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Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgLivestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileLivestock Feeds Plc manufactures and markets a range of animal feed products in Nigeria which includes feed for poultry, pig and cattle. The company is the dominant brand in animal feeds with an installed capacity of 40 MT/hour single shift and a network of 12 franchise millers. Livestock Feeds Plc was established in 1963 as a subsidiary of Pfizer to provide health and nutritional products for exotic milking cows and hybrid chicken that were being imported into Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Livestock Feeds Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh) 2018 Interim Report

first_imgProduce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2018 interim For more information about Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh)  2018 interim Company ProfileProduce Buying Company Limited (PBC) is a licensed buying company for cocoa. The company is one of the biggest dealers in cocoa, sheanut and other cash crops in West Africa sub-regions. PBC Ltd buys high quality cocoa beans and sheanuts from farmers, prepares and stores the stock in purpose-built warehouses and delivers graded and sealed stock to designated collection points at Take Over Centres. The stock is inspected, graded and sealed by the Ghana Cocoa Board’s Quality Control Department. The cocoa buying company operates in an environment of stiff competition from other licensed buying companies but has remained the highest cocoa purchaser for COCOBOD with a market share of about 30%. PBC Ltd has established alliances with other international cocoa trading companies to roll out schemes to increase the yield and acreage of cocoa among rural farmers and improve their livelihoods. Produce Buying Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

La Iglesia afirma su posición sobre la reforma migratoria

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC La Iglesia afirma su posición sobre la reforma migratoria En California, la diócesis insta a una acción estatal sobre las “comunidades seguras” Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI center_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Por Lynette WilsonPosted Aug 21, 2012 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Sarah Lawton, vicepresidente de la Comisión Permanente sobre Justicia Social y Política Pública, y miembro de la iglesia de San Juan Evangelista en el Distrito Misión de San Francisco, durante una conferencia de prensa el 15 de agosto en la catedral episcopal de la Gracia Foto/Francesca Pera[Episcopal News Service] Clérigos, miembros de la comunidad y jóvenes inmigrantes se reunieron el 15 de agosto en la catedral de la Gracia [Grace Cathedral], en San Francisco, para celebrar un indulto temporal de la deportación de jóvenes inmigrantes indocumentados. Pero, si bien aplaudían la medida limitada que le ofrece una vía legal al trabajo a personas jóvenes que ingresaron [ilegalmente] siendo niños en Estados Unidos, la concurrencia instó a Jerry Brown, gobernador de California, a firmar  la Ley TRUST que extiende alguna protección a miembros de la familia y la comunidad.Por ejemplo, Diego y José Hernández, mellizos de 18 años que cursan el último año de la escuela secundaria y que vinieron con sus padres de México cuando tenían 7, hablaron en la conferencia de prensa en la catedral. Ellos tienen derecho al indulto temporal de dos años, pero sus padres no.Los mellizos se cuentan entre los millares de jóvenes inmigrantes que hicieron colas el 15 de agosto para aprovecharse del “plan de acción diferido” del presidente Obama, un programa por el cual “…individuos que tengan derecho y que no constituyan un riesgo a la seguridad nacional o pública podrán pedir una suspensión temporal de sus procesos de deportación y solicitar una autorización para trabajar”.El Rdo. Richard Smith, sacerdote adjunto en la iglesia episcopal de San Juan Evangelista [St. John the Evangelist] pronunció unas palabras en nombre de Marc Andrus, obispo de California, ante un grupo de más de 50 personas presentes en la catedral, entre ellas periodistas de los grandes medios de prensa.“Éste no ha sido un camino fácil para ustedes, que una y otra vez han dado un paso adelante para decir la verdad y contar sus historias. A veces ha habido riesgos, pero ustedes han sido valientes, y lo han hecho. Nos enorgullecemos de ustedes y nos enorgullecemos de seguir junto a ustedes hasta que hayamos logrado que se haga justicia para todas sus familias también”, dijo Smith. Él es un líder clerical del Proyecto de Organización de San Francisco, una red comunitaria que representa a más de 40.000 familias.“Una palabra acerca de la Ley TRUST que está a punto de llegar al escritorio del gobernador Brown: sabemos que la inmensa mayoría de los inmigrantes en nuestras iglesias y comunidades son personas respetuosas de la ley que trabajan arduamente para sostener a sus familias”, siguió diciendo él. “[y que] hacen enormes contribuciones a nuestra economía, nuestra sociedad, nuestra cultura y, ciertamente, a nuestras vidas de fe”.“Y es por eso que está diócesis y nuestro obispo le hacen un llamado hoy al gobernador Brown a que firme la Ley TRUST cuando llegue a su escritorio”, concluyó Smith.Las actividades de inmigración de la Diócesis de California son un reflejo del histórico apoyo de la Iglesia Episcopal a una reforma migratoria global. Más recientemente, la 77ª. Convención General aprobó la Resolución D059 “Detener la injusta reforma migratoria”, así como la D011 “Reformar la desigual ley de inmigración”.La D059 pide que se suspenda el Programa de Comunidades Seguras, del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE, por su sigla en inglés), que se concibió como un medio para que las autoridades federales deportaran a los inmigrantes indocumentados con antecedentes penales.“[En lugar de eso] estamos deportando a cualquiera que viole las leyes de inmigración, no sólo a delincuentes”, dijo Smith en una entrevista anterior con el Servicio de Prensa Episcopal (ENS). Él conoce de casos en que un inmigrante indocumentado es detenido por la falta de una luz trasera en su auto, arrestado y deportado, a pesar de la ausencia de antecedentes penales.La Ley TRUST de California se propone restablecer la confianza [trust] entre las autoridades locales y las comunidades de inmigrantes —confianza que se ha visto erosionada por [el programa de] Comunidades Seguras, según los datos informativos.El programa Comunidades Seguras del ICE, según el texto de la Resolución D059 “…conduce a largos períodos de detención —a expensas del público— de inmigrantes sin representación que no tienen graves cargos pendientes en su contra, y de hecho inhibe a las víctimas de diversos delitos, tales como la violencia doméstica, de denunciar esos delitos”.“Dicen que es para proteger nuestras comunidades”, dijo la Rda. Paula Jackson, rectora de la iglesia de Nuestro Salvador [Our Savior], en Cincinnati, Ohio, y quien propuso la resolución, [cuando en verdad] “Destroza las comunidades”.Jackson bautizó recientemente a los tres hijos de una pareja no casada (rechazados por la Iglesia Católica Romana), una ocasión usualmente feliz que se vio ensombrecida por la deportación del padre a [su natal] Guatemala.“Lo que debía haber sido una celebración se vio colmada de pesar”, dijo ella al hablar [en apoyo de] la Resolución D059 en la Convención General.En la primera mitad de 2011, deportaron a más de 46.000 padres, que dejaron atrás a sus hijos que son ciudadanos de EE.UU. De esos que se quedaron, se calcula que más de 5.000 fueron puestos en hogares de acogida —a menudo sin consultar a los padres y cuando pudieron haberlos situado con familiares o con amigos cercanos a la familia. —según un aviso de acción de la Red Episcopal de Política Pública del 1 de agosto en que se citan datos federales obtenidos por el Centro de Investigaciones Aplicadas —un comité asesor de justicia racial— a través de una solicitud de libertad de información.En los 22 años que Jackson ha prestado servicios en Nuestro Salvador, la parroquia ha llegado a convertirse en una especie de refugio para inmigrantes. Durante una entrevista telefónica después de la Convención, Jackson describió la población a la que sirve la iglesia de Nuestro Salvador y explicó que en una ocasión había acompañado de regreso a Guatemala a una mujer indígena que era analfabeta —y que junto con sus tres hijos había perdido su apelación de asilo— en un viaje a través de aeropuertos de grandes ciudades y la embajada de EE.UU. hasta llegar a su remota aldea.“Los inmigrantes que vienen a nuestra Iglesia son un grupo selecto —mucho más los inmigrantes recientes—  y los que vienen a la iglesia de Nuestro Salvador tienden a ser indígenas cuya segunda lengua es el español, su primera lengua es un idioma indígena, el man, una lengua maya, y la mayoría eran ciudadanos de segunda clase en el sitio de donde provenían”, dijo Jackson. “No sólo vienen de la pobreza, la pobreza es algo que se da por sentado, aunque algunos son gente muy preparada y no pueden ganarse la vida. Huyen de la opresión brutal y la violencia”.La disparidad en las leyes de inmigración también afecta adversamente a parejas del mismo sexo, especialmente cuando uno de los dos nació en el extranjero. Eso llevó a Sarah Lawton, diputada de California y vicepresidente de la Comisión Permanente sobre Justicia Social y Política Pública, a proponer la [resolución] D011.Su marido es inmigrante y ciudadano naturalizado. Pero si él no fuera ciudadano, ella podría patrocinarlo —una opción que no tienen las parejas del mismo sexo, dijo Lawton. La resolución fomenta una legislación que le permita a las parejas del mismo sexo tener los mismos derechos que las parejas heterosexuales en lo tocante a la capacidad de un ciudadano estadounidense o de un residente permanente de patrocinar a su pareja en el proceso de inmigración.Lawton explicó, en una entrevista telefónica con ENS, que su parroquia —San Juan Evangelista en el Distrito Misión de San Francisco, donde Smith presta sus servicios— ha perdido miembros, muchos de los cuales [han emigrado] al Canadá, donde permiten el patrocinio [conyugal] de parejas del mismo sexo.La Iglesia Episcopal ha apoyado históricamente una reforma migratoria global; las resoluciones aprobadas en la 77ª. Convención General reafirman esa posición.“Las resoluciones aprobadas en la Convención General le dan a mi labor en Washington su centro y su legitimidad”, dijo Katie Conway, analista de la política de inmigración y refugiados de la Iglesia Episcopal. “Es algo muy convincente para los funcionarios de la Administración o los miembros del Congreso ver cómo una resolución sobre inmigración propuesta por una diócesis en Ohio, en un distrito, puede luego ayudar a la defensa [de una causa] a través del país, en California o Nueva Jersey o Arizona, en otras diócesis y otros distritos”.“Estas resoluciones ofrecen una oportunidad de ilustrar a los legisladores sobre estos problemas mediante la labor y la pasión de los episcopales y garantizar que la voz [de la Iglesia] Episcopal siga siendo firme y clara mientras continuamos promoviendo políticas migratorias humanas y justas”.A nivel local, agregó Lawton, el contar con resoluciones tales como la D059 ayuda a conseguir apoyo para iniciativas tales como la Ley TRUST.La Convención General aprobó una tercera resolución relacionada con la inmigración, la D067, que expresa su “apoyo a la aprobación de una legislación federal que ofrezca un camino a la ciudadanía a jóvenes y jóvenes adultos indocumentados” y que respalda el otorgamiento de becas a jóvenes indocumentados que serían los beneficiarios de la Ley DREAM.La Ley DREAM, una legislación bipartidista que ofrecería un camino a la ciudadanía a personas que hubiesen llegado a Estados Unidos como menores, está atascada en el Congreso. El 15 de junio, el presidente Barack Obama, que ha alentado su aprobación y quien dijo que la firmaría, anunció el plan de acción diferida.En el pasado, el gobierno federal ha concedido amnistía a inmigrantes indocumentados que reúnan ciertos criterios.De no haber sido por la Ley de Reforma y Control de la Inmigración de 1986, Ariana González-Bonillas, de la Diócesis de Arizona, dijo que ella no hubiera podido asistir a la Convención General como parte de la Presencia Oficial de la Juventud en 2012.“Mi padre no nació aquí. Nació en Ciudad de México en el seno de una familia pobre, que se mudó a California cuando él tenía 7 años, y él se quedó aquí indocumentado durante los próximos 10 años”, testificó ella durante una reunión del Comité de Asuntos Nacionales e Internacionales el 9 de julio. “Él vivía en el valle de San Fernando, en Los Ángeles, y rodeado por otras personas indocumentadas. En la escuela secundaria contempló la idea de alistarse en el ejército, aunque había progresado lo bastante [en sus estudios] para llegar convertirse en el estudiante de mejores notas. Hubiera podido ir a cualquier escuela si sólo hubiera tenido documentos”.La ley de 1986 le permitió a su padre asistir al Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts. Dos años después, conoció a la madre de González-Bonillas, que estudiaba en el vecino Wellesley College.“Un sacerdote episcopal los casó cuando ella se graduó”, agrego. “Dos años después de eso, él se convirtió en ciudadano de EE.UU., una semana antes que yo naciera. Cuando yo tenía 6 meses, me bautizaron en la Iglesia Episcopal. Podría decir que debido a la amnistía que le permitió a mi padre ir a la universidad, yo estoy ante ustedes hoy, y es por eso que quiero ayudar a otros jóvenes indocumentados a ir a la universidad, a adquirir una notable educación y finalmente a adoptar la ciudadanía al tiempo que una vida mejor, y a que sepan que los apoyamos de todo corazón”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera del Servicio de Prensa Episcopal. Traducido por Vicente Echerri.last_img read more

Low dose CT lung cancer screenings available for smokers

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Jane Bozelka UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Previous articleNovember Supermoon a Spectacular SightNext articleNew WWII Movie Tells True Story of the First Conscientious Objector to Receive Medal of Honor Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR  If you’re a smoker (or ex-smoker) between the ages of 55 to 79 who has smoked at least 1 pack per day within the last 30 years or at least 2 packs per day for 15 years (also referred to as pack years), you may be at high risk and should consider a screening.Florida Hospital offers a low dose CT cancer screening to accurately detect signs of lung cancer. Medical studies have shown cure rates significantly improve when the disease is detected and treated at the earliest stages.A low dose CT screening takes minutes and is a noninvasive, painless procedure that uses low dose X-rays to screen your lungs for cancerous lesions. These screenings are offered at Florida Hospital and Florida Radiology Imaging locations throughout Central Florida.A lung cancer care coordinator is available to assist participants every step of the way, especially to make sure you meet the criteria for screening.Lung cancer screenings are recommended annually for current and former smokers by the United States Preventive Services Task Force, American College of Chest Physicians and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.According to the National Institutes of Health, about 224,000 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year, and it’s the leading cause of cancer deaths for American men and women. An estimated 158,000 lung cancer deaths nationwide will occur this year. This number has declined in recent years, partly because of better detection and fewer people smoking. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment!  Jane Bozelka, smoked for 40 years until a lung cancer screening revealed Stage III-a lung cancer. Fortunately, Jane underwent a robotic lobectomy and is doing well. She believes the screening saved her life. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

Another charity e-commerce merger

VirtualPhilanthropy.com acquires Formycause.com.Following the acquisition of Charitygift.com by Charitableway.com, reported by UK Fundraising last month, Formycause.com has now acquired VirtualPhilanthropy.com. When will we see the first merger or consolidation amongst charity e-commerce companies in the UK? 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 MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Another charity e-commerce merger Howard Lake | 7 August 2000 | News Advertisement read more

M&S Christmas ad book tie-in sees profits go to NSPCC

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  92 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 The campaign has been created under the philosophy of M&S’s Spend it Well brand platform, which launched earlier this year encouraging customers to focus on the people, experiences and things that matter to them most.Paddington will also take a lead role in helping the retailer create a series of special moments for its customers and the communities it serves through partnership activity.Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, Executive Director of Customer, Marketing & M&S.com said:“At M&S our customers are at the heart of everything we do and we know they love the magic of Christmas, most of all spending time with family and friends. Paddington has enchanted children and families all over the world for nearly 60 years which is why we couldn’t turn down the chance to bring the wonderfully endearing, much-loved British character and his world into the heart of our Christmas campaign this year.”Dame Esther Rantzen, founder of the NSPCC’s Childline said,“Christmas is an exciting time of year, but for some vulnerable children and young people it can be very difficult which is why Childline is there for them 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. This, of course, requires a great deal of funding, which is why we’re delighted to be partnering with M&S and Paddington to support the Childline service and raise awareness of the work we do. At only £3, with all profits going to the NSPCC, the book is excellent value for money and the perfect Christmas gift.”  91 total views,  1 views today M&S Christmas ad book tie-in sees profits go to NSPCC Tagged with: Celebrity christmas corporate Melanie May | 15 November 2017 | News Marks & Spencer’s Christmas ad starring Paddington has been turned into a book with all profits going to the NSPCC.The ad, ‘Paddington and the Christmas Visitor’, was created by Grey London, and aired on 7 November. It is a festive, family focused tale that tells the story of how Paddington unknowingly saves Christmas for his friends and neighbours.In a first for M&S, the story of the advert has been turned into a children’s Christmas storybook with the same title and available in stores and online for £3. All profits will be donated to the NSPCC to help fund its vital Childline service over the Christmas season. To launch the book, M&S is also hosting a series of book readings for children at stores around the UK. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6last_img read more

Mexico Eager to Start and Finish NAFTA Negotiations

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 10, 2017Next articleWashington Earns a C for first quarter of 2017 Hoosier Ag Today Mexico is taking a “sooner rather than later” approach when it comes to potential changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement. A top Mexican official said last week, “It will be in the best advantage of the countries involved that we finish this negotiation within the context of this year.” That is because Mexico will hold a presidential election in July of next year and the current president has reached term limits, meaning there is no guarantee the next administration will come to the negotiating table. Mexico’s top trade official argued it will be challenging to ratify a deal by mid-2018, but he would like to wrap up negations by the end of this year.The U.S. is already undergoing the administrative steps to start negotiations. The earliest that talks can take place would be the end of July. Mexico and the U.S. remain at odds of the details of the negotiations, and Mexico’s trade negotiator warns the threat of tariffs from the U.S. risked opening a “Pandora’s box.” He argues that lobbyists in Mexico would urge him to strike back against major U.S. exports to Mexico like apples and corn.Source: NAFB News Service Mexico Eager to Start and Finish NAFTA Negotiations By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 9, 2017 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Mexico Eager to Start and Finish NAFTA Negotiations Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

The Skiff: April 1, 2021

first_imgTCU library still partially closed from winter storm damage Previous articleEpisode 251 – Playing for secondNext articleWhat we’re reading: Unemployment claims rise, Biden pitches ‘American Jobs Plan’ Alexandra Lang Alexandra Lang Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt ReddIt printVol. 119, Issue 22: International students eager to return to campus this fallAlso: Winter storm damage still has the library partially closed, alumna launched company with help of social mediaFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info The Skiff Graduation Issue: April 22, 2021 Twitter Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ The Skiff: April 8, 2021 + posts Alexandra Lang is a Journalism and Political Science double major from San Antonio, Texas. She has worked for TCU360 since her freshman year, and she is currently the Executive Editor of The Skiff. Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes The Skiff: April 1, 2021By Alexandra Lang – April 1, 2021 518 The Skiff: April 15, 2021 Twitter Linkedin The Skiff: Digital Issues Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Facebook Life in Fort Worthlast_img read more

China: RSF welcomes the awarding of Swedish PEN Prize to detained publisher Gui Minhai

first_img News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) commends the awarding of Swedish PEN’s 2019 Tucholsky Prize to Swedish publisher Gui Minhai, arbitrarily detained in China since 2015 despite serious health concerns. Help by sharing this information to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more November 20, 2019 China: RSF welcomes the awarding of Swedish PEN Prize to detained publisher Gui Minhai RSF_en News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Organisation Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists ChinaSwedenAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesInternational bodies DisappearancesImprisonedImpunityUnited Nations June 10, 2021 Find out more News ChinaSwedenAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesInternational bodies DisappearancesImprisonedImpunityUnited Nations In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival June 7, 2021 Find out more Swedish publisher Gui Minhai, 55, arbitrarily detained in China and still awaiting a trial date after having been kidnapped in Thailand in 2015, was awarded the 2019 Tucholsky Prize on Friday November 15th by the Swedish PEN, an association promoting freedom of speech. Sweden’s Culture and Democracy Minister Amanda Lind handed out the prize despite open threats from Chinese Ambassador in Sweden Gui Congyou.“The case of Gui Minhai reminds us that a citizen of the European Union can be kidnapped and detained for four years without any valid reason and in total impunity by Beijing,” denounces Erik Halkjaer, the president of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Sweden. Cédric Alviani, head of Reporters Without Border (RSF) East Asia Bureau, urges the international community “to increase pressure on China to obtain the release of Gui Minhai and all other journalists and bloggers detained.”Gui Minhai is the last detained of the five “Causeway Bay booksellers” that were abducted by the Chinese regime in 2015. He is currently detained for alleged “illegal business operations,” “disclosure of state secrets ” and for “illegally spending time with foreign diplomats.” In 2017, the Chinese authorities prevented him from seeing a doctor proposed by his embassy despite symptoms corresponding to a serious neurological disease.RSF has called multiple times for Gui Minhai’s release, and has submitted his case to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD).China, with at least 120 journalists behind bars, ranks 177th out of 180 countries and territories in the RSF World Press Freedom Index 2019. In stark contrast, Sweden is ranked 3rd. Newslast_img read more

Three journalists freed after President Karzai intervenes

first_img News June 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists in Kapisa issued a statement yesterday urging the authorities to immediately explain why Mujadadi is being held.Reporters Without Borders calls on NATO to provide immediate access to Naikzad, a freelancer who has worked for several years for both the satellite TV station Al Jazeera and the Associated Press news agency. Confirming his arrest, a US spokesman for ISAF told Reporters Without Borders that weapons were found at his home. An ISAF communiqué described him as a Taliban propagandist who had been in contact with Taliban commanders in order to film insurgent attacks during the elections.ISAF said three grenades and munitions were found at the home of Naikzad’s family. Relatives, who accused soldiers of using explosives to destroy the front door and carrying out a search with dogs, said the weapons were there for self-defence.Naikzad’s relatives rejected the accusations of complicity with the Taliban, while the Associated Press pointed out in a dispatch that Naikzad had not offered it any video footage of Taliban attacks.Provincial police chief Zarawar Zahid told the Afghan news agency Pajhwok that he did not know where Naikzad was being held and that he would do everything possible to obtain his release.Naikzad was previously detained by the Afghan security forces in 2008 for doing a report about the execution of two women by the Taliban. Link to this case: http://blogfreeworld.wordpress.com/2008/07/14/ap-photographer-witnessed-… Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Receive email alerts News News May 3, 2021 Find out more Nadir, who has worked for Al Jazeera for several years, was arrested this morning by ISAF special forces and Afghan soldiers, who raided his home in Kandahar’s Aino district and took him away to an unknown location after placing a bag over his head in front of his wife and two children. They also took away money and gold jewels they found during a search of the home. The Pajhwok news agency quoted the provincial governor as saying an investigation had been launched into Nadir’s arrest. Representatives of journalists’ organisations demonstrated today in Kandahar to demand his release and to criticise the ISAF for arresting a journalist for being in contact with the Taliban.This is not the first time that Al Jazeera journalists have been detained in Afghanistan: http://en.rsf.org/afghanistan-release-of-two-al-jazeera-16-06-2009,33431… RSF_en Follow the news on Afghanistan Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom”center_img Organisation RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Help by sharing this information News September 24, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists freed after President Karzai intervenes Reporters Without Borders hails today’s release of three journalists – Hojatullah Mujadadi, Rahmatullah Naikzad and Mohammad Nadir – who had been arrested in the past few days by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the Afghan police. Their release was requested by President Hamid Karzai.“We are extremely relieved that these three arrests, which we had described as a serious mistake, have been resolved so quickly and we hail President Karzai’s personal involvement,” Reporters Without Borders said.Karzai asked the information and culture minister yesterday to do whatever was necessary to obtain the release of the three journalists, who were arrested in Ghazni, Kandahar and Kapisa. The deputy minister subsequently assured Reporters Without Borders that ISAF and the competent authorities had been asked to free them quickly.Naikzad and Nadir, who both work for the Doha-based satellite TV station Al Jazeera, were released in Ghazni and Kandahar respectively by ISAF after questioning and background checks. In a statement, ISAF said both men had recognised being in regular contact with the Taliban as part of their work as journalists.They were released “without conditions,” said ISAF, which had initially accused them of being Taliban propagandists.Mujadadi was released by the Afghan police in Kabul and was preparing to return to the Kapisa valley, where he runs a local radio station.———————-22 September 2010Three journalists arrested over election coverage, contact with TalibanThree Afghan journalists based in the provinces have been arrested in separate cases in the past four days because of their coverage of the parliamentary elections or for having contact with the Taliban.Hojatullah Mujadadi, a radio station manager and head of a journalists’ association, was arrested by police in the Kapisa valley on 18 September. Rahmatullah Naikzad, a regular contributor to Al Jazeera, was arrested by members of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on 20 September in the eastern city of Ghazni for allegedly being a Taliban propagandist. And Al Jazeera correspondent Mohammad Nadir was arrested by a joint ISAF/Afghan army unit this morning in the southern city of Kandahar.“Journalists were fairly free to work during the election campaign and the polling, thanks in part to the Independent Electoral Commission’s efforts, but it is disturbing that three journalists have now been arrested by foreign or Afghan forces,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In all three cases, journalists working in difficult provinces have been treated like dangerous criminals. We urge President Hamid Karzai to intercede to ensure that grave mistakes are not being made.”The press freedom organisation added: “We must point out that journalists have a right to talk to all parties to the conflicts and must not be arrested for doing this. We nonetheless fear that in these three cases, the journalists are being held just for being in contact with the Taliban.”Reporters Without Borders has direct knowledge of the professionalism of Mujadadi, the manager of Radio Kapisa FM and former national radio journalist, and calls for his immediate release. The police transferred him to Kabul on 19 September, apparently on the orders of the Afghan intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security. Reporters Without Borders is concerned about his continuing detention. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific to go further March 11, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific last_img read more