Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (CFCI.ke) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgLiberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileLiberty Kenya Holdings Limited is an insurance company offering products and services for the retail and corporate sectors in Kenya and other countries in the Africa sub-region. The company provides life assurance, superannuation, industrial life assurance, bond investment and business incidental insurance services as well as insurance products and services for aviation, engineering, fire, liability, marine, private and commercial vehicles, personal accident, theft, workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability insurance. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited also offers asset management and property development services for the private and corporate sectors in Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Liberty Holdings Limited and is the holding company for Heritage Insurance Company and a short- and long-term insurance business called Liberty Life Kenya Assurance Limited. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited has a presence in 15 countries in the Africa sub-region. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Warren Buffett: Here’s how I follow the Oracle of Omaha’s rules on investing

first_img Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Enter Your Email Address 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Jabran Khan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Image source: The Motley Fool Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in the world and the billionaire philanthropist is one of my investing role models. To say, “When he talks, people listen” is an understatement.It’s very easy to research Buffett and his pages upon pages of investing advice as well as a series of well-known quotes which detail how the Oracle of Omaha successfully became an investing legend. Here is how I formed some of my investing rules through Buffett’s sayings.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Long-term investing“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.” I am a huge advocate of investing for the long term. Buffett believes that investing is about minimizing risk to generate wealth over the long term, not generating short-term profits. One of my favourite sayings of his is “Our favourite holding period is forever.” I believe that this encapsulates the idea that investing should be about the long term.High returns with low risk“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.” This is simple, but brilliant. When investors have some success, they believe that this success in one area is transferable to an entirely different industry or arena. Stick to what you know and do your homework is what I take from this. Warren Buffett says “Never invest in a business you cannot understand.” He himself has largely kept out of the technology sector for the most part, given his lack of knowledge there.Warren Buffett: People make investing more difficult than it should be“The business schools reward difficult complex behaviour more than simple behaviour, but simple behaviour is more effective.” This is one of my favourite Warren Buffeett quotes of all time. His strategies are all about simplifying the process to make rational decisions. Buffett time and again makes the point you don’t have to be a genius to be a good investor, but instead there is a lot of due diligence and hard work involved. I believe it is human nature to sometimes complicate often simple things. I didn’t need Warren Buffett to teach me that but I believe he thinks the same. He says, “There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.”How I invest like Warren BuffettI could probably write many more pages about the different principles of investing I have learnt through Warren Buffett. The points I have covered off are some of the main rules I follow around investing.I invest for the long term. I try to invest in a business or industry I understand or can learn about. Investing is not rocket science with multiple theories and complex equations, it is about hard work and doing your due diligence. I try not to over-complicate or overthink things. Buffett has owned many thousands of stocks throughout his illustrious career. Despite this, his biggest winners have only come from a handful. The examples which spring to mind are Coca-Cola, American Express, General Motors, Mastercard, and Johnson & Johnson.All of the companies mentioned are blue-chip household names in their respective industries. With that in mind, here is one FTSE 100 top UK stock I really like and have used my Warren Buffett investing rules in picking.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Jabran Khan Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Warren Buffett: Here’s how I follow the Oracle of Omaha’s rules on investing Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jabran Khan | Thursday, 19th November, 2020 last_img read more

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CARE International UK and beenz.com

CARE International UK and beenz.com Advertisement CARE International UK is one charity that has teamed up with online loyalty company beenz.com. Supporters can collect beenz by visiting certain Web sites, and can then donate them to CARE International UK. So far the amounts involved are reportedly “modest,” according to Director of CARE International UK Will Day. Howard Lake | 18 June 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. read more

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“Power Rangers” is a mighty good time

first_imgTCU VGP (Ep. 24 – Battlefront Details, Telltale’s Guardians and more) TCU VGP Video Finale (Ep. 25 – Call of Duty WWII, Cluster Trucks and more) Linkedin ReddIt printAn adaptation of the beloved children’s franchise, “Power Rangers” captures the heart of the series through its lovable characters and over-the-top nature.The film follows five teenagers as they stumble upon a mysterious alien force and must work together with Zordon (Bryan Cranston) to stop the evil Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks) from destroying the world.In this image released by Lionsgate, RJ Cyler, from left, Dacre Montgomery, Becky G, Ludi Lin and Naomi Scott appear in “Power Rangers.” (Kimberly French/Lionsgate via AP)The first in a planned series, the film serves as an origin story for the titular characters. Because of this, not much happens in the long run, though there is lots of setup for future plot points. This leaves the film feeling average plot-wise, especially when the biggest issue comes from the disparity in it’s tone. The first two acts of the film are a more serious, character-driven drama that focuses on who the Rangers are beneath the suits. This gives the film a nice flow as it follows the cast through their initial meeting, training and more. The last act, however, is an action-packed finale that perfectly captures the over-the-top tone of the series. While the two tones work individually, the film faces a slight identity crisis as it decides which it wants to lean towards.Thankfully, everything else in the film is strong enough to make up for this, especially the cast. The film is cheesy in every way, but it works thanks to the lovable nature of the actors. RJ Cyler is the standout as Billy, giving a performance that’s believable and full of heart. Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Bryan Cranston and Bill Hader also give great performances that stay true to the source material while still feeling fresh. The only one who doesn’t blend as well is Banks’ Rita. She seems to fully immerse herself in her role, which works at some points and compliments the Rangers well. Unfortunately, there are multiple moments when Banks goes a little too far, making her come across as silly rather than the scary villain the film intends.The strong acting also compliments the incredible character development. Each of the Rangers has a unique personality that clicks with the others, making the group dynamic fun to watch and their friendship believable. Each of the characters also has a complete arc that emphasizes their growth. This makes the characters feel like real teenagers facing real problems, and works wonders in regards to the character connection it provides.Visually, the film also does well. The CGI is good but sometimes stands out against the more natural look of the film. This is emphasized by the suits and zords, which have a plastic sheen that makes them come across as cartoony. The natural shots, however, are much stronger and lend themselves to some incredibly well-done camerawork. This, along with the use of color to help emphasize specific aspects of the film, add life to the visuals and make everything more realistic.Overall, ”Power Rangers” feels like an adaptation done right. It captures the heart and feel of the series while providing enough new material to make it worth watching. Because of this, fans of the series should definitely check it out, especially for the characters and throwbacks. While the open embracing of cheesiness may be a put-off for non-fans, it gives the film charm that adaptations like “Transformers” and “G.I. Joe” don’t have.Verdict: Strong characters, a lovable cast and a lot of heart combine to turn “Power Rangers” into an adaptation worth watching. 8/10 Facebook Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ This image released by Lionsgate shows a scene from, “Power Rangers.” (Kimberly French/Lionsgate via AP) Chris Garcia Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Twitter Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Twitter Facebook Sizzle Reel Finale (Ep. 24 – Teen Titans, Star Trek: Discovery and more) Chris Garcia is a senior film and journalism double major from Midland, Texas. When he’s not working on student media’s newest podcasts, he can be found watching the latest releases at the closest theater. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ ReddIt Linkedin + posts Previous articleTCU A Cappella groups take on semifinals in Los AngelesNext articleThe Skiff: March 30, 2017 Chris Garcia RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Sizzle Reel (Ep. 23 – Star Wars Celebration, DC Rumors and more) Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education

first_img + posts What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! printOne former White House chief of staff has some advice for the current man in the job: Communication is key for a smooth-running administration.Denis McDonough, who served under former President Barack Obama, said Gen. John Kelly needed to act like the “team captain” in the White House.“He’s got to make sure that both everybody understands the play, understands that the team is much more important than the individual players and that there’s real connectivity with the head coach– and that’s the president,” McDonough said.McDonough pointed to the latest omnibus bill as evidence of coordination issues. Although White House officials helped negotiate the bill, President Donald Trump reportedly then told congressional leaders he did not like it.Got $1.6 Billion to start Wall on Southern Border, rest will be forthcoming. Most importantly, got $700 Billion to rebuild our Military, $716 Billion next year…most ever. Had to waste money on Dem giveaways in order to take care of military pay increase and new equipment.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2018McDonough added that it’s on Kelly to fix the communication trouble.“It is clear that there are some problems and I hope he gets on top of them,” McDonough said.As for members of his own party, McDonough said Democrats need to stick to who they are and their core message if they want to win in November.“They should stand up for what Democrats stand for: Fair opportunity for people, reasonable health care costs, educational opportunities for all families,” McDonough said. “If we get back to that common, basic core message for Democrats I think they’ll do just fine– especially in light of all the trouble the president is having.”As for Obama, McDonough said it’s likely we’ll see him back on the campaign trail this fall.“I think you’re going to see the impact of Barack Obama for years to come,” McDonough said. “These guys don’t relax a lot.”For more on McDonough’s thoughts on the Trump administration’s relationship with Congress and on the progressive vs. traditional split of his own party watch the full interview below: Previous articleLead On committee co-chairs share goals with studentsNext articleRussia re-elects Putin for fourth term in controversial election Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Linkedin Looking back through the history of film, one can easily notice the evolution from methodical films of the past to the new fast-paced pictures of today that cater to the instant-gratification needs of today’s youth.”Smokin’ Aces” epitomizes this growing trend even when tackling the seedy world of the mob, a genre that has, in the past, produced extremely long, meticulous films such as “Goodfellas” and the genre’s flagship “The Godfather.” CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Facebook Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Facebook Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit WATCH: Democratic candidate for state senate talks gun control, immigration Elizabeth Campbell Twitter ReddIt Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Twitter Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature last_img read more

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Captured guerrilla says ELN was responsible for journalist’s abduction in February

first_img ColombiaAmericas Follow the news on Colombia ColombiaAmericas October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF_en to go further RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News News May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation center_img June 6, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Captured guerrilla says ELN was responsible for journalist’s abduction in February A member of the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla force, Manuel “Martín” Bonett De la Rosa, who was injured and captured in a clash with the army on 2 June, has admitted to participating in the 17 February abduction of journalist Mario Alfonso Puello, who works for Radio Delfín, TV Norte and the regional daily La Noticia. Bonnett said Puello, who was kidnapped with two other people at a mock checkpoint in the northern department of La Guajira on 17 February, is still being held by the ELN’s “Domingo Barrios Front”, which operates in the region. He and his two fellow captives are all in good health, Bonnett said.The motives for their abduction are still unknown. The departmental authorities said at the time they thought the target might have been Aldo Brito Carrillo, the rector of the Open and Distance University (UNAD), who was in the same car as the other three but managed to escape at the last moment.The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country’s largest guerrilla group, denied any involvement in the kidnapping 10 days afterwards.Reporters Without Borders hopes the ELN will hears its appeal for the rapid release of Puello and the other two hostages. “By quickly releasing the hostages, the ELN would give proof of its desire for peace,” the press freedom organisation said.________________________________29.02.08 – The FARC denies any involvement in kidnapping of journalist Mario Alfonso PuelloThe Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has denied responsibility for the kidnapping of journalist Mario Alfonso Puello, who was abducted at a road block in La Guajira department on 17 February. A man calling himself “Silfredo”, who said he was the spokesman for Front 59 of the FARC, phoned Caracol Radio in Riohacha, northern Colombia on the morning of 27 February to deny the group’s involvement. Alfonso Puello, who works for TV Norte, Radio Delfín and regional daily La Noticia, was with three other people when she was abducted, one of whom, Aldo Brito Carillo, rector of the Open and Distance National University (UNAD), managed to escape from the kidnappers.Secretary to the Guajira government, José Maria Ballesteros, quoted by the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP), said investigations had been made in the area and it was evident that Brito Carillo was the target of the kidnappers.The rector said that the kidnappers were wearing army uniform and that their weapons were not like those generally used by the FARC or the other guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN). The two armed groups, along with the Black Eagles, a dreaded paramilitary unit which has been intimidating local journalists, are fighting one another for control of Guajira department, on the border with Venezuela. The reasons for the abduction of Mario Alfonso Puello remain unclear and no ransom demand has so far been sent to her family._________________________22.02.08 – Demonstration today in support of journalist kidnapped five days ago at mock roadblockReporters Without Borders voices its support for a demonstration today by local media journalists in the northern department of La Guajira to demand the release of Mario Alfonso Puello, who works for Radio Delfín, TV Norte and the regional daily La Noticia. Puello was kidnapped along with two other people on a road near the Venezuelan border on 17 February.“So far there is no information confirming that Puello’s abduction is linked to his work as a journalist but the Atlantic coast region is a high-risk one for the press and we full support the demonstration by La Guajira’s journalists,” the press freedom organisation said. “We also express our complete solidarity with Puello’s family and friends and we urge the authorities to do everything possible to ensure he is quickly and safely recovered.”Puello was kidnapped at around 3:40 p.m. on 17 February at Dibuya, a locality near the Venezuelan border on the road linking the cities of Santa Marta and Riohacha. He was returning home with university academic Aldo Brito Carillo, Brito’s brother-in-law, Maicol Mendoza, and their driver, Jhon Romero, after a day of teaching adults to read and write.Everyone in the car, except Brito, was kidnapped when they were forced to stop at a roadblock that appeared to be manned by solders as they had uniforms and used fluorescent traffic cones. Brito, who managed to escape, made no mention any previous threat. The authorities said they do not know if an armed group was responsible for the kidnapping.As well as being a journalist, Puello works for the literacy programme for adults and local indigenous communities created by the Open and Distance University (UNAD), of which Brito is the rector. Puello has 10 children.La Guajira’s journalists, who will be staging a street demonstration today, say they do not think Puello was kidnapped for ransom because he is not very well off. 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[Breaking] TRP Scam Case : Mumbai Sessions Court Denies Bail To Ex-BARC Chief Partho Dasgupta

first_imgNews Updates[Breaking] TRP Scam Case : Mumbai Sessions Court Denies Bail To Ex-BARC Chief Partho Dasgupta Sharmeen Hakim20 Jan 2021 2:26 AMShare This – xA sessions court is Mumbai dismissed the bail application of Partho Dasgupta, ex-CEO of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), who was arrested in the alleged Television Rating Points (TRP) scam case on December 24, 2020. His application for bail reserved for orders, on Tuesday, after the Mumbai Police vehemently argued against granting him bail. Special Public Prosecutor…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?LoginA sessions court is Mumbai dismissed the bail application of Partho Dasgupta, ex-CEO of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), who was arrested in the alleged Television Rating Points (TRP) scam case on December 24, 2020. His application for bail reserved for orders, on Tuesday, after the Mumbai Police vehemently argued against granting him bail. Special Public Prosecutor Shishir Hirey read out several Watsapp chats between Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and Dasputa to display their ‘proximity.’ In one of the chats cited in the supplementary chargesheet Goswami allegedly offers to mediate with the PMO’s office on behalf of Dasgupta, while in another they speak about manipulating the TRPs of Republic to surpass Times Now. Hirey argued that Dasgupta, in his capacity as the CEO of BARC, was supposed to be a neutral party and that the rise in TRPs of a channel was directly proportional to its ad-revenue. Hirey further submitted that he ex-BARC CEO can influence witnesses if he is granted bail. A graduate from IIM Calcutta, Partho Dasgupta’s was the CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (“BARC”) between June 2013 and November 2019. The Crime Branch has charged him under sections 409(criminal breach of trust by a public servant), 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code. Represented by advocates Shardul Singh and Arjun Singh, Dasgupta argued that there was nothing more left to be recovered from him. The chats were not authenticated by a 65B certificate under the Indian Evidence Act. Moreover, an Oversight Committee has certified by their own report that TRPs cannot be tampered with manually. It is very scintillating to read someone’s private chats but those need to have some evidentiary value, Singh said. Explaining the manner in which TRP data is collected, he argued that “The viewership data is collected by Hansa Group (complainant), BARC’s alogrithms are applied and TRP Data is published.” Moreover, they have argued that there is no corroborative evidence of manipulation of chats. They claimed the prosecution has relied heavily on a private report to show manipulation trying to pass it off as a forensic audit. Importantly the co-accused who was allegedly directly involved in manipulation, according to the report, is already on bail. Last week the Mumbai Police filed a 3,400-page supplementary charge sheet into the television rating point (TRP) case naming Vikas Khanchandani, CEO of Republic TV; Romil Ramgarhia and Dasgupta, CCO and CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), respectively and Republic TV’s COO Priya Mukherjee. The Crime Branch has claimed that Ramgarhia manipulated TRP rating of rival channels of Republic TV to show increase in TRP of Republic TV, around 40 weeks since its launch.Next Storylast_img read more

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Irish Water to begin work on four new wastewater plants in Donegal

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleMartinez: Coleman the best right back in European footballNext articleLive Register shows a 10% drop in Donegal, with 16,241 people signing on admin Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Irish Water to begin work on four new wastewater plants in Donegal Pinterest Facebook A contract has been signed for improvements to the wastewater infrastructure in Killybegs, Bundoran, Glencolumbkille and Convoy.Irish Water say the four projects involve a total investment of just over €18 million.In the EPA’s Urban Wastewater Report for 2014, Killybegs and Bundoran were among forty-five towns in Ireland where untreated sewage was being discharged directly into the sea, while the infrastructure in Glencolumbkille and Convoy was rated as ‘inadequate’.The contract work will begin in the coming weeks with construction scheduled to start in the spring.The new treatment plants and associated sewer network should be complete by spring 2018.Irish Water Spokesperson Michael Tinsley says it’s a significant development…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/michshite.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Google+center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By admin – January 8, 2016 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Libertarian Party Welcomes Refugees from the Republican and Democratic Parties

first_imgNeither candidate is a friend to liberty. And freedom-loving Americans everywhere are deeply concerned.For quite some time, Pew Research Center polls have consistently shown that more Americans identify as “independent” than as Republicans or Democrats.Now, many Republican primary voters are considering voting for non-Republican candidates in the general election.A Fox News exit poll shows that over half of Republican primary voters who did not vote for Mr. Trump report interest in voting for a third-party or independent candidate in the general election if Mr. Trump receives the Republican nomination.Here in the Libertarian Party, we are friends of refugees…those fleeing war torn countries, those fleeing desperate poverty, and also those fleeing despotic candidates such as Mr. Trump and Sec. Clinton.We welcome former Republicans and Democrats who value “liberty and justice for all” to find a new home in the Libertarian Party.Libertarianism is the idea that you should be free to make your own decisions in all aspects of your life as long as you don’t infringe upon the rights of others.Chair Nicholas Sarwark says, “If you are one of the millions of Americans who no longer feel you have a voice in the Republican or Democratic Parties, we welcome you to join us in our fight for the rights of ordinary Americans to be free to raise their families, run their businesses, and pursue happiness in any way that’s peaceful.”We are an incredibly diverse party, truly representing folks from every walk of life, who genuinely care about the rights of each person. We believe firmly that all rights, of all people, matter all the time. That is a key difference between us and the older parties, each of which is plagued with special interests that undermine the rights of some.Liberty-loving Republicans and Democrats, we invite you to declare your independence and vote Libertarian in November.FOOTNOTE: TODAYS “READERS POLL” QUESTION IS: If the Republican primary was held today for Vanderburgh County Clerk who would you vote for? It looks increasingly likely that Mr. Trump and Sec. Clinton will be the nominees for the Republican and Democratic Parties. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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West Avenue Bike Lanes on Target for Summer

first_imgWest Avenue between 35th and 55th streets in Ocean City would be reconfigured to include only two lanes of traffic but add two buffered bicycle lanes under a plan that is expected to be complete by summer.Cape May County is reviewing plans to reconfigure the four-lane stretch of West Avenue south of 34th Street to include two lanes of traffic and two buffered bicycle lanes.The restriping project is expected to be complete by summer, according to Cape May County Engineer Dale Foster.West Avenue is maintained by the county.The plan would eliminate two lanes of traffic between 35th Street and 55th Street to make room for a bicycle route.The project will change the road from four lanes of traffic (two in each direction) to two lanes with a center lane for left turns. That will leave room for five-foot bike lanes on each side of the road separated by three-foot buffer zones (see diagram below).The traffic pattern would be similar to what exists on West Avenue north of 34th Street.Foster announced the county’s timeline to City Council in October.The reconfiguration is a milestone in a years-long effort to create a safe bicycle route running the length of Ocean City.An existing bicycle corridor runs along Haven Avenue from Ninth Street to 34th Street. The city has plans for a safe bicycle crossing of the busy Ninth Street gateway and for improvements on the north end of Ocean City.The city’s capital improvement plan proposes spending $200,000 to help make the bike route happen.Advocates say changing West Avenue to two lanes would also help improve a dangerous four-lane crossing for pedestrians on the thoroughfare.Some council members expressed concern that the change would slow summer traffic and possibly push through-traffic onto adjacent Asbury and Central avenues.Proposed new configuration for West Avenue in Ocean City between 35th and 55th streets includes two buffered bicycle lanes.last_img read more

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