National Microfinace Bank Plc (NMB.tz) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB) is a commercial bank in Tanzania offering financial solutions for individuals, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. NMB operates in several segments; wholesale banking, retail banking, agribusiness and treasury. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to time deposits to fixed deposits, and Kilimo, Chap and Chipukizi accounts. NMB also offers loans to entrepreneurs, bank guarantees, and export and import financing, supply chain financing and letters of credit. Other services include forex, cash exchange, institutional and transactional banking, and payment and collection services. NMB has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Tanzania. National Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Crosby Loft / Crosby Studios

first_imgPhotographs:  Mikhail Loskutov Russia Design Team:Aleksei Snetkov, Daria Tkacheva, Elena Potapova, Harry NurievCity:MoscowCountry:RussiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mikhail LoskutovRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. Harry Nuriev, founder of Crosby Studios, brings to life his childhood dream space. Tucked in a small, tree-lined backyard this ground floor open studio apartment captures the true meaning of a hidden city getaway. Nuriev has the idea to make this his first space available for rent for meetings, short stays, or events allowing people to experience his design language in a new way. Nuriev separated the 57 square meter Moscow space into two zones: the first being the main zone containing the bedroom and living room.Save this picture!© Mikhail LoskutovSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Mikhail LoskutovHe built out a section of the right side of the space for the second zone, designating it for the utilities – kitchen, laundry, wardrobe, and bathroom. The walls of the utility zone are not attached to the ceiling, giving it a sculpture feel as if it was a shop inside a shop. Concrete is the main material, allowing rawness and sophistication to prevail while effortless supporting the blue color. Broken tiles cover the utility wall in a unique and classic Russian print called Gzhel – from Nuriev’s heritage and childhood. Crosby Studios signature blue color is seen throughout the space.Save this picture!© Mikhail LoskutovNuriev describes this color to be memorisable, giving the space a sense of calmness. The blue color is featured in the custom Crosby Studios furniture as well as the monochromatic kitchen. He reimagined the Gzhel print incorporating the Crosby blue color, then featuring the print in small details on the sofa, stools, and in the kitchen. The furniture throughout the space is custom Crosby Studios. The circular bed frame is the main attraction inspired by The Phillips Exeter Academy Library built by Nuriev’s favorite architect Louis Kahn. The space also features a 360 sofa, chandelier made from BIC pens, and Crosby Studios signature table with stools.Save this picture!© Mikhail LoskutovProject gallerySee allShow lessLiberals Park / SalworksSelected ProjectsCharles Jencks Dies at Age 80Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Moscow, RussiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Projects Crosby Loft / Crosby StudiosSave this projectSaveCrosby Loft / Crosby Studios ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926461/crosby-loft-crosby-studios Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCrosby StudiosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftMoscowOn FacebookRussiaPublished on October 14, 2019Cite: “Crosby Loft / Crosby Studios” 14 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Architects: Crosby Studios Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Harry Nurievcenter_img Loft 2019 Crosby Loft / Crosby Studios Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926461/crosby-loft-crosby-studios Clipboard Area:  57 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyLoft•Moscow, Russia ArchDaily Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Mikhail Loskutov+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Sharelast_img read more

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Rocky Taylor – one stuntman, one legacy

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. Tagged with: legacies Remember a Charity  110 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 July 2011 | News  109 total views,  1 views today No-one knows the importance of a will more than a stuntman. That’s why Remember a Charity are working with legendary stuntman Rocky Taylor, who has worked on film series such as James Bond, Indiana Jones, Death Wish and was the original Honey Monster.www.facebook.com/rememberacharity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Rocky Taylor – one stuntman, one legacylast_img read more

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Stand with GAZA!

first_imgWW photo: G. DunkelWhen oppression makes life a living hell for those who suffer under it, there can be no end to their resistance, whatever the cost.This is what the Israeli settler state and its imperialist backers, particularly the U.S. ruling class, fail to take into account as they try to bludgeon and squeeze the people of Gaza until they can take no more.But millions around the world recognize what is going on in Palestine — whose very name is denied by the settler state of Israel. Their hearts go out to the people of Gaza, who are sacrificing everything rather than submit to Israel’s relentless bombing.They know that the money and weapons provided by the Pentagon have led to an incredibly one-sided struggle. As of July 14, some 172 Palestinians had been killed by Israeli air strikes, 140 of them civilians. One bombing killed 18 members of the same family. Thousands more were wounded. Not one Israeli had died.Yet the people of Gaza refuse to surrender — again showing their enormous solidarity and courage.The U.S. and Israel had done everything they could to discredit and disarm the militant Hamas organization, but the people of Gaza responded at the end of 2006 by electing Hamas to run the territory.This latest Israeli assault comes after the collapse of highly touted talks between Israel and the Palestine Authority, brokered by the Obama administration to supposedly effect a “peace agreement,” but offering nothing new. Hamas and the Palestine Authority then announced on June 2 that they had formed a government of national unity to encompass Gaza and the West Bank.In less than 10 days, the Israeli attacks on Palestinians had begun — using as a pretext the killing of three Israeli teenagers. Who committed that crime is still not known, but meanwhile scores of Palestinian teens have been killed by Israeli bombs and one was lynched outright by right-wing Zionist vigilantes.In this issue of Workers World, we report on some of the acts of solidarity with Gaza that erupted in the U.S. and around the world with this latest Israeli onslaught. We also reprint an urgent message from 17 organizations in Gaza that outlines their demands for an end to the oppression they have suffered under Israeli rule.Now is the time to act! Long live Palestine!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Passion Drives Purdue Women in Agriculture Award Recipients

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Aug 25, 2013 Passion Drives Purdue Women in Agriculture Award Recipients 2013 Purdue Women in AgDeborah JordanThe newest recipients of Purdue Extension’s Women in Agriculture awards are from opposite sides of the Hoosier state but their passion for agriculture and winning the award in the same year will always link them.Deborah Jordan of Jordan Farms in Richmond is a mother of 5 and a former teacher who now contributes on the farm and teaches others about agriculture.“I think that the non-farming community is becoming more removed just because of the way the world is changing and they don’t have a connection to agriculture anymore,” she told HAT. “It’s several generations away, so it’s important for them to understand our culture and our purpose and our commitment.”And she helps others learn about those things through her work in Farm Bureau, 4-H, Extension and local schools. Jordan is the recipient of this year’s Achievement Award for women directly involved with a home farming operation.Marianne AshThe passion for ag by the winner of the Leadership Award starts with her heritage. Marianne Ash of Lafayette is a veterinarian and director of Animal Health Programs for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health.“I grew up in a rural community and farming family,” she explained. “I saw the commitment they had to their work. Many people in agriculture could do many other things and maybe have a little easier life, but they have a passion for what they do and that’s important to have a happy life, to feel that what you’re doing is important and it really energizes you to participate. And I think that we see and recognize that our food supply is like none other in the world and it’s critical to our national security and the future generations.”Her award is given to a woman in an agribusiness or policymaking position.Jordan has some sage advice for other women in agriculture on how to influence agriculture’s future.“I certainly would encourage them to consider themselves equal in their ability to influence the future for agriculture, and then I think they have to choose to operate in the arena where their skill sets are most compatible. Maybe they’re good at public speaking. Maybe they’re good at writing. Maybe they’re good scientists or maybe they like to work the land or the animals. There are many avenues for them. They just have to look at what their skills are and where they would like to serve.”From Purdue Ag Communications:The Jordan farm is a 3,000-acre family-owned grain farm and farrow-to-finish swine operation in Richmond. Jordan’s work includes keeping records for the 1,200 sows, weaning more than 500 piglets a week, administering vaccines and monitoring herd health.Jordan is also the District Six Farm Bureau women’s leader, advocating for Indiana agriculture across the state and supervising educational activities for women’s programs in eight east-central Indiana counties. She volunteers for the Wayne County Farm Bureau’s “Ag in the Classroom” program and educates more than 500 students on how food is produced. After budget cuts reduced local Extension educator positions, Jordan stepped in to coordinate the “Chick It Out” program, which delivers incubators and fertile eggs to elementary classrooms in Richmond.Jordan has also served as founder and leader of a 4-H club and Parent Teacher Organization president for Garrison Elementary School. She is a member of the Wayne County 4-H and Extension boards, Extension Homemaker Club, Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council. Jordan volunteers at the Preble County Pork Festival and Wayne County Conservation Days.As the director of Animal Health Programs for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health, Ash plans and coordinates state-level responses to animal health emergencies and disease outbreaks.She has pioneered disease traceability and biosecurity work in Indiana, spearheading new software programs such as the USAHERDS database, which was created to help protect animal health, public health and the economy in the event of animal health emergencies and other disasters. Ash also acts as a link between the Board of Animal Health and producers and recently worked with swine operations in their effort to control porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.Her other leadership roles include serving as a board member of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, a chairperson of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee for Disaster Preparedness and Public Health, an adjunct professor at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and a member of the U.S. secretary of agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Swine Health Protection. She previously served as a member of the Purdue Extension Agrosecurity Team and the U.S. Animal Health Association’s Committee on Foreign and Emerging Diseases.Hear more from both winners:Deborah Jordan and Marrianne Ash Home Indiana Agriculture News Passion Drives Purdue Women in Agriculture Award Recipients SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleAfternoon Tour Added to Indiana Corn/Soybean Annual Ohio River TourNext articleNational Biodiesel Tour Includes Stops at Dreyfus and CountryMark Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Homage to Kazakh press freedom defender Rozlana Taukina

first_img KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field Women KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field Women Читать на русском / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply saddened by the death of its Kazakhstan correspondent, Rozlana Taukina, for decades a prominent journalist and leading advocate for the freedom of the media in her country.Always cheerful and energetic as RSF’s correspondent for the past 18 years, and a lifelong activist in the defence of press freedom, Rozlana Taukina died in Almaty on 26 May at the age of 60.After running several news organizations at the end of the Soviet era, she founded two of Kazakhstan’s first independent media outlets in the early 1990s, the TV channel Totem and a radio station with the same name.Their editorial independence, professionalism and live political debates caused a sensation in a media landscape emerging from the Soviet ice-age. It was therefore no surprise that they were among the first media outlets to be eliminated in 1996 as then President Nursultan Nazarbayev tightened his grip on the country.Far from giving up, Taukina took many initiatives in support of persecuted journalists while continuing to work for various media. She set up the NGO Journalists in Danger and other journalists’ associations, campaigned for the release of imprisoned journalists such as Ramazan Esergepov and Zhanbolat Mamay, and organized protests. And she made a vital contribution to RSF’s advocacy, reporting and assistance activities until the very end.“In Rozlana Taukina, we have lost not only a comrade with an infectious laugh and feisty character but also a piece of Kazakh history,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Her independent spirit, resilience and dogged determination will continue to be an inspiration for us all. She dedicated her life to defending press freedom and persecuted journalists against all odds. We offer our heartfelt condolences to her family and colleagues.”Kazakhstan is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. October 30, 2020 Find out more Organisation News RSF_en Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal News Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her Rozlana Taukina / Facebook Newscenter_img Receive email alerts Related documents Памяти Розланы ТаукинойPDF – 117.23 KB February 5, 2021 Find out more to go further News Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections January 15, 2021 Find out more June 5, 2019 – Updated on June 6, 2019 Homage to Kazakh press freedom defender Rozlana Taukina Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Kazakhstanlast_img read more

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In major step backwards, access to Ferghana news website blocked

first_img News October 9, 2020 Find out more February 21, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 In major step backwards, access to Ferghana news website blocked Related documents pismomamytovu.pdfPDF – 74.53 KB News KyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts RSF is concerned about the fate of an Uzbek journalist extradited by Kyrgyzstan Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders very firmly condemns the semi-state owned company Kyrgyztelecom’s blocking of access to the website of Ferghana (fergananews.com), an independent news agency that covers central Asia. Kyrgyztelecom chairman Askar Baratbayev announced today that his telecommunications company has blocked access to the Ferghana site in response to a formal request from the Kyrgyz state communications agency. The Kyrgyz parliament adopted a resolution to this effect last June (see below), but it had not been carried out until now.“We are shocked,” Reporters Without Borders said. “After months of silence, we had hoped that Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentarians had realized the enormity of their resolution and decided not to apply it. Blocking a news website that is as professional and impartial as Ferghana’s is a major step backwards for a country that aspires to be ‘Central Asia’s first parliamentary democracy’. We reiterate our appeal to the entire Kyrgyz political class, on which the democratic hopes of the April 2010 uprising are pinned, to end this absurd and outrageous situation.”In a resolution made public on 16 June 2011, the Kyrgyz parliament called for access to Ferghana to be blocked on the grounds that its coverage of violence in southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010 had been “subjective” and “provocative.” Reporters Without Borders had described the news agency’s coverage as “exemplary” (see below). However, Ferghana was criticized by some political tendencies for frequently raising questions about the future of Kyrgyz democracy and the rise of nationalism in the country.——17.06.2011 – Kyrgyz parliament orders blocking of news website of recordReporters Without Borders is appalled by the Kyrgyz parliament’s adoption of a resolution yesterday issuing a legally binding instruction to the prosecutor general’s office, culture ministry and justice ministry to block access to the independent online news agency Ferghana (www.ferghananews.com) because of its coverage of last year’s violence in the south of thecountry.“Blocking access to Ferghana would constitute a very shocking attack on one of Kyrgyzstan’s leading independent news media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Ferghana’s coverage of the June 2010 clashes demonstrated an exemplary professionalism and desire to defuse tension. The order recalls the worst period of censorship in Kyrgyzstan. This press freedom violation is all the more unacceptable as Kyrgyzstan aspires to be a regional model of parliamentarydemocracy.”The call for Ferghana’s blocking was contained in a resolution adopted yesterday after a special parliamentary commission presented the findings of its investigation into the June 2010 violence in the south. They included a recommendation to block Ferghana.Reporters Without Borders wrote last week to the president of this parliamentary commission voicing alarm about this recommendation, especially as Ferghana is one of the leading news media of record in Kyrgyzstan and elsewhere in Central Asia.Now that the recommendation has been adopted, Reporters Without Borders has decided to release the text of the letter.———————————–Reporters Without Borders letter, dated 10 June 2011, to Tokon Mamytov, president of the parliamentary commission of enquiry into the events of June 2010:Dear Mr. Mamytov,Reporters Without Borders, an organization that defends media freedom, would like to express its alarm about a recommendation concerning the online news agency Ferghana (fergananews.com) that has been made by the parliamentary commission of enquiry into the events of June 2010.As president of the commission, you announced during a plenary session of the Kyrgyz parliament on 9 June that the blocking of this news website within Kyrgyzstan would be one of the measures proposed in the parliamentary investigation’s conclusions because it had posted “subjective reports about the 2010 clashes.”We are shocked by this attack on a leading news portal, one that plays such a key role for the media both in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia in general. Thanks to the recognized professionalism of its journalists, Ferghana has for 12 years been providing quality reporting on political,economic and social developments and contributing to media plurality in the region.Ferghana is not responsible for bad news, which it just relays and analyzes. During the events in Osh, the website exhibited exemplary responsibility and professionalism. While trying to provide detailed coverage of the tragic events unfolding in the south, it repeatedly carried calls for calm and constantly explained that the clashes had been provoked.The parliamentary enquiry’s stature will be diminished if it opts for an all-out attack on independent media. The new government would be sending a terrible signal for freedom of expression if it blocked Ferghana. Previous attacks on the website have always coincided with crackdowns, as in 2005, on the eve of President Askar Akayev’s fall, and again in 2010, on the eve of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev’s ouster.As the representative of a democratic body, you could not call for the elimination of one of your country’s most respected news outlets.We thank you in advance for the attention you give to our letter.Sincerely,Jean-François JulliardReporters Without Borders secretary-generalЧитать по-русски : to go further News RSF asks authorities, opposition to guarantee reporters’ safety during Kyrgyzstan protests Organisation RSF_en KyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia August 26, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Kyrgyzstan RSF calls for the immediate release of Uzbek journalist August 14, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Forced being used to restrict media coverage of street protests

first_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists PalestineMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en The authorities are still responding with violence to the continuing street demonstrations in Libya and Yemen and, in an attempt to prevent the circulation of images of the protests, they are still using force against the journalists who try to cover them. Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News Organisation Libya The signal of the TV satellite Nilesat, which includes Al-Hurra, Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya, has been jammed since 23 February. These three stations have been providing live coverage of the recent unrest and have been interviewing Libyan residents by telephone.Several foreign journalists have been able to enter Libya across the Egyptian border. The Libyan authorities nonetheless continue to impose a news blackout on the unfolding events and often blame the unrest on the foreign media. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi described foreign TV stations as “stray dogs” on 21 February. The foreign minister said journalists who enter Libya “illegally” would be treated by the pro-Gaddafi forces as agents working for Al-Qaeda. Gaza Strip PalestineMiddle East – North Africa March 1, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Forced being used to restrict media coverage of street protests News Follow the news on Palestine Help by sharing this information The security forces yesterday prevented many journalists from covering the sit-in which young people staged in the Square of the Unknown Soldier in the Gaza City neighbourhood of Rimal in order to appeal for reconciliation among Palestinians. No photographer was allowed to take photos. A campaign called “The People Want the End of Divisions” has been launched on Facebook. to go further May 28, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts June 3, 2021 Find out more News Yemen Three plainclothes men using a vehicle with police licence plates stormed the headquarters of Union of Journalists in Sanaa on the morning of 26 February, insulting and threatening the journalists who were there. The head of the union, Marwan Damaj, said he filed a complaint with the interior ministry, which denied any role in the incident.A crew working for the Qatar-based satellite TV station Al-Jazeera was prevented from covering a sit-in at Change Square in Sanaa on 26 February. The station said the Yemeni authorities told its correspondents, Abdulhaq Sadah and Ahmed Zaidan, to leave the country immediately. It was the second time the authorities have tried to ban these two journalists from covering the anti-government protests taking place in several of Yemen’s cities.The local independent news website, Masdar Online, one of the country’s most popular sites, was blocked by the authorities on 26 February for the fifth time. It has ben providing a great deal of coverage of the recent demonstrations in Aden, Sanaa and other governorates, accompanying its reports with videos. In a statement, the site said it has been the target of many cyber-attacks in the past.Aden province security forces physically attacked a cameraman working for the opposition TV station Sahil on 25 February, and briefly detained four reporters – Marzaq Yassin, Abdelrahman Anis, Bassem Sha’bi and Fares Jalal – while they were covering a demonstration.Reporters Without Borders hails the firm position taken by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, who said in statement today: “People have the legitimate right to express their grievances and demands to their government (…) Violent responses, in breach of international law, do not make the protesters go away and only serve to exacerbate their frustration and anger.” RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Jury to deliberate tiger kidnap trial verdict

first_imgFacebook Print NewsBreaking newsJury to deliberate tiger kidnap trial verdictBy Staff Reporter – October 24, 2013 818 WhatsApp Previous articleBasketball Ireland weekend previewNext articleMunster name side to face Glasgow Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The jury in the trial of man accused of kidnapping the son of a post mistress will begin their deliberations today. 34-year-old Zachary Coughlan Ryan with an address at Brennan’s Row, Cathedral Place, is alleged to have been one of three men armed and masked who kidnapped Stephen Cusack and his friend Niall Reddan from a house in Castletroy in August of last year. The accused pleaded not guilty to the false imprisonment of the two men on August 19/20, 2012.After four weeks of evidence, the jury heard evidence from the two injured parties and a number of witnesses over duration of the trial. The jury of 11 heard that a €500,000 ransom was demanded for the safe release of Stephen Cusack. They also heard that Coughlan Ryan dyed his hair a number of days after the alleged incident took place.Limerick Circuit Court was told that Stephen Cusack, the son of a Limerick post mistress and his friend, Niall Reddan, were bundled into a pick-up truck and taken to a derelict house in County Limerick. A ransom demand of €500,000 was made to Mr Cusack’s family for his safe release.Tara Troy told the court that she bought hair dye for Zachary Coughlan-Ryan three days after the alleged kidnapping.A resident of Johnsgate but formerly of Brennan’s Row, the 30-year-old mother said she knew Coughlan-Ryan after she met him with others in August 2012. He had stayed overnight on her couch a number of occasions.Coughlan-Ryan called to her home on the night of the alleged kidnap shortly after 8pm and stayed for a number of hours before leaving sometime after 11pm. He returned after 2pm when he knocked on her window and stayed for the remainder of the night.Replying to defence counsel Brendan Nix SC, Ms Troy said she spoke to two gardaí within the last week and they told her what to say in evidence.Sgt Mary Walsh attached to Henry Street Garda Station told the court that the accused man was selected in an identity parade by one of the alleged kidnap victims.The trial, one of the longest to run at Limerick Circuit Court in recent times, had entered its fourth week as evidence concluded with Ms Troy confirming that she bought blonde hair dye for the accused in the days after the alleged kidnap.Evidence was also given about mobile phone usage as well as the movements and calls made by a number of parties involved in the case.The trial before Judge Carroll Moran had earlier heard Stephen Cusack and Niall Reddan give evidence of being bound and gagged at gunpoint a house in Castletroy on the night of August 19/20, 2012.Niall Reddan said he was told he would be kneecapped by his abductors who identified themselves as Continuity IRA.The kidnappers told him he would be killed if he looked at their faces. He was also told that Stephen Cusack would be killed if he told the gardaí about the kidnap when he was released on a county Limerick roadway.Both alleged victims told the trial at Limerick Circuit that two men took them from the house while a third man waited outside. The were armed and masked.In closing speeches, John O’Sullivan prosecution for the State said that it was “absurd” to think that the two young men made up the story of being kidnapped. “They are two truthful and reliable stories from young lads”, said Mr O’Sullivan who added that there is “consistencies in their stories”. Mr O’Sullivan added that it was “fanciful and nonsensical” to think that they made up the story of being kidnapped. Defence Counsel Brendan Nix SC told the jury that the gardai did not investigate the incident thoroughly and that one of the injured parties had prior knowledge of the events before the kidnap unfolded. Judge Carroll Moran gave his charge to the jury and sent the jury to deliberate their verdict.center_img Twitter Email Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

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Ringmoylan linked to Wild Atlantic Way

first_imgPopulation of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Limerick on Covid watch list Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat NewsEnvironmentHeritagePoliticsRingmoylan linked to Wild Atlantic WayBy Alan Jacques – March 3, 2019 1103 Facebook TAGSheritageLimerick CountyNewspoliticstourism Cllr Emmett O’Brien at Ringmoylan Point.Photo: Mary O’ShaughnessyINDEPENDENT councillor Emmett O’Brien has welcomed the designation of Ringmoylan Pier in Pallaskenry as a viewing point on the Shannon Estuary Way, which is a link to the Wild Atlantic Way.A plaque has now been erected at Ringmoylan to explain the pier’s maritime tradition and the usage of Gandelows for transporting people across the Shannon, salmon fishing, reed cutting, and for lighthouse keeping.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr O’Brien, a native of Pallaskenry, sees the designation of Ringmoylan Pier as a viewing point on the Shannon Estuary Way as a huge success for the area.“In particular, the culmination of a number of years by the local Ringmoylan community activists, who have done huge voluntary work on the pier, cutting hedges, clearing paths, spraying and painting bollards and generally trying to improve this beautiful public utility on the Shannon Estuary,” the Adare-Rathkeale representative told the Limerick Post.“Ringmoylan Pier was always a very popular location for people from all over Limerick City and County to attend up until the point when the open air public pool at Ringmoylan was demolished in the late nineties.“From that point the pier decayed and it was forgotten about by the County Council and the county councillors who purported to represent Pallaskenry. Thankfully we have been fortunate enough to secure Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine and GMA (General Municipal Allocation) funding to provide a new slipway, a new surface, new seats, new footpaths and lighting,” he added.Cllr O’Brien feels it is important that the Shannon Estuary Way links into the Wild Atlantic Way, which is an international brand.“We are late converts to tourism in Limerick and the Shannon Estuary Way viewing points are all part and parcel of promoting Limerick as a brand connected with the Wild Atlantic Way. This is just the start of further projects along the Shannon Estuary and I have been delighted to have been a part of it to date.”He also welcomed the designation of Ballysteen Pier as a Shannon Estuary Way viewing point. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Printcenter_img Previous articleInaccurate and laboured Munster slip to defeat against ScarletsNext articleBray Wanderers earn facile victory over Limerick FC Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisement Email Vicky calls for right to die with dignity last_img read more

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