first came to meet all our hopes and fears.”St. Andrew’s in the Valley Episcopal Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, stages a living nativity scene in December 2018. This year, congregations churchwide have developed socially distanced offerings to help parishioners celebrate Advent and Christmas safely. Photo: Diocese of Central PennsylvaniaDespite the pandemic cloud hovering over Advent, there is a silver lining: Episcopal churches have been through this before.The onset of the pandemic in mid-March during Lent fueled widespread suspensions of in-person services, and in many cases those suspensions lasted for months, upending parish life and forcing clergy and lay leaders and their congregations to get creative in how they celebrated Holy Week and Easter.“They had to kind of reinvent everything they were used to doing, and nothing felt like it should,” said the Rev. Andrew Wright, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Newark. March and April were stressful months, he told ENS, but “we’re all more experienced with how we need to do this now than we were.”The New York metro region, including New Jersey, was hit in April by one of the worst early outbreaks of the pandemic. Conditions later improved enough that the Diocese of Newark began allowing in-person worship services in July, but cases surged again in November.Newark limited attendance on Nov. 29, the first Sunday in Advent, to 10 people indoors and 50 people outdoors. With the outbreak continuing to worsen this month, the diocese has further limited in-person worship to only those needed to produce livestream services.As with Easter, the inability to gather in large numbers will make for an unprecedented Christmas, but congregations now are familiar with celebrating holidays online, Wright said. “We will have done it before, if we have to do something creative again.”With that creativity, clergy and lay leaders across the church are sending the message this Advent that the coronavirus isn’t canceling Christmas. Pageants are going online this year. Digital Advent calendars and Zoom holiday trivia are helping to make the season bright. Virtual carols are taking the place of church sanctuaries filled with song.Lay leaders, volunteers work behind-the-scenes magic to orchestrate virtual Advent and Christmas events https://t.co/oOJCoIcB60 pic.twitter.com/6fNVD6ShUK— Episcopal News Service (ENS) (@episcopal_news) December 4, 2020And dioceses and congregations are inviting Episcopalians to celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day together through their online services. With in-person worship suspended, the Diocese of Ohio announced this week that it was enlisting members of congregations across the diocese to contribute portions of the diocese’s holiday services, including a virtual choir.“Every one of us will doubtless be disappointed not to be gathering in person with our parish companions as we make the Advent journey to the stable of the Incarnation and celebrate the birth of the Savior anew in our hearts, communities, and world,” Ohio Bishop Mark Hollingsworth said in a Dec. 4 message to the diocese. Yet even in this time of illness and loss, he said, “we will hear again the angels sing and proclaim joy to the world with unfailing confidence in the incarnate love of God.”In the Diocese of Los Angeles, Bishop Suffragan Diane Bruce will join a virtual celebration of the feast of the Virgen de Guadalupe on Dec. 12, as well as a “Christmas Around the Creche” service on Christmas Day. Congregations in the diocese are planning their own online Christmas services, and Bishop John Harvey Taylor will lead an online “Festival of Lessons and Carols for Christmas” on Dec. 27.Pennsylvania Bishop Daniel Gutiérrez advised his diocese on Dec. 8 that congregations should refrain from in-person worship services for the rest of Advent because of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, but he made an exception for Christmas: Congregations may gather in person that day while limiting attendance to 25% of church capacity and following other precautions.“This year our Christmas celebrations may not take the form we expected,” Gutiérrez said, “but none of that can limit the power of Jesus Christ that will come powerfully and beautifully into our hearts and shine a light into the darkness once more.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] 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 Rector Bath, NC 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By David PaulsenPosted Dec 11, 2020 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI
Dear Pastor George,Several years ago my wife and I used to visit your old church. We visited several times, though were from St. Pete. We love your passion, you also preached with zeal, power, plus we loved your genuine heart. We are missionaries. We would love to connect with you and your church. Please email me [email protected] from Jason and Nickel Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Area Chamber of CommerceRemnant Christian Center Previous articleApopka Elementary School earns Media Festival awardNext articleHow the county hotel tax is being used Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Remnant Church plants its ministry The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Remnant Christian Center to Apopka Sunday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the new church’s worship service at the Apopka Memorial Middle School auditorium.Michelle Bankson, the Chamber’s Member Relations Director, presided over the ceremony. Also attending was Apopka Commissioner Diane Velazquez and Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings.On its website, Remnant Christian Center (RCC) is described as a community church that will meet the needs of connectivity and fellowship with the Lord Jesus and with each other.Their vision is to be a place of lasting healing and freedom to everyone, along with being a place where family relationships are restored and strengthened. A place of training, equipping and discipleship through many means such as: weekly Sunday morning services and Bible studies, restoration weekend retreats, Connect groups (small groups), departments, classes, and much more.Called to ApopkaTheir arrival in Apopka is prophetic.According to Lead Pastor George Sotolongo, the reason they were sent to Apopka was not because they thought of it, but because of divine prophetic direction and the desire of the Lord for them to be in Apopka. Before the church launch was even an idea, there was a clear prophetic declaration to Sotolongo in regards to location.“While sitting in a coffee shop in Ocoee, I received a powerful prophetic declaration while sitting with someone who is highly prophetic, and this person said: ‘I see you somewhere in the North of Ocoee. It will be a very vibrant and fruitful work of The Lord’, he said. “A couple of months later, I was meeting with a friend of his that would try to help out with an actual location for Remnant Christian Center. At that time the city was still not revealed to us where we would plant RCC. While in the car and driving to this meeting, the GPS system alerted me to turn towards Apopka. Suddenly, as I looked up at the sign on the road, my car was filled with the presence of the Lord as I saw two words stand out: “NORTH APOPKA!” Suddenly the voice of the Lord from the coffee shop several months prior that said ‘I see you somewhere in the north’ rang in George’s mind and I remembered that prophetic declaration. This is why we are planted in Apopka. This is the desire from The Lord Himself for RCC and its spiritual community.”Spirit-filled pastorsGeorge & Janice SotolongoJanice Sotolongo has been called to lead and George Sotolongo has been a Pastor for over 20 years, dedicating his life to see people from all walks of life be awakened and set free by the power of God. He is determined to see a people set apart to prepare the way of the Lord. His message of inner healing, deliverance and personal awakening is one of the main messages & anointing the Lord has given him to release in this hour.Janice has a Child Development Associate (CDA) license in early childhood education, and is currently a VPK teacher. She has a deep, burning desire to see all children walk in the fullness that God has for them. She believes that children do not have to wait until they get older to walk in the fullness of God in every area of their lives. The Lord has used Janice to train and equip hundreds of children in her lifetime to walk in confidence and in their God-given identity. Jason Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! April 23, 2020 at 10:25 am 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
ArchDaily Projects Photographs Architects: Ramón Esteve Area Area of this architecture project Area: 415 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885499/shelter-in-the-vineyard-ramon-esteve Clipboard Save this picture!© Mariela Apollonio+ 23 Share Shelter in the Vineyard / Ramón EsteveSave this projectSaveShelter in the Vineyard / Ramón Esteve “COPY” CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Fontanars dels Alforins, Spain Photographs: Mariela Apollonio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: Houses 2016 “COPY” Manufacturers: Santa & Cole, BKF: https://butterflyoriginal.com/, Gatepac, Ramón EsteveCollaborator Architects:Anna Boscà, Víctor Ruiz, Estefanía Pérez, María MartíCollaborators:Tudi Soriano, Patricia CamposTechnical Architects:Emilio PérezConstructor:COVISAL FUTUR SL.Project Manager:Gonzalo LlinVideo:Alfonso CalzaCity:Fontanars dels AlforinsCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mariela ApollonioText description provided by the architects. Shelter in the vineyard is located in the municipality of Fontanars, on the outskirts of the urban area, in an area of large areas of cultivation. The project seeks the maximum landscape and environmental integration, due to its border location between a pine forest area and the vineyards of the farm, practically diluted in the vegetation. The decision to develop the whole program in a single plan, in addition to the materiality chosen, which contributes coherent tones with the place, contributes to this.Save this picture!DiagramHow the Form is Generated”This rural shelter takes as a generative idea the traditional typology of rural housing with a gable roof, to apply a new spatial concept”, Ramón Esteve.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioIts geometry consists of schematizing the perimeter line that defines the traditional house to extrude it later, forming an envelope under which the whole project will be developed. This line-concept, converted into a long shell of concrete, articulates the whole program of the house and is traversed transversally by the rooms materialized as boxes of pine wood.Save this picture!Diagram”The volume is composed of two monolithic structures that form two large masses differentiated by their material, one of white concrete, both inside and outside, which is intersected by structural boxes of heat-treated pine wood”, Ramón Esteve.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioEnvironment and LandscapeThe access to the plot is a path wrapped in olive trees. In the background you can see the house, hidden among clusters of cypresses, poplars and pines. The entrance to the house is through one of the boxes. The central concrete space forms a common fluid area to which the rest of the rooms turn and is presided over a large chimney. Inside, the views are framed in the pine volumes that invades the central space. When conceived as a second residence, both the boxes and the porches are completely closed when the house is not inhabited.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioSpacesA large porch, located at one end, completes the house, offering a rest area linked to a dual landscape. On the one hand, the most immediate views of the pine forest and on the other to the vineyards. The house is modulated by 20cm boards that build the wooden boxes, and the boards of the concrete formwork.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioAll pine furniture and carpentry have been designed specifically for this shelter following this modulation. The materiality is consistent with the nature of its structure, whether it is white concrete or wood.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Mariela ApollonioGreen Technology”Environmentally, it follows the guidelines of a passive house. It has suitable means to take advantage of renewable energies through the use of panels for solar collection, energy supply from biomass or the collection and sustainable storage of rainwater suitable for consumption “, Ramón Esteve.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioThe energy saving is optimized thanks to the materials used and thermal insulation of rock wool with great insulating capacity. Likewise, the installation of lighting is energetically effective due to a control system that optimizes the use of natural light.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioAll the interior architecture has been designed specifically for this project including elements such as cranks, faucets, lighting pushbuttons, chimney … everything is personalized and integrated into the architecture.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioProject gallerySee allShow lessWhy Postmodernism’s New-Found Popularity Is All About Looking Forward, Not BackPublicationsWinners of the LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 for Latin America Focus on Water ManagementArchitecture News Share Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885499/shelter-in-the-vineyard-ramon-esteve Clipboard Shelter in the Vineyard / Ramón Esteve CopyAbout this officeRamón EsteveOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsFontanars dels AlforinsSpainPublished on December 15, 2017Cite: “Shelter in the Vineyard / Ramón Esteve” [Refugio en la Viña / Ramón Esteve] 15 Dec 2017. 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Vinspired, the national charity that provides opportunities for young people to do good things, has launched a crowdfunding platform to help young people achieve their own social action projects.Igniter lets young people seek funding for their ideas and activities from members of the public.Damien Austin-Walker, Head of Digital at vInspired, explained: “We already know that there’s an appetite among young people to run their own projects but a lack of suitable funding opportunities. We have created Igniter to test if the public want to help fund projects.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 January 2013 | News 91 total views, 3 views today The charity already knew from its online support platform, Junction49, that young people were committed to making a difference but that they needed funding and support to help achieve this.Within the site’s first 24 hours one project had managed to achieve its target, albeit a modest one. Current projects listed on the site include work in the areas of mental health, mentoring, social enterprise, and empowerment of young women. People who make pledges receive badges for certain amounts, for being the first to back or project, or for making the donation that enables the project to reach its target. As with most other crowdfunding sites, pledges are only collected if the project hits its financial target within the set period.The site is currently operating as a minimum viable product (MVP) while the charity tests donors’ appetite to fund such projects.http://igniter.vinspired.com Vinspired creates crowdfunding platform for young people’s community projects Tagged with: crowdfunding Digital 92 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News News News RSF_en Organisation News Authoritarianism prevents press freedom progress in much of AsiaFiji falls furthest, but big advance by Maldives ———Political power grabs dealt press freedom a great disservice again this year. A military coup caused Fiji (152nd) to fall 73 places. Soldiers moved into Fijian news rooms for several weeks and censored articles before they were published, while foreign journalists were deported. In Thailand, the endless clashes between “yellow shirts” and “red shirts” had a very negative impact on the press’s ability to work. As a result, the kingdom is now 130th.The authoritarianism of existing governments, for example in Sri Lanka (162nd) and Malaysia (131st), prevented journalists from properly covering sensitive subjects such as corruption or human rights abuses. The Sri Lankan government had a journalist sentenced to 20 years in prison and forced dozens of others to flee the country. In Malaysia, the interior ministry imposed censorship or self-censorship by threatening media with the withdrawal of their licence or threatening journalists with a spell in prison.War and terrorism wrought havoc and exposed journalists to great danger. Afghanistan (149th) is sapped not only by Taliban violence and death threats, but also by unjustified arrests by the security forces. Despite having dynamic news media, Pakistan (159th) is crippled by murders of journalists and the aggressiveness of both the Taliban and sectors of the military. It shared (with Somalia) the world record for journalists killed during the period under review.The Asian countries that least respected press freedom were, predictably, North Korea, one of the “infernal trio” at the bottom of the rankings, Burma, which still suffers from prior censorship and imprisonment, and Laos, an unchanging dictatorship where no privately-owned media are permitted.The media in China (168th) are evolving rapidly along with the rest of the country but it continues to have a very poor ranking because of the frequency of imprisonment, especially in Tibet, Internet censorship and the nepotism of the central and provincial authorities. Similarly in Vietnam (166th), the ruling Communist Party targets journalists, bloggers and press freedom activists over what they write about its concessions to China.In the good news section, Maldives (51st) climbed 53 places thanks to a successful democratic transition while Bhutan (70th) rose another four places thanks to further efforts in favour of media diversity.Asia’s few democracies are well placed in the rankings. New Zealand (13th), Australia (16th) and Japan (17th) are all in the top 20. Respect for press freedom and the lack of targeted violence against journalists enable these three countries to be regional leaders.South Korea (69th) and Taiwan (59th) fell far this year. South Korea plummeted 22 places because of the arrests of several journalists and bloggers and the conservative government’s attempts to control critical media. The new ruling party in Taiwan tried to interfere in state and privately-owned media while violence by certain activists further undermined press freedom.Two Asian countries were included in the index for the first time: Papua New Guinea (56th), which obtained a very respectable ranking for a developing country, and the Sultanate of Brunei (155th), which came in the bottom third because of the absence of an independent press. Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Receive email alerts Asia – Pacific Asia – Pacific In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival October 20, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Asia June 7, 2021 Find out more Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom to go further Help by sharing this information June 10, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more
Pinterest Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook By News Highland – November 22, 2018 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleFF Bill to regulate vulture funds expected to pass in Dail todayNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday November 22nd News Highland Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ A Christmas billboard has been removed from the Waterside area of Derry, after complaints it was not using the name ‘Londonderry’.The poster was put up with the slogan “Have yourself a Derry little Christmas.”But some unionist councillors said it should’ve also used the term ‘Londonderry’.A spokesperson for the local council said they received no complaints from the public – and were hoping to engage people with a “catchy slogan”.Picture – BBC Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows “Derry little Christmas” poster removed from Waterside WhatsApp
Siskiyou Productions(JACKSON CITY, Ore.) — An actress, who plays a murderer in a low-budget horror film, is accused of life intimidating art as she awaits trial for shooting her uncle to death.Asling “Tucker” Moore-Reed was released on bail after she was arrested for shooting her July 2016 manslaughter of Shane Moore in Jackson City, Oregon. Moore-Reed went on to audition for the leading role of “From the Dark” under the pseudonym “Wyn Reed.”Moore-Reed, 30, landed the leading role as Valerie Faust in the “rural murder-thriller” about a tour guide’s last day at work in the isolated mountains where things go wrong. In the film Faust also shoots someone to death.As the movie was filming from April 2018 to July 2018, the investigation into the 63-year-old man’s death continued. Moore-Reed’s defense team handed over her cellphone with a video she recorded of the encounter with Moore in order to provide evidence of self-defense, according to the Washington Post.After the shooting, Moore-Reed hysterically cried “I didn’t mean to shoot him in the chest,” according to the over three-minute video originally posted by The Oregonian.Moore-Reed’s mom, Kelly Moore, is a former California lawyer and also told the Washington Post her daughter acted in self-defense.The Oregon-based production company, Siskiyou Productions, tells ABC News that they found out her real-life murder case on July 23, 2018 — the day after they wrapped on “principal photography.”Because of the lack of the production company’s funds, Moore-Reed was not paid for her participation in the film and they did not conduct any background check on her.The production company said they “believed her story and felt for her deeply” when they heard her self-defense claim. But, once they saw the cellphone footage that caused the charges to get upgraded to murder, the production company’s “perspectives changed.”A trailer for “From The Dark” was released on Oct. 31 after the production company addressed the news about Moore-Reed.“We need to clear the air about some rumors that have been going around,” Siskiyou Production tells ABC News. “Our lead actress is currently facing a legal battle that we were not made aware of until after filming had wrapped. Since then we have been struggling with how to approach this unfortunate situation.”Moore-Reed is currently being held without bail and her trial is set for December. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Pacific Fleet Commander Reaffirms Alliance, Rebalance in ROK Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Pacific Fleet Commander Reaffirms Alliance, Rebalance in ROK Training & Education Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited South Korea Nov. 21-22, meeting with senior military and government leaders to reaffirm the U.S. Navy’s commitment to the alliance with the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the ongoing U.S. rebalance to the Pacific.During the two-day visit, Harris met with leaders from both the U.S. and the Republic of Korea, to include The Honorable Sung Kim, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea; Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. Forces Korea; Mr. Kim, Kwan-jin, ROK Minister of Defense; Adm. Choi, Yoon-hee , chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Adm. Hwang, Ki chul, chief of Naval Operations to discuss the strength of the alliance between the U.S. and ROK.“The prosperity enjoyed by South Korea and the United States can be directly attributed to our strong alliance,” Harris said. “Today, this alliance is stronger than ever. My priority is to support our alliance with the right U.S. Navy assets at the right time, to deter aggression, and if required, to fight when called upon.”Harris also emphasized to ROK leaders that strong alliances bring stability to Northeast Asia, which is directly in line with the intent of the U.S. rebalance to the Pacific.“Maintaining stability, peace and prosperity is what the U.S. rebalance to the Pacific is all about,” Harris said. “A key component to that policy is strengthening our regional alliances and partnerships. I am committed to deepening the maritime element of our defense relationships with all of our regional allies and partners.”Harris also thanked the people of the ROK for their support of U.S. Navy forces who are forward-deployed on the Korean peninsula.“Thanks to the wonderful support we get from the people of South Korea, the U.S. Pacific Fleet can remain forward-deployed,” said Harris. “This allows the U.S. Navy to be where it matters, when it matters.”Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea is the regional commander for the U.S. Navy in the Republic of Korea and provides expertise on naval matters to area military commanders, including the Commander for the United Nations Command, the Combined Forces Command, and Commander, U.S. Forces Korea.[mappress]Press Release, November 25, 2013; Image: US Navy November 25, 2013