first_imgMonday 7 March 2011 3:25 am Satellite operator Inmarsat sees jump in earnings Share whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrapcenter_img Tags: NULL Satellite operator Inmarsat posted a 17 per cent rise in full-year earnings, helped by increasing demand for broadband communication on ships, and said it remained confident for the future. The company, which provides communications to ships, aircraft and remote land-based locations, posted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of $696.1m (£427.9m) on 13 per cent higher revenue of $1.17 billion.Inmarsat said it had seen some slowdown in growth in the last quarter of 2010 and in early 2011, resulting from lower usage levels for some products, but said new terminals in its shipping fleet meant it remained confident in its prospects.Inmarsat said it would receive additional revenue from its partnership with LightSquared, owned by Harbinger Capital Partners Fund, in the year ahead under a deal to carve up its spectrum in North America for potential use for mobile phone services. It received the payment in January. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For John Dunne last_img read more

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As such, the stock could be a more reliable investment than the yellow metal, despite its recent accomplishments.A forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 20 might look expensive compared to the rest of the market. Nevertheless, Unilever has always commanded a high valuation and, right now, the stock is at the lower end of its long-run valuation range.Therefore, it would appear the consumer goods giant is undervalued and could offer a wide margin of safety at current levels.center_img Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 25th January, 2020 | More on: ULVR Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. 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. 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first_imgMonday Jun 4, 2018 Castres upset star-studded Montpellier to claim Top 14 title Castres surprised star-studded Montpellier in the French Top 14 final on Saturday night as the boot of Argentinian Benjamin Urdapilleta helped them to a famous 29-13 win. It was a huge achievement for Castres, who finished the regular season in sixth place. They had to go through a playoff match to get to the final, and once there, took every chance presented to them. Urdapilleta slotted five penalties and converted tries by Julian Dumora and Steve Mafi to help them to their first title since 2013.The flyhalf ended with 19 points, 14 of which came in the first half as he guided his team to a 19-6 lead at the break. Montpellier, who had finished top of the regular season table, scored a try through Jesse Mogg and had Ruan Pienaar and Francois Steyn kick at posts.Favourites for the final, ten of the Montpellier starting fifteen were foreigners – 6 South Africans, an Australian, Fijian, Georgian and a Kiwi – but Castres hung on for a comfortable win, giving Montpellier coach Vern Cotter another Top 14 final loss, after his 3 when in charge of Clermont.When Mafi barrelled over late in the game, Urdapilleta sealed the win, queuing the celebrations at a packed Stade De France.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_img News Follow the news on Cuba Receive email alerts Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News Bernardo Arévalo Padrón (photo), the longest-detained of the four journalists in prison in Cuba, begins his sixth year in jail today. Judging by his letters to them, his friends fear for his mental health. “He has changed a lot and his family will hardly recognise him when he is freed,” said one. May 6, 2020 Find out more New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Help by sharing this information RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago News News RSF_en CubaAmericas Organisation to go further October 12, 2018 Find out more Bernardo Arévalo Padrón, the longest-detained of the four journalists in prison in Cuba, begins his sixth year in jail today. The Cuban constitution grants the state monopoly control of the media. About 100 other independent journalists like the 37-year-old Arévalo Padrón (photo) who are grouped in 20 or so news agencies the authorities refuse to recognise are trying to exercise their right to inform the public.They are constantly harassed. Their equipment is seized, pressure exerted on their families and they are summoned or arrested by the police. Arévalo Padrón’s imprisonment for the past five years is a constant reminder to those who refuse to be silenced or go into exile abroad that they are risking heavy prison sentences.Arévalo Padrón was convicted on 31 October 1997, arrested on 18 November and sentenced on appeal 10 days later to six years in prison for having called President Fidel Castro and Vice-President Carlos Lage “liars” on Radio Martí, the US-funded radio station beaming programmes to Cuba. He accused them of not keeping their promise to respect parliamentary democracy, basic freedoms and human rights contained in the final declaration signed by all countries, including Cuba, that attended the 1996 Ibero-American summit of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese heads of government.At the end of 1998, after a visit by the Pope to Cuba, Arévalo Padrón’s sentence was reduced by a month for “good behaviour” (each prisoner can earn two months a year in this way). Since then, the prison authorities have not granted him any early release or further reduction in sentence because of his alleged “failure to cooperate with his re-education programme.” He is due to be freed on 17 October 2003.Before he was arrested, he had written an article for the Linea Sur Press news agency, which he founded, about military involvement in the secret slaughter of cattle near his home town of Aguada de Pasajeros, in the central province of Santa Clara. Fellow journalists say this may have been the real reason for his arrest. Secretly killing livestock carries a 10-year prison sentence.Arévalo Padrón is being held at Ariza prison (Cienfuegos province), in block 2, cell 25. His wife, Libertad Acosta Díaz, says he is not in good health and suffers from migraine and high blood pressure. He has a persistent cold and needs vitamin C and conditions of detention there are very difficult, she says.Judging by his letters to them, his friends fear for his mental health. “He has changed a lot and his family will hardly recognise him when he is freed,” said one. His relationship with other prisoners is difficult. Some make his life impossible so as to win minor privileges from the prison authorities. In the hope of getting early release, common law prisoners recently stole his personal belongings and letters and gave them to the police. The guards encourage them to harass “the counter-revolutionary” on grounds that he is harming the prison’s reputation and their professional grading.Arévalo Padrón’s wife can visit him every three weeks. “You get there at 8 in the morning and wait half an hour in a canteen while all packages are thoroughly examined,” she says. “A soldier then leads all everyone into the visiting room, which is a kind of dining hall with a long cement table in the middle with concrete benches. The prisoners arrive at 9 through a steel door. The roof is leaky, so you have to find a place where you don’t get rained on. People are grouped in families and it’s very noisy. You almost have to shout to be heard.”She brings him food that keeps, such as cheese, sugar, powdered drinks and bread. Also lots of cigarettes. “Bernardo doesn’t smoke, but it’s something to trade with other prisoners,” she says.Three other independent journalists are in prison in Cuba – Carlos Alberto Domínguez, of the Cuba Verdad agency, Carlos Brizuela Yera, who works with the Colegio de Periodistas Independientes de Camaguey (CPIC), and Léxter Tellez Castro, of the Agencia de Prensa Libre Avileña (APLA). All are thought to have been arrested mainly because of their campaigning for human rights. From prison, some of them have been able to continue their journalistic work to some extent by sending out news of prison conditions. CubaAmericas October 15, 2020 Find out more November 18, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Bernardo Arévalo Padrón has now been in prison for five yearslast_img read more

first_img News Follow the news on Syria SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses January 4, 2016 Find out more Organisation Young Syrian press photographer killed in Aleppo June 29, 2016 Constant threats against journalists in Syria April 29, 2016 Find out more © Zamanalwsl Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is saddened by the news of Syrian citizen-cameraman Khaled El Issa’s death in a Turkish hospital from injuries sustained in a bomb attack in the northwestern city of Aleppo. RSF also condemns Islamic State’s filmed murders of five Syrian citizen-journalists in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor. to go furthercenter_img RSF_en News Issa, 25, died in a hospital in the Turkish city of Antakya on the evening of 24 June from injuries caused late on the night of 16 June by a homemade bomb targeting the building where he lived in the Aleppo district of Chaar with fellow journalist Hadi AbdullahHadi Abdullah.Abdullah was also badly injured in the bombing, which was widely condemned on social networks as an attempt to murder the two Syrian journalists and activists. Two days before the bombing, both Issa and Abdullah sustained head injuries while covering the fighting in Aleppo.The gruesome murders in Deir Ezzor of five citizen-journalists accused of criticizing Islamic State in their reporting or just working for news media were shown in a video entitled “Inspiration of Satan” that the extremist group released on 26 June.“We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and firmly condemn all threats and attacks against journalists, both professional and non-professional, by the various parties to the conflict in Syria,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk.“These journalists take enormous risks just to do their work. Not only are all parties to the conflict responsible for abuses against journalists but it is also crucial for the authorities in receiving countries to protect journalists fleeing from the war’s horrors.”Both Issa and Abdullah were hospitalized in Turkey. Whereas Abdullah’s condition stabilized, Issa remained in a coma and in a critical condition. On 23 June, a campaign was launched on social networks in support of Issa and to pressure the German government to give him a medical visa. The visa was finally issued but Issa succumbed to his injuries before he could be transferred.The Islamic State video showed the five citizen-journalists talking about their journalistic activities and then being murdered in various brutal ways. The video made directs threats against all those who work for media outlets or NGOs that criticize Islamic State, both within Syria and abroad.Islamic State also claimed responsibility for Syrian journalist Zaher Al Sherqat’s murder in the Turkish city of Gaziantep in April and showed the photos of Naji Jerf, Ibrahim Abdel Qader and Fares Hammadi – other Syrian journalists and citizen-journalists murdered in Turkey. RSF has not been able to verify the journalistic activity of the citizen-journalists shown in the video.Last year, RSF asked the UN Security Council to refer crimes against journalists in Iraq and Syria to the International Criminal Court.Syria is ranked 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses News Help by sharing this information Syria : RSF condemns attack by gunmen on Syrian community radio station and its executive director June 10, 2016 Find out more News One year on from Charlie, RSF publishes “Jihad against journalists”last_img read more

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin Rachel McMahon, founder of TAD Project. Picture: Michelle Hogan/ilovelimerickLOCAL writer Rachel McMahon has launched her Talk About Dementia Project (TAD Project) in Limerick.Rachel, who helped care for her father Tony when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2005, founded the TAD Project to spread awareness of dementia in all of its forms.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The TAD Project will work via social media by asking the public to answer the question: “If you could share one experience or fact about dementia what would it be?”The public are asked to respond with a photograph or video of themselves with their fact either voiced on video or written on paper with a photograph using the hashtags #TalkAboutDementia and #TADProject.The photo or video should then be posted on social media sites Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Instagram.Dementia is a term that describes a number of conditions that cause damage to brain cells. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia.According to the Alzheimer’s Association of Ireland there are 47,744 with the disease in Ireland.Other forms of dementia include: vascular dementia, early onset dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia, and alcohol-related dementia, such as Korsakoff’s Syndrome and Creutzfeld-Jacob dementia.There will be an estimated 240 percent hike in numbers of people living with dementia in Ireland by 2041, reaching an approximate 140,000 compared to 41,447 in 2006.It is believed that, by next year, 4,000 people will develop dementia in Ireland, with more than 9.9 million new cases worldwide.Rachel said: “As I helped to care for my father for seven years my objective is to make this campaign go viral, to raise awareness for anyone affected by dementia.“It’s also for family and friends that have been involved to some degree in caring for someone with dementia. Many people who are in the midst of caregiving are often too tired or emotionally unable to express themselves.“This is an opportunity to do so, even with simple things such as: how to give the best level of care possible, how to dress and wash a loved one with the illness, while trying to maintain a semblance of sanity.“If we can only teach a handful a people about dementia, we are offering a voice to those with dementia whose voices has been taken away.”Richard Lynch of, who helped Rachel put the campaign together, said: “My own father passed away this past April and suffered from vascular dementia for three years before he passed. I think it’s important that people are educated about the different forms of dementia as knowledge is power.”For further information, contact [email protected] TAGSI Love LimericklimerickRachel McMahonRichard LynchTalk About Dementia Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Print 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 Twittercenter_img Previous articleGovernment accused of fuelling war machine at ShannonNext articleSanta takes flight from Shannon John Keogh Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsTalk About Dementia project launched in LimerickBy John Keogh – November 19, 2015 1065 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Google+ Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Mac Lochlainn to question garda commissioner at Justice Committee Facebook Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath By admin – November 11, 2015 center_img Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Homepage BannerNews Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson The Garda Commissioner is due to speak in front of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice later today.Noirín O’Sullivan is expected to answer a wide range of questions in relation to the force, on issues such as training, rural crime and the Provisional IRA.Donegal North East TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn, the Sinn Fein Justice Spokesperson, says he has a number of issues to raise with the Commissioner………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articlePSNI renew appeal for information about Waterfoot Hotel bombNext articleA thank you from Finn Harps admin Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesEnsure Only Green Crackers Are Sold In Stalls: Karnataka High Court Directs Authorities Mustafa Plumber12 Nov 2020 11:12 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Friday directed authorities of the state government, officers of local bodies and police to make visits to stalls selling firecrackers and ensure that only ‘green crackers’ having the logo of CSIR-NEERI as well as PESO and QR code are sold on the stalls. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty observed that…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 Karnataka High Court on Friday directed authorities of the state government, officers of local bodies and police to make visits to stalls selling firecrackers and ensure that only ‘green crackers’ having the logo of CSIR-NEERI as well as PESO and QR code are sold on the stalls. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty observed that “Clarification issued by the state government (for sale of green firecrackers and what are firecrackers) is so belatedly that members may not be aware about the concept of green crackers.” It directed the State government to give immediate wide publicity through news channels, social media etc to the order dated November 12 and warn members of public not buy and burst crackers having packing which does not have logo of “CSI_NEERI and PESO and QR code.” Even BBMP is directed to ensure that visits are made by its officers with the police, to stalls set up for sale of crackers to ensure that officers of state and order of November 12 are strictly implemented. It added that “It is the duty of the police and State Pollution control board to address the complaints received from citizens regarding violation of noise pollution rules. It is the obligation of the state government and pollution control board to ensure that zero tolerance is shown to those who violate the orders of the state government, as well as noise pollution rules.” The bench was informed by Advocate Vikram Huilgol appearing for the state government that police have 120 decibel meters to monitor noise pollution rules. To which the bench said “In such a huge state there are only 120 decibel meters and they were procured 20 years after the rules came into force.” The bench is hearing a petition filed by Dr CA A S Vishnu Bharath and Samarpana. The state government and other authorities have been told to file its compliance report before the court on the next date of hearing, November 23.Following the direction passed by the Court yesterday to the State Government to clearly define what a ‘green cracker’ mean, a clarification order was issued today morning explaining its meaning.In 2018, the Supreme Court had ordered that only ‘green crackers’ should be allowed to be sold in the country. Next Storylast_img read more

first_img Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday August 23rd Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday August 23rd:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – August 23, 2019 Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Facebook Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articlePeter Donnelly part of McEnaney’s proposed backroom teamNext articleBus Eireann confirm bus to Dublin suffered minor breakdown News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Google+last_img read more

first_img Previous Article Next Article Aren’t employees on fixed-term contracts paid more?On 31 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Ithought people on fixed-term contracts earned more basic pay than permanentstaff but this is not true in my case. I have argued for a salary increase onthe grounds that the only benefit I receive is annual holiday (and that is at alower rate than permanent staff) and been turned down.VicDaniels, director at Carr-Lyons, writes:Certainlythe clients we deal with factor in benefits and bonus payments and you shouldnot be disadvantaged. Having said this, it is easier to negotiate at the outsetrather than to try to alter your terms halfway through a contract. Depending onthe length of the un-expired term of the contract, you might be better offleaving it on this occasion and learning from the experience. By the sound ofit, your pleas for equal treatment are falling on deaf ears anyway and I am afirm believer of only going into a battle if I know I can win.MargaretMalpas, joint managing director, Malpas Flexible Learning, writes:Ican understand how you feel. I have come across people on fixed term contractswho get more than permanent staff and people who get less. I think the answerlies in what you are providing and how necessary you are to the organisation. Ifyour skills are in short supply then you have more to bargain with. However, ifthe organisation is using fixed-term contracts to increase their resourceswhile keeping its overheads low, I don’t think you have much to work with.Tryto see it from your employer’s point of view and see if you can understandtheir strategy. After this, I think if you really feel it’s unfair, then youmight choose to look for a deal you are happier with. PeterWilford, consultant at Chiumento Consulting Group, writes:Thereis a difference between being a contractor and working on a fixed term contract.Contractors are self-employed and there are strict rules applied by the InlandRevenue governing the definition of self-employment. Being truly self-employeda contractor is responsible for his or her own NI and tax payments and receivesno holiday or sick pay. There are a number of complex criteria to achieve, butessentially the contractor needs to be able to show that he or she worksindependently for a number of organisations. The fact that contractors areself-employed and have to fund pensions, holidays, sickness and any downturn inwork themselves means that they usually receive a higher rate of pay thanemployees.Yoursituation falls somewhere between the two. You should seek some clear guidanceon this from the Inland Revenue in relation to your own position.Ona broader front from your question it is not clear whether pay is the issuehere or whether you are unhappy with your role and work as a whole. You maylike to talk to your personnel department about it in relation to their own specificpolicy for handling contractors’ pay and emoluments. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more