Swaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL.sz) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgSwaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Swaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL.sz)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSwaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL) is an investment holding company engaged in financial intermediation. The company offers a range of products and services to private, commercial and corporate companies that range from personal and business checking to savings plans, home banking and lending options. The personal and business division of Swaziland Empowerment Limited caters for checking, savings, mortgage loans, commercial banking services, trust and investment, auto, home and personal loans. Swaziland Empowerment Limited has a 19% stake in the telecommunication entity, Swazi MTN Limited. It is a subsidiary of the Public Services Pensions Fund with headquarters in Mbabane, Swaziland. Swaziland Empowerment Limited is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Who has the most red cards at the Rugby World Cup?

first_img1 – Isi Naisarani (Australia)1 – Jaba Bergvadze (Georgia)1 – James Davies (Wales)1 – Johan Coetzee (Namibia)1 – Ken Owens (Wales)1 –Kirill Gotovtsev (Russia)1 –Levani Botia (Fiji)1 –Lukhan Salakaia–Loto (Australia)1 –Matt Heaton (Canada)1 – Matt Todd (New Zealand)1 –Motu Matu’u (Samoa)1 –Nepo Laulala (New Zealand)1 – Ofa Tu’ungafasi (New Zealand)1 –Rey Lee-lo (Samoa)1 –Santiago Civetta (Uruguay)As you can see, lots of cards have been dished out – and this is just in the pool stages. It’s all been spread around a bit, but with six in total, Samoa have been the most carded team at this World Cup. So far…Related: Scotland to face Independent Disputes Committee for misconductTalking recently of the standard of refereeing at the Rugby World Cup so far, World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said: “I think the refereeing has been good. I think the use of the assistant referee on the sidelines has worked well. So, certainly, we’re pleased.”He also joked: “Since I’ve been retired, every decision I’ve made on the rugby field has been the right one.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Who Has The Most Red Cards At The Rugby World Cup?You’ve heard a lot of chat about it. People are joking there have been more cards than Christmas at the Rugby World Cup. Players  have been seeing more red than a bull in Pamplona. There have been more slices of cheese than French buffet.Related: Referees announced for the semi-finalsThis competition will smash records for the most cards shown at a single World Cup. But you might be wondering who is leading the way – or perhaps it’s more like plumbing the depths – on the card charts.So here’s how the lists of red-carded and yellow-carded players break down:Red Cards1– Andrea Lovotti (Italy)1 –Bundee Aki (Ireland)1 –Ed Fidow (Samoa)1– Facundo Gattas (Uruguay)1 – John Quill (USA)1 – Josh Larsen (Canada)1 – Sebastien Vahaamahina (France)1 – Tomas Lavanini (Argentina)Not so mellow: Ref Angus Gardner shows a yellow to Santiago Civetta (Getty Images)Yellow cards2 – TJ Ioane (Samoa)1 – Adam Coleman (Australia)1 – Adriaan Booysen (Namibia)1 – Andrey Ostrikov (Russia)1 – Bogdan Fedotko (Russia)1 – Ed Fidow (Samoa) Seeing red: France’s Sebastien Vahaamahina walks in the quarters (Getty Images) Keep track of event sin Japan via our Rugby World Cup homepage.Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Moose Hill House / Utile, Inc

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Robert Knight+ 18 Share Houses Photographs Manufacturers: Caesarstone, Fleetwood, Dragin Drilling, ICI PaintsText description provided by the architects. Designed for a family recently transplanted from the city, the Moose Hill House provides a prototype for urban spatial arrangements in a rural setting. The site has two specific orientations which define the split level organization of the house. The site features distant views of the city to the north and faces the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s 2000-acre Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary to the south. These equally compelling exposures suggested that the house should have two “fronts” and be equally approachable from grade at either. The house also takes advantage of its proximity to a nearby rail station, enabling the clients to maintain strong connections to their friends, work places, and the cultural amenities in the city. Save this picture!© Robert KnightGenerated from a series of carefully integrated decisions, the design is intended to achieve maximum value, efficiency, and sustainability while maintaining a striking modern form high on the hillside. Super-insulating to reduce heat loss, “Smart-Framing” to reduce the amount of lumber required, garden roofs to manage run-off, and geo-thermal heating and cooling are among the strategies deployed to create a house with as little impact on the environment as possible.Save this picture!© Robert KnightProject gallerySee allShow lessLargest Apple Store Opens Today!ArticlesPlaycloud / NAMELESSArticles Share Moose Hill House / Utile, Inc Architects: Utile, Inc Area Area of this architecture project Area:  344 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/70686/moose-hill-house-utile Clipboardcenter_img Moose Hill House / Utile, IncSave this projectSaveMoose Hill House / Utile, Inc CopyAbout this officeUtile, IncOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasBostonHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on August 07, 2010Cite: “Moose Hill House / Utile, Inc” 07 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Moose山住宅 / Utile, Inc是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Boston, United States United States Photographs:  Robert Knight Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/70686/moose-hill-house-utile Clipboard 2008 Year: last_img read more

Action Medical Research to receive 100% of retail price of Christmas cards

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. The packs of ‘real deal’ Christmas cards will be sold through the Action Medical Research fundraising volunteer groups around the country and Lynn Tait’s Gallery shop, Leigh On Sea, Essex.Jenny Edwards, Fundraising Director for Action, said: “We are delighted that Action Medical Research will benefit significantly from these ‘real deal’ Christmas cards. Thank you to Lynn, for her inspiration and determination, and to the artists and suppliers who freely donated their time and resources to make it all possible.” Tagged with: christmas Trading Action Medical Research to receive 100% of retail price of Christmas cards  45 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis She then secured sponsorship from printers The Sherwood Press and The Imaging Centre, paper company GF Smith, Yorkshire Envelopes, Visual Packaging Ltd, Progressive Greetings and Progressive Greetings Live.Tait said: “The cards are the real deal and a class act – the quality of the card is beautiful – people will be proud to send it. We expect to sell a large quantity of these cards and make as much money as possible for this wonderful charity. I’m so grateful to the artists and suppliers who have so willingly supported us.”The wide variety of designs were created and donated by Julia Hook Designs, Linda Wood Designs, Paper Salad, The London Studio, Berni Parker, Trumpers World, Wrendale Designs, Celia Pike, Libby McMullin, Dilys Treacle Treasures, Cherry Picked For You and Hels Bells.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Children’s Charity Action Medical Research has launched a range of Christmas cards, from which every penny of the retail price will be received by the charity.Gallery owner Lynn Tait, who has owned a greeting card business for more than 20 years, developed the cards, publishing 12 different packs of Christmas cards.  How to generate 100% profit for charityShe ensured the full sale price would be received by the charity by inviting 12 participants in her greetings card business courses to design and donate an exclusive piece of artwork for the venture. These were received within just two weeks. Advertisement Tait has a track record in fundraising from greetings card. She received a ‘Lifetime honorary achievement award’ at the greeting card industry awards – The Henries – in 2012 after organising a successful fundraising greeting card competition to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. Howard Lake | 15 September 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Venezuela resiste al sabotaje

first_imgNunca antes el proceso bolivariano de Venezuela ha estado amenazado con tanto peligro como ahora. Si bien desde el triunfo de Hugo Chávez a la presidencia del país en el 1999, el imperialismo estadounidense junto a sus colaboradores criollos ha impuesto una continuada campaña de asedio que incluyó un golpe de estado y un sabotaje petrolero, ahora esa campaña se ha recrudecido con la posibilidad de una intervención militar para lograr lo que siempre han ansiado, un cambio de régimen.Ya van dos meses de actos violentos cometidos diariamente por la oposición al proceso revolucionario, liderada mayormente por la Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD).Terrorismo fascistaLos actos vandálicos van quirúrgicamente dirigidos contra personas identificadas con el chavismo y contra establecimientos estatales. Se han quemado o arruinado desde flotas enteras de autobuses públicos y oficinas del PSUV (partido del gobierno), hasta centros de salud materno-infantil. Recientemente también quemaron la casa donde Chávez vivió en su infancia.Ya se cuentan alrededor de 60 personas asesinadas durante estos actos terroristas. La crueldad de estos ataques es inimaginable. Un elemento primordial de éstos es su terrible carácter racista. A un joven afro venezolano que fue identificado como chavista, le prendieron fuego, lo persiguieron y luego lo apuñalaron. A una mujer indígena, artista reconocida, unas mujeres del sector pudiente de Altamira le gritaron insultándola, pateándola y golpeando con los palos de las banderas que llevaban.En estos actos terroristas están involucradas además bandas criminales a sueldo, y paramilitares colombianos. También se ha visto el empleo de menores de edad, algo que Venezuela ha denunciado a la UNICEF.Es importante destacar que contrario a lo que los medios corporativos presentan como un caos a nivel nacional, estos actos terroristas está generalmente limitados a las zonas donde la alcaldía o la gobernación están en manos de la oposición. En los barrios populares, es decir, el pueblo pobre, no es parte de estos actos de terror.Los ataques contra la revolución no se han limitado a Venezuela, sino que también se han atacado embajadas y consulados, incluyendo al consulado en la Ciudad de Nueva York. Personas reconocidas venezolanas o que han sido solidarias con Venezuela han sido atacadas físicamente o insultadas, incluyendo recientemente al cineasta Oliver Stone.Papel de EUAA través de la OEA y su presidente Luis Almagro, Estados Unidos ha montado una campaña internacional para imponer la llamada Carta Democrática de la OEA contra Venezuela, e involucrar a otros países en su plan hostil.Esto es particularmente cierto con Colombia. A los pocos días de que el presidente colombiano Juan Manuel Santos se reuniera con el presidente Trump el pasado 18 de mayo, Santos ordenó movilizar tanques blindados del ejército a la frontera con Venezuela. La canciller venezolana Delcy Rodríguez inmediatamente respondió denunciando esta provocación por el hermano país.La asistencia de EU a la oposición venezolana también se ha evidenciado por las reuniones de Trump sostenidas con figuras claves de la oposición venezolana. Una con Julio Borges, presidente opositor de la Asamblea Nacional de Venezuela, y otra con Lilian Tintori, esposa de Leopoldo López, quien está en prisión por incitar a la violencia que causó 43 muertes en las protestas del 2014. Fue notable el aumento de la violencia en Venezuela tras estas visitas.La voz del puebloFrente a esta oleada de reportajes de los medios noticiosos corporativos, especialmente la cadena CNN en español, que culpa al presidente Nicolás Maduro de los violentos actos tildándolos de ‘represión estatal’, WW-MO entrevistó a un líder de la famosa Parroquia 23 de enero para tener una visión de lo que las comunidades de clase trabajadora piensan y cuáles son sus acciones.Juan Contreras es militante de la Coordinadora Simón Bolívar, una organización social de base que apoya al proceso bolivariano desde hace 18 años. Contreras fue diputado a la Asamblea Nacional. La Parroquia 23 de enero tiene una importancia crucial en el proceso histórico revolucionario. El Cuartel de la Montaña, donde está sepultado el Comandante Chávez se encuentra en este barrio.Para poner la situación actual en contexto, Contreras dijo a Mundo Obrero que “Lo que ocurre hoy en Venezuela tiene que ver con una contraofensiva que viene agilizando el imperio yanqui”. Nombró los golpes que derrocaron los gobiernos progresistas en Paraguay y en Honduras y la destitución de Dilma Rousseff en Brasil.“¿Y qué falta? La corona, Venezuela. Por más de dos décadas, desde que Hugo Chávez se convirtió en el “mal ejemplo”. Gracias al proceso bolivariano se constituyen estos procesos, en Paraguay, Brasil, Bolivia, Ecuador, el regreso de los sandinistas, El Salvador. Con Cuba que sigue siendo el faro moral y ético para nuestros pueblos.El Proceso Bolivariano contagió a esta América Latina y el Caribe y hoy el imperio estadounidense quiere dar por terminado todos estos procesos”.Contreras no califica a estos grupos como opositores; es muy enfático al decir que son contrarrevolucionarios, com­par­ando la situación actual con “lo que sucedió en Nicaragua con la contrarrevolución auspiciada desde el imperio EUA quien armó la contra en plena frontera, saboteaba desde los ministerios, las labores del trabajo, la siembra en el campo…”“Está financiado por el imperio; acaban de aprobar más de $500 millones para la contrarrevolución. Cuando apenas queda medio año para las elecciones generales, ellos [la contra] se empeñan en pedir elecciones ahora”.“Lo que está en marcha en Venezuela es un gran proceso insurreccional, de desgaste, que lleva consigo el derrocamiento del proceso bolivariano. Pero aquí hay un pueblo que está resistiendo los embates del imperio.“Nos han querido golpear con la guerra económica, escondiendo alimentos, medicinas”. Contreras menciona también la guerra mediática que intenta pintar a Venezuela como un estado fallido, un ‘narco-estado’, con una supuesta ‘crisis humanitaria’ que facilite la intervención extranjera. El imperio cree que este es el momento de la estocada final porque no está el Comandante Chávez. Pero el Presidente Maduro no puede ser el Comandante Chávez, sino que tiene que realizar su propia gestión”.Recuerda que ya Obama había declarado a Venezuela como una ‘amenaza para los EUA’, “semejante tontería, decir que es una amenaza para la principal potencia imperialista del mundo” dice ­Contreras.“Pero este pueblo sigue apostando a esta revolución que ha ayudado a que ese 80 por ciento de pueblo excluido durante la cuarta república, haya recuperado ­salud y educación”.Llamado a una Constituyente“El Presidente Maduro, apostando por la paz, ha llamado a una Constituyente en el marco de haber fracasado los diálogos entre la oposición y el gobierno.“Por cierto, yo soy de los que dice que en esa mesa de diálogo la posibilidad de llegar a acuerdos era nula porque era solo el gobierno y la contrarrevolución y ahí no estaba expresado el pueblo, nuestros obreros, indígenas, campesinos, estudiantes, la gente de los barrios. Los descamisados, los desdentados, los que la burguesía no quiere, esos son los que faltaban en la mesa. Por eso estaba ­condenado a la derrota.“Yo digo que la Asamblea Constituyente es una gran reunión de carácter nacional con representantes populares para dictaminar las pautas que deben marcar la convivencia entre gobernados y gobernante. Los sectores populares tenemos la esperanza de lograr la paz por esa constituyente”.Contreras advierte, “Pero si esa constituyente no tiene el rostro del pueblo, va directamente al fracaso. No puede haber dedocracia, no se pueden imponer la gente que quisieran. Aquí debe ir la gente que ha sostenido este proceso por 18 años. Porque es ese pueblo quien sabe cuáles son las problemáticas que hoy afectan al proceso bolivariano. Lo jurídico es una cosa, pero el conocimiento político lo tiene nuestro pueblo. Y por eso se debe apostar por una constituyente popular. Tiene que ser el pueblo el que marque el camino”.Contreras señala que el producto de esta constituyente que busca incluir medidas más específicas que no se encuentran en la constitución actual, como el castigo apropiado a los perpetradores de terrorismo, tiene también que incluir el castigo a quienes cometan actos de corrupción. Da como ejemplo a quienes después de robarle al pueblo usando los dólares más baratos concedidos por el gobierno para la importación de productos esenciales, no cumplieron con esa obligación trayendo solo parte de los productos mientras se quedaban con el resto del dinero y se iban a vivir en el exterior. Luego regresaban a Venezuela, quedando impunes.Opina además que para ser constituyente, debe haber estado fuera de un cargo público por lo menos 2 años.¿Cómo incluir al pueblo en la Constituyente?“Esta es una lucha de clases, y mi clase es de la de los de abajo…. debemos dejar ahora que el pueblo se exprese”.“Desde abajo tenemos una apuesta a una constitución que blinde a la Revolución y que permita construir el tema de la paz, no a donde nos quieren llevar estos sectores fascistas”.“A lo largo y ancho del país se están haciendo asambleas donde se discuten los temas. Aquí en el 23 ya hemos realizado dos. El 23 está dividido por sectores que se organizan. Ya en uno de los sectores hicimos un foro con una abogada constitucionalista al cual acudieron 325 personas.Esto bajo las condiciones difíciles en que se encuentra el país. Son 13 sectores en la parroquia, y vamos visitando sector por sector para dar el debate sobre la constituyente. Luego celebraremos una asamblea donde estén todos los sectores y todas las organizaciones que son parte del 23.“Nos estamos jugando el proceso en esta constituyente. La posibilidad de que se siga desarrollando un modelo alternativo en América Latina y el Caribe. Eso es lo que está en juego.“Estos debates se está dando en la fábricas, en el campo, en las universidades. Respondiendo al llamado del Presidente Maduro al debate.“Frente a los modelos neoliberales, donde hay una apuesta a lo individual, aquí hay una apuesta por la construcción de un modelo alternativo con nuevos valores dentro de la sociedad, de solidaridad y avanzar a construir un modelo económico, social y político diferente.“Yo creo que ese es el camino que nos hablaba el Comandante Chávez de construir el estado comunal como un proceso de transición de avanzar al socialismo bolivariano”.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The wait is over: TCU in the NCAA Tournament for first time in 20 years

first_imgGarrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Previous articleBeach volleyball drops to 3-6 after two loses at first day of East Meets West ChallengeNext articleJanczak earns Big 12 Pitcher of the Week Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printThe last time TCU played in the NCAA Tournament Bill Clinton was the President of the United States, “Titanic” won an Oscar for Best Picture, Michael Jordan won the last of his six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls and Horned Frog guard Alex Robinson was two years old.“I’m 22,” Robinson said. “It’s been a long time. Shoot, at two years old, I probably didn’t know what basketball was. That’s crazy.”The 20 year wait ended when TCU heard its name called on Selection Sunday for the first time since 1998. They are a No. 6 seed and will take on a No. 11 seed in Detroit Friday as part of the Midwest Regional. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas ReddIt Facebook Garrett Podell + posts Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Facebook Their opponent will be the winner of the Syracuse vs. Arizona State First Four game which is hosted in Dayton, Ohio Wednesday night.While playing either team likely prove to be a challenge, the late game in Ohio could be an advantage for the Horned Frogs as their matchup comes just 48 hours later.TCU guard Alex Robinson talks about reaching March Madness and what it means to him as a native of the Metroplex. (Photo by Crisitian ArguetaSoto.)“Syracuse is a prestigious basketball team with a prestigious coach and Arizona State had a really good run at the beginning of the season so we have to be prepared,” Robinson said. “I think it helps us that they have a play-in game with them not being as rested, which could help us a lot.”However, TCU senior guard Kenrich Williams said he thought otherwise.“I wouldn’t say it’s an advantage for us,” Williams said. “It might be more of an advantage for them because they’re on a roll and we took a break.”As for which team TCU would rather face, Syracuse’s defensive style could be a favorable matchup for Horned Frogs as they like to play uptempo and shoot a high volume of three-pointers. TCU guard Desmond Bane, who leads the Big 12 in three-point shooting percentage at 47 percent, said he would be especially excited for that matchup.“I’d love playing Syracuse with their two-three zone and being able to shoot threes,” Bane said. “You know I’d love that.”TCU’s berth snaps the second-longest NCAA Tournament drought for teams in Power Five conferences, behind only Rutgers’ 27-year gap.TCU’s 21 regular season wins are its most since the 1997-98 season. This season also marks the first time the program has won 20 games in consecutive seasons since the 1998-99 campaign.TCU head coach Jamie Dixon grins while talking about leading his alma mater back to the NCAA Tournament. (Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.)The excitement this season was palpable in Fort Worth as TCU set a school record for highest average attendance, averaging 6,561 people per game during its 18 home games this season. The old record, 6,341, was set during Dixon’s senior season at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in 1987.That 1986-87 season is also the last time the Horned Frogs won an NCAA Tournament game when No. 4 seed TCU beat No. 13 seed Marshall 76-60 in Charlotte, North Carolina.While the current team lacks March Madness experience, TCU is 8-2 in neutral-site games in its two seasons under Dixon. Five of those victories came from the Horned Frogs’ NIT championship run last year.“That helped us develop a winning mentality,” Robinson said. “This year, we kind of took that a step forward and continued to push. We knew how to bounce back, but the constant reassurance from Coach was big.”Up NextTCU will tipoff its first NCAA Tournament game Friday in Detroit, Mich. at Little Caesars Arena against the winner of No. 11 seeds Arizona State and Syracuse at approximately 8:40 p.m. following the conclusion of the 6:20 p.m. game between No. 3 Michigan State and No. 14 Bucknell.“We don’t just want to go to the tournament,” Williams said.”We want to go deep and make a run.” ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ TAGSJamie Dixonmarch madnessNCAA tournament The TCU basketball team celebrates its inclusion in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Twitter Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collierlast_img read more

Confidentiality of professional and personal communications under threat

first_img June 7, 2021 Find out more May 30, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Confidentiality of professional and personal communications under threat to go further June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en June 4, 2021 Find out more Organisation News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Europe – Central Asia On 30 May, the European Parliament adopted a new legislation which will give investigators greater powers to eavesdrop on private data on the Internet and other electronic records like people’s phone calls. The amendment passed by a vote of 497 to 351. On 24 May, Reporters Without Borders called on Euro-MPs to vote against the article 15 of the proposed amendment to the 1997 European directive on protection of telecommunications data and information to be considered by the European Parliament on 29 May.”The trend towards abuses in the name of security since the 11 September attacks must not lead to laws reducing freedom of expression for Europeans,” said RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to European Parliament president Pat Cox. “Such an article would jeopardise the right of journalists not to reveal their sources, as well as the confidentiality of professional and personal communications, by allowing unrestricted interception, storage and inspection of the content of phone calls, faxes, e-mails and web navigation.”The article 15 of the amendment, proposed by the Council of the European Union, would allow EU member-states to pass laws authorising the government to keep data on people’s phone and Internet communications and allow police, customs, immigration and intelligence services to have access to them.The 1997 directive only allows such data to be kept for a short while for specific purposes after which it must be destroyed.  The Council has for years been contemplating such a change but Euro-MPs and critical public opinion have stood in the way.  The amendment is being called for by all member-states as part of anti-terrorism measures, according to the NGO Statewatch.(more information available on www.enduring-freedoms.net) News Europe – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders deplores the adoption by Euro-MPs of the article 15 of a proposed amendment to the 1997 European directive on protection of telecommunications data and information which will allow interception, storage and inspection of the content of phone calls, faxes, e-mails and web navigation. last_img read more

Polish authorities stepping up harassment of independent media

first_img Help by sharing this information December 7, 2018 Polish authorities stepping up harassment of independent media News News RSF_en News May 10, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Poland Poland’s new social media law puts freedom of expression at risk, RSF warns News PolandEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence CorruptionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Organisation Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Polish authorities to end their harassment and attempts to intimidate independent journalists and media outlets, which they have stepped up in recent weeks. Adam Glapiński, the president of the National Bank of Poland, and Senator Grzegorz Bierecki, a member of the ultra-conservative ruling Law and Justice party, threatened to sue five journalists with the independent newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza last week if they did not remove seven allegedly defamatory articles from the newspaper’s website.The articles in question implicate Glapiński and Bierecki in a major alleged corruption scandal within the Polish Financial Oversight Agency ­– revelations that forced the head of the agency to resign three weeks ago.Just a few days before, on 23 November, members of the Internal Security Agency (ABW) went to the home of Piotr Wacowski, a reporter and cameraman with the commercial television channel TVN, to give him a summons to appear before prosecutors on suspicion of “spreading Nazi ideology.”The pretext for this investigation was video footage of a Nazi salute that Wacowski gave to avoid arousing suspicion while doing an undercover report on a neo-Nazi gathering that TVN broadcast last January. The footage of Wacowski’s salute was somehow obtained by the pro-government news website wpolityce.pl.TVN immediately objected, with the support of the Polish Association of Journalists (TD), which wrote a letter describing the investigation as “absurd.” The national prosecutor’s office backed down the next day, announcing that it would be “premature to prosecute the TVN cameraman” and that it was referring the case to the regional prosecutor’s office in the city of Katowice for further consideration.As TVN is owned by the US media group Discovery, a US reaction was not long in coming. US ambassador Georgette Mosbacher wrote to the Polish prime minister voicing “deep concern” about the way TVN was being treated saying she hoped the authorities would “refrain from attacking, let alone prosecuting, independent journalists.”In a visit to the Polish parliament on 21 November, Mosbacher had already expressed concern about legislative plans to “re-Polishize” the country’s press by imposing a limit on the level of foreign capital in Polish media companies. If there was one thing that could jeopardize relations between the United States and Poland, it was an attack on media freedom, she said.It was in this already tense climate that Newsweek Polska investigative reporter Wojciech Cieśla was summoned for questioning by prosecutors on 29 November for allegedly revealing the address of constitutional court president Mariusz Muszyński – a former domestic intelligence agent and Law and Justice member – in one of his articles. In fact, the article did not give the address; it just described its luxurious location.“All this harassment is part of a campaign that the Polish government has been waging against independent media outlets since  2015, a campaign designed to economically throttle critical media, prevent journalists from doing investigative reporting, and ‘re-Polishize’ the media landscape in the near future,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “The Polish government has transformed the state-owned media into a propaganda tool and is trying to do the same with investigative reporters and independent media. RSF supports the call by Gazeta Wyborcza to defend press freedom and not kowtow to the authorities.”Poland has been falling steadily for the past several years in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index and is now ranked 58th out of 180 countries. to go further With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland June 2, 2021 Find out more PolandEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence CorruptionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Receive email alerts January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

New 30-bed Limerick hospital unit up for discussion

first_imgPrint Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGSFine GaelHealth Minister Leo VaradkarKieran O’Donnell TDlimerickuniversity hospital limerick WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin NewsLocal NewsNew 30-bed Limerick hospital unit up for discussionBy Alan Jacques – September 11, 2014 476 center_img Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Kieran O’Donnell TDLIMERICK Fine Gael TD, Kieran O’Donnell is to meet with Health Minister Leo Varadkar next week over the provision of a new 30-bed unit at University Hospital Limerick.According to Deputy O’Donnell, the 30-bed unit would be an interim measure to alleviate the likelihood of overcrowding until the new accident and emergency unit is opened in 2016.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This would involve moving the acute medical assessment unit, which is near the A&E to an adjacent location, thereby freeing up 30 in-patient beds to be converted into a short-stay unit to cater for pressures within the A&E,” he explained.The Limerick TD has been campaigning for the new unit over the summer and has been in contact with Minister Varadkar since his appointment to the health portfolio.“I will be impressing on the Minister the fact that there is a window of opportunity for the establishment of this unit before any overcrowding occurs during the winter. It is very important that patients receive the highest standards of care in the interim before the new A&E is opened in 2016,” he concluded. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGranny gets some sleep after memorable Limerick visitNext articleGrant aid to improve social housing stock in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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first_img Previous articleCHAPMAN: A barrier to abortion can be deadly in a pandemicNext articleH2 2020 Histamine H4 Receptor Pipeline Review – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support Twitter More Black Americans Report Permanently Changing Their Spending and Saving Habits as a Direct Result of the Pandemic Facebook Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest Eric D. Bailey CFP®, founder of Bailey Wealth Advisors in Silver Spring, Md. and a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisorscenter_img WhatsApp Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 last_img read more