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Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgTransnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTransnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is a diversified conglomerate with business interests in the power generation, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas sectors. It owns and operates Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja and Transcorp Hotel in Calabar. In the agriculture sector, the company produces orange and pineapple concentrates, mango puree and orange peel oil. It also grows food crops and fodder crops. In the energy sector, the company is involved in upstream petroleum development and has interests in exploring, refining and marketing oil and gas. Other business interests include generating electric power; maritime operations and supplying products for the mining and construction sectors which includes stone, sand, lime and iron. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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FTN Cocoa Processing Limited (FTNCOC.ng) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgFTN Cocoa Processing Limited (FTNCOC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about FTN Cocoa Processing Limited (FTNCOC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FTN Cocoa Processing Limited (FTNCOC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FTN Cocoa Processing Limited (FTNCOC.ng)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileFTN Cocoa processors Plc was formerly registered as Fantastic Traders Nigeria Limited, a Limited Liability Company Which was incorporated in 1991. The company commenced cocoa processing business with third party arrangement (Toll Processing) with Stanmark cocoa processing company limited in 1995 for conversion of cocoa beans into cocoa butter and cocoa cake/powder. The company later extended its third party processing activities to Ile-Oluji, Cocoa Cooperative, Cocoa Akure and Cocoa products , Ede Osun State. Within a period of 13 years it had established strong relations with overseas cocoa product buyers all over the world. We went ahead to solidify our relationship with many local users such as Nestle Nigeria Plc and Promasidor Nigeria Limited; makers of Cowbell Milk and Cocoa products. FTN Cocoa Processing Limited is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust (UPDC.ng) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgUPDC Real Estate Investment Trust (UPDC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust (UPDC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust (UPDC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust (UPDC.ng)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileUPDC Real Estate Investment Trust is a real estate investment trust which invests in the property market in Nigeria. It was established in 2013. The company managing the UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust is based in Lagos, Nigeria. UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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House in Kawachinagano / FujiwaraMuro Architects

first_imgArchDaily House in Kawachinagano / FujiwaraMuro Architects Architects: FujiwaraMuro Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyHouses•Osaka, Japan Photographs:  Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoText description provided by the architects. The husband comes from an area in Hokkaido where nature is vast and expansive. He lived in his home town until he graduated from university and places a high value on interacting with nature.  In terms of privacy, he said: “If possible I don’t want any windows on the side facing the road,” so we looked for a piece of land with this in mind.  We were very lucky to find this site because it has a thriving forest on the south side.  It naturally gave rise to our design concept of “A house open to the woods,” which matched his desired image perfectly.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoConsidering the relationship between the landscape and the residence, we started with a large porch-like deck-space that would intrude into the house. The LDK and deck form a rectangle, which we divided into two triangles. We thought to strengthen the sense of connection to the outside by including the deck in our conceptualization of the LDK, making it visible from any spot within the room. We added a large roof over the deck to increase the sense of ambiguity between the interior and exterior, almost to the point where you can’t tell where the boundary lies, and thus achieved a house open to the woods.  The vaulted ceiling in the living room allows for full enjoyment of the forest scenery.  In addition, we also gave each individual room a view of the forest.  Wanting to bring the family close together, we set the kitchen, living room and dining room into a triangle.  And since we had divided the LDK diagonally, we were able to do this without it seeming out of place. Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThere are no windows on the façade. So, had we made the outside wall a monotone white or grey it would have seemed oppressive in relation to the surrounding environment; instead, we made it green in order to melt into the forest. Cut off from the gaze of the outside, the family can spend time on the deck in peace. We have heard that in the summer the children play in a vinyl pool, and have barbeques with their friends, and on cool days husband and wife enjoy a game of badminton. Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: Facades+ Performance SymposiumEventThe New ‘Context’ in Architecture: Learning From LebanonArticles Share House in Kawachinagano / FujiwaraMuro ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Kawachinagano / FujiwaraMuro Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/345866/house-in-kawachinagano-fujiwarramuro-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 13 Sharecenter_img “COPY” Japan CopyAbout this officeFujiwaraMuro ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsakaHousesJapanPublished on April 06, 2013Cite: “House in Kawachinagano / FujiwaraMuro Architects” 06 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore 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 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/345866/house-in-kawachinagano-fujiwarramuro-architects Clipboard “COPY” Area:  125 m² Photographslast_img read more

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Voices of oppressed ring out in New York’s Union Square

first_imgWW photo: Brenda RyanUnion Square, New York City — Since a migrant upsurge in 2006 revived May Day in the United States, Union Square in this city has attracted those most unequivocally in defense of worker and immigrant rights — who call not merely for immigration reform but for legalization of the undocumented, without conditions. Union Square has drawn together the most militant and anti-imperialist forces in this huge, multinational city.This year was no exception. Thousands of women and men, many with their children, traveled from all the city’s boroughs to this park, which for more than a century has been a traditional gathering spot for progressives. But this time, unlike those long-ago May Day events, people of color predominated and women made up at least half the crowd.In other words, this May Day event gave voice to the majority of lower-paid workers in this city today, with documents or without. They are the ones who are giving new life and strength to the labor movement.A taped greeting from political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal opened the rally. The crowd cheered and clapped as speakers and artists from scores of labor, community and left organizations explained the issues confronting low-wage workers in a city dominated by global billionaires.‘No deportations! Immigrant rights are workers’ rights!’Most of the groups represented immigrants — people forced mainly by the lack of jobs to leave their homes in countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. They assailed the neoliberal policies of capitalist globalization that have benefited a small handful of billionaires while destroying the jobs of millions of workers around the globe.‘$15 an hour now!’Others spotlighted the struggle for higher wages that has brought African Americans and immigrants together with unions, community groups and Occupy forces for many in-your-face confrontations with chain stores and restaurants.‘Money for jobs & education, not for wars & occupation!’Another major theme was the cuts in social services even as the U.S. government spends billions of dollars to promote an imperialist agenda in countries like Venezuela, Ukraine and Syria.So many organizations participated in the three-hour-long rally that speakers were assigned one-and-a-half minutes for their greetings. Most stuck to it, although they clearly had much more to say.Their talks were punctuated by cultural presentations — mostly by youthful singing and rap groups — expressing anger at capitalist oppression and solidarity with all the oppressed.After the rally, some 4,000 to 5,000 people marched through lower Manhattan to Federal Plaza. They stopped and chanted at low-wage establishments, then at Stuyvesant Town to protest gentrification and finally at the 9th Precinct to highlight and oppose mass detentions and “stop and frisk.”Among the many groups and speakers were:Workers’ organizations: Hot & Crusty Workers (Mahoma López); Laundry Workers Center (Óscar Ramírez); NYC Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (Charles Jenkins); Labor Immigrant Alliance (Santos Crespo, AFSCME Local 372); AFSCME Local 375 (Michelle Keller); Int’l Working Women’s Coalition (Brenda Stokely); and the Million Worker March Movement (Chris Silvera, Teamsters Local 808).International solidarity: Alberto Llovera Bolivarian Circle (William Camacaro, Venezuela); Alianza País (Eduardo Andrade and María Luis Jacome, Dominican Republic); Bayan USA (Berna Ellorin, Philippines); and Honduras Colectivo (Lucy Pagoada).Solidarity with immigrants: Anakbayan (Chrissy Fabro); Dominicanos por Derecho (Rocío Silverio); DRUM (Fahd); Granchimen (Haitian Band); La Peña (Victor Toro); Migrant Power Alliance (Denise Romero); National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (Bea Sabino); New Immigrant Community Empowerment (Omar Trinidad); and the Pakistan-USA Freedom Forum (Comrade Shahid).Left, anti-war and community organizations: Workers World Party (Monica Moorehead); Peoples Organization for Progress (Larry Adams, APWU member); Occu-Evolve (Sumumba Sobukew); Peoples Power Assembly (Larry Holmes); FIERCE (LGBTQ youth of color); Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (Kaylee Knowles); Free the Cuban 5 (Jamie Mendiata); 33 Women for Óscar López (Esperanza Martell); International Action Center (Sara Flounders); United National Antiwar Coalition (Joe Lombardo); System Change, Not Climate Change (Jill Stein); and representatives from the Wrongful Conviction Group.The tremendous job of pulling together this great demonstration was achieved by the May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights.Teresa Gutierrez, co-coordinator of the May 1 Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights, contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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France: RSF asks Canal+ ethics committee to look at censorship

first_img December 18, 2017 France: RSF asks Canal+ ethics committee to look at censorship Organisation FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Conflicts of interest FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Conflicts of interest News AFP June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) asks the ethics committee at French pay TV channel Canal+ to quickly take up the case of a report critical of Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé that was removed from the TV channel’s online platform shortly after being broadcast, while two senior staff members were removed from their posts. News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Francecenter_img to go further News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 4, 2021 Find out more News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Receive email alerts Canal+ employees suspect another “case of censorship” at the behest of the channel’s ultimate owner, French billionaire Vincent Bolloré, who has close ties with President Gnassingbé and whose business conglomerate, the Bolloré group, has extensive interests in Togo.Entitled “Lâche le Trône” (Relinquish the Throne) and broadcast on 15 October as part of the Canal+ weekly current affairs programme “L’Effet Papillon” (Butterfly Effect), the 10-minute report was about the recent months of protests in Togo against Gnassingbé’s desire to run for a fourth term.Nearly two months after the report’s mysterious disappearance from the Canal+ replay library for subscribers, from its website and from YouTube, the TV channel’s management has still not provided employees with any explanation.Two senior employees – a woman in charge of programming and François Deplanck, Canal+ International director for channels and content – have meanwhile been removed. According to the 81st episode of “L’Empire,” a series about Bolloré’s control of Canal+ on the independent French news website Les Jours, they were fired “for broadcasting a report with no errors aside from the error of being set in the boss’s playground.”In late November, RSF tried without success to contact the Canal+ management and public relations department to ask about the code of conduct and ethics committee that media outlets are supposed to establish under the 2016 “Bloche Law” in order to help journalists defend media freedom and independence.”Why hasn’t this case been referred to the Canal+ ethics committee and when will it?” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire asked. “Sadly, this is not the first time a documentary or report approved by the channel’s editorial staff has later been dropped by management because it might upset the main shareholder’s business partners. We ask the ethics committee to quickly take up this case and to ensure that the Bolloré group’s interests are not undermining the independence of the media outlet it operates.”Ethics committee and code of conductAccording to the information obtained by RSF, the Canal+ management notified France’s High Council for Broadcasting (CSA) by letter that an ethics committee was set up in September although a terse press release on 7 December was the first time the channel’s employees were officially told of its existence. Under the Bloche Law, a media outlet’s ethics committee can be “contacted or consulted at any time by the governing bodies (…) or by any other person.” So the “case of censorship” that the Canal+ employees’ committee denounced on 23 November could have been referred to the ethics committee, and should have been, but the employees didn’t know it existed. Coincidentally or not, it was also on 7 December that a meeting of a new staff journalists’ association (formed just three days before) was hastily convened at CNews – a 24-hour TV news channel that is a Canal+ subsidiary – to “approve and ratify the Canal+ group’s code of conduct.” “Totally Orwellian” is how Raphaël Garrigos of Les Jours describes this code of conduct, which should in theory have been approved no later than September. It provides much less protection that the code of conduct drafted by the staff journalists’ association in 2016, which was categorically rejected by the management.Paralysing directives Vincent Bolloré has never hidden his desire to influence content at Canal+ and the other media outlets owned by the Bolloré group’s entertainment subsidiary, Vivendi. Two years ago, a few months after the Canal+ management censored a report about Crédit Mutuel, a bank run by one of his friends, the Canal+ works council report of 3 September 2015 noted that the boss told employees that “attacking [French bank] BNP, [French bank] LCL or the building’s owner would be stupid.” A source told RSF that “this order from the top was interpreted by the management as meaning staff should not target the group’s current or future partners.” But minutes of meetings with personnel representatives show that the management refused or was unable to list the “friends” who should be spared in order “to avoid misunderstandings or confusion.””In practice, this situation paralyzes us, it immobilizes all the journalists,” a Canal+ source said. “We are in the realm of the arbitrary.” The existing editorial restrictions at Canal+ have clearly become even tighter since the Togo report even if no instruction to this effect has circulated within the channel or the production house that makes “L’Effet Papillon.” Speaking on condition on anonymity, a contact told RSF: “The staff at Canal+ have understood that from now on we don’t talk about the rich, banks or Africa.”What is off limits is now clear, but the message was already transmitted in other ways in the past ­– by blocking the Crédit Mutuel report, by removing programmes that were too irreverent (“Zapping”) or too critical (“Spécial Investigation”) or by applying pressure to deter coverage of Africa, where Vincent Bolloré has so many business interests.Bolloré also has a history of suing media outlets that criticize his industrial group’s activities in Africa. In the past, he has sued France Inter, Bastamag, France 2 and Rue 89. And he is currently suing the weekly L’Obs and its reporter Jean-Baptiste Naudet over an article mentioning suspicions that the Bolloré group used dubious methods to secure the contract for Abidjan’s second container terminal. A court should have begun hearing the case this week but it was postponed because of the plaintiff’s “unavailability.”France is ranked 39th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Andersen workers back in employment after European funding

first_imgBusinessNewsAndersen workers back in employment after European fundingBy Editor – January 28, 2017 906 Print Sauce for Adare must be spread across other districts Rathkeale fundraiser for vital Cancer services Facebook Previous articleSocial Democrats concern over Limerick housing crisisNext article6,000 students attend Limerick positive mental health event Editor WhatsApp Calls to clean the River Deel in Rathkeale Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Emailcenter_img €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund Twitter Linkedin TAGSAndersen IrelandEuropean Globalisation FundRathkealeTom Neville TD Rathkeale rises to the 52 coin challenge Fine Gael TD, Tom NevilleMore than 100 workers who lost their jobs at a cosmetic jewellery manufacturing plant almost four years ago are back working thanks to a European Globalisation Fund (EGF).In 2013, 171 people – the vast majority women – lost their jobs when Andersen Ireland in Rathkeale closed due to financial losses.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, 136 former workers have benefited from the EGF programme after Ireland sought and received approval for a programme of labour market supports on the basis of the serious impact the loss of the jobs would have on employment and the local economy.Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Tom Neville, said the EGF application and programme was vital for the re-skilling and reemployment of 105 former Andersen workers.“A total of 138 workers were targeted for assistance under the EGF and at the end of the programme, some 76% of these are back working.”“This is an ongoing process and it is good to see such schemes having a tangible effect on the lives of people in west Limerick,” Deputy Neville said.Of the 138 workers who engaged with the scheme, 124 were in the 30 to 54-year-old age bracket.“Of the 105 people who have gone back to work, 68 are women. The vast majority of former Andersen workers engaged with the EGF programme and we are now realising the benefits it is having on their lives and indeed that of their family also,” Deputy Neville added.As well as targeting 138 of the redundant workers, the programme also targeted an equivalent number of young people under the age of 25 years in the same region, who were not currently in education, training or employment (NEETs).In total, almost 270 people have been retrained or educated in Limerick through the programme. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisementlast_img read more

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Capitol Watch: Albany Dems hit the ground running, Washington continues to shrug

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. – Last week from Albany and Washington… Democrats in the statehouse passed major electoral reforms and a legislative expansion of protections for gender expression. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand declared a bid for presidency. Rep. Tom Reed paid a visit to the White House in an attempt to move forward negotiations to end the government shutdown.Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton (125th Assembly District)Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, D-Ithaca, is finally seeing electoral reforms that she’s cosponsored for several legislative sessions make it to the governor’s desk.“Most of these election reform bills are ones for which I have voted repeatedly in the Assembly over the years, and I’m thrilled to see them now moving toward being enacted into law,” Lifton said in a newsletter to constituents last week.The New York Assembly and Senate hurried the passage of the reforms last Monday. The measures include making the state and federal primary elections fall on the same day, limiting campaign contributions by LLCs, and allowing pre-registration for voters below the age of 18. The package also started the lengthy process of amending the state constitution to allow early voting and no-excuse absentee ballots.Lifton also supported the Assembly’s move last week to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) and ban “conversion therapy,” or practices that try to change a person’s sexual orientation. Both measures have been repeatedly blocked by the Republican-controlled state Senate in past sessions. GENDA bans discrimination based on gender in a wide variety of areas including housing, employment, education and finances as well as instituting a tough hate crimes statute.State Senator Tom O’Mara (58th N.Y. Senate District)Senator Tom O’Mara, R-Big Flats, wasn’t as in favor of the electoral reforms as his Democratic colleagues were. As ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he spoke out in opposition to the constitutional proposals on same-day voter registration and no-excuse absentee ballots.“I think there can be fraud in the absentee process. This may magnify that. Again, I’m concerned about unfunded mandates to our local boards of elections,” O’Mara said.Republicans oppose many of the electoral reforms citing worries about costs and a possible overload of work for county electoral officials. Counties may bear the costs of changes like early voting, since it appears unlikely the state will foot the bill.O’Mara was also one of 19 Senate Republicans to vote against the GENDA legislation last week.Gov. Cuomo also released his proposed executive state budget this week. If other areas of the budget see revenue increases as the governor has proposed, O’Mara and other Senate Republicans want to see more tax cuts instead of spending increases.“The short-term pursuit of a hard-left, liberal political agenda appears to be the priority over a long-term, sustainable future for upstate, middle-class communities, families, workers, and taxpayers,” O’Mara said.Rep. Tom Reed (23rd Congressional District)Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., returned to Washington this week where lawmakers and the president continue to make little progress toward ending the government shutdown, which is nearing the one-month mark.“Enough is enough,” Reed said on a call with reporters Tuesday. “If our leaders aren’t going to take action to resolve this, then we, who are elected officials, will step in and lead on the issues.” Your government news is made possible with support from: Vaughn Golden Tagged: barbara lifton, chuck schumer, kirsten gillibrand, NY Assembly, NY Senate, Tom Omara, tom reed, U.S. Congress center_img The next day, Reed, along with members of the bipartisan “Problem Solvers Caucus” which he co-chairs, met with President Trump to discuss potential solutions to the shutdown. It’s not clear what, if any, specific negotiating points were discussed in the meeting. On Saturday, Trump announced he would renew temporary protected status for some immigrants and issue a three-year renewal for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Democratic House Speaker, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, immediately voiced opposition to the president’s deal because it still includes $5.7 billion in funding for a southern border wall.Reed responded with a public statement following the speech, writing, “It is my hope the Democrat party leadership will show a willingness to compromise and govern for the American people instead of being beholden by the extremists in their party.”Reed voted against two Democratic-led efforts to temporarily reopen closed federal agencies last week. The first was a straight continuing resolution which would have restored funding agencies through Feb. 1. A similar continuing resolution was added to an otherwise bipartisan package to extend aid funding to disaster areas impacted by hurricanes Michael and Maria as well as wildfires in California. Reed told reporters on a conference call Tuesday he opposed the bills because he didn’t think they would pass the Senate or be signed by the president.The House also voted this week to condemn white nationalism and white supremacy after comments made by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, to The New York Times. Reed voted in favor and told reporters he agrees with disciplinary action the House has taken to condemn King. Reed also joined 135 other Republicans in voting to block the Trump administration’s attempt to lift sanctions on a Russian oligarch. That measure, however, failed in the Senate.U.S. Senator Kirsten GillibrandSen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., announced she was officially launching an exploratory committee to run for president last week. By the end of the week, she was formally campaigning in one of the first caucus states, Iowa.Missing votes is a normal occurrence for members of Congress exploring bids for the presidency while they’re on the campaign trail. Gillibrand missed two of the Senate’s five votes last week. Capitol Watch will continue to monitor missed votes during her campaign.Gillibrand was in the Senate to cast a vote to bar the Treasury Department from lifting sanctions on a Russian oligarch. Despite overwhelming support in the House and several Republican defectors in the Senate, the measure failed 47-42, meaning the Trump administration will be able to move ahead and lift the sanctions.Writer’s Note: “Capitol Watch” does not cover legislators’ campaign activities unless they have a direct impact on that individual’s policy stances, legislative duties or other responsibilities as an already-elected representative.U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerSen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., continues to be at the forefront of negotiations with President Trump over the government shutdown and wall funding impasse. Schumer reacted to the president’s compromise proposal Saturday, expressing that Democrats would only negotiate on broader immigration reforms after the government is reopened.“It was the president who single-handedly took away DACA and TPS protections in the first place—offering some protections back in exchange for the wall is not a compromise but more hostage taking,” Schumer said in a statement.The Senate reconvenes Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., plans to bring forward legislation with Trump’s compromises for a vote. It appears that the plan isn’t likely to pass the Senate, with several key Democratic swing senators expressing their opposition. Vaughn Golden is a freelance radio and print reporter covering politics around the southern tier and central New York. 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Reports of significant flooding in Inishowen

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Google+ By News Highland – January 2, 2018 WhatsApp Twitter There are reports of flooding across Donegal with Inishowen again one of the worst effected areas.A yellow weather warning was in place for Storm Eleanor which has brought heavy rain and strong winds with spot flooding and fallen trees affecting the north west region.Six fire tenders were deployed to a number of incidents of flooding. Four crews have returned to base. Two others are completing assistance missions in Carndonagh and Burnfoot.There were serious concerns over flooding in Carndonagh but its understood the waters are receding.Many roads across the region remain effected by flood water making driving treacherous.There is flooding again on the road between Stranorlar and Killross Junction, there is flooding on the Raphoe / Convoy Road and at Newtowncunningham.The Council issued a warning of a threat of flooding at Quay carpark in Donegal town while the shore road at Mullinasole was under water for a time.There are also issues with the ESB Network – 41 are without power in Kilcar a further 50 are without electricity in Ballymacarry. Commenting on the flooding Minister Joe McHugh said ‘I want to pay tribute to all the Fire crews and ESB crews for their work this evening here in the County. However there remain seriously difficult driving conditions across Donegal with localised flooding on many roads – so if you have to be out, please drive carefully and please slow down. There will be high tides again in the morning so stay away from piers etc.’ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Reports of significant flooding in Inishowen Previous articleOver 1000 homes without power in Inishowen as Storm Eleanor hits DonegalNext articleCiaran Gallagher stays with Harps News Highland Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Mayor says he wishes driver in fatal crash was under arrest

first_imgSpencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday the driver who fatally struck two children in Park Slope on Monday should never have been behind the wheel.Investigators believe the driver, 44-year-old Dorothy Bruns, suffered a seizure, NYPD Chief of Transportation Thomas Chan told reporters Wednesday.The mayor called it “deeply, deeply troubling” the woman still had a license, which has since been suspended.“Something is wrong with our laws that we need to fix,” de Blasio said. He promised to offer specifics next week.“I wish she was under arrest right now,” the mayor added.Chan declined to elaborate on Bruns’ medical condition, but one witness reported the driver was foaming at the mouth. Investigators are subpoenaing her medical records.“Any life lost in a traffic fatality is bad but our children are our most valuable treasures in our lives and to lose these two children, we know all New Yorkers feel for this particular family,” Chan said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more