Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgTanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTanga Cement Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells cement and clinker products to the building, construction, roadworks and mining segment in Tanzania. The company produces Portland limestone cement with limestone extenders used for structural and non-structural cast constructions; reinforced concrete for civil and industrial works; and fillings, coatings, screeds and mortars as well as concrete for mining infrastructure and shafts. The company markets its cement products under the Simba Cement Brand. Tanga Cement Company is a subsidiary of AfriSam (Mauritius) Investment Holdings Limited; with production facilities in the city of Tanga in Pongwe and its head office in Dar es Salaam. Tanga Cement Company Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Simbisa Brands Limited (SIM.zw) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgSimbisa Brands Limited (SIM.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Simbisa Brands Limited (SIM.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Simbisa Brands Limited (SIM.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Simbisa Brands Limited (SIM.zw)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSimbisa Brands Limited is the largest fast-food restaurant operator in Zimbabwe and owns, operates and franchises a selection of well-known Quick Service Restaurant brands. These include Pizza Inn and Chicken Inn, and Nandos and Steers of South Africa. Simbisa Brands Limited has an extensive footprint in Africa, with outlets in Zimbabwe and 10 African countries including Kenya, Ghana, Mauritius, Botswana, DRC, Malawi, Swaziland, Lesotho and Zambia. The fast-food restaurant group is a spin-off from Innscor Africa, a ZSE-listed manufacturing group in Zimbabwe. Simbisa Brands Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How will England’s back row combat ‘McPooper’?

first_img By Alex ShawThe term ‘Pooper’ may have begun fading out of rugby’s lexicon following the conclusion of the Rugby World Cup last year, but it stands to return with a vengeance when England make their trip Down Under this summer.The pairing of David Pocock and Michael Hooper shone at the RWC and earned every column inch of praise that has since been lavished upon them. With both players performing well in Super Rugby thus far, they look set, barring injury, to retain their places with the Wallabies for England’s tour of Australia.However, an extra variable has been thrown into the mix, and that variable goes by the name of Sean McMahon.It wasn’t that long ago that McMahon was excelling with the Australia U20 squad and his performances at that level and with the Rebels in Super Rugby prompted his international debut back in 2014, just a few short months after he caught the world’s attention at the Junior World Championship.Born Rebel: Sean McMahon in action for the Rebels against the HurricanesHe has been a dominant force in the Rebels back row this year and his form has led to Michael Cheika dropping hints that he could field three natural opensides – Pocock, Hooper and McMahon – in his starting back row this season. Whilst this would limit the Wallabies’ lineout options, there’s no doubt that the breakdown expertise and tempo that the three bring would cause significant problems for England.So, how do England and Eddie Jones counter such an aggressive game plan?One way, and there’s plenty of historical evidence in Australian rugby to support this, would be to get a Kiwi to do it for them.Born in Opotiki in the Bay of Plenty, back-rower Teimana Harrison is having a breakout season in the Aviva Premiership and Champions Cup with Northampton Saints. The versatile flanker, who has actually shone at No 8 this season, is a former captain of Rotorua Boys’ High School, the same school that produced Harrison’s team-mate and current England captain Dylan Hartley.Man on the run: Teimana Harrison’s performance against Saracens has cast him into the England spotlightHarrison qualifies to wear the Red Rose through his English father and having spent almost four years now in Northampton, there’s little doubt that he has served his apprenticeship and therefore there should be no qualms about selecting him.Just like Hartley, he moved to England as a teenager and has developed as a player in the Premiership, playing with that same level of intensity that has characterised Hartley’s career thus far. There can be few doubts that Harrison would also bring that energy and dedication to white of England. Double-trouble: Could Michael Hooper and David Pocock be joined by Sean McMahon? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS With the weeks counting down to England departing for Australia, stopping the attacking trident David Pocock, Michael Hooper and Sean McMahon may need some lateral thinking from Eddie Jonescenter_img If Cheika does opt for a back row of Pocock, Hooper and McMahon, it is an understandable concern that England’s current back row, who acquitted themselves very well in the Six Nations, may struggle to match the tempo of the Australian trio on fast tracks.The simplest way to counter three jackals, such as the Wallabies have, is to, for wont of a better word, smash them at the breakdown. At every breakdown, England will have to expect one of those three to be positioning themselves over the ball and preparing to steal it. Whilst that is one of the most basic defensive goals of any team in rugby, few teams have three operators as canny and effective as ‘McPooper’.Risk: Would England consider breaking up the Robshaw and Haskell axis?If James Haskell were to shift over to blindside and bring his non-stop motor and power on the clear-out to the six jersey, freeing up the seven shirt for Harrison, England would have two flankers capable of securing ball as proficiently as possible against the predatory fetching of the Australians. It would be extremely harsh to relegate Chris Robshaw to the bench, but it is a horses for courses selection.Harrison has been ripping up trees for Northampton all season, even when the Saints were struggling early on in the campaign, and he has done wonders to help minimise the loss of Samu Manoa, following the American’s move to Toulon. He’s not the power carrier that Manoa was, but his dynamism with ball in hand and at the breakdown, not to mention his athleticism, have been aces up Northampton’s sleeve all season long.If England can at least limit the breakdown impact of the Australian back row, as containing it completely is improbable, bordering on impossible, then there are other areas where they should be able to profit.Weapons: Maro Itoje and George Kruis could prosper from Australia’s weakness in the lineoutWith potentially just two specialist lineout jumpers in the Wallaby pack, the in-form duo of Maro Itoje and George Kruis could be salivating at their prospects of hunting down Australia’s lineout. The pair were excellent disrupting opposition throws throughout the Six Nations and have continued on in that fashion with Saracens in the Premiership and Europe. If they can take the lineout away as a solid platform for Australia, they move England that bit closer to success.Pocock, Hooper and McMahon are all effective carriers and more than capable of running a defence-splitting line or supporting Australia’s deadly backs, but as a back row they would lack for power carriers in the tight. There would be no Billy Vunipola equivalent to hand the ball off to and ensure that the gain-line is broken or that multiple defenders will be tied in stopping one attacker. The Aussie trio are players that defences, when drifting, can trust their inside man to make a one-on-one tackle on and therefore continue to drift out and not create overlaps for the attacking team out wide.Powerhouse: Saracens No 8 Billy Vunipola will be a handful for any opposition defenceBeing able to attack the opposition lineout and keep your defensive organisation seem like marginal benefits on paper when compared to the breakdown savvy that Australia could be working with, but they are benefits which can lead to overall success for England in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.Utilising a player with the physical and technical skill set that Harrison has would be key to combatting arguably Australia’s greatest strength and allowing other areas of the England team to attack the chinks in the Wallabies’ armour. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click herelast_img read more

Lesley Hynes sets up major donor and strategic fundraising consultancy

first_img  47 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Major gift Recruitment / people Lesley Hynes sets up major donor and strategic fundraising consultancy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 April 2011 | News Lesley Hynes has stepped down from fundraising company Midas after 18 years to establish her own company. Lesley Hynes Fundraising will concentrate on providing expert services like hands-on and strategic fundraising and major donor networking.Hynes has worked with many charities over the past 18 years offering advice and skills in networking, trusts and major donor development.“I have always tried to ensure that charities get value for money”, she told UK Fundraising, “and I work hard to get to know the charity, how it originated and what its current needs are. I’ve had some clients for over 12 years. It’s very satisfying to be so involved in a charity and feel that you are part of the team.“Charities have deployed me as a mentor to their fundraisers, asked me to help then develop their networks, or to provide hands-on fundraising. I tend to stay involved even after the assignment is complete; I think after care is very important,” she added.Hynes has been mentoring for many years and sees this as an area she would like to expand. She has been a mentor for solo fundraisers, major donor teams, chief executives and trustees and sees it as a very cost-effective way of improving skills and increasing income in a relatively short space of time.www.lesleyhynes.co.uk 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.last_img read more

Teachers strike in Puerto Rico

first_imgTeachers in San Juan, PR, strike to say ‘Education is not a business.’A broad struggle against the privatization of public education in Puerto Rico began March 19 with a teachers’ strike as the Legislative Assembly tries to approve what it calls “educational reform.”This strike has been called by the Front in Defense of Public Education, which encompasses several labor union groups. Besides teachers’ organizations, such as UNETE, Educamos, the Federation of PR Teachers and Puerto Rican Educators in Action, the Front includes the National Organization of Directors of Schools of Puerto Rico and the Organization of Directors and Administrators. Other unions such as UTIER, representing the energy sector, as well as several progressive organizations and mothers, fathers and students have joined the call.The support of the people has been taken note of in radio and television news coverage as well as in social media.This call to action comes at a crucial time for Puerto Rico. It is now six months since hurricanes Irma and Maria and just three months before the new hurricane season begins, yet the devastation caused by the powerful storms has not been resolved.Thousands of people are still without electricity. There is catastrophic unemployment and major health problems, including an increase in suicides and depression. Many are still homeless and thousands of other problems persist, including extensive poisoning from toxic ash produced by burning coal. And there is the “recovery” work — ineffective and bordering on criminal — of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Colonialism stifles true governmentColonialism prevents a country from developing the capacity to set up a government responsive to the interests of its people. Every four years in Puerto Rico, a legislative farce takes place in which elite rulers are elected who continue the subjugation of the people for the benefit of U.S. interests, perpetuating colonialism and dependence.The present government is trying desperately — even comically — to force through Puerto Rico’s annexation by the U.S., the so-called Tennessee Plan. It wants to artificially transform the archipelago into what would seem to be a state of the union. Not only does the Fiscal Control Board govern in reality, but the government of Ricky Roselló hires all consulting firms, “experts” and agencies from the U.S. to impose their criteria on the Puerto Rican people.The reality of the suffering and misery of the people is totally ignored — although it is deepening more and more every day — while million-dollar contracts are distributed right and left.In addition, this “bankrupt” country is paying extravagant salaries to the Ukrainian who is president of the Fiscal Control Board, Natalie Jaresko ($625,000); Héctor Pesquera, head of the new “National Security” agency and formerly with the FBI ($248,000); and Julia Keleher from Philadelphia, now secretary of education ($250,000), among others.Attacks on the Puerto Rican people have increased since the hurricane. Whether intentional or not, the blows seem aimed at destroying a people by bewildering, overwhelming and depriving them of their ability to react.That is why the strike which started on March 19 is so important.Privatizers see students as a ‘product’The fight against educational reform involves not only privatization. The current pro-Yankee government also intends to eradicate a nation in order to make way for the “elaboration” of a “product” — in this case students — to serve the interests of U.S. foreign capital.It establishes charter schools where priority is given to the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, ignoring the total training of students as human beings and not as robots. Inequality is stimulated by imposing educational vouchers, and foreign values ​​are imposed through the hiring — for $16.9 million — of a U.S. agency, the Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics, to teach “values” to the student body.In addition, it wants to impose an administrative restructuring of the educational system, dividing it into seven Regional Education Offices (LEAs). The intent to emulate the U.S. structure is clear in the words of the legislative project: “It is important to point out that Puerto Rico is the only jurisdiction of the American Nation that has not established the LEA model at the regional level.” (tinyurl.com/y7bw2ugl)They have started a search to fill the posts of these administrators. Where? In the U.S., of course!That is why the president of the Teachers Federation, Mercedes Martínez, calls this a “corporate reform.”The day before the strike, Workers World-Mundo Obrero spoke with Eva Ayala, president of Educamos, to get her impression of the situation.Workers World-Mundo Obrero: What is the goal of the strike?Eva Ayala: We intend to send a strong and clear message to those who, from and through the government, want to impose an educational model based on a mercantilist vision of education.One of its effects would be to distance the right to education from the communities by creating seven regions, each of which is to be centralized. Among other implications, they announced they will close 308 additional schools (they have already closed more than 300), which would come to more than 600 schools totally eliminated over four years.They will also eliminate over 7,500 teaching positions. When they close schools, many jobs in school lunch services, secretaries and other personnel are also eliminated. It disrupts the functioning and culture of the communities. The purpose of the strike is to move people to put pressure so we can stop the government’s intentions.Those big interests want to control and appropriate the public funds that have been earmarked for education. It is about the shrinkage of government in the educational area as part of the neoliberal policies they promote. They are redistributing wealth in this sector. That is why they cut expenses and increase profits through massive layoffs, mass closure of schools, elimination of rights, privatization and an increase in the cost of education. They want to use public funds to fatten the pockets of the rich who are paying for their political campaigns.Educational vouchers represent the use of public funds to subsidize private education, which has already been declared unconstitutional. Charter schools are managed by private companies and have not proved successful in other jurisdictions in the U.S. On the contrary, they discriminate against the poor, against people with different abilities and have had a history of mismanagement of funds, fraud and corruption.WW-MO: What changes have occurred since the new Department of Education and Roselló’s government?EA: They, under the misleading motto that “children come first,” use the most recent catastrophes to advance their positions. They are a good example of what some call “catastrophic capitalism.” After Hurricane Maria, Keleher refused to open the schools. She wanted to take advantage of that situation to eliminate schools and deprive our people of the right to education.They intend to leave less than 800 schools functioning, increase administrative work, force teachers to work overtime without pay (which constitutes slave labor), strengthen their punitive vision of all processes related to education, eliminate the right to retirement and they are cutting and eliminating programs such as health, libraries, vocational, physical education, fine arts and social sciences.Apart from that, given the increase in the cost of living and the lack of materials and equipment, they are reducing the real salaries of the teachers. Secretary Keleher implements these measures because she responds to the Fiscal Control Board.WW-MO: What do you think about the “values teaching” proposal?EA: It is scandalous. It constitutes a fraud of great proportions. Handing out $17 million to a foreign company outside our communities — which with a few cards and workshops tries to fix in just five months the values ​​and ethics of the school population — is precisely against all ethics, values ​​and morality. They spend $17 million on that fraud while saying that closing 300 schools saves $14 million!In Puerto Rico there are people very prepared in that area, and they were ignored. Apart from that, the secretary of education and government officials are one of the worst examples for our children and youth. Values ​​are what we teachers have, keeping education alive with our dedication and sacrifice.WW-MO: What are the next steps?EA: We have the strike this Monday, the 19th, then a big march called by parents of special education students on March 24. Meanwhile, we continue conducting workshops, talks, organizing people — because we are aware that a long and hard battle awaits us in defense of the public schools and the right to education. We are also promoting solidarity work with other organizations.As an organization, EDUCAMOS will be participating in and supporting the struggles of the teachers and our schools’ communities. We believe that the right to education is concretized through the public school system throughout the country. Therefore, if we want to strengthen it, it is essential to strengthen the public schools by expanding the academic offerings, naming in time the necessary human resources, expanding and strengthening all academic programs as well as fine arts, physical education, health, vocational training, social sciences, libraries and very particularly the special education program, which is supposed to offer educational services to our students with functional diversity.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

St. Philip the Apostle: Father Joe Tennis Tournament and Dinner

first_img Make a comment Everyone is invited to join St. Philip the Apostle’s tennis fundraiser, “Father Joe Tennis Tournament and Dinner,” on June 14, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm at the Pasadena Community College Tennis Courts (1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena). The tournament will be followed by a reception and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Not a tennis player? No problem, just come and have dinner with the church community!Adults are $25.00 and youth junior high is $15.00. Cannot play or join dinner, but would like to make a tax deductable contribution? Please mail or Hand deliver checks made payable to St. Philip the Apostle Church, and mark for “Tennis Fundraiser”, Attn: Maria Natera, 151 S Hill Avenue Pasadena, CA 91106.The tournament will be a doubles Round Robin “Ladder” format; providing each player the opportunity to play with and against numerous players at their own skill level. Tennis Balls, liquid refreshments and snacks will be provided – You only need to bring yourself, your racquet and a friend or two. Stop by the Sign up Tables after mass on June 2 and June 9 or sign up now and contact Maria Natera at (626)-793-0693 ext. 111.For more information, visit www.stphiliptheapostle.org. Top of the News Community News More Cool Stuff Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Faith & Religion Events St. Philip the Apostle: Father Joe Tennis Tournament and Dinner Article and Photo courtesy of St. Philip the Apostle Church Published on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 | 6:12 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Varadkar rules out coalition with Sinn Fein unless Adams owns up about past

first_imgNews By News Highland – July 23, 2014 WhatsApp Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest A Fine Gael minister says Sinn Féin can’t be part of a government until Gerry Adams admits his role in the Troubles.Speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Leo Varadkar says Sinn Fein mustn’t trust the public if it refuses to discuss Mr Adams’ alleged role within the IRA.The Sinn Fein president has always denied being a member of the IRA.But Leo Varadkar says Sinn Féín will never be trusted by the public unless it comes clean about its past: Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/08vara1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Facebook Google+ Previous articleKayak raised by a whale on Argentinian coastNext articleSinn Féin’s deputy leader says Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael should go into government News Highland WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Varadkar rules out coalition with Sinn Fein unless Adams owns up about past Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released last_img read more

[Delhi Riots] Investigation Seems To Be Targeted Towards One End, Says Court

first_imgNews Updates[Delhi Riots] Investigation Seems To Be Targeted Towards One End, Says Court Press Trust of India28 May 2020 9:36 AMShare This – xAdditional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana said this disturbing fact was revealed on the perusal of the case diary.The investigation into a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi seemed to be targeted only towards one end, a Delhi court said while asking the concerned senior cop to ensure fair probe.Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana said this disturbing fact was revealed on the perusal of the case diary.The judge asked the concerned Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) to monitor…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe investigation into a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi seemed to be targeted only towards one end, a Delhi court said while asking the concerned senior cop to ensure fair probe.Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana said this disturbing fact was revealed on the perusal of the case diary.The judge asked the concerned Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) to monitor the probe to ensure fair investigation as police have failed to point out what investigation has been carried out so far regarding the involvement of the rival faction.The court’s observations came while hearing an application for judicial remand of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University student Asif Iqbal Tanha, who has been booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in the case.The court also noted in its order that the investigating officer failed to point out what investigation has been carried out regarding the involvement of the rival faction .Perusal of the case diary reveals a disturbing fact. The investigation seems to be targeted only towards one end. Upon enquiry from the IO they have failed to point out what investigation has been carried out so far regarding the involvement of the rival faction. In view of the same, concerned DCP is requested to monitor the investigation and ensure fair investigation, it said.It, however, did not clarify who the rival faction was. Even during the hearing, the judge made a particular query about rival faction , said a lawyer privy to the matter.The counsel further said that the investigating officer also did not divulge details about who or what was meant by it.The court had on Wednesday sent Tanha to judicial custody till June 25 after the police did not seek his further custody.Advocate Sowjhanya Shankaran, appearing for Tanha, had told the court that he was falsely implicated in the case and had no role in the alleged criminal conspiracy.JMI student Gulfisha Khatoon, Jamia Coordination Committee members Safoora Zargar, Meeran Haider, President of Jamia Alumni Association Shifa-Ur-Rehman, suspended AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain, former student leader Umar Khalid have also been booked under the anti-terror law in the case.In March, several pleas were filed in the Delhi High Court seeking filing of FIRs against BJP leaders Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma and Kapil Mishra for alleged hate speeches by them.It was alleged that their hate speeches had led to eruption of violence related to the Citizenship Amendment Act in northeast Delhi in February.Till date no FIR has been lodged against them and the high court had listed the pleas for hearing in July.Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.Next Storylast_img read more

Tanaiste claims Good Friday Agreement ‘shaken’ by Johnson

first_img WhatsApp Tanaiste claims Good Friday Agreement ‘shaken’ by Johnson The Tánaiste claims the Good Friday Agreement has been ‘shaken’ by the British Prime Minister’s ‘aggressive’ approach to Brexit.Simon Coveney says the whole point of the 1998 deal was to unite communities and eliminate borders.But he says Boris Johnson wants Brexit to create ‘divergence’ between Britain and EU.The Tánaiste says that’s bad news for stability in Northern Ireland:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/coveney3pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – September 13, 2019 Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook Previous articleDoherty seeking support for bill to curtail vulture fundsNext articleDriver detected driving under the influence of drugs in Letterkenny News Highland Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterestlast_img read more

4 children among those killed in massive fire that destroyed 35 boats at Alabama dock

first_img#BREAKING: Multiple people are dead and several others are missing after a fire at the Jackson County Park in Scottsboro, Alabama. @WKRN https://t.co/eaKKjpqVIx— Josh Breslow (@JoshBreslowWKRN) January 27, 2020Nicklaus said at a news conference on Tuesday that an investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched by the Alabama fire marshal. He said the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Coast Guard are also investigating the incident.He said some of the investigators working to find the cause of the tragedy also probed a fire on Sept. 2 that killed 34 people on a 75-foot dive boat anchored off Santa Cruz Island in Southern California.The ferocious blaze on Monday broke out around 12:40 a.m. at a marina at Jackson County Park on the Tennessee River and rapidly spread, Nicklaus said.In addition to the eight bodies recovered from the water, seven other people were injured and taken to area hospitals, Nicklaus said. He said the injuries were minor.“This kind of loss on any scale is huge, but for a small community it’s incredibly tragic and rough,” Nicklaus told ABC News.He said the 35 vessels that burned ranged from 20-foot pontoons to 40-foot houseboats that up to 21 people were using as their permanent residences. It remained unclear how many people were on the boats and the dock when the fire broke out.“That proved difficult because of the nature of people coming and going off of houseboats and not knowing how many people were staying with who,” Nicklaus said.Video footage showed a long dock with flames shooting from what appeared to be a row of houseboats.Nicklaus said when firefighters arrived, 30% of the dock was engulfed in flames. He said firefighters initially confronted “substantial access problems” in reaching people trapped by the flames.Some people escaped the fire by jumping into the frigid water, he said, and some boats sank at the dock while others broke from their moorings and sank in the lake.Nicklaus said that 17 different agencies, including the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and neighboring fire departments, responded to the scene. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. pkazmercyk/iStock(SCOTTSBORO, Ala.) — Four children were among the eight people killed when a massive fire swept through an Alabama marina and destroyed 35 boats, some being used as permanent residences, authorities said on Tuesday.The ages of the children who perished in Monday morning’s blaze in Scottsboro were 7, 9, 10 and 16, Jackson County Medical Examiner John Jordan told ABC News.Jordan said all of the victims have been identified, but he is not yet prepared to release the names of those who died.While the search for additional victims is ongoing, Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Nicklaus told ABC News that “we believe that we have all the souls accounted for.”last_img read more