Cineworld hit by World Cup but given boost from the 3D film revolution KCS-content Thursday 19 August 2010 8:39 pm CINEWORLD saw a fall off in the number of filmgoers in the first half of the year because of the World Cup but said the popularity of 3D films was helping to boost the business. Despite the drop in admissions, the company recorded pre-tax profits of £11.8m in the first half of the year up from £11.6m in the first-half last year.Chief executive Stephen Wiener said: “We are pleased to announce good growth in first half revenues and ebitda despite the impact of the World Cup which, as anticipated, resulted in a quiet June.”He added: “The second half of the financial year has started strongly for the Group, with an excellent range of blockbusters and 3D films.” The firm said the fourth quarter looks equally strong and brings an exciting line up of releases with titles such as “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” and “Little Fockers.” More than 20 per cent of its box-office revenues were from 3D movies. Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Share whatsapp Tags: NULL
African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAfrican Export Import Bank is a financial institution that facilitates trade amongst African countries as well as trade between Africa and other continents. The bank provides investment banking and advisory services as well as project and export development programs in Mauritius and around the world with particular focus on the globalization of African trade. African Export Import Bank is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 December 6, 2017 at 7:11 pm Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Mama Mia December 6, 2017 at 7:08 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Millions of drivers facing expensive damage and fines from improperly secured trees From AAAThanksgiving has passed and the Christmas season is in full effect. Parents with children in tow are searching for a Christmas tree. Now that you have found the perfect tree, transporting it to your home can be problematic.According to a new AAA survey, an estimated 20 million Americans who purchased a real Christmas tree in the last three years did not properly secure it to their vehicle, risking serious vehicle damage and dangerous road debris. In addition to vehicle damage, Christmas trees that are not properly secured are a safety hazard for other motorists. AAA urges all drivers to transport their Christmas trees safely this holiday season.“Not transporting a Christmas tree incorrectly can be dangerous,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group. “It can be a driving distraction, putting your safety and others at risk.”According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, road debris – which could include objects like improperly secured Christmas trees that fly off cars, landing on the road or on other cars – was responsible for more than 200,000 crashes that resulted in 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths over the past four years. About two-thirds of debris-related crashes are the result of improperly secured items falling from a vehicle.Fortunately, Christmas trees can be safely transported by taking the following steps:Use the right vehicle. It’s best to transport a Christmas tree on top of a vehicle equipped with a roof rack. [One of those cars would be a Jeep equipped with the best Jeep roof rack.] However, if you do not have a roof rack, use the bed of a pickup truck, or an SUV, van or minivan that can fit the tree inside with all doors closed.Use quality tie downs. Bring strong rope or nylon ratchet straps to secure the tree to your vehicle’s roof rack. Avoid the lightweight twine offered by many tree lots.Protect the tree. Have the tree wrapped in netting before loading it. If netting is unavailable, secure loose branches with rope or twine.Protect your vehicle. Use an old blanket to prevent paint scratches and protect the vehicle finish.Point the trunk towards the front. Always place the tree on a roof rack or in a pickup bed with the bottom of the trunk facing the front of the vehicle.Tie it down. Secure the tree at its bottom, center and top. At the bottom, use fixed vehicle tie-down points and loop around the trunk above a lower branch, to prevent any side-to-side or front-to-rear movement. The center and top tie downs should be installed in a similar manner.Give it the tug test. Before you leave the lot, give the tree several strong tugs from various directions to make sure it is secured in place and will not blow away.Drive slowly and easily. Take the back roads, if possible. Higher speeds create significant airflow that can damage your Christmas tree and challenge even the best tie-down methods.Drivers can face hefty fines and penalties as well as jail time if an unsecured tree falls off their vehicle. Currently every state has laws that make it illegal for items to fall from a vehicle while on the road. Most states’ penalties result in fines ranging from $10 and $5,000, with at least 16 states listing jail as a possible punishment for offenders. Drivers can prevent injuries and avoid penalties by properly securing their loads to prevent items from falling off the vehicle. Mama Mia December 6, 2017 at 7:01 pm Wow, that would be terrible if a Christmas tree fell off your vehicle, and you got a $ 5,000 dollar fine…..that would definitely ruin your Christmas for you! I saw the Festival of the Trees in the City Hall of Apopka, and my favorite tree was the one decorated like a snowman. It was simple, but very cute. Very nice! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Mama Mia TAGSAAAChristmas Trees Previous articleNew funding promotes septic tank replacement for homesNext articleVelazquez faces two challengers in Seat #2 election Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 3 COMMENTS Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Reply My husband’s family used to get live Christmas trees from NC to sell here in Apopka. It is always a good idea to untie your tree, when you get home from the Christmas tree lot, and in broad daylight, not at night, undo your tree and look it over all throughout the branches, and give it a few good shakes outside. Maybe even spray it with a non-toxic bug spray. When we used to unload the live trees from NC, they had ice balls all in the trees, and one tree, one year, had a live bat inside the tree among the ice balls, but we saw it, and got it out of there, before it was stood up for sale. I have read where another person said that they bought a live tree elsewhere, and later found a black widow spider in theirs in their home…..
Tagged with: Easter Events faith Individual giving Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Individuals and groups involvedInitially 40acts promoted the campaign to individuals but from last year it also started inviting families, schools, small groups and churches to take part. It offers ’40acts Together’ resources for these groups including sermon notes, event planners and children’s wall charts.This year the campaign is being expanded to students, and the charity has developed resources for them including Word 4 U 2Day.Participants are sent a daily challenge along with a biblical reflection from 40 well known contributors. This year each email will have three different versions of the challenge in order to make the generous acts accessible to everyone irrespective of financial or time limitations.These emails will be sent from 18 February to 2 April 2015, so registration to take part in 40acts is open now. 41 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 40acts, the Lent generosity campaign, will run again in Spring 2015 for the fifth consecutive year.Run by Christian charity Stewardship, 40acts challenges people to perform a different act of generosity each day for Lent. The campaign launches on 18 February 2015.This year’s campaign has already secured nearly 40,000 people who have signed up and nearly 1,000 churches are taking part.Giving up or giving something?The period of Lent traditionally involves giving something up, but 40acts encourages participants to give something to help those around them as well.Stewardship reports that last year’s campaign produced over 1.8 million acts of generosity both in the UK and worldwide. These range from small acts like saying thank you, to sharing a skill, donating to charity, talking to strangers, sending anonymous gifts and forgiving people.Indeed Stewardship hopes that the campaign will help inspire more Christians to adopt a daily habit of living generously.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y-2uVqjda8[/youtube]Making more of LentDebbie Wright, head of content at Stewardship, said:“40acts began as a simple idea that asked, ‘What if Lent could be about more than simply giving up chocolate? What if it was a preparation for a lifetime of big-heartedness?’”“Lent marks a pivotal point in the history of the church, when Jesus prepared to give himself up as a sacrifice for all mankind. Although traditionally Lent is about giving something up, over the last four years we have seen a growing number of people embrace a new idea: that we can reflect God’s incredible generosity on the cross by creating a daily habit of generosity throughout Lent”.The campaign won the Christian New Media Awards 2014 for ‘Innovative Use of New Media in Outreach’ and ‘Most Creative Use of Social Media’. Advertisement Howard Lake | 22 January 2015 | News Lent generosity campaign 40acts returns 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.
Photo: Nevin SidersThe main campus of the National University of Education Sciences (UPN) in Mexico City has been occupied by students who receive the National Grant for Higher Education (Pronabes). They took this drastic action because bread was literally ripped from their mouths. Payments for the Pronabes grant stopped.So they took over the campus in protest on the evening of June 28. As of the following evening, they were still on a vigil, having held a negotiating session at midday. A rent-a-cop private security force has been out on the sidewalk.The photo shows the peaceful nature of the occupation. The students are organizing to reach out for solidarity beyond the university community’s faculty and administrative staff. Several of their banners are in an Indigenous language.Nearly all UPN students are their family’s first generation to strive for higher education, and the great majority receive the Pronabes grant.The students communicate via Facebook.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
RSF_en Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Vietnamese government’s persecution of the journalist Pham Doan Trang and her family and calls for international pressure on the regime. After being picked up for questioning during the weekend, Trang is currently under house arrest and could be facing imminent arrest. RSF also urges the Vietnamese government to end its crackdown on independent journalists and bloggers or risk paying the consequences. News Organisation Help by sharing this information VietnamAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Judicial harassmentPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionUnited Nations April 22, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Two weeks after receiving the Homo Homini human rights award from the Prague-based NGO People in Need, Trang was detained on 24 February when she went to Hanoi to celebrate the Têt (Lunar New Year) with her mother. The Hanoi police arrived unannounced at her mother’s home and took Pham Doan Trang away without showing a warrant. After being held for 23 hours, she was returned home where she is now under de facto house arrest with the Internet and electricity disconnected and police officers deployed around the apartment. When the police picked her up, they reportedly told her they needed her to “work” with them on the question of her newly-published book, entitled “Chính Trị Bình Dân” (Politics for All). After returning her to her mother’s home, they ordered her not to leave because they would need to “work” with her again during the days to come. The warning has fuelled concern that she could be formally arrested in the next few days. “What with arbitrary detention and house arrest without the least formality, the Vietnamese authorities are no longer making any attempt to conceal their persecution of press freedom under the usual veneer of legality,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The arrest of someone such as Pham Doan Trang, who has been praised internationally for the courage and quality of her published writing, represents a new level in the Vietnamese government’s drive to suppress independent journalists and bloggers. The international community should immediately draw the appropriate conclusions.” In particular, RSF calls on the European Parliament to freeze ratification of the free trade agreement between the Europe Union and Vietnam that was supposed to be approved in the coming months and come into effect by the end of the year. After the European Parliament’s adoption of an emergency resolution in December, condemning Vietnam’s crackdown, it would be a disgrace if the EU were to go ahead with this agreement with a country that in recent months has become one of the world’s worst enemies of the freedom to inform. The United Nations has expressed similar concerns. Last week, several UN special rapporteurs called for the release of Vietnamese citizen-journalists who have been jailed for trying to inform the public about environmental and public health issues. The latest victim is Hoang Duc Binh, a blogger who was sentenced to 14 years in prison on 6 February for posting a video on social networks a year ago showing a march by fishermen who wanted to file a complaint against Formosa, a Taiwanese-owned steel plant responsible for one of the biggest environmental disasters in Vietnam’s history. By disseminating the video, Binh has clearly wanted to serve the public interest but, in a summary trial, the court ruled that he had been “abusing democratic freedoms to infringe on the interests of the state.” Long near the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index, Vietnam is ranked 175th out of 180 countries in the 2017 Index. News February 27, 2018 – Updated on March 1, 2018 Well-known Vietnamese journalist hounded, facing imminent arrest Pham Doan Trang (left) is being hounded by the Hanoi police after writing a book entitled “Politics for All.” Hoang Duc Binh (right) was sentenced earlier this month to 14 years in prison for posting a video of a protest march by fishermen on Facebook (photos: Člověk v tísni – VNA/VCN). to go further News News VietnamAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Judicial harassmentPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionUnited Nations Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Follow the news on Vietnam April 7, 2021 Find out more
The incident is not the first of its kind. On 29 December 2011, the offices of the cable television channel TV6 were searched for all documents relating to the screening on 25 and 26 October of footage of the rape of a 13-year-old schoolgirl in the programme “Crime Watch”.While condemning the broadcast of such shocking images of no news interest, Reporters Without Borders believes this, too, to be an infringement of professional secrecy. Scarred by a case of government spying on journalists, Trinidad and Tobago fell 20 places to 50th in the latest world press freedom index published by Reporters Without Borders. Alert – Radio talk show host shot and killed in Trinidad and Tobago RSF_en Trinidad and Tobago – Parliament considers restrictive amendments to the Freedom of Information Act Trinidad and TobagoAmericas Photojournalists physically assaulted while reporting in Trinidad and Tobago Help by sharing this information Bagoo had refused to reveal his sources as ordered in a letter sent by the police on 20 January. Documents, three computers and two cell phones belonging to the journalist were seized in the raid and his home was also searched.Two search warrants were issued by the commissioner of police, Dwayne Gibbs, without judicial approval as required by law. “These raids are a clear violation of the confidentiality of sources, a fundamental principle of journalism,” Reporters Without Borders said.“This precedent causes considerable harm to the profession and could in future discourage journalists from seeking out information that is sensitive or in the public interest. The arrest warrants should not have been executed without judicial approval. Besides being detrimental to freedom of information, such action is illegal. The confiscated documents and equipment must immediately be returned to Andre Bagoo and Newsday.” Bagoo exposed internal conflicts among the Integrity Commission’s board of governors. Gafoor, the deputy chairman, was reported to have been asked to withdraw comments she made about a land deal involving the former chief magistrate Sherman McNichols and the former attorney general, John Jeremie.The Commission asked the police to investigate how information considered to be confidential was leaked. Receive email alerts Nine officers of the police Anti-Corruption Investigation Bureau raided the offices of the newspaper Newsday on 9 February. Their target was the journalist Andre Bagoo who wrote an article about a dispute between Ken Gordon, the chairman of the Integrity Commission, and his deputy Gladys Gafoor. The Commission is an independent body that oversees the ethical practices of those in public life and occupying a public position. News News to go further February 13, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police disregard confidentially rules in raids to find journalist’s sources October 26, 2018 Find out more Follow the news on Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and TobagoAmericas News News June 13, 2019 Find out more Organisation September 22, 2017 Find out more
Dina Daskalopoulou Greece Find out more Europe – Central AsiaBulgaria The news website Bivol.bg(Buffalo) that Assen Yordanov founded with Atanas Chobanov in October 2010 quickly made a name for itself with exclusives about corruption, flaws in the judicial system and collusion between politicians and organized crime in Bulgaria. A few months later, it became the official WikiLeaks partner for the publication of leaked US diplomatic cables about Bulgaria and its Balkan neighbours. In the summer of 2011, Yordanov began organizing courses for local journalists on protecting communications against the phone tapping and hacking that is often practiced by the Bulgarian authorities. The site survives thanks to the enthusiasm of its journalists and to fundraising initiatives. Advertisers obviously steer clear of it because they fear upsetting the powerful people targeted by its investigative reporting. Follow the news on Bulgaria Ismail Saymaz Turkey Find out more Nuriddin Karshiboev Tajikistan Find out more Information hero Assen Yordanov Europe – Central AsiaBulgaria Help by sharing this information Lirio Abbate Italy Find out more to go further Receive email alerts Lukpan Akhmedyarov Kazakhstan Find out more See more
Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News The Altadena Library has been awarded $30,000 from the Pitch an Idea grant, which is awarded annually by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and administered by the California State Librarian.The funds will be used to expand Altadena Library’s teen makerspace, the monthly DIY Club, at the main library. DIY Club kicked off January 2014, and it has continued to be a staple of teen programming ever since.The grant will pay for exciting new technology like Macbook Pros with film editing software, 3D printers, film making equipment, and sewing machines, all supplemented by print resources to increase the technological side of our makerspace, which has focused on lower-tech activities like string art, duct tape crafts, and hand sewing stuffed animals.“Our mission is to improve society, and specifically our community, through facilitating knowledge creation” said Mindy Kittay, the Libraries District Director. “We have been doing this, and I believe doing it well, on a shoestring budget. But now with these additional funds we will be able to create a more advanced place of learning and making for our teens.”The library will offer several workshop series to introduce the new technology. Our first workshop in a series is “Film Making 101” taught by Kent Yoshimura, film editor and producer on September 11th. We will offer monthly filmmaking workshops throughout the fall. We will also hold 5 sewing workshops, taught by Assistant fashion designer and FIDM graduate Koalani Walkoe. In the winter, the library will teach the art of taking oral histories, and hold 3D printing workshops.Altadena students in middle and high school will learn new skills that support STEM curriculum, help with finding vocations and strengthen their knowledge of and comfort with 21st century technology.This project is supported in whole or in part by a California State Library grant supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. For more information about participating in DIY Club workshops please contact Teen Librarian Carrie Wilson at (626) 798-0833 ext. 108 or [email protected] Altadena Library is located at 600 East Mariposa Street, Altadena. For more information please call (626) 798-0833. For a schedule of events, visit the library on the web at www.altadenalibrary.org. 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. Community News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News More Cool Stuff Community News Community News Altadena Library Awarded $30,000 “Pitch An Idea” Grant From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 12:35 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena