Nigeria-German Chemicals Plc (NGC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Nigeria-German Chemicals Plc (NGC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigeria-German Chemicals Plc (NGC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigeria-German Chemicals Plc (NGC.ng) 2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNigerian-German Chemicals Plc manufactures and sells a range of specialty industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals for the household, industrial and agricultural sectors in Nigeria. The company provides agrochemicals which includes herbicides, fungicides and insecticides; household consumer products include disinfectants, insecticides, detergents, bleaches, personal care products, hygiene products and air fresheners; veterinary/animal healthcare products include anthelmintics, ecto-parasite remedies, anti-infectives, anti-rabies vaccines and feed additives; oil and gas products include demulsifiers, flow improvers, biocides, corrosion inhibitors, flocculants, wax inhibitors and scale inhibitors. Established in 1963 and formerly known as Hoechst Products Nigeria Limited, the company changed its Nigeria-German Chemicals Plc in 1995. Its head offices is in Ota, Nigeria. Nigerian-German Chemicals Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) 2016 annual report.Company ProfileUACN Property Development Plc is a property investment company in Nigeria that buys, develops, sells, leases and manages commercial and residential accommodation and retail space. The company offers accommodation options in the luxury, premium and classic sectors of the real estate market. UACN Property Development Plc also owns and operates a hotel in Lagos which includes conferencing and banquet facilities. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. UACN Property Development Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Insurer Admiral (LSE: ADM) is well-known from its television adverts. The cartoon admiral often peers through his telescope. Inspired by him, I am going to peer through my own telescope and examine prospects for the Admiral share price, close up.Admiral’s business modelAdmiral is one of a number of listed UK insurers such as Direct Line, Legal & General, and Sabre. What makes insurance companies as a class attractive to investors?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…Typically an insurance company has large capital needs. Sometimes it will need to pay out substantial claims that it needs to be able to meet. Insurance pricing is often cyclical. So sometimes, new premiums do not cover claims that need to be met.But in good years, an insurance company generates surplus cash, as it takes in more as premiums than it pays out to settle claims. That can be paid out as dividends, which many investors value.I find insurance companies are often good as income picks. They may not have compelling growth stories, but a steady drip of dividends can make them attractive. Admiral’s yield of 4% meets this part of the usual investment case for insurers, in my view. It’s not the best in the sector, but it’s still substantial. If I invested £10,000 at the current Admiral share price, I would be hoping for a prospective passive income stream of £400 annually from its dividends. Of course, dividends are never guaranteed.A resilient business modelLast year’s results help demonstrate the attractiveness of Admiral’s business model. Pre-tax profits jumped 21% to £638m, as many motorists drove less than usual. Earnings per share of 179.5p covered the dividend of 156.5p adequately. The company’s dividend policy is to pay out 65% of post-tax profits as an ordinary dividend. It sets aside some funds for items such as business development and to meet regulatory requirements. It then pays out any surplus as a special dividend.That means that the dividends can be substantial, but not smooth. The total payout typically jumps about from year to year.Can the Admiral share price hit £35?The Admiral share price has put on 30% in the past year.That has been a strong performance. The market seems to appreciate the sharp jump in profits last year. 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. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Christopher Ruane | Friday, 14th May, 2021 | More on: ADM Enter Your Email Address Can the Admiral share price keep moving up? Its high point over the past year was around £32.57. That also marked the all-time high for the Admiral share price. The company’s share price has broadly moved upwards in recent years, so I do think it’s possible it could hit £35.However, I also see some risks that could stop the climb. With more motorists on the road again, many of whom haven’t driven much for a while, I expect claims to increase. That could hurt Admiral’s profitability.Another risk is a shift away from pre-pandemic travel patterns. With an expectation people will commute to the office less, many drivers won’t be on the road as much. They might shop around for lower mileage policies. That could cut revenues and profits.My action plan for the Admiral share priceSo while I do think the Admiral share price could hit £35 eventually, I don’t see immediate drivers to get it there.I like the company’s yield, but prefer higher yields elsewhere. For now, I am not buying Admiral shares. See all posts by Christopher Ruane
Text description provided by the architects. Being a summer house, the main idea is not only creating the interior spaces of the house, but distribute all outer space. The interior spaces seek good relations with the outside world, colonizing their surroundings and their views. Inspired by the typical Menorca “tanca”, stone walls divisions of the realm. The plot is organized from a space frame, fully passable, based on a trace orthogonal, combining floors, platforms, water, trees, plants, tanca, pergolas, walls and the house itself. By combining these elements we are encountering this approach in which each piece is delimited and acquires its own identity and use within a harmonious whole. The diversity of outdoor stays provides the site a space balanced richness. Save this picture!Courtesy of Dom ArquitecturaRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacThe house is situated in the center of the outer solar stays divided in two, front and rear. The hall of the house with two large openings on each side operates as a mixed external-internal transition. Falls outside the pavement causing a passage that connects the back yard with the front porch. Save this picture!Courtesy of Dom ArquitecturaBased on typical lattices “menorquinas” designed a sliding wooden slats fixed set a filter to the outside, they act as sunscreens, giving privacy and multiplying the usability. They combine the vertical slats of the east and west facades with horizontal south facade. Most of these openings are floor to ceiling, allowing for greater continuity to the outside and making the most magnificent views of the site.Project gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: The City+The Arch+The River 2015 / MVVAArticlesPOSTECH Marine Sciences Campus / SmithGroupArticles Share Projects CopyHouses•Spain ArchDaily Houses Year: Save this picture!Courtesy of Dom Arquitectura+ 27 Share “COPY” House in Menorca / Dom Arquitectura House in Menorca / Dom ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveHouse in Menorca / Dom Arquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/78842/house-in-menorca-dom-arquitectura Clipboard Area: 443 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Dom Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/78842/house-in-menorca-dom-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDom ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSpainPublished on September 24, 2010Cite: “House in Menorca / Dom Arquitectura” 24 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
House for 6 Families / L3P ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse for 6 Families / L3P Architects Save this picture!© Vito Stallone+ 23 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/298538/house-for-6-families-l3p-architects Clipboard Switzerland Photographs ArchDaily CopyApartments•Zurich, Switzerland Projects “COPY” House for 6 Families / L3P Architects Architects: L3P Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year: “COPY” Photographs: Vito StalloneSave this picture!© Vito StalloneText description provided by the architects. The architectural expression is essentially defined through the location of the property, with its unique panorama view, and the historical reference to the castle town. Each of the apartments located on the three floors of the two house sections differ in floor plan, height and proportion. Save this picture!© Vito StalloneThe centre of every apartment is formed through the lounge room, adorned with high ceilings (3.4m) and ceiling to floor windows to the south side. The interplay between the partly winding, narrow and castle-like private rooms and the open and light-flooded ‘public’ rooms, gives the separate apartments their quality and layout composure. Save this picture!© Vito StalloneThe consequent use of height offset in the separate apartments allows a layout in both attic apartments which is vertically orientated; the rooms are over each other and are staggered on the mezzanine to the lounge room. The long, 2m high corner windows and the glazed loggias allow a unique panorama. Save this picture!© Vito StalloneThe interaction with the proportions of the window surfaces, the over-long windows and super-elevated balconies in the centre of both houses fool the eye, the individual apartments are not comprehensible from the outside. The ‘castle’ character of the north façade, with ‘arrow-slit’ like windows, orientates itself on the historical fundamental structure of Regensberg.Save this picture!Floor PlansProject gallerySee allShow lessFrederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts Winner: Andrea ZittelArticlesNew Institute Building for FOM / J. Mayer H. ArchitectsArticlesProject locationAddress:Regensberg, Canton Zurich, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2008 Area: 960 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/298538/house-for-6-families-l3p-architects Clipboard Apartments CopyAbout this officeL3P ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasZurichHousing3D ModelingSwitzerlandPublished on November 27, 2012Cite: “House for 6 Families / L3P Architects” 27 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
The ePhilanthropyFoundation.org is a charitable foundation that has been established in the USA “to advocate and educate non-profit organisations and their contributors for secure and ethical online philanthropy.” The partner organisations behind the initiative are planning “a full service informative website to guide you in your efforts to build an internet fund raising resource for your nonprofit.” The impressive board of trustees suggests this could prove a significant initiative. It includes individuals from fundraising consultancies, Internet fundraising agencies, and fundraising software companies such as Hewitt and Johnston New Media, eTapestry, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Blackbaud, AOL Foundation, Donordigital, and the Alford Group. Unfortunately the site’s homespun design and appearance does not inspire confidence. Similarly, the organisation’s claim that US non-profits are plunging “headlong into a completely new medium” does rather ignore the Internet fundraising work of some of its trustees and non-profits over the past six years or so. Nevertheless, the Foundation’s first initiative is welcome in that it offers a Code of Ethical Online Philanthropic Practices. The 18-point code is far from comprehensive, but it is a useful checklist for charities using the Internet to raise funds. Advertisement Howard Lake | 18 December 2000 | 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. Visit ePhilanthropyFoundation.org. 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ePhilanthropyFoundation founded
Villwock Presidency Effort Falls Short Home Indiana Agriculture News Villwock Presidency Effort Falls Short Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jan 12, 2016 Previous articleUSDA Report Sparks Market RallyNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank SHARE Villwock falls shortZippy Duvall of Georgia is the new president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Tuesday’s election at the conclusion of the annual meeting in Orlando also means the end of the road for Don Villwock from Knox County, Indiana, who was defeated on the third and final ballot.“Of course I’m disappointed,” he told HAT. “A lot of my friends and all the Indiana delegation, they did a great job. I just feel like I let them down. But life goes on and Zippy’s a great Christian man. I’m very glad that he is elected. He’ll do extremely well and I’ll try to help him any way I can.”The election brings to a close a long and very successful career in Farm Bureau but Villwock will remain a member as he returns to life on the farm.“I sure will and I truly believe in Farm Bureau. I think every farmer in Indiana needs to be a member. They need someone fighting for them at the courthouse or the statehouse or Washington DC, because if they become members we get more things accomplished that make a difference. It’s a pretty good deal for $32.50.Villwock said there is a distinct positive that comes from not winning.“I’ll be able to watch my grandchildren grow up and that’s a pretty important job.”Joining Duvall is AFBF’s new vice president Scott VanderWal of South Dakota. He won that three man race on the first ballot. SHARE Facebook Twitter
News Judicial authority spokesman Alireza Jamshidi said at a press conference yesterday that she had been “arrested on the order of the Tehran revolutionary court and is now in detention in Evin prison,” adding that he did not know in which section of the prison she was located. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Iran RSF_en Saberi’s arrest was revealed by National Public Radio (NPR) in the United States on 1 March as a result of a call it received from her father on 10 February. The day after the NPR report, the Iranian authorities confirmed she was being held in Tehran’s Evin prison but did not say what she was charged with, although foreign ministry spokesman Hassan Ghashghavi said she had been working “illegally” in Iran. “Saberi’s arrest is a violation of both Iranian law and international legal standards,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Her lawyers must be told the reasons for her detention and must be allowed to visit her. We urge the Iranian authorities to say what charges have been brought against her and to release her pending an investigation, as laid down in the law.” March 4, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of the US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the detention of Roxana Saberi, a journalist with American and Iranian dual citizenship. The date of her arrest and exactly where she is being held are not yet known. Her father, Reza Saberi, told Reporters Without Borders that she has not worked for the media since 2006. She did not have access to news and information as she did not have press accreditation. “Her writings were just personal notes and comments about cultural and literary subjects with a view to writing a book about Iran,” he said, adding that “she had been concentrating since 2006 on studying Farsi and Iranian culture at a Tehran university.” IranMiddle East – North Africa Born and brought up in the United States, Saberi has lived for the past six years in Iran, where worked as a stringer for NPR from 2002 to 2006. She also worked for the BBC and Fox News. News June 11, 2021 Find out more News It is very common in Iran for journalists and bloggers to be arrested arbitrarily and held in unknown locations. Blogger Hossein Derakhshan, for example, has been held in an unknown location since 1 November. His arrest was confirmed by Jamshidi, the judicial authority spokesman on 30 December, after it had already been reported in the media. At his press conference yesterday, Jamshidi said he had “no precise information on the subject of Hossein Derakhshan.” to go further News June 9, 2021 Find out more Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the detention of Roxana Saberi, a journalist with American and Iranian dual citizenship. The date of her arrest and exactly where she is being held are not yet known. Several Iranian journalists working for international news media have been interrogated by intelligence ministry agents since December and held in unknown locations. They have been accused of spying and working illegally despite having accreditation. Several of them reported being physically mistreated during interrogation. They and their families are constantly harassed. Help by sharing this information Organisation Receive email alerts March 18, 2021 Find out more
RSF_en ChileAmericas The Digital Terrestrial Television Act received final approval by the Senate on 15 October but its enactment has been halted by the president. The main broadcasting groups aside, its critics have been harsh. The legislation theoretically allocates 40 percent of the new capacity to regional or local broadcasters. However, observers point out that these have no real autonomy. “Most are appendages of the main national broadcasters,” said Mosciatti. “The market will decide.”In the view of officials of the alternative television station Señal 3 La Victoria: “This law is designed only to extend the existing media establishment. There is no redistribution.” Chile’s media oligopoly, which was the target of social protests in 2011, has yet to be overhauled. This will entail the abolition of Pinochet’s legacy, which still haunts the country and its journalists. November 26, 2019 Find out more News News Lost illusionsOn 13 August this year, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination heard testimony from Mireya Manquepillan, the head of Kimche Mapu, a radio station of the indigenous Mapuche community. She spoke of the plight endured by her people, including in the field of news and information. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Chile to go further July 6, 2020 Find out more News November 26, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New media legislation needed after president vetoes digital TV law Chile’s outgoing president has vetoed the Digital Television Act, a law that would have opened the way to modest progress in broadcasting in Chile despite being criticized for not going far enough to redistribute frequencies.Reporters Without Borders regards the arguments deployed by the president’s office in a 19 November paper defending the veto as a misuse of the concept of “pluralism” to defend the economic interests of a few at the expense of real pluralism.New broadcast media legislation must be a priority for Chile’s next president, who will be chosen during the second round of the presidential elections that is scheduled for 15 December.Those most affected by the presidential veto are community media because the proposed law would have reserved a portion of the country’s broadcast frequencies for them and for local and regional media. It would also have prevented religious broadcasters from being treated as community media.“This is a disaster for real community media,” said Maria Pia Matta (photo), head of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC). “Evangelical groups will be able to use the ‘community broadcaster’ label even if they provide no information. This is a setback both for pluralism and for our status.”The veto also puts paid to a reform under which state-owned Televisión Nacional de Chile (TVN) would have been given a second frequency at the regional level, which it could have used to broadcast not only its own programming but also content produced locally by those who do not have the resources to broadcast it themselves.As a result, TVN will continue to have just one frequency in the name of “pluralism,” meaning “for the sake of the interests of leading commercial media close to the current government that did not want any reinforcement of the already weak state broadcast sector,” one observer commented.Another controversial effect of the veto will be its limitation of cultural programming to four hours instead of “at least four hours” under the proposed law.“For a vote to override the presidential veto and reinstate the original law, the constitution says you need a quorum of two thirds of the deputies and senators at the moment of voting in each house,” Pia Matta said. “In the face of such a obstacle, the only option is a new law.”_________26.11.2013: Next president must grasp the nettle of media democratisationOn the eve of Chile’s presidential election on 17 November, Reporters Without Borders urges the candidates to give a firm commitment to democratising information and communications. We appeal especially to the two main contenders Michelle Bachelet, who served previously as president from 2006 to 2010, and Evelyn Matthei. Unlike neighbouring countries such as Argentina and Uruguay, Chile never repealed the regulation framework established under the 1973-1990 military dictatorship. In the 21 years since the return to democracy, governments run by the Concert of Parties for Democracy, including the one headed by Bachelet, have not reformed the system based on concentrated private ownership, which is anathema to pluralism. The mechanisms that perpetuate such a system must be dismantled urgently. In first place is the government subsidies paid to the print media, of which the duopoly El Mercurio and Copesa – owners of 95 percent of print titles — are the sole beneficiaries. Second is the 1982 general law on communications, passed during the Pinochet era, and its section 36B, which was added later and provides for a custodial sentence for broadcasting on an illegal frequency. This legislation has turned broadcasting into a closed shop, at the expense of small, independent and community-based radio and television stations, which have been waiting for years to be granted official status. The law passed in May 2010, providing for the establishment of community and citizens’ radio broadcasting services, must be applied. The transfer or reallocation of frequencies must also be imposed, since the consortium Iberoamericana Radio Chile, which holds 60 percent of them, refuses to abide by the 2012 agreement between broadcasters and the telecoms regulator Subtel. Reporters Without Borders has submitted these recommendations, as well as the decriminalisation of press offences which is still in abeyance, to the United Nations Human Rights Council, which is due to discuss Chile at its Universal Periodic Review session in January and February next year. Will they be taken into consideration? The circumstances do not necessarily point in that direction. News Immediately after she spoke out, the government announced a plan for indigenous radio stations for 2014-2016. “We were promised 30 new stations, a budget of 10 million pesos (about 15,000 euros) and a pilot project at the end of October which Kimche Mapu was to have undertaken,” Manquepillan told Reporters Without Borders. “Since then, there’s been nothing. It was all talk.” During a recent visit to Chile by Reporters Without Borders, Tomas Mosciatti, the manager and co-owner of the radio station Bío Bío, also expressed his concerns: “The 2010 law opened up community radio only slightly and just for those who put out municipal propaganda or preach the Gospel, who are ‘community’ in name only.“In general terms, the radio audience has declined significantly and there is little hope that digital television, which will generate very few new channels, will be its salvation.” ChileAmericas Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Organisation Receive email alerts Chile: RSF calls for exemplary investigation into Chilean photographer’s murder November 11, 2020 Find out more Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics”
Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China Organisation Receive email alerts News March 12, 2021 Find out more News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further RSF_en Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes October 9, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News blackout on Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize News News In a “disgraceful” act of censorship, the Chinese authorities have deployed major technical and human resources to prevent the Chinese public from learning that the jailed dissident intellectual Liu Xiaobo has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Reporters Without Borders said.TV and radio stations, newspapers and websites have completely ignored what is an historic news item for China. The Propaganda Department issued an order to all the Chinese media forbidding them to report the Nobel Committee’s decision.This frenzied censorship and propaganda effort confirms the importance of Liu’s peaceful struggle for free expression in China. Overwhelmed by the hopes raised by Liu’s Nobel, the authorities have responded in time-honoured fashion with a news blackout. It is an insult to the universality of the Nobel Peace Prize.No report about Liu is to be seen on the home pages of the leading Chinese news websites such as Sina or Sohu. Some results referring to Liu’s Nobel can be obtained on the Baidu search engine, but access to the actual web pages is usually blocked. The government television station CCTV said nothing about Liu and instead opened its evening news programme with a report about rain in Hainan Island.The broadcasts of foreign satellite TV stations such as CNN are blocked as soon as they start to mention Liu’s Nobel. Dozens of foreign reporters have been turned away by police as they try to approach Liu’s home in Beijing.It is impossible to send an SMS message containing the characters for Liu Xiaobo or Nobel Prize. The microblogging website Weibo is also being censored. But on Twitter, which is blocked in China, thousands of enthusiastic messages have been posted urging people to eat salmon to thank Norway, to display signs at the back of their cars or otherwise celebrate Liu’s prize. Journalists have also posted messages on Twitter saying they are crying for joy, while the renowned artist Ai Weiwei said it was the happiest day for China in 60 years.Liu’s wife, Liu Xia, is under house arrest at their Beijing home. The police at their home have forbidden her to give interviews but she has expressed her joy on Twitter. She said that the police planned to take her to the Liaoning province prison where her husband is held, and that she would like to go to Norway to receive the prize on her husband’s behalf. She also said the prize was a homage that Liu shares with Hu Jia, a former Nobel Peace Prize nominee who is also in prison.Police meanwhile arrested 20 human rights activists yesterday outside Ditan park, where they were publicly celebrating Liu’s Nobel. Students also gathered in Tiananmen Square brandishing Chinese flags. Some of them were also reportedly arrested.The Chinese foreign ministry said: “Liu Xiaobo is a criminal convicted under the Chinese judicial system because he broke Chinese laws.”United Nations high commissioner for human rights Navi Pillay welcomed “this recognition of the very important role human rights defenders play in China.” German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said he hoped Liu would now be released quickly so that he could receive the prize in person. Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said the decision to award the prize to Liu was a message to Beijing about human rights.Former Czech president Vaclav Havel, a leading promoter of Liu’s nomination, said Liu was “exactly the type of a politically committed person to whom the Nobel prize should go.” US President Barak Obama, the winner of last year’s Nobel Peace Prize, also hailed the news and urged Beijing to free Liu.