ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileARDOVA PLC formerly (Forte Oil Plc) sources and markets petroleum products in Nigeria which includes fuels, production chemicals, lubricants, greases and power generation for automobiles, aircraft, machines and equipment. The Fuel division supplies white petroleum products, aviation turbine kerosene and Jet A-1 aviation fuels; the Upstream division supplies ancillary products for the exploration and production sub-sector of the oil and gas industry; retail and industrial products include lubricants and grease; organic and petro-chemicals; premium motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and fuel oils. Forte Oil Plc also has business interests in power generation through the 414MW Geregu power plant located in Kogi state. Established in 1964 and formerly known as African Petroleum Plc, the company changed its name to Forte Oil Plc in 2010. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. ARDOVA PLC is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileStandard Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering general and risk insurance as well as life assurance and annuity products and services for corporate and high net-worth individuals. Home insurance products cover homeowners, burglary and housebreaking, fire and special perils, risk and computer/electronics insurance. Business insurance products include professional indemnity, consequential loss, goods-in-transit, machinery breakdown, public/product liability, contractors all-risk and fidelity guarantee insurance. Engineering insurance products cover erection and plant all-risks insurance. Special risk insurance covers boiler and pressure vessels, marine cargo and hull, oil and gas, aviation insurance, travel and compulsory insurance. Formerly known as Jubilee Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Standard Alliance Insurance Plc in 1996. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Standard Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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A safe-haven stock with big dividends that I’d buy for my ISA

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Royston Wild With financial markets set to remain volatile for some time yet, loading up on stable safe-haven stocks continues to be a good idea. Assura (LSE: AGR) is one such share I’d happily stash my ISA cash into.Healthcare stocks are some of those most popular targets when the economy is beginning to flag. We still need drugs and critical medical services irrespective of whatever troubles are raging outside our windows. And as a creator and manager of general practitioner (or GP) surgeries and other primary healthcare facilities, this particular FTSE 250 stock is a wise buy for ISA investors in these troubled times. News in early April that “March quarter rents [are] being received in line with normal patterns” underlined the robustness of the company’s operations.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…Don’t think of Assura as a stodgy defensive pick, though. Through its aggressive expansion policy, it’s putting itself in the box seat to capitalise on the UK’s ageing population and turbocharge profits growth. A mix of acquisition activity and new developments meant that it had 576 properties on its books as of December. This represented an increase of 13 from end of 2018.Estimates show that half of Britain’s GP surgeries are not fit for purpose. The demand outlook for Assura’s state-of-the-art properties looks quite bright for the next few decades then.A perky pipelineNow, the Covid-19 outbreak threatens to put the brakes on Assura’s grand plans. In last month’s update, the healthcare firm advised that it is following government lockdown advice concerning its construction sites. And as a consequence, it said that it’s “prepared for delays to anticipated completion dates for our on-site developments and start dates of the immediate pipeline.”This is a mere hindrance to the FTSE 250 firm’s growth strategy, of course, rather than a critical development. In fact Assura’s pipeline remains quite mighty. On the acquisition side, its immediate pipeline stands at £67m, while its corresponding development pipeline sits at £77m. It’s in great shape to keep expanding its estate once lockdown measures are eased.What’s more, a recent share placing saw the property giant raise £185m last month. The move gives it scope to transact an extra £250m of property additions before the group’s loan-to-value level hits the 40% marker, a level that could see its corporate rating take a hit.A terrific ISA buyIn the meantime, City analysts expect the healthcare play to grow annual earnings by single-digit percentages. They forecast rises of 1% and 6% for the fiscal years to March 2021 and 2022 respectively. Predictions of more profits growth underpin expectations of more dividend growth too. Thus yields sit at a chunky 3.7% and 3.9% for this year and next.Assura commands a princely premium at current prices around 80p. A price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 28 times illustrates this point. But don’t turn your nose up. I reckon the firm’s safe-haven qualities, coupled with its exciting growth strategy, merit a hefty price tag. I’d happily add it to my own ISA.center_img A safe-haven stock with big dividends that I’d buy for my ISA Royston Wild | Friday, 8th May, 2020 | More on: AGR Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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Joint Houses In Barcelona / Q d’ARQUITECTURA

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Jordi Grané AranText description provided by the architects. The housing should occupy a portion of land resulting from segregation of a plot already built. The existing house –belonging to the parents-, and the new one –belonging to their sons-, must maintain a reasonable level of privacy, despite sharing the joint use of the courtyard, and without establishing a physical boundary between the two parcels. Save this picture!© Jordi Grané AranTaking advantage of the gentle cross slope of the plot, the new house is placed in a slightly lower level than the existing one. The ground floor is protected from view by the retaining wall that spans the gap between the two houses, so it can be fully glazed, in constant relationship with the court by porches. Save this picture!© Jordi Grané AranThe upper floor, exposed to view, is developed in an essentially opaque prism, concentrating all the openings in a gallery facing south. Save this picture!© Jordi Grané AranThe sharp contrast between the lightness and transparency of the ground floor and the weight of the upper floor, along with large porches and cantilevers and the continuous relationship between interior and exterior, are the main formal features of the project.Save this picture!© Jordi Grané AranProject gallerySee allShow lessCloset House / ConsextoArticlesAD Round Up: Most tweeted articles of 2010Articles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/97782/joint-houses-in-barcelona-q-darquitectura Clipboard Projects Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2008 Save this picture!© Jordi Grané Aran+ 14 Share CopyHouses•Matadepera, Spain Architects: Q d’ARQUITECTURA Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/97782/joint-houses-in-barcelona-q-darquitectura Clipboard Photographs Joint Houses In Barcelona / Q d’ARQUITECTURASave this projectSaveJoint Houses In Barcelona / Q d’ARQUITECTURA Year:  Joint Houses In Barcelona / Q d’ARQUITECTURA Spain Houses “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeQ d’ARQUITECTURAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesMatadeperaSpainPublished on December 23, 2010Cite: “Joint Houses In Barcelona / Q d’ARQUITECTURA” 23 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave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 streamlast_img read more

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Hi-Lo House / CAPD

first_imgArchDaily Area:  137 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2017 Architects: CAPD Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886761/hi-lo-house-capd Clipboard Construction: Hi-Lo House / CAPDSave this projectSaveHi-Lo House / CAPD “COPY” Projects “COPY” Site Area:215.62 sqmArchitects In Charge:Kazuo Monnai, Hirokazu Ohara, Dai Tsunenobu, Kazuya MasuiCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© ad hoc inc – Daisuke ShimaSave this picture!PlansText description provided by the architects. A rectangular site with a long depth to the frontage that is well seen in urban areas. The building which will be seen only like a one-story warehouse at first glance from the road side is a house planned this time.Save this picture!© ad hoc inc – Daisuke ShimaThe front door was designed to be put from the side, and the roof and the wall were set. It’s just this, but it’s a nifty space to keep your privacy, your bicycle, and your luggage when you open it when it rains or when you lock it up.Save this picture!© ad hoc inc – Daisuke ShimaSave this picture!© ad hoc inc – Daisuke ShimaWhen you enter, the first impression of the appearance is changed, and it becomes a large space blown up to 5m super. From there, the courtyard is then followed by a full two-storey room. The roof which keeps climbing from the entrance is interrupted once in the courtyard part, and it descends slowly as the top of the courtyard side of the room space.Save this picture!SectionBecause it is a building with “length” along the site shape, a big height difference fits without impossibility, and it finished to the building with movement. As well as the actual height of the appearance, of course, the expression of the size of the gap that I felt when I entered from outside, nicknamed “Hi HOUSE”.Save this picture!© ad hoc inc – Daisuke ShimaProject gallerySee allShow lessWujiachang Kindergarten / Atelier FrontiSelected ProjectsEntrance for XANADU Park / Atelier Li XinggangSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeCAPDOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJapanPublished on January 16, 2018Cite: “Hi-Lo House / CAPD” 15 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore 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 Nishino Co.Ltd Photographs Year:  Save this picture!© ad hoc inc – Daisuke Shima+ 24Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Manufacturers: Kaldewei, Lixil Corporation, NEW LIGHT POTTERY Houses Hi-Lo House / CAPD Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886761/hi-lo-house-capd Clipboard Photographs:  ad hoc inc – Daisuke Shima Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Japanlast_img read more

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Heroic Muslim woman stands up to Trump’s Islamophobia

first_imgRose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant, rose up against Donald Trump’s Islamophobia at a Rock Hill, S.C., rally on Jan. 8.Visible behind Trump in media coverage, Hamid wore a white hijab and a turquoise shirt emblazoned with “Salam, I come in peace.”Hamid silently stood up in protest when Republican presidential candidate Trump made racist insinuations that Syrian refugees fleeing U.S.-instigated war were “terrorists.” Trump supporters began shouting at Hamid to leave, with one person saying, “Do you have a bomb?” She replied, “No. Do you?” (CNN, Jan. 9)Hamid is president of Muslim Women of the Carolinas and supports the rights of the Palestinian people, a stand now being used to vilify her on social media.Several protesters accompanying her also wore yellow, eight-pointed stars, a common symbol in the Islamic world. These bore the words “Muslim” or “Stop Islamophobia.” The yellow stars echoed the six-pointed badges that the Nazis forced Jews to wear during the European Holocaust. (Washington Post, Jan. 9)Marty Rosenbluth, who wore this badge and stood next to Hamid, is a North Carolina pro-bono lawyer for immigrants and is Jewish. He has previously worked with the General Federation of Palestinian Trade Unions. (Indy Week, Jan. 2013)At the rally, Trump called for a ban on all Syrian refugees in the U.S. He has previously floated proposals to create both a database of Muslims and a ban on Muslims entering the country.Protests of Trump’s racism and Islamophobia have become more common and forceful since lone Black Lives Matter protester, Mercutio Southall Jr., was kicked and beaten by Trump supporters at a Birmingham, Ala., rally on Nov. 22.During Trump’s Dec. 4 rally in Raleigh, N.C., activists from a statewide coalition constantly interrupted him. On Jan. 7, in Burlington, Vt., hecklers repeatedly disrupted Trump despite his staff asking in-line ticketholders if they supported Trump — and kicking out anyone who said, “No!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Seventh journalist forced to flee since start of the year, two others threatened by suspected paramilitaries

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today said it was devastated to learn that Otoniel Sánchez, a journalist working for local TV station CNC in the southwestern city of Cartago, was forced to flee the city after an attack on his home on 19 October. The press freedom organisation also condemned repeated attempts by a group of suspected paramilitaries known as the “Black Eagles” to intimidate journalists Vanny Johann Sierra Mójica of the Hoy Diario de Magdalena newspaper and Camilo Munive of Radio Galeón in the northern Santa Marta area in the past month.“The situation of these journalists unfortunately reflects that of all the local press in Colombia, which has to censor itself if it wants to survive and keep on working,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We voice our full support for these three journalists and we urge the authorities to protect them.”The organisation added: “Those who investigate the threats against Sánchez should take a look at the Cartago municipal government. As for the ‘Black Eagles,’ they must be quickly dismantled and their members must be punished. And the demobilisation of Colombia’s paramilitaries must be accompanied by effective disarmament.”According to the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP), gunmen fired on Sánchez’s home in Cartago at 2 a.m. on 19 October after he reported mismanagement at the municipal ice rink. Sánchez told the FLIP he had repeatedly received threatening phone calls. “We are tired of your comments,” a caller said on one occasion.The night before the shooting attack, Sánchez received an anonymous phone call in which he was asked if he had received the package sent to his office. In fact, Sánchez’s colleagues returned the package to the delivery company fearing it might be a parcel bomb. It was finally opened by police bomb disposal experts, who found three 9 mm bullets inside, the same calibre as those fired at his home. There was also a message inside the package that said: “You journalists think the bullet won’t hit you but you are completely wrong. Or have you forgotten what happened to Polanco, of the same TV station?” CNC news director Oscar Polanco was murdered in Cartago on 4 February 2004. Cartago-based radio journalist Candela Estéreo meanwhile received a parcel bomb on 3 October which fortunately did not go off.Sánchez is the seventh journalist to have to flee the region where they work in Colombia since the start of the year. Exactly when he left Cartago and where he has gone is being kept secret.In Ciénaga, 30 km outside Santa Marta, Sierra has received four letters and Munive has received 10 phone calls in the past month telling them to shut up and leave the town where they both work as local correspondents. They told Reporters Without Borders the harassment began after they reported an increase in the local murder rate a month ago. The messages are signed “Black Eagles,” who are assumed to be a local paramilitary group. Several demobilised paramilitaries were arrested and questioned by the police as part of their initial investigation into the threats. Ciénaga is currently home to about 180 former members of the right-wing paramilitary groups that used to combat the left-wing guerrillas. These groups have been demobilised and are now the recipients of government-run social reintegration programmes.The local police chief told Reporters Without Borders he checked the activities of the demobilised paramilitaries every month but acknowledged that some of them had “not followed the path they were supposed to take in the reintegration process.” At the same time, the threats against the two journalists could also have come from ordinary criminals.Munive has been given police protection after filing a complaint, but Sierra did not follow suit, fearing that it might only expose him to greater danger. October 25, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Seventh journalist forced to flee since start of the year, two others threatened by suspected paramilitaries Receive email alerts News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia ColombiaAmericas ColombiaAmericas Follow the news on Colombia RSF_en Reportscenter_img October 21, 2020 Find out more Organisation May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America to go further News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Newslast_img read more

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Milford Care Centre brings Limerick communities together

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Print Twitter Previous articleMore detail needed on capital programmeNext articleOpinion – The Irishman who ran for England – Jim Hogan RIP Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email TAGSlimerickMilford Care CentreMilford Compassionate Communities center_img Facebook Linkedin MAYOR of Limerick’s Metropolitan District, Cllr Michael Sheahan, has praised Milford Care Centre’s Compassionate Communities project for bringing people together to help each other through the difficult issues of death, dying, loss and care.Speaking at the Compassionate Communities Project Seed Grant Awards and Film Launch last Friday, Cllr Sheahan (FG) reflected on the importance of communities joining together to support people during difficult times, when people can be at their most vulnerable.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Milford Care Centre’s Compassionate Communities project is reigniting the old concept of ‘Meitheal’ bringing people together to help each other through the difficult issues of death, dying, loss and care,” he commented.The Project Seed grant scheme, now in it’s third round of awards, recently invited applications for brilliant ideas that can make a difference to how communities engage with issues around death, dying, loss and care.The grants, which are matched with direct funding, or funding in kind, from community groups, have been awarded to projects including: Le Chéile Youth Space Factory; Bedford Row Family Project; Abbeyfeale Town Park and Glorach Community Theatre; University Hospital Limerick; West Limerick School Completion Project and Abbeyfeale Spiritual Garden of Remembrance Project.Compassionate Communities Project co-ordinator, Dr Kathleen McLoughlin, commented, “It’s wonderful how communities can get an idea off of the ground with just a small amount of funding that can make such a difference to other people.”In addition to the awarding of seed grant funding, the Compassionate Communities Project also launched two new short films. The films, developed by recent UL Computer Science graduates, known as Bold Pup Media led by Killian Stone encourage people to think and talk about their wishes at the end of life.CEO of Milford Care Centre, Pat Quinlan, stated, “The new films are absolutely excellent, and reflect how, by working in partnership with the University of Limerick we are able to develop new resources and in turn offer young graduates an opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in the field of death, dying, loss and care. We wish the best of luck to the seed grant recipients and look forward to seeing the projects up and running later this year.”The next round of grant funding will open for submissions in September 2015. To find out more, log on to www.compassionatecommunities.ie. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLocal NewsMilford Care Centre brings Limerick communities togetherBy Alan Jacques – January 15, 2015 858 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Protesters call for Council action on mental health crisis

first_imgLimerick Post Show | Limerick Mental Health Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement Print Green Ribbon Month aims to help end stigma and discrimination about mental health NewsCommunityHealthPoliticsVideoProtesters call for Council action on mental health crisisBy Alan Jacques – October 11, 2019 180 Karen seeks mental health support for cancer patients Linkedin Twitter Text for mental health supportcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook participants in the protest “Stand up for Mental Health” outside Limerick City and County Council offices on Merchant’s Quay. Photo: Cian ReinhardtTHE ‘Stand Up For Mental Health’ campaign, which last month saw protesters enter the council chambers at City Hall to call for action in Limerick, is now planning another protest.Campaigners say they have no choice but to call another protest to highlight the lack of action being taken by the local authority to address the mental health crisis in Limerick. They are insisting that the local authority needs to provide adequate funding for mental health in their upcoming budget in November.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Limerick has twice the national average rate of suicide and has the highest rate of adolescent self harm in the country. The lack of political will at national level means the responsibility now rests on our local Council to lead the way,” said Seónaidh Ní Shíomóin, one of the campaign activists.Continue reading below…“‘The Limerick Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021,’ states that it aims to promote conditions in local communities to support positive mental health. It’s high time the Council actually fulfilled this commitment and put their money where their mouths are.“One of the many vacant Council-owned buildings around the city should be immediately handed over to the suicide patrols, along with funding to set it up. We also need an out of hours on-call crisis counsellor, who could operate out of this same base.“Councillors have hundreds of thousands of Euro in discretionary spending through the General Municipal Allocation, so the poor mouth won’t wash with us. We demand the political will to put their fine words on mental health into action,” she declared.Antoinette Sheppard, who attended last month’s protest at City Hall, said that families of suicide victims and activists with the campaign were given a commitment by the Council chief executive, Dr Pat Daly, to discuss possible interventions which they think would alleviate the current crisis.“We requested this meeting and have since been met with a wall of silence. This shows a blatant disregard to those families who seek action and leadership from the Council. If they continue to ignore us, we will just shout louder. This crisis isn’t going away any time soon, and neither are we,” Antoinette commented.The Stand Up For Mental Health protest will begin at City Hall, Merchants Quay on Saturday, October 26 at 12.30pm. TAGSCommunityMental HealthNewspolitics Previous articleNews Roundup October 12, 2019Next articleTechnology summit pinnacle to Richard Harris Festival Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Mental Health Charity Let’s Get Talking open new outreach in Midwest Emaillast_img read more

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EU NAVFOR Force Commander Holds Talks on Improving Security, Stability in Somalia

first_img View post tag: News by topic March 8, 2013 View post tag: Force View post tag: Talks View post tag: holds Back to overview,Home naval-today EU NAVFOR Force Commander Holds Talks on Improving Security, Stability in Somalia During a port visit to Djibouti by Spanish EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) flagship ESPS Méndez Núnez, and warship ESPS Rayo, Force Commander Rear Admiral Pedro García de Paredes held meetings with other EU leaders to demonstrate the commitment of EU NAVFOR to work together with other missions towards a common goal of improving security and stability in Somalia.On Sunday 3 March, Rear Admiral Pedro García de Paredes hosted a meeting on board ESPS Rayo with Admiral Jacques Launay, the Head of Mission for EUCAP Nestor. EUCAP Nestor is a civilian mission aimed at strengthening the Rule of Law in Somalia, with an initial focus on the regions of Puntland and Somaliland, and developing the maritime capacities of Djibouti, Kenya, and the Seychelles. Afterwards, the Force Commander hosted a meeting on board ESPS Méndez Núnez with Mr Maciej Popowski, the Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) and Mr Walter Stevens, who is the Head of the Crisis Management and Planning Directorate (CMPD) at EEAS. During the meeting Rear Admiral García de Paredes highlighted the success that Operation Atalanta and other counter-piracy forces are having in the High Risk Area, with pirate attacks down from 176 in 2011 to 35 by the end of 2012. However, the Force Commander reiterated that there is still much work to be done by those involved in countering piracy off Somalia, with the recent disruptions by EU NAVFOR demonstrating that pirates still have the will and means to deploy to sea.Following the meeting a number of EU ambassadors and diplomats based in Djibouti, along with representatives of the embassies of the US and Japan, local authorities, the Commander of the French Forces in Djibouti (FFDJ) and the Head of Mission of EUCAP NESTOR, came on board ESPS Méndez Núnez for lunch.In the afternoon Djiboutian and Somali journalists were welcomed on board. They were briefed on counter-piracy operations off Somalia and given the opportunity for a question & answer session with Rear Admiral Pedro García de Paredes, Mr Maciej Popowski and the Head of the EU Delegation in Djibouti, Mr Joseph Silva. Mr Popowski completed his regional visit with a call to the Support Element Atalanta (SEA) facilities and the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) detachments at the Air Base.On 4 March, Rear Admiral García de Paredes paid a visit to the Commander of the French Forces in Djibouti (FFDJ), Brigadier General William Kurtz. The EU Naval Force Commander thanked General Kurtz for the permanent support to the German and Spanish MPRA Detachments provided by the French Forces in Djibouti. The EU NAVFOR MPRA detachments play a crucial part in Operation Atalanta by gathering and providing intelligence information and pictures.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 8, 2013; Image: EUNAVFOR EU NAVFOR Force Commander Holds Talks on Improving Security, Stability in Somalia Authorities View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: Somalia View post tag: Navy View post tag: improving View post tag: EUNAVFOR View post tag: Stability View post tag: Commander View post tag: Security Share this articlelast_img read more

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