Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) 2010 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee rents out investment properties, plant and equipment to Holiday Villages Management Services Mauritius Limited, which operates the Club Med Hotel at La Pointe au Cannoniers in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of MCB Group Limited. Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) 2020 abridged results.Company ProfileNPF Microfinance Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for both serving and retired Officers and men and women employed by the Nigeria Police Force as well as the general banking public. The company is the leading microfinance institution in Nigeria and also offers loans, advances, money market products and financial advisory services to the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company has developed specialised products which includes Police After Service Account, Police Focal Account and IGP Premium Bond. Established in 1993, NPF Microfinance Bank Plc was granted its full license to operate as a Community Bank in 2002. It converted from its Community Bank status to a Microfinance Bank following a directive from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Its head office is in Obalende, Nigeria and its branch network extends to all the Police commands in the country. NPF Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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The struggle for justice continues in Flint.The crisis of lead contamination, caused by a failure to add anti-corrosive chemicals to water drawn from the Flint River, did not end when Flint returned to its previous source, Detroit Water and Sewerage.While Detroit water comes properly treated, Flint’s estimated 15,000 aging lead service lines are still leaching lead into the water. One reason is that the pipes were damaged during 18 months of exposure to untreated river water. Another is that residents are still limiting their use of the toxic water, which prevents phosphates from coating the lead pipes.The filters provided for some residents are ineffective in homes where the water has more than 150 parts per billion of lead. Many residents are without filters at all. Thus, untold numbers of people, including children, still do not have safe drinking water.Moreover, lead is not the only contaminant in the water. Showering and bathing still cause skin rashes, hair loss and breathing trouble, with disinfectant byproducts a possible factor.The people of Flint are weary of endless trips to procure bottled water, which is getting harder to come by as the state cuts back. The amount of waste is staggering, yet the fire stations, which have served as both water distribution and recycling centers, have stopped accepting empty bottles.The struggle has turned ordinary residents into celebrities, the latest being Amaryana “Mari” Copeny, whose appeal brought President Barack Obama to Flint. “Little Miss Flint” is recognized in public and often complimented. Yet 8-year-old Mari has been the subject of racist attacks over misspelled words and how she speaks.By holding a meeting in Flint the president did more than Gov. Rick Snyder, who lives just 45 minutes away in Ann Arbor but has yet to meet with residents. Obama lost all credibility with Flint residents, however, when he drank city water to support the government’s position that the water was safe to drink. Snyder infuriated residents when he pulled the same publicity stunt and then left the country, avoiding Flint water for 10 days.The president made a point of telling Flint that help is on the way, but the federal government is only sending an $80 million revolving loan fund — for all of Michigan.The latest outrage is the announcement that Flint water bills, already among the highest in the country, are expected to double over the next five years. The point of disconnecting from Detroit was supposedly to save money.Residents sue for pipe replacementOn May 13, attorneys presented initial arguments in a lawsuit charging state and city officials with violating the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Melissa Mays, founder of “Water You Fighting For,” filed the suit along with Flint-based Pastors for Social Action, the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Plaintiffs are seeking injunctive relief in the form of a court order to replace all of Flint’s lead service lines.State attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that the state is complying with a remedial order from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. NRDC attorney Dimple Chaudhary pointed out that the state is trying to get out from under that very order. “Pipes continue to leach lead. Lead is not minimized. There is continued harm to residents of Flint,” Chaudhary told the judge.More than 100 people attended the Detroit hearing. Activists in solidarity with Flint packed the chambers, with latecomers straining to hear the proceedings outside the doorway. The plaintiffs are waiting on federal Judge David Lawson to decide if the case, one of many lawsuits by Flint residents seeking justice, will go forward.What is needed?Lead has been known to be toxic for ages, but was used in paint, gasoline, piping and other products with no regard to worker or community safety. Lead at any level is poisonous, especially to young children, who suffer developmentally. Water is only one route of entry into the body. Untold numbers of children — particularly children of color — were harmed by contact with lead-based paint until its use was banned.Many communities across the country have aging lead pipes that need to be replaced. High levels of lead in water have been reported in large cities, small towns and on Native reservations. On March 17, USA Today reported that “hundreds of schools across the nation” have water lead levels in “excessive amounts.” Earlier, the same paper reported that 2,000 water systems across the country had elevated lead content. Lead above cautionary levels has been found in school drinking fountains in Detroit and even in the well-off suburb of Grosse Pointe in Michigan.Fixing the problem would be a massive undertaking. It would cost billions upon billions of dollars and require a massive endeavor of human labor. But what is more important?Many of the cities where excessive lead has been reported in the water also have high rates of poverty and unemployment. Flint, the poorest city in Michigan, has an official poverty rate of more than 40 percent. Detroit’s rate is only a percentage point behind Flint’s. Why not put residents to work fixing pipes?It is time for a massive public works program similar to the Works Project Administration of the 1930s. The state and federal governments, the banks and corporations like General Motors who created the environmental and economic havoc, should be made to pay for what the plaintiffs are suing for: Fix the pipes now!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
By NAFB News Service – Jan 26, 2020 White House and administration officials have confirmed that the president will sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement on Wednesday, leaving Canada as the lone nation that still needs to pass the agreement.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country’s government will introduce a motion to approve the USMCA when Parliament resumes today.Canadian Cattlemen Association’s Director of Government and International Relations John Masswohl says he expects quick passage.“That’s something that certainly at CCA we have been expressing our support and we have been meeting with members of Parliament and the Ministers and expressing our hope that a bill will be introduced, if not the first day maybe the second day in the Parliament, and that they will find all the procedural mechanisms that they can to move this thing as quickly as possible and pass it.”He says the chances of USMCA passage are good because both parties back the agreement.“When the governing party, which is the liberals, and the official opposition, which is the conservatives, and they’re both supportive of it, I see things being able to move pretty quickly. I think that’s the case this time around. We just have to continue to explain to them how important this is to the Canadian economy, and we will be doing that, and I know some of my colleagues in some of the other sectors will as well.”Masswohl says once Canada ratifies the pact, then it’ll be this spring when it’s finally completed by all three nations.“I don’t think there’s any hope that we’re going to pass it before the end of January. So the question is if we can get it passed and done by the end of February, then the agreement will come into effect on May first. We go past the end of February and into March, and we’re not done by the end of March, then it’s June first. So, I think that’s the question; Is it May first or is it June first?”Mexico approved the agreement in June of last year. Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News President to Sign USMCA Wednesday; Canada Moving Forward Today Facebook Twitter SHARE President to Sign USMCA Wednesday; Canada Moving Forward Today Previous articleBacon Bringing Farmers and Legislators Together at StatehouseNext articleIt Might be Time to Check Your Corn-Soybean Planting Strategy on the HAT Monday Morning Edition NAFB News Service
News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists to go further After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists RSF_en Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest of free speech defender Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer who has represented many imprisoned journalists. She was arrested on 5 September on charges of anti-government propaganda and conspiring against the regime after responding to a summons from a revolutionary court prosecutor’s office located inside Tehran’s Evin prison.“Nasrin Sotoudeh has for the past year been the spokesperson of the victims of injustice, of those the regime is trying to silence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Detained journalists and other political prisoners are denied their most basic rights. Lawyers cannot visit their detained clients or see their case files. Now the repression is being stepped up a notch. By arresting lawyers, the regime is trying to gag the last dissenting voices. Lawyers’ organisations throughout the world must demand this courageous lawyer’s immediate release.”The prominent political prisoners defended by Sotoudeh include journalists Issa Saharkhiz and Mohammad Sadegh Kaboudvand, who are both seriously ill (http://en.rsf.org/iran-health-of-prisoners-of-conscience-16-07-2010,37962.html). Despite being interrogated and threatened on several occasions, she has never stopped denouncing the arbitrary and illegal arrests that have been taking place since June 2009’s disputed presidential election.When Sotoudeh’s office was searched and closed on 28 August, she said: “Their aim is to rid the country of its human rights defenders.” News Help by sharing this information June 9, 2021 Find out more News March 18, 2021 Find out more News IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out more September 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lawyer who defends detained journalists is herself arrested
– The organisation Digital Rights June 19, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Denmark June 2, 2021 Find out more November 23, 2020 Find out more RSF_en In October 2001, soon after the 11 September attacks, the government moved to fight terrorism with a legislative package that rewrote laws about justice, internal affairs, the economy and taxes.It asked the justice ministry to take steps to legalise retention of phone, e-mail and Internet connection data and to see that police had faster and easier access to such personal information. The 31 May 2002 anti-terrorist law extended the minimum time for data retention to a year and allowed police and intelligence agents to look at such material with court permission where serious crimes were involved and to install on ISP servers software similar to the US Carnivore system to record key-strokes and intercept e-mail.The Danish presidency of the European Union (EU) tried to impose this approach on other member-states when it made a proposal on 24 June 2002 called “information technology related measures concerning the investigation and prosecution of organised crime.” It said all member-states would soon have to take steps to oblige phone companies and ISPs to retain all their traffic records “so security services can readily consult it in the course of their investigations.”In September 2002, the government tempered its restrictive measures by setting up a commission to safeguard citizens’ computer rights which was due to make proposals in June 2003. DenmarkEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information December 2, 2020 Find out more DenmarkEurope – Central Asia News LINKS: Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News News to go further Organisation News Receive email alerts RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive – The data protection agency Datatilsynet Follow the news on Denmark Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union
Facebook An ambitious new EU energy package launched by the European Commission today (Wednesday) could see Shannon Estuary serve as an energy hub for Europe and save Irish householders money, according to Seán Kelly MEP.The Ireland South MEP welcomed the announcement of the Energy Union today by the European Commission and called on Member States to work to harmonise their national energy strategies for the benefit of the entire EU.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Increased EU energy cooperation will see us improve the security of our energy supply, increase our competitiveness, and move towards a low carbon system. An integrated energy market brings more competition and ultimately more affordable energy prices for European consumers”, said MEP Kelly following the highly anticipated announcement from the European Commission today.“It is clear that we are far too dependent on unreliable external sources for our energy supply, particularly Russia. There is an urgent need to diversify our energy resources to ensure the European consumer is not adversely affected by geopolitical crises such as the one we have seen in Ukraine.“Increased efforts to build additional LNG terminals, such as the planned Shannon LNG facility in Ballylongford, would mean more gas supply options and less political risks. Ireland is ideally placed as an entry point for global gas shipments, which could see the Shannon Estuary serve as an energy hub for Europe.“At the same time, increasing the share of renewables in our energy mix – both for power production and for renewable heating and cooling – will see more of our energy produced indigenously and bring significant added benefits to our environment.”“Work must be done to improve our energy infrastructure, including the installation of more gas and electricity interconnectors, and investment must be made in research activities to explore the feasibility of all possible indigenous energy sources that could contribute to our energy goals.“I call on Member States to commit fully to establishing the Energy Union and work to remove any barriers to inter-country energy flows across the EU. This will bring us closer to a secure, interdependent and functioning energy union,” he concluded. Advertisement WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsEU package for Shannon EstuaryBy Bernie English – February 25, 2015 910 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSEUfeaturedlimerickSean Kellyshannon estuary Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Linkedin Twitter Email Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleLast chance for long-nosed PinocchioNext articleIrish Rail to work on ‘lethal ramp’ in County Limerick 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. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live