Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) Q32021 Interim Report

first_imgIreland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Ireland Blyth Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Ireland Blyth Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Ireland Blyth Limited Interim Results for the Third Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileIreland Blyth Limited is a company based in Mauritius and operates as a subsidiary of Compagnie d’Investissement et de Développement Limitée, since its acquisition in 2016. The company has running activities in the sectors of commerce, engineering, financial services, logistics, aviation, shipping, retail, and seafood and marine where services in the distribution and marketing of products such as frozen foods, pharmaceuticals and wellness products, and medical equipment, as well as offers warehousing and logistics support services are provided. Ireland Blyth Limited also supplies industrial chemicals and equipment, as well as engages in crop protection, agriculture, and irrigation systems, the sale of construction and material handling equipment. The company also provides solutions for electrical installations, refrigeration equipment, power management systems, construction tools, abrasives, and building materials, as well as provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fit out solutions. Ireland Blyth Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

No savings at 40? I’d build a passive income for retirement in a Stocks and Shares ISA

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK 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. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Harvey Jones Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Harvey Jones | Thursday, 25th February, 2021 Enter Your Email Address No savings at 40? I’d build a passive income for retirement in a Stocks and Shares ISA 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Having no savings at 40 isn’t the end of the world, but it’s not ideal. Saving enough to ensure a comfortable retirement is a long-term job, so it makes sense to start early in life.There are good reasons why someone may have no savings at this age. Incomes have stagnated. The financial crisis and pandemic have added to the squeeze. Young people have other responsibilities, such as paying off debt or saving for a property deposit.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…Also, retirement can seem a long way off, in your 20s and early 30s. For many, the urgency starts hitting home around 40. At which point, it should be all systems go.I’d buy FTSE 100 stocksMost people are likely to have some savings at 40, though. Especially in future, as the auto-enrolment company pension scheme gives millions a workplace pension for the first time.I’m in my early 50s now, but if I had no savings at 40, the first thing I would do is sit down and work out how much I’d want in my retirement pot, when I hit State Pension age at 66.The easy answer is ‘as much as possible’, but I’d try to be more precise. Right now, the full new State Pension pays £9,110 a year. As a rule of thumb, for each £4,000 a year of income above that, I would need £100,000.So if I wanted £16,000, plus State Pension on top, I would need £400,000 in my pot at 66.That’s a tough task, starting from scratch with no savings at 40. Not impossible, though. I would start by building a portfolio of top FTSE 100 stocks. Equities can be volatile in the short term, but should beat most asset classes over periods as long as 26 years. If I invested £250 a month and my stock picks generated an average total return of 7% a year, by age 66 I would have just over £220,000.That isn’t bad, from a standing start at 40, but I’d want more. So I would aim to invest £500 a month instead. That is a lot to find every month. However, saving for retirement is a vital task, and you have to commit yourself. Retirement could be a long, slow haul if you are mostly relying on the State Pension.How I’d handle having no savings at 40I would invest all the money I have saved during lockdown, and resist the temptation to splurge when we are released. If I could save more than £500 a month, I would do that. And throw in any lump sums that came to hand.I also would invest my money tax efficiently, splitting it between a self-invested personal pension (SIPP) and my tax-free Stocks and Shares ISA allowance. I would claim tax relief on my pension contributions, and my ISA holdings would grow free of income tax and capital gains tax.At retirement, I would draw a passive income from the dividends paid by my FTSE 100 stock picks. These shareholder payouts are not guaranteed, so I wouldn’t know for sure how much income this would generate, but it would be a lot more than if I had no savings at 66.Having no savings at 40 is a worry, but one I would quickly put right.last_img read more

Ugandans urged to pray for elections on Archbishop Janani Luwum…

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Posted Feb 11, 2016 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Africa, Anglican Communion, Faith & Politics Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ugandans urged to pray for elections on Archbishop Janani Luwum Day Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Archbishop Janani Luwum was martyred on 16 February 1977. Photo: Church of Uganda[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali, has called on Christians to observe next week’s observance of martyred Archbishop Janani Luwum – for the first time a public holiday in Uganda – as a day of prayer for the national elections which take place two days later.Archbishop Janani Luwum was the third Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Boga-Zaire. On 16 February 1977 he was arrested on false charges by former President Idi Amin and was shot and killed later that day in an attempt to silence religious leaders who challenged Amin on a number of issues.“Archbishop Luwum’s assassination is considered a turning point in Uganda’s history,” a spokesman for the Province said. “For the international community, a line had been crossed and they were jolted into an awareness that Amin and his regime had to go. It set the stage for the Tanzanian-led campaign that removed Amin from power two years later.”Luwum is commemorated as a martyr in many parts of the Anglican Communion on 17 February each year. A Martyrs Chapel at Canterbury Cathedral was dedicated to him; and in 1998 a statue of Janani Luwum was unveiled outside Westminster Abbey. The anniversary of Luwum’s assassination has also long been commemorated in Uganda. Last year, at the first internationally focused commemoration, Archbishop Ntagali asked the government to declare 16 February a public holiday in honour of Archbishop Luwum, which they have done.Now, Archbishop Ntagali is calling on all Christians to observe the new public holiday as a day of prayer for the national elections. The country will vote on 18 February in presidential, parliamentary and local ballots.Churches around the country will hold special services on next Tuesday. Archbishop Ntagali will preach at a special service in Luwum’s birth-village, Mucwini in the Kitgum District. President Yoweri Museveni has been invited as guest of honour.“Our theme is ‘Jesus our Peace,’” Archbishop Ntagali said. “It is taken from Ephesians 2:14, which says, ‘For [Jesus] himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.’“I thank God that we have the opportunity two days before casting our ballot to slow down, pause, and remember the cause of ‘God and my country’ for which Archbishop Janani Luwum died.“We need this reminder of the bigger issues before us of harmony and truth, unity and respect for one another, and a non-violent and peaceful Uganda. This is what Archbishop Janani Luwum demonstrated in his life.”Christians throughout Uganda are being urged to make a pilgrimage to Mucwini on Tuesday to join the commemoration. Those unable to attend are being asked to attend observances in local churches.“Whether at church or at home with your family, this year’s commemoration of Archbishop Janani Luwum will focus on one thing that was close to his heart – a non-violent and peaceful Uganda, and a Uganda that respects the life and dignity of every person,” a provincial spokesman said.“Archbishop Janani Luwum served as Archbishop during Idi Amin’s Presidency. He, along with other religious leaders, appealed to Amin to stop the killings of innocent people, to govern the country with justice, and to respect the authority entrusted to them by God. In return, Archbishop Janani Luwum was accused of treason, arrested, and assassinated.“Because of his Christian convictions in confronting oppressive powers and his refusal to recant his appeal for life and justice for the people of Uganda, he was killed. Not only was his life a witness and testimony to the Gospel and the power of Jesus Christ, but his death was also such a witness. Because of that, he is considered a martyr.”last_img read more

Voter resources for judicial choices on the November Ballot

first_imgCounty Judge Group 1Eric DuBois   Visit DuBois website here.Michael Gibson   Visit Gibson website here. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Apopka and Orange County voters are being asked to cast four judicial votes this month.  To help voters research the candidates The Apopka Voice has complied a list of the the websites for each of the candidates.Voters might also want to review this document to learn more about voting for Judges: Guide for Florida Voters – Answers to Your Questions about Florida Judges, Judicial Elections and Merit Retention.Circuit Judge 9th Judicial Circuit, Group 4Luis Caderon Visit Calderon website here.Joseph Haynes Davis  Visit Davis website here. The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here County Judge Group 5Frank George  Visit George website here.Evellen Jewett    Visit Jewett website here. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img TAGSElections Previous articleApopka teacher arrested, charged with 22 countsNext articleChicago Cubs Win!!! Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate County Judge Group 4David Johnson Visit Johnson website here.Tom Young  Visit Young website here. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Charity sector organisations reach finals of Business Awards 2004

first_img 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.  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Giving/Philanthropy The National Business Awards, sponsored by Orange, are open to companies of all sizes, whether FTSE 100 companies or start-ups and small business, new ventures and SMEs: all are short-listed against the same criteria to find the nation’s top businesses performers. Finalists will present in person to judging panels convened during September and October 2004, with the winners being announced on 9 November 2004. Four charity sector organiations have reached the finals of The National Business Awards 2004.FRC Group, Greenwich Leisure Ltd, TACT (The Thames & Chiltern Trust) Ltd were all short listed in The Social Enterprise of the Year Award category, and the British Heart Foundation is a finalist in The Advertiser of the Year Award category.Indeed, the judges awarded a Highly Commended certificate to the British Heart Foundation in The PR Campaign of the Year Award category because they just missed being short-listed. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 2 September 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity sector organisations reach finals of Business Awards 2004last_img read more

Bacs’ Big Break offers £5,000 a month in online charity vote

first_imgSo far only eight of the 100 charity places have been filled. Nominations are open now. Big Break for BusinessBusinesses can win as well simply by switching to paying one or more bills by Direct Debit. One business will win £2,000. Individual prize of £12,000Individuals that switch to paying by Direct Debit will also be entered into a draw to win £12,000. Donations for new Direct DebitsSome of the participating utilities and companies are also pledging to make a donation for each new Direct Debit payer who signs up during the campaign. For example, Anglian Water will donate 10p to WaterAid for each new Direct Debit. Swale Council will doante 10p to Age UK, and Eazipay will donate 6p to Marie Curie Cancer Care.Mike Hutchinson, head of marketing for Bacs, said: “As well as the monthly prize fund, we’ve engineered the campaign so that billers taking part in the Big Break will make a donation to charity for everyone who switches to Direct Debit. If your corporate supporters join in, those donations could be yours.”Voting opens on 1 March 2013.www.thebigbreak.co.uk  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Bacs Payment Schemes Ltd, the organisation behind Direct Debit, have announced The Big Break, a campaign that aims to benefit 100 good causes with cash prizes this year.From March until June 2013, the most popular causes nominated to win a Big Break will share in a £5,000 monthly pot. Each month, the organisation with the highest number of votes will receive £2,000, with second place receiving £1,000 and the rest shared out among the other runners up.Anyone can nominate a cause to win and any cause can be nominated, provided they are a registered charity or have an account with JustGiving, Virgin Money Giving, Charity Giving or BT’s MyDonate. Advertisement Tagged with: corporate direct debit Individual givingcenter_img Bacs’ Big Break offers £5,000 a month in online charity vote 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. Howard Lake | 4 February 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Legacy income up 10%, reveals Legacy Monitor

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Total legacy income rose by 10.2%, while notifications increased by 5.5% in the 12 months to June 2016, according to Legacy Foresight’s Legacy Monitor, revealed in its latest quarterly Bulletin.The figures are based on Legacy Monitor’s 78 Consortium members, which received legacy income of £1.41bn and 52,200 legacy notifications.Set up in 2008, the Legacy Monitor is a consortium research programme to analyse, benchmark and debate trends in the legacy market. It incorporates an annual review of trends in the legacy market, and a quarterly benchmarking service. This year’s programme benchmarks 78 of the UK’s leading charities (the Consortium members), who together account for 52% of the legacy market.According to Legacy Foresight, growth rates have improved significantly since the last quarterly Bulletin, helped by a resilient pre-referendum property market, which saw UK house prices rise by 7.2% in the second quarter of 2016, and climbing share prices.An increase in deaths in winter 2014/15 is also driving the rise in legacy incomes this year, as the residual bequests notified last autumn pay out, while average legacy values – both residual and pecuniary – reached record highs this quarter, topping £60,000 and £4,000 respectively.However, Legacy Foresight warns that the data does not cover the fallout from Brexit. Its latest forecasts suggest that legacy market growth rates will fall, averaging 2.6% per annum over the next five years, while this time last year it was predicting 4% per annum.  105 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 11 August 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Tagged with: legacies Research / statisticscenter_img Legacy income up 10%, reveals Legacy Monitor  106 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Advertisementlast_img read more

Tax bill sparks protests

first_imgFrom small towns to big cities, nationwide protests erupted in response to the pro-rich “tax reform” bill passed by both the House and the Senate. The bill now goes to a conference committee, where pro-business legislators will create a final bill that will cut taxes by some $1.5 trillion, with almost all the savings going to Wall Street.From Asheville, N.C., to San Diego, from Pocatello, Idaho, to Pittsburgh, from a few dozen people to many thousands, people poured into the streets voicing their objections. Some objected to one or another particularly onerous part of the bill, others to the whole rotten thing.It’s easy to see why. Both the Senate and House versions eliminate the Affordable Care Act mandate. This erasure would take away health insurance for 13 million people, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). It would remove Medicaid recipients. It would even cancel subsidies to employer-sponsored health insurance, just as premiums skyrocket.Protesters disrupted a Senate hearing in Washington on the health cutbacks in the bill on Nov. 28, shouting “Shame!” and “Don’t kill us! Kill the bill!” Thirty-six protesters, some in wheelchairs, were arrested. (huffingtonpost.com, Nov. 28)Graduate students at more than 40 campuses held protests against the provision in the House portion of the bill that would tax their tuition waivers. “One in four doctoral students nationwide received tuition waivers in 2012, according to the Council of Graduate Schools — along with a smaller percentage of undergrads. The American Council on Education estimates the measure would cost students some $65 billion by 2027.“‘The [University of Texas] would collapse without our labor,’ said Nick Bloom, a 27-year-old doctoral student in American studies who helped organize the event. ‘We grade papers, we work as teaching assistants, we work as tutors, all in addition to our coursework and research.’ Bloom said he makes about $18,000 a year from teaching, researching and running social media for his department. Bloom says he pays nothing in tuition, and if he were required to pay taxes on the full amount [of tuition as if it were income], he might have to drop out of school.” (texasobserver.org, Dec. 6)Protests against this particular tax were so powerful that the Senate dropped this provision from the bill. But these students are quite aware that the conference committee could put it back into the final version.One outrageous provision of the Senate bill is that it opens up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling by the oil and gas industry. This pristine area of Alaska, some 1.5 million acres, is home to abundant wildlife, including caribou and much-threatened polar bears. Pointing out this provision, two women in Pittsburgh chained themselves to the Grant Building on Dec. 4.Protesters in San Diego against the tax bill joined activists for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) on Dec. 4, blocking traffic on several downtown streets. (cbs8.com, Dec. 4)Over and over again, proponents of this “tax reform” bill proclaim that this is a “middle-class” tax cut — meaning it’s a cut for those near or below the average income. However, the Washington Post reports that after taking the health insurance cuts into consideration: “The effect, then, is that over the short term the federal government will be saving money on poorer Americans, even after cutting their taxes. By 2021, the CBO estimates that federal revenue will be up about $24 billion from households that earn less than $30,000 a year, even as it loses $198 billion thanks to tax cuts on those making more than $75,000 a year.”That means poor people are paying for the billionaire and corporate tax cuts. And the workers know it, which explains why only 29 percent of the public supports this bill — less than any tax bill in history.Pressure from Wall StreetWhy is Wall Street pressing their minions in Washington so hard to pass this shameful bill?  For decades, big business has more and more relied on automation and global production networks to lower labor costs and increase profit margins. But now they face the dead end of overproduction and a declining rate of profit. To increase profits they are driven to lower their own taxes while at the same time vastly increasing the deficit.They will then use the existence of a large deficit as their excuse to destroy every hard-won social program starting with the New Deal passed during the 1930s depression. This includes cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and so much more, while they wallow in their hoarded wealth.The protests so far, strong as they are, are only a beginning. Millions of workers and oppressed people are waking up to what big business and their politicians have in store: one harsh austerity measure after another. By taking to the streets and disrupting “business as usual,” the workers and poor can win this fight. And will.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mystery Seeds From China Showing Up on Indiana Doorsteps

first_img SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Jul 27, 2020 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Mystery Seeds From China Showing Up on Indiana Doorsteps Facebook Twitter Mystery Seeds From China Showing Up on Indiana Doorsteps Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/mystery-seed-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Mystery seeds from China have been showing up at people’s homes across the country and Indiana is no exception.The Indiana State Department of Agriculture confirms there are a handful of cases here in the Hoosier state of seeds showing up in packages that look like jewelry or other small items.Don Robison, seed administrator for the Office of the Indiana State Chemist, says if you receive these seeds by mail, do not plant them or throw them away.“We want to know what the seed is. We want to make sure that nobody plants the seed. It could come diseased, it could be something that is invasive. So, don’t plant it. Don’t just throw it away, which would be the same as planting it, because it would go to a landfill and moisture in the landfill would get it to grow.”Robison is asking that the seeds be sent to the Indiana State Seed Lab where they will identify the seeds at no cost to the person sending them in.Robison says if you receive the seeds, you have more to worry about than just what to do with them. He says Amazon calls it “brushing”, and he explains how it works.“Something of relatively low value will be sent to an individual after their account has been hacked. Then, the people that hacked your account will then fill out a review of the product for you. It looks like what has been called a ‘brushing’ scheme to get high reviews for a product.”Again, if you receive the mystery seed, do not plant it or throw it away and do not open the package. The seeds can be sent by mail to the Indiana State Seed Laboratory at the address below.Indiana State Seed LaboratoryPurdue University175 S University StWest Lafayette, IN 47907 Previous articleMore Sprayers Finding Permanent Home on the FarmNext articleMystery Seeds From China Showing Up on Indiana Doorsteps on the HAT Tuesday Podcast Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Field Investigation: Institutionalized harassment of the news media

first_img Three days before the 19 March presidential election, Reporters Without Borders today publishes a report about the programmed disappearance of a free press in Belarus. It is based on information gathered during a visit to Minsk from 2 to 7 March, when the organisation talked to both independent journalists and journalists working for the government.read in Russian Help by sharing this information Related documents report BelarusPDF – 158.31 KBreport BelarusPDF – 160.01 KB May 28, 2021 Find out more News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News Reports Organisation March 16, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Field Investigation: Institutionalized harassment of the news media “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says RSF_en center_img June 2, 2021 Find out more News read in RussianAs tension mounts in Belarus three days before the 19 March presidential election, Reporters Without Borders today issued a report on the harassment of independent journalists by President Alexander Lukashenko’s government apparatus, which is currently cracking down hard on Belarusian journalists, foreign correspondents and the regime’s political opponents.The report is based on information gathered by a Reporters Without Borders team during a visit to Minsk from 2 to 7 March. The team met representatives of independent media, press freedom organisations and opposition movements all currently in the government’s sights.During its 12-year rule, the Lukashenko regime has almost eliminated the independent press and has completely eradicated opposition media. Lukashenko regards the news media as “the main measuring device of ideology, at the base of the state.” Government propaganda lambasts the independent media, calling them dishonest. Now running for his fourth term, Lukashenko has almost complete control of the press and harasses his detractors.At least four foreign journalists have been expelled from Belarus so far this year, while at least four other Ukrainian and Polish journalists were arrested between 12 and 15 March and given sentences ranging from five to ten days in prison. Meanwhile, at least 10 foreign reporters wanting to visit Belarus for the elections are still waiting for visas.On 2 March, at least nine journalists were arrested and beaten by plain-clothes policemen while covering the arrest of opposition candidate Alexander Kazulin.Around 57,000 copies of the independent newspaper Narodnaya Volya were confiscated on 13 March, a week after the banning of a special issue on Kazulin’s candidacy with a print run of 250,000. A Russian printing company meanwhile announced on 13 March that it was terminating its contracts with three independent Belarusian newspapers which had been covering the programmes of the opposition candidates.Adept at Soviet-style methods, the Belarusian secret services claimed yesterday on television that a US-backed coup attempt had just been thwarted. BelarusEurope – Central Asia BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Receive email alerts to go further May 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belaruslast_img read more