Eterna Plc (ETERNA.ng) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgEterna Plc (ETERNA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Eterna Plc (ETERNA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Eterna Plc (ETERNA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Eterna Plc (ETERNA.ng)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileEterna Plc manufactures and sells a range of lubricants and petroleum products aswell as supplies imported fuels for the retail, industrial, agricultural, automotive, marine and energy sectors in Nigeria. The Trading division bulk imports and sells premium motor fuels and automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene, base oils, bitumen. low pour fuel oil and crude oil. The company has a technical trading relationship with Castrol BP, leaders in global lubricant technology and specialty chemicals. Through a distributorship agreement, Eterna Plc has exclusive rights to import and market Castrol products in Nigeria and the ECOWAS sub-region. The company has a lubes blending plant with a state-of-the-art laboratory that produces Castrol products as well as a coastal tank farm in Lagos with a capacity of 34 million litres; an aviation depot at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja; a coastal storage facility in Ikot Abasi and Akwa Ibon state and filling stations located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The business was established in 1991 as Eterna Oil & Gas Limited and re-registered as a public limited company in 1997. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Eterna Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgNation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileNation Media Group (NMG) Limited operates as an independent media house in East and Central Africa. Through its subsidiaries, NMG publishes, prints and distributes a variety of newspapers, magazines and online publications as well as manages radio and television broadcasting operations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. It also provides courier and third-party printing services. Group publications include The EastAfrican, Daily Nation, Sunday Nation, Business Daily Africa, Daily Monitor, The Citizen, NMG Investor Briefing, Taifa Leo and Zuka. NMG owns a 76.5% stake in Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3% stake in KFM, a Kampala-based radio station in Uganda. It owns two television stations; NT Uganda and Spark TV and has a 60% stake in Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. In 2016, NMG commissioned a state-of-the-art printing press in Nairobi which has capacity to print 86 000 newspapers per hour. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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‘Black lives matter’ to Wisconsin activists vs police terror

first_imgMadison, Wis., Dec. 27. WW photoMilwaukee and Madison, Wis. — The youth-led fightback against racist police terror and Wall Street austerity continues to escalate in Wisconsin.Immediately following the Milwaukee County district attorney’s Dec. 22 announcement not to indict Christopher Manney, the cop that murdered Dontre Hamilton, protests organized by the Coalition For Justice and supported by numerous allies took place in Milwaukee with hundreds hitting the streets in other locations.Protesters led a die-in of about 100 people at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wis., on Dec. 23 and a protest of hundreds at Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee — the site where Dontre Hamilton was killed — followed by a militant march in downtown Milwaukee.“Occupy the Hood Milwaukee” held a Dec. 27 community protest in the heart of the Black community to demand an end to police terror, for living wage jobs and other demands.Protest actions continued throughout the holiday season.  Two of these included a press conference at the 5th District police headquarters to demand that police and other repressive state agents stop “investigating” labor and community activists and a counterprotest at a pro-cop rally in Wauwatosa.The Rev. Jesse Jackson of the Rainbow Push Coalition in Chicago joined the Hamilton family for a Jan. 2 press conference at the Federal Courthouse in Milwaukee. They announced that the U.S. Department of Justice will review the Hamilton case to determine whether federal civil rights laws were violated, an effort supported by Jackson and the Hamilton family.“We are the leaders of the new civil rights movement,” said Nate Hamilton, Dontre’s brother, at the press conference. “We are the beginning. We will continue to fight. We will continue to stand up.”‘We have nothing to lose but our chains…’Over a hundred protesters marched on the East Towne Mall in Madison and participated in a 16-and-a-half minute die-in occupation at the mall’s food court on Dec. 27. The time denoted how long it took the police to choke to death Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y.The action was sponsored by the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition in Madison and supported by numerous labor-community organizations including the revolutionary youth group “Fight Imperialism, Stand Together” or FIST, the Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement and Veterans For Peace. Members of Workers World Party from Chicago; Detroit; Milwaukee; Janesville, Wis.; and Rockford, Ill., participated.The multinational protesters of all ages marched in the streets adjacent to the East Towne Mall and repeatedly stopped traffic at multiple locations along busy Highway 151. Then protesters marched into the mall chanting various slogans, including “Michael Brown! Michael Brown! Shut it down! Shut it down!” and “Black lives matter!”Numerous workers and shoppers — Black, Brown, Asian and white — expressed their solidarity with the anti-police terror protesters, who also demanded that living-wage jobs should be brought to the Black community, not another planned jail for the city.Wisconsin has one of the highest incarceration rates for people of African descent in the United States. Other demands included justice for Dontre Hamilton and for others murdered by the police.“You can’t have capitalism without racism. Many businesses in this mall underpay their employees. Many businesses in this mall use prison labor. This mall is symbolic with what is wrong with America, with capitalism. This is about the right to live, to love, to be creative. People, it’s time to wake up. All power to the people!” said Brandi Grayson of the Young Gifted and Black Coalition during a speakout in the food court after the die-in.The protest concluded with a quote from Assata Shakur that ends with the words “We have nothing to lose but our chains.”The Young Gifted and Black Coalition joined protesters Jan. 2 in Milwaukee to support the Hamilton family and to build statewide solidarity in the fight against police terror and austerity.Numerous future protests in Madison, Milwaukee and elsewhere are in the planning stages.The Young, Gifted and Black Coalition has weekly protests. Go to facebook.com/fergusontomadisonFor more information on how to join the fight against police terror in Wisconsin: go to facebook.com/justicefordontre and wibailoutpeople.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Harvest Lagging in SE Indiana but Soybean Yields Surprising

first_imgHome News Feed Harvest Lagging in SE Indiana but Soybean Yields Surprising Harvest Lagging in SE Indiana but Soybean Yields Surprising Facebook Twitter Previous articleJohn Hussey update for November 5thNext articlePioneer Agronomy Update with Brian Bush, Soybean Yields Surprising Gary Truitt Some growers have finished up work for the year, others are doing fall fieldwork, and still others have planters rolling. “We have guys who are planting wheat right now,” Bush told HAT. He said there is still enough good weather left to get a wheat crop established. With $15 soybeans and $8 wheat, he said a soybean/wheat double crop can be very profitable. The Indiana Harvest is coming to an end in much of the state, but areas in SE Indiana still have a lot of work to do.  Statewide, 89 percent of the corn acreage has been harvested, compared to 69 percent last year, and 74 percent for the 5-year average. By area, 87 percent of the corn acreage has been harvested in each of the north and central regions, with 95 percent in the south. But several areas on SE Indiana lag behind the state numbers.  Brian Bush, agronomist with Pioneer, says the wind, rain, and freezing temperatures of the past week have really put stress on corn still standing in the field, “Especially in those areas hit hard by the drought, stalk integrity and even ear dropping are becoming a real problem.” Hoosier Ag Today would like to thank all the DuPont/Pioneer agronomists around the state for their outstanding job of keeping us all up to speed on crop conditions and crop development this year.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/11/SEharvest.mp3|titles=Harvest Lagging in SE Indiana]center_img By Gary Truitt – Nov 5, 2012 SHARE SHARE In soybean fields, it is a different story. Bush says late season rains have helped finish the beans well and yields are better than expected, “Soybean yields across the board have been very good.” Bush said even some of the group 3 varieties were helped by the late summer rains and are yielding as good as the full season varieties, “Generally the fuller season soybeans you planted, the higher your yields.” Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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US – Internet users attempt to delegitimize journalists and media outlets by sharing false information in midst of Florida shooting

first_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists February 22, 2018 US – Internet users attempt to delegitimize journalists and media outlets by sharing false information in midst of Florida shooting June 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned by the recent trend of Internet users spreading false information by impersonating journalists and news outlets on social media. The events occurred after a high school shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people last week. Help by sharing this information Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says United StatesAmericas Internet Receive email alerts News June 7, 2021 Find out more Miami Herald reporter Alex Harris found herself a target of impersonation while she was covering the shooting as it unfolded on February 14. Two tweets from a copycat Twitter account using her name posted offensive and inaccurate information about the shooting and the nature of her investigation into the facts. The identity of the user behind the imposter account remains unknown, and the tweets in question have since been deleted.Harris told BuzzFeed in an interview the next day, “I had literally thousands of messages and they just filled up my mentions and [direct messages] with terrible, racist, sexist, horrific, graphic death threats…I never experienced anything like it before. People kept saying, ‘Don’t talk to her, she’s racist,’ and it just kept getting worse.”After the incident, Harris claimed it was difficult to continue reporting on the shooting, as potential sources declined to speak to her after seeing the tweets from the imposter account. “I think it genuinely might have made a difference to some of the people I reached out to,” she said. False information about the shooting was shared by another anonymous Twitter user with the account handle “MAGA PILL.” The account shared a screenshot of an article that appeared to be published by BuzzFeed, titled “Why We Need To Take Away White People’s Guns Now More Than Ever” by an author named Richie Horowitz. The screenshot was later revealed to be false; the real article published by BuzzFeed was titled “At Least 17 People Are Dead In A Florida School Shooting” by reporter Salvador Hernandez.Trump previously retweeted from the MAGA PILL account in November 2017. Hernandez shared a screenshot of the false BuzzFeed article, which has since been deleted, on his Twitter account that portrayed the inaccurate information.“When information falsely identifying a journalist or a media outlet as dishonest or biased circulates in the midst of a major news story receiving national attention, journalists’ ability to credibly cover the news is threatened.” said Margaux Ewen, RSF’s North America Director. “This tactic can instill doubt in both readers and potential sources as to the identity of the reporters attempting to cover a story and can even de-legitimize reporting itself. This phenomenon risks jeopardizing the ability of the press to credibly cover major news stories in the future where they play a key role in informing the American public, including the upcoming midterm elections.” The United States currently ranks 43rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index after falling two places between 2016 and 2017. United StatesAmericas Internet News to go further Follow the news on United States News News RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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DS News Webcast: Monday 4/15/2013

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Featured, Media, Webcasts DS News Webcast: Monday 4/15/2013 April 15, 2013 792 Views Coverage: – Is Another Housing Bubble Forming?- California Sees Year-to-Date Surge in Foreclosure StartsFor More Information, Check Out Dsnews.com About Author: DSNews  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Previous: Long & Foster Appoints Manager for New Jersey Shore Office Next: WFG Lender Services Acquires Valutrust Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Monday 4/15/2013 Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2013-04-15 DSNews Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articleslast_img read more

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Relief Under RERA In Rajasthan– Real Or Illusory

first_imgColumnsRelief Under RERA In Rajasthan– Real Or Illusory Vaishali Goyal18 Oct 2020 9:30 PMShare This – xAfter the enactment and implementation of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, the stakeholders in the real estate sector in Rajasthan have not been able to reap the benefits of the Act. Various rights conferred on both the promoters and buyers still remain on paper and very little progress can be seen on the ground in the working of the Act. The Real Estate Act of…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?LoginAfter the enactment and implementation of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, the stakeholders in the real estate sector in Rajasthan have not been able to reap the benefits of the Act. Various rights conferred on both the promoters and buyers still remain on paper and very little progress can be seen on the ground in the working of the Act. The Real Estate Act of 2016 was enacted by the Parliament at the time when several issues like inordinate delay in completion of projects, diversion of funds, lack of transparency, inter alia, plagued the real estate sector in India. These issues affected the interests of buyers, gave rise to trust deficit between promoters and buyers and resulted into several litigations before several consumer fora across the country. Pending litigations, lack of standardisation and professionalism hindered growth and obstructed the sector in reaching its full potential and contributing to the economy. To rectify such malaises and in line with the “Housing for All by 2022” project of the Government of India, the Real Estate Act was passed. The Act regulates both residential and commercial real estate and balances the interests of buyers and promoters by conferring rights and imposing responsibilities on both. On the transparency front, the Act aims to bridge the information gap by making it obligatory for the Promoters to register their projects, disclose all project related information for public viewing, including the details of developers, various approvals, project schedule, information regarding architects and structural engineers, etc. It also regulates the industry by making it obligatory for the promoters to adhere to approved plans, rectify structural defects, refund money in cases of default, and deposit of 70% of amount realized from allottees in a separate account. The Act also imposes certain obligations on the allottees which include making necessary payments and taking physical possession on time. The highlight of the Act is the introduction of an exclusive adjudicatory mechanism for speedy redressal of disputes between/among the various stakeholders namely, promoters, allotees and agents. For this purpose, the Act provides for establishment of the Real Estate Appellate Tribunal, the Real Estate Regulatory Authority and appointment of the adjudicating officers. The Real Estate Regulatory Authority was to be created by the appropriate Government within a period of one year from the date of coming into force of the Act. The Authority has been empowered under Section 31 to hear complaints against any promoter, allottee or real estate agent for any violation of the provisions of the Act. Additionally, the Authority has been made responsible for registering the real estate projects in the State, publishing and maintaining for public viewing the details of the projects and ensuring compliance of the obligations cast upon the stakeholders. To hear appeals from the orders or directions of the Authority the Act provides for constitution of Real Estate Appellate Tribunal under Section 43 within a period of one year from the date of coming into force of the Act. Any aggrieved person, including promoters, can prefer an appeal before the Tribunal from a decision of the Authority. Section 20 and 43 were notified by the Central Government for commencement on 01.05.2016, thus the Authority and the Appellate Tribunal were required to be established latest by 30.04.2017. However, it is a matter of great concern and dismay that the Government of Rajasthan has not constituted the Appellate Tribunal till today. It is pertinent to note that once a duly enacted Act has been brought into force, the State Government is bound to follow its provisions and is accountable to the Legislature and citizens of the State for its failure to implement it. The inaction of the State Government is a violation of its statutory and constitutional duty. It need not be overstressed that the inaction of the State Government has created several bottlenecks for implementation of the Act and progress of the real estate industry. Several complaints filed before the Authority have been decided. Allottees have been granted reliefs of refund, interest or penalty against the promoter for delay in handing over possession or poor construction, etc. However, the beneficiaries of these favourable orders have not been able to get the orders executed. Since an aggrieved person has a statutory right to appeal to the Tribunal, due to its non-constitution, the aggrieved parties are being constrained to approach the Hon’ble High Court of Rajasthan against the impugned order.[1] In one such case, namely Jagdev Singh Sharma, the High Court has noted that “the State Government has not taken any steps of appointing the Chairman and Members of the Real Estate Appellate Tribunal resulting in depriving the petitioner of challenging the orders passed by the RERA.” Accordingly, the High Court has given a stay on the execution/compliance of the impugned orders. The High Court also directed the State to inform about steps which are being taken for formation of the Tribunal. In an Affidavit filed before the Court on 18.09.2019, the State informed that two members have been appointed and the State Government is in process of appointing Chairman of the Appellate Tribunal. However, till date no Chairman has been appointed by the State. As a result, all the orders passed by the Authority have been pending for execution and people have failed to realise the reliefs granted in their favour. The lack of implementation and poor resolution of disputes is further aggravated due to the fact that the Authority has not appointed an Adjudicating Officer under Section 71 of the Act. The Authority has to appoint an Adjudicating Officer in consultation with the appropriate Government for the purpose of adjudging compensation under sections 12, 14, 18 and section 19. Section 12 deals with refund of advance and compensation in cases of any loss or damage caused due to incorrect or false statement in any advertisement. Section 14 pertains to granting compensation to an allotee for failure of the promoter to rectify any structural defect or any other defect in quality or provision of services. Section 18 and 19 provides a right of compensation to the allottee in cases where (i) the promoter fails to complete or is unable to give possession of an apartment in accordance with the terms of the agreement for sale; (ii) loss is caused to an allottee due to defective title of the land; (iii) promoter fails to discharge any other obligations imposed on him. Thus, the essential function of adjudicating compensation comes under the sole jurisdiction of the Adjudicating Officer. Due to non-appointment, cases involving compensation filed before the Rajastan RERA are being regularly adjourned and have been shelved till the time any Officer is appointed. Moreover, jurisdiction of other civil courts has been barred under Section 79 to entertain any proceeding in respect of any matter which has to be dealt by the Authority or the Adjudicating Officer or the Appellate Tribunal under the Act. Thus, the stakeholders of the real estate industry in Rajasthan have been left in lurch whereby they cannot approach other avenues available to them for resolution of their disputes, and the ones available exist only on papers. It is noteworthy that the Parliamentary Committee on Subordinate Legislation which looked into the Real Estate Act, 2016 noted in its Report dated 10.08.2017 submitted in the Lok Sabha that any delay in establishment of such statutory bodies mandated with the core tasks will severely affect the implementation of the RERA, 2016. The Committee noted the failure of several States and Union Territories to constitute permanent Authority and Appellate Tribunal. Consequently, the Committee recommended to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation that time bound targets should be given to the states for the establishment of RERA and REAT under the RERA, 2016 without any further delay. The delay in adjudication of the pending cases not only affects the rights of buyers, it also impedes the interests of promoters in so far as the delay keeps adding to the interest liability of the promoter in cases of adverse adjudication. Further, pending cases leave the sale/ purchase of the flat/project in question in a state of limbo and affect timely execution of project. The burgeoning load of cases also adds to the burden of pendency of cases before Authority and tribunal. Thus, it is the urgent and immediate need that the State Government appoints the Chairman of the Appellate Tribunal and the Authority appoints the Adjudicating Officers. Once the entire machinery contemplated in the Real Estate Act of 2016 is well-oiled and starts functioning without any friction, it will give the much required boost to the real estate sector in Rajasthan.Views are personal only.(Author is a Practicing Lawyer) [1] Jagdev Singh Sharma v. State of Rajasthan, S.B. Civil Writ Petition No. 13589/2019; M/s Akriti Landcon Pvt. Ltd. v. State of Rajasthan, S.B. Civil Writ Petition No. 15503/2019; M/s Riddhi Siddhi Infraprojects Pvt. Ltd. v. Shamim Bano Kayamkhani, S.B. Civil Writ Petition No. 16649/2019; Gorbandh Fort And Palace L.L.P. v. State of Rajasthan, S.B. Civil Writ Petition No. 11372/2019. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Further calls for hairdressers & barbers to open on June 29th

first_img Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Google+ By News Highland – June 18, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleUrgent clarity sought over future of medical rehabilitation unitNext articleJason Quigley v Jack Cullen seems to be getting closer News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows An infectious diseases expert says hairdressers and barbers should be allowed to reopen at the end of this month.It’s ahead of a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team this morning.They’ll discuss the accelerated roadmap for reopening the country, which was reduced to just four phases recently.Hairdressers and barbers are due to be closed until July 20th, but Professor Sam McConkey says they should be allowed to open under phase three on June 29th.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/mccdfdfgdfgonkey8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Further calls for hairdressers & barbers to open on June 29th Pinterest Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

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Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performs at Pike County High (PHOTOS)

first_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performs at Pike County High (PHOTOS) Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content MESSENGER PHOTOS | JAINE TREADWELLObviously, not many students at Pike County High School understood Misha Rachlevsky’s question. If they had, more hands would have been raised.Rachlevsky, the director of the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, was interested to know how many PCHS students had never heard a chamber orchestra in concert.Only a few hands were raised.However, PCHS Principal Willie Wright had called it right.“This will not be the kind of music our students are accustomed to hearing,” Wright said, prior to the concert Monday afternoon at the school’s gymnasium. “Most of them have never been exposed to this kind of music. To appreciate different kinds of music, they have to be exposed to it. We appreciate this opportunity for our students and thank the Troy Arts Council for making it possible. Opportunities like this help our students to be more well-rounded and that’s important.”The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin was in Troy at the invitation of the Troy Arts Council to present a concert Monday night at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.Dr. John Jinright, TAC presenter chair, said the arts council made the string orchestra’s visit to PCHS possible as part of its commitment to the community.“Whenever we can, we like to include a performance at a local school in the artist’s contract,” Jinright said. “The TAC is excited to have this group of outstanding young musicians perform for the students at Pike County High School.”George Ard listened intently as the orchestra played and described the music as “beautiful.” Schoolmate Jimmie Peterson said the music had a “peaceful harmony’ that he appreciated.“I liked the music a lot and I think everybody did,” Peterson said.Jimmy Oliver, PCHS director of bands, said to have an orchestra from Russia perform at PCHS was a unique experience for the students.“Music is the universal language,” Oliver said. “No matter what kind of instruments are played and what kind of music is played, people can relate to it.”Rachlevsky had individual members of the orchestra play their instruments. He explained that the violin, viola, cello and the double bass all have different sounds that blend to create chamber music.The students were attentive as the orchestra played and applauded the talents of some of Russia’s finest young musicians, most of which are females.“Not just in Russia, but everywhere, we are seeing more females in orchestras than males, Rachlevsky said and added with a smile, “I don’t know why.”The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performed at the Crosby Theater Monday night and will concluded its month-long United States tour in Florida on March 31. By The Penny Hoarder Published 7:27 pm Tuesday, March 25, 2014 You Might Like Southeastern Raptor Center visits Troy Elementary School (PHOTO GALLERY) MESSENGER PHOTOS | MONA MOORE War Eagle! And owl, and vulture and falcon – all were part of the Auburn… read more Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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

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FBI Director: ‘Russia attempted to interfere in the last election’

first_imgChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(ASPEN, Colo.) — As President Donald Trump continues to “clarify” his views on whether Russia launched an assault on the 2016 presidential election, the FBI director made his own views clear on Wednesday: “Russia attempted to interfere in the last election,” FBI Director Chris Wray stated unequivocally.Speaking at the annual Aspen Security Forum, Wray also reiterated his belief that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into those Russian efforts, and possible collusion with the Trump campaign, is not a “witch hunt,” as Trump has called it so many times.Asked to respond to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s denial of interference, as he stood next to Trump at the summit in Helsinki on Monday, Wray simply said Putin has “got his view.”“I can tell you what my view is,” Wray added. “The intelligence community’s assessment has not changed, my view has not changed, which is that Russia attempted to interfere in the last election, and that it continues to engage in malign [activity].”Wray noted that Russia will identify divisive issues inside America and then use fake news and propaganda to “spin people up on both sides of the issue and then watch us go at each other.”He said the U.S. intelligence community has not yet seen attempts by Russia to target specific election-related infrastructure in the months before the midterm elections in November, but “it’s a threat that we need to take extremely seriously and need to respond to with fierce determination.”Nevertheless, Wray pushed back on Trump’s attacks on Mueller’s probe as a “witch hunt.”“I do not believe Special Counsel Mueller is on a witch hunt,” Wray said, describing Mueller as a “straight shooter” who’s running a “professional” investigation.Asked whether he ever came close to resigning amid the attacks on the FBI, Wray simply said he knows he’s a low-key guy but “that should not be mistaken for what my spine is made out of.”That comment drew applause from the crowd at the forum in Aspen, Colorado.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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