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first_imgGolden Star Resources Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Golden Star Resources Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Golden Star Resources Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Golden Star Resources Limited (  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileGolden Star Resources Limited is a gold mining and exploration company which owns and operates the Wassa open-pit gold mine and Wassa underground mine in Ghana as well as a carbon-in-leach processing plant located near Tarkwa, Ghana. The gold mining company also has interests in the Bogoso gold mining and processing operation, Prestea open-pit mining operations and the Prestea underground development project located near Prestea, Ghana. Golden Star Resources Limited holds and manages interests in various gold exploration properties in Ghana and Brazil. Its headquarters are in Toronto, Canada. Golden Star Resources Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgSwazi Spa Holdings ( listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Swazi Spa Holdings ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swazi Spa Holdings ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swazi Spa Holdings (  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileSwaziland Holdings Limited (Swazispa) owns and operates leading hotels, casinos and entertainment facilities in Ezulwini Valley in Swaziland. The company operates through three wholly-owned subsidiaries; Ezulwini Properties (Proprietary) Limited, Manzane Estates Limited and Spa Financing Company Limited. Brands in its portfolio include the Royal Swazi Sun, the Lugogo Sun and Ezulwini Sun. Swazispa is a subsidiary of Sun International Limited. Swaziland Spa Holdings is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgHis work rate has been questioned in some quarters, but his return to Test action dispelled a lot of doubts. A supreme performance from the Gloucester man who has Big Billy Vunipola warming the bench. Some motivator…Find out about four other players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales billed to shine in the summer tours in the July edition of Rugby World – Out now! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS SALTA, ARGENTINA – JUNE 08: England player Christian Wade in action during the First Test match between Argentina and England at Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena on June 8, 2013 in Salta, Argentina. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Peppered in Salta: Argentina were relentlessly pummelled by Ben Morgan during England’s 32-3 win over the PumasBy Alan DymockMEDIA BLACKOUT on the tours of North America, South America, Japan and South Africa from the home nations could have been an unfortunate by-product of the Lions stint Down Under. Thankfully, though, there is no repetition of the old adage from Vietnam War veterans: “You don’t know man; you weren’t there!”The men that are there have gotten plenty of coverage on these shores and already the blooding for Rugby World Cup 2015 has been forgotten about as we get properly excited about the performers abroad.Flipping brilliant: Liam Williams offloads against JapanHere are four tourists catching the eye as they catch some rays:Liam WilliamsHe may be madder than a box of rattlesnakes and just as noisy as he springs from under the lid, but it is that strike that caught the eye against Japan in Wales’ first Test in Osaka which finished 22-18 in Wales’ favour.The only Welsh try came from Williams hitting the line and throwing a perfectly weighted spin pass behind his own back off the heel of his palm as he spun. It was a beautiful turn in an otherwise claustrophobic game that the young Welsh side just about overcame. Williams was the standout performer on the day and put in a decent defensive shift with two try-saving tackles.Ian MadiganAfter launching all 15 points from the tee in Ireland’s 15-12 win over USA, Ian Madigan may now be known as the Houston Rocket.He was unflappable, despite having never hit the scoreboard before, internationally. The game itself was brusque and bruising, with the Eagles Samu Manoa and Todd Clever running amok. The latter even received a yellow card for tip-tackling human pylon Devin Toner. Madigan kept his head, though, and while Dan Biggar was claiming 14 points of his own over in Osaka, the Leinsterman may well hold the title of ‘best fly-half not in Australia’ at this point in time, if only by a post-shaving.Creative force: Winger Christian WadeChristian WadeAt points the Wade wagging at the end of last season became irritating. We all knew he could dance while surrounded by his Wasps teammates, but surely it is a leap to suggest he can do it on the international stage?Well he proved us in the irascible minority wrong, sparkling in the first half of England’s 32-3 triumph over Argentina in Salta. While some lucky English fans may have gorged on steak and wine, Wade was devouring turf. He ate up the yards on his way to creating three tries for his pals.It is lazy to compare the Wasp to the likes of Jason Robinson as he is a completely different player, but his debut excites just as much as the Whizz’s did.Ben MorganWhile Wade performed an attacking raid, Morgan was bombing the barricades. He is belligerent, but was unrelenting against the Pumas. They could barely pause for breath as the Gloucester No 8 punched again and again, carrying ball, blasting holes and dotting down for good measure.last_img read more

first_imgElena HerradaI am a member of the Detroit School Board in Exile. We call ourselves “exiles” because we do not accept emergency management. I was elected and have been on the Board since 2010. During this time, we have been stripped of power and authority. We have seen the State destroy public education and hand off real estate to cronies of the governor and the mayor.Although the emergency manager law (Public Act 4) was repealed, we were saddled with another emergency manager law — PA 436, which cannot be repealed. All Black cities in Michigan are under “emergency management,” which strips locally elected officials of authority. The State privatizes many of the services and contractors pocket the profits.Detroit, once a strong union city, is now under a “write in” white mayor who did not even live here long enough to be on the ballot. He was given millions for his campaign by Dan Gilbert, of Quicken Loans, and millions from corporations.Detroit is among the poorest cities in the country. The City Council has been complicit in the giveaways and has received three pay increases in two years, despite the fact that the city was put into federal bankruptcy by Jones Day, the bankruptcy law firm that took us over.Here is a chronology of what happened to Detroit Public Schools under State takeover:Abolishing the elected school boardIn 1999, Republican Gov. John Engler signed PA 10 into law, abolishing Detroit’s elected school board and replacing it with a board appointed by Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer and the governor, which had no operational power but to hire a CEO.At this time, DPS had a $93-million surplus, rising enrollment and improving test scores. Observers believe that the purpose of the takeover was to control the bond program, which still had $1.2 billion in 1999. A lawsuit and protests followed.In 2000, Kenneth Burnley was hired as CEO. He began predicting the decline of DPS, eventually stating that DPS would shrink to 65,000 students. When Burnley began, DPS enrollment was 162,692 students.Democrat Jennifer Granholm became governor in January 2003. In April 2004, Burnley announced a projected deficit of $200 million for the fiscal year ending June 30. This was used as a basis for closing a large number of schools and firing several thousand staff members. Burney had kept the fiscal crisis secret until more moderate measures could not be employed. Burnley and Granholm arranged a $210 million, 15-year loan with a 50 percent finance charge as part of the repayment schedule.In November 2004, a mandated referendum asked whether Detroit voters wanted mayoral control of the schools or a directly elected school board. By a 2-1 margin, voters chose an elected board, despite being outspent 20-1 in the campaign by pro-mayor forces, whose fundraising effort was led by the Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce and supported by Gov. Granholm.By 2006, enrollment dropped to 118,394, a loss of 44,299, or over a quarter of the enrollment from the beginning of the Burnley regime.‘Financial emergency’ declared at DPSFrom 2000 through 2005, Burnley and Govs. Engler and Granholm planned and spent over $1 billion in bond construction funds at highly inflated prices for new buildings. In 2006, the elected school board was sworn in.In December 2008, Granholm invoked PA 72 of 1990 to declare a financial emergency at DPS because the elected board had not erased the deficit created by Burnley and Granholm when the district was under their control.In January 2009, Granholm announced the appointment of Robert Bobb as the emergency financial manager of DPS, after meeting with billionaire Eli Broad, a Bobb supporter, at the presidential inauguration.As Bobb readied for the position, he and Granholm promised the elected school board that they would abide by the shared power arrangement called for in PA 72.In March 2009, Bobb assumed the EFM position and told the Board that he controlled “everything that a penny touches,” which meant everything at DPS. The Board president stated publicly that Granholm had lied to them about the shared power arrangement and began to plan a legal challenge.Two months after his arrival, Bobb announced a plan, with Granholm’s sanction, to seek approval from voters for a $500 million bond program to build new schools, even as he planned for large-scale school closings. It was adopted in November balloting.Privatization begins in earnestBobb and Granholm partnered with the Skillman Foundation and other groups to promote “Excellent Schools Detroit,” a plan to create a private school network to replace the DPS system, especially at the high school level. The ESD stated in its plan its intention to acquire buildings being built with the 2009 bond money financed by Detroit taxpayers.In December 2009, Granholm signed legislation as part of a grant application for “Race to the Top” federal funding that would consolidate Michigan schools with the lowest 5 percent of MEAP [Michigan Educational Assessment Program] scores into one statewide district. State Superintendent Michael Flanagan said then that schools from northern and mid-Michigan would be in the district. He received funding to begin to staff the department shortly thereafter.In 2010, Bobb was given a second year contract by Granholm with $505,000 in total compensation, including from private money sources that were also financing the Excellent Schools Detroit. Most private funding sources for Bobb’s pay were kept secret through most of 2010.In 2009 and 2010, Bobb continued the large-scale school closings while building new school buildings.In January 2011, Republican businessman Rick Snyder was sworn in as the new governor. PA 4 was signed into law on March 16, superseding PA 72.In May 2011, Snyder replaced Robert Bobb with Roy Roberts.Fight continuesIn June, Snyder announced his plan to create the Educational Achievement Authority, which included the involvement of Eastern Michigan University. While the original 2009 plan was to include other school districts, the EAA only put DPS into this “statewide” district.In 2012, Roberts announced the creation of eight “self governing schools” under the supervision of charter operator Doug Ross, who was placed on the DPS payroll to perform this function. Ross is also a partner with Excellent Schools Detroit.Roberts transferred 15 DPS schools into the EAA — including the newly built Mumford High School, which was not among the lowest performing schools — and closed another 14 schools, bringing the DPS well under 100 schools and a projected enrollment of only 50,000 students.In July 2012, Roberts announced terms of employment that overrode the Detroit Federation of Teachers’ contract, negating the power of the teachers’ voice and their influence in DPS. The power shift enhanced the central administration’s ability to dispose of teachers and programs unilaterally, including support for special needs students, as well as music and arts education.The Detroit School Board in Exile continues to oppose the EAA, emergency management, charter schools, privatization of services, school closures, and attacks on the students and teachers of Detroit Public Schools.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Apr 17, 2019 SHARE Burndown Should be Top Priority Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Burndown Should be Top Priority Burndown Should be Top PriorityVery little fall annual weed control got done last year; and, as a result, most fields have a good flush of weeds up and growing, according to Ben Jacob with Pioneer. “Everything out there is actively growing, but it is still small enough that we can kill it with about whatever burndown you plan to use,” he stated.Faced with the choice of putting down anhydrous or a burndown, Jacob recommended going with a burndown first, “If I had to choose between applying anhydrous and putting on a burndown, I would lean toward the burndown. Then I would follow-up with an early post-application to get good control of these spring weeds.” He added that getting the weeds knocked back is especially important this year since many fields did not get any fall applications done and even last spring there were some weed escapes.Jacob does not expect planting to start for another two weeks in his area. However, he said we are not really behind, “Last year we did not start planting until the end of April, but 2½ weeks later we had 70% of the crop in. So it is not too late yet.”HAT’s weekly planting forecast with Ryan Martin kicks off on Friday, made possible this year by your Indiana Corn and Soybean Checkoff and by First Farmers Bank and Trust. Watch for details on this website. Previous articleTrump Responds to No Ag in EU Talks, Threatens TariffsNext article#MotorcadeForTrade Comes Through Indiana Advocating for USMCA Passage Gary Truittlast_img read more

first_img News Reporters Without Borders urges the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum to react firmly to Fiji’s deportation of Fiji Times publisher Rex Gardner on 27 January, five days after he and the newspaper were fined 100,000 Fiji dollars (40,000 euros) for publishing a reader’s letter criticising a court decision. Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more Another Fijian newspaper, the Daily Post, has also been charged with contempt of court. The first hearing is set for 3 April. Reporters Without Borders appeals to the judges to show clemency.In an attempt to curb leaks to the press, the government adopted a “Misconduct in Public Office” law on 31 December making it an offence for civil servants to provide information to people outside the government.Commodore Frank Bainimarama, the interim government’s prime minister since January 2007, originally promised elections in March 2009 but during a recent military parade in Suva he said legal changes would be necessary before any elections and that it would not matter if the elections were held in “five or ten years.”Bainimarama is not attending today’s meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum, which is meant to examine the situation in Fiji and, in particular, the lack of progress in restoring democracy. News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders urges the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum to react firmly to Fiji’s deportation of Fiji Times publisher Rex Gardner on 27 January, five days after he and the newspaper were fined 100,000 Fiji dollars (40,000 euros) for publishing a reader’s letter criticising a court decision.Gardner is the third newspaper publisher with Australian nationality to be expelled by Fiji’s military-backed government in the past year. His predecessor at the Fiji Times, Evan Hannah, was expelled last May. Fiji Sun publisher Russell Hunter was expelled in February.“Just as the countries of the Pacific Islands Forum are meeting to discuss how to promote democracy in Fiji, the government installed after the December 2006 coup has again moved against the privately owned press, in what seems to be a provocation,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope the Forum will step up its efforts to ensure that press freedom is re-established in Fiji.”The press freedom organisation added: “We call on the government of Fiji to allow not only Gardner but also Hannah and Hunter to return to the country and go back to work. Their expulsions were an abuse of authority.”Gardner was found in contempt of court by the high court on 22 January at the request of attorney-general Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum for publishing a reader’s letter criticising a court decision that legitimised the government established after the military coup of 5 December 2006. As well as being fined, Gardner and his editor, Netani Rika, were given suspended prison sentences and Gardner was also put on a 12-month good behaviour bond. The Suva-based newspaper had pleaded guilty.It was yesterday that immigration officials notified Gardner that he was being expelled as an “illegal immigrant.” He was put on a flight to Sydney today. Immigration and defence minister Ratu Epeli Ganilau told the Fijilive website: “You cannot expect the state to sit around doing nothing. If we were overseas they would do the same thing.”“No reason was given for my deportation and I probably won’t get one either because that’s the way they operate,” Gardner said on his arrival in Australia. RSF_en Asia – Pacific Organisation Asia – Pacific center_img to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists January 27, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper publisher’s expulsion called a “provocation” to Pacific Islands Forum June 7, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific News June 2, 2021 Find out more Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom last_img read more

first_imgEmail One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Linkedin Facebook Previous articleConstruction sector falls in LimerickNext articleManor Fields crowdfunding campaign launched Alan Jacques center_img TAGSShannon airportShanonwatch Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” SHANNONWATCH is organising a protest at the Shannon Airport Air Show on Saturday July 18. The Irish Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) is supporting the rally. Roger Cole, chair of PANA said “Since 2002 over 2.5 million US troops have used Shannon Airport on their way to and from the perpetual wars of the US. The US/EU/NATO wars on Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria and their de facto destruction of these states have just led to more war and created ISIS.” According to Mr Cole, successive Irish governments terminated Irish neutrality with its new war policy. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsProtest organised for Shannon air showBy Alan Jacques – July 11, 2015 816 Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuildinglast_img read more

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email TAGSBallingarryfloorballlimerickMichael MinogueSpecial Olympics World Winter GamesTeam Ireland Twitter Linkedin Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Team Ireland’s Michael Minogue.Team Ireland’s Michael Minogue.A COUNTY Limerick floorball player has returned to a hero’s welcome following his success at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.Michael Minogue (28) from Ballingarry proudly wore his fourth place ribbon for Team 1 of Ireland’s Floorball squad around his neck as he was greeted by family, friends and supporters.Michael has been a dedicated member of Special Olympics for the past ten years. He has represented Ireland in floorball at the European Games in 2003 and met his wife of eight years, Christine, through the organisation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Commenting on his experience at The World Winter Games, Michael stated: “There was a great turn out. We were playing against very hard teams but there was a good spirit.”He described the Special Olympics as “fantastic” and said, “There is a lot of support behind us from family which is great.”Michael and the rest of Team Ireland were greeted with a heroes’ welcome at their official homecoming at Dublin airport last Saturday.Fans celebrated as 26 athletes from both floorball and alpine skiing returned with a haul of two Gold, three Silver, three Bronze medals and ribbons for fourth and fifth Alan [email protected] Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleLimerick to become part of the Wild Atlantic Way Alan Jacques center_img NewsLocal NewsMichael returns to a hero’s welcomeBy Alan Jacques – April 1, 2017 1249 WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival 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 Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

first_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic 395 dwellings have been added to Donegal’s residential building stock in the past 12 months.According to the latest GeoView Residential Buildings Report for the second quarter of 2020, the number of dwellings added to the county’s residential building stock is down 30% compared to the same period last year.319 residential buildings were under construction in the county in June 2020, 2.3% of the national construction activity.Meanwhile, the residential vacancy rate in Donegal stands at 10.1%, higher than the national average vacancy rate of 4.5%.The number of residential property transactions in the county in the twelve months to May 2020 was 1,085, of which 8.1% were new builds.The average house price in Donegal in the twelve months to May 2020 was €138,341 meanwhile, the average house price in letterkenny was €152, 798. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Pinterest Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Google+ By News Highland – July 23, 2020 Previous articleDMR urge people to plan ahead when embarking on adventureNext articleGallowglass Gravestone to feature on new An Post stamp News Highland Facebook 395 dwellings added to Donegal’s residential building stock Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

first_imgExtensive studies on invertebrates from Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen, Svalbard and more limited data on aphids from Abisko, Sweden, produced the following main conclusions: (1) The population response to raised summer temperatures differed between the above and the below ground species, both in terms of speed and magnitude. (2) Similar animal communities responded differently to similar temperature manipulations on sites with different vegetation cover and composition. (3) For soil animals the between-year and between-site variations in population densities, were greater than the differences produced by the temperature manipulation experiments at any one site in any year. (4) Infrequent extreme climatic events strongly influence long-term trends in population density and community composition. (5) The population response of invertebrates to climate warming is greatest and most rapid at the coldest sites. (6) The spatial distribution of the above ground insect herbivores on their host plant is temperature limited. (7) The numerical abundance of flying predators/parasitoids of the above-ground herbivores is low. (8) The spatial distribution of some predators may be thermally restricted and less extensive than that of their prey. (9) Habitat temperature is the driving variable determining the flight activity patterns of insects. (10) Increased summer temperatures may alter or disrupt the seasonal patterns of insect emergence, particularly in species where the life cycle is cued into the seasonal rhythm. (11) The common species of arctic soil mites and Collembola are well adapted to survive enhanced summer temperatures, providing that moisture is not limited. (12) Water availability during the summer growing period is probably of greater significance than temperature in determining the survival and success of many arctic soil invertebrate groups. (13) Arctic soil microarthropod species are well adapted to survive and operate at subzero and low positive summer temperatures. (14) Freeze-thaw events represent critical points in the life history of the microarthropods. (15) Supercooling points are sometimes poor indicators of the capacity of arctic soil microarthopods to survive low temperatures. From these findings predictions are made as to how high arctic communities will respond to predicted changes in climate.last_img read more

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