Skye Bank Plc (SKYEBA.ng) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgPolaris Bank (SKYEBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Polaris Bank (SKYEBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Polaris Bank (SKYEBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Polaris Bank (SKYEBA.ng)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfilePolaris Bank formerly (Skye Bank Plc) is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services in the retail, commercial, corporate, treasury and investment banking sectors. The Retail Banking division provides a full service offering ranging from transactional accounts, deposits and term savings accounts to consumer loans and mortgages. The Commercial Banking division provides direct debit facilities, current accounts, deposits, overdrafts and loans as well as credit facilities, foreign currency and derivative products. The Treasury, Corporate and Investment Banking divisions offer financial instruments trading, structured financing and corporate leasing products. Other services offered by Skye Bank Plc include money transfer services, insurance brokerage, micro-financing, capital market, registrar and property development services. Skye Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Subsidiaries of Skye Bank Plc include Sky Bank Sierra Leone Limited, Skye Bank Gambia Limited and Skye Bank Guinea Limited. Polaris Bank formerly (Skye Bank Plc) is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Market crash 2020: I’d buy today’s cheap UK shares for the new bull market

first_imgMarket crash 2020: I’d buy today’s cheap UK shares for the new bull market 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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address 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. A new bull market that causes cheap UK shares to surge in price may not seem all that likely right now. After all, the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 are still over 20% down on their 2020 starting prices after the market crash.However, the past performance of the stock market suggests a sustained bull market will lead both indexes to new record highs. Therefore, buying cheap stocks today could prove to be a profitable move for long-term investors.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…Market crash: buying cheap UK shares todayIn many cases, today’s cheap UK shares reflect the difficult near-term prospects facing many industries. In that sense, they may be appropriately priced. However, on a long-term basis, today’s low share prices across the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 after the market crash may significantly undervalue the potential for a long-term economic recovery.Indeed, the past performance of the global economy shows that it has always bounced back from any crisis that has caused a temporary fall in GDP.Certainly, the coronavirus pandemic is a highly exceptional circumstance that has not been experienced for many years. However, previous crises were also unforeseen and posed significant challenges to policymakers when they occurred.Despite this, the world economy has always returned to positive growth and cheap UK shares have generally produced impressive returns. For example, the FTSE 250 has delivered annualised returns of around 8% over the past 20 years. Therefore, a new bull market that lifts the stock market to a new record high seems likely to take place over the coming years.Managing expectations in the new bull marketClearly, many cheap UK shares could fall further in price in the short run. The economic outlook may worsen before it improves. However, investing money in undervalued shares has generally been a sound strategy in the past.For example, buying cheap stocks at the lowest ebb of the global financial crisis would have allowed an investor to benefit from the FTSE 100’s 100%+ returns over the following years.Therefore, now could be the right time to invest money in a diverse range of undervalued shares. Not all companies will produce a full recovery from present challenges.Some may find their business models become obsolete as technology evolves, or that they lack the right strategy to adapt to changing consumer tastes, for example.However, cheap UK shares with sound balance sheets and a competitive advantage may be more likely to return to previous levels of sales and profitability.In doing so, they could become more attractive to investors. This may act as a catalyst on their share prices over the long run.This could provide a boost to the portfolios of investors who used the 2020 market crash to their advantage through buying high-quality companies at low prices. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens | Thursday, 5th November, 2020 See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Apopka to open first new fire station in 20 years this…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentFire Station #5 Previous articleLeroy Bell rings an audacious tone in his quest for City Council seatNext articleThe Apopka Voice Townhall Debates set for Seats #1 and #2 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fire Station #5 makes its debut on FridayFrom the City of Apopka Public Information OfficeThe Apopka Fire Department invites the community to a grand opening of the newly completed Fire Station No. 5 at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at 1685 Firehouse Lane in Apopka.The event will include a ribbon cutting, presentations from public officials, firefighter visits, vehicle displays and tours of the facility located off of Jason Dwelley Parkway across from Apopka’s Northwest Recreation Complex.Three classes of students from nearby Wolf Lake Elementary School will tour the fire station. Apopka High School student Jessica Carscadden will provide donated stuffed animals to the fire department. Jessica operates a program called We Care Bears, which is designed for First Responders to hand out stuffed animals at scenes to children who are part of traumatizing events.Station No. 5 is the first additional fire station opened in Apopka in 20 years – meeting the need for an improved emergency response in Orange County’s second-largest city. Construction started in August for the $1.6 million, 7,800-square-foot facility that was designed by The Lunz Group and will be built by Miller Construction Management. The building includes four vehicle bays, operations offices as well as meeting, eating and sleeping areas.Staff will include 21 firefighters – seven for each of three shifts. Emergency vehicles will include a fire engine, ambulance and a rapid response squad truck that will carry equipment for vehicle accidents and other emergencies.Station No. 5 will significantly improve emergency response times to the largely residential areas of northwest Apopka and also handle vehicle accidents along Wekiva Parkway and State Road 429. The opening of Fire Station 5 and its proximity to the city’s newly constructed Brush Drive cuts an estimated six minutes off of emergency responses to Rock Springs Ridge, Oak Ridge, Wekiva Run and other nearby neighborhoods.Firefighters for Station No. 5 have worked for weeks from a temporary location at the Northwest Recreation Complex that opened on Dec 3. Another temporary fire station – Station No. 6 – opened that same day at Florida Hospital Apopka’s new location off of Harmon and Ocoee Apopka roadsThe last new fire station to open in Apopka was Station No. 4 in 1997.The need for new fire stations is growing with Apopka. Firefighters responded to more than 900 emergencies in January, which far exceeds a typical January of roughly 550 emergencies. Last year the department responded to more than 8,700 emergencies, which was a 21 percent increase from 2016. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Star war on Aids

Advertisement Howard Lake | 14 November 2000 | News Star war on Aids  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Star Wars director George Lucas is for the first time allowing a gadget from the films to be sold at a charity auction of movie memorabilia. Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn’s lightsabre, used by actor Liam Neeson in The Phantom Menace, will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York on 6th March to raise funds for HIV prevention in Africa.Find out more from Ananova. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Religious congregation to donate €5 million to homeless people

first_img Tagged with: faith Funding homelessness Ireland The Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin has announced it will donate €5 million for a housing initiative for homeless people.The donation will fund the building of 25 homes by homelessness charity the Peter McVerry Trust.The donation followed consideration at the centre about how it could best respond to the homelessness crisis, according to its founder Brother Kevin Crowley. He told RTÉ Today that he and his colleagues had found the rise in the number of families needing its services “truly shocking”, adding that “it troubles us greatly that children in our country have nowhere to call home.”The Capuchin Day Centre helps around 300 people a day by providing food, clothing, showers and medical attention.Brother Crowley added that “after careful consideration and advice, we decided to fund a housing initiative via Peter McVerry Trust to secure a minimum of 25 housing units for those in greatest need”.Charities Regulator adviceThe Centre also took advice from the Charities Regulator to ensure that the donation was made appropriately and complied with best practice.Speaking to RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke, Brother Kevin said that “very generous donations” from the public over the last year had enabled the centre to make the €5 million donation, adding that the Pope’s visit last year had been “a huge boost”.Peter McVerry Trust CEO Pat Doyle said the money for its development programme was the single biggest donation ever received by the Trust. He said it will help to take people out of bed and breakfasts and hotels.The Peter McVerry Trust had an income of nearly €25 million in 2017, of which €9 million was from donations. Howard Lake | 8 April 2019 | News Religious congregation to donate €5 million to homeless people 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.center_img  279 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  280 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more

At the Rio Grande, resistance to The Wall

first_imgThe Mexico/U.S. border in south Texas is the most militarized region in the United States. Nonetheless, the people of the region are fighting back against the hated “Wall” proposed by the even more hated Donald Trump.There are layers and layers of repressive apparatus in this region. Called the “Valley” by Texans — referring to the Rio Grande Valley — cops, sheriffs, Customs and Border Patrol, National Guard as well as military troops are part of the armed Valley occupation.Activists resist the Wall at the Jackson Cemetery in the ValleyThe American Civil Liberties Union stated in testimony before the Inter-American Commission on Dec. 6: “[T]he U.S. government (has) increased attacks on immigrants and communities of color through the militarization of domestic law enforcement agencies and the use of the military. Nowhere is the United States militarization more pronounced than on its southern border with Mexico and throughout border communities.” (tinyurl.com/y4b5k900)The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights writes on its website: “[B]order militarization … [is] transforming the area from a transnational frontier to a zone of permanent vigilance, enforcement, and violence. The border has become an imagined war zone … where the U.S. constitution has little to no value.” (tinyurl.com/y6nb24or)The ACLU agrees: “Customs and Border Patrol officials regularly act like the Constitution does not apply, operating lawlessly and frequently disregarding the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures in its ‘100-mile border zone’ ” (tinyurl.com/gqs54lj)NNIR summarizes: “[F]unding for border enforcement surpasses the funding of all other law-enforcement agencies (FBI, DEA, ATF, Secret Service and U.S. Marshals Service). The American Immigration Council estimates that $263 billion have been spent on immigration enforcement since 1986.” Yet Trump today is demanding $5.7 billion more for “The Wall.” He even held government workers hostage for that money when he shut down the government and furloughed them without pay or made them work for no pay a few weeks ago. Where there is occupation, there is resistanceAll this money and military occupation have not stopped the people of the Valley from organizing. Despite living in a region where the state and its enforcers declare there are no constitutional rights, the Valley is resisting.Heroic Indigenous activists of the Standing Rock protests, as well as members of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas, have set up camp at the Eli Jackson Cemetery to protest “The Wall.” According to the Feb. 8 Texas Observer, the activists have “vowed to stand their ground in the face of the president’s bulldozers.” The Eli Jackson Cemetery was founded in 1865 on a ranch established in 1857 by Nathaniel Jackson after he came from Alabama with his family and eleven freedmen. Jackson was white and a former slave owner. But he appeared to have a change of heart when he married a Black woman. (tinyurl.com/yy5wm8o5)Upon arrival in south Texas his family garnered a reputation of helping the community and had one of the few cemeteries that buried Black, Brown and white people. The remains of 150 people lie in the cemetery, of many nationalities but primarily Native and Black people. There are also several unmarked graves, likely to be of poor people and people of color. A few feet north of the cemetery, the Trump administration plans to turn a river levee into a 30-foot concrete and steel wall, including a clearing for a 150-foot enforcement zone. The community fears that bodies from the cemetery will be exhumed and most of the cemetery razed, so they have set up tents to protect the area. Environmentalists have also joined Indigenous people at the cemetery as “The Wall” will have dire environmental consequences for the area.Juan Mancias, one of the encampment leaders, stated in the Texas Observer interview that the encampment is called Yalui Village. Mancias is the chair of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe, and “yalui” means butterfly in their language. The butterfly, especially the monarch that migrates into and out of Mexico, has become symbolic of the right to migrate and of the need to protect the world’s environments. The Wall will uproot graves, homes, everythingNayda Alvarez lives about 360 feet from the Rio Grande in an unincorporated community called La Rosita.  She is a teacher and has lived in her home since the second grade. Her house is on property that’s been in her family for at least five generations, which she inherited from her grandfather. (Texas Observer, Feb. 5)Nayda AlvarezAccording to local news reports, dozens of landowners in the Rio Grande Valley have received letters from the Army Corps of Engineers asserting that the government wants to access homeowners’ properties to survey, test soil and other ominous actions. The Texas Civil Rights Project is reaching out to the community to inform them that they are not at all required to let the government have access to their lands. These can be the first steps in the federal government getting ready to grab private property with the dreaded eminent domain, which gives the state the right to seize property for public use. There are unresolved court battles along the Mexico/U.S. border against eminent domain that go back to the George W. Bush administration.University of Pittsburgh professor Gerald S. Dickinson, who studies land use and constitutional law, warns that seizing land Trump wants to build “The Wall” on would be very different than the land seizures that happened under Bush. The Trump wall could mean a massive land seizure of private property exactly like the land Alvarez has had in her family for five generations. (The Atlantic, Jan. 8) ‘NO WALL’Alvarez has never been an activist, but she has now joined the No Wall Coalition. She bravely refused to sign over access to her property and boldly painted “NO BORDER WALL” on her roof for drones and border helicopters to see. Alvarez is getting ready for a legal battle amidst the trials and tribulation of daily life. The Texas Observer points out that even if homes are saved, the “wall could still make the property unlivable.” The Army Corps has sent multiple letters to the Alvarez family. They warned that the government would take the family to court within 90 days because the family has refused them permission. “I think they assume we’re ignorant. They’re threatening. They say, ‘You sign, or we’ll take it away,’” Alvarez said. “This is my house.”Mancias told the Texas Observer: “We’re ready to protect the environment and our rights as the original people of this land. What are they gonna do? Run us over?”For Alvarez and Mancias to stand up in the midst of the militarized border is an inspiration to all. It shows that the struggle for migrant, environmental and worker rights marches on. As someone from the enemy camp once said — a former director of Homeland Security — “Show me a fifty-foot wall, and I’ll show you a fifty-one-foot ladder.” (tinyurl.com/yy8yeycs)Indeed, nothing can stop the resistance.For more about border struggles, visit facebook.com/rgvnoborderwall/.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Baghdad newspaper bombed after cartoon of Iran’s Supreme Leader

first_img RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” February 11, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Baghdad newspaper bombed after cartoon of Iran’s Supreme Leader December 16, 2020 Find out more February 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday morning’s bomb attack on the downtown Baghdad headquarters of the Al-Sabah Al-Jadid newspaper, five days after it published a much criticized cartoon of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. The explosion caused a great deal of damage but no injuries. The offending cartoon illustrated an article in the newspaper’s 6 February issue, which was about the demonstrations being organized this week to mark the 34th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution and which criticized Mohammed Hidari, an Iraqi mullah who supports the Iranian regime.Much of the population and many politicians regarded the cartoon as an insult to the Iranian revolution and Iraq’s Shiite population, and demonstrators gathered outside the newspaper to demand an apology. “Targeting a newspaper in this manner is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “After being alerted by the newspaper’s management the day before the bombing, the authorities should have taken the necessary measures to protect its premises and staff, and to make it clear to the demonstrators that there was nothing illegal about the cartoon.“The authorities must now investigate this criminal attack so that the perpetrators and the instigators can be arrested and brought to justice. It is crucial that all necessary measures are taken to ensure that journalists are safe.“In the current climate of worsening relations between Shiites and Sunnis, the media must act responsibly and must not exacerbate tension unnecessarily. Nonetheless, this cartoon did not in any way constitute an offence to the Shiite community. Tolerance of different viewpoints is the basis of a democratic system.”Iraqi media and journalists have been the targets of systematic violence for months. In one of the most recent cases, eight gunmen stormed the news agency Sama’s office in central Baghdad on 8 February. The employees did not go back to work because they feared more violence and, in fact, the office was ransacked again the next day. IraqMiddle East – North Africa to go further News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Receive email alertscenter_img Follow the news on Iraq Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News Organisation December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News News The newspaper published an apology on 9 February but it failed to defuse the hostility.last_img read more

Uyghur citizen-journalist Ilham Tohti detained again

first_img News April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is worried about Uyghur academic and citizen-journalist Ilham Tohti, who was arrested at his Beijing home on 15 January and has been held at an unknown location ever since.“We call for Tohti’s immediate release in view of the clearly arbitrary and illegal nature of his arrest and detention,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It shows how the authorities keep cracking down on the Uyghur community, including those who just freely express their views and inform the world about the disastrous human right situation in the far-west province of Xinjiang.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The violence used by the police during their six-hour search of Tohti’s apartment after his arrest is evidence of precisely the kind of persecution that he has been denouncing.”Tohti’s wife, Guzaili Nu’er, told foreign news agencies that no fewer than 30 policemen from both Beijing and Xinjiang (which has a large Uyghur population) raided his apartment while he was there. They seized computer equipment, books, Tohti’s mobile phones and information about his university students, and refused to say where they were taking him when they left.Foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei later said Tohti was accused of “violating the law” and had been “placed under criminal detention.”A teacher at Beijing’s Central University for Nationalities and editor of the Uygurbiz.com website, Tohti is a well-known opponent of the government’s repressive policies in Xinjiang (officially known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) and, as result, has been under permanent state security surveillance.He recently expressed concerned about the growing harassment of the Uyghur population, especially since last October’s “incident” involving a car in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, which the authorities blamed on Uyghurs.Tohti has been subjected to frequent harassment. He was held incommunicado for nearly a month in 2009, at a time of rioting in Xinjiang. Last February, he was prevented from leaving the country and was repeatedly questioned by police at Beijing airport. And in November, policemen reportedly threatened to kill his wife and children. Help by sharing this information News RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific Newscenter_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts News to go further March 12, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures January 17, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Uyghur citizen-journalist Ilham Tohti detained againlast_img read more

Sixteen journalists injured while covering demonstration in support of supreme court president

first_imgA total of 16 journalists were physically attacked, mainly by lawyers, while covering a demonstration organised by the Karachi Bar Association (KBA) on 12 April in Karachi in protest against the dismissal of supreme court president Iftikar Mohammed Chaudhry, Reporters Without Borders said today, condemning the violence.It was the third time that journalists have been targeted during demonstrations in support of Chaudhry, who was accused by the government of bias in his rulings on the disappearances of political activists.“This situation is worrying,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Journalists were among the first to condemn the supreme court president’s removal. “This violence must stop, and those responsible should remember the primordial role played by journalists in condemning this attack on judicial independence.”Police beat Geo TV journalists inside the station’s studios in Islamabad on 16 March because they had been airing footage of lawyers covered in blood from injuries they had received from police during a demonstration in support of Chaudhry. Seven journalists were attacked by policemen and a lawyer linked to the Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, during a similar demonstration the next day in Lahore.During the 12 April protest, a man identifying himself as a lawyer beat a journalist after smashing one of the indicator lights of his car. Kashif Nizami, Irfan-ul-Haq, Tariq Aziz and Amer Singh were attacked and badly beaten by KBA members when they tried to express their discontent about the attacks they have been receiving ever since they began covering these demonstrations.Shakir Solangi of the KTN television station was beaten by a parliamentarian, Ghulam Murtuza Satti, after asking Satti to remain silent while he interviewed the president of the Pakistan People’s Party, Makhdoom Amin Fahim.The injuries sustained by the other journalists were minor.—————— PakistanAsia – Pacific ——–14.03.2007Government censors TV coverage of police violence and withdraws advertising from newspaperReporters Without Borders today condemned two cases of direct government intervention aimed at influencing the content of independent media – the censorship of TV coverage of demonstrations in support of the newly-dismissed supreme court president and the withdrawal of state advertising from the leading independent daily newspaper Dawn.”We fear that, in this presidential election year, the independence of the media is going to be under attack from the government,” the press freedom organisation said. “President Pervez Musharraf must immediately stop this kind of authoritarian intervention, which jeopardises the freedom of Pakistani journalists to decide what they cover and how they cover it. Under no circumstances should they be used as propaganda tools.”The Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) suspended the broadcasts of two privately-owned television stations – Aaj and Geo TV – for several minutes on 12 March, after they transmitted footage of blood-soaked lawyers who had been beaten by police during a demonstration in support of supreme court president Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry.The government fired Chaudhry and placed him under house arrest for abuse of authority on 9 March because of rulings he had issued on cases of political activists who disappeared while in custody.A journalist working for one of the two TV stations told Reporters Without Borders that the PEMRA had ordered cable and satellite TV operators to black out stations that carried images of the police violence in Islamabad and Lahore. After initially broadcasting this footage, the stations withdrew it from subsequent reports.”The media are being placed under enormous pressure, the journalist said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “The government wants all news reports to be in favour of the government. The media nowadays are a reflection of this government pressure.”Durrani told Reporters Without Borders: “Under no circumstances did the government ban the media from broadcasting these images. This is a decision of the Supreme Judicial Council. The media are very dear to us and no TV station has been censored.”Federal justice minister Wazi Safar insulted journalist Ansar Abbasi of the daily newspaper The News during a round-table debate on 12 March about Chaudhry’s dismissal, which was broadcast by the Voice of America’s Urdu-language service. “He accused me of blackmail and threatened me without any reason,” Abbasi told Reporters Without Borders. “I intend to take this matter before the courts.”Published by Pakistan Herald Publications Limited, the daily newspaper Dawn is meanwhile trying to cope without state advertising. The newspaper’s lawyers appealed to the high court of the southern state of Sindh on 6 March for the lifting of this sanction. The amount of state advertising placed with this popular, independent newspaper has been cut back drastically since December. The lawyers attribute this to its coverage of the situation in Balochistan.”To disguise this punitive policy, advertising is placed very occasionally,” the lawyers said in a joint statement. “In reality, even a partial boycott violates the freedom of press guaranteed by article 19 of the constitution.” 20.03.07Seven journalists injured in Lahore protests, government to punish police officers June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en PakistanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders today again condemned the use of violence by police against journalists after a total of seven Pakistani journalists were injured while covering protests in Lahore on 17 March against the dismissal of the supreme court president.Photographer Rana Shehzad of the Urdu-language daily Jinnah fell from the first floor of the Lahore courthouse after allegedly being pushed by police, and was said to be in a serious condition. Dawn TV cameraman Zeeshan Butt sustained head injuries from being beaten with a police baton and was given eight stitches. Police also inflicted injuries on Geo TV reporter Mudassar Butt and his cameraman, Mohammad Afaq.Police beat Daily Times reporter Rana Tanveer and confiscated his press card. They attacked a photographer identified only as Shah and took his camera and mobile phone. Afsar Khan, a cameraman with state-owned PTV, was attacked by a lawyer who supporters the Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) as he was filming in the Lahore courthouse.The following day, police arrested dozens of journalists who had gathered in Bahwaknagar, in the south of the Punjab province, to protest against the use of violence against their colleagues in Islamabad and Lahore.A dozen or so policemen and one senior police officers were suspended following the violent raids on Geo TV and several newspapers. President Pervez Musharraf apologised to Geo TV and said he would do his best to ensure that those responsible were punished.The authorities have also told Geo TV that it can resume broadcasting the programme “Aaj Kamran Khan Saath.”——–16.03.2007Authorities censor and stage violent raid on Geo TVReporters Without Borders is outraged at the way Pakistani police stormed the offices of Geo TV in Islamabad today, hitting Hamid Mir, Ansar Abbasi and other journalists and damaging installations in order to cut short live coverage of protests against the dismissal of the supreme court president.The raid followed the government’s order to Geo TV yesterday, issued through the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), not to broadcast the news programme “Aaj Kamran Khan Key Saath” (Today with Kamran Khan). Hosted by leading investigative journalist Kamran Khan, the programme was not transmitted yesterday. Geo TV, which is distributed by cable, apologised for the “interruption.”Reporters Without Borders called for an investigation into the police raid in Islamabad and the punishment of those responsible. It also called for the return of Geo TV’s programme “Aaj Kamran Khan Key Saath.””Pakistan’s privately-owned cable TV stations have to face government hostility from a position of weakness,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The most appalling methods – censorship and violence – are being used to bring Geo TV and other privately-owned TV stations into line. A return to the past would be considerable blow to press freedom in Pakistan, and President Pervez Musharraf would have to bear responsibility.” News Help by sharing this information Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder April 21, 2021 Find out more News to go further Follow the news on Pakistan April 17, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sixteen journalists injured while covering demonstration in support of supreme court president Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Organisation News Receive email alerts January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Odessa Police Investigating Medical Call at Sherwood Park

first_img Facebook Twitter Odessa Police Investigating Medical Call at Sherwood Park TAGS  Local NewsLaw Enforcement Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img File image of OPD police vehicle. Via Odessa Police Department:  On 6-19-19 at approximately 1635 hours, Odessa Police responded to 1100 East 42nd Street in reference to a medical call. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the 27-year-old complainant and her 3-year-old daughter, who was conscious and breathing. The complainant reported that her daughter had been playing at the Sherwood Park playground with another girl. The complainant reported that the other girl’s parents gave her daughter an oral syringe, which contained an orange substance. The complainant reported that the other girl’s parents immediately grabbed their daughter and began walking towards the skate park. The complainant then drove her daughter to 1100 East 42nd Street and waited for police and medics. The complainant’s daughter was then transported to Medical Center Hospital by a private vehicle. The complainant described the 1st suspect as a thin white male in his 30’s, approximately 6’ & 170 pounds, wearing a white shirt, green shorts, a hat and sunglasses. The 2nd suspects is described as a heavy set white female in her 30’s, approximately 5’5” & 170 pounds, wearing a yellow shirt, blue jeans, a hat and sunglasses. This incident is currently being investigated by the OPD Criminal Investigation Division. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is encouraged to contact OPD or Odessa Crime Stoppers and reference Case #19-23872. The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public to always be aware of your surroundings and to encourage your children to never approach, accompany, or accept things from strangers. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children offers the “Safety Central” app, which includes several safety tips for children. Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Previous article060619_Hot_Summer_nights_03Next articleBuilding a legacy of financial freedom Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more