Wednesday 5 January 2011 8:27 pm whatsapp whatsapp China-Spain deals to be worth $7.3bn during visit DEALS signed between Chinese and Spanish companies during the visit of Chinese vice premier Li Keqiang to Spain are expected to total $7.3bn (£4.7bn) by the time Li leaves today.The deals are said to cover 16 sectors, including telecoms, banking, energy, transport and agriculture.In one agreement, Spanish bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria announced that it will cooperate with China Development Bank during dealings in Latin America.There is also good news for Spanish exports, with China expected to sign up to import $29m’s worth of foodstuffs such as meat, olive oil and wine from the country.Li wrote in a Spanish newspaper earlier this week that China would also continue to be a long-term investor in Spain’s sovereign debt, prompting bond yields to fall. KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULL
Longhorn Publishers Plc (LKL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Longhorn Publishers Plc (LKL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Longhorn Publishers Plc (LKL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Longhorn Publishers Plc (LKL.ke) 2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLonghorn Publishers Plc publishes and sells educational and general books and distributes them through retail and ecommerce channels to customers in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Rwanda. Formerly known as Longhorn Kenya Limited, the company changed its name to Longhorn Publishers Limited in 2014. The company publishes reading material for all levels of education under five main brands; eLearning material, educational text books, fiction and nonfiction books and material for tertiary colleges and universities. Longhorn Publishers acquired the intellectual property of Sasa Sema Publications Limited and provides reference books, creative works, biographies and general knowledge books in either print or non-print (electronic) format. Longhorn Publishers is the only publisher with full approval by the Ministry of Education in Kenya and mandated to supply text books for 12 key subjects for secondary and primary schools. Longhorn eBooks store is a digital platform created by the publishing house and the largest eBook library in the Africa sub-region. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Longhorn Publishers Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Please enter your name here Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in a series of 24 articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2017 that were among the most noteworthy. We will post all of them from December 26th and December 31st. Then on Monday, January 1st we will poll our readers and let them decide which is Apopka’s biggest story of 2017.Story #7: His storied career rewrites a potentially traumatic family historyFirst published May 18th, 2017By Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceCommissioner Billie Dean is a brash outspoken fighter. He has been for 24 years on the Apopka City Council, on the battlefields of Korea, and in the classrooms of Phillis Wheatley and Apopka High Schools.His family history made it a requirement.Commissioner Billie Dean is retiring after six terms in office.Dean announced yesterday that he will end his career on the City Commission in 2018, thus closing the book on one of Apopka’s political legends.“I just think it’s time,” he said. “After 24 years I think I have served the community well and I think I have brought a lot of good to the community also. I feel it’s time for me to step aside and allow someone younger and with new ideas to step in.”But to fully understand his storied career, you must first understand his roots, which in many ways began in Morriston, Florida circa 1920’s. Dean was not alive yet, but his relatives were about to experience an incident that would shape the family for generations to come. “My grandfather managed 8,000 acres of citrus fields in Morriston, Florida, and lived on a working farm. He was a preacher and a farmer,” Dean said. “In the early 1920s, he earned enough money to buy a new 1925 Ford. He drove it to town, and the whites there felt that a black man shouldn’t own a brand new car… so the word got out that they were going to get a lynch mob and destroy the entire family. So all of them got into the Ford and moved to Clermont… and once they left, they never went back. They left with just the clothes on their back and they never, ever went back to reclaim their land. They had to start all over again.” It was into that legacy of racial inequality that Dean was raised. After that traumatic experience, the family stayed in Clermont, where Dean was born. He went to elementary school there before graduating from Jones High School in Orlando. After high school, Dean served in the US Army and fought in the Korean War where he received a bronze star, which is awarded for heroic achievement or service in a combat zone. After the military, Dean graduated from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Agriculture in 1960. In 1963 he received a Masters Degree in Agriculture, Administration, and Supervision also from FAMU. After college Dean worked 38 years as a teacher in Apopka at Phyllis Wheatley High School and Apopka High School. And it was there that Dean became a potential candidate for the Apopka City Commission. “They wanted a person to speak for the African-American community,” Dean said. “And because I was an outspoken teacher, everybody knew me, and I was asked to run for the seat by a lot of people. When something is not right, I’m outspoken. I always spoke my opinion, and in doing so whenever there was a problem, I was the go-to-man. And with that reputation in a little town like Apopka, the word got out and this is why they wanted me to be a City Commissioner.” Dean ran unsuccessfully in 1990 against incumbent Commissioner Alonzo Williams, but in 1994, with Williams retired, Dean defeated Steve Rogers with 69% of the vote (919-415) and claimed the open seat – which he has held through five other election cycles. Dean remembers his early days in office as his fondest, particularly working alongside Apopka Mayor John Land. “He was a man of integrity, truthfulness, and his background was impeccable. When we went to Tallahassee, the legislators would look to him for advice. The last time I was with him (in Tallahassee) they gave him a plaque to honor his service. His demeanor and personality embodied all of the qualities of a mayor.”Dean has been the voice crying out in the wilderness that is South Apopka for change, and improvements, and there have been highs and lows to that fight.“South Apopka has not changed a lot except the county has paved some streets,” he said. “For years South Apopka had nothing but dirt, sand and clay roads. Central Avenue was a clay road when I came here in 1963. Michael Gladden Boulevard was a sand street. Other than the pavement, not much has changed.”Perhaps Dean’s most fulfilling moment in the fight to bring improvement to South Apopka came in March with the beginning of the Habitat for Humanity project (Juniper and Arbor Bend) to bring 58 houses to the struggling community.“It’s a God sent endeavor to do something on this side of the city,” Dean said. Affordable housing in South Apopka is what I have been fighting for as long as I’ve been a commissioner. Habitat taking the reins is just what we need.”Dean recalled a time when he too brought affordable housing to South Apopka.“Look over there,” he said pointing across the street past Juniper and Arbor Bend.” You see those houses? My wife and I built those homes. Beautiful 2-bedroom duplexes, 21 of them we built. Back in the 80’s. For decades I have been calling for this. This has been necessary for decades. I have been asking for this type of project well into the previous administration. This is a godsend for this community. They called it the Graveyard Quarters because of all the shacks they built right next to the graveyard. But no more.”Dean may not be running for a seventh term in Seat #1, but he does have a preference as to who will succeed him – Pastor Alexander Smith.“I nurtured that young man from elementary, high school, college… I carried him to college, Dean said of Smith. “I consider him my surrogate son. Alexander will be an asset to this community. He’s young. He was a teacher for 30 years. He is an Associate Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church and he has a lot of connection to this community. I think he is the ideal person to continue the legacy of Seat #1 and of Apopka.”In April of 2018, Dean will watch as a new member of the Apopka City Commission will be sworn-in to sit in Seat #1… a seat that he has occupied for 24 years.Dean will begin the next chapter in his life after a successful career on the Apopka City Commission that saw him rise to vice mayor of the second largest municipality in Orange County, after becoming the undisputed champion of South Apopka, and after re-writing a family history that was nearly erased from history in 1920.Morriston is less than 100 miles from Apopka, but it may as well be on another planet as far as Billie Dean is concerned. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Who’s gonna fill your shoes Vice Mayor and Commissioner Dean??? UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply December 26, 2017 at 9:39 pm TAGSCommissioner Billie Dean Previous articleThe Apopka news year in review: UCF Business Incubator Apopka turns 5Next articleThe Apopka news year in review: Velez-Cantres named Apopka Police Officer of the Year Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 26, 2021 Find out more Organisation News News MyanmarAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the one-year jail term that Zaw Phay, a reporter for DVB Multimedia Group (DVB), received from a court in the northern city of Magway on 7 April on charges of trespassing on government property and disturbing a civil servant. He has already begun serving the sentence.The case dates back to August 2012, when Zaw Phay went with the father of a student to the local education department in Magway to interview the official in charge of a Japanese-funded scholarship programme.The official subsequently filed a complaint against both Zaw Phay and the student’s father, Win Myint Hlaing, who has also been sentenced to a year in prison. Both intend to appeal.DVB has condemned Zaw Phay’s conviction, pointing out that he was just doing his job as a journalist by investigating a subject of general interest.Zaw Phay’s lawyer, Thein Tun, told Reporters Without Borders that Zaw Phay defied a ban – imposed in a completely illegal manner by the local authorities – on taking photos of government buildings.The long delay between the incident and the trial may have been orchestrated deliberately by the local authorities in order to “teach Zaw Phay and Win Myint Hlaing a lesson,” he said.“I am going to prepare a petition about this sentence, in order to mobilize as much support as possible, especially of people likely to come to the help of Zaw Phay’s family, who are now in need,” Thein Tun added.“We are not only worried about the impact this sentence could have on freedom of information in Burma but also about what it reveals about the situation in the country,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“It is unacceptable that local officials can obstruct a journalist’s work and have him sentenced to imprisonment just because they feel he disturbed them. We call on the local authorities to release Zaw Phay and we ask the government to ensure that media freedom is respected equally everywhere, without differences between Rangoon and the rest of the country.”Burma is ranked 145th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 31, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Myanmar News RSF_en US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture to go further News April 10, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Provincial court restricts media freedom, sentences reporter to a year in prison May 12, 2021 Find out more
ABC News(NEW YORK) — The winter storm that dumped 10 to 20 inches of snow on parts of Missouri, Iowa and Illinois from Friday into Saturday is hitting the East Coast on Sunday. The storm will bring heavy snow and ice from North Carolina to Maryland.With at least 10.9 inches of snow in St. Louis through early Sunday, this is the biggest snowstorm the city has seen in five years. Montgomery City, Missouri, had already seen 20 inches of snow, while Dulles International Airport was just seeing the beginning of the snow by 5 a.m. with 3.8 inches.There are two parts of the storm system affecting the Midwest and East Coast on Sunday morning. A coastal low is beginning to take shape off the Carolina coast line and will strengthen as it begins to head out to sea.Heavy snow bands are currently hitting parts of the Washington, D.C., metro area, as well as down through parts of Roanoke and Charlottesville, Virginia. Snowfall rates in these areas could range from 1 to 2 inches per hour through the morning.Additionally, there is mixed precipitation in western North Carolina on Sunday morning. Ice could rapidly accumulate in the morning hours in that region, especially from Winston-Salem, North Carolina and west.There are still winter weather alerts from Missouri to southern New Jersey Sunday morning. The winter weather alerts will begin to expire from west to east as the day goes on.Much of the snow should be consolidated to the Mid-Atlantic, especially Virginia and Maryland. Some light snow is also expected to reach parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with the best chances for notable accumulation of snow in the southern parts of those states.The High Resolution Rapid Refresh model shows heavy snow bands lasting through much of the day in Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia, where some of the highest snowfall totals will come.There is the possibility for over 6 inches of snow in northern Virginia and parts of Washington, with some areas likely to approach 1 foot of snow. Additionally, over half an inch of ice is possible in parts of North Carolina and southern Virginia.As the storm pulls out to sea it will usher in another blast of cold air with wind chills in the teens and single digits for much of the Northeast on Monday morning.Half a foot of rain likely in Southern CaliforniaOn the West Coast, a storm caused some relatively minor mud and debris flows in Southern California on Saturday. However, several more Pacific storms are on the way this week and the concern for flash flooding, mudslides and debris flows will increase in the coming days.Another storm will arrive in Southern California on Monday, and another one will sneak in right behind by Tuesday.Several rounds of rain will likely dump 4 to 6 inches of rain on parts of Southern California this week.Heavy mountain snow is also expected for the entire Sierra Nevada range, and parts of the mountains outside Los Angeles. A winter storm watch has been posted for the Southern California mountains with locally over 1 foot of snow and 60 mph wind gusts possible. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEWYORK) — A Nor’easter has brought more than 3 feet of snow to the Northeast, causing disaster and even death in certain areas.Two people died and numerous more were injured in Pennsylvania after a 30-60 car pileup in Clinton County, as a result of the bad weather Thursday morning.The place with the most snow as of yet is Litchfield, Pennsylvania, which is seeing up to 40 inches of snow.Washington, D.C. is seeing just 1 to 2 inches, while Philadelphia is 6.3 inches and New York City and Boston are seeing about 8.Hartford, Connecticut, has gotten about 10 inches so far and Albany, New York, has gotten 14.Meanwhile, Binghamton, New York, has seen almost 3 feet of snow — and it’s still coming.The highest pure ice accumulation is 0.6 inches in southern Virginia, where 37,000 are without power due to the extreme temperatures. Also, the highest wind gusts hit the New Jersey coast, at up to 60 mph.Thursday morning, the snow is finally leaving New York City and moving through upstate New York and toward New England.Snow will continue to fall in New England and Boston through the early to mid-afternoon. Over the next several days, temperatures will not warm up much, so most of the snow will stay on the ground.Black ice will be the biggest problem over the next week, as temperatures overnight will fall well below freezing, producing dangerous invisible black ice on the roads.The coldest air of the season for the Northeast will hit Friday morning, with wind chills falling to below zero degrees in Maine and hitting single digits and teens for the rest of the Northeast.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Video Arts enters market with tailor-made approachOn 1 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Video Arts, one of the biggest names in training and experts in blendedlearning solutions, has acquired Manchester-based e-learning venture LearningPack in a bid to extend its range of products and services into tailor-madecoaching programmes. “We have been watching the market closely and there is now a muchgreater demand for e-learning programmes that are made to fit perfectly withthe needs of individual organisations,” said Video Arts managing director,John Lowe. The new range of from Video Arts will be called Exact Solutions. Learning Pack developed out of the award-winning Gemisis programme, a £15mcollaborative research and development initiative involving NTL, University ofSalford, ICL and Cities of Manchester and Salford. “As part of thisacquisition, we will also be able to commission specific research projectsthrough its continuing collaboration with the Gemisis programme,” saidLowe. Video Arts also commissioned research by NOP into UK organisations’attitudes to e-learning. Of thosesurveyed, 57 per cent of companies not using e-learning programmes said theywere likely to adopt a tailored package within the next two years. Findings also reported that a large proportion of organisations use acombination of tailored and off-the-shelf e-learning programmes. Among the prosof e-learning were accessibility (42 per cent), flexibility (37 per cent), costeconomies (35 per cent) and consistency (11 per cent). The disadvantages were loss of interpersonal aspect (33 per cent), cost (20per cent) and no opportunity to ask advice (16 per cent). www.videoarts.com Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.
Tedeschi Trucks Band is bringing their winter tour to the newly renovated and reopened venue, The Met Philly, in Philadelphia, PA for one night only on February 26th, 2019. Pre-sale begins on Thursday, November 15th at 10 am, with a general on-sale on Friday, November 16th at 10 am here.Opening up in early December, the 3,500-capacity Met Philly is is a brand new venue converted from the historic Metropolitan Opera House on Philly’s North Broad Street. The Metropolitan Opera House was built in 1908 by the well-known theater impresario Oscar Hammerstein I—the grandfather of the famed musical librettist Oscar Hammerstein II of the critically acclaimed composing duo, Rodgers and Hammerstein. While the venue was used as an opera house until 1934, the renovation marks the latest evolution of the historic building, which has also been used as a movie theater, a ballroom, a sports venue, and a church in the past.Tedeschi Trucks Band has slowly been rolling out winter tour dates, with multi-night runs scheduled in Chicago, New Orleans, Nashville, Washington, D.C., and more. For a full list of the husband-and-wife-led band’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.