Crown Paints Kenya (BERG.ke) HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgCrown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) 2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCrown Paints (Kenya) Limited manufactures and sells a range of paints and adhesives for the home decor, construction and industrial sectors. The company supplies markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somali, South Sudan and the DRC. Its retail paint range includes emulsion water-based paints, roof paint, wood finishes, textured finishes and special effects, floor paints and gloss/oil-based paints. Its construction and industrial division range includes Polyfilla, primers, undercoats, fillers and skimming products as well as an automotive range which includes metallic paint and 2K acrylic systems and nitro cellulose systems. Other products produced by Crown Pains Kenya include paint for road markings, and applications for tiles, leather, wood, fabricators and paper. Service operations include computerized tinting machines capable of dispensing a range of over 6 000 shades in a few minutes. Formerly known as Crown Berger Kenya Limited, the company changed its name to Crown Paints Kenya Limited in 2012. The company has its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Crown Berger (Kenya) Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgPortland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePortland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range paint in Nigeria for the decorative, automotive, industrial, marine and protective coatings sectors. The company also markets a range of cement; markets instant road repair materials; and sells sanitary ware products for homes, hotels, schools and factories. Decorative paints are sold under the Sandtex brand name and includes Sandtex Biocote which is an anti-microbial paint used for hospitals, clinics, primary health centres, laboratories, hotels, restaurants, colleges, universities and industrial kitchens. The company sells a range of professional coatings under the Crown Trade brand name; and marine/protective coatings under the Hempel brand name. Portland Paints and Products Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How to Get Found By Your Local Customers

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSBusinesscommunityCustomersFreebiesMarketingPresenceSEOSocial MediaStrategies Previous articleWhy Keeping Track of Your Expenses Is Very ImportantNext articleCreating Mobility: American Legion donates 17 scooters to Florida veterans Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Allen BrownEvery business needs visibility. How are people going to know what you’re selling? How will they get to know your product? These are the most important questions that you and your marketing team need to answer. Most of it is common sense. Some of it takes strategy. But when we take into consideration the greater market, we tend to cast a wide net to see what comes up. In doing that, we too often end up ignoring the very people who will support you unconditionally: your local customer base. Here we will explore how one can get found and cultivate a following, not just from random people online, but from those who will show up to your shop or business and say hello. Good SEOThe bread and butter of any modern marketing strategy is the search engine optimization (SEO) strategy. “Word of mouth” has a cult-like feel to it that’s bred mostly from the notion of exclusivity. But as a business, SEO gets people to notice you. There are many details and underlying studies on how and when your website shows up on a search. Whether it’s an ad on a billboard along the highway you pass by every day as you travel, or the first option on Google, placement matters. According to the good folks at AdInfusion.com, you can place your website directly in front of the people within a given radius of your business outpost. This is a branch of SEO that focuses directly on maximizing local potential. It’s about fine-tuning language and giving local perspectives on a product’s spin. It’s about anchoring a product to a locale by consistently using local referrals and references in the content put out there. That is the primary digital means of getting your neighborhoods’ eyeballs on your product. Social Media Done RightPeople spend a lot of time and money on ads. Pop-up ads and commercials are a big part of the old guard of marketing. They are effective, yes. If they weren’t, advertising agencies would be out of business. They serve as a backbone to the consumer taste. But when it comes to a smaller business, it is more advantageous to cultivate a following online through social media. Now, the idea of “social media marketing” has been run to the ground. It’s almost hacky. It’s a cliché. But doing it right can benefit you to no end. How? Take that local flavor and mix it into your product. Everyone is so focused on having “international appeal”. Nobody in Indonesia is going to buy a Davis-grown batch of “probiotic kimchi”. It’s always a better idea to present good ideas from a customer’s backyard. Get Out There!If you want to have local customers, you need to get out in the community! Your local chamber of commerce is a good start. Just because the world took a bit of an economic hit doesn’t mean that one cannot compile the resources needed to reach out to the local community. It can be anything. Sure, selling fresh food products has that local romance to it. But if you have a service and you know who your audience is, you can get yourself in the right circles at the right time. It’s all about putting in the work on these grassroots approaches to marketing. As much as having a solid online presence is important, you’re not going to get the kind of repeat loyal customers that owners get when they meet face to face and chat. Freebies Freebies are the best. They’re often cheap, often fun, and do not give a negative impression on the customer base. If you’re giving out flyers on the street, it’s like saying, as comedian Mitch Hedberg once said: “Here, you throw this away.” But if you give simple things like calendars, pens, even little pins, it lets people know you have a sense of service. You’re not going to waste their time with garbage. Fun little tchotchkes are fine. People don’t have an aversion to those. Plus, when that makes its way around and someone in need of your service sees it? You might just gain a new customer from the minor investment you made on freebies. Being found by your local customers is not rocket science. It may seem overwhelming in the grand scheme of saturated markets and competition. Businesses spend money on the appearance of excellence. But if you believe in your service or product, you show the customer that you care, and you stick to a winning local SEO strategy, you might just make waves in and around your community. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

White Monolith / LOSTINARCHITECTURE

first_imgSave this picture!© Gebhard Sengmüller+ 14 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/181461/white-monolith-lostinarchitecture Clipboard ArchDaily Austria Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLOSTINARCHITECTUREOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustriaPublished on November 06, 2011Cite: “White Monolith / LOSTINARCHITECTURE” 06 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/181461/white-monolith-lostinarchitecture Clipboard White Monolith / LOSTINARCHITECTURE Projects CopyHouses•Austria Area: 315 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Architects: LOSTINARCHITECTURE Area Area of this architecture project 2011 Photographs: Gebhard SengmüllerText description provided by the architects. Project Description Save this picture!© Gebhard SengmüllerRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornIn the rural Weinviertel region of Lower Austria individual examples of new architecture are generally introduced with caution and reticence. This makes it all the more surprising when suddenly, on a busy street in the densely built-up part of the town of Mistelbach (population 13,000), not far from the main square, you come across a white monolith that speaks a self-assured architectural language. Building Cast in One Piece Save this picture!© Gebhard SengmüllerThe dwelling house with doctor’s surgery presents a closed facade towards the street. However, not only has any possible severity in its appearance been alleviated by intelligently conceived folds with dynamic edges but, in conjunction with the white color used, the building appears friendly and inviting. Save this picture!© Gebhard SengmüllerOn taking a closer look you realize that the monolithic impression made by the building was not achieved solely by means of its form but also through the special way in which the white façade is coated. This synthetic, resin-based coat is continued across the walls and the roof, dispenses with separating joints and conveys the impression that the entire building was made as a single piece. Save this picture!© Gebhard SengmüllerLiving in Greenery Save this picture!© Gebhard SengmüllerThe living area, which is separated from the noisy outdoor space and is reached through a driveway, is located behind the doctor’s surgery. Whereas patients can enter the surgery directly from the street, the residential part on the garden side has its own entrance in the yard. Two cars can be parked under a “bridge” connecting the two buildings which also serves as a carport, and the living areas can also be entered from this sheltered space. Save this picture!© Gebhard SengmüllerAll the spaces for everyday life such as kitchen, living room, parents’ bedroom and child’s bedroom are located on the garden side. This makes the dream of living amidst green surroundings in an urban setting a reality for this pair of doctors and their small child. It was even possible to meet the client’s wish for a study with a view of the church tower. This space is on the upper level in the “bridge” and is lit from a green courtyard that was made between the site boundary wall and the bridge structure. All the existing walls to the neighboring properties were preserved and increased in height, thus maximizing the privacy of the outdoor living space in the garden. Save this picture!© Gebhard SengmüllerCalm, Reduced Color Concept The simple elegance of the exterior of this reinforced concrete building is matched by a reduced, calm color concept that is used both inside and outside. Black is combined with the repeated white of the façade, in the form of coated metal it defines all the entrance areas and openings, making them contrast clearly with the building shell. All the fittings and furniture, both in the surgery and the living area are white, from the surgery to the kitchen and the bookshelves. In the doctor’s practice a functional, light grey synthetic flooring was used, in the living areas such as living room or bedrooms a white-oiled oak parquet floor was laid. In the corridors, the closets and the building services room the white of the façade is repeated. The entire outer corner of the entrance area was clad with black aluminium panels. Inside this area is light and is lined with white glazed birch plywood. Black solar protection glass was used in all the windows on the southern side of the house, the street façade. A milky, plotted film, based on graphic design by the architect, was applied to the glazed front of the waiting room. The pattern of pixels is semi-transparent, allows plenty of light to enter and, for patients waiting to see the doctor, it provides the requisite privacy towards the street. Text provided by LOSTINARCHITECTUREProject gallerySee allShow lessHotel Liesma Proposal / Jevgenijs Busins & Liva BankaArticlesEAMES: The Architect and The PainterArticles Share White Monolith / LOSTINARCHITECTURESave this projectSaveWhite Monolith / LOSTINARCHITECTURE Year: “COPY”last_img read more

Stuart Etherington appointed honorary visiting professor by City University

first_img Howard Lake | 14 April 2003 | News Stuart Etherington appointed honorary visiting professor by City University AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO),Stuart Etherington, has been appointed as Visiting Professor in the Practice of Voluntary Sector Management by City University. City University’s voluntary sector studies are based at its Cass Business School. The honorary appointment lasts for three and a half years. This is Mr Etherington’s second honorary professorship. He is also currentlyserving as Visiting Professor of Voluntary Sector Policy at South Bank University and delivered an inaugural lecture on Civil Society and International Security last year. Advertisementcenter_img 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. 40 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Patterson seeing glass half full with spring game around the corner

first_imgLinkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin Twitter “It’s Coach Patterson this year,” he said. “Not Gary.”Patterson said his team is ahead of where it was last year with two practices left in spring, one being the spring game. “I think we’re farther along just because we’re older,” Patterson said. “I think we did just about as much as we could do with two practices left, one of them being the spring Game. I’m excited to see how those guys all do. How it works out, to see how they do in front of people.” Kickoff is set for 11 a.m Saturday morning at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Garrett Podell + posts Facebook Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier TCU linebacker Ty Summers calls out the defensive signals against Oklahoma State. (Photo Courtesy of Sam Bruton/TCU photographer). printWith just two practices remaining before summer, TCU head coach Gary Patterson said he likes what sees with the 2017-18 team heading into Saturday’s scrimmage.Turpin returnsThe biggest weapon for the Horned Frogs on offense and special teams, KaVontae Turpin, is back after missing a number of spring practices due to academic issues. “Turp has an opportunity to be back here in the fall, and right now, he’s going to class and doing the things he needs to do, get bigger and stronger,” Patterson said. “He’s earned his right to come back out here for a little bit, and he’s a welcome addition to this group,” Patterson said.Turpin was named 2016 special teams MVP Monday at TCU’s football awards banquet.“He’s been pretty good. He just needs to keep doing what he’s supposed to do. We have standards here on and off the field.”Summers at a new positionTy Summers, a linebacker who was second on the team and second in the Big 12 in tackles behind fellow linebacker Travin Howard a year ago, has been getting receiving time at defensive end.Patterson said earlier this spring defensive end was a spot where TCU can never have enough players and needed to find depth. With the uptempo passing attacks employed by many Big 12 teams, Patterson said the team has to find a way to get pressure on quarterbacks without blitzing. “Both he and [linebacker] Sammy [Douglas] can come off the edge of the line well,” Patterson said. “You’ve got to create sacks, and in this league, you’ve got to be able to rush with four, which means you’ve got to find ways to do that.” However, Patterson said to expect reinforcements via the recruiting class. “We’re going to gain quite a few people: Four defensive tackles, two or three defensive ends, two or three linebackers, two or three safeties and a couple corners,” Patterson said. “We’ll gain a lot of depth.”Summers is as strong or stronger than Mat Boesen, one of the defensive ends TCU had in its defensive line rotation last season. Patterson believes Summers’ speed is worth using one of the top linebackers in the Big 12 as a pass-rushing defensive end in the spring.The Horned Frogs had the most sacks in the Big 12 a year ago, with 43 (3.31 per game). TCU allowed the second-fewest yards (424.8 yards per game) and finished four in points allowed in the conference (28 points allowed per game). Summers totaled 1.5 sacks from the linebacker position.Offensive line making strides After a year in which the Horned Frogs offensive front underwent sweeping changes, breaking in four new starters, Patterson said he’s encouraged by his blockers’ progress. “I think the offensive line has been our bright spot and come a long way,” Patterson said. “When you don’t have [center Austin] Schlottman, [guard] Cordel [Iwagwu], or [tackle] David Bolisomi, and we’re going to gain two or three more recruits, I think we have an opportunity to have a lot of depth with our backups inside, [lineman Kellton] Hollins, having come a long way, and we moved Matt Pryor outside to tackle last week, who’d be our third offensive tackle at this point. We’ve done a lot of good this spring.”Secondary ImprovementDespite only having six safeties, a starter and a backup at each spot in Patterson’s 4-2-5 defensive alignment and four or five cornerbackss, Patterson said “we’ve been lucky.” However, Patterson has seen the defensive backfield make strides. “[Cornerback] Julius Lewis couldn’t go, [Cornerback Jeff] Gladney was coming off an ACL injury, [Cornerback] Ranthony [Texada] was coming off an ACL injury, so none of those guys played out here this time last year,” Patterson said. “We’re further along with them this year, but cornerback is still a position we’re probably looking to add one more with some high school guys we’re excited about or some junior college guys.”Special teams ‘still a work in progress’After the four year tandem at kicker and punter Jaden Oberkrom and Ethan Perry graduated after a thrilling Alamo Bowl victory in 2016, the Horned Frogs have been searching for an heir to the Big 12’s leader in made field goals and a reliable punter.“Punting, we’re still a work progress and kicking overall is probably the biggest concern I have coming out of practice right now and is something we have to get better at with all the guys we have out here, and I told them, you can’t be afraid to fail,” Patterson said. As for the player sending initiating the special teams plays, Patterson said he feels comfortable in that aspect of the special teams unit. “We have the opportunity to be really good at long snapper, and I think that helps us in kick coverage and in how fast the snap is,” Patterson said. “There’s a chance that he will make all the guys around him better.”He is Lucas Gravelle, a senior who transferred from Washington State, who has started all 13 games for the Cougars each of the last two seasons. Gary the fanPatterson said he does not to expect to a sit in in the stands with the students, like he has done the past two years, at Saturday’s spring game at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Previous articleTCU looking for Kenny Hill to regain ‘swagger’ this seasonNext articleTakes two to tango: TCU wide receivers need to step up for Kenny Hill to succeed Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TAGSgary pattersonsport analysis Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. ReddItlast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders meets with detained priest, calls for immediate release

first_img April 6, 2020 Find out more News Organisation News News RSF_en Receive email alerts RwandaAfrica A Reporters Without Borders delegation has been able to meet Father Guy Theunis, the former editor of the Rwandan magazine Dialogue, who is currently in Kigali prison. His conditions of detention are acceptable and he is optimistic. Reporters Without Borders insists that the charges against him are baseless and plans to issue a detailed report on the case soon. October 11, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders meets with detained priest, calls for immediate release Follow the news on Rwanda to go further Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more February 13, 2020 Find out more RwandaAfrica After visiting Rwanda from 30 September to 6 October and meeting with detained Belgian priest Guy Theunis, the former editor of the Rwandan magazine Dialogue, Reporters Without Borders today insisted the charges against him were politically motivated and baseless and reiterated its call for his immediate release.The press freedom organisation also reported that Father Theunis was cheerful and in good health, and the conditions in which he was being held in Kigali’s main prison were acceptable. “The first night, which I spent in a police station, was very tough, but since then I have been treated well,” Theunis told Reporters Without Borders. “I got a good welcome from the other detainees and I receive regular visits from the Belgian embassy and members of the Company of Missionaries of Africa who are based in Kigali.”The press freedom organisation said it would soon issue a detailed report on the case and, in particular, the charges that were brought against him at a gacaca (popular tribunal) on 11 September, namely “inciting ethnic hate” in the run-up to the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and “negationism,” that is to say, denying that the genocide ever took place.After speaking to the main prosecution witnesses, gathering many other statements and getting copies of relevant documents, Reporters Without Borders said it was in a position to confirm that there were absolutely no grounds for arresting Theunis.“This case is political,” the organisation said. “No prior investigation appears to have been carried out by the judicial authorities. It seems that the Rwandan prosecutor’s office signed an arrest warrant under pressure from certain leaders of the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front, some of whom testified against Father Theunis during his appearance before the popular tribunal.”“Furthermore,” Reporters Without Borders added, “the Rwandan government’s promise to extradite him to Belgium on condition that he is tried in Brussels is unacceptable as the evidence presented by the Rwandan judicial authorities do not justify bringing him to trial.”When Theunis appeared before a gacaca in the Rugenge district of Kigali on 11 September, he was classified as a category one suspect accused of high-level responsibility in the 1994 genocide and was immediately transferred to Kigali prison.He is alleged to have incited hate and ethnic divisions by quoting passages from the extremist newspaper Kangura. But his sole reason for quoting Kangura was to better condemn hate and intolerance. Reports BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Death threats made against two Colombian TV journalists and a car bomb discovered near the offices of a leading Bogotá newspaper

first_imgNews to go further Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 27, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts RSF_en RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin Americacenter_img October 21, 2020 Find out more April 30, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats made against two Colombian TV journalists and a car bomb discovered near the offices of a leading Bogotá newspaper News ColombiaAmericas Follow the news on Colombia Reporters Without Borders today deplored death threats made against two Colombian TV journalists and expressed concern about a car bomb discovered near the offices of a leading Bogotá newspaper on 28 April. In a letter to President Andrés Pastrana, RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard regretted that “since the beginning of the year, press freedom in Colombia has sharply declined as tension increases because of the presidential election and attacks by guerrillas of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) become more frequent.”He called for an investigation into death threats made against Daniel Coronell, head of the “Noticias Uno” news programme on the Canal Uno station, and Ignacio Gómez, the programme’s chief investigator. RSF stressed that it was “important for media diversity” in Colombia that Noticio Uno continued its work and noted that four of the country’s eight major TV news programmes had disappeared in recent years because of greater competition. It added that El Tiempo was the fourth Colombian media outlet to be the victim or target of an attack since the beginning of the year.RSF also urged the authorities to investigate how a car bomb came to be parked a few yards from the offices of the daily newspaper El Tiempo in Bogota. The city’s police chief, Hector Castro, said the 40 kg of explosives had not been set to go off, did not seem to have been aimed at the paper and that the car appeared to have been abandoned as a result of police pressure. Police said the explosives belonged to the urban militias of the FARC and were to be used in further bomb attacks by the group. However the Colombian army said in a statement that the car bomb was in fact aimed at the newspaper. Some observers told RSF it may have been an attempt to intimidate the newspaper’s staff. Over the past week, several bombs attributed to the FARC have been defused by police and the secret service have carried out some 40 raids in the Bogota region, arrested 17 suspected members of FARC and seized three and a half tonnes of explosives.Three other physical attacks have been made on the media since the beginning of the year. A car bomb went off on 30 January near the main offices of the Caracol TV station, but nobody was hurt. Twelve people were killed on 7 April when a bomb exploded near the offices of Radio Súper, in the town of Villavicencio, southeast of Bogota. Aides of independent presidential candidate Álvaro Uribe said the radio had been targeted by the FARC after it had broadcast remarks by him, but the radio firmly denied this. The offices of RCN TV, west of Bogotá, were damaged when a bomb went off there on 12 April.Canal Uno’s Daniel Coronell received four anonymous death threats on 22 and 23 April at his office and at home. The caller threatened to kill the journalist’s three-year-old daughter, who has since been sent abroad. The calls came after “Noticias Uno” broadcast an item suggesting that presidential candidate Álvaro Uribe had links with drug lords. The report said a helicopter seized during a 1984 anti-drug operation had belonged to a company that Uribe’s father co-owned. In 1981, the country’s civil aviation department, then headed by his son, had granted the aircraft an operating licence in an unusually quick 24 hours. Candidate Uribe reacted by trying to discredit Coronell, who said the station’s investigations chief, Ignacio Gómez, had been unable to get a comment from him before the programme went out and had even invited Uribe to appear live during the broadcast. Gómez was threatened several times two weeks before the broadcast, but he refused to make a firm link between the threats and the programme and said they may have been because of other sensitive subjects he had investigated. Reports RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Newslast_img read more

Thomas is Limerick’s chowder champion

first_imgNewsBusinessLifestyleThomas is Limerick’s chowder championBy Staff Reporter – February 26, 2019 1388 Facebook Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line €110,700 for four Limerick Projects under Town and Village Renewal Scheme Twitter Limerick cafe owner calls for injection centres to tackle on-street drug use Print Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Education and Training Board serves up award winning standards center_img Previous articleExtended St Patrick’s festival planned for cityNext articleSponsored: Relax over artisan food offer at Workshop Coffee House & Café Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Pigtown Culture & Food Series is back Limerick Chowder Champion Thomas Sparling intrigued judges by giving his chowder a unique smoky flavour using a Big Green Egg smoker.CHEF Thomas Sparling cooked up a winning recipe when he was selected to represent Limerick in this year’s All-Ireland Chowder Champion competition. Thomas took part in a professional chef cook-off in LIT, organised by Limerick Food Group in association with Local Enterprise Office, Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Head Chef at Rustic Catering Company in Broadford, Co Limerick, Thomas presented a smoked chowder, which he prepared in the LIT professional kitchens, to the judging panel.His win included a bursary towards participation at the All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off in Kinsale in April when he will join chefs from across the country to compete for the national title. The winner will be chosen by members of the public voting for their favourite chowder at the event.Eamon Ryan, Local Enterprise Office, Limerick, said they were delighted to be involved in the championship and he thanked LIT for hosting the event in their Moylish campus.Olivia O’Sullivan of Limerick Food Group added: “We had great success with this competition last year and are thrilled to be sending another representative to Kinsale. “We will continue to advocate for our local food suppliers and venues in any way we can to promote Limerick as an Irish food capital and quality food destination,” she said.Last year’s Limerick winner, Danny Martinez-Doyle, went on to win the All-Ireland Cook-Off and bring the national prize for Ireland’s best chowder home to Limerick for the first time.by Miranda [email protected] WhatsApp Limerick people will have their say on ‘bigger picture’ issues TAGSawardculinaryfoodLocal Enterprise Officelocal newsNews Emaillast_img read more

‘A long two days’: Major storm pummels Northeast with snow

first_img Previous articleHertha Berlin signs Khedira, Radonjić; Schalke gets MustafiNext articleChiefs’ Robinson, Kilgore on COVID-19 list as close contacts Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 1, 2021 Facebook Local NewsUS News Pinterest WhatsApp Pedestrians make their way through Times Square during a snowstorm, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in the Manhattan borough of New York.center_img TAGS WhatsApp ‘A long two days’: Major storm pummels Northeast with snow Facebook Twitter Twitterlast_img read more