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  • Sirius Minerals: top hedge fund targets higher bid. Here’s what I’d do

    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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Roland Head | Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 | More on: SXX Enter Your Email Address Sirius Minerals: top hedge fund targets higher bid. Here’s what I’d do Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Roland Head 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Roland Head Another twist has emerged in the Sirius Minerals (LSE: SXX) takeover story. City hedge fund Odey Asset Management has taken a 1.3% stake in the firm and is agitating for a higher bid. Odey believes that the Anglo American offer “does not represent fair value for shareholders in Sirius”.What does this mean for Sirius shareholders? And should they take any action with respect to the Anglo American bid?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…Anglo offer is not finalIn an open letter to the management of Anglo and Sirius, Odey points out that Anglo American has not declared its offer for Sirius as a final offer. This means that, if necessary, Anglo could increase its bid.Odey’s view is that Anglo hasn’t made a final offer because the miner believes a rival firm might yet make a higher bid. In this scenario, Anglo American would naturally want to be able to increase its offer.The lack of a final offer also implies Anglo American would be prepared to pay more for Sirius if necessary. Odey’s view is that the investment case for the Woodsmith Mine would remain “highly attractive” for Anglo American, even at a higher bid level. I agree that this seems a fair conclusion.Odey is targeting a 7p bidAnglo American’s offer of 5.5p per share values Sirius Minerals’ equity at about £405m. Odey has said it will vote against this offer, unless Anglo declares it as a final offer.In today’s letter, Odey points out that Sirius’s latest set of accounts show an equity value of £893.1m. However, these accounts date back to 30 June 2019 and include £349m of unrestricted cash.The group’s unrestricted cash balance had fallen to just £59.9m by 31 December, and I suspect it’s even lower today. I don’t see £893m as a realistic valuation.Odey seems to accept this view. The hedge fund says it will “vote in favour of any bid at 7p or above.” A 7p bid would value SXX equity at £490m, about 20% above the current offer.A quick profit for Odey?Odey isn’t a long-term Sirius shareholder. The hedge fund appears to have bought its shares during the last few days. I suspect its fund manager Henry Steel, who signed today’s letter, bought the stock when it was trading below 5p earlier this week.This suggests to me Odey is likely to make a quick and easy profit, even if no higher bid appears. The only scenario I can see in which it might lose money is if shareholders reject Anglo’s offer and the company is forced into administration.What should Sirius shareholders do now?Anglo American’s current offer is legally structured as a Scheme of Arrangement. This means if 75% of the shareholders who vote support the offer, it will apply to all shareholders.Odey notes that voter turnout at previous Sirius AGMs has been low, at around 35%. This gives “magnified power to Sirius shareholders who do vote.” It’s worth noting that Odey’s 1.3% stake could be enough to swing the balance in a vote.Rejecting Anglo’s offer might lead to a higher bid. But it might not. Personally, I’d accept. But it’s your choice… Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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  • The 2020 stock market crash: does it reveal what kind of investors we are?

    first_img See all posts by Alan Oscroft Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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. The 2020 stock market crash: does it reveal what kind of investors we are? 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.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. 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. Investing during a bull run is challenging enough. But I think a stock market crash can really bring out what kind of investors we are. I’m not talking about long-term versus short-term investors. It’s always long-term for me, and I see anything else as reckless.It’s not about strategy either. Are you looking for growth shares, expecting to take some losses but pick up the occasional big win? Do you invest for dividend income, happy to take the cash and forget the share price? I’ve gone for both strategies over the years, and both attract serious long-term investors. And a stock market crash can certainly impact both. The key pain for income investors is that dividends have been cut way back this year. And many growth investments have gone into sharp decline.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…No, out on my daily walk one morning, another split between types of investors struck me. Some are interested only in the money, while others see intellectual and emotional, attachment beyond that. I’m not going to try to claim either kind is superior. In fact, if I’d been more focused just on the money over the decades, in a purely objective manner, I feel sure I’d have done better. But would I have changed the way I deal with a stock market crash?Do I lack objectivity?I’m definitely one who sees an investment as more than just about the money, for better or for worse. As one example, I’ll miss what I see as otherwise good investments for ethical reasons. So I won’t buy shares in British American Tobacco or Imperial Brands. I think both are seriously undervalued right now. British American is on a forecast dividend yield of 8.5%, with Imperial on 11%. And both are on very low P/E ratings. I wouldn’t fault anyone for taking advantage of that and buying the shares. But I won’t, because I don’t want to be part of that business. It’s entirely personal.Another example is the collapse of potash miner Sirius Minerals. A 100% failure is way harder than most falls in the 2020 stock market crash, and it took a couple of thousand pounds of my money with it. And yes, losing that kind of cash was painful. But I also shared that failure personally. It was my company, you see, not just some money. Does that kind of thinking damage my ability to assess investments? I’m not sure, but I definitely find it hard knowing when to get out.Handling a stock market crashAnd does my approach make it harder for me to deal with a stock market crash? No, it really doesn’t. That’s because, over the years, I’ve come to see such things as opportunities rather than threats. Glass half empty, or half full? It’s that kind of thing. And for me, that’s maybe the most important investing difference revealed by the Covid-19 crash.I’m not fretting over this year’s FTSE 100 losses. No, I’m thinking about all the gains to come next year, the year after, and in a decade’s time. Looking around the shares that have slumped this year, I’m seeing a lot of glasses that look like they’re nearly empty. But if I buy now, I reckon I should see them overflowing over the longer term. Alan Oscroft | Sunday, 15th November, 2020 last_img read more

  • Florida bill seeks to impose uniform standards on private, charter, public…

    first_img The Anatomy of Fear Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, passes out pens used to sign a bill during a signing ceremony at the William J. Kirlew Junior Academy, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The bill creates a new voucher program for thousands of students to attend private and religious schools using taxpayer dollars traditionally spent on public schools. At left is Sen. Manny Diaz, Jr.Lynne Sladky / AP TAGSCharterGovernor Ron DeSantisPrivate SchoolsSchool UniformsSchoolsThe Center SquareThe Florida LegislatureVouchers Previous articleComing to Amazon Prime Video in JanuaryNext articleAdventHealth vaccinates over 12,000 healthcare workers in last 10 days Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By John Haughey | The Center SquareFlorida is committed to investing billions on tax-funded school choice vouchers to pay private school tuition for an ever-widening cadre of eligible K-12 students in the coming years.Democrats will again attempt in 2021 to impose the same academic and oversight standards that public schools must meet on more than 2,800 private schools attended by 400,000 K-12 students across the state.Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, has filed 36-page Senate Bill 254, which would do away with “various inconsistencies in requirements for the three types of schools in Florida Statute” and replace it with “uniformity among public, private and charter schools.”Stewart filed similar bills in 2019 and 2020 that failed to advance in committee. Her 2021 bill has been forwarded to Senate Education and Appropriations committees and the Senate Education Appropriations Subcommittee.SB 254 would mandate all instructors to have at least a bachelor’s degree and require that private schools meet state guidelines on school construction, academic standards, administering state exams, receiving state grades, and requiring at least 20 minutes of recess for primary schools.Under current Florida law, private schools establish their own system of school accountability, grading, reporting, and evaluating that do not have to meet standards for public schools.As of July 1, according to the Florida Department of Education’s (DOE) 2019-20 Private Schools report:Of 3.274 million PK-12 students enrolled in Florida schools during the 2019-20 school year, 397,970 (12.2 percent) were private school students and 2,876,042 (87.8 percent) were public school students.Compared with the 2018-19 school year, the total number of private schools in 2019-20 increased by 132 to 2,812 schools and the total PK-12 enrollment increased by 17,675 students.Of the 397,970 students enrolled in Florida private schools in 2019-20, 11.3 percent were enrolled in prekindergarten, 7.5 percent in kindergarten, 34.1 percent in grades 1-5, 21.5 percent in grades 6-8, and 25.6 percent in grades 9-12.Twenty-five school districts had 10 percent or more of their total PK-12 students enrolled in private schools in 2019-20.There were 309,730 K-12 students enrolled in 658 charter schools operated by contractors under public school supervision statewide.SB 254 is unlikely to gain traction in the GOP-controlled Legislature but Stewart maintains it addresses issues lawmakers must contend with as the state ramps up its school choice program, already the nation’s largest.“I’m not trying to limit the options alternative choice schools seek to offer, but address the lack of accountability for the sake of all children,” Stewart said. “Regardless of school choice, there should be qualified instructional personnel, and not substandard conditions, which is an irresponsible use of tax dollars, and it’s up to the Legislature to do something about it. We owe this to all the children.”Of the state’s 397,970 private school students, 104,000 are attending 1,825 private institutions via the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) program, the state’s largest school choice voucher plan.The FTC is funded by private contributions, mostly from corporations, in exchange for tax credits. In 2019, however, with 15,000-plus students on FTC’s waiting list, lawmakers created the Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES) at Gov. Ron DeSantis’ behest.Under the FES, private school vouchers are funded for the first time directly by the state at 95 percent of the full-time equivalent (FTE) allocation for public school students – $7,250 – with increases capped at a quarter-percent of the state’s K-12 population annually from a base enrollment of 18,000 students.During the 2020 session, lawmakers adopted HB 7067, broadening the expansion of FES vouchers to 1 percent. Under a quarter-percent cap, 7,225 additional students would have been eligible. At 1 percent, 28,902 students are eligible, potentially expanding FES to 46,626 students.last_img read more

  • Charcoal House / rzlbd

    first_img Charcoal House / rzlbd Projects “COPY” Year:  Area:  2100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs:  borXu DesignText description provided by the architects. Charcoal House, situated in Pape and Danforth neighborhood in Toronto, Ontario, is deceivingly presenting a raucous box. The randomly patterned square windows on its façade and the hidden entrance door at the corner of the building are elements that not only make it difficult to associate the building with a single family house, but they also trick the eye to an extend where the scale of the house is distorted and one might not be able to guess the number of floors inside. Save this picture!© borXu DesignRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesAlthough the monolithic façade, the black brick cladding, states an asperous architecture, the airy spaces within the black box reveals the true identity of its functional spaces. The house as the architect describes, resembles a “coconut” which is dark and hard on the outside, white and delicious on the inside.Save this picture!© borXu DesignWhile it’s successful attempts to minimize physical connection to the front street creates a bizarre solitude for the building-such as the front door, which is carefully hidden inside an exterior corridor and melts into the façade around the corner of the building- this wood-framed single-family house of about 2,100 square feet suddenly transforms into a dynamic living space with a careful attention to openings and natural lights in each room, and once again deceives one’s immediate impression of disengagement from the outside by creating unexpected and glorious openings to the outside.Save this picture!sketchesThe Charcoal House sits on a small lot with a narrow plan. It is not a spacious house to live in, but an avant-garde mind that seeks an alternative living space is perhaps looking for a change in effects. A modern house is about a modern living style, and the Charcoal House is an attempt to provide that chance for Torontonians.Save this picture!© borXu DesignProject gallerySee allShow lessBEP Baked Earthen Pie / Evgeny DidorenkoArticlesAD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXXIIIArticles Share CopyAbout this officeAtelier RZLBDOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTorontoWoodHousesCanadaPublished on February 11, 2011Cite: “Charcoal House / rzlbd” 11 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave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 Photographs Canada Architects: Atelier RZLBD Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyHouses•Toronto, Canada Save this picture!© borXu Design+ 11 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/109572/charcoal-house-atelier-rzlbd Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/109572/charcoal-house-atelier-rzlbd Clipboard 2010 Charcoal House / rzlbdSave this projectSaveCharcoal House / rzlbdlast_img read more

  • Dogsalon / Naoko Horibe

    first_img Dogsalon / Naoko Horibe ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/410938/dogsalon-naoko-horibe Clipboard Japan Projects CopyHouses•Usa, Japan photographs:  Yuko TadaPhotographs:  Yuko TadaSave this picture!First Floor PlanRecommended ProductsSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesCoffee tablesBoConceptSevilla Coffee table AD31Text description provided by the architects. Located on a long, thin lot surrounded by rice fields, this combined residence and dog salon has a symbolic shape that turns the building itself into a sign for the business.Save this picture!© Yuko TadaThe dog salon occupies the part of the building adjacent to the main road, with bathrooms and kitchen in the center so as to be easily accessed from both the shop and the residence, while the familyfs relaxation space ? the living and dining room ? is located further towards the back.Save this picture!© Yuko TadaBecause the line of sight extends unbroken from the shop entrance back through the garden, the space feels larger than it actually is. The architects kept both cost and space under control with features such as concrete floors and plywood ceilings, while still creating a relaxed, open home.Project gallerySee allShow lessSmall Project Awards ExhibitEventBotanical Garden / Tatiana Bilbao S.C.Selected Projects Share Year:  Architects: Naoko Horibe Area Area of this architecture project Dogsalon / Naoko HoribeSave this projectSaveDogsalon / Naoko Horibe Save this picture!© Yuko Tada+ 23 Share Area:  66 m² Area:  66 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/410938/dogsalon-naoko-horibe Clipboard 2012 2012 Photographs Year:  “COPY” Houses CopyAbout this officeNaoko HoribeOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUsaHousesJapanPublished on August 06, 2013Cite: “Dogsalon / Naoko Horibe” 06 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave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”last_img read more

  • Farmer-Chef Teams Return for Indiana Farm Bureau Event

    first_img By Andy Eubank – Apr 21, 2013 Farmer-Chef Teams Return for Indiana Farm Bureau Event Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleDespite Tragedies the World is a Safer PlaceNext articleNCBA Turns to Supreme Court to Stop EPA GHG Regs Andy Eubank SHARE year 2 for Zest n ZingOne year ago a first time event was held in downtown Indianapolis that brought together chefs, consumers and farmers. Zest ‘n Zing: A Foodie Event for the At-Home Chef returns May 7th to the Eugene and Marilyn Glick History Center. Last year American Farm Bureau worked with Indiana Farm Bureau to create the event, according to Isabella Chism, 2nd vice president at IFB.“It was the Women’s Leadership Committee that thought we needed to make a greater connection with our consumers, people just like us who shop in the grocery store. That’s where the idea was birthed and then during the event, planning the event, and after the event we got nothing but positive feedback on how much they enjoyed having that time, having some fun, learn some information about their food and some of the people that may grow some of their food and take home some ideas and some freebies too.”She told HAT Zest ‘n Zing was successful at connecting consumers and farmers with what naturally ties them together, food.“Sharing the food together, having fun with it, learning how to cook it, food safety tips, food cooking techniques. I think that’s the big thing because if we can make that connection with everyone then it’s a little bit easier to understand farmers themselves and why they do the things they do to produce the food that we eat.”After last year’s event it was obvious it was successful when people told Chism, “This is great. I wish I had known about it sooner and if you have it again next year let me know because I want to bring my friends.”With limited tickets available that means get yours soon. Ticket sales benefit Gleaners Food Bank and tickets at $20 are now available at www.infarmbureau.org. Doors open at 5 PM and the cooking competition begins at 7 PM. Cattle farmer Ginny Tauer and hog farmer Nick Sommers will both team up with a chef to create dishes that consumers can easily make themselves at home.Judges include Heather Tallman, known for her blog basilmomma.com and host of Around the Kitchen Sink Radio and an attendee selected from the crowd.The event begins with a reception where attendees will have a chance to visit with Indiana food companies, including N.K. Hurst and Clabber Girl, and Indiana farmers while enjoying food and Indiana wines and beers.The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center is located at 450 West Ohio St., Indianapolis. Parking is free but limited at the history center. Home News Feed Farmer-Chef Teams Return for Indiana Farm Bureau Eventlast_img read more

  • Your Chance to be a Corn Leader

    first_img Indiana corn farmers interested in running for the Indiana Corn Marketing Council board still have time to participate in the 2017 elections. Petitions for the 2017 board of directors election are due June 30. To run for an ICMC director seat, Indiana corn farmers must be a registered Indiana voter, be at least 18 years of age, and reside in the appropriate district. Board members must be willing to participate in board meetings, committee meetings, and other corn checkoff functions throughout the year.Farmers can receive a petition by downloading the forms at www.incorn.org/elections. Forms are also available at all County Extension offices.This year, ICMC has five seats open and up for election – One seat each in Districts 3, 6, and 9. And two At-Large seats up for election.• District 3: The counties of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley. Click here to download the form.• District 6: The counties of Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Henry, Jay, Randolph, Union and Wayne. Click here to download the form.• District 9: The counties of Clark, Dearborn, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott and Switzerland. Click here to download the form.• At-Large seats represent the entire state of Indiana. Click here to download the form.Farmers interested in running for a director position should submit a petition to the ICMC office before June 30, 2017. Voting will occur at County Extension offices the week of August 14th.Newly elected directors will begin a three-year term October 1, 2017. ICMC directors can serve three consecutive full terms or a total of nine years.For more information about ICMC director elections, call Director of Education and Training, Hannah Vorsilak at the ICMC office at 317-644-2791.Source: Indiana Corn By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 8, 2017 Your Chance to be a Corn Leader SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Your Chance to be a Corn Leader Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleSenate Committee to Consider E-15 Waiver Legislation Hoosier Ag Today SHARElast_img read more

  • Open letter to President Choummaly Sayasone

    first_imgNews RSF_en Help by sharing this information Dear Mr President,Following your appointment as head of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (PPRL) and the state of Laos, Reporters Without Borders, an international organisation which defends press freedom, wishes to draw your attention to serious and persistent press freedom problems in Laos.We recommend that you undertake some radical reforms which would finally allow the emergence of an independent press and the protection of journalists’ rights.We deplore the fact that Laotian journalists are still officials in the information and culture ministry and that, according to our sources, they are forced into self-censorship.Media executives and ministry officials meet several times a month to comment on articles which have appeared and to decide on priority subjects. The media put out news reports in their entirety from the official Khaosan Pathet Lao (KPL) news agency on many subjects.Even though the French-language weekly Le Rénovateur and the English-language Vientiane Times sometimes risk reports on certain socio-economic problems, the majority of the media puts out only news favourable to the party which you head. However the party newspaper, Paxaxon (People), continues to present itself as a “revolutionary publication produced by the people for the people and which serves the political programme of the Revolution”.It seems regrettable too that that the foreign ministry also has a say in the content of the media, imposing a ban on criticising “friendly countries”, particularly Vietnam and Burma.We also urge you to reform the criminal code which currently allows journalists to be sentenced to long prison terms for “spreading news which weakens the state” The law also lays down a one-year prison sentence for anyone who imports a “publication contrary to national culture”.We would hope, Mr President, that the draft press law, announced in 2001, can be amended to be more liberal. According to our information, it has still not been debated in parliament even though it has been amended several times by the government and the Journalists’ Association. This draft law protects journalists’ sources, sets out the conditions for obtaining a publication licence and would allow the creation of a privately-owned media. It is encouraging but it seems to us essential that there should be a protective framework for the development of a privately-owned and independent press.The Laotian media provides nothing but propaganda and many citizens make a habit of watching Thai television which can be accessed in the border areas, including the capital.We also urge you to allow more pluralism of news and information, by allowing Radio Free Asia and Radio France International, for example, to broadcast their lao-language programmes to Vientiane and other major cities in the country.We also ask you to allow greater freedom of access to your country to foreign reporters. We find it unacceptable that Andrew Perrin, of the US magazine Time based in Bangkok (Thailand), was refused an entry visa for the ASEAN summit in November 2004. This decision appeared to be linked to a report two months earlier about the rape and murder by Laotian soldiers of four Hmong adolescents in Xaisomboune military zone. The information was backed up by an amateur video.We have heard a number of accounts showing that the foreign press is prevented from covering the plight of the Hmong minority and in particular the isolated groups in the jungle which continue to fight against the Vientiane government. Amnesty International has reported that scores of civilians, most of them children, have died since 2003, “through lack of food or as a result of injuries suffered in the conflict”. More generally, we urge you to find a humanitarian solution to the problem of the Hmong groups who are surrounded by the security forces.Elsewhere, we would be grateful if you could pardon two Laotian citizens of Hmong origin, who are still imprisoned in Vientiane for having served as guides, in 2003, to the Belgian journalist Thierry Falise and French cameraman Vincent Reynaud. Thao Moua and Pa Phue Khang were sentenced to prison terms of 12 and 20 years on 30 June 2003 for “obstructing “justice” and “possessing weapons” after a trial, condemned as unfair by Amnesty International. Thierry Falise and Vincent Reynaud have spoken out in defence of their guides who only tried to “make known the humanitarian tragedy experienced by the Hmong people”.Finally, we particularly call on you to pardon Thongpaseuth Keuakoun, author of many articles and pamphlets on the situation in Laos and the need for democratic reform. He was one of the five leaders of the pro-democracy movement in October 1999. In March 2003, we learned that he had been sentenced one year earlier to 20 years in prison for “anti-government activity”. He and his associates have been held at a secret location since his arrest more than six years ago.We hope that your presidency will allow Laos to take the path of reform and respect for freedom of expression. Failing this, we would be likely to add your name to the list of “predators of press freedom” which numbers the main heads of state and armed groups responsible for widespread press freedom violations. Your predecessor, Khamtay Siphandone, was on this list.I trust that you will give our requests your careful consideration. Yours sincerely, Reporters Without Borders has written to Choummaly Sayasone (photo), who was recently named as head of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and president of the republic, voicing its concerns about the serious press freedom problems in Laos and urging him to carry out reforms. News Organisation June 23, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to President Choummaly Sayasone November 26, 2004 Find out more December 10, 2019 Find out more LaosAsia – Pacific Young Laotian blogger gets five years in prison Follow the news on Laoscenter_img Paris, 23 June 2006 Robert MénardSecretary General ASEAN Summit – Foreign press urged to expose lack of free expression in Laos and plight of jailed local guides to go further LaosAsia – Pacific News Mr Choummaly SayasonePresidentVientianePeople’s Democratic Republic of Laos February 13, 2017 Find out more News Radio – last bulwark of media freedom and independence Receive email alertslast_img read more

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