The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgThe Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited specialises in growing and cultivating sugarcane amongst other agricultural products. The company has, however, diversified into agro-industry, tourism, IT services and trading. The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgConstance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileConstance Hotels Services Limited is a Mauritian company engaged in the management and ownership of hotels and resorts that include Ultimate hotels and Unique resorts in the Indian Ocean. The Ultimate hotels collection includes Constance Le Prince Maurice- Mauritius, Constance Lemuria- Seychelles and Constance Halaveli- Maldives whilst the company’s Unique resorts collection includes Constance Belle Mare Plage- Mauritius, Constance Ephelia- Seychelles, Constance Moofushi- Maldives and Constance Tsarabanjina- Madagascar. Constance Hotels Services Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Stock market crash: 3 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy today and never sell

first_img Image source: Getty Images Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Associated British Foods, Auto Trader, and RELX. 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. The stock market crash has left some FTSE 100 shares trading down by as much as 50%. Some of them look very cheap. But this could be a sign that the market doesn’t expect them to recover very quickly.I think there’s more money to be made by following Warren Buffett’s example. Buffett prefers to buy “wonderful companies at a fair price”. Today I want to look at three stocks I think will bounce back quickly after the pandemic.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…Knowledge is powerMy first pick is information and events group RELX (LSE: REL). This firm makes around 85% of its profits from products such as scientific journals, legal data services, and “risk and business analytics”.  All of these products and services involve RELX providing valuable and often unique data to its clients. Controlling so much valuable data is profitable – RELX generated an operating margin of 27% last year.So far, this subscription business has only seen “a limited impact” from COVID-19. Although I think we could see a further hit later this year, I don’t expect profits to collapse.The RELX share price has fallen by less than 10% so far this year. That puts this FTSE 100 share on a price-to-earnings ratio of about 20, with a 2.6% dividend yield. These numbers may not seem cheap, but I think it could be a fair price to pay for a high-quality company. I’d be happy to start buying at this level.This FTSE 100 share could motor aheadThe used car business has been shut down by the coronavirus pandemic. To show support for its advertisers, car listing website Auto Trader Group (LSE: AUTO) is suspending its monthly fees for the duration of the lockdown.I think this is a fair move that should serve the company well, as it should stop advertisers leaving during this difficult period.In fairness, Auto Trader can afford to be generous. The group generated an operating margin of 71% last year, making it one of the top three most profitable companies in the FTSE 100.As you’d expect, this FTSE 100 share rarely looks cheap. But the Auto Trader share price is down by about 25% this year, giving us the chance to buy the shares for just 20 times forecast earnings. For a business with high profit margins and an estimated market share of more than 75%, I think that’s a fair price.This family firm should recover stronglyMy final pick is FTSE 100 stock Associated British Foods (LSE: ABF). This group owns food brands such as Kingsmill, Ovaltine and Twinings, as well as fashion retailer Primark.Despite its £15bn market cap, ABF is still a family firm at its heart. The founding Weston family control 54% of the stock and family member George Weston is chief executive. This long-term commitment means that unlike some rivals, ABF went into this crisis with net cash of £801m and virtually no debt.The closure of all Primark stores has hit the firm hard and is currently costing £650m in lost sales each month. But the group’s food business has been performing very well during this crisis, as locked-down households have bought more food than usual.I’m confident that ABF will make a strong recovery over time. This FTSE 100 share now trades on on just 15 times forecast earnings. I think this could be a good time to buy. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Roland Head | Sunday, 26th April, 2020 | More on: ABF AUTO REL Stock market crash: 3 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy today and never sellcenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Here’s why I’d buy a selection of cheap FTSE 100 shares in the stock market crash

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The outbreak of Covid-19 has rattled stock markets around the world. The UK’s FTSE 100 index is down by over 20% since the start of 2020. As a result, many top UK shares are trading below their average historic valuations. As such, now may be an ideal time for investors to grab a selection of cheap FTSE 100 shares and hold them for the long term.An opportunity to buy FTSE 100 sharesA word of caution though, share prices may still have further to fall. On top of this, a steady flow of economic data is painting a rather ominous picture for the global economy.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…In fact, last week the Bank of England forecast a 30% drop in output in the first half of 2020. That would result in the UK economy entering its deepest recession in 300 years!Analysts diverge over the degree to which they believe output and GDP will fall, but they all agree that the damage will be substantial, albeit short-lived. What’s more, it’s worth noting that the Office for Budget Responsibility predicts a quick bounce-back in the economy as a whole, presuming a three-month lockdown.With that in mind, as long as lockdown restrictions are lifted in the near future, the economic damage looks to be sharp but short-lived. In my view, this scenario offers an opportunity to buy cheap FTSE 100 shares ahead of a stock market recovery.Active vs passiveYou may be thinking that the improving economic outlook presents an ideal opportunity to invest in the entire FTSE 100 index. For example, through a tracker fund. That may be true, but personally, I’m favouring individual shares over index funds at the moment.There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, I believe that through carefully selecting a diversified basket of individual UK shares, you greatly boost your chances of outperforming the index over the long term, receiving attractive returns for doing so.Secondly, in a worse-case scenario, if the recession turns out to be deep and prolonged, buying individual shares (that have the potential to perform well in times of economic downturn) minimises losses over buying an index fund. Think about it, a FTSE 100 tracker fund will closely mirror the performance of the economy. So, when the economy performs poorly, the entire index will suffer too.In it for the long runFinally, I see it as important to stress that if you’re buying cheap FTSE 100 shares today, you must be prepared to be in it for the long run. That way, you’ll ride out the highs and lows of the stock market, avoiding the temptation to time your investments.Moreover, many cheap FTSE 100 shares boast attractive dividend yields. With that in mind, you’ll have ample time to reinvest those dividends and allow your returns to compound over time.If you’re struggling for inspiration, I particularly like the look of GlaxoSmithKline, Vodafone, Taylor Wimpey and Aviva at the moment. I believe these companies have good earnings growth potential and I like their solid market positions.Ultimately, as a result of the stock market crash, I think it’s an ideal time to buy a selection of cheap FTSE 100 shares with bright prospects and strong balance sheets to build wealth over the long term. 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. 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. 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. Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. 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 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Matthew Dumigan 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 Here’s why I’d buy a selection of cheap FTSE 100 shares in the stock market crash Matthew Dumigan | Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 last_img read more

Florida Bike Week, spring break underway – a welcome return to…

first_img The Anatomy of Fear In this Tuesday, March 1, 2021 file photo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis fist bumps with legislators as he enters the House of Representatives prior to his State of the State address at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. AP Photo/Phil Sears, File Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSBike WeekCOVID-19Governor Ron DeSantisLocal GovernmentsMask MandatesMoneyRevenueSpring BreakThe Center SquareVisitors Previous articleRising Sales Of Luxury Homes Driven By Flexible BuyersNext articleFlorida gas prices rise again, most expensive since May 2019; see Apopka prices Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 By John Haughey | The Center Square Time Square’s Naked Cowboy was arrested Saturday for “aggressive panhandling” and resisting arrest during Daytona Beach’s annual Bike Week while in South Florida, it was a weekend of car chases and “chaos.” Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Yes, it’s March madness, Florida-style, and a somewhat reassuring return to something approaching normal as the annual Bike Week gets underway and students from as many as 200 universities are flocking to Sunshine State beaches for spring break.And while public health officials are alarmed and calling for strict enforcement of COVID-19 protocols, the mayhem is welcomed by businesses and, to varying degrees, by local governments after pandemic shutdowns brought annual events like Bike Week and spring break to a halt last year.According to the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, visitors between the ages of 18-25 spent more than $805 million during spring break 2019.To regain some of that momentum – and money – lost last year, Miami tourism officials have spent $5 million to promote spring break, the largest advertising campaign in 20 years.Airline travel to Florida, and Miami in particular, is half what it normally is, but with spring break a “go” for this year, hotel occupancy in South Florida is projected to reach 70 percent this month. Last year in March, it was 43 percent, according to the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has never imposed a statewide face mask mandate and in September opened the state for business, blocking local governments from enforcing some public health orders.But local governments in Florida can impose limited restrictions, such as mask rules for businesses, although DeSantis prohibits them from fining people for not wearing masks or businesses for violating the rules.In Miami, for instance, there is a midnight curfew and 8 p.m. retail liquor cutoff in place, but that apparently is not dampening the spring break spirit because even with local restrictions, social media is already afire with scenes of college students drinking and up close without masks.Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber fears after a year of being shut down in their home states and home towns, students and other visitors are ready to party like it was 1999, not the pandemic year of 2021.“This spring break feels like a different order of chaos,” Gelber told the Miami Herald. “It feels different. Part of it, clearly, is we’re the only place open.”The city last week removed a South Beach banner that said “Misbehavior Encouraged” and unrolled a $1.6 million police enforcement and marketing plan to ensure rules are followed.Miami Beach visitors receive cellphone messages from the city warning, “Vacation responsibly or be arrested” and informing them alcohol, coolers and tents are banned from its beach, there’s a midnight curfew and no alcohol can be sold after 10 p.m.“Spring break in Miami Beach may be one of the great rites of passage, but only if you plan on following the rules. Otherwise, you might as well just stay home and save yourself the court costs,” the message says, reiterating the city has zero tolerance for public drunkenness, fights and illegal drug use.As of Friday, Miami Beach police reported 355 arrests in the preceding days, several car chases that ended with teenaged drivers crashing into businesses and the confiscation of an unnumbered amount of firearms – a somewhat reassuring return to something approaching normal.last_img read more

Institute names award in honour of Gill Astarita

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. Howard Lake | 19 September 2008 | News The Institute of Fundraising is to rename one of its National Awards in honour of Gill Astarita, chief executive of Volunteer Reading Help, who died earlier this month.The Fundraiser of the Year award, which is sponsored by UK Fundraising, will become the Gill Astarita Fundraiser of the Year award.Gill spent most of her working life as an inspirational fundraiser, supporting and mentoring fundraisers in her teams and beyond and working tirelessly to bring fundraising to the fore of charity activity.Her husband Mark said: “I know Gill would be deeply honoured that the Institute of Fundraising is to rename its Fundraiser of the Year award in her name for evermore. I think it’s a fitting tribute to a pioneer fundraiser, an outstanding fundraiser who never sought the limelight but would be so chuffed that she will be remembered forever by her peers in this way.”  35 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Institute of Fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Institute names award in honour of Gill Astaritalast_img read more

Crowdfunding Greek bailout campaign is rerun to help Greek youth

first_imgand was clear about where the money would go: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 8 July 2015 | News 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. The ambitious campaign to invite the citizens of Europe to crowdfund the sum owed to the IMF by Greece is now being reprised as a campaign to raise funds to help young people in Greece.The Greek Bailout Fund raised a remarkable €1,930,577 in just eight days, from 108,654 people. On more than one occasion the campaign drew such interest that Indiegogo’s servers struggled to keep it live.It’s target was €1.6 billion, the sum that Greece was due to pay the International Monetary Fund last week.It was the idea of 29-year-old Thom Feeney from York who works in London. On his Indiegogo campaign page he explained:“All this dithering over Greece is getting boring. European ministers flexing their muscles and posturing over whether they can help the Greek people of not. Why don’t we the people just sort it instead? The European Union is home to 503 million people, if we all just chip in a few Euro then we can get Greece sorted and hopefully get them back on track soon. Easy.“€1.6bn is what the Greeks need. It might seem like a lot but it’s only just over €3 from each European. That’s about the same as half a pint in London. Or everyone in the EU just having a Feta and Olive salad for lunch”.The campaign was serious, although the tone of the message was light and humorous. The perks offered to donors included a postcard of Prime Minister Alex Tsipras, and a fresh Greek salad of olives and feta.The crowdfunding campaign went on to raise nearly €2 million.Feeney shared progress and statistics: Advertisement Crowdfunding Greek bailout campaign is rerun to help Greek youth Tagged with: crowdfunding recession Research / statistics  51 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Indiegogo too blogged about the campaign after the first three days demonstrated what a response it was getting. They said:“Over 72,000 backers – the most in Indiegogo history – from 167 countries and territories have contributed almost €1.3M”.They also published an infographic:Source: indiegogo.comIt’s all GreekIt was a remarkable result, but there was no chance of it hitting its €1.6 billion target. Indeed, it never even registered 1% of its target on the campaign progress bar. And the campaign funding model was all-or-nothing: the donations would be returned unless the campaign total was reached. So, all of the donations are now being returned.But it clearly touched a nerve and inspired people to want to do something. There was money on the digital table.Even before the campaign had closed, one group urged Feeney to take the opportunity of the anticipated failure of the campaign by turning it into something that would benefit the children of Greece, many of whom are suffering from the five years of austerity imposed on the country. This group of engineers, developers, designers, creatives, planners, advertisers and managers suggested a Bailout for Children campaign. The campaign returns with a more practical outcome. So, with just a few hours to go before the campaign ended Feeney emailed all those who had contributed:“Currently we have raised almost €2million, but as you know, if we do not reach the fixed target then all contributions are refunded – under IndieGoGo’s terms and conditions, I cannot change this. I know, I know – I’m very sorry.“However, I am working with a Greek charity to make plans for the end of the campaign, as I recognise that it has given us a huge opportunity to make a real difference. I would hate for us to waste that, I hope you agree”.He is now working with Greek charity Desmos who “have a huge network of charities that they co-ordinate the distribution of surplus goods with”. He explained:“Desmos will help me with my primary aim to get as many 16-24 year olds into work as possible. I want young people to have hope, to learn skills, to drive forward their economy and invest their wages back into Greece. These young people will work in charities, technology and other worthy causes to help the situation in their country”. Main image: Greek flag and coins by Per Bengtsson on Shutterstock.com He invited donors to the original campaign to donate their refund to this one. Any money raised would be received by Desmos.The Greek Crowdfund campaign has raised €67,393 of its €1 million target within one day, with 14 days left. [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VNdAYnIPZI[/youtube]last_img read more

£105 million EU funding proposed for N Ireland

first_img Tagged with: European Union Funding Northern Ireland w Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 July 2018 | News The EU is proposing to make €120 million (£105 million) available to continue funding peace and cross border projects in Northern Ireland after Brexit, according to a report from BBC Northern Ireland.The report is based on an EU budget document published this week which states that the European Commission, the UK and Ireland will be parties to “this specific financing agreement.”If approved, the money will be made available to eligible organisations from 2021 to 2027. It will be split evenly between cross-border projects and those acting “in support of peace and reconciliation.”The PEACE Programme was created in 1995 as a result of the EU’s efforts to provide a positive response to the paramilitary ceasefires of 1994. The current Peace IV programme which runs to 2020 is an initiative of the European Union which has been designed specifically to support peace and reconciliation.Under previous programmes the EU funds have attracted matched funding, mainly from the Northern Ireland Executive and Irish government.The EU is also proposing that the UK government will continue to make a financial contribution to help pay for the schemes.Earlier this year, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said he could see “no more important use” of the EU budget than maintaining the peace process in Ireland. £105 million EU funding proposed for N Irelandcenter_img  143 total views,  1 views today 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7  144 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7last_img read more

TCU loses two in a row, drops emotional, double-overtime thriller at Texas

first_imgTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Linkedin TAGSBig 12Jamie DixonOvertime Twitter ReddIt ReddIt Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/center_img printThe Horned Frogs overcame a deficit as big as 13 as it stumbled out of the gate in Austin Wednesday night with point guard Jaylen Fisher in early foul trouble and hot shooting from the Longhorns but late miscues doomed the Frogs in double-overtime, as they lost by a point against Texas, 99-98.“I was impressed with our guys how we battled back,”  TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “Obviously had adversity early, got down and got the leads in both overtimes to be in a position to finish it off, but we didn’t so that’s why we got the loss. This league is going to be exciting with games like this.”Fisher picked up two fouls in the first 2:11 of the game, forcing him to miss the rest of the first half. The Horned Frog offense struggled without him, committing nine first-half turnovers after averaging just 9.8 turnovers over its last five games. The sophomore had the same issue crop up in TCU’s last game against Kansas, playing only 14 minutes against the Jayhawks, and he scored 16 points in those 14 minutes, providing a spark when on the court.“He played well in the second half, and that’s something we have to address and get better at,” Dixon said. “We’ve been working on it, and he played the second half with one foul. We can’t be in that position with anybody on our team especially a guard.”TCU guard Jaylen Fisher dribbles past a defender. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoAfter halftime, Fisher mostly turned his night around, finishing with 13 points and six assists in 27 minutes of action.TCU guard Alex Robinson chipped in 14 points, hitting all of three of his three-pointers off the bench in place of Fisher.Defensively, TCU had a rough go of it trying to keep up with the Texas frontcourt of forwards Jericho Sims, Dylan Osetkowski and Mohamed Bamba. The Longhorns out-scored TCU down low by 12, 42-30, in the paint. Texas out-rebounded TCU 33-30, blocking seven shots.“They made shots early and got to the foul line way too much, but we talked about it and have to get better at it,” Dixon said. “They played well and had some guys that stepped up.”The second half appeared to be more of the same with Texas, jumping back ahead by as many as 13, 51-38, with 16:26 left to play following a Bamba lay-up.Despite their defensive deficiencies, the Horned Frogs began to climb back into the game with about ten minutes left to play, using a 9-1 run that cut the Longhorn lead to just two, 63-61, with 7:44 left to play.TCU forward JD Miller slams home two points for the Horned Frogs. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoThe stretch was powered by TCU’s leading scorer Kenrich Williams who scored six of TCU’s points during the stretch. The senior finished with a game-high 26 points. TCU’s defense also did its part, forcing Texas to miss six consecutive shots.The Horned Frogs then took its first lead of the night following a three-pointer from Williams on the left wing, 66-65, with  6:20 to play. He did it again about three minutes later to return the lead to TCU, 73-72 with 3:14 left to play.With 1:04 left in the game, TCU found itself trailing by four, 77-73, but forward Vladimir Brodziansky willed the Horned Frogs into overtime with a perfect trip to the free throw line and lay-up off on a pick and roll feed from Alex Robinson to even the score at 77.Then, Brodziansky ensured that there would be a second overtime, draining a buzzer-beating jumper from the left elbow off another a pick and roll feed pass from Robinson that tied the game at 88. The Slovakian finished with 19 points.TCU guard Desmond Bane then missed a go-ahead jumper with the game tied at 98 with time running down in double-overtime. Williams attempted to corral the miss but fouled Sims with 5.6 seconds left. The Longhorn forward hit one of his two free-throws, setting up an opportunity for a Horned Frog buzzer-beater with five seconds left.TCU beat the Texas press on the inbounds pass, and Fisher wove through the Longhorn defense to get a driving lay-up for the win, but the ball rolled off the rim in stunning fashion, giving the Longhorns a one-point victory.TCU guard Jaylen Fisher drives to the hoop. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto“If you go by percentage shots, that would be a good one pick, and I don’t know if you could get one better,” Dixon said. “I told them it wasn’t just one play, it was our defense throughout.”Dixon cited Texas’ 56 percent shooting from the field as a reason why TCU came up short.Wednesday was déjà vu for TCU as they lost their second conference game by a point after missing its last shot.“We’ve got to learn how to put two halves together and finish the game,” Williams said. “That’s our main thing right now. And get better defensively.”Up NextTCU now hits the road once again for a Saturday matchup in Norman with the Oklahoma Sooners and their point guard Trae Young who leads the nation in scoring and assists.The Horned Frogs will have the opportunity to avenge their Dec. 30 one-point loss to the Sooners at noon Saturday in the Lloyd Noble Center. Garrett Podell Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. 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Arson attack on community radio previously targeted by coup supporters

first_img Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies December 28, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Honduras RSF_en News HondurasAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more A community radio station that serves the Afro-Caribbean Garifuna community in the Atlantic-coast town of Triunfo de la Cruz was ransacked and torched yesterday morning. The station, called Faluma Bimetu or Radio Coco Dulce, has often been threatened because of its opposition to last June’s coup d’état and to real estate projects in the region.“The arson attack on Faluma Bimetu confirms that news media that are independent or opposed to the coup are still in danger,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The threat is all the greater for community radio stations, which are not recognised by Honduran Law.”The press freedom organisation added: “The government should help Faluma Bimetu to resume broadcasting because it fills an important communication function for the isolated and often marginalised Garifuna community. Punishing those responsible for this attack will be a test for the government that is due to take office on 27 January.”The unidentified persons who attacked Faluma Bimetu took its main computer before setting fire to one of the two cabins in the studio, station manager Alfredo López told the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC): http://www.agenciapulsar.org/audios_pls/16537_1.mp3 (only in Spanish). The station will not be able to resume broadcasting for at least a week. Yesterday’s attack was not the first time the station has been targeted. López was arrested by soldiers supported by police on 12 August in Tegucigalpa because of his participation in the resistance to the coup. If the attack was not politically motivated, it may have been linked to Garifuna opposition to real estate projects in the region and to the sale of some of their community lands by the municipality of Tela in questionable circumstances.Community radio representatives described their problems to Reporters Without Borders when it visited Honduras together with six other press freedom organisations from 1 to 7 November. “A one kilowatt signal, needed to cover a region, costs about 1 million lempiras (37,000 euros), which community stations clearly cannot afford,” one of them said. “So either they have to make do with a weak signal or they have to register as commercial radio stations.” The lack of a legal broadcast frequency has often been used as a pretext for acts of repression against this kind of radio station since the 12 June coup.Watch the video of an interview with Iselma Mejía of Radio Durugubuti, another Garifuna radio station: HondurasAmericas January 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arson attack on community radio previously targeted by coup supporters to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more (Photo: defensoresenlinea.com) RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reports News Help by sharing this information Receive email alertslast_img read more