Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgAluworks Limited (ALW.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAluworks Limited is an aluminium continuous casting and cold rolling mill in Ghana. It supplies high-quality aluminium coils, discs, flat sheets and sheet-in-coil raw material to small- and medium-scale factories throughout the West African sub-region. These factories manufacture household cooking utensils, corrugated roofing sheets and general fabrication products. The company also offers technical advice and support to establishments setting new manufacturing factories, assist during trial runs with sample material and supply raw material for full production. Aluworks Limited’s factory has been operational since 1985 with an installed capacity of 10 000 metric tons of various aluminium products and a plant capacity of some 30 000 metric tons per annum. Aluworks Limited was incorporated as a public limited liability company in 1996. Aluworks Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

This FTSE 100 stock has just reinstated its dividend. I’d buy today!

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Stuart Blair owns shares in Mondi. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Having suspended its final 2019 dividend in April, Mondi (LSE: MNDI) announced today that it would be resuming dividend payments. Along with a fairly strong trading update, this has seen the stock price of the paper and packaging company rise significantly. But I believe that this rise is set to continue, and I’d therefore buy the FTSE 100 stock today.Trading updateAlthough profits were hit by the pandemic, the damage at Mondi was limited compared to many other FTSE 100 stocks. Operating profits were €518m in the first six months of the year, compared to €679m in the same period last year.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 main reason for the dip in profits was the downturn within the paper industry. With offices around the country shut, the demand for paper has been significantly lower, which led to lower selling prices. As such, operating profits from the paper segment were €106m, down 45% on last year. Even so, the firm has stated that order books have improved throughout June and July, even if demand is still weaker than normal.On the other hand, profits from the packaging sector were more resilient. In fact, profits from both the corrugated and flexible packaging segments were only down 11%. This indicates a very resilient performance in testing conditions, especially as factories were forced to shut at one point.The FTSE 100 stock will pay a dividend!One of the major positives from the trading update today was the news that Mondi will resume dividend payments. This has been enabled by the robust trading performance in the first half of the year, and its strong financial position. As a result, the company has declared a dividend of 29.75 euro cents, as well as an interim dividend of 19 cents. This total of 48.75 cents will go ex-dividend on 21 August. This means that all Mondi shareholders who purchase shares before this date shall be entitled to the payment.The current dividend represents a yield of over 3%. Although slightly less than payments in the last few years, it’s still a very high yield in comparison to other FTSE 100 stocks. The company also has a dividend cover of between 2 and 3. As a result, it will still have money to deal with the impacts of the pandemic, as well as developing the business.Strong financial positionThe trading update also affirmed that Mondi has a very strong financial position. Net debt has actually decreased from €2.2bn to around €2bn, and this can be easily covered by operating cash flow.The liquidity position is also very strong. In fact, the group has access to net cash of €606m and €805m of undrawn committed debt facilities. This large amount of cash should help the company deal with the crisis and capitalise on any opportunities that arise.After this recent trading update, I’m very confident about the future of this FTSE 100 stock. The return of dividends is very welcome news, and the firm has evidently managed to cope well with the challenging environment. I’d therefore buy Mondi shares today. This FTSE 100 stock has just reinstated its dividend. I’d buy 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Stuart Blair | Thursday, 6th August, 2020 | More on: MNDI 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. See all posts by Stuart Blairlast_img read more

France: Top 14 Rugby Schedule on TV5MONDE

first_imgFri 17th June 201619.45 (GMT)TOP 14 – semi-final in Rennes Sat 18th June 201619.45 (GMT)TOP 14 – semi-final in Rennes Friday 24 June 201619:45 (GMT)TOP 14 – Final atCamp Nou Barcelona Clash of the titans: Clermont will take on Racing 92 in the first Top 14 semi-final After the games, you can settle in for an in-depth discussion on all aspects of the French league tune into the weekly rugby news programme Jour de rugby on TV5MONDE Sundays at 10am (in French no subtitles sorry so brush off that GCSE grade Franglais!)Heavyweight battle: Toulon will face the South African-influence Montpellier tomorrow nightIf a bit of rugby à la Française has whetted your appetite for all things French then have a look at TV5MONDE’s prime time daily films, drama or entertainment every evening at 8pm – all with English subtitles for everyone to enjoy. In May enjoy a Cannes film festival special with award-winning films from past festivals plus live footage and interviews with stars at the festival shown all month long. Go to europe.tv5monde.com/en for listings and more.center_img Watch the French Top 14 LIVE with TV5MONDE free to standard Sky and Virgin viewers Hosting the world’s biggest stars like Dan Carter, Bryan Habana and Quade Cooper, the Top 14 is, arguably, Europe’s Premier rugby competition and with weeks to go, it’s edging towards a thrilling denouement, with sides like Clermont Auvergne, Montpellier, Toulon and Racing 92 duking it out in the semi-finals this weekend to get the chance to lift the prestigious Bouclier de Brennus at the Nou Camp.If you don’t want to miss any of the action, fear not, as TV5MONDE – the international French-language TV Channel has it covered. It’s showing the semi-finals live, available on Sky 796 and Virgin 825 and Téléfrance.co.uk (part of standard packages – with no add-ons required!) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Front rowers Ben Daley and Dan Palmer square off in Brisbane

first_imgMonday Apr 9, 2012 Front rowers Ben Daley and Dan Palmer square off in Brisbane Jannie Du Plessis of the Sharks was given an off-field yellow card for striking against the Hurricanes, and two others have also received the same punishment, following an altercation in the Reds vs Brumbies Super Rugby game in Brisbane on Saturday. In the case of the Hurricanes vs Sharks fight, it was two players that sparked it and the rest joined in, breaking off into about three seperate little skirmishes spread across half the field.This one at Suncorp Stadium featured just two players, front rowers Ben Daley and Dan Palmer, as they squared off during the Reds’ 20-13 win over the Brumbies. The one-on-one scrap was later reviewed by the SANZAR citing commisioners.Off-field yellow cards have been issued to each player, an occurence that takes place when an incident is deemed to be close to – but not quite – red card territory.They were punished for contravening Law 10.4(a): Punching or Striking an Opponent.Referee Steve Walsh penalised Palmer, who could be seen throwing the first punch to the midriff of Daley, who then retaliated with a few wild blows. Eventually it took scrumhalf Nick White’s intervention to sort things out.“It was a bit of a sideshow. The crowd seemed to enjoy it. I think it’s safe to say neither of them have a career as a boxer,” said Reds captain James Horwill. View a quick highlights summary of the matchADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 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

Bruggerberg / Ken Architekten

first_img Switzerland Architects: Ken Architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Year:  Projects Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/538654/bruggerberg-ken-architekten Clipboard 2013 2013 Bruggerberg / Ken ArchitektenSave this projectSaveBruggerberg / Ken Architekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/538654/bruggerberg-ken-architekten Clipboardcenter_img CopyApartments•Brugg, Switzerland Bruggerberg / Ken Architekten Year:  photographs:  Hannes HenzPhotographs:  Hannes HenzCivil Engeneer:Heyer Kaufmann Partner, Baden and ZurichCity:BruggCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hannes HenzRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. The building defies the conventional idea of what a terraced house should look like. The 16 condominium apartments are fused like islands into an overall form with clearly defined edges. The shape clings to the contours of the existing terrain, reacting to the course of the slope with differentiated oblique angles. With its choice of materials, colouration, lack of detail and large scale, the volume seems to be part of the Bruggerberg hill.Save this picture!SectionEight simply structured 4.5- to 5.5-room apartments are arranged along the east and west sides of a central stairway. The main floor of each flat has floor-to-ceiling windows across its entire breadth, facing onto a terrace. Rooms can optionally be separated off with lightweight partition walls. The garage on the ground floor serves as a noise barrier toward the busy main street. On the other floors, stout balustrades and the closing off of the terraces at the sides create quiet, private living areas and outdoor spaces.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzProject gallerySee allShow lessWhy Not Hand A Hermit Crab a Shelter?Architecture NewsC-Q Project / JSªSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Brugg, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeKen ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBruggHousingResidentialSwitzerlandPublished on August 23, 2014Cite: “Bruggerberg / Ken Architekten” 23 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 Save this picture!© Hannes Henz+ 22 Share “COPY” “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

Cheolmin’s Jip-soori / Moohoi Architecture Studio

first_img “COPY” Projects Photographs 2015 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778624/cheolmins-jip-soori-moohoi-architecture-studio Clipboard South Korea 2015 Save this picture!© Kim Jae-Kwan+ 12 Share CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Seoul, South Korea “COPY” Area:  37 m² Area:  37 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMoohoi Architecture StudioOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentSeoulSouth KoreaPublished on December 15, 2015Cite: “Cheolmin’s Jip-soori / Moohoi Architecture Studio” 14 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Cheolmin’s Jip-soori / Moohoi Architecture Studio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/778624/cheolmins-jip-soori-moohoi-architecture-studio Clipboard photographs:  Kim Jae-KwanPhotographs:  Kim Jae-KwanArchitect In Charge:Kim Jae-KwanConstruction:Kim Jaekwan. Lee Keejoo, Kim Taehwan, Kim Sungjae.Jeong-YoungtaekCity:SeoulCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kim Jae-KwanRecommended ProductsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorPlasticsKalwall®Kalwall in Psychotherapy and Counseling CenterText description provided by the architects. I started the project with a light-hearted attitude, thinking that we can always take back these resources if we need it at another location, but the project became bigger than I thought.Save this picture!© Kim Jae-KwanThe advantages of using available resources is that they are easy to find anywhere and anytime, they are a quick fix, can find workers easily, and aids with a well-balanced construction program. Moreover, if the building is determined as illegal, it is easy to tear down the building or argue that it is still in the process of being constructed.Save this picture!New Floor PlanProfessor Tomii Masanori told his students while lecturing in this house that ‘nothing in this house can be found in catalogues’, referring to the fact that the house was filled with hand-made goods rather than off-the-shelf products. Although it was difficult than originally thought, the goad of the plan was clear because it is almost impossible to find non-factory made materials in stores.Save this picture!© Kim Jae-KwanTo assess the results, the process was vastly uneconomical than using factory-produced goods, consumed more time, lacks precision than machine-made products, and caused more trials and errors. However, I learned that it was worth the endeavor and found the direction for the way ahead. I will continue to believe that this no-doubt uneconomical, time consuming, far from precise, prone to error, atypical method is the right way-because life is more important than the house.Save this picture!© Kim Jae-KwanKim Jaekwan a principle of moohoi Archtrecture Studio is known for his past designs for protestant church buildings such as Kangjeong Presbyterial Church, and Pulhyanggi Presbyterian Church. However, of late he has started enjoying renovating wear and tear, old, dilapidated and unfashionable houses by disassembling, measuring, drilling, digging and patching them up.Save this picture!© Kim Jae-KwanHe now lives as a residential design builder [carpenter] enjoying the company of rusty iron, bent metal, stubborn rock, trees and wind, light and water.Save this picture!© Kim Jae-KwanProject gallerySee allShow lessKitsuregawa / Nakayama ArchitectsSelected ProjectsCYIN / ArchiLabSelected Projects Share Cheolmin’s Jip-soori / Moohoi Architecture StudioSave this projectSaveCheolmin’s Jip-soori / Moohoi Architecture Studio Year:  Architects: Moohoi Architecture Studio Area Area of this architecture project Houses ArchDaily Cheolmin’s Jip-soori / Moohoi Architecture Studiolast_img read more

In complaint filed in Lithuania, RSF accuses Lukashenko of hijacking with terrorist intent

first_imgWhat took place on 23 May constitutes a crime under Lithuanian law. The threat of the use of armed force by a military plane against a civilian plane, to make it change course under the false pretext of a bomb alert is penalised by article 251 of the criminal code, which punishes “the hijacking of an aircraft by means of a firearm, explosive or other means endangering the life or health of the crew or passengers of the aircraft.” BelarusLithuaniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Council of EuropeImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionExiled mediaJudicial harassmentViolence BelarusLithuaniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Council of EuropeImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionExiled mediaJudicial harassmentViolence News May 25, 2021 In complaint filed in Lithuania, RSF accuses Lukashenko of hijacking with terrorist intent RSF_en In response to the diversion of a Ryanair flight carrying 126 passengers, including Belarusian journalist Raman Pratasevich, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has formally asked Lithuania’s prosecutors to investigate Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and any other person they identify for criminal hijacking. RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Receive email alerts “We decided to file a complaint against Alexander Lukashenko himself because he was the direct instigator of this act of hijacking for terrorist purposes, and the term is not excessive,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “The Lithuanian criminal code penalises hijacking a plane ‘by threatening the lives or health of the crew or passengers’ and defines ‘terrorist aim’ as ‘intent to intimidate the public or part of the public.’ By this unprecedented act, Alexander Lukashenko wanted to reinforce intimidation of the public, especially journalists.” After a detailed statement of the facts, RSF’s letter dismisses the “bomb alert” claim made by Minsk to justify diverting the plane as clearly fabricated. There are many “credible reasons for believing that the bomb claim was a false alarm used by the Belarusian government to force the plane to land with the aim of arresting the journalist,” the complaint says.  The complaint demonstrates that President Lukashenko’s order sending a Belarusian air force MiG-29 to intercept the Ryanair flight constituted “endangering the life or health of the crew or passengers.” The complaint details the many reasons for concluding that the bomb alert was just a false alarm used as a pretext to force the plane to land and arrest the journalist Raman Pratasevich.Finally, the complaint shows that the arrest’s sole aim was to intimidate the public, especially all critical journalists in Belarus and abroad. It says: “There is no doubt that Pratasevich’s arrest, following an unprecedented hijacking of an international plane, is intended to intimidate all Belarusian journalists, inside and outside the country. This event is intended to show them that, wherever they are, they can be apprehended by the regime and put in prison. It shows that the regime will not hesitate to arrest anyone who criticizes it.”The confession extracted from Pratasevich and broadcast on Belarusian television yesterday, in which he recognises that he is guilty of the charge of organising “mass riots,” confirms this cynical strategyAttempt to destabilise the European Union Credit: PETRAS MALUKAS / AFP Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says News Newscenter_img June 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Significantly, article 7 of Lithuania’s criminal code states: “Persons are held responsible under this code regardless of their nationality and place of residence, also of the place of commission of a crime and whether the act committed is punished under the laws of the place of the commission of the crime, when they commit (…) acts of terrorism and crimes linked to terrorist activity.” June 4, 2021 Find out more News RSF is also of the view that, “by attacking a European aircraft flying between two European capitals, an aircraft registered in an EU member state (Poland), and belonging to a company based in another EU member state (Ireland),” the hijacking was designed to destabilise the European Union. “This attack has tested the EU, as the European Council’s reaction today made clear,” RSF said. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Related documents Читать на русском / Read in RussianPDF – 124.17 KB The complaint targets President Lukashenko and any other person the investigators may identify as responsible. RSF says the prosecutors must determine whether or not Lukashenko may claim immunity as head of state, bearing in mind that the alleged acts fall outside the scope of his office. A recent decision by the German federal court of justice suggests that he could not claim such immunity.Belarus fell five places in RSF’s 2021 World Press Freedom Index and is now ranked 158th out of 180 countries. Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia June 7, 2021 Find out more to go further Читать на русском / Read in RussianIn a letter sent today to the prosecutor-general’s office, RSF requests that the Belarusian air force’s diversion of Ryanair flight RF4978 from Athens to Vilnius at President Lukashenko’s direct and evident instigation be investigated as the “hijacking of an aircraft with criminal intent,” as defined in articles 251 and 252-1 of Lithuania’s criminal code. Organisation last_img read more

No verdict in Zhao Yan trial as court ignores legal deadline

first_imgNews News Follow the news on China News RSF_en June 16, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 No verdict in Zhao Yan trial as court ignores legal deadline Reporters Without Borders expressed concern today at the “completely illegal” handling by the authorities of the case of New York Times employee Zhao Yan, who faces the death penalty for “fraud” and “revealing state secrets.” The organisation calls for the immediate release of the laureate of the 2005 Reporters Without Borders press freedom prize.No verdict has been announced within the official six-week time limit (which expired on 25 July) after his behind closed doors trial on 16 June by the Beijing no. 2 intermediate court.The New York Times has applied for his release and his lawyer, Guan Anping, said it was hoped the authorities would “recognise the irregularities in the case and take a just decision.”———–16.06.07 – Zhao Yan tried quickly behind closed doors, without witnesses appearing in court中文版本The way New York Times researcher Zhao Yan was tried today in Beijing on charges of divulging state secrets and fraud – behind closed doors, in just a few hours, without witnesses being questioned and with just documents being read out – was “disgraceful”, Reporters Without Borders said.“This summary trial was clearly determined by political and partisan interests and violated the most elementary defence rights,” the press freedom organisation said. “What kind of judicial system would have us believe it can try someone on such a serious charge in just one day?”Zhao’s lawyer, Mo Shaoping, told Reporters Without Borders that the trial, held before the Beijing People’s Intermediate Court No. 2, was over. “The court followed the formal procedure” but had not yet given its verdict, he said. Although no witnesses were questioned, Zhao was present and was able to speak, pleading not guilty, he said. Another defence lawyer said Zhao appeared to be in better health than during his first few months in detention.The lawyers were not supposed to comment on the trial as the charges included divulging state secrets, for which Zhao faces a possible death sentence.Zhao’s sister, Zhao Kun, asked to attend the trial but the judicial authorities refused her request. She nonetheless went to the courthouse with several friends and foreign journalists.Zhao, laureate of the 2005 Reporters Without Borders press freedom prize, was detained on 17 September 2004 for allegedly revealing to his New York Times editors, before it was officially announced, that former President Jiang Zemin was about to resign from his last political post of influence. He was formally placed under arrest a month later, on 20 October 2004. to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders voices outrage about the way Zhao Yan was tried today by the Beijing People’s Intermediate Court No. 2 on charges of divulging state secrets and fraud. The trial violated the most elementary defence rights, the press freedom organisation says. News Help by sharing this information center_img April 27, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Related documents 中文版本PDF – 48.66 KB ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

Preserving history: Allen takes senior adults back in time

first_img “If it had not been for these newspapers, much of the history of towns like Brundidge would have been lost,” he said. “These papers tell how it was a hundred years ago.“I didn’t know that back then general stores sold coffee and coffins. You could get the Brundidge News for a dollar a year. I didn’t know Brundidge was such a bustling town with so many stores. I learned a lot about Brundidge in just a few minutes looking through those binders.”Turner said he appreciates the work Allen and his staff are doing to preserve the county’s history.“You won’t find that kind of history in a book,” he said. “I’m glad to know that Judge Allen and his staff are taking care of that for us.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Print Article “Years ago, newspapers were the social media for the towns,” Allen said. “Newspapers were how people knew what was going on. Reading the newspaper, you could find out who was ‘in town’ and get the train schedule from Troy to Tennille. You could learn the details of the cyclone that hit Banks. People got their news from the newspaper.”But it wasn’t just local news that newspapers recorded.“Newspapers included all kinds of history,” Allen said. “They included national news as well as local news. Newspapers are the recorded history of our communities and, at the Probate Judge’s office, we believe that newspapers should be preserved. We are dedicated to seeing that the county’s newspapers and all the county’s recorded history are preserved.”Freddie Turner said looking through the old newspapers made him realize the value of what the judge and his staff have done. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Published 4:00 am Thursday, August 27, 2015 MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLPike County Probate Judge Wes Allen was the guest of the Brundidge Nutrition Center Wednesday. He treated the seniors to ice cream and shared what his office is doing to preserve the history of Pike County. From left, Bob Snyder, Virginia Bryan and Geraldine Snell took their turns turning the pages of the history of Brundidge as it is recorded in old newspapers.History might seem like a dull and boring subject but when Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen began flipping through a binder of Pike County history, he drew a steady crowd.Allen visited the Brundidge Nutrition Center at noon Wednesday. His purpose was two-fold – actually three-fold considering the hamburger lunch he enjoyed.Allen treated the senior adults to the dessert everyone screams for in the summertime, ice cream. Then he “threw the books” at them. You Might Like IN DEMAND: Natural gas subject of Troy Rotary program MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLGreg Henderson, Southeast Alabama Gas District, was the featured speaker at the Tuesday meeting of the Troy Rotary… read more He brought two bound volumes of the town’s early newspaper, The Brundidge News, for the senior adults to view. One volume was dated 1912 and the other 1895.“All of the county records are stored in a vault at the Pike County Courthouse,” Allen said. “Among those records are newspapers, which are recorded histories of the Pike County community. Many of the documents had started to deteriorate. In an effort to preserve these records and documents, the probate office has dedicated funds and resources to restore and preserve them for future generations.”MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLMESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLPike County Probate Judge Wes Allen was the guest of the Brundidge Nutrition Center Wednesday. He treated the seniors to ice cream and shared what his office is doing to preserve the history of Pike County.To do so, the pages of the newspapers have been laminated in plastic and placed in binders. The pages may be handled extensively without causing any further deterioration. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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. 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Deformation in Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica: measuring shear-wave anisotropy from icequakes

first_imgIce streams provide major drainage pathways for the Antarctic ice sheet. The stressdistribution and style of flow in such ice streams produce elastic and rheological anisotropy, whichinforms ice-flow modelling as to how ice masses respond to external changes such as global warming.Here we analyse elastic anisotropy in Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica, using observations of shearwavesplitting from three-component icequake seismograms to characterize ice deformation via crystalpreferredorientation. Over 110 high-quality measurements are made on 41 events recorded at fivestations deployed temporarily near the ice-stream grounding line. To the best of our knowledge, this isthe first well-documented observation of shear-wave splitting from Antarctic icequakes. The magnitudeof the splitting ranges from 2 to 80ms and suggests a maximum of 6% shear-wave splitting. The fastshear-wave polarization direction is roughly perpendicular to ice-flow direction. We consider threemechanisms for ice anisotropy: a cluster model (vertical transversely isotropic (VTI) model); a girdlemodel (horizontal transversely isotropic (HTI) model); and crack-induced anisotropy (HTI model).Based on the data, we can rule out a VTI mechanism as the sole cause of anisotropy – an HTI componentis needed, which may be due to ice crystal a-axis alignment in the direction of flow or the alignment ofcracks or ice films in the plane perpendicular to the flow direction. The results suggest a combination ofmechanisms may be at play, which represent vertical variations in the symmetry of ice crystal anisotropyin an ice stream, as predicted by ice fabric models.last_img read more