FTSE 100 trackers have advantages. But I’d rather invest in these top global equity funds

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 13th April, 2020 FTSE 100 tracker funds have a number of advantages. For starters, they provide exposure to 100 different large-cap companies. This means they offer investors an element of diversification. Secondly, they provide exposure to a number of world-class companies, such as Unilever, Diageo, and Sage. Third, they’re cost-effective, as fees are generally very low. However, my view is that a mix of top actively-managed funds and high-quality stocks could potentially deliver higher returns than a FTSE 100 tracker in the long run. Here’s a look at three top global equity funds that have outperformed the FTSE 100 by a wide margin recently.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Outperforming a FTSE 100 trackerOne fund that I view as a good investment is Fundsmith Equity. This is a large global equity fund that is managed by portfolio manager Terry Smith.Since its launch in late 2010, Fundsmith has delivered outstanding returns for investors. For example, for the five-year period ending 31 December 2019, Fundsmith delivered a return of around 132% versus 41% for the FTSE 100. More recently, the fund has held up very well in the stock market crash, returning -8% in the first quarter of 2020, versus -24% for the FTSE 100.One reason this fund has delivered such great returns for investors is that Smith has very strict investment criteria when it comes to picking stocks. Instead of investing in a wide range of companies, he only invests in a handful of high-quality, resilient businesses that have advantages that are difficult to replicate.Fundsmith is significantly more expensive than your average FTSE 100 tracker. Fees through Hargreaves Lansdown are 0.95% per year plus platform fees. But I believe this is well worth it, given the fund’s track record.A focus on ‘exceptional’ companies Another actively-managed fund I hold in high regard is Lindsell Train Global Equity.Like Fundsmith, Lindsell Train Global Equity has delivered stunning returns for investors in recent years. For the five-year period to the end of 2019, the fund returned a very impressive 147%. And for the first quarter of 2020, it returned -11%, outperforming FTSE 100 tracker funds by a long way.This is another fund that focuses on high-quality businesses. Specifically, portfolio managers Nick Train and Michael Lindsell look for ‘exceptional’ companies that demonstrate long-term durability in cash and profit generation. Looking at the fund’s long-term performance track record, this approach seems to deliver.This fund is available on the Hargreaves Lansdown platform with a low fee of 0.5% plus platform fees. At that price, I believe it’s a great core investment.Superb performance Finally, a third fund I’d buy over a FTSE 100 tracker is Blue Whale Growth.This is a relatively new global equity fund that was only launched in September 2017. I wouldn’t let the lack of a long-term track record put you off though. Since its inception, its performance has been fantastic. Last year, Blue Whale Growth returned 28%, and the year before it returned 9%. By contrast, the FTSE 100 returned 17% and -9%.Like the two funds above, Blue Whale is a concentrated fund that focuses on high-quality companies. Specifically, portfolio manager Stephen Yiu looks for companies that have the ability to grow over the long term, and that are attractively valued. Judging by the performance of the fund, Yiu is a good stock picker.Overall, there’s a lot I like about this under-the-radar global equity fund. Fees are 0.89% per year plus platform fees through Hargreaves Lansdown. FTSE 100 trackers have advantages. But I’d rather invest in these top global equity funds Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdownm Unilever, Diageo and Sage and has positions in Fundsmith Equity, Lindsell Train Global Equity, and Blue Whale Growth. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Hargreaves Lansdown, and Sage Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription read more

Should I buy Fevertree shares after the price drop?

first_img Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fevertree Drinks. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Fevertree Drinks (LSE: FEVR) shares have fallen since it released its 2020 full-year results. The posh tonic maker has been one of the darlings of the AIM market. But for now, I’ll only be watching the stock. Here’s why.High growthIn the past, Fevertree has been growing at a phenomenal rate and I reckon investors have become used to this. This growth has resulted in the stock being expensive and it trades on a price-to-earnings ratio of 62x.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Because Fevertree shares are trading on such a very high valuation, the stock is likely to be sensitive to any disappointing news. This is exactly what has happened with the share price.Last week, Fevertree released its 2020 full-year results, which saw total revenue fall 3% to £252.1m and profitability take a hit. In particular in the UK, which is a key market, sales fell by 22%. I guess it didn’t help when retail trade from bars and restaurants was disrupted by the pandemic.Perhaps to offset the fall in growth, the company kept investors happy by increasing the full-year dividend by 4% to 15.68p. The news may have been bad, but I reckon Fevertree is highlighting to its shareholders that it can afford to increase its income payments, despite the challenging conditions.And there’s plenty of hope for the future. Once government restrictions are lifted, bars and restaurants should be able to serve Fevertree’s premium tonics again. UK sales are likely to bounce back as people start to socialise and spend money again.International marketsBut maybe there’s a limit to how much fancy tonic Fevertree can sell in the UK. The stellar growth once seen from the UK market is starting to level off. Part of the company’s strategy is to replicate its UK success across the pond.So far the US market has been working out well. 2020 sales from America saw a 23% increase and now account for 23% of total revenue. Fevertree has also seen explosive growth from Australia and Canada, driving total 2020 revenue growth for these two countries of 58% to £25m.I think these numbers are impressive given how difficult the coronavirus crisis has been. And Fevertree says it can deliver total revenue growth of between 12% and 16% in 2021.If it continues its momentum, I think it can deliver this target, but it won’t be easy. As I mentioned before, the shares are expensive and are sensitive to any negative news, which adds risk to the share.Should I buy Fevertree shares now?I’m holding off for now but I’ll be watching the share price closely. I reckon the shares could sell-off in the short term following the weak full-year results.But I think Fevertree has a strong brand and is in a very strong financial position. It’s debt-free and has a cash balance of £143m. I also like that Fevertree operates an asset-light business model. This means that it outsources most of its operations, which tends to be a cheaper alternative.What this lean operating model read more

Orange County Proposed Budget – $285 Million for Public Works

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! According to County Commissioner Bryan Nelson, “The Orange County Public Works Department does an amazing job with the infrastructure that most of us take for granted.”The Public Works Department of Orange County is responsible for an array of services including, building and maintaining the county’s roads, drainage, and stormwater networks. The work the Department does on a daily basis is crucial due to a growing population and the increased number of vehicles on the roads. More specifically, the department makes sure that roads and pedestrian walkways are efficient, effective, and safe for travel of all Orange County residents. In addition, the department works with the community, industry groups, and agencies to determine infrastructure needs. Public Works plays a major role in the mitigation of flooding due to storms by overseeing the county’s stormwater infrastructure and controlling stormwater runoff. The Public Works Department is made up of seven divisions all with a specific mission. These include the Development Engineering, Fiscal & Operational Support, Highway Construction, Public Works Engineering, Roads & Drainage, Stormwater Management, and Traffic Engineering divisions.County CommissionerBryan NelsonIn the past fiscal year Public Works has been successful in maintaining 2,835 miles of roadways, 1,772 retention ponds, 593 traffic signals, and 25, 616 traffic signs. It has also successfully installed 6.2 miles of new sidewalks, and resurfaced 175 miles of arterial, collector, and subdivision roads.There are nearly $99 million included in the proposed operating budget for Public Works as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2016-2017 budget. This funding will ensure all roads, traffic signals, and drainage systems are successfully maintained for all county residents. The major source of revenue for the Public Works comes from sales tax revenue. Traditionally a majority of revenue for the department came from the fuel tax, but with fuel efficiency technology advancing revenue from this funding source has decreased. Orange County has filled in this funding gap with $82 million from sales tax revenue.Public Works expenditures can be categorized into two categories, operating and non-operating expenditures. Personnel services are a major subcategory of operating expenditures. This includes employee salaries, and benefits including health care, stormwater structures, and facilities. Total personnel expenditure is $99 Million. Non-personnel expenditures include capital improvements. This includes funding for new and expanded roadways, repaving, pedestrian safety, strormwater, drainage, and traffic improvements. Total non-operating expenditures are $187 Million. Part of the budget also includes funding from the INVEST In Our Home for Life initiative.Use this link to see details of the operating and non-operating expenditures.The INVEST in Our Home for Life initiative is a $300 million initiative aimed at providing quality infrastructure, vibrant neighborhoods and quality housing, enhanced recreational opportunities, and new public safety facilities among others. As part of this initiative $200 million will be provided to complete funding of new roadways, improvement of current roadways, and current traffic congestion in several areas through the county. Ten projects have been approved by the Board of County Commissioners. There are also district specific projects including the pavement of Memorial Cemetery Road located in District 2. This project is budgeted at $45,000 and is pending construction approval.For more information regarding the INVEST in Our Home for Life initiative and the Public Works budget visit the initiative’s webpage found at http://orangecountyfl.net/. If you would like a more in-depth explanation of any of Orange County Government’s Financial Policies you can contact the Office of Management and Budget at (407) 836-7390 or see Orange County’s Administrative Regulations.You may also visit: http://www.ocfl.net/OpenGovernment/Budgets.aspx TAGSOrange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonOrange County Public Works Previous articleHow will Tractor Supply affect Apopka traffic?Next articleWater Managament District provides flooding info Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, read more

AK House / Leo Romano

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955935/ak-house-leo-romano Clipboard Area:  528 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Aldeia, Bela Arte, InterpamCity:Jardins MuniqueCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edgard CesarRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsLunawoodLunawood Thermowood Façade and Decking in Project ÖWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. Casa AK was completed in 2020 and has approximately 500m2. It is located in a horizontal condominium in the city of Goiânia, Goiás. The sloping terrain made it possible to implant the residence at the highest level allowed. Thus, the ground floor was two meters above the street, allowing a greater view of the residents in relation to the frontal forest.Save this picture!© Edgard CesarSave this picture!Planta – Pavimento TérreoSave this picture!© Edgard CesarIt is important to emphasize that the lateral and bottom buildings surrounded the other possibilities of visual amplitude. Sunstroke together with frontal visuality defined the development of the house plan. In this way, the pool square welcomes the resident and invites to the social pavilion with the concept of a veranda room. At this point, all environments are integrated through openings in aluminum frames. The side openings are at the edge of the setback and are occupied by a garden, bringing nature into the house. Still with the idea of enhancing the relationship between the house and nature, hanging gardens serve both social environments and intimate circulation.Save this picture!© Edgard CesarOn the upper floor are the suites and a large TV room. On the street, the front wall with the gates behave like a repetition of the materials on the second floor, mixing stone and aluminum louvers. The glazed ground floor is an element of contrast in the monolith, revealed only when we are at the leisure level with swimming pools, balconies and rooms. The house is barely visible from the street. This makes the cozy atmosphere printed in the environments become a revelation pleasing to the eye.Save this picture!© Edgard CesarProject gallerySee allShow lessEast Extension Center / Arquitectura DESE UCSelected ProjectsArt Club Born PhFormula / Balet Roselló ArquitectosSelected Projects Share AK House / Leo RomanoSave this projectSaveAK House / Leo RomanoSave this picture!© Edgard Cesar+ 38Curated by Matheus Pereira Share AK House / Leo Romano CopyAbout this officeLeo RomanoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsGoianiaJardins MuniqueBrazilPublished on January 31, 2021Cite: “AK House / Leo Romano” [Casa AK / Leo Romano] 31 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses, House Interiors•Jardins Munique, Brazil Brazil Year:  Architects: Leo Romano Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955935/ak-house-leo-romano Clipboard Photographs:  Edgard Cesar Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Photographs 2020 ArchDailylast_img

‘Sleep out for justice’ for Kevin Davis

first_imgKevin DavisFeb. 4 would have been Kevin Davis’ 45th birthday.The popular restaurant worker and beloved brother and uncle was killed by a DeKalb County, Georgia, police officer after calling 911 seeking help. His partner, who had been stabbed in the arm by another person, says that officer Joseph Pitts did not announce himself as a police officer when he entered the apartment, killed Davis’ dog and then shot Kevin on Dec. 29.The Davis family has been demanding a thorough investigation into his death, concerned that the police report differs from several witness accounts of what happened. In the 40 days since the fatal shooting of an innocent man, the family has heard nothing from police officials, not even an expression of sympathy.The DeKalb County Courthouse in downtown Decatur, just east of Atlanta, was once again the location for a gathering of Kevin’s family, friends and other community members demanding justice.Following a brief ceremony, reflecting on the cheerful and helpful personality of Kevin Davis, the plaza was turned into a temporary camp as several dozen youth set up tents and unrolled sleeping bags, determined to be there in the morning to greet court officials, including the district attorney and all those entering the building, with their Black Lives Matter message demanding justice. Hundreds and hundreds of flyers were distributed to workers using the nearby Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority station, high school students and those with business in the court building.Television crews recorded the “Sleep Out For Justice,” bringing attention to another suspicious death at the hands of police.The youthful activists sent pictures and tweets throughout the night.Assisted by their lawyers and community supporters, the family is prepared to continue the fight for an independent investigation and changes in police policy. As Delisa Davis, Kevin’s sister repeats at every opportunity: “Kevin was a good guy. He didn’t deserve this.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

Bagdad da un mensaje de Año Nuevo: EE.UU. intensifica la agresión

first_imgJan. 3 – La arrogancia del imperialismo estadounidense no tiene límites. Y en ninguna parte ha sido más destructivo en las últimas décadas que en los países de la zona denominados Oriente Medio.Manifestantes iraquíes asaltan embajada de Estados Unidos en Bagdad, 31 de diciembre.Se envió un mensaje humillante a los imperialistas estadounidenses en Bagdad, Iraq, el último día de 2019.El 31 de diciembre, una procesión fúnebre desarmada de miles de personas pasó por puestos de guardia, capas de barreras de explosión y puntos de control sin oposición hacia el complejo de embajadas de EE.UU. más seguro del mundo. Las fuerzas de seguridad del gobierno iraquí no impidieron que los miembros de la milicia y sus líderes ingresaran a la zona verde fuertemente fortificada donde se encuentra la embajada de los EE.UU.Esta acción audaz siguió a un funeral masivo para miembros de las unidades de la Milicia Popular que habían muerto en un bombardeo estadounidense. Expuso la vulnerabilidad de los ocupantes estadounidenses.Estados Unidos toma represalias con provocación peligrosaEsa acción de la embajada envió un mensaje claro de que ninguna base estadounidense en Iraq es segura.Las mismas fuerzas iraquíes en las que confía Estados Unidos, en la embajada más fuertemente fortificada del mundo, abrieron la puerta. Claramente, Estados Unidos no tiene aliados. Incluso las fuerzas iraquíes que colaboraron se han alineado contra ellos.Estados Unidos respondió con una provocación peligrosa e irracional, un acto criminal destinado a crear una conflagración en la región.Según una declaración del Departamento de Defensa de EE.UU., el presidente Trump ordenó el asesinato del mayor general iraní Qassem Soleimani, jefe de la Fuerza de la Guardia Revolucionaria iraní Cuerpo-Quds, que estaba en una visita oficial a Iraq.Un ataque aéreo estadounidense mató a Soleimani en el aeropuerto de Bagdad la madrugada del viernes 3 de enero.Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, el líder de las Fuerzas de Movilización Popular, que son oficialmente parte de las Fuerzas de Seguridad Iraquí, también fue asesinado.La escalada de los Estados Unidos incluyó la llegada bien publicitada de tropas estadounidenses de la 82 División Aerotransportada a Kuwait el mismo día de los asesinatos.A medida que EE.UU. enciende una crisis, este es un momento importante para evaluar la posición de EE.UU., su fortaleza y sus alianzas, y para evaluar la evolución de los movimientos de los pueblos por la soberanía en toda la región.La audaz acción iraquí en la embajada de EE.UU.No fue un evento aislado o excepcional. Más bien, fue la tercera vez en los últimos meses de 2019 que el poder de los EE.UU. fuera desafiado con éxito de maneras completamente nuevas y creativas y en una región que ha sido brutalmente dominada, ocupada y deliberadamente empobrecida por las fuerzas estadounidenses durante décadas.Las unidades militares iraquíes son ciertamente capaces de un ataque militar repentino y sorpresa. Por ejemplo, la embajada de Estados Unidos en Bagdad fue golpeada por una lluvia de cohetes Katyusha en mayo. Los ataques con cohetes contra bases estadounidenses están aumentando.Pero se eligió un curso diferente: un acto más sorprendente y altamente político. Esta vez los iraquíes entraron por la puerta principal.Según las imágenes en vivo y los informes del sitio de Al Jazeera, la procesión fúnebre “entró en la Zona Verde protegida al pasar por las puertas sin ninguna resistencia de las fuerzas de seguridad iraquíes que se supone que protegen la Zona Verde”.Cientos de personas gritando “Muerte a América” escalaron las paredes y en realidad entraron en la Embajada de los Estados Unidos. Quemaron el área de recepción y luego anunciaron en altoparlantes que habían “entregado su mensaje”.Según los informes de NBC News, el hecho de romper una puerta principal y prender fuego a un área de recepción fue uno de los peores ataques a la embajada en la memoria reciente. Las llamas se elevaron desde el interior del complejo y los soldados estadounidenses en el techo del edificio principal de la embajada apuntaron con armas a los manifestantes. Los guardias dispararon gases lacrimógenos cuando el humo se elevó sobre los terrenos de la embajada.Los manifestantes levantaron carpas para pasar la noche, trajeron colchones y ollas, y dijeron que estaban preparados para lanzar una sentada abierta alrededor de la embajada hasta que vieron medidas para “poner fin a la presencia e intervención de Estados Unidos en el país”.Llamaron al Parlamento iraquí a tomar medidas: “Queremos que los estadounidenses se vayan”.Una persona entrevistada, que se describió como un partidario de la milicia, dijo: “Vinimos a llorar a las personas que murieron como resultado de los ataques de Estados Unidos en Qaim y a condenar la fuente de todo mal en Iraq desde 2003”.“Estamos aquí porque estamos en contra de la presencia de read more

RSF calls on Madagascar to stop censoring media

first_img MadagascarAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression In a letter to the German embassy, Madagascar’s foreign minister expressed “deep concern about the publication of figures or opinion polls” and referred to the need to “safeguard public order and state security.” Help by sharing this information Which of the 36 presidential candidates is the front-runner in the first round of the election scheduled for 7 November? Madagascans don’t know because Politikà, a news biweekly funded by Germany’s Friedrich Ebert Foundation, was prevented from publishing the results of the poll it commissioned. Reports The authorities claimed that the station, which is very popular in the region, had incited unrest by allowing a local resident to issue a call on the air for a protest against a court’s decision to provisionally release two alleged cattle thieves. Other media outlets reported the same news without being closed. Kiosque à journaux à la veille de la derniière élection présidentielle à Madagascar, le 22 octobre 2013. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP The magazine’s editor, Raoto Andriamanambe, told RSF that, as a result of the pressure, he ripped the pages containing the results of the poll out of the issue on the eve of its publication on 26 September. Receive email alerts October 12, 2018 RSF calls on Madagascar to stop censoring media A few days later, another letter, this time from the communication ministry, was sent to Hawel Mamodaly, an opposition parliamentarian, ordering him to close Fréquence Menabe, the local radio station he owns in Morondava, 650 km west of the capital.  Relations between the Madagascan authorities and journalists have often been tense under President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, who is running for another term. Shortly after his election in 2013, he warned journalists that there were “limits” to press freedom. His prime minister meanwhile urged reporters not to ask the president “bothersome questions.” “Preventing the publication of a poll and arbitrarily closing a radio station owned by an opposition legislator in the run-up to a presidential election constitute acts of censorship prejudicial to the quality of the democratic debate,”said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk.  “Journalistic freedom is essential for fair and transparent elections.” The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa April 30, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img MadagascarAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression April 16, 2020 Find out more Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more In 2016, RSF condemned the adoption of a communication code based on the criminal code, under which press offences are punishable by imprisonment. RSF also worked to obtain the provisional release of Radio Jupiterdirector Fernand Cello, who ended up being given a suspended two-year jail sentence in connection with his investigative coverage of corruption and abuse of authority in the south of the country. Follow the news on Madagascar to go further Madagascar is ranked 54th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities in Madagascar not to censor the media in the run-up to next month’s presidential election, after they prevented a magazine from publishing an opinion poll and closed a radio station. News News RSF urges Madagascar to let journalists cover Covid-19 freely Madagascar : Sabotage silences TV channel that criticized coronavirus measures RSF_en last_img

Million-gallon leak found

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook WhatsApp Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live A LEAK which has seen millions of gallons of water going down the drain over a period of seven years has provided the answer to why Shannon man, Pat Madden’s new water meter was telling him he had used 1.6 million litres in less than two months.The water meter installed in his home home clocked his water usage as being equal to flushing the loo 1,069 times a day or taking a bath 26 times a day.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But on Wednesday, a crew from Irish Water dug until they found the cause of the problem – a badly leaking pipe in a corner of the gardenTaxi driver Pat Madden was astonished to discover that his meter showed he had used more than 1.5 million litres of water in the 79 days after it was installed – the equivalent, given the amount of water contained in a standard cistern, of flushing the toilet every 79 seconds.Mr Madden said that 19 days after the meter was installed, he checked the reading . “I was shocked – according to the meter, I had used 372,000 gallons of water. It was ticking so fast it sounded like a bomb”.Pat, who lives alone, took a test reading at 11am on November 26 and another one at 5pm that day.“It recorded that I had used 5,000 liters of water in that space of time – which was extraordinary, considering I wasn’t even at home.”After turning off the water going into the meter to see if it was working and establishing that it was, Mr Madden sealed off the water coming into his house. “But the thing kept registering water going through.“I never wanted this meter installed in the first place. I don’t mind paying for clean water but you can’t even drink the stuff coming out of the taps in Shannon – it smells like Parazone. I filter it twice before I use it for tea or cooking and I drink bottled water”.Withe the leak located and promptly repaired, Mr Madden said that “to be fair, if the water meter had not been installed I would still know nothing about a serious leak. I would advise people to check their use regularly after they have meters installed and question it if it’s excessive”. Email TAGSfeaturedIrish WaterlimerickShannon Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Previous articleBen Portsmouth is the Ultimate King of rock’n’rollNext articleNew album from Cathy Davey early 2015 Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsBreaking newsMillion-gallon leak foundBy Bernie English – January 28, 2015 995 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Linkedinlast_img

Limerick remembers Orlando victims

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick remembers Orlando victimsBy Alan Jacques – June 13, 2016 945 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp TAGSfeaturedLGBTIlimerickOrlando Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebookcenter_img AN online book of condolences in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting tragedy will open at 10am, this Tuesday, June 14 on Limerick.ie/CouncilMeanwhile, the Limerick LGBTI community will hold a candlelight vigil in Arthur’s Quay Park this Wednesday, June 15 at 6.30pm.The vigil is being held in solidarity with families, friends, loved ones and LGBT+ community and wider community in Florida, and in solidarity with all the people around the world who have been and continue to be affected by terrorism and all forms of violence and oppression. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Members of the public are encouraged to bring a candle and rainbow colours, flags paint or clothing. All are welcome to attend. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDouble first for Limerick poet Ron CareyNext articleAppeal to find woman (34) missing in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img

Hot Summer Night

first_img Facebook By admin – June 7, 2018 WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleJuneteenth Celebration begins June 15thNext articleCHAREN: Children, ‘animals’ and immigrants admin Hot summer nights logo Pinterest Downtown OdessaDowntown Odessa Inc. and the Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities has scheduled 2018 Hot Summer Nights with cool music entertainment featuring the Permian Playhouse from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 8 at Noël Heritage Plaza Park, 320 W. Fifth St.Admission is free. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and drinks.Alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Food trucks will be on site.Call 335-4682.center_img Hot Summer Night Local News Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twitterlast_img